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The Ontario men's curling championships in Smiths Falls, Ont. Photo: Sarah Harris
The Ontario men's curling championships in Smiths Falls, Ont. Photo: Sarah Harris

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The Ontario curling championships were held in Smiths Falls last week.

For the uninitiated, curling (also known as "chess on ice") is a sport where players slide stones across a sheet of ice toward a target area.

It's said to have been invented in medieval Scotland; today, it's an Olympic sport.

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Foulkes and his late wife, Pat, had side-by-side arena seats with their names on them. Photo: Sarah Harris

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Sarah Harris
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Tom Foulkes volunteers at the arena and has curled since he was a teenager. Photo: Sarah Harris
Tom Foulkes volunteers at the arena and has curled since he was a teenager. Photo: Sarah Harris
It's played in countries all over the world and in Canada, it's a real passion.

Tom Foulkes is almost 80 now and he's been curling since he was 13. He was one of the volunteers at the championships and he told us about some of his curling adventures and the passion that he and his late wife, Pat, shared for the sport.

 

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