Craig Baker
Executive Director

My Role at CurlManitoba: Help us grow the sport.

You Can Contact Craig: by email at cbaker@curlmanitoba.org or by phone at 204-925-5725

Curling Involvement/Philosophy: Lifelong sport. Enjoy it. Participate. Have fun!

Personal Interests:          Amateur sport, Family, The Lake

Elaine Owen
Event/Development Manager

My role at CurlManitoba is to assist athletes, coaches, umpires and clubs in all areas of development.  Contact me if you have questions on rules, coaching, umpiring, clinics and lessons.

You can contact Elaine: by email at eowen@curlmanitoba.org  or phone at 204-926-8408

I was a competitive athlete for many years.  I believe curling can make better citizens by teaching life skills through the sport of curling, encourage good sportsmanship, and respect.  Learn now, play forever as curling is a lifelong sport at all levels.

Connie Laliberte
High Performance Director

One of the best curlers to hail from Manitoba, she skipped the first Manitoba women’s team to a world title. She won junior provincial titles in 1976 and 1977, and in total has skipped six provincial-title winning teams. With her sisters Corinne and Janet, and Chris (Pidzarko-More) Scalena, Laliberte took the 1984 provincial and Canadian title before proceeding to win the women’s world championship. She won two more Canadian titles, in 1992 and 1995, before retiring from competitive curling in 2000, the same year she was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.  Since retiring from curling, Connie has been CurlManitoba’s High Performance Director.

You can contact Connie: by email at claliberte@curlmanitoba.org or by phone at 204-981-7217.

Curling Philosophy: “You get out of it what you put in”

Outside of curling, Connie enjoys photography.

Connor Njegovan
Event/Development Coordinator

My role at CurlManitoba is to guide the overall planning and implementation of events – both qualifiers and Provincial Championships, act as a liaison for Manitoba media, and update the website. Please contact me if you have questions regarding event information or the website.

You can contact Connor: by email at cnjegovan@curlmanitoba.org or by phone at 204-925-5721

Laurie Macdonell
Event/Development Coordinator

My role at CurlManitoba encompasses a few things.  I am responsible for the planning of some of our Provincial Championships, from qualifers to the Championship itself.  I am also responsible for running some of the Development programs we have in order to grow the sport.  I am also responsible for liasoning with the curling clubs in Manitoba to increase communication and programming in clubs throughout the province.

You can contact Laurie: by email at lmacdonell@curlmanitoba.org or by phone at 204-925-5726.

I have curled both recreationally and competitively for the past 25 years.  I believe that curling is a lifelong sport that everyone can enjoy the social aspect of!  When I’m not curling I can be found in the winter watching my children curl or play hockey and in the summer I can be found playing ultimate Frisbee, a game of golf, or relaxing at the lake.

Tracey Ewasko
Office, Partner & Membership Coordinator

My responsibilities at the office are generally membership and customer based.  I look after all membership inquiries, club related information, scholarship information, entries, administrative duties and all office related tasks.

You can contact Tracey: by email at tewasko@curlmanitoba.org or by phone at 204-925-5723.

I have been a competitive curler for almost 30 years and have participated in many Provincial Championships.  I have taken the last 10 years off to raise my 2 sons.  I have started to focus my extra-curricular time into helping out with my sons’ Junior Curling program, managing my sons’ hockey teams, driving them to baseball & socer league games and camps and generally spending time with my family in the many sporting activities they are involved in.  Curling is my passion and I look forward to being a part of CurlManitoba for many years to come.

Bill Hargreaves
Accountant

The Accountant is responsible for management information on the finance side of the organization.  We also provide support to the Curling for Life Endowment Fund and the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame.

You can contact Bill: by email at bhargreaves@curlmanitoba.org and by phone at 204-925-5724.

A lifelong student of the game, curling remains a passion even though stepping on ice is now challenging. ” I would be a competitive curler if it were not for my shoulders, my hips, and my knees.” Now in the Dan Hildebrand lounge of Fort Rouge Curling Club, he does not miss any shots, resulting in no need to shift the blame to tricky ice or the wrong ice! However, there still are “chirpy front end players” that seem always to want attention. It is a great game!

Janet Arnott
High Performance Assistant

My position as High Performance Assistant is to work with athletes and coaches to assist with their development through workshops, training and instructing.

You can contact Janet: by email at jarnott@curlmanitoba.org or by phone at 204 294 8721.

I believe that “Things happen in life for a reason”.

Janet enjoys spending time with family and friends and being out on her pontoon boat at the lake in the summer.