Over one million Canadian parents have taken Respect in Sport training. The program is mandatory in hockey, soccer, baseball and other sports. Why? One of the most common reasons kids, coaches and managers cite for leaving sport is unacceptable parent behaviour. Competitive curling is not immune to parenting pitfalls. Junior Slam Series initiated this opportunity to introduce Respect in Sport to our parent group. Parents attending this 20-minute ROCKTalk will be eligible to participate in the certified on-line Respect in Sport parenting course. Course fees will be covered by Junior Slam Series, ONLY for parents who have attended our Respect in Sport ROCKTalk.

Mark Allen, Ontario Director, Respect in Sport

Mark Allen will be delivering our Respect in Sport ROCKTalk. Mark served with the Ontario Provincial Police for nearly 35 years, retiring as Inspector responsible for Crime Prevention. In retirement, Mark has worked extensively in abuse awareness and prevention. He is currently the Ontario Director for Respect Group Inc., co-founded by Sheldon Kennedy, a former NHL player who was sexually abused by his junior hockey coach. We are pleased to welcome Mark Allen to our ROCKTalk podium this season.


This ROCKTalk is free for ALL parents with an athlete registered in ANY Junior Slam in the 2018-19 season.

You must click Register (right) to attend this free ROCKtalk.
No walk-ins please.

Friday Oct 26, 2018 - 6PM
Galt Country Club

Parenting a competitive curler? This ROCKTalk is for YOU! Parents are the unsung heroes of competitive curling, devoting money, time and emotional resources to support their kids dreams. But it's not always easy. Handling the infamous "car ride home", figuring out how this sport is organized or coping with the dynamics behind the glass are just a few of the parenting complexities.

Non-lecturing and supportive, this ROCKTalk offers helpful tips for parents on ways we can best support our kids, manage our expectations and make sure we enjoy the journey along with them. Parents attending this ROCKTalk will receive access to Curling Canada's Respect in Sport online certification, paid for by Junior Slam Series.

The certified Respect in Sport program course is endorsed by Curling Canada. The program was developed by pre-eminent experts to develop a curriculum and e-learning platform. Expert content and a professional online certification model round out Respect Group’s fully outsourced risk management behaviour-change solutions for sport, schools and the workplace.


Fri, Oct. 26, 2018
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Canada/Eastern

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Galt Country Club
750 Coronation Blvd
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8E3


Galt Country is a private club offering 6 sheets of curling ice, bar and dining facilities. Outside food is NOT permitted.