Welcome to the newest gem in our series, the U18 Sapphire Slam, set in the Fall backdrop of Guelph Ontario. Expect to see teams from across Ontario and Northern Ontario and the United States. All players must be under age 18 as of June 30, 2018.

RockTalksblk2.pngFriday September 21, 2018 - 8PM

"The Social Media Game," with Devin Heroux

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Social media is widely used in curling. We rely on it to share our news and tell our story. Yet it's not without its challenges. Are we portraying an accurate picture of ourselves, our sponsors and our sport? Are all platforms safe? What should (and shouldn't) we share?

Devin Heroux is curling's social media guru. With over 17,000 followers and 72,000 tweets as a CBC curling reporter he is a master at bringing the game of curling to our devices. Devin conveys the action, drama and humour of our game with factual accuracy, sensitivity and passion all while giving us an inside peek at his own personality and experiences.

In this talk, Devin Heroux will offer practical tips on how to create a social media plan and rules, which platforms work best, the power of images, the do's and don'ts of sharing, and how to talk about our sponsors and our own successes and failures in meaningful ways.

This ROCKTalk is free for registered Sapphire Slam teams and coaches, $20 for all others. Click here to purchase extra tickets.





SEPTEMBER 21, 22, 23   2018

Guelph Curling Club

  • Room for 16 women's and 16 men's teams
  • Four Game Guarantee
  • Prize Purse for top 8 (based on full field)
  • Free ROCKTalk for registered teams
  • Discounted accommodations (see below)
  • Top 2 each gender earn invitation to U18 Junior Slam Series Player's Championship, March 29-31, 2019, Guelph, ON

    Skip the Airbnb! When your group stays with our host hotels, it supports our series. Please make our host hotel your home base for the Sapphire Slam.

    Sapphire Slam teams stay for $119.99 or $129.99/night(+HST). Breakfast and parking are included. This hotel is less than a 6-minute drive to the curling club. A block of one- and two- Queen rooms has been set aside Thursday Sep 20 to Sunday Sep 23, 2018.

    Book by August 6, 2018
    to get the Slam rate. Reservations: 519-763-1900. Ask for "Junior Slam Series" room block.

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Fri, Sep. 21 - Sun, Sep. 23, 2018
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Canada/Eastern

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Guelph Curling Club
816 Woolwich Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 6J2


Guelph Curling Club offers 8-sheets of premium curling ice and in-house restaurant service. Outside food not permitted.