Kaarsten is from Leduc, Alberta and is attending the University of Alberta, working towards a Bachelor of Science degree. His dream job after graduation would be working for a pharmaceutical company and developing new drugs that can prevent diseases and save lives. Karsten is a two-time provincial junior champion. He received the Governor General’s Award for the highest combined grade 11 and 12 average in his graduating class.
Tyler is from Surrey, BC. He’ll be attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the Business Entrepreneurial Leadership program. His team were bronze medalists at the 2016 Canadian Junior Men’s Championships and 2016 Curl BC Team of the year. Tyler was named Curl BC Junior Male Athlete. His team won a gold medal at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games. Tyler volunteers for BC Special Olympics, the BC Senior Games and BC Children’s Hospital.
Sara is a two-time Spirit of Sandra Scholar from Wahnapitae, Ontario. She’s taking her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Laurentian University. Sara wants to become a physician, specializing in oncology or cardiology and would like to provide medical care in third world countries. Her curling team are two-time Northern Ontario Junior Champions. Sara is a certified Club Coach and four-time recipient of the Sudbury & District Health Unit Volunteer Service Award.
Kyle is from Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. He attends Memorial University in St. John’s and is in the Faculty of Science. Kyle’s team represented NL at the 2015 and 2016 Canadian Juniors where he won the ‘Fair Play’ Award. Kyle’s team also won gold at the 2016 Under 21 Junior NL Provincials. He has exceptional academic standing and has completed the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh International Awards.
Megan is from Delta, BC and is studying history at Simon Fraser Univerity with an archaeology major. Her team won the silver medal at the 2016 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. In 2013, her team won the gold medal at the International Under 18 Curling Championships. Megan’s dream is to someday represent Canada at the Olympics. She is a Certified Club Coach and has volunteered at her own curling club for 7 years.
Sarah is from Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan and is studying Education at the University of Regina. She intends to become an immigration lawyer. Sarah’s team represented Saskatchewan at the 2016 Under 18 International Curling Championships. She has Bronze Cross and Bronze Medallion certification, awarded by the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada. Sarah volunteers as a curling coach and English as a second language teacher and tutor.