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CENTRE of CURLING EXCELLENCE COMMUNIQUE REGARDING 2020 SUMMER CAMPS

In light of the COVID-19 crisis and guidelines set by the province of New Brunswick, the CCE Board has voted to cancel the July/August 2020 summer camps. The camps depend on a large number of participants from outside the province, and those curlers will not be able to attend due to New Brunswick restrictions prohibiting visitors from outside the province.

While much is still uncertain, we are looking for and planning ahead to have events in place for a best-case scenario. We will continue to monitor and communicate as we received updated information.

Dr. Michel “Mike” Johnson

Michel J Johnson is an assistant professor at the Université de Moncton’s École de kinésiologie et de récréologie, and the director of the university’s Institut de leadership.

Dr. Johnson completed his Master’s in skeletal muscle physiology at the Université Laval, and his PhD in Neurovascular physiology at the University of Western Ontario. He comes to the Université de Moncton after having held faculty positions at Lakehead University and Nipissing University in Ontario. Michel is also the co-author of the internationally sold textbook The Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging. .

In 2011, Dr. Michel Johnson was introduced to Ellery Robichaud through a curling centre member. Dr Johnson was interested in continuing research into high performance and youth standings that he had begun during his time in Thunder Bay. His knowledge of how children learn and youth development led to his participation in the CCE’s (Centre of Curling Excellence, the NBCA training centre) summer curling camps. The appreciation of Fundamental Movement Skills and Teaching Games for Understanding he engendered prompted refinement of the methods used to teach curling to youth resulting in substantial growth in the camps over the years.

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