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Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who attended and congratulated and wish me luck on my travels at the Maple Leaf Curling Club’s Annual Meeting held last night in O’Leary.  It was kind of cool walking in and everyone was already applauding for my accomplishments!  I will do my best to make my hometown proud!

Em

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Hello everyone!

So about five hours ago I arrived in good old Alberta!  I have never been this far west before, so it is kind of cool to be here.  Also, everything is so flat!  Even PEI is hillier then this! haha.

I had quite the long day of flights.  Flying out of Charlottetown was alright, a little bit of turbulance, but nothing major.  My flight leaving Halifax was delayed 20 minutes due to fog, and then we had to stop in Toronto.  There, someone had checked their luggage but did not board the flight, so we had to wait another half an hour while they searched through all the bins of baggage to try to find theirs, because if they are not on the flight then their luggage cannot be on the flight due to security reasons.  So all in all we were delayed about an hour.  Also the fact that I was in an exit seat didn’t help too much either.  No recline equals no sleep.

Right now it’s about 11:30 at home, so I am getting kind of tired.  Hopefully hit some biology before I go to sleep.  I have a big day here tomorrow.  Our shuttle bus leaves at 7am, and we have video analysis, sweeping analysis and physical fitness tests in the morning.  I think by Sunday I am going to be pretty wore out!

All the crew is here, except for Derek.  He was competing in his badmitten provincials today and couldn’t get a flight out until tomorrow, so he will be joining us sometime in the morning.  I would like to wish him all of luck in his provincials, however I fear they might already be over!

Well folks, I think I am going to go try to get some work done before I pass out!  Edmonton is a wonderful place and so far has treated me well!

I am really looking forward to meeting everyone this weekend, and I hope to take a lot out of it!

Em

Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Easter!

Em

I was recently interviewed by my local paper, also by one of my friends (and curlers!) dad, which was kind of cool.  Eric has been curling ever since I can remember, so he knew the ins and the outs of what I was saying!!

So here’s the link! Enjoy

http://www.journalpioneer.com/Sports/2011-04-22/article-2449960/Gray-looking-forward-to-Youth-Olympics/1

Em

Well, after a very long season I finally have a weekend off!!  My provincial team is finally done curling, ending off at the 2011 Sylvan Learning Atlantic Championships!  We finished with an unfortunate placing of 4th, losing our last round robin game (to get us into the finals) by a mere inch, putting the game into extra end.  However we had fun, and met a few new people!  It seems like every curler in Atlantic Canada knows each other!!

I am looking forward to the long 5-day weekend off.  There is going to be some well deserved sleeping in over the 5 days!! Next weekend I am on the road again, heading out to Edmunton to train with my national team.  We are participating at a camp at the Saville Sports Center (which just happens to be where the Kevin Martin Rink train out off!!) over the weekend.  Once that is over I will finally be able to pack up the curling gear and put it away.  I will be pulling it out again in August, but hopefully my competitve season will be done a bit earlier next year.  My provincial team is only eligable for one provincials this year, so if we win this we go to Ontario for the Junior Nationals in Ferbruary, I believe, and that will be it!  That sounds a lot better then curling until the end of April!

Today the West Prince Graphic put out an article about me, so here it is!

http://peicanada.com/west_prince_graphic/publication/o%E2%80%99leary_curler_heads_austria_2012

I hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

Em

So today, I received a few letters of congratulations in the mail!  I would like to thank Muncey and Leah Harris, as well as Cheryl Bell.  The cards were awesome, and very appreciated!

Today was also my first day back to work, and I got lots of congrats there!  I was really excited to get back and see everyone!

Em



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  • John Martni: Emily Cool blog! I'm so proud of you. Pretty darn good for a Milburn (suburb of O'Leary, PEI, Canada) girl! John Martin

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