Curler aims to play 100 games from coast to coast
Rob Swan has played from British Columbia to Price Edward Island to raise money for rink in Harvey
A man from Harvey Station is curling his way across the country to help out his hometown curling club.
Rob Swan is raising money by playing a game in at least 100 curling clubs this season. It's part of his Curling Across the Nation tour.
Since October he's played games from coast to coast. Thursday night Swan played at the Carleton Curling Club in Saint John.
"Over the Christmas break I was in five different provinces curling," Swan says. "It's been challenging at times."
Swan pays for all his travelling expenses and has been posting his progress on Facebook.
"I curled in 5 different provinces. I think it was four different time zones," Swan says.
"I had two chopper flights, eight flights, two ferries, one inter-provincial bridge, 11 hotels, one free family rental car, and one rental car. All for Curling Across the Nation and trying to get in as many games as I possibly can."
Swan works as an electrician in British Columbia and travels during his weeks off. He says he's only slept in his own bed in Harvey five nights since October.
"He's doing a lot for his curling club," says playing partner Merrill Loughrey, who's been a member of the Harvey club for more than 50 years.
"We've had to do tremendous renovations. One, in fact, two summer I spent pretty much the whole summer here."
Swan will be in New Brunswick this weekend with games in Doaktown, St. George and Harvey Station for the first Curling Across the Nation bonspiel.
Swan has scheduled his 100th game to take place February in Calgary during the Canadian men's curling championship.