The Golden Hawks Curling High Performance Centre would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Elaine Dagg-Jackson of Victoria, BC for becoming the first curling coach in Canada to achieve Level 5 NCCP certification.
Elaine Dagg-Jackson is the Canadian national and Olympic curling coach on the women’s side. She has coached at 16 world championships for Canada, Japan, and Korea and at three Olympic Winter Games, in 1992 and 2006 for Canada and in 1998 for Japan. She has been the Canadian National coach and team leader since 2003.
Dagg-Jackson was awarded the designation yesterday at the CCA’s La Releve camp, currently being held at the Saville Centre in Edmonton, where CCA national coaches including Dagg-Jackson, Scott Arnold, and Gerry Peckham, Hawks HPC coaches Gary Crossley and Maurice Wilson, and current and former world chapionship players such as Craig Savill, Marcel Roque, and Jeff Stoughton are instructing up-and-coming young teams in the latest research in the sport of curling. Included in the set of athletes are former Laurier curlers Laura Crocker, Sarah Wilkes and Jen Gates, who with Rebecca Pattison have formed a new team based in Edmonton. Laura and her rink intend to vie for the Alberta Scotties crown in 2013, and will also compete at the 2013 Universiade games as the 2012 Canadian University champions.