CKNX Night at the Blyth Festival

Published On May 31, 2018 | By Blackburn Radio | Events

Join us on Wednesday, June 20th for CKNX Night at the Blyth Festival featuring The New Canadian Curling Club

For CKNX Night Tickets are just $9.20 each. Get your tickets now as they are almost sold out. To purchase tickets call 1.877.862.5984 or visit

Be listening to CKNX June 4th – 15th for your chance to win a pair!

The New Canadian Curling Club

From Mark Crawford, the playwright who brought us the smash hits The Birds and the Bees and Stag and Doe, comes a hilarious new comedy with a rich heart. The essential premise is a small town in rural Southwestern Ontario with an ice rink, a refugee resettlement program, and a “Learn to Curl” class.

In an effort to welcome sponsored Syrian refugees to the town, the municipality offers a free, introductory “Learn to Curl” program, open to anyone. In addition to a young Syrian girl, everyone who signs up happens to be a newcomer from across the globe, each with their own story. The night before the very first class, the woman from municipal Parks & Rec, who organized the outreach event, falls and breaks her hip. Consequently, the duty to teach “Learn to Curl” falls on the custodian/Zamboni driver, Stuart, a former champion curler, and unfortunately, a man with some…well…er… opinions about immigrants.

What follows is a hilarious and inspiring story of an unlikely group of would-be athletes who face off against local prejudice to become a true team, and end up competing in the most prestigious local bonspiel tournament: the highly coveted Royal Highlander trophy.

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