The calendar has been put out for the last five years, raising money for Shoot for a Cure, which goes towards spinal injury research. However the models also get to chose a charity of their choice, and Mouzar decided to give her portion to the Liverpool Curling Club. She certainly has a long history with the club as well.
“I’ve been playing there since I was nine,” she said. “If the Liverpool Curling Club wasn’t there, I wouldn’t have been able to do all these awesome things through curling that I’ve been able to do.”
Mouzar says she could hardly believe it when she heard the curling club wasn’t going to open this year. The curling club season was cancelled, after it was discovered the chiller unit needed a complete replacement. The club is currently fundraising for a new unit.
Mouzar certainly got a good start at the club. In 2001 she and her high school team won the Nova Scotia junior championship, the first team to do so in 30 years. After there she went on to be on the team that won the Canadian Junior Women’s championship in 2004, and place second in the World Junior Championship.
The team she played on also won the Nova Scotia woman’s championship in 2007, and another team won the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in 2010.
Curling is still a big part of Mouzar’s life. She works as program coordinator for a company that goes into elementary schools to teach children about curling, coaches a junior curling team and curls on a competitive team.
“If the Liverpool Curling Club wasn’t there, I wouldn’t have been able to do all these awesome things through curling that I’ve been able to do.” - Jill Mouzar
It is because of her passion for the sport, and wanting to give others the opportunity to give it a try as well, she decided her share of the funds should go to the club.
“I hope that Liverpool can pull together and make the curling club work,” she says. “For kids in Liverpool to not be able to join a curling club is sad. It’s such a good sport, and even when moving to a different province I know so many people because of curling.”
Since the calendar is for charity, Mouzar got to create her own idea for a photo. For her photo Mouzar did a football pose, after one of her other passions for the NFL team the Indianapolis Colts fan
“A lot of the girls wore dresses and a little more girly, but I’m not a dressy kind of girl,” she says laughing. “I decided to go with football.”
Mouzar ended up as the September photo, which also matches the start of the football season.
The calendar can be purchased from the website at http://micalendardemo.com/woc/, or through Mouzar directly at firstname.lastname@example.org