Curious about why Torino gold medal skip Chris Daw wasn't at the helm four years later in Vancouver? Tonight on Global TV News, Chris told reporter Mike McCardell that it wasn't becasue he didn't get along with the coach, or that he had a falling out with the program.
Daw: I didn't give any explanation why, because it was my, it was my personal need, you know, to be with my family at the time.
(McCardell: But there was no conspiracy. Why he wasn't at 2010; a matter of love, and the heart, and family.)
Daw: My wife was pregnant with our first daughter, and my wife said can I sit 2010 out for the Paralympics, and I said absolutely, anything for you, and for the birth of our daughter, and that's why we moved here and took the job.
McCardell: So that's why you weren't in the last Olympics?
Daw: And that's the absolute God's honest truth. That's why I wasn't in the last Paralympics. It's no conspiracy theory, anything like that. It's just my wife asked my sit one out and I sat one out for her and my daughter.
The news report ended with the studio anchor saying Chrs plans to be back for Sochi, 2014.
December 10, 2007 - Chris Daw asked that he not be considered for selection for the 2008 World Championships, and requested a "temporary leave of absence" from the National Training Program through the end of the season. He cited personal reasons as well as increasing demands on his time as Development Coordinator for the CCA's Discover Curling initiative.
"This is entirely his decision and I have nothing else to say," said assistant coach Wendy Morgan
December 18, 2007 - Vancouver Sun reports: "I really like this (2008 Worlds) team ... they're very coachable, very easy to get along with, they're sponges for information and they're really flexible," said coach Joe Rea of Prince George. "There isn't an ego on the team and from a coaching perspective, that's a huge thing for me."
Chris Daw wins gold at 2008 Ontario Paralympics throwing 4th stones for Ken Gregory's Team Bradford, but loses to Chris Rees in 2008 Ontario Provincials.
October 22, 2008 - Jim Armstrong declared eligible to compete in WCF events.
October 30, 2008 - Chris Daw breaks hip in ATV accident.
December 17, 2008 - Armstrong chosen to skip Team Canada at 2009 Worlds.
March 24, 2009 - Chris Daw skips Newfoundland/Labrador at Nationals
May 29, 2009 - Canada's Paralympic team has Armstrong at skip, with Neighbour, Forrest, and Gaudet. Bruno Yizek added at official announcement October 8, 2009. " Wendy Morgan says: "This has been a three-year journey in a comprehensive selection process. It has been a difficult process at times, as it is not exclusively a skill-based decision but encompasses team dynamics, peer assessment, performance in competition and positional aptitude."
July 2009 - Chris Daw moves to BC as manager of the Vancouver CC.
February 23, 2010 - Chris and Morgan Daw's daughter born.