TORONTO - After saying she'd never do it, Cheryl Bernard changed her mind.
The skip of the team that won an Olympic silver medal at the Vancouver Games is among the models for the 2011 Women of Curling Calendar.
"I know I said definitely not, no posing in a calendar," Bernard said Thursday in a release. "I think I said never, actually. But this one is not so much risque, at least not in my case. At least I don't think so.
"My image promotes fitness and health for all women. That's what I want to project and that's what this project offered."
The wall calendar also features Jill Officer, who plays second for Jennifer Jones, and five-time national champion skip Colleen Jones.
In all, there are 13 Canadian curlers in the calendar. Previous versions had more international curlers and fewer Canadians.
"These girls designed their own photo shoots, found their own photographers, and everyone contributed to it for charity," said George Karrys, publisher of The Curling News which produced the calendar.
Proceeds go to Shoot For A Cure Curling, a campaign of the Canadian and American Spinal Research Organizations to find a cure for spinal injuries.
The calendar costs $29.95 and is available at womenofcurlingcalendar.com, the curlingnews.com and some websites of the participating athletes.