Jan 31, 2018
Kim Kelly understands what it
takes to overcome adversity. Her father in the armed forces,
Kelly moved often and had to adapt to new people and surroundings
every few years. The local military curling club was always
available to hone her skills and make new friends. After high
school, Kelly returned to her birthplace of Halifax, Nova Scotia
and eventually joined Nancy Delahunt, Mary-Anne Arsenault and
Colleen Jones to form one of the most successful teams of all time.
From 1999 to 2004, Team Jones won 5 Scotties Tournament of
Hearts and 2 World Championships, overcoming the challenges of
being a maritime team who rarely traveled. Kim recalls
her early years, joining Colleen, and the obstacles they
faced, including criticism of their style of play.
She'll take us through the struggles and triumphs during the
early years, the eventual split and subsequent reunion in 2013.
They would again join forces to compete in Seniors a few
years later, winning Canada in 2016 and the Womens World Senior
Championship in spring of last year.