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Conversations with the players and storytellers who shaped Curling from the 1940's to the modern era.  Subscribe to the Curling Legends Podcast email list to receive updates during the curling season and be reminded when new shows are released.

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Feb 14, 2019

Bob Picken had a voice for curling.  An accomplished skip who nearly won a Purple Heart at the 1963 Manitoba Provincials, Bob became widely known for his other contributions to the sport.  His distinct broadcasting sound covered many Briers and World Championships and his involvement with the CCA and the International Curling Federation helped usher in the Uniroyal World Junior Men's Championship in the early 70's.  Bob shares stories of his curling days and travelling abroad with other crew members of the Canadian curling media: Larry Wood, Scotty Harper, Don "Buckets" Flemming, Larry Tucker, Jack Matheson and "Cactus" Jack Wells, among others.  Bob passed away on January 30th, 2019. 
https://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-261740/PICKEN_ROBERT