Mar 27, 2017
Paul Savage always believed curling should be a fun
game. From his early days at the Parkway Club, he learned
from Alfie Phillips Jr. how to generate points from drawing around
guards. The result was his nickname "The Round Mound of Come
Around", and four Brier appearances as skip for Ontario during the
1970s. For three of those events, the squad included a young
firefighter from Benito, Manitoba. Ed Werenich would leave
Paul's rink near the end of the 70s, but they would rejoin in 1982
to create the "Dream Team" with John Kawaja and Neil Harrison.
They would win the Brier and World Championship in 1983,
taking home loads of cash and leaving legendary tales in their
In Part 1 of our conversation, Paul shares stories of his
youth, early Briers, traveling west for cashpiels and battles
with the OCA.