Ron Northcott was Alberta curling in the 1960s. From
1963 to 1969, Ron (AKA "The Owl") won the Alberta Tankard six
times, five as a skip. He went on to win the Macdonald Brier
in three of those appearances, ('66,'68 and '69) following each
with a victory at the World Championship, including the first
ever Air Canada...
Dan Carey didn't think he was too competitive. Growing
up in Winnipeg, he could gauge his drive against older brother
Bill, and everything seemed fine. After his hockey aspirations were
thwarted by a broken arm, and having seen Bill win a Brier as third
for Barry Fry, Dan decided that curling might be the path
Vera Pezer has always had a mind for curling. From her
early days in Meskanaw, SK, tossing stones on a two sheeter at the
age of 6, Vera developed a lifelong passion for the roaring game.
In our conversation, we cover her development at the
University of Saskatchewan where she honed her curling skills and
In Part 2 of my conversation with Matt Baldwin, we'll cover
the 1958 Brier in Victoria, where Alberta landed in a playoff
against a young Braunstein rink from Manitoba. Matt will
share the disappointment of perhaps his best rink, when in 1960 he
teamed with Hector Gervais, and didn't reach the Brier.
You'll hear about...