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,