2019 Team Award

Team Anderson

3 Time Canadian Senior Women’s Champions

2 Time World Senior Women’s Champions

Team Syrota

 2019 Canadian Senior Women’s Champions
2017 Canadian Senior Women’s Champions

General Criteria for All CURLSASK Awards

  • Each nominee will be/has been a resident of Saskatchewan.
  • Nominations must be submitted or endorsed by an affiliated CURLSASK Curling Club.

How to Nominate Complete the CURLSASK Awards Nomination Form. Other pertinent information, testimonials, newspaper clippings and a supporting narrative may also accompany the nomination form.

Award Criteria

The Legends of Curling Honour Roll will eternalize the memory of those who have brought honour and distinction to curling in Saskatchewan. It is the intention of the Legends of Curling Committee to honour the talents of Saskatchewan’s curling athletes, builders of the game, as well as outstanding supporters and local legends. All aspects of the “Official Sport of Saskatchewan” are eligible for recognition.

Honour Roll Process

Curling clubs, individuals, or any interested party may forward nominations to the CURLSASK Office anytime thoughout the year. Upon selection, inductees will be notified and invited to attend the annual CURLSASK Awards Gala to receive recognition for their accomplishments.

For more information, contact Kellyn Geiger @ 306.780.9418 or kellyn.geiger@curlsask.ca.

Builder Category

Carol Christopher, Twin Rivers Curling Club

Carol started curling when she was 9 years old in a one sheet rink in Parkman Sask. She started curling competitively in 1971 in North Battleford and skipped her way to her first Women’s Northern Playdown that year. She has played in countless Women’s, Senior, Master and Mixed Playdowns until she retired from competitive curling in 2010. Carol has been a very active member of a curling club in the Battlefords for over 50 years. In 2001 Carol received the Canadian Curling Assoc.-Recognition Award for dedicated and outstanding service to the sport of curling, in 2008 she received the Battlefords Regional Recreation Assoc. – Volunteer Sports Award and in 2002 Carol and her husband Don received the Scotty Richardson Memorial Award from Curl Sask.

Bev Fraser, Saskatoon CN Curling Club

Bev was first introduced to curling at the Evan Hardy Collegiate in Saskatoon through their freshman curling program. It was in 1983 that her and her husband joined the CN Curling Club and were members there until they moved to Manitoba in 2013. Between 1989 and 2013 Bev volunteered countless hours building and repairing the CN Curling Club. Bev was a very hands on volunteer that saved the CN Curling Club countless time and money. She has volunteered for Curl Saskatoon, the 2000 and 2004 Briers and countless others.

Jerry Shoemaker, SCA Legends President 2013-2019

Jerry has been active in curling as a player and an administrator, reaching the highest level possible as an executive when he was elected for a one year term as president of the Canadian Curling Association for 2005-2006 season.

He began curling as a 10-year-old in Plunkett and moved to Saskatoon where he has been a member of the Granite, Nutana and CN clubs. He was elected to the Granite board in 1982 and became its president in 1987-1988 year. Jerry was also the first president elected to Curl Saskatoon in 1990.

Jerry also served as a Canadian delegate to the World Curling Association during the 2006 Olympic and was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 2007 and into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

We would like to thank Jerry Shoemaker for his immense support of CURLSASK for over 20 years. He served as President of the Board in 2000-2001 and then went on to be a member of the Legends Committee since 2009 and presided as President of that Committee since 2013.  He will be missed as an invaluable member to the Legends Committee but know he will continue to support our sport of curling in many other ways in the future.

2019 – Bev Fraser
2019 – Jerry Shoemaker
2019 – Kerry Tarasoff
2019 – Carol Christopher*
2018 – Evenlyn Krahn
2017 – Gordon Widger
2017 – Doug Lyon
2017 – Wayne Garinger
2016 –  Don Lewis
2016 –  Robert Keating
2015 – Lloyd*/Bev Beckett
2015 –  Dale McHarg
2014 – Gord Garratt
2014 – Doug Kirk
2014 – Barb Swallow
2014 – Sam Richardson*
2013 – Dexter Lagimodiere
2013 – Pat Bibby
2011 – Ken Rowley*
2011 – Ronda Wood
2010 – Tom Naylen
2010- Liane McLean
2010 – Elmer Schmidt*
2008 – Walter Ortt*
2008 – Norm Balderston*
2008 – Agnes Pittman*
2007 – Vicky Merryfield*
2007 – John Brinkmeier
2006 – Eva Kerr*
2006 – Scotty Richardson*
2005 – Don Turner*
2005 – Elva Turner*

Curler Category

Ted started curling at age 11 at the Carrot River Curling Club. In 1964 Ted played for Thom Collegiate High School against some of the best curlers of that time. In 1992 Ted moved on to coaching his son’s team and helped a number of young curlers development in the Tisdale area. He has been involved in every event that the Tisdale Curling Club has put on and in 2010 received a lifetime membership to the Tisdale Curling Club.

Larry started curling in his hometown of Dodsland at the age of nine and started curling competitively at the age of 14. This would start a curling career that would span 35 years until he retired from curling in 1985.

He curled in bonspiels all over Saskatchewan and Alberta curling against the best curlers of the day. He also teamed up with the likes of Hersh Lerner, Bob Pickering, Sam Richardson, Harold Worth and Hec Gervais. He curled on teams that won numerous bonspiels including the Edmonton Car Spiel in 1966, 1969 and 1971.  Larry told me that one of best curlers he ever curled against was Merv Mann. He said that he skipped against Merv Mann thirteen times before he finally recorded a victory.

Larry was also a major player in both the Men’s and Mixed playdowns. He curled in 15 Northern Men’s Playdowns qualifying for the Provincial Championship 5 times. In 1974, the first year he played at the Provincials, his team of Ron St. John, Wayne St. John and Rod St. John won the Championship. The team went on to represent Saskatchewan at the 1974 Brier in London, Ontario. They finished 2nd with a record of 7 and 3. The winner that year was Hec Gervais of Alberta.

Larry also represented Saskatchewan at three Canadian Mixed Championships. In 1967 and 68 he teamed up with Darlene Hill, John Gunn and Marlene Dorsett. He represented Saskatchewan in 1971 with Darlene, John and Audrey St. John playing lead. The Team won the Canadian Champions all three years with a combined record of 28 and 2.

Larry served on the Board of Directors of the Kindersley Curling Club for many years serving as President in 1975-76. He also served as a Regional Director on the Saskatchewan Curling Association for 10 years. He was instrumental in creating the Legends of Curling Honour Roll.

Larry was also involved with the Canadian Curling Association from 1985 to 1988. He was a player representative for two year and was in charge of the Brier banquet for two years.

Larry was also well known for his curling scrap books and pin collection. He started his scrap books in 1954 and now has 90 books of curling memorabilia. He also has collected about 5000 pins. Larry and Agnes have attended 40 plus Briers and displayed his pin collection at 20 of them.


2019 – Tedd Phenix*
2019 – Larry McGrath
2019 – Carol Christopher*
2018 – Lee Weppler
2017 – Sue Altman
2017 – Pat Buglass
2016 – Willie Boon
2015 – Brian Humble
2013 – Merv Mann*
2013 – Arnold Mueller
2012 – Joe Weatherald
2012 – Paul Palendat
2012 – Mickey (Muriel) Gower
2011 – Bonnie Brandon
2011 – Gary Brandon*
2011 – Horace Wankel
2011 – Arnold Anderson
2010 – Bill Martin
2009 – Jacqueline Swiderski
2009 – Moe Valade*
2008 – Gordon Campbell
2008 – Jim Packet
2008 – Dallas Duce
2008 – Crystal Frisk
2008 – Pauline Klaudeman*
2007 – Judy Leonard
2007 – Stewart St. John
2007 – Syd Gardiner*
2007 – Gordon Grimes
2007 – Willie Kosior*
2007 – Fay Coben-Gardner
2006 – Millie Binner
2006 – Elva Boreen
2006 – Allen Lind
2006 – Carl Lind
2006 – Fern Seel*
2006 – Ken May*
2005 – Shirley Flink
2005 – Jim Hill*
2005 – Gord Johnson*
2005 – Benno Korte
2005 – Elmer MacNevin*
2005 – Delores Miller
2005 – Tony Muggli
2005 – Marj Olson*
2005 – Shirley Palendat
2005 – Ruth Rendall

Other Categories

Kerry Tarasoff, Saskatoon Sutherland Curling Club

Kerry only started curling at the age of sixteen, but loved it so much he built a rink in his backyard! Kerry has been instrumental in developing the CURLSASK website from its infancy in 1997. He developed, owned and operated the CURLSASK website through 2014, spending countless thousands of hours updating the site with information, results and photos. In 2010 he introduced webcasting of the men’s and women’s Provincial championship. Kerry served on the Brier Committees in 1989, 2004 and 2012.

2014 – Daryl Nixon
2014 – Gord Stewart
2012 – Rick Thompson
2012 – Ron Meyers
2008 – Roger Anholt
2007 – Ken Moir*
2005 – Barry Fiendell*
2005 – Merv Fonger
2005 – Anita Ford
2005 – Harvey Forner*
Gene Friesen 2005
Bob Miller 2005

2018 – Laurie Artiss
2016 – SaskPower
2005 – Labatt Breweries
2005 – Saskatchewan Wheat Pool

2019 – Kerry Tarasoff
2016 – Murray McCormick
2015 – Doug McConachie*
2014 – Warren Woods
2005 – Bob Hutton
2005 – Chuck Pachkowsky

2018 – Evelyn Krahn
2018 – Ron Kidd
2018 – Matt Kaip
2016 – Lorne Belsher
2005 – Arleen Day*
2005 – Jim Day
2005 – Gene Friesen
2005 – Bob Miller

Legends of Curling Honour Roll - A Legacy of the SCA's 100th Anniversary

The Legends of Curling Honour Roll eternalizes the memory of those who have brought honour and distinction to curling in Saskatchewan.  It is the intention of the Legends Committee to honour the talents of Saskatchewan’s curling athletes and builders of the game as well as outstanding supporters and local legends.  All facets of the Province’s Official Sport are eligible for recognition.

Nominations are accepted at any time throughout the year.  Curling Clubs, individuals or any interested party may forward resumes/nominations to the CURLSASK office.  Submit a nomination in the format you prefer or use the CURLSASK Awards Nomination Form.scahonor

Categories Include:

– Individual Curlers, – Builders, – Coaches, – Officials, – Media, – Sponsors, – Teams


Successful candidates will be recognized for their accomplishments at the CURLSASK Annual Gala Awards Evening and have a plaque of recognition will be given to either the individual or their curling club.