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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Episode 33 - Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly understands what it takes to overcome adversity.  Her father in the armed forces, Kelly moved often and had to adapt to new people and surroundings every few years.  The local military curling club was always available to hone her skills and make new friends. After high school, Kelly returned to her birthplace of Halifax, Nova Scotia and eventually joined Nancy Delahunt, Mary-Anne Arsenault and Colleen Jones to form one of the most successful teams of all time.  From 1999 to 2004, Team Jones won 5 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and 2 World Championships, overcoming the challenges of being a maritime team who rarely traveled.  Kim recalls her early years, joining Colleen, and the obstacles they faced, including criticism of their style of play.  She'll take us through the struggles and triumphs during the early years, the eventual split and subsequent reunion in 2013.  They would again join forces to compete in Seniors a few years later, winning Canada in 2016 and the Womens World Senior Championship in spring of last year.   
For more on Team Jones you can check out Colleen's book, "Throwing Rocks at Houses: My Life In And Out Of Curling".  You can also watch the ceremony for their team induction into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2011.

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