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Winnipeg’s Ray Turnbull has been inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame.
The longtime TSN curling analyst, coach and 1965 Brier champion was announced on Thursday as one of three Canadians going into the World Curling Hall of Fame this year. The others are former world champion skips Randy Ferbey and Russ Howard.
The three men will be honoured next month at the Men’s World Curling Championship in Halifax.
"It’s an honour. It’s nice. It means a fair amount to me," Turnbull said in an interview Wednesday. "I’ve met so many wonderful people over the years because of curling. It really is nice to be acknowledged like this."
Turnbull won Manitoba curling championships in 1958 and 1965 and also won a Canadian championship in 1965 with teammates Don Duguid, Terry Braunstein and Ron Braunstein, a moment Turnbull said Wednesday is still the highlight of his life in curling.
Turnbull also ran curling clinics around the world from 1968-82 that are heralded to this day with helping to expand curling globally. Turnbull said 17 world champions took his clinics over the years.
But Turnbull is probably best known to Canadians as the curling analyst on TSN from 1985 until 2010.
Also being inducted this year is Japan’s Hiroyuki Saio, a former World Curling Federation executive who helped expand curling in Asia.
Paul Wiecek was born and raised in Winnipeg’s North End and delivered the Free Press -- 53 papers, Machray Avenue, between Main and Salter Streets -- long before he was first hired as a Free Press reporter in 1989.
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