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Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame

Broom, Curling


Accession number: 2009.01.01
Date: 2007
Materials: Plastic
Measurements: 25 cm L x 8 cm W x 130.5 cm H
Marks/Label:

On a printed label adhered to the handle: Canadian Senior Curling Championship / Performance Special Edition / Championnat Canadien Senior de Curling / Performance Edition Speciale / Trois-Rivieres 2007

Narrative:

This broom was used by Penny LaRocque at the 2007 Canadian Senior Curling Championships at Trois-Rivieres. Canadian curling champion Penny LaRocque has many championships under her belt. She has won nineteen provincial championships including five women’s championships, five mixed championships, seven senior women's championships and two senior mixed championships. In 1983, LaRocque won the Canadian women’s title and placed third at the worlds. Her incredible performance in 1983 also led to her win the Sport Nova Scotia Team of the Year Award. Her work with a curling rock has earned her many championships and titles, and her competitive drive and wonderful sportsmanship that have earned her Ms. Congeniality awards and six sportsmanship awards at the National level. Along with being a competitive and honourable athlete, LaRocque is a published scholar. Her studies in recreation for special populations at Dalhousie University allowed her to publish an article: ‘Wheel Chair Exercise for the Disabled Elderly.’ LaRocque was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2007.

Description: A curling broom with a cylindrical handle with an oval-shaped, cushioned head. The handle has a label adhered near where the head attaches.