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Norm Gilbertson Curling Rink


Norman Gilbertson (skip), John McDonald (third), Dennis Read (second), Robbie Findlater (lead).

For eleven years the rink of Norm Gilbertson , John McDonald, Dennis Read, and Robbie Findlater, have ruled police curling. From 1977 to 1988, this foursome won eleven Saskatoon championships, ten Saskatchewan titles and four Canadian Championships. On the city level, an operation on skip Norm, prevented the team from curling. Their only loss at the provincial level came in 1984.

In addition to the four national titles, this talented rink placed 2nd twice, and third, twice. In national competition Gilbertson and company won 89 games and lost 21. For the last four years Findlater has been team manager of the Saskatoon Hilltops, Read plays indoor and outdoor soccer and Gilbertson participates in the competitive slow pitch league. This rink was inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.

Text courtesy of Ned Powers

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