Canadian Olympic silver medalist Cheryl Bernard of Calgary, Alberta has been named the president and chief executive officer of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary, Alberta. Bernard won a silver medal for Canada in women’s curling at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
Bernard takes over from Mario Siciliano, who held the position from 2012 to 2017, when he became the external vice-president of Bow Valley College in Calgary. Janice Smith was the interim president and chief executive officer. She will now return to her role as Director of Exhibits, Programming and Volunteers for Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Bernard worked 11 years from 1989-2000 as the president of Fleming Insurance Limited. She continues to be very active in Canadian curling. Since 2014, Bernard has been a regular curling analyst for TSN’s curling coverage.
There are currently 15 curlers inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. They are Matt Baldwin of Edmonton, Alberta (1973), Jan Betker of Regina, Saskatchewan (2000), Don Duguid of Winnipeg, Manitoba (1991), Marcia Gudereit of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (2000), Russ Howard of Midland, Ontario (2013), Colleen Jones of Halifax, Nova Scotia (2016), Joan McCusker of Yorkton, Saskatchewan (2000), Ron Northcott of Innisfail, Alberta (1970), Arnold Richardson of Estevan, Saskatchewan (1968), Ernie Richardson of Stoughton, Saskatchewan (1968), Garnett Richardson of Stoughton, Saskatchewan (1968), Wes Richardson of Stoughton, Saskatchewan (1968), Sandra Schmirler of Biggar, Saskatchewan (2000), Ken Watson of Minnedosa, Manitoba (1969) and Howard Wood of Winnipeg, Manitoba (1977).