National & Local Curling Legend Passes Away

Photo Cedit: Curlin Canada Hall of Fame

A man who was a member of a back-to-back Manitoba, Canadian and World Curling Championship team in the 1970s and who'd go on to make a major impact on the regional curling stage has died ...

Rod Hunter passed away Saturday according to an obituary posted on Curling Canada's website.

Hunter, who was originally from Winnipeg but had spent the last several decades living in Viking, AB, was inducted in the Curling Canada Hall of Fame in 1974.

He was nicknamed ``the Arrow'' because of his rock-throwing skills while playing third under skip Don Duguid when their Winnipeg-based team won championships in 1970 and 1971.

After moving to Viking, Hunter served on Town Council, was both president and manager of the Viking Curling Club and volunteered his time for the Northern Alberta Curling Association.

A memorial for Hunter, who was 74, will be held at the Viking Curling Club this Saturday.

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