Canadian PM visits Hamilton, admits he's an avid curling fan
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Harper, who is currently writing a book about the history of Hockey, admitted he's a curling fan. He started to be a fan of curling in Winnipeg, Manitoba 10 years ago and said his father used to play it.
"I've never curled but my father did when I was very young," he said. "I've followed the Brier for years. About the last decade or so I've made an effort to get to the Brier when I could. It is such a great Canadian tradition."
"I've obviously got a soft spot for Kevin Martin and Alberta because he's had such a great career," said Harper. "But what's so great about the Brier is whoever wins is not like your normal pro athlete. They're usually great community people and Canadians. It's always easy to identify with whoever goes forward."
Robin MacPherson of Hamilton sat in front of him. She wore a large crown and was draped in gold.
She got to meet the PM and was quoted saying: "Not a lot of people get to meet a prime minister."
- John Kernaghan. "Harper rocks the house" — , March 7, 2007
- Bill Graveland - Canadian Press. "PM Harper drops in on Brier" — , March 7, 2007
- Brian McAndrew. "PM Harper experiences golden touch" — , March 7, 2007
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