INDUCTED IN 2019
- 2017 Provincial Scotties Champion
- 2017 Nova Scotia Senior Champion
- 2018 Nova Scotia Senior Champion
- 2019 Nova Scotia Senior Champion
- 2022 Canadian Masters Nova Scotia
- Sportsmanship Award, Senior Nationals
The measure of a player’s character, in addition to their skill, is not just the number of times they win but the number of times they compete and don’t win yet still find the inner strength to do it all over again.
Jill has that depth of character and sportsmanship. Her love of the game began at age 13 and carried her through several family military postings. Her last stop was in Kentville where she joined the Glooscap Curling Club. At the club she met her husband Doug and has enjoyed success at many levels. Jill is quick to say that the best part of curling is being competitive and getting to make and renew friendships as she competes. The hardest part is that dedication to the sport sometimes means missing family events. Jill is grateful for her husband Doug and his support of her curling career.
Since 2000, Jill has earned an Intermediate title and was the Nova Scotia Representative at the 2002 Pro-Am Challenge in Toronto. In 2009 she was mate on the team that won the first Dominion Championship which advanced to a national event. Her first Seniors win was in 2010 but seven years later was the start of a string of three consecutive Senior Championships. In 2017 the team also won the Provincial Scotties, the first women’s team from Glooscap Curling Club to win the provincial title.
Jill believes in participating in club level bonspiels with the same enthusiasm she brings to provincial competition. She plays in an evening league at Glooscap Curling Club mentoring other members of her team. She supports the development of curlers in the club helping with the “learn to curl” program and offers advice to junior curlers on the ice.