World Senior Profile – Bernie Gillett

Ahead of the Irish Ladies team’s trip to the World Senior Curling Championships on 23 – 30 April 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, let’s have a look at one of our player profiles:

  • Name – Bernie Gillett
  • Age – 63
  • Occupation – Physiotherapist and homemaker
  • Status – Married
  • Children – Brian 35, Clare 34, Kevin 33, Sarah 30, Owen 28, Kiera 27
  • Years curling – 25
  • Home club and ice rink – Thornhill Curling Club, Ontario
  • Favourite sport outside curling – golf
  • Who would you really like to meet? – can’t think of anyone!
  • Favourite TV programme? – BBC News
  • Favourite holiday destination and why? – Brazil snorkelling down the Rio da Prata River with an anaconda snake, which fortunately I did not know could be there or I would not have even stepped into the river!!
  • Favourite other Irish curler and why? – Louise Kerr with 100 caps for Ireland – amazing!’
  • You can save one prized possession. What is it? – my possession my phone my lifeline to my kids and all my life.
  • Who would you choose to be marooned on a desert island with? – my husband Tom as I trust he would figure out how to get us off the island.
  • Sum yourself up in five words – Enthusiastic, encouraging, empathetic, respectful, loyal.

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