CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Kathy O’Rourke, one of P.E.I.’s finest-ever female curlers, will be inducted into the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame at Credit Union Place on Friday evening.
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Joining O’Rourke in the Class of 2018 will be her brother and fellow curler Peter MacDonald; longtime builder, coach and organizer of the sport of fencing, Lothar Zimmermann, and Gerard Smith, well known locally for his exploits in baseball, hockey and harness racing , where he has been an official for over 40 years.
The induction ceremony is sponsored by P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company, and tickets are still available by contacting Sport P.E.I. at (902)-368-4110, or Nick Murray at (902)-393-5474. All tickets must be ordered in advance of the evening.
Kathy O’Rourke skipped one of P.E.I.’s greatest curling teams to the championship game in the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, losing to Jennifer Jones of Manitoba in the 11th end in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. The Island rink consisted of O’Rourke, third Erin Carmody, second Geri-Lynn Ramsay and lead Tricia Affleck. Shelly Bradley was the team’s fifth player.
A much-respected leader in the business community as a managing partner for Grant Thornton, Kathy is an outstanding role model, especially for females who want to be successful in both sport and their professional career.