November 23, 2017 1:22 pm

Cathy Overton-Clapham to be inducted into Canadian Curling Hall of Fame

Manitoba skip Cathy Overton-Clapham smiles after making a shot against Team Canada in the night draw at the 2011 Tournament of Hearts in Charlottetown, P.E.I. on Feb. 23, 2011.

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One of Manitoba’s most decorated curlers will soon add hall of famer to her long list of accomplishments.

Cathy Overton-Clapham will be inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame during the Tim Hortons Brier in March. She is the 70th Manitoban to be enshrined in the museum.

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Overton-Clapham has won five national Scotties Tournament of Hearts titles during her career. She claimed her first Canadian women’s curling championship in 1991 at the age of 21 as part of Connie Laliberte’s team. As a teenager, Overton-Clapham skipped Manitoba to victory at the 1989 Canadian Junior Championships.

The Winnipegger has also had success internationally, winning four medals including a gold at the women’s world curling championship in 2008.

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“Curling has provided me the opportunity to build relationships and experience culture around the world,” Overton-Clapham said in a statement.

“This honour is not mine alone. I am very grateful to have my family on this ride with me the entire time.”

Overton-Clapham will play third for Chelsea Carey in next month’s Canadian Olympic curling trials.

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