Flora Martin with her team mates

Flora Martin with her team mates

Flora Martin with her team mates curling

Flora Martin with her team mates and a trophy

Skip Flora Martin s Victoria Curling Club rinks dominated Canadian senior women s curling in the 1970s and early 1980s. Flora's rinks were stellar during that golden period winning back-to-back national titles in 1974 at Halifax and 1975 at Swift Current, then again in 1979 at Vernon and 1980 at Fredericton. Her rinks included 1974 and 1975 national champion teammates Edna Messum, Doreen Baker, Betty Stubbs and the 1979 and 1980 national championship team of Martin, Messum, Elsie Humphrey and Verle McKeown. Flora attributes their rinks remarkable national level success to the amount of work she and her teammates were willing to do. They loved playing the game and it showed. The Martin rinks played in all the bonspiels and shorties they could find and also managed to curl three times a week at their home Victoria Curling Club. All that effort paid off handsomely with five BC titles, two BC runner-up finishes in open women's play and four national titles.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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