Curling World mourns loss of Arleen Day

The World Curling Federation expresses its great sadness over of the death of Arleen Day. Arleen died on Tuesday, in Regina, Canada, after a long fight against cancer. She was 63.

Arleen Day - member of the International Technical Delegate team for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. She will be remembered for her committment to fair play in curling. Photo: World Curling Federation/Michael Burns

“The curling world has lost a great friend,” said World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness, “Arleen devoted her life to our sport. She will be remembered not only as a competitive curler but also as a top class Canadian and international curling official. Our thoughts are with Arleen’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

Arleen Day competed in her first Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in 1982 before moving on to coaching and officiating in the sport.

Click here:
www.sasksport.sk.ca/WISPAR/Arlene.html to view her officiating career which also included being a member of the umpire team at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

Read this further tribute to Arleen: