One of Canada’s most successful female curlers of the last decade, Jennifer Jones led her team into an Olympic Winter Games for the first time after missing out in two previous appearances at the Canadian Curling Trials for Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010. Her rink became the first female team to go undefeated in Olympic competition, en route to gold at Sochi 2014.
Jones came to national prominence at the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts when she won her first Canadian title thanks to “The Shot”, a difficult in-off that scored her four points on her final stone. The team went on to finish fourth at the world championships.
Jill Officer has been playing with Jones since they were junior competitors. In 2007, Dawn McEwen (formerly Askin) joined the team as lead. Together, that trio would win three consecutive Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The big highlight was winning the world title in 2008. They would go on to finish fourth at the world championships in 2009 before capturing bronze in 2010.
In August 2010, Kaitlyn Lawes, a two-time Canadian junior champion skip, joined the team at third. The foursome was runners-up at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2011 and 2013 and finished third in 2012.
Partner Brent Laing is a two-time Brier and world champion with skip Glenn Howard… Daughter Isabella was born Nov. 13, 2012… Started curling at age 11… Enjoys golfing and spending time at the cottage with her family… Received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1999… Partner at Golden Girls Finance Inc… Senior Legal Advisor for National Bank Financial… Volunteeers as a Board member with the Health Sciences Centre Foundation in Winnipeg… Favourite motto: Enjoy the moment…