Biography:

Lisa Weagle was the lead on the team skipped by Rachel Homan that won gold at the 2017 World Women’s Curling Championship. The team also featuring third Emma Miskew and second Joanne Courtney won Canada’s first world title in women’s curling since 2008, ending the country’s longest ever drought. They also became the first team in the 39-year history of the women’s world championships to post an undefeated record, going a perfect 13-0.

It was Weagle’s third appearance at the world championships, having previously won bronze in 2013 and silver in 2014 with Homan, Miskew and Alison Kreviazuk, a team she had joined in 2010-11. That quartet won the bronze medal at the 2013 Roar of the Rings that determined the Canadian curling teams for Sochi 2014. At the 2013 Tournament of Hearts, Weagle had been awarded MVP honours.

A little more about Lisa

Getting into the Sport: Started curling at age 8 and playing competitively at age 14… Outside Interests: Graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 2007… Works as a communications advisor at the Department of Canadian Heritage (Sport Canada)… Supports the Sandra Schmirler Foundation to raise money for lifesaving equipment for babies born too soon, too small or too sick… Enjoys running, yoga, reading… Odds and Ends: Had her Olympic dream sparked by watching Sandra Schmirler win the first women’s Olympic curling gold at Nagano 1998… Also inspired by iconic Olympic moments such as Donovan Bailey win 100m gold at Atlanta 1996…