Curling (2018)Kerry Tarasoff's start in curling was when he was 16, playing in the commercial league on Saturdays in 1972 at the Hub City Club. Because he wanted more practice, he made a sheet of ice in his family's back yard and bought a set of plastic rocks from Eaton's.
He soon joined the board of directors at the Hub. By 1981, he was club's president. He was chair of the Hub's 50th anniversary in 1997.
The beat goes on.
The Brier has been held in Saskatoon four times in the last 30 years and Tarasoff was part of the show, serving in four different volunteer positions including Chair of the 2012 Brier.
He brought Saskatchewan curling to the digital world as the developer, owner and operator of Saskcurl.com website. He launched live webcasts of the provincial men's and women's curling championships.
He continued to compete, going to the Canadian mixed championship in 1999 on a rink with his wife, Lori McGeary, and qualifying eight times for the provincial men's Tankard, reaching the final in 2003.
Besides curling, Tarasoff has been involved in football as a member of the board with the Hilltops, in track and field as the 1973 Canadian Indoor 400 meter Champion as well as being a meet volunteer and announcer and in hockey as a team treasurer.