SSHoF logoVera Pezer

Athlete (1986)


Vera is another athlete who specialized in curling. However she also showed her prowess on the ball diamond and was a member of the Saskatoon Imperials that won the Canadian women's softball championships in 1969. She was with the Imperials when the club won provincial titles from 1963 to 1969.

In curling, Vera won her first Canadian women's championship in 1969 as a third for Joyce McKee. But winning was already a way of life for Vera as she won many intercollegiate titles as a member of the U of S team. In 1971, Vera began skipping and for three years in a row, led her teams to three successive Canadian championships. In 1968, she was honoured as Saskatoon's Sportswoman of the Year. She is in the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.

Her 1969 Saskatoon Imperial squad and her Canadian curling championship teams of 1971, 1972, and 1973 have been inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

"I owe my success as a national champion on a Saskatoon team to the many hours spent playing with friends at school and in tournaments in this small Saskatchewan community (of Meskanaw) with deep softball roots." Vera Pezer