Sandra Marie Schmirler
(June 11, 1963 – March 2, 2000)
From Biggar, Saskatchewan, Sandra was a curling legend, a three-time Canadian and World Curling Champion and Olympic gold medalist.
She was also a loving mother to two baby girls – Sara and Jenna. Sandra’s greatest joy was her family.
Although cancer tragically took Sandra’s life in 2000 when she was just 36 years old, her skill, determination and resilience on the ice ensure that her name will live on in the curling record books forever.
Sandra was honoured posthumously with an induction into both the World Curling Federation Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. .
TSN Tribute to Sandra
Tribute to Sandra. Originally aired on TSN, March 2000.
As seen in a report on CBC shortly before the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, here is a clip of “the shot” that helped win the game and the chance to play in the Olympics for Team Schmirler.