1976 Macdonald Lassies Championship

The 1976 Canadian Ladies Curling Championship, known as the Macdonald Lassie for sponsorship reasons, Canada's national women's curling championship was held February 28[1] to March 5, 1976, at Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[2] Team British Columbia, skipped by Lindsay Sparkes (then Davie) won the event, after having beaten Alberta in a tie breaker match after the two teams finished the round robin with identical 7-2 records.

Attendance for the round robin event exceeded 17,000, despite a transit strike.[3]


Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland

Derrick CC, Edmonton[4]
Skip: Gail Lee
Third: Jackie Spencer
Second: Anne McGarvey
Lead: Liz Gemmell

North Shore WC, North Vancouver

Skip: Lindsay Davie
Third: Dawn Knowles
Second: Robin Klassen
Lead: Lorraine Bowles

Souris Evening Ladies CC, Souris

Skip: Joan Mogk
Third: Jean Moffatt
Second: Betty Devine
Lead: Karen Anderson

Bathurst Ladies CC, Bathurst

Skip: Anne Orser
Third: Pat Maher
Second: Elvera Kennah
Lead: Ethel LePage

Carol CC, Labrador City

Skip: Sue-Anne Bartlett
Third: Patricia Dwyer
Second: Frances Hiscock
Lead: Mavis Pike

Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan
Dartmouth Ladies CC, Dartmouth

Skip: Gwen Osborne
Third: Liz Young
Second: Nancy Margeson
Lead: Barbara McKenzie

Recreation Association CC, Ottawa

Skip: Dawn Ventura
Third: Cathy Craig
Second: Lorie Mackie
Lead: Rhea Pilon

Charlottetown CC, Charlottetown

Skip: Diane Blanchard
Third: Barbara McCurdy
Second: Deborah Richard
Lead: Sharon MacEwen

Glenmore CC, Dollard-des-Ormeaux

Skip: Joan Gregory
Third: Mary Beveridge
Second: Barbara Brown
Lead: Janice Loney

Weyburn Ladies CC, Weyburn

Skip: Delores Miller
Third: Gaby Kot
Second: Margaret Woodard
Lead: Jean Lowenberger


Teams to Tie-Breakers

Final round robin standings[5]

Locale Skip W L
 Alberta Gail Lee 72
 British Columbia Lindsay Davie 72
 Ontario Dawn Ventura 63
 Saskatchewan Delores Miller 63
 Quebec Joan Gregory 54
 Manitoba Joan Mogk 45
Newfoundland Sue-Anne Bartlett 45
 Nova Scotia Gwen Osborne 45
 New Brunswick Anne Orser 18
 Prince Edward Island Diane Blanchard 18



  1. "1976 MacDonald Lassie Coverage on CurlingZone - Everything Curling". curlingzone.com. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  2. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=QBJtjoHflPwC&dat=19760301&printsec=frontpage&hl=en Ottawa Citizen, March 1, 1976, pg 15
  3. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=QBJtjoHflPwC&dat=19760305&printsec=frontpage&hl=en Ottawa Citizen March 5, 1976, page 17
  4. 2017 Scotties Media Guide: 1961–2016 Player Appearances
  5. 2017 Scotties Media Guide: 1961–2016 W-L Records
  6. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19760306&printsec=frontpage&hl=en Montreal Gazette, March 6, 1976, page 17
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