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Andrea Lawes


  • Inducted in 2010
  • Athlete

Andrea was born in Toronto in 1962. She attended Oak Park Public School in London Ontario and Collingwood Senior Public School in Collingwood, Ontario before moving to Whitby with her family in 1976. Andrea attended Whitby’s Henry Street High School (1976-1981) and furthered her education at Seneca College (1982-84), in Toronto.

Andrea is an Honorary Life Member of the Whitby Curling Club (2002). She is recognized for a long and distinguished curling career where she played second on her women’s teams and lead on her mixed teams. She has played in 25 various provincial championships over the years, winning 10 of them. Internationally, Andrea represented Canada (with skip Alison Goring) at the 1990 World Curling Championships in Vasteras, Sweden where her team captured the Bronze Medal. In 2005, her team (with skip Sherry Middaugh) was the Gold Medal winner at the Oslo Cup in Oslo, Norway. Also in 2005 while, representing Canada, they won bronze at the Karuizawa International in Japan.

At the Continental Cup, in 2003, she was a member of Team North America who took on a team of all stars representing Team World. Nationally, Andrea was a five time participant in the Canadian Women’s Curling Championships (now known as the Scotties Tournament of Hearts), representing Ontario. Her 1990 Ontario team captured the championship and at the same event, Andrea was named to the All Star team as the All Star second. The closest her teams got to winning again were 3 bronze medal performances in 2001, 2002 and 2004. It was at the 2004 Scott Tournament of Hearts that Andrea won a Ford Escape as the Ford Hot Shot Champion (a pre-event skills competition).

Andrea was also a three time participant in the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships representing Ontario and came close to winning in 2007 where she and her team lost the final. Andrea played in two Canadian Olympic Curling Trials in 2001 and 2005 and was a member of the woman’s team that won the inaugural Canada Cup of Curling in 2003. As a member of Team Middaugh (2000-2005), Andrea travelled nationally and internationally on the World Curling Tour circuit. The team was consistently ranked in the top 10 during that period. More recently, while representing the Whitby Curling Club, Andrea competed in the 2007 and 2008 Intermediate Provincials (Runner-up both years).

Andrea has since retired from all competitive play and now enjoys a weekly game at the Whitby Curling Club. Andrea is a long time employee at Ontario Power Generation – Pickering. She loves the outdoors, travelling, being with her family and, of course, is an avid curling spectator.

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