Our Vision

  • To be recognized as a leader in promoting stick curling in Nova Scotia and Canada
  • To be recognized as the best stick curling association in Canada
  • To partner with government, educational institutions and communities to promote and communicate a healthy and active senior lifestyle.
  • To work cooperatively with NS Curling Association, Stick Curling Canada, curling clubs and stick curling leagues to ensure the best possible curling experience for both club and competitive stick curlers.



Bruce Densmore



Bruce's BIO
I am a retired CPA, CA. Spent most of my career as an assistant professor at Mount Saint Vincent University (17 years) and as president of an educational consulting company (15 years).

I bring board experience with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia board and serving as their last president before the merger of the three accounting bodies in Canada. I was also the inaugural chair of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia. Was also a long-serving member of the audit committee of the Halifax Regional School Board.

I am a hockey guy who found his way to stick curling after back injuries prevented participating in other sports. Immediately fell in love with stick curling and truly relish the ability to actively compete again.

Formed a competitive stick curling league in Nova Scotia after a trip to the 2018 national championships in Alberta.

Look forward to being the Chair of the Nova Scotia Stick Curling Association (NSSCA) and working with our very talented Board of Directors to move stick curling forward in Nova Scotia.

Betty Mattson



Betty's BIO
Betty Mattson is a member of the Wolfville Curling Club and is the Vice president of the Nova scotia Stick Curling Association. She has been interested in Stick Curling since her retirement from the Health care field. She has worked on numerous committees in Healthcare and is now spending time on the Provincial and National Stick Curling Association. Stick curling is a growing sport within Nova Scotia and Canada. It allows Seniors to remain active in the winter sport while enjoying the camaraderie of others. I look forward to enhancing the growth of this sport in my role as Vice President.

Jim Russell



Jim's BIO
Jim Russell has curled continuously since 1962.
Was President of the Halifax Curling Club 1998-1999
Represented NS in the 2009 Masters National Championships and the 2016 Canada Games
Won the National Stick Curling Championship in 2017 with teammate Milt Larsen
Was runner-up in the 2018 Maritime Stick Curling Championship with teammate Milt Larsen
Joined the NSSCA Board in 2019

Patti Simpson



Patti's BIO
Patti began curling and joined the Yarmouth Curling Club in 1992. She served on the Executive Association and Board from 2010-2017. In 2012, she embraced Stick Curling and has competed at the Provincial, Maritime, and National levels for the past 8 years.
Patti presently serves as Regional Director, South West with the Nova Scotia Curling Association as well as Secretary, Nova Scotia Stick Curling Association.

Patti looks forward to working with other Board members in providing leadership to promote and develop excellence in Stick Curling.

Bill Wesley

At Large


Bill's BIO
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Karla Wilms

At Large

South Shore

Karla's BIO
Karla is the South Shore representative on the NSSCA board. When not working as the Academic Chair and Site Manager for the Shelburne campus of Nova Scotia Community College, she can likely be found playing golf, stick-curling, kayaking or gardening.

Karla is relatively new to stick-curling and curls out of the Yarmouth Golf & Curling Club. She competed in the 2020 Provincial Stick Curling Championship and qualified for the 2020 Maritime Stick Curling Championship.

Karla also serves on the Board of Directors of River Hills Golf & Country Club in Clyde River and on the Board of the Nova Scotia Golf Association

Nina Clarke

At Large


Nina's BIO

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