Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ford World Curling: Burnsie

by Katja Kiiskinen

MONCTON – Our first of a few milestones to tell you about.

This one concerns Burnsie, aka Michael Burns Jr. (pictured).

Like his father before him, pro photographer Burnsie has been shooting curling – and in the off-season, horse racing – since the dawn of time.

This isn’t much of an exaggeration. First of all, the curling pics in the family archives go back to the 1950s and 60s. Scotch Cup, Silver Broom, Briers and Hearts... you name it.

Secondly, Burnsie – or “Junior”, as he is often called – turned 50 years old yesterday, on Page Playoff day.

And it happened right here, at the 50th anniversary Ford Worlds.

Happy Birthday, Burnsie!

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