Learning to curl growing up in Geraldton, Monty first got involved in the instructional side of the game while attending the University of Waterloo, skipping his team to a provincial title. Arriving in Red Rock in 1964, Monty dedicated himself to building a strong curling program for the youth of the Red Rock and Nipigon area. His efforts over 30 years not only provided opportunities for participation by thousands of young athletes, but also produced outstanding results, with many young curlers going on to enjoy successful careers at the national and world level, including fellow Hall of Famer, Heather Houston.


Coaching at both the Nipigon-Red Rock District High School and the Red Rock Curling Club, Monty's effective style of leadership has led teams to numerous victories at the North Shore and Northwestern Ontario level as well as to provincial honours including the 1975 Northern Ontario Boys title and the 1991 Ontario Girls crown.


Qualified as a Level III Coach of Curling for the National Coaching Certification Program, Monty always encouraged his students to earn certification, with many of them going on to act as instructors, coaches and officials. In 1977 he initiated and convened the successful Nipigon-Red Rock Junior Invitational Bonspiel, an event which continues today. Always willing to serve the sport that he loves so well, Monty has contributed his communication skills as a reporter for the Ontario Curling Report and as a correspondent for various events throughout the region.


Monty's exceptional dedication was recognized by the Ontario Federation of Secondary School Athletic Association when he received the 1992 Provincial Award for Leadership in School Sport, the first ever awarded for curling.


Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 10th, 1994


Monty Kerr

Inducted: 
1994
Sport:
Curling
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