Community Sports Builder | Curling
Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012
Daryl Kirton is inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame in the builder category for his contributions to the sport of curling.
Kirton has been officiating for over 30 years at the provincial level in curling. In 2012, he served as co-chair of the Canadian Mixed Championships and the Canadian Senior Championships for men and women held in Abbotsford.
Kirton has been head official at several B.C. championships, and he officiated at the 1999 and 2000 Canadian Juniors in St. Catherine’s, Ont. and Kelowna, respectively. He has also officiated at the 2005 Canadian Wheelchair Championships and the 2007 Canadian Ladies Championships.
Kirton has been involved in the following world curling championships: the 2001 World Juniors in Kelowna, the Men’s World Championships in Victoria, the Continental Cup and the Canada Cup. In 2009 he was supervisor of play at the World Wheelchair Championships and the World Juniors. Kirton was the supervisor of play at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the Paralympic Games. In addition, he was the chief timer at the World Wheelchair Qualification in Finland in 2011 and the World Wheelchair Championships in Korea in 2012.