The transition appeared as effortless as her final shot at the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.
But Cheryl Bernard — whose face (and voice) have been recognizable on the women’s curling scene for decades — insists that her new role as a TSN curling commentator did not start smoothly.
“It was really hard,” Bernard was saying after a day’s worth of corporate meetings with her charity of choice, Goodwill Alberta. “The first year was tough. I was in such a new position. I didn’t know when I was supposed to talk. What did people really want to hear. The problem is, I came from such a high level of curling that I thought, ‘Well everyone knows that already.’ And I didn’t know what to say.”