First Name: Ralph
Last Name: Simmons
Sport: Curling
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1995
Home Town: Bridgewater
County: Lunenburg County

Ralph Simmons’ career in sport started in high school with track and field. He was a member of the Bridgewater High School team that won the first ever Acadia Relay Championship in 1926 and subsequently in 1927 and 1928. He was invited to train with the Canadian Olympic team in Toronto in 1930.

Simmons also excelled in both hockey and baseball. By the time he reached his 30’s Simmons had decided to turn to curling. In 1948, 1949 and 1950 his team won the Maritime Branch Junior Championships. He was also a three time British Consols winner, playing his first Brier in 1950 in Vancouver. He also skipped for teams in the 1953 and 1957 Briers.

He was president of the Bridgewater Curling Club in 1954-55 and was president of the Nova Scotia Curling Association in 1975-77. Ralph Simmons was elected to the elite Governor Generals Curling Club in 1980 and was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame 1995.


• Won Acadia Relays Championship 1926
• Star School Baseball Provincial Championship Team
• Runner Up Team in Provincial Hockey
• 1948, ’49, ’50 Won Maritime Branch Jr ‘Ship, Skip
• 3-Time British Consols Winner
• Played his 1st Canadian Brier in 1950, Vancouver
• Won Johnson Cup 1952 and 1959
• Skipped his Team to 2 Sr Provincial Championships
• President Bridgewater Curling Club 1954-1955
• Made a Life Member Bridgewater Curling Club
• President Nova Scotia Curling Association 1975-77
• Life Member Nova Scotia Curling Association 1979
• Prov Chairman Cdn Sr Curling Championships 11 Yrs
• Elected to Elite Gov General’s Curling Club 1980
• President 1970, 2800 Member Auto Dealers Assoc CA
• 1975 Received Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award
• Member NS & Maritime Sr Golf Associations
• 1st in Maritimes as All-Round Athlete, 6-event
• 3rd in Canada as All-Round Athlete, 6-event