To have participated in 22 Ontario Provincial championships is quite an achievement.
To have won 6 championships and been runner-up 6 other times is truly remarkable.
London curling icon, Ken Buchan, has done just that.
Ken was born in the town of Harriston on April 9, 1940. He grew up in that area and attended Hanover high School. Following that he attended Waterloo University and received a Bachelor of Physical Education in 1964. In his last 2 years at university, 1963 and 1964, Ken won the Ontario Men’s Curling Championship and was a Brier participant.
In September 1964, Ken moved to London and joined the staff at Clarke Road Secondary School. He spent the next 32 years teaching and coaching at Clarke Road.
During that time Ken found time to continue his curling career. In 1969 he won his third Ontario Men’s Championship. In 1972 he won the Ontario Silver Tankard title. In 1981 Ken won the Ontario Mixed Curling championship and followed that in 1993 by winning the Ontario Seniors Championship.
Ken was a member of a team of Ontario curlers who wrote and developed a provincial teaching system for curlers, a system that is still the model for teaching curling in Canada and other countries.
To his many awards and achievements, Ken can now add – London Sports Hall of Fame inductee in the athlete modern category.