The 1979 Macdonald Lassies Championship, the Canadian women's curling championship was held February 25-March 2, 1979 at the Town of Mount Royal Arena in Mount Royal, Quebec.

The 1979 event was the last women's championship to be sponsored by Macdonald Tobacco and it was also the first event to feature a playoff.

The winning Lindsay Sparkes rink from British Columbia would go on to represent Canada at the first ever Women's World Curling Championship, the 1979 Royal Bank of Scotland World Women's Curling Championship.


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Alberta British Columbia Manitoba
Lethbridge CCLethbridge

Skip: Myrna McQuarrie Third: Barb Davis Second: Gayle Pilling Lead: Diane Smummach

North Shore WCNorth Vancouver

Skip: Lindsay Sparkes Third: Dawn Knowles Second: Robin Wilson Lead: Lorraine Bowles

Stony Mountain CCStony Mountain

Skip: Chris Pidzarko Third: Rose Tanasichuk Second: Iris Armstrong Lead: Patti Vande

New Brunswick Newfoundland Nova Scotia
Bathurst CCBathurst

Skip: Anne Orser Third: Pat Maher Second: Elvera Kennah Lead: Shirley Gammon

Carol CCLabrador City

Skip: Sue Anne Bartlett Third: Patricia Dwyer Second: Joyce Narduzzi Lead: Mavis Pike

CFB Halifax CCHalifax

Skip: Penny LaRocque Third: Brenda Shutt Second: Colleen Jones Lead: Charmaine Murray

Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec
Boulevard CCToronto

Skip: Pat Reid Third: Sandi Norton Second: Carmel O'Malley Lead: Lynda Stoyka

Community CCCrapaud

Skip: Elayne Thompson Third: Ruth Cutcliffe Second: Louise Thompson Lead: Julie Robinson

Baie-D'Urfé CCBaie-D'Urfé

Skip: Lorraine Bowes Third: Faye Gardiner Second: Joan Brown Lead: Barbara Donnelly

Saskatchewan Northwest Territories/Yukon
Granite CCSaskatoon

Skip: Barb Despins Third: Lynne Fuller Second: Elaine Farkas Lead: Diane Lynn

Hay River CCHay River

Skip: Margaret Whitlock Third: Marion Clifford Second: Delaine Kardash Lead: Amber Schroter


Locale Skip W L
 British Columbia Lindsay Sparkes 8 2
 Manitoba Chris Pidzarko 7 3
[1] Newfoundland Sue Anne Bartlett 7 3
Saskatchewan Barb Despins 7 3
Nova Scotia Penny LaRocque 7 3
Quebec Lorraine Bowes 7 3
Alberta Myrna McQuarrie 6 4
Ontario Pat Reid 3 7
Prince Edward Island Elayne Thompson 1 9
Northwest TerritoriesYukon Margaret Whitlock 1 9
New Brunswick Anne Orser 1 9

Tie breakers[edit]Edit


Semifinal Final
1  British Columbia 7
2  Manitoba 10 2 Manitoba 4
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