|Name Rick Folk||Succeeded by Peter Prebble|
|Born March 5, 1950 (age 65)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1950-03-05) |
Curling club Kelowna CC, Kelowna, British Columbia
Brier appearances 7 (1978, 1979, 1980, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1995)
Political party Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan
World Championship appearances 2 (1980, 1994)
Plies- Rick Folk (Instrumental)
Richard Dale “Rick” Folk (born March 5, 1950 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian curler and former Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, where he represented the Progressive Conservative Party for one term from 1982 until 1986. He is a two-time world curling champion, representing Canada. When curling in Canada, Folk represented both Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
In 1974, Folk skipped the Saskatchewan team to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship that year. Four years later, he attended his first Brier, skipping the Saskatchewan team. In 1980, he won his first Brier and went on to win the World Curling Championships, posting an undefeated record and defeating Norway in the final. In 1983, Folk won another Canadian Mixed Championship.
After serving in government, Folk moved to Kelowna, British Columbia. He represented British Columbia at the Brier for the first time in 1989, and won his second Brier in 1994, this time skipping the B.C. team. He lost just one game at the Worlds that year, and beat Sweden in the final to claim gold in a low scoring 3-2 decision. In 1995, Folk played in his last Brier. Folk and his rink from the 1994 World Championships were inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. Folk has also been honoured by the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.
Folk ran in the riding of Saskatoon University in the 1982 Saskatchewan provincial election for the Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party. Folk won the seat, but lost it in the 1986 election to Peter Prebble of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party.