CBC's Wittman to join curling hall of fame

Don Wittman, the voice of curling on CBC, has earned a spot in the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.

On Thursday, the Canadian Curling Association announced that it was honouring Wittman with a spot in its builders category.

Wittman's induction will take place on Sunday at the Nokia Brier in Halifax.

A native of Herbert, Sask., Wittman joined CBC Television 42 years ago. He has covered 12 Olympics, the Pan Am Games, the world track and field championships, the NHL and the Canadian Football League.

He began covering curling in 1961.

Bob Picken also earned a spot in the curling hall.

Picken, 70, has provided radio commentary on 32 men's and 16 women's world curling championships, 15 world junior championships, 31 Canadian men's and 12 Canadian women's championships.

Picken, from Winnipeg, served as the first media relations officer for the World Curling Federation from 1992-94.

Picken will be inducted at the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame induction dinner on May 4 in Winnipeg.

with files from Canadian Press