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Peckham joined Curling Canada in 1990 after a solid career as a competitor that saw him play in two Briers representing British Columbia. In his time with Curling Canada, he oversaw the growth and development of one of Canada’s and, indeed, the world’s pre-eminent high performance programs.
As the High Performance Director, Peckham, who will retire from his position upon the conclusion of the 2022-23 season, holds a world-leading record for the production of international medals for Canada including World Championships: 26 for Men (15 gold), 28 for Women (11 gold), 54 for M/W U21 (26 Gold), six Wheelchair Curling (three gold) as well as multiple medals for Mixed, Seniors, and Mixed Doubles. Additionally he oversaw the Olympic/Paralympic program that produced 12 Olympic medals and five Paralympic medals, with podium finishes in every quadrennial since he joined the program.
Peckham developed a team of experts who work with Canada’s best curling athletes in our collective pursuit of Canadian podium performances. He also was a recognized leader by Curling Canada’s partners at Own the Podium, Sport Canada and the World Curling Federation, as his intelligence, values and integrity, and in-depth knowledge of systemic excellence were widely respected.