A love for the sport of curling was instilled in Neil by his father Burritt Harrison who was a member of the Peterborough team that competed in the 1952 Brier.
Over the years Neil amassed a very impressive list of curling achievements. In 1972 and 1987 Neil’s team placed second in the Ontario Championships. His rink won Ontario Championships in 1981, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1995 and 1997, qualifying them for the Canadian Brier which they won in 1983 and 1990. Neil’s crowning achievement came in 1983 and 1990 winning the World Curling Championship. Neil was also a member of the Canadian Firefighters Curling Champions in 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1988, 1995 and 1997.
On a more personal note Neil recorded a 100% game in the 1983 Silver Broom and was named a member of the Ontario ‘Team of the Year’ and Sports Federation of Canada ‘Team of the Year’. Neil was selected as an Ontario All-Star four times and a Canadian All-Star four times.
In 1993 Neil was inducted into the Toronto Curling Hall of Fame and the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame — a fitting tribute to a world-class curler.