CurlManitoba Honourary Life Members

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Years 1930 to 1939
Name Date Club
Ker Dunlop 1930-05-01 St. Paul, Minnesota
John Fleming 1930-05-01 Strathcona
Peter Janz 1930-05-01 Elgin
Dr. Andrew Alexander 1931-05-01 Granite
Bill Cobb 1931-05-01 Melita
Alexander Fowler 1931-05-01 Baldur
Daniel Sullivan 1931-05-01 Rainy River, Ontario
Charles Midwinter 1932-05-01 Elmwood
Dougal McArthur 1932-05-01 Thistle
Samuel Jackson 1932-05-01 Stonewall
Alexander Blair 1932-05-01 Emerson
Alexander Douglass 1933-05-01 Granite
Lowry Johnson 1933-05-01 Kenora, Ontario
Selkirk MacDonald 1933-05-01 Portage
Bill Robson 1933-05-01 Strathcona
Joseph Wood 1934-05-01 Elm Creek
Harry Thompson 1934-05-01 Civic Cal
Magnus Peterson 1934-05-01 Civic Cal
Harold Newton 1934-05-01 Selkirk
Fred Palmer 1935-05-01 St. John's
Rev Thomas Neville 1935-05-01 Souris
Ed Low 1935-05-01 Fort Garry
Ernie Calvert 1935-05-01 Rainy River, Ontario
Alexander Brown 1936-05-01 Elmwood
Senator John Haig 1936-05-01 Strathcona
John Hume 1936-05-01 Oak River
Rod McAskill 1936-05-01 Gladstone
Frank Matheson 1937-05-01 Russell
John O Hare 1937-05-01 Thistle
Dr. Fred Clark 1937-05-01 Granite
Walter Bell 1937-05-01 Souris
Urquart Mutch 1938-05-01 Crystal City
Thomas Lytle 1938-05-01 Roland
William Henderson 1938-05-01 Scotland
Grace Gilmer 1938-05-01 Thistle
James Crowe 1938-05-01 Dauphin
George Cameron 1938-05-01 Granite
Robert Jacob 1939-05-01 St. John's
Robert McDonald 1939-05-01 Deer Lodge
Robert Nichol 1939-05-01 Sperling
Thomas Richardson 1939-05-01 Carman

History: CurlManitoba has been recognizing individuals for their contributions to the game of curling in our province since 1907. Since that time nearly 700 individuals have been recognized by CurlManitoba, former MCA and MLCA with Honourary Life Memberships.

What is it?  CurlManitoba annually recognizes a maximum of four individuals who have provided volunteer service to the game of curling in the Province on behalf of the CurlManitoba. This service must have taken place over a significant period of time.

Examples of long service can include:

- regional chairman
- involvement in the Development program which can include the summer curling camps
- long time member of the officiating program
- long time member of CurlManitoba or the former MCA and MLCA Board of Directors
- long time member of a committee that operates at arms length to CurlManitoba, including the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame & Museum, Manitoba Curling Foundation, Westman Curling Foundation.
- long time member of the CurlManitoba Ice Technician program
- other volunteer efforts on behalf of CurlManitoba or the MCA or MLCA.

Note: Recognition does not include on ice curling achievements or work done by individuals in their home club. In addition no posthumous nominations are accepted.

What An HLM Receives: Those who have been awarded an Honorary Life Membership will receive a framed certificate, a label pin, a name bar and a Honourary Life Member medal. The presentations are usually made at the CurlManitoba Annual General Meeting Alternative timing and venue may be proposed. The individual will be featured on the CurlManitoba website and will be included in a permanent HLM listing on the website. A Life Members reception-dinner, usually held in the fourth calendar quarter of the year, provides an opportunity to welcome the new Life Members into the fellowship of this select group of curling volunteers.

How to Nominate: An individual may be nominated by their curling club or any individual who can provide in letter form a detailed listing of the nominee's long service that makes the individual worthy of this honour. Nominations should be submitted to the CurlManitoba office at  

145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg. R3B 2Z6 or by email to no later than March 15 of each year.

Nomination Review:  At least 90 days prior to the AGM,  the CurlManitoba President (or the Awards Committee Chair on behalf of the President) will convene a meeting of the HLM Nominating Committee where all nominations will be reviewed. The President will then take the nomination report to a Meeting of the CurlManitoba Board of Directors for ratification, after which the CurlManitoba President will contact the successful nominees. Letter applications will remain on file for a minimum of 3 years.

The 2016 CurlManitoba Honorary Life Members are as follows:

Sam Antila - Burntwood CC

Kim Warburton - Fort Rouge CC
Russ Hinds - Charleswood CC

The 2015 CurlManitoba Honorary Life Members are as follows:

John Graham – Safeway/Sobeys (presented at Safeway Championship-Brandon)
Hilda Towerzey - Piper
Paul Wiecek - Winnipeg Free Press
Rob Van Kommer - Carberry CC

The 2014 CurlManitoba Honorary Life Members are as follows:

Jim Winfield-Grandview CC
Sharon Thiessen-Woods-Heather CC
Anni Markman-Ste Anne CC