CurlManitoba Honourary Life Members

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Years 1940 to 1949
Name Date Club
Joseph Burgess 1940-05-01 Minnedosa
Robert Gourley 1940-05-01 Strathcona
Dr. James Paton 1940-05-01 Kenora, Ontario
Herbert Trumpour 1940-05-01 Heather
Dr. James McTavish 1941-05-01 Elmwood
Bert Hames 1941-05-01 Glenboro
Joseph Coates 1941-05-01 St. John's
Jack Ahearn 1941-05-01 St. Paul
Arthur Marsh 1942-05-01 Manitou
Doug McNicol 1942-05-01 Strathcona
Peter Robertson 1942-05-01 Gilbert Plains
Dr. Noble Trimble 1942-05-01 The Pas
Marguerite Walsh 1943-05-01 Fort Rouge
Cam McEwen 1943-05-01 Fort William, Ontario
Ozzie Graham 1943-05-01 Heather
Judge Milt George 1943-05-01 Morden
John Erzinger 1943-05-01 Granite
Hon John Bracken 1943-05-01 Granite
Frank Smith 1944-05-01 Deer Lodge
Cornelius McNaulty 1944-05-01 Sperling
Dr. Roy Martin 1944-05-01 Neepawa
Pat Cavanagh 1944-05-01 Civic Cal
Mary Berry 1944-05-01 Heather
John Pepper 1945-05-01 Deloraine
Bill McAlpine 1945-05-01 Civic Cal
Gordon Hudson 1945-05-01 Strathcona
Jack Dowthwaite 1945-05-01 Elm Creek
Bea Brownbridge 1945-05-01 Elmwood
Walter Youngman 1946-05-01 Granite
Sam Square 1946-05-01 Pointe du Bois
Lillian Simpson 1946-05-01 Strathcona
Hon John McDiarmid 1946-05-01 Strathcona
Fred Malby 1946-05-01 St. John's
George Henderson 1946-05-01 Victoria
Joseph Cory 1946-05-01 St. Paul, Minnesota
Charlie Coleman 1946-05-01 Elmwood
James Bowman 1946-05-01 Dauphin
Charles Blair 1946-05-01 Oakville
Dr. Robert Black 1946-05-01 Deer Lodge
Anna Welsh 1947-05-01 Deer Lodge
Neil Sullivan 1947-05-01 Thistle
Dr. Roy Snider 1947-05-01 Deer Lodge
George Rawson 1947-05-01 Flin Flon
Earl Murray 1947-05-01 Neepawa
Myrt Mills 1947-05-01 Starbuck
Vera McAlpine 1947-05-01 Fort Garry
Hon Colin Campbell 1947-05-01 Toronto, Ontario
Mrs N. Sutherland 1948-05-01 Heather
Winn Thompson 1948-05-01 Grain Exchange
Stephen Trewhitt 1948-05-01 Granite
Dusty Warren 1948-05-01 Dryden, Ontario
Harry Wells 1948-05-01 Thistle
Mrs J.T. Wood 1948-05-01 St. John's
Harold Scrymgeour 1948-05-01 St. John's
Sir James Roberts 1948-05-01 Scotland
William Banister 1948-05-01 Carberry
Sadie Delmage 1948-05-01 Dauphin
Margaret Ellison 1948-05-01 Stony Mountain
Frank Manwaring 1948-05-01 Birtle
Sandy McMahon 1948-05-01 Civic Cal
Oscar Qually 1948-05-01 Dacotah
Henry Lye 1949-05-01 MacGregor
Monty Johnson 1949-05-01 Grain Exchange
Cliff Hudson 1949-05-01 Strathcona
PJ Peter Hallemans 1949-05-01 Swan Lake
Mrs D.S. Daly 1949-05-01 Selkirk
James Collinson 1949-05-01 Souris
Hon William Clubb 1949-05-01 Granite
Sara Baker 1949-05-01 Thistle
Henry Baker 1949-05-01 Thistle
David Petch 1949-05-01 Virden

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