CurlManitoba Honourary Life Members

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Years 1950 to 1959
Name Date Club
Joseph Davidson 1950-05-01 Thistle
Ross Woods 1950-05-01 Fort Rouge
Elizabeth Wilson 1950-05-01 Fort Rouge
Alex Waddell 1950-05-01 Portage
Eileen Stinson 1950-05-01 St. Vital
Sam Patterson 1950-05-01 Valour Road
Gerry McDonald 1950-05-01 Strathcona
W.R. Lavery 1950-05-01 Newdale
Thomas Wright 1951-05-01 Waskada
Art Walkey 1951-05-01 Civic Cal
Rosetta Shaw 1951-05-01 St. John's
Laura Shackell 1951-05-01 Portage
Leslie Lupton 1951-05-01 Granite
Bill Lumsden 1951-05-01 Elmwood
William Hain 1951-05-01 Fort Garry
Ab Gowanlock 1951-05-01 Dauphin
Pete Forsythe 1951-05-01 Brandon
Ross Wright 1952-05-01 Grain Exchange
Howard Wood Sr. 1952-05-01 Granite
Catherine Watt 1952-05-01 Civic Cal
Mrs. M. Rankin 1952-05-01 Heather
Jens Nissen 1952-05-01 Drayton, North Dakota
Thomas Johnson 1952-05-01 Baldur
Bob Dunbar 1952-05-01 Eveleth, Minnesota
Kathleen Dudley 1952-05-01 Granite
Wilma Crane 1952-05-01 Brandon
Vera Allbutt 1952-05-01 Charleswood
James Allan 1952-05-01 Heather
Mrs J.T. Robinson 1953-05-01
Harvey Sparling 1953-05-01 Portage
Alex Stewart 1953-05-01 Deer Lodge
Isabel Wylie 1953-05-01 Deer Lodge
Bunty McWhirter 1953-05-01 Scotland
Ernie McAuley 1953-05-01 Granite
Lou Leavens 1953-05-01 Stonewall
Emma George 1953-05-01 Morden
Jack Dutton 1953-05-01 Strathcona
William Bartley 1953-05-01 Fort Frances, Ontario
Gertrude Sealey 1954-05-01 Brandon
Dan Sullivan 1954-05-01 Decker
Ken Watson 1954-05-01 Strathcona
Wilf Young 1954-05-01 Civic Cal
Roy Pritchard 1954-05-01 Killarney
Betty Munroe 1954-05-01 Fort Garry
Ab Marlatt 1954-05-01 Swan River
Ed Dow 1954-05-01 Boissevain
Molly Collins 1954-05-01 Deer Lodge
Joe Alderson 1954-05-01 Thistle
Roy Powers 1955-05-01 Fort Garry
Eph Portigal 1955-05-01 Maple Leaf
Neva Lockhart 1955-05-01 Flin Flon
Aub Hume 1955-05-01 Oak River
Ken Hartwell 1955-05-01 Swan Lake
Clara Floyd 1955-05-01 Fort Rouge
Bob O Dowda 1955-05-01 Elmwood
Maude Borrowman 1955-05-01 Heather
Ann Acheson 1955-05-01 Grain Exchange
Bill Robertson 1956-05-01 Pilot Mound
Trevor Morgan 1956-05-01 The Pas
Scotty Harper 1956-05-01 Wpg Free Press
Charlie Harness 1956-05-01 Victoria
Agnes Fairbairn 1956-05-01 Portage
Hebby Axford 1956-05-01 Heather
Joe Upritchard 1957-05-01 Pointe du Bois
Charlie Nye 1957-05-01 West Kildonan
Harry Morrow 1957-05-01 Melita
Art Leach 1957-05-01 St. Vital
George Kimberley 1957-05-01 Kenora, Ontario
Myrtle Gibson 1957-05-01 Heather
Doris Fraser 1957-05-01 Strathcona
Kelly Daun 1957-05-01 Thistle
Margaret Murray 1958-05-01 Neepawa
Mary Phillips 1958-05-01 St. Vital
Dr. Alex Venables 1958-05-01 St. Paul, Minnesota
Jim Weyman 1958-05-01 Levis, Quebec
Hon Errick Willis 1958-05-01 Winter Club
James Miller 1958-05-01 Carman
Bill McLeod 1958-05-01 Grain Exchange
Ethel Beech 1958-05-01 St. John's
Alex Buchanan 1958-05-01 Argyle
Bill Burgess 1958-05-01 Minnedosa
Jack Caldwell 1958-05-01 Hamiota
Harold Hindle 1958-05-01 Civic Cal
Cliff Wise 1959-05-01 Strathcona
William Wilson 1959-05-01 Russell
Agnes Thorsteinson 1959-05-01 Fort Garry
Marshall Peters 1959-05-01 Wawanesa
Mabel Mills 1959-05-01 Hartney
Annie McGregor 1959-05-01 Elmwood
Pearl Glinz 1959-05-01 Fort Rouge
Bill Brett 1959-05-01 Granite
Ness Wise 1959-05-01 Strathcona

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 mca@curlmanitoba.org 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