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Posted 2006-02-15

The 2006 Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame Inductees include 2 teams, 1 veteran curler-builder, 1 veteran-curler, 3 curlers and one builder.

Pictured at the February 15 announcement ceremony are (l-r) Hal Tanasichuk Doug Armour, Cathy Overton-Clapham, and David Hamblin representing his 2002 World Junior Champions.

Other inductees include Malcolm Campbell, Vic Wood, Vic Palmer and the Bill Walsh team.

THE FORMAL INDUCTION OF THIS YEARíS HONOUREES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ANNUAL DINNER TO BE HELD AT THE CANADA INNS - POLO PARK ON SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2006. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the MCA Office.

** Malcolm (Mac) Campbell - participated in the first 49 MCA Bonspiels with his teams winning 9 trophies. He spent 24 years as a member of the MCA Council. He was a Past-President and Honourary Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Association and the Thistle Curling Club. (Inducted as Veteran Curler-Builder)

** Vic Wood competed in 8 provincial championships. He won two Manitoba titles and one Canadian title. Along with 2 City Championships, he won 38 MCA Bonspiel trophies including 7 Grand Aggregate titles. He was an Honourary Life Member of the Granite Curling Club. (Inducted as Veteran Curler)

** Doug Armour has made 34 provincial championship appearances, winning 5 provincial titles - a Provincial Menís in 1982, Mixed in 1997 and 1999, Senior Menís in 2003 and Masters in 2005. He won the Canadian Open Masters title in 2005. (Inducted as Curler)

** Harold Tanasicuk has made 25 provincial championship appearances. He won 3 Manitoba Mixed (1976, 1977, 1986) championships as well as the Senior Menís in 1989. His 1977 Mixed team won the Canadian Mixed title. His 6 trophies in the MCA Bonspiel include 2 Main events and a Grand Aggregate. (Inducted as Curler)

** Cathy Overton-Clapham has won 6 provincial titles. In five junior appearances, she won 2 Provincial Junior Womenís titles and one Canadian Junior title. In 1989 she was the World Junior Bronze medallist. She has won 4 Provincial Womenís titles and, with two Canadian titles, will make her 7th National Scott Tournament of Hearts appearance in 2006. She competed in the Canadian Olympic Trials in both 1997 and 2005. (Inducted as Curler)

** Vic Palmer served 11 years on MCA Council, including a term as President. He is an MCA Honourary Life Member. He was General Chairman of the Canadian Seniors in 1967 and the Air Canada Silver Broom in 1978. He presented the original idea for the creation of the Silver Broom Foundation - forerunner to the current Manitoba Curling Foundation. He served as first chairman of the Silver Broom Foundation. He was a Past President and HLM of the Grain Exchange Curling Club. (Inducted as Builder)

** Billy Walsh and his 1952 and 1956 teams won Manitoba and Canadian Menís Championships. In 1952 the Fort Rouge team of Al Langlois, And McWilliams and John Watson had a 10-0 Brier record. In 1956, Cy White replaced Watson and their 9-2 record captured another Brier title. (Inducted as Team)

** David Hamblin, Ross Derksen, Kevin Hamblin and Ross McCannell won the 2002 Manitoba and Canadian Junior Menís championships and went on to win Canadaís 12th World Junior Menís title. (Inducted as Team)


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