The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is set to host its sixth annual induction ceremony on Monday October 15, 2012 at the Charlottetown Curling Complex, Charlottetown PEI.
The four inductees being honoured for their achievements and contributions to the sport of curling are: Kim Dolan, Charlottetown, Don Hutchinson (posthumously), Charlottetown, Irving MacKinnon (posthumously), Charlottetown, and Wanda MacLean, Summerside.
Each of the inductees has excelled in their own corner of the sport. Two of the inductees, Don Hutchinson and Irving MacKinnon, are also in the PEI Sports Hall of Fame, as members of the Dr. Wen Macdonald team, inducted in 1976 as National Senior Men’s Curling Champions. Both made their mark as senior curlers. Wanda MacLean enjoyed a curling career studded with club and provincial wins over four decades, consistently coming up a winner. Kim Dolan has amassed an incredible record as a winner in both on-ice play as a curler and off the ice as an administrator and volunteer.
“Curling offers opportunities for players at every stage of their lives to participate, excel in, and enjoy their sport. We are pleased to recognize the achievements of these four curlers as they are inducted into the Hall of Fame,” says Jerry Muzika, Chairman of the PEI Curling Hall and Museum. Muzika notes that the Hall is in its sixth year, and invites everyone to come out and honour the inductees.
George Koke, President of the PEI Curling Association, says that he is very pleased that the Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is continuing its work to recognize curlers and builders, and looks forward to attending the event.
The main objectives of the Curling Hall of Fame and Museum are to recognize, honour and pay tribute to:
- individuals or teams on the basis of playing ability, as an amateur or a professional (“curler” category), and to
- individuals who have given distinguished service and have made major contributions to the development of curling on Prince Edward Island (“builder” category).
The event, with co-hosts Paul H. Schurman and Tricia Affleck, gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the door, or in advance at the Charlottetown Curling Club, or by contacting Jerry Muzika, phone (902) 672-2822, email firstname.lastname@example.org other members of the Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
This year’s ceremony is sponsored by PEI Ford Dealers, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods, City of Charlottetown, Purity Dairy, and Phillips Feed Service.