PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum to induct eight members

The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, formed last year under the auspices of the PEI Curling Association, is set to host its second annual induction ceremony on Monday October 20, 2008 at the Charlottetown Curling Club, Charlottetown, PEI.

Eight inductees will be honoured for their outstanding contributions to the sport of curling: Allan Ledgerwood, Charlottetown; Dr. Wen Macdonald (posthumously), Charlottetown; Elizabeth (“Liz”) Macdonald (posthumously), Charlottetown; Freeman Miles, Miscouche; Leonard Murphy, Alberton; John Drake Squarebriggs (posthumously), Charlottetown; Marie Toole, Charlottetown; and Orville Willis, O’Leary.

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, sportsmanship and character, who have achieved extraordinary distinction in the sport of curling, whether that distinction be as an amateur or a professional” and “to recognize, honour and pay tribute to those individuals who have given distinguished service and have made major contributions to the development of curling on PEI”.

“It is important that PEI curlers and builders be recognized for their achievements in their sport”, says Jerry Muzika, Chairman of the PEI Curling Hall and Museum, and recent inductee to the PEI Sports Hall of Fame. Muzika notes that some of the recipients are already in the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and says it is appropriate they be recognized in their home province as well.

Ray McCourt, 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 invites everyone to come out and honour the inductees.

The event, with Master of Ceremonies Paul H. Schurman, gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 each, and are available from Greg Lucas at Sport PEI, 40 Burns Ave., Charlottetown, phone 368-4986, and the Charlottetown Curling Club, 892-7467.

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