5th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held this evening

A large crowd was on hand at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club this evening on the occasion of the Fifth Annual Induction Ceremony of the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, with four individuals and one team inducted. Master of Ceremonies Paul H. Schurman introduced the President of the Hall of Fame and Museum, Jerry Muzika, and those on hand to offer greetings, including Summerside Councillor Peter Holman,  Environment, Energy and Forestry Minister Janice Sherry, Silver Fox President Sharon Howatt, Canadian Curling Assoc. Governor Ron Hutton, and PEI Curling Association President George Koke. Others in attendance included MLA Gerard Greenan and Sport PEI President Ron Waite. The inductees were then introduced, receiving certificates and framed caricatures drawn by Wayne Wright of Summerside.

The first inductee was Summerside’s own Barbara Currie, who passed away in February 20100 and was inducted into the curler/builder category. Her nephew Morgan Currie was on hand to thank everyone, and recount stories of her curling successes. Next up were Charlottetown’s Lorn “Luker” Burke, inducted as a curler, and his daughter Kathie Gallant,  inducted as a curler/builder. Kathie thanked everyone on behalf of her father and herself, and recounted their long and illustrious curling careers. Retired Judge Kenneth (Ken) MacDonald was the final individual inductee, in the curler category, and spoke of his experiences in curling, both good and bad, including curling in the Canadian Men’s championship on ice that was closer to slush at the Velodrome in Montreal in 1977.

Photo (L-R): Morgan Currie, Lorn Burke, Kathie Gallant, Ken MacDonald

The final induction was for the 1977 World Junior Curling Championship rink of Bill Jenkins (skip), John Scales (third), Sandy Stewart (second) and Alan Mayhew (lead) inducted into the curler category, along with their coach Doug Cameron, in the builder category (Cameron was previously inducted in 2007 as a curler/builder). All five team members took the floor to thank everyone, especially for the support they received from their fellow Charlottetown Curling Club members, many of whom are now also Hall of Fame members, for their assistance as they made their way from beginner curlers to world champions.

Photo (L-R): Doug Cameron, Alan Mayhew, Sandy Stewart, John Scales, Bill Jenkins

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