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.
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 [email protected], or 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.
Here is the induction citation for Wanda MacLean:
Dorothy Wanda (Rodd) MacLean
Wanda MacLean began curling in 1965 at the Summerside Curling Club, making her way to the winner’s circle in Club, Provincial, and Atlantic curling consistently and frequently over a period of four decades.
Club Curling Championship wins came in 1968, 1975, 1976, 1978, and 1981.
She won the Gaudet’s Save Easy playing third for Wanda Hunter in 1976, and won it again in 1977, skipping the team. In 1978, playing lead on the Wyman Millar team, she won the PEI Winter Games Gold Medal.
1981 would see Wanda make her first appearance at a national event, representing PEI at the MacDonald Lassie – the Canadian Women’ s Curling Championship – held in St. John’s, NL. Wanda played lead for skip Beverly Millar along with third Elizabeth Miles and second Norma Worth.
In 1990, Wanda won the first of four PEI Senior Women’s Curling Championships, playing second for Genevieve Enman, with third Marie Gaudet and lead Mary Campbell. She won again in 1991, playing third for Marie Gaudet with Sylvia Rodd at second and Marilyn Banks at lead. In 1994, she won playing second for Genevieve Enman, with Marie Gaudet at third, and Marilyn Banks at lead. This team had a minor lineup change in 1996, winning with Gen skipping, Wanda at third, Marilyn at second and Janet Phillips at lead.
Wanda won eight straight PEI Masters Ladies Championships from 2001 through 2008. She skipped the 2001 team, played third in 2002, second in 2003 and 2004, and lead in 2005 through 2008. She went on to win two Maritime Masters Championships, in 2005, and 2007 playing lead for Jeanne Duffenais.
Not always the on-ice winner, but frequently close, she was runner-up in the 1988 PEI Ladies Curling Championship with skip Lana Fraser, runner-up in the PEI Seniors Ladies Championship in 1989 and 1997, and runner-up in two Maritime masters, in 2006 and 2008.
As many dedicated curlers do, Wanda volunteered over the years helping to keep the curling administrative wheels turning smoothly. She was the club delegate to the PEI Ladies Curling Association in 1975/76, 1977/78, and 1983/84. She worked at the club level in many areas, including prize committee chair for three years, membership chair for two years, Games chair for five, and treasurer of Ladies Division for two years.
She volunteered as an on-ice official at three Canadian Curling Championships held on PEI. And in 1998, she won the Canadian Ladies Curling Association award for dedicated and outstanding service to Ladies curling on PEI.
Wanda MacLean – a long-time dedicated curler and supporter of her club.