Two men involved with Junior Curling at the Maple Leaf Curling Club in O’Leary were honoured with awards at yesterday’s Town of O’Leary New Year’s Levee.
Glen MacLean, who coached the men’s runner-up Matthew MacLean rink at the recent Pepsi Provincial Junior Curling championships, was presented with the Town’s Good Neighbour award, while John Martin, the Maple Leaf’s junior coordinator, received Citizen of the Year honours.
Photo: Glen MacLean
MacLean has been involved with coaching curling for 16 years, coaching his daughter Amanda to Under 16 runner-up, and then championship wins, followed by a Canada Games berth and a U18 championship, and three Under 21 runner-up finishes. He has coached junior men’s teams that two of his sons were involved in to a U13, three U16, and two U18 championships, along with two runner-up finishes in the U21 category. He has also won four provincial championship coaching awards, which are voted on by all the coaches at an event.
As well as coordinating the Maple Leaf’s successful junior curling program, Martin has volunteered as a member of the O’Leary and Area Development Corporation, the West Prince Tourist Assoc., and Transportation West.