(by Jason Simmonds)
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — When the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum’s Class of 2022 reflect on their careers, camaraderie, teamwork, and friendship immediately come to mind.
Mel Bernard (curler) of Summerside, Roger Gavin (builder) of Alberton, Earle Proude (curler) of Miscouche and Blair Weeks (builder) of Charlottetown were inducted during a recent ceremony at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex in Summerside.
“Games are often won and lost on a one-inch or two-inch margin or a one-shot miss or make,” said Bernard. “The team play was very important, getting along together, working together and spending time together… The people you do that with, you get a close bond with.”
The 2022 inductees into the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum are, from left: Mel Bernard (curler), Roger Gavin (builder), Earle Proude (curler) and Blair Weeks (builder). The induction ceremony took place at the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex recently. – Contributed
Some facts about the 2022 P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum inductees:
- Earle Proude and Mel Bernard were named second-team all-stars at the 2009 Canadian senior curling championships in Summerside.
- Proude is a former member of the curling executive at the Silver Fox and is currently a member of the ice committee at the Summerside facility.
- Bernard has volunteered as a scorekeeper and statistician at several provincial and national curling events.
- Roger Gavin, who has received several coaching awards at the provincial competitions, has been the delegate for the Alberton-based Western Community Curling Club’s delegate to Curl P.E.I. for 20 years.
- Blair Weeks made a motion at the P.E.I. Curling Association annual meeting in 1986 to change the Final 8 in the Tankard provincial men’s championship to a triple-knockout format. The motion passed.
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