The PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum held its 8th annual induction ceremony Monday night Oct. 20, 2014 at the Crapaud Community Curling Club. The five inductees honoured for their achievements and contributions to the sport of curling were, in the “Curler” category: Nancy Cameron from the Charlottetown Curling Complex (represented by her father, PEI and Canadian curling hall of fame and PEI Sports Hall of Fame member Doug Cameron), and Ted MacFadyen, Sandy Foy, and Mike Coady from the Crapaud club who curled together for many years, along with Shirley Lank from the Cornwall Curling Club, the sole inductee in the “Builder” category.
Photo (L-R): Doug Cameron, representing his daughter Nancy, Mike Coady, Sandy Foy, Shirley Lank, Ted MacFadyen
Paul H. Schurman was master of ceremonies for the event, which included a welcome from Jerry Muzika, Chair, Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum, along with greetings from the Honourable George Webster, Minister of Agriculture and Deputy Premier for the province, Marilyn Neily, Chair of the Canadian Curling Association’s Board of Governors, and Amy Duncan, Executive Director of Curl PEI, who brought words of greeting on behalf of Curl PEI president Angela Hodgson.
Photo: Master of Ceremonies Paul H. Schurman
Photo: Jerry Muzika
Photo: the Honourable George Webster
Photo: CCA Board of Governors Chair Marilyn Neily
Photo: Amy Duncan, Curl PEI Executive Director
Each new inductee was presented with a Hall of Fame pin, a certificate of recognition, and a portrait, done by Summerside artist Wayne Wright.
Photo: Portraits of (L-R): Cameron, Coady, Foy, Lank, MacFadyen
Photo (L-R): Hall of Fame Board member Arleen Harris, presenting certificate to Mike Coady
Photo (L-R): Amy Duncan presents certificate to Sandy Foy
Photo (L-R): Marilyn Neily presents certificate to Shirley Lank
Photo (L-R): Hall of Fame Board member Marg Nowlan and Ted MacFadyen unveiling portrait
Photo (L-R): Hall of Fame Board member Al Ledgerwood presenting certificate to Doug Cameron, on behalf of Doug’s daughter Nancy, who is out of the country and was unable to attend
The evening was sponsored by PEI Ford Dealers, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods Limited, Phillips Feed Service, Legault Pest Management, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, and Consolidated Credit Union Limited– Summerside.
Here are the bios of the inductees:
Nancy Cameron (Curler category)
Nancy Cameron has excelled in curling from her early days as a junior competitor through to her recent volunteerism with Special Olympic curlers. She has represented three provinces at national competitions, but PEI has been where she consistently was a winner for more than 30 years.
Nancy made her first appearance on the national scene at the 1980 Junior Women’s Curling Championship representing PEI with third Rosemary Butler, second Elspeth Burnett, and lead Joan Hutchinson.
In 1987, Nancy played lead for Kim Dolan, winning the PEI Women’s Curling Championship along with teammates Karen Jones at third and second Shelley Muzika.
A move to Nova Scotia and joining Colleen Jones’ team as lead resulted in winning the 1991 Nova Scotia Women’s Championship with skip Colleen Jones, third Mary Mattatall, and second Kim Kelly.
Back on PEI, lead Nancy joined skip Angela Roberts, third Sara Gatchell, and second Janice MacCallum to win the PEI Women’s Curling Championship in 1993.
In 1994, moving to third position, Nancy, along with skip Shelly Danks, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika, represented PEI at the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in Kitchener.
Another team change and another PEI Women’s Curling Championship for Nancy in 2006, this time as second, with skip Suzanne Gaudet, third Susan McInnis, and lead Tricia Affleck.
At lead, Nancy won the 2012 PEI Women’s Curling Championship with skip Kim Dolan, third Rebecca Jean MacDonald, and second Sinead Dolan.
Nancy was fifth player for the Shelly Bradley team in 2001, fifth for Suzanne Birt in 2004, and also fifth for Robyn MacPhee in 2009 at the Scott Tournament of Hearts national events. As well, Nancy coached the Kim Dolan team at the 2014 Scotties.
Nancy also made time to compete in mixed events. Playing lead for skip John Likely, with third Susan McInnis, and second Mark Butler, Nancy won the 2000 PEI Mixed Curling Championship and at the Canadian Mixed that year, Nancy was declared the all star lead.
In 2002, playing with the same team, Nancy won her second provincial mixed curling title. They went on to Halifax, where they were runners-up at the Canadian Mixed.
Again at lead, Nancy won the PEI Mixed Curling Championship in 2004 with skip John Likely, third Janice MacCallum, and second Mark Butler.
Also noteworthy is a 1989 New Brunswick Mixed Curling Championship, playing third with skip Grant Odishaw, second Rick Perron, and lead Lynn MacKenzie.
A number of provincial runners-up in women’s and mixed play are sprinkled throughout her curling career including:
1986 runner-up in women’s, skipping her team of third Joan Butcher, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika.
At lead, 1993 runner-up in mixed with her father, Doug Cameron, third Kim Dolan, and second Paul Power.
And, with Nancy at third, 1995 runner-up in women’s with skip Shelly Danks, second Janice MacCallum, and lead Shelley Muzika.
Nancy is a level 2 coach and as well as coaching Kim Dolan at the 2014 Scotties, she has helped coach special Olympic curlers in Charlottetown in 2013 and 2014
She was also a member of the 2011 Scotties Championship Committee when the Scotties was held in Charlottetown.
A curling career that spans more than three decades and includes a provincial junior women’s title, five women’s, and three mixed championships is to be duly recognized and so, we induct Nancy Cameron into the Prince Edward Curling Hall of Fame as a curler.
Mike Coady (Curler category)
Mike started to curl in Crapaud in 1974 and joined Ted MacFadyen’s team a year later.
He won the Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship five times, playing second for skip Ted MacFadyen each time.
In 1980, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and lead Gordon Hermann, they represented PEI at the Canadian Men’s Championship in Calgary.
In 1983, he won again playing with the same team with the exception of Sandy Foy replacing Gordon Hermann as lead. They went on to compete at the nationals in Sudbury.
The same team repeated in 1987, and they were competitors at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Edmonton. They won the provincial men’s again in 1990, and Sault St. Marie was the host city for the Brier that year. The fifth provincial win was in 1992, and on they went to Regina to curl in the Canadian Men’s Championship.
Mike won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship six times in eight years, playing lead for Ted MacFadyen each time. In 2001, third Barrie Stevenson, and second John MacKay rounded out the team. In 2002, he repeated the win with the same team.
In 2004, 2005, and 2006, he won the seniors, again playing lead, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and second Sandy Foy.
Mike was all-star lead at the 2004 Seniors in Vernon BC and also received the sportsmanship award .
The sixth provincial seniors title came in 2008 with skip Ted, third Craig Mackie and second Sandy Foy.
Sandy Foy (Curler category)
Sandy Foy began curling in 1981, and joined up with Ted MacFadyen’s team in 1982. This proved to be a winning move, with eight provincial titles being won with the same skip over a twenty-six year period.
Playing lead for Ted, he won the Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship four times. The first men’s championship came in 1983, with skip Ted MacFadyen, third Bill MacFadyen, and second Mike Coady. They went on to play in the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Sudbury.
The same team repeated in 1987, competing at the Canadian championship in Edmonton. They won the provincial title again in 1990, and represented PEI at the national championship in Sault St. Marie. The fourth win was in 1992, and they went on to Regina to curl in the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship.
Sandy won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship four times, again with Ted MacFadyen as his skip.
In 2004, he won the Seniors title playing second, with third Bill MacFadyen, and lead Mike Coady. He repeated the win in 2005, and again in 2006, playing with the same team. The fourth win was in 2008, again playing second with skip Ted, third Craig Mackie, and lead Mike Coady.
Sandy was a curling instructor in Community School at the Crapaud Curling Club for more than twenty years.
Shirley Lank (Builder category)
As well as being a competitive, social, and stick curler, Shirley Lank has been a long-time volunteer active in the administrative side of curling, with much of her focus on the activities of the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association, the Prince Edward Island Curling Association and the Cornwall Curling Club.
Beginning in 1987/88, Shirley chaired the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association Junior Development Committee and in November 1988, she organized the first Junior Curling Camp held on PEI for junior curlers.
During the 1988/89 curling season, Shirley served as First Vice-President of the Prince Edward Island Ladies Curling Association and as President in 1989/90.
She served as Chair of the amalgamation committee to facilitate the amalgamation of the two associations – the PEI Ladies Curling Association and the PEI Men’s Curling Association, and moved the motion to amalgamate in 1990.
In 1991, 1992 and 1993, she served as technical director and in 1993 she also chaired Junior Development. In 1995 and 1996, she served as the marketing coordinator for the Prince Edward Island Curling Association.
From 2002 until 2004, Shirley was a board member of Curl Atlantic, and also a committee member of Participant/Skill Development. She served again on this board from 2007 until 2009.
In December 2004, she took on the role of Vice-President of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, was elected President in 2005/06, and served as past president in 2006/07.
Shirley was the marketing chair in 2007/08, and is credited with signing on several sponsors.
In 2007/2008, she again served as first vice president of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, moving on to fill the President’s role from 2009 until 2011, then serving as past president for three years, 2012 to 2014.
Shirley has chaired numerous nominating committees of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, in her role as past president of the PEI Curling Association. As well, she has been the PEI delegate to the Canadian Curling Association annual meetings on many occasions.
At the club level, Shirley has worked tirelessly at the Cornwall Curling Club.
She chaired many fund raising committees that included cookbook sales, raising money for rock handles, redecorating the lounge area, little rocks, and new facilities for the kitchen as well as finding sponsors. She also chaired the 20th University committee in 2001. She was the Ladies President of the Cornwall Curling Club and their Junior Co-ordinator for several years. Many times, Shirley was the Cornwall Curling Club’s delegate to the PEI Ladies Curling Association and the Prince Edward Island Curling Association.
In 1995, Shirley managed the Canada Games curling teams that went to Grand Prairie, Alberta, and in 1991, she looked after officiating for curling at the Canada Winter Games held in PEI.
Shirley chaired the National Stick Curling Championships in 2013, also held here in PEI.
Shirley has her Level 1 and part of Level 2 and she has officiated at many provincial curling events.
In 2010, Shirley was Co-Host Committee Chair of the second national The Dominion Curling Club Championship, held in Charlottetown and Cornwall. She also co- chaired the hospitality committee.
In 2008, Shirley completed a history of the Cornwall Curling Club, which can be seen on the PEICurling.com web site.
In the fall of 2007, at a meeting of the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, Shirley made the motion to establish the PEI Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.
After more than 27 years as a dedicated and tireless volunteer for curling on Prince Edward Island, it is most appropriate that Shirley Lank be recognized for her efforts and be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a builder.
Ted MacFadyen (Curler category)
Ted MacFadyen began curling in Crapaud in 1973, and seven years later, he won his first Prince Edward Island Men’s Curling Championship. As a skip, he would go on to win four more during his lengthy curling career.
In 1980, skipping his team of third Bill MacFadyen, second Mike Coady, and lead Gordon Hermann, he won the first of the five and went on to represent Prince Edward Island at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship in Calgary.
In 1983, his second provincial championship came with the same team, with the exception of Sandy Foy replacing Gordon Hermann at lead. The Canadian Men’s Curling Championship was held in Sudbury.
The same team repeated winning the provincial title in 1987, representing the province at the Canadian championship in Edmonton. 1990 saw them win again, this time travelling to Sault St. Marie to represent PEI where he was named the second team all star skip. His last provincial championship win was in 1992, going on to Regina to compete at the national competition.
Ted made two other appearances at the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship: one as fifth player for the Wayne Matheson team in 1985 and again as fifth player for David MacFadyen’s team in 1988.
As a senior competitor, Ted won the Prince Edward Island Senior Men’s Curling Championship six times in eight years and again in 2014 to make it a total of 7 seniors’ titles.
In 2001, he won the title skipping his Senior’s team of third Barrie Stevenson, second John MacKay, and lead Mike Coady. In 2002, he repeated with the same team.
In 2004 and 2005 he won with third Bill MacFadyen, second Sandy Foy, and lead Mike Coady, and won again in 2006, with Mel Bernard replacing Bill MacFadyen at third. In 2008, he skipped the team of third Craig MacKie, second Sandy Foy, and lead Mike Coady to another senior’s win.
In 2014, he won the Senior Men’s Curling Championship, skipping his team of third Lou Nowlan, second Pat Aylward, and lead Earle Proud.
Ted won the Prince Edward Island Mixed Curling Championship in 1988, skipping his team of third Nancy MacFadyen, second Bill MacFadyen, and at lead, his wife, Dawn MacFadyen.
He was runner-up in the PEI Mixed Championship in 1982, 1987, and 1989 with the same all-MacFadyen team.
He won the 2014 Masters skipping his team of third Lou Nowlan, second Earle Proud, and lead Allan Montgomery.
Although most of his wins came as a skip, Ted did play other positions. In 2011 and 2012, he won the Prince Edward Island Masters Curling Championship, playing third for Mel Bernard, along with Lou Nowlan at second, and lead Earle Proud.
He also played third for Mel Bernard in 2010, when they won the Prince Edward Island Legion Championship, with second Doug Simmons, and lead Earle Proud.
As well as a veteran skip and competitor, Ted has been generous in giving back to the game. Ted is a Level 1 Official and officiated at the Canadian Mixed Championship in Summerside in 1987, and the Canada Winter Games in 1991. He is also a Certified Level 1 Coach. Ted coached the Junior Men’s team in 1993/94 and he has instructed Junior curlers and Community School participants for many years.
Ted served as a Director of the Crapaud Curling Club from 1977 till 1980, and as president in 1995. He has also served as Games Chairman and as a club delegate to the Prince Edward Island Curling Association meetings on numerous occasions.
For more than four decades, Ted has been a fierce competitor, and while maintaining his quiet on-ice persona, he has won five provincial mens’ titles, seven seniors, one mixed, three masters and one legion. An achievement to be rewarded. Ted will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a curler.