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Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Curling Association

Formed in November 1888, until 1908 it was the Manitoba Branch of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club. Renamed the Manitoba Curling Association, it became Curl Manitoba in 2009.

Presidents

Term

President

1888-1889

John B. Mather (c1846-1892)

1890-1891

Elias George Conklin (1845-1901)

1891-1892

George Frederick Galt (1855-1928)

1892-1893

George Huestis Campbell (1855-1928)

1893-1894

Henry Norlande Ruttan (1848-1925)

1894-1895

Walter Frederick Payne (1863-1930)

1895-1896

Francis White “Frank” Peters (1860-1933)

1896-1897

William Georgeson (1859-?)

1897-1898

Alexander Black (1847-1913)

1898-1899

Thomas Alderson Anderson (1855-1919)

1899-1900

James Scroggie (1859-1948)

1900-1901

Daniel David Wood (1859-1925)

1901-1902

William Linton Parrish (1860-1949)

1902-1903

George Francis Bryan (1850-1919)

1903-1904

Charles J. Jamieson (1854-1940)

1904-1905

Frank Oliver Fowler (1861-1945)

1905-1906

Richard Deans Waugh (1868-1938)

1906-1907

W. A. Carson

1907-1908

John Waller de Courcy O’Grady (1854-1914)

1908-1909

Thomas J. Lowe

1909-1910

Peter D. Lyall (1876-?)

1910-1911

Isaac Pitblado (1867-1964)

1911-1912

John Waller de Courcy O’Grady (1854-1914)

1912-1913

John Thomas Haig (1877-1962)

1913-1914

Eli Joel “Mac” Rochon (1856-1937)

1914-1915

William Henry Ellis Evanson (1866-1941)

1915-1916

J. Fred Palmer

1916-1917

W. P. “Billy” McDougall

1917-1918

Thomas Henry Verner (1862-1930)

1918-1919

Andrew Wilson (1863-1923)

1919-1920

Magnus Peterson (1883-1935)

1920-1921

John O’Hare (1876-1964)

1921-1922

Colin Campbell “Cam” Chisholm (1883-1936)

1922-1923

W. O. “Ossie” Graham

1923-1924

J. F. Davidson

1924-1925

John Stewart McDiarmid (1882-1965)

1925-1926

David Wesley “Wes” Griffith (1879-1943)

1926-1927

Robert Jacob (1879-1944)

1927-1928

Malcolm Campbell

1928-1929

George J. Cameron

1929-1930

J. A. McTavish

1930-1931

Robert John Gourley (1878-1976)

1931-1932

J. R. Aikman

1932-1933

John Erzinger

1933-1934

Frank Smith

1934-1935

Gordon M. Hudson (1894-1959)

1935-1936

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1936-1937

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1937-1938

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1938-1939

Neil Sullivan

1939-1940

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1940-1941

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1941-1942

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1942-1943

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1943-1944

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1944-1945

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1945-1946

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1946-1947

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1947-1948

William Edward "Bill" Lumsden (1907-1982)

1948-1949

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1949-1950

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1950-1951

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1951-1952

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1952-1953

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1953-1954

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1954-1955

Herbert “Hebby” Axford (1894-1974)

1955-1956

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1956-1957

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1957-1958

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1958-1959

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1959-1960

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1960-1961

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1961-1962

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1962-1963

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1963-1964

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1964-1965

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1965-1966

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1966-1967

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1967-1968

Bruce MacLean Hudson (1928-2016)

1968-1969

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1969-1970

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1970-1971

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1971-1972

Noel Robert Buxton (1910-1988)

1972-1973

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1973-1974

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1974-1975

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1975-1976

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1976-1977

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1977-1978

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1978-1979

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1979-1980

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1980-1981

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1981-1982

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1982-1983

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1983-1984

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1984-1985

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1985-1986

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1986-1987

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1987-1988

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1988-1989

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1989-1990

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1990-1991

?

1991-1992

Clifford Frederick Schmidt (1942-2015)

?

James Kenneth “Ken” Watson (1904-1986)

?

Walter Frederick Payne (1863-1930)

?

Hugh Mackenzie (1884-1949)

?

Clifford Ross Hudson (c1896-1960)

See also:

An Interview with C. H. Scrymgeour by Morris Mott and John Allardyce
Manitoba History, Number 14, Autumn 1987

Sources:

“Genial head of Manitoba Curling Association,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 February 1910, page 19.

“Curlers prepare for next season,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 April 1914, page 32.

“J. Fred Palmer is president of curling body,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 April 1915, page 10.

“Great winter carnival aim of curlers for next big bonspiel,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1916, page 10.

“T. H. Verner chosen to pilot Manitoba Curling Association,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 April 1917, page 12.

“Andrew Wilson is new president of Manitoba Curling,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 April 1918, page 12.

“John O’Hare is president Manitoba Curling Assn., Palmer again secretary,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 April 1920, page 17.

“Manitoba Curling Assn. proposed to shorten ‘spiel; Chisholm is new president,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1921, page 14.

“W. O. Graham is chosen president of Manitoba Curling Association,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1922, page 12.

“Curlers name committees,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 April 1923, page 10.

“W. Griffith is new head of Manitoba Curling Assn.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 April 1925, page 14.

“Robert Jacob elected president Curling Association,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 April 1926, page 14.

“Manitoba Curling Association honors Malcolm Campbell,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1927, page 14.

“George J. Cameron elected president of Curling Assn.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 April 1928, page 14.

“Curlers select R. J. Gourley as 1930-31 president,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 April 1930, page 10.

“Johnny Erzinger president of Manitoba curling body,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 April 1932, page 14.

“Manitoba Curling Association honors prominent men,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1933, page 12.

“Hudson name here to stay?,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 April 1967, page 46.

We thank Terry Webber for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 July 2017

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