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Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Curling Association / Manitoba Ladies Curling Association

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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.

The Manitoba Ladies Curling Association was formed in 1924. It operated until amalgamation with the Manitoba Curling Association in 2000.

Presidents

Term

President

1888-1889

John Brown Mather (c1847-1892)

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 James Jamieson (1854-1940)

1904-1905

Frank Oliver Fowler (1861-1945)

1905-1906

Richard Deans Waugh (1868-1938)

1906-1907

William Alexander “Bill” Carson (1861-1920)

1907-1908

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

1908-1909

Thomas J. Lowe (1873-1942)

1909-1910

Peter Douglas Lyall (1878-1945)

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

James Frederick “Fred” Palmer (1873-1943)

1916-1917

William Pembroke “Billy” McDougall (1881-1921)

1917-1918

Thomas Henry Verner (1862-1930)

1918-1919

Andrew Wilson (1863-1923)

1919-1920

Magnus Peterson (1883-1935)

1920-1921

John Peter O’Hare (1876-1964)

1921-1922

Colin Campbell “Cam” Chisholm (1883-1936)

1922-1923

William Osward “Ossie” Graham (1886-1964)

1923-1924

Joseph Ferguson Davidson (1883-1961)

1924-1925

John Stewart McDiarmid (1882-1965)

1925-1926

David Wesley “Wes” Griffith (1879-1943)

1926-1927

Robert “Bob” Jacob (1879-1944)

1927-1928

Malcolm Campbell (1858-1939)

1928-1929

George James Cameron (1881-1945)

1929-1930

James Alexander McTavish (1877-1963)

1930-1931

Robert John “Bob” Gourley (1878-1976)

1931-1932

John Ramsay Aikman (1877-1936)

1932-1933

John Alexander Erzinger (1884-1949)

1933-1934

Francis James “Frank” Smith (1891-1946)

1934-1935

Gordon Milford Hudson (1894-1959)

1935-1936

Hugh MacKenzie (1875-1937)

1936-1937

William Reid Clubb (1884-1962)

1937-1938

Robert “Bob” Jacob (1879-1944)

1938-1939

Neil William Sullivan (1890-1973)

1939-1940

William Robert "Bill" McAlpine (1886-1956)

1940-1941

Harold Wilson Scrymgeour (1885-1956)

1941-1942

Robert Douglas Black (1894-1963)

1942-1943

Clifford Ross “Cliff” Hudson (1895-1960)

1943-1944

Walter Youngman (1883-1984)

1944-1945

William Winfred "Winn" Thompson (1885-1957)

1945-1946

Roy Herbert Snyder (1889-1956)

1946-1947

Stephen Cornell “Steve” Trewhitt (1889-1975)

1947-1948

William Edward "Bill" Lumsden (1907-1982)

1948-1949

Albert Henry “Harry” Wells (1878-1949)

1949-1950

James “Ross” Woods (1892-1950)

1950-1951

Ross Grant Wright (1902-1992)

1951-1952

John “Jack” Dutton (1888-1961)

1952-1953

James Kenneth “Ken” Watson (1904-1986)

1953-1954

Robert Frederick “Bob” O’Dowda (1917-1990)

1954-1955

Herbert “Hebby” Axford (1894-1974)

1955-1956

Calder Campbell “Kelly” Daun (1912-1998)

1956-1957

James Harold “Googs” Hindle (1908-1961)

1957-1958

William Herman “Bill” Brett (1887-1964)

1958-1959

Michael “Mike” Kaminsky (1893-1988)

1959-1960

Horace Frederick Thomas (1900-1971)

1960-1961

Alfred William “Ab” Brown (1904-1993)

1961-1962

Cecil William “Cece” Pooles (1905-1973)

1962-1963

John Baker (1917-1996)

1963-1964

Leo Einar Johnson (1901-1976)

1964-1965

James Oddie “Jimmy” Welsh (1910-1988)

1965-1966

Gordon Manson Law (1914-1994)

1966-1967

Gordon Blaine McTavish (1927-2019)

1967-1968

Bruce MacLean Hudson (1928-2016)

1968-1969

Frederick Howard “Fred” Lay (1927-1998)

1969-1970

Alfred James “Jim” Williams (1916-2004)

1970-1971

Cecil Martin “Cec” Watt (1923-2006)

1971-1972

Noel Robert Buxton (1910-1988)

1972-1973

Robert J. “Bob” Picken (1932-2019)

1973-1974

Frederick Howard “Fred” Lay (1927-1998)

1974-1975

James Wilfred “Jim” Wishart (1911-1978)

1975-1976

Victor Albert “Vic” Palmer (1919-2002)

1976-1977

James Waters “Jim” Adamson (1912-1998)

1977-1978

Wesley Albert “Wes” Owen (1921-1987)

1978-1979

James Arthur “Jim” Sproule (1921-2010)

1979-1980

James “Spence” Shiach (1918-2015)

1980-1981

Max Saper (1919-1998)

1981-1982

Robert Cove “Bob” Lloyd (1916-1989)

1982-1983

Eric George Mitchell (1920-1995)

1983-1984

Roy Percival Nordlinger (1925-2001)

1984-1985

Stanley Adoljon “Stan” Oleson (1931-2018)

1985-1986

Barry G. Mulvenny

1986-1987

Thomas Patrick “Tom” Dooley (1916-2010)

1987-1988

Lorne M. Cameron

1988-1989

Frederick Alvin “Al” Macatavish

1989-1990

Howard P. Fairbairn

1990-1991

James R. Younger

1991-1992

Clifford Frederick “Cliff” Schmidt (1942-2015)

1992-1993

Paul M. Pelletier

1993-1994

Lloyd Kenneth “Ken” Roth (1941-2010)

1994-1995

Zivan Saper (1951-2020)

1995-1996

Jerry R. Brown

1996-1997

Daniel Bernard “Dan” Hildebrand (1951-2011)

1997-1998

Christopher Kenneth “Ken” Parfeniuk (1940-2015)

1998-1999

Gerry Markovich (1931-2013)

1999-2000

Gary Thornton Smith (1940-2016)

Presidents (Manitoba Ladies Curling Association)

Term

President

1924-1926

Marion Rachel Rowlands (Smith) (1885-1961)

1926-1927

Anne Sophia Gilmer (Moore) (1874-1950)

1927-1928

Vira May Argue (Anderson) (1885-1928)

1928-1929

Helena “May” Rankin (Dagg) (1892-1957)

1929-1930

Marguerite [Margaret] Walsh (1888-1954)

1930-1931

Mary Helen “Molly” Collins (Kirton) (1890-1989)

1931-1932

Mary Elizabeth Berry (1881-1967)

1932-1933

Alma “Lillian” “Simmie” Simpson (Dolton) (1886-1981)

1933-1934

Vera Gertrude McAlpine (Lee) (1895-1988)

1934-1935

Elsie Kathleen “Kay” Johnson (Montgomery) (1898-1972)

1935-1936

Elizabeth Wilson (McFaul) (1883-1977)

1936-1937

Essie Lupton (Tait) (1883-1969)

1937-1938

Helen Maud Cochrane (Wilson) (1887-1946)

1938-1939

Rositta Shaw (Fararrio) (1881-1954)

1939-1940

Catherine Watt (1891-1984)

1940-1941

Isabella Greig “Isabel” Wylie (Reilly) (1891-1975)

1941-1942

Elizabeth “Betty” Munro (Boyle) (1890-1964)

1942-1943

Clara Elizabeth Floyd (Pollock) (1890-1978)

1943-1944

Annie Selena “Ann” Acheson )Holmes)  (1894-1977)

1944-1945

Doris Fraser (Busbridge) (1896-1993)

1945-1946

Kathleen Marzette Dudley (Cain) (1887-1959)

1946-1947

Myrtle Mary Gibson (Winfield) (1898-1984)

1947-1948

Mary McIntosh Phillips (Tait) (1906-1972)

1948-1949

Muriel Elva Beech (Scaife) (?-2003)

1949-1950

Annie Ferguson McGregor (Young) (1889-1978)

1950-1951

Agnes Thorsteinson (Ketter) (1908-2002)

1951-1952

Margaret Essie “Daisy” Brust (Graff) (1889-1979)

1952-1953

Bessie McIntyre (Clitsome) (1893-1974)

1953-1954

Treasure Leona  “Treg” Rigby (Muggaberg) (1901-1974)

1954-1955

Marjorie Violet “Marge” Palmer (Hay) (1900-1973)

1955-1956

Martha Gates “Daisy” Hutchison (Slasor) (1902-1999)

1956-1957

Elvira Jennie “Vera” Cassidy (Kellberg) (1894-1973)

1957-1958

Aileen Hazel Prest (Maddison) (1914-1983)

1958-1959

Harriet “Marjorie” Houston (Carefoot) (1903-1987)

1959-1960

Laura Clark (Gallinger) (1889-1966)

1960-1961

Etta Ida Greenberg (Levinson) (1904-1992)

1961-1962

Katherine “Kay” Balcaen (Rubis) (1908)-1985)

1962-1963

Lura Margretta Price McLuckie (1912-1998)

1963-1964

Edith Mildred Houston (Johnston) (1916- 2009)

1964-1965

Christina “Ina” Senebald (Watt) (1914-1989)

1965-1966

Miriam Alexandra Cameron (McKinnon) (1907-1982)

1966-1967

Agnes Hilda “Joan” Whalley (White) (1918-2015)

1967-1968

Gladys May Darling (Hannah) (1912-2009)

1968-1969

Eleanor Mae Clarke (Hazelwood) (1899-2000)

1969-1970

Alice Erna Oterholm (Kach) (1911-2007)

1970-1971

Vera Willena Regent (Blair) (1907-1980)

1971-1972

Barbara “Helen” McDiarmid (Auger) (1920-2007)

1972-1973

Marion Lynch Ada (1915-1993)

1973-1974

Edna Fern Moffatt (Buck) (1919-1995)

1974-1975

Joan M. Martin (Anderson) (1929-1989)

1975-1976

Agnes Isabella McDougall (Robertson) (1918-2008)

1976-1977

Edith Myrtle Tipping (Feasey) (1916-2004)

1977-1978

Mona Cove Dixon (Cove) (1920-2012)

1978-1979

Beryl Ann Harding (Watkins) (1923-2011)

1979-1980

Mary Voss (Cryderman) (1925-2013)

1980-1981

Shirley Elizabeth Bray (Walker) (1929-2020)

1981-1982

Ina Light

1982-1983

Mary Margaret “Marg” Ritchie (Norell) (1925-2017)

1983-1984

Edna May McKinnon ( Bryndze ) (1925-2012)

1984-1985

Janet Cole Davidson (Thomas) (1933-2010)

1985-1986

Verna Marie Petrick (Lorette) (1927-2016)

1986-1987

Nell Stoughton

1987-1988

Margaret “Bernice” Lowe (Strachan) (1918-2018)

1988-1989

Isla Hagborg

1989-1990

Leila Farrell

1990-1991

Judy Brown

1991-1992

Beryl Fallis

1992-1993

Lorna Marshall

1993-1994

Bev Wait

1994-1995

Sylvia Erickson

1995-1996

Caryn Blashko

1996-1997

Audrey Hogg

1997-1998

Nancy Rummery

1998-1999

Lorraine Margaret Toth (Horn) (1940-2002)

1999-2000

Edie Caron

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, Nathan Kramer, and Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2022

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