Regina’s Bernadette McIntyre has been named winner of the Curling Canada Award of Achievement!
“As much as our sport is about the athletes, it’s the people behind the scenes whose names rarely, if ever, make the headlines who make it possible for those athletes to perform at a high level,” said Curling Canada Board of Governors member Scott Comfort, who chairs the Awards and Hall of Fame Committee. “But these committed volunteers also work hard at developing the grassroots of our sport. This truly is a gratifying day because we get to thank, and honour, people who make our sport so special.”
Bernadette McIntyre, Award of Achievement
Curling Canada’s Award of Achievement recognizes individuals who have contributed significantly to curling in one of four areas: builder, technical development (instructor, coach, official, ice technician), marketing and media.
McIntyre’s name is synonymous with curling in her home province of Saskatchewan, as she has put in countless hours in all aspects of the sport.
She has served volunteer time on boards ranging from her home club, to the Saskatchewan Curling Association (now known as CURLSASK) and Curling Canada, for whom she served a five-year stint as a member of the Board of Governors.
If there’s a major curling championship in Regina, chances are very good that McIntyre is playing an active role. She had leading roles with the 1998 Scott Tournament of Hearts (president, host committee), the 2001 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings (president, host committee), the 2006 Tim Hortons Brier (president, host committee), the 2008 Scotties Tournament of Hearts (executive vice-president, host committee), the 2014 Curling Canada-CIS Canadian University Championships (chair, host committee) and the 2016 Canadian Wheelchair Championship (chair, host committee). Additionally, she chaired the committee that bid successfully to play host to the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier.
McIntyre is a past recipient of the Joan Mead Award for her contributions to women’s curling, and also is a certified Level 3 Official.
CURLSASK was pleased to nominated Bernadette McIntyre, for the Award of Achievement. CURLSASK Executive Director Ashley Howard stated ” We are thrilled to see Bernadette recognized for her dedication to the sport of curling and her countless volunteer hours. Our sport is fortunate to have an ambassador like Bernadette; athletes, clubs, volunteers, stakeholders and sponsors have all benefited greatly by her contributions to our sport. She is an extremely deserving recipient of Curling Canada’s Award of Achievement”