Introducing the 2017 CURLSASK Award Winners & Legends of Curling Honour Roll Inductees
CURLSASK Scotty Richardson Memorial Award – Frank Elberg
Recognizes those members of the curling community who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of curling for an extended period of time.
The Estevan Curling Club continues to thrive today largely in part to Frank Elberg’s organization skills. At a time when the Club was facing a financial crisis and infrastructure deficiencies, as Club President, Frank’s leadership and long term planning helped put things on track. Frank loved to curl and he cared enough to ensure that curling in the community remained viable by volunteering countless hours of his time to the club. Coaching, instructing and chairing competition committees locally as well as at the Provincial level, and serving on the SCA Board as Region Director all helped to ensure that the sport not only thrived in his community but in the entire South East Region.
Frank Elberg – Estevan
Wayne Garinger – Melfort
Legends of Curling Honour Roll (Builder Category) – Wayne Garinger
Wayne has been involved with the Melfort Curling Club for over 50 years as an active member, ice maker, Club Manager and volunteer on many club committees.
Wayne served on the Saskatchewan Curling Association (SCA) Board as Region Director for over 12 years and also curled competitively.
His overall passion for sports also included Baseball and Softball as a competitor and official but curling seemed to be his sport of choice.
Legends of Curling Honour Roll (Builder Category) – Doug Lyon
Doug Lyon started curling in 1947 and his love of the game lead him to volunteer his time tirelessly over the years to ensure the success of the Melfort Curling Club.
His competitive curling, involvement on many committees and coaching teams was rewarding but the highlight, first and foremost, was the many friends he made Doug says.
Doug Lyon – Melfort
Gordon Widger – Prince Albert
Legends of Curling Honour Roll (Builder Category) – Gordon Widger
Gordon’s curling career started on a slough near the family farm using blocks of firewood with bent spike handles. Years later, and joining the Prince Albert Curling Club in the late sixties, lead to a pretty successful competitive curling career over 40 years as well as extensive involvement on the Club volunteer side.
Gord also sat on the Saskatchewan Curling Association (SCA) Board as Region Director for over 10 years and was President in 2002-03.
In fact Gord served on the SCA committee struck specifically for the purpose of finding a way to honour Saskatchewan’s curling builders and unrecognized heroes that resulted in the Legends of Curling Honour Roll, now in its 14th year.
Legends of Curling Honour Roll (Curler Category) – Pat Buglass
While a National Championship evaded Pat and her teams, she was a regular on the Provincial scene winning two. One in Senior Women’s and one in Master Women’s competition. In 2005 Pat’s Team was runner-up at the National Masters.
In addition to her auspicious competitive curling Pat was a curling volunteer in many capacities over the years. She served on the Granite Curling Club Board, was the Saskatoon Region Coordinator for the Saskatchewan Ladies Curling Association (SLCA) and officiated at many competitions.
Pat Buglass – Saskatoon
Sue Altman – Foam Lake
Legends of Curling Honour Roll (Curler Category) – Sue Altman
Sue began curling during her school years and one of her first achievements in the sport was winning a 1973 High School Provincial Championship. She went on to be a regular on the women’s curling scene with many appearances at the Womens Northerns and Provincial competitions with various teams.
In 1981 curling with Gloria Leach, Delores Syrota and Joan Sweatman Team Altman won the Saskatchewan Ladies Curling Assoc Provincial Championship. Sue, a genuine character, loved to compete, always had fun and she valued the sportsmanship of the game.
Everyone enjoyed Sue as well. For a number of years Sue would bring her “door prize” to competitions, a real door, and have all the Teams sign it. A history of Saskatchewan Women’s curling is on that door!
Legends of Curling Honour Roll (Team Category) – Team Kohuch
2014 National Travelers Club Championship Curling Team
Skip: Kory Kohuch
Third: Mark Adams
Second: Wes Lang
Lead: David Schmirler
Saskatoon Nutana Curling Club
Team Kohuch – Saskatoon
Team Camm – Saskatoon
Legends of Curling Honour Roll (Team Category) – Team Camm
2010 National Dominion Club Championship Curling Team
Skip: Darren Camm
Third: John Carlos
Second: Mark Steckler
Lead: Mike Steckler
Saskatoon Sutherland Curling Club
Legends of Curling Honour Roll (Team Category) – Team Anderson
2017 Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Champions – Team Anderson
Skip: Sherry Anderson
Third: Patty Hersikorn
Second: Brenda Goertzen
Lead: Anita Silvernagle
Saskatoon Nutana Curling Club
Team Anderson – Saskatoon
Join us in congratulating this year’s honourees! CURLSASK and The Legends of Curling Committee look forward to theprivilege of recognizing yourtalents and commitment to the sport of curling on behalf of CURLSASK. Watch for photos and complete bios of the Award winners on the CURLSASK website coming soon!
About the Legends of Curling Committee:
The Legends Committee, a volunteer group of Past Presidents of the Saskatchewan Curling Association (SCA) and Saskatchewan Ladies Curling Association (SLCA), meet twice a year to determine the Legends of Curling inductees and help to coordinate the CURLSASK Annual Gala Awards Evening.
For more information on all CURLSASK awards, please clickhere.