Gavin named Alberton’s Volunteer of the Year

Fills pivotal roles at curling club

Published on July 3, 2017

Norma Getson, left, and Alberton Town Councillor Kelly Williams present Roger Gavin with the Town of Alberton Myles Getson Volunteer of the Year Award.

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ALBERTON -- His active involvement in the day-to-day operation of the Western Community Curling Club has earned Alberton resident Roger Gavin the town’s Myles Getson Volunteer of the Year Award. It was presented to him during the town’s Canada Day celebrations.

Gavin has been a member of the club for 36 years and has served many years on the board of directors including a term as president. He is the club’s drawmaster, he helps with installing and maintaining the ice and handles scheduling details for the club. He has coached several junior men’s teams in provincial competitions, earning several peer-generated coaching awards.

Gold Medalist in snowshoeing at the Special Olympics World Games, Janet Charchuk gets some support from Roscoe the Clown and her mother Jackie as she tries out Roscoe’s pogo stick. Charchuk was a special guest at Alberton’s Canada Day celebrations and Roscoe the clown was one of the entertainers.

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MLA Pat Murphy, left, and Premier Wade MacLauchlan teams up with Special Olympics gold medalist Janet Charchuk in portioning out the Town of Alberton’s Canada Day cake.
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A statistician and curling strategist, he schedules bonspiels is the coordinator for provincial and regional events at the club, and helped keep legion curling running for two decades. 
Also at the club, Gavin helps run the bar and canteen and coordinates Texas Hold’em tournaments.