CHARLOTTETOWN – The Prince Edward Island Curling Hall of Fame and Museum has announced its Class of 2017.
The 11th annual induction ceremony will take place at the Cornwall Curling Club on Monday, Oct. 23.
Five inductees from the Charlottetown Curling Club – Mark Butler, Robert Campbell, Peter Gallant, Mark O’Rourke and Summerside native Kathy O’Rourke – will be honoured for their achievements and contributions to the sport.
“Recognizing the accomplishments of curlers and builders who have dedicated their time and energy to the sport of curling is important, not only to them and their families and friends, but it is also an important component of our curling history,” said Jerry Muzika, chairman of the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum.
Muzika invites everyone to come out and honour the inductees.
Angela Hodgson, a member of the Curling Canada board of governors, is very pleased that the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum is continuing its work to recognize curlers and builders, and looks forward to attending the event.
The main objectives of the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum are to recognize, honour and pay tribute to individuals or teams on the basis of playing ability as an amateur or a professional – “Curler” category – and to individuals who have given distinguished service, and have made major contributions to the development of curling on Prince Edward Island – “Builder” category.
The O’Rourkes, Butler and Campbell will go into the Hall of Fame under the “Curler” category, and Gallant will enter as both a “Curler” and “Builder.”
The induction ceremony, with host Paul H. Schurman, gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and are available at the door.
P.E.I. Ford Dealers, Beaton’s Wholesale Dry Goods, Consolidated Credit Union Ltd., and Phillips Feed Service are sponsoring this year’s ceremony.
SPORTS EDITOR'S NOTE: The Journal Pioneer will run profiles of all P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum inductees in upcoming editions.