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Presenting the new classmen in curling hall of fame

The P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2017 inductee class included, from left, Robert Campbell, Mark Butler, Peter Gallant (represented by wife Leanne Gallant, Kathy O’Rourke and Mark O’Rourke.
The P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2017 inductee class included, from left, Robert Campbell, Mark Butler, Peter Gallant (represented by wife Leanne Gallant, Kathy O’Rourke and Mark O’Rourke.

The recent P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame ceremony in Cornwall recognized the five who were at the forefront of P.E.I. curling in the 1980s and 1990s.

O’Rourke won six P.E.I. women’s curling championships, three P.E.I. mixed titles and one Canadian mixed championship, along with a second place finish at the national women’s championship - only the second P.E.I. skip to accomplish this feat.

The four male inductees, Campbell, Gallant, O’Rourke and Butler, played on the same team for P.E.I. Tankard wins in 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999, with each also having Tankard victories in other years with different team combinations, along with multiple P.E.I. mixed wins.

Campbell also won the Canadian mixed twice, with Gallant and O’Rourke also winning that event.

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