Longtime Curler Honoured By Peers
Submitted by Eileen Miller
The regular curling leagues for 2014-2015 windup was held at the Olds Curling Club the end of March. The Olds Seniors Curling Club held their annual windup dinner on March 18 with approximately 100 people in attendance. At the event the Seniors Club took the opportunity to honor and recognize Ken Gillrie and his achievement and milestone of curling for 70 consecutive years. A special cake and a Brier curling hate were present to Ken. In addition tributes were given to Ken by several of his curlers.
Ken started curling in 1945 in Didsbury followed by seasons in Duchess and Medicine Hat then back to Didsbury. He started curling in Olds in 1959 and has been there ever since.
Ken has been witness to the constant growth and success of the Olds Curling Club and the devastating fire of 1978 as well as the rebuilding of the club right up to and including many curling events and playdowns hosted by the Olds Curling Club over the years. He was on the curling executive for 30 years as a director, secretary treasurer and twice president. His contributions to the Club are reflected in the way the Club is flourishing today.
At 85 years of age Ken looks forward to many more years of curling. The club congratulates him on 70 consecutive years of curling.
Olds College places fourth in Curling Nationals! Source: Olds Albertan March 31, 2015
Olds College’s men’s curling team finished fourth in the country after the 2015 Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) national championship was held in town this past week.
The Broncos’ Dustyn Wozny also made the tournament men’s all-star team as a third.
When the four-day tournament wrapped up at the Olds Curling Club on March 28, the Fleming College Knights took gold, the Fanshawe College Falcons finished with silver and MacEwan University Griffins with bronze
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