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Board of Governor’s Special Recognition Award

The Board of Governor’s Special Recognition Award is awarded to an individual or organization who’s unique contribution(s) or achievement(s) significantly impact the sport of curling in Canada. (Previously known as “President’s Award” and/or “Special Recognition Award”.)

The CCA Hall of Fame and Awards Committee is responsible for identifying (for consideration by the CCA Board of Governors), any individual or organization worthy of a Board of Governor’s Special Recognition Award. Provincial/Territorial Member Associations may also submit a request to the CCA Hall of Fame and Awards Committee for their consideration.

Deadline for nominations is December 31st.

SEND TO:  Canadian Curling Association, 1660 Vimont Court, Orleans, ON, K4A 4J4 or to

Board of Governor’s Special Recognition Award Recipients

    • Les Harrison (2006)
      As the leader of the organization responsible for the development of the sport worldwide and in particular encouraging developing nations to join our fraternity, we are proud to have a Canadian in the highest office of our sport. As a national curling organization, we look forward to that leadership and its positive impact here in Canada.


    • Sam Richardson (2006)
      The legendary success of the Ernie Richardson curling team, of which Sam was the second, is well documented. He has won the admiration of many curling fans and non-fans as a gifted and entertaining speaker at countless sports dinners and numerous charitable events. His stories have engaged many crowds and given the game of curling unique publicity nationwide.In November of 2005, Richardson was awarded Saskatchewan’s Order of Merit, the province’s highest honour.


    • Pat B. Reid (2005)
      Pat B. Reid was presented this award at the 2005 Canadian Curling Trials for her unwavering commitment and dedication to the sport of curling from her role on the Canadian Olympic Committee.


    • Reg Caughie (”Brier Bear”) (2004)
      Reg Caughie (Brier Bear) has been the Brier mascot since 1981 in Halifax. The life of the Bear began at the 1981 Brier as a promotion but has evolved into a permanent part of Brier entertainment, as Caughie celebrates his 25th year this week in Edmonton at the Tim Hortons Brier. During Brier week, the Bear also visits schools to promote curling and children’s hospitals to brighten the lives of sick kids, making the mascot an invaluable tool in the promotion of curling.In real life, Caughie has a strong history in the sport of softball, having been inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Softball Hall of Fame.


    • Don and Elva Turner (2004)
      Curling is a way of life for the Turners, so it was not surprising when they developed their own curling museum in Weyburn. The Turner collection features many rare, historical curling pieces, including one of the largest collections of pins in Canada.See the Turner Curling Museum online by clicking here.


    • Gunther Hummelt, President WCF (1995)


    • Robert (Bob) Stewart, Scott Paper Limited (1995)


    • Labatt Breweries of Canada (1991)


    • Scott Paper Limited (1991)


  • Pepsi-Cola Canada (1991)


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