Armstrong, James

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Builder, President

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James Armstrong of Regina, Saskatchewan was a president of the Canadian Dominion Curling association and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1976. James was a CCA president from 1946 to 1947.

Moving from Ontario to Regina in 1906, Armstrong achieved local, provincial and national prominence in business, community affairs, and sports. He operated a real estate, loan and insurance business and later created the Queen City Curling Stone Company, which he operated out of the Bartleman Apartments for many years. He served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps during the First World War and later as chairman of the Saskatchewan Liquor Board. He was a member of the first organized football team in Regina and a former provincial golf champion. His contribution to curling resulted in life memberships with both the Saskatchewan and Dominion Curling Associations. He also served as secretary of the Regina Rangers hockey club which won the Allan Cup in 1941.