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Willis, Errick F.

Year Inducted / Année Intronisé:

1974

Province / Province:

Manitoba

Category / Catégorie:

Builder

Biography / Biographie:

Errick Willis of Winnipeg, Manitoba was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in 1974 in the builder category.
His work was mostly done off the ice, as a trustee of the Macdonald’s Brier Tankard and life membershipships in recognition of his duties on behalf of the Strathcona Curling Club in Winnipeg, the Manitoba Curling Association and the Dominion Curling Association (the predecessor to the Canadian Curling Asssociation).
On the ice, though, he has a unique resume: he was on the first Canadian curling team to ever win gold at the Olympics. He played on the victorious Manitoba entry that won at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y., where curling was a demonstration sport.
A former Manitoba MLA and Deputy Premier, he also was the first Manitoba-born Lieutenant-Governor of his province.