A former president of the Canadian Curling Association, and member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame, has passed away.
Stan Oleson, who served as CCA (now known as Curling Canada) president for the 1992-93 season, died on Sunday at the age of 87 in Glenboro, Man.
Oleson was a passionate volunteer in the sport of curling, including serving as a director for the Manitoba Curling Association (now known as Curl Manitoba) for 22 years; he was named an Honourary Life Member of Curl Manitoba in 1968, and would play a pivotal role in bringing about the amalgamation of the MCA and the Manitoba Ladies Curling Association in 2000.
In 1993, following his term as CCA president, he was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame’s Executive Honour Roll. Two years later, he joined the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame, and also was presented with the CCA’s Ray Kingsmith award in recognition of his volunteer work in curling.
Oleson also was involved in summer sports; he helped found the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, and was inducted into that Hall in 2001.
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