The Strathcona Cup

January 10 to February 3, 2018

 

South Tour

Dale Gregory

 

 

Hi, I’m Dale Gregory from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.  I am a retired

High School Teacher of Social Studies, Geography and Physical Education.  I have been married to Wendy for 44 years.  We share three daughters from previous marriages, Susan, Tanis, Kory and 5 granddaughters.  I have curled at the Coquitlam Curling Club since 1967.

 

In 1998 I became the Secretary/Treasurer for the Pacific Coast Masters Curling Association made up of 2000 members in 29 clubs on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. I retired from the position in 2015 and was elected President of the PCMCA in April of 2015 and re-elected in 2016. I am also the President of our Masters Curling League in Coquitlam and was a member of the Executive of the Coquitlam Curling Club and CurlBC rep for the club. In June of this year I was elected to the Board of Governors for CurlBC for a two-year term.

 

I have taken the CurlBC Club Coach program and have participated in the learn to curl program and school curling program at our club.

 

I was on a team that won the Provincial School Boy Championship for B.C. in 1955 and travelled to Sydney, Nova Scotia to participate in the National Championship. In 1963 my team won the B.C. University Championship and travelled to Saskatoon to participate in the Western Canada Championship. I was the skip, but missed going to Saskatoon due to illness. Played third on a team that won the 60+ Championship for the PCMCA in 1998 at Creston and played third for a team that represented the Lower Mainland in the 2007 70+ Competition at our annual Combined Championships  with the British Columbia Interior Masters Association.

 

I am the Sport Chair for Curling for the 55+ BC Games taking place in Coquitlam in September 2017 to celebrate their 125th.  I have been Chairperson of the Improvement District on Savary Island for 10 years where I have had a summer home since 1980.

 

As a university student I spent 10 days touring Scotland in November of 1957 visiting Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness, Aultbea, Portrush, and Fort William, as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh.  My grandmother on my Dad’s side of the family is from Aberdeen and my grandfather on my Dad’s English side of the family worked in the Palace Gardens of Dalkeith Palace near Edinburgh, before coming to Canada.

 

Photography is one of my main hobbies. I take pictures of curling events and winning teams for the CurlBC yearbook each year.  I also enjoy travelling, bird watching, genealogy, and kayaking.  While teaching, I organized tours for high school students to China and Japan and prepared memoirs and teaching materials with the images I had taken.