From an executive standpoint, I was Chairman of the General Curling Committee in 1980, a member of the Board of Directors from 1985-1989 including acting as Treasurer during the 1989 Club Renovation Project, chaired the Men’s Invitational multiple times, prepared and presented Position Papers to the Board on the positive contribution of curling. I have also been the chair of both the Men’s Section and Instruction. On a broader scale, I have been a member of the TCA Energizer Men’s Bonspiel since 2003, chaired the Host Committee in 2004, and developed computer programs for draw sheets and scoring summaries. I served as an official Scorer for the 2003 M&M Skins Game broadcast on Sportsnet, and volunteered as a timing supervisor during the 2008 Ontario Senior Men’s Championship. I write the Outside Curling News column for our Club Newsletter and collaborated with Jim Barclay on the curling portion of our 75th Anniversary Book. In addition, I served on the 50th Anniversary Curling Committee and was instrumental in several projects including honouring past champions. I have also served on a committee to raise funds for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, an event held at St Georges in memory of a former team member.
From a competitive viewpoint, I was Ontario Junior Champion in 1969, and won the 1970 International Junior Masters (both with brother Doug at Third), the University of Waterloo Championship in 1969 and 1971, the Western OUAA Championship in 1969 & 1971, the TCA Canada Life Men’s Open Championship in 1986 (brother Graeme at Third) and have won 12 Club Championships and 10 Club Invitational Bonspiels.
I had the pleasure of playing against the Scots during their Centenary Tour in 2003 and have curled also against teams from Scotland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, France, USA and New Zealand and have curled with former World Champion Otto Danielli in an exhibition game.
A former licensed pilot, I enjoy most sports, boating, theatre, travel, reading and music including bagpipes. Having never curled in Scotland (where my father was born), I am very much looking forward to this tour.