Former Winnipegger Earl Morris, and Winkler’s Louis Tanguay will be among 6 individuals who will be center stage for the 2016 Canadian Curling Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet set for Wednesday, March 9th during Brier Week in Ottawa.
(Photo of Earl Morris, Pierre Charette, Bob Weeks, Darryl Neighbour, and Ina Forrest Supplied by Curling Canada)
Morris is going into the Hall as a Curler-Builder after playing on Provincial Champions in Manitoba (1980), Quebec (1982), and Ontario (1985). He was the first man to ever play for championship rinks in 3 different provinces, a feat since equalled by son John and Ryan Fry- both former Manitobans as well. Earl has also served as a mentor for Canadian championship rinks skipped his son, as well as Rachel Homan and Pat Simmons.
Tanguay is being cited as Curling Canada’s 2014-15 Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding leadership as co-chair of the highly successful 2015 Manitoba Scotties Women’s Championship in Winkler. The event generated a profit in excess of 100 thousand dollars.
Also going into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame as the Class of 2016 are 7 time Quebec Men’s Champ Pierre Charette, BC Wheelchair Curlers Ina Forrest of Vernon and Darryl Neighbour of Richmond, and Builder Bob Weeks for his outstanding coverage of curling for more than a quarter of a century via the Globe and Mail as well as TSN.