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Manitoba Organization: Strathcona Curling Club

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The Strathcona Free Press Curling Club was formed in 1908. Soon after the club became known as just Strathcona. The club purchased property on Furby Place just north of Portage Avenue between Furby and Langside. The original five-sheet facility was used for 59 years; however, the need for extensive repairs and the prohibitive cost to build a new structure lead to the decision to move to the new Highlander complex on Ferry Road in St. James for the 1968-1969 season. With a declining membership, a decision was made to fold the club at the conclusion of the 1981-1982 curling season.

The Strathcona with its red “S” symbol that adorned their curling sweaters was known as “The Home of Champions”. Teams from the Strathcona won seven Canadian Men's Championships. Lead by Ken Watson with three in 1936, 1939 and 1942, Gordon Hudson who won the Brier back to back in 1928 and 1929, Bob Gourley in 1931, and Leo Johnson in 1934. Leo Johnson also won the first Canadian Senior Men's Championship played in 1965.

Presidents

Period

President

1908-1909

George Henry Saults (1861-1955)

1909-1910

Walter Frederick Payne (1863-1930)

1910-1912

John Thomas Haig (1877-1962)

1912-1913

Thomas Henry Verner (1862-1930)

1913-1914

Richard Langtry (1866-1954)

1914-1915

Howard John McDermid (1885-1920)

1915-1916

Robert John “Bob” Gourley (1878-1976)

1916-1917

Joseph A. Martin

1917-1918

John Stewart McDiarmid (1882-1965)

1918-1920

John Edward Robertson (1872-1940)

1920-1921

Aaron Grey (1865-1962)

1921-1923

Dr. Herbert Franklin Christie

1923-1924

William Wight "Bill" Robson

1924-1925

William Frederick Loron Orris

1925-1927

Gordon Milford Hudson

1927-1928

J. A. Wilson

1928-1929

Clifford Ross “Cliff” Hudson (1895-1960)

1929-1930

Errick French Willis (1896-1967)

1930-1931 

James Nesmith "Ness" Wise

1931-1932

Herbert  A. Scott

1932-1933

Arnold  Ernest Lockerbie

1933-1934

Alex Burgess

1934-1935

Leo Einar Johnson (1901-1976)

1935-1936

Robert J. McInnis

1936-1937

Meredith Macdonald Perry

1937-1938

F. Ross Kennedy

1938-1939

Matthew Duncan

1939-1940

Glynn Lloyd Causley

1940-1941

William Sutherland

1941-1942

John “Jack” Dutton (1888-1961)

1942-1943

George A. Wilson (1898-1973)

1943-1944

Lincoln Gudjon Johnson

1944-1945

James Kenneth “Ken” Watson (1904-1986)

1945-1946

Ambrose Clifford Wise

1946-1947

Hallor Marino Frederickson

1947-1948

Spencer Cox Guest (1886-1971)

1948-1949

George Douglas Iliffe (1901-1967)

1949-1950

William Lindsay Ferguson

1950-1951

John Lawrence " Lorne " Stewart

1951-1952

George L. Fraser

1952-1953

James Stuart

1953-1954

Cecil Roy Forsyth

1954-1955

Richard Rodney “Rod” Goodwin (1903-1984)

1955-1956

Frank Alywin “Andy” Anderson (1907-1972)

1956-1957

William Lyle [Decker] Dyker (1915-1994)

1957-1958

Marshall Harvey Hall

1958-1959

Allister Findlay McDiarmid

1959-1960

James D. McGregor

1960-1961

Bruce MacLean Hudson (1928-2016)

1961-1962

William Karl Ziprick

1962-1963

John Arnold "Arnie" Barr

1963-1964

William Lyle Henry

1964-1965

Raymond Lloyd Orris

1965-1966

R. B. "Bobby" Goodwin

1966-1967

Gordon Kenneth “Ken” Little (?-2013)

1966-1968

Boris Hryhorczuk

1968-1969

Vernon E. Nelson

1969-1970

Bruce D. Campbell

1970-1971

Alexander Kitchener "Al" Mattick

1971-1972

George Harold Laudrum

1972-1973

John "Jack" Callum

1973-1974

Clifford Graham Palmer

1974-1975

Richard Shead

1975-1976

Robert W. Binding

1976-1977

Art Bilodeau

1977-1978

Brian Kent

1978-1979

Garry Whalen

1979-1980

John McLeod

1980-1981

B. E. Wood

1981-1982

Sydney John Lentle

Sources:

“Strathcona's history one of quality,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 1968, page 48.

This page was prepared by Rick Mutton and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2022

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