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Memorable Manitobans: Agnes Hilda White “Joan” Whalley (1918-2015)

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Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg in 1918, she competed in track, basketball, and volleyball while attending St. John’s High School. Her involvement in amateur curling began in 1948 when she joined the Deer Lodge Curling Lodge. She subsequently served as President of the Club (1959-1960), and later President of the Manitoba Ladies Curling Association (1966-1967) and the Canadian Ladies Curling Association (1975). In recognition of her contributions to curling in Manitoba, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), and she was inducted as a builder into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (1981), Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame (1990), and Canadian Curling Hall of Fame. She died at Winnipeg on 5 June 2015.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 June 2015.

“Manitoba loses three great sports people,” The Metro, 24 June 2015, page 30.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2015

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