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Candidates put names in for Curl BC Board

May 11, 2024
Candidates put names in for Curl BC Board

Four candidates have put their names forward to the Curl BC board – for the five Governor at Large positions that will need to be filled at the Curl BC AGM on June 13, 2024.

The nominated candidates include Drew Carmichael, Pauline Pillar, Penny Shantz and Dwayne Uyede.

Drew Carmichael – Drew represents the Lake Cowichan and Duncan Curling Club. Drew began curling in Ontario as a kid. He moved to BC in 1995 and curled in New Westminster, Vancouver, Richmond and other clubs around the Lower Mainland. Drew ran his own IT business and worked with school districts and is now semi-retired while doing some IT consulting. He is also an Assistant Returning Officer for Elections Canada. He is an avid curler and golfer.

Pauline Pillar – Originally from Kamloops, Pauline moved to Clinton in 2020. She helped bring Clinton bring back into the Curl BC membership this past year. Pauline is a Project Coordinator and worked in the mining industry for several years. She’s a Project Coordinator and Office Manager at Clinton Home Building Centre.

Penny Shantz – Originally from Edmonton, Penny has been curling for over 50 years. She was a 2x provincial champion in Alberta before moving to to BC in 1989 to Kelowna. She is a multiple time provincial champion, national champion as well as an Olympic Gold medalist in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics when it was a trial sport. She was a Financial Planner for almost 20 years before retiring in 2005. Aside from her impressive curling resume, Penny has served on executive committees at the Parksville Curling Club, Qualicum Curling Club, Vernon Curling Club and Kelowna Curling Club.

Dwayne Uyede – Dwayne is originally from Midway, BC and currently resides in Powell River. He grew up curling at the Boundary Curling Club as a kid. He spent 30 yrs in Lower Mainland before moving to the island. Dwayne is an icemaker at Powell River Curling Club and works part-time at an accounting firm during tax season.

Nominations of candidates can be sent in writing to the nomination committee. The nominations must be signed by at least three voting member facilities. Such nominations must be accompanied by the written consent of the nominee(s) and delivered to the society at least 30 days prior to the annual general meeting. The deadline for these nominations is therefore May 14.  The Board will ensure that both Board-recommended and member-recommended candidates are submitted to the membership for vote at the Curl BC AGM on June 13.

If you are interested in learning more about the role please visit the Board and Governance section of the Curl BC website.