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Curl BC welcomes four new governors for 2024-25

June 16, 2024

Curl BC is thrilled to welcome four new members to its board of governors for the 2024-25 season.

Drew Carmichael, Pauline Piller, Penny Shantz and Dwayne Uyede were elected to the board at Curl BC’s annual general meeting, which took place on June 13. They join Neil Campbell, Earlene Graham, Brenda M’Clellan, Lyle Sieg and Brenda Sims to make up the 2024-25 Curl BC Board of Governors.

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 Piller – 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 provincial champion in Alberta before moving to to BC in 1989 to Kelowna. Penny 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.

At a board meeting following the AGM, Lyle Sieg was elected board chair, Brenda M’Clellan was elected vice chair, and Neil Campbell was appointed to serve as vice chair for a one-year term.