And here's why Phil is an Honorary Life Member:
Since Phil joined the Oliver Curling Club in 2002, he has been one of our hardest working members. His caring and concern for this club’s survival and success is unrivalled. His duties as caretaker for the past few years have exceeded his job description, and the meticulous care that he has provided is simply amazing. No matter what work is set before him, he goes above and beyond to be sure it is done to perfection. Never has any job been too great for him to do, including helping to change the rink floor from sand to cement during renovations to Olympic-sized ice in 2003, painting much of the building inside and out, checking on the building in summer and holidays to make sure all is running smoothly, coming in to clean in the middle of night during weekend bonspiels…. The list is endless!
Phil has been an active curler all these years too. He has attended many outside bonspiels to show his support from our club. Locally, he has mentored new curlers, helping them to build their skills and to enjoy the game as much as he does. Taking the time to teach new curlers is so valuable for the club because he helps to retain new curlers by giving them the confidence to improve. And his curling stories are hugely entertaining too!
Phil is a man of honesty, fairness and great work ethic, and his dedication to the Oliver Curling Club is unmatched.
(P.s., Phil wasn’t able to attend our Windup Dinner & Awards Night to receive this award, although we did consider having a plumbing emergency that we’d have to call him over for!)