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Kevin Wiebe (July 25 – October 20, 2020)

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our friend and competitive curler – Kevin Wiebe, age 55. He will be missed by his wife Krista and daughter Caitlyn.

Kevin began Curling at the Fort Rouge CC. He was drawn into curling very much for the social aspect of the game.  As such, he was very well known for curling with teams comprised of friends, which he very much enjoyed. Later in his curling career, he decided to take things to a more competitive level and joined the Mark Lukowich Team.

Kevin was not only a player, but he gave back to the game as well through serving on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Curling Tour.  In the past years, Kevin has been our Webmaster, he designed the MCT Logo, he sourced all of our print materials, and along with Gord Green, he sponsored the Tour. 

Summary of Kevin’s Curling Achievements:

  • Curled on a team in MCA Bonspiel that lost their car (not towed but really lost it). Kevin’s words “We lost our car so we had to go get another one”
  • Icemaker of the 1st Ironman Bonspiel (and a few more until he passed on his craft). Was the man who invented curling ice for the Bonspiel on the Red River spending many late nights all alone on the river perfecting the craft. Listening to stories of that adventure were fascinating.
  • Webmaster for the now defunct Winnipeg Cash League. A league which went a long way to enhance his competitive curling.
  • Winner of the 125th MCA Bonspiel (last ever MCA Bonspiel)
  • Winner of the MB Open Bonspiel
  • Competed in 6 out of the last 7 Men’s Provincial Championships

Kevin, you will be greatly missed by everyone in Manitoba curling community.

Special thanks to Mark for pulling this together.
Feel free to share your comments or a story about Kevin below.

KKP looking for teams!

Curling Club: Fort Rouge CC, Winnipeg
Dates: Jan 3 – 5 (Curling will begin Daytime Friday)
Entry: $500
Contact: Jeff Hodge frcc@mymts.net

This event will be MCT eligible for points in 2020 with a minimum of 8 teams in each division – If your team has 3 of the same members for the following season

MCT Championship

The MCT Championship will be held at the Heather Curling Club – Dec 6-8

The Men’s event will have 3 Viterra Berths – 1 to the winner (or eligible most winning team) and the second 2 berths will go to those teams finishing the bonspiel with the most points.

The Women’s event will run with teams looking to compete for one berth for the team finishing the season with the most points. This will also be a good event for teams looking to get pre-berth practice for the following weekend and will offer a cash prize regardless of the berths for the qualifying and winning teams.

To enter, please email vp@mancurltour.ca prior to November 20th.