Celebrating Leo Hebert
Members young and old, faces of the Club’s past and present were on hand this past Saturday afternoon for a very special ceremony. Leo Hebert was presented with the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a curler in the province of British Columbia, a lifetime membership from Curl BC.
|Pictured to the right (accompanied by the Brier trophy), Leo was presented the honour by Jim Mann, the Chair of Curl BC’s Board of Directors and a long-time friend of Leo. Jim spoke about the wide-ranging impact that Leo has had on the sport of curling, the province of BC, the city of Vancouver and the Vancouver Curling Club. From his seven provincial championships that span across the decades and his national and world championship honours from 1964 to the establishment of blind curling in this province and coaching done at all levels, Leo is truly deserving of this special acknowledgement.|
Joined by his two daughters, his son, grandchildren and many other close friends and family, Leo was visibly honoured by the occasion. The smile on his face got even wider when his longtime friend, and former Vancouver Sun curling writer from 1961-1966 and past VCC member, Jack Lee made a guest appearance at the ceremony to tell a couple of stories of Leo, Fred Britton, Barry Naimark and Lyall Dagg (Team Dagg) and their accomplishments in 1964.
Special thanks to Club directors and staff for their work on ensuring a very successful ceremony and additional thanks to Leo's son-in-law, Wes, for the magnificent tribute board that highlighted some of Leo's many accomplishments.
To watch the presentation video, please visit Curl BC's website.
Pictured below: Leo Hebert (front row) and VCC President Scott Allen (back row, centre) pose with RCMP and piper from the White Spot Pipe Band to celebrate Leo receiving his Life Membership from Curl BC