CPCA Honourary Life Members
2019 Inductees


HLM Crocker HLM Maddigan

Garry Crocker | Gary Madigan
Newfoundland and Labrador

 

Garry Crocker Bio

Honorary life membership

 

It is with great honour and privilege that the Newfoundland and Labrador police curling association put forth the following individual to inducted into the Canadian police curling association as an Honorary Life Member. This individual has been involved in police curling spanning three decades within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. A member of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, many credit him with starting a curling movement within the force that inevitably demonstrated skill, competitive spirit and most importantly camaraderie and sportsmanship. This combination soon earned him the right to represent the province at the National level. This individual went on to win 14 provincial championships and represented this province on the National stage. He was known as a competitive skilled curler but almost equally well known for his antics off the ice, there are some in this room would agree. his sportsmanship and skill earned him to coveted Dick Tinchard award in 1993.

He has held all positions on the NLPCA executive with his last being Provincial coordinator which he held for several years. In 2016 he was inducted into the NLPCA Curling Hall of Fame. He exemplifies what police curling was created to do and has earned the respect not only within this Province but on the National stage. He has won all provincial championships as skip and is currently holds the provincial record for the most wins in that position.

 

Gary Maddigan Bio
 
This member of our Association engaged as a civilian member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1991 as a Program/Analyst. He was promotedto Manager of Computer Services in 1996 to this date.With regards to curling, he has been curling since 1989. He has been amember of the St. John’s Curling Club since 1990. He has been member of the Club Executive in 1993-1994 with primary role for membership and fundraising.
In 2001, he became the Coordinator of the Family Curling Program at the Club and is actively involved in the Junior Curling Program which oversees approximately 250 members ages 5 - 20. His involvement in Police Curlingdates back to 1991. He was a statistician at the Provincial and National Championships in 1998 in St. John’s. Many times he assisted in Police bonspiels every year since 1991, especially at the annual NLPCA Hockey Fundraiser at Mile One Stadium.

In 2006, at the CPCA Annual General Meeting in Calgary, Alberta, hereceived unanimous approval from the National Executive on our NLPCA application for Special Status Member giving him the rights and privileges of competing in both the Provincial and National Police Curling Championships. Since 2007 to date he has competed in the PoliceProvincials on different teams. He has been a member of the NLPCAChampionship team at the Nationals on five different occasions - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018 and this year 2019 as a member of the team CPCA.This member is not only involved in Police Curling as a competent curler,but is very actively involved on the Provincial Executive since 2007. He has also attended the National Championships at the Annual General Meeting as Provincial Coordinator. He is also a member of the Organizing Committee at this year’s National Championships.