Board of Directors

Jessica Shipmaker - President

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I have been a member of Dixie for 5 years. I've been an active member since my first season, participating in Tuesday CYOR, Wednesday Mixed, Thursday CYOR and Friday Mixed, and sparing in many other sections when called upon. I occasionally can be found helping out behind the scenes at many of the bonspiels Dixie hosts, as well as participating in them.

I am a flight attendant for Air Canada, and regularly run into curlers (World Champions and some Dixie members too!) while in the friendly skies. Prior to my current career I worked as an executive assistant for several years.

Besides curling I enjoy playing softball, hockey and many other sports. I love to travel and ventured to Latvia to participate in the Latvian Mixed Doubles Curling Cup where I competed against teams who then went on to the Mixed Doubles World Championships. 

Anne Collins - Vice-President


Anne has been curling with the Dixie Curling Club for over 10 years. She is the current convener for the Friday 4:30 social league. Dixie has given Anne many opportunities to enjoy wonderful experiences with her curling teammates and a number of friendships have blossomed over the years as a result.

She is delighted to be on the Dixie Curling Board of Directors and given the opportunity to help with continual improvement of the club and help provide a safe, nurturing environment for all of its members.

Anne is on the Building and Facilities Committee and is also on the Volunteer Committee.

Harvey Luong - Treasurer

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Harvey took one of the first Learn to Curl sessions offered by the City of Mississauga at the Dixie Curling club back in 2002, then joined the Wednesday night men’s league right after that session and has been with the club ever since.  Starting at one night a week for many years, has gradually joined a few more leagues over time.  In the 2016-2017 season, he curled in the Monday Night Mens, Tuesday 4:30 OCYOR, Tuesday Night OCYOR, Friday Night Mixed and spared on the Wednesday Night Mens.  As a CPA, CMA (Certified Management Accountant) working for a small accounting software company as a software and systems analyst, and past Treasurer for a Condo Board, he hopes to be able to help the Board where he can.

Maria Ripley - Secretary



Since my move to Toronto back in 1997 I have worked in an administrative capacity for a number of not-for-profit/member services organizations -  the Ontario Library Association, University of Toronto Schools, the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries and the Ontario Colleges Library Services all of which have provided me with knowledge and understanding to be an active member of Dixie's Board of Directors and appointed Secretary for the 2019-2020 term. My current employment is with the Peel District School Board as a .5 Office Assistant and a .5 Library and Information Technician at Applewood Heights Secondary School. 
I am a 8 year participant in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I am a hobby cookie maker/decorator. I am a fur momma to a long-haired Weimaraner. I am a wife to a very loving and understanding husband who knows if I'm not home, he can find me at the curling club. I am a Dixie Curling Club member. I am a curler. 

Ed O'Hearn - Director

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Ed has worked in the electronic security industry for the past 26 years. Ed has also been the past president of the Swansea Hockey Association which is a 600 child strong outdoor hockey league based in Bloor West Village. He was introduced to the sport of curling in High School, however due to interests in Hockey (Winter) and  Baseball (Summer), he did not begin to play until 2007-2008 after attending a jitney. Ed is currrently the Friday Night Social co-ordinator and plays in the league. 

Craig Morrison - Director

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Craig has been a member of the Dixie Curling Club for the past 12 years. He's been curling for the past 25 years and to this day, he still can't hit the broom. He currently curls in the Tuesday OCYOR, Wednesday OCYOR, Friday Day Men's, and the Monday Day Men's league where he is also the convenor. Even though he's curling four times a week, he doesn't know why he's not getting better. Craig is happily retired and loving every minute of it. He is also the convenor for the Bert Bertuzzi Skins Bonspiel and can't wait for the upcoming season! 


Tim Spence - Director

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Tim joined the Dixie Curling Club in 2013, initially playing in the Day Men’s Monday and Friday draws. Over the next four seasons he also played in the Tuesday 4:30 CYOR, Monday Skins, Sadie Hawkins, as well as participating in inter club games including Country Gentlemen and visiting Milton and Oakville. Tim started his curling life at the High Park Club 1996-99.
Tim’s wife Margot Almond is also an active member of the Dixie Day Women’s program. Their son Matthew recently graduated from the business program at Wilfrid Laurier University, and has started his career in digital marketing.
Tim’s professional career included senior Marketing Management positions with well known consumer products companies including Rubbermaid and NOMA.
Tim is an avid cyclist in the off season and loves to travel around the globe.

Heather Pearce - Director

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Susan Baird - Director

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With a forty year career under her belt, Susan started her curling at the Dixie Curling Club as a participant of the Junior program. As a Junior, she represend Dixie and Ontario at the Junior Women's Nationals in 1985. 

Sue is a graduate from Laurier with a BBA and briefly went to Vancouver and worked as a Sales Rep for Dow Chemical before returning to Ontario. She has played competitively for many years and currently plays in the Friday Women’s CYOR league and Thursday nights with a few Day Women’s draws mixed in as well.

She enjoys bonspieling and has coached the Junior program at Dixie and the Loyola high school team. Last year, she joined the CurlON Coaching Clinic team to help further curlers and help with their skills development.

Donna Suchocki - Director

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Donna is a retired school secretary and enjoyed working at Dufferin-Peel District School Board for 19 years. She is married and has one son.  Grew up in a large family and family is very important to me. She has been been curling for the past 15 years and volunteers her time on the Friday Night Mixed Social Commitee by organizing the three jitneys hosted at the club throughout the season. When not curling, in her spare she enjoys participating in pickleball, golf and lawn bowling. Donna loves to dance, knit and socialize with her family and friends.

Randy Park - Director






Randy Park has been curling for eight years, starting at Weston and joining Dixie last season. He is enthusiastic about the game, and as a physicist is always trying to figure out why things work the way they do. He has developed some curling test equipment, some of which he took to the World Curling Federation sweeping summit in 2016. Randy plays Monday afternoon skins, Tuesday afternoon OCYOR, and Friday morning Men’s.

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Terry and his wife Kim, came to curling with some uncertainty in 2010.  As their children began to leave home they needed an activity for the winter months and have been extremely thrilled to be an active member of the Dixie Curling club ever since.  Terry started in the mixed social curling leagues and the Wednesday night men’s group.  He has built many friendships and has expanded his curling into other leagues.  He  ispleased to be part of the board helping with the direction of the club.

Professionally, Terry is founder, President and CEO of Endeavour Solutions Inc., a privately held business system consulting company.  Started in 1989, Endeavour assists mid-sized companies across several countries with business management systems built on Microsoft business applications.  Endeavour Solutions has offices in Mississauga, Halifax, Montreal and Edmonton, and has been proud to be a sponsor of the Dixie Curling Club for several years


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The Dixie Curling Club is a member-driven fiscally responsible club striving to provide a social environment for all ages. Dixie offers excellent instructional, recreational and competitive programs to the surrounding community.

The Dixie Curling Club has operated in its original location since 1956 and for over 60 years has provided recreational opportunities to the residents of Mississauga and surrounding communities. Dixie continues its long-standing tradition of friendliness where everyone is made to feel welcome.