Board of Directors

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Dave Clark – President

Dave is retired from Xerox Production Systems. He spends time with his family and enjoying life. 

Ed OHearn

Ed O'Hearn - Vice-President

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. 

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Hanna Davis – Secretary

Hanna and her husband Steve have been members of Dixie for four years. Their two children have been involved in the Little Rock/Bantam/Junior program for three years. For nineteen years she was employed as an Xray Technologist and is now working part time. She is currently and in the past been involved in other Non Profit Organizations, Applewood Co-operative Preschool as Secretary and President for three years. She has run a Christmas Ministry working with seven different Social Service Agencies in Mississauga for the past six years. She is currently the Outreach Chair at her church and she served as Games Chair for the Dixie Day Women Executive from 2011-2013. She loves scrap booking, music, playing cards, and reading. Played softball and snowboarding till she took up curling in the winter and lawn bowling in the summer.

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Louise Kolanko - Director

A Dixie member since 2009, Louise has over 20 years of curling experience, and is currently curling in three Dixie leagues. She has both her NCCP Club Coach and Competition Coach designations, and enjoys coaching the up and coming curlers in the Dixie bantam/junior program. As an industrial engineer and chartered accountant, Louise has extensive experience in financial forecasting, budgeting, and running small businesses. In the off-season, Louise can be found on the golf course working on her handicap.



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Lyndsey Adam - Director

Lyndsey has curled at Dixie for over 20 years, only missing a few seasons when she was in Ottawa for university. She started in Little Rocks and worked her way through Dixie’s Junior program, and now plays in several evening leagues. Until recently, Lyndsey was the Curling Coordinator of the Weston Golf & Country Club’s Curling program, where she organized leagues and events and ran the day to day operations of the curling section. Currently, she works with the Toronto Police Service. When not curling, Lyndsey enjoys playing softball, baking all sorts of treats, and catching up on her reading. 

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Derrick Barlow - Director

A Dixie member for over twenty years. Derrick is a strong leader with over twenty years Sales Management experience in the Consumer Package Goods Industry. He has well developed leadership skills, enabling effective communication with employees, customers, and management. His leisure interests are curling, golf, hockey and baseball.


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Craig Morrison - Director

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!

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John Van Gameren - Director

John has been a recreation curler at Dixie for 15 years. Dixie has a vibrant membership base including an impressive contingent of successful young curlers. John’s interest is in helping the Board to continue to enhance the member experience.

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Harvey Luong - Director

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.

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Jessica Shipmaker - Director

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 this past spring to participate in the Latvian Mixed Doubles Curling Cup where I competed against teams who then went on to the Mixed Doubles World Championships. 


Tim Spence - Director

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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.