TRURO, N.S. – The Truro Sports Heritage Society will host the 2017 Colchester Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony Nov. 10 at the Marigold Cultural Centre in Truro.
The public is invited to attend.
A general reception will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony at 7 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at the Marigold as well as at the door.
The following local residents will be inducted: Gary McKinnon (athlete); Herb Peppard (athlete); Jennifer (Lloyd) McKenzie (athlete/builder); Doug MacKenzie (builder); Truro and District Hockey League (builder); 2010 Colleen Pinkney curling team (team).
Over the coming days the Truro Daily News will feature these talented and dedicated individuals and groups that form an important part of our local sports heritage.
The 2009-10 year was one to remember for the Colleen Pinkney curling team.
The team captured the Nova Scotia senior women’s championship and represented its province at the Canadian championship in Summerside, P.E.I.
At nationals, from start to finish, the Pinkney foursome was determined. It didn’t take them long to send a message to their opponents by earning a 10-1 record. They went on to win the Canadian title, becoming just the third Nova Scotia team to accomplish the feat in 22 years and the first team from Truro.
Pinkney won the final in dramatic fashion with a 6-4 victory over B.C. and a chance to represent Canada at the world championship in Chelyabinsk, Russia in April 2010.
The team continued its dream season in 2010 and earned the highest level that can be achieved by any curler.
The team of skip Colleen Pinkney, third Wendy Currie, second Karen Hennigar, lead Susan Creelman and coach Judy Burgess travelled to Russia in April, They completed round-robin play with a 10-0 record. In the semifinal, Canada defeated Sweden before earning victory over Switzerland in an extra end in the gold-medal game.
It was the first team from the Truro Curling Club to win a world championship and only the second team in Nova Scotia to win a world championship banner for curling.
This team worked very hard in the year leading up to worlds. The foursome had a record of 27-2, starting from provincials, leading to the world championship.
The women have been great ambassadors for curling and the Truro Curling Club.
To win a world championship in a competitive sport is a rare achievement.
The Truro Sports Heritage Society is proud to recognize the work and dedication that led to Team Pinkney’s outstanding success.
They are well deserving of their induction into the Colchester Sports Hall of Fame.
Team Pinkney Awards
2009 – NSCA Team of the Year
2009 – TSHS Team of the Year
2010 – NSCA Team of the Year
2010 – TSHS Team of the Year
2011 – RICOH SNS Team of the Year