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Reid Lumbard (July 11, 1942 - )

Inducted 2008

Brandon's Reid Lumbard's successful competitive career included playing lead on Don Pottinger's Manitoba High School Champion team in 1960, a team which was the finalist at the National Championship.

He curled at the highest competitive level in Manitoba. Curling with elite teams skipped by Larry Taylor, Barry Fry and Hal Tanasichuk, he played in eight British Consols Manitoba Men's Championships and reached the Manitoba final once (1975) and the semi-final once (1978).

However, it was as an organizer that Lumbard made his greatest mark on the world of curling.

During the 1980's, Lumbard served on various Brandon Curling Club and Brandon Men's Bonspiel committees, followed by executive level involvement with six major championships hosted in Brandon in a ten year period. He was:

 1988 - Chair, Manitoba Junior Men's Championship

 1989 - Committee Member, Canadian Mixed Championship

 1991 - Chair, Labatt Tankard Manitoba Men's Championship

 1993 - Marketing Director, Canadian Scott Tournament of Hearts Women's Championship

 1995 - President, Ford World Curling Championships

 1997 - Marketing Vice-President, Canadian Olympic Curling Trials

Recognized as an energetic and involved leader, Lumbard encouraged committees to pay strict attention to the business-sense of any decision but he led be example in creative thinking.

Lumbard and his committees originated many new ideas which have been implemented province and nation-wide in one form or another. The crowning achievement was the concept and first implementation of 'club seats' at the Olympic Trials in Brandon which provided complete hospitality service along with television monitors at the seat and which has subsequently been adopted as a standard at every major Canadian Championship. His 1995 Ford Worlds committees introduced CurlingWorld - a showcase event attached to the curling championships and a major events profit sharing scheme that saw almost all Manitoba clubs share in the profit of the championships based on a formula recognizing both ticket sales and volunteer support from those clubs. He brought this same concept to the 2008 Winnipeg Tim Hortons Brier committee which implemented it as the 'Quote Your Code' program.

He gave willingly of his time to other communities as well, including advisory roles for the 1998 Japan Olympic Curling and the 2002 Bismarck World Championship committees.

Reid Lumbard received a Manitoba Curling Association Honourary Life Membership in 1991 and was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame in 2000. In October of 2008, he became the newest Manitoba member of the prestigious Governor General's Curling Club as further recognition of his contributions to the sport.

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