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CURLING LEGEND HONOURED

Congratulations to Manitoba curling legend Don Duguid, who was appointed to the Order of Canada this week.

One of the many greats of curling that the province has produced, Duguid was among seven Manitobans to be bestowed the honour by Governor-General Julie Payette.

Don Duguid is a Winnipegger who won three Briers and two world championships in the 1960s and early 70s.

Duguid, 85, went on to have a long career as a broadcaster in Canada and the United States after retiring from the game. He worked as an analyst on CBC for 29 years, alongside Winnipegger Don Wittman, and worked for NBC at the Olympics.

Duguid won his first Brier in 1965, while playing third for Terry Braunstein.

He later skipped his own team, with Rod Hunter at third, Jim Pettapiece at second and Bryan Wood at lead, and won Manitoba, Canadian and world championships in 1970 and 1971.

The 1970 world championship win came in his hometown of Winnipeg.

Since it was established in 1967, just over 7,000 people have been appointed to the Order of Canada, which is considered to be one of the highest honours a civilian can receive.

COCKERILL SHINING

Manitoba golfer Aaron Cockerill has really been making a name for himself on the European Tour over the last month and had his best finish of the season last week in South Africa.

Cockerill, who hails from Stony Mountain, finished tied for fourth at the Joburg Open, earning a nice payday of $62,704 CAD.

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