Chinguacousy Curling Club to be renamed after former Brampton councillor
Brampton council recently announced that the city has decided to honour former wards 7 and 8 councillor, Sandra Hames, by renaming the curling club at Chinguacousy Park.
The name change was decided at council’s regular meeting on January 29, 2020.
Serving city council and Peel Region council for a total of 24 years, Hames was first elected in 1991 for ward 11, before the city changed ward boundaries, before announcing her retirement in 2014.
“I am very proud to have put forward a motion to rename Chinguacousy Curling Club to Sandra Hames Curling Club., for her advocacy, dedication and contribution to curling and sports in general,” said Pat Fortini in a Facebook post.
“The motion was seconded by the Mayor. Council voted unanimously to pass the motion.”
The unanimously-approved motion read, “During her years on City Council Sandra Hames served on many Sports Committees such as Brampton Soccer Advisory Committee, Brampton Cricket Advisory Committee, Brampton Sports Alliance, Brampton Sports Hall of Fame, Chinguacousy Figure Skating and Chinguacousy Club.”
“Whereas for her outstanding contribution to the Chinguacousy Curling Club, Sandra Hames was recognized with the Marv White Award which is given to a member who greatly contributes to the betterment of the club and the game of curling both on and off the ice and awarded to someone who competes within the club with sportsmanship and enthusiasm and also acts as ambassador at bonspiels or OCA competitions,” said the city.
Over the years as a Brampton City Councillor, Hames was very involved in various sports activities such as curling, figure skating and soccer as well as being a long-time standing member of the Chinguacousy Business Ladies Curling league "Ching Chicks".
“Therefore Be It Resolved: That the City of Brampton rename the Chinguacousy Curling Club to the Sandra Hames Curling Club in recognition of Sandra Hames' longstanding Support, Dedication and Advocacy for the Sport of Curling and Sports in general,” concluded the city.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Curling Association’s website
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