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Dolejsi George

George Dolejsi
Sport: Curling
Year Inducted: 1994

George Dolejsi joined the Cornwall Curling Club in 1962, moving from Saskatchewan.

He continued to be active in the club and has been a contributor in all aspects of curling. There were many victories in ‘spiels in Ontario and Quebec. He won six club Championships between 1971-88. He was also the zone winner of the Briar Tankard from 1967-79 and 1982-85. Eleven times between 1968 and 1986 he was the Centre winner at the Victoria Jubilee. He was on the winning side of the Quebec Challenge Trophy 1973-74, 1985-86. In 1986 he was a finalist in the Governor General (Branch) competition.

The biggest success came in later years when he was a Zone winner in the Ontario Curling Association Seniors in 1991 and a finalist in 1992,92,96, becoming a winner in 1995. This led to winning the Canadian Seniors Championship in 1995 (St. John, New Brunswick). George was a finalist at the 2001 Canadian Masters Championship (Winnipeg) losing on the last rock. He made it to the 2002 Canadian Masters Championship (Medicine Hat) but again was not able to bring home the trophy. Much of George’s curling competition involved his good friend Bill Dickie.

Dolejsi has been busy off the ice as well, in an organizational capacity with the Cornwall Curling Club. He chaired the Bonspiel Committee 1969-71. He was President of the Club from 1971-72. In 1984, he was chairman of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the World Junior Curling Championships. He also served on the Building Committee.

George was recognized by the Cornwall Lion’s Club for his curling achievments, as Sportsman of the Year in 1971, 75, 95, and 01.

George joined the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors in 1997.

As of 2004, George still curls and lives in the Cornwall area.