Gary Hewitt


Gary Hewitt retired recently but has found retirement to be too busy! A lifelong volunteer, Gary continues to make time for curling.

How long have you been involved with the Arctic Winter Games, and in what capacity?

Since 1970, the first Arctic Winter Games in Yellowknife, as a junior on the curling team. Then 1984 in Yellowknife, and 4 or 5 times when the games were in Whitehorse, as curling coach and head official.

Tell us about one of your best experiences.

Winning gold in the first Games as a junior, which led to the 1971 Canada Games in Saskatoon the next year…then gold as an adult, and silver in Yellowknife.

What keeps you involved after so many years, and in what capacity will you volunteer in 2020?

Sad as it is to say, volunteering is being challenged by social media, TV, and sponsorship to be about “me”…I haven’t signed up to volunteer yet but have done my security check. I plan to be registered as a head official.

What encouragement do you have for people who might be thinking of volunteering?

Remember to give back instead of taking, to do something to make the world a better place!

Photo: Gary Hewitt shows off two of the Ulus he won in curling at past Arctic Winter Games.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 11am to 3pm

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 11am to 3pm

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