On Saturday, May 4th, NB Curling inducted it’s newest members to the New Brunswick Curling Hall of Fame.

During that event, Mike Dobson and Sheri Stewart, of Thistle-St. Andrews were recognized.

Inductee in the Builder category – Mike Dobson of Saint John, New Brunswick has many accomplishments as curler, coach and organizer. Mike had coached at multiple Briers, Scotties, and Junior Nationals where he was recognized with the 3M coaching award twice, first in Selkirk, MB in 1991 and Kelowna, BC in 1996. Mike founded the original U15 Provincial Championships in 1999 naming in the Arnie Dobson Classic. Mike’s support of juniors curling development has continued by playing with his granddaughter in the Provincial Mixed Doubles. Mike efforts are invaluable and are best known as Past President of the Thistle St. Andrews curling club where he held many other positions on the Board.

1. 1984 Provincial Men’s Tankard Winner, played Second for Arnie Dobson

2. 1991-1996 T.S.A. Jr. Development Coordinator

3. 1997 & 1999 3M Canadian Jr. Men’s National Coaching Award

4. 1997-2001 T.S.A Board of Director President in 2000, Ice Director 2020 & 2021

5. 2014 World Woman’s Curling as Director of Construction

6. 2022 Played Provincial Mixed Doubles with his Granddaughter

7. 2024 N.B. Provincial Men’s Stick Curling Champion

Inductee in the Athlete category – Sheri Stewart of Quispamsis NB is an accomplished athlete with 10 Provincial Scotties Championships ranging from 1986 to 2004. When legendary Ice Maker Shorty Jenkins would travel to Thistle St. Andrews to work on the ice surface and rocks, he would ask Sheri to throw rocks and would base his adjustments on her well-known consistent curling delivery. Sheri’s teams also benefitted from her consistence and strategic knowledge of the game. Even as a front-end player Sheri would often be consulted for her opinion of the call which was not a norm. Together with her front-end teammate, Judy Blanchard, the duo of Judy and Sheri were highly skilled at weight judgement and use of rock timing in the early use of this practice

1. 1983 Provincial Junior Ladies Champion

2. 1984 Provincial Junior Ladies Champion

3. 1986 Invited to Labatt’s National Curling Trials the 1988 Canadian Olympic Team Selection

4. 1991 Scotties National Women’s Championships – Silver Medal

5. 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004 Scotties Provincial Women’s Champion – 1986 with Skip Grace Donald and 1989-2004 with Heidi Hanlon

6. 1986-2004 Played in 94 Games at the Scotties National Women’s Championships