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Bergquist, Michael

Michael Bergquist - Good Citizen Award 2013Since the inception of Wheelchair Curling in Thunder Bay, Michael has been involved in the ongoing growth of this sport.  He strives to make all members of the Wheelchair Curling organization feel like they are part of the extended family.  He has been instrumental in ensuring inclusion for those with physical disabilities in the sport of curling.  This resulted in the formation of the Recreational League and, thanks to Michael, the startup of a Competitive League.  He is a certified coach of one of the teams, which has travelled to both Regional and National competitions representing Thunder Bay.  With Michael’s encouragement, every Sunday afternoon friends and family come together to participate in a team sport, cheer the curlers on and join in the fun.  He has not missed a Sunday in six years!  Michael dedicates his own time to study and learn more about the sport so he can help improve the curlers’ experience.  Wheelchair curling owes a debt of gratitude to Michael for all he has contributed to the sport in Thunder Bay.