7301 Earle Morris (Class of 1967) is this year’s worthy recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching and has made significant contributions to curling as an athlete, builder, and coach. As a player, Mr. Morris is part of the only three-generation family to skip in the Tim Horton’s Brier, the annual Canadian Men’s Curling Championships (with son John and grandfather Cliff McLachlan) and in doing so, he represented three different provinces.
A Level III Certified Curling Instructor, Mr. Morris coached at three World junior championships, including his son John’s in 1998 and 1999 and Rachel Homan’s in 2010. He is the former coach of the Jennifer Jones rink, 2011 and the Australian National Men’s Team, 2006–2008.
14334 Bruce Poulin (Class of 92) may be remembered by many as the pleasant voice at Constantine Arena is the early 1990s when he was the Public Address announcer for all Redmen home hockey games. His day job was as a Squadron Commander; he and his family lived on Rideout Row.
Bruce is presently employed as the Manager of Communications at Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion. His duties include drafting news releases, speeches as well as acting as the master of ceremonies for Legion news conferences.
As the National Remembrance Day Ceremony is a Legion event he was asked to fulfill the MC role. The previous National Remembrance Day Ceremony MC retired from the Legion in 2012 and Bruce took over this role beginning with the November 2012 National Remembrance Day Ceremony.
The Governor General of Canada, our Prime Minister as well as the Legion’s National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother, among others, attended this ceremony. There were an estimated 35,000 spectators as well as an estimated 4.2 million TV viewers of this event. A slightly higher number of listeners than from his days at Constantine Arena.
““On behalf of the ALERT Board of Directors, it is a privilege for me to welcome Charmaine to ALERT. She has an impressive policing career and ALERT will greatly benefit from her leadership experience,” said Board Chairman Ryan Jackson.
As CEO of ALERT, Bulger oversees nearly 400 municipal police, RCMP, and sheriffs who work for ALERT. ALERT is established and funded by the Government of Alberta to bring together the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources to tackle serious and organized crime.
Bulger grew up in Morinville and was amongst the first group of women to enter the Royal Military College, before deciding on a career in policing. She joined the RCMP in 1982 and spent time in four divisions, including posts in Sarnia, Ont., Dawson Creek, B.C., North Vancouver, Whitehorse, and Edmonton.
Bulger returned to her home province of Alberta in 2006 and has been a member of Project KARE, the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET), and most recently as Officer in Charge of Covert Operations.
“Joining ALERT is a rewarding opportunity that allows me to work closely with our provincial police partners in creating safer communities for all Albertans,” said Bulger. “The ALERT model is one of its kind in Canada and I look forward to building upon its success.”
Bulger replaces Superintendent Ted Miles, who previously served ALERT since its inception in 2006 until his retirement in May of this year. To date, ALERT has taken nearly $500 million worth of drugs off Alberta streets, seized nearly 500 firearms, and have arrested nearly 6,000 offenders.