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Born in Kenora, Ontario, June became active in curling while a student at Kenora High School. From 1954-58, she curled out of the Keewatin Curling Club before moving on to the Kenora Club in the late 1950s. For over 30 years June has acted as a skip in regional, provincial and national competitions.

June has claimed the Club Championship and Grand Aggregate a total of 24 times, and skipped her rink to ten Grand Challenges in the Kenora Ladies bonspiels.

Starting in the late 1960s, June skipped her rink in northwestern Ontario ladies' competitions, which led her into provincial and national competition. Her first Ontario Ladies Curling Association title came in 1966, and was followed by other victories in 1967 and '69. These victories earned June and her teammates entry into the national championships.

At her first national championship, June skipped her rink to a fourth place finish in Vancouver. In Montreal the following year, her team placed third and, in Thunder Bay in 1969, June earned runner-up honours.

Moving in to the senior ladies division in the 1980s, June once again claimed a provincial title, doing do in 1985. At the national championships in Yorkton, Saskatchewan June placed in the runner-up position.

During the 1980s, June also became active in mixed curling, played third for the Northern Ontario championship team, and placed fourth at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championships in Toronto.

For her outstanding contribution to the sport of curling, June has received many awards. In 1966 she was awarded the O'Keefe Distinguished Citizen Award and, in 1967, she and her teammates received Government of Ontario Centennial Medallions.

Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 23, 1989

June Shaw

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