Curling, a game originating in Scotland, was informally played in Canada during the 1700’s before Canada became a nation in 1867. Canada’s sport of curling became more organized when a group of Scots involved in the fur trade established the Montreal Curling Club in 1807.
We fast forward 210 years and all of us can to be involved in Canada 150 celebrations whereby we can demonstrate our pride for the many things that make Canada great.
On April 8, the Chedabucto Curling Club (CCC) was pleased to have participated in its Canada 150 celebration by hosting an open house and offering curling instructions at its Boylston facility. In addition to displaying CCC’s historical facts since its 1963 beginning, CCC members offered curling instructions to visitors by giving them the choices of participating in Canada’s 210-year-old recreational sport of curling via the traditional slide-delivery method or the delivery-stick procedure if the participant(s) had issues with knee, back or other physical conditions.
Under the direction of Michael Nicholson, CCC member and Chairman of its Canada 150 Open House Committee, the day was broken into two periods with CCC members and visitors enjoying two hours of curling instructions, socialization and refreshments in each of the day’s sessions.
The morning session participants:
The afternoon session participants: