Chedabucto CC Open House 150 Celebrations April 8 2017….

Added to the site on April 11, 2017

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 Chedabucto Curling Club’s April 8 morning participants in its Canada 150 Celebrations and Open House were (left) Ray Bates, Chuck Grady, Clare Bridge, Victoria Grady, Holly Nahrebecky, Patsy Grady, George Nahrebecky, Janice Connolly, Dannie Grady, Maurice Landry, Calum Connolly and Michael Nicholson, photo: Alexander Bridge

The afternoon session participants:

Participants of the Chedabucto Curling Club’s Canada 150 celebrations and open house held at its Boylston location on April 8 were (left) Michael Nicholson, ErvIn Murray, Bernadette Murray, Mary K. Connolly, Holly Nahrebecky, Charla Cosgrove, Chris Cosgrove, Frances Brymer, Father Dan MacLellan and Ray Bates. Photo: Maurice Landry

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