Cake cutting yesterday’s Open House / Ice Shed 2019…

We had a wonderful time yesterday at the Chedabucto Curling Club’s open house to celebrate the completion of the recent renovation/expansion. On behalf of all Chedabucto CC members I extend my most sincere thank you to the 82 contributors who donated to our ambitious construction undertaking. Thank you also to those who were able to attend yesterday’s celebration (and to the food donors and volunteers who enabled it to happen).

As included within the membership’s construction approval, but not as a part the construction at this time due to financial restraints, the curling rink’s entire ice shed still needs to be insulated on the exterior and have vinyl siding added. Presently the ice shed’s in-wall insulation is very inadequate and its exterior wall panels are in need of being properly covered with vinyl. The Chedabucto CC is going to “catch its collective breaths”, enjoy what it has achieved and in January 2019 commence actively working to get its insulation and siding completed within 2019. When that construction is complete, an appropriate donors’ acknowledgement plaque will be added to our in-house historical-archives wall.

In the attached photo from yesterday: Standing in front of the donors’ wall mural (constructed by Waterline Graphix, Whitehead), at the cake cutting (created by Days Gone By Bakery) are (left-right) yours truly, Marilyn Sceles (wife of late Ted Sceles), representing all donors; Angie Travares, MODG Recreation Department, representing the MODG and its substantial financial contribution; Maurice Landry, Chair of the Expansion/Renovation Committee; and Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Cape Breton – Canso.

Best regards,


Established in 1963, the Chedabucto Curling Club celebrated its
modernization and expansion with an open house at its Boylston facility
on October 27. Even though they no longer curl, two of its charter
members were in attendance as they continue to support and participate
in the curling club’s activities. Marie MacMaster (left) and Goldie
Simpson. (Photo: Holly Nahrebecky)

The Open House cake, crafted by the Days Gone By Bakery, was enjoyed by all in 
attendance at the Chedabucto CC celebration.