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Around the House: Always Something to Celebrate

Attention may be focused on championship curling at the moment – the Scotties just finished, the Brier underway, and the Junior World Championships in progress – but clubs across the country have their own special events happening as well. Old and new, big and small, curling clubs love to commemorate their anniversaries and remember where they came from.

 
Around the House: Dawson Curling Club celebrates 113 years of the International Bonspiel

They’ve been mining gold in Dawson City, Yukon, since the 1890s, and they’ve been curling in Dawson for at least that long.

 
Around the House: Curling is Hot in Charlotte, North Carolina

Maybe it was the appeal of the winter Olympics. Maybe it was the large number of Canadians living in town. Or maybe it was just time, as the spread of the curling bug around the United States finally reached the South. Whatever the reason, curling has taken off in Charlotte, North Carolina, fuelled by a dedicated partnership between local enthusiasts and their Canadian ex-pat neighbours.

 
Around the House: Two curling clubs become one in King Township

Until recently, if you wanted to curl in Schomberg or Nobleton, King Township, Ontario, you could do so – one night a week in a hockey arena.

 
Around the House: Collingwood Curlers Meet the Challenge

They’ve been curling in Collingwood since 1881, thanks in great part to the enthusiasm and hard work of its volunteers since those early days.

 
Around the House: Resolve To Do More at Your Curling Club

It’s the season of giving gifts, socializing with family and friends, and looking back – and forward. Yes, it’s resolution time.

 
Around the House: Iron and Granite in Winnipeg

Curling in Winnipeg?  Winter wouldn’t be complete without it. But curling in Winnipeg, in the dead of winter – outdoors?

 
Around the House: Strategy on and off the ice at the Nanaimo Curling Centre

Every curler knows that a well-considered strategy can be the difference between winning and losing. But what about strategy off the ice?

 
Around the House: An early-season curling club tour

In some parts of the country the leaves are still falling, and in others, the snow shovels are in action – it’s curling season from coast to coast.

 
Around the House: The Windsor Curling Club rises from the ashes

It’s the nightmare that no curling club ever wants to experience: on September 25, 2007, the Windsor Curling Club in Windsor, Nova Scotia, burned to the ground.

 
Around the House: A curling “House of Champions” celebrates 100 years in St. John’s

It all started, so the story goes, when a young man named James Baird (later to be the Hon. J. Baird, member of the Legislative Council) cleared space on Quidi Vidi Lake to play the first curling game ever seen in St. John’s. The year was 1844.

 
Around the House: How curling came to Maniwaki, Part Two

In September 2011, icemakers went to work at the Club de Curling Valleé de la Gatineau/Gatineau Valley Curling Club in Maniwaki – for the very first time.

 
Around the House: How curling came to Maniwaki, Part One

Stepping inside your curling club for the first time this season is like coming home, right?

 
Around The House: How curling clubs spent their summer vacation

Welcome to the second season of Around The House, a twice-monthly feature that offers glimpses into curling club life across Canada – both on and off the ice.

 

The lights were off over the ice when I walked into the club last week for the closing banquet. Actually, the lights were off over eight sheets of water. In the dark, I could see the reflection of the illuminated clock on the surface. Strange, and kind of sad.

 

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