50th Anniversary

In December 1954, 14 ladies got together and organized the Ladies Curling Club.  On the first Tuesday of 1955, 28 ladies paid their fees of $6 and took to the ice for their first season of curling.  The rest is history.  And this year we honour the efforts of those ladies and celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

50 Years of Ladies Curling at the Fergus Curling Club

In December 1954, 14 ladies got together and organized the Ladies Curling Club.  On the first Tuesday of 1955 28 ladies paid their fees of $6 and took to the ice for their first season of curling.  The rest is history.  This year we honour the efforts of those ladies and celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

To launch our celebrations, a luncheon will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 3rd from 1 to 4 at the Fergus Curling Club.  Among the honoured guests we hope to have 7 of those original ladies and 16 ladies who served on the Executive between 1954 and 1975 as president, secretary or treasurer.  The original Charter Member List is being etched on granite and will be presented as a permanent record to the ambitious and adventurous ladies who opened the doors for us to pursue this great game.  A slideshow presentation of pictures reflecting the history of 50 years of Ladies Curling at the Fergus Curling Club is being developed and will be introduced at the luncheon.  Entertainment will also include a Fashion Show of curling apparel over the years with emcee Linda Sinclair.  Any curling fashion contributions from the community would be much appreciated.  If you can help, please contact Chris Taylor, Mary Aitchison, Annie Proctor or Kay Oldfield or any member of the club.  This promises to be a wonderful afternoon of sharing memories, renewing aquaintances, and reflecting on our history.

Display boards with pictures, news articles from historic events and curling paraphernalia will be on exhibit and will be left in the club rooms for our Open House from Oct. 6 to 8 to allow more people to have a look back in time.  Drop in to the club and see all the changes that have taken place over the summer as well!

Every important curling event has a pin designed for it and our 50th is no exception.  Our ladies club pin is unique and very collectable. It was designed by Effie Anderson, a charter member, and is in the shape of a Glengarry.  This has been incorporated into the new pin, tying past to present very effectively.  Pins will be available at the club throughout the year -- hopefully it too will become a favourite with pin collectors.

A limited number of tickets are still available for our Luncheon on Oct. 3rd so if you are interested, contact Chris Taylor at 843.4559.  We are looking forward to an exciting year as we celebrate this Jubilee Year of Ladies Curling at the Fergus Curling Club.

 

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