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Groundhog Open

2020

A team from Acton was the overall winners of the Groundhog Bonspiel at the Fergus  Curling Club on Feb. 1. The club celebrates Wiarton Willy's prediction of the forthcoming spring. This year he didn't see his shadow so we'll have an early spring. It was an early spring for this team who has curled in this spiel for about 15 years L to R: vice-skip Bruce Garvie, second Laurie Leighton, lead Dave McKenzie, and skip Jim Lindsay.

 

2020 Groundhog

 Photos courtesy of Bill Longshaw

 

2019

Each year close to Feb. 2 the Fergus Curling Club celebrates the lowly groundhog with a bonspiel. It was held on Jan. 26 this year with the trophy going up for competition. The curling was great and so was the meal which the theme is always "Road Kill". It's not as bad as it sounds with sausage, chicken and ribs that were cooked up by Mike & Linda Baker and their team. This years winners with 48.25 points were from the Fergus Club L to R: Cory Fenton lead, Steve Otto second, Callum McGeachie vice-skip and Mark Landoni skip with Bob Fleischauer on the left who organized the day along with Andy Blaclmore.

 

2019 Groundhog

 Photos courtesy of Bill Longshaw

 

2018

The program for the Fergus Curling Club's Groundhog Bonspiel says "The food is delicious road kill". It really isn't road kill but it sure is delicious food prepared by Mike Baker and Scott Hall. With a full compliment of teams on Jan. 27 the team skipped by Greg Moulton won the covetted trophy. With the groundhog trophy is L to R: Bob Fleischauer one of organizers, Moulton, Karen McMillan vice-skip, Diana Malloy lead and Malcolm Malloy second.

 

2018 Groundhog

 Photos courtesy of Bill Longshaw


2017

February 2 is Groundhog Day in North America and in honour of Ontario's own "Wiarton Willy" the Fergus Curling Club held a bonspiel in memory of the little rodent. The food was cooked by Mike Baker and crew with a "Road kill" theme. Delicious ribs, sausage and chicken was served up along with potatoes, salad and a vegetable as well as dessert. The spiel is a very popular one for the club as indicated that it is filled with a full compliment of 16 teams signed up before mid November.

 

Groundhog 2017 1

This years winners of the first draw were L to R: Jason Beierling vice-skip, Ashley Falconer skip, Cailey McCutcheon second, and
Lorenzo Erignoli from the K-W Granite Curling Club. Bob Fleischauer in the back was the organizer along with Andy Blackmore.

Groundhog 2017 2
The overall winning team from the second draw with 481/2 points was from the Acton Curling Club consisting of L to R:
Liz Leslie vice-skip, Sean Djy second, Barb Nicholson lead, and Jim Lindsay skip.
Bob Fleischauer who organized the event along with Andy Blackmore is on the left.

Groundhog 2017 3
Since the team from Action won the Groundhog Bonspiel at the Fergus Curling Club on Jan. 29 the winning team from Acton presented the
two organizers left Andy Blackmore and Bob Fleischauer with a t-shirt special for the occasion by Laurie Leighton.

 Photos courtesy of Bill Longshaw


2015

 

Groundhog 2015

Overall winners from Fergus Curling Club L to R: Karen McMillan (vice), Victoria Clark (second), last year's winning skip presenting this year's winner the Groundhog Trophy, Gord Toth from Acton, Jim Murray (skip), and Kim McCaw (lead). Co-organizer Bob Fleischauer at the back.

 

2014

 

Groundhog 2014

Overall winners from Acton Curling Club L to R: Bruce Garvie, Gord Toth, Laurie Leighton, Scott Russell.
Bob Fleischauer in the back and Bob Beer were the organizers.

 


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The Fergus Curling Club was established in 1834 and has operated every year since making it the oldest continuously operating curling club in Ontario.

We are a four sheet club of 260 members. There is a club room, bar, kitchen, and locker rooms. Much of the work around the club is voluntary with the exception of ice-making and caretaking.

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