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Hugh Black Founders


For 10 years the Fergus Curling Club has held a bonspiel in honour of Hugh Black who founded the town of Fergus as well as the Fergus Curling Club. The last surviving member of the family and still curling was Hugh Black, the great- great- grandson of the original Hugh Black. Hugh passed away last year but holds a special place in the curling club. This year Senator Rob Black, great- great- great grandson of the founder was at the club to toast the curlers. Actually, there were 4 members of the Black family in attendance on Dec.8 for the Founders Bonspiel. It is the custom of the curling club to pipe the curlers on to the ice for their first game and the tradition continued with two members of the Black family who are members in the Fergus Pipe Band, Adam Black son of Senator Black and Laurie Black-Rooney sister of Senator Black welcomed the curlers.

2018 Founders Toast

In the first photo is Senator Black on the left next to his father Bert and Janet Tolton event organizer.


2018 Results

2018 Founders Winners

The winners of the Spiel with 31 1/2 points are left: Mark Landoni skip, Shannon Curran second, Tim Hitchcock vice-skip and Brian Vink lead. Janet Tolton the event organizer is on the extreme left.


2017 Results

Hugh Black: 2017

The Fergus Curling Club is so lucky to have it's history behind it andis the oldest continuous curling club in Ontario. Each year this rich history is celebrated through a bonspiel held in honour of the Black family. This years winner with 33 3/4 points was the Hitchcock team skipped this year by Mark Landoni. Accepting the trophy from Janet Tolton on the right who organized the event are L to R: Landoni playing skip, Shannon Curran playing second, Hitchcock playing vice-skip and Brian Vinj playing lead.


2016 Results

Hugh Black 2016

The Fergus Curling Club is indeed fortunate to have the great, great grandson of the club as an active member. Hugh Black is this person and the club has an annual bonspiel named the Founders Bonspiel in honour of it's founder. There is always a display board set up to show the history and events surrounding the club's formation. This year the prizes were on a Scottish theme. The winning rink was a local team skipped by Graham Parsons. The team consisted of L to R: Gary Sarazin lead, Graham Parsons skip, Barry March second, and Ron Hesketh third. Janet Tolton on the left side organized the day and Hugh Black is third from the left.


2014 Results

Hugh Black: 2014

 Hugh Black (host), Karen MacMillan, Marlene Matthews, Reily MacMillan, Stephanie Matthews


2013 Results

Hugh Black 2013

 Sam Harrop, Bruce Hawkins, Hugh Black (host), Bob Grant, Dave Freure


2011 Results

Hugh Black: 2011

 Jake van der Valk (convenor), Hugh Black (host), Cy Young (skip), John McIntosh (vice), Larry Young (lead), William McCracken (second)

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About The Club

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.

The club is managed by a nine person board of directors elected annually from the general membership.