Sackville Curling Club still going strong
A sport that’s suited for people of all ages, walks of life
down in 1935 and it wasn’t until the present club was constructed at a cost of $55,000 and it opened in 1950.
Since that time there have been various additions and improvements carried out and today the SCC offers a wide range of activities in addition to the “roaring game.”
Currently there is a drive on to acquire new curling stones and it’s hoped these should be available for next season’s play.
Tom Trueman is president of the Sackville Curling Club, serving his second term. He has a strong board to assist but Johnson says the future of the club – as has been the case for the past number of years – relies on a huge volunteer base for its success. A large number of members hold responsibilities, while there are about half a dozen part-time employees.
The three lanes of ice are kept in top condition and upgraded lighting has added considerably to its appeal, both for players and observers.
Curling has evolved over the generations in many aspects. The old straw broom has been replaced by a special type of brush and the players have dramatically changed so it is now a fun game for all ages and those from all walks of life. But the bottom line is that it is still a game for all ages and provides an opportunity for men and women to remain active well into their late years.
Next time you are passing by and notice the parking lot filled, stop in, ring the bell and find out what curling is about from those who are both knowledgeable and helpful.