Sackville Curl­ing Club still go­ing strong

A sport that’s suited for peo­ple of all ages, walks of life

Sackville Tribune - - SPORTS - Wal­lie Sears Write Call

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.

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