Clippings of the Charles Street Curling Club

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Clippings of the Charles Street Curling Club
Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
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In 1921 a covered rink with three sheets of natural ice was built on Charles Street as a new home to the Carleton Place Curling Club. This photo was taken in 1994 shortly before it’s demolition. A 1988 engineer’s report had indicated it was no longer structurally sound, and construction of a new facility on Patterson Crescent was underway. That building is still in use and includes four ice surfaces, a lounge and change rooms.

Early curling took place on the frozen Mississippi River in the 1860s. During the 1880’s, the hardwood floor of the Drill Hall was flooded for use as a curling surface. The Carleton Place Curling Club was formed in 1886, and a two sheet covered rink was built into the end of the Drill Hall on Beckwith Street. This was destroyed by fire in 1910.

The first record of curling in the Carleton Place area is of games between men’s teams from Almonte, Ramsay Township and Carleton Place on the Indian and Mississippi Rivers in 1860. During the 1880’s the hardwood floor of the drill hall was flooded for a curling surface.

Jeffrey JacksonThis is club I leaned to curl in during high school. Great memories.Jimmy Miller did the iceI believe we were the first high school team to get to the regionals fromCarletonPlaceTerry Kirkpatrick Mike Peckett Dale Machin and me–Wonderful time

Lila Leach-JamesI had my very first curling game there as well! Seems like a long time ago!


Heather Armstrong
M Terry Kirkpatrick I sure do-It was like a backwards skipping

Robert Bell
4h  · 

How many still have their pins?

From The Carleton Place Ladies Curling Club 1924-1980 thanks to Carleton Place Curling Club

The Carleton Place Ladies Curling Club 1924-1980 thanks to Carleton Place Curling Club
M Terry Kirkpatrick
September 12, 2018  · 

Mom (Dorothea MacIntyre Kirkpatrick) and Dad (Murray Kirkpatrick), Jim Peden, team that won the Lady Gilmour Trophy for Carleton Place Curling Club – late sixties early seventies:
Jean Perkins found this and sent it to me for The Tales of Carleton Place
LES ELLES DU NORD added a new photo to the album: Plaisirs d’hiver.
January 29 at 4:18 PM ·
Winter pleasure
Curling

Women’s curling club in Carleton Place, Ontario in the early 1900. S. Beautiful Archive Picture!
Kevin ArmstrongThe names are not in order from left to right either. G Maclean should be J Maclean .
1896 and 1897 Curler- Photo Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Ladies have been an integral part of the curling program since 1924. However it was not until the early 80’s that ladies became full members of the club and assumed positions on the Board of Directors. They had their own separate club until that time. The first female president served for two years beginning in May of 1989“. — Photo- Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Rosemary Albert Sanders
September 19 at 6:47 PM  · 

Winchester Curling Club dress up for Woman of the World Bonspiel 🥌🥌🥌
Carleton Place Curling Club.. Clipped from The Ottawa Citizen, 13 Dec 1958, Sat, Page 12
Ted Hurdis
December 19, 2016  · 

Check out this little blast from the past that i got given to me. I assume Findlay foundry did these ash trays for the curling club.
RUNNERS-UP IN GOVERNOR GENERAL’S FINALS – Carleton Place rinks saw their dreams of reaching the Governor General’s Trophy finals for the first time shattered last night by the combined efforts of Jack Bradley and Tiny Herman of the Ottawa CC. The Carleton Place curlers dropped a 32-14 decision to the OCC in the final round of the Ottawa District playoffs on Rideau ice. The finalists, left to right, front: W. Morphy, W. S. McCauley, E. Buffam , J. Miller, skip; back: C. Williams, W. Findlay , J. Courroux and H. Baird, skip. (Journal Photo by Dominion Wide)

Kyle McCulloch32-14? Never seen a score line like that for curling.

Jeff BrennanKyle McCulloch Two game total, likely 12 ends. Possibly using irons, not granite stones.

1970-Blasts from the past
Linda Seccaspina
Admin  · March 16, 2019  · 

Ted Hurdis

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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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