February, 2013

Amherst Club in 1950’s??

Amherst Club in 1950’s??

The picture on the left is the club as we see it today and the one on the right is a picture of the club possibly in the early 1950’s. Notice the difference to the steps and the door. Also as you can see the parkiing lot was grass at one time. Anyone have any idea when the picture might have been taken. The Curling Club opened in 1948.

The Ladies Hotshots

The Ladies Hotshots

On March 5th the Ladies Hotshots will be held. I think that everyone puts in a toonie and the money is used as the prize. The more ladies who play, the more cash in the prize pot. Come and give it a try ladies. It is only for fun and there will be food  🙂

Bridge Players at ACC

Bridge Players at ACC

Tonight before the men left the Club they spread out the tables in the Lounge. Tomorrow at about 10AM the Joyce (MacCullum), Joan (Cameron) and Lisa (Emery) and possibly Linda |(Harrison) will be at the Club putting table cloths on these tables, putting on a fire, making up little plates of sandwiches and sweets and getting the coffee/tea pots ready for their guests. At 12PM the cars will be parking in our parking lot and 40 very searous Bridge Players will be entering the lounge anticipating an afternoon of fellowship and playing their favorite game. Joyce and Joan have been hosting these […]

President’s vs. Vice President’s Trophy

President’s vs. Vice President’s Trophy

The final round of play for the annual Presidents vs. Vice Presidents trophy, sponsored by Jim Hatheway Ford, was completed at the Amherst Curling Club on Feb 25th. Final results are the Ray Fowler team including Brian Faught and Dan Jolly taking the trophy. Prizes were presented by Bruce MacNeil from Jim Hatheway Ford Sales. Game results were: Dwayne Ogilvie defeated Nick Porter 6-3 Ray Fowler squeaked by Desi Hurley 9-8 Robin Keith came back to defeat Donnie Smith 5-4 Peter Rushton trounced John Greer 9-2

Burn Unit Funspiel was a Great Success

Burn Unit Funspiel was a Great Success

This past weekend the Firefighters of Amherst had a very successful spiel with 28 teams participating and the Nova Scotia Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Socieity will be very pleased to accept the money raised from the Burn Unit Funspiel. They use the funds not only to support the burn victims of Nova Scotia but their families as well. Amung other things they provide gas money to families who cannot afford to get to the hospital to visit their loved ones. The Amherst Fire Department has been very successful in raising money through this Funspiel for this important cause and the format […]

Good Looking Guys vs Better Looking Guys

Good Looking Guys vs Better Looking Guys

The hosts at the Amherst Curling Club on Friday night March 1st are a group of men who have dedicated a lot of time, imagination and hard work to feeding and entertaining their guests. There is always the unexpected;) This is an evening filled with food and fun focused on making life easier for those in our community who have had their lives tramatized with health proplems. Come to the club and support this very special cause.

8th Annual Charity Curling Challenge

8th Annual Charity Curling Challenge

8th Annual Charity Curling Challenge looking to raise $25,000 to fight cancer in CumberlandCounty With $74,989 raised for local charities since 2006, the Guys are hoping to raise over $25,000 with this years event which will be held on Friday March 1st at the Amherst Curling Club starting at 5 PM. Money raised this year will be going to the Cumberland County Hospice Palliative Care Society and the Cancer Navigator Fund. 2012 – Palliative Care – $15,016.00 2011 – Palliative Care – $16,089.99 2010 – Cancer Navigator Fund – $15,251.01 2009 – Cumberland      County Hospice Palliative Care – 2009, […]