cc Club in early 50'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.

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  :)

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 Bridge players 4 times a year for the last 4 years. All of our club members have been helping these ladies by cooking squares and making sandwiches or donating money to buy supplies. Members have been coming in at 12:30PM to help clear the dishes out of the lounge and getting them washed up and back in the cupboard and like ghosts disappear to leave these dedicated players in the competent hands of their hosts, Joan and Joyce. At 4PM all are into their coats and cars headed home after a satisfying afternoon with friends.

Ford Winners (2)

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


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 of this event has been used by other departments in the province.

In the picture above the Nova Scotia Fire Fighters Burn Unit Society honoured Joe Dupuis for his long standing support of this Funspiel. Joe has been in the background supporting this event for a number of years and the boys wanted to show their appreciation.

The club was packed with curlers Friday night who were well entertained by the music of “Freefall”. What a great band!!!  On Saturday all were back on the ice enjoying the curling the way that it should be with lots of laughter and good hearted teasing. Janey Allen was in the kitchen with her great cooking and the firemen had lots of prizes to draw for, as well as 50/50. On Saturday evening Tom Skabar & Sean Hatton brought in their guitars and had a bit of a kitchen party.

The Lucky People to win the prizes were:

TV—Mitch Estabrooks

Basket (with false teeth…lol)—Steve Cameron

Wandlyn in “Vacation–Janice Amos

T-shirt–Jack Wood

Cooler– Dave Sutherland

A & W–Don St. Peter

Wandlyn Pack–Joe Fullerton

Emergancy Car tool–Desi Hurley

Cooler–Tim Betts

A & W–Chris Roche

Wandlyn Pack–Karen Webb

Computer Chair–Dan Jolly

Cooler–Jason Hurley

A & W–Alan Perry

Atlantic Windows sweater–Robyn Estabrooks

Cooler –Desi Hurley

Fanny Pack –Desi Hurley

Movie gift Certificate–Lisa Vogles

Shirt–Brian Skabar

A & W–Jamie Mac

Ken MacKenzie and all the Firemen would like to thank all who came to support this very important cause. We, the curlers, would like to thank the Fire Fighter for organizing such a fun event  :)

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Get your Team for the Carter's Open


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.