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Amherst Grey Cup of Curling

Amherst Grey Cup of Curling Grey Cup of Curling

Grey Cup Tour makes stop in Amherst, Oct. 2012

Govenor General Earl Grey presented the curlers of Amherst a Grey Cup for their first Maritime Curling Bonspiel in 1907. Two years later, in 1909, the Govenor General presented the Canadian Rugby Union with a Grey Cup. At the time, Canadian football was different than the rugby game it grew out of. The first Grey Cup was won by the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

Stop by the Amherst Curling Club and check out the Amherst Grey Cup of Curling …

Click here for a digital PDF copy of the news article (featured below) 

Grey Cup Tour makes stop in Amherst

Amherst Grey Cup of Curling - Grey Cup Tour makes stop in Amherst

[image source: Cumberland News]

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Back Row:

Curt Spieght. Stu Coulson, Mitch Estabrooks, Carl LeBlanc

Front Row:

Joe Dupuis, Ernie Crowe, Robert Bird, Dom Smith

 

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, $11,090.00CumberlandCounty Hospice Palliative Care Society –      $11,090.00
  • 2008 – Palliative Care – $11,037.00
  • 2007 – Special Olympics, $4,450.00
  • 2006 – Autum House, $2,055.00

“It’s really amazing”, said Carl LeBlanc skip of the Better Lookin’ Guys. “We live in a generous and caring community and we are so thankful for the support the community has given us over the years. When we started this event, we thought we might be able to raise $1,000.” “It started as a bet”, said Robert Bird, mate for the Don Smith team known as the Good Lookin’ Guys. “We all agreed to put up $100 each, winner take all. Then we decided that the winning team would donate the prize money to a local charity”.

“We’re just having fun”, said Good Lookin’ Guy Joe Dupuis, “and up until this year we have never had any fundraising targets. This year the Guys want to see if we can reach the $100,000 mark in money raised, and we hope for a big turnout on March 1st.”

“Cancer is a nasty disease that has touched us all”, said Better Lookin’ Guy Curt Speight. “When we started raising money for Palliative Care and other cancer related local charities the amount of money we raised really took off.”

Mitch Estabrooks and Stu Colson round out the Better Lookin’ Guys, and Ernie Crowe is the lead for the Good Lookin’ Guys. “The real winners are the local charities,” said Carl LeBlanc. “We’re all very fortunate, and it’s important to give something back to the local community.”

This years contest takes place on Friday March 1st starting a 5PM at the Amherst Curling Club. The Guys always have a few surprises planned and this year will be no different. Donations can be made in Amherst at the A&W, the Amherst Curling Club or by contacting anyone of the Guys.

New and former curlers gathering at the Amherst Curling Club for open house …

Over time Janice Amos our club president plans to scan the club related articles that appear in local press  so keep checking in here and more and more will appear.images

Provincial Champions

 

Provincial Champions

Provincial Champions

Four Cumberland County teachers won the second annual Nova Scotia Provincial Teachers Curling Championship held in Liverpool March 5-7. The team won last years’s event as well. Pictured from left are: Brian Bauld (skip), Don Hill (mate), Joan Cameron (lead), and Dana Rector (second).