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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fergus Kicks Off Its 175th Anniversary Season

The Fergus CurlinThe Fergus Curling Club Celebrates 175 Years 1834-2009 Front Coverg Club kicks off its 175th Anniversary season on September 26 with a fun spiel at the club followed by a dinner at the Fergus Legion. Sixteen 3-person teams will be joined by an invited “rock star” – one of whom is Guy Hemmings, the club’s guest for the day and after-dinner speaker later that night.

Among other initiatives the club has undertaken to celebrate this remarkable milestone is the publication of a book, The Fergus Curling Club Celebrates 175 Years, written by…wait for it…ME. Yes, as a writer and curler, I had the chops needed to pull this project together, and the resulting 48-page illustrated history will be on sale by the club throughout the season.

Imagine my surprise when bonspiel convenor Cheryl Bennett invited me to attend – as a “rock star”! I’m off to pick up some new apparel. Something tells me there will be photographers hanging around the Fergus ice that day...

More on the Fergus celebrations as they unfold. Be sure to check out the club website for more details and stay tuned for my report on the life of a “rock star”.