By Bird Bouchard
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Lennoxville Curling Club will be taking the game of curling outdoors.
Members of the curling club will head out to a local pond of a club member to throw some rocks in a friendly 4 end game in the great outdoors. The outdoor curling will take place on Feb. 25 and will coincide with Curling Day in Canada.
Bill Rourke, coordinator of the 100th anniversary and club member, came up with the idea to take the game outdoors. To his knowledge, the Lennoxville Curling Club has never done anything similar since he joined. He said he’s excited and hopeful there’s a good turnout.
However, as temperatures are expected to be a chilly -10 degrees celsius, Rourke said he’s unsure of how many members will show up. He highlighted the pond should be ready but there will be curling regardless of ice conditions.
“We have no idea how many people will show up,” he said. “I think cold weather is going to discourage a few people but we’re going to run it anyway.”
However, the signup sheet at the local club has many club members who have already signed up to participate in the outdoor event. Game times are scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.