Talk on history of local women’s curling at Uplands

Talk on history of local women’s curling at Uplands

By William Crooks


Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is hosting a talk Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., on the history of women’s curling at the Lennoxville Curling Club (LCC). There is currently an exhibit about the LCC on display at the centre.

The talk is being put on by the Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society (LAHMS) and features local guest speaker Nancy Baldwin. The LCC is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

“Nancy Baldwin has been heavily involved in all the activities of the club,” said LAHMS representative Wendy Durrant, adding that Baldwin will be speaking about the history of the ladies’ and youth programs at the LCC.

The talk will focus on how everything started and how it has changed over the years, Baldwin said. For instance, women curl more in the evening than they used to, she explained, because more women work during the day now. She has been a member of the LCC for 40 years.

LAHMS member Janice Fraser oversees their current collection exhibited at Uplands. “There are two displays in cabinets,” she said, provided by the LCC. They house equipment, trophies, and photographs, including curling brooms used from the 50s to the 80s, and will be up until the end of December.

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