Did You Know?
The oldest in-house bonspiel at St. George’s is mixed, and was first held in 1958.
In December 1968 Bob and Joyce Dickson and Dave and Barb Watkinson played a double eight-ender in the Valentine mixed bonspiel.
In 1979 the curling members produced a professionally-scripted show and formed the St. George’s Repertory Company – this went on for seven or eight years.
Member, Joan Matheson, has skipped more rinks to major in-house curling trophies than any other woman curler at St. George’s.
Former Curling Manager, Graeme McCarrel, grew up as a golf and curling member at St. George’s. He and his family (Wally, Wilma, Hugh, Doug and Fran) were active members and competitors, bringing much pride to the St. Georges’ curling section.
St. George’s hosted the first Ameri-Canadian bonspiel with 16 rinks from the U.S. competing against 16 host club foursomes over three events. St. George’s dominated the first bonspiel. The event saw some 140 Americans travel north and partake in much fun on and off the ice. The event has since been renamed the International.
St. George’s Hall-of-Famer, Fern Irwin, excelled at golf and curling with equal athleticism. Six-time winner of the Club’s ladies’ golf championship, she also led her St. George’s rink to several wins including the Ontario provincial title in 1962 and 1965.
Life Member at St. George’s since 1986, Wayne Middaugh is a three-time World Champion – once as second for Russ Howard in 1993, as a skip in 1998, and as third for Glenn Howard in 2012.