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The Fergus Curling Club

The Fergus Curling Club

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

The Fergus Curling Club

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Wellington
The Township of Centre Wellington
In Fergus, on the south side of St. George Street West
between St. David Street North and Provost Lane


Coordinates: N 43 42.370 W 80 22.819

Map

Plaque Text

The oldest continuously operating curling club in Ontario, the Fergus Curling Club was formed in 1834 by Scottish immigrants. At the organization's first formal meeting two years later Adam Fergusson, a founder of Fergus, was chosen president and the rules of play were established. Curling matches between local players and against rival clubs were held out of doors until 1879 when a covered rink was opened. No longer the exclusive preserve of Scots, curling became an enormously popular activity in Fergus and the rink became a social centre for the community. Seeking competition from further afield, the Fergus Curling Club entered bonspiels throughout the province, winning the Ontario Tankard in 1899. Today, it remains a significant force in inter-community curling.

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