The 2023 Pictou Lobster Carnival is here! As usual the club will be hosting our ever-popular “Lobster Dinners” during the carnival – our hours are Friday 4pm – 8pm, Sat 12pm – 8pm and Sunday 12pm – Sold Out. Stop by for a marvelous lobster supper (or ham if you’ld prefer…) with hotdogs for those younger, less adventerous eaters!
The Industrial League playdown has been completed and the 2023 Champions are CF Construction. Shown accepting their winnings from Industrial League ‘High Muckety-Muck’ Cliff Taylor (far right), are – right to left – Mike MacKenzie (skip ), Bob MacKenzie (third), Dylan Hiltz (second) and Nick Dykstra (lead).
Runner-up in 2023 is Toney River, here shown accepting their winnings from Industrial League ‘Grand Poobah’ Cliff Taylor (far right), are – right to left – Ben Cassie (skip ), Danny Nichol (second), Glen Cassie (mate) and Thomas Cassie (lead).
Third place in 2023 is Back to Basics Physiotherapy, here shown accepting their winnings from Industrial League ‘Honcho of Heavy Hitters’ Cliff Taylor (far right), are – right to left – Tom LeBlanc (skip ), Andrew Richardson (mate), Phillip Ruiz (second) and Spencer Nichol (lead).
Congratulations to Lyons Brook Pipe and Welding, the winners of this year’s ‘Fun League’ within the Industrial League, in a hard fought final against Patterson Law. Shown accepting their winnings from Industrial League Czar Cliff Taylor (far left), are – left to right – Kara Taylor (skip & third stone), Shelly English (fourth stone), Kim Quann (second) and Jill Butler (lead).
This year our club has enjoyed the fruits of Margo Hilchey’s fundraising efforts in the form of our new ice scraping machine. To acknowledge her efforts on this – as well as her many contributions to the financial health of our club over the past few years – the new scraper has been named after her, the ‘Miss Margo’…
The Industrial League Playoffs – here are the final brackets.
The Ship Hector Open Curling Bonspiel (details about this can be found here) returned to Pictou county this week with its 49th incarnation and NCCC had ~6 teams entered in the 56 team contest. At the end of the tournament our club had 3 teams in the 4 club trophy finals, Donny English winning the Bluenose Trophy and Cliff Taylor winning the Stellar Trophy, while Mike Murdoch came up just short in Westville. Congrats to all who competed!
We are the New Caledonian Curling Club, of Pictou, Nova Scotia. We play at the Pictou Curling Centre located along the Pictou waterfront at 66 Caladh Ave.
Our club was founded in 1850 as the Pictou Curling Club, playing outdoors on various ponds around the town. In 1852 the club sought and achieved accreditation by the Royal Caledonian Curling Club in Scotland (see here) and soon after the club was renamed in honor of the RCCC, becoming the New Caledonian Curling Club. We moved to our present location (an indoor facility!) along the Pictou waterfront in 1910. We replaced our tidally-influenced sand floor with our present three-sheet, concrete floor in the 1980’s, adding the present clubhouse a few years later.