Several local figures are set to attend a curling tournament featuring competitors from Scotland in a few weeks.
As part of the Strathcona Cup, a three-week competition held every five years since the early 1900s, competitors will be stopping in Prescott.
“It’s a competition between Scotland and Canada, and we’re hosting on January 28th, starting at 10:00 AM until about 4:00 PM,” explains Dan Cook, a member of the Prescott Curling Club helping to organize the event. “And then, what will happen after the competition runs, is in five years, the Canadians will go to Scotland, and they’ll host it there.”
According to Cook, several notable people in the Leeds-Grenville community, including MPP Steve Clark, are expected to attend.
“We’re also going to try to host, weather permitting, an outdoor, friendly game at the harbour, to have a couple of sheets made up and just have an outdoor curling experience,” Cook adds. “As it would have been 120 years ago.”
This will be the fourth time Prescott hosts participants in the Cup since first being added to the tournament’s touring schedule in 1993. You can find more information on the tournament on the Strathcona Cup and Prescott Curling Club websites.