Fonds P127 - Lennoxville Curling Club fonds

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Lennoxville Curling Club fonds

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1.5 l.m. of textual records, 1185 photographs, 2 plans, 1 textile, 3 artefacts.

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The Lennoxville Curling Club was founded in April 1923, with an inaugural meeting at the Lennoxville Town Hall. At this meeting, Robert McMurray was elected as the club's first president. On 5 January 1924 the rink was ready, and the Club was officially opened; a crowd of 300 attended this opening. At the time, the Lennoxville Curling Association owned the rink and rented it to the Club until its dissolution in 1946. In the early years, curling began in January and ended in mid-March; later the season expanded from November to April.

In the first few years, only men's rinks competed in leagues. In 1931, ladies began to participate in their own league when the Ladies's curling club was formed on 11 December 1931. Seniors members also have their league and participate in most competitions. Since its founding, the Lennoxville Curling Club, with its many committees, has been very active organizing leagues and annual bonspiels such as the Mixed Invitational, Men's Invitational, Downs Trophy Bonspiel, President's - Vice-president's competition, Spring Fling, and others. It has also hosted national and provincial championships and has participated to out of town bonspiels.

Throughout its history, the club has served the community not only as a venue of healthy recreation and competition, but equally as a place for socialization and leisure.

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The fonds contains source material relating to the history, administration, finances, committees, membership, matches, bonspeils, events, special activities, and property of the Lennoxville Curling Club, as well as the Ladies Lennoxville Curling Club, from 1923 to 2023. It also consists of source material on curling and other curling clubs. The fonds contains minutes, reports, lists, photographs, press clippings, booklets and artefacts. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration ([19--?]-2023), Committees (1923-[201-?]), Events and Special Activities (1949-2017), Curling Information (1946-2007), Miscellaneous ([19--]-2011), Ladies' (1934-2020), and Buildings and Property (1946-2016).

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The documents were donated in five accessions (2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008) by the Lennoxville Curling Club, and then by Allan Rowell in 2020, 2021, and 2023.


Several accruals to the fonds were processed by Julia Langlois, archives technician, in 2023 courtesy of funding provided by Young Canada Works.

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  • English
  • French

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The documents are in English and French.

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  • January 28, 2016
  • July 7, 2023
  • October 24, 2023

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