Thursday, November 04, 2010

More Comings and Goings

After talking about the incoming Canadian Ladies and our juniors in Canada yesterday, I've had a number of (gentle) reminders that there are lots of other curling movements, in the cause of promoting international understanding and friendship!

Helen Burton has been in touch to say that twenty-four members from Twelth Province left for Ottawa early today for their Goodwill Tour. And John Munro has emailed to say that that the Canadian Rotarians arrived on October 30. Their tour takes in Stirling, Perth, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Angus, Fife, Edinburgh, Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland (Ayr and Stranraer), Hamilton and then back to Glasgow, departing for Toronto on November 27. It's twenty-eight days of socialising and being hosted by Rotarians with some curling thrown in. The Scottish tour co-ordinator is Bill Duncan.

And David Murdoch, Warwick Smith, Glen Muirhead and Ross Hepburn have already played their first game in the Grey Power World Cup of Curling in Windsor, Ontario. They lost to Mike McEwen's team. (See comment box below.) Eighteen of the world's top sides play off in three sections in the first of the Capital One Grand Slam of Curling events. The home page for that competition is here.

Eve Muirhead, Kelly Wood, Lorna Vevers and Annie Laird are in Alberta for the Red Deer Classic. This is a thirty-two team triple knockout. The website is here.

I spent yesterday at the Greenacres Rink where top senior teams are competing in the European Seniors Invitation. That was an enjoyable visit. I'll post some photos later.