I have always enjoyed meeting teams arriving back from championships with medals, usually joining a few family and friends at the airport. Recently I stumbled across a report of a 'welcome home' where the whole village turned out at the railway station to meet returning heroes.
So if you want to be able to answer the pub quiz question, "What connects the Boy Scouts to the Grand Match?", you will find the answer on the Curling History Blog, here.
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