Fonds P127 - Lennoxville Curling Club fonds

Lawrence Varney scrapbook

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Lennoxville Curling Club fonds

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  • 1923-1999 (Creation)

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0,75 m of textual records. - 1120 photographs : negatives and prints. - 33 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 consists of source material relating to the history, administration, finances committees, membership, matches, bonspeils, events, and special activities of the Lennoxville Curling Club from 1923 to 1999. 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--?]-1998), Committees (1923-1999), Events and Special Activities (1949-1999), Curling Information (1946-1999), Miscellaneous ([19--]-1999), and Ladies' (1992-1998).

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The documents were donated in three accessions (2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008) by the Lennoxville Curling Club and in 2020 by Allan Rowell.
There is one unprocessed acquisition: 0.13 l.m. of textual records.
The documents are in English, some in French.

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28 janvier, 2016

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