The Hog-Score in the Great Rink of Time - Ramblings on Curling

    A complimentary curling history book will be given to each of the visiting 2023 Strathcona Cup Scottish curlers.  I hope that a few dozen Canadian curlers will purchase a copy. Please find attached OrderForm_HogScore.

    The Hog-Score in the Great Rink of Time
    Ramblings on Curling

    Book 1: The outdoor natural ice era in Scotland, 1500-1900
    With John Rae McCowan (28 May 1919 – 5 June 2021)

    First published in 2022 in the United Kingdom by
    The Ayrshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

    This Canadian Edition is underwritten by
    The James McCowan Memorial Social History Initiative 
    To commemorate the 2023 tour in Canada by Scottish Curlers
    In friendly competition for the Strathcona Cup

    Each visiting Scottish curler will receive a complimentary copy of Book 1 with thanks for their great sportsmanship and their dedication to a century-old curling tradition.

    To have conducted such in-depth research into the game and bring it all together in an easy and pleasurable read was no doubt a true labour of love.
         From the Afterword by Mike S. Ferguson, President, Royal Caledonian Curling Club

    Bruce McCowan, with his Uncle, Jack McCowan, have done a truly wonderful job in tracing their curling roots back to the hot-bed curling regions of south-west Scotland.
         From the Foreword by Dr. Lindsay Scotland, Trustee, Scottish Curling Trust

    The Hog-Score in the Great Rink of Time arrived safely on Saturday and there has been no work done in the Drummond household since as the book is being devoured. 
         Elspeth Drummond, Secretary, Cumnock and District Curling Club

    Well researched and illustrated throughout, The Hog-Score is a welcome addition to the historical records of those who participated in bonspiels on both sides of the Atlantic.
         John R. Young, author of "The Roaring Game: Stonehouse Curling Club”

    Best wishes for 2023,

    D. Bruce McCowan, P.Eng.,
    Former Chair (2010-12), Professional Engineers Ontario Education Committee
    Now Retired

    Invitational Bonspiels

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    Club Information

    Tam Heather, or the “Tam” as we call it, is an active friendly club located in the Morningside and 401 community of Scarborough. Tam Heather opened in 1973 as a curling club with eight sheets of ice, then two years later in 1975, the club expanded by adding five tennis courts, three of which were covered in the winter with a bubble. Thirty four years later, in 2009, a four court year-round covered structure was built.

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