Calmar Curling Club re-opens after renovations

The community of Calmar came together Nov. 26 to recognize and celebrate the re-opening of their curling club.

The ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Calmar Curling Club (from left): Leduc County mayor John Whaley

The ribbon cutting for the newly renovated Calmar Curling Club (from left): Leduc County mayor John Whaley

The community of Calmar came together Nov. 26 to recognize and celebrate the re-opening of their curling club. The club had recently been renovated under the watchful eye of its steward, the Calmar Ag Society.

Calmar Ag Society vice president Russ Kushinski said the current curling club was built in 1990, after the previous club was destroyed by fire. He said it’s been 26 years since the building made its first appearance and needed major renovations and upgrades.

About $135,000 in renovations and upgrades were made, including on-ice heaters, a boiler, a hot water tank, ceiling tile, rugs, new signage and more. The provincial government, Leduc County, Town of Calmar and sponsors FCC and Pioneer Grain made the project possible.

A number of guests and dignitaries plus members of the curling club and the public were in attendance. After the ceremony, a ribbon cutting was held and kids had a chance to take curling lessons from parents and instructors.

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