“Country Club” in Winnipeg, means upper society so the other curlers naturally assumed we were the top curling club from Morden.There were many chuckles over that! However, a couple of years later in 1958 our club became well-known in Manitoba curling circles when a rink from the Country Club skipped by Irene Barkley won the top trophy, The North Star, while competing against over two hundred other rinks from all parts of Manitoba. The rink that year consisted of Mary Patterson, Mildred Elliot and Lois Cram. This rink curled in the Winnipeg Bonspiel for several years and always managed to return home with a prize.

The club has been well represented in bonspiels in other towns for many years. The Back Trophy has been competed for within the club annually, since its establishment. Betty Sandercock has skipped many successful rinks. It is -in- teresting to note that Betty Sandercock and Elsie Helgason have both had ' twenty-five years of continuous curling with the Country Ladies Curling Club.

The curling women of Parkhill—Cheval district have all held offices in the Country Ladies Curling Club through the years. Most of the curlers in the club now are town women who prefer to our] in the afternoon. It is a firmly establish- ed club but it is fitting to remember that it was once started by a group of farmers’ wives who wanted to curl and have fun in the afternoon.

Sandarcock Rink Second ln Manitoba 1971

This smiling foursome brought honours to their home town by capturing second place in the recent School Girl’s Bonspiel held March 3-5th at Snow Lake. The rink skipped by Lynne Sandercock with Sherrill Reiohart, Patty Topley and Barbara Sager were defeated in the finals by Chris Pidzarko and her rink from Miles MacDonnell with a score of 6-2. The girls who were accompanied by Mrs. Sandercock and Mrs. Reichert, enjoyed a full weekend which included, besides the important curling an impressive opening ceremony with each participating rink being introduced and paraded around the arena lead by a Scottish Piper. Friday evening they were treated to a Smorgasbord and on Saturday the trophies and ribbons were awarded by the Manitoba Ladies Curling Association and the Manitoba School Girls’ Athletic Association. On Saturday evening a social and barbeque was held and the girls were encouraged to participate in skiing and snowmobiling. T he Morden crew were impressed with the hospitality shown them and are deserving of praise for their efforts on behalf of Morden.

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