Did you know?
In honour of the #RoaroftheRings Olympic Trials taking place in Ottawa this week, here’s some curling trivia:
- Canadians started curling as early as the mid 1700’s. According to Library and Archives Canada, curling came from Scotland and was played informally long before 1800. Legend has it that the 768th Fraser Highland regiment melted cannonballs to make curling stones. Records show curling taking place in Québec City in 1759 – 1760. Who knew!!!
- Over the next 100 years or so, curling games were recorded in Montreal, Quebec City, and a smattering of places across the Atlantic region.
- In 1807 a group of Montreal merchants banded together and formed Canada’s first curling club.
Who knew!!! And that’s today’s smattering of useless information:)