Pictou N.S. Legion curling host

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PICTOU — The New Caledonian Curling Club and Branch 16 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pictou are already looking forward to hosting the 2020 Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command curling championship.

The club’s offer to host next year was accepted with hopes that the draw will feature more than the 10 teams that contested the championship last weekend.

The River Hebert A team defeated the River Hebert B team in the championship game on Sunday afternoon that ended the event.

The Pictou team featuring skip Glen Joudrie, mate Danny White, second Rob McNeill and lead Mike Pidgeon was the last of the four Pictou County teams to contest the championship.

Pictou was also represented by the team of skip Cliff Taylor, mate Mike Murdoch, second Larry Sutherland and lead Ken Pettipas and earned the consolation award.

“We had four rinks from the county, the ice was excellent and the curling was great,” Taylor said.

Scott MacLean skipped the team from Stellarton, while Mike Deagle skipped Westville’s representative.

Two teams from Bridgewater and one each from Tatamagouche and Truro completed the draw.

The teams were feted with a dinner and banquet on Saturday at Branch 16.


One of the two host Pictou teams took consolation honours on Sunday at the Nova Scotia-Nunivut Command Royal Canadian Legion curling championship at the New Caledonian Curling Club. From left: skip Cliff Taylor, mate Mike Murdoch, second Larry Sutherland and lead Ken Pettipas. (Goodwin photo)