Higdon family makes most of Grand Slam experience

It was a family commitment for the Higdons to volunteer at the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Chris Higdon, Susan Higdon, Jack Higdon and Sarah Higdon spent plenty of time at the Pictou County Wellness Centre taking in the events when they weren’t busy with their volunteering. “It was a fantastic way to use a...

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Roaring end to Grand Slam

Curling event exceeds expectations at Wellness Centre Days, weeks and years leading to the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling have led to ultimate triumph at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Organizers feel it has been mission accomplished in every facet of the event that drew hundreds each day to the curling, meals, entertainment and hospitality....

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Rawlins Cross marking 30 years at the Grand Slam

It will be a rockin’ kitchen party and a great big celebration on 30 years of playing Celtic Rock for the band Rawlins Cross, who will be playing at the Pinty’s Grand Slam curling event. With six people in the band, there’s been a lot to draw on over the years with so many different...

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Homan, Gushue leading Tier 1 competitions

NEW GLASGOW – Ahead of its debut in Pictou County, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling has unveiled the draw schedule for both the Tier I and Tier II teams competing in the 2019 KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge. This event is taking place Nov. 5-10 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. Defending champion Team Homan (Ottawa)...

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Fans, curlers eye Grand Slam

Enthusiasm in the curling community in Pictou County is revving up as momentum builds toward the fall and the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge. The event is scheduled for Pictou County Wellness Centre from November 5 through 10. Donalda Buckingham and Jim Nix are co-chairing the organization that is planning and promoting the...

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MacKenzie Cup undergoes revival

WESTVILLE — It was a magic time on Feb. 24 as 14 women’s teams gathered at the Westville Curling Club to contest the MacKenzie Cup for the first time in more than 40 years. Three teams from the Bluenose Curling Club combined to win the cup, that was first contested 80 years ago in 1939...

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Rocking the Wellness Centre

Curling’s profile is about to get raised to a new level in Pictou County. The Pictou County Wellness Centre will host the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge event in November. Jim Nix, event co-chairman, said of Tuesday’s announcement, “This is massive. The event will feature 60 teams and involve two tiers.” He explained,...

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Ready to rock and roar

The Pictou County Wellness Centre will host the  Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge event in November. The announcement was just made at the Wellness Centre by Kevin Martin, an Olympic, world and four-time Canadian champion and a member of the World Curling Hall of Fame, as well as event co-chairs Jim Nix and...

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Pictou N.S. Legion curling host

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...

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