Hi everyone, I am delighted to announce that the Rotary Curling Exchange with Scottish Rotary Clubs will continue this fall with Scottish curlers coming to Ontario.  The local organizer of this event is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Picton Scott Lavender who is looking for curlers who would like to play against these Scottish curlers.  I have attached Scott's message to those who would be interested in participating in November and if you are interested in playing, could you reach out to Scott this week as he is seeking to finalize numbers.
I am the area Coordinator for the 2022 Scotland to Canada Curling Tour.  This Bi-Annual Tour has been going on since 1957 and the Quinte Area has been involved since the start.  Over the last 10 years or so the Picton club had joined in with the Kingston Rotary Clubs, but we have split off from them again.  The hope is we would get the whole Quinte Area back involved as a group. That would be Belleville, Picton, and Wellington Clubs (maybe even Quinte Sunrise and Trenton if possible).  The Belleville Club historically was always involved in sharing the hosting with the Picton Club (the same as it is with the Scotland/Canada Golf Tour).
In November, 17 curlers from Scotland are coming to Ontario to play in 12 different communities.  There are over 20 Rotary Clubs involved in this tour.  They are coming to our area on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22nd.  I am looking for Belleville Rotary Club members who curl or that have spouses who curl  (they are 7 women curlers out of the 17 that are coming over).  I need to find 16 curlers from our area to play against this year’s Scottish Team.  If you have any interest in finding out more about the tour, please contact me as soon as possible.
In November of 2024 we will continue this tour and send 17 to 22 curlers over to Scotland. One or two of those people will be from our area.
This tour is about Fellowship.  You will get to meet some great people from Scotland and the Quinte area.  These tours lead to lifelong friendships, and they are just another great part of being a Rotarian.
Scott Lavender
Rotary Club of Picton, PP
Scott Lavender, H. BAS, CFP, RRC
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