The Vankleek Hill Curling Club is extending a sweeping invitation to the public to come out and try their hand at curling. You don’t need to have any experience curling and the only things you need to bring with you are a warm sweater and a clean pair of running shoes. The broom and the sliders, which are worn over your shoes, will be provided.

The free introductory curling courses will be held on November 8, 15 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. Participation is free, but you are asked to register in advance with Larry Brack, at 613 678 6128.

The curling club will be hosting its annual Community Bonspiel from Saturday, November 19 to Saturday, November 26. The bonspiel celebrations begin on November 19, with a community breakfast and curling match.

The registration fee is $50 per team and includes four tickets to the closing chili luncheon, which will be held on November 26, at the curling club.

To register for the bonspiel, contact Mary Thomas at 613 678 3035 or email [email protected]. You can also contact Ron Duncan at 613 678 2744 or email [email protected].

Curling, which is one of Canada’s oldest sports, was brought to Canada in the mid-1800s by the Scots. The sport of curling caters to all ages. It combines strategy with athleticism and has long been associated with alliances to the military and police forces. The sport is welcoming to beginners, who can show up to curl without any equipment or previous training.