Granite Curling Club (Winnipeg)

The Granite Curling Club (also known as The Granite), located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the oldest curling club in western Canada.

Granite Curling Club
Exterior of Granite Curling Club, Winnipeg
Exterior of Granite Curling Club, Winnipeg
Interior ice-level of Granite Curling Club, Winnipeg
Interior ice-level of Granite Curling Club, Winnipeg
LocationOne Granite Way
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0Y9
Canada

49°52′57″N 97°09′02″W / 49.8825°N 97.1505°W / 49.8825; -97.1505Coordinates: 49°52′57″N 97°09′02″W / 49.8825°N 97.1505°W / 49.8825; -97.1505
Information
Established1880 (first building)
1913 (current building)
Websitehttps://www.granitecurlingclub.ca/
Municipally Designated Site
DesignationWinnipeg Landmark Heritage Structure
RecognizedSeptember 29, 1986 (1986-09-29)
CRHP listingNovember 13, 2007 (2007-11-13)
Recognition authorityCity of Winnipeg
ID8215

Affectionately known to curling fans as the "Mother Club", it has produced many Canadian and world champions. It is often considered to be the "St. Andrews" of curling because of its contribution to the sport in curling's most dominant region.

HistoryEdit

The original Granite Curling Club dates back to 1880. Its current downtown location and Tudor-framed clubhouse was built in 1913, and the building has since been designated as a Winnipeg Heritage Building.[1][2]

One of the early presidents was John B. Mather, who assumed that position in 1887.

Provincial championsEdit

Year Name Brier Championships World Championships
2003 John Bubbs
1998 Dale Duguid
1997 Vic Peters   Runner-Up
1993 Vic Peters
1992 Vic Peters   Champions   Bronze
1975 Rod Hunter
1973 Danny Fink
1971 Don Duguid   Champions   Gold
1970 Don Duguid   Champions   Gold
1965 Terry Braunstein   Champions   Silver
1958 Terry Braunstein
1957 Howard Wood, Jr.
1948 George Sangster
1945 Howard Wood, Sr.
1940 Howard Wood, Sr.   Champions
1932 Jim Congalton   Champions
1930 Howard Wood, Sr.   Champions
1927 Gordon Hudson
1925 Howard Wood, Sr.

Notable membersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Manitoba Organization: Granite Curling Club". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2017-01-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "The Granite Curling Club". Granite Curling Club. Retrieved 2017-01-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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