Cornwall honours founders at AGM

Six of the 13 founders of the Cornwall Curling Club, five of whom still curl there regularly, were on hand for the unveiling of a plaque in their honour, Friday night at the club’s Annual General Meeting.

Photo (L-R): Don Gorveatt, Ernie Stavert, Roy Coffin, Rupert Sweetapple, Gordie Hermann,  Al MacCormac

Three of the founders (Rodney Walsh, Wylie Barrett, and Bill MacLaren) passed away in the last few years. Robert Burns, David Burt, Robert Perrin, and Gary Cameron, no longer living in the Cornwall  area, round out the 13 founders.

As well as organizing the startup of the club, which opened in January 1982, the founders each put up $1000 guarantees to back the startup loan. The final payment on the loan was made this year, and the club is experiencing continued success, with revenues and membership up slightly over last year, at a time when many curling clubs across the country are experiencing a decline.

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