Here are photos and a video of the piping-in of the curlers at the 2019 Canadian Open Stick Curling Championship at the Cornwall Curling Club. Angela Hodgson was the Master of Ceremonies. Phyllis Lowther sang the National Anthem, Cornwall Deputy Mayor Corey Stevenson and Cornwall Curling Club President Gary O’Sullivan (who did double duty as flag bearer) were on hand with words of welcome. Lance Lowther, icemaker at the Cornwall Curling Club since its inception, used a delivery stick to throw the ceremonial 1st rock, while Ernie Stavert, championship organizer and one of the early members of the Cornwall club, was on hand to sweep the rock, which ended up in the four foot ring without much sweeping needed.
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