Regina curling club caps off 2015 with 100-year anniversary party

One curling club in Regina is capping off 2015 with a celebration of its 100th year in existence.

Club first opened on Dewdney Avenue in October 1915

Curlers at the Callie curling club in Regina were celebrating New Year's Eve, and marking the club's 100th anniversary. (Brian Rodgers/CBC)

As Regina moves into 2016, one curling club in the city is capping off 2015 with a celebration of its 100th year in existence.

The Caledonian Curling Club first opened its doors on Oct. 14, 1915, when Regina was only a 12-year-old city. 

Often referred to as the Callie Curling Club, it's been home to some of Saskatchewan's best curlers, including the Sandra Schmirler rink that won Olympic gold in 1998 in Nagano, Japan.

Curlers at the Callie curling club in Regina celebrated 2015 by marking the club's 100th anniversary. (Brian Rodgers/CBC)

As part of the night's celebrations, curlers were out in full force on New Year's Eve, ringing in the new year with a 100-end, all-night curling match. 

The marathon-game started at noon on Thursday, and will finish Friday afternoon.

My first curling game is at 3 a.m. in the morning. So I'm here now. I plan to put my fleece pyjamas on to go out to curl," said Kenda Richards.

The Callie curling club in Regina. (Brian Rodgers/CBC)

"We have couches in the basement if people need to have a snooze, and there will always be coffee. I think the kitchen's going open at 6 a.m. [tomorrow]. Some of us will be making bacon and eggs because we'll be starving," she said.

After the club was formed 100 years ago, members threw their first rocks at a rink on Dewdney Avenue.

It's moved several times since then and is now located north of the airport on Sandra Schmirler Way.

(Brian Rodgers/CBC)

With files from CBC's Brian Rodgers


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