History of Curling at Highland
1959 … a banner year for the sport of curling. The first Men’s World Curling Championship was held in Scotland (known as the Scotch Cup) and won by Team Canada, and most significantly, the first rock was thrown at the Highland Country Club in London, Ontario.
We welcome all curlers and promote programs and leagues for curlers of all ages from 6 to 96 and all skill levels from high performance to those that are trying the wonderful sport for the first time. We host many special events, social events and bonspiels throughout the curling season.
Since 1959, Highland curling members have enthusiastically supported the sport of curling both in London and surrounding communities as well as on the national stage. Our Club has proudly hosted such curling events National College competitions, Strathcona Cup, provincial level championships plus many cashspiels and bonspiels. We are also proud of our members that have competed at these events.
Our members have been active volunteers attracting major curling events such as the Silver Broom, Tim Horton’s Brier, Scotties and Continental Cup to the London community and contributing to the success of these events by joining the organizing committees and volunteering during the events. Our members are also very proud to be the recipients of the Guinness World Record for the Longest Game of Curling.
Our Club is very proud to welcome and be home to teams from both Fanshawe College and Western University.
Fast forward to 2021 and Highland members are enthusiastically unveiling a new organization called the Highland Community Curling Club. This new member run club will continue to play out of the curling centre at the Highland Country Club. Our members continue to display their love for the game and their warm welcome for new curling members.
Come curl with us and add to our history!