Strathcona Cup 2018
The Canadians are coming!
In January, the Royal Caledonian Curling Club will welcome this year’s Canadian Strathcona Cup Team who arrive in Scotland to play for the oldest trophy in International Curling.
The Strathcona Cup is the grandest and likely the most valuable trophy in curling, having been specially commissioned by Lord Strathcona for the first fixture in 1902.
The origins for curlers from Scotland and Canada meeting lie in the 1902 Royal Club Annual General Meeting “…..and the following resolutions were passed:
“First, that the Royal Club, taking into consideration the oft repeated invitation of brethren in Canada and the USA, is of opinion that the invitation should now be accepted, and decides to send out in the coming winter a representative team, in the name and under the auspices of the Royal Club, to play such matches as may be arranged, and to convey to curlers at the various centres to be visited the hearty congratulations and good wishes of the mother club.”
The competition is unique in that it is played nationwide over a number of weeks, with curlers of both countries having the opportunity to represent their country in the spirit and camaraderie that is the essence of the game.
The Canadians will arrive in Scotland on January 10th and will end their tour on February 2nd.