SHAWVLLE Jan. 6, 2017
On Saturday, the Shawville Curling Club was filled with the sounds of vigorous sweeping and stones colliding as locals took part in the annual Farmers’ Bonspiel.
Organizer Eric Smith said that he has been participating in the event since it started over 25 years ago, back when it got its name.
“Originally … they were farm teams, the families would put their teams in,” he explained. “It was started by farmers for farmers and we’ve just kept it going. As you can see by the trophy, which is a plow, it’s most definitely a farm tournament.”
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