The Strathcona Cup

January 10 to February 3, 2018

 

South Tour

Tony Stirling

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Tony Stirling from Centreville, Nova Scotia.  I am married with 3 sons and 3 daughters.  I am retired now but worked in Farm Equipment Sales and Service.

 

I have been a member of the Wolfville Curling Centre since 1972.  I also curl at the Glooscap Curling Club since 2011.  I am the icemaker for both curling clubs. I was making ice for Wolfville for 25 + years as a volunteer and for the past 5 years as a paid position at both Wolfville and Glooscap (Kentville).  When our good friend, Dave Jones, passsed away suddenly I went to Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax to do their ice for a season until they could find their own icemaker.  Both Wolfville & Glooscap were host clubs for the Strathcona 2013 tour.  I played as well as looked after the ice.

 

I am a Level II ice maker and have done several Canadian Championships- Canadian Juniors, Canadian Masters as well as helped out in many Slam events, Brier events, World events, Canadian Seniors and Roar of the Rings.

 

I was on the Board of the Nova Scotia Curling Association for 2 2-year terms as Technical Director. I looked after all of the officiating, coaching and icemaking for the province. I am a level II official and a level III coach. I now sit on an Ice Makers committee for the Province.

 

I was on the Board of the Wolfville Curling Centre for many years as Director of the House where I looked after ice making as well as maintenance of the complete building. I was also President of the Board for 2 years (2009-2010)

Both clubs do a number of Provincial playdowns. Both clubs worked together to host the Canadian Masters in 2016. I was the co-chair and head Ice Tech for this event.

My curling accomplishments are few, playing in many provincial playdowns with only winning a Senior Mixed event. I have won a few local cash spiels and other local fun events.

 

My Grandfather (A.R. Stirling) was part of the tour to Scotland in the 50’s and when he passed in 1995, I received his diary, pictures and news clippings of that trip. Grandfather was one of the founders of the Wolfville Curling Club in 1935. Grandmother was the first Presidents of the Ladies group in 1946.  Our ancestors are from Scotland.

 

I am part owner of a 60 acre High Bush Blueberry/ Raspberry/ Kiwi farm.

My wife and I travel to the Men’s World Curling mostly when it is outside of Canada. We are members of the Pond Hoppers Group with a 5-year certificate. I am an avid golfer and help out at one of the local golf courses with maintenance, part time, throughout the summer.  I teach a curling course in the Kinesiology Department as an activity credit at Acadia University in Wolfville. This class averages 18 students per year and this season coming will be 5 years for teaching this program.