Photograph | Donald Smith, later Lord Strathcona, Montreal, QC, 1871 | I-66959

Sir Donald Alexander Smith
1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal (1820-1914)

The Strathcona Cup

January 7-31, 2009

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Here's to Rob Sinclair

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In the fall of 2014, my wife, Carole and I stopped in at Fort Frances, ON to visit with Rob Sinclair, fellow 2009 tourist, and Judy Klyne. Before we left, Rob presented me with a bottle of “Special Old Reserve” Glenfiddich in a commemorative “Clan Sinclair” container.

Sadly, Rob left us in 2017.

At the beginning of March, 2019, Bill Rothwell, another of the Centenary tourists, and his wife Laurie stopped in Weyburn, SK to spend a night with us on their way from their home in Ontario to Qualicum Beach, BC.

Over the course of an enjoyable evening the conversation naturally gravitated toward tour experiences and participants, including those who now curl in the big ice shed in the sky.

With the mention of Rob’s name, I was reminded of his gift to me....and of course we were then obliged to bring it out and raise a glass in his remembrance.

I attach 2 pictures, one of the Clan Sinclair container with a sample of its contents and the other of Bill and me as we toasted our friend.

        - Harry Plemel, Weyburn, SK   2009 Strathcona Cup tourist



Redheads Roddie and Robert



Miron, Robert and Roddie in the West-Island



The Trial Strathcona Team (L-R) of Bill Streeter, Robert Dods, host Miron Macyshyn, Don Robinson, and Roddy MacLean.


We attended the Royal Montreal CC Centenary Bonspiel from Thursday, January 8th to Sunday, January 11th. The out-of-towners stayed at  the Confort Suites on Crescent, a nice hotel with close proximity  to the RMCC (less than a 1 km walk or a short taxi ride) Please make plans to join us next year from January 7th to 10th. For those snowbirds, why not make a stop off in Montreal to reunite with the 2009 Tourists.

- Robert Dods



Added Nov. 4, 2014

Some souvenir photos of recent Riverboat Reunions




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April 23 2009: An account of the 1970 tour



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The 1909 Strathcona Tour,
Blair Castle. Pitlochry
Presented by Robbie Scot
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The 2009 Strathcona Tour,
Canadian curlers, 2009


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