The 2012 Scotland to Canada Curling Tour was in our area this week. The tour, which was established in 1956 alternates every two years between Scotland and Quebec/Ontario. This year marks the 30th time that Rotary Curling Teams have crossed the Atlantic in what is now a biannual event. Although the Scots whipped the Canadian side at the Hunt Club quite handily, the members from Kemptville acquitted themselves quite well with a heartbreaking loss of 7-6 with the score being determined by measurement in the last end.

Seven Scots were home hosted by members of our club. In addition to the curling, the Scots were treated to a tour of Parliament with lunch in the Parliamentary Restaurant followed by a tour of the Museum of Civilization. A farewell party was held at Rotarian Bruce's on the final evening of the Scottish stay. The theme of the event was "Strengthening Ties and Building Friendships". This objective was certainly accomplished.