New Caledonian Curling Club

Keith Laidig, left, and Cliff Taylor sweep during a game at the New Caledonian Curling Club. The club is one of three locals to host the Strathcona Cup this month, in which Taylor will compete. This year marks the 120th year since the first Strathcona Cup was played.

Every 10 years, the Town of Pictou welcomes teams of Scottish curlers to compete in the Strathcona Cup.

The cup is held every five years, alternating between Scotland and Canada. Canada’s year to host happens to be a big year for Pictou as it coincides with the celebration of 150 years since the town’s incorporation and 250 years since the Ship Hector arrived.


Heather Knight is a passionate storyteller from Pickering, ON who enjoys spending her free time volunteering in the community where she now resides.