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Estevan Curling Club ca 2000
811 Souris Ave

Curling started in Estevan early 1900

Jan 24, 1912
an annual bonspiel was being held.
they were expected to have 7 sheets of ice.
this would have been all outdoor rinks
on natural ice.

June 23, 1913
7:30 at night, the Estevan skating rink and curling rink
was destroyed by a cyclone.
Damage to skating rink- $5,000, and curling rink- $ 2,000
This was an enclosed rink,
corner of 11th ave and Valley St. is all the history books say.
My Uncle Ed Gesell had a house on SW corner
of this intersection.
But it didn't exist there in this era.
Will need to ask where this exactly was in 1913.
Was it where 1038 Valley St is today?
Or was it on the very edge of the valley
behind these houses?

Corner of 5th st and Souris Ave. a Curling Rink was built
in 1928, money raised to build it was through
Estevan Rinks, Limited
A skating rink existed there before this.
Kendall Electric is located here ca 2009
with Estevan Motors Ltd on the corner.

Share Number 150, 1 share of
Estevan Rinks, Limited
authorized Capital $20,000.00
Share was $10 each.
Share bought by E. H. Walker
Feb 7, 1928
signed by:
?  , President
H. McLeod ? , Secretary

Feb 7, 1928 Share Certificate cover

It was a sheet metal structure
It was built on the north side of the skating rink
which just happens to be the same situation
as of today (2012) but a different location.
The Rotary Club held a carnival and the money raised
went to this structure.

Nov 1937
New President-  David Hutcheon Allan
b- 1883
d- Oct 23, 1948
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Vice President- Willis R. Whitby
b- Aug 5, 1878
d- Apr 9, 1956
buried in Estevan City Cemetery
Secretary- P. C. Brown
Treasurer- James Milton Waller
b- Nov 1889
d- Mar 29, 1947
buried in Estevan City Cemetery

Executive Committee
Herbert (Herb) Wallace
b- Apr 2, 1877 in Tiny, Simcoe Co., ON
d- ?

Rev. Harry Alexander Mutchmor
b- Jan 11, 1902, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, ON
d- Oct 11, 1993
Left Estevan in 1942 to Southminster United Church, Lethbridge AB

Jacob "Jake" B. Krivel
b- 1883, (in Russia per 1911 census)(New York in other sources)
d- Feb 1948, place unknown
1906 census says he immigrated in 1892
age 23, working in a livery stable in Dominion City
In his youth he was a professional boxer in NJ, USA
I do think he spent time in NY, before coming to Canada
He was known in Saskatchewan and North Dakota
as a great Curler.
Came to Canada to Dominion City MB in 1905
1911 census shows him running a livery in Estevan
He married Flora Cohen
His sons were famous athletes in many sports.
His 3 sons and daughter attended ECI.
Sidney and Saul were twins, born in MB
They are all deceased now.
The Krivels owned the Clarendon Hotel
Found a web site online that says
Geraldo Rivera's ancestors might be related to the Estevan Krivels
In 1929 Jake bought the old RCMP detachment site.
1960 his son Barney was a curler from Vancouver BC
1 died in Regina, and I believe 2 died in Toronto
Per many articles his 3 sons were known as "The Hitmen"
and were known to fight any anti Semites in Estevan.
There was never any trouble for the Jewish population
with them around it seems.

Ice Committee
Head- Ernie Wiggins
Assistants- M. Lein, and Emerson Jacques

President- P. C. Brown
Vice-President- Walter Parkhill

Ross Trout died, shown as a President and Life Member
of the Estevan Curling Club

Oct 1959
Added 5 sheets of Artificial Ice
spent $28,000 on repairs to the rink and the ice plant
Season Curling fees were $35 for shareholders,
and $40.00 for non shareholders
A share in the club was $25.00

May 10, 1976
Ads were placed to sell the old curling rink and lots.
Selling by Tender, may 18 the deadline
Lots 25-27, including south 24' of lots 6-8
and south 50ft of lots 28-29,
Block 11, Plan B-4225
owned by Estevan Curling Club Ltd.
C. Hawkes at Bannatyne Agencies was the contact.
J. L. Stevenson, Director

Apr 1975
Council discussed the cost of $300,000 for the new curling rink
they originally proposed a $1,000,000 sports complex.
7 sheets of ice were planned
Phil Sauter was club spokesman

Sept 1978
Sept 1978 they were discussing the costs and expenses
of the new Curling Rink, which is located
on the north side of the Estevan Hockey Arena.
on the North side of the Railroad Tracks
at 811 Souris Ave.

Estevan Ladies Curling Club

Oct 1970
Mrs. Al Marklinger, elected President
Mrs. Frank Styre, Vice-President
Mrs. Art Watson, Secretary
Mrs. Tom Abraham, Treasurer
Mrs. A. Murphy- Draw Master

July 21,22,23, 2000
ECI Reunion used the Curling Rink
for half of the Banguet sitting.

Photos of Estevan Rinks Ltd shares above,
sent to me courtesy Grant Walker,
from California, with thanks.
I am sure E. H. Walker was a relative of his.

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