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Curling Online Publications
Redmond, Gerald. "The Development of Curling in Western Canada." Winter Sports in the West. Elise A. Corbet and Anthony W. Rasporich. eds, 112-123. Calgary: Historical Society of Alberta, (1990). Access Our Future, Our Past. http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/toc.aspx?id=4049.
AB: This paper is dedicated to the discussion of one of Canada's most popular winter social sports- curling. With an introduction to the sport and a detailed look at its development in western Canada, there is also an analysis of the region's continual dominance in the sport since its earlier days in Winnipeg in the 1880's up until modern times. Also included for discussion is the Scottish background of the sport and, with that, the role of the Scottish settlers in Canada in the sport's development as well as the promotion of other activities such as golf. The paper concludes with an in depth look at the development of curling from Winnipeg and its coinciding with the settlement of the prairies, as well as the advent of the bonspiels, and finally the role of women and their participation in the sport.
Mason, Emma and Albert Mason. "Curling in Delia." Delia Craigmyle Saga. Lester Battle. ed, 26. Delia: Delia and District Historical Society, (1970). Access Our Future, Our Past. http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/toc.aspx?id=7588.
AB: A brief, personal recollection of the sport of curling in the community of Delia Craigmyle and district, with photographs and names of past players included. Provides a glimpse into the history of early rinks, the uniforms and traditions of the early games, as well as the community building of a new rink.