A new bonspiel has been created by Fergus Curling Club member Greg Moulton. As the oldest continuous curling club in Ontario it hasn't had a completely new bonspiel for a number of years. The inaugural spiel this year was held on Jan. 19 at the club. Moulton said "If this Community Bonspeil was a success we will try and have it as an annual spiel" It was a tremendous success so it will become and annual one. The idea of the spiel is to bring individuals and businesses in the community together for a fun time. Individuals signed up as well as many businesses with a team of 4 people. It is tradition at the Scottish Club to have pipers from the Fergus Pipe Band pipe the curlers on to the ice for their first game and then there is a toast to the pipers and to the curlers to have a good game. Toasting this year was L to R: piper Peter Hummel, event chair Greg Moulton, Councillor Bob Foster who brought greetings from the township, Tom Mulvey who was asked from the curlers to participate in the toast, Club President Avon Giddings, and piper Mark Cripps.
The winners of the day receiving the Community Bonspiel trophy put up by the club was the RBC team L to R: Tracey Jones playing skip, Craig Skochinski playing vice-skip, Jim Anderson playing second and Gerrilynne Jones-Anderson all of which worked at one time at the RBC in Fergus.