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East Tour Diary Day 17

At 8.30am morning class in the wine cellar of the hotel our final courier Dave Koran was introduced and welcomed. Dalmore and Jura will play the morning game at Victoria curling club and all of us will have lunch there after which Bruichladdich, Fettercairn and Tamnavulin will play the afternoon game at the same venue. We will then return to the hotel, change into No. ones and walk to dinner at the Garrison club of Quebec. The Sherrif fined Jim Barr $20 and awarded the Tammie to John Henderson, with Doddie to be awarded to our driver Bob for his performance in getting us safely to Quebec yesterday. The curling today should have been at Jacque Cartier curling club, but due to an administrative error they were transferred to the 3 sheet Victoria curling club, but are being hosted by Jacque Cartier curling club. Victoria very recently installed new ice plant and dehumidifier and as a result the iceman David De Lile is still in the process of perfecting the ice conditions which are running straighter than planned. We were welcomed to the club by organiser and m/c Derek White and also met Pascal Chouinard and Kevin Bodin, the other event organisers. We were then piped onto the ice by Rock and again sang Flower of Scotland. Dalmore recorded an excellent 8 shot win and Jura a 6 shot win which included a 5 at end 7 and a steal of 2 in the eighth. George Bee was able to use the third sheet to try out a stick delivery. A delicious lunch prepared by Veronique Bodin was served by her and Jess White.

Bruichladdich, Fettercairn and Tamnavulin contested the afternoon games, with Rab Anderson subbing for the injured George Bee. All the teams played well and although Fettercairn lost, Bruichladdich recorded a 4 shot win and Tamnavulin won by 8 shots. We quickly dashed back to change into our No. ones and walked to the Quebec Garrison Club (one of the sponsors) who were hosting the banquet. After pre dinner drinks we moved upstairs to enjoy a fabulous three course meal with wine. Four of the club members were resplendently dressed in black tie and red blazers. We then entertained our hosts with our sketch and tour song following which Harry Brodie gave an excellent vote of thanks, partly in French, which was much appreciated by our hosts. We returned to the bar for a final drink before bidding farewell and returning to our hotel. An al round excellent day.