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East Tour Diary Day 10

At 7.44am morning class Dougie revealed that George Paterson thought he had lost his passport yesterday at Pictou! Fortunately it was spotted by one of our curlers and handed over to Dougie. After paying a fine George and his passport were reunited! Dougie then advised that the bus will be leaving at 8.45am to Prince Edward Island (PEI) and our game and banquet at Montague Curling Club. Dress will be No. twos. The Sherrif then issued several fines including one to Angus for lateness and one to Jim Wylie who was also awarded the Tammie for viewing inappropriate material! Bruichladdich were given Doddie for the day. We actually left the Glengary hotel at 9am on the 3.5 hour journey and stopped for a short coffee break just after crossing the impressive 17.9km long Conderation Bridge which links New Brunswick to PEI and only took 3 years to build. We arrived in Montague at 12.40pm and booked into our hotel which was a short walk from the ice rink. In the event we were dropped off by bus and greeted by local organiser George Coke, a broom arch and pipe music. We were then piped onto the ice, sang Flower of Scotland before the formal welcome by George Coke. Bruichladdich had a resounding 16 shot win and Tamnavulin with new skip Doug Wilson a 2 shot win. Jura and Fettercairn battled hard against opposition who hardly missed a shot and the Montague curlers came out well on top with the overall score being plus 3 shots to the tourists. It was agreed on the journey to Montague to change plans and dress in Number Ones which we did at the hotel before returning for a splendid banquet. Before eating we heard speeches from George Coke, mayor of Montague Debbie Johnson and club President Thomas Annear. The splendid meal included a starter of mussels and oysters all served to us by eight sisters! Frank Ross delivered a very comprehensive and polished vote of thanks, before we were entertained by two local musicians. We replied with our six man sketch, I have a dream, lucky shots and tour song all of which were very well received. After several more drinks we started to drift back to the hotel with the final few being packed in to local Al’s truck for the short was a great day in spite of the long drive.