Women’s Hockey Team, 1919

Women’s Hockey Team, 1919. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Betty Cameron. Excerpted from Stanley-Blackwell & MacLean (2004, p. 239): There was a female team as early as 1900. By 1920 … two women’s teams were organized: the Ice Sickles and the Fleetfoot. … Antigonishers packed the rink to witness the Ice Sickles’s first game […]

Tossing the caber, Highland Games, 1940

Terry Thompson, Tossing the caber, Highland Games, 1940. Photographer: Ronnie Jaques. Courtesy of National Archives of Canada e10979681. Source: Library and Archives Canada/Ronny Jaques fonds/e010979681   http://www.antigonishhighlandgames.ca/the-scottish-heavy-events/ Caber Toss Out of all of the Scottish heavyweight events, the caber toss is the most known and certainly the most   popular. The competitor must “pick” (pick up) the […]

Antigonish Curling Club formed around 1850, c 1883-1884

Antigonish Curling Club formed around 1850, c 1883-1884. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald. Member Names on Virtual Gallery. A letter on the letterhead of The Union Fire Insurance Company Limited of Paris, France from F. N. Arnaud of Annapolis Royal to Alex MacGillivray, Antigonish, dated 13th June, 1931, describes Antigonish’s first […]