Based on the records of the Fergus Curling Club, this painting shows a scene from 1834 when men gathered outside Black¬ís Tavern to curl on the street. Although there seems to be some controversy about the claim by Fergus to be the oldest continuously operating curling club in Ontario, there can be no question of the dramatic and romantic appeal of the idea that drew me to paint this historic re-creation. I have had massive support from The Wellington County Museum in searching out the facts as well as the help of the members of the Fergus Curling Club allowing me access to their records. CLUB FUNDRAISER — YOU CAN PURCHASE THIS, OR ANY OF 600 OTHER LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTIONS, DIRECTLY FROM THIS WEBSITE, WITH A COMMISSION BEING REMITTED TO YOUR CLUB.