Fonds jhse-51 - Menorah Curling Club fonds

Menorah Curling Club Building. Menorah Curling Club Interior. Shim Laskin & Michael Comay.

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Menorah Curling Club fonds

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B'nai Brith Menorah Curling Club

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JHSE jhse-51

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  • 1947-1999 (Creation)
    Menorah Curling Club

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20 cm of textual records. -- 36 photographs.

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The Menorah Curling Club came into existence in 1947 with the amalgamation of the sports committees of the two separate B'nai Brith lodges in Edmonton: Lodge #732 and Lodge #2061. The original club had 56 members under the leadership of Shim Laskin. The club competed with other Jewish curling clubs in bonspiels across the Western provinces. In the fall of 1951, the club built its own building, thanks to a loan and the purchase of $25,000 in shares by club members. A unique aspect of the building was that the finishing touches were completed by volunteer club members. Interest in curling began to wane in 1962, and the facility was eventually sold in 1969. The Club's financial affairs were eventually wound up in 1994 when the remaining shares were distributed to members, who then donated them to various charities.

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The fonds consists of materials created by the Menorah Curling Club from 1947-1999, including a history, programs, legal documents, newspaper clippings, minutes (1959-1994), and photographs.

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Donated by Shim Laskin, former President of the Club, in 1999. Minutes donated by David Levine in 2011.


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  • The material is in English.

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Additional material may be found in the First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds held by JAHSENA.<br><br>Record No. MCC.99.1;MCC.11.1<br><br>

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