The club was established in 1929 by a group of First World War veterans living in Assiniboia, who approached the municipality for a grant to start a curling club. The first facility was built on the east side of Banting Street behind the museum building across from Superstore (re-location of the Club to its current 940 Vimy Road location was completed in 1962). The first directors were Frank Ness, Tom Corbett, H. Hunt, D. Ballantyne and R.R. Kirby.
The club was established as a war memorial hence the name, Assiniboine Memorial.
Our 50th Anniversary history book (published in 1979) has been posted online. Click here to view in your browser.
New for November, 2017: Our 75th Anniversary dinner program has been posted online (thank you to Greg Daly for bringing it to our attention and loaning us his copy). Click here to view in your browser.
Quote from the 50th anniversary program:
“Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club carries the pride of honouring these men and all others who fought for freedom in World War I and II. We are mindful of the task we have undertaken and endeavor to carry out our curling in a friendly and sportsmanlike manner. We are proud of them; we hope they would have been proud of us.”
Club colours were originally set as green and gold, but Wildewood had already selected those colours, so they changed them to White and Purple. In 1973 the club switched to gold with purple trim.
A contest was held to design the logo. It was sent to all the local schools and a design was selected. It is a man wearing a Scottish tam.