The Detroit Curling Club Royal Order of Sinners men's club promotes fellowship and camaraderie on and off the ice while creating benefits and lasting experiences.
About the Sinners
The Detroit Curling Club Royal Order of Sinners organized in 1951. The Detroit Curling Club Royal Order of Sinners men's club promotes fellowship and camaraderie on and off the ice while creating benefits and lasting experiences. Several Sundays during the curling season, the Sinners hold morning meetings. For a nominal fee, participants indulge in a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, mushrooms, and toast. Finger foods and eye-opening libations are served while the meal is being prepared. Stories, jokes, truths, and lies are shared and enjoyed during the meal. Following breakfast, the Sinner's Hymn, "Softly and Tenderly," fills the air and lifts the spirits. A bountiful raffle that consists of donations provided by meeting attendees is held following breakfast. On occasion, a special item comes into the possession of the Sinner's and a lively auction follows. Proceeds from the breakfasts, raffles, and auctions are channeled back into The Club. Two of the Sinner's events are open to both male and female participants. Entry into the Sinners occurs after a man attends three meetings and brings an item for the raffle table to his third meeting.
Kitchener-Waterloo Granite/Detroit Curling Exchange
A Curling Tradition Since 1917
Beginning in 1917 an annual exchange began between the Detroit Curling Club and the Kitchener-Waterloo curling Club. The Plattsville Curling Club participation began later and they now host this event with the KW Granite Club when Detroit Curlers travel to Canada. When the Exchange began, travel entailed horses, trains and boats - at least a week long adventure. Fortunately, this is now a weekend event.
A more detailed description of The Exchange as well as photos of exchanges through the decades can be viewed at: http://kwgranite.com/exchange/
Schedule of Events 2018-2019
Morning meetings for the 2018-2019 Detroit Curling Club Royal Order of Sinners are as follows:
K-W Exchange - Part I: November 9, 10, 11, 2018. Our brothers from across the border travel for the first half of our annual exchange. The breakfast will be held on Sunday November 11 and is open to all male members, whether they are exchange participants or not.
Mixed-Up Sinners: December 16, 2018. Open to both men and women. The ladies sure make the Holiday songs sound nice!
Toast to the Club: January 1, 2019. Sponsored in part by the DCC Sinner's. Open to all Club members. The gathering begins at 11:00AM and light finger fare is served. The Toast to The Club is made at 12:00PM followed by Auld Lang Syne.
Robbie Burns: January 27, 2019. Traditional Scottish breakfast pastries enhance the already delightful breakfast fare. The haggis and Robert Burns' Toast to the Haggis are sure to leave a lasting memory.
Sweetheart Sinners: February 17, 2019. Open to both men and women. Bring your wife or your girlfriend...just don't bring them both at the same time...
K-W Exchange - Part II: March 15, 16, and 17, 2019: The breakfast on March 17, 2019 is held in Plattsville, Ontario.
Last Chance Sinners: April 14, 2019: This is our last meeting of the year and your last chance to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie until the fall.