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$35.00

Jam Can Curling

“Jam Can Curling” was the young people’s way of being like the grownups.  They played out on a homemade outside rink or dugout.  Empty cans were filled with sand and water and left outside to freeze.  An old spoon was sometimes placed to freeze in the middle, with its bowl part sticking out.  This served as a handle.  When they played the game, there was no target other than the skip’s broom.  Many a dispute arose over whose jam can was closest.

-Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet, Author “Heartland: A Prairie Sampler”

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495 S/N Limited Edition Print $35.00 each
Image Size: H 8″ x W 10″

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In the 40’s and 50’s, jam can curling was one of winter’s outdoor sports that young and old enjoyed out on homemade rinks or dugouts.  Empty cans were filled with sand and water and left out to freeze. Sometimes an old spoon was placed in the middle to serve as a handle.  The skips broom served as the target.

This painting was created from a photo from the Saskatchewan Archives Board.

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