Posted on Nov 27, 2018

Jim used his Sgt-at-Arms opportunity to give a brief overview of his experience as a part of the 2018 Canada to Scotland Rotary Curling Tour. He noted the rewards, value and unique aspects of the tour and thanked his Rotary hosts as well as those in the club who had supported his great experience. Happy Bucks offered for each one. Shown here is Jim with the 'Bob Mackintosh TransAtlantic Rotary Curling Quaich' won by the 2108 Canadian team for the first time in 8 years.

 

 

quaich is a special kind of shallow two-handled drinking cup or bowl in Scotland.  This cup of friendship has been used throughout the centuries to offer a welcoming drink in the form of whisky or brandy at clan gatherings and family occasions as well as to greet friends and visitors. The two handles make the Quaich an ideal cup for sharing and incorporates trust between the giver and the receiver who could be friends, family, lovers or even strangers. A Quaich should always be offered so that the receiver can hold both lugs, making it impossible for the drinker to use any weapons.