The Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon, The First End


Size: 4ft. x 54ft.

Location: The Red Deer Curling Rink upper lounge, Red Deer, Alberta.
Client: The Lampard family of Red Deer.
Surface: Plywood (Crezon) panels.

The Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon, The First End
is the first of two murals commissioned for the Red Deer Curling Rink . The subject of the murals is from the W.O. Mitchell story of the same name, well known on the prairies, particularly among curling enthusiasts.

The story concerns a curling game between a team from a small prairie town skipped by Willie MacCrimmon

and the Devil's team from hell including Judas Iscariot at lead, Guy Fawkes 2nd, MacBeth 3rd, and the devil (Old Cloutie) skipping

The stakes are The Canadian championship on the one hand and Willie MacCrimmon's soul on the other.
The signs in the background
name significant local contributors to the curling club.







CLICK HERE FOR A VIRTUAL WALK-BY OF THIS MURAL.