The Crescent Athletic Club of Owen Sound, Ontario was envisioned and founded in 1920 by like-minded sportsmen as a viable way to bind interests, commitments and the continuance of minor sports teams in the community. Historically a not-for-profit men's organization with the aim to support local athletic teams. Today the club functions in much the same way it was originally fashioned. A place for members to meet and greet in the club rooms for drinks, camaraderie and some gifted gab. Club banquets and sports events like golf, darts and curling tournaments generate proceeds to help keep the club running and to raise donation funds for minor sports teams in Owen Sound when it is possible to do so.
One time visiting guest speaker; NHL Hall of Famer Marcel Dion said: clubs like the CAC are rare or don't exist anymore. He's right, they don't, times have changed. Customs, culture, rules of the road have all changed. A number of generations have come and gone through the club rooms and along with it the golden years it would seem. But this club remains solvent and firmly in tact with plans for continuing well into the future.
2020 will be a historic year when the Crescent Athletic Club celebrates 100 years. A rare organization with humble beginnings that has withstood years of ups and downs and the many tests of time.
New fellow members are always welcome as membership drives the club and keeps contributions going to our young men and young women's sports teams. Our founding motto is simple and has been the same from Day One.
"Play the Game"