Welcome to Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 Winnipeg
Canadas oldest Veterans Organization
Established in 1840

PRESIDENT’S REPORT                                  Len Cook

I hope that all Members had a very enjoyable summer. It was a very busy summer for Unit 283 starting with a successful Canada Day Celebration July 1st, our Anniversary July 15th and finally the sale of the property at 3586 Portage,Ave. we will see many changes as the building next door will become parking for the Ford Employees. This will also be available fo parking for Unit 283 Members  after 5:00pm Mon-Fri and all day Saturday and Sunday. this will be a big help to us as the YMCA has asked that we not use their parking lot as overflow parking.

At the same time, we are going to fix the area to the west of our building. The asphalt is cracked and crumbling in spots so this is a good time for us to have it repaired.

I and 11 other golfers plus 8 guests went to Grand Forks for part 2 of the Annual Can/Am Golf Tournament. As usual, the comradery and the hospitality were second to none. Everyone had a good time and the weather even cooperated, eventually. Thank you to all of our American friends for hosting us and we look forward to seeing you here in June.
With the coming of September we see the return of our in-house sports leagues. I want to welcome all players back and wish you well during the winter season. Also, starting in September the Winnipeg Rack and Cue Club will be using our facilities one Saturday evening a month for Snooker. They will be paying to use the tables and this will give us some extra income on quiet nights, I welcome their Members to Unit 283. We might get some new Members.

The Unit Executive will be looking at things that need to be addressed in the Unit. The pylon sign is desperately in need of repair and up-grade and we are getting quotes for this work. We also had repairs done to the doors on our cooler and this was long overdue. We will keep everyone informed about any work being done.

A big thank you to Marg Rixen for generously donating the new BBQ to the Unit. Thanks Marg.

September also sees the return of our General Meetings after our summer break. Remember, the September General Meeting is Thursday Sept. 21st at 7:00 pm. I hope to see many Members outto our Meetings. Please check the usual places for all up-coming events and try to attend as many as possible.

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