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

SPORTS                                                                 Rae Roberts

Although regular season Unit league play has already been concluded, a number of these leagues are holding ‘Summer Fun Events’. These sporting events are open to all members and guests to come out to the Unit for some fun competition and camaraderie. You do not have to be a seasoned player to enjoy a few hours with your friends or to meet new comrades. There are notices and/or signup sheets on the games room bulletin boards for Ladies Snooker/Pool, Fun Darts, and Open Snooker/Pool with each event scheduled on it’s own day and time. These are all evening events, although the Senior Snooker fellas have daytime golf followed by a snooker get together.

Please don’t forget that the Cribbage League continues during the summer months, so come on out Thursday evenings (other than Unit meetings) for a chance to showcase your crib skills and earn a few extra coins. An-nouncements and notices are advertised regarding any change of date or time.

It was my honour to host the recently held semi-annual Can-Am Golf Tournament between ANAF Unit #283 and VFW Post #3817 East Grand Forks, MN. Although our numbers are gradually dwindling, those who par-ticipated thoroughly enjoyed not only the golfing but the get together with long-time friends from south of the border. Seems an habitual theme whereas they win up here and we win down there. Undoubtedly a rare and uncommon coincidence. Pictures can be found on pages 20 and 21.

My heartfelt thanks to those who prepared, set up, served the dinner and cleaned up after dinner. Although we were short-handed it went off without a hitch. To Unit Sports Secretary Donna Hartie, a special thank you for helping me with shopping and preparing for this event. To volunteers Linda O’Brien, Linda Meservey, Faye Davidson and last but not least Reg Hartie who BBQ’d the steaks, I say you all deserve a huge mention and my personal thanks for making this event a success. As I was unable to get out to the course, my thanks to President Len Cook for looking after the registration fees and carts for this event.

Hopefully, we will see all our comrades from VFW #3817 when they host us on August 26th. When I receive conformation regarding the golf course location and hotel accommodation I will post the information in the games room with a sign up sheet.

Please note that sign up sheets are posted on the games room bulletin board regarding Unit #283 Golf Qualifier for the Provincial Command Golf Tournament. This year’s Qualifier and Command Tournament arecombined events featuring Ladies, Men’s and Senior players participating on the same date and time. When you sign up please state which league you are intending to qualify with so we can alert Command. The Quali-fier date is June 24th with tee off at 11:00am out at Meadows Golf Course. As Unit #283 is hosting this Com-mand event on July 22nd dinner and presentations will be held in the John Thompson Room.

The annual Over 55 vs the Unit Golf Tournament is scheduled and sign up sheets with information is posted in the games room and on the Over 55 bulletin board. This event is hosted by the Over 55 club so please join in and enjoy a great day of golf and camaraderie with lunch back at the Unit. Hope to see you there.

The next Unit Sports meeting will be held on July 24th at 7:00 pm in the Boardroom. Hope to see you there to present all year end financials and a successfully completed 2016-2017 year.




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2015 - 2016 Sports Year
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