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

SPORTS                                                                 Rae Roberts

 Although our winter seasonal Unit sports are quickly winding down, activity in the games room is and will be very active. The leagues will soon be into their play-off and finals stage followed by their year-end banquets. Relating to this, I would like to, in advance, congratulate and thank all sports participants (win, lose or draw) for their loyal participation and gamesmanship throughout this 2018-2019 season, as well as the sports chairs and their committees, I greatly appreciate and thank each player who competes in league play and annual sports events. You make these leagues strong and viable and for that you also make Unit #283 what it is “The Friendly Club”.

 Command Tournaments recently held were Cribbage in Selkirk, Curling in Brandon and Ladies Shuffleboard at Rockwood. The crib team of: Sam Kaban, Fern Scanlon, Darlene McWilliams and Weldon Hiebert came in 3rd place at this event

. The curling teams of: Bill Sadler (2nd place ‘B’ side), Al Sersdynski and Dan Dott represented 283. After some close competition, the results at this bonspiel are:

‘A’ Side winner Unit #303 2nd place Unit #1
 ‘B’ side winner Unit #60 2nd place Unit #283
‘C’ side winner Unit # 10 2nd place Unit #10

Command Ladies Shuffleboard was held in Unit #303 and after a long day of competition, the Unit #283 team of Faye Davidson, Linda O’Brian, Sandra Seal and Sandra Penner finished in 3rd place, which is always a challenge on ‘Wayne’s Boards’.

 With these recent tournaments, these Unit teams have added 6 points to the Command Shield bringing Unit #283 to a total of 35 with one event yet to be completed.

 A darts charity fundraiser was held in the Sports and John Thompson rooms on March 2nd and was a great success. I know the players had a fine day of competition and bent a few elbows as well as throwing some darts.

 Current and upcoming sports events are:

*The Canadian Western Regional Snooker qualifier held in the games room on Saturday, March 23rd from 10 am until 6 pm.

 *On Saturday, March 30th at 10:00 am the qualifier for the Command Triathlon will be held. The Command Triathlon itself is on the 13th of April at 9:00 am hosted by Unit #283.

 *A qualifier for the upcoming Top Gun Snooker Tournament at the Manitoba Club is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th at 10 am with the event scheduled on the 13th of April.

 *The semi-annual Can-Am Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 1st at Bel Acres Golf & Country Club. Sign up notices will be posted on the bulletin boards which will include the prices for golf, carts, dinner and guest tickets.

*The annual Over 55+ vs the Unit Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st Further information will be posted on the Over 55 and sports room bulletin boards. Please make note of this event, we would love to keep it going for many more years to come. It is a great day. *Notices will be posted in the Unit Newsletter and bulletin boards following confirmation and schedule dates & times for the World Billiards Tournament this summer. A very high class of player participating at this event includes numerous world champions. This event will broadcast worldwide throughout the internet. Come out, watch and learn how the game is played by some of the world’s best. There was a Unit sports meeting Wednesday, March 27th in the boardroom with discussion on league play-offs, year end banquets and financials as well as upcoming summer events.

 If I don’t see you, have a wonderful spring and summer and enjoy every day you can with your family and friends as long as you can, in ‘The Great White North’



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2015 - 2016 Sports Year
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