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

SPORTS                                                                 Rae Roberts

 It’s been a very slow process but that bright thing in the sky is finally showing itself and making our ‘summer’ (such as it is) in Winnipeg and surrounding areas livable once again. With this strange occurrence underway, we can now enjoy some summer events and sports.

As the Unit sports leagues have concluded their seasonal play, many of the players are involved in various internal and external competitions whether it be fun or competitive events. I wish you all well and just “enjoy” every day.

Unfortunately, our semi-annual Can Am Golf Tournament with our American friends from VFW scheduled for Saturday, June 1st had to be canceled due to the lack of players from the USA. This is something we will seriously have to discuss regarding the future of this event. Although we definitely plan to hold the upcoming 30th anniversary of this tournament, we shall have to work on the promotional and participation of all in-volved. As a side note, a great big thank you goes out to those players who decided to play a round of golf on the 1st of June and keep our commitment to our golf course bookings.

Looking ahead, the date set for our annual ‘Sports-a-Rama Sign-up’ for the 2019-2020 sports season is set for Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30 pm in the Games room. Remember, be sure to bring your 2019 membership card when signing up for any of the sports leagues. Further information will be posted on the sports bulletin board and advertised in the July Unit newsletter in this regard.

There is a Unit Sports meeting/luncheon set for all Unit League Chairs and Vice Chair on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 pm out on the deck or if in-climate weather, in the Games Room. I hope to see all leagues repre-sented and please bring any thoughts or discussion(s) regarding your league including either old or new busi-ness. I will have handout information to present ie: financials, table light income, equipment repair or upgrade, discussion on guest casual play vs membership casual play etc.

At the past Provincial Command Convention, all Units bid on hosting Command Sports Tournaments for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Unit #283 bid on Regular Snooker to be held on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 and the Triathlon on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The full schedule of Command events is posted on the Sports Room bulletin board. Please consider participating in these Command Tournaments and help keep the ‘friendly competition’ alive and well in the Units throughout Manitoba North Western Ontario Provincial Command. Without your participation, we would seriously have to look at the future of some of these Command events. In conclusion, I again thank and congratulate all those Unit sports members who represented Unit #283 and won the Provincial Command Shield for 2018-2019 Command events. As defending 2017-2018 champions, your participation is greatly appreciated by your fellow comrades and we all look forward to the upcoming 2019-2020 year of sporting events. But…... please don’t rush ‘SUMMER’…….. I have to get my annual sunburn.

 Comrade President Len Cook and I (Rae Roberts, Unit #283 sports chair) were presented with the Annual Provincial Command Shield at out recent Provincial Command Convention by Command Sports Chair Angie Hourie. We would like to congratulate and thank all of our Unit #283 sports members for achieving this goal and winning the shield for the 2018-2019 sports year as defending champions from the 2917-2018 year of events.

 Again, congratulations and I know you all are looking forward to the upcom-ing sports season of 2019-2020 and will again try to defend this Command Shield on behalf of Unit #283.




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