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

SPORTS                                                                 Rae Roberts

All Unit sports leagues are, as per usual, progressing along in their 2019-2020 season and getting closer to their individual Christmas breaks. During this off-time a number of these leagues are planning to hold some fun games and tournaments. As I have mentioned before, these events are always open to all Unit #283 com-rades, league member or not and as well, some sporting events are also available to non-members to come out and enjoy some winter fun. You will find advertising plus sign-up sheets posted in the games room and also announcements presented prior to any of these individual sports events. The various chairs and their commit-tees will have further detailed information about the sport they are hosting. So, if you would like to join in and either meet with some old friends or greet some new comrades, come on out for a bit of a winter distraction and avoid the blahhhsssssss.

The Manitoba N/W Ontario Provincial Command Biathlon Tournament was hosted by Rockwood Unit #303 on Saturday, November 23rd. starting at 1000 hrs. Following a full day of competition the Unit #283 team con-sisting of: Linda O’Brian, Cliff Apps, Loretta Cournyier, and Rae Roberts finished in 4th. Place extending our Command Shield points to 20 thus far into the 2019-2020 sports calendar. It is always a tricky time playing on Rockwoods ‘Wayne’ right hand boards.

The next Command event will be the 9-Ball Tournament on Saturday, November 30th at Ft. Garry Unit #60 with a starting time of 1000 hrs. Prior to this event, a qualifier was held at Unit #60 and nine Unit members competed. The following comrades Richard Urbanik, Jeff Smedvik, Clive Hjorleifson and Arthur Fox will more than aptly represent Unit #283 at this tournament. Results of this Command event will be announced and noted at a later date in a later newsletter.

….. UPDATE….unfortunately this 9-ball tournament had to be canceled due to lack of participation by enough Units. However, I thank and appreciate those above mentioned Unit members who gave the effort and held a qualifier for this event. Cancellation of tournaments is an issue that all Units in the Command will have to discuss and then decide on the future of these annual sporting events.

Although it has taken longer that expected, we hope to have the snooker table coin machines re-tooled and converted to a $1.00 upgrade with a play time of 20 minutes per loonie within the next couple of weeks. I gratefully thank Mark Buchan for investigating and contacting various suppliers and submitting their work bids towards this endeavour. The main income purpose and benefit from these coin machines is in covering the costs of table and equipment maintenance, repair and upgrades.

In conclusion, if I do not see you within the month of December, be it during a league or fun event held in the games room or at any Unit event, please enjoy the upcoming Christmas season especially with your family and friends. With this in mind, have a safe, healthy and memorable gathering with those you love. Please always remember ‘T’is also the season’ for all of us to remember and never forget how fortunate we are to live in a free and safe society provided by our fellow comrades who serve today and from those who served and have since departed’. REMEMBRANCE is more that just one day a year.




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