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

SPORTS                                                                 Rae Roberts

It is great to see all Unit sports leagues in full swing and the members of each league enjoying their season thus far. Seems we just began a new year of competition and we will soon be nearing our Christmas break. At our most recent sports meeting held in the boardroom, we discussed holding a fun sports day of events in the games room. The particular past ‘life’ member of this Unit that we plan to name this sporting event after is Gerry Poitras. As some of you may know, Gerry was highly involved it Unit sports in one capacity or other. He and his son Lorne revived the snooker league in the old club and ran it for a number of years. When we moved to our present location, Gerry not only played in the snooker leagues (men and seniors) and shuffleboard league but also did all the cleaning and maintenance of both leagues equipment and tables. He manufactured various tools and holders as well as welding and fixing the chairs throughout the Unit and other un-charged Unit repairs, strictly as a volunteer. Another unseen member who just did what was needed.

So........in relation to the above mentioned sports event, I propose to name this event ‘The KICK ASS’ Tournament (in Gerry style) involving pool game named ‘Horse’ shuffleboard game ‘Horse-collar’ and darts ‘Shoot the Ass’. If you knew Gerry, you would understand why, as he had the wildest ‘leg kick’ when he played....enough said.

Although this is just in the planning stages, I hope players from the leagues (and any member of 283) would like to come out on Saturday, January 5th from 1000 hrs – 1600 hrs. for a bit of fun. The plan is to have enough participation to justify a luncheon as well as either cash and/or novelty prizes. We will discuss a nomi-nal entrants fee just to cover expenses. If any member has a suggestion, I plan to have another tournament meeting shortly, just let me know what may work.

In Command events, darts was held in Portage la Prairie Unit #13 on Saturday, October 13th where un-fortunately certain tournament rules were not adhered to by the host Unit. However, the team of Daniel Mac-Donald, Rick McDonald, Cris Parei and Dave Duncan managed to place 3rd in this event and added 2 points to the Unit’s defence of the Manitoba N/W Ontario Command Shield. On behalf of the members, thank you for representing the Unit at this event.

Ladies Command Darts was held at Rockwood Unit #303 on Saturday, October 26th at 1000 hrs. The team of Kerry Miller, Loretta Cournyior, Sharon Bugden and Tanis Grist more than aptly represent our Unit at this tournament and finished a strong 2nd. Thank you ladies, the Unit gained 3 more points towards the Shield. Unfortunately I was not able to attend as I (along with a colour party) represented Unit #283 as part of the opening ceremonies for the ‘Manitoba Heroes Gala’ held in the Club Regent Casino.

The next qualifier tournament, the Biathlon, will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1000 hrs. in the games room. Unit #283 will be the host Unit for this Command event on Saturday, November 24th at 1000 hrs.

2018 MANITOBA N/W PROVINCIAL 2019
COMMAND SHIELD POINTS
UNIT #283
Event Date Finish Points Total
SPORTS
MEN/LADIES/SENIOR GOLF
JUNE 23
2/2/2-FINISH
3/3/3-POINTS
9-TOTAL

REGULAR SNOOKER
SEPT 15
2-FINISH
3-POINTS
12-TOTAL

REGULAR DARTS
OCT 13
3-FINISH
2-POINTS
14-TOTAL

LADIES DARTS
OCT. 26
2-FINISH
3-POINTS
17-TOTAL
         







                              

 

League Links

Snooker

Darts

Shuffleboard

Cribbage

Golf

Curling

 


 


2015 - 2016 Sports Year
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