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Canadas oldest Veterans Organization
Established in 1840

SPORTS                                                                 Rae Roberts

The few remaining 2019-2020 sports events for Unit qualifying and Command level tournaments are sched-uled after publication of this March Unit newsletter. These events are being held during this month, will continue into mid-April and conclude with the final event, the Triathlon Tournament. I will therefor congratulate and thank, in advance, the Unit members who qualified and represented Unit #283 in these tournaments. The results from these events will be reported in the April and May newsletters along with the Unit’s final standing on the Provincial Command Shield.

Regarding Unit #283’s defence of the Provincial Command Shield, we currently stand in first place with a to-tal of 28 points. With the upcoming Curling Bonspiel on March 6th, 7t, & 8th plus the Ladies Shuffleboard on March 14th, Cribbage on March 28th and then the Triathlon on April 18th., we should be able to maintain our lead in this 2019-2020 sports year.

My usual comment regarding Provincial Command Tournaments and Unit #283 sports events is and always will be that any paid up 283 member can sign up for a sports event and participate in events hosted by the Unit or one of the sports leagues. I repeat this monthly.....YOU DO NOT have to be a member of a sports league to play in tournaments, qualifying or otherwise.

I have asked Darryl Yeo to be Unit Tournament Chairman and assist Unit Sports Vice Chair Mike Ottenbreit in forming a committee to study and format various future sporting events. We are currently planning more fun sports events prior to the end of this winter sports season and to continue fun events during the summer months. Rick Thain, a member of the Men’s and Senior Snooker Leagues, holds weekly pool/snooker events during the summer months that are open to any interested Unit member. All we require is more participation from our comrades in the Unit to make these events successful. So.........don’t be shy.......give it a try. Even if you think you do not stand a chance...so what...it gets you out of the house and avoid ’winter cabin fever’ and ‘the summer blues’. In conclusion, take a chance on something different in your life, you might surprise your-self and have a good time.

On the other side of the coin, I continually try to inform members of the sports leagues and casual players of the advantages in being a card holding member of this Unit. Simply put, there are many items of interest and numerous benefits available to you as a Unit member, preferred booking for private or company functions in the club-rooms and main hall are only one of the many perks that we offer members and guests. Just call the Unit for details and inquire how we may assist you in planning your upcoming functions or events.

On behalf of the Unit, congratulations to the Senior Snooker Team of Barry Burns, Al Sankiw, Rick Thain and Paul Maier for winning the Command Tournament in Brandon on Saturday, February 8th. With this latest win, it now gives the Unit 28 points towards defence of the 2019-2020 Provincial Command Shield.

Good luck to the four rinks representing Unit #283 at the Manitoba N/W Ontario Provincial Command 64th. Curling Bonspiel on the 6th 7th & 8th of March being hosted by John Osborn Unit #1 at the Thistle Curling Club. In the next Unit newsletter I will publish names and standings from this annual event.

Unit qualifying for the Provincial Command Cribbage Tournament at Rockwood Unit #303 will be held on Thursday, March 12th at 7:30pm. Good luck to those who qualify and I will see you at Unit #303 on the 28th of March.

Last but not least, the Ladies Shuffleboard Team consisting of Linda O’Brien, Sandra Seal, Faye Davidson and Shirley Lyon will be heading to Brandon to represent the Unit at the Provincial Command Ladies Shuffle-board Tournament on Saturday, March 14th at Unit #10. Best of luck ladies and have a great weekend.



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