It gives me great pleasure to nominate Barb Pipher, my friend, to the CNSA HOF, Special Awards Category.
Barb has been a silent and effective supporter of the CNSA since the Coldwater Club began in 2005. I first met Barb at a tournament in Chatham Ontario in the mid-1990s and will always remember her infectious smile, and warm welcome to ALL SHUFFLERS.
Barb with husband Gary became very interested in this sport, so much so that they decided with the help of Ross and Grace, to start looking into establishing shuffleboard in this beautiful facility we are now using. After a couple years of planning and much travel, extra work, and creating enough outside interest, the deal was done and out came the paint cans for courts, followed by the discs and cues. In support of this rather intense Club Preparation, READ WORK, Barb was equally active, ensuring the several workers were well taken care of!! Coffee, Cookies were never too far from the scene!
Barb travelled with Gary to Other Communities, always helping whenever a new facility came on the scene!! Thinking of Fergus and Picton in particular.
Barb has been Treasurer of the Coldwater shuffleboard club and has worked tirelessly at the annual CNSA tournaments, organizing, and the past few years, assisting the tournament director at these functions. Barb and Gary travel to and support all the CNSA and OSA Summer tournaments. When they are wintering in Florida, Canadian shuffleboard is always front and center, new ideas on how and what for the upcoming CNSA events. Barb has been actively involved in Planning and Organizing the current CNSA tournament as well as being a member of the Organizing Committee for the 33rd ISA World Championship in Midland this Aug.
FROM WEST TO EAST THEY HAVE TRAVELLED: Barb and Gary travelled to High River AB to fully support the CNSA IP tournament being held in the West in 2011, and also attended the IP in Dieppe NB in 2013.
It gives me great pleasure to Nominate Barb Pipher, my friend to the CNSA Special Awards Category of the CNSA Hall of Fame.
Induction took place at the CNSA Banquet in Coldwater on 2014 05 27 To See Slide Show: http://photopeach.com/album/15dqdge