10 Yrs. Ago; Archival Item #6. The Blackstock Spring Fling.

01 Giraffes Win 1st Ritesco Cup

10 Yrs. Ago!!


This overview, this explanation, this background to the Scugog Spring Fling/Ritesco Cup has been written after our withdrawal from active involvement in the organizational aspect of the event. (Circa Aug of 2006 we withdrew)

Already the detail is slipping from my memory but the many files allow the recreation of many of the details >> at least for the 2005 and 2006 events.

During this period, 2005 and 2006, I was Club President (of the Scugog Shuffleboard Club, Blackstock, ON)  and Lois was interested ,willing and able to organize and do much of the work with regard to the Hall Arrangements, i.e. all aspects related to Breakfast and Lunch, as well as the most successful Reception/Awards Presentation which took place immediately following the wind-up on Day 2 of the event. Lois was also the TD for the 2006 Event. Club members brought the traditional food and some of the “goodies”; while we purchased some >> from funds either from the Shuffler, or from Ritesco, (Ken) e.g. punches >> alcoholic and non-alcoholic.   For the lunches, again Club members contributed >> but Lois was the maker of the delicious Hot Soup which went over so well. For 2005 and 2006 (May 30 & May 31st) we rented the Hall adjacent the arena. It was a terrific location, it was a terrific idea, and it was a terrific success!  Our daughter Michelle assisted Lois for both the 1st and 2nd Spring Flings.

As players came in for the commencement of the event, they were assigned to a round table in the Hall; all members of the pre-determined teams were at the same table; total of 8 i/c the Captain. The Captain, also pre-determined, had an opportunity to explain some of the game details, while team members were getting to know each other.

Mayor Marilyn Pearce opened the event in 2005. In 2006 we had Mayor Pearce at our President’s Hall of Fame Dinner ~~ also held in the Hall. In 2005 the Banquet/Dinner as well as the CNSA AGM was held in a Blackstock Church. In 2006 the CNSA AGM was held in the “Old Twp. Hall” (beside the cenotaph) >> worked well and the atmosphere of the Twp. Hall was excellent. In each case, 2005 and 2006, we hosted a BEEF BBQ at Michelle and Greg Snoddon’s, our daughter. This event was a part of the registration and only those who were not playing were asked to pay >> believe we asked for $5.00. Ritesco** covered the cost of the BBQ. It was these “xtra events”; the BBQ; the provision of breakfast and lunch in the Hall; the Hall itself; the Banquet and the President’s Dinner culminating with the most popular Reception, that together made the Scugog Spring Flings the huge success acclaimed by all who participated.

** Ritesco is a company owned by our oldest son,  Ken McCormack.   

Stan 2006 10 22.  Slide Shows you may like: http://photopeach.com/album/17ov8se       http://www.cnsahof.org/   I am now giving you a pdf file, the actual file I wrote at the conclusion of the 1st (2005) Spring Fling:  As the 2005 Spring Fling Ends   

Post Script:  Not that I need to explain, but I note in re-reading my article, that I speak exclusively about the enjoyment; the food; the facility; and while reading, I think about the many participants.   2015 02 15.  The pic at the top of the page is that of the Winning Team,  Captained by Max Tate.  Lois is Presenting the Ritesco Cup to Max.

See this Slide Show:  http://photopeach.com/album/kuwnu2

Stan McCormack, 2015 02 17.

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2 Responses to 10 Yrs. Ago; Archival Item #6. The Blackstock Spring Fling.

  1. Max & Ruth Tate says:

    Thank you Lois & Stan. Those were great events. As we recall, we stayed in Lindsay.


  2. stanistheman says:

    Hi Max and Ruth!! Indeed, I believe you, and most of the others, did in fact stay in Lindsay. Thanks for the comment vis-à-vis the enjoyment of the event(s). I continue to believe that Team Events are truly enjoyable!! The CNSA would be well advised to consider something similar!!


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