SUMMER SEASON LOOK BACK!!
It is possible that some followers will have read the articles I will post in this series. However; as most were posted when Alf Primeau and I had the Website, and as I now have 329 “friends” on Facebook which we did not have at that time, I do hope that both “new” followers and the “not so new” followers will enjoy the articles. I will avoid some of the more controversial articles. During this period, Earl Ball, Wilbur Estes, Larry Brown and Sandy Quinn were frequent writers. DO HOPE YOU ENJOY!! Stan
AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT ENTHUSIASM, ORGANIZATION AND “good ole” HARD WORK CAN ACHIEVE!!
Members of the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club are enjoying a fellowship that is only to be found after a good game of Shuffleboard.
The Coldwater Club opened its doors on May 11 of this year and has already grown to 45 members. We have people like Bill and Loraine Pollock and Doug and Lottie Bell who travel twice a week from Wasaga Beach to play shuffleboard in Coldwater, and then there is also the dedication of Peter and Erika Berg who drive down from north of Parry Sound.
The Bergs / Bells and Pollocks are very active shuffleboard players during the winter months in Florida, and playing two days a week in Coldwater helps to keep their skills honed for the competitions of Florida.
Peter and Erika Berg are part of the selected team representing Canada and will be playing in the International Shuffleboard Games later this summer at Lakeside, OHIO.
From April to October the Bergs live at their summer home on Georgian Bay which is only accessible by water. They must travel by boat to the marine landing, get in their car and then drive 140 miles round trip to Coldwater to play shuffleboard. “NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL DEDICATION”. Hats off to the Bergs!!
The Coldwater Club can also boast having a very special senior Lady of Shuffleboard. 91 year old Ruth Addison of Orillia has played shuffleboard for many years in the Clearwater area of Florida, but now enjoys playing twice a week in Coldwater. Although Ruth has not been going to Florida during the winter for several years, she notes that the fundamentals of the game of shuffleboard are still the same , but the atmosphere and the friendly warm feeling she gets at the Coldwater Club is different than most clubs. After every day of shuffleboard the members gather in the Clubhouse for an active après shuffle time. Coffee / soft drinks / cake and cookies are always the big hit of the day and it allows everyone time to unwind before driving home.
Today was a very special day for the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club when Sherry Lawson of Casino Rama dropped by and presented the Club with a cheque for $250.00. The club wishes to thank the Casino Rama and Sherry for their generous donation and according to the ” Piphers ” the money will be put to good use in purchasing much needed supplies for the Shuffleboard Club.
You are no doubt interested in the game of shuffleboard if you are reading this article, and the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club wish to extend an invitation to anyone who reads this to drop by for a free day of shuffleboard and coffee if you are ever in the Coldwater area.
Games are played on Tue and Thu at 1:pm in the Curling arena just one block off the main street of Coldwater. “Just tell us Stan and Alf of the Shuffler sent you”
Pix on left is of Sherry Lawson of Casino Rama presenting the cheque to Gary and Ross Pipher who along with their wives Barb and Grace organized the Coldwater Club. The 3rd pix is some of the Club Members.
Our 91 year old “Special Lady ” is third from the left in the front row of pic at top.
Thanks To Gary Pipher. 2006 06 29. (Author of the Article)
Stan’s Note: Thanks so very much for what can only be described as a Success Story!! HATS OFF TO THE TRAVELING PIPHERS OF COLDWATER, ON. If you have a story you would like posted on THE SHUFFLER, PLEASE SEND IT ALONG.