Launching a new concept, (read change) is NEVER EASY, and the launch of the very first IP (Inter Provincial) was no exception!! In red below, is the heading on promotional material we had in circulation.
CANADA’S FIRST INTER PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT
LOCATION: COLDWATER CURLING CLUB, ONTARIO
GET ACQUAINTED BBQ 2009-08-23-16:00
CLOSING BANQUET 2009-08-26-14:00
Stan speaking in 2009: I wish to give a special thanks to Gary Pipher and the entire Coldwater host Club. Gary capably handled all of the many details that come with hosting such an event. Accommodations, Boat Cruise, Entertainment, Food Arrangements, Preparation and maintenance of the Courts, Arranging for our Guest MPP Speaker and of course the details associated with the BBQ, the formal opening, the banquet and no doubt some items that I have overlooked. As CNSA President I was able to create the desire to bring the teams to compete, but it was Gary and the Committee that made their participation enjoyable. I must thank Lois for being the TD for this very first IP.
I have highlighted NS with two pix, not only because they placed 1st, but primarily because of their very sharp “dress”!!
I will now insert pdf files, published in the way of comments with regard to the 2009, Very First IP: Some will want to read; I believe you will enjoy!! 1st Canadian IP 2009 : IP1 CRUISE MISS MID. KIND WORDS FROM CANADA
NS SHUFFLERS TAKE HOME THE GOLD MEDAL!! Oxford NS: (staff) The Nova Scotia Men’s and Women’s Shuffleboard Teams returned home from Ontario recently sporting Gold Medals!! (Click on pic to expand!!) They were competing in an inaugural interprovincial shuffleboard tournament in Coldwater, Ontario. Team members were David and Dini Rushton of Kolbeck, Glenna, (a former Oxford girl) and David Earle from the Chester area, Doug and Pat Stockman from Berwick and Jim and Rose Irwin from Brooklyn. The team’s alternate was Jo Duthie.
Anyone wanting to learn the sport can contact the Rushtons by e-mail. The Earles are also trying to start a club in the curling arena in Chester next season. The Rushtons say the sport offers exercise, socializing and a whole lot of fun. It’s for any age.
The Nova Scotia Team called themselves the Bluenosers and sported Nova Scotia tartans, and yes, blue noses for the tournament.”
The GOLD MEDALIST group in the margin, from left to right are: Jim Irwin, Rose Irwin; Doug Stockman, Pat Stockman; David Rushton, Dini Rushton; Jo Duthie; Glenna Earle and David Earle.
NOTE FROM THE SHUFFLER: This article appeared in the local newspaper. Information was supplied by David Rushton. Please follow David’s example!! If you wish to promote shuffleboard in your community, preparing and submitting an article like this is one of the very best methods!! 2009 09 07.
Stan writing on 2017 07 05. I hope to have coverage from the 5th IP beginning Monday, July 10th, 2017. (Lois and I will be touring Newfoundland and Labrador!!) Stan McCormack.