Gary Pipher Speaks: What I failed to mention in the previous article: https://theshuffler.net/2017/11/28/welcome-to-the-shuffleboard-capital-of-ontario/ about Coldwater was that it was Rendal Bilton “President of the OSA”, who made the unexpected but excellent declaration of Coldwater being the “Shuffleboard Capital of Ontario”, and he should be commended for his acknowledgment of the never ending support the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club gives back to Shuffleboard.
The new President of the Coldwater Shuffleboard club “Carol Archer” is very keen on Shuffleboard and we look forward to her continuance of this unwavering support. For anyone who attended the OSA tournament in Coldwater last summer you will no doubt remember Carol Archer for her beautiful voice and accomplished organ playing at the opening ceremonies.
While Curling is currently ongoing in the Curling Arena the Shuffleboard Club have moved to their winter quarters, and now play on 6 roll out courts in the comfortable auditorium of the Coldwater Municipal Arena from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. The courts are always filled and several players can be seen waiting in the wings. Coffee and treats are served both in the morning and afternoon and many of the players partake in a great lunch at the Royal Canadian Legion next door.
Coldwater Shuffleboard has always provided support for other Clubs who were just starting up or need help such as : Fergus/Nobel/Picton/ Penetangushene /Puce /Bancroft/ Wasaga Beach and most recently to Jim Corbeil’s new Club in Ingersoll ; and of course the assistance the Coldwater members provided to the Canadian National Shuffleboard in hosting the 2 International Shuffleboard Tournaments in Midland Ontario.
They look forward to the OSA tournament they will host in 2018 .
Coldwater hosted the very first Inter Provincial Tournament for the CNSA and it has been a very successful tournament that is held in a different Province every two years.
Another item the Coldwater Club supported was the purchase of the OSA cargo trailer which the club backed in application for an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. To expand pix below, click once; to go even larger, click once more. (Thank You To Gary Pipher for sending along this article. Merry Christmas to the Members of the Coldwater Club