Every fall, numerous species of birds gather for their annual trip south. Man has decided this is good thing and so snowbirds were born. We also begin our annual trek south; more than 600,000 of us end up in Arizona. We leave behind our dislike of snow, cold and ice for these warm confines of the southern deserts. Unfortunately we also leave behind the roar of the rings, the slippery sport of curling.
To feed our need for this competition a goodly number of us take up the sport of shuffleboard. As newbees to this, my wife and I were unaware that shuffleboard tournaments have sprung up in our neck of the woods, close to Calgary. When we were told of a tournament being held in High River, Alberta we jumped at the opportunity to attend. We discovered upon arriving there a vibrant local summer league existed.
We also learned of tournaments in Innisfail, Brooks, Medicine Hat, Alberta and Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. Although we did not win at High River it gave us an opportunity to renew old friendships, and to make new ones. There were facilities available to allow us to camp in a beautiful area.
This area was enjoyed by numerous RVers from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon, and Texas. The contact person in High River is Ken Wardley at 403-652-7552 or Margaret Mowat at 403-601-2612. If you are looking for a place to spend a few days or a few weeks involved in something that is fun and also gives you a little competition, then this may be what you are looking for.
~ Linda Kerr, Kimberley, BC