Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Saint Patrick's Day you SHUFFLEBUMS!

What a beautiful day to wear green on the courts. Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone.

Strut your stuff Kathy!

Top of the morning to you too Allan!

You even look the part Mo

Dapper Dave

Last Pizza Lunch & Rene's Surprise

Yesterday March 16/17 was our last pizza lunch for this season, and 74 members & guests signed in for this event.
The shielded Pavilion was a welcome sight after shuffling for 1 1/2 hours in 90F/32C temperatures
Thank you Dionne, Marg and Nancy for serving up the delicious fare.

Rene recognized Robin for all his random acts of kindness. Applause!!
Thank you Rene from all the Team & Members for the awesome year!

Yes Monsieur Rene, the cartoonist from British Columbia via Alberta drew a great caricature of you. Thanks for the memories!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Bowling Pin Shuffleboard

Bowling Pin Shuffleboard

Bowling Pin Shuffleboard has existed in Palm Creek for many years. Barb Stolz shares that Gina & James Johnson started the game when they were here. Barb has carried on the tradition since 1999 when she remembers begging pins fom a local alley. Well done Barb!

Bowling Pin Shuffleboard is played for money. It costs you $1.00 for the buy-in and quarters to pay the pot everytime you knock over the pin. Every Sunday at 1pm you can try your skill at the courts and maybe leave with a few extra dollars. Bowling Pin Shuffleboard is played like regular shuffleboard games except that you draw for a new court after your 1st game. If you were yellow in the 1st game you will be yellow again in the second. The winning team (either yellow or black) will split the money.

Getting ready for play this Sunday when the temperatures are 30C/ 86 F

Yep, that IS a real bowling pin!

Lovin' the hat Amos

I know, you did not knock it down Dave!

Bringing your own portable umbrella is a great idea!

Oh, oh, someone needs to feed the pot another quarter and subtract 10 points from their score

"Now this wayward disc that knocked down the pin is taken out of play and not counted, right?".....right!

Yes Norb, the guilty must pay the "kitty" and I doubt if that is your last quarter!!


That hat gets around for use on you hatless gamblers. Keep hydrated too!!

Marg dividing up the winnings for 12 gamblers as there were 12 members that drew yellow colors. (6 courts were in action)

Close game! And the notice the star by the Black rectangle at the top. That signifies a win for the Black team in the 1st game

Seeking shade. And alas, it was a tie and the monies are carried over to next week! See you then.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


So many ideas and helping hands inevitably leads to a well organized players' shed.

Finally a cupboard for storing items necessary for pizza days. Lots of room for coffee cups, coffee, etc 

I like how there is a designated place for everything.

Thank you Santa! We all know who you are!!!

We only have room for 64 players. Anita is an optimist??