Jim and Beth Allen Speak: Anticipation. One of the greatest emotions we as human beings are blessed to behold. Today Beth and I are filled with great anticipation as we roll into High River and greet our shuffling friends from all over the world.
The 37th World Championships start Monday, but in reality they begin the moment you see a friend in the hotel lobby, or maybe even in the airport. Or maybe just a Facebook post from a traveler. For I believe there are 2 events in High River- and each carries tremendous importance to us all.
The games themselves are one event, and who takes home medals are yet to be determined. Anticipation of the victory – and the optimistic spirit all competitors enjoy at this moment runs rampart to each and every player.
The second event is found in the friendships, the camaraderie, the bonding of human…
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Remember, High River AB, the location of the 37th ISA is situated right in the Wild West!! Some of you may have attended the Calgary Stampede, the epitome of Wild West Behaviour; if you have, I need say no more. The organizers of the ISA Event tell me that the “37th” will have some of the Western Spirit, some of the Western Adventure!! We, at “The Shuffler” will endeavour to capture some of that spirit, some of that adventure.
I well remember the first time I attended the Stampede, circa 55 years ago. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans led the parade! Click on pic of them to bring back memories you may have. Apparently I was keen at taking pix, even then. I insert the next two family pix to prove to you that we too, were young once. That is me with two of our sons, and next pic…
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By Kevin Rushworth
Players from around the world will soon travel to High River for the 37th International Shuffleboard Association (ISA) World Championship, and local organizers are eagerly anticipating their arrival.
Ken Wardley, vice president of the Foothills Shuffleboard Association (FSA), said they initially applied to the ISA two years ago and received confirmation of the town being the host site in October 2016.
The competition takes place at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex from July 15 to 20.
“One of the biggest things is certainly having the exposure of shuffleboard in High River (and) hopefully we’ll have a lot of spectators who will watch this international play,” he told the Times.
As reported, the club received support from Wayne Anderson, Highwood MLA, MP John Barlow and the MD of Foothills. The Town of High River granted the use…
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