Horseshoe club returns to pitch in Powell River

Powell River Horseshoe Pitching Club returns to the outdoor court at Powell River Recreation Complex for an open house from 9 am to noon on Sunday, April 14. Doughnuts and refreshments will be served as the club celebrates its 36th year.

This club is open for all people who want to test their skills, have some fun, and listen for the sound of that first ringer, according to club treasurer Lorraine Hubick.

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“If you have no idea what horseshoe pitching is, now is the time to start watching the pendulum swing, releasing the shoe, sailing 30 to 40 feet down the court right onto that peg,” said Hubick.

Participants are asked to come in comfortable clothing, but open-toed footwear is not allowed. There is no cost to students 17 years old and under.

The BC Horseshoe Association member club hosts regular team competitions throughout the season and trophies are handed out at the end of the year at an awards banquet.

“There are a number of fellow members who come and take part in our two tournaments of the year, as well as locals travelling out of town to challenge them in their clubs,” said Hubick.

Drop-in play takes place every Sunday morning from 9 am to noon.

“We make up partners for teams,” said Hubick. “You’re always pitching with a new partner.”

League action takes place from 6 to 9 pm every Thursday night.

“We love to see spectators,” added Hubick.

For more information, call Hubick at 604.485.5589 or Margie Woloschuk at 604.485.4804.

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