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Cleaning the shuffleboard court


Charlie Loiselle - Our Story

In the summer of 2016 two strangers met playing shuffleboard in Innisfail Alberta. The two fellows were Pat Wilson and Charlie Loiselle. On one of their commutes to a tournament Pat Wilson uttered the words - "we should have a shuffleboard club in Edmonton".  Apparently, Charlie was listening, and a seed was planted. During the balance of the week Charlie and Pat got some names of people who might be interested in helping with this project. Grace Lintz was one of those names. Charlie contacted Grace and found out she had once tried to get a club started in Edmonton. Grace had many names and phone numbers still in her possession from that project and volunteered to contact them.  From there, while Charlie was searching the greater Edmonton area looking for a possible home for this shuffleboard club, he inadvertently stopped by to visit his accountant, Tim Donnelly. Upon hearing Charlie's story about starting a shuffleboard club, Tim suggested Charlie talk to one of his other clients, "The Ottewell Curling Club".  A meeting between Charlie and Rick Kravontka, the Manager of the curling club, was quickly arranged and in no time they had an agreement in principle to play court shuffleboard out of the Ottewell Curling Club.  We needed to test the venue so on August 16, 2016 Rob Robinson was contacted and asked to bring one of his courts down to the Ottewell Curling Club for a test run.  It was the perfect venue for the about to be new club in town!

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