Comedian Shaun Majumder was in Grand Falls-Windsor this weekend to emcee the annual Salmon Dinner kicking off the 2016 Salmon Festival...
During his time on 'stage' at the "Joe", he clearly had trouble containing his enthusiasm for the 3 time defending Herder Champions - Cataracts.
We love you Shaun! [2016-07-17 16:57:05]
CATARACTS HOLD VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT
The Cataracts Hockey Club Inc. held their annual Volunteer Appreciation Night last Friday evening,July 8th at the GFW 50+Senior's Complex in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Close to thirty(30) of the regular volunteers for the Cats began the event with BBQ steaks for supper, with snacks and refreshments; and at the end of the evening a draw for numerous "appreciation" prizes.
Stan Coffin, President of the Cataracts organization spoke briefly during the event, to restate the Club's gratitude for the faithful and busy volunteer group the organization has. He highlighted the constant commitment to selling tickets for the many "Draws" the Club holds throughout the year,and running the weekly Bingos at the Royal Canaidian Legion premises all year long.
As well, there is the volunteer team of cooks and servers who provide the cooked meals and food to feed the team in their group meal every weekend the team is at home! The Executive also continues to work hard to market the team and maintain an even keel in the financial operations of the community-based team...
The many families who billet the players every home weekend were also part of the network of people the team is grateful for.
Many of those who gathered last Friday further demonstrated their commitment to the team, by working at the Club's summertime bi-weekly "Giant Bingos", just a few days later, at the Joe Byrne Stadium, the latest Bingo being held there on Tuesday,July 12th. It turned out to be the largest crowd yet for the summertime events: The continuing hard work by the volunteers, particularly at the "Giant Bingos",is not only appreciated by the team, but by the hundreds of local citizens and visitors who attend the summer Bingos. [2016-07-16 06:52:40]
ROYALS WORKING ON RESTRUCTURING FOR 2016-2017 SEASON
An emergency meeting of the Corner Brook Royals Booster Club ,last year's club management, and "interested parties" - (numbering some thirty'supporters') - was held very recently in Corner Brook with HNL representatives.
The Corner Brook gathering reviewed extensively the current financial situation, the specifics of outstanding bills, totals on significant fundraising success last season by the Booster Club, sponsor committments and what kind of budget is needed to make the 2016-2017 a reality.
The recent, public notice from Ross Coates and his management team of last season to step back from the Royals has given rise to urgent concern for the resulting operational future of the Royals for all those in the west coast city who want hockey to continue in Corner Brook. Hockey NL has been in the middle of the matter and participated in the recent "emergeny meeting" and the efforts by all to get things back on track to ensure the Royals are in the CWSHL next season.
The initial reports about the emergency meeting are that it was positive. Individuals and Booster Club personnel are now working on putting in place a required, new "leadership group". That goal is urgent and a clearer answer on what will happen to the Royals going forward is expected very soon. Time is of the essence, as one attendee reported.
The reaction to the recent developments in Corner Brook by the other three teams in the Central West Senior Hockey League was one of all team representatives being most encouraged. All three teams would prefer and desire that a four team League happen for this fall, rather than a three team circuit.
Getting clear stability on the state of affairs for the League is essential for all teams, particularly for the task of maintaiing player relationships and committment, and specifically each team's designated current "Protected Lists", so central to any senior hockey League's operations, governed and regulated by Hockey NL rules of conduct between senior Leagues in the province.
per CWSHL Communications Office [2016-06-24 16:30:20]
Cataracts Father's Day Draw Winner
The winner of the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts Father's Day Draw is Hank Strickland. He wins a Suzuki King Quad 400ASi and Tera-Pod Trailer. Approximate value $12,000+HST. Ticket #00098. Congratulations to the winner and thanks to everybody who participated. [2016-06-18 14:44:00]
CATS OFF-SEASON ACTIVITIES IN HIGH GEAR
The Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts continue to be busy in the off season.
1. the Annual Canadian Tire Golf tournament now has 24 golf teams entered - the highest number of participants ever in the tourney. The annual event being held next week is always one of the team's most important fundraisers and community building projects.
2.Last night the hockey organization held its first of 6 bi-weekly "Giant Bingos" at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium. It was a big success, with the sunny weather on Tuesday helping draw a full crowd. The next Bingo Event is on Tuesday, June 28th, with the doors opening at 6:30 pm. Every second Tuesday following, until the end of August the "Giant Bingos" will happen at the 'Joe'.
3. The annual Father's Day Draw big prize will be drawn for on Saturday,June 18th... just in time for Father's Day. There are still some tickets available from Cataracts volunteers at the ticket table at the Explots Valley Mall straight through until Saturday. Don't miss the last chance to win.The big prize of a Suzuki Kingquad 400ASi and Tera Pod Trailer, (provided from Islander RV - retail value: $12,000.00 ), is on display at the Mall. [2016-06-16 13:06:36]