Sept 25,204(ISN) – Greater Victoria Horseshoe Pitching Association (GVHPA) held their 2014 Awards night on Sept. 20.
This is the year we hand out 119 awards for various Team, Mens, Ladies , and Senior accomplishments.
The clubhouse was transformed into a Oscars theme night. With cameras capturing everyone arriving with commentary. It was shown on the TV in the clubhouse for the ones that had already arrived.
Dressed in tuxedo was MC Cliff Quinn, who gave fantastic insight on all the players arriving.
A full buffet was offered up preceding the awards ceremony , and then concluding with a dance to a live band.
A great time was had by all , like every year we hold this event.
Long time members were honored ranging from 15 yr members to 40 yr members.
Some of the accomplishments that were recognized were , Team playoff winners.
Victoria Van & Storage (Mens C playoffs)
United Carpet (Mens B playoffs)
Swiftsure Lounge (Mens A Playoffs)
Le-La-La Dancers (Ladies B Playoffs)
Fishability.biz and English Sweet shop (co-winners of Ladies A playoffs)
The A single awards went to Tom Moffat (Mens) Melanie Taylor (Ladies) Colin Nicholson (seniors)
Most improved were Mens (Colin Nicholson ) and Ladies (Sam Quinn)
Top ringers for a game awards went to Jerry Mellisa (seniors) Vivian Bodanruk (Ladies) Tom Moffat (Mens)
Player of the year winners were Dick Stevens and Barb Williamson
And Westman Johnson award for dedication to the sport of Horseshoes was awarded to Betty Clarke
The workhorse award could have gone to many many volunteers but Dedar Dillion was seen as one that stood out for tireless volunteer work throughout the year.
All awards and their winners can be seen at
We pause now and will start up again in 2015. Look for a Winter tournament to be announced in Feb.
Maybe called the Snowshoe tournament or Ice breaker.