Women’s Bowls: CHAMPIONS

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The Women of Toronto Workers Women’s Bowling Club are nothing short of exceptional. A team of four; made up by Nancy McKew (skip), Trudy Richens (3rd), Kate Hardcastle (2nd) and Beryl Lindon (1st) recently entered the Open 4’s as part of the District Competition. Let’s just say these ladies proved they had what it took and were crowned winners.

This win led them to challenge team Wyong (Central Coast District Winners) at Halekulani Bowling Club in the Region 6 Championship. This game was a close call. After 21 ends (for all you non-bowlers, this signifies the end of a game), Wyong & Toronto were drawn. This took the game into an extra end.

The extra end saw the Women of Toronto triumphant, claiming the title of Open 4’s Region 6 Champions.

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With this title, our ladies will travel to Tuncurry Bowling Club in October to take on the State Playoffs.

To date, title of “Open 4’s Region 6 Champions” is the highest achievement for the Toronto Workers Women’s Bowling Club.

We would like to congratulate our representatives in this achievement, as we understand the amount of mental and physical pressure that is placed upon these women when playing at such a level. We are extremely proud of their efforts and wish them luck for October.

We’re cheering on our ladies, to bring home the State Title. There’s nothing that can stop them now.

Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager
Toronto Workers Club Group

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Happy 98th Birthday Sadie!

ClubsNSW recently released an article illustrating how Clubs can help you live longer (read it here). So, I jumped into our database and did a search. It was here I found Sadie Williams. The Oldest Active Member of the Toronto Workers Club Group.

Here’s a little about Sadie…

Sadie’s husband originally joined in the late 60’s and would bring her down to the Workers Club to socialise, Sadie fell in love with the Club and joined in 1970. Sadie has been an active club member ever since.

Sadie would and still comes to the Club to meet friends and family on social occasions, special celebrations and just to enjoy a day out of the house. Sadie was pleased to inform me that her only destination when she leaves the house these days is The Workers Club.

Over the last 36 years Sadie has built strong connections and relationships with Club staff and members. Sadie was quick to tell me a marvellous story, where she remembers knitting booties for Beverley’s (staff member) wedding gift many many years ago. It’s a story that Sadie said she’ll never forget and it warmed my heart to feel the love and happiness that Sadie expressed revisiting that memory.

IMG_1766Sadie celebrated her 98th Birthday on Monday 25 July. As a gesture of love and appreciation for Sadie, the Club hosted a Morning Tea to celebrate her 98th Birthday. Friends and Family of Sadie’s were invited to attend and celebrate Sadie’s fabulous achievement. Pink and lilac decorations brightened the room, a fresh sponge cake awaited the birthday song and our function staff were on hand to ensure Sadie enjoyed every moment.

Sadie may be handling heart conditions and rheumatoid arthritis, but the happiness and love she has forIMG_1775 her family, friends and Club staff is more apparent than her challenges. Sadie assured me that she doesn’t allow these issues to disrupt her visits to the Club or meet with friends and family for social occasions.

It was my pleasure to meet Sadie, her Grandson Craig and family and friends and hear some of the memories that Sadie has created while being a member of the Club. Sadie will continue to charm Club staff with her wit and character each time she comes to visit.

Christine Wenta
Marketing Manager
Toronto Workers Club Group