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Summer 2016 Issue 40
Editor
Marlenna Langford
905 679 3777


GARTH TRAILS VILLAGE
News & Views

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Story Titles

THE HISTORY OF PICKEBALL

END OF YEAR DARTS

SPECIAL THANKS TO

IN MEMORY

CHICAGO & ATLANTIC CITY

ROOF BUILDERS

SUMMER CAR MAINTENANCE TIPS

LADIES JUNE LUNCHEON

OUR SPRING CONCERT

WETLANDS ENHANCED

THE HISTORY OF PICKEBALL

The game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington, at the home of then State Representative Joel Pritchard who, in 1970, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the State of Washington. He and two of his friends, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum, returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton, but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a Wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed.

Although some sources claim that the name "Pickle ball" was derived from that of the Pritchard's family dog, Pickles, other sources state that the claim is false, and that the name came from the term "pickle boat", referring to the last boat to return with its catch according to Joan Pritchard, Joel Pritchard's wife, the name came "after I said it reminded me of the Pickle Boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats. Somehow the idea the name came from our dog Pickles was attached to the naming of the game, but Pickles wasn't on the scene for two more years. The dog was named for the game."

(Information taken from internet)  Just an amusing little tale!

 

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Important Telephone Numbers
Club House
Michelle clubadmin@garthtrails.ca  
905 679 2582
Condo (1) Board Members
Don Hopkins President don_hopkins@sourcecable.net  
905 679 2115
Peter Langford Vice President langfords@quickclic.net  
905 679 3777
Laverne Forsyth laverne@sourcecable.net  
905 679 7966
Susan Doolittle Secretary smcglyndoolittle@gmail.com  
905 536 6422
Brad Finch Director roysmummi@gmail.com  
905 679 8488
Condo (2) Board Members
Doug Nash President jnash@sourcecable.net  
905 679 6068
Jim Dailey Vice President jimd3995@icloud.com  
289 426 1719
Bob Richardson Treasurer elainbibrichardson@hotmail.com  
289 426 1112
John Milligan Director inverery@gmail.com  
905 679 0734
Shirley Campbell Director scampbell@sourcecable.net  
905 296 5422
Condo (3) Board Members
Don Mahony President mahony.donald@gmail.com  
905 679 7454
 
Mike Pawelchuk Treas mpawelchuk@sourcecable.net  
905 679 4171
Sheila Mahony Director sheila.mahony@yahoo.com  
905 679 7393
Dave Fox Director dbfox@sourcecable.net  
905 679 6326
Property Management Phase 1
Wilson Blanchard (Ana Petrian) ana.petrican@wilsonblanchard.com  
905 540 8800 ext 268
Property Management Phase 2
Peter Webb pterwebb_pmg@bellnet.ca  
905 575 3636
Property Management Phase 3
Dan Webb danwebb_pmg@bellnet.ca  
905 575 3636
SHARED FACILITIES
sfc@garthtrails.ca  
Social Committee
Charlene Bowles President socialcommittee@garthtrails.ca  
905 679 5262
Sandra Pettitt Vice pres.  
905 679 7397
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