Save your “accommodation” receipts this year. Ontario residents can claim 20% of their 2022 accommodation expenses (ex. hotel, cottage, or campground) on their 2022 tax return. You can claim up to $1,000 as an individual, or $2,000 as a couple, and receive a refundable tax credit of $200 or $400 respectively.
Google it for specifics but, generally speaking, accomodation expenses while shuffling qualify for the staycation tax credit. .
Evan Engell President Ontario shuffleboard Association
OSA Tournament Director Evan Engell says “If you have ever been a State Amateur or Expert in any other country or jurisdiction, you are not eligible to play in the Amateur division of an OSA tournament; you are eligible to play in the Open division.
Congratulations to Carolyn Coulombe who should have been credited with finishing the Elora Amateur tournament in 3rd place Consolation. She had played in place of Norm Lindsay whose very sore arm prevented him from continuing in the tournament.
It is my honour and gives me great pleasure to nominate John & Lenore Holder to the Ontario Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame for the “Special Awards Category”.
In 2003 John & Lenore retired from dairy farming and moved to Pine Meadows Retirement Community. This is where they were introduced to shuffleboard. The Holders have always been involved in the communities where they have lived so it didn’t take them long to get involved with the shuffleboard and running the club. That same year they decided to be snowbirds and bought a home in Florida where they continued to play shuffleboard.
The Holders have participated in many OSA and CNSA tournaments. They have represented Ontario in 4 Interprovincial Tournaments. In 2011 – Innisfail, Alta, 2013 – Dieppe, NB, 2015 – Goderich, Ont & 2017 – Moose Jaw, Sask.
John & Lenore represented Canada in 3 ISA tournaments. In 2012 at Seattle, WA, 2013 at St Petersburg, FL & 2014 at Midland, Ontario. The Holders were on the planning committee and played a big role at the Midland ISA tournament to make it a successful and memorable event. Lenore designed and made the lovely flag arrangements for the banquet tables.
The Holders played in many tournaments in Florida with both of them achieving pro status. They played on 2 teams from their Lazy Days Park. John became the first Canadian President of the Lee County Shuffleboard Club and Lenore was a board member there with many duties.
In 2015 John & Lenore represented Canada at the first major UK competition at the Norwich Open tournament where again they made new friends. Another highlight of the Holders shuffleboard journey was taking the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Calgary. Rendall and I shared this trip with them….wonderful memories.
In 2009, John & Lenore were co-founders of the Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Club. Countless hours of dedicated work and planning was put into this new club. The Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Club held its first OSA tournament in 2014. That was always a wish for John.
The backbone of any organization is determined by people who work for it and the Holders have set a shining example of that. The club is what it is today because of the effects of people like you.
John & Lenore say “They are extremely proud and thankful for the opportunity of meeting and working with many kind and friendly friends”.
I am pleased to recognize all the contributions that John & Lenore have made to shuffleboard. On behave of Rendall, I am honoured to present the OSA Hall of Fame, special awards to them today.
Everyone is invited to the OSA Shuffleboard Doubles tournament July 5th to 7th.
The AMATEUR starts July 5 with the finals on July 6th. The OPEN (Experts and Amateurs) starts July 6th with the finals on July 7th. Please plan for both days, but if there are a low number of entries then the tournament may require only one day.
There will be a “Shuffleboard Social” (Happy Hour) on the first day of the tournament – July 5th from about 4 – 6 PM. There will be finger foods and a cash-bar available. This event replaces the usual banquet due to the loss of our caterer Larry Lalonde, and the high cost of other providers.
* Home-made lunches will be available on all three days of the tournament.
* Location: Coldwater Curling Club, 9 Michael Anne Dr., Coldwater ON L0K 1E0
* Camper Parking: Available on the Curling Club lot. (Join the party!). No Hookup services available.
Marlene was introduced to shuffleboard in Frostproof, Florida in 2010. At first she wasn’t keen on the game but her husband Jim really liked it. After a few months playing in Florida and Ontario, Marlene began playing in tournaments.
In 2011 she was asked to play in the first interprovincial tournament , which was held in Innisfail, Alberta. Since then Marlene played in 3 other interprovincial tournaments, one in Dieppe in 2013, Goodrich in 2015, and Moose Jaw in 2017. She also was director for the one held in Ingersoll, in 2019 , but unfortunately on the day of play Marlene became very ill and we nearly lost her. With the grace of God and great doctors she fought back. She then was the director for the 6th Interprovincial, held in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, in 2021 , when things opened up somewhat after the lockdown with Covid-19.
In the meantime , Marlene also played , representing Canada, in 6 international shuffleboard tournaments which consisted travelling to st. Petersburg, Florida in 2013; Midland in 2014; Clearwater, Florida in 2015, where she placed in the top 15; St. Cloud, Florida in 2016, Brazil in 2017 were she placed in the top 4; and then High River, Alberta in 2018.
In 2014, Lorraine Pollock , tournament director at the time, approached Marlene, to see if she would take over being a tournament director. She thought since her husband wanted to play in the tournaments, she could be there still involved in the games. Lorraine stepped down and Marlene stepped into the position as tournament director of the OSA and CNSA tournaments from 2015-2021. She has served on several board positions over the years, CNSA board of directors, OSA rules committee and Hall Of Fame chairperson , she also helped her husband , Jim when he was the CNSA president.
Marlene was president of Winter Haven, Florida Shuffleboard Club for 5 years. Working along side of the Winter Haven City, she managed to have 24 courts, resurfaced and painted. She then organized and directed Central District park amateur team championships , for 7 years. There were 15 parks entered in each tournament. Marlene was also curator for the Hall Of Fame in Winter Haven, Florida as well as director for the Hall Of Fame Classic Tournament for 6 years.
As well as directing tournaments , Marlene also ran monthly single mingles for Ingersoll, St Mary’s, and London’s shuffleboard clubs. She also ran the annual Apple Tournament for Southern Ontario . Marlene has been a great inspiration for new players and has gone out of her way to teach and assist in any way she could.
Marlene is a very accomplished shuffler herself, and a caring and well respected ambassador for the game of shuffleboard, here at home , as well as abroad.
It is my privilege to introduce our friend and fellow shuffler, as she is inducted into the Ontario Shuffleboard Association , Hall Of Fame, Marlene Corbeil.
Presented by Maureen Bryan, secretary OSA. June 14-2022.
Jim corbille has notified us that he just had a meeting with the Ingersoll community services.
We will be unable to host single mingle tournaments this year.
We are going to work on hosting several next year once we can work out the details.