The Shelburne Freelancer
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Shelburne Dart League Competition From February 18th
& Results Are In! 

The Shelburne Royal Canadian Legion was the backdrop for the Shelburne Dart League and their competition held February 18, 2017. There were 18 teams of two members each competed for most of the day and the results are in: 

First place -Andre Choules , Joe Bennett Second place - Al Hynes , Neil Torraville
Third place - Andrew Mannetje, Shar Glover
Fourth place -Rick Doucette , Grace Gilliam
Special thanks to Blair Logan, Shelburne Dart League Member, for providing results. 

Watch Snippet video of

 Shelburne Wolves Pewee 1

VS Penetanguishene February 18th 

Game at CDRC

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Shelburne & Area

Community Information 

& Registration Days

Information will be available for local clubs, teams, social groups and organizations offering adult and youth activities and services in the Shelburne area. Sign up for lessons. Join a local club or group.

Participating groups include:

Shelburne Minor Lacrosse

Shelburne Shooters Minor Ball Hockey

Shelburne Soccer Club

Jr. Schooners Minor Softball

Shelburne Minor Baseball

Mansfield Minor Baseball

Shelburne Golf Club

Shelburne Taekwondo

& More…

Location: Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex – 200 Fiddle Park Lane, Shelburne

Thursday, March 9 6:00 – 8:30pm

Saturday, March 25 10:00am – 12:30pm

If you are a local association or club that would like to participate in the event, please contact the CDRC at [email protected] Click on images to visit websites and facebook pages. 


The Shelburne Freelancer               Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Shelburne & The First Shift Success
Providing Kids With Their First Time Playing Hockey

The Shelburne Minor Hockey Association has gone above and beyond for the greater good working with Canadian Tire's Hockey introduction incentive program for kids called, The First Shift. A wonderful program outfitting kids with all the equipment they need to take advantage of the ice time and instruction, provided these first timers with their "First Shift" helping them discover a love for the game, Canada's first sport, Hockey. 
Dedicated volunteers of The Shelburne Minor Hockey Association are very pleased with just how wonderfully organized the program rolled out and how enjoyable the program is with the kids and parents, and are more than looking forward to hopefully making this an annual event in Shelburne. "Our first on ice session went off without a hitch!  Parents were again amazed with the organization and the kids all left the ice feeling great about themselves - the smiles said it all!! 
It really is a testament to the quality of the volunteers and most of all our coaching staff who have donated 12 Saturdays to teach these kids hockey!  The kicker is we all love doing it!", commented Steve Niedzwiecki, Member of SMHA ( Shelburne Minor Hockey Association) and First Shift Manager. Congratulations to SMHA for bringing the game to those who may not have had the opportunity to try it out and in keeping with Canadian Tire's Motto for this exceptional introductory program, "Helping Kids Fall In Love With Hockey" while keeping the main focus on FUN! Well Done! Click on images above to visit Canadian Tire's The First Shift website for more information on this exceptional program. 
By Alex Sher
Photos Generously Provided By  Steve Niedzwiecki

 4th Annual Snow Pitch Fundraiser In Support Of Shelburne Ladies Broom Ball! 

A ton of fun over the weekend of February 11th as The Snow Pitch Fundraiser was well underway in support of Shelburne Ladies Boom Ball. Six teams entered this year enjoying baseball in the snow finishing up the tournament celebrating at Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion with a warm meal. For more information on this wonderful fundraiser involving sports supporting sports contact Karen Webster, Shelburne Ladies Broom Ball President at 519-217-2299 or email [email protected] CLICK IMAGE (L) for video.

Click image (L) for Shelburne Ladies Broom Ball video. 

The Shelburne Freelancer            Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The 4th Annual Allan Nixon Memorial Tyke Hockey Tournament                                                2017

The 4th Annual Allan Nixon Memorial Tyke Tournament of 2017, hosted by the Shelburne Minor Hockey League, sponsored by Rodney Geyer, Ontario Land Surveyor, Ron Stewart, Everett, Boundary Consultant, Alliston, Accessories By Ada, Chris Reed, I Pro Realty,Jonathan Geiring, Sofina foods, My Crafty Neighbour, Canadian Bath Bomb company, SGE Imprints, Stellika Jewelry, R.J. Steward BSC, Boundary Consultant, held over the weekend of January 14th, was another wonderful success.

Held at Shelburne's Centre Dufferin recreational Centre, (CDRC), the bigger story lies in the very name of the Tournament. For those who do not know of the local supportive hockey icon, Allan Nixon (Above in photo supplied by Family), there is a special spot in the arena, a little spot with a perfect view of the ice that was saved for Nixon affectionately which he named Coach's Corner and true to form, attended every hockey game, practice, of his grandchildren and was a huge supporter of the sport in general. This Tournament has reportedly raised $35,000 in support of Shelburne Minor Hockey and is a beloved annual tournament looked forward to by Shelburne and area communities in support of the "game".  Nixon is deeply missed by his family and community and in memory continues to promote and support the game he loved. 

Shelburne's Very Own Coach's Corner

Above (LtoR) Allan Nixon's grandson, Raeburn, in the loving arms of Nixon's wife, Brenda, stand in the CDRC's sweet spot, Coach's Corner, commemorated with a plaque in Allan Nixon's Honor. Note: Young Raeburn penned the tribute to his grandfather (above) that was featured in the weekend hockey tournament flyer. " Whenever there was registration, Allan liked to hand out donuts so today, with registration, we handed out free donuts in his memory. "I'm overwhelmed the community would think that much of my husband. It's wonderful!", commented Brenda Nixon. 

(L)Brenda Nixon surrounded by beloved grandchildren. (R) Perhaps one of the most poignant and accurate quotes describing exactly who is most important when supporting young hockey players. Click images above to visit the Shelburne Minor Hockey League Website.