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ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE Chair of the CNSA Board of Directors

CNSA 2019 Chairperson’s Report – July 4, 2019


 It has been an interesting and difficult year for the CNSA.

One province has withdrawn from the organization, two others are considering similar action, and several provinces have only a few individual members joining. Only four provinces are participating in the IP.  Except for the IP, there are no sanctioned CNSA events conducted outside of Ontario.

The CNSA executive has always been a tight knit group. Their practice was to make decisions without accountability to anyone but themselves. That ‘working model’ served till the bylaws were amended in 2017. When the organization was young there was limited interest in a national organization outside of Ontario. Over the years, interest in the organization grew - spurred by interprovincial and ISA events. With this increased interest and a growing - broadening membership, the bylaws of the organization were amended. This allowed for a new management model to be introduced - the establishment of a Canada-wide level of governance - the provincial Board of Directors.  

 The executive was now accountable to the provincial board of directors. Some officials and board members, accustomed to the old model, were not prepared for that change. New ideas were difficult to introduce.  Attempts to ignore Canadian Laws, personal attacks, misuse of the CNSA website, and spreading misinformation were tactics used inappropriately. This has caused, particularly at the board and executive levels, considerable dissension.

There is a notice of motion to amend the bylaws to remove this “accountability” of the executive to the board of directors.   There will be a small group that feel they ‘won’ - they really have missed an opportunity to move the organization forward.

Many of the directors are not engaged in the organization activities.  The practice of appointing Directors does not conform with current Canadian Law which states that appointed directors may serve a maximum term of six months.   Directors must be elected by the membership.  The provincial members will need to send representation to the future board that support the 2017 structure and that can work together.

  A new board chair and secretary will be elected at the Board meeting in July. Strong leadership focused on the wellbeing of shuffling for even the smallest of the provinces will be needed if this organization is to move forward. The Directors and Executive need to plan for a future where shufflers from across Canada feel welcomed and their input valued.


Brian Scott


CNSA Board of Directors


Past President Rutley Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Howard and Ruth Rutley invite you to attend their 60th wedding anniversary Tea


Saskatchewan Shuffleboard Association Celebrating 25 years

Mixed Singles Shuffleboard Tournament 

Moose Jaw Saskatchewan July 15, 16,17,18 2019

Contact Millie Schultz :  306 983 0068 or




Innisfail Tournament Accommodation Rates for 2019

Please indicate that you are with the Shuffleboard Tournament

Days Inn 
5010 40th AveFull hot breakfast
Innisfail, Alberta  T4G 1Z1Pool/Hot tub
403 227 4405Fitness Center
frontdesk@daysinninnisfail.com2 Queen Beds
Maximum 4 guests pre room - Tournament Rate - $109.99


Motel 6    
4512 42 AveBreakfast: Coffee/tea & Tim Horton's Muffins
Innisfail, AlbertaRecently Renovated
403 227 2214Free Wi-Fi 
2 Queen Beds - two guests $80.99     
1 Queen Bed - two guests $71.99


Super 8
4704 42 AveContinental cold breakfast
Innisfail, Alberta  T4G 1P6Lounge and Chinese restaurant on site
403 224 6001Free Wi-Fi 
2 Queen Beds - two guests - $79.99


Travel Inn & Suites (formerly Econo Lodge)
5004 42 AveContinental Breakfast
Innisfail, Alberta  T4G 1S7Free Wi-Fi
403 227 5199 Extn 0 
1 or 2 Beds - $59.99


Dry Camping will again be available around the Curling Rink. No services available.  Please do not arrive to set up your unit before Sunday 2:30 pm.   Units must be parked in accordance with the town rules.   See tournament director on site. 

 Anthony Henday Campground: 40 treed sites all with 15 amp power, hot showers, firewood.  Phone 403 227 3508

 Discovery Wildlife Park - 65 powered sites (30 & 50 Amp services) 403 896 3272 or 403 227 3211