The Peterborough Horseshoe Club celebrates its 50th anniversary – Peterborough | PKBNEWS

The Peterborough Horseshoe Club marks a milestone.

For 50 years now, since 1973, members have been “throwing bells” in Peterborough, Ontario. Long-time member Bob Heron has been playing since the beginning. He remembers when he decided to join the club.

“A guy I worked with asked me if I wanted to join the horseshoe club. He said, “Do you think we’re going to embarra*s ourselves?” And I said, ‘No, we’re going to go out there and ring bells and have fun,'” Heron said. “And we did!”

He said that while he enjoys competition, even having competed in the World Horseshoe Championships three times over the years, it is the company he enjoys the most.

“The camaraderie with the guys you play with is what makes the game great,” Heron said.

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Heron is part of the Tuesday night men’s league. But men’s league president Mike Crilly said you’ll find people playing four nights a week.

“There’s a mixed league on Monday night, Wednesday is drop-in night and Thursday is ladies’ night,” he said. “It’s just a relaxing and fun way to spend the evening.”

And he added that to their knowledge, Peterborough is home to the largest horseshoe club in North America. Or so they think.

“At one point Danger there was a question: what is the largest horseshoe club in North America? Peterborough was the answer,” he said.

“I’m not sure how true that is,” he added with a laugh.

He said new members will have to wait until the start of next season to sign up, but the Wednesday afternoon game is open to the public. As for Heron, he said he hopes to play for years.

“I’m going to play here until I’m 100. If I can only throw 10 feet then that’s what I’ll do,” he said. “I just want to live to be 100 and throw horseshoes, that’s my goal.” life.”

The club is based in the former Navy Club. For more information, you can find the Peterborough Horseshoe Club on Facebook.

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