Category Archives: Sport

Yarn October-November 2021

The October-November issue of the Southern Yarn is available  for your reading online, download, printout, or you can wait for your copy in the mail, if you still get it in glorious black-and-white on our signature yellow paper stock.

Noteworthy on your social calendar is the return of our ‘Not-so-formal’ dinner. Here are the details, from page one of this issue.

G’day and Kia ora everyone! At last, we can plan a not-so-formal dinner and, this time, we are heading back to Bailey’s, where the atmosphere is quietly elegant, the service is splendid, and the company (us) will be great.

Of course, we must not forget that we need to comply with provincial COVID-19 regulations and, hopefully, there will be no changes in the next few weeks. Currently, to attend, everyone eligible must be double vaccinated and able to show proof, plus ID, and be masked unless seated and eating and drinking. We will be in the Board of Governors room which seats a maximum of 40 guests, so we will not be crowded.

The menu chosen has enough variety to tempt the most fastidious tastebuds and, of course, there is a rack of lamb option. Each entrée includes a salad of Manitoba field greens with a creamy cucumber and dill dressing, fresh rolls, oven roasted lemon potatoes, chef’s selected vegetables, and coffee or tea.

Cost per person for the New Zealand rack of lamb option is $43.00. 7-point rack, roasted and glazed with a delicate herb reduction sauce).

Cost per person for each of the other five options is $37.00

  • 10 oz New York striploin; charbroiled to your specification
  • Chicken “Manitoba”; tender breast filled with wild rice, mushrooms and 3-cheese blend
  • Rib-eye steak and garlic prawns; 7 oz rib-eye served with 4 jumbo prawns sauteed in Bailey’s own garlic butter
  • Pork medallions; tenderloin medallions sauteed with portabello, button mushrooms and shallots in a red wine demi-glace
  • Filet of Salmon; grilled salmon filet served with a creamy basil sauce.

Dessert will be available as an extra on the night. There is no need to pre-order and the prices quoted are subject to PST, GST and 15% gratuity to be added. BUT we do need to know the numbers attending and you will need to RSVP by October 25 to Judy Powell,

judy_charliep@ hotmail.com, or social@downunderclub .mb.ca
or phone 204-275-7083 or 204-218-1448.

We hope to see you there!

The Southern Yarn August/September, 2021

Yarn Aug/Sept 2021

The August/September issue of The Southern Yarn is available for download. 

Here’s Charlie’s editorial to get you started:

Well, the severe drought foreshadowed by last winter’s minimal delivery of snow is now manifesting itself big time in the form of wildfires. The inconvenience of smoke in our air is nothing compared to the sad ordeal of having to leave one’s home and belongings to the mercy of the wind and flame. When it last struck Australia in 2019-2020, Canadian firefighters were quick to respond. Now, Aussie counterparts are deployed to help contain the blazes in Northwest Ontario. 

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Yarn Dec 2019 – Jan 2020

The December-January edition of The Southern Yarn bridges the start of a new decade as we enter 2020. We’ve got reports on the not-so-formal dinner, the AGM, the Christmas party, and other club events, Give it a read, and we look forward to seeing you all next year. 

And here are some photos from the Christmas party that we could not fit into the Yarn.

Enjoy the photos.


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It’s Almost Time for the AFL Finals

Calling all fans of the AFL. The Winnipeg Bears is hosting the 5th Annual Grand Final Night Winnipeg at Boston Pizza Henderson, 1475 Henderson Hwy, on Friday September 27.

The event gets underway around 9:30 pm and will go until 2:00 am.

The Aussie Rules football grand final is the biggest event on the Australian Sporting Calendar, and will be broadcast live from Melbourne.

Our venue for the night will have the large projector screen going, with all the pre-game live music, and a rousing rendition of the Australian national anthem. Can we top last year’s effort?!?!

And not only is it fishbowl Friday, but we can double dip with the Bombers Home game being played earlier in the night!

Get excited, and see you at BP Henderson!

Texas Scramble golf tournament – Saturday August 24 2019

at The Players, 2695 Inkster Blvd.

Attention all DUCW members who have ever played golf. On Saturday August 24, we are having a different golf day than usual.  Our small, friendly tournament will be based on “Texas Scramble” rules, where every group is a team, and everyone in the group plays every shot, but from the position where the best ball of the group has landed.   So if you don’t make your best shot, just pick up your ball and walk over and shoot from where the best shot of the group landed.  No stress, all fun, and you are part of a team. To make the game as even as possible, we will allocate the teams based on everyone’s skill level, with the aim of having an even amount of different skill levels on each team. with no team being “stacked”. This Texas scramble will be for 9 holes, starting at 1pm at Shooters just off Inkster Boulevard, 1/2km west of Route 90, official address is 2695 Park Royale Way. Some folks like to play 18 holes, so there will be a stroke play mini tournament available prior to the Texas Scramble, starting at 11am.  Please call early, to let me know your intentions. – Peter Munn 204 237-1805. Continue reading