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•  A few more mountain climbs   ning/skiing for Phil Meagher.
          for mountaineer extraordinaire   •  That Covid-19 is just an after-
          Al Hancock.                   thought for the 2022 Arctic
        •  More ice time for great organi-  Winter Games to be held
          zations like the Fort McMurray   March 6 to March 12, 2022.
          Minor Hockey Association and   •  And to the sports, be it
          Fort McMurray Minor Ringette   archery, BMX, broomball,
          Association.                  cycling, darts, dodgeball,
        •  Perfect 10s for the Norfort   canoeing, equestrian sports,
          Gymnastics Association.       flag football, luge, orienteer-
        •  Continued ice skates for for-  ing, pool, sled dogs, squash,
          mer Oil Barons’ John Dunbar   softball, racquetball, RC rac-
          (2011-2012) and Mitchell Van-  ing, rock climbing, tennis, track
          derlaan (2013-2015), still earn-  and field, triathlon and even,
          ing a paycheck playing pro in   pickleball – a great 2022.
          Germany and with the ECHL
          Reading Royals respectively.  Catch you on the rebound!
        •  Smooth air for the Wood
          Buffalo Disc Golf Association   Curtis J. Phillips is a sports
          done at Rotary Lions Park.  guru living in the Wood Buffalo
        •  Soft matts for all of the martial   region. He has written and
          arts groups in town, be they   recorded sports stories and
          Bowman’s, Niten Judo Club,   reports since 1976. He is also
          Fort McMurray Shotokan      a regular contributor for Your
          Karate Association who have   McMurray Magazine, featuring
          been around for decades     his sports column Catch You on
          or newcomers like The Fort   the Rebound.
          Martial Arts.
        •  For Mayor Don Scott and    Photos above: CJ’s Fort McMurray
          council, an upbeat 2022 as   Sports Christmas Wish List sends
                                      season salutations to the athletes
          they partake in their favourite   and organizers throughout the Wood
          sports which include bad-   Buffalo region with shout outs to
          minton for Don (also a former   Shawn Chaulk, Dutche Iannetti, Al
          college basketball performer),   Hancock (supplied photo) and many
          golf for Keith McGrath and run-  more. Photos by Curtis J. Phillips                                                              IN PARTNERSHIP WITH  21
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