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Pick-up Ball Hockey - This Saturday Afternoon!
I've been in Canada for some time but am back and more than ready to revitalize our Saturday afternoon ball hockey game! Come on out to our proper rink at Dutch Kills (a cute little neighborhood between Long Island City and Astoria) this Saturday at 1pm. The game is open to people of all abilities and experience, and all genders. Never played before? No problem. Want some tips beforehand? I'm always early and eager to go through the basics. All you need are the proper shoes (tennis, running, cross-trainers). I have extra sticks (left and right) if you don't have your own. I do recommend gloves of some sort, even if they are just a ratty old garden variety. This is a traditional street hockey game: just sneakers and sticks. No blades. And it's friendly. If you're testy in any way (as a fair few hockey players tend to be when on the rink), this isn't the game for you. Any testiness and I'll ensure one's exit stage right or left - whichever is closest... Please RSVP to let us know if you are coming, as we need a minimum of six people to show. Donations (recommended minimum of $5) would be appreciated for a non-profit program I run for youth-in-need, allowing them to play sports they otherwise wouldn't be able to afford. Thanks and hope to see you out there! -Greg

Dutch Kills Playground

Queens, Cresent St. and 36th Ave. · Queens, Ne

$5.00

What we're about

This group promises to be more active and diverse than the typical expat meetup group.

While we'll also have the ubiquitous expat pub gathering, ours will happen more than once every three months. More importantly, we'll have more than just pub nights. And most importantly, everyone is welcome. Canadian or not. But be warned: chances are that you'll be outnumbered by Kannucks!

On variety and frequency... We already have two weekly events posted on our schedule and have had great turnouts so far.

Join us for Tuesday Night Street Hockey!

Or come on out for Thursday Night Crokinole! If you don't know Crokinole, it's a mid-1800s Canadian table-top game, which is perhaps most similar to shuffleboard. It's easy to pick up and well social.

In the near future, you should also expect the following such things from this group:

• Outings to NHL games, to the Catskills for snowshoeing, and to NYC Beer Week.

• Opportunities to play soccer with (and against) other Canadians in charity tournaments and leagues.

• Information about how to get involved in the local community by volunteering with award-winning non-profits - some of which are run by Canadians living in New York.

• Myriad other ways to get involved in local life with like-minded Canadians and non-Canadians.

Join us and jump in this Thursday's Crokinole session! There's perhaps no better way to meet new people than over this classic Canadian fixture.

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