A group photo of the Ultimate Frisbee players at the field where they play. Vince Luu photo.

Tossing the frisbee in 100 Mile House

A group of residents have thrown a pick-up league and are looking for new members

A new ultimate Frisbee pick-up league has taken up residence in 100 Mile House.

“I’ve been thinking about this for a long time. I wanted to do it last year but the fires kicked in so I guess it just took a friend to push me,” said Vince Luu, who started it. “I wanted to offer something new in 100 Mile. Ultimate is one of those games so easy to start.”

Luu designed a bunch of posters and hung them up around town and talking to a lot of people. When it came to the actual day of the meet-up, he said he was surprised by the number of people who came.

Expecting only one or two other people to show up, there were enough people there to actually start a game of four on four.

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“They loved it and it started from there. They started coming regularly and week after week (I think we are five or six weeks on) we’ve kind of developed a nice group of regulars,” said Luu.

Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport where players throw a Frisbee/flying disc to their teammates in order to get it to the opposing team’s end zone. The disc can be turned over through a player fumbling, making a pass to no one, and interceptions.

“You end up doing a lot of back and forth. It’s kind of like a combination of football and netball I think, but for the most part, it’s just Frisbee. It starts off at the bare basics,” said Luu. “If anything it’s a social sport.”

He said the players are always talking, during breaks and during play and a nice way to meet new people, which is why Luu set up the whole thing.

Luu’s goal is to hit a game of six players on each side with substitutes by the end of summer.

They play on the football field beside the Parkside Gallery on Cedar Avenue on every Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit Facebook.com/groups/100MileUltimateFrisbee.

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The group in action during a game of Ultimate Frisbee. Tara Dzenis photo.

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