It was a very cold day on February 20, 2019, with a wind chill of minus 25. Still that did not discourage the CBC pensioners in St. John’s from heading to the Royal Canadian Legion Club on Blackmarsh Road for an afternoon of darts and doughnuts.
The air was hot inside as some of the pensioners wrestled with such important questions as how to throw a dart, what part of the board should they hit and how to record scores on the new digital boards. For Dave Quinton, who said he hasn’t thrown a dart in 25 years, the room was extra hot because he wore his long johns. Sweating with constricted movement he felt he was throwing javelin instead of a dart.