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31 December 2009 - 01:00 PMCatshack Editor and photographer "Tom Tomcat Cunningham" shares some of his favorite photos from various events taken throughout the 2009 season in the video "Catshack Reports ~ 2009, A Year in Review"....enjoy and Happy New Years everybody... maybe we can catch you on film in 2010
29 April 2009 - 12:35 PMThe Glen Morris Mercenaries are pleased to announce our mission to target media and get a message out to the local community has once again met with success. The latest is a full page article appearing in today's Paris Star Newspaper in regards to the team, some of our accomplishments and a message about safety and responsible use of paintball markers in public.
On yet another awesome note, I have been advised by the editor of the Paris Star that the article in its entirety is to appear in the Cambridge Pennysaver tomorrow, Thursday April 30th, 2009
For those unable to read the fine print of the article such as it is, the article reads as follows
The Glen Morris Mercenaries Paintball Team
The Glen Morris Mercenaries Paintball team was originally formed in the early part of 2005. As the Team Captain, one of my very first experiences took place on a field just outside Paris Ontario and since that time it could easily be said I have become something of a real veteran of paintball. 17 years later it was decided the time was right to gather together a group who were more serious about taking the game to the next level. From that time forward numerous players from across Ontario have descended on a different piece of private property locally and have had a real blast at each engagement.
Through the power of the internet, The Glen Morris Mercenaries have played paintball from Windsor to Kingston and are very well connected to the paintball community and widely known throughout Canada and the United States. Starting off small the team have become experienced game organizers over the years and are well versed in game creation, administration and promoting all of our own events
The Glen Morris Mercenaries are a non profit philanthropic group participating in the organization, promotion and implementation of paintball games for such charities as The Children’s Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, The United Way and The Brantford SPCA as well as participating in the Annual Rotary Club Walkathon in Brantford in 2008. This year, we are involved in organizing our second annual Cystic Fibrosis event on June 14th, 2009 at Flagswipe Paintball and extend an invitation to everyone to join us and help stamp out this deadly disease affecting young Canadians. In all seriousness, these games in turn have raised thousands of dollars to help the communities in which we all live. As a result of all the charity work the team is proud to have been recognized by Mr. Dave Levac’s office, MPP for Brant riding and Mr. Lloyd St Amand’s office, 2008 Liberal MP in Brant riding in 2008 with letters of recognition.
What is cystic fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting young Canadians. CF is a multi-organ disease affecting primarily the lungs and the digestive system. In the lungs, CF causes severe breathing problems. A build-up of thick mucus makes it difficult to clear bacteria and leads to cycles of infection and inflammation, which damage the delicate lung tissues. They must follow a demanding daily routine of physical therapy to keep the lungs free of congestion and infection.
In the digestive tract, CF makes it extremely difficult to digest and absorb adequate nutrients from food. Thick mucus blocks the ducts of the pancreas, preventing enzymes from reaching the intestines to digest food. Therefore, persons with CF must consume a large number of artificial enzymes (on average 20 pills a day) with every meal and snack, to help them absorb adequate nutrition from their food.
The team itself has made some tough decisions leading us to become among the first Provincial Rep teams, promoting paintball as a positive and safe sport for all ages. Our team abhors hearing reports in the media regarding the misuse of paintball markers (or paintball guns as they are more commonly referred to). As such our membership do what we can to curb such misuse by teaching people new to the sport and discussing the problems plaguing the game with the media at every opportunity. Some may or may not be aware that discharging a paintball marker in public is a fire arms offence and punishable by law. Contrary to many popular misconceptions, paintball is a great way to get out and get some exercise; as well it teaches teamwork and camaraderie. People from all walks of life are found throughout the true paintball community from law enforcement to mechanics. Not to mention statistically speaking paintball is able to boast far fewer injuries in comparison to the more mainstream sports of today like football for example. The Glen Morris Mercenaries are all about safety and strict adherence to a standard set of rules and guidelines for the game itself.
Among numerous other projects the Mercenaries have to date established two Young Guns programs and continue with one of the programs instructing youth between the ages of 10-14 how to play paintball proficiently, responsibly and safely. As part of the program, our team has been chosen as community hosts for SOGO Active, a ParticipACTION / Coca Cola sponsored program helping children become active and fit. Through our participation some youth involved in the program may be chosen to attend the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as a Torch Bearer for the Olympic Torch Bearer Relay.
To date the team is currently sponsored by Flagswipe paintball in London Ontario, Area 51 Paintball Park in Tillsonburg Ontario, Revolutions in Woodstock Ontario, WinRoc in Cambridge, www.buypaintball.ca and Energizer Canada. For more information on the Glen Morris Mercenaries and our activities please visit www.glenmorrismercenaries.com .
Anyone with any questions or concerns regarding paintball is invited to contact the team at email@example.com and can be guaranteed a prompt and courteous response.
For those never having played paintball before, we encourage everyone to try it at least once. No it’s not for everyone, but for some, you will never have had so much fun!
By Tom “Tomcat” Cunningham
Once again I implore all of you in the paintball community to target your local media and establish ties and use these vehicles as a means of promoting paintball and deterring others from misusing markers.
05 February 2009 - 07:44 AMFor those in attendance at last years Promised Land Charity Paintball game held at Flagswipe in Aylmer ON Canada.....what an amazing event! Tons of volunteers poured hundreds of hours in preparation for a game to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis, the result being our having raised $10000 in a single day. That fundraising effort proved to be the biggest such fundraising for the London chapter of Cystic Fibrosis for 2008.
This year, we the players, want to make it even bigger and better than ever before. Last year 300 paintballers appeared, we will beat that number!.....last year we were without media coverage, this year we will have live to air radio with a local rock station...and we will do it all on Flagswipe's brand new paintball field.
Like last year those of us volunteering to assist with the reffing of the event for half a day get free admission to play the second half....anyone wishing to assist in this capacity please PM brother Vapor.
More details regarding what will be one of Ontario's epic paintball games will be made available shortly so please check this thread often.
Like last year we , the game organizers, will be accepting goods/donations etc etc from anyone wishing to help out with sponsoring the event which in turn will be used for our charity raffle.
03 February 2009 - 02:07 PMPosted by Flagswipe management on the Flagswipe forum
This coming Saturday February 7th is a the official kick off of our Young Guns Program at Flagswipe Indoor Paintball. With the help and encouragement from Tomcat the leader of the Glen Morris Mercenaries and his fellow teammates we look forward to opening the doors for a fun, recreational, and educational paintball session for players from the ages 10-14 years old.
We are looking at running these events Bi Weekly, we expect attendance to grow as players, parents and my staff get turned on to the fun and value that will come from these sessions.
What to expect... 2 hours of fun paintball play with monitoring and coaching from senior paintball players, advice on equipment, direction on playing techniques and serious attention to the safety requirements for paintball play
The costs are as follows:
Free entry for anyone 10-14 years old, rental equipment (gun, mask, goggle, air to power gun all included). Yeah thats right free, nothing to get in you just have to buy some paintballs. Paintballs are sold at a discount rate for the session as well!
$30 / 500
Membership Paintball Pricing
$5 / 100
$25 / 500
Where: Flagswipe Indoor Paintball 529 Philip Street London Ontario
When: Saturday February 7 2009 from 10 am to 12 SHOW UP 15 minutes early to get registered and ready to go!
Who: Anyone from the ages 10-14 (Are you a bit older?? PM Tomcat and he may let you in)
Why: The reason for these events are to allow younger players to receive training and guidance that currently is not found in many paintball play session and to allow them to become familiar with paintball safety and play techniques that will increase their enjoyment of the game
Event 2 is scheduled for Saturday February 28th from 10am -12 noon, if you can't make this one come to the next one and bring a friend
For further information PM me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org you can also PM Tomcat on our forum
11 November 2008 - 05:53 PMThis event is specifically for those of us that are the truly hardcore paintballers....if you don't fit into this category please stop reading now...................
Great your still here!.......For those of you that do not already know The Glen Morris Mercenaries are now sponsored by Paintball Revolutions Woodstock/ Area 51 Tilsonburg. As a kickoff event we are very pleased to announce a one of a kind event that (at least to our knowledge) has never been done before.....you heard me right...never.
The Glen Morris Mercenaries in cooperation with Area 51 Paintball AND the Hardcore Rock Band "Subliminal Hate Machine" are very pleased to present the event "Rockin Machine"....in short we are combining a Paintball game with a Rock Video shoot of epic proportions. Subliminal Hate Machine will be performing LIVE on location at Area 51 as both a paintball game rages around them and the entirety captured to become a rock video production unlike any other. We want to shoot the video at this time of year with the growth died off to allow for optimum video footage as well as a barren backdrop for the video itself.
This event is PRE REGISTRATION ONLY.......space is limited AND we want to insure that there is sufficient interest to cover the bands expenses to perform for the day. Please call (519)671-9636 to reserve your spot today!
When: Saturday December 6th, 2008
Time: 8am Registration/ 10am Game Start
Where: Area 51 Paintball - Tilsonburg
Cost: $20 per person which will include unlimited HPA/co2, BBQ Lunch and rental equipment if needed. PLUS PAINT @ 5 cents a ball or $100 per case
(Please note individuals wishing to come out and see the band and not paintball are welcomed at a charge of $5 per person with lunch being at additional cost)
For more information on Subliminal Hate Machine please visit
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