Hockey Canada follows SMMHA lead for young players

Smaller playing surfaces for 5-6 year olds mandated By Stewart Grant This week, Hockey Canada released a new mandate for five and six year olds requiring that these young hockey players learn the game “on cross-ice or half-ice surfaces” beginning with the 2017-18 season. Per Hockey Canada vice-president of membership development Paul Carson, “You would…

Extra Innings – News from the Hall Of Fame

Opening day in the major leagues is here.  The Blue Jays’ season kicks off on April 3 against The Orioles and their home opener takes place on Tuesday, April 11 against Milwaukee. But it seems that Montreal is the place for fans to be.  On March 25, the city hosted the third annual Montreal Baseball…

2016/2017 Curling recap

Amie Shackleton’s team are the St. Marys Competitive League “A” Division Champions for 2016/17. From left to right: Barb Seaton, Kristen Debrabandere, Melanie Clark, and Amie Shackleton The Derek Shackleton team were winners of the Frank Rietmeyer Memorial Trophy for the Tuesday Night Men’s League Champion. Pictured from left to right are Paul Mitchell, Russ…

100th Anniversary of the Perth County Holstein Club

Pictured are some of the past recipients of the prestigious Master Breeder Shield from the St. Marys area.  Seated are Stuart Smale & Don Stevens.  Back row Dave Standeaven, Ken Smale, Glen Standeaven, Murray Grant & Morris Vandewalle. By June Grant Approximately 460 people attended the 100th Anniversary Gala of the Perth County Holstein Club…

FORE! Five, Six, Seven….

St. Marys’ golf options are plentiful By Stewart Grant Friends of mine who live in Toronto have difficulty finding time to play golf. Between the ridiculous big-city traffic and the courses packed with people, getting out for a round of golf is an all-day affair. In contrast, avid golfers in the St. Marys area are…

St. Marys Memorial Hospital is looking for Volunteers

The Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) – St Marys Memorial Hospital is recruiting new volunteers! If you want to contribute to your community, are looking for a new challenge, want to lend a helping hand, or are looking to develop new skills and expertise, then consider joining our team of dedicated volunteers! “Volunteers are one…

End of the Line

An event that is seldom seen any more, happened on Saturday morning when after 47 years on the job, Jim Rousseau had the final ride on the train on Saturday morning as an engineer. Rousseau, who is from the GTA area has been “travelling” all over Canada as part of his employment with VIA, and…