Oxford District W.I. Garden Party blossomed

Oxford District Women’s Institute made two presentations of funds raised from their May 6th event “Garden Party for a Cause”. A total of $6,000 was raised for the Children’s Hospital of Southwestern Ontario and was divided between two organizations within. Penny Harman, Philanthropy Associate from the Children’s Health Foundation, was presented a cheque for $3,000…

Stratford Avon Shrine Club donation

The Stratford Avon Shrine Club recently made a donation to the St. Marys Fire Department. They donated a water gel burn kit to be used on fire victims in an emergency situation to give them some instant relief. The 3 Shriners pictured in the front, from left, are Ron McKnight, Doug Richardson and Bill Porter.…

Exciting year for Hall with Museum expansion

Grand opening planned for spring or summer of 2019 By Pat Payton At the recent Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum induction weekend, Chairman of the Board, Adam Stephens, described 2018 as an “extremely exciting year” for the CBHFM. One of the biggest reasons for his enthusiasm is the new expansion of the Hall’s Museum,…

Juggernauts split WOSL pair, but stay on top

Team goal is to advance to First Division next season TILLSONBURG – With St. Marys Juggernauts sitting at the top of the Second Division, the team was looking to put pressure on the other teams fighting for promotion with their latest pair of games, but had to settle for a split–bringing their WOSL record to…

Valcke, Van De Walle share Senior Athlete award

At St. Mikes Catholic secondary school By Pat Payton STRATFORD – Mia Valcke and Joanna Van De Walle, two St. Marys residents, were recently named Senior female Athletes of the Year for 2017-18 here at St. Michael Catholic secondary school. Valcke, 18, caps an outstanding sports career at St. Mikes with the award. She was…

Lincolns’ donation

Former Lincolns’ centre Bob Summers recently donated his 1975-76 green leather hockey jacket to the Lincs’ artifacts committee. One of the team’s leading scorers, Summers played a key role in Lincolns’ march to the All-Ontario championship in the spring of 1976. Some of Summers’ teammates included Terry Warboys, Gerry Seguin, Doug Kennedy, Brian Dundas, Dave…

Ten teams compete in ‘Rusty Spring’ tourney

Ten teams beat the weekend’s heat for a great day of tennis in the St. Marys Social Tennis Club’s annual ‘Rusty Spring’ mixed doubles tournament on Saturday, June 30. A number of new teams and players joined in the fun; alas, the coveted trophy was won by a familiar team: Hithesh Podanolana and Ankit Tiwari,…

Homegrown Talent Returning for Heritage Weekend

By Lauren Eedy Darcy John Scheuerman, professionally known as Darcy John, spoke recently to The Independent on his upcoming return home and about his new single ‘Hunt’ which has garnered success since hitting the airwaves only a few weeks ago. The 32-year-old lead guitarist has played in over 46 countries and although he has been…