Ambassadors of Song in St. Marys

The Woodstock Choralaires describe themselves as “The Ambassadors of Song”, and bring an inspiring concert, “Songs of Love and Land”, to St. Marys United Church on Sunday June 9th at 2pm. The 65 strong semi-professional mixed choir, has been established in Woodstock since 1966, and sing not only for the love of it, but also…

Old Guys rally to edge Young Guns in Ryder Cup

Closest competition in 13 years at St. Marys G&CC on the weekend By Stewart Grant It was the closest Ryder Cup in 13 years! The annual inter-club golf challenge between the Young and Old Guys at St. Marys Golf and Country Club took place this past weekend. Inspired by the famous Ryder Cup played between…

Lincs sign five new players at weekend barbecue

New assistant coach with Lincs, in charge of defence, is Cole Stewart By Pat Payton At a team barbecue this past Saturday, St. Marys Lincolns signed five new players for the 2019-20 Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) season. Four of the five new additions are defencemen, and the other incoming Lincoln is a goaltender…

Parks Lawn Bowling Club receives Horizons grant

MP Nater, Mayor Strathdee on hand for cheque presentation Saturday By Pat Payton The Parks Lawn Bowling Club of St. Marys accepted a cheque for $24,000 from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program last Saturday morning. Making the cheque presentation was Perth-Wellington MP John Nater. Accepting on behalf of the club were…

Four SKC members make 2019 Team Canada roster

And three are Canadian champions in their divisions; Worlds are in Niagara Falls, N.Y. By Pat Payton GATINEAU, Que. – Canadian champions and members of the 2019 Team Canada squad! It doesn’t get much better than that, unless you win a WKC World medal. And four members of the Stonetown Karate Centre will get that…

Aarts qualifies for two running events at OFSAA

DCVI Junior boy will compete in both 1,500 and 3,000-metre races this weekend By Pat Payton CAMBRIDGE – Ethan Aarts says a personal goal is a top-10 finish in both the Junior boys’ 1,500 and 3,000-metre races this coming weekend at the OFSAA track and field championships at the University of Guelph. The DCVI distance…

Saluki teams shine at Ultimate frisbee tournament

‘A’ squad dethrones five-time defending champs from Guelph STRATHROY – On Tuesday, May 28th, in very wet and muddy conditions, the St. Marys DCVI ultimate frisbee teams competed here at the OFSAA West regional tournament. The tournament featured 24 teams, with 192 games played on 11 fields. The DCVI ‘B’ team, comprised mostly of first-year…

St. Marys Hikes For Hospice

5th annual event a success The 5th Annual Hike For Hospice took place Sunday June 2nd. Stratford Perth Hospice Foundation staff, volunteers, and fundraisers came from across Perth County for the Hike. Andy Werner chairs the foundation and announced that the Hospice will be celebrating its Grand Opening later this month. Participants of Sundays Hike…

Brian Dundas receives Paul Harris Fellowship Award

The highest honour in Rotary By Pat Payton STRATFORD – St. Marys resident and business owner Brian Dundas was one of four people specially honoured by the Festival City Rotary Club of Stratford here Tuesday, May 28 for contributions to the community. Assistant District Governor Dianne Yundt presented Paul Harris Fellowships, the highest honour in…

Parks passes now available for checkout at the Library

Cardholders can enjoy a day at an Upper Thames conservation area or Ontario provincial park Libraries across the country are changing and diversifying services and St. Marys Public Library is no exception. In an effort to continue offering new and exciting services, the Library has added parks passes to its growing list of available resources.…