News from around St. Marys.

Finals this week in Men’s Slow Pitch playoffs

Tribe versus the Marauders in ‘A’; Flyers against the Desperados in ‘B’ By Pat Payton At press time this week, it was the Tribe playing the Marauders in the ‘A’ Division final and the Flyers playing the Desperados in the ‘B’ Division final in the St. Marys Men’s Slow Pitch League’s playoffs. The two, best-of-five…

16th Annual ‘Create a Smile’ Walk/Run

On Sunday, September 22 over 100 participants showed up for the 16th Annual Create a Smile Walk/Run at Milt Dunnell field.  Over the past 15 years, the Create a Smile Foundation in partnership with St. Marys & Area Community Living has raised over $200,000 for the community and they hope to raise another $20,000 this…

St. Marys set to open its doors on Sept. 28

Doors Open St. Marys is coming back, giving residents and visitors a unique opportunity to explore 15 of the most beautiful, intriguing, and architecturally significant properties in St. Marys. The biennial event takes place Saturday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 15 sites include churches, private residents, municipal buildings and the train…

Open Invitation for Giving

St. Marys’ businesses, not-for-profit organizations and interested volunteers are invited to a complimentary information event about Giving Tuesday on October 1 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.  Giving Tuesday – the growing global movement that encourages businesses and people to give back to the community following commercial-focused Black Friday and Cyber Monday – occurs this…

Jr. NBA program headed to Huron Perth

Canada Basketball’s grass roots development program is coming to this area Canada Basketball’s grass roots development program is coming to this area. The organization confirmed recently that Stratford will be one of the centres now offering the national Jr. NBA program. The initiative is designed to provide both basketball fundamentals and life skills such as…

Candidates debate Monday night

Event to be livestreamed The Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Federal Candidates Forum on Monday, September 30th, 2019 in the Community Centre located inside the Pyramid Recreation Centre in St. Marys.   Federal candidates have been confirmed to attend an open forum and debate that will be moderated by Eddie Matthews,…

Mantzavrakos lifts Lincs to OT win in home opener

St. Marys now 3-0 in Western Conference; hosts St. Thomas this Friday night By Pat Payton When St. Marys Lincolns’ GM Greg Smale acquired Mason Mantzavrakos over the summer, he said the 17-year-old Londoner can score goals. Mantzavrakos is showing he can do just that! The right winger’s second goal of the night, at 3:05…

LaSalle Vipers a young, fast and tenacious team

By Pat Payton Coach-GM John Nelson says the LaSalle Vipers are a young, fast team with 10 returnees heading into the 2019-20 GOJHL season. “We have a good core back, and a lot of young guys, too,” Nelson told the Independent last Friday. “It’s typical in our league where you’re replacing 10 to 12 guys…

Parsons, Fifield top field at Senior Men’s Invite

By Pat Payton Some St. Marys golfers certainly took the spotlight at the annual Senior Men’s Invitational last Thursday at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. Rich Parsons topped a field of 102 golfers with a two-under-par 70, while fellow St. Marys member Rick Fifield finished second overall with an even-par 72. Parsons, who had…

Lawn Bowling Club holds Championship Day

The Parks Lawn Bowling Club held its Championship Day on Sunday, Sept. 8. In the S.I.G. Insurance League, Brian Farrell and Darren and Rose Constable defeated Rob Truax, Peter Flint and Alexis Fares 7-4 and 10-1 in the gold-medal game. In the bronze-medal game, Gerri Flint, Bonnie Farrell and Doug Johnston defeated Chris Collins, Freda…