News from around St. Marys.

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…

Swedish Kubb Champions crowned on ‘Super Kubb Sunday’

Last Sunday was a beautiful day for Swedish Kubb at the Zurbrigg Ranch as 10 teams competed for the 4th annual St. Marys Swedish Kubb League (“SMSKL”) championship. Above, Top row from left: Jeff Bramham, Mike Morning, Jeremy Brock, Scott Lobb, Dan Goodson, Clint Mock, Jamie McFadden, Rob Shrubsole, Scott Jackson, Jeff Buckland, Chris Connolly,…

Good news for clinic

Lab services are back A release sent on behalf of Mary Cardinal, Vice President People and Chief Quality Executive. HPHA, said that “there is good news for St. Marys”. The release continues that “for those who have not heard, The Happy Valley Family Health Team has made arrangements with Life Labs to provide a community…