News from around St. Marys.

Eight SKC competitors qualify for national tryouts

By Pat Payton BURLINGTON – It was an outstanding day for the Stonetown Karate Centre here recently. The April 6th event was the WKC Provincial Tryouts at the Haber Rec. Centre, and eight Stonetown Karate members qualified for the National Tryouts in Gatineau, Que., May 17-19. A competitor had to finish in the top eight…

Bettger, Gagnon qualify for WOSSAA badminton

By Chris Marcou, DCVI coach STRATFORD – The DCVI Junior badminton team took to the courts at the Stratford Agriplex for the Huron-Perth championships last Tuesday, Apr. 16. With a full team of 16 players, the action was fast and furious. After the dust settled, several Saluki players were still playing after the third round.…

Local players win awards at Aces banquet

Skylar Fadelle was named ‘Best Sport’ on the Peewee BBs this season. The Stratford Aces girls hockey awards banquet was held recently. (Contributed) Ella Gracey was selected ‘Ace of the Team’ on the Peewee BBs this season. The Stratford Aces girls hockey awards banquet was held recently. (Contributed)

Business After 5 event at St. Marys Buick GMC

Krista Linklater, Executive Director of the St. Marys Health Care Foundation, discusses the upcoming Gala event on June 8th while Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce president Eddie Matthews, Payam Zareian of St. Marys Buick GMC and Michael Carmichael of UPAuto look on. Sylvie Schryer and Lisa Fewster were among the hosts at St. Marys…

You’re welcome in St. Marys!

Last September, thirteen people gathered at St. James Anglican Church to hear a story. It was about a small community, Vashon Island, off the coast of Seattle and the story Bruce Anderson told was heartwarming and thought provoking. A few people on the island began to meet and talk about how to make their community…

Amended budget passed for St. Marys BIA

Debates were plenty at well attended AGM By Stewart Grant The meeting wasn’t short and it wasn’t always sweet. But when the dust settled, the new St. Marys Business Improvement Area (BIA) board had their budget passed by BIA membership, and the process of getting to the approved budget was constructive to help the BIA…

Annual NBC tournament goes this weekend

Al Kennedy Memorial features 26 teams in seven divisions By Pat Payton It’s the weekend when bragging rights are earned for another year. The annual Al Kennedy Memorial No-Body Contact hockey tournament goes this Easter Weekend, Friday, Apr. 19 and Saturday, April 20 at the PRC. The St. Marys minor hockey fundraiser will feature 26…