News from around St. Marys.

Status change for Holy Name

Holy Name of Mary Church will no longer be a stand-alone parish. As of July 2, Holy Name will be transitioned into a Family of Parishes with St. Joseph’s Church and Immaculate Conception, both in Stratford. Fr. Richard Bester will be the administrator of Holy Name, while remaining the pastor of the two churches in…

2nd Annual Ladyless Lip-Sync & Beauty contest

On Friday, 21 June 2019, the Royal Canadian Legion Perth Regiment Veterans Branch 236 St Marys held a fundraiser – their 2nd Annual Ladyless Lip-Sync & Beauty contest. A dozen male acts took the stage, dressing as women and lip-syncing to their favorite tunes. The MC was Harold Switzer and he did a great job…

What would the world be missing if it never had Canada?

By Spencer Seymour Typically in Canada, we don’t like to tout all of our accolades and accomplishments very much. However, as we celebrate Canada Day, we thought it might be interesting to think about what the rest of the world might have never experienced had Canada never existed. There are the expected differences in popular…

Overholt named to national U-20 track & field team

Thorup, Fletcher reach final 24 at World U-21 beach volleyball championships By Pat Payton It was “pretty amazing news” for Brooke Overholt, her former Stratford St. Mikes coach Mark Dewan e-mailed to the Independent recently. The Warriors’ track and field Alumnus has been named to the Canadian national team for the upcoming 2019 Pan American…

Local bowlers win silver in five-pin championships

At Special Olympics Provincials in Oshawa OSHAWA – The 2019 Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) Provincial 5-pin bowling championships were held here June 6-7 and five local athletes came home with medals. SOO Stratford & Area sent Leah Akroyd-Snider, Skyler Fahey, Mike Hitchcock, of St. Marys, Tiffany Keller and Norm Schenck to the Provincials. Mike’s dad…

Vet. Purchasing Midget-Juniors boost record to 9-0

Fastball team faces strong pitching from Listowel in 8-7 home-field win By Pat Payton The Veterinary Purchasing Midget-Juniors continue to chalk up wins in Huron-Perth Fastball League action. The team had its stiffest test to date last Tuesday night at Teddy’s Field in an 8-7 victory over Listowel. The game was tied on three separate…

Juggernauts split WOSL pair with the Falcons

Kyle Fennema scores three in comeback 4-3 win last Tuesday at home St. Marys Juggernauts played a home-and-home Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL) Second Division series with rival Taxandria Falcons last week. On Tuesday, June 18 at the DCVI pitch, Juggernauts came out “flat as a pancake,” coach Wayne Murray remarked. Taxandria opened the scoring…

2018-19 team MVP, sportsmanship award winners

By Pat Payton The following are the most valuable players and sportsmanship award winners on all DCVI school sports teams for the 2018-19 season. The annual DCVI athletic awards social was held June 11 at the collegiate. Golf – Mitch Watt, MVP (for the second straight year). Tennis – Kyle Gardner, MVP; RJ Massey, sportsmanship.…

SMMHA executive in place for 2019-20 season

Kristene McCurdy returns for a second term as minor hockey president By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association held its Annual General Meeting early last month at the PRC. Kristene McCurdy returns for a second term as SMMHA president. Other members of the 2019-20 executive are as follows: First vice-president Mark Brintnell, Second vice-president Erica…