News from around St. Marys.

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.…

Spring has Sprung – visit the 22nd annual Garden Fair

The colourful Garden Fair hosts another fundraising event sponsored by the St. Marys Horticultural Society on Saturday, June 1st. For its 22 years the event has been held at the historical Milt Dunnell Field on Water Street North, alongside the picturesque Thames River. There you will find numerous varieties of plants and garden items presented…

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes Exhibit

By Holly Juurlink The St. Marys museum currently has on display the “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” exhibit to showcase changing trends in children and infant clothing from 1800-1950. All artifacts on display are donations from people from around this area. The exhibit is described as “fun and nostalgic”, compared to some of the more…

Memorable minor hockey night for Hodkinson family

John wins Pethick Memorial award; son Ryan named top OMHA player in SMMHA By Pat Payton It was definitely a night to remember for John and Jessica Hodkinson and their family last Tuesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion. Ryan Hodkinson received the Bob Searles Award for most outstanding OMHA player in the St. Marys…

Hubbard Bantams take home three major awards

At St. Marys minor hockey’s year-end banquet last Tuesday at the Legion By Pat Payton There were four major awards presented to OWHA players in the St. Marys Minor Hockey Association last Tuesday night at the Royal Canadian Legion. And three of them went to members of the Hubbard Pharmacy ‘B’ Bantam girls team. Hard-working…