News from around St. Marys.

Proceeds from tournament going to Haitian school

By Pat Payton Proceeds from this Saturday’s Hope for Haiti golf tournament will help fund the building of a new school in Pisson, Haiti. The annual fundraising tourney is being held at River Valley Golf and Country Club. To register, call the golf club at 519-225-2329. “We’ve been working on a school at Pisson for…

Tough day for Senior boys soccer team

Senior girls manage win over Panthers By Joel Azzano EXETER – On Tuesday, May 15, the St. Marys DCVI Senior teams travelled here to South Huron to continue their Huron-Perth soccer seasons. After a warm-up, and 15 minutes of waiting, the girls game against Central Huron was suspended because the Phoenix thought the games were…

St. Marys Farmers’ Market opens this Saturday

By Stewart Grant The fine tradition of the St. Marys Farmers’ Market continues this Saturday. Having started in 1992, this will be the market’s 26th season. Ann Slater, Chair of the Farmers’ Market Association board, expects that marketgoers will be pleased to see not only their favorite vendors from last year but also some new…

“Upstairs Downstairs” A Sold-Out Success

By Jennifer Thorpe Jean Alice Rowcliffe has always dreamed big.  Growing up in London, Ontario, Jean was rooted in her English-Scottish ancestry, besotted with the history and literature of England and inspired by all things royal.  While other teenaged girls were swept up in Beatlemania, Jean was a devoted Anglophile drawn to the mysteries of…

Quite a week for long-time SMMHA volunteer

Kristene McCurdy new president and Pethick Memorial Award winner By Pat Payton It was a week to remember for Kristene McCurdy. On May 1, the long-time St. Marys minor hockey volunteer was elected president of the association for 2018-19. Then just seven days later, McCurdy received the Pethick Memorial Award at the SMMHA’s annual awards…

Kristene McCurdy third woman to head SMMHA

St. Marys minor hockey holds its annual AGM recently By Pat Payton St. Marys Minor Hockey Association has its third woman president in its storied history, which now dates back over 60 years. Kristene McCurdy will head the association during the 2018-19 season. She was elected to the position at the SMMHA’s annual AGM (Annual…

Senior girls earn first victory of H-P season

Senior boys move in fourth place alone By Pat Payton The DCVI Senior girls soccer team posted their first win of the Huron-Perth League season last Tuesday on home turf. Five different Salukis scored goals in a convincing 5-0 victory over Mitchell Blue Devils. Becky Knarr (bicycle kick), Alli Struthers, defender Sarah Black, Emma Bryans…

Pitch, Hit, Run event held at Hall of Fame

Second round of competition scheduled for May 26 The opening round of the Scotts Pitch and Run skills competition for youngsters was held this past Saturday on the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum grounds. Boys and girls, aged 7-14, competed in three separate events: the players’ ability to throw strikes, a timed running…

Midgets field 14-member squad

By Pat Payton The St. Marys Midget-Junior girls are scheduled to play their first Huron-Perth Fastball League home game next Tuesday, May 22 against Milverton. The team, which is again sponsored by Veterinary Purchasing Co. in St. Marys, will play a 22-game regular schedule. Their home games are Tuesday nights at Teddy’s Field, starting at…