News from around St. Marys.

St Marys Station Gallery Opens A Beautiful New Exhibit

By Jennifer Thorpe “Flight,” the newest exhibit at St. Marys Station Gallery, opened Friday, May 11th with a reception that was standing-room only.  Curator Cameron Porteous welcomed the crowd and introduced the featured artists who are all residents of St. Marys.  Showcasing photographer Herman Veenendaal and bird carvers Ivan Facey and Ross and Barbara Scriver,…

Things to know if you run for Council

Coun. Jim Craigmile answers our questions During the last Municipal election there was only one “new” candidate elected as the other five councillors were incumbents. The new candidate was Jim Craigmile and we asked him the following questions to explain life as a councillor, which might be of assistance to anyone who might be considering…

Marcel Scheele off to Saint Mary’s in Halifax

DCVI distance runner gets track scholarship at Nova Scotia university By Pat Payton Marcel Scheele has spent the past four years competing as a St. Marys Saluki. Now, the DCVI distance runner is planning to spend the next four as a member of the Saint Mary’s Huskies track and field team. Scheele, last year’s OFSAA…

Lincs’ annual ‘Golf Day’ quickly approaching

Saturday, May 26 at St. Marys G&CC By Pat Payton St. Marys Jr. ‘B’ Lincolns ‘Golf Day’ is quickly approaching. The annual fundraising event is Saturday, May 26 at St. Marys Golf and Country Club. “We’re hoping to get the tournament as full as possible,” tourney convener Dan Murrell says. The tournament format is again…

Stonetown Karate members have been very busy

By Pat Payton Members of the Stonetown Karate Centre have been quite active lately, competing in area martial arts tournaments. Jalyne Lorentz kicked off a busy stretch for SKC athletes when she travelled to the Brampton Soccer Centre to compete in the Shiva Fighters Karate Cup 2018. It’s an international open tournament. The 11-year-old Lorentz…

Scotts Pitch, Hit, Run skills contest Saturday

Event takes place at CBHFM’s King Field St. Marys Minor Ball, along with Scotts and Major League Baseball, is teaming up to run the 2018 Scotts Pitch Hit & Run skills contest for youngsters at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s King Field this Saturday, May 12, starting at 10 a.m. Boys and…

Senior boys post first win of the H-P season

By Joel Azzano LISTOWEL – On Tuesday, May 1, the DCVI Senior soccer teams travelled here for Huron-Perth League action. In the first game, Saluki boys squad was up against the host Listowel Lightning. The ‘Lukes were playing strong the whole game, putting the Lightning under a lot of pressure. However, a lucky bounce gave…

Leandra’s Sunshine DreamLift: “A Day of Yes”

“Walt Disney World, here we come!” On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Leandra Brodhagen of St. Marys had the opportunity to participate in The Sunshine Foundation of Canada’s 63rd Sunshine DreamLift. She was one of 80 London and area children to experience an amazing whirlwind trip to Disney and back home in just one day…with no parents…

DCVI track team preparing for Huron-Perth meets

By Pat Payton The recent cold and wet weather forced the DCVI track and field team to do quite a bit of training indoors in preparation for the 2018 season. The DCVI squad is comprised of over 30 athletes this year. A couple of Salukis to keep an eye on are distance runners Marcel Scheele…