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Today's date: Tuesday January 16, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 02
   
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Big bonspiel

Big bonspiel

The Elora Curling Club hosted the Home Hardware Bonspiel, known as the biggest week-long bonspiel in southern Ontario. There were 76 players in 18 teams from Arthur, Ayr, Elmira, Elora, Fergus, Galt, Guelph, K-W Granite, Plattsville, Stratford and Westmount curling clubs as well as the Galt Country Club.

Two Sailors Bonspiel

Two Sailors Bonspiel

The first bonspiel of 2018, Two Sailors Bonspiel, was held at the Fergus Curling Club on Jan. 6. The bonspiel is named after Gary Waterhouse, far left, and John Anderson, far right, who were both in the navy.

So close

So close

The Guelph Marlins held one of the biggest meets of the year called the Dash for Cash and attracted over 500 swimmers from all over Ontario. A new national record was attempted also for 200m medley relay by the 13 and over boys, from left, Liam Baena, Colin Campbell, Thomas McDonald and Russell Burton. The record, a time of 1:51:27 currently held by the Etobicoke Swim Club, was missed by a bittersweet 0.3 seconds.

New badge

New badge

Three adult members of the Hillsburgh Erin Skating Club CanSkate program achieved their learn-to-skate badges recently. From left: Sherri Vincent, Steve Decordova, program assistant Jeffrey Morden and Sylvia Melhado.

Graduate

Graduate

Eva Naraysingh graduated from the Hillsburgh-Erin Skating Club CanSkate program recently. Naraysingh will now join the older skaters on the STARSkate program, skating three times a week to prepare for tests and competitions.

Heading to Nationals

Heading to Nationals

Elora curler Grace Holyoke’s Ottawa team recently won the provincial U21 curling championships. The team is heading to Shawinigan, Que. for the Canadian championships Jan. 13 to 21.

Champion

Champion

Nathan Skoufis, 23, attended and claimed the world championship at the National Black Belt League Supergrands World Championships in New York from Dec. 25 to 31. Countries including Canada, U.S., Ireland, Iran, Iraq, Dubai, France, Greece, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Italy, Turkey and more competed.

Gold

Gold

The Grand River Mustangs Peewee 2 team took home gold at the Jason Cripps Tournament in Kitchener on Dec. 30. “This was a great finish to an undefeated regular season and will make a nice addition to the gold and silver medals the girls received at other tournaments this year,” said officials.

Elora Rocks donate

Elora Rocks donate

On Dec. 22 the Elora Rocks gave all the food donations from two games in December to the Centre Wellington Food Bank. The Rocks offered discounted admission for the two games in December with a food bank donation.

Competition

Competition

Four skaters from Hillsburgh Erin Skating Club placed in the Skate Canada’s Skates Alive competition in Milton, Dec. 16 and 17.

Skating competition

Skating competition

On Dec. 16 and 17, The Elora and District Skating Club was represented by 13 StarSkaters competing in singles and group events at Skate Canada’s Skates Alive competition in Milton.

Ice time

Ice time

Outdoor rinks in Mapleton were popular spots over the holidays. Local residents enjoy a game of hockey on the Moorefield Optiimists’ rink on Jan. 4.

Final Battle for Mental Health

Final Battle for Mental Health

On Dec. 19, the fifth and final Battle for Mental Health took place at the Mount Forest sports complex. The game, which featured Wes for Youth Online versus Get in Touch for Hutch, aimed to raise money to support online counselling. Over the past five years, the annual game raised $44,000 for Wes For Youth Online. The event also featured guest speakers, chuck a puck and a 50/50 draw.

Guelph-Eramosa increases sports field rental fees in response to minimum wage increases

BRUCEDALE - Guelph-Eramosa Township has increased its sports field rental fees by 7.4 per cent, largely to offset impacts from the increased minimum wage in Ontario.

Scoring surges in Monday night hockey as Drayton, Community record wins

A lone goal in the first period by Pat Landman gave Missionary the early lead and began what looked like a low-scoring game. However a rash of goals in the next two periods kept the scoreboard active.
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BUZZ

Puslinch budget information meeting on Jan. 16
Elora teacher brings science, fun to the classroom
Centre Wellington mayor reports on county’s perpetual reporting
MacDonald Trust application deadline is Jan. 28
Guelph man charged in Dec. 25 theft of car with child inside
OPP identify Erin man charged with sexual assault

COLUMNISTS

Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

EDITORIAL

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