The Iroquois Lawn Bowling court is open and the season has started with some lively participation by the club members. Last fall the entire court surface was reconditioned to level it and prepare it for use this year. As a result the court is in excellent shape. The game times are every Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and the court is located at the corner of Elizabeth Drive and the Carman Road in west-end Iroquois. It is a spectacular location with the Iroquois waterfront providing the backdrop to the courts. The club is welcoming new members, and encourages all ages to come and give the game a try. It is a fun sport for young and old and one that allows the participants to determine his/her own level of competition…just for fun or a little more. Above Connie Keeler makes a pitch, while Bert Mudd and Nelly Papenhoven watch and wait for their turn. If you would like to give it a try, drop by the Iroquois Lawn Bowling court on the nights listed.
The South Dundas Soccer Association is pleased to announce that Morrisburg Home Hardware has signed as season sponsor for the 2013 Saturday Soccer Program.
Morrisburg Home Hardware’s sponsorship covers the U11 Intermediate, U13 Senior, U15 Bantam and U19 Midget soccer divisions.
“We’re pleased to be sponsoring South Dundas Soccer this year,” said Dwayne and Lloya Sprague, owners of Morrisburg Home Hardware. “With so many kids involved, this is a great way for us to give back to the community and make a real difference.”
The 2013 Season has over 450 youth, ages 5-18, registered for a total of 34 teams and six divisions.
“Corporate support like this is extremely important to programs like the one offered by the South Dundas Soccer Association,” said Phillip Blancher, association vice-president and communications director.
It’s been 16 years since a Morrisburg Little Rocks team had their names etched on the Big Four Trophy, and it ended here on Saturday, February 28.
There was absolutely no question that the 16-year drought was going to end late Saturday afternoon, when not just one but two Morrisburg Little Rock foursomes worked their way into the championship final with undefeated records.
The Big Four is a four-club bonspiel with each of the four clubs from Metcalfe, Russell, Winchester and Morrisburg, putting two teams on the ice and each hosting the event on a rotating basis from year to year.
The action for the 2015 final was exciting as the two Morrisburg teams went to work for the championship. In the end, it went to skips rocks and the team of Ewan Wilson, Nolan Belanger, Josh Broad and J.J. Charette won the championship.
“It was an awesome experience to have both Morrisburg teams in the finals,” says Little Rocks program coordinator Ian Wilson. “This is the first time in this century Morrisburg has won this event.”
The runner-ups were Jody Robinson, Kyra Lewis, Rhiannon Beckstead and Alexis Grenkie.
The championship final started off with the first end being blanked. The Wilson rink then took two in the second.
Robinson got one back in the third and stole the fourth end for one (she had a chance to win it). That sent it to skips rock for the decision.
“We were going to let it stay tied, but the kids said no, they wanted to finish it,” says Ian Wilson explaining that six end games were played in the preliminary games and the final was a four-ender.
The Wilson rink defeated Metcalfe 8-1 and Winchester 6-1 to get to the final.
The Robinson rink defeated Russell 5-3 and Metcalfe 5-1 to earn their spot in the final.
“It was a pretty exciting day,” says Ian Wilson. “It’s is great for our program to see these kids curling so well.”
It may not be possible for every girl to be an Olympian, but it may be possible for local girls to meet, talk to and skate with one.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist in women’s hockey (and widely considered the greatest female hockey player in the world), Hayley Wickenheiser could put South Dundas on her agenda in the near future.
Wickenheiser believes that Canada’s sport of hockey rocks for a number of reasons.
She is currently launching a nationwide contest to engage girls and women to make some noise for the game they love and for the hometown they play it in.
Any town can enter the contest. The goal is to promote girls’ hockey and show local spirit.
Wickenheiser is asking female hockey players to create a 60-90 second video demonstrating the real Canadian spirit and hockey girl power.
The creators can post their completed video to YouTube and submit the link via hayleywickenheiser.com.
People will then be invited to “like” the video by sharing on Twitter, Facebook and any way they can. The most “likes” wins: the whole community can get behind a local entry.
“I can’t wait to see what crazy and creative ideas the girls come up with to show off their town and pump up the game,” said Wickenheiser. “I learned to play in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, so I know first-hand the size of a community doesn’t reflect its enthusiasm and gumption. I hope to see videos made by players from Annapolis, Nova Scotia to the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.”
A successful entry will win a visit from Hayley Wickenheiser to South Dundas where the hockey heroine will skate with the minor hockey team, or up to 15 friends and family and also take part in a picture and autograph session.
Wickenheiser will also set up a speaking engagement for the community’s entire minor hockey association.
There will be additional prizes from the Olympian’s personal memorabilia collection for the video’s creator(s).
This could be a great opportunity to show community spirit and the strong support in South Dundas for girls’ hockey.
To learn full contest details, go to hayleywickenheiser.com
For an interview or for more information, contact Ceilidh Price at 403-462-7895 or email@example.com