The Iroquois Golf Club hosted a charity golf tournament Saturday, August 20 in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. The event, which featured a shotgun start with 57 participants, included dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and live auction. Hoping to raise at least $5,000, organizer Kathy Hardy surpassed that goal bringing in $7,011 for the hospital’s Neo-Natal ICU.
The husband and wife duo of Larry and Diane Gallinger got together at the golf club here Saturday to claim the local club’s first two-ball victory of the new season.
The Gallinger’s posted an 82 to win the annual Spring Fling Two-ball event beating out Lindsay and Carolyn Weegar who were two strokes back at 84.
Claiming the B flight win was the team of Lawrence and Joan Larocque who shot an 86. Finishing in second place in B flight, with an 89, were Mick and Yvonne Mabo.
The Callaway winners (for participants who do not have handicaps) the low gross was shot by Garry and Carolyn Beckstead who finished the 18 hole play with an 84. Second low in the Callaway division went to Brenda and Robbie Stitt with a 96.
The highlight of the day was the winning combination of Lillian Noon and Gareth Cochrane when they picked up first low net in B flight.
Cochrane, aged 19, and Noon 91 proved that age is not a dividing factor as they teamed for a gross score of 96 for their 68.4 winning B flight net.
Low net in A flight went to Charlie and Kittie Moore who posted an 87 for a 69.4 winning net.
Low net in the Callaway field went to Jamie and Kasha Foley.
Second low net in A flight was won by Jerry Tsaferis and Berneice Whitteker (85 for a 72.5 net) and in B flight to Mike and Wendy Hoogeveen (93 for a 72.8 net. Danny and Sheila Youmelle won second low net in Callaway.
Wellness, and community involvement are both important issues for SDS Kerr/Beaver Dental and that’s why the early-summer purchase of a Stand Up Paddleboard for the South Dundas Sports Lending Library was a perfect fit.
The week of September 29 to October 3, the plant hosted a week-long Wellness Initiative where employees were given the opportunity to participate in and learn of a variety of activities that promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
To take advantage of the opportunity and make public the Paddleboard donation to the Library, South Dundas Recreation Program Coordinator Ben Macpherson, loaded up the board and transported it to the plant.
MacPherson explained the use of the board. “It is currently one of the fastest growing sports. You can take it out and just lay on it to relax, or you can use it for a good core workout. You can work your legs, core and arms. The river provides a really good workout.”
“We’ve had kids use it as young as 6-7 years, and the paddleboard was borrowed every weekend from the time we got it in mid-June to September. The same as the kayaks. With the success of the paddle board, we are going to purchase a second board.”
“We wanted to do something for the lending library,” said Isabella Farlinger. “I was aware of the stand up paddleboard and thought it would make a good addition to the lending library. We raised some money at a barbecue we held at our open house, and the company topped it up.”
Macpherson explained that the current board, at a cost of just under $800, is “middle of the road to high end in design. There are cheaper paddleboards and more expensive boards. This board is designed to be user friendly because it is wider.”
Stand up paddleboarding originated in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing. The paddles used to propel the board are similar to the traditional canoe paddles and used while the paddle boarder is standing on the board.
As part of the Wellness Initiative at the plant a two-day trade fair provided vendors the opportunity to display their products and service.
Attending were Great West Life, Encon, Canadian Cancer Society, Lakeshore Massage, Bayshore Workplace Health and Safety, South Dundas Recreation, Heart and Stroke and Natunola.
The employees sat in on retirement planning sessions, and lunch n’ learn sessions on topics such as healthy eating, how to quit smoking and online education programs offered through St. Lawrence College.
There was also a work day walking challenge.
The South Dundas Recreation display highlighted the many recreational activities available in South Dundas, including the Sports Lending Library.
With the summer now gone, Macpherson explained those seasonal items will now move to the back of the Library shelves and demand will be for snowshoes, cross-country skis and skates.
All of the equipment needed for each, in addition to helmets, are available in assorted sizes.
After the Eastern Ontario Junior B Hockey League’s Fall Classic played in Arnprior on the weekend, the St. Lawrence Division numbers that saw the biggest increases, were those in the games played and games lost columns.
While the Morrisburg Lions lost both of their matches, 6-2 Friday night to the Renfrew Timberwolves and 6-1 to the Almonte Thunder on Saturday night, they weren’t alone in the St. Lawrence Division.
The only St. Lawrence Division team to claim a win in the annual fall classic was the Winchester Hawks and that came in overtime, 3-2 against Gatineau.
Coming close, but losing in overtime, were the Casselman Vikings to Metcalfe 3-2 and Akwesasne to Shawville 4-3.
In the 12 games played, involving the six St. Lawrence Division teams, the local league gave up nine losses to the Metro and Valley Division teams.
For the Lions, it was another tough weekend as they managed only three goals in the two games and gave up 12. In their last four outings, the Lions have counted just four goals and have given up 22.
Mikael Dion, in net for the Lions, Friday night against the Renfrew Timberwolves, gave up the six goals on 43 Timberwolves shots. At the other end of the ice Matt Gagne faced 36 Lions shots and stopped 34.
The Timberwolves hit early in the game going up 4-0 in the first period, two of the goals coming on their power play.
Curtis Pilon put the Lions on the scoreboard with a power-play goal early in the second period with help from Chris Rutley and Sylvester Bzdyl.
That fueled the Timberwolves for another two goals and a 6-1 advantage.
Sylvester Bzdyl got one more for the Lions late in the second period but that was it.
A scoreless third period, gave the Timberwolves the 6-2 win.
Saturday, Ryan Cooper was in net for the Lions who were out shot 37-24 by the Almonte Thunder.
The Thunder went up 1-0 in the first period and stretched it to 5-0 in the second.
They added one more in the third, before the Lions were able to spoil Dominic Plaschy’s shutout with a Brandon Chaffe goal late in the game.
After the weekend action, the Char-Lan Rebels continue to lead the St. Lawrence Division with 14 points. Casselman is in second place with 10 and the Winchester Hawks have closed the gap to now trail the Vikings by just one point. The Akwesasne Wolves are next with seven points and the Morrisburg Lions and Alexandria Glens are sharing the bottom spot, each with six points.
The Lions are at the Brockville Memorial Centre tonight (Wednesday, October 17) against the Brockville Tikis.
They have two home games this weekend starting Friday night when the Athens Aeros come to town for an 8:30 p.m. match.
Then on Sunday, October 21, they host the Winchester Hawks at 2:30 p.m.
The Brockville Tikis are in fourth place in the Rideau Division with four wins and two overtime losses for 10 points, while the Athens Aeros hold second place, behind Gananoque, with six wins and one tie in 10 starts