Community

Polish heroes honoured

Frances Ozburn poses with a shadow box of memorabilia from her grandfather, Fred Stankiewicz. Members of the Polish community who took part in the Second World War are being honoured with an historical exhibit called “Our History – Our Heroes.” The event takes place May 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Polish… Read more »

Whats Happening, Week of May 1

WHAT’S HAPPENING What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.  Thursday, May 1 Human Trafficking A day of community training… Read more »

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The Women’s Interval Home of Sarnia-Lambton is gearing up for its second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise money and put an end to sexual assault and gender violence. Last year about 200 men, including this high-heeled crew from Paddy Flaherty’s led by Drew Bestard, left, helped raise $10,000. Organizers hope… Read more »

Noelle’s Gift helping children

St. Clair Child & Youth Services has received a $3,000 donation from Noelle’s Gift to assist youngsters in need. From left are, back row, Emanuel Alves, Family Solutions Worker at St. Clair, Tim Molyneaux, of Noelle’s Gift, Brian White, President of St. Clair’s Board of Directors, Lori Marvin, Developmental Service Worker; Front row, Rose Gallaway,… Read more »

Girl Guides help with environmental awareness

The 1st Camlachie Girl Guides were in Bright’s Grove on April 24 painting catchbasin curbs with YellowFish emblems, a Trout Unlimited initiative that reminds Canadians about their responsibility to reduce stormwater pollution, one of the largest sources of freshwater pollution. From left are Rachel Suglio, Felicia Tescone and Ava Fazio. Twelve girls and four leaders… Read more »

WHAT’S HAPPENING, Week of April 24

What’s Happening events must be open to the public, of general public interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event.  Please include ticket prices, if any, and where to obtain more information. Email notices to info@thesarniajournal.ca.  Wednesday, April 23 Kidney donation Renal transplant staff from London Health Science… Read more »

Local chefs come home to roost

There’s a perception in Sarnia that our city doesn’t have enough good jobs to keep and attract young adults. Joe Paquette and Donald Traxler blow that myth right out of the water. Both are chefs at The Watermark Village Bistro in Point Edward, and both left Sarnia only to return to their hometown and quickly… Read more »

115 community volunteers thanked for service

About 115 volunteers were recognized for their contribution to local organizations at a reception in downtown Sarnia on April 9 during National Volunteer Week. Two of them were Wes Kershaw and Phyllis Smith, at centre, who together have a combined 30 years of volunteering at the Inn of the Good Shepherd. With them are Samantha… Read more »

Bluewater Health volunteers honoured

Bluewater Health volunteers, from left, Henny Drope, Stephanie Brouwers, Pat Davis, Doris Braekeveh, John Fraser, and Owen Byers, along with Manager, Volunteer Services Jody McGregor (third from left) were honoured at a recent volunteer appreciation event.

Letters, Week of April 10

  Needless change to insurance agent testing Sir: I’m proud to sell life insurance. I am proud to meet the high standards set in Ontario. I am proud to help families in my community obtain the protection they need. However, our regulator is going to replace our made-for-Ontario qualifications with new testing designed in Quebec…. Read more »