Community

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 »

What’s Happening, Week of April 10

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 9 Fashion Show The arrival of spring brings a fashion… Read more »

Family assists others

The Sarnia-based Grant family has been taking clothing, medical supplies and toiletries to various countries in the Caribbean and Central America for many years. Most recently they visited families in Costa Rica and made donations to school children. Pictured here are young residents of Martina Bustos, who received shoes and other donations from the family.

Dofasco Male Choir coming to Sarnia

The Dofasco Male Choir will perform in Sarnia on April 27. The famed 50-member choir, which has performed at the Grey Cup, CNE and World Curling Championship, will appear in the 800-seat sanctuary of Central United Church, starting at 7:30 p.m. The event is a partnership of four local churches, with after-cost proceeds donated to… Read more »

IODE recognizes fire service

The IODE has presented Sarnia Fire Rescue Services with its Community Relations Award. Presenting the award here is IODE Sarnia-Lambton municipal chapter citizenship officer Leila Boushy, with, from left, firefighter Jim Rose, Capt. Duane Carr and Fire Chief John Kingyens. Submitted Photo

What’s Happening, week of April 3

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. Wednesday, April 2   Live Theatre (Continued) Theatre Sarnia’s… Read more »

Honouring Polish veterans

Members of the Catholic Girls’ Club at Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church have made decorative buttons, known as kotylions, to be worn by veterans and their families on May 25 at the Polish Hall. The “Our History – Our Heroes” exhibit will commemorate the involvement of Polish veterans in the Battle of Monte Cassino. … Read more »