The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge


1 – The roar of Leo the Lion is the distinctive feature of what movie company? 2 – In what field of entertainment does Sarnian Carson Pinch perform? 3 – In math, if you cube the number 6, you get what number? 4 – Sarnia will be getting four more of what type of bus… Read more »

And the people said, ‘Give me another Art Attack’

Sarnia artist David Moore participating in a previous Art Attack. Next one is May 5 at 100 Christina St.
Submitted Photo

Cathy Dobson If this year’s Sarnia Artwalk organizers had a motto it might be, “Ask and you shall receive.” Requests keep on coming from local artists and the broader community for another Art Attack, prior to the main event in June. So another Art Attack will be held on First Friday, May 5, from 6… Read more »

Community turning spotlight on mental health next week


Tara Jeffrey When members at the Lambton Mental Wellness Centre were tasked with building an art installation about mental health, it didn’t take long for the creative juices to start flowing. “We gave them containers and boxes and asked them to depict what mental health and wellness means to them,” said Robyn Kopriva, program coordinator… Read more »

91-year-old painter preparing to stage one-woman show

Jesse Rabbitt, 91, is staging a one-woman art show at the R.W. Lawton Gallery, opening May 5.
Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson An impromptu tour of Jessie Rabbitt’s living room is like reading the story of an extraordinary life. Over seven decades she has studied art, taught art and continue to paint. At one time she worked in the luxury of her own Montreal studio. Other times she painted with whatever she could scavenge in… Read more »

Cheerleaders headed to The Summit with good altitude

Seventy-eight young athletes from Bluewater Cheer are headed to a huge international cheerleading meet at Disneyland in Florida.
Submitted Photo

Troy Shantz The perfect cheerleading routine is a mix of technique, timing, choreography and showmanship, says Jodie Bore, co-owner of Sarnia’s Bluewater Cheer Athletics. “I tell my kids all the time, don’t be a team that people look and say, ‘it’s time to go to the bathroom.’” That approach seems to be working. In only… Read more »

Registration ramping up nicely for Sarnia Salmon Derby

This trio from London had a successful outing fishing for walleye on the St. Clair River last week. From left, Adam Smith, Jeffery Howard and Bob Smith, said they plan to return for the 41st annual Sarnia Salmon Derby running April 28 to May 7.
Behind them is the boat launch at Bridgeview Marina being upgraded to handle the event. 
Glenn Ogilvie

Troy Shantz With Sarnia’s long-delayed boat launches still under water a local marina’s goodwill gesture is helping keep the 41st annual Bluewater Anglers Salmon Derby afloat. “It’s probably still going to be chaotic at the beginning but it is going to help, club spokesperson Paul Heckley said of Bridgeview Marina, which is offering a boat… Read more »

Trio of Sarnians helped Canada win wartime ‘Tea Bowl’

Frank Dombrowski of the U.S. Army congratulates Canadian Captain Bill Drinkwater following the 'Tea Bowl' game played at White City Stadium in London, England in 1944. 
Photo courtesy Capt. Jack H. Smith/ Dept. of National Defence

Tom Slater One wet winter evening in 1944 Canadian Major Dennis Whitaker, a former CFL quarterback, found himself sitting in an English pub beside a U.S. Special Services lieutenant. The conversation turned to football and the American told Whitaker he’d been sent enough equipment from the States to field six football teams. Several rounds later,… Read more »