Festival’s ‘poker run on water’ to aid art students

Journal Staff Area boaters will shuffle the deck for a good cause next month when a new event involving playing cards comes to Sarnia. Making Waves for Joanne is a poker run on water and a sidebar to the International Power Boat Festival. Participants in up to 75 boats will visit checkpoints and draw a… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of July 9

What’s happening events must be open to the public, of general interest, 60 words or less, and received at least two weeks prior to the event. Please include ticket prices, if any, and a phone number or website where readers can obtain more information. Email notices to Thursday July 9 Cooking With Leafy Greens… Read more »

Afghan War monument proposed

Sarnia is being asked to provide space for a war memorial, in part to honour the lives of two Lambton County residents lost in Canada’s Afghanistan Mission. The 1st Hussars Association is recommending a light armoured vehicle, known as a LAV III, be erected in Centennial, Germain or Victoria parks as part of a national… Read more »

Splish Splash

Sarnia’s exceedingly wet spring and summer has caused countless flooded basements and produced swarms of mosquitoes. But these rain puddles proved irresistible to Aiden Inchley, a student at Queen Elizabeth II School, who was passing through the new Cox Gardens in Germain Park with classmates for a year-end outing at Jackson Pool. Glenn Ogilvie

Blimey! An even bigger Captain Kidd Days

Tara Jeffrey Reptiles, rock climbing, paddle boats, a drive-in movie and Ontario’s largest inflatable are set to take over the Corunna Athletic Park for the 30th annual Captain Kidd Days. “We’re really focused on the kids,” said Geoff Dale, co-chair of a committee dedicated to making the small-town event a bit bigger each year. “That’s… Read more »

Race to Erase aiming for 50 teams this year

Cathy Dobson Volunteers organizing Sarnia’s 10th annual Race to Erase want to register teams now in anticipation of their biggest event yet on Sept. 26. “Our goal is to get 50 teams with four members each this year,” says co-founder Rich Bouchard.  The 2014 Race to Erase attracted 43 teams, so Bouchard says finding seven… Read more »

Art gallery mounts completed Ophelia project

Cathy Dobson With summer stretching before us and the kids out of school, the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery (JNAAG) has several intriguing exhibits and a family-friendly Sunday art program that might appeal. The public gallery has remounted an exhibition from 2013 that was created for the building`s grand opening with the help of… Read more »

Duc d’Orleans renews waterfront lease

Sarnia has renewed a waterfront lease agreement with the owner of the Duc d’Orleans to moor the cruise ship downtown for the next five years. The Duc has had an agreement with the city the past 20 years and has become a major tourist attraction. It’s also used by community groups and for special events… Read more »

Getting a Grove on

Camlachie’s Ben Robertson takes time to savour the start of a Lake Huron sunset while on his way to visit a friend in Bright’s Grove. The veteran boarder says his longer than normal skateboard simulates the feeling surfing while on wheels. Glenn Ogilvie