That extra spark

Defensive captain Noah Baldwin carries a blue smoke grenade as he leads the Sarnia Sturgeon Peewee team onto the field at Norm Perry Park. The little extra half-time pump-up seemed to help as the Sturgeon went on to defeat the visiting Forest City Thunderbirds 14-13 on June 29. Jack Clark Photo

Kinsmen Ribfest brings feast of sight and sound to Centennial Park

Jake Romphf That smoky cyclone swirling lazily above Centennial Park could mean only one thing – Ribfest was back. The Sarnia Kinsmen Ribfest drew good crowds to the waterfront July 5-8 for the traditional blend of live bands, vendor stalls and, of course, barbecued meat. While tucking into a rack from Jack the Ribber, diner… Read more »

Women’s Invitational

About 100 players from across Southwestern Ontario competed recently at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club’s annual Women’s Invitational, a best-ball event. Pictured here are, from left, Low Net Champions Debbie Vanhuizen and Brenda Vaillant, from Huron Oaks (score of 58), and Low Gross Champions Deb McDonald and Kathy Pilkey, of the host club, who… Read more »

Sting goaltender gets invite to NHL development camp

Sarnia native and Sting starting goalie Justin Fazio attended the Calgary Flames’ development camp July 5- 8 after receiving a free agent invitation. Fazio was one of five netminders at the camp, designed to enhance player development with conditioning and familiarity with the Flames organization. The 21-year-old led the Ontario Hockey League with .918 save… Read more »

Bash to support Sarnia Arena renovations

A ‘Brock Street Barn Bash’ is planned to support the ongoing Sarnia Arena fundraising campaign. The Aug. 17 event will allow people of all ages to see recently completed arena renovations, purchase food from the new concession stands, and listen to a live show by Scott Manery and the Barn Burners. The Twisted Arm restaurant… Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – Where would you find stellar winds: the oceans, the deserts, or the stars?   2 – What percentage of Sarnia-Lambton residents voted in the recent provincial election? 4              62.5                 65.1   3 – In a thunderstorm, which comes first: lightning or thunder?   4 – Mulligan International, a golf ball recovery service,… Read more »

Making our own fun

Kayla Smits, 8, dashes across an imaginary finish line in a race against a red blanket, which she and sister Jadyn, 10, also used as a toboggan to drag sister, Amy, 5, across the grass at Germain Park. The girls and their mother, Tanya Smits, were visiting the park one day last week to watch… Read more »

Northern students sweep athletic honours

Journal Staff A pair of students from Northern Collegiate have been named co-winners of the Stefanko Award. Presented annually by the Lambton Kent District School Board, the award recognizes the one male and one female secondary student in Lambton County who best exemplify outstanding athletic and academic achievement. Andrew Davies maintained top standing through his… Read more »

City pilot restoring legendary bush planes found up north

Troy Shantz A Sarnia businessman is restoring a pair of vintage Canadian-made bush planes he found in the woods of Northern Ontario. Steve Orr, owner of Bayview Chrysler Dodge Ltd., discovered the two grounded Norsemen earlier this year near Red Lake, Ont., where they’d been damaged in a hailstorm. “There’s some great aviation history with… Read more »