Big Daddy to operate arena food stands

A contact to run the concession stands at Sarnia and Clearwater arenas has been awarded to Big Daddy Foods. The three-year deal will pay the city a total of $13,500. The parks department couldn’t find an operator in 2016 because the growing number of drive-through restaurants had cut into concession stand margins. The owner of… Read more »

Young tennis player improving her game in Florida

Jake Romphf Sarnia’s Abigail Gordon is shining brightly in Florida as she competes at the elite level of U.S. youth tennis. The nine-year-old started playing four years ago when she attended a summer tennis camp at the Sarnia Riding Club. Two years later she was attending the Ontario Tennis Association’s Provincial Training Centre in Toronto…. Read more »

Ball hockey returns to Captain Kidd days

Corunna’s Captain Kidd Days will host a ball hockey tournament for the second straight year. Proceeds from the Aug. 4 tournament will support mental health initiatives at Rebound and St. Clair Child and Youth Services. The games will be three-on-three plus a goalie, 20-minute run time, and will be played on the Cap Park tennis… Read more »

Kickin’ back

Eight-year-old Emma Clements practices her kicks on the berm surrounding the main field of Centennial Park with her uncle Jace Clements. Emma plays minor girls soccer. Glenn Ogilvie photo

World Champ

Sarnia native Ian Van Reenen takes aim at a target during the regional qualifier of the Scott FireFit Championships held at Lambton College on June 23-24. He placed first in the 78-man field. Van Reenen is the reigning FireFit world champion, setting the individual world record time in 2016 and breaking it again last year…. Read more »

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

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 »