Legion donates $10,000 to arena upgrades

The Sarnia Arena is getting a new sound system, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 62. The Brock Street Barn is undergoing a $1.5-million revitalization that includes upgrades to the washrooms and change rooms, lobby and concession area, façade repairs and improved energy efficiency. The cost is split between federal… Read more »

Drouin taking season off

Olympic high jump gold medalist and Corunna native Derek Drouin will not compete in the 2018 track and field season. In a tweet last week, Drouin said he has dealt with some “unusual and confusing symptoms” during the preseason. He hasn’t competed since 2017 and pulled out of last year’s world championships because of a… Read more »

City hosting provincial axe and knife throwing championship

Sarnia will play host to the Ontario Provincial Axe and Knife Throwing Championship slated for Aug. 18-19. Valley Axe, a throwing range that opened two years ago at 1886 London Line, is hosting the tournament. City Hall has granted a noise bylaw exemption to allow for live outdoor entertainment during the event until 11:30 p.m…. Read more »

Provincial Team

Sarnia’s Larissa Loucks has made the 11-12 Ontario synchronized swimming team. She will attend the provincial team summer camp and compete at a national synchronized swimming event this summer at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Submitted Photo

Superstars of Canadian figure skating coming to Sarnia

Jake Romphf Sarnia will get a chance this fall to see some of Canada’s greatest figure skaters perform live at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. A cross-country ‘Thank You Canada Tour’ will visit 30 Canadian cities with a star-studded lineup that includes Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kaetlyn Osmond, Elvis Stojko, Megan Duhamel… Read more »

New inductees to Hall of Fame

Dan McCaffery Special to The Journal Seven individuals and a team make up the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Carolyne Prevost and Mark McGugan are the amateur inductees while Brian Dobbin is the honoured professional athlete. Joel Skinner will receive the Bud Morrison Award, Wayne Melanson is being recognized as a builder… Read more »

Medal winners

The St. Clair Taekwondo club had a strong showing at the John Lemieux Memorial tournament in London recently, with 10 members bringing home medals. From left are, front row: Edvin Pirija, silver; Rishi Shah, gold; Evangelina Satram, gold, two silver; Anna Roberts, three silver; Sophia Carreiro, gold, silver, bronze; Dimas Pimental, bronze; back row: Keegan… Read more »

Local golfer sets new course record

Steve Brown, a member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club, shot a scorching 63 in the third round of the Investors Group Ontario Men’s Mid-Am Championship to set a new course record at the Burlington Golf and Country Club. Brown finished the tournament with a -2 par 208 on June 21 to finish in… Read more »

No you don’t

A fan signals his approval as Hudson Laur and Ethan Isaac of the Sarnia Sturgeon junior varsity team halt the progress of a ball carrier from the Sault Ste. Marie Sabercats during a football game played at Norm Perry Park recently. The late-game defensive stand helped the Sturgeon pull out a 26-23 victory. Jack Clark… Read more »

Great Lakes offering summer basketball camps

Great Lakes Secondary is again offering summer basketball camp for boys and girls in Grades 2-9. The camps run for three weeks, July 16-20, Aug. 13-17, and Aug. 20-24, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and are open to all youth interested in basketball, not just students from Great Lakes feeder schools. Cost is… Read more »