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Rolling on the river: Powerboat festival expected to draw 30,000

Journal Staff Organizers of Sarnia’s largest festival say they have a few new tricks up their sleeve this summer, but two things won’t change. The International Powerboat Festival will be geared to families, and virtually everything but the concerts will be free of charge, said co-organizer Michele Stokley. “It’s absolutely family-friendly. We’re even expanding the… Read more »

Sarnia woman is runner-up at Miss Universe pageant

Journal Staff Sarnia’s Michelle McKay came oh-so-close to representing Canada at the Miss Universe pageant. The 25-year-old teacher was first runner-up at the Miss Universe Canada event, held May 23 in Toronto. She lost out to Paola Nunez of Toronto, who advances to the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant, at a location yet to be… Read more »

What’s Happening, week of June 11

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 info@thesarniajournal.ca Wednesday, June 10 Church Anniversary On its… Read more »

Boy’s generous gift to help other kids play hockey

Cathy Dobson The phone call made Ted Pendle’s day. “In all the years of being with the Sarnia Hockey Association, this was the first time I had a call like this,” says the association’s long-time board member. It was Greg Robinson on the line, dad to 11-year-old Ethan Robinson. He told Pendle that Ethan had… Read more »

National golf event coming to Camlachie

Barry Wright For the second time in six years Camlachie will host a national golf championship. Sawmill Creek Golf Resort and Spa has landed the 2015 Canadian Women’s Senior Championship, as well as the Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship in late August. The club hosted the Canadian Junior Girls Championship in 2010. It’s the first time… Read more »

Jacobs honours grandpa with jersey number

Barry Wright When the newest member of the Sarnia Sting takes to the ice this season, he’ll be playing for himself, his teammates and the family that paved his way. Josh Jacobs, who left the Michigan State hockey program to sign with the Sting last week, will wear #8 as a tribute to his late… Read more »

Pan Am torch relay itinerary

Journal Staff The flame from the Pan Am Games will arrive in Sarnia on Tuesday, June 16. The official ceremony takes place outside city hall, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and includes coffee and playing of the national anthem. A street-level relay will leave city hall at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at the Sarnia Athletics Southwest… Read more »

Ribfest organizers planning another grate event

Cathy Dobson Rib and music lovers unite! The 17th annual Sarnia Ribfest is set to entertain the entire family on Father’s Day weekend, June 19 – 21, with new attractions, seven rib teams, 10 bands and a free kids’ zone. This Ribfest will be a little different from previous years, says organizer Dana Piggott. The… Read more »

Sarnia bowler takes on the world

Barry Wright Dara Sinclair will represent Canada at the World Tenpin Bowling Association Senior Championships in Las Vegas in August. The local bowler qualified with some 11th hour heroics at the Canadian Team Trials in Oshawa last month. A total of 114 men and 50 women rolled 18 games over three challenging lanes during the… Read more »