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Arena naming rights

Two groups have expressed interest in buying the naming rights to the Sarnia Sports and Entertainment Centre. City staff are reviewing the two proposals and will submit a report to city council by May 9. The naming rights have been available since September when Sarnia’s agreement with RBC Royal Bank ran out. The home of… Read more »

Gobble gobble!

A trio of wild turkeys has been surprising motorists in the area of Christina Street and Errol Road in recent weeks and may have taken up residence in the woods and fairways of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. Though wild turkeys are renowned for wariness these city birds seem largely untroubled by cars and… Read more »

Student photo show dazzles the eye

The images on display here are some of the eye-grabbing entries from a recent competition involving 45 students in the Digital Photography program at Lambton College. “I was very impressed by the photographs,” said Leonard Segall, program co-ordinator of the Sarnia Photographic Club and board chair of the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts. “The students… Read more »

Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – What nautical measurement is the speed of one sea mile per hour? 2 – The Sarnia Tennis Club was incorporated in the same year the Great Depression began. What year? 3 – What does Ne stand for on the periodic table? 4 – When it officially opened its doors in 1975, what current… Read more »

Bluewater Cheer scores at nationals

Sarnia’s Bluewater Cheer Athletics Club built on a strong showing at provincials by recording six top-six finishes at the Cheer Evolution National Championship. The competition in Niagara Falls held April 8-10 is the nation’s most prestigious and featured 360 of the best teams from Canada and the U.S. Bluewater’s Athletics Frost (17) was the top… Read more »

Architect floats river idea for Canada’s 150th

George Mathewson A city architect with an international practice is proposing an elevated pier and pavilion on the St. Clair River as a way for Sarnia to celebrate its place in the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation next year. The concept from David Lavender Architect would see an existing walkway on The Pointlands extended into… Read more »

Restaurant opens in revamped Dante Club

Cathy Dobson New management, renovations and some innovative ideas have reinvigorated the 58-year-old Dante Club, improved finances and added 175 new members in the past year. At a time when cultural clubs in Sarnia are dwindling, the growth of the Dante Club is staggering. Catering sales in the last year have jumped 500%, says board… Read more »

Week of April 21

Gladu’s on-air remarks troubling Sir: While attempting to explain her concerns regarding assisted dying legislation on CHOK’s morning talk show, MP Marilyn Gladu recently quipped that “everyone’s suicidal” when they “break up with their boyfriend at 16.” While many needs are still not being met, much effort has been made to combat the stigma and… Read more »

Week of April 21

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, April 20 Newcomers’ Cooking Free cooking… Read more »