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Food Drive Builds Character and Team Spirit By Terry Tinkess

It’s funny the different type of team building exercises that happen early in the season. Some teams go to a tournament, others enter a bikeathon or sell chocolate bars. The South Stormont Bantam Rep “B” team however, had other ideas: how about collecting food for the local food bank? Collecting non-perishable food for the foodbank isn’t a new idea. Groups all over the world do it to help those less fortunate obtain the basic necessities of life. In this case however, the team took a good

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The South Stormont Bantam “B” Rep team stands behind the 700 food items they collected as part of a teambuilding exercise.   Photo by Terry Tinkess

deed and added a bit of athletic competitiveness and ended up collecting over 700 food items in a relatively short time. Brenda Walker, wife of head coach Robert Walker helped arrange the event. “Sheldon Veenstra is really the person behind this,” says Walker. “His family suffered through a house fire in 2008 and the community helped them in dealing with that. Afterwards, he decided that he wanted to give something back, so he started doing a food


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drive for the Agape Centre. He has collected about 4,000 food items, which is pretty impressive for a 16 year old.” The Selects players bought into the idea right from the start and competed with each other to see who could collect the most food. “I think it is a pretty good thing for our team,” says Kyle Collette, “and I never would have thought we would have collected 700 of them for Sheldon. It is pretty amazing that one player, Jacob Campbell brought

in about 290 cans and things.” “I think its great to help out people who don’t have enough food and stuff,” says Justin Bourdeau. “It’s great that we can get together and gather up food for people who are in need.” Team captain Austin Coleman agreed it was a good thing to help out the community, but was surprised at the result. “I didn’t think we were going to get that much, it sort of surprised me at the start,” says Coleman. Jacob Campbell, the super-duper collector on the team ended up collecting 297 food items. “It was a lot of fun, just going door to door and collecting from your neighbours and family,” says Campbell. Campbell gives most of the credit for his success to his teammates. “My team is very competitive, and I had a lot of competition from teammates who did a good job collecting, but I just wanted to come out on top. It really persuaded me to keep collecting.” A new team is forged, friends are made and the Agape Centre gets a well-needed infusion of food. If the Selects don’t win a game all season, they’ll still be considered champs!

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Each month the City of Cornwall’s Department of Planning, Parks & Recreation will highlight a selection of upcoming recreation an opportunities offered. Registration underway for winter swimming lessons Get ready to take the plunge! Registration for winter swimming lessons at the Cornwall Aquatic Centre is now underway. “Registering in one of our swimming lesson programs is a great way to meet new people, get some exercise and learn an important life skill,” said Aquatic Coordinator Lori Gibeau. Winter lessons begin on November 25th, and the popular Red Cross Swim programs for tots and children fill up fast so residents are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Through the programs, participants learn basic swimming

and water safety skills. Swimming programs include: • Red Cross Swim Preschool Starfish, Duck, Sea Turtle, Sea Otter, Salamander, Sunfish, Crocodile and Whale • Red Cross Swim Kids 1-10 • Lifesaving Society Swim Patrol Rookie, Ranger, Star • Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross • NLS • Red Cross Standard First Aid & CPR Level C • Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructor • Adult/Teen Lessons • Synchronized Swimming • Aqua Fitness - shallow, shallow

The City of Cornwall, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, have operated a local Table Tennis Club in the City since 2008. Each and every Monday, from September through May, ping pong players of all skill levels meet up to compete in singles and doubles matches. While the club has a number of players who compete in sanctioned tournaments in both Ontario & Quebec, the primary focus of the group is to enjoy the game for fun and fitness. All levels of players, male or female and over the age of 16 are more than welcome to participate. The club invites new players to come out a try their hand at table tennis.

The club meets on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the former École Jean XXIII Gymnasium at 610A McConnell Avenue. Registration for the club can be completed at the Benson Centre or the Aquatic Centre at a cost of $35.00 for the full season or a $3.00 nightly drop-in fee. Your first visit is free! Please bring your paddle, indoor running shoes and be prepared for a great, fun workout. For more information, please visit the City Website at or contact Lorne Taillon, Leisure Arts Coordinator, at 613-938-9898 ext. 2

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Hockey fans in Cornwall and SD&G haven’t really noticed the NHL Lockout. There’s a buzz around the area about the Cornwall Colts and what’s so far been an up and down season. It’s safe to say the Colts will be among the top four CCHL teams come March and will have a long playoff run.

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The River Kings have drawn between 1,500 and 2,000 people to a pair of exhibition games putting on a really good show. The talent, which was detailed in last month’s column, has impressed local hockey fans with some beginning to follow the team to away games in Western Quebec. The River Kings fan base will only grow as the season progresses and they beginning winning hockey games. Saturday night’s may not have any NHL games for a while but Al Wagar’s club will help fill the void. Then there’s the OHL. I’ve noticed local fans making the trek to either Kingston or Ottawa to get a glimpse of future NHLers. It’s a good product if you don’t mind travelling a couple of hours. And of course there’s always plenty of good local talent on display at Benson Centre. The Typhoons (Cornwall Girls) have hosted their first tournament with another to come in November. Seaway Valley is also well into tournament season having hosted a successful one while Cornwall Minor Hockey continues to showcase future talent with its teams.

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Cornwall City Council agreed to donate the Zamboni to Pond Inlet in July after receiving a request from the community. The Zamboni was purchased in 1987, and was targeted for disposed later this year through a surplus equipment tender. Officials from Pond Inlet covered the cost of shipping. According to mayor Bob Kilger, a donation of this nature isn’t unusual. “Cornwall is a caring and generous

community, and this donation is yet another example of that,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. The donated Zamboni will improve access to organized hockey in the community of 1,600 by creating more ice time and better ice to play on. Previously the ice in Pond Inlet’s community arena was manually cleaned with shovels and brooms throughout the day and flooded at the end of each day, a process that takes over an hour to complete. “The Zamboni will most likely be used

Driving a Zamboni sure beats having to shovel and sweep the ice! The donation by the City of Cornwall should increase available ice times and improve ice conditions at the community arena in Pond Inlet, Nunavut. Photo supplied by the City of Cornwall.  Residents of Pond Inlet were excited to receive a surplus Zamboni, which had been donated by the City of Cornwall. Photo supplied Over the course of their lifespan, most Zamboni’s cover a lot of territory, but never really go very far. A surplus model from the City of Cornwall would seem to be the exception, having recently arrived in Pond Inlet, which is located on the northeastern tip of Baffin Island in the Territory of Nunavut.

in the coming weeks as the weather is starting to cool off enough to start the ice making process,” said Mr. Kavanaugh. In addition to the Zamboni, a quantity of surplus hockey bags and various pieces of equipment from the Ontario Hockey Academy, as well as some T-shirts from Team Cornwall were donated. The arrival of the Zamboni caused

quite a stir in the community. “When the Zamboni arrived, people of all ages came out to see the new addition to the community arena,” said Robert Kavanaugh, an RCMP officer and community volunteer in Pond Inlet. “Everyone is excited that this hockey season will be that much better by having the Zamboni resurfacing the ice.”  


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Remington’s Cornwall Men’s Flag Football League is serious fun By H. Armstrong

Cornwall has had a men’s football league since 1975. “This is probably the oldest consecutive running league in Cornwall,” says Marc Renaud, who has played for the Remington’s Cornwall Men’s Flag Football League for 8 years.” The league has grown and changed over the years. The first year there were six teams; this year an 11th team was added as interest continues to grow. Gary Dexter, who has played 38 seasons, is one of the founding members of the league. He explained after finishing high school a group of guys were playing pickup football, but were looking for more. “We found out a lot of our friends from other schools were also doing the same thing. A brunch of us got together and decided to see if we could form a league.”

In the mid 80’s the game transitioned from touch to flag football. Flag football, explained Dexter, because it is easier to referee than touch because it is definitive when a flag is removed. “We play seriously when we’re playing. Sometimes it does get a little “hot” out there, but nothing carries on beyond the play.” The players agree that flag football is more difficult than touch. Leigh Bergeron, who has played with the league for 10 years, said flag football is more of a “Brain Game” than contact football. He admits that many shirts and shorts are torn through, as the players spin and dodge to avoid losing their flags. Renaud said they play flag football to prevent injuries. “It’s all guys who have a passion for football and they want to prolong it for as long as they can,” says Renaud.

Gary Dexter tries to prevent Marc Renaud from grabbing his flag during a Sunday morning flag football game, as Marc Sauve looks on.  Photo by H. Armstrong

Only about 30 to 40 per cent of the players played football in high school because For a time there was no football at the high school level. The league is multi-generational: Dexter, for example has a son and a nephew who play on his team. The average player age in the league is 30-31 years. The 68 game regular season starts at the end of August. Each team plays twice weekly. Jeff Cicchini, the league treasurer and a player says the players take the game very seriously. “It is still friendly enough, but it is pretty competitive,” he says. Everyone wants to play in the finale. The League Champion Game will be played November 10 at Holy Trinity High School. According to Dexter the reason he plays flag football can be summed-up in one sentence: “Us old guys get to play longer.”

It’s a Girl’s Game Too! By Richard Waldroff

The game of hockey has moved in many directions. It has grown in a variety of forms: we have in-line, sledge, several on-ice versions, and equally as many off-ice ideas. The one that has grown tremendously is “Women’s Hockey. “ Hockey, like everything good, began by a few willing to endure resistance and criticism from those with a narrower vision. Women’s Hockey is not for everyone. It, like many other sports, receives less spectator interest than the male game, and that’s too bad. Hockey in Canada, since its beginning, has been believed by the fans to require a rough and somewhat not so skilled format. It was not for the faint of heart. Interestingly enough, that ideal is moving in a direction of establishing respect for your opponent. On the North American scene, as well as internationally the Canadian Women’s team continues to lead all others in wins, with team USA being our strongest competition. The European teams remain in striking distance but don’t have the talent of our Canadian women. A couple of seasons ago a group of women from China came to Canada to work with and learn from the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association. Who better to learn from? This Association has a membership somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000. That is a considerable number, especially when you consider they have only female participants unlike the minor hockey associations who accept both females and males. In the immediate area we have one large association and some smaller ones, but these associations as well have experienced similar growth, generating the need for more icetime, more volunteers, and greater community support. April 2013 Ottawa will be the place to be for Women’s Hockey, as it hosts the 2013 Women’s World Hockey Championship. With with such a great event being held so close by, everyone with any interest in hockey should plan on attending. The tournament runs from April 2-9, 2013, but for more info you can go to See you there! Until next time, keep your stick below the waist!


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First row: Terrell Thomas, Payne Benedict, Ben Gadbois, Kolten “Cookie” OakesCook, Alyssa Seguin, Gab Cyr and Brayden Valiquette. Second row: Tommy Forrester, Cameron Marleau, Joseph DiStefano, Mick Miller, Jeremy Latour, Alex Seguin, Charles Laplante and Colby Carriere. Back Row: Mike Piquette (Head Coach), Greg Barnhart (Trainer), Jacob “Jake” Cook, Cameron Chisholm and Reid Lepine (Assistant Coach).

The Cornwall Colts Peewee B Rep team played as the host team in the Wendy’s Annual Fall Classic Peewee / Atom Tournament. In round robin play the Colts opened the tournament with a win over NGS, a tie vs Perth and a Loss to Richmond. This record was good enough to allow the Colt’s to advance to the semi final game vs Blackburn Hamlet. The Colt’s came out on top and advanced to the final vs previously undefeated Richmond. The Colt’s lost the game 4 -2 , winning the silver medal in the process.

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The “Team” has just completed Issue # 4 and once again I would like to thank Lynn (Graphic Design), Terry (Editorial), Bernadette (Web Site), the writers and editorial contributors, our distribution locations, our advertisers and of course the kids and people who make our stories possible. I hope you enjoy issue # 4. The CMHA Peewee B Rep team, coached by myself, Reid Lepine and trainer Greg Barnhart had the thrill of a lifetime on Monday Nov 5th. They had an opportunity to participate in a “mini game” during the 1st intermission of the First Assist Charity Classic. This was no ordinary between periods minigame. The peewees took on some of the NHL players in a spirited affair. A special thank you to organizer John Chabot, and the NHL players who created a memory that will last a lifetime for these kid’s. Speaking of the Peewee’s the day before the First Assist Charity Classic, they won silver at the Wendy’s Fall Classic Atom / Peewee Tournament held at the Benson Centre over the weekend. It’s “Movember” already, what a great idea to raise money for such a worthwhile cause, prostrate cancer. A former player of mine and his dad (a former trainer) have teamed up this year to raise money and awareness. Best of luck to Jensen and Dean Stanley. To make a donation you can visit their website Here’s hoping someone wins the $5000.00 this season in the Kia of Cornwall Shootout held between the 1st and 2nd period at the RiverKings games.

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That is a great question. Certainly improving your strength and athleticism will make you a better football player. Football is a sport that requires quick, powerful and explosive movements. I would suggest you use an “agility ladder” at home to help with agility, balance and foot speed. Building strength will require resistance exercises, I would seek out a certified personal trainer to help build an appropriate program. Be sure to find someone familiar with the sport of football. What a football player does in the off-season is every bit as important as what happens during the season. Good luck in your football career! Coach Kirby

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Karate Komments By Jim Riddell Seaway Valley Karate Club

The martial arts and Karate in particular are a great way to stay active. Many people, however, hold-off from getting involved because they have questions and don’t know who to ask in order to get the answers. In this article, I have attempted to answer some of the more common questions. How does Karate differ from other martial arts? There are more similarities between the various arts than there are differences. They are all designed as self- defense for the practitioner – the difference is where the emphasis is placed. Judo and Jiu-Jitsu focus on throws, grappling, and jointlocks. Tae Kwon Do, having many similar techniques to Karate, places an emphasis on kicks and mobility. Karate has fewer kicks than Tae Kwon Do, but concentrates more on blocks, counters, and vital point striking. Will my child become more aggressive if he/she takes Karate? Any good martial arts program will stress that techniques learned in class are to be used only to get out of a serious situation. They are not for use at school or at any group activities with their peers. Over time as the child progresses, he/she will not only gain self-confidence and self-esteem, but his/her selfdiscipline will also improve. Will Karate help me to lose weight? The simple secret of weight loss is to burn more calories than you

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consume. The exercises and drills of any martial art will increase endurance, strength and flexibility. This, combined with a commitment to a healthy dietary plan, can make this goal achievable. A motivating factor that can help you to succeed with Karate, where other attempts may have failed, is the progressive belt system. This can help the student maintain a constant goal oriented focus. Do I have to compete to advance in belt rank? No one is forced to compete unless they choose to. For those who would like to experience competition, we have tournaments available to us, featuring sparring, kata, self-defence, and grappling. Sometimes as a martial artists training progresses, the interests

and focus changes and they become interested in different aspect of the sport. Over the years, I have seen some “passive” individuals that discovered a side of themselves that they never thought existed.

didn’t come from the martial arts is very applicable – “If you are unwilling to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” A Black belt is just a White belt that never quit.

I am not (or never was) a very If you would like to know good athlete, is it possible for me to more about what Karate has ever earn a Black belt? to offer, you can contact me at It certainly is possible. Many Karate styles are largely based on gross motor skills, which are simple, whole body movements, easily retained under stress. Through repetition and over time these movements get polished and many students discover that they may have a little more athletic ability than they gave themselves credit for. Positive attitude and a dedicated commitment are the most important factors. An old saying, although it

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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #297 provided the Cornwall Major Midget Colts with a generous donation of $500.00 at a recent meeting. Patrick Dussault, team manager attended as a team official and offered the utmost gratitude of behalf of the team. “We are very thankful to all the members of the Legion for the generous support they are providing to the team,” said Dussault. “The money will go a long way as it will cover the cost of our tournament in Prescott next month.” The Cornwall Major Midget Colts team is made up of 17 players, aged 16 and 17.

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Kirby Camplin finds fulfillment in coaching “I got a call from the Ontario “It (football) has started up again bringing players, coaches, and Football Alliance (OFA), which is “Diamonds are created under spectators back to the sport. Football the governing body for football in great pressure,” is a saying that was gone for so long.” Ontario,” says Camplin. “I’ve been Kirby Camplin, head coach of selected as the linebacker coach for Camplin moved to Cornwall from the Cornwall Wildcats uses often. the U18 Team Ontario Selects team. He loves football and draws his Winnipeg in 1989. His father was in This team is made up of the top 40 inspiration from the kids that he the air force, moving around a lot as football players in Ontario. coaches. “I get a lot of fulfillment a youngster. Camplin left Cornwall “Try-outs are December 8th in from watching the kids succeed,” a few times but says “there is always says Camplin. “Any given weekend, something that draws me back.” Stoney Creek, Ontario, then I’ll be you can turn on the TV and see one Camplin is the vice-president of the heading to Cornwall Minor Football league and of these kids on TV.” Austin, Texas for a week in head coach of the Ontario Varsity February with the team.” Camplin says that football is a Football League (OVFL). huge part of his and his family’s According to Camplin there are OVFL started in Cornwall 3 years lives and says that his wife and three 7 coaches on the squad and more ago. “It has been a huge undertaking, children are all involved in football than half are Canadian university but a lot of fun and a huge success,” in one way or another. “I just want coaches. Coaches from across the says Camplin. OVFL was started to give back to the community in the province. to get the attention of the scouts best way possible.” Camplin enjoys Camplin is excited, and with good helping young players develop and from the Universities. “Kids see opportunities now with football reason. It is quite an honour to be achieve their dreams. selected for a role such as this, but it after high school.” Camplin explains that football has also helps to reinforce to his players As much as the OVFL helps provide returned to Cornwall only during something that he strongly believes. the past decade after a long absence. players with future opportunities, it “Follow your dreams and “Football is still in its infancy in may have also played a role in an never give up,” is advice that Eastern Ontario,” says Camplin. honour Camplin received. By Diane Hunter

Camplin’s high school coach at St. Lawrence, Les Newman gave to him. “Not a football coach, but very inspirational.” This is advice that seems to have worked well for Kirby Camplin.

Through his love of football and his passion for coaching, Kirby Camplin has helped a number of local athletes in pursuing their dreams.  Photo by Terry Tinkess

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Ed Lumley’s Legacy to Cornwall

Lumley had to drop most of his involvement Edward Lumley was born in Windsor and after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in minor sports when his ambitions turned to degree, moved to Cornwall in 1964. He worked politics. When Lumley was elected as mayor of Cornwall, he became the driving force behind with the Coca-Cola bottling company. “The first people I met were Norm Baril, the Civic Complex.

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“The whole reason for doing that,” said Lumley, Jimmy Larin and Ray Lascelle from the Cornwall Royals,” said Lumley. Lumley joined the Royals “was the Royals won the Memorial Cup while we were in the Quebec league in 1972, and we as an assistant coach in 1965-66. Once Larin left the Royals to coach at St, were trying to get in the OHA (Ontario Hockey Lawrence College, Lumley became even more Association), and they demanded an arena with 4000 seats.” The arena was built seating 3998 active in coaching the Royals. with two chairs to bring it up to 4000. Lumley also helped Gilles Leger coach “The complex wasn’t built just for the Royals,” football for Cornwall Classical College for a few years. They tried to start a junior football said Lumley, “We built it for conventions and other things.” team, sponsored by pro teams. The Royals, or course moved on and Lumley “My plan was to just start the club and finance it and went on to coach,” said Lumley, adding he saw that as a great loss for Cornwall, a spiritual had a lot of help. After three years, it turned out loss according to Lumley. Who would have thought that when an ambitious 24-year-old from Windsor set foot in Cornwall he would take the city by storm and leave behind a legacy including an arena named after him?

“In 1972, my first year as mayor, we tried to be drawing too much money and they had to to change the attitude of the people and it was drop the team. “Some people join service clubs and fraternal pretty difficult because we had 26 per cent organizations,” said Lumley, “For me, to help unemployment and we needed things to make out young men in football and hockey, that’s us feel good about ourselves,” he said. “The Cornwall Royals made us feel good about where I made my contribution.” ourselves.”

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HOCKEY SCHEDULES Game Schedule for Morrisburg Lions



Fri., Nov. 1 Fri., Nov. 2 Sun., Nov. 4 Fri., Nov. 9 Sun., Nov. 11 Fri., Nov. 16 Sun., Nov. 18 Fri., Nov. 23 Sun., Nov. 25 Fri., Nov. 30

7:30 pm 8:30 pm 2:30 pm 8:00 pm 2:30 pm 8:30 pm 3:00 pm 8:15 pm 2:30 pm 8:30 pm

Morrisburg Brockville Casselman Morrisburg Casselman Char-Lan Morrisburg Morrisburg South Grenville Gananoque

HOME LOCATION Casselman Morrisburg Morrisburg Alexandria Morrisburg Morrisburg Akwesasne Winchester Morrisburg Morrisburg

J.R. Brisson Complex Morrisburg Arena Morrisburg Arena Glengarry Sports Palace Morrisburg Arena Morrisburg Arena A’nowara’ko:wa Arena Winchester Arena Morrisburg Arena Morrisburg Arena


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Game Schedule for Char-Lan Rebels DATE


Fri., Nov. 2 Sat., Nov. 3 Sat., Nov. 10 Sun., Nov. 11 Fri., Nov. 16 Sat., Nov. 17 Fri., Nov. 23 Sat., Nov. 24 Fri., Nov. 30

8:15 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 3:00 pm 8:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm

Char-Lan Winchester Alexandria Akwesasne Char-Lan Casselman Char-Lan Akwesasne Char-Lan

HOME LOCATION Winchester Char-Lan Char-Lan Char-Lan Morrisburg Char-Lan Alexandria Char-Lan Westport

Winchester Arena Char-Lan Recreation Centre Char-Lan Recreation Centre A’nowara’ko:wa Arena Morrisburg Arena Char-Lan Recreation Centre Glengarry Sports Palace Char-Lan Recreation Centre Westport Community Arena

Game Schedule for Cornwall Colts DATE

Thurs., Nov. 1 Thurs., Nov. 8 Fri., Nov. 9 Thurs., Nov. 15 Fri., Nov. 16 Sun., Nov. 18 Tues., Nov. 20 Thurs., Nov. 22 Sat., Nov. 24 Sun., Nov. 25 Thurs., Nov. 29 Fri., Nov. 30


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Cornwall Cornwall Smiths Falls Cornwall Gloucester Cumberland Kanata Cornwall Ottawa Cornwall Cornwall Brockville


Ed Lumley Arena Ed Lumley Arena Smiths Falls Ed Lumley Arena Earl Armstrong Navan Memorial Kanata R.C. Ed Lumley Arena Jim Durrell P Ed Lumley Arena Ed Lumley Arena Brockville M.C.

Game Schedule for Alexandria Glens TIME AWAY HOME LOCATION

8:00 pm 3:00 p.m. 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 7:30 pm 8:00 pm 8:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Akwesasne Alexandria Alexandria Akwesasne Morrisburg Alexandria Alexandria Char-Lan Alexandria Casselman Winchester Alexandria Char-Lan Alexandria Alexandria Westport South Grenville Alexandria

Glengarry Sports Palace A’nowara’ko:wa Arena Glengarry Sports Palace Char-Lan Recreation Centre J.R. Brisson Complex Glengarry Sports Palace Glengarry Sports Palace Westport Community Centre Glengarry Sports Palace

Game Schedule for Akwesasne Wolves DATE

Fri., Nov. 2 Sat., Nov. 3 Thurs., Nov. 8 Sat., Nov. 10 Sun., Nov. 11 Sat., Nov. 17 Sun., Nov. 18 Sun., Nov. 25 Thurs., Nov. 29


8:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:30 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 8:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 8:15 pm

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Glengarry Sports Palace A’nowara’ko:wa Arena J.R. Brisson Complex A’nowara’ko:wa Arena A’nowara’ko:wa Arena Winchester Arena A’nowara’ko:wa Arena A’nowara’ko:wa Arena J.R. Brisson Complex

Game Schedule for Cornwall River Kings DATE TIME AWAY HOME LOCATION Sat., Nov. 3

8:00 pm Cornwall

Saint-Georges Centre Sportif Lcroix-Dutil

Fri., Nov, 9

8:30 pm Cornwall

Thetford-Mines Centre Mario Gosselin

Sun., Nov. 11

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Ed Lumley Arena

Sat., Nov. 17

7:30 pm Sorel Tracy


Ed Lumley Arena

Sun., Nov. 18

8:00 pm Cornwall

Riviere-Du-Loup Centre Premier Tech

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Parks & Recreation Strives To Keep Everyone Moving! By Jan Murray The City of Cornwall has many things on the go to keep you active this winter including swimming at the Aquatic Centre, skating at the Benson Centre, outdoor rinks and trails, fitness programs, sports and social programs, as well as art programs. With such a wide variety of activities on the go, there is certainly something for everyone. The Red Cross offers swimming lessons throughout the winter months at the Aquatic Centre. The next session begins on November 25th and includes synchronized swimming, aquatic leadership courses, aqua fitness as well as rehab swim. Public skating is also available at the Benson Centre on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Special times for senior skating is offered on Mondays and Fridays as well as a Parent and Tot skate that is available on Wednesdays. For more information or exact times, please visit the website: http://www.cornwall. ca/en/recreation/BensonCentre.asp Lorne Taillon, Leisure Arts Coordinator with the Department of Planning, Parks & Recreation at the Benson Centre says that once the temperature drops, there will be even more opportunities. “ A number of outdoor rinks will be constructed and maintained throughout the city by staff and volunteers. A sample of some of the sites where outdoor rinks will be maintained includes King George Park, Alexander Park, Lamoureux Park, Grant Park, Dover Heights Park, Terry Fox Park & Reg Campbell Park. The City also offers cross-country skiing at Guindon Park when weather

The City of Cornwall has a fantastic selection of facilities in which to keep busy during the winter months. Photos supplied by the City of Cornwall.

is cooperative. If you are more of a downhill skier or interested in snowboarding, lessons are available at Big Ben Ski Hill. More information on these lessons can be obtained by calling 613-933-6377. For the fitness buff in your household, the City of Cornwall offers various fitness programs over the winter months. Zumba for children is offered on Saturday mornings with the next session beginning on November 3rd for $30.00 per session. The Benson Centre will have classes available for registration (or for dropin) for Drums Alive Cardio. These classes are underway now through mid December and will begin again in January running through until April. The cost is $40.00 per session or for a $5.00 drop-in fee. For those trying to squeeze in a little exercise time on their lunch hours, they might want to check out the Lunch Time Boot Camp that runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. at the Civic Complex. Classes are running

until mid December and then a new session will begin in January. You may register for $80.00 or pay a $5.00 dropin fee. There is Kick Boxing Cardio available also at the Benson Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8:00- 9:00 p.m. Classes are offered both by registration or drop- in. For the stay-at-home mom, Stroller Babes is fitness for mom and babies. It is held at the Benson Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays starting at 9:30 a.m. The next session begins on November 12th and will run through to December 19th. Both the Cornwall Civic Complex as well as the Benson Centre offer a walking and running track that is free and available for all to take part in an indoor walk or run. Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m., you can enjoy a good game of social duplicate bridge for only $20.00 per session. For youth in the Cornwall area, tennis lessons are available for ages 5 – 16 at the Benson Centre on Saturday

mornings. A youth badminton program for ages 12 – 16 runs on Fridays at 6 p.m. beginning November 2nd and will run through until March 1st. Also for our younger sports enthusiasts, a youth basketball skills winter program is offered for children ages 6 – 12 at the former Ecole Jean XXIII Gymnasium at 610 McConnell Avenue. Floor hockey is also available at the same location. A youth “Nothing But Net” program will be offered at the Benson Centre for the winter for children ages 6 – 12. According to Taillon, many of the listed programs were developed with families in mind. “Our family based activities include the Tiny Tots Craft Program, Public Skating, Public Swimming Programs and all of the outdoor activities.” In addition to the regular programs, there will also be occasional special events, such as Winterfest. The Winterfest Committee is organizing a four-day winter carnival that will feature both indoor as well as outdoor activities, a midway, music and fireworks. For more information you can visit their website at: http://www. If you have free time and would like to volunteer, there are a number of programs and services where your services would be gratefully appreciated. Volunteers could help out with sports activities, crafts, instruction, outdoor rink maintenance as well as many other areas. For more information, please contact Lorne Taillon at 613-938-9898 ext.2 or email Judging by the range of activities, it will be difficult to find a time when there is nothing to do.


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in 2008. Saaltink was 22 at the time. Since its inception in 2009 the fundraiser has raised approximately $50,000 for a number of organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), Arrive Alive and the Agape Centre. Each year the recipient organization is selected by the Saaltink family and this year’s event will see proceeds donated to the Boys and

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participants, and medals will be presented to the top three male and “It’s a tribute run for Heather females in each event. and it is really a gift back to our community,” said Wendy Henry, race Registration will be capped coordinator. “We’re a community- at 500, and already exceeds 340 minded organization ourselves, and participants. Those interested Heather was a person who believed in participating are encouraged in giving back to others. to apply online at www. “Each year I find it so amazing as hsrun/registration.php to the amount our little club raises. It really is tremendous.” “We’ve always capped it at 500,” explained Henry. “This is mainly The event features 10, 5 and 2 because of our space available, kilometre routes for all ages and plus we want it to be home-grown, all begin at Longue Sault Public for people to feel comfortable, and School. Start time for the 10K is for them to enjoy the moment with 10 a.m., while the 5K is 10:10 a.m. us during a run or walk. and the 2K is 11:30 a.m. Bib pickup is from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Hot chili “And everything goes to a good and sweets will be provided for cause.”


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At the 2012 Olympic games in London, the Womens Soccer team seemed well on its way to advancing to the gold medal game when a couple unusual calls by the referee seemed to change the momentum of the game, allowing the US team to pick up the victory. Following the game, many of the Canadian players, including captain Christine Sinclair were critical of the officiating. None of the Canadian players were suspended at the time as a result of their comments, but were put on notice that further action might be taken following the games. Recently, Sinclair was suspended for four games and fined by FIFA, Soccer’s governing body for “displaying unsporting behaviour towards match officials after the match.”

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Its always been said that to be an official in any sport you have to have thick skin. I don’t think that applies today. I personally question the official’s calls myself. I think Sinclair and the Canadian girls were justified in their comments, and they should have been suspended right after if it was so bad. We all know that politics play a role at that level of play. No question. Officials are human and make mistakes however those athletes work so hard to reach that level they deserve the best in officiating. They were simply venting after giving all they had. Officials must be respected in the playing field but if comments to the international press were used to suspend those girls, well so much for free press and freedom of speech. They are entitled to their opinion. Sometimes, you have to speak up, damn the consequences. In any sport, you have to respect the role of the official, even if you don’t respect the person. Their job, as much as we like to think otherwise, is not always black and white, and most of us couldn’t do it. In speaking up immediately after the game about questionable calls, Sinclair was simply displaying the degree of loss she felt. You don’t score three times in a game of that magnitude, then lose, and not feel shattered. If it had ended there, I don’t think there would have been any suspension. The comments that came a bit later, after having had the time to think, were something soccer’s governing body had to deal with. To their credit, they waited, imposing a suspension that will in all likelihood be served with little or no consequence. There is always a price to be paid, but sometimes it is worth it. Christine Sinclair’s after the match comments to the official that led to this suspension cannot be discussed as part of the disciplinary process. However, minutes later in an interview, she was quoted as saying, “It’s a shame, that in a game so important, the ref decided the result before it started”. Sinclair, an eleven year veteran of Canada’s National Woman’s Team, as captain, would be experienced and well versed in dealing with both on field officials and the media. Although Ms. Sinclair’s passion for the game and her level of intensity are admirable qualities, she is responsible for her actions and must accept the consequences. FIFA is justified in handing down this fine and suspension, and in doing so, establishes parameters that may help prevent incidents like this in the future.

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Senior Sports Memories Joan Lawson: More Than Just the Office Manager By Anne Phillips

What started out as involvement in a “Save the Royals” campaign turned into a decade-long commitment to young hockey players for one local woman. Joan Lawson was one of the many Cornwall hockey fans that

did not want to see the Royals leave. Unfortunately, it was not meant to be. Once the Royals left, Cornwall was without a major hockey team until 1992 when Don Derry bought the Massena Americans and turned them into the Cornwall Colts. Starting out as a volunteer, Lawson joined the group promoting the Colts and soon found herself as a full-time office manager for the club. Lawson said her duties as office manager meant not only dealing with the paperwork involved, but also included taking care of the boys and giving allergy shots and just being there if they needed someone to talk to. “I’ve always liked young people,” said Lawson, who says she felt that this gave her an opportunity to work with young people while promoting a sport she enjoyed. “There were great people running the club,” she added, saying she really

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enjoyed her time with the Colts. Lawson was not only the face behind the desk in the office, but also welcomed players into her home while acting as a billet. “We had quite a number of good players,” she said. Lawson remembers players from Cornwall asking why she seemed to favour the billets over the local players. Lawson said it wasn’t a matter of favouritism so much as she felt the boys from out of town needed more attention because they were away from home. Lawson took on the role as surrogate mom. She wasn’t the only Lawson to be involved in the club either. Her daughter Shawna used to sing the national anthem before each game, and daughter Jennifer got involved working the canteen before moving into the office. “It was something we did together as a family,” said Lawson. She left the club in 2002, ten years after she started.

Most of Lawson’s favourite memories involve road trips with the Colts, including the trip to Fort MacMurray for the national championship, where they didn’t do that well, to the trip to Joliette where they almost won the whole thing. She is especially proud to be the owner of four championship rings, thanks to the great players from the “little club that could.”

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Bradley Reid, 18, is a paramedic student at St. Lawrence College. He has been a trainer for two years, and is currently holds the designation of Level three. In 2010 he was selected as trainer of the year in Cornwall Minor Hockey. Each month, Brad will share his perspective and tips on how best to take care of your team. The job of the trainer extends beyond the borders of the bench. There are a few easy things you can do pre-game to benefit you, the coaches and your players. Before any game it is important to make sure that the water bottles are clean and full with fresh cold water. The last thing you want is to be running off the bench to fill bottles. Does your team have a bottle designated to each player? This could greatly reduce the spread of germs and bacteria. Mark the player’s number on the bottle to indicate who it belongs to. Another important duty of the trainer is to find out if any players may have injuries before the game even starts. Remember were dealing with teenage boys…their weekends are full of activities that may create off ice injuries. Players won’t always approach you to inform you of an injury, so make sure you ask before the

game, communication is key to establish a good trainer-player relationship. This information could come in handy if a player is injured during the game. Your biggest lifeline during an emergency is your bag. Before the game, make sure your bag is tidy and full; you don’t want to be missing critical equipment you may need on the ice. Know your gear inside and out, where it is and how to use it, this will help you when it comes time to act fast. When these situations happen it is also important to have a designated person who will call for help, before each game make sure you designate a parent or coach as your 911 caller when things go bad. With trainers, as with players, preparation is the key to success.

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Sports And Family Go Hand In Hand For Thor Grant By Diane Hunter

would get a shot on him.”

Thor Grant comes from a big sports family. With brothers and sisters all in sports from lacrosse to football it was hard for Grant not to be an athlete. “Being able to grow up around a great loving family like mine I was fortunate and thankful,” said Grant “I had great support and all the hand-me-down sporting equipment any kid would be thankful for, which played a huge factor in the athlete I am today.”

Grant says that succeeding in sports comes with muscular endurance training, a constant dedication to the gym and a diet that doesn’t consist of candy bars, chips, and soda. “I wouldn’t say that lacrosse has helped me to achieve any of my goals, but it has helped me become a leader, showed me the importance of teamwork, and taught me the importance of fitness and health.”

Grant has been playing lacrosse for the past 10 years. He finished off the 2012 lacrosse season as captain of the Cornwall Celtics with the Ontario Junior “C” lacrosse scoring title. “I had the whole championship team sign my jersey that carried my favorite number on the back (#4).” Grant says that was one of his biggest accomplishments. Grant also plays hockey, football, basketball, track & field, baseball, and soccer. “My first season attempting to play lacrosse I realized it was by far the most intriguing sport I have ever played.” Starting off as a scoring forward, Grant had the opportunity to play goalie at the age of 12. “At 12 years old to be asked to play a position that important, that I had never played before, it was a rush.” The team was able to win a silver medal for the Cornwall Bulldogs.

Photo cutline: ThorGrant.jpg. Thor Grant holds up his jersey signed by the coach and winning team after winning the Ontario Junior C scoring title for the 2012 season in Kitchener.  Photo by Lydia McIntosh

Grant was introduced to field lacrosse while attending General Vanier Intermediate School. The Vikings were the only Canadian team playing in the division at the time. “My time at G.V. as a Viking was unforgettable,” said

Grant. “My most fond memory was playing field lacrosse with my brother, Judd Grant (goalie) where we were undefeated.” Grant says he felt honored and proud to be on the same team as his brother. “I would do anything to make sure no one

Grant sets his goals by looking at the bigger picture. “You can’t one day say I want to be an astronaut and become one.” Grant says it is a step by step process, “you have to pay your dues and take a few losses before you achieve greatness.” He says that an ultimate achievement for him would be to make an NLL (National Lacrosse League) team and make a career out of playing sports. “Just to be recognized would mean the world to me.” Grant has a lot of support from his family and his girlfriend, Lydia McIntosh. McIntosh was never one to be into sports but has been able to make almost every one of Grant’s Games. Grant’s family motto is “Stand Fast” which means to never back down from a battle, or in his case from a new challenge. It is a motto, that at least to this point in his life, he has been able to follow.


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Cornwall Girls Hockey Association: Home Ice Advantage By Tammy Larin

The Cornwall Girls Hockey Association (CGHA) wrapped up yet another successful competitive girl’s hockey tournament. The 29th edition of the tournament was host to 53 teams from Ontario, Quebec and the United States. past president and tournament convenor Brian Tardiff says that without a lot of volunteer help, it couldn’t have happened. “It takes a lot of planning to host a tournament,” said Tardiff, “Without the support of volunteers and the executives of CGHA, the tournament would not run as well as it does.” Yvon Besner is a man who wears many hats within the association as the vice-president, tournament registrar and head coach of the Midget “AA” Typhoons. He says the importance of this tournament cannot be overstated. “This is our second largest tournament to date,” says Besner. “It is important to host such an event because it is a fundraiser that raises thousands of dollars that helps keep the cost of registration down.”

Kate Villeneuve and Tanya Disotell-Dunsmore displaying the medals they won as their team, the atom “A” Typhoons defeated the team from Clarence-Rockland to win the atom “A” championship.

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division, the girls earned an automatic spot in the finals. In the finals they met with Clarence Rockland who challenged the Typhoons without success. The Atom A Typhoons The association had six teams won the championship game 4-0, within the atom, peewee, bantam, with goaltender Tanya Disotellmidget divisions as well as the Dunsmore recording the shutout. midget “AA” Typhoons competing “It was a great tournament and it in the intermediate divisions. Although all teams played well, two is always nice to win on home ice,” teams managed to earn a spot in the said Atom “A” head coach, Chris Villeneuve. finals held at the Benson Centre. The Atom “A” Typhoons game was the highlight of the tournament. The girls dominated their division going undefeated in the round robin games. Finishing first in the atom

The Midget “AA” Typhoons also made their mark. Playing up a level in the intermediate “AA” division, they were a dominant force to be reckoned with. The Typhoons met their hometown rivals, the Ontario Hockey Academy in the semifinals. They won 2-0 sending them to the finals to meet Ridley College. It was a scoreless game that put the two teams under even more pressure going into double overtime after which the game still remained It was the second tournament scoreless. The game went to a victory for the Atom “A” girls shootout where the Typhoons had a this season, as they brought home heartbreaking 1-0 loss. the gold medal from Oshawa in Throughout the tournament September.

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AIR GLIDERS ...................................................................... Jean Juneau ............... 613-932-5103 Rachelle Davis ............ 613-935-4714 AQUATICS Sea Lions Swim Club BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Cornwall District Minor Baseball ................... Susan Poirier .............. 613-936-8827 Cornwall Optimist Minor Softball ................ Jean Roy Monique Sauve Roy ... 613-938-2026 Cornwall Kinsmen Minor Girls Softball ....... Mike Turcotte ............. 613-933-3837 Ladies Fastball Fith Wheel 18 Wheelers, ..... Brian Tardiff ............... 613-938-2950 Navy Club Mens Fastball ............................... David James ............... 613-930-0033 BASKETBALL United Counties Minor Basketball ................. Brad DeRochie ............ 613-938-0533 BOWLING Olympia Bowl .................................................................................... 613-932-8421 BOXING East Side Community Boxing Club ................ Jorge Luis................... 613-933-5618 EQUESTRIAN Holly Hill Farm .............................................. Kate/Robbie Mac Intyre ......613-931-2493 St Georges Equestrian .................................. Suzanne Lacroix Whispering Meadows ................................... Allison Blair St Thomas Rose Quarter Horses ..................................... Karen Aitken Sarabeau Stables .......................................... Sandy Marcellus Upper Scotch Farm ....................................... Kelley Ferguson Drogheda Manor ........................................... Garry Meek FIGURE SKATING Skate Cornwall .............................................. Karin Touchette........... 613-936-9290 Can-Skate Learn to Skate .............................. Karin Touchette........... 613-936-9290 FOOTBALL Cornwall Men’s Flag Football......................... Jonathan Campeau ..... 613-551-4605 Cornwall Minor Football Association ............. Rod Simpson .............. 613-936-2888 GOLF Archie’s Family Golf Centre ............................................................... 613-932-8255 Cornwall Golf & Country Club ........................................................... 613-931-1122 Heritage Golf Club ............................................................................ 613-347-3738 Summerheights Golf Links................................................................ 613-938-8009 Upper Canada Golf Course ................................................................ 613-543-2003 GYMNASTICS Cornwall Gymnastics Club ............................ Tammy Mcallister ....... 613-933-4356 HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS Akwesasne Minor Hockey Association .......... Mark Terrance............. 315-250-0287 Alexandria Minor Hockey Association ........... Kevin Ctaig ................. 613-551-2698 CharLan Minor Hockey Association .............. Bruce McRae .............. 613-347-3406 Cornwall Minor Hockey Association .............. Brian Caskenette ......... 613-933-8586 NGS Minor Hockey Association .................... Chad Brownlee ........... 613-984-0410 South Stormont Minor Hockey Association .. Brad Maloney ............. 613-346-0888 Seaway Valley “AA” Minor Hockey Association .... Blair Fitzpatrick ........... 613-933-0026 Cornwall Colts Junior A Hockey .................... Ian MacInnis ............... 613-930-9300 Cornwall Girls Hockey Association ................ Rod McLeod Cornwall Women’s Recreational Hockey League .... Sylvie Jans .......................................................... Cornwall River Kings ..................................... Mitch Gagne ............... 613-935-6219 Cornwall Minor Ball Hockey League .............. Gerry Sommerville...... 613-703-9183 Cornwall Women’s Ball Hockey League......... Dominique Laroche .... 613-936-2020 Cornwall Men’s Ball Hockey League .............. Mitch Gagne ............... 613-932-4471 JIU JITSU CLUB Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club .................................. Stephen Lefebvre ........ 613-930-5489 KARATE Seaway Karate............................................... Jim Riddell ................. 613-534-2042 JJS Kenpo Karate .......................................... Brenda Saucier ........... 613-577-0299 LACROSSE Cornwall Minor Lacrosse .............................. Terry Turcotte ............. 613-937-3354 SOCCER Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association .................................................. 613-938-1545 S.D.&G. Blazers ............................................ Mike Gilligan ............... 613-938-1545 Cornwall & District Soccer ............................ Chris Smith................. 613-931-2176 Cornwall Indoor Soccer ................................ Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 Cornwall City Soccer ..................................... Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 Sports Energy is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided on this page. If your sports organization would like to be included in this page, please email If your organization is listed and information should be updated, please forward current information.

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SOCCER Glengarry Soccer League .............................. Stephanie Youth Indoor Soccer League ......................... Frank Chartrand .......... 613-933-5103 OTHER SPORTS Big Ben Ski Hill and Snowboarding ............... Jack Ruest .................. 613-933-6377 613-933-3586 Cornwall Blue Chargers ................................. David James ............... 613-938-4793 Cornwall Curling Club ................................... Scott MacDonald ........ 613-936-2027 Cornwall Multisport Club .............................. Rob Allen Cornwall Outdoor Club de Plein Air ................................................... 613-534-8855 Cornwall Rugby Club .................................... Bill Swinden ................ 613-932-1273 Cougars Track and Field ................................ Ceri Timbrell ............... 613-537-9681 Sports Energy is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided on this page. If your sports organization would like to be included in this page, please email If your organization is listed and information should be updated, please forward current information.

Curling: An Enjoyable Way To Stay Fit And Active By Jan Murray

If you’ve noticed that cool breeze in the air of late, and you are a winter enthusiast, you are most likely already out and about looking for fun and exciting activities to keep yourself active over this winter. The Cornwall Curling Club, in operation since 1884 and one of the oldest curling organizations in Ontario, might be just the spot for you! This year they have close to 500 active members who play on a variety of teams all week long.

Most of the teams within the Cornwall Curling Club play their games right in Cornwall, however if you are looking for something a bit more competitive, there are teams that do travel out of town. The regular curling season begins the end of September and runs through until the second week of April. Many members are just out to have fun and socialize. They also offer men’s’ and ladies day league which plays Monday to Friday. Saturday mornings are when the men’s industrial league play and a mixed industrial league play on Sunday mornings. There is also a children’s league on Sunday mornings for those over seven who would like to learn the game.

Curlers play out of the new Cornwall Curling Center that is located adjacent to the Cornwall Civic Complex. There is always room for new members, now or If you think you might be interested throughout the season. Registration can in giving it a try, but are hesitant, people be done online or right at the club. are encouraged to come out and watch Men’s curling club members (left to right) skip, Kevin Baker, vice skip, For those who may be unfamiliar curling, anytime from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scott McDonald, lead, John Wright, and second, Jeff Bethune. with the game, Richard Bourdeau, club daily, or evenings from 5:30 p.m. to Photos supplied by the Cornwall Curling Club. president explains the game like this: 11:00 p.m. “The best time to come and “The game is similar to playing table top meet coaches is Sunday during the little shuffle board. Each team is made up of rocks,” says Bordeau. four players and two teams play what is called ends. Social curling leagues play 6 ends while competitive leagues play 8-end games while professionals play 10end games. The teams consists of a skip, vice skip, a second and lead. Teams flip for the right to shoot last (the hammer.) The game consists of each team member throwing a total of eight stones, two per team member alternating between teams. The ultimate goal of the game is to get your stones as close to the button, the center of “the house”. The house is made up of four circles: the button, four foot circle, and eight foot and finally at twelve foot outer circle. The game is won by the team who has accumulated the most points in the amounts of ends played.”

Over the weekend of October 20-21, the Club hosted the Zone 1 & 2 Dominion Club Champion Qualifier. Out of some 17 teams registered, two of those teams, from Cornwall are now moving forward to the Provincial Qualifier and should they be successful, they will represent Ontario at the Provincial/Territorial Dominion Club Championship Bonspiel to be held on November 19 – 24 in Scarborough, Ontario. Congratulations to Kevin Baker, Scott McDonald, Jeff Bethune and John Wright and Jen Harvey, Lise Lalonde, Julie Bridger and Lynn MacDonnell. For those interested in obtaining more information, Bourdeau encourages them to go to the club’s web site at www. and follow the links.

Ladies curling club members (left to right) lead, Lynn MacDonell, second, Julie Bridger, vice skip, Lise Lalonde, and skip, Jen Harvey.

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You Never Know Where Competitive Spirit Will Take You

“I don’t even notice it,” says Piquette. “She comes in, her dad gets her a dressing room and she gets changed and comes in with the guys for the pre-game talk and the post-game talk and I don’t even notice the difference.”

By Terry Tinkess

There is no doubt that in hockey, the women’s game is growing. Where not that long ago you would have had a handful of players who had to travel far and wide to find other teams to play while settling for what ever ice time they could find. Today, Women’s teams and leagues abound and the dream of the young girl growing up to play in the Olympics, or professionally has become as much fact as fiction.

Seguin says she just tries to be a hockey player. She tries to model herself after Carey Price and Jonathan Quick, two pretty good players in their own right. As for her own skills, Seguin thinks she is a pretty good allaround player, but when asked where you are going to have the most difficulty beating her, she doesn’t hesitate. “I would have to say glove side is the best.” As for where she would like hockey to take her, Seguin isn’t sure yet. Right now she is focusing on stopping the puck, and doing a pretty good job at that.

Still, circumstances dictate what is best for the individual and the game of hockey has, at least at the minor level, had the foresight to leave the door open for girls to continue to play in mixed or “boys” leagues if they so choose. And it isn’t a case of them not being taken seriously either. In many cases, the female player has worked hard to become as good as, if not better than some of her male teammates. Just ask Alyssa Seguin, who plays on the Cornwall peewee “B” Colts squad. Seguin has been playing hockey since she was about five years old. How she came to become a goaltender is a story that has been heard many, many times before. “I’ve been playing since I was five or six,” says Seguin. “In novice I started out as a player, but our team needed a goalie, so I tried it and I liked it.” And she was good at it. Seguin played previously in the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association (CGHA)


Alyssa Seguin is on the Cornwall Minor Hockey peewee “B” Colts team this year because she was one of the best players during tryouts. Her coach likes her competitive spirit and work ethic.  Photo by Terry Tinkess

but this year she wanted something different. “I found that I needed more competition than I was getting in girls hockey,” says Seguin, “so I thought I would try playing in Cornwall Minor Hockey.” According to her coach, Mike Piquette, it was a good decision.

number one.” Piquette says he couldn’t be happier with his choice. “She has won a game, tied a game, and she has been in them all,” he says. “She hasn’t let in a weak goal and she is a real competitor, has a will to win and has a very, very good work ethic.”

“She was the best goalie at tryouts,” It must be a lot of extra work says Piquette. “ We evaluated people on talent, not on gender. She stood though, having one female player out. She was always in the top two, on an otherwise all-boys team? and for most of the tryouts she was

YBC bowling results for the month of October 2012 Olympia Bowl, Cornwall High scores Bowlasurus: Girls single:

Andrea Dorie 62

Boys single:

Porter Vierling 77

PeeWees: Girls single & double: Chloe Russell 142 & 281.

Boys single & doubles: Tyler St Louis 181 & 324.

Bantams: Girls single & triple: Sophia Dorie 209 & 555.

Boys single & triple:

Brayden Boismenu 200 & 542.

Juniors: Girls single & triple: Sabrina Gatien 288 & 644.

Boys single & triple:

Thomas Flaro 313 & 857.

Seniors: Girls single & triple: Kelsie Granger 353 & 933.

Boys single & triple:

Brandon Rombough 332 & 777.

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SLC Mens Sharks Kick Off the Season at Sheridan College Tournament

(Kingston, ON) The St. Lawrence College (SLC) Cornwall men’s hockey College 2-1 with goals by Connor Primeau and Mitch Lefebvre. team opened the 2012-13 extramural season on the road in the Sheridan The Sharks then faced Trent University in their do-or-die second tournament College Invitational on Saturday November 8th. The Sharks were guaranteed game. Mitch Lefebvre played a very strong game, scoring both goals in the 2 games, with the potential tight 2-1 win, advancing the team to the semi-finals against the Fanshawe Entering the season with an excellent history of success, the Sharks were College Falcons. The Sharks would go on to fall to the Falcons by a score of looking to re-establish their reputation of being a powerhouse team in Ontario. 4-0. In the 2011-12 season the Sharks maintained a top 10 ranking that featured The SLC Cornwall team will play next week in the Georgian College strong finishes in the SLC Brockville and Georgian College tournaments. The tournament on Friday November 16th. Sharks won their opening game on Saturday November 8th against Redeemer

Cornwall Gymnastics Club Settles in to a New Home By Tammy Larin

The Cornwall Gymnastics Club has been around since it first offered lessons as an after school program at General Vanier Secondary School in 1970. It is now home to approximately 500 gymnasts, and it continues to grow in popularity. Did you know that gymnastics is one of the only sports that work almost every muscle in the body? “It’s a fun Members of the competitive team, in sync with their routine stretching. sport and anyone can do it,” says club  Photo by Tammy Larin. spokesperson, Tammy McAllister. itself. “Everything here is based says the club is hoping for big things The club moved to a new home on volunteers; the only ones that out of its bigger facility. “We’re from its former 113 Amelia street are paid are the coaches,” says hoping we can host gymnastics location, to a new 9,000-sq.-ft. McAllister. “The children are the competitions here, that will attract facility, located at 6316 Boundary ones that will benefit.” McAllister other gymnasts from across Rd. (the former TST Liquidation Ontario.” building) in August. According With the added square footage to McAllister, the new building the club has added more classes for is 5,000-sq.-ft. bigger than the kids. “We have programs for one previous. to three year-olds, six to eight and “We moved in on Aug. 1 and have nine and up,” says McAllister. “Our been working to provide a fun and hours have also changed. We now enjoyable experience for the children have classes for all ages seven days ever since,” says McAllister. “We a week.” have purchased new equipment Sandra Brault, club president says such as an inflatable tumbletrak the new facility was the result of a lot and mountain, which cost $6,000 of people working together. “A lot of alone.” people made this happen quickly,” Emme Brault who is a member says Brault. “There was physical of the competitive team really likes labour done by our coaches, board the new facility. “I like that it is members and parent volunteers to bigger and there is a lot more room.” make the transition as smooth as The new equipment is not the only possible.” expense for the club, there is also the McAllister says the club is hoping extra cost for the renovations that the added space and classes will have been done to accommodate the increase enrolment. With the recent gymnasts and also the parents. Competitive team member success of the Canadian Women’s The Cornwall Gymnastics Club Mackenzie McAllister demon- gymnastics team making history is non-profit with all collected strates her flexibility and is still with a 5th place finish at the 2012 Photo by Tammy Larin funds going back into the club smiling.

Two competitive team members Sydney Seymour and Mya Baptiste, showing they work as a team.  Photo by Tammy Larin.

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Sharks Are Back on the Ice! By Tammy Larin

It’s that time of year again, classes are in full swing, and students are settled in, now it’s time for the St. Lawrence College extramural hockey teams to take the ice. Tryouts are currently underway, continuing into early November for both the men’s and women’s hockey teams.

College, Pettinella brings a wealth of experience and energy to the Sharks program. He currently holds a level 1 National Certification Certificate.

The men’s hockey team will start off the season on November 8th, competing in a tournament hosted by Sheridan College. The first tournament for the women’s team will be held November 23rd at the The Sharks hockey program has an Humber Invitational. abundance of coaching experience, Jacquie Cartwright, athletics and shared between co-coaches, Sean student life officer, says there are big Boulerice and Mike Pettinella. things happening with the women’s Boulerice is beginning his eleventh team in 2012-2013.“This year is season with the men’s team and his going to be a very exciting year for sixth season with the women’s. He the women’s team,” says Cartwright. brings a great amount of hockey “St. Lawrence College will be host knowledge and experience to the to the first ever women’s Challenge program, being a former junior “B” Cup which will be held in March. Usually it is only the men’s teams player. who compete at the Cup.” Pettinella is also heading into his “We have a great hockey program eleventh season with St. Lawrence College men’s and women’s hockey here,” continues Cartwright. “With program. A former graduate of and the success of last year’s women’s hockey player with St. Lawrence team (winning three out of four

Coach Sean Boulerice is analyzing technique of the women’s team prospects, during early stages of women’s tryouts.  Photo by Tammy Larin

tournaments) it shows.” Cartwright advises those who may not make the first round of cuts, to not get discouraged. “Sometimes if a player does not make the first cut, there still may be an opportunity to make the team for the second tournament,

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Cornwall Native Opens Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts Centre By Jan Murray

Evolution Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts Fitness Centre, located at 425 Fourth St. West will open on November 1st, and according to instructor Stephen Lefebvre, the centre offers something for all members of your family.

For those unfamiliar with Jiu Jitsu, Lefebvre describes it as “a martial art, based in ground fighting.” “Our main objective is to submit our defenders without causing serious harm by using submissions like joint locks and choke holds,” says Lefebvre.

If you’ve ever watched UFC fighting, you have seen some Jiu Jitsu. “When they fight on the ground that is Jiu Jitsu,” clarifies Lefebvre.

Lefebvre, born and raised in Cornwall, first became interested in Jiu Jitsu in 2006 in Cornwall after some training lessons from Nick Portieous. A member of the Canadian Forces at the time, he returned to Petawawa and continued to train on the base until he was eventually so consumed by the sport that he found himself training three or sometimes four times per day. With such passion, a decision about what to do with his future was simple. “It just made sense to come home and teach the art of Jiu Jitsu.”

Lefebvre teaches his students to relax and understand that Jiu Jitsu is not about speed and aggression, but is instead about self-control and the art of learning to adapt to every situation. When asked

sport they have rules and regulations, if you’re on the street your attacker will not care about rules.”

Purple belt instructor Stephen Lefebvre says it just made sense for him to return home and teach something he is very passionate about.  Supplied photo.

about participating in tournaments, Lefebvre offers his thoughts about that process. “I think tournaments are great but they’re also about a different kind of Jiu Jitsu,” says Lefebvre. “If it starts to become a

A way of life for Lefebvre now, he relishes the idea of waking up every morning and teaching something that he is so passionate about. To see people improve, not just on the mats in the fitness centre, but in life, has changed the way he looks at the world and hopes that one day he will have the opportunity to make that happen for someone else. To him, Jiu Jitsu is a way of life. With classes for everyone (beginning at four years of age) the Evolution Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts Fitness Centre is a great way for the family to get fit, have fun, and workout together.

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Rothwell-Osnabruck: Small School Wins Big

We are the champions! The Rothwell-Osnabruck Lancers celebrate after winning the championship in the tournament they hosted October 19-20. From left to right: Front Row: Kenzie Bergeron, Emilie Lamarche Second Row: Carley Hutchinson, Shayla Kroeze, Tricia Alguire, Calla Legue Third Row: Kebbie Brown, Fourth Row: Bob Thompson (Coach), Kassie Karelse, Carly McPhail, Megan Andre, Stéphane St Denis (Coach)  Photo supplied by Jennifer and Paul MacIsaac

By Terry Tinkess

Joseph’s Panthers 54-39. The Lancers advanced to the finals by winning twice in the preliminary round (59-6 over Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) and 5722 over Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (CCVS)). They then defeated École Secondaire La Citadelle (ESLC) 49-33 in a semifinal matchup.

The students at RothwellOsnabruck school in Ingleside can quite literally walk in the door at one end of the school when they begin junior kindergarten and walk out another door at the other end of the building when they graduate from high school, never having had to go to school anywhere else. They are, to Emilie Lamarche (RO) led all say the least, a small school, but that scorers with 62 points. doesn’t stop them from competing According to the team’s two against much larger schools with far coaches, Bob Thompson and more students. Stéphane St Denis, the secret to the The junior girls Lancer basketball team’s success isn’t really a secret. team recently won the tournament “They’re a pretty good team,” they hosted, defeating the St.

says Thompson, “and the reason they are so good is that a couple of them played for the Cornwall Lions team last year that finished third in the province and there are five of them that have played in the Upper Canada Ice program. They have a lot of experience.”

wouldn’t have the same degree of success.” It is also a matter of getting players interested early, and then keeping them interested throughout their high school years. “We definitely work hard at getting them interested in grade nine,” says St. Denis. “They may not come out to tryouts initially, but we know them from gym class and see them in the hall and ask if they would be interested in coming out for the team.”

St. Denis agrees that playing all winter together makes a huge difference, but he says it is more than that. “They enjoy playing, they want to be in the gym,” says St. Denis. “They practice three times a week Having a successful program and then go to tournaments on the would seem to make that task easier. weekends. They go to tournaments, Success breeds success and the results but if they didn’t want to go, we speak for themselves. You don’t have to be big, to do big things.


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Colts Are a Work in Progress

One of the most quoted phrases in modern sports is that you are what your record says you are. Unfortunately for the Cornwall Colts, with a record of One of the most quoted phrases in sports is that you are what your record says you are. Unfortunately for the Cornwall Colts, with a record of 4-5-3 in October, that’s not particularly good. With 23 points, they cling to third position in the Robinson Division behind the first place Smiths Falls Bears (27) and the Carleton Place Canadians (24). The games have been close, making for exciting hockey – the only problem is coming out on top. One positive has been the play of Union College commit Michael Pontarelli who has consistently set goal lights off in his first year in the league, tallying eight goals and eleven assists in the thirteen games he’s played. Line-mates Roman Ammirato and Marly Quince are tied for the team lead in points with 25. Adding to the offensive stats is the re-addition of former Colt Mitch Zion from NCAA Div. 1 Clarkson University and the emergence of rookies Tanner Spink and Andrew Ming. Defensively, the club continues to look for bodies capable of turning in a full sixty minutes. Cleveland native Jason Suvak at 6’4” and 220 lbs. has found a home beside the Colts’ other big fella, 6’3”, 228lbs Sheehan Kirkwood. They make an intimidating shutdown pair. The club also managed to move hold-out forward Connor Primeau to Smiths Falls in exchange for defenseman Pierre Ouellette. In goal, they’ve sent pre-season starter Matt Jenkins home opting to go with the 18 year-old Jordan Piccolino and rookie 17 year-old James Edwardson, a Cornwall native. Both keepers have shown flashes of outstanding play but neither has taken firm hold of the position. More good news is the season remains young. As the Colts roster begins to settle these close games may be turning in Cornwall’s favour more often than not.


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Local Hockey Fans Making the Most of Their Choices

Cornwall’s newest hockey offering seems to be getting the attention it needs to be successful as the Cornwall River Kings do their part to help local hockey fans forget about the NHL lockout. The exhibition schedule was a “get to know you” period as the team was built, almost on a day-to-day basis. It takes a while for a community to get behind a new franchise, to adopt players as their favourites and to decide that a specific group of athletes is worthy of their support, both financially and otherwise. At this point, things seem to be progressing well, and with a reported 4,100 in attendance for the team’s opening night 4-3 overtime victory, the ownership group has to be pleased. As October came to a close the River Kings found themselves in fifth place in the seven-team league, with two wins and two losses. Not bad for an expansion team, especially when you consider that there is still a lot of hockey left to be played. Unfortunately, not all the news has been good, nor has it all been on the ice. River Kings enforcer Dannick Lessard was shot early Sunday morning, October 28,while at a bar in Mirabel, Quebec, where he reportedly works. The River Kings played that evening against Caron et Guay, in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, and hung his jersey behind the team bench in recognition of his absence. According to information provided by Quebec Provincial Police, Lessard’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening. Since that time, it has been a series of wins and losses for the River Kings, and as we adjusted to standard time, the team, behind solid goaltending from Loic Lacasse, got back on the winning track with a 4-2 win over St. George. With four games on the road and three at home in November, the River Kings will be trying to make a move up the standings. For more information on the River Kings, including a schedule of upcoming games, you can visit their web site at


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Things are moving along smoothly in Williamstown, and the Rebels currently at the top of the St. Lawrence Division with a record of eight wins and six losses for 16 points. October wasn’t as good as they would have liked, as they ended up with three wins and five losses, but a great start to the season helped to minimize the damage. In November the Rebels will look to get back on a winning path and build on their lead because there are a couple teams nipping at their heels.

Alexandria Glens

It was a frustrating month for Glens fans as their team ended October with a record of three wins and five losses, good enough for fourth place in the St. Lawrence Division, but still only six points out of first place.

The team ended the month on a high note, however and got a little payback in the deal as they defeated the Morrisburg Lions 11-2 in Morrisburg. At this point in the season every team still has a good chance to capture the title and every member of the Glens wants that as much as anyone else in the league.


Morrisburg Lions October was not a happy month for the Lions. After finishing off September with their third win of the season, a 6-0 shutout victory over the Alexandria Glens, the Lions then went winless for the month of October. They currently hold down last spot in the St. Lawrence Division, but with the bulk of the season still in front of them, they are only seven points out of third spot with two games in hand. Don’t be surprised if the Lions start off November with a roar.

Akwesasne Wolves

The Wolves just about broke even in the month of October, picking up three wins while losing four in regulation and dropping a heartbreaker to Shawville, 4-3 in overtime.

The Wolves have nine games in the month of November, including five at home in the friendly confines of the A’nowara’ko:wa arena. (Always a great place to watch hockey.) Once the holidays roll around, the end of the season isn’t that far off, so if you’re going to move up in the standings, (they are currently fifth) November is the time to do it.


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Barrel Racers Wrap Up Another Successful Season

their impressive season by winning the Ontario Futurity Championship in early October.

By Jentry van Baal

When it comes to equestrian sports, no one discipline is the same. Whether it is the precision and detail of dressage, of the agility and speed of showjumping, each requires endless hours of practice.

Karen also recognized 15 year old Danika Menard of Clarence Creek as one of her standout riders this year. Menard hopes to qualify for NBHA Youth Worlds next season, having moved up multiple divisions in a short amount of time. Not to be forgotten is Karen herself, who competes throughout the season on top of coaching, having qualified two horses, including her main horse CB Remember Me, for the open world finals.

The riders at Rose Quarter Horses in Summerstown however, are used to combining everything into one, in the sport known as barrel racing. Using speed, agility and precision, horse and rider teams are required to navigate around three barrels set up in a seemingly simple cloverleaf pattern, as fast as possible while leaving the barrels standing. Simple, however, would be the last thing used to explain the sport. Karen Aitken, owner and instructor at Rose Quarter Horses (RQH), has been teaching for 26 years, dedicating her life to turning out the best athletes, on four and two legs, respectively. Regardless of the activity, Aitken passes down her knowledge to students of all ages, and in a fun, positive atmosphere at that. Among the large group of students are Karen’s two children, Tyler, 17, and Katie, 12.Both have been in the saddle ever since they were old enough. Starting out with the local fun fairs in the area, all the way to traveling across the province and states for competitions, RQH riders have cover many miles each season. In June, five RQH riders qualified for the NBHA (National Barrel Horse Association) Youth World Finals, held in Perry, Georgia. Among the riders were Tyler and

12 year old Katie Aitken aboard Another Cool Move will be heading to Ohio to wrap up a successful season along with brother, Tyler.  Supplied photo

Katie Aitken, Jillian Tarbell, Alex too, having qualified for Worlds multiple years in the past, including MacDougall and Aaron DeBoer. when the competition was held Ingleside’s Alex MacDougall, in Jackson, Mississippi prior to 18, has been riding at RQH since Georgia. the age of eight, and spoke highly Standing out this year, Katie of her experience in Georgia. “I learned so much, it’s such a great qualified on her mount Another Cool experience,” she explained, having Move, placing 4th in her division, qualified for Youth Worlds two already qualifying in both youth and years in a row. “How many kids the open division for NBHA Worlds can say they’ve competed in World next year. Championships?” Meanwhile, Tyler won top honours In order to qualify, riders in this district for both open and accumulate points throughout the youth divisions, and has qualified season by competing in particular for NBHA Youth Worlds and NBHA NBHA classes, with the first five World Finals with both his horses, riders from each division with the including his five year old, Caliente highest point total moving on. RQH Darlin, who is only in her first year riders have been frequent attendees of barrel racing. The duo added to

This October, the Aitken family will be travelling to Columbus, Ohio where Tyler and Katie will be competing in the three-week long All American Quarter Horse Congress, next to riders from 48 states and all Canadian provinces. “(Congress) has more than 19,000 entries. It’s the largest (single breed) horse show in the world,” explained Karen. “It’s our first time going, we’re very excited to say the least. They have almost every event you can think of.” Congress covers a wide variety of disciplines fit for every horse and rider team, ranging from English pleasure classes, to Western Games. “You have to own your own horse for Congress,” Karen added. “So it’s tough to take students.” Both Tyler and Katie will also be competing as part of the Eastern Ontario Youth Team, during one of the days dedicated solely to youth competition. No matter what the results are at Congress, after a successful season for all riders at Rose Quarter Horses, the sky is the limit for next year’s season.

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