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s summer sports wrap up for yet another year, many athletes are gearing up for one of the most anticipated seasons in Canada- Hockey season. For 3:07 PM 33 young players, the excitement started early as they hit the ice for a week-long goalie camp held at the Benson Centre from August 5th through 9th. Not only did the camp attract a wide range of local students, between the ages of six to 22, from the area, but it also brought athletes from the Quebec region, and from as far away as Texas to Cornwall for the unique experience. The camp was made possible by well-known goaltending coach, Francois Lemay of Rockland. Students wasted no time during their

demanding sessions. “We split the kids into two groups, and each group got two and a half hours of ice per day,” Lemay explained, adding that sessions included everything from focus on movements and shooting, to basic skating skills. “Skating is a huge part of the position and no one reinforces it.”

Lemay. “We love the way he thinks, he really knows how to motivate the kids. He gets them,” France explained, acknowledging the positive energy and encouragement present throughout each of Lemay’s lessons. “Within just a week we’ve already seen tremendous On top of the demanding hours in improvement.” skates, students also spent valuable According to Lemay, the key to time off-ice. “We also brought in a all the successful coaching comes professional trainer to work with from knowing and adapting to the kids off ice,” Lemay added. each student. “No one is or plays “In addition to that, we had a few the same, and it’s not up to them classroom sessions where we to adapt to you,” he admitted. “You discussed a few technical things. have to work hard for them, support That was huge for the smaller kids them, and keep in mind you’re and a good refresher for the older the one working for them.” Like ones.” Martelle, Lemay agrees that seeing For France Martelle and son Kyle, improvement in just a week is one 14, few better words could be of the most rewarding parts of the Continued on page #15 spoken about their experience with

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Halton Hills Bulldogs Pull Upset to Capture 2013 Meredith Cup By Vincent Cama

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at 9-9 with 1:57 remaining in regulation. There were a few casualties along the way however and infractions (42 all told for 123 minutes) were handed out like candy. Clarington goalie Chad Bryant was ejected for fighting after the Bulldogs took a 5-2 lead midway through the second frame. The netminder seemed to take exception to some taunting by the Bulldogs after letting in five consecutive goals. Bryant would be replaced by Josh O’Neil who performed admirably despite allowing a goal on the first shot he faced. Halton Hills player Ben Nicolucci was carted off the pad in agony and rushed to the emergency room towards the end of the third with a separated shoulder. The game stretched into double over-

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time, finally ending with a goal by Halton Hills’ sensational 16 year old rookie, and 2013 OLA Rookie of the Year, Adam Charlambides (his fourth of the game). The winning marker came 5:10 into the second overtime frame, giving the Bulldogs an 11-10 upset over three time defending champion Clarington. “It’s an unbelievable feeling,” said Charlambides after the match. Asked what brought the Bulldogs to ultimate success, Charlambides pointed to others. “Our goaltender (Drew Coleman) and defense played phenomenal, we wouldn’t have been here if not for them,” he said. The Bulldogs, perhaps surprisingly, were underdogs coming into the tournament with many people “in the know” predicting a Cornwall and Clarington final. Using that as motivation, the Bulldogs went about proving everybody wrong going a perfect 4-0 in the tournament. The opposition was impressed. “(Halton Hills) is the real deal and

that was a helluva (final) game,” said Clarington head coach Derek Kelley during the medal presentation. Celtics coach Shawn Lauzon, whose team lost a 12-8 decision to Halton Hills in the tournament’s second game, agreed. “I think Halton Hills being the provincial champions is as it should be,” said Lauzon. “They had a great tournament, they went undefeated, they only lost one game all season in the West. Congratulations to them, well deserved.” The belated accolades were welcome for Halton Hills head coach Kevin Dance but he always had faith in his team. “We don’t believe in questioning ourselves,” he said. “You play all year for that one goal. If you want to win you want to win against the best and to have (all their hard work) pay off like this is special.” Halton Hills will look to be just as strong next year as their entire championship roster will be eligible to return to defend their title.

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Cliff Merpaw Feeds His Need For Speed By Gisèle Grignon

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f the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, then Cliff Merpaw is well on his way. The real issue is that he’s not in a hurry to be free of his particular addiction. “Racing is an addiction. Like everything else, once it’s in your blood… There’s that sense of competitiveness, even though you spend every cent you own on it,” admits Merpaw. “You never get a return on your money. It’s just the love of the sport. But it’s no different than having a hundred thousand dollar motor home to go camping. But with a racing car, every time you go out, you take the risk of wrecking it.” He comes by his self-proclaimed addiction, honestly. His dad, Cliff Merpaw Sr. bought his first race car when the family farmed in Bonville, and raced in the 60’s and 70’s, in Alexandria, Maxville, Fort Convington, N.Y., and of course at the Cornwall Speedway when the track was built in the late 60’s. He never had a lot of money to race, then Cliff Jr. joined the army at 17 and was gone for 45 years. There was the exception of a brief stint in the 1970’s when he was stationed in Ottawa, when Merpaw managed to buy his own race

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car and raced on asphalt. However, a transfer to Trenton, and two four-year postings to Germany, put the brakes on his racing ambitions. But when he retired from the armed forces in 1989, the “addiction” resurfaced. “I watched the races back here in Cornwall and kept saying, ‘I’d like to do that, I’d like to do that,’ says Merpaw. “So after about five years of watching, I went out and bought a race car.” He raced pro stock for about five

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Cornwall Wildcats Season Review By Vincent Cama

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othing breeds greater public interest than success. All eyes were on the Ontario Varsity Football League Cornwall Wildcats in the spring of 2013 as they posted a 7-3 record; their best ever since being established just three short years ago. In addition to that milestone, they made it to, and won, their first ever playoff game and they had an all-star at every position. For Cats head coach Kirby Camplin, who’s been with the club since its inception, first as its defensive coordinator during the inaugural 2010 season and the head coach since the year after, the outlook for varsity football in Cornwall just got a lot brighter. It’s always going to be an uphill

battle for the Wildcats in the OVFL. Despite having a large geographical area to draw from, they have the smallest population base in the 22-team league. Competing with the still growing and already traditionally strong areas that the Myers Riders and London Mustangs franchises draw from may never be in the cards. That they were able to be so pesky in 2013 is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Camplin and his staff of coaches, and, of course, to the players themselves. “We’ve improved continually,” said Camplin of his team’s progress over the years. “The level of coaching and the players have improved every year. Kids are more fundamentally sound. We knew we had athletes here that could play

Those game changing plays at this level of football but they weren’t football players yet.” would usually come from a pair of explosive Quebecois twins from The Cats prospects during the Sainte- Lazare, Alex and Serge season seemed sketchy after losing Pilon. Alex, a wide receiver, tallied in grand fashion to the juggernaut 425 yds. and 7 TD’s on just 14 Riders 56-0 in the first week of the receptions. Running back Serge season. Camplin said that losing rushed for 609 yds. with 7 TD’s like that may have lit a fire under of his own on just 58 carries – an his team as they would rattle off average of 10.5 yds. per carry. The six straight wins in the following twins were lights-out on special weeks before losing a tight contest teams as well, Serge collecting with the Kingston Grenadiers 20-17 another 888 combined kick and punt in their last regular season game. return yds. and an additional 5 TD’s “This year we just found ways with Alex adding another 423 and to win,” said starting QB Jeremy 2 TD’s. If that weren’t enough of a Pike, who threw for 1267 yards and contribution from the Pilon family, 18 TD’s and was one of the team’s the twins’ younger brother Nicola all-stars. “If a game would be tight served as the Cats’ full- time kicker. we would make some momentum All three Pilon’s were selected for changing plays to turn the game the all-star team. around and get the win.” Continued on page 24

Game On By Richard Waldroff

Well it’s September, we all know what that means to hockey folks. By the time you read this you will have purchased and/or upgraded the equipment required to take to the ice. If you have forgotten about this, take a ride to your local arena, pull yourself up a seat and reminisce while looking at the smiling, nervous faces that display feelings not much different from what your own children were experiencing way back when. The other wonderful thing you may notice is the faces of the bench staff, many of them also like the same smiling, nervous ones of the past. I can’t express what this “giving back” does to me. It shows the impression that has been made and the quality of citizens the game of hockey builds. I honestly believe the game is evolving, and in the direction chosen by the users. We must remember it is a consumer sport. By a consumer sport I mean its future and success are dependent on how many of your children it can attract. To do so, the custodians of the game find themselves making what may seem to be crazy knee-jerk reactionary changes to playing rules and player movement in an effort to improve retention numbers or attract non-registrants. Every now and then I meet up with an acquaintance from my past hockey life who manages to grill me on “what to heck are these ------- people thinking about don’t they know any thing about the game” A few years back I had the privilege of attending a Hockey Canada summit to deal with retention and recruitment. Wow, what a discussion this is when you discover how vast and diversified our great country is. From the huge populated areas and their demographics, to the rural spots (I call small town Canada) with a declining birth rate, all wishing to maintain what once existed. I sometimes wonder how we didn’t see this coming, but I have convinced myself that we or the custodians of the game are so busy with the day to day operation that most have lost site of any preparation for the future. One thing that stuck with me was the conflict with other sports: How can we work with other sports in a manner that would benefit our own? Many are offered in a season that is parallel to ours but for only a portion of the length of ours. A good example is football or skiing Well I will share with you an idea that came from the summit: split seasons. I know, where do we find the time to do this? There are many benefits to offering the programs in this format and there are those who think a shorter season would be best, suggesting things like reduced cost, new friends and improved opportunity for our youth. I believe it not to be as complicated as you may think, but it must be a controlled pilot project with parameters for measuring results. I have some ideas as to how this can be done and would enjoy working with anyone who wants to give it a try. Keep you stick below the waist.


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Celtics Bow Out Of Meredith Cup But The Future Stays Bright By Vincent Cama

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he members of the Cornwall Celtic’s Jr. “C” lacrosse team would rather have been playing in the Meredith Cup finals on their home turf at the Benson Center on August 18th than watching from the stands. The Celtics with a record of one win, one loss and one tie found themselves on the outside looking in, by virtue of their goal differential “It was disappointing,” said Celtic’s defenseman Brandon Labelle, echoing the feelings of his whole team, of having to watch from the rafters as Clarington and Halton Hills duked it out for the top prize in Ontario Jr. “C” lacrosse.

Nevertheless, the 2013 season was a success for the Cornwall club by every other measure. They finished at the top of their division in the regular season and went undefeated in the playoffs to win the East Division championship. Labelle received East division defensive MVP honours and head coach Shawn Lauzon received the Coach of the Year award. The team also managed to go out on a high note winning their final match against the Hamilton Bengals 12-8. “It’s always our objective to improve from season to season,” said Lauzon. In the 2011 Meredith Cup, the Celtics only managed an overtime loss. In 2012 they won a single game. This year they won and tied a game. “We’re building momentum in every year and from this point on we should be getting stronger and stronger,” said Lauzon.

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defending champion Clarington Shamrox against the Halton Hills Bulldogs, with Halton Hills going on to win a thrilling double-overtime game 11-10. The champion Bulldogs were also the only team that managed to hang a loss on the Celtics during the tournament, winning 9-3 in the second game. For the Celtics, who posted a 1-1-1 record in the tournament the loss would play a large part in missing the final, as they would eventually lose a tie-breaker with Clarington based on goal differential.

The loss against Halton Hills was atypical for the Celtics season in 2013. Gone was the characteristic discipline and teamwork that typified the 2013 run as the Celtics were left puzzled by a team they had never faced and who ran an odd diamond formation scheme rather than the box formation more commonly used in the East division. There were no excuses from Celtics players and staff however. “Give credit to Halton Hills, they played a superior game. They outplayed us and we have

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to pay the price for that,” said Lauzon The Celtics needed to limit the after the loss. Hamilton Bengals to at least seven goals and score a bushel themselves in their Hosts of the event, the Celtics made final game to have a chance to advance a lot of good impressions and some to the championship game. Their hopes new fans of the game of lacrosse. Even were officially dashed as Bengals during games that meant very little to the forward Dan Foote scored Hamilton’s balance of the tournament, the stands at 8th goal midway through the third. the Benson Center were well populated with onlookers. The prime-time games According to coach Lauzon, the were broadcast by TV Cogeco, further Celtics will have 18 of 22 players increasing the profile of the young eligible to return next year. Many players lacrosse program within the Cornwall will be gaining additional experience community. playing for various university field lacrosse programs. They also have a Celtics forward Steve Mellios promising crop of upcoming players dismissed the idea that the added from the midget ranks to draw upon attention had anything to do with the giving them a good opportunity to take Celtics disappointing result against another run at the Meredith Cup title in Halton Hills. “Teams are going to have 2014. “I would venture to say that next their good days and their bad,” said year’s team could be stronger than this Mellios. “We had our bad day at the year’s,” said Lauzon. worst possible time.”

Sports Energy presents Sports Panel The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will take place in Sochi, Russia from February 7-23 2014. The hype, however, has already started. Some of the more obvious signs are the constant commercials on CBC and also the summer “camp” for prospective members of the Men’s Hockey team. Does this build-up have much of an effect on how much you look forward to the Olympics, or will it not be until they light the flame that you get interested? Terry Tinkess

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At this point, I can honestly say I find the number of commercials promoting the Olympics as increasingly annoying. Like most people, I have some idea of when the programs I enjoy are on television, but it isn’t usually more than a couple weeks in advance. If there was some variety in the commercials I might find it less irritating, but seeing the same thing again, and again, and again, it just makes me want to tune out. My interest will increase the closer we get to the opening, because with this, as with any event where the world is watching, you can never assume that things will go smoothly until long after they are complete. Here’s hoping that there won’t be any accidents, such as the one in Vancouver that led to the death of 23 year-old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili.

The promotion has started. The Olympic games are one of the largest global media sporting events. Many large corporations are investing huge amounts of money to have consumers associate their brand with the Olympics. The strategic marketing used by these corporations will probably spark an interest in many people without them even realizing it. With karate classes twice per week, plus class and seminar preparation, I don’t watch a lot of television. Once the games begin I will be following the hockey as much as possible and probably a few other sports also.

The advance advertising of the Olympics by using the men’s hockey team is a savvy move by the CBC and it did pique my interest somewhat, however, it still feels a long way off and the NHL season is about to start. Hockey is such a part of the fabric of Canada that I think we get excited by the prospect of a new season starting for all levels from minor hockey to junior to the NHL and our focus is on what is happening now. The Olympics are essentially a tournament and we will cheer our team wholeheartedly but I don’t think that will pick up speed until the team is finalized and we are watching the opening ceremonies. In the meantime, we will gear up for the opening of the NHL season and in the background start the endless discussion as to which players are deserving to represent Canada based on their current level of play or past performances.


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Wrestling Report: The Rage is Rooted By Jan Murray

“The Rage, Randy Berry” is a local boy; born and raised in Cornwall. Well grounded and amiable, Berry embraces his roots, relishes his present, and clearly envisions his future. He was a mere child of four or five when he first discovered wrestling. “The larger than life persona’s and physiques were really captivating,” Berry explains. “It was rather the ring itself that caught my eye though. It just looked like so much fun to be in. From that day, that’s all I set out to do.”

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function without pain, are unimaginable. Berry is not willing to put his body through such turmoil. “I am anti-drug. Always have been. Don’t even like to take Tylenol or Advil!” This small town boy is very satisfied with life as he knows it. Even his dreams will keep him close to home, grounded, and content. He gets to do what he loves most, each and every day, and he is blessed to share that life with Chantal, his livein girlfriend of five years, and the love of his life, his 3-year old son, Devlyn.

Berry is happy promoting When he was 18, he enrolled matches, keeping in shape and in a pro wrestling school in still loves to step inside that Montreal with WWF legend ring 3-5 times a month. You Jacques Rougeau as his trainer. might catch a glimpse of him “Myself and a friend would travel to Montreal every Randy Berry is an imposing figure, but the Cornwall native learned at Physical Limits on Ninth Saturday morning and spend a long ago that the life of a full-time wrestler didn’t appeal to him. St. East, where he works out Photo by Jan Murray. five to six times a week, or few hours training and working drills with Rougeau and the Mecca Pro Wresting provides the things many of them have keep an eye on his web page rest of the students.” entertainment and fun for all to put in their bodies, just to or Facebook for updates. He trained relentlessly for ages and as an entertainer, Berry several months until he was looks forward to continuing to finally ready for his first promote events well into his professional match. His first future. Most events are mainly match was at the Super Ex in in the Cornwall area but he Ottawa. With over a thousand hopes to one day take it all www.acecomputerservices.ca fans cheering him on, he admits across Ontario. Down the road a little further, he would like to “I was totally terrified.” open a training facility, “Like a Within a couple years he found gym, a small gym.” himself wrestling an average of He had his offer at the big one to three events per weekend and continued with this regime time. A couple years back an Team: Cornwall Colts for several years. From 2001 offer from the WWE fell into Bantam B Rep to 2008 he maintained a very his lap, and although he admits Name: Cameron Marleau busy schedule, known then as the experience was a blast, it was just never fame and fortune Age: 13 Soulrage, with matches as far that he was seeking. Position: Defence as Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston Last Team: Cornwall Colts and even a few in the United “It was never my intention Peewee B Rep States. He has slowed down to work that full time. The Hometown: Cornwall, Ont considerably over the past five schedule is just too much. You years, and decided to keep the are on the road 6 or 7 days a COACH’S COMMENTS: action a little closer to home. week.” Berry explains. “It’s Coach Al Savard say’s Cameron is very At the present time, he too hard on the family.”

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Optimist Softball Season Comes to a Successful End By Terry Tinkess

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he weatherman was certainly cooperating as conditions were just about perfect for the 2013 Optimist minor softball championship day, which was held on Saturday, July 27. According to co-president Monique Sauvé Roy the day went extremely well and everything ran very smoothly, providing a lot of excitement for both players and their parents alike. In other words, it was just like the regular season. “The 2013 season was indeed another huge success for our softball league,” said Sauvé Roy. “We surpassed our numbers overall, which solidifies our longevity as a league. We are the only mixed minor league in Cornwall.” And as one season ends, preparation begins for the next one. “Registration for 2014 begins in March 2014,” says Sauvé Roy. “Check your local newspapers.”

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Seaway Valley “AA” Minor Hockey Association Celebrates 25 years By Terry Tinkess

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ark Desnoyers has been involved in minor hockey in the Cornwall area for about 39 years. “Since I was 18,” he says with a smile, “Too many years.” For many of those years his affiliation has been with the Seaway Valley “AA” Minor Hockey Association, a group he helped get off the ground. Today, he has too many responsibilities at too many different levels in minor hockey to even try to list, but as Seaway Valley “AA” Minor Hockey celebrates it’s 25 year anniversary, he is happy to say he has been there for every single one of them. The story of how the Seaway Valley Rapids came to be is an interesting one. “When we were part of Cornwall

Minor Hockey, we had a system with both “AA” major and “AA” minor,” says Desnoyers. “For some reason the president of the day, I think it was in 1986, decided that we didn’t need two “AA” teams, so they would go with a “AA” major team and a “B” level team. They tried it for one year, and we could see that there was just no way that could work.” Desnoyers says he remembers that it was a struggle to create a new association, but that there were a few key people involved such as Bob Kilger and Bill Snelgrove. Ultimately, the ODMHA allowed the new association to take over the “AA” level because they weren’t being offered a chance to play at the minor level in Cornwall. “We formed our own executive,” says Desnoyers. “I was on the executive and have been every year since.” When asked if there were ever any times he wondered if Seaway would last this long, he doesn’t hesitate in responding. “Oh, there’s been a few,” says Desnoyers. “The first five years were really touch-andgo, but we kept going on and on. “Even lately, in the last ten years there were a couple years where we

didn’t ice a couple teams because the numbers just weren’t there. “AAA” hurt as well when they came in.

players who used “AA” hockey as a stepping-stone to either junior hockey or the collegiate hockey ranks and then on to the minor-pro leagues or pro-hockey in Europe.

Today, however, as the association celebrates a quarter-century, things A twenty-fifth anniversary is are looking good. something worth celebrating, and “Things are good right now,” says that is what Desnoyers says Seaway Desnoyers. “The president we has in mind for Saturday, October have, Blair Fitzpatrick, he’s in his 26.

second year right now and he’s a “On the 26th all nine of our teams strong leader. He’s done a lot for are playing, starting at 8:30 in the our association. “ morning,” says Desnoyers. “We’re While Seaway Valley still considers supplying for all participants and Maxville as their home rink, the their parents a meal, all day long. creation of the Benson Centre has We’re making it a big day.” certainly made hunting for available In addition to a full day of hockey, ice a less-frequent task than in the there will also be a number of past. guest speakers offering information “It’s still our home base, but we play designed for both current athletes a lot of games out of the Benson and those who’s day is yet to Centre and this year we have more come.

ice there than last year. I guess our The thing that would make it perfect long-term goal would be to end up though, according to Desnoyers, at Benson.” would be for as many past players, Seaway Valley has had its share coaches, trainers, and executive of success stories over the years. members as possible to show up, Jesse Winchester, Chad Kilger and renew old friendships and cheer the Kent MacDonnell are three names Rapids to victory. that come to mind when discussing the Rapids alumni who made it to the NHL. There is a much, much longer list when you talk about

“Drop by, have a snack and watch a couple games,” says Desnoyers. “You’ll probably meet some people you haven’t seen in a while.”


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Taoist Tai Chi: Health And Balance For Any Age Right Here In Cornwall By Sports Energy Staff

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aoist Tai Chi was brought to Canada in 1970 by Taoist Monk Master Moy Lin-shin from Hong Kong. Taoist Tai Chi is a form of Tai Chi which is taught in more than 25 countries by members of the international non-profit Taoist Tai Chi Society. It is a modified form of Yang style Tai Chi developed by Moy Lin-shin. Taoist Tai Chi has been in Cornwall for 35 years as part of the Ottawa branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society. One of the accredited volunteer teachers, Ghislain Glaude started taking the classes just over two years ago because of a recommendation from his doctor due to stomach and anxiety troubles. “I saw an ad in the paper and started right away.” said Glaude. There are no levels in Tai Chi other than a beginner’s class for those just starting out. “Instruction is offered all over the world,” said Glaude. “You just have to go to the web-site, look up the city and find a class.”

Ghislain Glaude is always ready and waiting to tell others about the Photo supplied by Ghislain Glaude. benefits of Taoist Tai Chi.

Glaude says that he likes to refer to Tai Chi as the middle child. “The younger child is like aerobics, always bouncing and running. The older child is more into heavy weights. But the middle child, Tai Chi is a series of very simple moves that keeps the

body moving all the time.” Glaude explains that the movements start out like an early morning stretch, working the larger muscles at first, the joints and spine, and eventually working the whole body, helping to repress the aging process.

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Glaude explains that Tai Chi is for everyone. “From the youngest to the oldest, Tai Chi can help everyone. The younger you start the better.” For people with health problems, or confined to a wheel chair, there are a series of modified movements that will help with health and wellness. According to the Taoist Tai Chi website, many illnesses have shown improvement after beginning Tai Chi and the regular exercises that go with it. “It is not a cure nor a replacement for medication, but it is great for preventing illness,” said Glaude. “Tai Chi is like peeling an onion,” said Glaude. “Just when you have uncovered something, you discover that there is another layer. I have discovered that the more I learn, the less I know.” Glaude says he enjoys Tai Chi because it makes him feel better to do something for his body and mind. He says he has learned a lot about himself in the time he has been taking Tai Chi and now enjoys showing other people the benefits of this ancient philosophy. If you would like more information about Taoist Tai Chi, or would like to find out where and when to take classes, visit: www.taoist.org, or call Ghislain Glaude at 613-935-5675.

Seaway Valley Minor Hockey Association is celebrating our

25th Anniversary 1988-2013 Saturday, October 26, 2013 during Seaway Valley Day All day our teams will be playing league games (Novice-Major Midget) There will be an open house for our guests, former players, referees, coaches and former executive members. Please come and enjoy the day and renew long lost acquaintances and friendships.

Games start at 8:30 a.m. at the Benson Centre (pad 1) for further information contact Marc Desnoyers at convenorhockey@gmail.com Jennifer Mayer at thehopes@bell.net Pat McLeod at patmcleod@sympatico.ca


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55+ Eastern Regional Games a Resounding Success Submitted article

That was the reaction of George Baker, Chair of the Games at the close of the day on August 20th. The games had been in planning since November, 2011, culminating in the day’s twelve games played on the one day by over 400 individuals from across the eastern region of Ontario. Additionally, over 60 convenors, volunteers, spectators and organizers participated in the day’s activity. The day’s enjoyment concluded with a closing banquet of over 470 people in the Cornwall Civic Complex salons A, B and C, catered by La Cuisine Volante. Bob Peters, Cornwall’s Economic Development Officer, mc’d the proceedings and after welcoming the visitors to Cornwall and it surrounding area, introduced the special guest Matt Trinnear, Ontario Senior Games Association program manager and rules judge for these Regional Games. Opening the evening, Baker welcomed the gathering, and went on to say that the banquet was a celebration, not of OSGA, not of the regions, nor of the districts. It was a celebration of every individual present who had committed their time and money to be at the games and at the closing banquet. For that, they could now relax and enjoy the meal and entertainment that would follow. He continued by thanking the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their grant, the various municipalities who had also made grants, and the local businesses who had helped their funding. The audience listened to congratulatory speeches from the area’s politicians, Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry, Guy Lauzon MP for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry, Cornwall’s Deputy Mayor Denis Carr and South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis, all of whom spoke highly of the importance of an active lifestyle, and commended the players for promoting and adopting it. Trinnear accompanied Baker throughout the day and spoke that evening of what he observed at every venue. “I knew when I saw all the smiles that things were going well for the games”. Additionally, Trinnear commented that of three regional games he had attended this summer, the one held in Cornwall and area had the least number of problems. Furthermore, these problems had been quickly resolved and none was show-stopping. Trinnear went on to praise District 8, (SD&G, Russell &

Prescott, Akwesasne), saying it ranked among the top three districts of the 41 in the province for organization. Graham Vickers, President of District 8, thanked Monique Dawkes and Baker for their work in planning and organizing the events and the evening’s banquet. He then presented each with a gold medal identical to the ones that the first place winners of the games had received. The evening ended with MPP Jim McDonell’s presenting participation certificates of appreciation on behalf of the Province of Ontario to district coordinators for distribution to all the day’s participants. Throughout the meal service, the audience was entertained by Brigadoons, Denis Carr, Pat Murphy and Ashley MacLeod, with their music and songs from their Celtic repertoire. Coverage of the day’s play, provided by media partner, TVCogeco, and KAV Productions was shown on the Civic Centre’s large screen. The detailed results of the games are as follows:

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Gold Medallists: Ron and Jan Pettem, District 7A, North Lanark; 2nd Place: Fleurette Grant and Ellen McKay, District 10A, Kingston and Frontenac; 3rd Place: Marie Bennett and Nelda Morrow, District 9, Lanark/Leeds/ Grenville

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55+ Men’s: Gold Medallists: Jacques Gauthier, District 8, SD&G, Russell/ Prescott/Akwesasne; 2nd Place: Bill Latham, District 9, Lanark/Lees/ Grenville; 3rd Place: Gaetan Plourde, District 8, SD&G, Russell/Prescott/ Akwesasne 65+ Men’s: Gold Medallists: Jim Farbar, District 8, SD&G, Russell/ Prescott/Akwesasne; 2nd Place: Gary Arcand, District 9, Lanark/ Leeds/Grenville; 3rd Place: Kenneth Johnston, District 9, Lanark/Leeds/ Grenville 75+ Men’s: Gold Medallists: Cliff Chayer, District 9, Lanark/Leeds/ Grenville; 2nd Place: John Heyden, District 6, Ottawa East; 3rd Place: None 55+ Women’s: Gold Medallists: Irene Cadieux, District 8, SD&G, Russell/Prescott/ Akwesasne; 2nd Place: Francine Plourde, District 8, SD&G, Russell/ Prescott/Akwesasne; 3rd Place: Hélène Lanctot, District 7A, North Lanark 65+ Women’s: Gold Medallists: Heather Lovett, District 7A, North

Lanark; 2nd Place: Dorothy Stevens, District 7A, North Lanark; 3rd Place: Gisèle Bergeron, District 7, Ottawa West 75+ Women’s: Gold Medallists: Helen Moloughney, District 6, Ottawa East; 2nd Place: Claudette Shepard, District 8, SD&G, Russell/Prescott/ Akwesasne; 3rd Place: Mary Brown, District 5, Renfrew County

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County; 2nd Place: N/A; 3rd Place: N/A.

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Gold Medallists: Donna Bennett and Lila Wade, district 7A, North Lanark; 2nd Place: Bea Shearer and Clark Root, District 9, Lanark/Leeds/Grenville; 3rd Place: Carl and Joanne Quinn, district 6, Ottawa East

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Gold Medallists: Gilles Racine and Gold Medallists: District 8, District 8, Jacques Lafontaine, District 8 playing for 10A, Kingston & Frontenac; 2nd SD&G, Russell/Prescott/Akwesasne; Peggy Leroy, Jeannine Lortie, Patricia Place: Graham Barkley and Helen Monast, Mary Osborne, Lois Séguin. MacDonald, District 8, SD&G, Russell/ 2nd Place: District 8, District 8, SD&G, Prescott, Akwesasne; 3rd Place: Mary Russell/Prescott/Akwesasne; and Arnold Mueller, District 9, Lanark/ Raymond Byers, Victor Dawkes, Leeds/Grenville Viola McRae, Jocelyn Savard, Reg GOLF: Thivierge. Men’s Class A 3rd Place: District 7, Ottawa West; Gold Medallists: Claude Desilets, Betty Hunt, Vi Jackson, Thérèse District 8, SD&G, Russell/Prescott, Lacasse, Colette Lauzon, Annette Akwesasne; 2nd Place: Paul Allan, Moylan district 7, Ottawa West; 3rd Place: CARPET BOWLING: None Gold Medallists: Terry Hammond and Men’s Class B George Landon, District 9, Lanark/ Gold Medallists: Roger Swerdfeger, Leeds/Grenville. 2nd Place: Inge district 8, SD&G, Russell/Prescott, Campbell and Sam Campbell, District Akwesasne; 2nd Place: Andy 9, Lanark/Leeds/Grenville. 3rd Place Patenaude, District 8, SD&G, Russell/ Tied between: Darquise Lalonde Prescott, Akwesasne; 3rd Place and Richard Massey, 6, Ottawa East; Men’s Class C Shirley Gamble and Deborah Hayes, Gold Medallists: Barry Pascoe, district District 7A, North Lanark 7A, North Lanark; 2nd Place: Roger CONTRACT BRIDGE: Carrière, District 6, Ottawa East; 3rd Gold Medallists: John Brown and Place: John Sloan, District 8, SD&G, Robert Stanford, District 9, Lanark/ Russell/Prescott, Akwesasne; 2nd Leeds/Grenville; 2nd Place: Leanne Place: Grant Lynch, District 6, Ottawa Cheliak and Gary Churchill, District East 5, Renfrew County; 3rd Place: Gilles Chiasson and Laura Burgess, District Women’s Class A Gold Medallists: Jean McKee, District 6, Ottawa East 5, Renfrew County; 2nd Place: Cheryl CRIBBAGE: Gold Medallists: Marie Beckstead Lowe, District 8, SD&G, Russell/ and Alice Cooper, District 8, SD&G, Prescott, Akwesasne Russell/Prescott/Akwesasne; 2nd 3rd Place: Margaret McNeely, District Place: Bruno Lansche and Patricia 7A, North Lanark Milligan, District 9, Lanark/Leeds/ Women’s Class B Grenville; 3rd Place: Allan and Gold Medallists: Joanne MacDonald, Sandra Lake, District 9, Lanark/Leeds/ District 7A, North Lanark Second Place: Patricia Hayes, Grenville District 8, SD&G, Russell/Prescott, DARTS: Men’s Gold Medallists: Norm Akwesasne McDonald and J-P Chollette, District 8, Third Place: Allice Callow, District 5, SD&G, Russell/Prescott, Akwesasne; Renfrew County 2nd Place: N/A 3rd Place: N/A Women’s Class C Women’s Gold Medallists: Irene Durocher, Gold Medallists: Denise Brisebois and District 6, Ottawa East Nancy Cameron, District 7A, North Second Place: Helen Youmelle, Lanark; 2nd Place: N/A; 3rd Place: District 8, SD&G, Russell/Prescott, N/A. Akwesasne Mixed Third Place: Glenna MacIntosh, Gold Medallists: Cathy Buzzell and District 8, SD&G, Russell/Prescott, John Lafont, District 5, Renfrew Akwesasne.


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Shayler said that one of the things he likes most about the league is the camaraderie. “Every person on the team is important. They are a great bunch of guys.” Shayler went on to explain that MacMillan was an excellent leader and president of the league. “He keeps the league strong. He has done a spectacular job.” MacMillan who plays for the Bayshore Bandits and recently took over as president said that the players are committed to the game and to their teams. “There is a lot of camaraderie amongst all the players,” said MacMillan.

Shayler explained that players need a very good understanding of football to be a good player. “It’s not like tackle football,” said Shayler. “You need to learn the game to play well. You have to think and Shayler who works for the strategize. We had to learn how to Children’s Aid Society said that win.” football is a great release from Shayler has been involved in every day life. “I love my job, but sports for most of his life. He played it can be very difficult.” Shayler sports in high school and is father plans on going back to school to was a CFL referee. He continues to study law at some time in the near play basketball and hockey. He said future. that sports are important for teaching For more information on commitment and responsibility. “I CMFFL, contact Steve MacMillan love to train the younger players coming up.” Shayler said that he at stevemcmillan@bell.net.


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Brent Loney: Ex-Royals Player is a Wild Coach By Morley Seaver

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he move from player to coach was a natural for former Cornwall Royal Brent Loney, and he remains committed to the sport, helping mold the development of kids who might just be our next wave of NHL stars. He is currently in his second year as coach of the Eastern Ontario Wild “AAA” team, the highest caliber of play for young hockey players in this area. Loney was excited to start his major junior career with the Royals in the 1981-82 season. “Well, it was a real joy,” he remembers. “They had just won back to back Memorial Cups. So it was a pretty exciting time to be coming into that situation.” Although he was a left winger during his junior career, Loney actually started out as a defenceman. “I played defence in Bantam actually,” he says. “Then my coach just decided that I rushed the puck a lot and thought I should go forward.” It was a good decision since his skills led him onto a Royals squad that could use his offence. His careerhigh points total in 1983-84 was 62, including 24 goals and 38 assists.

It was there that he also got to play with both Scott Arniel and Doug Gilmour. “Scott was a tremendous player,” he says, “a great person and role model for younger guys. And I ended up living with Doug, his last year of junior, which was my second year. Yeah, Doug was just such a competitor. And you just knew that he would find a way to get there.”

in and work with the Royals by helping out on the ice and being an assistant. I think it was mainly Orval who groomed me and helped me to become an OHL coach so I would say that he was the main influence.”

The sports bug is alive and well in his family as well. Along with Bonnie, his wife of 26 years, they have two children who have carved Playing with stars like that didn’t out their own athletic career. His always guarantee the team’s success son Josh played for the Cornwall however. His first year with the club, Colts and recently graduated with the team was coming off the second a psychology degree. He is also a Memorial Cup win. “Oh, it was goalie mentor for local players. His tough,” he remembers. “There may daughter Jenna is in her fourth year have been just one team in history to win it three years in a row I think but when I joined it was a graduating year of players. Dale Hawerchuk made the NHL as an 18 year-old. Scott Arniel played in the NHL until January and then they sent him back for a bit. So when you lose those kinds of players, it’s kind of tough.” When a team isn’t winning, there is always the inevitable coaching change, but the Royals did it four times, which made it hard to know what to expect. Following his junior career, Loney was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers organization. “It was pretty exciting,” he says. “I thought I was going in the fourth round and when they called me in the third round, it was quite surprising because there were a lot of Europeans that were being drafted then so I thought I’d be pushed back. It was quite the feeling with Gretzky and Messier at the table and just pretty exciting.” After playing a few years in the American League, Loney returned home to Cornwall where he was offered a job with the Royals. “When I was done playing hockey,” he says, “Orval Tessier invited me to come

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n Thursday, August 1st, the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association (CGHA) officially received a $500 donation from PepsiCo Canada. The money became available through local supermarkets’ involvement in a promotional event by PepsiCo subsidiary Frito Lay Canada surrounding the IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship that took place in Ottawa in April 2013. Both James’ No Frills and Baxtrom’s Your Independent Grocer raised $250 each for their participation in the promotion.

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happy to receive the funds and put it into an area where we know that we can support some of the families that have young girls who want play hockey but are lacking some of the funds to make it happen.”

The money could have gone to any hockey association in Cornwall but the CGHA seemed like a natural fit. “We thought ‘who’s the ideal people to receive this money?’” said Interested families are encouraged Major. “When you think where that A five hundred dollar donation to email the CGHA registrar during starts it’s with the grassroots here in to the Cornwall Girls Hockey the registration process to appeal the CGHA.” Association from Frito Lay Canada, for either a reduced registration a subsidiary of PepsiCo Canada, To help reduce the cost of playing will be used to help keep some kids fee or to help relax the cost of the game the CGHA depends on the in the game, despite rising costs. equipment, stating the reasons why. generosity of their sponsors. With (L-r) Carl Major, PepsiCo Canada Upon review of each situation, the the money gained from PepsiCo and Rod McLeod, president, final decision to grant the funds and and other sources the CGHA has Cornwall Girls Hockey Association. how much each family is entitled to Photo by Vincent Cama. receive will be made by the CGHA maintained a development fund the last two years to help families keep to good use,” said CGHA president executive board. Parents of goalies catch a break in that the CGHA their daughters in hockey. Rod McLeod. “We know that hockey keeps a stock of goalie gear handy “We’d like to thank the two is not an inexpensive sport, it does for girls of all sizes to borrow should organizations for allowing the money require funds. For some people they need it (also provided through to come our way, it’ll certainly be put every little bit helps. We’re just the development fund).

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job. “It makes me very proud to see the kids push through the soreness, it’s very demanding physically,” he explained.

Despite being relatively new to the area, Lemay has already developed a glowing reputation around the SD&G region, on top of an already impressive resume. Having kicked off his coaching career 10 years ago, the reputable coach has already travelled across the world, working for the Slovenia National Women’s Hockey Team, to Sports-Etudes in Gatineau, and everything in between, before heading south to start full time coaching in Texas. “I also travel and work with goalies in the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland. Finland’s next,” Lemay said.

Tours, offering students a unique, out of the ordinary experience to travel to various European countries and enhance their skills and experience. “Hockey is basically my whole life and I strongly believe in development and that there is always something to learn and discover no matter how old you are, and what your skills level is,” he explained. “I just like to offer opportunities that players never even thought of.” Next year Lemay will be sending two adult teams to Shanghai, China for a five-day tournament.

“I’ve been lucky enough to go to a ton of places for hockey, and I learned so much from it. I like to share my passion for the game, and for me, it’s through quality development Aside from hosting camps and playing hockey all over and clinics and coaching for the world.” the Ontario Hockey Academy, For Lemay’s students, there’s Lemay also takes pride in organizing the 79 Hockey no better place to start.

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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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Tom Fagan Recount’s Memories of a Beautiful Day Fishing on the Mighty St. Lawerence River By Tom Fagan

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n the summer of 1962, I stopped in at the Edgewater Inn Hotel east of Cornwall, where I went for lunch on occasion. The owner, Gerry Rowe knew of my fishing experience and asked me if I would do some parttime guiding for him. Oscar Laframboise and his sons often guided for Mr. Rowe but many times they were busy guiding their own customers. They guided out of Lancaster, Ont. Mr. Rowe told me that I would follow Lloyd Fisher, who was the resident guide for the Edgewater Inn. For me, this would be quite an undertaking. Fishing for your self is one thing but guiding someone for money is a totally different game. However, I decided to give it a try. I knew that Lloyd Fisher was as popular as the famous Laframboise family. This was a wonderful opportunity to refine my fishing skills with a topnotch guide and teacher.

The next day I phoned Murray Martin (game warden) about a guide’s license. In 1962, you needed one to guide legally. I received my license in about 10 days. About that time, Mr. Rowe phoned me to be at the Edgewater at 7:00 a.m. Lloyd and I were to guide three guests for a day of perch fishing. The three men were executives from The Kodak Company in Rochester, New York. At 7:00 a.m. the next morning, I docked my boat at the Edgewater Inn. Mr. Rowe told me to follow Lloyd with my boat. Lloyd was to have two guests and I was to have the other gentleman in mine. At 7:30 a.m., we put in two large coolers, one in each boat. In one cooler there were two frying pans, knives, forks and spoons, a tea pot, paper plates and cups. In the second cooler there was a loaf of bread, butter, a pound of bacon, a large onion, tea bags, six large pre-boiled potatoes and some cookies. We left the Edgewater Inn at 8:00 a.m. and headed for a spot on the centre shoal and anchored thirty feet apart. We baited up with live minnows and in three quarters of an hour we had about 30 good sized perch. It was a habit of most guides to fish only so long in one spot and then move to another. This stretched out the day and was also meant to preserve each spot for the future.

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fries. I sliced and fried the onion in the other pan. When the potatoes were golden brown, he put them aside and dropped in about 25 fillets. He did this twice. In all we had fifty fillets for our guests and ourselves. The other fillets would be frozen for our guests to take home. We heaped each plate with perch, fried onions and golden home fries. It was a wonderful meal on a beautiful island. It was not uncommon after the dinner to see the customers sound asleep sitting under the beautiful trees that were on the island. I will never forget the wonderful times I had guiding with Lloyd and meeting customers from places such as Montreal, Rochester and Detroit.

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Golf Pros Take Time to Give Back By Terry Tinkess

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h, the benefits of being young! While many not-so-young golfers struggle to improve their game, approximately 100 members of the youth golf program at Summerheights Golf Links had the opportunity to learn from the pros as three pro golfers who were participating in the Great Waterway Challenge stopped in for a visit. Reagan Peters of PGA Tour Canada explained the nature of the event. “At PGA Tour Canada we’re part of the pathway to the PGA Tour,” said Peters. “Our top five will win Web. com Tour status for next season at the end of our season, which is the tour championship the second week of September. For these guys, that’s what they are here playing for, one of those spots on the Web.com Tour, to try to get to the PGA Tour. “As far as this event, It’s about growing the game of golf. It’s about PGA Tour Canada getting involved in the community. For PGA Tour, for Web.com Tour, for PGA Tour Canada, the tournament is one thing, but the tournament is really about the community. Anything we can do in the community and get more people

involved in the community with the event, it’s good for us, it’s good for the game and it’s good for the kids. That’s what we’re doing.” The three golf pros, Cody Slover, (Visalia, California), Erik Barnes, (Marion, Indiana), and Creighton Honeck (Austin, Texas) had the full attention of the young people (and their parents) as they demonstrated and talked about the game of golf. There were a lot of good questions, and many of the answers had to make the parents in the crowd happy. One question was whether a young golfer would need to have a new set of clubs in order to develop his or her skills properly, or if a hand-me-down set would be a good way to start. Creighton Honeck responded that having new equipment was definitely not a requirement. “The most important thing is that they don’t have something that is too much club, or too long for them,” said Honeck. “There’s nothing wrong with hand-me-downs.” All three stressed that young people entering the game should focus on learning to play rather than worrying about whether they had cutting-edge equipment to play with.

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“There’s no need for anyone starting out to be paying $50 for a box of balls,” said Cody Slover. “They won’t, at this point, be able to take advantage of most of the benefit the technology has created.” When all was said and done, the primary message was that you never know what you can do until you try, but that if you want to get better, the most important thing is to practice. Creighton Honeck, from Austin

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Ty Celone, one of the area’s top young golfers had at least one thing he wanted to learn about from the visiting golf pros at Summerheights Golf Links. “I’d like to observe where they put the ball and their stance,” said Celone. “That’s the only thing I’m having trouble with.”

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I recall many of the top notch players who played there: Eddie Riviere, Joe Jarvo, Forbes Kennedy, Roger Despatie, Neil Carmichael, Harley Coleman, Doug Taillon and Bernie Merpaw are some that I remember.

Those were heady days for a young boy who loved softball. Many times there were two or three hundred people at the game. They lined Who could forget the smoothness of Eddie York and Seventh Streets two and three deep. Riviere at shortstop and Joe Jarvo at second? Often fans would send us to the store to buy The soft hands and talent of Edgar Miron on them cokes. We would hang around and they the infield was something to see as well as would give us the empties so we could get the Walt MacDonald patrolling the outfield and refund. The chip wagon arrived about then Pudgy Pelky giving his all on the mound. and there was always a rush to get served.

rom 1945 to the early fifties, I was fortunate to watch softball at King George Park. Our home was at the corner of Eighth and York. My dad let me go to the park to watch I saw Mr. Whitford hit a foul ball ten feet the men’s league during the summer months. According to Len Pecore, some people called up the wall at the store that was halfway down King George Park the Yankee Stadium of the Seventh Street East. Beezie Martel hit a deep fly ball to center field. The word was they north end. Who could forget Harvey Villeneuve ‘s never found the ball. It might have rolled to hard work as President of the league for many Augustus Street. years?

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Celtics’ Labelle Fight Back From Concussion, Wins OLA East Defensive MVP Honours

Not only was Labelle an integral part of the Celtic’s leadership core in 2013, he led the Celtic’s defense in points (eight) and was voted Defensive MVP of the OLA’s East Conference. The MVP voting was conducted by the league’s presidents and managers and Labelle was nominated by Celtics president Terry Turcotte.

By Vincent Cama

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t was supposed to be a routine play. The ball bounced into the corner and his eyes were fixated on its careening path. Then a tremendous impact, from where and from whom he couldn’t say – he still can’t. Blindsided by a pick from an unseen Clarington player, Jr. “C” Celtic’s defenseman Brandon Labelle’s body crumpled onto the hard lacrosse pad. He got up. He kept playing. It was a good hit, nothing more. The queasiness he felt would pass. This was the first game of the 2011 Meredith Cup and he wasn’t about to give up so easily. Two shifts later he noticed that he still wasn’t feeling so hot. Leaning on the bench he lost his balance and nearly fell over. He had felt this way once before when he played Jr. “B” hockey in Akwesasne back when he was 16. It was a concussion then and a pretty serious one. He knew he had to stop so he told the trainer how he was feeling. His Meredith Cup was finished, the continuation of his lacrosse career halted in its tracks. “It was pretty much a year and a half (after the hit in 2011) that I had headaches every day,” said Labelle, now twenty. He saw a concussion specialist in Ottawa. A concussion is an injury very hard to pin down. It can only be diagnosed from its symptoms. There is no rehab regimen. You just sit and wait, hoping one day the symptoms dissipate.

Brandon Labelle’s “never quit” attitude helped him to not only return to lacrosse after a year and a half absence, due to concussion issues, but also manage to be selected as the Defensive MVP of the OLA’s East Conference.

Photo by Vincent Cama.

That was what the doctor told said Labelle. “I just had to realize that him. it was out of my hands and the only “Every day see how you feel. Stay thing I could do was stay focused on out of the light, don’t watch too much feeling better.” It wouldn’t be until T.V. and don’t be too physical. That October of 2012 that the headaches would cease and he could think about last part, for me, was really hard.” playing again. In the meantime, Labelle was He practiced all winter with accepted into the kinesiology program at the University of Ottawa and was teammate Brandon Perras (who’s beginning studies there. He admits also had concussion issues) and, with that his injury had a larger impact medical clearance, Labelle returned to than just keeping him off the lacrosse the Celtics this year with something to pad, hindering both his social life and prove. “I had my lacrosse stick in my schooling, but he tried to stay positive. hands every day for months leading “It’s so easy to be pessimistic about up to the summer,” said Labelle. moving forward when you’ve had That dedication paid off. headaches for almost a full year,”

“I knew I was one of the stronger players in the league but I couldn’t believe it when they told me (I had won),” said Labelle of the honour. When asked about Labelle’s contributions both Turcotte and Celtics head coach Shawn Lauzon were less surprised, using many of the same terms to describe their star defenseman: 100% effort, never quit attitude, vocal leader, makes others around him better. Entering his second year at U Ottawa, where he’ll be joined by teammates Connor Primeau, Joel Marleau and Brandon Perras, Labelle is hoping to translate his studies into either a phys-ed teaching position or working in physiotherapy. Coaching, too, would be a natural progression. “I feel like when I’m playing, I’m almost like another coach on the field,” said Labelle. This year will mark the return of field lacrosse at U Ottawa. With Labelle’s injury behind him, they’ll be getting a good one – in more ways than one.

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Moe Lemieux Retires From The Cornwall Hubs By Sports Energy Staff

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or over 50 years the name Moe Lemieux has been synonymous with the Cornwall Hubs. Lemieux along with five others started the “oldtimer’s” hockey league in 1960 when their junior careers were over and they were looking for a place to play. The Hubs traveled often, playing against tea ms from northern New York, Florida, and California, and later played in the World and National tournaments. “Moe did everything,” said Jack Haines, a player with the Hubs for over 40 years. “When we traveled, he would book the ice time, organize the guys, book hotels, and make travel arrangements. He did everything.” In 1977 the Hubs won the C Division title at the old-timer’s World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. “We were a regular in all the major hockey tournaments in Montreal and often had two teams and on occasions even had three teams in the tournament,” said Haines. “In one of the tournaments, the organizers even named one of the “divisions” in the tournament “Moe Lemieux” division.”

\Not everyone gets a banner to celebrate their contribution to the hockey club they helped create. Moe Lemieux’s presence is one that will stick with the Cornwall Hubs for a long time to come.

At 73 years young, Lemieux decided it was time to pass the torch and hand over the responsibilities of organizing the team. “He played up until 7 or 8 years ago until he started having trouble with his knees,” said Haines.

MURPHY’S SPORTS LAW By David Murphy Madison Primeau Is Inspiration For All Of Us!

For those few who don’t know Madison Primeau, she’s the eight year-old Cornwall girl who has been battling brain cancer for the better part of the past couple of years.

Madison has endured more than any person, young or old, should have to, but you wouldn’t know it to look at her smile. She has an infectious smile that has touched thousands during her struggle to regain a regular, normal life. There have been many community fundraisers (other communities like Peterborough have stepped up to the plate as well) to highlight the outpouring of support for Madison, her parents Denis and Shelley and the rest of the Primeau family. It wasn’t too long ago that the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario gave Madison the green

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light to resume activities. She’s had to learn to talk, walk, read and write and since she’s conquered all that, she’s learning to skate again with the Cornwall Girls Hockey Association. Madison took the ice in mid-September with the Tyke program to begin her ascent and regain the skills that she frequently displayed prior to her illness.

The Typhoon family is a tight knit group that looks after their own and treats all players like family. And there’s no better example than Madison. The greeting she received when she took to the ice is usually reserved for pop culture stars or dignitaries. Social media was flooded with the image of Madison back in uniform ready to take part in one of her favourite activities and shares and likes were too many to count. It’s great to see the human spirit triumph. The strength of a child should never be in doubt, especially when it comes to wanting to live life to the fullest. Think of her next time you think you’re having a bad day at work or play. Welcome back Madison. You’re truly a local hero!

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“One of the things Moe has been recognized for over the years, is he remembers everyone’s phone number, whether the guy played last week or ten years ago!” said Haines. “We would be in the room and if someone was missing, Moe would start rhyming off telephone numbers to call looking for a replacement.” A send-off party was given for

Lemieux on August 8th at the Air Force Wing on Water Street. Dozens of people came to celebrate the driving force behind the Cornwall Hubs including mayor Bob Kilger, and the first junior “A” Colts coach, Jean Payette, to name a few. The Hubs have three divisions, one for 30 and over, one for 50 and over, and one for 60 and over. “Most of the guys and been involved in hockey previously,” said Haines. “Some professional hockey players will go and play when they are in town, just to get ice time. Players like Scott Pearson, Ron Wood, they would call up Moe and ask for ice time, and Moe would get them on the ice. They guys really liked that. It was lots of fun.” As for the future of the team, they will keep playing. “Rick Fillion has organized the younger guys for quite some time,” said Haines. “He will be organizing all the divisions now. The senior division will probably not play so much anymore. They are getting older and it can get expensive.” With Lemieux retiring from the Cornwall Hubs comes the end of an era. It is obvious from anyone that speaks of this Cornwall Sports Hall of Famer, that he is well loved and will be very much missed.

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t’s hard to explain the need to run to someone who doesn’t have the bug. What drives someone to run five, ten or twenty-one kilometres when they have a perfectly good car, or even a bike, sitting in the driveway? To those that are out there, rain or shine pounding the pavement, there’s nothing better. Just ask Brittany Walker, 22, who can be seen, stop watch in hand, running the roads near Lunenburg. From September until April she moves it to Kingston where she is in her final year of a Bachelor of Education program at Queens University. For Walker, running is a way to channel her over-abundance of energy. “I started running because I was restless and didn’t’ have any other outlet for my energy,” says Walker. “It ‘s a good way to keep active, and it’s a cheap way. You just have to have shoes and somewhere to go. I’m lucky to live somewhere that it is easy and safe to do that.”

While she can’t pinpoint exactly when and where she decided running was the thing to do, Walker thinks it actually happened quite a while ago. “I know a couple of my good friends in high school ran track, I never did, and Alison Michaels in particular would go to the track in Newington and talk about it, how she enjoyed it, and I guess that may have got the wheels turning. I started going down the road, and then a little further and such.” Although she has been running for a while, it is only recently that she has started to enter events to kind of give herself a benchmark compared to other runners. Last November it was the anniversary run for the Kingston Road Runners Association, and in February she took part in an indoor triathlon at U of T (University of Toronto).

21 right now, having reached her most recent one of running a halfmarathon. She hasn’t figured out a new short-term goal, but the longterm is a bit clearer. “Within the next couple years I’d like to do a marathon. It’s intimidating though, so I really need to sit down and try to figure out a program for it. “I have been planning for the past month, month and a half to do a half-marathon, so that’s a big one. It makes me feel oriented, at least, in the right direction.”

As much as you hear about the loneliness of the long distance runner, Walker thinks there is a definite advantage to having someone to train with. “Don’t be afraid to get out there and run with someone, to run with other people. It’s taken me a good six years to even be running where I am now, and I feel like I could have saved myself a lot of time if I had been running with someone else and getting feedback instead of just mentally trying to push myself. It is exhausting mentally as well. It is According to Brittany Walker (left) having someone to run with has good to have someone to level you many benefits, including the ability to level things out and to provide out and encourage you.” Photo by Terry Tinkess encouragement. As for being a leader or a follower, In April there was the year-end event for the Queen’s (University) triathlon club. “It was sort of a triathlon split into two,” says Walker. “The night before there was a 750 metres swim, and then the next day there was a duatholon. I think they had booking problems. That consisted of a three k run, then a 20 k bike and a 5 k run to finish it off. It was not straight running, those last two events but they were different and challenging.

that changed a bit this summer when there is absolutely no question. she was helping out students at R.O. It’s a big mental game,” says (Rothwell-Osnabruck District High Walker. “I really hate chasing School.) someone down. A perfect example “It’s been more of a communal is chasing my brother down when effort, seeing other kids succeed and running the last stretch of our road still pushing myself where I can still and back and I am competitive run to a level where I can challenge enough that I want to keep up with them as well,” says Walker. “That him and catch him, but he’s also was really a push when I started fast enough that he can get away running with mostly the boys in from me.

the running club this summer. That was a change, for sure. I never liked At the present time she runs as running with others, and I’ve been an independent (a runner without running with my brother (Brad, 19) a team or club affiliation.) That and that was a change too. could change though. To this point When asked what her goal is, her running has always been out of Walker says she is at a standstill sense of personal achievement, but

“It’s mentally draining when you’re just running for yourself. In an actual race I try to not even think about who’s even around me and concentrate on what I’m feeling, but definitely I’d say that if I know, behind is probably the worst”


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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 .............................................................www.skatecornwall.ca Can-Skate Learn to Skate .............................. Karin Touchette........... 613-936-9290 .............................................................www.skatecornwall.ca FOOTBALL Cornwall Men’s Flag Football......................... Jonathan Campeau ..... 613-551-4605 Cornwall Minor Football Association ............. Rod Simpson .............. 613-936-2888 .............................................................www.cornwallwildcats.ca GOLF Archie’s Family Golf Centre ............................................................... 613-932-8255 .............................................................www.archiesgolf.com Cornwall Golf & Country Club ........................................................... 613-931-1122 .............................................................www.cornwallgolf.com Heritage Golf Club ............................................................................ 613-347-3738 Summerheights Golf Links............................ Katie MacLennan Andrews .....613-938-8009 ........ KatieAndrews@summerheightsgolf.com .... www.summerheightsgolf.com Upper Canada Golf Course ................................................................ 613-543-2003 .............................................................www.uppercanadagolf.com GYMNASTICS Cornwall Gymnastics Club ............................ Tammy Mcallister ....... 613-933-4356 .............................................................www.cornwallgymnasticsclub.com HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS Akwesasne Minor Hockey Association .......... Mark Terrance............. 315-250-0287 ........mark.terrance44@gmail.com Alexandria Minor Hockey Association ........... Kevin Ctaig ................. 613-551-2698 ........kevincraig@gmail.com CharLan Minor Hockey Association .............. Bruce McRae .............. 613-347-3406 ........president@clmha.com Cornwall Minor Hockey Association .............. Brian Caskenette ......... 613-933-8586 ........bcaskenette@cogeco.ca NGS Minor Hockey Association .................... 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of our effort in the first half. (Myers’QB Nick) Gorgichuck made the difference.” The undefeated Riders would go on to win the provincial championships beating the Niagara Spears 42-20.

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After their impressive regular season, Cornwall would face the Metro Toronto Wildcats in their first ever playoff game. The catch would be they would have to do without Camplin who had made a prior business commitment the previous year. “It was hard being away after pouring my heart and soul into this program and it being a home game,” said Camplin. “But we have a great coaching staff and I knew they would perform.” Perform they did as the Cats soundly trounced their GTA opponents 44-7 under interim head coach Mitch Zappatelli. The Cats would get a rematch of week one in the conference semi-finals drawing Myers. The results this time would be only marginally different as the Cats fell 56-7 to the indomitable Riders. “In the first quarter we played them so tough,” said Camplin of his team’s effort in the final game. “It was 21-7 near the end of the second. They (Myers) scored a last second touchdown at the end of the second quarter. We hung with them for the whole first half. We were really proud

The Cats other marquee players in 2013 included offensive lineman Nolan Terrance, defensive end Owen Stevens, linebacker Austin MacKay and defensive back Quaid Johnson. Seven all-star players in all and coach Camplin made it eight representing Cornwall for the Wettges conference.

Not everyone will be returning from the 2013 squad, as the Cats will be graduating approximately ten players. Among those are Alex and Serge Pilon, defensive captain MacKay, Terrance, Johnson and Owen Stevens – nearly all their all-stars. “They’ll be tough to replace,” said Camplin. “You lose good players every year, that’s just the way it is.” Thankfully, the coaching staff, which Camplin has described as one of the best The Wildcats showed all season they were a threat to run the ball. (Justin Clouthier, in Ontario, will remain intact to work #5) Photo Supplied. with the new blood.

Karate Komments: What Is A Good Age For A Child To Begin Karate? By Jim Riddell

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t what age a child should begin to study karate is one of the most frequently asked questions a martial arts instructor receives. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, but mostly it depends on the expectations of the parents, and the base age limit set by the karate school.

student must reach before beginning classes. Some have had great success with programs such as “little dragons” that are usually designed for the four to five year-olds. Classes are a half hour in length and are very basic. Some martial art styles that focus strictly on personal self-defence will not accept students before they are teenagers. Most clubs are somewhere between these two examples. At Seaway Karate we prefer that children be seven years of age before joining us. By seven, they are able to follow simple rules and concrete directions. By this age they have mastered throwing and catching a ball, riding a bicycle, and are able to combine motor skills and follow movement patterns.

What does the parent expect from karate classes? It may only be for the child to try a new sport for a few months, or perhaps to gain self-confidence or learn to protect themselves against bullies. A longer-term Students must be able to combine goal may be to eventually earn a black blocks, kicks, and punches while doing belt, or to develop a hobby that could last drills on the various types of pads, and for a lifetime. follow a movement pattern when learning All schools have a set age that a kata. These skills are easily learned at

age seven, and even by some exceptional six year olds. Children at this age are becoming increasingly social, making new friends at class, which helps to to maintain their interest level.

Karate, with its progressive belt rank system is goal oriented, providing children with clearly defined levels of progress not found in many other sports. They also learn patience and discipline, as it will take several months of hard work to achieve that next color of belt. Methods and teaching styles differ greatly between instructors and dojos. As a parent it is very important that you choose one that meets your comfort level and the needs of your child. Next issue of Sports energy – Am I too old to begin karate/ the mature martial artist.

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times. The next run is a two-minute run and two-minute walk, and continues each time the runner goes until a twenty minute run is achieved. “The more I went, the more I liked to go. I met so many nice people. So encouraging and helpful,” said Chaussi.

Before long the whole family was running. Chaussi continued to run and after undertaking her first triathlon she knew she was hooked. She has since been involved in the CMC challenge and is now preparing for her second challenge. The challenge runs from October 1 to September 30. Within that time, 15 events must be completed, six of which must be CMC events and at least one of those must be as a volunteer. Now as the race director, Chaussi Tracey Chaussi pictured here at her first half marathon at the Ottawa does everything from renting Race Weekend in May 2010. Photo by Pete Chaussi space and equipment needed, to organizing volunteers and food for be held October. “I wanted to keep said Chaussi. “We encourage each events. “There are such great family Thanksgiving and Halloween in other. It’s fun.” events at the club. It is great to have mind,” said Chaussi. “Participants Anyone can join the club. the whole family involved,” said are encouraged to wear costumes, The cost is $40 per year for an Chaussi. “I have made such great but they don’t have to.” individual and $80 per year for friends through this here.” Chaussi explained that there are a family. For more information Chaussi is currently organizing many other runs available such as on the Cornwall Multisport a new race called The Frightening the Winter Run, and the Prediction Club, or to join the club, visit Fall 5k, which is a trail race that will Run. “You don’t have to be fast,” www.cornwallmultisportclub.com

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New Sport Fuels Former Fire Chief’s Passion For Staying Active By Gisèle Grignon

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f you’ve played hockey for several decades for fun and ran into burning buildings for a few more decades for a living, you could be forgiven for wanting to put your feet up for the next few decades. Not Pete Champagne. Eight years ago, about a dozen years into his retirement as Cornwall’s Fire Chief, Champagne took up, not golf, not lawn bowling, but tennis. “My wife and I winter in Florida and there’s a court in our complex there. One day a player didn’t show up and this fellow asked me to fill in,” recalls Champagne, who also jogs and cycles when down south. “I’d never played before. I didn’t even own a racquet. “I caught on right away. I have good coordination and was in fairly good shape and I just fell in love with the sport. Couldn’t get enough of it. Now I’m playing it two or three times a week. I even get into the odd tournament with seniors. It’s a great sport.” It still, however, takes a backseat to Champagne`s all-time favourite: hockey. He was first introduced to the game as a kid, playing on his backyard yard rink on First Street. “Even during the school year, we’d play out there, slipping out to play at lunch hour then right at four o’clock. As long as we had daylight, we’d be on the rink,” says Champagne. From there it was on to Our Citizens of Tomorrow (OCOT) at the Cornwall Athletic grounds, under the watchful eye of Joe St. Denis, and up through pee wee right up to senior hockey and playing in

Lake Placid, N.Y. for 13 years and Syracuse for two. Among his most memorable hockey highlights: capturing the Eastern Ontario championship as the 1955-56 champs.

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“In those days, senior hockey was a great big thing. The NHL only had six clubs,” says Champagne. The game has changed a lot since then, he says, much of it due to the introduction of helmets. “We played all those years without a helmet. And it seems like no one was going for the head then. There was a lot of hitting, but you weren’t getting the cheap shots, the dirty shots that seem to go for the head,” says Champagne.

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“Then when the helmets came, it seemed to change the game. It was fair play to hit anyone anywhere,” he says with a chuckle and quickly adds, “You watch the pros now and the game has gotten sort of cruel. It seems like the players don’t have respect for each other anymore. Whereas in our day, we played hard but we had respect for each other.” He points to the climbing rate of player concussions as further proof of the downside of protective headgear. Still, he can think of no better activity or sport to help today’s generation develop character. “I find that kids who play sports at a young age and continue, don’t generally turn bad. It’s important for them to be involved in something, to be kept busy. I know it’s hard on parents, getting them back and forth to practices and games, but it’s a good investment, not just for the family, but for the entire community.”

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