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Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club By Kim Poole 2016 - 2017 Team Banquet Awards

Daytime & Evening Programs Spaces are still available for August.

Camps are filling up quickly … don’t miss out! The BKGC is expanding.

More details to follow in the Fall.

CONGRATULATIONS … to all of our athletes who qualified for Ontario Championships this season!! TUMBLING Athletes: Travis (2nd), Quinn (3rd), Tien (1st), Tori (1st) Peyton (2nd), Camille (8th) & Carter (4th) WAG Athletes Level 6 - 10 Ontario Championships: Alyssa (32nd), Brianna (9th), Danica (28th), Sydney (30th) and Emily (alternate). Brianna placed 7th on Vault. Danica received a Judges award for Greatest Flight on Bars. WAG Athletes Level 3 - 5 Ontario Championships: Hayley (34th), Victoria (22nd), Marissa (26th), Avah (37th), Kyra (25th), Sofia (5th), Monica (20th), Kyrah (28th), Coralee (35th), Hanna (14th) Ciara (28th), Emily (13th), Avery (13th), Kayla (11th), Tori (15th), Daniella (28th), Melissa (37th), Renee (36th) Sofia placed 8th on Vault, 7th on Bars, 6th on Beam, 6th on Floor and received the Judges award for Most Dynamic tumbling on Floor. Hanna placed 5th on Beam. Emily placed 4th on Beam. Avery placed 2nd on Floor and received the Judges award for Most Dynamic Tumbling. Kayla placed 2nd on Vault and 5th on Floor as well as receiving the Judges award for Best jumps on Beam. Tori placed 3rd on Vault and received the Judges award for Best, Flight, Height & Tight.

Most Improved Gymnasts Marria Advanced 2 & 4 hour Syenna IC 6 hour Marissa IC 8 & 12 hour Madalyn Tiny/Mini Pre-Competitive Jordyn PC 1, 2 & 3 Pre-Competitive Sydney Women’s Artistic – Competitive Camille Tumbling Top Athletes Kayla IC 12 hour Sofia IC 8 hour Syenna IC 6 hour Kylee Pre Competitive Avery Women’s Artistic – Competitive Tien Tumbling


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Ki-ya! By Michelle Dinnick, Photo Credit Michelle Dinnick

Tecumseth Peaceful Warriors has been in Alliston, at the corner of Church Street South and Wellington for 18 years. Sensei Antonio Lampreia and his family moved here from Brampton in 1999 though he opened his first school, the International School of Taekwondo, in North York, in 1991. With a motto like “competition is out the door, cooperation is worth much more,” you know TPW isn’t your average martial arts school. Antonio grew up in Portugal. When he was 15 years old, he was beaten up by a bully at school. That is when he started lessons in Shotokan karate with Master Luis Cunha. After training with him for two years, Antonio switched to Shuko Kai karate because he wanted more hands-on training. In his own words, and with a smile, Antonio admits that his real passion for martial arts “ignited” after watching Bruce Lee’s, Enter the Dragon, also when he was 15, although he had been learning karate since he was 11. In 1982, Antonio began training at Jong Park Taekwondo in Rexdale. After attaining his second degree black belt, he became an instructor there. Always determined to keep learning and improving, Antonio also studied Jeet Kune Do, as he wanted more practical martial arts training. In addition to training, Antonio traveled throughout North America and Europe for competitions and won several of them. His proudest win though, happened right here in Ontario. In 1989, Antonio won the CNE Taekwondo Black Belt Grand Championship. During all of this training, teaching, and competing, Antonio got married and had two wonderful children, Jonathan, and Rachel. Opening Tecumseth Peaceful Warriors, where his school and his home could be attached, allowed Antonio to spend more time with his children.


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Also in 1999, when Antonio was 40 years old, a friend introduced him to Systema, the Russian Martial Art, and he has been training and studying RMA ever since. He has found RMA to be extremely practical because it incorporates the bodies’ own natural movements with less resistance and less tension. Perhaps Bruce Lee said it best when he said a good martial artist “does not become tense, but ready,” and that “a martial artist must be “shapeless, and formless, like water.” That is, to move with fluidity and grace without hesitating. Antonio now teaches Tai Chi three mornings a week and Taekwondo and Russian Martial Arts in the evenings. He also offers a Kickboxing Fitness class. Tecumseth Peaceful Warriors is not the biggest school, it is not the newest school, but it’s a school with a lot of heart. At Tecumseth Peaceful Warriors, friends are made, fear is overcome, and valuable skills are learned. Antonio has several students who trained with him as children and returned as adults and at TPW, everyone is welcome. Antonio’s youngest students were 2.5 years old (he readily admits that 4 is a better age to begin!) and his oldest student was over 80. Antonio will teach anyone who wants to learn and he welcomes you to try a class. You can reach Sensei Antonio at TPW, at 705-434-2476. Michelle is a contributing author in the most recent Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of Canada. Her writing has won several awards and appeared in The Globe and Mail and a number of local magazines and newspapers in Alliston. Recently her short story, “Lightning Strikers” was made into a series in the Focus 50 + Newspaper because fans asked for more! You can find her online at

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GEORGIA The Georgian Grizzlies men’s rugby team is gearing up for another big season in 2017. Last season the team won the OCAA Championship by running the table going a perfect 8-0 including playoffs.

2017 MEN’S RUGBY REGULAR SEASON HOME SCHEDULE Home Opener Sunday, September 10, 1 pm


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The team has much of its core returning this season led at the helm by Head Coach John Daggett who was named Rugby Canada’s Male Coach of the Year.

Rugby Homecoming – Alumni Weekend Friday, September 22, 4 pm vs. Seneca Sting

Georgian Grizzlies home games take place at the Georgian Sports Field located on the Barrie campus of Georgian College. Grizzlies’ home games are full of excitement for the entire family at a great price of just $5 per ticket.

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AN GRIZZLIES This coming September 22 through 24th, the Georgian College Athletic Department is welcoming back its Athletic Alumni as part of 50th anniversary celebrations at the college. The festivities kick-off on Friday evening when the current Grizzlies men’s rugby team take on the Seneca Sting in an OCAA regular season match followed by a “Welcome Back” social. On Saturday we will have tours of the entire Georgian College Barrie campus to show how we have grown along with alumni games in badminton, men’s hockey, volleyball and basketball. Later that night there is an Alumni Reunion Dinner featuring a special silent auction. The fun wraps on Sunday with an alumni golf tournament at Heritage Hills Golf Club in Barrie. Alumni can register for some or all of the events by visiting All proceeds from this event will go towards Athletic Scholarships at Georgian.

Friday, September 22 4 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grizzlies men’s rugby vs. Seneca Sting Georgian Sports Field 7 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Welcome Back” Social The Last Class - Building J Saturday, September 23 11 am - 6 pm. . . . . . . . Facilities open to the public Georgian Fitness Centre (Get a FREE day pass, *must complete a Par-Q) Climbing Wall (Try it out for FREE) College Tours 11 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Badminton Alumni Games Gymnasium 12 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Men’s Hockey Alumni Game East Bayfield Arena 1 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Volleyball Alumni Games Gymnasium 3 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Basketball Alumni Games Gymnasium 6 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alumni Reunion Dinner The Last Class Sunday, September 24 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alumni Golf Tournament Heritage Hills Golf Club


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F re! By KC Reynolds, Photo credit Steve Johnson

Golf is a challenging game at the best of times. Great clubs, proper shoes, some lessons, and a lot of practice all help us hit that elusive ball for the satisfaction of seeing it disappear into a tiny hole. Even after doing all the things that we know we should, golf can still be frustrating when it is supposed to be relaxing. But what if a new challenge was added to the mix? Spencer Johnson is 12 years old, he’s autistic, and he’s a great golfer! His Dad, Steve, is a golf pro and has been teaching his son since he was three years old. Steve says, “Spencer has an amazing, powerful swing” and that is why Spencer is now competing. With a drive of 200 to 240 yards off of the tee, we would have to agree. No wonder the driver is his favourite club. Up until this year, dad and son have been using golf as a way to spend time together. Being outdoors, burning energy, and having to concentrate for a long time have been an outlet for Spencer. This summer, Steve thought that Spencer might be ready to try a tournament and recently played in Hamilton in the Canadian Junior Golfers Association (CJGA) tournament where he placed fifth. The winner goes to worlds! With Steve as his caddy, this became possible. Currently, Spencer is playing in the Pepsi Tour; a Simcoe County event that encompasses six team from six different venues including Vespra Hill at Snow Valley, South Muskoka in Bracebridge, Midland Golf and Country Club, Barrie Country Club, Shanty Bay Golf Club, and Shelburne Golf Club. Each club has a representative team with the best twenty golfers of various ages. Spencer is currently competing in the under 13 age group and, at the time of writing this article, is currently mid-pack. So how does somebody with autism adhere to the strict etiquette of golf, especially in a tournament situation? Steve says that Spencer understands golf etiquette but that he can’t control himself. He thinks that kids and parents have a much better understanding today of people with challenges. “Other kids are excellent with him”, Steve says. Especially in a tournament situation, Steve brings fidgety


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toys to keep Spencer occupied while he waits for his turn as it is a challenge for him to stand still and be quiet. When not in a tournament, Spencer and Steve play 18 holes of golf at their home course at Bond Head or they practice for four to five hours per day. Steve says that “Bond Head really takes care of him. The pros there are great”. With all of this golf keeping Spencer occupied, what happens when he’s back in school? Spencer lives in Angus but attends Admiral Collingwood Elementary School, where he receives one on one attention in an ASD class. Autism Spectrum Disorder runs from mild to severe and Spencer is considered moderate to severe. He doesn’t communicate much except when he wants something and even then, in very short sentences. During the school year, Spencer goes to the Barrie Sports Dome three to four days per week after school to hit balls and during the winter he skis at Snow Valley. He’s been skiing since he was three and can conquer all of the runs at Snow Valley. At night, when he’s not golfing, Spencer has now started to watch golf on television and has become hooked. Steve says “He’s really starting to like it”. If there’s not golf, Spencer spends a few hours on his iPad watching YouTube videos and commercials and if he’s been golfing, he’s exhausted. Steve says that “I am still learning how he learns.” He’s trying to give Spencer more independence but it’s challenging. We think that Spencer is incredibly inspirational and his Dad is pretty special too.

Barrie Spikes Volleyball By Karen Leslie, Photo credit Karen Leslie


Barrie Spikes Volleyball is an organization that offers skills training, team building, in a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere. Our programs are run on Monday and Wednesday. They are 1 hour sessions and range from grade 1 up to grade 10. Our program is about making new friends & learning the game of volleyball. The program provides a character building atmosphere, teamwork & a well-balanced mixture of recreational & competitive game play.

• Holly Meadows school at 6:30pm till 8pm.

Our qualified coaches offer high end training every Wednesday at Algonquin Ridge school, in a positive and fun environment. Each week kids arrive eager to learn and show our coaches what they can do. By the end of 8 weeks it is exciting to see the skill learnt.

• $10 cost for tryouts each athlete will receive a tryout shirt.


Monday’s we offer a House league program for all ages at Holly Meadows school. We keep track of scores for team placement, awards are given to all participants for team placement and medals for playoffs at the ends of the program. Great opportunity for young athletes to put

COMPETATIVE 12U BOYS TEAM Born in 2006 Barrie Spikes will be running tryouts September 11th and September 18th, 2017

On October 1st 2017 Barrie Spikes will be putting a team in the CIBC Run for the Cure. Come out join our team and help support. You can register online, our team name is “Barrie Spikes”. If you cannot make it and wish to donate to one of our team members, you can also do so from this website. Each participant will receive a Pink shirt in honour of Breast Cancer from Barrie Spikes.


Creating a positive environment for our young athletes to be successful & confident. Incorporating fun & exciting activities that will help develop players to become more knowledgeable & poised on & off the court. Providing an energetic filled hour, with lots of reps & coaching. Athletics will build self-esteem in a well-balanced program. Barrie Spikes program provides a positive environment, where the coaching staff instill the intangibles. We believe that hard work, commitment & attitude is the key to success.

their skills into game play along with meeting new friends.

“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”

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Nordic Walking – “Gain Without Pain”

By Kaarina Brooks “Skiing in July? What’s next, snowshoeing in August?” I wave a pole in greeting, and continue down the road. No, I wasn’t trying to cross country ski on asphalt. I was Nordic Walking. It’s a unique form of low impact exercise, suited for all ages, body-shapes and fitness levels. It uses poles, like ski poles, that help propel you forward as you walk. It’s been around for many years in Europe where people are enjoying its great benefits. Although still fairly new in North America, Nordic Walking is beginning to make strides as an easy and fun way to get into shape. The principles are the same as in cross-country skiing, but snow isn’t necessary.

Like in ordinary walking, if you start with your right foot, the opposite arm naturally swings forward. Keep the poles close to your body, pointed diagonally backwards for a better push and swing them ahead to meet the ground. And remember to relax! As with any new exercise, you should first check with your doctor before starting. Since it’s always more fun to exercise with others, setting up a Nordic Walking group is a great idea. The beauty of Nordic Walking is that costs are minimal and it can be done anywhere, in any season. You get aerobic exercise without going to the gym just by walking down the road a few times a week. For me the hardest thing about Nordic Walking is remembering to take along my poles!

As many studies have shown, Nordic walking significantly enhances the benefits of walking. If you already walk on a regular basis, using poles will improve your strength while giving you an aerobic workout. You’ll burn about 20 percent more calories and increase your heart rate at the same time. And it won’t even feel like you’re exerting yourself! Even a moderate walk with poles will improve your fitness level more than walking the same distance without poles. But what about those painful joints? Amazingly, Nordic Walking significantly reduces joint stress. Having two extra points of support eases the strain, particularly the knees and spine. A recent study by Professor Terttu Parkatti, at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland found that Nordic Walking actually cured many common physical ailments experienced by seniors. Some members of the test group were hesitant because of knee problems but found the support from the poles alleviated their symptoms. Overall, the group reported increased agility and more strength in their arms and legs.

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The low impact nature of Nordic Walking makes it an ideal form of exercise if you’ve been laid up by illness or injury. Tom Rutlin, an internationally recognized fitness expert, reports that people who suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis have found that using poles has relieved them of some or all of the pain associated with walking.

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2017 Induction Ceremony Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8 pm Royal Canadian Legion, St. Vincent St. Barrie

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The Royal Canadian Mint recently produced a coin featuring a Barrie photographer’s work on the subject of snow flakes. Don Komarechka, a Barrie Sports Hall of Fame partner, had his work engraved in pure silver on a limited edition coin which is now over 98% sold out. The mintage of 6000 coins with a $20 denomination and a value higher than that, features a snow flake that fell in Barrie and is now a permanent feature in Canadian history. Congratulations Don!

2017 Automatic Inductee: Megan Lukan

Megan Lukan, born in 1992, is a crossover athlete who competed at high levels in both Basketball and Rugby. Megan excelled at basketball with the Barrie Royals Rep Team & rugby at Barrie Central Collegiate where she had many accolades in both sports and many on National teams including a Bronze medal at the FIBA U18 Americas, in Chili. Centralizing with Basketball Canada in Hamilton led her to a 5 year basketball scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she had many individual and team honors. After graduation, she joined Rugby Canada Women’s Seven in April 2015. Megan made her HSBC World Rugby debut for Canada in Dubai. Gearing up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Lukan appeared in all five HSBC Series events for Canada during the 2015-16 season. She was named to the Rugby Canada Olympic Squad where the team won a Bronze medal at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympics.

2017 Inductee: Stephanie Sherlock

Stephanie Sherlock relocated to Barrie at the age of 12 years. She

attended North Collegiate. Stephanie had a very successful Junior and Amateur career in the game of golf. She was named Canadian Junior Player of the Year in 2005. In 2007, Stephanie won the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship. Sherlock attended the University of Denver for 4 years, winning 7 victories for the U.of D. She also helped team Canada win a fourth place finish at the World Amateur Team Championship in Australia. Stephanie qualified for the LPGA finishing 14th at Q-School and spent 3 years competing full time on the LPGA Tour. Her best result was a 16th place finish at the LPGA Classic Event. She also had 2 top place finishes at the Kia Classic and the Dinah Shore Classic. Stephanie returned to Barrie as Director of golf at Simoro Golf Course.

2017 Inductee: Bruce Gardiner

Bruce Gardiner grew up playing hockey in the Barrie Minor Hockey Association and played two years for the Jr. “B” Barrie Colts. In 199091, he enrolled at Colgate University improving his offensive skills in each of the four years that he played in the NCAA. As a senior in 1994, he was named to the Eastern College Athletic Association Second All-Star Team. He was drafted by the St Louis Blues, 131st overall. Bruce played for four NHL teams: Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Columbus Blue Jackets, and New Jersey Devils, a total of 312 games, scoring 34 goals and 54 assists and 263 penalty minutes. He left the NHL after the 2002 season and played in the Russian Super League and then in Finland’s pro league. He returned to North America and played briefly for Adirondack. Bruce retired from hockey in 2005, returned to Barrie and took up a position with the Barrie Police Service.

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BARRIE SKATING CLUB By Lise Buelow, Photo credit Lise Buelow

The Barrie Skating Club (BSC) is a non-profit Skate Canada sanctioned organization that has been instructing Barrie and area youth for 69 years. The BSC operates out of the City of Barrie’s Allandale Recreation Centre and is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, along with parent volunteers. Our club’s skaters range in age from 2 to 70 years, and are enrolled in beginner (CanSkate) to competitive (StarSkate/Competitive Skate) programs, as well as PowerSkate programs for those wishing to build skating skills for hockey. Many of the BSC’s figure skaters go on to the Mariposa School of Skating to further their skills in competitive skating. Our season runs October 14-March 29 programs available are: • Pre-Canskate, Canskate, Starskate, and adult • Online registration starts August 15th, 2017 • All learn to skate programs run out of Allandale, Holly and East Bayfield. • All other programs run out of Allandale.

For registration or for more information please call 705.719.2084 or visit

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Dedicated to Creating Champions The summer school packages include on and off ice training in addition to ballet, off ice jump class, competition simulation and a PCS enhancement program. We also run a daycamp for ages 6-12 July 3rd-August 18th, for hockey players, figure skating and learn to skate.

New Program – Hockey Skating Skill Development This program has been specifically designed by Paul Matheson to build a foundation of balance and edge awareness that is a key first step in the development of players at this particular age and level. Players will be introduced to concepts such as forward and backward inside and outside edges through exercises that are based around detailed repetition. Each player will receive five weeks of instruction with two professional skating instructors from the Mariposa School of Skating that specializes in working with athletes at this age and level.

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Dedicated to& Creating Champions Fall School is a 5 week program starting September 5th ld Class Coaches Facility to October 5th This year we have added and new

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College Athletics Georgian Grizzlies & Athletic Centre One Georgian Drive Barrie L4M 3X9

Digital Media DS1 Design 705-242-1063

Frozen Yogurt Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt 397 Bayfield Street, Barrie 705-739-9998

Gymnastics Barrie Kempettes Gymnastics Club 145 Welham Road Unit # 6, Barrie, 705-726-0370

Hockey Alliston Hornets New Tecumseth Recreation Centre 7300 Industrial Parkway Alliston L9R 1V4 www.allistonhornets. Barrie Women’s Hockey Association Barrie Sharks 1 Saunders Road, Barrie L4N 9A7 705-721-9699 Lefroy Minor Hockey Stroud-Innisfil Community Centre Arena, 7883 Yonge Street Innisfil L9S 1K8

Martial Arts Tecumseth Peaceful Warriors 24 Church Street, Alliston L9R 1J3, 705-434-2476

Personal / Group Training & Services The Institute of Sport Performance and Wellness National Training Rinks Second Level 120 Big Bay Point Rd Barrie L4N 9B4 705-503-4779

Protective Head Gear Ice Halo Ltd Unit #283-65 Cedar Pointe Drive Barrie 705-728-1561

Radio Stations 107.5 KOOLFM, Barrie’s Best Mix 431 Huronia, #10, Barrie, L4N 9B3 705-727-1075

Mariposa School of Skating 190 Bayview Drive Allandale Recreation Centre Barrie L4M 4Y5 705-721-1223

Soccer Barrie Sports Dome 99 Hanmer Street West, Barrie 705-728-8030

Sports Apparel & Accessories – Branded 4Hundred Source for Sports 70 Barrie View Drive Barrie L4N 8V4, 705-734-2323 The Fan Cave Bayfield Mall 320 Bayfield Street, Unit 7 Barrie L4M 3C7 705-503-2900

Boston Pizza Barrie North 447 Cundles Rd. E. Barrie L4M 0J7 Dunlop Billiards 445 Dunlop Street West Barrie L4N 1C3 705-733-0200 DunlopBilliardsSBE@

Sports Hall of Fame Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Allandale Recreation Centre 190 Bayview Drive, Barrie

Swimming Barrie Trojan Swim Club 5-Minets Point Road Barrie L4N 8J8, 705-503-0203


Sports Bars and Restaurants

Barrie Spikes Volleyball Barrie

Boston Pizza Barrie 481 Bryne Dr., Barrie L4N 9P7 705-719-2067

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Rock 95 Barrie’s Rock Station 431 Huronia, #10 Barrie L4N 9B3 705-721- ROCK (7625)

Skating Barrie Skating Club Allandale Recreation Centre 190 Bayview Drive Barrie L4M 4Y5 705-721-1223

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Lefroy Minor Hockey Association organizes, develops and promotes minor ice hockey for the youth of the Town of Innisfil. We are a local centre committed to Local League and focus on fair and equal play for the kids

Registration is now open online at

We offer: Select divisions! Divisions from IP to Juvenille Lefroy Minor Hockey has just finished its BEST season ever. 9 out of 10 teams made it to the finals! 22

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Total Sports South Simcoe August 2017 Edition  

Total Sports South Simcoe August 2017 Edition Covering local sports in our community.