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Sports – August 31

Sports – August 31

Brody Thompson Was Awarded His Green Belt Level-1

Recently, 9-yr old Brody Thompson was awarded his Green Belt Level-1 in the ancient art of Chinese Kempo. Brody attends classes twice a week at Double Dragons Martial Arts Studio in Wyevale (705-322-6951) … a private club owned and operated by Sensei Martin Ladouceur and his wife Patti Ladouceur.  During the COVID pandemic years, Brody received weekly private instruction from Mr. Ladouceur.

He has a keen sense for learning and is an example for others.

By Sensei Martin D. Ladouceur


2023 U23 Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Softball Championships 2023

Local Players: yle Weatherell of Victoria Harbour (regular league Vasey Simcoe Rural League)playing for Owen Sound Selects, Hank Dutton of Wyevale (regular league Vasey Simcoe Rural League) playing for Owen Sound Selects, Isaak McGinnis of Elmvale (regular league Minesing Simcoe Rural League) playing for Alvinston Aces and Austin Cooper of Victoria Harbour (regular league Minesing Simcoe Rural League) playing for Alvinston Aces.

Some our local best players travelled to Saskatoon to play in the CANADIAN FAST PITCH CHAMPIONSHIP in the U23 Division on August 2nd-6th, 2023. These 23 year old men make us proud!  Over 1,000 people gathered in the stands to watch some really good ball.

Baseball seems to be a fading sport. In order to play at this level these young men would have started at a very young age to play ball. It would have been a large part of their summer. The number of teams now in baseball have decreased in recent years. it is not as easy as it once was to watch a great baseball game. Families would travel to games regularly to enjoy some great entertainment. It brought families and friends together and created memories of a lifetime. Baseball was in ‘their blood’.

the local players represented here have ‘baseball in their blood”. It is so wonderful to see these men from Wyevale, Victoria Harbour and Elmvale.

The Saskatoon Amateur Softball Association is entering it’s 57th  year of operation as one of Canada’s largest adult softball leagues. This year the Tavistock Merchants won for a second year in a row. The Merchant beat the host team, Saskatoon Pride. The event was played in the Gordie Howe Sports Complex.

By Linda Belcourt, Editor and Photo and Storyline Courtesy of Tom McGinnis Reporter.


Elmvale Friday Night Mixed Slow Pitch Finals

Three Pitch Mixed A Side Champions are the Swing Kings. This rookie team won the championship over the long term team, Junior Farmers. Three Pitch Mixed B Side Champions are the Maw’s Jack ‘n Jills. They took rein over the Stumpers.

Golf Tournament Adds $157K to MRI Total

Aug. 24, 2023 – On July 14, 2023, 132 golfers gathered at the Midland Golf & Country Club for the Glenn Howard Charity Golf Classic, raising $157,408 for Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH). The tournament’s new presenting sponsor, Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC, proved to be a great partner, helping the event to break all its previous fundraising records.

Funds raised this year will help to bring a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine to GBGH.  MRI technology is used to provide clear, detailed images of specific body parts, such as the brain, spinal cord and internal organs.  These images help in the assessment and diagnosis of brain or spinal cord injury, the cause of seizures, and other chronic illnesses and undiagnosed conditions. Bringing this critical diagnostic tool to Midland will bring access to this service closer to home for thousands of patients every year.

“I have personally been to Barrie or Toronto for an MRI on multiple occasions,” says Glenn Howard, tournament chair. “I know that having one in Midland will speed up appointment times, and help people get answers sooner. We [the committee] are so glad to help bring an MRI to GBGH with the tournament this year, and we’re so thankful for our amazing business partners and sponsors who helped us raise more than $150K.”

The tournament was supported with a generous $50,000 donation from Marco Mancini, along with sponsorship from Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC, Scotiabank, Thor Wealth Management, Balm Beach Windows & Doors, Dorplex Entry Systems, Lisolo Farms and Paul & Sharon Harbottle. Many local businesses also provided Hole-in-One contests, prizes and auction items which added to the total revenue.

“We are so honoured that the Glenn Howard Charity Golf Classic continues to empower GBGH to deliver excellent health care every year,” shares Nicole Kraftscik, CEO, GBGH Foundation. “And the incredible support from businesses and individuals continues to grow; in part because of the fun and energy at the tournament, but also because together, everyone involved has a bigger impact on our local hospital.”

In total, the Glenn Howard Golf Tournament has raised more than $810,000 for the GBGH Foundation since 2016, supporting vital equipment investments such as scope cleaning machines, automated medication dispensing units and surgical expansion.

Anyone interested in learning more about organizing an event to benefit GBGH is encouraged to visit https://gbghf.ca/get-involved/bring-your-idea-to-life/

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