Monthly Archives: July 2010

Cycling brothers finish first leg of charity ride Saturday

Brothers Jon Ross of Tavistock and Sean Washburn of Cochrane, Alta. will finish up the first leg of their fundraising cycling ride Saturday.

Check out their blog to read about their adventure from Vancouver to the Alberta/Saskatchewan border.

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Local swimmers back in the water to raise funds for MS Society

Local Wilmot swimmers Sarah Sine, Jaime Doucet and fellow film school student Ryan Bruce pictured here at the Ht0 Thetis Lake Swim for MS held this July 25 in Victoria, BC. Their team raised $1,200 while participating in the 5 km swim for Multiple Sclerosis. Approximately 200 swimmers took place in the 18th annual swim.

It was this race that inspired them to swim 52 km across Lake Ontario last August and raise $66,000 for the MS Society.

At a swim meet in 2008, the girls were rifling through a bin filled with swim caps from events across Canada that were selling for $1. Doucet came across a cap that featured the logo for the Thetis Lake Swim race and decided they would create their own swim.

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One person injured in highway crash

One person was taken to hospital after they rolled a truck on Highway 7 & 8 east of New Hamburg Saturday afternoon.

See our website for details.

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Lizards invade Wellesley library

More than 60 kids got a chance to check out some creepy crawly spiders, snakes and lizards Thursday afternoon, when the Wellesley library hosted the Travelling Reptile Show.

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New Dundee Parks Improvement Project nears fundraising goal

The Ayr Farmers Mutual Insurance Company recently donated $1,000 to the New Dundee Parks Improvement Project.  Here Brad Smith, (middle) a fund raising representative accepts the cheque from Les Luck and Cathy Formica, who are directors of the company.  The New Dundee Parks Improvement committee is about $25,000 from reaching its $116,000 community fundraising goal.

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Storybook characters enchanting at Castle Kilbride

Friday night’s Fairies and Frogs Family Knight at Castle Kilbride welcomed about 100 young princesses, fairies and knights to the Castle grounds for entertainment by Huzzah, the Baden Storyteller’s Guild, Mad Science and The Snake Lady. Inside the Castle, costumed Waterloo-Oxford drama students played fairy tale characters and handed clues to anyone guessing their identities.

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Police find missing St. Clements man

Waterloo Regional Police are no longer looking for John Randy Belleghem of St. Clements. He was found safe and in good health July 16 at 6:40 p.m. in Kitchener.

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