Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tim Hortons gives to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre

Tim Hortons put a happy-face on its cookies, then passed it on to a local charity. The company presented a $4,620 cheque today from its “Smile Cookie” to the Wilmot Family Resource Centre.

The campaign ran between Sept. 20 and Sept. 26 at the Tim Hortons stores in New Hamburg, Baden, and Tavistock. The stories sold 4,620 cookies for $1, compared to 4,200 last year and 3,780 in 2008. All proceeds from the cookies were donated to the centre.

The Wilmot Family Resource centre promotes the well-being of local people and families with a food bank, educational services, and recreation programs.

Above, WFRC director Trisha Robinson (centre) accepts the cheque from New Hamburg Tim Hortons employees Wendy Bignell (left) and Kelly Lennon.

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Mystery at Castle Kilbride

A troupe of local actors staged a murder mystery at Baden’s Castle Kilbride Oct 21-23. The fictional suspects were all members of a traveling circus summoned to Wilmot, each with hidden motives and clever links to the township’s history.

The performance, written by local playwright Teresa Brown, took the audience through Castle Kilbride’s historic rooms in search of clues. This was the second year the historic site hosted a murder mystery, and all three nights were sold out.

Set in the 1920s, the play’s characters included The Great Houdini, Mysteria the Fortune Teller, and Serpentina the Snake Lady.

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Picking the perfect pumpkin

The hunt for the perfect pumpkin was on at Shantzholm Farm near Mannheim on Saturday. Here Talitha Schroth, 11, of Kitchener, carefully scans the field for just the right pumpkin as sister Maggie, 9, in purple, and cousins Anderson Riddolls, 5, in red, and  his brother Dawson pick their pumpkins. With Halloween just a week away, Shantzholm welcomed hundreds of visitors this weekend for free fun, including wagon rides around the farm.

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Waterloo-Oxford eliminated from field hockey playoffs

The Duckies came up just short in the second round of the WCSSAA field hockey playoffs. W-O’s girls lost 2-1 to a tough opponent on Oct. 21, the undefeated Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School team.

Lindsey Werner scored the lone goal for the Duckies.

SJAM was the area’s top team this year, winning 15 games, losing none and tying twice. The Duckies earned a 12-4-1 record, good for fourth place in the league.

Sir John A Macdonald will now face Forest Heights in the county finals.

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Duckies win first game in WCSSAA field hockey playoffs

Waterloo-Oxford girls kicked off their field hockey playoffs by winning a close 2-1 game against Southwood Secondary School. Chelsea Hyde and Alyssa Bearinger scored for the Duckies.

The Duckies finished fourth in their competitive division, despite a strong 12-3-1 win-loss record.

Their long road to a championship is just beginning. The Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association playoffs continue Thursday.

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Plattsville runners put best foot forward

Plattsville Christian School sent 16 cross-country runners to a meet in Fergus on Oct. 15. Above, Mitchell Davidson (in the red, long sleeved-shirt), is about to pass a runner on his way to a third-place finish in the Senior Boys 2.5 km race.

The school competed in all Midget, Junior and Senior divisions on a beautiful race day. Below, the Midget boys race off the starting line. Adam Barr finished in fourth, and Aaron Davidson placed seventh.

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Crusader girls shooting for a win

The Waterloo-Oxford senior girls basketball team faced a tall team from Eastwood Collegiate Institute on Oct. 14. The Crusaders lost the game 55-35.

Spencer Mitchell-Becker (number 11, above) scored nine points for the green-and-white, with Alana Stevenson and Shannon Finn adding six each. Below, McKenzie Mitchell-Becker plays defense (number 14, below).

W-O’s next challenge will be against St. Mary’s High School on Oct. 20.

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