Monthly Archives: May 2012

WO students enjoy the warm weather with Barn Yard Bash

On May 25 Waterloo Oxford held their annual Barn Yard Bash. An event comprised of everything from watermelon eating contests to line dancing gives the students a chance to blow off some steam before exams roll around in June. Here are a few shots from the day.

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Kids have a blast at the Baden Backyard Barbecue

Last night Baden Public School held its Baden Backyard Barbecue, a family event which attracted hundreds of people. Here are a few of the highlights.

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Sun shines on New Dundee’s Victoria Day parade

Hundreds of people gathered to watch New Dundee’s annual Victoria Parade wind its way through town on one of the warmest May long weekend Mondays in recent memory.

Dozens of floats, walkers, clowns and marching bands entertained the crowds gathered for the community celebration. Here are some of the highlights.

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Forest Glen students rock out at Air Band competition

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On May 16, students of Forest Glen gathered in their gymnasium to watch fellow students perform renditions of their favorite tunes. The Air Band competition, a tradition for the school since 2008, saw 12 different acts that included students from grades 4 to 8.

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Central House roof repaired after fire

Joel Wittnebel, Independent Staff

Dan Shooter (left) and Dan Robinson, with Apply Contracting LTD, work on repairing the roof of Central House Apartments last week. The roof was damaged by fire last summer.   Joel Wittnebel, Independent staff

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Local runners participate in Kitchener’s Mudpuppy Chase

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Back Row Left to Right: Owen Turner, Adam Huras, Caitlyn Armstrong, Emily
Huras, Josh Blier
Front Row Left to Right: Eric Armstrong, Luke Timmons, Holden Ehgoetz, Logan
Blier

New Hamburg was well represented on Sunday at Kitchener’s Mudpuppy 3K Run.
Nine local youth, aged 8 to 11, participated in the event and all achieved personal bests for this distance. For many in this group, this race was a warm-up for this Saturday’s New Hamburg Classic Races being held at the WRC.

 

Submitted by Colleen Huras.

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Bake sale to support relief work in Haiti

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Friends Emily Loch, 10, and Emily Smith, 9, (together known as “Em & Em”) put on a bake sale in their Laschinger Boulevard driveway this week and raised $160 for Haiti.

The pair is hoping to purchase relief kits for the Mennonite Central Committee with the money.

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