This week we are
pleased to introduce a new feature to the Valley East Today Weekly
Online News Magazine. "Roger's Sports Line" is a column
that will be written by well-known local sports personality, Roger
Sports in all facets are fine and alive in the Greater Sudbury
Region. This past summer saw the return of fastball for both ladies
and men come to the forefront once again. Many players who turned to
slo-pitch some years ago when fastball seemed to be dying out are
now returning and in large numbers.
The Rick McDonald Memorial Fastball League once known as the
Rayside/Balfour Fastball League preceded by the Sudbury District
Fastball League and going backto
the Church League and the Nickel District Fastball League of the
50’s ,60’s and 70’s era is being rejuvenated and the new and
old fans like what they see.
This past Summer saw a superb All-Star Fastball Extravaganza
pitting the Greater Sudbury Region Fastball All-Stars against the
North Shore Fan Select All-Star game. The locals won an exciting
7-6, nine inning game. Later in August both Sudbury teams : the
Greater Sudbury Select Ladies Nickels under the direction of veteran
coach Judy Dunn and the Dog House Sports Bar North Stars both won
their Northern Ontario Fast Pitch Championships against stiff
opposition. The North Stars then went on to the 20th
Annual Senior Fastball World Championships where they went 5-0
before losing a heartbreaker 3-1 in the championship final against
Cold Springs Cats from Southern Ontario. At that tournament it was a treat
to be able to watch such notable pitchers as the legendary Darren
Zack of Garden River Sault Ste Marie and Mike Crawford of Coburn.
Next summer the Sudbury fans will be treated to some
excellent fastball when we host the All-Ontario Intermediate “A”
Men’s Ontario championships at the Terry Fox
Sports Complex. Also a major fastball tournament under my direction
and with the sponsorship of Molson Canada and Cranky Joe’s
Roadhouse Sportbar will bring to this region some 64 men’s
fastball teams from across Canada as well as parts of theUSA.It will
be a four day event held at Terry Fox with a total purse of $20
000,00 .First prize will be $10 000,00.Keep watching my sport line
as further details will be made available. It will be called the
“Cranky Joe’s International Fastball Championships.
sure to stay tune each and every week as I keep you up to date on
local sports activities in fastball, slo-pitch, soccer, hockey and
basketball. Next week I will report on the final results from the
Rick McDonald Memorial Fastball League Championship as well as other
league championships e also on the look out for basketball results
and my take on this year’s edition of the Sudbury Junior “A”
Wolves , the Laurentian Vees men’s and ladies varsity basketball
Until next week, stay active! Don’t just watch these sports
but take part in them!
Angele Jameus Declared 2006 Valley
East Idol As Twelve of Our Community's Finest
Vocalists Make It To The Finals
of the highlights of the Valley East Lions Charity Days was the Finals of
the Valley Eat Idol Competition. A number of contestants took part in the
elimination stages at Buddies' Restaurant and twelve were selected to
compete in the finals which were held during the afternoon at Centennial
Arena on September 9, 2006.
As the final notes resonated through the arena, the judges declared
Angele Jameus, 2nd from the right in the front row with the black bag over
her right shoulder, as the 2006 Valley East Idol.
The Publisher apologizes for not being able to
identify the individuals in the photo above, however, we were given the
names of the finalists. IF ANY OF OUR READERS CAN SEND US AN EMAIL with
the identity of one or more of the people in the photo above, we will
revise this list accordingly. Please email us to the following link: VALLEY
EAST IDOL IDENTIFICATION
The names of the twelve finalists are: Asim Mainville; Natalie Jolivet;
Steve Liddard; Keith Mantysaari; Angele Jameus; Christine Cousineau; Sue
Lefebvre; Jean St. Pierre; Louise Alexakis; Julie Crispin Taylor;
Stephanie Dominelli; and Yves Charbonneau, shown in the photo at the side.
If any of the names are misspelled, we again apologize, but these are the
spellings that were given to us at the event. Hopefully, we will be able
to identify the names of all of the contestants in the photo and we will
also identify the winner of the contest.
The very capable judges, shown below, certainly had their hands full
during the competition. From left to right, the judges were: Moe Leblanc,
Norm McIntosh and Mike Lehay.
Steady Line of People Trying Out
Combination Locks For Trip To Cuba
Valley East Lions' Charity
Trip for 2 to CUBA!!!!
(+$500 in spending cash)
All summer long, people from around the area have been given
combinations that might have opened one of sixteen locks that
were on display by local merchants. The final seven locks were
on display at the Centennial Arena where people were able to
try one more time to see if they qualified for the finals. The
line above is indicative of the popularity of this contest.
Next week we will announce the winner of the Trip for 2 to
New School In Val Caron Involved
in Fund-Raising For Two Very Important Projects For Children
Principal, Luc Dalcourt and Carole Landry, Teacher of the Deaf & Blind,
were on hand to promote two important projects that are now on-going at the
new ECOLE ELEMENTAIRE JEAN-PAUL II which is now open for students in Val
Caron. This September NOTRE DAME DU ROSAIRE and NOTRE DAME DE L'ESPERANCE
elementary schools merged, creating a state of the art school which will
better meet the needs of all students. Luc and Carole were taking part in
the Valley East Lions Charity Days on September 9 to show the public
information about the Snoezelen Room Project and the New School Yard
Equipment Fund-Raising Project. Be watching Valley East Today for much more
on going information about the Snoezelen Room.
Blood Donor Clinics
Held At Knights of Columbus Hall Every Month
Blais, Senior Clinic Coordinator, Donor Services for Canadian Blood Services
reminds all local residents that monthly clinics are held at the Knights of
Columbus Hall on Emily Street every month.
Clinic hours are between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on the
January 17, 2007
February 21, 2007
March 21, 2007
Seventeen year old Kelsey Patterson, shown above in the photo, a Grade 12
student at Confederation Secondary School in Val Caron, recently gave blood
for the very first time on her 17th birthday. She is shown above with Health
Worker, Shiela Gravelle, who gave Kelsey a birthday to remember.
Anniversary Is Cause For Celebration of An Excellent Year For Val
Caron's Fantastic Floors - Fall Renovation Projects Are The Order of
the Day - Begin Planning Now!
& Ron Pedneault will be approaching the first anniversary of the opening
of their new store in Val Caron on October 1. It has been a great year for
Fantastic Floors as they continue to establish their reputation for quality
products and good, sound advice. Whether the job is big or small, you can
always trust Ron to come up with excellent ideas to help you accomplish your
goals within your budget constraints. One piece of advice he gives people
during this time of year is that if you are thinking of doing some home
renovations before Christmas, now is the time to begin looking through
samples and preparing your plans. Don't wait until the last minute or you
will be scrambling around and you won't be happy with the end result. Ron
invites you to stop by his site in the Valley Bingo Plaza at any time to go
over your plans and establish your options. He always encourages people to
shop around and look for the best value because he knows that his prices
cannot be beat, and he is confident in his ability to provide you with that
bit of extra added value that means so much when you are renovating. Make
sure you visit their web site or call Ron today to get some more information
on the Fantastic Floor experience.
FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from to ; open late until on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open
until on Saturdays.
The Greater Sudbury Public Library is pleased to present Saturday Family
Saturday Family Story Time will be offered monthly, from 10:30 to
11:15 a.m. We invite children from 0 to 7 years of age accompanied by
an adult to the Main Public Library, 74 MacKenzie Street, Sudbury.
Family Story Time is designed to encourage children to become
life-long readers by promoting an appreciation of language, rhythm and
imagination. It includes storytelling, puppets, finger plays, songs,
rhymes and a craft.
Register for the following Saturday Family Story Times to avoid
September 30, 2006.
November 25, 2006
December 16, 2006
January 27, 2007
February 24, 2007
March 24, 2007
April 28, 2007
May 26, 2007
Please note, the different time on October 21, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
For more information and to register, call the Main Library at
673-1155 or contact Monique Roy at 673-1155 extension 270.
For more information, please contact:
Monique Roy - Children’s Librarian
Greater Sudbury Public Library, 673-1155, extension 270
pick up forms at St. Patrick’s Church (in main entrance at Youth
Bulletin Board) 39 Walford Rd.;
the King Church or Vicki Dee’s (Forms can be dropped off at all
Sudbury Catholic Churches)
cheque payable to Marymount Academy 165 D’Youville Ave. Sudbury,
ON P3C 5E7
Registration Deadline: August
Skating Club Registration Sessions at The Hanmer
Valley Shopping Centre Prove Very Popular With Local Residents
Saya, shown sitting at the table explaining details of one of the programs
to a parent, was kept busy all evening during the final registrations
sessions that were held at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on September 15
and 16, 2006.
Parents were registering their children for Figure Skating, Canskate and Power Skating.
If you were unable to register yet, President, Ray Levesque encourages everyone
who is still interested in Figure Skating,
Canskate or Power Skating to check out the club's web site at www.vesc.ca or
OPEN INVITATION TO GIRLS NIGHT
Gudrie of the Valley Pentecostal Church, shown to the left, invites all
ladies in Valley East and surrounding communities are invited to an
evening just for you!
It will give you a chance to unwind with friends, listen to some good
music, savour delightful snacks, and even enjoy a good pampering.
Joanne Goodwin, a highly acclaimed public speaker will be on hand to
provide an inspirational message.
Music and comedy will be provided by KELITA.
To top it all off, all ladies attending will receive a FREE GIFT BAG!
The event will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 beginning at 7:30
It will be held at the Valley Pentecostal Church which is located at
231 Martha Street in Hanmer.
There is absolutely no cost for this evening but it is recommended that
tickets be reserved by calling Esther at 969-7940. Let all of your friends
know about this marvelous evening of entertainment and socializing. It is
about time that the girls had a night out on their own!
SUDBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN
Greater Sudbury Public Library is pleased to present Family Story
Story Time is a half-hour program for children aged 5 and under
accompanied by an adult.
It is designed to encourage children to
become life-long readers by promoting an appreciation of language,
rhythm and imagination.
It includes storytelling, puppets, finger
plays, songs and rhymes.
All our sessions are six weeks in length.
The first session begins the week of September 18, 2006.
early to avoid disappointment!
information, please contact:
Roy - Children’s Librarian
Sudbury Public Library, 673-1155, extension 270
For additional information or to
volunteer some time, please call:
Helene Van Dyk - 969-0062, Bruce
McFadden - 969-7407
Maureen Beaudry - 969-7712, Mike
Bertrand - 897-0031
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