Welcome to 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 Legendre.

                       As the leaves change colors, the sun goes down much earlier and the early morning frost appears on our car windows so does the sports scene change.

                       Following a very successful fastball season in both ladies and men, the Rick McDonald Memorial Fastball League’s 2006 edition came to a close on Tuesday, September the 19th in Garson at the Lorn Brady Memorial Park . The championship series best of five affair tied at 2-2 came down to this deciding game. It was a classic where most of the fans were huddled in blankets, toques and mitts to watch this final deciding game. Both starting pitchers Eric”E-train” Abitong of the Pickerel River Cardinals and Aaron Sixer” Owl of the Dog House North Stars matched strike out for strike out combining to just give up  nine hits(three by the Dog House and six by the Cardinals). In the end the Cardinals prevailed 3-2 to capture the 2006 league championship for they very first time (below you can see the picture of the happy winning team and the league trophy which is 39 years old this year).

PICKEREL RIVER CARDINALS : Frank”Bonkers”Ashawasaga , Alex”Broback”Ashawasagai, Edward Jr “Shaq”Panamick, Jonathon Contin, Johnny Paiponsai, Eric “E-train” Abitong(game MVP and winning pitcher), Earl Contin, Bucky Abitong
Front row left to right
: Edward Sr Panamick(coach) , Pat Brennan , Kevin Flood and Jamie Contin

Both Owl and Abitong were named game MVP’s.Owl finish the playoff round with 73 strike outs and 173 for the season (an average of 9, 78 per game.Joel Belanger of Dog House was the playoff top hitter finishing at 522. The league golf tournament (at Clearview Golf Course in Val Caron) and the year end banquet/awards celebration (at Cranky Joe’s Roadhouse Sports Bar) will be held on Saturday October the 14th.

Dog House North Stars - 2006 Runners Up

                   In College ladies fastball action , after starting the season with an 0-4 record , the Cambrian ladies under the direction of coach Mickey Chartrand came up with a convincing 9-1 victory over their northern rivals from Canadore College of North Bay and now stand at 1-4 before heading out to St Clair in Windsor this coming weekend.

                   In other news, the Secondary Schools autumn season are well underway. Two time champions. The Lockerby Composite Vikings seem to be the favorites to three peat as city champions in 2006. They will be hard pressed by the Lo-Ellen Park Knights and the St Benedict Secondary Bears. The Confederation Secondary Chargers should also do well. Following are the standings after one week of action:

                                           Wins Losses For Against Points

1. Confederation Chargers          1        0    34       0          2

2.Lo-Ellen P. Knights                 1        0    24       2          2

3.Lockerby C. Vikings               1         0    31       7          2

4.St Benedicts S. Bears             1         0    28      10         2

5.St Charles C. Cardinals           0        1     10     28         0

6.Notre Dame C. Alouettes        0        1      2      24         0

7.Lasalle S. Lancers                  0         1      7      31         0

8. Sudbury S. North Stars           0         1     0      34         0

                The first basketball tournament of the year in secondary schools was held on the weekend of September the 15th and 16th at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School . The “Tip Off” tournament saw some eight junior girl’s teams take part from Timmins , North Bay the Sault, North Shore and Greater Sudbury Region. One of this years top junior teams in Sudbury region les Aigles from Ecole Secondaire l’Horizon went undefeated and took the championship game 36-29 over Theriault Secondary from Timmins.Jasmine Roy from l’Horizon with 14 points in the final was named tournament MVP.Other members of the winning squad were : Jasmine Guerin,Tessa Bertrand,Melanie Rivesr,Kaithlyn MacIntyre,Melanie Demers,Pamela Charron,Emilie Mayer,Veronique Beaudrey,Britny Haert and Emilie Labelle.They were coached by Lyne Guerin.

                         For those interested in playing Ladies Competitive Basketball you can join the league which will be in its second year of operation with a much longer season for 2006-07 starting in November to end in May 2007.For more information just email the Commissioner Roger Legendre at er_legendre@sympatico.ca .  

                         In the season opener the Sudbury Junior “A” Wolves, this being their 35 year of existence, put on a disappointing game in front of an almost full house. Following opening game special ceremony to honor a few members, the game got underway against their divisional rivals the Ice Dogs of Mississauga.

                   It followed the same pattern as the 2005 season with two players going to the penalty box within the first two minutes of play. They held on mostly due to some excellent goaltending by Beech. Soon after they scored on a power play and seemed well on their way but then the roof caved in. Following several physical and mental defensive lapses the Ice Dogs scored three quick goals an before the game was seventeen minutes old they were down 5-1.The opposition increased it to7-1 and then 8-2 before winning going away 10-4.It certainly wasn’t the opening the fans, Mike Fooling (coach) and myself were expecting. Let us hope this is not what we are in for this season.

                  For those Secondary Schools interested, the first major basketball tournament of the 2006-07 season goes the weekend of October 26th and 27th .It will be the third annual “Junior/Senior Girls Air Time “tournament. Charlie Katter and I are the co-conveners. The tournament will be played out of five sites: Confederation Secondary School , Bishop Alexander Secondary School , Ecole secondaire l’Horizon, Notre Dame College and St Charles College . The entry fee is $225, 00 per team. Already several teams from out of town and in the Greater Sudbury Region have committed. The deadline for entry is October the 13th.For further information please contact the following people:

   Roger Legendre    969-7268 or 691-7268 or


   Charlie Ketter     897-6579 or 561-6579 or


             Have a nice week! Take a walk on these beautiful autumn evenings and bread in that wonderful fresh air.


Helene Belzile Wins Trip To Cuba In Valley East Lions' Charity Days Contest

Valley East Lions' Charity Days
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.

Helene Belzile was the eventual winner of the Trip To Cuba when she held the winning combination during the Saturday evening dance held at Centennial Arena on September 9, 2006. Helene obtained her winning combination from Be-You-Tiful-You and opened the lock at ECO Water. 

The Patio Set winner was Claude Berthiaume.

Blood Donor Clinics Held At Knights of Columbus Hall Every Month
Michelle 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 following dates: 

October 18
November 15
December 21
January 17, 2007
February 21, 2007
March 21, 2007

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle at:
Phone: (705)688-7347
Toll free:  (800) 263-3733
email: michelle.blais@bloodservices.ca
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. 

First 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!
Bernie & 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.
FANTASTIC FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ; open late until 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. 
   We also invite you to take a virtual tour of FANTASTIC FLOORS on their web site at  www.fantasticfloors.ca 

2914 Hwy 69 North, Val Caron
In the
Valley Bingo Plaza



The Greater Sudbury Public Library is pleased to present Saturday Family Story Time.

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 disappointment...

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


Marymount College/Academy’s  50th  Anniversary Reunion

Calling all former & present students & teachers …Spouses & friends welcome also…

Sat. Oct. 14th /06 --  11am-2pm: Open House - Marymount Academy

       6pm: Reception &  6:30pm: Dinner at  Howard Johnson Hotel (Brady St.)

      (Seating for 300 only!)

Sun. Oct. 15th/06 --  10:00am: Mass at Marymount

      11:00am: Light Brunch

Tickets: $50./person   Register online at: www.marymount.scdsb.edu.on.ca/reunion.html

Or pick up forms at St. Patrick’s Church (in main entrance at Youth Bulletin Board) 39 Walford Rd.;

Christ the King Church or Vicki Dee’s (Forms can be dropped off at all Sudbury Catholic Churches)

Mail cheque payable to Marymount Academy 165 D’Youville Ave. Sudbury, ON P3C 5E7

Final Registration Deadline: August 20th/2006



Esther 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 p.m.

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!



TAG! You’re it!

The Greater Sudbury Public Library is looking for teens in grades 7 to 12, who will meet monthly, to join the library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG).

Reasons to consider joining...

1. Look good on college resume

2. Earn Community Service hours

3. Suggest materials for the library

4. Meet new people

5. There’s always food at meetings

6. It’s fun!

You have the choice of two groups:

Valley East Public Library

4100 Elmview Drive, Hanmer

first Wednesday of the month

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Main Public Library

74 MacKenzie Street, Sudbury

last Wednesday of the month

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

If you are interested, please call Ginette Mallette at 

673-1155, extension 205.

Join us for the next meeting.

For more information, please contact:

Ginette Mallette, Children and Teens Programmer

Greater Sudbury Public Library, 673-1155, extension 205







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Fantastic Floors

Ron Gladu Photos
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