Secondary School Football Program Looking Forward To A
Brandon Dougan, on the right, is heading into his second year
as Head Coach of the Confederation Secondary School Chargers
football team with a great deal of optimism about the club and
the future of the sport in general. Above he is shown with one of his
community assistant coaches, Pastor Steven Gudrie of the
Valley Pentecostal Church in Hanmer. Pastor Steve is in
charge of the line, a position he himself played during his
younger years. Brandon has several other assistant coaches
helping him mold the team, including Steven's son, Curtis
is Youth Pastor at Valley Pentecostal.
Confederation is beginning its 5th year in the 8-team league,
and to its credit, already holds one City Championship which
was captured during its 2nd year of operation. The players
were in training during the week prior to school opening,
going through twice-a-day workouts to get back into shape for
the North-South exhibition game which will be played this
Friday night, September 8, at Queen's Athletic Field in
The six-game schedule doesn't leave much time to play yourself
into shape, so each game must be considered a must-win for the
club. The North-South contest is the only exhibition game for
the club. On that night six of the eight teams will be in action,
each competing in a game equivalent to one-half. Confederation
will start things off at 4:00 p.m. with a game against St.
"Everybody who comes out to practice will make the
team," explained Dougan, who plays as a receiver with the
Sudbury Spartans during the summer. "The coaching staff
is prepared to work with each of the boys to develop their
playing skills and help them enjoy the game. We all have a
background in football and truly believe in the benefits of
being part of a football team."
Dougan also coaches in the Joe MacDonald Football League
and is committed to putting something back into the game he
loved as a young kid. "I remember playing for the Paris
Street Blues in high school under Sid Forester. He helped me
go on to a University career with the St. Mary's Huskies. I
love the game and I saw what it did to help me accomplish my
goals. Now as a teacher, I can look forward to working with
young people all my life."
The Confederation Secondary School Chargers play their first home game of
the season on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 1:30 in the afternoon at
Confederation. Their opponent will be the Secondary School North Stars. It
is a special school spirit game where students will be allowed to take
time off class to come out and cheer on their team. The general public is
also invited to come out and watch high school football being played on
"the best football field in the district" according to Head
Coach, Brandon Dougan. This year Confederation has four home games during
the regular season. When he is not on the field, Brandon Dougan teaches Special
Education at Confederation.
Dougan has played for the Sudbury Spartans for the past ten years and
is recognized as one of the most effective offensive players in the
league. In fact he was named to the NFC All-Star squad thanks to his 2006
season which saw him catch 22 passes for 440 yards, placing him second
overall in the league. He scored four touchdowns.
Dougan will be on the field when the NFC All-Star Game comes to Queen's
Athletic Field on Saturday, September 9, 2006.
The complete schedule for the 2006 season for Confederation is as
Friday, September 15
1:30 p.m. at Confederation against Sudbury Secondary
Friday, September 22
7:00 p.m. at Queen's Athletic Field against Lasalle
Friday, September 29
7:00 p.m. at Queen's Athletic Field against St.
Wednesday, October 4
3:30 p.m. at Confederation against Loellen
Friday, October 13
3:30 p.m. at Confederation against Notre Dame
Wednesday, October 18
3:30 p.m. at Confederation against Lockerby
October 25 to 28
The teams will be divided into two divisions for the
playoffs with the top four in one division and the bottom four in
another. Semi-Finals will be played between October 25 and 28 with
the winners advancing to the finals of their respective divisions.
Friday, November 3
The two final games will be played at Queen's Athletic
Field with the bottom four division meeting at 4:00 p.m. and the
City Championship Game at 7:00 p.m.
Roy St. Jacques
Continues To Collect Pop Cans In Support Of Special Olympics Bowling
Suzanne McCarthy Wins Over $1500 In
Gift Certificates As Grand Prize Winner For August
Valley East Lions Club
Selling Tickets On 2006 Pontiac Wave To Raise Funds For
Our Children / Our Future Raising
Funds By Selling Tickets To Councillors' Breakfast at Valley East
Lions Charity Days
Skating Club Returns For Another Registration Session at The Hanmer
Valley Shopping Centre on September 15 and 16
OPEN INVITATION TO GIRLS NIGHT
GREATER SUDBURY COMPETITIVE
LADIES BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Azilda Dog House Sports Bar Relics Lose In
SPAGHETTI SUPPER DINNER TICKETS
FOR VALLEY EAST LIONS CHARITY DAYS NOW AVAILABLE FROM CONFEDERATION
SECONDARY SCHOOL GROUP
The Confederation Secondary School
French Immersion Educational Tour group is now selling tickets to
the Spaghetti Supper which will be one of the highlights of the Valley East
Lions Charity Days being held at the Centennial Arena in Hanmer on
Saturday, September 9, 2006. Tickets are only $6.00 each. For this
you get a full plate of spaghetti, salad, a bun and coffee.
Companies, businesses and organizations are encouraged to consider
purchasing a whole table of eight seats for only $48.00. The food
for the Spaghetti Dinner is being provided by Desjardins' Food
Basics so that the entire proceeds of the event will go to help the
If you are
interested in purchasing tickets to support the Confederation
Secondary School French Immersion Educational Tour, you can contact
Gisele McCue at 969-3996.
In the above photo, Gisele is shown putting the final touches to the
display table at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on September 2.
Two of the students who will be going on the trip next March were on
hand for the day selling tickets. The students, Chris Burns on the
left and Ian Henri on the right, are both going into Grade 11 this
year. They are looking forward to the trip which will take them to
France and Italy during the March Break.
Other fund-raising activities will be held during
the year so that the students can earn money to pay for the trip,
but more importantly so that they can develop communication and
employability skills which will benefit them in their quest to
become prepared for a career after they complete their formal
The playoffs began on
September 1, 2006.
Some of the action during opening night were
captured on camera below.
Our playoff information is being provided by
Brian Beaupre who has been providing us with up to date
standings all during the season.
Check out the standings by clicking on the link
below to open up a WORD document which will
contain the latest standings, courtesy of Brian Beaupre.
Brian's efforts in providing us with this important service and will
keep you up to date with the latest playoff scores. It
should be an exciting race in all of the four playoff
divisions as the teams this year are extremely competitive
within their own groups.
Bobby Brunet, 1st Base with Auto Tech, gives
the ball a good ride during playoff action on September 1.
Auto Tech is playing King Sportswear in one of the best of
three "C" Division semi-final series.
The Auto Tech players, are all into the game as the score
remained close until the late innings. Above, they watch
Mud Murdock, below demonstrates that he still has speed on
the base-paths and motors on to score another important run
for the team that helped them take Game One.
Ryan Kirwan, below, gets a jump on a fly ball during the latter stages of the game when defense was
crucial in order to secure the win.
You can catch all of the playoff action at the Centennial
Ball Fields every Tuesday and Thursday night as the playoffs
continue to the middle of September. Spectators are always
welcome to the playoffs where you will spend a couple of
hours of friendly conversation with your neighbours and
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.
Check Out The
Picks of the Month For September At Masciangelo Motors - Great
Deals Can Be Found Throughout The Entire Lot
of the most popular features of the Masciangelo
Motors web site has been the Pick of the Month section.
Each month, Ron, Jeff, Tim and Jen select one vehicle they have on the
lot that they feel is one of the best on the lot.
According to Jeff, "It seems as if a lot of people go to that part
of the web site because once we list a vehicle as a Pick of the Month, it is
usually sold before the end of that month."
If you would like to check out the picks for September, simply follow
this link: Pick
of the Month
Ron & Jeff continue to search out the auctions, both in person and
on-line to bring in the best deals possible. This means that many vehicles
are on and off the lot before you know it, so many people in the market
for pre-owned vehicles have developed the habit of dropping in for a look
on a regular basis.
You can still discuss the type of car or truck you would like to
purchase and have Ron & Jeff search out the continent for exactly what
you are looking for. The "Pick of the Month" section on their
web site also gives you an excellent overview of the kinds of vehicles you
can find on the lot.
If you want a
close up look at the latest on the lot, just drop in and see Ron, Jeff, Tim or Jennifer. Better
yet, go the link below and take a tour right from your computer.
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