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Great Weather, Great Turnout at the Summerstown Trails

The 5th Annual Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race was held on Saturday, February 10, under ideal conditions. The -7 temperature was just perfect and the few flakes of wet snow that fell early in the morning didn’t create any problems for the runners. more

L’Heritage Junior Girls Crowned EOSSA Champions.

L’Heritage Junior Girls Crowned EOSSA Champions.

L’Héritage’s junior girls volley-ball team is once again Division A SDG Champs, and EOSSA Champions. The team had a perfect league season with a record of 22-0 and a season record of 33-1. They will head to EOSSAA February 21st in Russell. The team won both SDG and EOSSAA championships last year. more

Tony Luis Holds Boxing Camp for Akwesasne.

Tony Luis Holds Boxing Camp for Akwesasne.

American lightweight boxing champ Tony Luis, born and raised in Cornwall is no stranger to getting involved and putting back into the community. In the past Tony has visited local schools, and has appeared at various events. Tony recently ran a six week boxing program for the youth of Akwesasne called “Empower Your Inner Warrior”. The program ran for 2 hours every Wednesday evening from early January to mid- February focusing on fitness and self - empowerment. In addition to the boxing training, each week a different guest speaker covered topics such as nutrition, self-care, and drug prevention. On the final night Tony shared his own personal story and some of the struggles that he encountered at their age as he developed his boxing career. more

Laura Grant Talks Multisport.

Laura Grant Talks Multisport.

Local athlete Laura Grant is not only active in the fitness community here in Cornwall, but she’s also an elementary school teacher at Sacred Heart Elementary School, and the mother of four children, three boys and a girl, who are also very involved in athletics.

Grant is a Crossfit enthusiast at Crossfit Cornwall where she attends daily, plays soccer, exercises daily, and runs daily. She is also a member of the Cornwall Multisport Club.

Grant has been active and interested in athletics long before joining the Cornwall Multisport Club. S he was a figure skater for ten years, and took part in all sports she could get involved with while she was in high school.

“I joined the Cornwall Multisport Club in December 2017. Actually, I signed my entire family up as we all love to run,” shares Grant. “I would love to see my children run competitively as well. I initially joined CMC so I could have a group of individuals to run with and motivate me to get out there and run longer distances and a run a faster 5K.” more

Mark Baker: A Passion for Fishing.

Mark Baker: A Passion for Fishing

Fifty-five-year-old Mark Baker was born in Cornwall and has lived in the area his whole life. He’s lived on the shores of Lake St. Francis (St. Lawrence River) in Summerstown, just east of Cornwall since 2004. Baker is self-employed, and the owner of The Squire Shop, a men’s and ladies’ wear store that his dad started back in 1968, which means that 2018 is the shop’s 50th year in business.

Baker has been a local fisherman for as long as he can remember.

“I always fished as a kid with the family on the shores of the Raisin River in the spring, growing up, but after I bought my first used fishing boat, Marc Clouthier was a huge influence on me and taught me a lot,” says Baker of his fishing experience.

His earliest fishing memory is fishing for catfish with his dad, brothers, and cousins along the shores of the Raisin River, early in the spring with long bamboo poles and a fire roaring in the background. more

Gliding Through Countryside Adventures’ New Skating Trail.

Skates, Skills, and Spins with Alessia MacDonald

At seven years old, Alessia MacDonald skated her way to a Skate Canada video shoot in Toronto. Skate Canada recruited Alessia to demonstrate the element standards for the CanSkate program’s stages five and six.

CanSkate is the learn-to-skate program for beginners. When Alessia started skating two years ago with Skate Cornwall, she was in the CanSkate program. Now, she is part of the StarSkate program which is focused on figure skating.

On Jan. 4, Alessia and her family travelled to Toronto for the video shoot at the Skate Canada Toronto National Performance Centre. Soon the videos will be posted to Skate Canada’s Skater Development Video Library online as a training tool for skaters, coaches, and officials. more

Swimming with the Cornwall Sea Lions Swim Club.

Swimming with the Cornwall Sea Lions Swim Club

Lydia Kilger, 11, and Rori Campbell, 13, represented the Cornwall Sea Lions Swim Club at the Swim Ontario Winter Festivals in February. Lydia came away with fourth place in the 50m freestyle and personal bests, while Rori finished with bronze in 400m freestyle, fourth in 400m individual medley, and personal bests.

“Festivals is a provincial qualifying meet where the top approximately 30 swimmers in the province ages By Victoria Klassen 13 and under compete,” explained Sheilagh McNeil, head coach of the swim club. Festivals are held twice a year, and both Lydia and Rori have competed at them since they were 10 years old. One of Rori’s goals is to make a new friend at every competition she attends. more

Ontario Hockey Academy Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence.

Ontario Hockey Academy Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

The Ontario Hockey Academy is celebrating 10 years of combining quality education with world class athletic program.

Home base for the Academy is a new renovated campus on Vincent Massey that includes 26 dormstyle rooms, cafeteria, and a hockey specific office training facility.

OHA teams practise at the Benson Centre and the Civic Complex, in order to prepare for an extensive game schedule that provides athletes with exposure to a number of scouting opportunities. more

Local Hockey Star Pete Piquette by Ellery Maloney

Local Hockey Star Pete Piquette

Ellery Maloney, recently spoke with Sports Energy News to remember his friend Pete Piquette. Piquette was a local hockey goaltender in the 1940’s and 50’s who saw great success in his hockey career, landing him a spot in the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame. Maloney says he’s known Pete and his wife Betty for most of his life.

“We both played hockey, we were both goaltenders on separate teams. We’ve been such close friends since our early teens,” says Maloney. “We were in each other’s wedding parties as well.”

Pete Piquette was an exceptional good goaltender and he started his junior hockey with the Cornwall Community Sports Club. Piquette was soon called to play with the Oshawa Generals Jr. A team in the OHA, (Currently OHL). Maloney recalls one of the highlights of Piquette’s time with the Generals was his encounter with George Armstrong, an All-Star player with the Toronto Maple Leafs. more

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