Annual Sturgeon Point Shinny

Once again, it is that time of year where hockey players of all shapes and sizes, come together to strap on the skates, tape the sticks, and skate like the wind.

For those of you who haven’t participated before, we use 3/4’s of the rink for shinny and 1/4 for recreational skaters, little ones and UN observers. We play 5 minute periods split between younger skaters (roughly 12 and under) and the rest of the motley crew. This keep the little ones out of harms way and the old guys get a break every five minutes to catch their breath.

Here are the details, please share them with anyone you think that might be interested in joining in the fun and games.

The times are as follows:

Tuesday Dec 28: 2-4 PM
Wednesday Dec 29:  2:30-4:30 PM
Thursday Dec 30: 3-5 PM.

Located at the Fenelon Falls Arena.

This a great deal, just $20 for families $10 for singles / day.

Having seen the pace of play in years gone by, I recommend the use helmets for one and all. Trust me you won’t be the only one out there sporting protection.

See you on the ice.

Special thanks goes out to Larry Thomas who has been instrumental in the organization of this fun event each year.

December Newsletter now online

The most recent SPA newsletter has been sent out by both email and by post. As usual you can access it as well as past newsletters, on the SPA page of this web site. If you’d like to read the December newsletter right now, click here

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The new Village Sign installation complete

Refurbished Sturgeon Point Village Sign

The frame supporting the village sign at the entrance to Sturgeon Point has been replaced. The old wooden frame was barely standing, although the sign itself remained in good condition.  A new steel frame was fabricated and installed by Cottrell & Krell, a local metal working and mechanical shop. The frame includes an additional mounting feature below the main sign, providing more opportunities for signage in the future. The original painted sign was freshened up by John Lyon, the artist who created the sign many years ago.

You might notice that the sign has a little more visibility than it did before. This is because the sign now stands a little higher off of the ground, and the area around the sign has been cleaned up too. As a final touch, one thoughtful neighbour has added some holiday decorations to the sign – thank you Maureen!

A significant part of the funding for this project was provided through a matching grant from the CoKL’s  Community Partnership and Development Fund.