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Sports in short: March 16 - Belleville Intelligencer

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Game 2 Sunday at 1 p.m. at Community Gardens.PEEWEE CENTRE HASTINGS GRIZZLIESThe McConnell Funeral Home peewee Centre Hastings Grizzlies claimed their regional minor hockey playoff championship in marathon fashion, defeating the Campbellford Colts 6-5 in double overtime in the deciding game.Tied 5-5 after three periods, Grizzlies got the winning goal from Sam Fluke in double O.T. with the teams reduced to playing 3-on-3. Carson Van Allen and Samuel Gale assisted. Fluke finished the game with four goals.Earlier Centre Hastings scoring was: Evan Yeo from Van Allen and Gale; Fluke from Nate Dorie; Fluke, unassisted; Van Allen from Yeo and Fluke; Fluke from Carter Wright.Grizzlies wrapped up their season with an exhibition home-and-home series with Millbrook, losing 9-3 and 5-3. CH combined scoring was: Fluke from Aaron McMaster and Jacob Heard; Heard from Van Allen; Fluke (2) from Owen Meraw-Gilbey and Heard; Wright from Nolan Arseneault and Gale; Ryland Harvey from Fluke; McMaster from Heard; Fluke (2) from Gale and Arseneault.The team is planning a post-season awards banquet for next month, TBA.TWEED JUVENILE HAWKSAfter eliminating the South Bruce Blades in the OMHA semi-finals, the Tweed Hawks open a best-of-five/six-point series provincial CC juvenile championship series this weekend against the Cayuga Stars. Game 1 is tonight at 8:30 p.m. in Tweed.Hawks ousted South Bruce 3-0 in the best-of-three provincial semi-finals, but needed an O.T. goal on a strong individual effort by Jake Yohn to win Game 3 by a 2-1 margin on home ice. Tyrel McQuaigg was cited for a solid game in net for Tweed.ON DECK: OMHA CC-C juvenile championship — Game 1 tonight at Tweed, 8:30 p.m.; Games 2 and 3 Saturday and Sunday at Cayuga at 5 p.m.; Game 4 (if necessary) Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. at Tweed; Game 5 (if necessary) Sunday, March 25 at 1 p.m. at Cayuga; Game 6 (if necessary) Thursday, March 29 at 8:30 p.m. at Tweed.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2018/03/16/sports-in-short-march-16

John Heyman, Distinguished Financier and Producer, Dies at 84 - Variety

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Home Alone” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Fox), “Victor/Victoria” and “Trail of the Pink Panther” (MGM), “Black Rain,” “Chinatown,” “Grease,” “Heaven Can Wait,” “Looking for Mr. Goodbar,” “Marathon Man,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” (Paramount), “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes” (Warner Bros.) and “The Man Who Would Be King” (Allied Artists).Heyman’s International Artists Agency, at the time the largest independent artists’ agency outside the U.S., repped top talent including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, but in 1961 IAA launched the subsidiary World Film Sales, which ushered in a hugely important innovation for the movie industry when it became the first company to pre-sell and license films territory by territory.Heyman pioneered structured financing in 1962 because, while vehicles for Elizabeth Taylor were easy to set up, he needed money for films that would feature working actors like Trevor Howard and Jack Hawkins.World Film Sales was sold to ITC in 1973. Eventually Heyman built up what would be called the World Group of Companies Limited, through which, over the span of more than four decades, he served as producer, co-producer, packager, co-financier, and/or distributor of numerous films that have grossed a total of more than $7 billion.He also financed or produced plays, including the longest-running “Hamlet” in Broadway starring Richard Burton and directed by John Gielgud. That production was adapted for film and became the first feature Heyman produced in 1964.The films packaged, financed or produced by World Group received more than 180 Academy Award nominations and 26 Oscars.World Productions in London became the largest independent producer of television drama in the U.K. and the only company to have had programs airing on all five U.K. terrestrial channels in one year.Heyman produced some 15 films, including “The Go-Between” and “The Hireling,” which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 1971 and 1973, respectively. The former, directed by Joseph Losey from a clever screen...
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/john-heyman-dead-dies-producer-1202460783/

Explore: Easter fun around town, Fletcher's Challenge, Repair Café - Times Colonist

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Canada, east to west, to raise money to fight cancer, after losing a leg to the disease. Running on his prosthetic leg, he covered 26 miles a day in what he called the Marathon of Hope. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ont., after the disease returned, forcing him to quit. Within a year, he was dead at 22. But what made his run such an act of heroism? Why does Terry continue to speak to C...
http://www.timescolonist.com/explore-easter-fun-around-town-fletcher-s-challenge-repair-caf%25C3%25A9-1.15141048

Florence: Spadina's maples say goodbye - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II down Spadina.We’ve been here for parades and funeral processions, for the city marathon, for a caravan of American tourists in Airstream trailers. Those folks have Gold Card membership in polished aluminum.We were here when there was only one house on the whole block.We thought Spadina would always be our place. Nope. Time’s up. We’re hitting the road.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
http://thestarphoenix.com/life/bridges/florence-spadinas-maples-say-goodbye

Obituaries: Bowlby; Gemmell; Lowe; Massullo; Meraw; Pence; Picken - Powell River Peak

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Canada.” Visit her display: BC Place, Gate A, Vancouver, BC. YMCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award, category: health, wellness and active living, 2012. Wrote a memoir entitled Marathon Swimmer (Maple Ridge: Waite Publishing, 2004). Ann also made a splash on the small screen when she became a technical advisor on the CBC TV series The Beachcombers. She served as the double for actress Juliet Randall in the show's swim scenes. From 1940 to 1982, Ann co-trained field-trial dogs with her husband (Joseph Thomas Meraw), who was renowned for training championship dogs. Predeceased family members: President Ulysses S. Grant (great uncle, mother’s side), Joe (husband), William (father), Phobie (mother), John Grant (Jack, brother), Norma Marie (Pat, sister), Delores, Thelma, Marcia, Kay and Jean Earl (cousins) and William (Bill, grandson). Surviving family members: Kathy and Kathy (nieces), Larry and Don (nephews), Christine and Mike (grandchildren). Mike writes, “Grandma you were my dancing and drinking buddy! We have some unfinished partying to do with John Bao in Vegas (look for us at one of your previous haunts: The CatHouse, Luxor Hotel next month). Birgit sends you a BIG HUG also. We love you! Vegas won’t be the same without you.” Prayer, funeral service, burial: To be held at 10:30 am and 12 pm respectively on Friday, March 24, at St. Luke’s Church, 20285 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge. Ann will be buried in Maple Ridge Cemetery, next to her husband Joe, later that day at approximately 2 pm.Wally PenceSeptember 15, 1942 – March 18, 2017 A legendary man who would light up any room with his big personality, laughter and jokes, Wally’s adventurous spirit meant he lived life to the fullest. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sandy; friend and first wife, Carol; daughters Cindy (Les) and Carma (Ray); sons Brett (Jane) and Matt (Pam); stepdaughters Michelle (Andy) and Wendy (Jerry); and stepson Doug (Kristi). Wally will also be lovingly remembered by 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister Lee (Keith); many nieces and nephews; stepmother Mary; and countless friends. He was predeceased by parents Don and Harriet; brother Roy; and granddaughter Cassidy. Wally’s zest for life included sports: curling, baseball and skiing, and an enthusiasm for hunting, which started young and turned to a passion for trapshooting. A c...
http://www.prpeak.com/archived-obituaries/obituaries-bowlby-gemmell-lowe-massullo-meraw-pence-picken-1.12731599

'They lost their goalie': Don Mills Flyers pay tribute to murder victim Roy Pejcinovski in emotional return to the ice - Toronto Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Flyers and Marlboros.  (Vince Talotta / Toronto Star)Pejcinovski was a promising prospect in next year’s Ontario Hockey League draft. “We remember him as a teammate and friend,” West said, urging the boys to “sit together, support each other, and keep playing the game.” And they did, but with a twist. The two teams tossed their sticks into pile at centre ice — with no discernible divide between Flyers and Marlboros. Players picked sticks at random, shuffling them like a deck of cards into two new teams.They then peeled their rival jerseys and put on new ones, black or white with a capital “R,” for Roy, in burgundy. The colour in the boys’ socks — orange and black for the Flye...

Appeal ends, nearly $6000 raised - Sault Star

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hunter Chamberlain and their son, Bentley, died last Tuesday. Their SUV, northbound on Highway 69 near Parry Sound, crossed the centre line and collided with a transport. The SUV caught fire. Ontario Provincial Police have not released the names of the deceased pending identification by Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences. Whitehead's best friend, Rebecca Chapman, launched a GoFundMe appeal (https://www.gofundme.com/help-support-jodey-whitehead) on Friday to help Victoria's mother, Jodey Whitehead, pay for funeral costs. Her goal was $2,000. That target was exceeded by more than 50 per cent within 24 hours with $3,186 donated by 66 contributors by 10 a.m Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, the tally grew to $5,980 from 136 donors. In an update, Chapman thanked donors and said the appeal was finished. “As per request by the family, I will be closing donations and taking the funds to them,” she said. “They decided that this is an overwhelming, but very appreciated amount of support, and that they would like me to close the fund as we have reached nearly $6,000.”Many donors offered their condolences about the trio's death. “My heart goes out to anyone impacted by this tragedy,” said Danielle Heatley. “I can't imagine the pain of losing a child and grandchild,” said MaryClaire Wood in a post. “I pray you find the strength to deal with this terrible loss.“Thanks to everyone for their generosity,” said Jonathan White...
http://www.saultstar.com/2018/02/11/funeral-cost-appeal-tops-goal

Brockville area joins in mourning - Brockville Recorder and Times

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Humboldt later this week. https://t.co/DvpAsm2Ybw#HumboldtStrong#PutYourStickOut#XBRpic.twitter.com/h2EyHhQjrj — City of Brockville (@BrockvilleON) April 9, 2018Organizations across Ontario were paying tribute to the victims of last week’s fatal bus crash.The bus carrying the junior hockey team to a playoff game collided with a semi truck in northeast Saskatchewan on Friday, killing 15 people and leaving 14 others injured.The fatalities included 10 young teammates, ranging in age from 15 to 21, and five team personnel. Like many people across the country, the Wilsons placed a hockey stick on their porch in what has become a universal tribute to the lost players.The book of condolences is the product of city staff’s collaboration with Brockville’s Irvine Funeral Home.The tragedy also hit close to home for Mike Galbraith, a funeral director at Irvine who helped coordinate the book of condolences.“As a hockey dad, as a parent, as a funeral director, I can appreciate the chaos that’s going on,” he said.“Sometimes, people need an outlet.”Signing a book of condolences is a small way of confronting the powerlessness one feels in the wake of such a tragedy, said Galbraith.“This one’s kind of near and dear to the heart,” he added.“If I had the means and the time, I would fly out there today on a plane and help them out.”The Brockville Braves plan on contributing one dollar from every ticket sold to Tuesday’s Game at the Memorial Centre to a crowdsourcing fund for the victims. Galbraith said another version of the book of condolences will be set up at the arena ahead of that game.“It will all be added to one and sent off at the end of the week,” he added.Some 30 people had signed the city hall book as of mid-afternoon Monday, as word of the tribute began slowly to spread.Some of the people signing came from out of town, including Prescott, Mallorytown, Delta and Kingston.All of the local signatures and messages will be conveyed to Humboldt city hall.Elsewhere locally, organizers of the Brockville Winter Classic Weekend used their Facebook account to post tributes to the Broncos and a link to the crowdsourcing page.Brockville Mayor David Henderson said the scope of the tragedy extends beyond the world of hockey.“I think it wa...
http://www.recorder.ca/2018/04/09/brockville-area-joins-in-mourning