*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish again until Sept. 17
NEXT AYLMER BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
Next Blood Donor Clinic in Aylmer -Thurs, Sept. 13: 2:30-7:30 at the EEC Complex.
SOUTHWEST SOCCER PLAYOFFS
-Thursday in Shedden – Aylmer FC 3 Shedden 0 (Pryce 2, Coehlo 1)…Aylmer wins the two games-total goals semifinal by 6-1…Firstplace West Lorne won the other semifinal by defeating London RayJames 8-1 and by forfeit…Finals tba.
EAST ELGIN HORSESHOE CLUB
(From Theresa Klachan of the EEC Complex)
-Kaitlyn Pond is in her 6th year with our Junior Club and this year she took over 1st place with the highest average of all Junior Girls in Ontario – 46.35%. Kaitlyn came in 1st in Ontario Singles ‘A’ Division, 2nd in Ontario Doubles with her sister Stacey, 4th place in the World Tournament in Knoxville Tennessee ‘A’ Division Junior Girls and is our most improved Junior Girl in 2012 with a gain of 7.90%.
Kyle Luyt came in 1st in Ontario Singles Junior ‘A’ Division in Belleville this year, with a high game of 55% and an average of 33.16%, a gain of 19.77%. Kyle is our Most Improved Junior Boy of 2012.
Sarah Nooren is our only Pee Wee this year and played only on our home pits and is also the youngest horseshoe player. She showed good improvement with a year end average of 6.66% up from .97% last year, a gain of 5.69%.
Kyle Luyt & Justin Luyt took 1st place in the Ontario Doubles Junior ‘A’ Division.
Verne Melville earned the Ted Dickhout Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Player for 2012, presented by Vera Dickhout.
AYLMER SPITFIRES OUTLOOK
(Contributed by Charlie Roloson of the Spitfires Executive)
“The Spitfires could have up to 14 Vets coming back but that number could change depending on some players at Jr B camps and the possibility of losing some to work and school commitments.
The Jr D teams have been approved to make the move to Jr C for this season. They will be continuing to play in their regular Jr D leagues and the winner of that league will be moving on to play for the OHA Jr C Championship. Next year the Jr D&C teams will be realigned into new leagues and play each other in the regular season. Each Jr D team will be playing a home & away game with a Jr C team this year. In Aylmer’s case we will be playing a home and away game with Lambeth.
Our most experienced players this year will be Scott Mugford & Rhys Thornton from St Thomas and Aylmerites Mitch Roloson, Todd Laurindo and Scott Walker who will all have 3 or more years experience. Also from Aylmer returning is Clint Walker on forward and Greg Acheson in net. We are wishing Cody Underhill luck at his Jr B tryouts but if they don’t work out for him we will happily be accepting him back as a dominant forward for our lineup this year. Our home opener for our 10th Season will be Sept 15.
STRAFFORDVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL STARTUP
(Contributed by second-year Principal Charlotte Wall)
1-Any physical changes over the summer – We’ve put in a new sitting garden in the back, thanks to a METRO green apple grant! The kids worked with DeVIDA Gardens (and owner Ben Penner) to build a beautiful “Rams Repose” area which the students can enjoy this fall.
2-Staff changes – New teachers are - Matthew Vanderheide (music); Nicholas Wilson (gr. 8). Ryan Ewaskiw is our new VP. He has set us up a Twitter account, so check out our website at http://www.tvdsb.ca/Straffordville.cfm for full details….
3-Any major events planned for September ? -Our first assembly of the year is planned for Sept. 28, where the principal will be kissing a frog! .
A READER WRITES:
“Is the petitioner (re-Petition at Aylmer Council this Tuesday) Councillor Vandermeersch’s wife? Is the Councillor going to say he had no knowledge of this petition, I hope he didn’t sign it. I know politicians are always saying they don’t discuss any topics with their partners.” (Dave Ward, Aylmer)
SUMMERS CORNERS SCHOOL STARTUP
(Information from Don Naylor, in his 3rd year as Principal at Summers Corners)
1-Physical Changes – Our Early Years rooms have been refurbished for the launching of our Full Day Kindergarten programs. We have three FDK classes each with a teacher and an early childhood educator.
2-Staff Changes - In June we said goodbye to Ms. Deb Woods who retired after many years at Summers’ Corners. Ms. Leack is now teaching at Lockes PS in St. Thomas and Mr. Auckland was transferred to Algonquin Public School in Woodstock. Our new Vice Principal is Mr. Nowell who comes to us from C.C. Carrothers in London.
3- Program Changes – Full Day Kindergarten.
4- Major event in September – Open House and Meet the Teacher Night on September 20 from 6-7:30 pm