Volume 4 Number 2

Volume 4, Number 2 – June 16, 2010

Inside: South Huron music department goes to Ottawa and comes home with percussion gold; plus, pictures from the SHDHS prom.

  • South Huron’s sounds of success
    School bands bring home gold, two silvers, and big awards from MusicFest Canada Story and photos by Casey Lessard They’re the best percussion ensemble in Canada, and they’re right here in our backyard. Led by music director Isaac Moore and coach Dave Robilliard, South Huron District High School’s percussionists won the Zildjian Outstanding Percussion Section Award at ...
  • Percussion powerhouse
    SHDHS, Jon Gill named best in Canada Jon Gill (right) of Grand Bend is a member of the 2010 Zildjian Outstanding Percussion Ensemble of the year (below), and winner of the Zildjian Outstanding Percussionist Award. As told to Casey Lessard Photos by Casey Lessard When we won in 2008, it was the first time in six or seven ...
  • Canadian icon stars in Paul Ciufo murder-mystery at Blyth
    A Killing Snow runs June 23 to August 13 and features Patricia Hamilton of Green Gables fame Patricia Hamilton is a Canadian icon best known as Rachel Lynde in Anne of Green Gables and Road to Avonlea. A long-time stage performer at Shaw Festival and other theatres, she makes her Blyth Festival debut in Grand Bend ...
  • You will fall in love with Sweet Charity
    If Thursday’s opener is any indication, Sweet Charity is sure to please crowds at the Huron Country Playhouse. Starring Stratford legend Cynthia Dale as hopeless-in-love dancer-for-hire Charity Hope Valentine, the cast is rounded out by a line of women whose talent bursts from their barely-there costumes. Their necessary sex appeal is only effective because they ...
  • Country Legends coming to Playhouse
    Drayton Entertainment continues its tradition of tributes to popular music, this season bringing Country Legends to life at the Huron Country Playhouse. The Alex Mustakas show sold out last year in Penetanguishene, bringing a fusion of classic country, gospel and bluegrass music, dance and comedy to the Grand Bend stage. Among the highlights are songs ...
  • Order your Mt. Carmel 150th dinner tickets now
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel church celebrates 150 years as a parish July 18 with a mass, music, games, and a barbecue chicken dinner. Anyone interested in attending the 5 p.m. dinner must buy their tickets before July 4, the caterer’s deadline for attendance numbers. You can do so by contacting Judy Steeper (519-294-6639), Fran ...
  • Letters to the editor – June 16, 2010
    To the editor, I cannot believe all the fuss about the proposed beach volleyball. In 2001, the Canada Games committee held their beach volleyball tournaments here in Grand Bend. Everyone enjoyed these games and they were a huge success, with great results and participation by many volunteers and spectators. We believe that beach volleyball can be held ...
  • How to start a new life
    Advice from Mom By Rita Lessard The most popular month for people to get married is June. I suppose people figure if April showers bring May flowers, then June will bring good weather that is neither too hot nor too cold. This is a good time to start a new life with someone you love. It has been ...
  • How it all began
    Keeping the Peace By Tom Lessard, C.D. It was early November 1953 when my fellow apprentice soldiers and I arrived in Montreal by train. It seemed to us a huge city. We were staying at the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps on Hochelaga Street, and after debarking from the bus, we were taken to the administration building to ...
  • We are all to blame for this
    Alternative View By Lance Crossley Last month, I took a mid-year review of how I was faring with my 2010 prediction that states would face serious insolvency issues. We found evidence that this is indeed happening in the form of the Greek debt crisis as well as a number of other Euro nations that are dancing with ...
  • You should put a saddle on that thing
    Fido… Come… Sit By Yvonne Passmore Yes, I have a Great Dane and you don’t know how often I’ve heard that line. Great Danes can stop traffic quicker than a beautiful woman. Officially, he’s the height of a miniature horse. I could put a saddle on that thing. When I walk Zuma, I hear the usual references ...
  • Carnival for a cure
    South Huron District High School held its seventh annual Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society June 11. The overnight walking relay raised $40,000 this year, bringing the total raised by walkers and their sponsors to $250,000 over the years. Next year’s relay runs June 10-11 with the theme of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. Above: prostate ...
  • To Do List – June 16 to July 13
    Community/Charity Grand Bend Nursery School is now offering five sessions a week of the Early Learning Program, a FREE high quality program designed to help prepare young children for school. If you have children 2.5 to 4 years old and reside in Lambton County, call Grand Bend Nursery School at 519-238-8514 Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – ...
  • Sunset Arts and River Road gala opening June 25
    Here’s your chance to mingle with local artists and enjoy an evening out: artists at the Sunset Arts and River Road Galleries, located west of Purdy’s on River Road, invite you to their 2010 gala opening June 25 from 4 to 9 p.m. Grand Bend Strip publisher Casey Lessard is among the artists selling art at ...
  • A sure winner for a burger weekend
    As we head into the fourth annual Grand Bend Burgerfest weekend, James shows you how to make his signature burger. Warning: it packs some heat! Recipe by James Eddington //www.eddingtons.ca Eddington’s Burger Ingredients 2 lbs medium ground beef 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 tbsp butter 1 small red onion, diced 3 tbsp minced garlic 3/4 cup plain yogurt 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp horseradish 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp soy ...