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Oktoberfest fills the Sax

Sunday, October 1st, 2017 · 0 Comments

Canada's Polka King Walter Ostanek and his band helped fill the Aylmer German Canadian Club's Saxonia Hall on Saturday evening, Sept. 30 for a third straight year as the featured attraction of Oktoberfest. Thos ...

Learning about Aboriginal culture

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Kira Bilodeau, 7, of the Eden area stopped to look at a beaded child's regalia belt, top, and a leather vest, traditional clothing that would be worn during Aboriginal ceremonial occasions, part of a Culture Da ...

Giving to the food drive

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 · 0 Comments

At the Horton Farmers' Market in St. Thomas on Saturday morning, Sept. 30, Cameron Vermeer, 8, left, held two of three bags of apples his family donated to the 28th annual Aylmer Express Thanksgiving Food Drive ...

A running start for a good cause

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Assumption Catholic Elementary School pupils Taya Lopez, front, led a crew that included Emmeri Geraci, Andrea Sleegers and Jayla Piche-Sviezikas who all headed out in a sprint from their Aylmer school for the ...

Care2Cycle takes off from ICS

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Grade 3 pupil Elizabeth Voth, 8, rode along the Rabbit Rodeo bicycle training course which was part of the fun of the fourth annual Care2Cycle fundraising event that started at Immanuel Christian School (ICS) i ...

Eagle Olympics welcome Grade 9s

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Riana Loewen, 14, left, (her face covered in chocolate pudding from a previous game) tried to pass a Lifesaver to Golden Angels teammate Bradley Tupper, 13, using only toothpicks held in their mouths during the ...

Something’s fishy at MarshQuest

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 · 0 Comments

Eva Trojek netted a large mouth bass from an aquarium after her group of Aylmer McGregor Public School Grade 4 pupils completed the "Seining Fun" activity at the annual MarshQuest outdoor education fi ...

Honouring War of 1812 veterans

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 · 0 Comments

A ceremony was held at Sparta South Cemetery in Central Elgin on Saturday, Sept. 23, to salute two veterans of the War of 1812, John C. Ryckman and James Pickard. They were both privates in that war. A stone wa ...

Welcome back…with watermelon!

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 · 0 Comments

Grade 2 pupil Bryce Levasseur, 7, enjoyed a slice of watermelon during New Sarum Public School's after hours welcome back barbecue on Wednesday evening, Sept. 20. The annual barbecue was organized and staged by ...

Optimist Toy Run triples riders

Sunday, September 17th, 2017 · 0 Comments

The second annual Aylmer Optimist Club Toy Run that started at the Bargain Shop parking lot at noon on Sunday, Sept. 17 more than tripled the number of riders and motorcycles from its inaugural year. This year ...