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Wizard of Oz on stage at Straffordville PS

Dorothy, left, played by Rylee Parliament listens as Brianna Pilkey as The Cowardly Lion sings “If I Only Had the Nerve” during a dress rehearsal for the Wizard of Oz at Straffordville Public School on Tuesday, May 1. Performances for the public are being held Wednesday and Thursday night, Man 2 and 3. About 45…

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Unplugged and playing at EESS

Jerome Banman, left, challenged Allison Brooks and Joe Drenth to reach as far as he could while the trio of students were playing pick-up basketball at East Elgin Secondary School in Aylmer during the Drop-in Sports Spectacular on Monday evening, April 30, one of several events being held during Unplug and Play week in Aylmer…

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Recital marks 35th year of Tammy’s Dance Studio

Amy Huber, left, Emily Suffel, Hayley deBlieck and Rachel Shea, part of a teens 14-15 class, performed a lyrical dance to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” during a spring recital for Tammy’s Dance Studio of Aylmer at Immanuel Christian School, Saturday, April 14. This year is the 35th anniversary of the founding of the studio by Tammy…

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Warming up for badminton

Corbyn Pippo-Murphy of host East Elgin Secondary School practised his doubles shots during a preseason exhibition match against Parkside Collegiate Institute, Arthur Voaden Secondary School and Central Elgin Collegiate Institute rivals on Thursday, April 5. This year 44 EESS students are competing in the sport.

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Davenport Public School Junior basketball player Noah Wiebe, left, narrowly avoided a St. Thomas John Wise PS defender on his way to the basket during a home game on Tuesday afternoon, April 3. Davenport, nicknamed the Falcons, won that game 25-16 but lost the following game that afternoon to Locke’s PS of St. Thomas. The…

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AMHA Novices lose title series to Lucan

Ethan Vanwychen of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Novice Rep team swept the puck away from a charging Lucan player during Game 4 of an Ontario Minor Hockey championship series at East Elgin Community Complex on Wednesday night, March 28. Aylmer led 2-0 early in the second period, but Lucan came back to win the game…

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Peewees blank South Muskoka 6-0

Fisher Ward of host Aylmer Minor Hockey’s Peewee entry rushed the puck toward the South Muskoka net during a game in AMHA’s annual season-ending Rep team tournament at East Elgin Community Complex, Saturday, March 24. Aylmer won that game 6-0 and with another win and a tie, met Ingersoll in the final Sunday afternoon. Aylmer…

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Novice Rep team keeps playoff hopes alive-update

Aylmer Minor Hockey Novice Rep player Ashton Curtis rushed the puck toward the Lucan net during game 2 of an Ontario Minor Hockey Association championship series at East Elgin Community Complex, Thursday night, March 22. Aylmer was down two games in the series, with 1-4 and, in this game, 2-4 losses, but on Saturday, March…

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Carnival coming to the Complex March 28

On Wednesday evening, March 21, Abbie Shannon got some air time while practicing the Queen of Hearts routine during the dress rehearsal for the Aylmer Skating Club’s 66th annual Carnival that will be held at East Elgin Community Complex on Wednesday, March 28 starting at 6 p.m. The other members of the Queen of Hearts…

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Having a curling hoedown

Local curlers Diane Campbell, left, and Jeanette Pesall worked hard to sweep a rock into the house during the annual Day Ladies Bonspiel held at Aylmer Curling Club on Wednesday morning, March 21. Their out of the photo frame teammate Bertha Strickland had just thrown the rock and Skip Kathi Vandermeer (also not pictured) was…

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