Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Spitfires drop home-opener 4-2 to Dorchester

September 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

Forward Theoron Morrison of the Aylmer Spitfires Junior hockey game stretched for but couldn’t quite reach a puck loose in Dorchester’s end in Aylmer’s season home-opener at East Elgin Community Complex on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 17. Dorchester took the win 4-2. (AE/Rob Perry)

One big tomato

September 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

Murray Alward of Vienna, who appeared in the pages of The Aylmer Express 2021 with a tomato weighing just over three pounds he grew in his backyard, has surpassed that with this 3.5-pound tomato he harvested Tuesday, Aug. 29. He’s a retired plant propagator, and the seeds that grew this tomato came from the 2021…

Juggler brings frenetic show to Aylmer library

August 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Comic and juggler Craig Douglas kept five balls in the air at once during a show for the Aylmer library’s Summer Reading Club in the opera house at Old Town Hall on Saturday, Aug. 19. More pictures are in the Aug. 23 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

Craig the Science Guy finale for Springfield reading club

August 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

“Craig the Science Guy” Johnston used a Slinky as part of his educational show for the Springfield library’s Summer Reading Club at Malahide Community Place on Thursday, Aug. 7. The show was the final meeting of the club. More pictures in the Aug. 23 edition of The Aylmer Express. (AE/Rob Perry)

Foam Party at Springfield library

August 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

Young Summer Reading Club members from Springfield and Belmont cavorted in soap bubbles during a “Foam Party” that was part of Summer Reading Club events for the two branches, and which was held at Malahide Community Place in Springfield Thursday morning, July 27. A total of 58 braved threatening clouds to participate. Bumbling Bert’s Micro-Bubble…

Big crowd out for Pawsitively Elgin

July 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Pawsitively Elgin, a fundraiser for two local animal rescue services, attracted a big crowd to Springwater Conservation Area on Saturday, July 22. The event involved 120 vendors and a variety of special events and games. Here,  volunteer Jenn Mantel, left, painted the nails of Kelly Alexander’s dog, Chia, in a “VIP” tent for canines. Ms.…

Tagged out at second base

July 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Members of Aylmer Minor Ball’s two 15- and 18-and-under ball teams took to Optimist Park Thursday night, July 13, to practise their skills. Here, second baseman Landon Currie tags out runner Philip Peters. The two teams only have nine players each so, if some players don’t show up for a game, coaches work on skills…

A night at the Lawn Bowling Club

June 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

Corrie Hooghiem rolled her bowl during a regular game night at Aylmer Lawn Bowling Club on Thursday, June 22. Games are played every Monday and Thursday starting about 6:45 p.m., and newcomers are always welcome to try the sport. (AE/Rob Perry)  

Family Fun Day in Springfield

June 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

Jennifer McDaniel of Aylmer holds Eddie, a week-and-a-half old Nigerian dwarf goat, at a petting zoo that was one of the attractions at Springfield Family Fun Day at Malahide Community Place on Saturday, June 17. Sunny weather brought out crowds early in the day. More coverage in the June 21 edition of The Aylmer Express.…

Celebrating EdisonFest in Vienna

June 7, 2023 | 0 Comments

“Jack,” a great horned owl, came in for a landing anticipating a meaty treat from James Cowan of the Canadian Raptor Conservancy during a presentation at EdisonFest in Vienna on Saturday, June 3. Weather for the event was breezy and partly cloudy, resulting in good attendance. More pictures on the front page of the June…

EESS boys, girls advance to WOSSAA soccer playoffs

May 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Annelise Borm, left, and Adrianna Borm played keep-away with Huron Park Secondary School defenders during the Thames Valley Southeast AA girls soccer final at City Wide Sports Park in London on Tuesday, May 30. East Elgin Secondary School’s girls and boys soccer team both won Thames Valley Southeast AA championships in games that day and…

EESS boys, girls soccer teams in Southeast finals-updated

May 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

Both East Elgin Secondary School’s boys and girls soccer teams have advanced to Thames Valley Southeast AA finals to be played at Citywide Fields in London Tuesday, May 30, at 11 a.m. for girls and 1 p.m. for boys. In Southeast semifinals in London on Tuesday, May 23, EESS boys blanked Tillsonburg Glendale 4-0 and…