Local sports in and around Aylmer and Elgin County

Lawn bowling action

July 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Bonnie Barons, left, watched as opposing team member John Hall bowled during a match at the Aylmer Lawn Bowling Club on Thursday night, July 22. Bonnie was paired with Rita Jansen and John with Andrew Vanroessel. About 20 bowlers came out that night. Anyone wanting to try the sport is welcome to come to the…

Minor ball back in Aylmer

July 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Gavin Curtis of Aylmer Minor Baseball Association’s Rookie Ball (9 and under) Rep team sprinted toward first base after a hit during a game against Tillsonburg at Steen Park in Aylmer on Wednesday night, July 14. Minor ball has returned to action, and AMBA President Mike Holmes said the association had 200 children enrolled…

Immunization clinics a “great community effort”

June 22, 2021 | 1 Comment

By Veronica Reiner, Local Journalism Initiative reporter “We would be nowhere without these wonderful volunteers, and the community spirit, and it makes people feel good,” said Sandra Hoffer, a vaccine clinic volunteer coordinator. “It’s a great community effort.” Ms. Hoffer was referring to the over 120 volunteers that, since March, have been helping at one…

Wounded princess receives warm welcome at Aylmer IDA

May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Lena Perry, 5, of St. Thomas likes to play dress up and don costumes as princesses and super heroes, but two weeks ago, while playing on monkey bars, she fell, causing a compound fracture to her left arm. Her aunt, Penny Powers of Aylmer, sometimes looks after her niece, and takes her along on shopping…

Pun-filled shots fired in Aylmer sign war

May 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

By: Veronica Reiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A “sign war” has erupted in Aylmer. Dozens of local businesses, services clubs, schools and organizations are firing friendly, pun-filled shots at one another using their available signage, or in some cases, creating that signage, as of last week. East Elgin Community Complex issued the first challenge in…

Dairy Bar opens

May 1, 2021 | 0 Comments


Port Stanley set the stage for award-winning shot

October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Veronica Reiner | Local Journalism Initiative reporter Brownsville-based photographer Trevor Pottelberg braved extreme weather conditions to capture a 2020 Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) award-winning photograph. His photo, Pier Pressure, depicts a massive wave crashing into the breakwater in Port Stanley, with the main lighthouse standing strong in the background. It won the Best in Class…

“Very good for a novice”

September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Charlie Sumner is the newest member of the Aylmer Lawn Bowling Club, pictured here participating in game on Monday, Sept. 14. He said he wanted to join earlier, but chose not to due to COVID-19 restrictions. Club member Roberta Wilson described his lawn bowling skills as “very good for a novice.” (AE/Veronica Reiner)

A 3-1 victory for Spitfires over North Middlesex

November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Goalie Tim Kerkhoff of host Aylmer Spitfires snagged a low shot on net during a Provincial Junior Hockey League game against North Middlesex Stars at East Elgin Community Complex on Wednesday, Nov. 20. North Middlesex tallied first with a goal at 14:33 of the opening period, but Brayden Smith of the Spitfires evened the score at…

Junior Eagles win Thames Valley Central football “B” championship

November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Playing on a snow-covered field at City Wide Sports Park in London on Friday, Nov. 8, East Elgin Secondary School rusher Alan Wall, bottom left, was brought down by a mob of London Beal defenders during the Thames Valley Central Junior “B” final. EESS won the game handily, 43-8. (AE/Rob Perry)

Junior Eagles take Southeast title

November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Maddi Obar of host East Elgin Secondary School aimed a shot at the Woodstock Collegiate Institute hoop during the Thames Valley Regional Southeast “AA” championship final on Thursday, Nov. 7. EESS won 44-32 to advance to a WOSSAA “AA” tournament at London South Secondary School on Wednesday, Nov. 13. (AE/Rob Perry)

Senior Eagles win Southeast, advance to WOSSA AA tourney

November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jocelyn Henderson of host East Elgin Secondary School passed the ball to a teammate during the Thames Valley Regional Southeast “AA” final against Woodstock’s Huron Park Secondary School on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 7. EESS took the win 57-37, and advances to the WOSSAA AA tournament to be held at London South Secondary School on Wednesday,…