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Rainbow Meet of Island champions!

The RDSB held its annual track and field meet of the best of their best. As always, several Island athletes were recognized as being among the best out of over 30 schools. Congratulations to these top-5 performances from Little Current Public: Autumn Deschenes 1st 60m, 1st 80m; Whittier Gauthier 2nd long jump; 5th standing long jump, 2nd high jump; Sam Assiniwei 4th softball throw; Brittany Biederman 2nd 200m, 2nd triple jump, 2nd 100m; Ben Marshall 5th 100m; Olivia Hall 1st long jump; Mackenzie Cortes 3rd long jump; Sydney Koehler 4th 1500m, 5th 800m; Gabby Corbiere 5th 1500m; Faith Taylor 2nd 400m. From CMPS: Marjorie Scott 3rd triple jump; 4th long jump, 4th 200m; James Scott 3rd 1500m, 1st 800m, 1st 400m. Top-5 Colts from CC McLean: Delaney Madore 3rd 1500m, 3rd 200m; Mikayla Noble 3rd 800m, 3rd high jump; Brooke Addison 1st shot. Awesome showing everyone.


Legion meet

On June 14, 12 athletes from Manitoulin attended the District H Track meet (a huge area that covers from Sault Ste. Marie to North Bay). The local team brought home a total of 13 medals from the event held at Laurentian! Here is a list of the top 5 finishes: 11 and under girls: Ayriell Nodecker -1st High Jump, 2nd Triple Jump, 3rd 100m; Bailey Yaschuk-Middaugh- 1st 300m, 2nd 200m, 5th 800m. Malia Leighton- 3rd Triple Jump, 5th 100m. 11 and under boys: Jack Renwick- 3rd High Jump, 4th Triple Jump. Mason Leighton- 5th 100m, 5th Triple Jump. 13 and under girls: Marjorie Scott- 4th Triple Jump, 5th 800m, 5th 1200m. 17 and under girls: Bronwyn Cooper- 2nd 3000m, 2nd 2000m steeplechase. Ali Cosby- 5th Triple Jump. 17 and under boys: Joseph Maxwell- 1st Shot Put, 1st Discus. Luke Bond- 3rd 100m, 3rd Running Long.

Hats off to Joseph Maxwell and Bronwyn Cooper were both picked to attend the Provincial meet in Brampton on July 11 and 12. Many thanks to Daryl Leighton who organized and entered the Manitoulin team.


Mindemoya Classic this weekend!

The 13th annual ‘run, paddle and pedal’ triathlon is ready to go this coming Sunday morning (June 29). Registration is easiest online at, but organizers can get you set up on race-day starting at 8 am. Part of Central Manitoulin Lions Homecoming Weekend, the event includes a 5.5k run, 4k paddle and a 13k bike ride. The challenge can be completed as a team of four, part of a pair or all on your own with a canoe or kayak. With that being said, there are always “unranked” teams who like to get creative with the categories. So, if you have a team of three or five and it is the difference between you participating or not, you are more than welcome to enter. There are no division bragging rights, but it is all about being active and having fun so, why not still get your t-shirt and chance at draw prizes?

The event could not last all this time without the tireless help of a great bunch of volunteers. If you are not up for competing in the race, why not consider joining the ranks of those that make it all possible. T-shirts and draw prizes are in the offing. You can contact organizers from the website or just show up on Sunday morning when you can.


Cyclists ride for hospitals

Congratulations to the hearty group of cyclists who biked from Mindemoya to Meldrum Bay and back all in the name of raising all-important funds in support of our local health centres. Dr. Dale Scott who started the great tradition has had an increasing number of riders joining him in the endeavor. Although all participants require proper recognition, I have to point out Grade 7 student Matthew Redmond who completed both legs of the epic ride. Way to go Matthew and all the riders.


Ultimate fun

Ben Quackenbush has started his pickup game of Ultimate Frisbeeagain. Every Wednesday all interested (you don’t need to be experienced…curious maybe) players will meet at Low Island in Little Current at 7 pm and divide into teams. The group can be searched simply as Ultimate on FaceBook to check out the details.


A good sport is good for sports.