Ice Chips & Canoe Quips

Sudbury Fitness Challenge 

Congratulations to Tehkummah’s Alex Anstice who recently won the Sudbury Fitness Challenge’s Mountain Bike Tour. Alex won the 20km race held at the Naughton Trails in 50 minutes, easily eclipsing the next finisher by some 10 minutes!

The two-wheeled, off-road, phenom was ranked in 5th place in the all-Ontario, O-Cup MTB standings as of the first week of July with only four of five races having been completed. Good luck Alex, keep it going!

Massey Marathon weekend racers

Congratulations to the local runners who ran in the various races in this past weekend’s Massey Friendly Marathon weekend. Greg Sutherland finished 7th overall and first in his division in the 21km half marathon. Little Current’s Laurel Leconte took 3rd in her division with a great 1:39 time! Lorrilee McGregor finished very strong in her 6th place division finish. Way to go runners!

Special Olympics fundraiser features local sniper

Sheguiandah’s Nick Esposto will play on a team of current and former NHL and OHL players in a game on August 4 at the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex. He will play against a group of skaters from the Ontario Provincial Police and Greater Sudbury Police Service, in support of the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Nick, who now plays for the Laurentian Voyageurs, will lace up with the likes of Marcus Foligno (Buffalo Sabres), Derek Mackenzie (Florida Panthers), Zack Stortini (Ottawa Senators) as well as Detroit Red Wings’ prospect Tyler Bertuzzi. Have fun, Nick!

Haweater weekend fitness

The Haweater Weekend, this coming weekend, has a lot of fun things scheduled for any active minded people. Starting off on Friday at 3 pm is the 4 on 4 Ball Haw-Key Tournament. Age divisions include ages: 5-8; 9-13; and 14–18. You can register as a team or as an individual. Prizes are awarded to division champion and as the best costume/team spirit award. Although getting close to supper time, don’t worry, there is a snack bar on sight to replenish your energy stores. To register, call Amanda at 705-368 – 1620.

The 22nd annual Slo-Pitch Tournament is being run once again all weekend by Lion Bruce Burnett! He can be reached at 705-368-3163.

The annual Haw Run(s) are on Saturday starting and finishing at the Nemi public library (50 Meredith street) Registration for the 10k is $15 and starts at 8:30 am. The 5k is $10 and it starts at 10 am. Then at 11 am organizers will do the 1K for all ages. Registration starts at 8 am and everyone that registers gets a chance at some great Island prizes! For more information, please contact Nelson Wood at 705-368-0375 or by email at

There are free adult Zumba lessons at the NEMI Rec. centre at 11 am right on the usual ice surface courtesy of Casey Boisvert. At noon, the annual beach volleyball tournament will be happening down at the Low Island courts. Contact Tracy Esposto at 705-368–3415.

A good sport is good for sports.

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