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Special Olympians represent Manitoulin well!

The Manitoulin Special Olympics team travelled to North Bay for their Regional Soft Ball tournament on Friday, August 19. They played three division games to decide what division they would be in on Saturday. In their first game at 9 am against Sudbury they were narrowly edged by a single run. In their 11 am match versus Almaguin at 11 am they ended up winning by a single run. In their final match at 5:30 pm they drew Almaquin again but lost their contest to take second place in their division. The team played very well but just couldn’t get the runs in the final game.

As chance would have it, long-time Manitoulin referee and Special Olympics coach Greg Lockeyer was in North Bay for the annual NOHA referee-in-chief meetings and made a point of getting out to a pre-tournament practice and reported that he was very impressed with the team’s skills.

Congratulations to the players who were: Jamie Pyette, Matt Bedard, Andrew Splawnyck, Tyler Madahbee, Regan Millsap, Rebecca Strain, Aaron Nickol, Peter Jansen, Alexandra Jamieson, Michael Cormiere and two players from Parry Sound who came to play for them: Robert Dickie and Miguel Arroyo. Thanks very much as well to current coaches: Robert Lee, Sandy Graham and Janet Anning. 

MIBs take Espanola title!

The Manitoulin Island Beauties who played in the Espanola Slow-Pitch League this summer had a great end to their campaign. The squad placed third in the overall season league out of 12 teams. Then during the two week round robin schedule they were undefeated which placed them first in the “Weekend Round-up Tournament.” Undefeated during the Tournament, they ended up playing their rivals from the championship from last year but continued their winning ways,

taking and took the win with a score of 9 to 7. 

It’s been another fantastic season for the team, including the dedication of traveling two times a week to various communities like Sagamok, Massey, Espanola and Birch Island. The team would like to thanks to all of their fans who would travel to cheer them on, to Cole Munro for sponsorship. To Brent Assinewai and Al Lanktree for coaching and Kyra Lanktree for managing the team.

Billie Abotosaway, Michelle Lanktree, Deana Debassige, Danika Peltier, Daphne Corbiere, Jarrielle Thomas, Tamey McAllister, Jamey Van Horn, KC Madahbee, Robin Lentir, Kennedy Lanktree Lanktree, Stacey Dell, Lynndra Madahbee -Peltier, Kendra Madahbee, Santanna Francis and Lyndsay Reeb-Setterington.

Mudmoiselles fundraise to fight cancer

A 5km run was held this past weekend in Onaping Falls. The event had a bit of a twist on the usual Cancer fundraiser. The 3rd Mudmoiselle Run for the Cure involved an obstacle course covered in mud. Held at the Adanac Ski Hill, participants were plastered with mud and grime and raised money for the worthy cause.

Congratulations to all the participants including local teams: Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre Kweook Warriors featuring, Aileen Restoule, Miranda Innes, Amanda Marenger, Teresa McGregor, Angela Nahwegahbow and Clara Restoule and the Muddy Mayhems included Brandy Smith, Karen Jakubos, Melanie Reid, Amber Wahl, Connie Willis and Kathy Wahl.

Foam Fest fun!

Wasaga Beach was the host city for the latest imagining of the increasingly popular obstacle course, phenomena: Foam Fest! The 5km event included rope-web climbs, lily pad running, foaming bouncy-castle slides and inner-tubelog-role balancing among other fun things. Congratulations to the surprising numbers of local people who finished the ordeal including: Alison Orford, Laura Orford, Allan Davy, Autumn Davy, Cori Davy, Casey Boisvert, Jill and Ben Boisvert and Shannon Van Horn. Sorry to the missing competitors but hats off to you as well!

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