This past weekend the Balmertown Figure Skating Club (BFSC) hosted the first ever local Canskate competition inviting more than 40 skaters to participate in the afternoon event. Skaters were assessed on their progress to date and presented with gold, silver or bronze ribbons to mark their achievement. As part of the new Skate Canada Canskate program clubs across the country are being encouraged to host more local competitive events to simulate the experience and ready skaters for regional and provincial competitions. The BFSC Starskate team will be in Dryden at the end of January competing against regional skaters.
BY LINDSAY BRISCOE “Outdoor settings, indoor settings, open fields, or a lake. It didn’t matter to Brent,” Fred Knight said of his former colleague Brent Bennett who served as an OPP officer at the Prince Edward County for 15 years before being promoted to staff sergeant at the Red Lake detachment in 2001. “For him, […]
“Stories nurture our connection to place and to each other. They show us where we have been and where we can go. They remind us of how to be human, how to live alongside the other lives that animate this planet. When we lose stories, our understanding of the world is less rich, less true.” […]
BY LINDSAY BRISCOE Former Balmertown resident Eric Radford and his figure skating partner Meagan Duhamel hopped onto the podium Sunday to accept their silver medals for the first ever figure skating team event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. “When I first opened up the bag with all my Olympic wear there was a little […]