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Swimming Canada announced its teams for the Junior Pan Pacific Championships at the conclusion of the recent Canadian Swimming Championships, and Wallaceburg’s Madison Broad made the cut. The 17-year-old will compete Aug. 23-27 in Fiji. Broad’s personal best time and silver medal in the 200 metre backstroke event at the recent Canadian Championships, helped secure her spot on the team.
The Wallaceburg Lakers Peewee girls teams captured a bronze medal at last weekend’s Ontario ‘C’ championships held in Vaughan. Wallaceburg beat out a team from Ottawa by a final score of 2-1.
The Chatham Maroons announced Kyle Makaric as head coach for the 2018/19 season. Makaric most recently was the assistant coach of the University of Windsor Lancers in the 2017/18 season and he was instrumental in rebuilding the Windsor AAA Major Midget program, which was capped off by an Alliance Championship in 2017.
The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is coming to Chatham-Kent this fall. The top 10 men’s and top 10 women’s teams in the world are set to descend on the St. Clair Campus Arena from September 26-30. The Elite 10’s match play format is a showcase for incredible skill and shot making. Tournament passes are available for an early bird price of $150 (HST).
A 4-on-4 basketball tournament is being held in Wallaceburg in support of cystinosis, a rare disease impacting the Campbell family in Wallaceburg. The tournament will be held at Wallaceburg District Secondary School on April 20 and 21. They are still looking for a few more players to participate in the tournament. The entry fee is $40 and all the proceeds are going toward cystinosis research. Anyone interested can text/call Persyn at 519-437-7131.