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    Blenheim - this season, the Blades 49th, for the first time since they were formed in 1965, finished fourth in the nine team league.      Things have not been easy over the team’s almost...
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Blenheim Blades will celebrate 50 years next season

    Blenheim – this season, the Blades 49th, for the first time since they were formed in 1965, finished fourth in the nine team league.      Things have not been easy over the team’s almost…
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Breast Buddies a floating support.

Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, for Karen Armitage, it’s a personal touch. Karen discovered she had breast cancer in 1999. Treatment involved a double mastectomy in November of 1999, followed by six months…
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YMCA Makes sure Every Family can Access the Facilities

Every year the YMCA Strong Kids campaign raises funds to help the YMCA offer programs and services to low income families to help them live healthier, happier lives. The program helps subsidize YMCA memberships, giving…
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Keep Your Eye on the Rising Fox

If you thought Connor McDavid, Connor Brown, or Austin Matthews were the most exciting players to watch in the hockey season then you did not catch a Missouri Mavericks game. Thamesville’s Dane Fox was once…
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Canadian Intermediate Lacrosse Champions – 1904

A lacrosse team was born in early March of 1904 named the Chatham Tecumseh’s. They entered the year in the Intermediate class of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA), with Frank Babcock as manager. Following a…
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Dresden Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Reflection

As a writer, I get to attend many sporting events throughout the year. One of those events is the Dresden Sports Hall of Fame Banquet. Maybe it is because I am from the small town,…
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Chatham Coloured All-Stars Featured in Website

Few Canadians are aware of the remarkable story and achievement of the Chatham Coloured All-Stars, a baseball team in the 1930s from Chatham, Ontario. They became the first black team to win a provincial amateur…
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Icing: Good or Bad?

Any time there is an acute injury, the first response is to limit the inflammation with ice.  This has been the standard in sports medicine for decades. New research, even dating back to 2014, shows…
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Chatham Ringette Teaches on and off the ice

Your skates on your feet, and the ice beneath them. Your stick in your hands, and the cold air in your lungs. Your mind zoning in, with crystal clear focus on the net. You are…
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