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Let’s play ball at Conlon Farm in Perth

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Opening ceremonies for the Major Provincial Baseball Championships got underway at 11:30 sharp, Saturday, July 22 in Perth at Conlon Farm. Red, yellow, green and blue-shirted players lined the diamond for the singing of Oh Canada before Perth’s Town Crier Brent McLaren welcomed everyone and thanked all involved in organizing the event. […]

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Major little league will playdown for provincial title in Perth in July

April Scott-Clarke april@pdgmedia.ca If you’re a baseball fan, than Perth is the place to be from July 22 to July 31. The town is playing host to the 2017 Major Provincial Championship Little League tournament, an event coordinated by a small but home-run hitting volunteer committee. Nine teams of 11- and 12-year-old little league players […]

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Perth Triathlon brings out the new and experienced

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca  The sun wasn’t shining and the rain held off, but that didn’t matter to the swimmers at the Perth indoor pool competing in the Perth Triathlon. They were focussed on the lane in front of them and how fast they could get to the end of it. It still wasn’t raining by […]

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Go-karts burn up the track at Lombardy Raceway Park

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Race no. 2 of 10 of the Canadian Tire Eastern Ontario Karting Championship (EOKC) ran at Lombardy Raceway Park on May 28. Novice, junior and spec classes ran the full track with racing starting at 10 a.m. The track is 850 metres, paved and 28 feet wide. It can be run in […]

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Carleton Place Canadians win games and scholarships

Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Carleton Place Junior A Canadians hockey team is headed to Terrebonne, Quebec, seeking to capture the Fred Page Cup after their fourth consecutive Bogart Cup victory in the Central Canada Hockey League championships last Sunday. “We’re the only franchise in all of Canada to win that Fred Page Cup three times, […]

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Groups hope to revive sport of canoeing on the Rideau

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca Canoeing, a sport which was all the rage during the Rideau Canal’s hey day as a recreational paradise around the turn of the century, may be headed for a rebirth in this area. John Festarini, Parks Canada’s associate director for Ontario waterways, told the directors of the Rideau Roundtable at their annual […]

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He shoots, he scores!

Is your community group, sports team or business doing something fun and interesting? If so, we want to know about it. Shoot us an email to tell us what’s going! editorial@pdgmedia.ca 

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Smiths Falls Bears pull out a playoff win at home

Jarred Rattan editorial@pdgmedia.ca Smiths Falls Bears won Tuesday, March 22 in the Bears’ Den. The Smiths Falls team won 3-2 against Cornwall Colts. The two teams had a tough battle with no goals in the first period. Once they teams  took to the ice for the second period though, the Bears made  two goals against […]

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CoW agrees to budget deviation of $2,000 for Perth Triathlon

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca During a Perth Committee of the Whole meeting on March 7, Shannon Baillon, director of community services, asked for a budget deviation of a mere $2,000 to kick-start the 2017 Perth Triathlon. Now over 20 years old, the Perth Triathlon has become a tradition for new and experienced triathletes in the area. […]

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Perth considers live-streaming for provincial major baseball tourney

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca Perth Committee of the Whole (CoW) heard on March 7 that, once again, the provincial baseball tournament for Major-level 11- and 12-year-old teams is coming to Perth mid-summer. Pat Habel, co-chair of the tournament, made a pitch to CoW asking for $7,800 to pay for live-streaming of the tourney. “It’s the best […]

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Carleton Place Canadians beat Smiths Falls Bears 2-1 in overtime

Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca The Carleton Place Canadians clinched a win on March 5, 2017 beating the Smiths Falls Bears 2-1 in overtime at the Carleton Place Arena. After a goalless first period, the Bears’ Michael McKenney and the Canadians’ Connor Merkley both scored one goal in the second period. No goals were scored in the […]

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Bears lose 4-2 in last season home game

Smiths Falls Bears lost 4-2 on Friday, March 3 in the Bears Den against Pembroke. This was the Bears last home game of the season. They will face off against the Carleton Place Canadians on Sunday, March 5. Photos by J.R Photography

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Carleton Place Canadians secure home-ice advantage for playoffs

Jane Hobson editorial@pdgmedia.ca The Carleton Place Canadians won 7-3 against the Pembroke Lumber Kings at the Carleton Place Arena on Friday, Feb.24, guaranteeing them home-ice advantage for the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) playoffs for the fourth year in a row. Canadians Aidan Girduckis and Connor Merkley both scored two goals in the Friday game. […]

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Smiths Falls Bears score a hometown win

Smiths Falls Bears won against the Kanata Lazers on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Bears Den in Smiths Falls. The final score was 5-3. The next home game for the Bears will be on Friday, Feb. 24 against the Gloucester Rangers.     Photos by J.R.Photography

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Heartbreaking loss for Bears on Valentine’s Day

Smiths Falls Bears lost to the Brockville Braves on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The game went to a shootout with Brockville defeating Smiths Falls 4 to 5. The next game is on Friday, Feb. 17 in the Bear’s Den.    Photos by J.R. Photography

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Action from the February AAA hockey tournament in Smiths Falls

The Smiths Falls AAA Bears held a mini hockey tournament at home on Saturday, Feb. 12. Teams at the tournament included Nepean, Cornwall, Smiths Falls, in addition to several others. Photos by J.R. Photography

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Photos: Smiths Falls Bears vs. Cornwall

Smiths Falls Bears lost to the Cornwall Colts 4-1 on Friday, Feb.10 at home in Central Junior Hockey League action.  The Bears are on the road for their next two games — Sunday, Feb. 12 in Brockville and then on Thursday, Feb. 16 they will face off against the Colts again in Cornwall.     […]

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Curler Hailey Armstrong has goals of rocking the Olympics

Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca  “My mom is my biggest supporter. I feel like everyone says that but it’s true,” says Perth native Hailey Armstrong, whose curling team now holds a silver medal from the 2017 Canadian Junior Women’s Curling Championship. “She does a lot, she’s at almost every event. I know I couldn’t do it without […]

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Photo highlights: Carleton Place Canadians first in the league

Jane Hobson editorial@pdgmedia.ca  The Carleton Place Canadians faced the Nepean Raiders at the Carleton Place Arena on Friday, Feb. 3, beating the Raiders 4-3. Forward Geoff Kitt scored the game-winning goal with just under three minutes left in the third period. This puts the Carleton Place Canadians in first place in the Central Canada Hockey […]

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Photo highlights: Carleton Place Canadians beat Smiths Falls Bears

By Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca  The Carleton Place Canadians beat the Smiths Falls Bears 4-0 at the Jan. 22, 2017 regular season game at the Carleton Place Arena. Forward Andrew Dodson scored the final goal, his 16th of the season, in the third period.  The Carleton Place Canadians are currently first in the Central Canada Hockey […]

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Annual Skate the Lake event offers fun, excitement for all ages

By Brian Preston editorial@pdgmedia.ca On the fourth weekend in January every year since 2004, the little hamlet of Portland in eastern Ontario hosts what has become an annual winter outdoor tradition — the International Big Rideau Lake Speed Skating Marathon, also known as Skate the Lake. One of its founders, Marco Smits, who hails from […]

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Blue Wings defeat Leafs in alumni matchup in Perth

By Allison Graham editorial@pdgmedia.ca On Sunday, Jan. 15, the Perth Blue Wings Alumni hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni at the Perth and District Community Centre. This event was organized by Michael McLean, head coach and owner of the Blue Wings,  in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Maple Leafs organization. The sold out […]

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Photo highlights: Smiths Falls Bears fall 4-3 over Cumberland Grads

The Smiths Falls Bears faced off against the Cumberland Grads on home ice on Friday, Jan. 13. Despite the hometown advantage for the Bears, the Grads managed a 4-3 win. Here are some photographic highlights of the game. Photos by Jarad Rutton.

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Local gym members place in Canadian Powerlifting Federation Competition

Submitted editorial@pdgmedia.ca Representatives from The Smiths Falls Gym & Fitness Centre take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in their divisions at the Canadian Powerlifting Federation Competition hosted by Hostyle Conditioning in Orleans. Photo: left to right Chris Nugteren, Coach Brian Paquette and Coach Zach Last

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Smiths Falls Bears Peewee B House go 3 for 3 in tournament wins!

Smith Falls Peewee B House are on a winning streak taking the prize in all the tournaments they have played so far.  “I’m really proud of these boys, they’re working hard and having fun at the same time, I couldn’t ask for more.” says coach Keith Rhoden Arnprior Tournament – November 12th and 13th Smiths […]

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