July 2017

Local Special Olympians clean up at Provincial Summer Games

By Barb McKay

Kincardine’s Special Olympics athletes returned from this year’s Provincial Summer Games with plenty of confidence and hardware.

Amazing race

From left, the two-person teams of Belle Wilson, ShantalStade, Ruby Hall-Elwood and Calla MacTavish use antique beaters to make fluffy egg whites at the Walker House on Saturday morning. The endeavour was one of many challenges throughout the community during the Kincardine Amazing Race in support of the Stonehaven Community Park project. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent.  (Barb McKay photo)

Rotary Music Park an irresistible draw for all ages

By Barb McKay

Martin Ward discovered his inner child as he sprinted from instrument to instrument in Kincardine’s new music park, enjoying the harmonic sounds each one produced as he tapped them.

Rotary Club District Governor Martin Ward and wife Mary Ruston enjoy the instruments at the new Kincardine Rotary Music Park. (Barb McKay photo)

 Kincardine’s Christopher Pennington ambassador for 2017 Kidney Walk

By Barb McKay

At just 12 years old, and despite physical challenges, Christopher Pennington has accomplished a lot.

Christopher, who calls both Kincardine and Brussels home, was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2015. But rather than let his illness get the better of him he focused on educating as many people as possible about kidney disease and fundraising to advance the effort to find a cure.

For the third year in a row, Christopher will lead a team in the Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk fundraiser. The first year he participated in the Owen Sound walk and last year took part in the Goderich walk, which is the only walk in this region. He set a fundraising goal of $4,000 and raised an incredible $13,000.

BSP celebrates Canada’s 150 with upcoming production

Bluewater Summer Playhouse (BSP) is marking Canada’s 150th birthday with a tribute to Canadian music.

Canadian Rock - Canadian XSPortsfeatures Canadian hits known and loved by all ages here at home and around the world. The Canadian XSports band performs with a theme of Canada’s beloved national pastime – hockey – and promises novel performances that are full of energy with incredible stage presence. The show will run Aug. 2 and 3.

Lawn bowls?

Kincardine club looking for players

Linda Snyder throws the bowl during a game of lawn bowling at the Kincardine greens at the bottom of Lambton Street Looking on is opponent Geoff Broom. The Kincardine Lawn Bowls Club is looking for fresh recruits for its 120th season of friendly competition. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Cubs win twice, move in to first

The Kincardine Cubs won a pair of games at home Sunday afternoon, and as a result moved into first place overall in the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League.

The Cubs are now 13-1 and sit three points ahead of the Listowel Legionnaires in the MOSBL standings.

The Cubs have just two regular season games remaining on the schedule to be played. Those games are scheduled to be played this weekend on the road. The first is a big tilt in Listowel Saturday night. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. as the two top teams in the league meet in Listowel. Sunday, the Cubs will look to wrap up the regular season with a win in Woodstock. The Cubs will take on the Nationals in a 2 p.m. game at Tip O'Neill Field in Woodstock.

Sunday at home, the Cubs shut out the St. Thomas Cardinals 7-0 in the first game of a double-header. The second game was closer, but the Cubs still came out on top winners in a 3-1 decision.

Battling at NARCH

Easton Battler in action Saturday at the North American Roller Hockey Championships at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Battler's team, the High Rollers, lost to Buffalo in the Men's Platinum/Gold Division semi-finals Sunday morning. For the full story, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Eric Alvin Slade of R. R. #1, Ripley and formerly of Kincardine Township passed away at University Hospital in London on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at age 68.

He is survived by his beloved wife Brenda McMullin and her children Andrew McMullin and Laura McMullin and grandchildren Ashley, Erica and Stacy as well as two great-grandsons.

Dear brother of Irwin Slade (Jane) of R.R. #5, Kincardine and Margaret Slade (Ian Morrissey) of Oshawa. Missed by his brothers-in-law Norm Poirier of R. R. #2, Tiverton and George MacMaster (Andrée) of Montreal.

Fondly remembered by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and by members of the Kincardine Lions Club and Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton.

Predeceased by his parents Burton and Dorothy (née Irwin) Slade and sister Marilyn Poirier.

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