August 2017

 Penetangear Yoga Expo offers fun and fitness in support of a good cause

By Barb McKay

What could be better than practicing yoga in front of Lake Huron as the sun rises and afterwards enjoying a sumptuous breakfast? It’s all for a good cause.

The second annual Penetangear Yoga Expo will be held in Kincardine from Aug. 12 to 19. The event was such a success last year that organizer Darrel Perry has doubled the program and all proceeds will go to benefit the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation.

“I hear over and over again that our hospital needs help,” Perry told The Independent on Friday.

The yoga combines fun, fitness, healthy eating and wellness classes. Registration into the classes is by donation.

Huron Shores Hospice recieves community donation

100 People Who Share Bruce County organizer Bill Pike, right, congratulates Cheryl Cottrill on Huron Shores Hospice being selected as the winning cause for a community donation. For the full story from Ainsdale Golf Course, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Barb McKay photo)

Peppin leads derby

A Sunday morning catch put Tracey Jackman on top of the leaderboard at the 34th annual Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby.

The Port Elgin woman reeled in an 18.14-pound Chinook Salmon Sunday morning to overtake Gregory Contois for top fish. Contois, also from Port Elgin, didn't get to enjoy much of a lead at the top. His catch on Saturday held the lead for less than 24 hours.

Interestingly enough, there was not one angler from Kincardine on the derby leaderboard as of Monday afternoon.

The trout division is another story, however. Derek Griffiths and Ernest Ackert, both of Kincardine, are in the top five. Griffiths sits in third place with an 18-pound Lake Trout, while Ackert is in fourth for his 17.75-pound Laker.

Leading the trout division was Mike Weber of Waterloo. He brought in a 20.27-pound Lake Trout into the Kincardine weigh station Saturday morning.

 Huron United draws with Fergus

Huron United couldn't scrap back into top spot in South West District Men's Premier Soccer League after a 3-3 draw on the road Sunday afternoon.

Huron United was in Fergus to play the league leading FEDS. Fergus is currently enjoying a two-point lead on Huron United and the Listowel Ravens, but Huron United has two games in hand. The Ravens, meanwhile, have four matches in hand.

On Sunday, Huron United took an early lead when Derek Andrew rolled the ball into the bottom left- hand corner of the goal after taking a nice pass from Gerrit Satosek. The hosts responded with two goals, but striker Damian Gunaratne tied the game just before the half. Iva Ferreira set up Gunartne for his team-best fourth goal of the season.

Two-win weekend for Cubs

The Kincardine Cubs continued to dominate the Midwestern Ontario Senior Baseball League on the weekend with a pair of wins on the road.

Kincardine is now 15-1 in MOSBL regular season action, which leaves them in first place overall and three points ahead - with a game in-hand - on the second place Listowel Legionnaires.

Friday night in Woodstock, the Cubs defeated the Nationals 10-8. On Sunday, Kincardine worked for a 3-1 win over those second place Legionnaires. The Cubs have twice been held to three runs this season - and they have won both those games by a 3-1 score, getting it done on both sides of the diamond.

While regular season action in the MOSBL continues for another three weeks, the Cubs have just about completed their regular season schedule. Kincardine will need to schedule make-up games against Woodstock, Lucan and St. Thomas. Scheduled regular season games against those teams were rained, or more accurately stormed, out.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Florence Mary Nicholson (née Hartwick) of Kincardine passed away, with family by her side, at the South Bruce Grey Health Services - Kincardine on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in her 90th year.

Beloved wife of the late Mac Nicholson, who predeceased her in 2007.

Dear mother of Marion Emmerton (Don) of Kincardine, John Nicholson of Fort St. John, B.C., Dianne Bath of Kincardine, Brenda Wheeler (Guy) of Waterloo and Sandra Liddle (Steve) of Waterloo.

Missed by her grandchildren: Bruce, Heather, Darren, Deanna, Angela (Brandon), Robbie (Dolly), Florence (Matt), Robyn (Bryann), Ryan, Rachael and Alex (Sandra), 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Fondly remembered by her brother Ken Hartwick of Cornwall, in-laws Helen Stanley (Ray) of Hanover and Marjorie Nicholson of Bervie and by several nieces and nephews.

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