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.

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.

What a weekend!

It was a wonderful, music-filled weekend in Kincardine as the Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival took over downtown. Large crowds enjoyed four different stages in downtown Kincardine Saturday afternoon, in addition to the usual headlining acts. Here, Kincardine's own John Graham performs on the Enbridge Youth Stage. For a full page of colour photos from this years Blues Festival, don't miss this week's print edition of The Kincardine Independent. (Josh Howald photo)

SBGHC receives $2.3 million for hospital improvement

Additional announcement for Kincardine hospital expected soon

By Barb McKay

The Ontario government has provided the South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) with an exceptional circumstance project grant of $2.3 million to complete upgrades at its four hospitals – primarily in Kincardine.