2018 Kincardine Reunion a complete success

by Barb McKay


After a year of planning and preparation, the 2018 Kincardine Reunion has come and gone, but it was an event that will be talked about for months.


The Independent caught up with reunion co-chairs Dave Patterson and Jen Cook in Victoria Park on Sunday and they had only positive things to say about the weekend.


“We can’t call it anything but a complete and huge success,” Patterson said.


Kincardine Calls her people home

by Liz Smith


The Kincardine Theatre Guild kicked off the 2018 Reunion festivities with Wednesday night’s performance of Kincardine Calls, the story of Ida Jean and Fergie, who fall in love and marry, despite opposition from family and the threat of war and struggle.


Set against the backdrop of Kincardine in the 1800s, Kincardine Calls tells some of the history of Kincardine and its people, through dialogue, original songs and choreography.


Special Olympics


On July 24, athletes and coaches gathered for a special goodbye in support of two Special Olympics athletes, who are attending the national competition in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, during the long weekend in August. From the left are Allan Moore, who will be participating in track athletics, swimming coach Marg VanderVaart and swimmer Jackie McDonald. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Final list of candidates announced for Municipal Election 2018


By Pauline Kerr


Municipal Election 2018 promises to be an exciting one locally, with races for mayor in both Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss, for deputy mayor in Huron-Kinloss, and a six-way race for three councillor-at-large seats in Kincardine.


In Kincardine, Rob Stephens entered the race for mayor, running against incumbent Anne Eadie.


No update on the revised sex education curriculum


By Tammy Schneider


With the start of school just a month away, teachers and education professionals are still unsure as to which curriculum they will be teaching.


Last week, public school boards across the province wrote to the government asking for clarification on the sex education curriculum for the upcoming school year.


Relax and ride the bus Reunion weekend


By Pauiline Kerr


Anyone who’s attended previous reunions knows it’s best to leave the car at home. With all the extra people in town and all the activities happening in the downtown area, driving and parking just aren’t options.


While there’s a lot happening, the venues for the various events are in a fairly compact area, and are within reasonable walking distance from each other and most parts of town.


Fifty and fabulous

Celebrating with the birthday girls


A group of friends gathered on July 14th to celebrate those turning 50 years of age in 2018. Left to right in the back row are Susan MacKenzie, Valli Pellizzari, Tracy Ashley, Leslie Mask and Carolyn Frid. In the front row are Denise Porter, Lisa McCuaig and Sherry McGlynn. (Tammy Schneider photo)

Keeping cool!

by Tammy Schneider

New friends Miriam Francis and Faelin Gorman enjoyed the water at the Kincardine Lions Splash Pad during a string of very hot days.




by Pauline Kerr

Mushball! The Fanily Ties team defeated Hit the Grass 6-5 during the weekend’s mushball tournament in Tiverton.

9th Annual Bruce Telecom Lighthouse Blues Festival a success

by Tammy Schneider


In spite of a few showers, this year’s salute to the blues was well attended and enjoyed by thousands of visitors and local residents on July 14, 15 and 16. Friday evening behind the Bruce Steak House, the evening kicked off with a set by the Andrew Parkhouse Band, and continued on with five more bands taking the stage until past midnight.


Saturday was a family affair, as the Kincardine BIA hosted a street festival that included displays and activities for all ages to enjoy. The petting zoo was a big hit, as well as the giant bubbles and mini zip-line. Displays of old time bikes, toys and collectibles brought back many old memories (and more than a few laughs).