Bill C-71 – Aimed at Legal Gun Owners

Bill C-71 – Aimed at Legal Gun Owners
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In Canada you could die in a golfing mishap sooner than being shot to death*. This week our federal government tabled new firearms legislation again aimed at licensed gun owners. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale delivered the proposed Bill C-71 in a lively tone, suggesting these changes are new and … Continue reading

OMHA Changing the Look of Minor Hockey Across the Province

OMHA Changing the Look of Minor Hockey Across the Province
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New programming through 2019-20 for novice and below will benefit learning skills The face of minor hockey in the province is changing, as the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), in partnership with Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation, has formally announced a transformation in programming, which includes the implementation … Continue reading

New Spinning Star Block Quilt Welcomes Visitors Entering the Village

New Spinning Star Block Quilt Welcomes Visitors Entering the Village
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Another block quilt telling the story of the area has been installed at the home of Ray and Fran Lowery on County Rd 21 West.    This traditional quilt pattern is the oddly named “Spinning Star”; and its origins are unclear.  However, with only a little imagination the rays of the … Continue reading

2018 Millbrook Midget Mid-Winter Classic

2018 Millbrook Midget Mid-Winter Classic
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With the 2017-2018 Minor Hockey season winding down, Millbrook District Minor Hockey Association held their 6th annual Midget Mid-Winter Classic tournament for house league teams across the province. The tournament held the weekend of February 23rd-25th featured 24 teams traveling from places like Ottawa, London, and Barry’s Bay. First started … Continue reading

Bantams Bring Home International Silver Stick Trophy

Bantams Bring Home International Silver Stick Trophy
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Millbrook Stars Bantam Green travelled to Niagara Falls to compete in the 2018 International Silver Stick hosted by Pelham Minor Hockey. Our first game was an early 7:00am start Friday morning.  As I gave my pregame speech I looked around the change room to see my team wide awake and … Continue reading

Local Midget Players Rack up Points in District All-Star Game

Local Midget Players Rack up Points in District All-Star Game
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On Sunday January 7th, MDMHA hosted the 2018 Victoria Durham Midget All-Star game. Each of the 8 participating Rep centers in the Victoria Durham loop were asked to send their top 4 players to participate in this year’s game. They were also asked to nominate the top goalie from their … Continue reading

Millbrook Figure Skating Club – Winter Session is Beginning

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The Millbrook Figure Skating Club has had a busy fall session. New and returning skaters have worked hard to develop their skills. Advanced CanSkate and Star Skaters dazzled the audience with solo performances during the Club’s Stars on Ice Show, December 1. The show was followed by the Club’s annual … Continue reading

New Ice Rental Allocation Policy Approved

New Ice Rental Allocation Policy Approved
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Last month, Council approved a new ice rental allocation policy to tighten up and clarify the process and conditions surrounding ice rental contracts.  User groups will no longer be able to cancel booked ice rentals by providing 30 days written notice.  This practice has pushed the responsibility of finding replacement … Continue reading

The Community Centre Fundraising Effort Gets Going

The Community Centre Fundraising Effort Gets Going
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Donning custom embroidered toques representing their first fundraising initiative, Co- Chairs of the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre Fundraising Committee Matthew Graham and Dorothea Kelly Hines gave Council an enthusiastic update on their plans for the project and their progress to date at the December 18th Council meeting.  The committee has … Continue reading

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer

Preventing Concussions Should Be a No-Brainer
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What do Ken Dryden and Gordon Stringer have in common? They both want action to help prevent concussion injuries in all Canadians who engage in sports. As Ken Dryden puts it, they want a “game change.” Both are moved by tragedies – in the case of Ken Dryden, his recently … Continue reading

Millbrook Stars Bantam Green Wins Silver Stick Tournament

Millbrook Stars Bantam Green Wins Silver Stick Tournament
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On Friday November 17th, the Millbrook Stars Bantam Green travelled to Lambton Shores to compete in the International Silver Stick Regional tournament.  We played our first game against Strathroy Rockets Blue and pulled off a 4 – 0 victory giving our Goalie his 1st tournament shutout. Our second game of … Continue reading