Millbrook Stars Tyke Team Comes to Play

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This weekend, the Millbrook Tyke team coached by Josh Gardner participated in the Tyke Hockey Showdown tournament in Peterborough where 32 teams joined up to show their stuff and compete for a full-size model of the Stanley Cup trophy.  Knowing the Millbrook squad had won the tournament the previous year, … Continue reading

Local Hockey Player to Represent Canada in Europe this Spring

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Maryann Caldwell Paige Coulter- Vansickle is a twelve year old grade 7 student at Millbrook South Cavan School in Millbrook. Unbeknownst to her and her family, Paige was being watched by hockey scouts this past October. As a result, she has been invited to play hockey on an International select … Continue reading

Three Millbrook Teams Compete in the largest Atom tournament in North America

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Karen Graham What began as a typical one day, 8 team tournament in 1958 has blossomed into a five day event as this year’s Peterborough Liftlock Atom Hockey tournament includes 116 teams, up more than 20 from last year. With divisions from all levels of play from all-star to house … Continue reading

‘Like Chess on Ice’

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  Sarah Sobanski It’s 7 p.m Tuesday night, and the ice pad at the Omemee Curling Club [OCC] is filled to capacity. Players of all ages, beginners to experts, all of different fitness levels, return regularly for league night. The atmosphere is light and full of camaraderie. The oldest member … Continue reading

Local Explorers’ Group Try Their Hands at Fencing

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Karen Graham Last week the local explorer group tried a new sport with some pretty unusual equipment. They met with two instructors at the Peterborough Fencing Club who were happy to demonstrate their skills to this group of eager participants who were looking to expand their horizons by trying new … Continue reading

“Don’t Bank on Ice in Millbrook Arena before September 28”

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Leonard Knott A frustrated group representing Millbrook Minor Hockey and the Millbrook Figure Skating Club led by Kym Dunlop appeared before Cavan Monaghan Township Council on August 31 to ask that Millbrook Arena’s rinks open on September 21st, a week earlier than currently planned. A week makes all the difference when … Continue reading

International Competition Experience Inspires Local Youth

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Karen Graham In case you missed it, Cody Caldwell’s Wheelchair Rugby Team took the gold medal in last month’s Para Pan Games, beating out the rival US team in a tight game. The team started slow and was behind half way through the event, but brought a strong finish, edging … Continue reading

September is National Yoga Awareness Month

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 Sarah Sobanski It may be time to hang up that swim suit as summer comes to a close, but don’t let a lack of incentive steer you away from the benefits of regular exercise. Keep the routine from getting repetitive with a new class – fresh faces and finding muscles … Continue reading

Local Skating Club Builds Skills and Confidence On and Off the Ice

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Karen Graham The local figure skating club has acquired more ice time this year, hoping to continue their momentum as their membership grows. Theirs is a very inclusive group, providing skill development at seven levels of proficiency, from beginners aged three to five just learning to keep upright on their … Continue reading

Get a Bicycle Boost with an E-Bike

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Karen Graham So you’ve seen the signs and read about the beautiful cycle routes in and around the area.  The trouble is, those magnificent views touted in the write ups required mounting a formidable hill to take in the panoramic view.  If the idea of peddling your way to the … Continue reading

Wheelchair Rugby Athlete Cody Caldwell is Readyfor the Para Pan Am Games

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Karen Graham Last Saturday, Canada’s Wheelchair Rugby team reunited again in London, Ontario for the final preparations for the first ever Wheelchair Rugby competition in the Para Pan Am Games.  Local team member Cody Caldwell, who was profiled in November 2013 when he earned a spot on the team, is … Continue reading