Posts Tagged ‘Canadian’

  • Chatham’s Relay for Life cancelled

    Mar 30, 20 • 0 Views • COVID-19, Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    By Bruce Corcoran A huge fundraiser for the Chatham-Kent branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, Relay for Life, has been cancelled as a COVID-19 precaution. Cindy Vinall, senior manager of community offices for Ontario region, said the Chatham-Kent branch of...

  • Proud to be Canadian

    Nov 6, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News3 Comments

    “They came here with 10 children and suitcases.” This from Nancy Vandermeer when talking about her parents, Arend and Aaltje Bisschop, who came to Chatham from Holland in 1949. Vandermeer, one of three children who were born in Canada, said the Canadian...

  • Wanderlust, Wicks style

    Oct 30, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    C-K photographer captures the beauty of the Rockies Kyle Wicks’ love of capturing the beauty of the great outdoors took on a new twist recently. The local shutterbug and GoPro-sponsored photographer took a three-week road trip out west, with his target...

  • Volunteers needed

    Aug 15, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society, and it is in need of organizational help. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. The event takes...

  • Sasseville wins national silver

    Aug 13, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local SportsNo Comments

    Chatham Pool Shark Genevieve Sasseville, 16, is all smiles after capturing silver on the weekend in the 100m fly at the Canadian Swimming Championships in Winnipeg. Sasseville led the race until the final few metres, touching second at the wall with a time of...

  • Relay raises $30K

    Jun 11, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Cancer survivors surrounded by their families and friends made their way around the track at Chatham-Kent Secondary School at this year’s Relay For Life on Friday. More than $30,000 was raised at this year’s event, which goes towards research and...

  • Dealing in daffodil pins

    Apr 23, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Noreen Burchiel, a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, sells daffodil pins outside of Food Basics in Chatham recently. The society runs a spring daffodil campaign each spring. Burchiel said sales during her volunteer time went very well, as “the...

  • Dutch heritage

    Feb 6, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, ViewpointNo Comments

    Canada has a long and very friendly relationship with Holland and its Dutch peoples. From the waves of immigrants who came to Canada to start a new life in between 1892-1911, 1923-1930 and 1947-1960, to a grateful nation for Canada’s role in liberating...

  • Run for the Cure fundraising kings and queens

    Nov 13, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Top fundraising earners from the recent Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure event in Chatham are pictured here with volunteer participant engagement lead Karen Vince, second from the left in the back row. The Sept. 30 event was the first Run for the...

  • Remembering our history

    Sep 12, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Nearly 100 people looked to the past and discussed the present on Friday in Mitchell’s Bay at a ceremony held to commemorate the forced migration of Japanese-Canadians to this area during the Second World War. The end result of more than two years of work,...