Russell Community Sport Club holds AGM


Ça flotte à Rivière Castor!

Sherwood Nature Trail dedication, and

completed a cedar tree planting project

on the north and west sides of the tennis

courts for beauty and wind protection.

RUSSELL| The Russell Community

The club plans to resurface the courts

Sport Club held its annual general

and light them for evening play in

meeting recently, re-electing the

future, as well as resolve parking/paving

board of directors comprised of


Mark Lalonde, president, Greg

President Lalonde said he recognized

Rokosh, vice-president, Nanno

the support of the township, particularly

Habets, treasurer, Rick Renaud,

Jacques Lortie, Gerry Leroux and the

secretary, and directors Chris Tuck,

arena staff, who helped install parking

Nick Bergeron, Tracy Chapman and

curbs, roadside and parking area lighting

Chris Oriwol.

as well as some landscaping and repairs.

The club was created in response to

Rock-Kin the Night Away

a Township of Russell decision to close

the Sport and Youth Centre in 2008.

The youth centre had been a popular

venue for local young people and held

dances, games, parties, trips and

provided a safe hang-out space. The

funds to build the centre had originally

been raised by local teens and the land

leased free of charge from the English

public school board.

The township’s unpopular decision

Pour une deuxième année consécutive, les élèves de la 8 e

année de l’école publique

to close the centre because of costs

De la Rivière Castor ont pris part mardi de la semaine dernière à la compétition

roused the RCSC members who did not

de bateaux en carton à l’école Jockvale. Ce tournoi, organisé par Compétences

want to see the building, which was

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frequently used by the Russell Soccer

Club amongst other groups, close.

In 2010 the club took over

management of the building, the tennis

courts and skateboard park. The centre

was partially funded then by $15,000

received from the Police Village of

Russell. It also has rental fee income

and charitable donations.

In 2011 the group purchased a large

screen, projector system, surround

sound and popcorn machine, then

offered Family Movie Nights. The

Submitted photo

organization launched a tennis

Doug Anthony and Connie Johnston

program with a certified tennis

pose for Kin Club’s Rock-Kin the

instructor, and a TRYit golf program

Night Away ‘50s and ‘60s party

for youth in July.

coming up February 11. There will be

The club acted as the main sponsor

great prizes for best costumes,

for the second annual Russell Run. The

bubble gum blowing contest, limbo

centre is located beside the Russell High

dance as well as spot dances.

School track and provided an ideal

Limited tickets are available at RJ’s

venue for organizers to handle

Convenience, Pierre et Fils

registration, food, first aid, etc. It is

Depanneur and from Connie

also headquarters during soccer

Johnston 613-445-3587. Funds raised


go to the Military Families Fund.

The club sponsored the Dick

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