City hosts provincial ball championships

Games Victorians played Who does not have a vision of the stern and unsmiling Victorian staring out of a black and white photograph? Coping with the rigours of 19th cen- tury life sure seemed to have taken a toll on people’s sense of fun. Or did it? Visitors to Upper Canada Village this weekend will find out that our ances- tors enjoyed many diversions and pas- times, from puzzles, baseball and parlour games to cricket, croquinole and croquet. For more information visit or or call the Customer Service Unit at 613-543-4328 (locally) or at 800-437-2233. Bereaved Families Bereaved Families of Ontario will holding a meeting Aug. 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 216 Montreal Road. There is no charge for admission. For more information, call 613-936-1455. Vehicle fire snuffed A vehicle fire was put out with a mininal amount of fire personnel on Seventh Street West Thursday evening. The quickly extinguished the blaze with four firefighters manning one ve- hicle around 7:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Seventh Street West. The fire preven- tion unit was sent to investigate. TO THE POINT News in brief from Cornwall and the surrounding area rance on his backbumper and Dale Planck now running third as the feature got to the halfway point. The leaders got into slower cars and Ter- rance made a good move to pass McDonald with 17 laps completed. Terrance got away from the rest of the field and won his second feature of the season over McDonald and Planck completed the podium. In the Evans Bus Line 15-lap semi-pro fea- ture, Derek Cryderman took the lead on Lap 5 and went on to win his second race of the season over Andrew Giroux and newcomer Nicolas Gauvreau. The Crazy Dave DJ Services Mini-Stock feature saw Martin Bernard took the early lead in the 12-lap event. Bernard led wire to wire and captured his second feature of the season in front of Mathieu Aubin and Gaucher. The biggest event of the season is near as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will be at Cornwall Sunday with all the biggest stars on the circuit such as Steve Kinser, Joey Saldana, Donny Schatz, Sammy Swindell and several others. Along with the WOO will be the modifieds and the lone visit of the lightning sprints.

“The teams will be phenomenal.” The tournament kicks off with a banquet on July 23rd at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 297 and action gets underway the following day with the first game at 8:30 am, followed by the opening ceremonies at 11 am. The Black Sox will take to the field immediately afterwards for their first game of the tournament. All of the games will be played at Lutt Bergeron Sr. Memorial Field in Legion Park, at the corner of Race and Marlborough Streets, just east of Cornwall's downtown Lamoureux Park. Article courtesy of ChooseCornwall

on Lap 21. Yetman fromCastleton, N.Y., still in the lead on the following green as Joey Ladouceur got two spots and took second. At the halfway point, Yetman, Ladouceur, Lalonde, Aubin and Chip Smith, were the Top 5, but Lalonde spun in Turn 2, losing his valuable third spot and the field was brought together. On the restart, Ladouceur found some speed on the top side and got by Yetman fo the lead on Lap 27 as Chip Smith was now running third after having a great restart. Ladouceur started to pull away from the field as Dan Desnoyers stopped in the back- shoot and the yellow flag was out on Lap 33. Ladouceur and Yetman were racing to- gether as Aubin passed Smith for third. Ladouceur led the final circuit to capture his first DIRTcar Series race of 2012 and 99th career win. Yetman, Aubin, Michel Des- jardins and Smith rounded out the Top 5. The 50-lap DIRTcar Sportsman Series fea- ture saw Gary Lindberg got the initial lead followed by Josh VanBrocklin and Dan Wiesner in third. Lindberg quickly got into traffic on Lap 6 just as a car stopped on the backstretch on the following lap. Lindberg got a good lead over Wiesner as “The Women Gather” is not a work of sci- ence fiction rather a learning journey with which that readers can identify. The mem- bers of the Norean Order feel ready for their re-entry into the world outside of Lemuria to carry the message forward. The book portrays the potential future for men and women alike. Lemuria, Ontario, at a teaching retreat for women, founded by Nora Fényes-Bryson to provide a safe haven for women so that they could rediscover their true selves and make the world a better place. With time, the Norean Order spread throughout the world. Women from various Sanctuaries are now attending the International “Gath- ering” Symposium to report on their re- searched progress and evolution. Starting in the late 1990s, “The Women Gather” journals the phases our society has gone through, the problems and resistance encountered and projects a world into the year 2066. in Lethbridge, Alberta. Cornwall District Minor Baseball Presi- dent Susan Poirier said the tournament will help to showcase Legion Park, the Cornwall Little League and the entire City. Over 100 out-of-town players and coaches will be taking part in the week-long event, not to mention parents and other supporters that are sure to be in attendance as well. It will also be a great experience for the 13- and 14-year-olds on the Black Sox roster, who will get to compete in front of a home- town crowd. “It’s exciting for all of the boys. They’ve never been in a tournament like this,” said Mrs. Poirier.

By Kevin Lajoie

The Journal Joey Ladouceur climbed all the way form 10th position to win the Alexandria Home Hardware 50 at the Cornwall Motor Speedway Sunday night. Rob Yetman and François Adam were on the top row of the 23-car field that took the initial green in the Alexandria Home Hard- ware 50. Yetman led the first lap as several cars got together in Turn 4. Yetman got a good jump as Marc Lalonde and Roch Aubin slipped by Adam for the top three spots. Joey Ladouceur quickly got to fourth after starting tenth and challenged Lalonde using the bottom lane. Ghislain Valade hit the wall hard in Turn 4 and the yellow lights were back on with six laps in the books. Yetman had another strong start as Lalonde got second over Aubin. The Alexandria driver charged back to sec- ond on the next lap and pursued the leader with a dozen laps in the books. Lalonde regained second as the leaders were caught with a slower car with 33 laps to go. Flagman Jason Aikman brought the caution “We live in a period of history which has the potential to be the most enlightened. Yet, it has become almost expected that we adopt a blaming, pessimistic, dark at- titude, both for today and for what lies ahead.” “The Women Gather”, reflects author, Katalin Kennedy’s passion to put forth her belief that the world can, indeed, create a more positive future. Katalin’s optimistic attitude is not surpris- ing. She and her family escaped Hungary in 1956 and immigrated as refugees to Canada. She graduated fromOttawa’s Car- leton University and has managed major national projects as Program Consultant on Seniors’ and Women’s Issues with Health Canada. She now lives in Cornwall and writes the monthly Kindness column for Seaway News. “The Women Gather” takes place in The road to the national junior baseball championship will travel through Corn- wall this year. Cornwall District Minor Baseball is host- ing the 2012 Junior Ontario Provincials which run until Saturday at Lutt Bergeron Sr. Memorial Field in Legion Park. The Cornwall Black Sox will carry the hometown colours as they compete against seven champion teams from various dis- tricts across Ontario, including Oakville, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brockville, Orleans and East Nepean. The winning team will earn a trip to the Canadian championships The Journal

World can have more positive future, says local author

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Ladouceur, Herbison DIRTcar Series winners at Cornwall Motor Speed way

Martin Pelletier was now third. Wiesner got high in Turn 4, Pelletier and VanBrocklin got by. The leaders were back in the slower cars with 20 laps in the books; VanBrocklin took second in these conditions and then took the lead on lap 27 over Lindberg. Tabatha Murphy got off the track and yel- low was out two laps later. VanBrocklin led four more laps before Guy Ouellette brought the field together. The leaders got a good lead on the rest of the field with 15 laps to go. Brian Comeau spun out just in front of the leaders as Van- Brocklin and Lindberg got tangle with the leader ending their hope to win. Chris Herbison was the new leader in front of Pelletier and Dan Wiesner with only 10 laps to be completed. Herbison led the last portion to win the DIRTcar Series event in front of Pelletier and Jalbert. Brian McDonald got a great lead in the 30- lap Jiffy Auto Service Modified Feature as Carey Terrance quickly got second and Luke Whitteker in third. Bruno Lepage got high in the backstretch and flipped hard and the red flag came out. On the restart, McDonald in first with Ter-

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