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The 09 Riverside Rangers are a remarkable group of 9 and 10 year old boys and girls who’s accomplishments in their young careers have exceeded expectations. Led by Coaches Shaun Ashton & Ryan Bentley the team emerged from the Bluewater League this season with an astounding 25-1-0 record. After defeating the Glanbrook Rangers of the Niagara District Hockey League and the Oakville Rangers of the Tri-County Hockey League, the reigning 2018 OMHA Novice Major A West Champs are looking for a repeat this year as they take on the Innisfil Winterhawks for the 2019 OMHA Title and coveted Red Hats.
Other accolades of the 2019 campaign include being Ranked #1 in the province amongst A Division teams by myhockeyrankings.com as well as being crowned Champions of the Belle River Randy Merten/ Dan Holland Memorial Tournament in the AA division.
In an effort to show community pride and support for this group of young athletes we invite everyone who would like to come to the games on Saturday, March 23rd @ 3:20pm and Sunday, March 24th @ 3:20pm. Both games will be held at The WFCU Centre on the AM800 pad. Admission is free. It’s a great opportunity for young kids who might be interested in playing to see how much fun the game can be and how it can bring a community together. We would encourage everybody including past & present Rangers to bring the family.
Don’t forget to wear your red, white and blue.
I am a single mom with three children who attend the Windsor Catholic school system. My son attends Holy Names High School and my two daughters attend St. Gabriel. The kids' dad passed away about a year and a half ago and the schools have been supportive during this difficult time. I would like to share with you how two very special teachers at St. Gabriel School went out of their way to do something special for my daughters and myself. The other day my girls came home from school and presented me with a black forest birthday cake that they made at school with the help of their former first grade teacher, Mrs. LeBlanc and their present fourth grade teacher, Mr. Rankin. These kind, wonderful teachers spent their time and money and put a proud spark in my daughters' eyes that has been missing as of late. The cake was the tangible gift but a far more important gift was received. Hats off and a big THANK YOU to all those teachers who go the extra mile for their students; especially Mrs. LeBlanc and Mr. Rankin!
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A proud blessed mom
This weekend is the Dynomite Exhibit at Devonshire Mall. There are animatronic dinosaurs placed throughout the mall behind ropes.
I just want to say shame on the multitude of parents who let their children run rampant and destroy the exhibits. It was disgusting to see so many "parents" giggling and filming while their demon spawn pulled out plants, climbed on the dinosaurs and flung around pieces of the exhibit. Have some class and teach your children manners. I'm glad I went and got security. Unfortunately there were only two and they had their hands full at the exhibits all night trying to stop people from being morons. Kudos to those security guys, they were awesome.
Last night me an my family went out to dinner at gilligan's on walker road. That is my boys favorite restaurant. We were enjoying everything about our night out as a family, giggling, playing games an eating good food. People would look at us an just smile,they knew we were just having a great time. After a great dinner we proceeded to go pay for our meal,an the waitress said i need to have your bill please an have a great night. Our bill was 70$, i just stood there an didn't understand. She then said this lovely couple had paid for our bill. I was so shocked . I couldnt thank them enough, out of all the people in the restaurant they picked us. Im so happy to see that there are amazing people still in this world. To the couple that paid for our dinner, you made our night even more memorable.
Around 5:00pm today (3/ 8/ 19) I was driving down McNorton on my way to a work meeting. I saw a large dog run onto the road from one of the side streets. The car in front of me hit it with such force the poor thing flew into the air & crashed back onto the road. I slammed on the brakes, already feeling in shock. The driver kept driving. I wasn't sure what to do. Stay or chase down the driver. I stayed, blocking traffic & got out. People honked. I didn't care.The dog limped back over to my side of the street. He/ she was crying/ howling. He/ she made it to the grass & layed down. I honestly didn't know what to do. 2 young girls came running & fell to the grass holding the dog & crying. A guy had his cell phone out filming the whole thing. I honestly didn't know what to do. I heard someone say they were going to call 911. Would they come for a dog? I don't know. Finally a blonde lady who had been driving from the other direction took charge & asked the girls if they wanted her to bring the dog to the vet. I moved my car & went on to my meeting, crying all the way. I've never witnessed anything more heartbreaking. For the person driving, I know it was an accident, but how could you keep driving like nothing had even happened. I can't stop thinking about it. Does anyone know what happened to the dog? Did the lady bring him to the vet? Did he make it?
Friday March 1, my husband was at fresh co on Wyandotte and Laporte. He collapsed in the parking lot, a wonderful lady ran in the store and got some firemen who happened to be shopping. I want to thank you all, unfortunately he did not make it, but I'm glad he wasn't alone at the end. Thank you again.
So I'm at Costco today in Windsor walking through the parking lot. I'm walking up the isle from my parking spot to the entrance.
This lady is at the back of her SUV with her huge box on a trolley, and the back hatch open. All I catch is the man who is beside her say something to the effect that it was good timing he came out when he did, so he could help her, seeing he is parked right next to her. Like I said, I was just walking by, but I saw him proceed to help the lady load this huge box into her SUV, and I heard her thank the man. I just thought that was sweet, and it put a smile on my face. Kindness, pass it on.
I want to thank a few people here. On Wed night I had to call 911, My husband was having some heart issues. Windsor EMS service arrived and they were amazing. I wish I had gotten their names, but the female, she was so good inserting the IV into my husband (he is deathly afraid of needles) that he didnt have time to react. Then at Hotel Dieu Ouellette Campus the medical staff were awesome. My husband was seen to quickly, medication administered and finally the paddles. His heart issues were righted, and we were out 4 hours after he was first taken to the hospital.
Dr. Thompson in the ER , all the nursing staff, thank you for having the most awesome bedside manners and allowing this wife to relax a bit. Thank you for taking such great care of my husband and for putting my mind at ease with the shocking thing.
Follow up He is now wearing a loop monitor for 2 weeks, and has a cardiologist appt on Mar 14 to see what caused the issues to begin with. Hopefully all this gets sorted and nothing like this ever happens again.