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Local legions recognize students

June 25, 2014

Veterans at the Baron Byng and Dawes Road legions recently met to recognize achievements by two local high school students. Zara Ahmad, a Grade 10 student who lives nearby the Branch 11 Royal Canadian Legion on Dawes Road, received awards and a bursary in a June 4 ceremony at the branch for winning silver in […]

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Bard in the Park marks 10 years with (Shakespearean) tragedy

A foaming shore, a wind-shaked surge, grief of a “flood-gate and o’erbearing nature” – Shakespeare’s words for stormy weather rang especially true last week when Bard in the Park staged Othello at Kew Gardens. The outdoor play got flooded and rained on, almost at the same time. Hours before the show last Monday night, director […]

The greatest Priolo that ever lived

Carmin Priolo is a star prize for a horoscope writer. He was born the day Nazi Germany signed its surrender: May 7, 1945. When his father drove to the hospital, people jumped on his car and yelled, “Peace! The war is over!” “Everyone said, ‘You’re destined to be great,’” Priolo says, shaking ice in his […]

Student mixes it up at Skills Canada

Seventeen year-old Catherine Mathewson has an eye for colour, and for cars. Mathewson’s car painting skills just won her a silver medal at the Skills Canada trades contest in Mississauga, adding extra shine beside the bronze she won in Vancouver last year. But by size alone, the Grade 12 student’s biggest prize is the blue […]

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