Friday August 18, 2017

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Chiefs looking forward to training camp

By Tyler Revoy

 

The Lakefield Chiefs sponsored by Hendren Funeral Homes are excited to announce their training camp which gets under way in less than two weeks. The Chiefs camp will be Friday August 25th 8:15-10:15pm at the Evinrude, Saturday August 26th 7-9pm at the Evinrude, and Tuesday September 5th 7-9pm at the Lakefield Smith Community Center. Cost of the camp is $75 per player. Registration is now open on the Lakefield Chiefs website.

The Lakefield Chiefs in collaboration with the Lakefield Minor Hockey Association are proud to announce the first annual “Future Chiefs Hockey School.” The Hockey school is open to players age 5 and up, boys and girls. Cost of the hockey school is $85 and each player will get 4.5 hours of on ice training as well as a t-shirt. Instructors include current Lakefield Chiefs and alumni, along with coaches. There are additional hours for just goalies. Sign up details along with dates can be found on the Chiefs website.

 

Thomas Toth only Canadian in top 100

In early 2016, Thomas Toth, seemingly came out of nowhere and ran 1:04:26 at the Houston Half-Marathon. Since then, he has won the Canadian Half-Marathon Championships and represented Canada at the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships. In April, Thomas ran the Hamburg Marathon, his debut for that distance, to join a very exclusive club: Canadians who have run the IAAF World Championship men’s marathon standard. He got under the necessary mark by just two seconds.

Thomas was chosen by Team Canada to represent our nation in England at The London World Championship Track & Field competition on Sunday, August 7.

Thomas ran the marathon at 5:55 am our time and ran it in 2:23:45 placing 54th with his wife Mikaela, his older brother Christopher and Christopher’s girlfriend Emma Gillen cheering him on as he crossed the finish line. He was the first and only Canadian to place in the top 100. The First place runner had a time of 2:08:27.

 

Thomas (left) and his brother Christopher in England following  the London World Championship Track & Field event on August 7.

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Lakefield Basketball Camp gets a Jumpstart

BY TERRY GILLIS

 

Now in its second year, the Lakefield Basketball Camp is the brainchild of three fathers looking for sports related activities for children to do during the summer that would enhance their skills while at the same time provide lots of fun.

Last year, co-founders Mark Hinan, Derek Doucet and Ben Vanderheide started a week-long basketball camp program which is geared to children ages four to ten and at various stages of development and experience.

What started out as three parents inviting a few friends to enrol their kids in the camp last year has grown to sixty energetic young athletes this year. Because of the construction delays at the new Lakefield District Public School, Lakefield College School offered the parents the use of their gym and facilities for camp.

Ben Vanderheide said that they were very fortunate to be under the umbrella of Lakefield Baptist Church. As a result of the organization, they are now being supported by the Jumpstart program and both Peterborough Canadian Tire stores.

Jumpstart Director Eric Cartlidge, Chemong Canadian Tire owner Markus Weinbrecht and Lansdowne Canadian Tire owner Craig Salkeld attended the Lakefield Basketball camp on July 26 and were very pleased with the program.

Currently the Basketball camp is run by five parents: Mark Hinan, Derek Doucet, Ben Vanderheide, Janice Blondin and Andy Wehrspann with the aid of four high school volunteers.

The goal for the camp is to keep kids active and outside. Camp runs from 9 a.m - 1 p.m. daily and the fee is nominal.

Ben said that they wanted to make the camp accessible to all the kids from Lakefield and Warsaw so they only charge $50 a week per athlete “so that we can reach the wide range of socioeconomic families in the village.” The camp also offers sponsorships for those who can’t afford the fees.

For more information parents can visit the Lakefield Basketball Camp website at: https://lakefieldbasketballcamp.wordpress.com  or contact Ben Vanderheide at lakefieldbasketball@gmail.com

 

 

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