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Canadian Welterweight Champion Cody “The Crippler” Crowley returns to the Memorial Cantre in Peterborough on May 5 to defend his title
Homecoming III: Mayhem at Memorial
On May 5, CCC Promotions returns to the Peterborough Memorial Centre, as two of Canada’s top Welterweights duke it out at “Homecoming III: Mayhem at Memorial.”
CPBC International Super-Welterweight Champion and Peterborough loyalist, Cody “The Crippler” Crowley, will return home from his training camp in Las Vegas to take on Hamilton-based up-and-comer Kevin Higson.
Higson, WBA-NABA Canada Super Welterweight Champion, is Crowley’s toughest competitor yet, winning 12 of his 14 professional fights by going the full distance. Higson, who is on a 5 fight win streak, has notable wins over fellow Canadian contenders Phil Rose, Ryan Young and Junmar Emon.
In this epic main event, Peterborough favourite and top seed Cody Crowley, looks to defend his CPBC title on home turf. In addition to putting his title in line, The Crippler will be fighting for the vacant CPBC Canadian title which will let the world know who is the best welterweight boxer in Canada.
Crowley is a dominating force in the Canadian boxing scene and is determined to earn his way to the top, by only taking on qualified opponents to get there. The fighter is gradually reaching the pinnacle of his craft, with the help of elite-level coaching staff and training partners.
When Cody is not in training camp preparing for his own bouts, he is sparring with the likes of world champion and boxing megastar Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. to help them prepare for theirs.
In the main event of Homecoming II, CCC’s last event held on September 30th of 2017, Crowley finished off Jamaican journeyman Richard Holmes with a relentless assault. The challenger Holmes quit after a receiving a barrage of blows and essentially being forced to go into survival mode. To the dismay of many in attendance, Holmes refused to continue to fight after being put down twice by body shots.
Crowley’s longtime manager and trainer, Ibn Cason, wants to make things right for Peterborough fight fans this time around.
Cason, who expressed his unfavourable opinion of Holmes’ early exit, promised to ensure Crowley’s next opponent be a credible fighter known to be tough and resilient. CCC Promotions’ has found that eligible contender in Higson, who has earned his spot as of one Canada’s top prospects.
“I want somebody who is going to give Cody a couple of different looks and who is actually going to come to fight and not go into survival mode,” Cason told The Peterborough Examiner after the last show.
“I’ve seen these fighters fight before and they’ll fight but, for some reason, when they fight Cody it seems like they just want to survive. That may be because of Cody, I don’t know, because I don’t know what it feels like to be punched by him and to have relentless pressure on him with no break. Most people can’t keep the pace Cody keeps.”
For Southern Ontario fight fans, this is an East vs. West war that they will not want to miss.
Tickets go on sale Feb. 2 online at www.MemorialCentre.ca or by calling 705-743-3561.
Kawartha Haliburton Trappers Carnival coming to Apsley
Kawartha Nordic Ski Club Open for Business
Kawartha Haliburton Trappers Association will host the 42nd Annual Trappers Carnival on Saturday, March 3rd from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the North Kawartha Community Centre located at 340 McFadden Road, Apsley.
The Trappers Carnival will feature all-day fur handling demonstrations by trappers of all ages, amazing door prizes, games such as “Guess the Weight of the Beaver”, and numerous skills competitions including trap-setting, pelt preparation, nail-driving and more. Visitors can experience Canada’s rich fur harvesting legacy with over 300 other guests and dozens of vendors to access services such as on-site knife sharpening, fur remodeling and repair, new and custom fur creations, trapper information and numerous vendors offering a variety of trapping and hunting-related equipment and supplies.
• Free admission
• Free parking
• Dozens of vendors
• Door Prizes
• Refreshments available on site
• Competitions, game and demonstrations for all ages
First held in 1976, the Trappers Carnival was introduced by the not-for-profit Kawartha Haliburton Trappers Association as a fun and interactive way to promote education and increase awareness about fur harvesting and trapping. The goal of the event is to promote responsible fur management and provide public education for those who are unfamiliar with the industry.
With all the snow that has fallen over the last week, Kawartha Nordic trails are in beautiful condition. The groomers have been out carving beautiful tracks, creating a paradise for cross country skiers. All 46 km of classic and 27 km of skate ski trails are open, as well as the snowshoe trails.
Kawartha Nordic has come a long way since its rustic beginnings. While the setting in the Peterborough Crown Game Preserve remains unmatched for its wilderness feel and the warm up cabins have kept their charm, the main chalet is much larger and brighter than the previous one. Unplug for a while along the trail, or in the comforting wood heat of our trail-side cabins.
If you’ve never ventured to Kawartha Nordic, you will be surprised to find a beautiful winter oasis tucked into the woods just 40 minutes north of Peterborough on Highway 28. You can even ski at night under the stars or on the 2 km of lit trails in the vicinity of the main chalet.
Rental classic and skate skis are available Monday to Friday from 10 am – 4 pm and on the weekend from 9 am – 4 pm. The trails are open 24/7. You can pay per visit at the trails or buy a season’s pass. Visit the website for up-to-date trail conditions, rates and directions.
The Gardens of Peterborough Sponsors Senior Skating
The Township of Selwyn is excited to announce that The Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Communities is our new sponsor for senior skating at the Ennismore Community Centre. By being a sponsor, The Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Communities has committed to covering the admission fees for the remainder of the season for all senior public skates.
Senior Skating takes place every Monday at the Ennismore Community Centre from 1:00p.m .to 3:00p.m. for everyone 55+.
The first sponsored skate took place on February 12 and will carry on for the remainder of the season. Please visit our public skating schedule at www.selwyntownship.ca.
About The Gardens of Peterborough:
The Gardens of Peterborough are the premier retirement communities in Peterborough and the Kawartha’s. Whether it’s fully independent living, a little help with medications, or the caring support of their “Enriched Care®” Assisted Living program with access to 24 hour on-site Registered Nursing, The Gardens of Peterborough offers the most complete range of services, amenities, and Care that you can find. The Gardens is comprised of Empress Gardens, Princess Gardens, Royal Gardens and Canterbury Gardens.
Make sure you stop by the Ennismore Community Centre and enjoy free seniors skating sponsored by The Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Communities!
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