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William and Thomas Ryan wave their flags at last year's Canada Day celebration in Greenwood Park. File photo.

Surprises scheduled for Canada Day

Petrolia residents are getting ready to party. The town of Petrolia announced last week that they would be bringing back their Canada Day Parade in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

This year will mark the 30th year that the Nicol Scholarship has been awarded at LCCVI. Former scholar Lindsay Core is working to garner community support in keeping the tradition alive for years to come.

Former scholar working to continue tradition

Kelly Wilks has big plans for her post-secondary school education – she’s heading to Wilfrid Laurier University in September to study Human Rights and Human Justice. The program will take her abroad where she will study at the University of Sussex in England for three years.

Co-Artistic Directors for the VPP, David Hogan and David Rogers, were honoured on the opening night of Fiddler on the Moose for their contributions to the theatre. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

D2 Entertainment surprised with honour

It was surprise that washed over David Rogers and David Hogan on opening night of Fiddler on the Moose. The Co-Artistic Directors said when it comes to the first big night, they tend to stick to a usual script, a formality that audiences have grown accustomed to. But things were a little different this time.

Charlie Fairbank was surprised Monday night by the Scouts when they presented him with a canoe paddle and camping chair made especially for him. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Year end bbq brings special surprise

After a hike on the Fairbank Nature Trail last Monday night, the First Petrolia Scouts presented Charlie Fairbank with a special thank you gift – a canoe paddle and camping chair, made by the scouts themselves during their woodworking sessions.

Leila Core performed Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ for the crowd last Wednesday. Melissa Schilz/Postmedia Network

Artistic tradition continues

Students at LCCVI hosted their annual Arts Appreciation Night last Wednesday, welcoming both parents and students to an evening celebrating the arts.

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Plane clipped trees

A pilot returning to a Southwestern Ontario airfield died after his small plane struck trees near the runway, an investigator said Monday.