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Aquatics Centre and St. Marys YMCA offer dual access during April and May

Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 10:00 AM

Trial partnership part of Recreation and Leisure Services Master Plan implementation

The Town of St. Marys is partnering with Stratford-Perth Family YMCA so that Pyramid Recreation Centre Aquatics Centre pass holders and St. Marys YMCA members can benefit from both facilities during the months of April and May.

YMCA members will simply need to show their membership cards at Pyramid Recreation Centre Guest Services to get free access to the Aquatics Centre and most of its drop-in programs during this...

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Local firefighters use St. Marys Quarry for ice rescue training

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2018 03:00 PM

The St. Marys Quarry is more than just Canada’s largest outdoor freshwater swimming pool. On Saturday, March 24, 2018, local firefighters used the Quarry to conduct ice rescue training, during which live “victims” were pulled from a pre-cut opening in the water.

The exercise was an opportunity for firefighters to try out their new ice rescue equipment. “Last year, we were able to purchase some dry suits, helmets, personal floatation devices and a Rapid Deployment Craft” said Fire Chief Richard “Andy”...

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Town seeking volunteers to visit or provide telephone reassurance to local seniors

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 09:15 AM

Programs enhance wellness through the prevention of social isolation 

The Town of St. Marys Senior Services Department is tackling the issue of social isolation among seniors through its volunteer visiting and telephone reassurance programs, which are partially funded by the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). As the number of citizens entering their golden years continues to grow, so has the need for such services. Both programs currently have a waiting list, which is why the...

Final phase of work on Cadzow Park now underway

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 09:00 AM

Splash pad, pavilion and performing arts stage to be built this summer

The Town of St. Marys is in the final phase of a multi-year plan to revitalize Cadzow Park. Over the next several months, a splash pad, pavilion and performing arts stage will be added to the park. The parking lot will also be expanded as part of the project, which aims to make Cadzow the premiere family park in St. Marys.

Work on the park gets underway this week and will continue throughout the spring and summer. The majority of...

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Homegrown talent to headline Stonetown Heritage Festival

Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 12:45 PM

Two nights of entertainment at this year’s festival

Homegrown talent will be centre stage at this year’s Stonetown Heritage Festival, taking place Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14.

Saturday night’s iconic street dance will be headlined by St. Marys native “Darcy John” Scheuerman, whose upbeat mix of country, rock and pop will have Queen Street jumping in advance of the popular Rotary fireworks.

Darcy John currently lives in Nashville and is recording his first album. “I've had a dream since I was...