3.5 C
Monday, February 24, 2020
Connecting Our Communities

Local athletes’ accomplishments to be recognized at Wellesley’s annual community BBQ Friday, June 21


News Briefs

Woolwich nixes traffic islands Displeased with the troublesome pedestrian islands installed during the Region of Waterloo’s reconstruction of Church Street...

20-year-old agreement causes a stir

An Elmira environmentalist’s “smoking gun” appears to be shooting blanks. Al Marshall, a long-time critic of cleanup efforts at...

Forks up to farmers on well-timed Agriculture Day

February is not the most obvious time to celebrate agriculture in Canada. But that’s...

Need for dementia research will only keep growing

Along with financial insecurity due to inadequate pensions, Canadians have health issues to worry about as society ages...


clear sky
3.5 ° C
7.8 °
-0.6 °
69 %
1 %
11 °
3 °
8 °
2 °
-4 °

Wellesley athletes and teams who record success during the year will now have their achievement formally recognized by the township, with certificates to be given out at the municipality’s annual backyard barbecue. This year’s outing is set for next week already, but officials aren’t letting short-notice get in the way.

Meeting this week, township councillors laid out the groundwork for the new recognition protocol, noting that every year there are residents involved in a variety of sports who make good at the league, provincial and, occasionally, national levels.

The township’s recognition event would be a chance for teams or individuals those who win league championships, the equivalent or higher to celebrate their accomplishments with their neighbours.

The move won unanimous council support without too much questioning Tuesday night, though councillors did bandy about some of the details, including whether the recognition would be verbal or if there’d be a keepsake involved.

“I think it would be nice to hand over a certificate to a representative who comes up,” said Ward 3 Coun. Peter van der Maas. “It would keep it simple: hand the scroll, shake the hand, and thanks for representing the township.”

The exact wording on the certificate has yet to be decided, but will be something along the lines of “Congratulations to the Twin Centre Hericanes for your achievement.”

“We can look into what some other neighbouring municipalities may be doing already. Then the question that I might have are we going to give one per team, or are we going to give individual ones to each member of the team?” asked director of recreation Danny Roth.

“I think one per team. I think we’ll be on stage all night [otherwise],” responded Mayor Joe Nowak.

Teams or individuals will soon have the option to request to be recognized on the township website.

The teams that fall under the policy and will be recognized this year include:

  • Twin Centre Stars Pee Wee Rep – Group C League champions
  • Twin Centre Stars Midget Local League – Group B League champions
  • Twin Centres Stars Midget Rep (who will soon be rebranded to the Twin Centre Junior Jacks) – OMHA ‘C’ champions
  • Twin Centre Hericanes Atom – qualified for provincials
  • Twin Centre Hericane Pee Wee – qualified for provincials
  • Twin Centre Hericanes Midget – qualified for provincials
  • Twin Centre Hericanes Senior B – qualified for provincials
  • Wellesley Applejacks, Doherty Division champions.

Roth has sent out messages to the executives of each group, letting them know that their team will be honoured the night of the backyard barbecue, which is scheduled for June 21 from 5-11 p.m.  at the township administration Office, 4639 Lobsinger Line in Crosshill. The event is open to everyone in the community, and offers free, family-friendly activities, live music and fireworks. See the township website,
www.wellesley.ca, for more information.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to The Observer's online community. Pseudonyms are not permitted. By submitting a comment, you accept that The Observer has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner The Observer chooses. Please note that The Observer does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our submission guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.


Under the auctioneer’s gavel to provide help Down Under

After seeing the devastation from the Australian wildfires, a local art collector sold the first painting she ever bought on Saturday to help raise money for relief efforts there. Nancy...

In Print. Online. In Pictures. In Depth.

You obviously love community journalism. Thanks for visiting today. If you have a great local story, let us know.

Jacks take 3-2 series lead into deciding weekend vs. New Hamburg

The Wellesley Applejacks are up 3-2 in their best-of-seven series against the New Hamburg Firebirds, having claimed two of this week’s three games in...

Sugar Kings win three games, clinch first place

In need of just one more win to clinch first place in the Midwestern Conference, the Elmira Sugar Kings claimed all three games...

U.S. edges out Canada in national para hockey battle

In the natural on-ice rivalry between Canada and the U.S., the American para hockey team has had the advantage in recent years. That...
- Advertisement -