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Fun on Ice: SCCC and CKPL’s Community Day

We recently had a super fun day at the Sydenham Community Curling Club (SCCC) when we joined forces with the Chatham-Kent Public Library (CKPL). It was a day packed with curling action and learning that brought together families and kids, making it a memorable experience for everyone involved.

The turnout was just amazing. We welcomed a bunch of kids and their families, and it was heartwarming to see people from different places coming together. They got a taste of curling and explored what CKPL offers. And let me tell you, the smiles and laughter were everywhere!

One of the coolest outcomes was the spike in interest for our Little Rocks program and the ‘Learn to Curl’ sessions. Quite a few families asked about these, showing us that there’s a growing curiosity about curling in our community.

We’re looking forward to more opportunities to team up with CKPL and bring unique experiences to our community. It’s all about having fun, learning new things, and bringing people together.

A huge thanks to everyone who played a part in this. It was a standout day for both SCCC and CKPL, and we’re excited about what’s next.

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Celebrating the Life of Ken “Crazy Legs” Murphy

Crazy Legs Tribute

We mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Ken “Crazy Legs” Murphy, who passed away on November 17th. Ken’s vibrant energy and genuine love for life made him a beloved figure at the Sydenham Community Curling Club and throughout the Wallaceburg community.

Ken was famous for his thrilling antics, especially riding curling stones down the ice, a testament to his spirit. His love for making others smile and his dedication to the sport were truly inspiring. His legacy of warmth, laughter, and community spirit will continue to inspire us.

Ken is survived by his loving family, and he leaves behind a community that deeply cherishes his memory. In honor of Ken’s life, donations can be made to the Sydenham Community Curling Club (Little Rocks Program) or the Wallaceburg Community Centre & Senior Citizen’s Club through Haycock-Cavanagh Funeral Home.

Rest in peace, Ken. Your joyful spirit and memorable moments will forever be a part of our club and community.

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Julie Van Damme Recognized as Volunteer of the Year

The Wallaceburg and District Chamber of Commerce recently announced Julie Van Damme (acting president of the Sydenham Community Curling Club) as the recipient of this year’s Volunteer of the Year Award. This accolade highlights Julie’s significant contributions to the Wallaceburg community, particularly in making it a more inclusive and enjoyable place to live and work.

Julie, known for her active involvement in local initiatives, has been a key figure in various community projects. Her work extends beyond her professional duties, showcasing her commitment to the betterment of the area. The Sydenham Community Curling Club, among others, has benefited from her dedication and spirit of volunteerism.

This award is a testament to Julie’s efforts in contributing positively to the community. Her actions demonstrate a clear commitment to improving the lives of those around her, making Wallaceburg a more welcoming and connected community.

The entire community extends its congratulations to Julie Van Damme for this well-deserved recognition. Her example inspires others to engage and contribute to the ongoing development of our town, proving that every individual’s effort can make a substantial difference.