SPCS Electives Day and Other Community Events (Gallery)


One of the many options kids at South Perth got to choose from during Electives Day on Friday was candlemaking, during which the students got to learn about the science and materials of candlemaking, before making one of their own with dyed and scented wax. From left are Barry Haynes, Alana Cubberley, Audrey Zurbrigg, Meghan Hymus, Amy Bradley, Madi Bearss and Liam Edward Kerr.


South Perth student and red belt Stonetown Karate Centre student Griffin Van Bolhuis demonstrates a kata he has learned during a karate class held at the school on Electives Day last Friday. Sensei Jeremy Lorentz looks on at right. The tutorial included lessons on self-defense, ‘katas’ and board breaking demonstrations.


Jalyne Lorentz, of the Stonetown Karate Centre, demonstrates a ‘kata’ in the SPCS gym for the South Perth students who signed up for karate on Electives Day last Friday. Her father, sensei Jeremy Lorentz, looks on at right. The tutorial included lessons on self-defense, ‘katas’ and board breaking demonstrations.


Nancy Riddell, who led a tour of the St. Marys Veterinary Clinic for South Perth students last Friday, shows the group an x-ray of a pregnant mother dog expecting a large litter of puppies. The students also took a tour of the St. Marys Fire Department’s Fire Hall as part of Electives Day.


One group of SPCS students took a trip into St. Marys to have a tour of some of the town’s coolest workplaces, including the St. Marys Fire Department’s Fire Hall and the St. Marys Veterinary Clinic. Pictured, Nancy Riddell, gives the group a look at Dr. Ken Schiedel’s surgery room at the Vet Clinic, while Lily Hollestelle-Black plays the role of an ailing pet.


“Surgeon” Marsha Purvis takes a closer look at her “patient” Lily Hollestelle-Black during a tour of the St. Marys Veterinary Clinic by South Perth students last Friday on their Electives Day.


On Wednesday afternoon Feb. 24, representatives from Ideal Pipe, which is located at 1100 Ideal Drive in Thorndale, donated $5,000 to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation as a part of its ongoing Someone I Know capital campaign which has now topped $3 million in funds raised. From left are hospital foundation chair John McIntosh, Ideal Pipe Canadian operations controller Donna Berg, Ideal Pipe agricultural sales manager Ron McFarlane, foundation board member Ken McCutcheon and foundation fundraising coordinator Krista Linklater.


On Feb. 19, the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario celebrated their 119th Anniversary. In recognition of the achievement, the local branch of the FWIO, Browns Women’s Institute, made a donation of quilts, stuffed animals and children’s books to Zorra Fire and Emergency Services’ Uniondale Fire Hall. The packages are to comfort children in the care of the fire department during their calls to service. Browns has not been around quite as long as the provincial body, however they have surpassed 75 years as an organization. Making the donation from Browns Women’s Institute were, from left, Dianne Greason, secretary Evelyn Arthur and branch president Liz Harrison. Accepting on behalf of the fire department were deputy district chief Ron King and district chief Paul Mitchell.


R.W.Bro. Richard Wurm DDGM of South Huron District presented W. Bro. Allan Gregory, blood chairman of St. James Lodge, a plaque honoring the Lodge for having the largest number of donors at our blood blood clinics for the year 2015 in our district. Pictured are, from left: R.W.Bro. Doug Stewart, member of Grand Lodge, R.W.Bro. Pirie Mitchell, master of St. James Lodge, W.Bro. Allan Gregory, R.W. Bro. David Wurm DDGM South Huron District, V.W.Bro. Wayne Snyder, Blood Donor Chairman South Huron District.