Uxbridge equestrienne named to Canadian Olympic team
by Lisha Van Nieuwenhove
Uxbridge’s Jessica Phoenix is heading to Rio de Janeiro at the end of this week to take part in this summer’s Olympic Games.
Phoenix found out last Thursday that she will be part of the four-person Eventing Team that represents Canada at the Games, which begin on August 5.
“It’s incredibly exciting!” said Phoenix during a quick break from her packing - she and her team leave on Friday to head to Miami, where they will meet up with the rest of the Olympic equestrian team and begin training together. Phoenix, her horse A Little Romance, and the rest of the team will fly to Rio on July 30, and continue to train and get used to the “playing field” before the Games open on the fifth. ...continue reading...
Ride to Remember is revving up
The Sixth Annual Ride to Remember In Memory of Brent Foster takes place next Tuesday, rain or shine.
Dozens of motorbikes and their riders will meet at 9 a.m. in the Uxbridge Canadian Tire parking lot to register, meet up with past, as well as new, supporters, and enjoy a “morning beverage” supplied by neighbouring Tim Hortons. Registration continues until 11 a.m., when the riders will head out of town on a 200 km plus ride along back roads that head north. Lunch will be at That Place in Fenelon Falls, and at the end of the day, riders can meet at Wixan’s Bridge for a barbecue, live entertainment, silent auction, prizes, etc.
Last year’s Ride to Remember raised $13,500 in support of Bereaved Families of Durham....continue reading...
Farmers market going through drought
by Roger Varley
Uxbridge's farmers’ market is soon going to be handing out $5 gift vouchers to customers to help purchase produce and goods at the market.
Lisa Cooper, vice-president and marketing manager, said the market was recently approved for the TD Bank's Market Bucks program and will receive $3,000 to give away in $5 vouchers. The program starts in a couple of weeks with most of the vouchers going to community groups to help out those in need.
Ms. Cooper hopes the program will also help the farmers’ market, which also is in need. It needs more customers and more vendors.
Located at the Uxbridge arena parking lot, the market runs every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Victoria Day to the last Sunday in October. However, attendance is down "considerably" and there's been a steep decline in the last three years, Ms. Cooper said. As a consequence, a number of vendors have left....continue reading...
Banner program accepting applications
The popular Honour Our Veteran’s Banner Program is planning a 2016 series, and there is still time to submit applications before the August 1 deadline.
After a tremendously successful first year, The Uxbridge Legion’s Honour Our Veterans Banner Program will be expanding, and members of the public are invited to submit application forms to the Uxbridge Legion, Branch 170 by August 1, 2016....continue reading...