Congratulations to St. James student, London Hoilett. London is one of 17 young hockey players selected to represent Manitoba as part of the 2015 Winnipeg Junior Jets AAA Program.
The Junior Jets Hockey Team is comprised of the best 10-year-old hockey players, the majority of whom live in Manitoba. The team will compete against other elite teams across North America at the upcoming Brick Invitational Hockey Tournament in Edmonton.
London joins some of most prestigious hockey players to ever have played the game. Winnipeg Junior Jets alumni include NHL players Jonathan Toews, Cam Barker, Cody Eakin, Nigel Dawes, Darren Helm, Travis Zajac and more. Join me in wishing London and his Winnipeg Junior Jets teammates success in Edmonton.
Summer is just around the corner. We can dust off our runners, bikes, tennis racquets, ball gloves and golf clubs to be outside and enjoy the weather. Encouraging kids to be active is such an important aspect of their development. Healthy, physically active kids are more likely to be academically motivated, alert and successful.
St. James offers a wide range of outdoor activities for kids of all ages — from leisure guide programming to active trail systems, golf courses, tennis courts, soccer fields, wading pools and playgrounds. Our community has two spray pads, located at St. James Assiniboia Centennial Pool (644 Parkdale St.), and Sturgeon Heights Community Club (210 Rita St.). This year, the wading pools will open Sat., May 30 and will run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
Grant’s Old Mill is an important landmark in the heart of St. James, showcasing our community’s history. The mill is surrounded by beautiful green space and Sturgeon Creek, making it the perfect spot to spend the afternoon with your family and friends.
This year the mill marks its 40th anniversary. Kicking off this celebration is its grand opening May 30 and 31. The museum also hosts two annual events — Cuthbert Grant Day the second Saturday in July and a Pioneer Picnic the second Saturday of August.