Sunday, June 30, 2013

Yarmouth's Graves Drafted Into NHL

A Yarmouth native could soon be calling the big apple as his new home. Eighteen-year-old defenseman Ryan Graves was selected in the fourth round, 110th overall by the New York Rangers in the 2013 NHL entry draft Sunday evening. Graves spent time with the South Shore Mustangs before he was drafted by the PEI Rocket in 2011. He notched three goals and 13 assists in 74 games this past year. Graves becomes the first hockey player from Yarmouth to be drafted into the NHL.

Bridgewater Makes Final 20 For Kraft Celebration Tour

Bridgewater has made the initial cut for the TSN Kraft Celebration Tour. The South Shore town was among 20 communities across the country that were announced Sunday evening by the Network. Over 625 nominations were received. Bridgewater will go head to head against Windsor, NS for the right to host a live edition of Sports Centre along with $25,000. The submission was made by the South Shore Seahawks Minor Football organization for upgrades to the Kinsmen Field. This is the first time a South Shore community has made the final 20 in the contest's five-year history. According to TSN's website, the Nova Scotia battle will take place on July 10. Voters will have a 24-hour window to pick the winner. Voting will take place here .

Former South Shore Mustang At NHL Draft

A Yarmouth hockey player could make a bit of history Sunday. Former South Shore Mustangs defenseman Ryan Graves is looking to become the first player from Yarmouth to be drafted into the National Hockey League. Enforcer Jody Shelley played minor hockey in Yarmouth but was never drafted into the league. Central Scouting lists Graves 116th overall among North American skaters. The 18-year-old notched three goals and 13 assists in 74 games this year with the PEI Rocket. The draft gets underway Sunday afternoon in Newark, New Jersey.

Martin Finishes Fifth At Edmonton Event

Bridgewater's Jenna Martin had one of her best times of the year, but missed out on a top three finish in Alberta. Martin finished fifth in a tough field at the Edmonton International Track Classic Saturday evening. The 25-year-old ran the women's 400 metre event in 52.45 seconds. She will now move on to Burnaby, B.C. for her next race on Monday.

Unexpected ER Closure At Roseway Hospital

There's an unexpected closure of the emergency department at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne. Emergency services will not be available at the hospital today. In a media release, South West Health indicates the closure is due to unexpected circumstances. The health authority is asking Shelburne area residents requiring emergency services during the hours of closure to visit the nearest open Emergency Department or Collaborative Emergency Centre. The ER will re-open Monday morning at 8am.

South Shore Celebrates Canada Day

The South Shore gets ready to celebrate Canada Day Monday. There will be much to see and do around the region. In Bridgewater, there will be a legion breakfast at the fire hall, a football toss with the South Shore Seahawks and the much-anticipated fireworks. Chair of the event committee, Greg Ritcey, says there is a mixture of returning and new events to look forward to. He says it's an honour to have the Bridgewater Fire Department Band join the celebrations during the fireworks display.

There will also be celebrations being held in New Germany, Riverport, Lockeport, Clark's Harbour and Caledonia among other communities. A full schedule of Bridgewater events can be found below.


- Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 Breakfast 7:30-11:30 Bridgewater Fire Hall

- Kids of Steel Triathlon 9:00-1:00pm

- Canada Day Street Hockey 9:00-6:00 Bridgewater Arena

- Buck’s Home Building Centre & Gow’s Home Hardware Washer Toss Tournament 2pm Shipyard Landing

- East Coast Kite Club Demo 2:30pm Shipyard Landing

- Seahawks Minor Football club: Football toss 2:30pm Shipyard Landing

- Le Leche League Breastfeeding tent 2:30-10pm Shipyard Landing

- Inflatables 2:30-7pm Shipyard Landing

- Desbrisay Museum Interactive Display 2:30-7pm Shipyard Landing

- Mascots: Cyber Cop, Captain Lighthouse, Boston Pizza Various times between 2:30 and 9pm Shipyard Landing

- Giant Tiger Chalk Drawing: Illustrate your Canadian Pride 2:30pm Shipyard Landing

- NSLC & Lighthouse Publishing Giant block puzzle 2:30 Shipyard Landing

- Giant Tiger beach balls and hula hoops 2:30 Shipyard Landing

- Food vendors: L’il Orbitz, 3rd Bridgewater Scout Troop, Harbour House ice cream, The Airstream Cafe 2:30-10:00 Shipyard Landing

- Trivia 3:00 Citizens Bandstand Shipyard Landing

- Kippers Gymnastics Demo 3:30 Shipyard Landing

- Flatline MMA Demo 4:00 Shipyard Landing

- Welcoming ceremony and cake cutting 5:00 Citizens Bandstand Shipyard Landing

- McKenzie College Glow in the dark face painting 5:00 Shipyard Landing

- Open Mic 5:15 Citizens Bandstand Shipyard Landing

- Stolen Tone: musical entertainment 7:00 Citizens Bandstand Shipyard Landing

- 1 Eye Open: musical entertainment 8:00 Citizens Bandstand Shipyard Landing

- Video Dance 9:00-9:30 Citizens Bandstand Shipyard Landing

- NS Elite Baton Twirlers: Glow baton performance 9:30-10:00 Shipyard Landing

- Bridgewater Fire Dept. Band to lead Oh Canada 10:00 Citizens Bandstand Shipyard Landing

- Fireworks accompanied by Bridgewater Fire Dept. Band 10:15 Citizens Bandstand Shipyard Landing

Rain location: South Shore Exhibition Grounds and fireworks will be rescheduled for July 6th 10:15 PM