Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cobourg was the centre of the hockey universe on Saturday when the Stanley Cup and hometown hockey star Justin Williams came to town. Following a parade down King Street which attracted thousands of locals and visitors, Williams took to the stage in the band shell at Victoria Park.

Justin Williams walks through Victoria Park with the Stanley Cup.


Not only was Williams part of the Stanley Cup winning Los Angeles Kings, he was also named MVP of the playoffs with nine goals and 16 assists. This was also Williams third Stanley Cup win.

Riding down King Street on a float, Williams was accompanied by his wife Kelly, son Jaxon and daughter Jade. Williams was also accompanied by some important hardware, Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy (awarded to the most valuable player of the playoffs) and Clarence S. Campbell Bowl (the Western Conference championship trophy).Justin 4Justin 2

During his time on the stage at (more…)

I love to golf

I love the outdoors. I love organizing my golf bag, making sure my clubs are clean and ready to go. I love my golf balls. Opening a new sleeve of three golf balls before hitting off the first tee is like a brand new start, a fresh beginning to my game.

golf(1)But, after more than 40 years of playing golf, I can't seem to get any better. My excuse is that I rarely play more than five or 10 times per season.

But not this year. 2014 is my year to get serious about my golf game. It's early July and I've already played 20 times. And slowly but surely, my game is getting a little better.

My drives are getting a bit straighter. As a lefty, I suffer from the dreaded slice, but I'm losing fewer balls and spending a little less time in the bushes.

My approach shots are improving and (more…)

As a good citizen, I worked the recent provincial election.

No, I didn't hustle for a politician, I was a poll clerk on the day of the election.Jeff Hurst new

During a visit to the local mall in late May, I saw the Elections Ontario office and decided to do my duty and make some money at the same time.

I even talked my wife Angela into taking part in the democratic process. And after three hours of paid training, we were ready.

Angela and I were assigned to the same voting location, but different polls. Considering that I was a poll clerk and she was a DRO (Deputy Returning Officer), she would have been my boss if we had been at the same poll. Dodged that bullet.

On the day of the election, we were in place at 8 a.m. to set up signs, prepare voting boxes and make sure we had brought enough food for the (more…)