Ski hill busy but community quiet

Andrew Wagstaff
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It was fist pumps all around from 2011 Canada Winter Games Mascot Sammi, who was on hand for the Canada Winter Games Freestyle Aerials competiton last week at Ski Wentworth. Sammi was helping get the crowd worked up as skiers did flips and twists of jumps. Sammi is one of two Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retrievers who are mascots at the games. The other mascot is named Anni. Dave Mathieson - The Citizen

WENTWORTH - Ski Wentworth has been a bustle of activity during the past two weeks, but the rest of the Wentworth community has seen little to no impact from the Canada Games, according to local county councillor Kathy Redmond.

Redmond, one of many volunteers helping out at the ski hill during the Games, said it was unfortunate to see community services not utilized like they could be.

"For the ski community and the hill it's been a tremendous boom, and there have been a lot of people from all over the country here, but we're not seeing any spin-off in the community itself," she said. "It's disappointing."

(For the full story, see the Feb. 26 issue of The Citizen)

Organizations: Canada Games, The Citizen

Geographic location: WENTWORTH

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