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Beach supervision comes to close for 07

Beach supervision comes to close for 07

PORT HOWE - Another safe and successful year of beach supervision came to a close this week at Heather Beach.

The location along the Northumberland Strait has been supervised for four decades and safety is foremost for the lifeguards who patrol the tourist stop each year as one of 22 Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service supervised beaches that closed on Sunday, Aug. 26.

Lawrencetown Beach and Aylesford Lake Beach will remain supervised daily until Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 3. Lawrencetown Beach will then be supervised for the Sept. 8 to 9 and Sept. 15 to 16 weekends only.

"It's been another safe and successful year," Paul D'Eon, lifeguard service director said.

"Our lifeguards have conducted numerous interventions, and we had a very low rate of major incidents."

Supervision annually ends at this juncture of the summer as most of the 60 lifeguards are university students and will return to school in September.

The lifeguard service is a joint project of the Lifesaving Society and the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. For more information about the lifeguard service, visit www.nsls.ns.ca.



Carters Cresting wins

Highland league title

AMHERST - The Carter's Sports Cresting Under 14 girls soccer club captured the Highland League championship with an overwhelming 9-0 defeat of Pictou County #2 in the championship game played at E.B. Chandler Junior High school.

Jenna Embree, Danika Beaton and Jessica Rossong each scored once for the United while strikers Rachel MacDonald and Chrysti Harrison each scored three times and Alex Hicks and Brittany Porter chipped in with markers in the victory. The United are healthy and will prepare three nights this week for the provincials this weekend in New Minas.

They played the league final with Jill Casey who will be back in action this tournament.

The team is now preparing to represent the Highland District Soccer league at the Nova Scotia Championship during the Labour Day. Aerials Gymnastics to host registration AMHERST - The Amherst Aerials Gymnastics Club will be holding registration for the fall sessions at the gym located at 10 Lawrence St. from Sept. 11 to 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are available for boys and girls ages 18 months and over. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. The club is also looking for volunteer coaches for recreational programs. For more information, contact Ernie or Michelle at 902-667-8357 or e-mail aerials.gym.club@ns.sympatico.ca. Atlantic Selects blast local boys team twice SPRINGHILL - The Atlantic Selects Peewee girls hockey team showed a group of local provincial boys that girls really can play hockey. The two teams played a pair of games on Sunday in Springhill at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Memorial Centre. In the opening game it was fairly even through two periods with the girls heading into the dressing room with a 4-3 lead. The third stanza was a different story with the girls scoring four times en route to an 8-3 victory. In the second game, the girls picked up where they left off and hammered the boys 10-1. Many in attendance left the arena with a different view of girls hockey. They watched as the girls were relentless in their attack, out passing, skating and out hustling the boys, showing them what hockey is all about. Openings remain for hockey school AMHERST  There are only a few openings remaining for the annual Fundy Hockey School. Sponsored by the Wandlyn and Fort Equipment, the school only has openings in Group A (ages seven to eight) while the other groups are all full. For further information, contact Vince Arbing at 667-8320, Roy Maltby at 667-9681, Corrine Porter at 667-9434 or Jamie Matthews at 661-0201. Phantoms fundraiser PARRSBORO - The Fundy Phantoms Junior C Hockey Team will be hosting the Troy Roberts Memorial Co-ed Slo Pitch Tournament on Sept 1 and 2 in Parrsboro. For information or to register contact Paul Atkinson at 902-597-3841 paulatkinson@eastlink.ca or Jeannie Morris at 902-254-2299 or 902-664-4036 jeannie.morris@ns.sympatico.ca or Kevin St. Peter at 902-545-2296 stpeter04@eastlink.ca.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service, Lifesaving Society, Department of Health Promotion and Protection Highland League Amherst Aerials Gymnastics Club Fundy Hockey School Wandlyn

Geographic location: AMHERST, Aylesford Lake Beach, Pictou County SPRINGHILL New Minas PARRSBORO Troy

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