Linked by blood and his­tory

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Stephanie Anna Ruf Stanstead

from page 7

Over500 games, over 2,000 In­nings and over 12,000 Outs, he is still in one piece! Travis Shel­don is re­tir­ing this year from coach­ing, um­pir­ing and pitch­ing for the Stanstead Chil­dren’s Soft­ball league. Over the years, he has be­come a friend to all the kids, an

(born 1937 in Montreal) stud­ied at Bishop’s Univer­sity and Ox­ford con­cen­trat­ing in English Lit­er­a­ture. Circa 1965 he com­menced paint­ing and set­tled in Paris and the Provence. He has ex­hib­ited in France, Eng­land and Canada. He lives in Provence.

(born 1934 in Montreal) stud­ied English and His­tory at Bishop’s Univer­sity. For some years, he was an ed­i­tor in book pub­lish­ing in Lon­don, UK, and then in man­age­ment con­sult­ing in Ot­tawa and Montreal. In 1968 he com­menced paint­ing and sculpt­ing. He has ex­hib­ited in Canada, the USA, Europe and China. He lives in Montreal.

Though each has their own voice, these artists are linked by blood and his­tory as well as their mu­tual ap­pre­ci­a­tion of strong colour and tex­ture. To­gether, their works should re­flect an eclec­tic and ex­cit­ing ex­hibit. en­ter­tainer and a great coach.

When Ray­mond Par­ent heard this, he knew that Mr. Shel­don’s time spent with the Soft­ball league de­served to be recog­nised. He then con­tacted the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Stanstead Fron­tier Br. 5, who pre­pared a plaque for him.

Last Mon­day evening, at the Semi-Fi­nals, Ray­mond Par­ent along with David Woodard of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion pre­sented Mr. Shel­don with a plaque for his 12 years of ded­i­ca­tion. About fifty kids were present and ev­ery one of them made sure to shake Mr. Shel­don’s hand and thank him. His ded­i­ca­tion, his smile and his laugh will be re­mem­bered by many, for many years.

Pho­tos Stanstead Jour­nal

Mon­day night’s base­ball game was the semi-fi­nals, with team Sisco vs. team God­bout and team Beau­re­gard vs. team Roy. The sun was shin­ing and the kids were hav­ing fun. Now all that is left is the fi­nal game that will de­clare the win­ners of this sea­son.

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