Cheers & Jeers

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

CHEERS: To 15-year-od Char­lot­te­town swim­mer Alexa McQuaid who swam the best 50-me­tre race of her life and earned a sil­ver medal in the process last Tues­day at the Canada Sum­mer Games in Win­nipeg. She took al­most a se­cond off her per­sonal best time in the breast­stroke, com­plet­ing the course in 33.48 to earn Prince Ed­ward Is­land’s first and only medal in the Games. McQuaid now shares a spe­cial ac­com­plish­ment with her mother as Kather­ine (Josey) McQuaid won sil­ver in the 100-me­tre freestyle at the 1985 Games in Saint John, N.B. They are the only two Is­landers to win a medal in the pool at the Games.

CHEERS: To long­time Town of Corn­wall CAO Kevin McCarville, who will be hon­oured at an open house this Wed­nes­day, Aug. 16, to mark his re­tire­ment from the Is­land’s 4th largest mu­nic­i­pal­ity. The open house takes place from 2-4 p.m. at the Corn­wall Town Hall. Early in his ca­reer, McCarville worked in The Guardian’s cir­cu­la­tion depart­ment at the news­pa­per’s Summerside bureau be­fore join­ing his fa­mous un­cle Fran­cis McIsaac for a stint with the har­ness racing scene.

CHEERS: To Mer­lin Af­fleck, the af­fa­ble su­per­in­ten­dent of golf at Stan­hope Golf and Coun­try Club, for com­plet­ing the ‘Grand Slam of Golf ’ at his home course last week­end. Af­fleck, who had aced three of the four par three holes on the course going into the Stan­hope Open, com­pleted the Slam on the tour­ney’s open­ing day Aug. 5 by hol­ing the 146-yard 13th, us­ing a hy­brid 5-iron. He had pre­vi­ously aced the par three 3rd, 6th and 10th holes. With many of the top Mar­itime pros in the Open field, Af­fleck stole their thun­der with his hero­ics on the treach­er­ous 13th, wa­ter hole.

CHEERS: To the Char­lot­te­town Curl­ing Club, which will host its an­nual Horse­men’s Dance on Thurs­day, Aug. 17. The pop­u­lar Old Home Week tra­di­tion at­tracts horse­men, har­ness fans and mu­sic lovers. That same evening, the CCC has pur­chased a cooler for the win­ning horse in one of the races dur­ing Old Home Week. Curl­ing club mem­bers are in­vited to take part in the cooler pre­sen­ta­tion. The pop­u­lar band Phase 2 will pro­vide mu­sic for danc­ing at the CCC from 10 p.m. un­til 2 a.m.

CHEERS: To proud Is­lander and Olympian Heather Moyse of Summerside who was on board the Canada C3 ex­pe­di­tion for Leg 8 through the North­west Passage to help com­mem­o­rate our coun­try’s 150th birth­day. This jour­ney be­gan in Toronto, Ont. on June 1 and will end in Vic­to­ria, B.C., on Oct. 28, touch­ing all three of Canada’s coasts. The voy­age is di­vided into 15 legs and Leg 8 saw the ship sail­ing from Qik­iq­tar­juaq to Pond In­let in Nu­navut. The trip trav­elled north along the east­ern coast of Baf­fin Is­land, the fifth largest is­land in the world. Crew mem­bers saw bow­head whales in Canada’s largest Na­tional Wildlife Area, ob­served spec­tac­u­lar glacial carved fiords and re­vis­ited Inuit whal­ing and an Arc­tic gold rush at Pond In­let.

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