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City concerned about financial impact of loss of community sports

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Director of Community Services Craig Shanks is keeping an eye on the ever-lengthening list of local sporting groups that are suspending or restructuring play for the 2020 summer season and the 2020-2021 winter season.

His department, responsible for public spaces, is already facing a reduction in revenue of $1.7 million because of pandemic-inspired cancellations and things continue to look bleak as soccer, figure skating and hockey struggle with making tough decisions based on player and parent safety.

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Local youth sports blindsided by COVID-19

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Local youth sports blindsided by COVID-19

In Kawartha Lakes, May is recognized as the beginning of the summer sports season. Whether it is baseball, rugby, lacrosse or soccer normally youth sports across the city are in full swing with gyms, diamonds and fields filled with local children enjoying the sport of their choice. May of 2020 is very different, and some wonder if and when sports of any kind will return for local kids.

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Game on! Wards Lawyers Kids’ Road Hockey Tournament might be Canada’s biggest

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This just might be the nation’s largest kids’ road hockey tournament.

What could be more Canadian than a road hockey game? Well, how about a tournament with no fewer than 12 road hockey rinks and games running all day?

The Wards Lawyers Kids’ Road Hockey Tournament in support of youth mental health is set for Sunday, May 26. According to lawyer and organizer Jason Ward it will probably be the nation’s largest kids’ road hockey tournament.

All that will be missing when it gets underway at 8 am will be game-pausing cries of “Car!” (Kent Street, from Cambridge to York, will be closed to traffic for the event.)

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Muskies player enjoys connecting to community

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When the final buzzer sounds on Saturday, February 24th at the Aurora Community Centre it will mark the end of an era for Lindsay Muskies defenseman Owen Barnett.

The Newmarket, Ont. native began his Jr. A hockey career as a call up with the Muskies during the 2013/14 season playing three games and over the next four seasons his total will be 199 games for the franchise.

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