(Photo of Félix-Antoine Tremblay and Samuel Lalande-Markon of Expédition Route blanche at CFBS radio)
LOCAL NEWS - FEBRUARY 29, 2020 - ABBY SPEAKS WITH THE ADVENTURERS OF EXPEDITION ROUTE BLANCHE!
Imagine riding the Route Blanche in the cold Lower North Shore winter on a bicycle! Impossible? Not really, because two gentlemen just completed the trek and they stopped by CFBS radio Blanc-Sablon to talk about their adventure!
I was speaking with Samuel Lalande-Markon and Félix-Antoine Tremblay of Expédition Route blanche. They have just completed 530km's from Natashquan to Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon by fat bike on February 27th!
Listen to the interview with Félix-Antoine and Samuel by clicking on the sound files below (click on the speaker icon next to the sound file and a media player will open up to hear the interview).
LOCAL NEWS - FEBRUARY 27, 2020: BLANC-SABLON
Le Musée Ambulant (the travelling museum) is in Lourdes de Blanc-Sablon and is putting on an exhibition open to the public tonight at Ecole Mgr. Scheffer at 4:30 to 6:30pm. Stop by to see an exciting art show that is fun and interactive for all ages!
Abby had a chance to sit down with Sarah, Jeanne and Aaron of Le Musée Ambulant at CFBS radio!
Listen to the interview with Le Musée Ambulant team by clicking on the sound files below (click on the speaker icon next to the sound file and a media player will open up to hear the interview).
LOCAL NEWS – February 19, 2020 – Lourdes-de Blanc-Sablon
On Tuesday evening February 11th, elementary school students from Ecole Mgr. Scheffer participated in the 20th annual science fair event.
For Elementary, there were 27 science fair projects and a robotics competition between the grade 3 students. Grades 1 and 2 received a participation prize for their class. In grade 3, the winners of the robotics competition were Shelby Smith and Laya Pilgrim. In grade 4, the winners were Anna Lavallee, Lily Chevalier and Colbie Jones With "L'ours Polaire". For grades 5 and 6, the winners were Édouard Joncas and Jake Letto with "Les circuits électriques".
The secondary students participated in the science fair on Wednesday evening February 12th. In secondary 1 and 2, the winners were Paige Joncas and Logan Buckle "La sclérose en plaques" and in secondaire 3, 4 and 5, it was Renée Flynn and Miguel Beaudoin with "Les microplastiques".
There was also a robotics competition and the winners were four Secondary 5 students, Mark Letemplier, Joseph Letempllier, Émile Dunn and Emma Dumas. Way to go students, you have showcased your knowledge and love of science to our community and made the 20th anniversary of the science fair a big success!
Congratulations as well to Renée Flynn and Kara Harding-Jones who will be going to Port Cartier on March 19th where they will be competing in the regional science fair. Very cool!
LOCAL NEWS - February 17, 2020 - St. Paul's River
It was another great weekend of high energy hockey on the Lower North Shore during the 4th annual St. Paul's River Winter Classic February 14th to the 16th in St. Paul's.
Teams and their fans came from L'anse au Loup to Pakuashipi for outdoor hockey action and were not disappointed to say the least. A fun tournament was organized by the St. Paul's Recreation Committee and countless volunteers from the area. In total, 7 teams particiapted. From Pool A: The hometown Bonne-Esperance Kings, the L'anse au Loup Wolves and the Blanc-Sablon Chiefs. From Pool B: Blanc-Sablon Storm, Pakuashipi Geese, Bonne-Esperance North Stars and the St. Augustine Devils.
The temperatures this past weekend tested the true grit of the hockey players, evening temperatures were well below -20 C with the windchill, but that did not stop the heat on the ice. Everyone played well, but in the end the B Banner went home with the hometown Bonne-Esperance Kings who defeated the Pakuashipi Geese 5-0. The Blanc-Sablon Storm left victorious with the A Banner against the St. Augustine Devils with a final score of 5-1.
Congratulations to all teams that had participated as well as to the St. Paul's Recreation Committee for hosting another successful event bringing back another year of hockey excitement to Bonne-Esperance!
The hockey action continues this weekend in La Tabatiere on February 20th, 21st and 22nd.