SPORTS SECTION

January 16, 2020

PHOTO COURTESY DOJO PERROT SHIMA

Myriam Brazeau, at the age of 16, has become this year’s Canadian champion in the under 18 year-old category at the Elite National Judo Championship, which saw the best competitors from across the country fighting for the top spot last weekend in Montreal.

Sixteen-year-old Myriam Brazeau, who trains with the Dojo Perrot Shima Judo Club in Île-Perrot, is the new 2020 Canadian ‘Elite 8’ judo champion in the under 18 age group.

Held last weekend at the Pierre Charbonneau centre at the Olympic park in Montreal, the Elite 8 Championship is a tournament where only the eight top-ranked athletes (or judokas) in the country qualify to enter for each category. The rankings are a reflection of points earned at various other tournaments throughout the year. Also qualifying for the Elite 8 championship from the club were Alex Marineau and Ryan Proulx, both of whom unfortunately were prevented from competing due to injuries.

Brazeau has been practicing judo for about fou...

December 19, 2019

 PHOTO COURTESY HARRY STERGIOPOULOS

Harry Stergiopoulos, Instructor for Krav Maga Vaudreuil, with students Melissa Degongre, Pascal Wautier, and George Panagopoulos who successfully completed their P1 level exam, a rigorous 4-hr test supervised by Master Instructor and International Expert Thierry Cimkauskas.  "I am very proud of all of them - they worked very hard for this, it is well-deserved.  Congratulations!'"

PHOTO BY PAUL TZIMOPOULOS

The John Abbott Islanders were victorious over the Édouard-Montpetit Lynx November 15 in Thetford Mines with a final score of 42-28 to bring home the Bol d’Or trophy.

The John Abbott Islanders came home victorious Friday, November 15 after winning the 2019 Bol D’Or in Thetford Mines against the Édouard-Montpetit Lynx. The game brought fans and players alike to their feet in celebration of the big win.

Despite the cold and frigid weather, JAC quickly set the pace in the first quarter with the help of Elijah Williams, scoring the first touchdown of the game, as well as quarterback Mathieu Boudreau’s incredible 32-yard bomb to Jacob Mattie, who was waiting in the Lynx end zone.

The second quarter began in favour of Édouard-Montpetit as they slipped past the Islanders’ defense into the end zone. Newly motivated to widen their 7-point lead, the determination of the Isles offense allowed Elijah Williams to find his way to the end zone twice, bringing the score to 28-7.

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PHOTO BY PAUL TZIMOPOULOS

Under the watchful gaze of an anxious crowd, the John Abbott Islanders went up against

Les Filons de Thetford this past Saturday to determine who would reach the Bol D’Or next

Friday, November 15.

The game began with a short kick out of bounds from Les Filons, providing ideal placement for the Islander offense. Mathieu Boudreau quickly took advantage of this, connecting with trusted running back Elijah Williams, for a 36-yard touchdown. Impressive plays like these have led them both to be recognized by the RSEQ (Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) this season: Boudreau as all-star quarterback and Elijah Williams as the most valuable offensive player of the league.

Keeping the pressure on the home team, Thetford managed to get into the Isles’ end zone, closing the first quarter with a 7-7 tie.

As the second quarter began, the Islanders kept driving down the field. Fans cheered as

Antoine Beauchamp pummeled the Thetford quarterback and kept the Isles’ momentum moving f...

November 7, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY CLUB GYMINI

The Kaméléon gymnastics program that operates at Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Centre Multisports gives kids with physical or mental challenges the chance to integrate into the many courses offered by the club with the help of a shadow coach working one-on-one.

Over the past year, Club Gymini at the Multisport centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion has been offering a program called Kaméléon which gives kids with special needs of all varieties the chance to experience and train in recreational gymnastics in a fun and safe environment.

The program has been working so well that directors Andrée-Anne Long-Rivard and Laurent Tremblay-Dion travelled recently to the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières to present it at the International Symposium on the Inclusive Experience of Leisure.

Says Tremblay-Dion, “We give participants the chance to integrate into the various recreational courses offered by the club, by giving them the assistance of a shadow-coach who helps them in any way they need...

November 7, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY ACROPARK/BRIAN THOMPSON

Hailey Pellan came in fourth place in amateur Aerial Sports at this year’s Canadian Championships.

Vice World Champion Anna von Hoyningen Huene is a recognized force in international elite competitive pole sports. If the term pole sports makes you do a second take you’re not alone: “It’s not exactly mainstream yet” she says, “but it is trendy and growing rapidly. The whole circus and performance aspect of it is a great draw for competitors.”

Governed by the International Pole and Aerial Sport Federation, events include solo and doubles competitions using a fixed vertical pole or a suspended aerial hoop for performing acrobatic and artistic feats. Judged similarly to gymnastics competitions, pole and aerial sports are recognized in over 40 international federations, and have received certified status from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as under consideration for future Olympic Games.

This year’s World Championships took place in Montreal in...

October 31, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY RICHARD PROULX

Young athletes from Dojo Perrot Shima in Île-Perrot are back from two consecutive weekends of tournament and here are the results from the first in Edmunston New Brunswick for the Eastern Canadian Championships, and the second in Quebec for the Daniel Hardy Cup.
First row from left to right: Tyler D’Arterio 5th in Edmundston and 9th in Quebec, Corey D’Arterio 4th in Edmundston and 9th in Quebec, Brooke Proulx Olson 4th in Edmundston and Bronze in Quebec, Dakota Proulx Olson Silver in Edmundston and 9th in Quebec, Felix Bérubé absent in Edmundston and 9th in Quebec.
Second Row left to right: Kaylee Lewis Silver in Edmundston and 4th in Quebec, Emma Proulx Olson Gold in Edmundston and Gold in Quebec, Shane Lewis 5th in Edmunston and Bronze in Quebec, Skyler Proulx Olson 9th in Edmunston and 9th in Quebec, Myriam Brazeau second in Edmunston and Silver in Quebec.

 

October 24, 2019

 PHOTO COURTESY JACK IP

Kaitlyn Ip (left) and Sarah Longlade lend a hand at the Saint-Lazare Taekwondo Club Barbecue fundraiser to help send young athletes to area tournaments.

This past Saturday (October 19), the IGA Saint-Lazare on Chemin Ste Angélique (IGA Famille Déziel Saint-Lazare) was the location of the Saint-Lazare Taekwondo Club Barbecue fundraiser. Hot-dogs, chips and baked goods were sold to raise funds to send young local athletes to tournaments. There was an atmosphere of a backyard party as live music, hot-dog consumption and general laughter from the public and organizers. At the end of the day, the fund drive was a success and surpassed the initial goal.

The Saint-Lazare Taekwondo Club is a non-profit organization and has been teaching Taekwondo in the region for the last 20 years with the same founding masters (Grand Master Sami Mazraani and Master André Zaraa) at the head of the club.

Special thanks to everyone who donated time and goods, David Longlade for the live...

October 3, 2019

PHOTO COURTESY DOJO PERROT SHIMA

Sensei Richard Proulx (back row, third from right) stands proudly surrounded by three generations of his family that have all embraced the martial art of Judo.

Richard Proulx and his family are a rarity indeed in the province of Quebec, with three generations all actively dedicated to the sport of Judo. What started as an interest in some physical activity has blossomed into a way of life.

“I decided to try out Judo when my two eldest kids were involved in it and I saw how passionate they were,” says Proulx about his beginnings in the world of Judo about three decades ago. “I loved it and progressed more and more. As I improved and achieved higher levels, they told me that if I saw it through and got my black belt it would change my life – and I guess it really has.”

Proulx founded Dojo Perrot Shima in L'Île-Perrot in 1997 to create a space to train and pass on knowledge in the martial art, not just for his own family of course but for the community at larg...

October 3, 2019

PHOTO BY IAN GRANT

Saint-Lazare resident Caleb Chang caught his first ever sturgeon Monday, September 30 at Jack Layton Park in Hudson and judging from the looks of it, Caleb has significant bragging rights. Following the photo-op, the fish was released back into the Ottawa River.

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