Tuesday, June 25, 2024
The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

Aug. 4, 1993 – 25 Years Ago

Fastest across the line in Ladysmith: Close to 1,500 people headed up to Ladysmith on Aug. 1 to take in some 4 x 4 mud dragging action. Put on by the Silver Maple Inn, its the first time this year that the Mud Drag Association people ventured into the Pontiac.
This time out, spectators got to see some of the wildest looking vehicles and watch Réjean Simard blast his old record set last year of 4.01 seconds in his 4 x 4 machine he calls ‘Wild Thing’.
Claude Roy won it with a time of 8.72 seconds in his second try and Claude Berthelet bagged second with a 10.69 time across the 200 foot track. Third place went to Shawville’s Michael Hodgins with a time of 12.72 seconds.
Sutton honoured by CF Foundation: At a special ceremony of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation held in June in Ottawa, Eric Sutton of Quyon received the 1993 Summerhayes Award. The award is given each year to an adult with CF who has made an ongoing contribution to fundraising and to heightening public awareness about the disease.
Diagnosed with CF in the early 80’s, Eric joined the Foundation and immediately became an active fundraiser and public speaker. He helped organize a hockey tournament that raised $11,000 for the cause.

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