This week, the Municipality of Meaford and local emergency response agencies will be taking part in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Exercise ARDENT DEFENDER 2018. This exercise is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal exercise, the largest counter-explosive threat training ever to take place in Canada. The full CAF exercise is set through October 19th, between Canadian Forces Base Borden and 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford. A new element for this year’s exercise is a two-day scenario that will take place within the community of Meaford. The intent is to give municipal staff, police and first responders an opportunity to work together with the CAF in a realistic training environment. The two-day scenario is set to conclude today (Thursday, October 11th). (Source: Municipality of Meaford)
Sunday, October 28th, the Meaford Public Library will host the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien in an exclusive fundraising event. Beginning at 2 pm in the Meaford Hall Opera House, Jean Chrétien will be joined by veteran CBC broadcaster and journalist Christopher Thomas who will interview him about his new book, My Stories, My Times. In My Stories, Chrétien recounts with warmth, insight, and his distinctive sense of humour many behind-the-scenes stories from a long, distinguished, and colourful career. Each $100 ticket for this special fundraiser to support the new Meaford Public Library building will include an autographed copy of My Stories, My Times and will go to fund the new, accessible Meaford Public Library building. Tickets are on sale at Meaford Hall. Reserve yours today at: www.meafordhall.ca or call 1-877-538-0463. (Source: Municipality of Meaford)
In the NHL, Washington beat Vegas 5-2, Anaheim lost to Arizona 3-2 and Philadelphia downed Ottawa 7-4.
Tonight, Edmonton is at Boston (7:00 pm), Montreal is at home to Los Angeles (7:30 pm), Toronto is on the road to Detroit (7:30 pm); Vancouver’s a t Tampa Bay ((7:30 pm), Calgary travels to St. Louis (8:00 pm)and Nashville is a t home to Winnipeg (8:00 pm)
Baseball action will resume Friday night in the NL West when the LA Dodgers will be sat Milwaukee.
The Meaford Knights home opener is tonight, 7:30 pm at the Meaford & St. Vincent community Centre as they take on the Wiarton Schooners.