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Rob:

Maurice Brennan of the minor Hawks football program called expressing his appreciation and gratitude for our outstanding coverage this season. He particularly mentioned you Rob, and how you faithfully attend games. He says the London teams are envious of the coverage the St. Thomas teams get in the T-J.

Anyway, I told him it's great to get compliments, because in our line of business it's rare people take the time to extend their appreciation.

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Good work, Rob.

Cheers,

Ross (Ross Porter, T-J managing editor)

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Dear Rob:

In a small town like St. Thomas, picking up the paper and seeing pictures of our local sports heroes and reading about their accomplishments is what brings a smile to your face. Thank you so much for your excellent coverage and dedicated support of our Panther teams. Your coverage and headlines have really helped to raise awareness of just how competitive, girls can be.

Laurie Annaert

Promotions Convenor

Panthers Hockey

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Rob, thanks so much for your superb coverage of our event. It was beyond our expectations. Even the folks from outside our community made comments on how good a job your paper did. Thanks a million!

Greg Westaway

Co-convener, OFSAA girls hockey

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Hi.

I just wanted to tell you that every day I read the St. Thomas paper online, since we have many friends (through my daughter Jessica) who live and play in St. Thomas. Your stories are ALWAYS the best in detail, interest, facts, etc. I just wanted you to know that I think you are really good at what you do.

Sincerely,

Heather Sorensen

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Hello Rob,

Just wanted to say thank you again for coming out to our AGM and for writing a great article in the T-J yesterday. Good job Rob! The article was very well worded and conveyed a lot to the readers about our AGM event and what we do here at our Society. It is great that our volunteers see an article like that.

I was VERY proud to read it and now when I see one of our volunteers, I ask them, if they have read the article about themselves in the paper.

Thanks Rob.

Take care.

Randy Grozelle, Events Coordinator

Alzheimer Society Elgin-St. Thomas

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Rob,

I just wanted to say thanks for the great article about the Presstran/ChildCan hockey tournament. ChildCan representatives were very impressed and thankful for the coverage. Things have been very difficult budget wise for them the past couple of years and they have become quite reliant on the funds raised at the tournament.

Thanks again. 

Jeff Kohler

Mayor, City of St. Thomas

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Rob,

I just wanted to say thank you for covering youth sports the past years. You did a great job. My family and their team-mates and peers respect you and appreciate the class job you did what ever sport was covered. Everyone hopes to see you on the field, in the arena or gym soon.

Joanne White                   

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Rob,

We want to thank you for the wonderful story you did for Animal Aide in the Heart of St. Thomas. It brought awareness to our community as to what we are about and what our volunteers do to help St. Thomas.

Thank you.

Sharon

Chair, Animal Aide   

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Dear Rob,

I just wanted to personally thank you again for the wonderful article you wrote about me and taking an interest in ringette in general. You will be happy to learn that my team represented Canada extremely well and brought home the gold after winning the Czech Ringette Challenge Cup undefeated in Prague.

Michele Hobson

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Rob Ross,

Thanks so much for your piece on our Fingal school reunion. You did a great job covering the complete story and you included all the proper contact info for people to register and attain further details. The timing is great too, as we now are only two months away from the event.

Ross Burger                       

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Dear Rob,

On behalf of the OFSAA curling committee may I thank you and the Times-Journal for all of the coverage during our event.

Sincerely,

Anne Lapchinski

                       

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Rob,

On behalf of the PCI field hockey team, I would like to thank you for all of the newspaper exposure we received. It's great to have sports other than football receiving all of the praise.

Tahlia Rimnyak (PCI player)

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Good morning,

I would like to thank you for your excellent coverage of the girls' hockey game on Sunday (BAD girls bantam).  My daughter plays for the Sarnia Sting and they were very surprised to upset the Belmont girls. Our girls don't get that type of coverage here in Sarnia.

Laurie Girard

Sarnia, ON

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Rob:

Thank you so much for the coverage of our peewee tournament in the Times-journal. GREAT JOB!  You profiled our team very well. All the kids are very excited.

Brian Jacobs

St. Thomas Minor Hockey

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Dear Rob:

On behalf of the OFSAA organizing committee, I would like to thank you for the excellent coverage you provided for both the WECSSAA meet and the OFSAA championship. Your articles and photographs certainly gave girls' gymnastics a much needed boost. The gymnasts and coaches at Brennan, L'Essor, St. Anne's and Villanova spoke most appreciatively about the publicity that you provided for them and the sport for gymnastics.

Thank you so very much for a job well done.

Sincerely,

Shelia Wright

Publicity Chairperson

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Hi Rob,

I just wanted to thank you for including Ryan in your Stars' reports. It's difficult a thing for a young person to learn to speak to the press and come off sounding good and you really made this easy for Ryan. I could see the improvement in the past two years. Ryan had a great four years in St. Thomas and we know how lucky we were.

Karen Degen                       

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Rob:

Your coverage of our bonspiel was outstanding and your support of our club is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.

Joan Martin

St. Thomas Curling Club

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Hi Rob,

On behalf of my daughters, Stephanie and Jessica (Parkside Stampeders), I would like to thank you for the outstanding coverage you provided this season for high school field hockey. We have been involved in field hockey for five years now and have never seen such great coverage before. Unlike the LFP you realize there is more to school sports than football, basketball and volleyball.

Thanks again for your help in making it a great season.

Sue Bengen

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Editor:

I would like to thank the St. Thomas Times-Journal for its excellent coverage of the OFSAA girls hockey championship held in St. Thomas. It was great to see a local paper provide so many stories about the players and teams participating in the tournament.

First-class coverage for a first-class tournament.

Douglas Vermeer

Assistant coach, Jean Vanier High School

Collingwood, ON

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I am sending this to you to praise you for the wonderful coverage you have had all season long of local high school sports, in particular the boys basketball season. Your coverage has included many action photos, scores and interviews with both coaches and players. I hope that you continue to be at all sports events at our St. Thomas schools.

Andy Crawford

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Dear Rob:

On behalf of the St. Thomas Ringette Association, I would like to thank you for your interest and coverage of ringette week. We are extremely proud of all our players and their dedication to this truly amazing sport. Without your support we would not have had a successful week.

Sincerely,

Joy Johnson

Fundraising and Promotion committee

St. Thomas Ringette Association

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Rob:

Great article in today's paper. I just want to thank you for the great coverage you have given this team all season. As out-of-town parents, we have been glued to your articles all season and we really appreciate the coverage of personal touches you brought about the Stars.

Marabeth Sharp

Sault Ste. Marie