Postponed Picnic

Monday, July 29, 1918
Only Half Programme Carried Out at Osgoode

The annual picnic of St. John's Church of Osgoode took place on Saturday afternoon at McEvoy's Grove at Osgoode. Despite the fact the rain fell several times during the afternoon, nearly 1,500 people attended. Only half of the programme was completed owing to the rain, and it is the intention of Rev. Father Corkery to rearrange the programme and hold the picnic again for the benefit of his parish.

However, the Knights of Columbus Minstrels made up for the part of the programme which was canceiled and gave over an hour's performance to the large crowd. Their new jokes and songs appealed to the spectators, and they drew much applause. The baseball game, the baby show and several other events were cancelled owing to the rain, but the other results were:

Standing broad jump -- 1, E. Evaire; 2, Cunningham.
Running broad jump, 1, G. Willis; 2, F. Terrany.
100 Yard dash, 1, G. Willis and E. Evaire tied.
220 Yard dash, 1, G. Willis; 2, E. Evaire.
High jump, 1, Cunningham; 2, E. Evaire.

Father Corkery was in charge of the programme, while M. M. O'Connel was in charge of the sports.

 

The Ottawa Journal July 29th 1918
The Ottawa Journal July 29th 1918
The Ottawa Journal July 29th 1918
Source: 
The Ottawa Journal