With the sun shining and the river flowing, South Stormont Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart and Stephanie White from Cornwall were ready to begin the 2018 Raisin River Canoe Race. The Raisin River in St. Andrew’s West had many canoes along its shore as the 2018 Raisin River Canoe Race was set to begin mid-morning of April 22, after being delayed a week due to bad weather. A steady stream of canoe race enthusiasts made their way to the historical hall of St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in St. Andrew’s West. Gerry Potvin, one of the breakfast volunteers, commented how the cooking crew had arrived at 5:45 a.m. to begin cooking, with Ray Beauregard mentioning they were expecting 300 diners for the full course breakfast.         Thompson Goddard photo