Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Robert McGregor's Book - A Journey of a Thousand Steps

NOW AVAILABLE -  Robert McGregor's Book - A Journey of a Thousand Steps

Robert McGregor, a goalie with the Kawartha  Komets Junior (Saturns) team has written a book detailing his life story dealing with blindness, 2 kidney transplants and cancer. A compelling story of courage and the strength he found in family, friends, soccer and hockey.

A Journey of a Thousand Steps, softcover, 54 pages. While quantities last, books are available for Kawartha Komets players and others at a pay-what-you-can rate. Regular price: $20.00

To order, please email with your order request. Indicate how many copies you would like, your email and mailing address, phone number and then send a cheque to:

John McGregor, 
808 Birchview Road, 
Douro-Dummer, ON 
K0L 2H0.  

Cheques should be payable to John McGregor. E-transfers are acceptable. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society & the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program.

Family, Friends, Fun and Lots of Food at the Komets Annual Picnic

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program's Annual Picnic/BBQ/Potluck and Pool Party was held on Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at Elim Lodge on Pigeon Lake.

Even though the event was held in the middle of vacation time for many of our families and players, we had an excellent turnout.

The facilities at Elim Lodge are amazing and those in attendance could swim, play in the playground, play soccer, football, tennis, bocce ball, ball hockey, beach volleyball or just "hang out".

There was lots of wonderful food, as always, and the day ended as it does each year with an exciting baseball game with parents, staff and board members joining in with the players.

There are too many individuals to thank individually but kudos to everyone who made this annual event a great success!

The Komets were BLAZING...and so was the sun!

Board Members Jim Legon (left) & Kevin Smith

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Kawartha Komets & Electric City Maroon & White Walk Together

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program was asked by the City of Peterborough again this year to be the "Official Flag Bearers" in the Canada Day Parade. We were pleased to have the Electric City Maroon and White Special Needs Hockey Program join us for this event to help carry the flags.  We had a great time, as usual. Many thanks to everyone who participated and to Jim & Sharon Legon for having your classic car in the parade. 

A big THANK YOU to the City of Peterborough for asking us to carry the flags again.  We were so grateful and proud to represent our city, our provinces, our territories and our great country of Canada.

THANK YOU to Lisa Mills, the Komets' Special Events Co-ordinator, for participating in the planning of this event and for keeping those red pails filled with lollipops.

Special thanks to the players who volunteered to carry the flags and those players who handed out the treats.

THANK YOU as well, City of Peterborough, for your generous Community Investment Grants to our program over the last several years.

The Komets and Electric City were BLAZING...together!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Komets Sight-Impaired Goaltender Launches his new Book

Carol and I were honoured today to be invited to the launch of Robert McGregor's recently published book, A Journey of a Thousand Steps. Robert is a sight-impaired goaltender with the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program.
In his book, Robert recounts his battle with cancer, a kidney transplant, his vision problems and how he has overcome these obstacles.
Robert's family and many of his friends were on hand at the McGregor cottage to celebrate the occasion.
CONGRATULATIONS, Robert! You have been such an inspiration to so many people including Carol and me and all your Komets teammates, coaches and volunteers. 

We are all so very proud of you, Robert!!!
The author, Robert McGregor
Robert with his Aunt Marg and his father John

Robert with his family members

The Book