Artwork showing Petrolia’s history to be preserved

Thanks to the efforts of local historians, Hamilton Shew Leong’s colourful art will live on. Leong is the creator of the historical murals that have long graced the walls of the Oil Rig restaurant —depicting scenes from Petrolia’s oil boom history. According to Petrolia Heritage Committee member Dave Hext, members were concerned the murals would… Read more »

Celebrating Petrolia’s Scottish roots

For the last 147 years, people of Scottish descent – and those who wish they were – have been getting together in Petrolia for St. Andrew’s Day. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and Nov. 30th became the time for the St. Andrew’s Society to meet and celebrate their roots. The tradition lives… Read more »

VPP 2018 season set

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia is hoping a season of uplifting songs and comedy will let spirits soar. Artistic Directors David Hogan and David Rogers released the 2018 season line up recently and it includes the comedies Shirley Valentine and The Andrews Brothers. There are also four musical theatre offerings which includes everything from country gospel and… Read more »

Alvinston artist’s creative play featured

Alvinston artist Liana Russwurm says as a child, she and her siblings were left to create their own fun. That she says may be part of her fascination with toys in her new exhibit, Out of the Tickle Trunk. It opened at First Friday in Sarnia. Russwurm was working on a series of masks and… Read more »