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DEC/JAN 2017/18 Volume 1 Issue 4






Batawa Ski Hill ... More than skiing

Seasons Greetings from Mayor Harrison Greetings Mayor Christopher Greetings Todd Smith Greetings Neil Ellis Winter Hair Blues? ... Ways to beat it Century 21 Athlete of the Month Belleville Chamber of Commerce Business Highlight Sports Hypnosis - Christopher Graham The GYM - Are you a gym newbie? Raisin’ Hull Book Launch Cyberbullying - Tips to dicuss with your kids REMAX Quinte Team of the Month Bayside Rugby Get Energized - Dr. Lippitt D.C.

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Sitski Snow sport for kids with Disabilities

Batawa Ski Hill - Winter Adventures Ontario Track 3 - Sitski for kids with disabilities Loyalist Fencing Club Belleville Sports Hall of Fame - Allan Cup returns Ottawa Senators - Hockey card history Wellington Dukes - Pride, passion and tradition Special Olympics in Belleville & Quinte West Alicia is Astounding - Making kids’ dreams come true

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The City of Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison and Members of Council cordially invite you to attend the


Monday, January 1, 2018 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Official Welcome at City Hall, 7 Creswell Drive, Trenton R.S.V.P. By December 15, 2017 Jane Mielke 613-392-2841 ext. 4433 janem@quintewest.ca



Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year! Mayor Jim Harrison and members of Council The City of Quinte West

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A letter from our team ... As 2017 draws to an end, the publishers and staff at Bay of Quinte Total Sports wish to extend a huge “thank you” to all our readers, contributors, and supporters in the Quinte region - with special thanks to Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison for his above-and-beyond support for our publication. With your help, we produced four free magazines in 2017, and distributed them to many of the region’s arenas, medical offices, LCBO stores, libraries, government and non-profit offices, and more. It has been a privilege for us to serve our communities with tangible support, including the donation of space in our magazine, to dozens of charities and non-profits. We’re big on “community.” We’re proud to have helped the Salvation Army, the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Belleville Senators, the Trenton Golden Hawks, the Wellington Dukes, our sports halls of fames, the Astounding Heights Dance Club, the Belleville Waterfront Festival, the RCAF Museum…and the list goes on. Our vision at Bay of Quinte Total Sports is to provide affordable, and sometimes even free editorial space to struggling sports organizations, so they can promote local teams and athletes. By doing that, we hope to attract tourists to sports and entertainment activities in Quinte-area communities. We’re more than just a local sports publication. Our plan is to establish our own foundation in 2018. We want to expand and create jobs and placement positions for Loyalist College students studying broadcasting, media, business, and more. We look forward to another great year of telling many stories about Quinte’s sports and entertainment organizations... their achievements, their athletes, their local legends. And we pledge to continue to support our region’s not-for-profit organizations in our bi-monthly publication. To find out more about how you can become involved with Bay of Quinte Total Sports, please drop us an email at boqtotalsportsmagazine.ca We wish you the very best for this holiday season, and may your 2018 be full of peace and happiness. And please… remember to call Operation Rednose or “Drivers Seat” over the holidays if you should really get someone else to drive. See you in our first New Year issue, February 1st 2018! Yours in sports, Kelly, April, Nicole, Alisha, Emilie, Angie, Pam, Andy, Dave, Betty and Dieter

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The Corporation of the City of Belleville Office of the Mayor The Corporation of the City of Belleville Office of the Mayor

As the Mayor of the City of Belleville, I am pleased to have the opportunity to bring you Greetings, on behalf of my colleagues on Council, through the pages of the Bay of Quinte Total Sports Magazine. 2017 has been a monumental year for the City of Belleville’s sports world. We have seen the launch of this wonderful sports magazine and resource, hosted countless sporting events Asdedicated the Mayorthe of the of Belleville, I am pleased to have opportunity to bring you Greetings, newCity Belleville Sport’s Hall of Fame, and the welcomed the Belleville Senators to our on beautiful behalf ofCity. my colleagues on Council, through the pages of the Bay of Quinte Total Sports Magazine. The holidays are a special time of year for families in the City of Belleville. A time for everyone to 2017 has been a monumental for the City of look Belleville’s have the gather, express gratitude for year our blessings and forwardsports to theworld. year We ahead. Asseen the winter launch of this wonderful sports magazine and resource, hosted countless sporting events season begins I remind everyone to stay active and take advantage of the many seasonal sporting dedicated the new activities Bellevillethat Sport’s Hall here of Fame, and recreational we offer in the and City welcomed of Belleville.the Belleville Senators to our beautiful City. The holidays are a special time of year for families in the City of Belleville. A time for everyone to gather, express gratitude for our blessings and look forward to the year ahead. As the winter season begins I remind everyone to stay active and take advantage of the many seasonal sporting and recreational activities that we offer here in the City of Belleville. Taso A. Christopher Mayor

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WINTER ADVENTURES IN QUINTE Let It Snow! Early History as the VolunteerDriven “Batawa Ski Club” In the winter of 1959, a volunteer group of ski enthusiasts from the nearby Bata Shoe Factory created the Batawa Ski Club. The objective of the club was to promote recreational skiing and friendship. The club’s Nancy Greene and the North Star Alpine Ski Teams made a name for themselves by their excellent performances in ski competitions throughout Ontario. In February 1985, the Club was excited to have the Canadian Ski Patrol (Ontario Division) using its facilities. The annual Provincial First Aid Competition was held on the Batawa Ski Hill, with an annual awards banquet held in the chalet. When the Batawa Ski Club began in 1959, it consisted of a truck-powered tow rope and a small donated tent for serving hot drinks. A two-storey chalet was developed with the aid of a Wintario grant, private pledges and volunteer labour. It officially opened in 1979 and was named in honour of Sonja Bata. The chalet housed a lounge, banquet hall, ski rental shop, canteen and ticket booth. Other early developments and improvements included T-bar lifts, lighting, a pro shop, and a wide selection in daily rentals for downhill and cross country ski equipment. The club provides 17 miles of natural cross-country ski trails. On December 23, 1988, Colleen DeBruyn, treasurer of the Batawa Ski Club, received a provincial grant towards the purchase of a new snow-making machine, a new allterrain vehicle, and another 50 rental ski outfits. In December 1989, a new water pipeline was installed, providing the hill with a sufficient amount of water for making artificial snow. Colleen DeBruyn commented that the water line “will help the ski hill run a season which will start earlier and run longer than past years.”

Expansion as the Not-for-Profit Corporation, “Batawa Ski Hill” The challenges of keeping a small volunteer community ski hill afloat in Eastern Ontario necessitated the notfor-profit incorporation of the ski hill in 2006-07 under the leadership of Sonja Bata. Rechristened “Batawa Ski Hill,” the organization embarked on an extensive



modernization and expansion program to keep it alive for the community and future generations. Included in the expansion was new state-of-the-art snowmaking technology, Canada’s first LED-lit ski hill, a new snow-grooming cat, and a Leitner-Poma quad chairlift that moves 2,400 people per hour up the hill. Come the warm weather, Batawa Ski Hill has 25 kilometres of trails open to hikers and bikers. And for young, curious palaeontologists, a 40-foot replica Tyrannosaurus Rex is waiting to be discovered in our ever-popular Dino Dig park, the centrepiece of their Summer Adventure Day Camps

Trails & Terrain Park Named in Ski Canada‘s 2009 annual “Best of” list, Batawa Ski Hill has come a long way since the Bata Shoe employees began clearing trees in 1959 and installing a handmade tow rope, as they sought to create a skiing facility that would enable them to enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape. This outdoor winter gem now offers nine runs, from novice to experienced, including a terrain park with assorted rails, boxes, jibs and jumps.

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A Leitner-Poma quad chairlift that moves 2,400 people per hour Retro T-bar for special occasions! State-of-the-art grooming and snow-making capabilities Nighttime skiing Rustic chalet slopeside with enhanced WiFi, rooftop patio, fireplace and the Batawa Bistro Snow school programs, with certified instructors, for all ages and abilities Rental shop with a full range of ski and snowboard gear Certified patrollers with the award-winning Canadian Ski Patrol’s Frontenac Zone

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WINTER HAIR BLUES? Ways to Beat it! By: Aldo Poropat / Capelli Salon

Is winter being harsh on your hair? Constant changes in temperature from the cold outdoors to the warm indoors can leave your hair dry, frizzy and prone to damage. Also, the lack of moisture in the air may aggravate flaking and itching of the scalp. But, do not fret, you and your hair can have fun this winter! Here are some great tips to help restore your troubled tresses. Ease up on the shampoo. During the winter months when hair tends to be moisture-deprived, shampooing two or three times a week is plenty. Washing your hair every day strips away the natural oils produced by your scalp which would help to keep it and your hair moisturized and healthy. Plus, over-washing can also disturb your scalp’s pH balance which may further aggravate the winter hair blues. Don’t turn up the water temperature when the weather gets cold. It’s tempting to turn up the hot water heater. Don’t do it. Hot water will strip the moisture out of your skin and hair, leaving it parched, dry and scaly. It is better to use warm water instead of hot water, and limit your bath or shower time to 15 minutes.

Air dry your hair. With hair already lacking moisture you don’t want to make it worse by blow-drying. If you must blow-dry, then let your hair air-dry to 80 percent and finish the remaining 20 percent with blow dryer. This way you save your hair from excess heat so you can retain more moisture and your hair will look just as good. Wear a scarf or hat. Whenever you are stepping outside in the cold, you need to protect your hair from cold winds. Wearing a scarf, a hat or a cap will lock in the moisture of your hair and protect it against the elements. In addition, they make great accessories, and they are also excellent at hiding bad hair days! Don’t forget to apply a “leave-in” conditioner. Applying a few drops of lightweight oil (such as almond oil, or coconut oil) smooths and adds shine to dry, frizzy, and static-y hair. To use: After shampooing and towel- drying, take 3 to 4 drops of almond oil, rub between your palms and apply to hair away from your scalp (preferably to the lower 2/3rds of your hair). This will make your hair more manageable and easier to comb through. Always take the less-is- more route or the result will be greasy strands. We can help with your winter blas by giving you a great new hairstyle or a winter hair treatment to help your feel great about your hair. Book now for holiday appointments with one of our qualified stylists. GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE! We wish you and yours a great holiday season and hope to see you again in 2018!

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SITSKI AT BATAWA SKI HILL Snow Sports For Kids With Disabilities By: Bay of Quinte Total Sports

Ontario Track 3 Ski Association is a volunteer-based charity enabling kids and youth with disabilities to discover their confidence, develop their talents and achieve their physical potential through the magic of snow sports. Families quickly learn that the Track 3 experience is unique and has the power to change lives. Offering seven weeks of winter fun, Ontario Track 3 has a variety of programs that can support families with either full-day drop-off and busing, or weekday city drop-off service. Most important, moms, dads and siblings have the chance to share their love of skiing and snowboarding. Programs Ontario Track 3 delivers adaptive ski and snowboard programs that are designed for kids and youth with disabilities. The goal is to change lives by enabling these students with the same opportunities and experiences that are available to other children in their schools, families and communities. The programs run from January to March and are typically seven weeks in duration. Programs are subject to change due to inclimate weather and host hill readiness.

sessions promised, Track 3 will not be able to refund fees paid by students. During the 2017/2018 season, Track 3 will host programs at the following locations: Glen Eden, Craigleith, Beaver Valley, Mt. St. Louis Moonstone, Caledon, Hockley Valley, Alpine, Osler, Earl Bales, and Batawa. Thursdays - Batawa Ski Hill Programs starts Jan 17 & 18/2018

For more information please visit www.track3.org or www.batawaskihill.com

Please note: Track 3 is a not-for-profit organization that relies almost entirely on the services of volunteers. Student lessons are subsidized with grants and donations from sponsors. If for reasons beyond our control (ie: poor snow conditions) we are not able to fulfil the number of




Congratulations to this well deserving athlete!

Athlete of the Month: Name: Cindy Nelles

Age: 22 High School: St. Theresa’s Secondary School Post-Secondary School: McMaster University Cindy Nelles was named Belleville’s “Athlete of the Year” this past month and awarded the “Robinson-Kelleher Memorial Award” for her impressive list of athletic accomplishments. Nelles – a Belleville native – is currently pursing an Engineering degree at McMaster and led her school’s rugby team to two straight Ontario Women’s Championships and first National Championship. Additionally, Nelles secured a spot on the Rugby Canada Team that competed in the 2017 Women’s World Rugby Cup in Ireland. Congratulations, Cindy!

Wishing you and yours the very best throughout the Holiday Season. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Shelly.


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SPORTS BRING A COMMUNITY TOGETHER Submitted by: The Belleville Chamber of Commerce

BELLEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Bruce Mackay is still in a state of shock from winning the QBAA Business Person of the Year award but was more than happy to share how sports have been a big part of his success. When his family moved to Belleville from a politically tumultuous Quebec in the late ‘70s, they knew no one. With little money and feeling pretty lonely, his mom made a decision to start a tradition that continues to this day. They invited people to join them for a potluck following the New Year’s Day hockey game and this is when things started to change. His father, David, began supporting local teams and Bruce recalls he thought it was the coolest thing his Dad was the guy that bought hats for everyone on the team.

Mackay Insurance is celebrating 40 years in 2017. When Bruce started in 1989, he was the 4th to join the company; they now employ almost 20 people, have a beautiful office building on Dundas St. E and is so entrenched in hockey – he rebranded their logo in 2003 to fit on a hockey puck. His office is a bit of a shrine, including the very seat he sat in at the Forum to watch the Habs play (he’s a diehard fan but Ottawa is his #2 team). He’s coached all three of his children, Isaac, Eva & Faith but after his dad passed away last year, is now taking his place sitting next to his wife of 17 years, Tanya - to watch his kids play.

And now, the little boy who bragged his best present ever was a pair of used skates has his name on a hockey arena at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre. “We’d been supporting local sports for so long, the decision to put my father’s name on an arena was almost a natural choice. It helps the community and keeps my dad’s memory alive.” As long time supporters of the Belleville Bulls both in the rink and as a home for many players, the loss of the team was a difficult adjustment. He has missed seeing the people he would see at the games and “really, where has everyone been? The Yardmen and the arenas were where the community met and being involved with sports had the added bonus of helping us build the business” recalled Bruce.

Mackay Insurance has been a member of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce since 1991! The Chamber has been supporting the business community in Belleville since 1864 and helps business prosper by connecting the people behind the business to the community, representing business interests at all levels of government and sharing information and experience among its members.

On behalf of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce, Congratulations, Bruce!

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HYPNOSIS A Supplimental Tool For Winning By: Christopher Graham, B.Msc., CCHt Hypnosis and Metaphysics Counselling

approach life’s challenges and demands. Promotionfocused people see their goals as creating a path to gain or advancement and concentrate on the rewards that will accrue when they achieve them.” “Prevention-focused people, in contrast, see their goals as responsibilities, and they concentrate on staying safe. They worry about what might go wrong if they don’t work hard enough or aren’t careful enough.”

It is, perhaps, history’s biggest and best-kept secret. How to use the power of your own mind to achieve the successes in life that you envision for yourself. If you are interested in reaching your maximum potential, then you have to know who you are and what motivates you. Because what motivates people matters! There are parts of us that work for our ultimate good, and believe it or not, parts of our personalities are destructive forces that work against us. So, what about your personality, or that of someone you’d like to influence? Heidi Grant, Ph.D, and E. Troy Higgins, a professor of psychology at the Motivation Science Center at Columbia University, wrote a very informative article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Do You Play to Win or Not to Lose?” They’ve concluded there are two basic types of personalities to look for in determining performance outcomes. They asked, “What what factors strengthen—or undermine— your motivation?” Part of their conclusion was that people answer these questions in very different ways. So the challenge - whether you’re managing your own performance or someone else’s - is what motivates you, or someone else? The researchers also noted that while academics and marketers know basic personality types well, managers in sports, business, or schools do not. Grant and Higgins identified two basic types of personalities that they believe can predict high-end performance. They believe are people are either preventionfocused, or promotion-focused. “The promotion-focused are engaged by inspirational role models, the preventionfocused by cautionary tales.” “Motivational







Perhaps you already self-identify or see someone’s dominant focus immediately. If not you can visit http:// www.focusdiagnostic.com/index.php and answer a few questions to find out. Now that you’ve identified your own personality style and that of another you’d like to influence, what’s next? How do you incorporate motivator to get you to where you want to be? Whether prevention or promotion-focused, the motivational factors must strengthen the core values of the person. Here comes history’s best kept secret of all time. The key to ultimate fulfillment, success, and self-realization is wait for it - hypnosis. Yes, that strange, mysterious and misunderstood, sometimes and always intriguing mental state known as hypnosis. What the heck is it anyway? Stay tuned ... continued in the next issue of Bay of Quinte Total Sports Christopher Graham is a Certified Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist. He combines the power of hypnosis with metaphysical science to achieve help individuals their true nature and full potential.

LOYALIST FENCING CLUB Offers a Great Family Sport Locally Submitted by: Cindy Duffy/ Loyalist Fencing Club

The club provides beginners with all equipment to start, and those who stick with it eventually purchase their own. Even with equipment costs, club and tournament fees, fencing can be less costly than many sports and activities offered in our community.

“The tip of a fencing blade is the second fastest - moving object at the Olympic Games, next to a bullet,” says local fencing coach Rob McFadden.

Most club members have not set foot “en piste” before joining. Others like Rob had fenced at university and welcomed an opportunity to return to the sport. Ages range from six to 60plus. Some fence for exercise and fun, while others are more competitive, training to compete in the many tournaments held across the province from September through June. “Our club has had fencers successfully compete at provincial, national, and international tournaments in Youth, Open, and Masters categories and the club has had Youth fencers qualify and medal at the past three Ontario Summer Games,” says Rob. As testament to the positive introduction they got to the sport through the Loyalist Fencing Club, some members have gone on to fence with varsity teams and clubs at universities across the country.

Fencing has been an Olympic sport since the modern Olympic Games began and the first fencing school in what is now Canada opened in Montreal almost 200 years ago. Yet if you lived in Prince Edward or Hastings County and wanted to learn the historic sport, you were out of luck. That is until six years ago, when Rob founded the Loyalist Fencing Club.

For more information check out the club website at: www.loyalistfencingclub.ca or email Head Coach Rob McFadden at loyalistfencingclub@cogeco.net

Rob competed on university varsity teams in the late 80s and 90s. Busy with family and work (Rob is a principal with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, )he didn’t have time for fencing. Getting back into the sport meant traveling to Kingston to train with Henk Pardoel, head coach at the Kingston Fencing Club. Then Rob’s oldest son Angus took up the sport, and that gave Rob the push he needed to act on his long-held dream. The Loyalist Fencing Club was born. Now Rob’s sons Finlay and Fearghas are also fencing. “They’re all giving me a run for my money on the piste now! They’re a great help running the club too, setting up and managing equipment and working with beginner fencers.” Fencing is a great family sport and the club has had many parents fence alongside their kids. So, the club offers a discounted family rate. The club trains in foil, epee, and sabre on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Sir John A. MacDonald School in Belleville. Rob is sometimes helped by veteran fencer and long-time friend and training partner, Paul Williams of Kingston. Together they help members hone their skills with physical fitness training, footwork and blade work, and of course, bouting. Even though fencing appears intense and at times aggressive, specialized safety equipment means there’s little danger. “Though fencing has emerged from the tradition of dueling with swords, a recent study rates it as one of the safest sports, with only five Olympic events posting lower injury rates,” says Rob. BOQTotalsportsmagazine.ca


THE GYM Are You A Gym Newbie? BY: Terry Boyd - The GYM Trenton

They say that your memory recall is improved when the event is traumatic. I would agree. Case in point: the first time I stepped into a gym. No kidding. I recall very vividly my anxiety and fear just parking the car. For some, the mere thought of walking into a new place with an alreadyestablished culture, unfamiliar surroundings and sales people is overwhelming enough to make you run away quickly! During my first visit I packed up what I considered appropriate athletic wear. I had my Sparx running shoes (three months wear), no socks, my “World’s Greatest Soccer Player” Snoopy t-shirt, and my favourite pair of cut-off jean shorts. Workout attire perfection! When I arrived, I struggled with pushing through the big swing door. Not a good start. What happened next can only be compared to “flash bangs” during tactical training. It was like a wave that hit me in the chest. A pause. All my senses were instantly assaulted. In one minute (which felt like seconds), I was confronted by someone who in hindsight may have been Richard Simmons; I heard “Welcome to the Jungle” playing, and I saw thirty men and one woman doing stairs in rhythm wearing brightly-coloured unitards with thongs. And I was somehow five dollars poorer on my way to the change room. Step One was over. I took a deep breath. On to step two. The change room was unfamiliar terrain, and in here there’s another new culture. Two men were present. One was an older gentleman who clearly forgot he was naked as he walked around cheerily. The other was younger and took up a full bench which left me with a bench in a corner, which was fine by me. I threw on my workout gear in ten seconds flat. I finished tying up my laces and got up to leave when I heard, “Hello Terry Boyd!” It was Naked Guy. Naked Guy started walking towards me with his hand outstretched to shake my hand. It was my history teacher in the buff. I’m not sure how the conversation went; there are some things you just block out. I rushed out as quickly as I could with “see you in class” ringing in my ears. My look of shock gave way to the face of someone ready to cry.



Step three. I’d been successful getting through the front door, I’d survived the change room, and now - the weight room. The best approach is to pay attention and ask questions, which contradicts everything this 16-year-old high school kid knew. And I knew everything! OK, I kind of stood out in my Snoopy t-shirt, but I was determined. I scoured the area for the safest, easiest thing to do. I saw a bike. I think I leapt for joy! I can ride a bike. Happy day! I climbed on the seat, which was too high. Too late now. I’d have to make do. For pride’s sake I kept going. I was sure everyone in the room was watching. I had to slide up and down the seat to reach the pedals. I looked like a ten-year-old on an oversized ten-speed. After three minutes of excruciating wear and tear on the inside of my thighs, I climbed off. This bike had betrayed me. A friendly man came over and asked if I was finished. I said yes. He added helpfully that I could adjust the height of the seat. Did I mention I was 16? Step four, please. The weights were a different story. I was confused when I looked at the equipment. There was a lot, and I was somewhat blinded by the parachute pants. I went to the water fountain to bide my time and survey the scene. I drank a lot. Slowly. Some of these guys were big, some were small, and I was surprised that they were all people I recognized, or who seemed just average-looking. One looked like the Ultimate Warrior: headband, long hair, killer mullet. He wore a very rad pair of purple and green felt parachute pants and a white muscle shirt that said “Where’s the beef?” I felt a pang of jealousy. Adding to his presence was a bright yellow Sportsman cassette tape Walkman strapped to his waist, and a pair of headphones. My instincts told me to avoid this man at all costs. I saw a guy I recognized named Steve. Funny though…when I saw him at the grocery store he looked kind of average, but as soon as he did a set, he seemed to get huge. Years later, this malady was known as “Imaginary Lat Syndrome” (ILS). I decided to go all-in! I sat down at a machine, reached above my head and pulled the bar (the lat machine). It was so easy. I did 50 reps, no problem, pulled it right down to my lap. On this day 20-pound lat pull-downs were no match for me and my Snoopy t-shirt. I got up and noticed I too had ILS! I walked around like I owned the place. Even though I had yet to buy any parachute pants, I felt like I belonged. I went back for my second try, or as we weightlifters call it, the second set. Now we all know how helpful peripheral vision is when we’re doing things like driving or playing sports - but it’s also key in recognizing danger. The Ultimate Warrior was walking toward me. I hadn’t crossed into his turf, I hadn’t even made eye contact. I froze. He stood beside me and

took off his headphones. I heard “Careless Whisper” by Wham on his Sportsman. It caught me by surprise. He asked if he could give me some advice. I nodded an emphatic “yes.” He said, “you’re sitting on it backwards. Add some weight, pull to your chin, and don’t overdo it the first time.” Another nod from me. “Any questions, just ask,” he offered. He put his phones back on (“Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” was playing) and went back to the big weights. I was “shappy”(shocked and happy). I did two more decidedly harder sets. I didn’t have to shower or change so I went to the change room and grabbed my stuff which was rolled up in a brown-paper Dominion Store bag and tucked away in Locker 3 (favourite number, easy to remember). I waqlked out thinking I may just come back. It was the Ultimate Warrior who probably changed my mind about returning. People who’ve had a first trip to the gym have overcome their fears and returned. For some, it’s a seamless process. For others, it really is traumatic. I have seen people unable to walk in the front door due to a fear they’d be judged and other insecurities. A kind word from a member - a nod, or a wave, or a hello - can help someone feel they belong. People tell me one of their biggest concerns is that everyone is watching them. Well, a lot of folks are thinking the same thing. Most can relate. They all had a first day. There is no doubt that gyms can be intimidating. If you’re starting out, ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask someone if you’re unsure how the lockers work, who the trainers are, how to sign up for classes, etc.. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Don’t overdo it your first time training. There’s a lot of information online. Access it, and ask people at the gym. If you see someone with headphones on, chances are they’re committed to that training session. You’re a newbie - own it, claim it as yours. “I’m new here, I have a quick question.” People get that - they used to be there, too.


Troy Hull, author of Raisin’ Hull - Fame, Fortune and Farming held a book launch recently; a book about growing up in the Hull family with his uncles, Bobby and Dennis Hull, cousins Brett and Jonathan, and of course his dad Garry. Hockey has been a huge part of the Hull family but farming holds just about as many memories as the game does. The book took Troy a little more than a year to write, although it had been in the planning stages for years. Illustrated by Troy’s good friend Kelly Martin, the book is a collection of short, funny stories about “growing up Hull.” There’s a healthy dose of photos from the Hull family’s personal albums. The book launch took place on October 28th at the Boathouse Seafood Restaurant, Patio and Lounge at Belleville’s Victoria Harbour. A fitting place. Troy is an old friend of owners Greg and Nancy Annesley, and the whole family have docked their boats at the Boathouse many times. Approximately 200 people attended, including the Hull family and special guest and ex-”HOckey Night in Canada” broadcaster Brian McFarlane. For information on holding a book signing, or to order the book, please visit facebook.com/Raisin Hull the book. .

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ALLAN CUP Makes a Return to Belleville BY: Belleville Sports Hall of Fame

In 1957-1958 the Belleville McFarlands won the Allan Cup, signifying that they were the best Senior ‘A’ team in Canada and earning their way to the World Cup the following year – which they also won. So in the eyes of the people of Belleville , who have a few years under their belt, the Allan Cup has a mystical quality to it. There is a picture of it – with the Macs – on the outside wall of the Memorial Arena. The McFarlands from both years were inducted into the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. With the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame undergoing a revival this year, in a new home – the Dr. R. L. Vaughan Atrium at the Qunite Sports and Wellness Centre (QSWC) – the thought occurs that the Hall of Fame induction ceremony might be a great opportunity to remember the past, while saluting the new inductees.

with this success under our belt, the Allan Cup headed west to the Belmont Retirement Home, where the captain and heart and soul of the Macs -Floyd Crawford - resided. Following a discussion with office personnel and a call to Eric Crawford to confirm that bringing in the Allan Cup was fine, Floyd got to once again meet with the Cup and was the hit of staff and residents. A few tears were shed.. Sadly, Floyd passed away on November 11th. But the story doesn’t end there. Another son in Belleville’s “Hockey Family,” Todd Crawford, heard about the Allan Cup being in town and making the rounds and suggested it would be a great experience for the peewee team he coaches to have an opportunity to see it and get a better understanding about its importance in Belleville’s sports history. So, on Saturday, just before the opening of the Hall of Fame, the Allan Cup made its way to some young players who now know its history, and who, one day, may play for it.

An email to Hockey Canada almost a year ago, resulted in the Allan Cup appearing on Hall of Fame President Dave Mills’ doorstep a week before the induction ceremony. And then the fun began. On Tuesday of HOF Week, two former Macs – Davey Jones and Turk Barclay, got the surprise of their life when they finished their regular golf game and found the Allan Cup sitting on a table behind the 18th green at the Bay of Quinte GC. A few minutes later another Mac – Lionel Botley – showed up and over a few beers a lot of reminiscing took place, followed by a photo shoot with the Allan Cup. There had been an attempt to get a 4th Mac – Weiner Brown – to the Bay of Quinte GC, but prior commitments and perhaps a bit of skepticism that the call he got was real meant that things didn’t work out. However, that night his son Jeff saw a posting of the Bay of Quinte event on Facebook and said “What the hell is going on here?” A quick call to the Facebook poster – local sports historian James Hurst – confirmed that it really was the Allan Cup and the question was posed “How do we get this to my father? Well, it turns out that Weiner has a regular routine of an afternoon beer at the local Legion, so on Wednesday, Sir H. Montagu Allan’s Cup was paraded into the Legion, where Weiner Brown was holding court and wondering why his sons and a bunch of friends had suddenly appeared. An hour-anda-half of stories – some not to be repeated – followed. So,



And the story doesn’t end there, either! As the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame was opening to the public for the first time, a lady named Eleanor - who is the wife of the 6th Mac, Keith McDonald - approached Dave Mills wondering where the Allan Cup was. “We’ve been looking for Keith’s Allan Cup and the World Cup blazers for years and don’t know where they are.” Just imagine her reaction when Dave Mills said, “well they are right back there with the Cup.” It turns out that the blazers were leant to a friend, who leant them to another friend – who happens to collect sports memorabilia – and that person provided them to the Hall of Fame – on loan – for display. It really doesn’t get any better than that. Mystery solved. After its one-week visit to Belleville, the Allan Cup started a new journey to Newfoundland. We can only hope that the people it touches there have the same experience that six of the Macs had in Belleville.

CYBERBULLYING Tips to discuss with your kids By: Emma Travis - Be Prepared First Aid Training - Belleville

You’ve seen it in the news and you might wonder - is my child being bullied or, is my child being a bully? A bully on the playground says mean things to you, pushes you on the ground or throws a stick at you. But you know that bully. That bully has a face. Not like a bully on the internet. Internet bullies have many tricks - spiteful comments on a picture, an edited picture that distorts the truth, to name two. Internet bullying is easy too. It’s a lot easier to say nasty things about someone else when you don’t have to look them in the eye. No awkward confrontation with someone else. But then the damage has still been done. It’s still “out there,” for all to see. It can be shared, retweeted, re-posted and repeated - again, again, and again. And you can’t really take it back, either. The damage can be devastating for the self-esteem of a teenager. We need to sit down with our kids. Start a dialogue and have an open conversation with them. Need an idea about where to start? Here are some easy starting points: • Before they post or do something online, have them stop and think -- is this appropriate? Does this need to be said? How would I feel if someone posted this about me? They might be posting something in a small

group, but would they still feel comfortable posting that same message or comment publicly? Just because a group is private doesn’t mean someone won’t tell an outsider or take a picture of a conversation and share it with others. Outline the steps that you and your child will take together if they are ever bullied online (make sure you create a plan that deals not only with the bullying, but also with the stress and anxiety your child will experience). Don’t forget to talk about if they think their friends are being cyber-bullied and what to do. Let them know they can tell you anything, but realize that not all kids are comfortable confiding in their own parents. Let them know what resources are available. Kids can call KidsHelpPhone (1-800-688-6868) to speak with a counsellor about anything that is troubling them. KidsHelpPhone also has chat support and a website with tons of information, which is great for parents too. Youthspace (778-783-0177) is a safe, inclusive, and welcome space for youth to reach out and have a chat, online or by text, between 6pm and midnight. Remember this doesn’t have to be a long and difficult conversation. Just start the dialogue with your kids and keep the lines of communication open.



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OTTAWA SENATORS Hockey Card History By: James Hurst

The Middle Years

The Ottawa Senators started out in the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. As an amateur team, they played in the Federal League. They played for the Stanley Cup in a league called the Eastern Canada Hockey Association, with two teams from Montreal, and one from Quebec. Ottawa was the first team to win the Cup in three consecutive seasons. In 1909, the ECHA was reformed to become the Canadian Hockey Association. When the National Hockey Association gained in popularity, Ottawa joined the league with the Montreal Shamrocks.

The First


1907. He returned to Ottawa in 1908, and captured the scoring title in his first two seasons. He had 37 goals in 16 games in the 1911-1912 season. He helped Ottawa win the Cup in 1909 and 1911. He entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962. Fred Lake lost an eye in northern Michigan playing in the International League. He continued his career as a deference, often playing beside Sam ‘Ham by” Shore. They were the Senators’ regular defense pairing for four years, helping Ottawa win the Cup in 1912. He hung up the blades in 1915.



One of the first superstars for Ottawa was Marty Walsh. He played for Queen’s University in 1906 when they challenged Ottawa for the Stanley Cup. Because he played so well, Ottawa offered Walsh a contract, which he signed to play in the International League in

For the 1933-34 season, O-Pee-Chi introduced a series of NHL Cards. There were 72 cards in the set, with players from all of the NHL teams. Ralph “Cooley” Weiland is card # 27 in that set. He played for the Bruins, the Senators and the Red Wings. In the mid 1920s, he joined the Minneapolis Millers of the American Hockey Association. In 1928 he signed with the Bruins, and won the Stanley Cup in his rookie year. He played for the Senators from 19331934. He finished his playing career in 1939. He coached the Bruins for two years, and in 1950, he stepped behind the bench at Harvard University. He coached there for 21 years, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971. Leo Bourgeault, a Sturgeon Falls native, played for four of the NHL teams: The Leafs, starting in 1926, the Rangers, the Canadiens, and the Senators. He won a Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1928. He is one of six NHL players to wear # 99. Frank Finnigan is on card # 25 in the O-Pee-Chee set from 33-34. A native of Shawville, Quebec, He played for the University of Ottawa. He said that he was paid to play for the University, and did not have to submit any assignments. He earned the nickname at that time, “The Shawville Express”, as he took the train to Ottawa for his games. He also played for the Ottawa Montagnards before joining the Senators in 1923. He won a Cup with the Senators in 1927.

The Senators suspended operations for the 1931-32 season, and Finnigan played for the Leafs, also winning a cup in Toronto. He returned to Ottawa the next year. That was to be the last for the Senators, and Finnegan scored the his final goal for them on March 15, 1934. Most of the players moved to St. Louis the next year to play for the Eagles. Des Roche was born in Kemptville, Ontario. He is pictured on card # 70 of the World Wide Gum Company set, also produce for the 19331934 year. He played right wing for the Montreal Maroons, the Canadiens, the Eagles, the Senators and the Red Wings. He also wore # 99! He scored the final franchise goal for the Senators on March 17, 1934. The following year was his best in the NHL, playing alongside his brother Earl. He had 14 goals and 10 assists. In his final year, he played for 3 NHL teams, and 3 minor league teams. He retired in 1939.

The Modern Era In 1989, the group looking to establish a franchise in Ottawa signed Frank Finnigan to be part of their campaign. The group was successful, and began play in the 19921993 season. There were thousands of different Ottawa

Senators cards issued that season. Frank Finnigan was slated to drop the puck for the ceremonial face-off, but passed away before the season began. He was the last surviving member of the Ottawa Senators’ team which won the Cup in 1927. Many card companies began competing for the collectors’ dollar at that time. The Pinnacle cards featured great shots of the NHL players, including the first Senator cards of Brad Marsh and Peter Sidorkiewicz. Craig Anderson’s card is included in the 2016-2017 O-Pee-Chee set. Mike Hoffman is shown in his Binghampton Senators uniform in a 2016-2017 American Hockey League set.

WELLINGTON DUKES Pride/ Passion/ Tradition UPCOMING EVENTS December 22nd Alumni Game January 5th First Responder Night Visit Wellingtondukes. pointstreasites.com

Wishing our fans, volunteers, sponsors and community, Seasons Greetings and the best for 2018. We hope you will join us at the rink! Go Dukes Go! Watch for a special 8 page “Dukes feature” in the February/March issue of Bay of Quinte Total Sports Magazine. Featuring Alumni, where are they now and the history of the Wellington Dukes! Hometown Proud!




SPECIAL OLYMPICS In Belleville & Quinte West Submitted By: Stacey McKeown /District Developer – Eastern Ontario Special Olympics Ontario – Belleville & Quinte West is a local chapter providing sport training and competition opportunities to athletes diagnosed with intellectual disabilities year-round. It offers 11 sports programs in 8 sports across both communities. Sport training is offered weekly with various competition opportunities available throughout each sport’s season. Similar to other organizations, Special Olympics events are structured to provide opportunities for increasingly challenging competitions. This means that recreational and competitive athletes will have the chance to compete at the community level, with the opportunity to advance to regional, provincial, national or world competitions based on qualifying criteria. The fundamental difference that sets Special Olympics programs and competition apart is that athletes of all ability levels are encouraged to participate, and every athlete is recognized for his or her performance. Competitions are structured so that athletes compete with other athletes of similar ability in equitable divisions. Special Olympics Sports can be life-changing for many of the athletes who participate in local programs. In a non-metropolitan area such as the Quinte Region, there can be limited extracurricular programs available to people with intellectual disabilities. Often a lack of opportunities results in a sedentary lifestyle and a host of health-related problems. By promoting physical activity, athletes can improve their fitness and health, and develop lasting friendships with peers and volunteers. Blair, a local athlete who started participating in programs approximately 3 years ago says, “I am a very proud athlete and enjoy being a part of Special Olympics here.” Since Blair began competing, she has participated in local training sessions in three sports and most recently attended the Summer Provincial Games that were held July 13-16 in Peel. Blair brought back 4 gold medals. Her hard work has paid off as she and six other athletes



from Special Olympics Belleville & Quinte West have qualified to advance to the National Games which will be held in Nova Scotia in 2018 for swimming, track and field, and 5 and 10-pin bowling. Named to the Team Ontario Training Squad are: Blair Bastien Track & Field Gaerrisen Freeland Track & Field Adam James Track & Field John Tinney Swimming Donald Winter 10 Pin Bowling Janice Burton 5 Pin Bowling Matt Leblanc 5 Pin Bowling Special Olympics Belleville & Quinte West relies on dedicated volunteers to coach or fulfill administrative roles for its programs and is currently seeking new volunteers. If you have a sportspecific background, or no sport background at all and can give as little as an hour or two a week of your time, we would love to hear from you. Coaching Roles: Swim Coach Basketball Coach 5 & 10 Pin Bowling Coaches

Administrative Roles: Public Relations Fundraising Technical Coordinator

Email inquiries can be sent to Stacey McKeown at staceym@specialolympicsontario.com or call (888)333-5515 ext. 278. For more information on Special Olympics programs in Belleville & Quinte West, please visit http://belleville-quintewest.specialolympicsontario.ca

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Congratulations Bayside She-Devils!

Bayside She-Devils claimed the coveted Bay of Quinte championship in senior girls rugby with a win over archrival Trenton Tigers Thursday, Oct. 26. Bayside trounced Trenton 29-5 in the senior championship game to go on to a Silver win at COSSA October 30th. The ladies will compete at OFSSA in the spring 2018.

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Get ENERGIZED With ... Submitted By: Dr. Stephen Lippitt D.C.


veryone wants more energy. Chiropractic helps men, women, and children of all ages improve energy reserves by reducing stress, removing interference from the nervous system, and restoring proper muscle function and hormone balance. Chiropractic patients regularly report benefits that seem unrelated to the spine. Scientific research proves that positive health benefits achieved through the influence of a Chiropractic adjustment go far beyond back and neck pain. These outcomes stem from the intimate connection between the spine and central nervous system. Adequate energy levels allow for productivity, activity and sustained concentration. Long or reoccurring periods of low energy impact everything from employment to relationships. Parents need energy to raise their children. Children need energy to focus in school. Daily tasks require consistent output and maximized use of the body’s ability to generate positive energy. Millions of dollars change hands every single day from an energy hungry population into the hands of manufacturers who specialize in the production of artificial energy. People experience anxiety and disdain for time wasted through listless afternoons and mental fatigue. Energy drinks, supplements, and other chemical concoctions become a dependent part of too many lifestyles. Chiropractic care provides a safe, healthy alternative to those chemicals and additives through a number of natural avenues. An adjustment reduces unnecessary stress on muscle attached to spinal bones. A misaligned vertebra forces protective contractions by muscles that work to prevent bones from becoming more misaligned. Even the slightest misalignment taxes energy levels until normal



motion and alignment return. Those same misalignments go a step further and disrupt brain to body communication. Nerve interference impacts the sensitive relationship between the body and the central nervous system. Hormones become imbalanced and adrenal glands activate and exhaust energy. Research from 2014 determined that spinal adjustments improve spinal movement and minimize nervous system interference while reducing stress hormones in the blood.

Unlocking a more energetic future begins with Chiropractic.

Sleep also serves as an instrumental part of

the energy building process. Sleep alone does not

necessarily benefit the body as much as improved sleep quality. Reduced stress in the spine creates a better balance in hormones, naturally producing better sleep quality. Chiropractic patients report improved sleep quality as one of the most common side effects of tending to their spinal care. Chiropractic care plays a critical role in serving the intimate connection between the brain and central nervous system. Reducing stress in the body’s physical and chemical make-up produces improved energy levels in all ages. Life need not be fueled by artificial chemicals and substances that torment the digestive system and provide no longterm solution. Unlocking a more energetic future

begins with Chiropractic.

The Belleville Chiropractor, Dr. Stephen Lippitt Practicing in Belleville, Ontario, Canada since 2002, Dr. Steve has been a chiropractor since 1996. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Steve attended the University of Calgary for his undergraduate studies. Following that he received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, USA. During his chiropractic career he has witnessed many incredible healing miracles in people’s lives as a result of chiropractic. A chiropractic patient since he was a child, Dr. Steve knows first-hand how vital a clear and healthy spine and nerve system is for our wellbeing. When not educating and adjusting patients, Dr. Steve loves to spend quality time with his family, training for triathlons, and enjoys writing and recording his own original music with his band ‘Atomic Spirit’.

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THIS LADY IS ASTOUNDING - Alicia Sewell - Making Children’s Dreams Come True

By: Bay of Quinte Total Sports

Q: How old are you and where were you raised? A: I’m 26. I moved to Carrying Place when I was 7. I went to St. Mike’s Elementary School and Nicholson for high school in Belleville. Q: When did you first begin to dance and what inspired you to do so? A: I started when I was 7. Since I could talk, I’ve always wanted to be a dancer. Q: What types of dance have you trained in? Which is your favourite and why? A: I’ve trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, acro, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, Irish, stage and musical theatre. My favourites are tap and Irish. I love making rhythms. Each song has so many possibilities, giving a dancer the opportunity to mold the song to their liking. Two people using the same song could be doing completely different dances. Q: When did you first start ‘teaching’ dance? A: I started assisting my dance teacher when I was 12. Q: When did you first open your own studio and what motivated you to do so? A: I opened my studio in June 2015 after finishing school. It was always a dream to own my own studio. Q: What are your accomplishments both as a dancer and in everyday life? A: I’ve danced on CTVs “Breakfast TV;” I’ve danced and modeled in FAT Toronto Runway, and I qualified for the 2010 Irish Dance Worlds. Q: What is your concept as a non-profit organization and what does it offer to our community? A: We started the non-profit to help children who could not afford to dance. The Astounding Heights Dreams for Dancers Program offers “Free Dance Days” once a month, when all dancers get snacks and drinks as well as a chance to make their own tutus. The program will also pay for children who cannot afford to dance, as well as a uniform



and a year-end recital costume. We never want a child to feel left out. Anyone needing funding can receive the forms by contacting Toni at Dance@astoundingheights.com. Q: What are your fondest memories in dance? A: I was always a competitive dancer and I loved the new family I had made. My favorite memories are of spending time with these people, from dancing on stage to goofing around in the studio. I love the long nights in hotel rooms playing cards and playing in the pool, and making bedazzling costumes the night before dress rehearsal. Q: What programs do you offer? A: “Mom and Tot,” ballet, jazz, tap, acro (3 years and up), Irish, Highland, and hip hop (5 and up), and locking/ breaking (7 and up), recreational, competitive, and exams. Q: What can our community do to help you give kids at all income levels the chance to dance? A: For donation/ sponsorship information please contact Alicia Sewell at Dance@astoundingheights.com Q: What do you want readers to know about your future vision as a nonprofit organization? A: We are a fun-loving studio where everyone is welcome. We hope to increase our attendance and help more children every day. Q: How can people find out more? A: Contact us by email at Dance@ AstoundingHeights.com AstoundingHeights.com 613-885-3868




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