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“We expect in the next year we’ll need additional capacity,” he said. “There were some incentives and reasons to further our reach into the States. Kentucky has rolled out the red carpet for us. It’s a good location for us.” Dajcor makes aluminum parts and products for a variety of industries, including automotive, light rail, marine and recreational. Kilby added logistically it makes sense to set up the additional operation in Eastern Kentucky too. “We have some existing customers that straddle the bor-

der asking about supply in the States,” he said. “It’s just geography. To ship from here way down into Kentucky, geographically, the shipping costs make us less competitive. This way, we can further our reach into the U.S.” The planned expansion won’t impact local operations, Kilby said, adding it’s business as usual, with plans to grow a bit more in C-K as well. Here in Chatham, Dajcor employs about 265 employees, the same number they hope to eventually have in Kentucky. Kilby stressed the Chatham-Kent employees are a huge reason Dajcor is able to

grow into the States. “It’s really the people here at this plant, and our success, that’s made it possible to expand into the U.S.,” he said. “Expect more good things to come.” Jamie Rainbird, manager of economic development for the municipality, said he couldn’t be happier for Kilby and Dajcor. “This is a good example of a local company that has succeeded, grown and expanded. They’ve taken advantage of new markets and opportunities. We always encourage that,” he said. “It’s a goodnews story.” Rainbird stressed the company isn’t leaving Chatham-Kent, but rather is expanding. “This is just a local company growing beyond Chatham-Kent,” he said. “We would always encourage C-K companies to expand and grow beyond our borders. The head office will continue to be here.” But in Kentucky, the investment won’t take place overnight.

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Mike Kilby, president and CEO of Dajcor, said his company is expanding into Kentucky, but it will be business as usual at the local aluminum extrusion and fabrication plant.

He anticipates opening the aluminum extrusion and fabrication plant, which will be located in a vacated factory, by the fall. But the operation could take years to reach full capacity. “The investment horizon is over the next five years to grow that plant out,” he said. Kilby purchased the company, then known as Daymond Alu-

minum, in May of 2010. He said the early years were difficult, as the economy headed south shortly after the time of purchase. Once it rebounded, however, it headed skyward. “The business has really taken off. We’ve enjoyed compounded growth year over year of 30 per cent or more,” he said.

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“This building is designed with care and understanding, creativity and expertise,” she said. Pet and Wildlife Rescue, operators of the shelter, was to begin to move into the new shelter on Monday. As a result, only emer-

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Dismissed! Committee rules against all election finance complaints

By Bruce Corcoran

It took four hours, but Chatham-Kent’s compliance audit committee rejected all 10 election finance complaints leveled recently by former mayoral candidate Robert Salvatore Powers. Powers filed applications for audits in late April against fellow mayoral candidate Alysson Storey; council candidates Penelope Duchesne, Amy Finn, Don Fuoco, Ryan Jackson, Don “Sparky” Leonard, Karen Kirkwood-Whyte, Brock McGregor and Larry Vellinga; as well as the Campaign Life Coalition. Powers said in the applications that the candidates took part in a “cam-

paign event hosted by Ben Labadie at the Ten-Seven Cafe and Lounge. This professional campaign event included renting a space, utilizing audio-video equipment, the filming and editing of digital media content and the possibility of other people contributing their services.” Powers believed the events represented a contribution of services, and should have been accounted for in the candidates’ election financial statements. Labadie held Facebook Live events at Ten-Seven during the campaign, and a number of candidates appeared on the events. The committee, comprised of citizens Mike Lowther, Mike Phipps,

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Members of the compliance audit committee, from left, Mike Phipps, Paul Watson, Daniel Whittal and Mike Lowther, convene to hear ten complaints over election finances on May 22. Watson stepped aside due to conflict of interest concerns, but the other three eventually rejected the complaints.

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with comments throughout much the same, as he rested on the content of his applications. Those defendants who attended largely had the same argument. “Interviewing with Ben Labadie in my opinion was no different than what I conducted with the local media,” Kirkwood-Whyte said. “I was approached by many newspapers and radio stations and did not receive any donation money nor did I think they were contributing to my campaign. This was more of a public service,” Finn said. But when it came to Storey, she took greater issue with Powers’ accusations, adding she believed he had harassed her at times during the campaign.

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Storey claimed she is still the target of “online harassment.” Powers stated to the committee he wanted to register an objection to “unfounded comments” from Storey. Following nearly three hours of seclusion, the committee returned with its decision that all applications were declined. “The applications were not presented with compelling and credible information that raised reasonable probability that a breach of the campaign finance provisions of the Municipal Elections Act had occurred,” Lowther said. Whittall, chair of the committee, said the members will provide written reasons for all involved before the June 2 deadline. He also explained why the committee worked so late into the evening on May 22. “We felt it was important to come back with a decision this evening,” he said. Despite that effort, only a few of the accused were present when the committee returned with its decision.

Powers had left the Civic Centre when the committee went to deliberate. There is an appeal process. Powers has 15 days to take the issue up in Ontario Superior Court. Prior to addressing the complaints May 22, the committee had to deal with some issues of its own first. During declarations of conflict of interest, Lowther admitted he had worked on Kirkwood-Whyte’s campaign team, so he recused himself from dealing with that complaint. But Watson, the municipality’s integrity commissioner, ultimately stepped down outright due to potential conflict. He said he was advised he might be in conflict shortly before the start of the meeting, as the Municipal Election Act disqualifies a person if he or she is an employee or officer of the municipality. “I’m not an employee as I have a contract. But the question is if I’m an officer.” Following legal advice from municipal personnel, Watson opted to step aside.

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Mayor seeks to empower the community

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Mayor Darrin Canniff says he’s Chatham-Kent’s biggest cheerleader, but he wants others to get on board. Speaking at the annual mayoral address to members of the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce, Canniff discussed a variety of issues facing Chatham-Kent, but encouraged those in attendance to be empowered to make Chatham-Kent a better place. “I’m a C-K cheerleader. I love this community. We need you to step out and empower this community,” he said to about 80 people at the breakfast meeting. Local entrepreneur Robb Nelson attended the mayoral address. He left impressed. “I think he’s doing the right thing creating a positive culture. And empowering C-K,” he said. “People want to see continued growth. We’ve seen it in all our businesses.” Canniff said it’s been a busy time following his election at the end of October. To date, he’s met with 180 service clubs and sports organizations in the community, and is in the process of touring various industries. “So far, we’ve been out to 50 or 60 manufacturers.

We want to know how to help them succeed,” he said. “The vast majority are doing very well. We have so many world-class organizations in C-K.” Canniff said what he’s seen so far has surprised him. “It blows me away the kinds of systems they have in place. And many want to expand.” He said what he’s hearing from these businesses are that the strengths are in the community and the people. Plus, there’s a shortage of space out there for companies to expand or move into. “Five or six years ago, we had millions of square feet of industrial space available. We have virtually zero now,” Canniff said. “If we had two or three buildings built on spec, they’d be filled. Businesses don’t want to wait two years for a building to be built.” Staffing these industries is to the point everyone who wants to work who lives in Chatham-Kent is doing so, Canniff said. There remains a shortage of skilled labour, according to local industrialists, and jobs are available. As lacking as we are in factory space, housing space is also a concern. There remains little in the way of inventory for real-

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Southern expansion News that Chatham’s Dajcor Aluminum is opening a plant in Kentucky may have caused a few hearts to skip a beat recently. A total of 265 people work at the local plant. But, according to Dajcor president and CEO, Mike Kilby, as well as Jamie Rainbird of the municipality’s economic development services, expect business as usual at the local outlet. Naturally, it would be great to see the expansion take place here, but Kilby said to increase his corporation’s reach to new markets, a plant deep in the U.S. was necessary. Eventually, he hopes the facility in Hazard, KY, will be about the same size as that of the Chatham operation, but expects it will take years to ramp up to that level. Dajcor’s head office is to remain in Chatham, a key signal Kilby has no plans to move the operation. Rainbird sees the expansion as great news. “This is a good example of a local company that has succeeded, grown and expanded. They’ve taken advantage of new markets and opportunities. We always encourage that,” he said. On top of this, Kilby said the staff at the Chatham Dajcor facility are a huge reason Dajcor is able to grow into the U.S. The workforce’s dedication has been an integral part of Dajcor’s growth. Naturally, there is some initial trepidation in regard to the expansion. Too often in the past we’ve seen businesses shut down plants here to relocate their manufacturing operations south of the border, or even in Mexico (right, Navistar?), leaving local workers high and dry. But this time around, the head of the company is a local citizen, one who sings the praises of the Chatham workforce. Sporting chances It’s heartening to see the Toronto Raptors reach the NBA finals for the first time in their 24-year history. The Raptors, who entered the league in 1995, will face the powerful Golden State Warriors. Speaking of sports, for the first time since 1970, the St. Louis Blues are in the Stanley Cup Finals. Check out Mike Bennett’s great story on former Blue and longtime Chatham resident Gary Sabourin on page 15.

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Entitlement and lack of accountability Sir: Surprise! Surprise. Chatham-Kent’s highest paid employees are caught red-handed gorging at the public trough once again. Special thanks to John Cryderman – one of Chatham-Kent’s unsung heroes – for discovering this one. C-K Police Chief Gary Conn, who already holds a masters degree, feels that an even higher designation of “Doctor of Education” is an appropriate addition for his job as police chief, and, what’s worse, C-K taxpayers will fund the entire amount of this education upgrade to the tune of $35,000. Conn defends this expense by saying that his doctor’s thesis on “performance appraisals and their relevance to policing” will benefit his job and the local police service. While nothing illegal or corrupt is taking place here, this latest discovery most certainly has a stench of inappropriateness to it. First off, I’m pretty certain that you will find C-K taxpayers are already paying a number of professional HR staff quite well to manage the task of performance appraisals. Second, as John Cryder-

man has suggested, this expense is much more likely to benefit Chief Conn in his post-retirement career given that Chief Conn will only have to put in a few more years of service to reach retirement tenure after he completes the doctor’s program. Thirdly, Chief Conn is the third highest paid public employee in Chatham-Kent, making over $215,000 annually (as per the 2018 Sunshine List) and the fact that these unreasonable levels of benefits are also provided is an absolute insult to the hard-working people of this community. (And please, save the horse doo-doo excuse about this being what it takes to keep or attract good candidates to the job.) What should disappoint and concern taxpayers even more is the fact that these things do not happen in isolation or without others knowing. The Chatham-Kent Police Board, which exists to provide “civilian governance and accountability” approved this expense and is on record saying that the chief’s contract allows for not just one, but even

a second “personal development opportunity” like this per year. This is the same “accountable” board that just recently approved an equally disturbing upgrade to Chief Conn’s personal vehicle – also provided for in his contract by taxpayers. In an in-camera session – without the input or knowledge of taxpayers or even our elected council – they allowed the chief to upgrade from a Ford Explorer to a luxury Chevy Tahoe SUV. What? Seriously? Is this their version of “civilian” oversight and “accountability?” OK, so the contract allows for a taxpayer-funded vehicle at a “reasonable cost” providing “suitable transportation,” but clearly these people – all of them – interpret these terms quite differently than us common folk. (Editor’s note: Chief Conn is to receive a vehicle allowance, and will no longer have a company vehicle.) A doctorate degree for a community police chief is no more a “reasonable” and “suitable” expense that Chatham-Kent taxpayers

should have to fund than a personal luxury SUV is. Neither of these benefits is necessary to do the job at hand, at least not to the extent they are being provided. Taxpayers expect accountability and responsibility, not entitlement and immunity. There will be others in the proximity of “these people” that are either equal participants, enabling it to happen, or in knowledge of it and simply ignoring it. And there will be other people inside these public organizations who are trying or have tried to do something about it, I am sure. It’s this latter group along with concerned citizens that need to step forward and raise their voices to bring about change. Contact your local member of council, call the mayor, write a letter, do something. John Cryderman cannot do this alone. Let Chief Conn and his enablers know that this is not the kind of “culture” that C-K should tolerate or can afford. Remember, these people work for us, the voting taxpayer. Rick Youlton Chatham-Kent

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Mother Nature can’t stop the cruising Youth Fest June 1 ticipate and learn the basics of juggling and plate spinning. Families will also have a chance to learn about summer programs offered in Chatham-Kent as local organizations display their summer camp programs and activities throughout the park. Parents will be able to meet with camp staff, ask questions, and take home information to help plan their summer activities. Admission is free for the event.

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“We are the hot spot in Southwestern Ontario right now. We have the cheapest land costs,” he said. “The cost to open a business and the cost to live is very low compared to the rest of Southwestern Ontario.” In terms of resident retention, Canniff said he has visited with students in schools, and about three quarters of them said they planned on moving away from Chatham-Kent when they graduate. “They think there are too few jobs out there. We need to educate them.

There are jobs in C-K. And with retirements, there will be many more,” he said. He said he explained the realities to the students that opportunities are certainly available locally, and “after the discussion, virtually every one of them wanted to come back.” Canniff said collectively we have to educate our kids that there are opportunities here in Chatham-Kent. “We want them to come back.” Getting them back will also involve giving them support and encourage-


ment. Canniff said he would like to see municipal personnel touch base with students in grades 7-12 on an annual basis. “We have to make people feel welcome. We need more people here,” he said. That goes well beyond students considering leaving C-K. Improving the experience when dealing with people at the Civic Centre can help,

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Finding ‘Phantoms of the Past’ The event, which came to be known as the Demarest Rescue, began when a station agent in London Editor’s note: This is the second in a wired ahead to Chatham, reporting series on the history of Christ Church that a white American man had in Chatham, which is celebrating its boarded the train for Detroit, taking a young black child with him. It congregation’s 200th anniversary. In September 1858, members of was feared that the child, Sylvanus the black abolitionist community in Demarest, was being kidnapped Chatham led a dramatic public pro- into slavery. In Chatham, the word spread test against racial slavery. quickly, and when the train stopped for water in the east end of town, over 100 people July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 had gathered. August 5, 12, 19, 26 They boarded • Learn to ride, groom, the train, and $ lead, saddle and care swept the child +tax for ponies and horses. away to safety. • Experienced instructors. Specialty Several of Cha• Trail riding daily. Camps. • Fun games, theme days, Call for tham’s most Pricing rodeo day and lots more. prominent Black residents, including May Ann Shadd 837 Gregory Dr., Cary’s brothChatham, N7M 5J7 er, Isaac Shadd, By Dr. Nina Reid Maroney Special to The Voice


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Students from Huron and Bath Spa universities recently toured Underground Railroad locations throughout Southwestern Ontario. Front row, from left, Andrew Gayed and Avery Parr; back row, from left, Emily Abbott, Patrick Kinghan, Dayna Vreman, Elise Geschiere, and Jake Mills.

were arrested. A costly legal defense followed, leading to their release. The child was reunited with his mother, and the whole event made headlines in Chatham, in the UK, and in the pages of Horace Greeley’s New York Tribune. A walk through downtown Chatham today provides no traces of this extraordinary event in the city’s abolitionist past. In the political climate of 1858, the Chatham rescuers took bold action that risked serious consequences to their safety, property, and reputation—this was an 1850s analog to the #BlackLivesMatter movement – and yet this action is not publicly recognized. There is no visible trace of its memory – it has become a “phantom of the past.” History students from Huron University College at


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Western and Bath Spa University in the UK are asking why. As part of the research collaboration, “Phantoms of the Past: Slavery and Resistance in History and Memory,” students and faculty from Huron and Bath Spa recently spent time in Chatham visiting the site of the Demarest Rescue, and other places in the city that were important in the antislavery movement. Their research is part of a collaboration between local communities on both sides of the Atlantic, and the partner universities. The goal of the project is to ask how the histories of transatlantic slavery and antislavery have been remembered, and how they have been forgotten. Student research projects focus on sites of memory in landscapes, museums, texts, and communities. One part of the project is the intentional walking practice led by



Bath Spa University Lecturer Richard White, who has led student walks in Canada and the UK, asking students to reflect about what they see, and what they don’t see. The search for “hidden heritage” through White’s walking practice is tracked through live social media feeds that record memory, photographs, and impressions of the walks. Students see this as a powerful way to re-imagine the past, and to think about why some aspects of the past are celebrated, while others such as the Demarest Rescue are ignored or covered up. The Phantoms of the Past collaboration is linked to the work of Finding Christ Church, a 200th anniversary project of Christ Church, Chatham, that seeks to document and raise new questions about the social justice history associated with the Anglican presence in the community.

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Blenheim site of 3rd annual Desiree’s Ride By Mary Beth Corcoran

For the third year in Chatham-Kent, the organizers behind Desiree’s Ride are helping victims of crime and honouring domestic violence victim Desiree Gallagher with a fundraising motorcycle ride and dance June 1 at the Royal Canadian Legion on Catherine Street in Blenheim. Turning a terrible tragedy into an opportunity to help other victims of crime, Brantford resident Susan Gerth, Gallagher’s mom, is raising funds to

bring awareness to issue of domestic violence and raising money for Chatham-Kent Victims’ Services and the Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre. In memory of Gerth’s daughter, the ride raises funds for women’s shelters and victim services organizations in the communities where the ride takes place. According to Gerth, Desiree was a beautiful, vibrant young 21-year-old woman with hopes and dreams. She attended Mohawk College and was

only five credits away from graduating the biotechnology program. “On May 25, 2013, Desiree’s life changed forever, when Desiree became a victim of crime. She was brutally assaulted before falling seven stories from a balcony. Desiree survived, but sustained very serious injuries. She had her skull removed to relieve the swelling of the brain,” Gerth explained. “She lived nine months without part of her skull, until a new one was made for her.

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Ride in support of victims of violence Continued from page 9

“She broke her spine in two spots and had a rod and 14 screws holding her spine together. She also broke her left arm, her right ankle had to be fused together and she was left blind and in a wheelchair.” Her blindness was due to the brain injury she sustained from the fall, Gerth said and she remained in the hospital for over a year. After being released

from the hospital she went to stay at Participation House, needing 24hour care. Justin Primmer, who assaulted Desiree, took pictures of her beaten face, which were found on his cell phone. He was sentenced to six months for assault causing bodily harm, but how Desiree went over the balcony is still an ongoing investigation. Gerth said the injury to her brain made it im-

possible for her daughter to recall the events of that day and Primmer claimed he was not responsible for her fall. The first ride in Brantford in 2014 which she and Desiree’s Angels organized, Gerth said, was initially to raise money for Desiree’s rehabilitation and medical costs, resulting in $10,000 in pledges. “After she passed away in 2013, we had another ride in the making so we

continued to plan, and also to ride in her memory. I’ve had some people come on board and we have a wonderful committee and registered Desiree’s Angels as a non-profit in 2016,” Gerth noted. Now Desiree’s Ride has expanded to other communities, including Chatham-Kent, which had its first ride two years ago. “This is really helping me a lot, keeping me

strong, trying to continue on each day. It’s been a nightmare but I have a bunch of wonderful people that are supporting me and tons of support from all over Brantford, her home town,” Desiree’s mom explained. “I think it’s really important that more awareness needs to be made out there for victims as well as services that are provided to victims of crime such as women’s centres

and victim services organizations.” The motorcycle ride and dance registration starts at 11 a.m. with departure at 1 p.m. People interested in riding can pre-register online or the day of the event. For more information about Desiree’s Ride, contact organizers at or go to to register and get a route map.

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St. Joseph Catholic School in Chatham will close at the end of June, as the St. Clair Catholic District School Board begins to move forward with the school consolidation plan approved by the Board of Trustees in March 2017.

All students and staff will be relocated to St. Ursula Catholic School, effective September 2019. In 2017, the Board approved the consolidation of St. Joseph, St. Ursula and Georges P. Vanier Catholic schools in a new state-of-the-art school building to be located in south Chatham.

“Since that time, we have encountered some challenges in our search for suitable property for our new south Chatham school, which has delayed the project,” Deb Crawford, Director of Educationm, said in a release. “And in the meantime, enrolment at St. Joseph continues to decline

to a level that would mean two triple grade classes next September. It is our goal to provide excellent Catholic education for all of our students.” St. Ursula is large enough to accommodate all of the students from St. Joseph. Families will be contacted early in June

regarding transportation. The change does not impact Georges P. Vanier Catholic School. “Our goal for south Chatham has not changed,” said Crawford. “We continue our search for property and hope to move forward with the second phase of school consolidation when all

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Sabourin recalls Blues’ previous dates with Lord Stanley By Mike Bennett Contributing Writer

One of the most iconic moments in National Hockey League history happened 49 years ago, as old-time hockey fans vividly remember the sight of Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring the Stanley Cup winning goal for the Boston Bruins. One Chatham resident has a more unique prospective than the rest of us – he lived that moment. Gary Sabourin was sitting on the St. Louis Blues’ bench, waiting for his first shift of overtime when Orr converted on Derek Sanderson’s pass from behind the net to beat goalie Glenn Hall just 40 seconds into overtime to give the Bruins a 4-3 win and a four-game sweep of the 1970 Stanley Cup finals. Just as he scored, Orr was sent flying by Blues’ defenceman Noel Picard, creating one of the most memorable images in sports history – a play that will undoubtedly be shown throughout the 2019 Stanley Cup final telecasts in the rematch of 49 years ago between Boston and St. Louis. “Sanderson goes in the corner, all of a sudden, there’s Orr,” Sabourin recalled the play. “In those days, defencemen just didn’t fly into the slot to take a pass – and when I say fly, he could fly. “It was just one of those plays, with all the talent Orr had, he could do it anytime,” said Sabourin, who had given the Blues a short-lived 2-1 lead with his

first goal of the series three minutes into the second period. “We held Orr in check all series,” Sabourin said, as the Cup clincher was the only goal in the four games for the Conn Smythe winner. “But he was always a factor.” Sabourin and the Blues made it to three straight Stanley Cup finals as West Division champions, losing to the Montreal Canadiens in four-game sweeps in 1968 and 1969 before the ‘70 final against the Bruins. “I think its great for the city, it’s quite accomplishment they’re back and I think they have a good chance to win,” said Sabourin of the current Blues. Sabourin played 10 NHL seasons with four teams. After retiring, he moved his family to Chatham when he bought a Buns Master Bakery in 1982. He and his wife Nancy still call Chatham home 37 years later. The history between Sabourin and Orr goes back to the 1940s. Both were born in Parry Sound – Sabourin, now 75, in 1943 and Orr, 71, in 1948. However, their hockey paths never crossed until 1963-64 when Sabourin played with the Kitchener Rangers and Orr was a 14-year-old rookie with the Oshawa Generals in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior ‘A’ (now the OHL). “He went to the big time at 18 and I went to the minor leagues,” Sabourin laughed about their different routes to the NHL. Sabourin grew up






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about 40 miles north of ry Sound in Britt, a town didn’t have an arena. “We didn’t have a car to go to Parry Sound, so my childhood hockey was on lakes and rivers when the ice was thick enough,” Sabourin said. He didn’t play his first organized hockey game or skate in an indoor rink until he was 13 when his family moved to Blind River. Sabourin made the local all-star team and also played with an intermediate team in the Blind River-Elliott Lakes Mine League. After one year of Junior ‘B’ in Orangeville, Sabourin signed with the Guelph Royals of the Jr. ‘A’ in 1962-63, which meant he was property


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• Meal (5:15pm-6:30pm), open darts (7:30pm) and Catch the Ace (drawn at 6:30pm) at the Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Choice of liver & onions, roast beef or fish & chips for $10. Everyone Welcome.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 • Pepper (1:00pm) and fun darts (7:30pm) at the Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Everyone Welcome.

• Spectacular Spring Book Sale at the Chatham branch of the CKPL. All proceeds support library programs and services. 10:00am-5:00pm.

• Broasted Chicken Dinner “Take Out Only” at Sprucedale United Church, 493 Victoria Ave., Chatham. Everyone welcome! 4:30pm-6:30pm. $20/adult, 12 and under $10. Purchase your tickets in advance 519-354-0060.

• Epilepsy Information and Fundraiser Dinner with proceeds going towards programs and services offered by Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario - Chatham Kent. 5:30pm8:00pm. Ten-Seven Cafe and Lounge, 595 St. Clair St., Chatham. Business Casual. Tickets include diner, raffle entry, epilepsy information session. 100 tickets available. $25. Those with epilepsy free with code from Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario or Chatham Neurology Center. Contact Sandra Pidduck 519-365-5131 or for additional info. • Origami for all Ages at Tilbury branch of the CKPL. Turn a float piece of paper into a work of art by learning folding techniques. Beginner level. Drop-in. 3:00pm. • Teen dance at the Tilbury Arena in Ryder Hall, 49 Bond St., Tilbury. Dance open to students in grades 5-9. 7:00pm-10:00pm. All students must be picked up by an adult, parent, guardian. $5.00. Refreshments are available for purchase. Saturday, June 1, 2019 • Saturday Morning Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church, Chatham (corner of Fifth St and Wellington). A delicious nutritious breakfast served free of charge every Saturday morning from 9:30am-11:00am. Everyone is most welcome. • Doggy Discovery Zone - Chatham Kent Animal Rescue fundraiser. 10:00am-4:00pm. 15364 Muirkirk Line, Muirkirk, ON. Free but each guest asked to bring one item for the Chatham Kent Animal Rescue and get a free photo with their furry friend. See our wish list at www. Agility, fetch and frisbee games for prizes throughout the day. 5 acre fenced property with off leash zone, 5000 sq ft dog pool patio and agility equipment set up for you to enjoy.

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Chatham man recalls his time battling the Bruins Continued from page 15

The Royals became the Kitchener Rangers the following season as Sabourin had 30 goals, 60 assists and 90 penalty minutes in his two years of Jr. ‘A.’ The next year, Sabourin was assigned by the Rangers to St. Paul, Minn., of the Central Hockey League where he played for three years with Fred Shero as his coach. The team moved to Omaha in ‘6667, an important year for minor leaguers such as Sabourin, with the NHL expanding from six to 12 teams in ‘67-68. Sabourin was disappointed he wasn’t selected in the expansion draft but moments after the last selection, he was traded – along with Bob Plager, Tim Ecclestone and Gordon Kannegiesser – to St. Louis for defenceman Rod Seiling. Sabourin did not make the NHL team out of training camp and was sent to the CHL farm club in Kansas City. Shortly after Scotty Bowman was promoted to head coach of the Blues in November, Sabourin was called up to St. Louis, along with another forward named Frank St. Marseille, who played for the 1963-64 Chatham Maroons team in the International Hockey League. The Blues finished third in the ‘6768 West Division, beat out the Philadelphia Flyers and the Minnesota North Stars, both in seven games. The expansion Blues were swept by the Canadiens in the finals, but what people forget is all four games were decided by one goal – 3-2 in overtime and 1-0 in the first two games in St. Louis, 4-3 in overtime and 3-2 in the final two games in Montreal. Sabourin’s only goal came in Game 4, giving St. Louis a 2-1 lead in the second period – a feat he would duplicate two years later against the Bruins – before the Canadiens rallied for the 3-2 Cup-clinching win. The Blues swept both the Flyers and Los Angeles Kings in four games for a return trip to the finals in 1969 only to become victims of a four-game sweep by the Canadiens again – a pair of 3-1 decisions at the Forum, 4-0 and 2-1 in St. Louis. The Blues were simply overmatched by the Canadiens, whose back-to-back Cup rosters featured future Hall of Famers Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard, Serge Savard, Yvon Cournoyer, Jacques Lemaire, Guy Lapointe, Jacques Laperriere, Dick Duff, Rogie Vachon and Gump Worsley. The Bruins were no slouches either, led by future Hall of Famers Gerry Cheevers, Orr, Esposito and Bucyk. “We had a lot of young guys, like myself, who were thrilled to be in the finals,” Sabourin said. He said the older Blues who had

won Stanley Cups earlier in their careers – Dickie Moore, Glenn Hall, Al Arbour, Red Berenson, Jimmy Roberts – did not have the same ‘awe’ factor as the younger players. “You didn’t want to think you couldn’t win, but in the back of most of our minds, we knew it was going to be tough,” Sabourin said. “We weren’t happy the way any of those series went, it would have been great to win a couple of games but we just didn’t have enough talent to beat those teams.” Sabourin spent four more years in St. Louis before playing one season each with the Toronto Maple Leafs, California Seals and Cleveland Barons, as major knees injuries ended his NHL career. Sabourin, a gritty right winger who never shied away from the physical side of the game, finished his NHL career with 169 goals and 188 assists for 357 points in 627 games, with 397 penalty minutes. He had 19 goals, 11 assists and 58 penalty minutes in 62 playoff games, all with the Blues. After retiring, Sabourin and his wife Nancy moved to Chatham with kids Susan, Laura, Amy and Kevin when he bought the Buns Master Bakery on Riverview Drive. “We didn’t make the money they (NHLers) are making today; I had to find something do to because we had four kids to provide for,” Sabourin said, as he chose Chatham over two other possible locations to buy a Buns Master franchise. After a couple of years on Riverview, they moved the bakery to a plaza on the corner of Wellington and Centre streets across from the ‘new’ Downtown Chatham Centre, where the business flourished. They were in the process of selling the bakery when a fire that started in a neighbouring business destroyed the entire plaza in March of 2011. The Sabourins still call Chatham home, even after losing the bakery. “Chatham has been a great place to raise a family,” said Sabourin, as he and Nancy spend parts of the winters in Florida and summers at the family cottage in Britt. They also take great pride seeing their children prosper in their chosen professions and raising families of their own. Sabourin said he is excited by the Blues’ playoff run and hopes they can bring the Stanley Cup to St. Louis, 49 years since their last trip to the finals ended in disappointment at the old Boston Garden. “They can hit with Boston, maybe they can’t score as much but I think they have as good of a defence.” And if the Blues win, Sabourin will finally get the last laugh with Orr the next time the boys of Parry Sound get together.



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That’s it!!

Call John at Unimor Capital Corp. 519-252-6953 - 24 hours or email Brokerage Lic.#10675

Check us out!


Wallaceburg: Shoppers Drug Mart (30 McNaughton Ave), 99.1CKXS (520 James St), Taylor’s Variety (1644 Dufferin), Black Goose (525 James St), No Frills (2 Warwick Dr), C-K Library (209 James St), Hometown Deli (1542 Dufferin Ave), Oaks Retirement (80 McNaughton Ave), Harbour Crt Apt (475 Wallace St) Riverview Towers (750 Wallace St) Napa (217 Margaret Ave.) Mitchell’s Bay: Mitchell’s Bay Variety (6 Main St), Dover Duds (26662 Bear Line Rd) Pain Court: Pain Court Market (24129 Winter Line Rd), Central Tavern (24121 Winterline) Dresden: C-K Library (187 Brown St), MacTavish Pharmacy (480 St George St), Godfathers Pizza (474 St. George St.) Thamesville: Country Cuts (Victoria Rd), Movie Den (74 London Rd), Fast & Fresh (73 London Rd), C-K Library (3 London Rd) Kent Bridge: Kent Bridge Country Market Bothwell: C-K Library - 320 Main St.

• Removal & Pruning • Stump Removal 30+ Seniors • Crane Service Years



519-359-9876 Prayer Line

Healing Love Ministry has an all night prayer line. 12:00am7:00am with prayer partners to minister to you. Call 519-3543532. A singles in Christ group on Sundays. Pot sharing meal at 6:00pm, informal service at 7:00pm. Call for info.

Blenheim: C-K Library (16 George St), McIntyre I.D.A. Pharmacy (49 Talbot St W), Jim’s Barber Shop (72 Talbot St W), Blenheim Seniors Centre (55 Jane St), Blenheim Municipal Service Centre (35 Talbot St W), Blenheim Variety (40 Talbot St E), Royal LePage, The Wilton Team (42 Talbot St W), Pioneer Gas Bar (286 Chatham St N) Duke’s Harley Davidson (5 Classic Car Drive) Erieau: Eau Buoy (1005 Vidler Ave), Bayside Brew Pub (970 Ross Lane) Erie Beach: Sixth Street super mailbox Rondeau: Rondeau Joe’s (11521 Wildwood Line) Summer Place (18524 Kent Bridge Rd) Merlin: C-K Library (13 Aberdeen St), Erie Café and Variety (6 Erie St. S) Tilbury: C-K Library (2 Queen St), Remax (20 Queen St S), Ashley’s Place/Encore (75 Queen St. N) Wheatley: C-K Library - (35 Talbot Rd W), Mac’s Convenience (30 Talbot Rd. W.), Jack’s Coffee Shop (15 Talbot Rd W.) Cedar Springs: Comfort & Soul (8619 Talbot Trail) Charing Cross: 4 Corner’s Restaurant (21006 Charing Cross Rd), Post Office/Bert’s Plumbing (21007 Charing Cross Rd)

Garage Sales ENGLISH LINE EXTRAVAGANZA Saturday, June 1. (off Charing Cross Rd) 4 homes, many families. Rain date following week. HUGE YARD SALE Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2. 8am-2pm. 50 Year collection of AVON. Lots of vintage. LA 100 John Deer Lawnmower, 70 H.P. Mercury Outboard Motor. 10 H.P. Sno-blower. Over 100 puzzles and many more items. Don’t miss this one! 595 McNaughton Ave. East.

Wanted to Rent

Wanted to rent 2 bedroom apartment. by senior couple. Non-smokers, no pets. Ground floor preferred due to walking problems and anxiety on elevators. Call 519-358-7032. Fully experienced painter Clean, quiet & responsible. Looking for accommodation, possibly in exchange for work. References available. Call Bill 519401-8445.

Wanted to Buy Wanted to Buy: Antiques, costume jewellery, gold, silver, coins, military, furniture, tools. We Buy All Paid Cash. 519-727-8894.


THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019



For Sale

QTY 4 “Mini” 205/45 R17 Tires. Low km (32K). Excellent condition. 7/32-6MM Tread depth. Price $150 firm. Interested send name & phone number to BAYSWATERMINI@gmail. com 2 piece blue floral mother of the bride dress, asking $50. 2 blue and 1 floral loveseat, 2 lamps, 2 wooden end tables & coffee table. 2 small fridges. Wooden bamboo table & chairs. Beige couch. Maroon swivel rocker. 2 wooden rockers. 1 black swivel rocker. 2 wooden end tables. Treadmill. 1 sewing machine in case, 1 in table. Dart board, darts. Engine lift. Prices negotiable. Call 519-351-3580. Used inground pool equipment. 519-3609393 after 2pm. Silk Cemetery Saddle Arrangements. Everyday/Holiday. Readyto-go. Many colours available. $25. Call 519-354-3411.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Mary Castein ~ June 3rd, 1930 - August 5, 2009 Married June 4th, 1949 We all miss you much more at this time of the year Mary. We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day. Keep smiling through just like you used to do till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away. Absence makes the heart remember. T.T.F.N. All my love, B


Ruth Ann Tattersall



Feb. 23, 1948 May 27, 2018

Saturday June 8 at 10:00 A.M.

On location at: 25669 Winterline Rd., Grande Point To be sold at 12:00 Noon: Banquet Hall on 1.41 acres zoned VC-1140; Large quantity of collectibles; primitives; early lamps & lighting; cash register on oak stand; clocks; brass instruments; glassware & china; large wooden carvings & much more! For full listing & photos & terms: Viewing day of sale from 8:00 A.M. LACASSE AUCTIONS INC. 1-877-811-5297

I still say I love you, But now there’s no reply. I always feel your presence, as if you never left my side. Miss and love you forever Jim Stump Removal



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Harvie Partridge 88, Friday, May 17, 2019 Life Transitions

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Jeanette Pake 84, Sunday, May 19, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

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Roy “Rosie” Baldwick 81, Monday, May 20, 2019 McKinlay Funeral Home

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The Chatham Voice, May 30, 2019  

The May 30, 2019 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.

The Chatham Voice, May 30, 2019  

The May 30, 2019 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. since 2013.