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A year of hard volunteering is about to come to fruition for Chris Glassford and the Chatham Canada 150 committee. The crew is busy putting together last-minute details, but Glassford is confident Canada’s 150th birthday party in Chatham will be one to remember. After all, it’s a three-day event, and comes on the heels of a fizzled party last year. A year ago, nothing was planned until the last minute for Chatham when Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren’s office hastily pulled something together for the Chatham Cultural Centre. Historians Doug Robinson and Gwen Robinson performed historical vignettes on the Skirmish at the Forks and the Black contribution to the community. Van Kesteren and family handed out cupcakes. About 400 people took part in the event. But this year, combined with family-friendly parties by the Active Lifestyle

Centre and the churches of Chatham, it appears the party will go from fizzle to sizzle. It all starts Friday at 5 p.m. at the ALC. Linda Lucas, executive director of the ALC, said the gathering will feature international cuisine and a host of family-friendly activities. Fifteen different food providers will put on spreads for the multicultural culinary element of the event, she said. This will take place inside the ALC. There will also be entertainment inside and out, she added. On the river, there will be family events, such as 13-hole mini golf – representing a hole for each province and territory in our country – as well as crafts, balloon animals, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and games. All of it is free for the children. There will also be music on the river. Crystal Gage and Ryan St. Denis will entertain near the water. And the party will wrap up in time for folks to head to St. Clair College.

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Bridge work to begin July 4

By Bruce Corcoran bruce@chathamvoice.com

Construction will finally begin on the Fifth Street Bridge in Chatham on July 4. Initially, the project was to begin shortly after RetroFest. It was then slated to start June 29, but the date was pushed back and the contractor could accommodate. Adam Sullo, director of engineering for the municipality, said the start date for the $7.45-million project got pushed back, but he said he believes it will be completed by Dec. 22, the last day the project can be finished before winter forces a halt to construction. “Right now, the contractor is confident they can meet that date. I’m confident they’ll hit their dates. There are fairly significant penalties,” he said. The main concern with the bridgework is waterproofing the concrete before the temperature dips too low. “On top of concrete, we’ll put waterproofing. It needs to be installed above a certain temperature,” he said. “And you shouldn’t put asphalt down when the snow is flying.” Sullo said the worst-case scenario would see the use of a “sacrificial layer” of asphalt – paving put down on top of the concrete just for the winter and then scraped off in the spring so the concrete could then be properly waterproofed before a permanent layer of asphalt goes

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The Fifth Street Bridge closes for five months starting next week, as major construction will begin.

down. The construction, which will involve tearing down the bridge to the waterline, will cause some disruption to traffic flow into and out of the downtown. The Third Street Bridge will take up much of the extra flow, being the next closest bridge to cross the Thames River. Sullo said removal of the current bridge will be a challenge,

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and there will be a barge in the river to assist, and a heavy crane on shore. “Demolishing the bridge, we have to be careful to not remove components that would cause the failure of another component,” he said. “We don’t want to drop something that shouldn’t drop.” One area of concern during construction is parking. The lot on Thames Street near

the Fifth Street Bridge is of particular interest. “That parking lot on the north side. We’re working with business owners to help with parking arrangements for construction,” Sullo said. “A lot of people who park there walk across the Fifth Street Bridge to their places of work.” While the bridge is anticipated to be open in December, the project will continue into next

year, as the work will involve improvements to the intersection of King and Fifth streets, as well as upgrading major Bell communication lines. Sullo encourages people to keep track of the project by visiting www.chatham-kent.ca/ 2017construction. He said staff updates the website each Friday to keep people up to date on the progress of various projects around the municipality.

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Canada 150 events run for days in C-K handed the July 1 slot to Sandys Street between That’s the site of the another community. Grand and McNaughfireworks, sponsored by “And we have our full ton avenues early, as it Greenfield Specialty Al- day on July 1. This of- should begin by 9:30 a.m. cohols. fers the opportunity for He said there are more Glassford said he loves people to check out fire- than 60 entries, including how the ALC has worked works events in other several bands. with the Canada 150 communities,” Glassford The parade will travel committee to make June said. south on Lacroix Street, 30 a great party day for For families who love east on King Street, the family. fireworks, the fact that through the downtown, “It’s interesting that Chatham has them a day and north on William w e ’ v e early works Street to Tecumseh Park, t e a m e d as the site of all the enter“And we have our full well, up with B l e n h e i m , tainment for the day. the Active day on July 1. This Clearville, “We’re hoping to have L i f e s t y l e offers the opportunity Erieau, and everyone in the park by Centre, and for people to check W a l l a c e - 11 a.m.,” Glassford said. their pre- out fireworks events in burg will “That’s when we’re kickevent prior have them ing off everything.” to the fire- other communities.” on July 1. The opening ceremo- Chris Glassford works,” he Ridgetown nies will be followed by said. a c t u a l l y the traditional serving of The fireworks will light starts off lighting up the the massive Canada Day up the sky over the ath- night sky June 29 as part cake, and then Brooklyn letic fields at the college of that community’s Can- Roebuck will kick off the at dusk. There is parking ada 150 celday’s muat the college, but Glass- ebrations. “There’s lots of local sic. ford said the committee Tilbury is music. The main stage Glassford has organized transit ser- also having is packed until 11 p.m. said three vices from three parts of f i r e w o r k s stages will The cultural stage will Chatham to bring fami- June 30. provide enlies to the park – from ErF u r t h e r - feature various local tertainment ickson and Memorial are- more, Can- performers. We have for people nas and from the Thames ada 150 a whole entertainment of all ages, Street parking lot nestled c e l e b r a - schedule just for culand the mubeside the Third Street tions orgasic runs unture. It’s definitely goBridge. nized by til 11 p.m. “Free parking and free the church- ing to be one of those “There’s transit,” he said. “We’re es of Cha- days to remember.” lots of lojust asking for donations tham-Kent, - Chris Glassford cal music. to help offset the costs.” take place The main As for the timing of the at Evangel Community stage is packed until 11 fireworks, Glassford said Church July 2, along with p.m.,” he said. “The culpreviously that the com- a variety of family-ori- tural stage will feature pany putting on the fire- ented activities. various local performers. works, after two years In terms of July 1 festiv- We have a whole enterof having Chatham back ities in Chatham, Glass- tainment schedule just out at the last minute of ford said the parade will for culture. It’s definitely hosting the showcase, begin marshaling along going to be one of those Continued from page 1

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Thefts have local charity fuming a letter to the editor, frustrated with the ongoing thefts at the store from the donation bins The St. Vincent de Paul Society and from vehicles on the propcan’t seem to catch a break late- erty. “The Society of Saint Vincent ly, as another theft at the store on King Street in Chatham has de Paul is a taxpaying charitable left them scrambling to replace organization mandated to help over $5,000 worth of gear ear- the poor or disadvantaged memmarked for Camp Vincent this bers of our communities. Unfortunately, there are persons in summer. SVDP particular council pres- our city that feel our store, truck ident Valerie Butterfield wrote and donation bins are theirs to pillage, steal from, mar and destroy,” Butterfield wrote. you grow it . . . we mow it! “On the evening/morning of June 7/8, our pickup Cutting • Trimming Seniors Call Mario 519-809-0477 and delivery truck parked or Kristen 519-437-8514 Discount in our lot at 80 King Str. E. was compromised. Taken

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Recent thefts at the St. Vincent de Paul store on King Street in Chatham has particular council president Valerie Butterfield angry over the fact someone would do this to a charity that helps those in need, and is critical of the support from local police.

were items donated to the store, and the supplies to go to Camp Vincent for the beginning of the camping season. “Craft items (china tea cups and saucer, teapots, craft materials, fabric, clothing for the dressup box, linens and more) were stolen. Also, our camp operation system was taken…walkie talkies and base system, camcorders, computer in its packaging, terabyte hard drives and boxes of other merchandise required to efficiently operate the children’s camp for the summer season. “In total, this was a loss of over $5,000. If you are knowingly purchasing

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from these perpetrators, you are complicit.” Butterfield said the thefts not only compromise the availability of assistance for area campers, but also children the camp serves from all over southern Ontario. Another issue for Butterfield is, despite making changes to lighting and surveillance at the King Street location as suggested, the thefts continue with no assistance from the police. “Although our local police service was called, we were unable to obtain an officer to come on site. An incident number was provided for insurance purposes. However, this is the third large theft in the last four

months. Petty theft of our donation bin and ‘at-door’ donations happen daily. Lighting and surveillance has done little to deter the thefts. Even, trespassing violations have not stopped the repeated assault on our property,” Butterfield said. “Neighbours report of nightly occurrences of ‘grocery cart’ and ‘bicycle trailers’ thefts. It is obvious that the threat of police interference is not a deterrence to this behavior.” The Chatham-Kent Police Service, when asked about the incident, said although the public might not see action taken, officers do look into each call. Continued on page 5

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Centre looks to grow

By Bruce Corcoran bruce@chathamvoice.com

The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTCCK) has grown and grown over the years in its efforts to meet the ever-expanding needs of families in the municipality. It’s bursting at the seams, in fact, and has now secured land that will allow the centre to finally grow. The CTCCK Foundation recently made a deal for a parcel of six acres of land on McNaughton Avenue, northeast of St. Clair College, which will serve as location of the centre’s future home. All that remains now is provincial approval – and a heck of a lot of fundraising. Donna Litwin-Makey, executive director of the CTCCK, said the current 25,000 square-foot build-

ing on Lark Street was built in 1984 and renovated in 1998. It’s reached the point where there isn’t space to accommodate all the programs the centre runs, as staff are forced to go offsite to use other space in some cases. Litwin-Makey said in 2011, caseloads had risen to 2.5 times what they were after the last renovation in 1998, and the centre saw a 40-per-cent increase in staffing levels. Since that time, she said they’ve averaged 400 new families a year and have increased staffing by an additional 20 per cent. “The building is struggling with the caseload. For instance, in audiology, there is only one booth,” she said. “We need good group room space and specialized rooms for autism and music therapy.” Beth Cummings, vice-

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“The Chatham-Kent Police Service takes all calls seriously including those reported over the phone or through our C.O.R.S. (Citizen On-Line Reporting System). This call was received and taken over the phone as a theft from a vehicle, without suspects and during an undetermined time over the last 12-plus hours,” said CKPS Deputy Police Chief Jeff Littlewood in a statement. “A police re-

port was generated at that time. Internally, these reports are then viewed by our different bureaus and sections (including Street Crimes and Intelligence). If we have, or get, additional information leading us to a suspect, we act on that information. “The CKPS treats all reported crimes as important, and there are often things that occur internally, like surveillance that people do not see,” Littlewood added.

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From left, Don and Jackie Lundy with daughter Sydney, 6, Donna Litwin-Makey, Tracy Bultje, Beth Cummings and Mike Grail proudly stand in front of the land the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent Foundation has secured for a new building for the centre.

chair of the centre’s board, said consultants reviewed the centre’s needs and recommended doubling the centre’s space to 50,000 sq. ft. “We want to develop a centre that meets the needs for the next 30 years,” she said. “We’ve decided to build a new state-of-the-art building to accomplish that.” While the Foundation has secured land, there is no money in place to start building. Litwin-Makey said the Ontario Ministry of Youth and Child Services is where the centre receives its primary funding. It hasn’t approved a

new build for the centre at this point, but has the CTCCK on top of the West Region’s priority list, she said. “The ministry really looks at client family needs. They are pleased we are still growing,” she said. Mike Graill, chair of the Foundation board, the folks who fundraise for the centre, said they anticipate raising about $6 million for the new centre. “When you’re outfitting a 50,000 sq.-ft. facility, that’s a lot of equipment,” he said, adding the foundation’s efforts fuel the furnishing and equipping effort at the centre. “A sus-

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using the very best resources.” Litwin-Makey said the treatment centre goes way beyond bricks and mortar. “It’s more than a building, it’s a community. Families look to come here and learn from each other and support each other,” she said. “It’s also important for us to be a solid hub for teens.” As for those bricks and mortar, sometimes accommodating for need is done very creatively. “We take on space here. Washrooms were taken over for office space, and we’ve maxed out what we can do in the community,” Litwin-Makey said.

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tainability fund is needed too. It’s ongoing.” The quest for a new building is nothing new, Graill said, and presents just another challenge. “We’re excited about it. We’ve known the need has existed for some time. We’ve been planning with the other board for many years,” he said. Graill is very proud of the CTCCK. “We’re working with the municipality to ensure no kid gets left behind. We continue to be the model that others strive to follow,” he said. “We choose to provide clients with the very best services, provided by the very best staff

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Party time in C-K If you hear anyone say, “There’s nothing to do” when referencing Chatham-Kent this week, please just pause for a second and give that person “the glare.” Then take a deep breath and rattle off the massive number of Canada 150 celebrations set to take place this week, starting Thursday in Ridgetown. For fireworks fanatics, you can watch them cook off Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in various spots throughout Chatham-Kent. That’s a lot of oohs and aahs, right here in C-K. Family friendly parties take place all over the place as well as we celebrate the 150th birthday of the greatest country on the planet. Looking for a list of what to check out? Look no further than pages 18 and 19 in this very newspaper. As for confirmation this is the greatest country in the world, be sure to flip to pages 20, 21 and 25. Heck, if you don’t want to leave Chatham this weekend, there is a party June 30 at the Active Lifestyle Centre, followed by the fireworks at the college that night. The next day, July 1, there’s the parade, followed by a party in Tecumseh Park. Great work by the Chatham Canada Day committee making the fireworks, parade and park party come together. And if you still have our nation’s birthday on your mind July 2, slip over to Evangel Community Church for yet another family party, complete with more fireworks. Yes, a busy weekend indeed. Summers in C-K are typically busy. So, if anyone says there is nothing to do in Chatham-Kent at any point this summer, give them that glare. We have a host of events taking place pretty much every weekend throughout the summer. Mega-events such as Blenheim’s Cherry Fest and Wallaceburg’s WAMBO loom. There’s BikeFest for the motorcycle enthusiast later in the summer, and much more. Even on days when there is no large party planned, remind them we live a short drive or bus ride from two large lakes, one Great, the other a cousin of the Great Lakes. Lakes Erie and St. Clair offer some excellent beach fun for the family, and are accessible through Chatham-Kent’s inter-urban transit system. Need we mention splash pads located in communities across C-K? Skate parks? Nature walks? Restaurants, patios, craft breweries? (Of the latter, we have two, not bad for a municipality of 104,000.)

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Group wants more help from cops Sir: The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a taxpaying charitable organization mandated to help the poor or disadvantaged members of our communities. Unfortunately, there are persons in our city that feel our store, truck and donation bins are theirs to pillage, steal from, mar and destroy. Sometime after work on June 7 and before it on June 8, our pick-up and delivery truck parked in our lot at 80 King St. E. was compromised. Taken were items donated to the store, and the supplies to go to Camp Vincent for the beginning of the camping season. Craft items (china tea cups and saucer, teapots, craft mate-

rials, fabric, clothing for the dress-up box, linens and more) were stolen. Also, our camp operation system was taken – walkie talkies and base system, camcorders, computer in its packaging, terabyte hard drives and boxes of other merchandise required to efficiently operate the children’s camp for the summer season. In total, this was a loss of over $5,000. If you are knowingly purchasing from these perpetrators, you are complicit. These thefts not only compromise the availability of assistance for our own community members, but now are affect-

ing children from all over southern Ontario as our Camp Vincent services children from St. Catharine’s/Niagara area, Hamilton, across to Goderich and all areas south of this line. Although our local police service was called, we were unable to obtain an officer to come on site. An incident number was provided for insurance purposes. However, this is the third large theft in the last four months. Petty theft of our donation bin and “at door” donations happen daily. Lighting and surveillance has done little to deter the thefts. Even trespassing violations have

not stopped the repeated assault on our property. Neighbours report of nightly occurrences of “grocery cart” and “bicycle trailer” thefts. It is obvious that the threat of police interference is not a deterrence to this behavior. Shame on the perpetrators for stealing from a society trying to relieve burdens from the vulnerable. And, shame on the Chatham-Kent Police for not protecting the law-abiding persons and businesses in our community. Valerie Butterfield, President, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Particular council of Kent Deanery

We can’t afford Wynne’s government Sir: I know many readers will regard me as an old geezer who doesn’t care about young people. Ditto with folk in Chatham trying to pay their bills which seem to be skyrocketing week by week. Trust me. I understand. My wife and I are pensioners living on a fixed income. Like most other

folks, we have to budget wisely. And, although I don’t support many of our provincial Liberals’ policies (in fact I have never belonged to a political party), I am convinced they’re scrambling desperately to get votes when they go to the polls.

During my career in local newspapers, I met many small business owners. They were my friends. I got to know and understand some of their problems. Many people were unaware of the hours they had to put in to make a success of their business. In what I believe to be

a move to win votes in the next election, Premier Kathleen Wynne is now hitting small business owners, although she must know they’re the folk who create most of the jobs in our economy. She must also realize they depend upon the predictability of their marketing costs.

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Lions Clubs International celebrated its 100th anniversary recently with a flag-raising at the Civic Centre in Chatham. Officials from the Chatham Club were joined by Mayor Randy Hope in raising the group’s centennial flag. Lions International was founded in Chicago on June 7, 1917 and has grown to nearly 47,000 clubs worldwide. Locally, in addition to the Chatham club, there are clubs in Wheatley and Tilbury as well as a fledgling

group in Wallaceburg. The Lions’ mission statement is “to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.” Mayor Hope said the Lions club is another example of Chatham-Kent residents stepping up to serve the community. “Groups such as the Lions are a fine example of people who give their time and effort to make their community, their country and their world a better place.”


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Work begins on North Kent wind farm Citizens’ group already sees problems with construction By Mary Beth Corcoran mary@chathamvoice.com

Members of Water Wells First were on hand as construction on the first wind turbine of the North Kent Wind 1 wind farm project began recently off Darrell Line, just north of Chatham. WWF spokesperson Kevin Jakubec said his group had a planned protest for the day they were told the pile driving would begin, but Samsung, the company behind the project, had trucks and equipment starting the day before. While watching the process from an adjacent farm, Jakubec said he noticed something that concerned him. “I sent an email to Don Burgess last Friday that drew attention to the North Kent 1 wind farm site on Darrell Line,” he said in a statement. “The

company has a hammer-pile driven steel pipe acting as some sort of a support pile for the wind turbine foundation without any pile cap or means to prevent surface or rain water entering the pipe and causing bacterial contamination risk of the contact-type aquifer below at this location. “We at Water Wells First have been vocal in the media for the past year that this aquifer is extremely sensitive to disruption. It’s the source of groundwater for the families in North Kent. Our rural families depend on this 12,000-year-old aquifer financially for their water supply. “We cannot allow so callously a bacterial contamination risk from the very beginning of this project’s construction and allow this bacterial contamination risk spreading across

Pickleball clinics set for July 2, 3 The Chatham Voice

The Chatham-Kent Pickleball Club is hosting two pickleball clinics in July with Sid and Carolyn Stevens of Saugeen Shores and Arizona. Coming up July 2 at Thames Campus HealthPlex from 11 am - 2 pm is a Pickleball Foundations Clinic for intermediate players to cover advanced strategies and skills, supervised play and coaching tips by Sid and Carolyn. On July 3 at Doug Allin courts on Faubert Drive, Chatham is a Pickleball Partnership Clinic for teams who want to improve their playing skills with a partner for competitive players, and those who want to compete at a higher level. It’s suggested

to sign up with a favourite partner for this clinic. The clinics are open to everyone and the cost for each is $34 per person. 2017-18 C-K Pickleball Club members will receive a 30% discount for these clinics ($23.80) per person. To learn more about these clinics or to register or to join the C-K Pickleball Club visit www. ckpickleball.ca or email info@ckpickleball.ca or call 226-626-1956 for more information. Outdoor drop-in play begins July 2 with six sessions per week at Doug Allin Courts. See the club pickleball calendar on the website under Events. The Chatham-Kent Pickleball Club offers lessons, league play, tournaments and clinics year-round.

our water supply in North Chatham-Kent.” In communications with the Ministry of the Enviroment, Jakubec has asked them to investigate the methods being used by the company to build the foundation of the turbines. “If North Kent Wind continues in this manner of shoddy material preparation and poor construction workmanship, we’ll have two problems to deal with: The spreading of Kettle Point Black Shale particles laden with heavy metals into the well water from the construction and operation of North Kent 1 and now a bacterial contamination risk brought about from failing to follow common sense in construction. No pile caps or other means to cover the pipe was seen on the Darrell Line site.” Jakubec has lodged a

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Turbines continue to pop up in Chatham-Kent, most recently as part of the North Kent Wind 1 project.

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Local YMCA loses a leader The Chatham Voice

There will be a changing of the guard at regional YMCAs, including Chatham-Kent. Jim Janzen has announced his resignation from the position as President and CEO of YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario, effective Sept. 15. Janzen will continue his work on behalf of the National YMCA movement, but will move to the position of Senior Vice President, YMCA Ontario Resource Development Centre (RDC) with the YMCA of Greater Toronto. The Chatham-Kent YMCA has experienced tremendous growth and success under Janzen’s leadership. He has served as the President and CEO since 2005 and is a 32-year YMCA professional – previously working with the YMCAs in London, Cobourg, Hamilton/Burl-

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ington and Calgary. Through his leadership, Janzen has grown and developed YMCAs in this region. The Y is a leading local charity with revenues in excess of $16 million per year and connects with over 24,000 people annually through the services, ranging from health and fitness to licensed child care and newcomer settlement. In his new position with YMCA Ontario, Janzen will support YMCAs in Ontario through transformational changes, including strategic mergers and growth opportunities. Transition plans for the next 90180 days are currently being developed to ensure a smooth changeover in leadership of the YMCA in Southwestern Ontario. The YMCA Board is scheduled to meet July 13 to determine transition strategy for the position, and more details will be available at that time.

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Erieau woman wins $250K The Chatham Voice

Carolynn Hill of Erieau is celebrating after winning $250,000 on a scratch lottery ticket. Hill won the top prize with Instant Crossword Deluxe. “Instant Crossword is my favourite game. I’ve been playing for about 20 years,” shared Carolynn while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up her winnings. “I thought I won $25,000 at first, and then I realized I was missing a letter which gave me another word. Next thing I knew I had 11 words and a $250,000

winning ticket!” Hill and her husband headed to the store. “I just kept thinking ‘Don’t lose your purse.’” Plans are underway for Hill’s windfall. “I’m going to purchase a new computer before I toss mine out the window,” she laughed. “And my husband is a photographer, so he will be getting some new equipment for his camera.” “This whole experience has been so unbelievable,” concluded Carolynn. The winning ticket was purchased at Eau Buoy Variety in Erieau.

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Show Canadian pride The Chatham Voice

Nearly half of Ontarians (47 per cent) will spend Canada’s 150th birthday at home, followed by 15 per cent who say they will spend it at a community event/festival, according to research by Ipsos for the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). To mark the occasion, Ontario Realtors are calling on home owners to show their national pride by accenting their homes with Canadian effects. “We’d love to see a Canadian flag or any other kind of Canadian symbol on every lawn, porch, deck, garage or window this Canada Day,” said Kristi Willder, president of Chatham Kent Association of Realtors, in a

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media release. “We have so much to be proud of as Canadians, and this small gesture is a wonderful way to unite our communities and show our gratitude for this amazing country.” Community events are a tradition in many cities and towns throughout the province on Canada Day, with a host of events taking place throughout Chatham-Kent. This year, the biggest celebration will be taking place in Ottawa, and according to the research, seven per cent of Ontarians plan to be there on Canada Day. For those staying at home, why not add a little Canadian pride to the decor? “There is a long list of social benefits that come with being a homeowner.

In fact, research shows that people are happier, healthier and more socially involved once they become home owners,” said Willder. “Building strong communities is

what Ontario Realtors are all about, and that’s why we’re doing whatever we can to help keep the Canadian Dream of home ownership within reach for future genera-

tions.” In Ontario, the rate of home ownership is 71 per cent, according to the 2011 National Household Survey. Not surprisingly, OREA’s research shows

that a large percentage of Ontarians, 75 per cent, say that home ownership is important to them, and 78 per cent say it gives them a sense of pride.

It wasn’t much, but the drop in the unemployment rate by 0.1 per cent

in April from March is a move in the right direction for the local econo-

my. The rate in April, the most recent month for

which the municipality has figures, sat at an even seven per cent. Stuart McFadden, acting director of economic development for the municipality, said the drop may be small, but he’ll take the fact it headed south. “We’re happy the unemployment rate continues to decline. It’s consistent with what we’re hearing with the companies we’re working with,” he said. “They’re continuing to hire and are working with us to find workers.” He said a number of local firms are in the midst of expansion, and “those expansions will be creating more jobs.” McFadden said job growth at one business

was so steep that it went out of town in an attempt to find workers. “We’ve had one company that has held a job fair in Windsor trying to attract additional people to meet their needs. That’s a little concerning, but we understand,” he said. “Maybe we’ll have some more people move to Chatham-Kent and buy some homes. I look at it as a positive.” Across the region, the jobless rate remained steady at 6.5 per cent, while provincially it increased 0.2 per cent to 6.4 per cent. A year ago, the unemployment rate in Chatham-Kent sat at 8.5 per cent.

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Inventory & equipment incl. 60’x120’ all steel Vertec building on 4.77 acres at Hwy.401. 5 bay doors, 5 ton overhead crane. Call Ron 519-3607729 or Brandice 226-626-4838.

109 ROBERTSON $99,900 3br bungalow in a great location! Appliances included. Call Kristen 519-784-7653.

155 GRAND AVE W. $199,900 Great business opportunity to take over an existing operation + the land & building. Call Brian Peifer 519-436-2669.

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.16 ac vacant lot on McGregor’s Creek. Call Kristen 519-784-7653.

225 CAMPUS #314 $104,900 Updated & move-in ready 2br condo apt with tons of inclusions. Call Kristen 519-784-7653.

New Listing 19786 FOUR ROD, DEALTOWN • $174,900 3+1br, 2 bath 2 storey with a huge yard and some updates. Call Jim 519-358-3984.

23575 DEW DROP, THAMESVILLE • $159,900 2 building lots in one! Get over 14 acres in this country property between Chatham & Thamesville. Call Ron 519-360-7729 or Brandice 226-626-4838.

6575 ANGLER MITCHELL’S BAY • $159,000 1 floor plan, 2br, large livingroom, great area for fishing, hunting & birding. Many updates. Call Steve 519-355-9774 or Brian 519-436-2669.

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22220 CHARING CROSS #8 $49,900 Beautiful, well maintained 3br mobile home with lovely screened in porch. Call Ron 519-360-7729 or Brandice 226-626-4838.

10989 RIVER LINE $959,900 4br, 3.5 bath, 3500 sq ft executive 2 storey home on 3.10 ac’s on the water. Call Wayne 519-436-4810.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 30

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE CENTRE 20 Merritt Ave. • 5:00pm

Tents and entertainment by the river and a special area for the children. Outdoor activities are FREE including balloon animals, face painting, mini golf, games, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones and much more! Multicultural food tasting for only $5.00 - advance tickets are needed!

GREENFIELD GLOBAL CANADA 150 FIREWORKS! St. Clair College Thames Campus 1001 Grand Ave. W.

Event sponsored by Greenfield with the assistance of the Chatham Canada Day Committee. ALSO celebrating Greenfield’s 20th Anniversary in Chatham! Come out for an evening of live music, kids entertainment and of course Fireworks! Bring your lawn chairs and come hang out with “Under The Covers” band and the Chatham Canada Day Committee! FREE bus service sponsored by First Student.

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SATURDAY, JULY 1

SATURDAY, JULY 1

COGECO TV CANADA DAY PARADE King St. & Tecumseh Park, Downtown Chatham • 10:00am

TEK SAVVY CANADA DAY CELEBRATION Tecumseh Park & William St. N., Downtown Chatham 11:00am - 1:00pm

Featuring many local floats, street vendors and more! Televised live on the Truly Local CogecoTV channel!

A DICKENS PICKWICK PICNIC - CELEBRATE CANADA 150 Milner Heritage House, 75 William St. N. 12:00pm

Hosted by Chatham-Kent Museum with the CK Dickens Fellowship. Box lunch, storyteller and magician, horse and carriage tours, museum fun in Studio One. Tickets $25/ person and 12 and under $20. Online at www.chatham-kent. ca/RecConnect or in person at Cultural Centre and local municipal centre.

Kids Zone entertainment featuring Dez and Louie the Clown, Illusionist Bill Nuvo, Martial Arts Demonstrations and four of the largest inflatables! Family Friendly Beer Gardens in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Vendors Cultural Entertainment Live Entertainment including: Brooklyn Roebuck Sterling Blues Band StereoBox Mojo Wailers Jessika Rabbit Face4Radio Fanatically Hip

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Starting at Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3:30pm.

SUNDAY, JULY 2

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Evangel Community Church, 76 Sandys St. • 6:00pm. Live band “New World Son”. Kids activities, BBQ Fundraiser and huge fireworks display!

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150th CELEBRATION! Bothwell Area Sport Centre, 860 Main St. 8:00am-11:00pm

Bothwell Invitational Car Show 11:00am-5:00pm Entertainment Area Noon - 8:00pm. Music by Party Time DJ Chain Saw Carving (Oak St) noon, 3:00pm, 5:30pm Art & Jim McGaffey 1:30pm - entertainment area George Brown’s Garden Party 2:30pm - Town Square Street Hockey Tournament 3:00pm Oak St. Southwest Middlesex Acting Krew - 3:30pm at the Theatre Fireman Dinner with Appin BBQ 5:00pm - 7:00pm (Elm St.) Advance tickets available Street Dance 8:00pm - Midnight featuring The Shake Band Minor Hockey Reunion 10:00am-1:00pm - Arena Legion Refreshment Tent Noon - Midnight Kids games & inflatables noon-5:00pm North Buxton Men’s Choir 12:30pm - Jim Kish Theatre Food & Craft Vendors all day Dog Show 3:15 Chestnut St. Comedy Show featuring James MacNeil - 7:00pm - Theatre Fireworks 11:00pm.

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SATURDAY, JULY 1

SATURDAY, JULY 1

CANADA DAY AT THE CABIN Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, 29251 Uncle Tom’s Rd. 11:30am-3:00pm

11:30am - Cultural Diversity at Historic Dawn 12:00pm-3:00pm Barbecue Cookout 1:00pm Uptown Jazz & Blues Concert Bring your lawn chair!

HIGHGATE 150TH CELEBRATIONS Highgate Ball Park 5:00pm

Hosted by the Highgate District Agricultural Society. Adults $15. Children (6-12) $5. Children 5 & under FREE.

NORTH BUXTON SATURDAY, JULY 1

A DAY IN THE SETTLEMENT Buxton National Historic Site and Museum, 21975 A.D. Shadd Road 1:00pm

BLENHEIM

SATURDAY, JULY 1

BLENHEIM FIREWORKS Glad Tidings Community Church, 403 Chatham St., S. • 6:00pm

A day in the life of the Buxton Settlement - 1867 - various activities in each building - log cabin, barn and school.

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Fireworks at dusk.

SATURDAY, JULY 1

FIREWORKS AT THE BEACH Laverne Kelly Memorial Park, 1315 Mariners Rd. 10:00am Events start at 5:00pm.

WHEATLEY CANADA DAY CELEBRATION Park Across from Wheatley Legion • 12:00pm

Live music, free community bbq with lots of activities for kids!

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RIDGETOWN CANADA DAY Canada Day Parade Downtown • 6:30pm Everyone come out!

Canada Day Entertainment • 9:00pm Ridgetown Girls Chorus and the unveiling of Canada 150 Barn Quilt.

Canada Day Fireworks • 10:00pm Ridgetown Fair Grounds No admission

SATURDAY, JULY 1

Legion Branch #234 6:00pm

Manpower and Dirt Country will perform. Also featuring Power Sounds Service. Cash bar and food available. Must be 19.

SUNDAY, JULY 2

Hog Roast Dinner Emmanuel Congregational Church, 92 Erie St. N. • 5:00pm $20/ticket for supper and concert is free. The Proverbs, a southern gospel group will perform. Bring your lawnchair.

TILBURY

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

KINSMEN PARADE Queen Street • 7:00pm Fireworks Memorial Park • dusk The Great Candian Fiddle Show 27 Canal St • 7:00pm $20/advance, $25/door cktickets.com

SATURDAY, JULY 1

TILBURY STREET PARTY Carrick Corner Park 11:00am

Free admission. All you need is a lawn chair. Live music!

WALLACEBURG SATURDAY, JULY 1

BRANCH 18 ANNUAL KIDS FISH DERBY

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 18, 52 Margaret Ave. • 8:30am Free prizes, hot dogs!

CANADA 150 CELEBRATION

Kinsmen Park 208 Argyle Ave. Opening Ceremony 3:00pm. Large Marge eating contest, live music with Three’s A Crowd, Bed by Nine and Vinyl Revival. Fireworks at 10:00pm. Kids activites from 4:00pm-8:00pm.

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PROUD TO BE CANADIAN

What does being Canadian mean to you? The Chatham Voice

We at The Chatham Voice asked a number of people in and around Chatham-Kent what it means to them to live in Canada. Here are their responses:

Dave Van Kesteren

Dave Van Kesteren, MP Chatham-Kent Leamington It’s the greatest country in the world. Being Canadian means you are in the land of opportunity. It doesn’t matter if you are the child of an immigrant, or of someone whose family has been here for generations. You have an opportunity to live where you want and be what you want. You have a supportive family,

community and governments. Bev Shipley, MP Lambton-Kent-Middlesex As we get ready to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, I am reminded of how lucky I am to call Canada my home. I have been blessed with many privileges in life, many of which I can attribute to my country roots: a safe place to live and raise my family, an abundance of resources, the opportunity for a successful career in agriculture, and representing the residents of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex as their Member of Parliament. I am fortunate to have travelled to countries both for mission work

Michelle Wright

Dan Chahbar, businessman To be Canadian is to be someone who is tolerant, accepting, welcoming, respected, admired and envied around the globe ... that’s what being Canadian means in my mind.

borders.

Greg Hetherington

and as part of my parliamentary duties. During these trips, I have toured farms, visited sustainable projects and met business and political leaders. No matter where I go, Canada and our flag are recognized and respected around the world. May God Keep Our Land Glorious and Free. Michelle Wright, musician As a Canadian that has had the privilege of traveling around the world, what I’m most proud of is that we are seen as a kind and compassionate country. Yet I also know that we are not pushovers and that we have brave men and women in our military that will defend our

Greg Hetherington, radio personality I love my country, and I love to travel. I’m proud to be Canadian. Each time I’m asked when I travel where I’m from, I push my chest out and proudly say, “I’m Canadian.” Being Canadian means being respected for being kind, generous, but tough and most of all giving. Being Canadian means: • Stopping our car in the middle of the street to let a pedestrian cross (with no crosswalk). • Saying sorry when someone bumps into us. • And saying yes, we’ll fight for freedom for others when we are asked. Never have I been prouder than when I spent a day in Vimy Ridge, France. Seeing where my forefathers accomplished what no other army could do in the First World War and win the battle at Vimy Ridge. I’m proud of where we’ve been, and where our country is headed. You know it must be a cool country when people from other countries put a Canadian Flag on their backpack when they

Kim Mitchell

travel ... when they aren’t Canadian. Kim Mitchell, musician Being Canadian means having to say you’re sorry ... Bob Ripley, former minister and columnist Being Canadian means being insufferably apologetic but also polite, open minded, and connected to nature. Chris Glassford, chair of Chatham Canada Day committee Being Canadian means to me that I have a better opportunity in life than my ancestors may have had, but an equal right to celebrate my culture in a land of free opportunities.

Joel Belanger, teacher Being Canadian simply means that I was fortunate enough to win the birth lottery. Best country in the world, warts and all. Our problems and issues pale in comparison with what others in the world deal with on a daily basis. We get to enjoy the best of what others have to offer (cultural appropriation be damned) while we carve out our niche as a young nation. Our identity continues to evolve to this day. We must not fall prey to the political correctness movement, though. The merchants of identity politics want to divide and conquer here, as they have elsewhere. We need to ignore them. Simply, we are all Canadians. Once we all get on that page, we can accomplish great things. Continued on page 21

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What does being Canadian mean to you? Continued from page 20

I am forever an optimist.

Jennifer Wilson, volunteer extraordinaire Well it is about being a member of a tribe whose allegiance is to supporting humanity regardless of their position or perspective, valuing people because they are people, inclusive and supportive of all, whether they share our views, our religion, our background or come from some other view, religion, or background. Because the Canadian tribe believes what makes us different is what makes us stronger, and is worth celebrating every day.

What being Canadian means to me is that I am extremely fortunate to live in such a beautiful country with beautiful accepting people. We as Canadians set the bar in so many ways. I’m proud to say I am Canadian.

Alysson Storey

Brooklyn Roebuck

Brooklyn Roebuck, musician

Alysson Storey, business professional If I had to boil it down to one word, it would be: service. Being Canadian means taking care of others. It means tens of thousands of young Canadians serving their country in the First World War, showing bravery on the fields of Vimy and Passchendaele and turning a young

country into a well-respected one, almost overnight. It is service in the Second World War and the incredible sacrifices made; and peacekeeping in the decades to follow. It is the service we see in organizations like Rotary International, Kiwanis and Zonta. It is the sense of community that we feel, and the outpouring of support to a family who has lost their home to a fire or a young child who needs life-saving surgery. We see service for the greater good, in creating a society that takes care of its most vulnerable citizens. Being Canadian means taking care of one another. Being Canadian is something I was fortunate to be born into, and something I am grateful for every day. My own personal and Canadian form of service is through Rotary, but just about every Canadian I know serves their community or their country in some way. Is there room for improvement? Always. But seeing how far we have gotten is definitely something to celebrate.

tunities we have had and we truly believe we live in the best country in the world!

Fannie Vavoulis

Fannie Vavoulis, director of development for the Foundation of the CKHA I’m first generation Canadian. My parents came to Canada in the early 1970s from Greece with less than $500 in their pockets. What does being Canadian mean to me? It means that immigrants can come here and prosper. It means being accepted for being who you are and what you believe in. It means opportunity to excel and be successful. It means you can raise your family and provide them the best life you can give them. Our family is so fortunate to have the oppor-

Dottie Laurie, businesswoman I get emotional just thinking about how lucky I am to be Canadian. I have travelled throughout my life and I have never been in a country that does not respect Canadians. Early on as a member of the military, I learned the privileges I enjoy are because I was born in a free country. Having had the opportunity to take part in more than 50 Canadian War Memorials throughout Europe, it’s hit home to me the amount of sacrifice and courage our country has endured. They were a tearful commemoration of how far our commitment to peace truly goes. This is a patriotic reminder that everything we have as Canadians is afforded to us by those who have gone before us – those who died so that we could be free. My life of peace, love, and freedom as a Canadian has been shaped by equal opportunities that this country has allowed me.

To hear our National Anthem and to see our flag always fills me with a pride. The flag raising at the Olympics and Remembrance Day services can bring me to tears in a heartbeat, not only in our country but especially so when it’s in another country. Going up to Algonquin Park and paddling through the outback to experience the beauty and majestic stillness our country offers is my top favourite place in the world. Wherever we travel and however long we are gone, we always feel the safest when we are home on Canadian soil. Countless times in a foreign country I have been stopped by someone who noticed my Canadian Flag patch to ask me where I’m from. I proudly reply Chatham, Ontario, Canada. So when asked if I am proud to be Canadian ... absolutely! James MacNeil, businessman For me being a Canadian is about grasping the dynamic blessing of freedom.

Continued on page 25

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Before Ontario was Ontario, it was part of the colony of Quebec, which was home to both French and English settlers. Unsurprisingly, religious, linguistic and social differences soon divided the area’s growing population. Both groups, eager to self-govern according to their own political views, parted ways via the Constitution Act of 1791. The Act split the Quebec colony in two: the French-speaking Catholics claimed the eastern portion, Lower Canada, and the British Loyalists and American settlers took Upper Canada, Ontario’s predecessor. Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe was the first leader of the new Upper Canadian society. Things went smoothly at first, but the War of 1812 set off a chain of events fuelled by political instability and rebellions on both sides of the new border. In February 1841, less than a century after their divorce, Upper and Lower Canada reunited to form the Province of Canada out of economic necessity; but the communities retained their distinct character. When talks of Confederation began, both sides were at the table, with George-Étienne Cartier representing the French speakers and John A. Macdonald, the former residents of Upper Canada. The Province of Canada was divided into Quebec and Ontario in early 1867. Together, but as separate provinces, they joined the new Dominion of Canada on July 1 of that same year. Many Fathers of Confederation were from Ontario, including Sir Alexander Campbell, James Cockburn, George Brown and the first Canadian prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.

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Ottawa and Toronto are amazing places to visit, but there’s a lot more to experience in Canada’s most populous province than the CN Tower and Parliament Hill. For one, Ontario’s vast and varied festival scene is truly in a league of its own! What are you looking to celebrate? MUSIC Put on your dancing shoes! Top musical events across the province include Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, Jazz Sudbury, and the one-of-a-kind Collingwood Elvis Festival.

FILM TIFF — the Toronto International Film Festival — may be the biggest event of its kind in the province, but there are loads of other fantastic movie-centric celebrations to check out in Ontario. Canadian creations take centre stage during the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, while the Windsor International Film Festival features flicks from both sides of the border and beyond. Ottawa hosts the world’s largest Animation Film Festival, and Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival has a soft spot for French-language movies.

MULTICULTURAL DISCOVERIES Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by getting to know the diverse cultures that make our country so unique. London’s TD Sunfest, Markham’s Jambana One World Festival, and Belleville’s Waterfront and Ethnic Festival all have an international focus, while the Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games and the Toronto Caribbean Festival, among others, shine the spotlight on one heritage in particular. FOOD AND DRINK Hungry? Sink your teeth into some barbecued goodness at Canada’s Largest Ribfest in Burlington. For a healthier alternative, try Carrot Fest in Bradford or the LaSalle Strawberry Festival. Thirsty? Wine lovers can sample the latest from Ontario’s wine country during Pelham Summerfest, while beer enthusiasts can head to Peterborough’s Kawartha Craft Beer Festival for a fresh pint of local ale.

THEATRE Stratford is the Ontarian mecca for fans of the stage. The Stratford Festival hosts a massive lineup of musicals, children’s plays, pantomimes and classic pieces over the span of seven months. If you’re in the area between April and October, attending at least one performance is an absolute must.

• 1973–1981: Keep it beautiful • 1982–present: Yours to discover In 2008, a French-language version of the current licence plate was released. It features the translated slogan Tant à découvrir.

OFFICIAL MOTTO Ut incepit Fidelis sic permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains)

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• In addition to pop-stars (think Bieber and Drake), rock bands (like Rush and The Tragically Hip) and hockey greats (hello Wayne Gretzky), Ontario has given the world an impressive crop of comedy icons, including Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Jim Carrey and Mike Meyers. • The name Ontario is thought to derive from either the Huron word for “great lake” or the Iroquoian word for “beautiful water.” Both are incredibly appropriate seeing as the province contains more than 250,000 freshwater lakes. • The Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, is the world’s largest nuclear power plant. • When Ottawa’s section of the Rideau Canal freezes over, it becomes the world’s longest outdoor skating rink.

• If you don’t want the Hilton selling your horse, you’d better pay for your room. Ontario law still has a clause allowing innkeepers to auction off the horse of anyone who attempts to snooze and split.

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DID YOU KNOW? Canada is the second largest country in the world!

The name Canada comes from the word “kanata,” the Huron-Iroquois word for village or settlement

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What does being Canadian mean to you? communicating with their families. I remember finally getting to the moto driver and having to ask that dreaded question, “Do you have $200 US to pay for your CT scan? And do you have another $150 US to stay the night and another $40 US for the medication that you will require?” I already knew the answer. The average Haitian earns less than $2 per day. That is IF they are lucky enough to be employed, as the unemployment rate exceeds 80 per cent in Haiti. Can you imagine how long it would take for someone to save up $200 US to pay for a CT Scan that they would need Emily Hime, philanin order to save their thropist and doula own life? Can you imagine not For many years, I was only having to worry like any average Caabout paying this $200 nadian citizen. I never US but also about payfully understood just ing for every needle how blessed I was to you are given, every be born into a country glove that is used by such as Canada. I nevthe doctors, and every er thought about how piece of gauze that lucky I was to be born is needed to stop the into a country where bleeding from your freedom and human gunshot wound? rights are exercised. On top of that, you Even more so, I Emily Hime have two children took for granted our who are in school. You health-care system, our justice sys- also have to pay for their tuition, tem, our social assistance, unem- their uniforms, and all of their ployment insurance, rehabilitation books. facilities, mental illness awareness, If you choose to pay for this CT homeless shelters, and most im- scan, that means the money you portantly – our education system. have saved up for your children It wasn’t until spending a few to attend school next year is gone. years living abroad in a develop- That means that you will scrounge ing country, such as Haiti, when I to provide your children with food really began to realize how truly due to the cost of your medicafortunate I am. tions. I am overcome with emotions All because you were in the wrong even writing about this topic. Not place at the wrong time. only because I love my country, And on top of that, your shooter, but also because it breaks my heart he is going to go free, because you that the majority of our world is see, in Haiti, there really is no jusnot as blessed as we are. tice system. Your shooter will likeI spent some of my time in Haiti ly never have to sit in a courtroom working in hospitals and medical and be served the sentencing that clinics. I think that was one of the they deserve. most eye-opening experiences for What does being Canadian mean me – and the most heart breaking. to me? It means opportunity. It It hit home hard. means access to resources in orI was in charge of client files, der to provide for ourselves and to meeting with families to discuss pursue our passions. procedures and making sure that It means freedom. It means that I they had the means to pay for these have human rights that I can exerprocedures at one of the most well- cise freely. known hospitals in Port Au Prince. It means that when tough times I remember my first day there. hit, my government will provide We had three clients with gunshot me at least with the basic necessiwounds, all of which needed to ties I need in order to survive. have CT scans. One of these paTo me Canada represents unity. tients was a police officer, another Strength. Diversity. A place where was a businessman, and the last we look after our own but also welone was a moto driver. I was in come others with open arms. charge of getting their background Canada means home. and medical history, as well as I am so proud to be Canadian.

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We represent a miniscule portion of the human population that enjoys Canadian freedom. I have the freedom to succeed or fail in this life despite family history, race or religion. We can always re-start, re-invent and re-discover enough aspects of life to make positive movements forward. Of course, some will abuse freedom. We are stuck with that real-time tension. But, many will embrace our freedom and with the by-product of gratitude will make positive changes in community and the world.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 • Open euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. • The Blenheim Harwich Horticultural Society is holding a 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Rotary Park in Blenheim at 6:00pm. There will be cake, live entertainment and our garden experts will be there should you have any questions! Friday, June 30, 2017 • Join the Active Lifestyle Centre at 20 Merritt Ave as they celebrate Canada’s 150th year in style! 5:00pm-8:00pm visit our multicultural food tasting, enjoy music, prizes, drinks and fun for the entire family! • Meal and Fun darts at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St, Chatham. Dinner from 5:30pm-7:00pm with choice of liver & onions, roast beef or fish and chips for $9.00. One meat draw. Fun darts starts at 7:00pm. Saturday, July 1, 2017 • 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! • Canada Day Parade Legion Float. All Veterans welcome to ride or walk. Starts at 10:00am. Contact the Legion at 519-351-8733 for more info. • Meat draw and dance at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Meat draw from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Dance is 4:30pm-9:30pm featuring Unity. Sunday, July 2, 2017 • Merlin Legion Family Fun Day from 4:00pm11:00pm. Bring lawn chairs or blanket! Fire Dept, Caricatures and magic, Mad Science, hot dog bbq, Zoo 2 You, face painting, Karaoke and fireworks at dusk! 2 Stanley St., Merlin. Monday, July 3, 2017 • The Chatham-Kent Film Group will be showing “A Man Called Ove” at the Capitol Theatre. There will be two showings, 4:00pm and 7:00pm. $10 at the door, or season pass for $50 for 12 shows. For more info call 519-359-8455. • Open euchre at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham at 1:00pm. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 • Open euchre and open shuffleboard at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Open euchre at 1:00pm and shuffleboard at 7:00pm. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 • Welcome Michael Semineuk performing in the West Lounge at Meadow Park, Sandy St., Chatham. 6:00pm.

• Pepper and fun darts at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Pepper at 1:00pm and darts at 7:30pm. Thursday, July 6, 2017 • Open euchre and bingo at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Open euchre at 1:00pm and bingo starts at 7:00pm. Friday, July 7, 2017 • The Mitchell’s Bay Area Association will host the “2017 Canadian Tire Mitchell’s Bay Open Bass Tournament on July 7 & 8. Guaranteed 1st prize of $5,000 and biggest fish prize of $1,000. $400 entry fee per boat. www.mitchellsbayopen.com. • Meal and darts at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St, Chatham. Dinner from 5:30pm-7:00pm with choice of cabbage rolls, roast beef or fish and chips for $9.00. One meat draw. Open darts starts at 7:30pm. Saturday, July 8, 2017 • Meat draw and dance at The Chatham Legion, William & Colborne St., Chatham. Meat draw from 4:00pm-6:00pm, dance from 4:30pm9:30pm featuring Exit 31. Sunday, July 9, 2017 • Jamboree at the Merlin Legion, 2 Stanley St., Merlin. Host band The Marques. 3:00pm7:00pm. Cold plate dinner served from 5:30pm7:00pm. Pre ordering is encouraged. • St. Andrew’s United Church, South Buxton is holding a Beef Barbecue at the Merlin Community Hall. A full course dinner will be served from 4:00pm-7:00pm. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling 519-689-4408 or 519689-7767. Friends for Life is a two-week, 12 hour session and is a world-leading program proven to be effective in helping children and youth cope with feelings of fear, worry, anxiety and depression and build emotional resilience and self-esteem. For ages 8-12. $10/hour. Phone 519-352-2024 or email ldack@netrover.com. July 24-Aug.3. PAWR at the animal shelter phone number for lost and stray pets and issues at the dog parks: 226-996-9969 daytime. Emergency and after-hours number: 519-784-6146. Animal Cruelty and neglect cases call direct 310-7722 or 310-SPCA. Chatham-Kent Metal Detecting Club - Meets last Thursday of the month. 7:00pm. Kinsman Room. Erickson Arena, new members welcome! Submit your coming events to bruce@chathamvoice.com or michelle@chathamvoice.com


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399

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2017

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$

10 Pack 10 Pack

11

99 $ 99 $$ 99

Sale Price

HAPPY CANADA DAY!! HAPPY CANADA DAY!! HAPPY CANADA DAY!! HAPPY CANADA DAY!!

HAPPY CANADA DAY!! HAPPY CANADA DAY!! HAPPY CANADA DAY!! HAPPY CANADA DAY!!

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Family Kit

Sale Price

Reg. $600.00

Reg. $1.75

Loud Explosion

$ 99

Reg. $3.00 Sale Price Sale Price Sale Price

10 Pack

Reg. $32.99

4 Selections

$1.50 SaleReg. Price Sale Price Sale Price

10 Pack

Reg. $20.99

Longest Lasting

Sale Price Sale Price Sale Reg. Price $3.00 Reg. $20.00

$

Reg. $89.00

72 Shot Cake

Sale Price Sale Price Sale Reg. Price $1.50

Reg. $3.50

Reg. $239.00 Reg. $20.00 96Sale Sale Price Shots Price Sale Price Sale Sale Price Sale Price Price

Reg. $9.99

Short Assortment

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FLOWERS (SPINNERS)

BATTALION

FLOWERS (SPINNERS)

BATTALION

Sale Price

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The Chatham Voice, June 29, 2017  

The June 29, 2017 edition of The Chatham Voice, an independent community newspaper serving Chatham, Ont. and area since 2013. This edition c...

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