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elcome to your first Fall & Winter edition of Bowmanville Today. This new magazine was brought to life so we can share the news, growth and happenings in our historic town. This will be published semiannually and distributed directly to our residents and throughout business’. Bowmanville has much to offer it’s residents, with services, products, industry and future development. As Bowmanville grows it’s our job to educate our new residents on what we do offer here. It’s our job to support the economy, and shop local as much as possible. It’s our job to share in our community functions, support youth sports, and our seasonal educational programs. To our reader’s, enjoy the changes in the seasons: fall fairs, harvest and home baked pies. Enjoy your families during the holiday times. Take the time to meet your neighbours, and local business people. And last but not least, take the time to enjoy the town you live in. We would like to thank our contributors for taking the time to share their knowledge with you. Thank you to our advertisers in believing in our magazine, and supporting our first edition. Until the spring....


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H O M E M A D E M AC A R O N I & C H E E S E There is nothing like comfort food to keep us warm on a cool fall evening or during a cold winter’s storm. Warm cheesy goodness!! I N G R E DIENTS • 4 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 1 cup chopped red onion • 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1/4 cup flour • 1 tablespoon dry mustard • 3 cups 1% milk • 4 cups KRAFT Mozza-Cheddar Light Shredded Cheese, divided

D I R E C T IONS 1. Cook macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in flour and mustard; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk, cooking and stirring after each addition until slightly thickened. Simmer on low heat 5 to 7 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 3 cups cheese; stir until melted. 2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain macaroni. Add to cheese sauce; toss to coat. Spoon into 2.5-L casserole dish; top with remaining cheese.


3. BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

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The major cause of residential damages in Canada is water. Freezing of pipes and roof water infiltration are the most frequent scenarios. By taking active and preventative measures, costly and sometimes irreparable water damage can be avoided altogether. • Have your heating system checked by a professional annually to ensure that it’s working safely and efficiently. If you heat by wood, clean your fireplace or stove. • Have your chimney flue checked for any buildup of creosote and then cleaned to lessen the risk of fire. • Make sure your home is properly insulated. You may want to consider insulating walls and attic to help conserve energy. • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windowsills to keep cold air out.


• Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside. This will provide an extra layer of insulation by keeping more cold air out. • Inspect and flush your water heater. • Clean gutters. Leaves and other debris will hamper drainage and may even be a fire risk. • Replace batteries of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors. If you did not do it when you set the clocks back, do it now. • To keep pipes from freezing: • Wrap pipes in insulation or layers of old newspapers • Cover the newspapers with plastic to keep out moisture • Let faucets drip a little to avoid freezing • Know how to shut off water valves


There are four points that you need to consider first. 1. There is different fuel types; gas, wood, propane and pellet. Gas and propane require no work on your part. Wood or pellet does involve you obtaining what is required to burn. 2. Location of the unit in your home is very important and that could dictate the type of fireplace that you decide on. 3. You have to determine the amount of heat output you want from your unit or is it for aesthetics. 4. Design and style: you will want it to fit into your present decor so you need to think about facade colour and materials you would like to use CAN A WOOD, PELLET, OR GAS FIREPLACE BE THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF HEAT? Fireplaces are available in a wide variety of heat outputs. If you are looking to heat your

entire home or a specific zone, the layout of your home and airflow are key factors and will need to be determined.

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We are a retail location and one of our qualified staff will take you around our showroom to present different options to you. We can provide everything from masonry work to custom cabinetry to see your project through from start to finish.

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Bowmanville, Ontario Selected as the Next Million Dollar Neighbourhood on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) Financial Expert Preet Banerjee Announced as Host of Season 2 ( June 27, 2012 – Toronto, Canada) Corus Entertainment’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada) announced today that after searching communities across the country, Bowmanville, Ontario has been chosen as the next Million Dollar Neighbourhood. Financial expert and winner of The Ultimate W Expert Challenge, Preet Banerjee will host the 10x60 series, along with returning co-host Dr. Joti Samra. The series follows 100 families in one community as they attempt to raise their collective net worth by $1 million in only 10 weeks. Produced by Force Four Entertainment Inc. in association with OWN (Canada), Season 2 is scheduled to launch January 2013.


“We’re delighted that the people of Bowmanville have opened their lives – and wallets – to be the next Million Dollar Neighbourhood on OWN (Canada),” said Vibika Bianchi, Vice President, Original Programming, Lifestyle, Reality, Factual Entertainment, Corus Entertainment. “It’s sure to be a challenging and emotional ride for this community, but with money guru Preet Banerjee joining Dr. Joti Samra this season, Bowmanville couldn’t be in better hands.” Season One saw the town of Aldergrove, British Columbia reach their million dollar goal, and now, Bowmanville will have the opportunity to rethink the way they earn, spend and save money when Season 2 goes into


production in July. In the series, 100 families have only 10 weeks to raise their collective net worth by $1 million. In each episode, neighbours take on a community challenge and an individual challenge. They will need to dig deep, downsize, earn, barter, share, swap, scrimp, save and collaborate with their neighbours in ways they never could have imagined, and if all one hundred families in this community can do it, they will truly become a Million Dollar Neighbourhood. To raise the stakes even higher, if the community makes their $1 million goal, they’ll choose one family to win the life-changing sum of $100,000. “We are absolutely thrilled to be producing


a second season of our original format OWN (Canada) series Million Dollar Neighbourhood, and honoured to be in a position to help a new community turn their financial lives around. The enthusiasm and commitment Bowmanville has already shown tells us this will be a hugely successful experience for them, and a highly entertaining television series,” said John Ritchie, Executive Producer, Force Four Entertainment.

Preet Banerjee is a Canadian personal finance expert and financial literacy advocate. Winner of The Ultimate W Expert Challenge in 2009, Banerjee is a regular Globe and Mail contributor and a panelist on CBC’s The National with Peter Mansbridge. He has also written two books, RRSPs: The Definitive Guide to Registered Retirement Savings Plans and Charitable Giving In Canada. Dr. Joti Samra, R.Psych., is an innovator

in the area of psychological health and wellness. She develops strategies for coping with life’s most common and difficult challenges, reaching beyond the clinic and classroom to spread powerful coping tools as widely as possible. Dr. Samra was a featured clinical expert in the Animal Planet docu-reality series Confessions: Animal Hoarding. She also writes a weekly “Ask the Health Expert” column for the Globe and Mail.



young man by the name of Craig Waldron has a dream. To see an easier life for his parents, and to help realize his own personal goals in competitive body building. “My Mom works hard cleaning houses while suffering with a painful disease, and my Father has been layed off. I also see several of my older friends working harder than they should have to, so they can pay their bills.” Craig realized his own problems he was facing financially so has started his future savings by learning how to invest in real estate. Craig took the task of writing to the OWN network, talking about the town, his dreams,

the demographics and how the town would meeting gathered so many supporters inbe the perfect fit for the second season of cluding the Fire Department, Bowmanville Million Dollar NeighbourZoo and so many more, “We are all still blown and the meeting was held hood. This required going from door to door talking to away that Bowmanville at the Bowmanville High families, creating a facebook School.” page. “We were required to was chosen, we beat “After our meeting we get 500 ‘likes’ on our face- out other communities waited to hear the final anbook page and we surpased nouncement of who would that, then we had to organize such as Oshawa, and be the next town chosen, a town hall meeting. We also there was so much networkPort Credit.” put together a video, and ing involved to pull it all off. so many community members participated We only had a few short weeks to make sure in the making of the video. Our town hall everything was presented as the producers






expected.” “We are all still blown away that Bowmanville was chosen, we beat out other communities such as Oshawa, and Port Credit.” As Mayor Adrian Foster said in an earlier interview, “It is difficult for people to know where we are, now we are on the map !” Production crews starting filming in July and will be filming for 10 weeks at different locations throughout Bowmanville. Each

week the families have a challenge to accomplish which contributes to the collective net worth of the 100 families involved. I can’t tell you much about what is going on with production you will have to watch the show in January 2013 on OWN. Thank you to all the businesses that participated and helped out.

A HUGE thank you as well to all the volunteers and to everyone who made our town hall meeting such a success! Especially to our committee for committing & believing Bowmanville could do this & deserved it!


Our AMAZING committee! - Craig Waldron, Janet Lange, Sherrie Earle, Laura Scott, Mark Ritskes, Shelley Foster, Mack Hunter, Joanna White, Judy Romanchuk, Becky Romanchuk, Mikki Decker, Rhonda Story, Gretel Fernandez, Brenda Woodard.


Perfect Party Place Janet Lange Art & Design Jackie’s Critters Mosport King of the Castle King’s Court Catering Bowmanville Zoo Zumba Bowmanville TJ’s Dance Troop Cadet’s of Bowmanville Bowmanville High School/Staff & Students Durham Christian High School UPS Bowmanville James Publishing Staples Bowmanville Durham Regional Police Clarington Fire Department Town Hall Bowmanville/Mayor Adrian Foster Intowne Gallery Clarington Museums & Archives BIA of Bowmanville To all the participants of the Bowmanville lipdub as well!

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Are You G O I N G ? O C TO B ER 13 Apple Festival & Craft Sale Downtown Bowmanville 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. O C TO B ER 2 Knitting Fundamentals Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville Branch 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House Bowmanville Seventh-day Adventist Church 7:15 p.m - 9:30 p.m. 3 O C TOBER COAA SMILE THEATRE “Romeo & Juliet (and Joni)” Clarington Beech Centre 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 6 O C TOBER 7th Annual Maniac Fall Festival Run/Walk Newcastle Community Centre 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 9 O C TOBER Knitting Fundamentals Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville Branch 7:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.

Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House Seventh-day Adventist Church 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

28 O C TO B E R All Day Event First Frost at the Brim (Annual Open House) Brimacombe

17 OCTOBER FREE Diabetes Support Groups Clarington Central Secondary School 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

30 O C TO B E R COAA Halloween Lunch Clarington Beech Centre 12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m

18 OCTOBER Readers’ Circle Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville Branch 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 19 OCTOBER COAA Social Dance with Clarington Beech Nuts Clarington Beech Centre 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 20 OCTOBER Art Connects - Juried Art Show Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. COAA Dinner Theatre Clarington Beech Centre 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Knitting Fundamentals Clarington Public Library 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 4 NOV E M B E R Annual Ski & Board Swap Ontario Motor Sales 140 Bond Street West Oshawa 9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. New Bowmanville Dollhouse & Miniature Sale Garnet B. Rickard Recreation complex 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 6 NOV E M B E R COAA Remembrance Day Luncheon Clarington Beech Centre 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House Bowmanville Seventh-day Adventist Church 7:15 p.m - 9:30 p.m.

23 OCTOBER Knitting Fundamentals Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville Branch 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

1 3 O C TOBER 26th Annual Model Railroad Show Bowmanville High School 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House Seventh-day Adventist Church 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House Seventh-day Adventist Church 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Ready to Read: Sensory Storytime Clarington Public Library, Newcastle Branch 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

24 OCTOBER Blood Donor Clinic Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex 1:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m

1 4 O C TOBER 26th Annual Model Railroad Show Bowmanville High School 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

26 OCTOBER Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Hallowe’en Howl 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

10 N OV E M B E R Ready to Read: Sensory Storytime Clarington Public Library, Newcastle Branch 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Taking Steps against Breast Cancer walk Heydonshore Pavillion in Whitby 12:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

Hallowe’en Howl Ganaraska Forest Centre 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

1 6 O C TOBER Knitting Fundamentals Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville Branch 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


27 OCTOBER Brimacombe Job Fair Brimacombe 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Knitting Fundamentals Clarington Public Library 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

COAA Euchre Extravaganza Clarington Beech Centre 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 13 N OV E M B E R Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House Seventh-day Adventist Church 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 15 N OV E M B E R Readers’ Circle Clarington Public Library, Bowmanville 7:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.

1 6 N OV E M B E R 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Christmas in the Village COAA Social Dance with Clarington Beech Nuts 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 1 7 N OV E M B E R Christmas in the Village 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Bowmanville Santa Clause Parade 9:30 a.m-11:30am 1 8 N OV E M B E R 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Christmas in the Village Newcastle Santa Claus Parade 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 2 0 N OV E M B E R Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 2 1 N OV E M B E R FREE Diabetes Support Groups Clarington Central sSecondary School 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 2 3 N OV E M B E R Christmas In Clarington Country The Spruce tree 4720 Old Scugog Road 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2 7 N OV E M B E R Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 2 8 N OV E M B E R Blood Donor Clinic Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex 1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. COAA Smile Theatre “Fireside Songs” Clarington Beech Centre 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 2 DECEMBER St. Joseph’s Christmas Concert 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 4 DECEMBER COAA Program Pageant & Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

6 DECEMBER COAA Showcase of the Arts Clarington Beech Centre 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7 DECEMBER Christmas Moonlight Madness & Tress Lighting Ceremony 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. 8 DECEMBER Ready to Read: Sensory Storytime 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Clarington Public Library, Newcastle Branch COAA Christmas Dinner and Dance 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 11 DECEMBER, 2012 Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 13 DECEMBER Clarington Concert Band Christmas Concert 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 14 DECEMBER 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Timeless Essentials Last Weekend to shop Village of Enniskillen Regional Rd #3 18 DECEMBER Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 19 DECEMBER FREE Diabetes Support Groups 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 21 DECEMBER COAA Social Dance with Clarington Beech Nuts 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 31 DECEMBER COAA New Year’s Eve Dance 8:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. 1 J A N UA RY Bowmanville Toastmasters Open House 7:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

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s we approach the end of 2012, I have noticed a steady increase in the concern of hearing loss and how it affects our daily lives. So my question to the public who are concerned about hearing loss is: are people becoming more aware of hearing loss because of the fact that they cannot hear as well as they used to? Or, is it that people are becoming more educated in the subject and issues surrounding hearing loss and are interested in preventative measures? Let’s look into some vital signs of a hearing loss and what to expect with a hearing impairment. But before we get into the subject of signs of hearing loss, let’s first examine some interesting facts on hearing loss.

• Statistics show that 1 out of every 10 people suffer from a hearing loss • By age 50, approximately 1 in 8 people have a hearing loss • By the age of 75, it is estimated that at least 50% of people experience some sort of difficulty. So, what causes a hearing loss? And what are some signs of a hearing impairment? A hearing impairment can be caused by many common factors such as: a medical impairment (presbycusis, meniere’s, head injury, etc), medications (ototoxic drugs), and loud noise exposure (rock concerts, factory). A hearing loss can be immediate in many instances (head trauma); however, it is usually


cumulative from noise exposure. Repeated exposure to noise has caused millions of Canadians to lose part or all of their hearing and can contribute to approximately 1/3 of hearing loss cases. Such environmentally produced hearing loss has no medical or surgical treatment except for cochlear implants for the severely or profoundly impaired. However, hearing aids and other assistive listening devices can be very helpful. Once the nerve receptors located within the inner ear are damaged, hearing loss transpires and is irreversible. A person who has developed a hearing loss, typically notices more difficulty with the higher pitched sounds such as, sh, th and s. There may be more difficulty hearing female voices or carrying on a conversation while in background noise. So, ask yourselves the following:

• Do you often ask people to repeat what they’ve said? • Do you often respond out of context? • Do you find that you cannot hear well with surrounding noise? • Do people tell you that the television or radio is too loud? • Do you have difficulty over the telephone? • Do you have difficulty understanding people when they do not face you?


If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you may have a hearing loss, and even a mild hearing loss causes communication breakdown, making conversation difficult to follow. Consequently, if you think that you may have developed sign of a hearing loss; your next step is to visit a Hearing Health Care Professional to have a hearing test to determine a baseline of your hearing ability. You may also find that improving on your communication strategies and simply informing others that you do have difficulty hearing, will supplementary develop your ability to follow conversation. Furthermore, remember that you are not alone: millions of Canadians of all ages are struggling with hearing loss. So act now, speak to your local Hearing Health Care Professional to inquire what can be done for you.




t wasn’t a far drive to experience the long trip back in history. Standing amongst the overgrown grass and weeds, you can see the first of the many buildings still standing. Images start to form of what it was like. We park on the side of the road, grab the equipment and ventured in. My photographer Katelyn and I walked through the foot path to the first open area of the camp. I immediately got chills as my mind’s eye began to picture what it must have been like as a POW camp so many years ago. You can almost hear the echo of voices, the guards and prisoner’s daily conversations, and the Battle of Bowmanville. In 1941 Camp 30 was the only known camp to house the Third Reich’s highest ranking German Officers. Although they were prisoners, it was almost incomprehensible how they ended up here in Bowmanville from Britain. We continued our exploration of the grounds and came upon the building the housed the large kitchen facilities. Looking past all the vandalism provides an image of quiet thought amongst the pealing paint, broken glass and graffiti. To walk the floors these prisoners did, and look at what they did, provided a connection to the valuable history we have so close to us. It was sad to see the destruction. This history should have been preserved. Knowing what our own War Veterans experienced while in POW camps, made Camp 30 look like a holiday. The POW’s were permitted to garden, start a newspaper, socialize and even go for a swim on occasion in near by Lake Ontario. Camp 30 was built in 1925 on donated land from a local resident Mr. Jury, as a boy’s school. The camp was built on 40 hectares of land, and housed 18 buildings for different purposes. World War II evolved the necessity of a POW camp therefore the boy’s school was easily converted into the camp. Britain had captured these German Officers, and realized the best position to hold them


was far from the fighting so they were transported to Camp 30. Among one of the prisoners was a top ranking U-Boat commander Otto Kretschmer. There was an elaborate plan ordered by a German commander to help Otto Krestschmer escape, and the officers had eight months to accomplish this. There would be a U-Boat waiting in New Brunswick at Maisonnette Point on September 27, 1943. And so it began: in the summer of 1943 men worked around the clock tunneling fifteen feet beneath the building. The tunnel extended three hundred feet under Lambs Road and into a corn field. All was going well and they were actually ahead of schedule by a couple of weeks. They used tin cans to dig, putting the soil into bags and passing them back in a line of men right up to the attic. The only problem with this plan is no one thought to spread the dirt around the attic, rather than piling it in the same area causing the ceiling to cave in. That is when all hell broke loose, better known as the Battle of Bowmanville.

BATTLE OF BOWMANVILLE 10-12 OCTOBER 1942 Lieutenant Colonel James Mason Taylor, Commandant of Camp 30 Bowmanville requested that General Major Georg Friemel, the spokesman for the German POWs, have a group of prisoners volunteer to be shackled at about 12:30 PM on 10 October 1943. Friemel’s response was that none of the prisoners would volunteer. The senior German Army officer Generalleutnant Hans von Ravenstein, senior Luftwaffe officer Oberstleutnant Hans Hefele and senior naval officer Korvettenkapitän z.S. Otto Kretschmer were also requested to supply volunteers to be shackled – they declined. Later that day the German prisoners did not


show for roll call. Taylor called for reinforcements from Barriefield and Kingston, which are about 170 kilometers from Bowmanville. The guards at Bowmanville were reactivated WWI veterans called the Veterans Guard of Canada who were too old to fight in battle. They were men who were in their fifties and sixties and not physically capable of taking on the young men who outnumbered them. Although the guards had come to know the prisoners personally and were at ease with them,

Generalleutnant von Ravenstein at Camp 30.

the prisoners now observed that there was an uneasiness about the guards as they no longer carried their weapons casually. Lieutenant Colonel Taylor called in his officers and told them that 100 German officers were to be shackled – to use force if necessary. In a brick building that housed a large kitchen Kretschmer set up his resistance headquarters. About 150 officers and petty officers armed with sticks, iron bars, table legs, ketchup bottles, china and stones barricaded themselves inside the brick building. They were prepared for a long siege. In the other buildings similar

did not have any live ammunition. A pitched battle ensued at the doors and windows with the Canadian guards withdrawing, unable to penetrate the fortifications. The Germans had barricaded the doors and windows with mattresses and cardboard. The guards rushed one of the other buildings and were again beaten off. A third attack against the wooden barracks met with equal resistance. The battle went on for more than an hour. The guards brought axes attempting to chop their way through the fortified doors. In a counter attack the POW’s exited the buildings and attacked the flanks of the guards with sticks and steel bars. Both sides suffered injuries consisting of broken bones, cracked heads and bloody noses. After a short rest the guards regrouped, attacking with highpressure fire hoses. Water shot through the Generalleutnant Schmitt at Camp 30. windows thoroughly dousing the prisoners. preparations were being made. Kapitänleutnant The guards gained a foothold, as the POW’s Horst Elfe, commander U-93, recalls, “We had no defense against the high-pressure water were determined, but a little stream. The prisoners fought frightened too. We thought back until 6:00 PM. Exhaust“So we were the Canadians would come in ed, they finally surrendered. with machine guns and tear The Germans who were shattered when we gas and grenades, because that barricaded in the basement looked from our is what would have happened of House 5 were forced to in Europe. So we were shatwindows and saw the leave when the basement was tered when we looked from flooded with the water from Canadians marching our windows and saw the the fire hoses. As they exited Canadians marching in with Lieutenant G.E. Brent struck in with no guns, no no guns, no gas just baseball each POW on the head or bats over their shoulders.” gas just baseball bats face with his cane. The prisOn Saturday 10 October a oners took no action as they over their shoulders.” contingent of guards armed were forced to run through a with rifles with fixed bayogauntlet of Canadian guards. nets rushed the kitchen. Prior However, they avowed to adto the charge the Canadian officers had made dress the insult at another time. a careful inspection to insure that the guards Again Generalmajor Friemel was requested PHOTO BY KATELYN FRANSSEN



Korvettenkapitan, Otto Kretschmer.

to hand over prisoners for shackling. He refused again. The hostilities ceased and by mutual agreement the prisoners returned to their barracks. The prisoners were assembled and Lieutenant Colonel Taylor informed them that he had sent for reinforcements, regular troops from a nearby army camp. At approximately 7:45 PM, three officers and 50 enlisted men arrived. Taylor addressed the Veterans Guard and the 53 regular army reinforcements. Then the combined force of about 150 men entered the confines of the camp at 9:20 PM. A second convoy under the command of Captain Stevens from the Ordinance Training School arrived at 10:10 PM. Taylor assumed command of the new group and they entered the camp with fixed bayonets. Nothing happened as the POWs remained in their barracks. Taylor reported that everything was calm at 1:00 AM Sunday 11 October. CONTINUES ON PAGE 14


The large contingent of regular army troops was not expected to arrive until the morning of Monday 12 October. At about 5:20 AM, during a transfer of POWs to the Dutch farm, it was determined that two officers were missing and an “escape plan” was put into effect at 6:40 AM. At about the same time a shot was heard. A guard had taken a shot at the two escaping prisoners who were quickly captured at 7:15 AM. During the early morning roll call Kretschmer advised the guards that it would be unwise for Lieutenant Brent to enter the compound until the ill feelings of the POWs had subsided. The

by Kretschmer who had been talking with Luftwaffe pilots Oberleutnant Erwin Moll and Major A. von Casimir. As Brent turned aroundKretschmer immediately punched him in the face. At this moment the guard pushed Moll aside and said, “You can’t do that!” trying to help Brent. Moll slugged the guard on the neck to take him out of the action and was immediately concerned that he had severely hurt the elderly guard who was now unconscious. Kretschmer knocked Brent to the ground and beat him soundly in retribution for the previous day’s indignity. They then dragged Brent into House 4. Oberfähnrich z.S. Volkmar König,

German officers of the Third Reich, Camp 30, Bowmanville - 1942

POWs refused to turn out for the 7:30 AM roll call. Even though he had been warned, Brent entered the compound sometime before 9:00 AM and began walking around with an elderly guard who was well liked by the POW’s. The word spread quickly that Brent was in the camp. Brent and the guard walked around the corner of the House 4 to be confronted

who was the deck gun officer aboard U-99 with Kretschmer when it was sunk, observed Kretschmer rubbing his bruised knuckles as he entered and was ordered to tie up Brent. König tied Brent’s hands behind his back with strips of cloth. Brent was bleeding from the mouth and nose. In the mean time the elderly guard recovered from the punch on the neck and gave

March 28th, 2009, a sad day in Canadian history; this is all that is left of the Camp 30 ‘General’s Haus’ after some despicable person was through with it.

the alarm. Kretschmer decided to mockingly march Brent to the gate. In doing so a towerguard opened fire on the group and wounded König. When the rifle firing started Brent hit the dirt. The Germans jumped back inside the barracks leaving Brent behind as the rifle fire kicked up the dust and blew out fragments of masonry from the brick building. Once inside the barracks it was determined that König had received several wounds. They looked out the window just in time to see Brent making a dash for the gate. The remainder of the day was uneventful and König was sent to the hospital to have the masonry and bullet fragments removed and the bullet wound just above his left knee attended to. On Monday morning, 12 October the regular army troops from Barriefield and Kingston arrived at 5:20 AM under the command of Major D.F. Adams. The young troops who had been undergoing commando training were eager for a little action. In battle dress that included WWI style broad rimmed-helmets, rifles with fixed-bayonets, clubs and fire hoses they stormed the barracks. Armed with fire axes, stones and hockey sticks Kretschmer and his PHOTO BY KATELYN FRANSSEN



crew, with pillows lashed to their heads, waited for the coming battle. The battle raged with the Germans’ first line of defense purposely giving way, retreating to the barracks. The Canadians surged forward only to find themselves being attacked by prisoners hurling bricks from the roof of the barracks, forcing the Canadians to withdraw. With 400 troops the Canadians charged the barracks again caving in the doors and windows. The battle continued all afternoon with an ebb and flow. The battle took on the proportions of a medieval siege with the Canadian troops climbing ladders to reach the roofs of the barracks and the Germans repelling the invaders. Fortunately the Canadians had removed their bayonets and decided to physically subdue the Germans. The battle was over by early evening. It was a procession of sorry looking Canadian infantrymen and German officers that lined up for medical treatment at the first aid stations. Luftwaffe officer Oberleutnant von Troha lost an eye and another officer was severely bayoneted. That night, 100 German officers were marched to the farmhouse in handcuffs. During the action, some of the Canadian soldiers helped themselves to some souvenirs, which included personal belongings and German military medals. Sergeant Don Kemp, camp guard, who generally resented the German POWs claimed, “It was my best time in the Army.” It provided him with an opportunity to vent his frustrations on the prisoners without consequences. The tower guard, Corporal J.E. Morrison, after being charged with the shooting of König, was given a hearing. In a thinly veiled charade of disciplinary


action, he was given 14 days detention that was served during a 14-day leave. On 9 November Major A. von Casimir was mistakenly charged with the assault of Lieutenant G.E. Brent. It seems that Brent never saw who hit him. Generalmajor Georg Friemel was very upset with the way the battle ended. In a letter to the Swiss Consul General’s, he filed a protest about the treatment of his men by the guards after their surrender. “I must confirm that only after the resistance ended not less than 107 Prisoners of War (Officers and men), while a great part put up their hands, were beaten with sticks and rifles or were injured with bayonets.” On 20 October Lieutenant-Colonel James Mason Taylor made a reply to Friemel’s protests in what could be best described as a non-answerreply, which never addressed the issue. He

made the vague statement, “There was considerable confusion and excitement.” A Time Magazine article of 26 October 1942 reported, “The guards let go a couple of tentative machine-gun blasts and the prisoners ducked back.” And, “After 35 minutes of highpressure water and tear gas, the Nazis marched out smartly in military fashion.” The Toronto Daily Star on 24 October followed with, “‘Misleading and damaging inaccuracies’ in a report published by Time magazine.” Time followed up with a statement, “Time’s brief story on the battle of Bowmanville was based on a long report from a Canadian correspondent whose reporting for us has never before been questioned.” The Canadian government sent an official protest to the United States government, when the 26 October 1942 Time magazine article was published, objecting to the statement that machine guns and tear gas were used against the German prisoners. The Canadians feared reprisals from the Germans. When the war ended in 1945 it was returned to its previous use as a training school for boys and it stayed open for that purpose until it closed in 1979. It changed hands a couple of times for schools most recently an Islamic school. In 2009 there as a devastating fire that destroyed the administration building leaving nothing but a shell or its former glory Recently it was purchased by Kaitlin Group that is planning a development there with a preservation of land to maintain the history of the location. REFERENCES: Carter, David J.; Behind Canadian Barbed Wire Hoffman, Daniel; Camp 30 “Ehrenwort” A German Prisoner of War Camp in Bowmanville 1941-1945 König, Volkmar; “Battle of Bowmanville”; Personal Account Melady, John; “Escape From Canada!” Public Record Office, England; HS 6/304 Robertson, Terrance; Night Raider of the Atlantic Ryder, Rowland; “Ravenstein Portrait of a German General” The Camp 30 War Diary; Reference RG 24 Volume 1593 Public Archives of Canada. Wood, Mary and Alan; “Islands in Danger” With permission

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‘refurb’ project is going to bring to Clarington. And I haven’t even gotten to the exciting part yet. In order to make sure that the folks rebuilding the reactors get

ave you noticed the Ontario Power Generation building that’s going up on the south side of the 401 just east of Courtice Rd? It might be one of the most exciting opportunities that Clarington will ever see, but no one is really talking about it. If you didn’t know, that OPG building will be the new training facility for the nuclear refurbishment project that is taking place at Darlington Nuclear. Essentially, each reactor will be torn down, inspected, rebuilt and then put back on line to generate power for another 30 years or so. While it sounds simple enough, the task at hand is massive, expensive and OPG is determined to get the job done on time and on budget. The total cost to refurbish the four reactors is expected to be in the range of $8 - $12 billion dollars, will take about ten years to complete and will create thousands of jobs. As you can imagine, I’m really, really enthusiastic about the spin-offs and economic benefits that the

When you think about it, it’s a brilliant idea and we’ll have that brilliant and globally unique training facility right here in Clarington. it right, OPG is creating a full scale mock-up of a CANDU reactor, an exact replica in every way to the real ones in the Darlington station. People will be able to learn and train on the model without taking the risk of making mistakes that end in financial or health disasters. When you think about it, it’s a brilliant idea and we’ll have that brilliant and globally unique training facility right here in Clarington. A facility whose purpose is to allow

CANDU owners to safely and efficiently refurbish their power plants. There are today about 25 CANDU and CANDU derived reactors currently operating outside of Canada. After about 30 years of operation (mid-life for a CANDU reactor), the owners generally have little option other than to refurbish them. Financially, it makes no sense to decommission the plants but for safety and efficiency reasons, the work has to be undertaken. It’s basically non-discretionary spending. If we do some rough math and make some broad assumptions, we can figure that over the next two decades, twenty reactors will need refurb work at a cost of $2 to $3 billion each. That’s a $40 to $60 billion business opportunity. It’s huge and the training facility means a lot of that spending can happen right here. I’m really happy about the nuclear refurbishment program that’s moving ahead at Darlington. I’m even more excited about

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f you have been wearing the same dental prosthesis for more than five years without having it checked by your denturist, you are running unnecessary risks. Too many people believe that dentures are good for 20 years. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The removable prosthesis is made of a hard, rigid material. Your face, mouth and jaw, on the other hand, change over the years. Because it cannot adapt to these changes and because artificial teeth wear down with time, a prosthesis cannot do its job effectively for more than about five years. This reality can have devastating consequences that are often invisible and imperceptible to the wearer of a worn-out denture. Here is a short list of the most harmful possible effects suffered by wearers of prosthesis more than five years old. DENTURES THAT ARE TOO OLD CAN MAKE YOU LOOK OLDER THAN YOU ARE Dentures grow old faster than you do. When you don’t have teeth, your gums have shrunk and your denture has pulled back onto your mouth. This lack of support for your denture can cause extra wrinkles around your mouth, and can make your face look “sunken.”

DENTURES THAT ARE TOO OLD CAN CAUSE OR AGGRAVATE HEALTH PROBLEMS If your dentures feel loose, click, slip or cause chewing problems they can aggravate other health problems. These known problems associated with poorly fitted denture include chronic bad breath, sore spots, jaw pain, speech difficulties and a host of dietary problems. This is only a partial list. Very few people maintain their prosthesis properly. Some even neglect to remove it for the night. IMPLANTS Fortunately, advancements in oral implantology are to the point that it can very satisfactorily remedy the major problems that results from loose dentures. An implant is an abutment (support) made of titanium, which has the property of the adhering permanently to bony tissue. The insertion of the oral implants is usually performed under local anesthetic by a dental surgeon. Although the thought of having dental surgery is not a pleasant one, the procedure is relatively painless. The investment in your quality of life is tax deductible, and therefore more affordable that it might seem at first glance.

DENTURES THAT ARE TOO OLD CAN ACTUALLY CHANGE WHO YOU REALLY ARE They can keep you from laughing, or smiling. Maybe, you put your hand in front of your mouth because you are afraid your dentures have slipped. There is no reason that you should feel awkward in a social situation, don’t let you denture prevent you from enjoying everything you would like to.



Speak with Steve Bruno to find out if implants are for you. Your case will be carefully evaluated with the rest of the dental care team to assure that your implant supported denture will give you years of comfort and confidence. Dentsply Canada Denturist Association of Ontario



Katelyn Franssen PHOTOGRAPHY M

y name is Katelyn Franssen, a photographer graduated from a two year course in Digital Photography at Fanshawe College. Photography had always been an interest of mine since I was young, looking at photos and even taking photos on something as simple as a disposable film camera. My passion really took off when I bought my first digital SLR camera and realized photography was a career I would love to pursue. Through out my two years at Fanshawe I discovered I enjoy shooting just about everything from weddings, portraits, and commercial to nature. I am now currently going to school for Graphic Design at Durham College. One day I hope to open my own photography studio.




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The Business Improvement Area (BIA) promotes the business in the downtown core with a variety of special events throughout the year, including Maple Fest and All That Jazz (May); Fabulous Fifties Sidewalk Sale (June); Midnight Madness (August); Apple Festival (October) and Moonlight Madness (December). These popular events have gone beyond their original purpose of promoting local shopping- they are now part of the culture of Bowmanville itself. The Bowmanville Business Centre (BIA) is a non-profit organization consisting of merchants and businesses operating within the core of downtown Bowmanville. Commonly known as the BIA (Business Improvement Area), it was formed in 1977 with the mandate to promote, enhance and beautify our downtown. Besides our web site, we also publish the Bowmanville Downtowner (our tri-annual newsletter sent to every home in Clarington). You can also find us on facebook.


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he Bowmanville Rotary Club was chartered in 1924 and has been serving the community ever since. Our motto is SERVICE ABOVE SELF and our objective is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. The structure of our Club is based on Four Avenues of Service: • Club Service • Vocational Service • Community Service • International Service We have three major yearly fundraisers which raise approx. $130,000 annually. • Xmas trees • Charity Auction Dinner • Ribfest


This allows us to do work in the local community and provide the following which the community can enjoy. • Rotary Park • Rotary Butterfly Garden • Rotary Centennial Garden at the Bowmanville Visual Arts Centre. As proud supporters of all things community we continue to provide annually, local Secondary School Bursaries and programs for children with special needs. In recent years we have funded in excess of 60 initiatives inclusive of First Nations. With Rotary being global in scope, located in 200 plus countries, we do international work to eradicate polio in third world countries, provided Shelter Boxes to those


that needed assistance in Haiti and the never ending quest for clean drinking water in impoverished countries just to mention a few. The Bowmanville Rotary Club is proud to help where we can.



he first priority addressed in The Co-operators corporate strategy is “the client experience”. It reads as follows: 1. Create a superior client experience by proactively addressing service opportunities that matter most to our clients. 2. Achieve recognition as a leader in providing a superior client experience in financial services. As the owner and operator of The Co-operators agency in Bowmanville, the client experience is my number one priority. My entire team is dedicated to providing the best possible client experience possible. With this priority in mind, we decided a move was in order. I have been a part of the Bowmanville business community now for over 17 years. My husband Fred Hyland and I have lived in the community for over 21 years. We love it here. Fred has been a Firefighter for the Town of Pickering for over 25 years. It seemed fitting


that we should dig our roots in even deeper. In July 2012, we purchased a beautiful building at 120 Queen St and it is now the new home of a Co-operators agency in Bowmanville. My team and I are thrilled with our new home. For us, the client experience means educating our clients on their insurance and financial needs and providing the best and most suitable products and services to fit those needs. It also means bringing back that small hometown feel. That personal, relaxed and friendly atmosphere we all look for and appreciate in a small, historic community. We strive to create a combination of professionalism, experience and training without losing the reason we love to live and work here. My hope is that our clients will appreciate and enjoy our new home and everything that comes with it (including ample parking). Finally, what brings it all together so beautifully is my team. In my career, I have not worked with a more committed, dedicated and professional group of people; Connie


Bradley, Nancy Gibbons, Linda Taylor and Michelle Winner, are a highly educated, trained and experienced team. In addition, Nancy owns a farm, Linda’s kids go to school with our client’s kids, Connie’s husband works at Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Michelle was a Personal Support Worker (PSW) in the community. We look forward to many, many more years of service in our community. We encourage you to visit us and experience professional advice with that old home town feel. Join us for our grand re-opening celebration on Wednesday, October 17th with Mayor Adrian Foster performing the ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.

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