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Vol 22 No 3

Linking Island Communities Together With Community Powered Stories and Events

Celebrating Frosty Fun Kensington

February 5, 2014

PCH Foundation Exceeds 2013 Campaign Goal

Winter Carnival

February 12-16

Come join family and friends for fun activities and food... hotdogs, hot chocolate, skating, pancake breakfast, music, sleigh rides, games, contests, Igloo building and much more... see more Winter Carnival activities p. 12-18

Kensington is 100 years old in 2014... come help us say Happy Birthday!

(outdoor events weather permitting)

Medical Radiation Technologists Colleen Nicholson, left, and Lisa McCardle review a digital X-Ray on the newly converted portable X-Ray Machine.

The year 2013 offered some of the greatest challenges and greatest successes since the Prince County Hospital Foundation opened its doors in 1993. The Foundation’s 20th year brought with it their largest single year campaign goal of $1,308,345. “We are incredibly pleased to say that we surpassed our goal in 2013,” says Heather Matheson, Managing Director at the PCH Foundation. “We are truly amazed by the continued generosity of our caring communities.”

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Gearing Up For Prince Edward Island ADL StarSkate Championships The 2014 ADL Junior StarSkate, sponsored by ADL, hosted by Kensington and Area Figure Skating Club and, sanctioned by Skate Canada PEI is scheduled for Saturday February 22, 2014 at Community Gardens Arena, 25 Garden Drive with storm day Sunday, February 23, 2014. This exciting competition gives skaters the opportunity to compete with skaters from other clubs in skills they have learned and practised and to help measure and reward skaters on their progress, and to classify them in further competitions. photo L-R: Holding Banner Avery Arsenault, Emma Gillis, Marilyn Sheen, Abby Christopher, Joyce Arsenault & Rosalie Profitt-Co-Chairs of event, Rodney Mann-ADL Sponsor Representative, Hillary MacLean and Lindsay Ramsay.


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KENSINGTON COMMEMORATIVE CANCELLATION STAMP UNVEILED

King George Place 61 Broadway Street Kensington, Prince Edward Island Published twice monthly by MJS Marketing and Promotions. The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright. To make use of any of the material, you must first obtain permission from the publisher. Publisher: Michael J. Smith Editor: Isabel Smith Feature Article(s): Andy Walker Mailing address: PO Box 601, Kensington, PE, C0B 1M0 Tel: 902 836-3196 Fax: 902 836-4889 E-mail: thecourier@eastlink.ca We Welcome Your Letters: The County Line Courier welcomes letters on topics of interest to our readers. Publishing of any letter is at the discretion of the editor. Any submitted articles, letters or features, may be edited for length, clarity, grammar and content. All letters must be signed with the writer’s name and telephone number for verification purposes. Unsigned or anonymous letters will not be considered for publication. Short letters have more impact. Opinions expressed are those of the people who submit them and not necessarily those of The County Line Courier.

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Next edition February 19, 2014 (deadline for submissions for this issue is February 12)

NEW LONDON Community Complex January Draw Winners

Kensington, PE (February 3, 2014) – A new commemorative cancellation stamp marking the 100th anniversary of the Town of Kensington’s incorporation was unveiled at this year’s Mayor’s Levee. Kensington’s 2014 Centennial Celebrations Committee made application to Canada Post in 2013 for the commemorative cancellation stamp. It was used for the first time at the Levee. 2014

Committee member and Canada Post employee, Elaine Chessman, used the stamp to cancel the postage on a letter written to a future Kensington Mayor, by current Mayor, Gordon Coffin. The letter is slated to be placed in a time capsule later this year as a part of the celebrations. “Kensington is justly proud of its 100 years of incorporation.” says Mayor Coffin. “The town cont’d on p. 6

February 5, 2014

Family Violence Prevention Week February 9-15

Neighbours, Friends and Family: Risk Factors, Warning Signs and What to Do Planning is underway Island-wide to promote family violence prevention and healthy relationships in PEI schools and communities. Activities include community walks, a youth storyboard contest, an Interfaith Service, Wear Purple Day and distribution of newly updated resources. For resources and event details, visit www.stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca or contact the provincial Family Violence Prevention Coordinator at 368-6712. Much activity is underway to promote family violence prevention and healthy relationships in PEI schools, and across communities and municipalities. With the assistance of community partners, the Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention has developed newly updated resources for the campaign: •Family Violence Resource Guide 2014 •Family Violence Statistics PEI update •Youth Storyboard Contest 2014 •Peace Begins at Home: Family Violence Prevention Week Activities for Children, Students and Families (flyer) •Neighbours, Friends and Families: You Can Help Prevention and Re-

spond to Abuse in Your Community (brochure) Show your support! Islanders are invited to participate in events across the province in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Week. In Charlottetown, the Annual Walk in Silence for Victims of Family Violence begins at noon on Wednesday, February 12, from Province House. February 12 is also Wear Purple Day across the province to show support for family violence victims. For resources and event details, visit www. stopfamilyviolence.pe.ca or contact the provincial Family Violence Prevention Coordinator at 3686712.

Thank You

Peter McCarville and Leonard Russell.

$1000 Dollar Winner Dolly Andrews, Kensington $100 Dollar Winners •Logan, Colby & Devon Graham New London •Garth & Mary Smith, and Linda MacDonald, Granville •Gordie MacKay, Blue Shank Road •Cindy & Ed Doucette, Kensington •Joanne Parnham, Summerside The draw made by Leonard Russell.

I would like to send out a huge thank you to all those involved with my benefit on Jan 25, 2014. To my sister Ruby Burt and friends Wanda Profit, Lianne Wadden, Tracy MacLellan, Leila Thompson and Helga ReischMcNeil for organizing, and all the volunteers especially, Janice MacKenzie, for that night you all did a super job. Allison Smith for doing a fantastic job as the auctioneer. Marla Hunter, Noelle Cole, Sandra Stavert and the rest of the Malpeque Bay Credit Union for all their help. The Kensington Legion and staff, DJ John Stewart for a fantastic night of music and dancing, and to everyone who donated and bought items or donated to the cause. The Staff from Dr. Reisch, Dr. MacNearney and Dr. MacKean’s offices as well as all the Staff at Harbourside Health Centre. Finally to my Children, Maxwell and Michaela Harris, for all your love and support you both mean everything to me. Without you all this night would not have been possible, so a Big Thank You to you all. A very special thank you to my parents, Rita and Ted Gallant, and all of my family for all their love and support over the last few months and especially to my Mom a very big thank you for taking such great care of me when I need it and for the many, many drives to all my hospital/doctor appointments etc. Although, thank you does not seem to be enough for everything my family, friends and co-workers have done for me these past few months while I work my way through this BUMP IN THE ROAD, God has challenged me with. It is about the only words I can say while being so humbled and overwhelmed by everyone’s support. Your visits, cards, texts, prayers etc, have helped me each day, knowing I have everyone behind me and helping me get through this even if you don’t realize it, I DO. So again I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support, generosity and love. Thank you and God Bless to you all! June Adams


February 5, 2014

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Amalgamation Becoming HotTopic Again by Andy Walker Editor, Island Farmer/Freelance journalist President, Canadian Association of Journalist, PEI Vice president, Atlantic Farm Writers Association

Municipal amalgamation and annexation is now working its way back on to the agenda in Canada’s smallest province. It was a hot button issue in the mid-1990’s, when the Catherine Callbeck government forced amalgamation on communities in the greater Charlottetown and Summerside areas. The capital city doubled in population by taking in its immediate neighbours. It was the same situation in Summerside, which obtained city status after taking in Wilmot, St Eleanors and part of Sherbrooke. The move also saw the creation of the Towns of Stratford and Cornwall. However, the idea of a forced marriage did cost the government of the day political capital. While the Liberal government lost the 1997 election (the amalgamations occurred in 1995), the 7.5 per cent rollback of public sector wages probably played a bigger role than amalgamation. The PEI Federation of

Municipalities has long been on record as advocating all unincorporated areas in the province should be part of a municipality. In his report on Land Use and Local Governance, retired judge Ralph Thompson recommended unincorporated areas be declared special planning areas where development would be subject to restrictions. Last year, there was a proposal to make virtually all of the unincorporated area between Alberton and O’Leary in West Prince into a town. However, residents voted down the proposal, fearing it would lead to a dramatic increase in municipal taxes. The Communities of Bedeque and Central Bedeque are now in the progress of amalgamation. There is also a move afoot by some communities to switch from “community” to “town” status. North Rustico has already completed the move and O’Leary is now in the process. The latest development

is in Montague. Currently, is the fifth largest municipality on PEI with a population of just under 2000 people. It is now studying the possibility of taking in over 40,000 acres of unincorporated area its fire department now services. However, it is not proposing to touch its three closest neighbours – Brudenell, Valleyfield and Lower Montague, which are all incorporated. The debate around the proposal is likely to be heated. If history is any guide, Islanders who live in unincorporated areas don’t like being taken over and they especially

don’t like the higher taxes that come with being part of a community or town. It is a situation Kensington has faced several times. Efforts have been made in the past to explain the boundaries, and each time they faced a challenge from the potential new residents. That led the provincial government, which must approve any annexation, to back down and Kensington remains a landlocked community. While residents of the surrounding area may not want help paying the cost of municipality services, they tend to have no problem availing themselves of those services. It has to be pointed out those living outside a municipality are a key

element in its economic and social survival. In the case of Kensington, for example, it has long been a service centre to the surrounding farming and fishing areas. However, providing the level of municipal services expected in the 21st century is expensive. Population growth is now stagnant in most areas of the province and many municipalities are facing a shrinking tax base as residents head west in search of greener pastures. Since that trend shows no signs of slowing down, expect municipalities to continue to seek a bigger

Page 3 tax base through amalgamation. So far, the Robert Ghiz government has said little on the issue but that could change if a number of towns and communities follow Montague’s lead and start looking at increasing their boundaries. In Montague’s case, it could double its population and tax base overnight. However, there is also a downside for a municipality. Those new residents are going to want the same level of service when it comes to services like water and sewer, recreation and police—especially if they are being taxed at the same level.


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Kensington Heritage Library 6 Commercial Street

836-3721

Tues. 9:30am to 12:30pm 1:00pm to 3:00pm Wed. 12 noon to 5:00pm Email: kensington@gov.pe.ca Thurs. 2pm to 7pm www.library.pe.ca Sat. 9:30-12:30pm Sat. 9:30-12:30pm to 1-3pm Happy February!! Only 43 days (or so) until SPRING!! Our National Pie Day celebration was a lot of fun! We had lovely apple and strawberry rhubarb pies generously donated by Mary’s Bake shop. Other contributions included schnitz pie, sugar pie, pear maple, flapper pie and coconut cream! Approximately 30 people were treated to a piece (or pieces) of pie! Many thanks to Joan Zinn, Susan Harris and Janice Mulligan for their contributions. One young patron suggested that we should find out when National Cake Day happens and do that too!! :) Winter Carnival Colouring Contest!! We are thrilled to be a part of the Kensington

Each entry will be awarded a small prize but one winner from each of the following categories will win a book/prize: •Preschool •5-7 years •8-10 years •11+ We look forward to covering the walls with your entries!! Sat. February 8th 1:30 ~ Valentine Stories and crafts! Ages 6-12 (preschoolers are welcome also, but help from parents is appreciated)

Shelley Tamtom Library Technician

Winter Carnival by hosting a colouring contest! Pop by the library to pick up a sheet, add some creative colour and return to the library by Saturday February 15th.

Winter Carnival Heritage Library Coloring Contest

Sat. February 15th 1:30 ~ Flag Day! Create a personal flag, learn about the Canadian Flag! Ages 6+ Wed. February 19th 1:30pm ~ Board Games for Grown-ups Thurs. February 27th 2:30pm ~ Knit & Stitch - Bring your knitting, cross-stitch, quilting etc.. Share tips, tricks, patterns and chat!

February 5, 2014

Commemorative Kensington Murals To Be Unveiled in May

The Town of Kensington, through its 2014 Planning Committee has commissioned three murals to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town. Two of the murals have been conceptually planned by the Committee; the third mural has been left to the interpretation of the creator of the murals, local Kensington artist, Anne Gallant. The project was one of the ideas brainstormed by the 2014 Planning Committee in 2012. The Committee applied to Heritage Canada’s Community Anniversary fund for financial assistance on the project, and subsequently received approval shortly thereafter. The Committee issued a Request for Expression of Interest for the Provision of a Centennial Mural to artists in the area. The project was awarded to Anne in December of 2013. The Committee is very excited to have her on board.

About the Artist Anne grew up on a farm in PEI, and attended Evangeline High School. She has studied Arts History at Mount Allison University in Sackville NB, Graphic Design at George Brown College of Art in Toronto, and studied watercolour and oil painting at Buckhorn Gallery in Ontario. She is fluent in English and French, and speaks Spanish and Haitian Creole after five years working in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. She was the subject of a 1998 CBC documentary on her Petroglyph artwork and a Featured Artist on a CBC radio program in 2004. She has had several solo exhibits in the Maritimes, including “Ancient Connections”, “Echoes” and “Journey to Ancient Africa”. Anne opened an art gallery in Kensington in 2007, and paints original paintings, cards and calendars. She offers art classes year round, across PEI, for all levels. About the Murals There will be three 4 x 4 murals that will transform old black and white photos with full color, to bring the history of Kensington alive. The first mural will feature the Kensington Train Station, with the focal point being the activity surrounding the station. Mural Two will depict a streetscape of Kensington, to portray business and commerce and more generally the way of life the year the town was incorporated. The third mural has been left to the interpretation of the artist. The

2014 Planning Committee decided to leave the concept of the last mural to the artist, and let her express what 2014 means to her. When the murals are unveiled in May 2014, the third mural will be a surprise to everyone but the artist. Watch the Progress If you stroll down Broadway Street in Kensington in the next few months, stop at 59 Broadway to take a look at the progress - Anne welcomes the input and feedback of residents. Anne says, “What makes this project even more special is that I am painting their history and their input is crucial for me to be able to create a realistic picture of Kensington in 1914. I have a light that comes on from dusk until about ten or eleven o’clock at night, which will highlight the murals every evening. People are welcome to come in to see it up close and to give their comments.” The research and planning is being conducted this month, by talking to residents, consulting local publications, and gathering old photos. By mid-February, the planning and sketching should be complete, and then the painting will start and continue until April. The Murals will be unveiled after the Old Time Parade on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The final location of the murals will be determined as the project progresses. Stay tuned for more information on the unveiling in May 2014, or stop by the studio at 59 Broadway Street in Kensington to watch the progress.


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Waxwings Visit Augustine Cove ADL Supports Hospital Campaign The following is an email from Chris and Terry Newton of Augustine Cove: “I had about 12 Cedar waxwings in my garden in Augustine Cove. Around 4 pm they were sitting in the top of the horse chestnut tree.

Do you know if there is a bird watching group in my area? I would like to join a birding group or a nature group. I moved to the Island about a year ago.”

Recently, Amalgamated Dairies Limited board member Brian Parker, left, presented Mike James of the Prince County Hospital Foundation’s board of directors, with a gift of $9200. The funds will help to bring new and replacement medical equipment to the Prince County Hospital and the thousands of Islanders it serves. ADL has long been committed to helping the Prince County Hospital Foundation achieve its goals in providing medical equipment for the PCH.

Thank you for writing. The cedar waxwings are interesting in that I don’t recall ever hearing of anyone who saw a single cedar waxwing. They are great believers in hanging out together and a flock of them can make short work of a fruit–laden tree in winter. The PEI Field Checklist of Birds lists them as Irregular to Uncommon here in winter, but Fairly Common in spring and summer. Their voice, according to Peterson’s Field Guide to Eastern Birds is a “high thin lisp or zeee”.

the little birds aren’t really missing out because with a dozen big crows hanging around, they weren’t able to get much anyway.

I stood with my imaginary pen poised over my imaginary paper and I listened.....and listened....... and listened....... And drew a complete blank! It’s beyond me how people manage to translate those sounds. To me it just sounded like.......... a goldfinch in a linden tree! Maybe there’s a course somewhere called Bird Songs 101. Cozy Winter Home Amanda Cobb of Darlington tells me that they left their Christmas tree on their lawn and the birds love using it for shelter and as a place to sit. They go to the feeder then back to the tree. The goldfinches, chickadees, juncos, blue jays and mourning doves all enjoy this recycled tree.

And readers, please let us know if you are aware of any birding or nature groups on PEI.

Here I see a lot of the small songbirds going in and out from under the deck. It would be interesting to know if they spend the nights there.

Bird Songs Now, speaking of bird songs, could it be that I’m “tone deaf ”? Yesterday when I was feeding the birds, a little goldfinch was chatting with me from my linden tree. I thought, “Okay, here’s my chance to translate what that bird is saying into plain English just like Roger Tory Peterson would have done. So there

I have a new strategy here in hopes of discouraging the crows that come to my feeders. I clued in to the fact that early morning is the time when crows are heading out from their overnight roosts to their day time feeding grounds. It seems that by holding off on putting seeds out until later in the morning that I have fewer crows. And

PO Box 569 Kensington, PE C0B 1M0

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Email: barretcampbell@msn.com

Looking Ahead So you have a seed catalogue in hand and you are thinking of trying your hand at starting seeds indoors. Is it a good idea? Here are some things that you should consider before you plant. What is your main reason for wanting to start your seeds indoors? The best one is simply because you love gardening and want to try your hand at this aspect of it. The other good reason is that you have varieties of seeds that you want to try and you know that you will not be able to get them in commercial greenhouses. Now the other side of this issue – the poor reasons for starting your seeds indoors. If you think that it will save you money, you might want to think again. You have to buy the seeds, and sure,you don’t need the whole package this year but will the leftovers still be viable when next year rolls around? You will have to buy a potting mix suitable for starting seeds. Do you have the time to plant and transplant and see that they get enough light and water. And speaking of light, to do a really good job of this, windowsills are rarely adequate. You need to supplement daylight with artificial light and that costs money. Another thing to con-

Page 5 sider is whether or not the seeds really need to be started indoors. Tomatoes and peppers, for example, in this area need to be started indoors. The rage lately is to buy yellow bean plants that have been started in a greenhouse. If you only need a few plants and would like to give the beans a good headstart, that works fine. However, beans, squash, cucumbers, pumpkins and corn are among the crops that do just fine when they are direct seeded provided that you can wait till the soil warms up before planting. And then there is the question of a greenhouse. Economics doesn’t enter in to the equation at all for if you are just a home gardener with a modest sized garden, a greenhouse will not pay for itself. But, in your own greenhouse is such a wonderful place to be on a sunny but chilly day in April!! Plants grown in a greenhouse need an enormous amount of TLC. When the sun goes down in the evening , the temperature drops like a stone and on a sunny day the temperature can go sky high and both extremes spell trouble for plants. As a greenhouse owner you have to make sure to avoid these ups and downs! It can keep you busy!

Gardening or Bird Watching Comments or Questions? Please drop me a line at 471 New Glasgow Rd, Ebenezer, PE, C1E 0S8 or bcobb06@ gmail.com.  


Page 6 Cancellation Stamp cont’d from p. 2 has shown great resilience over the years and we look forward to many great years ahead.” Kensington’s Deputy Mayor and 2014 Committee Chair Rowan Caseley said, “The Committee is very excited about the cancellation stamp and it is our hope that the stamp gets a lot of use throughout 2014 and beyond.” The cancellation stamp boasts a modified version of the Town’s new logo, with the years 1914 – 2014 and the current date. From the office of Mayor Gordon Coffin Town of Kensington

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Kensington Lions Club Card Party Updates

Ladies Auxiliary Update The Ladies’ Auxiliary is a vital and integral part of the day-to-day work of the Legion and helps support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion. Their dedicated service enriches the programs and activities of the Branch and the community both financially and, with volunteer support to Legion programs.

Become a Member One of our priorities this year is to increase our membership in the Ladies Auxiliary. We hold meetings the 4th Tuesday each month at 7:30pm at the Kensington Legion. Anyone who is interested in joining please join us at one of the meetings. We would love to meet you.    Winter Carnival Community Breakfast The Kensington Legion Ladies Auxiliary is pleased to be part of this year’s Winter Carnival. On Sunday February 16th we will host a Community Breakfast from 9-12. There will be adult tickets and children tick-

ets available. Annual Valentine’s Day Tea We will also be holding our Annual Valentine’s Day Tea that same evening from 3-6pm. There will be adult tickets and children’s tickets available. This event will be eat-in or take-out. All of the proceeds of these two events will be used to continue to support initiatives in the community.  Event Space/Catering If you have any type of event coming up in the weeks or months ahead give us a call. We can help you with a space for your event and meet all of your catering needs.

Kensington Lions Club have regular meetings on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s each month and continue to have regular card party’s every Friday night. Card Party Results for Friday, January 10 •1st-Norma Seaman •2nd-Stella Hagen •3rd-Mary Rogers •Low-Leah Weeks •Door PrizeGlen Paynter •50/50-Gary Paynter Friday, January 17 •1st Marian Woodington •2nd-Norman Ramsey •3rd-Lloyd Profitt •Low-Connie Paynter •Door PrizeJeannie Mann •50/50-Gwen Profitt Friday, January 24 •1st-Mary Cousins •2nd-Don McLennand •3rd-Emmett Hagen •Low-Dianne Paynter •Door Prize-

Kinkora Public Library Update Library Tech: Cathy Arsenault Library # 887-2172 Open Hours: Tues: 2 to 6 pm Wed: 3 to 7 pm Sat: 9am to 1pm

Debbie Flinn - Foot Care Specialist, Lic. Pod. Nurse, Certified Pod, Certifed Reflexologist 321-B- Jennifer St. Summerside, PEI C1N6L8 Phone: 902-436-8806 Email: travelingsoles@bellaliant.net

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Marian Woodington •50/50-Dianne Cole Kensington Lions Club have regular crib parties every Tuesday night. Crib Party Results for Tuesday, January 07 •1st-Thelma Moase and Grant Buchanan •2nd-Ella MacCormack and Gloria Lucus •50/50-Joyce Campbell •Free NightKen Simmons •High HandElla MacCormack Tuesday, January 14 •1st-Barry Chappell and Ronnie Clark •2nd-Glynn Paynter and Don McLelland •50/50-Betty Carr •Free Night-Betty Champion •High HandGlen Marsh (23) Tuesday, January 21

•1st-Hilda Jorgensen and Joyce Campbell •2nd-Grant Buchanan and Stella Hagen •50/50- Glen Marsh •Free NightRuth Croken •High Hand-Shirley Walker and Robert Jorgensen (24) Tuesday, January 28 •1st-Barry Chappell and Emmett Hagen •2nd-Stella Hagen and Ronnie Clark •50/50-Gloria Lucus •Free NightPat Brennan •High Hand-Betty Champion and Barry Chappell and Don MacLelland (24) Please let us know how we are doing in your community, by email at kenlions@eastlink.ca or by phone 836-5060. Our Motto is WE SERVE

Meet Your Neighbor Night Friday, February 21, 2014 New London Community Complex Door opens at 5:30pm Potluck Supper at 6:00pm Entertainment from Tim Archer, Erma Campbell & Gertie and other locals, face painting, fish pond, Silent Auction and door prizes. We are hosting Meet Your Neighbor Night to raise funds for The Heart & Stroke Foundation. Donation of $5 a person or $10 for a family. Everyone is welcome! So, bring some food and come out to have some fun! For more information contact: Robert Montgomery 886-2752 Laura Pidgeon 886-2957 Barb MacKay 886-2201 Lauretta Jollimore 886-2770

Professional Foot Care Diabetic Foot Care Clinic Foot Care In-home Foot Care Relief for the following: Ingrown Toenails Plantar Warts Corns Calluses and more Pedicures and Manicures

Exterior Renovations and Sub-Contracting

Kensington, PE Joey Mallett (902) 439-5208


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WillTrudeau’s Move ChangeThe Senate? by Andy Walker Editor, Island Farmer/Freelance journalist, President Canadian Association of Journalist PEI, Vice president Atlantic Farm Writers Association There is no question Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has shook up the Senate. Whether his move to kick the 32 Senators out of the Liberal parliamentary caucus will make a drastic difference in the way the Red Chamber operates is yet to be seen. The Senate has traditionally operated on a party system similar to the House of Commons. However, there are some obvious differences from the Commons. The make-up of the Senate doesn’t change on election night and it took Prime Minister Stephen Harper a number of years to appoint enough Senators to have a majority. Most of the questions directed at the government are answered by the Government Leader in the Senate—traditionally they were a member of cabinet but that is no longer the case. Trudeau’s decision means there is no longer an organized opposition caucus in the Upper Chamber—at least in theory. Don’t forget, all of the “former” Liberal senators have been involved with the party for years, sometimes decades. It is hard to imagine they would stop supporting the party overnight. That is a fact the Liberal leader seems to recognize. He said the Liberals will allow the senators to retain party memberships if they wish, although that will require an amendment to the constitution. In the past, the, senators have been automatic delegates to national conventions and have been able to vote along with MP’s in choosing an interim leader. However, Trudeau said that will no longer be the case. Most Canadians would agree with the Liberal leader’s contention that “The Senate is broken and needs to be fixed.” However, whether they agree his unilateral move is a step in that direction remains to be seen. Trudeau argues it is time for the Senate to return to the role envisioned by the Fathers

of Confederation—a chamber of sober second thought that offers equal representation from the country’s various regions. The Liberal leader argues they can accomplish that role better outside the party system, and he is calling on the prime minister to cut the Conservative senators loose as well. That is unlikely to happen, since the government is viewing his announcement largely as a publicity stunt. The Liberal leader argues an independent Senate could act as a check on the power of the Prime Minister’s Office. The prime minister likely sees little merit in that idea. Should Trudeau win the 2015 election—a number of public opinion polls over the past several months have suggested that is a strong possibility-- it would be interesting to see if he still supported the idea. He might want to know there are some senators officially in his corner when he sent legislation for consideration. Trudeau has pledged to appoint only independent senators if he wins next year’s vote, saying he will use an open and transparent process similar to the way members of the Order of Canada are chosen. In the meantime, it allows the Liberal leader to separate the party from any revelations that may come out of the audit now under way in the Red Chamber. Keep in mind one of the four senators involved in the expense scandal was a Liberal. Mac Harb has since retired. If the spotlight is shone on any former Liberal senators, all Trudeau has to do is remind people they are independents. The move means all four Island senators are now independent. Mike Duffy had resigned from the Conservative caucus before he and two other former Conservatives— Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau- were suspended until the next election. Now Catherine Call-

beck, Percy Downe and Libby Hubley find themselves without a party. It will likely take some time before the full impact of the move is felt on the Senate’s operation. For example, the opposition Liberal caucus previously had a $200,000 operating and research budget. Just what happens to that money now is unclear—it is also unclear how the lack of an official opposition will change the Senate. “Any staff and budgets allocated by the parliamentary institution are now up for discussion between the independent senators and the parliamentary institution,” Trudeau maintains. While the Conservatives won’t cut ties with their 57 Senators, that doesn’t mean they support the status quo. In fact, they have asked the Supreme Court of Canada to advise term limits can be unilaterally imposed. Currently, senators are allowed to stay in office until the age of 75. The prime minister also wants to hold “consultative elections” of Senate nominees. Most provinces have sought intervenor status in the case—the majority arguing such changes require a constitutional amendment approved by at least seven provinces with 50 per cent of the country’s population. Questions about the Senate scandal dominated the political agenda in Ottawa last year. It looks like the focus on the Red Chamber will not go away anytime soon and all of the parties will likely be answering plenty of Senate questions on the campaign trail next year.

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Presentation of Beautiful Glass Panel by Artist Linda Whaley of the Glass Studio Malpeque

Doreen and George MacKay were the winners of a beautiful glass panel created by Linda Whaley of the Glass Studio in Malpeque. On hand for the presentation was a representative of the “Historical Malpeque (Makpaak) 1864 - 2014” committee. Mark your calendars and watch for more information about concerts, art unveiling, children’s activities and much more at the local festival weekend on July 18, 19 and 20th in Malpeque.


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February 5, 2014

Press Release - Kensington 2014 Committee Update

Our Journey Continues...

The Town of Kensington is celebrating their 100th Anniversary.

Come join in the fun!

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Kensington. One of the events will be a parade that will be held on Saturday, May 24th beginning at 2:00pm. The parade will start at the Queen Elizabeth Elementary School and move down Victoria Street East to the lights, then turn left on to Broadway Street South, right on to Barrett Street and right on to Garden Drive to finish at Community Gardens Arena. It is the hope of the Kensington 2014 Committee to divide the parade by decades and to have different community groups leading each section of the parade carry banners noting the decade being represented. Each banner will be followed by motor vehicles and floats that characterize that particular decade. For more information or to participate, please contact Jessica Caseley at 439-7493 or jcaseley@ townofkensington.com.

The spirit hasn’t changed... The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary since Kensington was incorporated. Since that time the town has seen significant growth and many changes, but the spirit of our small town remains intact. Celebrate with Us - Vintage Calendars. Purchase a calendar for a friend or relative. Pay it Forward - The movement continues to grow and will run until May 23. Official Photographer for 2014 - Buffie Boily Photographic Arts has been commissioned to be the official photographer for 2014. Kensington 2014 Committee invites residents to join them for these activities to support and celebrate this important year in our history. Calendars of Events

February 12-16 Kensington Winter Carnival April 28, 2014 Hosting Federation of PEI Municipalities May 23, 2014 Fireworks at Dusk at Community Gardens Complex May 24, 2014 Old Time Parade 2:00pm Commissioned Artwork Unveiling 3:00pm Taste of the Island Buffet Dinner 6:00pm Community Gardens Complex May 25, 2014 Old Time Carnival 1:00 - 4:00pm GoPEI Community Walk Gospel Concert 7:00pm Community Gardens Complex June 20, 2014 Game Show Night 7:00pm Community Gardens Complex

June 29, 2014 Second Gospel Concert, 7:00pm Community Gardens Complex July 1, 2014 Canada Day Celebrations Community Gardens Complex and Train Station August 16-20, 2014 Harvest Festival Community Gardens Complex and Train Station October 20, 2014 Pumpkin Carving Contest December 7, 2014 Town of Kensington Christmas Parade December 31, 2014 Public Skate 1:00pm Community Gardens Complex Time Capsule Ceremony 6:00pm Soup Fest, Free Hot Chocolate and Treats Kensington Train Station The Town of Kensington hopes to be able to attract many visitors to the area, and welcome our own families home to join us in the celebration and also help Prince Edward Island celebrate its 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. For more information on the activities of the 2014 committee, please visit: www.kensingon.ca/2014-celebrations.

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Somerset Concert Band Presents a Fun Evening of

Trivia with a Twist and a

Silent Auction

Cindy Doucette-Scotiabank, Brenda Peters-Meals on Wheels coordinator, Irene Davison-Meals on Wheels President and Cathy Holland-Scotiabank. Scotiabank makes donation to Kensington Meals on Wheels from funds that were raised at Bake Sale and Cake Auction held at Scotiabank/Kensington Branch.

Trivia with a Twist and Silent Auction Feb. 21 @ 7pm

Cindy Doucette-Scotiabank, Kerri Bertram-Scotiabank, Rudy Croken-Hockey jersey winner, Janel Reeves-Scotiabank, Cathy Holland-Scotiabank and Nicole Gallant- Scotiabank.

Scotiabank is a sponsor of the Kensington Wild and during the game against Fredericton on January 19, staff participated by doing trivia with the crowd during intermission for prizes and also held a draw for a Hockey Day in Canada Jersey which was won by Rudy Croken.

Somerset Concert Band will be having a TRIVIA WITH A TWIST AND SILENT AUCTION hosted by Jamie Cole at the Boxcar Pub & Grill in Emerald on Friday February 21st at 7:00 p.m. Profits raised will go towards the Concert Band trip to Halifax. Come on out for a fun night and support a worthwhile cause. Small cost per player.

Quote “The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic… music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”

–William Bennett


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An infant receives phototherapy for jaundice in an isolette at PCH in 2009. Photo 1: Registered Nurses from the PCH Maternal Child Care Unit Carolyn Muttart, left and Lisa McCarville display the new isolette purchased with donations from the 2013 Vital Signs campaign. Infant Isolettes provide a thermal-neutral environment to care for low birth weight babies and other babies at risk, preventing heat loss to the infant. They are used for preterm infants, infants in need of quiet, warm environment, and babies that need phototherapy for jaundice.

“Exceeding our goal is a significant milestone made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Foundation supporters, who have demonstrated their commitment to the PCH and its longstanding mission

of “Getting Better…Together.” said Matheson. “More important than that extraordinarily large dollar amount is the impact that these funds will have—on the lives of our friends, family and neighbours who

Kinkora Regional High School Update

submitted by student reporter Michelle Jones This column gives the community the opportunity to see what is going on at the school, both the successes, and the challenges. It will also highlight the efforts of teachers and, give student recognition of accomplishments.

School + Community Support= Success Feb. 6 - Grads will vote for their 2014 Valedictorian and have their group grad photo taken. Feb. 13- Provincial Peer Helping Training Day at Credit Union Place for Semester 2 Peer Helpers (storm date is Feb. 14). Student of the Week Congratulations to Brett DesRoche. Encounters With Canada Bon voyage to Gr. 10 student Haylee Anderson who will be representing

K.R.H.S. at Encounters With Canada at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa from Feb. 9-15. The theme of her week is Arts & Culture. K.R.H.S. School Council Our School Council meets the last Wednesday of every month. Next meeting is Jan. 29 @ 6:30 p.m. All parents/guardians are most welcome. K.R.H.S. Winter Carnival The Student Council is busy preparing some ac-

use the hospital each day. The donations made to all of our initiatives ensure a bright future at the PCH. The entire Foundation community is deeply grateful to each and every one of our donors. The success of this fundtivities for our upcoming Winter Carnival. Winter Carnival activities will be held Feb. 5-27. 2014 Grad News On Feb. 6, grads will vote for their 2014 Valedictorian and have their group grad photo taken. Peer Helping Training Day Provincial Peer Helping Training Day at Credit Union Place for Semester 2 Peer Helpers is on Feb. 13 (storm date is Feb. 14). Many thanks to K.R.H.S. Peer Helping teacher Lesley Cousins. Annual K.R.H.S. Hockey Pools Log on to officepools. com for results. ID is Kinkora & password is guest. Current leaders are: 1) Natalie Allen 2) Brett DesRoche and 3) Shelley Tremere.

Senior Girl’s Basketball Schedule Wednesday, February 5th – KRHS @ Morell 5:30 Friday, February 7th – TOSH @ KRHS 6:00 Wednesday, February 12th – KRHS @ Bluefield 5:30 Friday, February 14th – KRHS @ Francois Buote 5:30 Wednesday, February 19th – KRHS @ KISH 4:30 Monday, February 24th – ¼ Finals Tuesday, February 25th – All Star Meeting (Bluefield High) Senior Boy’s Basketball Schedule Wednesday, February 5th – KRHS @ Morell 7:30 Friday, February 7th – TOSH @ KRHS 8:00 Wednesday, February 12th – KRHS @ Bluefield 7:30 Tuesday, February 18th – Bluefield @ KRHS 5:30 Wednesday, February 19th – KRHS @ KISH 6:30 Monday, February 24th – ¼ Finals Tuesday, February 25th – All Star Meeting (Bluefield High)

raising campaign is a testimony to the extraordinary generosity of extraordinary people, community groups, service clubs, as well as small and large businesses.” PCH Foundation Board and Staff work in conjunction with a great many volunteers everyday, who make events and goals attainable. From Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots to Lights for Life, each campaign relies on the input from community volunteers to make it happen. Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots – a lobster dinner combined with entertainment and a live auction - saw growth in leaps and bounds in 2013. The auction and ticket sales went very well and the evening raised over $222,000 while also giving light to some very large multi-year commitments. Both Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic and D.P. Murphy Inc took the stage and made a huge impact in their communities as they each pledged multi-year donations of $200,000. Matheson continued, “There are many facets in a successful campaign. Memorial donations, special events, and mailout

appeals are all vital in providing medical equipment for the Prince County Hospital. All of the equipment from the 2013 campaign will be purchased with gifts made by the community. There are no government dollars for such equipment. This steadfast commitment to your hospital and the thousands of patients it serves is vital to the care delivered at the PCH everyday.” This coming year promises to be one laden with new challenges. Last year was the beginning of a three year plan to revitalize the Diagnostic Imaging Department (DI). DI, which houses XRay, mammography, CT, among other services, faces aging equipment and the need for more advanced technology. As part of the 2014 campaign three aging ultrasound units will be replaced (valued at $510,000 in total) to keep up with technological advances. Also on the horizon is the replacement of the CT Scan, currently scheduled for 2015. As part of last year’s $770,000 plan to revitalize a dual purpose room in Diagnostic Imaging, the portable X-Ray unit,

as seen on page one, has been refurbished and converted from cassette based X-Rays to digital images. The digital images are recorded on a detector which can be used with the portable machine. The results are incredible. Now the images are ready in 7 seconds on the portable unit which houses a laptop computer for viewing. Previously the image was recorded on cassette and physically transported from the portable unit to the department for processing before the results were available on a computer system. Because the unit is portable and the image instantly available, valuable time can be saved which could mean life and death in trauma cases. The portable X-Ray is vital as it is used on patients throughout the hospital who are unable to leave their bed. When not in use throughout PCH, the machine functions as the back up X-Ray unit to be housed in the fluoroscopy room #2. The second portion of the revitalization plan for the dual purpose room will begin this spring when the Fluoroscopy unit is to be replaced.


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Local Businesses Donate to IWK

L-R: Krista Shields-Cutting Edge Hair Salon, Lynn Ann Hogan-IWK Representative, Shannon Snively-Shear Intensity Family Hair Salon, Olive Beairsto-Hats Off Hair Salon and Anji McIver-Shear Intensity Family Hair Salon.

Donation to QEES L-R: Daniel Rice (student), Rodney MacArthur (principal), Derrick and Katelyn Curley of Monaghan Farms, Abby Rice and Ella McCarville (students).

The Summerfield Group of Farmers recently donated $2500 to Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Kensington. The members of the group include: Gro-Co Farms, Howardvale Holstiens, MacEwen Farms Ltd, D & E Pork, Klondike Farms, Marvin Stewart, Brian and Scott Annear Farms, BlueBay Farms, ShoreLane Farms, Monaghan Farms Ltd, Summerfield Farms Ltd, and CoOp Fuels.

Local hairdressers Krista Shields, Anji McIver, Shannon Snively and Olive Beairsto recently held “Strut UR Stuff � Makeover Show, a fun evening to help raise money for IWK Health Centre Foundation. The group raised a total of $1600.00 and was pleased to present their donation to IWK Representative Lynn Ann Hogan.

New This Year at Winter Carnival is Crokinole come try your skills on Feb. 15, 1-4pm Kensington Lions Club

Rodney MacArthur, principal at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, said the donation was very much appreciated and will go toward the purchase of books for all K-6 grade levels.

L-R: Lawson Lee-Vernon River, Bloyce Weeks-Pleasant Valley, Wendell Jewell-East Whiltshire and Fred Doughart-Long River.


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our community seniors - involved and active

Seniors Explore an Art/Writing Program Called - This Means Something to Me: Painting & Writing Memory

Kensington Seniors Explore Basket Weaving

SeniorSurfers Update

The program’s mandate is to engage other seniors outside the club, and for each of the ten participants to invite a senior to come, socialize and observe the basket weaving in progress.

L-R: Leah Weeks, Dianne Paynter, Vera Caseley and Mary Sullivan attend the group’s fifth get together on Tuesday, January 28th where they finished their lessons on form, value and colour prior to starting their canvasses.

The Happy Group Seniors of Kensington are hosting an art/writing program for Learning Elders Arts Program (L.E.A.P.) in Kensington. The group hired Wendy Lefebvre of Clinton to teach the program which is funded by the PEI Dept of Tourism and Culture under the direction of Minister Robert Henderson and administered by the PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc.. The program takes place

every Tuesday morning from 9:30-12:30 at the seniors’ co-op housing located at 8 Walker Drive and will run until Tues., March 11th. (classes are postponed if schools are closed/weather) Currently there are 12 participants, about half are from the Happy Group Seniors and the other half are seniors from the community. This particular art/ writing program is called: This Means

Something to Me: Painting & Writing Memory. Each participant will do a painting of a favourite object - an object with significance to them and then share the story of this special something in a brief written work. An OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for Sunday, March 23rd, 1- 3p.m. at 8 Walker Drive. (snow date for Open House is Sunday, March 30th).

Recognition For Years of Dedication and Service

L-R: Elizabeth Aitken, Darlene Harding, Heather Arsenault and Rev. Anne Dalziel Singer

At the recent annual meeting of the Princetown United Church, Darlene Harding was presented with a card and gift in recognition of her dedication and service as treasurer at Princetown for the past 24 years. Senior Elders Elizabeth Aitken and Heather Arsenault presented her with a card and gift, as Rev. Anne Dalziel Singer offered her words of gratitude and appreciation.

The January meeting of Kensington Meals on Wheels was held Monday, January 27 at the Masonic Lodge. In the absence of the President, Vicki

Arsenault, the Vice President, chaired the meeting. Vicki opened the meeting after which the roll was called. Eleven directors were present. The Secretary, Dianne Doucette read the minutes of the last meeting which were approved as read. Paul Cousins presented the Treasurers report noting a satisfactory position for this time of year. Brenda Peters, our

coordinator gave her report. The number of people receiving our meals is up since the first of the year. Under the heading of new business, plans for our annual card party for our drivers, past, present and their spouses were discussed. It will be held at the Lions Club, Monday April 28. The regular meeting will be held before party. Meeting adjourned.

Basket weaving is the weaving of materials into desirable shapes. Basket weaving is a satisfying, relaxing and creative activity that gives the crafter a lot of satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.

Basket Weaving Program Ten members of the Senior Surfers Club are busily involved in a Basket Weaving Program which is funded by New Horizons for Seniors and is being held at the Seniors Centre at 25A Garden Drive. The program consists of 8 sessions of basket weaving as well as lectures, a bus tour and a few story telling sessions. The basket weaving classes are held weekly on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m with instructors Nora Richard (standing center), Lois Brown (standing right) and co-ordinator Ruby Cousins. This part of the program will take place in February and an “Open House” will be held in March when all the baskets made by the participants will be on display.


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Kensington Winter Carnival February 12-16

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Don your skates for an Open Skate hosted by Community Gardens. 9:30am is the Pre-School Skate (Free) 10:30am is the Adult Skate ($2.00) Live Music for Seniors will also be offered at 6:30pm at 3 locations: •Community Care •Seniors Co-op Broadway Street School Street Music Brian Beaton and Friends Music by Gary Arsenault •Pleasant Court Complex, Pleasant Street, Music by Ken Ramsay

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Kensington Winter Carnival February 12-16 THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13th An Open Skate continues the Winter Carnival Fun at Community Gardens Arena. 9:30am Pre-School Skate (Free) 10:30am Adult Skate ($2.00) An Intergenerational Valentines Party, all ages welcome. This part of the festivities takes place at the Kensington Heritage Library on Thursday, February 13th at 6:00pm. At 6:30pm it’s more Carnival Fun with Let’s Build an Igloo at the corner of Victoria St. and Broadway St.. Fill 10 or more old 2 litre milk cartons with colored water, let them freeze and bring them to the corner to help build an Igloo in an assortment of rainbow colors! There will also be some tasty treats... hotdogs, chili and hot cholcolate with food sponsored by Kensington SaveEasy. At 7pm the Kensington Legion is hosting an old favourite- a Cribbage Tournament (must be 19+). (outdoor events weather permitting)

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Kensington Winter Carnival February 12-16 Fri, February 14 At 1:00pm it’s the Winter Carnival Judging of the QEES Poster Contest. At 2:00pm it’s the Judging of the Window Displays. At 7:30pm try your hand at Auction 45’s at the Kensington Lion’s Club. The Carnival Revs Up with a Winter Carnival Dinner Special. Take a date out for Valentine’s Day, and mention “Winter Carnival” at any of these restaurants to be entered to win a gift certificate for a free meal: Black Horse BBQ and Grill, The Home Place, Famiy & Friends Restaurant.

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Kensington Winter Carnival February 12-16 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15TH Bundle up the kids for a Free Children’s Day at QEES, presented by Malpeque Bay Credit Union from 10:30am - 12:30pm. There will be Fire Truck Rides, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting and more! For the brave and competitive souls why not try out the 100 Years Challenge (Winter Carnival’s version of Amazing Race) at 2:00pm. Two players per team. Register by calling David at 439-4914 by Monday, February 10th. Free to register and food is provided after the race. Race starts at 1:45pm at Town Hall. High School ages and up welcome! Winter Carnival Crokinole & Crib at Kensington Lions Club from 1-4 pm. Open to everyone. Snacks provided. Crokinole is new this year. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Prizes donated by Spring Valley Lumber. Crokinole brings family and friends of all ages together to share some laughter and good conversation, with a chance of victory, or moans of defeat. Try your skill at getting your checkers around the posts or rails and into the centre slot! Enjoy the KISH Candlelit Dinner, 7pm at New London Community Complex. Tickets $20, available from any KISH band member or by calling the school at 836-8901. At 9:30pm get in touch with your Disco side from the 1970s by attending a Disco Skate and Appetizers hosted by Commuity Gardens and Island Stone Pub. Join them for a free Disco Skate then take your ticket stub to the Island Stone Pub afterwards for a free appetizer!

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You’re Richer Than You Think.


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Kensington Winter Carnival February 12-16 SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16TH - Join the Legion Ladies Auxiliary as they flip and serve up some delicious pancakes at their Pancake Breakfast from 9 - 12 noon. Adults $9, Children $6. Fundraiser for scholarship fund. Free Family Dress-Up Skate at 1pm at Community Gardens sponsored by Kensington Scotiabank. Grab the nearest costume or wacky outfit and win a prize for best dressed! Outdoor Adventure Slides & Sleigh Rides Enjoy some outdoor adventure at Community Gardens sponsored by Scotiabank, SaveEasy and Town of Kensington. •Sleigh Rides with Potts Sleigh Rides •Snow Sculpture Contest • Snow Shoes from Central Region Sports and Recreation Council Build something out of our snow hills related to the 100th anniversary to win a prize. Bring your own sled, or use one of ours! Free Hot Chocolate and Hotdogs.

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Enter To WIN! Winter Carnival Poster Contest at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School Contest Closes February 14th

Enter To WIN!

Enter To WIN! Coloring Contest at Heritage Library Pick up your coloring sheet and drop it back off by Sat, February 15th

Snowman Display - Kensington residents and businesses are asked to create their Best Happy Birthday Snowman in your front yard. Judging on Sunday, February 16th. Call the Town hall at 836-3781 to register your snowman!

Enter To WIN! Window Displays Kensington wants to see your best Happy Birthday Window Display in support of Kensington’s Winter Carnival. Everyone is welcome to join in. Call the Town Hall at 836-3781 to register!

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2015 Winter Carnival Theme Contest Queen Elizabeth Elementary School students We need a theme for the 2015 Winter Carnival. Ballots to be dropped at your school’s office by 1:00pm, Friday, February 14th


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The Look of Love “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” John 3:18 (NIV)

the look of love by being kind, gentle, patient, caring, understanding or being silent when we would rather be anything but.

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Our Community Churches Events Calendar

Why? Well, February is Margate Pastoral Charge Kensington United the love month. Buying a Rev. Anne Dalziel Singer Church of Canada Lauretta Balderston free-lance writer gift is all well and good, Princetown United Church Rev. Robert McCarthy but showing the look of Southwest River United Church February 2 February has been shares his snack with a love by sharing ourselves 10:30 – Service of Worcalled the month of love. classmate who does not is following the example “All are welcome, all are Stores bank on selling re- have a snack that day, the that Jesus demonstrated ship & Sunday School welcome in this place.” cord numbers of heart- man who gives his coffee to His disciples- and has Sunday Worship February 9 shaped boxes of candy, money to his wife so she left us to follow in His Sunday School: 10:30 – Service of Worjewellery and flowers can go out with a friend, footsteps. 9:30am - Princetown ship & Sunday School because these are the the doctor who sits with 11am - Southwest River “Whoever is wise, let expressions that have the family members so For updated informashaped our perception of they can ask questions him heed these things Tuesday - CGIT at tion and to view all our how to express love. The to help them understand and consider the great Southwest River Church symbol of Cupid with how to help the one who love of the Lord.” Psalm programs, check out our Wednesday - Explorwebsite at: his love arrows is an is ill- these are the looks 107:43 (NIV) ers at Southwest River www.kensingtonunitall too familiar decora- of love that surround us Church ed.ca Retail has monopolized tion hanging in windows every day. That grandma Feb. 12 - 6:30 & 8:00 and on walls to remind who covers the hand of many of what should be p.m. Session & Official us that February is the the child who is alone just common, everyday Board meet at Southwest Anglican Parish of month to remember to and scared. The clerk in actions of ordinary peoNew London River Church. Rev. Margie Fagan tell that special someone the store who waits pa- ple on a journey of faith Kensington Nazarene how much we love them. tiently while we rum- who want to show the February worship: Community Church Long before these tradi- mage through our purse look of love in action by 47 Victoria St., 9 am - St. Mark’s tions were formed, God for the exact change is following the example JeKensington 11 am - St. Stephen’s & told us in His word to showing the look of love sus gave to us. Pastor Ray Hinchey St. Thomas’ show our love by our ac- in action. When we smile •Worship Meeting: Such looks of love are tions. Truthfully we are at a stranger or have a Sunday 11:00 a.m. Feb. 6 & 13 surrounded by the look conversation with some- not costly in money but •Adult Study and 10 am- Bible study at of love in many different one at the clinic we are they are of great value Discussion Group St. Mark’s. forms and expressions- showing love and do- to the one who gives and Wednesday 7:00 p.m. ing what God tells us we the one who receives beall year long. Feb. 12 Kensington should do. cause they are honour2 pm - ACW ValenCommunity Church ing the One who loves us The caring hug from tine’s Party at St. Mark’s Pastor Gene Carson Jesus washed the disci- so much! someone who knows our Church. All ladies of the Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge sorrow and wants us to ples feet and then He told Parish are welcome! Victoria St, Kensington “This is how we know know someone really them, “I have set you an Sunday Evening 6:30pm cares about us. The letter example that you should what love is: Jesus Christ St. Mark’s and St. StePastor Gene Carson that arrives from a long- do as I have done for you.” laid down his life for us.” phen’s ACW’s will meet RR1 Kensington, PEI, C0B 1M0 lost friend or family mem- John 13:15 (NIV) His exat 1:00, prior to the party. Tel: (902) 836-5220 1 John 3:16a (NIV) ber just when we have ample is not to wash each CSSM Ministries given up hope of ever other’s feet but rather to hearing from them. The be present and aware of teacher who takes extra the people around us and “Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect time showing a student treat them with respect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, the work that was missed and love every day. We and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have or not clearly understood may not receive a box of for others. William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962) is demonstrating love chocolates or even give in action. The child who flowers but we can show Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. Kevin Heath Ceo More4kids

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Kensington New London Presbyterian Church Rev Alan Stewart Welcome

February 9 Kensington Worship & Sunday School 9:30 AM New London Worship/ Sunday School 11am followed by Annual Meeting February 16 Kensington Worship & Sunday School 11am followed by annual meeting New London Worship & Sunday School 9:30am February 23 Kensington Worship & Sunday School 9:30 am New London Worship & Sunday School 11am March 2 Kensington Worship & Sunday School 11am New London Worship & Sunday School 9:30 am

St. Mary’s Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish Father John Molina Masses: Sat: 7pm, Sun: 9am St James Summerfield Sunday at 10:30am Clinton View Lodge: Every first Friday. Prayer Service Clinton View Lodge every second Wed. at 1pm. Fellowship: Last Sunday of the month following Mass in the parish centre. Meetings: Knights of Columbus: Second Monday of the month at 8pm. Catholic Women’s League: Second Tuesday of the month at 7pm. All are WELCOME.



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