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Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Volume 1 | Issue 16

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Irish princesses and leprechauns graced the stage for the third dance of the Ballet Plus recital held in the Greater Fort Erie Centre for the Arts Sunday. The joyful performances were presented by more than 60 dance students including a special dance dedicated to director and founder of the studio, Lorna-Jean Oatley by her granddaughter. Students, parents and teachers held their annual end-of-year banquet this week. More on Page 3. Bryanne Martin/Photo

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in advance of a public open house Saturday. To mark the 35th anniversary of the

establishment of helicopter manufacturing in Fort Erie, Gates presented a certificate to Dwayne Charette, chief operations officer of Airbus Helicopters Canada. The company is actively recruiting to fill the growing needs for the parts manufacturer and is looking for people who can be trained and fit well with the company.

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TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Economic Development Officer (EDO) Competition #01-2019 Wage Rate: $28.00 - $34.00/Hour

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (TEMPORARY) – POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the General Manager, the Economic Development Officer (EDO) will play a key role in the development, implementation and administration of programs to promote industrial, commercial and tourism investment, business retention, expansion and attraction in Fort Erie. Responsibilities of the EDO include, but are not limited to: assisting in the development of policies and the administration of programs that promote industrial, commercial and tourism business investments consistent with the strategic goals and objectives of the Corporation; conducting economic and comparative research; coordinating special projects, grant applications and proposals; contributing to the creation and implementation of marketing strategies; supporting the growth of current businesses and maintain a pro-active outreach program; representing the Fort Erie EDTC at official and promotional functions; and, liaising with potential investors, business associations and government agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered for this challenging opportunity, a candidate must possess the following qualifications; • at least two (2) years of experience in community based economic development or equivalent. • a degree in Economics or Business Administration or Ec.D. certification or equivalent experience and demonstrated knowledge of: business/strategic planning; policy development; project management; business development; marketing; municipal governance and administration and industry/trade. • advanced research, report writing and presentation competencies. • demonstrated ability to develop, maintain and leverage professional relationships. • demonstrated working knowledge of community based economic development principals and a comprehensive understanding of the socio-economic climate of the town of Fort Erie, the Niagara Region and the province of Ontario. • ability to work well within a small team environment. • a valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle. • ability to travel across the U.S./Canada border. Wage rate is $28.00 - $34.00 per hour for this temporary contract position ending December 31, 2019. Hours of work are Monday-Friday – 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (37.5 hours per week). Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a covering letter and resume describing in detail your qualifications for this position through one of the following channels: Email: Mail: Attn: Re:

Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Corporation 660 Garrison Road, Unit 1, Fort Erie, ON, L2A 6E2 Caralee Grummett, General Manager Competition #01-2019 The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019.

All applications are appreciated, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Regional Councillor Tom Insinna and EDTC staff Caralee Grummett and Kirsty MacKay cut the ribbon Sunday for the Crystal Beach Tourist Information Centre on Erie Road. Bryanne Martin/Photo

Info booth opened in the Beach

Visitors to Crystal Beach have access to all the information to enjoy their visit to the village thanks to an information centre established by the Advancing Crystal Beach community group. The visitor booth is a partnership with the Fort Erie Economic Development Corporation which provided some sponsorship funds to staff the booth. Staff will provide information about the area and conduct surveys of visitors. “It’s an opportunity to gain insight on the people coming to our community,” said Caralee Grummett, general manager of the EDTC. A small break in the steady rain Sunday morning allowed the ribbon to be cut, with Grummett snipping the scic-

cors along with Kirsty Mackay, economic development officer and Regional Councillor Tom Insinna. To open the ribbon ceremony, 12-year-old Anasis Zen sang the national anthem joined by local vendors and residents. The tourism information centre doubles as the Advancing Crystal Beach’s tiki shed which was constructed by Troy Morningstar from Timber’s Custom Contracting. Participants in the Crystal Beach Maker’s Market also helped with construction as part of the learning experience that was offered. The booth is located in the municipal parking lot on Erie Road.

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Lights, camera, curtain call Ballet Plus energized the crowd at the GFESS theatre for its 38th annual recital Sunday. The small but mighty studio tumbled, shimmied, tapped and pirouetted into the hearts of the audience. The curtain call saw the cast of students, teachers Maurina Leniew and Abigail Bertran, assistants Madison Broad, Erika Brown, Aeryn Ferguson, Lily Fusco, Katelyn Joudrey, Sara Marr, Celia Nadeau, Faith Phibbs, Laura Stoner, Jacey Trickett and Merrin Young along with director Lorna-Jean Oatley thanking the audience with a final bow to close out the show. Decked out in Lights Camera Action shirts for this year’s theme, they concluded another year of hard work.

Flood risk grows

Shoreline property owners are at risk of flood damage as the high water levels of Lake Erie continue to rise and will likely continue until mid-June if historical precedent is a guide. Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority reports that the calm water level on Lake Erie is 75cm (nearly 30 inches) above average and 10 cm (four inches) higher than the record set in 1986. Storm surge and wind driven waves have the potential to inundate low lying areas and pose significant risk of shore erosion, the NPCA said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the same situation in the upper lakes with Lake Superior also at record setting levels. Precipitation in the Great Lakes basin was 21 per cent greater this May than average. “As expected, record highs were set in May on a few of our Great Lakes, and our June forecast shows additional record highs likely this summer,” said Keith Kompoltowicz, chief of watershed hydrology with the Corps of Engineers in Detroit.

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Mike’s joke o’ the week Bell asked me to RSVP for a press event in the Falls. I says, “Sure, I can be there between 8 and 4.” He says, “That’s perfect. It’s at 10.” I says, “No . . . I’ll be there between 8 and 4.” It didn’t work out so good.


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Dear Editor: A consultant s report to the Town of Fort Erie has recommended that the town continue to allow the Economic Development and Tourism Corporation to remain as an external agency. I strongly disagree with this recommendation. The EDTC has been a rogue agency for decades and has spent millions of our tax dollars doing whatever it pleases. Past attempts to improve transparency and accountability have been met with arrogance and resistance. This agency has snubbed our elected officials and made stupid decisions such as declining to take back the slots for

Fort Erie without public consultation. On top of this, Fort Erie is paying three times more than other municipalities for this service. Worst of all, no clear, measurable results have been shown for all the money that was spent. Enough is enough. This model has run its course. It may cost a little to implement an internal model of the EDTC, but ultimately the taxpayer would know what our hard-earned money is getting us. I urge all councillors to vote for an internal, town controlled EDTC. Brigitte Bonner Ridgeway


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Native women’s chapter launches support program for elders, infirm Native elders and younger adults with chronic or temporary disabilities can turn to the Ska-Be Program to help them maintain health, well-being and independence in the comfort and security of their Indigenous traditions and culture. Launched by the Niagara Chapter-Native Women of Fort Erie in March, the program provides support services for individuals, education and social activities to develop strong friendships and trusting relationships in which concerns can be voiced about health and illness, disability and mental health issues. Carolyn Day is the Healthy Living Support Worker who will help navigate the health care system, assist with transportation, meal preparation, hygiene, and homemaking while allowing for independent living, among many other tasks.

Issues such as elder abuse are a priority as well as awareness of rights to adequate care and services while living off a reserve. The program also provides opportunities to participate in traditional experiences and ceremonies while living in an urban environment, including sweat lodges, powwow, meetings with elders and traditional healers. Niagara Chapter-Native Women also provides services for arts and cultural identity preservation, alternative dispute resolution, aboriginal child advocacy and educational tools. It is a non-profit organization encouraging Native women to be active participants in society. For more information about Ska-Be or other programming at NCNW, visit or call the office at 905871-8770.

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The lovely ladies of the local organization Marafiki invite you to a great night of dancing, a silent auction and a full bar with the music of legendary Niagara-based funk and soul trio LMT Connection. Marafiki is a fundraising group based in Fort Erie that supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. All proceeds from this night will be used to help Grandmothers in Africa who are raising grandchildren effected by HIV and AIDS. It’s a great cause to support bringing light to places of darkness and despair.

LMT Connection has been making music since 1989, touring Europe six times and playing more than 4,000 shows. They were one of the first bands to play The Sanctuary, and we are excited to see them again. Another exciting and exhilarating Fort Erie Art Battle brought to you by The Fort Erie Arts Council on June 15. Not only do you get to vote for your favourite art piece (and artist) but you can also purchase an original.   Art Battle is live painting competition where participating artists create a piece of art in 20 minutes using acrylic paints, brushes, palette knives or non-mechanical tools. Patrons can move freely among the

artists and watch how they work The audience votes for their favourite painting and hold a silent auction to take the work home. Tickets are available at eventbrite and Brimstone Brewing Company (general admission $20, early bird $15, student $10). Doors open at 7 pm. Our friends Great Lame Swimmers perform on June 21. The creative force behind them is Tony Dekker, a local musician and singer/songwriter. Tickets to shows and events are available at Brimstone Brewing Company or For more information, please visit We wish you a joyful June.


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Three locals take on province in track and field By Bryanne Martin Staff

Three Gryphons are in Guelph this week to vie for provincial high school championships. They earned their places in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field meet with stellar performances at the regional meet at Niagara Olympic Park in St. Catharines last week. Senior girl Jessica Dion showed her skill at discus, throwing her way into the championship meet. Dion is the only senior track athlete GFESS will be sending to represent the school in the three-day event. She threw a distance of 27.64 metres and came fourth to qualify. Two juniors excelled at high jump and distance running to qualify for the event. Karah Bannon exhibited promise to take silver in the high jump event, soaring in and jumping 1.53 metres.


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Adam Woehl ran a tough 3,000 metres to place in a tight fourth to qualify, attaining a personal best of 9:29 – within four seconds of second place. Woehl has his sight set on a 9:20 pace and improving on his ninth-place finish last year in the championship.



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Gryphon greatness Greater Fort Erie Secondary School’s Special Olympics Soccer team earned silver in the top level of the International Youth Games May 16. The team qualified in the fall to earn the right to compete at the internationals in Toronto. They won in overtime against Napanee but fell 2-0 in the final. Eighteen teams competed but only four were in GFESS’s top division.

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In badminton, Grade 10 students Blake Train, Joshua Havill, Mackenzie Bradnam, and Layla Butler won gold in doubles play at the SOSSA finals, the highest level Grade 10 students can compete. All four plan to play next year hope to be able to compete at all-Ontario levels. The two teams beat out more than 20 teams to achieve the gold medals. Coach Mary Jo Stolk said the the badminton teams have played well and looks forward to an exciting future with these four players as examples.

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Soggy spring for golfers By Wendy Gibson Fort Erie Golf

We have almost given up on the weather and Mother Nature is up for review, but the ladies in Fort Erie managed to get out in large numbers on Thursday playing the six-inch rule. Debbie Waitkus, in from Pheonix, was the low lady this week with her debut round of 65. Debbie Woehl was the winner in the under 60 category carding a score of 71. Nancy Valliquette was low for the senior girls with 67 and Carolyn Hall was the best of the super seniors with 70. Terry Carswell was the low Golden Girl with a nice round of 83. Therese Sawdon and Karen Stewart were low net girls of the week with handicap scores of 52. Tina Aiello was the best of the nine-hole girls with 36 and Jenn Micallef was next with 37. Tish Cote not only celebrated her 70th birthday this week she had the low score for the nine-hole super seniors with 45. Belinda Graye was low net with 26. Dianne Goulding, Beth Johnston, Marsha Hildebrand, Addy McNeil, Kelly Greenwood, Nicky Cyr, Shari Breen, Anna Blair, Debbie Waitkus and Carolyn Hall each had their first birdie of the year. Karen Stewart won the Cut Above award this week with her stellar performance of 78. Jordyn Rowling was low gross for men s league this week with 57, followed by Chuck Marshello with 63 and Jean Marc Couloigner with 64. Steve Sherwood and Kevin Sawyer won low net with 57. With a combined score of 267 were Jean Marc Couligner, Chuck Marshello, Jordyn Rowling and Bruce Stapleton, earning their spot in the Random Team category. Mike Woehl, George Walls,

Ted Ogilvie, Bryan Martin, Chuck Marshello and Larry Gibson all had skins this week. Aidan Barron was the lucky 50/50 winner. Randy Wheaton was the low man for the Old Fartz this week with a round of 60. Super Fart of the week was Larry Ebert with 68 and Brian Winrow was the Phenomenal Fart with 76. Graham Rignall, Marty Gibson, Richard Cohen, Curtis Findaly, Neil Nicholls and Marshall Rodgers all had skins this week. Dave Woehl was the low man for Rusty s league with a round of 62 while Paul Meanie won low net with 53. Paul Meanie, Al McNeil, Larry Stewart, Bill Troupe, Dave Woehl and Mike Woehl won skins. Mousey was the low score playing with the boys from Port with a round of 70, while Dave Bucilly netted out with 52, giving himself the low net of the week. R.D. Davis, Dale Mac, Barry Beck, Pete Gagnon, Wayne Mac and Pete Gloyd won a share of the skins pot. Next Saturday the first leg of the Annual Hat of Hope Tournament will be held at Fort Erie Golf. There is a full field again this year, and we are waiting to see who the best-dressed winners will be.

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Corporate challengers assist blood drive Canadian Blood Services held a blood drive at GFESS last Wednesday and it became a pre-event in the Fort Erie Corporate Challenge hosted by Ray Rosettani, Holly Johnston and Phil Rosettani of Re/Max Niagara Realty. This weekend, the challenge will be a food drive for COPE on Saturday and the main event Sunday with 10 team-building events for the 17 participating teams at Bridgewater Country Club.

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It is with sadness that I announce the beloved England, Al and Dell finally settled passing of my father, Al (predeceased by wife in Fort Erie to be close to best friends Don and Sonia Langdon. Those Delphine) on Thursday May who knew him, enjoyed his 30th. Survived by daughter sharp wit, dry humour and Claire, grandchildren Aden tall tales of days gone by. He and Zoe. From the age of was a true inspiration adapt16 his sense of duty and adventure took him around ing to a new life these past the world until he and Del4 years since the passing of his beloved wife, Dell, whom phine settled in Canada and he now joins again. Dad, you became an integral part of will be missed by all who had the North Toronto communthe pleasure and privilege of ity. After an early retirement knowing you and loving you.  and a brief return to his Arrangements entrusted to the

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Personal Health Care

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Fort Erie Observer, Thursday, June 6, 2019

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