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How did it get to be March so soon? This winter is flying by, but with all the snow I’m sure most of you have been out enjoying every minute of it. As you flip through this issue of Georgian Life you will see that our communities were a buzz with activities! As usual, this month, a tonne of money was raised for many different good causes and organizations. Thank you to all of the people that take the time to organize, plan and implement all of the events that keep people connected and committed to what “pulls at their heartstrings”. I hope this March Break you get the opportunity to spend some time with your families and friends doing the things you love. Take a look at the online calendar at www.georgianlife.ca or turn to page 12 to check out the Event Listings if you still need some ideas. Easter comes especially early this year - always a popular day for attending church, getting together for a big family meal, and staging an Easter egg hunt. Then it will be time to dust off our bikes, get out the hiking boots and slurp a fresh batch of maple syrup. So enjoy the snow while you can! See you out there!
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Rompin’ and Stompin’ with Tubbs to Save One Boob at a Time! Yes it’s that time of the year when those crazy ladies in pink throw on the snowshoes at Scenic Caves and raise a lot of money and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! The event’s tally this year was over $45,000. Tremendous support for a great cause! Well done ladies and special thanks and congrats to the ‘Breast Damn Stompers’ who were awarded for both Best Dressed Team and Top Team Fundraisers bringing in over $10,000! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography
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Siesta Sun Spa - After 5 This month’s Business After 5 was hosted by Ingrid Bouius with Siesta Sun Spa Inc. located at 30 – 45th Street South, Unit 7, at 45th and Mosley, in Wasaga Beach. Siesta Sun offers a safe and ultra clean environment for tanning. All staff are “smart tan” certified so you can enjoy a controlled and comfortable tanning session. Get a fast, efficient tan, with stand up or lie-down machines. A fabulous evening of networking, auction prizes, delicious food and great people! Photos: Selena Blais
by Jane Schnurr
Life is like a game of Baseball
e have all heard the expression ‘it is how you play the game that counts’. Most games are focused on winning; not many are cooperative. To win at baseball you have to be on the winning team and play all the innings. How many times in your life have you: • Been thrown a curve ball – you didn’t see it coming • Felt like you were in the outfield – nothing was happening • Waited for the home run - the big hit that knocks you out of the park • Wished you could stop fumbling – and be a better catcher • Keep getting walked – and you want to run • Struck out – three strikes and you were out • Found your bases loaded – you were so close and tried so hard • Wished you were on a winning team As a Coach I see many who just want their homerun. To win the game though you have to be in it for the long haul; you have to play all the innings. It takes team effort in life and in business. Who is on your team? Do they know their position and the value they bring? If you have struck out, know it is part of the game. Keep practising, work with your team, stay positive and focused. You will be back up to bat going for that home run before you know it. Life can be full of setbacks, challenges and disappointments. Without these we really would not appreciate the excitement of new opportunities and the sweetness of success. In truth, the homeruns are a bonus and a small part of the game. Keep playing ball it’s your life. Game on! To learn more contact Coach Jane, Business Coach and Leadership Development Expert at 705-444-5338 or visit www.awesomecoaching.com. Coach Jane Schnurr coaches business leaders and individuals to pursue their dreams and live an awesome life. © Awesome Coaching Enterprises 2012
Take a hike with the dogs! The GTHS first annual Wiggle Waggle Winter Walk on February 10th was a huge success! The day was gorgeous, the dogs were animated and the chili was delicious! Sponsors included: High on Health, Tim Hortons, Loblaws, Blue Ridge Meats, Science Diet, Mullin’s Pet Supplies, Kingstone Animal Chiropractic, Tempo Photography and Dogs We Love. Just over $800 was raised for the dog program, stay tuned for a possible Wiggle Waggle Fest this summer!!! Photos: mycollingwood.ca
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9 Geckos in a row is? Answer: (a) a lot of Geico TV commercials to watch (even though that little green lizard is charming, colourful and cute); (b) the very successful annual curling bonspiel organized by Julie and Gareth Carter/Men with Knives Catering in support of various charities; or (c) both of the above. The answer could be (c) but in this case I’m referring to (b) as this year’s curling extravaganza surpassed other years in terms of success and speaking of our colourful green lizard friend... how about the colourful costumes some of the curling teams came up with this year! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography
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Creemore Springs Groundbreaking
by Deborah Bunn
Creemore Springs brewed a lot of excitement when their executives, local politicians, the builder and the designer all turned the sod on their new expansion building which will increase the size of the existing plant to fill the higher product demand. Creemore Springs Brewery owned by Molson-Coors, expects to brew 24 hours a day and hire 30 more staff. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography
The Importance Of Core Strength In Pilates Traditionally, we have used our global muscles when exercising. This, however, produces short, bulky muscles, precisely the type of musculature most prone to injury. Ignoring muscles that are required for everyday tasks (or functional fitness) can leave them weak and susceptible to injury. To avoid this, we need to alter how we look at fitness, changing our focus from looking good on the outside, to building and stabilizing those muscles deep inside our bodies that form our core- that part of one’s body to which everything is attached and, from which every movement is controlled.
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In fact, the core musculature is involved in almost any athletic activity. A strong core not only affects performance, but it is crucial in preventing injuries as well. For example, a strong and stable trapezius (muscles around the shoulder) leads to scapular stability, which in turn, decreases the risk of shoulder injuries. Similarly, a stable hip girdle plays a significant role in maintaining the health of not only the hips, but the knee and ankle joints as well. And, of course, strong abdominal and back muscles translate into a stable spine, good posture, and less chance of back injuries. Core strength and injury prevention are not just relevant to sports performance. You can just as easily turn your ankle walking down the street, or pull a muscle in your back when lifting groceries, as you can playing basketball. Core training can provide a higher level of general fitness so that everyday tasks can be performed with greater ease. This way, muscles won’t be pulled or strained quite so easily and loads of laundry won’t feel as heavy. As core strength increases, so too does muscle density and fat burning capacity. By incorporating core strength and stability training into our exercise programs, we are building a solid foundation for our bodies to look, feel and function better. This is what Pilates can do for you as it relates to core strength. In summary, it strengthens one’s core muscles over time, improving stability, balance, strength, flexibility and posture, producing again, over time a longer, leaner look. Deborah Bunn is a Certified Pilates Instructor and has been teaching Pilates for over 5 years with a speciality in Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. To learn more and /or to reserve space for her classes: 705-444-2849.
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Elephant Thoughts After 5 Elephant Thoughts (ET) hosted an After 5 at their global head office here in Collingwood. ET is a national award winning childrenâ€™s education charity and has celebrated their 10th year of delivering exciting and sought after education outreach programs in schools in and around the Georgian Triangle. Guests got to pet and hold snakes and turtles and watch the lemurs bounce around. Drop into the Explore Store sometime - 10138 Hwy 26 East right across from Hyundai. You can find out more about ET on their website www.elephantthoughts.com Photos: Selena Blais
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Ontario Track 3 Ski Association Art Charity Event Their mission: Discovering Ability through the Magic of Snow Sports. The Ontario Track 3 Ski Association is a volunteer non-profit charitable organization that teaches children and youth with disabilities to downhill ski and snowboard. If you ever have the opportunity to witness some of the enthusiasm, joy and sheer excitement of these physically challenged participants flying down the slopes, you’ll understand just how amazing this organization and their programs really are for those who take part. In support of this wonderful cause founder, Doug Keary, Henk Engels (Executive Director) along with local artist, Art Cunanan, and volunteers all held a charitable art show and sale at the Tremont Hotel over the weekend of Feb.22-24th. Congratulations on a great event and thanks as well to the Probus Ski Legends for kicking off the weekend fundraiser with a donation of $1000. Kudos to all! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography
Daredevils on boards The eyes of the ‘winter sports world’ were focused on our region once again as Blue Mountain hosted a stop on the FIS World Cup Snowboard Cross schedule. Three days of exhilarating high-speed snowboard action as those ‘daredevils’ entertained the crowds through training and qualifying sessions and, of course the amazing finals with four competitors in each heat going ‘for broke’ head on! It just doesn’t get any better... well except of course for the fact that two proud Canadians ended up on the podium and took home the hardware! Congratulations to Christopher Robanske for finishing 1st in the Mens and Dominique Maltais who finished 2nd in the Ladies. Another simply awesome showing and a spectacular event! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography
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SPECIAL EVENTS LISTINGs - MARCH 2013 March 1 • Live Music - Georgia Fox - The Dam Pub Thornbury 7pm • “Pete Would Go Ski Day” Osler Bluff Ski Club. www.petecrompton.ca
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March 13 • Glow - Collingwood Museum March Break Programming - The Station, 45 St. Paul Street $10 per child. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. Please call (705) 445-4811 to sign up today!
March 3 • Cranberry Spring Bridal Show - Bear Estate, Cranberry Golf Resort.12-4 pm March 4 • Collingwood and District Historical Society Meeting - Leisure Time Club. Meeting begins at 7 pm. Admission CDHS membership or $3.00 March 5 • Winetasters Club of Collingwood - The Cranberry Resort nina@margesson. com 705-445-4474 • Making Connections: A Learning and Networking Event For Women Entrepreneurs. Wasaga Beach RecPlex Register 705-446-3355. 5-8 pm. $25.00 (includes dinner) March 6 • Focus on Seniors Speaker - Innovative agriculture, Brad Johnston - Barbetta Orchards - Meaford Hall 1pm free 1.877.538.0463 www.meafordhall.ca • Valdy - Meaford Hall - 8pm $20 www.valdy.com March 7 • Blood Donor Clinic - Meaford & St Vincent Community Centre. Call 1-888-2DONATE or visit www.blood.ca to book an appointment. 2:30 - 7:30pm • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy film - Meaford Hall 4pm & 7pm $10 March 8 • Mardi Gras Dinner and Casino Night! - Raglan Village Bistro 89 Raglan Street, Collingwood CGMH Foundation Fundraiser Tickets at Raglan Village or call Marina @ 705-445-1100 x2205 www.raglanvillage.com March 9-10 • 23rd Annual Thornbury Winter Antique Show - Beaver Valley Community Centre in Thornbury Admission is $5.00. www.FineArtandAntiques.ca March 9 • Fly it Forward -Collingwood Regional Airport. Girls are invited to participate in a free discovery flight and aviation presentation. 705-429-7137 March 11-15 • Explorations Green March Break Camp - Environment Network - All Saint Anglican Church - Stephanie Hardy 705-446-0551 email@example.com March 12 • Boxcar Drivein Collingwood Museum March Break Programming The Station, 45 St. Paul Street $10.00 per child. 930am - 1200pm. Pre-registration and prepayment are required. (705) 445-4811
March 14 • Charlotte’s Web: March Break kids theatre! Meaford Hall 2pm $15 adult $8 kids. 519.538.1060 x1203 in advance to reserve your child’s space. www.erewhontheatre.com • Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting 50/60s Diner 78:30 a.m Register 705-429-2247 March 15 • Seniors Got Talent! Collingwood Leisure Time Club 705-445-9685 or www. collingwoodleisure.timeclub.com • Shenanigans - Collingwood Museum March Break Programming - The Station, 45 St. Paul Street $10 per child. Pre-registration and prepayment are required (705) 445-4811 March 16 • Irish Coffee Party -All Saints Anglican Church 10am to 12 noon. $5.00 March 17 • Gospel Bluegrass Concert – Nottawa - Emmanuel Presbyterian Church 1:30 p.m. 705.444.6823 www.emmanuelpresbyterian.ca March 18 • WINGS (Women in Networking Growing Strong) Networking Meeting - At the Scandinave Spa www.wingsandheros.com March 20 • Focus on Seniors Speaker - Finances for Seniors, Andrew Duncan - TD Waterhouse Meaford Hall 1pm free • *No pre-registration required, accessible transportation available to area seniors free of charge, call toll free 1.877.538.0463 www.meafordhall.ca • Take This Waltz film - Meaford Hall 4pm & 7pm $10 March 23 • Beaver Valley Banked Slalom - Beaver Valley Ski Club • Mom to Mom Sale Trinity United Church, 140 Maple Street 8-11:30 am March 24 • Truck Farm documentary film - Meaford Hall 1pm $7adult $2student www. truckfarm.org March 26 • Whitehorse Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland - Meaford Hall 8pm $31whitehorsemusic.ca www.danielromanomusic.com March 30 • Easter Eggstravaganza -Wasaga Beach RecPlex10am to 3pm outdoors 705.429.3844 x 2287 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Meaford Rotary Club 75 Years! On February 2nd at the Meaford Hall, the Rotary Club of Meaford celebrated 75 years of service. The Rotary has supported many local projects including Handi Van, the Meaford Arena, Curling Club and The Harbour Rotary Pavilion and Harbour Entrance. During the celebration, the Rotary Club presented a Cheque to the Meaford Hospital Foundation in the amount of $1,000. Dignitary Bill Murdock and Bill Walker sent their well wishes for the continuing growth and future of the club. Good Luck to the future of the Club. Photos/Story: Julie Paleczny
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STAY | PLAY | EAT | SHOP WASAGA BEACH Thanks Mr. Architect The Treasures of Collingwood – The Architects Who Built Our Town (which runs from Feb. 15th through March 31st at the Press Gallery - the former EB Building at 65 Simcoe St.) is a remarkable exhibit that highlights the works of six notable Collingwood architects who are responsible for some of the most impressive buildings erected through the early years (late 1800’s through early 1900’s) of our town’s development. An exhibit not to be missed! Thanks to the Collingwood Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, corporate and private sponsors and, of course our wonderful friends Richard and Anke Lex. You’re simply the best! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography
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Has this Canadian winter left you feeling sluggish? Have subzero temperatures and a lack of sunshine driven you inside to hibernate where comfort foods lurk around every corner? Self-medicating the winter blahs with sugary treats is not uncommon and I’m no stranger to seasonal temptations. If you’re riding my wavelength, try these two simple substitutions to boost your wellbeing before spring arrives.
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Beans for breakfast. Beans are high in fiber and protein which help to regulate blood sugar, keeping you energized and satisfied between meals. Black beans are my favourite. Similar to blueberries, they are loaded with antioxidants to help fight the effects of growing older and living in a toxic world. Doctor’s Rx: enjoy a ½ cup of cooked black beans beside your eggs instead of toast or a bagel. Garnish with sliced tomato, fresh cilantro and a pinch of sea salt for a savory start to your day. By replacing baked goods with a serving of beans, you will blast away that winter wheat belly and supercharge your energy.
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Orange is the new beige. Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene, the precursor to Vitamin A that helps to strengthen your immune system and prevent heart disease and cancer. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of potassium, which helps to prevent hypertension and stroke. Doctor’s Rx: use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes in any recipe. Mash them. Bake them. Put them into soups and add to any stir fry. Slice them into super thin rounds and you’ve got raw crackers. Remember to leave the skins on for added fiber.
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Change your food. Change your life! For more bright ideas, visit my blog www.thenaturopathickitchen.com where you can download my free recipe e-book. Aranka Jones ND is a board certified doctor of naturopathic medicine in Collingwood who runs a family practice and health-focused cooking classes. Learn more at www.arankajones.com
Cybergnome Spaghetti supper and silent auction at Stayner Collegiate. Proceeds will support Cybergnomes Team 2013 Robotics. The funds will assist a group of students from SCI who hope to travel to Boston to compete in international Robotics competitions. Photos/Story: Bryan Davies Photography
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The Dance for Hope Wasaga A charity event organized by Ehab Masad, owner of Harvey’s, Wasaga and his wife Dr. Dina Ghobrial of dental offices in Wasaga and Collingwood, was held at the Recplex and almost $8000 was raised to help with their humanitarian efforts in the Dominican. Way to go! Photos/Story: Enrique Miranda
Tame Your Unruly Paperwork As bookkeepers we come across multiple types of businesses in varying degrees of disarray. The reoccurring theme seems to be that many business owners are great at providing their service or product, but when it comes to organizing their paperwork, they’re lost. They tell us they just don’t know how to get it organized and they don’t know where or how to start. Don’t overthink it, just choose a starting point and work on getting organized a little at a time. Have a filing system that doesn’t include the kitchen table or the dash of your vehicle. Lost receipts equal lost expenses and HST credits; don’t throw your hard earned money away. We have two suggestions: the first is to purchase a portable filing box, hanging folders, file folders and tabs, organize the files so that they work for you. As an example, you might make files for banking, credit cards, HST, customer invoices and vendors. Break down your vendors by type, such as advertising, auto, office, job supplies, tools, vehicle etc. Our second suggestion: simply organize your files by month. Purchase an accordion file folder with the months, or numbers 1-12 already printed on the taps. And then pick a time to sit down and start putting your receipts in order. You don’t need to do it all at once, just work your way towards making it a new habit. And, remember that you need to keep a detailed record of your invoicing, expenses and HST. Find a method of keeping track that works for you. It could be manual, using a spreadsheet or accounting software. Regardless of the method you choose it has to be accurate and it has to provide enough detail to determine your tax obligations and entitlements. Organizing your paperwork is about finding what works best for you. It can be overwhelming, but once your paperwork is organized your spirits will lift, and soon you’ll notice that you’re able to focus on the real task at hand, selling your product or service. Rhea Burns is a Business Support Specialist with Officeology. She can be contacted at 705-293-0851 or toll free 1-800-295-8561 www.officeology.ca • email@example.com
Superbowl at the Gayety Sid Dickenson and Kathie Houghton hosted a Super Bowl party at the newly restored Gayety Theatre. New seats with cup holders, an improved lobby and consession area and best of all, new washrooms including a wheelchair accessible washroom! Guests brought food donations in support of Beaver Valley Outreach and filled the lobby with non perishable food items. Photos/Story: mycollingwood.ca
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“Brother can you ‘spare’ a dime?” Notice how adeptly I ‘coined’ that and worked an old Depression Era song title, bowling terminology, money and part of the name of one of my favourite organizations into that pun... wow sometimes I even amaze myself... not! What does amaze me is the great effort and energy that the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle put into their Bowl for Kids’ Sake each year! This is their largest annual fundraising campaign and it is vital that dollar goals be achieved in order to continue to provide the wonderful programs for the ‘littles’ in our region. Individuals and businesses in our community have always been tremendous in supporting this cause but we can never rest on our laurels. Please help if you can and let’s make this year the be$t ever! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography
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Snowman Mania kick off party! The Snowman Mania 2013 on Family Day weekend attracted lots of residents and visitors to the events that took place in Wasaga Beach during a very cold and windy weekend. The opening Ceremony on Friday held at the Canadian Tire parking lot was the place to be with the snow fun maze that kids enjoyed. There was an Ice Carving competition, a magician and human piĂąata, music, face painting and a balloon artist followed by magnificent firework display. Photos/Story: Enrique Miranda
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Team Approach Planning Open House It was a packed house as Team Approach Planning (Brian, Patrick and Arlene) welcomed their clients, families and friends to their new offices at 450 Hume Street in Collingwood. The walls adorned Brian’s amazing collection of original water colour artwork. Team Approach Planning can assist you with any of your financial needs, and with tax season just around the corner we could all use a little help! If you missed the open house, feel free to drop in to meet “the Team”. Photos/Story: Selena Blais
We’ve taken the barbeque experience to a whole new level. Rich flavours, and succulent, tender meat are reasons why we’re so passionate about smoked foods. From non traditional bbq foods like smoked arctic char, our smoked portabella mushroom burger, and our wild boar bacon tomato lettuce and smoked cheddar sandwich, to competition-worthy back ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork. All of our food is made from scratch, and smoked low and slow. Even our baked beans take 24 hours to make. Dine in our 82 seat restaurant indoors, or have an outdoor experience on our new 28 seat patio opening this Spring.
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2013 Wasaga Beach Recognition Day The Town of Wasaga Beach “Recognition Day” was held on February 23rd at the Wasaga Recplex. A wonderful day to recognize athletes, outstanding achievements and to say thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers in our community. Photos: Enrique Miranda
Certificates were presented to for outstanding Hockey Certificates for outstanding Soccer achievement were achievements were presented to the Wasaga Beach Novice presented to the 14 Girls Soccer Team for being the 2012 Rep Team for being The 2012 Georgian Bay League “C” under 14 Girl’s President’s Youth Cup Champions. Playoff Champions. Team Members: Dara Ayotte, Hailey Bennett, Jocelynne Team Members: Marcus Collins, Owen Collins, Jackson Blackier, Cheryl Buckland, Tayah Cameron, Brianna Flatt, Kyle Glaubitz, Justin Kalaj, John Claude Leveque, Carnegie, Oilvia Connell, Arabella Dalmus, Oakley Mackenzie Milne, Elliott Phillips, Riley Pitt, Dreydon Ring, Hockley, Ricki Langan, Rikki Isaacs, Kathryn LockhartAndrewThompson, Alyssa Walden, Shayne Woodlock, Gibson, Ashley McArthur, Summer Osmond, Brianna Perry Rowan Ison and Cooper Robson. Coaching Staff : Greg Schalle, Kelsie Ricks, Jessica Robins, Cassandra Shore & Pitt, Don Woodlock, Brian Collins & Charles Flatt. Lyndsey Tuck. Coach: Doug Gibson
Cal Patterson, Owen McKechnie & Dawn Braid with awards for their work with Wasaga Recreation & Kellie Leitch
Joanne Saunders receives an award from Roy & Elaine Schoenberger of the Wasaga Ganaraska Hiking Club
Certificates for outstanding achievement were presented Cal Patterson and volunteers of Wasaga RecPlex Youth to the Wasaga Beach Bantam Team #2 for being the 2012 Dance Chad and Jodi Baldwin, Marlene Hayes, Tori & John Georgian Bay Local League “A” Hockey Champions. Arrigo & Kellie Leitch Team Members: Johnathan Adamec, Aleczander Allcok, Tyler Bifolchi, Angelo Dolic, Jacob Fleer, Stephen Goulding, Brady Hammill, Jordan Kell, Tyler Leblanc, Andrew Liauba, Jordan Marin, Liam Sauve-Sundberg, Curtis Sheppard, Jordan Stewart and Robert Suszter. Coaching Staff : Todd Moreau, Ronals Fleer, Joe Manchisi & Mike Marin.
Cal Patterson, Mari Thompson of Prime Time Club with volunteers, Hazel Smith, Stella Gosselin, Shirley Cook & Kellie Leitch
Brooke Sheffer was recognized for her volunteer work with the Wasaga Beach Youth Centre
Certificates for outstanding Soccer achievement were presented to the 16 Girls Soccer Team for being the 2012 under 16 Girls Simcoe County Soccer League and President’s Youth Cup Champions. Team Members: Alexis Chomiak, Aljandra Dalmas, Nicole Dwyer, Katrina Ferrari, Breanna Gilpin, Victoria Greene, Jennifer Harris, Brook Leferink, Maddison Morris, Meaghan Perry-Schalle, Syndey Riley Sabrina Stinson, Chelsey Tuck, Katrina Turrie, Tara Walton & Sarah Willie. Coach: Steve Ferrari
Cal Patterson, Fran O’Donohue of Wasaga Sunbird Probus with volunteers Liz Ness & Dianne Dove & Kellie Leitch
Donald McDonald receives a volunteer award for his work with the Knights of Columbus
Cal Patterson, Brian Brethauer of Wasaga Community Theatre presented an award to Mary Watson & Kellie Leitch
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Polar Bear Sighting at Sunset Point! Okay, maybe a little extreme, and parents no reason to keep your kids indoors, but there really were people acting like Polar Bears... or should that be almost ‘polar bares’? Over forty brave (possibly crazy) participants dipped and jumped into the frigid water as Meridian Collingwood held its 1st Annual Polar Bear Dip in support of the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation! A very chilling tale but absolutely wonderful fundraiser! Photos/Story: Dave West Photography
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