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Waterloo Air Show may not fly BY HELEN HALL

wo years of poor weather has reduced T attendance at the Waterloo Air Show and left the organizers $350,000 in the red. David White and Richard Cooper will decide in December if they will continue to produce the show that is scheduled to be held at the Waterloo Region International Airport on June 1 and 2, 2013. White said in an interview that they will approach Waterloo region in November to see if they can get some additional sponsorship on top of the $25,000 the Region has already committed. They will also be contacting provincial and federal government agencies looking for grants. “We can’t afford to take on the risk of losing another $250,000 next year,” White said. White said the air show has been “cursed” with two years of bad weather resulting in a $100,000 loss in 2011 and $250,000 in 2012. “You can do everything in the best way possible but if you have bad weather then it doesn’t matter,” White said. However, White said he thinks the people

of Waterloo region do enjoy the event because, even with a rainy weekend in 2012, 5,000 people paid admission to attend. White and Cooper met while working on the Toronto Air Show and took over producing the Waterloo Air Show in 2011. Prior to that it had been run by the WaterlooWellington Flight Centre for two years. While both White and Cooper work in other industries full time, they created a company called Waterloo Air Show Inc. to run the show. “It’s great for the community and it highlights one of the Region’s greatest assets,” he said, referring to the airport. He said he and Cooper want to keep the show going. If they can secure some additional funding from the region and other levels of government, or find sponsors who are willing to help with funds, the show will go on in June. “We don’t have a desire to make money,” White said. “We’d just like to see it break even.” “And we really need a break with the weather,” he added.

Dereck Martin, member of the Tribal Vision dance group from Six Nations of the Grand, performs a Fancy War Dance during the inaugural First People’s Festival, which took place at the Waterloo Region Museum September 30 to Oct. 3. Showcasing First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, the festival included dance, drumming and musical performances, cultural presentations, workshops, arts and crafts displays and traditional pow wow food. About 10,000 people of First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage live in Waterloo Region. Photo by Carrie Debrone

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GREAT CANADIAN FOOD FIGHT

K-W raises 135,014 pounds of food in 48 hours for the food bank itchener and Waterloo K together raised 135,014 pounds of food in 48 hours during the Great Canadian Food Fight organized by the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. That amount was large enough to place the local cities second out of the four participating Canadian cities. Regina collected the most, K-W was second followed by Victoria and Halifax. The Great Canadian Food Fight is a new initiative in Ontario. Halifax, Regina and Victoria have competed for the past 3 years with Regina emerging victorious each time. The four Canadian cities competed Oct .11 to 13 to see which one could raise the most food in 48 hours. The cities of Kitchener and Waterloo also challenged each other to see which one could collect more food in that time. The results of the local challenge were not available at press time. “There’s been fabulous support from both cities, and the real winners are the people we serve,� said Wendi Campbell, Executive director of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. “Beyond the great quantities of food and funds raised in the 48 hours we have seen immeasurable spirit. Thank you to all the people who coordinated food drives, donated food, nudged and reminded their friends and neighbours, donated online or

stopped by The Food Bank in person,� said Campbell. “As my friends at the Regina Food Bank are fond of saying, there are no losers in the Great Canadian Food Fight.� Campbell said the amount of food collected will enable the local food bank to serve its agencies and their food program participants until mid December. The food bank is now at 86 per cent of its Fall Food Drive goal to collect 240,000 lbs of food and $178,000. There are still many food drives still going on at local schools and businesses in the area in addition to the activities that will happen over Halloween and Campbell said the food bank is confident it will meet its goals this fall. One in 20 residents of Waterloo region need the help of the food bank. Last year, through its 78 member agencies and community food programs, it fed 26,800 people and about 38 percent were children. “There are some amazing youth driven food collections coming up,� said Campbell, including food collections on Halloween, the Meal Exchange’s Trick or Eat event (trickoreat.ca), Halloween for Hunger and Free the Children’s We Scare Hunger www.freethechildren.com. Any group or person organizing a food drive is asked to register their food collection with The Food Bank www.thefoodbank.ca On Dec. 7-9, Stuff A Bus will

Wendi Campbell, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region referees as Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr and Waterloo Mayor Halloran faced each other in the ring at the the Activa Sportsplex Boxing Club to launch the Great Canadian Food Fight in support of the local food bank. Kitchener also challenged Waterloo to see which city could raise the most food for the food bank during the 48 hour Food Fight. Results of the local challenge were not available at press time. Photo by Carrie Debrone

take place at Laurentian Zehrs (Ottawa and Strasburg, Kitchener) to raise a busload of food and funds for The Food Bank. Financial donations can also be made at the food bank or at thefoodbank.ca. Nonperishable food donations can be brought to any grocery store, YMCA, Fire Hall or to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, 50 Alpine Court,

Kitchener. The most needed food items include canned meat and fish,

peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, beans in sauce and rice.

Ward 1 & 2 residents started the Great Canadian Food Fight in support of the Food Bank of Waterloo region with 1531lbs of donations from the Zehrs store at Stanley Park Mall. With the help of the Kitchener Fire Department to deliver the initial load to the food bank on Oct. 11 at 6pm as the food donation campaign was launched, Councillors Scott Davey (far right) and Berry Vrbanovic (far left) were joined by Cory Ernst, General Manager of the Zehrs store and his daughter, as well as members of the Fire Department from Station 3 at Ottawa and River.

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Kitchener’s economic development department keeps an eye on growing business “clusters” BY HELEN HALL

hile Kitchener has seen a W decrease in the manufacturing sector in recent years, other groups of related businesses, known as ‘clusters’ are growing. A business cluster is a concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field located within a geographic area. Clusters are considered a way to increase productivity and help companies compete nationally and globally. Most people are aware of the technology cluster in Kitchener that includes businesses like Google, Desire2Learn, Christie Digital, and Communitech. “If a company in digital media is looking to locate in Canada, they know about Waterloo Region and they will think about settling here,” said Kitchener’s Executive Director of Economic Development Rod Regier. The success of business clusters means more local jobs and more highly-skilled people living in the city. This helps Kitchener’s economic growth as they purchase homes, buy groceries, go out for dinner, and take in local entertainment. Regier used the Niagara wine region as an example of a very successful business cluster. “They probably thought the first person who set up a boutique winery there was crazy,” he said. There are now over 50 wineries in Niagara and related industries

that are part of the cluster include restaurants, theatres, and hotels. Kitchener’s Economic Development (KED) department keeps a close eye on the business clusters in Kitchener to see how they can help them to continue to thrive and provide jobs in the city. The department recently released a report on its consultation with representatives of the environmental cluster in Kitchener. Waterloo Region is known to house a variety of enviromental consulting firms that are known both locally and globally for their work. They include companies like Stantec, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, and Enermodal Engineering that have head offices in Waterloo Region and branches across Canada and around the globe. “This region has remarkable expertise in this area,” Regier said. Much of the work done by these companies is in environmental areas such as groundwater management, soil remediation, solar manufacturing, brownfield redevelopment and energyefficient design. Staff from the KED department interviewed representatives from 33 local companies located in Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo and Woolwich Township. Collectively they employ 1,682 people. They also met with faculty from the University of Waterloo. Those interviewed agreed that stricter environmental rules have helped their businesses to grow, along with provincial amendments

that require brown-field redevelopment. They also agreed that being located in Waterloo region was advantageous because competition for employees is fierce and they employ many engineering graduates from the University of Waterloo and related programs at Conestoga College. Twenty-three of the 33

companies interviewed said they will be hiring in the next year, and it was projected this will translate to 134 new employees. They also said they felt that “environmental leadership” was ingrained in Waterloo region. The blue bin program was invented and started in Kitchener. The participants recommended that the city introduce incentives to

encourage environmentally responsible behaviour in the business community; improve local transportation options, from cycling to better train service with Toronto; and offer networking events for environmental businesses with local real estate agents, developers, representatives from financial institutions, lawyers, consultants, and planners.

Wayne Wettlaufer nominated as Ontario PC candidate for Kitchener-Centre

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ayne Wettlaufer will be the Ontario PC candidate for Kitchener Centre when the next provincial election is called. Wettlaufer previously served as MPP for Kitchener Centre from 1995 to 2003. “Better days are ahead for Ontario, but only if we get our fiscal

house in order and our economic fundamentals back in line in the face of a $30 billion deficit and an ongoing jobs crisis,” said Wettlaufer. Wettlaufer proposes balancing the budget to encourage businesses to expand and hire, lowering taxes for job-creating businesses, treating

affordable energy as a cornerstone of economic growth, a more flexible and responsive approach to regulation, and creating more skilled trades jobs by modernizing the apprenticeship system. After many years in the insurance industry, Wettlaufer works as a private consultant.

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Community Building Strategy looks at the big picture surrounding light rail transit BY HELEN HALL

There is more to planning the light rail transit system for Waterloo Region than just working with engineers on construction “Aside from the rails inside the pavement, we have to look at what else is going on. We have to build a community (around the system) to make sure that people use it,” said Becky Schlenvogt, the Project Manager for the Region’s Community Building Strategy. The Planning, Housing and Community Services department is working in collaboration with staff from Cambridge, Kitchener and

Waterloo to explore how community can be built around the rails. To do this, they have held a series of public meetings between March and September and opened a storefront office in downtown Kitchener for the Central Transit Corridor’s Community Building Strategy. Residents can go to look at the plans, ask questions, see models, look at the information gathered in workshops and public meetings, and add their ideas to what they would like to see along the Central Transit Corridor. Schlenvogt said the Community Building Strategy has a vision of seven strategies or opportunities to build community with the system:

• enhance mobility throughout the region by linking transit together • create high quality urban places by mixing urban and green spaces • strengthen employment opportunities by linking transit to employers • enhance learning by connecting education facilities to the system • encourage a healthy, inclusive community by linking residences to the transit system • green the corridor • create a great place to be by linking it to shopping and entertainment

to make it easier to get around Waterloo region,” Schlenvogt said. So far, 68 Community Building Initiatives have been collected through public consultation. They include ideas from making sure the LRT is linked to places like the Waterloo Region International Airport and Chicopee Ski Club, to greening initiatives like lining King Street between the Kitchener and Waterloo downtowns with trees. The office is located on the main floor of Kitchener’s City Hall building at 220 King St. West. It is open Tuesdays 9am to 1pm, Thursdays noon to 5pm, and Fridays “We’re looking at what we can do noon to 4pm To learn more visit to make this a better place to be and www.centraltransitcorridor.ca.

Planner Becky Schlenvogt is the Project Manager for the Region’s Community Building Strategy around light rail transit.

It’s Cool to Wear a Helmet trek raises $100,000 for local Brain Injury Association M

ike Harris, 28 and Jeff Abbott, 24 of Waterloo departed from Vancouver, BC on May 1, 2012 to long board across Canada to raise money for and educate people about brain injury. A few months later, on September 27, the two men presented a cheque for $100,000 to the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington. The purpose of the tour was to acknowledge the importance of using headgear while participating in any sporting activities with emphasis on long boarding and skate boarding. Both Jeff and Mike have suffered four concussions through

their activities in sports and both have experienced falls severe enough to break the helmets they were wearing. Because of those experiences, they decided to make a difference and came up with the idea to board across Canada promoting the slogan “It’s Cool to Wear a Helmet.” Had they not learned the importance of wearing a helmet first hand, the two admit it would have been doubtful if they would have taken the opportunity to reach their dream and long board across the country. Jeff and Mike took turns boarding for an hour at a time

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Kitchener Citizen collaborates with new newspaper in Waterloo he Kitchener Citizen is excited to announce T that it will be working collaboratively with the Cord Community Edition – a new community newspaper in Waterloo. Branching off from its Wilfrid Laurier University student publication The Cord, the new Cord Community Edition will focus on coverage of events in the City of Waterloo, local politics, sports and arts and education with a goal to find and cover the local stories that are often missed or ignored by larger media. The Cord Community Edition will be delivered free to Waterloo’s 33,000 households, synchronizing publication dates with the Kitchener Citizen. The partnership allows the Kitchener Citizen and the Cord Community Edition to offer expanded advertising coverage and both publications will share articles that are of interest to both cities. When Cord Community Edition publisher Bryn Ossington approached The Kitchener Citizen editors about the partnership, we immediately jumped at the chance to help a fledgling newspaper. In meetings throughout the summer, the enthusiasm and drive exhibited by the new paper’s young, eager staff proved intoxicating. As a community newspaper that has established itself in the Kitchener area over the last 17 years (and one of a very few independent newspapers in Ontario) we believe we have a duty to not only help nurture the development of other independents, but also the profession of journalism. There is a whole crop of young writers at the Cord Community Edition eager to hone their craft and contribute positively to their community though their work. All the best to Publisher Bryn Ossington and his crew. We look forward to a long and happy relationship. Carrie Debrone and Helen Hall Editors and Publishers, Kitchener Citizen

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

How safe is it to cycle our roads?

How safe is it to cycle our roads? This is the most frequently asked question by active cyclists like myself, drivers of motor vehicles, parents of kids of all ages and all of those “would-like-to-be cyclists”. The answer is actually very simple. Cycling in general is as safe as we all allow it to be. As any other means of transportation, bicycles must be operated in a proper and safe manner at all times. When cycling on highways, roads, streets and even sidewalks, there are enforceable Laws of the Road (outlined in the Ontario Highway Traffic Act) and municipal By-Laws in place. After all, a bicycle is a vehicle and cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities when used on the road as any motor vehicle drivers and vice versa! Commuting, sport riding and touring requires cyclists to use and share public roads with rest of the traffic. To provide a safe haven for cyclists by separating them totally from other traffic is not only unrealistic and simplistic, but also counterproductive. Some activists go as far as to demand unrestricted cycling on sidewalks. Properly designed, built and maintained dedicated bicycle trails and Bike Lanes can definitely be a huge asset to our community, but they are not THE solution to safe cycling either.

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The following is Publisher Bryn Ossignton’s students. He encouraged us to look past the walls column in the first Cord Community Edition dated of campus for our reporting and engage with the October 18, 2012 broader community and telling stories that are being missed by mainstream newsrooms. What you are holding in your hands is the result Henry passed away this past September but of years of work and planning from the staff and leaves behind him a legacy as a passionate volunteers at WLU Student Publications. It is our journalist who cared about telling stories and intent to, through the creation of the Cord shedding light on issues. In the many tributes that Community Edition, share the skills and passions followed his death one theme was clear, Henry of our journalists, designers and editors to the was a mentor to pretty much anyone who would broader community by telling stories that matter to you. The Cord newspaper was founded over 86 listen. Henry was exceptionally generous with his years ago and has stood out in this community and time and even after he returned home to across the country as a leader in campus media, Washington was more than willing to help me sort through this initiative we hope to deliver to you through this idea to look at our newsroom as the same level of journalism and storytelling about more than a campus newsroom. It only seems fitting that as we continue to this community that we have successfully deliver this new publication that we do so with the delivered to the WLU campus for years. The idea for this publication was spawned in same standards and integrity that the man who 2009 when former CBC Washington instigated this project espoused throughout his Correspondent Henry Champ came to speak to career. As we grow this publication in this the staff and volunteers at WLU Student community we hope that you will engage us and Publications. Henry, by this time retired, was help us to tell stories that you feel matter to our insistent that he was not going to come and speak community. The power of journalism in this age about how things were in the old days. He is that it no longer has to be a one way demanded that we give him something to conversation. We encourage you to reach out to research and prepare to discuss with us. He was us with your thoughts, complaints, compliments a journalist after all and needed something to and story ideas. We want you to hold us report. I suggested to him that we would like to accountable to the standards of fine journalism hear from a veteran journalist that what we are that journalists like Henry had in order to earn aspiring to do is important and that there is a future for journalism and jobs for journalists. In the trust of readers and viewers. It is my hope that preparation for his talk Henry researched as this publication grows you will begin to feel a developments in student media from across sense of ownership and pride for it. North America. He scoured Pew Research reports and looked at case studies from campus Bryn Ossington is the Executive Director of WLU media and corporate media partnerships. What Student Publications and Publisher of the Cord Henry brought to us was a challenge. He dared us Community Edition. He can be reached at to stop looking at ourselves as “student bryn.ossington@wlusp.com journalists” rather journalists who happen to be

The human behaviour is! We, as cyclists, are responsible to obey Traffic Laws and applicable By-Laws as soon as we or our children mount a bike. To have an adequate operating skill and proper equipment required for riding activities we are engaged in is a must. Be a good example to others. And last, but not least: belong! Become a part of a cycling community without borders, where courtesy, camaraderie and a respect rules. It does not cost you a penny. Safety Level, in cycling, as in any other activity in our life, is proportional to amount of knowledge of the subject, competence, experience and self discipline of every individual. So, where do we start? A good start is to get the “CYCLING SKILLS” (Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling) booklet from the Ontario Cycling Association www.ontariocycling.org . This web site also offers additional and useful information related to cycling in Ontario. If you desire, you can contact or join one of cycling clubs in your area. If you are not an organized sports enthusiast, look for locally available Cycling Courses or you can contact mirocycle@sentex.ca in the KW, Cambridge area.

Now, in closing, just a “little” advice to the novice: In order to enjoy safe cycling you should decide what type of cycling you would like to do, under what conditions and to what extent. This will have an impact on selection of suitable bicycle and equipment. Obtain as much professional advice from several different sources before purchasing a bicycle. Remember: there is no such thing as “universal” or “good” cheap bicycle. Proper frame size and design, proper adjustment to physical proportions of the rider, type of saddle, type of tires and quality of individual components are only a few important factors in selecting and buying a bicycle. Get familiar with your bicycle and be proficient in its handling before riding on the road. To find more info on the Highway Traffic Act and Regulations of Ontario, visit www.mto.gov.on.ca and www.e-low.gov.on.ca. Important: Rules Of the Road vary by province, state or country and By Laws vary by municipality. I hope to see you pedalling safely on the road soon. Mirek Stehlik, Kitchener

Kitchener’s Changing Landscape

hat is a Transit Hub? Recently, you may W have read about an Open House introducing the forthcoming Transit Hub at the corner of King and Victoria Street. This Transit Hub is a large station to bring together GRT buses, LRT Trains, GO Buses/Trains and VIA. Through all this activity, cyclists and pedestrians will need to sort their way. In the next week or two, the Region will ask the City of Kitchener to re-zone the land for a variety of uses including office towers. The proposed land use will help off-set the cost of the LRT(we hope). At present,

no height restriction exists for these towers. What would be your choice? Several 40-storey or 30-storey towers? A variety of heights for the towers? Should the new land development reflect its old industrial roots? This area is meant to be a ‘people place’ so let your Councillors know what you think. Further to the East of King and Victoria, another dramatic change in the urban landscape will occur within the next year or two or three. Weber Street in this area will become a 4-lane street. A railway overpass bridge will be built so

you and your vehicle will no longer have to wait for trains coming to and from Kitchener. Just think, for now, no more traffic hold-ups! To accomplish this Weber Street project, 38 structures, mainly houses, will be demolished. If you want to photograph the present streetscape, I urge you to go today. It won’t be long before it all changes; for better or for worse, I’ll let you be the judge! Jean Haalboom Regional Councillor


Kitchener Sports Association expands grant program BY CARRIE DEBRONE

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ocal athletes and sports groups could be big winners this year. The Kitchener Sports Association (KSA), which has assisted Kitchener athletes and local sports organizations by providing grant money for years, will now also be offering grant money to athletes and sports groups

from Waterloo and the townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. KSA’s expanded geographical area is now in line with the Athlete of the Year program, the K-W Community Foundation (which administers the KSA Legacy Fund) and is more in line with the Kitchener Rangers’ fan base. In the past few years, the KSA has given away about $125,000 annually. In 2008 its donation and

The Kitchener Sports Association presented a $2,000 cheque to the Waterloo County Rugby Club in support of the expansion of the club's "outreach" program, which introduces rugby to students in more area schools. Started in 1960, the local not-for-profit rugby club is now the second largest rugby club in Ontario with over 200 members. WCRC prides itself on its mission to promote and develop the game of rugby in the community through a positive manner, while promoting an inclusive environment with long term health benefits. The cheque was presented at the KSA's September 18 dinner meeting. From left: Luke Demeter (WCRC Treasurer), Jeff Klompus (WCRC President), Mike Hewitson (WCRC Program Director) and KSA's Russ Woloshyn. Photo by Gord Dearborn

grants peaked at $265,000 when the Rangers hosted the Memorial Cup. The KSA raises money through the sale of 50/50 draw tickets at Rangers’ home games. With the addition of almost 1,000 seats as part of the recent expansion of the Kitchener Auditorium, and predicting a banner year for Rangers games ticket sales, the KSA expects to raise more money this year. Acknowledging that the change will standardize the residency criteria for all KSA grant programs and the fact that most local minor sports groups now operate across municipal boundaries, at its September meeting, KSA members approved a recommendation from its Operating Committee to expand its grant program. Offering grants to a larger geographical area will also affect the KSA’s Scholarship Program and it is likely that the number of scholarships available for 2013 will be increased. Details on its revamped Scholarship Program are expected to be finalized shortly. Deadline for applications will be in late April. The KSA is also working on a new program to fill the void left by its earlier decision to discontinue its Olympic Dreams Program. The new program will accept grant applications from athletes competing at the highest levels in all sports rather than only in sports recognized by the Olympic Committee. For more information about the KSA grant programs visit www.kitchenersports.ca.

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Enjoy dinner and the game BY CAR RIE DEBRONE

he Kitchener Rangers Hockey T Club has partnered with a number of local restaurants to offer

Kitchener Minor Girls Softball Association’s Annual General Meeting takes place on November 5 at 7pm at King's Buffet Restaurant. We invite all members of the association to attend to hear about the past season, and ask any questions you may have of the Board of Directors.

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a free express bus ride from the restaurants to hockey games. The Rangers Express program will allow fans to meet the Rangers Express bus at seven locations for a free ride to the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium. At the conclusion of the game, the bus will pick fans up at the same Aud entrance where they were dropped off and deliver them back to the restaurant where they first boarded. On game nights, the Rangers Express bus is free. Buses will depart from the restaurants for the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium 45 minutes prior to game time. The bus will return riders to their original location, leaving the Aud about 10 minutes after the game's Three Star selection. The bus will leave if passengers do not board in time. In the case of an emergency, transportation will be made available during the game to Rangers Express riders. Riders in need of emergency transportation while at the game should go to the Rangers’ information booth located in the North Concourse of the arena to request help. The bus service is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Only one bus will depart from each pickup location on each game day. The Rangers Express bus will

be available at the following ST. LOUIS BAR AND GRILL restaurants: (283 Northfield Dr. E): The bus will park outside the restaurant's CASEY'S BAR AND GRILL, main entrance SUNRISE CENTRE (1440 Ottawa St. S.): The bus will park MONTANA'S WATERLOO outside the restaurant's main (310 The Boardwalk): The bus entrance will park in the receiving area behind the restaurant. MOOSE WINOOSKI'S (SPORTSWORLD CROSSING): DOWNTOWN KITCHENER The bus will be parked in the lot RESTAURANTS (200 King St. between McDonalds and Ye's W): The bus will be parked on Sushi Young Street side of Kitchener City Hall, by the entrance to the CASEY'S BAR AND GRILL Parking Garage. (1120 Victoria St. N.): The bus will park outside the restaurant's MONTANA'S KITCHENER main doors (740 Ottawa St. S): Inquire inside the restaurant.

Aud ready to host 50th season game opener Oct. 19 A fter about eight months of construction, the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium expansion is nearly completed and the Aud will officially open on Friday, October 19th as the Kitchener Rangers start their 50th season with a home opener game against the Oshawa Generals. The $12-million expansion added 968 seats to the arena raising its seating capacity to about 7,500. The expansion also provided a third-level concourse, a fourthlevel media room and loft-style suites, concessions, washrooms

and renovated team space, including dressing rooms, player services, offices and retail area. The Kitchener Rangers are funding the expansion - a move made possible by a repayable loan from the City of Kitchener based on a 15-year repayment schedule. The newly-completed renovation is a scaled-back, less-costly version of the original Kitchener Rangers proposal tabled in 2010, which sought approval from city council for a 3,500-seat expansion that would have cost about $65-million.

KPL Genealogy Fair at Kitchener City Hall Nov. 3 B eginners and experts alike are invited to KPL’s second annual Genealogy Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Kitchener City Hall. The fair includes workshops, the chance to speak with experts, as well as more than 25 exhibits and vendors. Admission is free and no registration is required -- simply drop by. Keynote speaker Kevin James, Professor of History, Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Guelph will deliver a talk titled "Connecting Family and Public Histories" at 10am in the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda. Drawing on novel examples of partnerships using sources from census returns to cookbooks, James explores recent efforts to connect family history and genealogy to 'public' history, and

talks about exciting new directions for collaborations between historians (amateur and professional), of the family, of the state and of society. His research focuses on comparative Scottish and Irish social history. James has appeared on History TV's Ancestors in the Attic and has contributed to What's in a Name? and BBC Scotland's Grand Tours of Scotland and Scots who Found the Modern World.

• Researching Czech Parish Registers with Ed Zapletal, Moorshead Magazine • Researching Scottish Ancestry with Christine Woodcock, Genealogy Tours of Scotland • Deciphering German Script with Lutzen Riedstra • Care of Genealogy Documents with Carolyn Bart-Riedstra, Archives Association of Ontario • Genealogical Research In Ireland with Dr. David Other presentations at the Elliott, Kinfolk Finders fair will include: • Surfing the Census with • Finding Great-Grandma’s Melissa Ellis, Archive Search Grandchildren with Ruth • Using Archives Online with Burkholder,RMBGenealogy Lesley Webb and Sheryl Tilley, • Ask the Experts with the Region of Waterloo Waterloo Region Branch, OGS • Researching the United • Getting Started: Genealogy Empire Loyalists with Doris 101 with Karen Ball-Pyatt, Ann Lemon, UEL Grand Local History Librarian, KPL River Branch

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ormer Downtown Kitchener BIA Executive Director Mark Garner became the Director of Business Development for the City of Waterloo on Oct. 12. While the Kitchener BIA Board of Directors searches for a permanent new director, Erin Young has accepted the role of Interim Executive Director on a contract basis until January 31st, 2013. Young will continue the work of the Kitchener BIA to ensure its

ongoing success and evolution, continued focus and execution of the Downtown Action Plan 20122016 in partnership with the City of Kitchener Economic Development Organization and ongoing work the BIA does in Downtown Kitchener. The BIA has formed a hiring committee and the job will be publicly posted. “The organization is in a great position based on the team we have in place. The board’s focus is to

ensure we are addressing the interests of the membership and the execution of the strategic plan continues forward. The board will ensure we have a solid Executive Director in the role taking over from Mark and continuing with the Downtown revitalization,” said Dr. Colin Leis, Chair of the BIA Board of Directors. The hiring process is expected to take a few months.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING #1 Huron Village Boundary Study Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. Country Hills Public School Gymnasium 195 Country Hills Drive, Kitchener The Huron Village Boundary Study involves Alpine P.S., Country Hills P.S., and Laurentian P.S. This study will be establishing a boundary for the new Jean Steckle P.S., opening September 2013, located at 130 Woodbine Avenue, Kitchener. PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING The WRDSB is holding a public meeting to gather feedback and answer questions from parents and members of the community about proposed boundary changes. Staff will make a brief presentation about the boundary study process and school boundary options, followed by a question and answer period. It is important to note that no decisions have been made by the Board and no changes will happen before September 2013. More information on the Huron Village Boundary Study can be obtained by visiting www.wrdsb.ca and searching “Huron Village Study,” or by contacting the Board’s Planning Department at 519-570-0003 ext. 4419. Should you require special accommodations in order to attend in this meeting, please contact Andrea Kean at 519-570-0003 ext. 4419 or by email at boundaryfeedback@wrdsb.on.ca Ted Martin Chairperson of the Board

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Students at Mackenzie King Public School in Kitchener created a hand print banner in honour of Say Hi Day at their school September 26. The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council (WRCPC) partnered for the 6th consecutive year with the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to bring the Say Hi campaign into schools. In celebration schools across the region planned a variety of activities to bring students together and create a stronger sense of community at their school. From left: Grade 2 Teacher Tamara Schmelzle, Caleb Moua, Jordan Ripley, Logan Ireland, Hailey Campbell.

“YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD IN ANY SEASON”

2012 Festival of Neighbourhoods Finale Oct. 21 at Kitchener City Hall BY CAR RIE DEBRONE

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n September 30, neighbours in the Mt. Hope-Breithaupt Park area gathered for a guided walk to better understand the region’s plans to widen Weber Street in preparation for construction of the new regional transportation/LRT hub. The unique activity was one of over 50 neighbourhood events registered in the 2012 Festival of Neighbourhoods and is an example of how neighbourhoods have been brought together across the city since last fall. Other activities registered for this year’s Festival of Neighbourhoods include a pumpkin display, street BBQs, park clean ups and movie nights. Registered neighbourhoods are eligible to receive a range of awards, including a $10,000 neighbourhood improvement grant from the City of Kitchener. Kitchener’s Festival of Neighbourhoods encourages everyone to build a stronger community by stepping off their front porch and reaching out to meet their neighbours. Over 10,000 people are estimated to have taken part in neighbourhood activities registered between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012. The Festival of Neighbourhoods Finale will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 from 1 – 3pm at the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda when neighbours from across

On Sept. 30, local architect John MacDonald takes a group of residents from the Mt. Hope-Breithaupt Park area of Kitchener on a guided walk to better understand plans to widen Weber Street in preparation for construction of the new regional transportation/ LRT hub. The event is one of many neighbourhood activities registered this year with the Festival of Neighbourhoods, which will hold its Finale at Kitchener City Hall Oct. 21.

Kitchener, who also held activities and events to bring their neighbours together, will join together to celebrate their achievements. The Festival Finale includes refreshments and activities for all ages, stories, displays, prizes and awards including the draw for the

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Community SPOTLIGHT Five local women win provincial leadership awards BY CARRIE DEBRONE

ive local women have been honoured with F Ontario Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities Awards. Kari Kokko, Raisa Rattsen, Adrienne Fiander, Avril Aves and Ana Luz Martinez were presented with their awards Oct. 12 by Kitchener Centre MPP John Milloy at a ceremony at Mosaic Counselling and Family Services in Kitchener. Established in 2006, the award recognizes and celebrates women and girls whose exceptional leadership as mentors and role models has made a positive difference in their communities. Since its launch, Ontario has recognized more than 325 women and girls. “I am so impressed by the difference these women and girls are making in our community. Their leadership and action are building stronger connections among women and girls across Ontario and inspiring us all,” said Milloy. Avril Aves thanked the many other women in this area who have worked to help make our community a better place to live. “I had many women who taught me about community development. They are the wind beneath this community. I am so fortunate to live and work here,” Aves said. “I would not be accepting this award without the support of this community. I have been fortunate to be mentored by good women,” said Ana Luz Martinez. This year’s recipients are: Kari Kokko – Has demonstrated vision and leadership, as well as dedication to community development thought the arts. For the past four years, she has been the Group Mentoring Facilitator for Pathways to Education. In this role she focused on connecting youth with positive adult role models and facilitating engaging and educational group activities. She is the founder and director of the Community Music School of Waterloo Region (CMSWR), an organization that recognizes the power of music to strengthen community connections and nurture personal growth. Her music school offers music lessons to youth who otherwise would not have access to formal music training. She is the recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Award (2010), the Wilfrid Laurier Alumna of the Year Award (2012), and the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community Award of Recognition. Avril Aves – Aves has a particular interest in the social impact of access to leadership development for women. In the past 25 years, much of her work has been in creating opportunities for low income and culturally diverse women to participate in community. She advocates embracing the individual’s strengths as a way to help people meet their challenges; whether these are situational, economic or emotional. In her work as a Counsellor and Diversity Educator at KW Counselling, she reached out to hundreds of newcomers to Waterloo region. She inspired them as parents, working women and leaders. She has worked on settlement and integration programs such as Focus For Ethnic Women’ YMCA Settlement Services and Bridging Resources Program. She facilitated the Bridging Resources program, which provides opportunities for newcomers to develop skills as local community leaders and helpers. She holds a Masters degree in

Five local women received Ontario Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities Awards on October 12 in Kitchener. From left: front, Avril Aves, Ana Luz Martinez, Adrienne Fiander’s mother Michaela Schlindler (Schlindler accepted the award on behalf of her daughter who is studying in the United Kingdom and could not be at the ceremony), Raisa Rattsen, back, MPP John Milloy, Kari Kokko.

Psychology and has been a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers since 2003. She has also served on several volunteer boards and in 2006 was awarded the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. Ana Luz Martinez – Martinez was born and raised in Guatemala, lived in Mexico as a refugee, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Education. Since arriving in Canada, she has been an active volunteer within the Latin American community focusing on helping refugees and immigrants to this region through organizing cultural, social and political events. She volunteered with the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre for several years connecting cultural members with resources, supporting health care providers and accompanying people to meetings with health care professionals for support and interpretation. She is a member of the Bridging Resources Program. Initially a volunteer and currently employed by the Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Centre as its Settlement Programs Coordinator, she is committed to strengthening the emotional fabric of ethnic communities and promoting a sense of belonging to Waterloo region. Raisa Rattsen – Rattsen has been actively involved in the Russian community for more than 25 years, assisting with the settlement of Russians to this area for more than two decades. She was

instrumental in establishing the Russian Orthodox Church in Waterloo region and is fondly referred to as the Church Matron. In this role she prepares the services, organizes the collection and spearheads fundraisers. She also organizes excursions and concerts, conducts children’s matinees and hosts tea parties for Russian speaking immigrants and hosts New Year’s Eve parties in her own home which attract up to 200 people. Adrienne Fiander – Fiander has been an active student throughout her school years. As a Grade 12 Bluevale High School student she was elected Student Trustee for the Waterloo Region District School Board and represented the region at a provincial conference. While at Bluevale she cochaired the Relay for Life raising over $91,000 organized 'strip the streets' in Waterloo, and event focused on youth homelessness, co-led the environment club, directed a school pay, which won special commendation at the Sears Drama Festival and sang in the women’s voice ensemble. She is actively involved in the Waterloo Mennonite Brethren youth group and volunteered at Ray of Hope Community Centre. She won Knight of the Year at her graduation and is currently studying at Capernwray Bible College in the United Kingdom. She plans to return to Canada next year to study education at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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ARTS&Entertainment In the Mind’s Eye offers glimpse into issues of addiction through films, workshops Resiliency Initiatives in Calgary, Alberta and holds an adjunct status with the School of Medicine at the a rare and real glimpse into issues of University of Calgary. Register at: wgdrugstrategy.ca/cfps/ substance use and addiction. This unique series offers a glimpse at life through the eyes of Trauma Informed Care Theory someone suffering with an & Practice Webinar addiction; attempting to beat an October 25, 2012 — 10 - 11am Kidslink and Waterloo Region addiction; or affected by problematic substance use - Crime Prevention Council invite you spouses, children, parents, friends. to participate in a webinar about Now in its 7th year, this widely Trauma Informed Care Theory & acclaimed series combines a film Practice. The training will be led by festival with workshops and Laurie Robinson a practitioner with keynote speakers at many free over 30 years experience in direct service, and leadership roles in child, events. In the Mind’s Eye runs in youth and family services. Child and October and November at locations youth workers, counsellors, social workers, mental health practitioners, throughout Waterloo Region. parole officers, police constables and anyone else interested in trauma are EVENTS encouraged to participate either online or over the phone. For Changing Futures Prevention additional details and registration Summit Lakeside Church, information please visit: www. 7654 Conservation Road, Guelph eventbrite.ca/event/3197145749 October 18, 2012 The Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy and its partners are hosting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder the Changing Futures Prevention (FASD) Forum Summit, a day uniting community November 12, 2012 members with national and 8:30am - 4:30pm international experts to discuss Bingeman’s Ballroom, evidence-based, practical approaches Bingeman’s Conference Centre to substance misuse prevention and 425 Bingeman’s Centre Drive, mental health promotion with Kitchener children and youth in Wellington, FASD Forum 2012 - Practical Dufferin, and Guelph. Who should attend: Funders, policy makers, Community Response. Keynote parents, healthcare professionals, speaker Dan Dubovsky, FASD early childhood and early years staff, Specialist with the SAMHSA educators, mental health and FASD Centre of Excellence. Learn addiction service providers, criminal why effective strategies are justice partners, child welfare important and how they can workers, mentors, and community prevent secondary disabilities • members that have an impact on Come away with practical strategies for your toolkit. Learn about child and youth development. Speakers will be: Kenneth exciting community initiatives in Minkoff, M.D. is a board-certified Waterloo Region Lutherwood’s Dr. psychiatrist with a certificate of Karen MacLeod and Jenni Smith, additional qualifications in C.Y.C. will discuss practical addiction psychiatry; a dedicated strategies to support the disability. community psychiatrist, and Registration (includes continental currently is a clinical assistant breakfast and sandwich lunch): professor of psychiatry at Harvard Professionals - $99 Parents and Medical School and a senior students - $35 systems consultant for ZiaPartners in San Rafael, CA, working with Screening for Intimate Partner Christie A. Cline, MD, MBA, Violence in Health Care Settings Webinar – November 21, 2012 President of ZiaPartners. By Live Video Link: Dr. Gabor 1 - 2pm The Waterloo Region Crime Maté is a Canadian physician, public speaker and bestselling author and Prevention Council, Region of Dr. Wayne Hammond, the president Waterloo Public Health, Waterloo and executive director with Region Sexual Assault / Domestic

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Violence Treatment Centre and the Domestic Assault Review Team of Waterloo Region invite you to participate in a webinar about Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Health Care Settings. The training will be led by Patricia Mousmanis a community based family physician and Dr. Robin Mason a Scientist at Women’s College Hospital in the Violence. Physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals are encouraged to participate either online or over the phone. For additional details and registration information please visit: www.eventbrite.ca/event/3905252716

FILMS November 7, 7pm Queen Street Commons Cafe 43 Queen Street South, Kitchener History of Intoxicants (USA, 2011, 5 min) - A short film tracing the history of intoxicants from 9000 B.C. to present day, examining both patterns of intoxicant use and their presence throughout human history. Did You Know: War on Drugs Edition (Canada, 2010, 4 min) -For anyone who wants to better understand the negative impacts of drug prohibition, or who is looking for a refresher on years of research evidencing cost-effective, safe, and humane alternatives to the "war on drugs", the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy presents Did You Know: The War on Drugs Edition (DYN). Do You Know provides a fast-paced overview of the evidence concerning the effectiveness of national and international drug policy based on studies, reports and peer-reviewed journals from the United Nations, US Department of Justice and more. The House I Live In (USA, 2012, 107 min) - In the past 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and destroyed impoverished communities at home and abroad. Yet drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever. Where did we go wrong, and what can be done? Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In tells the stories of individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to

Mary Poppins to open first season at New Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge M

ary Poppins will be the inaugural production at Drayton Entertainment’s new Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge. The Drayton Entertainment production of Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, will run for 8 weeks, March 6 to April 28, 2013. “Mary Poppins is unequivocally the most ambitious production to take centre stage in our 22year history,” said Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director and CEO of Drayton Entertainment. “This is going to be a landmark production for Cambridge and Waterloo region, and will be remembered fondly for many years to come.” The lavish stage spectacle centers on the story of the Banks family and how their lives change after the arrival of nanny Mary Poppins at their home at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London. The production is filled with technical wizardry and special effects, as

well as captivating numbers and memorable songs by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers. A certified hit on Broadway and in London’s West End, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge in recent years, having entertained 9.6 million theatregoers around the world. The musical is the winner of 44 major theatre awards, including Tony®, Olivier, Helpmann and Evening Standard awards. Tickets for Mary Poppins, as well as the other 2013 season productions, went on sale exclusively to Members of Drayton Entertainment October 1st. These members make an annual donation to the not-for-profit charitable organization in exchange for several benefits, including advance booking privileges before the general public sales starting December 3rd. For more information on the season and membership contact the Box Office toll free at 1855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida--the "Colombia of prescription drugs" — to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale to the rolling hills of November 14, 7pm Appalachia. "The OxyContin Queen Street Commons Cafe Express" features intimate access 43 Queen Street South with pill addicts, prisoners and law History of Intoxicant (USA, 2011, enforcement as each struggles with a lethal national epidemic. 5 min) Did You Know: War on Drugs Edition (Canada, 2010, 4 min) November 21, 7pm Living Juarez (Mexico, 2010, 21 Queen Street Commons Cafe min) - In December 2006, during his 43 Queen Street South first week in office, Mexican President Felipe Calderón declared History of Intoxicants (USA, 2011, war on the drug cartels with the full 5 min) backing of the U.S.A. and others in If Only I (Canada, 2000, 35 min) – the international community. Since If only she hadn’t been sexually then, more than 50,000 people have died in Mexico as a result of the abused by her father. If only she “War on Drugs”. Ciudad Juárez, hadn’t become addicted to heroin. If across the border from El Paso only she hadn’t attempted suicide. If Texas is now considered among the only she wasn’t paralyzed from the deadliest city in the world. There is waist down. If only she wasn’t now an estimated 10,000 security financially and physically dependent. forces patrolling the streets of With startling candour and Ciudad Juárez where the violence disarming clarity, Colleen attempts continues to escalate. Living Juárez looks at the Ciudad Juárez to rewrite the tragedies of her young neighborhood of Villas de Salvárcar life in Montreal as she recounts all of where in January 2010, youth her "if only’s" to us in the most direct attending a birthday party were address imaginable, an unflinching, brutally murdered. In the relentless and unadorned close-up. massacre’s immediate aftermath, Submarino (Denmark, 2010, 110 Calderón characterized the youth as min) - Vinterberg’s latest is a gang members. The outraged devastating, completely mesmerizing families personally confronted portrait of two brothers, victims of a Calderón at public forums after the neglectful, abusive alcoholic mother, massacre. Living Juarez tells the who as children experience trauma story of the victims of our War on Drugs: regular people just trying to so horrible that they are still battling survive in a city over run by to overcome many years later—with violence and corruption. The little success. The older brother neighborhood of Villas de Salvárcar (Jakob Cedergren) is a hard drinker is organized and speaking out just released from prison for taking against the arbitrary and frequent a broken heart out on a complete abuses that are committed against stranger by beating him to a pulp. civilians and particularly the youth The inexplicably nameless younger in Ciudad Juárez.This film provides brother (Peter Plaugborg) is a single an honest and realistic portrayal of father and heroin addict who turns the unintended but widely accepted to dealing. Watching their harrowing collateral damage resulting from the application of the laws parallel struggles for survival, you governing the prohibition of certain can practically taste their pain. The only ray of hope in this dark world is psychoactive substances. The Oxycontin Express (USA, the younger brother’s angelic son— 2009, 48 min) - In this Peabody perhaps because his corruption has Award-winning edition of Vanguard, only just begun.

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Globe Studios – the development of a successful studio run by artists for artists BY CARRIE DEBRON E

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ften success is defined by the ability of an organization to repay money it is loaned to help with its future development. Repayment is often difficult – especially for struggling artistic organizations. But the Globe Studios in Kitchener has beat the odds. Its story is an outstanding example of local artistic business success – a story that continues as the much-loved studio looks to the future with confidence as a well operated social profit organization run by artists for artists. In 2000, the studio, located at 141 Whitney Place in Kitchener (in the former Bonnie Stuart shoe factory building) received a loan

Waterloo Region Museum TALKS Series Waterloo Region Museum will host a new TALKS Series that starts this fall. The speaker series offers the opportunity to learn about diverse topics including various aspects of the past, present and future of the Waterloo Region and will take place in the Christie Theatre at the Waterloo Region Museum. Tickets are $8 plus HST and must be purchased in advance by calling 519-748-1914. A full series pass is $40 plus HST. Waterloo Region Museum TALKS Series: Monday, Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m. Jane Britton, Becoming a Canadian: The Breithaupt Family Journey Monday, Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m. Sandra Joyce, The Street Arab – The Story of a British Home Child Monday, Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m. Jonathan Seiling, Mennonites and other Pioneers of Peace in the War of 1812 Monday, Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. Cynthia Comacchio, Dancing to Perdition: Inventing the Teenager, 1920s – 1950s Monday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. Mike Fich, Observing the Cold Universe Monday, Nov. 26, 1:30 p.m. Rych Mills, Ten Myths about Kitchener’s History Monday, Dec.3, 1:30 p.m. Ken MacLaughlin, Celebrating Berlin’s 1912 Achievement of Cityhood For more information visit www.waterlooregionmuseum. com or call 519-748-1914.

from the City of Kitchener to develop the building as studio space for its artists. Last year, Globe Studios paid that loan off. “We’re rather proud of that,” said Isabella Stefanescu, one of the Globe Studio’s founding members. With a mandate to provide affordable, safe, dependable spaces for artists of all disciplines and to promote art, artists and community involvement the studio now houses 28 artists from a wide variety of artistic disciplines including, painters, ceramic artists, drawers, animators, photographers, sculptors, puppeteers, illustrators and actors. Led by painter Ada Kennedy Hunsberger (artist David Peter Hunsberger’s wife), Globe Studios was formed in 1988, when a group of eight artists (most were graduates of University of Waterloo’s Fine Arts program) banded together and rented a common space in the Globe Furniture Factory on the eCanbar lands in Waterloo As more artists came looking for space a move to another floor of the factory was negotiated where there was enough room to develop private studios. Stefanescu said when the Globe Furniture Factory was later slated for demolition, the artists wrote letters, collected signatures for petitions and sent delegations to council but the factory was eventually condemned and torn down. The Globe Studios artists were shifted into an adjacent office building as a temporary work arrangement. As the studio continued to grow, the need for a larger location became evident. In 1992, that space was also condemned and 24 artists were left with no place to work. Globe Studios continued as an informal association of artists and incorporated itself as a not-for-

From left, Isabella Stefanescu, artist and founding member of Globe Studios, and Becky Webster and Natalie Prevost, potters and co-organizers of the Fall Into Art Open House and Art Sale to be held at the Globe Studios, 141 Whitney Place in Kitchener Oct. 26th from 5 – 10pm.

profit organization in 1993. In 1994 it rented space on the third floor of a building at 72 Victoria Street South in Kitchener, in a former skate factory. The Globe Studios operated from there for five years and in 1998 when the Waterloo Regional Arts Council needed a home, Globe Studios welcomed it. Only a few months later, the building was sold to a developer and once again about 27 local artists were without workspace. “We put a lot of sweat equity into that space and it started to become well known. They say that artists are often the paratroopers of urban renewal and that sure was true here,” Stefanescu said noting that the space has now been developed as part of downtown Kitchener’s high tech and educational hubs. Craving stability and control of its destiny, Globe Studios decided to purchase the space it would next move into. In 2000, Globe Studios and Cityworks Inc. bought the former

Bonnie Stuart Shoe Factory using a loan from the City of Kitchener and a grant, which covered the initial down payment. In its new home Globe Studios was supported by grants from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation and the Musagetes Fund. Now a thriving artistic community, the building contains 29 units, serving as a working space for 28 artists, a pottery supply store, an architect’s office and 3 arts organizations. * * * Globe Studios globestudios.org will host its “Fall Into Art” Open House and Art Sale on Friday, October 26th from 5 -10pm. The sale features original work from the studio’s artists as well as work from about 15 local artists who display their art in the studio hallways. Work featured will include pastels, oil paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery,

ceramics, textiles, and mixed media pieces. “We want people to come in and see our studios. It’s important that we support artists who live and work here,” said Stefanescu. For more information on Globe Studios visit www.globestudios.org or call 519-744-5123.

K-W Silver Stars present Waiting for Father Anthony Oct 25 to 28 A local non-profit theatre group, the K-W Silver Stars, is set to present an original 60’s Musical Comedy – ‘Waiting for Father Anthony’ at the Woolwich Community Centre, Lions Hall, 29 Parkside Dr., St. Jacob’s Oct. 25 – 28. Evening performances will be offered on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm and matinee performances on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 at 2:30pm. The group of 50-plus-year-olds, many whom have had previous experience performing in plays and musicals, stage two productions a year in various locations across the

Region of Waterloo. Everyone involved in the shows is 50 or older, including all the actors, director, stage crew, dancers, singers and set designers. Waiting for Father Anthony, a show for all ages, is written and directed by Peter Mansell with musical direction by Heather Morris. The Woolwich Community Centre is wheelchair friendly and there is an elevator. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased from Kitchener’s Centre in the Square box office at 519-5781570 or 1-800-265-8977. For groups or special requests phone Sandy at 519-888-7497.

Members of the Ladies Chorus rehearse for the K-W Silver Stars production of Waiting for Father Anthony. From left: Mary Ducklow, Joyce Pedder, Jeannie Krulicki, Pat Aiken and Dian Naish.


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ARTS&Entertainment ORIGINAL ART FOR SALE ON MULTI-HOME ART WALKING TOUR

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Rachel Tanner, local pottery artist and owner of Clay Days Pottery Studio in Kitchener, is one of 61 artisans whose work will be featured at the 12th annual Frederick Art Walk, Saturday November 10 from 10am to 5pm.

achel Tanner, local pottery artist and owner of Clay Days Pottery Studio, is one of about 61 local artisans who will open their homes to visitors during the 12th annual Frederick Art Walk on Saturday, November 10 from 10am – 5pm. “It’s always a great day,” said Tanner, who lives on Chapel Street in Kitchener has participated in the Art Walk for about ten years. Tanner, who formerly worked in social services, left the profession to run her own pottery business several years ago– a change that also allowed her more time to be at home with her family. From her home-based studio she uses her degree in social work to teach pottery to students with developmental challenges.

She also runs adult group classes, offers birthday parties, clay for a day classes, six-week clay classes for kids, and teaches at Homer Watson House & Gallery and at a variety of community organizations. She also accepts commissioned work. Kitchener’s original Art Walk, the Frederick Art Walk is a two km walking tour to view original art works displayed in several homes in one of Kitchener’s oldest neighbourhoods. The Central Frederick Neighbourhood spans north and south of Frederick Street between Lancaster and Edna. “We have such a creative community and also a warm and welcoming neighbourhood. We have a lot of fun and it’s a lot of work but it’s a great thing to be part of. There’s something for

Nominations now being accepted for 2012 Arts Awards Waterloo Region

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ominations for the 2012 Arts Awards Waterloo Region are being accepted until December 15. The awards annually recognize and honour artists and arts organizations that have made outstanding contributions to life in Waterloo region. Community members may nominate local professional and amateur artists, arts supporters or arts organizations. Nominations can

be completed on-line at artsawardswaterlooregion.ca Nominees are assessed by an arms-length jury on artistic excellence, sustained development over a minimum of three years in the Waterloo Region (except New Festival or Event category) and impact on the community. Awards are given in 11 categories including : Literary, Performing Arts, Visual Arts,

Open, Music, Leading Edge (25 years of age or under as of December 31, 2011), Textile, Fibre and Quilting Arts, Festival or Event, New Festival or Event, Festival or Event Volunteer. For additional information on each category or to nominate, visit artsawardswaterlooregion.ca or email admin@artsawardswaterloo region.ca

everyone and each year it changes a bit to include different artists. It’s also a fantastic chance for new artists to showcase their work in a comfortable atmosphere,” Tanner said. This year’s walking tour will include 21 host homes each showcasing a variety of hand crafted arts and crafts including fabric art, paintings, wood and metal work, photography, pottery, stained glass, jewellery, chocolate, clothing and accessories, knitting, sewing crafts and tile work. Participants can also join the art walkers’ Passport Program,

collecting a stamp or signature at each of the Art Walk homes for a chance to win prizes from the artists on the tour. Passports are available at all venues on the walk or you can print one from the online site at www.frederick artwalk.org. A tour map and a list of artisans is also available online. The popular event allows neighbours to get to know each other better, and Tanner said that she believes visitors have almost as much fun looking through the old houses on the tour as they do looking at the art for sale.

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he KW Central Art Walk’s 5th annual Studio Tour and Sale will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, October 21 from 12noon to 5pm. This year the artwork ranges from oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings to fabric art, jewellery, photography, beeswax candles, turned wood bowls, stained glass and more. Featuring the work of 41 artists, 17 of whom are new, the walk includes 21 locations. There will be four prize bags awarded to lucky visitors. All of the participating artists will be donating a piece of art for these.

With so many new artists joining the KW Central Art Walk, this year, the tour will offer a wide variety of gifts for family and friends. Follow the walk on Twitter: @ centralart walk and Facebook: KW Central Art Walk. Photos of the artists’ work and bios will be continually updated on the tour website at www.centralartwalk. com until the art walk weekend. The website also has a map of the art walk and a printable version of the brochure. Brochures also available at Vincenzo’s and other local businesses.

WHAT WE’RE READING A monthly column featuring great reads as suggested and reviewed by librarians from the Kitchener Public Library. Follow along each month and discover your next great read! t some point, the family you create is more “ThisAisimportant than the one you’re born into.” what Asha is told as a young girl; a truth

THIS MONTH’S READING SELECTIONS ARE: SECRET DAUGHTER by Shilpi Somaya Gowda REVIEWED BY: Chris Schnarr Manager, Grand River Stanley Park Community Library

she discovers for herself as the novel unfolds. Asha is born into poverty in a village in North India. In a culture that prefers sons, Kavita, Asha’s mother, is forced to give her newborn daughter away to an orphanage in order to spare her life. This is a decision that Kavita and her husband, Jasu, will regret for the rest of their lives. In California, two doctors, Krishnan, an Indian man and his American wife, Somer, are childless. Kris and Somer adopt Asha and the reader follows the very different lives of these two families over more than two decades. Gowda reveals the parallel stories through shifting points of view. We learn of Kavita and Jasu’s early hardships living in a slum and their later disappointment when their grown son turns to drugs. Somer struggles with feelings of insecurity as she evolves as a wife, mother and professional. As Asha grows, she wonders about where she came from and where she belongs. A mature Asha spends several months in her

birth country. Once in India, Asha hopes to learn more about her parentage. Gowda superbly describes the extremes of India. The reader is enticed with spicy ocean air and repulsed by the stench of human sweat. We delight in the vivid description of an extravagant wedding and feel despair at the thought of children begging in filth. As the novel concludes, Asha is aware of who she is and where she came from. She has grown to appreciate the family that she has. The other characters also make peace with the choices they have made and come to terms with the people they have become. Secret Daughter is a very well written, powerful book that explores emotional themes such as interracial marriage, adoption, motherhood and identity. The novel affirms that life is complex; we must make sacrifices and suffer losses, but we also experience hope and great love. Secret Daughter, Gowda’s debut novel, is an international bestseller. Copies are available at Kitchener Public Library in traditional book, e-book and audiobook format.

For more great reading ideas, visit www.kpl.org and click on the “Books and More” tab. Want to share your own review of your favourite read? The library’s online catalogue enables library card holders to write a review for any item in the collection. Simply click on the “Add Review” tab for your selected book, and write away!


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UNIQUE APPROACH TO PROMOTING, SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS

BOX 12 Art Show & Sale Nov. 17 and 18 in Cambridge BY CARRIE DEBRONE

hen you buy a piece of art W from the BOX Art Show and Sale you will not only have helped that artist develop their own business, you will have helped provide all the artists featured in the show with a year of mentoring and helped a local charity. This year’s s BOX 12 will be held at the former Right House Department Store, 60 Main

Street, Cambridge November 17 and 18. It is free and open to guests of all ages. The BOX show takes a unique approach to the business of helping and promoting local artists and is a springboard, resource and support system for both emerging and established artists. This year’s 24 BOX artists from Elmira, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge were selected from 70 eligible applicants by professional visual arts jurors using a unique two-stage process.

Artist: Mark Essner Title: Transcendant Year Completed: 2012 Size: 21" x 26.5" Medium: Photograph on Plexiglass Mark Essner lives in Waterloo and has been an avid photographer his entire life. Mark enjoys capturing real moments as he sees them unfold before him, real places as they appear to him and real people being themselves. “ From My Eye to Yours “ is how he sees the process, and to be true to that, does no post-production on the images which are all represented as recorded on the camera utilizing its inherent settings.

The selected artists pay nothing to participate in the November BOX event and are supported for a full year with mentoring, additional opportunities and assistance. Last year’s BOX Art 11 Sale showcased about 200 works of art from 23 regional artists. In less than 8 hours, the artists sold 58 artworks valued at almost $25,000 raising over $5,000 for charity. The event drew over 1,300 people and was awarded "Best New Event" at the Arts Awards Waterloo Region 2012. This year, The Langs Farm Village Association in Cambridge has been named the fourth annual BOX 12 Art Show & Sale’s charity partner. Langs Farm Village Association was established in 1978 as a community development project by a group of citizens and service providers concerned about vandalism and the lack of accessible services in Cambridge. The organization’s staff and over 230 volunteers provide hundreds of essential programs and services to over 20,000 people annually. The BOX Art Show & Sale venue changes yearly. (Last year’s was held at the Rumple Felt Company building in Kitchener). The venue and its history is researched and presented at the much-loved BOX History Talk. The use of historic buildings and preparations by the BOX artists also create an inviting atmosphere for the show’s popular Art Talks, which take place just prior to the show opening each day. This year’s BOX 12 History Talk, “The History of Main Street Galt” will be presented by Bob Green; author of Eavesdroppings and It Takes All Kinds; and Jim Quantrell, former City of Cambridge Archivist. Perimeter Development Corporation, owners of 60 Main Street, will host this panel discussion; a

Artist: Maria Holland Title: Metamorphosis Year Completed: 2012 Size: 39" x 27" Medium: Watercolour and Ink Working with images of the human form, and the materiality of the paint, I explore ideas of power, transparency, light and dark. The paintings question what is perceived as beautiful. The mediums of watercolor, ink and white paper become metaphors for the beauty and darkness that I see in the world. I see the water as a vital element that can express pain or pleasure, and the image of the body becomes a vehicle in understanding this dichotomy. combination of Jim’s historical facts and pictures with Bob’s fascinating, humorous stories. The talk will take place Sat. Nov. 17 from 11:30am to 12:45pm. Doors open at 11am. It is free and open to the public. This year’s BOX 12 Art Talks will be presented by BOX 12 Jurors Mary Misner, Suzanne

Artist: Judy Major-Girardin Title: Reservoir Year Completed: 2009 Size: 41" x 32" x 2" Medium: dremel-engraving, lithography and unbleached gesso on paper. Judy Major-Girardin is a Cambridge-based artist who teaches in the School of the Art at McMaster University. She has exhibited her integrated painting and print-based works in solo, group and adjudicated exhibitions throughout Canada and the U.S.A. Luke and Soheila Esfahani on Sunday Nov. 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 am on “Making Art and the Business of Art” and from 12:00 to 12:45 pm on arts education through “A Comparative look at BOX 12 Artwork.” Doors open at 10am. Both talks are free and open to the public. For more information and to pre-order a $5 Gourmet BOX lunch to be delivered to the venue for your enjoyment during the BOX 12 Talks visit www.boxartshow.ca

Rain affects attendance numbers at the International Plowing Match BY HELEN HALL

hey had hoped to have 100,000 visitors - but TInternational then the rain came. Plowing Match (IPM) pastchairman David Pyper said that 77,000 people attended the five-day event despite showers and the resulting mud on two of the days. One of the wettest days was the opening day and that meant that the parade was cancelled and the gates were closed early. “It may have given people the wrong idea,” Pyper said. However, 77,000 is still a good attendance number and Pyper said many of those he spoke to were first time attendees. “Everyone I spoke to thought it was wonderful,” he said. Work is finishing up on returning the property in Roseville to its pre-IPM condition. Tents, hydro and water lines have been removed, remaining artifacts such as extra picnic tables, plants and sheds have been auctioned off, and some trees are being replanted. “Once the field is cleared, we will plow it under and return it to it’s original state,” Pyper said. Pyper said his favourite part of this year’s match was the barn-raising. “They really helped people to understand the process,” he said of those working on the barn. After a very busy year planning this plowing

Barnraisers put together and took down a barn during the International Plowing Match in Roseville in September.

match, Pyper said he is “happy to have a rest but sad to see it end.” Funds raised by the match will be donated to community organizations in December. The next plowing match will be near Mitchell, Ontario from September 17 to 21, 2013.


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elebrate Waste Reduction Week (October 15 to 21). Challenge your family to put out only a half bag of garbage for that week and every week. It is easy to do; just use the green bin and blue box to their fullest. Sort all the resources out of your garbage, don’t waste All single family them. homes in the Many residents

40% of garbage going to landfill can go into the green bin.

Region of Waterloo have access to the green bin program.

What can go in the green bin? • ALL FOOD including meat, fish, bones, dairy

95% of the compost is used for agriculture. No artificial fertilizers added! Healthy soil grows healthy food.

are already part of the green movement on their streets.

Using the green bin saves valuable landfill space – we only have one landfill!

• PAPER PRODUCTS such as paper plates, cups, and towels; shredded paper • PET WASTE - wrap in newspaper or layer in between other organics. Tip: a Grade 4 student suggested reusing paper coffee cups to scoop, then fold closed, and bin

As a direct result of the Green Bin, we reduced over 1,300 tonnes of GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions in our Region from 2010 to 2011.

Green bin materials are used to create a new resource – compost!

Turning your green bin from gruesome to gorgeous The “Yuck” Factor

People used to say the same about the blue box! • Find a system in your home that works well for you. Start by placing containers where convenient and getting everyone involved • Use paper liner or layer/wrap your organics with paper waste (eg., tissues, shredded paper, newspaper) • Empty and rinse containers regularly Remember that food scraps can be messy no matter where you put them. They are a valuable resource so place them in your green bin.

Pests

They aren’t harmful and are naturally attracted to organics. • Keep lid closed, empty often, and rinse regularly • Cover the food - layer or wrap food scraps with paper waste • Spray a solution of white vinegar and water into the containers • Raccoons? We have a “raccoon” lock, call us to order Tip: One school is successful at keeping raccoons away by leaving a stuffed animal sitting on top of the bin Check our website for more information, www.regionofwaterloo.ca/waste

Smell

These ways work to overcome smell: • Drain off liquids before putting into the kitchen container • Empty kitchen container into the green bin regularly • Sprinkle baking soda (a natural deodorizer) into the container • Layer/cover food scraps with paper waste • Store in a cool, shaded area • Set your green bin out for collection every week

Kitchener is the home of the Blue Box. Invented right here in the early 1980’s, it is now a worldwide symbol for recycling. In 1985, Nyle Ludolph said that when it comes to the blue box, “Recycling is something each one of Local hero: Nyle Ludolph us can do to help the Father of the Blue Box environment.” 1927-2011 We are world leaders in finding creative ways to recycle waste. Nyle encouraged us all to continue the good work by recycling organics:

“Let’s do it again with the green bin.” We are here to help you sort it out:

NO plastics, including

biodegradable plastic bags, please

Call us: 519-883-5100 TTY: 519-575-4608 Email: waste@regionofwaterloo.ca

Tweet us: @WasteWR FB: Region of Waterloo Waste Management

www.regionofwaterloo.ca/waste


How to get to a half bag of garbage per week Step 1: Re-think your purchases. Step 2: Fully use what you have. Step 3: Sort out any unwanted items and “waste” for the least impact to the environment.

We have many solutions to help you: Use the Green Bin 40 to 60 per cent of the average household waste is organic. Using the green bin helps you recycle the majority of your waste! Use the Blue Box Roughly 30 to 40 per cent of the average household waste is acceptable in this program.

Q: Do I have to use paper liner bags? A: No. Paper liner bags are not required. However, they absorb liquids, keep your bin clean, and can keep your organics loose enough to make it easy for the driver to empty the bin. While you can buy excellent paper liner bags, there are alternatives: • Use paper sugar bags or take-out food bags • When shopping, ask that your purchases be bagged in paper

Just these two programs and you have reduced your garbage by at least 50 per cent!

But wait! There are also drop-off recycling programs available to help you recycle more: Bicycles (Waterloo only, spring to fall)

Concrete/rubble Cooking oil Drywall Electronics Goodwill Industries for gently used household items (Waterloo location only)

Habitat for Humanity for reusable home building items

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot accepts items that require special disposal such as: paints, batteries, compact fluorescent lights, chemicals, etc. (Waterloo location only)

HHW Community Days: mobile units are set up to collect residential HHW Oct. 20 — St. Jacobs Arena Nov. 3 — Kitchener Memorial Auditorium

(Waterloo only, spring to fall)

Paint reuse program: Free reusable paint products are available from the Paint Reuse area. (runs spring to fall) (Waterloo location only)

Pallets + wood Scrap metal Shingles

• Watch my video on our website and I’ll show you how to make your own kitchen container liner out of newspaper www. regionofwaterloo.ca/waste Happy Green Binning! Shannon is a Customer Service specialist in our Waste Management Office.

Remember your green bin this holiday season! Don’t be scared... Place Jack inside or beside your green bin for collection.

Family meals mean leftovers for the green bin. • Fruit, veggies, meats, dairy • Candy, snack foods, cake, cookies • Cranberry and other sauces

Styrofoam chunks (large blocks, no peanuts)

• Greenery from wreaths, poinsettias, houseplants

Tires

• Nuts/shells

Toilets

BIN at your parties:

Tree stumps/brush

paper plates, cups, napkins all can go into the green bin!

Please call or check our website for details on locations and times. 519-883-5100 • TTY 519-575-4608 • www.regionofwaterloo.ca/waste

We need your input! How is green bin material recycled? Green bin material is collected in a separate compartment on the garbage truck. It is brought to the Region’s organics bunkers. The organics are then bulked and trucked to a new high tech processing facility in Guelph. Collaborating with another nearby municipality improves cost efficiencies as building a composting facility costs millions of dollars. The processor uses a careful balance of heat, moisture and oxygen in enclosed composting tunnels. The organic waste is processed into compost in about four months. Our no-plastic rule makes the finished compost a very high quality product. Ninety-five per cent of the compost is used for agriculture and goes back to the earth. Dan, a local farmer, uses “green bin” compost on his farm in Shingletown. He reports that, “There is a lot of nutrition in food which is good for the soil. When compost is worked in, it improves the soil for next year’s crop.”

Residents of Waterloo Region are some of the best in the province when it comes to saving space in our one-and-only landfill, but we can all do more. Audits have shown that we could recycle or compost a further 54 per cent of what is still in our garbage bags. The Region is working on a new Waste Management Master Plan, to recommend new ways to keep garbage out of our landfill. We’re also looking at what to do with our leftover garbage once the landfill is full. Come to one of our Public Information events to learn more about the study and give us your feedback: Wednesday, October 24 Kitchener Memorial Auditorium 400 East Avenue, Kitchener 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Feed the green bin, feed the soil, feed our families

Details about other information events and a link to our online survey are available on our website www.regionofwaterloo.ca/waste

This Waste Reduction Week, take the challenge

Make the time to make a difference!


Kitchener’s leaf collection program City of Kitchener leaf collection drop sites open October 5. No matter where you live in the city, please, where possible: • Mulch or compost leaves on your property, or • Take leaves to one of the drop-off sites listed, or • Bag your leaves for collection under the Region of Waterloo’s yard waste program or deliver them directly to the regional landfill site.

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Drop-off sites 1. Schaeffer Park (Bloomingdale Road) 2. Breithaupt Park (Kinsmen Park - off Union Street) 3. Kitchener Auditorium (Ottawa Street North entrance) 4. Meinzinger Park Soccer Fields (Homer Watson Boulevard) 5. Lions Arena (Rittenhouse Road) 6. Southwest Optimist Sports Field (Pioneer Drive) 7. Cherry Park (Strange Street at Waverly Road) 8. Victoria Street South at Eastforest Trail (Eastforest Trail parking lot) 9. Hofstetter Park (40 Hofstetter Avenue) These drop-off locations are for LEAVES ONLY. All other materials left at the drop-off locations will be subject to a fine. NO plastic bags will be accepted. Only paper yardwaste bags will be accepted. Plastic bags will be considered garbage and will fall under illegal dumping. The drop-off sites will be monitored by city staff and a zero tolerance approach will be taken with any offenders found. Want more information about leaf collection in Kitchener? Use the online tool to find the leaf collection options for your specific address at www.kitchener.ca/CurbsideCollection, or by calling 519-741-2345.

Stormwater Credits... apply now and save! If you own residential property and you have: rain barrels, cisterns, infiltration galleries, rain gardens, or permeable pavers you could be eligible to receive up to 45% of the stormwater portion of your utility bill! Visit www.kitchener.ca/stormwatercredits to apply now! Simply complete the online application telling us how much stormwater you divert from the municipal system using the tools above. Apply before March 1, 2013 and eligible credits could be retroactive to Jan 1. 2011 or the date installed. After March 1, eligible credits will be applied to the date the application was received by the city. To receive a paper copy of the application visit Kitchener City Hall, 9th floor or call 519-741-3400 x3255. Stormwater credits are also available for non-residential property owners – visit www.kitchener.ca/stormwatercredits to learn more.

Rain garden

Above ground cistern


HELD SEPTEMBER 27

3rd annual SaveONenergy symposium helps businesses save money by reducing energy Helen Hall Business owners are always looking for ways to save money, and therefore, make money. The 3rd annual SaveONenergy symposium held in Kitchener on September 27 at Bingeman’s Marshall Hall highlighted ways that businesses can save money by reducing the amount of energy they use. The symposium was hosted by Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro, Waterloo North Hydro, and Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro. This year about 350 people attended, said John Finch, Supervisor of Energy Conservation with KitchenerWilmot Hydro. It is a free event for customers of the three hosting utilities. “The show offers a spectrum of energy-saving opportunities,” Finch said. In addition to the booths, guest speakers shared their knowledge about LED lighting, Efficiency with Drives, Compressed Air Systems, Energy Audits, and Saving with Fans. Sybil Taylor, Communications Director of Steam Whistle Brewery was the Keynote Speaker. She has an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration by

from Wilfrid Laurier University and has worked in beer marketing since 1987. She spoke about her role in being a steward of Steam Whistle’s environmental initiatives, for which the company has received much public recognition and numerous awards. Visitors could also tour 60 booths that featured energy efficient products from lighting to air compressors. Keelan White, who works in product development at Deluce Lighting of Caledon has had a booth at the show for all three years. “This is one of the best shows in the area,” he said of the Waterloo Region symposium. He said Deluce Lighting is a full-scale lighting manufacturer that specializes in energy-efficient lighting, in particular LED wall packs. White said he enjoys talking with the business owners who drop by their booth. “We hope we can help local businesses save some money - which is the name of the game,” he said. Finch said the 2012 symposium was their busiest one so far. “There is no other show like it,” he said.

Deluce Lighting has had a booth at the SaveONenergy symposium in Waterloo Region for the past three years. Working at the booth this year was Ontario Business Development Manager Serge Fontaine, left, and Product Developer Keelan White.

Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Conservation Team organized the SaveONenergy symposium. Photos by Helen Hall

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The 8th annual Fallen Fire Fighter's Memorial was held Oct. 13 at Civic Park in Kitchener. A parade of local fire fighters made it's way to the park marching along Frederick, Weber and Queen Streets and into the park under a giant Canadian flag hoisted between two ladder trucks. In remembrance of fire fighters who have died in the line of duty, the the memorial included greetings from local dignitaries, commentary by a surviving family, the ringing of the bell, prayer for the fallen, and the playing of Amazing Grace by the Kitchener Fire Pipes and Drums.

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SIMPLE RECIPES FOR A BUSY LIFE STYLE

A chicken that weighs about 3 ½ pounds will provide four servings of this lovely autumn dish.

CIDER-BRAISED CHICKEN

1 whole chicken (about 3 ½ pounds), quartered 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (coarse grind) 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 3 tablespoons olive oil 2/3 cup best apple cider ½ cup dry white wine ½ cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage 1 generous teaspoon Dijon-style mustard Sprinkle the chicken quarters with the salt and the pepper. In a large, heavy skillet (sufficiently large to hold the quarters in one layer) that has a lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil begins to shimmer, place the chicken pieces, skin side down in the skillet. Brown the chicken, turning once, for a total of about 9 or 10 minutes. Remove chicken pieces to a platter, and discard the oil remaining in the skillet. Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel and add the cider, wine, cream, sage and mustard. Bring to a boil, and boil until reduced by half (about 4 or 5 minutes). Return the chicken pieces to the skillet, cover and braise, turning once, until chicken is just cooked through (25 to 30 minutes). Place the chicken on a serving platter. If necessary, boil the sauce briefly to thicken it. Whisk the sauce if it has separated; taste for seasoning and add salt to taste. Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.

You need a very sharp knife to prepare the pumpkin for this casserole, which is well worth the effort required to make it.

PUMPKIN CASSEROLE

1 fairly small pumpkin ¼ cup flour 5 or 6 (or more to taste) cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme (or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme) about 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese coarse sea or Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup olive oil Cut the pumpkin in half. Remove the seeds and the string. (Toast the seeds for a snack – spread them out on a baking sheet, and allow to dry in a slow oven until they are crisp. Salt if you wish) Remove the pumpkin rind and cut the pumpkin flesh into cubes of about 1/4inch thickness. Place the pumpkin cubes in a colander; toss with the flour until the cubes are well coated, and excess flour is removed. Place the coloured pumpkin cubes in a large bowl, and toss with the garlic, thyme, cheese, salt and pepper, being somewhat generous with the salt. Brush the inside of a baking dish with some of the olive oil; pack in the pumpkin cubes. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top of the cubes. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 2 or more hours, or until the top of the casserole has formed a dark crust. Underneath that crust is pumpkin that is smooth and quite delicious. Serve hot.

This is such a simple recipe for pickled eggplant that you will probably prepare it again and again. It will keep, covered and refrigerated, for months.

EASY PICKLED EGGPLANT

Cut the eggplant into pieces (of whatever size you prefer), salt fairly generously and blanch briefly in boiling vinegar. Drain, and allow to cool. Place the eggplant pieces in a large jar, add some chopped garlic (to taste) to the jar, and the chopped fresh herbs of your choice (thyme, rosemary, oregano, etc) Pour in enough olive oil to cover the eggplant pieces and refrigerate until ready to use.

by ZOE AVON

Make this soup as hot as you wish by using your favourite mixture of hot curry spices.

CURRIED APPLE SOUP 2 cups chicken stock 2 to 3 tart apples, cored and chopped 1 onion 2 or 3 cloves garlic (or more if you wish), minced about 1 teaspoon (or to taste) mixed curry spices 2 cups light cream

In a saucepan combine all ingredients except the cream. Bring to a boil slowly and simmer gently, covered, stirring occasionally, until the onion is very tender. Blend until very smooth in an electric blender. Return to the saucepan, stir in the cream and carefully heat just to the boiling point, but do not boil. Taste for seasoning; serve very hot.

This is a dessert version of Yorkshire pudding.

APPLES YORKSHIRE 2 large eggs 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour pinch of salt ½ cup milk or light cream 2 or 3 medium-sized tart apples Cored but not peeled 4 tablespoons butter

In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly, then beat in the flour, salt and milk. The mixture should be very smooth. Into this batter, slice the apples; stir to combine. Set the oven at 425 degrees F. and while it is heating, melt the butter in an 8-inch baking dish. When the oven has reached 425 degrees, pour the apple batter into the melted butter in the warm dish. Bake for 39 minutes; the bottom and top should be browned and crisp, and the apples will be tender. Sprinkle with sugar and top with sweetened whipped cream, or sour cream, or crème frâiche, or your choice.

Store left over pudding, covered, in the refrigerator, but allow it to return to room temperature (or heat it briefly) before serving.

Find the best Pecorino Romano you can for these delightful hors d’oeuvres.

GARLIC AND CHEESE CROSTINI

24 1/3-inch-thick slices from a baguette ¼ cup olive oil 3/4 cup finely-grated Pecorino Romano 5 large cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt, or Kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet, and brush the top surface with 3 tablespoons of the olive oil. Stir together the remaining tablespoon of oil, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle each slice with about 1 teaspoon of the mixture, mounding it slightly. Bake at 350 degrees F. just until the topping starts to melt – 7 or 8 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and coarse salt to taste. Serve warm.


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HEALTH &lifestyle DIGEST THIS...

Recipe for Nutrition: Vegetable ratatouille BY J ENNIFER LEP P EK B.Sc., Nutritionist

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e’re headed to Disney and have been reading from a collection of Disney stories each night at bedtime. Here’s a nutritious dish that inspired a movie about a rat that loves to cook… Ratatouille! This delicious, healthy dish can be easily be made, by humans, too, even on a busy weeknight.

vitamins C and A, sweet peppers are high in antioxidants that can protect against heart disease, stroke, cataracts, and some cancers. Stir often, cooking for about 5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Then add 1 tbsp dried oregano, ¼ cup parmesan cheese and…

Tomatoes – 1 can (796 ml), stewed, diced, not drained Especially high in cooked tomatoes, lycopene, the pigment which gives tomatoes their colour, is also a powerful Preheat oven to 350F. antioxidant. In large skillet (or oven-proof Lycopene has been found to skillet or Dutch oven), heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat and add…

lower the risk of cancers of the prostate, rectum, colon, and stomach. Other cancer-fighting phytochemicals found in tomatoes are P-courmaric and chlorogenic acid. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamins C and E, beta carotene, potassium, and folate. Transfer mixture to a 9x13 inch casserole dish (or keep in your oven-proof skillet or Dutch oven), top with 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with whole wheat rolls.

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Eggplant – 1, large chopped This veggie, not as commonly used in North American cooking as in other parts of the world, is low in calories and a source of folate and potassium. Its meaty texture will help your meat-lovers enjoy this vegetarian dish and will also add phytochemicals called terpenes, which have cancer-fighting properties. Onion – 2, medium chopped Not just a source of vitamin C, folate, potassium, and fibre, onions contain compounds which may protect against cataracts, high blood pressure and cholesterol, blood clots, heart disease, and cancer. Red pepper – 2, seeded and chopped Red sweet peppers are vitamin C superstars with 3 times the vitamin C as an orange! Vitamin C protects against cancers, heart disease, and cataracts. Red peppers are also a source of vitamin A, folate, potassium, and fibre. Because peppers are high in

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Q. Our board has talked about amalgamation as we think it would be a good idea to join our two corporations into one. Is this a simple process or are we getting in over our heads? We are not so sure if we want to go this route but it seems like the logical thing to do. Your advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

A. Joining two or more corporations into a single one is not a simple process. No corporation may amalgamate unless it is a standard condominium corporation. If it is a phased condominium corporation, then all phases must be completed or more than ten years must have passed since the registration of the declaration and

description that created the corporation. Prior to amalgamation each corporation must have held its turnover meeting. The board of directors for each corporation must call a meeting of owners to discuss amalgamation. The notice of the meeting must include copies of the proposed declaration, description, first year budget, bylaws, rules, status certificate for each of the amalgamating corporations, an estimate of the costs for each corporation to amalgamate and an audited financial report. All existing contracts, debts and obligations of each individual corporation now become the responsibility and obligations of the new amalgamated corporation. Within 90 days following the meeting, the owners of 90% of the units in each corporation, as of the date of the meeting, must consent in writing to the registration of the new declaration and description in order to amalgamate. Once the

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separate corporations become one and the new declaration and description are registered, the old bylaws and rules are no longer effective. All board members from each corporation will form a single board, until elections are held within 60 days of the registration of the new declaration and description. The above is just a short summary of the amalgamation process and any corporations considering amalgamating must acquire the services of a condominium lawyer. * * * Marilyn Lincoln is a condo owner, director and author of “The Condominium Self Management Guide” 2nd ed. Send questions to marilyncondoguide@hotmail.com To order a copy of her guide send $39.95 plus $4.98 shipping and handling to The Condo Guide, 163 Thaler Ave. Suite #302, Kitchener, Ontario, N2A 1R4

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There are pros and cons to both. The obvious advantage to a team is you are listing with more than one agent for the price of one. The advantage to a single agent is that you are always dealing with the same person. The major disadvantage to dealing with a single agent is that one person can’t be in 2 places at once. Real Estate is a fast paced, time sensitive business. If an offer comes in on a home, it needs to be dealt with immediately and if a buyer wants to see a new listing, it’s important that they see it the

day it is listed. This is why dealing with a team can be more advantageous to a client. Before choosing any agent to buy or sell a home I suggest that you sit down with two or three realtors and find out who is best suited to assist you with your real estate needs. For any questions please e-mail me at peter@takemehome.ca or call 519-888-7110. I’d be happy to sit down and go over all the pros and cons of buying or selling a home in Waterloo region.

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It’s your BUSINESS CANADA’S BUSINESS

Canada’s capital gains tax rate too high BY BRUCE W HITESTON E

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ur political leaders ignore the one change that could reignite our economy – cut or eliminate the capital gains tax. For many years the economic profession has backed that simple message and stated that the lower the tax, the better for our economy. People and businesses would respond to a cut. Economists generally are united in arguing for no tax on capital gains. It is an idea that is obvious and derived from sensible models. A tax on anything – even investing – curbs demand for that item. There are large costs associated with taxes on capital gains. Capital or savings invested in new production increases future growth and consumption. A tax on capital gains obviously discourages investment and that goes on and on. It seems obvious that a zero tax on capital gains would be beneficial then, not only for businesses but also for individuals who do not have any income from capital gains, because the overall economy

would improve. Therefore, taxing individual income would be the better alternative for governments. All but forgotten is the fact that in the 1950s and 1960s Canada routinely ranked second (only to Japan) as the fastest growing major economy. At that time there was no capital gains tax in Canada. Today when businesses pay out their gains later in the form of dividends or salary, they are taxed. So, at the present time we are being taxed twice – once when earned and then again when distributed. This stands in sharp contrast to the concessions offered for RRSP accounts. Today, businesses owners face two choices when investing. They could, or example, perhaps take $10,000 and put it into an RRSP account that would attract no immediate tax, or they could reinvest the money in a new factory. The second choice would mean they would face a corporate income tax now and a capital gains tax when the factory is sold. In other words, the choice is between reinvesting the money in the company or putting the funds into an RRSP account – into

someone else’s already existing business. Certainly, at the current time, we are punishing the entrepreneur (and the national economy) and rewarding the person who lives on dividends or investments. As a counter-argument it is suggested that for social stability we should tax the wealthy and that rising inequality (assuming incorrectly that a cut in capital gains taxes fosters that) is a destabilizing effect that would lead governments to take measurers against the wealthy segments of the population. However, if the overall economy flourishes because of capital gains tax cuts, that reasoning is invalid. A cut in capital gains taxes would not be very costly for the government to implement because it would stimulate growth. Also, our capital gains tax of 25 per cent is much above the U.S. rate of 15 per cent. It should be apparent that the case for cutting the capital gains tax is clear. *** Bruce Whitestone is an economist and syndicated columnist living in the Breslau area.

BUSINESSfeature FRESH MEX

Holy Guacamole brings burrito love to downtown Kitchener BY AMY GRIEF

fter opening a mere ten A months ago self-described “Fresh Mex” restaurant Holy Guacamole, located in the heart of downtown Kitchener, has been serving up freshly-made burritos, tacos, and quesadillas to scores of hungry office workers. Run by Kitchener local Melissa “Birdie” Allensen, Holy Guacamole is a family operation. “I’ve worked in restaurants since I’ve been able to work. Just like Boston Pizza, stuff like that and I just loved cooking school,” explained Allenson. “My dad is actually a Red Seal Chef, so he makes all the meats and stuff. And my mom is just a really good cook.” For Allensen, serving up fresh Mexican-inspired food was a nobrainer. “Our background is Spanish so we just went with that” Simple and delicious is the key for Allensen. “It’s like your Subway. Your Mexican Subway,” she jokes. Hailing from Chile, Allensen’s mother whips up fresh salsa - both mild and hot - along with their namesake guacamole daily. Her father seasons and slow-cooks all of the meats in-store as well. Walking into the restaurant on a

cold and cloudy October afternoon, the bright yellow walls with red and green accents (to match the Mexican flag) were a welcome relief from the dreary fall weather. Unpretentious in design, the restaurant is simply laid-out with ample seating and standing room undoubtedly to accommodate the daily lunch rush. At busy times, Allensen estimates that they serve an upwards of 150 burritos per day. “On Fridays it’s closer to 250. When we first opened we said, okay if we do 50 people per day we’ll be good and it’s pretty much tripled, so it’s exciting.” The walk-up counter is indeed

reminiscent of Subway, yet the menu, neatly printed on an overhead chalkboard, offers more diverse and tantalizing options. Diners can choose from a variety of meats, veggies, salsas, and sauces served hot and fresh in a burrito, taco, quesadilla or salad. Providing a delicious alternative to traditional fast food, customer Sarah Michaels, who works nearby, has made Holy Guacomole a lunchtime staple. “Since the revitalization of Kitchener has moved to this end, we’ve gotten some of these great places like Holy Guacamole and I like coming here,” she said. “There’s great price, great food and it tastes fabulous.”

Many self-proclaimed regulars echoed her sentiments, pleased with the freshness and value of the food. Relying only on Facebook and a website to market the restaurant, Holy Guacamole’s popularity has exploded due to word-of-mouth. Having already expanded to a larger storefront, Allensen is looking to open a second location in the future. “Hopefully we will have a location in Waterloo,” said Allensen. “We’d like to have it within the next three years. Just like a bigger one where it’s sit-

down and more of a we serve you, rather than this which is really quick.” Trying to perfect the first year of business, Allensen believes that good customer service is integral to their success. “I want people to walk in a see a friendly staff for starters because that’s what’s bring a lot of people back is seeing how happy we are.” The staffs’ passion for their product is clear, and Allensen hope that Holy Guacamole continue doing what it does best: serving up speedy, friendly, and delicious fresh Mexican food.


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Community Church Listing St. Anthony Daniel - Catholic

29 Midland Drive, Kitchener (519) 893-6960 Reverend: Earl Talbot Masses: Sat. 5:00pm; Sun. 8:30am and 10:30am

St James’-Rosemount United

171 Sherwood Ave., Kitchener (519) 742-1002 Rev. Christina Boyd, M.A., M. Div. Sunday Service: 10:30am Nursery, Sunday School, Youth Group, Wed. Night Bible study

Kitchener Gospel Temple-Pentecostal

9 Conway Dr. (at River Rd), Kitchener (519) 894-5999 Sunday Service: 10:30am Mid-week activities for all ages. www.kgthome.com

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YMCA Employment Services celebrates 10th anniversary BY MARIAN ROZMAN

Kitchener East Presbyterian

10 Zeller Drive, Kitchener (519) 748-9786 Reverend: Mark S. Richardson Sunday Service: 10:30am Nursery and Sunday School provided Sonshine Corner, Thursdays from 9 - 11am

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran

322 East Avenue (at Stirling), Kitchener (519) 742-5812 www.holycrosskitchener.org Sunday Service: (Sept. - June) 8:30am and 11am, (July-Aug.) 9:30am 9:45am - Sunday School, Youth & Adult Bible Classes Choirs - Stephen Ministry - Youth Group - Beginnings (0 -3 years)

Kitchener Mennonite Brethren

19 Ottawa St. N., (between King & Weber) Kitchener (519) 745-5144 Pastor: Vidya Narimalla Sunday School for all ages – 9:15am. German Service – 9:15am Sunday Worship – 10:30am (Child care provided for all services) Care Groups, Youth Groups & Mid-week programs All are welcome!!

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n October 5 YMCA Employment Services celebrated 10 years of providing employment services to the community. Celebrations were held at both the Kitchener and Cambridge locations. Since 2002, YMCA Employment Services has provided employment support to newcomers and immigrants, and since 2010, the services have also been provided to individuals born in Canada.

This Employment Ontario service benefits individuals through the help of employment specialists who provide information on employment programs and second career training, work with job seekers on a one to one basis, and job developers who offer incentives for job seekers and employers. Job seekers can attend information sessions, employer panels, and job fairs organized by the Employment Services’ staff. Employers can receive support in

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

317 Franklin St. N., Kitchener (519) 893-3826 Pastor: Rev. James Koellner 10 am Sunday Service and Sunday School Program. Nursery available.

Hope Lutheran

30 Shaftsbury Dr., Kitchener (519) 893-5290 Pastor: Rev. Terry Hursh FALL SERVICE TIMES Sunday Services at 9 and 11 am (nursery provided) Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 10 am. Sudanese service at 2:30 pm

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456 Krug St. (at Cambridge), Kitchener (519) 745-2561 Pastor: Neil Thomsen Worship Service: 10:00am Sunday Church School: 9:45am

Christ the King United

167 Thaler Ave., Kitchener (519) 748-6208 Sunday Service: 10:15am Nursery, Sunday School, Choir, UCW Group

Breslau Evangelical Missionary Church 102 Woolwich St., Breslau (519)648-2712 Sunday Worship Service: 9:30am Children’s Ministry - Youth Ministry - Small Groups All are welcome! Visit us at www.bemc.ca

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Stanley Park Community Church

9 Dreger Ave., (at Ottawa St.) Kitchener (519) 893-8186 www.stanleyparkchurch.ca Pastor: John Pearce Sunday Service and Kid’s Church: 10:30am ALL WELCOME!

Trinity United Church

74 Frederick Street, Kitchener (519) 742-3578 www.tuckitchener.org Ministers: Rev. Jack Paleczny, Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons Sunday Service: 10:15 a.m. Church School and Nursery care provided. Sunday Hymn Sing: 10:00 a.m. (1st Sunday of month)

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hiring of individuals, marketing of current employment positions and assistance with training and coaching of new staff. Both locations have a resource centre, which provides no cost access to computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, phones, and job boards that are available to anyone. With the assistance of the Resource and Information Specialists, individuals can have their resume and cover letter reviewed, participate in mock interviews or watch the many videos geared toward finding and maintaining employment. Also, for job seekers who are more selfdirected, they too can have access to current computer software to prepare for interviews, resume and cover letter templates and resources/ tip sheets for all their job search needs. For internationally trained individuals, the Mentorship program assists with gaining knowledge and advice from a person in their profession. Someone who is a veterinarian may not be aware of all the requirements for actually practicing as a veterinarian in Ontario and a mentor helps them network, discuss related employment opportunities and their career path, discuss relevant terminology, share resources, refine their resume and learn what credentials they need. YMCA Immigrant Services offers a variety of information sessions on topics relevant to newcomers as they settle in Waterloo Region. Speakers from community and government agencies are invited to deliver information about their services and various health-screening clinics such as immunization, vision, hearing and dental care take place throughout the year. Settlement workers also assist newcomers with their settlement needs. Language assessment services are also provided for individuals requiring their Canadian language benchmark and provides information on language classes. The YMCA Employment Services office is located at 800 King St W, 3rd Floor, and can be reached at 519 579-9622, or visit www.ymcaimmigrantservices.ca


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PROVINCIAL ISSUES by John Milloy

MPP – KITCHENER CENTRE

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his month marks one year since Ontario Liberals earned another mandate to deliver on our plan to protect health care and education while growing the economy and creating jobs. It’s an honour to serve Ontario families and we are working hard to continue making progress on their behalf. Together with Ontarians, we continue to deliver the best schools in the English-speaking world, the lowest health care wait times in Canada and the creation of 325,000 new full-time jobs since the recession. Right after the election, we got

to work on the 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant. This fall, 200,000 students received support for the full year. The 30% Off grant is providing university students $1,680 and college students $770 annually. Please call my office for more information on this program or visit www.osap.gov.on.ca or call the hotline at 1-888-449-4478. We’ve also been determined to make minority parliament work. With the support of one party we passed the 2012 Budget, which set us on a path to eliminate the deficit by 2017-18, the most important thing we can do to grow our economy and create

jobs. We are making strong and steady progress. The 2012-13 deficit is now $3.3 billion less than initial projections, the third year in a row we’ve exceeded deficit targets. This month’s job numbers are further proof that our plan is working. While Canada’s job numbers were down, Ontario is leading the way with a net gain of 31,100 jobs in September — 7,200 full-time. The global economy remains volatile and we need to stay on track with our plan to support job creation and economic growth. That’s why we formed

the Jobs and Prosperity Council, led by Gord Nixon, to help guide our efforts at addressing key economic challenges. At the end of September, the South West Development Fund passed in the legislature and we are working hard to roll that out this fall. This $80 million fund is aimed at spurring economic growth in southwest Ontario. It is modeled after the successful Eastern Ontario Development Fund established in 2008 that has helped create or retain more than 13,200 jobs and leveraged more than $595 million in investment. I look forward to being able to announce the launch of this program in the very near future. As well, we recently passed the

Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit so our parents and grandparents can stay safely and live independently in their own homes longer, while we create good jobs. This refundable tax credit is worth up to $1,500 per year. Please call my office for more information on this new permanent tax credit or call the hotline at 1 866 668-8297 or visit the Ministry of Finance web site at www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/credit/ hhrtc/index.html If you have any questions or concerns about the programs mentioned above or any other provincial matter, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone (519) 579-5460 or by email at jmilloy.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org. I look forward to assisting you.

PARLIAMENTARY REPORT by Stephen Woodworth

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT KITCHENER CENTRE Environment Committee The Environment Committee will soon study urban conservation issues. Questions to be considered will include “how best to connect urban Canadians with conservation” and “what are best practices in urban conservation”. My hope is that this will include consideration of how expanding urban areas can best include conservation goals in their planning. In Southern Ontario, we benefit from the tremendous experience and expertise of the Grand River Conservation Authority. GRCA personnel can be proud of their work preserving natural landscapes in an expanding urban milieu. Jubilee Medals Honouring Queen Elizabeth's 60th year as Monarch the Government struck a commemorative medal to honour Canadians who've made outstanding community contributions. I was allotted 30 medals to award. Each area MP agreed to dedicate 4 medals for serving members of the Canadian Forces. To ensure impartiality for the remaining medals, I selected a committee of 4 community members, to whom I awarded a medal, to advise on the selection of all other recipients. 22 medals remained. All my constituents were informed I would accept nominations until June 5th. 26 nominations were received. The Committee decided that we not seek out other nominations. Each committee member then

ranked the 26 nominees, considering a variety of factors. The rankings were collated. Every nominee rightly deserves a medal for their worthy efforts on behalf of us all, so the final decisions were difficult. MP Albrecht and I will hold a joint Awards Ceremony for 19 recipients with the most regional impact on our community. We will each also have separate ceremonies for other honorees. My thanks to all nominees and nominators, and to the Selection Committee for their efforts. Working While on Claim Pilot Project Adjusted Recently concerns arose about changes to the EI Working While on Claim Pilot Project. Previously, participants kept 100% of earnings up $75 or 40% of their benefits. Earnings over that threshold were completely clawed back, discouraging some from accepting more available work. Recent changes removed the $75 cap, but also reduced their exemption from 100% to 50%. This disadvantaged some participants even where no additional work was available. The government listened to those concerns. EI recipients who were working while on claim between August 7, 2011 and August 4, 2012 will be given the option of reverting to the rules that existed under the previous pilot program. This change will go into effect January 6, 2013, but it will be applied retrospectively to August 5, 2012 – the start of the new pilot program.

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extra safe on our neighbourhood roads on October 31st so our kids can have a safe Halloween!

t’s hard to believe summer is over IWith and we are already well into Fall. Halloween just a couple short weeks away, please remember to be

Morrison Road Traffic Calming Staff has been looking at all the information and public input from the neighbourhood meeting before the summer pertaining to possible traffic calming measures along Morrison Road. We will be having another neighbourhood meeting in November about this project. For those living in the neighbourhood, please watch for letters in the mail as well as the info board which will be placed in the neighbourhood!

Oktoberfest 2012 I have had the privilege of serving as an Oktoberfest volunteer since 1984 on various committees. Congratulations to KW Oktoberfest on another successful festival. I know there are a number of ward 2 residents that are part of the 400 volunteers that make Oktoberfest happen! Thanks for making our community look so good. Congratulations also to Chicopee Ski & Summer resort, a wonderful ward 2 and community facility on their very successful new Oktoberfest family event – the BadAss Dash 7km Extreme Race. Over 1300 people

participated in this new event with many spectators joining in. Cops Youth Mentoring Program 2012 Later this month, I will be participating in a thank-you event for the police, fire and community volunteers who made the COPS youth mentoring program in Summer 2012 possible. From activities throughout the summer to the Silver Lake camp experience for our youth – none of it would be possible without the volunteers, sponsors and the Centreville-Chicopee community association which make it all possible.


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A commemorative medal was created this year to mark the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris handed out 14 medals to residents in his riding at the Waterloo Regional Museum on September 20. In a group photo following the ceremony are, from left: presenters Waterloo Region Chief of Police Matt Torigian and RCMP Staff Sgt. Pierre Gagnon; recipients Waterloo Regional Police Deputy Chief Brent Thomlison, Jason Ball, Paul Knowles, Garo Bostajian, Dr. Laurie Sellers, Michael Kennedy, David Kuhn, Chattar Ahuja, Mandy Bujold, Charles Foy, LuAnn Snyder, Kelly Meissner; and presenters MPP Michael Harris, and RCMP Constable John Mitchell. Maureen Cowan and Alvin Sararus are missing from the photo.

Kitchener-Conestoga riding residents awarded Diamond Jubilee Medals Michael Kennedy Michael Kennedy left Sudbury in 1968 to settle in Waterloo Region where he started working part time at a local hotel. It wasn’t long until he developed a passion for the hospitality sector and advanced his career by purchasing the Queen’s Hotel in Wellesley. Shortly after, Michael started Kennedy’s Restaurant and Catering, which organizes weddings and other events around Wilmot. Michael enjoys planning experiences and events around food, like the Wellesley Apple Butter and Cheese Festival, which he and his wife founded 25 years ago. Michael also volunteers for the Lions Club in Zone 44 and has served as executive regional chair for two years. Paul Knowles Paul Knowles, a renowned author and historian, has fostered a unique local arts scene in Wilmot by founding the New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts with his wife Nancy. The event’s growing success has not stopped Paul from engaging in other community issues, when he’s not managing sales at Stonecroft Homes. He has tirelessly fought to keep Highway 7/8 in its current route and configuration through New Hamburg. In addition, he has started the New Hamburg Flood Relief Fund, which raised $60,000 for victims of the Nith River Flood; served as President of the New Hamburg Board of Trade for five years; organized New Hamburg’s 150th Anniversary Celebration and chaired the Canada Day Committee. Paul has also written 16 books, including “Castle Kilbride, The Jewel of Wilmot Township” and “A History of New Hamburg.” Jason Ball Jason Ball has played an active role in the Waterloo Region construction community for many years, serving on the Construction Labour Relations Board for six years, the executive board of Ontario General Contractors Association for eight years and the Grand Valley Construction Association for ten years. As President of Ball Construction, Jason helped co-ordinate the installation of the Memorial Beam from the World Trade Centre at the Fallen Memorial in Kitchener’s Civic Park. Jason volunteers for many fundraising initiatives supporting youth in the community and has been a financial supporter of students at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Lutherwood Foundation. As an advocate for the performing arts, he helped start the program “eyeGO” to the Arts. Jason also chairs the Juvenile Diabetes Organization and has planned its walk campaign for the past eight years. Alvin Sararus You might recognize Alvin Sararus from the New Dundee Post Office, where he worked as a Post Master for several years. Alvin joined the Board of Trade in 1965 and soon after became president – a role that he has used to plan various local events and help the community grow. Alvin started the Victoria Day celebrations in New Dundee and continues to be a part of the organizing committee. While chair of the building committee, he helped develop Maple Heights, a seniors’ residence with a wonderful recreation facility. When he’s not working, Alvin and his wife sing in the choir at Emmanuel Lutheran Church

where he has served as the financial secretary for its distribution of automated external defibrillators Chattar also offers practical assistance to seniors and low-income families at tax time by across Canada. the past twenty-eight years. completing their Income Tax Returns. In 2008 he was named Volunteer of the Year by Victim Garo Bostajian Dr. Laurie Sellers It has been almost twenty years since Garo Services of Waterloo Region and Community Dr. Laurie Sellers, a passionate doctor at both Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Bostajian founded Grandview Homes. Starting as Justice Initiatives. Many other organizations in Hospital, is currently the President of the North a one-man operation only building a handful of Waterloo Region have benefited from his help and Waterloo Medical Staff Association. She also sits homes a year, Garo transformed his small guidance, including: Mennonite Central on the boards of both hospitals. When she isn’t business into one of the largest construction Committee Circle of Care, Waterloo Region caring for patients, she advocates for continuing companies in the region. As a way to give back Committee on elder abuse, and Lanark Heights medical education and organizes charitable to our community, he has spearheaded a program Long Term Care. He is one of the founding events throughout the community, like the Head at Conestoga College to teach students how to members of Interfaith Grand River, an organization Strong Campaign to support people with acquired build a home from the foundation up. To date, dedicated to promote better understanding brain injuries. As past President of the KW Conestoga students have built and sold three between different religions and faiths. Academy of Medicine, Dr. Sellers planned their homes in the region. Garo, a prominent leader in 50th anniversary. With all this involvement in the the Armenian community, has also dedicated his Kelly Meissner Kelly Meissner has brought the community of medical community, she still found time to time and money to help build the Armenian volunteer at her children’s school, creating a fun Community Centre of Cambridge, which hosts Elmira together with her successful work on the fair out of “Meet the Teacher” night to raise cultural events, sports tournaments, social and Gibson Park playground that was made possible through Kate’s Kause. Kelly is the mother of twomoney for student programs. She loves the recreational activities. year-old Kate who was born with a congenital outdoors and volunteers as an instructor for Track neurological condition known as Angelman 3 Ski Program and teaches children with LuAnn Snyder From volunteering at the fire department in Syndrome. Despite Kate’s diagnosis, Kelly was disabilities how to ride horses. Elmira to assisting seniors with gardening and determined to ensure her daughter could enjoy rides to medical appointments, LuAnn Snyder’s the same activities as other children. So she Brent Thomlison Brent Thomlison, the Deputy Chief of endless generosity hasn’t gone unnoticed. As a started an initiative called Kate’s Kause to raise Operations for the Waterloo Regional Police lifetime hockey mom to professional Canadian money to build a fully accessible playground in Service, chairs the Ontario Association of Chiefs hockey player Dan Snyder, she’s always been Elmira. Through her hard work and dedication, of Police where he serves on both the training and involved in initiatives around the arena. After Kelly raised more than $300,000 to put towards youth committees. With thirty years of Dan’s tragic passing in 2003, LuAnn and her the project. Since opening in July, the playground experience on the force, Brent has played an husband started the Dan Snyder Memorial has become the centre of the community, where instrumental role in developing a community Foundation. The foundation provides two to four families with children of all abilities can come mobilization approach to policing that he’s shared scholarships a year to post-secondary students together to interact and play. with law enforcement agencies across the globe. in Elmira, supports local sports and camps, and Drawing from his experience as a member of the five years ago raised enough money to build the David Kuhn After running for Kitchener City Council in Community Safety and Crime Prevention Council Dan Snyder Memorial Arena. Through the of Waterloo Region, Brent taught police officers foundation’s work, the Snyder’s continue to 2010, David Kuhn remains focused on leading a and the public in Latin America about proven inspire young hockey athletes by bringing life of public service. Now studying Public Administration for Municipal Service at crime prevention strategies used here in Canada. professional players to the community. Conestoga College, David would like to one day For his remarkable career as a dedicated police work for the Region of Waterloo. David is already officer and a devoted member of our community, Mandy Bujold Mandy Bujold has represented her community involved in a number of community programs and Brent was awarded the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, which he received this spring at at the provincial, national and global level, clubs, like the Grand River Accessibility Advisory Rideau Hall from Governor General David competing in World Championships, the Pan Am Committee, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 Games, the Russian International and the Minoas and the committee that was tasked with breaking Johnston. Cup in Greece. As a seven-time national the Guinness World Record for the longest picnic. champion and a four-time gold medalist at the Pan He is also part of the dialogue on diversity in Maureen Cowan Maureen Cowan is the co-CEO of Princeton Am Games, Mandy was awarded Canada’s Waterloo Region. Holdings Limited, a private holding company, Rookie Boxer of the year in 2007. She was also headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario. Throughout recognized as the Waterloo Region Athlete of the Charles Foy For more than thirty years, Charles Foy has her twenty-five year tenure with the organization, Year in 2008 and Boxing Ontario Athlete of the Maureen has built on the strong foundation Year in 2006 and 2010. In addition to her many been actively involved in Waterloo Minor Soccer, established by her grandfather, Frank Cowan, to athletic successes, Mandy is a fully certified serving as a highly regarded coach for all levels work with combined leadership teams to provide Level 2 NCCP Coach. When she’s not training, and ages. As Past President of the club, he has over eight hundred jobs. At the same time, she’s teaching at her local gym, mentoring become the face of soccer in the community, Maureen has been a strong supporter of the aspiring athletes and participating on the being present at all games, events and try-outs. community by participating on various boards Waterloo Region Boxing Academy’s board. Inspired from the time he spent working at the and committees for organizations, like Conestoga Mandy completed a general business program at Ontario Summer Games, special needs division, College, the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Conestoga College and is currently enrolled at the Charles started a program to coach children with Foundation and the Greater Kitchener and University of Waterloo, working towards a three- autism. He was a founding member and Past President of the Waterloo Epilepsy Chapter and a Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. Established in year degree in psychology. key contributor for many years with the 1995, the Cowan Foundation has donated over Heidelberg Parks and Recreation Association. In $16 million to Canadian charities including local Chattar Ahuja In 1975, Chattar Ahuja chose to leave Great addition to coaching, whenever and wherever organizations such as; Family and Children’s Services, Capacity Waterloo Region, the Britain to start a new life in Kitchener. His Sikh needed, Charles can be found working with local Perimeter Institute, Lutherwood, Conestoga faith and belief in the power of spirituality has schools to implement breakfast programs, College and Pathways to Education. In addition to inspired him to provide comfort and counsel to bringing soccer balls to schools that need sports providing support to local charities, on a national patients at the Grand River, St. Mary’s and equipment as well as being involved in numerous basis, the Cowan Foundation has also proudly Cambridge Hospitals, as well as to individuals at community projects. His philosophy in life is to, supported the Heart and Stroke Restart a Heart, the Grand Valley Institute for Women and the “Have fun, enjoy the game, learn about yourself, Restart a Life Campaign in its efforts to expand Fenbrook and Beaver Creek Institutes for men. and respect others.”


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& Cline a musical tribute to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline at the Lions Hall, 40 South Street West, Elmira, Ontario on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8pm. The evening will feature performances by three acclaimed tribute artists performing as Presley, Cash and Cline. Licenced event. Come dressed in your country and western attire - prize for the best Country and Western look. Raffle table. Proceeds to the Chord Spinners Chorus and National Service Dogs. Tickets are $25 and are available by contacting Sheila at 519-664-2874 or from any member of the Chord Spinners. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND TEA Kitchener East Presbyterian Church (Corner of Lackner Blvd. and Zeller Drive) Saturday, November 10th, 9am to 2pm. Begin your day with coffee and a goodie from our homemade baking table; lunch plate with beverage and dessert also available. Homemade preserves, knitted items, fashion scarves, 'retro-look' aprons, tablecloths/runners/baby items, decor 'block lights', used books. No admission fee. GRAND VALLEY TRAILS ASSOCIATION 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION -

Key Note Speaker: Kevin Callan "The Happy Camper.” Dinner and Silent Auction, Saturday November 3, 2012, 6:30 – 9pm at Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener. Tickets; $40 available at http://www.gvta.on.ca/40/, Adventure Guide, 519 576-6156. FREDERICK ART WALK – Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10am – 5pm. A 2 km walk around Kitchener’s historic Central Frederick Neighbourhood to visit 21 homes filled with arts and crafts for sale. Kitchener’s original Art Walk, the Frederick Art Walk is a two km walking tour to view original art works displayed in several homes in one of Kitchener’s oldest neighbourhoods. For a map of the tour route, a list of the artisans and more information visit

and Sale will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, October 21 from 12noon to 5pm. This year the artwork ranges from oil, acrylic and encaustic paintings to fabric art, jewellery, photography, beeswax candles, turned wood bowls, stained glass and more. Featuring the work of 41 artists, 17 of whom are new, the walk includes 21 locations. For a tour map and more information visit www.centralartwalk.com HAM DINNER - Christ the King United Church, 167 Thaler Ave Kitchener, Thursday November 15th 5pm –7pm. Tickets - adults - $15, children 6-12 yrs- $7, children 5 yrs. and under- Free. Advance tickets only. Deadline for tickets is November 11th. For Info and tickets please call 519-745-6459. Proceeds donated to Samaritan Centre Children’s Orphanage Polokwane, South Africa & Christ The King United Church. HOPESPRING HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES - Mark your calendars - dates for

the 11th Annual HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes (formerly the HO HO HO Tour For Hope) have been booked! This year five (5) private homes, Hacienda Sierra (1254 Union Street, Waterloo) and HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre (16 Andrew St. Unit 2 Kitchener) will be decked out for the holidays in style. The homes are professionally decorated by some of the best decorators and florists in the area, who donate their time, energy and skills to make this event one that sells out every year. The tour will take place Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10. Tickets are $30 and available at HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre, (Meadow Acres & Garden Centre, St. Petersburg), (Lilies White, Belmont Ave), (Total Skin & Body, Frederick Street Mall, Kitchener), (Pink Poppi, Conestoga), (The Frugal Decorator Kitchener) (Colour Paradise, Mannheim) or visit

On September 23 members of the Curves for Women fitness club at Krug Street Plaza in Kitchener pulled a school bus converted into a 'Tumble Bus' in the plaza parking lot as a promotion for the club's 30 Days Free campaign.

about the awesome work and lives of our local artists? Do you need a creative, original gift to give to that special someone? Then check out Globe Studios Open House and Art Sale on Friday, October 26th from 5 -10 pm at 141 Whitney Place in Kitchener. Globe Studios is a social profit organization run by artists for artists, with the mandate to provide affordable, safe, dependable spaces for artists of all disciplines. In addition to providing much-needed space, they have been dedicated to promoting art, artists and community involvement in the arts since 1988. SUNNYSIDE HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR - to be held Oct. 20 featuring 25

booths with information on medications, osteoporosis, diabetes, arthritis, heart and stroke, seniors’ housing and much more. The Health and Wellness Fair will also offer bone density assessments, blood pressure measurement, free trial massages and a flu shot clinic. Admission is free and there is lots of parking. Saturday, October 20, 2012, 10am – 2 pm at Heritage Hall and Sunnyside Wellness Centre, 247 Franklin Street North, Kitchener. “NEW YORK, NEW YORK” - The awardwinning women’s a cappella group, Grand Harmony Chorus, will pull out all the stops with a high spirited musical comedy “NEW YORK, NEW YORK” on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2pm and 7:30pm at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Kitchener. Rhythm, dancing and harmony collide on stage with our unique barbershop style. “New York, New York” will feature the 45+ voice women’s show chorus performing your favorite songs, as well as some hilarious antics in this humorous comedy. Also featured is guest quartet “CHAMELEON”, a lively and energetic men’s champion quartet. Admission is $25 and children/youth (18 and under) $15. Tickets are available at the theatre box office 30 minutes prior to shows, or can be purchased from any chorus member. You can also call Phyllis at 519 591-0771. For more information about Grand Harmony Chorus, please visit www.harmonize.com/grandharmony SUNNYSIDE ANNUAL BAZAAR Featuring over 35 vendors along with the Auxiliary Bake Sale. The Fabulous Finds Gift Shop and Sandhills Café will be open. Free admission. Saturday, November 3, 2012, 9am to 1pm at Sunnyside, 247 Franklin Street North, Kitchener. K-W SILVER STARS - K-W Silver Stars present an original 60’s Musical Comedy ‘Waiting for Father Anthony’ at the Woolwich Community Centre -Lions Hall, 29 Parkside Dr., St. Jacob’s. Evening performances on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm and Matinee performances on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 at 2:30pm. For ALL ages. The show is miked, wheelchair friendly and there is an elevator. Tickets $18 - at Centre in the Square, Kitchener, 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977. For Groups or Special Requests - phone Sandy @ 519-888-7497. FRAUEN GRUENDUNGSFEST - Saturday, November 17, 2012 Schwaben Club Frauen Gruendungsfest with the Golden Keys - more details to follow. CHRISTMAS SHOW - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Schwaben Club - Christmas Show 2012 with Liane, Marcel, Werner George, Jo & Josephine and the Pfaelzer Buam. Doors Open: 5:30pm, Dinner: 6:30pm. (Caesar Salad, Roast Beef with Gravy, Turkey with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Torte, Coffee/Tea), Show: 8pm. Admission: Members $41.50 plus tax, Non-Members: $46.50 plus tax.

anniversary on October 20, 2012, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at J. F. Carmichael Public School, 80 Patricia Avenue, Kitchener. The organizing committee is asking former staff and students to help tell the story of this historic school with their photos, memories, and memorabilia. As part of the celebration, organizers produced a commemorative cookbook, “A Taste of Carmichael”. For information, or to provide memorabilia to the organizers, or to reserve a copy of the cookbook, former students and staff are invited to email mailto:jfc@cabhru.com or call 519 578 8450.] Facebook page (J.F. Carmichael Public School) Twitter: @jfcarmichaelps COFFEE BREAK is an interdenominational Bible Study for women of all ages and all stages of faith. Nurseries and preschool programs are provided. All programs are free. Wednesdays 9.30-11am, at the Community Christian Reformed Church, 1275 Bleams Rd., Kitchener. Register at www.ccrc.on.ca or come out on a morning. Questions? Wednesday coffeebreak@ccrc.on.ca SPIRITS OF THE PAST - Homer Watson House & Gallery's Spirits of the Past Halloween Event will be held on Saturday, October 27th, 2012 from 7-10pm. Spirits of the Past is sure to satisfy your paranormal curiosities as you delve into the spiritual past of Homer Watson House & Gallery through tours of the grounds and a séance for the evening finale. Sign up to explore the sixth sense through renowned local psychics who will read fortunes throughout the evening. We will have a variety of Halloween drinks and delectable

Arand, a revealing séance will conclude the evening. For more information or to purchase tickets for Spirits of the Past 2012 call the Gallery at 519-748-4377 or visit our website, homerwatson.on.ca TRAVELOGUES AT ROCKWAY SENIOR CENTRE - Slide travelogues are being

offered at the Rockway Senior Centre on the first Wednesday monthly at 1:30pm. Wednesday, November 7 - Three Friends Tour France - Presenters: Cheryl Kaar, Heidi Ross & Georgina Green. Wednesday, December 5 - Aspects of Asia - Presenter: Marlene Burke. Cost: $2. For more info, contact: Georgina Green, 519-743-7655 EARLY YEARS CENTRES 10TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS - Ontario Early

Years Centres (OEYCs) are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with special events at centres in Waterloo Region throughout the month of October. Created in 2002, OEYCs deliver a wide range of programs and services for families with children pre-birth to age 6 that support healthy child development, assist with the early identification of developmental concerns, provide referrals to specialized services and community supports, enhance parenting skills and prepare children for school so they are ready to learn. Anniversary events will be held at each location: YMCA Early Years Centre, Wednesday, October 17, 10am – 11:30am. 161 Roger Street, Waterloo; Cambridge Family Early Years Centre,Thursday, October 18, 10am – 11:30am,149 Ainslie Street, Cambridge; Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre , Friday, October 19, 10am – 11:30am, 154 Gatewood Road, Kitchener.

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Kitchener Citizen East Edition - October 2012