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WILL SAVE $200,000 ANNUALLY
Only new homeowners get free blue boxes from Region of Waterloo Waste Management BY HELEN HALL
n the last five years, the Region of Waterloo has given away about 250,000 free blue recycling boxes. That’s almost 1,000 blue boxes a week, and it was a cost that “just wasn’t sustainable,” says Waste Management Program Manager Cari Rastas Howard. Regional council voted to trim some services provided by its Waste Management division during the 2013 budget deliberations. New homeowners can still get a free blue box, but replacement boxes must now be purchased by homeowners. The region will not sell blue boxes at the landfill. They can be purchased at most hardware stores, as well as many other retail stores in the region. Howard said while some residents are disappointed that they can’t get free replacement boxes, others are “blown away” at the number that were picked up free each year. There are about 150,000 individual curbside garbage stops in Waterloo Region. Data from the last five years indicates that 50,000 free replacement boxes were picked up each year - which roughly translates into a new box for every stop every three years. “Residents now have to treat it like their garbage containers,” Howard said. Homeowners have always been responsible for purchasing their own garbage can and replacing it when it gets damaged. The region estimates it will save $200,000 a year by discontinuing this free service. In addition, starting April 2, there will be a new $2 minimum tipping fee for dumping waste at the Waterloo landfill. Currently, there is no charge for the first 50 kg weighed on the scale, and loads over 50 kg
Waste Management Project Manager Cari Rastas Howard said the Region of Waterloo has been giving away 50,000 free replacement blue boxes a year for the past five years and can no longer afford to do so. Only new homeowners will be able to get a free blue boxfrom the region now.
are charged the tipping fee of $7.40 per 100kg. After April 2, loads under 50 kg will be charged the flat rate of $2, and fees will remain the same for loads over 50 kg. Howard said other municipalities have a minimum fee of between $5 and $20. This new fee does not apply to items that are free to drop off, such as household hazardous waste, oil, paint, or Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity ReStore donations. To save staffing costs, the public area of the Waterloo landfill will now be closed on all statutory holidays. In the past, it only closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information on waste collection and to check hours of operation for the landfill, visit its website www.regionof waterloo.ca
Cooper Patrick of Kitchener walks on a tightrope at the Circus! exhibit at the Waterloo Region Museum. The exhibit has lots of hands-on activities and tales about the circus. The exhibit runs until May 5.
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Former regional councilors honoured with Jack Young Civic Award F ormer Regional Councillors Wayne Roth, Grace Sudden and Lynne Woolstencroft were presented with the 2012 Jack Young Civic Award at the March 6 regional council meeting. The award is the regionâ€™s highest honour and is presented every two years to people in Waterloo Region who best exemplify the high standards of political and civic life exhibited by Jack A. Young â€“ the first Chair of the
Regional Municipality of Waterloo â€“ during his years of public service. â€œThe selection committee was struck by the broad scope and length of time of the recipientsâ€™ involvement in our community,â€? said Ken Seiling, Regional Chair. â€œThe contributions of Wayne, Grace and Lynne during the many years of their regional public service have had a lasting and positive impact on the
citizens of Waterloo Region.â€? â€˘ Wayne Roth has dedicated an exceptional portion of his life towards political and civic service. Wayneâ€™s common-sense approach is a trademark of his success. Serving as a member of Waterloo Regional Council and Mayor of Wilmot Township for 13 years, as well as on the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board, the Grand River Conservation Authority
and the Regionâ€™s Museum Advisory Committee, he has contributed in decision-making in numerous program areas that positively affect and contribute to the well being of citizens across Waterloo Region. As a member of Regional Council, Wayne always demonstrated his deep appreciation for and commitment to protecting the unique rural-urban balance cherished Continued on page 20...
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Let city council know your view on open air burning
n March 4, 2013, Kitchener council O voted 7-3 in favour of accepting a new draft bylaw that will continue to allow campfires in Kitchener backyards from 6pm to 11pm each day. We have been assured that there will be increased enforcement of the burning bylaw regulations during the peak season, and there is a service level goal of responding to firepit complaint calls in 2 hours. If you are angry that Kitchener council has voted to allow uninspected firepits to burn near your home, let someone know how these campfires affect your life. Pick up the phone, and call Office of the Mayor and Council at phone number 519741-2300, or ask to speak to the council member for your ward. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are upset with the decision. If a neighbor is breaking bylaw regulations, or smoke is a nuisance, please call Waterloo Region Police Department
phone number 519-653-7700 for non-urgent complaints. A Kitchener Bylaw Enforcement Officer will be dispatched to help you. Start keeping a record of campfire problems by writing down dates, times and the kind of complaint. If no one has come to help you after 2 hours go by, call again. If you have friends or neighbours who live in Waterloo along the border of Kitchener, and they are being affected by smoke nuisance, or other campfire problems, please mention this information to them. Waterloo residents should call the Waterloo Region Police phone number, and a Kitchener Bylaw Enforcement Officer will be sent to assist them even though they live in Waterloo. If the yard with the campfire is very small, please insist that the Bylaw Officer measure the setback distance, and record the results on the report. The campfire setback must be 5 m. from any property line even if there
is no fence separating the yards. Dr. Wang, Associate Regional Medical Officer of Health, made a presentation to Kitchener council on February 25, 2013. She provided information on the health effects of wood smoke from burning wood indoors in fireplaces as well as wood smoke pollution from backyard campfires. Please call the Region of Waterloo Public Health Department at phone number 519883-2000 if you have questions, or concerns. You have the right to request that this information be made available to you. We are leaving a firepit ban petition open at www.gopetition.com/petitions/ kitcheneron-backyard-campfire-ban.html. The first petition has been closed after we presented over 2300 signatures to Kitchener council. Ingrid Sienerth Kitchener
Being a Block Parent is a way to give back to your community
he Waterloo Regional Block Parent T Program provides children, seniors and others, a place to receive assistance if they become lost, frightened or face additional troubles. You may recall the Block Parent Program from when you were a child. The Program has not changed much since then. Block Parents are still made up of every day Canadians who put a sign in their window indicating they will help children in need. The program has made a few changes. Businesses are now welcome to become Block Parents and lost seniors are encouraged to visit Block Parent homes or businesses, but the essence of the program remains the same. Block Parent is a volunteer driven program, and like many volunteer led efforts it has had its struggles. Over the last ten years the program has been in decline, but recently a dedicated group of volunteers, led by Tara Mondou, has begun the process of revitalizing this excellent program in Waterloo Region. Recently the local Block Parents launched a campaign to find 200 new Block Parents by the end of April. Within a day of my learning of the campaign I also learned Tara had recruited five new Block Parents. Her enthusiasm for the program leaves little doubt that Block Parent signs will soon be seen all across Waterloo Region Today, I would like to invite you to
consider aiding in rejuvenating this valuable program by becoming a Block Parent. I know what you are thinking, you are a busy person and you just do not have time for one more thing. Let me alleviate this concern. Like you, I have many things on the go and though I would like to volunteer more, I find it difficult to find the time. This is the beauty of the Block Parent Program. It is an easy way to contribute to the neighbourhood, only taking a few simple steps to become involved: 1) Contact the Block Parent Program to receive your Police Records Check Request Form to ensure your PRC is free. You and everyone over 12 years of age residing in your home will need to visit your local police station to receive your PRC. 2) Fill out the application form found at www.blockparents.ca 3) Mail the police check and the application form to: Waterloo Regional Block Parent Program, c/o Suddaby Public School, 171 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON N2H 2M6 4) Participate in a 20 minute orientation session in your very own home. During this session a volunteer will drop off your sign. When you have received the sign, put it up when it’s convenient for you. Some Block Parents only put the sign up for an hour or two each week. This is still appreciated as even a little contribution can help to make a safer community. Block Parent signs in a neighbourhood, show
children that people are there to help if they need it, and it sends a message to those who may wish to cause trouble that the neighbourhood is being watched. The Block Parent sign and what it symbolizes, appearing in a neighbourhood, is the main benefit of the program. Actual visits to a Block Parent home are rare. My parents in over 20 years of being a Block Parent have had two visitors. In the rare circumstances where a child or senior, comes to your door, all you need to do is to make a quick phone call on their behalf. This may be to the emergency services or to a parent. There is no need to even let the person into your home. In fact I would encourage you to wait on your porch with the visitor; this ensures you can feel comfortable and that the child or senior feels safe. After they leave there is a short Incident Form to fill out. Being a Block Parent is a low effort high impact way for you to give back to your community. So what are you waiting for, visit www.blockparents.ca and start the process of becoming a Block Parent today! Anthony Piscitelli is a Trustee with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. These opinions are his own.
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Three teams to bid on LRT construction BY CARRIE DEBRONE
he final decision is still about eight months away but the Region of Waterloo has chosen the three teams that will be allowed to bid on construction of the LRT. The project is expected to be completed by 2017. On Feb. 22, regional officials announced that GrandLinq, Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge Transit Partners, and Tricity Transit System will be invited to bid on thee rapid transit project’s first stage that includes building 19 km of Light Rail Transit (LRT) from Conestoga Mall to Fairview Park Mall and 17 km of adapted Bus Rapid Transit (aBRT) from Fairview Park Mall to the Ainslie Street Terminal in Cambridge. The region expects to ask for proposals from the three teams in April. The winning team will be chosen in January 2014. The region has budgeted $253-million toward the $818-million LRT project while the provincial government has committed $300million and the federal government will pay $265 million. The project also involves design and operation of the system for at least 30 years. Each team is made up of a variety of companies that include engineering firms, financial institutions, construction companies, architects, companies capable of operating and maintaining LRT and trade companies and each submission was evaluated on its financial position, experience, leadership, as well as the depth and ability of the integrated project teams. Commissioner, Transportation and Environmental Services Thomas Schmidt said the region received submissions from seven construction teams, which all met the qualifications of the bidder’s selection process. “This is a huge milestone for us. It’s the first step to get to the final choice,” Schmidt said. Schmidt said the bids were first examined by several management teams and then turned over for analysis by an evaluation committee, which scored the bids in a variety of areas. “These three were the strongest. They have
the financial backing and the experience to make the project work,” he said, adding that the winning teams took the time to place local contractors on their teams and to include items uniquely important to the region. Each of the final three have made these local companies part of their extensive teams --Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd., Aecon Concessions, Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Kiewit Canada Development Corp and AECOM Canada Ltd. are all members of the GrandLinq team; IBI Group, E & E Seegmiller Ltd. and Guild Electric Ltd. are part of the Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge Transit Partners team; and EllisDon Capital Inc. and Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd. are part of the Tricity Transit System team. Members of the evaluation committee were clearly pleased with not only the number of submissions they received for the project but also the caliber of the companies that applied to bid on the project. “We were quite pleased with all seven of the teams. They were all internationally and nationally recognized companies with experience in building LRTS.,” said regional councilor Sean Strickland. “Skeptics thought we wouldn’t get any submissions or not any good ones,” said fellow committee member and regional councilor Tom Galloway. “It’s a project that needed to be looked at and here it is,” said councilor Claudette Millar. To ensure the winning team will be invested for the long term in the project, the region will retain about 25 per cent of the cost of the project that will be paid to the company chosen to operate and maintain the new LRT system. To increase local involvement in the project, the greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce are organizing a rapid transit trade show to be held April 23 giving smaller local companies the chance to sell themselves and become part of the construction teams. It is expected that local companies such as landscapers, concrete companies, paving stone, electrical and mechanical companies will attend.
Federal laws prohibit movement of firewood from Kitchener to areas without ash borer beetle BY HELEN HALL
sh trees continue to be cut down in Kitchener’s ward four, but don’t consider transporting some of those logs up to your cottage for firewood. Fines start at $1,300 for moving firewood from areas infected with the Emerald Ash Borer beetle to areas that are not. Waterloo Region, along with almost all of southern Ontario, has been infected. Regional Program Officer with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Brian Hamilton said the Emerald Ash Borer beetle pupae are now under the bark of the trees recently cut down and are “getting ready to become larvae and emerge in the next couple weeks.” Moving firewood can spread the infestation to new areas in the province. Those who move firewood for commercial reasons, such as selling it, could pay higher
fines of up to $10,000. Because it is hard to detect one kind of wood from another once a tree has been cut down, these rules and fines are applied to the movement of any kind of wood from Waterloo Region. Environmental and Urban Forest Project Manager with the City of Kitchener David Schmitt said the city is taking away the remains of most trees they have cut down, but occasionally leave some behind if a homeowner requests it for their fireplace. After the ash logs are removed by the City of Kitchener crews, they are chipped up. Schmitt said although the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has not been found yet in all areas of Kitchener, it is a “done deal” that it will be found throughout the city eventually because the beetle is such an “aggressive” insect. Schmitt said provincial parks are also running “extensive campaigns” to discourage people from bringing in firewood.
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f 95 per cent of what we learn comes from Ipeople using our eyes and ears, how is it possible for who are both deaf and blind to communicate? Kitchener councillor Scott Davey and his sister Charlene Johnson, were among the over 100 guests who experienced what it is like to be blind as they were blindfolded before a fourcourse gourmet meal at the Dining in the Dark event held February 28 at the Westmount Golf and Country Club in Kitchener. Guests had to rely on their senses of taste, touch, hearing and smell as they tried to identify the various items on their plates and talk with other guests at their table. Each table of guests was assisted by a DeafBlind Ontario Services volunteer intervener, who helped get them seated, explained the placement of silverware, dishes and glasses at the table and then helped serve the meal and answer questions. “It was a really interesting experience and incredibly well run and on time,” Davey said, adding that he attended the event because he believes councilors should show their support for the charity. “After you put the blindfold on you instantly feel quite vulnerable. You have to rely and trust other folks to help you. I didn’t even know whether someone was sitting beside me or not. I spilled a few things and I found it difficult to know if there was still food on my plate. It was definitely a humbling experience. It’s very clear that these folks need a lot of support,” Davey said. He added that he was “taken aback” by the incredible help provided by the interveners who work daily with deafblind people and who helped the guests at the dinner. “They are fantastic at what they do. They provide the communication link for deafblind people,” he said. The evening also featured a silent auction, entertainment by the Twin City Harmonizers and a classical guitar duet by students from Conrad Grebel University College. It was the first time the unique fundraising event has
DeafBlind Ontario Services intervener Holly Ferguson helps seat Kitchener councillor Scott Davey and his sister Charlene Johnson who were among more than 100 guests at the recent Dining in the Dark fundraising event.
been held in Kitchener. Founded in 1989 by a group of parents, DeafBlind Ontario Services helps provide community-based housing, independent living skills, work experience and other specialized support to over 50 congenitally deafblind adults living in many communities in Ontario, including Kitchener-Waterloo. “We wanted guests to experience what it’s like to be deprived of one of their senses, in this case sight,” said Susan Manahan, Manager of Community Development, who said the organization held a similar event in Toronto several years ago that was very successful. “There’s definitely a buzz it the room. People tend to talk louder when they are blindfolded, partly because they can’t see how far away they are from other people,” said Manahan. “Some will be surprised by what they pick up on their forks,” she said. All individuals who are deafblind experience challenges with communication and mobility and most have additional physical disabilities and medical issues. About 7,000 Ontarians live with deafblindness. For more information on DeafBlind Ontario Services visit www.deafblindontario.com
St. Mary’s High School grade 10 students Andrew Chenier (left) and Paul Hohbaum learn how to make military rosaries. Students from 21 classes at the Kitchener high school made over 400 rosaries that will be in the hands of soldiers around the world by the end of the year. Members of The Immaculate Heart of Mary Rosary guild came to the school March 4, 5 and 6 to teach students how to make military rosaries (using brown, green, blue and black beads).The rosaries will be sent to the chaplain at Base Borden who will forward them to the Department of National Defense in Ottawa to be shipped worldwide to any military units that request them. With the help of several Catholic elementary and high schools in this region, the guild produces over 10,000 rosaries a year.
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New federal electoral boundary commission proposal puts the Region of Waterloo back together again BY HELEN HALL
the third time is the charm. HTheopefully, Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission has offered up its third proposal for how Waterloo Region should be divided for voting in the next federal election. The commission is trying to accommodate population growth in the province and has 15 new seats to distribute in Ontario. In the new proposal announced February 14, it has again added a fifth riding to Waterloo Region. Waterloo Region will continue to have the current federal ridings, with slightly altered boundaries, in Waterloo, Kitchener-Centre, KitchenerConestoga and Cambridge. However, the south part of Kitchener (which currently votes in KitchenerConestoga) and the Hespeler portion of Cambridge (which currently votes with Cambridge and North Dumfries) will join together to form the new riding of Kitchener South - Hespeler. This will keep all residents of the Region of Waterloo voting in five separate ridings all located within the region. In its first proposal in the fall of 2012,
it established a new fifth riding in Waterloo Region called Kitchener South - North Dumfries - Brant. North Dumfries wanted to continue to vote with Cambridge and many didn’t see what the County of Brant and the south end of Kitchener had in common. A second proposal was introduced in December 2012 that abolished the Kitchener-Conestoga riding and split up the Region sending Woolwich residents to vote federally with Wellington County, and Wellesley and Wilmot residents to vote federally in Perth. Many politicians, including Kitchener-Conestoga MP Harold Albrecht, were not happy with this configuration. “It’s obviously disconcerting when the riding you represent won’t exist anymore,” he said. However, he said he was more concerned with the Waterloo Region township residents voting federally with other municipalities instead of keeping the region together. The latest proposal keeps the region together and adds a fifth riding. Kitchener-Conestoga MP Albrecht is pleased to see his riding survive and the region kept together. “I think a lot of us were in shock when that draft proposal was floated last fall,” said Albrecht. “It didn’t make sense for voters in the
The third proposal from the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission creates a new riding in Waterloo Region called Kitchener South - Hespeler made up of the south part of Kitchener and the former Hespeler part of Cambridge. Map courtesy of the Federal Electoral Boundary Commission
Townships to be separated from the rest of the Region’s interests in terms of health care, business development, crime prevention, or their sources of drinking water.” “I’m pleased the Commission heard our voice — unified and strong — that Waterloo Region is not just a
community of interest,” said Albrecht, “but a unified and strong community.” To read more on the commission’s proposals in Ontario and across Canada, visit it’s website www.redecoupage-federalredistribution.ca.
Downtown Kitchener BIA to consider boundary expansion BY CARRIE DEBRONE
ust a few weeks into her new job as executive JBusiness director of the downtown Kitchener Improvement Area (BIA), Shannon Weber did something that hadn’t been done for many years. She surveyed its 700 members. The results of the survey could lead to several changes in the organization. “We want to make sure we provide the best service and value that we can with our limited budget and we want to know what members consider their priorities for events that we run downtown,” Weber said. The BIA’s main role is to promote and support businesses and community in Kitchener’s downtown. The non-profit organization, is currently working towards developing an urban neighbourhood in the city centre by holding events and activities, beautifying the downtown with flowers and decorations, by supporting the development of the city’s innovation district and by encouraging a collaborative community by providing opportunities for downtown businesses to work together. Serving an area bound by Cedar, Charles, Francis and Duke Streets, the BIA is also looking at expanding its boundaries. “We have a lot of businesses that want to be part of the downtown BIA and we want to serve them,” Weber said. The results of the membership survey and possible boundary changes will be on the agenda at the BIA’s April annual general meeting. “Kitchener seems to have an attraction to real collaboration,” she said, adding that the BIA’s efforts to involve downtown businesses in the events they have organized in the past such as Canada Day, networking evenings, and
arts and cultural events have been very successful with many of its member businesses offering to participate in their own unique ways. Weber, who has lived in the local community since 1996, has held various executive roles serving not-for-profit organizations. Most recently she was General Manager of the Sheridan College Student Union, and has held roles in business development, insurance, finance, and management consulting. She has also volunteered in local organizations such as Junior Achievement and Leadership Waterloo Region and currently serves as President and Chair of Our Place Family Resource and Early Years Centre in Kitchener. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Waterloo. Downtown Kitchener BIA is a not for profit organization managed by a volunteer board of directors and is comprised of cross section of the membership with city council and city staff representatives. Currently the BIA is planning the 2nd annual Style in the City fashion show that will take place May 22 at the City Hall Rotunda at noon hour. Showcasing local fashion businesses, jewelers, and salons Weber said she is hoping it will be filled to capacity as it was last year. “I am honoured to be part of something that I know took a lot of tine and effort to develop,” Weber said of the BIA, adding that with the work of the organization, downtown of Kitchener has developed into a vibrant place where people want to run businesses, live and find entertainment. For more information about the downtown Kitchener BIA visit www.kitchenerdown town.com.
Shannon Weber, hired as new Executive Director of the downtown Kitchener Business Improvement Area (BIA) six weeks ago, plans to build on the work done by the non-profit organization to promote and support businesses and community in downtown Kitchener.
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Cut the prosciutto slices into bite-sized pieces and set aside. In a heavy saucepan, bring cream to a simmer and simmer fairly briskly until it is reduced to 1 ¼ cups – about 10 minutes or more. Reduce heat to low, and whisk in the cheese carefully – do not allow mixture to boil. Whisk until cheese has melted, then remove from heat. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until it has reached the al dente stage. It should still show some resistance to the testing fork. Drain in a colander, and return pasta to the pot.
Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss with the prosciutto, parsley and freshly-ground black pepper. Serve immediately. A fairly new arrival in food trends is the practice of sprinkling sea salt on the surface of items to be baked, rather than incorporating the salt into the ingredients. This should not be done with table salt, but a bit of flaky sea salt sprinkled on the surface of cookies, tarts, pie crusts, ice cream etc. provides a flavour boost. The flaky type of sea salt has a crunchy texture and the delicate flakes are ideal as the finishing touch on various desserts.
The nutty flavour of Brussels sprouts requires little enhancing. I think that the Italians do it best.
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1/4 cup olive oil 4 or 5 cloves garlic kosher salt or coarse sea salt freshly ground black pepper fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Use sprouts that are nicely matched for size and steam them until they are just barely tender. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and slowly fry the whole, peeled garlic cloves until they are very dark brown. Discard the garlic. Add the drained, cooked sprouts to the olive oil, and cook and stir briefly – just long enough tot coat the sprouts well with the oil. Season to taste with coarse sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, a dash of fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of grated cheese. Serve immediately. The black olives add a flavour surprise to this soup. This recipe also works well if you use cauliflower in place of broccoli.
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1 small onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon flour 4 cups chicken stock, homemade if possible 2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese ¼ cup good-quality black olives kosher salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste
Steam broccoli until tender. Meanwhile, melt butter in a soup kettle and sauté the onion and garlic until tender. Sprinkle with flour, and whisk over low heat until mixture is blended. Whisk in stock and continue to whisk until smooth; add cheese while continuing to whisk until cheese is melted and smooth. Add broccoli and olives and heat slowly. Season to taste, and serve immediately.
For the coming maple syrup season: Mix 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour with a bottle of beer. Coarsely chop apples, as many as you like - (no need to peel them) and stir in. Deep fry by the generous spoonful, and top with maple syrup or a sprinkling of sugar.
Although it has never gone out of style, chicken is currently enjoying a surge in popularity. This is the easiest way I know to add a sauce to a chicken leg or thighs – or, for that matter, to a steak or a pork chop, too. Merely allow a compound butter to melt on the surface of the meat. This is only one of countless possibilities:
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In a small mixing bowl, combine the dry mustard and the wine. Allow to stand for about an hour or so, and then blend in the softened butter and the minced garlic. *Also good dotted on hot cooked vegetables, just before serving.
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Health Canada : Where Are The Dead Bodies? BY W. GIFFORD-JONES M.D.
Do you know that every day 290 North American citizens are killed by prescription drugs? To kill the same number of people a jumbo jet would have to crash every day. So why are natural remedies being removed from health food stores while drugs that kill remain available? Dr .Zoltan Rona, an expert on natural remedies, recently told me that, “Health Canada has been raiding health food stores, terrorizing proprietors and confiscating natural food supplements.” He asked, “Could you help to stop it?” Rona described a New York Times report that the government’s primary suspect in 542 deaths was Pradaxa, a blood thinning agent. Moreover, when this drug causes bleeding there is no antidote to stop it. Yet Health Canada has done nothing to remove Pradaxa from the market. However, it has removed a competitor, the soy-derived enzyme Nattokinase, a safe, effective, natural, blood thinner that has not harmed anyone and has been used for centuries in Japan. While researching this column I interviewed several other authorities who were concerned that other natural remedies are no longer available. I also discovered a most disturbing fact. In Germany, a doctor’s prescription is now required to obtain vitamin C! A red light flashed as I’ve recently reported that a powder that contains a high concentration of vitamin C and lysine, can prevent and reverse coronary heart disease. Germans now pay $45.00 for 90 tablets of 500 milligrams of vitamin C. Since I take several thousands of C daily this asinine ruling would cost me $3,600 annually for C! This shows how far governments go to control natural remedies. It’s sheer, unadulterated madness since there is no known toxic amount of vitamin C. For instance, it’s been proven safe to give intravenous injections of several hundred thousand milligrams of vitamin C day after day intravenously to fight infection. Today, many people are also taking Sytrinol, a natural remedy consisting of citrus and palm fruit extract which decreases total and bad cholesterol, and triglycerides and increases good
cholesterol. For the moment it’s still available and there’s no scientific reason it should be removed. But if it happens patients will be forced to switch to cholesterol-lowering drugs whose safety record leaves much to be desired. Professor Alan Cassels at the University of Victoria, says that, “cholesterollowering drugs are not worth the risk and history will regard CLDs as an unmitigated scandal in medicine”. Readers know I share this view. But hell will freeze over before Health Canada raises an alarm and closes the door on these multi-billion dollar risky products. Money and high paid lobbyists have won the day in Ottawa and Washington. Other North Americans are taking products such as BioSil to prevent osteoporosis (fragile bones). This natural silicon product safely deposits calcium and phosphate into bone. It’s even more effective if used along with vitamin D3 which helps to absorb calcium from the bowel and vitamin K2 that deposits calcium and phosphate into bone where they belong, rather than into arteries where they cause trouble. Will these people be forced to take drugs such as Fosamax and Actonel that have been associated with unusual fractures and degeneration of the jaw bone? If government bureaucrats are honestly interested in the welfare of medical consumers, the best way for them to make an assessment is to examine records of the dead bodies. Data collected from 57 Poison Control Centers in the U.S. showed that in 2010, there were no deaths from the use of vitamin and herbal supplements. This in spite of the fact that during this year there were 60 billion doses of nutritional supplements taken! So where will these amateur forensic bureaucrats find the dead bodies? It doesn’t require a long tedious search. The Journal of the American Medical Association claims that there are 60,000 deaths from drug use in the U.S and 10,000 in Canada every year. Now it’s the 4th leading cause of death after cancer, heart disease, and stroke. The point is prescription drugs can kill, natural remedies never. It’s time that Health Canada learned this message. See the new web site www.docgiff.com Comments to email@example.com
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BUSINESSfeature Nathan Hallman reflects on his decision to join the family business BY NATHAN HALLMAN
’m a fourth-generation Iintended home builder who never to get into the business. Yet, here I am President and managing partner of the family’s Aberdeen Homes. I had no interest in being a home builder or joining the family business. In fact, I wanted to break away completely. The Hallman name was wellknown in Waterloo Region for property management, land development and philanthropy, but I wanted to do something for Nathan and not Hallman. After I graduated in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo, I felt I had to leave the area if I were to make it on my own. I moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where I worked for Habitat for Humanity for a year and then joined a nonprofit organization that was involved in granting money to organizations that needed contaminated sites cleaned up. Over time I began to miss
home and my community. I was comfortable with the decision to return to Ontario. I had proven that I could be successful on my own and didn’t have to rely on the family name. Even so, I still had no desire to join the family business. My sister and I were never encouraged to join the firm; it had to be natural and not forced. My sister had no interest and I was determined to make it on my own. I joined a Toronto-based property management firm and was doing quite well. A casual comment to my father led to a serious discussion about my returning to Waterloo and taking over the business. I made the move 11 years ago and got my feet wet in customer service, moved into management and eventually became President while my father took the role of CEO. To say everything has gone smoothly would be a lie. There have been bumps along the way, but one of the smartest things we did was to turn to someone on the outside to help us work
things out. We worked with The Centre for Family Business, which is a local organization that supports family businesses. They hold monthly seminars on topics such as succession planning and running a family business. We also sat down with an independent counselor to discuss issues as they arose. There is nothing wrong with bringing in a third party to provide guidance. Family businesses are often deeply private and reluctant to share their problems; preferring instead to keep control strictly in-house. Fortunately, we recognized early on that we needed outside help to guide us. So often you will see family businesses suffer under the third generation. That’s why it is important to swallow one’s pride and reach out for help. My great-grandfather, Anson, began doing renovations in the Kitchener area in the 1920s. My grandfather, Lyle, founded Hallman Construction following the Second World War and became the area’s largest builder of apartment buildings. He recognized the need for
TECHNO BYTES Securely Erase Files from SSDs BY EVERTON WILMOT
he cost of Solid State T Drives (SSDs) is coming down rapidly and adoption rates are going up. For the average person, this means increased speed and reliability at a realistic price, which is a good thing for most. For those with confidential information who need to securely erase their files, this introduces some problems, especially on older SSD's or cheaper SSD's that do not support TRIM or the Secure Erase feature of the more recent ATA/IDE or SATA drives. The problem on a Mac: "Secure Empty Trash" on Mac OS X is supposed to cause those blocks to be overwritten with garbage so your data is destroyed. However, if the SSD drive plays games with those write requests behind the OS's back, such as doing wear-leveling, it's possible in some cases that the write operations from "Secure Empty Trash" will actually go to new blocks on the SSD, leaving the original data in the old
blocks perfectly intact. Now, whilst the drive would probably never let you read the data from those old blocks under normal circumstances, that's not to say you should not be able to read those old blocks if you remove the flash chips from the drive and read them individually, which takes a fair bit of time and effort to do but is not impossible. The solution on a Mac: Encrypt your drive as soon as the OS is installed on it. Under Lion, the entire drive can be encrypted - under older version of OS X only the user home folder is encrypted. Should the chips/drive be removed, the data will be garbage. Note: Make sure you backup your encrypted drive regularly! Secure Empty Trash on newer SSD's should follow the ATA/IDE or SATA Secure Erase specifications though. The problem on Windows: Windows 7 barely has any provisions for securely erasing files. Microsoft does have an SDelete utility on TechNet, but it does not ship this with Windows 7 and even if it did, this doesn't really work on SSD's either, only the older hard disks.
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affordable housing for returning vets and was among the first to begin building wartime housing. He also helped to start the local Home Builders’ Association. My father, Jim, joined Hallman Construction but later ventured out on his own and founded Aberdeen Homes 17 years ago. There is a story we use in our marketing about the Aberdeen name, but the truth is that AB is at the top of the phone book. Our challenge today is the availability of serviced lots. We’re still building on the land my grandfather bought decades ago, but the challenge is getting that land serviced. And, of course, that leads to higher priced homes because served lots carry a premium. Development charges are also a concern.
On a personal side, finding balance between business and family can be difficult. My wife and I have four young children and balancing work and family is critical. I don’t want to be so consumed with work that I miss out on seeing my family grow. Ideally, I would like to work more on the business rather than in it. But making quality time for my family is challenging with a busy work schedule. I don’t see Aberdeen Homes becoming a large builder. We’re quite happy with 50 or so homes a year. There is room for niche players in Waterloo. The upside for the homebuyer is that when they buy an Aberdeen home, it is built by the owner; I’m on site and they can approach me at any time.
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â€˘ Clean, spacious Black Willow condo â€˘ Ideal for seniors, couples and students. â€˘ Very quiet well cared for building. â€˘ Walking distance to shopping, uptown Waterloo + University. â€˘ Clean, spacious, open concept 4 level backsplit home with central air â€˘ Recent improvements include: new flooring in the kitchen, foyer, living and dining room + so much more â€˘ Walk-out from family room to fenced back yard â€˘ Great small town neighbourhood only minutes from Kitchener-Waterloo. â€˘ Beautiful 2-storey home with walk-out basement. â€˘ Walk-out to deck off dining room. â€˘ Close to schools, parks, and a short drive to city shopping
â€˘ Beautifully well built + cared for home top-tobottom. â€˘ Open concept with cathedral ceilings, lots of windows & sliders that lead to a huge deck & hot tub. â€˘ Fully wheelchair accessible with elevator.
Peter Schneider, Sales Representative Re/Max Solid Gold Realty (II) Ltd., Brokerage 180 Weber St. S., Waterloo 519-888-7110 Business www.takemehome.ca
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Q. This is our first reserve fund study and we need to by MARILYN know what information is LINCOLN We havenâ€™t decided required? yet on who will perform the study but need to have our information in order. This study should have been prepared two years ago but the past board of directors neglected to do this. Are these reserve fund studies the law?
Q. Our current condo President disregards everything that the other directors say. She will not listen and seems to think she can make all the important decisions without consulting with the rest of the board. We were voted into office to work as a team, not individuals. Can we fellow directors remove our President director from office since she refuses to consult with us?
A. In order for a professional engineer or consultant to conduct the study, he or she will require the built drawings and specifications, the declaration and description, any reciprocal reserve fund cost sharing agreements, previous studies, the most recent audited financial statements, the current annual contribution to the reserve fund, repairs and replacements to the common elements that have been completed and in what year, scheduled future projects and any outstanding concerns, regarding the property that need to be reviewed, such as water penetration. Reserve fund studies are not optional, they are mandatory under the Condominium Act of Ontario. Directorâ€™s who refuse to conduct such a study, will open the door for possible legal action from the unit owners, who will suffer increased financial burden as a result of the delay. Such actions will also jeopardize the officers and directorâ€™s insurance coverage as well as resale value of the units. In order to avoid serious consequences, it is imperative that the studies are completed every three years as required.
A. Condominium owners elect the directors into office. Once elected the position of President is elected by the majority vote of all the directors. Therefore, the president may be removed from that title by a majority vote of the current directors. The directors must conduct a directors meeting and notice of the meeting must specify the general nature of business to be discussed, including information referring to a vote to remove title of the current President. Even though a director may lose their title, they still remain active directors. Only the owners of the condominium corporation may vote to remove a director from office at a meeting specifically called for that purpose. * * * Marilyn Lincoln is a condo owner, director and author of â€œThe Condominium Self Management Guideâ€? 2nd edition. Send questions to marilyncondo email@example.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
REAL ESTATE CORNER
Peter is a licenced Sales Representative with Re/Max and has specialized in the Stanley Park Area for 27 years.
February cools off (slightly) The Real Estate market in Kitchener Waterloo remains strong. February sales are down slightly compared to February 2012 but compared to the 5 year average they are excellent! The average sale price for February increased 5.4% from the same time last year. The average single family home in K-W sold for $385,573. Mortgage rates are expected to remain the same for the balance of 2013 and the economic outlook for our region is also stable. Real Estate prices
STYLE OF HOMES
FEBRUARY AREA SALES REPORT
Single Detached Home -3 bedroom, single garage
Single Detached Home -4 bedroom, double garage Semi Detached
and volume of sales will continue to be strong for the remainder of the year. The number of listings on the market is down almost 14% and this is the main reason that prices are increasing. If you are thinking of selling, this is a good time. I am doubtful that this trend will continue. For a free market evaluation of your home, call or email me. Iâ€™d be happy to help.
# OF SALES
Low $247,500 High $380,900 Low $210,000 High $294,900
For a free home market evaluation without obligation, call me at 519-888-7110.
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by John Milloy
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he Ontario government is T working toward a stronger province that will create good jobs and build strong communities across the province. On Monday, February 11th Kathleen Wynne was sworn in as the 25th Premier of Ontario and first female premier. The cabinet was also sworn in that day, and I am honoured that Premier Wynne has chosen me to be the Government House Leader. As Government House Leader I am responsible for planning and managing the government's legislative program in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and working with the House Leaders of the opposition parties to see that the legislature works in the best interests of the people of Ontario.
The following week, on February 19th Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor David C. delivered the Onley government’s Speech from the Throne in the legislature, which Ontario’s 40th opened Parliament and unveiled our new government’s plan. The highlighted our speech government’s way forward to find common ground with the opposition so that Ontario can build a fair society, a strong economy and establish a more accountable legislature. Working together, we will create jobs and grow the economy, while being fiscally responsible, efficient and fair. We will focus on the bottom line, without letting anyone slip through the cracks. We will work with the opposition to make the minority parliament work to create a stronger, more
prosperous Ontario for us all. plan includes Our introducing an even-handed approach to balancing the budget, allowing all parties to work together to find savings, and eliminate the deficit by 2017-18. Working with our education, labour and private sector partners we will create employment opportunities for Ontario’s youth and institute a New Jobs strategy. In order to ensure a respectful partnership with labour leaders, we are also committed to building a sustainable process for wage negotiation through collective bargaining and interest arbitration. We will continue to expand home care and mental health services and move forward with our Senior’s Strategy, while continuing to build a comprehensive early
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Hard-working Canadians know what it takes to support a family – dedication, time and energy. And it’s certainly a plus to have savings in the bank. Since elected, the Government has prioritized lower taxes for Canadians and, in fact, has cut taxes over 140 times since 2006. These tax cuts are helping the average Canadian family of four save over $3,100 a year. Combined with the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB), the average family could save $5,500. Canadian families can save this much money through the Government’s popular tax credits. The Child Tax Credit provides personal income tax relief of over $300 for each child under the age of 18 for the 2012 tax year. The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit and the Children’s Arts Tax Credit each save families $75 per child under the age of 16 for activities such as soccer, hockey and ballet, and artistic and cultural activities respectively. Newly available on your 2012 tax return is the Family Caregiver Tax Credit. This is a welcome relief for those families with infirm relatives in their care. We’ve also increased the maximum annual Child Disability Benefit for low and moderateincome families, while extending the benefit to ensure more families can be eligible for it in the first place. All these initiatives, combined with countless others, are making a real difference. Just a few of the additional tax credits introduced include: the Textbook Tax Credit, which delivers $65 for each month of full-time post-secondary education; the Public Transit Tax Credit, a tax credit of 15% against the cost of a monthly or yearly public transit pass; the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit, a tax credit for employers equivalent to 10% of the salaries and wages paid to the apprentice; the Volunteer Firefighters Tax Credit, a credit on an amount of $3,000 for volunteer firefighters who perform at least 200 hours of service a year; and the First-Time Home Buyers Tax Credit, which saves Canadians up to $750 on qualifying home purchases. The Government has lowered personal income taxes for all Canadians, and the landmark Tax-Free Savings Account is delivering yet another savings vehicle for families. The tax season is in full swing and to help ensure you and your family won’t miss out on important savings, please visit the tax guide on my website for a more complete list of tax credits available www.stephenwoodworth.ca/myNews.
Ontario’s economy stronger; improving transportation networks; and giving everyone the same opportunities, purpose and pride. Our government will work to establish better accountability in the legislature, and work to prevent mistakes before they occur. We will be collaborative, respectful and work to take animosity out of the legislature. Members of the Legislature must all act together to serve Ontario. It is what the public expects.
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learning and child care system. If Ontario is to prosper, then individual communities must prosper, we need a national strategy on infrastructure and transit. Municipalities and families must have more input on the location of energy in their infrastructure communities, so these important economic tools have willing hosts. There is common ground that will allow us to work with the opposition that transcends partisan politics: making
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Local SPORTS City of Kitchener 45th annual athletic awards recognizes talented athletes itchener held its 45th Annual K Athletic Awards Banquet on March 5.
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Each year the city recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of many of the city’s and country’s finest amateur athletes, and the coaches who have inspired and motivated them to excel. Athletes must be a member of a Kitchener sport organization or a member of an Ontario regional, provincial or national team to win an award.
RACHEL KOWALSKI As a member of Synchro Canada’s National Swim Team, Rachel won a Silver in the Spanish Open, and at the FINA World Trophy in Beijing, China won a Silver in Combo and Bronze in Team.
INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE AWARD RECIPIENTS BASKETBALL
JUWAN EVERTON MILLER Gold with the Canadian National U17 Basketball team. KW Vipers 2012 Ontario Cup – U19, Division 1, Gold, Anthony Scott, Daniel Harun, Chris Thomson, Danny Elgadi, Perrin Smith, Erist Wame, Ian Farquharson, Alphonso Ellis, Nathaniel Ellis, John Moi KW Vipers U13 Bantam1 2012 Ontario Cup, Division 3 –Gold Harkiratt Ahluwalia, Everett Alford, Antoney Bell, Daniel Douse, David Dragan, Vincent Duong, Jason Jaros, Aidan McLennan, Prabhijit Sangha, Carson Schleimer, Raidan Thorne, Jason Vitug. KW Vipers U14 Major Bantam1 2012 Ontario Cup, Division 2 – Gold, Jake Dekker, Justin Hardy, Keenan Izzard, Minas Abara, Joshua Drew, Devon Gallivan, John McElroy, Jalen Nong, Landon Peng, Simon Petrov, Jacob Rush, Jake Zuzan. Kitchener-Waterloo Basketball Association 2012 Club of the Year, Ontario Basketball Association John Illingworth, Rob Strub, Andrew McKay, Khiam Nong, Steve Knibb, Sheri Cartwright, Mark Kuindersma, Alex Urosevic, Kyle Deep, Mike Quigley.
TYLER MILLER A member of the Canadian Men’s Paralympic Wheel Chair Basketball team won gold at the 2012 Paralympics
FIGURE SKATING KIRSTEN MOORE-TOWERS AND DYLAN MOSCOVITCH First place at the United States International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City, Utah. BRITTANY JONES AND IAN BEHARRY First place in the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Linz, Austria. KAITLYN WEAVER AND ANDREW POJE First place in Senior Dance at the Ondrej Nepela Memorial in Bratislava, Slovakia.
NATIONAL & PROVINCIAL ATHLETE AWARD RECIPIENTS BASKETBALL
Gold, Male - 16 to 18 years; A division, 1meter; Male - 16 to 18 years “A” 3meter; Male - over 18 “OPEN” 1meter; Male - over 18 “OPEN” 3meter; Male - over 18 “OPEN” Platform; Outstanding Diver Award in A Division and Open Division. NATE GROBE Tier 1 Provincial Championships Male - 12-13 yrs old C” - 1meter Gold; Male - 12-13 yrs old “C” Platform Gold; Named Outstanding Diver of “C age group”; Outstanding Diver Award in C Division KEVIN HASSELMAN Tier 1 Provincial Championships Gold, Male – U11, D Division Platform SAMUEL ZIEBA Tier 1 Provincial Championships – Gold, Male – U9, E Division - 3meter, Outstanding Diver Award in E Division KEVIN FONTYN Tier 1 Provincial Championship – Gold, Male – U9, E Division - 1meter JUSTINE HODSON Tier II Provincial Championship – Gold Female - U11, D Division 1meter, Named Outstanding Diver in “D” age division MEGAN WAKEFIELD Tier II Provincial Championships – Gold Female 14-15 yrs old, B Division - 1meter; Female14-15 yrs old “B” 3meter; Outstanding Diver in “B” Division; Ontario Winter Games: Female 14-15 yrs old “B” - 1meter. COLE LEE Tier II Provincial Championship – Gold Male age 12-13 yrs old, 3meter. JAYDE ALLEN Tier II Provincial Championship – Gold, Female - 12-13 yrs old, 3meter. AVERY MOORE Tier II Provincial Championship – Female U11, “D” Division, 1meter GABRIEL ZIEBA Ontario Winter Games – Male age 12-13 yrs old, “C” Division, 3meter VICTORIA ZIEBA Ontario Winter Games - Female U11, 1meter
PAIGE NOBBS & ANDREW MCDONALD Trillium Ontario Provincial Figure Skating Championships, Juvenile Dance, 1st Place TAYLOR STEELE & SIMON-PIERRE COTE Skate Canada Challenge - Senior Pair, 1st Place KATERINE BOBAK & IAN BEHARRY Junior Canadian Figure Skating Championships - Junior Pair, 1st Place PATRICIA CLARKE Canadian Adult Figure Skating Championships - Interpretive Women Class 11
VIVIAN BERKELEY Blind Bowls Association NationalsGold, B1 – Total Blind Women’s adult NORMAN GREEN Blind Bowls Association Nationals Gold, B2 - Partial Sight, Mens Adult, Blind Bowls Association Nationals CARRIE SPEERS Blind Bowls Association NationalsGold, B2 - Partial Sight, Women’s Adult SHANNON PHANUEF Ontario Junior Championships Gold
GOLF MAX CLIFT Canadian Optimist Junior Golf National, Championships - Gold
GYMNASTICS EMILY SILBERNAGEL 2012 Ontario Gymnastics Championships, Level 5; Vault 1st Place, Uneven Bars 1st Place, Allaround 1st Place TARA GJELSVIK 2012 Ontario Gymnastics Championships, Level 5, Uneven Bars 1st place
SPECIAL OLYMPICS CALVIN LAPIERRE Special Olympics Ontario – Winter Provincial Games 5-Pin Bowling – Division 18 CHRISTY CAMPBELL Womens Division 44 MICHAEL DEBLOCK Swimming – 50Mfreestyle, Division 15 RYAN STEELE Swimming – 50Mfreestyle, Division 14 BRIAN WETZLER Canada Special Olympics – Winter National Games Snow Shoeing – 5K, 10K
BLASTBALL: Co-ed program for children born in 2008 & 2009 (& early 2010)
HOLLY GOJMERAC 2012 Ontario Summer Games – Gold, 200m Backstroke Girls 16 yrs; 4 x 100m Medlay Relay; Backstroke leg 16 years. JOHN FAUTEUX 2012 Ontario Summer Games – Gold, 16 yr. 50m Freestyle; 16 yr. 100m Freestyle, 16 yr; 100m Breaststroke, 16 yr; 4x100m Medley Relay. Kitchener-Waterloo Synchro Club U10 Provincial Team Ontario Age Group Championship, U10 Female - Gold; Ontario Trillium Championships U10 Female – Gold; Claire Danis, Beatrice DonahoePower, Alayna Innanen, Myka Innanen, Holly Leskovar, Elizabeth Spence, Cassandra Zavitz, Emma Spott, Delaney Davis. EMMA SPOTT & DELANEY DAVIS Ontario Age Group Championship, U10 Duet, - Gold; Ontario TrilliumChampionship – Gold EMMA SPOTT Ontario TrilliumChampionship, 10 & Under Solo Gold Medalist
JUNIOR T-BALL: Co-ed program for children born in 2006 & 2007
SENIOR T-BALL: Co-ed program for children born in 2004, 2005 & 2006
JUNIOR 3 PITCH: Co-ed program for children born in 2002, 2003 & 2004
SENIOR 3 PITCH: Co-ed program for children born in 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002
MONIKA BURGESS Won a silver medal in the Senior Division of the Commonwealth Championships and a bronze in the U20 division. Also received a bronze in the European Cup in Prague. JUSTIN KARN Bronze at the Para-PanAm Games DIVING in Guadalajara. Participated in London C.J. MOORE Tier 1 Provincial Championships 2012 Paralympic Games in London in
HOCKEY Kitchener Lady Rangers, Midget B Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Championships Midget B Women’s Hockey, Leah Buhler, Abbey Devine, Kendra Ertel, Jennifer Gimbel, Claire Guistini, Marianne Hemmerich, Kristen Jakub, Lindsey Jones, Nicole Koehler, Madison Lavigne, Holly Livock, Sara Mayled, Chanelle Patterson, Isabella Richmond, Rachael Smith, Adrienne Tsandelis, Rachel Wilkinson.
STANLEY PARKOPTIMIST OPTIMIST CLUB STANLEY PARK CLUB
BLASTBALL, T-BALL, 3-PITCH Games are played in the Stanley Park, Rosemount, Chicopee and Centreville areas of Kitchener from April 27 thru to June 22. Two games/week on various evenings – any Sat. games are AM. (We offer scheduling options to accommodate you.) Our fee ncludes: T-shirt, hat, photo package, trophy and wrap-up party Sat. AM, June 22. (Note: Add $5 if processing after March 23)
(Note: Children born in 2008 with Blastball experience may be enrolled in Junior T-Ball.)
(Note: Children born in 2006 have the choice of playing either at the Junior or Senior level.) (Note: Children born in 2004 may be enrolled in either Senior T-Ball or Junior 3 Pitch) (Note: Children born in 2002 may be enrolled in either Junior or Senior 3 Pitch)
More information and ON-LINE REGISTRATION: www.StanleyParkOptimist.com You can register on-line anytime or come to one of our personal registration sessions:
Stanley Park Mall on Saturday, March 16 from 9 am to 1 pm Stanley Park Mall on Saturday, March 23 from 9 am to 1 pm Registration forms will be distributed in late February through the schools & community centres or can be downloaded from our website and then mailed to: The Optimist Club of Stanley Park, 92 Sherwood Ave., Kitchener, Ont., N2B 1J9 with a cheque payable to “The Optimist Club of Stanley Park” covering all fees as indicated. Note: all participation is by “Fair Play” codes of conduct and is solely at participant’s risk. Our program is run entirely by volunteers so parents and/or guardians are expected to be involved and help with the coaching or operation of the team. “Good sportsmanship” & “No Tobacco” rules are enforced.
Sponsors, Umpires, Scorekeepers & Student Volunteers needed: www.StanleyParkOptimist.com
KADYN WOTTON Ontario Youth Singles Championship, U11 Girls Handicap BLAKE FOSTER Ontario Youth Singles Championship, U11 Boys Handicap BRENDEN HILLIARD Ontario Youth Singles Championship, 12 & Over Boys Handicap NIKA WOTTON Ontario Ten Pin Provincials, Girls A Division
WATER POLO KW Inferno U14 Double A Co-Ed Ontario Water Polo Provincial Championships – Gold, Ben Kleebaum, Stefan Djukanovic, Ben Parent, Trenary Staley, Kennedy Lopez-Nguyen, Brodie Schiller, Blake Fowler, Tori Wilson, Aleah Ciciretto, Isidora Terpenka, Darcy Simmons, Minos Kotzambasis.
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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! asn't almost everyone wondered what it H would be like if they could read someone's mind? Author Patti Wood teaches
THIS MONTH’S READING: MAKING THE MOST OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS, BODY LANGUAGE & CHARISMA by Patti Wood REVIEWED BY: Caroline Dunbar, Library Assistant, Bibliographic Services
how to do that ... with stunning precision. In her recently published title Snap: Making the most of first impressions, body language & charisma the reader learns how to identify common – and not so common – behaviors that teach the savvy viewer what someone is thinking and feeling, a handy tool that can be used in both professional and personal life. Many books have been written about body language but some of the commonly held beliefs are turned on their head in this incisive exploration into the human psyche. For example, Wood explains the importance of understanding a person's baseline behavior and looking for deviations from that norm. Arms folded across the chest is generally believed to indicate a person with a closed off mentality but it is also a self-comforting behavior; a person demonstrating this posture while in conversation may be fully attentive, and engaged with their companion.
Because the average person is somewhat able to control their upper body movements, including facial expressions, the author makes the canny observation that it is very difficult to deceive with our lower bodies – our legs and feet find it hard to lie! Your friendly boss may be palms up and smiling, all positive indicators, but if he is sitting with legs crossed, or tucked behind his chair rather than forward, he is truly harboring some negative or uncomfortable emotions. If you're wondering if someone is telling you the truth, glance at their feet – even standing they tend to veer forward or backwards depending on our emotional state of mind. Written in an easily accessible manner Wood sets up chapters with titles that allow for easy browsing; although it is preferable to read from beginning to end, because the chapters inter-relate to each other. A professional coach and corporate consultant, Wood makes the art of mind reading – a snap!
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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Kitchener building renamed in honour of war hero T
he Government of Canada building at 15–29 Duke Street East in Kitchener has been renamed the ‘John Norton Building’ in recognition of his contribution during the War of 1812. Norton was a leader of First Nations allies in Upper Canada and played a crucial role in several major battles during the War of 1812. The building, constructed in 1937, is currently used by the Canada Border Services Agency, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the
of Justice Department Canada, National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada. the naming During ceremony, Feb. 22, Kitchener Centre Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth unveiled a commemorative plaque that will adorn the building. “John Norton, who was of Scottish and Cherokee descent, came to Canada in the 1790s as a member of the British Army. He was subsequently adopted by the Mohawks and became their war chief during the War of
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Dr. Richard Merritt, Co-Chair 1812 Bicentennial Niagara Committee (left) and Kitchener Centre MP Stephen Woodworth unveil a portrait of John Norton, a War of 1812 hero. In his honour, the building at 29 Duke Street in Kitchener has been named after Norton.
1812,” said MP Woodworth. Biographical information supplied by the federal government on Norton notes that while he was stationed at Fort Niagara near what is now Youngstown, New York, John Norton befriended a number of Six Nations people and began to learn the Mohawk language. He quickly became fascinated by the First Nations’ heritage and was very active in the community. He taught Mohawk children, and was a fur trader and an interpreter for the First Nations. Norton was adopted by the Mohawk Nation and in 1799 was considered by Mohawk
elders to be a pine tree chief, whose council should be heeded. Norton led his Mohawk warriors at the pivotal battle of Queenston Heights, where they played a central role in helping drive invading American forces back to the Niagara River and forcing them to surrender. He also led his warriors at the battles of Fort George, Stoney Creek, Chippawa and Fort Erie, and other battles during the War of 1812. “His heroic efforts paved the way for the Canada we know today—an independent and free country with a constitutional monarchy, its own parliamentary system and
a strong respect for diversity,” Woodworth said. This event is part of several commemoration activities taking place to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, which laid the foundation for Confederation and Canada’s ultimate emergence as an independent nation in North America. “I am particularly pleased that we are commemorating in Kitchener someone like John Norton, who exemplified inter-cultural respect and collaboration”, Woodworth said. For more information on John Norton and the War of 1812, visit 1812.gc.ca.
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Woolwich for 18 years and was later appointed by the Region to serve on the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board. Grace chaired Health and Social Services Committee for 14 years and was a founding member and Chair of the Waterloo Region Community Safety and Crime Prevention Council. She was also a valuable member of the team that developed the concept and laid the groundwork for the Sunnyside Home redevelopment. Always proactive, Grace made a conscious effort to get out into the community – to talk to people and learn first-hand their issues, concerns and ideas for change. • Lynne Woolstencroft is well known for her commitment and actions to make local government more accessible to its citizens. Lynne served on regional council representing the City
of Waterloo for 12 years – three of those years as mayor. She chaired the region’s first Environment Committee, which oversaw the concept and design of the region’s landfill site in Waterloo. She also served on the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board where her collaborative style helped foster a better relationship between police and staff. She was appointed by Council to the Grand River Conservation Authority where her passion for the natural environment helped to highlight the importance of regional wetlands and water resource protection. The recipients’ names have been engraved on the Jack Young Civic Award plaque and their picture will be displayed in the lobby of the Regional Administrative Headquarters, 150 Frederick Street, Kitchener until November 30, 2014.
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SHROUD OF TURIN
he last Pontifical act of Pope Benedict XVI was to allow a televised exhibition of the Shroud in Turin, Italy. What is the significance of the Shroud that it was also called "The Greatest Relic in Christendom" by Blessed Pope John Paul II? The Holy Shroud of Turin is a 14 ft. linen cloth bearing an image of a bearded, scourged, and crucified man which has been preserved and revered as the actual burial cloth of Jesus Christ.
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
Kitchener East Presbyterian
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church of 305 Laurentian Drive, Kitchener ON is honoured to host the MAN OF THE SHROUD EXHIBIT that is coming to Ontario for the first time from the Vancouver Shroud Association. It will commence on Tuesday, March 19 to Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The Exhibit will consists of a Life-sized photographic reproduction of the SHROUD OF TURIN; reproductions of the Instruments of Christ's 171 King St. S, Waterloo | 519.745.8445 Passion- Roman Nails, Scourge, Crown of Thorns; www.erbgood.com the Sudarium (Cloth of Kitchener & Waterloo’s longest serving, independently Oviedo); the Holy Cup of owned family funeral home... since 1946 Valencia (The Cup of the Last Supper) and 29 Museum Boards depicting the Science, History, Arts Residential Mortgage Special and Timeline of the * SHROUD OF TURIN. Two visiting Shroud 5 Year Fixed Term Scholars: Russ Breault from U.S. who has “We really want to honour God appeared in numerous with our money! Our friend televised documentaries suggested we speak with MSCU about our mortgage.” like History Channel, Discovery Channel, and Joshua Hall, Kitchener member C.B.S.; and Dr. Phillip Wiebe from Vancouver, a Doctor of Philosophy will give lectures on the SHROUD OF TURIN. The Exhibit is a nondenominational event; all are welcome to attend and the admission is free (donations will be greatly Continue your conversation with MSCU, appreciated to offset the where faith and finances meet. cost of bringing the Exhibit) For complete schedule, please visit www.blessedwww.mscu.com w ww.mscu.com | 519.576.7220 sacrament.ca, emailshroud. *A After fter relationship relationship pricing. pricing. R Rate atee sub at subject subjec ject tto o change. change. Annual Annual Per P Percentage erccentage R er Rate atee (APR) at (APR) is equiv equivalent alent tto o the A Annual nnual Interest Interest Rate. Inter Rate. APR assumes email@example.com or no fees or char charges ges apply. apply. IIff fees or charges charges apply apply,, your your APR would would incr increase. ease. call 519-744-6067.
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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)
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.
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
Reformation Lutheran Church
456 Krug St. (at Cambridge), Kitchener (519) 745-2561 Pastor: Neil Thomsen Worship Service: 10:00am Sunday Church School: 9:45am
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
St. Andrew’s - Anglican
275 Mill St., Kitchener (519) 743-0911 Sunday Services: 8:00am and 10:00am Rector: Canon Rob www.standrewsmemorial.ca
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: 10:00 a.m. Church School and Nursery care provided. Sunday Hymn Sing: 10:00 a.m. (1st Sunday of month)
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FORUM ON CLIMATE ACTION PLAN - led by Sustainable Waterloo Region, REEP Green Solutions, and the Region of Waterloo, The Community Forum Series is an opportunity to share your thoughts on the Climate Action Plan, to learn about how an overall reduction target will be set for Waterloo Region, and to discuss the benefits and connections with energy and water use, economic development, local food, health, and quality of life. The forum will include a panel of community leaders and a discussion about the proposed strategies that could be put into action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from residential, business, transportation and agricultural activities in our community over the next 10 years. Tuesday, March 19th, 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Knox Church (50 Erb St. W., Waterloo); Thursday, March 21st, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener (10 King St. W., Kitchener) and Monday, March 25th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Cambridge City Hall (50 Dickson Street, Cambridge) Note: Registration and open house begins a half hour earlier, at 1:30pm and 4:30pm depending on location. To register visit: climateactionwr. eventbrite.com
â€œJUST ADD WATERâ€? SOUPFEST - in Support of The Childrenâ€™s Water Educational Council will be held on World Water Day, Friday, March 22 at the Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener from 11:30am to 2pm.For the cost of $10 per person guests are invited to sample delicious soups, breads and bite sized dessert pieces and learn how a small local not for profit organization is making a big impact on teaching over 50,000 children annually in Ontario about the importance of water. For more information please visit www.cwec.ca SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL ART SHOW - A local exhibit show entitled â€œOur Thoughts,â€? an art show by Sunnyside Public Schoolâ€™s Grade 8 students featuring approximately 90 original works will open on Saturday March 23, 2013. The show will feature art based on a youthâ€™s perspective of important teen and world issues with a negative or positive outlook. The exhibit will be on display at the Stanley Park Community Centre, 505 Franklin St. N., from March 23 â€“ April 6, 2013. The show is accessible from 9am to 5pm most days. Admission is free.
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turnkey and a young convict charged with murder to read and write. She develops an emotional attachment to the young convict and an unlikely friendship with the gaol’s matron for women. The governor’s and Olive’s differing views about capital punishment create an emotional strain that intensifies with the revelation of secrets from their pasts." For tickets visit Lost & Found Theatre's website. www.lostandfound theatre.com SUNNYSIDE SENIORS' SERVICES NEEDS VOLUNTEERS – Sandhills Café Assistants are needed on weekdays from 11:30am to 1pm to assist senior customers in our Sandhills Café. To apply, contact Janice Klassen, Coordinator, Volunteers at 519-893-8494, ext. 6372 or email jklassen@ regionofwaterloo.ca. WALK TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS – On Sunday, June 9; the 4th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis is taking place. Thousands of Canadians across Canada will walk and raise funds to support the 4.6 million Canadians who live with the pain and disability caused by this disease. Please consider registering, raising donations and participating. Proceeds go to the Arthritis Society. You can sign up today at www.walktofightarthritis.ca WATERLOO POTTERS’ WORKSHOP SPRING SALE – The Spring Sale of pottery by the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop celebrates the beginning of its 44th anniversary as an active not-forprofit guild in this regional community. From days of a limited number of glazes and forms to the current vast collection of forms and colours, there is sure to be an interesting piece perfect for that wedding, shower, birthday or personal gift, or for your own pleasure. Come to see for yourself on Friday, April 20 from 1 – 9:30 pm, Saturday, April 21 from 10 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, April 22 from 12 – 4 pm at the Waterloo Memorial
Recreation Complex, 101 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo. Free admission. Free parking. Cash, cheque, Interac, Visa and MasterCard accepted. Visit us online at: www.waterloopotters.ca for further information. WATERLOO REGIONAL POLICE MALE CHORUS FISH FRY – The Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus will host its annual Fish Fry on Wednesday, April17, 2013 at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St, Waterloo with continuous service from 4:30 to 7pm. Advance Tickets Only - $15 per adult, $7.50 for children under 12. Tickets are available from all chorus members and via e-mail at chorus@ wrps.on.ca For more information, visit www.wrps.on.ca/volunteers/male chorus.htm INDOOR GOLF CLASSIC – Don’t let the snow and cold weather affect your golf game. Join the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo Wellington (BIAWW) at our 6th Annual Indoor Golf Classic. Join us for 18 holes of simulated golf in a scramble format and help support the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington. One-Hole events include the Longest Drive Contest and Closet to Pin Challenge. Prizes will be awarded courtesy of our corporate sponsors. On Saturday evening at 6pm. join us for the sumptuous award’s dinner and entertainment with standup comedian Matthew Dicer at the Holiday Inn, Fairway Road, Kitchener. All proceeds of this event go towards the educational programming of the BIAWW and supports to survivors of Acquired Brain Injury. Tee off times are: Thursday, March 21 at 7pm; Friday, March 22 at 9am, 12:30pm, 4pm and 7:30pm; Saturday March 23 at 9am. Dinner at 6pm. A foursome costs only $400, which includes the awards dinner and entertainment with standup comedian Matthew Disero. To find out more or
your foursome visit register www.biaww.com or call 519-579-5300. 50’S PLUS EXPO – 4th annual 50’s Plus Expo. Guest speakers, information booths geared to those individuals 50 years of age and older. Hosted by MP Stephen Woodworth on Friday, March 15, 2013 at Stanley Park Community Centre, 505 Franklin Street N. Kitchener from 12:30 – 4pm. Free. Call to register: 519-741-2001. LIVE JAZZ AT HOMER WATSON HOUSE & GALLERY – live jazz concert featuring the New Vibes Jazz Quartet on Saturday, May 4, 2013, staring at 7:30 pm. Featuring Dan Brennan on bass, Andy Macpherson on vibes, Gary Tomlin on drums, and John Zadro on piano, the NVJQ is now celebrating 12 years of live jazz in Waterloo Region. Joining the Quartet for the May concert is special guest violinist Jerzy Kaplanek of the Penderecki String Quartet. The Quartet interprets jazz standards with a polished sound and fluid improvisation. NJVQ’s debut CD, “Jazz at the Gallery” was recorded in 2005 at a series of live concerts at Homer Watson House & Gallery. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling the Gallery at 519-748-4377 or online at www. homerwatson.on.ca/jazzthe-gallery-2013 Tasty refreshments will be served. Come, enjoy and be part of a wonderful night of live music! BIDS & BITES SILENT AUCTION and SPRING MUSICAL – Friday May 10th at Calvary United Church 48 Hawkesville Rd., St Jacobs. Over 150 silent auction items, refreshments and a free show! Register to place your bids at 6pm (bidding closes at 7:30pm) At 7:45pm, enjoy our Spring Musical – ‘Solid ROCK Cafe‘ presented by the students of Foundation Christian School. Auction checkout begins after the show (about 8:45pm). Admission FREE. SCHWABEN CLUB EVENTS - Saturday, March 23, 2013 Spaghetti Dinner
(presented by the Schwaben Club Kindergruppe & Judgengruppe). Doors open at 4:30 p.m., Dinner: 5:00 p.m. Tickets: $12.00 each. Saturday, April 6, 2013 Schlachtfest with music provided by "Europa". Doors open: 5:30pm, Dinner: 6:15 p.m. Members: $27.00 (+ tax), NonMembers: $35.00 (+ tax), Children $10.00 (+ tax). Menu: Wurst Platter, House Salad, Roast Pig-on-a-Spit, Pork Ribs, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy,
Krapfen (Vegetarian options available upon request). For more information and tickets for any of these events, please contact the club office at 519-742-7979. “STEAMING NOSTRIL” CYCLING RACE Cycle Waterloo announces the new, unique Steaming Nostril cycling race is coming to the region this March. “Steaming Nostril” riders will be using cross bikes, mountain bikes and hybrid
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From page 25... bikes to assess their readiness for the season ahead. The start/finish line will be near the Woolwich Memorial Center in Elmira with the 64 km course covering portions of the Kissing Bridge Rail Trail and rural farm roads of Woolwich and Wellesley Townships. Sunday March 24th no matter what the weather may bring. A hot lunch will be served after the race at the Lions Hall during the awards ceremony. Two waves start approximately 5 minutes apart. For more information on Steaming Nostril or to register go to www.cycle waterloo.com WATERLOO REGION MUSEUM STORYTELLING SERIES — The Waterloo Region Museum presents a new storytelling series called Warm Tales for a Winter Afternoon that takes place in the Christie theatre. The series features professional storytellers on select weekend afternoons over the
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course of the winter. Tickets are $10 (plus HST). For more information and to purchase tickets call 519-748-1914. Sunday April 21, 2pm. Mary-Eileen McClear, In Her Own Words: The Diaries of Maggie Owen. WATERLOO ART KITCHENER GALLERY – Walk the Talk on March 31. Admission to the gallery is free. For more information visit www.kwag.ca 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 Wednesday morning. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org SUNBEAM CENTRE HAS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU! If you are a people person with 2
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