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2012 Year in R eview By Dave Scott Boy, I do not know where to begin. As I searched through all of the 2012 editions, I looked for all of our top stories, so that we could put this special edition together. I figured I would find five or six top-notch articles that we could reprint for your enjoyment over the holidays. So I sat down, pulled out our storage bin and began the process, which I believed would take ten to fifteen minutes max… well about an hour later, I had pulled out about fifteen to twenty different editions with stories I liked… now you know our paper is just twelve pages, so I was in a lot of trouble. I needed to cut my list down… Sometimes you forget about the work you have done… just reading those stories brought back a flood of memories. Of course, number one being my adventure with Annaleise Carr, her crew, and her Lake Ontario Crossing… it almost seems like a distant memory in a way, when I look back to our first article in February as arrangements began for her mission… the training, the trial swim, the crew preparations and

the big swim (with over $200,000 raised for Camp Trillium), to being invited to Ottawa to meet the Prime Minister. Friendships were made and forged on this journey, along with a lifetime of memories. Jason Gordy is the most humble guy I know. I sat with him and his parents at their home and we talked about the lifetime of fantastic achievements this incredible Special Olympian has accomplished. It has never been about him, always about his friends and teammates… a true sportsman. Mary… Mary… is a business leader in our community with a heart of gold. Mary Taylor, the owner of Canadian Tire Simcoe, took up the challenge of biking 500 km to raise funds for Jumpstart (a Canadian Tire Foundation that helps to get kids involved in sports locally). Follow her story and triumph of will, as she battles the elements to help children. A true leader! I cannot forget Ike Hewitt and Ken Keegan, the photo of them chatting and smiling is a reminder to all just how great life is! Oh there will be a few other stories as well, and like I said earlier it

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June 12, 2012 We at the Hub put a few reporters in the field lately… we asked our local Special Olympians if they would share their experiences with us from the Provincial Games in Kingston. From their perspective… of course the team did awesome. Enjoy! Swimmers: Aimee Buckborough 2 gold and 1 bronze; Kristy Long, 2 gold and 1 silver; Aleigha Garrard, 2 gold and 1 bronze; Laura Waite 3 gold and 1 bronze. 5 Pin Bowlers: Justin Hayward; Jason Gordy, 2 gold and 2 silver; Susan Burke, 2 bronze; Stephen Parkes 1 silver and 1 bronze. 10 Pin Bowler: Junior Chiasson, 3 silver Day 1. Travel day to Kingston and Opening Ceremonies Aleigha: “It was very busy and tiring being stuck in the train all day!” Laura: “It was my first time ever on a train. I liked it! We are staying at the residence in Queens University. Kingston is a beautiful city. We went to the Opening Ceremonies. All of the athletes marched in, wearing the uniforms of the region. I enjoyed watching the dancers and the band. Doug Gilmour was there and he helped read the Special Olympics oath.” Aimee: “I had a blast! At the opening ceremonies I loved the music, it was cool. I liked the drums and the Abrams Brothers Band. I enjoyed meeting all my old friends. I loved that my family came to cheer me on.” Kristy: “I had fun on the train, it was my first train ride. We had opening ceremonies, at the K-Rock Centre. I like watching the teams walk in and the people dancing.” Steven loved seeing the Torch being brought into the K-Rock Centre, by the police. He liked watching the dance group, the Abrams Brothers, and seeing Doug Gilmour. Junior: “Going on the train was fine. Enjoyed the dancing, the band, seeing the Olympic flag.” He enjoyed travelling by train, it was his first time. Enjoyed the Opening ceremonies, especially seeing Doug Gilmour, he enjoyed watching the dance group that entertained. Jason: “I loved the opening ceremonies plus my mom and dad were there.” Susan loved travelling on the train; it was her first time travelling by train. At the opening ceremonies, Susan loved when we watched the police running through the streets with the Olympic Torch, they brought it into the sports centre and lit the Olympic Caldron. Susan also liked the band, it was great, and also the dancers were excellent.

Day 2. Competition Stephen travelled to Cornwall for 5 Pin Bowling. They had a police escort. The competition in Cornwall was a good learning experience. He scored 196 on his game. He made lots of new friends with athletes from other communities; he especially appreciated the help from his coach, Allen, from Kitchener-Waterloo area. Stephen enjoyed meeting his teammates and working together. He liked seeing the military jet at Fort Henry. Justin went to Cornwall for 5 Pin Bowling. He was thrilled to hear that Don Cherry was at Victoria Hall at Queens University to sign autographs for the athletes. Junior competed in 10 Pin Bowling. He had a great game. Junior won a silver medal for his team on Saturday Aleigha: “I had lots of fun meeting people and making new friends. Susan also travelled by bus to Cornwall for 5 Pin Bowling, she did great with her bowling, and made new friends. She enjoyed her stay at Queens University and liked her roommate Jason: “I travelled to Cornwall by bus each way for 5 Pin Bowling but I did beat my average in my second game – yaaaaaa!” Laura won her first gold medal at a swimming competition for 200 freestyle Aimee: “We swam at the military pool at Fort Henry, on Wolfe Island. It was a busy day. My mom and dad and sister Nikki, with her service dog, Salem, came to cheer me on. I worked hard at beating my times during the competition.” Day 3. Competition Finals & Closing Ceremonies Kristy won 2 gold and 1 silver: “I was happy for me, and my mom and my step dad were happy for me too and the closing ceremonies were fun for me because I was with my best friends and was lots of fun for me.” Justin, enjoyed the dance after closing ceremonies, he liked seeing the photos taken throughout the events but wished that they had shown more photos. Justin met lots of people, he made new friends, and especially a lady from Kitchener named Joyce. Aimee won medals for competition, she won a gold for 50 freestyle, another gold for 25 breaststroke and a bronze for 50 breaststroke. “It was fun to be with all the athletes. I like when the police officers escorted us up to get our medals. My family and friends were very proud of my accomplishments. The dance rocked.” Stephen won a silver and a bronze medal for bowling, he attended the closing ceremonies, and he liked seeing all the families there to

see the athletes get their medals. Stephen enjoyed watching the videos taken throughout the events. Stephen enjoyed the food served at the campus; he was lucky enough to get a private room at the campus. Laura won 3 gold and 1 bronze. 1 gold for the 200 freestyle and 1 gold for 50 breaststroke and 1 gold for 25 breaststroke and 1 bronze for 100 freestyle. “I thanked all the coaches for all they did to help us out. The closing ceremonies were good and the dance was good too.” Susan - It was a great day, Susan won 2 bronze medals. Later she went to closing ceremonies and the dance, she loved it all. Junior bowled so hard, he won 2 silver medals, one for his team. Junior also attended the Healthy athlete workshop, where he was fitted for new glasses. Junior wants to thank his coaches for bowling. Junior enjoyed the dance and the closing ceremonies Aleigha: “Everybody was so proud when I won 2 gold and 1 bronze.”

Day 4. Travel Home Aleigha: “So far it’s a good trip home to go back to our lives with our loving family and friends.” Justin - It was four long days and he was tired by the end. Justin would like to thank his coaches for their help. Susan was tired on the way home but would love to go to the Provincial Games again. “Karen Hayward was my coach she helped me out with my bowling, she was a great coach.” Stephen again enjoyed travelling home by train. “I would like to thank all the coaches for letting me be a part of Special Olympics in Cornwall.” Aimee: “It was fun. I love the train rides I want to thank all the coaches and all the volunteers and all the Simcoe coaches too. I had a super duper time in Kingston.” There you have it folks… from the athletes themselves… thanks to all, for sharing your experience with the Hub. Congratulations!

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n the Beginning

By Dave Scott July 31, 2012 Funny how four guys just going for a swim can help so many people… it was four years ago that John Rolfe, Chris Peters, Scot Brockbank and Wayne Boswell decided to start doing a little lake swimming down in Port Dover (up to two hours at a time… three times a week)… they spent the summer hitting the water, working on their front crawl… then as fate would have it, the boys decided to test their endurance and set a late September date to swim from Pottahawk to Turkey Point… I remember Scot asking if I could paddle along side a swimmer… of course I jumped at the chance… that first year, none of us knew what to expect, the swimmers all stuck together and our kayak flotilla kept them surrounded… the swimmers faced some big waves out of the east… one swimmer was ill with sea sickness but carried on… it was an adventure and a huge learning curve for both the swimmers and the paddlers… friendships were forged and a commitment to help others continued to grow from that swim… during the process of preparing for the swim the event evolved into a fundraiser with the proceeds being donated to an organization helping the battle against cancer… they raised $5000 for Norfolk General Hospital (NGH)… I remember watching the four touch shore, as they hugged and high fived each other… cancer had affected each one of these men… a friend or perhaps a family member had been affected by the disease and this was their way of fighting back… and hence began the tradition… Year two saw eight swimmers tackle the 10 km swim. More seasoned paddlers were required and the call went out… guys whom I had paddled with over the years came and helped out, again facing rough seas, rolling big waves in from the east… but true to form everyone made it and over $8000 was donated to NGH… as each swimmer sought out pledges for their swim… As I paddled for the second year… my thoughts began to consider making the swim myself for year three… The Are You Tough Enough

Swim was growing rapidly… who knew what year three would hold… and what a year it was… Ten swimmers took to the water for the third annual swim, four absolutely fantastic women swimmers, one of which was thirteen year old, Annaleise Carr… and six, over forty, guys with something left to prove. Our open water training started in May off of Dover. Our group soon grew close, with all of us taking the young Annaleise under our wing, watching out for her… which was kinda’ silly because, she was pretty much one of the strongest swimmers… hmm… I wonder if she thought the same thing, better keep an eye on those old fellas out there. Summer rolled along and as the swim neared, arrangements were made for us to go visit Camp Trillium to see how our donation would help. (‘The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre offers and promotes recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. The Trillium Centre provides an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping children and their families in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.’ - Taken from, www.camptrillium. com) It was at this point the swim became more than just a swim to all of us… hanging out with the kids from the camp… seeing the joy the camp brought to their lives… made us all realize just how good we have it… and just how important this camp is to their wellbeing… in just a few hours, the swim became even more personal… it represented the folks who we knew and had lost to cancer… the folks who had survived… and now the faces of the children, our future, were etched in each of our minds… it especially hit home with our youngest swimmer, thirteen year old Annaleise Carr… perhaps it was seeing kids her own age fighting to be strong… maybe her will to want to help others… but that day left a mark that she won’t soon forget… our training ramped up even more… the group’s resolve hardened… and friendships tightened because of the Camp Trillium experience… funds were collected… and finally the day arrived for the 10 km swim

followed by a 10 km run… the ante was high and of course the weather had something to say about our swim… I remember waking up to thunder and lighting… this was not good… we all arrived at Turkey Point, ready to be ferried over to Pottahawk… but all the training and excitement was put on hold as the storm passed over… computers were pulled out as the weather conditions were followed… until at last it was time to go for it… there was this calm, excitement for us… for the veterans of the swim, it was their right of passage… for us newbies, it was our opportunity to prove we were tough enough… we high fived each other… hooked up with our paddlers and began… Once again, the lake that day proved to be surly… the cross currents at Pottahawk left you feeling like you were going nowhere… it was like a washing machine feeling… but instead of looking in at it… you were in it… finally able to break free from its hold, you encountered three foot swells… enough to mess with your pace and direction… the constant slap of the waves upside the head reminded us, this was not going to be easy. Thank goodness all of us had a kayaker with us to give us direction. I have said it before…

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when you are out there, you realize just how small you are… how you are literally just a drop in the water. Meanwhile up near the front of the pack, Annaleise was churning up the water… relaxed, taking in her first real big open water swim… I wonder at what point of the swim, she knew that open water was her thing. The ease with which she made the swim, must have got her mind turning… earlier in the summer, she had asked Camp Trillium about volunteering… but she was still a little too young, she would have to wait a few years… Meanwhile near the back of the pack, my shoulder became an issue… unable to lift it above my head, I basically finished the last 2 km with one arm… I was surprised that my emotions began to take over… my paddler knew me well enough to push me to finish… he knew I would never get out before completing the swim! My swim that day was dedicated to a friend who had lost her son to cancer… and for the faces at Camp Trillium… it is amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it… you can overcome pain and stick to your resolve… we all made the crossing that day, all ten of us and then proceeded to run 10 km with many of the North Shore Runners 


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Are You Tough Enough Swim - Year One

Are You Tough Enough Swim Year Three - Raised $16,000 and volunteers joining in. I think we learned a lot about ourselves that day…being caught up in the emotions of the day… which brings me back to Annaleise… it was not long after that we discovered that she wanted to swim Lake Ontario… she figured it could be her way to help Camp Trillium… last October her training for a 52.5 km crossing of Lake Ontario began… her coach, Lisa Anderson, began implementing a program which would see Annaleise swim anywhere from twelve to sixteen hours a week over the winter… long, tough early morning practices… all to help others… dedication beyond reproach… meanwhile our crew for this historic swim began to form from the original, Are You Tough Enough Swim. Swimmers, Scot Brockbank (Port Dover Runner’s’ Den), Wayne Boswell, and Chris Peters; along with the paddlers, myself, Bill Martin, and my wife,

Are You Tough Enough Swim - Year Two

Back row: Bill Martin, Dave Scott, John Rolfe, Scot Brockbank, and Chris Peters. Front row: Annaleise Carr, Nancy Norton, Fran Payne, Wayne Boswell, and Kristen Thompson. Monica signed up. Others came on board from the second and third swims to help as well… soon weekly meetings were taking place… each of us drawing on our lake experience to help out… in May we attended an open water clinic in Welland where Annaleise proved her merit swimming with folks who had swam Lake Ontario, The English Channel, Manhattan and Maui. All of us knew how strong she was, but with her training over the winter with Lisa, plus her dry land training with Scot, she was flying on the 5 km swim that day, even with a head wind on the way back up the old Welland Canal. Everyone took notice that day… Annaleise Carr was serious about her endeavour to help the kids at Camp Trillium. Soon the media began to catch on to what Annaleise was working towards… now for a fourteen year old, this can all be overwhelming…

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but the big smile comes out and Annaleise speaks from the heart… she continues to impress those around her… her maturity and respect for others… she always remembers to thank those around her for helping… her crew is like extended family… and each one of us pushes ourselves to make this crossing a success for her and Camp Trillium. Let’s talk about the crew for a moment… from that original small group it is now thirty strong… zodiac drivers, kayakers, pacers, managers (Annaleise’s parents… whom have made it all possible), a doctor, physiotherapist, coach, lifeguard, media relations, cook, powerboat crew, two sail boats and their crew… plus the ground crew… all coming together as a united team to support Annaleise and help Camp Trillium… truly amazing! As for the young lady, Annaleise…

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By Dave Scott August 7, 2012 Norfolk was basking in the light of the Stanley Cup last week when it visited Simcoe and Waterford… everyone wanted his or her photo taken with the prize possession of hockey… There isn’t a child who hasn’t envisioned hoisting the Cup over their head… in our country it is the ultimate sign of achievement… grown men line up to have their photo taken with it… it is by all accounts, how we measure our hockey supremacy. When John Stevens, Assistant Coach of the LA Kings, and Nelson

Left to right: Nelson Emerson, John Stevens, Red Kelly, Rob Blake, and Jassen Cullimore. Emerson, Player Development for LA shared their Cup time with our community it once again showed the pride and respect these men have for the area they grew up in. John who toiled for close to 20 years in the American Hockey League (AHL - and is now in the AHL Hall of Fame) as a player and coach, ‘only catching a cup of coffee’ in the NHL as a player and making it to the big leagues as a head coach with the Flyers before moving into an assistant position with the Kings… he has paid his dues and earned the right to have his name engraved on the Cup… I knew John when he attended PDCS for grade nine and ten… back then you just knew he was a good guy… his dedication and work ethic

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were already prime examples of his character… he was just the type of guy who you always rooted for… so last Monday when I saw him with the Cup… I have to say, the hair stood up on my arms… it was so cool for me to see such a great guy reach the top… watching someone like John… setting such a great example for kids… and adults… never giving up… and following his dream. Of course in true John fashion, he thanked everyone and explained how a great colleague like Nelson helped in making the Cup victory come alive… Speaking of Nelson… he is a former Waterford Minor Hockey player with a distinguished college career followed by a fantastic NHL playing career.

He too is a classy guy… taking the Cup to Waterford for the folks there, was something he wanted to do… again Nelson demonstrated the strong connection that he has to the very hockey roots where he started. Did I mention our eight time Stanley Cup winner was also on hand? Red Kelly… Red was an absolute delight. With every story that Red shares the legend grows… any opportunity to visit with Red and Mrs. Kelly is truly a treat.

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By Dave Scott October 23, 2012 I headed into town last Monday night to interview Jason Gordy, who is being honoured later this month when he is inducted into the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame as one of two Special Olympians for the year 2012. It is a first for anyone from Norfolk County. Oh, and did I mention Jason just received the 2012 Special Olympic Ontario’s Male Athlete of the Year Award? Very cool! I was feeling a little down from the day before… I had completed my first marathon and my body was beat up. I had finished, but not with the time I wanted, and on top of that I had a sinus infection… so, needless to say, I was not on my Agame. I pulled into the Gordy home, and slowly climbed my way out of the car, tired and sore, here I go! The Gordys met me at the door and welcomed me. I walked into the living room and admired all the awards that were on display. Jason’s accomplishments in sports range back to 1992. There were plaques, medals, ribbons, trophies, and newspaper clippings. I asked Jason for a photo of him with his array of achievements… he shyly makes his way over for a photo. I look again and there are more awards in the kitchen on the counter… this fella has done it all! Jason gave me some details regarding all of the sports endeavours that he has taken part in over the years… track and field, darts, bowling, swimming, floor hockey, baseball, and curling (which he hopes they start up again… he really enjoyed curling… note to curling club). Jason sits quietly in his chair, relaxed and just a little embarrassed with all the attention. His parents, John and Chris, are over the moon with his

accomplishments. They explain that Jason began getting involved in sports in 1992. They have travelled with him all over the province, making friends and having a good time. Of course Jason loves to do all the sports he can and these days he is busier than ever. This recent honour bestowed upon Jason speaks of a body of work, which has taken him to the National Games level to compete in track and field; and to the Provincial Games level in bowling, swimming and floor hockey. It’s crazy when you think about it… the guy goes hard at every level, without reservation! He talks of the many people he has met over the years. His eyes light up when he tells me of meeting Dr. Frank Hayden, founder of the Special Olympics. Then he names off the places he has been: Peterborough, Pickering, Cornwall, Oakville, Windsor, North York, Chatham, to name just a few. But don’t think sports are his whole life. His other passion is trains. He is train-crazy. A few years back, Jason took a train trip that went out to Vancouver, down the west coast of the USA, across the southern states, and back up the east coast… trains fascinate him! He still finds time in his busy schedule to work three days a week over at the Venture Café, which he enjoys. We begin to talk about, why sports and what he enjoys about it. You would think with all of his accomplishments that he might say he loves the competition… wrong! He smiles, looks up and tells me he just likes hanging out with his friends. He enjoys travelling with his team, meeting new people, and playing the games. True to his form, he is quick to thank all of his coaches, his mom and dad, the sponsors over the years, and all of the volunteers. He says they have all encouraged him, and that he loves the challenges. Swim Coach, Shirley Shaw, tells me that no matter what, Jason never

complains, he always helps team members, and leads by example for the other athletes. You can hear the strong emotional tone in Shirley’s voice as she says the words… she is a very proud coach. Chris and John echo that they are so proud of their son and the body of work he has amassed over the last 20 years. John says that he and Chris are like a tail on Jason’s kite… going wherever he goes… Jason says when he received the news about the awards he was very happy! I asked Jason what advice he would pass on to other athletes starting out. He said, ‘Simple, BE A TEAM PLAYER!’ My conversation continued on with Jason’s parents and I watched as Jason quietly went about his business… sliding on his shoes, grabbing a snack, getting his coat… he came over, gave his mom a kiss, gave his dad a high five, and announced he needed to get to floor hockey practice. I loved it! I laughed to myself… Jason and I are much the same person… sure the marathon the day before had knocked me around a bit… but I was jealous because he got to go play, and for the right reasons… to be with his friends. This man is all about doing the

right thing by his team… of fair play… being a leader… he is a great teammate who leads by example… a competitor with a drive to succeeded… but not at the cost of others… a true sportsman and gentleman. Now as I think about all of Jason’s awards and taking his photo with them… I think that he probably would have enjoyed it a bit more, if I had taken it with all his teammates… sure there were a ton of awards, but they will never compare to the friends Jason has made over the years… and that my friends, is what makes Jason Gordy a true winner! I thanked his parents and headed out the door behind him. On the way home, suddenly I didn’t feel so sore… my talk with Jason had reminded me of why I play and how good it feels to be in the game… thanks Jason for reminding me of why we play. To give some perspective on Jason’s accomplishments, he was chosen Athlete of the Year out of 17,000 other athletes… Congrats Jason… from all of us!

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By Dave Scott August 21, 2012

About a year ago at this time, I had an opportunity to take some of my friends over to Camp Trillium in Waterford… to show them what it was all about… you see at the time, ten of us were preparing to swim from Pottahawk to Turkey Point and raise funds for Camp Trillium… one of the members of the group was Annaleise Carr… just 13 years old at the time… all of us were given a tour and we got to hang out with the kids for a bit. The visit to the camp that night had a profound effect on the young lady… she asked about volunteering at the camp… but was too young… she knew she had to do something… but what? How could she take her strength in swimming and help Camp Trillium? Perhaps she thought, maybe she could swim Lake Ontario… she asked her sister and her sister said, ‘You could do it!’ She asked her parents, at first they weren’t too sure… but this was something Annaleise wanted to do… No, she had to do. Her parents went and gathered the information from Solo Swim Ontario (keeper of the records and rules)… perhaps Annaleise could do this… and her parents agreed to let her try… I remember the first time I heard of this endeavour… my first thoughts were, no, she is too young… Oh I knew she was a strong swimmer having spent the summer training with her and the North Shore Swimmers… I think my concern was based on safety… in the back of my mind, she was the kid sister of our group … and we take care of our own. Planning began and Annaleise’s parents asked if I and a few others from our Pottahawk swim would help out… soon our group was having weekly meetings… hours of planning and training for our crew was put into place… if she was going to do this, our crew would keep her safe… our crew grew to twenty-three folks, it entailed two sailboats, two zodiacs, one powerboat, and a kayak, there were medical people, lifeguards, coach, swim master, pacers, all there to help keep Annaleise’s journey safe and successfully… for myself, I worked on media and helped to organize the crew… after months of preparation, the day arrived.

Annaleise looked ready… strong, fit and glowing with her smile… our crew was excited for her. If you believe it, you can do it… my weekend was something I will never forget… as you know, over the months now, the Hub has done extensive coverage of Annaleise Carr as she prepared to swim across Lake Ontario… we took you back to when Annaleise started swimming… we talked about how four local guys went for a swim a few short years ago and started a local tradition of long distance swimming… we’ve talked and talked and talked… Saturday evening at six, the talking stopped and Annaleise Carr stepped into Lake Ontario at Niagara-on-the-Lake and into history. As we began our journey, the lake was as flat as glass… it was a truly beautiful evening… the media and folks on shore were cheering for Annaleise as she began her quest to become the youngest person ever to swim Lake Ontario. I thought to myself, we picked the perfect night… she will fly across the lake… with our formation set around her… a sailboat in front, a kayak following with Annaleise beside it, Zodiac-One to her right, ZodiacTwo trailing behind in the middle, followed by another sailboat and a powerboat… all was grand and way off in the distance, you could see the CN Tower… The first few hours she was flying with a helpful push from the Niagara River… but slowly we watched as the clouds overhead formed… and the waves began to grow… we hoped it would blow over… but the wind kept increasing and with that, the waves grew too… two-footers, threefooters… the night was upon us, the wind and waves started coming at us four and five feet… big rolling waves, Annaleise would climb up a wave and then back down, her light on the back of her head was all we could see… our kayaker, Rob Smith, was getting a workout and with the darkness we could not see the waves coming until they were upon us… one basically lifting Rob’s kayak and Rob bracing himself before he was over… our Zodiac-Two was also being punished by the sea… waves would constantly smash into the boat, keeping us nice and wet… the same was occurring on ZodiacOne… our three big boats dipping up and down in the waves, looking like corks in a river… times were

tough… our concern for Annaleise paramount… her blue light on the back of her swim cap flickered as she climbed one side of a wave and slid down the other… all of us sticking as close to her as we safely could… Lake Ontario was not going to take it easy on us this night… Just when we thought things were crazy enough… other sailboats went flying by… some getting a little too close for comfort… Back on the powerboat… a few of the crew were struggling with seasickness… suddenly the boat, Chuckwagin , was dubbed the, UpChuckwagin… Slowly the waves and wind began to subside… Annaleise was bent but not broken… she had made it through the roller coaster wave of a night… but at what cost? With the stirring of the light, it was time for the pacers to get in the water and help out… many of us felt that if she could get through the night, she could do it because then the pacers could set the tone for the rest of the swim… Folks back home were following Annaleise on a tracker that was showing her location… anxious hearts beating, wondering how she was doing. Finally, enough light reached us and our first pacer, Nancy Norton, hit the water and with that, Annaleise’s body found a little more kick… the two talked for a moment and returned to setting a pace… It is important for everyone to realize that at no point during the swim, could anyone touch Annaleise. Her food was given to her via a lacrosse stick, and our pacers maintained a two-foot radius. But all of us just wanted to give her a hug… we marvelled at the strength and conviction of this young lady. Morning light was our best friend on this journey… we knew she had a fighting chance now… her pace was slowing, her right arm barely breaking the surface… our second pacer, Scot Brockbank, had entered the water and was doing all he could to keep her moving… but her strength was sapped, with cramps setting in… we wondered… with Scot’s turn up, he climbed aboard our zodiac… both of us knew, it may be close to the end for Annaleise. I could feel the emotions welling up… our eyes told the story… I looked over at Wayne driving Zodiac-One… his expression was the same as ours… Was this the end of the swim?

Had the big waves of the night taken its toll? I watched Lisa, the swim coach, to see her reaction… she too knew it did not look well for our swimmer… Annaleise said she was tired, not physically but sleepy… she was literally falling asleep as she swam… her food intake was increased to get her physically going again… our third pacer, Chris Peters, entered the water. He knew the situation and Chris talked with Annaleise before we got going… Chris is a father of two girls and just seemed to know what to say… and the sweet sound of his pounding arms hitting the water was music to Annaleise’s ears… her pace quickened… she had hit the wall and gone right through it… news arrived from shore saying that fifty thousand dollars had been raised! We gleefully passed the information on to Annaleise… her smile returned, energy was restored and for the next few hours, away she went. On a side bar note… these three pacers were amazing and were dubbed the pacer family that day. In my opinion, they were truly the saving grace we needed… they all brought the energy and the goofy charm needed at just the right moments… Time on the water marched on, the crew working extremely well together… you have to remember with twenty-three people spread out amongst the boats, emotions at times could run high… but to everyone’s credit, we had a plan and we were going to stick to it… Slowly the Toronto skyline began to form… Zodiac-One with Lisa, the swim coach, John, the swim master and of course our elder statesman of the crew, Wayne Boswell, did an incredible job keeping Annaleise fed, providing instruction and constantly encouraging her. None of us had slept… and Wayne (zodiac driver) called me over… he needed a rest… he and I swapped positions… Wayne crawled up in the bow of Zodiac-Two and quickly grabbed some shut-eye. Our two paddlers exchanged with each other, switching out of the kayak during the night… that’s right, right in the middle of all those big waves. My zodiac driver would swing around, I would hold the kayak, one would hop in the kayak the other would hop out… these two fellas were amazing… if you have ever paddled you know how high seas can flip your kayak… there was a reason I 


wanted these two guys on the crew! Their cool, calm outlook… their dry sense of humour was a perfect mix to the crew… As we pushed along, Annaleise was starting to fade a little… word again arrived from shore, sixty thousand raised! The word went out to the crew, and cheers erupted… Annaleise’s smile got a little bigger… and her pace a little faster. Just the bolt she needed… she reminded herself about the kids at Camp Trillium… why she was on this journey… she reflected on all the crew helping… she was not going to stop… that was not an option… noon arrived and we all knew she had a shot… sure she still had eight hours of swimming… but she was back… and with her pacer beside her she continued on… our two zodiacs constantly shouting words of encouragement… Back on shore, money was pouring in and our ground crew, led by Bill Martin, along with Alistair Thomas was busy preparing for Annaleise’s arrival… cell reception was spotty at best… so for long stretches they would not hear from us… anxiety grew… Where are they? Is she okay? When will they arrive? Large media crews were arriving on the hour awaiting Annaleise… cell reception is back… Ross Keegan, our media spokesperson, calls me on Zodiac-Two and tells me the circus has arrived. He passes word that Annaleise has raised seventy thousand dollars! She stops for a feeding and word goes out to her that seventy thousand has been raised… Annaleise looks up with a smile and says, ‘Amazing!’ Her pace quickens yet again with the good news… The warmth of the afternoon makes for a great time… Zodiac-One pulls back and takes a rest… they jump into the lake for a quick swim to revitalize themselves… recharged they resume their formation… we drop out of the formation in ZodiacTwo and take our swim… the water is cool and refreshing… it was the wake up call we needed after twenty hours… Annaleise is a few hundred metres ahead… I kinda’ chuckle to myself as I pull my body back onto the boat… well, I can say I swam with Annaleise… I started to get cold quickly, throwing on a shirt; I wonder how she is doing this… I am in for two minutes and I am freezing… I am in awe of what she is doing… Late afternoon arrives and the donations were at one point, increasing at one thousand dollars every two minutes… our total jumps to eighty thousand dollars… across the province, folks are tuning in through Facebook and twitter which are abuzz with Annaleise stories… she hears the amount that has been raised and has a look of disbelief across her face… she knows now she is only a few kilometres from Marilyn Bell Park (MBP). Our crew on Sail-One adjust our course slightly for the west wind, so that the current won’t blow her past the park… Chris returns to the water one last time for the final push for Annaleise… the whole crew has faced a barrage of emotions in the last twenty-four hours they are tired as well, but their dogged determination and their steely conviction stands at the forefront to help Annaleise complete this dream… night is now setting in slowly around us… Chris is cold and

tired but continues on, soon we must get him out so that he does not get hypothermia… we stop Annaleise just for a second… the call goes into the crowd to cheer loudly… she can hear the cheers… it is music to her ears… Annaleise listens and realizes she is going to do this… she has another burst of energy… she is flying now… it is within her grasp… Chris is pulled from the water, cold and shaking, we rush him to Sail-Two, where blankets and hot packs are quickly administered… he is fine and climbs atop to watch Annaleise head for the wall… the night sky is completely dark, the crowd roars as the boat lights dance closer… we reach the outer break wall. The strong east current wants to take her away… the camera lights are so bright on shore that we cannot make out the entrance in the break wall. Zodiac-One and the paddler quickly spot the edge of the opening… Annaleise draws on a sense of energy tucked deep within her… her life is about to change… what started last October will reach its finishing point when she touches the wall at MBP… HISTORY will show her as the youngest person ever to complete such a task… we slide around in Zodiac-Two to see her… I have to watch… my eyes are glued, 15m to go… 10m… 5m… 4m… 3m… 2m… 1m… her tired body reaches the ladder, her hands grasp the ladder, she touches the wall… the crowd on shore and our crew explode in jubilation! I watch Annaleise slowly climb the ladder, our ground crew there to assist her… her body weak… the crushing crowd around her is massive… she hugs her sister first, then the rest of her family. Questions come fast from the over sixty different media outlets on the scene… Annaleise only has a few moments before she is whisked away by ambulance to SickKids Hospital in Toronto for a routine check up. Our dedicated crew watches as she leaves the water… the burst of emotion watching her touch the wall has drained many of us… the profound shout of joy I had let out when I knew she was safe and home had recessed…. most of us have not slept in close to forty hours… our flotilla slowly makes its way to Humber College… the walkie talkie chatter which had been a constant, now falls eerily quiet… our journey drawing to a close… and we all sense that we have just witnessed history… This young lady had touched all of our hearts… and I can proudly say that each and every crew member would do anything to ensure her safety and protect her from harm. Our crew docked at Humber and went to work on unloading the boats… all spent… but the adrenaline still finding its way to the surface to help us finish the job… with everything loaded we headed for home. We knew Annaleise was safe with her family and that we would see her soon. I quickly fell asleep as my wife and kids drove me home. The circus comes to town… our phone starts ringing at 7 am… our media rep, Ross Keegan, tells me we need to organize a press conference as quickly as possible… Ross and I set the wheels in motion… Erie Beach is the location, 4 pm the time… the police are called for assistance… the county quickly helps by blocking off streets in Dover… Ross tells us that he has

NORFOLK HUB, December 25, 2012 page 13 had five hundred media requests… were delicious. Sugar just when we we kinda chuckle and think back to needed it… she told me after every our first press conference… four or report I gave her on Annaleise, that five local media folks… I remember the tears were flowing… thanks saying to Ross this is just regular Lisa. season, wait till the playoffs are Amber Byrnes and Jeff McCurdy, here… we look at each other and our lifeguards… thanks Jeff for laugh… heading up communication on SailI had chatted briefly with Annaleise One, that was perfect… Jeff kept that morning… she was sore… her it light and lively while Amber legs felt like they weighed one assisted on the Chuckwagon… hundred pounds each… I told her thanks Amber and Jeff. Scot from North Shore Swimmers Roddy Millea and Dr. Mark had cancelled our Monday morning Ghesquiere on Sail-One… Roddy swim… she laughs and almost worked the navigation and Mark surprised, says, ‘REALLY?!’ was our doctor and photographer… With the media conference less then both of these men kept us on course a half hour away our crew gathers in rough seas… we counted heavily in a private room, with all members on them to keep us pointed in the there, I ask that no one else be right direction… thanks gents! allowed in… for our whole crew this The Pacer family, Scot Brockbank, is the first time we get to see her… Chris Peters, and Nancy Norton… this is our time… I announce her these folks I count among my and she shyly steps forward from closet friends… their love for this behind the doorway the cheers ring girl is unwavering… I knew these out around us as she steps in and three wonderful people could pull an emotional group hug begins… Annaleise through, if we could I know this sounds corny but get her through the night… they her touching the wall; and us all didn’t disappoint… thanks to my embracing her, validates our crew swimming buddies! as one, reunited with Annaleise… Wayne, Elder Statesman, Boswell… our moment to cherish forever! if Wayne had his way he would have Outside, the rest of the world picked her up and carried her if he waited… they too needed to see this had to… Wayne understands what amazing girl and hear her story… Annaleise was facing… and being history! the father figure, he was going to I have to thank a bunch of people… make damn-sure nothing happened our talented crew… without a doubt, to that young lady. the best I have ever worked with! John Bulsza, swim master… thank Rob, Big Wave, Smith, kayaker… in you for keeping the swim going and the big waves his shoulder took a believing in Annaleise! beating… but he was never going to Lisa Anderson, swim coach… I stop… thank you Rob. watched you through the highs Tyler Wilson… like Rob was a pro and lows of the trip… watched you at paddling… his commitment to coach Annaleise to a whole other level… you were a true team player Annaleise unwavering. Paul Fagan and all the Humber listening to those around you and crew, their experience on Lake working with everyone… I know Ontario was our saving grace… you and Annaleise now have a champions of the sea who we knew bond, which will last a lifetime… we could rely on… I now have a thank you. bunch of new friends in Toronto… Ross Keegan, our media relationsperson for Annaleise… Ross and I thanks to my sailing friends. Chuck McInally and Bruce Bowyer, talked constantly when we were from the powerboat, Chuckwagin on the water keeping each other … seasoned fishermen from our informed… when I asked Ross to own little puddle… kept the food do the media work he understood coming and the paddler’s safe… and just how big this thing could get… assisted with navigation… his boat we bounced ideas off each other, in the big waves became known shared stories… laughed and as Up-Chuckwagin… I laugh now, pretty much were brought to tears thinking back as Rob deadpanned together… we are kindred spirits… and called out on the walkie talkie, now! ‘This is the Up-Chuckwagin…’ To my wife and kids… thank you… Thanks guys. you guys are the thump, thump in Bill Martin, who headed up the my heart that drives me… when ground crew... Bill with his common Annaleise touched the wall they sense approach and knack for were the first faces I looked for getting the job done was awesome... to share the moment with… my as was his crew of around twenty… family had been there since six in a lot of folks don’t realize Bill the morning working and helping… stepped up to head ground crew they are my heroes… love you guys! taking himself off the boat… a true As for me… what can I say? I trust team player. each and every crew member Alistair Thomas, top assistant to with my life… we all helped make Bill for ground crew… Alistair has history… Annaleise put Camp a personal connection to Camp Trillium on the global map… and we Trillium and opened doors at City got to be a part of it… Hall in Toronto to make this event To Annaleise thank you… your possible… Alistair, we can’t thank courage, strength and drive… you enough. your passion has touched folks Wally Mummery, Zodiac-Two worldwide… and I love you for it… driver… I have known Wally all my but like your dad told me before we life and there is no one else I wanted left, ‘KEEP MY daughter safe…’ I driving me on this journey… he was promised I would… and we did. my sounding board… keeping me Thank you… focused and calm… and laughing… And to Camp Trillium, congrats… thank you! the kids at your camp are the true Lisa ‘D’ (Degraaf), was the food heroes… coordinator… and a darn good Over $130,000 has been one! 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Annaleise Carr (left) with Mary Taylor after riding in Canadian Tire Jumpstart Pedal for Kids. bed. It was going to take more than rain to stop Mary from her goal. Wednesday morning arrived, and Mary was back out on the road. As she cycled through the small towns, their quiet, quaint beauty on display, her mind drifted to the children of those towns who perhaps were unable to participate in sports. She thought about her journey, how lucky she was to be able to partake in this event. If she were a kid who had no opportunity to play sports, how would she feel? It was an emotional moment for her. She knew at that moment she would complete her 500 km quest, and raise as much money as she could for Jumpstart, to make sure kids in Norfolk never had to feel left out. Her pace was steady, her resolve was hardened; sure her joints were sore from the ride, but Thursday and Friday were all that was left to do. When Thursday came, Mary found that her pace relaxed and she enjoyed her ride more. At one point going through a neighbourhood, she saw kids out playing. It did her heart a world of good. She reminded herself, GET KIDS IN THE GAME… get them out playing. Friday arrived and with it, so did Annaleise Carr, who was joining Mary on the last 100 km ride into Niagara Falls. Mary was over the moon to have Annaleise join her. Their mutual respect for each other is a bond both share. Mary was impressed with Annaleise’s drive and in return Annaleise was impressed with Mary’s five-day, 500 km bike odyssey. The two spent the day pedalling and working hard. Mary had a little spill, catching her tire on a curb. As she did the slow motion over the handlebars, she wondered if this was how it would end, just a few kilometres away from the finish line. She lay still for a moment, Annaleise rode up to check on her, Mary looked up from

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By Dave Scott October 30, 2012 Last Thursday was, for myself, the finishing touch on what started out as one child’s dream and finished with over forty friends sharing a moment in time… that they will always reflect on with a smile in their hearts. I sit here today pounding out an emotional ride on the keyboard… a ride that took twists and turns, and taught myself lessons in dedication, perseverance, and passion. Friendships were formed, strengthened and tested; tears were shed. If I never do anything else in my life with those forty folks, they have made me a better person. As life goes, it’s the folks you surround yourself with that are your mentors. We all teach each other and if we keep our minds open, our growth knows no limits. So when that child had a dream of helping others, it was her drive and the commitment of the team that swam a lake and changed history… and put us in a private sitting with the most powerful man in the country… our Prime Minister. As I watched the PM enter the room, my focus was not so much on him, but our team… watching them, the crew, feeling the warmth of their love as a group. The moment was for Annaleise, but it was even bigger than that, it was the look and feel of the crew that caught me. It was awash with a kind of, ‘Can you believe this?’ moment. None of us ever thought that Annaleise’s Lake Ontario Crossing would bring us a few months later to a moment of sharing a laugh with the Prime Minster. My eyes caught Wayne Boswell… his smile, the pride… the elder statesman understanding this moment in his life… the joy. Ross Keegan… almost giddy, I could feel his energy. Chris Peters… his heart, his warmth as a person… so clear. Lisa Anderson… smiling, her mind racing, of the connection and bond she and Annaleise have, her mind and heart open to all the new friends that have come into her life Bill, Curtis, and Kate Martin… a true family who share beyond themselves to help others, who played so many different roles for the good of the crew. Nancy Norton… my eyes catch Nancy, her love for this moment, sharing it with her own daughter, spilling her warmth over the rest of the room. Roddy Millea and his family… smiles abound, focus locked on the PM. Don and Pam Bonnett and their boys… Pam riding the crest of emotion that filled us all. Jeff McCurdy… his wide smile shows the expression of his youth, his confidence undeniable, his pride bursting. Tyler Wilson… quietly observing his place within this group, surrounded by friends for life. Rob and Sharon Smith… taking in the moment, I know Rob would analyse everything said, hanging on every drop, riding the wave, and letting the rushing water of the moment be seized. Wally Mummery … I look over, we had drifted apart for many years, but seeing him now, I know there was a reason, that we were destined to come together for this adventure. His strength is my weakness, and his weakness is my strength. Dr. Mark Ghesquiere… seeing the moment, clicking photos, preserving history; wrapping his family in a shutter speed of time. Paul Fagan and Tim Kendall from Humber… pride beaming, new friends for life. Bruce and Beatrice Bowyer… enjoying a delicious cup of time with their two grandchildren, a memory these kids will have to define their awesome grandparents. Theo and Laurie Vanderlee … I see Laurie, her eyes fixed, wishing for time to stand still, a teaching moment, her class will hear the story. Theo trying to capture the image in his mind, to share with their own kids when they get home.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Annaleise Carr. Photo by Dr. Mark Ghesquiere. Both of these folks are total class. Scot Brockbank… he wasn’t with us that day, but every one of us will share this moment with him. He was there in our hearts and that is the important thing. Chuck McInally… a little too under the weather to come, I can hear Chuck’s voice laughing and sharing a chuckle with us, he too was with us, his spirit made the trip. Hope you’re feeling better Chuck! Alistair Thomas and his boys, the story behind the story, Alistair understands the moment clearer than anyone. His family has fought cancer, he sees the crew and Annaleise as one, Alistair and his family are one of us now and forever. My wife on the other side of the room, I watch her beauty and grace, I want to hold her and share this second in time… my son standing in the middle of a whirling sea, calm, almost like this is what he has come to expect from this amazing group… my daughter snapping photos… trying to catch that photo that tells the story. She is torn, wanting to meet the PM, but wanting to talk to him about world issues. She understands this is Annaleise’s day. For some reason I know, someday, she will get her chance. Annaleise, standing almost in disbelief, concerned, maybe a tad overwhelmed, and suddenly there it is, the smile, the light returns to the eyes, the ride she has taken the last couple of months has been nothing short of incredible and now her family watches proudly as she is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Prime Minister. You do realize there is still one bigger story here… the swim was to help Camp Trillium. Annaleise and the crew were never about all the hoopla, the group wanted to help kids, and with over $230,000 raised, we have done that; raising awareness of Camp Trillium on a national level and beyond. As I stand watching all these great folks meeting the PM, I know the biggest thing in this whole

adventure is that somewhere there is a child… struggling emotionally as well as physically as he/she battles cancer… that through Camp Trillium and the incredible story of Annaleise’s swim, we may have just helped that child to find the will to fight and pull through, to indirectly help save their life. Nothing for me will ever come close to the measure of feeling that was put in my heart… and to Annaleise and the crew, I love you guys… thank you!

Annaleise Carr in Ottawa. Photo by Dr. Mark Ghesquiere.


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Annaleise Carr and her crew in Ottawa with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Haldimand-Norfolk MP Diane Finley. Photo courtesy of Dr. Mark Ghesquiere.

Vote for Annaleise Carr to be the 2012 WOWSA Woman of the Year at www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com Voting is open through December 31st World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA)

The Residents and Staff of Norview Lodge want to wish all our families, volunteers and community partners a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year. Your many acts of kindness do much to enhance the quality of life for all our Residents and are sincerely appreciated. We look forward to your continued support in 2012.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year... from our family to yours Mike, Sheena, Riley and Leanne, Jane, Megan, Miranda, Kelly, Aisja & Maggie

Dover Apothecary “A Different Kind of Drugstore” Michael Marini, B.Sc. Phm. Pharmacist 328 Main St., Port Dover 519-583-3784 1-888-233-8111 www.doverapothecary.ca

Seasons Greetings

We really appreciate your business and we want to extend our best wishes to you. May the holidays be merry and may the new year bring you happiness and success. from the staff and management of the

Erie Beach Hotel

19 Walker St., Port Dover • 519-583-1391

519.426.2241

17 & 23 Kent street south simcoe

Fundamentals Classes

start week of January 07, 2013. sign up before december 31, 2012 for $40 plus Hst,

(reg $60 plus Hst) For more information, please contact the facility for dates and times. Have you ever wondered what IronFit was? What are the fundamentals of the programming and why does it work so well?

Free information session, saturday, december 29, 2012 at 10am. Please contact the facility to register. limited spaces available.

A full fitness facility dedicated to health and wellness for our community weights • cardio • fitness classes certified personal Trainers and more!


NORFOLK HUB, December 25, 2012 page 18

Ike Hewitt and Ken Keegan sharing a moment at the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Simcoe.

R emembrance Day 2012 By Dave Scott November 13, 2012 The weather was perfect Sunday, November 11th, a slight breeze,

warm sun shining down and the crowd at the Carillon Tower in Simcoe was one of the largest I have seen in a while‌ it made me proud

to see so many folks attending the Remembrance Day Ceremony. Our veterans deserve the best and a show of support like I saw on Sunday goes a long way to expressing our thanks to those that serve today and those who have served in the

past to keep our country strong and free. As the ceremony ended, my daughter was able to catch a photo of a couple of WWII vets, Ike Hewitt and Ken Keegan sharing a moment‌ true gentlemen!

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NORFOLK HUB, December 25, 2012 page 20

Annaleise Carr (left) with Mary Taylor after riding in Canadian Tire Jumpstart Pedal for Kids.

Mary and all of the staff at Canadian Tire Simcoe would like to thank everyone for supporting Jumpstart Pedal for Kids and our new Canadian Tire store! Hoping that 2013 will be just as much fun!

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