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By Dave Scott I grabbed this photo of Vic Gibbons out in front of the Simcoe Legion. He was presenting a painting to the local Special Olympic athletes in support of their upcoming fundraising Christmas Craft Sale. It will be held December 8th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Legion in Simcoe. Vic will be on hand signing prints of his Ever Watchful Wolf, that day from 11 am to 3 pm. The event will have all the goodies… a penny table, quilt raffle, silent auction, and lots of unique crafters coming from as far away as

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Left to right: Amanda Shaw, Vic Gibbons, Justin Smith, and Nicci Chambers. London, Ontario. Of course the proceeds from the event will be staying right here, to help our own Special Olympic athletes. I chatted with Vic for a moment and he was thrilled to be involved and help out the athletes. The print that he donated is one of his favourites and is entitled Spring Thaw. The original was created in 1992. This excellent piece will be part of the silent auction as well… don’t miss out on this opportunity! As for the local Special Olympic athletes, this is a great opportunity for the community to come out and support this event… and like I said earlier, the proceeds help keep programs running.

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compete against 12 Canadian Rotary teams across Ontario and Quebec before winding up in Burlington on November 23rd. Bragging rights and 2 trophies are at stake in this long running International Rotary tradition. The Bob Mackintosh Transatlantic Rotary Curling Quaich will go to the team with the highest aggregate number of shots over all the games played during the Tour. Following the games in Simcoe, and with only 1 more match to be played in Burlington, the Scots are

— Don't forget to add the Dickens Christmas Craft Show to your shopping list!!!! Vendors from across Southern Ontario with their hand crafted items will be at the Simcoe Rec Centre Saturday December 1 from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday December 2 from 10 am - 4 pm. Come out and support our local Youth Centre. It's a great place to purchase some quality gifts for family and friends! — 9th Annual Holiday House Tour - Hosted by the Rotary Club of Simcoe - December 1 & 2, 11 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $20 each. Turn in your ticket at the door for a chance to win an exciting prize! Be sure to bring the brochure on the tour, as another one will not be issued. For more information/ticket purchasing, please call 519-426-1314 or 519-426-4015, email ferris@ kwic.com, or visit johnfeatherstonetravel.com — Waterford & District Horticultural Society

and the Salvation Army locally helped 997 families last year… over 1,700 people in total. At Christmas alone over 271 families were helped. When you see a kettle this holiday season drop a little money in and help someone else have a memorable Christmas. Kettles will be out in full force starting December 1st.

significantly ahead of the Canadian Rotarians. By tradition, the trophy match is suspended by the Skips not throwing their last stone in the final end of the last game. Thus, the game may continue in the host country during the next tour in 2014 when a new Canadian team tours Scotland. On Friday, November 23, the 2010 Canada to Scotland Rotary Curling Team (including local Rotarians Garry McMillan, Dave King, Bill Clevette and Mark Wales) will face the 2012 Scotland to Canada Team for the Duddingston Trophy.

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With support from the Rwanda Education and Discovery (READ) Committee, Reverend Emmanuel Gasana from the Anglican Diocese of Shyogwe is visiting our area, to provide further insight into the work and success that surrounds the Vunga Vocational Training Centre in rural Vunga Rwanda. The Mennonite Brethren Church in Messiah’s Corners hosted the READ committee and their guest, Reverend Gasana on Friday, November 16th, and following a fine dinner prepared by Ruth Reimer and her team, a full crowd heard Emmanuel explain the impact that the school, continued expansion, and future plans have had on the lives of the young adults and the village itself. Emmanuel pointed out that the school began in 2007 with about 20 students, and today there are over 200 enrolled. Graduations began in 2010, and for the last 3 years a total of over 300 have graduated. Most importantly, over 90 percent of the graduates have secured employment.

Despair for most of them has been replaced by hope, and this very rural village has reaped the rewards of the schools success. The government realizes the importance of the school, and is soon bringing hydro to the village. When the school was built, it included full wiring, ready for the day hydro arrived. As well, students during their training have provided some of their newly acquired skills to improve several homes owned by elderly or single parents that required improvements. The READ committee’s vision statement is “Hope and Understand Through Education”. Reverend Gasana confirms that the opportunity for an education and employment is a life changing event for the students. Following the presentation, the crowd offered their support for the school by collectively donating over $5000. Visit the READ project online at www.readproject.com.

Reverend Emmanuel Gasana is visiting our area, to provide further insight into the work and success that surrounds the Vunga Vocational Training Centre in rural Vunga Rwanda.

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By Dave Scott There was excitement all around the pool deck at the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre in Simcoe on Sunday morning, as Special Olympic athletes from nine different swim teams gathered to share camaraderie and put their swimming skills to the test.

Shirley Shaw, coach of the Simcoe Seals team, told me there were over 100 athletes participating and some of her athletes were competing in new distance races this year. She also mentioned that three of her swimmers had been invited to a swim meet in Nappanee, Ontario in March. They will compete for a shot to qualify for the Canadian

Games… pretty cool! As the races went on many of the volunteers were busy assisting the athletes, organizing, coaching, and figuring out results… all to provide the athletes with a positive experience. Meanwhile up in the viewing area, more volunteers were holding a bake sale to help raise funds for our local Special Olympic team. Also over in the arena lounge, lunch was being served. It was a very busy morning

at the pool! I stayed and watched the meet for a while. I am always amazed at how much these athletes give of themselves not just as they compete, but for each other, supporting teammates, congratulating their competitors… all in the name of good sportsmanship. Congrats to all that participated, volunteered and supported… another amazing swim meet!


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By MARG WERDEN On the first day of Christmas…

Now that snow has finally made an appearance on the ground in Norfolk, can Christmas carols filling the airwaves be far behind? I will admit that while I was doing some pre-holiday cleaning and decorating on the weekend, I popped a Christmas CD in to get me into the festive spirit. Although the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song isn’t one of my favourites, as I listened to it, I realized that there were a lot of birds presented as gifts in the song. In fact, six of the first seven verses are birds and there is a possibility even the seventh refers to a bird as well. Before the days when one could buy anything in the world via the internet, could a person actually have fulfilled the gift list here in Norfolk? I’m sure the milking maids, the dancing ladies, piping pipers, and the drumming drummers wouldn’t be a problem but the leaping lords may take a bit of work. However, I checked the telephone book and there are at least half a dozen Lord families living in the area, so perhaps with a bit of financial incentive, ten of them could be persuaded to do some leaping. But what about the avian gifts? Can they be found in the wild in Norfolk? The answer is yes, although perhaps not in December. However, as most advertisements now qualify, “Items may not be exactly as shown.” While the song originated in Europe in the 17th century or even earlier, its true origin is not known. Maybe it was a song written by a love-struck suitor or a song whose origins lie in a pub and used to test patrons’ sobriety at the end of the evening. No matter how or when it began, it’s clear that birds were high on the list of suitable gifts at the time.

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Although not exactly a Turtle Dove, the Mourning Dove may make a suitable substitute as a gift on the second day of Christmas. The Partridge, a member of the pheasant family, has been a game bird in England for many centuries and the species referred to in the song was probably a Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix). However, this bird is uncommon in eastern North America. Much more common, and also a member of the pheasant family, is the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus). An interesting winter adaptation made by the Ruffed Grouse is the growth of projections off the sides of their toes, making the toes look like combs. These projections may act like snowshoes helping the Grouse walk on snow. Snow is also used to protect this bird in the winter. A Ruffed Grouse may dive into a snow bank to spend the night and falling snow will hide the evidence of the Grouse’s presence there. Just imagine the surprise one might get if a Grouse suddenly bursts out of that snowbank! Another bird that more closely resembles a Partridge is the Northern Bobwhite. However, although indigenous to Ontario, there is only a very small

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Handel’s Messiah to be presented at the Waterford Old Town Hall As Christmas approaches, so also does Arcady’s annual and much celebrated performance of Handel’s Messiah, directed by Ronald Beckett. Arcady’s 2012 tour will bring the performance to Waterford on Friday, December 14, at 7:30 pm, at the Old Town Hall. Tickets, at $25 can be purchased at the Old Town Hall, Serafina in Simcoe, or Cottage North Soapworks in Port Dover. In addition to doing many performances on its own, Arcady also forms the chorus for Boris Brott’s National Academy

Orchestra’s annual Messiah. According to long time Hamilton Spectator critic Hugh Fraser after a recent Hamilton production, “I think I have just heard the best performance of Handel's Messiah ever to whisk past my ears… What I realized Saturday night was all he (Brott) needed was a Ferrari for his yearly Messiah… the Ferrari was there in the form of the choir, Arcady. Every phrase was deliciously poised, elegantly balanced, intelligently and most musically shaped and with a sound, projection and focus that was absolutely awe inspiring.”

population of them left in the extreme southwest of the province. The Turtle Dove (Stephtopelia turtur) is not found in North America at all, but the Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is very similar, although slightly larger. Mourning Doves are often found at feeders in the winter, where they generally feed on the ground, swallowing seeds and storing them in an enlargement of the oesophagus called the crop. Once the crop is full, the dove flies to a safe perch to digest its meal. Mourning Doves eat approximately twelve to 20 per cent of their body weight every day. There doesn’t seem to be a species of bird known as a “French hen,” so perhaps the gift for the third day of Christmas came from the chicken coop and the hens were prepared with a fancy French sauce. After all, the song does not stipulate that all these birds were alive when presented! One may interpret a “calling bird” to mean a bird that sings, which would include any of the songbirds. However, the original gift was not

“When I experienced Arcady’s version of this profoundly moving oratorio last Christmas, I purposed to bring it to the Old Town Hall. It was a lofty goal, but due to generous sponsorships and an effortless partnership with the brilliant Ron Beckett, that goal is being realized,” remarked Claire Senko, Program Director at the Old Town Hall. “I’m delighted!” Soloists include brilliant young soprano Lesley Bouza of Toronto, tenor Shawn Oakes – a frequent soloist

four calling birds, but four “colly birds.” Colly is a word meaning “black as coal.” As a result the gift probably referred to the Common Blackbird (Turdus merula), another species not found in North America. However, the Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) could easily stand in as a “colly bird.” In winter, Grackles forage and roost in large communal flocks with several other species of blackbird. When migrating, these flocks can number in the millions, so finding four to give as a gift shouldn’t be too difficult.

To be continued next week.

Norfolk Nature Notes Sponsored by Acorus Restoration

with many southwestern Ontario choirs, baritone Michael York, a relative newcomer to Canada with a large operatic background in the U.S., and Waterford’s own mezzo-soprano Hollie Dunkley. For information on other seasonal performances of Messiah or Welcome Yule!, visit www.arcady.ca or call 519-428-3185.

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415 Queensway W., Simcoe (Hwy. #3, just west of Hwy. #24)

For tickets or further information on Handel’s Messiah at the Old Town Hall, email claire@ oldtownhall.org, or call (519) 443-0113.


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By Dave Scott Anyone can write an article, a story, even a book, but what makes any of these special, is the person who is able to write them… you have to want to do it… you have to be able to feel what you are putting on the paper or the screen… it is hard to explain… sometimes it flows so easily… and other times it may take a few days, looking for that proper train of thought to get the story out that has taken shape in your mind. I had a conversation last week with Rylee Loucks, a grade eight student from Brantford. She has just finished writing her first book, which is entitled, Queen of the Seas. The book itself is a fantasy adventure that follows the journey of a young girl in search of her family, who along the way encounters mermaids and night devils. Rylee explained that she loves to read; she took to it in kindergarten and soon after began writing. Her first book endeavour took two years in the making. She admits that she carried her notebook wherever she went, so that when an idea popped into her head she could jot it down. It was great to share stories with Rylee about writing… her passion and joy was obvious as we chatted. Both of us enjoy those moments when you can sit down and write for hours, when the words just seem to fall onto the paper and time seems to stand still. Another interesting piece of information Rylee shared was that she attends one of only sixteen Lighthouse schools in Canada. What that means is that the school’s focus is on leadership skills for the students, and also has participation for the parents and the teachers. Rylee believes that she will write a few more books and after our conversation I have no doubt that she will. It was great to chat with a fellow writer and talk about the experiences the process

The 17th Annual Dickens Christmas Craft Show Sat, Dec 1st 10am - 5pm & Sun, Dec 2nd 10am - 4pm

at the Simcoe Rec Centre Proceeds to local Youth Centre

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brings. Congrats Rylee and continue to enjoy writing! Rylee will be at a book signing Thursday, December 6th at the Simcoe Farmers Market

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Solution: No matter how carefully you stored the lights, (they will be snarled again this Christmas.)

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NORFOLK HUB, November 27, 2012 page 11

or you can purchase Queen of the Seas, at Kaley’s Restaurant in Simcoe located at 33 Robinson Street, Dell Pharmacy in Brantford or at www.amazon.com.


NORFOLK HUB, November 27, 2012 page 12

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