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LOCAL MESSENGERS

FRIENDLY COMMUITY

DOUBLE SHOT OF BA5

MOUNTAINVIEW DONATES

Our Ambassadors Joanne, Dave & Tobi

Marsha, Dave & Susan are Ambassadors

Anna & Rachel

Mark Basciano Presents for Mountainview

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WE ARE A FRIENDLY COMMUNITY THOROLD AMBASSADORS MAKING THOROLD A GREAT PLACE Focused on a mission to help make Thorold a great place, a group of local Ambassadors continues to grow with enthusiasm. As business boosters in our community, the group continually gets stronger with merchants, managers, and local organizations stepping us as Thorold Ambassadors. By joining the pilot project sponsored by the City of Thorold in partnership with the Combined Chairs Alliance, the participants benefit from a referral marketing system, cross-promotions, and customer service training sessions. Want to join the group? Thorold Ambassadors, Tony Vandermass, John D’Amico, and in front, Dan Pelletier, Susan Morin, and Marilyn Colbert Why do you feel Thorold is one of the friendliest communities in Canada?In fact, Expedia ranked us among the friendliest communities in the country. The list is supported by 2015 data from Expedia customer reviews to determine cities and communities that are the friendliest to travel to.Expedia, a national online travel provider publishes travellerauthored content. In a recent feature, Expedia published an interesting description of Thorold as a friendly place to visit. Maybe it’s the free maple cream cookies at the Lock 7 Viewing Complex, maybe it’s the welcoming nightlife, maybe it’s the fresh mountain air—whatever it is, Thorold is one of the friendliest cities in Canada! Get to know it, when you watch boats travel up the Viewing Complex (the highest part of the canal), and hit local spots like The Karma Kameleon Gastropub and Cracker Jack’s. Join the Thorold Ambassadors as messengers of this great news and share the story as we work together to make our community a great place to be.

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A workshop on Handling Customer Complaints will take a creative twist and show participants how to turn the proverbial lemons into lemonade. The session will be held on November 15 and 16, 7:45 am to 9 am at Thorold City Hall, Committee Room 1. The registration fee is $20 plus HST. Let’s salute the following members of our community now serving as Thorold Ambassadors: Sign up on line, www.thoroldambassadors.com. City of Thorold

Venture Niagara

Thorold Public Library

Port Robinson Proud

GTBC

Post Office | Shannon Passero

Canal City Cycle

Rose Hill Lane

The Grounds CoffeeHouse

Mountainview Homes

Print Three

Bocchinfuso Funeral Home

A Yellow Flower Basket

Da Bomb

Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre

TCAG

Thorold Tourism

Hartzel Auto & Marine

Divine Media

CCA

Thorold Town Crier

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THOROLD AMBASSADORS STEP UP AS COMMUNITY MESSENGERS

Jennifer & Melissa By definition in our community marketing campaign, Thorold Ambassadors are authorized representatives and messengers who care to make our city a great place to be. In order to be certified as an Ambassador, individuals are required to attend customer service training sessions and pass a test with a score of 80 percent or higher. In addition to customer service training, the program includes cross-promotions, a referral marketing system, a Train the Trainer workshop and a secret shopper program which will run in December. Showing their commitment to provide excellent customer service, the following participants attended workshops on business etiquette as well as listening and communications skills.

Susan, Cathy, & Debbie

Krystal & Erik

Angie & Brandon

Rachel Mowatt

The Grounds CoffeeHouse

Diana D’Intino

A Yellow Flower Basket

Jessica Morris

Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre

Maria Kovacs

Mountainview Homes

Dave DeGrave

Hartzel Auto & Marine

Rebecca Lazarenko

Thorold Public Library

Marsha Coppola

Da Bomb

Susan Morin

Venture Niagara

Brandon Brousseau

The Post Office | Shannon Passero

Erik Olesen

Canal City Cycle

Tony Vandermasas

Thorold Town Crier

Angie McDermott

City of Thorold

Bill Vanderklippe

Print Three Thorold

Joanne Goulet

City of Thorold

Kelly Liddycoat

Bocchinfuso Funeral Home

Donna Delvecchio

City of Thorold

Cathy Pelletier

Bocchinfuso Funeral Home

Jim Dickson

City of Thorold

Krystal Riddell

Bocchinfuso Funeral Home

Jerry Franceschini

City of Thorold

Anna Schmoll

Rose Hill Lane | Personal Support

Randy Riva

City of Thorold

Paul Carfagnini

Divine Media

Dave Akrigg

City of Thorold

John D’Amico

Greater Thorold Business Council

Karen Olm

City of Thorold

Marilyn Colbert

Greater Thorold Business Council

Ginger DeRochie

City of Thorold

Dan Pelletier

TCAG

Steve Santo

City of Thorold

Melissa Ross

TCAG

Brett Force

City of Thorold

Lucia Battocchio

TCAG

Rob Wilson

City of Thorold

Jennifer Douthwaite

TCAG

Tobi Filion

City of Thorold

SENIORS DONATE TO COMMUNITY CARE

BEAVERDAMS CHURCH RESTORATION STARTED

In a presentation on November 4 at the Thorold Seniors Centre, Community Care’s CEO, Betty Lou Souter, left, accepted two donations made on behalf of the group by President, Lora Vary..

Restoration of Beaverdams Church 1832 has commenced at the building on Marlatts Road. The contractor, Heritage Brick and Stone has started digging around the foundation of the historic building.

One of the donations was a special contribution for Community Care’s Adopt a Senior program.

The cost of the foundation repair is approximately $75,000, which the Friends raised over the past 3 years.

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GAZZOLA LEAVES HIS MARK ON HDS STATUE OF ST. JOSEPH On a historic day for the Hotel Dieu Shaver, the public was invited to an Open House to connect the past with the future at the hospital on Glenridge Avenue on October 21. A time capsule was opened to revive artifacts treasured since the 1950’s. The unveiling of the St. Joseph Statue in front of the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre was followed by another historic event as Mountainview Homes presented a $750,000 cheque. It is the biggest donation ever made to help Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation build for the future. Bishop Gerard Burgie blessed

Pictured at the ceremony, in front of the relocated statue, Gazzola’s sons, Lou and Denis joined by their mother Lillian.

the relocated sculpture that was a fixture since 1952 at the once Hotel Dieu Hospital site on Ontario Street. Although the original Hotel Dieu Hospital in St. Catharines opened in September 1953, the sculpture of St. Joseph was installed during the construction of the building on Ontario Street in 1952. Two workers on the building crew, John Gazzola and William Romagnoli signed the back of the stone sculpture, eventually covered by the wall after it was installed in 1952. A Thorold resident at the time, John Gazzola, as well as Romagnoli autographed the sculpture in April 30, 1952 to leave their mark on the statue.

MOUNTAINVIEW HOMES DONATES $750,000 TO HOTEL DIEU SHAVER “As a Niagara based company, we feel very fortunate to have a facility the caliber of Hotel Dieu Shaver in our community, offering a diverse range of in and outpatient programs,” says Mark Basciano. “Hotel Dieu Shaver provides comfort, care and most importantly hope to the patients that come here to find help from a life altering event.”

At the celebration and blessing of the St. Joseph Statue that was once housed at the Hotel Dieu Hospital on Ontario Street, Mountainview Group donated an amazing $750,000 to the hospital’s Foundation. Following the blessing of the St. Joseph Statue performed by Bishop Gerard Bergie, Mark Basciano, President of Mountainview Group presented the Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation with a cheque for $750,000. The funds will be used to fulfill the yearly equipment needs of the hospital.

At the HDS presentation, Bishop Gerard Burgie welcomes Mary Basciano (wife of Mountainview Homes founder Nick Basciano, deceased), Lina Memme (Nick’s sister) & Mark Basciano (Nick’s son).

The $750,000 donation is the largest donation ever received by Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation and the largest donation Mountainview Group has given to one organization.

S H O P T H O R O L D E D I TO R , PA U L C A R FAG N I N I . 905 - 3 28 .5296 or paul@inthorold.com


T H OROL D C OM M U N I T Y E V E N T S C A L E N DA R Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9pm Nov 11-26 Various times Nov. 12 4:30-7:30pm Nov. 19 9am to 1pm Nov. 24

Thorold Air Cadets. The Squadron meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Trinity United Church, 15 Pine St., S., Thorold, For youth ages 12-18, the Royal Canadian Air Cadets participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities. There is something for everyone – no matter what their personal interests are in life. email: upar@thoroldaircadets.com It Runs In The Family show produced by the Thorold Community Theatre. Show dates: Nov. 11, 12, 13,18, 19, 20, 25 & 26. The shows will be staged in the hall at the Trinity United Church, 15 Pine Street,South, Thorold. Tickets cost $15 per person. All seating is by General Admission. Go to www./thoroldtheatre.ca An Evening in the Courtyard , help the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre kick off their Snowflakes and Angels Christmas Campaign as we transform 5,700 square feet of therapy space into an elegant reception style event! This all-inclusive evening spotlights Niagara wine, craft beer, delicious catered foods, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $65 per person. Call 905-685-1381 x84214 or email to make arrangements, stephanie.farr@hoteldieushaver.org Thorold Seniors Christmas Bazaar - Penny Table, Flea Market, Baked Goods, Crafts with Lunch available. Thorold Seniors Centre. 8 Carleton St S. 905-227-2161. Adult Craft Night. Pine cone Door Hanger. Join our Adult Crafters and make a festive decoration. Fee is $10. Thorold Public Library 14 Ormond St. N. 905-227-2581.

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5th Annual Free Christmas Family Shop. Bring your canned goods in return get ELFS bucks and you and your family or kids, can pick out things for their family members. Free treats, Free hot chocolate, live music, Santa will visit and read us a story. Chase from Paw Patrols will roll in for fun. Enjoy free face painting and card making table, Enter a free raffle are for chances to win prizes from businesses and gifts donated from supporters. Free wrapping station and check out for their full shopping experience! Allanburg Community Center, 1560 Falls Rd. This event has been a local success for 5 years, Visitors come and many donate thousands of pounds of food to the local food bank. Hundreds of boxes are made for Samaritan’s Purse (children overseas in third world countries) Call Lisa Peters at 905-735-2680 for more information.

Nov. 26 2-4pm

The Friends of Beaverdams Church invite you, your family and friends on December 3rd, 2016, 1:30 p.m. at Beaverdams Church 0 Marlatts Rd., Thorold ( That’s right, the street address is “0”. How cool is that?) Enjoy the Wreath Hanging Ceremony and sing carols. Enter to win $1000 cash draw in a raffle draw. Take a few minutes and share the true meaning of the season at this historic site. Bring a donation for the Community Care Bins. Everyone is welcome.

Dec. 3 1:30 pm Dec. 7 9am - 9pm

Senior’s Day at Henderson’s Pharmacy: Senior’s get 20% discount at Henderson’s on first Wednesday. of every month.

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