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Centre Hastings shows Canadian pride EMC News - Madoc - Prince EdwardHastings MP Daryl Kramp returned to his hometown to open Canada Day festivities at Centre Hastings Park. Kramp said Canada ranks number one as the most desired country in which to live. “Countries are like people, none of them are perfect,” he said, “but, we are well respected.” He remembered those who fought to keep Canada free and those who now serve to protect the nation. He noted, also, that he was raised in Madoc and returned there to raise his own family because, he said, in this little village are “values that have stood the test of time.”
Justin MacDonald, his wife, and children have lived in Madoc six years; he said the park, and events of the day were “great.” I like it because everything is here and it’s not crowded or busy, just comfortable. We love it!” Jeff Bitton, parks and recreation coordinator, thanked his staff and volunteers for bringing the festivities together. “Events like these don’t just happen. There has been a lot of work by volunteers and the community.” Cool weather and rain late in the afternoon did not deter folks from the grand finale of fireworks at dusk. Please see “Happy” on page 9
Stirling celebrates Canada Day
By Richard Turtle
EMC News - Stirling - With live music, free food and ﬁreworks, and a nod to some of the community’s most dedicated volunteers, the municipality of Stirling-Rawdon celebrated Canada Day last Saturday evening at the fairgrounds. Mayor Rodney Cooney was joined at the barbeques by councillors and staff members for more than two hours, where they served
hundreds of hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks to lineups that only began to dwindle after the ﬁrst hour. And then the lineups for cake started. In the background from the Paula Grills Amphitheatre stage, music was supplied by The Fade Kings as youngsters scaled the climbing wall or bounced in one of two castles set up nearby. Families picnicked on the Please see “Canada” on page 2
Nothing represents Canada like hockey, maple leaves, an inukshuk and family. Tenley and her dad, Justin MacDonald, are a fine example of those symbols as they pose for a photo in front of the inukshuk at Centre Hastings Park in Madoc on Canada Day. Photo: Diane Sherman
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EMC News - In presenting the Senior of the Year Award on behalf of council and the community during the Canada Day celebrations, Reeve Terry Clemens referred to the many seniors within the community who help in a variety of ways. Dianne Cole, the 2013 recipient is a lifelong resident of Marmora and Pictured with family members Brooke Derry, Jennifer Derry, Lisa Handley, Shannon Derry, Joshua Andrews and Lake, and also, as Clemens said, “a Howard Cole, Dianne Cole, named Senior of the Year, was called upon to make the ceremonial first cut in the lifelong non-stop concerned member Canada Day cake. Photo: Judy Backus
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of our community.” Over the years, Cole has worked with Meals on Wheels, seniors’ shopping trips, has been a driver for cancer patients, and, as Clemens said, is “a great supporter of the less fortunate in our community.” Cole, who was completely taken by surprise, expressed thanks for the honour, saying she liked to help whenever she was called upon.
Canada Day blow out at the fairgrounds
Stirling-Rawdon Firefighter Jim Brownson is recognized for 20 years of service with the department. He is joined by MPP Todd Smith and Fire Chief Rick Caddick.
Lisa Cooney cuts the Canada Day cake during celebrations in Stirling-Rawdon last weekend. Also serving are Mayor Rodney Cooney and Treasurer Roxanne Hearns.
grass outside the pavilion where Youth Action Centre volunteers sold necklaces, and offered temporary Canada flag tattoos to many willing celebrants. Midway through the evening, the
nearby Farmtown Parkâ€™s Tow Mater arrived on the scene, much to the delight of many youngsters who quickly formed a crowd of their own. Following the leisurely dinner, Mayor Cooney
Stirling-Rawdon Councillor Jeremy Solmes barbeques with Fire Chief Rick Caddick and CAO Charles Croll as Councillor Bob Mullin checks on the cooking progress.
arrived at the amphitheatre stage to provide a brief Canada Day address to the crowds, offering his welcome and thanks to the eveningâ€™s supporters and sponsors, including Foodland, the Youth Action Centre, Extreme Rush