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This Week Brain Freeze for Brain Matters Sat. Feb. 16 at the banks of the Castor by Centennial Pool. 1 p.m to 4p.m. Fishing and outdoor games. Hardscaping with Mark Mallette presented by the Russell Horticultural Society Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. Russell Legion Hall.

Preferred CRRRC site announced CARLSBAD SPRINGS â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Taggart Miller Environmental Services (TMES) has released an announcement regarding its selection of the preferred site selection for the integrated waste management project to be known as the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC). On Feb. 7, TMES announced the Boundary Road Site as the preferred project site and, if approved, would provide facilities and capacity for recovery of resources and diversion of materials from disposal that are generated by the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) and Construction and Demolition (C&D) sectors in Ottawa and eastern Ontario, as well as disposal capacity for material that is not diverted. Continued on page 2

UCDSB sell could eliminate chance for outdoor classroom Pamela Pearson Villager Staff RUSSELL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The grass doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look greener on the other side for a piece of Upper Canada District School Board, Russell Public School, as the board plans to sell a piece of treed lot that reaches Craig Street. The currently unused lot, which is fenced off from the rest of school yard, is being sold due to maintenance and safety issues of the trees, according to the board. Some parents and residents disagree and so are advocating for the lot that

canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak for itself. At the Jan. 29 township Planning Advisory Committee, a small group of people, lead by Russell Public School parent Jacqueline Wyss set forth to promote to Council, not to change the land status from institutional to residential, therefore allowing the oppourtunity for the UCDSB to make use of the land as a student green space. Wyss told The Villager that some of the concerned citizens spoke up and so did a representative from the UCDSB school board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After discussions, the

Hockey Day in Russell captures community-wide spirit Not playing hockey but certainly enjoying the day, Russell Girl Guides Aryssa Henderson and Molly Kornherr show their support for the game and the community by wearing their favourite team jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and selling arena treats like hot dogs and hot chocolate on Feb. 9. See page 12. PJ Pearson Photo

committee, stated they woul recommended to Council not to change the zoning.â&#x20AC;? stated Wyss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also found out at that meeting, the topic would be discussed by Council at their Feb. 4

meeting, but when I called the next morning to confirm, township advised the group they were too late to register to speak.â&#x20AC;? Wyss pursued this development with Council and Mayor J.P. St. Pierre

decided to allow both the group and the school board to have a delegation at the Feb. 4 meeting. Commenting on the Committee of the Whole meeting, Wyss and other concerned residents, such

as Cindy Saucier and the Russell Horticultural Society, stated â&#x20AC;&#x153;The school board sent four representatives including the same representative who spoke at the Jan. 29 meeting. Continued on page 2

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Russell Fire Department Seniors & Fire Safety – Part 1 Senior citizens are one of the largest g r o w i n g demographic groups in our society today. Just look at how many retirement residences are being built throughout the Ottawa region, big business has seen the growth potential in this sector of the population. Evidence of this quick growth is that even with the many residences being built there is still a shortage of available spots as more people enter this age bracket and live longer lives. The reality is that our society will increasingly have more seniors per capita than ever before. With this change in demographics, society will in turn have to address the concerns of seniors more than it has in the past. As a fire department, our area of concern is obviously with fire safety, admittedly this is a sector that has not had a lot of attention in the past, however in 2013 this will all change. The Russell Fire Department is making a concerted effort to be more active in addressing fire safety concerns for seniors within our community. Over the next few weeks we will be targeting topics of particular interest to seniors and the families of seniors. Burn and scald injuries are a serious concern for seniors, as we age our skin becomes thinner and burns can more easily become deep tissue injuries. Immune systems also weaken so dealing with a post injury infection can be a greater problem for a senior than a young person. The Ontario Fire Marshals Office has compiled statistics that prove seniors aged 65 and over have higher fatality rates than any other age groups with regards to

fire related injuries. Essentially fire safety should be a great concern for seniors, unfortunately many people become lax about their own safety once their children have grown up and left home. With seniors, the most common cause of burn injuries involves cooking, and often it is their own clothing that fuels the fire. Loose fitting sleeves or bath robes catching fire as a person reaches over a burner is the usual cause in these cases, and once the clothing catches fire very few seniors think to “stopdrop and roll” as children are taught. The most common reaction is to panic and wave the clothing which further fuels the fire, also by remaining standing up, the fire will naturally climb the fuel source to the highest point, our face. Now anyone who has seen a kindergarten class do “stop-drop and roll” during a fire prevention week presentation knows that this is not for anyone over the age of 30, children will literally throw themselves to the ground, which is often a gym floor - can you say “broken hips and cracked ribs”? For adults and seniors we ask them to; “stop – lower yourself to the ground and cover your face and roll” not quite as catchy but essentially the same message. Loose fitting clothes - especially sleeves - around a stove is a bad idea whether you are young or a senior. Roll them up and pay attention to the task at hand, “stop – drop and roll” is a last resort, prevention is the key. Next week we will be looking at other areas of the house that are common but often overlooked as potential burn hazards.

sion until the next meeting but did commit to meeting with the school board in the mean time to discuss possibilities,” says Saucier. Wyss commented that this was not the worst news but says she does feel like the school board won’t entertain the idea of the school keeping the land. “They seem very focused on getting as much money for it as they can. In their presentation they offered to make a donation to the Township to buy trees to plant somewhere else to appease the people who were concerned about cutting down the ones on the land.” Wyss continued that it doesn’t make sense to have to replant the trees elsewhere when they could be saved and used as an outdoor classroom. Other options the environmental group presented for UCDSB was to donate the land to South Nation Conservation under the

Gift of Land program. Saucier noted that it is a great incentive for a board tax break and SNC could maintain the trees. “Many schools are regreening their school yards and Tree Canada gives donations of up to $20,000 for tree projects.” noted Saucier. The group believes strongly that the property would make a great and pre-existing outdoor education area. “It is there. It is established and while the term ‘trees to market’ was used, the board indicating they could give money to the current Environmental Advisory Committee’s tree planting initiative Trees for Tomorrow. “By stating other options the UCDSB seems to be contradictory,” according to Saucier. “The wrong message is being sent to the children that trees are disposable and worthless. We are encouraged that 10,000 trees will

be planted in Russell Township this spring, but how long will it take before we can all benefit?” Wyss also commented that at the RPS Parent Council meeting held on Feb. 6, although she didn’t attend, it was obvious that the issue is trickling down through the parents of the school. Wyss was told that another parent who did go tried to raise the issue of putting the outdoor classroom in that area but felt the council was more interested in discussing iPads. On that note, she was disappointed but not surprised. Speaking with RPS Principal, Stacey McCready, Wyss was told that school staff had been directed by the board not to speak publicly about the land. At time of publication, Carkner was not available for comment. The final decision will be made at the Feb. 19 Township meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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al landfill." As part of Taggart Miller’s commitment to public consultation, two identical Open House sessions have been organized to provide local residents and other interested parties with information about the rationale for selection of the preferred site, the proposed CRRRC facility and the next steps in the environmental assessment process. Russell’s Citizens' Environmental Stewardship Association, East Of Ottawa (Dump the Dump Now!) , who joined forces with Carlsbad Springs last summer, still stands its ground in the fight with TMES, supporting its neighbour to the north. "As it stands now, it has moved from our "backyard" to our "doorstep" and we in Russell Township will still bear the brunt of the effects

of this project. The CESAEO encourages residents to join and throw their full support behind Dump this Dump 2 as they continue the battle against Site 2. This site has many issues that make it unsuitable, including poor soil conditions, a high water table and its close proximity to the Mer Bleue." and made the firm statement "This fight is not done; the battlefield has just shifted." Open House # 3, Session 1 will be held at the Carlsbad Community Centre - 6020 Eighth Line Road, Ottawa on Feb 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The second Open House # 3 will be held on Feb. 27 at the Russell Arena from 4 p.m to 9 p.m., "with a preferred time is 7 p.m. as TMES needs to know we continue to stand strong." states the CESA-EO.

RPS land sell Continued from front UCDSB Trustee Caroll Carkner of Ward 10 was present as well as the lawyer representing the board and Rick Gale, Superintendent, and Communications representative and planner, Bridgette Atchawa.” Saucier, who has been advocating since last year to preserve the lot when the sign first went up, stated “There are approximately 40 mature mixed trees that would come down to allow for two residential building lots. The loss of trees on Craig St. would certainly change the streetscape and there would be less shade on the street.” “Each delegation had their say and the Mayor spoke about how he wants to negotiate an outcome that everyone will be happy with. The Council has delayed making their deci-

Continued from front The site, located east of Boundary Road and south of Highway 417 in the City of Ottawa adjacent to an existing industrial park. As set out in the approved Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference (TOR), Taggart Miller undertook a comparative evaluation of the two sites that were being considered for the CRRRC facility. One site, the North Russell Road Site, is located in the northwest part of Russell Township and the other site, the Boundary Road Site, is located in the City of Ottawa east of Boundary Road and south of Highway 417. The announcement is quoted “Following the methodology outlined in the approved TOR for the com-

parative evaluation, the Boundary Road Site has been identified as the overall preferred site for the CRRRC.” Hubert Bourque, the project manager for Taggart Miller states “During the comparative evaluation of the two sites, it became clear that the Boundary Road Site was the best location for our proposed integrated waste management facility. The site has outstanding transportation links, is underlain by a deep clay deposit that provides very good natural containment for the landfill and other facilities, and is beside an existing industrial park,” and continued, “The site is also part of the area identified in the late 1980s, by the former Region of Ottawa Carleton, as the preferred site for a new region-

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Disney on Ice skates into Ottawa Get ready to rock out at Scotiabank Place with some of the most magical idols in a musical showcase featuring the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney On Ice presents Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ever After â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the newest Disney On Ice show in North America. From Feb. 27 to March 3, your favourite Disney characters will compete to be the next superstar in segments leading up to tales of Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most unforgettable princesses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle and, in her ice debut, Merida from Disney Pixarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brave. At Scotiabank Place, the audience will jam to a

Castor County Continued from page 4 to offer door-to-door service in Ottawa today. After bouncing around a bit after high school, including a stint driving cab in the city, Floyd returned to the dairy and never left. Milk and music, Suzanne said. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the Cochranes are all about. She recalled the seven siblings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Floyd, Glenn,

Scottish jig as royal contenders from Brave compete to win Meridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. They will witness a show-stopping performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell for one night only to make waves with Ariel. Kids and adults alike will join a chorus of harmless hooligans from Tangled when they unleash musical mayhem during a visit from the spirited Rapunzel. Then watch as the arena comes alive as the Beast and his castleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enchanted entourage take centre stage in a spectacular show for Belle. Disney On Ice will perform nine shows over the course of five days as follows

Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. French performances wil take place on March 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and a 7 p.m. March 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 a.m. and a 3:30 p.m. Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ever After start at $15 and can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;OrlĂŠans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Stephen, Doreen, Diane, herself, and Geoff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all had chores in the dairy before and after school. The kids would get a drive in from the farm and dairy on Boundary Road to school in Russell Village, but would be expected to help make deliveries along the way. When they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t busy with school and dairy duties, they were taking music lessons, with all seven becoming proficient in at least one instrument, even veterinari-

an Dr. Geoff whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s apparently a wicked accordion player. Many Cochranes have performed professionally and some have become music teachers. Floyd may have been the keenest of them all. He may not have got his wish to leave this earth with his lips wrapped around his favourite hornâ&#x20AC;Ś but maybe right now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blowing to beat the band in that big dance hall in the sky.

Disney princesses Above, Naomi and Elsa Nelson-Shields are the lucky, and happy, recipients of Disney On Ice presents Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ever After tickets Their mom Kimberley Nelson entered the The Villagerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Likeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; us contest last week. Courtesy Photo

OLRB hears school boards regarding strike action BROCKVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) received an application filed by the Upper Canada and Trillium Lakelands District School Boards, the OLRB Chair determined that the complaint needed to be heard by the board (OLRB) expeditiously. The hearing began Fri., Jan. 25 and left many observers believing that a decision would be made quickly. The school boards filed an application asking the OLRB to decide whether the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elementary Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has counselled unlawful strike activitiesâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we thought would only take 3 days is now going into day 7 with the prospect of several

more days before it is all said and doneâ&#x20AC;?, said Board Chair Greg Pietersma. The ETFO lawyers have presented numerous positions that have added several days to the hearing. â&#x20AC;?Our main concern is the uncertainty for our communities, but we are also concerned with the mounting costs at $1200/day for additional expenses on top of legal fees.â&#x20AC;? To expedite the hearing, the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers will be seeking an interim ruling on the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application which will be subject to the various positions advanced by ETFOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers to be argued at a later date. Pietersma noted that other public school boards in Ontario may pitch in to reduce the costs for Upper


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plaint based on what the hearing chair has on hand,â&#x20AC;? said Pietersma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The constitutional counts will go on after that.â&#x20AC;? If the hearing chair rules in favour of the school boards, it means the union canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t coerce or demand teachers to withhold volunteering for extra-curricular activities as it would be considered an unlawful strike action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that it will be over because teachers will have free will to decide they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to participate, but at least they will make that decision knowing the union does not have any power or say or canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t punish or coerce them,â&#x20AC;? said Pietersma.


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CASTORCountry EDITORIAL Love is in the air By Tom Van Dusen

Mutual respect, the idealized foundation for so many of our social interactions, is about as easy to find as common sense. I am surprised Mr. Murphy doesn’t have a law about how often it appears. Mutual respect takes a beating in our society, because we are not naturally inclined to it: It is socialized into us, or not as the case may be. Whether we like it or not, we are hardwired to respond to threats: fight or flight reflexes, or the gag reflex when someone nearby is ill etc. We are then conditioned by society to pre-judge everyone and everything we see based upon the impressions of our families, our mentors, our peer groups. Leading by example, our politicians are representative of the failure of mutual respect. Witness the average political discourse in any recent election, and you will observe that it deteriorated into mudslinging and acrimony. Logical arguments, formed into informed debates, will win over the emotional knee jerk of instinct and result in consensus. Consensus means that everyone concedes that there is common value in the point of the argument and everyone comes out of it with something to be proud of. Sadly, mass media and entertainment influences have reduced this logical and orderly discourse to a chaotic fray of posturing and pressure. Look at our entertainment icons, our religious leaders, our professional athletes. If you do not have a side, and trounce the opposition, you don’t matter. Carl Sagan was once quoted that only the sciences maintain an honest peer reviewed construct where mistakes can happen, be published, be detected and be corrected, but even then some of them fall prey to pressures to win at all costs and at the expense of right and wrong. So watching the latest posturing about rural Ontario’s fate, as the new Liberal leader is sworn in, I wonder how effective the message is, and how many people are paying attention? If the average target reading level for a major newspaper is supposed to be Grade 8 for maximum understanding, what audience are our politicians aiming for in their media releases? If they are attacking each other’s ideas in ultra-simple language, does that mean they are exploiting our primal responses or because that is their own level of understanding, and they need it that way themselves? Ridiculously low voter turnouts reflect the truth of the matter: The populace is tired of being treated like uninformed masses, so uninformed they need to be told how to think. Simply put, no one wants to vote for them because we get the same juvenile interpretation of an unchanged bureaucracy. If they are too busy being mutually disrespectful, then how can either change the bureaucracy to effect real change? Look at our local bylaw fiasco. It is unpopular and not desired, but will not be rescinded, because it is too hard to do. So this week, with the special day celebrating Love in full swing, think about mutual respect in your daily doings. To change the big problems in our society, we need to start small. Happy Valentines, and good luck on your Mutual Respect resolution. Pamela J. Pearson

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MILK AND MUSIC ThelasttimeItalkedtuneswithFloyd Cochrane was two summers ago in MacDougall Park during a performance of the Russell Community Concert Band where the milk and music maestro was doing what he liked to do most… blowing one of his horns, be it saxophone, trumpet or clarinet. At that point, he was over 80 and had probably played more tunes more often than any other living person in Russell and surrounding area. He had blown his horn with dance bands based in Russell and in Ottawa. He was perhaps proudest of being a member of the Ottawa Fire Department Band. On that day in the park, for old time sake, Floyd sat behind a Don Morell Dance Band music stand.At one point in the Russell social swirl, membership in thatoutfitwouldbuyyoualotofcoffee… and a few beers too. Floyd told me he’d barely put down his instruments since the age of 8 and planned to keep on blowing until he dropped… something, he hoped, would happen during a gig. It didn’t quite turn out that way…The most eye-catching item at the wake this week for maestro Floyd was the main flower arrangement beside his casket set out at Daley Family Funeral Home on Highway 31 where friends and family paid their respects. It wasn’t the flowers themselves although they were plentiful and beautiful. It was the centrepiece… a shiny, brass saxophone standing tall among the blooms, close enough to Floyd that his spirit could reach out and touch it. The Editor: Do you realize that Russell Township council has broken numerous laws, two of them in the past week alone? As The Villager Editor pointed out in the last issue, Russell Township is no longer going to advertise in The Russell Villager, only in Le Reflet, the only “bilingual” newspaper in the township. There are so many things wrong with their decision; 1) Not everyone receives the Ad bags that Le Reflet comes in 2) Apparently many in Russell do not even get Le Reflet in their bag 3) Le Reflet cannot be deemed “bilingual” because if it were “bilingual”, EVERY article would be in BOTH languages, which they are not 4) Le Reflet already receives government funding, which is why it is free

Itpaidperfecthomagetoamanwhose last, unmet request after being permanently hospitalized with cancer was that he get to blow the horn one more time. Circumstances just didn’t cooperate. Floyd died at 83, leaving behind a whole slew of Cochranes and a permanent stamp on Russell’s agricultural and industrial heritage… not to mention its musical history over several decades. Atthewake,Floyd’ssaxlookedlikeit had just come out of a music store showcase. I asked some of the Cochranes if they polished it up just for the occasion. “That’s the way it always was,” said son Barry. “That’s the way he kept it.” He was backed by brother Kevin who will continue with Barry operating Cochrane’sDairyofwhichFloydwasthe hands-on president, to be the point of phoning in daily directions from his hospital bed. Brothers Bryan and Paul are busy with other careers. Floyd’ssisterSuzannesaidtheinstrument came to her perfectly polished, ready to be installed among the flowers. Perhaps Floyd had an inkling that it should look its absolute best the last time he took it out to clean it. “What was more important to Floyd, milk or music?” I asked. Barry didn’t pause: “Music.” As if the sax displayed at his side wasn’t proof enough, Floyd was very specific about what he wanted to wear on his final journey, Barry confided after I askedhimaboutthesignificanceofaformal cap resting on the casket. Itwasn’tadairyowner’swhitesmock as seen in a book of black and white pho-

tos shown at the wake that Floyd asked to be dressed in. It was the uniform he wore as a regular member of the Ottawa Fire DepartmentBand.Thebandreturnedthe affection by playing at Floyd's funeral Tuesday at St. Mary'sAnglican Church. The late Wendell Stanley’s local history “From Swamp and Shanty” reveals that the Cochrane name is one of the first to appear in the Russell County Land Registry Office records going back to 1848whenJohnCochranesettledinwith his family at the east end of Russell Village. Less than a decade later, he relocated to the boundary between Russell and Osgoode Township where the family farmanddairyremaintothisday.Floyd’s youngestbrotherGeoffandfamilyoccupy the old farmhouse leading into the dairy where several Cochranes are employed. When Wendell published his book 25 yearsago,hesaidthereweremorepeople descended from John Cochrane living in Russell than any other pioneer family. I imagine that statistic has only been more firmly entrenched during the interval. Floyd’s parents Elwood and Irene founded Cochrane’s Dairy, a rare family milk processing business that continues Continued on page 3


in our Ad bags 5) Russell Villager must be purchased and receives no government funding 6) It is ILLEGAL for the township to promote one paper. If that weren’t bad enough, I received a copy of a letter sent around by the township to commercial business owners, notifying them that as of March 4, 2013, Russell Township will no longer be the “go between” with garbage dumpsters and businesses; that businesses will now have to deal directly with the waste hauler themselves. Which in itself is great news, Township should NOT be involved. However, to include a flyer for ONLY one particular waste hauler with the notice

omissions in connection with any advertisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement.

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is ILLEGAL. I have just returned back from Cobden, where the Ontario Landowners (OLA) Renfrew chapter, held an information session for Municipal politicians, warning them that they are breaking the law in so many ways. Not because they meant to, but because they are being ill advised and set up by the provincial government to “take the fall” when the province cannot pay its bills. It was a powerful session, and I actually left this meeting with a feeling of hope. Thanks to Liz Marshall, who is an amazing woman with a fantastic memory and a wonderful “teacher” of how legislation, Acts, Charters, Letters Patent etc, are being abused and leading to laws being broken,

provided such an informative, succinct, abbreviated outline that it was not difficult for any of us to realize that Municipal politicians are being set up for a fall by the Provincial government, and WE, who are the REAL government MUST STEP UP AND BE COUNTED. If you are ready to be counted, to stand up for your children and grandchildren’s rights and freedoms which they are rapidly losing because WE choose to do nothing, if you are ready to get involved, start with joining the OLA or the chapter in your County and, of course, join Canadians for Language Fairness, who are fighting for Freedom of Expression AND private property rights for YOUR family. Numbers DO count, and to do nothing IS to do something. Beth Trudeau Russell

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Crysler winter carnival rings in 47th year CRYSLER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The last winter carnival of the season starts tonight Feb. 13, in Crysler. The 47th Annual Crysler Winter Carnival kicks off with Bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday night enjoy the Side Door Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Buffet. Reservations are required for this event. Please call 613-987-2844. The cost of the buffet is $15.95. If you are in the mood for wings instead, the Broken Knuckles Bar is holding a wing night and Crib tournament starting at 7 p.m.. Registration for Crib

begins at 6 p.m. and costs $5 per person. Darts more your style? Check out the Community Centre for Fun Dart night. That will run you just $2. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events begin with a Fun Filled Community Dinner from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. where they will be serving meat pies and stews. $8 for adults, $5 for kids from five to 13 and under five is free. After that is Family Fun Karaoke with TLC Karaoke and DJ-Perry and Nat. There will also be skating at the rink, weather permitting.

Saturday will bring a ton of activities for the whole family. Aptly named Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fun Day, the activities start with an open house at the library from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. where Friends of the Crysler Library will be hosting Winterchill games and stories. There will be a magic show from 11 a.m. until noon with magician Daniel le Magicien. At noon, there will be hot dogs, drinks and dessert. Starting at 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. the fun is brought outdoors for skating and other

fun activities. If the weather does not co-operate, there will be a movie shown inside instead.For the adults, Yuk Yuks night and DJ JeanMarc Desormeaux will fill their Saturday night. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Cost for this event is $15 per ticket or two for $25 if bought in advance. If you wait until the event starts it will run you $20 at the door. Sunday starts with a brunch from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Adults will eat for $7, children six to 13 $5 and under five are free. For the fisherman in all of us, there will be an Ice Fishing Derby on the Nation

River from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Or if you prefer to stay indoors, join the Military Whist Card tournament starting at 1 p.m. Cost to join the game is $5. All throughout the day there will be outdoor activities and a challenges rally. Test your knowledge of Crysler and enjoy the skating, tug of war, lumberjack friendly competitions and dog sled demonstrations. There will also be a chili contest. Register your chili by 2:30 p.m. at the Community Centre. Starting at 3:30 p.m. there will be a North vs South hockey game, but you must be 13 or older to play. Also

starting at 3:30, there will be entertainment by Pierre Boudreau at the Community Centre. A spaghetti dinner from 4:30 until 6:30 will cost just $7 for adults, $5 for kids five to 13, and under five free. At 6 p.m. the 50/50 draw winner will be announced as well as the fishing derby and chili contest winners. Closing ceremonies complete with a bonfire and fireworks run from 6:30 until 10 p.m.Throughout the weekend, the Scouts will be selling Ballo Paws and hot chocolate. What better way to spend a weekend in February than at a fun-filled Winter Carnival.

Old Mac an historical dinner theatre Cadets biathlon Harry Baker Special to the Villager RUSSELL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; RAPA in association with the Russell Historical Society is presenting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Macâ&#x20AC;? a dinner theatre in two acts on Saturday March 2 at the Russell High School. Old Mac was written by Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own playwright Sandra MacNeill and is based on the life and practice of Dr. Dugald MacDougall, Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beloved medical doctor from 1888 to 1938. It was said that he delivered 7,000 babies during his career. Some of our seniors still alive today were delivered by Dr. Mac! MacDougall Park on

Craig St. in Russell, was named in his honour, and a cedar bridge (now a stone bridge) and stone cairn were erected there in his memory. Other historical characters include: Mrs. Ella Cameron MacDougall, who came to Russell from Buckingham, QC, as a young bride. The MacDougalls lived in the Doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s House at the corner of Church St. and South Russell Road and a young Dr. Frank Kinnaird, who was handpicked by Dr. Mac as his successor, served in the Russell community from 1938 to 1980. He served as the physician for a local hockey school and influenced many

young men from the area. The Russell Community Centre (Arena) was dedicated to his memory. Wallace Campbell, a neighbour of Dr. Mac and Ella was his faithful horse and buggy driver. Over muddy roads in the spring and fall, over large snow drifts in the winter, no matter how bad the conditions or time of night, the doctor always got though to his patients. Tickets for the dinner theatre are $40 each and are on sale at Foodland and Pronto. Come out and learn about some of the colourful history of our community!

brings home medals

Old Mac

It is said Old Mac delivered about 7,000 babies in the Russell area during his lifetime. The above is a painting of Dr. Mac created by local artist Greg Rokosh. Courtesy Photo

RUSSELL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The 5 Cyclone Air Cadets Biathlon Team have started competing again for 2013 and on the Feb. 2 weekend finished with more than one medal. Warrant Officer Daniella Burke with teammates Sergeant Leroux and Corporal Leroux received a gold for the Girls division and the team of Flight Sergeant Gagnon, Sergeant Turcotte and Flight Corporal Bourdeau received silver for the Boys. On an individually basis, these team members cadets also did well. Gagnon earned a silver in Boys Senior, WO Burke received gold in Girls Youth; Sgt.

Leroux a silver in Girls Senior and Cpl. Leroux a silver in Girls Junior. Those who attended as individuals included Warrant Officer 2nd class Howell winning a bronze in Girls Youth; Cpl. Burke a gold for Girls Junior and Cpl. Gagnon a Bronze in Boys Junior. Other squadron participants included Warrant Officer 2nd Class Fliesser, Sergeant Fliesser, Corporal Batten, Corporal Roy and Sergeant Hamilton. Â From the regionals eight biathletes will be representing the region at the provincials on the weekend of Feb. 16.







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Getting Kids Active Tom Huisman Special to the Villager In its 2012 report card on the physical activity of Canadian children and youth, Active Healthy Kids Canada issued a failing grade to our kids, with only seven percent of children and youth getting the recommended minimum of 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous physical activity. That report card came on the heels of some alarming results from StatsCan and its Canadian Health Measures Survey, pronouncing about a third of Canadian children as being overweight or obese. The most commonly

named culprits in all of this; poor eating habits and inactive lifestyles. Now it’s not all doom and gloom. The same reports indicate that almost half of kids are getting 60 minutes of physical activity three days a week. So how do we increase the physical activity of all kids? Well, there are many potential solutions, one of which is to equip kids with the tools and confidence to be physically active. With that in mind, the Russell Community Sport Club will be hosting the National Coaching Certification Program’s FUNdamental Movements Skills workshop

on Sat. Feb. 23. The Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) of throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, and balance and coordination, form the basis for future sport skill development and for the life-long enjoyment of physical activity. Kids who learn the Fundamental Movement Skills are more confident in their abilities and much more willing and interested in participating in sport and recreation activities now and into the future. The FMS workshop is specifically designed for anyone who works directly

with children, whether you are a coach, recreation leader, early childhood educator, teacher, day care staff, child & youth worker and on and on. From analyzing and identifying the various stages of development for the fundamental movement skills, to applying a six-step process to teaching the fundamental movement skills, and being able to create safe games where children can practise fundamental movement skills, the workshop is one of many such programs the Club plans on bringing to the community. For more information or to register, please check out the Club website at or contact

Thanks a Million finalist wins 20,000 miles

Fighting against elder abuse

January calendar winners Calendar draw winners include: $50 - Stephane Chaput, Melissa Beatty, Norm Alexander, Bill Rombough, Jim Campbell, Rod Skinkle, John Hazelton and Gilles Bruyere. Susanna Herczeg was the big winner with $100.

PRESSCOTT-RUSSELL — The Senior Safety Line of the Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA), on Feb. 1, partnered with Ontario 211, launcing a collaborative new service delivery model, to increase efficiency and effectiveness in supporting elder abuse callers and atrisk seniors in the province. This partnership will mean fewer dropped calls, an increase in call handling capacity and improved client satisfaction. This is the first of many steps that ONPEA is taking to develop a sustainable funding and service delivery model, while forging strong partnerships in the community and is made possible through the Ontario Trillium

Foundation. Teri Kay, executive director of ONPEA said she expresses her gratitude to OTF and 211 for the opportunity and support both through the grant and valued resources being shared. “Ultimately it is the at-risk senior citizen that benefits, by having access to the help they need.” Andrew Benson of 211 echoes Kay’s sentiments in saying, “This is an ideal partnership that engages the resources within each organization, to provide elderly citizens with easy, reliable access to information, referral and counselling services as appropriate to make strides in protecting and supporting vulnerable seniors in the province.”

Have miles will travel Russell resident Luann Woodcock recently won 20,000 AIR MILES® as part of the company’s 20th anniversary Thanks a Million promotion last summer. Woodcock plans to visit New Orleans and possibly San Francisco. PJ Pearson Photo

The Senior Safety Line will continue to also partner with the Assaulted Women’s Helpline and has expanded to include information about a wide range of human services and program information in the

province. Dial 2-1-1 to speak to Certified Information & Referral Specialists, 24/7/365 in over 150 languages. For more information visit www.onpea.on or

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Kin Club annual fundraiser rocked and rolled the night away

Jiving the night away

All dressed up

Master of Ceremonies and Kin Member Sebastien Pilon kept the crowd of approximately 150 in check with hula, limbo and bubble gum in between the jive dancing of Eddie and the Stingrays on Feb. 9. PJ Pearson Photos

Best Costume of Kin’s ’50’s and 60’s dance on Feb.9 went to Bernice and Frank Allar, above. Second prize went to Erin Johnson and friend and Robin and Kate Zimplemann, right, captured third for travelling back to the ’60s.

How low can you go Quentin McKinley, left, was able to go the lowest winning the limbo competition at the Russell Kin Club ’50-’60s dance on Feb. 9. McKinley also won the hula hoop. Luanne Woodcock won the bubble gum blowing contest.

In the spirit of the era

PJ Pearson Photos

Eddie and the Stringrays once again rock and rolled the gym at the Kin Club of Russell 1950s and 60s era dance Feb.9 held at Russell High School. PJ Pearson Photos




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â&#x20AC;˘Make Informed Choices prenatal classes are taking registrations for upcoming class. Call 613-445-3852. â&#x20AC;˘Brain Freeze for Brain Matters on Sat. Feb. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ice fishing, games and outBasement Framing & Finishing door winter fun is to be had on the Castor River by the Centinnal Pool. An Ice Breaker Wind Up Crown Mouldings reception to follow at the Russell house from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. A donation of $5 per person or $10 per family to participate is requested. Decks & Sheds â&#x20AC;˘Russell & District Horticultural Society presents Hardscaping by Mark Mallette of Mallette Door & Trim Upgrades Landscaping at the Russell Legion Hall on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;˘Scout - Guide Week Commemorative Community Campfire â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wed. Feb. 20 6:30 p.m. to 8:00pm behind the Russell Curling Club. Commemorative Church Service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sun Feb. 24 10:45 a.m. at the Russell Untied Church. Local Girl Guide and 2nd Russell Scouting is pleased to invite everyone to attend the annual church service. â&#x20AC;˘Taggart Miller Environmental Services will be holding to public open houses regarding the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre project. Open House # 3, Session 1 on Monday February 25, 2013 4:00 to 9:00 pm at the Carlsbad Community Centre 6020 Eighth Line Road, Ottawa. Open House # 3, Session 2 on Wednesday February 27, 2013 4:00 to 9:00 pm at the Russell Arena ÂĽSMCPropertyMaintenanceÂĽ 1084 Concession Street, Russell. Â&#x2021;6SULQJFOHDQXSVÂ&#x2021;$HUDWLQJÂ&#x2021;/DZQ&XWWLQJ â&#x20AC;˘Need an activity to do for March break? New Museum Privilege cards - The Canada Agriculture WULPPLQJÂ&#x2021;)DOO&OHDQXSVÂ&#x2021;6QRZSORZLQJ Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum are available for a borrowing period at the UHPRYDOÂ&#x2021;:DONZD\VKRYHOLQJVDOW Russell Library. Passes provide free access to a family of four (2 adults). Other National Capital 613-291-1161 Region museum passes are also available. Contact 613-445-5331 or â&#x20AC;˘Babytime returns to the Township of Russell Public Library! Every Thursday from April 4th to 25th, children under a year old can enjoy songs, books and finger-plays! Please sign up at the Russell Branch of the library or at Places are limited. â&#x20AC;˘Storytime in Pyjamas Welcome Spring with the Township of Russell Public Library! At 7:15 pm on March 25th is the Storytime in Pyjamas to Welcome Spring, and 5 to 7 year olds are invited to come in their pyjamas and share the joy of reading. Cost: $7 Please sign up at the Russell Branch of the library or at Places are limited. â&#x20AC;˘For info regarding Russell Meals On Wheels please contact Claudette Geerts at 613-445-2011 â&#x20AC;˘Help is needed to reach goal planting 10,000 trees in the township for 2013. The group are looking for input and feedback, and would love to partner with community groups and developers. The committee is also looking for â&#x20AC;&#x153;tree huggersâ&#x20AC;? to sit on this committee. Contact Councillor Eric Bazinet at if interested. â&#x20AC;˘Russells 55+ Club Euchre every Saturday night at Russell Meadows Retirement in Russell. 7:30 p.m. start. Shuffleboard every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. at the arena. Exercise classes Steve Bakker every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Russell Arena. Bridge and Euchre every Tuesday 1 p.m. at The Meadows. Metcalfe, ON 613-821-3267 â&#x20AC;˘Good Dog Rescue is looking for caring and loving families to foster or adopt small and large breed dogs. To inquire please call Nelly at 613-445-5405 or Monique at ZZZK\JUDGHURRĂ&#x20AC;QJFRP_ Visit our website for more information

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St.Thomas girls win championship The St. Thomas Aquinas girls Varsity hockey team went undefeated in league play to capture their second Prescott-Russell championship in the last four years. The girls won by scores of 3-1, 7-1 and 13-0 in round robin play and defeated Casselman 7-1 in the semi-final game. In the final game they defeated Embrun 2-0, with goals being scored by Shannyn Johnson and Katherine Innes. The girls demonstrated excellent forechecking and back checking skills, with another solid performance by Kaitlyn Johnson in nets. The team is now off to EOSSAA in early March. Team members are, front from left, Kaitlyn Johnson, Rachel Bekkers, Emily Spence,    Mikeala Wichers, Amanda Switzer, Breena Strban. Back from left, Coach  Mr. Cornellier, Alyssa Wichers, Katherine Innes, Casey Dore, Shannyn Johnson, Amy Bekkers, Sydney Landry, Dana Dore. Courtesy Photo

CHESTERVILLE – Ryan Kemp and captain Charles-Antoine Labonté each scored twice to lead the Embrun Panthers to an 8-2 win over the North Dundas Rockets in a National Capital Junior Hockey League game here Sat., Feb. 9, as teams get ready to enter the last week of the regular schedule. The Panthers unleashed a torrent of shots on the North Dundas net, outshooting the home team 48-19. This included an all-out 22-2 advantage in the third when they outscored the Rockets 5-0. North Dundas opened the scoring, Brandon Buma making it 1-0 with 4:10 gone in the game, from Pete Kleinswormink and Rob Comeau, but the lead only stood for five minutes as Labonté evened it from Francis Legault and Dexter MacMillan. The Rockets took the lead back on Ryan Byers’s goal at 10:07 of the second. Dustin Tinkler and Cody Nicholl had the helpers. That lead stood until the 15-minute mark of the second when Robbie Gifford knotted it and Shane McPhee put the Panthers ahead to stay 1:57 later. In the third it was Kemp scoring his pair, at 15:01

and 10:41, and Labonté – on the power play – Eric Garrioch and Taylor Armstrong closing out the scoring. Panthers 6 - Predators 5 La Peche gave Embrun all it could handle Sunday night, drawing to within a goal with 33 seconds on the clock as their comeback effort fell just short. Labonté did the heavy lifting for the Panthers, scoring three goals including the winner with 6:14 left in regular time. La Peche’s power play unit had Embrun’s number throughout the game, scoring three in seven chances with the man advantage. The Panthers’ PP came up empty handed in all three opportunities. Matt Hamelin, Luke Bowden and Shawn Ennis had singles for the Panthers. This Week The league’s all star game will be held in Vankleek Hill Sunday night, starting at 8. Each team has been invited to send its top players as the NCJHL’s north and south divisions tangle for league bragging rights. The game will also be marked by the presentation of regular season outstanding player awards during the second intermission.

Bantam broomball Warriors win provincial gold Special to The Villager BARRIE– It was a very successful tournament for the Bantam Warriors, representing the Finch and Russell broomball leagues, at the annual provincial tourney in Barrie on Feb. 8, 9 and 10. The Warriors clinched the gold medal with a convincing 4-0 record.  They blanked the always-competitive Windsor Devils in the opening match 6-0.  Key goaltending by Yanik Gignac and an excellent team effort in this game set the tone that continued into their following three games.  They overpowered the Innisfil Impact 8-1 in the second game and defeated the Palmerston Predators 4-1 in their third and toughest matchup.  Goal scorers in the first three games were Yvrik Leclerc (5), Trevor Nyenkamp (4), Nathan Lapointe (3), Paul Perras (2), Thomas Baas (2), Ryan Picard and Aidan Smit.  Assists went to Jeremie Goyer (3), Kalin Gates (3), Baas (3), Joshua Webb (2), Bradon Robinson (2), Jack Mercier, Matthew Heuvelmans, Jordan Radix, Nyenkamp, Leclerc, Perras and Picard. The Windsor Devils fought their way back in the double knockout weekend  setup and landed a spot in the finals where they would have to beat the Warriors twice to win gold.  Yvrik Leclerc figured in all the goals (hat trick and an assist) as the Warriors triumphed over the Devils 4-0 for the gold medal.  The Devils kept it close until midway through the first frame when Leclerc found the back of the net with Ryan Picard getting the helper.  He netted his second, assisted by Joshua Webb, for a 2-0 lead going into the second frame.  A minute into it, Nathan Lapointe put one in from Leclerc and then Leclerc got his hat trick with a solo effort late in the second and final frame. Yanik Gignac, who was solid between the pipes, earned his second shut-out. Congratulations to the Bantam Warriors representing Eastern Ontario for a stellar performance. 

Front row from left, Ryan Picard, Jordan Radix, Paul Perras, Aidan Smit. Middle row from left, Thomas Baas, Kalin Gates, Nathan Lapointe, Joshua Webb, Matthew Heuvelmans, Yanik Gignac. Back row from left, Bill Nyenkamp (Coach), Jack Mercier, Jeremie Goyer, Yvrik Leclerc, Trevor Nyenkamp, Bradon Robinson, Peter Heuvelmans (Assistant  Coach). Missing from the photo was Coen Eby. Courtesy photo

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Casselman Vikings the best and the rest CASSELMAN— The Casselman Vikings wrapped up their regular season this past weekend by hosting the Char-Lan Rebels, Feb. 7, and playing in Alexandria against the Glens, Feb. 9. The Vikings already knew that they will begin the playoffs against the Winchester Hawks, still, they finished the season playing at the same intensity level. Casselman 7 – Char-Lan 5 The Vikings came out with a tonne of pressure and were all over the Rebels in the early going. Casselman opened the scoring seven minutes into the game while on a power play. Curtis Chennette carried the puck over the blue line, used the defender as a screen and let a quick shot go that got to the back of the net. After that, the Vikings got undisciplined and found themselves in the sin bin. After Maxime Choquette took a fiveminute hit to the head call, Lance Hodgson went off for cross checking putting the Rebels on a five-on-three power play for a full two minutes. Nicolas Santoro kept the puck in at the blue line, waited and sent a wrist shot to the net that got past Alexandre Michaud, evening the game at one. Casselman would get another chance on the power play later in the period. Kyle Beauchamp-Lalonde crossed through the slot and let a backhand shot go that beat Rebels goalie Quade Smoke making it 2-1. With 1:50 remaining in the frame, Marc-Andre Quann fired a shot towards the net from the corner. It hit a Rebels defender and redirected in, making it 3-1 Casselman after one. The Rebels tied the game in the second with two goals just three minutes apart. First, it was Quinlin MacDonell, on a power play, then Lawson

MacDougall, at even strength. Casselman did regain the lead before the buzzer when Jody Sullivan scored short-handed to give them the 4-3 lead. Char-Lan found the equalizer on the power play in the third, from Matt Gregoire, but Chennette’s second re-established the Vikings lead. Michel Lefebvre again made it a tie game with 10:52 to go But the Vikings closed it out with Chennette’s hat-trick goal and an insurance marker from Luc Forget ended the game 7-5 for the Vikings. Vikes 9 – Glens 2 The Vikings closed out the regular season Saturday night in Alexandria proving that as far as the St. Lawrence Division is concerned, it’s a case of the best and the rest as the Vikes humbled the Glens 9-2 to finish the regular season 19 points ahead of the secondplace Char-Lan Rebels, who were busy that night doubling the Winchester Hawks 4-2 in Williamstown as the regular season drew to a close. Taylor Widenmaier and Maxime St. Pierre each scored twice for the Vikes, who led 2-1 after one and 61 after two. St. Pierre got both his goals in the final two minutes of the game. Jordan Baptiste and Yanick Lalonde scored for Casselman in the first around an unassisted goal by Jonathan Cyr, and Adam Wensink made it 3-1 with 7:36 gone in the second and the Widenmaiers – Taylor with his pair around a single by Derek – made it 6-1 after 40 minutes. Bradley Massia scored Alexandria’s second with 58 seconds gone in the third but it was all Casselman after that as they ran the table with goals by Joel Adam and St. Pierre.

Jets bring complete game to Perth PERTH – The Metcalfe Jets and their fans continue the late season roller coaster ride in an attempt to catch fourth place in the Metro Division of the EOJHL and earn a playoff spot. While the odds are still not in their favour, the Jets rolled into Perth on Sunday afternoon and earned a critical two points with a 4-0 victory against the Valley Division leading Blue Wings. Now five points behind the Ottawa Golden Knights, the Jets actually still control their own destiny. Win their remaining four games and they will find themselves in the first play off round. Of course, with games against the aforementioned Knights, the Ottawa Canadians, and two against the Stittsville Royals, Metcalfe has a big hill to climb. Eric Drouin, whose shoulders must be sore from carrying all of the back stop duties for Metcalfe for the past several weeks, had another big performance kicking out all 36 shots directed his way by Perth en route to a shut out. At the same time, the Metcalfe offence brought sustained pressure throughout several periods of the match firing 47 shots against Blue Wings net-minder Jeremy Wright.

Announcement of Preferred Site and Third Open House for an Environmental Assessment of the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre Taggart Miller Environmental Services (Taggart Miller) is undertaking an environmental assessment (EA) under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act for a proposed integrated waste management project to be known as the Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre (CRRRC). In December 2012, the Terms of Reference (TOR) for this environmental assessment were approved by the Minister of the Environment. dŚĞZZZ͕ŝĨĂƉƉƌŽǀĞĚ͕ǁŽƵůĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐĂŶĚĐĂƉĂĐŝƚLJĨŽƌƌĞĐŽǀĞƌLJŽĨƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐĂŶĚ diversion of materials from disposal that are generated by the Industrial, Commercial and /ŶƐƟƚƵƟŽŶĂů;/Θ/ͿĂŶĚŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶĂŶĚĞŵŽůŝƟŽŶ;ΘͿƐĞĐƚŽƌƐŝŶKƩĂǁĂĂŶĚĞĂƐƚĞƌŶ Ontario, as well as disposal capacity for material that is not diverted. The components of the ZZZǁŝůůďĞĚĞǀĞůŽƉĞĚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚĨƵƌƚŚĞƌĐŽŶƐƵůƚĂƟŽŶĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚĂůĂƐƐĞƐƐŵĞŶƚ and are currently proposed to include: ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ ͻ


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Coaches Corner

Hockey Day in Russell

Former New York Islander Justin Papineau joins coach Ian Sturgeon behind the bench for the Novice A game at Feb. 9’s Hockey Day in S. Harding Photo Russell.

Hunter Laurin, left. tries to get one around Matthew O’Halloran at the Russell Minor Hockey Association’s Hockey Day in Russell’s Skills Competion on Feb. 9. The RMHA divsions took turn sharping their skills on the outdoor rink.

Replay recognized by team Right, Russell Warriors Peewee B1 team presented team sponsor, and also one of the Hockey Day in Russell sponsors, Replay Sports with a team plaque for all their support. The team won agaginst rivals Metcalfe Jets 4-0 on Feb. 9.

Food Bank collection As well as posters, each league decorated boxes to collect food bank donations, as Atom C did here. PJ Pearson Photo

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Pride in community and hockey show through

Atom B’s protecting the puck

RMHA teams created Hockey Day in Russell posters to be admired and Hockey Day in Russell on Feb. 9, saw areas teams come into town to play judged, as seen here with winner Novice A, who made this colourful poster the Warriors . Gloucester1 is seen here trying to get the puck away from the full of Russell and hockey pride. Other winners were 1P2, Atom A, Peewee Atom B’s. The Atom B’s won 3-0. B and Bantam 2 who each received a pizza party for their efforts. PJ Pearson Photos

Coach’s game puck drop Middle, Russell Minor Hockey Association President Elizabeth Ferguson drops the puck to open the Hockey Day in Russell Coaches fun game on the outdoor rink. Taking the faceoff is Shawn MacFadyen. left, and Jay Thompson. Midget B1 Cameron Grady, wearing his Tampa Bay colours coach Paul Cooke races Cameron Harding for the puck in 3-on-3 looks on. action in the skills competition as part of Hockey S. Harding Photo Day in Russell. S. Harding Photo

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Landscapes to orchids — each is as unique as the bride Pamela Pearson Villager Staff RUSSELL — Stunning custom-designed bouquets, flower arrangements and landscape design for weddings is available at Russell’s Beyond the House Floral and Garden Design Centre. Owner and landscape designer Cindy Cluett and floral designer Heidi Oeschger offer a full service from ‘concept to competition’ philosophy. “We sit down at the beginning and create a custom consultation with each client so that all

understand what is needed and wanted.” states Cluett. Oeschger, who has been in the business of creating unique arrangements with an European flare for 20 years, offers tips to brides and grooms regarding floral arrangements. “Come prepared with what you see as your wedding bouquet and what you want to be surrounded with — as well as what your budget is.” Beyond the House does not offer package deals, as every bride is unique, as the flowers should be and cost is dependent upon choice.

Another good tip is to supply samples of the dresses, including the wedding gown, so that colour palletes match. “Certain flower colours don’t go with white or cream, so it is important to match the tones. It makes it more appealing to look at and not have a colour stand out awkwardly.” She also states that to keep costs down, choosing flowers that are seasonal to the event is an option, as they are readily available. Some of the current trends, Oeschger says, include orchids and calla

lilies tied in a posie style bouquet, instead of the traditional flowing one of carnations and freesia and noted that fresh flowers are best for appearance and atmosphere. Beyond the House does not offer flower preservation or silk flowers, but can provide information on the topic. The store can also provide custom workshops to bridal parties where they provide the material and cut step-by-step instruction by Oeschger, who is an awardwinning floral designer. “Clients can learn how to recognize the freshest flowers, how to care for them, and how to create a beautiful flower arrangement,” which both Cluett and Oeschger think is important, as it can give the parties an appreciation of how much work goes into the designs and to help them be part of the process in creating their beautiful day. For more information call 445-5214 or visit the website at

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Modern cakes create new traditions A tiered wedding cake is often a fitting conclusion to a wedding reception. Today's brides and grooms are experimenting with cake flavours and designs so their cake is a unique representation of their persona as a couple. It's no longer necessary to stick with a white cake with buttercream frosting for your wedding day. Think about exploring other flavour and filling combinations that will tempt the guests' taste buds. For those who can't settle on just one flavour, how

about having a different flavor for each layer? Couples getting married in the fall may want to think about a spice cake that evokes the feelings of sipping a mug of spiced cider. Cream cheese frosting is often a pairing with spice cake, or think about a layer of caramel that will make it taste like you're enjoying a candied Halloween apple. A hummingbird cake may fit the bill for a spring wedding. This is made with mashed bananas, pineapples and chopped

pecansThis cake is perfect when paired with cream cheese frosting. Yellow or white cakes are universal favourites for weddings. Some pizzazz can be added through the use of creative fillings. Consider something citrusy and summery for a summer wedding. Raspberry preserves or lemon curd are tart and sweet. For a tropical flair, mangoes or passion fruit can be mixed with touches of coconut. A winter wedding can be accented with rich flavours, like a decadent chocolate

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It all begins with the ring cake filled with chocolate ganache and black cherries -- in a black forest style. Those toasting to the good life may want an almond cake enhanced with some fine liqueur and simple chocolate buttercream. Couples should sit down with their baker and sample a number of flavour combinations to determine a recipe that works for them. Pastry companies also may be able to develop a cake that encompasses a couple's favourite flavours or symbolizes a special moment in their lives. A Boston cream pieinspired cake may liven up the wedding of a couple who became engaged in Boston. Maybe a cannoli cream filled cake will usher in memories of a trip to Italy. Kids at heart can enjoy candy confection cakes filled with gooey chocolate, nuts and marshmallows. Whatever the case, couples can use their cake as a center piece that wows the senses of taste as well as vision. Consider displaying this culinary masterpiece on a table with the seating cards placed around it so that it can be enjoyed the entire night.

Lois Ann Baker Villager Staff Writer While the stress of wedding planning usually falls on the bride, we often forget how much stress the groom must undergo before it even gets to that point. After all, it all starts with the ring, and the ring must be perfect. What better place to start the search for that ring than at a business that has been part of the Cornwall landscape for over 70 years, Pommier Jewellers. Following a family tradition that dates back to 1879, Armand Pommier opened up a jewellery shop on Montreal Road in 1937. His son Georges, opened his own shop in 1952 and in 1986 the jewellery store settled at its present location on Second St. Now run by André Pommier, the store is just finishing renovations and is ready to welcome new and returning customers with the same quality and service that it has for years. André became an award-winning Canadian designer goldsmith after completing his education at George Brown College and offers custom-designed jewellery as an option for that perfect piece of jewellery. If you are looking for something more traditional, or don’t have the time to wait for a custom piece, Pommier has a large selection of Canadian Maple Leaf diamond rings. Proudly Canadian, Pommier specializes in products extracted solely from Canadian mines and complemented with the Maple Leaf diamonds. When shopping for that perfect ring, there are a few things to ask yourself. What kind of cut should the diamond be? Depending on the shape of the bride-to-be’s hand, you might choose a marquise or an emerald cut. The most popular shape is a well-cut round brilliant diamond because it produces the greatest sparkle. How about the setting itself? Should it be with soft curves or accepted with baguettes? Of course when choosing a diamond, other things to keep in mind are colour, clarity and carat weight. That’s where you can rely on Pommier staff to guide you in your purchase. The common guideline for pricing your ring is two months salary, but remember to shop within your budget. Other services that Pommier offers includes off-hour appointments. Recognizing that we all lead busy lives, Pommier can arrange for a private appointment after hours to shop for that special piece of jewellery. The store also offers appraisals and watch repairs and will deliver to you if necessary. Old jewellery that might be in need of repair can be brought to the experts at Pommier for repairs or even perhaps a trade.One step through the doors of the shop on Second Street will prove why Pommier Jewellers is indeed a first-class jewellery store.

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Bon appétit - the wedding meal and how to serve it Weddings are a celebration wherein guests look forward to the reception as much as the actual ceremony, and the food served at the wedding is often hotly anticipated. Wedding receptions feature a bevy of different foods to tempt the palates of those in attendance. From appetizers served during the cocktail hour to the last crumb of cake, food plays a big role in a wedding reception. Choosing foods for a reception can take a little forethought, especially when the wedding party is especially large. The following are a few suggestions to ensure most guests are happy with the menu selections. The first rule of thumb is variety. As much as budget allows, give guests the choice over what they dine on. During the cocktail hour — if there is one — couples can play with many different tastes and offerings. For those who want to be creative, this is the time to do so. Exotic flavours can be served alongside more traditional offerings that guests recognize. For example, offer Asian fusion

appetizers that may have spice alongside more traditional items, like miniature quiches. During the main course of the meal, give guests a few options. Most catering facilities will offer suggestions in their meal packages. Couples can typically choose to offer a meat dish, a poultry and a seafood. This caters to a wide variety of diners. It is important for couples to recognize that many people have food allergies or are on restricted diets. While it may not be possible to provide for everyone's specific requirements, it is possible to make some accommodations. First, ask the catering manager how his company provides for guests who are vegetarians or vegans. Ensure that the meal will not be simply a bunch of garnishes and vegetable side dishes lumped together. In addition, couples should recognize that many people have now adopted gluten-free lifestyles. More and more restaurants and establishments have expanded their offerings to include gluten-free items, so it is important for the

bride and groom to confirm. People who are diabetic and must limit their con-

a selection of sugar-free desserts or lower carbohydrate foods. When couples

Feeding the guests

A sit-down dinner or buffet? It depends on the atmosphere the bride and groom are looking for. A buffet will offer a more relaxed atmosphere whereas a sit down served is a more formal. Courtesy photo

sumption of sugars and carbohydrates may appreciate

focus on meeting the needs of their guests, it shows

they have put in the effort to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable at the wedding. Couples who have the environment in mind can choose to serve organic foods and look to catering facilities that purchase foods from local vendors and farms. If a banquet hall does not make such concessions, ask if specialty items that benefit organic and local food producers can be brought in. Some caterers will be happy to make the change, but it will likely affect the cost of the wedding package to do so. Food and drink will be some of the most costly portions of a wedding, and couples who are interested in keeping costs down can still offer quality foods if they make some changes. Varying the time of day that the wedding is held can enable a brunch or luncheon wedding to take place. These foods are often less expensive and labour-intensive to prepare, and therefore the cost savings are passed down to the bride and groom. Some couples opt for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvreonly reception — which

should clearly be indicated on the invitation so that guests can plan accordingly. An informal wedding may feature only a selection of desserts and specialty liquors. This may be the least expensive option. Food is an important factor at a wedding and it is in a couple's best interest to ensure that the food served is tasty, full of variety and acceptable to the majority of the guests who will be attending the reception.

Tradition behind rice throwing Once a couple has been married, tradition states that they be covered with tossed rice upon exiting the ceremony. The idea of throwing rice began during the Middle Ages, when rice symbolized fertility. Rice was tossed at the married couple in the hopes they would have many children and be blessed with prosperity as a family. A false rumour spread that rice was harmful to birds who would eat the discarded rice and explode, so many people now use birdseed or rose petals as alternatives.

Congratulations Everyone ENGAGEMENT Two lives, two hearts joined together in friendship, united forever in love. It is with joy that Richard and Danielle Pilon ~ Gary and Sharon Nugent announce the wedding of their children Josée and Tyler. The wedding to take place on Sat., June 15th, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Church in Russell.

6TH ANNIVERSARY JOHN & CHANTAL BOUWERS celebrated their 6th Anniversary on August 26th, 2012. John...“To the world you may be one person, but to me you are my world!” Love always, Chantal

WEDDING RONDA PERRIN & TREVOR HANSON celebrated their wedding on October 13, 2012 at Harmony Church outside of Winchester. We would like to thank our friends and families. The happy couple now reside in Chesterville.

ENGAGEMENT The families of Amanda Hogeveen and Rory Dafoe would like to announce their engagement. Amanda, the daughter of Hendericus (Rick) and Roseanne Hogeveen of Russell ON and Rory, the son of Brent and Heather Dafoe also of Russell, ON. We wish them much love and happiness as they start the next chapter of their lives together.

50TH ANNIVERSARY PETER & NANCY ROMME celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 12, 2012. Love, your children

50TH ANNIVERSARY DALE & FRANCES McADAM celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 21, 2012. Congratulations!

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Wedding Tech - Pin It, Share It Pamela Pearson Villager Staff With an average engagement of 16 months, browsing the web for wedding day inspiration can be a daunting task to organize with the thousands of available ideas and styles for flowers and cakes to menu selections, let alone remember where you saw them. But there are web tools out there to help in that task instead of printing off the pictures or writing down on sticky notes what is favoured. Creating an electronic journal of sorts with online programs such as Pinterest â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a virtual pinboard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will allow you to collect, organize, and revisit things found on the web. Pinterest offers a userfriendly Pin It button, that can be installed on a web toolbar. When an image of

something catches your fancy, simply hit the Pin It button to save the image and link. Pins are organized into personalized boards and sub-boards, which are named and categorized by you to capture photos and links. Another popular webbased organizer Evernote provides a base to save your ideas, things you like, hear and see from vintage wedding dresses to pumpkin centrepieces. Items can be tagged, printed or even have handwritten text placed inside images. If looking for a more wedding-specific online organizer, try The Knot or My Wedding Workbook Pro. Both have a multitude of checklists to help get done what needs to be done before the big day from

designing a virtual seating chart to having an RSVP space. A couple can also make their own wedding website that will allow for information to be accessible at anytime. For Apple-based products, apps like Wedding Planner for iPad gives the ability to take a quick look at your to-do and guest lists, has a budget planner, and can help with the choosing of colour schemes. The web is a mecca of wedding ideas for both brides and grooms looking for inspiration. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple way to organize, refer back to and share your favourites with family to florists through Facebook, Twitter, Google Chrome and email, while wading through the thousands of wedding ideas that are out there.

Deciding on your flower arrangements can be a challenge, but with webbased organizers ideas can be sent from the dress designer to the floral designer. This bouquet is a Beyond the House design. PJ Pearson Photo


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2013 wedding colours Pamela Pearson Villager Staff Almost as long as there have been bridal gowns, white or ivory have been the colours of choice for first-time brides. These light hues are supposed to represent the purity and innocence of the bride.

Although a few bridesto-be choose to forego wedding white for something a bit more flashy like pink or yellow gowns a popular trend today is to wear gowns with accents of black or other deep colours to add dimension to the white canvas. For 2013 the most trendy colour is a soft mint green. But combining colours is also hitting the bridal magazines as a trend of 2013 and include pink and black, yellow and mint, yellow and black, blue, brown and orange, black and white, orange and pink, brown and pink, brown and light pink, the list goes on. Each colour, as in each

flower, can have special meaning. Mint green, for example, symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility, and is commonly associated with money. Match that with the black of the tuxedo of the groomsmen and it will add a formal, regal look to a wedding. If pastels aren't your thing, darker colour embellishments can add more drama. Another advantage is that dark colours, such as the ever increasingly popular black, can call out patterns or adornments not easily seen on a white-on-white gown. Orange, which represents happiness, creativity and determination, set against the white backdrop of the gown will show well in photographs and can be used to represent the season the wedding is in. The many shades of purple: lavenders, plums, mauves, lilacs and orchids, have been described as passionate and royal colours. Accent with this shade of this colour and the couple’s passion for each other will show from the wedding invitations to the bridal party gifts. But brides beware, too much embellishment will overwhelm the gown and the person wearing it, so minimal adornment is best, such as enhancements to appliques on the bodice, the train of the gown or the tying a bow or sash around the waist to add a splash of colour. Another way to spice up the colour of the wedding day ensemble is to go vintage.

Wedding bands symbolize eternal love

Add a 1920s beaded purse or headpiece or invest in a colourful pair of lush lace covered platform heels of the 1970s. There are myriad options with both subtle and more overt colours to choose from so have fun with the colour palette chosen, just don't go overboard and drown in it.

A couple officially begins their life together as husband and wife when they exchange wedding bands during the wedding ceremony. In effect, these rings seal their union for life. In the past, it was customary for the groom to select the bride’s wedding band and surprise her with it on the day of the wedding. Over the years, however, this custom has changed and today many couples-to-be prefer to choose their wedding bands together. The main advantage of this approach is, of course, that both the bride and groom will be happy with the type of ring chosen. Since the bride will wear her wedding band on the same finger as her engagement ring, the two must natu-

rally complement each other in terms of shape, style and colour. To make things easier for the couple, engagement rings and wedding bands are often sold in matching sets. The typical engagement ring features one or more diamonds. This custom goes back to the year 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria offered a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy. But it was the ancient Egyptians who first started wearing wedding bands. They chose the third finger on the left hand because they believed the vein on this finger led directly to the heart. A diamond is an eternal gauge of one’s love, and as a result, should be of exceptional quality. To be resplendent

with beauty, it must be created according to strict standards regarding its colour, purity and proportions. A good jeweller will provide a certificate of authenticity to guarantee that the diamond has been expertly processed from its original rough state until its final form as a finely-crafted stone. When it comes to diamonds of over one carat, large jewellers can also provide sealed international certificates on microfilm that contain detailed information about the diamond. Couples-to-be who are shopping for wedding rings should also consider having their first names and wedding date engraved on the inside of their rings.







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Local business owners partner on wedding services Pamela Pearson Villager Staff WINCHESTER — Winchelsea Events and Terrace Green Bed and Breakfast, both located just outside Winchester, have created a hospitality marriage, of sorts, to offer engaged couples in the planning of the big day. From charming accommodations and high-quality food presented in a historic dining room to beautiful landscapes that will provide a backdrop for unlimited photographic opportunities, the lovebirds won’t have any hard decisions to make. Especially when 15year hospitality veteran Laura Fletcher, owner of Winchelsea Events, has partnered with Annette Angus, a certified bridal consultant and owner of Terrace Green Bed and Breakfast, to relieve bridal parties of some of that, on average 250 hours wedding planning schedule. Fletcher and Angus will work with all the people involved, from in-laws to florists, making sure to take away some of the stress by creating a perfect exchanging of the vows ceremony. Whether it be in the form of a romantic soft-lit ceremony inside at Winchelsea to a garden wedding under the stars in a white tent at Terrace Green — the locations are as adaptable, as Fletcher and Angus. “We aren’t out to make a lot of money. We would rather see the couple have money for a down payment on their first home.” says the creative pair. “Starting a new life together can be stressful enough without adding a huge wedding debt load.” And who wouldn’t want their day to start off with The Elvis Presley Special - a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich garnished with whipped cream. It is one of the many items on the breakfast menu to be enjoyed after spending the night in decadent comfort. For more information on Winchelsea Events contact 613-808-9258 or For Terrace Green B&B information 613-774-2189 or

Dressing on a budget MOUNTAIN – Everything about a wedding is expensive. The catering, the venue, the invitations and all those other expenses that crop up in order for a bride and groom to have the perfect day. And probably the most important item on that list is the bride’s dress. The most important and, in some cases, the most expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While the House of Lazarus usually has one or two previously enjoyed wedding gowns in stock, this year they have a great selection, thanks to the generous donation of overstocked gowns from Bridals in Winchester. For the first time, the House of Lazarus held a Bridal Show and sale to showcase the gowns. The show included wedding gowns, mother-of-the-bride gowns,

prom dresses and various accessories. “It was wonderful,” said Elaine Madore of the House of Lazarus. “We had no expectations because we weren’t sure what it was going to be.” Madore said the response from the people who came to the show and sale held on Jan. 31was very positive. “The girls were very excited to try on the dresses,” she said. Madore said there were about 40 people who attended the event. “It was wonderful for our first. There was a lot of interest,” she said and added that they were hoping some of those bride-to-be’s that were there will be returning to try on more gowns and perhaps to make their purchases there. Madore said they sold around 20 of the gowns they

had, and still have a good selection left. Buying a wedding dress from places like the House of Lazarus offers a good alternative to buying from a brand name store as it gives the same quality of gowns at a much lower price and helps out the community by supporting the store. Even the gowns that have been previously worn and donated by members of the community are a good choice for the budget conscious bride as they are in pristine shape and only worn once. As for brides out there who have already purchased their gowns and not sure what to do with it after their big day, consider donating it to a place like the House of Lazarus to make another bride feel beautiful on her big day.

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Bay Street zaps away wedding stresses Pamela Pearson Villager Staff If you’re looking to get ready for your wedding, start with spa treatments at least a month ahead. If you are looking at permanent hair removal laser as an option, that is something that should be put in the wedding schedule at least six months before the big day — and this just isn’t for the bride but the groom as well. Hair has pigment called melanin that gives it colour and laser works on the colour of hair and on its thickness. An ideal candidate is one who has thick, dark hair and the number of treatments, usually six to eight, is dependent upon that. For fine white and grey hair, Bay Street Spa and Salon owner Michelle St. Pierre recommends electrolysis or waxing. The Embrun-based salon and spa offers the laser service using the LightSheer machine, the most recognized in Canada by professionals, according to St. Pierre. “Short-term side effects are possible and minimal but have lifetime benefits.” According to St. Pierre, who has been an electrologist and esthetician for 17 years, the procedure is not overly painful, but again dependent upon client tolerance. The heat of the laser is injected into the root, and that is what the client feels — the heat. Applying a numbing cream like Emla, can reduce some of the discomfort. With many wedding dress styles being strapless, the spa does offer an underarm package for $299, but also offers bikini, back, neckline and chin areas for men, as well as ear and nose hair removal. St. Pierre recommends that clients start the treatments in the fall and go over the winter, as the colour of the skin changes over the summer with tanning, which can affect the results. To prepare for treatments, St. Pierre says there is very little maintenance but they should shave

before arriving. With nine treatment rooms and 10 staff, bridal parties will be well treated in both spa and salon areas of Bay Street. Brides, who have more than likely been picturing this day in the head since childhood, want everything to be perfect and to make that dream come true — including great skin, nails and hair. Many are returning clients to Bay Street and so are lucky enough to have a hairstylist they trust completely. But some don’t and so creating the dream ‘do’ will require some research and trials. Although

Bay Street does not have a portfolio of its work over its 15-year presence, St. Pierre says word-of-mouth has been part of their success. If requested, a makeup artist can be brought on-site and with multiple staff the team “Offer a relaxing place for the bride and groom to come, away from the chaos of the wedding day.” states St. Pierre. “It helps if the bride has done some research and provides some pictures of what it is she wants, as well as dress samples to get the colour pallet correct. Most importantly is to wear a

button down shirt so the shirt does not go over the head hurting the hairstyle and makeup.” A day at the spa would be a great gift from the bride’s friends and family, but whether it is planning for hair removal or hair extensions, no bride or groom should be stressed on their wedding day, so pre-planning a day, or days, at the spa and salon should be added to the calendar, starting from the engagement — long before the wedding. Visit Bay Street Salon and Spa at www.baystreetsalonandspa.

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Eco-friendly is eco-chic Pamela Pearson Villager Staff Creating a wedding that isn’t wasteful or polluting is appealing to more couples. The number of earth-friendly products and services is growing, giving a bride and groom a range of options. For the bride, one of the most important wedding choices will be her wedding dress. No matter what the budget, the wedding gown industry is offering more and more conscientious fashion options. An eco-friendly choice and less expensive option could be to buy vintage, rent, or wear your mother’s dress. Purchase a once-worn or sample gown. Many dress shops will have sample sales, but there are also volunteer-run organizations that collect new and used wedding dresses and donates all or most of the profits to charities. Rings represent the symbol of unbroken love. Buy jewellery made from recycled precious metals and stones and don’t forget the possibility of transforming vintage pieces into radiantly recycled classics. If using traditional paper invitations, visit any papery to discover beautiful wedding stationery made of recycled paper and note on the invitations that guest are to RSVP by email. Host a 100-kilometre wedding — where everything is sourced from within 100-kilometres of the nuptials. Provide eco-friendly wedding favours such as small trees, seeds, bulbs or plants, or speak to a local artisan about creating a small piece of artwork such as a location sketch of the wedding with some splashes of colour added to each one. Register for energy-efficient appliances, platters made of reclaimed wood, organic towels, or items for growing your own vegetable garden. You not only reduce waste but also avoid ending up with three toasters and two coffee makers. Book a local venue by searching for a site that doesn’t require you or your guests to travel long distances. There are more than likely plenty of places available, so ask around. Plan the ceremony close to or in the same venue as your reception. Make sure your vendors are local too, so that your three-piece band, for instance, isn’t trekking from Montreal or Toronto. Plan a 100-kilometre menu. This region offers some great local wineries and breweries, so take advantage of the taste and tours that many offer. Ask your baker to incorporate organic ingredients into your wedding cake, and ensure that the food you serve is produced locally and consider donating leftover food rather than throwing it out. Simplicity is the key to an eco-friendly and eco-chic wedding. From location to decor and invitations, there are many eco-friendly choices to make the wedding day a memorable one and save not only resources, but cash, too.

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Customize your wedding Lois Ann Baker Villager Staff Writer Did you ever think about getting married on a beach? How about at your favourite place in a park, or your parent’s backyard? There was a time when those dreams would never happen. Your choices were either in a church or a stuffy office presided over by a Justice of the Peace during office hours. But now, thanks to legislature passed in 2005, cities and townships around Ontario can employ marriage commissioners to perform a civil ceremony. South Stormont recently passed a bylaw to hire retired City of Cornwall Clerk Denise LabelleGelinas to fill that position. South Dundas Clerk Brenda Brunt and North Dundas Clerk Jo-Anne McCaslin have been offering that service for awhile. So now that wedding on the beach can become a reality. The first step towards any wedding ceremony is the license which can be bought in Cornwall, South Dundas or North Dundas. South Stormont does not yet offer that service. After that, you can contact any of the marriage commissioners to arrange for your custom ceremony. The advantages of using a marriage commissioner is that the ceremony can be tailored to your needs. While

all three townships offer a list of ceremonies and there are certain legal requirements to fulfill, the actual ceremony can be customized to your wishes. “I customize the ceremony for them,” said LabelleGelinas. “It’s your wedding, do what you want. It’s a civil wedding, so there are legal obligations insofar as there are declarations there is nothing infringing on them being legally married. But in between all of that, you can work it out with the couple. I offer the couple the opportunity to write their own vows.” Both Brunt and LabelleGelinas agree that performing the ceremonies is a great experience for them. “It’s a fun thing because the people are happy,” said Labelle-Gelinas “It’s generally easy to deal with couples who are looking to be married because they don’t really know what needs to happen. We’re kind of like a wedding planner. It’s exciting.” Brunt agreed that it was a fun part of her job and dealing with people about to be married was much better than dealing with people who were complaining about their property taxes. If you are looking at using a marriage commissioner it’s best to book them as far in advance as possible, especially for a summer wedding as it is not unusual

for these ladies to have three or four ceremonies in a day. However as Brunt pointed out, you can be married on the same day you buy the license. She added she actually did perform a ceremony in Council Chambers for a couple who just purchased the license and decided not to wait any longer. Although it has not happened yet for LabelleGelinas, commissioners can refuse to marry couples. “I cannot refuse anyone because of their sex. I can refuse to marry someone whom I believe may have issues going on, or if I’m not totally comfortable with it,” she said. “I don’t have to marry anybody. I can choose who I wish to marry, but I can’t refuse them based on sex. And I wouldn’t do that.” Both Brunt and LabelleGelinas are allowed to perform ceremonies anywhere in Ontario and Brunt said that sometimes if she is booked, she can recommend either Labelle-Gelinas or McCaslin to perform the ceremony. North Stormont does not have their own marriage commissioner, but can “borrow” the service from the surrounding townships. The commissioners not only perform the marriage ceremonies, but have also been involved in renewal ceremonies for those wishing to renew wedding vows.

The bonds that tie As mother and sister weave the silk laces of this bride’s dress, a wedding not only signifies the joining of two but of many. PJ Pearson Photos

Writing your own wedding vows

The ‘honey’ in honeymoon It has become tradition for married couples to jet off on a post-wedding vacation. This honeymoon is a way for the bride and groom to enjoy quiet time together and start off their married life together on an intimate level. Although the word "honeymoon" has happy connotations today, the original meanings of the word may not be so blissful. There are varying accounts of the evolution of

the word "honeymoon," but many believe it to be a Norse tradition deriving from the word "hjunottsmanathr." Northern European history describes women being abducted from their families and forced into marriage with a man from a neighbouring village. This husband would take his new bride into hiding and stay there for a while until it was certain the bride's family had given up the hunt and retreated.

It was also tradition for Scandinavian couples to drink a sweet, honeyinfused wine known as mead for a month after getting married. This may be where the "honey," for the sweet drink, and the "moon," for the one-month period of time, originated. Others say "honeymoon" refers to a sarcastic quip that a marriage starts out sweet as honey, but then wanes much as the moon will each cycle.

A wedding is a once-ina-lifetime event for many couples, so brides and grooms wish for the event to be momentous and memorable. As such, couples are increasingly integrating personal nuances into their ceremonies and receptions to tailor weddings to their unique visions. The desire to include personalized wedding vows continues to be a popular trend. If you are considering personalized wedding vows, first realize that it may not be a simple task. That's because you want the message conveyed to be dear to your heart, and that can be challenging when faced with the pressures and planning of the rest of the wedding. Schedule time to write Given the task of writing your vows needs your undivided attention. Mark it in on your calendar or set a reminder on your computer just as you

would any other appointment. Ceremonial guidelines It is best to check with your officiant and confirm that personalized wedding vows are allowed. During civil ceremonies it's often acceptable to customize vows as you see fit. However, during religious ceremonies there may be lines of scripture that need to be read or certain passages required. Before you spend hours working on the task, be sure that it is allowed and that your spouse and you are on the same page. Jot down your feelings. Answer some questions about what marriage means to you and how you feel about your spouse. Think about what is the most important thing you want to promise to your future partner. Decide on a tone Although the day is based on love and affection, you may not feel comfortable speaking words of adoration in

front of friends and family so tap into humour if it aligns with the way you normally express your affections. Practise out loud Put everything together and practise them by reading out loud. You want to avoid long sentences or anything that trips you up. Although large words may sound impressive, they could make the vows seem too academic and not necessarily heartfelt. Enlist the help of a friend or two to act as your audience to see if the vows sound good and are easily understandable. Writing your own vows can be a way to include personal expressions of love into a couple's wedding day. Public speaking is seldom easy, nor is finding the perfect words to convey feelings about a future spouse. However, with some practice and inspiration, anyone can draft personalized vows.

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Destination weddings and guests Weddings are typically expensive affairs. Couples may be willing to go the extra mile and stretch their finances for their big day, but what about their guests? Couples ask much of their out-of-town wedding guests, who must arrange for travel and lodging and possibly even childcare if they are bringing young children. Because traveling to a wedding can be such a costly expenditure, many couples look for ways to alleviate some of the financial pressure that traveling places on their guests. The following are a few ways couples can do just that. Find an airport-friendly wedding destination. Couples who can get married within a

short distance of a major airport can save their guests a significant amount of money. A major airport has more flights, and that can translate to more options and more affordable flights for your guests. In addition, a wedding destination that is close to an airport reduces the chance that guests will have to pay for rental cars. A cab ride to the hotel might be less expensive than a rental car, which guests may not need aside from getting to and from the airport. Inquire about group airline rates. If a large number of your wedding guests will be traveling from the same city, contact the major airlines to see if they offer group travel discounts. Many airlines do,

so comparison shop to find your guests the best deal. Consider a longer engagement. A longer engagement can save your guests money on travel. Couples who choose to have a longer engagement and send savethe-date cards out early are giving their guests more time to book flights and find deals. Flights tend to be less expensive when booked well in advance, so a longer engagement gives guests more time to find a flight that's affordable. In addition, travelers who can book early often get the first crack at the best flight times, saving themselves the nuisance of taking a red-eye flight or traveling early in the morning.

ON THE FRONT Featured on our front cover are Anne Bérubé and Youri Banville. They were married on September 22, 2012 in Québec City. Pictured on bottom left (the group photo): are Karine Gratton and Denis Sabourin, married August 4, 2012. Pictured on right (the couple) are Dale Perry and André Papineau, married June 23, 2012. Photos on our front cover are courtesy of Fern Bérubé of Studio Bérubé in Russell.

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