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Mixed Timbits Russell Minor hockey Assocationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IP 1 teams fight for the puck at the Russell Hockey Day opening game on Sat., Feb 11 while Sparky the RFD Mascot, former New York Islanders forward Justin Papineau, Russell Township Councilor Jamie Laurin and Ref Norm Everett look on. More photos on page 12. Stephen Harding photo

Hockey Day scores big A classic winter day of sunshine and cold welcomed Hockey Day in Russell. The arena and outdoor rink were a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fleuryâ&#x20AC;? of activity from morning to evening as volunteers, coaches, players and residents participated in the nationally organized event on Sat., Feb. 11. The Russell Minor Hockey Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal was to celebrate hockey in Russell by bringing the community together on the rinks that belong to the

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community and to help support that community by fundraising for the local foodbank. Non-perishable donations were dropped off in large numbers and with that the association was able to give the foodbank a cheque for almost $1,100, with Scotiabankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help. CTV news came out during the day and filmed the activities and spoke to some of the local players and parents. Continued on page 7

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This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of The Villager contains our annual 2012 Bridal Edition, a 16-page section devoted to helping area RVICES ANT SE OFFIICI HING FURNIS TRAVEL P couples make informed local choices about their big day. S S EU ER THETIC & MAK FLOW R ES AI H S VICES U IDEA ON DJ SER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MEN ORTATI G SP N Stories and photos feature several local businesses that can RI AN G TR TIN CATE DECORA PHY LS KES & DEOGRA L RENTA help you choose a location both for your wedding and recep- HALPHOTOGRAREPHLY/& VIACCESSORIES CA APPA tion, or a reception only; choosing flowers; hair salons; booking a make-up appointment; photographers; wedding stationery; wedding day etiquette; where to say yes to the dress and where to say yo! to the tuxedo; how to iron out the wrinkles that can cause frayed nerves in the pressure cooker of the final preparations so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ruin your big day; tips on jewellery, dressing bridal attendants, disc jockeys and limo services so you can find the old, the new, the borrowed and the blue without having to leave the area. 2012 ry 15, Featured on our cover this year are VĂŠronique Lussier and Sylvain Februa lager The Vil ent to m Fournier, who were married May 7, 2011. In the photo by BĂŠrubĂŠ le p A Sup Studio, the newly wed couple poses on the stone bridge in Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MacDougall Park.

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An Evening With The Lions Saturday Julius Toth Special to The Villager Russell Lions recently took some time off their busy schedule and enjoyed some play time. Under the direction of Lion Gord Saunders, the Lions super team comprising of Lions Peter Romme, Jim Sullivan, Raja Wysocki and George Rogers represented the Club at the Russell Curling Clubs recent Midnight Madness Bonspiel. Lion Gord ran his troops through a highly strenuous, demanding, no nonsense ten minute curler boot camp and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pride of the Lionsâ&#x20AC;? took to the ice with fire under their feet. A fun time was had by the Lions and their supporters. The event demonstrated that Lionism is not all work and

Firefighter Joe Pereira is hanging up his bunker suit after more than 10 years with the Russell Fire Department. His fellow firefighters wish him well on his retirement.

Happy 90th Birthday Ruby (Conlin) Petticrew

Truth in advertising Over the last few months there has been an advertisement heard on some local radio stations promoting people to have an electrical assessment done on their homes because â&#x20AC;&#x153;One third of all residential fires are associated with the wiring in the homeâ&#x20AC;?. While we would never discourage someone from having a professional assessment done on the wiring in their home, it should be noted that the statistic they are using to shock people into buying into this service simply isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t true. At least this is the case in the province of Ontario. It is true that faulty electrical wiring is a situation that poses a significant hazard; between 2006 and 2010 faulty wiring has been the confirmed source of ignition in nine per cent of all structure fires within the province. However this is drastically lower than the 33 per cent they are claiming. The statistic I am quoting comes from the Ontario Fire Marshalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, the only government body that compiles information on every fire in the province. Once again faulty electrical wiring is still an issue that deserves serious attention, the nine per cent that it is responsible for amounts to an average of 755 fires per year. But by overinflating this statistic it takes attention away from more common sources of ignition and gives people a false sense of security. If they subscribe to this service they may feel that they have taken away the biggest threat to their familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s security with regards to fire safety, yet year after year the most common source of ignition for structure fires is cooking, or more correctly, careless cooking. Cooking related fires are responsible for 17 per cent of all the fires in Ontario, almost double the number of faulty wiring related fires; yet still far short of the 33 per cent statistic that this electrical contractor is claiming. Essentially there are a number of reasons why structure fires start; we need people to be diligent and aware of the many fire hazards that exist. By focusing on only one, and overinflating statistics we essentially turn a blind eye to the truth. By all means make sure your electrical wiring is correctly installed and meets all the applicable codes; however there are also a number of other threats that deserve equal attention. Finally, the Russell Fire Department would like to thank Joe Pereira and his family for his over 10 years of service. Joe recently announced that he has decided that the time has come â&#x20AC;&#x153;to hang up his hoseâ&#x20AC;?. The firefighters and officers of the Russell Fire Department thank Joe for the time and dedication he has given to our community.

Love and Best Wishes From your family and friends

allows ample time to play as well. The Club now refocuses their energy on the upcoming â&#x20AC;?Evening With the Lionsâ&#x20AC;? fundraiser to be held on Feb. 25 at Russell High School. Tickets are $40 per person and include a sit down dinner, live and silent auction with items galore, trivia and all kinds of door prizes. Our uniquely skilled Master of Ceremonies will have you laughing off your seat. There are still a few tickets available and they can obtained from any Lions member or by calling Lion Peter Marr at 613 445 5223. Remember, if you are not there for us, it makes it makes it more challenging for us to be there for you.


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Health Care Directory Our goal is your continued good health. TOWNSHIP OF RUSSELL


Because of Family Day on Feb. 20th, your regular garbage and recycling collection day will be postponed by one day during the week of Feb. 20th, 2012. There will be no collection on Monday, Feb. 20th. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection will be on Saturday, Feb. 25th. We wish to thank you for your co-operation. Customer Service & Information 613-764-9308

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RICHARD D. KARGUS, B.A., LL.B. Barrister â&#x20AC;˘ Solicitor Russell, Ontario Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial, Family Law, Wills and Estates Legal Aid Accepted

Tel.: 613-297-1669 Fax: 613-445-1608

Off to London Olympics Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. Darrell Menard, seen here helping a runner at the finish line of Ottawaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Army Run, is heading to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England. He has been selected as one of four core doctors who will be responsible for the care of Canadian Olympic team members. Menard has been to the Olympics once before, during the 1980 Paralympics in Holland, where he acted as a guide runner to blind Olympian Jacques Pilon. Together they won gold in the 1500m run. It has long been Menardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal to work at the Olympic games and needless to say he is very excited about the opportunity. Photo courtesy Rebecca Menard


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Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how you can become a Champion Caroll Carkner Special to The Villager The Upper Canada District School Board began the Champions for Kids Foundation in January 2008 to help children in need enjoy the arts, participate in sports activities, and cover their familiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; associated costs to seek medical care. The mission of the registered charity is to secure resources to support those students so they can thrive beyond school walls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to level the playing field. UCDSB needs this Foundation because statistics suggest between 12 and 19 per cent of children in Eastern Ontario live below the poverty line and it takes a silent toll on the lives of many children in our communities. Many families are struggling to put food on the table, to heat their homes, or provide clothing for their children. There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough money left at the end of the month to provide the extras in life for their children, such as playing minor base-

ball or taking dance lessons. Champions for Kids has helped to raise nearly $450,000 for children and families in need. As a result, children have been able to participate in the arts, play soccer, football, hockey and baseball, attend summer camps and participate in local clubs and organizations such as Scouts and Brownies. Children are referred through the principals of the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 89 schools. The referrals then are directed to the Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disbursement committee, which evaluates requests and makes decisions as to the level of support the Foundation will provide. In order to make these decisions, the committee requires donations. Community members can help. If you know of a child who would benefit from this Foundation, contact your local UCDSB school principal. Donations can be made to the Foundation at any time.

Contact the office of Foundation President David K. Thomas at or your local trustee, Caroll Carkner at or visit the website: for more information. The Foundation will issue income tax receipts for donations of $20 or more. Another way is to take part in a fundraiser organized by Trustee, Caroll Carkner. A curling bonspiel is scheduled for March 17 at the Vankleek Hill Curling Club. There is room for 12 teams and it will be a funfilled day so even if you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a curler, feel free to join in. The cost is $60 per team for two games and lunch will be served at a cost of $6 per person. Organizers are also hosting a silent auction and much more. You can also just drop by and make a donation. The deadline for entries is March 3. (A presentation of the proceeds will be made at

Make child safety a priority Special to The Villager Vehicle safety has always been a priority for the OPP and making sure that our children are safely seated while in vehicles is a responsibility that belongs to us all. On many occasions, the OPP come across vehicles which do not have child seats properly installed. Parents sometimes claim they have a lot of difficulty installing child seats in their vehicles and the OPP admit that sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an easy task for parents, but our children are people we cherish and what better way to demonstrate that than to make sure they are safely secured in their car seats?

Russell County OPP is proud to offer a Child Restraint Inspection to any parent who needs assistance in securing the seats properly. Const. Serge Gauthier, our Community Services Officer, is newly qualified to inspect and assist in proper installation of child car seats. If you need assistance he will be happy to help you out. Contact him either at the Embrun or Rockland office at : 613-4434499 or 613-446-5124 to set up an appointment. In the future the OPP will be holding car seats clinics, so please check your local papers for the dates of these clinics. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s make sure our children are always safe in our vehicles.

a UCDSB meeting following the fundraiser. For information, call Caroll Carkner at 613-678-2820 or e-mail her at the above address.)

Real Estate/Droit immobilier Wills and Estates/Testaments et successions Corporate and Commercial/Droit corporatif et commercial James D. Campbell, B.A., LL.B. Chantal J. Sabourin, B.A., LL.B.

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PPUBLIC UBLIC N NOTICES OT I C E S The Township of Russell would like to remind its residents of the following schedule changes for FEBRUARY 20,, FAMILY DAYY.. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed LANDFILL SITE (tel.: 613-443-1358) . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed PUBLIC LIBRARY EMBRUN BRANCH (tel.: 613- 443-3636) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed PUBLIC LIBRARY RUSSELL BRANCH (tel.: 613-445-5331) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed EMBRUN BOWLING HALL: (tel.: 613-443-3036) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 am to 3 pm . . . . . . . . . . . Public skating from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm EMBRUN ARENA (tel.: 613-443-1386) . . . . . . . . . . . Public skating from 2:30 pm to 3: 20 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shinny hockey (9-12 years old) 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm G A R B AG E A N D R E C Y C L I N G C O L L E C T I O N S There will be no garbage pickup on Monday February 20th, Family Day. The garbage and recycling collection will be delayed to the follo following day. Please note that the Public Transit System will run on a REGULAR SERVICE SCHEDULE on Monday. For more information, please visit the Township web site at

PUBLIC MEETINGS CO M M I T T E E O F T H E W H O L E February 21 at 7 p.m. in the Gaston Patenaude Hall. (Town Hall, 717, Notre-Dame St, Embrun) AC C E S S I B I L I T Y A D V I S O R Y C O M M I T T E E February 22 at 3 p.m. in the Gaston Patenaude Hall. (Town Hall, 717, Notre-Dame St, Embrun) ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY SUB-COMMIT TEE February 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gaston Patenaude Hall. (Town Hall, 717, Notre-Dame St, Embrun)

RREPLACEMENT EPLACEMENT OOFF SSTREET TREET LLIGHTS IGHTS BBULBS ULBS - FFOR OR A SSAFER AFER CCOMMUNITY! O M M U N I T Y! You have noticed that one of the street lights in your neighborhood does not work properly? Please report it to Mrs. Manon Babin at manonbabin@r @ or by phone at 613-443-5078. You will need to identify your name, address, address of the street light pole as well as a refference to location if possible. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COLLABORAATION. PPour our lire ce contenu en franç français, çais, SVP SVP visitez visitez notre notre site site Internet Internet ou ou lire lire la la ccopie opie dduu RReflet eflet ddee ccette ette ssemaine. emaine.


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Growth woes and goes Seen in the eyes of many, Russell is a rural village, in a large county, on the urban fringe of a city. But that small, quaint village is becoming a bedroom community, a story that is all too familiar to many rural communities. North, south, east or west, whichever way you travel, there is rapid residential growth. The commercial and service sectors haven’t kept pace, but do residents really want them too? How is the core of a community’s character maintained and still able to accommodate the populace? According to the City of Ottawa’s OMATO (Ontario Municipalities Adjacent to Ottawa) statistics, from 2001 to 2009, two areas in one “united county” built the most new dwellings. Russell was second in the running to ClarenceRockland with over 1200 newly-built residences, compared to their 1600. North Grenville ranked third with just over 800 and The Nation, ranked fourth with almost 700. Prescott-Russell had the highest rate of growth (22.3%) of the 10 municipalities that comprise OMATO, an increase of about 4,400 households between 2001 and 2009, or about 500 new households per year, and it accounts for half of OMATO growth. There are benefits to steady growth. More people equal more housing, which equals better economic development, in theory. With a steady and steep growth rate, the village and surrounding communities are facing a tremendous transitional point of metamorphosing into these “bedroom communities” while other parts of the county remain rural, opening the door to have more local services. Besides residential, institutional development has had to make its footprint, or tire track if you will. Our schools are a perfect example. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School was built in September 2004 and only eight years later, completed an expansion project of 12 classrooms. In 2009, Russell High School completed its expansion to accommodate Grade 7-12 area students, after many students had been studying in portables because the school building itself could not accommodate a rapidly growing student population. As of 2010, all three elementary schools now offer full-time junior and senior kindergarten programs. RPS could see an additional five classes in the fall 2012, and that number could still increase. The education system is being stretched as much as the health care system is in our area. Just under half of the counties’ residents commute to Ottawa, increasing the amount of traffic on roads that weren’t built for this volume. The roads are becoming worse for wear and some have become so dilapidated you feel like you are riding a roller coaster. But the large amount of regular traffic is not the only reason, the other is because of the type of vehicles on the roads. Construction vehicles are using residential streets to carry large loads and move heavy equipment in a continuity that resembles a river flowing. The population explosion is happening in our area and there will be an escalation in demand for energy, transportation, food, water, medical services, education, recreation and the list goes on. The township is securing the evergrowing fringe of the urban blanket by building our infrastructure with upgraded sewage services, modernization of emergency services, and investing in renovations for our sport and recreation facilities. But would the burdens of growth on residential taxpayers be eased if commercial development shouldered more of the load, within Russell itself? Pamela Pearson

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A line in the shale A rift seems to have developed within Russell Township council involving one of its members over the process now underway in dealing with a proposal to install a mega recycling centre and landfill in pastoral North Russell. I only attend a fraction of council and committee meetings but I doubt the division was ever more apparent than during a recent committee of the whole session. Mayor JeanPaul St. Pierre and Councillor Eric Bazinet “had words” in public about the landfill… not always the best thing to do if you’re trying to convey an image of council solidarity on an issue. Chair of council’s environmental committee and kingpin of the sub committee researching the proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre, Bazinet was obviously frustrated with the demeanour of the mayor and other councillors vis-à-vis his mandate. While I don’t recall the exact words, Bazinet tersely suggested the mayor didn’t care about the committee and wasn’t supporting it. St. Pierre countered that he was behind the committee chair all the way. But the mayor also made it clear he didn’t want the sub committee pronouncing in any official, public way on draft documents released recently by CRRRC proponent Taggart Miller

Environmental Services leading up to preparing terms of reference for submission to the Ministry of Environment. It’s about 15 months since TMES dropped the bombshell it intended to petition for the recycling centre on 500 acres of North Russell agricultural and aggregate land… the core of the site is a former shale quarry. Taggart Miller has finally posted the documents on its web site and invited comment to help refine them before drafting the critical terms of reference. Only when the MOE has processed the terms and released a decision will Russell take an official stand, St. Pierre advised. As I learned later, that directive was passed down to the township from the highest echelons of the ministry. Although they didn’t say anything at the time, St. Pierre was clearly supported by councillors Pierre Leroux and Craig Cullen. As usual when the CRRRC is discussed, Councillor Jamie Laurin had excused himself on grounds he’s in conflict because the boss of his day job lives in the dump zone. Following Jamie’s example as I’ve done in the past, I must declare my own conflict in that I own the house closest to the landfill section of the proposed facility. I must confess to a natural aversion to tonnes of

garbage being buried out behind my house. Bazinet wasn’t happy. He rightly wondered what the point was of having a sub committee to deal with the prospect of 250,000 tonnes a year of mainly Ottawa industrial, institutional and commercial waste being transferred to North Russell if it’s not only powerless but voiceless as well. There probably isn’t a point. On the other hand, members of the Dump the Dump Now committee sitting in the audience were quite pleased with the mayor’s stand. Their strategy is to refuse all input into Taggart Miller’s draft documents and let the company proposal sink or swim on its own merits without any help from the community in making it more palatable. D the DN made a toughtalking presentation at the committee of the whole meeting, reminding council and audience members it hadn’t faded from the scene in any way during the 15month interval since Taggart Miller first came barging onto the scene. Walter Cholowski, president of the Citizens’ Environmental Stewards Association East of Ottawa which manages the D the DN campaign, dropped off petitions containing 1,361 signatures of residents opposed to the project. That brings the total of signatures delivered to council to date to 3,751.

Cholowski advised that the committee also intended to provide MPP Grant Crack with 719 signatures to be presented to the provincial legislature, signatures “provided by the people of Russell/Embrun freely and with full knowledge of their actions.” The D the DN leader reminded council that Hubert Bourque, general manager of the Taggart Miller project, had stated publicly it wouldn’t go ahead without support of the community: “It’s clear the community doesn’t support or want the CRRRC,” he stated. The signatories, Cholowski continued, have guaranteed their right to stand before the Ontario Municipal Board and voice objections to any attempt by the current or future township councils, or united counties council, to promote the CRRRC project, including rezoning the site now either owned or optioned by the proponent. “The CRRRC isn’t going to happen. The citizens of this community have drawn a line in the shale. They’re resolved to not let happen to them what’s happening to the good people of Carp, Navan, Napanee, Brighton and numerous other locations.” The saga continues.

The result of an unguarded comment The Editor: The article by Tom Van Dusen which appeared in the February 8 Villager about the guardrail in front of my house isn’t the truth. First of all, I’m not crazy as Mr. Van Dusen said. When he talked to me after the meeting, I was angry because council didn’t give me the answers and Mr. Van Dusen knew that. If you want to see the real history, please go to the municipal web site. The word garde-fous (guardrail) is French and I always use it. It wasn’t necessary for Mr. Van Dusen to laugh at me in his article. I ask the newspaper and Mr. Van Dusen to retract and apologize for treating me as crazy. Also, I ask Mr.

Van Dusen to explain the real history. I figure the newspaper and Mr. Van Dusen are friends of Mr. St. Pierre (the mayor) and councillors. This article doesn’t respect me and it’s not necessary to treat me as crazy because I’m a French person and a woman. Thank You Line Perras Tom Van Dusen replies: This newspaper and myself are no more friends of the mayor and council then we are of Mme. Perras. As with any news story, we attempted to publish the facts of the matter along with the positions of both parties, council and the complainant.

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.

As Mme. Perras suggested, the basic facts were taken from information on the municipal web site, along with her presentation to council, her comments following the meeting, and the mayor’s comments about the matter. I never said Mme. Perras is crazy. Referring to the French term for guardrail, I suggested the issue is “driving her crazy”, a common expression in English and French meaning someone is frustrated with a particular state of affairs. The fact Mme. Perras is a woman is irrelevant and so is the fact she’s French-speaking… other than I worked garde-fous into the story.

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OSGOODE TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL 2800 - 8th Line Road, Metcalfe, ON K0A2P0


Village Raised - World Ready Experience the Advantage

Family Night Planning for the Future

Attention Parents and Students: Totem poles for RPS Students in Ms. Smith’s Grade 6 Social Studies class, at Russell Public School, created personal totem poles as part of a unit of study on Canadian Aboriginals. Students watched a documentary on Canadian sculptor, Bill Reid and researched Haida art on the internet. Students learned about the meaning of a totem pole for the Haida people and each student used this knowledge to create a totem with symbols they felt best represented them and their family.

YOU ARE INVITED to attend our annual Family Night

Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm We serve the students of Metcalfe, Osgoode, Edwards, Kenmore, Vernon, Greely, Manotick, Russell, South Gloucester, Carlsbad Springs and Embrun.

Experience the Osgoode Township High School Advantage

Character awards Grade 3 student Linden Wheeler, left, and Jocelyn Visneskie, Grade 5, were both awarded the Russell Public School UCDSB Character Award, at an RPS assembly in late January. Both received the award for being not only being polite and respectful, to both teachers and students alike, but for encouraging friendship amongst their peers and being helpful. When asked how they felt when they received the awards, both Linden and Jocelyn responded that they were “Shocked and surprised but it’s nice to get one.”


Registration @ St. Thomas Aquinas C.H.S. Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) is a full-service hospital that responds to the needs of our community, from childbirth and child care to complex care and geriatrics. We are a hub site for cancer care, dialysis and cataract surgery and offer specialty clinics with visiting specialists from Ottawa Hospitals.

Thursday, February 23rd and 6:30 - 8:30 pm Saturday, February 25th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

WDMH currently has an opportunity for the following position:

MAINTENANCE PERSON — REGULAR PART TIME For further details on this position, please visit our website at or contact Karen Chambers at 613-774-2422, extension 6330. Please forward your resume to the attention of: HR Manager, WDMH, 566 Louise Street, Winchester, Ontario K0C 2K0 before February 24, 2012. You may also fax your resume to 613-774-7231 or email to We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Vehicles For Sale Credit problem? In-house finance is easy. Just apply on-line and become pre-approved. For clean, low mileage vehicles: or call Car-o-line Autos @ 1-877820-5598 or 613-448-2488. ctfc LOT FOR SALE 1 acre, Thibault Lane (5 min. south of Morewood), deep well, culvert, wooded. $65,000.00. Call 613-4450536 31 CONDO 44 Second Avenue, Unit 2 $260,000. Beautiful ground floor condo built in 2010 by Donnelly Homes, this unit’s modified floor plan is open and spacious. Over 1200 square feet with two good size bedrooms with loads of closet space, plus a den/office with additional storage. Maple kitchen with island; ceramic and hardwood laminate throughout. Heated floors, central air and garage with indoor parking, patio and fenced yard. Call 613-496-0046 for more info. 32-3

PROFESSIONAL PET SITTING Dog Walking Quality care for your pets and home while you’re away. Mid-day exercise or medication while you’re at work. PETS AND HOME SERVICES Bonded, Insured Colleen Petry 613-445-3480 www.petsandhomeservices 10ctfn

APARTMENT 2 bedroom, includes stove, fridge, dishwasher, A/C, hot water and radiant heating, Available March 1. $975 plus hydro. 613-301-8385 29tfc

Dump the Dump Now is seeking a volunteer coordinator to organize tasks for the many concerned citizens who have offered to help. If you would like to help and have experience coordinating volunteers please submit a brief summary of experience to by Feb. 21. tfc

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HOUSE Waterfront 3 bedroom house, Embrun across from Tim Horton’s. Jacuzzi tub, hardwood and ceramic floors throughout, 5 appliances,parking. No Pets. No smoking. 1st and last, minimum 1 year lease. To apply call 613-862-3101. 21tfc APARTMENT 1 bedroom bachelor, available April 1. Heat, hydro included. $800/month, parking included. Russell area. Call 613-445-0536 31

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NoTICe AA MEETINGS Russell, Monday nights at 8 pm at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church and Saturdays 8 pm at Russell United Church, Mill St., Russell. For info call 613-237-6000 or 613-8213017. 48 The Russell Enviro Team will again be collecting clean, warm outer wear for the homeless. Mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, coats, L and XL wanted. Call 613-4453852. Calling all knitters. 24n/c

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Hockey Day scores big Plans already in the making for 2013 Continued from the front They were impressed by the community spirit and the events Russell had

RCC shopping spree winner Mhairi Rowland was first draw winner of the Russell Curling Club fundraiser for a $1500 spending spree at Maheu B r a n d s o u r c e Countrywide in Embrun. When asked what she will do will the winnings, Rowland said “We will just hold onto it for now, as we bought some furniture there not too long ago, but a leather couch may be in our future.” The club’s fund raising decision switch from a $100 ticket for a dream vacation to $20 tickets for a shopping spree at a local business has been well received and has refreshed the aggressive campaign to pay back the cost of the club’s expansion from two sheets of ice to four and doubling the size of the reception room.

planned for the day. An aired piece can be found at arding/102382. The games started with the Pee Wee Tim Bits playing on the outdoor rink at 9 a.m, but first was the opening ceremony with guest, NHL player Justin Papineau, formerly of the New York Islanders, who was a big hit with the players. Papineau also took part during the skills competition, and picked the raffle winners at the chili potluck dinner. Winners included Ashley Black, Fiona Tuck, Val Houle, Joelle Carriere, Jacob Marenger, Arianna Houle, Ken Doyle, Mike Johnson, Paul Lavictoire, Ron Guilbault and Kara Mooreall. Dave Picketts, Dom Belanger and Steve Gamble enjoyed judging the RMHA banners created by each team level of players and commented “how difficult it was to choose the final winner from each category as each banner brought something special to the day.” Each of the winning teams IP2 (Blue), Novice A, Atom B2, Peewee B1, Bantam A and Midget B2 will be given a pizza party. Organizer Tracey Lynn Hickey says “There were countless other volunteers, but would like to thank Justin Papineau, Tracey Sturgeon and Shannon Donovan, organizers of the skills competition, which was a huge success with the players, Rose and Norm Everett, Sparky the Fire Dog, Emily Hickey, Todd Marcellous, Jayson

SNOWBIRDS Get ready for the South!

Saint-Joseph registrations Official registration for the Junior and Senior fulltime Kindergarten programs at École élémentaire catholique Saint-Joseph in Russell will begin on Fri., Feb. 17. Age requirement for the junior program is four years of age and age five for Senior Kindergarten, both as of December 31, 2012. Francophone student registration begins at 9 a.m. and at 10:00 am for anglophone students; however pre-registration of your child can take place at any time. Documents needed for registration for Junior Kindergarten include birth certificate, baptismal certificate, immunization record and health card number.

Thompson, John Houle, Dave Laramee, Dave Scott and, of course, our amazing photographer Steve Harding. I’m sure I’ve missed people and I apologize if I have. It was a day where people were asking ‘What can I do to help?’ and that made it so much sweeter and I would be afraid of missing someone.” Hickey would especially like to thank the RMHA Hockey Day in Russell committee of Ian Sturgeon, Carole Black and Peggy Marchessault, for all their endless work to get this event off a couple of backyard rinks and onto the big ice. The association would like to thank all of community members for coming out, to the players big and small who provided Russell with the entertainment, to those who cooked chili or brought desserts, to the coaches and trainers who went on the ice with the players, to the managers who organized the teams and to the parents who always bring the players to the rink, for making the second Hockey Day in Russell such a memorable and successful one. As the prairie city of Lloydminster runs against other cities to host Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada 2013, RMHA would like to have all league games played in Russell. The association will be looking for other people to join the committee, so if you are interested contact Peggy at or at 613-445-3616.

How low can you go? Half way through the Russell KIN’s 50s and 60s dance at Russell High School Sat., Feb 11, dancers tried their back slide at the limbo. Although many were successful at getting right down, the winner of the event was Jen Burgoyne, seen here going under the pole, held by KIN members John Meinzinger and Rory Dafoe. Burgoyne won a prize donated by the Russell House.





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Panthers continue to build momentum for playoffs Darren Matte Villager Sports EMBRUN— With one week left in the regular season, the Embrun Panthers are looking in good shape for the playoffs. The Panthers have already wrapped up top spot in the league, but will not find out who their first round opponent is until after the “play-in” game between North Dundas and Papineauville. The Panthers couldn’t lose sight of their opponent this past weekend as they were in Gatineau on Feb. 10 to play the Express. The Panthers took control of this game early as Andries Selst scored fiveminutes in, from Andrew Hampton, to give them the early lead. The Panthers then made it 2-0 as Jeff Campbell light the lamp, assists going to Francis Legault and Charles Antoine Labonté, with seven minutes to play. The

Panthers were not done there as with just over three to go, Ryan Kemp found the back of the net, with help from Hampton, and it was 3-0 Panthers after the first. Just a minute into the period, the Panthers struck again to extend their lead to 4-0. This time it was Legault, from Labonté and Bruyère, picking up the marker. The game began to take a rough turn in the second as Gatineau began regular trips to the sin bin. The Panthers couldn’t capitalize with any other goals in the period but were still up 4-0 after two. The Express couldn’t stay out of the box even in the third. The Panthers took advantage on an Express slashing penalty with a goal by Hampton, set up by Taylor Armstrong, to make it 5-0. The Panthers were able to add another while on another man advantage as

Legault added his second of the game from Labonté and Campbell, and the lead was 6-0. Despite the many penalties by Gatineau, the Panthers controlled their tempers, for the most part, and skated away with a 6-0 win. Philip Eberley earned the shutout in the Panthers net. With his two-point game, Campbell leaped over La Peche’s Mikaël Gervais to take the league’s scoring lead by one point. The win increases the Panthers lead atop the standings to eight points over Cumberland and St. Isidore. They will close out the year with a trio of games this weekend, they host the hottest team in the league, St. Isidore, who have won eight straight, on Feb. 17. Then they are in Papineauville on Feb. 19 and then have a Family Day afternoon game in Rockland on Feb. 20.

Atom B1 Warriors rally for the tie against Leitrim Dickie Dunn Special to the Villager LEITRIM-- After a joyous Feb. 11 at the Hockey Day in Russell festivities, the Russell Lions Club Atom B1 Warriors made their way to Barrett Arena to take on Leitrim Hawks 5. With Allison Lapierre and Aidan McFadyen out of the line-up, the team welcomed affiliated Novice players Owen Normoyle and

Samuel Levesque to the team. Leitrim got off to a fast start, opening the scoring in the second minute of play. The Warriors came right back when Normoyle buried a wrist shot top-shelf. Before the end of the first period, the Hawks would regain the lead and then go up by two goals early in the second. Leitrim scored their fourth goal midway through the second to take what

looked like a commanding 4 – 1 lead. The Warriors didn’t give up and started to climb back into the game when Matthew Cote fired a bullet past the Hawks goaltender late in the second period. The third period was the Normoyle show, as he showed he has all the skill to play with the older Atomaged players. With the puck on his stick he danced through a few Hawks

Ryan Kemp scored a first period goal for the Embrun Panthers as they beat Gatineau on Feb. 10. Kemp’s goal made it 3-0 in favour of the Panthers and they went on to win the game 6-0. Matte photo

Warriors get stung by Stingers in Blackburn

defenders and blasted the puck into the net midway through the third to pull the Warriors within one goal. With under a minute to go, Normoyle found the puck on his stick again and scored his hat-trick goal helping the Warriors get the tie. With the point the Warriors find themselves with a record of Peter Kruys 5-7-4. Warrior of the game Special to the Villager went to Normoyle. BLACKBURN--The Russell IDA Warriors juvenile team, mired in last place in their 14-team division, traveled to Blackburn on Feb. 8 to play the 4th place Blackburn Stingers. The game would also be the first of the season for Will Adlard who was signed just before the Feb. 10th deadline. The Warriors opened the scoring when Dylan Hergel scored on a backhand from the slot at 4:15. The assist was given to Marah Laude. With 2:59 to go in the first period, Will Adlard’s slap shot from the left circle put the puck into the back of the net. Jeff Macdonald set up the play with a pass from the right circle for a 2-0 The 7th Annual Metcalfe/Russell Senior Interclub Bonspiel was held on Feb. 8. There were 24 curlers lead. It was obvious that the from each club. The Morrow O’Brien Memorial trophy was presented to the Russell team skipped by Stingers’ goalie’s mind was Ghislain Lagace, third Helen Lagace, second George Rogers and lead Linda Duhamel. not exactly on the game as Submitted photo

he was nowhere to be seen on either goal. The Stingers refocused and fought back and, with a two-man advantage, scored just before the period ended. The home team smothered the Warriors with their close checking in the second period and scored four more goals in the process, with three coming on the power play. Carrying a 5-2 lead into the third, the Stingers shut down the Warriors and took the game 5-2. The Warriors brought up Trevor Dubois, their affiliate goalie from the midget ‘A’ team to play the game and he turned in an outstanding performance facing 34 shots. Dubois repeatedly robbed the Stingers’ shooters in an attempt to keep the Warriors close, but unfortunately the team came up short.

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Vikes beat Wolves and Lions twice in final weekend Darren Matte Villager Sports CASSELMAN— The Casselman Vikings ended their season on a high note. The Vikings blew out Akwesasne 11-0 on Feb. 9, before a pair of wins in Morrisburg Feb. 10 and 12. Casselman 11 Akwesasne 0 The Vikings came out on fire in this one putting up 19 shots in the opening frame against a Wolves team with just 11 players and two goalies dressed. Midway through the period, the Vikings opened up the scoring when Simon Cousineau found the back of the net. Less than a minute later, Adam Wensink scored extending the lead to 2-0. The Vikings carried that lead to the second period where they looked to add to it. Wensink made it 3-0 sixminutes in. Then, the Vikings went on a spree of three goals in a minute and a half. Marcel Groulx got things started, then Cousineau notched his second of the game before Curtis Chennette’s power play maker made it 5-0, which is where the period ended. Again, the Vikings were all over the Wolves net as they put another 17 shots on it compared to eight by the Wolves. The Vikings did not let up and poured in another

Simon Cousineau had what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the Vikings 11-0 win over Akwesasne on Feb. 9. Cousineau added another goal as the Vikings cruised to the win. Matte photo

Jet’s defender Jamie Quinn registered an assist for Metcalfe in their game on Feb. 10 against Clarence in Metcalfe. Unfortunately, the Jets got out to a 30 lead but couldn’t hold it and lost the game 7-4. Matte photo

five goals in the third period. First, Joel Adam got one while the Vikes were up a man; then Wensink completed his hat trick, followed by Chennette’s second. Thierry Henry got his shot to find the net to make it 10-0 and then Chennette scored his third on the power play to cap the scoring at 11. Alexandre Michaud made 25 saves, as the Vikes shut out the Wolves 11-0. Casselman 5 Morrisburg 1 The Vikings found themselves in Morrisburg on Feb. 10 for the first of two against the Lions to close the season. The first period was even and it looked as though the teams would head to the dressing rooms scoreless. That was until Adam scored with 12 seconds to go to give the Vikes the lead. Morrisburg came back with the only goal in the second period, but the third was all Vikings. Casselman scored four unanswered goals in the frame to take the 5-1 lead. Chennette got the ball rolling before Kyle Beauchamp-Lalonde got in on the action to make it 3-1. Wensink added a pair of goals in the final five minutes and the Vikings won it 5-1. Phillippe Quesnel stopped 43 shots for the Vikings and picked up the

win. Casselman 8 Morrisburg 1 Two days later, the Vikings were back in Morrisburg for one more game against the Lions. Casselman opened the scoring two and a half minutes in on a goal by Jeremy Burley. Neither team got another in the frame and it was 1-0 Casselman heading to the second. The second continued to be all Vikings. They scored three goals to grab a 4-0 lead with one to go. Sebastien Goulet, Henry and Wensink, on the power play, all scored for the Vikings. It continued to be all Casselman in the third. They started the period with three straight goals in seven minutes. Morrisburg got one back while on the power play, but Adam added one more with 3:32 to go and the Vikings easily won 8-1. Michaud was back in net and earned the win stopping 35 shots. The Vikings, who finished second will now move on to face the Alexandria Glens, who ended the year in third 15points back of Casselman, in the first round of the playoffs. The first game will be Feb. 16 in Casselman before shifting to Alexandrina Feb. 17.

Jets finish season with a loss to Clarence; beat Perth Darren Matte Villager Sports METCALFE— It looked as though the Metcalfe Jets were going to limp into the playoffs after losing five in a row, but the Jets salvaged things by picking up a win in Perth in their final game of the regular season. Metcalfe 4 Clarence 7 Things looked promising on Feb. 10 when Clarence, along with their top scorer, Jason Talbot, the first player to reach 100 points in the league this season, came to Metcalfe. The Jets began the first period with three straight goals all within the first five and a half minutes. Derek Shutron opened the scoring a minute and a half in, with assists going to Matt Miller and Kale Gulliver. Just a minute later Matt Shaheen scored from Matt Chennette and Shawn Ennis, to make it 2-0. Shaheen was at it again three minutes later with his second of the game, Chennette picked up another assist as did Brad Argo. With just over a minute to

go, Clarence got one back, but still trailed 3-1 after one. Things quickly turned in the second. Clarence scored three goals in the first 13 minutes, including one on the power play and took the 4-3 lead. Before the period was done, the Jets did get an equalizer from Joshua Gervais and it was all tied at four after forty minutes. The third was all Beavers. They moved in front six-minutes in then with 7:34 to go they made it 6-4. Clarence added an empty netter and took the game 7-4. Ryan McLaughlin stopped 32 shots for the Jets in the loss. Metcalfe 6 Perth 3 Two days later, the Jets were in Perth to take on the Blue Wings. It didn’t take long for the Jets to get on the board as just 11 seconds into the game Glenden Bakker took the pass from Simon Johns and Dawson Fisher and made it 1-0. Johns got in on the scoring with 7:33 to go, while on the power play, and made it 2-0, with help from Ryan

Pike and Jamie Quinn. Then, with three to go, Bakker got his second of the game, from Miller and Kyle Downey, also while on the power play and it was 3-0 Jets after one. The Jets made it 4-0 in the second when Miller hit Gulliver with a pass that he sent to the back of the net. The Blue Wings came back with two in the frame, cutting the lead to 4-2 with one period to play. Simon Johns put things out of reach by making it 52, two minutes into the third. The Blue Wings got a power play goal with 11 minutes to go, but Shutron added the insurance maker with two-minutes to go, from Downey and Quinn, and the Jets won 6-3. Brett Ayers stopped 37 of 40 shots for the win in goal. The Jets will take on the Gatineau Mustangs in the first round of the playoffs. Being the fourth seed, Metcalfe will open on the road, but dates have not been announced. Metcalfe went 3-3-1 vs. Gatineau this season.

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High school basketball schedule heats up for RHS and STA as playoffs loom Darren Matte Villager Sports RUSSELL— It was a busy week of basketball for both Russell High and St. Thomas. The schools were finally off their long exam break and could complete the league schedule. Due to a few snow/ice days, the league crammed a bunch of action into one week including the annual rivalry game between the Ravens and Timberwolves on Feb. 8 at Russell High. Senior Both RHS and STA’s senior teams had games earlier in the week before their head to head. St. Thomas hosted St. Francis Xavier on Feb. 6. St. Francis had been one of the best teams in the league this year and they handed St. Thomas the 46-30 loss. That made St. Thomas’ game against Russell even more important if they wanted to make the playoffs. As for the Russell High senior team, they took on Casselman on Feb. 6 in Casselman. The Timberwolves got out to a slow start and trailed 11-4 after one. But they came back with a strong second quarter and took an 18-16 lead at half time. However, Russell’s scoring went cold in the second half and

Casselman picked up the win 33-22. STA 29 RHS 22 The two teams met for their annual rivalry game on Feb. 8. The game was a defensive one from the beginning. The Ravens got into foul trouble early, but the T-Wolves couldn’t take advantage. Russell dominated the steals early, but St. Thomas won the rebounding battle. St. Thomas hit a three and a field goal while all of Russell’s points in the quarter were from the line and it was a 5-3 Ravens lead. Both teams scored early in the second quarter. Andrew Curran had a strong start to the frame for the T-Wolves with a pair of baskets. But the Ravens hit a pair of threes to maintain the lead. Mitchell Brown did a good job on defense for the Ravens with a couple of big blocks in the quarter. Both defenses were at the top of their game and it was 10-7 St. Thomas at the half. St. Thomas’ three-point shooting helped them go on a run in the third. Colvin Eamon finally stopped the run for Russell, but after a flurry of activity in the later stages of the quarter the Ravens found themselves

up 21-13. The Ravens controlled the ball well in the final frame. Sean Crook put up a pair of points and had a strong game moving the ball and making steals. Curran hit a couple of shots in the final two minutes to bring the deficit down to seven, but that was as close as Russell could get and St. Thomas earned bragging rights with a 29-22 win. Junior The junior teams had three games during the week. Both were in action on Feb. 6. Russell played at Casselman, but came away with a 41-17 loss. As for the Ravens, they were home to Vankleek Hill and picked up a 30-16 win. Before their match on Feb. 8, both also had earlier games. St. Thomas hosted Le Sommet and won 3810 before crossing town to meet Russell. As for those T-Wolves, they played host to VCI and narrowly won 29-26. That set up their showdown after the senior game. In the rivalry game it was St. Thomas who completed the sweep with a 20-9 win over the TWolves. Austin Noel led St. Thomas with a gamehigh seven points.

Peewee B1 Warriors score win vs. Cumberland, after Hockey Day fun

Quinton Gill, above, puts the senior Ravens ahead after hitting this threepoint shot from beyond the arch in their game against Russell High on Feb. 8 at Russell. St. Thomas went on to win the defensive battle 29-22. Below, Craig Glen rolls in two points for the Russell Timberwolves in the fourth quarter of their game against St. Thomas. The points were part The morning started, forth for three periods, from Kyle Mann, a goal of the most productive quarter for the T-Wolves but they still took the for The Law Office of leads came and went, but and an assist from Bailey loss. Rick Kargus Peewee B1 the Warriors never gave Renaud, two assists from Matte photos Warriors team with a skills competition, as part of the RMHA’s second annual Hockey Day in Russell. This saw Morgan Doyle take home the faster skater honours, Aiden Daly blast home the hardest shot award and Joshua Taylor edge out the competition for the shootout title. All three received souvenir pucks for their efforts. With lots left in the tank, the Warriors team headed off to a showdown with Cumberland 6. In a game that went back and

up. With Cumberland constantly pressing, it was up to goalie, Isaac Thomas, to keep Russell in it and with help from his great defensive team Morgan Doyle, Joshua Cyr, Jason Wade and Joshua Taylor they did while the forwards fought back. Ashley Rainville was the spark plug in this one, creating chance after chance all game. As the forward lines started to click, the game turned the Warriors way. After two goals from Eric Lamoureux, two goals

Joshua Cyr, two assists from Aidan Friend and an assist from Daly, the final score read 5-4 for Russell. With head coach Kim Lapierre and goalie Robb Lapierre getting a wellearned rest in Hawaii, assistant coaches Roger Cyr, Ron Mann and Matt Friend picked up the reins and steered them to victory. Playoffs are on the horizon for the B1 Warriors and this team is hitting its stride at a perfect time in the season.

Baseball season near, in Embrun There may still be snow outside, but it is already time to start thinking about summer sports. The Embrun Minor Baseball Association announced the dates of their registration for their 2012 season. The dates include: Feb. 27, 6-8

p.m. at Embrun Recreation Center (beside the Arena), March 1, 6-8 p.m.  at Embrun Recreation Center and March 3, 2-4 p.m. Embrun Arena (lobby). Registration is open to  boys & girls  age 4-18 from Embrun, Russell,

Limoges, Forest Park, Marionville & Vars. For further info, please contact: Etienne St-Pierre, Embrun Minor Baseball Association President, at 613-443-6384 or by email at

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The skinny on shinny (Photo at right) Capturing the spirit of the true Canadian game , from left, Christine Bertrand, Emma Rayson and friend Emily Brown, guarded the net, as Embrun resident Dan Lemieux, his son Tyler and Russell hockey lover Daniel Kupferschmidt joined together to play a game of shinny at the Russell outdoor rink on Hockey Day in Russell, Feb 11.

The puck stops here During a break in hockey games, Ace Fothergill, left and Nick Laprade are seen here leaving the Russell outdoor rink, after taking the opportunity to shoot some pucks during Hockey Day in Russell held on Sat., Feb 11.



Hockey Day banner winner Atom B2 won the banner contest, for their level, held at Russell arena during the Hockey Day in Russell event organized by the Russell Minor Hockey League on Feb.11. The banner held by volunteers Tracey Sturgeon, left, and Rose Everett won the team a pizza party to be supplied by the RMHA.

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Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane helps sweeten the occasion Nelson Zandbergen Record Staff EDWARDS — For brides and grooms, Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm offers a ‘sweet’ reception and wedding venue steeped in the ambiance of an Eastern Ontario sugaring operation imbued with an array of amenities. New to the family-run operation this year is a white horse-drawn carriage, a “Cinderella-dream” alternative to an existing classic, antique black unit. But whatever the chosen mode of transportation, the resulting romantic ride meanders through a picturesque landscape punctuated by the handsome facility landmarks at Stanley’s: “The Maples” 400-seat dining hall; a quaint stone house that accommodates smaller gatherings up to 80; a reception tent with room for 200; and an old-time barn that evokes the operation’s agricultural heritage. “The way it works with us is we always start with a one-on-one consultation to come up with a package that works for you,” says Susan Faith-Lecoupe, one of two wedding planners on staff at Stanley’s, a full-service and catered venue. The result is a reception and/or wedding to suit “your personal style and budget,” says Faith-Lecoupe. From the ceremony itself, to the provision of catered meals, flowers, cake and disc jockey service — as well as natural scenery just made for taking wedding photos — “we can take care of pretty well everything,” she says. Proprietors Earl and Joy Stanley bought the place in the early 1990s, initially using the original 1850s fieldstone farmhouse as a residence and combined pancake house —today put to use as a gift shop and eatery also known as the “Stone House Hall.” The Maples, appropriately clad in board-and-batten on the outside but very modern and spacious on the inside, was constructed in 1996. Between all three facilities on the expansive, leafy grounds, there’s enough room to easily hold as many simultaneous receptions. “We host three weddings, on average, every Saturday from June 1 through October,” says FaithLecoupe. “Earl and Joy themselves got married at the farm.” Of course, the establishment also hosts wedding receptions during the winter (shifting back to exclusive sugar-making and pancake house activities Feb. 25April 8.) Some couples even choose to wed outdoors surrounded by a winter won-

derland, she says. “We light bonfires, provide hot chocolate and hot cider.” A horsedrawn sleigh with room for 20 people can also be incorporated into a wintertime scenario. The farm offers a number of outdoor venues for yearround incorporation into a wedding scheme: Cedar Grove, Stone Steps, The Waterfall, The Maples Crossing, The Gazebo, The Pergola, The Glade, and The Apple Orchard. Of course, nobody’s compelled to do anything outside, but for those couples that make this choice, there’s always a back-up plan to move activities indoors at Stanley’s, according to the wedding planner. The available meal and food choices are in keeping with the totally customized approach at the establishment. “It’s all based on your choice,” she says, from simple and elegant to “all-out, five-star black-tie.” Naturally, some of the

The soaring main dining hall at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm — The Maples — seats 400.

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available recipes incorporate maple syrup, such as

maple barbecue chicken or maple mousse.

From front, wedding planners Rhonda Comeau and Susan Faith-Lecoupe and Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm proprietor Earl Stanley, pose in front of the black and white carriages available as a classy touch to any wedding reception at the Edwards venue. Zandbergen photo.

The couple can also choose to furnish their guests with small bottles of Stanley’s syrup as mementoes of their happy day. For many people, the agricultural connection is part of the attraction and “excitement” of booking the place, says Earl Stanley. A plethora of peacocks, domestic ducks and ornamental chickens strut around the grounds. Partygoers also take in the sight of goats, pigs, sheep

and 17 Belgian Hitch horses. “We have more and more people coming here who have never seen a real animal,” says the proprietor, who bucket-taps 500 trees at the local farm each spring and uses one of those draft horses – named Harry — to haul the sap from the maple bush. It’s not just a beautiful atmosphere, you’re back on the farm,” he explains. Continued on page B4

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AJ’s understands that everyone is different Lois Ann Baker Record Staff METCALFE - When it comes to planning your special day, one of the most important aspects is the catering. AJ’s Catering in Metcalfe is a premier all-purpose caterer that works with you to create a memorable event whether it’s a backyard party or a black tie affair, whether you’re serving 25 people or your guest list is in the hundreds. AJ’s has been in business close to 40 years and provides every service you require to make sure your special day stays special. An all-in-one catering service, AJ’s can provide everything from tents to linens to dance floors and from lunches to buffets to formal meals. Natalie Wilson, the events manager, will work with you every step of the way to ease the stress of planning a wedding. Knowing the importance of good food, AJ’s offers complimentary food taste testing

to brides and grooms so they can get a feel of what AJ’s has to offer. The chef will work with you to customize the menu to your specifications. AJ’s also prides itself in understanding that everyone is different and therefore, every budget is different. Whatever your budget, it will be respected and AJ’s will provide you with the best service possible. “We offer great food and great service for great value,” said AJ’s owner, Paul Moore Living a little way from Metcalfe isn’t an issue for the staff at AJ’s. They have catered parties from as far east as Williamstown and as far west as Arnprior. “We want to help make memories to last a lifetime,” said Moore. Visit the website at to find out more about this popular catering company and begin to plan your special day with the fully qualified staff.

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Hiring an event planner can actually save you money Because a wedding requires a tremendous amount of planning and organization, many people turn to an event planner to help them make their big day a glorious event. Delegating the planning to a professional allows the bride and groom to save their time for things that really count, such as staying relaxed as the wedding approaches. Contrary to what you might think, a wedding planner can sometimes help you save money. Because of their business connections and ability to purchase services and goods in bulk, they are often able to obtain better prices from suppliers. You can hire a planner to organize both the wedding ceremony and the party afterwards or just the reception. These event planners take charge of reserving the reception hall, the DJ, the caterer, and

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decorators. Some multitask wedding planners are even available to help a bride shop for a wedding gown or find a dancing teacher for her and her groom’s opening dance. They’ll take care of every little detail; nothing of importance will escape their notice, not even a crease in the wedding gown. Whether it’s just to organize the reception or the entire wedding, it’s possible to find a professional to help you. Their organizational skills and eye for style will allow you a great peace of mind. They are used to working with brides-tobe and are meticulous in their work, always taking into account their client’s desires. They will develop a package deal that suits your needs and budget, and you’ll only have to write one cheque!



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Art Stanley, father of the proprietor at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, poses with one of the draft horses that pulls carriages and sleighs at the operation. Zandbergen photo.

Stanley’s Contined from page B2 Faith-Lecoupe advises that a few available dates remain in this year’s prime wedding-season period, in September as well as one in June (as of a couple weeks ago). They’re also accepting bookings for 2013 and

beyond. “There are no limits,” she says of the possibilities at Stanley’s. “It’s all based on your imagination and what you can come up with.” Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, at 2452 Yorks Corners Rd., may be reached at 613-821-2751, or email Faith-Lecoupe at

Also, check out their website at Building upon the success of its annual Easter Egg Hunt (March 31, April 1 and April 7 this year), Stanley’s aims to make an even bigger Christian calendar splash with a new Christmas Village – featuring Santa Claus — this December.


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Make it more than a modest proposal This is it. You’re sure. You’ve finally found your kindred spirit and you’ve decided you want to marry her. But how do you pop the question? When is the best time? What will sweep your loved one off her feet? A marriage proposal is a u n i q u e occasion, one that your true love has likely dreamed of since she was a little girl. Don’t let this moment blend in with all the others in a day; try to plan a meaningful proposal so that the moment remains unforgettable for her. Here are a few suggestions. If you spend your nights together, wait for your loved one to open her eyes in the morning and in those first moments ask her tenderly if she will marry you. Rent an advertising panel at a sport event so that your marriage proposal will be flashed around the stadium at half-time, and invite the sports announcer ahead of time to draw

the crowd’s attention to it. Plan a trip in a hot air balloon, your head in the clouds and your heart r a c i n g wildly. Far from the daily stress and noise of the city, this is a unique place to declare your love and ask the woman of your dreams to spend her life with you. If the Internet is a part of your daily lives, you could make your proposal during a chat session, with witnesses to boot, or buy an advertising banner at a website she visits regularly. If you would like to propose in a more traditional way, ask the big question in a park, next to a lake, or during a romantic candlelit dinner. No matter how you decide to pop the question, the essential goal is to touch her heart. Because you know her so well, you’re sure to find the perfect formula!


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Tips for a successful and less expensive wedding All you need is a bit of imagination and willing friends to make your wedding the special occasion it ought to be.








BUT INSPIRED WEDDING. But with a few ideas, a bit of initiative, and the cooperation of family and friends, you can arrange an inexpensive wedding that will delight bride, groom, and guests. If you don’t have a big budget, plan on taking advantage of the abilities of those around you. Your best friend’s boyfriend is a photographer? You have a cousin who’s a florist or an auntie who has an immense flower garden? Invite them to contribute

their expertise and resources as a wedding gift. Use a computer to design and print your own invitations. Be aware that winter weddings are generally less expensive, with the prices of reception halls often dropping by 20 to 40 percent between November and March. Church ladies’ committees are often in the business of catering, and church halls are sometimes available for wedding parties. If you opt for that, make sure you know their policies regarding music and dancing! If it’s okay with the manager of the space you’re renting, consider recruiting extended family to cater the meal by contributing two or three dishes each; the approach is close in spirit to a pot-luck but with all the class of a catered buffet table. This, too, would make a valued wedding gift alternative. All you need is a bit of imagination and willing friends to make your wedding the special occasion it ought to be.

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At Frosting’s you can have your art and eat it too Nelson Zandbergen Special to The Villager EMBRUN — Who knew such wonderful things could be done with fondant? Quite a number of folks, apparently, what with the popularity of shows like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes. Those televised series are partially credited by cake artist Jody Beaudry for the growing demand for her talents as a sculptor of scrumptious one-of-a-kind cakes clad in the malleable icing. That, plus the fact her efforts wow just about anyone who sees the final prod-

uct created in a dedicated room off the kitchen of Beaudry’s home at 153 Maple Grove Street, Embrun. She’s done wedding cakes, of course, spectacular towering pieces wearing large floral arrangements of gum paste, as well as smaller versions still elaborate and flush with customized colour. She’s also produced all sorts of special occasion, birthday and anniversary cakes, each one customized to reflect the tastes and ideas of the buyer. One recent commission by a

Chesterville farm family featured a large red combine and miniature members of the clan standing in front of the harvester, in celebration of their 25 years in business, all out of cake and fondant. The mother of two says she always had a creative streak but was immersed as well in the hospitality industry as a cook at her parents’ Northern Ontario snowmobile resort in Cochrane, where she grew up. “I was always drawing something, or painting,” she says. Making edible cake art “combines everything that I love to do. I get to bake, I get to create something, and everybody’s happy to see me.”

Beaudry,who put out her cake-making shingle two years ago this spring, says she noticed an unfilled market niche for this type of product after moving to this part of the province eight years ago. “I was really surprised … there’s not a lot of it here in Eastern Ontario.” Serious about her craft, she took a course last year in Kitchener-Waterloo with renowned sugar artist James Roselle, and intends to follow up with another. “I like to surpass expectations,” she says of her approach to clients. “You can get slab cake anywhere … you come to me, you’re coming to me for a reason.” One man’s co-workers ordered a cake that simply

looked like a three-dimensional caricature of his face, staring up with a big smile from the cake plate. The fellow liked it so much, “he wouldn’t let anybody eat it,” she laughs. Her cakes range in price from $75 and up (for a birthday cake), and the artist handles delivery and setup at the venue. So far, she’s found work for at least one cake per week, keeping in mind the flowers alone on the more complex models can take three days to make. “I sculpt it all by hand, and then I hand paint it,” she explains. She uses cake models prior to baking the actual cake — in such flavours as chocolate, vanilla, banana, lemon,

cherry and more. “I have no problem adding to my recipes,” she adds. She also offers an innovative birthday cupcakemaking activity for children. A party of up to 10 kids can take part, and each ends up with four ornate cupcakes. The birthday girl (or boy) also gets the four demonstrator models put together by Beaudry, who leads the fun and cleans up afterward. Most of Beaudry’s business is driven through her website at But orders can also be placed by telephone, 613443-9464, and email,

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Metcalfe Golf and Country Club - your one-stop wedding shop

Gasper Bernardo is the person you want to contact if interested in getting married at the Metcalfe Golf and Country Club. Bernardo is the Event Coordinator at the facility and can help couples plan just about every aspect of their big day. Matte photo

Darren Matte Record Staff METCALFE— If you are looking for convenience and value for your local wedding, look no further than the Metcalfe Golf and Country Club. The course has been operating since 1976, and for the last 15 years, they have been hosting weddings each year. What makes them a great spot is their ability to help in virtually every step of the big day. The course and its renowned restaurant, Hickories, is ready to prepare everything. They provide a scenic backdrop for a couple to exchange vows in front of a 400-year-old tree. The course, and its Event Coordinator, Gasper Bernardo, are proud to offer a one-stop shop atmosphere. If couples wish to have the ceremony on the grounds they can, or they can head to the club for their reception. Other services the course offers are: on property photos, decorating the tent/clubhouse and contacts for anything the couple may need. In terms of their reception capacity, they offer a sit-down or buffetstyle meal, prepared by a wellversed chef. The couple can pick

out a variety of combinations for the meal depending on their preferences. With their facility, Bernardo says that the ideal maximum size is 120 guests. Bernardo says the season for them begins normally at the beginning of May and runs to the fall, with the most popular day being Saturdays and month being June. “I think what makes it a desirable place is it’s all country and laid back. We have natural scenery that isn’t fake and if couples need anything we have mostly local contacts that we can give to them.” The course also offers a catering service that can be used in conjunction with any occasion. For more information or to book, contact Bernardo at 613- 821-2701 or by email at Hickories Restaurant is also full of activity during the winter, hosting dinners about every second week. Feb.11 the restaurant is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner that they are very excited about. For more info on the dinners, check out their website at

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Embrunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Passiflora proprietor puts her passion in her petals Pamela Pearson Villager Staff EMBRUN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Did you know that the Magnolia flower represents a love of nature and Stephanotis signifies marital happiness? During the Victorian era, flowers created an ultraromantic language for loversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; correspondence in which blooms replaced words. The tradition of a white wedding dress began in the Victorian era when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert married on Feb., 10, 1840. It was a romantic time, so why not transcend the ages by incorporating your own language of love in a beautiful, bridal bouquet? There are various designs of wedding bouquets nowadays and a great floral designer will be able to help you facilitate the wedding of your dreams to suit your own tastes, needs and wants. But in that process there some factors that need to be considered â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it is all based on being prepared and what information you, as the couple, give so your vision can become reality. It is recommended that the people attending the consultations should be no more than a few because what you desire or picture may get brushed

out of the way by too many opinions. Brides also need to consider the style of the gown, the size of your body and what the type of look it is that you want to project walking down the aisle. Couples should also carefully consider the colours of the wedding, theme, the location and most of all the budget. Without this preparatory work flower arrangements can become costly and may in the end not be what you wanted. When visiting the different florists, first look at the items in their display cases. If the items in the cases look fresh and of good quality it is usually a good indication that they take pride in providing a quality product and service. On the other hand, if the flowers look wilted or damaged it may be a good indication you should look elsewhere. Also, look at the individual floral arrangements around the store and watch customers responses to items being picked up to see if arrangements are attractive and tasteful. If the composition of the arrangements does not appeal to you, it might be possible that the florist has a style that is not going to ful-

Passiflora Floral Boutique, at 781B Notre Dame St. in Embrun, has recently added the work of local jewellery creator Manon Villeneuve to its bridal and giftware offerings. Pearson photo

fill the expectations you have. Another way to get a feel for their design style is to ask to see photographs of past work and ask for references. Just because the designs are what you want, working with the florist may be a challenge and added stress you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need.


Passiflora Flora Boutique Inc., in Embrun, is a shop with vision, good taste and quality work. Melanie Hill is not only the shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main florist, but owner as well. She is a local resident with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;passionâ&#x20AC;? for flowers. Hill has been a member of the Metcalfe Horticultural Society Flower committee

for eight years and when she heard the previous owner was selling the business, Hill took an opportunity to work at the shop and see if it was something she would like too tackle as a business owner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My love of flowers and design was one thing, owning a business was another.â&#x20AC;? Hill goes on to say

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I loved it from the start. I would work all day at the daycare and then still have the energy to go to the shop. It is where I wanted to be. â&#x20AC;? A graduate of the Canadian Institute of Floral Design, Hill took over the shop in the fall. Continued on page B9

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Glittering wedding rings Whatever type of wedding youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planning, wedding rings are an essential part of the celebration. They are the ultimate symbol of the union between the bride and groom. This year the rings are grandiose and glittering but always in the image of the couple to be. For weddings in 2012, everything has

to glitter. Even though you can still find slender rings, todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trend is more towards opulence. Available everywhere, wide bands are usually embellished with numerous diamonds. Some are also set with other stones, although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not often that coloured stones are preferred to the brilliance of diamonds.

Since the beginning of time, diamonds have been seen as the symbol of love. In the past they were destined only for the gods but now they are the most beautiful gift a man can give to his wife. Available in many different types of colour, the majority of diamonds chosen for weddings are in tones of brilliant white. Those that are totally colourless are the rarest, while others have a slight hint of pink or yellow.

White gold is very popular again this year; they are the perfect setting for glittering diamonds. This brilliance is now more often set in white gold, where diamonds appear more dazzling than they do in yellow gold. Rings made of silver are not a viable

substitute for while gold: silver will blacken and rust fairly quickly while white gold never deteriorates. Other jewellery for your wedding day can include a necklace, bracelet, and earrings which are in harmony with the style of the gown. An intricate gown will call for few or no pieces of jewellery at all, perhaps only a pair of small pearl or diamond studs for the ears. A simple dress will harmonize well with a majestic, glittering necklace that compensates for the neutrality of the gown. More extravagant gowns, plunging necklines, or sleeveless dresses are perfect with sophisticated necklaces made with invisible thread and decorated with sequins, feathers, or other colourful details. And, of course, on the wedding day nothing is worn on the hands except the engagement ring.

Passion plus flowers equals Passiflora Continued from page B8 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Floral arrangement provides us the opportunity to be imaginative and original. And with so many stunning varieties of flowers and foliage available, we love that we can let nature guide usâ&#x20AC;Ś allowing the natural forms of the products to lead us in our arranging, enabling us to create something different every time.â&#x20AC;? Passiflora bridal packages start with a consultation approximately six months in advance of the wedding. The initial consultation includes a 30-minute discussion based on flower types, bouquet styles and budget. Hill suggests pictures from magazines be brought in to give both the couple and the designer a sense of what is wanted and what the cost will be. Where the floral arrangements will be displayed, in case space is an issue, also needs to be known ahead of time. A package will be put together and at about six weeks prior to the big day, another consultation takes place to confirm details. If the couple decides to go with Passiflora, a bridal throw bouquet is included at not extra cost. The shop does not offer silk flowers, but does have contacts to have bouquets dried after the wedding, which is becoming a popular trend. The shop, located 781B Notre Dame Street, not only has fresh flowers but giftware and home decor as well. Hill hopes to expand the bridal section of her business to include a â&#x20AC;&#x153;one stop shopâ&#x20AC;? concept and has already begun the expansion by creating business partnerships with cake decorator Jody Beaudry, of Frostings Edible Art and Fondant Cakes ( and Angela McKeller, owner of Acute Creation Company ( who specializes in invitations, programs, place cards and the like. The boutique has also just taken, on a consignment basis, items by local jewellery designer Manon Villeneuve. Her handmade pearl jewellery pieces such as necklaces and earrings are beautifully delicate and with sufficient notice, Villeneuve can create tailor-made pieces, which might be your â&#x20AC;&#x153;something newâ&#x20AC;? and become a heritage piece for a someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;something old.â&#x20AC;? The importance of flowers, in creating the perfect wedding, should never be underestimated as they can be the most beautiful way to express oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feelings. Their fragrance and colour can bring a sense of freshness and beauty to the lives of your guests - your loved ones. Flowers add a sense of natural beauty to the environment and a feeling of enjoyment and fun to, what should be, a joyous occasion. Whatever you choose, remember to work with your florist by being prepared with your needs and wants, expectations and dreams, and most of all a working budget at the first meeting, so that in the end, all will see the language of your love for one another. For more information visit or call the boutique at 613-443-1001.


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Say yes to the dress(es) at Salon Alliance Lois Ann Baker Special to The Villager MOOSE CREEK Rivalling a bridal shop you might find in MontrĂŠal or Ottawa, Salon Alliance Bridal Boutique in Moose Creek is your one-stop shop for the whole bridal party. For over 40 years, Ginette Lemieux has been serving brides from as far away as Gatineau and MontrĂŠal. The 8000-square-foot shop, located on McLean Road at Highway 138, holds a spectacular array of bridal gowns and bridesmaids, flower girl and mother-ofthe-bride dresses. The building also houses Chez Ginette, a ladies clothing section for cruise wear and evening wear and a full service prom dress shop, Glitz and Glamour Prom Shop. With 28 employees, including seven seamstresses, service at Alliance is a number one priority. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have something to please everyone,â&#x20AC;? said Ginette Lemieux, owner of Alliance. And indeed she does. Alliance carries over 40 different designers, including all of the top brands. If a bride comes in with a picture of a dress from any of the top magazines, â&#x20AC;&#x153;chances are we have it,â&#x20AC;? said Lemieux, whose stock of bridal gowns runs into the thousands. Brides from all over come into the shop usually a year in advance of their big day, but Lemieux says they already have dresses on layaway for weddings in 2013 and 2014. Alterations to dresses start two months before the wedding day and are picked up two weeks before to ensure it is just the right fit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have an amazing staff that works with the girls to get a perfect fit,â&#x20AC;? said Lemieux. Alliance has seen many changes in trends for bridal gowns over the years. This year the trend tends to be

strapless gowns, as opposed to the gowns of the 1970s, which featured long sleeves and lace to the neck. As for bridemaids dresses, Alliance offers rows upon rows of dresses in every imaginable style and in over 30 sizes from two to 30. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have 64 different colours of dresses for bridemaids,â&#x20AC;? said Lemieux, making the colour choice for brides a little easier. Other than her wedding gown, the next most important dress a girl will buy is her prom dress and The Glitz and Glamour Prom Shop, located on the lower level of Alliance Bridal Boutique, is the place to go. The prom shop carries over 400 dresses, and again trends change from year to year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go big or go home,â&#x20AC;? seems to be one of the trends this year said Lemieux. But she also noted that one shoulder necklines are beating out the traditional strapless dresses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every person is different,â&#x20AC;? said Lemieux, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and the dress reflects their personality.â&#x20AC;? This is why they offer such personalized service. The prom shop has a school registry, ensuring that no two girls from the same school show up with the same dress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a unique feature about every one of our dresses,â&#x20AC;? said Lemieux. Girls from as far away as


Ginette Lemieux, owner of Salon Alliance Bridal Boutique, shows off just one of the over 2000 gowns she carries in stock. Lemieux and her staff offer personalized service to every bride ensuring the highest level of service. Baker photo

MontrĂŠal, Brockville and Kanata have all come to this shop to get their prom dresses. Thanks to their website, last year they shipped six dresses to Nova Scotia.

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Make Up 2 Go can help U B UR best Lois Ann Baker Special to The Villager You’ve got the dress, booked the hall and caterer and booked your hair appointment. To make your big day even less stressful, why not also book an appointment to have your makeup professionally done? Make Up 2 Go, a new business venture by Winchester resident Leanne Fawcett, provides a fullservice menu to brides to make them look their very best. Fawcett started her career in cosmetics over 20 years ago when she graduated from Versaille Academy with three diplomas: esthetician, cosmetology and colour theory. She also worked for Christian Dior, first as a demonstrator and then making her way up the corporate ladder into management. Wanting to work close to home, she soon joined Natunola as manager of their cosmetic division. Working for Natunola taught Fawcett a lot of what goes into cosmetics and allowed her to work with Health Canada with regards to regulations in cosmetic chemistry. When research was cut at Natunola about two years ago, Fawcett found herself at a crossroads. “I thought what do I do because it’s so specialized (her training) and I have this wealth of knowledge. In this area there isn’t anything else

like that,” said Fawcett, “Growing up here, living here, I wanted to stay here. And makeup in particular and esthetics is a passion and something that I always did. I enjoyed it and I had that training.” Some good came out of losing her job as it allowed her the opportunity to dream again. Fawcett enrolled in the Self-Employment Assistance program at Brockville’s St. Lawrence College and with that training under her belt was able to realize her dream of her own makeup business. Fawcett uses her strong cosmetic chemistry background in the decisions about what kind of makeup she uses on her clients. She specializes in natural organic skin care products. “I’m very aware of ingredients that can cause any reactions. I believe you are what you put on your skin just like you are what you eat.” She said. One of the brands she uses is Jane Iredale cosmetics which is recognized by the Cancer Society, a high credential in comparison to others. The mineral make up is healthy makeup and has longevity. Iredale is heavily into cosmetic chemistry and known in the entertainment industry. Entertainment Canada, Entertainment Tonight and the soap opera The Young and The Restless uses her cosmetics. It is also specifically used in dermatologists’ and surgeons’ offices.

With over 20 years in the cosmetic industry, Leanne Fawcett uses her knowledge and passion for makeup to help brides look their very best on their wedding day.

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A self-proclaimed makeup junkie, Fawcett visited and is familiar with most major manufacturers. All products she uses are based on research not sales pitch. Fawcett is proud of her full service menu and feels that her business stands out because of “the knowledge that I have, and the personalized service and the fact that I am mobile.” Being mobile also helps her to stand out among other services in the bridal industry as it offers one more convenience to the bridal party

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on their wedding day. “That is a privilege because you get to spend that precious time with them. I generally spend the morning. I get to know them and it’s really quite special,” said Fawcett. Make Up 2 Go offers more than just makeup, she also offers facials, pedi-

cures, waxing, manicures and teeth whitening. As an added bonus, Fawcett can also make your tattoos disappear, but just for the day. “It takes a long time because of the procedure,” said Fawcett but she can cover them up with makeup. To help brides decide on what they want, she has

books to look through and also has pictures on her Facebook page. “In my opinion a good makeup application can take five years off somebody. I believe in the ‘feel good look good’ mentality,” said Fawcett, “makeup enhances - I want that to bring out the best in somebody.”

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Taking your reception to higher degree Nelson Zandbergen Special to The Villager KEMPTVILLE — The facilities at the Kemptville Campus of the University of Guelph are a prime location for wedding receptions all year round. “The site is quite pretty,” says the campus’s conferencing services coordinator, Leah Finley, of the leafy campus grounds that also make the perfect backdrop for wedding photography. Led by the W.B. George Centre with its official capacity of 644 people, the available facilities also include the historic stone Purvis Hall (capacity 120) and a 40-by-60-

foot party tent (capacity 120). A variety of special event packages are available, as well as overnight accommodations in 285 air-conditioned rooms. A full hot breakfast comes with an overnight stay. Impressions Catering handles a broad selection of meal options for receptions on site — buffet-style by default or optional full-table service — as well as an array of hors d’oeuvres and dessert and pastry selections. Bar options include open bar, toonie bar, personalized beverage tickets, or cash bar, at the fully licensed and staffed venue. Bar Liability Insurance comes included. Renters

All eyes will be on the flower girl Whether your wedding is going to take the traditional or modern and minimalist route, you can honour a

young friend, sister, niece, or cousin by asking her to be your flower girl. If you’re planning on a

The bride can choose her flower girl’s outfit to reflect her own gown to create a stunning effect during the bridal procession. (Photograph

big wedding party, with several bridesmaids and groomsmen, a flower girl is a lovely inclusion. If you want to keep the pomp to a minimum, having just one little flower girl to stand with you is a great strategy to avoid disappointing adult women friends! The flower girl is usually placed at the head of the procession and leads the bride down the aisle towards her future husband. Because all eyes will be riveted on this little person, special thought should be given to her outfit. Flower girl dresses can be found in most department stores and in wedding dress boutiques. A frilly and white little ball gown will make your flower girl feel like a princess for a day — you can bet that she’ll have a hard time waiting for the big day to finally arrive! You might prefer to let your flower girl choose her own outfit or you may want to provide one that is inspired by your own gown. Whatever the style, be sure to choose a bouquet for your flower girl that is a reflection in miniature of the one you will be holding. Another option is to ask her to carry a basket of flower petals, which she will scatter on the floor as she walks down the aisle.

also have the option of purchasing their own LCBO special occasion permit to supply their own wine, although a $6 per bottle corking fee applies in that case. Also available for rental are the expected electronic accoutrements like audiovisual, sound and microphone equipment, laptop and LCD projector to make a reception everything that’s expected these days. The campus does accommodate outdoor ceremonies, with table and chair setup fees

applying in that case. An arbour is available at no additional cost, and China table settings and utensils, white ivory linen cloths and napkins, and table skirting also comes standard with every package. Finley says that rates are competitive with other event venues. Twelve or 13 weddings are already booked for 2012 but call to check availability: 613-258-8336 ext. 61303.

Keeping the kids occupied Is there going to be a crowd of children at your wedding? Here are a few entertainment tips to keep them amused during the reception; their parents will appreciate the opportunity to socialize and the kids will remember the event as a success. To occupy younger children before the meal, you could organize a visit from a magician or a clown, who can perform a colourful routine lasting around thirty minutes. If your reception hall will allow it, you could rent an inflatable castle or organize a thematic treasure hunt with a teenaged guest to facilitate it. Inside the hall, set up an activity table with bottles of bubble-blowing liquid, arts and crafts supplies, and board games. You might even hire an artist to do face-painting. At the very least, it’s a good idea to

reserve an area especially for the kids, where their high energy levels won’t bother the other guests and where they can be free from pressures to sit still and be quiet. If you do have a kids’ table, cover it with a paper tablecloth on which they can doodle to their heart’s content while they wait for their meals. Don’t forget to inquire with your caterer if their menu includes a children’s plate. Then, at the end of the meal, distribute surprise bags filled with candies and small dollar-store games or gadgets that will keep them entertained. If your reception runs into the evening, you could always set up a DVD player so the kids can watch a movie, with popcorn and drinks. For the whole day, or for the evening movie, a hired babysitter is an expense well worth budgeting for!

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Style of invitation sets wedding’s tone Before you can choose the right invitation for your big day you will need to have decided on the tone and theme of your wedding. Not only will you have to carefully consider your cardstock and script, you will want to choose your wording very carefully. Your guests need to know all the important details: where, when, how? The last thing you want is for your cousin’s high heels to sink into the sand because you forgot to mention the reception was a potluck at the beach! If both families are contributing financially to the wedding, it is appropriate to specify that they are cohosting the event. That is typically expressed the following way: “(Mr. John Smith and Mrs. Jane Smith), parents of the bride, and (Mr. John Smythe and Mrs. Jane Smythe), parents of the groom, are pleased to invite you to the marriage of...” If the bride and groom are footing the bill, the names of the parents shouldn’t be mentioned. Double check the spelling of all the names, and make sure the bride’s name precedes the groom’s. If you want to invite your aunt and uncle to your wedding but not their five chil-

The invitation you design should indicate the tone and the theme of your dream day dren, omit the words “and family” after their names and cross your fingers that they’ll get the message! Send out the invitations at least six weeks before the wedding so that your guests

will have time to clear their calendars and arrange for travel. Including a selfaddressed, stamped envelope with every reply card will help your guests with

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the job of getting back to you. After all, if you want to keep a tight tally of your guest numbers for the caterer, it is absolutely essential that you facilitate your RSVP request in every way.

Resolve pre-wedding conflicts so they don’t spoil the big day Is a cloud of tension hovering over your wedding preparations? Are there unspoken resentments or snubs amongst the bridesmaids, or outright verbal warfare between the couple or between them and their parents or in-laws? Whatever the situation, everyone must try to resolve the problems so they don’t spoil the wedding day. Stay well away from heated discussions as much as possible. The bride and groom shouldn’t have to play referee or take sides. Planning a wedding is already stressful enough! If you are the bride or groom, resist the temptation to get involved in squabbles. They are distractions that will ruin this special time in your life. Are your parents separated and not getting along? Prevention is the best policy. Avoid imposing conditions on their presence; send them a wedding invitation with a handwritten note making it clear that you would like them both to be present and reassuring them that everything will go smoothly. Hopefully, this will allow them to stand back from the situation and reflect on what is most important. Whether the tension is between the bride and groom, among the bridal party, or between parents and adult children, remember that communication is vital when a conflict arises. Don’t leave things unsaid, as that usually makes matters worse. If problems crop up, tackle them as they occur. If a couple can’t seem to find common ground, calm, honest communication and discussion could clear up some beefs. It is normal to want every aspect of one’s wedding to be perfect, but the reality is that some things won’t go as planned. If the parents of the couple are contributing financially, remember that their participation gives them the right to express opinions. Whatever the situation, try to be flexible and give in once in a while. Take charge of what is really important and leave some room to manoeuvre for the others.

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Cloud has a silver lining for Bridals by Al-Mor Darren Matte Record Staff WINCHESTER— Customers entering Bridals by Al-Mor will notice a new look to the business, as over the last few months the shop has undergone a complete change to keep up its look. “It has been a complete overhaul,” said owner Kim Carruthers. The changes all started after a microburst in April 2011 forced the shop to make repairs to the roof of its building on Main St. in Winchester. They decided to turn it into a full renovation. As a result the whole store was painted, re-carpeted, new furniture was brought in, new cabinets were installed to showcase headpieces and jewelry, the sales floor was expanded, the bathroom redone, larger mirrors installed, energy efficient light bulbs replaced existing ones, and plans for an archway in the front and paint job to the upstairs are still in process. Carruthers says the arch in the front will be done in the next couple weeks and could not acknowledge her staff enough for their work on the renovations. “The staff all pitched in. They pulled up carpet and did all the painting and we were

The team at Bridals by Al-Mor stand in their newly renovated shop that includes new paint and carpet along with an expanded selling floor. From left, Wendy Byers, Owner Marion’s Flowers, Kim Carruthers, Owner Bridals by Al-Mor and Kristie Billings, Manager. Missing from photo is Julie Huybregts, Owner of Jewels Esthetics. Matte photo

open the whole time. It was done at a good time because

now we are getting into our busy season.”

With the renovations, Carruthers believes that they

will have greater ease serving customers. She also

believes the new paint better showcases their collection of gowns. The gowns continue to get recognition around the region. Bridals by Al-Mor, continues to work with Hot 89.9 in Ottawa on promotions, something that the radio station approached them with two years ago. “When we were approached we said yes, you don’t often get a chance for something like that and the response has been great. “People love hearing Winchester mentioned on the station.” The store also has their Essence Trunk Show coming up March 22-24, where they will get all new samples from suppliers that will give customers a chance to see all of a desired collection. Bridals by Al-Mor is also proud to still be the only store in the area that carries the Disney Fairytale Wedding Gown Collection by Alfred Angelo, which Carruthers says continues to be a strong seller. As for upcoming events, the store says they are working with local groups to promote upcoming community events by putting together special window displays.

Congratulations Everyone 25TH ANNIVERSARY ROB AND KAREN SHELDRICK MAY 10TH, 2011 They were married at St. Andrew’s and St. Paul’s United Church, Russell. Congratulations from their families and friends.

2ND ANNIVERSARY KEN AND CHRIS celebrated their 2nd Anniversary on February 13th, 2012. Wishing you both lots of happiness.

WEDDING JASON CHAMBERS AND JENNIFER CHAMBERS (ARMSTRONG) The couple were married last fall Sept. 24th, 2011 at the Beantown Ranch in Plantagenet, ON.

30TH ANNIVERSARY ERNST AND CARLA VAN DER MEER (NEE HERWEIJER) Married March 18th, 1981 in Terhorne, Friesland, the Netherlands Congratulations, Mom & Dad!

60TH ANNIVERSARY BILL AND ANNIE BOUWHUIS celebrates their 60 th Diamond Anniversary on February 21st, 2012. We wish you many more years of happiness together. Congratulations Dad and Mom! With love from your family.

50TH ANNIVERSARY FLORENCE & WILSON LOWE celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on March 17, 2011. Love Wendy, Dwight, Caroline & Alex

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The all-important seating plan Organizing the seating arrangements is one of the most complex steps in planning a wedding. It requires both patience and tact. Some of your guests will cancel at the last minute and others will surprise you by bringing along their latest conquest, but it is still essential to develop an overall plan in advance. Originally, seating plans were designed to enable the families of the bride and

groom to sit together. Today, most seating plans are aimed at gathering together friends or circles of friends who are compatible. This type of placement has the advantage of creating a more relaxed and joyful atmosphere, where all guests are seated at a table with people they know reasonably well or will enjoy getting to know. The head table usually consists of the bride and groom at the centre, with

their wedding party radiating out from them. It’s up to you to decide if your respective parents will sit at the head table, be seated with the rest of one’s family at separate tables, or if both families will be seated together. There are no real rules, and sometimes the head table is composed of only two people: the bride and groom themselves, têteà-tête. Plan to display the seating arrangements and a table map at the entrance of

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THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING. The fabric of the groom’s suit should be chosen according to the season and its overall style should match the tone of the wedding; a suit is perfect for an afternoon wedding, while a tuxedo is required for an evening event. When choosing a suit, think of it as an investment; it should signal sophistication and elegance rather than office-job functionality. Once a suit has been chosen, the next secret to a refined look lies in the tie. A contemporary finish requires a tone-on-tone tie that matches the colour of the shirt; it is a very attractive look, especially if both are pale in colour. Pale tone-on-tone will brighten up the complexion and highlight the smile.

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