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Vol. 10 No. 20

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Horse Lover’s Tour rides again NORTH DURHAM: Later this month, the local equine community opens the gates to their countryside farms for the second annual Uxbridge/Scugog Horse Lover’s Tour. The self-guided tour runs over two weekends; on Saturday, May 24 in Uxbridge and on Saturday, June 1 in Scugog as a wide range of equine operations welcome visitors to explore their picturesque facilities. The Uxbridge portion of the tour includes six sites offering a wide range of equine-related activities. Included on the tour are: Hop Hill Stables; Colebrook Farms which is home to about 200 throughbred racehorses; The Cast Iron Ranch home of the Cowgirl Boot Camp; Foxfire Equestrian, and the Uxbridge Equine Trail Training Centre. As well, there will be special displays at the Uxbridge Historical Centre as part of the tour, including EquiMaina an interactive youth education attraction for horse lovers, ‘Little Lord Oberon’ a 40-inch tall American Shetland pony and an equine dentist. There will also be special displays at other stops on the tour including farrier demonstrations and an equine massage therapist. On Saturday, June 1, the tour shifts to Scugog Township for the second half of the event. Visitors will be able to stop by Dreamcrest, operated by Olympic equestrians Kelly Plitz and Ian Roberts; Hoskin Stables featuring a riding demonstration; Sweetwater Boarding Stable, a unique boarding experience to the young and the young at heart; Dewar Performance Horses, an American Quarter Horse breeding and training facility located on Scugog Island; Cedar Valley Stables - home base to Olympians Michele Mueller and her horse Amistad - and Cyan Star Morgans located just south of Greenbank, home to National Champion Morgan Horses. For more information visit www.town.uxbridge.on.ca or www.scugog.ca. Those seeking more information can also contact Wilma Wotten at 905-986-4602 or Pat Mikuse at 905-852-0206. Horse Lover’s Tour brochures are available throughout North Durham, including the municipal offices in Port Perry and Uxbridge.

NATIONAL DAY OF HONOUR: Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier addresses the crowd during the National Day of Honour ceremony at the Cenotaph on Friday, May 9. The ceremony was one of many taking place across the country to mark the end of Canada’s military mission to Afghanistan and pay tribute to the brave men and women of our armed forces who served overseas. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 • 3 At 7 p.m. on Friday May 16, Scugog Firefighters will take to the rooftop of Harp & Wylies on Water St., for their third annual Rooftop Campout. Firefighters will spend 60 hours living up-top to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, in direct support of families in Durham suffering from MD. The event will run all weekend until Monday. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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SCUGOG: The Port Perry Lions Club is in decline through membership and funding, and has asked Scugog Township councillors for their support. Long-time Lions Club member Rob Rice made a deputation to Scugog councillors on Monday, May 5, explaining that the volunteer service club has hit dire straits. “Our Lions Club is down to about thirteen members. Membership in service organizations in is decline across the board, ours has been here for 77

years,” said Mr. Rice. He went on to explain that the Lions have been renting the Latcham Centre on Water St. for last few years, and pay $1,500 annually out of their membership dues, to hold their bi-weekly meetings. Being located in the heart of Port Perry is vital to the club’s spirit, according to Mr. Rice, but is no longer affordable due to dwindling membership. “The money we spend on rent is money that won’t go to wheelchairs or other things to help people,” said Mr. Rice. The Lions questioned Scugog’s policy for a $300

security deposit in case damages occur, calling the retainer offensive in light of the Lions’ long standing service and good-willed nature. “In 77 years, we haven’t done anything wrong. If we don’t have the faith and respect of the council, there wont be a Lions Club,” said Mr. Rice. “Community spirit is in decline, and I choose not to sit by and watch it.” Lions Club members who were present requested that councilors consider giving the group a period of free or subsidized rent, as is done for some other notfor-profit organizations –

Chinese Consul to visit Scugog BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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CRUISIN’ IN UXBRIDGE: Rick and Stacey Callahan hopped in their VW van for a trip around Uxbridge on Saturday, May 10, during the first annual Adventure Car Rally put on by the Uxbridge Historical Centre. The event drew 14 groups in all manner of vehicles. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

We would like to thank our friends from work for organizing a benefit dance for us on April 26 at Little Britain Hall. Thanks to everyone at Maple Leaf Foods as well as our family and friends who bought tickets, made food and donated gifts for the silent auction. It was great to see everyone and the support for us was overwhelming as Wayne started treatment on April 28. It was a night we will never forget. Thank-you and love to all. - Wayne and Linda Mahaffy

Trail Walk for Mental Health - May 25 DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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UXBRIDGE: In the hopes of engaging the community in talking about mental health issues, a pair of local ladies appeared before council this week to explain an upcoming event in Uxbridge. Logan O’Connor and Carly Foster appeared before council at their meeting on the morning of Monday, May 12, to explain the details of the upcoming Trail Walk for Mental Health, which is

scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 25, on the Countryside Preserve Trail, starting at 1 p.m. As they explained, proceeds from the Walk will go towards the Mood Disorder Society of Canada, and as well: the event will hopefully engage the community in a more open dialogue about mental health issues. “This town has faced its share of fallback from mental health, with some deaths associated with it,” Ms. O’Connor said. “Hopefully, we can reduce the

stigma about mental health and get people talking.” Both women explained that they have battled depression in their lives, with Ms. O’Connor being diagnosed as a teenager, while Ms. Foster was only diagnosed recently. Councillors voted unanimously to support the Trail Wak for Mental Health, and close off a portion of the Countryside Preserve parking lot for the event. Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor commended the pair for their work as well as sharing their own stories.

“It takes pretty strong women to come forward and talk about this,” commented Mayor O’Connor. “It wasn’t that long ago that this type of thing was hidden away and people didn’t want to talk about it.” The organizers are hopeful for a strong turnout, and to continue the Walk as an annual event in the township. “We hope this is the first year of many, and hopefully get people talking and empower those who are suffering,” said Ms. O’Connor.

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NORTH DURHAM PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd On Mother’s day the congregation of Prince Albert United Church welcomed through Baptism into the church family Mya Marie Henry, daughter of Chris and Stephanie (Watson) Henry. The Prince Albert United Church will be holding a large Bake Sale and Outdoor Plant Sale at the church on Saturday, May 24, beginning at 8 a.m. This would be a good week as it will be raining, to visit Otter’s Greenhouse on Medd Rd., in Epsom. Remember to mention and support either Prince Albert Church, Prince Albert Public School or

Scugog Christian School. Prince Albert Public School is having a Rain Barrel Fundraiser. The rain barrels which cost $50 - can be ordered on-line at www.rainbarrel.ca/princealbert or by calling the school at 905-985-2877. The actual fundraiser takes place on Thursday, May 22, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to convert the front garden at the school into a butterfly garden. The euchre winners at the Community Hall were Connie Cloutier, Audrey Adams, Mac Albright, Merle St. John, Tom Sutherland and Grace Pargeter.

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell Blackstock & District Lions Club We’re rounding up prizes and donations right now for our annual Lions Car Show which is being held at the fairgrounds on Saturday, May 31. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Lion Keith at 905-986-5603. Profits from the Car Show go back to the community as we support various sports teams and individuals in need. In addition, we contribute to Lions Clubs International Foundation, which focuses on restoring sight, providing disaster relief, supporting youth, and providing other humanitarian needs, such as health and disability. We thank our community for your continued support. Happy Birthday, Lion Vicki Smith, who celebrated a special birthday with family and friends at the Ashmore’s on Saturday. Another Lion birthday this month, on May 22, is Lion Lynda Kendry. Best wishes to you, and welcome home from the sunny south. Watch for news of our Lions food booth at the Tractor Pull at the Blackstock Fairgrounds in July and the Musicians’ Cornroast that we work on with the Port Perry Lions in August. And of course, watch for details about the Port Perry Lions Soap Box Derby on Saturday, June 21.

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C Le Saux-Ball The Megalore Group would like to send a huge Thank you to all who came out and supported the Spring Fling, 50’s 60’s sock hop held on Saturday at the Mississaugas of Scugog Health and Resource Centre. There was lots of Dancing, and prizes were given out and won. Thanks to the sponsors who donated prizes as well. A fun night was had by all. The fifth annual Water Walk had a great turn out on Saturday. The day started out with Sunrise ceremony, they walked 27.6 kilometres, and the day ended back at the First Nation’s Cemetery, followed by a feast for the walkers. This past Sunday, Call to Worship was called by, Rev. Michelle Hofman the message was “The Garden-A Story” a warm welcome went out to all who attended the service.

Thank you goes out to Ron and Cathy Crozier for providing the refreshments at the time for fellowship and coffee hour. The Eoast Beef Dinner is on Friday, May 23, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 for Adults, $5 for children 6 to12, for tickets please call Anna at 905-985-2911, or Betty Ann at 905-985-3863. There is a Yard Sale at the Wilson Residence, on Saturday, June 7, at 40 Portview Rd. on Scugog Island. Happy Birthday Wishes goes out to: Jon Colwell Gary Edgar 13th, Michael Stowell-Smith 14th, Ellianna Kozlinsky 15th, Camille Crozier, Vera Needham, 16th, Jamie Coons, 17th, Brenda Craig Joseph Sliwa 18th and Happy Birthday to anyone who may have been missed! I can be reached by phone at 905-9857662 or by e-mail at jc.lesaux@me.com.

EPSOM & UTICA by Shari Kelly Vera Brown recently attend her granddaughter’s wedding that was held at Fantasy Farm in Toronto. Congratulations to Susannah Gerrow and Roy MaCleod. Happy Belated Birthday wishes go out to Tom Sutherland who recently went out to dinner with family to celebrate his 90th birthday. The Bethesda-Reach WI will be meeting on May 28,2014 at 7:45 pm at the Epsom United Church. Guest Speaker Barbara Weese will be speaking about ACWW -Associated Country Women of the World (the internation level of WI). Topics covered will be the work of the ACWW and its projects world wide plus the conference held in India in late 2013. Visiting India was a unique experience. Everyone is

welcome to attend this event. Friends and neighbours on the 6th line have been terribly frustrated over the last few weeks with the dirt road part that ends at Lakeridge Rd. Mail delivery has been suspended to this part of the road because of the serious and dangerous driving conditions on the road. Vehicles are actually getting stuck in the mud, and buses are having quite a time getting though having to drive almost in the ditch to get through some parts of the road. Condolences from the community go out to Mike, Barry and Nigel Mole and families in the very recent passing of their father Bill Mole. Bill and his wife Eileen who passed away on March 30, lived in Utica for many, many years.

Wednesday, May 14 The Churches of Uxbridge present the 4th Annual Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. at Mill Run Golf Club, featuring guest speaker Don Simmonds and music by Redemption. Ticket are $15 and are available at Blue Heron Books and Brian Evans Financial Services. For more information call 905852-6703. Thursday, May 15 The Uxbridge Genealogy Group is holding their monthly meeting at the Uxbridge Historical Centre at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Linda Corupe will discuss ‘Learning the Internal and External Boundaries of Upper Canada over the Ages’. This informative lecture will assist you in placing your relatives during the many changes that have occurred over the years. All are welcome, admission is $2, and there will be a 50/50 draw. Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18 Yard Sale and Bottle Drive in support of the Caesarea Skate Park featuring antiques, electronics, books, furniture and other assorted knick knacks at 76 Cedar Grove Dr. in Caesarea. Saturday, May 17 Birding the Beaver River nature walk presented by the North Durham Nature Club. Meet at 9 a.m. on Scugog line 12 near the rail line near Marsh Hill Rd. Bring binoculars, no dogs please and all are welcome. Contact Derek to register at 905-852-5432 or visit www.northdurhamnatureclub.com. * Pine Ridge Garden Club Plant, Bake and Yard Sale

from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nestleton Hall. For more information, please call 905986-5330. Friday, May 23 Beef Supper at the Scugog Island Hall, sponsored by The Stewards and UCW. Seatings at 5 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for those under 5. Call 905-985-2911 or 905-985-3863 for tickets. Saturday, May 24 The Zephyr Library is holding their Bag Of Books For A Buck Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zephyr Library. Donations will be accepted prior to the sale at 12200 Conc. 2. Call 905-475-5713 or e-mail bobjunearchibald@gmail.com for more information. * Greenbank Folk Music Society welcomes back Ken Hamm for its final show of the season for an evening of blues and roots music. Tickets are $25, and are available at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, POE Design in Port Perry, or by calling 905-985-8351. For more info, visit www.greenbankfolkmusic.ca or check the GFMS’ Facebook page. Wednesday, May 28 Algonquin Park Birds nature talk presented by the North Durham Nature Club at the Uxbridge Senior Centre, starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Ron Tozer has spent 25 years as a park naturalist in Algonquin Park and copies of his latest book will be available for sale. His talk will include such topics as habitat changes, migration timing changes relating to climate change and bird population declines.

Contact Derek to register at 905-852-5432 or visit www. n o r t h d u rh a m n a t u r e c l u b . com. * Port Perry Fiddle Club monthly dance at the Scugog Community Centre, 1655 Reach Rd. Bring your fiddle, guitar, singing voice and dancing shoes. Everyone is welcome, doors open at 6 p.m. Admission $5, for more information, please call 905985-7557. Friday, May 30 & Saturday, May 31 Annual Seagrave United Church yard and bake sale, starting at 9 a.m. on the property of Len and Betty Somerville, 21300 Simcoe St. For more information, please call 905-985-2489. Friday, May 30 Petissimo gala benefit concert in support of the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog, at Town Hall 1873 in Port Perry. Call 905-985-8181 or visit www.TownHall1873.ca for tickets to this elegant and entertaining evening of music. Sunday, May 31 Trunk/Yard Sale at St. John’s Anglican Church in Blackstock from 9 a.m. to noon. Thursday, June 5 Sandford United Church Pork Supper at the Sandford Community Centre from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children between 6 and 12, with kids under 6 admitted free of charge. Call 905-862-3684 for tickets. Saturday, June 14 St. Andrews United Church in Sunderland is holding their Annual Yard and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling Finally, Spring? The rose breasted grosbeaks, orioles and hummingbirds are back. Hope they know what they are doing. So nice to be planting again too! The fields are abuzz with bees and tractors. Shirley Baster is known in our communities for her work with U.C. committees, but last Monday she was honoured with mementos of 50 years of Beta Sigma Sorority; she started groups in both Uxbridge and Port Perry. Allan McGillivray brought an interesting perspective to the Annual Historical Society meeting last Wednesday, when he spoke about Uxbridge as it was at the time of World War One. Prominent citizens such as Col. Sam Sharpe were mentioned. The 2014 executive was voted into office. Several binders detailing the history of the Society were out for perusal. Have you forgotten just how much work went into getting this group and museum up and running? Friday night “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” was fun for those participating from both communities. Hosts had no idea who was going to show up, only how many. Fun and feasts were enjoyed! Christian Family Sunday was celebrated. Many mothers looked forward to eating out for once and not doing dishes. Rev. Diane had a furry friend to charm the young at heart. Happy Birthday was sung to Bruce Smith, Bill Richardson and Carol Johnson.

Dorothy Risebrough’s sister Lenora and husband Jim Broughton, spent Saturday evening with her, attending church. The Scott Central Volunteer Luncheon was held last Friday to thank all those who give time to school activities. On May 16 the Heart and Stroke Foundation sponsors a Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops event to raise funds. The Intermediate Band will compete at Wonderland on May 22 in the final Music Festival and, on May 24 the Grade 8s will wash your car as a fundraiser for decorations for the small gym for their graduation exercises. That same day (May 24) there will be a Bag of Books sale at the Zephyr Library. The Zephyr United Church is having a garage sale on June 14, donations gladly excepted. On Thursday, May 15, the Zephyr UC council meets at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Diane will be on study leave next week so, on Sunday, May 25, we enjoy another blended service with Zephyr, at Zephyr, beginning at 9:30 a.m. On Thursday, May 29, the Sandford UCW meets, with the subject being the various services available as we age. All are welcome, starting at 1:30 p.m.; the Book Club meets that evening. Lastly, don’t forget about the Pork BBQ on June 5.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Derw & Jean Short What a beautiful warm and sunny Mothers Day. I hope all moms were treated royally and celebrated their special day. Betty Lou and Don Beacock recently enjoyed a trip to Holland to visit their granddaughter. The Pot Luck supper on May 6 was very well attended. We were happy to welcome new people to the event and I am sure that Seagrave Church will have another gathering in the near future. Many thanks to those who planned the evening. Watch this column for more upcoming events. Sunday Greeters were Jack and Elizabeth Redshaw. Eva and Frank Molnar had their young grandson, Anthony, with them. We welcomed Darlene Hallet back as guest speaker. Rick McAskill lit a candle to thank all those who came out and supported the Pot Luck dinner. Happy Birthday was sung to Chris Acton and Jack Redshaw. Rick and Keih Puckrin handed out carnations to all the ladies in the congregation for Mother’s Day. Darlene read the story of “Love You Forever” to the

children with accompaniment on the guitar by Betty Lou. After the service all adjourned to the hall for Coffee Hour. Thanks to Lorne Dann for the lovely Mother’s Day Cake. Mark your calendars: Tuesday, May 20 - 7 p.m. Survey Committee at Don Real’s home Wednesday, May 21 - 1:30 p.m. Seagrave U.C.W. Meeting at Donna Sweetman’s. Wednesday, May 21 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kawartha Highlands Presbytry at Queen St. United Church in Lindsay. Thursday, May 22 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Opening the Doors to Spirituality Bible Study. May 23 to May 25 Conference Annual Meeting at Baltimore. May 30 to 31 Annual Seagrave Church Yard Sale and U.C.W. Bake Sale. Once again Seagrave Church is fundraising with Otter Greenhouses in Epsom until June 8. When you purchase your spring and summer flowers at Otter’s, mention that you wish to have your purchase go towards

the Seagrave Church Fundraiser. A trip to Class Act Theatre is in the works, with lunch at noon, and the show beginning at 1 p.m. for The Legends of the Beach Boys. The cost is $35 per ticket. Deadline for registering for the show will be Sunday, June 15. Call Betty Somerville at 905-985- 8066 for more information. Jack and Bill is for Matthew Somerville and Andy Pauls “Ragin Cajun Jack and Bill” on Saturday, June 21, from 8 p.m. until late at the Somerville Farm, located at 21300 Simcoe St. in Seagrave - Cajun food, games and prizes. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Len or Betty Somerville at 905-985-8066 or Keith Puckrin at 905-985-2489. Fourth Line Theatre – July 22 and Dr. Bernardos Children and Aug. 19th – Wounded Soldiers. Please let Betty Lou know by May 19th at 905985-3595 if you are interested. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this column. Please send news to mrsdruske@hotmail. com or grammiejean2010@hotmail. com or phone 905-985-9921.

What a beautiful, warm, sunny weekend with families celebrating Mothers’ Day or opening cottages, and farmers are very busy on the land tilling and planting. Spring is here! The track and field day for Greenbank Public School will be held on Thursday, May 15. Good luck, and have fun, to all participants! The Trading Post fundraiser has wrapped up. Thanks to all who supported it. Also, a huge thank you to James Cannon of The Trading Post for all his contributions to the school fundraisers and lunches. They think you and your products are unbeatable. Congrats to this weeks’ Sunshine Winners: Luke M., Kaine R., Will C. It’s only a month until the Hall’s Spring Dance on Saturday, June 14, with live entertainment by ‘The 3rd Round’ and Mitch Tones. Tickets are $15 each or $25 a couple. Call Jenn at 905-439-7616 in advance to reserve your tickets. All proceeds from the Spring Dance go to local organizations. Happy Birthday to Ken Hunter who turned 30 this week! The Annual Youth Canoe Trip will be July 14 to 18 for ages Grade 9 and up. The cost is $100 per participant. To register, please contact Juli at juliconard@gmail.com. Space is limited so act quickly, please! Donations of Canadian Tire Money towards buying supplies for the trip will be appreciated. There is a Drop-in container in entrance of the church. Thank you in advance for your support. Thank You for the April Food Bank items, and to Jim and Judy Gibson for delivering them. Sunday Greeters were Bill and Margaret Ann Lamb. Ted Smith welcomed back speaker Darlene Hallet, and gave accouncements. Mark Puckrin welcomed our new organist and music director Stuart Beaudoin. Stu composed the lovely anthem “Sing For Joy” which the Senior choir sang. The children’s storytime was “Love You Forever” by Robert Munch, so appropriate for Mothers’ Day. The children also gave the Mothers and Grandmothers a carnation each. Pauline Reed spoke of the churches in 110 countries that are a “family” under the umbrella of “The World Council of Chuches”’ which was formed in 1948, with headquarters in Geneva, Switerland. The sermon Message was based on the 23rd Psalm. Come and enjoy Darlene Hallet’s leadership again next Sunday at 11 a.m. The Greenbank Lions are still selling $25 bags of fertilizer and $10 tins of maple syrup, so phone 905-985-3723 to order these this week. Thanks to the community for the support for our metal and electronic collection on May 3. The next one will be held on Saturday Sept. 20, at the Greenback Hall. All the Lions events are found on the Greenbank Lions E-Clubhouse Web Page. The Greenbank Lions are still looking for new members that we can do more service work for local projects. Our meeting on May 21 features an inspiring story by former Greenbank resident Melanie Bruce where she describes the many challenges she has faced and her efforts in the World Organ Donor Games. Everyone is welcome at 7 p.m., at the Greenbank Hall. The Canadian Cancer Society (Durham Region) wraps up its P2P (Person to Person) canvass this month. Thank you to the volunteers who canvassed – Kathy N., Bonnie R., Jessica S., Jessica G., Val H., and to all who supported with donations. As Greenbank’s captain for the past 14 years (and a canvasser); I see and hear how Cancer has affected many, and your generosity gives hope that “Cancer Can Be Beaten”. Thank You! Remember to mention the Greenbank Hall Fundraiser with purchases of flowers at Otter Greenhouses, on Medd Rd. in Epsom.

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SCUGOG ISLAND UNITED CHURCH 19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, May 18 10 a.m. Morning Service Rev. Michelle Hofman

ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 www.stjohnsportperry.com SUNDAY, May 18 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH LENDING A HAND: Operation Scugog Food Bank’s Karen Henkelman (middle) received a monetary donation from Oddfellows’ Chaplain Bill Barr (left) and Ken Dowson on Thursday, May 8. JOE LEBOUTHILLIER The Standard

This Week in

History

20 years ago Port Perry’s Fastball team loses to the Oshawa Juveniles 8-1 in their opening game. 30 years ago A $765,000 addition is approved for Uxbridge Secondary School for the construction of new shops, classrooms and a greenhouse for the school. * A planned pilot project for seat belts in school buses is scrapped by the Durham Board of Education. 40 years ago Scugog councillors debate plans for a new recreation complex in the community. * 1,000 post-secondary students are now able to study English, French as well as second-language immersion with bursaries from the Summer Language Bursary program. 75 years ago Vernon and Vera Asselstine are wed. The pair are still residents of the area, residing at the Port Perry Villa. 100 years ago A group of concerned citizens appears before council in Port Perry requesting increased enforcement of a Provincial law prohibiting young people under 16 years of age from loitering in public places after 9 p.m.

1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry Father Peter Lackmanec MASS SATURDAY - 5 p.m. SUNDAY - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For Mass through the week call the Parish at 905-985-7071

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry newsongportperry.ca Sunday May 18, 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome.

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PORT PERRY BAPTIST CHURCH

2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 www.portperrybaptist.ca Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor Join us for worship this week: SUNDAY SERVICES 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Worship Nursery Care and Jr. Church is available A warm welcome to all

HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Hope Church

Pastor Bernhard VanderVlis SUNDAYS at 10 a.m. Mid-week programs for youth and adults! 14480 Old Simcoe Rd. (Between 7A and Prince Albert) 905-985-9307 hopechurch@powergate.ca www.hopeforportperry.ca

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VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTRE 593 Alma St., Port Perry,

Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop vccpp@powergate.ca www.victorychristiancentre.net Tuesday Youth Meeting and “HEARTBEAT” after school program Friday - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Revival Join us Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m. Prayer 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES

UXBRIDGE TRINITY UNITED CHURCH

20 First Avenue Pastor Kirby Constable 905-852-6213 www.trinityuxbridge.com Sunday, May 18 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 a.m. COME and BE ENGAGED by the GOOD NEWS

SACRED HEART ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

70 Toronto St. North Uxbridge Father John Duffy Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Confessions Saturday 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For Mass through the week call office 905-852-6944

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION

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Minister Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 ascension@powergate.ca www.ascensionportperry.com Sunday, May 18

Fifth Sunday of Easter 10:00 am Eucharist & Anointing Sunday School and Nursery available

PORT PERRY and PRINCE ALBERT UNITED CHURCHES

Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, May 18 Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert 11:30 a.m. Morning Worship Nursery Care and Sunday School Available • www.portperryunited.com

Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

Join us on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A contemporary worship experience in a relaxed environment.

Staff: Dr. Fred Penney, Lead Pastor Brenna Cruickshank, Children’s Ministry Director 1680 Reach Street. - 905-985-4441 website: www.emmanuelcc.ca Emmanuel Community Church: ‘Reaching up to God; Reaching out to our Community,’

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EDITORIAL In service The secret is out, service groups like the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Kinsmen, Royal Canadian Legion and others are facing serious decline in membership, and with it, valuable funding to carry out the many community projects they undertake every year. For generations these service clubs have formed the backbone of many communities and have enriched our lives locally through their numerous charitable contributions such as donation drives in support of local food banks, the Rotary Skate Park in Uxbridge, the annual Lions Club Soap Box Derby in Port Perry and the Remembrance Day ceremonies spearheaded by the Royal Canadian Legion every year. However, as time has marched on, many of these clubs have seen the majority of their members grow old with new, younger members in short supply to replenish their ranks. As well, the cost of insurance has skyrocketed in recent years leading to increased and astronomical costs to carry on events that have been mainstays in the community for generations. In North Durham, there is hope, however. Our communities are bursting with young people willing to take up a wide-variety of charitable causes such as the New Animal Shelter, cancer fundraisers and an assortment of environmental causes. It would appear that many of the young people that call North Durham home know the value of community service, and hopefully over time will join the ranks of these valuable service clubs in the community to carry on the legacy of charity that has done so much for us over many years. It’s better to give than to receive and no one has given more over the years than our local service clubs, and they would be more than happy to receive a few hours of your time to give back to the community.

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Bill 179 - Ombudsman oversight desperately needed To the Editor, Over recent months our local media have highlighted some of the frustrations our business community and residents have experienced with Scugog municipal staff and politicians. The township seems dismissive and peoples’ concerns are not treated with the respect they deserve. Whether the frustration is to do with budget and taxes, infrastructure maintenance, haphazard by-law enforcement, closed meetings, making an old

wall safe or needing a permit to play, a culture of ‘them and us’ has become all too apparent. We understand these frustrations, as Scugog township staff and politicians ignored us and failed to resolve a significant issue, despite local by-laws and our request for an independent commissioner to be involved. In March 2014, the provincial government introduced its Accountability and Transparency Act, Bill 179, which would give the Ontario ombudsman oversight and the

authority to investigate municipalities, giving, as ombudsman Andre Marin put it “...millions of citizens...[somewhere]...to complain about the public bodies that touched their lives most closely. Contrary to the opinion of those in local positions of authority and responsibility, we citizens need a watchdog to protect us. We cannot rely on our politicians, who often compromise their electioneering ideals and promises; nor can we rely on senior town-

ship staff, who are entrenched in their ways and not open to public input. Long gone are the days when an official’s word was their bond. The Accountability Act is long overdue and we strongly believe our township needs the added scrutiny the ombudsman would provide. Municipal administrators claim they are committed to transparency and accountability, but these are just empty words we hear all too often, subject to interpretation and expedience.

Independent oversight would protect taxpayers against our municipalities’ failings. Candidates who do not support Bill 179 may not be the best people to represent us. The upcoming municipal elections (and potential provincial election) give us our most basic democratic right at the ballot box. Let us further that right: seek municipal oversight and show autocracy the door. - Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith

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Walk Softly

Staying in touch...

Geoff carpentier

JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Love is in the air

Farm Federation focused on food, fibre and jobs

Ah spring, a time for flowers and showers, birds and bees, a chorus of frogs, greening of the earth and love at first sight. Well, wild things don’t actually fall in love, for reproduction is a serious business that involves advertising for the sole purpose of mating. We are all very familiar with spring bird songs – those melodic sounds that replace the solitude of winter. Robins, wrens, cardinals, and so many more bring peace to all who listen as they flaunt their flutelike or warbling songs. Other songsters are really more squawkers than singers – the crows and grackles come to mind – not really “ear-pleasing” but song nonetheless. Sparrows fall mid-scale in the singing contests, with some better than others. Song, Fox and White-throated Sparrows are quite melodic, while Savannah and Grasshopper Sparrows are more insect-like in their offerings. But regardless of how well they sing, the purpose is always the same – find, attract and keep a mate, at least until breeding has occurred that is. Male birds are sometimes fickle and other times the best protectors – it really is quite variable. But rest assured they will sing each spring, usually first thing in the morning for extended periods and then periodically throughout the day, often with a shortened evening chorus to reassert their territorial claims. And that brings us to the second primary reason birds sing – to find and keep a territory. There’s no joy it singing, as poets would have you think. Once the female has been found and nesting begins, many males will defend a territory against all intruders and quite aggressively chase interlopers off. With some species it can be quite amusing (to us but not the birds, I’m sure). Have you ever seen a cardinal “fight” with its own image in a reflective window or car mirror? Well it can be quite entertaining as they attack their own reflection repeatedly thinking it is a competitor invading their territory. But spring love is also about other things and watching the birds can be fascinating, for song is coupled with sometimes spectacular aerial flight displays. Hummingbirds do an elaborate pendulum-like flight, where the males zoom back and forth over the female. Woodcock and snipe fly high over wet woods and marshes, “winnowing” or “peenting” to call their mates. Goldfinches also fly high in broad circles vocalizing all the time at high volume. Other birds are more subdued, and may not display aggressively, but each and every one does to some degree – even if it is too subtle for us to see. Spring is also about food. The defense of a territory ensures that a male can find a mate, can breed and that enough food will be available to feed the offspring. Courting birds may also use food in another way occasionally. Courtship feeding is a mating ritual where a male offers a female a food morsel, partly to win her favour, but also to strengthen the growing bond between them. Cardinals and waxwings are particularly adept and often share a berry in a moving moment of “bird love”. Other species do this as well, but the impact is sometimes lost in the food being shared – how appealing is a worm, a squirming fish or a juicy bug? Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! So as you enjoy the unfolding songs of spring, spend a few minutes and listen and enjoy the orchestral offerings of our native birds and maybe you too can see a food sharing moment or even more … as you pry into the private lives of birds in love. Geoff Carpentier is a published author, expedition guide and environmental consultant. Visit Geoff on-line at www.avocetnatureservices.com and on Facebook.

Representatives of Ontario’s farms and agri-businesses visited Queen’s Park last month to discuss their concerns for rural Ontario. One of the key priorities from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is improved access to natural gas services. This would enable farmers and rural businesses to pursue new economic opportunities for Ontario Another concern on the agenda for Ontario farmers is fair property taxation. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is emphasizing that municipal property taxes cover the cost of servicing properties and not direct services to people. The OFA also reminded MPPs that ‘food literacy’ is important. Knowing where our food comes from will help Ontarians to better understand and appreciate the value of locally grown food. A fourth priority from the OFA is training and skills development for the next generation of farmers and skilled agriculture workers in Ontario. The OFA estimates that for every agri-food diploma graduate, two jobs are waiting. For every agri-food degree graduate, there are three potential jobs. This means Ontario’s farm community will benefit from greater support for education and training institutions. In view of the value of education in the agriculture sector, I am very surprised that this government had planned to close the Kemptville and Alfred agriculture colleges. Tougher Vaccine Requirements for New School Year The Province of Ontario says it is strengthening immunization requirements for the 2014/15 school year. This fall, all students attending primary or secondary school will need to have proof of immunization against three more diseases: meningococcal disease, whooping

I bid farewell to all of the Standard readers Hello Standardites. As sad as it is for me to say, this is my final column for The Standard Newspaper. It’s been an incredible seven weeks here. I’ve learned many new things about the newspaper industry and I hope to move on to bigger things. Hopefully you’ll see me on TSN or Sportsnet one day. But let’s get down to business, shall we? I want to touch on a topic Metro News did a two weeks ago. On Wednesday, April 30, Metro introduced a three-part series on a human expedition to Mars that has been proposed within the next 15 years, or so. Yes, it’s that soon from now. Robson Fletcher, a writer for Calgary Metro News, included an interview with Glen Hiemstra in the first part of the series. Hiemstra thinks otherwise about how long it’ll be from now until we successfully land on the ever-so-distant red planet. He says optimistically it’ll happen in the 2030s, not the 2020s. But that’s just optimism. In his opinion, he believes it won’t be until the 2040s or 2050s until we humans have everything we need for the expedition. Further into the article was a quote from Len Rosen, a Toronto-based author. I’d like to share it with you because it really struck me: “Curiosity is a huge part of our human nature.” Really think about that. We’re all curious about something. If Christopher Columbus wasn’t curious, would everyone still think the Earth is flat? Probably not as every human

being has the desire to discover something – anything. So does this mission sound like something you’d like to do? Well, good luck as there have already been 1,000 finalists chosen. Only a select few of them will make it up there. But what’s the catch? There’s a catch to everything nowadays and for this particular event, it means a oneway ticket with no return fare. Now that you’re caught up, let’s talk. This Mars One mission sounds intriguing. According to the Mars One website (www.mars-one.com), their mission is to “establish a human settlement on Mars.” I would like to go up just as much as any of those finalists, but not only do I not have any of the requirements needed, but I also don’t feel like leaving my family behind. I’m a family guy and I can’t even imagine living without daily contact with them. So that being said, I’m officially announcing I am not a finalist. I really don’t think the project will lift off the way they’re planning. I’ve heard they want it done by 2023, I’ve also heard 2019 and 2030. In my opinion, we probably won’t achieve their goal even by 2050. I’d say by the time I’m in a walker or confined to a bed in a hospital nearing the century-age mark is when they’ll successfully be up there. That being said, I’m seeing this happening sometime in the 2080s or 2090s. Why so long from now,

cough and -- for children born in 2010 or later -chickenpox. This is in addition to updated dose requirements for tetanus, diphtheria, polio and mumps immunizations. Requirements for measles and rubella immunizations have not changed. Parents should double check with their doctor, nurse practitioner or local public health unit to ensure their children’s immunization records are up to date. Once the school year begins, parents will be contacted by the local public health unit if catch-up immunizations are required. The province currently publicly funds 21 different vaccines (routine and non-routine) through its provincial immunization program that protects against 16 diseases. Highway 407 East Gets Go-Ahead The Province of Ontario has released a Request for Proposals for the final phase of the Highway 407 East Project. This will extend Hwy. 407 about 22 kilometres eastward from Harmony Rd. to Highway 35/115 in Clarington. This phase of construction will consist of eight interchanges plus a 10-kilometre north-south highway (the East Durham Link) to connect Hwy. 407 to Highway 401. The section from Harmony Road to the East Durham Link is expected to be open in late 2017, with the remaining portions to be completed by late 2020. The first phase of Highway 407 East extends from Brock Rd., in Pickering, to Harmony Road in Oshawa. It is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by late in 2015. I once again question the timetable for completing Highway 407. I am committed to continuing to work with property owners impacted by current Highway 407 plans and future construction.

Cup of Joe

JOE LEBOUTHILLIER The Standard @joelebouth1993

you ask? Well they need equipment that costs (in total) probably more than all Canadian citizens have in their life savings. Would you go up knowing you’d never be able to return to Earth and never see your family again? And here is my farewell part two. I’ve got one novel in progress and another on the side as a Sci-Fi project. I have high hopes it’ll be a New York Times best seller success. The keywords being ‘high hopes’. It’s a zombie-apocalyptic-survival novel. I’m about half way through and I’m still unsure about whether or not it’ll be a series. I have the content to make it so but it’d be cool to have it as a one-off. I want it to be a book that people read as a young adult and love it so much that they read it over and over again, and one day will hand it down to their kids to enjoy. So thank you very much for reading what I have to say and I hope you will all follow and join me in my dream quest to become a Sportsnet analyst. Cheers to all and may your summer be filled with lots of sun and a lot less rain.


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Modern day treasure hunting in North Durham

X MARKS THE SPOT: Cameron Humphrey’s (left) searches for a geocache with his ‘Big Brother’ John Warner (right) in Epsom. Cameron says that his cables in a computer store, BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard or getting lost among the favourite things to do involve sports and activites NORTH DURHAM: wilds of Durham Region. “I got into Big Brothers- that are different from Led by a point on an electronic map, two adventur- Big Sisters about a year- most. He lists Scouts, kaers journey along side roads and-a-half ago. My son be- rate, building computers, and into forests, parks, and came too busy with school playing multiplayer-online marshes in search of their and girls, so I figured I video games, and geocachmodern-day buried trea- would use my extra time ing with John. By looking up the Scugog sure. Once the proverbial X to mentor another young on the map is reached, the person – that’s when I met and Uxbridge areas on the official geocaching website, real challenge begins – lo- Cameron,” explains John. “They [BBBSND] have www.geocaching.com, readcating the pill bottle-sized stash that another seeker an extraordinary matching ers can see the abundance system, they really found of interesting finds within has left before. John Warner, a retired the perfect Little for me, minutes of their homes. “There’s a world-wide IBM employee and Big and Cameron gets to learn community of cachers, and Brothers Big Sisters men- a lot,” says John. Smiling, John and Camer- I know of several hundred tor, and his ‘Little’ 13-yearold Cameron Humphreys, on share a story from when caches just in Scugog and are geocachers – they spend John went to the BBBS offic- Uxbridge alone,” says John. weekends teaming up on es to register for mentoring “The best part is that it’s electronic treasure hunts, and said “If the kid enjoys very accessible. All you need and hiding their own finds. playing hockey and baseball, is a GPS unit and a good They search for dead- he’s going to hate me – I pair of shoes to start your adventure. North Durham drops known as caches – build computers!” which can be as small as a film-canister, or as large as a suitcase. The objective of the worldwide sport is to take something with you, leave something behind, and sign a logbook with your name and date – some items, known as trackables, can be registered on-line to follow their progress around the world. “The fun part of geocaching is finding unique hiding spots and making it tricky – it really makes you think,” says John. “Sometimes people will lead you to beautiful clearings, marshes, and make you really pay attention to the historic buildings in our community.” This outside-the-box duo enjoys hiding stashes for other geocachers, John’s most recent location is cleverly hidden inside of a tree - details omitted to protect its security. As self-proclaimed technocrats, John and Cameron have little interest in hockey or baseball, they find themselves at home among a labyrinth of wires and

is full of hidden sites and treasures, if you only know where to look.” Not only a fun way to spend an day outdoors and get some exercise, geocaching can teach people young and old a little something about nature, navigation, and the local community. “Geocaching has shown me some really cool things,” says Cameron. “One of my favourite caches was wrapped in magnets and hidden underneath a sign – I think that’s the same day we found a whole group of wild turkeys and animals I never saw before.” The sport of geocaching had its inception in 2000, when Bill Clinton, thenU.S. president, put an end to the scrambling of GPS satellite signals - which allowed civilian use of the former military technology. Dave Ulmer, a member of Usenet newsgroup, hid a box of trinkets in the woods near his home and posted coordinates and a challenge to find the box. Since this original stunt, geocaching has spread across the globe – reaching heights like the peak of Mt. Everest, and the depths of ocean trenches. Essentially a choose-your-own adventure, caches around North Durham range from simple grab-and-goes in plain sight, to multi-cache trails - which take seekers on a journey, each cache holding a clue to

the location of the next. To begin, simply visit www.geocaching.com and create a free account. Smart-phone apps can be used to find nearby caches, and handheld GPS units can improve the experience with accuracy and path finding tools. Don’t have a GPS unit of

your own? The Region of Durham has partnered with the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority to loan GPS units to budding cachers. Information can be found online at www.cloca. ca/geocaching, by phoning 905-579-0411, or by visiting the CLOCA office at 100 Whiting Ave. in Oshawa.

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BY LAND AND SEA: The team from Canterbury Common has been training hard in preparation for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival on lake Scugog on Saturday, June 21. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Uxbridge native Scott Simmonds was recently named the Ontario Hockey League’s (OHL) Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy winner for being the league’s Humanitarian of the Year. Dan Snyder Trophy winners are recognized for their work within the community that is in, or surrounds, the hockey team. And in this case, it’s the Quinte Region. Over his career with the Bulls, Simmonds has continually made time for community outreach programs and has visited schools, fundraisers, retirement homes and special needs programs during his four-year tenure with the OHL’s Belleville Bulls. “It’s a tremendous honour to be mentioned in the same sentence as a player with the integrity of Dan Snyder,” Simmonds said in a press release. “Like Dan, I’ve had the privilege of playing in one of the league’s smaller markets where it’s easy to make new friendships with fans you get to see at and away from the rink on a regular basis. I can’t thank the OHL, the Bulls organization and fans across Quinte region enough for the great experiences and friendships I’ve had over the past four years.” Simmonds was lauded by Bulls Coach and General Manager George Burnett for his work in the community, which has earned the reputation of a quality teammate and upstanding citizen. “Scott has always been the first guy to volunteer for community functions and is an engaging personality with the fans. He has represented our hockey club well over the past four seasons and made significant contributions to the community as a veteran and leader with the team,” said Burnett. “He takes a lot of pride in being a Bull and has never looked for recognition despite his strong contributions.” It wasn’t just the OHL that recognized Simmonds’ work off the ice, but the team’s fans as well. Along with being a finalist for the OHL’s Ryobi Hardest Working Player of the Year award, he received the Bulls’ 2014 Jake Gilmour Award as voted by Bulls fans. The Jake Gilmour Award is voted on by the fans for embodying hard work, character and discipline on and off the ice. Among other things Simmonds has done for the Quinte Region and its hockey fans, he befriended a young fan whom he purchased a pair of gloves for with his Bulls Pro Shop card that he, and the other Bulls players, had received as a Christmas present from the team. He also helped a young lady skate for the very first time during a community skate with Pathways to Independence. Simmonds has also raised money for charities. Such as $10,000 for the Ontario Lung Association for the Bulls’ annual event ‘Bowling with the Bulls’. He also helped raise

REBELS TAME TIGERS: Port Perry’s ‘Orange Crush’ Jacob Durham powers past an Uxbridge SS tackler during the Rebels’ 19-10 victory over the Tigers in a LOSSA Midget rugby clash between the North Durham rivals in Port Perry on Monday, May 12. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard $4,700 during the ‘Breakfast with the Bulls’ event in support of the Quinte Children’s Foundation. Other events he’s helped out with were, the ‘Pucks for Paws’ fundraising initiative for Hillcrest Animal Hospital and food collection at the Santa Claus Parade. “Scott displays the community values we love to see in our players,” said Bulls Community Relations Coordinator Josh Sweetland. “As a community-centred team, we encourage our guys to get involved and serve the Quinte region. Scott has done an outstanding job, being a great example to our younger players on exactly how that is done.” Simmonds is the fifth Bulls player to receive the Dan Snyder Trophy, joining Andrew Gibbons, Michael Mole, David Silverstone and Craig Mills. On Thursday, May 8, the OHL’s overseeing league, the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), named their 2013-14 award nominees. Simmonds was announced as one of the three nominees for the Cooper Tires Humanitarian of the Year Award alongside Charles-David Beaudoin of the QMJHL’s Drummondville Voltigeurs and Sam Fioretti of the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors. The CHL Awards will be held on May 24, where Simmonds looks to receive yet another award. With files from Darryl Knight

Uxbridge’s Scott Simmonds accepts the Jake Gilmour award as Belleville Bulls’ Humanitarian of the Year. Simmonds was also named OHL Humanitarian of the Year recently. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Uxbridge’s Quaker Village Public School Mustangs recently galloped to a Durham Elementary Athletic Association (DEAA) Junior Girls basketball championship. The Mustangs’ championship quest began in mid-April at a local tournament, and culminated with an exhilarating win against Port Perry’s SA Cawker PS Eagles in the championship game. The Mustangs’ march to the title began with the Sweet 16, which was held on April 28 in Oshawa. Entering the tournament, Quaker Village was ranked as the number-one team in Durham Region. In their opening game of the tournament, they defeated Oshawa’s Waverly PS, and later downed Winchester PS from Brooklin in the quarterfinals to set up a meeting with Pickering’s Frenchman’s Bay PS in the Final 4. The Mustangs dominated the game en route to a win, and advanced to set up a ‘Battle of North Durham’ for the DEAA championship against SA Cawker in the Finals, which was contested on May 1, in Ajax. The game stayed close throughout the first half, until the third quarter when Quaker Village was able to pull away to win by a final score of 25–12 and claim the 2014 championship. “Perseverance, hard work and determination paid off as it is the first time that the junior girls team (Grades 4-6) won the DEAA basketball championships”, said coach Mrs. Beattie. “Thank you for the girls coming to school early in the mornings to practice and a special thank you for the parents for all the driving.”

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vertical-joe Last week was the Canadian Mental Health Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (CMHA) Mental Health week across Canada. There are many people with their own stories with their own struggles. On Friday, May 9, Prince Albert Public School played host to Fighting The Truth mentor, Paul Renaud. Fighting The Truth is a not-for-profit organization that helps and supports young hockey players dealing with mental health issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We received nothing but positivity from the teachers and students today,â&#x20AC;? said Renaud. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They all enjoyed the

presentation and got talking about it. I loved how the school was buzzing with feedback.â&#x20AC;? Fighting The Truthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story starts back when Paul was just 11-years-old. Between the ages of 11 and 13, Paul was physically and sexually abused. For the next two years, that horrible experience left Paul turning to drugs. Eventually, he was getting stoned and playing hockey at the same time. When he was 15, Renaud had a hockey game one night. But with everything that was going on in Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d gotten stoned before the game. After the game ended, and Paul had played stoned, he received word that a hockey scout had come to watch the game. When heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d heard this news, he â&#x20AC;&#x153;hung [his] head.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was my breaking point,â&#x20AC;? Paul said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when I turned to alcohol. I was drinking all the time.â&#x20AC;?

Fast-forward several years to November 1, 2009. This date, as well as November 3, 2009, are very special dates to Paul. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On my birthday (Nov. 1) I received a copy of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Playing With Fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Theo Fleury,â&#x20AC;? said Paul. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And two days later ,I quit. I quit everything. I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turned back since.â&#x20AC;? In early March of this year the horrifying news broke about the finding of former OHL player Terry Traffordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body in his own truck at the far end of a Walmart parking lot in Saginaw, Michigan after being cut by the OHLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saginaw Spirit. That situation drove Paul to be proactive and do something. Thus, Fighting The Truth was born with the help of Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good friend, and Port Perry native Corey Bricknell, the group will continue its tour of local schools in the coming weeks with more presentations planned in Brock Township and Uxbridge.

Public Notice 2014 Municipal Election Nominations and Candidate Campaigns The Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, provides that every person who proposes to be a candidate for the Office of Regional Chair in the 2014 Municipal Election to be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 shall file a Nomination Paper with the Regional Clerk. The Municipal Elections Act further provides that a candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election campaign period for the Office of Regional Chair begins on the day he/she files a nomination for the office. No contributions shall be made to or accepted by or on behalf of the candidate and no expenses may be incurred by or on behalf of a candidate prior to filing the prescribed Nomination Paper with the Regional Clerk. Money, goods and services given to and accepted by or on behalf of a person for his/her election campaign are contributions. Take notice that nominations will be received by the Regional Clerk for the municipal election to be held on October 27, 2014 for the Office of Regional Chair. Nominations for the Office of Regional Chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham must be filed in the Office of the Regional Clerk, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A3. Fighting the Truth mentor Paul Renaud addresses students at Prince Albert Public School on Friday, May 9, sharing his story and encouraging students to engage in conversations about mental health. JOE LEBOUTHILLIER The Standard

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ARIES (March 20-April 19):Conflicts may arise over money, especially monies you share with a partner. Settle outstanding debts and review insurance policies and estate plans. Find an outlet for your intense emotions.

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TAURUS (April 19-May 20): Put limits on people who want to take up too much of your time. If you feel you need to be healed in some area of your life, why not join a self-help group? Take a break from it all and get away for a weekend. GEMINI (May 20-June 21): Because overindulgence in food, sugar and alcohol can take a toll on your health, check out a holistic health remedies. Pay close attention to your own nutritional needs. Establish good health habits. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take time for quiet pleasures such as reading, cooking or home decorating. Get rid of bottled up tensions by using your creative gifts. Schedule time to pursue leisure activities. Join a stained glass class. LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): Avoid burnout, by delegating household chores to other family members. Create a beautifuly garden this Spring. Achieve a balance between home and family duties and the demands of your work. VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): You cannot think clearly if you do not express your emotions. Get in touch with your feelings, by writing regularly in a journal. Plan activities with family and friends. Invite neighbours over for a backyard barbeque.

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LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): Learn to love yourself and take pride in your many accomplishments. Value yourself for who you are and not just for your money. Pamper yourself, even if it means spending extra money. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): You could experience a shift in a close, personal relationship. If you are in favour of the change, you will react in a positive way, but if you have difficulty making the adjustment, you can go through some emotional turmoil. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Schedule time for personal introspection. Relax and nurture the needs of your spirit. Confide in a close and trusted friend. Clean up the clutter at home and give yourself more breathing space. Take up Yoga. CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): Take on a board position in a group you believe in or accept a team leader position at work. Write out and evaluate your future goals. Network with people who can help you to move ahead on the job.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): Your managers are well aware of your skills and talents, so put them out there for all the world to see. If you own your own business, you will attract many more clients. Monetary rewards are on their way. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): What you think and communicate to others will have impact. Blessed with a strong desire to learn, you should encourage your children to excel in school. Book a trip to an exotic destination.

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IN MEMORIAM FRANCIS HENRY MOLE (Veteran WW II) Born July, 16, 1923 in St. Albans, England. Passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his home in Utica, at age 90. Francis Mole, beloved husband of the late Eileen (nee Grey). Loved father of Barry (Adele) of Whitehorse, Yukon, Michael (Donna) of Utica, and Nigel (Katy) of Kawartha Lakes. Loving grandfather of Michelle, Patrick, Nathan, Adeline and Emily and great grandfather of Cash. Dear brother of Doll Grey (deceased), Queenie Beatlestone (deceased) and Bett Turner. The Family will have a Private Family gathering to celebrate his life. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque through the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905985-2171) to the Prostate Cancer Canada. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.waggfuneralhome.com

IN MEMORIAM WILSON, Brenda Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away May 17, 2009. It is lonely here without you, We miss you more each day, For life is not the same to us, Since you were called away, If we could have one lifetime wish, One dream that could come true, We would pray to God with all our hearts, For yesterday and you. Loving you always, Tom, Mike and Rene Patt Kerry, and families

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BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly The Sacrament of Baptism was conducted by Rev. Linda Saffrey at the United Church when Dorothy Jean Marie Obstfeld-Adams daughter of Nathan and Heidi and Ryan James Moore son of Todd and Janet Moore were received. Both the Junior and Senior Choirs offered special music for Mother’s Day. St. John’s Anglican Church is holding a Trunk/Yard Sale on Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be lots of treasures for sale as well as plants and a bake sale. The rain date for this event is June 7. The church is also looking for copies of articles to update their history of 175 years. They will welcome news articles or photos with descriptions. Grandparents Pat and George Obstfeld and Michelle and David Adams hosted a family gathering hosted a family gathering at the Obstfeld home in honour of Dorothy baptism, guests were great grandmother Marie, great grandmother Marie McIntosh, Mike and Nicole Scott, Carter and Chloe, Terry Robinson, Ken and Brian Bray, Janet and Joseph Brusco, Julie Obstfeld and Shirley Gibson. Dorothy’s dress was make from her mother Heidi’s wedding dress. Neil Bailey is home recuperating nicely following surgery this past week. Immediate family and close friends gathered at the Port Perry Villa to celebrate Vernon and Vera Asselstine’s 75th wedding anniversary. Congratulations, Vern and Vera!! Plans are underway for the annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament at Summerlea Golf Course for the Cartwright Sports and Recreation Inc. on Saturday, May 31.

Youth Council seeks voice BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: The youth of the Region sought representation in North Durham on Monday, May 12. With delegations at both Scugog and Uxbridge council chambers, Kyle Fitzgerald (Chair of the Durham Youth Council) asked North Durham’s municipal governments to aid in their representation of Durham’s young people. “Our elected council and appointed board of directors seek one goal,” said Fitzgerald. “We want to keep a pulse on young people, and be closely involved with the municipalities of Durham, and make our voice heard.” Fitzgerald and the DYC requested that Township’s supply a meeting space for their monthly council sessions, which circulate through all eight municipalities, as well as funding for community events – such as the Movie in the Park event - planned for Palmer Park in the near future. “The cost of meeting spaces and event funding is prohibitive to the DYC,” said Fitzgerald. “Since we are a not-for-profit organization, we strongly rely on the support of donors.” Citing a slow start in 2010, the DYC is working closely with students at Port Perry High School, and receiving donations from both Big Brothers Big Sisters North Durham and Vos’ Independent Grocer. Moving forward, the DYC plans to expand contact with preexisiting local groups and circulate flyers throughout North Durham high schools. Councillors were very supportive of the movement, and happy to see youth engaged in local politics. “Providing a meeting space could be arranged to accommodate your office,” said Scugog’s Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew. “We’ll also get you the application forms to cover the costs of renting Palmer Park.”


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Port Perry’s own Matthew Bailey playing NXNE festival BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

SCUGOG: One of Port Perry’s own will be playing in Toronto’s North by Northeast (NXNE) festival this year, celebrating his unique sound as the guitarist of Animal Parts. Local artist Matthew Bailey has a bright future ahead. Bailey, who grew up in Port Perry’s Castle Harbour Dr. area and graduated from Port Perry High School’s Class of 2006, is currently enrolled in Humber College for Guitar and plays in the hit indiefolk band Animal Parts. NXNE, an annual culture and music festival which takes over Toronto’s downtown core every June, will celebrate its 20th year in 2014 with a ten-day spread of music, art, comedy, and film. “It feels amazing to be a part of such a huge festival,” said Bailey. “I love NXNE because it recognizes smaller artists, and it’s an exciting time to be a music-lover and music-maker.” With what has been described as a jumping stage presence, and lyrics which every music critic

All five members of the new indie-folk underdog Animal Parts, featuring Matt Bailey of Port Perry, Joshua Cockerill, Aaron Comeau, Devon Henderson and Rich Knox. The group SUBMITTED PHOTO will be playing Toronto’s NXNE festival this year. has referred to as ‘beautiful vocal shredding,’ Animal Parts is set to melt some faces and charm some hearts this year. “We’re very collaborative,” said Bailey. “Everyone has a musical voice and we change and grow

our music together. It’s amazing to push towards the same goal and play a festival like NXNE with your friends.” The indie underdog, which began as a sole project by frontman Joshua Cockerill, expanded in

2010 to include some of Cockerill’s dearest friends – who would often see shows and jam together in their free time. The band consists of Cockerill on guitar and vocals, Matthew Bailey on guitars, Aaron Comeau

on keys, Devon Henderson on bass, and Rich Knox on drums. “The themes of moving away from a small town like Port Perry carry strongly through our music,” said Bailey. “Whenever we write or play new music, I’m always taken back to music class at Port Perry High School.” In January of 2013, Matthew released his first solo-album, Tendrils and will be recording two new EPs this summer. Bailey’s solo work can be discovered at www.matthewbailey.bandcamp.com. Bailey has one piece of advice for musicians and garage-bands in North Durham; Don’t Give Up. “If you work hard, practice your sound, and really pound the pavement – you’ll get recognized,” said Bailey. “In this age of digital music and online sharing, you don’t need to know a producer. Work on and perfect your sound, and have a good time doing it.” Music and further information on Animal Parts can be found on the band’s website at www.animalpartsmusic.com.

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Colin Mochrie, Whose Line is it Anyway star, will be presenting a night of comedy and improv on June 28. DURHAM: ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ star, Colin Mochrie, is coming to Durham Region for one night only! Taking place at the Harmony Creek Community Centre, located at 15 Harmony Rd. N. in Oshawa, on Saturday June 28, at 8 p.m. The audience is in for a real treat when Durham Improv hits the stage with Colin and special guest Peter Wildman (from CBC’s The Frantics). “Colin and I have been trying to find a date that would work

with his busy schedule,” explains Durham Improv owner, Stephanie Herrera, “Peter Wildman is a good friend of mine so I asked him to come join us in the improv portion of the show and as a bonus he’ll be opening with music from The Frantics’ library of comedy songs.” Since moving to Caesarea from Toronto, Stephanie has made it her mission to bring attention to the talented comedians living in the Durham Re-

gion, “When I moved to Lake Scugog and discovered there wasn’t an improv community I decided to start one. It has grown to include interactive dinner theatre shows (like the ones she ran at the Jester’s Court in Port Perry), corporate training (like with the Durham Region police and the Township offices of Whitby and Scugog), programs in various schools and through Community Living (where she was recognized with a “Citizen of Distinction” award last year), and now I also book the stand-up comedy nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, which is another great opportunity to showcase the talent in Durham while bringing the bigger names from TO.” The show with Colin will also have Second city alumni join in, including musical director Chris New, who will allow for some improvised singing. In addition to the show, Stephanie has put together

a workshop, with Colin, for her advanced improv students and members of a group she co-founded called the Improv Alliance. “People who have been studying with me for years are dying to get a chance to work with people like Colin so this is their opportunity to play with him,” Herrera adds, “It’s also part of the mandate we have with the Improv Alliance: to give opportunities to improv groups all over Ontario to learn and play with experts in the field.” Stephanie has been busy bringing in actors, directors, casting directors, agents, and coaches, in her “Guest Expert Series” and this show is something she would like to see more of in the future. Tickets for this night of comedy can be purchased in advance through www. durhamimprov.com or by contacting Stephanie at info@durhamimprov.com or (647) 899-3342. The show is general seating and there will be a cash bar.


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The latest Spider Man reboot is far from amazing THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 (**) Let me begin by stating that The Amazing Spider Man (2012) was the single most unnecessary big studio film of the last ten years. Made just four years after Spider Man 3 (2008) with Tobey Maguire as the web swinging super hero, did we really need a reboot of the franchise? The first two films Spider Man (2002) and Spider Man (2004) were widely considered to be two of the best such films ever made, with solid performances, and wild effects that stunned happy audiences. For fifteen years the idea of a Spider Man film had been floating around wit James Cameron attached at one point, the directing job finally falling to Sam Raimi, who made the first two films of the first trilogy, each superb. Why did we need another Spider Man/Peter Parker so soon after the last film had ended? Gosh the closing credits had barely finished when they announced it was happening without Magu-

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finest Superman ever put on film. The depth which Robert Downey Jr. brings to Iron man is what makes that series so wildly entertaining. The Amazing Spider Man (2012) has one thing going for it, Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, that’s it. Unless we are going to get picky about the advances in computer generated effects. We were told the same story we had been told in 2002 with a few minor changes, and less entertainment value. The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014) is a mess of a movie but will make millions because the fanboys have been talking about for two years and waiting with bated breath. What is Jamie Foxx doing in this film? Like a lot of major actors he decided playing a villain in a major blockbuster would broaden his fanbase. The Academy Award winner takes a bath with electric eels in this film, by accident of course, and emerges Electro, an electricity throwing maniac, no longer thrilled with Spider Man. And of course The Green Goblin is back. Played in the first film by

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