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the most, and the most passionate, support of its submission at the Kraft Hockeyville website – krafthockeyville.cbc.ca – where people are encouraged to upload anecdotes, stories, photos and videos demonstrating why they think their town is the one to beat. This is the eighth year for the Kraft Hockeyville promotion. The last time Prescott entered the contest, in 2012, the Fort Town went much farther than anyone expected, and the effort engendered more excitement and enthusiasm among residents than the town has seen in years. “What took place here two years ago was amazing,� says

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Brockville and District Shrine Club members show off Fezzy, the ‘Love to the Rescue Ambassador’, Jan. 16. The mission of the newly introduced Teddy is to raise funds as well as awareness for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shrine clubs and units can purchase Fezzy and donate them to hospitals and organizations, or members of the public can purchase the stuffed bear as well by visiting www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Fezzy. From left, Brockville and District Shrine Club Nobles Howard Hanna, David Oltmann, President Paul Perkins, treasurer Bob Booth, John MacGillivray (in front, centre), second vice Alf Nurse and Joe Maggio, first vice. Missing from photo is Gary Tristram, secretary.

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Events – The fourth annual Delta Winterfest will feature plenty to do for the entire family, Feb. 1. The Delta Athletic and Recreation Society (DARS) is gearing up for the event, which will feature family skating, games, races for children, hockey games and much more at the Delta Recreation Centre and rink. “Everything is free, but donations are welcome,� Mariska Kriebel, with the DARS committee explained. The day will be full of fun for the family, but it also serves as a fundraiser for DARS. A total of $20,000 has been raised from the first three Winterfests as well as from other activities, toward its $60,000 goal to put a new ice surface in the recreation centre rink. A thermometer will be on display during Winterfest to show the campaign progress thus far. The day begins at noon and runs to 9 p.m. featuring a canteen, hot food, drinks, goodies,

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a 50/50 draw, chuck a puck, a raffle to win a hockey net, prizes and more. Noon to 1 p.m. will be family skating on the rink; 1 to 4 will be time for games, races for the children as well as a hockey game for children 13 years of age and younger. Also players from the Smiths Falls Jr. A Bears will be joining in. From 4 to 5 p.m. will be the old-timers’/young players’ hockey game, and 5 to 7 will be family skating. To shake things up, “additional prizes for the oldest or youngest, largest family, funniest or most original dressed person,� are up for grabs. Everything takes place at the Delta Rink, 47 Recreation Drive.

The event is weather permitting, but organizers are quite confident they will have the ice required. If for some reason the event has to be postponed, DARS will keep the public updated through its Facebook page. “I hope we get a lot of people out to Winterfest,� Kriebel said. It is hoped folks will come out to take part, not just from Delta, but Elgin, Kingston and environs. The surface for the rink at this point has cracks and potholes, and is in dire need of replacement. Committee members have been hard at work looking for grant funding, and reaching out to the community as much as possible. Every dollar goes towards the campaign goal to resurface the rink. Kriebel noted any group looking for exclusive use of the ice surface can do so in exchange for a donation. “We have a good base of volunteers, we just need the money,� she commented. The rink itself provides a “Good bonding (experience) for

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NEWS ey Night in Canada and, perhaps best of all, the privilege of hosting an NHL preseason game. Adding his considerable celebrity to the launch last Sunday was Prescott’s own NHL Hall of Famer, Leo Boivin, who played with the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs in the late 1950s and 60s. Joining Veltkamp and Mayor Brett Todd on stage at the rink that bears his name, Boivin threw his support behind the town’s campaign. “I hope we can put this all together and win this thing,” he said. The mayor was equally bullish as to Prescott’s claim to being the best hockey town in Canada. “We’re Prescott,” said Todd. “We are hockey.” And Boivin wasn’t the only erstwhile superstar to grace the stage. Barry Greene, the former lead singer of The Graduates, a hugely popular local band in the 1950s, took to the microphone and performed a theme song he wrote in support of the town’s 2012 Hockeyville entry. The song can be found on Youtube.

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Mayor Brett Todd (left) and organizer Chris Veltkamp (right) flank NHL Hall of Famer and Prescott resident Leo Boivin during a rally last Sunday in support of the Fort Town’s bid to be named Kraft Hockeyville. Kraft Hockeyville website is midnight Feb. 9, and up to that time, Prescott campaign organizers will be doing all they can to keep spirits high and drum up support. The first event in aid of the campaign takes place this Saturday, Jan. 25. A hockey game between the Prescott Flyers and the Westport Rideaus at the Leo Boivin Community Centre will be the community’s big chance to show its civic pride and demonstrate to the folks in Toronto that Prescott is hockeyville. “We’re going to try to pack the place,” says Veltkamp. Organizers hope a big and boisterous crowd will fill the building. Kids wearing a jersey will be admitted free of charge, and there will be music and entertainment during both intermissions. And, as will be the case at every event associated with Prescott’s Hockeyville campaign, there will be an opportunity to contribute to Prescott’s Food For All Food Bank. Organizers hope to collect at least 2014 Kraft food products from all

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St. John Ambulance recognizes its vital volunteers Dumbrille joined the Brockville St. John Ambulance Brigade more than 50 years ago to support the organization. “I went to one of the meetings and was elected to be recording secretary and I have been that ever since,� he said. According to Dumbrille, Caring for Our Community is a one-time campaign to erase the mortgage on the building and also to establish a foundation in memory of the late John Ross Matheson, who was one of the founding members, 55 years ago. “They want to raise $350,000 over nine months,� said Dumbrille. In fact, the launch of Caring for Our Community Capital campaign is taking place at C.J.’s Banquet Hall, Brockville on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast kick-off. This is an opportunity for the fundraising committee to be announced, as well as for the plans for raising the funds to be revealed.

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News – To begin celebrating 55 years of existence and to start its Caring for Our Community Campaign, St. John Ambulance Leeds, Grenville and Lanark re-established a longstanding tradition of attending a church service at St. John’s United Church, Brockville, on Sunday, Jan. 12 for its annual Church Parade. Robert MacNaull piped the St. John Ambulance brigade to their seats with Rev. Dr. Heather Froats welcoming the guests. Froats compared the volunteerism and service of St. John Ambulance to the work of Jesus and how they both help in caring for people. “Volunteerism and caring in the community is exactly what Jesus asked them to do and in our scripture today his last word to his disciples was ‘to love one another as I have loved you’,� said Froats, “and that is basically what they (St. John Ambulance) are doing.� David Dargie, fundraising chair for Caring for Our Community fundraising campaign invited the St. John Ambulance brigade to this special service with a request that unit chief Bud Eyre participate by explaining the history of the organization, as well as to perform some magic. “The theme is that Magic is Within All of Us,� said Eyre, “that obviously comes from Jesus Christ. I’ve been volunteering with St. John Ambulance for 37 years and I’ve been doing magic a lot longer.� Eyre said that one thing that needs to be understood is that Jesus is coming back someday with the day and hour unknown. As for the history of St. John Ambulance, it was mentioned that this organization is recognized in 39 countries around the world, with its roots founded in the Christian Order of St. John in 1877 in the United Kingdom. As for Eastern Ontario, there are only

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St. John Ambulance Leeds, Grenville and Lanark re-established its annual event with a Church Parade at St. John’s United Church in Brockville, on Sunday, Jan. 12. Those members of the St. John Ambulance brigade, board members and the capital campaign Caring for Our Community team consisted of (left to right, back row), Erin Vallentgoed, Doug Labron, Craig McQuitty, Adam Parker, Bud Eyre, Hope Neal, Shane Savage, Kim Eyre, Tamara Milford, Deborah Coligan, Steve Price, Clint Thompson, Vera Dulysh. In the front row seated, (left to right) are David Dargie, Rev. Dr. Heather Froats, Caring for Our Community campaign chair Richard Dumbrille, St. John’s United Church congregation member Pat Markovich, Laura Noonan and piper Richard MacNaull. four brigades, namely, Ottawa, Kingston, Cornwall and Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. These local volunteers are committed to teaching, as well as practicing medical first aid with ambulance services at public events. “Last year we did over 10,000 hours (in volunteering) with 25 members,� said Eyre. “We all have jobs, we all have our lives and we all go out and do this on our weekends and evenings, which is time away from our families. So I’m very thankful for the community

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Grant opens door for more students to attend local museum Brockville schools must register by March 10 to confirm space at Fulford Place News – Fulford Place Museum is extending an opportunity to Brockville schools to spark student curiosity in local history. The national historic site has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Ross W. McNeil Foundation, which will pay for transportation of two classes from each school in Brockville to the museum. “It is an invaluable experience for local students to come somewhere in their own community and learn about local history,� Kelleyanne MacKenzie-Walker, of the museum, explained. Transportation will be provided by Howard Bus Line. Interested schools must confirm their interest and call to reserve a time by March 10, “or their funding will be re-allocated to another participating school.� With the cost of transportation covered, the only cost left for the school program will be $4.52 per student. Schools will have their choice of programming offered at the museum. “We have brand new programs developed over the last year,� MacKenzie-Walker noted. Programs are for students in grades 2 to 12: three are offered and all are based on the local curriculum. Interested teachers should approach their principals, or call the museum for more information – 613-498-3003. “We think they will like the program,� emphasized Pam Brooks, of Fulford

Place. “Over the past year Fulford Place has been dedicated to creating curriculumbased education programs that meet the needs of local schools. With a variety of programs including media studies, history, art‌. There is something of value for every teacher and class to experience,â€? notes a letter Fulford Place sent out to local principals. Programs offered through Fulford Place include Up Close with Art for grades 2 to 12. The program, according to a museum brochure, features an exploration of the Fulfords’ “extensive art collection through interactive activities.â€? A second program entitled, Innovative Advertising is geared for grades 7

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I would like to thank the people who supported the Salvation Army and the Gananoque Food Bank. I am the kettle coordinator of the (Gananoque) Salvation Army kettle drive and because of the generosity of the people donating money and the many people who volunteered to sit at the kettle, we were able to meet our quota. We will be able to continue to support the many programs in the community. We couldn’t have done it alone. Christ Church gave us two weeks of coverage. Some people sat many times. There were even people

who challenged there friends to volunteer. I am vice president at the food bank and the donations of food, money, grocery cards was absolutely over whelming. The area schools were wonderfully generous in their collections. Bickertons donated turkeys and hams enough that every family could enjoy one for Christmas. Different corporate organizations raised money and/ or food for us. Individuals gave generously. To all those who participated thank you for the kindness, the compassion. Joanne Lancaster

Editorial – Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it. And, for the past few months – which have felt like the past few years, to be honest – we have come to realize that we couldn’t do anything about it if we tried. Most recently, it is a polar vortex, forcing down temperatures to the -40 degree mark on the prairies. That’s -40 either way you cut it – that’s the point where both Celsius and Fahrenheit converge. For all intents and purposes, while it is still possible, it doesn’t get any colder than that. Before the New Year, it was Toronto’s Ice Storm, followed quickly by thousands of fellow Ontarians freezing in the dark. And we have lost count of just how much crummy weather like snow, and freezing rain, people in the Maritimes have received over the last few weeks. All of this to say that we need to be prepared whether in downtown Toronto or rural Leeds & Grenville. The hydro crews can only work so hard. Having an emergency preparedness kit is essential. It’s like brakes on your car – seemingly superfluous for 90 per cent of driving, until you really, really need them. Make sure that you have at least 72 hours worth of food and other non-perishable provisions on hand to make it through. Batteries for flashlights, warm blankets, even candles can do in a pinch to keep frostbite from setting in. There are numerous resources online to point you towards a list of items to have in your kit, including getprepared.gc.ca. You can even download and print out a form that you can then fill-in-the-blanks. It even has a video of how to prepare a family emergency kit, for visual learners. You don’t need to do this all at once. Take on one assignment a week, and by the end of the month, you’ll be ready for anything – then lean back and hope that you never need to use it.

Marguirite gets her pay back for being a show-off Lifestyle - It was the year bad Marguirite appeared at the Northcote School all decked out in a white fur coat. She vowed it was the most expensive fur you could buy, but my brother Emerson and his best friend Cecil, after examining it closely, said it was nothing but plain rabbit. The very thought of the number of precious little rabbits, which I loved with a passion, who had lost their fur to make that coat, was enough to turn my stomach! And certainly didn’t do anything to make me like Marguirite any better! It was also the year we had more snow than anyone could remember. It was banked all around the school yard. And at the back, where a board fence separated the yard from the open-air rink, the Senior Fourth boys had piled the snow high, creating a slide that only went downwards about six or seven feet, but it was enough to give us lots of fun at recess, sliding down

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people to grow and learn,� Carter said of the YMCA’s mission. This program fits nicely into that mandate. Referencing the Community Cooking program out of the Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto, as the basis used for the local program, Carter noted, “As a society, we are losing our ability to feed ourselves, which leads to a loss of social connection and a growing reliance on unhealthy, processed and fast foods. When people get together to cook, opportunities for new skills, new friends and healthier eating abound.� The materials from the Stop program, also explained, the program’s aims were to “Promote healthy cooking at home,� and to “Foster new friendships� among others. For further information or to register Submitted photo for the program please call the YMCA of Brockville and Area at 613-342-7961,

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“One Step at a Time,” all the way to top of Mount Kilimanjaro By JAN MURRAY

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The team will be led by Shawn Dawson. explained. “After I completed the seven summits, I decided to continue the mission of Dream Mountains and committed to lead three charity climbs on behalf of the Foundation.” In 2011 he led a team up Kilimanjaro; in 2012 the Everest BASE Camp in Nepal and in 2013 to Machu Pichu, Inca Trail in Peru. After this, Dawson decided he would continue through one more cycle of climbs. This year’s climb is Kilimanjaro, 2015 will be Everest base and 2016 will see him take a team once again to Machu Pichu. For this year’s group, after almost 26 hours in the air, they will land in Tanzania. There they will have two days of decompression and then begin their summit April 1. The final stretch will happen April 7, around midnight, climb-

ing throughout the night and reaching the summit by sunrise on April 8. The average temperature at the peak at that time of year will be -26 degrees and that does not take any wind chill into account. Their bodies will be physically exhausted and their heart rates accelerated. The average person’s resting heart rate is 50-60 beats per minute. At the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the climbers resting heart rate will be 160 beats per minute and therefore after a brief celebration they will waste little time in beginning their descent. “This is a very dangerous climb. It’s an extremely physical, enduring climb,” explained Andress. “All of us are doing a tremendous amount of training right now.”

Andress is raising funds for prostate cancer; Preston and McCaugherty for Colon Cancer; Moore for SOS Children’s Villages; and Marjerrison for Care. Each of the participants is responsible for raising $5,000 for their individual charities and 100 per cent of the dollars raised goes to those charities. All costs incurred for the trip are solely the responsibility of each individual climber. At the Ascent fundraiser at the Keystorm on the 30th, each climber is selling tickets on raffle items that will be drawn at Fatboys in Ottawa on March 13. Andress was able to acquire a handmade ribbon guitar, made by Martin Urquhart. McCaugherty is hoping to be raffling off a big screen TV, lazy boy chair and some hockey tickets. Marjerrison hopes to raise funds through a retreat she will be offering. Moore, who is raising funds for SOS Children’s Villages is passionate about her cause. She explains how rewarding it feels, “To be able to raise money in order to support those children of the world who have been orphaned or abandoned. By doing this I am ensuring that those children who are a part of the SOS communities have a safe, happy, healthy environment. This organization provides education, healthcare, a home for the children to live throughout the world, Canada included.” Preston hiked the Inca Trail in Peru with Dawson in March of 2014. This time he believes the climb, “It will be tougher and longer but I look forward to meeting this personal challenge.” Marjerrison says she is climbing

“In honour of my son Jazir” as well as to “Challenge myself to stop playing small.” A way to prove to herself that she is capable of great things, to challenge oneself. She also truly believes “That we each have a responsibility to always give back to the community.” This is a great part of why she chose the charity that she did. Each climber has embarked on an intense training schedule in order to prepare for this adventure. Andress is training by running stairs, anywhere from 3,000-3,200, twice a week, weight training and mountain hiking. Marjerrison is also doing stair training. “I live on the 23rd floor, so I’ve been doing a lot of running up and down the stairs,” she chuckled. She also goes to the gym twice a week and has hired a personal trainer. McCaugherty, who climbed Machu Pichu, Inca Trail, in Peru with Dawson last year is anxious to begin this new adventure. “Shawn and I have been friends for a long time. He asked me to go with him and do these climbs in the past but with family commitments I could never (come).” He noted, “Then I did it last year and loved it so much that I just want to continue doing it.” He is confident that he is ready physically, continues to maintain stair training and joins the others in Gatineau to train with Dawson every second weekend. Each member of the team is confident that although it will be difficult, they are prepared and will succeed on this journey. After all, the Dream Mountains motto is “One Step at a Time.”

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News - On March 27 three local men and two women will depart Brockville to embark upon the adventure of their lives as they climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Don’t miss your chance to meet the team, help support their charities and cheer them on as they gather for the Dream Mountains Ascent Fundraiser – Kilimanjaro 2014 at the Keystorm Pub, Brockville, on Jan. 30 from 5:30-9 p.m. The event will offer a silent auction and the live music of Full Nelson. With an elevation of 19,340 feet (5,895 meters), Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. It was first conquered by Hans Meyer of Germany, Yoanas Kinyala Lauwo of Tanzania and Ludwig Purtscheller of Austria on Oct. 5, 1889. The group of five, Rob Andress, Kevin Preston, Randy McCaugherty, Stephanie Moore and Lara Marjerrison are part of a larger group of 26 in total, under the guidance of team leader Shawn Dawson as well as assistant leader Kristi Johnston. Dawson is the eighth person in history to ever climb the seven summits of the world in under two years. “The idea behind the Dream Mountains Foundation was that I wanted to make my efforts about more than just myself. The idea was that the foundation represents seven charities that are close to my heart, and I try to not only raise money for them but also raise awareness to their cause to date we have raised almost $500,000 and our team goal for the 2014 Kilimanjaro Dream Team is $100,000,” he


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Brockville Legion reaches out to community to raise awareness By DOREEN BARNES

Entertainment – For years the Royal Canadian Legion, Brockville Branch 96 has been known as a place for veterans and soldiers to meet other comrades and enjoy darts along with other activities. Times are changing and so is the local Legion with a new project which is to involve the public. “This is mostly an initiative that the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, who are volunteers, has put forth to entice the public to come and get to know us,” said Legion president Joe Napper. “They volunteer their time for us and I think it is a wonderful idea.” Throughout the years when the Legion has organized dances, they have been well attended. So the hope is that the community will support this effort. “As a Branch fundraiser we are trying dinner and dances, once a month,” said Legion Ladies Auxiliary president Mary Ann Greenwood. “We are thinking every month, all year round.” Greenwood mentioned these events will take place every third Friday of every month with exception to February due to the Legion’s booking schedule. The first evening will be Feb. 28, at 5 p.m. the social hour will begin, dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dance till 11 p.m., with music by The Real Deal Band. “It’s not a late night,” said Greenwood. The full turkey buffet dinner and dance cost is $18 single or $30 for a couple and advanced tickets are required for the dinner prior to February 22. For those who wish to attend the din-

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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 Ladies Auxiliary president Mary Ann Greenwood (left) and Legion president Joe Napper hold the poster for the first Dinner and Dance which is taking place on Friday, Feb. 28. This is the beginning of a new initiative at the Legion with a monthly dinner and dance being provided for the public. Tickets are available at the Branch either at the office or in the Lounge. ner only, the cost is $13 each and the dance only; the cost will be $5. Tickets are available from the Legion Branch 96 office, 180 Park St., Brockville, 613-345-0473, email rclranch96@ bellnet.ca or in the Branch Lounge. This partnership is between the Ladies Auxiliary and the Legion Branch with the ladies catering and the Branch

taking care of the entertainment. Since this is a work in progress, the Legion is open to suggestions and a Comment Box has been provided for that very purpose. “As long as they sign their name and telephone number,” said Greenwood, “we will contact them about their suggestions. We will ask the public if they

want 50/50 draw, as well as how we can improve it.” According to Napper and Greenwood, there will be added value to the evening with an introduction of various components to determine what works and what doesn’t. The Brockville Legion is re-inventing itself. They are becoming more inventive in utilizing all aspects of the facility, especially for the younger generation, by introducing a Youth Dart League. “During Legion Week, we bring in schools,” said Greenwood, “to tour, see the showcases and play darts, so they know who we are.” Napper is not sure why soldiers from the recent wars overseas are not contacting their Legions. “We have veterans coming from Afghanistan, Iraq and I don’t know if they don’t realize that they can join, as the Legion does a lot of good for the veterans,” indicated Napper. “We have service officers that if they need help, we are here to help them. A lot of the problem is that a lot of veterans do not realize that we are here to help them.” Napper said that it surprising the number of veterans that come forward after years and years who didn’t realize that they are entitled to pensions, medical benefits, hearing aid and the list goes on. “They did not know,” said Napper. “Our service officers are seeing people who are getting pensions now that were qualified for pensions all their lives and didn’t realize it. This is all part of the Legion and their mandate.” People may not realize that the Poppy

Fund is held in trust, and cannot be used for anything other than for bursaries, to aid veterans and youth education. “The money belongs to the public, it’s not our money,” said Napper. “So when people buy Poppies they are supporting veterans. It’s not going to be used for upkeep (building) or to support the Branch.” The Branch also gives donations to Palliative Care, the Brockville General Hospital, Wheels on Meals and other causes. Homeless Veterans is another program that the Legion assists with. “We have done this locally,” told Napper. “That’s from the Poppy Fund.” Other events taking place soon include the Robbie Burns Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 25, $25 per ticket, plus their regularly scheduled Karaoke, Line Dancing, All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast, Bingo, Valentine Day Dance with the Fabulous Belairs on Feb. 14, $25 per person and Music Jam sessions on alternate Sundays which is free and open to all. “We would like to see some younger people come in to jam,” said Greenwood. “People can go to our website at www. rclbrockville.wordpress.com, check What’s On at the Legion, as well as peruse.” In fact on Nov. 15, the Legion will host a Ladies District Dart Tournament with 160 ladies from all over the district, coming to Brockville to participate. So stay tuned for more public events that will be taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Brockville (Ont. #96) Branch.

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Alzheimer Society promotes benefits of early diagnosis during awareness month News – January is Alzheimer Awareness month and the Alzheimer Society has launched a new campaign. Early Diagnosis Keeps Your Life from Unravelling - the drive promotes the benefits of early diagnosis. Education and support coordinator Sean McFadden of the Alzheimer Society of Leeds and Grenville believes that people can have a healthier lifestyle if they are diagnosed early. “Basically with the 50 per cent of Canadians not getting a diagnosis early enough,” said McFadden, “they are missing out on the benefits.” McFadden believes that precious time is lost when care and support can make a tremendous difference in the quality of one’s life and even assist in averting a crisis for family members. The obvious benefits are quality of life and being able to understand what the disease is, being able to discuss dementia with family members, realizing future expectations, making plans and living a meaningful productive life. The following are some tips to encourage those who think they might have a problem, to seek help as soon as possible. 1) An accurate diagnosis. Similar conditions of depression, thyroid disease, infections and drug interactions can be similar to those of dementia. In cases of dementia, appropriate treatment will be given. 2) Be pro active in your health care and decision

making. 3) Medication is more effective if started early in the disease. 4) Focus on the importance of setting your priorities, whether it is travel or pursuing goals. 5) Make informed legal, financial and care decisions known to family and friends to ensure your wishes are discussed . . . empowerment. 6) Use local Alzheimer Society resources of information, support and education to live well with dementia. 7) A supporting family who understands the disease and challenges are better equipped to obtain the necessary assistance needed for the person. 8) Advocate . . . for increased research funding and the need for quality care. 9) Research advancement . . . there are clinical trials and research that people can participate in to help improve the diagnosis process and enhance care. 10) Help reduce the stigma of dementia for people with this disease. Reach out for support and know that people can continue to live life to the fullest. “In Brockville, the projected number for 2014 will be roughly 2,100 over 65 years of age will be living with Alzheimer or dementia,” said McFadden. “This number is probably higher as people who have a problem do not look into it, because of fear, unaware of the benefits of early dementia diagnosis or they prefer to not think

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Early diagnosis of any disease is important and even more so for dementia and Alzheimer. January is Alzheimer Awareness Month which comes on the heels of the Alzheimer Coffee Break which ran from September to the end of November. The goal was $17,000 for the Coffee Break fundraiser with over $20,000 being raised. The feeling is that, along with the cup challenge for long term facilities and retirement residences, the public embraced the effort. about it (medical ailment). They keep putting off getting a diagnosis saying, ‘tomorrow will be a better day’. There’s stigma and myths too.” McFadden shared some of the myths: -Because someone in my family has Alzheimer’s disease, I’m going to get it. Reality is only seven per cent of cases are associated with genes. -Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that only affects older people. Reality is people in their 40s and 50s have been diagnosed with Alzheimer‘s. This disease is not a normal part of aging. -There’s a cure for Alzheimer‘s. Reality is there’s no cure, but there are medications and other approaches that help with the symptoms. - Aluminum causes Alzheimer. Reality is there’s no conclusive evidence to show a link. -Alzheimer is preventable. Reality is there’s no single treatment, but there is evidence that lifestyle choices of exercise, healthy eating, challenging the brain, reducing stress, and monitoring blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels along with staying socially active and avoiding traumatic brain injury can reduce the risk.

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Events â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Bowl for Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake raised $35,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville. It is hoped the 2014 edition will bring in at least the same amount. The annual fundraiser takes place in three locations this year, Feb. 22 at the Elgin Bowling Lanes and Kemptville Bowling (for five pin bowling) and Feb. 23 in Brockville at The Bowling Centre for 10 pin bowling. Close to 400 people took part in the 2013 event, and the agency hopes people will get busy and sign up their teams soon. Jane Fullarton, executive director for the local BBBS, explained Tim Hortons has come on this year as title sponsor for the event, something the agency is quite excited about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come out and have fun for a good cause,â&#x20AC;? she encouraged. Teams often come from businesses, families, local agencies. Fullarton explained businesses such as Scotiabank, 3M and Walmart, usually feature teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the business then matches pledges raised by employees. Usually the police services as well as city council form teams, firefighters come out to support the agency. She also pointed to the fact the MP and MPP for Leeds-Grenville, Gord Brown and Steve Clark, respectively, have both been, â&#x20AC;&#x153;consistent bowlers.â&#x20AC;? Usually they pair

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The Mark Gerritsen team is seen here with a group of Big Brothers Big Sisters Littles during the 2013 Bowl for Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake fundraiser. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tim Hortons Bowl for Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville takes place in three locations Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. up with a team of Littles from BBBS. Bowlers will have an opportunity to win from the loads of prizes up for grabs, and in Brockville an MC will keep bowlers on their toes all day long, teasing them and creating competitions. Often, teams come dressed in particular themes as well â&#x20AC;&#x201C; making a day out of it. Funds raised through events such as this go towards supporting the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services for children throughout Leeds

and Grenville. In 2013, 823 children received support through a mentor, 275 pairs of shoes were distributed, and over 8,000 hot lunches. There are no fees for any of the programs for the Bigs or the Littles. Other programs include Big Brother/Big Sister match, Couples for Kids, Big Bunch Group, Big for a Day, In School Mentoring, Teen Mentoring, Go Girls!, Game On!, after school programming and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are lots of different ways Big Brothers Big Sisters is providing service and support,â&#x20AC;? she said. Those who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take part in Bowl for Kids, but want to contribute could also help by donating a door prize, or local businesses could sponsor the event (corporate sponsorship is $1,000, $200 is a lane sponsorship). â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a great way to support the event if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it,â&#x20AC;? she noted. Those wishing to â&#x20AC;&#x153;strike it bigâ&#x20AC;? in the Tim Hortons Bowl for Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sake can register by attending either of the BBBS office locations in Leeds and Grenville in Brockville (36 George St., basement suite of the post office), or in Kemptville (North Grenville Municipal Centre, County Road 44). The Brockville office can be reached by calling 613-345-0281 or in Kemptville at 613-258-4440, via email at bbbs.leeds@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or by visiting www.mentoringmatters.ca. Another way to make con-

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tact and stay up to date on projects and events is to like the agency on Facebook â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.facebook.com/pages/BigBrothersBigSistersofLeedsGrenville. Those interested can also register their team or themselves to receive online pledging for BBBS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to register go to http://leedsgrenville.kintera.org/bfks. By registering a team of five, teams could win in the BBBS incentive draw. For every $50 raised, the team earns a ballot for the draw. Register by Feb. 4 to be entered into an early bird draw. Final day for registrations is Feb. 20. Bowling takes place in Elgin from 4 to 8 p.m. and in Kemptville from 3:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and in Brockville bowling runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the 23rd. Ribfest The major fundraiser of the year for BBBS of Leeds and Grenville is the annual Brockville Ribfest event. Taking over Hardy Park on an annual basis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event raised $113,000, Fullarton said. The agency has been focusing of late on doing more and more vending at the festival. Admission is free, so to make money during the event the agency has been selling soda, water, beer, making their own Blooming Onions, Funnel Cakes and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We go to a lot of work to set the park up,â&#x20AC;? she stressed. Please watch future issues of the St. Lawrence News EMC for information on the 2014 edition of Ribfest as details become available.

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Transition Brockville presents talk on e-bikes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bikes powered by small electric motor Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become a dedicated advocate of e-bikes in their several forms and will discuss active transportation and the emergence of e-bikes in detail at the next Transition Brockville presentation on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., in the Brockville Public Library. While e-bikes are an excellent option for people who find walking or regular cycling too strenuous, they also appeal to younger people. Anyone 16 or older can use an e-bike, which still requires no license, no registration and no insurance. E-bikes can be ridden in the rain and on the streets. Webb got involved in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cycling Advisory Committee after read-

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Lifestyle - What better way to forge a sense of community among strangers than to invite them to break bread together. The hosts of the King’s Kitchen in Prescott hope that by bringing together area residents to share a meal every week, relationships may be formed among people who might not otherwise mingle. “It’s about building community,” says Carol Casselman, one of the founders of King’s Kitchen. The program began in 2008 as a ministry of sorts, a call heard by a diverse but devout group of Christians who believed they could, and should, help those in their community—not only those who need a hot and healthy meal but also those in need of a different kind of nourishment.

“For some people, this is their only evening out,” says Casselman. “They get to know each other. They build friendships.” Just as the ‘King’ of King’s Kitchen once told his disciples that the door is open to everyone, the King’s Kitchen turns nobody away. Everybody is invited to sit, eat and visit: young, old, rich, poor, it doesn’t matter. The meal is free of charge, but those who can afford a free-will donation help support those who cannot. There is an inconspicuous glass jar on a table at one side of the cafeteria to hold donations, but nobody will notice or care if one can afford only to walk by. “We don’t want to know who can’t afford to come in,” says Casselman. In the six years since the King’s Kitchen first started, those with the means have been most generous Photo by CONAN de VRIES

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that King’s Kitchen organizers have laid out; making sure the meal is as scrumptious as it would be were it being served in a top-notch restaurant. They then leave the meal to Casselman and her team of volunteers to finish off. “It’s a joint effort,” says Casselman. It takes between 20 and 30 volunteers to prepare, plate and serve the meals and then to clean up afterwards. The crew from King’s Kitchen does this about 40 times a year, following the high school’s schedule and taking a break during July and August. Dinner is served every Wednesday, beginning at 4:30 p.m., and is always preceded by the saying of Grace by the volunteers, and anyone else who wants to join in. Dinner wraps up around 6:30 p.m. Throughout the two hours, the cafeteria bustles with activity, with people chatting and enjoying one another’s company, the cooks working away in the kitchen and volunteers serving up their mouth-watering dishes. The menu changes from week to week, and despite that the meal is free, organizers do not skimp on the portions. Some weeks, there is also entertainment from local bands and singers who help create a fun and friendly atmosphere. Everyone who contributes to the success of the King’s Kitchen, whether they be people of faith or not, shares in the founders’ vision of a community dinner that provides both food and fellowship—but every year, the organizers are uneasy that the money just won’t be there to keep the program going. “King’s Kitchen is solely funded by the generosity of others,” says Casselman. “And everything we raise goes towards food.” Just as everyone is welcome to attend the meal, anyone interested in contributing, whether it be their time or money, is invited to drop by on Wednesday afternoon or contact Casselman at 613-925-5340 or at carol. casselman@ucdsb.on.ca.

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Brockville and District Shrine Club flies new flag with pride world through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research, and outstanding medical education. Shriners Hospitals for Children provide all aspects of treatment, including surgery, rehabilitation and psychological support for children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns and cleft lip and palate. All care and services are provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay.” Facilities are located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the website noted.

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News – The new flag adorning the pole outside of the Brockville and District Shrine Club building, is not the only news the club has to share. The sharp red, white and black of the flag, featuring the words “Shriners International” represents the new name for the organization – formerly Shriners North America. The official logo now features the Shriners’ headdress the “Red Fez.” The shift was made to change the title as the organization has expanded into countries around the world including now, not only the United States and Canada, but Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Germany and in South America as well, explained local club president Paul Perkins. Another new initiative of the local club has been the startup of a weekly Coffee Club. There is an open invitation to the Coffee Club for club members, Masons and friends. “We will try on a weekly basis for a while,” Perkins explained of the concept. “We will be gathering for fellowship and a visit.” On a drop-in basis, the club will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each Thursday morning. The Brockville and District Shrine Club also wanted to let the public know about “Fezzy”, the Love to the Rescue Ambassador. A rather large, but very comforting looking teddy bear, wears the Shriner Red Fez. The mission of the newly introduced teddy is to raise funds as well as awareness for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shrine Clubs and Units can purchase Fezzy and donate them to hospitals and organizations, explained the club’s second vice Alf Nurse, or members of the public can purchase the teddy as well by visiting www.shriner-

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Brockville and District Shrine Club proudly displays the new flag displaying the words, “Shriners International”, Jan. 16. From left, second vice Alf Nurse, Howard Hanna, Joe Maggio, first vice, President Paul Perkins, secretary Gary Tristram, David Oltmann, treasurer Bob Booth, and kneeling is John MacGillivray. Shriners North America is now known as Shri-

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News - Already the 4-H and Cloverbud Leaders have set in place a roster of fun and informative topics from maple syrup to outdoor conservation right through to baking, and alternative livestock! May clubs are starting up the end of January, with others starting up in Spring. To register for, or to find out more information on 4-H Cloverbuds (ages 6-8) please call Paula Sherwood at 613-498-2345 or Brenda Dunster at 613-342-0014. Meetings will be held at Sherwood Farm in Lyn. The first six topics include: building character, draft horses, maple syrup, scrapbooking, goat basics and square dancing. To register for any 4-H Clubs (ages 9 - 21) or for more information please call Susanne Shane at 613-345-4475 or Brenda Dunster at 613-342-0014. The initial clubs starting up this winter include judging, vet, square dancing, conservation outdoors and ice fishing (weather permitting).

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MPPs team up with Insurance Bureau on CO detectors donation

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Five individuals were recognized on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the YMCA of Brockville and Area during Youth Night at the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yâ&#x20AC;?. Kneeling in front, from left to right are Shannon Bleakney, Michaela Bindert and Molly Neave who received the Silver Duke of Edinburgh pins. In the back row standing (left to right) are Josh Plath, who also received a Silver Duke of Edinburgh pin, Duke of Edinburgh field awards officer Karen Gormley, YMCA of Brockville and Area supervisor of youth programs Ruth

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News â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, MPP Ernie Hardeman (Oxford) and Doug DeRabbie from the Insurance Bureau of Canada teamed up recently to help the Brockville Fire Department make carbon monoxide detectors available to more city residents and raise awareness they will soon be required in all homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see, smell or taste carbon monoxide; the only way to know if this deadly gas is in your home is by having a detector,â&#x20AC;? said Clark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to thank the Insurance Bureau of Canada for making this donation to help protect the people of Brockville.â&#x20AC;? According to a press release, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) made the donation of carbon monoxide detectors to Chief Chris Dwyre of the Brockville Fire Department as part of its campaign to raise awareness about the need for carbon monoxide detectors in all homes with a fuel burning appliance or an attached garage. The Insurance Bureau has already donated approximately 1,000 detectors to Ontario fire departments. Over the last 15 years, 250 Ontarians have died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despite the serious threat of carbon monoxide poisoning, many Canadians do not have CO detectors in their home,â&#x20AC;? said Ralph Palumbo, vice-president On-

tario, IBC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We thank MPP Ernie Hardeman for his leadership and perseverance to make CO detectors mandatory in all homes in Ontario. Imposing the installation of CO detectors is a wise investment that will help keep families safe at a minimal cost.â&#x20AC;? On Dec. 12, 2013 Hardemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Private Memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bill to require carbon monoxide detectors in all homes received Royal Assent, the final step in becoming law. The bill was named the Hawkins Gignac Act in memory of a Woodstock family killed by carbon monoxide poisoning due to a blocked vent on their fireplace. Although it had unanimous support in the Legislature the bill had to be introduced five times and took five years to pass. The government is working on creating regulations to establish standards for detectors which are required before the law can be fully implemented. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carbon Monoxide poisoning is the leading cause of accidental deaths in North America, but many of these tragedies can be prevented by installing a CO detector,â&#x20AC;? said Hardeman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is particularly important in the winter months to ensure your family is protected by making sure vents arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blocked and that you have a functioning carbon monoxide detector.â&#x20AC;?

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Call for artists - overwhelming The opening reception for The Creator’s Hand, the first juried art exhibit at the White Flag Gallery, 9 Sheridan Mews, Brockville, took place on Thursday, Jan. 17. Owners George Hurst and Sheila Ballantyne invited area and regional artists to submit their work to be juried for entry into the show. Ninety submissions from 42 artists were received and those selected hang or are displayed in the gallery from Jan. 17 to Saturday, March 1. From these selected works, three received honourable mention, Richard Charlebois for Reindeer and Snow Geese, Marje Fletcher for First Light and Linda Potter for Lindea Beautiflorum. The Best in Show went to Terry Schaub for his sculptor Awakenings. From Jan. 17 to March 1, the public will have a chance to visit and cast their ballot as to which piece of art is their selection. The winner will be announced at www.whiteflaggallery.com. Here, using a variety of woods, Brazilian Rosewood, maple, walnut, Richard Charlebois was able to grasp his inspiration from the pieces of wood as he lay out each piece on the table with an image emerging. Charlebois of Vars, showcased two pieces of art, Reindeer and Snow Geese.

Lifestyle - More than a few days of deep-freeze driving has sent car owners to the phone, to repair shops, and to the internet in search of reasons why their faithful chariot isn’t putting out enough cabin heat. Here are some of the top reasons for no or low heat concerns and what you can do to improve things or at least help your service provider identify the cause. 1) Is it blowing? A automotive heating system for just about any vehicle on the road today is comprised of an HVAC box (behind the dash) that contains a circulation fan, a series of ducts and vents, a heat source (a small radiator that carries hot engine coolant), and the electrical and vacuum controls that let us change blower speeds, cabin temperature, and air flow vent choice. Blower motor failures can be common on older vehicles and often times these failures are related to the circuits that allow us to change the fan speed. It’s very helpful to your service shop consultant if you can identify if the blower fan is the problem or not. With the ignition key to the run position, turn on the blower fan. If you can’t hear anything at any speed setting nor feel any air flow coming out of the vents, then your fan isn’t working and the problem may be the switch, the blower motor itself, the speed-control resistor, or the wiring in between any of these components. If the fan works on one or two speeds only, the problem is most likely the speed-control resistor or its wiring.

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2) Can you change air direction? Sometimes the controls that change the air-flow from, say, defrost to floor or mid-level fail. On less complicated vehicles this might be a simple cable or vacuum line problem but more and more autos use small electric motors to move the little doors in the HVAC box that redirect the air flow. Many carmakers are nice enough to build in a default that locks the air flow to the defrost vents for safe vehicle operation in case of a failure. Sometimes it’s just a matter of the HVAC box and the doors being frozen, in which case things should return to normal when the vehicle warms up. But as vehicles age the plastic used in a lot of the HVAC system construction becomes brittle making moving parts prone to failure. If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic temperature control, these repairs can get expensive. 3) Is the coolant low? As the engine coolant is the source of cabin heat, having it at the correct level is crucial to getting warm. This can be compounded by the fact that on many vehicles, the heater behind the dash is the highest

spot in the vehicle’s coolant circulation system. If the engine’s coolant capacity is down by as little as a few liters, it can cause the cabin heater to run dry thereby send the mercury plummeting. With most of today’s vehicles you can easily check the coolant and adjust the coolant level by checking the markings on the overflow reservoir which is usually not under pressure. Never open a pressurized coolant cap with the engine warm or running as you can risk some serious burns. The best and safest way to check the level is when the engine is dead cold. If your vehicle constantly requires coolant top ups, you may have a leak that needs attention. 4) Is it just too darn cold? When outside air temps dip below minus 25 Celsius, almost any vehicle will experience a reduction in cabin temp output, especially at highway speeds when super cold air rushing through the engine’s radiator can exchange too much heat to the atmosphere. On days like this, if your vehicle’s heating system doesn’t have any problems, you can still feel chilled. Try turning the fan speed down one notch from the top setting. At full speed, a heater fan can actually cool the in-dash heater. The difference in one speed down is really noticeable. Try drying out floor mats from time to time. When it’s damp, we feel the cold more. And of course if all things fail, you just might have to dress for the weather! See CAR page 25

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Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge returns with an innovative approach to engage friends and family News - In a recent survey commissioned by the Canadian Cancer Society and conducted by Environics, 73 per cent of ex-smokers in Ontario say that support from family and friends was key to their success at quitting, while 60 per cent of current smokers indicate that support from various sources would motivate them to quit. The survey also revealed that 31 per cent of current smokers have tried to quit more than five times, as compared to 18 per cent of ex-smokers, which suggests that over the years, smokers are finding it increasingly difficult to quit and therefore need support now more than ever to help them break their addiction. Recognizing the importance of support, the Canadian Cancer Society encourages Ontario tobacco users to join the Driven to Quit Challenge, presented by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., the makers of Nicoderm and Nicorette. The challenge is a campaign that is intended to motivate adult Ontario tobacco users to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco for the month of March with the help of a support “buddy” for their chance to win a grand prize of a car and other cash prizes. Registered support buddies are also eligible to win a prize. Since 2006, The challenge has inspired more than 202,500 quit attempts, with over 37,000 during the 2012 challenge alone. “We are thrilled to launch Driven to Quit this year with a focus on engaging not only the smoker, but family and friends as well,” says John Atkinson, director, Tobacco Control and Cancer Prevention, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division. “Firstly, 64 per cent of current smokers say that they are more likely to quit if family or friends who smoke

also quit, it’s time for everyone to take the leap and quit together!” “Second, family and friends who are non-smokers can also be part of The Challenge by encouraging smokers to register and by signing up to be their support buddy. They can also pledge their support with a financial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society,” says Atkinson. “With support resources such as the Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline and our new approach to engage family and friends, Driven to Quit aims to motivate and inspire smokers in Ontario to quit for good.” New features this year include the ability for quitters to develop a profile page on www.DrivenToQuit.ca where they can access e-mail templates and social media sharing tools to make a public declaration of their quit intention with family and friends, and ask for their support through pledge donations. In addition, other research has demonstrated that quitters who use nicotine replacement therapy like patches, gums, inhalers, lozenges or sprays are twice as likely to succeed as those who do not. Therefore, everyone who registers for the Driven to Quit Challenge is eligible to receive discount coupons towards Nicoderm or Nicorette quit aids that can be purchased at pharmacies without a prescription. “McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., makers of Nicoderm and Nicorette Nicotine Replacement products has been a proud sponsor of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge since 1996 and we are pleased to confirm that we are supporting the Challenge again in 2014,” noted Krista Scaldwell, vicepresident, communications and government affairs. “Our commitment is to provide smokers with clini-

cally proven, safe and effective nicotine replacement products in a broad choice of formats to support each individual’s personal journey to becoming tobacco and nicotine free. Congratulations to everyone who is participating in this challenge and taking an important step in improving their health and wellness.” Registration for the Driven to Quit Challenge is open until Feb. 28. To register and for more details about the Driven to Quit Challenge, go to www. DrivenToQuit.ca or call the Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333. About the Driven to Quit Challenge

The Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division’s Driven to Quit Challenge, is a health promotion campaign that is intended to motivate adult Ontario tobacco users to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco for one month with the help of a support “buddy” for their chance to win a grand prize of a car. Participants are encouraged to access Smokers’ Helpline and Smokers’ Helpline Online for cessation support. To claim a prize, selected winners must demonstrate that they have remained tobacco-free for the month of March 2014. Submitted by the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Brockville Operatic Society presents Alice in Wonderland By DOREEN BARNES Entertainment – With a cast of 30 coupled with the high energy and excitement of these members, Alice in Wonderland is a must see at the Brockville Arts Centre in February. Performances take place Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2, a matinee and again at 8 p.m. This Brockville Operatic Society’s presentation is a magical musical for the whole family of all ages. It is produced by Peter Yerdon and directed by Tammy MacKay, with MacKay’s aspiration to present more family oriented shows. “I have a fascination with characters in children’s books and four years ago I directed Cinderella,” said MacKay. “From the Brockville Operatic Society, this is an untapped market. It’s something new that we haven’t done. I have an affinity for childhood stories.” This will be MacKay’s second musical that she has directed and she admits

to having a lot of enjoyment in her role along with challenges. One of the great efforts for MacKay has been to ensure that all the character roles are filled. “It’s the organization of getting everyone here and ensuring we have all the bodies needed,” indicated MacKay. “This show, in particular, has a lot of choreography and it seems there’s music all the time, so the choreographer, Sam Crosby is doing an hour’s of work and I’ll have 15 minutes of blocking (telling the cast members where to be on stage). Then they do another hour and a half and I’ll have five minutes of blocking. So it’s challenge.” The director’s role is to have their vision of the show translated onto the stage for the audience to appreciate. From wardrobe to set construction, it is up to the director to convey their thoughts, Photo by DOREEN BARNES ideas, while keeping their finger on evAlice in Wonderland (Danielle Warren) rests quietly on a tree stump erything, yet, allowing the various promesmerized by the words floating off the pages of her children’s book. duction teams to do their jobs.

As she sits by the seashore, she becomes very tired from reading and decides to take a nap. This Brockville Operatic Society production is taking place at the Brockville Arts Centre from Feb. 13 to 15. Bring the whole family to this amazing show. “My biggest fear is not being ready on time,” shared MacKay. “This production is a little bit different than the other ones because we have a slightly younger cast and we had a lot of teenagers try out with very few adults,” said MacKay. “Because of that we have a unique scenario where they are more flexible and it’s easier to dance. The choreography is a lot different than the other show because of the talent. The rabbit (13 year old Evan Oldfield) is amazing and what she (Sam Crosby) has him doing is absolutely amazing.” MacKay encourages the public, especially families to attend this production to retain the magical childhood memories of wonderment. There are only two acts with all the components of Lewis Carroll’s classic book, which was adapted for theatre. The opening scene has Alice reading

my stomach.” For Warren, she identified with Alice’s role, especially the curiosity and the daydreaming. “I daydream a lot during the daytime and I have big dreams,” shared Warren. “So, I fell in love with that part of Alice. What child does not dream? What child doesn’t like to use their imagination?” Warren is 24 years old and has never played a young child, so this is a challenge for her. Alice’s character is nine, so Warren had to research and people watch to see how children interact with their parents and other children. “It’s definitely interesting,” said Warren. One aspect of the Brockville Operatic Society that Warren likes is that this organization gives amateurs the chance to pursue their hobby of acting. “Just to be on stage, to enjoy and to see where it may take them in life,” said Warren. “My first show was Crazy For You, a small part, but I was so happy to be on stage and I’m glad that these young individuals get that opportunity, as not every community offers this.” Another exciting aspect of this production of Alice in Wonderland is the involvement of three generations; musical director Susan Larret is mother to Kimberly Cosgrove, who plays the role of Duchess and Kimberly’s two children Zoe and Kiki Cosgrove play oysters in the show. In addition, the Brockville Operatic Society wanted to involve school children by having a colouring contest. Three winners each received four tickets to the matinee on Saturday. The winner from each category of Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1, Grade 2 to Grade 4 and Grade 5 to Grade 6, will also have their photograph taken with Alice and the Rabbit in Wonderland. These photos will be displayed on the BOS website and their signage in the Brockville Arts Centre Lobby.

a book near a tree stump and she becomes quite sleepy and lies down for a nap which leads to many adventures in Wonderland. Playing this part of Alice is Danielle Warren, who appears in every scene. Warren attended the music program at St. Lawrence College, Brockville enjoying every minute she was there. Warren has appeared in Footloose, Little Women and others before leaving for Toronto. While away, her priorities changed and she returned to her small town and was glad to have had the opportunity to try out for the part of Alice. “I’ve been out of theatre for three years and I was really nervous when I was trying out for the part,” shared Warren. “Everyone in the room (during To find out more, contact Peter Yertry outs) made it very comfortable and don at 613-345-3589. friendly. I definitely had butterflies in

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Tickets available for John McDermott World-renowned superstars to perform performance in Athens March 8 at the Playhouse Studio ‘S’ music series Entertainment - The sweet, plaintive lyrics of “Danny Boy” will resonate through the Joshua Bates Centre in Athens on March 8, 8 p.m. World renowned recording artist, John McDermott will be charming the audience with Scottish and Irish ballads in his first appearance in the beautiful auditorium on the second floor of Athens Town Hall. His show is guaranteed to captivate the audience with its simple, haunting melodies and McDermott’s unique tenor voice. McDermott started his singing, his career reluctantly. While some aspiring musicians were forming bands, he was delivering newspapers. Only after demands came from the industry, he embarked on a 20 years-and-counting journey, sparked by a recording of “Danny Boy” that he made as an anniversary gift for his parents. The 13-track disc was given to an EMI record executive. The following day, CBC’s Peter Gzowski played three tracks from the album and the former choir boy’s life changed forever. Sales sky-rocketed to 100,000 in record time and EMI told him to form a band. He called a few musician friends and offered a fiddler that he saw in a bar $200 to join the group. (The fiddler was Ashley McIsaac). Their first gig was in Halifax, opening for the number one Celtic Band in the world, The Chieftans.

Entertainment - The Thousand Islands Playhouse and recent CBC broadcaster Eric Friesen have been bursting at the seams to announce this year’s Studio ‘S’ concert series lineup, featuring bigname classical musicians from around the world. The Studio ‘S’ series is a relaxed and intimate approach to enjoying classical music by acclaimed musicians from around the world. Friesen– internationally acclaimed broadcaster, writer and speaker on music, arts and culture– hosts this concert and conversation series on select Monday evenings in the Springer Theatre. “Every year Studio ‘S’ patrons ask me, ‘what you going to do for an encore next year?’” says Friesen. “The Playhouse series “encore” for 2014 is pretty special. Last Angela Hewitt year we sold out, and I expect this year we will as well. I’m very proud of the formers: - Pianist Angela Hewitt - June 9, 7:30 stellar lineup that the Playhouse is now p.m. Two years ago, the British-Canadiable to attract.” Announcing the 2014 Studio ‘S’ per- an pianist wowed a sold-out audience on

John McDermott McDermott quit his day job the next day. Recognized internationally, McDermott tours as a solo act. He appeared on TV in a made-for-TV special and formed the Irish Tenors with whom he toured the US. The Joshua Bates Performing Arts Committee is proud to present John McDermott in concert. The show promises to be a sell-out. Tickets are $25 and may be ordered from Athens Municipal Office 613-924-2044, Debbie 613-924-2056, J. B. Kelly Insurance 613-345-3032 and Dave 613-923-5713.

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Gloves, warm boots, the right outer wear, and a hat can make all the difference and make you a safer driver to boot. And if your vehicle ever gets stuck or breaks down, you’ll be prepared. What a concept. Remember our quiz from last week? Here are the answers. How many did you get right? Without the internet? Can you name the brand/model?

“Chevrolet can match your personality and then some.” 1961 Chevrolet “Cheaper Transportation instead of Cheaper Cars.” 1919 Packard “In a realm all its own.” 1959 Cadillac “The Loved Bird.” 1970 Plymouth Road Runner “We build excitement!” Pontiac from the late 80’s “This baby can flick its tail at anything on the road!” 1957 Desoto

our stage. She returns to mesmerize us again with her lucidity, grace and poise. - Pianist Jon Kimura Parker – June 30, 7:30 p.m. One of the most soughtafter performing pianists today, Parker is a true poet on the piano and will charm you with his playful music and personality. - Cellist Colin Carr - July 28, 7:30 p.m. One of the great Bach cellists today, Colin Carr returns to captivate you with his soul-bearing introspection and searing intensity. - Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov – Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. The Honens 2012 Prize Laureate, young Russian prodigy Pavel Kolenikov is an imaginative pianist with unforgettable sound and personality. Series subscriptions went on sale Wednesday, Jan. 15 for $145 each. Single tickets will go on sale March 3 for $45 each. To reserve your tickets, call the Thousand Islands Playhouse Box Office at 613-382-7020. “A champion never pushes people around.” 1937 Cord (one of the first front-wheel drives) If you have any questions, opinions, or stories on anything automotive please drop me a line, [By email to emc@ perfprint.ca or directly to bjoeturner@ hotmail.com listing ‘Question for the Car Counselor’ on the subject line or by post to Record News Communications, 5 Lorne St., P.O. Box 158, Smiths Falls, Ont. K7A 4T1].

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New Enbridge campaign provides natural gas safety tips through interactive videos News – Enbridge Gas Distribution recently launched SixSecondSafety.com, a new website and public awareness campaign designed to get customers thinking about natural gas safety in and around their homes. The mobile-friendly website hosts a series of 20 interactive videos that allow users to click on topics, such as why you need to call before you dig or why you should keep your meter free of snow and ice, and allows users to share safety

tips through Twitter and Facebook. Each safety tip is just six seconds long. “Natural gas safety may not be topof-mind for many customers, but it’s something we take very seriously,” said Jamie Milner, vice-president, market development & customer care, Enbridge Gas Distribution. “We invest in the safety of our system, and through public awareness campaigns, like Six Second Safety, we help customers understand safety too. We hope our customers watch

all of our six-second safety videos and share them with family and friends.” Natural gas is a safe and reliable fuel source but, just as a car requires regular maintenance, natural gas appliances must also be treated well and properly maintained. Residents and their family members can learn more by visiting SixSecondSafety. com for 20 simple but important safety tips, each just six seconds long. To learn more, visit SixSecondSafety.com.

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Report highlights the rental housing industry’s contribution to jobs, tax revenue, infrastructure investment and Gross Domestic Product News - Ontario’s rental housing industry contributed over $18.3 billion to the province’s GDP in 2012, while supporting 147,000 full-time jobs and generating $7 billion in tax revenues to governments, according to a new report released recently by the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO). The report, along with a summary of highlights titled, “Bringing it Home”, is available at: www.frpo.org/ submissions.

data from Statistics Canada, the report covers the economic contribution of apartment construction, renovation and operations in Ontario. Highlights from the report include: - Ontario’s rental housing industry generates 146,534 full time jobs in Ontario, with an average annual salary of $56,600 and total labour income of $8.29 billion in 2012. - The rental housing industry contributes to almost three per cent of Ontario’s GDP, totaling $18.3 billion, plus a reBased on research completed in De- maining $1.9 billion to the GDP of other cember 2013 by KPMG Canada using Canadian provinces for a total GDP im-

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heat loss in winter due to air leakage, keep heat in your home by installing weatherstripping and caulking around windows. Also, consider replacing old windows with new energy efficient options (look for the Energy Rating) before next winter. • Go low-flow – replace older model showerheads and toilets with low-flow models. • Warm up the old-fashioned way – Instead of cranking up the heat on cold winter nights, use flannel sheets (which are warmer than cotton sheets) and add down duvets to stay toasty. • Unplug electronics and small appliances – Computers, cell phone chargers, and other electronics often use power and radiate heat even when turned off. Try plugging items into a power strip that you can use as master switch. • Save on home insurance – By installing an alarm system, deadbolt locks and proper smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, you can lower the cost of your home insurance and give yourself some extra piece of mind. • Install LED light bulbs – These bulbs may cost more initially, but they have a much longer life than normal incandescent bulbs and use far less electricity – LEDs only use about two per cent of the electricity of incandescents. • Install a programmable thermostat – These devices regulate the temperature in your home automatically, according to the schedule you set. “Homeowners can benefit hugely by making these changes and increasingly, buyers are attuned to the importance of purchasing an efficient home. Talk to your realtor about what you can do to save money now, while keeping in mind what may be appealing to future buyers,” says Dorner. More information is available at www. wedothehomework.ca. This article is provided by local realtors and the Ontario Real Estate Association for the benefit of consumers.


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PIPE – David and Linda Pipe would like to announce the birth of their 5th grandchild David John Henry Pipe born at KGH January 11, 2014 at 10:44 p.m. 2 months early weighing 3 lb 3 oz. Jordan, Annie and baby David are doing amazingly well.

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ANNOUNCEMENT Gananoque Wheels of Carewheelchair accessible transportation service. Seniors and disabled persons. Information or requests. (613)382-4831.

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Hunter Education Courses in Spencerville. Feb. 15 and 16 and March 29 and 30. Contact Kerry Coleman at 613-258-7515 or kerrycoleman@ xplornet.com to register

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Memorial Service Celebration of life for Dale Johnson to be held Prescott Legion Henry St. Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. All welcome bring some good stories. Call 613-925-2141 for more info if needed.

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PAIGE HANNA LEVERE Mike and Brenda are pleased to announce the graduation of their daughter Paige on November 19, 2013 from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science (Life Sciences) degree and a diploma in X-Ray Technology from The Eastern Ontario School of X-Ray Technology. Congratulations, your family is extremely proud of you and your accomplishments. Paige is presently employed by the Kingston General Hospital. We wish you much success and happiness as you embark in your new career. Love Dad, Mom and Matthew

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SALMON, William (Bill) – In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather who passed away January 27, 2013. What we’d give if we could say, Hello Dad, in the same old way. To hear your voice and see your smile, To sit with you and chat a while. So if you have a father, Cherish him with care, For you’ll never know the heartache, Till you see his vacant chair. Sadly missed by Paul and Kim, Tracy and Rob and grandchildren James T. Beatty Jan. 24, 2013 In loving memory of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who is missed every day. It is sad to walk the road alone Instead of side by side But to all there comes a moment When the ways of life divide. You gave me years of happiness Then came sorrow and tears But you left me beautiful memories I will treasure through the years. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered Ruth and family

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Juke The winners of the (45’s) Brockville Lions Club lights Christmas Draw held front. December 21, 2013 were: 1st place Dot Plouffe, 2nd place Craig Butler, 3rd 2013 Canada trailers place Doreen Thornhill. equipment trailer. Used twice. 6’x14’ deck. Heavy duty ramps. 15,000 lb. caFOR SALE pacity. $3,800 plus HST. 613-464-0521.

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SALMON, William – In loving memory of our brother-in-law, uncle and friend who passed away on January 27, 2013. Those whom we love go out of sight, But never out of mind, They are cherished in the hearts, Of those they left behind. Loving and kind in all his ways, A twinkle and a smile he had always, Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories he left behind! Love you and miss you always Gordon and Nancy and families.

A special thank you to my family for organizing the open house and preparing the wonderful luncheon in honour of my 90th birthday. Thanks to family, friends and neighbours for their cards, flowers, phone calls and those who dropped in. Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated. Sincerely Ray Kelly

THANK YOU John and Audrey Botsford would like to send thanks to family and friends for helping mark their 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was nice to be remembered with flowers, cards, and gifts, and to have special people in our lives drop by on the 21st and over the ensuing days, even though the weatherman kept trying to prevent it! Thanks to Luke of Harvest Cafe for getting through the freezing rain and taking the time to put the finishing touches on his superb food, and to Nancy for the cake and delightful cupcakes.Thanks to Shawn, Alison, and Joey for sharing their snowpants and boots for our Florida grandchildren’s first winter visit, the ice was good for lots of sliding, even though they still didn’t get to build a snowman. The best gift was to have our family together for our 50th and for Christmas, we will treasure the memories. John and Audrey

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SALMON, William (Bill) – In loving memory of a dear father and grandfather who passed away January 27, 2013. What we’d give if we could say, Hello Dad, in the same old way. To hear your voice and see your smile, To sit with you and chat a while. So if you have a father, Cherish him with care, For you’ll never know the heartache, Till you see his vacant chair. Sadly missed by Paul and Kim, Tracy and Rob and grandchildren PILATZKE – In loving memory of Blair Andrew Pilatzke who passed away on January 29, 2011. Remembering you is easy, we do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness and silent tears still flow, What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know. Mom and Dad, Sascha, Aviara and Sheldon, Blaine and Carla

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In Memory of Al Shaver May 5th, 1960 - January 29th, 2006 We are connected, my Father and I, by an invisible cord not seen by the eye. It’s not like the cord that connected us ‘till birth, this cord can’t be seen by anyone on earth. This cord does its work, right from the start, it bonds us together, attached at the heart. I know that its there though no one can see, the invisible cord, from my father to me. The strength of this cord, it’s hard to describe. it can’t be destroyed, it can’t be denied. It’s stronger than any cord, man could create, it withstands the tests, can hold any weight. And though you are gone, not here with me, the cord is still there, but no one can see. It pulls at my heart, I am bruised....I am sore, but this cord is my lifeline, as never before. I am thankful that God connected this way, a father and a child, death can’t take it away. Sadly missed by your daughters Julia and Jenna, and their mother Jeannie Your sons-in-law John and Josh and your grandsons Jason, Joey, Leo and Lewis

Apples, cider and apple products. Smyths Apple Orchard, 613-652-2477. Updates, specials and coupons at FOR SALE www.smythsapples.com. Open daily 9-5. Also check Antique signed gold pic- us out on Facebook! ture. Frame 40wx26h. Country family setting For all your Glass Needsalong river edge with boat, Mirror, Plexiglass, Lexan, $75 o.b.o.; Four matching Thermos, Showers, Stove, wooden chairs, uphol- and Screen Replacement. stered seats, $80. Non Residential and CommerLeeds Glass smoking home. Call cial. (613)345-2032. 613-498-0425.

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Island Voices A Capella, having just completed its 10th year of entertaining audiences across South Eastern Ontario, finds itself in need of one or two additional bass singers. We are a small group of highly motivated men and women who love to sing well and who are committed to working hard to achieve our group and indivual goals. We meet for 2 hours weekly (Thurs. evenings in Gananoque). If you are a man who loves to sing and you would like to learn more please contact David Carr, Music Director 613-923-5831 or email: hdavidcarrh12@gmail.com

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THE POSITION â&#x20AC;˘ Repor ng into the Regional General Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for the Phone Book division serving 23 markets in Ontario, the Smiths Falls Record News, Kemptville Advance, Perth Courier, and the Almonte / Carleton Place Canadian Gaze e. Successful candidate will lead our sales teams, represent Metroland in the Community, and meet company standards for profitability and editorial excellence. Candidate will also focus their team on new regional objec ves set out by the Regional Publisher such as digital strategies, specialty publica ons, and website audience enhancement. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES â&#x20AC;˘ Develop, implement and manage strategies to meet and exceed YTD performance goals and objec ves as well as maximize market poten al in all business segments/divisions. â&#x20AC;˘ Develop and execute aggressive sales and marke ng strategies across the Phonebook division, all 4 newspapers and the regional websites. â&#x20AC;˘ Day to day management of the division to achieve the opera ng plan including financial, digital, editorial, circula on, and administra ve budgets/plans by implemen ng management controls which monitor performance and by taking correc ve ac on when areas of non-performance is iden fied. â&#x20AC;˘ Assist the Regional General Manager and Regional Publisher in the development of strategic plans that clearly iden fies objec ves, strategies, priori es and new innova ve opportuni es in this division â&#x20AC;˘ To maximize community and reader involvement through mely, crea ve and accurate repor ng of news happenings in a style and manner that adheres to Editorial standards â&#x20AC;˘ To monitor the distribu on system to ensure accurate and mely delivery of company products and inserts â&#x20AC;˘ Iden fies and develops new business opportuni es to a ain and exceed revenue targets â&#x20AC;˘ To maintain a high level of awareness of the Division in the community by maintaining contact with readers, community leaders, businesses associa ons, and through Division promo ons and by par cipa ng in community events â&#x20AC;˘ To ensure that all staďŹ&#x192;ng levels meet short and long-term needs of the divisions and that fair and eďŹ&#x20AC;ec ve performance measures are assigned and employees are mo vated to achieve and/or exceed their assigned goals and objec ves u lizing sound management tools and prac ces â&#x20AC;˘ Promotes a coopera ve and harmonious working climate which will be conducive to maximum morale, produc vity, and eďŹ&#x192;ciency/eďŹ&#x20AC;ec veness â&#x20AC;˘ Support corporate sales with local sales ac vity SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Building EďŹ&#x20AC;ec ve Teams * Conflict Management * Dealing with Ambiguity * Developing Direct Reports & Others Direc ng Others * Innova on Management * Managerial Courage * Managing Vision & Purpose * Poli cal Savvy* Strategic Thinking â&#x20AC;˘ Strong planning skills required in order to develop strategic plans to increase revenue-produc on opportuni es â&#x20AC;˘ Must be results oriented â&#x20AC;˘ Experience with and understanding of Metroland digital strategies â&#x20AC;˘ Strong and proven project management skills â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent communica on and interpersonal skills are needed in leadership role with staďŹ&#x20AC; to mo vate and clearly indicate goals and performance requirements across many divisions within a large geographic footprint. â&#x20AC;˘ Must also be able to communicate well in the community as the primary representa ve of the divisions. Strong knowledge of the Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s products, services, circula on and demographics in order to properly develop strategies that increase the divisions growth and revenues â&#x20AC;˘ Crea ve and innova ve thinker who can analyze and develop new solu ons or approaches â&#x20AC;˘ 5-7 years relevant experience including direct management experience of community newspaper(s) â&#x20AC;˘ College or University degree/diploma or equivalent experience

Positions are suitable for value-based people who recognize the importance of and are dedicated to assisting people with intellectual disabilities, to have valued social roles in the community. DSW, PSW, some nursing, and or community focused individuals with personal experience would be an asset. Applicants must be able to provide personal care, and have some ability to lift or transfer. Candidates must be available to work mornings, evenings and weekends. Currently hiring for Prescott, Cardinal and Brockville Please forward resume to BDACI, Attention: Crystal Dietschweiler 2495 Parkedale Ave., Unit #4 Brockville, Ont K6V 3H2 Fax: 613-345-7469 Email: crystal.bdaci@ripnet.com

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All are permanent positions with beneďŹ ts, pension plans etc. In a variety of industries and locations. 20 Industrial Labour positions in Perth, Ontario. 12 Hour Continental shifts. Starting wage $13.00. Shift premiums. For following Areas Brockville, Cornwall, Perth Smiths Falls 1) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall Industrial ElectricianCertiďŹ ed-2-5 yrs. exp.(several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 2) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall industrial millwright- CertiďŹ es 2-5 yrs. exp. (several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 3) Smiths Falls Area- Sales & leasing representative Automotive Industry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 positions (commission-bonus-2000 monthly) 4) Cornwall/Hawkesbury: Purchaser â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50K to be discussed 5) Cornwall- 4 perm positions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Recycling Industry2 supervisor (night shift) & 2 Industrial mechanics (night & day shift) salary starts 28 and hour and up depends on experience. 6) Perth- Environmentalist- (Industrial) 60-75K 7) Perth- Lean Leader (Industrial) 60-80k Experience base 8) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: Plumber 9) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: (Industrial) Calibration Technician 10) Perth: IT professional (PT): Industrial environment Please contact Julie Running at 613-342-0250 and create online proďŹ le at www.manpowerjobs.com brockville.on@manpower.com www.manpower.com

Please be advised that this is a concurrent internal and external pos ng and that further considera on will be given to only those candidates who have clearly demonstrated the competencies required for the posi on. Please email your resume to Karen Pogue, kpogue@metroland.com by Friday January 24th, 2014.

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THE COMPANY A subsidiary of Torstar Corpora on, Metroland is one of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier media companies. Metroland delivers up-to-the-minute vital business and community informa on to millions of people across Ontario. We have grown significantly in recent years in terms of audience and adver sers and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re con nuing to invest heavily in developing best-in-class talent, products and technology to accelerate our growth in the media landscape and strengthen our connec on to the community. For further informa on, please visit www.metroland.com.

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All are permanent positions with beneďŹ ts, pension plans etc. In a variety of industries and locations. 20 Industrial Labour positions in Perth, Ontario. 12 Hour Continental shifts. Starting wage $13.00. Shift premiums. For following Areas Brockville, Cornwall, Perth Smiths Falls 1) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall Industrial Electrician-CertiďŹ ed-2-5 yrs. exp.(several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 2) Brockville-Perth-Cornwall industrial millwright- CertiďŹ es 2-5 yrs. exp. (several locations) Starts: $26 an hour plus 3) Smiths Falls Area- Sales & leasing representative Automotive Industry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 positions (commission-bonus-2000 monthly) 4) Cornwall/Hawkesbury: Purchaser â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 50K to be discussed 5) Cornwall- 4 perm positions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Recycling Industry- 2 supervisor (night shift) & 2 Industrial mechanics (night & day shift) salary starts 28 and hour and up depends on experience. 6) Perth- Environmentalist- (Industrial) 60-75K 7) Perth- Lean Leader (Industrial) 60-80k Experience base 8) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: Plumber 9) Brockville: Pharmaceutical: (Industrial) Calibration Technician 10) Perth: IT professional (PT): Industrial environment 11) Permanent opportunity 3 Production operations - $28 an hour start/Pension 100% beneďŹ t (Perth & Carleton Area) 12) Temporary to Perm opportunity in Prescott Area - 12 Hour Continental Shifts, $15 an hour, shift per diems, Clean CRC 13) 20 temporary positions in Kingston, 7 pm - 7 am shift, Industrial Cleaners, Clean CRC Please contact Julie Running at 613-342-0250 and create online proďŹ le at www.manpowerjobs.com brockville.on@manpower.com www.manpower.com

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Smiths Falls, 3 Bdrm. Ground floor. 66 Queen St. $915/mth. First & last month rent. Gas & hyrdo extra. Della Realy 613-790-8556.

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The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is a fully accredited acute care community hospital located on two state-of-the-art sites in the picturesque communities of Perth and Smiths Falls. The hospital delivers a broad range of primary and secondary services and programs such as emergency care, medicine, obstetrics, general and specialty surgical services, dialysis, as well as diagnostic imaging, laboratory and infection control services. Due to the pending retirement (October 2014) of the current President & CEO, the Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hospitalâ&#x20AC;?) is seeking a highly skilled, motivated individual to ďŹ ll this challenging role.

PRESIDENT & CEO As President & CEO, you will report to a highly skilled policy governance Board of Directors, and lead a reputable and skilled executive team. As a coach, manager and advocate, you will promote PSFDHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mission, ensure operational and clinical excellence, champion quality patient care, foster organizational accountability and ďŹ nancial stewardship, build upon a strong community presence, while fostering an environment where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and compassion. PSFDH has strengthened its ďŹ nancial position while supporting its goals of providing excellent, high quality patient care and satisfaction in conjunction with ensuring the ongoing engagement of all staff and physicians. The new President & CEO will continue to develop relationships with the staff, physicians, volunteers, auxiliaries and foundations and work on strengthening relationships and partnerships with community groups and stakeholders. You will have experience in the areas of clinical care, quality and risk management; possess a strong ďŹ scal acumen to ensure the PSFDHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nancial health; and solid experience developing relationships with strategic partners. The ideal candidate will also have current senior hospital administration experience. These skills will be highly valued, as will your knowledge of and exposure to policy governance. If you are interested in a great opportunity to build and lead a progressive community hospital, rated as one of the top 10 A+ hospitals in Canada, please apply in conďŹ dence

to Ms. Lynda Hendriks, Chair, Board of Directors at ceosearch@psfdh.on.ca

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DUE TO OUR CONTINUED GROWTH WE ARE LOOKING FOR 1 Site Supervisor Smiths Falls Facility and 1 Site Supervisor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trenton Facility Must have the following: 5 - 10 Yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Experience as a Site Supervisor Red Seal CerĆ&#x;ficaĆ&#x;on â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Welder, Millwright or FiĆŠer Valid Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License with Clean Record Proven Leadership Ability Excellent CommunicaĆ&#x;on and Interpersonal Skills

We are looking for results oriented people who have in-depth knowledge of the trades and who are capable of assuming boĆŠom line responsibiliĆ&#x;es in the pursuit of excellence and delivery. Our environment is fast paced and results driven. Our team is energeĆ&#x;c, intelligent and hardworking. Our company places a high value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s In It For You â&#x20AC;˘ Health and Dental Benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Training and Other Tools and Resources for Success â&#x20AC;˘ Advancement OpportuniĆ&#x;es â&#x20AC;˘ CompeĆ&#x;Ć&#x;ve Salary â&#x20AC;˘ Profit Sharing

Superintendent/Cleaner Contract (Part-time, Monday - Friday, Flex Hours) open for tender at The Boardwalk, 9-11 Broad Street, Brockville Contract includes maintaining daily cleanliness of common areas of building, security checks, performing monthly/annual fire tests, snow removal, lawn/grounds maintenance, liaising with owners & contractors, changing mechanical filters, generator testing, elevator coordination for deliveries/moves, provide emergency call-back service 24/7. Interested parties need to submit their resume & then pick up a complete information package, explaining the tender process, at Highland Associates, 15 Buell St., Brockville, after 10 a.m., until closing on January 31st, 2014

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Elderly gentleman looking for female, 65 plus, for companionship. 613-342-8944.

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Payroll HR Generalist The Payroll/HR Generalist is responsible for payroll processing and providing advice, assistance and follow-up on company policies, procedures, and documentation. Coordinate the resolution of specific policy-related and procedural problems and inquiries and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This position requires an extremely perceptive person, who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels within the organization. This applicant should be detail oriented, forward thinking with the ability to multi-task and maintain confidentiality. The Payroll/HR position is full time which includes a benefits package. Primary Responsibilities: r 1SPDFTTQBZSPMMXIJDIJODMVEFTEBUBFOUSZ 30& 5BOE year-end reconciliation using ADP r 84*#*OQVUBOESFDPODJMJBUJPO r %FWFMPQ PSHBOJ[FBOEJNQMFNFOUBOFĂ­FDUJWF)3GVODUJPO in the organization r "TTJTUJOUIFOFXIJSFQSPDFTTOFXIJSFFNQMPZFF orientation r .BJOUBJOFNQMPZFFCFOFĂąUTQBDLBHFBOEVQEBUFBT necessary r "TTJTUXJUIFNQMPZFFSFMBUJPOTJOWFTUJHBUJPOTBOEFNQMPZFF coaching/counseling r .BJOUBJOTDPNNVOJDBUJPOQSPDFEVSFDPNQMJBODF The successful candidate should have: r ZFBSTPG)3HFOFSBMJTUFYQFSJFODFJTBOBTTFU r  ZFBSTPGQBZSPMMQSPDFTTJOHFYQFSJFODFJTSFRVJSFE r "%1FYQFSJFODFQSFGFSSFE r 4PMJE.4&YDFM4LJMMT r &YDFMMFOUXSJUUFOBOEWFSCBMDPNNVOJDBUJPOTLJMMT r 7BMJEESJWFSTMJDFODF

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APPLY AT: salesandsupport@kilmarnock.ca or fax your resume to: 613-283-8649 no later than February 14, 2014 We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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ATTENTION EMPLOYERS! EEC can help YOU with hiring! EEC has helped the Upper Canada Health Team in a couple of different areas. We often have clients within our organization who are looked for jobs, and we work closely with EEC staff to help re-engage them. We have also used EEC to help us find staff members â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of whom has been here for several years now. I am a big believer in what EEC does. Sherri Fournier Hudson, Executive Director, Upper Canada Family Health Team

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Room for rent in beautiful Victorian home in Prescott, Ontario. Furniture and all amenities included. Call 1-416-929-3338, 1-416-997-4183, email laurayasmin@hotmail.com

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Saturday, January 25 at 9:30 a.m. To be held at our facility 15093 Cty. Rd. 18, East of Osnabruck Centre From Hwy. 401 take Ingleside Exit #770 Dickinson Dr., travel North approx. 1 1/2 km to Osnabruck Centre, turn East onto Cty. Rd. 18, travel 1/2 km. Watch for signs! We Have Been Commissioned To Auction The Contents of an Antique and Nostalgia Store from Montreal consisting of a large qty. of Advertising, Toys and Other Rare and Interesting Collectibles Note: This is an extremely partial listing of an over 1100 lot auction with a magnificent lineup of advertising, toys, collectibles, and items not found in many of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s auctions. Plan to attend for this is a very interesting auction with something for everyone. We are already booking spring 2014 on site auctions call now for available dates. We are now accepting consignments for our annual Spring Equipment & Machinery Auction. The most successful spring auction is planned and booked in the winter!!! Owner and Auctioneer not responsible for loss or accident Terms: Cash or good cheque with proper I.D. No Buyers Premium!!!!!!! Auction Conducted By: Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Ingleside, ON (613) 537-8862 For full lising & pictures see (Over 100 Photos!!!!) www.theauctionfever.com

HELP WANTED Wanted- Bayfield Manor Nursing and Retirement Home: Cook with papers for a part-time maternity shift. The person needs a diploma from a recognized college or a red seal designation. They must have a good work ethic, be able to follow department regulations and be a co-operative team player. Experience with seniors is an asset. Qualified applicants please submit a current resume electronically by January 27, 2014 to: Barbara Empey, Nutritional Manager. Email: barb@bayfieldmanor.on.ca

WORK WANTED Handy Man- painting, trim work, door hanging, flooring, siding, tiling, decks, repairs. Very reasonable rates. Call Norm (613)340-5614.

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Notice to Creditors & Others All persons having claims against the estate of Lyla Cynthia Bingley, late of 3810 Cty Rd 26, RR2 Brockville, ON K6V 5T2, who died on October 5, 2013 are hereby notified to send particulars of their claims to the address below on or before February 1st, 2014, after which date the aforementioned estate will be distributed by the undersigned having regard only to the claims then filed. Dated January 10, 2014 Ross, Cliffen & Associates 30 Russell St. East P.O.Box 804 Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4W6 613-283-7342

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Diabetes Exercise Group meets every Monday at the Addison Church Hall, 10-11. Co-sponsored by Rideau Valley Diabetes Services. Doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s referral not required. Info: 613498-1555.

1st Annual ADHS Ladies Night, Thursday, February 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the ADHS

gym. Proceeds to support the purchase of girls sports uniforms at ADHS. Athens District High School open to the public, Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-8 for exercisers. Info: 613-498-1555. Soup/Sandwich/Dessert lunch, Athens United Church, Friday, Jan. 31, 11-1. Wing Night. Jan. 23, 4-9 p.m. Athens & District Snowmobile Club.

5. 4-8 p.m. Luna Pizzeria. Proceeds: 30 hour telethon for Palliative Care Services. 613-3422011. Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s January Awareness Month Bake Sale. Jan. 23, 11-2. 1000 Islands Mall, Centre Court. 613-345-7392. Baby Rhyme Time, Ontario Early Years, for parents and their babies, birth to 12 months, 166 Pearl St E., Thursdays, Feb 6, March 27, 1:30-3 p.m. To register call 1-866433-8933 ext 2374. Blood Donor Clinic, Monday, Jan. 27, 2-7 p.m. Brockville Memorial Centre, 1 Magedona Dr. BROCKVILLE Books with Toddlers, Ontario Early Years, parents with their children, 18 months 30 hour telethon fundraiser. Wed. Feb. to 3 years. Elizabethtown-Kitley Library, 4103

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LYN Euchre- sponsored by Rebekah Lodge #313, Tues. Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 23 Main St. Lyn.

MALLORYTOWN Books with Toddlers, Ontario Early Years, parents with their children 18 months to 3 years. Front of Yonge Public Library, 76 County Rd 5 South, Wednesdays, February 5-March 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m. To register call 1-866-433-8933 ext 2374.

Turkey Dinner- Open to all. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church, Cardinal. Saturday Feb. 1, 5:00-6:30 pm. Sponsored by C.U.P.P.A. (Catholic, United, Pentecostal, Presbyterian and Anglican Churches).

Dinner and Dance- Sunday, January 26, 2-6 p.m. Ham Dinner, 6 p.m. GSA Place (Grenville Snowmobile Association Club House), 4901 Charleville Road. Music by Brenda Kelly & Friends. Audrey Patterson 613-925-3001. Euchre every Tuesday sponsored by Fort Wellington Seniors Club at 455 Dibble St W. Light lunch, good prices, New time 6:30. Info: 613-925-0335. Karaoke- Legion. Fri. Jan. 24, 4 p.m. Marieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cupboard, St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Church- sale. Saturday Jan. 25, 8 am to 2 pm. Play & Learn Drop-In Program for Parents/Caregivers & children 0-6. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30. Ontario Early Years Centre. Central Public School, 490 Jessup St. (613)925-4975. Roast Beef Dinner Saturday Jan. 25th. Friendship Hall 454 Henry St. Prescott. Settings at 5:00 pm and 6:15 pm 613-925-4784, 613-925-4268 for tickets. Sponsored by Oddfellows and Rebekahs. Story Time at the Prescott Public Library, For dads, moms, grandparents and caregivers with children birth to 6 years of age. 360 Dibble St W, Fridays, January 10-February 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Info: 613-925-4340.

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Business menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fellowship- Chinese Luncheon, the house of Dragon. Saturday Jan 25th, 11:30 am. Guest speaker Leslie Running, Retired Road Superintendent. Reservations Les 613-815-7054, Ralph 613-382-4456. CPHC SAIL Dinersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club, Tuesday, January 28 at 12 noon at Gananoque Curling Club on William St. Transportation available Reservations required 613-382-1175 or 1-800561-8024. Gananoque and District Humane Society Winter Warm Up Chili Cook-of, Saturday,

Baby Rhyme Time, Ontario Early Years, For parents and their babies, birth to 12 months, Spencerville Public Library, 5 Henderson St. Thursdays, January 23-March 13, 10-11:30 a.m. To register call 1-866-4338933. Daily breakfast and lunch- Legion. 111:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 613-658-2031. Spencerville Library Friends Buck a Bag Book Sale BYOB, Saturday, January 25, 10noon.

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Sports - The Island City Blackhawks came into this game missing five regulars and had absolutely no expectations for this match. In the end the Blackhawks routed their much younger and newly retooled Seaway Pirates 10-3 at the ‘Barn on Broadway’ last Saturday night. The win improves the Hawks’ record to 14-4-3 and their home record improved to 4-3-1. “Boy it was tough just to see if we were going to be able to ice a team or not. We did and the guys that filled in here tonight did a great job,” Blackhawk management said to reporters outside the locker room after the game. The Brock Vegas lads jumped into a quick 4-1 first period lead which eventually led to the fireworks that followed. “After we jumped ahead 4-1, things definitely got a little chippy for sure. We don’t mind a little body contact, it’s the stickwork we have a problem with. Hey it makes Tuesday’s back half of this home and home that much more interesting,” management stated. The Hawks went into the third period with a commanding 8-3 lead and scored the only two goals in the final period. “It was funny their guys were telling us to relax and not take it so serious. We came here tonight to play the game it wasn’t us that started the crashing and banging. It’s too bad because they have a good group of hockey players over there. They remind us so much of the Winchester Bootleggers of three and four years ago and today they are one of the best teams around,” management quipped with excitement in his voice. Three players led the offensive attack for the Blackhawks by rippling the corded igloos twice each. ‘The Champ’ Wayne Morrow, Trevor ‘The Silencer’ Murray and

call up defenceman Ryan Held each scored a pair. ‘The Velvet Fog’ Rob Carter, J R ‘Buckleys’ Ryan, Daryl ‘Stumpy’ Whiteland and his nephew ‘The Rookie’ Jordy Whiteland rounded out the Blackhawks scoring on this night. “Boy it was a great to see Jordy play like he did tonight. That was by far the best game I have ever seen him play for us. It really wouldn’t have mattered whether he scored or not. He competed all night and that’s all we ask of our players, just show up and compete and he certainly did that tonight. I hope he can take off from here because we know he can do it,” management beamed when asked about the young Whiteland’s game. The Island City lads will have played in Cardinal Tuesday night for the second half of the home and home. Then this weekend things don’t get any easier, Saturday night they play host to the Cardinal Old Timers before chartering out to Morrisburg after the game for a date with the Flamingos Sunday morning.

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Sports – The festivities around the Travelers Tankard provincial men’s curling championship in Smiths Falls start on Sunday, Jan. 26 with the first draw on Monday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. The official opening will take place that evening at 7 p.m. We have 11 rinks headed by Glenn Howard (World Champion 2012), two Ottawa-based rinks – Bryan Cochrane and Mark Homan – Rob Rumfeldt who has played in Grand Slam events this season and John Epping who participated in the Olympic Trials along with the Howard rink. Is this the year that someone will catch the Howard rink? It is a great field with five teams returning from last year. Attendees should be treated to some great shot making during the week and interesting strategy discussions. We may have some very special guests at our Tankard - individuals who are internationally acclaimed in the world of curling. Musical entertainment will be available from 8 p.m. to midnight each evening. Your draw ticket will be your entry fee. Little California country band performs on Monday, followed by a combination of Peter Woods, Brian Browne and Harold Frizell on Tuesday and Wednesday. Everything Zen, who play country, rock and Celtic, is here on Thursday followed by the Doherty Brothers on Friday and Buddy Holly lives on Saturday, Feb. 1. Catered home cooked meals will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each night in the “Lockmaster House” (arena). These dinners will range in price from $18-$25 all inclusive. Box lunches will be available for $10 between noon and 2 p.m. each day. Holders of any package – Premium, General Admission or weekend – will not have to pay for their lunches. The Special Olympics Ontario games are scheduled for 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. They will be well supported by the Special Olympics athletes and their entourages from Smiths Falls and the region. This is a caring and compassionate commu-

nity and one would expect that this free event will be well attended. Another reminder: the Pink Shirt Draw is Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. More than 300 school children will be there. A silent auction will be held for these autographed shirts in the ensuing days. Exciting possibilities With the advent of the stick or launcher about 15 years ago, many former curlers were able to get back to the game. Sticks are very popular across the land for recreational curling. The major problem now for we seniors with joint replacements, arthritis, etc. is our ability to sweep effectively or to sweep (brush) at all. We need a powered curling broom – a mechanical or powered broom. John and Elaine Ireland are members of the Smiths Falls Curling & Squash Club. Elaine told John that if she was going to curl this year she would need a powered broom as her back problems would not allow her to sweep. John, an engineer, has designed and built a prototype broom which has been demonstrated to our icemaker and others. With the input received, John then built a second prototype which has been used by Elaine in the mixed recreational league at our club. John has applied for a patent and there is a good chance that he will have it before the Tankard. If that is the case, the Broom will be on display and demonstrated at the Tankard. Good on you John Congratulations!!! Ticket packages are available up to Jan. 23 using the order forms or calling the Tankard Hotline @ 613-812-3372. No mailed package orders will be processed after Jan. 20. Pre-ordered packages may be picked up from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Main Lobby of the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the 2014 Tankard event. All tickets sold at the Arena as of Jan. 20 will be for cash only. There is an ATM machine in the lobby. The website www.Smiths Falls.ca/tankard has been recently updated. It is terrific!!


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Freeze Your Buns continues with Brockville Road Runners Jan. 25 Sports - The Brockville Road Runners will be hosting the first of their three race winter Freeze Your Buns Series this Saturday, Jan. 25. All races start and end at the Brockville Memorial Centre with the kids 1 km race starting at 10 a.m. and the 5 km event starting at 10:15 p.m. Registration begins inside the Memorial Centre at 9 a.m. with the race fees as follows: kids $5, nonmembers $15, members $10, students $7, family $30.

Bring a non-perishable food item for Operation Harvest Share and receive a $2 discount. The second race in the series will be on Feb. 22 and the last race in the series is on March 22. Race times and fees are the same for each race. Participants in all three races will receive a long sleeve race shirt. All proceeds from the three races will go to the local food bank along with the donated food items. Photo by JAN MURRAY

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Second annual memorial squash tournament secures world ranking player demonstration Sports - The Best Western Country Squire Squash & Health Club, Gananoque and Cousins On King Bar and Grill and event organizers are thrilled to announce the second annual Memorial Guy Beaubien Squash Tournament Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. With all proceeds raised going to cancer research in Guy’s memory, this event will showcase players in four divisions, A, B, C and D. Guy, a local to the area, passed away two years ago from cancer and for those who knew him, knew his memorable Mr. Clean look but also his boisterous personality on and off the court. Organizers and owners, Jamie and Lori Higgs and Mike and Lisa’s Steacy of Cousins On King Bar and Grill in Gananoque have an extra connection as Guy was family, and thus created the event in his name and for cancer research. Food and beverage will be served throughout the weekend at Cousins On King Bar and Grill located at the Best Western Country Squire Resort in Gananoque. Players from Gananoque, Smiths Falls, Ottawa, Trenton, Kingston and Brockville will compete this year. This tournament invites spectators throughout the weekend to come and show their support and watch some great squash. Wayne “the “animal” Huff a longtime friend of Guy, will be performing at Cousins On King Saturday evening with no cover charge, also an open event for

spectators and players. Event organizers are also pleased to announce Ian Power as a special guest. Power has been coaching at the Power Squash Academy since 1999. During his tenure as a touring professional, he spent 10 years in the top 100 and won numerous titles including a gold medal at the Pan American Championships. He has had the opportunity to play around the world and has had the pleasure of coaching and working closely with top professionals and national champions. Power will be a participant in a Demonstration Match on Saturday night at 7 p.m. against another top competitor from Black Knight Squash. The public is invited to also attend. Players can register or find more information at www.squash4guy.ca and spots are limited so register early. The cost is $40/person and players are guaranteed three matches, a tournament souvenir and snacks throughout the weekend. There will also be a feature food and beverage menu at Cousins on King Bar and Grill. The Best Western Country Squire Resort has generously offered players accommodations this weekend from $69.99/night, plus tax. Players are asked to reference “Squash Rate” when making their reservations. For more information contact Jamie The Fonz Higgs at (613)-561-9447 or email fonzandlorihiggs@gmail.com.

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