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Retractable roof planned for second park pool Skate park, basketball in proposed last phase BY SANDRA BOLAN

Memorial Park is going to cost about $2 million more than forecasted and take nine years to complete, according to the most recent plan. When finished in 2021, the park would have a brand new bowl-shaped skateboard park along with a basketball court. The proposal also includes a sensory garden, pathways, splash pad, play areas, outdoor ice skating capabilities, new toboggan hill and a convertible pool. “It’s quite incredible,” said Rob Raycroft, director of leisure services for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville of the convertible pool. The proposed six-lane, 25-metre long pool will have a retractable glass roof and exterior glass walls that will slide open like patio doors. Town staff toured a similar facility at the Granite Club in Toronto. “Moving forward, I think that’s a marvelous idea,” said Councillor Rob Hargrave. See POOL, page 10.


Matthew Passafiume examines damaged apple trees at Applewood Farm Winery, his family’s McCowan Road orchard operation, Wednesday.

Frost takes bite out of apple crop BY SANDRA BOLAN

Come this fall, that annual trip to the orchard to pick apples for your pies and jams will be more like an Easter egg hunt, according to Matthew Passafiume, owner of Applewood Farm Winery. The early warm spell this past March caused fruit trees throughout Ontario to start blooming, but when the cold weather regained its

hold, those flowering buds died. “A really bad case of frost bite,” is how Mr. Passafiume described it. More than half of the McCowan Road u-pick’s 30-acre orchard was lost. “We’re hoping not much more, but we’re afraid it could be a lot more,” he said. “In the 40 years we’ve been here, we’ve never seen anything close to

this,” he said. The King flowers are the first blooms of the season and have the best chance to grow into the largest and strongest fruit. They are also the ones people like to buy in the grocery stores and at farmers’ markets. The King flowers usually bloom in the early spring, but this year it occurred a month ahead of schedule, which would have been fine,

had the deep cold not come back. Once the fruit sets, the tree then naturally sheds its crop in order to enable the King blooms to flourish. “If you grew all the fruit on the tree, it would break the branches,” said Leslie Huffman, apple specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Growers, like Mr. Passafiume, See VINEYARDS, page 9.

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Teens facing drug charges Two Stouffville teenagers have been charged after police found marijuana in a car last week. At about 6 p.m. May 31, York Regional Police officers noticed two young men in a vehicle in a Sunset Boulevard residential parking lot. When officers approached the vehicle, they saw a quantity of what they believed to be marijuana inside. Both youths were arrested. A 16-year-old was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, while a

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Window removed, home entered A McCowan Road home was broken into overnight Monday. A window at the rear of the house was broken in order to gain entry, according to police. It is still unknown what, if anything, was stolen. No one was home at the time. There are no suspects.


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arents across Ontario are feeling unprecedented pressure to open their wallets for school fundraising as families shell out money for everything from crayons and Kleenex to computers and playground equipment. “Today, there’s a bigger burden than ever before,” Progressive Conservative education critic Lisa MacLeod said. “Parents are paying (more than) half a billion bucks out of their own pockets each year for essential learning tools.” Bake sales, car washes and pizza lunches generate tens of millions of dollars in fundraising that is supposed to enrich — not replace — public funding. And “the amount of extra monies that are being raised for school purposes is steadily increasing,” the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association stated. “The trend is undeniable.” Parents do “have a role to play in actually augmenting the school budget,” said Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education, a parent-led advocacy group. But she believes the education system is taking advantage of parents’ willingness and ability to be involved, assuming they will put in that extra time and money. Many parents agree. School boards know parents will fundraise, said Oshawa dad Steve Rockbrune, who believes parents will work hard to give their kids the best they can provide. “That’s why they put the squeeze on us,” said Mr. Rockbrune, who was surprised when his daughter, who attends Harmony Public School, came home at the start of the year with a note requesting donations of Kleenex and glue. Parents said drumming up dollars isn’t the most popular task. “Nobody really ever wants to take on the job of fundraising because it’s a lot of work,” said Catherine Scott, fundraising committee co-chairperson at Roch Carrier Elementary School in Ottawa. “And yet we need classroom resources; we need new technology; we need to keep our school grounds up; spend money on paint for hopscotch and four square in the playground — and there’s no money in the school budget for those things.”

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Parents feel school fundraising pinch

School councils are finding new ways to raise money. At Terry Fox Public School in Ajax, school community council chairperson Sandra Fletcher has become familiar but not comfortable with soliciting friends and family. “The SCC relies on parents and grandparents and sisters and uncles and cousins,” she said. When the school opened, the gym didn’t have a sound system and the library didn’t have enough books. After years of fundraising to add these items, Ms Fletcher said she has found parents have reached fundraising fatigue. The school council of St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in Ottawa doesn’t do any fundraising for the school. Instead, it lets the students decide how to raise funds and how to use the money. “It’s hard to get volunteers, so it would fall on a few people’s shoulders,” said Joanne MacEwan, chairperson of the school council and cochairperson of the Catholic School METROLAND STAFF/KAZ NOVAK Parents’ Association. Leaving it up to the students A student makes a presentation using a laptop computer and whiteboard. These are some of the items for teaches them responsibility and which schools fundraise. keeps parents from burning out, Ms MacEwan said. However, not everyone agrees that the problem is a funding shortfall. Joe Allin, chairperson of the Durham District School Board, believes current government funding is sufficient and fundraising is a long-standing practice in schools A three-part series that will take place no matter what. on school fundraising practices “I’m not convinced it’s associated with need,” Mr. Allin said. “That isn’t JUNE 7: Inequality in funding to say there aren’t needs. I’d say this activity would go on regardless of JUNE 9: Feeling the pinch the level of funding that comes into JUNE 14: Funding starts with province the schools.” Fundraising is a way for parents to be active and feel like they’re contributing to their child’s school, said In the York District School Board, Ms Kidder, of People for Education. the Bayview Hill Elementary school “I think it’s a really nice, undercouncil in Richmond Hill runs a standable way to be involved in our weekly pizza lunch program, the kids’ school.” main force behind the school’s sucIn Woodbridge, St. Clare Cathocess at fundraising. lic School spent funds on school About 500 kids participate in the improvements, arts enrichment, program, and on average it brings in security cameras and healthy-living $40,000 each year. initiatives such as yoga in recent The council also runs an annual years, according to a school council dance-a-thon, diversity night and letter to the community. barbecue, which has allowed it to, “Fundraising is so important to among other things, build a main our school,” the school council statplayground and an enclosed kined. “Through it, our children are able dergarten play structure in the past (ETFO) in Waterloo. The ETFO said school fundraisto access many enhanced resources seven years. In just one council meet“I can’t think of a week where ing lets the provincial government and programs that only serve to ing alone earlier this school year, there isn’t some fundraising initia“shirk” its responsibility to properly enrich their educational experience.” the council approved $81,000 worth tive,” Mr Weiler said. “It puts an fund schools and puts pressure on Muddying the issue further is of items teachers requested for the unrealistic expectation on parents everyone in the system. determining the must-have items. classroom. The wish lists included: and family and the community.” “The funds have to come from For example, the Ministry of EduLCD-mounted projectors, Macintosh NDP education critic Peter somewhere,” said Durham ETFO cation doesn’t consider technology computers, iPads, iTune gift cards, Tabuns believes the government president Gerard O’Neill. “People an essential item for schools. In fact, DVDs for the library, stacking cups, relies on parents to fundraise. have to go out and raise them.” it slashed the budget for that line kidney tables and yoga kits for the “You almost think they quietly Filling this funding gap often item by $25 million for the 2011-12 primary students. approve. This is a way of reducing comes down to teachers, many of school year. Many parents say they are feeling the pressure on them for proper whom end up paying for essential In turn, the ministry’s guidelines the pinch with schools continually funding of education. Leave it to classroom items, such as pencils deem it acceptable for schools to asking for more money. the parents. The parents will raise and paper, out of their own pocket, acquire technology with fundraising. It can seem endless, said Greg the money and won’t squawk about Mr. O’Neill said. Weiler, a father of two at the primary the fact that their school isn’t getSome manage the entire fundlevel and president for the Elementing enough. But it means a lot of raising procedure, which takes time Care to comment, Whitchurch-Stouffville? tary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario children get shortchanged.” E-mail letters to the editor to away from teaching.



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Stand up for your money Re: Well building extravagant, letter to the editor by Randy Franks, May 17. All I have to say about the waste of money on the well station is it doesn’t surprise me. It doesn’t surprise me only two architectural concepts were presented. It doesn’t surprise me development charges aren’t considered regular tax dollars by our mayor. It should. But it doesn’t. So I’m asking all who had a say in spending $2.6 million on a well house to think of this... Think of the kids in your town whose parents, due to hardship, can’t afford to properly feed and clothe them. Think of the person with a mental health problem who can’t work or can only work part time. Think of the kid who wants to play hockey but can’t because his single mother cannot afford it. Think of the senior citizen who is about to lose the home

for which he has worked his entire life, who has paid taxes to your town longer than you have. Think of the neighbour who is disabled and can barely afford to live on the assistance he receives. Maybe some of that money could have gone toward helping those more than 8,000 people waiting for housing in the region. What a shame. I’m sure a $2.6-million well house will help our emergency services workers carry out their duties so we can sleep soundly at night. Uh huh... At least it was just development charges and not tax dollars, right? Hitching posts? Are we in the wild West? Come on, people, haven’t we learned we can’t trust politicians? It is time to stand up for where our money goes. Transparency and accountability. Those two words would make any politician run and hide.


Ontario taking steps to make adoptions work


ometime when I was still in grade school, my parents sat down me, my two brothers and two sisters for one of those family chats we had every once in a while that usually involved something momentous. Like we were buying a camper trailer and trekking cross-country to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore. Or someone important to our family had died and our parents were breaking it to us, gently, all together. Or my grandmother from Timmins was moving in — taking my bedroom — and we were having the basement finished and I’d sleep down there. Or we were getting a new car. Or the cat had died. Or you name it. Usually it was pretty big stuff, or so it seemed, subjects that merited a tribal powwow with all present. One of those big conferences involved my parents’ announcement of their attempt — it was more like a mission — to adopt two brothers who had been featured in our church bulletin as being in need of a home. Everyone seemed excited. I personally was excited because it said they liked sports and I liked sports and was always looking for someone to play catch with or road hockey and the two brothers I had just weren’t that

Bernie O’Neill into either. Our house was big and, even with all the kids, it always seemed to be clean and in order with lots of food in the fridge and lots of activity. For my father, who himself was one of seven children, I think he thought he easily had the means to support more children and it seemed a shame these brothers didn’t have a permanent home. Somebody needed to step up. I don’t know how to put it other than that my parents both felt they had a lot more to give to the world. People who were involved with the adoption visited our home, talked to my parents, took references, asked to see their bank statements and so on.

My father didn’t seem to enjoy the grilling, follow-up phone calls, visit to his office, or questions about his personal life, how much beer he drank, who his friends were, what he read or watched on TV. I think my parents were almost offended they had offered to adopt without reservation and were being put through a grilling worthy of a CSI episode (or in those days it might have been Starsky and Hutch). But they just smiled and hoped for the best. I don’t really know what the reason was in the end, other than the obvious, that they already had five kids and on some days that seemed like three or four too many. Even if you did own a “big” house, you can never have enough bathrooms. (Never mind the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee — if you’ve ever waited for your turn with all those brothers and sisters, the words “60 years on the throne” take on a whole new meaning). My parents were hurt, but respected the negative decision of the powers-thatbe, assuming things would get better for the boys — that something was being done to improve their situation. It was several years later my parents brought home a similar bulletin, featuring the same two boys, still living in foster care and seeking a permanent,

adoptive family. The boys looked decidedly older now, in their early teens. We all just shook our heads and wondered what could have been. Ontario announced this week it will provide more financial help to families that adopt children who are age 10 or older. As it stands, very few children in this age category are adopted. What astonished me about the report was that there are thousands of children out there who are candidates for adoption in Ontario, meanwhile people travel to China or Eastern Europe to adopt. I am sure people are working in earnest to find homes for these kids and always do what’s best for them. But clearly something is wrong with this picture, whether it is restrictions on adopting a child who is not of your own cultural background — something I’ve never understood or agreed with, we are a multicultural society after all, we can have multicultural families, too. Or it is financial challenges, or red tape or simply lack of awareness. I’m sure we can do better. Anything we can do to give these children a family, stability and a loving home is a step in the right direction. Stouffville resident Bernie O’Neill is a York Region Media Group editor.

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Let's start with a Roasted Red Pepper Soup, which is made with chicken stock, fresh tomatoes, sweet onions, the roasted peppers of course, roasted Well, there is still lots of good stuff to choose garlic and...'spices'. from, that's for sure. Firstly, we've just received $ Featured at... CONTAINER a nice shipment of 4' Mandevillas, both in pink —AND— our salad feature will be Mango Quinoa. and white, and there are Trellised Mandevillas This is made with diced sweet peppers, roasted in white, pink or red. Hanging baskets in pecans, sweet onions, fresh Haden mangoes and white and red are available, as well as some 'spices'. Dressing is rice wine vinegar-based, with passion flowers — all these for full sun, and mango pulping a homemade sweet chili sauce. they are prolific bloomers. We were lucky to get another lot of red mother Geraniums, Reg: $1.99/100g priced at $12.95 ea., some larger square patio — AND, for dessert, we'll be making some of pots at both $30 and $40, a good number Mary's rice pudding, with raisins or without. The of Hibiscus Standards at $35 and bushes at last time that we featured this, I erroneously gave $30. There is still a good assortment of small Doreen the credit (out of habit) but I have been stuff to construct your own arrangements corrected; it's Mary, one of our long-time kitchen or baskets, and if you're unsure of how to proceed — just ask! We will have a clearance folk, who has always % area for items that need a good home, so check OFF made this delicious dish! THIS things out! WEEK Reg. $4.99 ea.





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Markham Music Festival : Now That’s Entertainment By Solveig Barber This year’s Markham Village Music Festival marks the 35th time we’ve hosted the festival, and that’s only one of the special anniversaries we’re celebrating. Part of our entertainment line-up will also be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. We’re also celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the beginning of the War of 1812, when the Americans invaded Canada and were repulsed. The Festival starts Friday night at 6 pm with the Taste of Markham, a celebration of Markham’s diverse cultural heritage. Join your neighbours and friends and sample cuisine from around the world. Our four stages features several bands including Turning Point, Tripple Play, Reggae band InfraRed, The John Stewart Band, the Farrucas, The Moralitos Latin Band and dance groups from Main Street Dance and Ensemble Biljana. We also have Alex the Magician for the kids. Saturday at 10 am the fun starts again with a variety of bands and acts. The bands include many local favourites including Marion Drexler, the Markham Concert Band, GWood, Souled Out, OVERunder, Liza Williams, What About Bob, The Big Chill, Pieces of Eight from the Battle of the Bands, and dance groups from Main Street Dance, Kicks Dance Studio, Kick Up a Fuss Cloggers, entertainment for the kids from Juno nominated Chris McKhool of Fiddlefire, Alex the Magician and Nick’s Juggling Family. At our Opening Ceremonies at 12:15, along with out Town Crier, Mayor and local politicians, we will have a visit from the “Queen” to celebrate her

Diamond Jubilee and soldiers from Fort York will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Our headliner on the Main Stage at 2:00 pm will be the fabulous Robbie Lane and the Disciples, a band that goes back through several decades of rock and roll. You can also hear Robbie nearly every day on radio AM 740. The whole family will also have a great time at Morgan Park with carnival rides and a petting zoo. On your way to the park, stroll through Barkham at the north end of Main Street and see all the events for dogs. Bring your dog to join in the fun.


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Gone to the Dogs… Again! By Rob Goddard

Music Festival Runs a Facebook Charity Contest

The Markham Village Music Festival has been running a “Vote for your favourite charity” Barkham is back once again as part of the Markham Vilcontest on its Facebook page. Ten local branches of charities, large and small are competlage Music Festival and if you love pets then you will want ing to win $500. The charity that gets the most votes by Friday June 8 wins. to stop by. Despite being called Barkham, this festival is As of writing, over about more than just dogs, and celebrates the wonderful 650 votes have been relationship between people and their companion animals. cast. The winner will In addition to our fabulous pet related vendors, we also have be announced on many pet adoption groups on hand to answer your questions our website <www. about pet adoption or about bringing home a pet. Dogs, cats, markham-festival. guinea pigs, rabbits, chinchillas, rats, ferrets and more – org>, on Facebook < come and meet them! The FidoCARES Tour is making a stop at the Festival this Markham.Village. year. Come out and celebrate dogs at Fido’s 60 foot trailer. Music.Festival> and This year we have games for you and your dog to participate to the media Monday in. Want to try the longest stay, Balderdash and more. To parJune 11. ticipate, there’s a $5.00 donation to Helping Homeless Pets for one event or $10.00 for two or more events. See you at Barkham… It’s not just for dogs!

Sponsors Make It Happen The Markham Village Music Festival remains a free event thanks to the valuable aid of government, corporate and private sponsors. Without them we would not have the resources to make this festival possible. Their cash and inkind donations help us showcase local talent including crafters, artists and entertainers. Thanks to the generosity of these sponsors the Festival continues to grow and improve. Please support the sponsors the following communityminded organizations. Presenting sponsor: Enbridge; Half Note sponsors: Sierra Building Group 68 Main Street, Mainly Mac, Economist & Sun, Capstone Communications Group; Quarter Note sponsors: Sutton Group Heritage Realty; Noteworthy Sponsors: Fido, Scotia Bank; Festival Friends: Hutchinson Farm Supply and our generous Government Sponsors: Town of Markham and Government of Canada - Canadian Heritage. If you are interested in contributing to the Festival for next year, check out our website at http:// html to find out ways how.

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By Al Wallis Once again, the Festival has secured a number of new and interesting crafters. From a total of 56, there are 30 new registrants including jewellery, fine art, pottery, knitwear for adults and kids, unique pens & pencils, home and garden décor, birdhouses, and exotic skin care products along with a selection of crafts from Africa and The Americas. Visit our website for a listing of exhibitors and their products. While strolling the street, enjoying the music and checking out the myriad of crafted product available, be sure to take time to partake of the many fine foods being offered, including roast corn, shwarma, french fries, poutine, Caribbean and Hawaiian delicacies along with the hot dogs, hamburgers and bacon on a bun. Finish it off with some miniature donuts, ice cream or baked sweets and wash it down with fresh lemonade Have your kids get their faces made up with fancy colours and sparkles or take on the look of a jungle animal. A number of businesses will also be there, presenting their products or services and providing information on a variety of subjects from health to student activities. The best water around will be available for sampling. Be sure to visit the Markham Potable Water Truck and taste the great Markham water. It’s good, and environmentally friendly. All in all, it’s another blockbuster presentation on Main Street Markham.

The Markham Village Music Festival remains a free event thanks to the valuable aid of government, corporate and private sponsors. Without them we would not have the resources to make this festival possible. Their cash and in-kind donations help us showcase local talent including crafters, artists and entertainers. Thanks to the generosity of these sponsors the Festival continues to grow and improve. Please support the sponsors the following community-minded organizations. Presenting sponsor: Enbridge; Half Note sponsors: Sierra Building Group 68 Main Street, Mainly Mac, Economist & Sun, Capstone Communications Group; Quarter Note sponsors: Sutton Group Heritage Realty; Noteworthy Sponsors: Fido, Scotia Bank; Festival Friends: Hutchinson Farm Supply and our generous Government Sponsors: Town of Markham and Government of Canada - Canadian Heritage. If you are interested in contributing to the Festival for next year, check out our website at

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Vineyards unaffected by frost From page 1.

are waiting to see what is salvageable from the June drop. But according to the Ontario Apple Growers Association, Mr. Passafiume can expect to see only 20 per cent of his normal yield. Ms Huffman said many growers will be economically OK this season as they have already been paid for last year’s crop, which is now coming out of storage and being sold. Next year, however, will be tough on growers because they won’t have anything to sell from this year, she said. Some growers have crop insurance, which will help cover a portion of the damage “and keep (them) afloat for another year,” Ms Huffman said. To help make up what will be lost in apple sales, Mr. Passafiume planted double the number of pumpkins he normally would have. The u-pick farm also grows strawberries, which Mr. Passafiume said “look really good. ... That’s something.” “Our concern is this year obviously being able to keep our customers happy and giving them something to do,” he said. Applewood is also an award-winning winery, but Mr. Passafiume does not think they will be able to make any from apples this year. Instead, they plan on making more strawberry wine. Just northeast of Applewood is Willow Springs Winery, which was not affected

by the early thaw/re-frost because grapes bloom later in the season, typically midMay, according to Mario Testa, the vineyard’s manager and winemaker. “We are one of the rare people who are OK,” he said.

Some growers have crop insurance, which will help cover a portion of the damage ‘and keep (them) afloat for another year.’ Some apple varieties weathered the temperature swing better than others. Honey Crisps, Ambrosias and Spies will be available, however, Ms Huffman said the Empires were completely damaged, while the Macintoshes were “quite hard-hit”. “The lower it was in the orchard, the harder they got it,” Mr. Passafiume said. Applewood grows Macintosh, Red Delicious, Spencer, Cortland/Red Cortland, Spartan, Royal Gala, Honey Crisp, Paula Red and some Golden Delicious. The quality and taste of the apples that did survive will not be affected. However, what customers may see are misshapen or oddly shaped fruit, Ms Huffman said. She also noted growers may increase their farmers’ market prices. “I don’t think there has been a price increase for quite a while. They’re certainly not looking to gouge consumers,” she said.


Matthew Passafiume shows a fruitless apple branch, a dry apple bud that was not pollinated at Applewood. By now, there should be 70 per cent more apples on this branch.

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Pool would be added to leisure centre in final phase of Memorial Park From page 1.

It is expected to be located west of the current indoor pool as an addition to the Lebovic Leisure Centre. This means the second indoor pool slated for construction between 2015 and 2017 beside the Stouffville Clippers Sports Complex on Weldon Road will be shelved. This new pool also replaces the current outdoor pool in Memorial Park that is currently in the process of being decommissioned. The double-bay gym town staff slated for construction at the leisure centre in 2018/19 will now be added to the Clippers Complex, according to Mr. Raycroft’s report to council this week on the updated Memorial Park master plan. While it seems that just about every activity imaginable will be available in Memorial Park once it’s completed, the one thing it won’t have is tennis. The park’s two courts were removed last year because they were at the end of their operating life and the space was needed to expand the lawn bowling green. The updated master plan calls for the three tennis courts beside the Stouffville Arena on Ninth Line to be upgraded and

resurfaced. “It is staff’s opinion that creating a tennis court cluster of high quality, similar to that recently completed in Ballantrae, will better serve the interests of both the recreational and competitive player,” Mr. Raycroft wrote.

The double-bay gym town staff slated for construction at the leisure centre in 2018/19 will now be added to the Clippers Complex... As part of the park’s master plan, Burkholder Street between the Lebovic Leisure Centre/Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library access driveway and Park Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic through Memorial Park on weekends between May and September as well as during special events. The town’s current 10-year capital forecast includes a park budget of about $12.7 million. The updated plan has a budget of around $14 million. A report will come to council June 19 with new and potential capital funding sources for the park.

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Mennos send crowd home happy The Stouffville Mennos logged a little overtime during their Oshawa City and District Fastball League contest against the Oshawa BB Juniors played before a large gathering of onlookers as part of a Whitchurch-Stouffville Softball Association night at Memorial Park Thursday. The extra effort paid off in a 5-4 come-from-behind win in eight innings. Trailing 4-1 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, the Mennos began to mount their comeback as they scored one run to cut their deficit to 4-2. The Mennos then scored one run in the sixth and the game-tying run in the seventh, buoyed by a clutch pinch hit RBI by Jay Nesbitt, to force extra innings. In the top of the eighth inning, which saw the international rule for tiebreakers utilized in which the batter from the previous inning started from second base, Oshawa attempted a sacrifice bunt to move their runner to third base. But Mennos’ third baseman Robert Kay fielded the ball and made a quick relay throw to shortstop Jeff Boadway, who tagged the runner out.

After Oshawa failed to score in their half of the frame, the Mennos won the game in their trip to the plate when Shawn Boadway sent a fly ball deep to centre field, moving the base runner to third base. Rich Burkholder then hit a sacrifice fly to score the winning run. Mennos’ pitcher Travis Connor went three innings in relief of starter Greg Dalgarno to earn the win. Despite stranding 11 runners during the contest, the Mennos outhit Oshawa 11-6 with Shawn Boadway and his brother Dale each supplying two hits. Burkholder drove in a pair of runs. Now 2-4 on the season, the Mennos are scheduled to play a road game against defending league champion Scarborough Tuesday and then host the Oshawa Juniors Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Prior to the game, Canadian national women’s team pitcher Jen Caira put on a clinic for youngsters, demonstrating different pitches and offering encouragement and instruction.

Yankees remain on roll The Stouffville Yankees mosquito selects are on a roll after winning

recent back to back games and now own a 4-1 won-loss record in the York Simcoe Baseball Association Select League standings. Playing host to the Vaughan Vikings June 6, the first-year Yankees cruised to a 13-5 win. Owen McKnight was the winning pitcher. With little time to dwell on what they had accomplished, the Yankees hosted the Markham Mariners the following day and emerged with a 16-7 win. Jayden Spylo was the winning pitcher. The Yankees are scheduled to host Vaughan at Memorial Park Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Gajan eliminated at Ontario match play championships Gajan Sivabalasingham was eliminated in the second round of the Golf Association of Ontario’s Men’s Match Play Championship after falling to eighth seed Stephane Dubois of Brantford on the 19th hole at The Lake Joseph Club near Port Carling Wednesday. Seeded 25th, the 18-year-old Ballantrae resident won his first round match over Brad Burgess 2 and 1.


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Spartans chasing elusive titles BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

Through the years, the Stouffville District Secondary School Spartans boys’ rugby program has captured numerous York Region Athletic Association titles and Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AA and AAA medals. But the one accomplishment eluding the Spartans’ program has been a Barbarian Cup title. The Spartans junior and bantam boys’ hope to end that drought when they take to the Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School pitch in Aurora tomorrow to compete in this championship, which at those age levels, is the unofficial OFSAA title. Capturing this year’s YRAA title with a victory over Bill Crothers (Unionville) in last week’s final, the Spartans juniors gained an automatic entry into the Barbarian Cup championships and will begin play against North Toronto Collegiate at 9:45 a.m. and then face Brantford Collegiate at noon and conclude pool play against Napanee at 4 p.m.

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The winner of that pool will advance to Monday’s semifinal. Spartans’ head coach Rob Edmondson thinks his club has as good a chance as the other 15 teams entered to compete for the coveted title. To do that, though, he felt a lot of things will have to work in their favour.

One accomplishment eluding the Spartans’ program has been a Barbarian Cup title. Especially since Edmondson revealed they enter the tournament with a roster a little thin on depth. “We will only have three or four subs to go with,” he said. “But we showed that we’re capable of winning based on what we did last week (at the YRAA championships).” While Edmondson did not want to look ahead, he said their second match against Brantford Collegiate could be the one that


determines their fate as they are the top seed in the tournament. Pointing out the Barbarian Cup rules will see games played in two, 15-minute halves, Edmondson said it will be crucial for his charges to play consistent rugby from start to finish. Especially on defence. “If our defence is strong we can wear down the opposition,” he said. As well though, he said their structure will also be critical. “Because the games will be quick we can’t afford to get down on ourselves if we’re trailing. When we defeated Bill Crothers last week (for the YRAA title) we played good defence and our structure was good where we didn’t get down on ourselves and hung in there right to the end,” he recalled. The Spartan bantams are among 10 teams vying for their respective title and are placed in a pool with Streetsville High School and Saltfleet. The Spartans will play Saltfleet at 2:45 p.m. and Streetsville at 5:30 p.m.


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More action for house league hockey players Players enrolled in the Whitchurch-Stouffville Minor Hockey Association’s house league program could have additional opportunities to take to the ice for the 2012-13 campaign. The association recently announced it will expand its rostered select program for the upcoming season. The program is designed to offer house league players an opportunity to participate in exhibition and tournament games with other centres in addition to their regular house league schedule. Interested players will be invited to try out for these teams in late September. Under this program, rostered select teams may play up to two exhibition games per month as well as three weekend tournaments over the course of a season. The association was quick to point out rostered select competition is non-contact. Any players included on a rostered select team can also remain eligible to be an AP for an association rep team. Subject to sufficient interest and coaching staff support,

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the association plans to offer teams in the following divisions: novice-2004; atom 2002/03; pee wee 2000-01; bantam 1998-99; minor midget 1997 and midget 1996-95. Those interested in a head coaching position should submit the coaching application form, available on the association’s website, to the hockey office by June 15. Coach selection will include an interview process and final coach selection must be approved by the association’s board. For further information, contact Tammy De Luca at: More information regarding tryout dates will be provided on the association’s website at:

You make the call: hockey referees wanted The Whitchurch-Stouffville Minor Hockey Association is looking for adults who would like to become certified as referees. For those interested or in requesting further information, contact Paul Thornhill, association referee in chief, at 905-6422615.

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DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM/ ACTIVATION SERVICES Responsible for directing the development of recreational and therapeutic programs to meet the needs of our residents. Ensure the Department is operating in compliance with the Long Term Care Homes Act, CCHSA and Markhaven policies. Qualifications: • A post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or dementia studies. • 2 years supervisory experience in program planning, budget planning, scheduling, implementing and developing recreational and therapeutic programs preferably in a long-term care. Submit resume to the attention of the Director of Administration by fax 905-294-6521 or e-mail to: No phone calls please. Closing Date June 22, 2012

Dental office located in Sutton is currently looking for an Experienced Customer Service or Health Professional Admin. Dental experience an asset position available immediately Send resume & cover letter to Fax - 1.877.686.0451 RECEPTIONIST for Fridays and vacations. RPN for Endoscopy Reprocessing Email: or fax to: 905-947-8532 Health Care/ Medical

Kinesiologist required for a Multidisciplinary Clinic in Unionville.

Please fax resume to 905-479-7808

Restaurants/ Hospitality

Parkview Village P/T WAITSTAFF required Fax resume to: 905-640-7944 or email administrator @parkview

Required for local school aged childcare centres. Part-time Split shifts, Mon- Fri. Must be available to work Sept to June. Email: amongfriendsdaycarecentres General Help

General Help

FULL & PART TIME CAR DETAILERs Send your resume to: D. Colalillo Email:

or fax: 905-415-2001

P/T DRIVER/ WAREHOUSE WORKER required. Must have G license with 5 yrs. driving exp. $14/hr. (Wed. & Fri.) Jim:905-472-2569

Email: brenmorecleaning Presently seeking good looking men, woman and children for photo shoots for Bride and Groom Canada magazine. No experience necessary. 1-(855)280-5050

Technical/Skilled Trades KUBOTA CANADA Ltd. in Markham is seeking a Technical Service Administrator. You must have good mechanical aptitude and a background in agricultural, heavy equipment or construction equipment. Bilingual in English & French is considered an asset. Send resumes to:

PART-TIME LINE COOK for open kitchen. P/T DISHWASHERS Email resume: johnnybistro markham

HIGH LINER Foods seeking experienced Permanent PT Merchandiser to drive sales & develop customer relationships. 2-3 years experience. Communication, organization, negotiation & presentation skills are required. Must have valid driver's license, vehicle & computer. Full job description at: Email resume: canadianjobs@

Apartments for Rent MCCOWAN/ 7- Bright, spacious 1 bedroom basement apartment, separate entrance, appliances, parking, A/C. cable, non-smoking/ pets. Immediately. $749. 647-893-7900 STOUFFVILLE- APARTMENTS for rent in pristine 4-storey building. Suitable for non-smoking individual/ couple. No pets. Near amenities. $1075/ $1235. 905-640-4727

Open Houses

STOUFFVILLE- RENOVATED basement, walkout to deck, lakeview, parking. 286 Hwy#47. Exceptionally $895. including cable/ infinished 3 bedroom Centu- ternet. August 1st. ry home in the Village of 647-889-8722 Goodwood. Offers quiet country enjoyment, yet WARDEN/ HWY7- Baseminutes away from Stouff- ment apt. Separate enville, Uxbridge, Markham trance, laundry, utilities, and all amenities. This A/C. Non-smoking/ pets. home features a traditional Suits professional. 1 bedbalcony, 9' ceilings, room, $900. 2 bedroom 400sqft heated workshop $1150. 905-477-8626 and large backyard/ deck for Summer enjoyment. Open House: This Satur- Houses for Rent day & Sunday 1-3pm. Josh Maynard, Homelife Dreams Realty Inc. 16TH/ WOODBINE- 2400 sq.ft. spacious, detached 4 905-477-5200 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, w/finished basement. NonStores for Sale smoking/ pets. July 1st. $2400 +utilities. Thomas DRESS YOUR business 416-895-2978 for success in this charming charismatic location on FOR LEASE or Salebusy Highway 11. 2000sqft Stouffville- newer, upgradstore, open concept floor ed 3 bedroom semi, backs 1700sq.ft., plan, soaring ceilings, with onto pond, plentiful parking, great near schools/ GO bus. visibility, huge traffic area. (416)268-4486 large mezzanine area, level docking, good storage. MIDLAND AND Steeleslarge lot! Call Kathy House for rent. $1200 + Proudfoot to view your utilities. Close to all next business location! utilities. Call 416-574-4579 Salesperson, Royal LePage York North Realty TH- HWY #7 & 9th Line, 4 Bedroom, 3 bath, finished Toll free- 1-866-773-9595 basement, double car garage. July 1. $1,795/ mo. Apartments for 416-738-0161 Rent KENNEDY/ HIGHGLEN- 2 Rooms for Rent and bedroom+ study base- Wanted ment, separate entrance, 4 appliances, 1 parking. No HWY#7/ 48 Markhampets. $1000 inclusive. July Furnished/ unfurnished 1st. 647-897-5383 rooms, main floor/ basement. sharing kitchen/ MARKHAMAPART- bathroom, $395.-$595. MENT building- bachelor Available immediately. apt. Laundry room, outdoor First/ last. (905)471-3261 parking included. No dogs. Available Aug. 1st. $840. Pools, Hot Tubs, 905-472-0287

Office/ Administration

VITALITY DEPOT in Concord is seeking a Customer Service Rep with A/R Exp. Must speak French and have an outstanding command of the English language. Forward resumes to Full description http://

now hiring

Experienced COOKS Full or part-time. Call 905-205-0145 or apply at:

9275 Hwy #48, Unit 18

Houses for Rent

STOUFFVILLE- Hoover Park 3 bedroom, 3 baths, fin. basement $ 1,600+. July 15th. WOOTTEN WAY - TH/condo 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, $ 1,200+ parking Aug. 1st

For more details please call: 905-471-6927 ext 231. Mortgages/ Loans

Mortgages/ Loans

Available Mortgages Up to 90% LTV

Don't Worry About Credit! Refinance Now! Call Hugh Fusco AMP -647-268-1333 #M08005735

Igotamortgage Inc. #10921 Vehicles Wanted/ Wrecking $300 TO $1000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050 WE PAY $350-$3000 for your scrap cars, vans and trucks. Free towing 24/7. 416-825-3360.

MAID TO Order- Family operated, old fashioned corner to corner cleaning. Workmanship guaranteed. Insured, bonded. (905)640-4659

9th line/Aurora Rd

FT HYGIENE Coordinator for Bayview Hill Dental in Richmond Hill. Dental reception experience mandatory. Strong computer, communication & organizational skills. Autopia knowledge an asset. 2 evenings/ week. Excellent benefits & salary based on experience. Send resume to: rhdentalposition@

Remembering you is easy I do it everyday It's the heartache of losing you That will never go away. Love Always Terry, Mom XO Card of Thanks

Mortgages/ Loans

MR. KING'S JUNK REMOVAL- Fast, reliable, same day pick up. Why $$MONEY$$ CONSOLI- spend more somewhere DATE Debts Mortgages to else? Seniors Discounts! 90% No income, Bad cred- Call Vincent it OK! Better Option Mort- 647-216-KING (5464) gage #10969 1-800-282-1169



On behalf of the Chapman family, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, presence, love, flowers, donations, cards and friendship during our time of sorrow. Special thank you to the staff at O'Neill's Funeral Home. It was obvious to us how many lives our mom "Vivien" touched. She will be missed, but not forgotten. Sincerest thanks, The Chapman family. Career Counselling & Resumes

BALMER, Juanita

Cedar Beach Park now hiring Recreational Director and Lifeguards Start immediately. Call 416-717-3372

I thought of you today But that is nothing new I thought of you yesterday And will tomorrow too I think of you in silence And make no outward show For what it meant to lose you Only those who love you know

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In Memoriam

WILLIAMS, TERRY (Griz) May 14th, 1957 - June 13th, 2009 There is always a face before me, A voice I would love to hear, A smile I will always remember, Of a brother I loved so dear Deep in my heart lies a picture, More precious than silver or gold, It's a picture of my brother, Where memory will never grow old. Miss you so much Ter, Loved but never forgotten, Donna,Gord & Joyce XO

Card of Thanks

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at the age of 84, at the Westmount LTC Residence, surrounded by her family. Survived by her husband John, her children John (Dianne) and Karen and grandchildren Ashley and Nicole. Friends and family will be received at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main Street North (Markham Road) Markham, on Friday June 8th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Ontario.

POOL-LINERS! BEST prices! Largest selection! Quality work! Warranty! Free estimates! Glenn: 1-800-379-3827 or visit:

In Memoriam


MARKHAM RD/ ElsonWalkout, 2 bedroom basement. Facing pond. Near TTC/ school/ amenities. June. 1st. $900. 416-843-1395, (905)294-3273

Restaurants/ Hospitality


Houses for Rent

OTTO, Guttorn Peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, June 2, 2012 in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his ex-wife Gertrude Otto. Proud father of Herbert (Christine), Hildy Battista (Lino). Honored grandfather of Karl (Suzie), Erik (Sarah), Yvonne, Jenny Collins (Trevor) and great grandfather of Chloe, Lukas, Julian, Jefery, Fynn. Guttorn "Tory" was a musician and artist who portrayed Canada's rugged and varied landscape from coast to coast on his canvas. His many students will remember his charm and encouragement. A Celebration of his Life will take place at his home on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 from 12 noon-5 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Arrangement entrusted to O'Neill Funeral Home 6324 Main Street, Stouffville, 905-642-2855. As per Tory's wishes, no flowers nor donations please. His family would like to thank everyone for their support.


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LANDSCAPING/LAWN CARE GARDENARTS Spring cleanup and summer care for your garden’s perennials, shrubs, annuals. Regular or as-needed maintenance by former Master Gardener and trained Qualified Plantsman. Show-quality maintenance at hourly rates.

Milly and Charlie Howard June 10th, 1962 Congratulations Mom and Dad on your 50th Wedding Anniversary! You guys are an inspiration to all of us!! Love……Steve and Wendy, Mike and Lisa, Doug and Stacy


Cedar Hedging from 5' to 8' Annable's Cedar Hedging 5238 19th Ave (W. of McCowan)

To view 905-887-3353


STUMP MASTER Stump Removal & Tree Services • Senior's Discounts • Certified Arborist • Free Estimates • Fully Insured Residential ~ Commercial ~ Municipal Will beat all reasonable written quotes

Norm: 905.955.4321 (cell) 1.855.28S.TUMP




Painting and Wallpapering Fully Insured ~ Established in 1975 A Quality Job every time! Specializing in Custom Homes

(905) 640-4338

WSIB Insured

Bill’s Painting


Take the pain out of painting

Sales, Service & installation of all brands

I can paint your aluminum: siding, troughs & downspouts.

Pool Heaters • Pumps Filters

Book your Spring exteriors early

Serving York Region since 1986 SSA Certified


905-294-5415 Bill Frechette

Est. since 1979

Glass/Door/Window/Caulking Siding / Eavestrough / Screens Hardware / Thermo Units Call (647)218-3950 10% Seniors Discount

Call Paul: 416-826-7676 TUTORING PLUMBING



Home & Garden Maintenance Trim & Remove Trees, Shrubs & Bushes Fence Repair ~ Power Washing Junk Removal

Call Kevin: 905-737-6427

BRUCE CLARK & SON Plumbing & Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, Basements, Service (Licensed/ Insured) Since 1968 (905)472-4845

Let me help you balance your performance. High school Math/Science; learn or improve Problem-Solving, Programming in C/C++/C#, VB. One-on-one consultation, $25/hr, your schedule.

905 904-0975

Presented by The Stouffville Sun-Tribune

1-800-743-3353 Ask for Jan

Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Sandra & Fred Brown June 9, 1962 - June 9, 2012

Congratulations, with love from Lesley & Bill, Wendy & Russ, and your grandchildren.

15, Stouffville Sun-Tribune ■ ■ Saturday, June 9, 2012



Stouffville Sun-Tribune n n Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16

Steven Page An Evening With

September 6, 2012, 8 p.m. Flato Markham Theatre TICKETS: Prime $59, Regular $54, VIP $100 Steven page was a founding member, lead singer, guitarist, and a primary songwriter of the music group Barenaked Ladies. He left the band in 2009 to pursue a solo career, beginning with A Singer Must Die, a collaboration with the Toronto chamber music group Art of Time Ensemble and continuing with his latest solo release, Page One, with a sound that is immediately familiar but undeniably fresh. Page has also scored three plays for the

Stratford Shakespeare Festival in the last 5 years. Over his 10-album career with Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page has been blessed with myriad international awards and nominations while in the process selling over 12 million albums.

Presenting Sponsors

Sponsors The Frank Scarpitti Charitable Foundation Inc.

For tickets, visit the Markham Theatre Box Office at 171 Town Centre Blvd. or call 905-305-7469 In support of

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