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Food bank use remains high TORONTO – The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) released a new report last week revealing that over 335,000 individuals – more than one third children – are turning to food banks each month. The 2016 Hunger Report finds that despite improvements in the economy, food bank use remains seven per cent higher than pre-recession numbers, and illustrates how staggering energy prices and lack of quality employment are contributing to increased hunger in Ontario. “Despite reports of economic recovery, food banks continue to see disturbingly high levels of use and need,” says OAFB Executive Director Carolyn Stewart. “This is a direct reflection of the type of employment available to Ontarians, insufficient social assistance, and the dramatic increase in cost of living, particularly related to housing and hydro.” The 2016 Hunger Report shows that while many Ontarians have gone back to work, fewer have access to secure, full-time employment that allows them to afford their most basic necessities on an ongoing basis. It is stated that one in three part-time workers would like to be working fulltime, but are having trouble finding these opportunities. The report also includes a feature on Ontario’s rising hydro prices and the added stress that increased hydro costs are putting on lowincome families and individuals relying on social assistance. “Over the past 10 years, the cost of hydro has risen over 100 per cent in this province – and yet social assistance has remained relatively stagnant,” says Stewart. “Hydro Continued on page 2
Breakfast with Santa
Over 200 people attended the Chesterville & District Rotary Club’s Breakfast with Santa fundraiser at the Chesterville Legion on Sat., Dec. 3. Along with a delicious buffet-style breakfast prepared and served by Rotary members, Santa Claus visited again this year. Seen here with Santa is Chloe, just one of the many children who were eager to share their Christmas wishes. See page 8 for more photos. Carruthers photo
Breakfast with Santa – A Rotary tradition Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor CHESTERVILLE – It was a sea of happy people at the Chesterville Legion during the annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3. This year over 200 people attended the event and Ruth Gilroy, Chair of the Rotary organizing committee for the event, said that over 80 people had a visit with Santa Claus. Aiden LeClair and sister Emily were two children who had a visit with the Jolly Old Elf, with Aiden commenting that he had a good visit with Santa and Emily mentioning she especially enjoyed the chocolate bar Santa’s elf gave her. Since 2003, the Rotary Club has been organizing this holiday event which includes a complete country style breakfast, served buffet style, and a chance to
let Santa know what you would like for Christmas. Ruth Gilroy and Joe Cass worked together to organize this important holiday event, which involves booking the Legion facility soon after the event is held and putting the finishing touches to it as December approaches. Gilroy was very appreciative of the support from Rotary members who work together to make this event a success during a busy time of the year, and especially Betty Vanden Bosch’s help when Gilroy took over organizing the event. Mention was also made of support received from local businesses such as Mike Dean’s Super Food Stores – Heritage Market located in Chesterville, the Foodland Ontario store in Winchester and Greg’s Quality Meats in Winchester. Continued on page 8
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implement policies that address the root causes of hunger, including improvements to social assistance programs and increases to affordable housing. The 2016 Hunger Report also features three client testimonies, including that of Sherry-Selena Hucul in Lanark County. SherrySelena is a single mother of four with one son who requires the use of a bi-pap
average for an elderly single man is $26,000 per year. - 21% increase in single Continued from the front person households since increases are simply too 2008. Single person much for the average households represent 45% Ontarian household, let of food bank users. alone for those on social Precarious employment: assistance, living on a - 80% of the jobs created limited pension, or even since the 2008 recession working full time on have been temporary minimum wage.” positions. The report exemplifies - 50% of Ontario the impact that increasing workforce does not work 40 hydro rates are having on hours per week. However, 1 Ontarians by citing in 3 part-time workers the $172.5-million in ntario Association of Food Banks 2016 report they would outstanding hydro Hunger Report reveals 335,000 adults prefer to be working bills in the province, and children are relying on food full-time hours. and the 60,000 homes banks each month. -73% increase in were that the number of food disconnected last year machine for his severe bank clients who cite “no for failing to pay. While the obstructive sleep apnea income” when visiting a province does offer some syndrome. food bank since 2008. relief through the Low- Food bank use is 7% “I get really anxious Income Energy Assistance when I receive a higher than in 2008 in Program (LEAP) and the disconnection notice Ontario. This trend is Ontario Electricity Support because they’ve raised the consistent across Canada Program (OESP), the report rates again,” says Hucul. with food bank use argues that the eligibility remaining 28% higher requirements for these “This past month my hydro nationwide than in 2008. again. I’ve used increased programs are problematic to avoid Rising Cost of Hydro: and that the support being LEAP - 100% increase in the offered is often insufficient. disconnection and applied cost of electricity over the “There are thousands of for the OESP credit, but that last 10 years Ontarians struggling to is still pending...Hydro Last year 60,000 homes cover overdue bills while increases are affecting were disconnected for trying to keep their lights on people’s lives – we can to pay their hydro failing and furnaces running,” says never get ahead and it feels bill. Stewart. “As a result, food hopeless.” - The Low-Income banks are seeing an increase Energy Assistance in the number of clients eligibility Program’s who say they simply cannot requirements are too keep up with their rising exclusionary. A single hydro bills and are having to make a difficult choice Hunger by the Numbers: person in rural Ontario must between two of their most 335,944 people make less than $18,721 per basic necessities: heat or accessed food banks across year to qualify. food.” Ontario in March 2016, - The Ontario Electricity To help address this with 33% (or 112,293) Support Program’s growing challenge, many being children under 18 eligibility requirements are food banks have started years of age. too exclusionary, and the offering utility support - 22.9% increase in support offered is programs, hydro assistance senior citizen visiting food insufficient. A single and ‘heat banks’, alongside banks since 2008. The person who earns $28,000 their hunger-relief programs average income for an per year is eligible for a tax and services. Provincially, elderly woman without an credit. The program’s the OAFB is calling for the employer pension plan is maximum credit is $50 and Government of Ontario to $19,800 per year. The available only to families
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Country House Tour tradition continues with plates having excerpts from “A in North Stormont dinner Visit from St. Nicholas” more commonly Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor NORTH STORMONT – A holiday tradition for 11 years, the Touch of Christmas Country House Tour was held at locations throughout North Stormont on Dec. 3. This year, there were six homes on the tour that were listed in the brochure, which provided a brief description of the home and its owners for the holiday tourists. Megan and Jamie Laub who live on Concession 3-4 Road in Finch built their home on the Laub family farm in 2015. The brochure described their Christmas as “special and still magical as they get to relive their childhoods through the eyes of their two young daughters.” Megan Laub provided hostess duties during the tour and commented she was a bit excited to show off her new home decorated for the holiday season. Visitors were welcomed into an airy kitchen/dining room with the focal point being the table set for
known as The Night before Christmas. Nancy Wert, who has been organizing The Touch of Christmas Country House Tour since it began in 2005, commented on how pleased she was with the 2016 tour and mentioned there were 31 people who took the bus provided by Delaney Bus Lines to visit the homes and places of interest. There is not an official count of ticket sales, but Wert expects tickets sales were good and thanked Scotiabank in Chesterville for matching them, explaining the funds raised will be in support of North Stormont Place in Avonmore. She concluded by stating that “everyone had rave reviews for all the wonderful homes and their “touch” of Christmas,” continuing how the hospitality extended by the tour hosts was warm and welcoming, with the stops of interest a hit again this year. Points of interest on the tour included Strathmore Orchard & Winery, Treats & Treasures, Nutcrackers and the Craft Show at Tagwi School.
Enjoying the tour with Scentsy at the Laforests
The home of Amy and Gilles Laforest located on Country Road 43 was one of the stops on the 11th annual Touch of Christmas House Tour held on Dec. 3. Shannon Bilmer, Scentsy rep, provides product information to Melody Hay, Leanne Acres-Hanna and Natalie Collette during their visit to the Laforest home. Thompson Goddard photo
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North Stormont residents voice discontent over wind project CORNWALL – Residents of North Stormont opposed to the development of the Nation Rise industrial wind project delivered thousands of hand-signed letters addressed to the Premier of Ontario, the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, to the office of MPP Jim McDonell last Fri., Dec. 2. “The Nation Rise wind project was approved by the Independent Electricity System Operator despite meeting none of the rated criteria,” MPP McDonell commented in the release. “The community, including abutting landowners, opposed the project from the get-go, and the township declared itself an unwilling host. Despite
these clear messages, the IESO allowed the project whose power is completely unnecessary to meet declining power demand in Ontario. Recently, the Government suspended its second stage of wind and solar procurement because it realized the overpaid power would not be needed in our grid and would have to be off-loaded to our neighbours, again, at a cost. Nation Rise should face the same fate – the community doesn’t want it and the Province doesn’t need it.” MPP McDonell hand-delivered the letters to the Premier and the Minister of Energy this week in the Legislature.
Historical Crafter’s Fair & Christmas Marketplace Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor DUNVEGAN – Giving back to the Dunvegan Recreation Association was the incentive for The Chocolate Box of Vankleek Hill to host the Dunvegan Historical Crafter’s Fair & Christmas Marketplace on Dec. 3 and 4. Funds raised
from this event will be provided to the DRA as a thank you for the support provided by this organization to the Glengarry Pioneer Museum and The Battle of Glengarry War of 1812 reenactment. Exhibitors included silhouette artist Jillian Metcalfe, Maple Syrup
producer WinDancer Farms of Martintown, primitive woodwork, jewellery and ironwork as well as chocolate treats from The Chocolate Box. Mullin mentioned how the exhibitors were encouraged to dress in 1812 period clothing to add to the heritage ambience of the event.
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Veterans honoured in Long Sault Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor LONG SAULT – Throughout the month of November, numerous events are held to honour those men and women in uniform who served their country. As the 2016 Month of Remembers ended, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 569 in Long Sault held a Veterans’ dinner on Nov. 26.
Branch Service Officer Al Whorrall explained the Branch’s Poppy Trust covers the cost of the dinner for veterans, spouses, widows, widowers or caregivers with a free roast beef dinner as a thank you for their service. He continued that approximately 60 people attended the event with Peter Duncan, Service Officer for Zone G4 of the Royal Canadian Legion, being the guest speaker.
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Shelley and Jim Mullin of The Chocolate Box, based in Vankleek Hill, display one of the gift baskets available for sale at the Dunvegan Historical Crafter’s Fair & Christmas Marketplace held this past weekend in the Dunvegan Recreation Hall. Thompson Goddard photo
Euchre tourney and spaghetti dinner fundraiser
Chesterville & D i s t r i c t Agricultural Society held their annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov. 26 at the Chesterville Community Hall with a little something extra this year – a euchre tournament. In the photo, Chelsea Heuff and Ross Dingwall played across from Jeff Keeler and Kim Heuff during the afternoon tournament. Thompson Goddard photo
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Dundas County Food Bank to become Community Food Share MORRISBURG – Starting Fri., Dec. 2, the Dundas County Food Bank will begin a transition to become known as Community Food Share: Serving Dundas & Stormont Counties. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the Dundas County Food Bank has been known by its current name. The reality is the organization serves clients within Stormont County as well as Dundas. A need for change was acknowledged in order to reduce the confusion for donors, clients and the community at large. “We recognized during a Board strategy meeting last February that a new name should be given serious consideration,” said Board Chair Terry Triskle in the recent press release. “The confusion over the name had really become apparent when we worked with North Stormont Township to help organize the CP Holiday Train stop in Finch in November 2015 and when we opened the Finch Food Cupboard earlier this year. The clients we serve and the people who support our work reach beyond Dundas County.” As the Board considered a number of options, it was agreed that the non-profit organization needed to come up with a new name that focused less on a specific geographic area. Various options were considered before a new name was agreed upon. ‘I thought it was important that, whatever name we chose, it should give us some flexibility so that it didn’t restrict us if we explored new directions’, added Community Food Share Administrator Ian McKelvie. ‘While we are primarily a food bank now, and perhaps we will always continue to be, removing food bank from our formal name means we can go anywhere and do anything that involves food security in our community. That doesn’t necessarily mean people will stop referring to us as the food bank’. Community Food Share will continue to operate at locations in Winchester and Morrisburg as well as the Finch Food Cupboard. Visit www.communityfoodshare.ca for more info.
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Continuing the spirit of giving Fri., Dec. 9 is the last day for students to bring in gifts for the Angel Tree. Students from Mr. Smith’s Civics course will be collecting unwrapped gifts and donations for all ages that can be dropped off at the main office. School clothing can be purchased during lunch periods for intermediate and secondary students until Fri., Dec. 16. Students can purchase Christmas O’Grams for $2, from Mon., Dec. 12 until Fri., Dec. 16, to send a Christmas treat to their friends this holiday season. They can be purchased outside of guidance during lunch for secondary students and in the cafeteria during lunch for Grade 7 / 8 students. The O’Grams will be handed out on Wed., Dec. 21. WE team members are putting together a ‘Country Christmas Clothing Round-Up’ to help members of the community this season. Students can bring in their gently-used clothes to school until Fri., Dec. 16. There will be donation boxes outside of Room 214 and outside of the Guidance Office. WE team will be donating the clothes before Christmas to the House of Lazarus.
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Bonding with butterflies Who doesn’t like butterflies? Who doesn’t smile when one flits past? I was surprised to learn that some are actually afraid of the sprightly field fairies, the colourful, elegant insects with the ridiculously short lifespan. On the other hand, some have what I thought was an equally irrational fear of colourful clowns, that is until clowns began acting very badly in some U.S. states. To date, I haven’t heard about any butterflies going on a rampage. Fear of butterflies or Lepidopterophobia – can you believe it has a scientific name? – causes sufferers to feel panic and nausea when confronted by a gang of butterflies or other winged insects. I’m pleased to report that, when I toured the exotic plant-packed Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory last week, no one in my party fled screaming from the building, frantically swiping at their hair. Rather, my colleagues with the 2016 Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers conference seemed determined to bond with the butterflies, to convince one among the hundreds residing in the 11,000 square-ft. facility close to Niagara Falls to alight on an outstretched finger. That actually happened in a few cases, behind the scenes in the breeding labs where one yellow and black striped Zebra Longwing flying freely seemed determined to make friends with the visitors. That led to a lot of selfies, let me tell you! Our flighty Prime Minister would have loved it. This wasn’t my first butterfly rodeo, people! I’ve been to another conservatory but I particularly enjoyed this one, partly because the tropical paradise was such a relaxing relief from a damp and bitter day blowing along the Niagara River. We learned a lot, particularly about the pitifully short lifespan of the butterfly… approximately two weeks once it has emerged from chrysalis stage. We were told that butterflies with shredded wings are on their last legs and that conservatory staff constantly sweep up the deceased; here and there, we spotted a few shrivelled bodies missed by the sweepers. The optimum number is 2,000 live butterflies at any one time. As we were told, there’s no fun in attending a butterfly conservatory and not seeing the stars of the show. To keep the numbers up, the conservatory has its own breeding program and also imports over 100 packaged chrysalis-stage species
every year from farms in Central America and IndoAsia. Back in the real world, we feasted like kings and, between judging sessions, toured local attractions such as the conservatory and area vineyards. When I say “like kings”, I mean exactly that; at the all-you-can-eat Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse, waiters deliver grilled meat of all kinds until you beg for mercy. The hardest part of the week was trying to pick two top teams of farmers under 40 years old from seven regional winners. We three judges finally settled on the dairy farming Quebecers and the orchard operating Atlantic Canada nominees. I got to see the back end of Niagara Falls along with the glitzy front end because I arrived at the conference on a GO Transit bus and departed the same way at the conclusion of the competition where I served as one of three judges. When I decided to travel by train, I crazily assumed that meant Via Rail all the way. It was actually Via to Toronto then the GO train to Burlington, where I boarded a milk-run double-decker bus for the final leg. It seems you can’t take Via all the way even though the agency operates a restored heritage brick station in Niagara Falls, by far the finest building on the backside of town. Opened in 1882, it’s reserved for the occasional GO train and for a joint Amtrak-Via weekend excursion train from Toronto to New York City. Near the station and bus terminal, there were lots of empty real estate where old buildings once stood, and some derelict, shuttered hotels. An attractive archway advertised the Queen Street District; I guess I was at the wrong end of it. Along the falls, the view is considerably different, especially from the 23rd floor of the Hilton Fallsview where my OYF hosts bunked me down for the week. I hadn’t been to the Falls in about 25 years and the last time I wasn’t in digs like this. The panorama from my window took in both the Canadian and American falls, not to mention the casino’s multi-storey neon sign advertising upcoming concerts from oldies but goodies such as Chubby Checker, Three Dog Night and Randy Bachman. I wonder if they ever book Iron Butterfly?
Letter A BIG thank you to all The Editor: On behalf of the North Dundas Parade of Lights Committee, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who helped make this year’s event one of the best ones yet. It takes months to plan this event, but it takes you — both parade participants and spectators alike — to make it a success. First off, thanks to all the businesses and community organizations who participated in the Vendor and Trade Show and in the parade. Thanks to Shawn Brownlee for doing a great job of announcing the parade from the main corner. As always, we are grateful to the community organizations and businesses who offer dinners on parade day, the Legion for hosting its annual after party, and the North Dundas Night at the Movies for hosting a movie following the parade. Thank you also to the volunteers who lend a hand on parade day. Whether you’re walking the parade route or organizing floats at the township building, your time and effort is appreciated. Of course, none of this would be possible without our sponsors, and for them we are truly thankful. We are always amazed at the effort and creativity that goes into the floats every year, and choosing winners for our float categories is never an easy job. The addition of this year’s People’s Choice award garnered approximately 150 votes on the parade’s Facebook page, which exceeded our expectations. Here are this year ’s float category winners: Best Overall: Guy Fuels — Elvis (Runner up: Greg’s Quality Meats); Best Business: Smirlholm Farms — Grinch
(Runner up: Chickadilly Studios); Best Non-Profit: South Gate Church — Christmas in Kemptville (Runner up: Morewood RA); Most Lights: D’s Collision (Runner up: 97.5 Juice FM); Best Decorated Farm Equipment: Reis Equipment (Runner up: Weagant’s Farm Supplies); and People’s Choice: Greg’s Quality Meats (Runner up: Chickadilly Studios). Float winners will each get a gift basket with gifts from local businesses. We also held a photo contest on Facebook this year. Draw winners are: Rhonda St. Pierre-Mark, who won two passes to Cosmic Adventures in Ottawa; J. Lynne Oliver, who won a pass for up to two adults and three children to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, as well as two passes to the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto; and Amy Sanders Michaud, who won a pass for up to two adults and three children to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Congratulations to all our winners. I am proud to serve on a committee of such dedicated and hardworking volunteers. Antonella Holmes and Martha Link-Horvath, parade day would not be what it is without you. Thank you both for the time and energy you have spent over the past couple of months to make this happen. Of course, what’s a Santa Claus parade without the jolly old elf himself? Thank you, Santa, for taking time from your busy schedule to take part in our event. And last but not least, thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the Vendor and Trade Fair and the 20th Annual North Dundas Parade of Lights. You’re the reason we do this. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year. Merry Christmas! Sandy Burns, Chair and Treasurer, North Dundas Parade of Lights Committee Winchester
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Thursday Seniors: Ladiesâ€™ High Single, Diny Meullenbroek 173; Ladiesâ€™ High Triple, Diny Meullenbroek and Tina Serviss 456; Menâ€™s High Single, Ross Bennett 196; Menâ€™s High Triple, Ross Bennett 504. Avonmore Mixed: Ladiesâ€™ High Single, Judy MacGillivary 258; Ladiesâ€™ High Triple, Elaine Beckstead 645; Menâ€™s High Single, Frank Jerome 258; Menâ€™s High Triple, Frank Jerome 695. Team Standings: Condors 147.5, Buzzards 141, Falcons 137; Vultures 132.5, Hawks 131.5, Owls 129.5. Williamsburg Mixed: Ladiesâ€™ High Single, Shelley Osborne 222; Ladiesâ€™ High Triple, Shelley Osborne 538; Menâ€™s High Single, Danny Holmes 288; Menâ€™s High Triple, Danny Holmes 763. Team Standings: Mighty Ducks 112, Power Rangers 111, The Jetsons 109, Bedrock Rockers 105, Popeye & The Sailors 103.
Winchester Odd Couples: Menâ€™s High Single, Darryl Britton 263; Menâ€™s High Triple, Darryl Britton 723; Menâ€™s High Average, Darryl Britton 223; Ladiesâ€™ High Single, Kaitlyn Ridge 187; Ladiesâ€™ High Triple, Pat Middleton 532; Ladiesâ€™ High Average, Pat Middleton 185. Team Standings: The Washouts 117.5, Hi-Hoes 107.5, High Rollers 95.5, Low Rollers 93.5, 3 Rights & A Wrong 92.
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YBC Bantams: Girlâ€™s High Single, Caroline Sanders 151; Girlâ€™s High Double, Caroline Sanders 286; Boyâ€™s High Single, Travis Casselman 132; Boyâ€™s High Double, Travis Casselman 257. Team Standings: Rangers 101.5, Avalanche 101, Coyotes 98, Lightning 92, Flames 77.5, Blackhawks 76. YBC Juniors: Girlâ€™s High Single, Alayna Gaudette 284; Girlâ€™s High Triple, Alayna Gaudette 674; Boyâ€™s High Single, Aaron Vanderzweep 158; Boyâ€™s High Triple, Aaron Vanderzweep 420. Team Standings: Senators 106.5, Sabres 104.5, Islanders 97, Wild 82. YBC Seniors: Girlâ€™s High Single, Kathleen Bedard 211; Girlâ€™s High Triple, Kathleen Bedard 577; Boyâ€™s High Single, Matthew Ridge 217; Boyâ€™s High Triple, Matthew Ridge 593. Team Standings: Canucks 115, Canadiens 113, Panthers 107.
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SNC hires 14 graduates FINCH – South Nation Conservation (SNC) announced in a release this week the hiring of 14 recent graduates to give them experience in their field right out of their postsecondary education. “We’re proud to be in the position of giving jobs to talented recent graduates,” said SNC General Manager Dennis O’Grady, adding that “the internship program is a great way to assess future full-time employees and to give them the opportunity to gain experience.” Many of the interns are from the region, including Berwick, Newington, Cornwall, Prescott, and the City of Ottawa. Some interns were recruited from Southern Ontario and one as far as Alberta. The interns are working in engineering,
Some of the SNC interns recently participated in a habitat restoration project. From left to right: (back) Samantha Paisley, Laura Crites, Mesha Sagram, Sophia Pan, Matthew MacMillan, (front) Kelsey Smith, Justine Spero, Holly Stemberger. Courtesy photo
communications, community lands and planning. It is a great opportunity for the recent graduates to be able to work in the fields that interest them. It can help them to decide what their future goals may be. “Working at SNC requires you to consider new and exciting ways to promote a connection between the community and
the environment,” said Holly Stemberger, a University of Alberta graduate, where she studied biology and agriculture. She added that “from education events, communication products, and producing reports, the work here has been incredibly diverse and rewarding for me!” Through various supporters, SNC was able to recruit the interns who
attain experience in their areas of study, and receive many opportunities to network and learn about e n v i r o n m e n t a l management. They are mentored every step of the way, and obtain a greater understanding of the environmental impacts around them, as well as the ins and outs of working for non-for-profit a organization.
Christmas comes early for Long Sault Firefighters Association Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor LONG SAULT – Ingleside-Long Sault Lost Villages Lions Club held their second annual Pancake Breakfast at the South Stormont Hall in Long Sault on Dec. 4. In addition to a breakfast, delicious youngsters of all ages had an opportunity to spend a few minutes chatting with Santa and his elves. Long Sault Firefighters Association member Dakota Vandeglind was on hand to accept a donation from the Club of 25 Ingleside Foodland $20 certificates. Vandeglind said Christmas baskets containing turkey, bread, potatoes and the gift card will be provided to 25 local families this year. Lion Club President Gerry Potvin commented how the club decided at their Nov. 29 meeting to assist this worthwhile community project after a request from the Association. Potvin mentioned how their next roast beef dinner, in support of the Ingleside splash project, will be held at the South Stormont Hall on Jan. 18.
Donation of Foodland gift cards for needy families
From left at centre are Long Sault Firefighters Association member Dakota Vandeglind and Lion Gerry Potvin, who are joined by Santa and his elves during a presentation of 25 Ingleside Foodland $20 certificates to the Association by the Ingleside-Long Sault Lost Villages Lions Club during the Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 4. Thompson Goddard photo
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Breakfast with Santa Continued from the front The Breakfast with Santa is a fundraising event for the Rotary Club in Chesterville and the justover $1,000 raised will go into the Rotary general fund to assist people at home and abroad. Rotary Club members may have a few moments to catch their breath after this busy weekend before planning begins for the various other community events, such as the Dutch Heritage Night in April, but rest assured that planning for Breakfast with Santa 2017 will be underway long before Santa arrives next year.
All I want for Christmas…
Seen here is Mya (4), a little shy at first, but soon shared her Christmas wish list with Santa, at the Rotary Breakfast last Sat., Dec. 3. Carruthers photo
At left, Christ Church United member seen here is Christine Scheuner who had collected and organized materials for the craft tables where children could show their creativity and make various holiday decorations, as part of the activities at the Rotary Breakfast with Santa event, Dec. 3. Again this year, Christ Church provided a bake sale table, which was half sold before 10 a.m. Carruthers photo
Eight-year-old Ben Van Boztel had a discussion with Santa Claus during the annual Rotary Breakfast with Santa held at the Chesterville Legion on Dec. 3. Ruth Gilroy of the organizing committee, mentioned over 80 people had a visit with Santa during the event. Thompson Goddard photo
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Tree-lighting ceremony at Ingleside Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor SOUTH STORMONT – Children of all ages gathered to greet Santa and see the Christmas tree lights turned on at the Fire Station in Ingleside in the early evening of Dec. 3. Santa’s arrival on a wagon drawn by Thunder and Spice from Reid Acres Percherons was followed shortly by the illumination of the gigantic on-site Christmas just outside the fire station. Santa then made his way inside to spend some time listening to last-minute requests for
Christmas gifts. The event, which has been running for just over 15 years in this community, provides an opportunity to visit with Santa, take a ride on a horse wagon, enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies or just visit with friends and neighbours. Leighton Woods, who with other members of the Ingleside Firefighters Association organized this family event, wished to thank the sponsors Farran Footwear, Dave Duprau, Seasonal Plus Inc, South Stormont Chamber of Commerce and Josh, Patsy
and Martin Timmers of Foodland in Ingleside for their donations to the organization. People were also encouraged to bring donations for the Osnabruck Food Drive to the event. South Stormont Mayor Jim Bancroft commented on the support from community volunteers and groups as well as township staff and council who work together to make this start to the holiday season happen before wishing all a “Merry Christmas” as well as a “Happy and prosperous 2017”.
Parade illuminates Saturday night in Winchester
Creativity and effort of all the 52 floats in the 20th annual Winchester Parade of Lights event last Sat., Dec. 3, made it a challenge for organizers to choose the best floats. Two winners shown here were Best Non-Profit: South Gate Church — Christmas in Kemptville (above) and Most Lights: D’s Collision (below). Vogel photos
Santa hears a Christmas wish from a youngster during the Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony in Ingleside on Dec. 3. Each child was provided with a gift following a chat with Santa at the event. Thompson Goddard photo
Craft Show at Tagwi School Carolyn Thompson Goddard Record Contributor AVONMORE – Hundreds of people attended the annual Avonmore Christmas Art, Craft and Bake Sale at Tagwi Secondary School on Dec. 3 and 4. Running for at least 20 years, this sale is a fundraiser for the Roxborough Agricultural Society. One of the many event organizers, Valerie Tinkess, commented that people were waiting for the doors to open Saturday morning. Society President Neil Robinson mentioned 88 vendors were at the event on Saturday with 76 scheduled for Sunday. Included in the event were crafters of many fine products, including knitting, crocheting, origami ornaments and leaf art. Alexandria artist Jenny McDonald, inspired by the beauty of tree leaves, described a process whereby a leaf is transformed into a work of art with the aid of a sharp knife and a creative mind. Roxborough Agricultural Society, which organizes the Avonmore Fair, will be holding their annual general meeting on Jan. 27 at North Stormont Place with a pot luck dessert event beginning at 8 p.m. Robinson extended a welcome to the public to attend the meeting.
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COMING EVENTS HOT LUNCHEON St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Hall, 30 Mill St., Chesterville. Wed., Nov. 30, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Menu: Chicken à la king with tea biscuits; cabbage salad; pineapple angel food cake; coffee or tea; $7.50 per person (take-outs available starting at 11:00 am) Everyone Welcome! (Note: there will be no luncheon in December). 20-2 NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY CHESTERVILLE LEGION Sat., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Music: “Odd Man Out”. Late night lunch to be served. Tickets: $20 per person available for purchase from Branch Executives and in the Legion Members Room. 21 SANTA AT McHAFFIE’S Santa will be at McHaffie Flea Market on Sun., Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. All welcome. 22-2
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Watson speaks at Mayor’s breakfast Candice Vetter Record Staff WINCHESTER — Canada’s approaching 150th birthday was the main theme of Ottawa City Mayor Jim Watson’s address to North Dundas residents at North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan’s mayor’s breakfast in Winchester on Thurs., Dec. 1. Over 200 people filled the Joel Steele Community Centre where Watson discussed the rural nature of Ottawa, with over 200
working farms within city limits. (The result of the provincial amalgamation forced on municipalities in the late 1990s which allowed Ottawa to swallow Osgoode, Cumberland and some western townships.) Watson said 82 per cent of Ottawa was rural, agricultural or forest. Meanwhile the city is expected to reach 1-million people by 2019. He described Ottawa as being at the heart of the sesquicentennial
celebrations which will begin on New Year’s Eve, 2016, with fireworks on Parliament Hill, and run for the entire 2017 year. Watson said tourism is expected to increase by about 20 per cent next year. Special events planned for next year include LRT tunnel multi-media experiences, sound and light shows at Chaudière Falls, a world class concert at the International Ottawa Airport, Red Bull Crashed Ice at the Fairmont Château
Laurier Hotel, 2017 Grey Cup, the Juno Awards, the Canadian Video Game Awards; curling, figure skating, track and field, and tennis championships; and many other events. Mayor Eric Duncan, who recently celebrated his 10th anniversary of being elected to North Dundas Council (at age 19) congratulated Watson for his 25 years since he first became a councillor and said the two municipalities were partners, not competitors.
Morewood farm wins Innovation Award Candice Vetter Record Staff CHESTERVILLE — The Dundas Federation of Agriculture handed out awards to its members on Fri., Dec. 2, at the Chesterville Legion. Morewood’s Glenhaven Farms, owned by the MacGregor family, won the Innovative Farmer Award, which was accepted by Tom and Doug MacGregor. The other locally owned farm winning an award was Vanden Bosch Farms which won second place in the High Corn Yield category. Their yield was 224.48 bushels per acre, narrowly squeaking past thirdplace winner Tibben Farms Inc. with 223.59. First place went to Byveld Farms with 245.67 bushels per acre. Both Forage Masters and Dundas Farmers of the Year went to Westergreen Farm of Brinston. The Award of Merit went to Harry and Iena Vantfoort of H&I Country Supply, also of Brinston. Before the awards, Colleen Acres provided the OSCIA Program GF2 workshop updates, Warren Schneckenburger gave an OSCIA update, Graham Duke and Ron Toonders showed slides from the DSCIA bus trip
Mayor’s breakfast highlights 2017 Ottawa events
From left, North Dundas Councillor Tony Fraser, Ottawa’s Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze, North Dundas Mayor Eric Duncan and City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson at the Mayor’s Breakfast in Winchester on Thurs., Dec. 1. Vetter photo
The Dundas Federation of Agriculture gave out awards on Fri., Dec. 2 at the Chesterville Legion. Tom and Doug MacGregor of Glenhaven Farms with Andrew Rosendaal. Vetter photo to Saskatchewan, Gilles Quesnel presented a Test Plot Review, and Rhonda Schneckenburger gave a workshop on workplace safety and prevention. Some of Schneckenburger’s talk, as well as the handouts, focused on what to do before and during a task. She suggests asking yourself the following before
starting. What can go wrong, how bad can it be and if anything has changed; making sure you clearly understand the task, you are physically and mentally ready, and have the rights tools and equipment; then making it safe, using the right tools and procedures, and reducing risks; and finally, stopping if it can’t be done safely.
June Picard, Ben Dean (enjoying a snow day) and Gordon Dean hold a few of the calendars which Mike Dean’s Super Food Store on King St. in Chesterville are selling for $2. All proceeds will go to the Lions Club Food Hamper project. About two-thirds of the 2,000 calendars printed have already been sold. Vetter photo
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Jeff Moore Record Staff CHESTERVILLE — The North Dundas Rockets had just the one game this weekend as they welcomed the Morrisburg Lions on Saturday night. Rob’s rundown “We had a real solid win last night at home against the Lions. It pains me to say lol; but defensively we were real good; the compete level was high from the start; some lineup shuffles and changes seemed to pay off. We blocked shots, got pucks deep, were physical and our turnovers were way down. Combine that with big point production out of our top line Brandon Mullin (1G/4A) and Shawn Simms (3G/1A), Liam Morrow (1G/1A); great goaltending from Buma; and a strong defense led by Bryden Van and new Kessel additions Marcus Gregory (Hanover Barons), Dylan Marshall (Char-Lan Rebels) and Sheldon Holmes (Wesport Rideaus); it all came together. I would like to note solid efforts out of Tyler Cayen who moved up to play forward got rewarded with a goal; I was real happy with
him last night. Also of note, Tyson Sherrer moved up from the back end to the wing and was a physical force the entire game. We have needed a more physical presence up front, and Sherrer brought that to the table last night. December cutoff: Keeping with a consistent message from me throughout the course of our season, some changes needed to be made on our back end. We added Marcus Gregory (Hanover Barons) last week, and continued this week with Dylan Marshall (Char-Lan Rebels) and Sheldon Holmes (Westport Rideaus). Up front, we added Travis Marshall (Char-Lan Rebels), and he should help give us some depth. We let forwards Mackenzie Bacon, and defenseman Jordan Ruby go right at the deadline, and there will be a couple more minor changes to follow. All in all, from a GM standpoint, I am really liking the makeup of this team moving forward, I feel like we are getting better.” Rockets 7 Lions 3 The North Dundas Rockets welcomed the Morrisburg Lions to the Chesterville Arena on Sat.,
Dec. 3, in the NCJHL. The Rockets went into the game in fifth place one point behind the Rockland Nationals and two points behind the Gatineau Hull-Volant but the Vankleek Hill Cougars were just one point behind them in sixth. The Lions were still mired at the bottom of the league with just seven points on the season but they always play the Rockets tough when they meet. The Rockets opened the scoring at 5:55 of the first period when Brandon Mullin snapped one home from Tyler Cayen and Liam Morrow. The Rockets took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Lions evened the score when Brock Daze scored from Brian Landry and Austin Coleman at 3:11 of the second period. The Rockets regained the lead when Cayen slid one to the back of the net from Travis Marshall and Josh Hansen at 13:28. The Rockets made it 3-1 when Shawn Simms scored at 15:17 from Bryden Van Kessel and Mullin and 4-1 when Quentin Jolly scored at 17:54 from Dylan Marshall and Tyson Sherrer. Simms scored his second of the game as he roofed one with just
four seconds remaining in the middle frame from Dylan Marshall and Mullin on the power play. The Rockets took a comfortable 5-1 lead into the second intermission. The Rockets took a 6-1 lead when Morrow slid one home at 8:34 of the third period from Mullin and Simms. The Lions answered with a pair of goals by Jeremy Daponte at 11:50 from Zach Leblanc and Jordan Smail and Patrick Landry at 17:46 from Leblanc and Daponte to make it 6-3. The Rockets added another one with just 46 seconds remaining as Simms completed his hat trick from Mullin and Morrow as the Rockets took the game 7-3 and moved into sole possession of third place. Picking up the win in the Rockets’ goal was Jason Buma making 28 saves on 31 shots. Suffering the loss in the Lions’ goal was Dean Gauvreau making 36 saves on 43 shots. Up next The North Dundas Rockets travel to the Robert Guertin Arena in Gatineau to take on the Hull-Volant on Fri., Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The Rockets then travel to the Ray Friel Recreation Complex in Orleans to take on the Cumberland Bandits at 7:30 p.m.
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The North Dundas Rockets welcomed the Morrisburg Lions to the Chesterville Arena on Sat., Dec. 3, in the NCJHL. The Rockets’ affiliate player (AP) Bailey Norman (17) made an immediate physical impact and created scoring chances for his teammates. Norman plays for the NGS Major Midget Rep B Braves in the UCMHL. Moore photo
Vikings’ offence firing on all cylinders Jeff Moore Record Staff ALEXANDRIA — The Casselman Vikings had two games this past weekend as they welcomed the Athens Aeros on Thursday night and travelled to Alexandria on Saturday night. Vikings 10 Glens 3 The Casselman Vikings travelled to the Billy Gebbie Arena in Alexandria on Sat., Dec. 3, to take on the Glens in the CCHL2. The Vikings sat in second place in the standings 10 points behind the first place Ottawa West Golden Knights while the Glens sat in sixth place just one point behind the Winchester Hawks for fifth. The Vikings started with affiliated goalie Miguel Laroche from the St. Isidore Eagles of the NCJHL. The Vikings opened the scoring when Sebastien Plante scored an unassisted goal just 1:07 into the first period to take a 1-0 lead. The Glens tied the game at 6:37 and took a 2-1 lead at 12:31 but the Vikings tied the game again at 17:57 as Harrison Wood pounded one to the back of the net from Plante and Samuel Gosselin on the power play. The teams took a two-all draw into the first intermission. The Vikings exploded for three goals out of the gate in the second period as Mathieu Grandmont scored from Yanick Dicaire and Carter Malette at 2:21, Dicaire scored an unassisted goal at 3:38 and Isaac Barr lit the lamp at 5:10 from Jeremie Lefebvre to make it 5-3. The Glens got one back at 10:42 while shorthanded but the newest member of the Vikings, Cory McCrudden, sniped one from Dicaire and Kyle Millett at 17:22. The Vikings were not done there adding another goal with just seven seconds remaining in
the middle frame as Lefebvre scored from Wood and took a 7-3 lead into the second intermission. Lefebvre scored his second of the game at 6:28 of the third period unassisted to give the Vikings an 8-2 lead. The Vikings made it 9-3 as Matthew Clifford (AP from Rockland Nationals of the NCJHL) scored a power play goal at 10:44 from Gosselin and Ryan Wells. The Vikings closed out the scoring when Jeff Brett slapped one home unassisted at 12:19 and took the game 10-3. Picking up the win in the Vikings’ net was Laroche making 25 saves on 28 shots. Vikings 5 Aeros 4 (SO) The Casselman Vikings welcomed the Athens Aeros to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Dec. 1, in the CCHL2. The Vikings went into the game in second place in the Martin Division with 35 points, eight points behind the Ottawa West Golden Knights and just three points ahead of the Metcalfe Jets in third. The Aeros went into the game with 28 points and sat in fourth place in the Richardson Division 11 points behind the Arnprior Packers in third place and three points ahead of the Prescott Flyers in fifth. The Vikings had a special guest to perform the ceremonial puck drop and it was no other than good ol’ St. Nick. The Vikings got on the score sheet first as Isaac Barr snapped one home from Harrison Wood and Carter Malette just 2:55 into the first period. The Vikings made it 2-0 when Jeremie Lefebvre scored at 4:39 from Ethan Wensink and Sebastien Plante but the Aeros got that one back at 17:27 on a power play. The Vikings took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. The Aeros scored the only two goals of
The Casselman Vikings dressed a 15-year-old Casselman native, Danyk Drouin (left), in their game against the Athens Aeros on Thurs., Dec. 1, in the CCHL2. The Vikings had three affiliated players for the game along with Drouin were Mathieu Talbot (right) both from the Ottawa Junior Senators U18AAA and Tyler Seguin from the St. Isidore Eagles of the NCJHL. Moore photo the second period at 5:44 and 6:28 and took a 3-2 lead into the second intermission. The Vikings tied the game when Yanick Dicaire scored an unassisted goal at 2:34 of the third period. Barr scored his second of the game at 16:47 from Plante and Wood on the power play to give the Vikings a late lead. The Vikings only held the lead for 25 seconds as the Aeros knotted the affair at four. Neither team was able to end the game in regulation so the game headed to a fiveminute four-on-four overtime period. Both teams had scoring chances in the overtime frame but neither could find the back of the net so the game headed to the shootout. Wensink scored on the Vikings’ first
attempt but the Aeros tied it when their second shooter scored. After the Aeros’ third shooter failed to score, the Vikings’ had a chance to win the game with a goal by Wood and he made no mistake slapping the puck to the back of the net giving the Vikings a 5-4 victory. Picking up the win in the Vikings’ goal was Seth Carter making 33 saves on 37 shots. Up next The Casselman Vikings welcome the Clarence Beavers to the J. R. Brisson Complex on Thurs., Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. The Vikings then travel to Williamstown to take on the Char-Lan Rebels on Sat., Dec. 10, at 8 p.m.
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Panthers double Volant Jeff Moore Record Staff EMBRUN — The Embrun Panthers had just a single game this past weekend as they welcomed the Gatineau Hull-Volant on Friday night. Panthers 8 Volant 4 The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Gatineau Hull Volant to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Dec. 2, in the NCJHL. The Panthers went into the game in first place with 25 points and led the Cumberland Bandits in second by five points. The Panthers were also coming off a weekend where they picked up three of a possible four points with a win and a tie.
The Panthers also signed goalie Reilly Tondreau who began the year with the Prescott Flyers of the CCHL2. The Panthers opened the scoring just 2:13 into the first period when Josh Renaud fired one home from Michael Cogan and Justin Raymond to take a 1-0 lead. The Volant answered with two goals at 6:45 and 9:43 and took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. The Panthers tied the game at 7:25 of the second period as Renaud sniped his second of the game from Mikael Gibeault but the Volant answered at 15:19 to retake the lead. The Panthers tied the
game at three when Michael Cogan scored from Raymond and Tyler Jodoin with just 1:11 remaining in the middle frame. The teams took a three-all draw into the second intermission. The Panthers retook the lead at 2:11 as Cody Lavictoire found the back of the net from Nathan Bols. The Panthers took a two-goal lead when Michael Cogan scored his second of the game at 6:25 from Lavictoire and Daniel Cogan on the power play. The Panthers made it 6-3 when Philippe Brunet scored a shorthanded goal at 12:18 from Daniel Cogan and 7-3 as Bols batted one to the back of
Sr. Ravens Boys’ Basketball calm Cyclones Jeff Moore Record Staff RUSSELL — The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School Ravens Senior Boys’ Basketball team welcomed the École secondaire catholique Embrun Cyclones on Wed., Nov. 30, in the PRSSAA. The Ravens were looking for their second win in as many games after beating the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Falcons 60-57 the previous week. The Ravens have a very strong team this season and they showed it, dropping eight first-quarter points on the Cyclones and holding them to just one bucket. The Ravens added another 13 points in the second quarter and allowed the Cyclones to score seven points taking a 21-9 lead into the dressing room at the half. The Cyclones managed a bit of a push back in the third quarter but the Ravens still outscored them 9-7 and took a 30-16 lead into the fourth quarter. The Ravens dominated the fourth quarter led by Trent Thompson as he threw down 12 points alone, outscoring the Cyclones 16-7. The Ravens took their second consecutive game with a 46-23 victory. Scoring for the Ravens were Trent Thompson with 17, Lucas Thompson and Nick Goodwin each with eight, Thomas
The Ravens’ Trent Thompson (30) had a good home opener, scoring 17 points including two from outside the point. The Ravens took their home opener against the Cyclones 46-23. Moore photo
Fitzpatrick with seven, Spencer Ellsworth with four and Wesley Moss with a deuce.
Jr. Ravens Boys’ Basketball team drops home opener Jeff Moore Record Staff RUSSELL — The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School Ravens Junior Boys’ Basketball team welcomed the École secondaire catholique Embrun Cyclones on Wed., Nov. 30, in the PRSSAA. The Ravens were looking for their first win of the season in their home opener. The Ravens got off to a good start and led for most of the first quarter but the Cyclones tied it late at 11. The Cyclones dominated the second quarter knocking down 17 points and holding the Ravens to just four. The Cyclones took a 28-15 lead into the dressing room at halftime. The Ravens put up a good fight in the third quarter defensively only allowing the Cyclones eight points but their offence only mustered seven and they trailed 36-22 heading into the final quarter. The Cyclones dominated the fourth quarter just like they did in the second quarter throwing down 15 points and holding the Ravens to just a single as they took the game 51-23 handing the Ravens their second loss of the season. Scoring for the Ravens were Macen Birch with eight points, Thomas Buckle
The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School Ravens Junior Boys’ Basketball team welcomed the École secondaire catholique Embrun Cyclones on Wed., Nov. 30, in the PRSSAA. The Ravens’ Macen Birch (12) led the way in scoring with eight points but the Ravens fell to the Cyclones 51-23. Moore photo with five, Benjamin Sauve with four, Adam Davidson with three, Josh O’Donohue with a deuce and Aidan McPhail with a single.
The Sports Pages Page 13 the cage from Lavictoire. The Volant got one back at 16:06 but the Panthers countered with a goal with just 2:02 remaining in the final frame as Raymond scored from Jacob Marley and took the game 8-4 moving seven points ahead of the Bandits in for first place. Picking up the win in the Panthers’ goal was Danik Gervais. Up next The Embrun Panthers welcome the Rockland Nationals to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Dec. 9, at 8 p.m.
The Embrun Panthers welcomed the Gatineau Hull-Volant to the Palais des Sports on Fri., Dec. 2, in the NCJHL. The Panthers welcomed Nathan Bols (20) back to the lineup last weekend. Bols has scored four goals and picked up one assist since his return and the Panthers have been unbeaten since. Moore photo
Jets shoot down Hawks Jeff Moore Record Staff WINCHESTER — The Winchester Hawks had two home games this past weekend as they welcomed the Arnprior Packers on Friday night and the Metcalfe Jets on Saturday afternoon. Jets 7 Hawks 1 The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Metcalfe Jets to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Sat., Dec. 3, in the CCHL2. The Hawks celebrated minor hockey day with the little ones prior to the game with games and a meet and greet with their favourite Hawks players. They even had hockey cards made up and the players on hand signed them. There was also an IP Timbits game inbetween the first and second period. The Hawks were looking to get back in the winning column after losing to the Arnprior Packers the previous night but they managed to hang on to the fifth seed in the Martin Division. The Jets have been consistently good all season and sat in third place six points ahead of the Hawks. The Jets opened the scoring just 21 seconds into the first period as Marc Brosseau scored from Tristan Whynot and Josig Rochon. The Jets made it 2-0 at 12:37 as Noah Haymes scored from Justin Gagnon and Rochon and took that lead into the dressing room in the first intermission. The Jets made it 3-0 just 2:20 into the second period as Eric Turner scored from Rochon and Nick Rowan. The Hawks answered with a goal at 17:28 as Diego Gagnon slipped one home from Tyler Newell and Christophe Lemay. The Jets took a 3-1 lead into the second intermission. It was all Jets in the third period as they added four more goals at 6:31 by Brosseau, 7:48 by Turner on a power play, 11:31 by Jared Patterson on another power play and at 17:32 by Justin Gagnon and took the game 7-1. Picking up the helpers for the Jets were Rochon (2), Turner (2), Sam Tremblay, Andrew Burke and Dylan MacDonald. Picking up the win in the Jets’ goal was Kyle Charette making 26 saves on 27 shots and suffering the loss in the Hawks’ goal was Kevan Dumouchel making 41 saves on 48 shots. Packers 6 Hawks 2 The Winchester Hawks welcomed the Arnprior Packers to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Dec. 2, in the CCHL2. The Hawks went into the game in fifth place one point ahead of the Alexandria Glens in fifth and one point behind the Clarence beavers for fourth in the Martin Division. The Packers went into the game in third place just two points behind the Perth Blue Wings for second and 12 points ahead of the Athens Aeros in fourth. The Hawks made a couple of roster moves prior to their game at the league’s imposed deadline to get down to 25 signed players, as they picked up Kurtis Keohane from the Renfrew Timberwolves and Austin Gough from
The Hawks signed free agent Kurtis Koehane (8) from the Renfrew Timberwolves. Koehane scored 17 goals and seven assists for 24 points in 22 games with the Timberwolves this season and the Hawks will look to him for scoring. The Hawks dropped the decision 6-2 to the Packers and Koehane was held off of the score sheet. Moore photo the Ottawa West Golden Knights for the Jr. B rights to the North Dundas Rockets’ Bryden Van Kessel. The team also traded Morewood resident Dillon Clemen to the Casselman Vikings. The Packers opened the scoring at 13:13 of the first period on a power play to take a 1-0 lead. The Packers took a 2-0 lead at 17:06 and carried that lead into the first intermission. The Packers made it 3-0 just 35 seconds into the second period and 4-0 at 4:16 before the Hawks finally got on the board at 6:02 as Evan Landry let one fly from the point from Nicholas Raponi De Roia. The Packers added two more goals at 7:46 and with 1:53 remaining in the middle frame and took a 6-1 lead into the second intermission. The Hawks scored the lone goal of the third period as Jonathan Dutrisac slapped one home from Christophe Lemay and Diego Gagnon at 9:29. That was as close as the Hawks could get as they suffered a 6-2 loss allowing the Packers to move into a second place tie with the Blue Wings in the Richardson Division. Suffering the loss in the Hawks’ goal was Kevan Dumouchel making 14 saves on 18 shots and was replaced by Conor Lahey after the fourth goal. Lahey made 24 saves on 26 shots. Up next The Winchester Hawks travel to the Barbara Ann Scott Arena in Ottawa to take on the Ottawa West Golden Knights on Thurs., Dec. 8, at 7:15 p.m. The Hawks then welcome the Alexandria Glens to the Joel Steele Community Centre on Fri., Dec. 9, at 8:15 p.m. and then travel to Metcalfe on Sun., Dec. 11, to take on the Jets at 2:15 p.m.
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Santa helped kick off Christmas festival
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The Casselman Vikings helped kick off the 2016 Casselman Christmas Festival on Thurs., Dec. 2, which is held for four days culminating in the very popular Parade of Lights on Sun., Dec. 4. There were various events over the four days including the Casselman Farmer’s Market and a street hockey tournament. Santa (Santoe) Claus along with Jovette Richer, President of the Corporation of the Casselman Downtown Revitalization, were on hand to perform the ceremonial puck drop for the Vikings versus the Athens Aeros. The Vikings’ Captain Sebastien Plante (12) and the Aeros’ Captain, Josh Maley pose for the celebration. The Vikings need to thank St. Nick for giving them good luck as they beat the Aeros in a shootout 5-4. Moore photo
Jeff Moore Record Staff ST. ISIDORE — The Morrisburg Lions had two games this past weekend as they travelled to Chesterville to take on the North Dundas Rockets (see Rockets for details on previous page 12) on Saturday night and took to the road again Sunday night to St. Isidore to take on the Eagles. Lions 4 Eagles 1 The Morrisburg Lions travelled to St. Isidore to take on the Eagles on Sun., Dec. 4, in the NCJHL. The Eagles opened the scoring
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Candice Vetter Villager Staff EMBRUN — Russell Township Councillor Amanda Simard is the new Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario candidate for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. She was acclaimed last week. Her nomination meeting was to be held on Sat., Dec. 3, in Embrun. But her only opponent, Derek Duval, was disqualified by the party, with the official reason being a video made many years ago showing locker room hijinks. Simard hopes her Francophone roots, bilingualism and gender will help gain Conservative voters in the next provincial election in this traditionally Liberal riding. “Amanda brings a wealth of experience and an important perspective to our modern, inclusive, and pragmatic Ontario PC team,” said party leader Patrick Brown. “Amanda is a popular local city councillor, a law graduate from the University of Ottawa, and very active in the francophone community. I have
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no doubt that Amanda will be a powerful voice for the people of Glengarry-PrescottRussell at Queen’s Park.”
About 180 pastries and uncounted cups of hot chocolate were handed out by the Masonic Lodge in Russell at the Santa Claus Parade on Sun., Nov. 27. Shown from left to right are Mitchel Taylor, Normand Hotchkiss, John Bowman and Frances Bowman. Absent from the photo are Bill McInnis and Dawn Taylor. Vetter photo
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Lorraine Comeau, Melanie Beaupre, Katherine Bishop, Sue Wara, Judie Matthewson, Heather MacKenzie, and Charlotte Scharf were cheery helpers at the St. Mary’s Anglican Church craft sale at the church recently in Russell. Local crafts are a popular way to buy unique Christmas gifts and support local small business. Vetter photo
Prescott-Russell Tourism celebrates five years ALFRED — Prescott-Russell Tourism celebrated five years of promoting the region and its members during their annual general meeting on Thurs., Nov. 24, in Alfred. Surrounded by many of its 100 members and other partners, such as the United Counties of Prescott-Russell, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Program Corporation and Ottawa Tourism, the not-for-profit association highlighted its successes and efforts in building the region as a visitor destination. The association paid tribute, during the cocktail evening, to two of its longstanding supporters and co-founders: Marie-Chantal Pilon and Claude Leclair. “Over the past few years, we noticed that more and more visitors are recognizing the brand and our region’s rural assets,” explained MarieChantal Pilon, President of PrescottRussell Tourism’s Board of Directors. “The region is attractive; we’re blessed with major attractions and breathtaking rural scenery at only a few kilometres from two of Canada’s largest urban centres. The association’s role is to ensure that, when people plan their outings and trips, the Prescott-Russell region is part of their vacation schedule.” Long considered as an industry in
development, tourism now represents over $85-million in direct revenue for businesses and organizations in the region. “Be it Calypso Waterpark, StAlbert Cheese or L’Orignal Old Jail and the Clarence-Rockland Museum, our attractions, events and services attract over 2.3 million clients per year,” said Martin Lacelle, Executive Director of PrescottRussell Tourism. “All these people spend money in the region, be it for direct purchases at our attractions, or indirectly by stopping at a gas station, a local restaurant or store, and our association is proud to play a key role in attracting these people here. Board members for the 2016-17 year are Marie-Chantal Pilon, Gîte touristique Ogenêt B&B (President); Mario Laplante, 417 Bus Lines (Vice-President); Michel Villeneuve, Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm (Secretary-Treasurer); Jeanne Charlebois, Mayor of Hawkesbury; François St-Amour, Mayor of The Nation; Matthew Rozon, Beau's All Natural Brewing Company; Éric Léveillé, Fromagerie St-Albert Cheese Factory; Claude Leclair, Club de golf Casselview Golf Club; and Audrey Lizotte, of Ferme l'Artisan Farm.
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A Christmas tree-lighting ceremony was celebrated with song from the Russell Men’s Choir on Sun., Dec. 4, at dusk in Russell near Russell Public School. This first-time event put together by the Police Village of Russell, Corvinelli Homes and the choir attracted quite an audience and may become an annual tradition. Photo courtesy Shawn McNally
Russell High School Report Mackenzie Lafontaine RHS Correspondent RUSSELL— On Tues., Nov. 28, Senior and Junior Boys’ basketball really kicked off the week with home games against Rockland District High School. The seniors played first with a heated game that ended in a loss at 70-57. The boys never got a lead in the game, but the crowd still cheered to support them. Their coach, Mrs. MacKinnon, gave the team applause and smiled anyways, knowing they'll win the next game. The Junior team had an amazing win with 41-39, although losing by 14 at halftime, with Alex Hiemstra getting nine
points for the team. The teacher coach, Mr. Zubyck, watched proudly as the boys continued to play on with determination, their efforts eventually winning them the game. Students could watch the game during their break times and lunches, as well as any students on their spares or online courses could go. The annual Oscars Awards Ceremony was held the evening of Thurs., Dec. 1. Many students and teachers stayed after school to help decorate, prepare food, and set up lights and sound. A special thanks goes to Maddie Houle's mother, Mrs.
Houle, for contributing her time and amazing ideas. A big thank you to Mrs. Konink for buying pizza for everybody who volunteered and for contributing her time to pull the event together. The student council did a great job presenting the awards, and most of the winners were there to accept them. The tech crew, Brad Roy, Darwin Svenson, Mackenzie Lafontaine, and their newest member Solomann Svenson, worked to make the event come alive with video, sound, and lights. Now that the student council is done presenting the Oscars the next event to be planned is PODS.
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Recognition Gala rewards community-minded Candice Vetter Villager Staff EMBRUN — The second Russell Township Recognition Gala was an unqualified success, with four awards presented to winners and certificates presented to finalists at the Embrun Community Centre on Sat., Nov. 19. Julie Émard and François Marion won the Volunteer Community Service Award.
Other finalists were Cindy Anthony and Elisabeth Godin Charron. Embrun Medical Pharmacy, owned by Rex Idicheria won the Service Excellence Award. Other finalists were Bertrand Plumbing & Heating and Curves Embrun. Russell Scotiabank won the award for Community Leadership. The other finalist was Giant Tiger. New Business of the
Year went to Étienne-Brûlé Brewery which beat out the other brewery and other brew pub in Embrun, Tuque de Broue and Half Pant Pub. A special posthumous award was presented to the family of the late Baird McNeill, a leader in the community for many decades. Paralympian medallist Patrice Dagenais was the inspiring guest speaker.
Clockwise from top right: Councillor Andre Brisson (left) and Mayor Pierre Leroux (right) present Scotiabank staff Peggy Marchessault, Suzanne Bolduc, Lee McDonell, Jennifer Bergeron, and Lynne Rochon with the Community Leadership Award at the Russell Township Recognition Gala on Sat., Nov. 19. Winners of the Volunteer Community Service Award were Julie Émard and François Marion, presented by Mayor Pierre Leroux and Councillor Cindy Saucier. Richard Ménard, coowner of Étienne-Brûlé Brewery in Embrun, accepted the award for New Business of the Year. Rex and Beijy Idicheria pose at the photo booth at the Gala. Idicheria’s business, Embrun Medical Pharmacy, won the Service Excellence Award. Lexine Menard photographs courtesy of Russell Township
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