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CORNWALL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The local Liberal Riding Association invites all to a Pints and Politics Rally on Sat., Feb. 16, 1-3 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 205 Amelia Street, Cornwall. Join local federal Liberals in viewing the leadership debate and discussions on the race. Everyone is welcome. Those interested in taking part in the voting process to elect a new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada have until March 3 to either join the party or sign up as a supporter.

Annual Spin-In tomorrow, Feb. 14

CHESTERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stop by the Nelson LaPrade Centre tomorrow, Feb. 14, and take in the artisanal excellence of making woollen yarn the old-fashioned way. Watch those spinning wheels go round and round and marvel at the craftmanship involved. The Spin-In runs 10:30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.


CHESTERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ontario Federation of Agriculture President Mark Wales will be keynote speaker at the Dundas Federation of Agricultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual general meeting this morning, Feb. 13, at the downstairs Ag Hall in the Nelson LaPrade Centre. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m.

Water improving

ST. ALBERT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The water is back to normal for most of St. Albert again â&#x20AC;&#x201D; essential news for a community that hopes to see an eventual rebuild of its iconic cheese factory that was destroyed by fire on Feb. 3. Out of concern about firefighting chemicals, a few residents living around the immediate site of the blaze are still advised to use only bottled water for drinking and brushing teeth.

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Avonmore residents oppose bank pullout Scotiabank officials host meeting tonight

should Scotiabank proceed with the shutdown of their branch. Approximately 200 ballots were already stuffed into a large jar on the counter at historic Barkleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store, located across the road from the bank branch, just three days after initiating the campaign. Though he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prejudging the results, the store proprietor suggested nobody was answering â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;yesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to a particular ballot question on the likelihood of moving their accounts to Casselman, 22 km away, and many were indicating a desire to abandon the Scotiabank brand altogether. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 44 km if you want to come home again,â&#x20AC;? Murray Barkley said of the plan to centralize in Casselman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a constant struggle,â&#x20AC;? added the shopkeeper, who has been in the forefront of Continued on page 2

Nelson Zandbergen Record Staff AVONMORE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Residents of this hamlet are grappling with Scotiabankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intended pullout from their hamlet after 114 years. The bank last month individually contacted some customers in person and mailed out a letter acknowledging a plan to close the branches in Maxville, St. Isidore and Avonmore in favour of opening a new outlet in Casselman to service those communities, starting later this year. Tonight at North Stormont Place, citizens of Avonmore plan to present bank officials with the results of their own impromptu ballot poll on their future banking habits

114 years of banking history about to end?

Surrounded by the vintage wood panels of an old-time bank managerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, Murray Barkley stands beside a window inside the original Bank of Nova Scotia in Avonmore, which was replaced in 1974 by the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Scotiabank, visible across the road through the window blinds. Scotiabank and its corporate precursors have operated in Avonmore since the late 1890s, a streak that would end with the bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently announced intention to pull out of Avonmore, Maxville and St. Isidore. Zandbergen photo

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Avonmore bank carpet-bagging manager of a precursor outfit, the Bank of Isle Marie, received a telegraph from his superiors to empty the safe of the bankrupted institution and return to the city. (Of course, the local telegraph operator decoded the message, word quickly spread, and the village descended on the branch to take out their money, Barkley noted with a laugh.) Scotiabank traces its Avonmore lineage directly to the Bank of Ottawa that took up the same spot beside Barkleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store that same year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; later to be bought out by the Bank of Nova Scotia around 1919, he said. He recounted that Scotiabank built the current branch in 1974, perhaps as a result of a rent increase imposed by the landlord of the time, Barkleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father. Scotiabank intends to maintain a bank machine in the village after the closure, confirmed bank spokesman Andrew Chornenky in an email. While posters on the bank branch refer to tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting as an opportunity to discuss the future of banking in Avonmore, Chornenky was unequivocal when asked if Scotiabank intends to close the branch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this case, we are moving ahead to build a new branch in Casselman and are planning to move the Avonmore, Maxville and St. Isidore branches and employees to the new Casselman branch,â&#x20AC;? he wrote. The bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision arose from ongoing reviews of its branch network â&#x20AC;&#x153;to make sure that we are providing customers with the best possible service in the most efficient way. We evaluate our network with input from the local level on an ongoing basis to ensure our branches remain competitive and viable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In some cases, as a result of this review, we

Continued from the front previous campaigns, spanning more than 20 years, that successfully staved off the closure of the hamletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s post office and library, similarly rebuffed any idea of shutting down Roxmore Public School and Tagwi Secondary School on a number of occasions, and resurrected the Avonmore Clinic at the new North Stormont Place community centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know what they say about eternal vigilance, eh?â&#x20AC;? he commented. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know, our partner in all of these struggles was Scotiabank,â&#x20AC;? he added ruefully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were the largest single contributor to North Stormont Place. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been always like a big brother, big sister to us, a part of the family â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 114 years in our community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been here 105 years, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been here either renting from us or 40-feet across the street,â&#x20AC;? he added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of who we are, that bank. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to title it simply as dollars and cents.â&#x20AC;? Barkley, part of an ad hoc group that has sprung up in the wake of Scotiabankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jan. 24 announcement, was careful to avoid a sense of militancy on the issue and said he remained optimistic the bank might yet reconsider. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to be so respectful and so friendly with them because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always been there for us. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like the post office, or some of these others that were a struggle or a fight. This is a partnership, and we just want them to stay.â&#x20AC;? He suggested Scotiabank had â&#x20AC;&#x153;seriously underestimatedâ&#x20AC;? the loss of accounts it will likely incur in the Avonmore customer base. A local historian, Barkley pointed out that Scotiabankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan represents the first attempted pullout by a bank in Avonmore since 1899. At the time, the

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Barkleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Store employee Janet Carruthers inserts her poll ballot regarding her future banking intentions if Avonmore Scotiabank shuts down. Poll organizer Murray Barkley looks on. A number of shops in the hamlet took part. adjust the network to both improve our efficiency and be able to provide customers with updated and improved facilities.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;These decisions are not taken lightly, and based on our review we are planning to move the Avonmore branch into a new and modern facility in Casselman that will have a fuller range of service options available to our customers.â&#x20AC;? According to Chornenky, the Casselman branch â&#x20AC;&#x153;will provide better business hours and be open on Saturdays, have updated facilities, a drive-thru ABM and more room for customer interaction in the facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will work with each and every customer to find ways to meet their banking needs and ensure as smooth a transition as possible for all customers and employees.â&#x20AC;? Another member of Barkleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s committee, Terry McRae, rejected the prospect outright. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We as a community feel this decision is ill-advised and reflects a misunderstanding of the overall impact such a move will have not only on the

district ... but also on Scotiabankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s business,â&#x20AC;? the concert promoter wrote in an email. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The general sense here is that it is unlikely, at best, area residents will make the 40-km round trip to do their banking in Casselman when other viable options exist. Scotiabank may well be facing a mass exodus.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of our familiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; accounts are there, too,â&#x20AC;? McRae later told The Record. Online banking does not suffice for business, he said. The longtime enterprise run by himself and his wife, Shantero Productions, relies on having a nearby bank branch, post office and fax machine â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all of which were possible in Avonmore when he moved back to the village in 1988. The acting manager of Avonmore Scotiabank, Charles Leclair, based in Chesterville, said the bank aims to complete the new Casselman branch by September. As for tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, the erudite Barkley quipped that he expected either a pre-Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day love-in or a sadder occasion characterized by Ash Wednesday.

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SOUTH MOUNTAIN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Agricultural Society here will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;puttinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the Ritzâ&#x20AC;? during a belated Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day soirĂŠe this Sat., Feb. 16. Gerry Ritz, that is. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister has been confirmed to serve as guest speaker at the Country Sweetheart Ball, for which limited tickets remain available. The joint fundraiser for the Mountain Township Agricultural Society and Winchester District Memorial Hospital begins with social hour at 6 p.m. in the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s T Agricultural Hall.

Dinner begins an hour later, featuring four courses catered by Winchelsea Events. Also included in the $75 ticket fee is wine with the meal, a photo with oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweetheart, and a chance to win two door prizes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including a grand prize $2,000 diamond tennis bracelet sponsored by Annableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jewellery in Winchester. Whether or not the ag minister proves spellbinding enough, professional magician David Jans is also slated to perform. To guarantee seats for you and your sweetheart, please contact Dianne Fawcett (613-774-3363); Bob Weagant (613-9892823); Anna Smail (613652-4915); Bob Williams (613-989-2038); Martine Guy (613-774-2655); or Richard Gilmer (613-9895397).

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING A PROPOSED COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN PURSUANT TO SECTION 28 OF THE PLANNING ACT TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of North Dundas will hold a public meeting on the 12th day of March, 2013, at 6:30 pm at the North Dundas Municipal Council Chambers 636 St. Lawrence Street, Winchester, Ontario to consider a proposed Community Improvement Plan (CIP) under Section 28(4) of the Planning Act. THE PROPOSED COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN provides existing commercial businesses with financial incentives to improve their buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exterior facades, signage and/or building interior. Financial incentives will be in the form of grants and/ or loans as made available through the Community Improvement Plan for eligible applicants. The draft Plan is available for review on the Township website at Eligible applicants/properties are those operating as a commercial use and which are commercially zoned and/or commercially assessed (partially or fully) and meet the full list of criteria specified in the CIP. Only properties within designated Community Improvement Project Areas (Bylaw 10-2013) are eligible. Maps detailing the exact location of the Community Improvement Project Areas are available at the Township office and website for inspection. IF YOU WISH TO BE NOTIFIED of the adoption of the proposed Community Improvement Plan, you must make a written request to Clerk of the Township of North Dundas at the address noted below. IF A PERSON or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of North Dundas before the bylaw adopting the Community Improvement Plan is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the Township of North Dundas to the Ontario Municipal Board. IF A PERSON or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Township of North Dundas before the bylaw is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION regarding the Community Improvement Plan is available for inspection from Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm at the Township Office located at 636 St. Lawrence Street, or by contacting the Planning Department at (613) 774-2105. Dated at the Township of North Dundas this 13th day of February, 2013.

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Water meter installations to begin in April Better cooperate, says mayor CHESTERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Installation of water meters in Chesterville homes and businesses should start as early as April and wrap up by a targeted completion date this November. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s according to

North Dundas Township officials, now that a Request for Proposals has been accepted from Neptune Technology Group, also known as Evans Utility and Municipal Products Supply Limited in London, Ontario.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be meeting with them in the next couple of weeks because the contractâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still being written,â&#x20AC;? said North Dundas water/sewer assistant manager Mary Lynn Plummer.

Interim OLRB decision expected on elementary teacher issue BROCKVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) received an application filed by the Upper Canada and Trillium Lakelands District School Boards, the OLRB Chair determined that the complaint needed to be heard by the board (OLRB) expeditiously. The hearing began Fri., Jan. 25 and left many observers believing that a decision would be made quickly. The school boards filed an application asking the OLRB to decide whether the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elementary Teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has counselled unlawful strike activitiesâ&#x20AC;?.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we thought would only take 3 days is now going into day 7 with the prospect of several more days before it is all said and doneâ&#x20AC;?, said Board Chair Greg Pietersma. The ETFO lawyers have presented numerous positions that have added several days to the hearing. â&#x20AC;?Our main concern is the uncertainty for our communities, but we are also concerned with the mounting costs at $1200/day for additional expenses on top of legal fees.â&#x20AC;? To expedite the hearing, the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers will be seeking an interim ruling on the Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application

which will be subject to the various positions advanced by ETFOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyers to be argued at a later date. Pietersma noted that other public school boards in Ontario may pitch in to reduce the costs for Upper Canada and Trillium Lakelands. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In addition we will be applying to recover the costs from the $467,000 not spent when the teachers legally went on strike in December for a day.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The challenge is placing a value on a student experiencing skiing. What is the value of keeping a student engaged in school so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drop out? If we are really about putting

Matt Morris of Eastern Engineering, the firm that drew up the tender specifications, is also expected to take part. The chosen meter model is made by Neptune and features wireless data broadcasting, allowing for remote, drive-by collection

of metering information. Plummer said the end of flat-rate pricing will benefit households with only one of two people in particular. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The seniors should be happy,â&#x20AC;? she said. At the Feb. 5 council meeting, Mayor Eric Duncan suggested there will

be little toleration for property owners that flatout refuse to allow meter installers onto their property. The mayor raised the idea of hitting such individauls with $1,000-amonth-water bills if they refuse to cooperate beyond a certain deadline.

students first, then we have a moral obligation to pursue this,â&#x20AC;? concluded Pietersma. The final day of the first part of the hearing was Tues., Feb 12 and Pietersma is expecting to hear the interim decision by Fri., Feb 15. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be getting a ruling on our initial complaint based on what the hearing chair has on hand,â&#x20AC;? said Pietersma. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The constitutional counts will go on after that.â&#x20AC;? If the hearing chair rules in favour of the school boards, it means the union canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t coerce or demand teachers to withhold volunteering for extracurricular activities as it would be considered an unlawful strike action.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that it will be over because teachers will have free will to decide they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to participate, but at least they

will make that decision knowing the union does not have any power or say or canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t punish or coerce them,â&#x20AC;? said Pietersma.

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Curious cabinet remains unCracked So much for austerity, if the swollen number of cabinet ministers named this week by new Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s is any indication of her commitment to doing more with less, or even less with less, as the buzzword should imply in this era of stupendously high provincial deficits rung up by her inherited Liberal government. Twenty-seven ministers – that’s five more cushy boardroom chairs and chauffered government-car seats beyond the roster kept by the last premier – will lounge at Wynne’s cabinet table. Of course, beyond the fiscal symbolism, there’s plentiful fodder for consideration in this major cabinet revamp. It starts with the premier’s intriguing decision to personally assume the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food portfolio – first four letters in the familiar acronym OMAFRA – while handing the Rural Affairs component to another minister entirely, Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal. Apparently, though, OMAFRA will remain a single outfit headquartered in Guelph. Rural Affairs won’t be hived off, as the former Ernie Eves government briefly did a decade ago (bringing back the old OMAF in the process of shuffling Rural Affairs into the Municipal Affairs ministry). So today’s OMAFRA happens to have two ministers, one of them being the premier, and that’s certainly an interesting development for rural Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. One could argue that agriculture and rural Ontario are about to get more attention than ever before (at least until the inevitable provincial election is triggered at some point in the fairly near term.) Conversely, when the first minister assumes a separate cabinet job as a sideline, it arguably suggests, at best, a governmental view of the extra task as lightweight and not enough to burden the premiership. And at worst, the post is so insignificant as to be a mere bauble on the premier’s lapel. Wynne’s predecessor Dalton McGuinty maintained his own hobbyhorse as intergovernmental affairs minister, a position The Toronto Star described this week as “so junior, McGuinty ran it himself for years.” The Star was only illustrating the depth of Laurel Broten’s “demotion” to intergovernmental affairs from education, but the observation also points to the perceived diminishment of any ministry absorbed into the job description of the top person in cabinet. That individual is not very likely to latch onto finance, education or health, but a “junior” ministry, well, that’s doable chore on a first minister’s busy schedule isn’t it? An urbanite premier’s ham-fisted assumption of agriculture risks plowing under farmers’ long-held notion of OMAFRA as one of this province’s senior ministries. Curious as well is the plight of that neighbouring MPP in Glengarry-PrescottRussell, who failed yet again to ‘crack’ the ranks of even this expanded Liberal cabinet. Despite representing the only real rural district held by the Grits in Ontario, Grant Crack was passed over as Rural Affairs minister, or for that matter, OMAFRA minister in general. But congratulations to him for being named the parliamentary sidekick (assistant) to Minister Leal. The new premier carried on with McGuinty’s tradition of doling out lots of consolation parliamentary assistant titles to backbenchers. Crack was “PA” to former OMAFRA minister Ted McMeekin for over a year. Now he’s just PA to “RA.” (Wynne, incidentally, won’t have a PA on Agriculture, dropping the makework charade in her own case.) It seems that even parliamentary assistantships have their demotions, too. Nelson Zandbergen

Board decision won’t end militancy The Upper Canada District School Board’s ongoing challenge against the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario continues with glacial speed at the Ontario Labour Relations Board in Toronto, weeks after the UCDSB figured they would have a decision. (What did they expect from a government operation?) Irony is built upon irony in this whole sorry situation. If the UCDSB wins its case at the OLRB, those teachers will presumably stop being “counselled” and “directed” (bullied?) by their union to refrain from extracurricular activities during this period of an imposed but legal labour contract. This would put them in exactly the same boat as their counterparts at the high school level, where lack of explicit direction from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation hasn’t translated into any change on the ground. Maybe the high school teachers are getting their marching orders through telepathy, or perhaps it really is all on their heads as individuals now because their union is not officially ordering they stay away from extracurricular activities. (The OSSTF would be part of the UCDSB’s action at the OLRB if that were the case.) Bottom line: A dysfunctional elementary school scene still looks a lot like the dysfunctional high school scene, regardless of the outcome at the OLRB. It would almost be funny, in a pathetic way, if it weren’t so sad for those families that rely on the UCDSB to educate their children. And it’s not as if the UCDSB has a monopoly on publicly funded education in this region, either. Sadly for the UCDSB, the longer the silliness drags on inside its schools, the more people will vote with their feet and send their children to the “co-terminus” Catholic system, where teachers seem content to offer extracurricular services, under the same contract terms that have sparked apoplexy elsewhere. Other residents without children will have to consider switching property-tax allegiance to the Catholic system, if only to protest the militancy within the public system and to affirm the cooperative approach shown by the teachers in the other. What a mess. Nelson Zandbergen

Dessertfest 2013

Despite inclement weather outside, the Winchester Downtown Revitalization Committee’s annual Dessertfest drew a fair number of folks to the sweet spectacular, Feb. 8 at the Joel Steele Community Centre. Members of the organizing committee pose with a selection of the treats (front, from left) Linda Thompson, Gloria Stewart, Bev Shortt and Diane Annable; (back, from left) Eric Duncan, Gary Annable, Sandy Puddephatt, Barb Scott, Vince Zandbelt and Owen Shortt.

1983 February 9, 1983 What’s new is the gas prices in Chesterville. What’s old is the fact that low as they are, Ottawans still pay less than we do. Last week prices dropped from between 44.5 and 44.9 cents per litre at Chesterville gas stations to 40.9 cents per litre for regular leaded gas. Unleaded is now selling for 43.3 per litre at Texaco, Imperial, Petro-Canada and Shell stations in the village. In the days of the Klondike in northern Canada prospectors travelled thousands of miles in search of gold. The gold rush will be laid at the doorsteps of Chesterville during the 1983 Winter Carnival this weekend. Thursday and throughout carnival, the dress is either come as you are or in tune with the Klondike Days theme. Events get underway with the Thursday evening amateur talent show in the Community Hall from 8 p.m.


of the 5th of February, was very well attended by interested members wishing to help with further progress of the work of the Auxiliary. Mrs. F. M. Cass, the president was in the chair, assisted by the secretary, Mrs. Lyle Marcellus. Last Monday evening the Scouts and Cubs of the village demonstrated their skills before a group of interested parents and members of the Chesterville Rotary Club. They were under the leadership of Scout Master Hubert McCloskey and Jack McGee and Mrs. G. Lannin and Graeme Miltimore.

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South Branch Wind Farm on track Lois Ann Baker Record staff WILLIAMSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be much longer now that South Dundas will be seeing the wind farm some residents have tried so hard to stop from coming. EDP Renewables developer Ken Little spoke before South Dundas council at the last regular council meeting on Feb. 5 to bring a progress report on the South Branch Wind Farm. EDP acquired the project from Prowinds and made a few changes to the original plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are looking at a larger turbine technology,â&#x20AC;? said Little, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 30 megawatt project and we

are looking at three megawatt turbines, reducing the layout to 10 turbines.â&#x20AC;? This places nine turbines just east of Brinston Road and one to the west, four less turbines than the original plan. The reduction of turbines also means the overhead power lines connecting the four will no longer be required. Branam said the amendment is currently before the Ministry of the Environment awaiting final approval. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a smaller footprint with less towers,â&#x20AC;? said Little. In addition to the amendment, Little said

other changes include a small operations and maintenance building for two to three people parttime for maintenance issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be used for heavy industrial activity, just a place for workers to touch down,â&#x20AC;? he said. As well, Little pointed out they will be connecting with the Hydro One lines for shared use and interconnecting to the Morrisburg substation. The turbines themselves are Siemens SWT 3.0-113 wind turbines, smaller than the ones originally intended. The turbine hubs stand 327 feet tall, with the tip height reaching 512

feet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are larger turbines, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved down in height a bit from the ones originally planned under Prowind,â&#x20AC;? said Little, â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the higher output, we were able to reduce the number of turbines.â&#x20AC;? EDP has received a notice of completeness of the Renewable Energy approval from the Ministry of the Environment in October and is expecting final approval in late April. They are now working with construction contractors to get final bids in, with the final decision to be made within a month.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve started our turbine supply agreement,â&#x20AC;? said Little, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have the first part of the agreement signed and are hoping it will be finalized very quickly.â&#x20AC;? The next phase, the preconstruction engineering is expected to start shortly, and should last until May or June. At that time, residents of South Dundas should start seeing activity at the site in the form of creating access roads and preparing public roads, excavating and pouring the foundations for the turbines. At the same time, Hydro One will be preparing the Morrisburg

substation. This construction phase should be completed in late November or early December. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are expecting our turbines to be delivered in the October to November time frame,â&#x20AC;? said Little. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are hoping to have the towers up by the end of the year.â&#x20AC;? Once the towers are erected, they will be tested and commissioned and finally connected to the Hydro One grid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will have site restoration going into the first part of next year,â&#x20AC;? said Little, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Potentially going in to June and July.â&#x20AC;?

Williamsburg losing library WILLIAMSBURG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reacting to the uncertainty of the future of the Townshipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s municipal office building where they currently reside, the SD&G Library has made the announcement that it will close the Williamsburg branch, consolidating it with the Morrisburg branch when the Morrisburg Collegiate Institute gets its facelift and becomes the new home for South Dundas Municipal offices, the St. Lawrence Clinic and the library. Reaction to the news has not been favourable as the Williamsburg branch is well used and is consistently posting strong circulation statistics according to Mary

Strader from Williamsburg. In a letter to The Record, Strader said she had been told the library system had no choice as the building had been sold. However South Dundas Mayor Steven Byvelds said no decision has been made for future of the building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There has been no talk or discussion on what will happen with the old municipal building in Williamsburg. That discussion will take place when the time is appropriate,â&#x20AC;? said Byvelds. The decision to consolidate the two branches was made by the library board without discussions with the

township, said Byvelds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The library was certainly not forced out because of the pending move and never told to leave,â&#x20AC;? said Byvelds. Strader said she was certain the move to Morrisburg will cause the library system to lose patrons as it is an inconvenience to travel to Morrisburg. Manager of Library Services Karen Franklin said the decision to consolidate the two branches was not made lightly, and after careful consideration the board decided it would be in the best interests of the residents of South Dundas.

Help for natural disasters South Dundas Firefighters received a cheque in the amount of $30,000 from TransCanada Pipeline at the Feb. 5 council meeting. TransCanada Pipeline representative Sean McCann presented the cheque to South Dundas Fire Chief Chris McDonough while Mayor Steven Byvelds looked on. McCann said the cheque was to aid in preparedness for community support for natural disasters. McDonough said the money will be put to good use by placing emergency generatorsinallthree fire stations.








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Maple taffy time On the Winter Carnival skating oval in Moose Creek

From left, Isabella Sieber, 8, William Corrigan, 8, John Corrigan, Alexis Corrigan, 9 and Cassandra Rolland, 10, enjoyed the great outdoors in Moose Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnival.

Two bag limit in effect WINCHESTER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In case you were wondering why the garbage man didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pick up that third bag of garbage, February is the month the two-bag limit on curbside garbage came into effect in North Dundas. In order to reduce the amount picked up curbside and therefore lengthening the life of the landfill, North Dundas is encouraging all residents to recycle more.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping more people will divert more into recycling,â&#x20AC;? said Doug Froats, Waste Management Coordinator for the township. Froats said if residents need another blue box, they can call the landfill and one will be delivered to them. If a resident does have more than two bags, the bags will have to be delivered directly to the

landfill and there is a charge for it, but Froats is hoping residents will instead get on board with more recycling. He also suggests donating still useful items to the Winchester Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, the House of Lazarus or Ye Olde Bargain Shoppe as a way of recycling and keeping curbside garbage down. A flyer with suggested alternatives to

From left, Nauru Maffurt/b, 14, Melissa Jamieson, 13 and Katelynn Tysick, 13, enjoyed fresh maple taffy ladled onto an ice tray by Scott Coleman of Sand Road Maple Farm and local Moose Creek volunteer Robyn Cousens.

putting everything out by the curb has been sent out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had fairly good response so far,â&#x20AC;? said Froats, adding that not everything was perfect, but he is willing to work with anyone who has a legitimate complaint about the system. Froats said most of the complaints they have received so far have been because people were unaware of the new program.

From left, Chase Samson, 7, Nicholas Rolland, 7 and Vanessa Rolland, 5, taking a break from a fun scavenger hunt during Moose Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Winter Zandbergen photos Carnival.







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2 BEDROOM APARTMENT In Chesterville. $850/month. Heat and hydro included. 613-448-2494. Available March 1. 31-2 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT Newly renovated three bedroom apartment on County Rd. 43 between Chesterville and Finch. Fridge and new stove. Call 613-984-2494. 32 FOR RENT 2 bedroom apartment, including 2 appliances. Newer heating, floor heat. Available March 1. $825.00 plus utilities. Call 613-9872118. 25tfc PARK PLACE 2 bedroom apartment, including washer, dryer, fridge and stove. Available March 1. 613-774-3832. 30tfc

GROVES, Keith. In loving memory of a dear father, Keith, who passed away February 14, 1983. His weary hours and days of pain, His troubled nights are past; And in our aching hearts we know, He has found sweet rest at last. Always remembered, Junior & Sheila 30 SHARKEY, Thomas. In loving memory of a great husband, father and grandfather, Thomas Sharkey, who passed away February 17, 2010. We miss you so. Dorothy & family 30

STORMONT DUNDAS LANDOWNERS MEETING Place: Chesterville Legion Date: February 28, 2013 Time: 7:00 p.m. Speakers: Jack MacLaren, MPP Carleton Mississippi Mills. OSPCA Legislation: Why it does not work; what needs to change. Kurtis Andrews, Lawyer and OSPCA Expert. Currently defending Dave Robinson (Dairy Farmer). Mark Tijssen, Ottawa pig slaughter case; find out what happened! Tom Black, OLA President. Challenging legislation, how the Ontario Landowners can make it happen. For more information, contact: John Cayer 613448-2743, Tammy Hart 613984-2543, John Stoodley 613-774-5360. 31-2 DUNDAS COUNTY FOODBANK Dundas County Foodbank will hold its annual meeting on Monday evening, February 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the J.W. McIntosh Senior Support Centre in Williamsburg. 30-1

MIEL VILLENEUVE HONEY Liquid and cream honey available year round! Gift containers and moulded beeswax candles available. Please call first. 613-9875290. Bring your own fancy jars to be filled as gifts! 07tfc FOR SALE Ritchieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14% Beef Grower Pellets - 40 kg. bag $18.99. Winchester location - Ritchie Feed & Seed, 685 St. Lawrence St. 613-7743538. 30tfc BOOKS FOR SALE For serious readers. Open Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. 4037 County Rd. 7, Elma. 613-448-3787. 47tfc/stf

FARM FOR SALE 3 Antique tractors. one Cocksutt L, 1957; one Massey Harris 33, 1958; one Oliver 77,1957. Circular saw, made in Quebec. All stored inside. 613-6521897. 30 WANTED Hay. One or two years old. Small square or 4 X 4 round bales preferred. For beef. Call 613-984-2410. 31

PETS HOLMESDALE SPIRIT CHAMPION CAN F #1114534. Born January 25, 2011. Due February 14 to Goldwyn. Very tall, dairy, first calver. Call 613-774-2879 or 613774-2169. 30stf

AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE FOR SALE Credit problem? In-house finance is easy. Just apply online & become pre-approved. For clean low mileage vehicles. Or call Car-o-line Autos @ 1-877820-5598 or 613-448-2488. tfc

IN MEMORIAM BECKSTEAD, Bruce. In loving memory of a dear husband and father, Bruce, who passed away February 13, 1990. We cannot bring the old days back, When we were all together. But precious memories of those times, Will live with us forever. Sadly missed by Kathleen & family 30 EMPEY, Baden. In loving memory of a dear father, Baden, who passed away February 9, 1998. A father is wonderful, so is the name. Without one to love, life isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same. But as long as we live, we shall always be glad, To treasure the memory of the father we had. Sadly missed by Kathleen & family 30 GROVES, Keith. In memory of a dear father, Keith, who passed away February 14, 1983. Years roll by, but memories stay, As new and dear as yesterday. This day is remembered and quietly kept. No words are needed, I shall never forget. Always remembered, Allan 30



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BOWL-A-THON FOR M.S. February 24, 12:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Kemptville Bowling Lanes, 291 County Road 44. Need participants! Email Donna at or call 613-227-4647. $10.00/3 games. All proceeds go to M.S. Society. Trophies and prizes! 30-1

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COMING EVENTS COMING EVENTS COMING EVENTS CHESTERVILLE & DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY The Chesterville & District Agricultural Society is holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 23rd at the Ag Office located in the Nelson LaPrade Centre in Chesterville, beginning at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome. For more information contact Carolyn Goddard at or one of the Directors. 31-2

YE OLDE BARGAIN SHOPPE Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A great place to shop for good used items and clothing. Unbelievable prices. St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Presbyterian Church basement, 34 Mill St., Chesterville. All donations greatly appreciated. tfc

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION February 23 at the Chesterville Legion, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. for Benny & Virginia Patenaude. Light lunch. Everyone welcome. 31 EMPLOYMENT PREPARATION PROGRAM Adult Literacy Employment Preparation Program offers upgrading for workplace skills; document use, numeracy, computer skills. Call Matt 613-774-0222. 36-8 NEW TO CANADA? WE CAN HELP! - permanent resident card holder - convention refugee - live-in caregiver TR Leger Immigrant Services. 1-877-412-2472. 36

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Jewellers display at Historical Society CHESTERVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The newest exhibit at the Chesterville Historical Society will be of great interest to anyone who would like to see what tools were required for jewellers in the early 20th century. Thanks to Bob Gilroy, the Society has on loan tools and instruments from Percy J. Gilroy Jewellers, a wellrespected jewelry store in Chesterville for over 35 years. Percy Gilroy was born on a farm in Heckston on Dec. 27, 1899. The family farm went to his older brother after their father passed away, leaving Percy to find another way to make his living. Percy made his way to Kemptville and apprenticed under a watchmaker there for several years. Eventually, he was ready to start out on his own and settled on Chesterville. He opened his shop in

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Former local resident gets Diamond Jubilee Medal Alberta Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Ethell (right) presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to a former local resident of the Cannamore and Crysler area, Robert Steven (left), among 23 recipients from

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Staffing changes and extras are back The year is flying by, with the start of a new semester we saw many new changes of staff at North Dundas. Mr. Henderson finished his work at North Dundas and now will be joining the North Grenville staff. We would like to welcome Ms. Alexandra Vorebej to the staff of North Dundas. After 38 and a half years of dedicated work to the school we bid a sad farewell and a happy

Society. Anyone wishing to become a member of the Chesterville Historical Society is invited to join them at the meetings held the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.

All of Ontario was hit with the storm that dumped over 15 cm of snow last Fri., Feb 8 with Eastern Ontario being no exception. The storm caused a number of fender benders as residents tried to go about their daily business.


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retirement to Mrs. Carbino. Lastly, we would also like to welcome Mrs. Laurie Patterson as our schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Financial Assistant. After the speed bump of the job actions involving the teachers, some extracurricular activities have been able to start up again thanks to the help of volunteers. The activities include: band, online gaming club, girls Sr. and Jr. volleyball, boys Sr. and Jr. basketball, and girls rugby. Once again we would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped and allowed these activities to continue.


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EOJHL Playoffs Casselman at Winchester 8 p.m.  Fri.,Feb. 15

Rockets close out regular season Sat. in Vankleek Hill

Front row from left, Ryan Picard, Jordan Radix, Paul Perras, Aidan Smit. Middle row from left, Thomas Baas, Kalin Gates, Nathan Lapointe, Joshua Webb, Matthew Heuvelmans, Yanik Gignac. Back row from left, Bill Nyenkamp (Coach), Jack Mercier, Jeremie Goyer, Yvrik Leclerc, Trevor Nyenkamp, Bradon Robinson, Peter Heuvelmans (Assistant  Coach). Missing from the photo was Coen Eby. Courtesy photo

Bantam Warriors mine provincial gold Special to The Record BARRIE– It was a very successful tournament for the Bantam Warriors, representing the Finch and Russell broomball leagues, at the annual provincial tourney in Barrie on Feb. 8, 9 and 10. The Warriors clinched the gold medal with a convincing 4-0 record.  They blanked the always-competitive Windsor Devils in the opening match 6-0.  Key goaltending by Yanik Gignac and an excellent team effort in this game set the tone that

continued into their following three games. They overpowered the Innisfil Impact 8-1 in the second game and defeated the Palmerston Predators 4-1 in their third and toughest matchup.  Goal scorers in the first three games were Yvrik Leclerc (5), Trevor Nyenkamp (4), Nathan Lapointe (3), Paul Perras (2), Thomas Baas (2), Ryan Picard and Aidan Smit. Assists went to Jeremie Goyer (3), Kalin Gates (3), Baas (3), Joshua Webb (2), Bradon Robinson (2), Jack Mercier, Matthew

St. Thomas girls win title The St. Thomas Aquinas girls Varsity hockey team went undefeated in league play to capture their second Prescott-Russell championship in the last four years. The girls won by scores of 3-1, 7-1 and 13-0 in round robin play and defeated Casselman 7-1 in the semi-final game. In the final game they defeated Embrun 2-0, with goals being scored by Shannyn Johnson and Katherine Innes. The girls demonstrated excellent forechecking and back checking skills, with another solid performance by Kaitlyn Johnson in nets. The team is now off to EOSSAA in early March. Team members are, front from left, Kaitlyn Johnson, Rachel Bekkers, Emily Spence,    Mikeala Wichers, Amanda Switzer, Breena Strban. Back from left, Coach  Mr. Cornellier, Alyssa Wichers, Katherine Innes, Casey Dore, Shannyn Johnson, Amy Bekkers, Sydney Landry, Dana Dore. Courtesy Photo

Heuvelmans, Jordan Radix, Nyenkamp, Leclerc, Perras and Picard. The Windsor Devils fought their way back in the double knockout weekend setup and landed a spot in the finals where they would have to beat the Warriors twice to win gold.  Yvrik Leclerc figured in all the goals (hat trick and an assist) as the Warriors triumphed over the Devils 40 for the gold medal.  The Devils kept it close until midway through the first frame when Leclerc found the back of the net

with Ryan Picard getting the helper. He netted his second, assisted by Joshua Webb, for a 2-0 lead going into the second frame.  A minute into it, Nathan Lapointe put one in from Leclerc and then Leclerc got his hat trick with a solo effort late in the second and final frame. Yanik Gignac, who was solid between the pipes, earned his second shut-out. Congratulations to the Bantam Warriors representing Eastern Ontario for a stellar performance. 

CHESTERVILLE – Ryan Kemp and captain CharlesAntoine Labonté each scored twice to lead the Embrun Panthers to an 8-2 win over the North Dundas Rockets in a National Capital Junior Hockey League game here Sat., Feb. 9, as teams get ready to enter the last week of the regular schedule. The Panthers unleashed a torrent of shots on the North Dundas net, outshooting the home team 48-19. This included an all-out 22-2 advantage in the third when they outscored the Rockets 5-0. North Dundas opened the scoring, Brandon Buma making it 1-0 with 4:10 gone in the game, from Pete Kleinswormink and Rob Comeau, but the lead only stood for five minutes as Labonté evened it from Francis Legault and Dexter MacMillan. The Rockets took the lead back on Ryan Byers’s goal at 10:07 of the second. Dustin Tinkler and Cody Nicholl had the helpers. That lead stood until the 15-minute mark of the second when Robbie Gifford knotted it and Shane McPhee put the Panthers ahead to stay 1:57 later. In the third it was Kemp scoring his pair, at 15:01 and 10:41, and Labonté – on the power play – Eric Garrioch and Taylor Armstrong closing out the scoring. Panthers 6 - Predators 5 LaPeche gave Embrun all it could handle Sunday night, drawing to within a goal with 33 seconds on the clock as their comeback effort fell just short. Labonté did the heavy lifting for the Panthers, scoring three goals including the winner with 6:14 left in regular time. La Peche’s power play unit had Embrun’s number throughout the game, scoring three in seven chances with the man advantage. The Panthers’ PP came up empty handed in all three opportunities. LaPeche did not take a penalty after the first period. Matt Hamelin, Luke Bowden and Shawn Ennis had singles for the Panthers. This Week The Rockets will close out their regular season on Saturday night when they visit Vankleek Hill to take on the Cougars in a 7:30 p.m. game. The league’s all star game will be held in Vankleek Hill Sunday night, starting at 8. Each team has been invited to send its top players as the NCJHL’s north and south divisions tangle for league bragging rights. The game will also be marked by the presentation of regular season outstanding player awards during the second intermission.

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Vikings prove the case for “the best and the rest” Members of the 2013 national juvenile broomball championship committee are, front from left, Penny Filiatrault, Mary Ouderkirk, Gail Jackson, Lianne Acres-Hanna, Beth Harps, Ellen MacNaughton, Lesley Moran. Back row from left, Clayton Ouderkirk, Shirley Grant, Eve Campbell, Steve Norman, Keith Presley, John Corvinelli and Karl Moran. Courtesy photo

Getting ready to host the nation The eyes of Canada’s broomball communities will be on Cornwall from April 3 to 6, 2013. Cornwall’s Benson Centre will play host to the 2013 edition of the Juvenile National Broomball Championships. Players are between the ages of 15 and 19. Eastern Ontario, a hotbed for broomball in Canada, is sending four teams to the tournament. Eastern Thunder and Sting are attending as the defending champs in the girls and boys divisions, respectively. Seaway Valley Devils and Valley Gamblers have been invited by the host committee to be the host teams in each division.

Saskatchewan is sending two teams in each division, Manitoba one in each, Quebec three in each and Ontario is sending an additional two in each. In all there will be 20 teams, 10 girls and 10 boys, competing. The games get underway on Wed., April 3 at 8 a.m. on both Pads 1 and 2 at the Benson Centre and continue until 10:30 p.m. Games continue on Thursday (8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.), Friday (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Saturday (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Opening eremonies will be held on Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. The plan now is to have Eastern Thunder versus Seaway Valley Devils right before opening ceremonies and

Sting versus Valley Gamblers right after. This will hopefully draw in spectators as the four local teams go head to head. Semi-finals take place on Friday afternoon and the finals are slated for Saturday. In all there will be 68 games of broomball played over the four days. The Awards Banquet is being held at the Cornwall Civic Complex, Salons A,B,C on Friday, April 5th at 7:00 pm. The host committee is looking for volunteers to help run the clocks on both ice surfaces as well as manning the admission doors. Anyone interested in helping can contact the host committee at There is also a website set up with details about the c h a m p i o n s h i p The week of the tournament live stats can be viewed at The committee is also looking for any businesses wanting to get involved through sponsorship. Again anyone interested can contact the host committee at “We are looking forward to hosting this event and are doing everything within our power to make it an event to be remembered,” states a press release issued by the host committee.

Denied! Goalie Mason McLeod turns back an attempt by Jarrod Williams, during some of the early action in the annual 3-on-3 tourney last Friday night in Chesterville. Zandbergen photo

CASSELMAN— The Casselman Vikings wrapped up their regular season this past weekend by hosting the CharLan Rebels, Feb. 7, and playing in Alexandria against the Glens, Feb. 9. The Vikings already knew that they will begin the playoffs against the Winchester Hawks, still, they finished the season playing at the same intensity level. Casselman 7 – Char-Lan 5 The Vikings came out with a tonne of pressure and were all over the Rebels in the early going. Casselman opened the scoring seven minutes into the game while on a power play. Curtis Chennette carried the puck over the blue line, used the defender as a screen and let a quick shot go that got to the back of the net. After that, the Vikings got undisciplined and found themselves in the sin bin. After Maxime Choquette took a five-minute hit to the head call, Lance Hodgson went off for cross checking putting the Rebels on a five-on-three power play for a full two minutes. Nicolas Santoro kept the puck in at the blue line, waited and sent a wrist shot to the net that got past Alexandre Michaud, evening the game at one. Casselman would get another chance on the power play later in the period. Kyle Beauchamp-Lalonde crossed through the slot and let a backhand shot go that beat Rebels goalie Quade Smoke making it 2-1. With 1:50 remaining in the frame, Marc-Andre Quann fired a shot towards the net from the corner. It hit a Rebels defender and redirected in, making it 3-1 Casselman after one. The Rebels tied the game in the second with two goals just three minute apart. First, it was Quinlin MacDonell, on a power play, then Lawson MacDougall, at even strength. Casselman did regain the lead before the buzzer when Jody Sullivan scored short-handed to give them the 4-3 lead. Char-Lan found the equalizer on the power play in the third, from Matt Gregoire, but Chennette’s second re-established the Vikings lead. Michel Lefebvre again made it a tie game with 10:52 to go But the Vikings closed it out with Chennette’s hat-trick goal and an insurance marker from Luc Forget ended the game 7-5 for the Vikings. Casselman outshot Char-Lan 39-25. Michaud turned aside 20 shots for the win; Smoke made 32 saves in the losing effort. Both teams found success on the power play. The Rebels went 3-11; Casselman was 2-10. Casselman 9 – Alexandria 2 The Vikings closed out the regular season Saturday night in Alexandria proving that as far as the St. Lawrence Division is concerned, it’s a case of the best and the rest as the Vikes humbled the Glens 9-2 to finish the regular season 19 point ahead of the second-place Char-Lan Rebels, who were busy that night doubling the Winchester Hawks 4-2 in Williamstown as the regular season drew to a close. Taylor Widenmaier and Maxime St. Pierre each scored twice for the Vikes, who led 2-1 after one and 6-1 after two. St. Pierre got both his goals in the final two minutes of the game. Jordan Baptiste and Yanick Lalonde scored for Casselman in the first around an unassisted goal by Jonathan Cyr, and Adam Wensink made it 3-1 with 7:36 gone in the second and the Widenmaiers – Taylor with his pair around a single by Derek – made it 6-1 after 40 minutes. Bradley Massia scored Alexandria’s second with 58 seconds gone in the third but it was all Casselman after that as they ran the table with goals by Joel Adam and St. Pierre. Neither team could convert on any of their three power play opportunities. This is a season the once-proud Glens would like to forget. It is the first time that they have failed to advance to the post season since the Vikings came into the St. Lawrence Division. This Week Casselman hosts Winchester t 7:30 p.m. Thursday night it the first game of their best of seven divisional semifinals. Game two goes in Winchester at 8 Friday night.

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0I N 4AL ES Finch Mixed: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Kevin Osborne 285; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Triple, Kevin Osborne 692; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Average, Danny St.Pierre 204; Ladies High Single, Catherine VanMoorsel 246; Ladies High Triple, Isabelle Bissonnette 624; Ladies High Average, Isabelle Bissonnette 195. Team Standings: Got Robbed 224, Lefties 212, BEEGEES 197, Phantastic Phave 194, Triple Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 191, The Foursomes 179. Monday Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Brian Buma 303; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Triple, Brian Buma 762; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Average, Frank Jerome 228. Team Standings: A-Team 105, Stingers 100, Seniors 83.5, Raiders 78, Country Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 63, Alley Rats 50.5. Community: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Kevin Osborne 216; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Triple, Kevin Osborne 608; Ladies High Single, Erin Munro 217; Ladies High Triple, Sharol Bowman 543. Team Standings: Danny 65, Sharol 62, Kevin 77, Joel 67.5, Carolyn 58, Paul 69.5. Defenders: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Bob Jones 230; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Triple, Bob Jones 639; Ladies High Single, Kathy Sill 198; Ladies High Triple, Debbie Linton 549. Team Standings: Leo 194, Glendon 192, Gwen 189.5, Laurie 188, Winston 186.5, Ossie 184. Wednesday Ladies: Ladies High Single, Betty Wheeler 206; Ladies High Triple, Betty Wheeler 525. Team Standings: Betty 236, Dianna 216, Mary 202, Pat 198. Stormont Ladies: Ladies High Single, Elaine Duke 231; Ladies High Triple, Elaine Duke 662. Team Standings: Elaine 178.5, Pat 159, Susan 155, Lois 147.5. Busy Matrons: Ladies High Single, Sandra Bloom 199; Ladies High Triple, Shari Boyd 527. Team Standings: Hope 121, Faith 120, Charity 119. Berwick Mixed: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Noel Lalonde 248; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high Triple, Noel Lalonde 640; Ladies High Single, Debbie Sanders 228; Ladies High Triple, Debbie Sanders 566. Matilda: Ladies High Single, Alacia McIntosh 187; Ladies High Triple, Inge vonKaenel 547; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Kevin Osborne 243; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Triple, Kevin Osborne 640. Team Standings: Gary 76, Donna 72, Kevin 63, Brent 60, Inge 59, Walter 5 Thursday Seniors:

Ladies High Single, Joke VanWinden 191; Ladies High Triple, Catherine VanMoorsel 441; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Job VanDerPoel 185; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Triple, Job VanDerPoel 489. Avonmore Mixed: Ladies High Single, Penny Campbell 258; Ladies High Triple, Joyce Helmer 563; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Frank Jerome 230; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Triple, Frank Jerome 630. Team Standings: Alley Cats 256, Pin Panthers 251, Odd Balls 233.5, Hummingbirds 227.5, The Cougars 216.5, The Happy Hookers 200.5. Winchester Odd Couples: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Single, Jim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor 260; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Triple, Jim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor 683; Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High Average, Darryl Britton 209; Ladies High Single, Marin Middleton 234; Ladies High Triple, Grace Tilley 610; Ladies High Average, Marin Middleton 195. Team Standings: Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market 78, Filet Mignon 77, Turkey Balls 72, The Nutty Noodles 66, Chicken Pot Pie 65, Banana Splits 62.

Youth Bowling Canada YBC Peewees: Girls High Single, Madysen Patenaude 97; Girls High Double, Madysen Patenaude 186; Boys High Single, Braden Beattie 107; Boys High Double, Blake Rombough 181. Team Standings: Flyers 124, Canadiens 110.5, Leafs 94, Rangers 91.5. YBC Bantams: Girls High Single, Abbey Byers 160; Girls High Double, Katie Horner 264; Boys High Single, Jonah Bedard, Benjamin Vreman and Jacob Quesnel 122; Boys High Double, Jacob Quesnel 221. Team Standings: Flames 104.5, Thrashers 93.5, Sharks 90, Oilers 66.5, Coyotes 65.5. YBC Juniors: Girls High Single, Marin Middleton 260; Girls High Triple, Marin Middleton 664; Boys High Single, Tyler Beattie 181; Boys High Triple, Matthew Ridge 463. Team Standings: Islanders 279, Penguins 265, Sabres 248, Bruins 243, Senators 225. YBC Seniors: Girls High Single, Paige Sloan 223; Girls High Triple, Paige Sloan 595; Boys High Single, Nathan Engwerda 243; Boys High Triple, Nathan Engwerda 522. Team Standings: Devil Rays 265.5, Red Sox 253, Hurricanes 252.5, Twins 246.5.

Buma opens scoring Brandon Buma (12) is checked to the ice but still found the five-hole for the North Dundas Rocketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;first goal against the Embrun Panthers Saturday night in Chesterville. Embrun pulled away in the third period with five goals on their way to an 8-2 victory. The Rockets close out their regular season with a game in Vankleek Hill Saturday night at 8. The leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all-star game will be played in Vankleek Hill at 7:30 Sunday night before the playoffs get underway. Zandbergen photo

Hawks face Vikes in first round Winchester victory not impossible WILLIAMSTOWN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Hawks played out the regular season skein here Saturday night, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Rebels in the away half of a home and home series cut short by Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blizzard. Set firmly in fourth place before the final weekend of the 2012-13 season, the Hawks will now face the firstplace Casselman Vikings, by far the cream of the crop in the EOJHL this year, in the semifinals, which get underway in Casselman Thursday night. Alexander Sifton, from Ramsey Wheeler and Adam Beveridge, and Cam Hughes, from Beveridge, scored for the Hawks Saturday night. They trailed 2-1 after one and 3-2 after two.

Matthew Lapointe, Cody Krol, Tyler Filion and Connor Primeau scored for the Rebels, who got one goal on their 15 power play chances while shutting out the Hawks on their six extra-man opportunities. The Rebels outshot the Hawks 3326. Playoffs Although the Vikings won three of their four games against the Hawks in the regular season, only one was by more than one goal. Take out the 7-1 laugher in their first meeting of the season and you end up with a total of three goals separating them in the three other games. And one of those, a 5-4 Casselman win on Jan. 24, was in a shoot out.

The Hawks have proven that they can stay with the Vikes as long as they stay out of the penalty box and if they bring their A game every night, plus they have the incentive to avenge their playoff loss to the Vikings last season. The Hawks are in Casselman at 7:30 Thursday night and the series shifts to Winchester at 8 Friday. Game three is in Casselman at 7:30 Sunday and game four will be played in Winchester at 7:45 Tues., Feb. 19. Game five, if needed, will be in Casselman Thurs., Feb. 21 starting at the 7:30 and game six is set for Winchester at 8 Fri., Feb. 22. If the series goes the distance game seven is set for Casselman at 7:30 Sun., Feb. 24.

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National Capital Junior Hockey League Sat., Feb. 23 8 p.m. North Dundas Rockets at Vankleek Hill Cougars Sun., Feb. 24 7:30p.m.

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EOJHL Playoffs Thurs., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. Winchester at Casselman Fri., Feb., 15 8 p.m. Casselman at Winchester Sun., Feb. 17 7:30 p.m. Winchester at Casselman Tues., Feb. 19 7:45 p.m. Casselman at Winchester Thurs.,, Feb. 21 7:30 p.m. Winchester at Casselman Fri., Feb. 22 7:30 p.m. Casselman at Winchester Sun., Feb. 24 7:30 p.m. Winchester at Casselman




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From left, Marie Burns, Thomas Buckle and Emily Eikelboom served up pasta at St. Mary’s annual spaghetti supper, Sun. at the Carnival. Chester the water dragon and friends, at the dance party, Sunday.

From left, Zoe Ravera, 9, Madison Boucher, 8 and Axel Ravera, 11, enjoyed the silent auction at Chesterville Winter Carnival.

A life of pie

From left, Councillor Tony Fraser, Mayor Eric Duncan and Deputy Mayor Gerry Boyce — hard at work juding the pie and chili contests at this year’s Ice Breaker.

Chesterville’s 2013 Ice Breaker Carnival Queen, Patricia Barlow (left) received her sash and tiara Maureen VanderVeen (left) won the pie-baking contest from last year’s Queen, Charlie Lannin. at this year’s Carnival. Angie Beattie had best chili.

‘BENEFITS WITH FRIENDS’ Nothing lights up eastern Ontario more than Upper Canada Village’s spectacular Alight at Night Winter Light Festival. Entering its 13th year, this established family tradition has delighted well over a half million guests from our local communities, our region and travellers from points around the world. This past season, Alight at Night welcomed just under 30,000 excited guests to stroll through our Village with nearly one million lights adorning historic buildings, fences and trees, or to ride our miniature train through a snow covered park. Alight at Night continues to dramatically increase consumer traffic for our surrounding businesses. This six week event generates an economic impact of over $3.3 million dollars annually in our local communities. For many, this translates into increased retail spending, overnight accommodations, fuel, gift shopping, restaurant visits and beverage sales. The partnership between the Commission and our communities continues to strengthen and grow each year, producing benefits with friends!

Alma Brownlee turns 100 years young

Friends and family of Alma Brownlee, who until recently lived at the Garden Villa Retirement Residence, gathered for her 100th birthday back at the Chesterville institution on Feb. 7. Daughter-in-law Louise Brownlee (right) and one of her five children (at left) look at the cake in her honour. The daughter of a Free Methodist minister, Alma Brownlee (nee Bowen) was born in 1913 in Brockville. In 1938, she married Mansel Brownlee, forreman at Chesterville’s Nestlé plant, two years after she graduated nursing school in Ottawa. A devout Christian, the 75year resident of Chesterville moved into Dundas Manor in Winchester just last year. She attributed her longevity to remaining active. “I am 100 but you’ve got to keep moving,” Brownlee told The Record. “You can’t go sit down in life.”

For the past 12 years, Upper Canada Village has boosted the Cornwall economy by offering their 6-week Alight at Night winter program and most recently, with Pumpkinferno. The Best Western Cornwall created overnight guest packages to align with this event that have been very successful. We applaud the efforts of the St. Lawrence Parks staff to continue developing opportunities to bring more visitors into our area more often. We all win!” ~Paul Lefebvre

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Don’t trash that dress — give it to House of Lazarus Local charity hosts first bridal show Lois Ann Baker Record Staff MOUNTAIN — Everything about a wedding is expensive. The catering, the venue, the invitations and all those other expenses that crop up in order for a bride and groom to have the perfect day. And probably the most important item on that list is the bride’s dress. The most important and, in some cases, the most expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While the House of Lazarus usually has one or two previously enjoyed wedding gowns in stock, this year they have a great selection, thanks to the generous donation of overstocked gowns from Bridals of Winchester. For the first time, the House of Lazarus held a Bridal Show and sale to showcase the gowns. The show included wedding gowns, mother-of-the-bride gowns, prom dresses and various accessories. “It was wonderful,” said Elaine Madore of the House of Lazarus. “We had no expectations because we weren’t sure what it was going to be.” Madore said the response from the people who came to the show and sale held on Jan.31 was very positive. “The girls were very excited to try on the dresses,” she said. Madore said there were about 40 people who attended the event. “It was wonderful for our first. There was a lot of interest,” she said and added that they

Above, the models in the HOL bridal show, from left, Tori, Sydney, Tia, Cashelle and Katie. At left: racks of dresses donated by Bridals of Winchester, which were featured in the Jan. 31 show. Courtesy photos were hoping some of those bride-to-be’s that were there will be returning to try on more gowns and perhaps to make their purchases there. Madore said they sold around 20 of the gowns they had, and still have a good selection left. Buying a wedding dress from places like the House of Lazarus offers a good alternative to buying from a brand name store as it gives the same quality of gowns at a much lower price and helps out the community by supporting the store. Even the gowns that have been previously worn and donated by members of the community are a good choice for the budget conscious bride as they are in pristine shape and only worn once. As for brides out there who have already purchased their gown and not sure what to do with them after their big day, consider donating them to a place like the House of Lazarus to make another bride feel beautiful on her big day.

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Hand in glove Wearing gloves adds a certain touch of distinction to the bride’s outfit. The length of the gloves usually depends on the length of the sleeves and the style of the gown. Some gloves are designed to complement a particular gown, using the same fabric and ornamentation as the bridal dress. If the bride wishes to wear the gloves all evening, she might opt for a fingerless style. With these gloves, there is no need to remove the gloves to slip on the wedding

band. If she chooses the traditional gloves, it is customary to remove the gloves as soon as the wedding band is put on her finger. Either way, the gloves chosen should complement the dress. Look for just the right pair for your bridal gown. Try the whole outfit on to be certain it all works well together. Wearing gloves may be traditional, but it is still in vogue because it can’t help but add a certain touch of class to the bride’s outfit on her special day.

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Local firms partner on wedding services Terrace Green, Winchelsea Events Pamela Pearson Special to The Record WINCHESTER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Winchelsea Events and Terrace Green Bed and Breakfast, both located just outside Winchester, have created a hospitality marriage, of sorts, to offer engaged couples in the planning of the big day. From charming accommodations and high-quality food presented in a historic dining room to beautiful landscapes that will provide a backdrop for unlimited photographic opportunities, lovebirds wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any hard decisions to make. Especially when 15-year hospitality veteran Laura Fletcher, owner of Winchelsea Events, has partnered with Annette Angus, a certified bridal consultant and owner of Terrace Green Bed and Breakfast, to relieve bridal parties of some of the, average 250 hours wedding

Terrace Green Bed and Breakfast proprietor Annette Angus, at her South Dundas Trade Show booth in 2011.


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Local marriage commissioners offer customized ceremonies, sites Lois Ann Baker Record Staff STORMONT & DUNDAS COUNTIES — Did you ever think about getting married on a beach? How about at your favourite place in a park, or your parent’s backyard? There was a time when those dreams would never happen. Your choices were either in a church or a stuffy office presided over by a justice of the peace during office hours. But now, thanks to legislation passed in 2005, cities and townships around Ontario can employ marriage commissioners to perform a civil ceremony. South Stormont recently passed a bylaw to hire retired City of Cornwall Clerk Denise LabelleGelinas to fill that position. South Dundas Clerk Brenda Brunt and North Dundas Clerk Jo-Anne McCaslin have been offering that service for awhile. So now that wedding on an Eastern Ontario beach can become a reality. The first step towards any wedding ceremony is the license which can be bought in Cornwall, South Dundas or North Dundas. (South Stormont does not yet offer this service.) After that, you can contact any of the marriage commissioners to arrange for your custom ceremony. The advantages of using a marriage commissioner is that the ceremony can be tailored to your needs. While all three townships offer a list of ceremonies

South Dundas Clerk Brenda Brunt, one of three local marriage commissioners operating in the immediate area. Couples may use the services of a marriage commissioner to tie the knot, instead of a preacher, judge or justice of the peace. They’re empowered to perform marriages anywhere in Ontario. and there are certain legal requirements to fulfill, the actual ceremony can be customized to your wishes. “I customize the ceremony for them,” said Labelle-Gelinas. “It’s your wedding, do what you want. It’s a civil wedding, so there are legal obligations insofar as there are declarations there is nothing infringing on them being legally married. But in between all of that, you can work it out with the couple. I offer the couple the opportunity to write their own vows.” Both Brunt and LabelleGelinas agree that

performing the ceremonies is a great experience for them. “It’s a fun thing because the people are happy,” said Labelle-Gelinas “It’s generally easy to deal with couples who are looking to be married because they don’t really know what needs to happen. We’re kind of like a wedding planner. It’s exciting.” Brunt agreed that it was a fun part of her job and dealing with people about to be married was much better than dealing with people who were complaining about their property taxes. If you are looking at using a marriage commissioner it’s best to book them as far in advance as possible, especially for a summer wedding as it is not unusual for these ladies to have three or four ceremonies in a day. However as Brunt pointed out, you can be married on the same day you buy the license. She added she actually did perform a ceremony in Council Chambers for a couple who just purchased the license and decided not to wait any longer. Although it has not happened yet for LabelleGelinas, commissioners can refuse to marry couples. “I cannot refuse anyone because of their sex. I can refuse to marry someone whom I believe may have issues going on, or if I’m not totally comfortable with it,” she said. “I don’t have to marry anybody. I can

choose who I wish to marry, but I can’t refuse them based on sex. And I wouldn’t do that.” Both Brunt and Labelle-

Gelinas are allowed to perform ceremonies anywhere in Ontario and Brunt said that sometimes if she is booked, she can recommend either LabelleGelinas or McCaslin to perform the ceremony instead. And while the Township of North Stormont does not have their own marriage

commissioner, residents of that municipality “borrow” the service from the surrounding townships. The commissioners not only perform the marriage ceremonies, but have also been involved in renewal ceremonies for those wishing to renew wedding vows.

The bonds that tie As mother and sister weave the silk laces of this bride’s dress, a wedding PJ Pearson Photo not only signifies the joining of two but of many.

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Eco-friendly is eco-chic Pamela Pearson Special to The Record Creating a wedding that isn’t wasteful or polluting is appealing to more couples. The number of earth-friendly products and services is growing, giving a bride and groom a range of options. For the bride, one of the most important wedding choices will be her wedding dress. No matter what the budget, the wedding gown industry is offering more and more conscientious fashion options. An eco-friendly choice and less expensive option could be to buy vintage, rent, or wear your mother’s dress. Purchase a onceworn or sample gown. Many dress shops will have sample sales, but there are also volunteer-run organizations that collect new and used wedding dresses and donates all or most of the profits to charities. Rings represent the symbol of unbroken love. Buy jewellry made from recycled precious metals and stones and don’t forget

the possibility of transforming vintage pieces into radiantly recycled classics. If using traditional paper invitations, visit any papery to discover beautiful wedding stationery made of recycled paper and note on the invitations that guest are to RSVP by email. Host a 100-kilometre wedding — where everything is sourced from within 100-kilometres of the nuptials. Provide ecofriendly wedding favours such as small trees, seeds, bulbs or plants, or speak to a local artisan about creating a small piece of artwork such as a location sketch of the wedding with some splashes of colour added to each one. Register for energyefficient appliances, platters made of reclaimed wood, organic towels, or items for growing your own vegetable garden. You not only reduce waste but also avoid ending up with three toasters and two coffee makers. Book a local venue by searching for a site that doesn’t require you or your

guests to travel long distances. There are more than likely plenty of places available, so ask around. Plan the ceremony close to or in the same venue as your reception. Make sure your vendors are local too, so that your three-piece band, for instance, isn’t trekking from Montreal or Toronto. Plan a 100-kilometre menu. This region offers some great local wineries and breweries, so take advantage of the taste and tours that many offer. Ask your baker to incorporate organic ingredients into your wedding cake, and ensure that the food you serve is produced locally and consider donating leftover food rather than throwing it out. Simplicity is the key to an eco-friendly and ecochic wedding. From location to decor and invitations, there are many eco-friendly choices to make the wedding day a memorable one and save not only resources, but cash, too.

Pamela Pearson Special to The Record EMBRUN — If you’re looking to get ready for your wedding, start with spa treatments at least a month ahead. If you are looking at permanent hair removal laser as an option, that is something that should be put in the wedding schedule at least six months before the big day — and this just isn’t for the bride but the groom as well. Hair has pigment called melanin that gives it colour and laser works on the colour of hair and on its thickness. An ideal candidate is one who has thick, dark hair and the number of treatments, usually six to eight, is dependent upon that. For fine white and grey hair, Bay Street Spa and Salon owner Michelle St. Pierre recommends electrolysis or waxing. The Embrun-based salon and spa offers the laser service using the LightSheer machine, the most recognized in Canada by professionals, according to St. Pierre. “Short-term side effects are possible and minimal but have lifetime benefits.” According to St. Pierre, who has been an electrologist and esthetician for 17 years, the procedure is not overly painful, but again

dependent upon client tolerance. The heat of the laser is injected into the root, and that is what the client feels — the heat. Applying a numbing cream like Emla, can reduce some of the discomfort. With many wedding dress styles being strapless, the spa does offer an underarm package for $299, but also offers bikini, back, neckline and chin areas for men, as well as ear and nose hair removal. St. Pierre recommends that clients start the treatments in the fall and go over the winter, as the colour of the skin changes over the summer with tanning, which can affect the results. To prepare for treatments, St. Pierre says there is very little maintenance but they should shave before arriving. With nine treatment rooms and 10 staff, bridal parties will be well treated in both spa and salon areas of Bay Street. Brides, who have more than likely been picturing this day in the head since childhood, want everything to be perfect and to make that dream come true — including great skin, nails and hair. Many are returning clients to Bay Street and so are lucky enough to have a hairstylist they trust completely. But

some don’t and so creating the dream ‘do’ will require some research and trials. Although Bay Street does not have a portfolio of its work over its 15-year presence, St. Pierre says wordof-mouth has been part of their success. If requested, a makeup artist can be brought on-site and with multiple staff the team “Offer a relaxing place for the bride and groom to come, away from the chaos of the wedding day.” states St. Pierre. “It helps if the bride has done some research and provides some pictures of what it is she wants, as well as dress samples to get the colour pallet correct. Most importantly is to wear a button down shirt so the shirt does not go over the head hurting the hairstyle and makeup.” A day at the spa would be a great gift from the bride’s friends and family, but whether it is planning for hair removal or hair extensions, no bride or groom should be stressed on their wedding day, so preplanning a day, or days, at the spa and salon should be added to the calendar, starting from the engagement long before the wedding. Visit Bay Street Salon and Spa at

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CONGRATULATIONS Satin and lace lingerie make you even more beautiful Designed to conceal and hug the body at the same time, the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s undergarments should flatter her silhouette, highlight certain parts of her body, and above all, be chosen with great care. On this important day, they need to be new, well fitted, appropriate for the circumstance and suitable for the dress. They should also be extremely well made of fine and delicate fabric thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enhanced with lace.

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The undergarments that accompany a brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dress are almost always white, but for practical reasons, it might be preferable to choose pieces in subtle pastel shades. Colour can also be used to add a playful and seductive touch, but should not contrast with the overall look. The style of undergarments you choose will most likely depend on the style of your dress. A corset, which eliminates

any figure imperfections, makes a great choice for a tight-fitting bodice. For a princess dress, an â&#x20AC;&#x153;invisibleâ&#x20AC;? silk or satin bra will not leave any tell-tale marks. A lace or silk body suit will invisibly keep the impeccable line of a moulded sheath dress and will work wonderfully with a plunging neckline. On the other hand, a frilly dress can be accompanied by virtually any type of undergarments, provided they remain invisible. Last but not least, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to select items that are comfortable. You want your smile to be naturally beautiful, not forced!








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It all begins with a ring Wedding bands symbolize eternal love from Pommier Jewellers A couple officially begins their life together as husband and wife when they exchange wedding bands during the wedding ceremony. In effect, these rings seal their union for life. In the past, it was customary for the groom to select the bride’s wedding band and surprise her with it on the day of the wedding. Over the years, however, this custom has changed and today many couples-to-be prefer to choose their wedding bands together. The main advantage of this approach is, of course, that both the bride and groom will be happy with the type of ring chosen. Since the bride will wear her wedding band on the same finger as her engagement ring, the two must naturally complement each other in terms of shape, style and colour. To make things easier for the couple, engagement rings and wedding bands are often sold in matching sets. The typical engagement ring features one or more diamonds. This custom goes back to the year 1477 when Archduke Maximilian of Austria offered a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy. But it was the ancient Egyptians who first started wearing wedding bands. They chose the third finger on the left hand because they believed the vein on this finger led directly to the heart. A diamond is an eternal gauge of one’s love, and as

Wedding bands are much more than a simple piece of jewellery; they are a symbol of eternal love. a result, should be of exceptional quality. To be resplendent with beauty, it must be created according to strict standards regarding its colour, purity and proportions. A good jeweller will provide a certificate of authenticity to guarantee that the diamond has been expertly processed from its original rough state until its final form as a finely-

crafted stone. When it comes to diamonds of over one carat, large jewellers can also provide sealed international certificates on microfilm that contain detailed information about the diamond. Couples-to-be who are shopping for wedding rings should also consider having their first names and wedding date engraved on the inside of their rings.

Lois Ann Baker Record Staff CORNWALL — While the stress of wedding planning usually falls on the bride, we often forget how much stress the groom must undergo before it even gets to that point. After all, it all starts with the ring, and the ring must be perfect. What better place to start the search for that ring than at a business that has been part of the Cornwall landscape for over 70 years, Pommier Jewellers. Following a family tradition that dates back to 1879, Armand Pommier opened up a jewellry shop on Montreal Road in 1937. His son Georges, opened his own shop in 1952 and in 1986 the jewellery store settled at its present location on Second St. Now run by André Pommier, the store is just finishing renovations and is ready to welcome new and returning customers with the same quality and service that it has for years. André became an awardwinning Canadian designer goldsmith after completing his education at George Brown College and offers custom-designed jewellery as an option for that perfect piece of jewellery. If you are looking for something more traditional,

or don’t have the time to wait for a custom piece, Pommier has a large selection of Canadian Maple Leaf diamond rings. Proudly Canadian, Pommier specializes in products extracted solely

Proudly Canadian, Pommier specializes in products extracted solely from Canadian mines and complemented with the Maple Leaf diamonds. from Canadian mines and complemented with the Maple Leaf diamonds. When shopping for that perfect ring, there are a few things to ask yourself. What kind of cut should the diamond be? Depending on the shape of the bride-tobe’s hand, you might choose a marquise or an emerald cut. The most

popular shape is a well-cut round brilliant diamond because it produces the greatest sparkle. How about the setting itself? Should it be with soft curves or accepted with baguettes? Of course when choosing a diamond, other things to keep in mind are colour, clarity and carat weight. That’s where you can rely on Pommier staff to guide you in your purchase. The common guideline for pricing your ring is two months salary, but remember to shop within your budget. Other services that Pommier offers includes off-hour appointments. Recognizing that we all lead busy lives, Pommier can arrange for a private appointment after hours to shop for that special piece of jewellery. The store also offers appraisals and watch repairs and will deliver to you if necessary. Old jewellery that might be in need of repair can be brought to the experts at Pommier for repairs or even perhaps a trade. One step through the doors of the shop on Second Street will prove why Pommier Jewellers is indeed a first-class jewellery store.

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Second Generation Cake Design sees recent popularity growth MOUNTAIN— Six years ago, Carrie Sheldrick decided to pick up on a business idea that her mom had made successful when she was growing up: cake design. In those six years she has seen her business grow to the point where she now is undergoing renovations for a new kitchen to better serve her customers. Unlike other cake designers, everything that Sheldrick has learned came from her mother, Marie-Anne, who Sheldrick says has easily been her biggest influence. “Just watching her and her passion for baking made me want to do it. I inherited the talent from her.” Her passions and talents have helped Second Generation Cake Design grow to the point where Sheldrick says business now comes to her. In response to that she is in the midst of a kitchen renovation, to her shop just outside of Mountain. She is installing a new fridge, stove and work area, but needs to wait until the spring to finish the project. She remains open during her


renovations, working out of her own kitchen and is currently promoting Valentines Day cupcakes. Sheldrick also plans on having a big opening to invite people out to look at the renovation and some new products. But the business has not always been so popular. Sheldrick remembers what it was like when she first started. “The growth of the business was actually very slow at first, but in the last two years it has gone crazy and doubled in the last year. People find me and I am doing a lot of shows, which I think helps.“ Sheldrick does local shows, like recently at the Mountain Carnival, but also makes a point to get to larger baking shows to search for new ideas. “In 2012 I went to the Baking and Sweets show in Toronto. It was a great experience to meet people and see some creations.” As for her own creations, Sheldrick says she specializes in birthday and wedding cakes. The most popular flavours have been chocolate and carrot cake. “I think what makes my cakes popular is


my butter cream icing. It is not overly sweet, but rather a nice, rich flavour.” Another big hit has been her bacon rose cupcakes. “I was looking for a different idea and bacon and maple have been mixed for years. I just put my own twist on it.” In terms of wedding cakes, since wedding season is approaching, Sheldrick offers this advice to couples. “Come in and see some different ideas. Bring in your invitation and colour selection to develop the colours for your cake. Also try to do taste testing when possible.” Sheldrick offers a wide range of products including gluten-free cakes and cupcakes. She also has a customer appreciation program that gives customers a free half dozen cupcakes after their 10th purchase. “I love what I do and for me, it is all about having fun more than work.” For more information on products, contract Sheldrick at or by phone at 613-969-3905.


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2013 wedding colours Pamela Pearson Special to The Record Almost as long as there have been bridal gowns, white or ivory have been the colours of choice for firsttime brides. These light hues are supposed to represent the purity and innocence of the bride. Although a few bridesto-be choose to forego wedding white for something a bit more flashy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like pink or yellow gowns â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a popular trend today is to wear gowns with accents of black or other deep colours to add dimension to the white canvas. For 2013 the most trendy colour is a soft mint green. But combining colours is also hitting the bridal magazines as a trend of 2013 and include pink and black, yellow and mint, yellow and black, blue, brown and orange, black and white, orange and pink, brown and pink, brown and light pink, the list goes on. Each colour, as in each flower, can have special meaning. Mint green, for instance, symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility, and is commonly associated with money.

Match that with the black of the tuxedo of the groomsmen and it will add a formal, regal look to a wedding. If pastels aren't your thing, darker colour embellishments can add more drama. Another advantage is that dark colours can call out pattern or adornments not easily seen on a white-on-

white gown. Orange, for instance, which represents happiness, creativity and determination, against the white backdrop of the gown, will show well in photographs. The many shades of purple: lavenders, plums, mauves, lilacs and orchids, have been described as passionate and royal colours. Accent with this shade of this colour and the couples passion for each other will

show from the wedding invitations to the bridal party gifts. But brides beware, too much embellishment will overwhelm the gown and the person wearing it, so minimal adornment is best, such as enhancements to appliques on the bodice or the train of the gown or tying a bow or sash around the waist to add the slash of colour. Another way to spice up

the colour of the wedding day ensemble is to go vintage. Add a 1920s beaded purse or headpieces or invest in a colourful pair of lush lace covered platform heels of the 1970s. There are myriad options with both subtle and more overt colours to choose from so have fun with the colour palette chosen, just don't go overboard and drown in it.









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Landscapes to orchids - each is as unique as the bride Pamela Pearson Special to The Record RUSSELL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stunning custom-designed bouquets, flower arrangements and landscape design for weddings is available at Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beyond the House Floral and Garden Design Centre. Owner and landscape designer Cindy Cluett and floral designer Heidi Oeschger offer a full service from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;concept to competitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; philosophy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We sit down at the beginning and create a custom consultation with each client so that all understand what is needed

and wanted.â&#x20AC;? states Cluett. Oeschger, who has been in the business of creating unique arrangements with an European flare for 20 years, offers tips to brides and grooms regarding floral arrangements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come prepared with what you see as your wedding bouquet and what you want to be surrounded with â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as what your budget is.â&#x20AC;? Beyond the House does not offer package deals, as every bride is unique, as the flowers should be and cost is dependent upon choice. Another good tip is to supply samples of the dresses, including the

wedding gown, so that colour palletes match. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Certain flower colours donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go with white or cream, so it is important to match the tones. It makes it more appealing to look at and not have a colour stand out awkwardly.â&#x20AC;? She also states that to keep costs down, choosing flowers that are seasonal to the event is an option, as they are readily available. Some of the current trends, Oeschger says, include orchids and calla lilies tied in a posie style bouquet, instead of the traditional flowing one of carnations and freesia and

noted that fresh flowers are best for appearance and atmosphere. Beyond the House does not offer flower preservation or silk flowers, but can provide information on the topic. The store can also provide custom workshops to bridal parties where they provide the material and cut step-bystep instruction by Oeschger, who is an award-winning floral designer. Â â&#x20AC;&#x153;Clients can learn how to recognize the freshest flowers, how to care for them, and how to create a beautiful flower arrangement,â&#x20AC;? which both

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Bon appétit — the The flower girl: a miniature bride! wedding meal and how to serve it well Weddings are a celebration wherein guests look forward to the reception as much as the actual ceremony, and the food served at the wedding is often hotly anticipated. Wedding receptions feature a bevy of different foods to tempt the palates of those in attendance. From appetizers served during the cocktail hour to the last crumb of cake, food plays a big role in a wedding reception. Choosing foods for a reception can take a little forethought, especially when the wedding party is especially large. The following are a few suggestions to ensure most guests are happy with the menu selections. The first rule of thumb is variety. As much as budget allows, give guests the choice over what they dine on. During the cocktail hour — if there is one — couples can play with many different tastes and offerings. For those who want to be creative, this is the time to do so. Exotic flavours can be served alongside more traditional offerings that guests recognize. For example, offer Asian fusion appetizers that may have spice alongside more traditional items, like miniature quiches. During the main course of the meal, give guests a few options. Most catering facilities will offer suggestions in their meal packages. Couples can typically choose to offer a meat dish, a poultry and a seafood. This caters to a wide variety of diners. It is important for couples to recognize that many people have food allergies or are on restricted diets. While it may not be possible to provide for everyone's specific requirements, it is possible to make some accommodations. First, ask the catering manager how his company provides for guests who are vegetarians or vegans. Ensure that the meal will not be simply a bunch of garnishes and vegetable side dishes lumped together. In addition, couples should recognize that many

Feeding the guests

A sit-down dinner or buffet? It depends on the atmosphere the bride and groom are looking for. A buffet will offer a more relaxed atmosphere whereas a sit down served is a more formal. people have now adopted gluten-free lifestyles. More and more restaurants and establishments have expanded their offerings to include gluten-free items, so it is important for the bride and groom to confirm. People who are diabetic and must limit their consumption of sugars and carbohydrates may appreciate a selection of sugar-free desserts or lower carbohydrate foods. When couples focus on meeting the needs of their guests, it shows they have put in the effort to make everyone feel welcome and comfortable at the wedding. Couples who have the environment in mind can choose to serve organic foods and look to catering facilities that purchase foods from local vendors and farms. If a banquet hall does not make such concessions, ask if specialty items that benefit organic and local food producers can be brought in. Some caterers will be happy to make the change, but it will likely affect the cost of the wed-

ding package to do so. Food and drink will be some of the most costly portions of a wedding, and couples who are interested in keeping costs down can still offer quality foods if they make some changes. Varying the time of day that the wedding is held can enable a brunch or luncheon wedding to take place. These foods are often less expensive and labourintensive to prepare, and therefore the cost savings are passed down to the bride and groom. Some couples opt for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvreonly reception — which should clearly be indicated on the invitation so that guests can plan accordingly. An informal wedding may feature only a selection of desserts and specialty liquors. This may be the least expensive option. Food is an important factor at a wedding and it is in a couple's best interest to ensure that the food served is tasty, full of variety and acceptable to the majority of the guests who will be attending the reception.

Even though the bride’s gown must always have a strong influence on the flower girl’s outfit, designers make a real effort to allow these little girls plenty of freedom in their movements while giving them all the pleasure of being a princess for the day. It is true, of course, that children’s fashions are often modelled after those of adults. The younger members of the bridal procession are no exception to this rule. Many details, such as the cut and the fabrics, are borrowed from the bride’s apparel. This said, however, many elements of the flower girl’s dress are often drawn from fantasy, making it very “little girlish”. This is why two styles of dress compete for the flower girl’s favour: the dress with a low waistline highlighted by a wide silk sash and the frothy dress with straps and flowery patterns. To allow children younger than seven to be comfortable and more likely to keep their dresses on for longer than an hour or so, crinolines and stiff fabrics have been discarded.

Dresses made from satin elastiss or white cotton covered with organza are very popular, while polyester fabrics are gaining ground. These fabrics are resistant, don’t crease and dry quickly...

perfect for a frolic after the ceremony! The bride-to-be would probably benefit from a visit to a dress studio where a dress can be custom made for the little girl in the same fabric as the bridal gown. Indeed, the appearance of the bridal procession will be beautifully enhanced if the flower girl’s outfit resembles that of the bride, with the exception of the lace.

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Write your own wedding vows A wedding is a once-ina-lifetime event for many couples, so brides and grooms wish for the event to be momentous and memorable. As such, couples are increasingly integrating personal nuances into their ceremonies and receptions to tailor weddings to their unique visions. The desire to include personalized wedding vows continues to be a popular trend. If you are considering personalized wedding vows, first realize that it may not be a simple task. That's because you want the message conveyed to be dear to your heart, and that can be challenging when faced with the pressures and planning of the rest of the wedding. Schedule time to write Given the task of writing your vows needs your undivided attention. Mark it in on your calendar or set a reminder on your computer just as you would any other

appointment. Ceremonial guidelines It is best to check with your officiant and confirm that personalized wedding vows are allowed. During civil ceremonies it's often acceptable to customize vows as you see fit. However, during religious ceremonies there may be lines of scripture that need to be read or certain passages required. Before you spend hours working on the task, be sure that it is allowed and that your spouse and you are on the same page. Jot down your feelings. Answer some questions about what marriage means to you and how you feel about your spouse. Think about what is the most important thing you want to promise to your future partner. Decide on a tone Although the day is based on love and affection, you may not feel comfortable speaking words of adoration in front of friends and

family so tap into humour if it aligns with the way you normally express your affections. Practise out loud Put everything together and practise them by reading out loud. You want to avoid long sentences or anything that trips you up. Although large words may

sound impressive, they could make the vows seem too academic and not necessarily heartfelt. Enlist the help of a friend or two to act as your audience to see if the vows sound good and are easily understandable. Writing your own vows can be a way to include per-

sonal expressions of love into a couple's wedding day. Public speaking is seldom easy, nor is finding the perfect words to convey feelings about a future spouse. However, with some practice and inspiration, anyone can draft personalized vows.

Destination weddings and guests Weddings are typically expensive affairs. Couples may be willing to go the extra mile and stretch their finances for their big day, but what about their guests? Couples ask much of their out-of-town wedding guests, who must arrange for travel and lodging and possibly even childcare if they are bringing young children. Because travelling to a wedding can be such a costly expenditure, many couples look for ways to alleviate some of the financial pressure that this travel

places on their guests. The following are a few ways couples can do just that. Find an airport-friendly wedding destination. Couples who can get married within a short distance of a major airport can save their guests a significant amount of money. A major airport has more flights, and that can translate to more options and more affordable flights for your guests. In addition, a wedding destination that is close to an airport reduces the chance that guests will have to pay for rental cars. A cab

ride to the hotel might be less expensive than a rental car, which guests may not need aside from getting to and from the airport. Inquire about group airline rates. If a large number of your wedding guests will be travelling from the same city, contact the major airlines to see if they offer group travel discounts. Many airlines do, so comparison shop to find your guests the best deal. Consider a longer engagement. A longer engagement can save your

guests money on travel. Couples who choose to have a longer engagement and send save-the-date cards out early are giving their guests more time to book flights and find deals. Flights tend to be less expensive when booked well in advance, so a longer engagement gives guests more time to find a flight that's affordable. In addition, travellers who can book early often get the first crack at the best flight times, saving themselves the nuisance of taking a red-eye flight or travelling early in the morning.










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Modern cakes create new traditions A tiered wedding cake is often a fitting conclusion to a wedding reception. Today's brides and grooms are experimenting with cake flavors and designs so their cake is a unique representation of their persona as a couple. It's no longer necessary to stick with a white cake with buttercream frosting for your wedding day. Think about exploring

other flavor and filling combinations that will tempt the guests' taste buds. For those who can't settle on just one flavor, how about having a different flavor for each layer? Couples getting married in the fall may want to think about a spice cake that evokes the feelings of sipping a mug of spiced cider. Cream cheese frosting is often a pairing with spice

cake, or think about a layer of caramel that will make it taste like you're enjoying a candied Halloween apple. A hummingbird cake may fit the bill for a spring wedding. This is made with mashed bananas, pineapples and chopped pecans. This cake is perfect when paired with cream cheese frosting. Yellow or white cake are universal favorites for weddings. Some pizzazz can be

added through the use of creative fillings. Consider something citrusy and summery for a summer wedding. Raspberry preserves or lemon curd are tart and sweet. For a tropical flair, mangoes or passion fruit can be mixed with touches of coconut. A winter wedding can be accented with rich flavors, like a decadent chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache and black cherries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in a black forest style.

Those toasting to the good life may want an almond cake enhanced with some fine liqueur and simple chocolate buttercream. Couples should sit down with their baker and sample a number of flavor combinations to determine a recipe that works for them. Pastry companies also may be able to develop a cake that encompasses a couple's favorite flavors or symbolizes a special moment in their lives. A Boston Cream Pieinspired cake may liven up the wedding of a couple

Children at weddings: a survival guide

Sweetness of summer The strawberries

and whipped cream of an angelfood cake gave the guest a taste of summer at this January wedding. PJ Pearson Photo

For all those brides and grooms who are already parents, the idea of inviting very young children to their wedding can be something of a headache, even moreso when all the children get together on the big day. With all the excitement, the situation can quickly get out of control, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t panic because there are solutions! This situation can be tackled in two different ways. On the one hand you could choose the option of organizing a separate party for the younger generation, with a different menu and special entertainment and activities. This option however calls for a

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who became engaged in Boston. Maybe a cannoli cream filled cake will usher in memories of a trip to Italy. Kids at heart can enjoy candy confection cakes filled with gooey chocolate, nuts and marshmallows. Whatever the case, couples can use their cake as a centerpiece that wows the sense of taste as well as vision. Consider displaying this culinary masterpiece on a table with the seating cards placed around it so that it can be enjoyed the entire night.

good deal of planning, a generous budget and a certain amount of preparation. But if this scenario appeals to you, why not ask someone you have confidence in to become an animator for the occasion? If you decide to go this route it would be preferable to reserve an area dedicated to all the children and to hire a magician. This surprise is a guaranteed success with children. You could also organize things in a completely different way and integrate the children into the celebrations. Children need to feel they are useful, to feel they are part of the grown-up world. To do this, they could give a helping hand when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to serve the cocktails or the wine. Once the dancing has started, they could be given the task of going around the tables asking the guests to write down their favorite songs on a piece of paper which the children would then give to the DJ. In other words, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need much imagination for them to be very helpful.

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A successful outdoor wedding Dates between May and October are generally the most popular for couples wishing to get married. These months promise better chances of a beautiful, sunny afternoon. That is ever more important when planning an outdoor wedding, where Mother Nature always brings a touch of magic, whether it is by the ocean, near a lake, or in a pretty flower garden. The biggest challenge in organizing an outdoor wedding is the unpredictability of the elements. This is why it is so important to have a Plan B in case of bad weather. Because of this, you will

not only have to choose the right location, you will also have to coordinate all the necessary logistics in order for your reception to be a success. Go ahead and choose a site for exchanging your vows that has special significance for you both. Just bear in mind that your guests wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be packed into a small space, nor will they want to be stranded miles from the nearest bathroom. Remember that a tent for the caterers will be necessary, as is access to electrical outlets for the chefs and the D.J. If you are planning on

renting a wedding tent, be sure to calculate the number of square feet required for your guests to be comfortable. Some outdoor establishments also require that the couple purchase a liquor license. If that is the case, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait until the last minute to send in your application. The dress code should be specified on the invitations so that your guests will know what to expect. Once your outdoor wedding has been carefully orchestrated, all youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to do is pray fervently for blue skies and beautiful sunshine on your big day.

Outdoor weddings always have a touch of magic, whether theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re held at the shore, in a field, or in a pretty backyard.

What do I do? Maid of honour and best man duties Someone close to you has asked you to be their best man or maid of honour, a role you have happily accepted. But what exactly does this entail? The maid or matron of honour gives a short speech during the reception and offers practical and emotional support to the bride throughout the planning and organization of the wedding. She also takes care of a wide range of small but important details: helping with the invitations and shopping for

The role of the best man and the maid of honour is to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

the dress and the brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bouquet, and dealing with last minute surprises. In other words, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a busy time for the maid of honour as well as for the bride. The role of a best man is virtually identical. On the big day, he helps the groom dress and accompanies him to the ceremony. Most importantly, he holds the wedding bands. Like any good host, he is the first to arrive at the reception hall in order to welcome the newly married couple. He makes the first toast of the

evening and dances with the bride as well as her mother and the mother of the groom. Of course, the maid of honour is traditionally in charge of organizing the hen or bachelorette party, and the groom organizes the stag party. One innovative idea for a hen party is to organize a relaxing day at a spa to relieve accumulated stress, followed by a gourmet meal and an evening at a nightclub. For the men, the groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

interests are a good indication for a suitable bachelor party: if he loves playing golf and going to the casino, then an afternoon on the golf course followed by an evening on a floating casino is a brilliant plan. In short, the privileged role of the maid of honour and of the best man is to ensure that everything runs smoothly, before and during the wedding. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget that if you have been invited to fill one of these key roles, it is because you are trusted. And that is an honour in itself!



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Deciding on your flower arrangements can be a challenge, but with webbased organizers ideas can be sent from the dress designer to the floral designer. PJ Pearson Photo

Wedding tech online â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pin It, Share It, Like It something catches your fancy, simply hit the Pin It button to save the image and link. Pins are organized into personalized boards and sub-boards, which are named and categorized by you to capture photos and links. Another popular webbased organizer Evernote provides a base to save your ideas, things you like, hear and see from vintage wedding dresses to pumpkin centrepieces. Items can be tagged, printed or even have handwritten text placed inside images. If looking for a more wedding-specific online organizer, try The Knot or My Wedding Workbook Pro. Both have a multitude of checklists to help get done what needs to be done before the big day from designing a virtual seating

chart to having an RSVP space. A couple can also make their own wedding website that will allow for information to be accessible at anytime. For Apple-based products, apps like Wedding Planner for iPad gives the ability to take a quick look at your to-do and guest lists, has a budget planner, and can help with the choosing of colour schemes. The web is a mecca of wedding ideas for both brides and grooms looking for inspiration. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simple way to organize, refer back to and share your favourites with family to florists through Facebook, Twitter, Google Chrome and email, while wading through the thousands of wedding ideas that are out there.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all in the details â&#x20AC;&#x201D; right down to the seating arrangements

often still placed lengthwise at the front of the room. Some kind of backdrop is placed behind the table to frame the bridal couple, the focal point of the evening. And who will sit at the head table? The bride and groom and their relatives: even with reconstituted families, this tradition still remains the norm. However, take care to separate remarried parents with brothers or sisters in order to ensure a smooth flow to the evening.

Pamela Pearson Special to The Record With an average engagement of 16 months, browsing the web for wedding day inspiration can be a daunting task to organize with the thousands of available ideas and styles for flowers and cakes to menu selections, let alone remember where you saw them. But there are web tools out there to help in that task instead of printing off the pictures or writing down on sticky notes what is favoured. Creating an electronic journal of sorts with online programs such as Pinterest â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a virtual pinboard â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will allow you to collect, organize, and revisit things found on the web. Pinterest offers a userfriendly Pin It button, that can be installed on a web toolbar. When an image of

Deciding on the seating arrangements is one of the most complex steps in the planning of a wedding reception. It requires patience, intuition and diplomacy. Who sits where? This depends on etiquette and several other considerations. First of all, the positioning of the tables in the room must be thought of. For example, tables in a U-shape are ideal for a buffet as guests are at liberty to move around their table as they wish. However, for a sit-down affair, the guests are obliged to stay seated for long periods of time. In this case they should always be able to see the bride and groom. For this reason a single rectangular table is becoming very popular, especially for intimate weddings of less than 50 people. Another

variation which can be interesting is an oval table large enough to seat all the guests together. As far as the head table is concerned, etiquette still dictates the configuration of the table plan. In keeping with tradition, this table is


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