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The Creemore


Friday, May 27, 2011 Vol. 11 No. 21

Inside the ECHO

Mediation in Nigeria

Fun on the Fields



John and Shirley Ferris work abroad.

News and views in and around Creemore

Soccer season is back.

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A WEEKEND OF REMINISCENCES Last Sunday’s Avening Reunion was a great success, as this wonderful photo by Russ Talbot illustrates. What we can’t figure out is, with all those great desserts laid out at the front of the Avening Community Centre, how was Russ able to hold the crowd back to capture this scene? For more pictures of this event, as well as the 1,000 alumni-strong SCI 50th Anniversary Reunion that preceded it, see pages 6 and 7.

BOY INJURED IN ATV-TRUCK COLLISION Grey County OPP is continuing to investigate a tragic collision that occurred just after 6 pm on May 19, involving an all-terrain vehicle and a pickup truck near the community of Singhampton. A 9 year-old boy, identified as Jacob Kenwell from Cashtown, was operating an ATV on private property on Grey Highlands Concession 10 just west of Grey Road 31 when he drove onto the roadway and into the path of a pickup truck travelling westbound at that location causing severe damage to both vehicles. Kenwell was immediately rushed to Collingwood General and

Marine Hospital by family members and a short time later he was airlifted to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Police have concluded that the driver of the truck, a 26-year-old man from Mansfield, was driving properly. Neither alcohol or excess speed were factors. Officers have not yet confirmed with certainty whether or not Kenwell was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. He remains in critical condition at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, in a medically induced coma after suffering from a severely broken leg and injuries to his head.

Kenwell is the son of Jesse Kenwell and Diane Montgomery. The Echo spoke to Debbie Rowbotham, Diane’s sister, this week, and was told that the family is spending all their time in Toronto and that they’d appreciate the community’s discretion at this time. “He’s not out of the woods yet,” said Rowbotham. “We’ll keep you posted.” At right is Jacob Kenwell on a recent trip to Florida. (This photo was submitted by his sister Josie, who thought it best reflected her little brother’s playful spirit.) Serving Mulmur & The Creemore Hills for 35 years

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Community Calendar

Submit your community events phone: (705) 466-9906 fax: (705) 466-9908

This Weekend Friday, May 27

• Toonie Lunch from 11:30 am to 1 pm at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 22 Caroline St. W. This will be the last Toonie Lunch until October. Come out and enjoy some soup and time with friends.

Friday, May 27 to August 21

• Stitches Across Time. A unique juried show of contemporary fibre art pieces together with an exhibit of rarely seen textile pieces from the Dufferin County Museum and Archives’ collection. For details on workshops, lecture series and other activities www.  or or 1-877-941-7787. Corner of Airport Rd. and Hwy 89.

Saturday, May 28

• Dunedin Annual Plant & Garage Sale from 8 am to 1 pm. Hall open for plant or yard sale drop-offs on Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Let your junk be our

community treasure. 705-466-5622 or 705-466-3690 for more info. • Creemore Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale. Doors open from 8:30 am to 1 pm at Station on the Green (inside) in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market. All the plants come from our member’s gardens and the Horticultural Park – a large selection of perennials, with a few unusual specimens too. Most are in large pots with big roots. Please bring your own bags or boxes. Cash or cheque only. • Stayner Plant Sale from 9 am until plants are gone at Station Park Gazebo, Main St. Stayner. Call Judy Hutton 705-428-2161. • Join Bryan Davies and learn how to photograph colourful flowers and gardens. We’ll be shooting on location at Vorstermans’ Garden, 113 Mill Street  in Creemore from 9 am to noon. Cost $25, advance

booking required. VISA accepted. 705-466-5775. • Lyrica Chamber Choir presents An American Sampler featuring the complete song cycle Frostiana by Randall Thompson. At 7:30 pm at the Burton Avenue United Church, 37 Burton Avenue, Barrie. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. For more information contact, or 705-722-0271.

Sunday, May 29

• Church Services are on page 5. • Cadet Final Parade at Creemore Arena at 1 pm. • Perennial Party at 3 pm at The Flying Chestnut, 199 Pellisier St, Eugenia. Outdoor BBQ and live bands. The Silver Hearts & the Resolutionists. For more information call 519-924-1809. • Messy Church. Children’s focus, craft and potluck at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 4:30 pm.

Upcoming Events Tuesday, May 31

• The Glory of Spring. Sound Investment Community Choir at 7:30 pm at the New Life Brethren Church 28 Tracey Lane, Collingwood. Come hear our choir and an 11-piece orchestra. Tickets available at Saunders Office Pro, The Crows Nest and at the door. Adults $15, children & students $5.

Wednesday, June 1

• Georgian Triangle Wellness Speaker Series from 7 to 8:30 pm at Collingwood Public Library. Manifesting Wellness: Play. What is play and how do you do it? How does playing impact your energy and wellness? Join Shelley Hannah, Ruth Hitchcock and Gloria Kropf.

Thursday, June 2

• Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic from 2 to 6:30 pm at Angus Arena. • Collingwood Chapter of Recreational Aircraft Association at 7:30 pm at Collingwood Airport with a guest speaker. The RAA is a group of aircraft enthusiast devoted to the building maintenance and flying of light aircraft. Anyone interested in aircraft and flying as a hobby is welcome.

Friday, June 3 & Saturday, June 4

• ‘A Focused Way of Living’. Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin is pleased to hold a second retreat. Friday from 7 to 9:30 pm with speaker Rev. Voo of Barrie & Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm with speaker, Rev. Howes of Stayner. Free refreshments provided with light meals on Friday and Saturday. Contact Blaunshe Ciach: email- blaunshe@sympatico. ca or 705-435-3536. RSVP is requested for food preparation. See page 8 and page 10.

Saturday, June 4

• Clearview Trail Mixer from 8:30 am to 2 pm at New Lowell Park. Come party with over 18 partners at the a fun-filled community event featuring a mixture of activities such as a NVCA Interpretive Canoe Trip, carnival games, face painting, poker run along the Ganaraska, free ‘learn to paddle’ clinics and more! Details on page 6 or at www. • The family of Keith Brett invite you to his 90th Birthday between 1 and 4 pm at Wasaga Beach Unite Church, 380 Zoo Park Road in the east end of the beach. Come join in the celebration. • Mad & Noisy Gallery Opening Reception from 2 to 5 pm. ‘Creemore Hot! Hot! Hot!’Award-winning glass artist, Eleanor Brownridge, 3-D molten-formed glass wall sculpture creations & Kai-Liis McInnes & her whimsical paintings of barn-yard animals and African women. 154 Mill Street. The show continues through June 27. 705-466-5555 or • Hoe-Down at 7 pm at the GNE Fairgrounds, 2220 Fairgrounds Rd. N.  Steak dinner, Silent Auction and some Square Dancing and Line Dancing for beginners and experienced. (Lessons will be given). $20. Tickets available at Stayner Town & Country Store and Smarts Flowers in Collingwood or call Diane at 444-2992 for more info. Hosted by Great Northern Exhibition.

Sunday, June 5

• The family of Tom & June Montgomery invite you to their 60th Wedding Anniversary Come & Go Tea from 2 to 4 pm at Station on the Green. Best wishes only.

Thursday, June 9

• Stayner & District Kinsmen Scotch Nosing and Prime Rib Dinner. Catering by Bart Chapman. Doors open 6 pm, dinner at 7:30 at the Masonic Lodge Stayner. Tickets are $60. For more information contact Theo 705-446-5447. Everyone welcome. Proceeds to Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation. • Clearview Community Policing Committee Monthly Meeting at 7 pm in Clearview Council Chambers, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner. All are welcome to attend. Find us on Facebook by searching Clearview Community Policing Committee.

Friday, June 10

• Creemore Legion’s Friday Night Supper. Beef or Chicken kebabs, various salads, buns & butter and pies for dessert. RSVP by June 7 to 705-466-2202. Adults $12, children $6. This is the last supper until September.

Saturday, June 11

• Horning’s Mills Heritage Day from 11 am. Horse-


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drawn village tours ($10), games, pie auction, signature quilt, history displays & more. BBQ Lunch, Villager’s Potluck Dinner ($10 adults, $5 for schoolage children) at 6 pm, Evening Dance from 7:30 pm ($10 at door). Call Nanci for more details at 519-9250591 or • Pick’n in The Park from 1 to 8 pm. This will be a 7 hour musical event held at Kinsmen (Centennial) Park (Brock Street, Stayner) featuring various artists including Gulleyfest and friends. We will have other fun activities as well as food.  All proceeds to The Door Youth Centre, Clearview. • Margaritas in the Valley with Northern Harbour, the ultimate Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band at Creemore Arena starting at 7 pm. $20 available at Creemore Foodland, Sovereign Restaurant & Creemore Springs. Proceeds to Canadian Paraplegic Association of Ontario. Sponsored by Nitetis Lodge #444.

Sunday, June 12

• Stride to Turn the Tide National Walk with The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Raise awareness and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers. Walk at Sunset Park Collingwood. Registration at 12:30 pm. $10 walk begins at 1 pm. 1 km, 2.5 km & a 5 km hike. For more information contact • Rockin’ Blues Summer Kickoff Party with Chuck Jackson and the All-Stars from 2 to 6 pm at Collingwood Legion. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. Tickets available at Creemore Echo 705-466-9906. For more information contact Collingwood Jazz & Blues Society at or 705-444-4449.

Friday, June 17

• Daisy Of Hope Putting Challenge and Barbecue at the Georgian Manor Resort in Collingwood. $45 per person including dinner. Space is limited. Call 705-444-2586 ext. 21 for more information.

Saturday, June 18

• Creemore Curling Club Charity Golf Day at Duntroon Highlands Golf Course. 4 person scramble registration 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Shotgun start at 1 pm. $100 per person. Entry fees to be paid by June 8. Contact Paul or Karen Crevier for more information 705-428-2616.

Thursday, June 30

• Strawberry Supper at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Singhampton from 5 to 7 pm. Savour the aroma and taste of fresh-picked strawberries served with cake, cream or palin, following a good supper. $12 per person, $5 under 12 and preschoolers free.

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Echo Briefs

Phase Two of Fight Against Turbines

Clearview WAIT announced last week that it is kicking off its 2011 advocacy campaign with strategically placed billboards east of Stayner on Highway 26, south of Singhampton on County Road 124 and on Airport Road between Creemore and Stayner. The group will also be relaunching its lawn sign and newspaper ad campaigns. “We want to reach all residents,weekenders, business owners and visitors with the strong message that 50-storey IndustrialWind Turbines will increase hydro rates, affect the health of nearby residents, discourage visitors, damage local businesses and destroy the beauty of our community,” said WAIT spokesperson Colin Huismans.

New Job for New MP Leitch

While not receiving a cabinet post as many had expected, new Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and to the Minister of Labour this week. Parliamentary Secretaries frequently represent their ministers in committees and work with members of the House of Commons. Leitch will be one of 28 Parliamentary Secretaries working with the Harper Cabinet. MPs will be officially sworn in on Monday, May 30 and Parliament will begin its new term on Thursday, June 2.

Plant Sales Galore this Weekend

This Saturday, May 28 is a gardener’s delight, with three plant sales taking place in this part of Clearview Township. First and foremost, of course, is the Creemore Horticultural Society’s annual sale, taking place from 8:30 to 1 pm at Station on the Green. But don’t forget about two other sales – Dunedin’s annual Plant & Garage Sale from 8 am to 1 pm at the Dunedin Hall and the Stayner Plant Sale, from 9 am until the plants are gone at the Station Park Gazebo on Main Street. With all of these opportunities, everyone should have beautiful gardens this summer.

Creemore lawyer John Ferris and his wife Shirley were so appreciated for their dispute resolution seminar in this Nigerian village that they were given a gift of a goat.

Teaching respect in a troubled place by Brad Holden People do all kinds of things in their retirement (or semiretirement, in this case), but not many do something as extreme as Creemore lawyer John Ferris and his wife Shirley did this past winter. The couple travelled to Nigeria, one of the most troubled countries in the world, where they spent three weeks speaking in rural churches and conducting peacemaking workshops in tribal villages. Ferris has been using his mediation skills internationally for several years, volunteering for Peacemaker Ministries and mediating disputes in various countries, including Thailand and India most recently. In Nigeria, the focus was on teaching people how to get along, whether in disputes between married partners or disputes between Christians and Muslims, a conflict which is common in this part of the world. Most of their efforts were based in the cities of Jos and Kaduna, in the middle of the country on the line dividing Christians in the south and Muslims in the north. To the Ferris’s surprise, some people walked as far as 20 kilometres to hear what they had to say. And their activities were not advertised beyond word of mouth and announcements in churches. The Ferris’s trip was made more exciting by them

being in Nigeria during the run-up to elections in that country. As tensions were high, there were many police checks and road blocks. There was also a bombing near the compound where they were staying. Election Day, originally scheduled for a few days before their departure, ended up being delayed because ballot boxes did not arrive at polling station. This led to some anxiety for the Ferrises, since no vehicular traffic is allowed anywhere in the country on Election Day and it was not known whether they’d be able to leave the country on their intended day. “We always felt safe, however,” said John, crediting the Canadian High Commission for constantly monitoring their positions and informing them of dangerous situations. The couple were most struck by the people living in remote rural villages, who were so grateful for their being there that, on one occasion, the Ferrises were given a goat on their departure. This is a highly generous gift from people who have little. “It was a beautiful country filled with beautiful people,” said Shirley. The Ferrises hope to continue their international mediation work and look forward to their next adventure.

Knox Presbyterian Church Dunedin

Invites you to a Retreat

‘A Focused Way of Living’

Fri, June 3 – 7 to 9:30 pm Speaker, Rev. Voo at the Church Sat, June 4 – 8am to 4 pm Speaker, Rev. Howes at Dunedin Hall Rev. Patrick Voo on his return from Romania, will enlighten and

inspire on his experiences in a post modern culture. His engaging and humourous style will focus on Romania’s stringent faith practices and way of life. Currently Patrick helps to lead The Republic, an arts and leadership-based movement in Barrie, Ont. Rev. David Howes’ vital approach to spiritual life celebrates the divine spark in every human being. Drawing on his diverse experiences as a minister and hospital chaplain, David will explore how to connect our daily lives to the eternal now. Jennifer Johnson will assist in creating sacred space through storytelling and meditation.

Music – Refreshments - Light meals

Contact: Blaunshe preferably by email. or 705-435-3536 Early RSVP is requested for food preparation


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EDITORIAL Wasn’t that a Market

Last weekend’s opening of the Creemore Farmers’ Market was perfectly timed. After a horrid spring, the sun came out and the temperature spiked, just in time for record crowds to emerge to take part in the annual ritual of the “first Market.” We were happy to be there, basking in the sun at our new location near the fountain (we even have a bench!) and were so thrilled to have so many of you drop by to say hello and either renew your subscription or purchase a new one. For those of you who don’t get the subscription thing, please let us explain. (For those that do, please skip to another part of the paper as we know we get a bit redundant at this time of year.) Basically, this paper evolved as a free one because, starting out as an 8 1/2 by 11 newsletter 10 years ago, that was the only way we could get enough circulation to attract advertisers. But as we’ve evolved, generous people in the community (and thankfully, a lot of them) have bought a volunteer subscription so as to keep us in the black, and to make sure Creemore continues to have an independent newspaper, one staffed by folks who live in and love this community as much as you do. If you value being able to read the Echo every Friday, please consider subscribing. Brad and Sara will be at the Market this weekend, and would love to see you there.


The Bell tolls again

Dear Editor, A message for the Ruminating Rusticator: Finally a chivalrous knight goes public about Bell’s treatment of its customers. If it is true that Bell tapes our conversations, they must have heard my numerous desperate cries that “you people drive me crazy...,” because on May 21, 2011 Bell has made the largest ever donation to mental health — $10 million. Ingrid Schilling, Creemore

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Dear Echo, Congrats to everyone on your awards. The rest of the newspaper world is just discovering what we already knew– you guys do rock! Thanks for keeping us informed, educated and amused. All the best, Barb and Peter Halsall, Smithdale

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the way we were

This amazing picture of the old Creemore train station, circa 1960, comes from the collection of Val and Norm Nordstrom. As the station was situated roughly where the Foodland is today, we figure this picture is taken from around where the TD Canada Trust currently sits. The open area corresponds to today’s Horticultural Park, and the circular garden in the centre is probably very close to where the Dress-Up Dance fountain is now found.


“We are from Avening” by Karen Atkinson (Fisher)

This poem was read aloud by Marg Rainbird as she welcomed 80 people to the service at Avening United Church that kicked off that community’s reunion last weekend. Hey.... We are not all farmers or fishermen, or commuters. We live on or near “Airport Road” and respect the winter drifting as a “stay at home” sign. We don’t know Jimmy, Sally or Suzie unless our parents knew them first, although we’re sure they’re real nice. We do not have a mayor, a leader or a political icon, but we do have a 4-H Club, bowling alley and a pick-up game of hockey or baseball. We speak English and recognize any nuance that is not Southern Ontario. We can proudly say that we went to a one-room schoolhouse, and didn’t know what a “snow day” was until bussed to school in town. We are proud of ACC North and the community spirit it exudes. (Note: This is the Avening Community Centre.) We enjoy a church family who knows our history, our family tree and rightfully respects it as so. We know the joy of a Sunday School Concert and rest assured that our parents were proudly witnessing our few minutes of fame. We believe in summer time and only coming in for supper. We know the security of it taking a village to raise a child. We didn’t need cell phones – our parents needed only to holler our name once and the “chain of command” in the village would ensure you were headed home within ten minutes. We believe in honesty, integrity and respecting our elders. We know the joy of lazy summer days in the swimming hole of the Mad River, spring floods compliments of said river, fall leaf piles you could get lost in and snow forts that everyone could fit into. We pronounce it A-v-e-n-i-n-g, NOT “Avning”. Avening is the smallest of villages, the warmest of heart, and will always be “home” to someone who grew up there!

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Creemore Big Heart Seniors Seniors

There were 37 out for the 12 noon pot luck lunch today, and I understand that there Sylvia were the GALE usual varied and delicious choices. We were absent today as this was Warren Gale’s “Driver’s Test” day at the Collingwood Legion. Warren and June Hartley both passed with flying colours – but that doesn’t give you the go-ahead to try “flying” in your cars, guys! When it came time to play cards, the attendance had risen to 57, and the 50/50 draws went to Jim Rigney, Norma Johnston, Wilma Zeggil, Doreen Murray, Doris Hare, Irma Flack, Marg Hope and George Blakney. Moon shots were played by Lois Walker, Ida Halliday, Karl Seifert, Sheila Fenton, Brian McGill (2), Marj Thomson, Mercedes Veinot (2), Mike Smith and Warren Gale. Warren ended up with the travelling prize and the Sidewinders loot. High scorers were Doreen Murray 320 (Nice!), Jim Ferguson 292, Effie Taylor 291 and Janice Stephens 288. Low was Dave Smith with 52.

This is the same guy that scored 281 a couple of weeks ago. I guess this is what is meant by the term “a reversal of fortunes!” Some time ago, on behalf of the club, I mailed a “Get Well Soon” card to Laura Connor at the Lakeview Hospital in Newmarket. Well, just a few days ago it was “Returned to Sender.” So, Laura, we hope you just knew that our thoughts were with you, and that we all wished you well. Last week, between rain, bone laziness and not being well, we – make that I – didn’t get out cutting grass, and the grass was literally making hay while it had the chance. Knowing that the kids were all going to be in from out west and, with the Stayner School Reunion and the Avening Reunion there were going to be who knew how many others here, we also knew we weren’t going to get anything done about yard work. So, I did the only sensible thing – I phoned Hans On Lawn Care in Creemore. I knew they were very busy, and maybe it was the sound of desperation in my voice, but very soon after my call, in came Bob Hanson and Mark Madill and, in a very short order they had this yard cut, trimmed and looking good. What a feeling of relief, as I knew we would not have managed to get the work done ourselves. Thank you guys so much!

Local Church Directory

Sunday, May 29 Join us at St. Luke’s Anglican Church 22 Caroline St. W. 466-2206 For a joyful service of worship join us each Sunday at 11 am

The Salvation Army Hope Acres Community Church Invites you to attend Sunday Church Services at 10:45 am 998614 Mulmur Tosorontio Townline, Glencairn For more info call (705) 466-3435

Creemore United Pastoral Charge Avening Sunday School & Worship at 9 am, New Lowell United at 10:15 am & St. John’s in Creemore at 11:30 am coffee & conversation starting at 11 am All are welcome 466-2200

Victorian Memorial United Church Honeywood Worship Service at 10:15am for May and June. Rev. John Neff. For more information call 519-925-3775

St. Andrew’s Maple Cross Presbyterian Church 1 Caroline Street West Worship & Sunday School at 10 am. “Where Jesus is Lord, all are welcome.”

Stayner Brethren in Christ Church

& Messy Church at 4:30 pm on the last Sunday of each month.

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Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin Join us each Sunday at 10 am. A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday Worship at 10:35 am Sunday School at 9:30 am Wed. night youth groups 6:30 to 9 pm Join us for a worship experience with uplifting contemporary music and relevant messages. Visit 1152 Conc 6 N

Creemore Baptist Church Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. 12 Wellington Street West For info call (705) 466-6232 All are welcome

Join us for a retreat on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 ‘A Focused Way of Living’ See page 8 for details. To tell us what is happening at your church call Georgi 466-9906 • fax: 466-9908 • email:


Karen Atkinson (Fisher) (and seen on the previous page) explain a lot of it. The Kenwell family and Lloyd Montgomery are going through a bad time right now, so we send out best wishes for a full and complete recovery to both Lloyd and his grandson. We have a bus to Rama slated for Tuesday, June 7. My number is 705466-5732, so if you are interested in joining us, just call. We would be glad to have you join us.

I am sorry, however, to mention that Dee Hanson had a rough patch and spent some time in hospital with angina – plus – recently. Here’s hoping all goes well with you, Dee. The 50th Anniversary Reunion of the Stayner Collegiate Institute was a resounding success, as was the Avening Reunion. There will probably be several things that find their way into the Seniors news over the next little while, but I will let the “We are from Avening” letter, written by


Without further ado, here is a picture of the loved ones Sylvia so often talks about in this column, taken at last weekend’s Avening Reunion. All but one lives in Alberta, so this is a rare recent picture. Clockwise from behind Sylvia are her children Carol, Terry (aka Mantracker), Sharon and Laurie.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

An amazing two days of reminiscing for Stayner grads... by Colleen Stamp After 16 months of planning, the Stayner Collegiate Institute’s 50 th Anniversary Reunion went off without a hitch last weekend. Judging by the hugs, the laughter and the squeals of delight at seeing an old friend, or finally recognizing one after a moment of perusal, the reunion was a big hit. The event kicked off on Friday evening with an early registration from 6 to 9 pm, and the school was open for arrivals to walk around and visit the decade rooms, which Angie Green and her crew did a great job of decorating. After registration on Friday evening some went to the Sovereign Restaurant, where entertainment was supplied by Fran Webster (an alumni), the Beacon in Wasaga Beach, or Fud Grill at the Edenvale Airport, where a jam session was organized by Charlie Baker, Jared Singleton and John Limoges. There was even a 50th Birthday Party at the Avening Hall for those born in 1961. Saturday morning started with a breakfast for current and past staff, with over 80 attending. At 11 am opening ceremonies were held, with several guest speakers. Throughout the day a small car show was held in the school parking lot, with the most interesting entry being from Russell Holt of Stayner, who showed off the 1952 Oldsmobile that he drove to SCI in the 1960s, still in tip-top shape. The SCI Robotics Club hosted a barbeque at lunch, and afterward there

was a Ladies’ Volleyball Challenge, a Rugby game and an Alumni Men vs. Senior Boys Team basketball game, which I hear the Alumni Men won handily! Dinner for over 370 was served at the Stayner Arena, and a dance started there at 8:30 pm which about 800 people attended. There was a bit of dancing and a lot of reminiscing going on. Jim and Mary Tetzner did a fantastic job of organizing these two events. On Sunday there were a few more get-togethers happening among some of the alumni. The registration committee of Yvette Gauthier and Heidi (Van Den Hurk) Perrin did a great job of keeping things listed and organized. They figure about 1,000 registered in all. Alumni came from all across Canada, including the Northwest Territories, and from five different states. The person who came the farthest was Larry Weir, who flew in from Belgium. Janice McLeod did a great job keeping things organized as the Reunion Chairperson. Other committee members were Linda Coulter, Janet (Young) Cubitt, Janet Currie, Jennifer Gerrior, Kathy Hunt, Pam Jeffery, Jeff Parton, Jane Seymour and Colleen Stamp. The Committee would like to thank those who helped with sponsorships, behind the scenes, the weekend of, setting up, etc, and for those who attended a few meetings in the past with offers of advice and help.

photos by Colleen Stamp and Jeff White

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...followed by a day of fun for Aveningites new and old by Lynda Jeffery The 2011 Avening Reunion started with a lovely church service at 10 am at the Avening United Church. Marg Rainbird welcomed a congregation of over 80 people and with Rev. Tony Rennett presiding over the service, several old hymns were sung. An opportunity to share memories of the church brought forth many stories, such as the fears of losing offering money and wedding rings down the register at the front of the church, Sunday School remembrances, weddings and the journey to church in a horse and cutter sleigh. Peter Coates, a one-time Avening resident and life-long church musician, added a beautiful touch to the service by accompanying organist Ellen Whitley on the piano for the last hymn and musical benediction. A potluck lunch was held at the Avening Community Centre. Although we’ve all heard fond tales of bountiful potluck lunches in the past, the people of today are no slouches in their abilities to provide! It was quickly realized that three long tables would not provide adequate space for the first course dishes, let alone dessert! After a quick scramble to set up another table at the front of the hall, all of those homemade pies, cookies, tarts, squares and goodies found a spot upon which the crowd would soon descend. That delicious meal was enjoyed by all! Over 160 people enjoyed the Avening Reunion, and it was especially nice to see those as young as a few months in age to those folks who are in their

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nineties in attendance. Travelling the furthest was Lynn Mills, who flew in from Yellowknife, NWT. Also attending from a distance (Alberta) were Sharon Shier Sosnoski (Grant), Terry Grant a.k.a. The Mantracker, and Laurie Rowe (Grant). With SCI’s 50th Reunion on the same weekend, it was a great weekend for many to reconnect with friends and family in both the school and Avening communities. Of special note, many people loved the great display of pictures and newspaper articles arranged in the basement of the hall, and the video of the Avening Centennial Parade on continuous play. Ellen Whitley spent many hours gathering and arranging pictures of weddings that took place in the Avening United Church, class pictures from the little Avening schoolhouse, pictures of the construction of the Avening Hall, and various other pictures and newspaper articles of community events. A special thanks to Ellen for all of her efforts, and to St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Creemore for the use of their display boards. For those attending the reunion, whether we were born in the Avening area, grew up in the Avening area, lived there at one time or still live there, each of us can truly say that the spirit of the Avening community is part of us. Our experiences, memories and friendships of Avening go with us wherever we go, and we were truly blessed to be able to reunite on Sunday to celebrate our ties to Avening.

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Friday, May 27, 2011


There is no shortage of of last year while sorting statistics and lore about out our housing situation, the Canadian/United States we realized that there is border. How it is the longest a significant difference undefended border in the between the two sides of the world (less true after 9/11); border. And I don’t mean how many people and trucks obvious things like flags Craig and goods cross in both or the contrast between SIMPSON directions every day; how Tim Hortons and Dunkin’ it epitomizes poet Robert Donuts. The border is like Frost’s famous line, “good fences make the one-way glass that is a standard good neighbors.” feature of focus group research. When But as Barbara and I drove back you are in Canada looking south, that and forth during the last six months line is a window through which you

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can see and hear everything going on in the United States. Cross into America and look north, and the border becomes a mirror – and for all intents and purposes, Canada disappears completely. This phenomenon was perfectly illustrated during the recent federal election. Only through our weekly copy of the Echo were we aware that an election was called. We became fully aware and engaged on our visit back to Creemore for the paper’s 10 th anniversary celebration. But after a week we returned to complete darkness on the matter. Even the worldly New York Times didn’t provide any coverage. We all know that timing is everything in life, and particularly so in the news business. And so it was unfortunate that the Canadian election fell on the same day as the story broke about the killing of Osama Bin Laden. And it turned out the election results were a truly big story: a majority for the Conservatives, a huge bump for the NDP, and the firstever third place finish for the Liberals. But to find this out from this side of the border, one had to go online to the

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CBC or dig into the bowels of the NY Times website. Nothing on television – either the networks or the cable news stations. This one-way border explains why virtually all Canadians know a fair bit about the United States, in many cases more than about their own country. Conversely, virtually all Americans are ignorant about Canada. In our brief time here, we have experienced the following responses from people upon learning that we had just moved from a small town north of Toronto. “Do you speak French?” (very common) “How did you like the health system there?” (There is definitely awareness of this difference, split about 50/50 pro and con.) “I have a friend in Vancouver; perhaps you know her.” (my favourite). On the positive side, our four granddaughters do know that Justin Bieber is a Canadian – among a host of other information about him. So going forward we will continue to rely on our weekly dose of Echo news to stay in touch. And I will attempt to provide some hopefully interesting and occasionally humorous perspective on life south of the border.

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Chasing the pests away A weekend of enrichment MASTER GARDENING

The weather has been reading this who are laughing, ideal for planting in the as you have deer coming garden and filling in the to your porch, looking containers and hanging straight at you while they baskets. I would still caution are munching your plants. you not to put them out or And since I don’t have deer hang them up just yet. Keep issues, I cannot comment Charlotte them close at hand for at on the effectiveness of this VORSTERMANS least the first week of June. method. Perhaps a large cat, This also enables you to with its hair intact, might do water them regularly and to rescue them the trick. should there be a very cool night coming Here are a few pest control suggestions up and we all hope that won’t happen. that might work, or least lessen the The most common questions I receive damage: are about animal and pest control. I am • Use old soap, and I hear from a fortunate that I live in town and do not reliable source that Irish Spring is the have that much of a problem, at least soap of choice. You can cut the soap with deer. We do have our share of up or shave it, put it in old pantyhose racoons, skunks, the odd rabbit, and or cheesecloth and hang near trees, feral cats, who usually keep most of shrubs or other plants you would like these other critters away, but still leave to protect me with a cat issue! • Spread diatomaceous earth, a dust However, there is no sure way to get or powder made from ground up shells, rid of deer. We are, after all, invading on the ground around plants as a barrier their territory, and if we plant a veritable to crawling pests such as caterpillars, smorgasbord, especially hostas, who can slugs, snails, thrips and earwigs. I can blame them for enjoying the banquet. vouch for this method, as I have used But I have heard of one method, in our garden and at the cottage. This offered by a pest-control expert Nancy product can be purchased in your local McCord in Please Don’t Eat my Garden co-op and it usually comes in large (Sterling 1992), who suggested that hair quantities. would do the trick. • Try dormant oil sprays as another “The smell of a nearby human is what non-toxic way to get rid of insect pests. keeps deer away, which means the hair A coating of dormant oil suffocates bugs must be replaced every few months,” without harming the plant. she writes. • Use a wire mesh, like chicken wire, So, if there is not enough hair in your to keep rabbits out of the garden. Put this household to go around, perhaps a visit wire mesh at least two feet above the to your local hairdresser or barber asking ground, plus at least six inches under the for hair clippings might do the trick. soil, if you can dig that deep. Rabbits I know that there are some of you can dig, so six inches works best.

by Brad Holden These days, it’s common to hear people who don’t seem to have much religion describe themselves as “spiritual,” and it’s just as easy to get confused trying to figure out just what that means. Rev. David Howes, who will be one of three facilitators at a retreat being held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Dunedin on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 called “A Focused Way of Living,” has a good explanation. “Being spiritual,” he contends, “is just being conscious of what you do when times are tough to make you feel better, and realizing that that thing is part of who you are, part of what gives your life meaningful purpose.” For instance, he says, some people like to go for a long walk when they’re feeling down. Some people like to do yoga, others like to put Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on the stereo and crank it up. All of these things essentially “lift your spirits,” meaning that you are doing something spiritual when engaging in them. Howes and his wife Jennifer Johnson will work with retreat attendees on Saturday. While Howes’s resume is interesting for his time spent pastoring in war-torn Guatemala, rural Quebec and in downtrodden parts of Montreal, as well as his more recent experience as the chaplain of two high-traffic, high-trauma Toronto hospitals, Johnson’s is equally interesting for her years studying martial arts and her passion for storytelling. Together, they will encourage people to look at their lives as a story, a series of both triumphs and other times when they just managed to get themselves

through it, most often by acting in a spiritual way. The point, Howes says, is to “connect our time-bound lives to the eternal ‘now.’” On Friday night, guests will work with an equally interesting minister, Rev. Patrick Voo, who has left full-time pastoring to stage a series of coffeehouse events in downtown Barrie. Billed under the name “The Republic,” the events are advertised as being non-religious and feature live music, art, drama and other creative pursuits. But they have another component: they incorporate different non-profit organizations and encourage people to get involved. This, Voo feels, is his ministry: to help people live selflessly, following in the way of Jesus without necessarily prescribing to the Christian faith. “If you advertise yourself as a church or a faith-based event, people naturally self-select themselves out of attending,” he explains. In Dunedin, Voo is hoping to encourage people to get out of survival mode and live with a sense of destiny, he said, to show them how to live to their potential. “That, in effect, is in line with the ethics of The Republic,” he said. The retreat will take place from 7 to 9 pm on Friday, June 3 and from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, June 4. All are welcome. Free refreshments will be provided, with light meals throughout. An RSVP is requested to allow for food preparation – please contact Blaunshe Ciach at or 705-435-3536.

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Mylar and Loretas Restaurant has been called the Pork Palace by some of our customers. Our roasts are gently seasoned with a homemade rub and slow-cooked to perfection. The result is roast pork so tender you can cut it with a fork. Perhaps that is why we roasted over 2 tons of pork last year. Join us for our house specialty stuffed roast pork. Mylar and Loretas Restaurant, Cty Rd 124, Singhampton 705-445-1247.

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New Friday Market at Rosemont, Globe’s Orange Hall parking lot. July 1 to Sept 2. Hours 3 to 7 pm. Generously offered by The Globe Restaurant at no cost as a community-building initiative. Room for 15 vendors. Proposal depending on response. Contact Joan or Emily at 705-434-2461.

Enjoy fish & chips or beer-roasted chicken with wedge potatoes and salad on Fridays at Affairs for lunch and dinner. Dine in or take out.

for sale 99 cents POND STOCKING: 6-8” Rainbows/4-6” Browns (min 100). Rainbows 8-10” $1.50; 10-12” $2.00; 12-14” $3.00.  Browns/Specks ++50%.  Koenders windmill 16’$999.99.  Otterbine aerators/fountains, TrueBlue pond dye, BactaPur, nets, etc. www.silvercreekponds. com 519-833-2559 Erin. Gorgeous 9 acre parcel at 74 Sydenham Trail West, north of Duntroon. View to Georgian Bay, private, well treed, nature trails, drilled well, driveway.  $449,000. Call 705-445-6095. Farm raised, free-range Lamb & Chickens for sale. Contact Joan or Emily at 705-434-2461.

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The Family of

Tom & June Montgomery


invite you to share in celebrating their


Wedding Anniversary

at a come and go tea on

Sunday, June 5 from 2-4pm at the Station on the Green 10 Caroline St. E. Creemore

You’ll get a warm welcome and cold beer.

TOURS • TASTINGS • BOUTIQUE 139 Mill Street, Creemore ON. 1-800-267-2240

At Creemore Springs we take pride in introducing folks to the great taste of our beer and showing them how we make it. So the next time you’re near the town of Creemore, drop by the brewery, the hospitality is on us.

Best Wishes only please

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, May 27, 2011

CHARGING DOWN THE PITCH The Clearview Soccer League is underway for another season, as this picture of a highly spirited match between Creemore Vet Services (in blue) and Life’s a Slice New Lowell (in yellow) attests. As the smiles show, the kids are enjoying it.

After two tough losses, Braves heat up

BUSY MARKET Cookbook author and sometime

Creemore local Trish Magwood and Curiosity House Books owner Catherine Randall didn’t have many chances to chat like this one at their booth at last Saturday’s opening Farmers’ Market. The day was such a beautiful one, it seemed that everyone in town snuck out to the market to shed their winter hibernation and see what was going on. Business was brisk and so was the socializing. Sales of Magwood’s book were so brisk that she’ll return to Curiosity House on Saturday, June 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 am.


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The Braves participated in the Lisle Astros’ annual Victoria Day weekend tournament last weekend. The first game took place Saturday, with the Braves taking on Clearview. Matt Baldry took the ball and the loss, even though he gave up only four hits and struck out seven. The Braves’ bats appeared cold, after having two weeks off due to Mother Nature. They could only manage five hits, contributed by Chris Greer, Brett Trott, Tom Gateman, Bryan Post and Curt Barrett. The Clearview Orioles took the nail biter by a score of 2-1. The tournament was won by Bolton, who defeated Ivy 5-1 in the final game. Creemore then faced New Lowell on Sunday. Brad Grieveson took to the mound, giving up seven hits and striking out five batters. Creemore had six hits with Brad having a pair and Robert Kinghan, Tom Gateman, Rob Perkins and Brad Soules all reaching first safely. Brad took the loss 3-2. Creemore headed back home on Tuesday to host Orangeville in a regular league game. Ryan Bartley took the ball and pitched a masterful trhee-hit shutout, giving up only three hits. The Braves bats blasted nine hits, with Steve Dowding having a pair including a solo


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homerun. and Rob Kinghan, Jeff Akitt, Bryan Post, Adam Vanderheyden, Brad Grieveson, Rob Perkins and Brett Trott all having singles. The end result, and a perfect way for the team to lift its spirits after its losing weekend, was a commanding 12-0 win. Note: The game on Saturday, May 28 against Midland has been moved to July 17 at 2 pm. The Braves are on the road for two games, then return to the village to host the Mansfield Cubs on Tuesday, May 31. First pitch 6:30 pm.

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