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The Creemore


Friday, June 3, 2011 Vol. 11 No. 22

Inside the ECHO

Smiles at the Market A summer tradition is back. PAGES 8 AND 9

News and views in and around Creemore

Awards Banquet

Creemore Hockey hands out the hardware. PAGE 16

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GAMES OF OLD Last weekend’s “Great Northern Medieval Fayre” at the Collingwood Fairgrounds

featured all kinds of anachronistic activities, including this thrilling event during the warm up to the Jousting event. Look closely and you’ll see that this particular knight has managed to slice an apple in half off the top of a poor commoner’s head!

by Brad Holden Clearview Council held a public meeting Monday night with regards to Creemore Springs Brewery’s request to rezone an Airport Road property south of Stayner so that the company can build a permanent trucking depot and warehousing facility there. “This is hopefully the final step in securing Creemore Springs’ position in Clearview Township,” said Jim Dyment of Meridian Planning, who has been guiding the brewery through its expansion applications (approved but appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board) as well as this new application. The property in question is on the east side of Airport Road and is currently home to Forbes’ Garden Edge. Dyment said the brewery is “in the process of purchasing” it, contingent on a zoning change that would allow the operation of such a facility. No one spoke from the public on the application, so it will now be subject to a staff report and decided on by Council at a future meeting. Creemore Springs had previously been renting a County-owned building on Edward Street, just east (See “Council” on page 3)

UP IN THE AIR Creemore resident and helicopter pilot Kevin Brulotte brought a helicopter over from Durham last Saturday and gave a bunch of lucky people tours of the area, taking off four times from Angus and three times from John Miller’s field (left). The view at right is of the south end of Creemore, with Collingwood Street hill rising in the background. Brulotte is planning to do this a few more times; anyone interested in a flight should call Vickie Elliott at 466-6355. 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, 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.

Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 5

• BMFA 23rd Annual Town & Country Art Tour from 11 am to 5 pm daily. or 705-445-3430 for more information.

Saturday, June 4

• Creemore Echo is at Creemore Farmers’ Market this week. We’re doing our annual subscription drive. Drop by to see us – we’ll by near the fountain! This week you’ll see Brad & Fred. • Music Day at Creemore Farmers’ Market with

buskers and a 10:30 am performance by the CCI Senior Jazz Band, high silver award winners at National Music Festival, Vancouver 2011. • Clearview Trail Mixer from 8:30 am to 2 pm at New Lowell Park. Come party with over 18 partners at a fun-filled community event featuring a mixture of activities such as an 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 • 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. • Creemore Tennis Club Instruction Clinic. Open to all ages instruction clinic. Introductory levels. From 1:30 to 4 pm at the courts. • Curiosity House Artist Opening Reception from 2 to 4 pm. Bobbie Fogel presents Helter Skelter, works in oil on canvas reflective of the beauty that

she finds in the everyday things which surround her. 705-466-3400 for more information. • 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. $20. Tickets call Diane at 444-2992. Hosted by Great Northern Exhibition.

Sunday, June 5

• Church Services are on page 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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 7

• Sara Hershoff & Brad Holden are on 97.7 The Beach this morning between 9 and 10 am to talk “All Things Creemore”. Don’t miss it!

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 $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

• Curiosity House Story Hour from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Children from 18 months to 6 years will enjoy stories with Miriam and a craft activity. • Horning’s Mills Heritage Day from 11 am. Horsedrawn 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 • 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

• 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.

Monday, June 13

• Clearview Township’s Council Meeting at 5:30 pm at the Council Chambers. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, June 15

• Creemore Horticultural Society Meeting at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall at 7:30 pm. Speaker Lexi Dearborn, founder of Dearborn Designs, a well known landscape designer in Simcoe County gives ideas on how to enhance your property. Ideas for all budgets. This is our last formal meeting until September.

Thursday, June 16

• Canadian Blood Services’ Blood Donor Clinic at Stayner Evangelical Missionary Church from 3 to 7 pm. Call 888 2 DONATE to book your appointment.

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. • Come and Go Tea celebrating Florence Bremner’s 80th Birthday from noon to 3 pm at the Singhampton Community Centre. Best wishes only.

Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19

• Watercolour, The Agony and the Ecstasy with Douglas Brown. Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm. $90 plus hst. Materials

list will be supplied. Participants should have some knowledge of watercolour painting. Contact 705466-5555 or to register.

Sunday, June 19

• Father’s Day – Take Dad out to dinner! Badjeros United Church Roast Beef Dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Mark it on your calendar… details to follow.

Saturday, July 2

• Draw date for the beautiful handcrafted picnic table and benches made from reclaimed barn board raising money for the Station on the Green. Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5. Get your tickets now at the Farmers’ Market or from any Station Board Member.

Sunday, July 3

• Calling all Artists -- En Plein Air ‘Paint-In’ to stop the Mega Quarry in the Hills of Headwaters from 11 am to 5 pm. Artists in the region are invited to register for the event which will be held at Peace Valley Ranch in Mulmur. Participants will paint the beautiful landscape that’s under threat.  The public and media are also welcome. There will be bus tours to the proposed mega quarry site throughout the day. Registration fee is $30. Bring your own kit. Email to register.

Thursday, July 7

• Help Stop the Quarry Golf Tournament. Third Annual NDACT Golf Tournament to fight the proposed Highland mega quarry at Shelburne Golf Club. $150/golfer includes 18 holes, power cart, dinner and silent auction. $55/person  for dinner and silent auction. Register by June 15th and you could win one golf/dinner ticket for free! Contact Ron 519-925-3645.

Monday, July 11

• Summer Walking and Yoga group. 100% benefit to “The Weekend to End Woman’s Cancers”. 1 hour class: cardio and outdoor yoga. In Creemore on Mondays beginning July 11 at 6:30 pm and in New Lowell July 13 at 6:30 pm. For more information contact Jen Elliott at or call 705-424-7450.

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Council, public hear brewery’s plans (Continued from page 1) of Creemore, as a parking area for trucks and a storage area for kegs. Should its expansion go ahead and this facility come to fruition, it would operate more as a truck terminal, with large trucks making occasional trips to the brewery to pick up beer and bring it back to the terminal, where it would then be loaded on to smaller trucks for delivery. Dyment also said there is a small chance that the location might one day be used as a retail outlet.

Creemore Medical Centre Report

Creemore Medical Centre Service Board Chair Bill Mann continued a long tradition established by former Chair Don Smith Monday night when he delivered a concise and thorough annual report to Council on behalf of the board. The Centre continues to operate with a balanced budget (while contributing to reserves) and is still waiting to hear the results of an HRDSC grant application that could pave the way for a million dollar expansion, with 75 per cent of the cost covered by the federal government and another $250,000 by Alliance Homes. If this money is received and the addition goes ahead, the board will actively pursue another family physician for the centre. At the outset of his presentation, Mann credited Smith for all of his work in the past and also mentioned the late Michael Clifford, whose last work as an architect was to design the proposed expansion.

Old Gravel Pit Sold

Development Charge Vote Deferred

Council once again faced the continuing problem of having a Development Charges Act that’s out of whack with the amount of development in the Township Monday night, dealing with a request from the proposed Smith Brothers Indoor Baseball complex in New Lowell to lower the DCs it would pay for the indoor field portion of its facility. Currently, the Smith Brothers are facing DCs of nearly $135,000 – $22,000 to the County, $3,000 to the School Board and nearly $110,000 to the Township – and this is after a previous request to lower the sewer portion of its DCs resulted in a public meeting process to lower all sewer DCs in New Lowell. Now, the company is requesting to pay full price for the portion of their building that’s to be used intensively – about $36,000 – and pay $1 per square foot for the field portion (about $8,000). The staff report that accompanied the issue Monday night recommended a deferral of the issue until the Township’s entire Development Charges Act can be updated, but Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage correctly pointed out that that won’t take place until sometime next year at least. To do anything else however, according to planning director Michael Wynia, would require another public meeting process. After a great amount of debate, Council voted to defer the subject for two weeks to receive more information from staff.

Council voted to sell an old gravel pit on the west side of the Sixth Line just south of the Collingwood Airport Monday night, despite the concerns of Councillors Thom Paterson and Brent Preston that they’d been given too little information to cast a knowledgeable vote. According to Planning Director Michael Wynia, the pit had been inactive since 1997 and had no more gravel in it, despite the fact that the Township still holds an aggregate licence for the property. There have been a few offers on the property over the years and on Monday night, the option to sell was presented by staff as a way to avoid the cost of rehabilitating the site, a requirement before the licence is completed. But Paterson and Preston both felt a deferral was necessary to learn more information about the state of the pit and its value with an active licence attached. Their motion for a deferral ended in a tie, however, and the motion to declare the property surplus and put it up for sale was then passed.

Collingwood General & Marine Hospital

International Trails Day

Clearview Township will once again celebrate International Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, this time hosting a funfilled day of games, activities, live music and more in the New Lowell Park. The day will begin at 8:30 am with “Yoga at the Pavillion,” a class taught by local teacher Jen Elliott. There will also be a peameal bacon on a bun breakfast, cooked up by the New Lowell Public School. From 10 am to noon, hikers can take part in a “poker rally” along the Ganaraska Trail, and at noon Mayor Ken Ferguson will signal the “grand opening” of the Stayner-New Lowell Trail Link. More events will follow in the afternoon.

New Umbrella for Creemore Springs

Molson Coors announced the creation of a new craft beer division this week, of which Creemore Springs will be a part of. The division will be called the Six Pints Specialty Beer Company, and will offer a “compelling portfolio of craft or import beers, based on the foundation of two historic craft brands, Creemore Springs and Granville Island,” according to a press release. The company, led by former Creemore Springs president Ian Freedman, has been created to deal with the “skills and the business model required to be successful in seeding, nurturing and growing specialty beer brands,” as opposed to bigger brands. It’s first mission will be to distribute its two main beers, Creemore and Granville, across all of Canada.

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Now booking garden parties, summer luncheons & evening events.

Hospital Corporation Members will be provided with an agenda and all relevant information for the meeting by June 7, 2011. For more information about the meeting please call Jennifer Stevens at 705-445-2550, ext. 8303 or visit our website at

Echo Briefs

Over 125 friends, family and supporters were on hand in Ottawa this week to see Glen Huron resident Kellie Leitch be sworn-in as Minister of Parliament for Simcoe Grey. Besides her regular duties as MP, Leitch will also serve as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and to the Minister of Human Resources.

Members of the Corporation and interested citizens of the communities served by the G&M Hospital are cordially invited to attend our Annual General Meeting.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Mayor Ken Ferguson of the Township of Clearview. Mayor Ferguson will be presenting some of the future plans for the Township.


It’s Official

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday, June 14, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. Collingwood Leisure Time Club 100 Minnesota Street, Collingwood

Business will include consideration of Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2011; election of members to the Board of Trustees, any amendments to the Hospital By-Laws and other business properly brought before the meeting.

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EDITORIAL Here we go again...

The Echo had a pleasant meeting with Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner this week, sitting on his sunny deck beside the Noisy River as he talked about his party’s platform for the fall election. We can hardly fault the Green Party, being relative new kids on the block, for attempting to get their message out early. But the Progressive Conservatives released their weighty and (in our minds) awkwardly named “changebook” (all lower case intended) a few days later, and suddenly we’re all faced with a horrible reality made possible by this fall’s first-ever set-date election in Ontario. While Canadian elections usually see platforms released one week into their five-week campaigns, we are now in a situation where they can be released six months ahead of time. Suddenly, this feels a bit like the States, where residents must endure, basically, a never ending campaign. Let’s hope that insanity doesn’t begin to happen here.

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A Tale of Two “S*itters”





I write these lines to tell you all A tale of utter sadness; A story of four souls Who live a life of total madness; A mother and a father, Teenaged son and teenaged daughter, Who are living with one bathroom And a shortage of hot water.


Be careful when using ATMs

Our bathroom’s not a big room, Just a humble water closet, And we live in constant friction. You can guess at what may cause it.

Dear Editor: About a month ago, my wife and I went to the local TD Canada Trust Branch to use the ATM machine, only to find that it had been compromised by a card skimming machine. We were both suspicious of the look of the machine and having had a previous runin with one of these skimmers at the same ATM, we decided not to use it and call the police. Sadly, no information was released to clients by the bank about the presence of these machines, despite having had them on the Creemore ATM at least four times in the past year. I am concerned that the bank doesn’t seem to be taking this issue very seriously as it keeps repeatedly happening here. Other banks have put plastic shields in place to prevent skimmers being attached to ATMs. I would like to warn Echo readers about the presence of skimmers on our ATM and suggest that if anything about the machine looks unusual, not to use it. For those not aware, a skimmer is a magnet reader that covers the card slot on the ATM with an identical

My wife’s the first one out of bed. She’s first one in the shower. I can hear the water running. It’s true, suggestion has a power. Then my son is close behind her With his Clearasil detergent, And I’m waiting all the while As my needs become more urgent. My daughter stumbles down the stairs And scowls as she walks by me. My son comes out, she goes in; Once again I get the stymie. Then my son stands at the mirror Till he’s sure he’s looking dapper While my daughter wants her toothbrush, And I’m waiting for the crapper! At last they’re gone; the house is mine. I sit in relaxation… And I’m staring down the barrel Of a long-bore constipation.


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Here’s another great picture from the collection of Norm and Val Nordstrom (who likely inherited them from Val’s father Jack Lemmon). There’s no date on this one, but it’s a fascinating view of Creemore’s past. The street visible at the right of the picture is the south end of Mill Street, and the camera man appears to be on Cemetery Hill facing north east. Note the old swing bridge across the Mad River just to the right of the writing at the bottom of the frame.

Editor Brad Holden

Manager Georgi Denison

matching plate. The machine reads the magnetic stripe on your card as it passes through the skimmer into the actual ATM. A pinhole camera then reads your key strokes as you enter your PIN. The skimmer we saw used in Creemore matched exactly with the plate on our ATM except for one small detail. A small metal stripe appeared alongside the green LEDs on the skimmer’s plate. The metal stripe was absent on the actual ATM. Also, that metal shield that was supposed to keep people from seeing you input your PIN also provided the hiding place for the pinhole camera. If you looked up under the shield you would have seen a small pinhole in the middle of the shield. Apparently other styles of skimmers are being used as well. If you think your card has been compromised then the first thing to do is to change your PIN at the branch. You should also keep an eye on your account for any suspicious withdrawals. If you’re not sure what to do, the tellers at our local bank are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Gary Page, Creemore


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Creemore Big Heart Seniors Seniors

There were 59 of us out for cards today. B o b Ve a l e welcomed Winston Ferguson back amongst Sylvia GALE us. He also mentioned that Johnny Johnston (May and Harvey’s son) had donated two cases of playing cards to our club, with the notation “Many moon shots enclosed” tacked on. This is a great help to us as our cards get worn out pretty quickly, and they are expensive to replace. So thank you again, John, and I hope you are right about the moon shots! There was a 12 noon Luncheon Euchre at Clougher Hall on Tuesday, June 14 announced. The luncheon starts at 12 noon, followed by euchre games with prizes. The cost is $8 per person, and it is a lovely way to have lunch out and to enjoy some cards. After a couple of cute readings by Ruby Klinck, the 50/50 draws went to Winston Ferguson, Lillian Hiltz, Thelma Lightheart, Alma Seifert, Tom Sharpe, Eileen Nash, George Blakney and Russ Miller. Moon shots were played by Marge Douglas (2), Sylvia Gale, Mercedes Veinot, Toosje Vasvari, June Hartley,

Ray Leighton, Bert Douglas, Tom Sharpe, Jim Miller, Norma Johnston, Jim Rigney, Pat Broad and Warren Gale. Jim Rigney won the Sidewinders loot and Warren won the travelling prize. High scorers were Bert Douglas 318, Kevin Keogh 273, Thelma Lightheart 273 and Gayle Gordon 246. Low was Joan Monaghan with 37. That was a pretty cruel way to treat you, Joan, after you brought in all those lovely home made cupcakes with chocolate icing for lunch. I was really remiss last week on behalf of all of us when I missed congratulating the Echo staff on winning a whole gaggle of awards for producing a grade A number 1 newspaper. We were really fortunate when Craig Simpson and “Dr. Phil” took an interest in our little paper (which was a single sheet folded in half, which gave you four “pages” of print) and nurtured it into the paper it is today by being the right kind of folks to run a small local paper and by having the “moxie” to hire the exactly right staff to carry on the bigger paper that they grew the Echo into being. We now have a paper that gives us a lot of local news along with all sorts of interesting tidbits – and yes, that includes you, Spike and Rusty, and Elaine Collier et al. This is also our source of information on everything

from how to chase pests away to yard sales to In Memoriams to who is having a birthday or a wedding anniversary, etc, etc. In short, all interesting, informative and entertaining reading pertaining to people and issues we all care about. So, thanks for being the “voice” of our area, and for doing it so well. (And, I do have to admit – I can send in an article with misspelled words and other blunders, but when it comes out in print, my goofs have miraculously disappeared!) We have had a wonderful couple of weeks, what with the kids all being home at the same time for a few days. That normally is a very rare occurrence, so we enjoy it when it comes about. This time, son Terry had a bit more time here – which he spent fixing things, moving things and all sorts of stuff we can’t seem to manage anymore.  For instance, we used to have two school busses filled with all sorts of things – but just let those “Wicked Westerners” into them with a handy dumpster nearby and the busses are miraculously empty all of a sudden. Now I’m thinking that

I really should have turned them loose in the house. It sure would save a lot of spring cleaning! Terry heads west tomorrow and, as we were sitting talking, he mentioned how he always tried to get a short visit in with Roy Summers, as he had known Roy from when he was a young lad. He ended up by saying “I really miss seeing Roy”. So if anyone reads this that will be talking to Roy, please mention that Terry says “Hi” to him, and tell Roy that he really is missed. I have been “under the weather” and have missed being at Seniors for the last few weeks. I returned to Seniors last week and, on picking up the mail on the way home, I discovered a “Get Well Soon” card from Ruby Klinck, Joan Monaghan, Wilma Zeggil and Jim Rigney. Well, what a lift that card gave me – until I discovered that the “hunk” on the front page was not the guy that was slated to give the sponge baths – that was done by the grouty old guy on the inside page of the card! He’d be enough to send one into a remission!  

Local Church Directory

Sunday, June 5 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 & Messy Church at 4:30 pm on the last Sunday of each month.

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

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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.

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

Come as you are and

explore your faith at a pace that is right for you.

Annual Cemetery Services Sunday, June 12

Honeywood Cemetery Service. 2 pm Guest is Rev. John Neff

Sunday, June 19

Creemore Cemetery Decoration Service. 2:30pm Singhampton Union Cemetery Service. 3pm

Sunday, June 26

Dunedin Cemetery Service. 2pm Christ Church Banda Cemetery Service. 2pm Lavender Cemetery Service. 4pm

In case of inclement weather the service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin.

Stayner Brethren in Christ Church

9:30 am Sunday School 10:35 am Worship Service Youth Night (Grades 6 to 12) Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 pm 6th Conc., 1 Km N. of Cty. Rd. 91


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Friday, June 3, 2011

Local party leader introduces Green platform by Brad Holden Dunedin resident Mike Schreiner was wearing a button-down shirt and madly trying to get some of his grass cut on Wednesday morning when we arrived at his riverside home. “I’ve been a little busy,” he said, dismounting his riding lawn mower and offering his hand. The leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Schreiner’s been on a whirlwind tour for the past week, ever since his party got the jump on the competition and released its platform for this fall’s election on May 25. “Wednesday at Queen’s Park for the launch, a party in Collingwood that night, media interviews the next day, Guelph on Friday, Barrie that night, an organic farm near Kitchener on Saturday, Sunday with my kids for a day off, Monday in Prince Edward County, Tuesday morning at Queen’s Park and Tuesday afternoon in Parry Sound,” he lists off. No wonder the grass is getting a bit shaggy. For Schreiner, the chance to finally engage folks across the province about the values of his party is exciting, after his whirlwind ascension to the leadership position. Born and raised on a cash crop and cattle operation in Kansas, Schreiner “moved to Canada for love,” he says, after meeting Sandy, his wife-to-be, at Indiana University. She got a job teaching

sociology at the University of Toronto, so Mike brought his burgeoning passion for local food to that city in 1995. In 1996 he started a food distribution business, and in 2005, he helped start Local Food Plus, a non-profit organization that helps good, local food find its way into the cafeterias of big businesses and public institutions. He first volunteered for the Green Party in 2004, shortly before acquiring his Canadian citizenship. “Having no historical affiliation to anyone, I found the Green Party was the one that most reflected my values,” he said. “It was about financial, social and environmental sustainability, but even more than that, it seemed to be the only party that was genuinely trying to find innovative solutions to long-standing problems.” In 2007 he was urged to run, but being a new Canadian he felt it was too early. In 2009 he was convinced to represent the Green Party in Haliburton during the John Tory by-election, and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. Later that year, he became the party leader. And soon after that, he decided the place he wanted to represent was Simcoe-Grey, the riding that contained Dunedin, a place he and his family had long visited and admired, and a riding that’s among several in this part of the province that’s been amenable to the

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Green Party in the past. That fall, Schreiner bought a place on the Noisy River that he and his family are now weekending at, and he started to work at “becoming a part of this place.” Fast forward to this week, and he’s suddenly widening his scope, campaigning province-wide on his party’s brand new platform. Titled “It’s Time,” the document presents a “five-point plan for Ontario’s future.” The first point revolves around creating jobs for the 21st century. On Wednesday, Schreiner talked specifically of one promise on this front: to significantly reduce the amount of red tape that small businesses are currently faced with – especially on the local food production front, where small outfits are currently “being regulated out of business.” The second point in the plan deals with safe and affordable energy. On the Green Energy Act, a hot topic in these

parts, Schreiner points to problems with how it was implemented, as well as its critical failure: the lack of local control. “I think we all need a cooling off period, and then an adult conversation about what’s really driving up energy costs,” he said. “Our real focus would be energy efficiency and conservation.” The platform’s third point deals with health care, where the Green Party sees a real need for a new focus on preventative approaches. The fourth point is a promise to champion local farms, including a proposal for the creation of an Ontario Food and Farming Policy Council. And finally, the platform’s last point deals with delivering a “government that works for people.” The real focus there, he said is the reinstatement of local decision making. For more information, visit

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What’s on in June In the gallery

Bobbie Fogel’s works in oil on canvas are reflective of the beauty she finds in the everyday things which surround her. Her new show, Helter Skelter, is an eclectic mix of her recent work. Meet this talented artist and enjoy some refreshments.

Artist Douglas Brown talks with Paulette Dennis about his craft.

Watercolour workshop this month

Master painter Douglas Brown will conduct a workshop in watercolour painting on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 for students who have some experience and knowledge of the medium. The workshop will take place at the Station on the Green, and those interested should register at the Mad & Noisy Gallery or by phone at 705-4665555. His approach to the art, told in first person, is thus: “I start with drawing the subject manner. I don’t always use these drawings directly, but the process of

drawing gives me time to contemplate the subject in depth and get a feeling for how I want to depict the subject. I then rework the sketches in the studio, arranging the elements to establish a strong composition. A lot of editing can be done at this stage. “Then I make small thumbnail sketches, about 2” x 2”, in colour so I can examine and determine the values and refine the composition. “However, one shouldn’t religiously follow a sketch. It is important to leave room for spontaneous expression as you work.”

Bobby Fogel Helter Skelter Opening Reception Sat. June 4, 2 to 4 pm

Trish Magwood Author Signing Sat. June 18 10:30 to 11:30 am Back by popular demand, local author Trish Magwood will be at CURIOSITY HOUSE to sign copies of In My Mother’s Kitchen and her award winning Dish Entertains. We are now taking advance orders!

Terry Fallis

is coming to Clearview Thurs. June 23, 7 pm Council Chambers, of Clearview Township 217 Gideon St. Stayner The Clearview Public Library is hosting a book talk with Canadian writer Terry Fallis, author of this year’s CBC Canada Reads winner, The Best Laid Plans and his brilliantly funny sequel, The High Road. Curiosity House will have books available for sale and for signing by the author, at this event. Call Curiosity House Books to reserve your free tickets.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

MARKET 2011 The first two weekends of the Creemore Farmers’ Market have provided a host of smiles. Here are some of them.


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Hello, I’m Geoff Harris. In recent months I have taken on the role of Manager of the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Ambulatory Care Programs and Cardio respiratory Services at the Collingwood G&M Hospital. i bring experience in nursing and management from all over Ontario and have even spent time in Birmingham, England, in one of their largest Emergency departments at the Heartlands Hospital NHS Trust. Outside of work, i love to cook. The city of Birmingham offered many culinary delights – i met celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver at the BBC Good Food Show and dabbled in local delicacies such as Cadbury’s chocolate and HP Sauce, both founded there. At the G&M the departments I manage handle a large volume of crucial demands for patient care. I am always impressed by the dedication and team work offered by staff when providing care in an environment that demands attention and efficiency from everyone involved. At the G&M we’ve got lots of challenges ahead but remember -

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Stomping your feet for organic food...

Saturday, June 11 will offer two great musical experiences for Creemore area residents. The first will see raucous folksters Elliott Brood bring their musical magic to the New Farm barn for the third in the organic operation’s series of fundraisers for The Stop Community Food Centre, a Toronto organization that strives to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds community and challenges inequality. Before Elliott Brood and openers Olenka and the Autumn Lovers take the stage, the night will include an organic BBQ prepared on site by chefs from The Stop, Marben Restaurant (recently awarded best burger and best brunch in the city by Toronto Life magazine) and others, featuring slow-roasted organic New Farm pork, fresh-picked vegetables, Haisai bread and Mapletons organic ice cream. Of course, there will also be a cash bar featuring Creemore Springs on tap. Elliott Brood has a devoted following across Canada, and especially in this area, where they played a triumphant set at the Avening Hall a few years ago and subsequently recorded their new album there. Gates open at 6:30 pm and tickets are available at the Echo, Curiosity House, the 100 Mile Store, online at www. or by calling 705-466-9906.

“Brood in the Barn” will feature Elliott Brood (above) and Olenka and the Autumn Lovers.

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“Margaritas in the Valley” will feature Jimmy Buffett tribute band Northern Harbour.

The second show taking place on Satuday, June 11 will see the Creemore Arena transformed into a tropical party, with palm trees, Hawaiian shirts and plenty of margaritas. Northern Harbour, the ultimate Jimmy Buffett tribute band, will entertain an arena-full of “Parrotheads,” and you’ll be sure to go home with a little sand in your shoes. If you’re unsure what a Parrothead is, just hum a few bars of the old classic “Margaritaville” and go with it! This event is being put on by the Creemore Nitetis Lodge, and proceeds will go to the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario, a charity selected by Doug Hammill, a Dunedin resident and Deputy Grand Master of the Georgian South District Masonic Association and past master of the Creemore lodge. All 10 Masonic lodges in the district have initiated various fundraising initiatives, and it’s hoped that upwards of 1,000 people will buy tickets to this party. Doors will open at 7 pm, age of majority required. Tickets are $20. For more information visit www. or contact the Sovereign Restaurant at 705-466-3006 for tickets.


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The Floods in Creemore

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Local History

The recent rainy spring, of the current and was was almost floating under the pressure which at times sent the Mad completely carried away. of the water. Some homes in this section River running through the A dance was underway were threatened with water in the living village in an angry and at the Orange Hall (on rooms, but this did not happen although exuberant rush, reminded Edward Street) which was it did come onto some verandahs. me of the floods we have completely surrounded by “Even when tragedy is upon us there had in earlier years. We are water reputed to be two are humorous things happen that bring Helen fortunate now that most of feet deep. A few waded smiles as they are recalled. BLACKBURN home, but most of the the hillsides are tree covered. “At the School Board Meeting on For many years they were crowd remained until six Friday night, Mr. R. Barber requested bare, cleared first for logs and lumber o’clock in the morning. that the pile of coal ashes at the rear and then farmed. The tree cover keeps “At the Creamery (the corner of of the schoolhouse be removed. The the snow from melting quickly and Edward and Mill) the water on the request was granted. The storm came absorbs heavy summer rains. pavement was flowing two feet deep on and in a few hours the ash pile was The following report from the April toward the river and those who were caught by an overflow content of the 11, 1929 Creemore Star describes how there at the time report that the pavement Mad River – and completely swept it used to be almost every year. “The great rain of Friday night, April 5, broke over Creemore about 10:30 pm. By midnight the residents at the “Listen Mom, I’ve been north end of Mill Street who had not announcements from thinking, maybe it’s time you...” yet retired suddenly became aware of the 60s: Or maybe: “Mom, I don’t a great rush of waters from Ten Hill “Hey Mom, what a know if you should be...” crossing the highway and flooding the great day, sun is shining, I’ve been practicing lawns, rushing in cellar windows and birds are singing. And by variations of these lines for flooding cellars heretofore reputed to the way, why don’t you be dry. The waters rushed down Mill a few years now and I don’t stop driving now for the Aiken know that I’ve ever been able Street to the river at the extreme south rest of you life?” Mom’s SCHERBERGER to finish them, even in the end, leaving behind a trail of mud, instant reply: “Gee son, supportive rehearsal hall of my stones, rails and other refuse that had what a good idea. That own mind. come into the path of the waters. way I won’t have an accident and hurt How do you tell your mom that maybe “About 1 am the rising Mad River myself or even worse others. I’m so lucky it’s best for everyone if she doesn’t drive had filled the Caroline Street bridge to have a son who loves me so much.” anymore? in its capacity and then overflowed How does one approach the subject What you soon realize is, that way lies its banks on the east side, sending a without being the bad guy, the one an emotional quagmire – once you enter stream of destruction among the houses who threatens to take away mom’s there’s no way to emerge from it clean. on Caroline Street. At the school a independence? If only it were like those public service large pile of coal ashes was in the path Just to be clear, the loss of driving is a major game-changer, especially so in rural areas. No driving means almost total reliance on others. It probably means moving to town or a seniors’ residence. Granted, people do it every day, but it still ranks up there with major anxietyinducing life events like job loss, divorce, the death of a close friend or a family member. But unlike with those other poignant  milestones, time is the enemy. The loss  of driving marks a clear line in the sand. Once crossed your physical world starts to shrink, and the finish line looms up ahead, way too close. So how does one broach this subject, let alone impose a decision? You find someone else to do it. My first refuge was in the “system.” After all, somewhere within our governmentmedical complex, should there not exist  some mechanism that will, objectively  and dispassionately, inform my mother  that she’s no longer eligible to drive?  Short answer: kind of, but not really.  Here in Ontario, once you hit 80, which my mom does this year, you have to take    a written test every two years. Reliable  sources tell me it’s almost impossible to


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away. “When the flood was at its peak about 2 am Saturday, H.M. Corbett discovered the cellars under his drug store rapidly filling. A quantity of valuable drugs were on tables. With the assistance of Charley Tyrell a hole was cut in the floor and standing on the tables everything was lifted to safety just in time. “A young student secured an old buggy in which he pulled his sister home from the dance. “A citizen who lives near the schoolhouse was seen wading home from the dance with his wife upon his shoulders.”

fail this test. The ability to answer questions on a written test in a classroom does not correlate to the hand-eye coordination and sometimes split-second decisionmaking required when actually driving. Road tests take time and cost money. And perhaps most significantly, they put the driving instructor and by extension, the government in the position we’re all CREEMORE ECHO • Friday, February 1, 200 trying to avoid – being responsible for taking away someone’s independence. In other words, being the bad guy. In addition, how many failed seniors would fight back, challenge the government’s decision to take away their license, as would be their right? Think of the litigation, the costs, the bad press. The government is already doing what I’m trying to – pass the decision onto someone else. What about our medical profession? Wouldn’t doctors be perfectly positioned and qualified to determine whether someone is still capable of driving? Again, see above reasons for why they won’t go near this. It seems the decision to stop driving will rest within each family. For most of us, it will be emotionally charged and messy. Our parents shepherded our passage into the world of driving with all its attendant freedoms. On the backside, we will have to struggle with taking those freedoms away from them. Meanwhile, I wait for a phone call from an uniformed voice asking if I know a Mrs. So and So, what my relationship is to her, and does she drive a silver Nissan. The next thing I hear is not going to be good; it’s only a matter of how bad. Which is worse, the guilt of doing nothing and hoping for the best or the guilt of challenging her right to drive? Forgive my hand wringing. Maybe I make too much of this. This morning I offered to drive my mother to her blood tests, and she accepted. Maybe it’ll be that simple...


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Friday, June 3, 2011

Simcoe West District WI The 109th (and last) Annual Meeting of the Simcoe West District was held at the Sunnidale Corners Community Hall on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, chaired by President Joyce Millsap. As this district has only three branches now it was deemed necessary for us to amalgamate with Simcoe Centre District. Therefore, the members of the three remaining branches in Simcoe West (Avening, Mrs. Alfred Watt Memorial and Sunnidale Corners) voted unanimously to amalgamate with Simcoe Centre District. The Roll Call for the meeting – “Where did we come from?”– was answered by a short history of each of the three branches. Avening Branch began meeting on June 20, 1907, at the Clydebank Farm of the Carruthers family. There were 23 members in the original group and today the branch has 21 members, including 2 Honourary Members. Mrs. Alfred Watt Memorial Branch was founded on April 21, 1953 and is still active today. As a special Centennial project in 1967 they presented a picture of Mrs. Alfred Watt to the Collingwood Museum. Sunnidale Corners Branch was founded in July 1904 and was one of the first in West Simcoe. There were 25 members in the first group. Meetings were held in the Community Hall. They have been a vibrant part of the community from that time until the present. They currently have a membership of 12 and continue to cater dinners, etc. and be active in the community. A special presentation was made to long time Women’s Institute member Gertie Carruthers. Gertie has been a member of Sunnidale Corners Women’s Institute for 65 years. Gertie graduated in nursing in 1946, married and raised a family. When able she returned to nursing, working in hospitals and nursing homes in the area. The Branch presented her

Gertie Carruthers is presented with a corsage by Judy Smith . with a book written by a nursing sister about her work during the Second World War and the District presented her with a planter basket and certificate commemorating her 65 years membership.Following lunch the speaker, Carol Stuart from the Collingwood Library, was introduced. Carol is a specialist in genealogy and has done extensive study on the early settlers in this area. She related the ways the area was settled by military pensioners receiving land grants, United Empire Loyalists resettling in the area, Scottish émigrés and German families. Judy Smith thanked Carol for her most interesting talk. Each branch brought some of their Tweedsmuir History books for the members to look through. These books tell a great deal of the history of this area and are an interesting addition to any gathering. The Avening W. I. will be at the Canada Day Celebrations in Creemore and some of the Tweedsmuir Scrap Books will be available for viewing. Drop by the exhibit and see what has gone on in the area. The meeting closed with the singing of “O Canada”.

The Creemore Tennis Club will hold an introductory clinic on Saturday, June 4 at 1:30 pm. Don’t worry, you won’t have to wear shorts as short as these.

40 years of Creemore tennis The Creemore Tennis Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and is on the lookout for new members. It will hold an introductory clinic on Saturday, June 4 from 1:30 to 4 pm at its courts in Gowan Park, introducing people to the latest way to learn the game. Known as Progressive Tennis, the program starts you out a shorter distance away from your opponent, equipped with a bigger raquet and a larger, low density ball. You then progress upwards until you’re playing a real game of tennis. Anyone who’d like to try it out should bring a pair of good running shoes on Saturday, all other equipment will be provided. Throughout its history, the club has always floated around the 100member mark, but these days the hope is that it can do some “catching up” to its neighbouring clubs in places

like Collingwood and Orangeville, according to spokesperson Lawrence Bell. If enough kids aged 9 and above who want to get into competitive tennis can be attracted, the club could bring in a coach from the Ontario Tennis Association to provide lessons. There are also plans to build a “hitting wall” in Gowan Park just outside the court area, where people can warm up or hit the ball by themselves. The club intends to plant a “wind wall” of cedars on the east side of the courts this year as well. Throughout the year, the club travels to friendly tournaments at neighbouring clubs and holds its own season-ending championship each fall. With more people, it’s hoped that local league play could be established as well. Annual memberships are $42 per adult or $80 for families of two adults and any number of children. For more information about the club, visit www.

Notice: Each year for the last 6 years, Blackdown Army Cadets have come to Creemore throughout the summer and volunteered their time to improve the village by painting, weeding, etc. Diane McKay has been the Community Contact Person but is unable to do so this year due to health issues. Please contact Diane McKay as soon as possible at 705-466-3126 if you can take over this position. Creemore needs you! It will be announced at the end of June if Creemore will be the community of choice for the 7th year.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Braves remain undefeated

Creemore Legion president Norm Nordstrom presents John VanLaar, Sharon Buchanan and Dan MacDonald with the trophy for top team.

Legion Mixed Darts Roundup

Creemore Legion Mixed Darts wound up last Friday night with a dinner and the presentation of trophies. The name of the night was John VanLaar. John and his team of Sharon Buchanan and Dan MacDonald took top place in the regular games and in baseball.  VanLaar was also the only player to get the perfect score of 180.  He also took high score, most finishes and individual baseball wins.  Joe Power was a very close second. Barrie Oakes scored the high finish of 108. Of

the ladies, Gail Hornsby took high score, Valerie Nordstrom got high and most finishes, Jean Cook and Cathy Cook won in individual baseball. Most improved players were Beth Oakes and Jon Oakes.   Darts will begin again the first Friday after Thanksgiving.  Everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary (just ask Beth!). Jean Cook, the Legion’s “darts guru,” was not able to compete this year, but everyone is hoping she’ll return in the fall.

by Fred Mills The Creemore Braves travelled to New Lowell on Sunday to face the Clearview Orioles. Brad Grieveson pitched the win allowing only four hits while striking out eight batters. The Braves had nine hits in total, with Todd Gowan having a pair and Jason Thompson, Chris Greer, Rob Perkins, Brad Grieveson, Robert Kinghan, Ed Akitt and Tom Gateman all reaching first safely. Final score Creemore 11, Clearview 1. The Braves returned home to host Mansfield on Tuesday. Brett Trott took to the mound and tossed a four-hitter, while fanning out three. Creemore’s

bats continued to be as hot as the night’s air, managing nine hits in total with Ryan Bartley leading the hit parade with three hits of his own. Singles went to Steve Dowding, Chris Greer, Bryan Post, Matt Baldrey, Brad Grieveson and Jason Thompson. With the Braves 8-1 win, they remained the only unbeaten team. Creemore travels to Tillsonburg this weekend for a tournament and then returns to the village on Tuesday, June 5 to host Bolton A. First pitch at 6:30 pm. Remember, there is women’s softball every Thursday first game at 6:30 pm.

SUCCESS ON THE DANCEFLOOR During two recent competitions, The Danceroom’s competitive team (at right) was awarded five overall trophies for first, second and third places as well as an award for choreographic excellence. The team had been training hard over the past year in order to attain such great success. From left to right (top row) are assistant director Nicole Campeau, owner/director Jennifer Campbell and artistic director Jennifer Brinston. In the middle row are Hailey Boyle, Brianna Davey, Taylor Drury and Ariel Gionet. In front are Torrie Davey and Gabriella Ekman. Absent are Melanie Gracey, Kristyne Melenhorst and Makayla Peca. Photograph: Paulette Light Photography

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The family of Keith Brett invite you to his 90th Birthday on Saturday, June 4 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.

New Rooms for rent. Furnished. $110 per week includes shared living room, heat, hydro, wireless internet, satellite TV, parking. Linens supplied. No smoking. Call 705-444-4852.

Should Canada Post go on strike, Creemore Echo will make more papers available at all pickup/store locations. People who wish to receive Creemore Echo by email can contact us at info@ or (705) 466-9906.

The Kemp Family at the Art Farm would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the overwhelming support from the community following the tragic barn fire this past March. Plans to rebuild are in the works.


Breedon – The family of Don Breedon would like to thank all our family, friends and neighbours for all their kindness and care during the time Don was ill at home and in hospital. Thank you to everyone for the food they brought to our home. Thank you to our wonderful sons just for being sons. Thank you Barb and our sons for taking me to see Don while he was in hospital. Thank you Emma for taking Samantha for her walk every day. Thank you Wayne for looking after the lawn care. Thank you to the nurses in Collingwood I.C.U. and Dr. Goode for the excellent care they gave Don in his final days. Also to the Creemore Fire Dept. and E.M.S. Thank you to all our friends and neighbours who called or dropped by every day with a hug or a kind word or just to see if I was OK. A special thank you to Lorna May for her compassion and care, and Fawcett Funeral Home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Don would have been overjoyed to see the outpouring of love to his family. Anne Breedon, John, Don, Rob&Ray&Janice & all of their families

The family of Tom & June Montgomery invite you to their 60 th Wedding Anniversary Come & Go Tea on Sunday, June 5 from 2 to 4 pm at Station on the Green. Best wishes only. Come and Go Tea celebrating Florence Bremner’s 80th Birthday on Saturday, June 18 from noon to 3 pm at the Singhampton Community Centre. Best wishes only.

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. Asparagus – Our own homegrown at Giffen’s County Market, Glen Huron Ont. 705-466-3080 ext.222.

yard sales Saturday, June 4: June Bug Yard Sale from 7 am to 1 pm at Sunnidale Corners Hall, 12391 Cty Rd.10 at corner of Hwy 26. Call Mike Schmidt 705-428-3599. Saturday, June 11: Salvation Army 1710 Hope Acres Garage Sale with Silent Auction and Car Wash. (Raindate: June 4 18th) 8 am to11 pm. 9986146Mulmur 3 Tosorontio Townline, Glencairn. Call 7 4 705-466-3435 for more information.


Commercial Kitchen for rent. Contact Joan or Emily at 705-434-2461. Building For Rent. 2400 sq.ft building. Phone 705-466-5360 or email

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Bachelor apartment for rent on Mill Street, Creemore. Available immediately. Non-smoking. $475 / month, heat included, hydro extra. (705)721-3646.



Saturday, June 18: Badjeros United 7 Garage/Bake 5 9 28 am Church Sale from to 1 pm. Find new 6 treasures & grab a hot dog on the run! If you care to donate 3 the 8 sale we will graciously 4 7 items for receive 1 items on6 Friday5evening4(7 to 9 pm) at the church shed. To rent a 2 to sell your own goods call David 6 table 6at 7 1 5 Culham 705-446-7203.

The Clearview Public Library is seeking 2 Children’s Summer Activity Program Assistants. Applicants must be between 15 and 30 years of age and must also have been a full-time student during the previous academic year and be intending to return in the Fall. Both positions are 30 hours per week commencing July 5th and run from Tuesday to Saturday for 8 weeks. Experience in entertaining and educating children aged 3 to 12 years in a structured environment is an asset. Enthusiastic candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and have reliable transportation as both positions will work at a number of locations. Please submit resumes by Wednesday, June 15th to J.La Chapelle, CEO, Clearview Public Library, 201 Huron St. Box 160, Stayner, On L0M 1S0 or by fax (705) 428-3595. BAKER WANTED. Immediate position available in Creemore Foodland. Requires a good understanding of baking techniques and strong understanding of health and safety practices. Strong customer service and good interpersonal communication is an asset. As this is a seven day operation, flexibility is required. Interested applicants please send or deliver resume to: Creemore Foodland, 187 Mill Street, Creemore L0M 1G0.

dining Celebrating June... at last. Then let us one and all, be contented with our lot. June is here this morning & the sun is shining hot. Let us fill our hearts with the glory of the day & banish every doubt & care far, far away. This month we will celebrate our Fathers on June 19 at Mylar & Loretas Restaurant with another fabulous & different buffet fit especially for Dad! For reservations call 705-445-1247.

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English Riding Lessons. Learn how to ride with Equine Canada Certified Coach in Glencairn. Outdoor lessons available, weekday, evenings & weekends. Call 705-466-3705 or 705896-2666. All Season Tree Service. Experienced Arborist / Logger / Chainsaw Operator for hire. Tree removal, brush/trail clearing, danger tree felling, storm cleanup, forest management, etc. Local references available. Please call David Gildiner at (705) 466-5696 or (647) 896-0633 or email A1 Exceptional house cleaning. Seeking new clients in Creemore & area. Free estimates. References if needed. Call Lesley (days) 705-627-8095, (evenings) 705-424-2810.

hockey registration Tuesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 23: Creemore Minor Hockey Registration at Creemore Arena from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For ages 3 to 17. Call 705-466-5578 for more info.

in memoriam In Loving Memory of Larry Belfry. Nothing can ever take away The love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps him near. Always close to my heart, love Betty

markets / farming 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. CS A (Community S upported Agriculture) shares for $25 per week for 12 weeks. Pick-up at Rosemont or Mansfield Place Farm (near Mansfield corner). 15 shares only: seasonal, fresh content. Contact Joan or Emily at 705434-2461.

SIMPSON SPORTING AUCTIONS Firearms & Militaria Auction Saturday, June 11, 9:30am at the Creemore Legion Hall to feature

Quality rifles & shotguns, military firearms, handguns, antique muskets, ammunition, gun scopes, re-loading equipment, militaria - badges, helmets, uniforms, swords, bayonets, knives, telescopes; reference books, sporting & military art, hunting & fishing tackle, outdoor collectibles, camping gear, etc.

John Simpson Auctioneer, Creemore 705-466-2207

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death notices Jarvis, Mylene E. passed away peacefully on August 11, 2010 at the age of 84 years. Mylene will be lovingly remembered by her husband, George, of 61 years, daughter Georgi (John), son Daniel, 2 grandchildren, sister Dale (Stan), brother John (Monica) and their children. Her family would like to thank her caring friends and the staff in I.C.U. at Ridge Meadows Hospital. In Mylene’s memory, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to DEWAR, John Myles – At York Central Hospital on Saturday, May 21, 2011 in his 79th year. John, beloved husband of Monica (nee Lumsden). Loving father of Colleen (Miles), Diane (Mike) and Christopher (Shu). Proud grandfather of Jessica, Jocelyn, Andie, Cassidy and Jake. Loving brother to sister Dale Nixon (Stan) and brother-in-law George Jarvis. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 10030 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11 am. Reception to follow. In John’s memory, a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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• The Creemore Echo •

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hockey Awards

The Creemore Hockey Banquet was held in April, and we apologize for the delay in printing these pictures. Award winners were: Top, left to right; Old Mill House Referee Award – Cody Cleary, presented by Dana Edwards; Bryan Trott Memorial Plaque “for the love of the game” – Riley Haines, presented by Brent Trott; Skate Georgian Bay Award for Most Dedicated Novice Player – Ben Carter, presented by Dana Edwards. Middle, left to right: Bob Patton Memorial Award for Most Improved Atom – Janneke Watt and Jack Sprecker, presented by Miles Morrish; Fair Play PeeWee Award – Nathan Fischer and Tate Millsap, presented by Bill Watt; Ken Morby Memoral Award for Most Defensive Bantam – Jonathan Hare and Cooper Awender, presented by Dana Edwards; Bob Pickering Memorial Plaque for Volunteer of the Year – Dana Edwards, presented by Jared Edwards. Bottom: William West Memorial Trophy for Best Coaching Staff of the Year – Atom Local Coaching Staff Darrell Lowden, Dave Carruthers, Mellissa Morby and Brent Preston, presented by Bill Watt.

8530 Concession 3, Glencairn



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Return used plant pots and trays for recycling to receive 10% off all plants Open Daily 9am to 5pm & Saturdays at Creemore Farmers’ Market




For Sale - First Time Offered 60 year old, 3 Bedroom Cape Cod nestled on 48 acres of meadows, rolling hills, trees and natural springs with views and southern exposure. Located in a most sought after location on paved road within walking distance of the charming village of Creemore.

PATRICK (705) 466-2683 Broker of Record



• 2.8 acres on the outskirts of Creemore • An easy five minute walk into the village • Log home renovated in 2007 by Rockside Campbell Designs • 4,000 sq. ft on two floors plus 1,760 sq ft basement • Heated floors in entrance & basement mud-room • 4 bedrooms • 2 and 1/2 bathrooms • Field-stone wood-burning fireplace • Open-concept living, dining, kitchen • Five appliances and pantry • Heat pump with electrical backup system


$1,200,000 Robin Randall 705-430-3533

14.5 acres of Spruce forest with a lovely 2400 sq ft (main floor) brick bungalow. Finished basement, double detached garage. Additional outbuilding currently houses an outside wood furnace & wood. Home also has a high efficiency oil furnace if you prefer. Located close to Cty Rd 124 on Grey Rd 4, set back from the road. Spacious rooms. A wonderful place for family & friends to gather. Book your showing & decide if this is what you are looking for. $494,900. For further info on this & other properties go to or call 1-800-370-2644. Ask for Gail.

Gail Hayes

Sales Representative

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Smiles at the Market GAMES OF OLD Last weekend’s “Great Northern Medieval Fayre” at the Collingwood Fairgrounds UP IN THE AIR Creemore resid...


Smiles at the Market GAMES OF OLD Last weekend’s “Great Northern Medieval Fayre” at the Collingwood Fairgrounds UP IN THE AIR Creemore resid...