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The Creemore

Echo Happy Canada Day!

Thursday, June 30, 2011 Vol. 11 No. 26

News and views in and around Creemore

WIND ISSUES AT COUNCIL by Brad Holden Wi n d p o w e r w a s t h e dominant topic at C l e a r v i e w ’s C o u n c i l meeting Monday night, with agenda items relating to industrial wind turbines and/or the proposed Fairview Wind Farm coming up three times over the course of the evening. The most prominent, and perhaps most resonant, was their direction to have Mayor Ken Ferguson send a letter to the Minister of Energy and the Ontario Power Authority pointing out that the Notice of Draft Site Plan for the Fairview Wind Farm issued by wpd Canada on June 8, at the same time they announced their July 13 Public Open House, is drastically different than the one that was included with the company’s Notice of a Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project, issued in early 2010 immediately after the company was awarded a

FIT contract by the Ontario Power Authority. With six of eight planned turbines moved to an entirely new area (and four on the other side of County Road 91, Ferguson’s letter reads that “this submission is essentially an announcement of an entirely new project affecting a different and larger area and should accordingly be processed as a new project rather than an amended project.” As the original Notice of a Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project is considered a regulatory notice to potentially impacted lands, the letter states that “the project has not been amended to relocate proposed turbines within the original study area. Instead, new turbine locations are proposed in an entirely new and substantially expanded study area. This substantial shift in location and (See “Council” on page 3)

THE FUTURE AWAITS Strath Metheral and Ian Rowe were just two of the 33 graduates looking sharp on their arrival at NCPS Tuesday night. For more pictures of the glamorous arrivals, as well as a full list of grads and award winners, see pages 8 and 9. Congratulations to all.

Echo Briefs The Winning Ducks

Wind Movie at Station

The winners of last week’s Upper Mad Duck Race were Samantha Lowe (first), Janessa Bremner (second), Sandra Micks (third). Congrats to all 199 entrants.

The award-winning documentary Windfall, an “eye-opening movie that should be required viewing for anyone concerned about the future of renewable energy,” will have two complimentary showings at the Station on the Green on Saturday, July 2, at 11 am and 5 pm.

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LOG CABIN PROGRESS Four and a half years after the decision to save

the George Street Log Cabin, the ground was broken this week at its new location beside the Creemore Library. A slab foundation is to be laid over the next two weeks, and after that you can expect to see the old cabin gradually reappear. For more information on the project, visit with members of the Creemore Log Cabin Service Board at their booth during the Legion’s Canada Day festivities.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Community Calendar Wednesday, June 29 to August 1

• Art Array is back by popular demand! An eclectic array of Georgian Bay art by eleven professional artists at The Arts Centre, 163 Hurontario St., Collingwood. Open every day from 11 am to 5 pm. 1-800-820-0342 or for more details.

Thursday, June 30

• Sovereign Restaurant presents Live Music and Martinis featuring Aaron Garner from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Call 705-466-3006.

Friday, July 1 CANADA DAY

• Canada Day. Harold Crawford Memorial Bike Parade. Children are to meet at Mad River Park at 3:30 pm. Parade departs at approximately 3:45 pm up Mill to Wellington and over to the Legion. Lots going on at the Legion from then to fireworks at dusk. • Canada Day Adult Street Hockey Tournament on Mill Street, Creemore. Music, prizes, beer tent. Sponsored by the Sunday Night Hockey League and The Old Mill House Pub. $5/ticket for Luongo jersey raffle on sale now at Pub, All funds raised will be donated to Jacob Kenwell’s family. • The Creemore Legion Ladies Auxiliary Canada Day Brunch from 11 am to 1 pm. Bacon, scrambled eggs, French toast, toast, lasagna, fruit cup, muffins, coffee, tea and juice. Everyone welcome. In the afternoon from 2 to 4 pm we will have a BBQ at the Legion. Hamburgers $3.50, hot dogs $2.50, sausage $3. • Windfall. An eye-opening movie playing at 11 am and again at 5 pm at Station on the Green for anyone concerned about the environment & the future of renewable energy.

Monday, July 11

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

Wednesday, July 6

• Mathew Walton  in  Concert performing as part of the Barrie Colours of Music Festival “Midday  Music with Shigeru” program. July 6th, 12 noon, Hi-way Pentecostal Church, 50 Anne St. North, Barrie.  Adults $5, students free.  (www.  For more information contact Laura Walton, 466-5011.

Thursday, July 7

• Help Stop The Quarry 3rd Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament at the Shelburne Golf Club. 18 hole scramble. Registration at 9:30 am, tee off at 10:30 am. $150/golfer or $55 for dinner & silent auction. Call 519-925-3645 to register. • Music in the Park with The Gulleys band Clear

This Weekend

• Honeywood United Church Strawberry Supper in the Arena from 5 to 7 pm. Adults $12, children $5.and preschoolers free. • Creemore Inspired Friday Night Gallery Crawl from 6 to 9 pm. Drop in to Mad & Noisy Gallery, Moyaboya, Maplestone Gallery and Curiosity House for new exhibitions. A unique ‘apres-art’ menu will be featured at Chez Michel after 8 pm. Call 705-466-3331 for reservations. • Tween Dance at the Creemore Arena Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. A benefit dance for Jacob Kenwell hosted by sister Josie. Admission $5. Refreshments: chips and pop for $1. • Canada Day Music in the Park with The Georgian Sound Big Band playing from 7 to 9 pm at Station Park in Stayner. Bring a lawn chair & come out to enjoy some live music.

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. • Creemore Vertical Challenge. 25 to 50 km. Run at 8 am in Creemore. Call Pierre 705-466-3253 or visit • Nottawasaga Daylilies – opening for the season July 1,2 & 3 10 am to 5 pm. See ad on page 6. Our final visit to the Farmers’ Market is on July 2. • Curiosity House Art Opening for Sandy Spencer from 2 to 4 pm. “Here and There and Everywhere...” Sandy’s works in oil on canvas are luminous and

Upcoming Events Country Grass playing from 7 to 9 pm at Station Park in Stayner. Bring a lawn chair & come out to enjoy some live music.

Saturday, July 9

• Stayner Heritage Society presents their 15th Annual Heritage Day including the 1st Stayner Heritage Car Show at Station Park, Stayner. Parade at 11 am, concert in the park at noon featuring The Beinn Gorm Highlanders & the Ballagh Bunch. Draws and prizes at 3:30 pm. Food, beverages, “pie in the park”, popcorn & candy floss. Display and information booths; Silent Auction; 50-50 Draw. Fun for the kids: Heritage Colouring Contest, darci-que & Emily face painting, balloon animals, buttons, games etc. There will also be many other attractions throughout the town. • Everyone is invited to come to the Annual Avening Beef BBQ. Roast beef, baked potato, coleslaw, buns and delicious homemade pie served from 5 to 7:30 pm at the Avening Hall. Adults $12.50, kids 5 to 12 $5, under 5 free. • KICX Video Dance Party at the GNE Fair Grounds from 9 pm to 1 am. $10 advance, $15 at door. Tickets available at Stayner Town and Country, Stayner Dairy Queen, Wasaga Flowers, Investors Group, Collingwood or call 705-444-2992.

Sunday, July 10

• ‘Have Your Say’ at Singhampton Community Hall from 2 to 4 pm. Open kitchen-table style dialogues at this open community forum happening at all communities in Grey Highlands.

Monday, July 11

• Theatre Collingwood kicks off the summer theatre season with a Pre-show Opening Night Cocktail Party at 6:30 pm. Cruise in early to mingle, munch hors d’oeuvres and meet Playwright Maryjane Cruise. Tickets for the ‘reception only’ are $30 and a limited number are available. Contact (705) 445-2200 / (866) 382-2200 /

Monday, July 11 to Saturday, July 16

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• Theatre Collingwood presents the joyful comedy Separate Beds. Two couples celebrating wedding anniversaries on a Caribbean cruise navigate through their relationships. Expect non-stop laughter as you set sail on this heartfelt mid-life journey. July 11 to 16 at 8 pm with matinees on July 12 & 14 at 2 pm. Contact 705-445-2200 or (866) 382-2200 or www.

Tuesday, July 12

• 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!

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reflect the beauty she finds in the world which surrounds her. Please join us at the opening reception and take an opportunity to meet this talented artist. • Mad & Noisy Gallery Opening for Lucid, a showing of paintings and glass by Tanya Zaryski from 2 to 5 pm. Her landscapes of rural buildings, and the spaces between them, and blown glassworks, incorporating the wild imaginings of fairy tales and children’s stories with the familiar rural fields and farmhouses. 154 Mill Street, open daily. 705-466-5555 or Show runs to July 18. • Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin’s Strawberry Supper from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. We are 2 weeks late this year in order to have Ontario Berries. Adults $12, children 6 to 12 $6, under 6 free. • Manito Shrine Club Steak Dinner at 2265 Fairgrounds Rd. N. from 5 to 8 pm. $20 per person. Call 705-428-2984.

Sunday, July 3

• Church Services are on page 5. • 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.

Wednesday, July 13

• Wpd Canada Public Open House to discuss wind turbines on Hwy 91 at Stayner Community Centre.

Thursday, July 14

• Music in the Park with Classic Country Memories playing from 7 to 9 pm at Station Park in Stayner. Bring a lawn chair & come out to enjoy some live music.

Saturday, July 16

• Creemore Children’s Festival. Children’s marketplace, free activities, workshops, demonstrations, live entertainment and surprises all day. Concert featuring The Monkey Bunch. Tickets $10 each by calling 705466-9998. For info or to get involved 705-466-9998 or • 5th Annual Tractor Rally leaving the Dunedin Park at 10 am. Antique tractors make a trek for the day. Call Jim Adams at 705-466-2690 for details. • The New Lowell Knights’ 3rd Annual Ladies Day at the New Lowell Recreational Park. Last year they raised $1400 which was donated to “The Fight Against Women’s Cancer” walk. Baseball game at 1 pm between the Creemore Braves and New Lowell Knights. After the game a BBQ, 50/50 draws, and lots of great prizes. Don’t forget to wear your pink.  More info you can contact Dale Lightheart at dalelightheart@ or (705) 730-2851. • 4th Annual Roast Beef Dinner at Dunedin Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Come out and enjoy a delicious meal. • 50th Anniversary for Roger and Wilma Zeggil at 8 pm at the Manito Shrine Club, 2265 Fairgrounds Rd. N. Please no gifts.

Thursday, July 21

• Music in the Park with Southern Comfort playing from 7 to 9 pm at Station Park in Stayner. Bring a lawn chair & come out to enjoy some live music.

Saturday, July 23

• Honeywood Annual Beef BBQ starting at 3 pm at Honeywood Arena. Music, farm & road equipment display & fire and safety demonstration start at 3 pm. Dinner from 5 to 8 pm. $15 Adults, $5 children 12 and under, 5 and under free. Draws at 8 pm. Proceeds to Arena improvement.

Monday, July 25

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

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Council grapples with wind issues as Fairview looms (Continued from page 1) extent of study area do not qualify the current proposal as a simple amended application.” With that, Ferguson officially requested that wpd be asked to start over with their submission, review and notification requirements. Later in the meeting, Council also lent their support to the Collingwood Regional Airport Service Board, of which Councillor Doug Measures is a member. Not only is Clearview a financial supporter of the airport, the facility is also located within the municipality. With the new Fairview wind turbine locations located a mere 1.6 nautical miles, or roughly three kilometres from the airport, the Board has asked its contributing municipalities and Collingwood, which owns the airport, to articulate its concerns to the the powers that be. Council voted unanimously to support the airport, passing a resolution recognizing that the facility is an important driver of the local economy and requesting “a full and comprehensive review regarding any significant adverse effects the development will have on the safety and regional economic viability of the Collingwood Regional Airport.” Industrial Wind Turbines were also dealt with in a report by Chief Building Inspector Scott McLeod, who pointed

out that the existing building permit schedule hadn’t anticipated larger scale alternative energy applications and included permit fees of $300 per wind turbine. In order to get this changed, McLeod performed a survey of Simcoe, Dufferin, Grey and Bruce County municipalities that had updated their fees to meet the new reality. The

average fee per $1 million installation was $10,587 in Simcoe and $18,154 in the other three Counties. Choosing a number in the middle, McLeod proposed a permit fee of $12 for each thousand dollars value, with a minimum total fee of $300 (applying to all “designated structures,” a catch-all category including wind turbines.)

A turbine with a $1 million assessment would therefore require a permit fee of $12,000. When put to Council, Councillor Brent Preston seemed ready to push for something closer to the $18,000 of neighbouring municipalities to the west. But when it came time to vote, McLeod’s proposed fees passed unanimously.

DID YOU HEAR THE ROAR? For the many people who saw this beautiful Ferrari 360 Spider driving in and around

Creemore from dusk to dawn on Monday, the mystery driver was none other than Murray Lackie, who rented the automobile for the day to stage a photo shoot for an advertisement for his company, mSPEC. Lackie certainly made the most of his day, giving about 25 friends and fellow car buffs joy rides while somehow managing not to lose his license. He’s probably still grinning ear to ear.

Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation 2011 Signature Event Imagine a midsummer evening’s stroll through a vineyard and dinner in a unique setting overlooking the scenic countryside among the hills of Creemore. Turn this dream into the most pleasant of memories on

Saturday, August 13, 2011

beginning at 5:30pm, $200 per person Creemore, ON Tickets are limited and selling quickly For more information and to purchase tickets, contact G&M Hospital Foundation 459 Hume St. Collingwood, ON L9Y 1W9 (705) 444-8644 or


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A day of patriotism

Canada Day (or Dominion Day as Sylvia Gale insists it be called) has arrived, and what better place to celebrate it than the Creemore branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. It’s thanks to that organization’s current and former members, after all, that we have the freedom to cover our faces with red and white paint, decorate our bicycles with flags, battle in the streets for road hockey supremacy or on the fields for a soccer championship, and gather together at the end of the day to watch a grand fireworks display and celebrate the beautiful country we call home. So if you’re feeling at all patriotic on Friday, and it will be hard not to, make sure you head down to the Legion to check out all of the festivities happening there. From community booths to the Legion Ladies’ lunch, from the dunk tank to the Firefighters’ barbecue, it will be a truly happening place. The Legion will also, of course, be continuing their recent tradition of handing out awards to outstanding citizens within our midst. You never know, you might be a recipient! Happy Canada Day, Creemore!


MPP takes issue

Dear Editor: I read with interest your recent editorial about Progressive Conservative plans to cancel the feedin-tariff program. You’re right; the Ontario PC Party will put an end to Dalton McGuinty’s expensive energy experiments. We will only support wind and solar projects in places where they are welcomed and wanted and at prices Ontario families can afford. You’re also right that I have committed to continuing to advocate for Duntroon Central, despite the Board’s decision to close it. I spoke up loudly and often on this issue and I will continue to do so. What’s troubling about your editorial is that for a community newspaper, I find it passing strange that you would question my credibility to do both of those things when for the past four years I have never received a phone call or an email from the Creemore Echo.  Likewise, this year alone I have held five media availabilities.  Those are opportunities for the local media to meet with me and ask me questions. Every other newspaper participates, except the Echo. Your paper cannot accurately judge my commitments if you show no effort to speak with me or to report on the activities of the local MPP. Sincerely, Jim Wilson, MPP Simcoe-Grey Ed. Note: Sorry, Jim. Our editorial was merely a statement on politics and campaign promises in general. We’re sure the Liberals will come out with a few before the year is out as well. In no way were we pointing our comments directly at you.


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Thursday, June 30, 2011

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This picture was taken on June 30, 1951 – exactly 60 years before the publication date of this paper. It shows the newly wedded Bill and Marion Gordon leaving the Dunedin church on a well-decorated haywagon, on route to their new home in Lavender.


Students receive response from Minister Ed. Note: Several week’s ago the Echo published one of several letters concerning the Highland Quarry written by Jamila Monahan’s Grade 3/4 class at NCPS. The letters were later sent to the Minister of Natural Resources, and last week, the class received this reply: Dear Mrs. Monahan: Thank you for sharing with me letters from your Grade 3 and 4 students about the quarry licence application submitted by the Highland Companies in the Township of Melancthon. I am very impressed by the maturity and dedication of your students. They are informed citizens who took the time to get information on this issue and share their opinions with me. Public debate is an important part of good government, and I read with interest their concerns about the effect the proposed quarry would have on air and water quality, especially on the Nottawasaga, Grand, Saugeen and Beaver Rivers, and on the birds, reptiles, amphibians and other wildlife in the area. Mrs. Monahan, I want your students to know that I believe that all Ontarians deserve to live and work in clean, safe communities – communities in which the environment contributes to our overall health and wellbeing. We are still in the early stages of the process, and I have not given any approval for a quarry in Melancthon Township. When the time comes to make a decision about the Melancthon quarry, I will take everyone’s views into consideration. Ontario needs quarries to give us the gravel and stone we need to build and repair our roads and buildings. We also need a healthy environment, clean air, drinkable water and safe communities. We can have all of these things if we all work together to plan carefully and make good decisions. I want to thank Roxana, Liam, Megan, Julian, Tyler, Arran, Samantha, Emma K., Christina, Curtis, Jack, Alex, Travis, Foster, Emma W., Joelle and Ashley for

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the thought and effort they put into this class assignment. Mrs. Monahan, I commend you for fostering an atmosphere where your students can think critically about the world around them. Again, thank you for writing. I wish all of you an enjoyable summer vacation and hope that you will take the time to explore Ontario’s great outdoors. Sincerely, Linda Jeffrey Minister of Natural Resources

Check out NDACT

Letter to the Editor: The Creemore Echo has provided good coverage of the controversy surrounding the proposed mega quarry in Melancthon Township. I would just like to add a little information to keep the controversy in everyone’s thoughts. On Saturday, June 18, a friend and I attended the annual meeting of NDACT – that’s North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce – in Honeywood. They are the people who are opposing the mega quarry and have done an excellent job in spreading information and contacting other groups for assistance. The devastation that could follow the opening of the quarry is almost beyond imagination. I urge the readers of this paper to become informed and do what is possible to help. For helpful information, Google “NDACT.” At the group’s website you will find a list of ten serious concerns and also suggestions for people to write to. With a provincial election on the horizon it would be good to let each party know of your concerns. You may also look for the NDACT booth at the Creemore Farmers’ Market. Helen Blackburn, Nottawa


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President Bob Veale Falls 316, Jim Rigney 300, welcomed 58 players to and Karl Seifert 298. The cards today. low scorer was Marcia We missed our faithful Cameron with 123. secretary, Sylvia Gale, who It seems that two ladies has been “holidaying” in were waiting for their male Collingwood General and chauffeur to pick them up to Irma Marine Hospital. We wish come to cards. Meanwhile FLACK her a speedy return to much the man in question was better health. waiting outside for the Ruby Klink and Barb Pilon both women to come for him. The time entertained with a joke. Jim Rigney was getting short so one of the women announced the strawberry supper to decided to drive. She pulled up to his be held at the Anglican Church in place just as the man, who suddenly Singhampton on Thursday, June 30, remembered that he was supposed to from 4:30 to 7 pm. drive that day, was heading for his truck. The 50/50 draws went to Marjorie They arrived just in time for cards. Did Thompson, Marg Ferguson, Marion I get that right, Kevin? Kelly, Irma Flack (2), Peter Gubbels, The next trip to Rama will be on Audrey Tidd, and Marg Hope. Tuesday, July 5. The bus leaves the Moonshots were played by Pat Creemore Legion at 8:30 am and picks Winger, Peter Gubbels (2), Art up at both New Lowell and Angus. For Bishop, Dave Smith, Karl Seifert, more information please call 705-466Lillian Hiltz, Warren Gale, Carol 5205. Faulkner, Isobelle Gubbels, and There are many activities happening Marg Hope. Dave Smith won the in Creemore on July 1. Enjoy a safe, Sidewinders’ money and Marg Hope happy Canada Day! the travelling prize. Ed. Note: Happy Dominion Day, The high scorers for the day were Sylvia! Hope to see you back soon. (No May Johnston 337 (wow), Marg offence to Irma, who did a great job!)

Canada Day, the day to fronts. Our main imports wear red and white, fire up the are baseball players and acid barbeque and have a beverage rain. – Pierre Trudeau of choice, maybe one that • Patriotism is not dying even says “Canadian” on for one’s country; it is living the label. Whatever way you for one’s country. And for choose to celebrate the day humanity. Perhaps that is Cat just remember your roots not as romantic, but it’s FLACK and how you came to be better. – Agnes Macphail where you are. I do not fly • A Canadian is someone the Canada flag at my house, I fly the who knows how to make love in a Swedish flag, not because I don’t like canoe. – Pierre Burton the Canadian flag or don’t like being here • Canadians have an abiding interest in Canada, but more as a homage to the in surprising those Americans who have struggles of my ancestors who worked, historically made little effort to learn fought and suffered so that I could live in about their neighbour to the North. – a place like Canada. Our country really Peter Jennings is the home of many people and many • The beaver, which has come to histories, something that we should all represent Canada as the eagle does the be proud of. U.S. and the lion Britain, is a flat-tailed, So go ahead, have fun, eat, drink and slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite party like the Canadians we all are, but, off its own testicles or to stand under its as you ooh and ah at the firework display, own falling trees. – June Callwood (she just remember the long journey that your must have been having an off day?) ancestors have made to get you to this • In any world menu, Canada must be place. Happy Canada Day! considered the vichyssoise of nations, • Canadians, we have no south of it’s cold, half French and difficult to which we can speak warmly. – Pritt J. stir. – Stuart Keate Vesiland, National Geographic And to finish off this menagerie • I had no idea that Canada could be of sayings, here is one from a local so much fun. – Bruce Willis celebrity, who is also a sweetheart of • After all we fought the Yanks in a friend: 1812 and kicked them the hell out of our We’ll explain the appeal of curling country— but not with blanks. – Farley to you if you explain the appeal of the Mowat National Rifle Association to us. – Andy • Canada is a country whose main Barrie exports are hockey players and cold Vive Le Canada!

Local Church Directory

Sunday, July 3

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 (July 3 One Service at St. John’s 10:15 am) All are welcome 466-2200

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 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

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

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Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin Communion Service at 10 am with Rev. Jim McVeigh A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

Children entering SK to Grade Five are invited to attend Vacation Bible School July 25 to 29 at

Stayner Brethren in Christ Church Worship Service- Sundays 10:35 am 6th Conc., 1 Km N. of Cty. Rd. 91


Everyone is welcome.

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Homegrown patriotism SAYINGS

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Look who’s back: Alliance is ready to go by Brad Holden Three years after winning a settlement with the Creemore Area Residents’ Association at the Ontario Municipal Board, Alliance Homes is opening the doors on its Mill Street sales office and preparing to start selling homes. Company president Alex Troop met with the Echo this week, with his new sales manager Patti Parsons, a Mansfield resident, at his side. Troop reported that he has now received comments from CARA on Alliance’s Architectural Control Guidelines, a move called for under the OMB settlement, and that no major concerns were heard. Final engineering comments from the Township are due anyday, and Troop’s architects are now finalizing plans for the first phase of development, which will consist of 25 units along the east side of Mary Street, stretching from County Road 9 to just south of Francis Street. Included in those units will be 15 single family homes, one fourplex condominium and one six-plex condominium. Prices are yet to be set, but Troop said he was hoping that the condo units could be under $200,000, making them affordable options for seniors in town wanting to downsize from their current homes. He had no comment on the target price for the detached homes, although he did note that all prices have been somewhat

affected by the $1.6 million he paid in Ontario Municipal Board costs. The entire project, now called “Hometown Creemore,” will go forward in phases and take at least 10 years to complete. The reason for the delay, said Troop, was purely due to the economic crisis that occurred just months after the OMB hearing ended. “Banks weren’t lending, and buyers weren’t buying,” he said. But now, Troop said he has secured an investor and is ready to test the market. In an effort to tie the development to the community of Creemore, Troop has also chosen longtime Creemore merchant Tricia Jeffery, now of Nottawa’s Dovetail Interiors, to be the project’s interior design consultant. If all goes according to plan, Troop said, the sales office should be officially up and running in a couple of weeks At right are two drawings from the “Hometown Creemore” Architectural Control Guidelines. The one at upper right shows an artist’s rendering of what the northwest quadrant of the development might look like from above. At right is a reminder to our readers of what the entire site plan looks like. In total, the plan includes 498 units. Phase one includes the 25 units along Mary Street.

(although it is often open now for the curious). Tenders are being written for the first infrastructure work, the reconstruction of Mary Street to include a new sewer and water line and a curb, gutter and eventually a sidewalk. That work is likely

to begin in late July/early August. “We do have a waiting list, but it’s from a few years ago,” said Troop. “It will be interesting to see what happens.” For more information about Hometown Creemore, visit or call Parsons at 705-520-0160.


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Mulmur Council Notes For the June 22 Council meeting. Notes provided by the clerk’s office. • Council requested that the Director of Public Works go to tender for the replacement of the playground equipment at the Mansfield Ball Park, as well as the installation of a 50 x 100 foot athletic pad, including basketball nets. • Mulmur Council donated $500 to the Shelburne & District Agricultural Society in support of the Fall Fair. • Council accepted the Police Services Board’s recommendation that Council approve over the summer a total of 8 hours of paid duty for each long weekend of July and August. As well, Council accepted the Road Advisory Committee’s recommendation that an extra paid duty one 8 hour shift be added to the July weekend with a written report coming back to Council. The paid duty officers will be focusing on the speed of motorists including motorcyclists and illegal mufflers. • Mulmur Council passed a motion on the recommendation of the Rosemont District Fire Board, for the appointment of Wayne McIssaac as Interim Fire Chief of the Rosemont District Fire Department and Acting Fire Chief Mike Blacklaws as Fire Station Chief for an interim period ending December 31, 2011, effective July 1, 2011.

• Council is continuing to review the Procedural By-Law and has made several other amendments. The Procedural By-Law will be on the next agenda for further discussion and approval. • Mulmur Council passed a motion to support the resolution from the Township of Melancthon concerning the Shelburne & District Fire Board capital expenditures and requesting an operational demonstration of the proposed quint truck. • Connie Phillipson, the Township’s Integrity Commissioner, and Don MacFarlane presented Council with a draft code of conduct and draft code of conduct complaint protocol. Council directed that each member of Council forward their concerns or questions on these documents to the Clerk who in turn will forward them to the Integrity Commissioner for review, comments and recommendations. These documents will be reviewed further at the Tuesday, July 5 meeting. • The Recreation Committee is gearing up for its annual Honeywood Beef Barbeque Fundraiser being held this year on Saturday, July 23. It takes over 200 volunteers to help run this community event. If you are interested in helping out, please contact the Township Office. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 5at 9:30 am.

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Theatre Collingwood’s 2011 Theatre Collingwood’s summer theatre season sparkles with celebrations. It’s an all-Canadian line up, which commemorates anniversaries, a living legend and the world premiere of a new Canadian play. Expect non-stop laughter as you set sail on a joyful, heartfelt midlife journey in Separate Beds (July 11-16, 2011) by Maryjane Cruise. Two couples celebrating wedding anniversaries on a Caribbean cruise navigate the dangerous waters of marriage. Ernie and Twink attempt to put the sizzle back into their marriage while Beth and Blake bask in the perfection of theirs. To celebrate the season opening, the Theatre Collingwood Board will host a pre-show fundraising cocktail party on July 11 at 6:30 pm featuring an opportunity to mingle over a glass of wine, munch on “Caribbean-themed nibbles” and meet Playwright Maryjane Cruise. A limited number of tickets are still available. Leisa Way, accompanied by The Wayward Wind band, returns with her hottest new creation, Rhinestone Cowgirl: A Tribute to Dolly Parton (July 25 – 30). The rags to riches story about Dolly’s career as a singer/songwriter/ actress is a sensational live concert featuring hits such as: “9-5”, “I Will Always Love You”, “Heartbreaker” and more . The band members (Bruce Ley, Randall Kempf, Kim Ratcliffe,





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Author Event with Kathleen Mundy Saturday, July 23 10am to noon

Reading Between the Wines is a memoir of a travelling book club. When they founded the Giller Girls Book Club in 2001, authors Kathleen Mundy, Perry Jongsma and Pat Maaten set out to have regular meetings with other women to discuss books, and to provide members a time to enjoy the company of others without the intrusion of work, family or outside responsibilities. New friendships and interests prompted the club to move in a new direction . It was no longer just about the books. Author Kathleen Mundy will be at the store to share her experiences, provide inspiration and sign copies of her book.

Artists Opening Reception Sandy Spencer Here, there & everywhere... Saturday, July 2, 2 to 4

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Aaron Solomon and Dave Wilson) are all world-class musicians in their own right. The season finale is the world premiere of a new multi-character comedy, Fair Play (August 18-27) written by renowned playwright, Dan Needles. Petunia Valley’s fresh new community theatre and the town’s ancient agricultural society don’t have much in common. But money woes  throw the two groups into an unlikely and rickety partnership to  fundraise for a new building that will house sheep and Shakespeare. Old grudges threaten to bring the project to a grinding halt. Steven Thomas, Artistic Director and Irene Thomas, General Manager have made Creemore their home for two decades now. During the past fourteen years, the duo has been responsible for rebuilding Theatre Collingwood into a fully professional summer theatre company that has produced six world premieres of new Canadian plays. Theatre Collingwood’s year-round Box Office is located in the Rail Car beside the Collingwood Museum at 45 St. Paul St. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at (705) 4452200 or 1 (866) 382-2200 or at www. Theatre Collingwood’s summer performance location is the historic Gayety Theatre in downtown Collingwood, at the corner of Hurontario and Third Street.

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The Creemore Echo congratulates the 2011 NCPS graduates.

The Creemore Echo • Thursday, June 30, 2011 •

Our congratulations to the


NCPS Graduates

Jakob Brooks

Jake Clarmo

Breanna Clement

Jamie Crain

Logan Davidson

Cole Dobinson

Jillian Drebelbis

Hayden Durham

Colin Durish

Jared Edwards

Edward Engel

Hannah Gardner

Jonathan Hare

Camden Henderson

Brittney Hockley

Patrick Honeywell-Bedford

Bradley Hudson

Lucas Jeffery

Caileigh Johnston

Ian Jones

Lauren Kacarevich

Paige Leblond

Dallas McLeod

Strath Metheral

Judah Page

Kevin Rowe

Breana Santia

Justin Shaw

Bailey Thomson

Tess Verstegen

2011 Award Winners

Renata White-Phillips

Clayton Whitley


Jessica Woodward

Purple Hills Arts Award 1st place Hannah Gardner 2nd place Jessica Woodward 3rd place Strath Metheral Purple Hills History Award 1st place Clayton Whitley 2nd place Jamie Crain 3rd place Hannah Gardner Perry Foundation -Highest Achievement 1st place Clayton Whitley 2nd place Colin Durish Outstanding Achievement Hannah Gardner • Caileigh Johnston J.M. Heslip Award Clayton Whitley Outstanding Athlete Jonathan Hare • Caileigh Johnston

Principal's Award Hannah Gardner McLennan Most Improved Girl Breanna Clement McLennan Most Improved Boy Cole Dobinson Creemore Legion Music Award Paige Leblond • Jessica Woodward French Award Clayton Whitley Community Service Award Judah Page Valedictorian Hannah Gardner Outstanding Citizenship Award Judah Page • Bradley Hudson Brittney Hockley • Caileigh Johnston Hannah Gardner


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Thursday, June 30, 2011

These Sue Miller paintings, on the left from several years ago and on the right from this year, show her movement toward “Intuitive Expressionism.”

Letting your feelings dictate what your paintbrush does by Brad Holden For Mad & Noisy artist Sue Miller, there is painting, and there is expression. And the two have not always gone hand in hand. On Saturday, July 9, from 10 to 4 pm, Miller will conduct the next in an ongoing series of Mad & Noisy workshops, this one about how she learned how to marry those two things, and channel them into something she calls “Intuitive Expressionism.” “There was a time when I was painting landscapes when I felt I wasn’t painting what I was actually feeling,” said Miller. “I struggled for a long time with it.” Eventually it was Newfoundland that set her free. Miller started visiting the province in 2003 and bought a house in an outport town there in 2008. As she tried to paint the elemental landscapes that province provides, she finally reached a moment, halfway through a painting, where she put down her brush and picked up her palette knife. Spreading paint across the canvas, she finally realized she could paint from her feelings rather than her eye.

For a while after that, her landscapes became almost abstract, just the hint of a horizon showing among a storm of colour. Gradually, as she’s become more comfortable with the technique, the horizons have become clearer. On July 9, Miller will hold her workshop in Avening’s Carruthers Conservation area. She’ll incorporate music into the natural surroundings and encourage participants to listen to the feelings that such an environment invokes. From there, it’s just putting brush, or palette knife, or whatever you can lay your hands on, to canvas. The key is to get away from painting from pictures and move towards painting from your true self. “It’s about tapping into your intuitive creativity,” explains Miller. “It’s not about looking at your surroundings and painting them, it’s about letting your surroundings quiet your mind, so your stream of consciousness can take over.” To register for the workshop, visit the Mad & Noisy Gallery or call 705-466-5555. To find out more about Miller’s process, you can call her at 705-466-3411.

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“I support wind energy

I live in the area with my family, my wife Christine, and three children. Christine also works here at the G&M as a Lab Technologist. our three children were all born in Yellowknife, N.W.T., where I spent 14 years. I left the city of Toronto and drove to the fresh air of Yellowknife! Regardless of where I am, I enjoy being involved in athletics and have coached hockey, soccer, baseball and ladies broomball.

because farmers have always looked for ways to use their land productively. Wind energy has a growing role to play in Ontario, and I’m proud to be part of that change.”

I really enjoy working with the team at the G&M. From this point in time forward, I believe that healthcare will become an even more important function in our community as our population continues to age.

Bruce Ribey’s family has farmed in Bruce Township for 160 years. They proudly host wind turbines on their land.

At the G&M we’ve got lots of challenges ahead but remember -

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Friday July 1, 2011

at the Creemore Legion & Arena

FIREWORKS AT 9:30pm This day is made possible through the generous support of:

Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society • Heritage Canada • Midwest Metals • Stephens Fuels • Creemore Springs • Clearview Township • BJs Toilets • John Noble Septic • The Creemore Echo • Alliance Homes and individuals donors

Enjoy fundraising BBQs in the afternoon to benefit benefit the Legion Ladies Aux. Aux and The Firefi Firefighters ghters

11am- 1pm Brunch at the Legion Activities Starting at Noon

Adult Street Hockey on Mill Street Kids Soccer behind the arena Youth street hockey in the arena parking lot Dunk Tank and Games • Cub Car Races Antique Farm Equipment Display Avening Women’s Institute Display Military and Telephone Displays 3:00pm Citizen of the Year Award 3:30pm Harold Crawford Memorial Bike Parade - meet at Mad River Park

4:00pm Cake Cutting 6:30pm Tween Dance - Arena Hall 7:30pm The Baker Magic Show Followed by Music & the Fireworks at Dusk


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author Terry Fallis spoke to a large crowd at Station on the Green last Thursday night. The event had originally been planned for the Clearview Council Chambers but interest was so high it was moved to the Station. Fallis, seen here with event organizer Michele McKenzie of the Clearview Library, provided lots of entertainment while talking about his novel The Best Laid Plans, which won the 2011 CBC Canada Reads contest.

TASTE OF SUMMER The Mad & Noisy Red Hatters were spotted at the Avening Church Strawberry Social last Saturday, celebrating the return of strawberries to the Avening Hall after a year’s hiatus.

My whole world’s a swirl of numbers And I’m just a mental midget. My poor brain this so encumbers, I can’t grasp another digit.


For Linda (On Her Retirement) Tim

ARMOUR There are numbers for our telephones, And numbers for our faxes, There are numbers for our speeding zones, And numbers for our taxes. The numerals of my bank account Are such a random cluster, It seems a task I can’t surmount To memorize this muster. I’ve never used an ATM, I like a real teller. Computers – I’m afraid of them I’m just that kind of feller. One lady at our local bank Had memorized my ciphers. She worked for years among the rank And file of banking’s lifers.

I’d stand in line in jeans all patched To make my mortgage payment. Her sweater, broach, and earrings matched No matter what her raiment.

For life is far too valuable To weigh its worth in lucre. Our ruts in life turn malleable When faced with looming euchre.

Though a Luddite they may call me, I’m not losing any slumber, For, whatever may befall me, She’s the girl who’s got my number.

Our dear Linda, in that second, Saw another way of living. As retirement then beckoned, She could go without misgiving.

Though the teller at the wicket Is the public face of lending, It just isn’t proper cricket That they do the bank’s defending.

When the incident was over She had second thoughts about it. Her stick-to-it-ness drove her To delay that thought and doubt it.

A stranger came into our branch To do a little banking, And what ensued would make you blanch, Would set your knees to clanking.

So she took some time on stress leave And a chance to do some thinking, But her heart was on her dress sleeve, You could see her armour’s clinking.

This man would ask what was not owed. This customer got greedy To reap a crop he had not sowed In this, or any TD.

Many ways one might describe her: Friendly, diligent, inspiring. Of the strongest moral fibre But I’d never think “retiring.”

How quickly one’s whole world can change. His plan was clear and crystal. And priorities we’ll rearrange When staring at a pistol.

Happy days to you, Linda. Love Tim.


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Sailing in the Georgian Bay Cup by Fred Mills Last weekend I was invited not only to go for my first “real” sail but also to participate in my first race in the Georgian Bay Cup. I was part of a six-man crew on board of “White Water,” a boat owned by Creemore resident Jim Boyd. The crew consisted of Skipper Jim, Jim Brill, Mike Guttfraind, Dave Rogalsky (also from Creemore), Nicolai Platonov, and myself. The race was a 45-nautical-mile race which began at 7:30 am a start line just off the Collingwood Harbour. Sailing into a northwest wind, we travelled north across Nottawasaga Bay, through the gap between the Campana Shoal and the Christian Island Lighthouse, and clockwise around Beckwith Island (keeping it to starboard). Once we were behind the island we put up the spinnaker and, with great steering by Dave to find the wind we needed, we headed back through the gap and south across Nottawasaga Bay to a finish line back where we started. We finished just after 3 pm. We didn’t finish first but we all had a great day. Thank you to the crew and the Skipper for inviting me.

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46th Annual Beef BBQ at the Honeywood Arena

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Take out available

Getting Underway at 3:00 pm

Music by Kirstin Henry Scott Through the Years - A Farm and Road Equipment Display Fire & Safety Demonstration by Mulmur Melancthon Fire Department

Dinner Served from 5pm to 8pm

$15 Adults, $5 for Children 12 and under, Children 5 years and younger FREE!

Draws at 8pm - proceeds to Arena improvement


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AWI News New Lowell News Happy Canada Day to everyone! I hope you can take part in some celebrations locally or with your family. Our country is great and we should celebrate it with lots of fun, Sandra food and love. BEDNAREK The village of New Lowell will be having a Farmers’ Market starting on Thursday, July 7 from 6 to 9 pm, running into August. It will be at the New Lowell Park Pavilion in the Recreation Park. Come and check out the wares, from homegrown to homemade.  If you wish to be a vendor please call 705-424 4821 for further information. Some of the old bowling trophies have been rescued from the old Community Centre by Tracy Cloutier. If you have any interest in having them or would like further information please call 705424-7416. Our local restaurant/coffee shop is up and running. Welcome back and we wish you success. The Sunnidale Branch of the library has some fun activities for the youth during the summer.  Drop in and check out what you would like your children to be involved in. Next week I will have the list of graduates from our local schools, but we do wish them all a future full of stars that they can reach for! St. John’s United Church in Creemore will be holding joint worship for Avening and New Lowell United Churches for the next three weeks at 10:15 am. Please note the time change for St.John’s. Our Lady of the Assumption School New Lowell 50th Anniversary and Reunion   is on July 2 & 3, 2011   Here are the schedule of events: Saturday July 2 • Brentwood Community Centre will be open 10 am to 12:30 pm.  At 11 am there will be a book reading by Gabriel Mapel, son of OLA Reunion chair Mary Ivits Mapel. Gabriel is 12 years old and author of the book “Oh No Gertrude! The True Story of a Not-so-Naughty Black Bear,” currently being sold in national parks across Canada and the US. • Open house at the school from 1 to 3:30 pm. Opening Ceremonies, Madonna Garden planting,


On a pleasant evening in June members of theAvening W.I. took a scenic drive through the countryside to Irene Trafanenko’s lovely home in the hills near Terra Nova. President Dorothy Shropshire welcomed everyone to the meeting. We have been asked to provide recipes for a cookbook to raise money for the Erland Lee Home. We discussed the W.I. Theme – Back 2 Basics, the modern way, and how we could use it in the coming year. Dorothy gave a thorough report of the Simcoe West District Annual at Sunnidale Corners. This was the last District Annual for Simcoe West, because our branches are now amalgamated with Simcoe Centre’s six branches to form Simcoe Centre West. On May 19 several members from Avening, Sunnidale Corners, and Mrs. Alfred Watt branches travelled to Wyebridge to Simcoe Centre’s Annual meeting to meet and get to know the members of those six institutes. Simcoe Centre covers an area from Midland, Penetanguishene, Wyebridge, Waverley, Elmvale and Minesing. Eighteen members and two guests answered the roll call “What one place did you travel to that was most memorable?” The answers were most interesting and varied – including driving the back roads through the Rocky Mountains, sitting at a sidewalk café in Vienna, Vimy Ridge, driving across the Confederation Bridge, Great Britain and Ireland, London at the time of the underground bombing, the Island of Gegha off Scotland, Bay of Fundy at low and high tide, driving west to the Calgary Stampede and when you got there your children had the measles, and camping on your honeymoon. Marg Palujanskas, Convener of Education, introduced her guest speaker Dorothy Gray. Dorothy showed us beautiful pictures of her trip to Italy to take a cruise from Venice. They flew to Rome, then to Florence and to Venice for the cruise, visiting Athens Greece, Turkey and Croatia. Her favourite country was Croatia and she said she would love to go back there. The scenery in her pictures was magnificent. Our next meeting will be September 8 at the Blue Mountain Retirement Home in Stayner.

decade rooms, old time games and come & go tea and a student art show. Please note: parking for the reunion will be available at ROHES on county road 10, across from school – follow the signs. Wheelchair parking only at the school. • Dinner and Dance at the Creemore Legion. Social starting at 5 pm, roast beef and turkey dinner with all the trimmings at 6 pm (vegetarian meal option must be preordered), guest speakers, slideshow, Alumni Musical Talent and dancing with DJ until 1am.  Tickets for dinner/dance must be purchased by June 16.  Tickets available from OLA school office, Petal Pushers Flower Shoppe in Stayner and online at If you wish to be included in the musical line-up, please contact Mary Mapel at or John Van Niekerk at (705) 428-6500. Sunday July 3 • Outdoor Mass at noon at the school followed by a BBQ lunch. Bring your favourite salad or dessert to share.  amburgers, hotdogs, potato and pasta salad will be provided. There will be a large capacity tent to provide cover rain or shine. Reserve your copy of our commemorative yearbook now! Memories and Reflections is an extensive collection of photos and an anthology of staff and alumni stories documenting the rich history of Our Lady of the Assumption School. Reserve your copy for $30 online at, or at the OLA school office or at Petal Pushers Flower Shoppe in Stayner.    It sounds like a few days of fun, good food and friendship. Have a great week celebrating summer and Canada.

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The Insidious Insinuation of “Self-Agism” THE RUMINATING RUSTICATOR

If you’re under 40 you phenomenon is when we shouldn’t read any further – run into someone from although written in English a previous lifetime, say the following may as well 30 or 40 years ago. Our be in a foreign language, first thought is usually, the comprehension of ‘my how they’ve aged,’ which won’t start for at blissfully unaware they’re least another ten years. thinking exactly the same Aiken SCHERBERGER Ageism is defined as thing about us. prejudice or discrimination But self-ageism is a on the basis of a person’s little different. At its root it’s about how age. I’d like to propose a new word for getting older creeps into our internal the English language: self-ageism. and external dialogue, or perhaps more No, it doesn’t mean a prejudice accurately it’s about the process of against one’s aging self. And like many using our aging in various contexts to words in our language it has several, either boost our egos or prick the egos related but different meanings. Think of other, usually younger, people. of it as a hyphenated contraction of My first experiences of self-ageism self-perception and aging and we’re relate to cycling, a sport and recreation close. that lends itself to older athletes and First, an age-related maxim: participants. And if even just one We never think we’re as old as we of your billions of brain cells has a really are. Or put another way, we competitive neuronal charge, cycling always think we’re younger than our will find it and nurture it until it age. My mother is a good example. overruns your entire brain – the perfect Many times I’ve heard her make breeding ground for self-ageism. reference to someone she may have In its most basic form it goes recently met as “that older woman.” something like this: you’re riding Having been through this before and along with a group of serious cyclists, knowing the answer I still can’t resist some who even shave their legs. As asking: “How old is she, Mom?” The you near the finish the pace picks up to answer will be something like: “Oh 60a furious sprint, your legs pound like something or 70-something.” In other an old Singer sewing machine, your words that “older woman” is ten years lungs ready to burst like a bubble-gum younger than my mother. bubble, and you finish last. Another variation of this You seek solace in the thought, ‘If


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I were as young as these guys they wouldn’t have had a chance.’ That, right there, is self-ageism at its most basic – you’re aging yourself. Not necessarily a bad thing but, the point is, the first time this thought enters your head, it marks a major shift in your self-perception. You’re now an “old guy” in your own mind. The problem is, self-ageism rarely remains silent, part of one’s internal dialogue. Before long it demands to be heard, to be used as a weapon in the war of egos, at least in cycling. It usually sneaks in under the guise of self-deprecation, as in something like ‘not bad for an old fart.’ when the speaker is all of 45 and he knows darnn well he’s just done something pretty impressive, like beat a bunch of 30 year-olds to the finish. The same line can be used by an actual “old fart,” say someone who’s around 65, as he’s just blown past a bunch of 40 year-olds like they were standing still. Here the use of the line serves up a double whammy, first reminding everyone who won the race and, second, that he was a lot older. In its more subtle form, self-ageism can infiltrate as a question. For example if a younger rider has just beaten you up a climb you always start with a compliment: “Wow, he just hammered up the hill.” There’s a pause and then the self-ageism: “How old is he?” The

purpose of the question is not to elicit an answer but to remind everyone the faster climber is so much younger and that’s the only reason the questioner was beaten. The danger of self-ageism is that it can become a psychological crutch and a permanent part of your verbal repertoire, repeating itself like a scratched DVD with all the attendant irritation. The classiest of the “old farts” are those who rarely, if ever, mention their age. A friend who rides to work almost everyday and knocks off a century (100 miles/161km) ride in six hours is a good example. The only time I can “drop him,” i.e. outride him, is on the longest or steepest climbs. Then I remind myself that he’s only 72 years old. Finally, just a few weeks ago I was on a long mass participation ride, when I found myself riding with only one other guy. We rode together for a few hours at a pretty good pace and I began to tire. Finally, I had to “pull the chute” and I told John to go on without me and that I would ride in alone. After graciously making sure I was okay, he stomped on the pedals and took off up the road. I’d found out earlier that John was 66 years old and as he disappeared ahead into the distance I thought, “I’ve got 11 years to catch up to him.”


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Another mixed week for Braves Saturday, June 25, at Creemore Creemore 6, Orillia 1 Matt Baldry pitched the win, allowing five hits while fanning seven batters. Creemore had nine hits with Steve Dowding and Dan Gowan each having a pair and singles going to Chris Greer, Todd Gowan, Rob Perkins, Brad Grieveson and Jeff Akitt. Sunday, June 26 at Creemore Creemore 8, Aurora 7 Ryan Bartley lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits and striking out eight batters. Matt Baldry threw 1/3 innings of relief for the win, allowing two runs on two hits. The Braves had seven hits, with Todd Gowan leading the way with three including a three-run homer. Steve Dowding had two hits and Ryan Bartley and Tom Gateman both had one. Tuesday, June 28 at Creemore Ivy 11, Creemore 0 Brett Trott took the loss, giving up nine runs on eight hits and striking out two batters. Jeff Akitt threw one inning of relief, allowing two runs on three hits. The Creemore bats were silent as they only claimed two hits – one each by Chris Greer and Tom Gateman. Next week Creemore travels to Aurora on Wednesday, July 6 for a 7 pm game and then on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 pm they are in Lisle.

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Calling all recreation service providers & community organizations. Clearview Township is collecting programming & special event information from September 1, 2011 to February 29, 2012 for the 20112012 Fall-Winter Community Culture & Recreation Guide. Free listings. Fax Jacqueline Soczka at 705-428-0288 or email to by July 4.

Veinot – The family of the late Blair Veinot would like to thank everyone; family, friends, and neighbours for their thoughtfulness & support during this difficult time. Special thanks to everyone who sent flowers, donations & prepared food during our time of grief. Your expressions of kindness are much appreciated. Special thanks to Dr. Scott Houston, Jim Henderson of Fawcett Funeral Home, Rev. Ian Stuart for the lovely Celebration of Life, and many thanks to Melissa Meek for the beautiful flower arrangements. Thank you, from the Veinot family

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yard sales Friday, July 1 till it’s all gone – 8335 Cty Rd 9 (2 miles west of Creemore). Yard Sale: Tools, fridge, freezer, garden tools, lots of household items, wall unit, work bench & more. Friday, July 1 starting at noon & Saturday, July 2 starting at 8:30 am – 208 Sunnidale Street, Stayner. Extravaganza Collectibles Sale. Antiques, retro, royalty, linens, quilts, furniture, pictures, cups & saucers, lamps, salt & peppers, teapots, kitchenware, toys. Saturday, July 2 – 7 Jardine Crescent, Creemore. Yard sale from 8 am to 1 pm. Cancelled if rain. Saturday, July 2 – 7257 Cty Rd 9 (1 mile east of Creemore) 8 am to 3 pm. Toys, games, tools, household goods; Big Items: 5th Wheel hitch (Reese 14K); Electric Water Heater, never with hard water (Replaced with Gas fired), Pump Organ desk conversion; 2611 Woodstove; Heintzman & Co. upright piano in excellent condition with tuning pegs tight; Shamu cruising bike, never ridden; Trek 2shape. 5 Call Murray mountain bike in8good at 705-466-5117 for details.



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Many thanks to the members of Avening United Church for the tribute & the “Rachel Stephens Memorial Lily” we received on Sunday. This beautiful plant now has a special place in our flower garden & will remind us of the many years spent as your treasurer. It was a privilege and honour to have been part of your church history. May God bless. Myrtle & Bob Carruthers Thanks to Linda Cockton for making us her special “Mile High Strawberry Pie”! It was delicious! Creemore Echo

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dEATH nOTICE GRANT, Lynne - Peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the age of 57 years. Predeceased by her husband John, remembered always by Sandy Galloway. Forever loved by her children Mary, Abby, Carey, Anita and Steven. Loving Grandma to her nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home (201 Minet’s Point Road at Yonge) on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11 am. Interment Creemore Union Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Ontario Liver Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www. The organizers of the Creemore Curling Club Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation would like to thank all those who helped to make our June 18th tournament a success. We would like to send out a special thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who made cash donations or donated items to the silent auction and/or prize table. A total of $8,000 was raised for equipment for the Obstetrics/Surgical Unit. We sincerely apologize to anyone who we may have missed on the list below but please know we are truly thankful. Duntroon Highlands Golf Course • Mill Pond Furniture Co. • Wood by Whit – Steve Whitley • Hillview Cellars Winery • Hamilton Bros. Tinbrmart • Marcel Weel – Weel Do It • McKee Tire • TD Canada Trust • Mylar & Loreta’s • Brent Laing • The Old Mill House Pub • The Stone Angels • Collingwood Nissan/Lockhart Automart • Cut & Dried Flower Farm • Howard and Heather Walker • Marie Stephenson • Kells Service Centre • Pizza Perfect • Bill Crysdale • Curiosity House Books • Marci Lipman • Paintworks – Steve Prosser • Paul Crevier Carpentry Ltd. • Shirley’s Touch of Glass • Jim & Rita Madill • Lana Bryant • Creemore Springs Brewery • ReMax Creemore Hills Realty – Austin Boake • Darpak Inc. • Sovereign Restaurant • Rural Roots Nursery • Stayner Timbrmart • Creemore Echo • Cardboard Castles • Stayner Rental • Paul Ruppel • Nottawasaga Daylilies • Chez Michel • Giffens Country Market • Bill Martens • Bill Martens •Affairs Catering, Bakery & Café • Creemore Village Pharmacy • Collingwood Fuels • Creemore Home Hardware • Maplestone Gallery • Steve Lindsay and Donna Baylis • Bob and Joan McLeod • Collingwood Toyota • Bill Courtney • Peter Crew • David Carin

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