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The Creemore


Thursday, November 10, 2011 Vol. 11 No. 45

News and views in and around Creemore


Double Book Launch

A Birthday Bash

Collingwood Taoist Tai Chi turns 15.

Ken and darci-que are throwing a party.



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When Boys Go to War: Stanley Royal Remembers World War I Local History

Bands were playing, and Stanley Royal was one gifts and farewells were of the local soldiers who delivered on us. returned home from the “At Val Cartier the first First World War. As you contingent was formed know, a large number of with recruits from all over lives were lost in that war, Canada, 33,000 men in all. men who were Canada’s Helen After the battalions were finest. Many who returned BLACKBURN organized, we were in the refused to speak of their 15th. At the conclusion of experiences, which were a month’s training we were taken to too terrible to imagine. Stanley Quebec Harbour and embarked on Royal, however, was not one of the Megantic. As each boat loaded it these when he returned home to sailed down the St. Lawrence to Gaspe the family farm on the Sixth Line Bay. Here we waited four days till the south of County Road 9. As was the whole convoy of 33 boats arrived. We family’s tradition he “neighboured” crossed the Atlantic together three with the Websters, who were on the abreast, about one hundred yards Sixth Line south of County Road 9. apart. We were given a naval escort After Stanley returned safely from which increased as we continued the battlefields of Europe, he often our voyage. The Megantic was on spent evenings recounting his war the left, leading that line of boats. It experiences with F.E. and Alice was a very fine boat and we travelled Webster. This couple compiled the second class. stories and made a typewriter copy. It “During the passage we had read is from that account I bring you, not to us on three different occasions a one of the horror stories, but tales of list of “don’ts” – looting, showing the early days of enlisting. cowardice in the presence of the “Early in July of 1914, I was enemy, insubordination of a superior working in a factory in Meaford officer – every one of them punishable where all factories were in full swing by death. It sounded liked stories of when they suddenly closed down. the “boo-man” to scare us. The boys I had been told there would be a made a joke of it. place for me if I went to Tilbury so “We arrived at Plymouth after 29 I went, was engaged and then that days on board. The soldiers who were closed. From there I tried London and on fatigue duty were busy unloading then Toronto but found everything the officers’ baggage. Bob Gilpin of closed. This was just before war was Collingwood suggested to me that declared. Was it foreknowledge on we get up town by joining the fatigue the part of Canadian industries or all party. We each took a load of baggage due to a financial crisis? to the dock and found it quite easy to “Naturally, this was an important get out of sight among the piles of factor in deciding men to enlist. When heavy guns in the naval yard, but were war was declared Kelly Johnston and disappointed to find a high stone wall I enlisted with the 48th Highlanders enclosing the docks, with but one gate. under Colonel J.A. Currie. After As we reached the gate we met our spending two weeks at Long Branch commanding officer, Col. J.A. Currie, (west of Toronto) we went to Val returning in a car. He saw us but kindly Cartier, Quebec. We were given a looked the other way. grand send-off before leaving Toronto. We were lauded as brave heroes. (See “A spot” on page 5)


The Creemore Legion’s outdoor Remembrance Day Service will begin on Friday, November 11 at the Creemore Cenotaph at 10 am. Its indoor service will follow at the Creemore Legion. People are asked to be seated by 10:45 am, and are asked to come earlier to view a variety of Remembrance Day artwork done by students at NCPS. The New Lowell Legion’s Remembrance Day Parade will leave the Firehall on Friday, November 11 at 10:30 am and arrive at the New Lowell Legion for an 11 am service.

Echo Briefs A Community Get Together

The Creemore Echo and the Bank Cafe are hosting a BIA After 5 event on Monday, November 14 from 5 to 7 at the Bank Cafe and invite all area businesses and community groups to send representatives. It is hoped that everyone will bring their 2012 event dates and mark them on the Echo’s Community Calendar. This is a chance for the Echo to update everyone’s information on their online business and community directories as well.

Hort Society Meet & Greet

The Creemore Horticultural Society is holding a Meet and Greet Evening for members and guests and anyone else who would like to join or find out more about the Society. The meeting is at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, November 16 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church.

Tree Society Meet & Greet The Tree Society of Creemore’s 1st Annual Meet & Greet on Friday, November 18 at the Station on the Green from 7 to 9 pm. The event will pay tribute to Diane & Brian McKay in honour of their 20 years of leadership. There will also be a guest speaker, John Bacher, author of TwoBillion Trees and Counting. Bacher will discuss the legacy of Edmund Zavitz and Ontario’s reforestation, with particular emphasis on how it impacted our region and the watersheds of the Mad and Noisy Rivers. Tickets are $10, available at the Creemore Echo, Cardboard Castles & Curiosity House or by calling Ingrid Schilling at 705466-2658 or

One Stop Christmas Shop

Duntroon Central Public School will host a One Stop Christmas Shop on Friday, November 18 from 4 to 9 pm. There will be friends, food, fun and of course, shopping!

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Community Calendar Thursday, November 10

• Creemore Echo will publish today due to Remembrance Day. • Clearview Community Policing Committee Meeting at 7 pm in the Council Chambers of the Clearview Township in Stayner. All are welcome to attend.

Friday, November 11

• Creemore Legion Remembrance Day Service starting at the Cenotaph at 10 am followed by a service at the Creemore Legion. Please be seated by 10:45 am. Come early to view children’s artwork. • Stayner Remembrance Day Service at Clearview Administration Centre, 217 Gideon Street, Stayner at 11 am. • New Lowell Remembrance Day Service at 10:30 am at the New Lowell Legion.

Friday, November 11 to Saturday, November 12

• The Michael Tupling Memorial Hockey Tournament at the North Dufferin Community Centre hosted by the Mulmur Melacthon Recreation Committee. For more information contact Paul Mills at 705-466-3429 or


• Creative Custom Urn Workshop hosted by Marcy Stewart Designs on November 19 from 10 am to noon & 2 to 4 pm & November 20 from 1 to 3 pm. Creative Custom Wreath Workshop on November 25 from 10 to noon & 2 to 4 pm & November 26 from 1 to 3 pm. At 19 Elizabeth Street West in Creemore. To register or more information on December workshops & pricing call 705-466-3690 or 519-938-0588 or

Monday, November 14

• Curiosity HouseAuthor Presentation at Nottawasaga & Creemore Public School from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Hugh Brewster and his newly released offering in the new I am Canada series, Deadly Voyage: R.M.S. Titanic, Jamie Laidlaw, April 14, 1912  is an  historically accurate novel, which details the experiences of a young Canadian boy returning to Canada from Britain on the maiden voyage of a doomed luxury liner. A presentation and discussion of his new novel and will be available to sign copies of many of his titles. Books will be available for sale too. Open to the public. We encourage everyone to join us. • Community Group Meet & Greet at The Bank Cafe. The Creemore Echo & Bank Cafe are hosting the BIA After 5 and invite all area businesses and community groups to send representatives. Bring your 2012 event dates & mark them on the Echo’s Community calendar as well as update your information. 5 to 7 pm.

Wednesday, November 16

• Creemore Horticultural Society Meet and Greet Evening for members and guests and anyone else who would like to join us and find out more about our Society. We meet at 7:30 pm at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall on Caroline Street West.  • My Friend’s House 20th Anniversary Celebration. Join us for an intimate evening of music & mingling with Melody Fair. Sample some delicious seasonal flavoured bites by Lakes of Wasaga Banquet Hall. At the beautiful historical All Saints Church Rectory, 32 Elgin Street, Collingwood (Entrance to the Rectory on Ontario Street). Tickets are $60 and are available at Curiosity House or by calling My Friend’s House at 705-444-2586 ext. 21.

Thursday, November 17 to Sunday, November 20

• Wasaga Community Theatre presents Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. November 17 to 19 at 8 pm & November 20 at 2 pm. At Recplex. $18 per person available at IDA, 45th Street or Major’s Guardian Pharmacy, River Rd West or at the door. for details.

Friday, November 18

• “One Stop Christmas Shop” at Duntroon Central Public School from 4 to 9 pm. Local vendors offering a varied and interesting assortment of great gift items.  A children’s make-and-take craft table, overseen by Stayner’s Dopey Kids toy store. Light food & refreshments available. All net proceeds earmarked for the school’s final year-end celebration.  • The Tree Society of Creemore’s 1st Annual Meet & Greet at the Station on the Green from 7 to 9 pm. Help pay tribute to Diane & Brian McKay in honour of their 20 years of leadership. Guest speaker

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This Weekend Saturday, November 12

• A porcelain flotilla of manned longships sets sail in the Mad & Noisy Gallery. Working from 12th Century illustrations, sculptor Juliet Jancso has created a series of detailed cogs, carracks, caravels and longships in white porcelain highlighted by gold leaf. The show, entitled Embarkation, continues until November 21. 154 Mill Street. 705-466-5555 or • Curiosity House Story Hour from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Join Miriam for stories & a small craft activity. For ages 18 months to 6 years. • St. Luke’s Annual Snowflake Bazaar from 11 am to 2 pm at 22 Caroline Street West. Home baking, crafts, prizes, lunch for $7. • Dinner Dance at Station on the Green from 7:30 pm to midnight. A fundraiser for the Santa Claus Parade. $25 per person. Tickets available at Creemore Echo or by contacting John Blohm at 705-466-3130 or Michael Bennett at 705-241-3344. • Fundraiser Dance for Tracy Parry at 7 pm at Sunnidale Corners Community Centre. DJ, food,

door prizes & silent auction. The Danceroom, a dance school, is donating the use of the facility for the benefit. Dancers from the school will also be performing that night. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Georgian Circle Family Restaurant and Fiona’s Bakery. To donate items to the silent auction or for more information call Marlene Finn at 705429-5962. All are encouraged to come.

Sunday, November 13

• Church Services are on page 5. • 143rd Anniversary Service for Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin at 10 am with guest speaker Rev. Robert Graham. Potluck to follow in Church Hall. Everyone is welcome. • Cantorum in Concert “Singyn We All in Merry Myrthe”. A programme of ancient music. At All Saints’ Anglican Church 32 Elgin St. Collingwood at 3 pm. Admission by donation. Proceeds to All Saints’ Anglican Church Raise the Roof Fund.

Upcoming Events is John Bacher, author of 2 Billion Trees and Counting. Dr Bacher will be discussing the legacy of Edmund Zavitz and Ontario’s reforestation with particular emphasis on how it impacted our region and the watersheds of the Mad and Noisy Rivers. Tickets $10 available at Creemore Echo, Cardboard Castles & Curiosity House or Ingrid at 705-4662658 All are welcome. • Ladies Night Out at New Lowell United Church at 7 pm. Guides, Brownies & Church Ladies are hosting a Pampered Chef & Tupperware night.

Saturday, November 19

• Book Launch for Ken Thornton’s new novel The Elusive Dream & darci-que’s newest book Mollie’s Birthday Party from 11 am to 2 pm at Station on the Green.

Sunday, November 20

• St. Luke’s 7th Season of Gift of Music presents “No Strings Attached” Concert, a woodwind quintet who will present classical repertoire from a variety of composers. At St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Caroline Street West at 3 pm. Refreshments will be served following each concert. Tickets will be available at Curiosity House and the Echo $15 per concert or four concerts for $50.

Saturday, November 26

• Dunedin Hanging of the Green. Come out & help make our village in the valley festive. Enjoy hot chocolate and friendship. Dunedin Hall at 10 am. Hope to see you there! • Rosemont Christmas Market from 10 am to 2 pm at the Orange Hall (beside the Globe Restaurant on Hwy 89). Baking, soaps, candles, wooden crafts, dog & horse treats, relishes, pickles, jams, jellies & more. • Knox Presbyterian Church Dunedin invites you to join us for “Harvest in the Hallow” Roast Beef Dinner from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Dunedin Community Centre. Adults &15, youth 6 to 12 $7, under 6 free. Tickets at the door.

Sunday, November 27

• The Path to Expressive Painting (oil or acrylic) from 10 am to 4 pm at The Tremont Studio & Galleries, 2nd floor, unit 6, Collingwood. $75 + materials. For beginner to advanced artists who are interested in breaking out of the box with their painting. Contact Sue Miller at 705-466-3411 or 705-727-6161 or to register. • St. Luke’s 7th Season of Gift of Music presents guitarist Tariq Harb, a doctoral candidate at U of T & an amazingly talented classical and flamenco guitarist. He won in June at the Montreal International Guitar Competition! He has several videos on YouTube where he demonstrates remarkable technique and virtuosity. At St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Caroline Street West at 3 pm. Refreshments will be served following each concert. Tickets will be available at Curiosity House and the Echo $15 per concert or four concerts for $50. • Christ Anglican Church (Batteaux Road, Nottawa) along with St. Paul’s, Singhampton and Church of the Redeemer, Duntroon, invite you to “Make a Joyful Noise”, an evening of gospel music at Christ Church. Enjoy men’s and women’s choruses,

a children’s group, duets and solos and audience. Doors open at 6:30 pm with a start time of 7 pm. No tickets required. A free will offering will be given to the Salvation Army. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Saturday, December 3

• Creemore Santa Claus Parade starting at 1:30 pm. Sponsored by Creemore Legion. Call John Blohm at 705-466-3130 to register your float.

Sunday, December 4

• B&B Open House & Cookie Tasting from 1 to 4 pm. Enjoy a short tour of the B&B’s in the Creemore Area B&B Association. (CABBA) and taste some delightful, homemade Christmas cookies. All monetary donations will support the Creemore Community Christmas Dinner. Angel House, 3 Nelson Street, Creemore 705-466-6505; Cedar Pond, R.R.#2, Creemore 705-466-5065; Clearview Station, R.R.#2, Creemore 705-466-2000; Creemore Comforts, 46 George Street, Creemore 705-466-5221.

Friday, December 9

• The Sound Investment Community Choir of Collingwood presents “A Christmas Concert” at 7:30 pm at St. John’s United Church, Creemore. Directed by Brian Rae, Accompanist Keiko YodenKueper. Featuring a variety of Christmas Classics. Admission by donation.

Friday, December 23

• 32nd Annual 95.1 The Peak FM / Hospital Christmas Draw. Win a Sony HDTV, 3D Blue-ray & more! Draw made live on 95.1 The Peak FM starting at 9 am. Tickets $2 on sale at Creemore Echo or online at

Sunday, December 25

• Community Christmas Dinner at Station on the Green. Social hour serenaded by the wippers at 4:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm. All welcome. Call 705-466-3126 or to reserve your seat, volunteer or donate. TD Canada Trust Account #0330 5202657 will accept financial contributions.

Saturday, January 7

• Theatre Collingwood Drama Training Program for Teens & Adults. First session begins today. For more information contact 705-445-2200 or visit www.


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A Salute to a Brave and Modest Nation by Kevin Myer of The Sunday Telegraph of London England (Ed. We are reprinting this article as a salute to the veterans that we will remember and celebrate on Friday, November 11. It was originally printed in 2002. The only thing we have changed, nine years later, is the number of casualties in Afghanistan to date.) Until the deaths of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, probably almost no one outside their home country had been aware that Canadian troops are deployed in the region. And as always, Canada will bury its dead, just as the rest of the world, as always will forget its sacrifice, just as it always forgets nearly everything Canada ever does. It seems that Canada’s historic mission is to come to the selfless aid both of its friends and of complete strangers, and then, once the crisis is over, to be well and truly ignored. Canada is the perpetual wallflower that stands on the edge of the hall, waiting for someone to come and ask her for a dance. A fire breaks out, she risks life and limb to rescue her fellow dance-goers, and suffers serious injuries. But when the hall is repaired and the dancing resumes, there is Canada, the wallflower still, while those she once helped glamorously cavort across the floor, blithely neglecting her yet again. That is the price Canada pays for sharing the North American continent with the United States, and for being a selfless friend of Britain in two global conflicts. For much of the 20th century, Canada was torn in two different directions: It seemed to be a part of the old world, yet had an address in the new one, and that divided identity ensured that it never fully got the gratitude it deserved. Yet its purely voluntary contribution to the cause of freedom in two world wars was perhaps the greatest of any democracy. Almost 10 per cent of Canada’s entire population of seven million people served in the armed forces during the First World War, and nearly 60,000 died. The great Allied victories of 1918 were spearheaded by Canadian troops, perhaps the most capable soldiers in the entire British order of battle. Canada was repaid for its enormous sacrifice by downright neglect, it’s unique contribution to victory being absorbed into the popular memory as somehow or other the work of the “British.” The Second World War provided a re-run. The Canadian navy began the war with a half dozen vessels, and ended up policing nearly half of the Atlantic against U-boat attack. More than 120 Canadian warships

participated in the Normandy landings, during which 15,000 Canadian soldiers went ashore on D-Day alone. Canada finished the war with the third-largest navy and the fourth largest air force in the world. The world thanked Canada with the same sublime indifference as it had the previous time. Canadian participation in the war was acknowledged in film only if it was necessary to give an American actor a part in a campaign in which the United States had clearly not participated – a touching scrupulousness which, of course, Hollywood has since abandoned, as it has any notion of a separate Canadian identity. So it is a general rule that actors and filmmakers arriving in Hollywood keep their nationality – unless, that is, they are Canadian. Thus Mary Pickford, Walter Huston, Donald Sutherland, Michael J. Fox, William Shatner, Norman Jewison, David Cronenberg, Alex Trebek, Art Linkletter, Mike Weir and Dan Aykroyd have in the popular perception become American, and Christopher Plummer, British. It is as if, in the very act of becoming famous, a Canadian ceases to be Canadian, unless she is Margaret Atwood, who is as unshakably Canadian as a moose, or Celine Dion, for whom Canada has proved quite unable to find any takers. Moreover, Canada is every bit as querulously alert to the achievements of its sons and daughters as the rest of the world is completely unaware of them. The Canadians proudly say of themselves – and are unheard by anyone else – that one per cent of the world’s population has provided 10 per cent of the world’s peacekeeping forces. Canadian soldiers in the past half century have been the greatest peacekeepers on Earth – in 39 missions on

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UN mandates, and six on non-UN peacekeeping duties, from Vietnam to East Timor, from Sinai to Bosnia. Yet the only foreign engagement that has entered the popular non-Canadian imagination was the sorry affair in Somalia, in which out-of-control paratroopers murdered two Somali infiltrators. Their regiment was then disbanded in disgrace – a uniquely Canadian act of self-abasement for which, naturally, the Canadians received no international credit. So who today in the United States knows about the stoic and selfless friendship its northern neighbour has given it in Afghanistan? Rather like Cyrano de Bergerac, Canada repeatedly does honourable things for honourable motives, but instead of being thanked for it, it remains something of a figure of fun. It is the Canadian way, for which Canadians should be proud, yet such honour comes at a high cost. So far in Afghanistan, 158 grieving Canadian families have known that cost all too tragically well. Lest we forget.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The ritual of the 11th

The Remembrance Day service at the Creemore Legion is a touching thing. Touching, of course, in the way that all talk of the wars of the 20th Century is, especially around this time of year, but also for something else. The sacrifices that young Canadians made and continue to make for this country and the world at large, both in the fog of combat or in any other posting during wartime or peacekeeping, is so immense that none of us who haven’t made them can really can fathom it. There are fewer Second World War veterans every year, but there are still plenty from the Korean War and dozens of peacekeeping missions to thank personally. And of course, there are soldiers overseas in Afghanistan right now, making that enormous sacrifice every day. And of course, as huge as that sacrifice is, there is another one, so large as to be undescribable, that we also commemorate on November 11. The one that involves the reading of names. The ones that did not return. All that, of course, makes Remembrance Day an emotional day for everyone. The service at the Creemore Legion, though, is touching for all that and for something else as well. Every year, it is almost exactly the same, right down to the keynote speaker. It’s like a ritual that those of us who attend (and the Legion is always full) go through every year, a touching reminder of how seriously our Legion members take this special day. We truly hope to see you all there, giving thanks for everything. And by that, we mean everything.

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May Johnston submitted this picture which, though branded with a date in 1957, is actually a copy of a picture from 1933. Believe it or not, this crowd of men had all paid $2.50 for a round trip from Creemore to Niagara Falls – in this truck! In this picture, but not identified specifically, are Burton Johnston, Vernon Wilson, Wilfred Wilson, Stuart Morris, Carman Drury, Norman Kidd, Clarence Honsburger, George Black, Kenneth Lemon, Archie Kidd, George Morris, William Ward, Ham Ward, Luke Drury, Stanley Hare, George Garland, Herman Hare, Bill Stewart, Kenneth Patton, Fred Mason, Wilmot Chipchase, Ivan Weir, Bob Dolson, Irwin Shaw, Clifford Marshall, Victor Bates, Steve Scott, Bill Long, Carman Weatherall, George Johnston, Ray Weatherall, Charlie Linton, Kenneth Johnston, Robert Harper, Doug Day, John Allan, Elwood Royal, Dave Dunstan and Gilmore Dunstan. Imagine the trip they must have had!


A retort to letter regarding MP Kellie Leitch Dear Editor: I read with some disdain the letter from Lois and Gary Cauthers (in the November 4th/11 Echo) titled “Questions to Simcoe-Grey MP go unanswered,” for which you allowed a half-page spread. On close examination of the “questions” posed to our rookie MP, you may note that each pre-supposes the “guilt” of our elected representative for not endorsing the writers’ positions, her “guilt” for being a physician who (supposedly) could not possibly dismiss or disagree with their presumptuous questions, and, as well, her not responding to a local issue which is admitted to be not even of federal jurisdiction! We all should recognize questions in the letter sent to Dr. Leitch which are “baiting” and rhetorical in nature. As posed, they are akin to the lawyers’ trick in cross-examination, of asking: “Now, ma’am, answer me yes or no; do you still beat your husband?” As I understand it, our Member is a foremost orthopedic pediatrician.  What relevance does that have to  Canada’s trade position on asbestos, a


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substance which every man-jack of us now knows is carcinogenic? If Ms. Leitch had once been an autoworker, would similar questions have been asked of her concerning automobiles exported from Canada, even though we all know automobiles kill thousands daily around the globe? And far more, of course, than asbestos? If Ms. Lietch had once been a tobacco-farmer, exporting that noxious weed to third world countries, would we still expect it to be her special obligation to respond to a loaded question regarding lung cancer in Zimbabwe? Give me a break! Kyoto was, in my opinion, a stupid and impractical protocol. Surely the Cauthers are grasping when they unearth that dishonoured dinosaur of a Liberal government!  Why, “as a physician,” should our Member have some special obligation to refute her own government’s policy on the Oil Sands? (And why the loaded term “rationalize” used over, and over, and over?)  The question begs its answer, when couched as our “continued excessive contribution... to global

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warming and air pollution.” Surely only someone who always rides a bicycle, has her own wind turbine, and never washes his car, would have the legitimacy to pose such a sly question? With respect to her own “private property,” which may be affected by the quarry controversy, why should the Member have a special obligation “as a Member of Parliament” to make her “voice heard in objecting”? The real stinker in the Cauthers, slanted queries comes in their penultimate paragraph when they attempt to impose on Ms. Leitch an obligation to “bring about positive change in the Conservative Party platform.”  In case the Cauthers hadn’t noticed, Canadians elected a majority government on that platform and, as any student of the political process would know, party platforms are created by the positions adopted by the Party membership at national conventions called for that purpose. More sincerely, Bill Jeffery, Stayner


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Warren Gale, Dave Smith Before starting cards, (2), Toosje Vasvari, Sylvia Bob Veale brought up our Gale and Marg Hope. Marg need to vote on a donation won the travelling prize, and to the Creemore Santa Warren won the Sidewinders Claus Parade, and he loot. mentioned that we had High scorers were Vi given $250 in the past. On Matthews 296, Toosje Sylvia a motion by Ruby Klinck GALE Vasvari 294, Dave Smith to vote the same amount, 292 and Gayle Gordon 262. seconded by Warren Gale, Low was Sylvia Gale with minus 22. we voted, and this motion passed. We have had several mornings where Bob then announced that Progressive the ground is totally white with frost, Euchre would be held every Saturday and yet the other day I picked two evening at the Royal Canadian Legion dandelions that were blooming. Those in Stayner. The cost is $5, and there little critters sure are tough! No wonder is also a 50/50 draw. The dates for they are so hard to get rid of! cards will be November 12, 19 and 26 In last week’s Echo there was a letter and December 3, 10 and 17. Bob then mentioning how much work Chris mentioned that our next potluck lunch and Pat Raible put into the log cabin. will be on November 17. Having seen them take the cabin from We had a nice call from Joan just an idea all the way to the finished Monaghan recently. Joan and Ken are project, I can attest that they put in in Tennessee at the present time, and a huge effort. We all owe a real vote the weather was just great. It seems of thanks to you folks – and also to that, on their trip down to the States, Diane and Brian McKay, who worked Ken started to look for their passports for years as unsung angels whose as they were nearing the border – and handiwork around the town and area discovered they’d been left at home. will bring pleasure to folks for years After a quick U-Turn, they were soon to come. right back home again. So they started I enjoyed Craig Simpson’s column out again the next day, complete with on his and Barbara’s high school passports! reunion in Chicago. He mentions that There were 54 out for cards today, his class had seen “as many as 120 in and after a cute joke supplied by Bob attendance” (that is for one class) and Veale and read out by Barb Pilon, up to 420 graduates. Well, now I know the 50/50 draws went to Pat Winger, why reunions up here take in the whole Marg Hope, Lily Hutchinson, Jim school. Where Craig had 420 in one Rigney, Barb Pilon, Gayle Gordon, grade, it took the entire high school Audrey Tidd and Irma Flack. in Creemore (all five grades) to come Moon shots were played by Peter anywhere near the 120 they had. And Gubbels (2), Lily Hutchinson,

Local Church Directory Sunday, November 13 Knox Presbyterian Church, Dunedin 143rd Anniversary Service

at 10 am. Guest Speaker: Rev. Robert Graham Potluck to follow in Church Hall

Sunday, November 13

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

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

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

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St. James’ Anglican Church Clougher-Lisle Sunday Service at 9:30 am All are welcome to join us.

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holding a reunion for a graduating class of 20 or so just wouldn’t cut it. But I agree with him – reunions are a great time to catch up on everyone’s lives and, yes, they sure are worth attending. There was some terribly sad news this week (November 4) when Norma (Pettigrew) Royal passed away. Norma was only in her fifties, and was a talented gal in many areas such as cake decorating and many other artistic endeavours. Norma was the daughter of Vera Pettigrew, who will miss her terribly, as will her daughter Shannon


and son Ryan. Norma was a sister to Joan Truax, and a good friend to Dee Hanson and many others. She will be missed. We also had our sorrows this week when grandboy Curtis Kidd and his wife Heather (Majak) Kidd had a baby boy that was stillborn. This baby would have been full term in a couple of weeks, but the umbilical cord was around the wee boy’s neck while in the womb, and by the time he arrived, it was too late. We send you all love and sympathy from all your Ontario relatives.

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A spot of fun in England (Continued from page 1) “As we were the first Canadians to arrive in England, we immediately attracted much excited attention. A continually increasing crowd of people of all ages followed us as we went about sight-seeing. When we turned into a pub the place would at once be filled to overflowing with curious people trying to get a good look at us. When we offered Canadian money they did not know what to do with it. The bills were paid by our English enthusiasts and we had no need to go thirsty. Before the day was over we became acquainted with two sisters who invited us to their home for dinner. We accepted but felt like bolting when we found ourselves confronted for the first time with a butler and other servants in the livery. Nothing could exceed the courtesy we received. We might have been princes we were treated so royally, so well indeed, that our champagne glasses were not allowed to become empty. “We remained there until the next day, then, after more sightseeing, we were taken up by the pickets that night. The pickets were under the command of Captain Smith of Toronto. On returning to the Naval Yards where the Naval Marines were drilling, Captain Smith, whom we felt had been picking on us all along, became so officious and offensive

that our resentment got beyond control. An argument followed which became close to a fist fight between Captain Smith and Gilpin and Captain Marshall and myself. While this was going on the pickets stood back with fixed bayonets but took no action. This was a very humiliating experience for our officers to be in the presence of Naval officers, who are more than ordinarily strict. We spent the night in the guard house.” The story goes on and as it turned out they were confined to barracks for two days. Stanley gives a detailed account of their training and life in the trenches in Europe. On November 11, give him a few thoughts along with the others who gave their youth, or their lives, to warfare.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

A dream and a dog, equally elusive by Brad Holden Two of Creemore’s finest people, Ken Thornton and darci-que, will host a launch party on Saturday, November 19 for their respective new books. Ken, at 93 an inspiration to us all, has completed his first novel after previously publishing a book of short stories. Entitled The Elusive Dream, this book follows a young farmboy from the prairies as he becomes a journalist, dresses up as a hobo for a story and takes to the trains, winds up in the hospital, meets a Mountie, and through this relationship finally becomes a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a dream of his since childhood. The suspicion of many who hear of Ken’s book is that it is semi-autobiographical, and he does concede that the character in the book has some similarities to himself. Certainly, they both had the same dream, and had climbed over several obstacles to reach it. Ken, of course, had the Second World War stand in the way of his dream to be a Mountie. After serving in the air force for five years and getting married, he settled down to a more sensible existence. But famously (at least in Creemore), he learned to play the bagpipes at age 83 and was eventually made a member of the RCMP pipe band, playing at several functions every year including the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. “Parts of this book parallel my life, but much of it doesn’t,” said Ken, who starting writing the 350-page tome about 20 years ago. After all that work, he’s proud of the outcome. “I think it has such a lovely twist at the end,” he says with his trademark smile. “Something happens that I am so proud of.” darci-que, on the other hand, has finished another installment in her popular series of children’s books about The Adventures of Mollie Doodle, her loyal Labradoodle. This one, called Mollie’s Birthday Party, must come with a caveat from Creemore Echo: the protaganist in the book is a bearded collie owned by

Ken Thornton and darci-que, good friends and fellow authors, will launch new books this month. this newspaper’s editor, also the writer of this story. His name is Findlay and, following a habit that he has in real life, he runs away from Mollie’s birthday party, causing all the other canine invitees to have to chase him around town. Eventually, he is returned to the party and Mollie is able to share her cake with her friends (a group which includes all of the dogs she’s ever baby sat.) The launch party is taking place from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, November 19 at the Station on the Green. Refreshments will be served.

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were several Creemore members of the Collingwood Branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society at its 15th Anniversary celebration on the weekend. Among the many guests present were Councillor Thom Paterson and Simcoe-Grey MP Kellie Leitch. One of the highlights of the afternoon was a Lion's Dance, with the big drums setting the pace. Kellie Leitch had a lesson on the drums and performed beautifully. In the photo are, in back: Lois Kowal, Dave Nesbitt, Thom Paterson, Frith Bail, Monte Bail and Cheryl Miller. In front: Karen Nesbitt, Pat Raible, Jacquie Paterson, Laura Walton, Deb Smith and Louise Hahn. Kneeling are Dr. Kellie Leitch on the drums and Dr. Bruce McFarlane, medical advisor for the Taoist Tai Chi Society.

A FAMILY AFFAIR The Monday night Ladies League at the Creemore Curling Club saw four

teams ready to throw rocks and sweep. Gayle Millsap (centre) enjoyed the first night, along with her niece Lynn Gowan, her great niece Nicole Gowan, her niece Karen Crevier and her niece Glenda Brown. If you are interested in joining the Ladies League, call Glenda Brown at 705-446-1974 or Linda Kelly at 705-466-2785.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Clearview Library News Titanic author at NCPS LIBRARY NEWS

It’s the turn of the season viewing the action from and Christmas (the Giving inside the library. We have Season) is almost upon the best seats in the town! us. Here at the Creemore And the best children’s branch of The Clearview party will take place “after Public Library, we are the parade” here at the getting ready to set up our Creemore branch where Michele Giving Tree in support of there will be a variety of McKENZIE the Township of Clearview book-signings, crafts and Fire Department and My entertainers that will amuse Friend’s House in Collingwood. At “the child” in people of all ages. this time, we are looking for donations Our CAP students, Alicia and Max, of any kind or amount of yarn to are now accepting bookings for private make blankets, hats, mitts, scarves or tutorials in computer science. If you slippers as well as knitters who would have any questions about navigating like to create these items. If you have cyberspace, buying presents on Ebay any unopened toiletries or sundries or connecting with long lost relatives like soap, shampoo and make-up that by Facebook, please stop by and make are gathering dust, please contribute an appointment for a free lesson. These those to our Giving Tree Basket. sessions will be available until the Just imagine waking up in a morning end of March, 2012. Alicia will be without anything but the clothes on presenting workshops on how to set up your back – what would you appreciate and download electronic books from the most to feel hopeful again? These are Internet in December too. If you receive the items that we are collecting to a Kindle, Kobo or Sony e-reader on spread some Christmas cheer within Christmas morning, do not fret. Alicia our community. will repeat these workshops in early In return for your generosity, we January as well. will be hosting a Christmas Amnesty, Story Hour for Children ages 3 to a Book Sale and a Silent Auction 5 and Ontario Early Years Program over the holiday season. Watch this are in full swing during the month space for more details about these of November. Pop by and join us special activities. Please consider on Tuesday afternoons and Friday this your personal invitation to attend mornings for a great hour of songs, the Lighting of the Christmas Trees stories and crafts for both preschoolers in Creemore and Stayner on Friday, and their mothers. For more details December 2 and the Santa Claus about registration and timings, please Parades on Saturday, December call the circulation desk at 705-4663. If you wish to keep warm and 3011. dry during these parties, plan on See you in the library in November!

by Brad Holden Titanic expert Hugh Brewster, who figures he’s written more books about the famously doomed ship “than anyone on the planet,” says that interest in his favourite subject has ebbed and flowed over the decades. The last peak of interest, of course, came with James Cameron’s epic movie starring Leonardo diCaprio and Kate Winslett, released in 1997. Next year, with the 100th anniversary of the ship’s sinking on April 15, 2012, interest is set to peak again. James Cameron intends to re-release his movie in 3D, a slew of TV mini-series are planned, and tickets are being sold now for memorial cruises over the site where the ship’s remains lay in rest. Brewster, who has a weekend home in Mulmur has written two new books for the occasion: Deadly Voyage, a young person’s novel aimed at boys that tells the tale of a fictional boy on the fateful cruise, and RMS Titanic: Gilded Lives on a Fatal Voyage, an adult book that tells the life stories of some of the glamorous people on board. On Monday, November 14, Brewster will be at Nottawasaga Creemore Public School to talk about the Titanic and read from Deadly Voyage. The presentation will take place from 11:30 am to 1 pm and is open to the public. Brewster, who has done several

Hugh Brewster presentations in the past in the area on his other favourite subject, Canadian military history, and you can bet his Titanic show will be interesting and informative. He’s a master of the slideshow, and he has a long history with the Titanic. Besides his own selection of books on the subject, he used to be the editor and publisher of Madison Press Books, which published Robert Ballard’s The Discovery of the Titanic, a 1.5 million seller that was translated for 14 different countries. “I remember getting a phone call from Robert, the day after he made his discovery,” remembers Hugh. “Now that was a big phone call.”

Clearview Township Notices Notice NOTICE OF SNOW REMOVAL

SCDSB Partnership Meeting

Re: Barrie Central Collegiate The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting a meeting to share information and invite partnership proposals for the rebuilding or redevelopment of Barrie Central Collegiate Institute. When: Tuesday, Nov.15, 2011, at 7 p.m. Where: SCDSB Education Centre 1170 Hwy 26, Midhurst For more information about the meeting, visit

The Municipality or its’ employees will not be responsible for any damage done to vehicles parked or abandoned on Township Road Allowances, sidewalks or parking lots, by the Township Snow Removal or sand forces. Any vehicle left on road allowances, sidewalks or parking lots under the jurisdiction of the Township of Clearview may be referred to the Ontario Provincial Police and removed at the owner’s expense. As per the Highway Traffic Act, Section 170 Subsection (12) no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway. No vehicle shall be parked or left standing on any street, road allowance, sidewalk or municipal parking lot within the Township of Clearview between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the winter season from November 1st, 2011 until March 31st, 2012. Any vehicles parked or left standing during the aforementioned period may be charged to and collected from the owner of the offending vehicle and the matter may be referred to the Ontario Provincial Police. Moreover, anyone guilty of depositing snow on roads, sidewalks or parking lots under the jurisdiction of the Township of Clearview while cleaning lanes, etc. causing an obstruction to traffic or causing damage to snow removal equipment is liable for any damages that may result from same and may be charged under the Highway Traffic Act. Steve Sage, CRS-S Deputy-Director of Public Works Township of Clearview Clearview Township, Box 200, 217 Gideon St. Stayner, ON L0M 1S0 705-428-6230 •

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Crispy Potato Skillet

Makes 2 Hearty Portions Potato Crust: 3 to 4 medium size potatoes (you’ll need 2 1/2 cups grated) 1 small cooking onion, diced fine 1 green onion, sliced thin 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 egg, beaten (or egg substitute - see below) 3 tablespoons canola oil Toppings: 1/2 green pepper, rough chopped 1/2 red pepper, rough chopped 1 small carrot, finely diced 2 green onions, sliced 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 1/2 pound shaved honey maple ham 4 eggs (optional) Preheat oven to 350°. Peel and grate potatoes. Remove as much starchy water from them as possible, by pressing into a colander, and then drying with a clean dishcloth. Place potatoes in a bowl, add cooking onion, green onion, salt and pepper and beaten egg (or egg substitute). Quickly mix ingredients together. Heat an 8 inch cast iron skillet to medium high. Pour in 3 tablespoons canola oil and coat the skillet bottom and sides. Pour the potato mixture into the skillet and pat it with a spoon to flatten it. Let it cook for 5 minutes on the stove top, then place in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the top has browned. While skillet is in the oven, heat a medium size fry pan to medium high. Add EVOO, peppers and carrot; sauté for a few minutes then add green onions, fresh thyme leaves salt and pepper to taste and cook for a few minutes more until softened. Remove to a warm plate, then add sliced shaved ham to pan and fry until browned. Add vegetable mixture back into pan with ham, remove from heat and keep warm. When potatoes are done, remove skillet from oven and let rest. Layer vegetable/ham mixture on top of potatoes. If using eggs, fry them in sauté pan, whatever style you like (I suggest over easy). Carefully lay cooked eggs over top and serve immediately. * Egg substitute - Buy golden flax seeds and grind them to a powder. Mix 1 tablespoon ground flax seed with 2 tablespoons water in a small dish and let sit for 5 minutes. The mixture will thicken and voilà - a worthy substitute equivalent to 1 large size egg.

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I regularly watch the gas fired restaurant style Food Network on TV – the cook top. I was constantly Barefoot Contessa with burning things and one day I all her butter laden dishes got so mad I took one of the and entertaining tips, Chef pots and threw it off our deck at Home where Michael into the wilderness. Luckily, Smith tosses together there were no deer or other Elaine interesting ingredients wildlife in the way at the COLLIER without a “recipe,” and a time, although I think some host of other chefs who of our golden finches used it chop, steam, toss and plate their way into as a birdbath for a few months. When my culinary heart. But here’s the thing.... I finally calmed down (and ran out of have you ever noticed how every pot and other pots to use), Stephen retrieved the pan they use is perfectly shiny new all the offensive pot, cleaned it up and quietly time? The miracle of modern television put it back in the drawer. It does sport a show production allows this to happen. fair sized dent in the side, having bounced In fact, I once saw a behind the scenes off a few boulders on the way down the cooking show where 23 – count’em – 23 hill. I’ve since mastered the finer details different green Le Creuset braising pots of heat versus burn and I confidently were used to showcase one dinner dish. use the pot, dents and all. Its battered From start to finish, I can’t remember appearance would certainly never make what was cooked but I do know all I kept it into a fancy cooking show episode, but seeing was perfectly white interior enamel it does contribute to making some mighty with nary a scratch or stain or old remnant fine meals around the B&B. of something burnt eternally bonded to This week’s recipe utilizes an old the sides, that no dishwasher (automatic fashioned pan – the cast iron skillet. In or manual) could ever remove. Ah, the foodie circles, it appears to be coming miracles of modern television, where back into vogue, but many of you have everything looks new, neat and clean with probably not used one for years. A well no scratches, sprays, splatters or baked on seasoned skillet is a great cooking tool whatever to deal with! which I highly recommend. You can I have a love/hate relationship with my enjoy this dish for breakfast, lunch or current set of pots and pans. I definitely dinner. I’ve included directions for egg have my favourites which get used all the and dairy free, as I first created this for a time. Then I have my “not-so-favourites” guest with food intolerances. Add eggs if – the ones I use when I have to. When you like, and even top with grated cheese we first opened the B&B I bought a for extra flavour. complete new set (manufacturer to Feedback is great – please email me at remain anonymous). However, the pans Until next were no easy match for my super-duper time, eat well, live well....

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Tread Mill. 2.0 HP motor. Computerized walk/run programs. Time, distance, heart rate, calories burned, more features. Seldom used. New $3,880 asking $1,200. Call Stan at 705-466-6337.

I would like to thank everyone for coming to my birthday party. Thanks to United Church ladies for the excellent lunch and flowers. Thanks to everyone for flowers and cards and gifts. Thanks to my wonderful family for arranging everything. Mary Mountford

Royal (nee Pettigrew), Norma Elaine. The family regrets announcing the passing of Norma at her home on Friday, November 4th, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Roger Royal, mother of Ryan and Shannon Royal. Norma is survived by her mother Vera, father the late Harvey Pettigrew. Sister of Joan and her husband Bill Truax, aunt to Adam and Amy Truax. Sister-in-law to Gwen and late husband Robert Royal, aunt to Tammy and Robin Royal. Also aunt to many more nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Fawcett Funeral Home – Creemore. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Friends may visit Norma’s on-line Book of Memories at www.

wanted Wanted - One very large spruce tree for the Creemore Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Creemore Tree Society in December. Desired height is 25-30ft. The Society will come and remove the tree. Call Jim at 705-466-3271.

snowblowing DJC Landscaping & Handyman Services offering Snowblowing Services in the Singhampton, Maple Valley, Dunedin & Glen Huron area. Call Dan Minduik at 705-466-2285 or 705-446-4000.

for rent New Rooms for rent. Furnished. $150 per week includes shared living room, heat, hydro, wireless internet, satellite TV, parking. Linens supplied. No smoking. Call 705-444-4852.

in memoriam Lowe, Naomi Ruth November 11, 2010 Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near Still missed, loved and always dear. Always in our thoughts and hearts, Myrna, Jim, Zachary, Clayton, Luke and Jessy

santa claus parade


Have you made your list? Check out our expanded selection of confections and gift ideas.

Creemore Village Pharmacy 171 Mill Street • 705-466-2311

Creemore’s Santa Claus Parade is on Saturday, December 3 at 1:30 pm. If you would like to have a float in the parade, please contact John Blohm at 705-466-3130 to register.

Bright one bedroom apartment. $600/month includes heat, hydro is extra. Will be available in October. To inquire call 705-466-2356 after 6 pm. Large 2 bedroom apartment, hardwood floors, open concept, new appliances. $750 per month heat included. Contact Don or Angela. 705-466-3006. Large one bedroom ground floor apartment for rent at 149 Mill Street. See Noel at Hillview Cellars. 2 Bedroom house for rent in Creemore with huge yard. Available December 1. Call evenings 705-466-6171. Retail location on Mill Street, Creemore. Call 705-466-6278. 4511

ski rental

6 2Rental. Nicely 8 furnished 1 Ski4Season bedroom 1 apartment 3 with sofa 2 bed in living room. Full kitchen, cable tv, 7 internet 8 and snow 9 removal. 2 wireless min. walk 9 to Creemore, 5 10 4min. drive 2 to Devil’s Glen and 20 min. to Blue 5 7 Mountain and Mansfield. Available 8 6weekly or2 monthly. No3 pets. weekends, Call for details6705-466-3635. 5 1 7 lost / found 1 8 8 3 4 9

lost – One Che “Foster” Guevera Halloween costume (including air pistol). If found call 705-466-6302.

Spike & Rusty: LAUNCH

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Sarah Galesloot

daughter of Lynne & Hans Galesloot, granddaughter of Gerald Blackburn, graduated from University of Lethbridge with a BA in Kinesiology Oct. 2011. Sarah is currently working in Kamloops, BC.

Firearms & Militaria Auction

Saturday, November 19th @9:30am Creemore Legion Hall to feature Estate collections of hunting & collectible rifles & shotguns, rare military firearms, antique muskets & pistols, military uniforms, helmets & gear, scarce medals & badges, German daggers, bayonets, swords, military art, books, ammunition, etc. Additional consignments welcome. John Simpson Auctioneer ICCA


Craig & Barbara Simpson

are celebrating 50 years of marriage on 11/11/11! Congratulations!!! DUNTROON CENTRAL PUBLIC SCHOOL COUNCIL PRESENTS

DUNTROON’S ONE-STOP CHRISTMAS SHOP FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 4 TO 9pm Please join us for an evening of friends, food, fun & Christmas Shopping



• The Creemore Echo •

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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