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STATE OF THE ART income equestrian facility with 2 large houses and additional modern staff accommodations located on 12 acres. The property includes 31 stalls, updated bank barn, 78’ x 203’ indoor arena with adjacent heated viewing room with full kitchen/dining area and balconies overlooking the paddocks. Quick access to 401, 407 and QEW. $ 3,980,000 www.brazeauteam.com
FLAMBOROUGH A LONG TREE-LINED LANE leads you onto this 78 acre estate property with a custom execuctive home featuring soaring windows and numerous walkouts to decks with amazing views of ponds and sunsets. Open concept main floor with gourmet kitchen and great room with vaulted ceilings. Finished lower level. Entertainment pavilion with fire place attached to airplane hangar with 40’ overhead door, kitchen, studio and baths. 2 storey bank barn and 2,300 foot grass runway for private plane. $ 5,900,000 www.brazeauteam.com
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LAWN BOWLING GARAGE SALE
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On April 28th, The Burlington Lawn Bowling Club held their garage sale indoors, due to the drizzling rain. There were lots of treasures sold. The lawn club members were delightfully friendly, explaining the sport of lawn bowling, daily maintenance of the lawns and their many social events.
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THE GREAT RIDE N’ STRIDE BY LESLIE STYLES
The sun shined on the 39th Great Ride n’ Stride in aid of cancer research, on April 29th. This was an annual pledgebased fundraiser, where participants rode a bike, walked, ran or rollerbladed up to 17 km. There were about 100 participants, many wearing t-shirts bearing the name and picture of a loved one who had fought a battle with cancer. It was a great day for a great cause. 02
01 Team Banana Republic with Elizabeth, Brittni, Erin, Madison & Bianka 02 Team Mike with Sue, Roy, Chris & Terry 03 The Burlington Bulldogs with Connor, Justin, Ethan & Cameron
01 Supporting Halton Food for Thought 02 Sherry & Doug the Jo Brant Auction Benefits 03 Perfect photography opportunities on the multiple hiking trails at Bronte Creek Provincial Park 04 The Fitness Firm celebrating 20 years of service with a cake, photo from Fitness Firm FB page 05 Enjoying the Lawn Bowling Garage Sale 06 Enjoying Laser Quest, photo from Community Living FB page 07 Shelly, Sheryl & Sharon at The Great Ride n' Stride COMMUNITYCAPTURED.CA
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JOSEPH BRANT AUXILIARY AUCTION
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It was a full house for the Joseph Brant Auxiliary Auction, held at St. Christopherâ€™s Church on April 7th, with proceeds going to purchase state of the art beds for the hospital. This was the 20th year of this event and they have raised over one million dollars so far. A wide variety of antiques, China, linens and much more were going once, going twice, Sold! It was a very successful fundraiser. 02
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Q: In your book, My Days: Happy and Otherwise, it fascinated me how much strength, courage and determination you had. You don’t hear many people have the amount of focus that you had when you were a child, where do you think that came from, your Mom? Absolutely, the fact that I had a crippled brother, I had to be something special. In my mind, to be an actress is of course not the wisest choice in the world, but it was my secret. I would go to the library and read who was who in the famous world and it would say they were born and now they are a star. I would think “what happened in between? How old were they?”
Q: Let’s talk about the power of intentions? In your book you said, “I will become a great actress, I will be in the theatre, I will have all the people clamoring to me, I should be talent.” It’s obvious that you achieved that.
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I had the honour of interviewing legendary actress Marion Ross, also known to millions as Mrs C from the hit TV show, Happy Days. Marion is a lady of honesty, integrity and inspiration. Her newly released book, My Days: Happy and Otherwise, is truly life changing. I encourage you to pick up a copy today.
Q: In your memoirs, you talk about what it was like to be a starry-eyed young girl with dreams, while living in poor rural Minnesota. Can you tell our readers about the struggles you’ve faced and what it took for you to make your dreams come true? You have to understand that I was the second little girl in the family. My brother, who was 18 months younger than me was a crippled boy. So, that made me have to achieve. I had to really try to make up for everything. Also, I was very strong and healthy. I think because my mother was a Canadian immigrant, she made sure we knew we could be whatever we wanted to be. I was told I could do it, so I thought “I will Mama! I will!” 10
This was just written in my diary when I was in about the 6th grade. By the time I got to be 14, I would go to the library and read theatre art magazines and told my mother that I had found a school in Minneapolis, McPhail School of Music & Drama, so I asked her if I could go up in the summer and take care of somebody’s children and take some lessons. My mother said, “of course you can.” So that’s how I started, I stayed with that family for my whole junior school year.
Q: In your earlier years, you were married to a man who was an alcoholic, what advice would you give to others who are faced with this situation? First of all, you have to figure out why you married him? I kept thinking to myself, why would I pick him? That’s an interesting thing, so I started seeing a shrink after asking myself that question, because what was that all about? What was it that attracted me to him? It was pretty complicated.
Q: What I love about you is that you are a very grounded person and you are so genuine. As I was reading throughout the whole book, you stayed that way, you didn’t let fame get to you, which really impressed me. I am quite a realist. I see reality all the time. Being in Hollywood, I was very watchful and would think “oh, not that, don’t do that.” I could see the lurking danger. Thank God I was married right from the get-go, because I got married when I was 21, so I had the protection of being married, even though it was a lot of work, I stayed married for almost 20 years.
Q: You raised a TV family & you raised two real life children. What was your hardest challenge of raising kids and being a mom yourself? At one point, it was earning a living because nobody had a job. I used to go on interviews and the interview people would say, “tell me about yourself.” I would start to cry. I would say “I’m getting a divorce!” and they’d say, “oh God, get her a cup of coffee.” I rented a room out in my house, in fact, one time I was so poor I was just trying to keep the house going. I found a piece of linoleum tile that was breaking in the kitchen. So I put it in the oven, heated it up, put some glue on the back of it and I repaired the kitchen floor. It was so wonderful.
Q: Were your kids very accepting and supportive of when your soul mate cAme into your life?
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Q: Tell me a little bit about your children. My daughter was a writer/producer on Friends and now, she is creating a new pilot. She is a writer/producer for ABC. My son is an actor and he is in a commercial that you’ve probably seen, I think it’s for Geico, George Washington being pulled across the freeway. My granddaughter is a beginner in acting, but she’s got all the looks and the lovely personality. We’ll have to see how much drive she has, because you have to be the engine and it has to come from you.
Q: How much fun was it on the show? I know when Happy Days started, working with Tom Bosley in the beginning was a little tough. Actually, we were like children at play. Jerry Paris, the director, was the biggest child of all. We were more grown up than Jerry. On top of that, Garry Marshall, created the softball team, so a lot of us were interested in softball. We went to Germany and played softball with the US Infantry, along the Russian boarder. Then when the show was totally over, after 11 seasons, the very next morning, we all got on a plane and flew to Okinawa and played softball with the US Marines. I have my own bat with my name on it, my own glove and my own uniform.
Q: Garry often asked you to calm down different cast members. What kind of advice would you give them? They would come to ask me for advice. Poor little Erin, I tried to advise her, but her parents hadn’t given her a good basis or a good background. So, you couldn’t be the parent that they were missing. She was missing that. When we had parties, her parents stayed forever and had a wonderful time. Ron’s father come to the party and then took Ron home right away.
Yes, absolutely because I was 60 years old, so they were all grown up and they liked him. Paul was a Christian Lebanese, born in this country, but his parents were from Lebanon. He was a fantastic cook. Everybody wanted to come here for his cooking! Paul was such a treat because he had been on Broadway and he was a great singer, handsome and strong.
Q: When you meet that Mr. Right, you just know, don’t you? Well, it took about 6 years. It wasn’t until he had an operation and needed to be looked after when I said, “move in here with me.” We were together, but he hadn’t moved in. He was a very independent man and he didn’t want to become Mr. Me.
Q: What is your greatest joy or satisfaction? Well I think there’s a lot of comfort in the fact that I haven’t screwed anything up, that I haven’t made a mess of all of this. I’m very glad of that. I’m pretty pleased of everything. Now I’m 89, which is amazing! I have told my agent, I am retired as far as I don’t want to work anymore because one of the last shows I did, I kept saying “what’s that line?”
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WITH SPIRALIZED ZUCCHINI, ASPARAGUS & TOMATO EN PAPILLOT
aking fish in parchment allows for the flavours to really concentrate. The steam helps to make a perfect sauce and the cleanup is minimal! I often make this when I need an easy dinner for 2 or 4. Serves: 2
Ingredients • 3/4 pound of skinless rainbow trout or salmon, one piece • 2 zucchinis, spiralized or 2 cups prespiralized zucchini • 1/2 of a fresh long red chilli, sliced in rounds • 6 campari tomatoes, each sliced into 3-4 rounds • 1/2 bunch of asparagus, ends removed and stalks cut in half. • 1 tsp sea salt, divided • Freshly ground black pepper to taste • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
Directions S TEP 0 1 On the work surface, lay the sheet of parchment paper lengthwise. The piece of parchment should be about 4 times the length of the fish. S TEP 0 2 Using the lower half of the parchment paper, lay down the spiralized zucchini (this will be the “bed” for the fish). Tuck about half the tomatoes slices and half the red chili rounds in the zucchini noodles. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of the oil, about 1 tsp of the balsamic, sprinkle with salt and pepper. S TEP 0 3 Lay the fish fillet on top of the spiralized zucchini and tomato bed. S TEP 0 4 Drizzle a small amount of the oil on the fish and season with salt and pepper. S TEP 0 5 Distribute the remainder of tomatoes, red chili rounds and all the asparagus spears on top of the fish.
STEP 06 Drizzle the contents of the package with the remainder of the oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. STEP 07 Fold the upper half of the parchment paper over the vegetable/fish mound (you should leave enough space around the food to allow the air to expand and circulate). Starting from one corner, make a fold in the parchment, staple that fold together. Make very tight, closely overlapping little folds starting from one corner and work your way around, towards the opposite corner. Fold the last fold over itself and staple this fold to itself and then a few of the folds along the parchment paper. Place the package on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. STEP 08 Cut the package open and either slide the contents onto a plate or serve directly from the open parchment (you can cut away the top flap and staples). DeliciousDish Serving Suggestion: I like to serve this over a bed of brown rice, quinoa, or millet.
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PETSMART THRILLS MAPLE LEAF FANS BY LESLIE STYLES
ockey legend and pet lover, Curtis “Cujo” Joseph, visited PetSmart in Burlington, on April 7th. PetSmart welcomed fans for a meet and greet with the gold medal winning goalie. Many excited fans came dressed in their Leafs jerseys. Joseph was pleased to shake hands, sign autographs and pose for pictures. As an ambassador for PetSmart Charities, Joseph participates in Petsmart’s “Buy a bag, give a Meal” program, which aids families having difficulty feeding their pets.
07 01 Curtis Joseph & Tom 02 Michelle & Michael with Curtis Joseph 03 Shaun, Debbie, Curtis Joseph & Toylene with Cookie 04 Patricia, Tobin & Curtis Joseph with Bailey 05 Maddison, Beamer & Chris with Curtis Joseph 06 Legendary Goalie Curtis (Cujo) Joseph 07 The Muis family with Curtis Joseph
GRAND OPENING OF TREASURE HUNT BY LESLIE STYLES
Aisles were jam packed at the Burlington Treasure Hunt Grand Opening, on April 6th. Crowds were lured in by low prices and the first 200 customers scored a new t-shirt. The store promises 30-80% percent savings off retail prices. Merchandise includes furniture, housewares, clothing and much more. Burlington Treasure Hunt, the ninth Ontario store, is located at 1035 Plains Road East. For further information go to ilovetreasurehunt.ca. 02
01 Store Manager Anthony, Store Designer Eva & Marketing Manager Jamie 02 The busy check-out line 03 Opening of Treasure Hunt
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2ND ANNUAL PLANT FAIR AT THE ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS BY LESLIE STYLES
The Royal Botanical Gardens presented itâ€™s 2nd Annual Plant Fair at the RBG Centre, on April 21st. Customers got a head start on the season, leaving with unique plants and advice from gardening experts. There were displays for every interest such as bonsai trees, cactus, succulents, peonies and much more. Speakers were scheduled throughout the event, educating the audience on specifics, such as the art of pruning, new roses, trees and shrubs for pollinators and so on. People were able to leave, armed with the knowledge and specific plants needed, to build their own butterfly refuge.
NEW VET HOSPITAL IN TOWN BY LESLIE STYLES
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SCHOOL LIFE CRAIG KIELBURGER SECONDARY SCHOOL
You wouldn’t know it by the weather, but CK is in full on Spring fever as we head into May! We have had an incredible Drama show, won some awards at Robotics and have had our #ProTalk event show the students many future options. The drama department put on “Bury the Dead,” an antiwar one-act that challenges the purpose of war and the people who benefit from it. Our staff and students found it very topical. Congratulations to the Directors, teachers, support staff, students and crew that went into a fabulous night out. The students and staff really did an amazing job!
CKSS Robotics had a great time competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition this year. They had 6 weeks to build a robot for the Power Up Challenge, starting January of this year. After a successful build they competed at the Windsor and McMaster district events where they made it to the elimination rounds. Their performance qualified them for the Ontario District Championships. At the district championships, they continued to excel and along with their alliance partners made it to the semi-finals of the Technology Division before being eliminated from the competition.
On April 24, CK held its #ProTalk event. Students got to choose sessions, given by 60 professionals to learn about careers like an engineer, plumber, criminal lawyer, paramedic, ER nurse, IT manager, police officer, virtual reality specialist, dietitian, artist, chef, accountant, advertising specialist, chiropractor, aircraft maintenance engineer, HVAC, etc. U P CO M I N G E V E N T S MAY 7-8 - Robotics to Ontario Skills MAY 9 - Spring Buffet
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GARY ALLAN HIGH SCHOOL
April marked the midpoint in the second semester. We started off the month with the Easter holiday, followed by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test followed quickly by midterm reports.
April 11th was International Day of Pink, a day to celebrate diversity, acceptance and discourage bullying of all kinds. Our students recognized this by wearing pink shirts, signing pink day pledges, creating bulletin boards, presentations and discussions as part of our Learning Strategies courses. Many staff and students also participated in Jersey day to show our support of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, on April 12th.
This month, our alternative students began taking part in weekly art sessions provided by Arthouse, a Halton based charitable organization that offers free art programs to adolescents and seniors throughout the region. This is a great way for students to express themselves through different forms of art. In May students are looking forward to a trip to Sheridan college, to explore future educational opportunities and a trip to our Halton Hills campus for an engaging, interactive day hosted by McMaster University staff to explore more experiential learning opportunities. Our adult programs continue to progress towards the completion of their online credit courses in pursuit of their High School diploma and/ or acceptance into the post-secondary destination of their choice. Anyone interested in more information about our programs, or how to register should visit our school’s website garyallan.ca. You can also follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/GaryAllanSchool & Twitter: twitter.com/garyallanschool.
MILTON DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
Milton District High School’s motto, “Nihil Nisi Bonum” translates to “nothing but the best,” and this past month consisted of exactly that. From awards, to sports champions, to fundraisers, our mustangs strived for greatness and their work paid off. Olympic athlete and MDHS graduate, Travis Gerrits, returned to his home school to give a presentation to a tenth-grade careers class. Gerrits was a freestyle skier in the Sochi 2014 Olympic games and while he didn’t win a medal, he sees himself as successful. He spoke about his time as an Olympian and gave advice on strategies to balance work and school life like he did. Who knows who else could be a future Olympian at MD! Not everyone can be an Olympian, however, some talented Mustang athletes showed off their skills this month. Our ultimate frisbee team had a great performance at the Abbey Park tournament. They beat KCC in the finals 12-8 and placed first. Great start to the season!
MDHS’s own program lead of Special Education, Sarah Cronin, received a Halton District School Board Inspire Award. This award is for people who go above and beyond to support students and anyone in the HDSB community can nominate or be nominated, including families, neighbours, related organizations, staff, students and school volunteers. She shows her support for students through her consistent acts of care, initiative, innovation and creativity, an award well deserved. So much happens at MD, but we still manage to add more. This year marked our first annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. This inaugural event took place on April 26, on our football field, and included over 200 participants who walked tens of thousands of steps from 2-8 pm. The amazing organizers put the FUN in FUNdraising. The committee was led by Aparna Gunturi, a grade twelve student who worked for two years to make this happen, along with staff advisor Mrs. Richardson. Their committee’s endless hours resulted in complimentary refreshments of water, fruits, vegetables (and pizza for those who raised $35 or more). There were musical performances from MD’s amazing and talented students, as well as dance contests, tug of war, and a bouncy castle. Food trucks were on hand for root beer floats, beavertails, burgers and more. Participants also received luminaries and Relay for Life T-shirts. Memorable moments were many and included Mrs. Norwood’s moving personal story of her journey against cancer. She and other survivors received the honour of the first lap. The final lap was also remarkable, as Mayor Gord Krantz was on hand with principal Ms. Baksys to congratulate organizers and participants. As for the fundraising goal, we embodied our motto. The original goal of $5,000 was reached so quickly it was doubled in an ambitious move to aim high. When the $10,000 mark was passed, organizers and participants watched as the tally continued to rise, and rise, and rise some more. At the time of publishing, the unofficial total of both online and live donations exceeded $20,000 to help fund research to beat cancer. “Nothing but the best” effort resulted in clear success!
Dear The Wine Ladies,
My husband and I will be off later this month to South Carolina for a mini celebration of a friend’s graduation. As a lover of sweet wines, icewine seemed like a good choice. But then I learned there are also sparkling icewines. What are they like? Would this be an appropriate wine to bring? Are they served chilled, like a regular white wine? Are they served in white wine glasses? I’d like to tell them a little about what icewine is and how it’s made. If it’s not too complicated, can you share a few thoughts on that as well? - Diana
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Diana,
A sparkling icewine would be perfect for the occasion. Not only does it satisfy with respect to being a sweet wine, but also the added fanfare surrounding their opening, with the celebratory note of the bubbles will surely be a hit! We started producing icewines here in Ontario in 1984 and became recognized as a leading icewine producer on the global stage in 1991 when Inniskillin won the coveted Grand Prix d’Honneur at Bordeaix’s Vinexpo wine fair.
Icewine is made from grapes that have been left to freeze naturally on the vine. The season begins with netting the grape vines in the fall to protect the grapes from the birds. In order to produce icewine there 18
are strict regulations that the wineries must adhere to. The grapes for example must not be picked until a minimum temperature of -8°C or lower is reached for a sustainable time period. The harvest usually takes place sometime between December and February, typically a stressful time for the winemaker awaiting the perfect condition to get into the vineyards and start picking. Between the time of the end of the growing season and the harvest, the magic takes shape. The grapes dehydrate, concentrating the juices and creating the complex characteristics that lend them the ability to produce the luscious, sweet yet beautiful balanced nectar of the Gods, icewine. Sparkling Vidal ice wines, the most common grape used for making icewines will offer up a delightful blend of tropical fruit flavours, oftentimes of apricot and peach, and with a touch of citrus. Although a superb dessert wine, sparkling icewines also marry well with a variety of appetizers. The delectable flavour is enhanced with a wonderful balance of sweetness and acidity, perfectly delivered to the palate with the effervescence of the lively bubbles. Serve in fluted glasses and well chilled as you would a sparkling wine or a champagne.
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