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peechless, Jennifer Mook-Sang’s debut novel for young adults aged 9-12, is one of those witty, can’t-put-down books of juvenile fiction that resonates with anyone who’s ever been to school. Although it’s for young adults, I enjoyed Speechless as much as any good work of fiction and even tested it on my reluctant eight year old reader. Speechless passed with flying colours. It’s not surprising then, that Speechless was shortlisted for several awards including the CBC Best Books of the Year 2015 and Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2016 to name two of the many. Who can resist the journey of Joe Alton Miles, known as Jelly, when he decides to enter a speech competition to win the coveted prize of a tablet and all its accessories? It’s not that Jelly is good at public speaking. He’s terrified of being on stage but he wants that tablet more than anything. Also standing in his way is the smart, popular Victoria who has won all previous speech prizes and thinks she deserves to win. When Jelly keeps his speech topic a secret (he has no idea what to talk about), Victoria gets competitive in a mean, bullying kind of way. Jelly grows over time as he learns what he is capable of and we get a glimpse into Victoria’s character:

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the pressure to be the best and succeed at everything results in behaviour that appears mean, masking hurt and insecurity. Mook-Sang came to Canada from Guyana in the early seventies when she was fourteen. Experiencing culture shock and being on the outside helped her to develop characters that are three dimensional and who see the world in different ways. She never thought of herself as a writer but when she read bedtime stories to her sons, she fell in love with reading all over again. Children’s books grab her and she laughs as she says she’s stuck at age twelve, “that age where you are discovering yourself but there’s still so much to figure out and learn who people are and why they do what they do.” Jennifer Mook-Sang is in the enviable position of being a full time writer. Once a stay-at-home-mom of two boys who are no longer at home, her job is to sit and write. Writing groups are a great source of inspiration, especially those that critique and spur her on. She has an illustrated children’s book coming out in the fall and is working on another character from Speechless who gets her own book. It’s not Victoria, but that may one day be a possibility.


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LOOKING FOR MY FUREVER FRIEND. As you can see, Roger is super handsome! He enjoys the companionship of his humans and seems to like getting brushed. He is very sweet and gentle. Roger will require a stable, routine home with a fenced yard. He also wants lots of affection from his humans. Roger is very fearful of strangers and shows some aggression towards other animals so training and lifestyle match will be needed. He will need to go to a home with no kids under 10 years old and no other animals. He wants to be the king of his castle. All adoptable dogs have been given a behavioural test and our staff will be happy to explain the testing and discuss the results with potential adopters during the initial meeting with the dog you are interested in.

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LINCOLN

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CELEBRATING

CANADA I50

By now most gardeners are wondering what this summer is going to look like for gardening. Of course, winter has not finished with us but we must admit this is an unusual one. So far we have been couch gardening, dreaming up ideas for the new season. Our gardens can display our love and respect for this country by planting red and white annuals. We could be in for a hot and dry summer so we need flowers that are drought tolerant and necessary to keep our water bills down.

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Let's look at various plants that will give what we want as well as helpers in keeping the ground moist along with lots of mulch. First though, you need to select the area you would like to display your pride in Canada. If you are starting with a grassy area the best way to prepare a new bed and not break your back is to layer newspapers with dry leaves and some soil or compost. Use your hose to water down the layers. You can also use cardboard as a layer. There should be at least six layers of newspapers. Cover with black plastic sheeting held down with stones or spikes. The sun will heat up the plastic an you will be able to turn the soil and have the beds ready for the May 24th weekend. While your bed is preparing itself, you need to consider what plants in red and white you would like. The Lincoln Garden Club and Horticultural Society can help you find the right flowers as they will be having their Plant Sale on May 13th from 8:00am - 2:00pm, located on the South Service Road just east of Victoria Avenue in Vineland.

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Years ago, red and white flowers mixed together were considered ill omens. In England if you were a superstitious person you would definitely not put together red and white flowers. It was a no-no to take red and white flowers to someone in the hospital as they represented blood and tears or death. It was acceptable to separate the colours in two vases. Perhaps some of you have read novelist Phillipa Gregory's books on English history on the War of the Roses. The red rose was the symbol of the House of Lancaster, with such kings as Richard III and the white rose was the symbol of the Tudors, whose kings and queens were Henry the Eighth and Elizabeth 1st. These two houses represented blood and peace. Now back to our gardens. Nice displays can be made with red and white geraniums or petunias, which are very hardy. There are many types of annuals that will make great displays. May 13th will be the last activity for the club until September when we will meet on September 16th at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre at 4890 Victoria Avenue in Vineland Station. Join us for coffee and refreshments at 9:30am, meeting starting at 10:00am for an interesting and informative time. Submitted by: Dianne Perry

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MAY 5-28 Sip & Sizzle at Niagara-On-The-Lake niagarafallstourism.com

MAY 19-21 Niagara Falls Elvis Festival niagarafallselvisfestival.com

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Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit Golf Tournament gamru.ca

MAY 26-28 Springlicious in Niagara Falls springlicious.ca

MAY 27 Hawk Talk at Featherstone Estate Winery wine@featherstonewinery.ca

EVERY THURSDAY Grimsby Farmer’s Market grimsbyfarmersmarket.ca

JUNE 2-4 Dundas International Buskerfest dundasbuskerfest.com

JUNE 2-4 Niagara Falls Comic Con niagarafallscomiccon.com Grimsby Festival of Arts grimsby-festival-arts.com

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JUNE 4 Xtracurricular 2017 at Grimsby Public Art Gallery

JUNE 10-18 Sound of Music Festival in Burlington soundofmusic.ca

JUNE 18 Father’s Day Car Show safariniagara.com

JUNE 23-24 Cider Fest at Puddicombe Farms & Winery in Winona ciderfest.ca

JUNE 28 highfieldimages.com

Grimsby Mutt Show grimsby.ca

JULY 1 Canada Day at Grimsby Museum grimsby.ca

JULY 7 Family Movie Night in the Park - Coronation Park

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JULY 8 Grimsby’s Garden Tour - Main Street, Grimsby

JULY 13-15 Happening at the Forty Festival festivalattheforty.com

JULY 19 - AUG 30 Historical Wednesday Walks at 7:00 pm grimsby.ca

JULY 21 Music in the Park - Coronation Park

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CC TOP 5

TOP 5 WAYS TO

CELEBRATE

DADFATHER'S DAY this

0I CHOOSE AN ACTIVITY THAT DAD LIKES...

NOT WHAT YOU LIKE TO DO!

Though chances are that he’ll savour time spent with you regardless of what you pick.

02 MAKE IT A FAMILY EVENT As lovely as one-on-one time is, include others so that Dad feels extra special. Gathering generations of kin and photographing it, will be a time honoured gift.

03 TRAVEL DOWN HIS MEMORY LANE Remember when; tell me about; how was it when you were my age… are opportunities to relate and get to know Dad well.

POPS-PAPA-PAPPYDADDY-PA-PERE FUN FACT: LINGUISTS SAY THAT FATHER NICKNAMES ARE OFTEN WHAT DEVELOPING BABIES ARE CAPABLE OF SAYING 04 GAME TIME Play a sport together, attend a game or encourage a little friendly competition. Being active together is great exercise and bonding time.

05 GRAB A BITE TOGETHER No small talk needed, just good food - feeding the soul. “Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.” - Anthony Bourdain

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DELICIOUS DISH RECIPE

6-INGREDIENT

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SERVING SIZE: Makes 12 NOTE: If I don’t have buttermilk, I mix the milk and lemon juice and let stand for 5 minutes, and voila... buttermilk!

Adding pesto to the turkey adds a quick and easy punch of flavour. You can use regular pesto or I use store bought no-cheese, no-nut pesto from my favourite local pasta shop. Try to get the “fresh” pesto from the refrigerated section rather than the pesto in the jar on the shelf, it is much better! This dinner comes together in well under 1-hour. Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

F O R THE T U R K E Y B A L L S

S T EP 01

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In a large mixing bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, pesto, salt and pepper. Add the turkey and mix well. Prepare a parchment-lined tray. Roll the mixture into 1" balls. You should have about 25-30 balls.

1 lb ground turkey* 2/3 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup store bought pesto or homemade 1 tsp kosher salt Plenty of freshly ground pepper

• 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil F O R THE SA U CE

• 2 large cloves garlic, minced • 1 (28 ounce) can of San Marzano tomatoes, crushed with your hands • 1 tsp kosher salt • Plenty of freshly ground pepper • 1/2 tsp sugar • • • •

12 oz spaghetti noodles** 6 basil leaves, shredded, optional Grated parmesan reggiano, optional Red chili flakes, optional

* Don’t use white meat turkey. Use the regular ground turkey. ** 12oz or 340gm is 3/4 of a bag of pasta. I don’t use the whole bag because the ratio of meatballs to pasta is perfect and 12oz serves 4 perfectly!

S T EP 02

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. Brown the meatballs all over for about 8-10 minutes, transfer to a clean surface (I use a plate). S T EP 03

Add the garlic to the same pan, cook for 30 seconds, add the tomatoes, crush the larger pieces, add the salt, pepper and sugar and let bubble over medium high heat for 5-8 minutes. Add the turkey balls back into the pan, cover, turn heat to low and cook for another 5-10 minutes. S T EP 04

In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to boil, add 1tbsp salt, and boil the noodles according to package direction, keeping them al-dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and then drain the noodles, put the pasta back into the pasta pot and add the sauce to the pasta. Add the pasta water a small amount at a time if needed to finish cooking the pasta or to thin the sauce (you may not need it).

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BEAMSVILLE DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL

WIZAR D OF O Z - M U S I CA L P RO D U CT I O N

“Student Rock” is a Niagara Regional Police run guitar competition that pairs one student from each high school in Niagara with a police officer mentor who acts a life coach. Each student then selects a classic rock song to perform at the event and practices for approximately 3 months. The purpose of this program is to allow police officers to

Congratulations to our students and staff on an amazing run for “The

engage and mentor local youth while sharing a passion for music.

Wizard of Oz”. Ms. Betsy Tauro and Mrs. Kathaleen McNeil led the

This program helps develop and foster relationships between students

production to great success - such an amazing opportunity for our

and police officers in a non-police related setting.

students to show their talent, hard work, dedication and poise under pressure. Putting on a school musical is no small task, and this group

James White was paired with Grimsby patrol officer Dwaine Haughie

did an incredibly good job with it. Amazing job by students acting,

and selected the song Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Although

singing, playing and building their way to a wonderful final product.

randomly selected to perform last, James stole the show with his skill

We sincerely appreciate the support of our BDSS community in coming

and stage presence. For winning James received a guitar donated by

to see such an incredible student achievement.

Long & McQuade and the opportunity to perform at numerous events

ATHL ETI CS Our BDSS Bucs Girls Rugby team won their season opener vs Welland Centennial 32-10. Player of the game was awarded to Dallas Anderson, and scorers were Shaelynn Vienneau, Gracie Groulx (her first rugby try), Rileigh Arsenault, Nicole Meecham, and Nina Cormier. The BDSS Bucs Boys Soccer team won their season opener against

throughout the summer.

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C AT H O L I C SECONDARY SCHOOL

the Eden Flyers, by a score of 4-1. The tradition of strong BDSS

CATC H IN G TH E SPIR IT!

performances on the pitch also looks to continue this season with

by: Alana Zdichavsky, Tiana Konyt & Ashley Allan

the girls soccer team.

On May 1st, Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary school was proud to

BUCS L EA D ER SH I P CA M P

host the Catch the Spirit Awards. The awards showcased the brightest and selfless minds of the Niagara Catholic District School Board.

Each year, our senior Bucs leaders work with incoming grade 9 students

These students showed Catholic leadership qualities, commitment,

in the fall at “Camp Buc”. This is an inclusive, active experience for

involvement in the community, and academic excellence. A single

students, where they have the opportunity to get to know each other,

student from each school displaying these qualities were presented

and to learn about BDSS culture and expectations. Our senior leaders

the Catch the Spirit Award. Congratulations to all of the award winners

will be preparing for this BDSS tradition at the Cave Springs Bucs

of the evening.

Leadership camp coming up May 16-17.

B LESSED TR IN ITY’ S GOT SKILLS! ARTIST O F TH E MON T H

The 14th annual Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Technological

Each month, a student or staff member is chosen as the BDSS “Artist

Skills Competition was held on March 8th at the Scotiabank Convention

of the Month”. Andrew Ings was the BDSS Artist of the Month, and a

Centre in Niagara Falls. Students from across grades 9-12 competed

varied selection of his works were displayed in the wing one hall for

at the event. Scott Alston won bronze for Electrical Installations.

the enjoyment of the BDSS community.

Silver went to Drew Aiken for Photography, Malcom Van Den Hurk for Individual Construction and the Robotics team of Chris Zhao, Lukas

PLAYWR I TI NG

Schmitt, Alex Freer, Cedric Michael and Noah Ferguson.

Congratulations to Annalisa Stones who attended the playwriting course with the Essential Collective Theatre’s Monica Duffault. Her play, which

Taking home gold for the day was the team of Kelsey Nicholson and

was workshopped by professional actors and a professional director

Kady Anson for TV Video Production, Louis Marnelli repeated as gold

was read on Wednesday, April 26th at the Marilyn Walker School of

medalist for Cabinet Making and the team of Cole Crossman and

Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University. Wonderful success for a

Anthony Serafini won for Carpentry. The next level of competition

very talented BDSS Buc!

will be held at the Toronto Congress Centre for the first time ever on May 2nd where Louis, Cole Anthony and Malcom will compete.

STUDE NTS R O CK On April 18, James White won in the 4th annual “Students Rock” competition held at the Scotia Bank Centre in Niagara Falls.

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Your coaches could not be prouder of your achievements. Good luck!


COME CELEBR ATE CANADA & YO UNG MUS IC I A NS! On May 26th, the Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School music program will be hosting their annual spring concert, Tapestry. This year we are focusing on celebrating Canada in all of its glory by performing and recognizing various pieces written and composed by Canadian artists. Tickets are $7 at the door. The show will be held in the gym of Blessed Trinity and begins at 7:00 pm. Everyone, Canadian or not, is invited to join us in the celebration of 150 years of Canadian heritage!

DRUMMI NG TH EI R WAY TO T H E TO P by: Julia Araïche & Sam Di Benedetto On April 1st, the Blessed Trinity Storm Drumline took home the gold

“This was a great way for the students to experience history,” said Kelly Mercuri the Blessed Trinity staff member who organized the trip. “The students were able to witness the ceremony which both moved and amazed them. And they were able to hear their Prime Minister speak as well.”

on home turf in Drumline Ontario’s Drumline Battles. The Storm Drumline competed against McMaster University and St. Mary’s and

The 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge on April 9,

came out on top, winning their first ever gold in Drumline Battles.

is particularly important to Canadians as this battle

Blessed Trinity’s repertoire included a rendition of a popular drumline

marked the first time in military history that Canadians

song Jig 2 featuring tenor drums and bass drum solos, a mashup of

fought together as Canadians and not as a part of the British

two original songs featuring solos on each instrument, and Boom

Empire. The Canadian Corps which consisted of Canadians

Kak, a piece which opens with a booming bass drum solo and unique

from all over Canada, was formed to take the ridge as Britain

snare drum technique.

and France were unsuccessful. On April 9, 1917 at 5:30 am more than 20,000 Canadian troops attacked, capturing the ridge by noon.

The Storm Drumline began in the early 2000’s after Sean Filice,

In fact, the Canadian efforts eventually lead to the Germans completely

former Drumline supervisor, came to the realization after joining

withdrawing from the ridge in less than three days, after the Canadian

a drumming group in Kitchener that creating a team at Blessed

victory.

Trinity would be the ultimate experience. Filice met with the three percussionists of the school band at the time and started teaching

However, the Canadian Corps paid a high price with more than 10,000

them new music. The trio decided that the perfect opportunity to share

of its men killed or wounded in the battle. Four Canadian soldiers

their passion was at a football pep rally. After a great reaction from

were awarded the Victoria Cross, our country’s highest honour, for

the crowd, Blessed Trinity’s music teacher, Miss Maccaroni bought

military valour. In addition, Canada, as a result of its efforts, was

the team proper marching drums and the Storm Drumline was born.

given a signature on the Treaty of Versailles and a seat in the League

Since then, the group has developed into a tight unit with multiple

of Nations.

successes under their belt. Blessed Trinity Student Victoria Phillips was overwhelmed by what The responsibilities of running and maintaining the drumline is

she saw; “There were boots all over the field,” she said, “a pair for

student lead. This includes choosing and learning new repertoire,

each soldier that died. It was very moving as there were so many.”

choreographing the ensemble coordinating and organizing set lists

She said she felt lucky to have gone on the trip as it made the history

and drumline activities for competitions. The Blessed Trinity Storm

she was studying in school more relevant; “Seeing how many people

Drumline truly came together as a team this year and there is no

were there and how big the area is and the size of the monument

doubt their victory at this competition is due to their hard work and

made me realize how important this battle was to Canada and how

team effort.

proud I am to be Canadian.”

A TRIP TO R EM E MB E R: L E S T W E FO RG E T

The nine day trip saw the students also visiting Paris and London where

What does it mean as a Canadian to wake up every morning and go to

they saw the Palace of Versailles as well as the other Parisian sites

bed each night knowing you are safe and free? Forty seven Blessed

and Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in London. “It was a fantastic

Trinity students learned just that when they stood on Vimy Ridge to

opportunity for the students to understand Canada’s role in not only

celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the most famous battles in

the First World War but how much respect other countries have for

Canadian military history.

us as a nation,” said Ms Mercuri.

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SECONDARY SCHOOL

student is interviewed by the potential employer and usually within the first two weeks of the semester the student begins at the work site. Co-operative Education is another way that we work with our students to achieve success together.

At Grimsby Secondary School the Co-operative Education program is an opportunity for students to integrate academic study with practical experiences in various career fields. Our co-op program gives students the opportunity to “preview a career”.

SOUTH LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL

Students will discover the variety of options available to them in the world of work while they enhance their post secondary application. They

The English department has been developing their understanding

will develop employability skills, leadership skills, an entrepreneurial

of media through the Learing Commons (Library) as a means to

attitude and explore personal interests, abilities and values.

further their understanding of television, film/sound editing, script writing and creative arts. Mrs. Whitehead has sourced and created a

WHAT I S CO -OPE R AT I V E E D U CAT I O N ?

learning environment where many tools are available to the students

Co-operative Education is a planned learning experience, for which

which allows them to have choices in how they interpret and present

credits are earned, that integrates classroom theory and learning

assignments. Students are actively using the green screen and

experiences at a workplace to enable students to apply and refine

microphones to incorporate backgrounds, audio files and their own

the knowledge and skills acquired in a related course. Students are

dramatic skills into assignments. Nick Mercer has been utilizing

generally out in a workplace for a half day (morning or afternoon) for

the green screen, “It has been an interesting experience to use the

a whole semester (4 months). The tasks that are performed at the

green screen because I have never really used one before and it is

work site relate to a course that is either being taken presently or

something new and different”. In addition to technology, students have

in a previous semester. Students will participate in a pre-placement

the opportunity to use perler beads to draw and design characters,

orientation where they will discuss resume writing, interview skills,

backgrounds and story boards. Students are self directing their learning

and health and safety before they are able to go to a work site. Students

which has enabled them to problem solve and teach from each other

will meet on a monthly basis with the Co-op teacher in a group session

in a collaborative environment. The students have created projects

to reflect on what they are learning at their placement.

such as short films using animation, stop motion, and soundtracks that have demonstrated creativity, ingenuity, and a glimpse into their

WHO I S I NVO LV E D ? Co-operative Education is a partnership between education and

creative process.

business that involves students, teachers, parents and employers.

The library has partnered with an artist from the Vineland community

WHY TA K E C O -OPE RAT I V E E D U CAT I O N ?

been spending their lunch hours learning to copy a pattern, select

• To learn how to look for employment and write a resume, prepare for an interview, etc. • To receive on-the-job training in a related subject area. • To expand on the skills studied at school in a practical way and

who is teaching students how to create stainglass. The students have glass and score the glass. Future sessions will allow the students to begin the process of grinding, foiling and soldering. Lyla Dvorak describes the experience as, “quite fun because I get to work with different types and glass and I can imagine what it will turn into.”

use equipment that might not be available in a secondary school.

Celebrate South Lincoln High School Athletics by attending our Alumni

• To develop the attitude and skills necessary to work successfully.

vs boys’ in a basketball game the evening of Thursday, June 8. Or

• To identify capabilities, limitations, strengths and future career

tour our school and meet with former staff and alumni at an event at

directions. • To become more aware of the demands and responsibilities of

South Lincoln during the evening of Friday, June 9. You will find more information on these events on our website at www.southlincoln.org.

employment. • To participate in an alternative method of earning credits. • To earn hours toward an apprenticeship. Students indicate their interest in the Co-operative Education program when they make their course selections for the next school year. They are scheduled into the program and meet with the teacher to determine if a suitable placement can be found that meets the student’s academic and career goals. Orientation sessions are completed, the

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Congratulations to South athlete Grace Tennant who has accepted a scholarship at Kent State. Grace is a three-time OFSAA athlete in the shot put, discus and javelin events. We are very proud of all of her efforts and achievements.


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MCNALLY HOUSE HOSPICE

AUCTION

There was a full house for the 7th Annual McNally House “What’s in your Attic" Charity Auction held at Mountainview Christian Reformed Church on Saturday, April 1st. The day started with a preview of the over 700 items up for auction. Auctioneer Ken Sheward started the bidding at 10:00 am and went for hours. This auction has raised over $100,000 for McNally House Hospice.

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01: A full house. 02: Organizers - Amanda & Kimberly. 03: Kim, Barb, Judie & Joan helping in the kitchen. 04: James Clay & Shirley Martin.

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LIONS CLUB

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EASTER EGG HUNT

It was an exciting morning on Saturday, April 15th at the Lions Club Park in spite of the threatening rain. The morning started with the very young children looking for Easter Eggs and continued every half hour until the ten to twelve year olds had their hunt. The Easter Bunny was there to take pictures with all the children. The Smudge Family Musical Show entertained, the Lincoln Station 2 Campden Firefighters came with their trucks, there was hot chocolate to keep warm and hot dogs. Non-perishable food donations were accepted in support of Community Care of West Niagara. 01: Finding all the chocolate eggs. 02: Chris & Mila with the Easter Bunny. 03: Ava, Julian, Cole, Ty & Kevin with Firefighter Julia. 04: Peter & Alvin serving hot chocolate.

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MERIDIAN

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COMIC BOOK DAY

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The Grimsby Library held their second Comic Book Day, which was sponsored once again by Meridian Grimsby on Saturday, April 8th. Meridian brought the popcorn machine as well as three beautiful baskets as prizes for their colouring contest. There were many activities as well as workshops and displays of professional artists as well as emerging artists. Face painting, button making and Super Hero Cuff making that kept the children busy and engaged. There were mascots from local high schools and representatives from Cosplay Shinanigans and Rehflections Cosplay. It was a wonderful day spent at the library.

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01: Holden & Dylan. 02: Dorothy Kimber, Cherly Siddorn & Katarina Chataway. 03: Button maker Bob Roach with Lyra VanSydenborgh. 04: Atticus Davidson reading comics.

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HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

As you walked up to the Peach King Centre on Saturday, April 22nd, you were greeted by the friendly members of the Lions Club of Grimsby and District Community who were ready to serve you a delicious BBQ lunch. Once inside the Peach King Centre, there were many vendors and services available to discuss all the latest and best ideas for improving your home and helping you get the most value from your home improvement dollars. 01: Christina, William & Mike of Village Interiors. 02: The Lynn Fee Team: Torrin, Stephanie, Lynn & Sue. 03: Grimsby Lions: John, Doug, Rob, Dale, Keith, Wayne, Jane, Bob & Louise. 04: Hunter & Paisley with mom, Kelly.

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LYNN FEE'S ANNUAL

EASTER EGG HUNT

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It was a gorgeous morning for Lynn Fee’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ridgeview Garden Centre on Friday, April 14th. Lynn and her team were mingling with families as they enjoyed a visit with the Easter Bunny, hunting for eggs all over the Garden Centre and getting their face or hands painted all in support of a GREAT cause - our local food banks.

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07 01: Lynn Fee with Bryan & Joanne. 02: Sarah & Brett with Ryan, Kate & Andrew. 03: Lynn with Greg, TIffany & Kayden. 04: Agnes watching Sydney get an egg from the Easter Bunny. 05: Lia with the Easter Bunny. 06: Enjoying the day together. 07: Victoria getting her hand painted by Clara. 08: Lucas & Jayden.


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Community Captured Grimsby Lincoln - MAY 2017  

A Picture Book of Our Community and the People that Live Here

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