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recognitions. It is well-deserving of these awards. Hay gives life through word to the Barrens landscape and brings this same vivid vocabulary to her characters: Harry, Gwen, and Dido. Harry Boyd with the cauliflower ear has faced a life of disappointment in his career and in love, yet even surrounded by his air of defeat, he continues to move forward. Gwen arrives in the North crackling with shyness and inexperience yet a firm ambition to immerse herself in stories and sound. Dido is Gwen’s counterpart with her beauty, confidence and natural radio voice, and brings disruption of the calm with her. The real grip this novel has on the reader is in its driving character: the Canadian North. The North serves as more than just a backdrop for the characters that Hay expertly brings to life in the reader’s mind. Each season shapes personalities; the landscape fosters dreams; and the Northern extremes redirects life’s courses. The landscape’s power becomes most evident in a memorable trip that Harry, Gwen, Eleanor and Ralph take to explore the Barrens and the legendary journey of John Hornby. Their venture into the wild changes their lives. “Late Nights on Air” is vivid, immersive and thoughtful; and a must-read for every Canadian.

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We have guests visiting from London this summer and we were thinking about doing a one-day bicycle tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We’d love to show off a few of our wineries. Just wondering if you’ve done any of these tours and might have some thoughts to share on your experience. - Alyssa

THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Alyssa,

Yes, we have had the opportunity to enjoy a winery tour on wheels and would highly recommend it. Probably the best way to share our thoughts on this is by recounting our personal bicycle tour experience of last summer. We booked through GRAPE ESCAPE WINE TOURS, who was kind enough to give us a personalized guided “ride”. Grape Escape Wine Tours has been awarded the TRIP ADVISOR’s Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running. They are family owned and operated and obviously do a fabulous job. They offer a great variety of guided wine tours for single participants, small groups, larger groups, either on foot, in a vehicle or on a bicycle - they cover all the ground.

So we are off… rendezvous point is Kurtz Orchard Farm & Marketplace where we are to meet our guide, get fitted with our bikes and our helmets. It turns out Kurtz is the perfect place to meet. The grounds are beautiful with an abundance of lush greenery, towering trees, glorious wild flowers, a quaint bridge over looking a small pond… the setting is an inspiration and quite suitable for even Monat or perhaps Sisley! We are feeling relaxed and invigorated already. We meet Jacquie who will be our guide. We love her right from the start, she is full of zest, she suits us up, we test drive the bikes - it is all systems go.

HERE IS OUR STORY… What a glorious day for a bike ride. The sun is shining brilliantly, there is a gentle cool breeze wafting through the trees and my shorts fit! Hallelujah! Niagara wine country here we come for our inaugural, abbreviated bicycle wine tour - we are excited! It’s been a very hectic summer thus far and we are looking forward to experiencing a little relaxation, sunshine, stunning scenery, some wonderful wines, and just a tad of exercise. We are teaming up with Grape Escape Wine Tours for a private and privileged tour, on which we’ll visit three wineries, to sample a red wine, a white wine and an ice wine. The plan is to have a full facility tour at one of the wineries and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting to close off the afternoon. On this excursion, we will peddle close to 8kms at a leisurely pace, returning to our base camp in just under 2.5 hours.

We set off along the Niagara Parkway, full of enthusiasm. There is a sense of the local beauty and bounty NOTL has to offer, with vineyards in view and fruit orchards dotted along the way, with rows upon rows of pear trees running parallel to our path. After a relaxing and scenic several kilometer ride, we arrive at our first winery. Here is a snapshot of the 3 wineries we enjoyed on our tour. This may or may not be the itinerary for the next group, or individual’s tour, as Grape Escape Wine Tours has a broad roster of wineries that they mix and match accordingly. They also have introduced several new tours this year including their “Ultimate Wine, Beer & Foodie Bicycle Tour”, as well as their “Wine, Beer & Tapas Vehicle Tour”.

For those who might like to consider a bicycle wine tour, the typical Grape Escape Wine Tour “afternoon bicycle tour” is lengthier - it is closer to 5 hours (12kms) and includes 4 wineries instead of our 3.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Next month we will report on the 3 wineries we visited - Inniskillin Wines Inc., Pondview Estate Winery and FrogPond Farm Organic Winery. Stay Tuned! thewineladies.com • tourniagarawineries.com

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This is a barn cat program specifically for under-socialized (feral) cats that are not suitable for adoption or foster care. They are already fixed and vaccinated. The adoption fee is $25 and the cats must be going to a barn or country home. These cats will not be permitted to live outdoors in the city. New adopters must be willing to house the cat in the barn for a minimum of 2 months to ensure the cat can become accustomed to the barn and doesn’t run off immediately. To the left are some of our cats in this program. If you are interested please come into the shelter or call 905 682 0767.

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PLAYGROUNDS, CITY POOLS

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From Niagara-on-the-Lake to Oshawa, you will find a multitude of shoreline parks, river inlets, piers and commercial shopping areas. Get out of the car and walk around. You will feel like you got away.

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Many community parks organize a weekly family movie night where you bring your own blankets and snacks. Host your own outdoor movie night and have the kids camp out in the backyard.

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Healthy childhood’s consist of socializing with extended family. Excellent way to nurture family bonds and create happy childhood memories.

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DELICIOUS DISH RECIPE

KOREAN STEAK TACOS WITH CUCUMBER SALAD AND SUMAC PICKLED ONIONS

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INGREDIENTS • 1 skirt steak or flank steak • 12-20 small corn tortillas • 1 avocado, peeled and diced S T EA K M A R I NA D E

• 1 bunch green onions, white parts only or 1/2 a small onion • 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds • 3 cloves garlic • 1" piece of fresh ginger, washed (no need to peel) • 1/3 cup low sodium tamari or soy sauce • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil • 3 tbsp mirin (rice wine)

DIRECTIONS S T EP 01

Blend all the marinade ingredients together in a blender or food processor, leave a little texture. S T EP 02

Place in a zip lock bag, place steak in the bag. Marinate overnight or up to 2 days. S T EP 03

Remove meat from the fridge for 1 hour before grilling. S T EP 04

TO MAKE THE CUCUMBER SALAD: Slice the cucumber in half in the width so that it is easier to handle, take each half and slice into half or quarters in the length. Now slice into thin pieces, I do this on a slicer so I get super thin slices. Place slices in a medium size mixing bowl. Drizzle the vinegar and oil over the cucumbers, sprinkle with the salt and sugar (if using), mix and toss together very well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, toss. Let marinate at room temp for about 30 minutes or longer before serving. Toss again before serving.

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1 English cucumber 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar 1 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp kosher salt Pinch of sugar, optional Toasted black and white sesame seeds

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Turn your BBQ to high for 10-15 minutes. Once the grill is hot, turn it down to medium. S T EP 07

Remove the steak from the marinade and shake off excess. Place on the grill. Cover the grill and cook the steak for about 4 minutes, flip and repeat. Allow steaks to “rest” (lightly covered in foil) on cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing. S T EP 08

Slice thinly on an angle, serve a few pieces on soft corn tortillas, topped with cucumber salad, Sumac pickled onions and cubed avocado.

CAROLYN COHEN

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GRIMSBY

SECONDARY SCHOOL Grimsby Secondary School celebrates a tradition of excellence, which traces its roots back to the opening of the original building in 1906. The school mascot, the eagle, is powerful, noble, and wise. It provides inspiration to students always striving for their best. Whether kayaking with the Prime Minister or competing on the Henley, students at Grimsby Secondary are comfortable on the water.

of the donors and thanking them in person for their generosity. It was wonderful to celebrate the many accomplishments and to hear about plans and goals. This year we had some staff movement. Mme Manville and Mrs. Hall both retired. Mme Bell moved to a central support role. Mr. Legault, Mr. Poirier, Mrs. Minard, and Mrs. Henderson moved to other schools in the DSBN. Mr. Harshaw and Mr. Smith finished their temporary contracts at GSS and have moved to new roles for the fall. We are preparing to welcome many new students and staff in September and are excited about the many changes coming to GSS. As we finished exams, everyone excitedly prepared for summer jobs, holidays, time at a cottage, and so much more. As another school year ended, planning was already taking place for September. We will welcome our students and staff for another year of learning together and achieving success in the classroom and beyond. If you are wondering about registration dates, transportation, and other details for September, visit our website www.grimsbyss.dsbn.org. Also, follow our Twitter feed - @GrimsbyEagles.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, joined by Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and United Nations Environment executive director Erik Solheim, kayaked to Queen’s Royal Park from Navy Hall in NOTL with a group of Grimsby students before holding a short news conference.

The school recently won the Girls’ Jr. Double event at the Stotesbury Cup in Philadelphia, the world’s largest high school regatta. Medals were also won at the Mother’s Day and Schoolboy Regattas. Along with winning plaques, medals and awards, GSS students are often recognized for the good deeds they do. Five of our female rowers are involved in the summer rowing program in St. Catharines. Late one afternoon a storm came up quickly and after our rowers got themselves and their equipment safely off the water they realized a senior women’s crew were still making their way to the dock at the Henley course. They cheered them on and assisted to get everyone and the equipment off the course and to safety. One of the women called the Principal the next day to let her know what had happened. She said that we often hear of young people who make poor choices but she wanted to celebrate those who had been so helpful and supportive. Our students and staff all take great pleasure in helping others and giving back to the community. School days in the spring are filled with finishing assignments, studying, and then winding down for some summer fun. Again, this year our students and graduates were awarded with a wide variety of medals, certificates, awards and scholarships. They were all so grateful for the support received from family, friends, staff and the community. At Commencement, thousands of dollars of awards and scholarships were awarded to the graduates. Community members, businesses, and service clubs in Grimsby provided many of these plaques, gifts, and monetary amounts. Our students appreciate meeting so many

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We wish everyone a safe and happy summer vacation! Keep learning!

BEAMSVILLE DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL OFSAA TR AC K Owen Konkle, Abi MacDonald, Shannon Swinson, and Autumn Bigger represented BDSS at the OFSAA Track championships this year. Simply qualifying for this meet was a big accomplishment for all four of these students and showed they are amongst the best track and field athletes in the province. Owen Konkle came away with a gold medal in the ID 800m race, setting a new OFSAA record in the process. Autumn Bigger also dominated in her performance, winning an OFSAA gold in the Junior Girls High Jump and setting a new OFSAA record in her win.

SPEC IAL OLYMPIC S This year, the Ontario Special Olympics Provincial Championships were held at Brock University and provided a venue for the BDSS team to earn an all-time high medal count, with each and every student on our team coming away with at least one medal. Two BDSS athletes received huge honours during the competition, as the torch was carried in to the opening ceremonies by BDSS athlete Adam Catapano, and was carried out by BDSS athlete Ryan Kulikowski. Especially successful individual athletes included Owen Konkle, who won gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m; Scott Swinson, who won gold in the shot put and 100m; Jeremy Stulp, who won silver in the shot put; Connor MacPhee, who won gold in the standing long jump, and won the bronze in the 200m; Jack Middleton, who won silver in the standing long jump and bronze in the shot put; Caleb Campbell who won silver in the shot put and in the standing long jump; Jillian Main, who took gold in the shot put and silver


in the standing long jump; and Logan Stewart, who won bronze in the shot put. In team competitions, our traditional soccer, unified soccer, and basketball teams each took bronze in their respective events. All in all, it was an extremely successful show of sportsmanship, dedication and inspiration from our BDSS Special Olympics Athletes.

JAZZ AT TH E FA L L S Once again, our BDSS music department put on an incredible event at our yearly “Jazz at the Falls” concert held at Balls Falls. Mrs. McNeil and the BDSS Jazz Band put on a wonderful concert, showcasing their musical talents in a beautiful venue. Guests also enjoyed a delicious meal catered by our talented culinary students. A wonderful example of BDSS skill and dedication.

MICR OSO FT CE R TI F I CAT I O N Grade 9 students taking BTT1O (Information Technology) with Mr. Beens at BDSS are given the instruction and opportunity to earn Microsoft Certifications in certain programs. Our students work towards becoming Microsoft Office specialists - many earning certificates in programs such as Word, which can be helpful when seeking employment.

HOSPI TA L I TY SH SM As an amazing topper to the year’s award winning successes, Chef Claudio Marchese’s culinary program has qualified to be able to offer students a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) certification in Hospitality. Students in this program will benefit from realworld experience, classroom embedded learning, and industry certifications that will benefit them in the worlds of work, college, university, or apprenticeship. This SHSM program is the fourth at BDSS, joining similar programs in Sport, Welding and Manufacturing, and Horticulture.

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NE W S CHOOL ANNOU NCE ME NT IT’S OFFICIAL: WE’RE GETTING A NEW SCHOOL! The Ontario government will contribute $41 million dollars to fund the construction of a new West Niagara Secondary School. The exact location hasn’t been finalized yet. However, we’ll keep you up to date with all the details. The new school will open its doors in September 2020.

R EGISTR ATION The school will be open for new and returning students to register from August 28th to September 1st. We look forward to seeing you all as the new school year begins!

BLESSED TRINITY

C AT H O L I C SECONDARY SCHOOL

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C O-C U R R IC U LAR ASSEMB LY 2017

Eight BDSS students successfully completed their Canadian Welding Board (CWB) certifications through a rigorous, standards-based, performance test. Ben Green, Kaleb Jones, Jordan VanderMolen, Tyler MacAulay, Carter Budjan and Connor Dixon successfully completed their first CWB ticket (flat position), and Spencer Martin and Brad Peck earned their second CWB ticket (horizontal position). Congratulations to these students in earning such valuable certifications through our Specialist High Skills Major program in Welding and Manufacturing.

by: Lila Pucci (Physical Education Teacher at Blessed Trinity)

SOCIA L MED I A I NFO RM AT I O N Check out one (or ALL!) of these social media sites to learn more about BDSS, and keep up to date with upcoming events and information: Twitter: @BDSSBucs Facebook: www.facebook.com/BDSSOfficial Instagram: @BDSSBucs Remind App: @beamsv (join by visiting remind.com/join/beamsv).

On Wednesday, May 31, Blessed Trinity honoured past Athletes who were inducted into the Inaugural Athletics Alumni Wall of Honour. Kevin Bieksa, Andre Sadeghian and Kaila Agius were inducted as graduates of Blessed Trinity Secondary School, and went on to actively play at the College or University level. These three ambassadors also went on to play professional sport and have made significant contributions at their level of play. All of these athletes exemplify the importance of being a student-athlete. KEVIN BIEKSA (Class of 1999) was a student athlete at Bowling Green University, and went on to play hockey with the Vancouver Canucks as a 5th round draft pick in 2001. Kevin was the captain of Team Canada in 2014 at the World Hockey Championships and is currently in his 12th NHL season, most

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recently with the Anaheim Ducks. His outstanding work ethic and tenacity demonstrate his contributions to athletic excellence. ANDRE SADEGHIAN (Class of 2002) went on to the University of British Columbia and McMaster University to play Football at the CIS level. After his OUA Conference All-Star and All Canadian designation, Andre was drafted 24th overall in 2007 in the CFL where he played 5 years for the BC Lions, Hamilton Tiger Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Andre is currently practices law in Toronto. KAILA AGIUS (Class of 2003) carried her basketball career to Brock University where she finished her OUA career as captain and one of the top ten rebounders in Brock history. In 2009, went on to play internationally for Team Malta and then in the Malta Basketball league until 2011. Along the way, Kaila has mentored athletes at the OFSAA level, and is presently using her leadership skills as Area Development Manager at Kumon Canada. Sometimes we have to look at our history to see how far we have come and look brightly to our future. Our athletic excellence has a long tradition which was marked by the induction of Athletic Alumni. We also honoured our Athletes of the Year for the 2016-2017 year. Congratulations to these outstanding student-athletes who exemplify excellence and commitment to sport and academics alike. • • • •

Junior Female Athlete of the Year: COLBY PATERSON Junior Male Athlete of the Year: ZINAN AHMED Female Athlete of the Year: JULIA SCHUSTER Male Athlete of the Year: GLENN BUTLER

THUNDER FOR LIFE!

R OWING Its been a busy season for rowing - from winter training and erg competition to the water season regattas! BT Thunder has had an incredible year on and off the water. Our novice athletes have been a force to reckon with and have shown their dedication to each other and the sport. Everyone achieved personal bests at each competition, based on their performances next season brings great promise. Competing internationally were Lauren Kelly, Andrew Allan and Abram Van Engelen. At the Stotesbury Cup in May Lauren took the gold medal for the Senior Women’s singles and Andrew and Abram finished strong taking the silver for the second consecutive year.

MOTHE R ’S DAY R EGAT TA RE S U LT S 2ND PLACE - Jr. Men’s Four With Coxswain: Lucas Celia, Carter Livermore, Cameron McNeil, Owen Livermore, Quinn Ciardelli (alt), Dana Warren

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2ND PLACE - Senior Men’s Double: Andrew Allan & Abram Van Engelen 6TH PLACE - Jr. Men’s Quad - Nathan Procyk, Cameron Karniej, Michael DiTomasso, Justin Felker, Cameron McNeil (alt) 5TH PLACE - Jr. Men’s 72kg with Coxswain: Lucas Celia, Owen Livermore, Quinn Ciardelli, Carter Livermore, Dana Warren (alt) Nathan Procyk, Justin Felker 1ST PLACE - Sr. Women’s Single: Lauren Kelly Our final regatta of the season the School boy CSSRA, which is the pinnacle for the season. Once again BT medalled for the 10th consecutive year. This year a Bronze Medal won by Lauren Kelly in the senior women’s singles. On top of the great season and incredible coaching team we have, three of our athletes have been working tirelessly to qualify for the Canadian Junior National Team: Andrew Allan, Abram Van Engelen and Lauren Kelly. Rowing Canada announced the selection of 28 athletes for this year’s Junior National Team for the CanAmMex Regatta. Two of our athetes have been selected to be part of the Junior National Rowing Team: Lauren Kelly and Andrew Allan. Lauren Kelly also qualified for the Ontario team and will be competing in the Canadian Summer games.

R OWIN G AWAR DS Junior Oarsmen of the year: Lucas Celia - for his incredible leadership and dedication to the team, from his personal development and traiing to recruiting three new athletes and coxie for the junior men’s program. Novice of the year: Cameron Mc Neil - for his growth and development over the winter and spring and commitment to the sport. Senior Athlete (Wisdom Mercy Power Award): Teala Chambers - for perseverance and commitment to challenges. She entered a new division this year from sweeping to sculling in a senior women’s single. Her leadership and incredible attitude were recognized by many. We wish her an incredible first year at university and hope to see her back at BT next spring to support the rowers and assist with the water season training. Congratulations to our entire team! A great deal of appreciation to our volunteer coaches and teacher advisors: Ernie Pieneman, Paul Douma, Michael DiBenedetto, Kurtis Sobkowich, Michele Fisher, Meredith Petrychanko, Joslyn Galloway, Oniqua Kamaka, Erin Armstrong, John Murphy, Tony Gambale, and Kelley Mercuri. Your time and energy, all season, has impacted our athletes and has brought them many successes and an increased the love of sport.


JULY - SEPTEMBER Floral Showhouse Summer Show niagarafallstourism.com

JULY 13-15

JULY

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 at 7:00 pm

JULY 22 Sheep in the Vineyard: They’re BAA-CK featherstonewineryca

JULY 30 Niagara Triathlon ∧ trisportcanada.com

AUGUST 4 -7 Ribfest - St. Catharines stcatharinesribfest.com

AUGUST 8 Movie Night in the Park - Coronation Park at 8:00 pm

AUGUST

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta ∧ henleyregatta.ca

AUGUST 12 -13 Niagara-on-the-Lake Peach Festival niagaraonthelake.com

AUGUST 13 Subaru Iron Girl Womens’ 5K irongirl.com

AUGUST 25 - 27 Winona Peach Festival ∧ winonapeach.com

AUGUST 27 - NOV 17 VIMY: Battle Memorial Icon ∧ grimsby.ca

SEPTEMBER 15 -16 Fall Handmade Market ∧ handmademarket.ca

SEPTEMBER 15 -17

SEPTEMBER

COMMUNITY EVENTS

AUGUST 6 -13

Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival niagaraartsshowcase.com

SEPTEMBER 16 -17 Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake doorsopenontario.on.ca

SEPTEMBER 20 Niagara-on-the-Lake Snow Birds rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca

SEPTEMBER 22 - 23 & 29- 30 Grimsby Museum Cemetery Tours grimsby.ca

SEPTEMBER 23 Doors Open Grimsby ∧ doorsopenontario.on.ca

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MOSAIC UNVEILING

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The unveiling of the Canada 150 Mosaic was held at the Town of Lincoln on Friday, June 30th. Lincoln was one of 150 communities from across Canada to complete a Mural Mosaic. After greetings from Mayor Easton and MP Dean Allison, the much anticipated official unveiling was greeted to 'Oohs and Aahs' - showcasing 400 tiles from local artists both young and old, as well as Mosaic Artist Lewis Lavoie. This mural is the pride of the community and will reside in the town as a reminder of the 150th anniversary.

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01: Admiring the Canada 150 Mosaic. 02: Jen & Ryan with Simon, Lincoln & Mason. 03: Jennelle, Atlyn, Weston & Chris. 04: Wayne, Shannon & Carsyn. 04

PHELPS HOMES

BUILDING LITERACY FAIR

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The Grimsby Public Library hosted the Phelps Homes Building Literacy Fair for the fifth year on June 9th. The fair is dedicated to raising awareness about summer literacy programs at the Library. There were many activities that encouraged all to participate. A bouncy castle was outside, there was yoga, story time, balloon art, face painting, bean seed planting and playing with playdough. It was a fun day for all.

01: Speech Services Niagara - Lilly Reynolds. 02: Damien & Hannah Cavuoto. 03: Emily Doran creating at the Playdough Station. 04: Summer Reading Station + READ. 02 04

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WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES WINERY & DISTILLERY

GRAND OPENING

It was a great weekend at the Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery Grand Opening June 9th, 10th & 11th, Niagara’s newest destination! There were complimentary tours, door prizes, interactive games and lots of Wayne Gretzky memorabilia to see as you wandered the Winery & Distillery. The facility includes a winery distillery, tasting areas, retail and hospitality spaces and a barrel cellar. It felt like you were in your own backyard having a BBQ with many friends.

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01: Tammy & Kim. 02: Rob & Vanessa. 03: Joel, Levi & Kelsey. 04: Mike & Kim.

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CANADA I50 CELEBRATION

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On June 19th, the rain held off for Maplecrest Village’s Canada 150 Celebration BBQ. Residents and local school children mixed and mingled and enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs and poutine together. Bridgette, the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog, had her nails painted red for the occasion. Sparkles was creating many fun face painting designs and Calvin was wowing the crowd with his magic tricks. Everyone had a wonderful time.

01: Helen & Nola. 02: Jean getting her BBQ lunch. 03: Bridgette the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog with Denis. 04: 90 year old Eleanor getting her face painted by Sparkles. 04

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SUMMER

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*Prices do not include HST or Gratuity. **Summer Specials end August 31st, 2017.


PRINCESS

BELLE VISITS

SMILE TOWN DENTAL GROUP Smile Town Dental in Grimsby hosted a Princess Day on June 9th. Special guest Belle read the kids stories, signed autographs and had individual pictures taken. Guests dressed up in their special princess dresses and tiara’s. Before everyone left, Belle sprinkled special fairy dust on all the special guests to help make their wishes come true.

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BREATHTAKING HIDDEN GEM ... 1.15 acre ‘retirement lot’ surrounded by acres of lush greenspace, minutes to town and quick hwy access! Fully finished 1,556 square feet, 3+1-bedroom, 3-bathroom bungalow with bonus, park-like oasis yard. Inground pool, hot tub, decks, awnings and more! Impressive porcelain and hardwood, upgraded bath with heated marble. Lower level offers lovely rec room with kitchenette, additional bedroom and 4-piece bathroom. Plenty of parking with double garage. For more information, visit www.lynnfeeteam.com

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Check out some of our SOLDS from June!

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80 Debora Drive, grimsby

9 Blue Forest Drive, grimsby

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$399,000

$485,000

$679,000

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4263 Stadelbauer Drive, grimsby

9 Cedar Street, grimsby

4002 Ashby Drive, Beamsville

163 Dain Avenue, welland

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