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Marina deal appears up the creek, no paddle!

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BLAKE WOLFE The Scugog Standard

Port Perry Marina operator John Mackey is “shocked and disappointed” that progress on lease negotiations at the marina property was abruptly derailed by Scugog Township last month. During a 90-minute closed session on Oct. 17, councillors motioned to carry on with the marina lease on a monthly basis - as it has since the lease expired in 2009 - until Oct. 31, 2013, rather than opt for a new long-term agreement for the facility, as Mr. Mackey had hoped. The matter has been in discussion over the past several months. The relationship between the two parties has become strained in recent times. Port Perry’s waterfront revitalization project has meant interruptions for the marina’s operation from construction on an expanded Scugog Memorial Public Library, to the removal of the marina’s boat launch, to loss of parking and a requirement (under the former Scugog Council) for off-site storage of docks and rental boats, resulting in increased expenses for Mr. Mackey. The marina property at the foot of Queen St. has often been referred to by various council members in recent years as part of ‘the hole in the doughnut’ of a revitalized Port Perry waterfront, seemingly leaving the future of the property in question. “I’m very surprised that they’ve cut off negotiations,” said Mr. Mackey, who has operated the marina in its current location since 1984. “I’m very disappointed I’ve suffered significantly here.” However, Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier said that “the door is still open” for a long-term lease negotiation, adding that he is not part of those discussions and that he expects the matter to return to council in the near future. “We want a marina,” said the mayor. “We’re pleased with the product down there, so let’s roll up our sleeves and get something more cost-effective.” For now, Mr. Mackey said that it will be business as usual at the marina, although he will be considering the feasibility of continuing on at the facility over the next few months, a decision which he said will hinge on maintaining a “high level of service” to customers. “I want to see the negotiations re-opened,” he said. “This council has an opportunity to rebuild this relationship, but it seems that they’re choosing not to.”

REMEMBERING SACRIFICE: Murray Miller and Alma McClure of the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 419 in Port Perry will be among the Legion members taking part in the annual poppy campaign this month. In 2010, the Legion raised more than $25,000 through poppy donations, which went to support various veterans’ charities and organizations. Any person or business interested in purchasing a wreath for the Remembrance Day ceremonies is asked to contact Barb Doupe at 905-985-8502. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

Jobs are safe at Maple Leaf Foods BLAKE WOLFE The Scugog Standard

In the wake of hundreds of job cuts announced by food producer Maple Leaf last week, it appears that Port Perry’s Schneiders plant is not on the chopping block. Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. - which includes the Schneiders brand - recently announced that more than 1,500 jobs across Canada would be affected by several plant closures resulting from consolidation, scheduled to occur by the end of 2014. The announcement also stated that, in turn, several plants would see

re-investment as well as the establishment of a new 402,000 sq. ft. prepared meats facility in Hamilton, Ontario, estimated to create more than 1,100 jobs upon completion. Several distribution centres are also scheduled to close by 2014. “The Scugog facility will not be affected by this announcement,” said Maple Leaf spokesperson Linda Smith, adding that the reorganization only affects Maple Leaf ’s “secondary meat-processing plants.” The Port Perry plant, located on Old Simcoe Rd., deals with baked goods and currently employs 120 workers.

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Road Watch back on track The future of the Road Watch program in Scugog appears bright, a different story from only a few months ago when its sole remaining member announced her resignation, threatening to leave the traffic monitoring initiative on an indefinite hiatus. Cst. Sue Kelly, the Durham police officer in charge of the local program, has received lots of positive feedback from eager volunteers looking to donate their time to monitor aggressive and dangerous driving behaviours on local roadways. The revitalization of the program was the subject of a recent front page story in The Standard. Road Watch was all but finished in Scugog earlier this spring, when Margo Gadsden informed the township that she



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Animal shelter update BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

More than $20,000 has been raised so far and 40 volunteers from across North Durham have donated their time to build a new Scugog-Uxbridge animal shelter, committee members told councillors last week.

Art Matthews and Ginger Jackson, chairs of the committee for the new animal shelter build, made the rounds at Scugog and Uxbridge councils last Monday (Oct. 24) evening, giving councillors an update on the project, which was pitched to those same

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Two serious North Durham crashes

RIK DAVIE The Standard

driver of the first vehicle was later transported to Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto for further evaluation of nonlife threatening injuries. No charges were laid in the incident, said police. Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Pinkowski of the North Division at 1-888579-1520, ext. 2672. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477or on-line at www. and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Durham police responded to two serious collisions in Uxbridge Township last week, including one that claimed the life of a 54-year-old off-duty York police officer and injured two others. Last Thursday (Oct. 27), at approximately 3:38 p.m., officers from North Division responded to the two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Sandford Rd. and the YorkDurham Line. Officers determined that a northbound Chevrolet Impala on the York Durham Line was struck by a Chevrolet pick-up that had been travelling eastbound on Sandford Rd. Police said the 54-yearold male driver of the Chevrolet, from Mount Albert, was pronounced dead at the collision scene. His 54-year old female passenger, a Newmarket resident, was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The 76-yearold driver of the pick-up truck, from Brechin, was also taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The deceased has been identified as Mark Grant, a York police officer who was off-duty at the time of the crash. Collision investigators from the Traffic Services Branch were called and the roadway was closed for several hours to collect evidence and conduct their investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Traffic Services Branch at 905579-1520, ext. 5213. Another collision, this one involving three vehicles, occurred at approximately 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 26) morning, in the area of Hwy. 47 and Old Stouffville Rd. Police said that a northbound vehicle on Hwy. 47 crossed the centre line and crashed head-on with a second vehicle, which travelled into the ditch, rolling on its roof. The first vehicle then continued in the southbound lane, striking a third vehicle. All drivers were transported to Uxbridge Cottage Hospital for treatment. The drivers of the second and third vehicles were later released with minor injuries. The

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As a lover of old movies I have, of late, become something of an addict to The Classic Movie Channel (TCM). It runs the usual standards we all remember from old Hollywood, but sometimes they slip into other more controversial territory. Among the most amusing ... and sometimes horrifyingly ... are films that have not run for many years because they show blacks, Chinese and Native Americans in a very prejudiced and often stereotypical light. Although depressing, these films give a somewhat enlightening look at how mainstream culture of the 20s, 30s and 40s dealt with racial issues, equality and human rights. For instance, violence against women as a matter of regular matrimonial life is rife throughout the early films. What is somewhat humorous in these racial slurs is that minor parts were played by actors of whatever ethnic community was being represented, while major roles were played by Hollywood stars who relied on bad make-up and worse accents to sell the part. And those actors often received great accolades for absolutely horrible portrayals. Imagine Katherine Hepburn as a Chinese lady ... ’cause she’s played one. Not ‘On Golden Pond’ calibre, let me tell you. My personal hero, Groucho Marx, was a past master at camouflaging very racy jokes in the guise of simple slapstick humour. Example? “If I was holding you any tighter madam, I’d be standing behind you!” This kind of humour in a day when married people could not be shown in the same bed. I wonder how many ‘twin bed’ sets were sold because people thought, “Well, that’s what the stars do.” The stars? They all slept together in one gigantic custom-made bed, dummy! And the silent movies? Man some of those stopped just short of soft-porn. Once the ‘talkies’ hit in 1929, smoking and being drunk for extended periods of time was considered the norm. It makes one wonder at what point Ward and June Cleaver brought their milk-white sexless marriage to the tiny screen.... Never mind Doris Day and Rock Hudson. I mean, what were they thinking about during those bedroom scenes? ---------------------------------------------------------------You may have noticed (if you’re reading the Uxbridge edition) that we are beginning to distribute your paper by way of drops at local retailers and newspaper boxes. Why, you may ask? Well, never mind I’m gonna tell you anyway! It takes time to build a good advertising base in a new area and after one year-or-so in Uxbridge we have built a readership that is loyal and very, very supportive of their new ‘local’ community paper. So when ad revenues didn’t catch up as quickly as we would have liked, we didn’t do what the ‘corporate’ papers would have done - sold to an even larger chain or just plain pull out and leave you to the lower common denominator you had before we arrived. We simply stepped back from the incredibly high cost of postal delivery and went to giving you what you said you wanted ... a local paper with local content and local reporters, while we build the advertising base up to where we need it to be to survive. We could have gone with carriers but we didn’t like the idea of charging little kids to work for us. Seriously, you didn’t know some papers do that? Ask around. But rest assured we aren’t going anywhere and we will continue to do what no one else in North Durham has yet to manage ... be an actual newspaper!

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EDITORIAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: It is the goal of The Standard to provide the North Durham community with a reliable source for news, civic events and community activities in a forthright, balanced and open way that is inclusive of all residents. It is the objective of The Standard to promote healthy and open dialogue by residents of the community on the issues and events that affect us all. The Standard hopes to promote independent newspapers and journalism through the efforts of employee shareholders. Publisher/ Managing Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rik Davie Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gayle Stapley Distribution Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Davie News Editor . . . . . . . . . Blake Wolfe Sales Director/Newspaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Hadden Sales . . . . . . . . . Anita Richardson, . . . Liliane Thomas, Lisa LaRocca Reporters . . . . . . . . Tracey Coveart, . . . . . . . .Darryl Knight, Kyla Morgan Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colleen Green Freelance Writers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Thekan, J. ‘Wally’ Nesbitt, . . . . Sister Robert Anne, John Foote The Scugog Standard Limited is a locally owned and operated company which publishes The Scugog Standard and The Uxbridge Standard once weekly on behalf of a shareholders group. EDITORIAL POLICY: Opinions expressed by columnists, contributors and in letters to the editor are not necessarily those of The Standard. Letters must be signed and the telephone number (which will not be published) included. Requests that a name be withheld will be honoured only if there is a compelling reason to do so. The Scugog Standard reserves the right to edit or refuse to publish any unsolicited material. ADVERTISING POLICY: The Scugog Standard reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. The Standard is not liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of the advertisement nor are they liable for other errors and omissions to advertisements in subsequent issues, or any refunds of monies paid for the advertisement. All claims of error must be made by Tuesday at noon of the week following publication.

G-Moms say ‘thanks’ To the Editor: The G-Moms of Port Perry would like to thank everyone who attended our Flavours of Fall fashion event at Town Hall 1873. Your continuing support for events such as these enable us to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, which helps orphaned children and their caregivers in sub-Sahara Africa through grassroots projects that lead to self-sufficiency. We must thank the following retailers for their participation, time, ticket sales, effort, generous donations and wonderful models: Jillian’s Downtown, Tweed & Hickory, Brock’s, Brittany & Bros., Lishman’s, Vos’ Independent, Avant Garde and Strawberry Threads. A great big thank you to Anita Clarke, who gave of her time and expertise to us assist backstage.

A heart-felt thank you to Andre Gardner and Landon Drew for technical support, Matt Williams for the poster and ticket design and Ocala Orchard and Winery for the pre-show entertainment and refreshments. Special thanks to the Stack and Stanley families for strutting the stage - and especially to your kids, who stole everyone’s heart! The Scugog Standard continually provides coverage of our events, and to you we extend a most gracious thank you. Lastly, all of the committee members - and our members, who pitched in to help wherever it was needed - deserve a pat on the back. The success of our fashion event was truly the work of many! Thanks to one and all. Cathy Williams G-Moms of Port Perry

Immaculate turns 25 To the Editor: I wish to thank The Standard for the recent article regarding the 25th Anniversary of the Blessing of Immaculate Conception Catholic School. We had an overwhelming attendance at our ceremony. Among the guests who spoke at our mass given by Bishop Nguyen were MPP John O’Toole, Mayor Chuck Mercier, Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew and School Trustee Kathy LaFort.

Immaculate Coneception C.S. was decorated with newspaper clippings and photos from when our school was under construction right up to the present. Any student, staff member or event associated with IC that had a published story made it on our wall. It really felt like a walk down memory lane. Doris Reimer Port Perry

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A Thousand Monkeys

staying in touch... By John O’Toole, MPP

BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

The long, and short The long-awaited (by some, at least) tabling of a federal bill that will effectively kill off the long gun registry finally came about last week. It’s not the end of the world as some may think. First, the numbers - several million dollars a year since 2001 in operating costs - is no small figure. This is on top of nearly $1 billion spent to implement the program. If the money saved by scrapping the registry can be put toward some better uses, say healthcare or the environment or tackling the social roots of crime, then I’m all for it. Throwing all of it at increasing the number of police officers and prisons, when the rate of violent crime - especially incidents involving long guns - is dropping across the country, seems counterintuitive.Coincidentally, those long gun crime numbers have been dropping over several years, and not since the implementation of the registry. Given this government’s track record, I’m not banking on the first set of options outlined above. But saving money, especially in light of a renewed worldwide financial crisis, is always a good thing - moreso when it’s money that may not have been well spent. It certainly won’t inspire legions of aspiring crooks across the country to take up arms, nor will the lack of a registry mean that criminals will pick up rifles in favour of handguns for use in robberies. It’s implausible to think that the average gun-wielding thug has been waiting for the government to kill the registry for the sake of having an untraceable weapon. They’ve likely already been using one. Should a criminal choose to use a long gun, there’s a good chance it was either

stolen and rendered untraceable or never registered to begin with. Keeping the registry alive won’t do much to control restricted or illegal firearms, like some of the high-powered rifles that were being used at a local conservation area earlier this spring. Perhaps if we spent some of the millions of dollars that went to the registry on combating the flow of restricted or illegal weapons into the hands of criminals in this country, we’d be taking real steps toward fighting gun crime. Looking at statistics, numbers for handgun crimes are higher than those involving long guns. And although it’s a lesser problem than those weapons described above, a long gun registry does nothing to control the use of converted replica firearms - such as starter’s pistols - in the commission of criminal acts, an encroaching problem reported by several police departments, including Durham. Killing the registry will allow lawabiding hunters and farmers - the vast majority of long gun users - to more easily access firearms as a recreational device or tool. Most importantly, it will end a political chess game with the taxpayer as the unwitting pawn. In the end, the registry’s legacy comes down to politics and the exploitation of the urban-rural divide by the various political parties - alternately appealing to the rural demand for less-restricted firearm ownership and the urban fear of gun crime - rather than any sort of proven ability to stop gun crime. Several million dollars a year is too high a price to play that game.

Undead and milking it As I write this column, there is a 20-year-old vampire with a broken foot sitting in the next room, flapping madly as she watches Watership Down videos on YouTube. Is this how the young undead spend their days, I wonder, or just the hobbled ones? Shouldn’t the succubus be sleeping, resting up for a night of relentless blood sucking? Many of you may remember that Stephanie was a vampire last Halloween, and while sporting the same costume twice is verboten for my autistic trick or treater, we had assumed - and made deals based on - the fact that she wouldn’t be going door to door in a cast. While the thought of a new movie or DS game in exchange for a pillowcase full of candy sounded appealing for a spell, Stephie’s youthful spirit became increasingly unsettled about staying home to shell out the closer we got to All Hallows Eve. By the time we had carved our single pumpkin into the jack-o-lantern likeness of Efrafa’s war-torn General Woundwort, the most terrifying of all Watership Down characters, Stephie had convinced herself that visiting a few houses wasn’t going make her foot any more broken. The homes in our neighbourhood, most of them semis, may be too close for comfort for most country mice, but from a greedy trick or treater’s perspective, Toronto streets are paradise. So much candy, so little distance to travel between doorsteps. Every Oct. 31, we think it will be Stephie’s last as a voracious treat hunter. But that’s the thing about kids who

Durham remembers Federal Bill Proposes 15 Communities across More Seats for Ontario Durham Riding will be honLast week, the federal ouring the fallen on Nov. government introduced 11 and at ceremonies and legislation proposing a respecial events leading up distribution of seats in the to Remembrance Day. It is House of Commons. The my honour to represent the proposal calls for Ontario Province of Ontario at Reto get another 15 seats. membrance Services. This B.C. and Alberta would is a time to pay tribute to all each gain six and Quebec who fought for Canada to will get three. preserve peace and freedom It is important that poat home and abroad. This is litical representation keeps also a time to pay tribute to John O’Toole pace with changes in popuall who serve so courageously in the present-day Canadian military lation growth and the distribution of and the veterans who have served with voters. I hope the re-distribution process might create an additional seat for equal dedication in the past. More than 1.5 million Canadians the rapidly growing Durham Region. served in the two World Wars and in Eventually, the Ontario Legislature may the Korean War. In these conflicts, more have to decide whether it wants to add than 110,000 Canadians gave their lives 15 seats in the Provincial Parliament to for our country. Veterans’ Week is ob- coincide with the additional representaserved in Canada Nov. 5 to 11. There is tion being proposed federally. growing support for making Nov. 11 a Ontario Reviews Cycling Deaths national day of remembrance (I hesitate to call it a national holiday) by closing Ontario’s Chief Coroner has anschools and businesses. I would appre- nounced a review of cycling deaths ciate your comments on expanding the across the province. This review is being scope of Remembrance Day. Your input undertaken as a result of public concern is important to me. I can be reached at surrounding the issue of cycling safety. and or 905-697- Cycling is popular for both transpor1501 (1-800-661-2433). tation and fitness. One of the recent The Department of National De- trends has been a growing number of fence/Canadian Forces employs more so-called e-bikes that operate by pedal than 35,000 men and women in On- power and electric power. Sadly, the statario, including members of the regular tistics tell us that between 15 and 20 cyand reserve forces and civilian personclists die from injuries each year in Onnel. Two on-line web sites that recognize Canada’s military history and heritage tario. Deaths from 2006 to 2010 will be may be of interest: included in the review. Its purpose is to identify common factors that may have and I would like to thank the three Royal played a role in the deaths, and where Canadian Legions in my Riding (Branch possible, to make recommendations 178 - Bowmanville; Branch 419 - Port to prevent similar tragedies. Look for Perry; and Branch 170 - Uxbridge.) The a report and recommendations in the Legions face challenges familiar to many spring of 2012. I would hope that the volunteer organizations, and there is a use of e-bikes (equipped with both peddecline in the number of our oldest vet- als and a small electric motor) would be erans. They deserve our support. included in the review.

don’t grow up: the good times never end. Santa still fills your stocking to overflowing, the Easter Bunny seems to find more places to hide eggs each year and Halloween is perpetually the one day in the year your parents let you stay up late gorging on bite-size chocolate bars and miniature bags of chips. Well, your mom, anyway. Dad has been stressing about the sugar overload for more than a month. Except for beer, Rob has been spared a sweet tooth and he worries that the usual sack of candy will hasten Stephie’s early demise - or at least a monstrous dental bill. “Instead of collecting candy this year, why don’t you dress up and give out candy instead,” he suggested precast. She looked at him like he’d grown another head long before it was acceptable to don a costume. “Are you joking?!” she said. Apparently, he wasn’t. He tempted her with ‘grown-up parties,’ the blu ray version of the Lion King and a new doggie dress-up game for her DS. She wasn’t having any part of it. She was going out trick or treating if he killed her. Until she fell down the stairs and her candy acquisition dreams came crashing down around her. When the pain was bad, even she could see the impossibility of the situation. The houses are close together but they all have stairs to climb. Like a smart little goblin, she quickly snapped up the ‘gift instead of goodies’ deal. But that was then. Two weeks to the day and she’s feel-

Just Write! TRACEY COVEART The Standard ing pretty plucky. She trundled off to school in full vampire regalia today and came home happy as Dracula at a blood donor clinic: ashen-faced, widow-peaked and shadow-eyed, with flakes of dried hemoglobin on her lips. All we have to do in a couple of hours is a little theatrical touch-up and she’s good to go, pillowcase in (mom’s) hand. At the very least, we’re going to test the waters with a few house calls. If her foot hurts too much, we’ll head back home and she can guard the door. But vampires don’t feel pain do they? Unless it’s a stake through the heart, and I’m pretty sure Rob doesn’t feel that strongly about it. Last year in an ironic twist, a boy with special needs who was demoted to candy-giver criticized Stephie for being too old for trick or treating. Instead of feeling embarrassed for herself, she felt sorry for him. He had clearly been gypped of one of the great joys of being special. Living with a handicap means a life of hardship, but there are perks. The trick is to take advantage of them. And judging by her usual bag of treats, Stephie’s got that down to a science.

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The Standard

PPH Foundation: A place to put your trust in healthcare TRACEY COVEART The Standard

If the heart of Port Perry is the local hospital, then the Port Perry Hospital Foundation is the heartbeat of the community. You can’t have one without the other. The Port Perry Hospital Foundation (Registered Charity Number 89145 0843 RR0001) was incorporated as a Corporation without Share Capital in 1979. Since then, it has raised not only the profile of the hospital in the Lakeridge Health system but also millions of dollars for Lakeridge Health Port Perry through generous donations from the community, helping to ensure the hospital doors remain open and patients receive the care they need, when they need it, here, at home. The foundation is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets eight to 10 times per year - there are seven members at present and, unlike other healthcare boards, none of them receive compensation for the work they do - and a staff of two full-time employees: the Executive Director and an Annual Giving Coordinator. The mandate of the foundation is simple: to raise funds for equipment and programs at Lakeridge Health Port Perry and only Lakeridge Health Port Perry. Money that is raised here, stays here. “The main concern of donors is that their contributions are used for equipment only for the hospital in Port

Perry,” said foundation Executive Director Cindy Lister. “We are located in the hospital and we work cooperatively with Lakeridge Health to determine equipment needs for fundraising purposes, but we function as a separate entity. We maintain our own bank accounts, books and records. We are guided by a set of bylaws, and the bylaws are reviewed annually.” Although the waters may be a little murky south of the ridges these days, the Port Perry Hospital Foundation is a transparent and fully accountable charity. “Our financial statements are reviewed by the board at every meeting so that each director is aware of our financial status,” said Ms. Lister, “and our operating budget is approved annually. This year, for example, we have committed to spending more than $500,000 on equipment and programs.” Monthly financial statements, Ms. Lister told The Standard, “are produced by a third-party bookkeeper and we are audited annually. The auditor reviews policies and ‘grills’ staff on procedures: from how donations are received, processed and receipted to checking to see that the funds raised were spent as intended.” That means when the foundation sends out a mailing to its donors soliciting funds for a particular piece of equipment or program, the money is spent on that particular piece of equipment or program. There is no gray area. Promises made are promises kept. No matter how long it takes to keep them. “One of the challenges we’ve encountered since the Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive was passed is that it takes a long time to make an equipment purchase,” said Ms. Lister. “We can fundraise for equipment that’s on the LHPP equipment list, but it may not arrive until the next fiscal year. This can be frustrating for donors who are looking forward to seeing their gift in action as soon as possible. And it can create a problem when you have a disbursement quota to meet.” (A disbursement quota is the percentage of funds raised that must be spent in a 24-month period.) Checks and balances, however, are firmly in place. Bylaws include specifics on the number of officers who have signing authority and the limitations on their powers. “We submit a charity information return annually to the Canada Revenue Agency and this can be viewed on their web site at,” said Ms. Lister. The Canada Revenue Agency maintains a searchable list of Canadian charities, which allows any member of the public to confirm whether a charity is registered under the Income Tax Act and is therefore eligible to issue official donation receipts for income tax purposes; view a charity’s information return; learn more about a charity’s financial information (assets, liabilities, income and expenditures); investigate the activities of a registered charity; and find out how to contact a charity. And the local media plays a watchdog role of sorts, too. “We’re grateful to have the support of our local newspapers because they provide excellent coverage - from photos of cheque presentations to articles about needs at the hospital,” said Port Perry Hospital Foundation President Joan Gordon. “Readers can see who is donating and what is being donated. “Our Board of Directors is cautious about how we spend donated funds,” continued Ms. Gordon. “We appreciate every gift, from the smallest to the largest donation. It all adds up to the ability to help make life better for patients and staff, and that’s what we’re here for.” In a world where size definitely matters, being smaller than your counterparts is sometimes better, both for accountability and transparency and for accessibility. “One advantage of being a smaller organization is ac-

cess,” said Ms. Lister. “We can walk down the hall and ask the nurse on the front line about what they feel is really needed, and we can see for ourselves whether that equipment has arrived.” And being smaller means a different - and less complicated, convoluted and questionable - approach to raising money. “National organizations and big hospitals run large events and lotteries because they have the financial ability to do that,” said Ms. Gordon. “It’s easier to monitor your fundraising activities when they’re simpler.” Which is a good thing, since fundraising is an ongoing and endless activity for the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. There is always a need for new equipment and programs, which means there is always a need for more money. “Our last big capital project was the Lighting the Way! Campaign to raise $4.5 million dollars for a new Endoscopy Suite and capital equipment for the Endo Suite, Surgery, OR, Diagnostic Imaging, ER and New Life Centre,” said Ms. Lister. “Most pledges are complete. In fact, we accept the Township of Scugog’s final payment of $100,000 on Nov. 7.” The new Endoscopy Suite was officially opened on Feb. 11, 2008. “We now average almost 2,200 procedures a year between our three surgeons,” said Ms. Lister, “and patients can be booked in every day of the week except Friday.” Most recently, foundation projects and purchases include an $18,000 laryngoscope for the hospital’s anesthetists; $25,000 invested in new vital signs monitors for the med/surg ward and remodelling and refurnishing of the patient lounge; $100,000 worth of new and replacement equipment for the Lab; and $45,000 for specialized monitoring systems for the Post Anesthetic Recovery Area. In these tough economic times, giving is not easy. Money is tight. Priorities must be established. And the foundation, while always in need and grateful for every donation, is acutely aware of these pressing realities and sets its targets accordingly. “In a community like ours,” said Ms. Gordon, “it’s important to remember that there are many worthwhile causes needing support. It can be difficult for donors, particularly businesses, who are constantly approached for that same dollar. We keep that in mind when deciding whether to take on new fundraising initiatives.” After a careful review of the hospital’s most pressing requirements, the foundation is about to send out its Christmas mailing stating its patient care priorities for the coming year. On the wish list is: -$10,000 for the GIVE (Geriatric Initiatives of Volunteers for the Elderly) Program; -$8,000 for a Glidescope (with stand) for the Emergency Department; -$11,000 for a Cardiac Monitor for the ER; -$30,000 for a Flexible Bronchoscope for Surgery; and -$12,000 for Endo Chole Instruments/Tray for Surgery. It’s a tall order, but the Port Perry Hospital Foundation has a proven track record of success when it comes to meeting patient needs. In her message in the Christmas mailing, which should arrive at your door shortly, Ms. Gordon says: “I’ve had an opportunity to see first-hand how my donations are being used. And although it seems there is never enough to go around, I can say to you with confidence that every dollar I’ve given to help out at Port Perry Hospital has been a dollar wisely invested.” Wisely invested and well spent. On your community. On your family and friends. On you. On behalf of your loved ones this holiday season, consider donating to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation. There is no great gift than the gift of good health.

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Craft show Nov. 12 On Nov. 12, the Visual Arts department at Port Perry High School will present its 20th annual Christmas Craft Show and Sale, featuring plenty of great gift ideas for everyone. The show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will have more than 60 vendors displaying crafts of all kinds, ranging from woodworking,

ornaments, teddy bears, children’s clothing, preserves and more. Admission is $3 and a light lunch is available. Parking is free. Port Perry High School is located at 160 Rosa St. For more information, call Ron or Sandy Cosway at 905-9858840 or e-mail ronsan@

Every Monday * Euchre, 8 p.m., Tyrone Orange Hall, year round, info: 905-263-2592. * Latcham Centre, Senior’s Shuffleboard Club, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., drop in all seniors welcome. * Just For Today Al-Anon Family Group meet Port Perry United Church basement, 8 p.m., info 905-728-1020. * Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums welcomes new members and offers free lessons for both, Uxbridge Legion, 109 Franklin St., Uxbridge 8 p.m. info: Alex 905-649-1620. * 1st Port Perry Sparks, Prince Albert Hall, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 905-9851422. * 4th Port Perry Brownies, Scugog Island Hall, girls 7 and 8-year-olds, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 905-985-4240. * 3rd Port Perry Guides, Port Perry United Church, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 905-985-6174. * Pineridge Chorus of Sweet Adelines rehearsal, 7:15 p.m., Uxbridge Music Hall, 905-852-6327 Every Tuesday * Victory Christian Centre (Revolution) youth group, ages 12 and up,7:30 p.m., info: 905-985-1346. * Teen Zumba, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Uxpool, ages - 13 - 18, 905-852-7831, camps@ * Mish Mash Dance Class, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., ages 9 - 12, 905-852-7831 camps@ * Bridge and, regular and bid, 1 p.m., Latcham Centre, Port Perry Seniors. * Sunderland Legion, Bingo, 7 p.m. * TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Port Perry United Church, 6-8 p.m., info 905-985-9454. * Euchre, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Blackstock, year round, sponsored by the Cartwright Seniors. * Men’s Promise Keepers, 7 a.m., Emmanuel Community Church, Reach St., Port Perry (across from arena). * The Port Perry Artists’ Association meets upstairs at Vos’ 7 p.m. * Durham Hospice Bereavement Support Group, 7-9 p.m., 14 Brock St. E., Uxbridge, free, all welcome, call Athanas 905-852-4461 to register. * Port Perry Senior’s Gentle Exercise, 10:30 a.m., Latcham Centre, 905-9854086. * Brock Township Public Library, Beaverton Branch, Fall Storytime, 10:30 a.m., three to six-year-olds. * North Durham Community Bible Study (interdenominational) meeting, 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Baptist church, 231 Brock St., W. Every Wednesday * #41 Port Perry Army Cadets training night, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Port Perry High School, info: * Port Perry Senior’s Chorus, 12:30 p.m., Latcham Centre, Gord Emmerson 905982-8745. * North House and Community Churches Soup Lunch, until March, 12 - 1:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s-Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Uxbridge. * Divorce Care Support Group, 7 p.m. starting Oct. 12 for 6 weeks, Emmanuel Community Church, 905-985-4441. * Beginning Oct. 12, six week journey into The Gospel of John, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Emmanuel Community Church 1680 Reach St. 905-985-4441. * Handicapable Ministry’, Trinity United Church, 20 First Ave., Uxbridge 7 p.m. 8 p.m. All special needs women and men are welcome, info 905-852-6213. * North Durham Concert Band meets 7 p.m., R.H.Cornish School, new members welcome. * West Shore Village progressive and refreshments, 905-985-8660. * Port Perry Senior’s Watercolours, 11:30 a.m., Latcham Centre, (must purchase own supplies), 905-473-5405. * Port Perry Senior’s Crafts and Wood-

carving, 9 a.m., Latcham Centre, Gord Emmerson 905-982-8745. * Join IODE Women Who Make A Difference IODE, Susie Sorabji Chapter will meet in the evening during the fall, women of all ages are invited to attend and learn about volunteer work with IODE. * Brownies, Nestleton Community Centre 6:15 - 7:30 p.m., call Debra 905986-1803. * AA Meeting, 8 p.m. Port Perry Goodtide Group, (speaker meeting, family, friends welcome) Port Perry United Church (basement) 294 Queen St., 905-7281020. * Scugog Duplicate Bridge Club games 1 p.m. afternoon, Prince Albert Community Centre, info: Leslie 905982-1084. * Brock Township Public Library, Cannington Branch, Fall Storytime 11 a.m., three to six-year-olds. * Brock Township Public Library, Sunderland Branch, Fall Storytime 2:15 p.m., three to six-year-olds. * Scugog Shuffleboard Club, Blackstock arena, 9:45 a.m. to noon and 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., info: 905-986-5530. Every Thursday * Sparks level of Girl Guides, Blackstock United Church, 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. info: 905-986-1803. * Guides level of Girl Guides, Blackstock United Church, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., info: 905-986-1803. * Pathfinders level of Girl Guides, Blackstock United Church, 7 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. info: 905-986-1803. * ‘Soups on Us,’ organized by five local churches and a Parents Support Group, Church of the Ascension Hall, 266 North St., Port Perry, noon - 1:30 p.m. * Weekly euchre, Prince Albert Community Centre, 7:30 p.m. * Weekly euchre, Caesarea Hall, 7:30 p.m. * Sunderland Legion, Darts, 7:30 p.m. * Pickleball, 9 a.m. - noon, Scugog Community Centre, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry. * ‘Write Nite’, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Scugog Memorial Library, Port Perry, bring pen, paper info: 905-985-8359. Every Friday * AA Meeting, 8 p.m., Caesarea Community Hall, Reg. Rd. 57, (beside firehall), 905728-1020. * Sunderland Legion, Partners euchre , 7:30 p.m. * Sunderland Farmer’s Market (arena parking lot), 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. until end of October. * Brock Township Public Library, Cannington Branch, Fall Storytime 11 a.m., three to six-year-olds. * Brock Township Public Library, Beaverton Branch, Tales for Twos 10:30 a.m. two-yearolds. Every Saturday Brock Township Public Library, Beaverton Cannington and Sunderland Branches, Drop-in Craft, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. all ages. Every Sunday * AA Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Port Perry Goodtide 12 step discussion group (alcoholics only) Port Perry United Church (upstairs), 294 Queen St., 905-728-1020. * July and Aug., ‘Praise in the Park,’ hosted by the Churches of Uxbridge, 6:30 p.m., Centennial Park behind municipal office, bring lawn chair. * Sunday Cruisin’ For Charity, noon - 5 p.m. Fast Eddie’s Diner, 4029 Brock Rd, Uxbridge. * Aquafit for Teens, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., ages 13 - 17, 905-852-7831 camps@town. ------------------------------------------Every Mon., and Every Wed. Gentle Aerobics for older adults, Masonic Hall, Port Perry, Mon. and Wed., 10 a.m., info: 905-986-5958. Every Monday and Friday

* Port Perry Senior’s Exercise, 9:30 a.m., 905-986-8745, Latcham Centre. * Port Perry Senior’s Line Dancing, 10:30 a.m., Latcham Centre, Diane Wiseman 905-985-4126, Gord Emmerson 905982-8745. 3rd Monday of each Month * Port Perry Patchers QUILT Guild, Hope Christian Reform Church, 14480 Old Simcoe Rd., Prince Albert, 7 p.m. * Scugog Shores Fibre Artists, 7:30 p.m. info: 905-985-8318, 905-9852939. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Port Perry Rug Hookers Group, Upstairs at Vos, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 905-985-1198. Every 2nd Tuesday Autism Ontario Durham Region Chapter, support group meetings 7:30 p.m., Precious Minds Resource and Learning Centre, info: 1-866495-4680. Every 4th Tuesday *Challenging Autism Together Support Group, 7:30 p.m., Dunbarton-Fairport United Church, 1066 Dunbarton Dr. Pickering, 1-866-495-4680. * Community Nursing Home Family Council meeting, in Sun Room, 6:30 p.m. sharp, bring concerns and question, info: 905-982-8922. Every Wednesday and Thursday * Play Group Drop-in at Blackstock Co-op Nursery School, Blackstock Rec Centre, 9:30 am - 11:15 am., snack, drink and craft provided, $4 non-members, $3 members, 50¢ each additional child, 905-986-4585. 1st Wednesday of Month Join IODE Susie Sorabji Chapter evenings during spring and fall, morning during winter months, info: or 905-852-7084. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays *Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group, Open House, 970 Eldon Rd., Oakwood 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., call Sue 705-953-9987. * Port Perry Senior’s Computer Club, 2:30 p.m., 905-982-2135, Latcham Centre. Every 3rd Wednesday Autism Support Group meets 7:30 p.m., at Behavioural Consultation and Therapy Services, 1450 Hopkins St., Suite 105, Whitby. Every 4th Wednesday Port Perry Old Time Fiddle Club, Dance and Jam, Scugog Community Centre, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., $3 admission, fiddlers, pickers, singers, round and square dancing, musicians and public welcome, info: 905-985-7557. First Thursday of Month Uxbridge Parkinson’s Support Group meetings, 22 James Hill Court, Uxbridge (Bridgewater Building Function room) 1 p.m. 3 p.m., information, 905-852-8894, www.uxparkinsons Every 3rd Thursday The Uxbridge Genealogical Group meets in the Library, lower level, 7 p.m., $2, 905-852-6973 or 1st and 3rd Thursdays Meditation sessions, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., bring comfortable cushions, cost is donation, info: 905-852-9974. First Friday of every Month *Ladies cancer-support friendship group, (except for July and August), join us for lunch at noon, Jersey’s Restaurant, Uxbridge, info: Kathy 905-8952-7292. *Port Perry Flowyoga Studio yoga class with all proceeds to Uxbridge/ Scugog Animal Shelter, pay-as-youcan-class, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., www. or 905-4417874.

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The Standard


by Mary Jean Till


Zephyr and Sandford Are your flowers and veggies in from the garden? I wasn’t quite quick enough but saved most. The frost was thick on the pumpkins on Sunday but was lovely to photograph. The community was saddened by the death of Morley Bain, who had been ill for some time. Morley, a life-time Zephyr citizen, was in municipal politics as a councillor and reeve for Scott Township and, for 31 years, Sheriff of Ontario County and Durham Region. He was active in community and church affairs. Visitation and celebration of his life took place in Zephyr Church with Rev. Diane Bennett-Jones conducting the service. Our

sympathies to wife Bev and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren! The Ontario Scholar list missed one young man of the community. Justin, son of Leanne and Larry O’Connor, was in a co-op program with Port Perry High School, learning to build houses at Windfield Farms. Cor and Jenny Van Maurik enjoyed a wonderful cruise on the Black Sea and visits to Athens and Rome. In Athens they noted the terrible conditions brought about by the general economic chaos in that country but had no personal troubles. Caroline Hicken has been soaking up the heat in sunny Mexico. Janice Risebrough and


Our community lost another senior citizen last week with the passing of Maria Hoogeveen after a long illness. Sympathy is extended to her husband of many years, Peter, and their children Anne Marie and her husband Neil Willams and Bob and Cathy Hoogeveen and the grandchildren. Rie was very active in the community as well as helping Peter run their very successful dairy farm until Bob was old enough to help his dad. For many years, Rie lovingly tended the cenotaph as her tribute to the Canadian soldiers who saved her native Holland from the enemy. The visitation and funeral took place at Port Perry Roman Catholic Church on Saturday morning.

Prince Albert

by Pat Asling

I, along with many others, attended the library last Wednesday when David Phillips showed slides and described he and wife Anne’s trip to South Africa. Points of interest included Soweto, Swaziland and Victoria Falls. David will be guest speaker at Sandford, on Sunday, Nov.13, at 9:30 a.m. This is a joint service with Zephyr, as Rev. Diane is on study leave. David will inform us about the First Nations Reconciliation Commission. Last Thursday, Sandford UCW members enjoyed a lively and inspiring presentation by Tinie Evans on the work of Port Perry’s G-Moms. A branch of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, they work with

grandmothers in South Africa who are left to raise their grandkids when their parents are killed by HIV/ AIDS or violence. Officially called the ‘Grandmothers to Grandmothers’ Campaign, each community names their own group to fit. Tinie’s representation of South Africa and Soweto was in contrast to the one presented by David. Sunday, Nov. 6, is Peace Sunday/Remembrance Day and there will be special events. On Nov. 20, the Zephyr UCW meets at the church. Sandford UCW does not meet this month as we are involved in the Roast Beef Supper on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Feast here!

by Joyce Kelly On Saturday, the annual meeting of District 4 of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies met at Blackstock United Church. Members of the local fair board catered the lunch for those who attended. Guy Scott of Kinmount was the guest speaker for the meeting, speaking on ‘The Future of our Fairs.’ Nov. 11 is the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony, beginning with a service at the Blackstock Recreation Centre. Following the service, everyone will parade to the cenotaph for the ceremony of remembrance at 11 a.m. Last Saturday, the ladies of the 30s enjoyed lunch together in Port Perry and had a wonderful time of visiting and fellowship. These ladies had all

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for Prince Albert’s Annual Beef Supper. We greatly appreciate the support that we receive. The committees of the Church Panel will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., with the full Panel meeting at 8 p.m. The UCW will meet in the Fellowship Room at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The Roll Call is a gift for Denise House. All hands on deck beginning Monday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m., for the great apple pie -making bee. We will also welcome you back on Tuesday, Nov. 8, same time. It isn’t all hard work and we do enjoy having lunch together. Prince Albert United Church Talent Auction is Friday, Nov. 18, with viewing at 7 p.m. and the auction beginning

attended high school together here in Blackstock and were all born in 1930. On Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Anglican Church and Blackstock United Church will present the launch for Paul Arculus’ newest book, ‘Durant’s Right-hand Man.’ This unique event will take place at St. John’s, with free admission. All proceeds from book sales will be donated to the two churches. Mark your calendars now for this event. Winners at the Tuesday evening card party were Jocelyn Bradbury, Keith VanCamp, Alma Manns, John K., Elmo Gibson and Peter Booth (low). Specials went to Ellen Gibson, Elaine Bailey, Jean VanCamp and Hazel Coates.

by Pat Boyd at 7:45 p.m. The UCW will have refreshments available during intermission. The sign-up sheets are now posted, so sign in your talent. One of the items up for bid is a week for two to six people on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Feb. 5 to 12, 2012. The Scugog Christian School is having a Bazaar and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 19. The bazaar begins at 1:30 p.m. and the auction takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday evening’s euchre winners at the community centre were Barb Evans, Donna Sweetman, Larry Doble, Georgina Stiner, Ethel Smith and Grace Pargeter. Mac Albright did it again! He won the lone hand series with 13 lone hands.

This week and next we will remember our war heroes past and present by buying a poppy and wearing it proudly in support of our veterans, their spouses and dependents and the families of deceased veterans. Take time to remember on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. At Greenbank (11 a.m.) and Seagrave (9:30 a.m.), church services on Nov. 13, Peace Sunday will be recognized with guest Don Kerr, a retired Canadian Armed Forces Major. We extend our sympathy to Harold Howsam and family on the death of his wife Joyce, who passed away on Friday, Oct. 28. Funeral arrangements are with Low and Low Funeral Home, Reach St., Port Perry. Sympathy is also extended to Bob and Murray Stone, their families and extended families, with the passing of their sister Linda Newstead, also on Oct. 28. Congratulations to Jessica Phoenix, wife of Joel, who - with her horse, ‘Pavarotti’ - won Gold at the Pan Am Games in the ‘Eventing’ category, which includes dressage, show jumping and cross country. She was also part of the Canadian team that won Silver. Jessica is only the second Canadian ever to win Gold in individual games at the Pan-Am Games in Eventing. The North Durham Blades Atom ‘B’s are holding an Electronics Collection Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at Uxbridge Arena. Please bring your unwanted or end-of-life electronics for recycling. Items to be collected include TVs, computers (portable and desktop), stereos, radios, cameras, etc. For more information, e-mail When you drop by, please bring a non-perishable food item to support the local food bank. Two Greenbank girls - Zoe Paulin and Meghan Burnside - are on the team. School News Sunshine Kids receiving tickets for good deeds this past week were Joshua T (Grade 2), Kayla Henderson and Keaton Phoenix. The DEAA Cross Country Finals at Lakeridge was the finale for all of the Durham Region schools. Eleven Greenbank students competed with great enthusiasm and dedication, doing an amazing job. Special mention goes out to Lilly Tuck (5th), Zoe Paulin (13th), Finn Tuck (11th) and Gibson Baird (15th). Special congratulation to the 10-year-old girls’ team, who placed second in all of Durham Region. They received a ‘runners-up’ cross country banner. A huge thank you to Ms. Clarkson and Mrs. Wagenaar for all their support and encouragement. Church News Jim and Kim Thomson were greeters and ushers for Mission and Service Sunday. Ted Smith welcomed guest minister Rev. Les Hills of Sunderland. The children attending wore their Halloween costumes for their special time at Sunday School, and enjoyed Rev. Hills story of how small things like apple seeds, grains of sand and pennies can make big things happen: like apple trees, sand boxes and beaches, and a large offering to help others through Mission and Service. The Ladies Chorus sang ‘Seek Ye First,’ and Reta Stickwood’s solo - ‘People Need the Lord’ - was lovely. The message was ‘Faith, Hope and Love Enacted.’ Nov. 6 is Greenbank’s anniversary service at 11 a.m., with guest speaker Rev. Elaine Hall from Port Perry United Church. Please bring sandwiches, squares or cookies for lunch following the service. The Evening U.C.W. will meet on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. is ‘Christmas in the Country,’ an evening of Christmas music at Greenbank Church. For tickets, call 905-985-8559 or any choir member.

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Seagrave We had a lot of rain this past week, we but at least we haven’t had to get the shovels out! Robin and Brett Drew and family arrived home mid-week after a week-long cruise in the Caribbean. Hurricane Rina prevented them from visiting one port of call. We send our prayers out to Robin as she has since spent a few days in the hospital. Hope that you are feeling better now. Eleanor and Ken Sturman were the friendly greeters and were pleasantly surprised when young Jordyn and Devon Hooker arrived dressed as witches. There were two visitors to the birthday box, Marley Cannon and Karen Huestis both celebrating their special day. This was the week for the pulpit exchange and we were pleased to welcome Rev. Walter Murray and his wife Juanita. Rev. Murray was born in Nova Scotia and has preached across Canada. He is now retired and a part-time supply minister in Cannington. Betty Lou Beacock, Donna Sweetman, Don Real and Rick McAskill participated in a skit about building a house, explaining that it takes more than one person with a hammer, nails and wood. It takes several people with various skills to finish the project... ‘One person is not enough, together we are powerful.’ Juanita Murray read the scriptures. The sermon was about the Mission and Service Fund, entitled ‘My Story, Your Story, Our Story.’ Marg and Don Real played a video about the work by the

Epsom & Utica Condolences to Ted and Corrine Croxall on the passing of Corinne’s brother Eldred King last week. Welcome home to Jonathon and Kathleen Head, who have just returned from an anniversary holiday trip to Jamaica. Welcome home also to Margaret Hunter, who is back from a vacation to Williamsburg. Best Wishes to Eileen Slute as she moves to her new home in Apple Valley, Port Perry, next week. Congratulation’s to Don and Stella Asling, who celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on Oct. 19 - and to Don who, celebrated a birthday on Oct. 26. November is our month for the Operation Scugog Food Bank, so please bring supplies to church. They are especially in need of shampoo, beans, pasta sauce or, if you would prefer, financial contributions. All donations are gratefully accepted. The UCW will meet next Tuesday, and will be wrapping candy for Reach View. Please bring any candy next Sunday to church.


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by Robin Drew & Jean Short Mission and Service Fund in the Jane and Finch area in Toronto. This area, with 110 nationalities, has the lowest poverty area in Canada. The fund helps many local areas in need, as well as abroad. We are all God’s people: a healthy congregation is a giving congregation. There was a special collection for Mission and Services. There will be envelopes available if you missed this collection. Hope all the fairies, ghosts and goblins enjoy trick or treating on Halloween, and that the weather cooperates for them. Upcoming events... -Nov. 6 - Seagrave United Church will be closed this Sunday so the congregation can join with Greenbank United Church at 11 a.m. for their anniversary service. We ask that you attend Greenbank in celebration. -Nov. 8 - noon ‘Out to Lunch’ menu is ham, scalloped potatoes, veggies, salads, homemade bread, pies, tea and coffee. Once again, we will be entertained by Gord Emmerson. He will do a tribute to our fallen soldiers. To reserve a seat, call Jean at 905-985-9921. If you need a ride, call Don Real at 705-357-3871. -Nov. 12 - 8:30 a.m. Seagrave Men’s Breakfast. All are welcome. -Nov. 13 - 8:30 a.m. Coffee Hour hosted by the Board of Stewards. All welcome to enjoy some fellowship. -Nov. 13 - 9:30 a.m. Peace Sunday. The guest speaker is Don Kerr, who is a retired Canadian Armed Forces Major. If anyone has news for this column, please phone 905-985-9921.

by Shari Kerry The Seniors’ Luncheon at Epsom Church is next Thursday. Please call 905-852-7445 to reserve your spot. The Family Halloween dance last Saturday night brought an end to a very successful fundraising fellowship in support of the Watoto Goat Project in Uganda. The committee was able to raise enough funds to buy more than 112 goats for the orphanage. Thank you to everyone who supported this project. Next Sunday is our Remembrance Day Service at Epsom, at 11a.m. Nov. 13 is the Epsom/Utica United Church anniversary service at Utica, at 11 a.m. A celebration of soup, sandwiches and cake will follow. My mistake! It was Liam Wilks who went on to compete for Epsom School in cross country, and placed fifth in his age division. The community would like to send their support and best wishes to John Miles for good health and continued healing in the weeks ahead.

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A good time was had by all, as nine full tables of card players plus one extra enjoyed the evening on Thursday, Oct. 27, with the following outcome: high scores - 1) D. Patterson, 2) S. Patterson, 3) E. Bradt, 4) T. Speck, 5) J. Bradbury, M. Ayling and D. Hudson (tied); most lone hands - D. Hudson, J. Bradbury, M. Trull and T. Berkers (tied); and low score - P. Booth, R. Harrison and W. Bradt (tied). See you all on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Blackstock and District Lions Club Monique Crichton, a Grade 8 student at Cartwright Central Public School in Blackstock, created the winning poster for our Lions annual Peace Poster Contest. Her poster was submitted to the District Contest over the weekend in competition with 10 other posters. The theme of this year’s contest’s theme is, ‘Children Know Peace.’ It is getting more difficult to select a winner every year! The District winner was a student from Kedron P.S., sponsored by the North Oshawa Lions Club. We thank Ms. Teefy for all her work with the students at Cartwright Central.


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PORT PERRY BAPTIST CHURCH 2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor Join us for worship this week: SUNDAY SERVICES Sunday School 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Worship 5:45 p.m. Prayer Fellowship 6:30 p.m. Worship Grief Share Support Group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. Pre-school child care available


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ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 SUNDAY, November 6 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome


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Star of Hope Spiritualist Church Sunday Services 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Meditation Wednesday 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Connaught Park Clubhouse 449 Jarvis Street, Oshawa, Ontario Telephone: Owen Ryan 905-434-4930

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION Interim Priest Rev. Canon David Clark 266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 SUNDAY, November 6 10:30 a.m. Morning Song Nursery and Sunday School available


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, November 6 Port Perry United Church 294 Queen St., Port Perry 9:50 a.m. Morning Worship Prince Albert United Church 23 Jeffrey St., Prince Albert 11:30 a.m. Morning Worship Nursery Care and Sunday School Available


Join us on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A contemporary worship experience in a relaxed environment. Staff: Dr. Fred Penney, Lead Pastor Rob Holtby, Assistant Pastor Scott Manuel, Youth Pastor Brenna Cruickshank, Children’s Ministry Director 1680 Reach Street. - 905-985-4441 website: Emmanuel Community Church: ‘Reaching up to God; Reaching out to our Community,’

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North Durham celebrates the passionate life of Larry Pilkey DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

The North Durham community was saddened this week following the passing of Larry Pilkey, a member of the first Uxbridge Bruins Junior ‘C’ hockey team. Mr. Pilkey, 52, who was originally from Claremont and later moved to Port Perry, passed away peacefully at his home amongst his family and friends on Thursday, Oct. 27, after courageously battling The Uxbridge Bruins honoured the brain cancer. The Uxbridge Bruins paid memory of former player Larry tribute to Mr. Pilkey prior to Pilkey on Friday night by hanging his their game on Friday (Oct. familiar Number 9 behind the bench. 28) night with a special cer- (Right) Larry’s program photo as a emony conducted by Dan 17-year-old rookie with the Uxbridge Pollard, who shared his own Dominion Autos in the fall of 1976. ASHENHURST PHOTOGRAPHY memories of ‘Pilk.’ Special to The Standard “He was full of life,” recalled Pollard. “Some might Hockey was a focal point “Absolutely. have called it mischief, but he throughout Pilkey’s life. I learned a lot was truly always full of life.” After his Junior hockey from him over Before the Bruins home career finished, he moved on the course opener in September, Mr. to coaching, and MoJacks of that year. Pilkey was honoured along Head Coach Corey Bricknell Mainly to have with the other original mem- credites Pilkey with helping a memory like a rabbit - never bers of the team in another him at a key point in his more than 30 seconds - and pre-game ceremony, and his own hockey career. knowing that you can never name elicited the loudest “I was in Bantam and get time back on the clock. cheers of all. wound up playing for the You have to make the most of Friday’s ceremony also fea- Midget team coached by the time you still have.” tured a ceremonial face-off Doug Scott and Larry that In 1987, Pilkey joined conducted by Larry’s sister won an All-Ontario champi- the Markham Fire DepartTerriPort and thePerry Bruins paid trib- onship,” recalled Bricknell. ment, working at various Medical Associates of ute by hanging the Number 9 “Larry always kept it posi- fire stations in Markham will offersweater behind their bench. tive on the bench. You never throughout his 25-year Larry Pilkey joined the heard from him until you career. He is also fondly Bruins as a 17-year-old. Orig- needed to.” remembered there. inally a right winger, Pilkey When asked if Pilkey was “Markham Council ofmade the switch to defence a contributing factor in help- fers its deepest condolences and scored 22 goals in just 26 ing Bricknell graduate to the to Firefighter Larry Pilkey’s games played feat thatONLY is Jr. ‘A’ ranks the next season family and friends,” said PATIENTS OVER 65 YEARS OF- aAGE all the more remarkable since with the Oshawa Legion- Markham Mayor Frank the team scored less than 100 naires, Bricknell responded Scarpitti in a press release. st goals the entire season. without hesitation. “A dedicated Markham firefrom October 21 to November 7th.



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New Christian Reform minister makes it official ally became involved with mission work. A one-year mission to Nigeria turned into 14 years of teaching, during which the couple met, marrying in 2003. Mr. VanderVlis said that one of the lessons he learned during his time in Nigeria was the power

of an inter-community approach to issues that affect beyond man-made divisions - an approach he hopes to recreate in North Durham amongst the church communities. “As each village struggled to meet needs like clean water,” recalled Pas-

tor VanderVlis, “everyone realized that if they put their resources together they could sink a borehole and each group would benefit. If churches can do that, you achieve a lot more and can build a stronger community through those networks.”

MINISTERING TO HIS FLOCK: Pastor Bernhard VanderVlis is Hope Christian Reform Church’s new minister - the church’s first permanent minister in three years. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

Although he has been serving Prince Albert’s Hope Christian Reformed Church for nearly a year, the congregation officially welcomed Pastor Bernhard VanderVlis last week as its new permanent minister. Pastor VanderVlis was officially installed as Hope Reform’s new minister last Friday (Oct. 21), marking the end of three years with no permanent minister at the church. Over the last year, how-

ever, he has filled in as interim minister, leading the church to realize that their long search was over. “I had offered my services to several churches and worked at Hope Reformed from November 2010 to this past June on contract,” he said, “and then I was offered the position full time. The church community has been tremendously welcoming - we feel right at home.” Outside of his vocation, Pastor VanderVlis is

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ressing five daughters (in identical outfits) teaches a mom a thing or two. Like how to start a successful clothing accessories business. Nicole Vos was in Florida six years ago with her family when she bought a cute headband in a store for one of her girls, thinking she would go home and make more to match. “Petite Chic just evolved from there,” said Nicole, who bought her second business, The Cuddly Bunny in Port Perry, in September. Petite Chic started as a small, home-based, mail order company, but when an article on Nicole appeared in the holiday issue of Chatelaine Magazine in 2009, it went viral. “We went from small business to big business overnight,” said Nicole, a former marketing representative for White

Rose who was home on maternity leave with baby number three. “I didn’t have any staff. I called in the troops - family, friends, neighbours - to start shipping orders across Canada. It was a crazy, crazy Christmas.” Today, Nicole has seven staff at 180 Queen St. and she ships product worldwide, but other than the size of her customer base - her newest retailer is in Scotland - the focus of the business remains the same. “Petite Chic sells high-end, custom accessories for little girls. We follow the trends closely and keep an eye out for the newest baby fashions and colours for kids.” And that’s what makes the store both unique and appealing to a global market. “We make everything in house,” explains Nicole, and that approach has gained Petite Chic plenty of media attention. “We’ve been on television four times this year, including three episodes of Breakfast Television, and we auditioned for The Dragon’s Den in April, (the episode has not yet aired). We’ve also been in four magazines in less than two years: Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Today’s Parent and Parents Canada. And media attention means business. Lots and lots of business. Although her marketing acumen is key to Nicole’s success, it helps to have great products - and great ideas. “We carry the full line of Petite Chic in-store at The Cuddly Bunny, said Nicole, who moved her business from Uxbridge to Scugog next to the post office to simplify shipping. “Most of our work is custom ordered,” says Nicole. “If someone wants an accessory to match an outfit, they send us a picture and we make it, from headbands and hair clips, to over-the-top hats, crocheted beanies and fascinators, to bloomers and pettiskirts, to T-shirts.” And many of the items are decorated with Swarovski crystals. “The studio is right in the shop,” says Nicole, “and while the majority of our business comes through social media (Facebook and Twitter), we can hand make whatever you want in the store - often while you wait - in a wide selection of fabrics in every colour under the sun.”

Nicole still carries all the favourite Cuddly Bunny lines - like Petite Chic ( clothes for babies and children and Pipsqueak toys for bigger kids - but there are some terrific new additions at the store as well. The Cuddly Bunny ( is now the place to go for helium balloons for any occasion, and storks for the front lawn when the baby arrives! “We also have a baby registry for expectant and new moms (anyone who registers gets a $10 off coupon), and a loot bag studio, where you can build your own goody bags - choosing from hundreds of items and starting at as little as a few dollars a bag.” The Cuddly Bunny also carries a wide range of Melissa and Doug newborn items and classic educational toys and games for kids, and 12 feet of Bearington Bear products. There is also free gift wrapping, which is especially handy if you’re heading straight from the store to the hospital maternity ward or to a birthday party. You’ve likely seen Nicole around Uxbridge and Port Perry in her zebra-print van, and her new life-size Cuddly Bunny mascots are becoming a fixture around town at special events. “They’re so big and cuddly, the kids just love them,” says Nicole. “The bunnies were at the Chili Cookoff in Port Perry recently and the kids were all over them. The bunnies have the chili stains to prove it!”

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JERSEY BOY: Frank Stenger of Enniskillen will be inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. He is being recognized for his outstanding efforts in promoting Jersey cattle around the globe. “I’m thankful for this new honour that Spring Island, British Columbia, will make I will be receiving - but I feel very humble the trek east for the event, and a niece and her family are coming from up from New at the same time,” said Frank. Joining him at the ceremony will be York. It will be a night to remember for the Tim Sargent and his wife, Sharyn, and Stenger family. Frank wrote and published a book on three of the Stenger children: Bruce, Melyssa and Benjamin. Following in their fa- his life in 2009. The opus chronicles the ther’s footsteps, the other two kids, Ste- trials and triumphs of his immigrant famphynie and Daniel, will miss the black tie ily as they worked together to establish a event to show their Enniskillen Jerseys at life and a farming business in their new homeland. Frank Stenger is truly a living the Royal. One of Frank’s sisters, a resident of Salt legend in the history of the Jersey breed.


Frank Stenger of Enniskillen has been involved with the Jersey cattle most of his life. He’s been considered a ‘Jersey’ pioneer, ambassador and visionary leader, and he is the recipient of the Master Breeder Award. This Sunday, Nov. 6, he will get another handle when he is installed in the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame at a lavish black-tie dinner and reception at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Frank’s life story is an extraordinary one. Born in Berlin, he grew up in Eggersdorf and immigrated with his family to Canada, settling in Enniskillen in 1939. The family farm was the beginning of Enniskillen Jerseys by R. Stenger and Son. “Three old Jerseys came with the farm,” said Frank, and it was through his involvement with 4-H that he became involved with the gentle dairy breed. “My parents, Rudolf and Erma, always told us kids to work with something we liked,” said Frank. “I liked the Jerseys.” During his teen years, he excelled in 4-H. Frank credits Ed Summers, the local agriculture representative from Durham County who trained many 4-H’ers in judging, for “putting the bug in me to start judging.” Throughout his life and now, as a retired breeder, Frank has judged at major shows in Costa Rica, the U.S., Denmark, England and Brazil, just to mention a few. He’s also the breeder of the world-famous Enniskillen Jersey herd that is been the origin of

the highest quality seed and foundation stock for domestic and foreign buyers for over 50 years. It was Frank’s neighbour and fellow Jersey breeder, Tim Sargent, who nominated Frank as a worthy recipient of a Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame honour. In his letter of support, Russell Gammon, Executive Secretary of Jersey Canada, endorsed Tim’s nomination. “Frank has contacts all over and has sold cattle throughout the world,” said Tim, a director for Central Ontario with Jersey Canada. “He began exporting in the seventies and is the reason Jersey cattle are now everywhere throughout the world. “Frank has been the most loyal Jersey breeder,” Tim continued, “and is everyone’s friend in the Jersey world. He has spent his entire life promoting the breed, locally and globally.” For more than 30 years, Frank volunteered to represent Canada at world Jersey Cattle Bureau meetings in over a dozen countries. Often, his wife Ruth would accompany him. “In the early days, Jerseys were laughed at,” recalls Frank. “There was a lot of animosity but now that’s changed.” With Jersey cattle found on practically every continent, “the shoe’s on the other foot!” Every year, a lot of Jerseys from Enniskillen compete in the 4-H dairy show at the Blackstock Fair. And relatives of that same stock compete worldwide. Frank won the Master Breeder Award in 1976 and in 1994 he was given Jersey Canada’s Distinguished Service Award. He became an honorary life member in 2006.



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San Pail chalks up another win at Breeder’s Crown HEATHER McCRAE The Scugog Standard

He came. He saw. He conquered. San Pail, the revered trotter co-owned by trainer Rod Hughes of Dunsford and Glenn Van Camp of Port Perry showed the racing world he truly is the best, winning the $602,340 Breeders Crown Open Trot Final at Woodbine on Saturday, Oct. 29, in a time of 1:51.4. San Pail won by a neck against his closest rivals, Rapide Lebel and Commander Crowe, two European horses that were flown over solely to race in the Breeders Crown - and compete against the harness racing sensation. Following the race, a jubilant Glenn Van Camp said his horse did what he’s supposed to do. “He got out into the front and defied them to catch him,” he laughed, shooting the horse a dazzling smile. “As always, (driver) Randy (Waples) did a magnificent job. But, really it’s San Pail that does most of the work. He’s a true athlete.” The win on Saturday night pushed San Pail’s lifetime earnings to a colossal $2,977,885. This year alone, the three-time Maple Leaf Trot champion has racked up 14 wins and two seconds in just 16 starts. “It’s been an exciting night in harness racing,” said Barry Hewson, former Director of Racing for the Woodbine Group on Saturday following San Pail’s colossal victory. “There’s a good chance San Pail will be Horse of the Year for Canada and the U.S. He’s a true North American sensation.” Bobby (who didn’t want his last name published) - a regular at the track for more than 50 years - said he’s never seen a greater competitor in his life. “There’s not a better trotter in the world,” he gushed. “Guaranteed, he’ll be Horse of the Year.” It doesn’t matter where this horse races - or who he races against - there is a large and adoring crowd out to

An excited group crowded around San Pail, winner of the Breeder’s Crown Open Trot Final at Woodbine on Saturday (Oct. 29) night. Among the happy throng were (left to right) driver Randy Waples, trainer/owner Rod Hughes, San Pail’s handler Jerry Hughes and Tom Charters, President and CEO of HEATHER McCRAE The Standard The Hambletonian Society, Inc. support him, and Saturday night’s race was no exception. buttons and hats. From the regalia to the screaming, San Pail’s faithful followers were out in droves to cheer there was no doubt where San Pail’s admirers were in the stands. And once again, their wonder horse gave them their trotting hero to a superb win. Many of those fans won San Pail memorabilia: T-shirts, something to cheer about.

MoJacks shut down by Merchants in COJHL action DARRYL KNIGHT The Scugog Standard

After a whirlwind stretch in the COJHL schedule that saw the team play five games in just 10 days, the Port Perry MoJacks had just a single game this weekend, a Sunday (Oct. 30) night encounter with the Little Britain Merchants at Scugog Arena. Both teams came into the game riding hot streaks. The MoJacks had posted victories in six of their past seven games, with a 3-1 loss in Little Britain on Saturday, Oct. 22, the only blemish. The Merchants, meanwhile, had lost only one game in regulation - 7-1 in Port Perry on Sunday, Sept. 25 - over the first 10 games of the season. It was little surprise that the open-

ing period of Sunday’s match was hotly contested, with both sides jostling as they looked for the opening goal of the game. Each side was buoyed by strong defence and goal tending in the opening stanza, however, and, after 20 minutes of play, neither team had managed to put a number on the scoreboard. The Merchants capitalized on some untimely MoJacks penalties to start the second period, and TJ Doran and Jesse Mallette both netted power play goals in the first three minutes of the frame. The MoJacks responded with a pair of their own markers. On the first goal, Logan Evans’ shot trickled over the goal line with Matt Paul and Bentley McCormack drawing assists. The second goal came from Nick

Chisholm in the slot. His shot squeaked through Merchant goalie Neil Pittock’s pads and knotted the game 2-2. The tie was short-lived, however, as the Merchants roared back and Tyler Trafford netted a goal with just over seven minutes to play to restore Little Britain’s one-goal lead. And Little Britain wasn’t done there. With a minute left on the clock, Doran netted his second power play marker of the match to lift the Merchants to a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes of play. Little Britain continued its offensive explosion in the third period, scoring two goals in the first five minutes of the frame. Paul Hennessey and Kurtis Moore both beat MoJacks goalie Drew Siydock to give the visitors a commanding 6-2 lead. Chisholm’s second goal of the night,

assisted by Corey Durward and Evans with just under 13 minutes to play, cut the Merchants’ lead to 6-3, but that was as close as the MoJacks got and the Merchants were able to avenge their only regulation loss of the season. Loose pucks... - MoJacks fans can enjoy a pair of games this weekend. First, the team will make the trek down Reach St. on Friday (Nov. 4) night for a match-up with the arch rival Bruins in Uxbridge at 7:45 p.m. Then, on Sunday (Nov. 5) night, the MoJacks entertain the Lakefield Chiefs at Scugog Arena beginning at 7 p.m. The MoJacks will honour Canada’s veterans prior to the game with a special ceremony featuring the Port Perry Legion Branch 419 Pipes and Drums and Colour Guard.

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High Performance TOM THEKAN The Standard

Lessons The difference between going to school and life is that, in school, you learn the lesson first and then take the test. In life, you take the test first and then (hopefully) learn the lesson. Most lessons learned in school are conducted in an artificially controlled environment, are generally of short duration (eight to 12 weeks) and usually involve a preselected homogenous population of subjects, commonly called students. A set-up like that is great for developing ‘theories’ that unfortunately will, in most cases, only apply in similar ivory tower scenarios. Welcome to the trenches, where subjects might range in age from 16 to 60 plus years. Some of these subjects might be obese while others are skinny as a rail. The subjects’ previous activity level could range from athlete to couch potato. Welcome to the real world, where most of the lessons learned in school have a very poor rate of success. A basketball coach once claimed that everything he had learned was from making mistakes - and that’s why he was so smart. Here are some lessons learned from taking the test first. 1. Fat loss. This is simple. Eliminate or drastically cut back on ‘white stuff.’ This includes white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, rice, all grains and grain products (pastas and bread products) and white potatoes. Replace the ‘white stuff’ with green, red and yellow stuff. These are commonly called vegetables. 2. Don’t drink calories. If it’s liquid and has calories, it’s probably getting stored as fat and overworking your pancreas. Replace with water. 3. Breakfast. A breakfast with about 30 grams of protein will keep you going until lunch and help to control insulin. 4. Shoulders and hips. Most people have dysfunctional shoulders and hips and don’t know it. If the shoulders and hips have limited range of motion, trying to make them stronger is futile and setting you up for an injury. Mobility exercises are easy - they just seem boring and not very sexy. 5. Speed. It doesn’t matter what your sport is ... first you get stronger, then you get faster. It’s all about producing more force against the ground, the water or the object you’re trying to move. There is no other way. 6. First comes speed, then endurance. Endurance is the last human quality developed. Tom Thekan is a strength and conditioning coach. Never begin any exercise program without consulting your doctor.


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Beaton and McKnight Super League Winners Don Beaton’s Gus Brown team extended their winning ways in a tough test offered by Carol Jackson’s Lake Scugog Lumber. Jackson was determined to put one in the winning column but Beaton’s count of four in the opening end tilted the game. It got worse for Jackson as the Beaton side scored single steals in the next three ends to make it 7-0 after four. Scugog Lumber scored singles in the next two ends but six ends was all she wrote. Gus Brown is 3 and 0. Port Perry Sign Shop and Allen’s Siding fought a close one with Kevin Roberts taking two in the first end for Allen’s and stealing a single in the second. But Peter Warren, skipping Bob Leach, Glenn Evans and Doug Rowe, answered with three in the third end to tie the game. Allen’s siding, unfazed by the quick reply, came right back with four points in the fourth to leap ahead 7-3. Warren and his Sign Shop team clawed back to tie it at seven but, with one end left, Allen’s siding made a last rock draw for the single that won the game 8-7. Skips Kelly Evans and Ralph Fairman met in another family contest. This time, Kelly’s dad scored two in the fourth end to go ahead 4-2. That’s when daughter Kelly inspired her J. Walker Carpentry team to take three points followed by a stolen single in the sixth end. They exchanged singles in the last two ends with Kelly’s J. Walker Carpentry hanging on to win 7-5. Fairman’s Pineridge Impress suffered their first loss of the new Super League season. Both teams are now 2 and 1. Sue McKnight, now sponsored by Lindsay KIA Motors, showcased her

team’s skills by scoring two in the first end and then stealing singles in each of the next three ends. McKnight led True North Eavestroughing 5-0. True North revived enough to score two in the fifth end but McKnight’s Lindsay KIA (Karen Roswell, Cindy and Jennifer McKnight) scored singles in the next two ends to win 7-2 and improve to 2 and 1. Mark Bramley led his team to a first-end single in a game against Kennedy Renovations, but the momentum swung dramatically to the Renovations side with six scored in the second end and steals in the next three ends to lead 10-1. In the sixth end, Bramley came back to score two but that was the end of the story. Bill Kennedy took the 10-3 victory. In other Super League play, Last Rock - minus skip Rob Steele - fell to the relentless HUB International machine driven by Brian Van Camp. Ladies Bonspiels Combine Good Food and Curling Next Wednesday, the Port Perry Curling Club will be busy with the annual home-hosted Maple Leaf Bonspiel. And next Saturday it’s the Business Women’s annual fete on ice. It’s always been said of them, “They know how to throw a party!” Scugog Cup, Master Zones St. Andrew’s Spiels It’s a busy month for curlers with the Scugog Cup Cash ’Spiel from Nov. 18 to 20 and Ontario Curling Association’s (OCA) Master Zones ac-

tion in Port Perry from Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Friday, Nov. 25. In the middle of that competition, on the Thursday, the St. Andrew’s Clash of the Clans Bonspiel has Senior Men’s rinks competing for the Wee Tartan’s Claymore Award. The big, deadly looking sword, records the names of winning rinks on the blade. The first draw of the St. Andrew’s is filled and the few spots left in the second draw are likely to fill soon. Uxbridge Curling Club’s Building Fund Gift Show With light refreshments and a cash bar this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Uxbridge Curling Club on Franklin St. will host a ‘Reach Out and Gift Someone’ show. PartyLite, Silpada jewelry, Pampered Chef, Epicure, Jockey Casual Wear and Usborne Books will be featured. Lynda Macham tells us all proceeds are going to the Building Fund. The next major bonspiel event at Uxbridge C.C. is the Plum Pudding Mixed on Saturday, Nov. 12. Tim Hortons Supports Youth Curling Again Tim Hortons, generous to youth sports across the country, has come to the aid of local Port Perry Little Rock and Bantam programs again. Port Perry Curling Club members subsidize the Youth Leagues, but Tim Hortons’ generosity - $5,000 this season - ensures that Little Rockers and Bantams get a chance to develop their skills, while the local club gets the chance to host two popular youth bonspiels. Last season, Tim Hortons picked up the more than $7,000 tab for three sets of new rocks for Port Perry’s Little Rock program.

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Bantam AEs squish the fish The Port Perry Predators Bantam ‘AE’s took to the ice recently and held court with visiting Lindsay at the Scugog Arena. The Predators put forth a solid performance for three periods that earned them a convincing 4-0 win. The first period action was quick, with both clubs having a number of scoring chances. The defence was solid at both ends of the ice as well, and it showed, with double zeros on the scoreboard when the buzzer sounded to end the opening frame. The Predators took control of the game in the second period, applying pressure that paid off with three goals crossing the line. Tyler Pasnick scored 41 seconds into the period with assists to Sam Burnett and Baedon Johnston. Taking advantage of a power play, Sam Burnett scored at the 10:37 mark, assisted by Mitch Freeburn. Finally, with 45 seconds remaining in the frame, Port tucked another in for that all-important third goal. This time, Jonas Danko picked up the rebound shot and pushed it across the goal line with the assist to Cody Roberge. Comfortably ahead by three, the final frame was all Port Perry, thanks in large part to solid goaltending by Clayton Robinson. The Predators maintained their attack on Lindsay and managed to score one last goal, this one by Cody Strachan scored, assisted by Braedon Johnston, to give the local club a hard skating 4-0 win.

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Atom Blades score two weekend wins The North Durham Blades atoms took to the ice on Friday in Uxbridge and Saturday in Port Perry, skating to back-to-back victories. Stopper Grace Dempsey was huge between the pipes and both games featured solid effort from all members of the team. The first game was a big win for the Blades, who had just come off a 4-1 loss to Cobourg last week. The girls wasted no time in this one against Lindsay, scoring two goals in the first. Reanne LaRoche got the Blades on the board, with assists to Zoe Paulin and Charlotte McBain. At the 2:52 mark, Georgia Switzer took one in on a wrap-around from Talia Schofield, who earned the assist. The Blades dominated the second period as well, scoring three more markers - one from Zoe Paulin and two from Kiara Megaffin - to take a 5-0 lead into the third. Visiting Lindsay managed to put one away in the final frame to steal the shut out from Dempsey, but the Blades got that one back a few minutes later on a turn over for the 6-1 win. In the second game, the Blades took on a visiting Kingston team at the Scugog Arena. This was a much tougher battle, with both stoppers - Kingston’s Alysia Moger and Dempsey for the Blades - were solid in net. The first period was scoreless, but the second belonged to the Blades. The North Durham girls turned on the light three times in the frame. Zoe Paulin scored a the 8:31 mark, on a set-up by Reanne LaRoche and Madison Ramirez. Georgia Switzer scored at the 6:34

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!: The battle of the lairds hit the ice on Saturday (Oct. 29) at Scugog Arena as Veronica Laird (left) from Kingston squared off against her cousin Madeline Laird of the Blades in exciting Atom action. mark to put the Blades up by two on a dandy shot to the right corner, with the assist to Talia Schofield. Kiara Megaffin rounded out the scoring at the 2:16 mark on a set-up by Lynsey Roulston and Ella Weitzman.

The third period was an end-to-end battle, with both teams hungry for the puck. The Blades managed to keep Kingston off the scoreboard, however, with Dempsey earning the 3-0 shut out win.

Lawn bowling season comes to a close DENNIS BAYLEY Special to The Standard

The changing colours of leaves signal not only the beginning of fall, but also the conclusion of another season of local lawn bowling and the Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club recently recoginzed members who enjoyed a particularly successful 2011 season. The Fall General Meeting of the Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club marked the end of a very successful season. The club hosted nine open tournaments and one invitational event and members were very appreciative of the support of The Great Blue Heron Casino, Classic Aluminum, RBC Financial, State Farm Insurance, the Baagwating Community Association, Port Perry Autoglass, Lake Scugog Lumber, Wagg Funeral Home, TD Financial,and Low and Low Funeral Homes, who each sponsored an event. The fall meeting was an opportunity to present awards to the winning triples league team skipped by Phil Scott, with team members Nancy McCall and Jan Bennett, sponsored by Canadian Tire. The pairs champions for the 2011 season are Greame MacIvor and Alex Williamson. New this year was a trophy donated by club member Dorothy Smith to recognize the club’s Ladies’ and Men’s singles champions. Club champions this year are Maureen MacIvor and Dennis Bayley (pictured on the right).

Bridge results The following are the winners of games played by members of the Scugog Duplicate Bridge Club on Oct. 26. Afternoon 1st - Pat Cameron/Wayne Mouland 2nd - Doreen Connolly/Tom Pettypiece 3rd - Claire McIntosh/Joyce Heard Evening 1st - Blake and Marie Vanderwater 2nd - Sue Crawford/Joseph Neu 3rd/4th - Leslie Wilkinson/Claire McIntosh 3rd/4th - Jean and Wayne Mouland

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Enjoy fun times and social events with your friends in early November. Build strong ties with your in-laws. Schedule travel plans prior to November 23. Join a discussion group. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pay bills on time, make sure you do not get behind. Shop early for Christmas, do not leave it until the last minute. Start a new investment account. Feelings run deep. A new love affair would be far from casual. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can easily resolve any conflicts you are having with others. Work out a win-win compromise with your partner. Enjoy a romantic dinner. Network to build new business contacts. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The pace steps up and the pressure becomes greater at your place of business. Take things in stride, do not do any more than your share. Make a conscious effort to improve your health regime. Get fit! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This cycle is favourable for play and romance. A dating relationship might get off to a slow start. Express yourself through drama or art. Keep a close eye on your children’s activities. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be creative around the home. Spruce up your house for Christmas. Why not repaint a room? Throw a party or invite friends over for a home-cooked dinner. Enjoy fun and good times with the people you love.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In general, you will enjoy life on a daily basis. Communicate good feelings to the people with whom you come into contact. Be prepared to answer a flurry of e-mails and phone calls. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Pay close attention to personal finances. You could receive additional funds you do not have to work for, but may also be tempted to spend money on luxury items. Proceed with caution in money matters. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are a love magnet in November and will charm your way ino the hearts and minds of everyone you meet. Enjoy a makeover or day at a SPA. For some of you, an engagement is in the works. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you are part of a couple, spend quiet time with your partner. Or better still, give yourself some personal time alone to recharge your batteries. Avoid people with colds and the flu. Take care of valuables. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People are the chief focus of your life over the next four weeks. Participate in activities with groups and organizations. Schedule social events and gettogethers with family and friends. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are learning to be a team player in the business world. At the same time, you are attracting important people who will help you to achieve your goals. Use your ability to charm to sell your ideas, products and services.

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EDWARDS, Loretta Peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 30, 2011 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Wally for 56 years. Loving mother of Janice (Pete) and Brian (Janice). Proud grandma of Mitchell, Mallori and Lindsay and great grandma of Dallas. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Great thanks to the caregivers from Comcare who helped us keep her home as long as possible, as well as Dr. Tuck and the wonderful nurses at Port Perry Hospital who made her last days as comfortable as possible. A private family celebration of her life will take place on Sunday, November 6. If desired, donations in Loretta’s memory to the Port Perry Hospital would be appreciated.

HOOGEVEEN, Maria Cornelia ‘Rie’ Peacefully, with her family by her side, on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at the Community Nursing Home in Port Perry, at age 88. Rie (nee Van Eeden), beloved wife of Peter Hoogeveen of Blackstock. Loving mother of Bob Hoogeveen and his wife Kathy of Blackstock, and Anne-Marie and her husband Neil Williams of Nestleton. Loved Oma of nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Fondly remembered by her best friend and sister-in-law Rika Wygerde. A special thank you to the staff of the Community Nursing Home for the wonderful care Rie received. The family of Rie Hoogeveen received friends at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1710 Scugog Street (Hwy. 7A) in Port Perry on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church at 11 a.m. with Father Randy Foster officiating. Interment Nestleton United Church Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque through the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry, 905-985-2171, to the Port Perry Hospital Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham Region. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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HOWSAM, Joyce (nee Clements) Passed away at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry with her family by her side on Friday, October 28, 2011 in her 78th year. Joyce Howsam dearly beloved wife of Harold Howsam of Seagrave. Loving mother of Heather (Al) Tomaso, Beaver (Janet) Howsam and Brad Heather Howsam. Dear grandmother of Wes, Haleena, Robert, Keith, Ahlyssa, Robert and Tim. Sister of Isabel (Lloyd deceased) Sommerville and Linda (Reg) Philip. Joyce will be sadly missed by her sisterin-law Mary June (Glen) Smith and predeceased by brother-in-law Keith and sister-in-law Lucille. Family and friends may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. A private family memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial doanations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Port Perry Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at

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STONE, Linda Passed away at Lakeridge Health in Port Perry on Friday, October 28, 2011 after complications from Multiple Myeloma. Linda Stone beloved wife of Brian Newstead. Dear daughter of Betty and the late William Stone. Sister of John (Dawn) of Rochester, Minnesota, Murry (Shona) of Greenbank, Janice (Richard Kerr) of Oshawa, Jill (Paul Bradley) of Port Perry, Bob (Dianne) of Saintfield, Kate (Jim Ashbridge) of Toronto, Grant (Beth Tapscott) of Unionville and Peter (Heidi) of Barrie. Linda will be missed by many nieces and nephews as well as many friends from Toronto, Port Perry and elsewhere. Family and friends may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, 1763 Reach St., Port Perry on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Linda will be held in the chapel on Monday, November 14 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow. If desired, donations may be given in Linda’s memory to research for a cure of Multiple Myeloma at Princes Margaret Hospital, to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at

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To Dr. Libby, Dr. Damus, Dr. Bessay, Dr. Eng, & Dr. Anthony Brown, thank-you for your special care to my husband over the years & in his final weeks. To the Nurses & Staff at the Port Perry Community Nursing Home we can’t thank you enough for becoming part of Ron’s family over the past few years & providing such love & support. We really appreciated your extended care to Ron & all of our family during the last few difficult weeks. To the Nurses & Staff at the Port Perry Hospital thanks for looking after Ron during his stay. A big thank you to all who sent floral tributes, cards, visits, food deliveries, phone calls & hugs to help us thru. Thank you to Pastor Mary Irvine & the Emmanuel Church for providing a wonderful service. Thank you to Low & Low for your help with the arrangements and excellent service. Thankyou for the numerous donations in Ron’s name. His love for helping children will live on and on. God Bless you all! Lorraine Brown & Families

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MAUREEN MARY CLARK, DECEASED All claims against the Estate of Maureen Mary Clark, late of the Township of Scugog, in the Regional Municipality of Durham, who died on September 19, 2011, must be filed with the undersigned on or before November 25, 2011. Thereafter the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate, having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Port Perry, Ontario, this 27th day of October, 2011. M. J. (Peggy) Roy Barrister and Solicitor MICHAEL L. FOWLER LAW OFFICE 175 North Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B7 905-985-8411 Solicitor for John William Clark, Estate Trustee

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CECILE ROSE BUNSTON, DECEASED All claims against the Estate of Cecile Rose Bunston, late of the Township of Scugog, in the Regional Municipality of Durham, who died on June 30, 2011, must be filed with the undersigned on or before November 11, 2011. Thereafter the undersigned will distribute the assets of the said Estate, having regard only to the claims then filed. DATED at Port Perry, Ontario, this 12th day of October, 2011. M. J. (Peggy) Roy Barrister and Solicitor MICHAEL L. FOWLER LAW OFFICE 175 North Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B7 905-985-8411 Solicitor for Ronald Trudeau, Estate Trustee



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CITRUS / COOKIE DOUGH / POINSETTIAS The Music students of PPHS are selling Citrus, Cookie Dough and Poinsettias again this year from now until Nov. 14. Citrus: Navels and Red Grapefruit: 10lb-$17, 20lb-$25, 40lb-$42. Tangerines: 5lb-$14, 10lb-$25. Mixed box of Navels and Grapefruit: 20lb $28. Cookie Dough: Spoon and Bake 3 lb tubs - $13 and $14 depending on flavour. Poinsettias: 8” red - $20. 12” tri-colour - $26.50. 10” mixed pan - $18.50 and 12” mixed pot - $22.50. To order, contact any Music student, or call 905 985-7337, ext. 138 and leave your name, phone number and order. Proceeds to support the Music program.



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Our Representatives will bring gifts and greetings, along with helpful information about your new community. Attention Business Owners: Find out how your business can reach new customers.

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Lost CAESAREA, near Putsey Park, teacup yorkie, blond, tan and black female, lost late Saturday evening, Oct. 29, in need of medication, if found please call 905-986-1189, reward offered.

For Rent SHOP SPACE, 1,000 - 4,000 sq. ft., call 905985-8704 or 905-9853747.

Is your home-based business outgrowing your home? New, modern workspaces for rent. Now Leasing Buildings 3 and 4 for Spring 2011. Uxbridge Technology Square Call 416-301-0016 ONE BEDROOM, apartments, close to downtown Port Perry, in nice neighbourhood, includes fridge and stove, no pets, no smoking, references required, from $750 plus hydro, 905985-9447. PORT PERRY in town, one bedroom apartment for rent, main level, newly renovated, gas fireplace, bright, clean, just minutes from parks, lake and shopping $850/ month. No smoking or pets, email- or call 647706-2420. SPARKLING CLEAN, three bed home on child safe crescent, fridge, stove, washer, dryer, walk out to deck and fully fenced private yard, walk-out finished basement with extra bedroom and bath, new central air, two car garage, nonsmokers, caring tenants, small trained dog or cat okay, credit check, first and last, available immediately, $1450 plus utilities 905-982-0084.

Sales/Repairs ATV LAWNMOW E R MARIN E FARM EQUIPT New & used Garage Equipment Batterys Huge Inventory 2 Yr. Warranty Visa, M/C, Interac

G O LD S E A L Alternator's & Starters 131 North Port Rd Port Perry 905-985-1545

ONE BEDROOM second floor apartment available Oct. 1 in quiet adult building, short walk to downtown, nonsmoking, no pets, 905985-8569. PORT PERRY, ‘Canterbury Common,’ two plus one bedroom, three baths, finished walkout basement, double garage, $2,000 month, first and last, call Grant Morgan 905-985-4427.

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SALESPERSON - USED HEAVY DUTY TRUCK PARTS Fulltime • Competitive Salary Plus Commission

Must have 5 Years or more experience with heavy duty truck parts or heavy duty truck dismantling, must have own transportation & vehicle and willing to travel regularly.

Appy by... Fax: 905-985-7993 Email: Mail: Langilles Scrap Cores and Truck Parts 150 Reach Industrial Park Road Port Perry, ON. L9L 1B2

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STORE & GO 905-985-9746 Help Wanted FULL-TIME and parttime sales person for retail business, electical and plumbing experience required, reply to: Box #59 The Scugog Standard 94A Water St., ON L9L 1J2 FULL-TIME small engine technician required for busy repair shop, must have Small Engine Technician certificate and good customer service skills, send resume to

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• Automotive, small engine • Odd jobs around the house and yard •Bathroom and basement renovations Call John Cordner at

905-985-4912 or 905-410-4912 Two guys with plenty of experience getting your job done right! Call JB CONTRACTING Painting • Renovations • Tile Plumbing • Electrical 705.277.3615 Ask for JOHN

LARGE THREE BEDROOM house in Port Perry, fridge/stove included, two decks, private entrance, large lot and parking, no smoking/ pets, available Dec. 15, daytime 905-985-8507, evenings after 5 p.m. 905-985-8786.


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Work Wanted THE SALVATION ARMY is seeking kettle workers in Port Perry area. If you are reliable and hardworking, please contact Laura or Jane for more information, 905-7237422 ext. 31 or

Wanted to Buy WILL PAY CASH $75 & up for SCRAP CARS & TRUCKS CALL RAY 905-985-8707

BT TOWING AND TIRE we buy good used or scrap vehicles, always the best deal, 905-4241232.

Machinery Moving Residential & Commercial Snow Plowing Services We Buy Scrap Cars & Trucks

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TOOL SALE, Sat., Nov. 5, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., 408 Sexton St., Port Perry, early joiner, table saw, mitre saw, power nailer, generator, Snap-On tool boxes and tools, power washer and much more.


HEATED STORAGE available call 905-8527264 after 6 p.m.


We consign and sell. Quality furniture and accessories for your home. To consign call 905-982-2001 Email photos to

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First Nations exhibit opens The Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives opens its newest exhibit ‘Scugog’s First Peoples: A Living History’ on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This permanent exhibit gallery has been completed with the generous assistance of the Baagwating Community Association (proud members of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation) and the Department of Canadian Heritage, Museums Assistance Program (MAP). The exhibit traces 10,000 years of the history of the people who have lived on the shores of Lake Scugog. This family friendly exhibit will explore First Nations’ culture using all of the senses with hands-on artifacts, pullout interactive questions, audio story

stations, smell boxes and video. Small handmade models of a Mississauga encampment and a birch bark canoe will help to illustrate what life was like around the lake 200 years ago. The official exhibit opening is Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and it will feature a welcome from dignitaries, a ribbon cutting, a smudging ceremony, a drumming performance and wine and cheese. A public open house - with tours of the exhibit and refreshments - will follow from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information about opening events, admission hours or pricing, or to book a group visit, contact the Scugog Shores Museum at 905-985-8698, ext. 103 or

Camille’s Corner sale Nov. 4 There might not be snow on the ground, but it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas! Camille’s Corner Gift shop, located in the front lobby of Lakeridge Health Port Perry hospital, is having its annual ‘Christmas Open House’ this Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come out, have some fun, socialize with friends and neighbours and do some early Christmas shopping. Light refreshments will be provided along with complementary gift wrapping and free parking. Everyday competitive prices will be even more attractive with an additional savings of 10 per cent and no taxes on all purchases.

Camille’s carries a variety of unique gifts for all the special people in your life: family, friends and teachers, to name a few. Choose from an assortment of home décor merchandise, whimsical seasonal items, hostess gifts, candles, jewelry, handbags, pashminas, scarves, baby wear, hand-knits, soft plush toys, Brigham oil lamps and much more. In conjunction with the open house, the Auxiliary to Lakeridge Health Port Perry will have a giant Bake Sale, featuring scrumptious homemade cookies, pies and pastries. Camille’s Corner Gift Shop is managed and staffed by dedicated auxiliary volunteers, and all profits are used by the auxiliary to help fund needed equipment at our community hospital.

WEDNESDAY, November 9 1:00 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.


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Stroke affects ‘one in six’ worldwide The theme of this year’s World Stroke Day (Oct. 29) was ‘One in Six.’ One in six people will have a stroke at some point in their lifetime; and stroke causes one death every six seconds. These statistics, according to the World Stroke Organization (WSO), refer to everyday people leading everyday lives. But around 85% per cent of them have risk factors which, if identified, are preventable. There are now more than one million strokes per year in Europe, and stroke, along with heart disease, cancers diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, is a non-communicable disease that increases with cigarette smoking, an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol. Global predictions indicate that the incidence of fatal stroke (along with heart disease and cancers) will continue to rise, from around six million per year in 2010 to almost eight million per year by 2030. The European Society of Cardiology emphasizes that most of these same risks for stroke are also the major risks for coronary heart disease. Moreover, atrial fibrillation, the most common disorder of heart rhythm, has also been clearly associated with an increased risk of stroke. “Stroke is not an inevitable consequence of ageing,” said Professor Freek Verheugt, from the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam, “so by identifying and modifying risk factors there are opportunities to reduce the incidence and mortality rate of this devastating condition.” According to the WSO, there are six steps anyone can take to reduce their risk of stroke: -Know your personal risk factors (high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol). -Be physically active and exercise regularly. -Avoid obesity by keeping to a healthy diet. -Limit your alcohol consumption. -Avoid cigarette smoke. If you smoke, seek help to stop. -Learn to recognise the

warning signs of a stroke. The WSO also emphasises the importance of time if any of the warning signs are apparent: a sudden numbness, especially at one side of the body; sudden trouble speaking or seeing; loss of balance or sudden vertigo; and a sudden severe headache with no apparent cause. Any of these signs are a cause for alarm, said Professor Verheugt, because stroke is a medical emergency and any minutes saved now can make a big difference to survival. “Time lost is brain function lost,” according to the WSO. It is also now clear that stroke survivors do better if they are admitted to dedicated stroke units staffed by multidisciplinary teams. Hospital care, medication, vascular surgery and rehabilitation are the cornerstones of treatment. Stroke (which is also known as cerebrovascular disease) occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischaemic stroke) or bursts (haemorrhagic stroke). Without oxygen and nutrients, brain cells begin to die. The extent and location of this damage determines the severity of the stroke. In 1976, the World health Organization defined stroke as “a neurological deficit of cerebrovascular cause that persists beyond 24 hours or is interrupted by death within 24 hours.” An Interstroke study, which was reported in 2010 following an analysis of stroke data from 22 countries, indicates that 10 risk factors are associated with 90 per cent of the risk of stroke. The highest attributable effect of individual risk factors was 35 per cent from hypertension, 26.5 per cent for waist-to-hip ratio and 19 per cent for current smoking. Moreover, a study of activity in the reduction of stroke risk in almost 50,000 people in Finland (and followed up for almost 20 years) found that ‘high physical activity’ was associated with a lower risk of stroke than low physical activity. As defined in the European Heart Health Charter, the ESC’s declared targets for cardiovascular health throughout the European Union are : -zero smoking; -three km daily walking; -five portions of fruit and vegetables per day; -<140/90 mmHg blood pressure; - <5 mmol/l total cholesterol; -<3 mmol/l LDL-cholesterol; and -zero diabetes.

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Up close and personal with Canadian singer-songwriters ‘Port Perry Unplugged’ is coming to the Town Hall 1873 stage in Port Perry tomorrow (Nov. 4) night. Artists Dan Hill (Sometimes When We Touch), Marc Jordan (Living n Marina Del Ray), Blair Packham (Last of the Red Hot Fools) and Stacey Kaniuk (Yellow Broken Line) will be performing an evening of acoustic excellence, humour, stories and music. Many of their songs have been performed by some of the biggest names in music, including Rod Stewart, Cher and Tina Turner. Tickets ($27.50) are available on-line at www.townhall1873. ca, by calling 905-985-8181 or in person at the box office. Art exhibits are changing this weekend in both the Scugog Arts Resource Centre and the Kent Farndale Gallery at the Scugog Memorial Public Library. Maureen Dorinda’s exhibit,

‘Then There Was More,’ opens this Saturday, Nov. 5, with a reception at the Kent Farndale Gallery from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Maureen embraces the unexpected, and the joy and sensuality in her art are inspired and driven by her experience and her exuberant life force. “With my art,” Maureen says, “what evolves is not always what was expected or anticipated. The surprise is my favourite part of the adventure. I love following the path where

each piece leads me.” The show is on until Dec. 1. The Scugog Arts Resource Centre on Perry Street in Port Perry hosts ‘Postcards from The Rock,’ by Ronald Peter, with an opening reception Nov. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In the exhibit, this Port Perry artist takes an affectionate look at the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Touring this area inspired him to put the natural beauty, captivating scenery and culture on canvas. Ronald’s show is on until Nov. 27, during gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. The Port Perry United Church Choir, one of the largest church choirs in the Region, will be singing its way through 125 years of song with music from every decade in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the popular church. A delightful evening is

promised, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Church on Queen St. in Port Perry on Nov. 5. Tickets are $10. The Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives on Reach St. in Port Perry at the Scugog Arena is hosting a new exhibit that looks at the fascinating history of Canada’s northernmost First Nations peoples. The display, featuring two exhibits on loan from the Canadian Museum of Civilization with photography by Norman Hallendy - ‘The Tunit: A Paleo-Eskimo People’ and ‘Places of Power: Objects of Veneration’ - runs Nov. 7 to Feb. 26. The centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also at the Heritage Centre this month is the opening of the longawaited and planned permanent exhibit - ‘Scugog’s First Peoples: A Living History’ - on Nov. 8, with a Public Open House from 5 p.m.

to 8 p.m. This exhibit has been produced with generous support from Canadian Heritage, The Baagwating Community Association and the Township of Scugog. Aboriginal artists will be displaying their artwork throughout the event, and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. ‘Here on the Flight Path,’ a hilarious but touching modern Norm Foster comedy, opens Nov. 10 with a run until Nov. 19 at the Uxbridge Music Hall. John Cummings lives in an apartment under the final approach to the country’s biggest airport. This has fascinating repercussions as he interacts with his three female neighbours over a three and a half year period. Tickets ($20) are available now at La Petite Fleur on Brock St. W. in Uxbridge. For more information, visit www.

Film enthusiasts invited to share their views with group Are you a film buff? Do you like discussing film on a deeper level than the average Joe? If so, then Film Talk might be right for you. This 32-week course takes placese the Scugog Studio of Performing Arts beginning tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 4) at 8 p.m. Local film critic John H. Foote will moderate the workshop, discussing one film a week and exploring the film’s production period, its impact on society and cinema and its lasting impression. Group

members will join in the discussion, offering their opinions and feelings about the film - good, bad and indifferent. Foote, a film critic for more than 25 years, is the author of two books: ‘Clint Eastwood: Evolution of a Filmmaker’ and the massive ‘Steven Spielberg: The Director and the Films, Volumes One and Two.’ He continues to write professionally for The Standard and the American web site His writing has appeared in the Los

Angeles Times and New York Times as well as film journals and major newspapers around the globe. He currently teaches Film History and Acting Theory at Humber College in Toronto. “People are forever connected by a film, and the experience affects us in different ways,” Foote explains. “It’s great fun to sit and listen to the comments in the group; to hear how the film worked for one person but not another. I love the debate; the learning experience of it all.”

Foote brings years of experience to the classroom. He has interviewed many of the actors and directors in the films that will be discussed, which allows him to bring an interesting perspective to the group. No experience in film criticism is necessary, just an interest in movies and the desire to join in lively discussion. The cost for the class is $200 (plus HST). Call the Scugog Studio of Performing Arts at 905-982-8834 to register.

A celebration of Newfoundland and Labrador ‘Postcards from The Rock,’ an affectionate look at the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, by local painter Ronald Peter is on at the Scugog Arts Resource Centre from Nov. 5 to 27. Ronald travels alone, by motorcycle, throughout North America, covering thousands of kilometers, absorbing the atmosphere and subtle nuances of captivating scenery and culture. The Newfoundland trip was a bit of a departure, as he circumnavigated Newfoundland aboard a converted Russian ship on a tour with guest expert and fellow Port Perry resident and artist Bill Lishman. Working primarily in oil on canvas, Portraits from the Rock conveys Ronald’s emotional response to images from his travels, and celebrates the province’s rich cultural legacy and natural beauty. His vivid colours and primal brushstrokes highlight and celebrate the beauty and spirit of traditional Newfoundland life. An opening reception will be held for Ronald Peter on Nov. 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Scugog Arts Resource

Centre and Gallery, 181 Perry St., Unit G-1, Port Perry. Regular gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, visit or call 905-982-2121.

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