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Uxbridge King St. parkette stays DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

MARCHING FOR THE TROOPS: Members of the Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums Band march down Brock St. West in Uxbridge on Saturday, May 31, during the Uxbridge Thanks Our Troops parade. Musicians, motorcyclists, police officers, Scouts and residents of all ages turned out to show their support for BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard Canadian Forces personnel - ending with a patriotic bash in Elgin Park.

Scugog opens door to housing BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

SCUGOG: Sections of Port Perry’s urban area are being eyed as potential targets for intensification and increased living-density, according to the Township’s Secondary Plan draft, released on May 26. Due to the increased sewage and service capacity brought by the scheduled expansion of the Nonquon Treatment Plant as many as 850 to 1,000 new housing units (living space for one family) could be in the cards for Scugog. Scugog’s Director of Community Services, Don Gordon, explained to The Standard that the primary intensification zones lay mostly along Simcoe St. intersections - Including (but not limited to) Reach St., Hwy 7A, King St. on both sides of Simcoe St., and some subdivision development in the Prince Albert area. “We know there is pressure coming on developing Port

Perry, with the Hwy. 407 extension and added sewage capacity,” said Mr. Gordon. “We’re trying to stay ahead of the curve, and protect our historical character - new developments will need to be attractive, functional, and in keeping with our township.” The current plan places a maximum of 30 housing units per hectare (UPH) – Jim Dyment, the Township’s planning consultant, explained that this allows for little growth in Port Perry’s downtown, and that the new plan will likely tighten the maximum up to 50 UPH. “We would like to zone about 600 low density units, like single-detached homes – and about 128 each of high and medium density units,” said Mr. Dyment in his report to Council. “If trends continue and family and housing sizes become smaller and smaller, we could be looking at wellover 1,000 units in the future.”

UXBRIDGE: Local residents rejoiced on Monday, June 2, as councillors voted to keep the King St. parkette intact following a strong grassroots initiative. In October of last year, the township began exploring options to possibly re-zone the King St. parkette, and turn the parcel of land into a residential lot. However, following vocal opposition to the plan from area residents at a public meeting in February, councillors unanimously endorsed a recommendation from township planning consultant Liz Howson to refuse the proposed zoning by-law amendment. However, improvements to the park may have to wait until next year, due to playground equipment budget constraints following the recent decision to install an accessible playground at Elgin Park, which ate up much of the township’s 2014 playground equipment budget. “Is there any money left for playground equipment in 2014?” asked local resident Brock Clark, who was one of many who opposed the proposed sale of the park. “I don’t believe there is any money left for playground equipment in 2014,” replied Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor. “It’ll be included in next year’s playground equipment budget.” Township Parks and Facilities Manager Bob Ferguson added that the municipality will take the age of local children into account before deciding on any potential improvements to the park next year. “We will take into consideration the age of children in the area. After all, playground equipment is very age specific,” commented Mr. Ferguson. Jerry Oldham, another local resident who had been actively involved with efforts to save the park, noted that members of the community have been donating their time to maintain the park, in an effort to promote cooperation with township parks staff. “I’m very happy with what’s been going on, and think we can work well with the parks department,” added Ms. Oldham. The park was originally developed by the Uxbridge Optimists Club in 1970, and has served several generations of Uxbridge children over the past 44 years.



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The Rotary Club of Port Perry launched a new mission for the month of June - 2,000 pounds of food by June 23! Using special Rotary donation bags, or collection bags marked ‘Rotary 2014 Food Drive’ members Dave Cash and Jim Brady, as well as volunteers Joan, Kathryn, Sonja, Dorothy and Anita of Operation Scugog - will collect non-perishable items and cash donations to help feed 120 local families. Bags filled with donations can be dropped off to any Rotary member or at A. Oppers, Port Perry Dental Centre, Port Perry Flowyoga, Scotiabank, Vos’ Independent, Food Basics or Foodland. Visit BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard for more information.

Bonner Boys Car Draw gets in gear UXBRIDGE: The engines are revving as the Bonner Boys are once again hosting an elimination car draw in support for the new Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter. On Saturday, June 14, at Uxbridge Arena, 291 Brock St. West, the Bonner Boys will host the draw for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler (or $17,000 in



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cash) to raise funds for the project. Tickets are available for $100 per couple, and in addition to the chance to drive away a winner in the new car, those in attendance will also have the opportunity to claim an additional $7,000 in cash and prizes. Tickets allow two people into the




dance, which will feature a live band, dancing, food, and a cash bar. Tickets are available at Williamson Chrysler (253 Toronto St S., Uxbridge) and Presents, Presents, Presents (60 Brock St. West, Uxbridge) - or from any board member of the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog or the Bonner Boys.

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Port Perry core to see increased density and growth F RO M PAG E 1

As per the Township’s Secondary Plan documentation, ‘medium density’ and ‘high density’ zones are intended to be built as close-knit townhouses and small scale apartment or condominium units, respectively. All buildings would remain under five stories in height. “When the sewage plant was originally developed we had many come to the Township with plans, and many of them could not be accommodated,” said Mr. Dyment. “We currently have 350 units on hold, to be constructed as soon as the capacity is available.” Upon hearing councillors’ concerns regarding the integrity and beautification of Port Perry’s historical homes, Mr. Dyment explained that growth and intensification areas have been specifically targeted – and that the Secondary Plan also includes marked ‘established neighbourhood’ zones, which should be safeguarded from instensification. Please refer to the official Township map for

The Township of Scugog Official Secondary Plan map designates areas for intensification and SUBMITTED PHOTO growth protection. roads and locations that can support additional density - and will also give affordable opportunities to first-time home buyers and senior citizens looking to downsize in the future.” The Township of Scugog

will hold a public information meeting on June 10, inside Scugog Arena – a brief presentation and a question period will be held between 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.



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specific areas. “All subdivision layouts, houses, and architecture would be reviewed by our staff, as well as the sustain-

ability and environmental aspects – we don’t want to end up with cookie cutter houses or urban sprawl,” said Mr. Dyment.

Mr. Gordon expressed that the Township’s objective in this excercise is to “create a better mix of housing, close to arterial

Ride for Dad gets rolling - June 14 NORTH DURHAM: The third annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad, a poker run which raises funding and awareness for prostate cancer research, kicks off on Saturday, June 14 at Scugog Arena, located at 1655 Reach St. Louann Young, of Ride for Dad spoke to Scugog council on Monday, June 2, to ask for Scugog’s continuing support of this

charity event. Starting with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Ride for Dad will gather at Scugog Arena and begin opening ceremonies, with local Canadian Armed Forces veterans, and speeches. Riders will then depart at 10 a.m. for a short parade through downtown Port Perry, along Reach St., Queen St., and Water

St., before they launch into a 200 kilometre Poker Run through Caesarea, Omeemee, Lakefield, Bobcaygeon and back! Music, celebration and a BBQ will begin at 3 p.m. in the Scugog Arena parking lot and run until 5:30 p.m. Supporters don’t need to own a motorcycle to take part - those interested can register on-line to show support and collect

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The Standard PATHFINDERS AWARDED IN UXBRIDGE: Members of the 1st Uxbridge Pathfinders received the Canada Cord - the highest honour of the Pathfinders - at Uxbridge council’s meeting on Monday, May 26. (From left) Troop leader Brenda Louie, Breanna McIntyre, Nicole Greenly, Gwyneth Foster and Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor. The award consists of four parts: first aid, camping, community service and programming. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Firearms by-law left in the chamber DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: Councillors once again delayed pulling the trigger on a revamped firearms by-law for the municipality at council’s meeting on the morning of Monday, June 2. The new by-law was again tabled by councillors until the committee meeting on Monday, June 16, to allow councillors and the public more time to review changes made by township by-law manager Andre Gratton. “I understand that people are frustrated at this taking as long as it has, but this is a new by-law, and we want to make sure everyone understands this by-law because it won’t be opened again for some time,” commented Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor. The mayor noted that residents can apply to speak before council at their next committee meeting by registering with the clerks department before Monday, June 9 to ensure all local voices are heard. “I urge you to address everything you can if you are in support of it or against it,” added Mayor O’Connor. The matter has been debated by council for more than a year, with the main sticking point of the revised firearms by-law being changes to the operating hours at Uxbridge Shooting Sports on Conc. 4. The chief concern over nearby residents is the noise eminating from the club, which has operated in the same location since 1965. Copies of the proposed firearms discharge by-law can be viewed by the public at the Clerks Department at Uxbridge Town Hall, located at 51 Toronto St. South.

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NORTH DURHAM GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till Another beautiful week of weather has helped dairy farmers get a head start on their first cut of hay. Time is flying by for school kids, with this Friday (June 6) being a PA Day, there are only 16 school days left! The SCC is busy creating a GPS calendar for the 2014/15 school year. They are looking for local businesses interested in advertising. The cost is $25 for one space, or $40 for two. Receipts will be issued. Please contact the school at 905-985-2567 or for more information or to place your “ad” – (months may be chosen, and we will do our best to accommodate). Congrats to this week’s Sunshine winners Alec R., Katherine P., Calvin B., Molly C. Fantastic work kids! Murray and Shirley Lee are thrilled to announce the arrival on May 31 of greatgrandson #2, first grandchild for Debbie and Mark Roundell, and first child of Jenna and John Lee of Ottawa. Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary to Terry and Eleanor Crawford on June 6. They returned recently from two week vacation, in the Dartmouth area in Nova Scotia where they were visiting relatives.On their way east, on Mother’s Day weekend they visited with son Bob and family of Belleville before flying to Nova Scotia from Ottawa, and visited them again on return trip. Say Happy Birthday to Marie Foster if you see her on June 3. The Sunday School Anniversary congregation was welcomed by Keeton and Jaelynn Phoenix to a service led by Dar-

lene Hallett, Sunday School teachers Shelby Phoenix and Tanya Marshall. The message given by Darlene left us with the question “Do our actions show our love to others?” “Do our actions fit the words we say?”. Tanya Marshall and Shelley Phoenix spoke of the program covered over the past year. Tanya read the first scripture. The SKIP children presented the rest of the service based on the theme “Bucket Filling” with Shelley sharing a story “Bucket Fillers”. Scriptures were read by Kaine Richardson, Sophie Nexon, Jaelynn Phoenix. The children sang three songs and performed with their “Bells” to “Do Lord”. Each child distributed a candy and a message on a heart to all, then collected the offering in their buckets. Wilma Smith revealed the Secret Pen Pal to each other calling them forward by their “secret pen name”. This will hopefully resume on Rally Day in September. Certificates of Participation were given to the children. Recognition to the Sunday School leaders with flowers presented by session chair Joanne Doble, assisted by Shelby, went to a “team” who have given the children amazing leadership over the past year – Tanya Marshall , Shelby Phoenix, John Olivers – teachers; Jenn Moorhouse, Jazlynn Ward – team helpers ; Val Hunter pianist plus more; Jim Gibson treasure, and wife Judy thanks for her cookies and treats! Tanya Marshall is stepping down from teaching so the door is open for new volunteers for September. Contact Val or Shelley, please. A social time followed with lunch.

EPSOM & UTICA by Shari Kerry & Darryl Knight This Sunday, (June 8) at 2 p.m., at Utica United Church, there will be a Decoration Service for Hillman and Kendal Cemeteries. The speaker is Rev. Elaine Lush and the soloist is Hayden Kerry, with Linda Hunter accompanying on the piano. Ben Kerry was one of the many local players taking part in the Port Perry MoJacks’ rookie camp at the GM Centre in Oshawa over the weekend. Ben played defence this past season for the Central Ontario Wolves and the Port Perry HS Rebels.

BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly Blackstock was a very busy place on Saturday. The St. John’s Church bake, plant and trunk sale along with a silent auction was a resounding success, as was the Lions Club annual car show. The fundraising golf tournament sponsored by Cartwright Sports and Recreation Inc. at Summerlea Golf Course on Saturday was also a fine success. The course, under new management was in excellent condition. A former resident of Purple Hill, Aleta Steele, has passed away. Visitation and the funeral service was held at Wagg Funeral Home. Sympathy is extended to her sisters Wilda and Muriel, her sister-in-law Pat and to their spouses and families. On Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Nestleton United yard, bake

and plant sale will be held at the church. Next Sunday (June 8) at 2 p.m., Cartwright Union Cemetery Decoration will be held with Perry Grandell as speaker. Reserve Saturday, June 21 at Nestleton Community Centre, for the Blackstock United Church’s annual Strawberry Supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. If your family has had a post secondary graduation, please share the news so that it can be included in this column. We are always so proud of our young people. Just call 905-986-4257 with the details. Winners at the card party were Doris Manns, Alma Manns, Vivian Canning, Lorna Edgerton, Ken Rohrer. Gerry McArthur had the most lone hands. The specials were won by Jacky Atfield, Peter Booth, Laura Zyck and Wilma VanCamp.

Wednesday, June 4 To mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Uxbridge Historical Society presents ‘A Once In a Lifetime Trip to Europe’ at the Museum Schoolhouse, located at 7239 Conc. 6., starting at 7 p.m. See photos, listen to stories and hold artifacts that tell of the planning, the invasion and the aftermath of D-Day with light refreshments served afterward. Thursday, June 5 Sandford United Church Pork Supper at the Sandford Community Centre from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7 for children between 6 and 12, with kids under 6 admitted free of charge. Call 905-862-3684 for tickets. Saturday, June 7 44th Annual Tour of Homes presented by the Uxbridge Trinity United Church Women, including seven wonderful sites in and around Uxbridge. Advance tickets $18 available before June 7 at Trinity United, Shopper’s Drug Mart or Pharmasave in Uxbridge, Luke’s in Port Perry or IDA in Stouffville. Tickets are $20 on June 7, available at Trinity United. For more information, call 905-852-6213 or visit Sunday, June 8 The Uxbridge Horseman’s Association will be visiting homes in Barton Farms and Wooden Sticks to collect donations to the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Leave your boxes and bags of food at the end of your driveway for volunteers to pick up. * The Cartwright Union Cemetery will be holding a Decoration Day service at 3990 Edgerton Rd., starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14 * Royal Canadian Legion Branch 419 annual Yard Sale, Cadet Car Wash and BBQ from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 484 Bay St. in Port Perry. For more information, call 905-985-8502. * St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Port Perry annual Yard & Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. * St. Andrews United Church in Sunderland is holding their Annual Yard and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17

Town Hall meeting at Port Perry United Church and second round of auditions for the Port Perry Children’s Choir. Inquires can be e-mailed to Thursday, June 19 Uxbridge Genealogy Group meets at the Uxbridge Historical Centre at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Grant Karcich discusses Genetic Genealogy and an introduction on tracing your DNA through parental lineage and ethnic heritage. Admission is $2. Saturday, June 21 Uxbridge Fire Department Open House celebrating 140 years of service in the community. At 17 Bascom St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn to use a fire extinguisher, fire safety house, historical presentation, auto extraction demo and much more. * Port Perry Flowyoga holding their 4th annual free summer solstice community yoga and drumming event in Palmer Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 905-441-7874 for more information or visit www. * Blackstock United Church Strawberry Supper at the Nestleton Community Centre from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $15, kis 6-12 $ 5, tickets at the door. Please note location and date change. Sunday, June 22 Decoration Day at Pine Grove Cemetery on Jeffrey St. in Prince Albert, at 2 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, will be held at Prince Albert United Church. Every 2nd Thursday Bi-weekly bridge tournaments, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Port Perry Villa, 15987 Simcoe St. For more information, call Debbie Armstrong at 905-985-3312. Every Monday * Latcham Centre, Senior’s Shuffleboard Club, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., drop in all seniors welcome. * 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. * Pineridge Chorus of Sweet Adelines rehearsal, 7:15 p.m., Uxbridge Music Hall, 905852-6327

Every Tuesday * Cruisin Classic Car Show at Emmanuel Community Church, 1680 Reach St., weather permitting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hosted by the Cruisin’ Classics Car Club, open to vehicles 1989 and older. * Knitting , crocheting , or bring your other crafts to Caesarea church hall at 3625 Hwy 57. Our main focus is making baby items for charity. Yarn donations appreciated. Call Joyce 905 986 0777. * 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@town. * Mish Mash Dance Class, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., ages 9 - 12, 905-852-7831 camps@town. * Bridge and, regular and bid, 1 p.m., Latcham Centre, Port Perry Seniors. * The Port Perry Artists’ Association meets upstairs at Vos’ 7 p.m. * 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 905-982-8745. * 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. * Port Perry Senior’s Watercolours, 11:30 a.m., Latcham Centre, (must purchase own supplies), 905-4735405. * Port Perry Senior’s Crafts and Wood-carving, 9 a.m., Latcham Centre, Gord Emmerson 905-982-8745. * Scugog Shuffleboard Club, Blackstock arena, 9:45 a.m. to noon and 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., info: 905-986-5530.

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SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew & Jean Short What a beautiful warm sunny weekend for the Seagrave Church Yard Sale. Hope all who visited the sale were able to find their unique treasure. The Seagrave Church Family are a great group of people who play, work and pray together. Rosalind and Ken Stephens welcomed the Congregation as they entered the Sanctuary to hear the message from guest speaker Darlene Hallet. Donna Sweetman thanked everyone for their donations of home baking for the U.C.W. Bake Sale. The sale of all those delicious pies, tarts, muffins and cookies was almost $800. Avery and Mya Puckrin sold lemonade and popcorn and raised $112, which will be donated to the Sunday School. The Board of Stewards thanked everyone who had turned out to help set up, sell items and take down the tents


and tables after the sale was over. Receipts from the sale of all those treasures totalled over $10,000. Don Real asked that you get your baby pictures to him for “Who is that baby?” contest. Mark your calendars for these coming events: June 8 – 9:15 a.m. Church with Darlene Hallet as Guest Speaker. 10:15 a.m. Coffee Hour hosted by the Choir June 10 - noon Out To Lunch Cost is $7. To reserve a seat, call Donna at 905-985-8350. If you need a ride call Don at 705-357-3871.Please bring a non-perishable item for the Operation Scugog Food Bank. Gord will be entertaining. June 14 - 8:30 a.m. Men’s Beakfast Group will meet at Shiva’s Chicken Restaurant. June 22 - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seagrave Community Picnic,

hosted by Seagrave Church at the Seagrave Park. All are welcome. Please note that there will not be a service at 9:15 a.m. Sermon and Blessing of the pets will take place at noon. Free jumping castles, free hot dogs, free ice cream and “pot luck salads”. Remember Seagrave Church is fundraising with Otter Greenhouses in Epsom until June 8. When you purchase your spring and summer flowers at Otter’s, mention that you wish to have your purchase go towards the Seagrave Church Fundraiser. Thanks to all of the Seagravers who send us news. If you live in King’s Bay, Robinglade Estates, or anywhere in the Seagrave area and have an item for this column, please contact mrsdruske@ or grammiejean2010@ or call 905-985-9921.

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell Caesarea Euchre Results for the month of May were as follows: May 1: 1st - H. Crawford, 2nd - B. Churchill, 3rd - J. Smith, 4th - D. Sheehey, 5th - H. Coates. Most Lone Hands (tie) - K. Rohrer, T. Speck, B. Churchill and H. Crawford. Low Score (tie) - E. Kushner and P. Booth. We had 12 full tables for a total of 48 people. May 8: 1st - H. Coates, 2nd - J. Hawkins, 3rd (tie) - M. Trunks and D. Sheehey, 4th - J. Bradbury, 5th - J. Smith.Most Lone Hands (tie) - J. Bradbury and J. Hawkins. Low Score - G. Paisley. We had 10 full tables for a total of 40 people. May 15: 1st - H. Krieg, 2nd - A. Foster, 3rd (tie) - D. McCombe and N. Lackner, 4th - D. Trunks, 5th (tie) - D. Dyer and R. Bradburn. Most Lone Hands - L. Edgerton. Low score - G. McArthur. We had 11 full tables plus 3 extra people for a total of 47 people. May 22: 1st - M. Trunks, 2nd - L. Edgerton, 3rd - T. Speck, 4th (tie) - D. Smith and S. Patterson, 5th - E. Bailey. Most Lone Hands (tie) - T. Speck, L. Edgerton, M. Trunks, E. Nelson and A. Mastin.

Low score - R. Gallipeau. We had 11 full tables plus 3 extra people for a total of 47 people. May 29: 1st - M. Suggitt, 2nd - E. Nelson, 3rd - E. Bradt, 4th - S. Patterson, 5th (tie) - A. Manns and V. Canning. Most Lone Hands - S. Patterson. Low score - N. Lackner. We had 12 full tables for a total of 48 people. We will be playing on Thursday, June 5, but not on Thursday, June 12, due to Elections Ontario taking over the hall for the provincial election. We will be back on Thursday, June 19, for our season-end potluck dinner, social at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., then a full night of cards starting at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, we will be on vacation for the summer, and back again the first Thursday after Labour Day. Nestleton United Church We are having a yard sale at our church on Saturday, June 7, beginning at 8 a.m. A BBQ lunch will be available. The sale includes many treasures and home baking. All proceeds go to Nestleton United Church. This is a rain-or-shine event. Hope to see you there.

PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd Sunday, June 8, is the Prince Albert UCW thank-offering service at 11:30 a.m. Jill Bates will be the guest speaker. The Prince Albert UCW ladies are cordially invited to attend the Port Perry UCW’s annual potluck social on Tuesday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the church.

The annual barbecue to celebrate the end of the church year in Prince Albert will be on Sunday, June 22, after the regular church service. There will be a service the following Sunday in the church before we close for the summer months. Keep in mind, when you visit Otter’s Greenhouse on Medd Rd., in Epsom, that your purchases will

support fund raising efforts of Prince Albert Church, Prince Albert Public School or Scugog Christian School. We are all very grateful to Otter’s for their support. The euchre winners at the Community Hall are Owen Gray, Earla Stanfield, Rick Fink, Roxanne Haskett, John Franssen, and Jean Van Camp.

The irises are blooming, peonies about to bloom, tree swallows nesting, but we need rain. I never thought I would hear that so soon after all the snow we tunnelled through this winter. Anyone have ideas on keeping chipmunks out of planters? They are digging everywhere! On Wednesday night at the Uxbridge Seniors Centre, a large group of North Durham Nature supporters heard the wellknown naturalist Ron Tozer report. Ron was naturalist at Algonquin Park for 25 years and he catalogued the changes that have taken place over the years in the abundance or decline of birds and other wildlife in the first Canadian national park. There are no more public meetings until September, but several outings are upcoming. Friday night at the Foster featured the beautiful voice of Linda Dempster, who played an Appalachian dulcimer. She was accompanied by a female violinist who was compared to Don Messer and two guitar players. Next week Poor Tom, a duo of Sandford’s Susan Luke and musical partner Wanda Stride are performing. Councillor Pat Molloy commented on the excellent events at Elgin Park this past Saturday, when the “Support Our Troops” took place. Many from the area were in attendance. On Thursday, the Sandford UCW was joined by several ladies from Zephyr, Epsom and Goodwood, to hear the director of Reachview in Uxbridge talk about the various nursing homes and other facilities available for long-term care should we or family members need it. We are invited to Zephyr UCW on June 12 to hear Ann Mason talk about her trip to Viet Nam. Sunday was supposed to be Holy Communion, but Rev. Diane was suffering from laryngitis. At Sandford, Bruce Harwood led the service and Jim Wolfe read the prepared sermon. Happy birthday was sung to Carolyn Hicken and Christine Trowse. A little berry also told me Gary “Twink” Smith is celebrating as well. Peter Doling was at both services asking for sponsorship for his “Cardiac Walk for Life” for South Lake Cardiac Unit as they seek funds for new equipment for rehabilitation. On Saturday, June 14 Zephyr U.C. is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Donations of good used items would be appreciated. On June 17, Sandford council meets and Zephyr council on June 19. Sandford Decoration service will be held on Sunday, June 22 at the cemetery, or church, depending on the weather. Remember Sandford’s Pork BBQ on Thursday this week, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. See you there!

SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux-Ball Scugog Island United Church having a Official Board Meeting on Thursday, June 5, at 7:40 p.m., in the lower hall of the Church. The Church is preparing and getting ready, for Grand Open House and Family Fun day on July 5, starting at 10 a.m. Live Music Checker’s the clown will be there fun for the hole family come one come all bring a friend or your neighbour! The First Nation Community is gearing up for The Aboriginal Day Celebrations lots of planning Happy Birthday’s this week goes out to Brandon Goose, Kurt Marsden 1st Joshua Johnson4th, Cheryl Helm on the 5th, Happy Birthday to anybody celebrating this week, and got missed on the Birthday List. I can be reached at 905-985-7662, by phone or by e-mail with all of your Scugog Island news submissions.

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SCUGOG ISLAND UNITED CHURCH 19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, June 8 10 a.m. Morning Service Rev. Michelle Hofman

ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 SUNDAY, June 8 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome

THE CAT’S MEOW: The Scugog Accessibility Advisory Committee recently honoured Pet Valu owner Scott Riley (centre) for his work in promoting accessibility in the community with their monthly ‘Tip of the Hat’ award on Thursday, May 29. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Building business in North Durham NORTH DURHAM: On Wednesday, May 28, the Regional Municipality of Durham, in partnership with the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge, hosted the third annual North Durham Building Business Forum—an event that inspires growth and success within Durham Region’s economy. The event took place at Nestleton Waters Inn in Scugog, following which, attendees were encouraged to visit Port Perry’s thriving downtown area. “The North Durham Building Business Forum strengthens our communities in their capacity to develop local businesses, support local entrepreneurs and build a stronger overall economy,” said Kathy Weiss, Director of Economic Development and Tourism for Durham Region. “Our thriving local business sector is poised to attract and retain individuals, both locally and from outside the area, to work and live in

rural Durham Region.” Members of the business community in Durham Region were invited to attend the forum to share success stories, network and learn about entrepreneurship. Key speakers inspired the audience with their stories about how to build a prosperous business, as well as successful connections, in north Durham. These individuals included representatives from Fishers Independent (Brock), Old Flame Brewing Co. (Scugog), Kleurvision Inc. (Scugog) and Taking Root Creative (Uxbridge). “Now in its third year, the north Durham Building Business Forum continues to engage individuals, creating a more integrated and innovative community,” said Nancy Rutherford, Durham’s Manager of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. “Collaboration among our talented labour pool in North Durham is key to building a strong economy and ex-

panding upon opportunities for entrepreneurship.” The North Durham Building Business Forum was created by the Economic Development Advisory Committees of the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge. These committees work with township and Regional staff on economic development activities for north Durham. “The Building Business Forum showed just how many great business operate in Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge,” said Brett Puckrin, Chair of the Scugog Economic Development Advisory Committee. “Our communities are filled with incredible entrepreneurs, who constantly sparking new ideas.” For more information on rural economic development initiatives in Durham Region, visit www., or sign up for the Agriculture and Rural Affairs e-newsletter by e-mailing agriculture@

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 1710 Scugog Street, Port Perry Father Peter Lackmanec MASS SATURDAY - 5 p.m. SUNDAY - 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For Mass through the week call the Parish at 905-985-7071

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Sunday June 8, 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome.

(905) 982-2064 or


2210 Hwy. 7A (at Island Rd.) 905-985-8681 Rev. Jim Clemens, Sr. Pastor Join us for worship this week: SUNDAY SERVICES 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Worship Nursery Care and Jr. Church is available A warm welcome to all


Pastor Bernhard VanderVlis SUNDAYS at 10 a.m. Mid-week programs for youth and adults! 14480 Old Simcoe Rd. (Between 7A and Prince Albert) 905-985-9307



Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop Tuesday Youth Meeting and “HEARTBEAT” after school program Friday - 7:30 p.m. Prayer Revival Join us Sunday Mornings at 10 a.m. Prayer 10:30 a.m. Celebration Service SOMETHING FOR ALL AGES


20 First Avenue Pastor Kirby Constable 905-852-6213 Sunday, June 8 SUNDAY WORSHIP AND SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 a.m. COME and BE ENGAGED by the GOOD NEWS


70 Toronto St. North Uxbridge Father John Duffy Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. Confessions Saturday 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For Mass through the week call office 905-852-6944


(Anglican Church of Canada)

Minister Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 Sunday, June 8

Day of Pentecost 10:00 am Eucharist Sunday School and Nursery available


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, June 8 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 •

Tag Days support Community Care UXBRIDGE: Local residents can do their part in supporting Community Care later this month through their annual Tag Days from Thursday, June 12 to Saturday, June 14. Community Care Durham-Uxbridge Volunteers will be at the following locations: Zehrs, Vince’s, TD Bank, CIBC, Scotia Bank, and The Beer Store spreading the word about the services we provide and asking for a donation during their Annual Tag Days event. Funds raised help Community Care Durham-Uxbridge provide practical as-

sistance for adults and their caregivers who have needs related to aging, physical ability and mental health issues to remain as active members of their community and maintain an independent lifestyle. Services include Home Support, Respite (Caregiver Relief), and COPE Mental Health Services. Please come out and support our community through Tag Days! A great big thanks to the Uxbridge Gorgons, a dedicated group of individuals who assist us by tagging alongside our volunteers.

Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

Join us on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A contemporary worship experience in a relaxed environment.

Staff: Dr. Fred Penney, Lead 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,’

SUNDAY, June 8

Guest Speaker - Darlene Hallett

Greenbank (Hwy 12, minutes. N. of Pt. Perry) 11 a.m. Service

Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9:15 a.m. Service

New website:

Everyone is Welcome Children’s Time with Services

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EDITORIAL Private matters

Throughout the campaign period for the upcoming provincial election, there has been a great deal of talk about privatization of government services in an effort to whittle down the size and cost of government. Despite the rosy picture painted by all three parties on the subject, as the old saying goes, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Both the Liberals and Conservatives have had their share of follies over the years with efforts to turn over public sector businesses to private firms. First, the PCs sold off the 407 for pennies on the dollar for a onetime influx of cash. Then, several years later, the Liberals turned over air ambulance services to ORNGE, which continues to be in the news for all of the wrong reasons. A 155-page report, which was made public by former MPP Frank Klees earlier this week shed some light onto how dysfunctional the operations at ORNGE were under Dr. Chris Mazza. The report claims that “Mazza drove the air ambulance service into the ground, leaving little to build on for the future while staff attempted to deliver core services.” All the while Mazza was raking in millions in public money. All told, he received over $9 million in public a.k.a. your money in the six years he was involved with the air ambulance service, including his salary, numerous bonuses, loans from ORNGE he never bothered to repay and other expenses, such as ski trips. Just because something becomes private doesn’t mean that the public is off the hook financially. Whoever comes to power on June 12 will have a tough task restoring the public’s faith that those elected to oversee the spending on these projects is done so wisely, and isn’t more than a cash grab for some well-connected cronies.

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Local woman concerned with Gay Pride Flag Dropped calls from Durham PCs To the Editor, I am writing this to our local community papers to inform our families that our elementary school, R.H. Cornish P.S. flies the ‘Gay Pride Flag,’ for one week in May each year. When my family went into the prinicipal, who is the person making the choise for the flag to be flown in front of the school, they were told it was not a “Gay Pride Flag,” but an “Inclusive Flag.” These flags can also be found in front of our municipal office and Port Perry High School. I did some research and came

to find out, the rainbow flag is a symbol of sexual orientation (homosexual, bisexual, lesbianism and transgendered). It seems to me that when we display a flag, it is advocating support of a specific cause. While I do believe that every single person is valuable, do we need the ‘Gay Pride Flag’ for that purpose? (To show that we are inclusive.) I am extremely offended by the ‘Gay Pride Flag’ being flown in front of our elementary school. I personally have three grandchildren attending this school, as well as the many I

care for at lunchtime. My concern is for the influence a ‘Gay Pride Flag’ may have on these young developing minds, as well as our family values. I am very thankful we live in a country where we can exercise our freedom of speech. On a final word, I would like to thank the principals of other local schools who chose not to fly the ‘Gay Pride Flag’. Bravo! Jeannine Trudeau Kindergarten Lunch Room Supervisor at RH Cornish P.S.

To the Editor, For the past 15 years I have been a proud supporter of the Ontario PC Party volunteering with each and every election. On April 10, I sent the newly elected candidate Mike Patrick, an e-mail to introduce myself and to let him know he had my support and see if he wanted to have a coffee to see where I could fit in on his team for the next election. After playing phone tag and trying to work out schedules we got a chance to talk briefly, at the I told him who I was and what I stood for and my background with the party he took my e-mail and number and stated he or someone would get

back to me well the only other interaction I have had with him was a brief hello at the Prayer Breakfast in Uxbridge. Perhaps all this avoidance was because I told him I am a trade unionist but yet supported the PC Party’s fiscal plan but wasn’t happy with Tim Hudak’s stance on labour, or was it because I took to social media and shared my displeasure about the lack of communication from him and his team? Sorry to say Mike and Mr. Hudak you lost my vote and support! It’s time for change in Ontario but is this change we want to have? Brian Fowlow Scugog

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Dragons awakening for Dragon Boat Festival on June 21 SCUGOG: Dragons are beginning to roar for the Tenth Annual Dragon Flies Dragon Boat Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 21, in Palmer Park, on the shores of Lake Scugog in Port Perry. The dragon boats have arrived and practises are about to begin! Admission is free for this popular community event. The Dragon Flies Dragon Boat Festival is staged to increase breast cancer awareness and provide support for breast cancer survivors as well as to provide funds for diagnosis and treatment at the four local hospitals, namely Lakeridge Health in Port Perry, Ross Memorial in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Uxbridge Cottage Hospital and the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional

Cancer Centre in Oshawa. This year, 41 teams, including four breast cancer survivor teams, will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. Visitors will be impressed by the sight of the dragon boats with their colourful heads and tails forging ahead to the beat of the drummer commands as teams race to the finish line. The dragons will be officially “awakened” by special guests during the opening ceremony beginning at 8 a.m. The highlight of the day will be to join in on the team spirit as the paddlers compete in the 200m sprint qualifying heats followed by the Medal Division Races. At the closing ceremony the dragons will be “put to sleep” and medallions

will be presented to the numerous division winners. Awards will also be presented for the best team cheer contest known as the “Tonsil Toss”, and the “Best Dressed Team.” A special feature is The Kawartha Breast Cancer Survivor Race Challenge, where the four breast cancer teams will compete for honours. Following the race, the Breast Cancer Carnation Ceremony is held to commemorate the individuals who have lost their lives to breast cancer and to celebrate the lives of the many who have survived this disease. Visitors as well as par-

ticipants have the opportunity to be involved in the ceremony during the Carnation Toss. There will be opportunities to purchase refreshments as well as to browse through Vendors Village and the Breast Cancer Awareness display to learn more about The Dragon

Flies and obtain information related to Breast Cancer. Visitors, participants and volunteers at the festival unite to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. For more information, visit the Dragon Flies’ web site,

Tour of Homes returns this weekend UXBRIDGE: The Trinity United Church Women will be proudly presenting the 44th annual Tour of Homes this Saturday (June 7) from noon until 5 p.m. The tour is open to adults only and those attending are required to bring along a pair of slippers to wear inside the homes taking part in the tour. Tickets are available for $18 before June 7, at Trinity United Church, Shopper’s Drug Mart or Phramasave in Uxbridge, Luke’s Country Store in downtown Port Perry or IDA Stouffville. Tickets can also be purchased on Saturday, June 3, for $20, and are only available at the homes included on the tour or Trinity United. The Tour of Homes annually attracts hundreds of people, and this year there will

be seven sites included on the tour. Multiple volunteers from Trinity United will be on hand in all of the homes included on the tour to answer any questions those participating may have regarding the unique features of the different homes. Tea and cookies are included for all those who attend the Tour of Homes, a rare opportunity to marvel at some of Uxbridge Township’s most unique and picturesque homes from the inside out. Proceeds from the Trinity Home Tour support worthwhile outreach programs both regionally and locally undertaken by Trinity United Church. For more information on the Tour of Homes, please call the church office at 905852-6213 or visit

Nostalgia, knowledge and reruns “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” - Carl Sagan. Readers of a certian age may recognize this quote from Carl Sagan’s 1980 TV series Cosmos - which aimed to awe viewers with thoughts and facts about our universe and beyond. Really mindblowing stuff. Recently, I’ve started watching the series’ reboot with Neil deGrasse Tyson, a show which accomplishes more than simple entertainment - it really makes you think, teaches history lessons, and makes you sit back and say ‘wow, that was cool.’ Last night, Cosmos gave me a Jimmy Nuetron-esque Brain Blast back to when I was only three or four. Rugrats and Angry Beavers just didn’t do it for me - but T.J. Detweiler was the coolest guy in school, and sparked the brief but bloody Marble Wars at Lydia Trull P.S. By far, my favourite shows were Schoolhouse Rock, Magic Schoolbus, Bill Nye the Science Guy (who still teaches college students) and above all else - Home Improvement with Tim ‘Toolman’ Taylor and Bob Vila. Watching the gang get baked into a pie, surf a computer chip on skateboards, or take a trip to the Conjunction Junction can be pretty exciting for a young mind - and still teach mind-expanding lessons. Somewhere in the basement, we still have stacks of Sharpie-scribbled VHS tapes with nearly every

episode of my favourites. I was destined to be a geek from a young age. Don’t get me wrong - I always enjoyed The Simpsons, Scooby Doo, CatDog, and other purely entertaining shows - but it was nice to have the option to check in on Bill Nye and see what crazy contraption (of Science!) he rigged up that week. Favourite past times included wearing a toolbelt with ‘Cool Tools’ child-sized screwdrivers around the house, dismantling things we actually needed without any idea how to get them back together, and more than a few times - sneaking out to the garage to play with the real powertools. My mother quickly put the kibosh on that, and most of our electrical sockets still don’t work because of my ‘experiments’ with butter knives and sparks. These edu-tainment TV shows were the best part of after school programming, they taught me to think about mechanics, work with my hands, lick nine volt batteries - and annoy my step-dad with endless puzzlers like ‘What does a carburetor do?’ and ‘How did we evolve from primordial ooze?’ - the worst/best part was that I wouldn’t stop until I got a real and adult answer. It saddens me that the once-great Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel (Yes, that’s what TLC used to stand for) could now be reffered to as ‘guys with

Up All Knight Shoot First, Ask Later DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard @darrylknight

beards have weird jobs’ and ‘who has the most wives/children/ wedding dresses?’ In recent years, the shows that sparked kids’ interests in jungle animals, Tonka trucks, nuclear fission and the mating habits of the Whooping Crane have seen a steady decline into cheap entertainment. I want to know, what exactly does Toddler in Tiaras teach people? Luckily, having four neices means that I get to watch a lot of kids shows - the colourful characters manage to get some lessons across. Learning Spanish, Mandarin, math skills, and how to share is still alive and well for the girls. One thing’s for sure. When I have kids, I promise to never shirk the answer to a big question. I’ll crack open ‘Dad’s Vault of Ancient VHS Tapes’ - plug in what’s likely to be the last remaining VCR in existence, and take a trip back to my fourth birthday with them. We’ll have to see if Sunny D, Dunkaroos, and Animal Crackers are still around.

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Fun of all forms took over the Scugog Library on Saturday, May 31, with the first annual How To In Ten festival. Carol McGavin of Port Perry’s Never Enough Wool shows Rita how to finger-knit, while Uma Suresh of the Durham Tamil Association demonstrated the art of Henna tattoos. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act. The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, HST if applicable and the relevant land transfer tax. The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser. For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit: or if no internet access available, contact:

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Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Love Judy & Gary

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A lovely touching story for any father and daughter to embrace. Beginning at birth to eventually leaving home this will be the favourite story for any “daddy’s girl”. These artists efforts bring to light a winning combination. For more visit Ajax resident, Peter Wilson holds a masters degree in higher education, a bachelor’s degree in biology, a diploma in music production, and a postgraduate certificate in the digital recording industry. Wilson writes songs and stories from the heart, and his creativity has been used by a number of charitable organizations including: Warchild, The David Suzuki Foundation, Prostrate Cancer Canada and Canadian Blood Services. Port Perry resident, Carol Matsuyama is a member of the Port Perry Artists’ Association, the Oshawa Art Association, and the Scugog Council for the Arts. Matsuyama has studied fine arts in New York and has been a children’s educational book designer and illustrator for more than twenty years. This book is a great gift for daddy on father’s day!


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She is one of Canada’s most sought-after entrepreneurs. The recognized co-star of “Dragons’ Den” and star of “The Big Decision” on CBC, Arlene Dickinson has come a long way from being a single mother with a high school diploma, no savings, and no clue how she was going to feed four young children. In her bestseller, “Persuasion - A New Approach to Changing Minds” Dickinson open and honestly shares her journey from poverty to the corner office. Her experiences, insights, and knowledge are truly an inspiration to all women to think out-of-the-box, and to aspire to become all they can be. She demonstrates how we must utilize our intuitions and senses in business and in general these competitive days, and teaches how to create and seize opportunities; how to turn mistakes to advantages, how to get people interested and to buy into your ideas, and how to attract followers and deal with naysayers. Mastering the art of principled persuasion changed Arlene Dickinson’s life, personally, and as a professional. In this book she demonstrates and motivates you to change your life too. Dickenson is the owner and CEO of Venture Communications, which was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for three consecutive years. This savvy and chic mother of four, grandmother of three, has been named by as one of the world’s top female entrepreneurs, and her must read definitely broadens the mind.

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‘The Canadians have landed.’ I checked a calendar, it was June 6th, and it jarred me into thinking, ‘these guys are still living with the ghosts of their wartime experiences’. As a journalist I am an interpreter so it is my job to get the story and get it right!” In 1993 Ted Barris received the Canada 125 Medal “for service to Canada and Community”, in 2011 he received the Canadian Minister of Veterans’ Affairs Commendation, and in 2012 the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. For the past fifteen years he has been teaching journalism at Centennial College, and for these past thirty-nine years he has been married to his beloved wife, Jayne MacAulay. She is an editor by profession. Together this couple leads an annual June 6th commemorative trip to Normandy, and this year approximately fifty people will be joining them for the ten day excursion. “The Great Escape A Canadian Story” has been shortlisted for the prestigious Libris Award in the non-fiction category. Barris is up against hockey icon, Bobby Orr, and Astronaut, Chris Hadfield. Winners are to be announced at a gala on June 2nd, but win or not Ted Barris certainly has my vote for his rare and fabulous book that should be a mandatory read for every Canadian. His book is an education, enlightenment and pleasure therefore I offer my sincerest gratitude to its author and our most precious Veterans. Editor’s Note: Just prior to going to print with this paper we received word that Ted Barris beat out Bobby Orr and Chris Hadfield to win the prestigious Libris Award in the non-fiction category.


Freelance journalist, broadcaster, and author, Ted Barris has written seventeen books to date and half of these are true stories of wartime. His father was a WWII veteran who near the end of his life shared memories with a son who in turn did his best to capture them in a book titled, “Breaking the Silence”. “Veteran stories have always grabbed me” says Barris, “I am drawn to the humanity of preserving history through the eyes of the people who were there.” In his latest book, “The Great Escape A Canadian Story” Barris delivers the true facts and faces of the brave men who persevered against the elements and all odds to escape Stalag Luft III POW Camp during WWII. We are introduced to the fighter pilots and

their lives; who they loved, sacrifices they made, and severe hardships they endured in many cases for years as captives behind high fences and barbed wire. The camaraderie, loyalty, ingenuity and compassion for each other goes above and beyond anything I have ever experienced or could imagine. I was mesmerized by the resourcefulness and courage of these young men, and felt such a sense of pride in the fact that most of these military masterminds where indeed (RCAF) Royal Canadian Air Force. The 1963 Hollywood version of “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson and James Garner captured public imagination and brought Australian, Paul Brickhill’s book about the 1944 mass escape to light, but it is Barris who delivers authentic cross referenced material, actual photos and accurate accounts of these bold and brave men who never gave up on freedom. Barris attended Ryerson University between 1968 to ‘71 majoring in radio and television arts. He has worked across the country as a freelancer. In the summer of ‘69 a twenty-year-old Barris was a oneman operation on an all-night radio show in Lindsay at CKLY. “A drug store sponsored the show, and I worked six nights a week from 11pm to 6 am spinning records and taking requests. The station was in an old house on Kent Street, and one morning in June at 5 am there was a banging on the front door. I could see the silhouette of a guy in a military uniform through the window, and when I opened the door he said,





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Gold rush for Uxbridge SS rugby teams

The Uxbridge SS Tigers rolled to their seventh consecutive LOSSA Senior Boys Rugby Championship with a 40-5 win over Wilson (Whitby). The Tigers will move on to the OFSAA Championships this week in Durham Region, with their opening tilt against St. Michael’s College (Toronto) scheduled for 1:30 SUBMITTED PHOTO p.m. on Thursday, June 5 at Vikings Field in Raglan.

Uxbridge’s Senior Girls downed Port Perry HS 66-3 to claim the LOSSA Championship, moving on to the OFSAA Championships in Hamilton this week. The Tigers won over Malvern 12-5 and Barrie Central 15-5, before an overtime loss to top-ranked Oakville Trafalgar in the semi-finals. The Tigers will take on Quinte SUBMITTED PHOTO (Belleville) on Wednesday, June 4 for the Bronze Medal.

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Locals set for OFSAA Track and Field championships DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

There will be a strong local contingent competing as the top high school track and field athletes in Ontario gather for the OFSAA Championships in Mississauga later this week. Nine athletes from Uxbridge SS and two competitors from Port Perry HS qualified for the provincial championships after posting top-four finishes at the OFSAA Central Regionals, held from May 27 to 29 at York University. Port Perry’s Tyler Field continued to dominate the Midget Boys Javelin competition, finishing in first place with a final throw of 47.49 metres, more than

two metres better than the second place finisher. Field also finished in first place for javelin at the recent LOSSA meet at Civic Fields in Oshawa. Joining him in the Rebels’ caravan will be Wyatt Werner, who posted a third place finish in the Senior Boys 110m low hurdles with a time of 15.13 seconds. Uxbridge SS will be even better represented in Mississauga between June 5 and 7, with nine athletes competing in 11 events. Gjaudy John-Wallace will represent the Tigers in the Midget Girls 80m low hurdles after finishing second at Regionals with a time of 12.99 seconds. As well, she will also be competing in the Midget Girls 300m low hurdles after another second place finish at Region-

als, crossing the line on 48.39 seconds. Thomas Kemp will be other Tiger performing double duty at OFSAA after finishing second in both the Senior Boys 800m with a time of 1:57.96 and the Senior Boys 1500m with a time of 4:09.49. Connor Bain will look to soar past the competition in the Junior Boys Long Jump, after finishing second at Regionals with a final jump of 6.04 metres. Katie Fisher wrapped up third place in the Senior Girls 3000m, finishing in 10:19.60. Brent Smalley took third place in the Boys 2000m steeplechase, with Lauren Negrazis posting a fourth place finish in the Girls 1500m steeplechase. Sinclair Minshull took home a third place finish in the Senior Girls Pole Vault, crossing the bar at 2.55 metres. Julia Kearley crossed the line in 4:46.15 to take fourth in the Senior Girls 1500m. Mitchell Kelly rounded out the top Tigers, finishing third in the Midget Boys 800m, with a time of 2:07.56 at Regionals.


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FRANCIS HENRY MOLE (Veteran WW II) ALETA MAY STEELE On Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, at age 86. Aleta Steele of Oshawa, beloved daughter of the late Russell and Eva Steele of Purple Hill. Dear sister of Wilda and her husband Murray Stacey, Muriel and her husband Ted Gay, and Ross Steele (deceased) and his wife Pat all of Oshawa. Loved aunt of Paul and Scott Stacey, Doug and Kelly Gay, and Susan, Janice, and Leann Steele. The family of Aleta Steele received friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985-2171) on Sunday, June 1st from 2 - 4 p.m. A Service to celebrate her life was held in the Chapel on Monday, June 2nd at 11 a.m. with Reverend Ann Foster officiating followed by a reception in the “Heritage Room” of the funeral home. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to St. Stephen’s United Church Memorial Fund, the M.S. Society or a charity of choice. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at



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Dave Devall Chairty Golf Tourney howls into Wolf Run on June 21 In all seasons for generations Canadians counted on none other than meteorologist Dave Devall at CTV to deliver his reports on weather. Beginning in 1961, when television screens were black and white, and only offered reception on two or three channels Devall was there. Today, Dave Devall holds the Guinness World Record for having had the “longest career as a weather forecaster” (48 years, 2 months, and 27 days). In 2009 he was awarded the Central Region RTNDA’s lifetime achievement award which is one of the highest honours bestowed by RTDNA Canada to individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and continued excellent during the course of their career in broadcasting journalism. On May 8 of this year, Dave Devall was given “the key” to the City of Kawartha

Lakes by Mayor Ric McGee in gratitude for his copious amounts of charity work done in this, his community. For 16 years, Devall has hosted a charity golf tournament raising funds and awareness primarily for the Humane Society and Women’s Resources in Kawartha Lakes. This year’s funds raised will also benefit The Heather Griffith Breast Cancer Awareness Clinic and educational bursaries for Sir Sanford Fleming and Ryerson University. Devall is one of the good guys. He is genuine, friendly and warm and says, “Retirement takes a bit of getting use to. It’s been quite an adjustment not having a schedule or anyone to answer to but myself.” Over the winter months he has been quite busy doing speaking engagements on this subject at various Senior Clubs and Retirement homes, but now that the grass

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A DOGGONE GOOD TIME: Composer and guitarist Maneli Jamal (above) and operatic mastermind Glen Kowarsky (opposite page) were just two of the numerous talented performers who rocked Town Hall 1873 on Friday, May 30 - during the first annual Petissimo show, in support of the New AniBENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard mal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog.

Acting lessons from Standard critic NORTH DURHAM: Looking for something for the kids to do this summer? Have high energy kids that need to burn it off before bedtime? Local film critic/acting instructor John H. Foote is again offering classes for young people ages 7 to 11, and 12 to 16. All classes take place in Port Perry United Church, in the auditorium, beginning on June 19 for ten consecutive Thursdays (July 17 off). Ages 7 to 11 will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., while the 12 to 16 year olds run from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. No experience is necessary, just creative minds, high energy and the ability to listen and take direction. We are not

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‘Renovations’ on stage this Saturday SCUGOG: This Saturday only, Arts at the Ascension and Theatre 3x60 present a staged reading of ‘Renovations’ a comedy by local playwright, Graeme Powell at 7:30 p.m. in the Anglican Church of the Ascension, located at 266 North St., in Port Perry. Brent and Jenny have just bought their first home. It’s a Victorian fixer-upper in a small Ontario town, with everything they’ve dreamed of, and more! Not only dilapidated walls and sketchy electrical wiring, but nosy neighbours, a self-declared handyman, a dotty elderly woman, and the house even

has its own mysterious past. Brent already thinks he has more than he can handle, until Jenny announces she’s pregnant. Arts at the Ascension is proud to present a reading of this delightful and heartwarming comedy. For the reading at the Church of the Ascension on June 7, Graeme will appear onstage as Brent and will be joined by Maggie Anderson, Susan Ellis, Craig Martin, Michael Serres, Amanda Smith, Annette Stokes-Harris, Andy Williamson and Michael Williamson. The cast has been assembled and directed by

Carey Nicholson, co-artistic director of Theatre 3x60. This unique live theatre event has one performance only on June 7, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 (refreshments included; all this for less than the price of a movie!), and may be purchased at the Church office at 266 North Street or by calling 905-9857278 - and will support Arts at the Ascenion, Theatre Starts and Theatre 3x60. For more information, please contact Lisa Walters at 905-862-4005 or lwalters@ -or- Carey Nicholson at

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Five-choir benefit concert - June 7 UXBRIDGE: Five Uxbridge choirs will be presenting a ‘grand’ benefit concert at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. One Voice Singers, Bella Nove, Tudor Consort, Monday Morning Singers and the Uxbridge Chamber Choir are all donating their vocal talents to raise funds for a new grand piano at St. Paul’s. All of these choirs, plus the church’s own choirs, have rehearsed and performed concerts us-

ing the old grand piano at the church. The grand piano is now over 100 years old, and has served both the church and the community very well, but no amount of repairs will be able to bring it back to good playing condition for choirs and concerts. A free-will donation will be received during the concert, and tax receipts will be made available for donations over $25. Also, refreshments will be served following the program.


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