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UXBRIDGE: Later this year, Uxbridge Secondary School will be hosting a party that’s been 90 years in the making. Several events have been planned between Friday, June 21 and Sunday, June 23 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Uxbridge Secondary School. Since October 2011, a committee made up of former staff and students, as well as current staff has been meeting monthly in preparation for the celebration in the hopes of providing a memorable experience to all former students at USS. The official kick-off for the event occurs with opening ceremonies, which will be held in the USS gym on Saturday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. “We are planning to showcase current student talent at the opening ceremonies,” said Peter Morris, a former teacher and principal at USS, currently serving as Chair of the Reunion Committee, to The Standard. “We plan to have dance, drama and bands perform as well as unveiling our athletes of the decade and our Athletic Wall of Fame.” Events continue during the day on Saturday with a


SIGNS OF SUMMER: Emily Furlotte was just one of the many local tennis players to return to the Port Perry courts last weekend, as the warm weather BLAKE WOLFE The Standard returned in between the rain. staff luncheon and golf tournament. On Saturday night, there will be a pub night at Uxbridge Arena, with organizers expecting almost 2,000 people to attend. Those interested in attending the

Pub Night as well as other 90th anniversary events will have to pre-register at www. and purchase tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointment. “In 1998 at the 75th anniversary, we had people

coming to the door buying tickets, and we ended up exceeding capacity,” explained Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger, who also sits on the reunion committee. TURN TO PAGE 4

SCUGOG: Scugog’s full-time firefighters and Chief Richard Miller remain in talks over recent changes to the department’s response model, stemming from the new four-day work week for fulltimers implemented this week. Firefighter Clint Walker, president of the Scugog Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4679 representing the department’s full-time personnel, said that “a number of solutions” have been presented to the chief to remedy what the full-time firefighter described as the potential for delayed responses in the return to an all-call paging model, in which volunteers are called to every emergency. The system, which the department used until the hiring of Scugog’s third full-time firefighter in 2007, was reinstated Monday (April 29) as the department’s full time staff moved to a four-day schedule working from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with only one or two days during the week where all three full-timers work together. The four-day schedule was part of an arbitration award to full-time firefighters announced in February, which also included a pay increase of more than 26 per cent retroactive to 2009. The reason for the return to the all-call model, said Chief Miller in a recent report to Scugog Council, is to ensure all responses, no matter the time, are covered by an adequate number of firefighters. He added in his report that he doesn’t expect response times to be affected due to the schedule change. Chief Miller said at a recent council meeting that an organizational review of the department is also in the works. While Mr. Walker declined to detail his proposed solutions due to the ongoing discussions, he said that he is concerned that response times will be affected if full time staff are required to wait for a sufficient number of volunteers before responding to emergencies. “The problem is that during the day,” said Mr. Walker, “you don’t know how many volunteers you’re going to get. They have other responsibilities like family and jobs. We (full time firefighters) were hired to guarantee response and responses will be hindered (if we are required to wait for enough volunteers).” TURN TO PAGE 5








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Scugog Fire ‘Alarmed’ visits complete in 2012 ed Fire Safety House training facility, unveiled to the public in a ceremony SCUGOG: Scugog’s fire department earlier this month. The safety house has now visited all homes in the townwill help educate local residents on fire ship at least once to check for smoke safety and prevention within the home, detectors in the Alarmed For Life prowith an opportunity to loan the equipgram, one of several highlights for the ment out to other municipalities and department noted by Chief Richard organizations. Miller in his 2012 year-end report. Chief Miller also recognized a numThe document was recently presented ber of service milestones reached by fire to councillors, synopsizing the departpersonnel in 2012, including Captain ment’s activities for 2012. Todd Soomre (20 years), Captain Ryan In the Alarmed For Life program last Edgar (15 years), firefighter Clint year, firefighters visited 1,780 Scugog Walker (20 years) and Lieutenant Al homes, with 512 of those homes already Peck (10 years). having working smoke detectors and Scugog Fire Chief During the discussion, Chief Miller told 167 devices installed at other residencRichard Milller councillors that a review of the departes. Firefighters will continue to visit ment’s services will be conducted this homes within the township to ensure year, with a master fire plan due in 2015. compliance from local residents. In the wake of a tragic Easter weekend housefire The chief also noted two large fires in early 2012 resulted in more than $350,000 in damage, as well as several lightning strikes causing a total loss of $10,000. However, Chief Miller noted that the number of overall incidents, as well as the number of BLAKE WOLFE The Standard ‘significant/major’ responses, decreased in 2012 from the previous year. SCUGOG: Firefighters from Port Perry and In his report to council, the chief stated that Caesarea will once again be taking fundraising firefighters from Port Perry and Caesarea stations to new heights this month, as the second annual Rooftop Campout returns to Port Perry on Victoria responded to a total of 677 calls, with an average Day weekend. response time of just over 10 minutes. The majorThe event, running from 7 p.m. on Friday, May ity of those calls, noted the chief, were in the ‘other’ 17 until 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, will see local category, consisting of cancelled calls, incidents that firefighters take to the roof of Harp and Wylie’s were not found or assists to other agencies such as restaurant on Water St. for the long weekend, all in police or EMS, the latter of which made up the bulk the name of raising money in support of Muscular of those responses. Dystrophy Canada. The department also recently received its long-awaitBLAKE WOLFE The Standard

that claimed four lives in East Gwillimbury, Ward 1 Councilllor Larry Corrigan questioned the chief on whether “there are any lessons to be learned” in regards to the department’s average response time to incidents. However, pending a final assessment of that incident from the Fire Marshal’s Office, Chief Miller declined to provide much in the way of comment, offering that mutual aid agreements with neighbouring municipalities such as Uxbridge assist the department in achieving its response time goals. “We use mutual aid to cover our municipality when all of our vehicles are out,” said the chief, adding that “we will then call Uxbridge or Clarington to cover” in such an event. “The Fire Marshal hasn’t finished his review (of the East Gwillimbury incident), and until then, we’re speaking in the dark,” continued Chief Miller. “It wouldn’t be right to comment because we have no idea of how the call was received.”

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Plenty of activities are scheduled for those remaining on the ground in Palmer Park, including a jumping castle for kids, a dunk tank for the adults, plenty of music and the department’s new Fire Safety House, unveiled recently in Port Perry. According to firefighter Steve Langenhuzien during a recent council meeting, last year’s event raised more than $12,000 for the charity. “We want to make this an annual event,” said Mr. Langenhuzien, adding that Scugog is just one of 600 fire departments across Ontario raising money for this cause. “This is completely voluntary – no one is being paid to do this.”

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The voice of North Durham

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Women’s cycling program begins The Township of Scugog has partnered with the Durham Mountain Biking Association for a new mountain biking program for women. This course is taught by experienced mountain bike instructors who understand the female perspective of learning to mountain bike.

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DAY SALE 3 MAY 3/4/5 PARTY TIME AT UXBRIDGE LEGION: (From left) OverTime drummer Iqbal Umar, G-Mom Tinie Evans, and The Third Round’s vocalist/guitarist Rob Van Der Vleuten were having a ball recently as they prepare for a special fundraising concert in support of the G-Moms of Port Perry at the Uxbridge Legion, located at 109 Franklin St. on Friday, May 24. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance, and can be purchased at POE Design (146 Queen St., Port Perry) or Blue Heron Books (62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge). DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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Suicide prevention in Uxbridge UXBRIDGE: The Uxbridge Youth Cen- safety in our communities we must first tre, The Compassion and Peace Associa- break sedown those barriers. Ou H tion of Canada (CAPAOC) and commu- n Due to the response from the commuOPEN HOUSE Sunday March 25th 1-4pm e nity partners are hosting “An Afternoon Op nity at large, as well as the interest in last 68 Ambleside, Port Perry of Remembrance and Suicide Prevention” year’s event, “there are many citizens of in Elgin Park, on Saturday May 11, from 1 Uxbridge who have been affected by suicide and are committed to engaging in an p.m. until 4 p.m. Thanks to the Township of Uxbridge open dialogue about suicide prevention” and CAPAOC, a permanent memorial tree said Vanessa Slater, Director of the Uxwill be planted to honour those lost to sui- bridge Youth Centre. The Kindness Changes Everything orcide. There will also be a dove release this year. In addition, participants will learn ganization will be hosting an interactive what they can do to help make Uxbridge affirmation activity in the park. Light a “suicide-safer” community for all by ac- refreshments have been donated by Tim cessing resources and training in suicide Hortons and The Roxy Theatres of Uxbridge. Music will be provided by local prevention. Stigma and taboo often make it dif- students and volunteers. For more information, please contact ficult for persons thinking of suicide to speak openly about those thoughts and Vanessa Slater at the UYC at 905-862ask directly for help. 3456 or via e-mail at director@uxbridgeyIf we are ever going to create suicide

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Uxbridge goes to the dogs May 26 UXBRIDGE: On Sunday, May 26, Uxbridge will be going to the dogs in support of a very special cause. The five-kilometere Uxbridge Purina Walk for Dog Guides gets underway at noon on May 26 at Elgin Park to help offset the cost of dog guides for those in need of the service. There is no registration fee for the walk for Dog Guides, and all funds raised through the walk will benefit training and lacing dog guides to enable Canadians with disabilities to continue living safely and independently. Dog guides serve a variety of services within the community including assistance for the hearing and visually impaired, autism assistance dogs, diabetic alert dogs, seizure responce dogs and other dogs with special skills to aid those living with disabilities. For more information on the walk, including registration as well as a link to donate, please visit www. On May 26, get your tail wagging for a great cause with the Purina Walk for Dog Guides.


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Police busy on local roads BROCK: A North Bay man was killed in a collision on Hwy. 12, just north of Sunderland on the afternoon of Friday, April 26. According to police, Douglas Church, 52, was killed when a southbound Toyota Camry crossed the centre line and struck a motorcycle heading northbound, operated by Mr. Church. The force of the collision threw Mr. Church into a nearby ditch The Camry careened down a steep roadside embankment on the opposite side of Hwy. 12, eventually coming to rest in a field. The elderly couple in the Camry, also from North Bay, were uninjured in the collision. An investigation into the crash left Hwy. 12 closed in both directions on Friday afternoon as officers combed the scene, investigating the collision and collecting statements from witnesses. Anyone who may have further information into this collision is encouraged to contact the OPP’s Whitby detachment at 905-6683388. Firearms, threatening charges laid in Scugog SCUGOG: A Scugog man, who threatened to kill a family member, is facing multiple weapons charges after police seized seven firearms from his home. Last Wednesday (April 24), at approximately 9 p.m., police responded to a complaint from a resident who said his life had been threatened family member. Upon investigation, officers seized seven long guns in the suspect’s home. The suspect did not have the proper licence for the weapons. A 50-year-old Scugog man faces multiple charges, including threatening bodily harm along with seven counts of possessing a firearm without a licence and

five counts of careless storage of a firearm. Anyone with any new information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Sgt. Rick Flynn of East Division at 1-888579-1520 ext. 1734. Stunt driving charges laid against driver SCUGOG: Following a short flight from police and subsequent response from K9 officers last week, Durham police charged a 33-year-old Markham man with a number of driving offences after he was observed driving carelessly and at excessive speeds in Utica. On Tuesday, April 23 at approximately 3:55 a.m., an officer on patrol in North Division observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed and driving carelessly near the Goodwood Road and Marsh Hill Road intersection. The officer lost sight of the vehicle as it drove away in the distance but quickly found it abandoned at the side of the road. The officer called for backup, including a K-9 unit, said police. The K-9 unit tracked the suspect into a wooden area where he was arrested. The suspect suffered

minor scratches to his chest from the K-9 apprehension. Chi Lau, 33, of Markham, faces a number of charges. including careless driving, stunt driving, driving while under suspension, and driving without validation tags and insurance. Anyone with any new information regarding this investigation is asked to contact North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672. Impaired driver nabbed on Simcoe St. DURHAM: An impaired Kawartha Lakes driver lost control of his vehicle just south of Scugog, crossing two opposing lanes of traffic before impacting a guardrail. Last Thursday (April 25) at approximately 8:50 p.m., police were called to the scene of a collision on Simcoe St. N., south of Coates Rd. at the Scugog -Oshawa border. According to police, the driver of a pick-up truck had lost control of his vehicle while driving southbound on Simcoe St. The vehicle crossed the two northbound lanes, hit a storm drain, spun out of control and collided with a guardrail. The driver, who received minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital, was found to be impaired. William Reid, 24, of Kawartha Lakes faces impaired driving charges. Anyone with any new information regarding this investigation is asked to contact North Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2672. Anonymous tips related to any of these investigattions can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS) or on the web site at and tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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“So we put in a control that you have to pre-register to attend. We’ve had people register from as far away as Australia and British Columbia and over 2,000 people are expected to attend.” The dance will be split into two areas - the vacant ice pad and the Arena Hall - in order to provide a comfortable experience for all in attendance. “The committee has learned from past experiences, and the reason for the two rooms, is that the Arena can be very loud with the music playing. So, the other side will be more of a quiet room where people can catch up with former acquaintances without having to raise their voice,” explained Mr. Ballinger. Sunday will see many more events around town to commemorate USS’ 90th anniversary, including a pancake breakfast at the Legion, family events at Elgin Park and sports in the school’s gym.

The Committee has crafted a web site, www., which to date has been visited more than 20,000 times. With so many visitors travelling from great distances to attend the event, Councillor Ballinger expects a great turnout for the event, and great stories from former classmates. “It will be a great opportunity to meet some people you haven’t seen in awhile. For instance, one of the gentlemen registered on the site is a former classmate of mine now working as a women’s wrestling manager in the United States,” said Councillor Ballinger. “And, this is a guy who originally came from a chicken farm outside of Uxbridge. I expect a lot more stories like that to come out of the weekend. It’ll be a great time and hopefully we have a lot of former students come and share in a great experience.”

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Friday, May 24 • 2013

GETTING MCHAPPY: (From left) Chas Harding of Precious Minds Resource and Learning Centre, Jackie Granger of the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity and Ginger Jackson of McDonalds Port Perry and Uxbridge are preparing for the return of McHappy Day, the annual fundraising event held at McDonalds restaurants across Canada each spring. This year’s McHappy Day is on Wednesday, May 8 and with each hot beverage, Happy Meal and Big Mac purchased from Ms. Jackson’s restaurants that day, money will be donated to each of the aforementioned charities. BLAKE WOLFE The Standard

The Open House begins at 1:15 pm with a visit to students working in classrooms. Decade Rooms will be open from 3:00-9:00 pm with displays and memorabilia to provide an opportunity for reflection and shared memories. A light lunch will be provided. For further information call CHS at 905-986-4241. Email: to post photos and memories! In subject line, include your name and decade you attended.

Solar farm, East Cross Forest discussed SCUGOG: East Cross Forest is on the grow again, after Durham Region Council approved funds for the purchase by the Kawartha Conservation Authority of two additional properties totalling 107 additional acres for the Scugog conservation area. The two properties, bordering East Cross Forest in Scugog’s southeastern region, will expand the conservation area that was originally established in 2006. The Region recently approved expenditures of $135,254 and $8,056 toward KRCA’s purchase of the two new properties,

amounting to 40 per cent of each total property cost. Approval was also given for the reallocation of a total of $36,000 in funding previously provided by Durham to make up ten per cent of the property costs, part of a funding formula that is expected to result in the remaining 50 per cent of the property costs covered by the Ontario Heritage Trust. The total cost for the two properties is approximately $358,000. Township to appeal solar project Scugog staff will appeal the province’s approval of a solar farm proposed

for a Greenbank property, a development that has drawn concerns from neighbours of the site and has raised the issue of how agricultural land should be used within the township. Community Services Director Don Gordon recommended to councillors this week that the township appeal the Solray Energy development, recently awarded approval from the MOE, after a document by the provincial Ministry of the Environment presented at this week’s general purpose and administration committees meeting

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Mr. Walker said that numbers quoted in the Chief ’s report could also be misleading if taken strictly at face value. Although the report states that last year, full-timers responded to 57 calls on their own, Mr. Walker added that full-timers “still respond to 100 per cent of calls during our shift.” And while he raised concerns that

news of the arbitration award may bring criticism from residents, particularly in regards to wage increases, he has received no negative feedback. “We’re in a small town and we all grew up here and we like to think we have a job to be proud of,” said Mr. Walker. “People in the community seem to understand and we haven’t heard anything negative.”

stated that appeals to the project must be received by April 30. The development, proposed for a Cragg Rd. property, has raised concerns from both township staff and neighbours. Among those concerns is the use of agricultural land for such a project, which opponents have said took advantage of a loophole in the provincial Green Energy Act that previously allowed for such developments on lands zoned rural, including Class 1 and 2 farmland.

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NORTH DURHAM May St. John Ambulance Lindsay – May 2013 courses now available. All courses are at Victoria Park Armoury at 210 Kent St. W. For more info or to pre-register, call 705-324-9894 or e-mail Friday, May 3 Yuk Yuks comedy night in Ajax - profits will go to the Canadian ATV MX Race Team to help 3 young men trying to pursue their dreams and represent their country. If you would like to attend this event and need tickets, please contact any of these three racers, call or e-mail Kristin Withey at or 705 286 4714. Saturday, May 4 Port Perry Villa presents the Annual Spring Bazaar and Art Show, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, Entertainment, Toonie Sale, BBQ, Hanging Baskets and Art Show. Everyone is welcome. - Irwin Smith in Concert at Greenabank United Church, 8 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Sunday, May 5 Monday Morning Singers Spring Concert: Airs and Arias, Duos and Divas: with guests, soprano Sasha Liebich-Tait and bass baritone Jonathan Liebich. St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge. 3 p.m. Tickets $15 at Presents, Presents or at the door. Children are free. More information at or 905-852-3693. - Flea Market at Nestleton Community Hall, Hwy. 7A, Nestleton, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wide variety of vendors, including hot breakfast and lunch available. Held by Caesarea Skateboard Park for Kids Fundraiser. For more info, call Susie at 905-986-4038. - Trinity United Church Uxbridge “ Friends “ World Famous Talent Show at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Church Men & Women in the Friends Handicapable Ministry present their gifts in Song, Music, Drama, Poetry and Crafts. Everyone is invited. Free will offering. Bring the family. Tuesday, May 7 Pine Ridge Garden Club meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Nestleton Community Hall. Victoria Whitney of Griffin Greenhouses will speak on “What New for 2013” info. Shirley Love 905-986-5330. Wednesday, May 8 History of Freemasonry lecture and tour at the Uxbridge Masonic Lodge, 26 Spruce Street, 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society and Uxbridge Zeredatha Masons’ Lodge. There will be several guest speakers including Uxbridge historian Allan McGillivray. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments. For more information contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or museum@town. - 3rd Annual Uxbridge Prayer Breakfast. Bringing Leaders and Neighbours in Uxbridge together for a time of fellowship and inspiration. Keynote speaker Dr. Jane Philpott, Music by Bev Foster. Mill Run Golf & County Club 7 - 9 am. Tickets $15 available at Blue Heron Books or Brian J. Evans Financial Services. Sponsored by the Churches of Uxbridge. Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12 Quilts on Quaker Hill, Heritage Quilt Show at the Uxbridge Historical Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 30 heritage quilts from the museum collection on display. 7239 Concession Rd. 6, just north of Brock Street., $5 for adults, children under 12 free. Contact the museum for more information at 905-852-5854 or

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PRINCE ALBERT by Pat Boyd The Prince Albert congregation will be joining with Port Perry for the regular service on May 5, at 9:50 a.m. After the service the charge-wide Outreach Committee will be serving brunch to raise funds for Outreach objectives. A free-will donation will be accepted. The UCW meeting on Wednesday, May 8, will be a pot luck lunch with the meeting to follow at 12 noon. We hope to have many of our former members and friends join us. The Prince Albert Panel will be meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. We are pleased to announce that Prince Albert church is once again fundraising with Otter’s Greenhouse on Medd Rd. We receive a percentage of sales, when we are mentioned. The Prince Albert Church Yard, Plant and Bake sale

will take place on Saturday May 25. We will soon be accepting donations for our popular yard sale. The next PAPS Grade 8 fundraiser will be a car wash and BBQ, Saturday, May 25, at Vos’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The SCS Grandparents and Friends Day will be this Friday, May 3, with coffee and registration at the school at 11 a.m. The school is also fundraising with Otter’s Greenhouse. On May 25, SCS will be celebrating 25 years of Christian Education in Port Perry. Activities for the day will include an open house, buffet supper and an evening program. The Thursday evening euchre winners are Mary Drury, Ivan MacMillan, Mac Albright, Joyce Norrish, Shirl Leask and Edna Hodgson. Mac Albright with 13 lone hands won the Lone hands series.

CAESAREA by Eleanor Colwell Caesarea Nestleton Euchre Euchre scores for April 18: high scores – )L.Doble, 2) J.Bradbury, 3)W.VanCamp, 4)H.Crawford, 5)B.Brigley; most lone hands – W.VanCamp, L.Doble, W.Bradt, & J.Westall; and low score – D.Fallis. Thirty-eight players enjoyed the night. Then on Thursday, April 25th, high scores were: 1)C.Nelson, A.Manns, V.Priebe, 4)L.Carder, K.Canely & M.Trull, and 5)V.McComb; most lone hands A.Manns; and low score – E.Kushner. There were 45 players. See you on Thursday at 7:30p.m. Blackstock & District Lions Club Five of us attended the 37th District A-16 Convention in Newmarket this past weekend where we listened to the winners of the District Effective Speaking Contest and where awards were presented to various Clubs for their work this year. The International Guest was International Director Harvey Whitley and his wife Lion Dianne from North Carolina. The annual elections took place naming Lion Lloyd Clifton from Udora-Leaskdale Lions as our District Governor, Lion Eleanor Colwell from Blackstock & District Lions as our 1st Vice District Governor, and Lion Susan Tate from Fenelon Falls Lions as our 2nd Vice District

Governor. These officers take their positions on July 1st, the beginning of the Lions year. Remember to keep May 25 open for our annual car show at the Blackstock Rec Centre. For more information, contact the chair, Lion Keith, at (905)986-5603 Best wishes to Lion Lynda Kendry on her birthday on May 22. Have a good one.

EPSOM AND UTICA by Shari Kerry Greeters at Epsom Church for the month of May are Maurice and Elaine Pratt and family, Paul and Julia Fraser and family and Shirley Baster. This Saturday, Goodwood Church are having a yard sale. The next seniors luncheon will be on May 14 at Epsom church, 12 p.m. Please call 905-852-7445 to reserve. Thank you to the 4-H exchange members who held a great church service at Pinegrove church last Sunday. Thank you also to all the volunteers who helped with this day. Special thanks to Linda Hunter, Faye Ashton, Ted Smith and our 4-H Ambassador Brenden McDougall who travelled all the way from Niagara Falls for our service.

ZEPHYR & SANDFORD by Pat Asling Is spring finally here? Trees and flowers seem to think so; just hope they aren’t too optimistic. That sunshine has been very welcome. It is reported that the performance by Travis Smalley last Sunday at the Maureen Forester Auditorium was top-notch; keep our fingers crossed that he did well on his marks since the event was worth 70 per cent of his year. Bruce and Janet Smith attended a Green Tractor demonstration in Omemee last week, showcasing the new equipment available. There was a wonderful attendance at the UCW meeting last Thursday in Sandford when some of the men and several visitors from Zephyr joined with us to hear Earle Lockerby discuss the Acadian expulsion for PEI. Thanks to Caroline McGillivray who helped with the technology, he pre-

sented a great power point exhibit and not only filled us in on the historical significance of the event but set us straight on some misconceptions. There were actually two expulsions, one in 1855 and later in 1858. “Evangeline” was written about the 1855 event; the settlers were returned to France even though they were British citizens by then and they were not sent to Louisiana. The Cajuns of Louisiana came directly from France. Several of the “boys” have been rising early to go fishing and turkey shooting, with moderate success. The Luke girls took part in the Huck Finn Fishing Derby on Saturday. Rev. Carol McKinley was our guest minister Sunday, filling in for Rev, Diane who was holidaying, with husband Chris, in London England. Her message was entitled “And then

there is Love”. Rev. Carol will be with us once again on May 19 when we hold a joint congregational service with Zephyr, at Zephyr, service at 11 a.m. Don’t forget the “Flag of Love Day Concert at Zephyr Hall Saturday night, 7:30 PM with Mary and Brian, Cassidy and several other guest artists. On Saturday May 10, there will be a free-pizza night at Sandford church. If you intent to attend please let Bruce Harwood know by May 5. On May 7, a week earlier than normal, the Sandford Church Council will meet, 7 p.m. On May 9, Zephyr UCW hold their potluck lunch at 12 noon. May 12 is Christian Family Sunday, better known as Mother’s Day. It is important to note that this is the day when time of services switch- Sandford will be 9:30 a.m. and Zephyr at 11 a.m.

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SCUGOG ISLAND by Jeanne C. Le Saux Rehearsal for the Orchestra Sunday will be held on Saturday May 4 with Orchestra Sunday being May 5, 2013 - May 5 and May 12 guest Minister will be Rev Catharina Bowers - May 19 and May 26 - Lay Minister Douglas Baird - June 2 and June 9 will be by Michelle Hofman The next event is the Beef Supper, Friday May 31, at 6 pm at the Scugog Island Community Hall. Sponsored by Stewarts and the UCW. Adults are $15, children ages six to 12 are

$5, ages 5 and under free. For tickets please call Anna Spencley at 905-985-2911, or Betty Ann Freeman at 905-985-3863. A big congratulations goes out to Nick DeBruijn of Ma Brown’s Rd on the Island - he has raised $250 for Cancer Research by letting each one of his classmates cut a lock of his hair in exchange for a donation. Way to go Nick! One last reminder for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, hosting the Annual Art and Craft

Show taking place this weekend at the Health and Resource Community Hall. Admission is free. Happy Birthdays this week goes out to: Elsa Ruck (April 28), Odessa Marsden-Williams (April 30), Edna Beckett (May 2) and Andrea Marsden and Nathan Woodcock (May 4). Happy birthday to anyone who may have been missed. I can be reached at 905985-7662 by phone and by e-mail at Please have any news in by 6 pm on Sunday evenings.

BLACKSTOCK by Joyce Kelly Sorry to report that Helen Dorrell suffered a nasty fall in her home and is confined to restricted activities at home for a time. Better health is wished for Carol Porter and Colin Beal who are both in Port Perry hospital undergoing treatment. It is good to know that Neil Johnston has improved and is out and about. A preliminary note for a bridal shower in honour of Meghan Kyte that will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Blackstock United Church. Donations may be given to Julie or Pat Obsfeld or Shirley Gibson. A time to honour the history of Cartwright High School will be on Friday, May 24 beginning at 1:15 p.m. with a visit to students working in the classrooms.

Decade rooms will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. with displays and memorabilia. It will be a great time to renew friendships and share memories. Mark your calendars now! May is PKU Awareness Month. Show your support by attending a Pampered Chef Party at Port Perry Villa on May 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Host Frances Grove has lived with this condition for her lifetime and will tell firsthand information. Winners at the euchre party on Tuesday evening at the St. John’s Anglican Church were Heni Povey, Hazel Coates, Ken Middleton, Muriel Tenant, Elaine Bailey, Vivian Canning (low). Most lone hands – Laura Zyck. Specials – Audrey Mahaffy, Vivian Canning, Joyce Hawkins, Doris Manns.

GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till The Greenbank Lions ask you to bring your electronic waste and scrap metal to Greenbank Hall parking lot on Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - a fundraiser to support various Lion projects. Maple Syrup is still available at $10 a tin - call 905985-3723. Guatemala Green-Up Fundraiser for October Mission is rain barrels at $55, and can be ordered through Pre-orders will be available at the church parking lot on May 25. Also that day is a plant sale and bottle drive. This is the last week for the Durham Region Cancer Canvass in our area. If you were missed, call 905-985-0535. Thanks to all who have supported financially, and to those volunteering their time to canvass for the battle against cancer. Wick Ham and Salad Supper is May 10, 6 p.m. at the church. Tickets are $13 - call 705-357-3704. Helena is looking for pictures of local veterans who have served in wars over the ages. Call 905-985-3276. Thanks for all donations of toys for the little ones. Some are being donated to the Mission Team’s Yard Sale on June 1 at Port Perry. Janelle Phoenix and Hunter Doble answered their Bible Quiz. Next congregational meeting on June 9, with lunch. The two UCW units meet on May 1, usual times. Guest speaker Carol Brown speaking on fair trade coffee, chocolate etc. will be at the 7:30 p.m. meeting. Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m. - Come and enjoy Irwin Smith in concert at the church. Tickets are $15, in advance at 905-985-8559 and 905-985-3903, or at the door.

SEAGRAVE by Robin Drew and Jean Short Happy Birthday wishes to Bert Hutcheon who celebrated on Apr. 28. Have you noticed that the Seagrave Country Store has been sold? Best wishes to the new owners. It will be nice to be able to drop in for a loaf of bread or a quart of milk again. Once again, this spring the church is raising funds through your purchases at Otter Greenhouses. When you purchase flowers for your garden from April 8 June 9, just tell them that you would like your purchases credited to our Church. Check your calendars: May 2 - 7 p.m. Opening the Doors to Spirituality bible study. Everyone is welcome to attend. Friday, May 3 - Seagrave Youth Group invites you to join us for a entertaining movie night. Please RSVP to so there is enough food for everyone.

May 6 - Seagrave Board of Stewards Meeting at 7:30 p.m. May 11 - Men’s Breakfast Group Everyone welcome at 8:30 a.m. May 11 - If you would like an idea for Mother’s Day, why not take her to Miller Memorial Church on May 11 for dinner (roast pork or manicotti) and concert of music by North County Gospel. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Cost of the dinner and concert is $25, cost of the concert only is $10. For reservations, please call Janet at 1-705786-2179 May 12 - Mother’s Day - Coffee Hour hosted by Mens Breakfast Group at 10:30 a.m. May 13 - Seagrave Congregational Meeting at 7 p.m. Please keep sending news items to OR grammiejean2010@

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

ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 319 Queen Street, Port Perry Pastor Robert Kennedy 905-985-3881 SUNDAY, May 5 Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery Care Available All are warmly welcome



19100 Island Road, Port Perry A warm welcome to all 905-985-4094 SUNDAY, May 5 10 a.m. Morning Service

14460 Simcoe St., Port Perry Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School (Anglican Network in Canada) All are Welcome.

UXBRIDGE TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 20 First Avenue Pastor Kirby Constable 905-852-6213


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


Rev. Elaine Hall - Rev. Don Willmer 905-985-2801 SUNDAY, May 5

593 Alma St., Port Perry,

Ontario 905-985-1346 Rev John Benschop Tuesday - 7:30 p.m. Youth Meeting Tuesday to Thursday - 4-7 p.m. After school program “HEARTBEAT” for ages 12-17 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

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 •


(Anglican Church of Canada)

Rev. John Anderson

266 North St., Port Perry Phone: 905-985-7278 6th Sunday of Easter Sunday, May 5 10 a.m. Communion

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

Staff: Dr. Fred Penney, Lead 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,’

Sunday School and Nursery available


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


Rev. Paul Moorhouse 905-985-7766

SUNDAY, May 5 Seagrave (in the beautiful hamlet of Seagrave) 9:15 a.m. Morning Service

Greenbank (Hwy 12, minutes. N. of Pt. Perry) 11 a.m. Morning Service Everyone is Welcome Children’s time with 11 a.m. service

To list your church events contact Katherine at 905-985-6985

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EDITORIAL The root of the problem In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings and a foiled terror plot targeting railways in southern Ontario, there has been plenty of talk amongst Canada’s politicians about the root causes that drives individuals and groups to carry out such activities. Not so much talk about the root causes themselves, mind you, but when and where it is appropriate to talk about them. In particular, the disparate opinions of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau regarding the place of the root causes in the terrorism discussion have highlighted the issue over the last two weeks - fourteen days marked by one of the ugliest attacks in U.S. history and the arrest of two men and subsequent unravelling of what could have been a similar display on Canadian soil. In the case of the VIA rail plot, immediate measures should be taken to ensure the safety of Canadians (although perhaps not to the extent of the Conservative government’s recently passed anti-terror legislation). However, the specific reasons have not been made clear behind both Boston and the VIA plot, it’s those potential underlying causes - among them, increased radicalization of youth and the social/political/economic conditions from which that concern arises - that should, more or less, always be part of the conversation. Terror, like all desperate acts, is carried out by those who, as unjustified as their aims may appear to society at large, are convinced that all other measures of persuasion have failed. As the world grows even smaller and beliefs and cultures seem to increasingly clash despite our growing capacity for communication, the problem of terror will not be disappearing without some serious discussion of the matter. What better time to address the problem than when it’s on everyone’s mind?

Weighing in on terror, torture and the Boston Marathon To the Editor, On April 15 in Boston, a child rose from slumber and began their day likely as they almost always had. Breakfast, some play, Mom and Dad time and then off to the finish line of the Boston Marathon, likely their treat for some fine accomplishment. The child was likely excited be part of something very special in Boston, never aware they were about to become part of history. When the explosions went off in Boston a great deal more than life was lost, and for those who witnessed it, their dreams will now be forms of torture as they see over and over what they saw up close, the screams that seared themselves into their minds, and the smells of death all around. Let me ask something. If information obtained from torturing a person could have prevented that explosion and the injuries and lost lives, would you condone the use of torture on confirmed members of Al Queda or known members of the Bin Laden organization? Without hesitation, I would. In December, Kathryn Bigelow’s unsettling though brilliant film Zero Dark Thirty earned rave reviews and

won several major critics awards before attacks came about the portrayal of torture in the film. Criticism came to Bigelow for displaying, with absolute honesty, the manner in which the CIA and American military used torture to gain information about Al Qaeda and before his death, Osama Bin Laden. To those who criticized the film, Bigelow and the CIA, I ask them this. If information gained from torture could have prevented 9/11 and the loss of thousands of lives, would you condone it? If information gained from the use of torture could have prevented the hi-jacking of Flight 93 and the plane used to crash into the Pentagon, would you condone it? And if information obtained through the use of torture could have prevented the attack on Boston, would you be alright with it? I am, God help me, but I am. The CIA was able to find Bin Laden and other high ranking Al Queda through the use of torture, specifically water boarding. I think of the thousands of families and extended families and friends who will go through a form of torture for the rest of their lives because of the events of 9/11, Flight 93, and all other acts of terrorism up to and including

Boston. If there is the question that the person knows something, that they are aware of an impending attack, that intelligence supports the fact that they are most aware of something terrible is about to happen, then yes, I support the use of torture. If the pain caused to one will save thousands of lives, it must happen, it must be a part of war, and in this case the war against terror. The difference between us and them is that we are not seeking to attack and kill innocents in their cities, we do not seek to bring down their way of life by killing innocent men, women and most of all, children. That is what sets us apart and why we will never be lowered to the level of the terrorists. The CIA and American military is not spreading terror with their use of torture, but struggling to find a way to end it and find peace. So yes, I condone torture, and I am ashamed I do. Deliberate cruelty to anyone sickens me, but is there any other way? Ask yourself this before you condemn me for my thoughts: if it were your child hurt or worse, what would you think then? The answer for me is easy. John H. Foote Scugog

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Road Watch needs Uxbridge To the Editor, The Road Watch Committees throughout Durham Region continue to be successful in helping to reduce bad driving by making people aware of their poor driving habits. How many times have you been “cut off ” by someone while driving? Have you seen someone talking on the phone while driving? Did someone fail to signal? This is what the program focuses on. The committee of volunteers are all sworn in under the Durham Regional Police. The complaints are processed and a letter is printed by the volunteers. The letters are on police letterhead and are sent out to the

owners of the vehicles. This is done all under direct supervision of the Durham Regional Police. The Uxbridge Road Watch Committee has been going strong for over 10 years now. They are a knowledgeable group, however, like any organization, need new members to keep going over time. They are currently seeking new volunteers. Though the Uxbridge Road Watch Committee is functioning fine as is, now is a great time to get involved. You will learn all about the program from those that started it. You will meet new people in the community that are associated

with road safety, school safety and traffic safety. The greatest involvement you will have is that you will contribute to your community and help promote road safety – you will help make a difference in Uxbridge. The Uxbridge Road Watch Committee does make a difference in the community. Volunteer your time. We are only looking for a few hours a month, and a monthly meeting. Make a difference. Contact me at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2668, for more information.

Cst. Sue Kelly Durham Region Police Service 15 Division Trafffic Coordinator

Thanks for ‘attack ads’ editorial To the Editor, Thank you for an insightful and balanced editorial on this subject. The hypocrisy within the federal Conservative Party is astounding! Think about Harper’s record over the years, both as a Member of Parliament, and as the Head of the National Citizens Coalition. He was all for putting a “Firewall around Alberta.” He described the Atlantic Provinces as having “a culture of defeat.” And, he wanted desperately to follow the Americans and George W. Bush into the invasion of Iraq. Describing Calgary as the greatest city in the world pales by comparison.

The present “Conservative Party” is NOT the old Progressive Conservative Party of Diefenbaker, Stanfield, Clark, and even Mulroney. The old Party was taken over by a small Neo-Con element of Reform-Alliance members. Their extremism is apparent in the attack ads and the roughshod and dictatorial way they have governed this country. We can only hope that a more balanced and centered party, Liberal or NDP, wins the next election.

R. B. King Sunderland

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Idiocy of others can’t overshadow Collins’ courage We knew it was probably coming in 2013, but we didn’t know when an athlete in one of the major professional sports would come out as being openly gay. The world got its answer on Monday of this week when Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards took to Sports Illustrated to announce to the world that he was homosexual in a first-person essay in the magazine. Typically - as I remind readers every time the COJHL moves into playoffs - I am terrible at making predictions. However, this time I got it right, as in the January 3 edition of The Standard I predicted that this would be the year that an athlete in one of the four major North American professional team sports (basketball, baseball, football and hockey) would come out of the closet, so beyond the cultural ramifications of an NBA player coming out, I took some satisfaction in knowing that I’m not wrong all the time. The Internet exploded with the news on Monday, with many people celebrating the announcement. However, there are idiots in every walk of life, and it didn’t take long to crown a winner in the ‘which athlete fires off an ignorant tweet first?’ pool, as Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace claimed the Moron of the Day award. “All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH...” Wallace tweeted about an hour after Collins’ revelation on Monday. Then, the backpedaling started.

Four minutes later, Wallace tweeted that he wasn’t “bashing anybody” but “I just don’t understand it.” That seem to cut it, so both tweets were deleted shortly afterwards and Wallace offered up a lame apology. “Never said anything right or wrong I just said that I don’t understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended,” Wallace wrote with his tail tucked neatly between his legs. So, if you are following along with his “logic,” Wallace randomly decided that on the heels of Collins’ historic announcement that he would let the world know that he does not understand the concept of homosexuality. Luckily, this doofus does not appear to represent the majority, although a quick scroll through the comments section of the Sports Illustrated column penned by Collins shows just why this was surely such a tough decision. But, as Collins pointed out in his essay, the world is a very different place in 2013 than it was even in 2003, making this the right time in history for the gay community to have their own version of Jackie Robinson. For decades, gay athletes have been common place in women’s sports. In fact, just last week Brittney Griner, the first overall pick in the WNBA Draft, came out as a gay woman, but the reaction was mostly indifferent as she had never really been in the closet to start with. One of the most notable gay female athletes, tennis legend Martina Navratilova also took to Twitter on

Staying in touch... JOHN O’TOOLE MPP

Budget 2013 announced on May 2 With Ontario’s 2013 budget being tabled May 2, a little background to Ontario’s fiscal health may be of interest. Keep in mind that the budget is being introduced at a time when the annual deficit stands at just under $10 billion. There are approximately half a million Ontarians out of work, and an estimated 300,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost during the McGuinty/Wynne government. Over a year ago, economist Don Drummond said in his report on government finances that Ontario would face a $411 billion debt by 2017 unless action was taken to substantially reduce spending. This advice has been largely ignored. This government has likewise ignored multiple downgrades to Ontario’s credit rating issued by ratings agencies. Every year, the province pays $10 billion in interest on outstanding debt estimated at $236 billion. That’s money that often ends up in the pockets of overseas lenders. It’s money that can’t be invested in classrooms, hospitals, and other government services. Another way to look at the provincial debt is to consider the fact that every child born today inherits a burden of about $20,000 in Ontario debt. When the budget is brought down on Thursday, May 2, the McGuinty/Wynne government has another chance to ensure Ontario’s government lives within its means, protects vital services and creates a climate for jobs and opportunities. That being said, past experience tells us that this government will continue to follow the tax-and-spend policies that have led to financial turmoil in Ontario. On Friday, May 3, I will be hosting two Post-Budget Forums featuring commentary on the Ontario budget from local accountants and financial planners. You are welcome to attend, and learn more about the impacts of the budget for you, your family, your business, and our community. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. There will be a Forum in Bowmanville Friday, May 3 at 8 a.m. The Bowmanville location is Zante Restaurant (36 King St. E.) Later Friday morning, the Post-Budget Forum is in Port Perry at Jester’s Court (279 Queen St.) at 10:30 a.m. For further information, please feel free to contact my Constituency Office at (905) 697-1501 or 1-800-661-2433. My e-mail is

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Monday to seemingly make the announcement all about her. “Well done Jason Collins- you are a brave man. And a big man at that:) 1981 was the year for me- 2013 is the year for you:),” Navratilova tweeted just 23 minutes after Collins’ essay went viral. All of this took away from what was a great day, not only for gay athletes, but for North American fans as a whole since for the most part, we welcomed this news with great fanfare. Hopefully, this announcement will propel other athletes to follow Collins’ lead and live their lives openly while still active, and be embraced by the public. With every announcement that follows, it will be met with less and less fanfare until one day it simply won’t matter, and won’t be such a big deal. As he noted in his essay, the weight on being the first major athlete to come out weighed heavily on Collins for some time. Luckily, for him, he found the courage to tell the world exactly who he is. It’s just a shame that so many also took the occasion to tell the world what they are: stuck in the past.

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Scugog Chamber holding business workshops SCUGOG: This spring, the Scugog Chamber of Commerce is offering a series of free workshops to anyone with an interest in starting a business for themselves. The no-cost workshops, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, are part of the ‘Business Basics’ series designed to help the small business and would-be entrepreneur understand and learn if there is a market for their product or service. Each workshop will be held at the Chamber office (located in the Scugog municipal building at 181 Perry St.) and hosted by Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD). 24 Unit Attendees are reminded to sign up early, as seating is limited for these workshops: Business Basics: Introduction to Market 24 UNIT Research

as resources and tips around income taxes, HST and May 14, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This seminar is held in partnership with the Scugog business financials. Business Basics: Marketing & Sales Strategy Chamber of Commerce/BIA and open to all. June 11, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. In this seminar, participants will learn about: In Marketing and Sales Strategy, participants will - Understanding the types of market research learn: - Why it’s imperative for business success - What is Marketing and Sales - How to conduct market research - What to include in a strategy Business Basics: Financial & Accounting Tips - What elements make up a strategy for sales and May 29, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ross Libbey from Your Bottom Line will walk marketing attendees through understanding business cash flow, - How to make sales! tax deductible expenses and how to manage bookkeepVisit for more information or ing & record keeping for hassle free operation. to register for any of the workshops. 3_ND042D113.P001 An interactive small business seminar for those who would like to understand more about business financials, taxes and tax deductible expenses. This seminar will provide key information as well 3_ND044D113.P001



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Becel Heart and Stroke ride returns June 2 On Sunday, June 2, you can be part of an experience you’ll never forget – the 26th Annual Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart . This is your chance to help extend the lives of all Canadians, by joining more than 13,000 dedicated cyclists in Canada’s largest charity cycling event. That day, you’ll enjoy cycling, traffic-free, along the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway. And you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your fundraising effort will support vital research and programs to help eliminate heart disease and stroke. The goal for 2013 is to raise $5.5 million. Everyone can participate in the 26th Annual Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart – from beginners to experienced riders. We need your help. Ride for Heart. Help Canadians live longer, fuller lives. To register for the 26th Annual Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart, call 416-486-RIDE (7433) or visit www. The Ride sold out early last year – sign up today! The Heart and Stroke Foundation releases an annual Report on the health of Canadians. The 2013 report, titled Reality Check, addresses the fact that the majority of Canadian baby boomers have a disconnect between how healthy they think they are and how healthy they really are. Although Canadians are living longer, Statistics Canada shows that on average there’s a 10-year gap between how long we live and how long we live in health. Because of heart disease, stroke and other chronic conditions, the average Canadian will spend their last decade in sickness and poor health. Heart disease and

stroke cut lives short and can have a devastating impact on Canadians’ quality of life. But Canadians can grow old with vitality and have full lives when they make healthy lifestyle choices. By addressing the five controllable behaviours that can affect heart disease and stroke risk – lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, smoking, excessive stress, and excessive alcohol consumption – Canadians can actually gain health and quality of life in their later years. “The good news,” says Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson Dr. Beth Abramson, “is that if lifestyle changes are made now, many Canadians can considerably reduce the effects of heart disease and stroke. It is possible for us to take charge of our heart health, reduce hospitalizations and immobility, significantly improving the quality of our lives.” Did you know? - Every seven minutes a Canadian dies of heart disease or stroke; that’s 69 thousand people a year. - Up to 80 per cent of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable with lifestyle changes. - Nine out of 10 Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. One third report having three or more risk factors. - Every 12 minutes, someone experiences a cardiac arrest. Only five percent of those who experience one outside of a hospital survive. - Childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years, affecting the future health of our children. With your help, The Heart and Stroke Foundation is working to change these alarming statistics. Funds raised through the Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart support world-class research, healthy commu-

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CLEANING UP IN NORTH DURHAM: With the return of spring and Earth Day events, several groups have taken to cleaning up the local environment. Above, staff and students of Good Shepherd Catholic School in Port Perry held an e-waste collection, diverting old electronics from landfill. Below, members of the #41 Royal Canadian Army Cadets took part in a PitchIn Week clean-up, collecting garbage from locations around Port Perry. SUBMITTED PHOTO/BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

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THANK YOU! Thank you to all who saved up from last year and brought in tons of various metal items, appliances, batteries and e-waste. We also received over 100 bicycles for Africycle!

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Prayer breakfast in Uxbridge UXBRIDGE: The church community Uxbridge will be looking to build on its success over the past three years by once again sponsoring a prayer breakfast. The churches of Uxbridge will be holding their third annual prayer breakfast on Wednesday, May 8 at Mill Run Golf Club from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. In keeping with the tradition of esteemed guests on hand to speak at the event, Dr. Jane Philpott, Founder of ‘Give a Day to World AIDS’, will serve as key note speaker this year. Dr. Jane Philpott is Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Family & Community Medicine. She is Lead Physician of the Health for All Family Health Team in Markham. Previously, Dr. Philpott worked in Niger Republic, West Africa from 1989 to 1998 where she practiced general medicine and developed a training program for village health workers. She is the founder of the “Give a Day to World AIDS” movement which started in 2004. Since then, Give a Day has raised over $3.5 million to help those affected by HIV in Africa. Dr. Philpott is the Family Medicine lead in the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (TAAAC). In this capacity, she helped colleagues at Addis Ababa University to develop the first

training program for Family Medicine in Ethiopia that started in February 2013. Additionally, Port Perry’s Bev Foster, Founder of ‘Room 217 Foundation’, will be presenting music for the prayer breakfast. Bev Foster, BEd, BMus, AMus, ARCT, is the Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation, is an experienced performer, songwriter and music educator whose inspirational music has received numerous awards and nominations. A teacher in the Ontario school system and her private studio for many years, Bev has also served as music director in various churches and is the former executive director of the Ontario Vocal Festival. Bev has most recently founded the Room 217 Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation and registered Canadian charity dedicated to producing and delivering resources for music and care. She travels widely to perform and speak. The hope of organizers is to bring together municipal leaders, emergency service professionals, education and business leaders, service clubs and our neighbours in the community to celebrate Uxbridge. Tickets for the Prayer Breakfast are $15 and are available now. Tickets can be purchased at either Blue Heron Books, located at 62 Brock St. West or Brian J. Evans Financial Services, at 38 Toronto St. North.

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Growing Together in Faith Inclusion

Catholic Education Week May 5 to May 10, 2013


Thank you to our families, educators, parishes and community partners for your commitment to maintaining excellence in Catholic education throughout Durham Region. Durham Catholic District School Board offers French Immersion, Extended French and Full Day Kindergarten programs in an inclusive, faith-based learning environment. Music, fine arts, drama, technology, athletics and other special interest clubs are available to meet the diverse needs of young children and awaken their God-given talents. To enroll your child, contact your nearest Durham Catholic school today.

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The 11th annual Huck Finn Family Fishing Day brought hundreds of participants to the shores of Elgin Pond in Uxbridge on Saturday, April 27. (Clockwise from top left) Town Crier Bill McKee leads the parade down Water St. to kick off the event; 11-yearold Kyle Comeau reeled in one of the largest catches of the day; MP Erin O’Toole, daughter Mollie and MPP John O’Toole were among those in attendance; Alice Holland, 8, grandmother Anne Wilde, and Simon Holland, 6, dressed up for the event; space was at a premium on the Elgin Pond shoreline as anglers sought the catch of the day. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

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SCUGOG: Port Perry’s Nick DeBruijn waited over a year for his haircut, and it proved to be very worthwhile as he took the opportunity to raise funds for a great cause. The Grade 5 student at The Children’s House Montessori School had originally planned to donate his locks to those undergoing cancer treatment, but when his hair proved too short, he improvised another course of action. “My friend is bald because of his cancer, and I felt bad so I wanted to do something to help,” Nick told The Standard. “So I started growing my hair out for almost a year. But, it was too short to donate, so I had the idea to collect donations for the Canadian Cancer Society and let my friends cut my hair.” With the support of his family and

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Jeff St. Pierre going camping with Erie Otters DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

Port Perry’s Jeff St. Pierre will spend this upcoming weekend swimming with otters. However, he will be far from the shores of Lake Scugog. Instead, the 17-yearold will be on the shores of Lake Erie in Western Pennsylvania, taking part in the Erie Otters Prospect Camp from Friday, May 3 until Sunday, May 5. St. Pierre’s road to the OHL began when his season with the Major Midget Central Ontario Wolves ended in March, and his agent started working the phones in the hopes of securing him a tryout. “After the season ended, and I started looking towards next season, I mentioned to my agent that I was looking to skate with an OHL team this summer,” St. Pierre told The Standard. While his agent did make contact with several teams in the loop, the offer from Erie came as a shock to St. Pierre. “I was shocked when Erie contacted me with the invite, since they were one of the few teams that weren’t contacted by my agent,” St. Pierre explained. The opportunity to showcase his skills before one of the teams in the top junior hockey circuit in the world has the 6’3”, 200-lb. centre counting down the days to this weekend. “This is a great opportunity for me, and it was great to be able to receive the offer, since the Otters obviously have an interest since I wasn’t drafted last year, and typically that’s who they invite to these types of camps - players they’ve drafted and are in their systems,” said St. Pierre. Aside from the camp, St. Pierre also noted that he is excited to reconnect with a former teammate at the event, phenom Connor McDavid, who this past season was named OHL Rookie of the Year as an underage player. St. Pierre and McDavid previously played together on a summer hockey team based out of Brampton five years ago. His journey to the cusp of the OHL began at Scugog Arena when he was just five-years-old. “I started out playing Timbits hockey in Port Perry, with Dave Dickson as my first head coach. Actually, Dave would end up coaching me almost every year

up until Atom, and a lot of the groundwork was laid for my career at Scugog Arena,” added St. Pierre. In his Major PeeWee year, St. Pierre made the jump to the ‘AAA’ ranks with the Central Ontario Wolves, where he has continued to play - save for a one-year interlude when he suited up for the Port Perry Predators in his Major Bantam season. In 2012, St. Pierre suited up for the Varsity hockey team at Port Perry HS, and played a major role as the Rebels advanced to the Tier 2 LOSSA Championship. St. Pierre’s talents aren’t limited to the ice, and for the past 10 summers, he has served as the pitcher for the Lake Scugog Lumberjacks fastball team. Last year, St. Pierre earned tournament MVP honours as the Lumberjacks captured an Eastern Canadian Championship in New Brunswick. According to St. Pierre, his summers spent on the diamond have helped to mold him into the player he has grown into on the ice. “I feel like playing ball has definitely helped me become a better overall athlete,” St. Pierre explained. “It also really helps when it comes to dealing with high-pressure situations since I’m used to being in the spotlight on the mound pitching to protect a lead. The ball team also helps keep a connection to Port Perry, which is really important to me.” The Grade 11 student at Port Perry High School is eying a career in law enforcement eventually, and noted that he tries to stay well-rounded, counting biology as his favourite subject. “It’s fascinating to study how things work at their basic level, and gives me a better appreciation for the world around me,” St. Pierre commented. This weekend, the world around St. Pierre will be filled with other players hungry for a potential roster spot with the Otters, and he will be hoping to continue doing what he does best on the ice. “I try and mold my game after Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins,” St. Pierre explained. “I’ve always tried to play a roughand-tumble game with a scoring touch, and I try and be a leader in the dressing room and on the ice as best I can. “My goal has always been to play at the highest level possible, and never be satisfied with the status quo and try to push myself to become the best player possible.”


Port Perry’s Jeff S. Pierre will be heading to Erie, Pennsylvania this weekend to take part in the Erie Otters Prospect Camp. The 17-year-old hopes to parlay the experience into an invite to training camp with the Ontaro Hockey League club in the fall, after spending the past two seasons in the ‘AAA’ DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard ranks with the Central Ontario Wolves.

Tigers open rugby season with 58-0 win DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

The 2013 LOSSA senior boys rugby season got off to a roaring start for the twotime defending champs from Uxbridge SS last week. In their first league game of the season, the Tigers made the trek to Ajax to square off against J. Clarke Richardson on Thursday, April 25. The offence came early and often for Uxbridge as the senior boys ran away with the contest, eventually winning by a score of 58-0. The Tigers looked to continue their winning ways on Tuesday, April 30 in Whitby when they met up with Father Leo Austin CHS (after The Standard’s press deadline). Meanwhile, across Lakeridge Rd., the Port Perry HS Rebels are looking for their first win of the 2013 campaign following a 15-12 loss to Maxwell Heights

in Oshawa on Friday, April 26. The Senior Rebel Boys were back in action on Tuesday, April 30 as they took on O’Neill in Port Perry’s home opener. The Junior Rebel Boys had little trouble taming the Maxwell Heights Mustangs as they rolled to a 59-0 victory in their season opener. Uxbridge’s Junior Boys were also triumphant in their season opener as they walloped Richardson by a final tally of 31-5 as they began the defence of their 2012 LOSSA Championship. The Midget Tigers gave Uxbridge a clean sweep of Richardson with a 27-10 victory to open the season. The Midget Rebels, were tested at times, but emerged with a 17-14 victory over Maxwell Heights as Port Perry HS looks to repeat as LOSSA Midget Rugby champions this season.

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Local players expected to play big role with Green Gaels DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

With springtime upon us, lacrosse season takes centre stage this week as the Clarington Green Gaels prepare to embark on another campaign in the Ontario Lacrosse Association’s Junior ‘B’ loop. After a long off-season and an exciting training camp, the Clarington Green Gaels 2013 squad is looking to a significant amount of rookies to learn quickly as the season quickly approaches. The new Green Gaels will get their first taste of regular season action at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville on Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m., when the Green Gaels host the Orillia Kings in their 2013 home opener opener. A pair of local products will be back on the floor for the Green Gaels when the season kicks off this week. Goaltender Neil Roberts, a Port Perry native, returns for his third season between the pipes for the Green Gaels. Roberts has emerged as one of the top netminders in Junior ‘B’ lacrosse over his first two seasons, boasting an undefeated record in 21 career regular season games with the club. Last year, for the second consecutive summer, Roberts along with teammate Eric Pigden, was presented with the OLA Jr. B Eastern Conference Goalies of the Year award.

Also back for another year with the Green Gaels is Port Perry’s Nick Loyst, who spent this past winter suiting up for the Port Perry MoJacks. Loyst returned to lacrosse last summer after taking two seasons off, and quickly made a name for himself in the Junior ‘B’ ranks. Last year, the 21-year-old took home a pair of awards from the Green Gaels as he was named both Most Underrated Player of the Year and Grinder of the Year for his gritty on-floor attitude and high-energy style of play. Green Gaels Captain Dylan Goddard is looking forward to the home opener. “The young kids are learning quickly, and they will be ready for Orillia on Thursday night. Really can’t wait to get back on the floor and get the season underway,” Goddard said in a press release. The Halton Hills Bulldogs will make their first appearance in Clarington since being eliminated from the playoffs by the Gaels in a marquee match-up in Bowmanville on Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m. The last regular season home game will feature another division rival, the Markham Ironheads, who have caused the Gaels some trouble the last couple of years. This year, they will travel to the corner of Hwy. 2 and Hwy. 57 on Thursday, June 27 at 8 p.m. For more details on all of the latest Clarington Green Gaels scores and news, please visit

The Clarington Green Gaels are expecting Port Perry’s Nick Loyst to be a key contributor to the Junior ‘B’ lacrosse club this summer. Loyst, and fellow Port Perry native Neil Roberts are returning to the Green Gaels after a successful season in 2012. DEVYN GALLAGHER Special to The Standard

Sponsor named for Labour Day NASCAR truck race at CTMP J. WALLY NESBITT The Standard

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park debuted the track’s new Event Centre on April 29, and used the occasion to announce the title sponsor for the upcoming NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Continuing to build on their longstanding association with General Motors of Canada, Chevrolet was named in the multi-year deal as the official sponsor of the Labour Day weekend event, with the feature contest declared the Chevrolet Silverado 250. “With the 2014 Silverado new, from ‘Hood to Hitch,’ it is a great tie-in with the first appearance of the NASCAR Trucks at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park,” stated George Saratlic, Product Communications Manager for General Motors of Canada. “It’s a great platform for us to showcase the new Silverado to the race-going public, who are basically our target market. I know that they’ll be impressed when they see the new Silverado pacing the Camping World Truck Series field on Labour Day.” “I couldn’t be prouder,” added Ron Fellows, coowner of Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “General Motors already supplies our maintenance and emergency response vehicles, having the Silverado as part of our big race weekend is a perfect fit for the facility.” The first Canadian appearance of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will take place on the fourkilometre Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course

2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champ James Buescher was on hand at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park recently to conduct testing for the J. WALLY NESBITT The Standard Labour Day event. on Labour Day weekend, August 30 to September 1. In preparation for the event, the first on a road

course for the NASCAR Trucks in 12 years, Turner/ Scott Racing was at the Bowmanville-area circuit for a two-day NASCAR-sanctioned test. The results from the test will be used by NASCAR to mandate the transmission and rear-end gear ratios that must be used by all the Truck Series teams for the CTMP event. Although the full Turner/Scott driver roster was on hand for the test, the on-track activities were restricted to Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. Following a few ‘shake-down’ laps in the purposebuilt road course truck, Piquet was enthusiastic about the potential for the Labour Day race. “It’s going to be very exciting, the drivers will need to be very brave to do well here,” proclaimed Piquet. “There’s a lot of high-speed corners, with not a whole lot of margin for error. It’s going to be tough for the drivers to get to the limits of their trucks. Overtaking won’t be easy, so I think the drivers will be careful and not risk anything until the end of the race.” Added Turner/ Scott Truck Series driver Jeb Burton, “I think it’s going to be all about survival, I think we’ll see a lot of ‘give and take’ in the early going. If we’re in the running for the championship, we won’t be throwing away a bunch of points by getting too aggressive.” Tickets and camping passes for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 are now on sale and can be ordered by calling the track at (800) 866-1072 or by e-mail at info@

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Tyler Martin ready to tee off as Durham College golf coach

Port Perry’s Tyler Martin was recently named Head Coach of the men’s and women’s golf programs at Durham College. STANDARD FILE PHOTO

Port Perry’s Tyler Martin is heading home after recently being named the the new Head Coach of the men’s and women’s golf programs at Durham College. “Knowing it would be near impossible to fill Mike Duggan’s shoes as our varsity golf coach, we are extremely pleased to have one of our very own alums take over our nationally ranked and highly successful varsity golf program,” said Ken Babcock, Durham College athletic director. “Tyler’s list of achievements and success on a golf course is a long one and he cannot wait to get started in carrying on the high level tradition of golf at Durham.”

Martin, an alumnus of Durham’s professional golf management program in 2007, is one of the college’s most accomplished golfers in the history of the program, winning an astonishing 11 medals at provincial and national championships. At the OCAA provincial championship, he won individual titles in 2004 and 2006. He also had a second place finish to teammate Will Mitchell in 2005. As a team, the Lords won the provincial title in back-to-back years in 2004 and 2005, as well as finishing in second place in 2006. At the PING CCAA national championship, Martin became the first

Durham golfer to win a national championship as he won the 2005 title by three strokes in Windsor. The following year, he earned a national bronze medal in Sainte Foy, Quebec. In all three years at nationals, the Lords won three team silver medals. Martin also took home a number of major awards in his career at Durham. He was the 2005-06 William Avery male athlete of the year as well as the Bonnie Ginter-Brown Leadership award winner. He was a two-time CCAA Academic All-Canadian and Gerry Pettit golf MVP. In his first season with the green and gold, he was named the overall freshman athlete of the year.

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USING YOUR HEAD: The Port Perry HS Rebels Senior Girls soccer team hosted the Paul Dwyer CHS (Oshawa) Saints on Monday, April 29. The Saints would pull off a 1-0 win, handing the Rebels their first loss of the season. The Rebels’ next home game is on Thursday, May 9 at 3 p.m. when they square off against Clarington Central. DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

LOSSA 3A SENIOR GIRLS SOCCER Standings GP W L T PTS Paul Dwyer 3 2 0 1 7 Henry Street 2 2 0 0 6 Port Perry 3 2 1 0 6 Leo Austin 3 2 1 0 6 Bowmanville 3 2 1 0 6 Holy Trinity 1 1 0 0 3 Maxwell Heights 2 0 1 1 1 RS McLaughlin 2 0 2 0 0 Clarington Central 2 0 2 0 0 Eastdale 3 0 3 0 0 Results McLaughlin 1 @ Port Perry 1 Port Perry 1 @ Maxwell Heights 0 Dwyer 1 @ Port Perry 0 Upcoming Games Wednesday, May 1 3 p.m. Port Perry @ Eastdale Monday, May 6 3:30 p.m. Port Perry @ Austin LOSSA 4A SENIOR GIRLS SOCCER Upcoming Games Wednesday, May 1 3:30 p.m. Uxbridge @ Dunbarton Tuesday, May 7 3:30 p.m. Pine Ridge @ Uxbridge Wednesday, May 8 3:30 p.m. Uxbridge @ Pickering LOSSA 4A JUNIOR GIRLS SOCCER Upcoming Games Wednesday, May 1 2 p.m. Uxbridge @ Dunbarton Tuesday, May 7 2 p.m. Pine Ridge @ Uxbridge Wednesday, May 8 2 p.m. Uxbridge @ Pickering

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MAKING THE GRADE: Hiryu Bushido Kai Martial Arts recently celebrated their 24th anniversary with a party as well as grading on Saturday, April 13. Several students earned promotions to coloured belts, including a number of black belts. For more information on programs offered by HBK, please visit their web site at SUBMITTED PHOTO

Thursday, May 2 8 p.m. vs. Orillia Kings Thursday, May 9 8 p.m. vs. Newmarket Saints Saturday, May 11 7 p.m. vs. Gloucester Griffins Sunday, May 12 2 p.m. vs. Nepean Knight Thursday, May 16 8 p.m. vs. Mimico Mountaineers Thursday, May 30 8 p.m. vs. Mississauga Tomahawks Thursday, June 13 8 p.m. vs. Oakville Buzz Saturday, June 15 7 p.m. vs. Newmarket Saints Thursday, June 20 8 p.m. vs. Halton Hills Bulldogs Thursday, June 27 8 p.m. vs. Markham Ironheads

After graduation, Martin played on the PGA Tour Canada, earning his card in 2007 and from 2009 to 2011 where he had the chance to travel across North America competing at an elite level. Martin’s coach Mike Duggan recently retired after 16 years at Durham College. In 2012, the Lords men’s team won a bronze medal at the PING CCAA national championship hosted at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. The women’s team won back-to-back national championships in 2010 and 2011.

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle every number from 1 to 9 must appear in: Each of the nine vertical columns, Each of the nine horizontal rows, Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes. Remember no number can occur more than one in any row; column or box.

DOWN 1 Punch-drunk 2 Like a feeble old woman 3 Remove, as a boutonniere 4 Cotton sheets 5 Spray graffiti on, e.g. 6 In the past 7 Basketball offense 8 Swallow 9 Wan 10 Automobile feature 11 “Try” … “try” again? 12 Truth embellisher? 13 Risky place to live? 18 Achilles’ weak spot

22 Things one sings? 24 None too trusting 25 Harvard rival 28 “Fresh Prince” Will 30 The embryo of an invention 31 “___ my lips!” 32 1993 Oscar winner Thompson 33 Certain keyboard keys 34 Wise advice-giver 35 Word of lament 36 Time when traffic is heaviest 38 Hindu loincloth 41 Cheep joint?

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44 Went quickly 48 Saffron-flavored Spanish dish 49 Olympic gymnast Korbut 51 Jazz licks 53 Be more successful than 54 Spud 55 Happening 56 Popular pub game 57 Flamboyant flair 58 Measure of distance 59 Apt rhyme for “defeat” 60 Two of a kind 64 Aspen accessory 65 Itty-bitty

ARIES (March 20-April 19): Since there is a lot of financial activity going on in your life, you could have unexpected expenses. Try to stay within your budget. Look for new sources of money and emotional support. TAURUS (April 19-May 20): Mars in Taurus gives you plenty of confidence and enthusiasm. This is one your busiest times of year - physically, emotionally and mentally. Promote your interests, work on your own and accomplish personal goals. GEMINI (May 20-June 21): Since your body and mind need rest, take time to nurture your spirit. Draw up a new list of priorities and figure out what your next goal will be. Sign up for a stained glass class. Take up Yoga. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You have plenty of stamina and determination to pursue your personal or professional goals. Socialize with friends who share your interests. If people expect too much, set boundaries to protect your free time. LEO (July 22-Aug. 22): Tackle important jobs or work assignments. You will make headway in your career by successfully completing projects that showcase your unique skills and talents. Put your best foot forward. VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): Take a break, go on a day trip, relax at a SPA or resort. Refresh your mind, body and spirit. Expand your mind through reading, travelling or cultural activities. Attend a play, concert or art exhibit.

LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 23): Keep track of debts and joint accounts, especially if your partner’s financial priorities are different from your own. This is not a good time to co-sign for a loan. Pay bills and taxes on time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22): If you have been ignoring a problem in a close personal relationship, you must deal with it now. Some Scorpios will discuss the future of their relationship, others will get engaged. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be prepared to deal with excessive job obligations or a heavy workload. Stay away from people with colds. Take good care of your immune system. A pet might need special attention. CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19): Express yourself through love, creative work, games, sports or entertainment. Avoid gambling and risky investments. Couples will delight in evenings designed for two. Singles could bond with a significant other. AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 19): If you have always wanted to work from home, this is an excellent time to set up a home office. Household repairs should be done promptly. Keep outer doors locked and test smoke alarms. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have plenty of new ideas to share. Be careful what you say or put into writing. Repair communication devises, phone, computer, Internet Service, right away. Keep your car in good working condition.

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IN MEMORIAM CHRISTIE, Miriam Grace (31 Year Employee of General Motors)

Peacefully, on Sunday, April 28th, 2013 at the Toronto General Hospital, at age 58. Miriam Christie of Oshawa, loving sister of Carole Christie of Whitby. Godmother of Allison Stevens of Brooklin, Mark Branton of Oshawa, and Christian Stevens of Brooklin. Predeceased by her parents Donald “Doc” and Grace Christie of Port Perry. She will be missed by her Aunt Joan Christie, her cousins, many friends, and golfing enthusiasts. The family of Miriam Christie received friends at the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905-985 2171) on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Service to Celebrate her life will be held in St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 319 Queen Street in Port Perry on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Robert Kennedy officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert. If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to Ovarian Cancer Canada or Hearth Place Cancer Support Centre Oshawa. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Peacefully, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, at age 73. Marlene (nee D’Eall) beloved wife of Bob Askew of Port Perry. Loved mother of John D’Eall of California. Step mother of Robert Askew and his wife Mandy of Sault Ste. Marie, and Richard Askew and his wife Rachell of Vancouver. Dear sister of Colleen and her husband David MagLaughlin of Mt. Albert, Sharon and her husband Bob Jamieson of Aurora, and Carolyn and her husband Chuck Baker of Midland. Private arrangements entrusted to the WAGG FUNERAL HOME, “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel”, 216 Queen Street in Port Perry (905985-2171). If desired, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham Region. Memories and condolences may be shared at



Jenna Ham May 16, 1986 – May 2, 2012 We think of you in silence We often speak your name What would we give to hear your voice And see your face again Love you always, Mom, Dad and Kourtney In loving memory of Cecil Gibson who passed away on May 4, 2007. Those we love can never be More than a thought apart For as long as there is memory They will live in our hearts. Always loved and remembered, Marie and family FREEMAN – Don and Dorothy In loving memory of Mom who passed away April 26, 2005 and Dad who passed away April 26, 2007. The tears in our eyes We can wipe away The ache in our hearts Will always stay Forever loved and missed, Deb and David, Kelly and Darla, Dwayne and Sheri, Jackie and Chris, and families *Touring together on Heaven’s highways* MACKENZIE In loving memory of our parents Doreen and Eric If tears could build a stairway And memories could build a lane We would walk all the way to Heaven To bring you home again It broke our hearts to lose you But you did not go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you home So Lord put Your arms around them Give them love and tender care And save a place beside them Until we get there. ‘Till we meet again, Mar, Lin and Dave

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YELLOW HOUSE IS GOLDEN: Yellow House Pizza, winners of the Best Pizza title in the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Chicken and Pizza night, were recently presented with their prize banner at the Scugog St. restaurant. From left, owner Jeff Sparkes, manager Brandon Jordan, Big Brothers public relations student Rebecca Kerrivan, Margaret Ayres, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham and Brenda Colvin, who donated the banner on behalf of Sensational Signs. The pizza and wing night, featuring a variety of dishes, raised $14,500 for the organization. BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard

Region honours outstanding volunteers In celebration of National Volunteer Week, from April 21 to 27, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Social Services Department is honouring the valuable contributions made by volunteers at the Region’s four long-term care homes. Each home is hosting a special event to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of these individuals. “Volunteers are essential to the overall service excellence and quality of care that our long-term care homes deliver each day,” said Dr. Hugh Drouin, Commissioner of Social Services. “We are extremely grateful for their hard work and

commitment to our residents.” The Region of Durham’s four, accredited long-term care homes—Fairview Lodge, Hillsdale Estates, Hillsdale Terraces and Lakeview Manor— have worked with volunteers from the community for the past 30 years. In 2012, 594 volunteers dedicated their time to 847 residents at the Region’s homes. Volunteers assist with programs in the recreation and therapy departments, and also provide assistance with spiritual care, fundraising, dining, outings, social functions and one-on-one visits. “Our volunteers provide the residents and families with com-

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April is designated as Cancer Awareness Month in the fight to eradicate cancer. It was estimated in 2012 that 9,100 women in Ontario would be diagnosed with breast cancer and an estimated 2,000 will have lost their lives to this disease. Cancer awareness is an important process that requires the efforts of many support groups. This is the mandate of The Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group – a registered non-profit charity with members from The City of Kawartha Lakes, Port Perry, Uxbridge, and surrounding areas. This dedicated group has declared breast cancer awareness as one of its highest priorities. A major event to promote breast cancer awareness is The Dragon Flies Dragon Boat Festival scheduled for June 15 at Palmer Park in Port Perry. There is still time to register and The Dragon Flies encourage you to join us in this worthwhile and fun activity. We welcome all interested groups. Participating teams raise funds to promote awareness, to provide support for breast cancer

survivors as well as to provide funds for diagnosis and treatment at local hospitals. The recipients of the donations are: the Ross Memorial Hospital in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Lakeridge Health in Port Perry, Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, and the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre in Oshawa. There is also a Breast Cancer Survivor Challenge Race as well as a Breast Cancer Survivor Ceremony. This ceremony is staged to recognize those who have survived breast cancer, those who are presently receiving treatment, as well as those who have lost the battle with breast cancer. For more information regarding The Dragon Flies Breast Cancer Survivor Group or The Dragon Flies Dragon Boat Festival, visit the web site at www., e-mail at or telephone at 705-932-2078. For more information about cancer statistics, prevention, research and publications visit www.

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TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME: Grant Karcich (left) signed a copy of his third book ‘Scugog Carrying Place’ for fellow author Terry Boyle at Books Galore during a signing event on Saturday, April 20. Scugog Carrying Place is an historical book which takes a look into the history of the ancient aboriginal trails surBENJAMIN PREIBE The Standard rounding the Scugog area from the 1790s to the 1850s.

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SCUGOG: The spring and summer theatre schedule at Town Hall 1873 begins this month, with an adaptation of a popular French production designed for students. ‘Les Misérables - The School Edition’ comes to Town Hall 1873 next

week, with performances May 10 to 12, May 17 to 19 and May 23 to 25. Les Misérables tells the story of convict Jean Valjean, who seeks redemption during a time of political unrest in early 19th century France. Based on the

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novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables intertwines the themes of justice, equality, forgiveness, charity and, most importantly, love and how they touch the lives of people every day. Performed entirely by students, the school edition is the same beloved story that has delighted audiences worldwide, made available for presentation by an all-youth cast. Tickets are $23 for adults, (groups of 10 or more $21 per ticket) and $18 for children 13 and under. In July, the antics of Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters come to life with music, as Cadenza Productions’ ‘Seussical’ takes over the stage with performances taking place at 8 p.m. July 4 to 6, July 11 to 13 and July 18 and 19 at A 2 p.m. matinee will take place July 14 and 20. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to

military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge - not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors (age 60+) and $20 for children under 12. Groups of 10 or more are $20 per ticket. Eyego tickets are $5 and are only available in person with a high school student card (note that there is an additional administrative fee of $2 per ticket on Eyego tickets). For more information on these shows or to purchase tickets, visit www.

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Community support for Animal Shelter Last Picture Show comes to Farndale

The New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog is pleased to be presenting two fundraising events this spring, and honoured to be the beneficiary of two others. Gimme Shelter Gala, May 4 The second annual Gimme Shelter Gala happens on Saturday, May 4, at Mill Run Golf Club in Uxbridge. The event, hosted by well-known Canadian actor and comedian Neil Crone, kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. A silent and live auction will be held along draws for door prizes, including six months’ of pizza from Boston Pizza, a Gordon Ross original photo, a patio heater from Firebridge Fireplaces, a round of golf from Mill Run, and the grand prize, a trip dream trip for two from Tickets are priced at $125 each or $900 for a reserved table of eight. A tax receipt will be issued for $50 per ticket. They are available in person at Pet Valu in Port Perry and Uxbridge, or online at Let The Games Begin, May 2-4 Let the Games Begin, a fun-filled show all about sports, is being presented by uxperience at the Uxbridge Music Hall May 2–4. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m Thursday through Saturday with a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Reserved tickets, available at Sugar FX, are $18 for adults and $10 for children. Proceeds

from the show are generously being donated to the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog. The volunteers with New Animal Shelter for UxbridgeScugog extend their sincere thanks to uxperience for choosing the shelter to be this year’s beneficiary. Uxperience is a group of people from Uxbridge who come together to put on an annual variety show. Every year, over 100 people volunteer their time by singing, dancing, performing skits, playing music, or helping backstage. What makes them different from other amateur theatre groups is the nonaudition format: Anybody and everybody over the age of 19 is invited to join. Each year, the Director, along with his/her creative team builds a show around a specific theme. Skits are written to help build upon the theme and all songs chosen must have some relation to help support the theme, which this year as the show name implies, is sports related. Flag of Love Day concert On Saturday May 4, the Flag of Love Day concert is being staged at Zephyr Community Centre. Running from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event features performances by The Quaker EarthQuakes, Poor Tom, Casey Spencer, Zac Therrien, Brian Larter and Mary Dube. “Think globally and act locally” is the theme and our local animals in need are the focus again this year. While admission is free,

attendees are asked to make a cash donation that will be presented to the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog. The volunteers with New Animal Shelter for UxbridgeScugog extend their sincere thanks for the organizers’ generosity. The Flag of Love is a universal symbol of hope that lovingly shows the connection of all things in our world. It is a nonpolitical, non-religious, allinclusive visual reminder of our human and spiritual oneness. The idea of “love unfurled” throughout the world was born in the heart of a 12-year-old girl who wrote a poem in the early 1960s. The poem was written in response to a world riddled with war, race riots and the destruction of the environment — issues that still haunt us 40 years later. Mega Bingo, May 25 Grab your dabbers and head off to the Mega Bingo at the Uxbridge Arena on Saturday May 25, presented by the New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the action kicks off at 7:30. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the duration of the event. The cost of admission is $25 (two-strip book), $30 (three-strip book) or $40 (five-strip book). There will be 13 games in total: four full-card games (comprised of the final jackpot game, an early bird game and two separate purchase games — the small jackpot and a “PAW” game) and

One Voice Singers take to the stage for Fab Four tribute DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard

UXBRIDGE: Local residents will be treated to a host of harmonies when One Voice Uxbridge Singers present their annual spring concert at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, located at 40-B Toronto St. South in Uxbridge next month. One Voice Singers will be proudly presenting ‘Here’s to Song’ on Saturday, May 11 at 3 p.m. under the direction of music director Charles White and accompanist Debra Thompson, in a special showcase that will also feature a tribute to The Beatles. Tickets for the concert are available for $18 each in advance, and $20 on the day of the performance. Passes to the show are currently on sale at Presents, Presents, Presents, conveniently located in downtown Uxbridge at 60 Brock St. West.

Since 1997, One Voice Uxbridge Singers has provided an opportunity for adults to sing, promoted and supported the musical talents of local youth and assisted other organizations by performing at their various fund raising activities. Normally, One Voice Uxbridge Singers prepare two main concerts per season - one during the holiday season, and another in the spring. The group also appears at community and church events throughout the year. Rehearsals for One Voice are held on Tuesday nights between September and May, and enthusiastic new singers are always welcome. Visit their web site for more information on the group as well as updates on upcoming performances.

nine “regular” games. The total prize money up for grabs is $5,000, awarded in increasing increments from game one to game 13. The New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog would like to thank the Uxbridge Legion, Branch 170 for providing the Bingo equipment and Eukanuba for providing pet-oriented prizes. Please note: All players must 18 years of age or older to participate. The New Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog is a designated charitable organization (registration number 85317 3300 RR0001) created by a volunteer group of concerned citizens to build a new facility to replace the outdated and inadequate existing shelter. The goal is to raise the estimated $1 million needed to fund the new shelter, scheduled to open in 2015 at 5500 Lakeridge Road. Visit for more information on the organization, volunteer opportunities and to make a donation on-line.

Stretch your artistic perspective and explore new horizons in the upcoming exhibit “The Last Picture Show” by Ruth Rodgers. The opening reception will begin Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. The show will run May 4t to May 30 in the Kent Farndale Gallery, located in the Scugog Memorial Public Library at 231 Water Street in Port Perry. Ruth Rodgers uses a technique that combines pastel painting and collaged fine art decorative papers in order to explore of the impact of fairy tale stories on the role and image of women. The Kent Farndale Gallery is open seven days a week during library hours. Please call 905-985-7686 for more information.

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