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Citizen of the Year, Sandra Warden, celebrated BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Sandra Warden’s contributions to this community, and her family, were celebrated at the Citizen of the Year dinner on February 28. While speeches were given highlighting Sandra’s generous nature and valuable contributions, the night also turned into a bit of a roast as well. Speaking for the entire family, Karey Warden told his mom she is “very deserving” of the Citizen of the Year honour, adding her family “couldn’t be prouder.” “As kids we knew our mom was very generous,” said Warden. “With six kids she was very generous with a can of whoop ass.” More seriously, Karey recalled growing up in the Warden family when there was never a time his parents weren’t helping out. Whether it was a sympathetic ear, some good advice or a “really soft place for friends to land,” the Wardens were always willing to help. Known as “Momma Warden” to one friend of the family, Karey says the nickname is a testament to his mother’s caring nature. “Sandra, our mom, has a great work ethic and a desire to do things right that is only out shone by her desire to help.” “We love you very much,” Karey ended, to a standing ovation - one of three for the evening. “Anyone who knows Sandra can attest to the volume of her contributions to this community,” said Mayor Dave Augustyn, calling her a “pillar of the community.” Warden, said the mayor,

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embodies the true sense of community spirit and it is “truly good and fitting and appropriate” that she is honoured as Citizen of the Year for 2011. President of Pelham Cares, Paul Owen said ever since Sandra

joined the Pelham Cares board as treasurer the organization is missing $40,000, noting she has traveled quite a bit lately. More seriously, he went on to say she is a caring person, pleasant to work with, and a valued friend.

Being rewarded for her work is the furthest thing from Sandra’s mind, Paul continued, because she genuinely cares for people. As Sandra herself would say, hopefully the recognition will encourage and inspire others to help out where they can, said Paul. Sandra was also recognized and congratulated by Linda Arbuckle, on behalf of MP Dean Allison and Mike Krkljus on behalf of MPP Tim Hudak. “There’s a reason I’m the treasurer, I don’t like speaking,” said Sandra in response to hollers of “speech.” Sandra began by thanking the Kinsmen for creating such a prestigious award. “I was surprised,

possibly even shocked,” she said of receiving the award. “But I am honoured and privileged.” Sandra thanked all of the past Citizens of the Year, noting she is flattered to be in their company and strives to live up to their example. “I’d like to thank my children for their love and support in all my life’s adventures,” she said. Two of Sandra’s children have passed away, Philip in 1976 and Howard in 1999. The rest of Sandra’s children, Robert, John, Steven, Karey and Jacquelyn were in presence. Sandra also thanked her friends and colleagues, “too numerous to mention individually” who wrote letters supporting her nomination. “I’m humbled by your words,” she said. Explaining her desire to help others, Sandra said she truly tries to live by the Golden Rule and believes helping others is her role in this life on earth. “Thank you very much for attending tonight’s ceremonies, your kind words and most importantly for your friendship.”

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2011 CITIZEN of the Year, Sandra Warden (centre), surrounded by her children, Robert (back, left), Steven, Jacquelyn, John and Karey, celebrated her recognition with colleagues, friends and family on February 28 at the annual Kinsmen Citizen of the Year Dinner. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

Sandra Warden is the 14th Citizen of the Year recognized by the Fonthill and District Kinsmen. Past Citizens of the Year are: Carolyn Mullen, 1998 Tony Finamore, 1999 Jake Dilts, 2000 Eric Bergenstein, 2001 George Kowalski, 2002 Anne Robbins, 2003 Catherine Kuckyt, 2004 Gerry Berkhout, 2005 Paul Ryan, 2006 Gayle Baltjes-Chataway, 2007 Rick Lowes, 2008 Gail Hilyer, 2009 Gord Klager, 2012

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Heritage Committee working on next phase BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff February 20 to 24 was Heritage Week in Ontario, so it seems fitting Pelham’s Municipal Heritage Committee chose a new chair and began looking to the future at their last meeting. Andrea Johnson, new chair of the committee, spoke with the Voice this week about what the committee’s been working on and what’s next. The committee’s mandate, she said, is to provide advice and guidance to council in line with the Ontario Heritage Act. So far, she noted, that mandate has taken the form of helping create Pelham’s Heritage Master Plan. “For the past year that’s been a huge component of what the committee has been working on,” she said. Johnson pointed out heritage value is not solely a matter of old buildings, explaining value is taken

from what is culturally important to the town, including landscapes, archaeological finds, and historically significant places. “It’s not just architectural significance,” she said. Now that the master plan is complete, said Johnson, the committee will begin working on the next steps, including developing a municipal registry - which is part of the heritage act. The registry, she explained, is a list of potential heritage sites or an inventory of what is important to the town. The registry, she said, is not the same as a heritage designation, so properties or sites included are not automatically considered designated as a heritage site. Right now, she added, the committee is considering only municipal properties, although anyone who owns property they feel is important is welcome to contact the committee. “We’re recognized properties that have a value,” said Johnson,


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noting the list promotes knowledge and will be easily accessible to homeowners, citizens, and educators as a resource tool. Once the list is complete, which Johnson

said the committee hopes to accomplish next year, the group will make sure all angles are covered and that consistent next steps are taken in dealing with heritage sites throughout the town.

Committee meets the third Thursday of the month at Town Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, said Johnson.

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Recognizing that the need for donations is greater than ever at local food banks across the nation, Curves International kicked off the 2012 Curves Food Drive on March 1 with a challenge to all Curves Clubs to meet or exceed last year’s donations. Each club, including Curves of Fonthill, is asking its members to donate bags of non-perishable food or cash throughout the month of March to support their local community food bank. In addition, Curves of Fonthill will waive the joining fee for new members who bring in a bag of non-perishable food or donate $30 to their local food bank from March 12 to 25. “Curves of Fonthill is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our members, so the food drive is a natural extension

of that commitment to the whole community,” said a Curves of Fonthill staff member. “Many families are struggling with basic expenses and need some help to make ends meet. Our food drive gives our members a way to reach out and support their neighbors.” With a theme of “Good for your body and your soul,” this year’s drive encourages Curves members to feel doubly good about themselves as they make time to exercise for good health and take time to help others in the community with a donation of nutritious food. Local Curves clubs may also qualify to win cash prizes for their local food banks. Curves International will award cash prizes to the clubs that collect the most food, the clubs that show the greatest increase in donations over the 2011 food drive, and to

two additional clubs randomly selected from all the clubs who enter the contest. “We would love to see all of our clubs top their donation levels from last year,” said Curves founder Diane Heavin. “But the main goal of our annual drive is to enlist the help of our members in re-stocking the shelves of local food pantries across the country. We also hope that new members will take this opportunity to give back to their local communities as they join our Curves community.” For more information about Curves of Fonthill, located at 111 Highway 20 E, Unit 2, and the 2012 Curves Food Drive, contact a Curves of Fonthill staff member at 905-892-7968 or 97P1E4LK@

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Milder winter still a threat to domestic pets BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff March is here already, and it seems as though we haven’t had a full winter in Pelham yet. Although the weather has been milder than usual this winter it is still important to take care that pets are inside and well taken care of, says John Greer, manager of the Welland Humane Society. With the type of weather we’ve been experiencing this winter, mild but rainy, Greer says pets’ coats will get wet, and stay wet. Even at three or four degrees, pets who have gotten wet can’t warm themselves, says Greer, and they can be seriously affected. Ontario law says if a dog is outside for more than 20 minutes per hour there must be a dog house or other, insulated, shelter for the animal. Ontario laws also state potable water must be available 24 hours a day. Cats are pretty selfsufficient, he says, but

they are at risk as well. Being outside in the cold, pets can suffer sickness, find themselves fighting with wildlife, or be hit by cars. “It’s possible they can get hurt or killed,” he said. “Some people just don’t realize,” said Greer, adding responsible pet

owners don’t leave their pets outdoors. The Humane Society is a complaint driven organization because they simply don’t have the manpower to check every home to ensure pets are being cared for. The problem, Greer noted, is that some

people just don’t want to get involved when they see a pet being neglected and, in this milder weather, the society just isn’t getting called. If his staff is called, said Greer, they will check for food and water and, if the pet is outside without proper

shelter or water, will remove the pet. If the pet owner is home, however, animal welfare workers will often allow the animal to stay after some education about the law. If someone hears a dog whining or believes a pet is neglected, Greer

says it is better to call because at least then they can go out and see what is going on with the animal and ensure it is safe. For more information on the services of the Welland Humane Society, visit www. wellandhumancesociety. org

ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCE E.L. CROSSLEY students competed in the District School Board of Niagara Electrical Skills Competition recently. Four students, Jon Louws (left), Alex Delle Monache, Adam Waskawich and Nathan Marr, have earned the top four spots, but won’t know which one of them received gold, silver and bronze until the banquet on April 4. Winners will compete at the provincial level and could move on to the national level competition. In the past Crossley students have brought home two gold and two bronze medals from provincials, with Gurtej Multani winning silver at nationals last year. This year’s group say they’re pleased with their performance, considering they are working towards careers in the electrical field. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

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I have had the opportunity, and more often than not the privilege, to meet a large and diverse group of people since becoming a journalist more than 15 years ago. Most of those people I met very briefly, for a short interview or photo shoot. While I remember meeting Herb Gray, the then Deputy Prime Minister, some other, well-known politicians and a handful of Canadian celebrities, I can be sure they have no memory of me. Some may remember their story being published in a small newspaper but may not remember the person who actually reported that story. A few will remember me, for one reason or another. It is very likely

I will remember more of them - but that’s a byproduct of the job. I’m meeting people because they usually have something interesting to tell me. There are people I meet who make an impression for one reason or another. Usually their story is compelling to me, like Laing Thon of Tasty Thai on Haist Street in Fonthill, or I seem to “click” with them and have found someone I genuinely enjoy talking with on any occasion. If I were to leave Pelham and The Voice, these folks would remain in my memory, but their role in my life would be greatly diminished. There is one person I met early on in my career who has, for the most part, been a part of my entire career as a journalist.

When I started my first full-time reporting job in Niagara-on-the-Lake Bill Newell was a regular columnist for the Niagara Advance. Bill enjoyed his roll as a columnist for the paper and saw himself as my contemporary - since we were both working for the Advance. Whenever I saw him at community events or at the NOTL Legion, Bill always stopped to say hello, discuss whatever was happening politically in NOTL or Canada, and have a friendly chat. I vividly remember standing at the end of a long row of lawn chairs curving in front of the bandshell at Simcoe Park in the Old Town, trying to stay out of the way and be inconspicuous as I shot photos of the concert. It wasn’t long before I spotted Bill making his

way down the row of chairs with the intention of speaking to me. When I left the Advance and went to work for a golf course under construction, I was out of the paper business and didn’t see much of Bill during that six month stint. Imagine my surprise when I took over the helm of your Voice only to discover Bill Newell was a regular columnist here in Pelham. I was pleasantly surprised, in fact, to learn Bill had moved to Pelham and had picked up his columns here. Every time I saw him Bill had a friendly greeting and a smile for me, whether it was at the office when he popped in to discuss his writing portfolio, at a Legion event or while he was taking out the garbage at home, next

door to my in-laws. I guess that’s why I remember so vividly the concert where he maneuvered through the chairs to speak to me. I always had the feeling that Bill was genuinely glad to talk with me and respected my opinions, even if I didn’t always agree with him. In these pages he often offered the senior citizen’s viewpoint on municipal and Canadian politics. I think more importantly Bill was always willing to share his experiences as a World War II Veteran with his Service Memories column. I learned a lot from reading Bill’s columns and talking to him across my desk. Respect, loyalty, an honourable way of doing things and treating people. My short journalistic

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Sarah Murrell career has always, in one way or another, included Bill Newell. That’s why I was so saddened to hear Bill passed away Monday morning. I’ve lost a part of my working life, and someone I considered a good friend. We’ve all lost a good man. Rest in peace my friend. My condolences to Bill’s wife, Ruth, and his children and grandchildren.

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“Maybe” now, but recreation answers soon BY DAVE AUGUSTYN Mayor of Pelham

So many people have asked me recently about issues that form part of the Recreational Facilities Committee’s mandate. People ask: “What are you doing with the arena?” “Are you building a twin-pad?” “When are we getting a skateboard park?” “What’s the future of the pool?” “What about an art centre and theatre?” “What’s going on with the Town’s property at Rice Road and Regional Road #20?”

Quite frankly, we are not yet able to answer these question. All we can say now is “Maybe.” As you know, Council and I have prided ourselves and Staff as being known for action and for improving the Town in so many ways. We have worked diligently to find workable solutions and to build a better future for our community. That’s why it was agreed at our February 21 Council meeting that the Recreational Facilities Committee will meet as soon as possible in March and restart the work to

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finalize these recreational issues. You may recall that Council established a Recreational Facilities Committee in 2008 to review the future of all Town recreational facilities – arena, outdoor pool, sports fields, and parks. The committee assembled all recommendations from the many previous recreational studies and began work to determine the Town’s short- and long-term recreational needs. In July 2009 the Committee tabled an Interim Report. Council

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received the report and directed staff to hire an architect to develop a functional analysis and to refine the capital and operating costs based on the recommendations. The architects held a couple of workshop sessions for user-groups in October 2009 and January 2010, and presented a draft report to the Committee in March 2010. Staff presented another draft report to Committee members in September 2010. Then, when membership on the Committee changed

Tuesday March 6 Pelham Arena 9 – 10 a.m. Wednesday March 7 Pelham Arena 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 8 Fenwick Library 1 – 2 p.m. Tuesday March 13 Pelham Arena 9 – 10 a.m. Wednesday March 14 Pelham Arena 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 15 Fonthill Bandshell 1 – 2 p.m. •Is your business interested in being listed in the Town of Pelham Community Services Brochure? If so, please be sure to fill out a business directory information card with the Town of Pelham. For an information card, please visit Town Hall, 20 Pelham Town Square – 1st Floor, or contact 905-892-2607, Ext. 315 •KEEP PELHAM STREETS “LIT” Residents of the Town of Pelham are asked to report any problems with streetlights to the Community & Infrastructure Services Department at 905-892-2607, ext.332 The hydro utility requires that a pole number be provided when reporting the problem e-mail: Visit our Web site at

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ADDRESS: Sealed proposals, properly marked as to contents, will be received by Mrs. Mara Bray, Purchasing Coordinator, P.O. Box 400, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, Ontario, L0S 1E0. CLOSING TIME: Sealed proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

publicly so that you and others can provide significant input and assist with decisions. So, despite being only able to answer “Maybe” now, I hope that Council can make recreational facilities decisions before the end of 2012. You may contact Mayor Dave at mayordave@ or read past columns at www. pelhammayordave.

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TOWN OF PELHAM NOTICE Winter Maintenance Of Town Roads PARKING AND SNOW REMOVAL Citizens are reminded that Section 170(12) of The Highway Traffic Act prohibits the parking or standing of vehicles on any roadway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or cleaning of snow from the roadway. Any vehicle parked or standing in such a manner as to interfere with municipal snow clearing or preventative road treatment (or maintenance) operations may be ticketed or towed away. Vehicles towed may be moved or taken, and placed or stored in a suitable place, and all costs and charges for removing, care and storage thereof, if any, are a lien upon the vehicle. Furthermore, the Town of Pelham’s Parking and Traffic By-law #89-2000 prohibits overnight parking on all highways (including all roadways, except Church Hill), from 2:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. from November 1 until March 31 of each year. The efficient and timely ploughing of snow and preventative maintenance of Town highways benefits all residents. Please cooperate with the Town’s Community and Infrastructure Services Department by keeping your vehicle completely off the highway overnight. Your cooperation is very much appreciated and will allow Town staff to better serve you during periods of snowfall and icy highway conditions in general.

Municipal Cultural Master Plan and Cultural Assets Mapping Funding provided by the Government of Ontario PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: Specifications and submission requirements may be obtained from the Town of Pelham Web Site at tenders or from the Corporate Services Department at the Pelham Municipal Building, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, Ontario during regular business hours. The purpose of the Request for Proposal call is to provide a Cultural Master Plan including Cultural Assets Mapping for the Town of Pelham.

because of the Municipal election, new members were given the draft report in early 2011. The Committee last met in June 2011 and was to have discussed a final report in July / August. However, as a result of the resignation and retirement of two Staff primarily responsible for the work, the process paused. Now, with the work reactivated, I look forward to the Committee finalizing the report and presenting its recommendations to Council late spring / early summer. Then, the report will be made available

Promotional Plan for Pelham Summerfest 2012 PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: Specifications and submission requirements may be obtained from the Town of Pelham Web Site at tenders or from the Corporate Services Department at the Pelham Municipal Building, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, Ontario during regular business hours. ADDRESS: Sealed proposals, properly marked as to contents, will be received by Mrs. Mara Bray, Purchasing Coordinator, P.O. Box 400, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, Ontario, L0S 1E0. CLOSING TIME: Sealed proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DEPOSITING OF SNOW ON ROADWAY Citizens are reminded that Section 181 of The Highway Traffic Act prohibits any person from depositing snow or ice on a roadway. Please cooperate with the Town of Pelham By-law #3013(2008) prohibits a person from depositing snow and ice upon any highway and from relocating snow or ice within 1 metre of a fire hydrant, or within the road allowance (including roadways and shoulders). Please cooperate with the Town’s Community and Infrastructure Services Department by refraining from depositing snow or ice on the highway or onto a sidewalk, and from relocating snow and ice within the road allowance. Your cooperation in helping the Community & Infrastructure Services Department keep our maintenance operations efficient and our roadways safe this winter is greatly appreciated.

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A uniquely Pelham gift

CANDY Ashbee (left), owner of Presentations and Cathy Berkhout-Bosse, of, are working on a gift basket that features uniquely Pelham gifts and handmade items with the goal of enticing people back to Pelham for more. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

TRISTA Sammutt (left) puts an item in the green bin during a presentation at the Ontario Early Years Centre in Fenwick by Lynsey Bayer of Niagara Region’s waste management division. Bayer brought along her friends Phil the green bin, Gracie the grey box and Benji the blue box to help the youngster learn the rules and importance of recycling. Nicholas Capretta (above) gave Benji the blue box a hug after the presentation. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photos

BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Looking for that perfect gift for an out of town guest, an event speaker, even a teacher or other caregiver? Why not give away a little bit of Pelham? Candy Ashbee, owner of Presentations, and Cathy Berkhout-Bosse, of, are putting together gift baskets that reflect the unique items, and businesses, available in this community. Berkhout-Bosse explains the idea came from her first visit to Presentations, when she saw what Ashbee does at her downtown Fonthill shop - putting together unique gift baskets, boxes and bags for clients that reflect perfectly the giver or receiver of the gift. Finding the task of

putting together a uniquely Pelham gift basket a daunting task that required a lot of time and legwork, BerkhoutBosse said she and Ashbee came up with the idea to create just such a basket - available whenever they are needed. Ashbee said they have been asking local business owners to offer a small item from their business, something that is unique to Pelham or the business, that can be added to a larger gift. There will actually be two different baskets created, a “My Pelham” basket featuring items found at local shops, as well as a “My Handmade Pelham” basket, featuring items from local artists and artisans. The goal, said Ashbee, is to give people a “small taste” of what Pelham has to offer and have those who receive the baskets

wanting more, and coming to shop in Pelham to get it. “I thought it tied in with what we’re doing with,” said Berkhout-Bosse. “It ties in with both of our goals.” Ashbee said the baskets will give local business owners and artisans more exposure for their products and stores, and hopefully that will turn into more customers. The baskets, which are actually wooden crates filled with product, will be available at the First Sunday Stroll being held Sunday, June 3 at Harold Black Park. Ashbee says she plans to be at every event that helps to promote Pelham with the baskets and will also offer them at her store. For more information, or to be included in the baskets, call Ashbee at 289-897-8525.

FREE MARCH BREAK ACTIVITY! Featuring SAFARI NIAGARA The Welland River Keepers and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority are pleased to invite you to join us for a free and fun evening of entertainment featuring a special visit from Safari Niagara. This March Break activity will feature animals from around the Carolinian Forest plus special exotic friends including python, skunk, eagle-owl, fox, turkey vulture and the popular bear skin.

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GLYNN A. Green vice principal Michael Burns bobs for bubblegum in a pool filled with whipped cream and jello during the school’s celebration assembly last week. Burns jokingly told the students he was “very angry� with them because he told them he would not be putting his face in jello and whipped cream for one penny under $500, and the students met his challenge. The kids collected $700 in change for the Make Change for Children campaign. The funds raised support Education Foundation of Niagara which provides funding for special projects at board schools as well as emergency funding for individual students. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photos

Watercolour workshop Artists from as far away as Waterloo attended a one day watercolour workshop by artist Jody Ziehm of Niagara Falls, New York. The Pelham Art Association hosted the event held on Feb. 18 at the Pelham library. Jody has been painting all her life, her first exhibit was in 1995. She teaches four classes weekly in the North Tonawanda area and is a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists. She uses a variety


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her thinking process with the class as she does the demo. “Using a bigger brush forces you to simplify, paint looser.� Jody always paints what she loves most first. Jody’s will be exhibiting her current works at the Kenan House Gallery, Lockport, New York on April 15.

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Atom Tigers are February Freeze Champions The McDonalds Atom Tigers claimed top spot at the West Hill February Freeze Tournament in Scarborough, Feb, 17-19. The path to the championship included three first round victories over Meadowvale 43, the Almonte Pakenham Thunder and the West Hill Royale. The round robin portion of the tournament saw two hat trick games for Nicholas Longo, two shut-outs for Tyler Scott and points for Longo (6G,1A), Harmon Narbonne (4G,2A), Drew Colangelo (2G,3A), Elijah Taylor (2G,2A), Jack Obdeyn (2G,1A), Colton Morrison (2G,1A), Dan Durkin (2G), Owen Darling (2A), Wyatt Glancy (1G), Carter Nicholas (1G), & Elliot Song, Mitchell Karnay & Scott (1A each). Defense was the key in the Tigers’ semi-final bout with the fast and feisty West Hill

Shamrock Burgers. The Tigers took an early lead with Longo finding the back of the net twice (unassisted and from Obdeyn), and single goals by Durkin and Glancy (from Narbonne). West Hill mounted a challenge in the thir period and nearly tied the game, but fell short. The Championship game was a rematch with the Almonte Pakenham Thunder. Jack Obdeyn put the first point on the scoreboard (from Longo and Scott) and the Tigers never surrendered the lead thanks to the steady contribution of blueliners Song, Karnay, Darling and Colangelo, and goalie Carter Nicholas. The Tigers’ seven goals were scored by six different forwards - Obdeyn, Glancy (Narbonne), Scott (Narbonne and Obdeyn), Scott (Obdeyn and Karnay), Longo (Taylor and Morrison),

Durkin (Narbonne and Glancy) and Narbonne (Glancy & Durkin). The Tigers took the championship game 7-1. Throughout the tournament,

the Tigers showed their teamwork and depth with every player on their forward lines scoring at least once, and five different players (including

three defensive players) taking game MVP honours - Longo, Colangelo, Scott, Song and Nicholas.

DJBs betrayed by their collective age once again The DJBs came out of the gate shooting and built up a 16-4 lead on the youthful Lowballers team by the end of the first quarter. They lost some ground to lead 30-25 at the half. Tied at the three quarter mark, 4242, the DJBs succumbed to the incessant driving and shooting of Rob Morosin in the fourth quarter to let the game slip out of their grasp 56-52. The aforementioned Rob Morosin turned on the jets in the second half, driving and shooting to eventually

score a game-high 18 points. Eric Moore was right behind, flying through the air to score 11 points (including one 3-pointer). James O’Brien finally got his shot on track later in the game to score 9 points (including one trey). Paul Willard and Greg Zalewski split a dozen down the middle, accumulating six points each. Chris Green with four points and Dave Thompson with two points completed the score for the Lowballers, a firstyear team in the Niagara

Basketball Association. Gino Palermo scored regularly throughout the game to end with a gamehigh 18 points. Gino was 2/7 from the foul line. Sophomore Carm Infantino who returned to his scoring ways picked up 12 points which included two three-pointers. He added four assists. Rookie Jo-Jo Duran caught the eye of one of the referees and picked up FOUR charging fouls. On a more positive note, he scored seven points, made three

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steals, pulled down nine rebounds and went 1/6 from the foul line. Andrew Walker was slightly late, but immediately walked onto the court and scored within 30 seconds of arriving. Andrew scored seven points which included one trey. Allan Choi was a pest to the Lowballers in the key all night; he finished with four points. Sexagenarian Ivan Willmore scored three points on a basket and a foul shot. Ivan showed the kids how to rebound, pulling down 12. Old greybeard Joe Seliske got bumped and grinded in the key defending against the more agile Lowballers. He missed one of his two foul shots ending with a single point. This was the first ever meeting of the DJBs and the Lowballers. The Lowballers are an under35 team playing against the older (and wiser) DJBs from the Over-35 Division. On February 13 Handlebar Hank’s P.O.I.T.S. came out shooting and scoring to take a quick 23-4 firstquarter lead over the DJBs who couldn’t seem to hit the closure of a dwelling for livestock. Twin towers Steve Michalko and David Jones each hit for 8 points in that fateful first quarter. The DJBs couldn’t get their shooting on track until the second half when it was much too late for any sort of comeback. The P.O.I.T.S. got points from 9

of their 10 dressed players, including four in double figures to overpower the DJBs 83-45.Steve Michalko scored from the inside, outside, and on little flips from underneath. He scored on virtually every shot he took finishing with a game-high 21 points. Rookie Kyle Kuzyk was the recipient of a number of Kevin Pyne’s assists as he scored 18 points. Veteran David Jones, who has over 4,300 points in Niagara Basketball Association play, had a big first half scoring all but 2 of his 14 points in that half. Tim Clutterbuck, who plays hard at whatever he does, scored a basket in each quarter, then capped off the game with a 3-pointer giving him 11 points on the night. Kevin Pyne, who looked like an army sergeant with his crew cut, barked out the plays, passing for 9 assists and scoring 6 points himself. Golf pro Alex Wilson, finally got on track scoring 5 points, including his first 3-pointer of the season. Dave Kaufmann who spent most of the evening trying to pry the ball out of the DJBs’ hands, found time on offence to score 4 points (and miss 4 foul shots). George Scott and sixty-eight year-old veteran Tom Skvorc were able to squeeze home one basket each. Rick Gorman called dozens of plays, and was credited with 2 assists.Rookie JoJo Duran

had a big fourth quarter scoring 8 of his 16 points. He also had 4 steals and only 2 personal fouls. The G-Unit (Gino Palermo) got his frog-kick, two-hander going in the second quarter and used it to score 12 points. He also grabbed 8 rebounds. Although not the oldest player on the court (both Tom Skvorc and Rick Gorman are 68 years old), 62 year old Ivan Willmore came to life in the second half to score 6 points. He led all DJB foul shooters with 5 misses. Rookie Ian Harrison got his shot where he wanted it in the fourth quarter, scoring a basket and a 3-pointer for a total of 5 points. Sophomore Allan Choi hit for the first 4 points and only points of the first quarter for the DJBs. He also had a reasonable night rebounding with 7 despite playing in a gym that he has no love for. After a long game on defence, DJB sophomore Andrew Walker finally nailed a basket in the fourth quarter. Old greybeard, Joe Seliske spent the night trying to bounce the rather tall P.O.I.T.S. forwards out of the key. He had limited success. Barclay Walker, on the other hand played some sound defence in the game, hindering a number of P.O.I.T.S. scoring chances.

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The Fonthill Paint and Decorating Atom Rep team travelled to Mooretown on Saturday, Feb. 18 to play the Storm on their home ice for the first two games of the best three of five Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) quarter final playoff series. In the first game, the Panthers and Storm played two full periods of no score hockey before Alex Repar opened the scoring early in the third period, assisted by Garrett Jackson and Campbell Veld. Less than four minutes later Brandon Johnson sped down the boards past the Storm defence, cut into

the middle of the ice on a breakaway and buried the second goal of the game. Mooretown scored 25 seconds later to make it a 2-1 game. Johnson scored with a few minutes remaining to stretch the lead to 3-1, assisted by Ethan Mergl and Harrison Doan. Michael Rossi played great in goal frustrating the Mooretown attack. Lucas Fast, Marcus Gillard, Joey Natale and Tyler D’Angelo did a fantastic job keeping the shots outside and moving the puck with confidence to breakout of the Panther’s zone. Panthers take the first game 3-1. On the Sunday morning

the Panthers were able to sleep in and prepare for the 12:05 p.m. game. The Panthers opened the scoring early in the second game on a goal by Brandon Johnson assisted by Lucas Fast. Johsnson redirected a Josh Glen shot to score the second goal of the game, also assisted by Fast. Similar to the first game, the Storm came back with a goal to make it 2-1. With 10 minutes remaining in the third period, Harrison Doan scored a beauty assisted by Tyler, D’ Angelo and Johnson. Evan Macpherson played stellar between the pipes. Mitchell Carmichael and

Garrett Jackson did an incredible job killing penalties by keeping the puck deep in the Mooretown end when the Panthers got into penalty trouble in the second and third periods. Panthers win 3-1 The Panthers played their first home game of the series on Family Day. The Panthers opened the scoring in the first period on a big blast from the point from Marcus Gillard that found the open net through a crowd, assisted by Josh Glen and Garrett Jackson. Early in the second period Glen raced down the right side of the ice and ripped a shot past

the goalie to make it 2-1 for the Panthers, assisted by Gillard and Harrison Doan. A few minutes later Jackson scored to stretch the lead to 3-1, with the assist going to Gillard. The Panthers kept driving to the net and kept the puck in the Mooretown end of the ice for most of the game. The fourth goal of the game was by far the best goal so far in the playoffs. Ethan Mergl drove the puck deep into the offensive zone, moved the puck high in the slot to Jackson, who quickly moved the puck across the front of the net to Mitchell Carmichael for a nice one timer past the stretching

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Pelham Panther under10 girls push record to 22-11 The Pelham Panthers under10 girls basketball team made it to the bronze-medal game of Division 1 of the Blessed Sacrament tournament before dropping a 29-22 decision to Stoney Creek Newman Youth. Ranked seventh in the province, the Panthers lost 2511 to second-ranked Blessed Sacrament No. 1 and 27-21 to third-ranked Welland, before rebounding to defeat KitchenerWaterloo 23-16 and fifth-ranked York South 24-18.

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Thursdays 6:30 p.m. p.m. Informal Informal Women’s Connection, a nonRose for •• Thursdays 6:30 Christian •Saturdays, 2 to 4:30 p.m. denominational running group, meet at Peace •Saturdays, to 4:30 p.m. running group,2 meet at Peace women’s club, invites you for HELP WANTED Bingo at the Royal Canadian Park bandshell to run with Bingo at the Royal Canadian Park bandshell to run with coffee, tea, treats and guest Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 others, share information and Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 others, share information and speaker, Dennis Rolan from Certified Personal Support running goals. All levels/paces. Regionalgoals. Road 20. 20. levels/paces. Regional Road running All Great Canadian Holidays at Worker required at retireInfo ment residence in Fonthill. Info• Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Euchre Fonthill United Church. $7. Various shifts available. Call Friday, March 2,p.m. 2012-- Euchre Friday, March 2, 2012 • Fridays at 7:30 at•• 22North Pelham Youth Hall, Babysitting provided. RSVP p.m. WorldYouth Day of Prayer Prayer p.m. World Day of at North Pelham Hall, 1718 Jannine at 905-892-4918 or Jill for more information, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. for all Pelham churches at 905-321-6518 or 905-732for all St. Pelham churches Call at Maple $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-8921929. Pelham Community Church, Pelham Community Church, Rose for info: 905-892-3408. 3408. 461 Canboro Road, Fenwick. 461 Canboro Road, Fenwick. •Saturdays, 22 to p.m. •Saturdays, to 4:30 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 2012 Wednesday, 7, Help Wanted Bingo at the March Royal Canadian •7 p.m. Niagara Bead Society •7 p.m.Branch Niagara Society Legion 613Bead Fonthill, 141 In the Orchard is a non-profit (soon to be charitable organization) meeting Road at Central Central Library Library meeting at Regional 20. that has been providing programs and services for 6 years in Fonthill downtown St. St. Catharines, Catharines, ininSaturday, downtown March 10, 2012 and the surrounding area. The main focus is to provide all children the Banker’s Banker’s room. www. www. ininFriday, • the 7:30 p.m. Friends’ St. March 2, room. 2012Club and youth in the area with access to quality art programs and Patrick’s Westminster • 2 p.m. Dance, World Day of Prayer opportunities. Particular attention is directed to providing such access Saturday, March 10, 2012 Saturday, March 10, 2012 180 United Church Hall, for all Pelham churches at to youth at risk and children who are economically marginalized. ITO • 7:30 p.m. Friends’ Club St. • 7:30 p.m. Friends’ Club St. QueenstonCommunity St., St. Catharines. Pelham Church, Patricks Dance, Westminster is partnered with the Salvation Army Niagara who are a key to ITO’s Patricks Dance, Westminster Live music, prizes and 461 Canboro Road, Fenwick. United Church Hall, 180 Art 2 program. United Church Hall, 180 refreshments. All welcome. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Information 905-358-8089. •7 p.m. Niagara Bead Society Office Manager (Volunteer Position, approx. 2 half-days per week) • 8: 30 p.m. up atLibrary 7:30) meeting at (sign Central Duties include: completing and maintaining financial records, writing Women’s OpenSt.MicCatharines, Night, for in downtown women of all ages and talents cheques to pay bills and expenses, completing deposits of donations, in the Banker’s room. www. to perform as musician, poet, or answering the phone, responding to walk-ins, maintaining office files, comedian. Featured artist at 10 Xeroxing, preparing and printing documents for ITO Director, keeping Saturday, March 10, 2012 p.m. Allison Fox. Canalside, 232 records for the following programs: After School, Youth Art Programs • 7:30 p.m. Friends’ Club St. West St., Port Colborne. Patricks Dance, Westminster (YAP) , March Break and Summer Art camp registration. Monday, March 12, 2012 United 180 Time required varies with the time of year. 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Concert band golden at Golden Horseshoe BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff E.L. Crossley’s music director David Gaines challenged his students this year, and they were golden in meeting that challenge. The E. L. Crossley concert band was awarded a gold medal at the Golden Horseshoe Musicfest last week at Mohawk College in Hamilton. In preparing for the festival, Gaines handed the band members sheet music for songs performed at the B400 level, even though Crossley has always performed at a B300 level. Only five bands of almost 100 perform at the B400 level at the festival. Gaines said the Crossley concert band has always played at the B300 level and have been successful. “I wanted to challenge the students to push themselves and see if they could rise to the occassion,� said Gaines. “And they did.� “Mr. Gaines challenged us,� said Laura Gemmel. “If he thought we could do it we decided to pull ourselves together.�

“He figured we’d be able to do it,� said Tarrah Thorne. “He proved us to be the best.� After performing the band took part in a workshop then got on the bus to head home. Gaines boarded the bus with the official results in his hand and told his students he had just one word for them. Gold. “Yeaaaah� was how Kendal Gallagher remembers reacting to the

news, with her bandmates saying the bus exploded in cheers. The students said the feeling of winning gold was amazing and awesome. “It’s a compliment in a way,� said Tarrah. Tia Julien said she is really proud of the seniors for stepping up. The concert band includes music students from Grades 9 to 12. The senior members of the band have experienced



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E.L. CROSSLEY’S concert band recently received gold at the Golden Horseshoe Musicfest and is now preparing to compete at nationals in Ottawa. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo the music festival before and knew what to expect. The group says they were excited for their younger colleagues. “I’m really excited to go to nationals and compete with all of Canada� says Taylor Wallace, noting the Crossley band, by virtue of their gold medal, will go to Ottawa in May to compete at the national level. Asked what they’ll be doing between now and May to prepare, the young musicians echoed “practising.� As part of the Golden Horseshoe Musicfest, the band received the adjudicators’ written notes, a tape of their performance with an adjudicator’s voice over, and took part in a workshop. Those tools, they said,

will help them prepare for nationals and know exactly what to change or work on. The workshop, said Thorne, was one of the most exciting parts of the experience. Both Thorne and Gemmel said they were very happy with the gold but said the experience they had in the workshop was very worthwhile as well. The workshop, said Thorne, offered the band new ideas and a new way of doing things. Gaines said the workshop is actually part of the reason the band received a gold, explaining the adjudicators were still “wobbling� but when they saw how well Crossley musicians responded to the baton they knew the students were “musical

beyond their years.� “It wasn’t easy,� said Gaines on getting the gold, adding he knew it would be a stretch for the young band to perform at that level. “I’m very proud of them,� said Gaines, noting he’d be happy if they’d received a silver. “I’m quite ecstatic.� The band, said Gaines, has a lot of work to do before nationals, but added he has one of the better bands this year and it is why he took the chance to perform at the higher level. While the gold is exciting, many of the musicians are looking toward a future in music, so the experience and learning from the workshop are almost more important.

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