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Pelham students prove Anything Goes bonus marks, which I didn’t, but this is still fun, it’s worth it,” laughed Tempest. With 42 cast members, Breton says this is the largest cast they have ever had. “It’s like a team, you have to play well together,” says Lalama. “You have to trust each other.” To prepare for their roles, Nohara says, is “a process.” “Separately you try to get into your character; this show can be hard to develop the characters, because it’s so funny.” “The other shows I’ve done, it’s all been laid out, with this one, anything goes!” says Lalama.

BY GAVIN CHAPMAN VOICE Staff Ships ahoy! Get ready to set sail with Notre Dame’s production of Anything Goes, a musical set to the tunes of Cole Porter. “It’s funny,” explains Director Jackie Breton on why they chose this show, “it’s very funny, and this year we wanted a fantastic set.” Notre Dame’s Leon Theatre stage has been transformed into a ship by the school’s construction class, and the cast has been working since November to prepare for the show. “We go over everything, over and over. I yell a lot and everyone hides,” says Breton with a laugh. The production, which is a web of laughter, love and lies, has four Pelham students as the leads. Breton Lalama plays Reno Sweeney, a “sexy evangelist turned night club singer,” says Lalama. Evan Nohara will play Billy Crocker, a stockbroker who follows the woman he loves onto the ship. “He sees the girl he loves on the ship, and becomes a stowaway,” says Nohara. With Nohara and Lalama boasting leads in numerous past productions, two new faces join them as front runners in the show’s plot. Brandon Tempest will star as Lord Evelun Oakleigh, a British Lord who falls in love with Reno. “I even have a British

“I just hope people laugh, I want people to have fun,” says Futers of the upcoming performance. “You get this energy, and it makes you keep going. When you see someone even smiling, it’s what it’s all about,” says Lalama. “It will be fun, I’m positive,” smiles Breton, a smile of pure confidence. The show will run from April 19-21 at 7 p.m. at the Notre Dame Leon Theatre. Prices are $10 for students and $15 for adults. To reserve tickets, call 905-788-3060, or they can be purchased at the door. “If there’s any left,” says Breton. Break a leg!


Pennies to Care Page 2 FOUR PELHAM students have leads in Notre Dame’s musical, Anything Goes this year: Breton Lalama (left), Chelsea Futers, Brandon Tempest and Evan Nohara (seated). The comedy runs at Notre Dame April 19 to 21. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo accent in the show,” says Tempest with a grin. “We worked in the sound booth and broke it down word for word,” says Breton on teaching Tempest to put on the accent. “I always thought I could do it anyways, but I guess I

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couldn’t,” says Tempest. Also new to the scene is Chelsea Futers, who will be starring as an “overbearing, gold digging mother.” “I want my daughter to marry [Tempest’s character] because I lost all my money in the stock market crash.”

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Of the new faces, Breton says “we have in mind who is going to be the leads, so it’s super exciting when someone new comes out!” “I’ve always wanted [to audition], but I’ve had rowing and student council,” says Futers. “My teacher said I’d get

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Pelham Cares hoping it rains pennies BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, in announcing Canada would be taking the penny out of circulation, suggested the many Canadians who have jars full of pennies donate the coins to local charities. In Pelham, the community is already doing just that. In a campaign called Pennies for Pelham Cares, several local businesses are collecting pennies over the next several months. Pennies can be dropped off at Sobeys, Curves, TD Bank, Pelham Auto and Fonthill Fitness, says Pelham Cares president Jane Gilmour. Gilmour says the pennies are

being collected loose, noting the local organization is already planning a “penny rolling party” which will include volunteers helping to roll the coins once the final demise of the penny comes closer, late in 2012. While the federal government is eliminating the coin from circulation, Gilmour says Pelham Cares will make good use of them. Pelham Cares, which operates a food bank, holiday food hamper service, provides rides for seniors to medical appointments and supports children to attend recreation programs, is a non-profit agency. Most of the program’s donations and collections are made in food, however, cash donations help the organization meet operating costs, fund recreation programs for children, and purchase fresh

foods. “We’ll use them,” says Gilmour of the pennies. This spring, says Gilmour, Pelham Cares has been blessed with several food drives that have filled up the shelves. The OPP Auxiliary held food drives at local Sobey’s stores on Saturday, March 31. “They did extremely well,” said Gilmour, noting the drive collected $1,130 in gift cards and 175 bags of food. “It really helps us,” says Gilmour, noting they use the gift cards to provide milk, meat and fresh produce in the food baskets and they don’t have to use their cash donations. At Pelham Auto, Gail Levay held an Easter food drive, asking for food as well as Easter treats for kids. That drive, said Gilmour,

provided candy for Easter baskets for all of the children in families receiving Easter baskets this year. The drive collected $180 plus 400 food items. And at Curves, the month of March always brings a spring food drive along with a membership drive. This year the drive collected $210 plus 50 bags of food. “It is much needed,” said Gilmour, noting the food shelves were becoming empty and Pelham Cares was running out of several items. “It’s our generous community at work,” she says. “It’s just great.” The large number of donations meant Pelham Cares was able to provide Easter hampers, as usual, to families in need. The hampers include ham and turkey and all of the fixings

for an Easter dinner as well as Easter treats. This year, Pelham Cares delivered 28 Easter baskets. Last year they delivered 36 baskets and in past years the number has been over 40. “The numbers were down, compared to other years,” says Gilmor, adding that is not necessarily a bad thing. After a good spring, Pelham Cares is in good shape for food at the moment, There is nothing they are in great need of, says Gilmour, explaining usually from the first of summer to September things get desperate, then the shelves fill up over holidays, “We’ll probably be back asking for things we’ve run out of before September,” says Gilmour. “We are really blessed to have such a generous community.”

Holocaust survivor talks against bullying What does The Holocaust and the murder of 6 million Jewish Europeans have in common with bullying in today’s schools?

It’s a question Eva Olsson has spent a significant part of her life answering. Eva Olsson was born Oct. 28, 1924 in Hungary.


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speak on The Holocaust and bullying. On Monday, April 16 at 7:15 p.m, Olsson will speak at Centennial High School. All residents of the Pelham and Welland communities are invited to attend. Those who wish to attend are asked to bring in non-perishable food items for the Pelham and Welland food banks. For more information, please contact Janet Cripps at 905-892-2635. Olsson has written several books based on her life, including an account of her return to Europe to follow her journey to Auschwitz. Olsson’s books and more information on her are available at www.

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Moving the world through Southern Ontario BY GAVIN CHAPMAN VOICE Staff President and CEO of TransHub Ontario spoke at town council last Monday about the possibilities the company can offer Pelham, and

his goal of “moving the world through Southern Ontario.� Dobec says the vision for TransHub is to provide 59,500 jobs by 2031. In his presentation, Dobec stated TransHub is “promoting HamiltonBurlington/Niagara and the surrounding area as a

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The Pelham Business Association is proving a picture really is worth a 1000 words, publishing a special series of portraits of Pelham business owners. For the next 20 weeks, the Pelham Business Association will be presenting Portraits of Pelham, a series of photos and personal profiles to showcase the people that own and operate local businesses. This ‘Portraits of Pelham - Business Series’ will be published in The Voice and posted online at www. and at MyPelham, www. The Portraits of Pelham Business Series showcases the people that own and operate our local businesses. These entrepreneurs drive the growth of the Pelham economy. They live in the Niagara community and are committed to investing in our future. Each and every one of them represent the integrity of their business image. They create the personal connection that consumers know makes all the difference in the world when they experience outstanding customer service. When it comes to community service, anyone employed by and volunteer with our many Service Clubs and Non-Profit Organizations realize how much this community relies on the participation and sponsorship provided by the local business community. “We hope you enjoy meeting face-to-face with many of your business neighbours in a slightly different way than across the counter on a busy shopping day,� writes Cathy Berkhout-Bosse. To help give local residents more insight into the personalities of the profiled business owners, participants will also be sharing their personal responses to the following questions: What business achievement are you most proud of? Tell us one interesting fact about yourself that not many people would know. Where do you go/what do you do to unwind? What three words would you use to describe Pelham? What is your favourite part about running a business in Pelham? Where is your favourite place to: Relax? Eat? Drink? Listen to music? Exercise? Read the morning paper? The Pelham Business Association invites you to take the time to learn more about the many, many interesting and inspiring people that have chosen Pelham as home base for their life’s work and ambition.

hub for the movement of goods.� “We’re focused on the movement of goods. We’re here to create jobs. We don’t need to become a transportation gateway, we already are one.� Dobec says Southern Ontario is a natural hub due to the fact that it is close to the American border – with the three

busiest border crossings; has the most densely populated consumer market in Canada – 11 million within a two hour drive and a bustling sea port. Dobec says TransHub now hosts 46 members, with companies paying annual membership fees. TransHub also receives $185,000 in private sector

funding, says Dobec. Councillor Gary Accursi voiced concern about the benefits of TransHub, stating Pelham is “away from the major routes.� “You’re not that far from the major transportation routes,� says Dobec. “As more and more companies come through, they will be looking to make investments.�

Dobec also noted Pelham enjoys a good quality of life and as jobs are created and companies invest in Niagara, the municipality could see some benefit from residential growth. Councillor Peter Papp ended the delegation saying “Hopefully we will take the opportunity to take advantage of this.�


At their March Meeting CFUW presented $200 cheques to five community agencies. Monies were part of this year’s Annual Book Sale profit. As well a scholarship will be given to a university bound female student from each of the eight Secondary Schools in the area in June. Receiving the cheques (from l to r) are Gwenn Alves past member of the Board of AFSSN, Nikki Cordiner, Special Events Coordinator Niagara Region Children’s Safety Village, Annalisa Bottacin, CFUW Treasurer and also receiving the cheque for United Way of South Niagara, Brenda Strath, CFUW Vice-president, Deb Zahra member of the Welland Hospital Foundation Board and Carrie Zeffiro Executive Director of Pathstone Foundation. /Special to the Voice

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Every story has a beginning, as does Dolly’s Everything has a beginning and so it was in 1908 when Mary and Percy were married in Hamilton, Ontario. Mary, a pretty Irish girl with grey blue eyes and brown hair sparkling with a glint of red in it was an industrious person with a good helping of Irish wit, good nature and fiery Irish temper. Percy, of English heritage was a little lax but Mary by her own admission was madly in love with him. They had no money but managed to eke out a living---- and then in 1911 along came a baby girl. But by now Percy had all but turned into a different person from the man Mary loved and married just three years earlier. He was drinking, and wanted to show his authority to the point of being abusive. Mary had her heart set on a name for the baby--- Percy wanted a different name. He saw this as a perfect opportunity to show who was boss in the family by going to the registration office all by himself and registering the little girl with the name he wanted without Mary knowing. When Mary found out she was furious. It was the last straw and she decided that she just wanted to get

away, no matter what she had to do. There was a family of two brothers Will and Herbert and a sister Agnes who lived on and worked an apple farm located in Pelham Township, Agnes had always been able to handle the extra cooking for the hungry men who were hired at apple picking time but this year she felt that she really needed help so advertised for someone to work and live with the family. In Hamilton Mary packed all her belongings, including a broken heart, in her trunk, answered the ad for help with housework on a farm 35 miles from Hamilton at a place in Pelham Township and near a village she had never heard of – Fenwick. She boarded a train and arrived at the new job with her five month old baby in her arms. On the designated day of arrival Herbert hitched the horse to the buggy and left for the Fenwick railroad station. While Aggie waited for her brother Herbert to come up the driveway with the new “help” she decided to clean some silver. Using a method which had been used for years on farms she pushed a knife in and out of the soil a few times and

then looked at it. All the original shine of the silver had come back, all the stains had disappeared. She had just finished the last knife when she heard the horse’s hoofs on the long driveway. She stood up and smoothed back her slightly graying hair and straightened her apron just as the horse and buggy came around the huge lilac bush in front of the house. She looked at the young lady in the buggy who had a very friendly Irish smile on her face, then looked at the baby and immediately she knew she had done the right thing. Mary’s happy attitude and willingness along with her Irish smile made her one of the family very quickly. As they entered the kitchen Agnes noted that Mary was an attractive, strong young woman who looked as if she could easily handle the work to be done. She breathed a sigh of relief as she took Mary to the large sunny bedroom she would have for her own and was delighted to be able to hold the baby while Mary carried her belongings to the room. It had been years since Aggie had held a baby, way back to when her brother Herbert was

born. She was fifteen at the time and delighted in looking after him. Now a feeling stole over her, telling her that this was going to work out perfectly. Mary who had brown hair and blue grey eyes that sparkled when she smiled, had suddenly turned from a girl who had always lived in the city to a farm girl. The next morning she woke up, not to the familiar sound of clanging bells on the street cars and voices of corner news boys, but to the dead silence of the farm in early morning. A cow mooed and she didn’t know what it was. She stayed in bed a few more minutes, looking at the ceiling and saying a little private prayer that all would go well. She wondered if she had done the right thing – and decided that she really had no choice. So Mary and her baby disappeared into oblivion as far as Percy was concerned. Mary could not call her baby by the name she had wanted – she stubbornly would not call the baby by the name her husband had registered her, so she just called her Dolly. Luckily Dolly was a healthy and very happy baby who

adjusted to her new environment immediately, especially leaning to the lady of the house who was Aggie to her family. It does not take long for a baby to add new names to family members. In due time the lady of the house was Nan, and her two brothers happily accepted their new names. Herbert became Buppie and Will was Waw. These three people, along with Mama were Dolly’s world. All was well and Dolly showed it through her unusually and permanent happy frame of mind. Her attention was usually directed to Waw who was the ideal model of an uncle, with his grey beard and sparkling eyes. Buppie was the youngest of the three being only 39 when Dolly fell into the family. He, also slim and tall was a very firm, intelligent, thoughtful man but had one eye that always seemed to be a little off center. He was an excellent elocutionist (as it was called back then) but very self conscious about this eye and gave up most public appearances because of it. He loved Dolly but was not the type to show it as Waw could do. Waw was the ideal

I got a taste of my very first Pelham town council meeting last Monday, and to say the least, it was a hell of a time. During my two year tenure at Niagara College, I experienced only one town council, my teacher brought us to a Fort Erie meeting. Now, I’d say that was as much fun as watching grass grow, but that would be insulting to grass. At one point I almost dozed off of on the slender shoulder of my female classmate…I wish

she wouldn’t have woke me, it was nothing if not comfortable. But your meeting, Pelham, was far more interesting. It started off even, the minor hockey team receiving much deserved kudos and a quick delegation, which even that had some passion, but it wasn’t until I went out for a smoke that things became interesting. Instantly I was approached and asked if I was with the press. Once I confirmed this, I got the angry

diatribe of a person who felt scorned by municipal government. Words like “corrupt” and “crooked” were thrown around like candy, and I couldn’t help but think to myself, “who needs the stories of Toronto’s Mayor Ford? The intensity and fire that only a small town on the brink of distress deserves the attention.” Asthemeetingprogressed, a man was told to turn off his recording device, which lead to grumblings among the attendees and a self-

assured smile on the man’s face, like he knew all along this was going to happen, but had a point to prove. Once the meeting was adjourned, I stepped out for another stick of cancer, only to see Mayor Augustyn step out for some fresh air and be swarmed with complaints. No rest for the wicked? No, it’s no rest for politicians. Not in a municipality that so many people hold dear. After the meeting I stopped at a bar around the corner to wind down

with a rye and coke, and to go over the night in my head. I had a few stories to write, but I knew I needed to decompress. I chatted with the bartender about all things considered, finished my drink and headed home. Once I was home I thought of my new position at the Voice, and how much I was going to enjoy it. My position as a journalist in a small town. I observe, I write, and I drink. Rinse and repeat. Cheers Pelham, I admire


Dorothy Rungeling uncle – medium build with twinkling blue eyes and a gray beard. And then of course there was Nan who was the “lady of the house”. She was of slim stature with slightly graying hair and dark brown eyes. She loved the farm, loved nature and now most of all loved “the baby”. A baby is so completely oblivious to the world’s troubles and so it was with Dolly. Outstretched arms always brought forth loving care from one of Dolly’s new family. Signs of hunger brought forth good food and there was contentment in every nook and corner of the house she now called home. This probably was the luckiest day in Dolly’s life. But suddenly it was 1914!

First council meeting in Pelham an enjoyable one

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Provincial policy reshaping Niagara region BY BRIAN BATY Regional Councillor

Most citizens have heard of the Greenbelt. There are many signs informing that you are entering the Greenbelt. This policy was put in place to protect significant areas of our province from development through what is known as “urban sprawl.” However, fewer people seem to know of the related policy called “Places to Grow”. This follows up on the Greenbelt legislation by establishing new densities for development, by freezing urban boundaries

and by directing new growth to specified areas of development. Niagara Regional Council lobbied to obtain two special designations for growth in Niagara. For some time the Niagara Region has promoted a “Grow South” policy; to avoid further loss of our prime fruitlands and to respect the boundaries of the Niagara Escarpment. Pelham residents who have attended meetings concerning the east Fenwick development and the east Fonthill development are shocked to learn what the new density requirements are for new subdivisions in

Community Clean Up April 26th, 27th and 28th •Corporate Challenge Day April 26th 2012 Local businesses are you up for the challenge? Help keep Pelham beautiful by keeping your business and surrounding area looking its best! Please register your business/organization at Provide us with the area you would like to clean up either around your business or another selected area. The Town of Pelham will provide you with garbage bag, gloves and safety vests for the club up. Why not challenge another local business to participate? •Student Participation Day April 27th 2012 Elementary and high schools please register online at Please provide the address of the school, number of students participating, the area you intend to clean (school yard and/or adjacent park), curbside location for collection and contact name/information. •Community Participation Day Residents can register online at or come to Centennial Park 999 Church St, Fenwick on Saturday April 28th 9am-1pm to participate . A FREE BBQ is provided by the Fabulous Fenwick Lions for all those who participate. High school students this is a great opportunity to receive community service hours. For more information please contact (905) 892-2607 ext. 341 or email “ZUMBA FITNESS” Thursday April 12 – 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. “ZUMBA GOLD” Thursday April 12, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday April 17, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Drop in and try any session for $6 or purchase your 10 + 2 bonus pass for $60 Need more info – contact 905-892-2607, ext. 329 Zumbatomic Turn up the music, wiggle, shake and have a blast with your friends in these rockin, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed kid-friendly routines. Tuesdays –Pelham Arena- 1120 Haist Street (4-7 yrs) 5:30 – 6 p.m. (8+ yrs) 6 – 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Old Pelham Town Hall46 Canboro Rd. Ridgeville (4-7 yrs) 5:30 – 6 p.m. (8+ yrs) 6 – 6:30 p.m. Cost $40 for a 10 class pass + 2 bonus classes. OR $4.50 for drop in class Purchase your passes at Town hall- 20 Pelham Town Square Fonthill, ON. Walking Club Thursday, April 5 Fonthill Bandhsell 1 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 Pelham Arena 9 - 10 a.m.

Ontario. Currently the density of housing units in Fenwick and North Pelham is approximately three units per hectare. In Fonthill, with more urban land, that density rises to about four housing units per hectare. For the subdivisions that will be built in the future the density rises to about twelve units per hectare. If you have visited new subdivisions in Burlington or Milton you will understand what impact that has on the visible character of a community. The government designated two areas for southern growth: The Gateway Economic Zone

which follows the QEW from Niagara Falls to Fort Erie and the Gateway Economic Centre which follows the 406, rail lines and the Welland Canal from Thorold to Port Colborne. Regional Council established a new committee to develop policy for these proposed areas of growth, the Niagara Gateway Economic Zone and Centre Committee. At our last meeting a consultant reviewed a series of incentives to develop a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the area. This follows a preliminary report and discussions with key stakeholders.

Everyone welcome, for more information contact Kaite Thorpe, or 905-892-2607 ext. 341. GENERAL INFORMATION • Interested in Joining the Communities in Bloom Committee? The Communities in Bloom Committee is a Town Committee dedicated to keeping Pelham beautiful. The Committee is responsible for planning events such as Pelham’s Annual Garden Tour and Community Participation Day’s in the Fall and Spring. To become part of this committee or for further information please contact: Katie Thorpe Community Services Coordinator (905) 892-2607 ext 341. • 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

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Proposed are two types of incentives: a tax increment based grant program and a development charge grant program. A points based chart has been determined which will judge a proposal based on the number of full-time jobs that would be created; by the construction value of the project and the degree to which the project uses LEED energy efficient designs in construction or the degree to which the project complies with Smart Growth principles. The development charge program would only apply to exceptional projects which score

highly on the rating chart. Once implemented, these incentives should give some hope for a future economic turnaround for Niagara. Government policy will certainly change the physical densities of our new subdivisions. Hopefully that will lead to more affordable housing and the possibility of new industrial jobs in the Gateway Economic Zone and Centre. Brian Baty is a Niagara Regional Councillor for the Town of Pelham. Email at brian.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Project No. 2012-24 Pelham Fire Hall Office Renovations/Construction

REQUEST FOR TENDERS Contract No. 2012 – 20 2012 Fire Hydrant Replacement Program

PROPOSAL DOCUMENTS: Specifications and submission requirements may be obtained from the Town of Pelham Web Site at www. or from the Corporate Services Department at the Pelham Municipal Building, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, Ontario during regular business hours.

TENDER DOCUMENTS Specifications and tender forms may be obtained from the Town of Pelham website or www. or for a $25.00 fee, a hard copy package from the Corporate Services Department at the Pelham Municipal Building, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill, Ontario during regular business hours.

The purpose of the RFP call is to obtain Complete Contracting Services for the Renovations of the Administrative Office Area of Town of Pelham Fire Hall, Mandatory Site Visit as outlined on Specifications.

The purpose of the tender call is to receive tenders for the “2012 Fire Hydrant Replacement Program”. The work consists of the replacement of fire hydrants at various locations in the Town of Pelham.

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.

ADDRESS Sealed tenders, properly marked as to contents, will be received by Mrs. Mara L. 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 Monday April 30, 2012

CLOSING TIME: Sealed tenders will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, April 26, 2012

The lowest OR any submission not necessarily accepted.

TENDER DEPOSIT: $5,500.00 The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

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EGGstravaganza fun!

HUGE crowds gathered at Marlene Stewart Streit Park for Pelham’s 8th Annual Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 7. Alexandra Nyeste (top, left) filled her Easter basket with treats scattered by Katie Thorpe (left), Community Services Coordinator. Thomas and Norah Morrison got an early treat from the Easter Bunny (above) when he greeted all of the children waiting for the hunt to begin and Mackenzie Vills (right) was one of three lucky winners who found the golden egg with contained three, free passes to the Seaway Cinemas. James Whitaker, Voice Photos

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Spring brings new programs to public library BY GAVIN CHAPMAN VOICE Staff With the arrival of spring, the Pelham Public Library has two fun new events coming up. “We have a lot of new exciting things happening here at the library,” says Community Service Coordinator Melanie TaylorRidgway.

First is an art exhibit silent auction running to April 28. The pieces on display are a variety of photographs, prints, oils and watercolours donated to the library by Bev Robinson. “[Robinson], who is a local resident, has downsized her art collection, and has generously given us at least 12 pieces to use as a fundraiser for the library,” says Taylor-Ridgway. The works of art are

currently on display in the Festival room at the library. “People can come and get a bidding number at the front desk, and then bid on these original works of art,” says Taylor-Ridgway. “If anyone wants a piece of local art, this is a chance to get a piece for your own home, and the proceeds go right to the library.” The second event the library will be hosting is the Spring Fling Fashion Show, which will be on May 6. “This is the second show we’ve had now, our first was in the fall and we were successful, with more than 40 people coming,” says Taylor-Ridgway. The fashion show, which will display fashions from Dorlene’s and Pennington’s, both in the Seaway Mall, will coincide with another silent auction the library is hosting, starting on April 20. “Everything will be out on display, and people can come and make bids on multiple baskets. It will wrap up May 6, the day of the fashion show. If people really want to get in that last bid, then we’re hoping they

will come to the fashion show as well,” says TaylorRidgway. This silent auction will have works of art and food and wine gift baskets. Also, there will be door prizes, home-made refreshments and little favour boxes for everyone. The selection for Dorlene’s will feature women’s wear, active, casual and business, from sizes eight to 18.

Pennington’s will provide fashion women’s wear. “It doesn’t matter if you’re still in your career, a retiree or just going out for a night on the town, there will be something for you,” says Taylor Ridgway. Library director CEO Stephanie Stowe says the fashion show will be “something for all ages, a really fun spring afternoon.”

“[The library] was just coming up with new, interesting ideas, that had different elements to them. There has been a Christmas Gala for a long time, they are just looking for new avenues. This is something for all ages,” says Stowe. “We don’t have a lot of fashion shows happening in Fonthill, this is something different for people to do,” says Taylor-Ridgway.

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MELANIE TAYLOR-Ridgway (left), Community Service Coordinator and Stephanie Stowe, CEO, showcase some of the works of art donated to the library and being used in a silent auction as a fundraiser. Gavin Chapman/Voice Photo

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Royal Garden Party The first meeting of the organizing committee will be

Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:00 p.m. The Old Pelham Town Hall 491 Canboro Road, Ridgeville Be a part of planning for the event scheduled to take place; Saturday, June 30, 2012 Peace Park, 20 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Featured activities will include: Floral displays, Rose gardens, Highlights of 60 years of Queen Elizabeth’s Reign; Coronation Mug Display, Royal Hat Contest, and The Royal Tea Party

Humane Society Adopt-a-thon All Weekend

BBQ • Cupcakes • Paw Donations

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Make this an event to remember for the entire community! Call Nancy Yungblut, Community Services at 905-892-2607 ext 332 or email to for further information. See you at the meeting! We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.


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Green Machine victorious On Tuesday, March 27, the Pelham Green Machine Novice team squared off in Game three of the Niagara District Local League championship against West Lincoln #2. In reaching the finals, Pelham was successful in landing the top ranking in their playoff division with a 4-1-1 round robin record. They recorded wins against Pelham #4, Wainfleet #2, Dunnville #1, with their sole loss coming against Wainfleet #1 and a tie against West Lincoln #2. In their first two finals’ games, Pelham won game one by a score of 5 to 4. Matthew Martel scored the winner with 1:30 left on the clock. Other goal scorers were Emile Zanuttini with two and Connor Eller with one. Assists were provided by Payton Veld, Emma Jensen, Matthew Longo, Jordan Hatt, Mason Stewart and Zanuttini. Chloe D’Angelo earned the victory. Game two saw West

Lincoln rebound with a key victory on their home rink, by winning 8 to 4. Pelham scorers were Payton Veld with two, Seth Gimblett and Emile Zanuttini. Assists were provided by Chloe D’Angelo, Connor Eller and Matthew Martel. The final game was back in Pelham. The fans were rowdy on both sides, with many signs posted cheering on both squads. West Lincoln opened the scoring in first period and held a 1 to 0 score heading into the third. Pelham sniper Matthew Martel tied the score early in the third to bring Pelham back into game (assisted by Emile Zanuttini and Jordan Hatt). West Lincoln reclaimed the lead with 5:30 minutes left in the game. Pelham took a timeout at this point to regroup and prepare for their comeback. The late period action proved to be some very exciting hockey. With just

under a minute to play, Martel scored the tying goal, with a great set-up pass from Zanuttini and Ethan Engel. The heroics continued as Matthew Martel took the puck in on the following play and scored the winner with just 26 seconds left in the game – again, with some nice assists from Zanuttini and Engel. Chloe D’Angelo provided some fantastic goaltending in earning the victory for the Green Machine. The defence did an outstanding job with great hustle and determination displayed by Abigail Thibodeau, Leeland Baker, Ethan Engel, Matthew Longo and Jeffrey Sung. The forwards were Emma Jensen, Connor Eller, Payton Veld, Seth Gimblett, Mason Stewart, Jordan Hatt, Matthew Martel, Emile Zanuttini, and Nolan Killeen. Congratulations to all of the kids!

In the most competitive game of the season, the short-handed Handlebar Hank’s POITS eked out a 64-63 victory over a young Lowballers team in the “C” division in Niagara Basketball Association (NBA) action. The leader of the division’s average

points per game, Steve Michalko returned to the roster after missing three games and had a hot hand with 24 points as he topped the locals, who dressed only 5 players. Also hitting double figures were David Jones with 18 points and Kyle Kuzyk

14. Tom Skvorc added 6 points and Dave Kaufmann 2 for the POITS.Leading the Lowballers was Eric Moore with 16 points, Brian Norton with 14 points, and Rob Morosin with 12 points.

Bronze Panthers

This past weekend the Pelham Panther Atom Girl’s Basketball Team competed at the Ontario Basketball 2012 Ontario Cup Division #4 Championships held in Brantford. The team had wins in early round play of 25-19 & 31-10 with their 21-point convincing win coming over North Toronto. In Semi-Final action the Panthers lost a close game by a score of 27-24 to Port Colborne and then rebounded to beat the Flamborough Fire by a score of 24-18 to win the Bronze medal. The Peham Panthers enjoyed a very successful season with all players developing and improving throughout the year! Team members are: Sitting in front: Alissa Mete, 2nd Row(left to right): Elizabeth Scozzafava, Kaitlyn Shpurko, Bethany Nicholls, Hailey Bronn, Olivia Mete, Oksana Groch. Back Row: Kim Caporicci (coach), Rachel Wayda, Hayley Williams, Hannah Nicholls, Katie Capes, Amelie Marais, Agi Mete(coach). Absent from photo: Emily Zwier (coach) /Special to the Voice

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Pelham has another reason to be proud of its local hockey talent. The last weekend of March saw Bantam Mossimo’s LL #1 bring home another tournament championship for our community. Sweeping the competition in Paris, Ontario, at the Syl Apps Memorial Tournament, our Pelham Mossi’s achieved the ultimate win in an exciting finale. Jared Sisler, #12, showed his graceful passion for the game with 4 goals and 2 assists, solidifying ‘The Great One-Too’ as the team’s top scorer for the 2011- 2012 season. Michael Tyler, Simon Folkerts, Everett Barr and Josh Nuziato with 1 goal each, added to the team’s 8-1 championship victory over LeFroy. Play was tough and energy was high throughout the entire tournament. Host team, Paris, came out strong looking for the win in semi-final game action with local fans never letting their team down, supporting them every minute of play! To the excitement of our own cheering (and bell ringing) fans, Pelham dug deep against home ice advantage taking the win 5-0. With last defense net minder, Colin Burgess, earning the shut out, his 3rd of the tournament, and Ryan Scott with 2 goals, Jared

Sisler, Michael Tyler, and Josh Nuziato respectively, with 1 goal each. Round robin play had wins against Tavistock, 8-0, Beverly, 3-1, and Embro, 2-0. Ryan Scott, Nathan Winner, Gavin Dudzik, Nick Rietveld, Connor Wilson, and Jameson Barr, all contributed points to Pelham’s solid showing during the Syl Apps tourney. It can not go without saying that this was a success because of each and every player. As well, the entire coaching staff, lead by Paul Wilson, continued to show incredible support from the bench, reinforcing and maintaining the team’s high level of play and positive sportsmanship through out the entire tournament. Congratulations to the entire Pelham Bantam Mossimo’s team! No strangers to championship play, our Pelham Mossimo’s LL #1 had huge success earlier in the season as well, having also swept Thorold’s Henderson Tournament over the 2011 Christmas break. Capturing the championship with a shut out, Pelham showed true team spirit with strong and determined play in the final against local favourites Thorold. True to form, there were some amazing displays of talent and skill from every player. Jared

Sisler and Connor Wilson had 2 goals each, while Gavin Dudzik and Nathan Winner, each with 1 goal, and strong goal tending from Colin Burgess, aided the 6-0 championship win. It was a proud moment for all to have achieved top honours with medals placed around their necks; a moment that maintained positive momentum forward into the balance of the season. The Paris tournament was a successful end to a very triumphant 20112012 season for this local Bantam team that achieved an incredible 23-2-3 record in regular season play. It was evident early on that this team was a unified, well-oiled hockey machine and was not going to let up. As play-off season began, some challenges set in with 2 losses, but even with 4 more strong wins, it was not enough to qualify them for championship play. This teams unified dedication and true enjoyment for the game of hockey should make us all proud as they represented our community of Pelham this year. Head Coach, Paul Wilson, Manager, Troy Dudzik, Assistant Coaches, Jason Barr and Dave Nunn, with Trainer John Slobodzian and Assistant Trainer Mark Winner should be very proud of the job they did in supporting

and mentoring the boys. This team’s success is a direct reflection of these men who give so much of their time and energy to our local hockey leagues. Congratulations to all of the coaching staff for this season’s accomplishments are as much a celebration for the team as it is for you, the leaders and coaches, and truly, for our community at large! The Bantam Mossimo’s LL #1 team consists of 17 incredible players; Hendrix Hanes #2, Jared Rempel #3, Everett Barr #4, Will Nunn #5, Nick Rietveld #7, Ryan Scott #8, Nathan Winner #9, Simon Folkerts #10, Griffen

Litalien #11, Jared Sisler #12, Nick Slobodzian #13, Gavin Dudzik #15, Joshua Nuziato #16, Jameson Barr #17, Michael Tyler #18, Connor Wilson #19, and Colin Burgess #30. With more than 3000 minutes of their own ice time this season, you will not find another group of young men more dedicated, more determined and more committed! In the hearts of these boys you’ll find a true and honest love for the game of hockey! Their lungs pang to inhale the stench of sweaty equipment. Their eyes yearn to watch the puck drop at the start of every game…

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McDOUGALL, Patricia (nee Tait) - passed peacefully at home surrounded by those who love her at 7:48 p.m. April 06, 2012. Pat was in her 73rd year. Loving wife of Warner (Mac) McDougall. Adored Mom of the late Terry Stanislow (2003), Anne Stanislow (Pam Hircsu), Carolyn Burrus (Bob) and Tracey Kovacich (John). Stepmother to David, Nicole and Ryan McDougall. Nana to Jessica, Cassandra, Katrina and Natasha. StepNana to Christina, Lindsay, Haley, Matthew, Megan, Eric and Brock. Step Great Nana to Ethan and Felix. Missed by her brothers Bob Tait (Denny), Brian Tait (Sandy), sister Carol Lombardi (Gino) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents John (Jack) and Honor Tait. A service to celebrate Pat’s life will be held at the Port Colborne Baptist Church 84 Ridg wood Ave Port Colborne, on Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. The family will receive visitors starting at 10 a.m. at the church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANTVIEW FUNERAL RECEPTION CENTRE 905-892-1699. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences may be made at www.

other lenders will vary. Example: $10,000 at 2.99% APR, monthly payment is $132.09 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $1,095.56, total obligation is $11,095.56. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly/Bi-weekly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Monthly/Bi-weekly payments based on a purchase price of $26,498/$29,498/$20,998 with $0 down payment. ♌$6,750/$8,250 is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Reg. Cab/2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab and is reflected in offers in this advertisement. Other cash credits available on most models. See dealer for details. */‥/♌Freight & PDI ($1,495/$1,495/$1,495), registration, air and tire levies and OMVIC fees included. Insurance, licence, PPSA, dealer fees and applicable taxes not included. Offers apply as indicated to 2012 new or demonstrator models of the vehicle equipped as described. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the Ontario Pontiac Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only (including Outaouais). Dealers are free to set individual prices. Dealer order or trade may be required. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ***Factory order or dealer trade may be required. ŽVisit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. ††2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Ext. Cab 4WD with PDJ and S86, MSRP with freight, PDI & levies $42,454. Dealers are free to set individual prices. ‥‥0% purchase financing offered by GMCL for 48 months on 2012 GMC (Sierra 1500 SL Ext. Cab 2WD R7D/Sierra 1500 SL Ext. Cab 4WD R7B/Sierra 1500 Reg. Cab 2WD R7B). O.A.C by Ally. Rates from other lenders will vary. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, monthly payment is $208.33 for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly/Bi-weekly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. †Credit valid towards the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC, Buick or Cadillac vehicle, excluding Chevrolet Volt, delivered between January 6, 2012 and April 6, 2012. Customers must present his or her authorization letter at the time of purchase or lease. All products are subject to availability. See Dealer for eligibility. Only one $1,000 Bonus may be redeemed per purchase/lease vehicle. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. The credit amount is inclusive of any applicable taxes. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and will contact GM to verify eligibility. The $1,000 Bonus is not compatible with the Employee New Vehicle Purchase Program or the Supplier Program New Vehicle Purchase Program. Void where prohibited by law. $1,000 offer is stackable with Cardholder’s current GM Card Earnings, subject to Vehicle Redemption Allowances. For complete GM Card Program Rules, including current Redemption Allowances, transferability of Earnings, and other applicable restrictions for all eligible GM vehicles, see your GM Dealer, call the GM Card Redemption Centre at 1-888-446-6232 or visit Subject to applicable law, GMCL may modify or terminate the Program in whole or in part with or without notice to you. Primary GM Cardholder’s may transfer the $1,000 Bonus to the following eligible Immediate Family members, who reside at the Primary Cardholder’s residence: parents, partner, spouse, brother, sister, child, grandchild and grandparents including parents of spouse or partner. Proof of relationship and residency must be provided upon request. The $1,000 Bonus is not transferable to Immediate Family residing outside of the Primary Cardholder’s residence.

For the latest information, visit us at, drop by your local Pontiac Buick GMC Dealer or call us at 1-800-GM-DRIVE. *Offer applies to the purchase of 2012 GMC (Sierra 1500 SL Ext. Cab 2WD R7D/Sierra 1500 SL Ext. Cab 4WD R7B/Sierra 1500 Reg. Cab 2WD R7B). ‥2.99% purchase financing offered by GMCL for 84 months on 2012 GMC (Sierra 1500 SL Ext. Cab 2WD R7D/Sierra 1500 SL Ext. Cab 4WD R7B/Sierra 1500 Reg. Cab 2WD R7B). O.A.C by Ally. Rates from

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The Voice of Pelham  

Locally owned community newspaper from the heart of Niagara, reporting on events in Fonthill, Fenwick, Ridgeville and North Pelham.

The Voice of Pelham  

Locally owned community newspaper from the heart of Niagara, reporting on events in Fonthill, Fenwick, Ridgeville and North Pelham.