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The Town of Pelham held its annual Volunteer Recognition evening on Tuesday, Oct. 30, handing out 20 peer awards to deserving volunteers and one corporate award to a community business. “We are here for you. To thank you,” said Mayor Dave Augusyn in his opening address. “You make our community vibrant, creative and caring.” Augustyn noted the volunteers recognized this year organize significant community events; are coaches, convenors and timekeepers; work to beautify our community; and are members of service clubs. Offering appreciation and thanks to each and every volunteer in attendance, Augustyn said they make the community better. “Thank you for being part of the extraordinary minority,” said guest speaker Bob Koehler, whose speech touched on the fact that we have a choice to live ordinary lives or to live extraordinary lives. “People live successful or extraordinary lives simply because they choose to do what ordinary people choose not to do,” he said. Koehler also said how you do what you do, whether it’s making a living or volunteering, matters

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the most, explaining simply recognizing the efforts of another person makes a big difference in their life - regardless of what you do or what your job is. “Life is about making a difference all of your life,” he said. After Koehler’s talk, which had the audience laughing, clapping and nodding their heads, Mayor Dave Augustyn handed out 20 peer awards. Each recipient was nominated by the organization they volunteer with, making it a truly “peer” award. This year’s recipients are: Bob Fish from Pelham Active Transportation Committee; Bruce Bissell from the Fabulous Fenwick Lions; Tove Bowman from Fonthill Rotary; Brian Buchanan from Fonthill Lions; Eleanour Cumming from Fenwick Lioness; Andrea Keus from Pelham Soccer Club; Mary Lamb from the Heritage Committee; Yann Morais from Pelham Tennis; Sharon Margeson from the Royal Canadian Legion; Colleen McCarthy from Pelham Cares; Ian McLeod from the Cadets; Ahsley Moore from Niagara Centre Skating Club; Sheryl Pitre from Communities in Bloom; Dave Schulz from Community Policing; Louise Stayzer from Fonthill Lioness; Els Swart from the Pelham Art Festival; Tim Vanderweide from Please see PEER/page 12


VOICE Staff Pelham Town Councillors took a new approach to the site alteration bylaw issue on Monday night, using creative problem solving training they’d recently acquired. Instead of opening the floor to questions and comments from councillors, which often lead to debate, the Mayor asked councillors to come up with important facts about the issue. With a list of more than 20 facts, which included the concerns over noise and volume of traffic trucks cause bringing fill to create berms and the fact that quarries are exempt from any site alteration bylaw created by the town, councillors were given “dots” to put next to the three facts they felt most important. Each councillor was then given the opportunity to defend their three choices. In the end the facts were narrowed down to just four: that there is an occurrence of large berms being constructed; that any action by council does not negatively impact farm operations and that any exemptions to a site alteration bylaw be crystal clear; there is a need to protect waterways and other environmental features; and that enforcement be respectful and constructive.

MAYOR Dave Augustyn writes facts on a large easel Monday night as part of a creative problem solving exercise to deal with the site alteration bylaw. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo The next step was to create recommendations to create an a list of “How might we” action plan. questions that will form the While the process took more basis for a staff review of the than an hour council had issue. narrowed the issue down to Staff will answer the “how the most important facts and might we” questions with a created a starting point for series of ideas, will create a set staff to resolve the issue. of criteria to evaluate the ideas, With council chambers and bring recommendations full to standing room only, based on the questions and councillors agreed the site answers to the next Policy and alteration bylaw has a lot of Priorities meeting on Nov. 19. attention from residents and It was made clear council therefore the fact finding will not be passing a site process would be posted on alteration bylaw on Nov. the town’s website, www. 19, only evaluating staff’s

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United Way South Niagara cashes in on gift matching and Palotas Finance Solution recently stepped up to be another donor at the Leadership Giving Level. Their donation will be matched by the Three Amigos. The United Way South Niagara will also receive another $500 in a corporate match from Sunlife Financial, since Burrow and Palotas Finance is associated with Sunlife. The United Way will receive $2,500 because Burrow and Palotas stepped up to donate $1,000. Burrows noted he has also committed to donating at the leadership level in 2013 and 2014, adding another $2,000 to the gift over a three year period. “We value the United Way South Niagara and the good work they do,” said Burrows, noting he and


VOICE Staff Not only has the Three Amigos leadership match challenge inspired members of the South Niagara community to give to the United Way South Niagara at a leadership level, it’s inspired some to give well beyond this year’s campaign. The Leadership Match challenge, created by Pelham Councillor Peter Papp and friends Terry Duffy and Rick Lowe, will match every leader level donation of $1,000 or more up to $15,000. So far, says Papp, the challenge has been a great success and a number of donors have stepped up to the $1,000 level of giving. Don Burrows and Catharine Palotas, from Pelham, of Burrows

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Gearing up for annual food drive Things are gearing up once again for the holiday season and with this brings the Pelham Community Food Drive. The drive will take place on Saturday, December 1st starting at 9:30 am. Residents, in the urban areas of Pelham, are asked to put out their non-perishable food on their porch, which will be picked up by one of many volunteers. If residents wish to make a monetary donation which will go to Pelham Cares, organizers ask that cheques be

made payable to Pelham Cares and placed in a sealed envelope and given to the volunteer. For those living in the rural areas of Pelham, or those residents unable to donate the day of the drive, food can be dropped off after Dec 1st at the following locations: Century 21 Today Realty, Clare’s Cycle and Sports, Meridian Credit Union, North Pelham Avondale, Star Tile Centre, and at the Pelham Cares office.. Volunteers are needed to go door to door

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An extraordinary event for extraordinary folk So, I’ve been a little tough on the town lately regarding bylaws, but it isn’t all bad. In fact there are some things this town does very well, dare I say “extraordinary”. I attended the annual Volunteer Recognition event last week where Town Council and Staff handed out 20 awards to dedicated and hardworking volunteers in our community. The fact the town recognizes the contribution volunteers make to our community is terrific. The way they do it is just as wonderful. To start, the event is a very nice evening. This year held at Lookout Golf and Country Club, the evening featured wonderful appetizers, a beautiful spread of cheeses, fruits and vegetables, delicious wine, and, most importantly, an ambiance that said the evening was special.

The people I chatted with were, for the most part, very appreciative of the way the evening was planned and those volunteers in attendance certainly felt appreciated. The evening also features a guest speaker - someone who is entertaining, inspiring and, best of all, not boring. This year’s speaker was Bob Koehler, from Fonthill. Again, everyone I talked with mentioned how wonderful his talk was and how much it was enjoyed. One of the best parts of the evening is that the town looks to the many groups, organizations and committees in our community who rely on volunteers to select the award winners each year. Hence, the name Peer Award. Each group in Pelham nominates one of their volunteers to receive

the award so the Peer Award is not only an opportunity for the town to thank volunteers, it’s an opportunity for groups to recognize their own volunteers who give of their time and talents. I believe it means more to the recipients that their colleagues have had a hand in the recognition process. Many of the recipients last week were truly shocked, believing they were there to see someone else receive the peer award. The town also recognizes the many businesses in town who support the work of volunteer groups and agencies. Again, it’s done through a nomination process from those groups. Each of the groups in town list all of the businesses who have helped them in some way. The

Community Corporate Award goes to the business who simply is listed the most - meaning they’ve helped the most organizations. I think it means a lot that businesses, who are asked repeatedly for donations, are recognized as good corporate citizens not only by the town but by those they support. The award itself is also pretty special. A glass Inukshuk created and made in Pelham by Bobber’s Glass Studio, each award is unique and hand crafted. They’ve become a coveted symbol of volunteer appreciation and I know there are many people in this town who would love to have one on their own mantel. Congratulations to everyone who received an Inukshuk last week, they are certainly well deserved. Congratulations

(sincere congratulations) also to the town for making an effort to recognize volunteers in a wonderful way.

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Construction on Effingham seems too much Oh gosh. If you haven’t seen the road construction on Effingham Street at Sulphur Springs Road, well, consider yourself lucky. The street has been widened by six feet on both sides, resulting in a tremendous amount of silt clogging the 12 Mile Creek and

a spring fed tributary. Sidewalks on both sides and curbs? You wonder, is there a school to be built nearby? Money is hard to find and the town has managed it well in the past but on this very expensive, over the top road project, well, I

think the town dropped the ball. It’s too late now of course, but wouldn’t it be nice for our youth to finally get their skate park? A nice chunk of change from the above project might have gone in a Pelham Twin Rink Fund.” Imagine a bright, well built set of rinks and

the tournaments that could be hosted, the senior hockey leagues for both women and men, figure skating competition, Learn to Skate and Power skating lessons, even a speed skating club. All those activities generate much needed revenues for the town

and employment opportunities. It’s with a heavy heart I look upon what progress has done to the Effingham Valley. Lynncy Powell Pelham

Was Isaac wearing helmet? Scare event thanks I read about the tragic death of Isaac Riehl but no mention was made about whether he was wearing protective head gear. I have seen numerous young people skateboarding around Fonthill and have yet to see any of them wearing any protection. Building a skateboard park may be a good idea but there will still be severe injuries and possible deaths if these kids do not protect themselves. If Isaac had a chance

of survival with head gear I think this should be mentioned because if even one child is persuaded by their parents to wear it that could be one more life saved. I also see many teenagers riding bikes in the dark with no reflective clothing or helmet. Veronica Douglas Fenwick

On behalf of the interact club of E. L. Crossley Secondary school I would like to thank the community for their generous donations. A special thank you to the volunteers of Pelham Cares for giving their time in the evening to receive and sort food items. Last but not least thank you to The Voice of Pelham for promoting our event and contributing to its success. Sarah Read and the E. L. Crossley Interact

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Regional Councillor The long and complicated budget building process is almost complete at the Region of Niagara. The process has become far more structured than it was when I was elected nine years ago. Back then we would pile thick binders on the table and review department budgets line by line in what some would characterize as micromanagement style. Then we asked staff to prepare three budget scenarios: +3%, 0% and -3%. Again, this was an exhausting process with much of the work discarded. Several years ago we decided to begin our process with guidelines based upon taxpayers’ affordability. Departments, agencies, boards and commissions were directed to prepare budgets based upon this guidance. Over the last six years we have met or exceeded this guidance so that the average annual regional tax increase has been held to 0.6%, well below the cost of living annual increases. Albeit, this was also during a period of provincial uploading of services so this additional provincial funding assisted us in budget preparation. However, it should be noted that our annual tax increases in Niagara have been far less than the other five regions in Ontario. We still begin with taxpayer affordability as the key driver and to that we add an increase for the new assessment coming in from new houses, businesses and industry in Niagara. Stress that this is “new” assessment not a change in your current household assessment as calculated by MPAC. The second driver for the budget building process is sustainability. That is to say that we can’t use one-time dollars, say from a government uploading, to prepare a multi-year budget as sustainable. The final driver for budget

development is multi-year planning. Until this year the region of Niagara has had an infrastructure deficit. That is the building, repair and replacement of our infrastructure would cost far more than our annual budget and debt financing would allow. This infrastructure deficit has been reduced by the large capital projects funded by the provincial and federal government as stimulus to help us through the recession. Burgoyne Bridge replacement is one such project and I am sure that everyone is aware of the large number of roads projects underway the last few years in Niagara. The most recent big ticket item to be approved is the replacement of the sewer lagoons in Niagara-on-the-Lake with modern sewage facilities. The Corporate Services Department reviewed the way in

which costs have been allocated among departments and has proposed a more streamlined process with the revenues from this change being directed to achieving a balanced 10 year capital budget. The budget process began on June 7 with council approving this year’s budget guidance. There are two aspects to the budget: funds coming from rate driven activities and funds coming from levy (tax) driven activities. Within those two areas, the budgets are separated along two categories: operating budgets and capital budgets. Budget meetings are usually held on a Thursday and we meet as a total council in Committeeof-the-Whole. Last Thursday we met all day starting at 8:30 a.m. and finishing after 6 p.m. For departments of Niagara Region some budgets achieved guidance

or less and some could not meet the guidance limits but collectively they do meet the guidance set by council. A gencies, Boards and Commissions will present their budgets this Thursday. At this time the proposed Niagara Regional Police Services budget appears to push the entire regional budget 0.3% above guidance. Under law Council may accept or reject that budget but cannot direct where budget cuts can be made. If rejected, the NRPS Board may appeal to a provincial tribunal. Alternatively council may accept their budget and either seek further cuts in other budgets to achieve guidance or raise taxes to achieve the funds that exceed the original guidance. Brian Baty is a Niagara Regional Councillor for the Town of Pelham brian.baty

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Better communication BY SARAH MURRELL

VOICE Staff A committee of Town of Pelham staff, from all departments and professions, has examined communication at Town Hall and made a list of recommendations to council. Using the town’s newly acquired creative problem solving skills the committee created a business case that outlines the problems with communications at town hall and some ideas to resolve those

problems. Pointing out communications is at the heart of all of the town’s business, from internal staff communication to customer service communication, committee member and Deputy Clerk Jordan Arcaro told council there is a lack of consistency, lack of branding and the town’s communication is not integrated, simple to use or barrier free. By utilizing staff from all areas of the town the ideas to resolve communications issues include


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STUDENTS of A.K. Wigg Sam Abbott-Tate (left), Hayley Nicholas, Sydney Zides and Richard Pauls helped Pelham Cares volunteer Harold Griffin load up boxes of canned goods the school collected in a Halloween for Hunger food drive as a Me to We event. The school collected more than 500 cans to help out the local food bank in advance of the Christmas season. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

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New designer joins downtown shop Shape, colour, texture, form and style…these are all things on Andrea Hilts mind in her new position with Fonthill Art & Home. The newest member to the design team, Andrea brings a wealth of experience to those visiting the downtown Fonthill Art & Home store. Her out of the box design ideas and keen ability to help others find their design style are just some of her talents. Growing up in one of Niagara’s most successful drapery stores, Andrea has been submersed in the design world for most of her life. Eight years ago, she started focusing on design full time and has since been working on design aspects for hotels, model homes, weddings and home décor. Working with customers to find out “what they really love” is one of the things that Andrea enjoys most about her role. Jean Bancroft, owner of Fonthill Art & Home, is excited about Andrea joining the already strong design team. “Andrea is just so full of fresh ideas and is really great about finding framing and design solutions that work for our customers.” Along with Paul Smith and Jean, Andrea will be in the store to assist those looking for unique home décor and custom framing. In addition, she will be available for in-home design consultations. The team invite you to stop by the store (corner of Pelham & Hwy#20) and check out all of the unique pieces for your home. They are currently getting ready for the Downtown Stroll on Nov. 7 and will have a great selection of gift ideas, refreshments and promotions! For further information about Fonthill Art & Home, call 905.228.2092, visit online at www. or stop by 1462 Pelham Street. Visit www. for the full listing of Downtown Stroll festivities occurring Nov. 7.

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THE Town of Pelham honoured Pelham’s war dead on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Cenotaphs in Ridgeville (pictured), Fenwick and Fonthill. MPP Tim Hudak (left) as well as a representative from MP Dean Allison, Mayor Dave Augustyn, Councillor John Durley and others laid wreaths at all three Cenotaphs. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

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Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as a symbol of Remembrance, our visual pledge to never forget all those Canadians who have fallen in war and military operations. The Poppy also stands internationally as a “symbol of collective reminiscence”, as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. When you wear a Poppy or display a Wreath, you honour the war dead and help ex-service personnel and their dependents. Everyone should be encouraged to war a Poppy, as it is a way for all Canadians to honour the memory of the thousands of Canadians who gave their lives in the defence of freedom. This freedom, however, also means having the right to choose and it is a person’s right not to wear a Poppy if they choose not to.

Traditionally, the Poppy is worn during the Remembrance period, which is from the last Friday in October to the end of the day on 11 November. The Poppy is always worn on the left breast, close to the heart. There have been many queries related to the wearing of the lapel Poppy, specifically as it relates to using a Canada flag pin or other such fastening device in the center of the Poppy. It is the position of the Legion that the Poppy is the sacred symbol of Remembrance and should not be defaced in any way. No other pin, therefore, should be used to attach it to clothing. While this should be the practice of all Legionnaires, it is recognized that the Legion cannot control its form of wear by the public. It is undoubtedly better to wear a Poppy with a Canadian flag in

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the center than not to wear a Poppy at all. The best that we can do is to encourage Legionnaires to wear it properly. The lapel Poppy may be worn throughout the whole of the Remembrance period. However, many people place their Poppy at the base of the cenotaph in respect at the end of the Remembrance Day Ceremony. This is fully acceptable.

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Knights of Columbus, council 13903 St Alexander’s in Fonthill, were very proud to be able to present a Cheque for $2,500 to the “Child Advocacy Centre Niagara” in St Catherines. Pictured from left to right Grand Knight Dan Gallacher, Executive Director Cindy Paskey, CHRP and Past Grand Knight Richard McDermott /Special to the Voice

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20 Peer awards and one corporate award handed out Continued from page 1 Fenwick Volunteer Firefighters; Lance Wiebe from Canada Day Committee; Bev Yungblut from the Pelham Farmers’ Market and Kimberly Zawaly from Girl Guides. Community organizations also nominated local businesses who have supported them over the past year.

“One business stood out,” said Augustyn, noting it was on more of the organizations lists than any other. Meridian Credit Union received the Corporate Community Award, which was accepted by Branch Manager John Wink. “It’s about giving time, not just money,” said Augustyn, noting members of the branch are active in many events.

Meridian, he said, is a “wonderful corporate sponsor in our community.” Each recipient received a glass inukshuk, created by Bobber’s Glassworks on Effingham Road.

THE 2012 PEER Award winners: Els Swart (back, left), Ian McLeod, Sheryl Pitre, Bruce Bissell, Brian Buchanan, John Wink for Meridian Credit Union, Lance Wiebe, Tim Vanderweide, Andrea Keus, Ashley Moore, Kimberly Zawaly, Bev Yungblut, Colleen McCarthy, Eleanor Cumming, Sharon Margeson, Louise Stayzer and Tove Bowman. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

Fonthill Sobeys store offering support for hospital Ron Kore, owner of Fonthill Sobey’s held the first “Toonies for your Tomorrow” fundraising event in Pelham in 2010, raising over $5000 for urgently needed capital equipment at the Welland Hospital Site. It has been and will continue to be Ron’s personal mission to make a difference. From Friday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 25th, Sobeys Fonthill customers will have the opportunity to contribute $2 at the checkout to be donated to Welland Hospital Foundation to support equipment purchases. Silent auction items will also be set up around the store for shoppers to bid on.

Local members of the Welland Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and volunteers from the Foundation’s Special Events Committee will be assisting with the Silent Auction tables and also helping Sobey’s staff to bag groceries during the fundraising event.  “We want to be on hand to answer any questions that the public may have and help our local community get a clear understanding of the local impact of their contributions”, explains Welland Hospital Foundation President, Derek Moore. “Ron Kore is setting a fine example of how critical third- party-event funding is to our hospital system.”

Kore is hopeful that the Pelham community will rally alongside him. According to Kore, “Even if we only generate enough funds to purchase one piece of equipment, its better than doing nothing.” “We are excited and grateful to be working with Sobeys on this project” explains Sue Guarasci, Chair of the Foundation’s Special Events Committee. “Our objectives are only met through the generosity of individuals and businesses that step up, donate and assist us in attaining our goal of providing quality healthcare close to home.”

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ONGOING • Ladies of all ages are invited to join a fun relaxed league - Pelham Ladies Volleyball Recreational League. Tuesdays 8:3010:00pm at ELCrossley. Cost is $85 for season. Call Gayle at 380-5756 or Chris at 892-1257 • Welland Hospital Auxillary Gift Shop now offering one of a kind Christmas Gifts. Seasonal hours: Weekdays 10am8:30, Sat. 1-4, Sun. 1-8:30. • Adult Book Clubs, Pelham Library. Space is now available. Call for times and dates. Please register ahead. $5 includes book and refreshments. • Mondays at 7 p.m. Sing Niagara Women’s A Cappella Chorus at Paroisse Immaculee Conception Church, 99 Garner St, St. Catharines. Call 905-892-1640 or visit • Tuesdays 7 p.m. Tuesday Night Bingo, St. Ann’s Parish, 834 Canboro Rd., Fenwick. Wheelchair accessible. Info 905-8926123. • Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. SPAN (Single Professional Association of Niagara) meets at Bailey’s 111 Highway 20 East Fonthill - for info: Lynie 905788-0359 • Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. A Cappella Niagara Men’s Chorus Meets at St. John Ambulance, 5734 Glenholme Ave., Niagara Falls. Info: Bob 892-2336

$10.00 includes sub lunch and drink. Please register the month ahead in order to pick up your book. • Wednesdays - 1st & 3rd of the each month, at 2 p.m. Pelham Community Church Worship Service, 461 Canboro Rd, Fenwick. • Thursdays (first Thursday of every month) 1:30 p.m. to p.m. SOS (Survivors of Stroke) Everyone is welcome. Info call Ann 905-892-1621 • Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Euchre at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-892-3408. • Saturdays, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 Regional Road 20. Saturdays - 10am. - 1 pm. Computer Tutor & Gadget Clinic-One on one help and training. $5.00 per 1/2 hour. Please register ahead in person to reserve your space. • Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) for fellowship, friendly competition and a more active lifestyle. Info www. • Meals on Wheels. Available for Seniors and Adults with Disabilites in Pelham. Hot or Frozen Meal options, delivered Monday to Friday. Volunteers also needed. Contact Melissa 905-788-3181 ext. 25.

• Alternate Wednesdays. 1:00-3:00 pm. Drop-in Bridge at Pelham Library. Ask for Schedule at front desk.

• Interested in singing with the Robert Wood Singers? Please contact Barb Snopek at 905-7356425 or at joe.snopek020@ to arrange details.

• NEW Fourth Tuesday of the month, at 11 a.m. Maple Acre Library Book Club. Jessica Stewart leads this lunch hour discussion.

•Volunteers Needed in Fonthill, Fenwick, Ridgeville for the Meals on Wheels program, Friendly Visiting

program and also requires volunteer drivers to take seniors to appointments. Offer flexible hours and mileage reimbursement. Call Laura Dumas at 905788-3181 ext. 27 or email UPCOMING Friday, November 9 • 11:30am-1:00pm Legion Lunch. Pork Roast with Mashed potatoes, gravy and apple sauce. $10. Saturday, November 10 • 9:30-11:30am Meditation Morning, Preregister with Fonthill Library, $3. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 10- 11 •10:00am-5:00pm Art Studio Annual Christmas Open House. Beverly Sneath Art Studio, 1341 Effingham St., Ridgeville and Kim Makkreel Art Studio, 346 Canboro Rd. Ridgeville. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 10-11 & Sat.-Sun. Nov. 17-18 • Noon to 4:30 p.m. The Greater Niagara Model Railroad Engineers Fenwick Central Railroad Open House, 1141 Maple Street, Fenwick. See a working model rail layout and talk to our model rail engineers. Free, donations appreciated. Monday, November 12 • 10:00am- 2:00pm. Blood type clinic at the Fonthill Library. • 7:00pm Survivors of Stroke Meeting. Niagara Region HQ, Meeting Rm 4. Tuesday, November 13 • 7:30pm Hustle Your Bustle: A Romp & Stomp Through Niagara’s Past with Performer and writer Maja Bannerman. $5. Preregister. • 7:00pm Annual General Meeting of the North Pelham Youth Assoc. Inc. at the North Pelham Hall, 1718 Maple Street. All welcome. Friday, November 16 • 11:30am-1:00pm Legion Lunch. Oven fried Buttermilk Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables. $10.

Saturday Nov. 17th • 9:00am - 1:00pm Fall Bazaar, St. Ann’s Church, 834 Canboro Road, Fenwick. Pierogies, Baked goods, Gift Baskets, Poinsettias, Silent Auction. • 10:00am - 3:00pm “Homes for the Holidays” Christmas House tour of six homes and Fonthill United Church beautifully decorated by local designers. Tickets: $18.00 available at the Church 905 892 6433 & participating decorators. • 10am-1pm Christmas in the Country. First Presbyterian Church, 602 Metler, North Pelham. Quilts, rugs, baking, aprons, handcrafts, floral decor. Coffee and muffins at 9:30am. Lunch from 11am-1pm. • 10:00am - 3:00pm “Homes for the Holidays” Christmas House tour of six homes and Fonthill United Church beautifully decorated by local designers. Tickets: $18.00 available at the Church 905 892 6433 & participating decorators. •7:30. Interior Makeover with Brian E. Burgess $4.00. Please register ahead. Monday, November 19 •7:30. Interior Makeover with Brian E. Burgess $4.00. Please register ahead. Tuesday, November 20 • 9:30-11:30 am Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar, Fonthill United Church Hwy 20 & Canboro Rd. Handmade crafts, baked goods and canned items. Speaker, Coffee, tea and treats, door prizes. $7. Free babysitting. Wednesday, Nov. 21 • 6:00-7:00pm or 7:308:30pm, Holiday Cupcake Decorating. Ages 14 and up. Preregister with Fonthill Library. $7.50. Friday, November 23 • 11:30am-1:00pm Legion Lunch. Classic Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetables. $10.

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E.L. Crossley track team successful at SOSSA match The E.L.Crossley Cyclone placed third (1 point behind 2nd) overall at SOSSA (Southern Ontario Secondary School Association) Cross Country on Oct 25th at Burgoyne Woods. The team placed 2nd overall boys and 2nd overall girls. This is the best Crossley has done at SOSSA Cross Country in 20 years! All 6 of Crossley’s teams placed in the top 5 overall scores.

TO advance to OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations), a team must place in the top 2 teams or in the top 4 runners (not on a team) to advance. A team score consists of 4 runners who add up their final placements as a runner to be their overall team score. If 2 teams tie, then the 5th runner is used. Crossley had 2 teams to advance to OFSAA and one

Mossimo’s downs Port Colborne 6-1 The Mossimo’s Peewee Panthers continued their strong start to the season with a win against Port Colborne Team # 1. Braeden Prout put the Panthers on the scoreboard by netting a rebound off a shot from Dean Coates from Jeremy Pollard. Coates found the back of the net early in the 2nd frame with the help of Prout & Hayden Stewart. Nick Yioldassis beat the Port Colborne netminder with the assistance of Nick Chambers

& Prout, then Pollard picked up his own rebound to score from his knees with assists awarded to Coates & Chambers. Braeden Prout rounded out a hat trick game in the 3rd period by first tipping in Noah Wouthuis’ shot from the blue line and then landing a short-handed goal from Chambers & Wouthuis. Goalie Tristan Barnhart & blueliners, Ethan Guitard, Zach Baltrusiunas, Wouthuis & Stewart were solid in their zone in the 6-1 victory


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Free Gas Bantams have great start The Pelham Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam No Body Checking team, sponsored by Free Gas Company Ltd., has had a very successful start to their 2012-2013 season. This is the second season in which the PMHA has offered a No Body Checking division and it began with many of the same players as last season’s inaugural Peewee team, with some welcome additions. The team has come together quickly and is playing exciting and fast hockey. The Bantam NBC team plays in a league with three Grimsby teams, as well as a team from Beamsville and a team from Niagara on the Lake. NOTL is where the season

started on Oct. 9 with a spirited exhibition game which saw two evenly matched teams and a tight game that ended in a 5 to 4 loss. The next evening the official season began when the team hosted Grimsby #2 in a game where Pelham held the lead for the first two periods but which ultimately ended in a 5-5 tie. On Oct. 14 the team played a road game hosted by Grimsby # 3 which culminated in a disappointing 7-5 loss. The team rallied back the following Wednesday at home against Grimsby # 1 in another feisty match which had Pelham in the lead until the bitter final few minutes when the opposition


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was able to take advantage of their power play to even it up at 2-2. After a week off with no ice the team next battled Beamsville at home on Oct. 24. Their determination was evident from the first few seconds of the game and their solid and consistent effort was unwavering. The game was never out of their control and resulted in a well earned and emotional 7-4 win. Thus far top offensive points goes to David Coyne, followed by Jeremy Colangelo, Graeme Ciccarelli, Ethan Keus, Ethan Ratcliffe, James Field and Rajvir Sohi, with equally notable offensive work by Josh

Oussoren, Sam Abbott-Tate and Chris Slobodzian. Top points on the blue line goes to Richie Pauls followed by Nicholas Song and Patrick Coupland, with equally focused defensive efforts from Christian Harford, Hannah Hennessy, Gillian Hennessy, and Willy Lalonde, And of course, the net minders, Braeden Chow and Daniel Van Alstine, have done a phenomenal job at keeping the team in the game at all times!. The team’s home games are every Wednesday evening at 8 pm at the Pelham Arena. If you are hungry for entertaining hockey during the NHL lock out, come out and cheer on your Bantam NBC team!

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Sweet revenge for Baron Roofing Pelham peewees

Baron Roofing Peewee Pelham Panthers played back to back games against Port Colborne on the weekend. The Saturday game featured great goal tending at both ends of the ice. Port Colborne was first to score with 7:48 left in the 1st period. Less than 2 minutes later Panther forward Jared Sloan would tie it up with assists from linemates Matthew Vandenhaak and Lukas White. Despite great defensive play by Pelham’s Mitchell Karnay, Mitchell Waldt, Connor Adams and Denver Parent backed up by the solid goal tending of Brock Pellow, the opposition was able to score when the puck was deflected off a skate and into the Pelham net for a final score of 2-1 for Port Colborne. In the words of Coach Steve Scott, “The Panthers

played as a team and gave it 110% - it was a tough loss because we played like a winning team.” With the previous game being as closely contended as the upcoming US Presidential election, Pelham needed to wage a desperate campaign to ensure the victory. A slow start for Pelham in both the 1st and 2nd periods resulted in 3 goals for Port Colborne. A small glimmer of hope was seen at the end of the second when Connor Adams and Jacob Gula set up Zachary Pasma for Pelham’s 1st goal of the game. Port Colborne would score again in the 3rd period taking a 4-1 lead. A deflated Panther bench would be forced to dig deep and resurrect Obama’s “Yes We Can” message from the

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The Fonthill Lioness Draw was held on Oct. 9th. Winners were lst prize: Shannon Lord (gift certificate for $350 at Vintage Hotels in Niagara-On-The-Lake) and 2nd prize: Don Metler (gift certificate for $150 at Vermeers Garden Gift Centre). The Fonthill Lioness would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Pictured (left to right) Lioness Del Leney, Don Metler, Shannon Lord and Lioness Eleanor Arbour. /Special to the Voice

Holiday Open House Please come join us Wednesday November 7th 6-9PM Come preview the latest in jewellery trends and holiday accessories. Meet our guest diamond representative. Open house jewellery specials. Complimentary gift wrapping. Enter to win door prizes! While you enjoy some holiday cheer and refreshments our goldsmith will be on hand to professionally clean your rings to a sparkle for the holidays. Thomas Steele will answer your jewellery repair and custom design questions.

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Diamond Dazzle Stik demos! This new portable jewellery cleaning product (value $9.95) makes the perfect stocking stuffer. Free Diamond Dazzle Stik to first 50 attendees!

3 month layaway • Wish List Registry • Complimentary Gift Wrapping Custom designing • Repairs • Goldsmith on premises • 905-892-3732 Fonthill Shopping Centre • Hwy 20


&Downtown Stroll

2 NOVEMBER 7 - 11, 201

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.