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ISAAC RIEHL’s friends, Reese Ashbee (left), Max Schwarts (hidden), his brother Jacob Riehl and Nick Lascavo release a paper lantern into the night sky. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

While the flagpole in downtown Fenwick is set to be the centre piece of a revitalized village core, the iconic landmark is currently missing it’s top few feet. The top of the flagpole was “carefully” removed by Ewing Flagpole Company on March 28 in preparation for it to be restored. Terry Myles, of Ewing Flagpole, explained the restoration of the flagpole includes the addition of a pulley system so the flagpole will be fully functional and able to raise and lower a flag on special occasions, and also includes minor structural reinforcements and improvements. He also said the flagpole will end up being several feet taller than it was. Myles said each cross piece will be removed individually over the next few days, and replaced to strengthen the structure, noting he wasn’t sure exactly what work would be required until his staff had a look at the pole and it’s construction. That work will likely slow traffic in the area as it is completed. The flagpole is an important historical and emotional part of Fenwick’s community, marking many special events in the village’s history, including the return of young villagers returning from service

Birthday wishes for Isaac BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff

On March 28, 1998, at around 2:30 in the afternoon, Isaac Reihl entered the world a month early, and in a bit of a hurry. Fifteen years later a group of family, friends, and neighbours gathered at Harold Black Park to pay tribute to the young man, celebrate his short life, and send birthday wishes to him in Heaven. Max Schwartz, a good friend of

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Isaac’s, and his mother Cheryl, who celebrated her birthday the day before, wanted to do something to pay tribute to Isaac on his 15th birthday, so they organized a tribute at Harold Black Park by inviting his friends and family to light and release paper lanterns. As the lanterns floated into the dark sky the crowd sang Happy Birthday to Isaac, yelled out birthday wishes or simply cheered. Cheryl explained the lanterns symbolize Isaac and the way he lit up a room, noting the tiny fires

inside the delicate paper lanterns also symbolized the fire, the passion for life, Isaac had inside. Bonita Riehl, Isaac’s mom, said it was a “good day” and the tribute at the end of her son’s birthday made it a positive one. Surrounded by people of all ages who came together to pay tribute to her son, Bonita said she was amazed it had turned into such a huge event and amazed, once again, at the number of lives her son had touched.

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Pelham Cares marks 30 years of serving community BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff

Last week Pelham Cares held its annual general meeting, the 30th annual general meeting for the organization. What stood out, aside from the fact the non-profit enjoyed an exceptional year in 2012, was that the work of Pelham Cares has remained unchanged in 30 years. Those who created Pelham Cares in 1983 saw a need and worked to fill it. “They must have got it right,” said current president Jane Gilmour, explaining Pelham Cares still provides the same services as they did 30 years ago, they are just “much bigger” now. The other commonality from the first annual meeting in January of 1983, as noted in the minutes, and last week’s 30th AGM, said Gilmour, is a need for a permanent home for Pelham Cares. The meeting was a kick-off for Pelham Cares’ 30th Anniversary year and a celebration of the work of the organization, it’s volunteers and staff, and executive. Highlighting that work, said Gilmour, was the organization’s recognition with the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.. The award recognizes individuals and groups for their exceptional

volunteer contributions to their communities and to the province. Calling it the highlight of 2012, Gilmour said the award exemplifies the fact that the originators of Pelham Cares had a wonderful idea and for more than 30 years the volunteers have worked to make Pelham Cares what it is today. Part of the recognition of the work of the organization were clients of Pelham Cares who spoke at the AGM, giving an emotional account of how Pelham Cares has impacted their lives. Melissa, a single mother of six children, told those in attendance that she has been in some major trauma in the past two years. “In the middle of my trauma and my grief a beautiful organization came to my rescue, Pelham Cares,” she said, explaining she had no food in her house and no idea when she would get the money to buy some. “As soon as I walked in the door I felt so welcomed by the staff and volunteers,” she said, noting she was timid and felt bad because she needed help. Noting she felt unworthy of the help, and as if she were a drain on society, Melissa recalled how little by little, month by month, “this beautiful organization helped me to see that, sometimes, we all need a little help.” For a family of seven, Melissa said she spends just $200 a month on groceries, including fresh foods and meat, because of the help from Pelham Cares,

which supplies her with enough food for the month and often gift cards to help buy milk, eggs, bread, produce and often meat. This year, with the help of Pelham Cares, my children were able to attend swimming lessons at the YMCA and take part in some of their programs. “This Christmas, when money was so tight and I thought how in the world will I be able to do this, Pelham cares again came to my aid,” she said. “I was in such a state of shock again. For not only did they have my Christmas meal for me, they picked out gifts for my children.” “I was in awe at the wonder of it all.” Melissa, in appreciation for all that Pelham Cares has done to help her family, has recently returned the favour, by becoming a volunteer driver. “That too has been a very rewarding experience for me. I get to give back and help those who have been so generous and helped me,” she said. “Thank you Pelham Cares, for showing love and compassion to not only me, but to so many other families in need in the Pelham Community.” A seven-year-old Pelham girl offered the same sentiment, thanking Pelham Cares for providing her with the opportunity to swim. Swimming for just a few years, the young Pelham resident has already passed all swimming levels and is already in Junior Lifeguard, one of the youngest to do so.

Swimming, she said, is “pretty easy” adding she has big feet that help her swim fast. Without swimming, she said she’d be “pretty sad”, noting she likes to swim a lot and having lessons means she knows what Olympic swimmers do so she can practice and prepare for a future Olympic career. Gilmour said without Pelham Cares, that talent would be “wasted”. Pelham Cares also experienced some positive changes in 2012. Last year the organization was welcomed into the Ontario Association of Food Banks. Gilmour says this gives Pelham Cares the opportunity to receive overruns from manufacturers, network with fellow food banks, receive mentoring and, in the future, mentor others starting a food bank. Gilmour noted that because food overruns are often full pallets of food that need to be picked up, what is available to Pelham Cares is shared with other local food banks, who generously pick up the pallets and then share the donations with Pelham. As the organization continues to provide food bank services, rides to medical appointments for seniors and sponsorship for young people in recreation activities, Pelham Cares also continues to look for volunteers and donations. To oversee the work of Pelham Cares, a new executive was elected at the AGM. The executive includes: Sandra

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Death, new life, and the coming spring My thoughts are going in several different directions this week, and I’m not sure where exactly this column is about to go. I, of course, am thinking of the passing of Peter Kormos. While he hasn’t been a representative of Pelham in many years, I’m sure he will be missed here in our community. I’m not an NDP voter (although the party’s union support has been much appreciated in my family over the years), but I did recognize Peter’s passion for his community, his ability to bring his ideas forward in creative ways, and, of course, the fact that he wasn’t afraid to be on “the outs” with his political colleagues, including his own party. I respected that about Peter, along with his views that the voters elected him and that’s where his loyalty stayed.

I think MPP Tim Hudak said it best when he noted we will not see the like of Peter Kormos again. Friends, as Peter always referred to those gathered to hear him speak at public events, are invited to sign a book being made available by Welland NDP MPP Cindy Forster in her Welland constituency office to express their grief and share condolences. Personally, I think Peter Kormos had the role of a politician perfected. He worked hard for those who voted for him; was always willing to offer a handshake and say hello to his ‘friends’; did what he thought was right; and never cared a lick for what people thought of him. Of course, I’m also thinking of Easter and spring. Truthfully, I’m wondering where the heck

spring is but that’s another story, one for the weatherman. Our family celebrated Easter over the weekend, as most of you did. I was thinking about those celebrations over the weekend and the juxtaposition of a Sunday morning in church with a Sunday afternoon devouring chocolate bunnies and hard boiled eggs of varying colours. Of course the Bible does not tell us to colour eggs and enjoy treats delivered by a rabbit, or hare as the original legend goes, but watching my kids, and hearing Matthew explain the meaning of new life after a Sunday School class, I realized Christ’s resurrection and the new life of spring, represented by the fertility of eggs and bunnies, are of course related. So we did our best to respect the enormity of the

Christian celebration of Easter while enjoying all the childlike fun of it. Alex’s perpetual scheming to eat all of the candy in sight notwithstanding, I think we succeeded and had a wonderful Easter. I hope all of you did as well. And as the weather (slowly) warms up, I’m also thinking of all the events coming up in our community. The current planning of Fenwick’s 160th and its promise of a family day full of fun; parades and carnivals; craft shows and art shows; market; concerts; Summerfest and Canada Day. It’s going to be another wonderful spring and summer season in The Town of Pelham, as it always is. As a mom I’m thinking of the boys and how much fun all of it will be. As the Editor of your Voice I”m thinking of all

the stories and photographs that we’ll be running and trying to plan ahead for a busy summer. Either way, I can already feel the community shrugging off the winter slumber, stretching out to meet the sun, and coming to life once again.

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LETTERS to the editor Great hospital care I want to express my gratitude to all the staff at Welland Hospital’s Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. The care they gave me when I was admitted on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 through Thursday, March 7th was excellent. A major bleed for someone on warfarin treatment is a very scary and life-threatening experience. I can’t say enough about the speedy and efficient care I received and the helpful, caring staff that took care of me. Jerrilyn McClellan Fonthil

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in World War II. The flagpole, currently at the intersection of Maple Street and Canboro Road, was moved to the spot in the late 1920s and has been a focal point for villagers ever since. In 2003 it was a focal point for the village’s 150th anniversary. Funds raised through the event, more than $7,000, were set aside for the restoration of the flagpole at that time. That money, along with funds from the Town of Pelham’s capital budget, will be used to fund the restoration of the flagpole. Mayor Dave Augustyn explained it didn’t make sense to restore the flagpole until beautification of the downtown core was started, explaining the 10-year wait for the

work to be done. “It’s good to see it getting done,” said George Alsop, who remembers leading a parade to the flagpole, as a young cadet, when the village’s young men came home from war. “It’s nice to see it isn’t going to be forgotten,” he said, after receiving the flag from the flagpole from Myles and Augustyn. The restoration, and replacement of the flagpole, is to be complete by June 1, the date of the village’s 160th anniversary celebrations. FENWICK resident George Alsop receives the flag from the Fenwick Flagpole from Ewing Flag president Terry Myles and Mayor Dave Augustyn as school children looked on to watch the work start to restore the flagpole. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

Creative problem solving to be used throughout Pelham For several months some senior members of staff and Pelham Town Councillors have been learning a creative problem solving technique based on the Simplexity system created by Dr. Min Basadur. Referred to as the “how might we” process, where staff and council begin to resolve a problem by asking “how might we” resolve the issue, the system will now be used in all areas of work within

the corporation. During a special meeting of council on March 25, called to deal specifically with a report suggesting an action plan that would put the creative problem solving technique to work throughout town hall, councillors accepted the plan to utilize the system throughout the corporation. The report highlighted how staff and some councillors answered

three questions: How might we continually improve customer service and service our customers better? How might we devise a method for council, the public and staff at all levels to identify areas of opportunity? How might council make better and quicker decisions? The system was first used publicly when council asked how might we create a site

alteration bylaw, which became the environmental protection bylaw. Since then it has been used to choose a location for the Riehl Skate park and take on the challenge of downtown parking.

“Council has now directed staff to draft a policy to embed problem solving into the way the town serves the community and does everyday activities,” said Mayor Dave Augustyn.

That policy is expected to be before council at the Policies and Priorities meeting of May 21, 2013.

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When nine-year-old Sam Reynolds saw the excitement around the Aviva Community Fund announcement, and heard the funding wouldn’t be enough to build a skate park in memory of Isaac Riehl, he decided he wanted to do something to help. In the car on the way home from E.L. Crossley that early morning, Sam said he started thinking about ideas to help raise funds and that night sketched out the first version of his final idea, a t-shirt to sell. The bright blue and green shirt, in the vibrant colours Isaac Riehl loved, features four long boards and four skateboards, each deck designed with something that connects to Isaac’s life. The first four decks had designs, Sam said, noting he had a soccer ball but not Isaac’s number on one board, and got help with the

other four designs from Isaac’s good friend Reese Ashbee. The words “Be Riehl. Be You” surround the skate board design. Sam said he never met Isaac, who died in an accident with a car when longboarding on Foss Road last October, but explained he wanted to help because the Riehl Skate Park is becoming a big thing for the community; Sam also wants a skate park in town; and he “doesn’t want people to be disappointed.” Now, with 500 shirts in his living room, Sam is ready to sell the shirts and raise funds for the skate park. Shirts are $15 each, and also come in purple for women, and are available at www.reihlskatepark. com. Sam said he will also be selling shirts in locations around town. SAM Reynolds shows off the shirt he created to raise funds for a new skate park in town. Sarah Murrell /Voice Photo

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OMHA GOLD PELHAM athletes Thomas Young, Nathan Ellis, Brody Taylor and Chad Maurice brought home a Gold medal to Pelham, in Major Bantam AAA hockey recently. The Southern Tier Admirals AAA team defeated Guelph, 3-1 in the finals, on Sunday, March 24 in Thorold. The OMHA Gold Champions will now participate in the OHF’s in Richmond Hill April 1-6. Congratulations Admirals! Good Luck in the OHF’s! /Special to the Voice

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Community Events ONGOING • 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 www.singniagara.com. • Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Bingo Night at St. Ann’s Church, 834 Canboro Rd, Fenwick Wheelchair accessible. • Tuesdays 6 p.m.-9 p.m. SPAN (Single Professional Association of Niagara) is a social club since 1982 for mature singles who meet and mingle at BaileyObrady’s,111 Hwy 20,  Fonthill,  every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Offers members a monthly calendar of social activities.  Further information, call Lynie @905-788-0359 • Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. A Cappella Niagara Men’s Chorus Meets at St. John a.m.bulance, 5734 Glenholme Ave., Niagara Falls. Info: Bob 892-2336 • Alternate Wednesdays. 1:00-3:00 p.m.. Drop-in Bridge at Pelham Library. Ask for Schedule at front desk. • Wednesdays - 1st & 3rd of the each month, at 2 p.m. Pelham Community Church Worship Service, 461 Canboro Rd, Fenwick. • Wednesday - last Wednesday each month. Euchre Night at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-8923408. • Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Free Art2 Workshops, Teens and Adults welcome to drop in. The Happy Place Studio, 1433 Pelham St. Fonthill. • 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 • Thursdays (first Thursday of every month) 4:00-7:00 p.m. Pasta Night,

St. Alexander Church, Fonthill. $10 adults, $5 child age 4-12. All you can eat. $9 for take out. Penne, meatballs, sausage, bean medley, garlic bread, salad, desserts, coffee, tea. Wine and Beer also available. Catering by Antipasto’s. • Fridays 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Legion Lunch • Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Euchre at North Pelham Youth Hall, 1718 Maple St. $3 admission. Call Rose for info: 905-892-3408. • Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 Knit Wits at Fonthill Library for knitters and crocheters. Drop in. $4 includes refreshments, • Saturdays, 2-4:30 p.m. Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 Regional Road 20. • 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. • Interested in singing with the Robert Wood Singers? Please contact Barb Snopek at 905-7356425 or at joe.snopek020@ sympatico.ca to arrange details. • Newcomers Club of St. Catharines & District welcomes women new to the region to participate in a variety of activities. Call Maureen 905-397-7593 or Gwen 905-641-9816 for details. •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 ldumas@csn.on.ca. UPCOMING Wednesday, April 3rd • 7:00 p.m. Talk by Robert Cooper, the Founding

Director of the ADHD Foundation of Canada. Wed. April 3 at 7:00. $2.00. Register ahead. Pelham Library. • 7:00 p.m. Niagara Freewheelers Bicycle Touring Club, Public Information Meeting. Niagara Regional Building, Schmon Parkway, St. Catharines. www. thefreewheelers.com, Paul Nemy 905-892-6584 • 7:00 p.m. Widows Information Network. Monica’s lingerie tips, free facials, tea/coffee. Faith Tabernacle, Fitch & South Pelham. Friday, April 5 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Legion Lunch Wednesday, April 10th • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Spring Tea at Holy Trinity Church, 1557 Pelham Rd, Fonthill. Tea room, Bake table, Trinkets and Treasures, Books. Friday, April 12 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Legion Lunch • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fab Fenwick Lions Fish Fry, Take Out, Centennial Park, Church St, Fenwick. Monday, April 8th Saturday April 13 • Clothing Drive: All styles and sizes of clothing for men, women and children being accepted. Pelham Public Library. Monday, April 15th • 7:00 p.m. Grans on the Go, A message of hope. Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill. How African Grandmothers are working for a better future for their grandchildren. Tuesday, April 16 • 2:00 p.m. Managing Hip or Knee Joint Pain For individuals with arthritis of hip and knee joints, strategies will be discussed on how to manage pain and mobility issues. We will discussion

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a program that helps with assessment and with navigating the health care system. Free. Register ahead. Pelham Public Library. Wednesday, April 17 • 7:30 p.m Giller Prize Winner Elizabeth Hay. Tickets: $10. Please purchase ahead. Fonthill Library. Friday , April 19 • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Legion Lunch • 5:30 p.m Fonthill United Church Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale. Adults $10, Children under 12 $5, Family max. $30 with children under 12. Sunday April 21 • 2:00 p.m. Around the World in a Tea Cup. Discover exotic teas from around the world. Pamela Cicci of Gwen’s Teas, St. Catharines, gives us a flavourful tour from a few of her wall of 200 teas. $4.00. Register ahead. Pelham Public Library. Friday, April 20 • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Legion Lunch • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fab

Fenwick Lions Fish Fry, Take Out, Centennial Park, Church St, Fenwick. Monday April 22 • 7:30 p.m. Pelham Horticultural Society meeting at Fonthill Library. Come and find out about Whistling Gardens, Canada’s newest Botanical Garden, located in Wilsonville, south of Brantford. Just officially opened last May, it has the largest public collection of conifers in the world. Tuesday, April 23 • 1:00-3:00 p.m. Niagara Women’s Connection, an inter-denominational Christian women’s club invites you to a relaxing afternoon of fun, friendship, information and inspiration. Spring Tea featuring Hilda Reiser of The Yardbirds Nature Shop, Port Colborne. We also have a very special speaker, Jane Baldwin who will present an inspirational message about choices, choosing and being chosen. Coffee, tea and homemade scones will be served and door prizes awarded all for only $7. Babysitting is provided free of charge.

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EASTER FUN HUNDREDS of kids descended on Marlene Stewart Streit Park Saturday morning to find thousands of chocolate eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny (who was on hand to greet the kids). Sarah Bradbury, 3, took a break from searching to check out her Easter baskets. The event was also a fundraiser for the Reihl Skate Park. James Whitaker /Voice Photo THE KIDS at Fonthill Baptist Church Nursery held their annual Hop-a-thon for Muscular Dystrophy on March 27 and 28, which included creating bunny ears to get in the spirit and some Easter treats, which Russell Letford couldn’t wait to take home and try. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

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