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“A skate park for Isaac Riehl helps the community heal.” It was the message friends and family of Isaac shouted as they staged a peaceful demonstration Friday evening to show their support for skate park in Pelham. The demonstration was organized after a neighbour to Harold Black Park objected, at the last minute, to having a skate park in the area and the Branscombe Family, who donated the land for Harold Black Park, used a decades old agreement to halt the park’s construction. “We want to show solidarity and that we support the park because it is in Isaac’s memory,” said Cheryl Schwartz of why the demonstration was organized. She went on to explain the timing of the

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objection, after so many people’s time and resources were used to choose Harold Black Park, and the way the objection was raised hurts the community. “We’re not going to change anyone’s mind,” said Isaac’s mother Bonita Riehl, adding she wouldn’t put Isaac’s park in Harold Black Park now anyway. “We don’t want something that is a happy memorial built where there is so much negativity.” The steering committee has chosen two other parks for the skate board park, Marlene Stewart Streit Park and the arena land. Bonita notes Marlene Stewart Streit is the top choice because there are no neighbours to object, adding she doesn’t want to go through this again. The final site choice does have to be approved by council, on June 17.


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Local business owners have teamed up to host a giant garage sale to benefit the community, and are challenging others to join them. Last year the owners of DJ Weight Management, Jayne Watson and Diane Watters, held a garage sale to benefit Ovarian Cancer. The event did so well they decided to do it again in 2013, and invited colleagues to join them. This year the duo has teamed up with Frank Adamson of Kwikfit Niagara, Kevin Bolibruck of Edward Jones Investments and Krysta Pratt of Studio Twenty. “We’re kind of a team now,” says Pratt, explaining she’s worked with DJ Weight Management recently on a Boot Camp program. Since they joined up for business, she thought it was time they joined up for community, adding she likes to support the community. Bolibruck got involved last year as a volunteer at the garage sale. “His wife donated him,” laughs

Watson, noting Bolibruck’s wife made a donation to the garage sale, said she couldn’t help out that day but offered Kevin’s services for the sale. Bolibruck continues to help out because it’s important, he says. “It’s my whole thing,” says the former professional hockey player. “You have more fun the more you give back.” Watson is also challenging other local business owners to join the group and help with the sale. The group is currently asking for donations of gently used items for the sale, which can be dropped of at 10 Regional Road 20 East in Fonthill, the location of Bolibruck’s office. Volunteers are also needed. This year the sale will benefit the United Way of South Niagara, says Watson, explaining the organization does good work and funds so many agencies in South Niagara. The garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Regional Road 20, the location of Kwikfit, DJ Weight Management and Edward Jones. For information call 905-892-9930 or 289-897-8903.

A card for everything BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff There’s a card for that. Roberta Reger Gaines and Kathy Zamejc Vogt, on one of their many walks together, often lamented the lack of suitable cards for “modern disasters”. About a year ago, after years of talk, they decided to make a card

for those events and created Calamity Lane Cards. The Fenwick residents spent the next six months combining old family photos with sentiments to create their card line. “Having a crazy family helps,” says Roberta, noting the photo album is full of unique and fun photos that can be used for cards. See CALAMITY/page 15

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Crossley 50th creates longstanding community legacy The site includes interactive forums and a chance to upload photos. The Facebook page E. L. Crossley Alumni has more than 600 members, and includes posts about present-day activities at the school as well. Dr. E.L. Crossley’s children, from left, Carol, Doris, Kel and Mary, attended the E.L. Crossley 50th Reunion.

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Crossley’s children to the opening ceremonies was seen as one of the weekend’s highlights. Kel Crossley spoke on behalf of the family, noting that his father’s legacy was farreaching in the community, but started right at home, inspiring Kel and his three sisters to become teachers. Al Bridgeman’s children recalled all the preparations necessary for their dad in the days before the school opened. As its first principal, there was much for Bridgeman to do, and although his young offspring were somewhat eager to help, they were also just as keen to ride the elevators all day. During the weekend, the memorial wall received many contributions; the names have been recorded, and posted on the Crossley Alumni Association’s website (noted below). Those who still have names to add may send a message through the site. Because of the amazing turnout and support of the community, the steering committee will hand over approximately $20,000 to the Crossley community. A committee representing students, staff, and alumni will entertain ideas for the funding, with the main criteria being that 50 per cent of the school population must benefit from the funding in years to come. A portion of the proceeds will also be retained to keep the alumni association operational. Annual events such as the Feast & Fest will be organized to provide the necessary funds for such costs as operating the website, which currently has more than 480 members. To learn more about upcoming events, to relive the 50th reunion weekend, or to become a member, visit


Even though the E.L. Crossley 50th Reunion weekend has come and gone, the legacy created by the greater Crossley community will be felt in Pelham and beyond for years to come. Various dignitaries, past faculty and staff and their families spent time at the school May 17 to 19, celebrating five decades of excellence in academics, athletics and arts. Alumni from across Canada and the United States spent three days catching up in person at the school with the mural. Events included opening ceremonies; a pub night; memory lane; alumni versus student sports competitions; a memorial wall; the dedication of the large gymnasium in Lorne Ward’s name; a street dance; family activities and closing ceremonies. The pub night and street dance both featured live bands, all with Crossley ties, headlined Saturday night by the 83 Allstars, which included many special guest appearances. With a desire to keep connected to the larger community and its past, the reunion committee welcomed displays in the 1960s decade room to celebrate alumni from Pelham High and Thorold-Fonthill High. Both schools closed after Crossley opened, so some students started at another school, but graduated from Crossley. “We just feel absolutely blessed by the group of people assembled here, those who helped organize, and those who came to celebrate with us,” noted Randy Daly, former principal and steering committee co-chair, during the weekend activities. “We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.” Welcoming four of Dr. E.L.

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On behalf of the E.L. Crossley 50th Reunion Steering Committee, we wish to thank the Pelham community for your contribution to our amazingly successful event. The many logistics packed into a multi-day event would not have come together as well as they did without the time, effort, expertise, and resources of many individuals, organizations and businesses. We were truly thrilled by the response of the Crossley community, who came together, young and young-at-heart – and all ages in between – to Connect-Celebrate-Crossley! In gratitude, Brian Baty and Randy Daly, co-chairs

E.L. Crossley 50th Reunion Committee members include: From left: Bob Hansen, Ed Goerzen, Cam Baty, Randy Daly, Elizabeth Best, Julie Killeen, Joel Culliford, Phil Culliford, Carolyn Mullin, Kelly Stayzer, Janet Cripps, Brian Baty, Krysten Bates, Karey Warden, Kevin Ker, Teri Lymburner, and Andrea McCollum. Absent: Louis Butko, Dave Colonico, Alyssa Freeman, and Kathryn Hrycusko.

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Student organizes garage sale for Maple Crest school BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Devon Lawrence is currently in Grade 5 at St. Alexander School, but his first school was Maple Crest Early School, which he attended until the end of Grade 1. When he heard his alma mater was fundraising to help cover the costs of converting a house to a new school, he decided to help.

“Since I had a really good time at the old school, I want the new students to have a really good time at the new school,” says Devon on why he wanted to help out. The 10-year-old explains he had a “lot of stuff to get rid of” so he thought a garage sale would be a good way to generate funds for Maple Crest. His mom, Kim, thought instead of just Devon, if they involved other families and Maple Crest Alumni they could make the fundraiser bigger.

Devon’s Maple Crest Alumni friends Katie McNevin and Nigel Temple will be helping with a bake table and lemonade while other families and neighbours are helping out as well, he says. Current students of Maple Crest are also helping out, he says, by creating goodie bags to sell. There will be kids toys, games, books, clothing, trading cards, and bikes and, of course, food, at the sale, says Devon. The sale is Saturday, June 15

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Letters to the Editor are welcome provided the submission contains the writer’s full name, signature, address and telephone number. Names only will be published. Names will not be withheld. The newspaper reserves the right to change, condense or reject any contribution for brevity or legal purposes. All Material in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction is prohibited without express, written permission of the publisher. Advertising: The VOICE of Pelham regrets any errors that appear in advertisements in this newspaper, however, we will not be held responsible for more than one incorrect insertion or for any damages beyond the amount of space which contains the error.

Bidding a fond farewell to the Voice of Pelham For the past 12 years I’ve been the editor of your Voice of Pelham, and I’ve truly enjoyed it. But, after 12 years I think it’s time for a change – for all of us, so I’ve resigned my position as editor. The June 19, 2013 paper will be my last edition. There have been a lot of changes in my personal life, not the least of which are my two beautiful boys. The more time I spend away from them working the more I wish I

was at home with them playing. As all parents know, especially moms, working full time and taking care of little children is a challenge. Coughs create havoc in our house as I scramble to find care for them, since they can’t go to daycare, and I weigh whether I should go to work or take them to a doctor. There are also the mornings when one or both of them just wants mom and I feel guilty heading off to work. In this business, there are also

evenings and weekends to work. There have been weeks, thankfully they are few, that I haven’t tucked the boys in once because of my work schedule. There are also some other things I’d like to work on for my own career, and they’re things I can do from home, so that’s going to be taking the bulk of my work time from now on. Not to mention there have been some changes at The Voice lately which make me think it’s time for

a new voice at the helm of the paper. I want to thank each and every one of you for trusting me with your stories each week and letting me be Pelham’s voice for the past 12 years. I will miss being the editor here, but I won’t miss council meetings! And (here’s my shameless plug) if you need anything in writing or communications, I’m at

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Patios continue to be barrier for pedestrians

I imagine everyone has viewed the patios again this year, which occupy the sidewalks and parking spots. In the May 15, 2013 edition of The Voice in Mayor Dave Augustyn’s column a comment or summarization was made and frankly, in my opinion, our mayor used a very poor choice of words, writing “found it inconvenient or, in the case of people with disabilities, difficult to walk a little bit further.” It is not the fact that people with disabilities don’t want to walk a bit further. In fact, people with disabilities may not be able to walk that extra distance. There are many physical or congenital disabilities that people may have, whether you can visually see the disability or not. I have heard able-bodied people commenting and making assumptions about people using disabled parking, such as “look at that, why is that person parking in that spot and they are walking

with no aids.” Disabilities come in many forms, both congenital and acquired, and not all leave scars or require assitive devices. Persons with cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological deficits or proprioceptive issues may not need assistive devices but they will likely not be able to walk long distances. I have personally witnessed many persons who had difficulty walking and had to depend on help from a relative to get around last year’s patio. This person had a great deal of difficulty to reach a business beyond the patio. I don’t think this was fair to that shopper. The town has also noted, and I’m paraphrasing, that accessible parking for the CIBC is the bank’s issues and the bank’s responsibility to provide access. If that’s the case, shouldn’t the patios be the proprietor’s problem and not the town’s? What is good

for the goose is good for the gander. Since it is so important for these proprietors to have an outside patio why don’t they just renovate their establishments instead of using public space? Communities are supposed to remove barriers and not create them. It appears to me, and in my opinion, the Town of Pelham has gone out of its way to create barriers. When snow is plowed in the winter, where does it get plowed to? The disabled parking spot. The snow is left there to melt and is not cleared away at all, making that spot useless. I would have thought the town would clear that disabled spot, but I guess that’s just wishful thinking. There was a second disabled spot in front of a local store within the downtown core. The spot was moved to the periphery of the downtown core to accommodate deliveries at that business, I have been told. This new location is

not very accessible and people with disabilities using that spot would have problems accessing the downtown businesses. One of the designated spots is difficult to park in because of bollards and the expanded patio. I’ve witnessed people trying to park in that spot, without success. The bollards placed around patios are not safe and create another barrier. You can walk by them and knock them over with one hand. I’ve witnessed children playing by running around them, very close to the road, if not on the roadway itself. Also, I have to wonder why the bricks are not painted to identify the disabled parking spot, as is done in other areas of the town. I know it is very difficult to find the current disabled parking spots because you have to search for a posted sign. Painting the spots would make them more visible for residents and visitors.

In my opinion public safety is affected and the barriers that are currently in place are a form of discrimination against persons with disabilities. I feel that maybe the town should have sensitivity training to understand our difficulties, know why this parking is so important and so forth. It is my personal opinion pedestrians and disabled persons in this community have no rights. I am so upset by this lack of regard for those with disabilities that I can no longer support the town. I had served on a town committee and I thoroughly enjoyed being there and being an active participant. I resigned because of the Town’s lack of action by not removing barriers and returning the sidewalk to the people ensuring public safety. Shirley Bedard. Fonthill


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Pelham’s electorial ward review: 3 or 6 and where? BY DAVE AUGUSTYN Pelham Mayor As you may know, Pelham’s six Town Councillors are elected in three geographic areas called Wards. The people living in each ward are represented by two Councillors. The Town last reviewed these wards in 1978, when the population totaled 10,808. Since

then, Pelham’s population has increased 54% to 16,600 (2011 Census). The 2011 Census shows disparities between the population levels in the wards. For example, Ward One contained 4,460 people, Ward Two 5,440 people, and Ward Three 6,700 people. Our Town is expected to increase by nearly 3,000 people by 2022 (18%) with much of the growth expected in the East Fonthill area – or the current Ward

Three. If that growth occurs and the current ward boundaries remain, the disparities will increase to 4,625 electors for Ward One, 5,602 for Ward Two, and 6,720 for Ward Three. Given these facts, Council agreed that it was time to revisit the Ward boundaries and commissioned Dr. Robert Williams of Watson & Associates to conduct a Ward Boundary Review. The 2013 Pelham Ward Bound-

ary Review study principles include: Effective and equitable system of representation; Wards should preserve communities of interest; Wards should recognize natural physical features or natural barriers/dividers; Wards should recognize areas of growth/ decline, population trends, and density; Wards should recognize accessibility and or communication issues. To help develop options for

Summerfest sponsorships available It’s hard to believe that Pelham’s third annual Summerfest is now only two months away! The preparation for Summerfest 2013 is well under way and the volunteer committee is in the crucial stages of the planning. The festival, which is set to descend on downtown Fonthill from July 18 to 21, takes a great deal of dedication and hard work by the volunteer committee to plan and implement, but it also relies heavily on community involvement, including contributions from local and area businesses. “Summerfest is a coming together of the residents of the community and surrounding population to celebrate the summer and the spirit of Pelham with an essentially free event. The festival offers complimentary entertainment and a wide variety of free activities for the whole family. This year we’re expecting over 19,000 people to visit the downtown,” said Gary Accursi, Summerfest committee chair and Pelham town councillor. “But, this event is only possible through the generosity of our local and surrounding business community and the citizens of Pelham.” Summerfest organizers are actively recruiting sponsors now.

“The earlier a business signs up as a sponsor, the sooner that business will obtain the benefits of being affiliated with Summerfest,” Accursi stated. “That includes having their business name and website linked on the Pelham Summerfest website.” Several local and area businesses have already signed on as sponsors and some have committed to participating in the naming opportunities. This means they have their business name partnered with a specific event taking place during Summerfest. There are numerous eventnaming opportunities available, and are included for those making donations at the Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels. Naming opportunities include

the main stage, entertainment venues, the bike rodeo, the family fun walk, community breakfast and the beer and wine garden. “Sponsorship of Summerfest is essential to its success,” Accursi said. “That means partnerships with businesses, but it also includes anyone who is interested in assisting in any way they can; whether by volunteering or financially.” All residents, business owners and professionals may become a “Friend of Pelham Summerfest” or enroll in the “Corporate Sponsorship Program.” Any and all levels of financial contribution will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged on the Summerfest website. Information for becoming a “Friend of Pelham Summerfest”

or signing up for the “Corporate Sponsorship Program”, including forms and instructions for online donations, can be viewed on the Pelham Summerfest website ( Contributions can be made securely on-line using a major credit card or PayPal account. Otherwise, please make your cheque payable to the Town of Pelham and call (905) 892-2607 extension 341 when the cheque is ready for pick-up; sponsorship recognition begins upon receipt of funds or Committee’s approval of services in kind.

possible realignment of current wards or to increase the number of wards to accommodate growth and population shifts for the next three municipal elections in 2014, 2018 and 2022, the Town invited the public to open houses last week. Unfortunately, very few attended and provided feedback. But, there’s still time for you to comment and offer your ideas. Should we have three Wards with two Councillors each or should we have six Wards with one representative each? Should Fenwick and North Pelham and Ridgeville be in the same Ward? What should be the dividing line between the

Wards in Fonthill? The Town’s website contains information about this process, the analysis and forecasts, and five different options with specific maps. Please go to to see all the information and to fill in a comment sheet to rank the options. Full size maps are also displayed at Town Hall so you can review the options and provide your feedback to the Town’s Clerk for Council’s consideration. We look forward to hearing from you.You may contact Mayor Dave at or read past columns at

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Former Fonthill cadet returns as reviewing officer BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Every year the 613 Lincoln and Welland Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps undergoes a review by an officer in the Canadian Military. This year’s review, the 36th Annual, was a special one for the local cadets. Reviewing Officer Captain Paul Brown is a former

member of the 613 Lincoln and Welland Cadets. Brown says his time in the 613 Royal Army Cadet Corps is what inspired him to join the military. “It was the idea of being part of a greater cause,” said Brown on why he took his cadet career further. “There is a lot of responsibility with it.” Knowing your job is the security and protection of Canada and it’s interests is what really interested

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Brown, he says. “You are a representative of the Canadian people.” As a Fonthill Cadet, from 1996 to 2003, Brown achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and the qualification of Master Cadet. “He joined when he was 12 and he became a great leader,” said Captain Lynn Giovenazzo of Brown’s time in the Cadets Corps. Brown attended the Royal Military College in Kingston and was promoted to rank of Second Lieutenant and posted to Petawawa upon his graduation. In 2012 Brown was deployed on Operation Attention in Kabul, Afghanistan. His deployment, said Brown, was “very rewarding”, noting he was able to apply the skills and knowledge he has and work one on one with an Afghani partner. Brown is currently in Toronto

working as a logistics officer, ensuring the military receives the goods they need when they need them. Giovenazzo said staff and cadets of the 613 corps were excited to have Brown return as the reviewing officer, noting even cadets who never knew him were excited that one of their own was the reviewing officer this year. Brown said he is pretty excited about the experience as well, explaining it made it clear that one of his goals was to return to Fonthill as a reviewing officer for his former Cadets Corps. During the review cadets are recognized for their hard work throughout the year with a number of awards which honour attendance, marksmanship, fitness, dress and deportment, and citizenship as well as all around excellence.

Captain Paul Brown, a former Fonthill cadet, conducts a review of cadets at the 36th annual Review on June 1. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo


Last column, I discussed what entry-level DSLR I would recommend to amatuer or hobbyists looking to take their photography to the next level. To re-cap, I suggested staying with either Nikon or Canon, and choosing the Nikon D3200 or the Canon Rebel T3i. This week I will review which entry-level lenses to consider. When you are using a DSLR, the lenses are interchangable so you need to buy both a body and a lens to get started. In most cases, I recommend against the “kit lens” which is the lens that comes packaged with most entry-level DSLRs. The “kit lens” is usually something like an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and they are usually very low quality and not very well built. I recommend purchasing the body only and then choosing a lens as follows. By the way, you’ll want to check out next week’s Picture Primer column where I’ll be discussing what all these “mm” and “f” numbers mean. There are 3 lenses that you’ll want to consider, depending on how serious you want to take your hobby, and how much you want to invest. Once again, I’ll be sticking with the Nikon and Canon brands, as I recommended last week. 1. The lowest price option is a 50mm lens. Nikon and Canon both make a 50mm f/1.8 lens and it can be purchased for around $200. This will be a great all-around lens. 2. The middle option is a zoom lens. With Canon, I’d recommend the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, and with Nikon I’d recommend the 28300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR. These are both around $1000. 3. The most expensive option would be a faster zoom lens. Both Nikon and Canon make a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, and it’s the lens that most professional photographer use for a lot of their work. It’s expensive (around $2000) but well worth the investment if you want a lens that can grow with you as a photographer. I’d recommend visiting a local camera store to try out these lenses and see what works best for you. Happy shooting!


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Andreas Morgenstern, with his mother Sabrina, attended the Kids Can Grow event at the Pelham Farmers’ Market to plant a pumpkin seed. Pumpkins are to be returned to the Pelham Market Fall Festival on Sept. 26 to be judged. /Special to the Voice

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Pelham Friends Church holds 3rd annual free event BY SARAH MURRELL VOICE Staff Pelham Friends Church is preparing to give the entire community a Father’s Day gift with its 3rd annual Show and Shine on June 16. Janice Wooster explains the event, which features “anything shiny” including cars, bikes, and trucks of all vintages, as well as music, family activities and food, is not a fundraiser but a way to give back to the community. “There is no admission and no offering will be asked for,” she said. The event will include a chili contest, with free tastings for attendees to decide the winner, as a well as a barbecue at no cost to the community. “We had such a good response from other years,” said Wooster, noting both attendees and the owners of cars and bikes have responded well to the event.

“Last year we had a vintage tractor,” she said. Sarah Piett, young families coordinator, says the church is trying to reach out to more young families so this year’s event will also feature many more activities for kids as well as interactive things for kids to do with their dads. Music includes a handful of bands from the church as well as Ivy Coast, the former Greg Mashinter Band. Ivy Coast is a Canadian 5-piece band that combines old time folk with an alternative rock sound. To make it easier for parents, Wooster said the church will also have a table at the event for Vacation Bible School registration. “We’re so looking forward to it, it’s always fun,” said Wooster. The Show and Shine is Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pelham Friends Church on Haist Street.

PELHAM FRIENDS Church members are gearing up for the annual Show and Shine free community event. Showing off some of the rides that will be at the event are Sarah Piett (left), Janice and Paul Wooster, Chuck Jansen and Ken Moss. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo

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An Extra Special Thank you.

The Fenwick flagpole is now an Ontario Heritage landmark On Behalf of the “Fenwick Flagpole Committee” and the “Fenwick 160th we can all behold. The dedication of this site is in honour of Anniversary Celebration Committee”, a very special “thank you” goes out to all those who lived, worked and served in Fenwick in the last our community and businesses for their support in sponsorship: 160 years. The refurbished flagpole is now dedicated to their memory and has been dedicated as part of Pelham’s Heritage Red Boss Pyrotechnics Richard Rybiak Sawmill Golf Course Young Sod Farms The Voice of Pelham Kirkpatrick Monument Star Tile Cornell Feenstra Electric Country Boys Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Skandia Glazing Systems Town of Pelham Leon Evans White Meadows Farms Bissell’s Hideaway Tom Bishop Tim Horton’s Fonthill Fenwick Lioness Lampman Muir RBC Royal Bank Sobey’s Fonthill Pelham Business Association Stan Rusin Willowbrook Nursuries Ker Crop Management Signature Signs & Image Joe’s Plumbing & Heating

Bromac Construction Marshville Heritage Society Floral Dimensions RAMCO Event Wear Minor Brothers Fonthill Lumber United Floral Distributors LaFarge Canada OakRidge Woodworking Fenwick Lion’s John Blankenburg Fenwick Church of Christ Cherry Country Connection Cedarway Floral MABO Westside Construction Pic’s Motor Clinic Pedlar Funeral Home Kaman’s Auto Service Hollo Maple Farms Bry-Anne Farms Clarence’s Service Centre Gilbert’s Flowers Keith’s Restaurant Slappendel Greenhouses Niagara Central Airport

Greater Niagara Model Railroad Engineers Dave’s Small Engines VanVliet Greenhouses Elizabeth Best Pamela Robb George Alsop St. Ann’s Catholic Church Balfour Greenhouses Kinsmen Club of Fonthill Clare’s Cycle & Sports Balfour Animal Hospital Beamer Greenhouses Fenwick United Church DeVries Fruit Farm DeKorte’s Landscaping Dr. Mark Bosilac Miller Upholstery Bethany Christian Reformed Church Boggio & Parton Fonthill Pharmacy NET Campground Fenwick Volunteer Firefighters Association

Our community is rich in faithful, dedicated, and generous people, who give their all to our town. Fenwick has a rich charm and I must commend everyone for their generous and heartfelt support.

June 1, 2013 was a day of emotion and special memories for so many. The 11th hour ceremonial flag raising, the 21 charge special salute by Red Boss Pyrotechnics and the Lancaster flyover arranged by Wayne Ready of the Canadian War plane Heritage Museum was amazing. The day was filled with fun, friendship and the sharing of a gigantic cake from Sobey’s, which was decorated with many veterans’ pictures from days gone by. The lighting of our Heritage flagpole and the spectacular fireworks hand selected by Red Boss Pyrotechnics were better than I have ever seen before. The special heart shaped fireworks shared our feelings to our sponsors and friends that made the day extra special. All those in attendance were totally amazed by this display of honour. This is a day we will not forget. A village that remembers the past can only enhance the future. Fenwick will always be a place of memories, a place we can all call home. Thank you and please support those that support us! God Bless Sandee Matthews



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This week in Pelham Minor Baseball Association action On Wednesday June 5, the Miller Restoration Pelham Panthers Peewee Rep team added to their win column beating Thorold 11-5. Solid pitching by Ryan Dykstra, Josh Stuart and Dylan Biggar, all pitching two innings each, limited the Thorold bats to three hits. Leading the “Disaster Kleen-Up” at the plate were Tyler Dobbie with three singles, Connor Walton two singles, Ryan Moffatt and Spencer Reynolds with one double each, and Evan Dobbie, Harry Steven,

Nathan Cook and Ryan Dykstra all chipped in with singles. Evan Dobbie fielded a ground ball in shallow centre field and threw a bullet to first base throwing the runner out for the final play of the game. You can follow the Miller Restoration Peewee rep team online at The Pelham Sharks, sponsored by Future Stars Sports Photography, won their third consecutive game against the Welland Yankees 17-6. It was a

Pelham Soccerfest day of fun

very tough match, as both teams were fielding and batting well. Owen Nichols picked off a runner on second after a hard ground ball. Shortstop Julian Rubino and second baseman Simon Killeen worked together to halt a late game comeback attempt with some stellar fielding. Ethan Wells threw a long ball from third to Alex Rubino for the out at first. Lucas Slingerland, coming from right-centre field, tagged out the second base runner in a daring hustle. Dylan Scott, getting comfortable at shortstop, made several good plays. Kristen Wells celebrated her first hit of the season with a solid single, while Ryan Jensen added three hits to his mounting record. Brendan Veenstra hit all four times up to bat and scored three of those times. Danny Langelaan registered two hits and an RBI. Wyatt Gibson added four hits and several RBIs to his batting record. Matthew Kleinsmith hung in for 12 pitches before sending the ball on a full count.

The Orange Crush Giant Tigers played their fourth game of the season against Welland 3. It was a real pitchers duel. Both teams struggled to find offence in this low scoring affair. Welland took the lead 1-0 in the first inning and increased it to 2-0 in the top of the fifth (last inning). The tigers had the home field advantage and proved to be worthy. Ben Buttner lead off with a single followed by four consecutive hits and the game was tied at two. Bases loaded with two outs, we fell short of the victory. Tyler Hunter and Cale Owen had excellent at bats tonight. Fonthill Pharmasave Mosquito played a tough game at Memorial Park, with all of our players giving their all in the game. We had our first home run of the season hit by Caelum Alderdice, a great double by Jordan McMillan, and good solid hits from Forest Turpel, Owen Miller and DJ Petrovski.


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PLAYERS had a chance to hang out with Leo the Lion (centre) and RBC staffers Jodi Boverhof, (left), Carol Paulan, Linda DiPotti with Branch Manager Ken Palmateer at Soccerfest on June 1. Sarah Murrell/Voice Photo The 3rd annual RBC Soccer- ble for the players of the Pelham the generosity and support of fest, held at Centennial Park on Soccer Club! A big thanks to the the team sponsors and the dediJune 1, proved to be the best other sponsors that assisted with cated coaches, the 700+ players yet! A very special thanks to our the day and the many volunteers in Pelham have a great place to event sponsor, RBC - Royal Bank, who make this day a success. enjoy the game! who has shown continued sup- RBC Soccerfest celebrates the port to make this fun day possi- start of the soccer season; with


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PELHAM MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 2013/2014 Hockey Registration Registration for the upcoming 2013-2014 season can be done on-line. Please visit our website for information on how to register

and arrange pick up for permission to skate forms and non-residential passports.

Registration opens Friday April 5 and runs to Friday June 28, 2013 Registration is limited and will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS!

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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 • 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 • Fourth Tuesday of the month, at 11 a.m. Maple Acre Library Book Club. Jessica Stewart leads this lunch hour discussion. $10.00 includes sub lunch and drink. Please register the month ahead in order to pick up your book. • 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: 905892-3408. • 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 1:00-3:00 p.m.. Knit Wits - Knitting Club. Work on your present project while spending time with other knitters. All levels are welcome. Crocheters welcome. Knitting tips will be shared at each session. Begins Jan. 4. $2.00 includes refreshments. Drop in at the Fonthill Library. • 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, * Fridays, First and Third Friday of the Month, 7 p.m. Social Dances at Club Heidgelberg. Admission $10. Cash bar. • Saturdays, 2-4:30 p.m. Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613 Fonthill, 141 Regional Road 20. • Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA) for fellowship, friendly competition and a more active lifestyle. Info www. ontarioseniorg • 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@ to arrange details. UPCOMING Wednesday, June 19 • 7 p.m. New York Times Bestselling author Cathy Marie Buchanan, author of the critically and popularly acclaimed The Painted Girls and her debut novel, The Day the Falls Stood Still. Part of Greyborders’ Niagara Literary Arts Festival. $8, please register ahead. Pelham Public Library, Fonthill. Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 • Heirlooms, one-of-akind goods created by local artisans and crafters at Vermeer’s Garden Centre. Fee kids crafts. Refreshments. Free draw. Please bring a toonie for Pelham Cares. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. Saturday, June 15 • 5 p.m. Annual Short Hills Fire and Rescue Strawberry Festival at White Meadows Farm, Effingham Road. Kids’ activities, games, music, wild west show, draws, food and strawberry shortcake. Friday, June 21 • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Fab Fenwick Lions Fish Fry, Take Out, Centennial Park, Church St, Fenwick. Saturday, June 22 • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. How to Get Your Book Published, with awardwinning PEI author Julie V. Watson. Part of Greyborders’ Niagara Literary Arts Festival. $25, please register ahead. Pelham Public Library, Fonthill. • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pelham Festival Book Fair. Let authors from the Pelham area and as far away as P.E.I. inspire, scare or warm you with their writings. Free, drop in. Books for sale and signing. Part of Greyborders’ Niagara Literary Arts Festival. Pelham Public Library, Fonthill.



ALLTYPE MASONRY Chimneys, Brick, Block, Stone. Foundation repairs, sidewalks, custom concrete work. Call the Deamudes– Tom 289-241-4767 or 905-892-1924 Mrs Green Clean We provide our own ecofriendly supplies. We clean it all. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or special occasions. Call Heather Manse 905-380-9877 or

Reflexology, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch - Aleith Sheldrick. Tuesdays from 10 am - 2 pm Studio Twenty (Fonthill Shopping Plaza). For appointment call 905892-8959 or email aleith.

Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m. toNoon. Chests, cushions, live animal traps, good love seat and LR chair, tea cups, glassware, good ceiling fixtures and Ford Windstar Van. 67 Concord Street, Fonthill. 289-897-9684


Saturday, June 15, 2013. 15 Woodstream Blvd., Fonthill. 7 a.m. - Noon. Lots of household items, selfcleaning oven, microwave, kids’ bicycle, and much, much more.

Robert’s Painting I only paint & I do it well. Interior & exterior, 25 years experience, neat, reliable.

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Decks, fences, post holes, power washing, yard cleanup, eaves cleaning and repair, window cleaning, custom bathrooms, painting, ceramic tile flooring, and carpentry. Niagara’s Renovations Moving Sale Specialists June 15-16, 8 am - 8 pm free estimates 4057 Hwy 20. 2-60 White 905-708-9314 tractor and loader and wood 905-937-9314

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Brick repair, parging, tuckpointing, step repair, stone tile overlay, granite coatings, pressure washing. 905-682-7061

For Sale Wheat straw for sale. small bales. Call 905-788-2956 or 905-892-1303

Josh DeHaan Flooring “For all your flooring needs”

We offer in-stock specials:

splitter, 2 lift trucks, outdoor use, logging chains, tools, cedar lumber, hand hew pine beams, reclaimed brick, housewares, persian rugs.

Lessons GOLF LESSONS CGTF/ USGTF Level IV Certified Master Golf Teaching Professional. Private. SemiPrivate. Juniors. Beginners. All Levels. Call Doug 905892-3140, 905-327-1492,

Memorial Service for Marjory E. Freeman 12 noon Sat. June 22 at

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In the estate of Marjory Elizabeth Freeman, late of the Town of Pelham in the Regional Municipality of Niagara, deceased. All claims against the Estate of MARJORY ELIZABETH FREEMAN, late of the Town of Pelham in the Regional Municipality of Niagara who died on or about the 1st day of June, 2013 must be filed with the undersigned on or before the 26th day of June, 2013; thereafter, the undersiged will distribute the assets of the said estate having regard only to claims filed. Dated at Welland, Ontario this 12th day of June, 2013 Wendall Phillips 230 Tice Road RR1 Ridgeville, ON L0S 1M0

Help Wanted

The Lazy Loon Restaurant is currently looking for experienced full and part-time cooks. Successful candidates will posses 2-3 years experience in a fast-paced kitchen, excellent communication skills and ability to work with minimal supervision. Applicants may apply in person at 155 Hwy 20 West, Fonthill. (Next to the Log Cabin) FLEET & LOGISITCS MANAGER Seeking individual to manage fleet and drivers/ooversee warehouse operations for United Floral Distributors. Must have excellent English, organizational, leadership and communication skills. Reguirement two years experience in logistics. Wages negotiable based on experience. Send resume:

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first. Calamity Lane cards are available at Presentations in Fonthill (where they will be sharing a booth at Summerfest) and a handful of shops across the province. On June 14 and 15, the women will have their cards at the Heirlooms show being held at Vermeer’s featuring one of a kind items created by local artisans and crafters. The event includes free kids crafts, good food and fun. Free draw to take place on Friday at 7 p.m. for two giclee prints donated by Patricia Haftar. Please bring a toonie for Pelham Cares. Heirlooms runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.


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Join Us Saturday June 15th, 10am to 2pm for

Strawberries & Ice Cream

Please bring a non-perishable food item for

Apples & Vegetables Strawberries Asparagus Tomatoes Cucumbers Peppers Green Onion Radishes

Mixed Greens Preserves Honey Peas Beets Rhubarb

and receive a complimentary serving of Strawberries and Ice Cream

See us at the Pelham Farm Market every Thursday!

Buy Local Get Fresh!

Strawberries Available at the Farm Now! Please call for PICK YOUR OWN conditions.

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