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Around Town • Community Updates Local Sports Talk // Steve Fitzsimmons Healthy Eating For Young Adults // Ashley Magwood Health Care Organizations // The Town of Hanover




ATMOSPHERE LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dylan Bartlett / Progressive Results Group........................ 04

AROUND TOWN Community Updates ............................................................. 06

DRINKS & PAIRINGS Curtis Schmalz // MacLean's Ales............................................ 08

FINANCIAL ADVICE Erin Aldridge // Meridian Credit Union............................ 09

FOOD & AGRICULTURE Rosemary Crick // Eat Well Farmers' Market.................... 10

EXTRA INNINGS Steve Fitzsimmons // Local Sports Talk............................. 11

HERITAGE HANOVER Al Morrow // Hanover Historian......................................... 12

HEALTHY LIVING Ashley Magwood // DancEnergy Studios........................... 14

HOME & COMFORT Kim Schaab // Emke Schaab Climate Care....................... 15

INSURANCE & LIFE Michael Craig // CMR Insurance Brokers LTD................. 16

REAL ESTATE Stephanie Hocking // Royal LePage RCR Realty Brokerage..... 18

ADMINISTRATION Town of Hanover................................................................... 20

CIP & CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Taryn Hagan // Town of Hanover....................................... 21

BUILDING & BYLAWS Town of Hanover................................................................... 22

PUBLIC WORKS Ron Cooper // Town of Hanover.......................................... 25

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT April Marshall // Town of Hanover..................................... 26

LAUNCH PAD Emily Morrison // Launch Pad........................................... 27

PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURE GUIDE Volume 6 / 2018.......................................... 28

A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR SUE PATERSON On behalf of Hanover Council, I’m thrilled to welcome you to our community. We’re excited to celebrate the arrival of warm weather. The sun is warmer and the days are longer. It's a popular time of year for getting outdoors in nature and experiencing life at a slower pace. We are committed to providing great programs, activities, events and services that encourage community development and support a healthy lifestyle. I hope you discover an activity or program that’s a great fit for you. Hanover has your Saturdays covered! Buy fresh, quality, local food directly from the producer at the Eat Well Farmers’ Market when they move to Saturday mornings at Heritage Square in 2018. Take in the excitement of Gateway Casino and live harness racing every Saturday night at the Hanover Raceway. For a fun family outing, join us to celebrate Canada Day at Heritage Square and be sure to take in our Sights and Sounds Festival, July 26 to July 29. We are re-energizing Hanover’s biggest block party with high energy and exciting events. New this year, MacLean’s Ales hosts the first Boots & Brews Country Music Festival in June. The second weekend in August, traditional events continue with the Hanover Fair that offers free admission, home craft exhibits, horse shows, beef and dairy cattle competitions, and amusement rides – family enjoyment at its best! This summer, I encourage you to take some time to enjoy being outdoors with friends and family – visit our parks, walk the trails or take in a ballgame. There is lots to do around town. Take the time to discover more Hanover. We have a lot to offer! Have a wonderful summer!



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It’s almost time! Soon the sun will be shining, the days are getting longer, summer is almost here… finally. This winter and spring really started to blend together, snow in April isn’t great but we are heading in the right direction now. It’s an exciting time to be in Hanover, there’s so much going on! Here are a few “can’t miss dates” this summer: • Heart & Stroke Big Bike Campaign Hanover, May 7, 2018 • Boots & Brews Country Music Festival Maclean's Ales Brewery June 2, 2018 • 14th Annual Sights & Sounds Festival Downtown Hanover July 26-29, 2018 All of the local shops are filled with exciting new products and the same friendly service. Park the car and go for walk, you’ll find everything you need and more! Great restaurants, retail locations and service businesses, you name it, Hanover has it! Be sure to check out the completely redesigned Recreation Guide starting

on page 28! You’ll notice there’s lots of opportunity to get active. With swimming, the track, summer camps and more! Have a question? The amazing staff at the P&H Centre is always ready to help! Summer is also a great time to get involved. May is Community Living month, check out the “Around Town” section for details about local community groups who need volunteers and support. It feels great to give back and help out, so what are you waiting for? Be sure to flip to the Health Care section on page 51, new this issue! This beautiful magazine is available for pick up all over town AND there is a great online version at – so tell your friends, tell the world! If you’re enjoying a cold drink and the Summer sun, Atmosphere is the perfect backyard read! Until next time, Dylan #GoLeafsGo


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AROUND TOWN WARM AND WELCOMING Hanover is brimming with great community groups and organizations. Check out what some of them have been up to, and don't forget to support your local businesses!

HANOVER ROTARY CLUB DISTRICT #6330 w. p. 519.506.7560 e. The Hanover Rotary Club was founded on April 2, 1939 and now after almost 80 years of service, much has been accomplished. Membership reached a high of 30+ members in the 1950s, and currently the roll of members is 25+. The Club remains a vibrant and active organization within the communities of Hanover and West Grey. The membership includes men and women of all ages and from all walks of life giving it a well-rounded outlook and purpose. Our past history has seen the sponsoring of local community organizations and projects such as: Boy Scouts, Easter Seals, Hanover Hospital, HARC, Library, Aquatic Centre, P&H Centre, Town Clock, Secondary School Bursaries, Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders, Values, Influences and Peers Program, Salvation Army Food Bank, Hanover Trail System, The Deck Youth Centre, Swimming Programs for the Disabled, School Breakfast Programs, Bruce-Grey-Huron Disability Van, Hazardous Waste Recycling, Ball Diamonds, Literacy Projects, and numerous donations to charitable organizations. Our Rotary International Programs include: Youth Exchange, Polio Plus, Rotary Foundation, World Community Service projects, and participation in Group Study Exchanges. Some of the major fundraisers over the years have included: Nevada Tickets Sales, Poinsettia Sales, Comedy Nights, Rotary TV Bingo, Cornfest, Street Dances, and Silent Auctions. Anyone wishing for more information about the Club should contact Nelson Dawley at 519-506-7560 or

HANOVER LIONS CLUB P.O. Box 20075 Hanover, Ontario N4N 3T1 w. The Hanover Lions Club has a busy summer planned. On Sunday, May 27th the club is hosting the 2018 Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides, to raise funds for the program that gives trained service animals to people with disabilities at no cost. The final 2018 Cash Lottery draws will be Wednesday, June 6th, followed on Saturday June 9th by the family-friendly Dennis McCracken Memorial Fishing Derby at the Ground Effects trout pond. The final club event will be the 5th annual “Taste of Grey” on Sunday September 23rd. Like our Facebook page or for details. ATMOSPHERE / 6

HANOVER HERITAGE COMMITTEE w. p. 519.364.4810 e. The Hanover Heritage Committee has been in existence since 2010 and as a “Committee in Council”, its purpose is to promote and preserve Hanover’s historic past. Over the last few years, this has involved displays, “pop-up” museums, walking tours, cemetery tours, articles in local publications, artifact roadshows, and the establishment of a local town archives and a permanent display area at the P&H Centre. Our historic signage program is slowly being initiated to identify important buildings in our town’s history. The popular “Windows in Time” display in store windows during the 2014 Homecoming is still available on the town’s website along with a new interactive historic “Story Map” of the main street which is also available on that same site. On occasion, the Hanover Heritage Committee Archives (in the basement of the Red Lutheran Church) is open to the public and would welcome any and all who are interested seeing a glimpse into Hanover’s past. The archives include about 3000 photographs and 2000 pieces of writing and/ or clippings. Research may be done in the Archives by appointment. Please also don’t forget to view the new display at the P&H Centre entitled “Old Time Technology”. For more information about the Heritage Committee and its activities, please contact Al Morrow at 519-364-4810 or

THE SAUGEEN ARTISTS GUILD w. p. 519.364.5539 What started as 6 artists displaying their work at a framing store has evolved into a 31 member Not-For-Profit. Get to know our artists through the Spring Brochure or on our website. New Artists are always welcome to apply. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the P&H Centre. Each year we donate an Arts & Culture Bursary at the High School level. Find us at many events in and around Hanover: June 2-30: Owen Sound Artist's Coop, Guest Artists in the Legacy Room July 28: Hanover Sights & Sounds Festival, at St Matthews Church October 13: Fundraising Event - Hanover Public Library Art Show & Exhibition


G N I M O C WEL HANOVER MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVAL w. e. Hanover’s new Maple Syrup Festival raises $5,500 for Mission Zimbabwe! The Mission Zimbabwe Maple Syrup Festival held on Saturday, March 31st at Hope Community Church attracted over 600 community members. The Mission Zimbabwe Project would like to thank the over 100 volunteers who donated their time and talents to serve at the pancake and sausage breakfast, to provide live entertainment, walk alpacas, do dog agility demos, paint faces, make skipping ropes, provide bake goods, demonstrate how maple syrup is made, and many other activities. Families had a wonderful morning of activities on Easter Saturday. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Village of Hope and Vimbainesu Children’s Home in Zimbabwe. The day was great fun for the families who enjoyed a pancake and sausage breakfast, bake sale, quilting, live entertainment, wagon rides and several fun events for the children such as an Easter egg hunt, face painting, walking with an alpaca, an Easter story maze, and Dog agility demos by Capable Canines. Thank you to one and all for your generosity and for making Hanover’s new Maple Syrup Festival a fun and productive event that will benefit the children of Zimbabwe. For more information, go to or contact Barry Mutrie at







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It’s no secret that beer consumption

Collingwood Pilsner, Outlaw 21

are similar in strong, bold flavours yet

hits an annual high in the summer.

Lagered Ale, Neustadt Lager, Side

There are lots of reasons why...

Launch Mountain Lager, Northwinds

don’t overpower each other.

warm weather, holidays and social

Pretty River Lagered Ale.

gatherings, to name a few. Another


pastime that hits a high around this time is barbequing; the most famous barbequed food being the burger.

a. Spicy (hot peppers, hot sauces, spices) – go really well with IPA beers because the sharp bitterness of the hops cut in well and relieve the heat of

Burgers Let’s be truthful, almost any beer goes

the spice.

well with a burger. Lagers and blonde

Suggested LOCAL beers:

ales seem to be most common, but once you add various toppings, this can totally change the style of beer.

MacLean’s Bent Spoke, Collingwood

Suggested LOCAL beers: Outlaw Bandit Dark Ale, MacLean’s Old Angus, Collingwood ESB, Neustadt 10x30. c. Sweetness (pineapple, sauces, ketchup) – can be matched with fruiter beers such as radlers, wheat beers, or malty beers. Again it's common to match their main characteristics…sweetnees.

IPA, Outlaw The Sheriff IPA.

Suggested LOCAL beers:

b. Sharp Cheeses (blues, goat,

Side Launch Wheat, Black Bellows

Suggested LOCAL beers:

gorgonzola) – pair with stouts, porters,

Wheat, Outlaw Southern Lass Honey &

MacLean’s Farmhouse Blonde,

brown ales and heavier rich beers. Both

Heather, Collingwood 3-point Saison. //

ATMOSPHERE RECIPE Caramelized Onions with LOCAL Beer Ingredients • 2 tablespoons butter • 6 onions thinly sliced • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 1 bottle (12oz) of your favourite LOCAL beer

Instructions In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onions, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Stir in beer and bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until onions are golden and liquid has evaporated, about 30 minutes. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.) ATMOSPHERE / 8


Buying a home is one of the biggest

payment is extremely important, as

years. The Canadian government is

decisions and commitments in your

it will help to cut down mortgage

currently offering a First-Time Home

life. But personal finance experts warn

payments going forward. You should

Buyer Tax Credit, up to $750, which

that home buyers, especially first-time

save up at least five percent of the

you can later put towards a mortgage

buyers, need to research, plan and save

price of the home for a down payment.

payment. It also allows first-time home

for their new home in order to realize their dreams of home ownership.

Calculate Your Initial Costs: Besides your down payment, you have

buyers to borrow up to $25,000 from their Registered Retirement Savings

“Buying a home is very exciting but you

to factor in closing costs, moving costs,

Plans tax-free to fund their purchase.

have to do your homework first. Don’t

lawyer fees and taxes. So you aren’t

Shop Around:

just look at how much your mortgage

surprised later, the general rule of

Different financial institutions offer

payment will be. Make sure you factor

thumb is to add 1.5-2% of the total

different solutions so find the mortgage

in future expenses such as repairs,

purchase price to cover closing costs.

that is right for you. Make sure that

maintenance, property taxes, utilities and possible commuting costs when making the decision to buy a new home,” says Erin Aldridge, Branch Manager at Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union. “You might be able to afford $1,200 a month for rent, but with the additional costs of owning a home you might not be able to afford a $1,200 a month mortgage payment, due to the additional costs associated with home ownership.” Meridian offers tips and advice that will help you become a successful home owner.

Get Pre-Approved: Work with a trusted mortgage specialist to make your first homebuying experience easy and well planned. When getting pre-approved, make sure that you are accounting for all your monthly expenses, such as childcare, commuting costs and

your mortgage is flexible and you understand what you are getting. As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If someone is offering you a very low mortgage rate, it may be because the service charges on it are enormous or that the mortgage is completely closed and you

contributing to a savings account. Life

will be locked in until it matures.

has a way of changing at just the wrong

For more information visit:

time – it is good to have some financial //

wiggle room for unexpected events. Know Your Options: It’s important to know that a first-time

Save Up For A Down Payment:

home buyer includes anyone who has

Saving up for a significant down

not owned a home in the past seven 9


A few years ago, my daughter played

Each vendor has their own behind the

the entertainment. Attending the

Little Red Riding Hood in a Hanover

scene activities. The chefs and bakers

farmers market is like one of the actors

Players production. As I sat in the

are busy trying new recipes that their

reaching down and pulling you up on

audience proudly watching the final

lucky families get to sample. Farmers

stage! A stage where you feel almost

performance, I thought of all the work

have ordered their seeds and are

like you are in the centre of a medieval

that went in behind the scenes: casting,

busy planting. A lot of gardeners don’t

village. All the townsfolk are out

memorizing lines, set design, working

start their gardens until the May long

enjoying themselves, meeting up with

together to choreograph a fantastic

weekend. In order to have vegetables

friends, trying new food and buying

performance. Advertising, ticket sales,

ready to sell by June 2nd, farmers start

their weekly groceries.

arranging ushers – so many pieces to

seeds in greenhouses and use season

fit together.

extension techniques like using cold

What are you doing behind the scenes?

Running a farmers market is

hardy varieties and row covers in the

surprisingly similar. There is a

garden. Farmers who sell meat are

You can get ready by buying a CSA share. Many of the first vegetables available are salads – you can impress

lot going on behind the scenes.

busy with calving and lambing.

Assembling our ever growing cast of

The biggest difference between a play

dressing. //

vendors is integral. We are always

and a farmers market are the people


interested in having new characters

who attend. Usually, watching a


join us.

play is a case of sitting and enjoying


ATMOSPHERE RECIPE Salad Dressing Ingredients • 1 whole large avocado • 1 clove garlic • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs of your choice • Liquid from sauerkraut Instructions The liquid from a jar of sauerkraut adds a great flavour. You can use water if you don’t have sauerkraut. Place the first seven ingredients in a small blender or food processor. Smoothie cup blenders work really well for salad dressings. Blend until smooth and then thin to desired consistency with the sauerkraut liquid. ATMOSPHERE / 10

your guests with this home made salad

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Crickhollow Gardens

EXTRA INNINGS LOCAL SPORTS TALK Steve Fitzsimmons // Councillor, Town of Hanover

Hanover Minor Hockey - Peewee Reps It was a dream season for Hanover Minor Hockey’s Peewee Reps hockey team, as they clinched an OMHA All Ontario Title on home ice and in front of a large crowd at the P&H Centre over Frontenac. Congrats to Head Coach Nolan Hopkins, his staff and players on an outstanding accomplishment. As the play-by-play voice of the Guelph Storm for the last 17 years, I can tell you first-hand that a lot of former OMHA Champions are currently playing in the OHL. To the players, I say keep reaching for your dreams, guys. You never know where they might lead you. This OMHA title for Hanover Minor Hockey is only their second ever, with the first one coming last year with their Atom Reps team. As a former President of Hanover Minor Hockey from 2011-2014, I know a lot of people contribute behind the scenes to help hockey players reach their potential. Kudos to the Executive of Hanover Minor Hockey on the great work you do on the development side for players and coaches.

Golden Tiger The athletes representing Golden Tiger in Hanover cleaned up at the recent Ontario Winter Games in Orillia. Their athletes in kickboxing won 8 medals, including 4 golds - while their kung fu athletes won 5 medals, including one gold. They also had a lone representative in the boxing category, Brody Aljoe, who punched his way to a bronze medal in the squared circle. Big thumbs up to all the athletes who represented Hanover, as well as their Coach Shalyn Sulkye.

Bluewater Radio's "Hockey Talk"

The Hanover Raceway

It was great talking on Bluewater Radio’s

Hard to believe that The Hanover Raceway is set to open in

“Hockey Talk” with former long-time Hanover

the near future, with opening day on Saturday, June 2nd. As

resident Jim Connolly. He was a member of the 1952 Guelph

a member of their Executive (Council Representative) I know

Biltmore Mad Hatters, who won the Memorial Cup and

how hard the Hanover Bentinck and Brant Agricultural

produced more NHL players than any other junior team

Society works to make their racing season happen, but

except the 2004-05 London Knights. Jim also won a silver

also to give back through a variety of charity initiatives

medal representing Canada as a member of the Kitchener

throughout the racing season. Definitely looking forward

Dutchmen at the 1960 Olympics in Lake Placid. Jim still has

to hearing announcer Rick Rier behind the microphone for

an incredible memory at 86 years young. He shared some

another year.

amazing stories about his hockey journey.



All through Hanover’s history, the river

swim. She had been born on the flat,

at our own pace. Some of us became

had been the place to swim. It was the

dry prairie of Saskatchewan and never

excellent swimmers and divers – some

recreational and social attraction in

learned to swim, nor did she ever

just basic swimmers, but we did learn

those early days – swimming, fishing,

need to, growing up where she did.

to swim.

boating, picnicking and ice skating in

That certainly did not stop her from

the winter. But the river has always,

enrolling us in swimming lessons. I

Open swimming for the general public

at times, had its own fickle ways and

have no good memories of this activity

people have been lost – disappearing

whatsoever. It was usually done in the

beneath its sparkling green waters. The Marl Lakes were safer for swimming but, for young people, on a hot day, they were too far away. By the late 1940s, it was felt that a supervised pool was needed and public opinion was strong enough to carry forward with construction.

mornings, warm weather or cold, rain or shine. My only thoughts remaining today are of shivering, freezing water and fear, when instructors insisted you put your face in the water or your whole head under the water. For a child of only five or six, it was not a pleasant experience. My mother

The Kinsmen Club headed up the

eventually gave up the struggle.

project and the Kinsmen Memorial

After a year or two, we ventured back

Pool was opened in 1947 as part of the homecoming celebrations.

to the pool on our own or with friends,

was usually held on most summer days from 2 to 4 p.m. and the weather was almost always warm and sunny or so it seemed. We usually walked – no car rides in those days, but then again, the town was only half the size it is now. Most of the time I simply wore my swim suit (which looked like shorts) and a T-shirt with old black and white running shoes and I carried my towel. Usually the swim suit was dry by the time you were half-way home. I always used a nose plug as water seemed to get up my nose so easily. Some kids

where we did actually learn to swim

brought goggles too.

My mother believed strongly in the

or, at least, stay afloat. This was done

The cost of admission, if I remember

idea that we should know how to

through gentle peer pressure and fun

correctly, was 25 cents – high enough


in those days, but not too high for

You really made your own games and

there were many others.

parents, who knew the pool was well

activities within the guidelines of the

supervised and that the children

pool rules. There were always some

Once in a while, there would be the

would be safe. A season’s ticket was

floatation devices you could borrow

usually $5.00 or a partial ticket could

and we especially loved diving for

be had for $2.00. This all depended

hockey pucks. After an afternoon of

on how many times you thought you

this activity, your eyes were pretty red

might swim during the summer. The

from the chlorine. Retrieving a puck

admission entitled you to a basket in

from the bottom of the pool was very

which you could put your shoes or any

cool and you were considered to have

article of clothing. The baskets had

obtained a certain level of expertise, at

numbers on them and you got a large

least in the eyes of your friends.

safety pin with the same number on

Another level of accomplishment was

it, that you attached to your bathing trunks for safe-keeping. Later, they started charging for the rental of these baskets and I stopped using them. I still have one of those pins in a desk drawer somewhere.

the use of the diving boards. There was a low board and a high board. The jump from the end of the low board was probably 5 to 6 feet (2 meters) and from the high board, 10 to 12 feet (4 meters) to the surface of the water.

odd character, who would launch himself off the high board in the direction of the lifeguard’s chair. This jump or dive would usually end in a cannonball or a neck roll, which always sent a huge shower of water – a splash – a wave – complete dousing of the lifeguard. Thankfully, on most occasions, their good humour would show through, as they would once again settle themselves in the chair – keeping a wary eye on the high board. They had nothing to fear from me. More than once, I got up there and backed out and had to climb down the ladder again. When you were up there, the surface of the water looked

A shower was in order first and you

The diving boards were located at the

had to walk through a milky, white

deep end of the big pool, which ranged

liquid, which, I suppose, killed the

from 3 foot 6 inches at one end to 10

germs on your feet before going

feet at the other. There was a small

out on the deck around the pool.

pool about half the size of the larger

Athlete’s Foot and other fungi had to

one and it ranged from 1 to 2 feet

be guarded against. The water, also,

deep. Being the shallower of the two, it

was heavily chlorinated, as I’m sure

was always warmer. The big pool was

it is today at our newer, indoor pool.

always cold, but only slightly, on a hot

Bathing suits used to fade quickly over

day the temparture would rise. More

the summer season. I remember the

than once, we older kids were told to

smell of the chlorine and the water

stay out of the little kids’ pool, when

and even today, that odour still brings

really, all we were doing was trying to

flashes of that old pool by the park to

warm up.

my mind.

As I mentioned, going off the little

The supervisors were almost always

diving board was a feat in itself.

teenagers with usually one older

But, going off the high board was

person in charge. Of course, you had

considered the ultimate – even just

to have all your swimming badges

jumping feet first, you went right to the

and life-saving certificates. They

bottom. Diving off the high board was

were serious about doing a good job

reserved for those who were considered

and enforced the rules. You could find

“Olympians” in our minds – a level I

yourself outside the fence in a hurry

never could attain. When one of those

if you didn’t follow those rules or

“super athletes” climbed the high

supper (or too full of ice cream). We

obey the lifeguards on duty. But, they

board, all activity stopped and everyone

would fall wearily into our beds with

were also patient, understanding and

would watch to see if it would be a

Noxema smeared on our sunburns

tolerant of a little fun. Most of them

jackknife, a somersault, or a graceful

(which soon turned to tans) and the next,

were less than 10 years older than the

swan dive. The only one of those divers

warm, summer day would dawn and we

kids they were supervising.

that I remember was Lorne Litt, but

were ready to do it all over again. //

a long way down. When I finally jumped off for the first time, and my feet pushed up from the bottom. It was a surprise that I came to the surface so quickly. My friends, who had gently encouraged me all the way, cheered mightily. That’s the kind of friends I had. I never forgot that. Inevitably, the day’s swimming would come to an end. By that time, we were so tired, sunburned and waterlogged, that it was a chore to drag ourselves home. One habit we got into was to make a stop at Norm’s Restaurant. For a mere 7 cents, you could get a huge ice cream cone – 2 big scoops with more packed around the sides. This was our incentive to keep walking. We usually forgot how tired we were once we bit into that cold mountain of ice cream. At last, we would arrive home, happy and exhausted, too tired to eat our


HEALTHY LIVING HEALTHY EATING FOR YOUNG ATHLETES Ashley Magwood, Dance Studio Owner // DancEnergy Studios

Most children participate in some kind of

and poor complexion.

not be left scrambling to go through a

physical activity such as dance, hockey,

My top three tips for combating these

drive through for a meal that will be

gymnastics, swimming, ringette or martial arts just to name a few. No matter what the activity is, nutrition plays a huge role in a child’s ability to succeed mentally, physically and even emotionally.

common symptoms are: drink water, sleep lots and eat well. Yes, I know, these are not mind blowing or incredible break throughs by any means, but they are surprisingly difficult for most people to

ultimately unsatisfying and damaging to their body. I am all for balance, but it is so important to treat the body with the respect it deserves, especially when it is being demanded to perform such

Hi! I’m Ashley, a dance studio owner

enforce, especially with their children.

physical feats.

and aspiring holistic nutritionist. I am

My advice is to try to avoid all sugary

Healthy snacks are so important. Some

studying nutrition to help dancers make

drinks like juice, energy and sport

of my favourite go-to snacks are: a sliced

better choices to achieve their optimum

drinks, frozen beverages, pop and hot

apple or banana and natural peanut

performance. Remember, dancers are

chocolate and replace with an ample

butter, homemade trail mix, raw veggies

elite athletes and we need to treat their

amount of water. If your child doesn’t

and hummus, homemade energy bites

bodies as such. Every day, I notice

like the taste of water, try infusing

instead of store-bought granola bars, cut

children struggling with: sugar crashes,

with lemons, strawberries or oranges to

up fruit, hard boiled egg with sliced bell

maintaining a steady level of energy,

give it some natural flavour. Avoid fast

pepper and homemade muffins made

mood swings, headaches, stress and

food by packing lots of healthy snacks

with a natural sweetener instead of white

anxiety, low levels of focus, digestion

ahead of time. If you take a few extra

sugar. I like to make up a bunch of snacks

issues, cramps and upset tummy, low

minutes every day to pack a water

in baggies for a quick and easy grab and

immunity to the common cold and flu,

bottle and lunch for your child, you will

go! The takeaway: avoid sugary drinks, fried food, candy, boxed cookies and snack packs like lunchables and 100 calorie bags if you want to see a difference in your child’s mental, physical and emotional well-being. If you start making small changes, chances are, your child’s overall performance will improve. They will feel happier, more energized and you may even by-pass the common cold and flu that every other child seems to be catching. Little things can make a big difference! If you are looking for some healthy meal and snack ideas, find me on or follow @freshbarre on Instagram. Looking to register for dance lessons in Hanover? Find us at or give us a call at 519-506-JAZZ. I can’t wait to hear from you! //



During summer, the humidity levels can

dehumidifier. These workhorses are

Controlling the humidity levels does

be worse than the heat at times. This

often found in basements throughout the

more than just manage moisture levels

results in increased discomfort, and

summer months, and are a great solution

in the air. By managing it, the comfort

potential health concerns. By getting a

for damp basements or small areas. The

level of buildings increase and the

dehumidification system in place and

downside is the need to empty the canister,

temperature set points can be changed

removing the excess moisture from the

and the lack of continuous operation.

to reduce the load on the air conditioner.

air, the heat becomes a lot more bearable.

To have continuous humidity removal,

It will also help reduce the growth of

There are a couple of ways to remove

investing in a whole home dehumidifier

mold, mildew, and dust mites in the

is the most convenient option. Setting

building and reduce the potential health

the control at the start of the cooling

concerns for elderly and at risk persons.

season, the humidity levels will be

The dehumidification solution may need

monitored and the system will kick in

to be a combination of the above options

as required to maintain the comfort

to fit needs, homes and budgets, but

level of the building. This is a solution

controlling the humidity levels will make

for those who are dealing with high

for a more comfortable summer. //

humidity from a home. The first, and most common, is using an air conditioner. Dehumidification is a by-product of the air conditioner’s cooling operation, and units are sized to allow for both. Because the air conditioner is pulling double duty with dehumidification, homes that have damp basements may need a secondary source to help. Another common option is the portable

humidity levels and are worried about the potential damage that humidity can do to a building.



If you have owned a home for any

roof in a storm allowing water to enter

Is Flood Insurance The Same As

length of time you know that water is

your home). This is also a standard

Overland Water Insurance?

your enemy. In fact, water damage has

coverage in most home, tenants and

become the number one source of all

Not exactly. Flood Insurance has

condo insurance policies.

long been available in Canada but

home insurance claims made each year (now accounting for approximately 50%). This issue was again made evident in February of this year when Ontario experienced heavy rains and flooding which caused widespread property damage throughout the province. It was not surprising, therefore, that many people had questions during this time about “flood insurance” and what is and is not covered by a typical home insurance policy. To help answer that question, it is important to understand the distinction between the different types of water damage coverage that are

Sewer Backup Coverage Provides coverage if water backs up and flows into your home from your municipal sewer system, private septic system or through sump pump failure. This is an optional coverage available for most home, tenants and condo insurance policies. Ground Water Coverage Provides coverage when water enters your home suddenly and accidentally through the foundation or basement wall or through the floor. This is an optional coverage only available from some

available with home insurance policies:

insurance companies.

Water Escape Coverage

Water and Sewer Lines Coverage

Provides coverage when an internal plumbing line or fixture, or appliance suddenly ruptures and water leaks into your home causing damage. It also covers the accidental escape or overflow of water from a domestic water container (ex. a sink or bathtub)

If you experience a leak, break, tear rupture or collapse of a water and/or sewer line on your property that causes damage to your home this coverage will pay up to the specified limit to repair or replace the water and/or sewer line. This is an optional coverage only available

including heating, sprinkler, air

from some insurance companies.

conditioning or plumbing systems. This

Overland Water Coverage

is a standard coverage in most home, tenants and condo insurance policies. Water Infiltration Coverage Provides coverage when water enters your home through an opening created

Provides coverage for damage resulting from the overflow of a lake or river, or

an option on commercial property insurance policies. It was originally intended to cover coastal flooding from salt water but today some insurers define it as “the breaking out or overflow of any body of water whether natural or man-made and includes waves, tidal waves and tsunamis.” Overland Water Insurance, as noted above, is different in that it was designed to cover damage resulting from the overflow of a lake or river and also from heavy rain or rapid snow-melt that enters your home from a point at or above ground level. This coverage is a relatively new concept in Canada when it comes to personal lines insurance. Do You Need Overland Water Coverage? The reality is you don’t need to live close to a creek, river or lake to be at risk of experiencing an overland water claim. While homes located downstream or in low-lying areas are particularly exposed, the fact is that all homes could experience an overland water exposure

from heavy rain or rapid snow-melt that

from heavy rains or a rapid snow-melt.

enters your home from a point at or

Make Sure You Are Covered

above ground level. This is an optional

Remember, not all insurance policies

suddenly and accidentally by another

coverage only available with some

insured peril (ex. shingles blown off your

insurance companies.


historically was only available as

are the same and there are different coverage options available. In addition,

close attention should be paid to the

what they thought.

limit of insurance provided for each type

As your broker, part of our job is to

of water damage coverage in your policy because they are often different. Another important factor to consider is the exclusions in your policy which are often overlooked and can vary between companies. A few typical exclusions applicable to water damage claims include damage caused by gradual wear and tear; slow leaks or seepage; mold;

help you understand your coverages and to provide you with options so that you can make an informed decision on the type of water damage coverage that you feel comfortable with. If you are unsure about your current coverage or would like a second opinion on your property insurance policy, please contact our office and we

and water damage caused by freezing

would be happy to help you.

while you are away from your home for

What If You Can't Find A Company To

a set period of time as defined by your insurance company. Unfortunately,

Provide Overland Water Insurance? Depending on your claims history

many people don’t realize until after

or where your home is located, it is

they experience water damage that their

possible that you may not qualify for

current policy may not include coverage

overland water insurance with any

or their coverage limits may be less than

insurance company, or the premiums

charged for this coverage may be unaffordable. This is mostly the case though, for homes built in areas where the risk of flooding is extremely high. Homeowners who don’t have overland water insurance may still be able to make a claim with the federal Emergency Management Office of the Public Safety Minister. Canadian citizens can apply for Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements which are funded by the federal government and distributed by the provincial governments. If you have questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-800-282-1915 or email us at //

Deal With Your Insurance On The Go!

Refer a Friend! If you are currently a client of CMR and you refer a friend to us for a quote you will receive a special THANK-YOU GIFT and be entered for your chance to win some great prizes! Simply ask the person you refer to call 1-800-282-1915 and provide your contact information or have them request a quote through our website.

24/7 online access to your policy information, pink cards, payments, coverages and much more!

For more information on our referral program, please visit our website: | 1-800-282-1915 467 10th Street, Hanover, Ontario, N4N 1R3


REAL ESTATE HOW TO PURCHASE A HOME IN A SELLER’S MARKET Stephanie Hocking, Broker // Royal LePage RCR Realty Brokerage

Buying a home is an exciting chapter in

multiple offers on a home if they are

they must remember to be flexible with

your life, but it also can present some

pre-approved and don’t have a long

closing dates, conditional dates and to

challenges. One of those challenges

financing condition. Regardless, it is

be realistic with the price. When buyers

is searching for a home in a “seller’s

always wise to include a condition of

are competing, it is unlikely that a low

market.” A seller’s market exists when

financing because the lending institution

offer will be accepted, and they will most

there are several buyers competing for

will want to approve the house as well.

likely need to offer close to the asking

the same home due to lack of homes

Be Ready to Make a Decision Quickly

price if they want to purchase the home.

In a seller’s market, it’s very common that

Select the Right Realtor

if a home is priced to sell, it will receive

When looking for a realtor in a competitive

multiple offers within the first day or two

market, buyers should make sure they

of being listed. Buyers must also make

choose a realtor that can accommodate

The best advice that I can give to buyers

themselves available to view the home

your schedule, knows the market well,

in a seller’s market is to be prepared!

quickly because that can make a difference

is experienced, makes sure the proper

Here are a few steps to help you do so:

between finding the perfect home or not.

conditions are included in the offer, and can

Get Your Financing in Order

Although time is of the essence, buyers

negotiate well on your behalf.

may want to bring an additional set of eyes

With all of this in mind, if you have

available for sale. This allows the seller and their realtor to be more aggressive with their listing in order to make the most on the sale of their home.

Before you decide to start your home search, it’s very important that a buyer

through the home, so they can find and

any questions regarding selling or

gets a pre-approval for a mortgage so

inspect any areas of concern.

that they know which homes they can

Be Flexible or call/text my

afford. A buyer who has their financing

When a home comes available that

cell at 519-373-3039. I wish you good

in order has an advantage if there are

the buyers want to submit an offer on,

luck in the search for your new home. //


purchasing a home, please email me at


Candidate Nomination Filing Nomination Papers – Candidates may file a nomination form during regular business hours beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2018 with the last day and time for filing being Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm. A prescribed fee in the amount of $200.00 for Head of Council and $100.00 for all other candidates payable by cash, debit, certified cheque or money order, and the endorsement of at least 25 persons must accompany the nomination form. Candidates must not spend or raise any funds for their election campaign until the nomination form has been filed. The nomination form will be available from the office of your Municipal Clerk.

The following are the Municipal Council positions to be filled at the 2018 Municipal election: • Mayor • Deputy Mayor • Town Councillors (5 to be elected)

Internet and Telephone Voting The Town of Hanover has selected to use the internet and telephone voting method for the 2018 municipal election. Paper ballots will not be used. Mail-in ballots will not be used. Electors will be able to cast their vote online or by telephone from anywhere they have an internet or telephone connection. Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use to vote by either the internet or telephone. The Voting Period for this Municipal Election will be Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 am until Monday October 22, 2018 at 8:00 pm. There is no need to wait to vote on Voting Day as there will be no polls.

Help Centre A Help Centre will be located at the Municipal Office, 341 10th Street, during the Voting Period. Electors can be added to the Voters’ List and receive assistance and clarification on the election process, including access to the internet.

Are You On The Voters List? Are you on the list to vote for the upcoming municipal election? If you are an Ontario resident over the age of 18 you can visit to confirm or update your information in a few easy steps. You can also change your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your property address. Updating this information will help to ensure that municipal Voters’ Lists are accurate and up-to-date in preparation for municipal and school board elections occurring this October. Find out ahead of time if you are eligible to vote. Visit or call:1-866-296-6722.

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Community Improvement Partnership

The 2018 Visitors Guide is complete! Look for the guide on stands in local businesses beginning in late April and throughout the year. New this year, our 2018 Attractions map will also be featured in the guide as a removable map so you can always have a list of the must-see spots in Hanover on hand.

2018 Sights & Sounds Festival

The tent is reserved, our entertainment booked, and our brand new logo is ready to go! Save the date for the 14th annual Sights & Sounds Festival - July 26th-29th, 2018. We’re going back to our roots to bring you Hanover’s Biggest Block Party - we’ll be reviving some classic events, as well as introducing new features to bring you all of the sights & sounds Hanover has to offer. For a complete schedule of events, please visit or find us on social media @hanoverssfest

Promote Your Business

Looking for advertising opportunities for your business? As a business in the Town of Hanover, CIP provides you with multiple opportunities throughout the year to ensure your name is seen and heard. In addition to advertising in the Visitor’s Guide or sponsoring Sights & Sounds, we also run a Summer Radio Campaign, as well as the annual Holiday Shop & Win promotion. To learn more about how to get involved, call Taryn at 519.506.2474.

Contact Info

Community Improvement Partnership A. 269 7th Ave. Hanover ON N4N 2H5 | T. 519.506.2474 | E. | W.

Hanover Chamber of Commerce

First Time Members are encouraged to join for a Chamber Bargain $75.00 + HST. Your first time membership will introduce you to the perks of membership with the Hanover Chamber of Commerce. A membership application form is available by calling the Chamber Office 519 364-5777 or by visiting our Chamber Website: Welcome Package – Visit the website’s Side Bar for a listing of What We Do and Plans and Events for 2018.

Fashion & Lifestyle Show

The Hanover Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Inspire: A Fashion & Lifestyle Show. Join us May 16th at the Hanover Civic Theatre for a night of fun and fashion featuring our chamber businesses. There will be a marketplace in the community hall as well as complimentary appetizers and a cash bar with proceeds supporting the Hanover Fire Fighters Association. Tickets are $15 (ps. They make a great Mother’s Day gift!)

Meet the Candidates

Please join us at our Meet the Candidates night on October 3rd. Learn all about the candidates running in our 2018 municipal election.

Contact Info Hanover Chamber of Commerce A. 214 10th Street, Hanover ON, N4N 1N7 | T. 519 364-5777 E. | W. Connect. Promote. Grow. 21


BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT The primary role of the Building Department is to promote and assist development in compliance with Federal, Provincial, County and local regulations. By enforcing building codes and assisting builders, the Municipality ensures that the structures are safe, not only for today but for many years to come.


Building Permits

Land Use Planning

Description You need a building permit if you plan to: construct a new building/change a building's use/demolish a portion of a building; renovate, repair or add to a building; install, change or remove partitions and load-bearing walls; install new or make structural alterations to windows or doors; build a garage, balcony or deck; installation or repair of storm, sanitary and/or water service; install or modify heating, plumbing, air conditioning systems or fireplaces. Contact your local municipal office if you are not sure whether you need a permit for your project. Even though your project may not require a building permit, you must still comply with the requirements of the Zoning By-Law and Building Code. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure that a building permit is obtained when required. You may authorize your contractor or designer to apply for the permit, but the owner should ensure that they have the permit prior to any work starting. For more information, please visit Land Use Planning affects almost every aspect of life in the Town. Good planning encourages public participation and leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services and resources. Zoning By-Laws regulate land use (i.e. residential, commercial, Industrial, etc.) and development standards for building on a property, including Consent Applications for the separation of land to form a new lot(s) or adjust boundaries. Minor Variance Applications allow variances to the provisions of the Town's Sign By-Law and Comprehensive Zoning By-Law or to expand land uses that have existed prior to the passing of the current By-Law. Site Plan Application - All lands within Hanover are subject to site plan control with the exception of Residential Development containing 2 units or less. If you are planning to build a new building or addition, you may be subject to site plan control. A building permit cannot be issued and construction cannot begin unless site plan approval is obtained. For a complete overview of planning, please visit

BYLAWS Noise All residents of the Town have the right to enjoy reasonable peace and quiet while at home. The Noise By-law protects residents from unreasonable or unnecessary noise. The By-Law is actively enforced by the Town’s Municipal Law Enforcement Officer and the Hanover Police Service.

Yard Sales You must register your yard sale with the Town of Hanover. What You Need To Do 1. Download the form at 2. Deliver in person, mail or email the form to the Municipal office at least 1 week before the sale. You are allowed up to 3 sales each year, at any 1 location. Sales can’t be more than 2 days in a row. You will benefit from free advertising through the Town of Hanover website. ATMOSPHERE / 22

Animal Control Animal owners and those with an animal in their care or custody are to provide the basic requirements for the animal. Dogs must be on a leash when on municipal property, exclusive of the off leash dog park. Do not leave your dog in a vehicle when it is hot, it’s best to leave them at home when possible where they will be more comfortable. As a responsible dog owner don’t forget to get your 2018 dog tag. Vaccination tags obtained from a veterinarian are separate from licensing requirements. Please clean up after your dog.

Clean Yards, A General Guide Hanover has prescribed standards for the maintenance and occupancy of all properties within the Town. All property owners are required to repair and maintain their properties in compliance with the minimum maintenance standards included in the Clean Yards By-Law. The following list provides an overview of the Town’s Clean Yards regulations: • All sodded and grass covered areas are to be kept in good living condition and properly maintained, including satisfactory cutting or mowing so as not to present an unsightly appearance. • Properties shall be free of excessive weeds and noxious weeds. • Properties are required to be maintained free of accumulations of garbage, refuse or debris. • Hedges and trees adjacent to a public sidewalk, walkway or roadway are to be cut and trimmed so as to allow safe unhindered passage.

Zoning The Town of Hanover’s Zoning By-Law regulates a number of activities and uses on private property. The owner or occupant of any lot, building or structure in any Residential Zone may store or park, not more than one in total, of the following: • A personal travel trailer or motor home; • A snowmobile or boat with accessory trailer; provided the length of such travel trailer, snowmobile or boat and its accessory trailer does not exceed 9 metres in length; The parking or storage shall only be permitted in a carport or garage or in an interior side yard or rear yard not closer than 1.0 metre to any lot line exclusive of any area covered by a site triangle, or in a driveway for a period of time not to exceed 2 months

Parking Over the Sidewalks & Curbs Keeping neighbourhoods safe is the primary purpose of the Traffic By-Law. This is why there are several rules about how a vehicle is parked in a residential driveway. Vehicles are required to be contained on the driveway and are not allowed to overhang the curb onto the road. Doing this can cause a dangerous problem for traffic. As well, vehicles parked in driveways may not block a sidewalk. This is to ensure that they don’t pose a danger to those using the sidewalk by getting in the way of strollers, wheelchairs and pedestrians, and forcing them onto the road. On-Site parking means parking is to be totally on your property.


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Goods Exchange Week May 11 - May 18, 2018

This FREE town-wide “Sidewalk Sale” is a great opportunity to exchange those reusable household items such as furniture, appliances or children’s toys, which you no longer use. Put them beside the curb, clearly marked that they are free. To avoid mistaken pick up, please make sure that gardening tools and your children’s toys are not beside the curb. Any items beside the curb after Goods Exchange Week must be removed by the homeowner.


Residences with even house numbers may water on the even calendar days. Residences with odd house numbers may water on the odd calendar days.

LOCATES When excavating to install fences, repair driveways, plant trees, etc. contact Ontario One-Call at: 1-800-400-2255 for Town of Hanover water/sewer, Bell, Union Gas, Wightman Telecom, East Link, Hydro One and Westario Power locates. CALL BEFORE YOU DIG! Visit our website:

For Landfill, garbage and recycling information like hours of operation, curbside collection schedules and accepted materials, visit the Garbage & Recycling page of our website:



Hanover Invites You To Join Us & Discover More!

A vibrant downtown and an array of attractions, dining options and great shopping awaits you! There is a bit of history, local celebration, entertainment and an all around good time in whatever brings you here and in what you decide to do. Discover More Hanover by visiting the Eat Well Farmers’ Market running on Saturday mornings in Heritage Square, where you will have the opportunity to purchase fresh, quality local food directly from the farmer that grew it. Continue your journey by shopping our vibrant downtown that displays an array of specialty gift stores and dining options. Home to Schultz’s Gone Totally Baked, your pallet will savour these delicious donuts and other baked goods that have been a staple of our community for many years. Looking to quench your thirst? Hanover is also home to MacLean’s Ales Brewery! Open for tours and tastings, this state of the art facility also hosts numerous events like Hopfest and the NEW Boots & Brews Country Music Festival. More sights await you every Saturday night at the Hanover Raceway, where you will enjoy live harness racing, or test your luck at Gateway Casinos. For a great family attraction & outing, catch an indoor movie at the Paramount Theatre or an outdoor movie at the Drive-In theatre, participate in the live entertainment regularly featured at the Hanover Civic Theatre, or learn more about our history through self-guided walking tours, community trails and display’s at the P&H Centre Archive and our Library. Join us at our excellent recreational facilities and for our annual local celebrations like the Sights & Sounds Festival, Dream of Glory Final, Taste of Grey and special holiday celebrations. See Launch Pad, our youth skill development centre. You may also try your hand at flying at the Saugeen Municipal Airport! So much awaits you in Hanover – Thanks for joining us!

Hanover Facade Incentive Program Opens Fifth Intake & Includes a New Public Art Component Launched in 2014, the Façade Incentive Program has supported a diverse and creative range of projects that have made a significant contribution to the vibrancy of our downtown. The Town of Hanover has invested $215,389 into the grant incentive program that has resulted in $755,022 in improvements to downtown properties. Through all four intakes, a 3:1 private to public investment has been made with a majority of the money being retained in the community. To continue the objective to improve the appearance of downtown properties and therefore aid in the overall visual impact of our downtown, a new public art incentive has been introduced. Public art is an important element of façade composition that is often overlooked. The intent is to encourage the inclusion of art programming such as mural work, sidewalk art, commemoration and custom site amenities. Application & Guidelines:çade-grant Application Deadline: May 31, 2018.

The Women of Wellington Saugeen Area (WOWSA) aims to inspire, empower and connect women in business in the County of Wellington and Saugeen River region in Ontario by providing creative education and networking events. Sign-up for the Newsletter at to stay connected! Upcoming Events: May 17, 2018 - Hanover Owned by Women Tour, sponsored by Meridian. ATMOSPHERE / 26

June 21, 2018 - ‘She Started It’ Film Screening.

LAUNCH PAD SUMMER DAY CAMP Emily Morrison // Executive Director - Launch Pad

Our mission is to provide youth 12 to 18 years of age in Grey & Bruce counties, with important skill development and career exploration opportunities. By offering a wide range of youth focused training programs, Launch Pad enhances their knowledge and learning in a fun, safe and informative environment. Launch Pad Youth Activity & Technology Centre is a Not-For-Profit organization that opened doors in May of 2015 with a vision to provide a wide range of relevant skill development programs and opportunities to enhance youth well-being, and their career possibilities. Launch Pad is open 3:30pm to 8:00pm Tuesday through Friday, where youth can utilize our facility including the iMac lab, welding bay and commercial kitchen. Summer Day Camp Registration is now OPEN! 2018 Summer Day Camps • Build a Derby Car! • Gadgets & Gizmos • Chop, Chomp, & Carry! • Explore LP! • Welding 101 • Learn to Code • Culinary Exploration • Everything ART! • Univerisity Survival Skills

Each day, youth will learn valuable skills that they can take with them into their bright futures. 27

Parks, Recreation & Culture Guide Volume 6 ¡ 2018

P&H Centre

269 7th Avenue, Hanover ON N4N 2H5 t. 519.364.2310 e. | w.

If you wish to receive this guide via email, please let us know and we can add you to the email list.

Facility Hours

June 25, 2018 - September 2, 2018 Monday | 6:00am - 7:00pm Tuesday - Friday | 6:00am - 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday | Open only for event rentals

Customer Service Desk Hours Monday | 8:00am - 6:00pm Tuesday - Friday | 8:00am - 8:00pm Saturday & Sunday | Closed

Holiday Hours (Closed) Master Plan............................................................... 29 Parks, Recreation & Culture...................................... 30 Aquatic Centre.......................................................... 31 Pool Schedule .......................................................... 32 Swim Lessons........................................................... 33 Aquatic Program Descriptions.................................. 34 Summer Aquatic Lessons......................................... 36 Pool Programs.......................................................... 37 Kamp Kummoniwannago......................................... 38 Teen Adventures....................................................... 40 Specialty Camps...................................................... 41 Age-Friendly & Heritage Services............................ 45 Culture & Heritage Services..................................... 46 Town of Hanover Facilities & Indoor Track................ 47 Parks, Trails & Outdoor Facilities............................... 48

July 1 & 2, 2018 | Canada Day August 6, 2018 | Civic Holiday September 1-3, 2018 | Labour Day Weekend

Department Contacts Sherri Walden Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture t. 519.364.2310 x 2123 e. Bert Lennox Manager of Aquatics & Programs t. 519.364.2310 x 2122 e. Tom Karl Manager of Parks & Recreation Facilities t. 519.364.2310 x 2126 e. Laura Webb Program Development Coordinator t. 519.364.2310 x 2128 e. Lyndsay Regier Administrative Supervisor t. 519.364.2310 x 2135 e. Steph Burt Aquatic Assistant t. 519.364.2310 x 2124 e.

Master Plan Master Plan - Parks, Recreation & Culture Our Master Plan process is in its’ final phase of development. The Master Plan will be presented for Council consideration by June 2018. The Master Plan was initiated in November 2017 and its’ recommendations will guide future decision making of parks, recreation & culture services over the next 15 years. The consulting firm prc solutions has facilitated the Master Plan process with input from staff and the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee. Community members provided input through a phone survey and user groups were involved in focus group input sessions. An assessment of our parks, recreation and culture operations is necessary to ensure we are meeting the current and future needs of our community in consideration of fiscal realities and corporate objectives focused on efficient, effective and sustainable delivery of services.

Highlights of work completed as part of the Master Plan process: •

Public workshops hosted on February 15 and April 17 to seek input on draft findings.

Review of a variety of background and supporting documents.

Information including inventory of services and facilities and financial data sourced from confirmed comparative municipalities.

Consider participation and facility use data.

Phone survey to receive input from Hanover residents and non-residents.

Received input from indoor, outdoor, arts / culture and community user groups and staff during focus groups.

Information & updates will be available via the Town website and social media. Contact for more information: Sherri Walden • • 519.364.2310 x 2123


Parks, Recreation & Culture Services Online Registration - fast, easy, secure!

About Us

Register online at or stop by our office for any recreation programs beginning: • May 3, 2018 for Hanover Residents • May 10, 2018 for Non-Residents

Our department strives to provide quality services and

Phone registrations will be accepted after May 3 (Hanover residents) or May 10 (all other area residents) with credit card payment.

partnerships, special events, culture services, heritage,

Fee Assistance

functions related to parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, ball diamonds, trail system, arena, aquatic services, civic facilities, programs for various ages, community theatres and administrative operations so that our residents can enjoy the benefits of a healthy community.

Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs! 1. Grey County Residents — Grey National Child Benefit (NCB) Reinvestment Program 519.376.0484 x 227. Forms can be obtained at the Parks, Recreation & Culture Office in Hanover or online at 2. Bruce County Residents — Bruce County Social Services 519.881.0431 or 1.800.265.3005. Forms can be obtained at the Parks, Recreation & Culture Office in Hanover or online at 3. The Town of Hanover has a subsidy program available to assist Hanover residents to take part in Parks, Recreation & Culture Department programs or services. You are encouraged to contact the Manager of Aquatics & Programs at 519.364.2310 x 2122 for further information. Program subsidization or installment payments on fees, memberships and season passes may be arranged pending approval.

Stay Up To Date For up to date information, news and events - visit our website and social media! Facebook & Twitter are updated regularly with current happenings. Everything found in this book and more is available on our website

Refunds & Credits

A refund or credit will be granted and calculated as follows: • Program cancellation by Department - full registration fee. • Individual cancels 7 days prior to program start date - registration fee less $20.00 administration fee. • Last minute cancellations (less than 7 days prior to program start date) - registration fee less $20.00 will be granted as a credit on account (Note: Program status is decided 7 days prior to program start date. Your withdrawal may put the class below it's minimum number to operate.)

Prior to or during the program due to:

• Medical Reasons - value of remaining classes less applicable administration fee, provided no more than 75% of session has passed. • Program Dissatisfaction - value of remaining classes less applicable administration fee, provided no more than 50% of the session has passed.


Aquatic Centre Admission Fees

*All prices include HST.


1 Visit

10 Visit Pass

20 Visit Pass

6 Month Membership

1 Year Membership

Preschool (Under 4 years)






Student (5-17 years)






Senior (65+ years)






Adult (18 years and older)












Family (same household, max. 5)






Additional Family Members

$2.50 / additional person

6 Month Pass Includes: Admission to any public swim program listed above - valid 6 months from date of purchase. Year Membership Includes: Admission to any public swim program listed above plus shinny and 10% off Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture program registration fees - valid 1 year from date of purchase.

Healthy Swimming Etiquette Shower Before You Swim

Please shower with soap and warm water before entering or re-entering the pool deck. It’s clean, it’s green, it’s the law!

Photographic Devices

The use of any device that is capable of rendering a photographic image is prohibited in the showers, change rooms, washrooms and pool area. (Includes GoPros)

Wear Appropriate Footwear

Bring clean flip flops or sandals to wear on the pool deck. Street shoes are not permitted.

Food-Free Zone

Only water is permitted on pool deck in a plastic reusable container.

Help Reduce Pool Closures

Facility Swim Test

A pool fouling will cause a closure of our pool anywhere from 1-24 hours. Here are some healthy habits you can take to stop the spread of germs and reduce the number of closures in our pool:

The recreational swim admission standard is applied to all recreational swims. Aquatic staff may ask any participant for a demonstration of swimming ability if they feel there is a question of personal safety. To successfully pass the facility swim test individuals must:

• Take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often. • The use of a swim diaper is mandatory to enter the pool if a child is not yet fully toilet trained. • Do not swim if you are feeling sick or have been sick in the past 24 hours. This is especially important for children in diapers. • Wash your body thoroughly with soap and water before swimming.

• Swim on their front for one width of the pool successfully without stopping.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our pool clean for all to enjoy!

• Ability to put face in water

• Must be a recognizable stroke


Pool Schedule Summer Schedule MONDAY

July 3 to August 30, 2018









Lane Swim | Main pool, swirl-pool and sauna · Swim a loop in a slow, medium or fast lane 6:00-8:00am












Aquafit / *Aqua Motion* | Drop-in classes! · 45 minute classes with 15 minutes at the end to enjoy sauna & swirl-pool 8:15-9:15am

8:15-9:15am Step

8:15-9:15am CLOSED



Aqua Motion | Drop-in classes! 45 minute classes with 15 minutes at the end to enjoy sauna & swirl-pool 10:45-11:30am










Adult N' Tot | Wading pool play time for 6 years and under with adult *No more than 3 children per adult. Little swimmers are available at the customer service desk. 11:45-12:45pm







Public Swim | Entire Pool

Toonie Swim Toonie Swim Toonie Swim 1:00-2:00pm 1:00-2:00pm 1:00-2:00pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm Adult/Senior | Main pool, swirl-pool and sauna *One lane available for leisure swim only* Toonie Swim 1:00-2:00pm

Toonie Swim 1:00-2:00pm


10:45-11:45am Deep End Only Leisure Swim


Schedule Changes Sun. July 1, 2018 Canada Day Celebration Pool Open | 3:00pm - 4:30pm only Tues. July 3, 2018 Tubular Tuesday | 1:00pm - 2:00pm Fri. July 20, 2018 Family Fun Night | 6:30pm - 7:30pm Mon. August 6, 2018 Civic Holiday | Pool Closed Tues. August 7, 2018 Sports Fundamental Event | 1:00pm - 2:00pm Fri. August 17, 2018 Regatta Cardboard Race | 6:30pm - 7:30pm Thurs. August 30, 2018 Adult & Tot and Lane Swim 6:00-7:30pm | Cancelled Fri. August 31 - Mon. Sept 24, 2018 Pool Shutdown ATMOSPHERE / 32

10:45-11:45am Deep End Only Leisure Swim


Admission Policy Children under 10 years who are non-swimmers MUST be accompanied by an individual who is 14 years or older and responsible for their direct supervision. Maximum ratio: 3 children to 1 individual. Ratio: 6 children to 1 individual if Pfd’s are worn. Children under 10 years who are strong swimmers may take the facility swim test to determine if they can enter the pool by themselves. Children 7 years and under MUST be accompanied by an individual who is 14 years or older and responsible for their direct supervision. Maximum ratio: 3 children to 1 individual. Direct supervision is defined as being within arm’s reach in the water and be able to render immediate assistance. Children who are not toilet trained must wear water-tight elastic pants or special designed disposable swimming diapers (available for purchase).

Swim Lessons Conversion Chart We are now proudly offering swimming lessons through the Lifesaving Society. While the names of our classes have changed, our commitment to providing excellent instruction remains the same. Please see the chart below to identify which level your child should register in for the upcoming season.

Conversion Chart Previously Red Cross Lessons

Previously YMCA Lessons

*NEW* Hanover Lifesaving Society Lessons



Parent & Tot 1 (4 - 12 months)



Parent & Tot 2 (12 - 24 months)

Sea Turtle


Parent & Tot 3 (2-3 years)

Sea Otter 1


Preschool A1 (3 - 5 years) *Parent in for the first 3-5 lessons

Sea Otter 2


Preschool A2 (3 - 5 years)



Preschool B (3 - 5 years)



Preschool C (3 - 5 years)



Preschool D (3 - 5 years)



Preschool E (3 - 5 years)

Swim Kids 1


Swimmer 1 (6 years and up)

Swim Kids 2


Swimmer 2 (6 years and up)

Swim Kids 3


Swimmer 2 (6 years and up)

Swim Kids 4


Swimmer 3 (6 years and up)

Swim Kids 5

Star 1

Swimmer 4 (6 years and up)

Swim Kids 6

Star 2

Swimmer 5 (6 years and up)

Swim Kids 7

Star 3

Swimmer 6 (6 years and up)

Swim Kids 8

Star 4

Swimmer 7 (6 years and up)

Swim Kids 9

Star 5

Swimmer 8 (8 years and up)

Swim Kids 10

Star 6 / 7

Swimmer 9 (8 years and up)


Aquatic Program Descriptions Program


Parent & Tot 1 (4 - 12 months)

With a caregiver the child will explore the water through buoyancy, movement skills, introduction to PFD's and entries. Learn how to help your child play in the water with comfort and confidence.

Parent & Tot 2 (12 - 24 months)

With a caregiver the child will perform assisted front and back floats, learn how to travel at the surface by kicking, and introduction to entries with a PFD. This level teaches children to get their face wet and blow bubbles.

Parent & Tot 3 (2 - 3 years)

With a caregiver the child will have fun jumping into the water with assistance. They learn to hold their breath and open their eyes under water. Kicking on front and back provide the building blocks for orientation and stroke development.

Preschool A1 (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and back glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1-2m assisted. (Parents to accompany child into the water for the first 5 classes)

Preschool A2 (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers develop a foundation of water skills with the Instructors. Swimmers jump into chest-deep water assisted. Floating on front and back, and glides with assistance for 3 seconds. Shallow water movement wearing a PFD. Fitness swim 1-2m unassisted.

Preschool B (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers jump into chest-deep water and get in and get out wearing a PFD. They submerge and exhale under water. They glide on front and back 3m and with a buoyant aid will flutter kick on back 5m. Fitness swim 2-4m unassisted.

Preschool C (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers try both a jump and a side roll into deep water while wearing a PFD. They recover objects from the bottom in waist-deep water. They work on kicking and gliding through the water on front and back unassisted. Fitness swim 5-7m unassisted.

Preschool D (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers learn independent jumps into deep water and exit. They open their eyes under water and recover objects from chest-deep water. Front crawl is introduced at this level and for 2-3m unassisted. Fitness swim is 7-9m unassisted.

Preschool E (3 - 5 years)

Preschoolers build on deep water skills by demonstrating a forward roll entry with a PFD. They develop endurance by holding their breath under water for up to 10 sec. Interval training and whip kick is introduced at this level. Fitness swim 10-12m.

Swimmer 1 (6 years and up)

Beginners become comfortable jumping into water with and without a personal flotation device. They open their eyes, exhale and hold their breath underwater. They work on floats, glides and kicking on front and back.

Swimmer 2 (6 years and up)

Advanced beginners jump into deeper water, and become comfortable falling sideways into the water wearing a personal flotation device. Swimmers support themselves at the surface without an aid, recover an object in chest-deep water. Fitness swim is 10-15m.

Swimmer 3 (6 years and up)

Swimmers develop front and back crawl strokes, and explore whip kick in a vertical position. Swimmers tread water for up to 30 sec and learn to transition from front to back flutter kick. Fitness swim is 20-25m.

Swimmer 4 (6 years and up)

Swimmers work towards stride dives and standing dives into deep water. They improve the front crawl, back crawl and whip kick. Swimmers are introduced to a 3m underwater swim. Fitness swim is 50m.

Swimmer 5 (6 years and up)

Junior swimmers shallow dive into deep water and perform in-water back somersaults. They achieve the Canadian Swim to Survive Standard: roll into deep water, tread 1 min and swim 50m. Swimmers continue to develop front and back crawl while breaststroke skills are introduced. Fitness swim is 100m.

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Aquatic Program Descriptions Swimmer 6 (6 years and up)

Intermediate swimmers increase efficiency in front crawl, back crawl, and work to develop breaststroke skills. They are introduced to stride entries, scissor kick and vertical dolphin kick. They also develop strength and power by performing front and back crawl sprints. Fitness swim is 150m.

Swimmer 7 (6 years and up)

Intermediate swimmers master dolphin kick, diving off of blocks and eggbeater. They are introduced to sculling and continue to maximize efficiency in front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 300m.

Swimmer 8 (8 years and up)

Swimmers rise to the challenge of advanced aquatic skills including head and foot first surface dives and a 25m obstacle swim. First aid focuses on assessment of conscious victims, contacting EMS and treatment for bleeding. They swim lengths of front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. Fitness swim is 350m.

Swimmer 9 (8 years and up)

Swimmers continue stroke development with 75m swims of front crawl, back crawl and breast stroke. Lifesaving skills include a rescue with a buoyant aid and a timed object support. First aid focuses on assessment of unconscious victims, treatment of victims in shock and obstructed airway procedures. Fitness swim is 500m.

Swimmer 10 (8 years and up)

Advanced Swimmers develop each stroke over 100m. They also learn lifesaving skills such as entries with aids, and removals of unconscious victims. First aid focuses on treatment of victims with bone and joint injuries, and respiratory emergencies. Swimming drills develop a strong lifesaving foundation. Fitness swim is 600m.

Swim Lessons Swim Lessons Prescreening July 3, 2018 to August 24, 2018 Monday - Friday | 11:45am - 12:45pm

What Level should you register in?

Staff members will evaluate your child’s swimming abilities and recommend the appropriate level. Call 519.364.2310 x 2121 to arrange a time.

Appropriate Levels

Your child’s instructor may recommend a change in level if they feel your child is not registered in an appropriate level. Staff reserve the right to move a child if circumstances dictate.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Instructors & Assistant Instructors

All classes will be taught by a fully-certified Lifesaving Society Instructor. Our Instructors have spent over 200 hours taking courses and volunteering in Aquatic Instructional Programs to prepare them to teach your children.

First Lesson

In our effort to ensure that your child receives the best possible instruction, we ask that you bring your child’s most recent report card with him/her to the first session. This will help your water safety instructor tailor their classes to effectively meet the needs of each child.

Progress Evaluation

All participants in swimming lessons are evaluated on an ongoing basis throughout the session. Candidates who complete all of the required skills will receive a sticker.

Private and semi-private lessons are available for swimmers who need assistance mastering a particular skill or stroke. A few lessons with private instruction will leave the individual ready to continue with group lessons. All lessons are 30 minutes in length. To arrange private or semi-private lessons call the Aquatic Centre at 519.364.2310.

Swimming Attire

Did You Miss a Lesson?

Per Lesson

5 Lessons

8 Lessons









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All patrons must wear appropriate swimming attire suitable for a public family environment. Swimming attire is defined as clothing that is clean and used specifically for the purpose of swimming.

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Summer Aquatic Lessons Program


Summer 1 July 9 - 19


Summer 2 Jul. 23 - Aug. 2


Summer 3 August 13 - 23


* Lessons will only be 8 days. No Lessons on Fridays.

Parent & Tot 1 4 - 12 months


9:15 - 9:45am


9:45 - 10:15am


4:30 - 5:00pm


Parent & Tot 2 12 - 24 months


9:15 - 9:45am


9:45 - 10:15am


4:30 - 5:00pm


Parent & Tot 3 2 - 3 years


9:15 - 9:45am


9:45 - 10:15am


4:30 - 5:00pm


Preschool A1 3 - 5 years


10:15 - 10:45am


9:15 - 9:45am


5:30 - 6:00pm


Preschool A2 3 - 5 years


10:15 - 10:45am


9:15 - 9:45am


5:30 - 6:00pm


Preschool B 3 - 5 years


10:15 - 10:45am


10:15 - 10:45am


5:30 - 6:00pm


Preschool C 3 - 5 years


10:00 - 10:30am


10:15 - 10:45am


5:00 - 5:30pm


Preschool D 3 - 5 years


10:00 - 10:30am


4:30 - 5:00pm


Preschool E 3 - 5 years


10:00 - 10:30am


4:30 - 5:00pm


Swimmer 1 6+ years


9:45 - 10:15am


10:15 - 10:45am


5:00 - 5:30pm


Swimmer 2 6+ years


9:45 - 10:15am


9:15 - 9:45am


4:30 - 5:00pm


Swimmer 3 6+ years


9:45 - 10:15am


9:15 - 9:45am


4:30 - 5:00pm


Swimmer 4 6+ years


9:15 - 9:45am


10:00 - 10:30am


4:30 - 5:00pm


Swimmer 5 6+ years


9:15 - 10:00am


9:45 - 10:30am


5:00 - 5:45pm


Swimmer 6 6+ years


9:15 - 10:00am


9:45 - 10:30am


5:00 - 5:45pm


Swimmer 7 6+ years


9:15 - 10:00am


9:15 - 10:00am


5:00 - 5:45pm


Swimmer 8 8+ years


9:15 - 10:00am


9:15 - 10:00am


5:00 - 5:45pm


Swimmer 9 6+ years


9:15 - 10:00am


Swimmer 10 8+ years


*Family Rate - 3rd child (or more) half price - Applies to lesson of least cost. (Includes Parent & Tot 1 to Swimmer 10) ATMOSPHERE / 36

Pool Programs Lifesaving Fundamentals Club

The Hanover Regional Lifesaving Club will help participants practice lifesaving skills and give a perfect opportunity for youth to become future lifeguards. This program builds strength, endurance and confidence by training with manikins, bricks, obstacles and ropes. We also work on starts, dives, turns and strokes while setting personal goals and having fun. Mini meets with local pools are optional. Coach: Christina Schnell *Must be able to swim two lengths of the pool. "Free Try It" Nights: Tuesday, June 5 | 5:15 - 6:30pm Monday, Aug. 27 | 4:30 - 5:30pm Dates

July 9 - August 20, 2018 (Cancelled August 6)


Mondays | 4:30 - 5:30pm (Code: 6316)



Adults/Teens/Seniors Lessons

Now is a great time to learn how to swim for fun and fitness. This program offers swimming skills/water safety instruction for adults, seniors and teens. Lessons will be designed to meet the needs of the individual. Note: ratio will be one instructor with two adults to accommodate various skill levels.

Transition to Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Instructors

This 4 hour clinic introduces the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life program to already certified learn-to-swim instructors. As a result of this clinic instructors will be able to deliver the content of the Swim for Life program. Other clinic locations are: Wingham, Saugeen Shores & Kincardine. Prerequisites: Must have a current Red Cross or YMCA Instructors. Dates/ Location

May 27, 2018 at The Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre


1:00 - 5:00pm


FREE! (Code: 6254)

VOLUNTEER! Why Volunteer? • Help others learn how to swim. • Meet new people and make new friends. • Gain experience that will assist you in joining our team.


August 13 - 23, 2018 (Lessons Monday-Thursday for 2 weeks)

• Learn new skills, use existing talents and abilities.


5:00 - 5:30pm | Code: 6266 5:30 - 6:00pm | Code: 6267

• Enthusiastic volunteers are needed!



Stroke Correction

Struggling with a specific swimming stroke? Join us and work on a variety of drill-type exercises to improve your strokes. *Swimmer 4. Must be currently enrolled in swim lessons. Dates

July 3 - August 21, 2018


Tuesdays | 6:30pm - 7:30pm


$3.00 per visit (30 minutes)

• Take on new and exciting challenges.

How to Volunteer: Register for a free Aquatic Volunteer Workshop. An

aquatic volunteer workshop will get you prepared for your first day of volunteering. In this workship you will learn your role and responsibilities as a volunteer, songs, and games safety formations, and ways to assist with stroke correction. Being at least 13 years old and having Bronze Medallion is a requirement due to the specialized nature of aquatics and the needs of our program. Please register online, in person at the customer service desk or over the phone. Please bring a bathing suit, snack and supper. Dates

Monday, June 11, 2018


4:00 - 7:00pm


FREE! (Code: 6317) 37

Kamp Kummoniwannago Great theme weeks offering a variety of creative activities including games, crafts, songs, relays, special events and sports, as well as a daily swim. Participants will be put into small groups to ensure age appropriate activities, (ie. 4-5 years, 6-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-12 years). All age groups will participate in a camp wide special event at least once per week. Where

P&H Centre


9:00am-4:00pm (supervised drop-off from 8:00am-9:00am and supervised pickup from 4:00pm-5:15pm)


Mini Me’s – 4 & 5 years | Crazy Critters – 6 & 7 years | Super Troops – 8 & 9 years Teen Adventures - 10 to 12 years

Things you should know about camp! 1. Camper Pick Up and Drop Off Campers 9 years and younger MUST have adult supervision at all times during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Please ensure that regular escorts and emergency contacts are recorded with your registration. Only those adults listed will be permitted to pick up your child(ren). Please notify us of any changes in your child’s pick up routine by calling 519.364.2310 x 2134. This is our safe arrival hotline. Children are NOT allowed to leave early without written consent from a parent or guardian. 2. Ages See specific camp description for ages. Participants must have turned the minimum age and not exceed the maximum age by the first day of the camp week that they are registering for. Camp leaders will take age difference into account when programming activities. Our camp ratios offer a maximum of 1 leader to 10 participants. 3. Lunch and Snacks Due to the life threatening allergies that children in camps have to peanuts/nuts, our summer camps have become a “nut aware” environment. We therefore request all parents to avoid sending peanut or nut products to camp. Please send energizing foods including fruits, vegetables and drinks. Limiting “sugary” foods is highly recommended. 4. Medical Information Health and safety is our number one priority. Please ensure that we have up-to-date information about your child’s medical conditions including doctor’s name and an emergency contact that can be reached during the hours of 8:00am-5:15pm. 5. What to Bring Parents will receive a “Parent Handbook” which outlines specific policies and details as to what campers should bring. 6. Swimming Campers enjoy 1 hour of pool time daily. 7. Payment Plan If registering for 2 or more weeks, a credit card payment plan may be utilized. Credit card payment for the first week registering must be processed on the date of registration. The remaining dollar amount will be divided evenly and processed on your credit card the week prior to the start of the program (i.e. If registered for camp July 24-28, the payment will be processed July 17). Subsidy is available. 8. Behaviours Kamp K utilizes the stoplight system for discipline. Depending on the situation, the following steps will be taken: a) Green Light: You are having a GREAT DAY! b) Yellow Light: A verbal warning: Child has explained to staff what they did wrong and how this behaviour can be corrected in the future. c) Orange Light: 10 minute time out: Staff removes a participant from the activity. d) Red Light: Meeting with Camp Supervisor and/or Program Coordinator and note home to parents. Children are to follow the guidelines and rules that will be discussed each morning, remain with their program leader at all times and play cooperatively. Any offensive language or actions will not be tolerated. Safe Arrival Hotline If your child is NOT attending camp for any reason, please call us at 519.364.2310 x 2134 prior to 9:30am so we can inform camp leaders.

Qualified Staff

All Town of Hanover Camp Staff are trained in: Principles of Healthy Child Development, First Aid and CPR Certifications, creative program design to ensure safe, diverse, unique, and age-appropriate programming, positive management techniques, treating all campers with respect, dignity, and honesty ATMOSPHERE / 38

Kamp Kummoniwannago Kamp Kummoniwannago Week 1: Harvest Hoedown (6318)

Week 2: Extreme Machine (6319) Week 3: Around The World in 5 Days (6320)

Week 4: Grossology (6321)

Week 5: Aqua Adventures (6322)

Week 6: Turn Back The Clock (6323)

July 3 - 6


Yeehaw! Grab your hat and boots and get ready for a week full of western wackiness! We’re talking line dancing, wanted posters, cactus crafts, horseshoes and so much more! Let’s start off the summer with a rockin’ rodeo with new camp games and of course the ol’ time favourites too! NOTE: There will be no camp on Monday, July 2, 2018.

July 9 - 13

$170.20 ($25 trip fee has been included)

Are you brave enough to handle this week’s adventures? Join us for Kamp K’s first ever Fear Factor! This week also includes challenges and games that test your agility, brains, creativity and enthusiasm! Kamper’s will be visiting the Plunge in Collingwood to round off this extreme week. Will you take the plunge?


Pack your suitcase because Kamp K is traveling around the world! We will be visiting different countries in Asia, Europe, Australia, South America and Africa, bringing new snacks, games and crafts back to Kamp K for a world of fun!

$165.20 ($20 trip fee has been included)

Eureka! Bring your brains and imagination to Kamp K where the sky is the limit. We will be transforming Kamp into your personal laboratory for the week! We will be conducting our own science experiments, inventions and getting messy! Concluding our week will be a super gross and super slimy food fight! And don’t forget your hiking boots because we will also be heading to Harrison Park in Owen Sound for some fun.

$146.16 ($30 trip fee has been included)

Grab your sun screen and bathing suit as Kamp K gets wet and wild! This week will include favourite water games such as drip, drip, drop, relay races as well as our Annual Water Fight and slip n’ slide! And who could forget our trip to Bingeman’s Big Splash Waterpark in Kitchener to tackle some waterslides and cool off in the splash pad! NOTE: There will be no camp on Friday, August 3, 2018.


Say goodbye to 2018 because Kamp K is travelling back in time! We will be visiting different time periods such as Ancient Greece and the first Olympics, Ancient Rome for some chariot racing, and who can forget the 60’s and 80’s?! Come prepared to disco, explore and create memories that will last a lifetime!

$172.20 ($27 trip fee has been included)

You don’t have to travel to a land far away to find magic this week! Join us for magical adventures that include our favourite fairy tale characters and nursery rhymes. Come prepared to have your mind blown as we also incorporate magic tricks and Kamp K’s first annual Leader Magic Show. Get ready to experience a real life fairy tale with a trip to Storybook Park to conclude our magical week!

$170.20 ($25 trip fee has been included)

Our final week of camp is roarin’ with fun! We will be heading into the jungle and meeting many animal friends during our camp wide scavenger hunt! A trip to the Bervie Zoo and splash pad in Kincardine will add to the adventure! And don’t forget about our year end show on Friday to showcase all our wonderful talents, pictures and memories from the whole summer!

July 16 - 20

July 23 - 27

July 30 August 2

August 7 - 10

Week 7: The Magical August 13 - 17 World of Kamp (6324)

Week 8: Goin' on a Lion Hunt (6325)

August 20 - 24


Teen Adventures Teen Adventures Week 1: Krazy Kreations (6326)

Week 2: Push It To The Limit (6327)

Week 3: Bon Appetit (6328)

Week 4: High Tides & Water Slides (6329)

Week 5: Kamp K's Got Talent (6330)

July 3 - 6


July 9 - 13

$170.20 ($25 trip fee has been included)

This week will be the debut for Kamp K’s first ever Fear Factor! Join us for extreme challenges that test your agility, brains and creativity at camp, in the pool and around town! We will also be visiting the Plunge in Collingwood to round off this extreme week. Get ready to embrace your adventurous side and use teamwork to complete this week’s trials!

July 23 - 27

$165.20 ($20 trip fee has been included)

Bring your knife and fork as we challenge your taste buds! This week will start off by making your own apron and creating various recipes to use for every meal of the day! We will be splitting off into teams for our Annual Cook Off to determine the ultimate master chef! We will be taking a break from the kitchen for our trip to Harrison Park in Owen Sound later in the week.

July 30 August 2

$146.16 ($30 trip fee has been included)

We’re slippin’ and slidin’ into week 5 here at Kamp K! We will be having lots of water fun such as water balloons, double pool time and of course a super soaker battle! And who could forget our trip to Bingeman’s Big Splash Waterpark in Kitchener to tackle some waterslides and cool off in the splash pad! Make sure you bring an extra towel this week. NOTE: There will be no camp on Friday, August 3, 2018.

$170.20 ($25 trip fee has been included)

What’s your talent? Can you sing, dance, do magic, create movies, or act? This week you’ll have the chance to shine as you get to work on a performance of your choice. We will also be visiting the Bervie Zoo and splash pad in Kincardine. Friday afternoon we will be hosting a show where you can showcase your talents to make our last day of camp memorable. Come prepared to shine throughout your final week of camp!

August 20 - 24


Kamp K becomes your personal canvas as we work on various art projects throughout the week. We will be painting, sculpting, printing and using random household objects to construct your portfolio! At the end of the week we will have our Kamp K Art Show where you can showcase your beautiful masterpieces to our guests! NOTE: There will be no camp on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Specialty Camps Extended Supervision Option

Extended Care will be available for all specialty camps EXCEPT Full Swing Golf Camp and Wild Encounters. Registrants will be accompanied to the program location by Department staff and/or transported by taxi. Preregistration is required for extended care. Participants may be transported by taxi during extended care times. If you do not wish your child to be transported by taxi, please let staff know when registering. Where

P&H Centre


8:00am to 9:00am and/or 4:00pm to 5:15pm


$20/child/week for before OR after care $35/child/week for before AND after care

TSN (The Sports Nut) with Jason Howes A “sportactular” week of activity for participants. Each day is jam-packed with sports, sports and more sports. Daily instruction and activities in basketball, soccer, floor hockey and flag football will be offered. Please note that participants are divided into specific age groups. About the Instructor: Jason Howes is an educator with the Bluewater District School Board. He is involved in school and community sports both as a player and as a coach. Where

John Diefenbaker Secondary School


Tuesday to Friday, July 3 to 6, 2018 9:00am-3:45pm (extended care available)


$116.16 (Code: 6358)


9-14 years

Dance Camp

An exciting partnership with Grey Bruce School of Dance to add another creative camp option for children and youth! Participants will discover a new dance form each day including jazz, ballet and hip-hop. Daily crafts and activities as well as a daily swim are also included! Parents and friends are invited to a performance at the end of the week for participants to showcase what they have learned. No previous dance experience is necessary. About the Instructors: Dance instructors from the Grey Bruce School of Dance will provide the leadership and instruction for this program. Where

Civic Centre | Community Hall


Tuesday to Friday, July 3 to 6, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm (extended care available)


$116.16 (Code: 6336)


7-12 years

“Full Swing” Golf Camp with Doug, Andrew & Darrell Day

Instructional activities will focus on proper gripping of the club, rules of the game, golf etiquette, putting, chipping, and driving the ball. There will be lots of opportunity to practice plus on-course lessons Wednesday and Friday. Participants are required to supply their own golf clubs. The golf course does have a limited supply available for use. All participants will receive a coupon for a ‘free child’s Green Fee’ valid Monday to Friday. About the Instructors: Between Doug, Andrew and Darrell there is a total of 140 years of combined golf experience that is passed on to juniors every summer at camp! Where

Whispering Hills Golf Club


Monday to Friday, July 9 to13, 2018 9:00am-1:00pm


$94.63 (Code: 6331)


8-13 years


Specialty Camps Swords and Stage Camp

A camp that melds swords, stage combat and theatre fun? Almost too good to be true! Each day includes both theatre & stage combat/sword fighting training. During the dramatic part of the day campers have fun with theatre activities, games and acting technique. In the stage combat section of the day campers learn sword fighting & stage combat technique. Building skills and character development each day campers use all these new skills to choreograph a stage combat scene of their own. These scenes are showcased for friends & family on the afternoon of the last day of camp! About the Instructors: To Be Determined Theatre Co. is a youth focused theatre company that runs theatre programs and tours professional theatre for young audiences. We have been running Swords & Stage Camp for 7 years now, and we have more fun with it every time! Where

Civic Centre | Community Hall


Monday to Friday, July 9 to 13, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm (extended care available)


$154.00 (Code: 6333)


7-12 years

Cheerleading Camp

Cheerleading camp will teach you about flexibility, balance, stunting, dancing, jumping, build teamwork and all the other attributes needed to be a cheerleader. There will also be crafts, games, and time at the pool each day. At the end of the week there will be a show for all parents and friends. There is no experience needed. About the Instructor: Courtney Hicks attended Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton where she was part of the cheerleading team there for four years. She was also the captain of the team in her two senior years. She has been involved in the Walkerton Illusions Cheerleading and Baton group since she was nine. She has experience being on both baton and cheerleading teams and coaching them. Where

Hanover Family Centre


Monday to Friday, July 23 to 27, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm (extended care available)


$145.20 (Code: 6334)


7-12 years


Water Polo Camp

A "hands on" opportunity to learn what this sport is all about. Focusing on Water Polo fundamentals candidates will experience a mixture of dryland/water conditioning drills and skills including team strategies of the game. Design a team shirt and join us for this action packed 4 day camp! About the Instructor: Sean Bryant is an AustralianCanadian who has been playing and coaching Water Polo for over two decades. A past member of the Australian National League of Water Polo, Sean brings his skills, enthusiasm and love for Water Polo to the Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre. Where

P & H Centre | Pool & Lounge


Tuesday to Friday, August 7 to 10, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm (extended care available)


$127.98 (Code: 6335)


8 -15 years

Home Alone Camp

An action packed program that upon successful completion, participants will receive their St. John Ambulance babysitting certificate. Participants will learn the do’s and do not’s about staying home alone, how to handle various situations through role play, prepare nutritional snacks, swim daily and make a babysitting kit complete with first aid necessities and activity ideas. Where

P & H Centre | Lounge


Thursday to Friday, August 9 to 10, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm (extended care available)


$79.90 (Code: 6338)


10 years and up

Specialty Camps Enfant Soleil

A summer recreation camp experience utilizing French language skills. This program is in cooperation with the Hanover Canadian Parents for French Chapter. This week will be jam-packed with fun including games, songs, crafts, cooking, story time, swimming, outings and much more! A great opportunity for French Immersion students to practice their French skills. Where

P & H Centre | Lions Den


Monday to Friday, August 13 to 17, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm (extended care available)

Cost Ages

$145.20 CPF Members $170.20 Non-CPF Members (Code: 6337) 5-10 years

Art Camp with Susan Seitz

Laughter and FUN filled JoY is expressed throughout the day when children are given the opportunity to be CReaTiVE! Expressive ArTs & theatre will be the platform of discovery. Using professional paint supplies and tools, your young artist will experience a combination of: acrylic painting, watercolours, art journals, storytelling, sketching, dance, theatre and so much more! Children will be engaged in all sorts of CrEaTiVe FuN, learning techniques and wonderful ways to express their inner JoY!About the Instructor: Susan Seitz is a Certified Creativity Coach, award winning artist, photographer and art teacher who offers play shops and Art Camp at her home studio outside of Paisley, Southampton Art School, Elizabeth’s Art Gallery in Goderich and other venues in surrounding communities.

Wild Encounters Camp

A week of outdoor fun! Content includes “Predators”, “Lost in the Woods”, “Water Works”, and “Open Fire Cooking”. There will also be camp crafts, the ultimate survival games, outdoor cooking and much more! You will get up close and personal with different kinds of animals, fish and bugs, as well as use binoculars, compasses, and maps! If you’re nuts about nature, this is the program for you! About the Instructor: Nancy Griffin is the Conservation Education Coordinator for Saugeen Valley and Grey Sauble Conservation Authorities. She teaches over 7000 young people each year across Grey/Bruce and has many years of experience in conservation education. Where

Sulphur Springs Park


Monday to Friday, August 20 to 24, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm


$159.80 (Code: 6359)


8 - 12 years

Sport Fundamentals Camp

This camp takes the Hanover Regional Lifesaving Club to a whole new level. This week participants will work on their water and dryland skills that promote fitness. With a large variety of exceptional fun wet and dry activities. Kids will set goals, have fun doing training games, relay races, obstacle swims and experiment with rescues. We end the week with a fun competition of all the skills learned. NOTE: Must be able to swim two lengths of the pool. About the Instructor: Christina Schnell has been instructing aquafit for many years and has become a lifeguard and swim instructor. Christina currently coaches the Junior Hanover Regional Lifesaving Club and participates with the Masters Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club (SSLC).


P&H Centre | Lounge


Monday to Friday, August 13 to 17, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm (extended care available)


P & H Centre | Pool & Lounge


$152.28 (Code: 6332)


Monday to Friday, August 20 to 24, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm (extended care available)


7-14 years


$159.80 (Code: 6357)


8-15 years


Age-Friendly & Heritage Highlights

• Since June 2017, Age Friendly Advisory committee meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm. • Action plan input and development • Age-Friendly Speaker Series hosted November 2017 to March 2018. Variety of information sessions including Hearing Health, Safety, Driving, Falls Prevention, Estate and Financial. • 2018 Seniors Community Grant approval. Proposed projects include completion of a walkability assessment and Senior Star newsletter enhancement.

Next Steps

• Older Adult Program inventory completed • Implement walkability assessment • Senior Star newsletter enhancement. Committee members: Ed King (Council representative), Linda Thompson, Norma Graham, Ann Marie Shaw, Jack Lisenchuk, Theresa Seim, Ed Peppler, Dorothy Adams, Sandra Hong, Tim Duivesteyn. Age – Friendly updates available online at: For more information contact: Sherri Walden | 519.364.2310 x 2123 |

Hanover Heritage Advisory Committee

The Heritage Committee promotes Hanover history awareness, hosts Heritage events, creates heritage displays and documents our Town’s history through archive collection (photos, artifacts) and physical property inventory.

Heritage Displays

For a glimpse into Hanover’s past, view the displays created in the cases at the P & H Centre. The displays are ongoing and the theme and information changes every 4 months.

Hanover Historic Buildings Story Map

The Heritage Committee, in partnership with the County of Grey, created the ‘Hanover Heritage Story Map'. Sit back and enjoy this virtual tour of Hanover’s past with photos, locations and stories about our Town’s properties. For the story map go to for the link.

Building Recognition Signs

Watch for more signs to appear on buildings in our downtown core in 2018. 45

Culture & Heritage Hanover Civic Theatre

Our Civic Theatre has served as an arts and cultural location for over 100 years! It is located in our downtown core at 443 10th Avenue (same building as municipal offices & library).

The Civic Theatre & Community Hall provides the following features: • Bandshell style stage with access to backstage area and lower level dressing rooms

2018 Theatre Events

For more details regarding their performances and productions, see their website. April 27-29, 2018 | The Wizard of Oz May 4-6, 2018 | Hanover Community Players

• Tiered seating for 275 audience members

May 12-13, 2018 Grey Bruce School Of Dance Recital

• Accessible by elevator & 4 accessible seating spaces (more spaces available but does require removing seating which reduces total audience seating to 253)

May 31-June 2, 2018 Kerry Moore School of Dance Recital

• Climate controlled environment

Back Porch Events Concert Series

• Lighting system (requires Town lighting operator to be hired)

• Access to the Community Hall for intermission and souvenir sales

May 20, 2018 Rock of Ages

The Theatre and Community Hall is a great location for: • • • •

Keynote speaker sessions Music, dance and theatre performances Fashion shows Ceremonies or events

For rental inquires, contact Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture at 519.364.2310 x 2135.


Town of Hanover Facilites & Indoor Track Facilities for Rent

Are you planning a reception, banquet, seminar or meeting? The Town of Hanover has a variety of well-priced facility rental options throughout the Town that are perfect for your next private or corporate function. Certificate of insurance required for all rentals. For more information call 519.364.2310. Discount available upon booking 5 or more room rentals. Note: Maximum capacity for rooms are subject to room setup style.

Location Civic Centre

P&H Centre



Setup Styles



Saugeen Room

30 50

Tables, Chairs, Overhead Projector Screen, TV


Community Hall

Boardroom, Classroom, Theatre/Presentation









Lion's Den


Ice Pad


Pool (Regional Aquatic Centre)


Enjoy a walk or run on the P&H Centre’s 100 meter (300 feet) walking track. 18 laps on the track = 1 mile. The walking track includes varying elevations, unique views and a place to walk/run in all kinds of weather! Extended options are available by using the spectator seating area and stairs (approximately 1000 feet). Just 30 minutes of brisk walking or jogging each day can help improve mental and physical health.

Accessible Seating Boardroom, Classroom, Theatre/Presentation, Round tables (Only Lions Den)

Tables, Chairs, Overhead Projector Screen, TV



Tables & Chairs

Water Slide, Beach Umbrella, Tarzan Rope, Sauna, Swirlpool, Beach entry Wading Pool, 5-Lane Lap Pool. Pool is accessible.

Track & Dryland Training Use

Our track and dryland training area is free to use by all patrons. Donations are appreciated - please deposit in donation box or drop by the Customer Service Desk. Walking track and dryland training area will be available for use during P&H Centre’s facility hours and are subject to change, which will be posted. Walk or Run : 6:00 - 8:00am Seniors Walk : 8:00 - 10:00am Stroller Time (parent & tot) : 10:00 - 12:00pm Walk or Run : 12:00pm - Close Patrons are welcome to share the track during these times but must be considerate of the use by the scheduled group.


Parks, Trails & Outdoor Facilities Parks & Athletic Fields

There are a variety of outdoor parks that you can enjoy a walk, active play, read a book or have lunch. Playgrounds, park areas and trails systems are open and available for use from May 1 to October 1 annually. Our park visitors and residents are important eyes and ears in our parks, trails and green spaces on a daily basis. If you see something that is of concern, please contact our Parks, Recreation and Culture office at 519.364.2310.

Parks & outdoor locations maintained by Hanover include: Location Hanover Park 724 7th Avenue

Skateboard / Outdoor Basketball Court 724 7th Avenue (adjacent to Hanover Park)

Description Playground, green space, canoe launch & picnic pavilion. Half pipe, mini ramp, flat quarters, quarter pipe, fun boxes, outdoor basketball court, Not Supervised - involvement and supervision of youth is the responsibility of parents & guardians.

Commemorative Grove

Green space & trails access.

Heritage Square

Amphitheatre, Labyrinth of Distinction, heritage plaques, seating areas, suitable for special events, entertainment & Eat Well Market location.

Kinsmen Ball Park

2 lighted diamonds, 1 youth diamond, washrooms and picnic pavilion.

Agricultural Park

1 lighted diamond and 1 unlit diamond.

Rail Lands Leisure Park & RC Soccer Fields

2 major pitches, 3 mini pitches, washrooms and trail access.

Rotary Dog Park

Fenced dog park, trails access, benches, potable water and natural terrain with trees.

Karl "Speck" Wilken Park | 7th Avenue 10th Street

327 17th Avenue

7th Avenue (inside raceway) 16th Avenue North


Kinette Playland | 5th Street Kinette Park | 21st Avenue North Legion "Bob Steer" Park | 640 14th Street Optimist Park | 4th Street Crescent West


Community Trails System Access Points South Line (Concession Road 11) 7th Street & 2nd Avenue Stork Club (7th Avenue & 14th Street) Karl "Speck" Wilken Park - 7th Avenue Rail Lands Leisure Park / Soccer Feild - 16th Ave N 24th Avenue / County Road 28

11 km of trail in the Saugeen River Valley on the edge of Hanover. Enjoy great views from the pedestrian bridge over the Saugeen River (access via 16th Avenue N) . Historical Trails Tour pamphlet is available at the P&H Centre.

Outdoor spaces are ‘No Smoking’ areas. Smoke Free Ontario Act – No smoking at playgrounds, sports fields and inside municipal buildings. This includes Kinsmen Ball Park, Binkley Paterson Pavilion, Agricultural Park (raceway ball diamonds), Rail Lands Leisure Park (soccer fields), RA Crawford Athletic Fields, Hanover Park Centennial Pavilion, Optimist Park, Kinette Park, Robert F. Steers Memorial Park and Hanover Tennis / Pickleball Courts. Smoking violation reports can be directed to the Grey Bruce Health Unit at 519.376.9420 or 1.800.263.3456

Tennis and Pickleball Courts

The Hanover Tennis and Pickleball Club operates the courts. Memberships (season or day passes) are required and are available from the customer service desk at the P & H Centre. Location | 600 16th Avenue Features: 3 tennis courts, 4 pickleball courts (opened 2016), rubberized surface and court markings, lights & seating area. ATMOSPHERE / 48

Parks, Trails & Outdoor Facilities Want To Use A Facility? – Ensure You Have A Permit For Use The following facilities require a permit: Picnic Pavilions Planning a family reunion, social gathering or birthday party? The Centennial Pavilion at Hanover Park provides a kitchen space with fridge and stove and covered picnic table area. Hanover Park provides green space for games and activities, as well as a variety of playground equipment.

Heritage Square

Request for Use Forms available from the P & H Centre or online at Contact 519.364.2310 x 2135 regarding availability and applicable rates. All rentals must be paid in full at time of booking to confirm the permit. A Certificate of Insurance for a minimum of $2 million general liability with the Town of Hanover as the certificate holder and added as an additional is required to rent a Town facility. Those rental parties without insurance will have a mandatory applicable Game Day insurance added to their rental. Game Day insurance rates vary pending the booking type.

Sports Fields – Ball and Soccer

Permit for use required for practices, games, tournaments and special events.


Health Care Organizations


a. 90-7th Ave. Hanover, ON N4N 1N1

a. 90 7th Ave. Hanover, ON N4N 1N1

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Quality Care When You Need It… We`re Here

The Hanover Family Health Team provides primary healthcare services to patients rostered with Hanover family doctors. We also offer health promotion and disease prevention programs which are open to the general public. Please call or visit our website for more information. Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday



a. 118 7th Ave. Hanover, ON N4N 2G9 p. 519.364.2820 f. 519-364-3965 Dr. N.A. Abell

Dr. R. W. Basilij

Dr. S.D. Batten

Dr. S.P. Boron

Dr. D.J. Boughan

Dr. R.L. Dworkin

Dr. R.B. Edington Dr. P.D. Gold

Dr. T.J. Heerema

Dr. R.J. Kieffer

Dr. C.L. White

Dr. R.J. Montag

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The Hanover and District Hospital Foundation responds to meet the needs of our community, raising needed funds to support local health care at the Hanover and District Hospital. Please contact us to make a donation or volunteer. Hours 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday

Do you know a friend or loved one facing a health crisis? • Spread the task of caregiving among many people so that no one person is alone, overwhelmed or compromised • Family, friends, relatives, neighbours, co-workers pool their talents to help • Makes caregiving a meaningful, loving experience replacing stress, fear and loneliness with teamwork, courage and friendship

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For information on this caregiving model contact: Share the Care™ Promoter located at the Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce 519-376-7230 or 1-800-265-9013 51

Community Organizations Airport

Saugeen Municipal Airport............................. 519.364.3220

Arts & Culture

DancEnergy Studios Ashley Magwood.............................................. 519-506-JAZZ Grey Bruce School of Dance Marie

Community Organizations & Services, Local Charities

Air Cadets.............................................................519.364.3125 Alzheimer Society of Grey Bruce......................519.376.7230 Bruce Grey Mentorship..................................... 519.506.5065 Canadian Cancer Society Bluewater Unit....1.800.430.6228

Grey Bruce Singers Maria Dunning.................................................... 519.378.4548

Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce........................................ 519.364.0184

Hanover Community Players Linda Manchester.............................................. 519.364.9924

Central Grey-Bruce Community........................... 519.364.7788

Hanover Happy Twirlers Square Dance Eric Fatum.......................................................... 519.364.5625 Hanover Heritage Committee Al Morrow........................................................... 519.364.4810 Kerry Moore School of Dance Kerry Moore.........................................................519.364.1155 New Millenium Quilters Guild Queen’s Bush Chorus of Harmony Erika Rhody........................................................ 519.364.2897 Saugeen Music School.................................... 519.364.6251


Hanover Regional Aquatic Centre................. 519.364.2310

Business Contacts

Town of Hanover Economic Development.......................... 519.364.2780 x1253 Downtown Improvement Area........................519.364.4000 Hanover Chamber of Commerce.................... 519.364.5777 Saugeen Economic Development Corp........ 519.799.5750 Community Improvement Partnership (CIP).. 519.506.2474

Children's Services Bruce Grey............................ 519.371.4773 | Community Care Grey-Bruce Access Centre...888.371.2112 Community Living Hanover Jill MacMillan............................................... 519.364.6100 x 205 Fifth Hanover Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Dave Coville....................................................1.888.ScoutsNow Girl Guides of Canada Nancy Mellish.........................................................519.378.4671 Faye Moore............................................................ 519.364.5112 Grey Bruce Public Health Unit......................... 800.263.3456 Hanover Columbus Centre................................ 519.364.4722 Hanover Bentinck & Brant Fall Fair Doreen Schultz..................................................... 519.364.4443 Heart and Stroke Foundation............................519.371.0083 Horticultural Society Barb Fleming.........................................................519.799.5778 Hospital Auxiliary Stacey Hogg......................................................... 519.364.2341 IWA Canada Local 2-500 (Office) Bruce Weber..........................................................519.364.7452 Kinsmen


Knights of Columbus Jim Zettel................................................................519.364.4195

Community Organizations Launch Pad Youth Activity & Technology Centre......................................... 519.506.6300

Victorian Order of Nurses 519.376.5895

Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #130.............. 519.364.2486

Welcome Wagon Sharon Safra......................................................... 519.506.3583

Lions Club Carol Becker......................................................... 519.364.2657

Womens House of Grey & Bruce County Counseling Crisis Line......................................... 800.265.3026

Masonic Lodge Hanover No. 432 GRC Al Morrow...............................................................519.364.4810

YMCA Community & Employment Services... 519.364.3163

Mental Health Grey Bruce.................................519-364-7788

Canada Day......................................................... 519.364.2310

Multiple Sclerosis Society................................800.268.7582 Ontario Early Years Centre (Hanover Site)..... 519.376.8808 Owen Sound & Area Bereavement Support Group Jessica Slater...............................................519.371.5331 x 223 Parkinson Support Carol Kraft............................................................. 519.901.0061 PROBUS Club..................................................... Rotary Club Al Morrow.............................................................. 519.369.5337 Royal Canadian Legion Branch #130............... 519.364.1130 Saugeen R/C Flyers Jim Cox.................................................................226.434.2239 Saugeen Stamp Club Peter Kritz...............................................................519.364.4752 Saugeen Toastmasters Trudy Baran............................................................519.364.4015 Senior Citizen Friendship Centre Jack Macleod....................................................... 519.364.4943 Social Services Grey County.............................519.376.7324 .............................................................................. 800.265.3119 South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council...... 519.364.0008 St. John Ambulance........................................... 519.364.7004

Festivals and Events

Carol of the Bells.................................................519.506.2474 Hanover Bentinck, Brant Fall Fair.................... 519.364.4443 Doreen Hanover Sights & Sounds Festival...................519.506.2474 Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade..................................................


Amanda's Personal Training Studio.................519.506.1357 New Heights Fitness & Wellness Centre........ 519.364.2224 Class Factory...................................................... 519.506.2527


South Grey Bruce Youth Literacy Council...... 519.364.0008


Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority..........519.367.3040 Saugeen Nature Linda Manchester................................................. 519.364.9924

Streetiques of Hanover Lyle Schaus........................................................... 519.364.4000 The Deck Youth Centre...................................... 519.364.0423 T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) AM Classes - Phyllis Blake................................... 519.364.4531 PM Classes - Adele Schmidt................................ 519.364.3568 53

Community Organizations Sports & Recreation Badminton Club Rainer Schroeder.................................................. 519.364.2490

Master’s Slo-Pitch League Ron Harron............................................................ 519.364.7350

Basketball, Youth Eric

Ontario Special Olympics.................... 1.888.333.5515 x 246

Goodtimers Hockey.................................bfahrer@hurontel.on Hanover Aerials Gymnastics Club Brenda Jolly.......................................................... 519.364.6576 Hanover Barons Jr. Hanover Curling Club Doris Fisher............................................................ 519.364.1816

Saugeen Triathalon Club......................... Shuffleboard Ross Miller............................................................. 519.364.5460 Snowmobile Club Chris Kanters........................................................ 519.379.6607

Hanover & District Figure Skating Club.......... 519.364.5024

Swingbowling Bonnie Rody..........................................................519.364.1998

Hanover Minor Ball...........................Nancy Grinwis, President

Volleyball, Hanover Ladies Rec League Lesia Ahrens..........................................................519.364.1944

Hanover Minor Hockey Dan Bailey..............................................................519.374.9900

VON SMART Exercise & Falls Prevention Program for Seniors..............519.371.5331

Hanover Minor Soccer Eric Hanover Minor Ringette......................................519.901.2257 Hanover Mixed Slo-Pitch League Joe Allen............................................................... 519.369.2785 Hanover Raceway Rhonda Waechter........................................... 519.364.2860 x 2 Hanover Tennis & Pickleball Club Steve Peckham......................................................519.379.7363 Horseshoe League, Men’s Tim Becker............................................................ 519.270.8805 Ivan Monk...............................................................519.364.5106 Karate, Bak's Martial Arts..................................519.369.7675 Kung Fu, Golden Tiger School..........................519.364.0123 Lawnbowling Club Pat Kaufman...........................................................519.506.1438 Legion Oldtimers Hockey Bob Lyons..............................................................519.377.5226


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