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Community News Volume 46 Issue 12
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Friday, March 22, 2013
Atoms are All-Ontario champions after final series sweep by Patrick Raftis DRAYTON – The Drayton Defenders Atom Rep team are All-Ontario champions. The team won the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) Atom D championship on March 16, completing a three game sweep of Woodville in the series with a 3-1 victory on home ice. All three games in the series ended up 3-1 in Drayton’s favour. Caleb Cribben netted all three goals in the final game, posting a hat trick, while the rest of the team “played really well defensively and held them off,” said coach Jason Jack. The provincial title caps an amazing season, which saw the team, lose only once in the regular season while going undefeated in the playoffs. The team won 11 playoff games over four series, outscoring opponents 74-14 in the process. “The confidence, you could see it just grew with everyone all year,” said Jack. “Fun to watch. From the first game of the year to the last you could see the improvement.” Jack said the final series victory, like the rest of the successful season was the result of a complete team effort. “They just played really well as a team. There wasn’t one player that made or broke every game. They bought into our system that we wanted to go with,” Jack noted.
Provincial champs - The Drayton Atom Rep Defenders won the OMHA Atom D title with a third straight win over Woodville on March 16. Team members include, from left: front, Caleb Cribbin, Shawn Culp, Ian Feffros, Raegan Cressman, Tyler Franklin, Kyle Mulder, Matt Kuper; centre, Cody Burnett, Griffen Jack, Brett Armstrong, Payton McIsaac, Keegan McIntosh, Adam Chittick, Steve Skerritt; back, coaches Jason Jack, Joe Heenan, Brian Debeyer and trainer Brian Chittick. submitted photo
Enhancements to stroke recovery services aim of meeting
PALMERSTON - The North Wellington Stroke Recovery Team recently met with health providers from Waterloo Wellington Stroke
Stream of Care (WWSSC) to update and discuss strategies for providing and improving stroke rehabilitation to patients in the rural areas of Wellington
County. Specifically, the WWSSC is seeking to formally integrate all stroke-related health services under one umbrella through
the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network. The teams met at The Palmerston United Church on March 1, and discussed four
key strategies: - more timely emergency care when stroke symptoms first appear; Continued on page 6
Council objects to size of shop by Patrick Raftis MAPLETON – Council here is objecting to a minor variance application for an over-sized home industry in the Wallenstein area. The application, from Adam Berringer of RR 1 Wallenstein, requested the variance to permit an oversized woodworking shop on his property on Line 86. Mapleton’s zoning by-law permits a maximum size of 2,500 square feet for a home industry and the applicant is requesting 3,220 square feet for the shop, and an additional 396 square feet for a room to park wagons to collect sawdust. Councillor Jim Curry said he sees no reason to allow a deviation from the zoning requirements. “I strongly feel we should follow our zoning bylaw. Otherwise, what’s the point of having a bylaw? We have a bylaw that sets a maximum size of 2,500 square feet, I think we should stay with it,” Curry said at the March 5 council meeting. Council members also noted it was not clear from the drawings included with the application if the additional area for parking and sawdust storage was completely enclosed. Council defeated a resolution stating it did not object to the requested relief and agreed to provide the reasons for their objection to the township’s committee of adjustment, which will deal with the application at a public hearing. The hearing was scheduled for March 13, but was cancelled. The next committee of adjustment meeting will be April 10 at 9:30am.
Peewee LL win WOAA
At the show - ABOVE: Residents young and the young-at-heart helped celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 21st annual Alma Toy Show. LEFT: Long time show organizer John Broadfoot, left, poses with Gordon Currie at the March 17 show at the Alma Community Centre. photo by Mike Robinson
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DRAYTON - What does it take to win championships in hockey? Most people will tell you good sound coaching, excellent goaltending, great offence and a solid defence....throw in a little luck and that’s what the Drayton Defenders Peewee LL team had going for them as they took the ‘C’ Division WOAA Championship against Lion’s Head in front of a large and boisterous crowd in the PMD arena March 17. Easy is not the word to describe the PeeWee LL season Continued on page 3
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Mapleton Musings Column courtesy of Mapleton Historical Society Haack’s Tile Yard, Drayton As early as 1881, Edward C. Haack and William Robb were purchasing land in what was then known as W. C. Wortley’s survey in the Village of Drayton. This land is on the northwest side of Wellington Street where the soccer field and walking trail are situated. There was a deposit of good clay in the hill beside the Conestogo River. They purchased more adjacent land in the next few years. Little information about their business has been found, however it would appear that Edward Haack bought out his partner. The following article appeared in the June 21, 1890 issue of local paper, the Advocate: “Mr. E. C. Haack has just completed what can be truly called the largest tile kiln in the Dominion of Canada today. It is 70 feet long by about 30 feet wide, with a three-foot fourinch brick partition through the entire length. The kiln is calculated to burn, at each fire, 84,000 2-inch tiles, and while one compartment is being burnt the other is being filled or emptied as the case may be. An ordinary burn takes about
forty-eight hours and will consume about thirty cords of dry hardwood. Mr. Haack has, at present, twenty-one hands engaged in the manufacture of tile and will doubtless, before the season is over, employ even a larger number than this. The first fire was started Saturday evening to try the draught, which was pronounced good. The securing of sufficient good dry wood may interfere slightly with the running of the kiln, but it is expected a quantity will have to be shipped in by rail. We hope to see this industry develop into much larger proportions yet, as the Drayton tile are considered the very best that are made, and farmers knowing the importance of draining may so patronize the article manufactured here, that the capacity of the business will require to be greatly increased.” In an ad, later that year, the company boasted about the quality of their tile and promised to fill orders “on short notice” either by rail or team and wagon. In 1895, the Advocate reported the business of Haack
Alma Softball Association 2013 Registration Dates Saturday, March 23, 2013 9am - 12noon Tuesday, March 26, 2013 6pm - 8pm
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Injuries from mishaps with the machinery were common occurrences. In 1916 the property, “with all the buildings, machinery and tools”, was sold to J. W. Scott & Son. By 1919 the property was joined with other lands to become a small farm. For years the remains of the kiln pillars stood sentinel as cattle pastured in the field.
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and Co. had been so busy the previous year they had sold 35 more carloads of tile than were available, so they had added a lot of new machinery which enabled the firm to turn out 100,000 tiles in an eleven-hour working day. Mining the slippery clay and making tile was dangerous work. Reports tell of one man who was killed in a clay slide and two in accidents with the machinery.
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This photo circa 1890 shows the Haack’s Tile Yard kiln and some of the company’s crew. submitted photo
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community calendar March 20 - Alma Optimist Beef BBQ, Friday 5-7pm, Alma Community Hall, Alma. Adults: $12, Child 5-12yrs: $4, Under 5yrs: free. Incl potatoes, 2 vegetables, salad, roll, beverage and homemade pies. Tickets at the door. March 26- Maryborough (Moorefield) Horticultural Society meeting, 7:30p.m. Moorefield Optimist Hall. Program: Julie Baumlisberger - “Mushrooms”. Visitors welcome. April 4 - General Meeting of the Canadian diabetes Association, North Perth - North Wellington Br., Thursday, 7:30pm, Drayton Reformed Church, 72 Wellington St. S., Drayton (lower level, enter at back of church). Speaker: Dr. David Schieck, formerly of Drayton, Family Physician, Guelph. Topic: Living Successfully with Diabetes. Come and bring a friend. Drayton Youth Centre: Wednesday from 7 to 9:30pm and Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11:00pm.
Juvenile vs. Shallow Lake, 2:00pm Desperado vs. Snipaz, 4:00pm Mapleton Firemen vs. OPP, 5:30pm sunDAY, March 24 Public Skating, 6:30pm-7:30pm WednesDAY, April 3 Drayton Kinsmen Farm Show ThursDAY, April 4 Drayton Kinsmen Farm Show
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WOAA CHAMPS - Drayton Pee Wee Local League team won the WOAA title for their division on March 17. From left: front, Mary MacKenzie, Ryan Mulder, Aaron Brown, Zachary Gonzalez, Keyshawn Holland, Andy Reid, Matthew Brown; centre, Braedan Terrberry, Tyson McLean, Brett Golem, Olivia Sauer, Joel Burnett, Alex McFadden, Cody Deweerd; back, coaches/trainers, Gillian MacKenzie, Dale Burnett, Matt Burnett, Jeremy Moore. submitted photo
Peewee LL squad wins WOAA title
FROM PAGE ONE as they played in a very tough WOAA south loop compiling a 4-14-1 record during the regular season However the team set the bar high for its appearance in the WOAA playoffs and won six of eight round robin games to take the WOAA southern
loop championship. With the Bruce Peninsula Predator’s (Lion’s Head ) coming out the champion’s in the north, the stage was set for a best of three series, and game one would be very important. Drayton made the long drive north on March 16 and handed the Predators a 5-1 loss
in front of a large base of Drayton fans in Lion’s Head. The fan support continued into game two in Drayton with the Defenders starting to to pull away midway through the second period, winning 10-2 after wearing the Predators down with strong positional hockey and timely goaltending.
Bethel, Drayton winners in playoff hockey action BETHEL 5 MISSIONARY 1 Bethel opened the scoring midway through the first period. Mike Seiling and Matt Smith moved the puck deep to create a scramble in front of the net. Derek Frey snapped in a shot from the crease. Missionary tied it up in the second. Steve Slot and Brandon Murray sent Tom Chambers on a breakaway. Chambers deked the goaltender and sent the puck into the top corner. Bethel regained the lead when netminder Derek Wideman cleared the puck to Jim Wideman passed to MacKenzie Bauman who crossed the blue line and blasted a slap shot through the pads for the goal. Midway through the third. Bethel’s Derek Frey intercepted a pass and set up MacKenzie Bauman who blasted one in from the blue line. Bethel added another goal. Sam Altwegg teed up Steve Wideman at the point. Wideman blasted a shot and Brandon Shoemaker tipped in. A minute later Bauman set up Kyle Martin in front of the net. A quick wrist shot finished the solid win for Bethel. DRAYTON 6 FLORADALE 1 Both teams skated hard
right from the opening face-off. Then within a span of eighteen seconds early in the first period both teams exchanged goals. Floradale struck first with Tim Freeman and Javon Martin working a shot in on net. Gary Martin knifed in the rebound. Drayton responded with Mike DeWeerd and Eric Dekkers setting up Pat Landman who split through the defence and sent a wrist shot over the shoulder of the goaltender. Drayton took the lead when Dekkers set up Dave Mulder at the left face-off circle. Mulder threaded a shot along the inside of the post for the goal. Drayton added an insurance goal midway through the second. as Brandon Rumph and Eric Dekkers set up Landman. A quick shot along the ice beat
netminder Jason Newton. Drayton further strengthen their lead when Dave Mulder got the puck to Mike DeWeerd who took the puck behind the net and fed Scott VanOostveen for a quick shot into the open corner. By the mid point of the third, Drayton had added another pair of goals. Brent Dekoning sent a high shot over the shoulder of Floradale goaltender Jason Newton, and Pat Landman blasted a slap shot under the pads for his hat trick. Eric Dekkers and Mark Timmerman played the set up men for both goals. The win tied the best-offive A Division Nichols Finals at one game apiece. Submitted by Willard Metzger.
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Teamwork pays off
Two local hockey teams took quite different routes, but ended up the same place this week, the top of the heap. The All-Ontario champion Drayton Defenders Atom Rep team claimed their title with three straight victories, all by a 3-1 score, for sweep in the final playoff round, capping a dream season in which the team lost only once in the regular season and went undefeated in the playoffs outscoring their opposition by a whopping 60-goal margin over 11 playoff games. Meanwhile the Drayton Peewee Local League team worked to string together an 8-2 playoff run to claim the championship of their Western Ontario Athletic Association loop after posting a regular season mark of 4-14. As the smiling faces in the photos of the respective teams in this week’s issue of the Community News amply illustrate, members both teams clearly savoured their victories with equal relish, no doubt, at least in part, because of a shared sense of accomplishment. Few championships are won without a group of players finding a way to become more than just a group of individuals – to win it all requires two types of work, hard work and teamwork. Congratulations to two local squads for displaying both in ample supply. Not every season can end in a championship, but thanks to countless volunteers and supporters, young people across the region, the province and the country have a chance to enjoy the thrill of competition and learn lessons in sportsmanship and team-building. In that respect, every year, everyone wins. Patrick Raftis
An hour without power On Saturday, March 23, Ontario will join the world in marking Earth Hour by turning off the lights between 8:30 and 9:30pm. Earth Hour is a global event dedicated to raising awareness about conserving energy and fighting climate change. Everyone can make a difference by taking steps to conserve energy after Earth Hour when the lights go back on. Five tips to help manage energy use Seize the daylight: In the winter, keep curtains open during the day to draw in sunlight. Solar energy can help naturally warm your home. Drafts be gone: Install weatherstripping and caulking around windows, doors and dryer vents, and insulate your home properly including plates on outlets to help save up to 25 per cent a year on heating and cooling costs. Get with the program: When properly set, a programmable thermostat can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 10 per cent. In the winter, set your thermostat to 20°C when you’re home and 18°C when sleeping or away. Heat efficiently: Have a qualified technician service your furnace on a regular basis to ensure it is working at maximum efficiency. Clean or change the filter regularly - a dirty filter reduces airflow and makes the furnace work harder to circulate the air. Off-peak pays: Take advantage of lower energy prices during off-peak hours. Off-peak hours are 7pm to 7am on weeknights and all day on weekends and statutory holidays. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 152 different countries and more than 6,950 cities participated in Earth Hour in 2012, including 39 per cent of Canadians - 13 million people across 511 cities. Ontario’s elimination of coal-fired electricity generation is the single largest greenhouse gas reduction measure being undertaken in North America. The province will have shut down 17 of 19 coal units by the end of 2013. By the end of 2014, Ontario will be one of the first places in the world to eliminate coal as a source of electricity production.
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NOTICE PROVISION Council Meeting Changes
NOTICE TO RATEPAYERS
TAKE NOTICE of the date and time of the following Corporation of the Township of Mapleton Council Meeting:
March 28, 2013
• Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. (this regularly scheduled meeting of council was to start at 1:00 p.m., however has been changed to start at 9:00 a.m. for budget review. The regular business of council will commence at 1:00 p.m.) An agenda will be available on the Township of Mapleton web-site - www. mapleton.ca prior to the meetings. Council, Staff and Press will receive their Agenda by email circulation.
The first installment of the 2013 Interim Taxes for all property classes are due
Taxes may be paid at the following locations: • • •
Township of Mapleton Municipal Office, 7275 Sideroad 16 by cash, cheque or debit/interac at most Financial Institutions or by Telebanking/On-line banking with most financial institutions.
There is a mail slot available at the office for payments being made after hours. Postdated cheques for the due date are accepted. Taxes may also be paid by mail addressed to the Township of Mapleton, P.O. Box 160, Drayton, ON N0G 1P0
BUDGET NOTICE TO RATEPAYERS - 2013
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CHARITY HOCKEY GAME MAPLETON FIRE DEPT. VS OPP PROCEEDS TO CAMP BUCKO Sat. March 23rd, 2013 5:30 p.m. at the P.M.D. Arena
WATER NOTICE - ANNUAL WATER QUALITY REPORT On the Drayton and Moorefield Drinking Water Quality The Township of Mapleton would like to advise their residents that the annual report on their drinking water quality has been published. This report has been produced for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment with our partner the Ontario Clean Water Agency. The report summarizes the results of bacteriological, physical and chemical tests that were conducted during the January 1st to December 31st, 2012 time period as required under the Ontario Drinking Water Systems Regulation. This report confirms that the Drayton and Moorefield overall high quality drinking water meets all the health related Drinking Water Standards set by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. The report is available on the internet at www.mapleton.ca. This report can also be picked up at the Mapleton Municipal Office located at 7275 Sideroad 16, Drayton, Ontario. If you have any questions regarding this report please call 519-638-3313.
COUNCIL DATES Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013 Monday, April 01, 2013 Tuesday, April 09, 2013
9:00 a.m. – Regular Meeting of Council PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR 1:00 P.M. START TIME, NOW AT 9:00 A.M. FOR BUDGET REVIEW, REGULAR COUNCIL AT 1:00 P.M. Good Friday – Office Closed Easter Monday – Office Closed 7:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting of Council
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Since 1944, the goal of the Rudow family and the staff at CARSTAR Elmira has always been to return damaged vehicles to pre-accident condition, with resale value, appearance and vehicle safety as the priorities. There are over 180 CARSTAR Collision Repair Centres across Canada. Each independently owned location, like CARSTAR Elmira, maintains strict requirements concerning quality of work, on-going training, and customer satisfaction. CARSTAR Collision Repair Centres have achieved an average customer satisfaction rating of 9.6 out of 10. CARSTAR’s commitment to service goes well beyond when a customer drives away from the repair centre. Every repair performed by CARSTAR Elmira is covered by the CARSTAR Nationwide Lifetime Warranty. As insurance claims specialists, CARSTAR Elmira will: work closely with your insurance carrier; help arrange to have your vehicle towed to the shop; arrange rental vehicles on-site with their Enterprise Rent-A-Car centre; and provide a free written estimate. CARSTAR is the only national collision repair system that is a proud sponsor of the AIR MILES® Reward Program. Download the free “Unhappen My Accident” iPhone app for step by step expertise on what to do after a collision! As a Krown Rust Control dealer this location offers proven corrosion protection for new and used vehicles. Clip out this feature and bring it in for a $25.00 Discount on your next Krown Rust Control application (valid at Krown Elmira only—cannot combined with any other offer).
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Elmira Vacuum & Electrical is a unique, diversified business originally founded in 1983 as Elmira Vac Centre. The company was renamed February 1, 2010 when it was taken over by local resident Steve Pond. The store carries do-it-yourself electrical supplies with products such as breakers, switch covers, PVC piping, lamp parts, light bulbs and more. Elmira Vacuum & Electrical offers the complete line of EUREKA vacuums from the light weight upright and portable models to the built-in central vacuums for new or existing homes. Eureka has been distributing vacuums in Canada since 1909, and is part of Electrolux, the world’s largest vacuum cleaner company which manufactures and distributes over 130 different models. Eureka’s Zuum central vacuum has a powerful motor for deep cleaning power creating incredible water lift in tests. Because the power unit remains in the garage, basement or outside the home, you don’t have to lug a heavy power unit around, and it’s also quieter. You vent all dirt, dust and allergens outside the living area so the air you are breathing is cleaner. The motorized power nozzle is attached to a crush-proof hose that can be plugged into various inlets located throughout your new or existing home. Eureka uprights are equipped with powerful motors for use on carpets, hard floors or both. The Eureka line also includes canister models offering lots of variety when it comes to accessories, as well as steam cleaners, and convenient small handheld lightweight bag-less models. Elmira Vacuum & Electrical also has vacuum bags, belts, power heads, hoses for all vacs whether built-in or portable. They provide parts & repairs to all makes and models of vacuums.
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The do-it-yourself winemaking experience at Argyle Wines has many veteran winemakers and novice vintners alike enjoying the best tasting wines they have ever created. Using only the finest grape juice and concentrates from the best growing regions around the world, the customer can indulge in one of mankind’s oldest passions—the transformation of grape juice into wine! At Argyle Wines the wine you make, which takes just two visits, is far less expensive than store bought wine without sacrificing taste or quality. All wine is 100% guaranteed. Owner Shelly Vollmer opened this successful business in April 2009. At her store you can choose from many different wine selections with numerous varieties of red, white, and blush wines, fruit wines, port, sherry and ice wine styles. They offer a selection of juices and concentrates from the best growing regions from around the world. They proudly represent products from RJ Spagnols of Kitchener and Vineco. It takes you just a few minutes to mix the yeast, juice, and other ingredients that make 23 litres of great wine. Then, for about 4-8 weeks, the Argyle Wines staff will monitor and tend to your wine until the fermentation cycle is complete. On your second visit, you will come back to Argyle Wines (for about 30 minutes to an hour) to bottle and cork your wine using the latest in easy-touse equipment. Plus, you can choose from a large selection of custom wine labels and shrink caps to make your finished wine look as great as it tastes. They also sell wine crates. Whatever your taste, you can make sensational wines to call your own with the help of the winemaking specialists at Argyle Wines. Like them on Facebook, and look for their new web site coming this summer.
Your Hometown Grocer 90 Wellington St. S., Drayton
Drayton Food Market has served the area since opening in 1988 and is locally owned, managed and staffed by people who live in and support your community. Deb Ramage has overseen Drayton Food Market 2011 Ltd. since taking over the business in 2011. Her staff is carefully chosen and provides personalized service to their large following of loyal customers. The philosophy of this independent store is to save you money realistically, without sacrificing quality or service. Drayton Food Market benefits from group purchasing power and efficient food distribution. You benefit from better weekly specials and competitive prices. This store has 7 aisles of grocery products including canned, bottled and packaged goods, pop, snacks, health & beauty aids, baby needs, greeting cards, bottled water, pet foods, plus Rug Doctor carpet cleaner rentals. The important things like fresh vegetables and fruits are featured year round at Drayton Food Market. Fruit and party trays can be made for any size of event. Deli meats, cheese, and fresh salads are available at their full service deli counter, which also offers hot foods such as chicken and potato wedges. With their in-store bakery producing baked goods daily, you are always assured of fresh breads, buns, pastries, as well as cakes decorated to suit any occasion. The 4 checkouts with fast scan technology will get you through quickly. For your convenience this store is also an LCBO Agency, and The Beer Store Approved Retail Partner. For a large selection of quality foods in a pleasant and convenient environment, along with customer-driven service second to none, Drayton Food Market has what you need.
Established in 2002, Mount Forest Truck Centre relocated in February 2004 from Mount Forest to the Teviotdale location, which is housed on five acres of land. The people at Mount Forest Truck Centre are known for keeping up-to-date on technological innovations and advancement in automotive, coach and truck service. Owners Dave & Dianne Stroeder offer area residents a diversified number of truck & trailer repair services. Dave who is a certified automotive service technician, coach & truck technician, grew up around trucks as his family ran a trucking company near Clifford. Automotive services at the oversized garage include tuneups, brakes, exhausts, suspension, steering, wheel alignments, transmission service, cooling system repair, lube-oil-filter service, air conditioning work, e-testing, and Motor Vehicle Safety Inspections. They are equipped to repair and service Cummins, Caterpillar, Volvo, Mack, and Detroit Diesel power plants, and most popular transmission and drivelines. Mount Forest Truck Centre is renowned for custom exhausts and can supply you with performance exhaust systems. Exhaust systems installed for your car or truck are backed by a lifetime warranty. They also provide engine rebuilds, frame stretches, welding services, and other services for big rigs. Mount Forest Truck Centre is also the area’s local U-Haul dealer. In making a move, big or small, U-HAUL has them all whether it’s trucks and trailers in all sizes to make your move as pleasant as possible. The rates are very reasonable, one of the main reasons people on the move use U-HAUL services extensively. Mount Forest Truck Centre is a most diversified company, and definitely a one-stop shop for truckers.
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Licensed Funeral Directors Kenneth A. Thompson, Mary M. Thompson and Victor N. Roberts and the staff at Heritage Funeral Homes Inc. are passionate about the exceptional level of care provided to the families they serve. They believe that compassion and care are gifts that are best served by assisting families during one of life’s most difficult times--the loss of a loved one. The helpful, understanding team at Heritage Funeral Homes are your community funeral professionals, guiding their families through a healthy grieving process. They will assist you in arranging a funeral ceremony and tribute that honours an individual lifestyle and personality. An increasing number of families are choosing funeral prearrangement with Heritage Funeral Homes. By arranging early, more thought can be incorporated into the funeral arrangement, which can greatly personalize the funeral and have more meaning for loved ones. Cremation services can be enhanced by a thoughtfully planned memorial service. By pre-arranging your own funeral, you have peace of mind that the choices made are yours, and your family members are not wondering what to do at the time of loss. There is no financial obligation with pre-planning. However, should you choose to pre-pay for your funeral, the professional services and merchandise chosen at the time of pre-payment are guaranteed by Heritage Funeral Homes. Heritage Funeral Homes offers services for all faiths with your choice of full traditional or minimal service arrangements for earth burial or cremation. They also carry a full range of hardwood, cloth-covered and cremation caskets. Both of their funeral homes are wheelchair accessible, offering visitation rooms, chapel seating for over 150 people, a casket selection room, restrooms, a coffee lounge, and a children’s play area--all on one level. Watch for their Open House at their Drayton Chapel in June after extensive renovations have been completed to better serve area families. -Proudly Family Owned & Operated-
PAGE SIX The Community News, Friday, March 22, 2013
By Dave Tiessen, Pastor, Community Mennonite Fellowship, Drayton
Silence in our midst The news coverage of the Roman Catholic Church transitioning from a retiring pope to a newly-elected one has been remarkably extensive and surprisingly positive. However not infrequently some journalists have tried to becloud the sunny day with reminders of the priest child sex abuse scandals that RC Church leaders have so fre-
quently handled very wrongly. In case you missed it this is about thousands of cases where priests sexually molested children and youth under their ministry or care, and when it was uncovered Church overseers often chose to cover it up and move the priest rather than reporting the crime to authorities, providing care and treatment for the victims, and severely disciplining the priest to ensure that it would never happen again. The reality is that the Roman Catholic Church is by
Christian Reformed Church 88 Main Street East, Drayton www.draytoncrc.org
Join us in worshipping God on Sunday, March 24 10:00am: Pastor Les will lead morning worship Psalm 46 – Powerful Stillness
7:30pm: Pastor Les will lead evening worship Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Ezekiel: Dem Dry Bones
no means the only organization, religious or otherwise, that has not done well at dealing openly and in healthy ways with sexual abuse. Way back in the 1980s, I was a rookie wetbehind-the-ears youth pastor. One Saturday when the senior pastor was out of town for an extended period I got a frantic call from a mom to come as soon as possible to their home because their teenage daughter had run away from home. When I arrived, the highlyagitated mother explained the teen and her father had gotten into another argument and in the heat of the exchange the daughter screamed out the accusation that the father had been secretly but regularly fondling and touching her breasts and groin. The mom didn’t know what to think or do. I didn’t either. And, when the senior pastor returned, he didn’t either. Our ignorance was the result of almost no public awareness or discussion about sexual abuse within families and organizations, matched with great reluctance to deal openly with
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suffer in silence because they cannot trust that if they open up to tell about what happened to them that they will not be hurt again by disbelief, blame or minimization. And while the suffering may be silent, the consequences are anything but “silent.” In their wounding, abuse victims often struggle fiercely with shame, selfhatred, self-harm, substance abuse and addictions, suicide, distrust, broken relationships, etc. CATS – Community Awareness Training Seminars – is a group of caring people in the Drayton-PalmerstonListowel area committed to helping the families, organizations and churches of our community recognize and respond helpfully to some of the significant mental and emotional health issues of our time. On April 13, from 9am to noon, leaders and concerned people in the community are invited to a seminar called Opening Our Hearts/Breaking The Silence at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church. The goal of this seminar is
Improving stroke services - The North Wellington Stroke Recovery Team met with health providers of the Waterloo Wellington Stroke Stream of Care (WWSSC) to update and discuss strategies for providing and improving Stroke rehabilitation to patients in the rural areas of Wellington County. photo by Wilma Mol
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to encourage recognition that sexual abuse and its painful consequences are present in our community, but that victims of such abuse most often suffer in silence because the community is not willing “to go there” and prefers to turn a blind eye to this reality. The focus of this seminar is to encourage especially leadership people in our community to be willing to see the symptoms and indicators of abuse in the lives of people in our community, and then be willing to break the silence by naming it, stopping it, and caring for the victims. Hence our title ‘opening our hearts’ (to abuse victims) and ‘breaking the silence’ (about the presence of sexual abuse among us). The resource person for the seminar will be Susan Winter Fledderus, a Clinical Therapist with Shalem Mental Health Network. There is no cost to attend, but be warned that participation may severely broaden your horizons and cause your heart “to grow three sizes.” For more information please call me at 519-638-3012.
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an issue that is always painful and complex. The Catholic Church is not without error on this issue but what church or organization is? Sexual abuse is a serious issue because of the deep wounding that results when a child or youth is violated sexually by an adult, and exponentially more so when that adult is a parent, grandparent, sibling, other relative, pastor, or any person with responsibility of trust and care over the young person. Just as our sexuality has beautiful and awesome power to celebrate and strengthen the intimacy between two people committed to loving and caring for one another in marriage, so sexuality has horrible and terrible power to mangle and traumatize when it is imposed by an adult upon a young person. Dear readers, such victims of past abuse are in our midst – in our families, in our churches, in our schools, in our service clubs, in our workplaces - and children and youth are still being abused in our communities. Most often abuse survivors
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first day of holy week, are sharing in a Seder meal which is a Jewish Feast of salvation and deliverance from bondage. To assist them in entering into the root of the event they have invited Charles Hopkins, of Chosen People’s Ministries (www.chosenpeople.ca) to lead them through the meal and explain how the Seder meal is a prelude to the Lord’s Supper often called Holy Communion. Hopkins was born and raised in Tanzania and grew up not knowing his Jewish roots, but in 1983 he attended a Bible study and his life has never been the same. He has worked with Youth With A Mission in England, Kenya, Uganda and Canada, served in ministering at a juvenile detention centre, an orphanage, in private and government run schools and has studied some Messianic Yeshiva studies. Charles, who came to Canadqa with his wife Joan has felt called to share his Jewish roots and heritage and faith to help Christians understand their own faith better. Those wishing to attend a kosher type supper starting at 5:30pm are asked to contact Liz Samis at 519-638-3268 to reserve a seat. Cost is $10.00. Everyone is welcome but seating is limited.
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Praamsma, Elizabeth (nee Soeting); of Drayton went home to be with her Lord at the Royal Terrace Nursing Home, Palmerston on Monday, March 11, 2013 in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late Wietse Praamsma (1996). Dear mother of Hilde and Adrian Van Staalduinen of Burlington, Petrus and Christine Praamsma of Morrisburg, Augustina and Arend Flinkert of Drayton, Sunnie and Nico Eggarhos of Ottawa, Auke and Cathy Praamsma of Ottawa and Lucy and Jacob Veenstra of Drayton. Loving Oma to her Grandchildren Elizabeth Van Staalduinen and Uri, Bram and Lynn Van Staalduinen, Ria Crawford; Naomi Praamsma and Franc, Andrew Praamsma; Lisa Kraehling and the late Ross, Wilma Flinkert and Denis, Maria and Henk Pastink, Brent Flinkert; Jennifer and Keith O’Neill,
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