Second Section August 16, 2013
Watershed champion Doug Ratz ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Riverfest Elora set for Saturday
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Elora Co-op Preschool celebrates 40 years ELORA - The board of directors of the Elora Co-Op Preschool is preparing for another school year, as registration is currently underway for September enrollment. In 2014, the preschool will be entering its 40th year of operation here, with some families now in their second generation of children benefitting from the prechool’s programs, under the guidance of beloved teacher Debbie MooneyBianchi, (better known as Miss Debbie). “To continue to operate in these times of economic instability and changing family dynamics is challenging; however, we are eager to work with families, community service organizations, and local businesses to ensure the preschool remains an integral presence in our community,” said board chair said Angela Alies. A co-operative environment, which the Elora Preschool adopted during its cre-
ation in 1974, creates social networks between both students and parents. “Families contribute directly in the operations of the preschool and as a result, both they and their children benefit,” notes Mooney-Bianchi. “While accessing licensed child care, families are also working together to strengthen the pre-school’s networks with members of the local community.” A licensed child-care facility, the pre-school offers morning and afternoon classes for children ages 18 months to five years of age. All classes are under the direct supervision of Early Childhood Educators, providing children learning opportunities that foster emotional, mental, physical and social development. For more information or to register a child for Fall 2013 classes, visit www.elorapreschool.ca or email email@example.com.
Artist applications open for Jane Graham Memorial Award GUELPH - The Guelph Arts Council is inviting applications for the Jane Graham Memorial Award, providing funding to a selected visual artist residing and actively practising in Guelph or Wellington County, with a demonstrated commitment to professional artistic development. Specific activities considered include any course, conference, apprenticeship, field trip, or other professional development learning experience that can be shown to contribute to the personal artistic growth of the applicant artist. The amount of the award
for 2013 is up to $500. The winner will be appointed by a jury. The application deadline for this award is Sept. 20 at 4pm. The awards will be announced in the fall of 2013. The Jane Graham Memorial Award was created in 2006 in memory of Jane Graham, a respected visual artist living in the Guelph. The award is provided through The Guelph Community Foundation. Applications are available at Guelph Arts Council at www.guelpharts.ca/guelphartscouncil. For more information call 519-836-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Arthur Legion Wing Night. All you can eat $14. No take outs. Entertainment by Almost Nashville.
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Country Dance. Alma Community Centre, 8pm. $10. Dance to Tri Country Classic Country. *** Garden Tea Party. 149 Waverley Dr., Guelph. 1-4pm. Featuring an array of lively musical talent. Door prizes. Tax receipt for donations of $20. All money raised is going to support Hospice Wellington. Everyone is welcome. *** Spirit of the Hills, Hillsburgh’s Family Fun Day. 10am-2pm, Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh. Classic car show, games and crafts for the children, musical entertainment, vendors, food. More info. 519-855-6343 or 519-855-4010. *** Lucas Rogerson’s 2013 Streetlights Tour, featuring songs from Lucas’ debut album Streetlights, which the critics are calling “music for everywhere and anywhere.” Also featuring eight-string jazz guitarist Ed Le Blanc, singer-songwriter Kent MacMillan and R&B artist Joni NehRita. 8pm. Century Church Theatre, 72 Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh. Box Office 519-855-4586. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre Peach Social. 11am-2pm. Niagara peaches, baking, craft items and raffle draws. Call 519-787-1814
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Until Sept. 1. Free Concerts in Gore Park, Elmira, every Sunday night 7-9pm. Bring your own lawn chair. *** Until Sept. - Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Club - Elora Curling Club - Mondays 1pm. and Thursdays 7pm. *** Chess: Tuesdays at 7pm. Victoria Park Seniors Centre 150 Albert W. Fergus All levels welcome. Contact: Louie David 519-8434445. *** Free weekly Drop In Yoga for Adults every Thurs. evening 4:305:30pm, Certified Yoga Instructor Owen Ash. St. John’s Church, 112 Guelph St. Rockwood. Info. 519-856-9211. *** The Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus has a wide variety of programs for all. Registered programs may be taken by anyone over 18 years old. Call 519-787-1814. *** The Mood Disorders Support Group of Guelph is an all inclusive, non-profit, self-help, peer-run organization that supports people with mood disorders and their loved ones. We meet every Tuesday in downtown Guelph at 40 Baker Street, 7-9pm. Call 519-766-4477 for information. *** Drug Problem? We have been there, we can help. More information at www.na.org. Local information at www.gtascna.on.ca. Meeting Information 1-888-811-3887, Golden Triangle Area Narcotics Anonymous. *** Cats Anonymous “Meet & Greet Days” The first Saturday and the third Tues every month. Volunteers will be on hand to answer all your questions. Sat. 1-4pm, Tue. 6:30-8:30pm. Dufferin County Rd. #3 East Garafraxa 15 min. between Fergus and Orangeville. 519-855-6807. *** Join The Community Healing Circle the second Wednesday of the month for an evening of healing for mind, body and soul. Participants gather together to contribute to the healing of others. No experience required. St. John’s Church, 28 Queen St. Belwood 7:30pm. For more information please email knowemissary@ gmail.com put healing in the subject line.
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3pm. Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 226 Community Memorial and Decoration Day Service. Music by the Listowel Salvation Army Band. In case of rain, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Bring a chair. Information, call Joyce 519-848-2900. *** The Grove Cemetery Memorial Service. Location - Grove Cemetery. 2:30pm. Please bring lawn chairs. Guest speaker - Mr. Gary Faris. In the event of rain, service will be held in St. John’s Community Church, Orton. *** The Ennotville Historical Library will host the annual Corn Roast and Potluck Dinner at 6:30PM. All welcome.
Mon. Aug. 19
August 19-23 - “Everywhere Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School. 9am-12 noon. Games, Crafts, Stories Music. All welcome JK and up. Hosted by Faith Lutheran and St. James Anglican at the Butterfly Garden 171 Queen St. E Fergus. For information or to register call 519-843-2844 or 519-843-5030.
tues. Aug. 20
Cancer Support Group, Upper Grand, 753 Tower, St., S. Fergus. Every third Tuesday of each month, 10am-12noon. Lunch Out first Wednesday of each month. Wheelchair accessible. Contact Judy D. 519-843-3947 Ext: 100 or Joyce B. 519-843-3213.
Wed. Aug. 21
Guelph Twp. Horticultural Society Open House and Tea. 2-4pm. Marden Community Centre, 7368 Wellington Rd. 30. Come and view floral designs, entries and photography. Open again for viewing at 7pm, with awards presented at 8pm. Refreshments. More info. email@example.com. *** The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society will tour selected gardens of our own Horticultural Society 7pm sharp. Meet at the Old Salem Schoolhouse Parking Lot to car pool. Everyone is Welcome. *** Palmerston Fair Ambassador Competition. Senior and junior ambassadors to be chosen. Official opening of the fair. 8pm. Admission, Adults $5, under 12 free. Contact: Kathryn 519-7222335.
Thurs. Aug. 22
The Harriston & District Horticultural Society Summer Flower show. Harriston–Minto Community Auditorium. Exhibits placed 9-11am. Open to the public 2:30-5pm. Everyone welcome. *** Arthur United Church will be holding their Annual Peach Fest at the Arthur Arena. Please come out and enjoy a delicious meal with us. From 5pm-7pm. Adults $12.00, 12 and under $5, 6 and under free. All are welcome, see you there. *** Cruisin’ for a Cause Day. 5-9pm. A&W Mount Forest. Help bring an end to Multiple Sclerosis. Root beer chugging contest, car show, MS awareness videos.
fri. Aug. 23
Palmerston fair parade at 6pm. Complex opens at 7pm for Taste of Minto and mass registration for Minto recreation activities. Viewing of displays also. Contact: Angela 519-343-3427. *** All Saints Community Dinner. Ham, cold plate, fresh local corn and salad. 6-7pm. No sermon and no charge; free will offerings gratefully accepted and gluten-free available. All Saints Church, 81 Main Street, Erin. Right next to the Post Office.
Sat. Aug. 24
Country Dance at the Elora Legion featuring Swan Creek. Starts at 8pm. Cost $10 per person, lunch provided. Call 519-846-9611. *** Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners are holding a series of summer talks, called Garden Gab Sessions, at the Guelph Enabling
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*** Palmerston Ag Society’s 1/2 price family movie night at the Norgan Theatre. 8pm. Contact: Grace 519-343-5181. *** Fergus Devils annual fund-raising golf tournament. Wildwinds Golf Course, Fergus. Dinner is included in the registration fee of $130. Play for a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler. Registration information is available on the Fergus Devils website.
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Doug Ratz: Watershed champion by Patrick Raftis
ALMA - If you’ve been were 68 families that lived in involved in an environmen- that valley – class one and class tal cause in the Grand River two agriculture all of it, the watershed, chances are you’ve farmable portion of that land,” met Doug Ratz, whose vol- said Ratz. For the next several years, unteer involvement in local Watershed Award - Doug Ratz is pictured by the Grand River in this photo from 2008, the year he received one of the Grand organizations dates back three Ratz said his basement became River Conservation Authority’s prestigious Watershed Awards. photo courtesy GRCA the meeting place for about decades. Ratz, an Alma area resi- 100 people, who eventually COVER PHOTO - Ratz poses in the front yard of his Alma-area home. photo by Patrick Raftis dent, began as a watershed garnered in excess of 5,000 warrior, taking on the Grand signatures on petitions. “And we decided that the River Conservation Authority Many of those trees were focussing on what can be In the late ‘80s, Ratz (GRCA) to halt a dam project conservation authority was not of the committee that formubuilding the Montrose dam,” lated the Grand River Fisheries became a provincial appointee planted by students from area accomplished by groups of he and others opposed. schools, who got involved dedicated volunteers working to the GRCA board. Later, he worked from with- he said. Management Plan. together. Because of his constant through Ratz’s efforts. The citizens, along with a in the system to achieve his The centre for excellence “Communities cannot exist “Being a teacher, it gave goals, joining the authority’s local developer, challenged the was initiated by a small group involvement in watershed board of directors and eventu- dam proposal at the Ontario of people, including Ratz, who environmental organizations me an access through a door without their volunteers,” he ally earning one of the GRCA’s Municipal Board. put a proposal together and got and issues, Ratz was often at where maybe I wasn’t allowed states. “The town would go to crap if people didn’t volunteer “We as a group took the a grant of nearly $100,000 for the GRCA offices. Eventually, otherwise,” he noted. prestigious Watershed Awards. Tree planting, says Ratz, their time to make programs they gave him a desk in the Originally from Kitchener, conservation authority to an local environmental work. is a key element of any envi- work within their communities. Ratz cut his teeth in community OMB hearing and beat the Some 20 years later the cen- lunch room. “Communities need to be “They said if you’re going ronmental enhancement effort, involvement while a student at pants off them,” states Ratz tre is still going strong, with Kitchener Collegiate Institute proudly. it’s own fundraising arm to to be here every day you bet- providing benefits in many more cognizant of the volunteer effort in their communities and “It was the volunteer effort keep the programs happening. ter have a desk to work from. ways. (KCI) where, as well as par“It stabilizes our riverbanks help them finance the programs ticipating in sporting activi- of all of those people, meeting The centre provides energy Well, then I got to speak to INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2010 SUBARU LEGACYanyone on the conservation and when I got involved with that will help them improve every Monday assessment ties like football, he became in my basement and upgrade assisINTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2010 authority SUBARU LEGACY night thatthismade the school’s This Head Boy in hisdoesn’t for You homeowners, as wellbehind mid-size sedan justfor lookyears, different year, the it feelstance different. feel the difference the wheel.that In thehad anything Friends of the Grand we real- their communities. They don’t SUPERIOR JAPANESE all do that yet. That’s a work in ized if Inwe to do with environment any- the difference.” senior year. turns with symmetrical All-Wheel This mid-size doesn’t as just operating look this year, You the feel smart the difference behind wheel. thewere going to put tree stewardship Drive. Even yoursedan passengers feel it in different the extra room in itthefeels reardifferent. seats. From ENGINEERING FROM SUPERIOR JAPANESE progress to me.” brown trout in the river, and where,” said Ratz, adding the Ratz continued teaching Also while at KCI, he was and water quality programs. turns with symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Even your passengers feel it inthe theLegacy extra gives room in the rear seats. From the smart ENGINEERING FROM Japanese engineering and dynamic performance to the strength and presence evident in the exterior design, * Ratz said he believes, “The we’ve put three-quarters of contacts made in those days led influenced by English teacher carpentry until 1984, when a Toni Ellis, who was also $ Japanese engineering and dynamic performance to the strength and presence evident in the exterior design, the Legacy gives sense of confi dence, comfort and excitement. compromise next Sedan purchase. your local to hisVisit eventual appointment to a million brown trout in the heart attack prompted his doc-Don’tinvolved Bob Minty, you whoa greater encouraged in on theyour centre’s incep$ economy is* going to improve you a greater sense of confi dence, comfort and excitement. Don’t compromise on your next Sedan purchase. Visit your local in communities if we work Grand River since we started, the GRCA board. him to retire from tion, says Ratz brings expertise Ratz in community dealer for ainvolvetest drive andtor feeltoforadvise yourself. they need shade. When you get toward improving our environdealer for a testanother drive and feel for yourself. teaching. He suffered ment endeavours. a summer like last year, with ment in those communities “We just got involved in heart attack in 1993, requiring that heat, they can only survive and that’s trees, that’s rivers all kinds of things together,” a second triple bypass surgery. and parks and that sort of thing. if they find cool places.” His health issues eventually led recalls Ratz. “So if I have any desire Ratz feels the tree plantAfter high school, Ratz him to require dialysis, which ing efforts were a key element about things that need to be spent a summer working at today limits both his mobility in his selection for a GRCA done, it’s the continuation and Stelco Steel, before joining the and his ability to participate - Doug Ratz, longtime Grand River watershed support of volunteer groups … Watershed Award in 2008. in the many organizations of family construction business. champion, on the importance of volunteerism. That year the November/ to improve the communities in As fate would have it, which he has been a part. December issue of the GRCA which they live.” While basically retired from he encountered Minty again Years of experience have Bob Thomas, a member of newsletter Grand Actions, around 1970, while working on volunteer work, Ratz is happy and enthusiasm to any project. a construction project at Laurel to draw on his wealth of expe“Doug is a very positive the provincial Liberal party, describes Ratz as a man ahead taught Ratz that technological Vocational School in Waterloo. rience to offer advice when force. He is a visionary and a told Ratz, “You really should of his time on environmental advancement and environmen“We’re looking for people asked. really positive person to have get a different look at this matters, stating, “Long before tal enhancement are not mutugreen was in and touted by pol- ally exclusive. “When I came home from at any table; somebody who thing.” to teach here at this school. Are “There are technological “So they (the governing iticians of every stripe, Doug you interested?” the teacher teaching I sat around for a sees what can be done and while - poor me … a heart somebody who is quick to help Liberal party) appointed me Ratz worked to counsel others answers for the things that peoasked his former student. ple want to do, you just got to and I became a member of the on environmental concepts.” Ratz was indeed interested attack … a young guy,” recalls - just a huge asset,” said Ellis. The newsletter notes, “Ratz get digging and find them. And and started working at Laurel Ratz, who by this time was Over the years Ratz’s conservation authority board.” For Ratz, the connection to was part of many organiza- I think the volunteer groups are Vocational the next year. With living outside of Elora in a log environmental work has tions, usually working quietly the ones to do that.” a contract in hand, he was eli- home he built. also included helping to find the Grand is a natural one. For Ratz, volunteerism, “I grew up on the Grand in the background and not in “I decided that that wasn’t funding to put up fencing to gible to earn his teaching cer“gives me a reason to get up in tificate by attending teachers’ my style of living … It was keep livestock out of Swan River,” he said. “It was a natu- the limelight.” In addition to the Watershed the morning. It gives me a reatime to do something. So I got and Carroll creeks, and work- ral for me to say it’s part of my college the next two summers. In the late 1970s, Ratz took involved locally with the vol- ing with the GRCA and the history, let’s get involved in the Award, Ratz has received other son to be around people and it accolades for his work. In 1994 gives me a reason to feel good his first step into environmen- unteer groups and that included Ministry of Natural Resources preservation of things here.” During the 1990s Ratz, he was selected as Elora’s citi- about what I do. tal activism, becoming part Friends of the Grand River.” to establish many new river “I’ve spent since 1984 In addition to his involve- access points that opened up through organizations such zen of the year. of a small group heading up He also received the Bruce involved in some of these local opposition to the GRCA’s ment with Friends of the recreational use in the tailwa- as Friends of the Grand and Grand, Ratz is a founder of the ter area of the Grand River the Centre for Environmental Buckland award from the things and we’ve made headWest Montrose Dam proposal. way, all of us together. And it’s “The dam was going to Elora Centre for Environmental south of Belwood Lake, which Excellence, was involved in the Ruffed Grouse Society. However, he prefers to the together thing that makes cover 4,500 acres of the valley Excellence and part of Ontario now boasts a world class trout planning of about 60,000 trees avoid the spotlight, instead it work.” between 1995 and 2000. out there (with water) and there Streams. He was also a member fishery.
“Communities cannot exist without their volunteers.”
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ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW: Legends of Harmony a high-energy performance of outstanding music by Patrick Raftis ST. JACOBS - Oh What a Night, besides being the opening number of Legends of Harmony, which opened Aug. 2 at the Schoolhouse Theatre here, is also just the phrase to describe the experience the show provides. The latest in Drayton Entertainment’s popular Legends series, the show is a high-energy evening of outstanding music. The playlist is basically a non-stop stream of the some of catchiest tunes ever written, performed in harmonic vocal fashion by a talented cast of singers. I say “cast” rather than “group” because the show is much more than a concert, because the performers change costumes and take on roles as they rip through the retinue of the top guy groups of the past three decades, covering songs by the Four Aces, the Four Lads, the Four Season, the Beach Boys, the Hollies, The Platters, The Temptations, The Beatles and a litany of others. Legends of Harmony is the brainchild of Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex
Mustakas, who conceived and wrote the show, as well as directed the production. While the show focuses largely on guy groups from the early rock and roll era (amazing how many of them consisted of four members), it leaves few musical stones un-turned with roughly 100 numbers and even tips its cap to the barbershop roots of harmony with a couple of well-chosen songs. There is a brief country set, which admittedly this reviewer could have passed on. However even that detour through hoedown heaven was forgivable in that it peaked with a spectacular rendition of The Eagles’ haunting Seven Bridges Road. While it would be fair to say the music itself is the centerpiece of the show, the performers make it happen in highly entertaining style and Mustakas has assembled a crew with the vocal power to handle a full two hours of nearly a cappella singing. The singers are accompanied only by a piano, handled in masterful style by music director Craig Fair, who pitches in on vocals where needed and
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Perfect harmony - Legends of Harmony, which opened on Aug. 2 at the St. Jacob’s Schoolhouse Theatre, is a harmonic tribute to great guy groups of the past decade. Performers include, from left: Kraig Waye, Iain Stewart, Chris Sams and Jeremy Crittenden. photo by Gary Moon
occasionally takes centre stage himself. Fair has the best all-around voice in the show and, early on, you find yourself wishing he took the lead more often. That need is satisfied midway through the show when Fair moves into the spotlight on a powerful rendition of The Hollies He’s Not Heavy - He’s
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Sarah. Jeremy Crittenden shows off a smooth crooning voice as he takes the lead in a set of Dion and the Belmonts tunes. The set and lighting by Jeff Johnston Collins provides an uncluttered backdrop for the show, centred around a baby grand piano and featuring some clever devices to simplify the changes in wardrobe, which is overseen by Jessica Bray. Choreographer Gino Berti keeps the performers moving smoothly and effectively throughout what is no doubt a strenuous show. The Schoolhouse Theatre is the ideal venue for this type of production, with its intimate dimensions and excellent acoustics allowing for total audience absorption. From the opening number to the final song, Legends of Harmony delivers quite a night. The show is on stage until Dec. 22. Regular performance tickets are $40 and tickets for groups of 20 or more are $32. HST is applicable to all ticket prices. Tickets may be purchased online at www.draytonententertainment.com, or by calling the box office at 519-638-5555 or toll free at 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).
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My Brother. This is not actually among my favourite songs, but Fair’s voice, backed by the other four cast members, made it a moving experience in the intimate confines of the 100seat venue. The number also provided the evening’s most effective use of the video screen in the stage backdrop as images from the
Vietnam era rolled across the screen while Fair wrenched the ballad from the keyboard to the delight of a hushed crowd. The rest of the night, the screen was mostly used to display images and identification of the bands being portrayed, interspersed with a bit of fairly obscure music trivia. Other cast members all get a turn in the spotlight on various numbers and use their diverse gifts to full advantage. Kraig Waye, who performed in Drayton Entertainment’s original Legends show impressively recalls Frankie Valley’s falsetto on a selection of Four Seasons numbers and shines again in several other segments. Chris Sams is a smooth performer and his rendition of The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody is a highlight of the show. He also demonstrates impressive ability to hit the high notes on some Jackson Five numbers, particularly for someone who can also provide a booming baritone. Iain Stewart displays a deft comic touch, as well as a strong singing voice on a rousing audience-inclusive version of I’m Henry The Eighth and the hilarious, yet melodious, barbershop-style tongue-twister
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Wellington Junior Farmers and alumni reminisce at anniversary event DRAYTON The Wellington Junior Farmers joined together with Alumni and their families for a barbecue picnic lunch in Centennial Park in Drayton to celebrate the 95th Anniversary of Junior Farmers in Wellington County on Aug. 4. Organizers report the event turned out to be a great day of meeting new friends, reconnecting with old ones and sharing stories and memories about Junior Farmers. The event began with the traditional Junior Farmer grace, followed by a meal and gathering. It was interesting talking to the alumni says current Wellington Junior Farmer member Jen van der Meulen. “I asked a number of them what their favourite past memories were about Junior Farmers and that is when the stories started pouring in.” Kim Oxby (alumni of the Maryborough Club 19801987) brought a photo album with him, and it made van der Meulen think about how great it would have been to be a member in the ‘80s. “They did so many fun events we don’t do now as a club or a province, like mystery bus and boat tours and summer games.” Oxby’s favourite memory was the mystery bus tour they did in October of 1980 where they ended up in Montreal watching the Montreal Expos play the Philadelphia Phillies for the pennant. He said Montreal lost, but it was
Remember when? - Alumni members Gerald Hattle and Robert Rogerson of Fergus reminisce at the Wellington Junior Farmers 95th anniversary celebration in Drayton’s Centennial Park, Aug. 4. submitted photo still a fun trip, they even had t-shirts made up for the event. He also said at the time there were eight clubs in Wellington County and 40 members in the Maryborough Club alone. Kim Meulenbelt (Alumni 1989-1996) said the best part about Junior Farmers for her was hosting the international delegates. To this day her and her husband Ed Meulenbelt (alumni 1986-1996) still keep in contact and see Ted, who they hosted as a delegate from Tasmania in 1993. While he was here on exchange, he met his wife, a Junior Farmer from London Ontario. Megan McDougal and Matt McDougal are two of the most recent Almuni of Wellington Junior Farmers. Megan spent
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Leslie Motors celebrates 100th anniversary of Harriston Ford dealership by Patrick Raftis HARRISTON - Leslie Motors is preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harriston Ford dealership. But for Ron and Gerry Leslie the story really began 50 years ago, the result of a fortunate mix of timing and opportunity. In 1963, Gerry and Jean Robinson, the second owners in the dealership’s history, were planning to sell the operation. The Leslies were married that year and Ron, who had been farming in the Freelton area with his brother Murray, decided on a career change as the brothers had agreed to end their partnership. In the Hamilton Spectator
that weekend they found an advertisement from the Robinsons seeking to sell the business. “That was the ironic part about it,” said Ron, noting he asked Gerry Robinson years later how many times the ad ran in the Spectator and Robinson said just one Friday and Saturday. “And that was the day my brother and I decided to give up the partnership and that night I went and looked at the business opportunities and there it was. “And if we hadn’t talked about splitting up the partnership until the next week I never would have been here - there’s no way - because I would
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never have called Ford Motor Company and asked for a car dealership; it just wouldn’t have entered my head.” In 1903, Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company, expanding into Canada in 1904. Just a decade later, in 1913, William McConnell opened his Ford dealership in Harriston under the name Wm. McConnell Garage. It was located on Elora Street, in what is now the South Street Café. He also sold bicycles and groceries and soon bought a barn and property across the road at 73 Elora Street, where the dealership is still located. “Billy”, as McConnell was known, must have had great insight about Henry Ford and his car business says Ron, noting McConnell thrived in the business, working alongside his daughter Jean. Jean McConnell married Gerry Robinson in 1936, the same year Ron Leslie was born. The couple met when he came to Harriston to work at Canada Packers. He had been raised on a farm in Quebec and received a BA from Guelph University. In 1938, Billy passed away and Gerry and Jean bought the dealership from her mother, changing the name to Robinson Motors. Gerry Robinson started a coal business along with the car dealership, coal being the most popular fuel at that time. A year later, the Second World War started, which brought new challenges for everyone. There were no new cars, trucks or tractors built during the war. Ford dealers in those years sold tractors along with cars and trucks.
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Anniversary celebration - Gerry and Ron Leslie pose in front of a mural depicting the evolution of their 100-year-old Harriston Ford dealership. photo by Patrick Raftis “Gerry managed to survive during the war years by servicing and selling used vehicles,” says Ron. “He told me that after the war, cars and trucks and tractors were in short supply. Business was good because customers needed new vehicles. He was able to move the old building to the back of the property and build a new fivebay garage with a showroom,
which he opened in 1951.” Robinson continued to sell tractors until 1965, when Ford decided to discontinue selling farm equipment from car dealerships and sold them from tractor-only operations. After seeing the dealership advertised for sale in 1963, Ron worked out a deal with the Robinsons, but was told by Ford he would need experience in the business before he could
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be approved as a dealer. A year later, after winding up the farming operation in Freelton, Ron joined Guelph dealership Carl Small Motors and began to gain experience with Ford, while Gerry took a job at a bank in Hamilton. After working for 18 months in Guelph, Ron inquired again about the Harriston dealership and was advised it was available. Years later, the Leslies learned that Ford had wanted to shut the dealership down, but Carl Small convinced them to let Ron take it over. The Leslies took over on Nov. 1, 1966. Ron, Gerry (who was expecting the couple’s second child, Lynda) and their son Mark, came to Harriston and the name of the dealership became Leslie Motors. Ron remembers the first few days at the business, when many people came in to see the new, young Ford dealer. At that time, the dealership had gas pumps, and he sold a lot of fuel the first few days. Ron said he feels it helped that he had a farm background, because he could talk to the farmers who made up about 60 per cent of his customer base. Farmers in those days would deliver their hogs to the local co-operative in their F150s and many would stop at Leslie Motors and buy a new pickup. Ron believes that it is one of the reasons the dealership still sells so many pickups. Gerry Robinson stayed on for six months, which helped the Leslies retain his existing customers. Robinson continued to come in nearly every day for many years, offering advice, Ron recalls. The years passed quickly as the business grew and in 1971, the Leslies were able to put a down payment on a house on Continued on next page
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Despite changes, dealership remains the epitome of a family business FROM PREVIOUS PAGE John Street. In October 1971 their third child, Don, was born. In 1973, the couple bought a farm at the edge of town, and started a small cow-calf operation. Their daughter Lisa was born in 1973, making their family complete. Around this time, the dealership struggled through what Ron recalls as the most difficult period during his years in business. The mid-1970s were a time of high interest rates and high inflation - insurmountable obstacles for many potential new car buyers. “It was 15 to 18 per cent inflation. This meant that you had to have a job that paid you 15 to 18 per cent more in one year,” Ron recalls. “At the same time if you wanted to buy something and you went to the bank, it was 22 per cent [interest].” A special interest rate offer from Ford, 14 per cent on F150s, helped keep business coming through the doors, but Ron remembers how difficult it was to make a dollar in that economy. In 1982, seeking to give back to the community, Ron ran successfully for a spot on the local council. He was elected mayor of Harriston in 1985 and held the post for nine years. During that period, Gerry moved into sales and helped to run the business while continuing to do the books. In addition to his stint in local politics, Ron has also been involved in numerous local community service organizations and activities, including the Harriston Kinsmen and K-40 clubs, Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society and Harriston Historical Society. “I think that became a hobby of mind somehow, some people garden … I enjoy giving back to the town, too. The town’s been good to me,” said Ron, noting his wife’s support and work ethic allowed him to pursue such activities while running a business. “We worked well together.” Earlier this year, Ron received a lifetime achievement award from the Minto Chamber of Commerce. “The whole family believes in giving back to the commu-
Business evolution - William McConnell’s original Harriston Ford dealership was located in a barn on Elora Street, where the current Leslie Motors operation is still located 100 years later. submitted photos nity; in volunteering wherever needed,” Ron states. Leslie Motors is the epitome of a family business. Ron and Gerry’s oldest son Mark started washing cars parttime when he was 14 and today is a co-dealer in the business, along with his wife Lisa and brother Don. Lynda, joined the service department in 1991 and continues to work in the business. When Don expressed interest in becoming a co-dealer in 1999, to satisfy Ford’s requirements, the family bought a second dealership in Walkerton, which Don now operates. Lisa Leslie, the youngest in the family worked briefly in the business, but moved into the media field and is now a producer-director with CTV news Windsor. She lives in London, but still joins the family business for some of their local charity drives. A number of Ron and Gerry’s grandchildren now work part-time in the business as well. In 2008, Leslie Motors purchased another dealership in Wingham, creating what Ron calls “a perfect triangle” for sharing inventory and expertise. Ron and Gerry believe that even family members should start at the bottom and learn all the jobs in order to understand the entire operation. While conceding it wouldn’t work for every family, “It does for ours for some reason,” says Ron. Leslie Motors has expanded its Harriston dealership building twice in the past and is now adding two additional bays and
re-modeling the sales and service area. Ron notes they have thought about moving the Harriston business to property outside of town many times, but he still likes being downtown, where people can walk uptown and support other businesses. He also finds some practical advantages to the century-old location. “I actually sold a car one night I was here and a guy just happened to walk by and say ‘How you doing?’ You just wouldn’t get that if I was out of town. “We love small town, too, that’s part of it - the atmosphere, knowing so many people when you walk up the street.” 100th celebration On Aug. 24 Leslie Motors is hosting a celebration of the dealership’s 100th anniversary. Fittingly, the date is also Ron and Gerry’s 50th wedding anniversary. Among the highlights of the dealership’s anniversary event will be a car show featuring 1985 and older Ford vehicles. Elora Street will be closed from Arthur to Mill Street and the vehicles will be parked along the street for viewing. Anyone with an ’85 or older Ford is welcome to participate by bringing their vehicle. The local Kinsmen and K-40 clubs will be putting on a beef barbecue with entertainment that evening at the Harriston-Minto Community Centre. Harriston Heritage Days To celebrate Leslie Motors’ connection to their community’s history, the Minto Chamber of Commerce,
Harriston Historical Society and other local businesses and organizations have joined in and the party has grown into a weekend-long event called Harriston Heritage Days, from Aug. 23 to 25. Events at Heritage Days include a “Touch a Truck” showcase hosted by Harriston Motors and the Minto Fire Department, live music at Tannery Park, memorabilia displays, a breakfast at the Harriston Legion and historical walking tours hosted by the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild. Both Friday evening and Sunday afternoon the Ontario West Coast Garden Railway Club will run a live steam train show at Harriston Motors. For information on the Ford show, or tickets to the barbecue call Leslie Motors at 1-800997-2310. For a full schedule of Heritage Day events visit www.heritagedays.ca. Historical information supplied by Ron Leslie.
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(McKinnon, 2013). Over time our body composition changes, muscle tissue decreases and fatty tissue increases, which affects our ability to function in older age (McKinnon, 2013). In order to maintain our muscular tissue, we must use
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falls, you have to use your body on a regular basis to maintain strength, agility and balance. Not only should seniors do this, but all of us. Research has shown that inactivity may cause our bodies to break down at a faster rate
2013). Exercises should be similar to day to day movements so that the muscular strength acquired is functional in real world situations. It is important that you consult your doctor before beginning any new physical activity regime, especially if you are over the age of 65 and/or have an underlying health concern. For more information about senior-friendly exercise programs in your area, contact the Seniors Centre for Excellence through your local family health team. There are several fitness classes targeted to seniors of most ability levels in Drayton, Palmerston and Clifford. For more information about the free services offered by the Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team, visit www.mmfht.ca or call the Drayton office at 519638-2110 or Clifford office at 519-327-4777.
to sitting, etc. Half of these falls occur in seniors who live in long-term care facilities (CTV News, 2012). There needs to be institutional changes such as automatic breaks on wheelchairs and more absorptive floors to prevent injury (CTV News, 2012), but until then, there are individual factors that can prevent you and your loved ones from falling. We have all heard the term “use it or lose it” used to describe the loss of a skill or ability over time. To prevent
it. There are several areas of physical training that are beneficial for seniors, the first is balance training. The muscles in the abdomen, back, hips and buttocks are essential for maintaining balance and should be incorporated into your muscular training (McKinnon, 2013). Secondly, transferring from the floor to standing and vice versa may help to improve your ability to get up and down and prevent falls that result from transitioning between positions (McKinnon, 2013). Another area of training that may be beneficial is multisensory, so exercising on different types of surfaces such as mats or wobble boards, and moving in different directions (McKinnon, 2013). These exercises are very challenging; however, and you should be very cautious while performing them. Lastly, one should learn how to control their body weight (McKinnon,
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by Nicole Reinders MAPLETON - Seniors are nine times more likely to fall than those under the age of 65 and the incidence of falls increases with the aging population. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (2005) people over the age of 80, women, those who live on their own, individuals with low socio-economic status and those with post-secondary education are most likely to fall. Many falls lead to secondary complications, such as a fracture or head injury, which then cause overall well-being to decline. Even those who are not injured upon falling may lose self-confidence and become fearful of falling in the future. Unfortunately, falls are often under reported and the prevalence of this problem is likely higher than we know. There are several risk factors that cause seniors to fall more than the rest of the population. These include individual factors such as poor balance, vision loss, inactivity, health conditions, and environmental factors such as poorly lit spaces, clutter and a lack of assistive devices (CDC, 2008). Interestingly, a study from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia found that roughly 40% of falls result from throwing off the body’s centre of gravity by shifting weight improperly (CTV News, 2012). This could happen when twisting the body, reaching to a high place, trying to avoid an object, moving from standing
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Hall of Fame - Following race seven of Grand River Raceway’s Industry Day, held Aug. 5, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame saluted Rockwood’s Carl Jamieson, who will be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame on Aug. 15. Jamieson is a five-time winning trainer of the Battle Of Waterloo, having won the race every other year from the inaugural edition (at Elmira Raceway) in 1998 through 2006. In 2000, he trained the top three finishers: C T Rocket, Warrawee Caesar and Futurestarkillean. Joining the celebration are, from left: Stephanie Jamieson with Jett Jamieson, John Bond, Carl Jamieson, Gary Bryant (Napoleon), Tom Kyron, Bev Kyron, Gerard Gouthro (Duke Of Wellington) Emma Christoforou, John Muir, Hailey Jamieson, Debra Jamieson, Agnes McPhee, Linda Rainey. submitted photo
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Provincial champs - The Palmerston Marlins Novice U-14 girls have qualified for the Eastern Championships in Stellarton, Nova Scotia on Aug. 20-25, after capturing the Ontario gold medal in Pickering on Aug. 4. From left: front, Ally Iles (Mount Forest), Holly Jackson (Arthur); centre, Natalie Eccles (Mount Forest), Erin Schill (Palmerston), Erica Culp (Drayton), Jessica Johnston (Brussels), Samantha Holliday (Walkerton), Kayla McEachern (Palmerston); back, Mary Iles, Bruce Johnston, Ken Iles, Jessica Shantz (Hanover), Danielle Schill, Carly Holland (Walkerton), Samantha Rupet (Cargill), Brad Culp, Mariah Clark (Arthur), Dave McEachern, Cory McEachern. submitted photo
Marlin Novice squad headed to Nova Scotia after winning provincial gold
Gold medal winners - Members of the Centre Wellington Minor Lacrosse Association (CWMLA) were selected to represent Team Ontario during the 2013 Girls National Championships from July 23-28 in Halifax, NS. The Team Ontario Bantam Girls defeated British Columbia 5-2 in the gold medal game. Representing CWMLA are, from left: Taylor Collins, Maja Deforest, Susan Noble and Megan Thring.
Dynamic duo - Taryn Collins and Taylor Collins, Bantam teammates with CWMLA, both received the honour of being named to the Nationals AllStar Team, after representing Team Ontario at the 2013 Girls National Championships from July 23-28 in Halifax, NS. submitted photo
PALMERSTON - The Palmerston Marlins Novice (U14) girls have qualified for the Eastern Championships in Stellarton, Nova Scotia on Aug. 20-25, after capturing the Ontario gold medal in Pickering on Aug. 4. After a big rain on Aug. 2, the Provincial Women’s Softball Association (PWSA) canceled all games and pushed them back to Saturday morning. Arriving at the diamond at 6:45am, Palmerston took to the field against the host team from Pickering. Marlins won the game 10-2. Next up was a hard hitting North Oxford team in a game that ended up being a battle of the long ball, with a final score of 18-14. The Marlin’s next opponent was Cambridge, who they see in league play and have had good back and forth games with. Cambridge scored the first two runs in the top of the fourth inning and Palmerston came right back with two of their own in the bottom of the fourth, a score which held into extra innings, with the international tie breaker rule in effect – a runner starts the inning on
second base and teams play from there. Palmerston pitching shut Cambridge down in the top of the extra frame, and the offence scored the run they needed in the bottom. Palmerston caught a small break as other teams played off to try to catch up the back log. With one diamond almost an hour behind and the other diamond 20 minutes behind the girls got a much-needed rest and time to regroup and focus on the next game, with the winner going straight to the finals Sunday afternoon, with an automatic berth in the Eastern Championships in Nova Scotia. The Marlin’s next match was another round robin game against another league rival, Kitchener Classics. This was a back and forth game that featured plays at the plate, double plays and a home run and at the end of seven, another tie this time 7-7. Kitchener got on the scoreboard in the top of the eighth with two runs. In their half, Palmerston loaded the bases with one out and got a threerun single to win the game.
The girls were now headed to not only a gold medal game, but also to Nova Scotia, regardless of what happened on Sunday at the diamond. The Marlins headed into late Sunday afternoon with a 4-0 record and would have to be defeated twice – as the event was a double knock out and all other teams were sitting with one loss. They faced the tough North Oxford team again – which had battled back and won all three of their games back-to-backto-back on Sunday. The Marlins were well rested and eager for the win and hit hard and fast right from the start and North Oxford was spent and could not put together the hits or the outs. The Marlins mercied North Oxford 15-3 in five innings. The Marlins will travel to Nova Scotia to represent Ontario in the Eastern Championships and the team is fundraising and accepting donations to help offset the travel costs. Anyone interested in contributing is urged to contact any player or parent.
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Palmerston fair community church service at 10am, followed by Carry-On Women’s Institute’s 75 birthday party, Band Double Barrel, Diamond’s in the Ruff dog agility show, Amazing Race, and Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Contact: Lynda 519-343-2365. *** The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 442 Erin. Jamboree doors open 12:30pm. Roast Beef Dinner served at 5pm. Welcome all!
Thurs. Sept 5
Arthur Fall fair roast beef dinner. 5-7:30pm. Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.
Fri. Sept 6
Arthur Fall Fair. Enter exhibits 9am- noon. 7pm Fair parade, downtown Arthur. Buildings open 7-10pm, Arthur Community Centre. *** 7:30pm. Melville United Church, St. Andrew/Tower St., Fergus. Concert by Brad Halls, “Marvellous Music from the Movies”. $12/adults, children/free. Tickets at door or call 519-787-0570, 843-3274, 843-1781. *** Sept. 6 & 7 Aberfoyle Fall Fair. Theme “Field to Feast” at the Puslinch Community Centre, Brock Road, Aberfoyle. Friday 9am-5pm exhibitors submit entries. Judging at 5pm. Gates open 7pm. Vintage tractor pull, Children’s entertainment. Saturday gates open 9am. Exhibitors hall open, games at the ball diamond, vendors and market tent. Midway, pet show, Birds of Prey, the Balloon Man etc. Pick up Entry Tags at Puslinch Library.
Sat. Sept 7
Arthur Fall Fair 8:30am Sport pony show. 4H calf show. Buildings open 10am. Chili cook off, 6pm. Admission by donation. *** Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners are holding a series of summer talks, Garden Gab Sessions. Guelph Enabling Garden Riverside Park, 689 Woolwich St. N., 10am-noon. Info. email@example.com. *** Puslinch Country Squires dance at the Puslinch Community Centre. 8pm- midnight. Advance tickets $10, at the door $12. Call Florence for Tickets 519-763-9782. *** Drive a Ford Event- Foodland, Elmira 9am - 4pm. Come out and test drive a car (one test drive per household). Ford will donate $20 to Woolwich Lions for each test drive up to $6,000. Classic Car Show & Shine. 10am-3pm. $5 entry fee. Dashboard plaque for the first 50 cars. BBQ, Children’s games, prizes. Car registration call Sandy 519-638-2523. *** Sept. 7 & 8, 13 & 14 - Holstein Drama Group presents the 20th anniversary production of He Won’t Come in From the Barn Sept. 7 Dinner theatre 5:30pm $20 per person. Sept. 8 Matinee 2pm $12 per person. Sept. 13 & 14, 7pm $12 per person. 10 & under free. More info: 519-334-3490.
Tues. Aug. 27
CW Probus Meeting. Speaker Prof. Laura Middleton, University of Waterloo. “Working the body to benefit the brain”. Facilitator: George Collin. 10am. Aboyne Hall at Wellington County Museum. Retired seniors welcome. *** Maryborough Horticultural Society Fall Flower Show and General Meeting. 7:30pm. Moorefield Optimist Hall. Entries to be placed by 6:30pm. Speaker: Sandra Duncan. Topic: Horticulture ‘Hits and Misses’. Info. 519-291-1458.
Thurs. Aug. 29
Arthur Agricultural Society meeting. 7:30pm. Upstairs hall, Arthur Community Centre. All Welcome.
Fri. Aug 30
Ladies Coffee Hour in Rockwood, last Friday of the month, 9:3011:30am. Everyone welcome. St. John’s Anglican Church, 112 Guelph St. For more information call 519-856-9211. *** Until Sept. 2 53rd Steam Era, Milton Fairgrounds presented by the Ontario Steam & Antique Preservers Association. Featuring Ford products and equipment. Open 9am daily.
Sat. Aug. 31
Country Dance. Alma Community Centre, 8pm. $10. Dance to Country Troubadours. *** Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. $5 per plate. Marsville Community Centre. Last Saturday of every month. 7:30-10:30am. Sausage, eggs, bacon, pancakes, toast, juice, tea, coffee.
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Horoscopes ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Now is a great time to explore new culinary horizons, Aries. You just may find a new type of cuisine that you never would have anticipated liking. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you feel like there haven’t been too many opportunities to socialize with friends, host your own gathering of friends and family. Start planning now. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, sometimes forgetting responsibilities and acting like a child for a day can be good for the spirit. Take a mental health day and don’t let worries get you down for a few hours. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, make travel plans before the summer passes you by. There has never been a better time to get out for a road trip or book a weekend jaunt to somewhere special. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, it can be difficult to upstage you, but someone else steps into the spotlight at work and it has you reeling for a little while. Be the bigger person and offer congrats. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you might be ultra careful when choosing friends, but keep in mind those closest to you have been there through thick and thin. Remember that this week. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, despite the many changes you have made, you still don’t feel completely satisfied. You can’t put your finger on what is off, but you will get to it eventu-
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outdoors. There are camps to meet the interests of different age groups on a variety of topics such as survivor camp, art outdoors, naturalist-in-training and ecosystem explorer. Admission to these programs is free with admission to the park. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is online at www.grandriver.eventbrite.ca. For a complete list of camp events, locations and requirements, visit www.grandriver. ca.
FROM PAGE TWO Garden in Riverside Park, 689 Woolwich Street N., 10am-noon. *** Our Lady of Mount Carmel Beef Barbecue. 4-7pm. Marian Hall. Beef, corn on the cob and homemade pies. Cash bar. Adult tickets $15, Family $40. Call 905-659-3305 to order. *** South Luther School Barbecued Roast Beef Dinner 5-7pm. Musical entertainment following by Nadine and Gary Boles. Adults $15, 6-12 years $7. Bring lawn chairs. Advance sales only. Call for tickets 519-928-3408, 519-928-5605. *** Legion Breakfast, Harriston Legion Branch. 7am-10:30am. $9 all-you-can-eat Omelet bar available. Call 519-338-2843. *** Palmerston fair starting at 8am with a farmer’s breakfast, tailgate garage sale. Pet show, baby show, birds of prey show, demonstrations and history corner, 4-H dairy show at noon, children’s carnival, pedal tractor pull. Helicopter rides weather permitting. 3pm auction of champions and corn roast at 5pm. Contact: Grace 519-343-5181. *** Fish Fry Dinner. Rockmosa Hall, Rockwood. Two sittings, 5pm and 7pm. $15 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under. Advance tickets only. Call 519-856-9409. *** “Touch a Truck” Fundraiser at Harriston Motors. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Minto Fire Department’s Confined Space Rescue Team. Donations can be made at Harriston Motors. *** Arthur Legion. Karaoke 8:30 p.m. *** Wheels of Hope, a project of Elora United Church is collecting your mountain bikes and bike parts for repair and reuse in Africa. These bikes will improve access to food, water, health, employment and education. Drop off you old bikes 10-2pm at 218 Bristol St. Phone 519-843-6144.
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County Bbq Raises $1,362.50 for United Way On August 2, the County Clerk’s, CAO and IT departments hosted a “Ti-Cats” themed BBQ and donated all the proceeds to the United Way of Guelph-Wellington. The event included tailgate BBQ food and a football game with prizes donated by local businesses. Grand River Catering generously supplied food for the event. The County sincerely thanks the following businesses who supported this successful event! • Aberfoyle Mill • Bikram Yoga Guelph • Bobby O’Briens Irish Pub • Borealis Grille • Miss Priss Esthetics • Portuguese Mario’s Grill House and Catering • RU Serious Tap and Grill • Sapphire Cafe and Lounge • Steam Whistle Brewery • The Hamilton Tiger Cats Football Club • The Woolwich Arrow • Wellington Cakes • Van Gali’s Cafe • York Road Kitchen and Chocolate Bar Each year, County Council and staff raise over $42,000 for the United Way of Guelph-Wellington.
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