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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of the Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 20, 2013
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Elora Community Theatre’s Romantic Adult Comedy OLD LOVE, written by Norm Foster. 10 roles (actors 30-80yrs.) Contact ECT director, Julie Wheeler Bryant for an audition appointment now or for further info. 519-846-5567.
Fri. Sept. 20
Black Family Concert. Old tyme fiddle and step dance concert. 7pm. St. John Parish Centre, Georgina St. Arthur. Tickets $12. For information call 519 848-6722. *** St. Mary Parish, Mount Forest Fundraising Chicken Barbecue. 5-7pm, St. Mary Parish Center, Mount Forest. 1/4 chicken dinner $7, 1/2 chicken dinner $15. For tickets or more info. please call 519-323-1215 or 519-338-2571. *** Arthur Legion Wing Night. All you can eat $14. No take out. *** St. Martin’s 10th Annual Chicken Barbecue Friday, 5pm-7pm St. Martin’s Parish Hall, Drayton. Adults: $12.50 Children: 6 & under $6. Advanced tickets only. For more information call Daryl Brodhaecker at 519-638-5428
Sat. Sept. 21
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compromises your focus. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, though it may feel like others are flying past you while you’re slowly plodding along, eventually things will even out and you’ll end up where you need to be. SAGITTARIUS-Nov 23/Dec 21 Create some plausible plans for the future this week, Sagittarius. Keep a journal to help you keep track of your ideas and make sense of your plans. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, your generosity finds you devoting much of your time tending to the needs of others this week. Enjoy your time helping others and don’t be afraid to accept their gratitude. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Don’t get too hung up if your week is all work and little play. While your schedule might be hectic in the coming days, some relaxation time will arrive this weekend. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, make the most of new opportunities that present themselves this week. The effort you put in will pay off in due time.
Country Dance. Alma Community Centre, 8pm. $12.50. Dance to Southridge Sound. *** Grand Valley High School Reunion at the Community of Christ Church on Mill Street in Grand Valley. Gathering at 4pm, dinner at 6pm ($15). For more info. contact Leona Taylor 519-941-4047. *** Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners are holding a series of summer talks, called Garden Gab Sessions, at the Guelph Enabling Garden in Riverside Park, 689 Woolwich Street North, 10amnoon. Information email email@example.com. *** Mud, obstacles, and sweat: the Canadian Cancer Society presents the Wellington Warrior Challenge at Cox Creek Cellars, Guelph. Not your average charity race, the Wellington Warrior Challenge is dirty, fun, and full of obstacles that will put all other 5K races to shame. For more info. 519-824-4261. *** Until Sept. 22 - 10am to 5pm, Hills of Erin Studio Tour 25th anniversary. Free, self-guided tour of artists’ studios and venues in Erin and Hillsburgh. Go to www.hillsoferinstudiotour.com for a map of locations. *** Hillsburgh Baptist Church is having a Chicken barbecue dinner. 5-7pm. Half chicken is $15, Quarter is $12. Call 519-855-4533 and leave message for tickets. *** Madd Wellington County victim vigil butterfly release at 3:30pm, Wellington County Museum, 536 County Road 18 Elora. The event is an opportunity to reflect on lives lost or injuries suffered as a result of impaired driving. Butterflies will be released in one large release and can be released by individuals for a donation to MADD. The general public is welcome. *** Please join us 6:30pm for The Door Youth Centre’s annual Shantytown Public Barbecue and guest speaker Mary Crome. Come to support The Door and the youth they work with. *** Blended Music Worship Seminar. How to make it happen without a war! 10am- 2:30pm. Burns Presbyterian, Erin. For info. call 519-833-2902. *** Calling All Artists And Decorative Painters. Sale of supplies paints, brushes, books, canvases, easels and more. 125 Union St. W., Fergus. 9am-2pm. Proceeds to Groves Hospital. *** Elora Legion. Legion Week Party. A special concert by Poverty’s Arse. 8pm. Plan to bring your friends and neighbours to the branch during Legion Week.
Sun. Sept. 22
Everdale Organic Farm and Environmental Learning Centre Annual Carrot Festival. 5812 6th Line, Hillsburgh. 11am–5pm. Admission Free. *** Annual Palmerston Fundraiser Golf Tournament for Friends of the Orphans Canada. Walkerton Golf and Curling Club. Registration starts at 11:30, shotgun start: 1pm sharp. 9 holes, golf cart, steak dinner, prizes, only $75 per person. Silent auction. Come to enjoy the meal and silent auction $25. To register: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. *** Will Devonshire’s Annual Fall Benefit Concert and Dessert Soiree playing classical and original guitar compositions, 7pm, $10, Orton Community Church. For tickets call 519-855-6385.
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Proceeds donated to Erin Food Bank and Orton Community Association. Sponsored by the Bahais of Erin. *** Eduard Klassen Concert, 2pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, 44 Main St. N., Acton. Christian Instrumental Music concert with Paraguayan Folk Harpist and speaker. Free will offering. Refreshments. For more info. call 519-853-2360, 519-853-1639, 519-856-2177. *** Speedside United Church is celebrating their 168th anniversary at 11am. Guest speaker is Rev. Don Parsons. All welcome.
Mon. Sept 23
Rockwood Presbyterian Church Annual Roast Beef Dinner. 6pm. Rockmosa Community Centre. Adults $15, Children 7-12 $7. Children under 7 free. Advance tickets only. For tickets phone Joan 519-856-2839, Jean 519-856–9565.
Tues. Sept 24
Maryborough Horticultural Society Meeting, 7:30pm. Moorefield Optimist Hall. Mini-talk on gourds by Hannah Veld. Speaker: Margaret Signer. Topic: Teas. Info. 519-291-1458. *** CW Probus meeting. Annual meeting. Speaker: Linda Austin “Devils & Kiwis: Adventures in Tasmania and New Zealand”. Aboyne Hall at Wellington County Museum. Retired seniors welcome. *** Arthur and Area Historical Meeting 7:30pm. Arthur Chamber of Commerce Bldg. 146 George St. Arthur. Speaker Elizabeth Bzikot, Best BAA, Dairy Sheep Farming to BAA Business.
Wed. Sept 25
Elora & Salem Horticultural Society’s monthly meeting, 7:30pm at the Heritage River Retirement Community, 25 Wellington Drive, Elora. Lyn Dettweiler will discuss “Growing Delightful Dahlias”. Light refreshments are provided. Everyone is welcome. *** Fish Fry, Community of Christ Church, Mill St Grand Valley. 5pm. Adults $12.50, 12 and under $6, preschool free.
Thurs. Sept 26
Boots, Blankets and Boobs Casual Cocktail Party and Fashion Show. Erin Agricultural Centre, Erin. 7-10pm. Proceeds to the Cancer Care Program, Headwaters Health Care Centre. Tickets call 519-833-2002. *** Arthur Lions Club Drive Thru Chicken Barbecue 4:30–7pm. Meals to be picked up at St. John’s Parish Centre, Arthur. Tickets available from Lions members $12.50. Delivery available. *** Wichita Lineman – The Music of Glen Campbell. Starring Aaron Solomon, Leisa Way and Randall Kempf. Come and enjoy the songs of country music legends Glen Campbell, Anne Murray, Johnny Cash, Bobbie Gentry, Roger Miller, Kenny Rogers, Tanya Tucker and The Beach Boys. Theatre Orangeville, 87 Broadway. Call the box office at 519-942-3423. *** Speedside United Church Turkey Supper. Adults $15, Children 12 and under $7. Preschool free. 4:45pm sitting call 519-8435858, 6pm sitting 519-822-1731. 7pm sitting 519-836-1213. Takeout- 519-821-0018. *** Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Elora Centre for the Arts. All past and present volunteers are invited. 7-9pm. Please RSVP to 519-846-9698.
Fri. Sept 27
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 info. call 519-856-9211. *** Wing Night Harriston Legion Br. 296. 6:30pm. $12 per person. Entertainment. For more info. call 519-338-2843. *** Alma Optimist Beef Barbecue. 5-7pm $14. Alma Community Centre. *** Fergus contra dance. 8-10:30pm. Victoria Park Field House, 140 Albert St. W., Fergus. Admission $10 (Students $8) No partner or previous experience necessary. The caller walks us through each dance to learn it. For more information contact Janice Ferri: 519-843-9971. *** Arkell United Church Fall Supper and Musical Hootenanny. 600 Arkell Road, Arkell. Adults $15, Children 5-12 $7, children under 5 - free. Supper 5-7pm. Bring your instrument or just listen. Draw prizes! For info. or tickets, call Penny 519-822-6709 or Fern 519-836-6777.
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Ryan Laird: Putting anti-bullying message to music by Kelly Waterhouse
At 19, Laird packed-up and FERGUS - Ryan Laird is a success story, not only as a left his family farm in Belwood country music singer, but also for the Nashville music scene. “I had written over 300 as a mentor, using his music to help youths tackle the difficult songs and figured out who I was as an artist,” he said. issue of bullying. For eight years, Laird It’s a tune he knows well, as someone who experienced bul- worked his way up to perform lying in grade school in Centre and get his music heard. “In the music industry, you Wellington. Spreading hope - Ryan Laird, once a victim of bullying, uses music to bring a message of hope and perseverance to students. Many years later he turned hear a lot more ‘no’s’ then Cover photo: Laird released his first self-titled album in 2012, earning him two nominations at the Canadian Country Music that memory into the melody ‘yes’s,’” he said, adding there Awards, for Rising Star and Video of the Year for I’m Your Man. photos by Margaret Malandruccolo Hey Ashley, which became a is a lot of negativity. Self esteem is vital. hit song last year with audiThe singer admits he ences at anti-bullying rallies mean something to students. mutual, we’re both having fun. still is, pursuing his dreams. in over three dozen primary endured tough times, sleeping the first time. “I was amazed at how genu- As a musician he has a special It’s a deep-driven message so He stands before students and schools across the Upper in tents in friends’ backyards or proves that. It’s certainly a ine she was,” he said, noting platform to be able to share his it’s good to have fun with it.” Grand District School Board crashing out on their couches. Kennedy believes this is sense of inspiration in the air “I was fighting the good she posed for photos with him experiences.” (UGDSB), including his forShe adds, “The students why the presentation has a pos- when the presentation ends.” fight to follow my dream,” and talked to him about his mer public school. While focused on his music relate to all aspects of Ryan’s itive impact. billboard. This year the Belwood Laird said. “It’s like a concert with a career, Laird continues to look Laird is currently work- show. They love the music and One of those couches native is hoping to take his message of perseverance to happened to belong to rising ing on his second album, due him as a country musician. twist,” she explained. “The stu- at ways to spread the antiCanadian country music star out in spring 2014, with On They hear and relate to his dents love the music and the bullying message. His goal is schools across Canada. to find sponsors so he can take “My goal is to inspire these Jason McCoy, who would later Ramp Records and distribut- experiences as a student. That’s presence of a country star.” She noted Hey Ashley “has his message on tour to schools kids to follow their dreams and become co-writer on Laird’s ed through Universal Music what is special about the show. “Sure, it’s a celebrity vis- been a hit everywhere. Not across Canada. Canada, which featured the artnot let a bully get in their way,” single I’m Your Man. A video for Hey Ashley But Laird’s boldest career ist at the label’s 2013 CCMA iting the school, but he’s a only does Ryan speak about Laird said. “I get my message real person with real life expe- his experiences, he sings about and a documentary are in the move came from a market- party earlier this month. across through the music.” Laird has come a long way riences. He’s speaking to an them too. Ryan has a lot of works. And now his efforts Hey Ashley tells Laird’s ing idea he crafted to get the personal story as an intermedi- attention of country music star from the schoolyard, and he audience who is dealing with really great songs and perform- have caught the attention of ing those can get the kids really Guelph MP Frank Valeriote. credits his maturity as an artist the issues he once faced.” ate student who has a crush on Taylor Swift. INTRODUCING ALL-NEW SUBARU LEGACY “I’ve invited Ryan to come The presentation grew to pumped up, but Hey Ashley for enabling him to take a fresh InTHE 2008 Laird rented a bill-2010 the popular girl in his class. INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2010 become SUBARU LEGACY a complete anti-bul- is special because it speaks a to Ottawa and meet with MPs,” perspective on his past. board sign across the road from When she learns of his affecThis mid-size sedan doesn’t just look different this year, it feels different. You feel the difference behind the wheel. In the truth about the effects of bully- Valeriote said, noting he studio at Big tion, she makes him the subject Swift’s recording SUPERIOR This mid-size doesn’t feel just it look year, You the feel smart the difference behind the wheel. InJAPANESE the turns with All-Wheel Eventhat yoursedan passengers in different the extrathis room in itthefeels reardifferent. seats. From ENGINEERING plans to create a non-partisan ing in really FROM creative way.” SUPERIOR Machine Drive. Records showed of ridicule amongst his symmetrical peers. JAPANESE turns with symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Even your passengers it inthe theLegacy extra gives room in the rear seats. FromAnd the smart FROM to his colleagues, that helps build ENGINEERING a event open Japanese performance to the strength and presence evident in the exterior feel design, photograph of Laird holding “What your peers engineering think of anda dynamic * $ Japanese engineering and dynamic performance to the strength and presence evident in the exterior design, the Legacy gives that lingers after where momentum up a sign that read: “Taylor, you at schoolyou is areally impor* can perform and greater sense of confidence, comfort and excitement. Don’t compromise on your next Sedan purchase. Visit your local $ explainLaird his national goals. For is over. tant,” Laird said, explaining I LOVE your you amusic, greater will senseyou of confidence, comfort and excitement. Don’t compromise on your next Sedan purchase. the Visitshow your local dealer for a test drive and feel for yourself. “What’s great about the Valeriote, the anti-bullying album?” many of his friends turned on produce mydealer for a test drive and feel for yourself. presentation is that it generates message hits home. While it didn’t earn him a him to follow the “in crowd.” “I have two young chila buzz. It doesn’t just create The message of the song direct call from Swift, she did conversation between teach- dren and it’s not just mine, is one of hope and following endorse his music on the popuers and students, but students but all children who face buldreams, regardless of what oth- lar Entertainment Tonight teleamongst themselves. It gets the lying,” Valeriote said, noting ers say. That’s exactly what vision show, where she said the - Belwood native and country music star Ryan Laird. he believes often bullies don’t kids thinking,” Kennedy said. Laird did, despite the torment Canadian musician was “cute.” “Whether they stop and appreciate the impact of their Laird credits Swift with he endured. At a young age “I’ve had to learn to do that lying program with a package think before being unkind to actions. “Bullying has grown he put his emotions into song starting a momentum of interand found the courage to take est in his music, connecting as an artist. I’ve been able to for teachers at the schools to wonder how the other person in a sense that it can be done the stage, performing locally at him to agents and managers work through things with my prepare students for the show, feels, or how bullying may anonymously. It’s invisible.” While there is no movefundraisers and events. Music who were able to help direct music,” he said, noting song come up with questions, create affect someone ... or who that his career. That ultimately led writing is an outlet for what- a dialogue with their students person will grow up to be one ment in Parliament to take became his outlet. on the issue of bullying, and day ... it’s getting kids talking action on this topic, Valeriote It also made him a target, to a record deal with Sony ever is relevant to his life. believes his fellow MPs can “Hey Ashley just happens to find creative outlets for the about the issues of bullying.” he recalls, noting that his bully, and Country Music Television, For Laird, the buzz carries help encourage Laird’s mesbe about bullying. But by me children’s self expression. Ashley, belittled his efforts to (CMT). “Presentations like Ryan’s on to social media, where the sage on a national level. Since then he has toured opening myself up and sharing be a musician. “If we can advance his “I went through a lot of tri- with George Canyon, opened my personal experiences with are so important. It creates a artist encourages students to als and tribulations but I never for Alan Jackson at tour dates bullies, and seeing the smiles reason and an opportunity to connect with him and tell their efforts it will advance our nation’s efforts against bullygave up on my dream,” said across Ontario, shared the stage and how the kids are affected talk and think about bullying,” stories. “It’s always a big win when ing,” Valeriote said, adding, with Dierks Bentley and Terri by it, seeing a positive change Kennedy said. Laird. “As a staff member and the I get a note from a child who “We have a responsibility to That is the message he tries Clark, and wrote a song with is a win for me,” he said. Shannon Kennedy is a CYC in a school, I know the says things are better and their address it.” Nick Carter of the Backstreet to impart in his presentation. Last week, Laird performed child youth counselor (CYC) adults in the building want all lives are better now,” Laird “It’s all about teaching kids Boys. He released his first album with the UGDSB who last the opportunities available to said. “I’ve been able to help at six Nova Scotia schools for that it’s about perseverance, anti-bullying week. Upon his to follow your dreams,” Laird in 2012 and the self-titled effort year shared her time between bring attention to the issue of some of them.” Kennedy attributes Laird’s return, he hopes to take his earned him two nominations at three area schools. She took bullying. It’s a tough subject said of his presentation. genuine nature for his ability to message to more local schools. “I want kids to see some- the Canadian Country Music the initiative to invite Laird to and can be a real problem.” “Music is such a powerful Occasionally, as part of the reach the students. times your dreams aren’t going Awards (CCMA) for Rising these schools and word quickly “Ryan speaks his advice, he tool,” Laird said. “Why not try to be handed to you on a silver Star and Video of the Year for spread of the performer’s posi- show, Laird invites children to sings about it and most impor- and help the next generation?” the stage to sing with him. tive impact on the students. platter. You have to get cre- I’m Your Man. “It becomes a real commu- tantly he’s the real life examFor more information on “I know Ryan and his story,” It was at the awards cerative to achieve your goals. Believe in yourself and don’t emony in Saskatoon where Kennedy said. “I believe he has nity hour together,” Laird said. ple,” she said. “Ryan has found Laird or his anti-bullying tour, Laird met Swift in person for an important message that can “The kids sing along. And it’s his outlet in music. He has, and visit www.ryanlaird.com. let a bully stop you.”
“Music is such a powerful tool. Why not try and help the next generation?”
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ENTERTAINMENT Studio tour celebrates 25th anniversary ERIN - The annual Hills of Erin Studio Tour is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Sept. 21 and 22 by featuring 25 artists at 12 locations in the villages of Erin and Hillsburgh and the surrounding countryside. Open from 10am to 5pm each day, this free, self-guided tour and sale attracts local residents and visitors as they enjoy the diverse works of art and crafts that area artists and their guests showcase at various studios and unique venues. A map of locations is available at: www.hillsoferinstudiotour.com or in the Hills of Erin Studio Tour brochure, available at many local shops and businesses in Erin, Hillsburgh and nearby towns. Venues and artists in the
Erin area include the Teak Barn featuring Jackie Warmelink’s pottery, Linda Donais Weir’s paintings, Susan Lapp’s mixed media paintings and Yvonne De Viller’s stained glass work. Melissa Jenkins paintings can be seen at her home studio. Studio 18 features Robin Symmes, mixed media artist; Ben’s Studio features Benitta Wilcox, fibre artist; the Owl’s Nest Studio features Audrey Devonshire, painter, Kai-Liis McInnes, painter and fibre artist and Kathryn Thomson, glass artist. The Forks Bicycle Shop features Genevieve Munro, painter and Stuart Craft, photographer. Venues in the Hillsburgh area include Beth Campbell Pottery, the Turn-of-Fate Studio
featuring Jennifer McKinnon, woodturner; Kathy Crain, silk painter and Melissa Auchincloss-Smith, photographer and digital painter. Rosalinde Baumgartner’s studio features her sculptures and Marlene Madole’s paintings; the Country Forge features Ray Schindler, metal smith and Tom Conaty, woodturner. Beth Grant’s studio offers Beth’s lampwork beads, Birgit Wright’s pottery and Victoria Kirk’s fused glass and mixed metal jewellery and Annette Dyon’s studio will feature her paintings and Norman Wilson’s silver jewelry and iron sculpture. Visitors can also find lunches and snacks at local restaurants and cafes in both Erin and Hillsburgh.
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Minto Arts Council hosts digital art exhibit, prepares for fall Basement Café concert HARRISTON - The Minto Arts Council’s current exhibition, Neil Ornstein’s Show, opened Sept. 3 at the Carnegie Library here featuring the Toronto artist’s unique style of computerized art. Ornstein was born in Montreal and studied Fine Art at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. He moved to Toronto in 1977 where he obtained a law degree and where he now practices. Ornstein doesn’t remember a time when he wasn’t drawing or sketching, but recalls being “unquestionably terrible” at it. His love for it propelled him forward however, and he has not abandoned the pleasure he gets from making art. Ornstein is more concerned about making than selling his work, the arts council states in a press release. Often, profits from pieces he does sell go toward his participation in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers 60km walk. Ornstein works mainly on a graphic tablet, where he layers textures and images upon one another, and then often draws on top. The beauty of his
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Arts action - The Minto Art’s Council’s upcoming Basement Café concert will feature musician Danielle Todd (above left) with Kayla McTaggart, while the group’s current gallery exhibit features the computerized art of Neil Ornstein (above right). submitted photos method, he says, is that even if he does go “too far”, he can go back a layer, and easily undo his last move. This process allows Ornstein to take chances with his work - exploring text and blending techniques, as well as playing with the inclusion of random objects. The show of Ornstein’s work runs until Sept. 30 at the Minto Arts Gallery on the Top floor of the Harriston Public Library at 88 Mill Street. The Minto Arts Council also recently released the lineup for it’s fall Basement Café, set for Oct. 19 in the basement of the Harriston Library. The event will feature Danielle Todd and Kayla McTaggart. Todd first came to fame in 2010, when she entered and won a contest on Breakfast Television. She ended up singing the national anthem at a Bears/Bills football game in Toronto to a sold out crowd
of 51,000 people. Throughout 2010 she recorded her first album Between You and Me and released it in January 2011. Shortly after Todd embarked on a 25-date tour in Chapters and Indigo stores, selling over 1,000 copies of her debut album. Fresh off her Canadian tour she spent 10 months touring Australia, returning home recently with plans to play venues around Ontario. Kayla McTaggart is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and pianist from Ariss. She has recently performed at a number of venues around the region, including the Arthur Fall Fair on Sept. 6. A sample of her latest music can be found at: http:// www.reverbnation.com/kaylamctaggart/song/18405975get-gone?1336410755 Tickets for the show are available for $20 at Harriston Home Hardware by calling 519-338-2497 or at the door.
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A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (MRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 5pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAF and MRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2013 ONTARIO HEALTHY COMMUNITIES COALITION SYMPOSIUM OMAFRA Connects – August, 2013 Rural economic development is the overall theme and supporting local agricultural products and services is one of the major themes of the 2013 Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition Symposium. Several program sessions will focus on strategies for supporting and increasing the economic viability of local food enterprises and the consumption of local food and food products by community members. Keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Caldwell, Director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph, will speak on the economic value of investing in local initiatives and strategies for increasing the sustainability and quality of life of rural communities. “Rural Communities…the Root to Health” will be held in Minden on Oct. 3 and 4. For further information and to register, visit: http://bit. ly/1509UHV. 2013 FALL WELLINGTON RURAL ROMP SATURDAY, SEPT. 28, 11am - 4pm The Wellington Rural Romp is your chance to get up close to your food. Experience a day in the countryside, meet local farmers, eat, learn about food and experience agriculture’s bounty. At each location, you will find farmers and business owners who are
passionate about bringing real taste and local food to you. Romp Locations: Drumlin Farm, Elora Farmers’ Market, Erin Valley Elk, Fraberts Fresh Foods, Harmony Meadows Alpaca, Heritage Hollow, Magda Farm and Trout Lily Greenhouses, Smoyd Potato Farm, Strom’s Farm, Thatcher Farms and the Farmer’s Wife Bakery, Top Market Meats, Leslie Zinger, White Rock Ostrich Farm, Whole Circle Farm. Get your Wellies ready! Enjoy a fun-filled day out in the countryside, visiting farms, markets and local food shops. Learn about how your food is grown, visit with farm animals and shop for local food and fall decorations along the way. For more information please contact Christina Mann at 226-971-0264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or the website: www.tastereal.ca. SUPPORTING PROVINCIAL AND MULTI-SPORT ORGANIZATIONS OMAFRA Connects – August, 2013 Ontario is helping people across the province to get healthy, physically active and involved in competitive sports. This year, 19 provincial sport and multi-sport organizations will receive support through Ontario’s Sport Priority Funding program. The program will help the organizations coordinate athlete and leadership development sessions, certify coaches, officials and volunteers, host athlete training camps and stage competitions. For more information on the Sport Priority Funding program, visit: http://bit.ly/158Wuqe. PROVINCE HELPING ONTARIO CRAFT BREWERS CREATE JOBS OMAFRA Connects – August, 2013 Ontario is providing small craft brewers with renewed support by extending the Ontario Microbrewery Strategy for two more years to help create jobs and expand the industry.
Rockwood youth part of global 4-H ag-summit
CALGARY, - One hundred and eighteen youth from 20 countries worldwide, including Rockwood resident Cassandra Chornoboy, met in Calgary in August to tackle one of the world’s biggest challenges: feeding a hungry planet. These leading youth were delegates at the 4-H Youth Ag-Summit, a first of its kind, global event organized by 4-H Canada and Bayer CropScience Canada. “The goal of the Summit was to invite youth from around the world to come to the table, share ideas and have an
CASSANDRA CHORNOBOY open dialogue about how we’ll feed a hungry planet,” says Kamel Beliazi, President and CEO of Bayer CropScience Canada. “Feeding the planet is
a topic we think about everyday as a science-based agricultural company.” Organizers received more than 500 applications from youth around the world between the ages of 18 to 24 who wanted to be part of the event. “It’s estimated that by 2050, less than 37 years from now, there will be an additional two billion people on the planet to feed,” explains Mathieu Rouleau a delegate from Quebec, who grew up on his family’s dairy farm. The week-long summit,
which took place between Aug. 19 and 25, had the delegates participating in a full schedule of presentations, debates, discussions, group work, tours and networking. After almost a week of working together, eight delegate groups presented their visions for how to will feed more people. For the delegates the major issues included increasing consumer awareness of the agriculture industry, reducing food waste, battling the effects of climate change and coping with a growing human footprint.
Rural life celebrated at local church service by John Edwards Rural life was highlighted and celebrated at Central Pentecostal Church on Aug. 25 when a church service was held on the lawn. Tractors, planters and a combine were all on display. A summer sermon series entitled Lessons From the Farm has focused on Biblical stories like The Parable of the Sower and The Parable of the Rich Fool. This service capped off two weeks of summer day camp led by a Bible College student, Jesse Price, who also
spoke that day on desiring a proper ‘harvest’ in our lives. Farm equipment was provided by several farmers in the church who donate time and materials each year to cultivate 13 acres of church land for a Canadian Food Grains Bank growing project. Each year the proceeds of the sale of the crops are donated to the Food Grains Bank for a hunger relief project somewhere in the world and the funds are matched four-to-one by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Harvest Home Festival celebrates rural history ABOYNE- The Wellington County Museum and Archives will host its annual Harvest Home Festival on Sept. 22 from noon to 5pm. The festival kicks off with the official opening of the 1877 barn. On display in the barn are agricultural implements (some original to the House of Industry), photographs and hands-on activities. There are three key themes highlighted in the new barn exhibit: barn construction itself, the story of the industrial farm that operated on the site until 1947, and the broader story of life on the farm in Wellington County in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The afternoon includes demonstrations and displays of sheep shearing, blacksmithing, rope making, log squaring, lace making, quilting and wool processing. The museum’s large artifact storage area and new drive shed, showcasing a recently acquired threshing machine, will also be open. Family entertainment will be featured in the barn, including the music of Ty Baynton and the tunes of local favourites Bill Beattie and Friends. An antique and vintage tractor display will take place on the front lawn. Admission is $5 per person, or $12.50 per family.
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Senior LIFESTYLES Little known facts about the Canada Pension Plan
by Dan Allen For Canadians at or nearing retirement, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) remains a bit of a mystery. Here are some facts to shed light on CPP and some points to consider when planning retirement. Fact # 1 - The CPP death benefit consists of a lump sum of up to $2,500 and a survivor’s benefit. However, if the spouse is already receiving a retirement benefit, the maximum amount (survivor’s
pension early and continue to work must still contribute to CPP between the ages 60 and 65. Over time, these additional contributions will increase their annual pension benefit. Fact # 3 - To increase CPP pension, people can delay CPP pension up to age 70. By the end of the 2013, their pension will increase 0.7% per month for each month over age 65 they delay taking CPP. In the future, this could increase CPP pensions by as much as 42%. Fact # 4 - Those turning 60
benefit plus retirement benefit) cannot exceed the retirement benefit maximum. Fact # 2 - People can start collecting CPP pension as early as age 60 and there is no longer a requirement to stop working to receive CPP between 60 and 65. However, for those taking CPP before 65, the early retirement reduction is gradually increasing between now and 2016 when the total reduction will be 36% for someone starting CPP at age 60. Those who choose to take their CPP
and planning an early retirement will want to know which option is better. The first step is to obtain an Estimate Request for Canada Pension Plan, by visiting www.servicecanada. gc.ca or calling a local Service Canada office. Ask for two scenarios: starting CPP at 60 and 65. Once quotes are received, there are a number of personal considerations (ie. life expectancy, desire to continue working) before deciding when to start a CPP pension. People should review quotes with a financial advisor for an expert opinion. Dan Allen is a financial advisor specializing in retirement income planning with Heritage Group in Guelph.
Productive break - On Sept. 10 Heritage River Retirement Residence in Elora hosted an Alzheimer Coffee Break 50/50 draw. Joan Phillips, left, and Olivia MacPherson were among those who helped raise $622. Half of the total went to winner Sharon Craig from Nails at Home in Fergus and half was donated to the Alzheimer Society. submitted photo
Township offers new recreation programs ROCKWOOD - GuelphEramosa Township has announced that “Active 55+” programs for older adults are now open for registration. During the township’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, officials say they heard that older adults in the
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Local squad wins provincial slo-pitch title
The Master Batters, made up of players from Fergus, Elora, Arthur and Guelph, won the Men’s ‘E’ division at the SloPitch Nationals Provincial Championships held in Niagra Falls Sept. 6 to 8. The team went 10-1 in the tournament, beating The Howlers 21-13 in the championship game. Team members include Shannon Dowle, Steve Schwartzentruber, Luca Pelletier, Rory O’Kane, Tevin Sallans, Jamie Montin, J.R. Doucette, Matt Granger, Steve Renouf, Cyle Hatch, Nick Hutchison, T.A. Cook, Allan Larocque and Chris Hanna. submitted photo
Harriston youths help Outlaws win championship ORANGEVILLE - Joshua Langridge, Avery McIsaac and Tyler Quigley of Harriston recently concluded an undefeated season with the Orangeville Outlaws Bantam minor football team. On Aug. 4, the Outlaws defeated the Tottenham New Tecumseth squad at the Esther Shiner Stadium in Toronto to win the Ontario championship. The Outlaws finished the regular season 8-0 and won both playoff games. Overall, throughout the season the Outlaws out scored their opposition 462-53. Team officials say the Outlaws accomplished this feat through teamwork and dedication. The three Harriston players travelled the 140km round trip to Orangeville twice a
Undefeated season - Three Harriston youths, from left: Joshua Langridge, Tyler Quigley, and Avery McIsaac were part of a provincial championship football squad from Orangeville. submitted photo week for two hours of intense practices. McIsaac played on the starting offensive line while Langridge and Quigley both
played on the starting defensive squad. All three were chosen player of the game at different times during the regular season.
This was the first title captured by any team representing Orangeville in the Ontario Minor Football League. Another Harriston youth, Matthew Langridge, Joshua’s older brother, also enjoyed a good season of football as linebacker for the Orangeville Outlaws’ Junior Varsity squad. The team went 5-3 in the regular season but were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by a strong Hamilton team. The Outlaws play in the Ontario Minor Football League, which is comprised of 48 teams in seven divisions. The Outlaws’ division included: Tottenham New Tecumseth, Mississauga, Hamilton, Cambridge, Kitchener, Rexdale, Niagara Falls, Markham, Brampton, Toronto, Ajax and Essex.
Arthur Aces sock campaign honoured Hutchison by Sheila Bauman
ARTHUR - It all started with a sock ... a look ... a memory. When Jake Bauman and Riley McCabe, both members of the PeeWee Arthur Aces lacrosse team, suffered the loss of a mentor and friend this past February, something made them want to start to talk. What did they remember about Steven Hutchison? Everyone else they knew family members, friends, and sisters - were all talking about their memories. The thing that stood out for Jake and Riley was “the sock.” Hutchison, who took his life at his residence during his first year at Brock University, was someone the boys looked up to; someone who would tease them, someone who could
JAKE BAUMAN & RILEY McCABE make them laugh, but most of all he was an athlete - an athlete they loved to watch, specifically during Elora Mohawk Jr. B games. They loved his style of play
and enjoyed watching all the “locals” put on a show along with the other Mohawk boys. When Hutchison passed away, the boys talked about how in the past they saw him
sometimes wear “one high knee sock” when he played. They wanted to do something to honour Hutchison’s memory, and decided they would wear one high Acescoloured blue sock. Coaches made it clear that if this was going to happen, it would happen with unity, as a team; everyone working together to make others ask or notice. The boys all proudly wore their sock, proving they were ready to talk and share their story if anyone asked, all season long, making a difference one game at a time. They hope that by publicly talking about mental illness it will help stop the stigma that is attached it. They feel no one should ever feel like they can’t tell someone what is wrong or ask for the help they need.
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Highland Rugby - The all-girl Under 10 squad from the Fergus Highland Rugby Club competed against co-ed and boys’ teams at the Ontario Rugby Festival in Markham recently. From left: front, Eden Heslett, Stella Leary, Mirren Litchfield and Lois Bowley; centre, Maxina Aguto, Drue Costello, Ailsa Litchfield, Sierra Moeskops; back, Norm Litchfield and Rob Mercier. submitted photos
Rugby club competes in Markham MARKHAM - The Fergus Highland Rugby Club concluded a successful season with its youth mini program at the Ontario Rugby Festival held at Fletcher’s Fields in Markham on Sept. 7 and 8. Highland’s program has grown over the years to include teams in the Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 divisions. Representation included one Under 8 team, including players as young as four, one Under 10 Boys team, one Under 10 Girls team, and two Under 12 teams. The all Girls Under 10 team is the first to ever compete at that level in Ontario, facing co-ed and boys’ teams. Youth rugby in Ontario emphasizes fun and skill devel-
opment through the evolution from flag rugby to limited tackling for Under 12 players. While no scores were recorded, all teams played three games each, exhibiting the continuous, fluid ball movement and evasion techniques for which rugby is known. The coaches stated they were impressed with the development over the year as players learned to play and support each other as a team and prepared to move up to the next age level. The players will now take a break until the new season starts next April. More information about the program can be found at www.highlandrugby.com.
Teamwork - Sierra Moeskops carries the ball against the Aurora Barbarians, with support from her Highland teammates, from left: Stella Leary, Mirren Litchfield, Ailsa Litchfield and Eden Heslett.
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A Message From The County Of Wellington Police Services Board “At Fault” False Alarm Reduction Policy The Wellington County Police Services Board and Wellington County O.P.P. are working toward reducing the number of false alarms requiring police response, by continuing to monitor alarm locations and issuing fee invoices to the owners of premises having “at fault” false alarms. False alarms have a serious impact on police service resources. CONTACT: Kelly-Ann Wingate, Parking, Licensing and Alarm Coordinator T 519.837.2600 x 2510* E email@example.com
Ontario Public Library Week October is an exciting month for public libraries! We are celebrating Canadian Library month and Ontario Public Library week which takes place from October 20 – 26. This is a great time to recognize the important contributions public libraries make towards a community’s literacy, education and life-long learning. Wellington County Library will be celebrating with a number of exciting activities! Some highlights for the week include: • Evergreen Award voting • A visit from Canadian author Brad Smith • Performances by children’s musician Andrew Queen • A Paws for Literacy programme • An adult writing workshop • A teen song writing workshop with Lucas Rogerson • Special preschool programmes featuring life- sized book characters Clifford the Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton • Food for Fines will be returning this year • Book draws for all ages We are looking forward to celebrating the power of public libraries! For more information on these events, visit www.wellington.ca/Library.
Fall Electronics Collection Events Attention: County of Wellington Ratepayers Bring your electronics to any one of these County events! • September 28 Mapleton Municipal Office, 7275 Sideroad 16, Drayton • October 5 Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie Street, Rockwood • October 19 Liquidation World, 480 Smith Street, Arthur • Events run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm • No charge to drop off electronics • Food bank donations gratefully accepted – cash or non-perishable food items Visit www.wellington.ca/sws for a complete list of acceptable items. Electronics are also accepted at no charge at all County waste facilities year-round.
Wellington Terrace Volunteer Opportunities Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home is currently recruiting “One to One Visiting Volunteers” for residents within our Home. This very rewarding volunteer role provides the opportunity for a volunteer and resident to create an important and meaningful friendship. CONTACT: Mary Black Gallagher T519.846.5359 x 266 E firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to having you join our Volunteer Team!
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