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Guelph Optimist Club

Roast Beef Dinner

Friday, November 8th, Serving 5-7pm All You Can Eat

89 Beechwood Ave., Guelph Includes Pie, Cake, Tea or Coffee. Adults $15, Under 8 $5. Tickets at the door. 519-822-9581

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Arthur United Church Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors You are invited to attend our 121st Anniversary Worship Service Sunday November 3, 2013 10:30 am Special guests Rev. Micol Cottrell and The Royal City Ambassadors Lunch to follow. Everyone is Welcome!

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Public service announcements

Drug Problem? We have been there, we can help. More information at Local information at Meeting Information 1-888-811-3887, Golden Triangle Area Narcotics Anonymous.

Fri. Nov. 1

Power of Hope collects and packages new PJs (in all sizes) together with new, clean stuffed toys and other much needed items to give to parents and children in need at Christmas and throughout the year. To donate, contact Penny at to arrange pick-up. PJ sizes 6 to 16 for boys and girls much needed. *** Community euchre, 7:30pm. Puslinch community center. $5/ person. Lunch provided. 
50/50 draw $2. All welcome. For info. Call Neil Smith 519-837-3838. *** Holly Berry Bazaar at Knox United Church, Clifford. 5-8pm, Nov. 2, 10am-2pm, lunch served until 1pm. Adults $8. Children 4-12 $3.50, under 4 - free. Includes: gifts, decorations, crafts, home baking, pickles and preserves. Silent auction, crafts and baking areas will be open Friday night 5-8pm. *** Clifford Rotary 37th Annual Sauerkraut and Pork Supper to be held at the Clifford Hall from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Adults $14, Children (11 and under) $7. Tickets available from Clifford Rotarians and at the door.

Sat. Nov. 2

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Jam Sessions 2-5pm. Fergus Legion, Branch 275. Call the Legion for more info. 519-843-2345. Everyone Welcome. *** Roast Beef Dinner and Silent Auction, from 5 to 7pm at Burns Church, 155 Main Street, Erin. Adults $15, children under 12 $8, Family with children under 12, $35. *** Bazaar at Victoria Park Seniors Centre, Fergus. 10am to 2pm. Many craft and gift items, lucky draws, bake tables, attic treasures, Quilt raffle draw. Lunch available 11:30am to 1pm. Free admission. *** Grandpa’s Barbecue Roast Beef Dinner, 5 to 7pm, Fergus Legion. Adults $15, children 6-12 $7, 5 and under are free. For tickets call 519-843-2345. *** Century Church Theatre, 72 Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh. The ever-popular “Roots of Country”, featuring the Muir Family with their special guests, back for the 4th year, 8pm. Box Office 519855-4586. *** Show-Sell-Share your wares at St. Paul’s, Normanby, 9am to 3pm. Vendors - invited, call 519-364-6415 or email benry43@ Tea room – baking, garage sale, first corner south of Neustadt on Grey Road 10, then east to first corner. *** Sale of Christmas decorations, gifts and baking, from 9am to 1pm at Ballinafad United Church, 14369 Trafalgar Road, Ballinafad. Contact Diane Krout, 905-877-7722. *** Country Craft Bazaar, Palmerston Community Centre and Arena from 8am to 2pm. Buffet breakfast 8 to 10am. Hot lunches starting at 11:30am. Free admission. Crafts, baking, games, plants and Radar Gun Slap Shot Challenge from 11am to 12pm, and skating for a loonie from 12 to 1pm. Profit goes to the Listowel Christian School. *** Fall Fibres Annual Show and Sale, Wellington County Museum, Wellington County Road 18, 10am to 5pm. Parking and admission is free. For more information contact Anna Warren 519-827-5727. *** Something for Everyone - Consultants selling variety of goods, 8:30am to 12pm at the Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church, 600 Belsyde, Fergus. Bake table, free Kids Zone. etc. $1 entrance, kids free. *** St. Mary’s Parish - Annual Beef Dinner and draw, Elora Community Centre. Two sittings, 5pm or 7pm. Adults $12, children 4 to 10 $5, children 3 and under free. For tickets call Mary 846-9541 or Marybeth at 846-2273. *** Adult Senior Skating, Saturday evenings, 8 to 9:50pm. Exhibition Park Arena, Guelph. Cost $7 for members / $8 for non-members.

Trinity United Church’s 4th Annual

12 Days of Christmas Bazaar The best Bazaar around for Christmas Shopping 2, open 9am-2pm Saturday, November 9, 70 Mill St., Acton

Baked Goods, Gifts Baskets, Gingerbread, Hand Crafted Sewing, Homemade Jams & Jellies and Christmas Pudding. Enjoy Coffee Cake, Muffins & Tea Biscuits with Coffee & Tea in our Cafe while shopping!

Call 519-836-1015, for more information.

Sun. Nov. 3

Elora Legion Jamboree 1pm. First Sunday of each month. in the Maple Leaf Room, 1 to 5pm. Admission $5. Roast Beef Dinner served at 5pm for an additional $10. *** “The Salvation Sounds” at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Alma at 3pm. Everyone welcome, free-will offering encouraged. *** LUNAFEST travelling festival of short films by, for and about women, with proceeds to the Breast Cancer Fund, at The Guelph Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St., 1 to 4pm. $20, contact Nancy at 519-837-3731. *** CWL Christmas Tea, Norfolk St. Guelph, Noon to 3pm. Lunch in Tea Room $6. Crafts, Baking, Attic treasures, Plants and Purses, Jewelry, and Penny Table. All welcome. Contact Peggy Moore 519-763-0054. *** “Tapestry of Love,” musical tribute to honour 50th anniversary of the work of the United Church Women, 3pm at Moorefield United Church. Followed by a reception in the Church hall. Free will offering and all are welcome. *** 121st Anniversary Worship Service Celebration, Arthur United Church, 10:30am. Special guests: Rev. Micol Cottrell and the Royal City Ambassadors. Lunch to follow, everyone welcome.

Tues. Nov. 5

Guelph Historical Society presents, Evenings with History. Lectures begin 7:30pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk Street. Drop In Lecture, $5 donation. *** Pepper Cards Held every Tuesday at the Harriston Legion Branch, 296 at 1:30pm. Everyone welcome to come out and socialize.

Wed. Nov. 6

Belwood United Church Turkey Supper, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. Adults $15, 6-11yr $6, pre-school free with ticket. Contact Marie 519-843-3639. *** Palmerston and District Hospital Auxiliary “Lights For Life” Ceremony 7:30pm at the front of Palmerston Hospital. For more information contact Sharon Greenwood 519-343-3862. *** “Seeking to Live Faithfully in a Time of Religious Upheaval,” 7pm, Three Willows United Church. Special guest Rev. John Buttars. Tickets $15, may be purchased at door or in advance. Guests are invited to bring a non-perishable food donation.

Fri. Nov. 8

The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild is staging an original musical production Ebenezer, at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre. Show dates Nov. 8, 9,14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30pm, Nov.10 and 17 at 2pm. Tickets $20. Call 519-338-2778. *** 2013 Commencement at Wellington Heights Secondary School, 405 Sligo Rd. E, Mount Forest, 7:30pm. Followed by a reception. *** Progressive Euchre Card Party 7:30pm at St. Teresa of Avila Church Hall, Elmira. Doors open at 7pm. Admission $6, everyone welcome. Contact Carol Kieswetter for more info. 519-669-5392.

Sat. Nov. 9

Drayton Legion Jamboree 2-5pm. Second Saturday of each month. Call 519-323-1591 for info. *** Harvest Ham Supper - Puslinch Community Centre, 23 Brock Road S., Aberfoyle. Dinner 5pm and 7pm. Musical Entertainment 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Adults $15, Kids (5-12) $8, Under 5 free. For tickets contact 519-767-2462 or 519-763-1163. *** Moorefield United Church Christmas Bazaar 10am to 2pm. Maryborough Community Centre, Moorefield. A “Live Auction” of Quilts, special baked goods, etc., 10:30am. Noontime luncheon. Donations to the Foodbank accepted as admission. *** Louise Marshall Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar, Mount Forest United Church. Lunch $9/person, 11am to 1pm. Silent Auction, bake tables, country cupboard, draw tables. Call 519-509-1056. *** Harvest and Holly Bazaar and Lunch 10:30am to 1pm, Puslinch Community Centre, Wellington Cty. Rd. 46, lots of free parking. Bring a friend, have lunch, and start your Christmas shopping. For more information call Lois Howlett 519-822-8610. *** Christmas Bazaar 10am to 2pm at Palmerston Community Centre. For more information contact Sharon Greenwood 519-343-3862. *** Charity concert by the Kenyan Boys Choir. An evening of traditional Kenyan folk songs and international pop tunes. 7:30pm, tickets $15/$10. Advance tickets at Shopper’s Drug Mart & Uptown Video, Mount Forest or 519-323-1780. *** Arthur Legion Remembrance Day Dinner and Dance 7pm. Tickets call Linda 519-848-2622 or available at Arthur Legion, $12. *** Bazaar at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2 Water St. Grand Valley, 9am to 1pm. Lunch, Silent Auction, Vendors, etc. Free. *** Alma Optimist Country Dance, Alma Community Centre $12.50. Dance to “Bill Beattie Band” 8pm to 12am.

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Kate Rowley: Big city gal lays down rural roots by Kris Svela MOUNT FOREST - Kate Rowley has always had a passion for volunteering. But it’s her passion for doing work in a variety of volunteer capacities, and in particular working with the town’s heritage society and museum and archives, that has made her stand out - somewhat reluctantly. The self described “city girl” moved to the area about 13 years ago when her husband, Dr. Chris Rowley, established his practice here. At their home outside of town the couple is raising their three children, Michael, 17, Tess, 15, and Peter, 13. “I have the greatest respect for her especially with a household of teenagers. “She is in here almost every day,” society member and museum volunteer Pauline Brown said of Rowley. “She’s a real people person, a real organizer.” Brown first met Rowley when Rowley attended a Mount Forest Heritage Society meeting to speak on behalf of the late Jean Weber, a community activist who spearheaded the efforts to secure the town’s historic post office building on Main Street as the home of the museum and archives. At the time Weber, known

as a tenacious supporter of the town’s history and efforts to preserve and grow it at the archives and museum, was ill and Rowley was asked to speak for her at a society meeting. “She had a speech for Jean when Jean wasn’t feeling too well,” Brown recalled of their first encounter. Since then a friendship has grown between the two, as is the case with most who meet and have worked with Rowley, a former history teacher. Rowley’s first encounter with volunteering happened when she was 17 and a Grade 12 student at a high school in Toronto. “We had a program at the school where we visited seniors’ homes,” she recalled. “We were paired up with seniors and we’d read and talk.” The experience captured her interest and while attending teacher’s college she was made aware of the work done by Frontier College in Toronto, a volunteer literacy group teaching people who lack reading and writing skills. “My most meaningful volunteering was with Frontier College,” Rowley said of her experience to that point in her life. “I was teaching adults to

Old apparel - Reenie Ferrier, right, a volunteer at the Mount Forest Museum and Archives, gets some help from Kate Rowley on an historic health care exhibit. photo by Kris Svela

Award night - Kate Rowley received Citizen of the Year honours in May and was joined at the Mount Forest Chamber of Commerce-sponsored ceremony by Wellington North councillor Dan Yake, the township’s liaison member with the heritage society, Mayor Ray Tout and event master of ceremonies Debbie Hunter. Cover photo: Rowley has been recognized for her volunteer work with the Mount Forest Heritage Society and the Mount Forest Museum and Archives. photos by Kris Svela

read and write.” At the college she received instruction on how to assist and work with people lacking literacy skills. One of her students was an immigrant from the Caribbean who had young children and was concerned she would not be able to teach them to read and write English. Rowley said the woman was motivated and “walked in the front door” of Frontier College looking for help. “She and I met for a year, one evening a week, and she got to the point where she could read and write to her kids,” said Rowley. She worked with another student, a Canadian man she calls Edward, for about five years. His lack of reading and writing skills had been ignored throughout school, something Rowley knew from experience as a teacher. “They got moved along and pushed aside,” she said of students who lacked the skills needed in real life that were not addressed in the school system. Because of his lack of reading and writing skills, Edward was referred to the college through a community living program. “He had learning issues and special needs.” During their sessions, they would go over reading and writing skills, but they also went out to galleries, and even a hockey game, where the same skills could be learned in reallife settings. Eventually the skills acquired were enough for Edward to move on. At the same time, Rowley had met and married her husband, who was attending medical school in Ottawa. The medical studies meant they were apart for extended periods.

Now is the

By coincidence, when her husband graduated and was looking to establish a practice, they drove through Mount Forest on their way to the family cottage in Southampton. “We’re both big city people and we had no affiliation with Grey or Wellington (counties),” she said of a trip that, by chance, changed their lives. “He said, ‘This is the kind of place I could be a doctor.’ I remember thinking, ‘I would never live here,’” Rowley said of her first impression. “We drove up, looked

ing here I was cornered by Jean Weber at the deli and she said ‘you’re the new doctor’s wife,’” Rowley said with a smile, thinking about how persuasive Weber could be in her own way. “I hear you are a history teacher,” Rowley recalled Weber saying. Weber then went on to tell Rowley the heritage society was meeting the next Thursday at 6:59pm, “and I have been here since,” said Rowley. It was an opportunity to volunteer for heritage preserva-

“There’s nothing better than a good volunteering gig.” - Wellington North volunteer Kate Rowley. around, stuck our noses in different places,” she said of the trip that convinced her the community would be well-suited to her family. With the move made and Rowley electing not to go back to teaching, she decided to volunteer her time at the public school her children attended, something she continues with today. She sat on the board of the local Kids ‘R’ Us group, a preschool adjacent to the public school outside Mount Forest, and eventually got involved with efforts to save the library at the school, which was slated for closure. The efforts paid off - the library was saved and still operates today. It was a chance encounter with Jean Weber that got Rowley involved with the heritage society and eventually the museum and archives. “Two years after com-

tion work, something she held dear. “At the time, I was thinking it has nothing to do with my family and I had always talked about heritage but done nothing, so I went to the first meeting,” Rowley said. The society was in its early stages of trying to get itself incorporated and secure in the building it now calls home. That was achieved after Weber persuaded Wellington North council to allow the museum and archives to establish itself there. Rowley was eventually named treasurer, a position she says she detested, and worked on securing a $64,000 Trillium Ontario grant to make the historic building accessible and to fix the roof and restore the exterior. She would eventually become president for a twoyear stint and keeps up her

work at the museum. Marlene Markle has come to know Rowley personally and professionally. A member of the society and museum and archives where she volunteers as an exhibit curator, Markle said both she and Rowley were persuaded by Weber to join the society as directors. “We both came on in 2003,” Markle recalled. “That was the result of Jean Weber, webbing us in.” They share a passion for local history. “Kate is very open, friendly, good humoured and willing to listen to everybody’s ideas and accept them or modify them,” Markle said. “We’re just really enthusiastic about things.” Earlier this year her work was acknowledged by the community when she was named Citizen of the Year, and by Wellington County, which selected her for a Wellington Volunteer Appreciation Award. She attributes the society’s success - in preserving and promoting the community’s history - to some 40 volunteers at the museum and archives. “I’m most excited about taking this back north to Mount Forest and sharing it with the 40 volunteers,” she said after receiving the county award. “Jean Weber is loving this. The Mount Forest Museum and Archives has become a second home for me,” she said after receiving the Citizen of the Year award. “When you adopt a new home you never know if it will adopt you. We have arrived,” Rowley added at the same ceremony in reference to what the award meant to her and her family. “There’s nothing better than a good volunteering gig,” she said.

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ENTERTAINMENT Theatre guild to stage original musical Ebenezer starting Nov. 8 HARRISTON - Music, comedy and drama - the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s (GWTG) upcoming production of the seasonal musical Ebenezer contains everything an audience looks for in a show. In November, the guild will stage the world premiere of Ebenezer, an original musical featuring lyrics and music written by Mount Forest area songwriter/performer Lindsay Thomas Morgan and directed by GWTG veteran Patrick C. Smith, of Harriston.

Ebenezer is based on the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, but Smith says audiences will find plenty that is new about the show. “It’s done in a comical way to a large extent. It’s not A Christmas Carol. What I love about it is the fact that everybody sings and it’s done with a comical flair. I think the audience will really enjoy it from that point of view,� said Smith, adding the play turns serious in a couple of places, “but not terribly serious. “I think it’s really a great

family show.� The full-scale musical extravaganza features a cast of about 30, many of whom play multiple roles. Cast and crew have been drawn from throughout the region including performers from the Harriston, Mount Forest, Palmerston, Drayton and Listowel areas. Ebenezer represents the first foray into original musical theatre for Morgan, who put together the musical arrangements for the GWTG’s first production of another Dickens’ classic, Oliver!.

Born in Wales, Morgan moved to Canada in his youth and has been performing across the country since the ‘70s. He has recorded a number of CDs, including tracks which have hit the top 40 on Canadian country charts. In 1985 he produced the first single for a young Canadian singer named Alanis Morissette. Smith, a Harriston resident who founded the GWTG in 1974, plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the production, which also stars Dan Bieman of Harriston as Bob Cratchit, Wilma Mol of Palmerston as Mrs. Cratchit, and Christine Wick, of Listowel, Warren Wray of Atwood and Ken Babey of Mount Forest, as the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. Smith feels the production, which features musical direction by Ethel Forbes and choreography by Becky Litt, has all the makings of a hit along the scale of past GWTG musicals Oliver! and My Fair Lady. “I think the cast is coming up to speed, we’ve got some good choreographic numbers that our choreographer has put in. I think our musical director has done an incredible job of getting the cast into shape,�

Christmas musical - Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Patrick C. Smith, centre, is visited by the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future (from left: Christine Wick, Ken Babey and Raechel Weed) in the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild production of the seasonal musical Ebenezer. submitted photo Smith states. Ebenezer is slated for a 10-show run at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre on Nov. 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30pm and Nov. 10

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ENTERTAINMENT Vision Theatre Productions bringing M*A*S*H to Fergus Grand Theatre atre, audiences will be taken back in time to 1950s Korea. The nurses tent, operating room, mess tent and of course â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Swampâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; have all been recreated to capture the essence of the M*A*S*H audiences will remember. MASH units played a crucial part in reducing the number of casualties during the conflict, offering immediate aid to wounded soldiers that was unavailable in previous wars. Statistics at the time showed that soldiers who reached a MASH unit had a 97 per cent chance of survival following treatment.

FERGUS - Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been 60 years since the end of the Korean War and local theatre company Vision Theatre Productions is commemorating the anniversary with a stage production of M*A*S*H in support of the Groves Hospital Foundation. Based on the 1970 movie, mixed with the comedic genius of the 1972 to 1983 television series, M*A*S*H captures life at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War, which is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the forgotten warâ&#x20AC;? by some, as it is often overshadowed by the remembrance of the First and Second World Wars. Canada, however, played a significant role during the conflict, with 512 volunteer soldiers losing their lives. Following the end of hostilities in 1953, Canadian soldiers remained in Korea for three years to assist with rebuilding and reestablishing peace. The play takes a satirical and serious look at life inside a MASH unit. All the favourite characters from the original series are featured in the stage production, including Hawkeye, Duke, Trapper, Frank Burns and Margaret â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hot Lipsâ&#x20AC;? Houlihan. Also making an appearance will be several local doctors from Groves Memorial Community Hospital, who will have special walk-on roles during each performance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to get the community involved in this production,â&#x20AC;? said Vision Theatre Productions executive producer Fred Morris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to honour the memories of those that served in a way that allowed everyone in the community to be a part of the giving.â&#x20AC;? As the curtain opens on the stage of the Fergus Grand The-

Countless hours of work and research went into creating the set and finding props. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really wanted the audience to feel like they were in a MASH unit,â&#x20AC;? said Denise Gismondi who is returning as director for Vision Theatre Productions. Every little detail has been recreated - from the still Hawkeye and Trapper used to brew their own alcohol to the radio equipment used for alerting doctors and nurses of incoming wounded. The cast of more than 30 has been working since the summer on their roles to give audiences

a fun and heart-warming theatre experience. Officials say there is now a family atmosphere on the set. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have had to work together much like the nurses and doctors would have had to in a real MASH unit. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real team effort from start to finish,â&#x20AC;? said Gismondi. In addition to working with Groves hospital, Vision Theatre Productions has also partnered with the Fergus Legion to put on a dinner before the Saturday evening performance. Audiences will have a chance to enjoy a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings


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Syncopation at arts centre - The Harris Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Collective opened a new show at the Elora Centre for the Arts recently. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Syncopationâ&#x20AC;? features the works of (from left) painter Willow Hobson, printmaker Clive Lewis and painter Judy French, as well as jeweller Patrice Baker and encaustic artist Lucy-Ladham Dyment. The show runs until Nov. 12 in the Harris Room at the arts centre. Later in November, the collectiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas show and sale takes over the room, featuring works from all 30 artists in the group. The Harris Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Collective is a group of local artists from Centre Wellington and beyond working in a variety of different media, who show regularly at the Elora Centre for the Arts. For information visit submitted photo

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, seek the advice of a mentor or confidante when a puzzling situation presents itself this week. Another personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective might be all you need to solve this problem. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, getting the job done just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough. You always need to get it done to the best of your ability and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why others find you so reliable. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, focus your energy on work this week, as a possible promotion is looming over the horizon. Give work your best efforts, and you will soon be glad you did. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, sometimes the key to success is to know when to step back and recharge. This week, spend some time resting and relaxing, and you will have the energy needed to go forward. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you may be looking for something new to occupy your time. Try learning a new sport or language. It will keep your brain sharp and pass the time in a productive way. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, this week is a great time to stop procrastinating and to get back on track. Figure out a time when you have the most energy, and dive right into the task at hand. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, get behind a cause that will benefit your community. You have been interested in giving back to others, and this week

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presents a great opportunity to do just that. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you love to socialize with friends and family, but lately time has been hard to come by. Plan a get-together with friends and family. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you can handle difficult situations with ease and your loved ones know it. When such a situation presents itself this week, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to take charge. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, others trust what you have to say and want to follow along with your guidance. Cherish this trust and think carefully before making decisions that affect your loved ones. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, sort out an ongoing issue that has been compromising your focus at work. Once you clear your mind, you can once again focus on your career. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may find yourself spending more time with your social circle than your family in the next few days.

PAGE SIX Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, November 1, 2013

Rural Life OMAF and MRA Report

Agricultural Information Contact Centre | 1-877-424-1300 | 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: ATTENTION DAIRY SHEEP PRODUCERS 19TH DAIRY SHEEP SYMPOSIUM The 19th Dairy Sheep Symposium is being held at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Road, Cambridge Nov. 7 to 9. Two days of lectures covering various topics and one day of touring a Nutrition Plant and two farms. Keynote Speaker will be John Ryrie from Dorset, England will be speaking about his 1,000 head flock of dairy sheep. Attendance at this event is a must if you are interested in exploring the world of sheep dairying. To register please call the OSMA office at 519-836-0043 or email Please check the website at: for more detailed information. COMMON BUCKTHORN by John C. Benham, Weed Inspector The frosts have taken care of most of the noxious weeds except one – Buckthorn. As you drive the roads and check the fence bottoms you will notice plants still with dark green leaves and some with black berries. These are buckthorns. Those with the berries are the female plants and those with no berries are the male plants. In recent years this plant has greatly increased in numbers and can become a serious threat to hardwood forests. Since it is a prolific seed producer and is relished by birds that distribute the seeds, the buckthorn will grow in thick stands that shade out new seed-

lings in the bush. This is a threat to the future of the bush, if there is no new regeneration. For identification, besides the dark green leaves with three to four pairs of veins that curve upward toward the leaf tip, the inner bark is yellow. Also the twigs have a sharp spine instead of a terminal bud. These plants are on the Noxious Weed List and so must be controlled. Mechanical removal of small plants can be effective, if the complete root is removed. Herbicide sprays can be effective. Painting cut stumps with a strong solution of herbicide has proven to be effective. For more information, call John at 519-846-3394. OMAF AND MRA RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR FARMERS EXPLORING POTENTIAL OF DEVELOPING LOCAL FOOD MARKETS FOR PRODUCE ADDING VALUE WITH NEW PRODUCTS OR SERVICES Take what you already produce on your farm and create a new product or service to add to your business’s bottom line. Learn from successful farmers who did it and complete Exploring Value Added Opportunities training that will guide you through the process, includes videos. Selling Food to Ontario Farmers and commercial buyers share buyer expectations and tips for establishing and maintaining successful buyer/seller relationships. The Selling Food to Ontario video series is ideal for farmers and small scale processors who wish to sell through these various market channels (restaurants, institutions, grocery retailers and processors) sellingfood/index.html; Selling Directly to Consumers These Excel-based margin calculators allow producers to compare and calculate their margins for selling directly to consumers.

Black lauded for outstanding leadership GUELPH - Rob Black, CEO of the Rural Ontario Institute and AALP program director, was recognized by his peers as this year’s “Outstanding Leadership Program Director” at a conference in New Orleans last week. The International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leaders (IAPAL) named Black as this year’s winner stating, “His global camaraderie, loyalty, zest for shared expertise and quantum sense of humor embody this servant leader.” Black became AALP program director in 2006 and has been instrumental in creating stronger links between the agriculture industry and program participants and transforming two organizations (the Ontario Rural Council and the Centre for Rural Leadership) into what is now the Rural Ontario Institute. IAPAL represents over 35 agricultural leadership programs around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Australia and Scotland. Last year’s recipient was Hannah Carter from the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida.

Arthur Agricultural Society

r Annual Roast Beef Dinne presents

Musical Entertainment by Two of a Kind - 50’s & 60’s music Saturday November 16

Arthur & Area Community Centre | Social 6:00pm Dinner 7:00pm Tickets $24 - Group of 8 or more $20

519-848-6520 or 519-323-2811


Monday, November 4 Tuesday, November 12 Monday, December 2

ELORA - Visitors can sample made-on-the-spot chili, locally-pressed hot apple cider and home baked cupcakes as the Elora Farmers’ Market opens its winter market on Nov. 2 in the paddock building at Grand River Raceway.


No appointment needed. Time Address 1 – 4 p.m. 4 – 8 p.m. 4 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5 2 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 25 2 – 8 p.m.

Clifford Medical Centre, 7 Brown St. N.

Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Gord Brown Hall, 550 Belsyde Ave. E. Public Health Office, 474 Wellington Rd. 18

ROCKWOOD Thursday, November 7

2 – 8 p.m.

Rockwood Library, 85 Christie St.

2 – 8 p.m.

Arthur Area Curling Club, 160 Domville St.

2 – 8 p.m.

Erin Centre 2000, 14 Boland Dr.

2 – 8 p.m.

Public Health Office, 311 Foster St..

ARTHUR Wednesday, November 12

ERIN Thursday, November 14

MOUNT FOREST Tuesday, November 19

Alma resident recognized by farm writers ALMA - Alma Photographer Sharon Grose was one of the winners at the 2013 Canadian Farm Writers Conference. Grose, whose photos capture moments in farm life, earned silver in the Feature Photographs category and bronze for News Photograph at this year’s ceremony. Top agricultural photographers, journalists, and communicators were honoured at the 2013 Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation (CFWF) Awards Banquet, held in Agassiz, BC. Gold, silver and bronze awards were presented in 14

categories, with a total of 43 awards given out at the banquet, held at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. The banquet concluded the three-day Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation conference, which included various Agrifood tours and professional development sessions. Winners were chosen by 26 judges from across Canada and the United States. Judges included journalists, professors, farmers and communicators from a mix of agricultural and non-agricultural backgrounds.


Farmers’ market opens for fourth winter season

Flu Shot Clinics in Wellington County Date Clifford

They include: • The Performance Analysis by Marketing Channel spreadsheet allows you to calculate or compare margins across six distinct market channels including: a. Roadside stand b. On-farm market c. Pick your own/U-pick d. Farmers’ market e. Community Supported Agriculture f. Online store/delivery service • The On-Farm Processing Recipe Based Costing Tool allows you to analyze the impact of changes in recipe, ingredient costs or packaging size on product margin. • The Cost of Meat Processing Tool will allow users to calculate the cost of meat processing per meat product by summarizing the costs of animal transport, slaughter, further processing into cuts, and transport cost for meat pickup. The calculators are available at: english/busdev/directfarmmkt/index.html. COMING EVENTS Nov. 1 to 10 - Royal Winter Fair, Toronto. For more information visit: Nov. 12 - Sheep Seminar – Ewe got a Plan B – Elma Memorial Community Centre, Atwood from 8:45am - 4pm. For further information call 1-877-424-1300 or email ca. Nov. 28 - Forage Focus 2013, Shakespeare Optimist Hall, Shakespeare, ON – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Keynote speaker: Dr. Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin-Madison. To register please call: 1-877-892-8663 or 519-986-1484. Registration deadline: Nov. 25.

For more information and other clinic locations: Call 1-800-265-7293 Visit

On hand for the opening will be Eberhardt the Pig, a large puppet created by local artists Annerose and Jonathan Schmidt, the creative minds behind Puppets Elora; as well as the Victoria Park Seniors Centre’s Ukelele band and choir, and a bagpiper to lead people around the market. Many of the market’s summer vendors return for the winter season, providing a variety of root, cold-weather and green house vegetables, apples and mushrooms, and preserves and pickles made from local produce, as well as baking, breakfast choices and coffee. “If you love local food, this is the place to be,” says marketing committee member Barb Lee, one of the market’s founders. “You’ll find everything you need in a convenient location that’s warm and dry inside, and has plenty of free parking.” Started in 2005, the Elora Farmers’ Market began in a

Eberhardt the Pig - A puppet created by Annerose and Jonathan Schmidt of Puppets Elora will be one of the attractions at the Elora Farmers’ Market as it opens for the winter season on Nov. 2 in the paddock building at Grand River Raceway. submitted photo small space beside what was then the Elora General Store, before outgrowing the side yard and moving to nearby Bissell Park, where it continues to add vendors and expand in the summer. A winter season was added in 2010, and it’s moving closer to being a year-round market,


397 Woodlawn Rd., W. Guelph 519-824-4925

with the winter season extended this year until May. On opening day visitors will be able to watch Elora’s Peter Sloggard make chili from market ingredients and then sample the results - as well as sample hot apple cider from vendor Mervin Martin’s apple trees, and homemade mini-cupcakes from Ruth Shoemaker of Cumnock Foods near Alma. Other special events, demonstrations and activities will be held throughout the season. The market runs from 9am to 1pm every Saturday from Nov. 2 to May 3, at the Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington Road 21, just west of Wellington Road 7. For more information on the Elora Farmers’ Market, visit or email


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Minto speed skater training in Calgary

Soccer - The Upper Grand District School Board held its annual county soccer tournament at Elora Public School on Oct. 22. The tournament consisted of junior boy and girl students, grades 4 to 6, from eight schools throughout Wellington County. photo by Sarah Grandy

CALGARY - While most 16-year-olds are still asleep at 6am, Minto speed skater Paisley Perrie is up preparing for another busy day of training at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. Perrie hits the ice six days a week in a quest to represent Canada at the Olympics one day. However, training up to six hours a day is far from boring, as the group heads out on cycling tours on the road or at the local velodrome. Other activities have included weight training, yoga and a power hike up to the 1,300-metre summit of Mount Lady MacDonald in the Rockies. Currently the Grade 12 student is taking this semester online through Norwell District Secondary School. With skating and school it’s quite hectic, but Perrie still has time to earn some money at the local organic supermarket, working 24 to 30 hours a week. “It gets my mind off skating and helps pay the bills,” she said. “There’s still time for socializing and relaxing. Having Thanksgiving with a small group of Ontario skaters

In training - Olympic hopeful Paisley Perrie, of Minto, trains at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. submitted photo including Christine Nesbit was very special and made it feel better when I thought of my family and friends back home in Ontario.” In the first long track competition at the oval, Perrie had a promising start to the season, finishing 7th in the 500m and 1,000m events and 10th in the 1,500m. Perrie was optimistic knowing that she is already faster

than where she was at her peak last season. Her goal is to finish in the top four at the National Qualifier in late January in Saskatoon. This would earn her a spot on the Canada’s Junior World team, which will compete in Norway at the World Championships in March. Her next major competition will be the Can Am Championships in late November.

Midget Marlins - Players and coaches of the Palmerston Marlins Midget 96’s, 2013 Canadian U18 Tier II Women’s Fastball Champions were recognized by the Town of Minto on Oct. 15. photo by Patrick Raftis

Skaters take game by storm - Eleven skaters from the Fergus Skating Club entertained the crowd with jumps, spins, spirals, spread eagles and fancy footwork at the Guelph Storm OHL game on Oct. 20. Front row from left are: Noelle Starling, Annette deGroot, April Guthrie, Ella Ogilvie, Riley Hobson, Katie Mulligan, Janet Weinstein, Rachel Brown, and coach Sue Hosking. Back: Marie deGroot, Lorene Dyer and Leanne Morrison. To see the Fergus Skating Club in action, watch for notices regarding performance nights. For information visit submitted photo

Fusion AA Tyke team starts season against Oakville Cross country run - The top six finishers among Grade 2 boys in the area elementary school cross country meet on Oct. 15 in Fergus were, from left in order of finish: Fraser Clark, Elora Public School; Matthew Muir, John Black PS; Eddie McDonald, Salem PS; Ryan McDougall, John Black PS; J.D. Shamaoun, Salem PS; and Riley Dushensn, Elora PS. submitted photo

Cadillac Visit for more cross country results.

ELORA - The Centre Wellington Fusion Tyke AA team started its regular season recently, playing the Oakville Rangers twice. On Oct. 19 the team travelled to Oakville. Early in the

first Brinley Wilson scored, assisted by Denver Feltham. A goal scored by Eddie McDonald brought the score to two, but the Rangers were able to sneak in four for the win. On Oct. 20, Oakville vis-

ited Elora. Fraser Clark and Keira Healey both scored unassisted goals, but five goals were scored against the Fusion. Zachary Dickinson and Jacob Kurt split the goaltending duties both days.

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November Committee Meeting Dates

November 12

9:00 am 10:30 am

Roads Solid Waste Services

Administration Centre, Keith Room Administration Centre, Keith Room

November 13

9:00 am 1:00 pm 4:30 pm

Police Services Social Services Information, Heritage and Seniors

Administration Centre, Guthrie Room Administration Centre, Guthrie Room Board Room, Wellington Terrace

November 14

9:00 am

Land Division and Planning

Administration Centre, Keith Room

November 19

10:00 am 1:00 pm

Economic Development Administration, Finance and Personnel

Governors Residence, Boardroom, Lower Level Administration Centre, Guthrie Room

November 21

10:00 am

County Council

Administration Centre, Council Chambers


Customer Safety tips – Fireplace Ashes Remembrance Day Reads

Safe Handling • Fireplace ashes are accepted at all six of the County Waste Facilities.

The library has a variety of material available for all ages to explore the history of wars Canadian soldiers have fought in. Please check at your local branch for availability:

• To ensure all ashes/coals are indeed “cold” please allow them to sit for a two-week period before bringing them to a County Waste Facility.

Where poppies grow by Linda Granfield (Junior non-fiction book)

Remembrance Day by Molly Aloian (Junior non-fiction book)

• Please advise the site attendant that you are bringing “cold” ashes to the site upon arrival at the facility scale house.

Fire in the sky: World War I by David Ward (Junior fiction book)

• Please follow the site attendant’s instructions.

A poppy is to remember by Heather Patterson (Junior non-fiction book)

The Great War handbook by Geoff Bridger (Adobe EPUB/PDF eBook)




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Safe Triumph at Kapyong: Canada’s pivotal battle inHandling Korea by Dan Bjarnason (Adult non-fiction book) • Fireplace ashes are accepted at all six of the County Waste Facilities.

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Korea: Canada’s forgotten war by John Melady (Adult non-fiction book) Ashes Customer Safety tips – Fireplace

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Inside World War II (DVD)


Even slightly warm ashes can be the cause of a fire. Handle ashes with care.

RV • To ensure all ashes/coals are indeed “cold” please allow them to sit for a two-week period before bringing March forth: the inspiring true story of a Canadian soldier’s journey of them to a County Waste Facility. • Please advise the site attendant that your are bringing “cold” ashes to the site upon arrival at the facility love, hope and survival by Trevor Greene (Adult non-fiction book) •

scale house. Please follow the site attendant’s instructions.

Look for our Remembrance Day displays in the Library including books, handouts and educational material for all ages. Even slightly warm ashes can be the cause of a fire. Handle ashes with care. For more information on Remembrance Day in Canada, visit

Flu Shot Clinics In Canada, flu season occurs in the late fall and winter months. The flu is a respiratory illness that spreads rapidly from person to person. Most people recover from the flu in about a week, but some people – including infants, children, adults, and the elderly with chronic health conditions are at greater risk of serious complications . For a list of local flu clinics in Wellington County, visit or call 519.846.2715.


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