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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS: Hospice Wellington Support Group Programs are set to begin in September and October. Programs offered in Caregiver and Grief Support. Please call Erin at 519-836-3921 for dates and info. *** Volunteers wanted for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure on Oct. 4 at St. George’s Square, Guelph. Contact for info. *** Access Recognition Awards Guelph Barrier Free Committees is seeking nominations for the Access Recognition Awards 2009. If you or someone you know have contributed to breaking down barriers for persons with a disability, please contact Leanne Warren at 519-822-1260, ext 2670. Deadline is Monday, October 19, 2009. ***

OCTOBER 1 Women’s Car Care Clinic at JMH Auto Sales & Services Inc. 15 Malcolm Rd. Guelph 7pm. Contact: Joe Hasson 519-836-2479. *** Belwood Lions Country Jamboree at Belwood Hall at 7:30pm. Come play, come sing, come dance or just listen. For info. phone 519-843-4387. *** Turkey Supper- Speedside United Church, Adults $13, 6 yrs to 12 yrs $6.50, preschool- free. 4:45pm- 519-843-2351; 6pm- 519822-1731; 7pm- 519-836-1213; Take out- 519-821-0018. ***

OCTOBER 2 Day trip to the Royal Ontario Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. $60 (includes transportation, admission and lunch). Contact Sherri Plourde 519-833-0087 to reserve your seat. *** Optimist Club of Puslinch, Community Euchre. 7:30pm. At the Puslinch Community Centre. $3 per person. Refreshments provided. 50/50 draw. All Welcome. *** The Canadian Tenors: Because We Believe Benefit Concert River Run Centre. Join us! *** Moorefield United Church Pork Dinner. Seating from 5-7pm at Maryborough Community Centre in Moorefield. Tickets at the door. Adults $12, children 5-11 $5, preschoolers free. *** St. Mary’s CWL of Drayton Euchre at Martin’s Parish Hall. Spring St. Drayton. Doors open at 7pm. $5. Lunch provided. *** October 2- Healing & Evangelistic Service. Everyone welcome. 7- 9pm. Paisley Memorial Church, 40 Margaret St. Guelph. For more information please call Pastor Mike Stanley 519-240-1492. ***



New crafters and products. Something for everyone. Sponsored by Belwood W.I. Contact Carol 519-843-2990 or Ev 519-843-4319 for more info

Sunday October 4, 2009 Games start at 1pm - Doors open at 11am share the wealth package $15 - main program package $25 (both packages are required - extra strips available)

“proceeds to local community projects� Held at Grand River Raceway 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora Held under lottery license #M580239 FERGUS ELORA ROTARY FOUNDATION Staffed by: Centre Wellington Rotary Club and Fergus Elora Rotary Club

Trillium Waldorf School Early Childhood Programs Open House. 10am-noon. Explore our distinctly different kindergartens and Parent/Child Program room. 540 Victoria Rd N., Guelph Call 529821-5140 for more info. *** A Fall self guided Tour of Homes and Farms in Eramosa Township, 9am - 4pm. Hosted by Barrie Hill United Church. $15/person. Lunch available. For tickets call Sandra 519-8433778. *** Maryhill CWL and K of C Chicken Dinner. Maryhill Heritage Community Centre. 5:30 and 7:30pm. Adults $14, children 11 and under $7, preschool free. Call Bob 519-836-8271 for tickets. *** Refreshed Renewed Revived! A contemporary praise & worship night at St Andrew's Church, 325 St George Street W, Fergus 7 9 pm. Free admission, special offering will be received to help our community foodbank! Info. Caroline 519-787-1301. *** Sunrise "Little Breeches" Club. Fun, safe introduction to horses for children aged 4-7 with or without special needs. Runs Saturdays Oct 3 - Nov 7 (except Thanksgiving), 9:30-11:30 or 12:30-2:30. Call 519-837-0558 x21. *** The Grand Valley Historical Society Bus Trip to Dufferin County Museum & Archives. A stop in Hockley Village is included on the return trip along scenic Hockley Road. Tickets are $20 for society members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Call 519-928-3332 for more info. *** Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral Free Public Workshop “OUR FOOD! Community Supported Agriculture� 10am – 12 noon. Eden Mills Community Hall. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre – Active Living & Retirement Show 10am-2pm. Free admission, seminars, refreshments, exhibitor booths. Stay for lunch! All are welcome! Call 787-1814 to register or for more information. Stop by the Centre and see what events we have to offer for the month of October! *** The Maples Fall Festival 9am - 4pm. Fun activities for the whole

family including pumpkin decorating, face painting, carnival games, petting zoo, hay wagon rides, crafters, barbeque, silent auction, and paintball games. The Maples School, located 5 minutes West of Orangeville on NE corner of Hwy 9 and 2nd Line Amaranth. (519) 942-3310. *** The final Household Hazardous Waste day in 2009 will be held at Riverstown Waste Facility, 7254 Sideroad 5 W., Kenilworth, from 9am - 3pm. This service is for residents in Centre Wellington, Erin, Guelph/Eramosa, Mapleton, Minto, Puslinch and Wellington North only. There is no charge. Only household materials defined as HHW will be accepted. For more info. call at 519-837-2601. *** The Walk for Cancer Care. 8am-4pm Mount Forest Complex Walking track. Get your team of 6 or more involved. Call Ruth Penwarden at 519-323-3980 for more information. *** Until October 31- Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre, 6142 Wellington Rd 29, RR4 Fergus, Fall exhibition “Artistic Vision�. Open daily from 10am-5pm. No admission. Ample free parking. For directions/details call the Gallery at 519-843 6303. ***

OCTOBER 4 Harvest Home Festival at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, Tractor show, threshing bee, demonstrations, entertainment and refreshments. Admission, $2/person. 12 noon - 4pm. Please call 519-846-0916. *** St. Francis’ Day – Blessing of the Animals 2pm at St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church, 537 Main Street, Glen Williams. All Animals Welcome. A collection will be taken for the Upper Credit Humane Society. *** Roast Beef Dinner at the Palmerston Presbyterian Church. 4:306:00pm Adults $12, Child 5-12yrs $5, Under 5yrs Free. Call Helen at 519-343-3805 or Bernice at 519-343-3428. ***

OCTOBER 5 Monticello United Church roast beef dinner, 4:30-7pm. Adults $12.50, children $5, preschoolers- free. Tickets at the door. *** In-home care and long term placement information sessions. 56:30pm. Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph. Fully Accessible. To register, please telephone Patti Hirsch, Waterloo Wellington CCAC, 519-883-5500 Ext. 5190. *** Puslinch Historical Society tour to SS#7 Nassagaweya for presentation on its award winning restoration. 6:45pm. Space limited. Call Betty 519-658-9923 to book. ***

OCTOBER 6 St. John’s Lutheran Church Turkey Dinner Clifford Community Centre 4:30-7pm. Adults $12, Children $5, Co-sponsor: Lutheran Life chapter 74030. Tickets: 519-327-8983. *** Self-help group and course for those separated or divorced in Mount Forest. Ten weeks of sessions will cover things from selfimage, anger, loneliness to forgiveness and happiness. 7-9pm at the First Baptist Church. More information 519-323-0130. $20 for materials. *** Open Dairy Producer Committee Meeting. 8:30pm. Husky Farm Equipment Board Room, Alma. Please join us to talk about current issues with Board Member Ian Harrop. For more information, contact Debbie Brander 519-856-9957. *** Until the 31st- Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre, 6142 Wellington Rd 29, RR4 Fergus welcomes Pat Armstrong’s exhibition, ‘Beauty in the Garden’. Pat invites you to attend the Opening Reception of her new exhibition on Sat. Oct. 10 1-3pm. Refreshments. For directions and details call the Gallery at 519843 6303. ***

OCTOBER 7 Presentation: ‘Autumn Leaves’ - Preparing Your Lawn & Garden for Winter - the ecologically friendly way. 7- 8 pm, Elora branch of the Wellington County Library. Presented by The Green Hotline of the Elora Environment Centre. For more information call 226-384-5000. *** Lunch Bunch at the Hillsburgh Baptist Church at 12 noon. All seniors and retirees are invited for a delicious, nutritious lunch and social time. $4. For info. call 519-855-4572. *** Breakaway – a free sports program Wednesday evenings 7-8pm for kids ages 10-15 at Elora Public School and St. Joseph Catholic School in Fergus. For more details call 519-846-9013. ***

OCTOBER 8 Arthur Agricultural Society, directors meeting, 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All Welcome. Continued on page 7

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Riding skills take Minto girl to new heights Mike Robinson ASHLEE STEFFENS Ashlee and Jacqueline Steffens may not seem to be household names in Wellington County - but that changes when considering the Steffens sisters’ role in the Equestrian world. Both are top notch riders in their field, competing at the national and international level, and those championship skills have gotten 12-year-old Ashlee in the movies as well. Their father, Peter Steffens, said his family moved to their Minto horse farm several years ago. In recent years, Jacqueline and Ashlee competed in South America, where Jacqueline was the best foreign rider and one of the top three in her class despite having the “distinct disadvantage” of choosing from a pool of horses provided by the host country. Steffens said the family has about 14 horses, with six actively showing right now and competing at the national level. He noted the sisters compete in a number of divisions, with 12-year-old Ashlee the youngest by far in one of those divisions where the only requirement is being an amateur or junior rider. “So, she’s even competing against adults in that division,” he said, adding she iss also near the top in a Hunter division. That will allow that horse to qualify for the Royal Winter Fair.

Jacqueline, 15, has locked up one championship already, he said, adding, “no one’s even close.” He explained that domination came on a horse ridden by Eric Lamaze, who won Canada’s third gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games. “Because the girls are good, they’re asked to ride other horses for other people,” Peter said. Those owners bring the horse, pay the bills, pay the entries and the girls ride to give the horses or ponies experience in the show ring. If the horses show well, the owners may want to sell them. “It’s called giving them mileage,” he noted. Ashlee is also giving a couple of horses mileage in one of her own divisions. He cited a division in which Jacqueline was competing against adults and said, “She’s jumping at the highest level that’s allowed for amateurs in Canada.” During one competition, Ashlee came to the attention of a movie producer through a Canadian stunt coordinator. As a result, she appeared in a recent CTV/Sullivan production of Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. For that role, Ashlee rode bareback - without a tack or stirrups - which, Steffens said, is the type of riding that would usually require an adult stunt person. “That really kinda opened

the door for Ashlee,” he said. Indeed, since the Anne of Green Gables movie, Ashlee has been involved in three or four other movies. She will appear in the coming Amelia Earhart movie, Amelia, starring Hilary Swank in the title role and co-starring Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor. Steffens said the director

“It will probably only amount to 30 or 60 seconds.” He believed it was part of a small flashback sequence when the main character was flying somewhere - looking back on how her fascination of flying first started. Ashlee has also done work in two or three other movies, including one as a vampire doing basic stunts. But to do

“She’s jumping at the highest level that’s allowed for amateurs in Canada.” wanted a young girl in the role of a young Amelia. He was surprised the American producers brought a film crew of about 80 people to Canada to film Ashlee’s scenes, including one with a pilot and Ashlee as a young Amelia, galloping down a field runway. The family has been waiting about a year for Amelia to be relased in theatres (the film’s North American release is set for Oct. 23). “What’s amazing about [the Anne of Green Gables production] and in the Amelia film,” Steffens said, was the amount of staff involved. “In Amelia alone, they had 78 to 80 people on set for the two days to film these clips that were just Amelia as a young girl riding, waving to a plane,” he said.

Ashlee Steffens on the set of Amelia, due out in theatres later this month.

that, Ashlee had to join the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Canadian actors’ union. Thus far, Steffens has been most impressed with the Amelia shoot, although he admits it might be in part due to his own aviation background, or because the movie is being released in theatres this fall. A property with a grass runway, with corn and wheat growing beside it, was scouted north of Toronto for the Amelia scenes, and producers brought in vintage - not a replica - aircraft for the film shoot. “These were original aircraft from the early 1900s,” Steffens said. Fire department crews were hired to be on the set in case of an emergency, along with an

Peter, Ashlee, Janet and Jacqueline Steffens pose at one of the many competitions the girls have taken part in.

ambulance. A small aircraft hanger on the site was torn down for the filming - and then rebuilt following the shoot. Although the film required only one horse, three were brought in for the film to provide back-up in case one did not work out. As well, cowboy wranglers were hired in the event the horses got wild or carried away, as producers were not sure how the horses would react. Steffens explained in one of the scenes Ashlee is literally galloping down the runway about 15 feet from the plane’s wing tip on one side as it was taking off, while a helicopter with a camera mount was getting one shot, and a Mercedes SUV rigged with a camera arm was driving down the runway following her. “Which is why they were reluctant to put just anyone in there,” Steffens opined. “They were trying for an authentic look. It was just take after take. “The part that blew me away was how much money was spent.” He estimated the cost of a helicopter alone was a couple of hundred thousand dollars just for the day. He also took time to offer a viewing of video shot on-site with the family camcorder. “Isn’t it crazy the equipment brought in for one quick little shot which may or may not even make it in,” he said. When asked for her opinion, Ashlee said, “It was really fun doing all the stunts. It was a really good experience to see everything and the people.” When she was on the horse with the plane on one side and the helicopter on the other, “It was hard to get the timing right, but it was really fun to be doing that. It was very exciting.” However, she said “The riding is more part of my dream.” Her father added there are a lot of people struggling to make it in the movie industry, and they work hard at it. “Those were awfully long days,” he said. He noted on the set, tutors were brought in to help Ashlee keep up with her education and the director would need to be reminded that Ashlee needed lunch and then to be with the

tutor for her schoolwork. The union insisted on that to ensure there is some school time. “We’re not encouraging the kids to pursue this ... [and] even though she’s been paid really well for this,” Steffens said that money is being put aside for university. “The riding is what the girls really enjoy. What we’re proudest of, is not just how well they do in their riding, but how hard they work at it.” He pointed out the night of the interview was considered a “light” night for the girls. He said normally they come back from school, start their chores, have supper and go back at it until around 8pm - and then they do their homework. “And if their marks slip at all, it’s real simple ... We just don’t go to the next horse show,” Steffens said. He explained they are working harder than many kids, or even as he or his wife did growing up. On the horse side, the girls would like to continue to compete, but he tried to instill that it is a difficult way to make a living. Jacqueline said there are a lot of people who want to continue riding or get into coaching, but do not end up making it. Which is why both are being encouraged to pursue their education. But their success in riding has led to other opportunities which have been fun and may last for a period of time. Even Ashlee has no long-term aspirations of continuing in the movie business. “It’s a stage,” she said, adding once she reaches a certain age, she expects adults will be brought in to do the stunts. “Plus, it can get kinda dangerous as a way of making a living.” Steffens used the example of one movie scene where Ashlee was required to fall off of a train - even if it was moving slowly. Steffens, is general manager of National Engineered Fasteners Inc., in Kitchener, which boasts about 25 employees. He has brought the girls in and shown them the business to impress upon them the need to continue their education.

Jacqueline Steffens easily clears this hurdle.

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In a Heartbeat gallery - Michael Coull’s gallery features the one man show Flight of the Dragonfly, a collection of mythical figurative sculptures by Jamie Brick, right. photo by Mike Robinson cisely got him into this specific form of art, although he admits he spent a lot of time as a youth rafting on a river, looking for mermaids. “I couldn’t find them, so when I grew up, I started making them.” He said he’s always loved the fantasy stories with fairies and other magical creatures. He started as a woodcarver, then about 15 years ago he experimented casting a person’s face and took measurements from that.

“I had the piece on my workbench and it fit perfectly into this piece of wood that I had.” At that point, he forgot about carving it and started playing with joining the two together. “It’s taken off and changes every year as I go,” he said, noting the Dragonfly is the newest piece. Brick explained that Coull wanted a chandelierstyle lamp with “a woman turning into a dragonfly ... so this is what I came up with. “When I start a piece, I

never know exactly how it’s going to turn out. I started with the model, with her back arched a little to get the feeling of flight. It was just a question of putting pieces of wood together to see what emerges.” Current gallery hours for Flight of the Dragonfly showing are Friday 12 to 6pm and Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 6pm or by appointment. For info. contact Coull at or visit

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miere of its music video Norma Jean created by the Youth Arts and Entertainment Council from the Elora Centre for the Arts during the summer youth video boot camp. The Record Club, as well as several other youth bands in the community will also perform during the Sensational Soup Off to be held on Thanksgiving Monday. Celebrated local composer Peter Skoggard has created a concert of music called In Our Midst, in which he explores themes of life and love at their centre and on the edges. The show will be performed at the Gorge Cinema on Oct. 11. On Oct. 10 at St. John’s Anglican Church, the Elora Festival and Singers will celebrate Thanksgiving with songs of praise and inspirational poetry and prose. Tickets are $35. For more information and to purchase tickets contact:, visit or call 519-846-5638.

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Drayton Entertainment presents Heiress at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse ST. JACOBS – This fall Drayton Entertainment delves into the dramatic world of a well-heeled New York family and the clashing themes of romance, duty and betrayal in the Tony Award-winning play, The Heiress. It takes up residence at the Playhouse for a three-week engagement, Oct. 7 through 25. “The Heiress is a vivid and absorbing piece of theatre that has garnered critical acclaim

since it first appeared on Broadway in 1947,� said artistic director of Drayton Entertainment Alex Mustakas. “As a film, it also received multiple Academy awards, Golden Globes, and a nomination from the Writers Guild of America for best written American drama. I expect that audiences will truly enjoy this evocative play.� Based on Henry James’ novel Washington Square, The

Heiress takes place in an affluent New York residential square in 1850. The story shines a powerful spotlight on family relationships as it recounts the conflict between a dull but sweet daughter and her brilliant, domineering father. Catherine is a soft-hearted and painfully shy woman, and the daughter of Dr. Sloper, a tyrannical man who makes no secret of his disappointment in her. When Catherine meets a

charming yet penniless suitor her misfortune appears to change. But believing him to be after Catherine's money alone, her father strongly disapproves of the relationship and when he learns of their plan to elope, Catherine is forced to choose between the desires of the heart and the security of the family fortune. Bitterly relentless and deeply compelling, The Heiress is a true character study that ex-

Emmylou Harris at Centre in Square on Oct. 20 KITCHENER - Legendary singer, songwriter, and musician Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys will be performing here at Centre In Square with special guest Buddy Miller on Oct. 20 in celebration of her recently released album

entitled, All I Intended To Be. Its simple but evocative title was borrowed from the lyric of a Billy Joe Shaver song. Her first solo album since 2003’s Stumble Into Grace is a catalogue of Harris as an interpreter, as a composer herself,

and as an inveterate musical explorer Its all-star cast includes Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, the McGarrigle sisters, old friends from the Seldom Scene, and Glenn D. Hardin of her legendary Hot Band. Tickets went sale Aug. 7.

night of music with The Fergus Pipe Band and special guests. Tickets are available at the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, Scottish Festival Office and from pipe band member.

Murray McLauchlan to perform at fall fair ERIN - Celebrate Organic Meadow’s 20th anniversary with Murray McLauchlan at the Erin Fall Fair. Organic Meadow commemorates 20 years of co-operative organic farming with a free concert in Erin featuring Cana-

dian music legend McLauchlan. The concert is free with the $8 fair admission. McLauchlan will perform on Oct. 10 at 8pm at the Erin fairgrounds at 190 Main Street.

porting characters in the tale. “The underlying struggle between love and obligation resonates with everyone and you can’t help being drawn in by the dynamic characters on stage,� said Mustakas. “When the word gets out about this incredible play, theatergoers will not want to miss it.� The Heiress media sponsors are 101.7FM The One and The Wellington Advertiser. Tickets can ordered by calling the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse box office at 519747-7788 or toll free at 1-888449-4463. For more information about the productions this fall in St. Jacobs and Drayton, visit

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Scotchtoberfest is Oct. 2 ELORA – On Oct. 2 at 8pm, the Fergus Pipe band will present Scotchtoberfest at the Elora community centre. Visit the web site at for details. Guests will enjoy a

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plores the complete spectrum of the human condition. Nine outstanding performers have been assembled under the direction of David Latham for the drama, including Tova Smith as the shy and socially awkward Catherine Sloper. C. David Johnson, whom audiences will recognize from the long-running Canadian television drama Street Legal, is Catherine’s father, the sullen and pretentious Dr. Sloper. Jeffrey Wetsch is Catherine’s enigmatic suitor, Morris Townsend. Susie Burnett, Michelle Fisk, Sophia Kolinas, Brendan Rowland, Jane Spence, and Jane Spidell add distinct personality to of each of the sup-

GUELPH - Preparations are well underway for the third annual book sale to be held by the Friends of the Guelph Public Library on Oct. 24 and 25. The sale will be at a new location this year, 160 Wyndham Street North. The annual sale is the group’s major fundraising project, with proceeds invested toward the new main library. Donations of sale items will be accepted until Oct. 16. Sale items can now be dropped off at any branch of the Guelph library during regular hours. As well, deliveries to the sorting location can be arranged by calling 519-821-5874 or 519-8360513 to confirm receiving times. The community is invited to donate gently used books, educational and entertainment items. Adult and children’s books, comic books, media items (CD, VHS, DVD) and complete puzzles and games are welcome; but not Readers Digest, textbooks, Harlequin Romance, encyclopedias, National Geographic, audiocassettes, LPs, or magazines. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks (call 519-8210747) for further details. For information, visit

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Bowl making for Sensational Elora’s “Empty Bowls”. Michael Chong Wellington- Halton Hills MPP (above) and Centre Wellington Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj (left) receive bowl making guidance from Staci Barron, of Elora Pottery & Gallery. Fifteen local potters volunteer their time and energy to create bowls for the second annual “Scoop of Soup” and the final day event - ‘Soup Off”. All proceeds from these two Festival’s events are donated to the Food Bank. In 2008, over $15,000 was raised - photos by Sherry Clarke

Reptile and photography workshops set

Champs - The Puslinch Predators girls under 14 soccer team won the titles for the second year in a row. From left: front row, Lia Aramini,Rachel Girardi; middle, Rebecca Silveria, Alicia Barber, Claire Sheehy, Steffi Lane, Madison Keck, Natassja Woodard, Amy Sibbilin; and back Mark Tibbetts, Katie Hogan, Emma Korol, Louise Enns, Melissa Hastings, Melissa Muirhead, Lexis Tibbetts, Megan Sanderson, Evelyn Mauch, Michelle Mackay, Ashley DiGenova, Samantha Van Item. Teresa Tibbetts, Doug Lane, and Brian Keck were absent.

Puslinch Predators complete season 15-1-1 After an incredible season with 15 wins, a tie and a loss, the girls under-14 Puslinch

Predators for the second year in a row beat Acton to become the SWRSA Escarpment League

champions. As well the team won on Sept. 13 at the year end cham-

pions cup tournament, again beating Acton in the finals in a hard fought game.


GUELPH - Get up close and personal with some of Ontario's amazing reptilian fauna at a workshop at the Arboretum at the University of Guelph with guest naturalist Jeff Hathaway on Oct. 16 from 9am to 4pm. It is designed to improve identification skills and learn about the natural history of Ontario's snakes, turtles, and lizards. Conservation issues will also be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to handle a variety of live specimens. The deadline for registration is Oct. 2 and the registration is $75. For more information or to register call The Arboretum at 824-4120 extension 52358 or email There will be a digital

nature photography workshop at The Arboretum for those new to digital photography. Taken some digital photographs but are looking to get more out of your camera? The workshop can help people take their digital camera to new levels. The Arboretum’s half-day Beginner’s Digital Photography will teach participants how their digicam works, how to get the most out of it by adjusting from the auto settings, and what they can do with pictures once they have got them on the computer. Guest facilitator Jon Brierley will lead the workshop on Oct. 17 from 9am to noon. The fee is $55. To register call The Arboretum at 824-4120 extension 52358. The registration deadline Oct. 2.

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- For the first week of October ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 It's time to face the music, Aries. You've been skirting by and now you simply cannot get away with that. This week you'll need to be all business.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a tiff between you and a friend may lead to a permanent end to the friendship. That is unless you take steps to mend the fence. Decide if this is what you want.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it's been a busy few months and you're ready for a break. It's going to happen soon. Sagittarius is needy on Wednesday and you'll have to entertain.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 It'll take a lot of determination to survive the week, Scorpio. Financial matters cause some anxiety, and you may have to reassess your budget in the days to come.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Make the most of a bad situation, Gemini. Try to see the silver lining and encourage others to see it as well. You'll be the hero for the day and looked at with regard.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, too much of a good thing can turn sour. Therefore, don't expect the world from friends and family members; they can't spend every waking hour with you.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, soon all eyes will be on you and you're expected to step up to the plate and take the lead. It's a situation that may make you a little uncomfortable, but you'll get it done.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help. Why do you feel the need to do everything yourself lately? Delegate some of your tasks and relieve your stress.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 If you have something to say, Leo, then say it soon. The spotlight will be directed at you soon and you'll have your moment to shine. Friday is an exciting day.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Even more will be expected of you, Aquarius, when someone close is unable to hold up his or her end of the bargain for the time being. You'll be a trouper.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Although you enjoy some solitary time, Virgo, this week you will be feeling like you want some more company around. Have a party or do a dinner for family.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 A few bumps early in the week lead the way to an easier time of it later on, Pisces. Just hold out for a couple of days.

Here’s How it Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! Find the answer on page 7

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OCTOBER 8 Grandmothers of the Grand fall speaker series at the Centre Wellington High School 7pm. AIDS 101 with BJ Caldwell outreach educator with AIDS Committee of Guelph. Suitable for people age 13 and up. Contact Cinda 519-843-1528. *** Parkinson’s Society, Guelph-Wellington Chapter. 7pm. Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich Street Guelph. Dr. Terry Moore, a Neuromuscular Physiologist who has developed novel neuromuscular procedures for the treatment of some Parkinson’s symptoms will speak. Contact Chris Young 519-829-1749. ***

OCTOBER 9 Until the 10th- Oakridge Secondary School (London) 50th Reunion. Celebrate 50 years with us. Visit our website at to register and view our events and activities. If you prefer, phone the school at 519-452-2750 for more details. ***

OCTOBER 10 Old Time Dance with Bill Beattie. 8pm. $10 includes light lunch. St. John Parish Centre, 130 Georgina St., Arthur. *** The Elora Festival Singers present Harvest Home. Celebrate Thanksgiving with music for harvest time and poetry for nature amid a visual display of the bounty of the land. 3pm at St. John's Anglican Church, Elora. Tickets $35, and are available by phone at 519-846-0331, in person at 33 Henderson St., Elora. ***

OCTOBER 13 The Royal City Quilters Guild monthly meeting 7pm., at the Three Willows United Church, 577 Willow Rd. Visitors welcome! The $5 entry for guests may be applied against membership at a later date. *** Puslinch Seniors' Euchre Club 1:30pm. Present and former Puslinch Township residents are invited to join us for an afternoon of friendly euchre games at the Puslinch Community Centre on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. *** An urgent meeting of the Eden Mills Community Cemetery will be held at the Community Hall at 7pm. All those interested in the future of the Cemetery are invited to attend. ***

OCTOBER 14 Rockwood & District Lioness Euchre & Bridge Night. Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood at 7pm. $5 a person. Lunch & prizes to follow. *** The Grand Quilt Guild meet at Royal Canadian Legion Fergus at 7:30-9:30. We welcome youth quilters. *** Harriston Legion Br. 296 Euchre. 8pm. *** Please join the Royal City Calligraphy Guild. 7:30-9:30pm at Dublin Street United Church for a demonstration of "Pointed Pen" by guild member Wendy Nember. Guild Contact: C. Homer 519821-2836. ***

OCTOBER 15 Jamboree St. John Parish Centre 160 Georgina St. Arthur, Ontario. (Next to St. John Church) Start time is 7pm. For cancellation info. due to weather call 519-848-6723. *** Guelph Civic Museum Lecture Series in partnership with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies Guelph Civic Museum, 6 Dublin St. S. 519- 836-1221, 7:30pm, Jonathan Vance, “Unlikely Soldier”. Free admission. ***

OCTOBER 16 Wellington County Plowman’s Banquet & Awards night. 7pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora. *** Fish Fry at St. Mary Family Centre, Mount Forest. 5-6.30pm. Advance tickets only. Adults $12, children $6. Tickets call 519323-4690. *** The Black Family in concert. Melville United Church, Fergus (across from Post Office, downtown). 7pm $10/adult. 9 children singing and playing toe tapping old favourites on fiddle and piano. Tickets for concert and/or supper at door. Call 519-8431781/5863. *** At the Arthur Legion from 6-8pm. All you can eat Wing night. *** Fall Festival, Melville United Church, Fergus. Meals, crafts, baking, books, vendors, treasures, silent auction, children's area, local musicians. Free admission, community event. Call 519-843-5863. *** Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. 7th Annual Bob Milne's Ragtime. The world's best ragtime and boogie woogie pianist.

2:30pm Matinees with Gourmet Afternoon Tea with Bob; Saturday at 8pm. Box Office 519-855-4586. ***

OCTOBER 17 Kids’ Concert, Music with Brian. Melville United Church Community Event for kids, preschool to 10 years. 11am. $2 person. Tickets at door. Call 519-843-1781/6853. *** Race for Children of Haiti. 5km run/walk 9:30am at James McQueen PS. 365 St. George St. W., Fergus. Registration 8am. Prizes, free brunch and more. Call Sandra 519-843-3565. *** Craft Sale 9am-2pm Belwood Hall. New crafters and products, bake table, something for everyone. Sponsored by Belwood W.I. Contact Carol for more info 519-843-2990. *** UCHS Rabies Clinic for Dogs and Cats. 10- 2pm at Elmira Farm Services, Ospringe (SE corner Hw. 134 & 124, north of Acton). Rabies vaccine $20; Microchip: $30.Visa or cash only. For more info. call 519-833-2287. *** Concert with Susan Brown – A soprano from the Maritimes, pianist Murphy Hung, and other local skilled musicians, at Mount Forest United Church, 7:30pm. Tickets $10, available at the door, or church office 519-323-1910 Ext. 1. *** Register for the free choral singing workshop, in New Hamburg. Open to young people from grade 7 through grade 12. Bring a brown bag lunch. The workshop runs from 9am – 3pm. For more information, contact Paul Knowles 519-575-0271. *** Arthur Legion Br. 226 Fall Mixed Cribbage Tournament 1pm. $20 per team. Cash prizes. Registration 11:30am. *** October 17, 18- Palmerston Legion Br. 409 Haunted House. Check website for details. ***

OCTOBER 19 Harriston & District Horticultural Society Meeting, 7:30pm at the Harriston-Minto Community Auditorium. Speaker-Brian Bergman, Topic - Orchids of Perennials. Mini Show, also. *** Stone United Church Beef Dinner, 5-7pm Rockmosa Centre, Rockwood .Adults $15, Children 12 and under $7, Pre-school free. Take-out available .Tickets: 5pm Earl 519-856-4052, 6pm Don Martin 519-856-1402, 7pm Jack 519-856-4765.

OCTOBER 20 The Schizophrenia Society, Guelph and area monthly meeting. 7:30pm at the Evergreen Centre, 683 Woolwich Street. Anyone touched by or interested in schizophrenia is welcome. Info 519822-8781. *** Harriston Legion Br. 296 Pepper Card Game. 1:30pm. *** Guelph Township Horticultural Society holds its Fall Flower Show at Marden Community Centre. 7:30pm, entries to be placed between 6:30 and 7:15pm. Topic: House plants and pest control. All welcome. Contact Jean 519-822-5289. *** Orton Fall Fashion Show 7:30pm. Featuring fashions from Special Effects & Broderick’s Fashion for Women. Prizes & refreshments. Tickets-$10, call Cathie 519-855-4243. *** Kindergarten Information Night at Trillium Waldorf School. 78:30pm. 540 Victoria Rd. N., Guelph. Answer your questions about this inspiring form of education. To register, call Connie Watson at 519-821-5140. ***

OCTOBER 21 Guelph-Wellington Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Public Lecture: Susan Ratcliffe and Leanne Piper on “Everything Old Can be New Again” 7 - 9pm. 10 Carden Street, Guelph. Call Susan 519- 822-8236 for more info. No charge - all welcome. *** Rummage Sale at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Mount Forest. Winter clothing & household items. *** Fergus & District Horticultural Society Meeting 7:30pm. Victoria Park Seniors Centre, Fergus. Topic: "Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter"- Speaker: Lorraine Mennen. Everyone welcome. For more info. call Kathy at 519-843-7703. *** October 21, 22 - Warm clothing sale. Wed. 5 -8pm, Thursday 8am- 1pm at Mount Forest United Church Auditorium. SEND YOUR Non-Profit/Charitable EVENT INFO TO 20-25 words, 4 weeks prior to event date.

Butterfly Garden for Rent St. James Butterfly Garden in Fergus is available for Anniversaries, Weddings, Funerals,Business Meetings etc. Our garden is equipped with everything needed to put on a major event. Our guarantee - A Beautiful River and Garden View.

For available dates please call 519-843-2141 or 519-993-6683

St. John Ambulance Saint-Jean

TRAINING SCHEDULE Level First Aid & Level C CPR October 23, 24 & 25 November 13,14 & 15

- Babysitter Course • For 11-15 year olds • Held Saturdays • Oct. 3 • Nov. 7 All Courses held at

St. John Ambulance Training Facility. 66 County Rd. 7 (lower level) Elora

For Info call 519-846-8704

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County of Wellington “Connecting Citizens with County News”

Council Highlights • On September 8th, the Mount Forest Community Services Hub officially opened. • The Wellington County Police Services Board presented Crime Stoppers with a cheque for $4,077.07 Money raised from the annual Police Services auction. • The County will officially launch the Citizenship and Immigrant Canada Settlement and Adaptation Programme on November 9th. • Green Legacy order forms are available at on October 1st!

Paper Egg Cartons & Take-out Trays




are recyclable in the Blue Box Programme.

The Township of Wellington North

10th Anniversary


Saturday, October 3rd 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thank you for keeping recyclables out of County landfills.

Riverstown Waste Facility, 7254 Sideroad 5 West in Kenilworth

Sunday, October 4th Arthur & Area Community Centre 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Mount Forest & District Sports Complex 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Solid Waste Services (SWS): (519) 837-2601 or toll-free 1-866-899-0248.

Contact Solid Waste Services (SWS) for more information: (519) 837-2601 or 1-866-899-0248.

Tax Relief Provisions for Low Income Seniors and Low Income Persons with Disabilities

Sensational Soup-off

The County of Wellington offers a property tax relief programme for low income seniors or low income persons with disabilities. This programme allows for property tax increases up to a maximum of $500 to be rebated to eligible property owners.

Free Skate | Free Hot Chocolate | Anniversary Cake | Website Launch

Monday, October 13/ 09 at 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Bissell Park

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: • A low-income senior must be 65 years+, and be in receipt of benefits under the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) programme. • A low-income disabled person must be in receipt of benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Programme (ODSP). Application forms are available at local municipal offices, the County Administration Centre, or online at: For more information, or further provisions of this programme, please contact Emma Reddish at: (519) 837-2600, ext. 2940* or

You be the judge and help us select this years “Super Souper!” • Soup competition • Clay and glass show • FEBBA bed race All proceeds from this event go to Centre Wellington Food Bank

Please visit us online or call us at: 519-846-5638

Applications must be made annually, and filed by November 1st.

County of Wellington Administration Centre 74 Woolwich St. Guelph, ON N1H 3T9

FEEDBACK - How are we doing? Do you have an idea for an upcoming issue? Andrea Ravensdale, Communications Officer (519) 837-2600, ext. 2320* or *ALL CALLS CAN BE MADE TOLL FREE TO 1-800-663-0750.

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