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March 25, 2011

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Wellingt­­­on Home away from home: Rob Johnson of the county’s Green Legacy program

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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of the Wellington Advertiser, Friday, March 25, 2011

Public Service Announcements

At the market - Caitlin Hall, of reroot organic farm in Minto, was one of the guest vendors recently at the Elora Winter Farmers Market. In the summer months, she is a regular participant in the market.

photo by Mike Robinson

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The Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus has a wide variety of programs for all including fitness, computer, dance, health and wellness, arts and music, general interest and everyday drop in programs. Call 519-787-1814. *** Register now for the 2011 Chase the Tornado Race 10K taking place Sunday May 29, 2011 in Grand Valley. You can learn more on-line www.rundufferin.com/tornadoes. $30 registration, $20 for members, kids free. *** Tickets now available for BBBS Just for Women, Just for Fun fundraiser on April 30. Workshops, refreshments, lunch, raffles, silent auction. 519-323-4273. *** Easter Eggs, Chocolate Fondant Filled Eggs. White/Dark Chocolate crosses $2 and Bunnies $1 for sale. Place your order now. Call St. Andrew’s Church 519-843-3565. Proceeds to Mission of the Church. *** Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County. Whether you have a bit of time or you want to get involved on a regular basis, there are a number of ways you can help. For more information, please contact Elaine Graham, volunteer coordinator at 519-941-1221.

Mar 25

March 25 – April 3 Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery”. An off-the-wall comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. Directed by Dale Jones. A Century Theatre Guild production. 8pm. Sundays 2:30pm. Box Office 519-855-4586. *** Alma Optimist Beef Barbecue. 5-7pm. Alma Community Hall. Tickets: Adults $12, children $4 at the door. *** March 25 and 26- Royal City Ambassadors hold Annual Show “Harmony Playlist”. 7:30pm at River Run Centre in Guelph; including the Southern Ontario Youth Chorus. *** March 25-26- Transition Guelph will be hosting Resilience 2011: A Community Festival. A full schedule of events can be viewed at www.resilience2011.ca.

Mar 26

Elora Legion Saturday Night Dance 8pm. Join Country Versatiles upstairs in the Maple Leaf Room for an evening of dancing. 519846-9611. *** Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. $5 per person. Marsville Hall. Last Saturday of every month. 7:30-10:30am. Also, recycling of wine bottles, beer bottles and cans, pop cans. *** Karaoke Contest - Fergus Legion until March 26. Grand Prize $1,000. *** Arthur Legion Karaoke. 8:30pm. *** Centre Wellington District HS Aboriginal Program Native Heritage Day. Doors Open at 11am and the Opening Celebration will be at 12pm. Presentations and demonstrations which will honour the old ways. Admission is by donation, proceeds to the Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative. All ages event. Jack: 519-843-2500, ext. 522. *** Knox Ospringe Presbyterian and Community Church, corner of Highways 124 and 125, scrapbook and crafts day Bring your favourite craft and chat. 9am-3pm. Lunch provided. Donation to charity gratefully received. For more information contact Nora 519-856-4453. *** Curl For The Cure Bonspiel. Supporting our Community. Held at Fergus Curling Club. Raising money for six local charities. Looking for interested curlers/curling teams. Please contact Bruce Hawkins 519-787-0132. *** Crystal Anniversary Dinner and Auction, 5pm at the Guelph Place, 492 Michener Rd., Guelph. Purchase a glass of sparkling wine for a chance to win a 1/4 carat diamond. Enjoy dinner, live music, games and prizes, silent and live auction with dynamic auctioneers. Tickets: $50. For tickets, information or to donate please call 519-836-1110. *** 4th Annual Alma PS Ecofair 10am-1pm, Alma Public School. Local businesses are welcome to attend as vendors free of charge. This event is free for the community and includes lots of local vendors, hands on activities and crafts, and reptiles. Contact Angie Litzen for more details angielitzen@gmail.com. ***

Inside Wellington Events Send your Non-Profit/Charitable event info to: events@wellingtonadvertiser.com 20-25 words, 4 weeks prior to event date

Beginnings Guelph presents: Family Fun Day with barbecue, raffle, silent auction and games. Also featuring two great kids shows - at First Christian Reformed Church, 287 Water Street, Guelph. 11am -2pm. Tickets: $10 or $30 for family of four.

Mar 27

It’s for the Birds at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre, 2-4pm. Please call to register 519-836-7860. $5/person. We will go on short hike to look for winter birds and include a stop at the chickadee tree. Afterwards, join us in building a birdhouse that you can take home. There is a $10 fee/bird house. Bring a hammer and lots of muscle power. Birdhouses are limited so please call to register. *** Palmerston Legion Jamboree- 1pm. 519-343-2400. *** 24th Formosa Farm Toy Show and Sale. 9:30am-4pm. Knights of Columbus Hall, Fire #1658 Hwy 9, between Mildmay and Walkerton. Admission $2. Food and refreshments available. For more info. Call John or Gerry Benniger at 519-392-6207. *** Gospel Meetings- All are welcome- Artel Centre 355 Elmira Rd. Unit 120 and 122, Guelph. 6pm. *** Arthur Legion Kid’s Karaoke, up to age 18. 2pm. For info. call Linda 519-848-2622. *** Eduard Klassen, folk harpist and speaker who was born and raised in Paraguay will perform at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs at 7pm. Free will offering. Refreshments will follow the concert. All welcome. *** St. Patrick’s Spring Bazaar and Tea at Church of Our Lady Guelph. 12-3:30pm. *** Royal City Volleyball co-ed volleyball tournament in Guelph. Recreational and intermediate divisions only. Prizes. Proceeds to charity. For info. call 519-822-6353.

Mar 28

Bullying hurts everyone involved. You can learn to prevent bullying and support those challenged by bullying by attending a twonight workshop in Guelph with therapist Susan Dafoe-Abbey. “Making Sense of Bullying,” workshop is scheduled for March 28 and April 4. The March 28 workshop will be held at St. Patrick Catholic School and the April 4 workshop will be held at Holy Rosary School. Free. For information, please call 519-822-0200 or 519-824-5620 to reserve a spot. Seating is limited. *** Genealogy Workshop 2-3pm. Travel by Sea: Finding your Ancestors in Ship Lists and Immigration Papers. Registration required. Wellington County Library – Fergus Branch.

Mar 29

The Probus club of Centre Wellington meets the last Tuesday of every month except December at Aboyne Hall 10am. All seniors welcome. *** Rummage Sale plus Bake Sale at Arthur United Church from 1- 8pm and Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 9am-1pm. Great selection of used clothing for all sizes and lots of homemade baking.

Mar 30

Rockwood and District Lioness “Ham and Scalloped Potatoes Dinner” At Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood at 6pm. Adults $15, Children (12 and under) $7, Children (under 5) Free. For tickets or info. call 519-856-2912 or 519-856-9650 or any Lioness member. *** The Grand Valley and District Horticultural Society welcomes Clara Bauman to their meeting at Trinity United Church 7:30pm to discuss “Gardens of Ecuador”. All are welcome to attend. *** FREE Lunch and Learn about Falls Prevention presented by Phillips Lifeline and EWCS Seniors: 12-1:30PM. EWCS Seniors Room (Centre 2000) Erin. Contact Sherri 519-833-0087 to register for this informative event. We gladly accept donations.

Mar 31

Tiny Tot Thursday in the Children’s Museum 9:30 – 11:30am, Guelph Civic Museum, 6 Dublin Street South 519-836-1221. A fun drop-in program for children ages 1 to 4 and their caregivers. Admission - $2. *** Guelph Legion moves to new location around the corner to 57 Watson Parkway South, Guelph. Legion members will actually be doing the bulk of the move to the new building on Sunday, March 27th, 2011.

Apr 1

Community euchre, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Puslinch, at the Puslinch Community Centre at 7:30pm. $3 per person. Refreshments provided, 50/50 draw, all welcome. Call Neil Smith for info. 519-837-3838. *** April 1-3 Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens’ Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery”. An off-the-wall comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. Directed by Dale Jones. A Century Theatre Guild production. Fridays and Saturdays 8pm. Sundays 2:30pm. Box Office 519-855-4586. *** April 1 and 2 - A Musical “Rescue In The Night”. The Story of Continued on page 11


Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, March 25, 2011 PAGE THREE

Beyond one million: The overwhelming success story of The Green Legacy by Chris Daponte

WELLINGTON CTY. - From local conservation authorities to the Premier of Ontario and even to the United Nations, the accolades for Wellington County’s Green Legacy program continue to roll in. The good news about the municipal tree planting initiative - the largest of its kind in North America - seems to be growing faster than the one million-plus trees planted since the program’s inception in 2004. “Finally, people are getting around to recognizing a good thing,” said Mark Van Patter, chairman of the 15-member Green Legacy committee. He noted the committee has been hard at work for almost eight years spreading the word. County communications officer Andrea Ravensdale said she regularly receives calls from other municipalities and organizations across Ontario and as far away as Vancouver and the United States - wanting to emulate The Green Legacy success story. But as Ravensdale explains, there really is no secret - and county officials are always willing to help others get started. “At first we thought it would be impossible,” she said. “But it really is a simple idea. If you have the right people involved, it’s not that hard to get a million trees in the ground.” Last October, the ceremonial one millionth tree was planted at the county Museum and Archives in Aboyne, and with the help of a video documentary, that milestone has led to international recognition of the Green Legacy program. Late last year the United Nations recognized the program under its International Billion Tree campaign, and just last month Premier Dalton McGuinty lauded the program at the Ontario Good Roads Association conference, where

the county distributed over 300 copies of its 16-minute documentary. “Those who know about the program are pretty positive about it,” said county Warden Chris White. “It’s a real effective program.” While some might suggest planting trees is not a core municipal service, “I think we have a role,” White said of the county. In fact, given “the value for the dollar,” the large number of volunteers involved, the huge volume of trees planted, and the overall results, White said the Green Legacy program may be one of the county’s most effective projects. The program’s operating budget this year is just under $400,000 and the biggest expense is wages, explains Rob Johnson, manager of the Green Legacy tree nursery in Puslinch Township. Staff members at the nursery include three full timers, three seasonal workers, and two university students. But much of the work, from seed to tree planting, is done by volunteers. Last year, over 3,610 people donated over 15,000 hours of their own time to the cause. “It’s really a community initiative and we are the coordinators,” Johnson said. “It’s an amazing program.” Started in 2004 as a way to celebrate Wellington County’s 150th anniversary, the program planted 150,000 trees in its inaugural year. That number has increased by 1,000 every year since, and this year 157,000 trees will be planted across the county. Johnson noted that in 2004 and 2005 all the trees were supplied by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) as the Green Legacy nursery was being established. In 2006, the program produced 40,000 of its own trees. The next year that figure jumped to

Young helpers - Ontario Stewardship Rangers, high school students working in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, are among the thousands of volunteers who annually work at The Green Legacy tree nursery in Puslinch Township. photo submitted by Wellington County

90,000, and in 2008 the nursery was producing all its own trees. Johnson credited various partnerships with helping the program grow, including those with the GRCA, public and Catholic school boards, local residents, lower tier municipalities, and other groups and organizations ranging from Girl Guides, to the University of Guelph, to the Vanier Centre for Women correctional institute. He is particularly impressed with the feedback he receives from the students and teachers involved. From the beginning of April until the end of the school year, nary a day goes by when a bus load of students is not visiting

More and more kids each year are coming to that realization it seems, as the number of public school students involved increases each year. In 2010 over 7,000 students from Kindergarten to grade 8 participated. “The kids love it,” said Ravensdale. She noted students are interested in the importance of the environment and seem more and more inclined to become good land stewards. Students from Kindergarten to grade 3 plant seeds, those in grades 4 through 6 transplant the trees at the nursery, and those in grades 7 and 8 plant the trees at various locations throughout the county. Several years ago the

“Every tree we plant is a gift for the next generation.” - Green Legacy tree nursery manager Rob Johnson. and working at the nursery, which is located on County Road 34 between Sideroad 10 and County Road 32. “They feel very good about what they’re accomplishing,” Johnson said of the students. But the trips to the nursery are about more than just labour provision, he stresses. The students also take a curriculum-based nature hike through some of forest planted in the 1940s after the 200 acre property was donated to the county by John Little. There, students get to see the end result of the tree planting efforts of students just like themselves - from over 60 years ago. “This is what they’re creating,” said Johnson. “Every tree we plant is a gift for the next generation.”

county recognized Rockwood Centennial Public School as the first “gold school” in the county for having every student in the school participate in the Green Legacy program. And this year, Johnson expects 21 to 25 schools will receive that honour. With that type of growth and success, the tree nursery has become a year round operation. “It’s full steam ahead all the time,” Johnson said with a smile. “Even in the winter it’s hard to keep up.” Right now program officials and volunteers are working hard to bundle seedlings in preparation for Green Legacy tree days at the seven lower tier municipalities. Each year, 35,000 trees are given away at those events in April and May.

Warden’s planting - Walter Trachsel, Mark Van Patter, Brad Hutchinson, John Green and Rob Johnson during one of the annual warden’s tree planting events. Last year 150 people took part in the event, planting about 3,500 trees. photo submitted by Wellington County

“It’s really resonated positively with residents,” Ravensdale said of the free trees. While the program will provide residents with as many free seedlings as they want, officials also grow larger stock for strategic plantings such as windbreaks and shelterbelts, living snow fences, and stream buffers. The advantages of those plantings include less soil erosion, improved crop yields on farms, and improved winter driving conditions on local roads. “When people start seeing the benefits ... I’m hoping we’ll have more people wanting to do that,” Ravensdale said. White noted, “Planting trees in and of itself is great,” but the act is especially important if it can help farmers and improve safety on county roads. “I think it’s a pretty forward-thinking program,” he said. White is among the many county officials looking forward to this year’s warden’s tree planting at Marden Park on May 2 (rain date, May 6). Ravensdale said at least 150 officials from the county and lower tier municipalities take part in the event, which features a different location each year and in 2010, 3,500 trees were planted. The Green Legacy has expanded to such a degree the Puslinch property (including several 30- by 120-foot greenhouses, a 60- by 108foot shaded area, and a 35- by 66-foot storage cooler) is “hitting capacity,” Johnson said. He explained the nursery can’t really accommodate any more students and realistically, while the program is successful, millions of trees need to be planted in the county to reach an optimal tree cover of 30%. So the county is investing in a second tree nursery in Wellington North, which will

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also help serve the northern municipalities more efficiently. It is expected to start operations in 2012. The success of the program has surprised many, including Johnson, who has been involved from the beginning. “You always hope to be successful, but when you can’t keep up, it says something,” he said. “It feels good to receive all the support we’ve been getting.” The challenge now is to keep going, keep growing and to spread the word. That’s part of the reason why Johnson ran 100km, from Mount Forest to the tree nursery in Puslinch, on the same day as the celebration for the program’s one millionth tree. “I wanted everybody in the county and beyond to know what the County of Wellington has done with the Green Legacy program,” Johnson says in the program’s documentary. “I wanted to challenge everybody in the county to plant 10 trees per year,” which would total one million annually. Ravensdale, who has promoted the program at local events and across Ontario and Canada, is also looking forward to the next milestone. “It is our hope that we inspire other municipalities across the globe to plant more trees,” she said. “It started out as a simple idea to make Wellington County a little greener and has since grown into the largest municipal tree planting program in North America. “We’ve planted one million trees and have plans for millions more.” To order trees from the Green Legacy program visit www.wellington.ca or call Jacquie Wolowich at 519-8372600 extension 3121, or contact lower tier municipalities for more information about their annual tree giveaways.

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Kinsmen hosting 30th annual Drayton Farm Show on April 6 and 7 by Chris Daponte DRAYTON - Over the last three decades the Drayton Farm Show has grown into one of the most successful agri-business showcases in the province. And on April 6 and 7 the Drayton Kinsmen will host the 30th annual show at the PMD Arena. “You are going to be informed and amazed at what new technology and equipment is available to those who choose to grow your grains and supply you with eggs, milk, pork, beef, and chicken,� said Glenn Dobben, this year’s Drayton Farm Show chairman. The show, hosted annually by the Kinsmen club, regularly welcomes about 2,000 visitors over the course of two days, and many of its exhibitors have been with the show for over 25 years. While smaller than some of the farm shows hosted in larger urban centres, the Drayton show has over the years built a reputation as not only one of the most interesting, but also the most productive for exhibitors and guests alike. “You see a lot of people in Toronto [at the Canadian International Farm Show], but in Drayton you do a lot of business,� said Dobben, relaying some of the feedback received at last year’s show. Dobben was pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, there will be a brand Concentrating onfor Dairy Health new layout the Herd 30th annual and Preventative Medication event. Programs Thatand willEmbryo be a Transfer welcome

change for exhibitors and visitors, he explained, as it takes advantage of the new arena expansion and makes room for 23 new exhibitors. The Drayton show has become so popular and productive for exhibitors, there is very little turnover each year and dealers avoid losing their spot. But unfortunately, that also means that for the last several years, there has been a waiting list of over 40 exhibitors wanting to get involved. “We had to try something,� Dobben said of the new layout. Also new this year is the chance for exhibitors to offer workshops and seminars in several rooms at the arena. Dobben said the idea is to allow exhibitors to offer demonstrations on what they do or sell to groups of up to 20 or 30 people. This is the first time the show has ever offered that opportunity. Yet another new item this year will be a 30th anniversary hat to celebrate the success of the show, in addition to the hourly door prizes. In past years, the Kinsmen have hosted a banquet or chicken dinner the night before the show opens. That is not happening this year, but it’s not because past events weren’t successful. “With it being the 30th anniversary, we wanted to concentrate just on the show itself,� Dobben said. When asked about what makes the show so successful overall, year after year, Dobben

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said it can really be summed up in one word: family. “Our exhibitors realize that many of the people visiting our show are from family built farms where everyone plays a part of its success,� he said. “They know many people on a first name basis and genuinely care that what they provide you is the best.� While the primary emphasis at the show is on all things related to agriculture, the show

front and rear lights and comes in a custom box. The real tractor was in production from 1960 to 1969 and manufactured in Racine, Wisconsin. The original price in 1969 was $6,000 and the tractor had a 31-gallon fuel capacity and 64 PTO horsepower. The cost for the toy tractors is $85 each and as of March 18 there were still some available. However, most years the trac-

“We never dreamed it would turn out to be the success it has become.� - Larry Schill, chairman of the first ever Drayton Farm Show in 1981.

features plenty of great displays and information for people from all walks of life. “The Drayton Kinsmen have been honoured to bring you the Farm Show for the past 30 years,� said Dobben. “Together our community and our exhibitors have given back to the community over a quarter of a million dollars.� Toy tractor One thing that won’t change this year is the sale of the annual Drayton Farm Show toy tractor collector’s item. This year’s tractor is an Ertl, wide front Case 830. It is a customized 1/16 scale with

tors sell out before the farm show even starts. “We only sell 75 every year,� said Dobben, noting the tractors are custom made and hand painted with original decals. “It’s definitely a collector’s item.� He said many people never remove the toys from the boxes they come in and some can count all 30 in their Drayton Farm Show collection. To inquire about the tractors or to purchase one - if there are any left - contact John Klaassen at 519-638-0242. Show history In 1981, a few members

of the Drayton Kinsmen Club came up with the idea of showcasing and promoting local businesses. “It was just something we dreamed up as a potential fundraiser and service for the community,� said Larry Schill, who was the very first chairman 30 years ago. “We never dreamed it would turn out to be the success it has become. It was just a one-year trial and it just went on from there.� In 1981, the show was confined to the ice surface only and Schill said he’ll never forget the conditions for the inaugural show. The ice surface had just come out the day before and the show was held on a cold day, leaving show exhibitors to stand on the very cold concrete floor for hours. “It was a bit of a learning experience,� he said with a laugh. Over the years the show has grown in size and the technology has improved somewhat, but in many ways the show hasn’t changed that much at all,

Schill explained. “It’s still one-stop shopping,� he said. And while exhibitors come from all over, most of them are still from within Mapleton Township or Wellington County. “It really is those local people ... and that’s the reason they come to the show,� Schill said. The 2011 version The 30th annual Drayton Farm Show will be held on April 6 and 7 at the PMD arena from 11am to 10pm. Admission is again just $3, with $1 of every admission going to cystic fibrosis research. The rest of the show’s proceeds - from both admissions and exhibitor rentals will go to various Kinsmen projects throughout the community. This year’s show will feature over 120 exhibitors, representing a wide range of products and services. For more information about the Drayton Farm Show, call Glenn Dobben at 519-3231734 or visit draytonkinsmen. ca.

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The Drayton Kinsmen - taking care of their small community in a big way living; neighbours helping club members enjoy personal by David Meyer Two actors struggle with neighbours and people work- development, fellowship and a each other on the stage as the ing as volunteers to help make satisfaction through teamwork. The Drayton Kinsmen their community just a little bit audience erupts in laughter. are part of a much larger A 10-year-old grabs the better than the year before. The Drayton Kinsmen are Association of Kinsmen and puck in a local hockey tournament, takes a quick look and an organization of young men Kinette Clubs of Canada. Kin is an all-Canadian sersends his teammate into the interested in “serving the community’s greatest need.” And vice organization founded in clear for a breakaway. Hamilton in 1920. The national The food bank needs help - there are plenty of needs. Through a variety of ser- association provides a frameand suddenly that help arrives. work1 for over 900 clubs across fundraisers, The Drayton Kinsmen rep- vice projects, drayton farm show 30th anniversary:Layout 1 3/15/2011 10:25 AM Page resent the best of small town business meetings and socials, Canada. The national association has raised more service dollars per member than any community service club in the world. The association of Kin stresses personal development through th community service. The Kinsmen are more than just a service club, although its list of groups helped is long and impressive. Members also get to meet new friends, have good times, good conversation, www.gencor.ca / info@gencor.ca / 1-888-821-2150 improve their organizational skills and obtain self satisfaction, business contacts, a night out, business skills, political skills, competition, fun, administrative skills, awards, speaking skills and a better family environment.

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The Kinsmen Club of Drayton is justifiably proud of what it has done in its community. John Green remembers the club was chartered in 1968 in April or May. He said he and Larry Schill, a fellow member, talked about how the club came from a farm community and should do something for farmers. They decided on a banquet and got George Jones from the University of Guelph to speak. That event went over so well, Green remembers suggesting for the following year to get federal Minister of Agriculture Eugene Whelan to come to Drayton. He said he remembers club members thought that was impossible, but Green had some connections and Whelan arrived in due course. The next year, Dennis Timbrell had just been appointed provincial Minister of Agriculture and he, too, agreed to be the guest speaker. That was the start of the Drayton Farm Show - a much smaller version of what it is today. Green said the idea of join-

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ing an all-Canadian organization with clubs across the province was appealing in those days. He remembers club members providing Drayton Kinsmen with ideas for community projects and said the building of the PMD arena from 1976 to 1980 proved to be important to the club’s growth. He remembers that many of the members were younger then and they supplied a lot of physical labour - which was good since they did not have much money. Green himself went on to become Deputy-Governor, District Governor, and national President of the Kinsmen. Hundreds of projects Members have completed hundreds of projects. Among them are an addition to now, the Agricultural Society building, the purchase of a rescue van and the Jaws of Life for the local fire department, the development of ball parks and soccer fields, and a huge contribution to the Peel Maryborough Drayton arena Complex. Those are only a few examples of what Kinsmen has done for the community. Kinsmen support The Kinsmen Club of Drayton provides support to a wide range of causes. Over the years those have also included: minor ball, hockey soccer figure skating, the Scouts, school trips and activities Kinsmen ball and soccer fields, the Moorefield Optimist Park and Playgrounds, The Drayton Festival Theatre, community theatre groups, youth theatre, the Drayton Farmers Market, seniors outings and foster children The club has also aided the fire department and Pregnancy Crisis Centre, the Cystic Fibrosis Research International Development (Cystic Fibrosis is the major cause of the international club and all clubs participate in the work to find a cure and ease the lives of those who suffer from it) the area United Way and the area food bank as well as helping to fund MS research.

The club is very concerned with children and provides anti-drug programs including a local Chicken Club, as well as bicycle safety courses. It supports the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the Ontario March of Dimes. It also provides financial help to local 4-H programs for children and the local Agricultural Society. Activities and fundraisers The Kinsmen Club of Drayton organizes a wide range of activities for the benefit of the community and to raise funds to help support its many community causes. Many of those events are annual. Over the years have included the Drayton Farm Show, one of the club’s largest fundraisers. Often in communities, events come and go as people lose interest or the driving forces behind them slow down or even move away from the area. But the Drayton Farm Show has been popular since its inception and it endures. This year on April 6 and 7 the club will celebrate its 30th annual event at the PMD arena. While that is a big event, the club has kept busy over the years with a number of other events, including: - Drayton Home Show; - dances and dinners; - banquets; - soap box derby; - bike rodeos; - street dances; - family fun days; - raffles, draws; - food drives; - Christmas tree sales; - parades - charity auctions; - barbecues - karaoke nights and air band contests; and - Proud to be Canadian events and Raise the Flag events. The Farm Show is the Drayton Kinsmen’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Thanks to the revenue from that show it can support many of the community’s greatest needs.

Photos (l-r): Wallaceville Dempsey Nellie (GP-83), Ten Hove Farms, Gowanstown, ON Hazelhill Dempsey Faha (VG-85-VG-MS), Hazelhill Farm Ltd., Sussex, NB Weststrander Dempsey Lily 347 (GP-80), Weststrander Farms, Tillsonburg, ON Mintvalley Dempsey Kim (GP-82), Mintvalley Farm Ltd., Breslau, ON Brookhaven Dempsey Andrea (VG-87), Brookhaven Holsteins, Drayton, ON Faha photo by Fletcher, all others by Robinson. Andrea photo reversed.


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ENTERTAINMENT Review: Shear Madness is a spring murder mystery tonic for the soul by Marie Male WATERLOO- A little murder at the end of a long winter can be just the theatre ticket. Shear Madness provides the audience a murder mystery tonic with a double dose of laughter and whodunit interaction. Watching the plot unfold and nailing the culprit has never been this much fun, especially since the audience

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itself will determine the solution to the murder. Set in a hairdressing salon where the intimacies of life are never concealed, the audience sizes up the characters, or, in this case, caricatures as the story unfolds. A brilliantly gay proprietor, Bronxy manicurist, a snooty socialite and a sketchy antiques dealer find there is a murderer in their midst. The investigation is underway immediately as two customers handily turn out to be cops. Everyone in the salon is a suspect for the murder of the aging prima donna upstairs. The performers desperately solicit the help of the newly discovered audience by asking leading questions and rehashing events; culminating in a vote. This is way more fun than discovering that the killer was Colonel Mustard in the library with a wrench. Wade Lynch, as Tony Whitcomb, is pivitol to the fun as the temperamental, hyper hairdresser who endears himself to the audience with his high spirits and arch quips.

He is returning to the role, as is Liz Gordon as snobby diva, Eleanor Shubert, who plays it with subtle style. Mary Ann Conk is Barbara DeMarco, the tacky manicurist who has played in American productions of Shear Madness for years and shows her skill. The players are remarkable in their quick wit in dealing with the happily interfering audience. Local references such as Tony’s excited “I haven’t done a shave since Grand River Hospital” add to the hilarity. Antiques dealer Eddie Lawrence (Gordon Gammie), and even cops Nick Rosetti (Kevin Sepaul, also returning to his role ) and Detective Mikey Thomas (David Cotton) are also considered suspects. Cotton will be remembered for his lead role in Disney’s High School Musical with Drayton Entertainment. They will all be remembered for their hard work and out of control laughter when often edgy witticisms are thrown in. Shear Madness is directed by Bob Lohrmann, who is the associate artistic director for the Kennedy Centre, in Washington D.C., where

the play has broken many box office records during its unprecedented 24 year run. That experience brings a smooth flowing life to the story and offsets any quirks that improvisation can bring. The set design is a cozy, gossip inducing atmosphere with working parts from blow dryers to wash sinks. Samantha J. Burson has made it fun and funky as well. The play is named in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest-running non-musical play in American theatre history, and holds the more local honour of being the most popular comedy in Drayton Entertainment history. Perhaps it’s longevity is due to enjoyable improvisation, and ever changing script and ending. Drayton Entertainment’s new season holds promise with this riotous show as the kickoff. Shear Madness runs from March 16 through April 10. Tickets can be purchased in person at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, online at www. draytonentertainment.com or by calling the box office at 519-747-7788 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).

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Famous, singer-songwriter Nabi, Woodwings Ensemble, poet Matthew Dryden, writer and illustrator Janet Wilson, Eden Mills Youth Group, novelist Sandra Sabatini and more. Many of the artists will also perform for the young audience in the afternoon. Manu Duhamel, Prometheus the Famous, is a juggler living in the Guelph area. He brings the magic of circus shaped to music complete with a unicycle and jumping stilts. At 9pm, the community’s respect for Earth Hour will add to the evening. Eden Mills community hall will turn off the electric lights, run the

microphones off a car battery, and use beeswax candles for lighting. This concert is a fund-raiser for the Eden Mills Community Club and Eden Mills Millpond Conservation Association. The doors open at 7:30pm The hall is at 108 York Street. There will be a cash bar with beer and wine Tickets are $20, and Miscellany for Kids is free Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at: The Bookshelf, Quebec Street, Guelph (519-821-3311) or from Kit Bresnahan, 519-8561188 or mail kitbresnahan1@ gmail.com.

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Equipment. The program will take place at Stewart’s Equipment, Brisbane, ON (Trafalger Rd. and Hwy. 124). Early bird registration: $99, after March 5: $120/course, $35/night, HST included. Price includes: Course materials, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call Bridget Ryan at 519-855-4562, or check the website: www.equineerin.com or email EquineErin@gmail. com. All course participants will qualify for a chance to win a Free Equine Guelph On-Line Course – $500 value. For more information on continuing education at the University of Guelph/ Equine Guelph, check the website: http://www.equineguelph.ca. CHAINSAW SAFETY TRAINING COURSES David O’Drowsky, course instructor, began teaching this program on behalf of OATI in 1994 and has provided instruction to over 1000 chainsaw users in Ontario. The two-day program consists of classroom instruction, workshop maintenance and “hands on” practice in the woodlot. A certificate of training will be provided for all those completing the program. For more information or to sign up for upcoming courses, please call 519-853-4994. Pre-registration is required. COMING EVENTS: Mar. 28 Grower Pesticide Safety Course, Elmira. Course starts at 8:45 a.m. To register, call Farmers Plus at 519-669-5475. Mar. 30 Grower Pesticide Safety Course, Guelph. Course starts at 8:45 a.m. and Separate Exam 3:00 p.m. To register, call Woodrill Farms at 519-821-1018. Mar. 30 and 31 London Swine Conference at the London Convention Centre, London. The registration deadline is March 16th. There is no registration at the door. For more information, check the website at: www.londonswineconference.ca or call Linda Dillon at 519-482-3333 or send an email to: linda.dillon@

A weekly press release prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. If you require further information, regarding this press release, please call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA Website: www. omafra.gov.on.ca GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS by John C. Benham The next GYFP workshop will be held in the Elora OMAFRA meeting room on Tuesday, March 29 to be completed on Tuesday, April 5, 9:30am to 3pm. This workshop is close to full so don’t delay in signing up since space is limited. In the workshop you will be supplied with a workbook similar to the EFP workbook where you are able to rate your farm management and come up with an Action Plan to make improvements. You are then in a position to apply for financial assistance to help carry out your Action Plan. Such actions as computer training, book keeping instruction, marketing courses, business strategies and succession planning are eligible for financial assistance. As well, you will be assisted in locating a qualified farm advisor to help you review your present financial situation and explore ways to meet your financial goals. This is an opportunity to explore niche marketing. So call John at 519-846-3394 to sign up for this opportunity. REMINDER - HAPPY HEALTHY HORSES EQUINE EDUCATION COMES TO ERIN This spring, horse owners can take part in “Happy Healthy Horses”: A three part horse education series in progress. Tuesday, March 29, April 5 and 12, 7pm – 9pm hosted by Stewart’s Equipment (Brisbane) and Equine Erin. This course is designed for the existing horse owner, small operator or stable manager. Learn from the professionals on how to better manage your horses, farm or stable. Save time, money and heartache by learning more about your equine friend. Happy Healthy Horses Course Schedule and Instructor Information: • Tuesday, March 29 – When to Call the Vet: Colic, Injury, Vaccines, Teeth Putting more bushels in your pocket and Prevention, presented by Dr. Brianne Henderson, West Luther 4-H D.V.M., Equine Guelph/ University of Guelph. • Tuesday, April 5 – April 1st, 2011 Nutrition: They Are What They Eat 7:30 pm Hay, Pasturing and at Damascus Supplements, presented by Alf Budweth, B.Sc., Agr. and County Hall Nutrition, University of Guelph, Sharpe Farm Supplies, Budson Farm & Feed Co. Proud Supporters of 4-H • Tuesday, April 12 – Build Right, Buy Right - Save Money Elmira Moffat Guelph Fergus and Time: Equine Fencing 285 Beatty Line 7707 Mill Rd 10 Maple Street 15 Sideroad 519-843-2451 519-837-0510 519-669-5502 905-854-2242 and Equipment, presented by McArthur’s Fencing & Stewart’s

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Rural Life

Alma Toy Show marks first year in new community hall by Mike Robinson ALMA - If the turnout at this year’s Alma Toy Show is any indication, it should be the beginning of a long, successful history. As the morning progressed on March 13, the parking lot outside Alma’s new community hall quickly filled. John and Helen Broadfoot were pleased with the turnout at the new location. John noted this is the 19th annual show - and the third since the Alma Optimist Club adopted

real good. Some people said they would never find us up here, but by the number of people it’s just excellent. It’s just a fabulous hall.” He added the Optimist motto is Friend of Youth, and the new venue allows for a separate section to promote youth at the event. As a collector himself, Broadfoot noted many people come to the show looking for that one special item for their collection. Helen Broadfoot said many

the event from an Elora club. “And it’s the first one held in its new home in Alma,” he said. Previously, the show was held in the Elora community centre. “It was a challenge this year after 17 years of working in the Elora community centre, to come to a new hall which has the same floor area, but different dimensions. “We have more vendors than in the past. This year we are completely full.” He added, “The public response to this so far has been

vendors like the show because it is classed as a “social show,” where instead of being all business, they can visit with one another. “It’s a more relaxed atmosphere - it’s been that way from the start,” she said. John Broadfoot added there is a difference other than the location. When the event was held in Elora, organizers left when the last vendor left. “Because we’re members of the Alma Optimists, we have to clean up ourselves at the end of the day,” he laughed. Long-time participants Marilyn and David Perry have been long-time participants in the toy show. David said they have been to most of the shows, starting in Elora. As for the new location, “I think it should be okay. It’s been well received by the vendors and service club.” He has been a collector for the past 30 years, partly because he is a farm equipment mechanic. His collection, which stems from attending various toy shows and through the farm dealership, fills up far more space than what he brought to this year’s show. The items in Alma were primarily his horse collection.

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FROM PAGE TWO Daniel In The Lions’ Den. St. John’s United Church, Belwood, April 1 at 7:30pm. April 2, 2pm. Free-Will offering at door. *** April 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild presents “Marion Bridge” 7:30pm. and April 3 at 2pm. at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre. Tickets $15. For more information, or Visa/ Mastercard sales, call the box office at 519-338-2778. *** Guelph Legion, first event in new branch will be Veterans Coffee Hour 11 am – 57 Watson Parkway South, Guelph. *** Guelph & Area Right to Life Annual Banquet. 5:30pm. Guelph Bible Conference Center. Tickets: $3 per person. Please RSVP by Monday March 28th. Call 519-836-6311.

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Monticello United Church Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-7pm. Adults $12.50, Students $5. Tickets at the door.

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Belwood Lions Jamboree. 7:30pm Belwood Hall. Come and Play, Sing, dance and just enjoy the Entertainment. $5 pp. (Performing musicians: Free). Call 519-843-7011 for information. *** 40 Days for Life Mid-Rally 7:30pm. Kortright Presbyterian Church 55 Devere Drive, Guelph. With keynote speaker Angelina Steenstra, National Coordinator of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. This is a free event. For more info. call 519-836-6311.

Apr 8

Harriston Community Foodgrains Bank Spring Banquet. 6:30pm. Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston. Dinner: $15. Tickets available from John Crispin 519-338-2899. *** Barrie Hill United Church Easter Italian feast and pasta bar dinner, followed by Euchre Tournament and Games Night. 6pm. Price $20, for tickets call Yvonne at 519-824-2519. (weather backup date April 9). *** Cancer Society Luncheon, Arthur United Church. 11:30 -1:30. $6- Soup, Sandwich and Dessert. *** April 8 and 9 Terry Heyden Memorial Pool Tournament, Harriston Legion Branch #296. For more information contact us at 519-338-2843. *** Wellington Christian Farmers Association Annual Membership Meeting. 7pm. Kings Hotel, Palmerston. Call President Wm. Denhartog at 519-848-2709 for info.

Apr 9

Frog Frolic at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre, 7 – 9pm. Please call to register 519-836-7860. $5/person. Who’s that singing in the swamp? There will be a short slide show highlighting Ontario’s frogs and a chance to meet with the Nature Centre’s resident hoppers, before we head out to the swamp to find the elusive spring peepers. Bring a flashlight and rubber boots. *** Scott Woods, Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion, and his band In “All Aboard!” A sensational fiddle variety show. 7pm. At Norfolk Street United Church, corner of Norfolk and Cork Streets, Guelph. Tickets: $20 by calling 519-822-6165 or 519-824-5672. *** Spring Luncheon and Bake sale, Sat. 11:30am - 1pm., at KnoxElora Presbyterian Church. Cost $6. For info. please call 519-8460680. Home baking at its best. *** Rock N Roll Oldies dance 8pm – 1am. Featuring Rock N Ray Michaels and the Retro Rockers. At St. Clements Community Centre, 1 Green Street St. Clements. Lunch provided. Cash bar. Raffles. For tickets call Wayne or Marilyn at 519-669-8747.

*** ABBA Tribute Concert.
Come on out ABBA fans, for a one-night only tribute concert at the Elora Legion. Doors open at 8pm, concert starts at 9pm. Tickets $15 each and are available at the Legion (110 Metcalfe Street, Elora). For more information call 519-846-9611. *** Vimy Ridge Day, 1-5 pm, McCrae House, 108 Water Street, Guelph, 519-836-1221. Recognizing the battle of Vimy Ridge with a talk on First World War by Ken Irvine at 2 and 4 pm. Admission by donation. *** March of Dimes Canada Walk ‘n’ Roll Fundraiser to support Stroke Recovery Canada, Guelph-Wellington Chapter, at Stone Road Mall. More information SRC Guelph-Wellington at 519822-5111. *** Jammin’ at the Drayton Legion - 2pm. - Come to play, sing, dance and enjoy. *** Old Time Dance, 8pm- 12am. $10/person, light lunch provided. Band - Southridge Sound. St. John Parish Centre, 160 Georgina St., Arthur.

Apr 10

‘Sundays @ 3 Series’ God So Loved the World, 3pm. Dublin Chancel Choir; Fred Graham, conductor; Michael Bloss, organ. John Stainer’s work as a composer in Victorian England is happily returning to the repertoire of choirs and audiences alike. Admission at the door: $18/Students $5. Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W. Guelph 519-821-0610. *** Harriston-Minto Cancer Society Annual Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, 11:30-1pm at the Harriston United Church, Young St. Harriston. $8 adults. Free draw for door prizes. Call Laverne Stinson 519-338-5566. Daffodil sales April 1 and 2. *** Ham Supper, 4:30-6:30pm. St. Paul’s United Church, Metz. Adults $12, 5-12 years- $6, Preschool free. Tickets at door. *** Rockwood Lions Pancake Breakfast at Rockmosa Community Center in Rockwood. Adults $ 7. Children 12 and under $3. Preschoolers free.

Apr 11

Restoring Antiques. Lloy Osburn, art conservator, explains the process of restoring and conserving antiques. Damaged or faded drawings, etchings, lithographs, maps, photos, are her specialty, but she also works on textiles, wood, leather and metal. 7:30pm at Puslinch Township Office, Road #34, just west of Brock in Aberfoyle. Sponsored by Puslinch Historical Society. Open to the public. 519-6589923 for further info. *** Tree Party, 7– 8:30pm. Harris Room, Elora Arts Centre. Celebrate NeighbourWoods’ achievements and find out plans for this year and how you might help our trees. Light refreshments, door prizes. For more info. 519-846- 9698.

Apr 12

The Royal City Quilters’ Guild (RCQG) will have its monthly meeting at 7pm at the Three Willows United Church on 577 Willow Rd. in Guelph. On this evening, Kate Bushy, a fibre artist, will be presenting her creations. Guests are welcome to join the meeting for $5. For more information call Judy at 519-822-2658.

Apr 13

Rockwood and District Lioness Euchre and Bridge Night. Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood at 7pm. $5 a person. Lunch and prizes to follow.

Sudoku Answers

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 below.

Horoscopes - For the fifth week of March -

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, although it may seem like you can’t go on without someone, you will take care of what you need to do alone. There will be someone new in your life. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, the difficult conversations are always the toughest to begin, but take some time this week to get these words said or they may haunt you for months. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, chances are you won’t see something coming this week. If something catches you off-guard, recover as quickly and as gracefully as you can. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you may want to take inventory of your income and expenses and try to curb spending for the next few weeks. You will need the funds for a big project later on. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you play an instrumental role in many people’s lives, and that is why you can expect to be called on in an important way this week. Don’t worry, you’re up to it. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, there’s not much more you can say so don’t waste your voice or your effort. Move on or you will just get frustrated. Romance seems likely this week.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you can’t put your finger on it, but something seems to be off-kilter. Once you determine the source of the disturbance, you will be able to resolve the issue. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, once you analyze a tricky situation, you will figure out that there’s not much more that you can do about things without a little help. Start recruiting. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, when placing too much emphasis on the financial, you can lose the true meaning behind the effort. Your priorities lie elsewhere this week. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you don’t like your situation, change it. You control your destiny, and all it takes is some work on your part to make a fresh start. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, trivial things seem to affect you this week. Focus on the larger picture, and you will discover things are much better than you had originally imagined. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, pamper yourself now because if you don’t there will be little time for it next week. Thursday is looking like a good day.

Dear Editor: We’re back! 2011 is here and we have come in with a blaze….er well a flurry of snow and rain. But rest assured folks, the sun will be shining and the weather will be far warmer come Friday June 17th, 2011 7pm-7am at the Fergus Community Sportsplex. This year Relay for Life is back, bigger and I would say better then ever. What I can say is that it will be fantastic because not only do we have a great expanded committee, we have an amazing Community who band together to make this evening the most memorable and spectacular. So what will our theme be this year you ask? Let me start with one simple question for you all. WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR CANCER? Each Cancer has a colour associated with it. Those that have been and/or are fighting the battle, those who have cared for someone and those who have lost someone to Cancer, there is a colour for everyone. Come join us and bring your colour(s). Bring your story with you to Relay for Life. Share your story with us on Facebook at Relay for Life-Fergus. Video tape your story and your team and send it to us so that we can play it at the track. Even if you do not have a team and you just want to come up and check it out, feel free to put your colours on and join us. John F. Kennedy once said “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” This is true in many ways. All the efforts of Relay for Life and yes other fundraising are contributing to improved research, and enhanced methods to combat Cancer. What we do today is what will impact our children’s future. Those children who could some day fight Cancer and beat it. Those same children who will grow up and who may be attending future Relays to celebrate the cure to Cancer instead of rallying to find a cure. Here are some of our promises to you: • That you will enjoy yourself. • That you will love being a part of Relay and all that encompasses this event. • That you will look around on the track during dusk when the luminaries are being lit and when you see the faces of so many impacted by this disease, you will not be able to help but shed a tear. • You will be prone to laughing, crying, dancing, hugging, skipping, running, belly dancing, eating and all in one Venue! But most importantly that once you are part of a team and experience Relay for Life, you will want to come back for more! The 2011 Centre Wellington Relay for Life Committee would like to extend a special welcome to all of you, and look forward to seeing familiar faces and new faces join us at Relay for Life at the Fergus Community SportsPlex June 17th, 2011. Sincerely, Jennifer Stewart-May Event Chair

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Please Call Donna Bryce, County Clerk, at: 519.837.2600, Ext. 2520* to confirm meeting dates and times, as meetings are subject to change.

FREE Social Enterprise Workshop Are you a non-profit or social entrepreneur? FREE Social Enterprise Workshop This workshop will focus on creative methods for self-financing used by non-profits to Are you a non-profit or social entrepreneur? generate income. Representatives of non-profit organizations, charities, co-ops and individual entrepreneurs fromfocus all sectors are welcome. This workshop will on creative methods for self-financing used by non-profits to generate income. Representatives of non-profit organizations, charities, co-ops and individual entrepreneurs from all sectors welcome. Monday, April are 4, 2011, at The Grand River Raceway in Elora Monday, April 4, 2011, at The Grand Rive Raceway in Elora

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Celebrating 15 Successful Years

Come visit the Second Time ‘Round store, a retail store selling quality used clothing and housewares. Proceeds from the volunteer run store go to the residents of Wellington Terrace. Second Time ‘Round accepts gently worn clothing and small household items during store hours.

136 Metcalf Street, Elora 519.846.8030

Open Mon - Thurs 10:00 am - 4:00 pm and Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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Is your child between the ages of 15-19, returning to school in September 2011 and has the ambition and desire to become an entrepreneur? Summer Company may be what they are looking for!

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AGRICULTURE, BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Mount Forest and District Sports Complex | 1:00 - 7:00 pm For more information www.wellington-north.com | 519.848.3620 | ecdev@wellington-north.com ALTERNATE FORMATS OF THIS PUBLICATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. For more information, contact: Jennifer Cowan, Accessibility Clerk, at: 519.837.2600, ext. 2373* or Jenniferc@wellington.ca

Summer Company is an excellent opportunity for youth to receive handson business training, gain new skills, take advantage of new opportunities and implement new ideas! Your child could be awarded up to $3,000! This is their chance to be their own boss! For more information, visit: www.ontario.ca/summercompany or call: 519.826.4701. Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre delivers the programme in partnership with the Government of Ontario. Open to the public, Showcase Wellington North offers seminars and workshops by a variety of experts throughout the trade show. The Municipality will also reveal the results of the Business Retention and Expansion Programme. Free Admission. Donations to the foodbank accepted at the door.

Reel Action Erin Films to inspire a greener future! Join us Sunday, April 3, 2011 for a triple header! Doors Open at 12:30pm, first film at 1:00pm Centre 2000 Theatre, 14 Boland Drive, Erin Free Admission (donations appreciated) 1. Green Legacy Documentary This short film focuses on the largest municipal tree-planting programme in North America – and it’s right here in Wellington County. Even the United Nations has given this one two thumbs up! (16 minutes) 2. Fresh - New thinking about what we’re eating Fresh is more than just a film. It celebrates passionate people who are re-inventing our food system, offering a new vision for the future of food – and our planet too! (72 minutes) 3. Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Story At 75 years old, David Suzuki shows no signs of slowing down. In this fascinating portrait, Suzuki the environmentalist reflects on his amazing life, and shares a deeply personal side that most have never seen. (93 minutes) www.erincinema.ca

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