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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of the Wellington Advertiser, Friday, April 13, 2012

Mimosa United offers Food for Thought event MARSVILLE - Mimosa United Church is seeking to become a rural learning centre this spring. The church will be hosting a series of dinner lectures on the Great Cathedrals of England and France during April and May. Rev. Jeff Davison will lead the group through films and lectures on some of the greatest architectural designs and structures dedicated to worship. In addition to the Food for Thought, participants can enjoy a full course dinner before the lecture, which will be served by the UCW of Mimosa United Church. Cost is a free will offering with all proceeds going to

church functions and service in this community. Interested parties may choose one, two or the complete series. Registration is in advance of each lecture to ensure adequate dinners and seating. Seating is for 50 participants only, on a first to register basis. Those planning to attend the lecture only need not register. The the lecture and film begin at 7:30pm. The lectures run on Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. For more information, contact June Switzer at 519-8554201 or email

Grand Taste fundraiser features food samples from local chefs ELORA - Food lovers can circle their calendars; it’s time for the seventh annual Grand Taste event, presented by the Centre Wellington Rotary Club. Grand Taste is a celebration of area restaurants and chefs. It is an opportunity to enjoy samples of specially prepared culinary delights while supporting the Groves hospital emergency room. Proceeds from the event, sponsored by OLG, will be donated the emergency room’s equipment fund. Grand Taste provides an introduction to the restaurants in Centre Wellington. A chef from each participating eatery will prepare a favourite dish for patrons to sample. Centre Wellington eateries participating include the Breadalbane Inn and Spa, Brew House on the Grand, Cellar Pub and Grill, Cork, East Mill and Tapas, Fergies Fine Foods, Fraberts Fresh Foods, Getaway Restaurant, Goofie Newfie Pub and Grill, Log Cabin Heaven, Mill Street

Bakery and Bistro, O’Briens Tap House, Shepherds Pub, The Fountain Head and Van Gali’s Café and Inn. Raise a toast with Guelph’s famed craft-brewer F&M Brewery. Entertainment during the event will be provided by Adrian Jones and Kim Regimbal. There will be a silent auction featuring items donated by Grand Taste participants and supporters, including art, events, food, entertainment, gift certificates and more. Tickets for the Grand Taste are $30, available in Fergus at Scotiabank, which will match funds for tickets purchased there, or in Elora at The Uptown Cafe, 140 Metcalfe Street, or from Centre Wellington Rotarians. Grand Taste happens on April 22 from noon to 4pm at the Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington Road, Elora. For more information contact Noreen Winter, Grand Taste chairman at 519-8466602 or visit the


Inside Wellington’s Events listings are reserved for non-profit/charitable events. Please send your event info to: 20-25 words 4 weeks prior to event date

Public Service announcement

The Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus has a wide variety of programs for all including bus trips, fitness, computer, dance, health and wellness, arts and music, general interest and everyday drop in programs. Registered programs may be taken by anyone over 18 years old. Don’t be disappointed register early for all programs and seminars. Check out our website at or call 519-787-1814. *** Just for Women, Just for Fun fundraiser for BBBS. Saturday April 28. Workshops, refreshments, lunch, raffles. Tickets available until April 6. 519-323-4273. *** Grand Valley Library, The Grand Valley Historical Society will host speakers from the Arthur Historical Society. April 12 at 7pm. All are welcome.

fri. Apr. 13

Community euchre sponsored by the Optimist club of Puslinch, 7:30pm at the Puslinch Community Centre. $3 per person. Lunch provided. 50/50 draw. All welcome. For information call Neil Smith at 519-837-3838. *** The Arthur & Area Historical Society starts a series of history talks on the Roaring Twenties with “World War I: The end of an era” by Ian Turner. In the historical rooms at 146 George St., Arthur. 1:30pm. Free admission, refreshments. *** Emmanuel Christian High School Silent Auction and goods, services and talent fundraiser, at 7pm. $10 per person at door. Evening of socializing, Great food and drinks while feasting your eyes on donated objects and services from local businesses offered up to be bid on. 8037 Wellington Road 19. For more information call 519-787-1851. *** Arthur Branch Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Luncheon, Arthur United Church. 11:30-1pm. $7, soup, sandwich, dessert. *** Silent Auction at the Arthur Legion . 5-7pm. Sponsored by Grace Anglican Church. Chili, hot dogs, pies etc. available. Everyone welcome for bidding fun, food and fellowship. *** The Art of Tony Luciani opening reception, 7-9pm. Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Road 18 Fergus. *** Fergus Elora Belwood Snowmobile Club annual meeting 7:30pm Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex - Mezzanine. 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus. *** “Wedding Belles” a comedy staged by the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild, at the fully-accessible Harriston Town Hall Theatre, April 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. 7:30pm. Matinee on April 15, 2pm. For tickets, $15, call the box office at 519 338-2778. *** Euchre. St. John’s United Church Belwood, 7:30pm.

sat. Apr. 14

Frog Frolic. Please call the Guelph Lake Nature Centre at 519836-7860 to register. 7-9pm. Who’s that singing in the swamp? Let’s find out together. There will be a short slide show highlight-

Community Family


Sunday April 15th 9:00am-11:30am Adults $6 • Kids Under 10 - $3 Fergus Legion Br.275 519-843-2345

Hall Rental & Catering Available

Sunday, April 22 12 noon to 4 pm at Grand River Raceway Upper Level 7445 Wellington Cty Rd 21

Sunday April 15, 2012 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 #M634122. FERGUS ELORA ROTARY FOUNDATION Staffed by: Centre Wellington Rotary Club and Fergus Elora Rotary Club

Proceeds to ER Equipment at Groves Memorial Hospital

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ing 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. *** ‘Little Breeches Club’ for Children Ages 4–7 Saturday mornings. Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre, Puslinch. Phone 519-837-0558 ext. 21 for program details. *** Canadian Fiddle Champion, Scott Woods and his band play tribute to “Fiddle Legends” 7pm. Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs. Advance tickets - $20; children 12 and under $10 by calling 519-885-5012. *** Pot luck supper and games night at Knox Church Ospringe. 6pm. 519-856-4453 for directions or more information. *** Ballinafad United Church all you can eat spaghetti supper. 5-7pm continuous service. Ballinafad Community Centre. Call 905-8734918 to reserve tickets. *** UCHS Spring 2012 Rabies Clinic 10am-2pm at Elmira Farm Service, 8911 Wellington Road 124 in Ospringe, (southeast corner Hwy 124/Hwy #125). Microchips $30. Rabies vaccinations (good for 3 years) $30. The clinic is open to all who are interested. Donations of canned goods will support the EWCS Foodbank. Upper Credit Humane Society, 5383 Trafalgar Road, Erin. 519833-2287. *** St. Joseph’s Church Listowel Fundraising Gala at Elma Community Centre, Atwood. Black tie event. For tickets please contact Bev Seim 519-291-4400 ext 3. Tanya Terpstra 519-3562847 or Catherine Terpstra 519-418-2602. *** The Colonel John McCrae Legion Branch 234 Guelph presents Tribute To Dean Martin and Johnny Cash. Featuring John Morello. 8pm. 519-822-1565. Tickets can be purchased at the bar or office. $15 each. *** Farmers Breakfast. Speedside United Church 8 -10am. $7 adults, $3.50 12 and under. Eggs, pancakes, sausage and more. *** Spring Luncheon and Bake Sale, 11:30am - 1pm. at Knox-Elora Presbyterian Church. Lunch $8. Lots of home baking for sale. Info. 519-846-0680. *** Saturday Night Ceilidh concert. Fergus Grand Theatre, 8pm. Join us and indulge in Scottish fun at the Fergus Tartan Day Ceilidh concert. Experience the incomparable Rant Maggie Rant and celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Fergus Pipe Band. $25 per person. Box Office: Fergus Grand Theatre 519-787-1981. *** Royal Canadian Legion Branch 275 Fergus spaghetti dinner. In celebration of the Ladies Auxiliary 70th Anniversary. Adults $10, Children under 10, $5. Tickets are available in the branch or at the door. 5-7pm. *** Downloading ebooks 101 at the Hillsburgh Branch Library, 98B Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh from 10:30 - 11:30am. Learn how to download ebooks, transfer books to your ereader, and navigate the overdrive website. Please register by calling 519-855-4010. *** Old Time Dance 8pm - 12am. $10/person, light lunch provided. Band - Bill Beattie St. John Parish Centre, 160 Georgina St., Arthur. *** Dublin Street United Church Art Show and sale. 10am-4pm. Admission is free. Dublin and Suffolk Streets in Guelph. *** Century Church Theatre. 72 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh Chinguacousy Swing Orchestra. Fifth annual concert, with a special tribute to the great Big Bands of the past. 8pm. Box Office 519-855-4586. *** Elora Salem Horticultural Society has a tree plant for 60 trees to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. We would appreciate help by contacting Shirley at 519-846-5579. *** Annual Spring Flowers Tea hosted by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Alma. 3pm at the Alma Community Centre. $10 per person. For tickets call Beth 519-846-9266. *** Masonic Lodge Farmers Breakfast . 8-10am. Adults $7, children $3. Prince Arthur Lodge #334, Edward Street Arthur. *** Cornerstone School fundraiser vendor sale. 9-2pm. Barbecue and over 30 vendors. First 30 people get a free swag bag full of goodies. $1 admission. 108 Forest Street, Guelph.

sun. Apr. 15

Sunday Morning Community Family Breakfast at Fergus Legion, 500 Blair Street. 9-11:30am. $6 per person, $3 kids under 10. Everyone is welcome. *** Tartan Day, Downtown Fergus 12 - 5pm. Time to “Tilt yer Kilt” and celebrate all things Scottish - its Tartan Day. Join us for the Pub Krawl with the Fergus Pipe Band; free Historical walking tours, Kilted Kilometre Race for all ages. Free. Call 519-787-0099 for more info. *** Spaghetti Dinner and Variety Show at Rockwood United Church (Dinner 4:30pm, Show 6:30pm). Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic Continued on page 15

Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, April 13, 2011 PAGE THREE

Alice Sinkner: From political immigrant to international artist by David Meyer

FERGUS - Alice Sinkner wanted to become a midwife when she was 18, but politics interfered - and led her instead into an international art career that has instead focused heavily on children’s entertainment. Sinkner was born in the Czech Republic, and took some early art lessons there - but her father found himself on the wrong side of the political spectrum during a chaotic time, and the family immigrated to Austria, where it lived for 18 months, before deciding to move once again. This time it was Canada and Kingston, with the beauty of the Thousand Islands, and Sinkner loved that area. Her midwife choice was forced; her dreams of being an artist remained, despite the blocks from her home country and then ones in her new home. “I wanted to go to school. I couldn’t speak English,” she said. She has long since overcome that difficulty. “I always wanted to illustrate,” she remembers of her Czech school days. Politics prevented that, but not in Canada, and she quickly learned that even without a great command of English, art is a universal language. Five years after she wanted to start in art school in the Czech Republic, she was enrolled in Sheridan College, merely the best known art and illustration school in North America. Such is Sheridan’s reputation that many of its graduates go straight to such prestigious places as Disney Studios to ply their craft. Sinkner remembers in her graduating year, she and the other two dozen students had to create a oneminute animated movie. She said what might seem like a very short project turned into many hours for all the students. It was a labour of love - and it had to be. She graduated in Collage Classical and 3D computer animation. “We had about 25 studios from the U.S. come to do their hiring,” she remembers of that final term. Those studio representatives made their decisions based on students’ movies. She got a job that took her eventually to Los Angeles and Hollywood - even though that meant getting a Green Card. She worked in several animation studios as a pre-design and background artist on animated movies such as Rugrats (the Klasky Csupo Animation Studio), Franklin the Turtle, George and Martha, Flying

Rhinos Junior High, Birdz, Walt Disney’s Gargoyles, Warner Brothers Waynehead and Canadian feature animated movie Anne of Green Gables. Around that time she also had a daughter and decided Los Angeles and Hollywood was no place to raise a child. She returned to Canada, but admits “Toronto scared me.” She moved to Oakville and commuted to a studio in Toronto and discovered she could work part time at home. That, she said, gave her the idea she could have her own studio in her house and cut commuting. Sinkner worked for Nelvana Enterprises, which distributes to broadcasters and home entertainment companies around the world. It is owned by Corus Entertainment, another major media company. Sinkner said with its size, Nelvana is a “cartoon factory.” She did four seasons of Franklin the Turtle for TV and

All types of art - Alice Sinkner is an international artist living in Fergus but doing work for publishing houses in Europe and Asia. She also created a line of jewelry and operates Kleio Horse Hair Jewelry. At right are two of her works for English-as-a-secondlanguage books for Japan and for Korea. Below is a sketch she did for Albatros in Czechoslovakia, her native country. She is also hoping to start teaching art students again from her home.

to children. She then moved to Fergus into an old house she has been fixing to reflect her artistic character and old world ideals of class, and it

works on animation and television shows. She said when she began, most of the animation work was done by hand. She would do water colours for backdrops, and the studio could superimposed characters on them and give them the sense of movement. It all began to change, though, when computer graph-

and design for the entire book. “I started working on Franklin - and have about 23 books published.” Plus, she said, there have been “spin-off books.” She did a “stickers” book and then a First Reader’s book. “People were buying my books in Czechoslovakia,” she said with a grin. “I went to Europe, and Franklin was on

“I sleep with a cell phone. When they sleep, I work.” Alice Sinkner on part of the lifestyle in having clients in three different time zones and working from home.

then began illustrating Franklin books. When her husband became ill, the family moved to Rockwood, where she continued to do a huge amount of work on Franklin the Turtle. She began offering art lessons

has a large studio where she someday hopes to again teach students several hours a week. Sinkner said she bounces back and forth between a number of art forms. The Franklin the Turtle books take up a great deal of her time, but she also

ics began, and she was right there to grab onto that new technology. She said she remembers one studio head asking her if it should get involved with computers and she replied with an emphatic yes. The reason is saving time. Sinkner said if a studio wants changes in a drawing, in the old days, that would have to be done by hand and could take hours or even days. On computer, it does not. “On a computer, I can do changes in minutes,” she said. The show where she began the switch to technology was George and Martha. She also did the digital painting for the backgrounds for Sullivan Animation’s Anne of Green Gables. And, she began working with Kids Can Press, illustrating other children’s books. She has now been illustrating Franklin books for 20 years, and she does the painting

TV.” And, she said, “My life is not boring.” Instead, it remains busy, but Sinkner has a love of work. “I found a New York agent and started working on illustrations for a Korean publishing company. I just finished two books from Japan. I sent a portfolio to Czechoslovakia. I have nine books published in Czech.” That work is for European publishing company Albatros, and in Asia she works with Korean publishing company Compass Media. The Asian books are often teacher’s aids, she said, noting they are often English-asa-second language books - an area with which she is familiar. She explained publishing in Czechoslovakia, where she does children’s books, is also a little different. “They buy the books from the U.S. and U.K. They have to find their own

translators and illustrations.” Sinkner does about three books a year, but because they sell well, that seems to be increasing. In a digital world, there appears to be some irony, too. “I’m going to Europe in two months,” she said of visiting her homeland. “I want to meet them and introduce myself because we’ve never met.” That is how an international artist works today. “Everything goes through email.” But there can be difficulties, she noted with a smile. Time zones in Europe and east Asia do not really match those of central Canada. “I sleep with a cell phone. When they sleep, I work.” And then she has a business called Kleio Horse Hair Jewelry that includes necklaces and bracelets. Sinkner started that in Rockwood. Her husband was ill and she started making jewelry using human hair. She said that was a tradition in Europe as far back as the 11th and 12th centuries, and “a big memory keepsake.” She recently took part in a horse show in London with a display, and operates her studio, naturally, from her Fergus home. She added horse hair to the craft and found success. For Alice Sinkner, life is a whirl of work. She noted she had just finished 12 illustrations for Korea and shipped them by email. While she was waiting to see if there are changes to be made, she created jewelry. Her life is anything but boring. To reach Sinkner and to view her jewelry and art, visit or phone 519843-3068 or email info@kleio. ca.


PAGE FOUR Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, April 13, 2012


April 15 - 21

Appreciation Week

Locals volunteer for Habitat fundraiser

Many events in and around county during National Volunteer Week

“Volunteering is a fundamental building block of civil society. It brings to life the noblest aspirations of humankind – the pursuit of peace, freedom, opportunity, safety, and justice for all people.” - Universal Declaration on Volunteering, 2001. The Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington is promoting a number of events this year to thank those who give their time to help others. Sixth annual Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement awards: This event honours the significant community involvement and charitable activities of University of Guelph students, staff and faculty. The awards were presented on March 29 at the McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph. Time to Give community breakfast on Volunteering: This year sees the finale of the centre’s celebration of volunteers through short films and we hope you’ll come out

to help us celebrate in style. Community volunteers, organizations and employers will grace the Guelph Little Theatre’s red carpet and guests will enjoy a breakfast while the last in our series of volunteer stories plays out on the big screen. The breakfast is on April 19 from 8 to 10am. The theatre is located on 176 Morris Street, in Guelph. Tickets are $35 for centre members and $50 for non members. Call 519-8220912 or to obtain tickets (space is limited). County of Wellington Volunteer Appreciation awards: The county awards are presented to individuals who demonstrate generosity of time and spirit by achieving outstanding results as a volunteer. There is a recipient from each of the seven towns and townships in the county. The awards will be formally presented on April 26 at county council. Caring Community Card:


Thank you for supporting our children & families in 2012

1955 - 2012

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.” -Sir James Barrie Volunteers... Ordinary people doing extraordinary things Visit us online at

Erin’s Volunteers Keep our community

LEFT: Deb and Josh Dalziel and Carol O’Brien volunteered as bar staff at the Shelter from the Storm fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity on March 30 at the Elora Community Centre. BELOW: Centre Wellington District High School Food School students volunteered to make and serve food at the event. From left are: Isabel Kosterman, Maggie Davidge, Jacob Hunter, Kassidy Kruger, Francois Giguere, Chef Chris Jess, Curtis McClelland and Joey Breese.

As a small token of thanks to the thousands who volunteer, the Volunteer Centre has connected with communityminded businesses to participate in the first annual Caring Community Card. It is available only through the centre’s 110 member agencies, and in commemoration of National Volunteer Week, the card will provide volunteers with exclusive deals at businesses, retailers, restaurants and more throughout Guelph and Wellington County. Participating organizations are: Boston Pizza, The Cornerstone, East Side Mario’s, Green Legacy Program, Halton County Radial Railway, Lorene Jones Financial Services, Manhattans Music Club and Pizza Bistro, McDonald’s of Guelph, Ouderkirk & Taylor, The Joint Café, Sweet Temptations Cupcakery, YMCA-YWCA of Guelph. As well, the Letter M Marketing and Kwik Kopy provided in-kind support.


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All of our Volunteers

who serve the interests of our patients and communities of the Louise Marshall Hospital, Palmerston and District Hospital, and Groves Memorial Hospital, including our Board Members who voluntarily serve on the Hospital and Foundation Boards.


Thank you to all our volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who has lent their time, efforts & skills to EWCS over the year. Your help allows us to support the community.

You are the heart of our communities!

We are still looking for volunteers to: • Work in our Thrift Stores • Seniors Program Assistance • Drive Clients to Appointments • Help with Special Events & Fundraisers

Ted Arnott, M.P.P. Wellington-Halton Hills 1-800-265-2366

519-833-9696 Locations in Hillsburgh, Rockwood & Erin.


Strong & Vibrant!

The Town of Erin council and it’s members wish to acknowledge and send their appreciation out to all of the dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly in our community.

We would like to thank

110 Metcalfe Street ~ 519-846-9611 Supporting veterans and their families since 1932

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to all volunteers Our community is a better place because of you! Our Hall is for Rent - Catering Available Stag & Does - Weddings - Parties

Volunteers Build Caring Communities!



VOLUNTEER WEEK April 15 - 21, 2012 Thank a volunteer today!

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Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, April 13, 2012 PAGE FIVE


April 15 - 21

Appreciation Week

Young volunteers help enhance local parks on new TVO series Giver

TORONTO - What can six kids accomplish in three days? TVO and Sinking Ship Entertainment are pleased to announce the launch of Giver, a new 13-part live-action TV series that engages kids in their local communities, as they volunteer their time to re-imagine and rebuild local playgrounds in parks across Ontario. Giver was conceived as a way to teach and encourage kids to become more involved in their local communities. “Giver shows what kids can do when given the chance to make a difference,” said Patricia Ellingson, TVO’s creative head of Children’s Media. “Giver proves that when given the opportunity, kids can and will do amazing things.” Working with the Ontario Parks Association, TVO and Sinking Ship Entertainment put a call out to communities across the province in order to select the locations with the greatest need for safe parks. They received more than 60 submissions from across Ontario and 13 communities were selected. In each location a team of six kids was involved every

Signature sign - The Giver episode featuring the Fergus dog park will air on TVO on May 8 at 6:30pm and May 13 at 3pm.

Giver group - Local kids and canines take a moment to pose after filming an episode of the TVO series Giver last summer at the Fergus dog park. submitted photos step of the way, from coming up with creative concepts and themes, to drawing up the plans, to the actual tear down and construction, followed by a public launch of the finished parks. With only three days to fin

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ish the project, the kids felt a great sense of pride in all that they were able to accomplish. “From being on Giver I learned that you can make a difference in your community no matter what your age, shape or size,” said 12-year-old Giver

participant McCaiden Dixon from Fergus. McCaiden was one of six local kids, with three pet dogs and over 20 volunteers, who came together last June to film the Fergus episode. While other episodes fea-

Victoria Park Senior’s Centre

Thank You!

to our many outstanding volunteers for your time, dedication, support and for sharing with us. 150 Albert St. W. Fergus • 519.787.1814

Thank You

We would like to express our gratitude to you for your dedication, your compassion and your time. Your contributions are very much appreciated by our residents, staff and family members every day. You truly are “exceptional people with extraordinary hearts”. To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, please visit us at our Volunteer Fair on May 16th from 2-4pm and 6:30-8:00pm at the Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home. For more information please contact Mary Black Gallagher at: (519) 846-5359, ext. 266 or We look forward to meeting you!

Dedicated to assisting seniors to remain safe and independent in their homes.

Call 519.638.1000, Toll Free 1.866.446.4546

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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart” - Elizabeth Andrew

More than 500 people were locally trained in Babysitting, WHMIS, AED, CPR & First Aid.

Food and Friends is a program of The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington.

young kids,,” said J.J. Johnson, creator of the series and partner at Sinking Ship Entertainment. “I was constantly reminded of how nothing is impossible when a group of dedicated people decide to work together to enact change. The Fergus Dog Park show will air on TVO on May 8 at 6:30pm and May 13 at 3pm. An episode featuring Guelph’s Circus Park airs April 24 at 6:30pm and April 29 at 3pm.

A sincere thank you for all the hard work our volunteers do in order to make our community special!

To the St. John Ambulance Centre Wellington Volunteers, who donated over 5,000 hours to their community in 2011.

Thank you to the amazing and dedicated volunteers who are feeding children at the 23 student nutrition programs in Centre and North Wellington.

ture kids re-imagining a playground for themselves, the Fergus show is the only one to feature the makeover of a dog park. Many upgrades were made to the Fergus Dog Park as a result of the show, including new agility equipment and trees, a dog house fort and a new water line. “It was truly humbling to watch as each community came together to support these

We appreciate our volunteers who help us to empower those with special needs and enrich the lives of all participants.

We would like to say a

Special Thank You to our

Louise Marshall Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers for their

90 years of dedicated Service & Fundraising helping us continue to provide care close to home

Volunteers are valued members of our team!

Thank You!

from Sunrise riders and staff! 519.837.0558 •


PAGE SIX Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, April 13, 2012


April 15 - 21

Appreciation Week

Survey shows more Canadians are volunteering than ever before

Newly unveiled research on March 19 from Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most comprehensive study on giving and volunteering confirms an increase of nearly one million volunteers nationally. The 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating also revealed that young Canadians aged 15 to 24, have consistently participated in volunteering more than any other age group for over a decade. In 2010, a force of 13.3 million Canadians over the age of 15 participated in volunteering, an increase of more than 800,000 since 2007. Those Canadians contributed 2.1 billion total volunteer hours. However, average annual

volunteer hours decreased to 156 in 2010 from 166 in 2007. According to Statistics Canada, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the number of hours volunteered varied from one hour to a few thousand hours.â&#x20AC;? Cathy Taylor, executive director of the Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It appears that a broader base of volunteers is growing. It is good news that more people are volunteering, even if the average number of volunteer hours has dropped slightly. A greater breadth of volunteers is essential to building robust and resilient communities across Canada.â&#x20AC;? Those findings are consistent with Volunteer Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmark research study,

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A Heartfelt Thank You to all of our volunteers for their ongoing care for our residents Eden House serving the Seniors of Wellington County since 1968 R.R. # 2, Guelph P. 519-856-4622 F. 519-856-1274 E-mail:

Bridging the Gap, which suggests volunteering is now more widely accepted as an inclusive activity for many. The Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington is using that research study to promote and encourage a new approach to local volunteerism. Another noteworthy finding is that community involvement changes through different stages of life. The survey dispels the myth of disengaged youth. Canadians aged 15 to 24 volunteer more than any other age group at a rate of 58 per cent versus the overall rate of 47%. That is a trend seen in the Canada Survey of Giving,

Volunteering and Participating since 2004. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have always believed that meaningful experiences for youth as volunteers will lead them to being actively engaged throughout their life,â&#x20AC;? said Taylor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These findings prove that young people in our communities are a valued asset. The average volunteer hours that youth aged 15 to 24 in Ontario contribute are 167 per year, above the national average. The 2010 survey data also highlighted the difference in volunteering habits among baby boomers, the generation born between 1945 and 1964.

A higher proportion of boomers aged 45 to 54 participate in volunteering than those aged 55 to 64 (45.4% versus 40.8%, respectively). However, boomers aged 55 to 64 contribute more average annual volunteer hours than those aged 45 to 54 (201 hours versus 167 hours, respectively). President of Volunteer Canada Ruth MacKenzie, suggested, â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this day and age, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing people find ways to engage in volunteering as never before - everything from quick bursts of micro volunteering through mobile handsets and Facebook applications, to leadership roles for all kinds

of causes, to front-line volunteer aid in war-torn regions of the world.â&#x20AC;? In the coming months, more information from the 2010 survey will be released as part of an editorial series in Canadian Social Trends, a publication by Statistics Canada. Those articles will explore in more depth the topics of volunteering and also charitable giving, as well as an article on the volunteering and giving habits of new Canadians and another on employer-supported volunteering. A special edition featuring a compilation of all these articles is also slated to be issued later in 2012.

First Volunteer Week saluted womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s war efforts

It began 69 years ago. National Volunteer Week began in 1943 as a way to draw attention to the impact women were having on the war effort by volunteering on the home front. By the late 1960s, the focus shifted to celebrating all community volunteers, recognizing that volunteerism was integral to the success of communities. There are 13.1 million Canadians who volunteer their skills, time and energy to provide a high level of community

engagement to provide support and assistance to our communities. Volunteers can be seen helping in a hospital, fighting fires, coaching sports teams, sharing historical information and coordinating festivals and events. Volunteers aspire to make our communities a better place to live for everyone. They inspire and encourage others to participate. Volunteers do it because they believe in something - healthy and safe neighbourhoods, active living, help-

ing others and being engaged in their community. National Volunteer Week pays tributes to those millions of people who give freely of their time and energy. Everyone is invited to join the Volunteer Centre of Guelph and Wellington in celebrating volunteerism this month. Volunteer Canada Volunteer Canada is celebrating National Volunteer Week with the theme Volunteers: Action. Passion. Impact.

That theme recognizes individual volunteers across Canada who dedicate themselves to improving their communities. Volunteers have a passion for getting involved, they take action to support the causes and organizations that are important to them, and they make an impact in communities across Canada and around the globe. Visit the National Volunteer Week website at www. for more information.

Famous volunteer words to inspire others ~ William James

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteering is the most fundamental act of citizenship and philanthropy in our society. It is offering time, energy and skills of oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own free will.â&#x20AC;? ~ Volunteer Canada

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not.â&#x20AC;? ~ Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds: it changes the odds.â&#x20AC;? ~ Bill Clinton â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no better exercise for your heart, then reaching  down and helping to lift someone up.â&#x20AC;? ~ Booker T. Washington 

â&#x20AC;&#x153;You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what  you give.â&#x20AC;? ~ Winston Churchill   

TO THOSE WHO HAVE RAISED THEIR HANDS AND ANSWERED THE CALL THANK YOU FOR HELPING TO BUILD A BETTER COMMUNITY In Honour of National Volunteer Week, Thank you for making a difference...everyday.

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Elora Centre for the Arts hosts volunteer meet and greet on April 17

by Kelly Waterhouse ELORA - The Elora Centre for the Arts is hosting a volunteer meet and greet on April 17. “We value all the effort and time our volunteers devote to the Centre,” said volunteer coordinator Lena Nudds. “Without them, this organization just wouldn’t be what it is today.” The centre’s general manager Arlene Saunders agrees. “We have over 80 active volunteers at the centre every year and we wouldn’t be able to carry out the many services we bring to the community without the help of the many volunteers,” said Saunders. She explained the list of volunteer roles are as diverse as the people who come out to support the events and regular maintenance of the art centre’s heritage building. Volunteers take part in fundraising, programming, special events, bartending and selling tickets at shows. The volunteers help the art centre with its room rentals by supporting other groups who make use of the centre’s various spaces for private functions such as concerts, performances or meetings. They ensure the centre is appropriately staffed for the occasion. “We are a big heritage building and we are responsible for the upkeep of this site, and that takes a great deal of support,” Saunders explained. “We have a volunteer building committee that does cleaning and maintenance, and we have a yard crew that takes care of landscaping and beautification of the grounds.

“It’s an enormous undertaking that we couldn’t do without our volunteers.” The centre also features two galleries, the Harris Collective and the Minarovich Gallery, each featuring exhibitions that are free to the public and open seven days a week. To staff these rooms, gallery docents are required to greet the public and answer any questions about the art work or

“Without them, this organization just wouldn’t be what it is today.” - Elora Centre for the Arts coordinator Lena Nudds, on the importance of the centre’s volunteers. the building itself. “Volunteers are also important with our programming, such as the PA Day art camps for children,” Saunders said. “Their assistance allows us to keep our camps affordable for which keeps our camps affordable for the families in this area.” As a not-for-profit art centre, fundraising is vital to the operation of the arts centre, and both Nudds and Saunders acknowledge the dedication of their volunteers in events, including two of their most important annual events, Art by the Yard and the Artcetera. Ensuring the centre’s continued success is also a vital volunteer responsibility. The centre’s board of directors is made up of 11 community volunteers, including artists, business people and interested citizens who donate their time and resources to ensure the

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis A sincere thank you to the dedicated volunteers of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, throughout Guelph and Wellington County. Your volunteer commitment is truly appreciated as we support women and their children moving from crisis to safety.

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growth of the centre’s initiatives. Saunders said volunteers range in age from 13 to 90, and there is many opportunities for people to lend their skills, whatever they may be. “We are always looking for volunteers to help as a gallery host, painting and building maintenance, special events, distributing posters in the area, assisting with children’s pro-

grams, office help, photographing events,working in the gardens and more,” Nudds said. “It’s a great way to make new friends and get involved in your community.” To show their appreciation, the Elora Centre for the Arts is hosting a volunteer meet and greet on April 17 from 3 to 6pm. Everyone is welcome, including people interested in volunteering in the future. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Nudds at or 519-8469698. The centre is located at 75 Melville Street in Elora. For information visit

The art of volunteering - Stephanie Toohill, centre, seen here at the 2011 Art in the Yard event, is an active volunteer with the Elora Centre for the Arts, where she runs children’s programming for the twoday event. Toohill is also the volunteer coordinator of the centre’s weekly TuTu in You sewing group for young girls. Toohill will be honoured in Kitchener on April 30 with a five year volunteer service award from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. submitted photo

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We extend our sincere thank you to our many volunteers and service clubs for the countless hours of support they have given the Fergus Truck Show for the past 26 years. The contributions of our volunteers are a major reason the Truck Show has grown into the success it is today. Volunteers – your contributions are invaluable! We sincerely thank you and look forward to your continued valuable support as part of our Fergus Truck Show team.

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OFA: Animal welfare reform needs to respect farmers by Debra Pretty-Straathof, President, OFA Farmers who raise poultry and livestock in Ontario do so because they enjoy working with animals. They’re professionals who proudly meet - and in many cases exceed - the high standards and codes of practice that determine normal farm practices for the care and handling of animals. Livestock and poultry operations are governed by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Act. The act defers to reasonable and generally accepted practices of agricultural animal care, management or husbandry. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has some concerns about the OSPCA Act in its current form. We believe farmers are being unfairly and unnecessarily targeted while using standard animal care practices. Some are vulnerable to unwarranted farm inspections, and even harassment. In 2008, OFA made a number of recommendations on behalf of our members for changes to the legislation amending the OSPCA Act. OFA also appeared before the standing committee on justice policy, which held public hearings into the amendments in the summer of 2008. Many of our recommended changes were not incorporated. Recently, a private member’s bill to amend the Act, Bill 47, did not pass second reading. OFA and Ontario’s livestock and poultry organizations will continue to work with government to get the right changes to the act. Specifically, we want to ensure inspection and enforcement is accountable. We want it to be clear and fair regarding entry to farms and assessment of farm animals. And, we want actions to be respectful of animals and farmers. Ontario farmers are committed to developing a responsible, made-in-Ontario approach to dealing with farm animal care concerns. We’re advocating for change on behalf of our 37,000 members.

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s HEADER s e n ll e W & Health It doesn’t take much to make a difference during Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month

Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. Throughout April, volunteers across Ontario will be working together to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. There are many ways to join the fight against cancer this April: - wear a daffodil pin for a donation;

- buy fresh daffodils from local volunteers; - make a donation to volunteers when they visit homes; - volunteer as little as three hours of time; and - spread the word. Canadian Cancer Society officials are asking Canadians to show support and make a difference in their own way – no matter how big or small. Money raised during

Daffodil Month helps the Society do everything it can to prevent cancer, fund research to outsmart cancer and empower, inform and support people living with cancer. The residential canvass Because cancer is in every community, so is the Canadian Cancer Society. Every April, during Daffodil Month, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers

across the province go door to door to collect donations for the fight against cancer. The money raised through the door-to-door campaign helps the Canadian Cancer Society fund life-saving research and vital support services for people living with cancer. Please give generously. The numbers An estimated 177,800 new cases of cancer (excluding

about 74,100 non-melanoma skin cancers) and 75,000 deaths occured in Canada in 2011. In 2007, cancer surpassed cardiovascular disease (heart and cerebrovascular) as the leading cause of death in Canada. Last year approximately 84,800 Canadian women were diagnosed with cancer, and an estimated 35,100 women dies of cancer.

On average, 487 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every day and 205 Canadians die of cancer every day. Lung, prostate, breast and colorectal cancer are the four most common cancer types in Canada and account for over 50% of all new cancer cases. About 40% of women and 45% of men will develop cancer during their lifetimes.

What everyone needs to know to protect themselves against esophageal cancer MNS - Experts predict that roughly 17,000 new cases of esophageal cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. and 2,000 cases in Canada this year, according to the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. Although not as prevalent as some other cancers, cancer of the esophagus is a concern for many men, who are more likely than women to be affected.

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by Chris Daponte FERGUS - The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network is hosting a Rural Health Symposium on April 19 from 10am to 2pm at the Fergus sportsplex. The event, offered in partnership with the Waterloo Wellington Rural Health Network, is open to all community members and will address issues surrounding poverty and health. LHIN community engagement coordinator Suzanne

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Chest pain or burning similar to GERD; heartburn also may occur. Coughing or hoarseness can be symptoms as well. Over time, individuals may lose weight without trying due to their impaired ability to eat. Screening for esophageal cancer is not frequent because of the rarity of the condition and a lack of evidence of an identifiable risk group. Therefore, it is often up to patients to ask for screening from their doctors. Treatment Doctors can do a series of tests to diagnose the cancer. These may include an endoscopy to see inside of the esophagus, different imaging scans to take pictures of the esophagus and checking the function of other organs to see if cancer is present. Depending on the severity of the cancer, an oncologist may recommend the following treatments: - surgery to remove a tumor;

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ENTERTAINMENT Maeve Donnelly joins Masters of Irish Fiddling concert series

Quintessence - Artists Margaret Peter, Lyn Barrett-Cowan, Grayce Perry and Jude Dowling gather at the Elora Centre for the Arts for the Harris Collective show Quintessence. The show runs until May 6. Absent for the photo is Ivano Stocco. photo by Mike Robinson

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by Mike Robinson ELORA - Though a drab day outside, artwork created by members of the Harris Collective shone brightly at the opening reception of Quintessence. The show features the works of five members: Grayce Perry, Marg Peter, Jude Dowling, Lyn Barrett-Cowan and Ivano Stocco. Perry explained each has the opportunity to participate in a group show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the third group to show at the centre. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing it a bit differently than we used to.â&#x20AC;? Peter said while there was no decision who would be in which group, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The decision was to have a variety of skills and media. I think it worked out very well. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be great.â&#x20AC;? There were a few organizational meetings. The show does not have a specific theme. Barrett-Cowan said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided not to.â&#x20AC;? She then added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;My work cannot be theme oriented because it takes so long [to create]. What it took me a day to do in water colour, it could take three months to do in fabric.â&#x20AC;? Peter added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We only had a few months to get our work together.â&#x20AC;? Dowling added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It can sometimes take a year to get the artwork together for a theme. If you are working in oils as I do, it can take even longer because it takes the oils a long time to dry.â&#x20AC;? Membership in the collective varies. Perry has been involved for two years, Peter about three, while Barrett-Cowan is new to the area. Dowling said while she had been with the collective only about a year, she has been involved with the Elora Arts Centre since it began. Responses to the opportunity to be part of these shows ranged from â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;awesome.â&#x20AC;? Perry said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really enjoy the opportunity to have group shows, because I think it shows of the work much better.â&#x20AC;? Dowling said the show used to be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;salon styleâ&#x20AC;? with 30 or 40 members having a few pieces on display. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was all jumbled up together so it was hard to look at.â&#x20AC;? Barrett-Cowan said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is also really neat to come to the music shows and be surrounded by the art.â&#x20AC;?

Perry paints contemporary abstracts in oil and graphite on mylar and wood panels and has come to realize that in painting, as in life, anything can happen. As a painter and printmaker Peter rejoices in the beauty of nature and the joy it brings her. In her Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Treasures series, she uses textured mixed media to reflect the colours of rocks and minerals. Dowling paints and draws architectural landscapes, the human figure, and still life arranged indoors and those

occurring naturally outdoors. She captures humour found in unexpected juxtapositions. Barrett-Cowan paints with fabrics with images ranging from out-of-context realism to fantastical memories. In addition to fabric paintings, she creates jewelry, cards and clothing. Stocco paints urban landscapes and expressionist abstracts in acrylic and oil mixed media. He creates a sense of rawness and depth by working fast and instinctively.

GUELPH - On April 14 Riverside Celtic College is presenting a day of workshops and an evening of Celtic music with Maeve Donnelly, All-Ireland champion fiddler and Juno winner, and guitarist Andy Hillhouse. Donnelly is well known for her fiery musicianship. She comes from the village of Kylemore, in East Galway, Ireland, an area steeped in traditional music. Over the years she has toured widely in the U.S. and Canada. Locals may recall a sold-out concert at the Guelph Youth Music Centre in 2006 with Scottish guitar virtuoso Tony McManus. Donnelly released her 2002 self-titled debut CD. In 2008 she recorded Flame on the Banks with McManus. Guitarist Andy Hillhouse, 2007 Juno winner and founder of Canadian Celtic funk band Mad Pudding, plays guitar and sings with the innovative fiddler Jaime RT and has played with The McDades. The workshops, led by both Donnelly and Hillhouse, include traditional Irish fiddle

Master of Irish fiddle - Maeve Donnelly brings her world-renowned musicianship to Guelph to join guitarist Andy Hillhouse for a day of workshops and an evening performance, presented by Riverside Celtic College. submitted photo and Irish guitar accompaniment, for musicians at the intermediate or advanced level. Workshops take place on April 14 from 2 to 4pm. Cost is $30. Donnelly and Hillhouse will perform that evening at 8pm at the Dublin St. United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W. Tickets are $20 advance, $25

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Guelph theatre presents The Glass Menagerie GUELPH - On the heels of Tennessee Williams’ 100th birthday, Guelph Little Theatre will present one of his best known and most beloved plays, The Glass Menagerie. It is said to be Williams’ first great memory play, with story and characters closely mimicking his own life. It has many challenges, as memory is notoriously selective, but director Tony de Ciantis rises to the occasion. Although set amid the 1930s in America, much of Williams’ social comment one escapism and isolation may in fact, be relevant today. The Glass Menagerie

captures some of the seemingly claustrophobic nature of today’s family life with its paranoid concerns over the evils lurking outside the door and overwhelming expectations and desires for children. It also gives audiences a beautiful glimpse of love and hope and the need for optimism in a changing world. The Glass Menagerie has evening performances April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 8pm with matinees on April 15 and 22 at 2pm. Tickets are $17 at the box office, by calling 519-8210270 or online at

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HARRISTON - Wedding Belles, the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s (GWTG) spring comedy opens at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre, April 13. A period comedy written by Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards, Wedding Belles was first staged in 2008. Set in the summer of 1942 and the townsfolk of Eufala Springs, Texas are doing their best for the war effort, especially the women of the local garden club, who are preparing

for their annual gala. However the focus changes when a young bride is found stranded at the bus depot waiting for the arrival of her soldier fiancé and the ladies decide to give her a wedding to remember. Their lives and relationships are thrown into turmoil as they rush to prepare for the nuptials in extremely short order. The resulting chaos is “extremely funny,” said director Patrick C. Smith, who has assembled an all-female cast

that includes Carolyn Wollis, Marion Parker and Roslyn Fortier of Mount Forest and Loretta Stevens of Listowel as the horticultural society members turned wedding planners. Alex Noecker of Moorefield, plays the bride in distress. Wollis (A Bad Year for Tomatoes), Fortier (The Rented Christmas) and Noecker (Annie) have all appeared on stage in previous GWTG productions, while Stevens and Parker are new to the guild.

Behind the scenes, the production crew includes producer Dan Bieman of Harriston and stage manager Helen Craigie of Mount Forest. Wedding Belles runs April 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30pm, with a matinee on April 15 at 2pm. For tickets call the box office at 519-338-2778 or e-mail ticketsgwtg@wightman. ca. Tickets are also available at Harriston Home Hardware and Shoppers Drug Mart, Mount Forest.

Time for another Hot Time in Hillsburgh on April 14 HILLSBURGH - The Chinguacousy Swing Orchestra (CSO) returns to Century Church Theatre here on April 14 for its annual spring concert. It will featuring all of the songs people know and love, played in the unique “Ching Swing” style. This year, to commemorate

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Georgetown Little Theatre presents Foster’s Looking GEORGETOWN Georgetown Little Theatre’s April production Looking is from one of Canada’s most popular playwrights, Norm Foster. Looking is a romantic comedy about four middle aged

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Disney-dressed skaters star at carnival

Top team - Centre Wellington proved to be the top team on the March 31 weekend at the second annual Ontario Municipal Hockey Tournament at the Mount Forest Sportsplex. submitted photo

Municipal Hockey Tournament scores big MOUNT FOREST - With 12 teams, the second annual Ontario Municipal Hockey Tournament kept the trophy title local this year. The idea for the event came from an exhibition game about three years ago with Wellington County, said tournament cochairman Barry Trood. “I happened to be in a municipal tournament about 25 years back when I worked for the Region of Peel.” While that tournament died years ago, Trood decided to get one started in Wellington North. He hoped it would turn into a catch-all for municipal hockey tournaments in Ontario. “Last year we had nine teams, this year we had 12 and a waiting list,” he said. That happened because there was only a limited amount ice time on March 30 and 31. “Next year, we’ll be booking the arena for Friday, Saturday and Sunday so we can take more teams in. It’s really starting to take off,” said Trood. There were teams from Shelburne, Wilmot, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Ingersoll, Blue Mountain and Norfolk

County - in addition to local teams. Trood said last year, “all the teams really enjoyed it, and that’s a big part. It was a lot of fun and everyone had a chance to meet, be friends, play some hockey and meet folks from other municipalities.” He said “The other key component is that we really wanted to do something for the municipality - increasing the ice times.” This year, the local Royal Canadian Legion also helped

by operating a beer garden. Trood anticipates the event also created a bit of business for the community, with visitors eating and shopping locally over the course of the tournament. And this year’s champion came from Centre Wellington, which defeated the defending champions from Ingersoll 6-3 in the final. The consolation final was won by Wasaga Beach as it defeated the Wellington County team 4-1.

Champs - The Centre Wellington Fusion Major Peewee AE team beat Hespeler 7-0 in the final game of a best-of-five series to earn the title of Tri-County Champions. submitted photo

by Bonnie Whitehead CLIFFORD - Family and friends clapped as the 25 figure skaters in the Clifford Skating Club performed their routines at the Disney on Ice Skating Carnival held recently at the Clifford Arena. The glides, slides, splits, and jumps were all rehearsed with coaches Nicole Lenselink and Nicki Stachlescheid. Dale Ersman announced the singing of O’Canada to start the show and everyone rose in the stands to sing along. Then the fun began with eight Level 1 and 2 skaters dressed all in black as little “chimney sweeps” to follow Paige Reidt, Mary Poppins, with the red umbrella. Four Level 3 skaters spun and twirled their grass skirts and colourful leis to perform as Lilo and Stitch. Five Level 4 skaters dressed in their High School Musical uniforms showed a lot of teamwork, while five Level 5 and 6 skaters showed their grace and speed as Cheetah Girls. Tiffany Lenselink glided across the ice in her solo routine, highlighting all the jumps and spins she has learned. Six skaters returned to the ice in long ball gowns to perform in Sleeping Beauty. Tami Piovesan, dressed in cut off blue jean shorts, plaid shirt and a cowgirl hat, showcased her favourite jumps and spins to finish with the splits. In their long braids and tunic dresses, several skaters looked like Pocahontas, skating with flowing bright yellow colours. Nicole and Tiffany Lenselink twirled and swirled and glided in harmony for their

Skater of the year - Olivia Wightman was presented with a Canskate Skater of the Year medal during the Clifford Figure Skating Carnival at the Clifford Arena. photo by Bonnie Whitehead duet routine. Snow White (Alyssa Casemore) was followed by The Queen (Paige Reidt) to take a bite from the apple and soon found herself asleep on the ice. Level 4 skaters then donned Minnie Mouse ears and pink tops to perform their follow the leader routine. A dozen members of the Mount Forest Ladies Synchro Team showed their style, form and teamwork as they danced across the ice performing intricate moves. Later, still dressed in their favourite costumes, all the skaters rounded the ice to show their final jumps, spins, swirls, and twirls and to wave a fare-

well to the crowd. Angela Wightman and Kaley Hummel presented each skater with a long stemmed flower. Coaches Lenselink and Stachlescheid received bouquets of flowers in appreciation for their work. Canskate Skater of the Year medallions were presented to Olivia Wightman and Liam Martin. Draw winners picked up their prizes and everyone was treated to cupcakes and refreshments before heading home. The carnival was a great finish to another season of skating at the Clifford Arena. Following the event, Mike Maynard prepared to melt and haul out the ice surface.

Bronze showing - The U-13 Girls Guelph Grizzlies brought home bronze medals from the Ontario Volleyball Championships on April 1 at Rim Park in Waterloo. The team finished tied for second place after the round robin. In the qualifying game, Guelph faced Ottawa Fusion and won both sets (25-23, 25-17). The Grizzlies advanced into the quarter finals, defeating the Oakville Thunder White in two sets (25-21, 25-14). Guelph fought hard in the semi-finals against Hamilton MVC, but lost in three sets (20-25, 26-24, 10-15). In the bronze medal game, the Grizzlies faced Sarnia Twin Bridges. Guelph dominated both sets (25-9, 25-14), earning the team’s first ever OVA bronze medal. The team consists of, from left: front: Sadie Scapinello, Melyssa Aramini, Sarah Lisecki and Emily Sou; back, assistant coach Amanda Timlock, Jenna O’Hara, Bridget Moynihan, Cassie Reynolds, Allie Shaw, Taylor Philips, Rainey Psenicka and head coach Leann Reynolds. submitted photo


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Soccer club welcomes South American coach PUSLINCH - The Puslinch Soccer Club has added a new coach to its roster. Julio Barioss played professional football in Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina. He has a diploma in football coaching from Argentina and a certificate in coaching from Uruguay. Barioss has coached professional adult soccer leagues in South and North America. Barioss is coaching the 9 year-old girl’s team in Puslinch and hopes to teach them his philosophy that soccer is more than a game; it is about focus and determination, team work, self respect and fun, health and happiness. When asked what it was like to coach kids at a recreational club as opposed to working with professional

JULIO BARIOSS players, Barioss said, “This is so much fun, no politics, no excuses, and girls pay more attention, I am so proud to see them improve and learn so much so quickly.” Visit for more information or to register.

Fine season - After capturing the west division championship of the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (LLFL), the Novice B Grand River Mustangs went on to compete against the three other divisional champs to determine which team is “the best of the best”. It was a very competitive championship weekend in Mississauga and the Mustangs finished the mini-tournament with a record of two wins and two losses, to capture the overall bronze medal. Up next for the girls is the OWHA Provincials Championships April 13 to 15. submitted photo

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Western Regionals - Ringette teams from across southwestern Ontario were in Fergus on March 31 for the Western Ontario Ringette regionals. photo by Mike Robinson

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Sudden death champs - The Grand River Mustangs Bantam 1 team recently defeated Kitchener 1-0 in the championship game for the gold medal in the league’s B Pool. Regulation time ended with the game tied 0-0. In a sudden death shootout, Haley Caldwell scored for the win. Stephanie Jordan got a well deserved shutout. submitted photo


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Tri-County Champs - The Centre Wellington Fusion Minor Atom A team won the Tri-County Championship after defeating the Burlington Eagles by a score of 2-0. Other highlights for the team this season included winning the Orangeville Early Bird AA tournament and becoming Bell Capital Cup Champions. submitted photo

Soccer club receives award ABERFOYLE The Puslinch Minor Soccer Club has been awarded WellingtonDifferin-Guelph Public Health’s Tobacco-Free Award. The award goes to organizations committed to tobaccofree sports and recreation. “We have always strived for a tobacco-free environment, our club encourages healthy habits including plenty of exercise, good eating habits and no smoking,” said Bruce Joy, president of the Puslinch soc-

cer club. “I think it is important to lead by example and show our children that a healthy lifestyle can be a lot of fun and is relatively easy to do.” All club sponsors must adhere to tobacco-free policies. The Puslinch Minor Soccer Club is a non-profit community organization for boys and girls aged 5 to 18. Practices begin the last week of May. Registration is still open but limited. Visit puslinchsoccer. ca for information.

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Elora Salem Horticultural Society honours Queen’s Jubilee ELORA - The Elora Salem Horticultural Society has a tree plant for 60 trees, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Society officials say volunteers are needed - and any and FROM PAGE TWO bread, salad, beverage and dessert. Variety show includes musical acts, comedy, puppets and much more. Adults $15, Children $8. Contact Brent Stiles 519-856-9372 for tickets. All welcome. *** High Tea and High Heels (Tea Party & Accessories Sale) 2pm. Centre 2000, Erin. Tickets $15. Warm up this spring with fabulous accessories for your wardrobe and table. Enjoy a cup of tea in your take-home tea cup and saucer, along with scones, and other treats. Bid on silent auction items. *** Rockwood and District Lions Club 33rd annual Pancake Breakfast. Rockmosa community centre . All you can eat pancakes. Adults $7, children $3. Call 519-856-9690 for info. *** Royal Canadian Fergus Legion Relay for Life community breakfast 9am-noon. $6 per adult, $3 per child. A portion of the proceeds is being generously donated to the 2012 Relay for Life. We can’t wait to see you all. Call Canadian Cancer Society, Wellington Unit at 519-824-4261 c/o Amie Banks, Fundraising Co-ordinator. *** The Guelph Jewish community will hold a Holocaust memorial evening. 7pm. Nancy Kleinberg tells an amazing story of compassion, survival and hope. Beth Isaiah Congregation, 47 Surrey St. W. at Dublin St. S. Everyone is welcome. *** Palmerston United Church Choir presents Come Walk with Me” at 10:30am worship. Please join us.

Mon. Apr. 16

Victoria Park Seniors Centre Seminar: The importance of early diagnosis. 10:15am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Elmira & District Horticultural Society presents Gardening for Wildlife with Crystal Bradford and Liam Kijewski. Trinity United Church, 7:30pm. Everyone welcome. Contact: 519-669-2458. *** The Harriston & District Horticultural Society meeting in the auditorium 7:30pm. Speaker: Suzanne Hanna, Sault Ste. Marie. Topic: The speedy business of gardening, Silent Auction and seed exchange. Refreshments and door prizes. *** Safe Communities, previously COPS Committee. People interested in being involved in policing issues within Centre Wellington are invited to attend this information meeting. Centre Wellington Detachment, Community Room. 4pm. Your input is welcome. Questions? Contact Pat Horrigan: 519-846-5930.

Tues. Apr. 17

Cancer Support Group third Tuesday of every Month, 10am12pm. Upper Grand 753 Tower, St. Fergus. 1st Wednesday of the month, Lunch Out. Contact, Joyce B. 519-843-3213 or Judy D. 519-843-3947 Ext: 100. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Widow/Widower Support Group. 1pm. All welcome, just drop-in. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, Guelph & Area Chapter, is hosting a family support meeting, at the Evergreen Centre, 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph. 7:30pm. Topic: Siblings. Special panel guests, discussions. Everyone is welcome - you don’t have to be a member. *** Guelph Township Horticultural Society meeting at the Marden Library and Community Centre, 7368 Wellington Road 30. 7:30pm Speaker: Gwynedd Brundett. Topic: Gardening in Small Spaces. Refreshments to follow. Memberships available. Call 519-822-5289 for more info. *** Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild has their annual open house display and tea at Kortright Presbyterian Church, 55 Devere Drive Guelph 1-5pm. Free admission and parking. *** Casserole and pancake supper, Rothsay United Church. 5–7pm. Adults $11, Children 12 and under $5, age two and under free. *** Michael Chong discusses the federal budget at the Fergus Elora Rotary Club. 12:15pm Fergus Curling Club.

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*** 4th Annual Teen Jam Night Season Opener. All Ages Jam Session - Live in the park. 6-10pm. McMillan Park, 109 Main Street, Erin. Free barbecue. Body art. Vendors spaces available. For more information, call or text Tracey 519-216-5379. *** Rummage Sale. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Mount Forest. Drop off clothing, shoes, linens, books etc. Thursday 9am-4pm. Sale is 4-9pm and on Friday 9am-noon. Call 519-323-2496 for more information.

Fri. Apr. 20

Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Telling your story workshop. 1-2:30pm. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Neil Diamond Tribute Show: Joey Purpura’s Diamond in the Rough. 8pm ANAF (Army, Navy and Air Force veterans) Club 344, 32 Gordon St. Guelph. $20 adv/$25 door. Tickets available ANAF. Special ANAF members price $10. *** Annual Fish Fry Dinner, Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church Harriston Two Sittings at 5, 7pm. Adults: $ 13, Child to age 10: $6. For Tickets please call 519-338-2624. *** The Arthur & Area Historical Society continues its series of history talks on the Roaring Twenties with “Prohibition - how Arthur and area reacted to alcohol being illegal” by Dave Stack. In the historical rooms at 146 George St., Arthur at 1:30pm. Free admission, refreshments. *** St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Frederick St. Arthur. Beef Supper. 6pm. Advance tickets $11, at the door $13. Please call 519-848-6858 or 519-848-2839.

Thurs. Apr. 19

Jamboree. St. John Parish Centre, 160 Georgina St. Arthur, Ontario. Start time is 7pm. For cancellation info. due to weather

Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph reaches 31 years GUELPH - The Kiwanis Music Festival of Guelph runs from April 9 to 27 at various venues in the city. From April 9 to 13, senior piano will be held at Guelph Youth Music Centre. Junior piano runs at Harcourt United Church and voice takes place at Knox Presbyterian Church. Intermediate piano will be held at Harcourt Church from April 16 to 19 while strings take place at Guelph Youth Music Centre from April 14 to 22. Performances will also include events in keyboard and digital piano, guitar, harp, brass and woodwinds, choirs and bands. For more information visit for event details and scheduling. Admission for adults is $2, children 18 & under are admission free. The Highlights of the Festival Concert and Awards Ceremony will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church at 3pm on May 27. Admission for the ceremony is $15 for adults, seniors and students, $10, chidren and under are $5. Tickets will be available through the River Run Centre box 0ffice at 519-763-3000. For more information, contact festival coordinator Heather Fleming at hfleming@ guelphkiwanismusicfestival. org or 519-821-4365.

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sat. Apr. 21

‘Little Breeches Club’ for Children Ages 4–7 Saturday Mornings. Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre, Puslinch. Phone 519-837-0558 x21 for program details. *** Barrie Hill United Church Spring Roast Beef Dinner. 5pm and 6:15pm. $15 adults, pre-schoolers free. 5702 Wellington Road 29, Rockwood. 2km north of Highway 24. Call Lillian for tickets 519-821-4555. *** Spring Fling for children in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 1 at the Hillsburgh Branch Library, 98B Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh from 10:30-11:30am. Spring into some fun reading, activities and crafts as we celebrate the start of a new season. Please call 519-8554010 or visit the Hillsburgh branch library to register. *** Roast Beef Dinner at Knox Elora Presbyterian Church, 5-7pm. Tickets: Adults $13, 8 and under $6. Please call 519-846-0680. *** Bahama Mama Dance at the Elora Legion at 8pm featuring the Barefoot Boogie Band. Tickets are $10 each - available at the Branch.


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Horoscopes - For the third week of April -

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, once you have your mind set on something, it is hard to get you to think about anything else. This dedication can be an asset at work but might also hinder relationships.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, sometimes the best way to help someone is to leave them to their own devices. This week you’ll adopt this approach, and it will work out for the best.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you’re in good spirits this week and it could be because you received some good news that provides you with extra energy. Get tasks done and then have fun.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, there is conflict at home, you must help reduce the tension. It may take some time, but use this week to lay the ground work.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, it may be time for a change of scenery, especially if you feel like you need recharging. Browse available travel deals and you can probably find something affordable.

Wed. Apr. 18

St. George’s Anglican Church Harriston spring rummage sale. April 18 drop off and shop 9am - 7pm and April 19. Shop from 9am until 1pm. *** Fergus & District Horticultural Society Meeting: 7:30pm. Victoria Park Centre, Fergus. Topic: Landscaping and Architecture: Exploring the Relationship. Speaker: Doug Mooder. Everyone welcome. For more info. call Roberta at 519-843-5892. *** Rummage Sale At Mount Forest United Church. 4-8pm and April 19, 8:30-noon. *** Everton Cemetery Board Annual meeting, 7:30pm at the home of Gord and Grace Thomson, 5319 6th Line. For more info. call 519-856-4268. Volunteers welcome.

all support would be appreciated. To assist with the Queen Jubilee’s tree planting event, contact Shirley Shoemaker at 519-846-5579.

Royal Canadian Fergus Legion & Relay for Life are hosting another fantastic community breakfast in conjunction with the folks at the Fergus Legion once again. Bring your family and enjoy a hot meal while catching up with friends from your community. Come see what Relay for Life has in store for this year’s event!

Cost: $6.00 per adult $3.00 per child A portion of the proceeds is being generously donated to the 2012 Relay for Life. Canadian Cancer Society, Wellington County Unit, 4a-214 Speedvale Ave W, Guelph, ON N1H 1C4 , 519-824-4261 ext 3176 c/o Amie Banks, Fundraising Coordinator or you can email her at

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, with so much change in the air, you may want to shout it from the hills. However, it may be wise to keep things hush-hush for a while until it’s all worked out.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, accept help when it is offered. Doing so will reduce stress and put you in a better frame of mind. Someone close to you has a proposition.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, there’s no time like the present to do a self-analysis and take the steps to change something that has been on your mind. You’ll have the support of family.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, though you often enjoy being the center of attention, there are many times -- like this week -- when you simply thrive being able to recuperate out of the limelight.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, positive thinking can often help you overcome obstacles, but so can simply taking some action. Expect good news this week.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, when an opportunity presents itself, jump on it without delay. This could be the break you’re looking for, so don’t pass up the opportunity to get on board. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, pick your battles and recognize that there are certain things that you just can’t change. It may prove frustrating, but that’s the way it is.

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Saturday Night Ceilidh Concert Join us and indulge in Scottish fun at the Fergus Tartan Day Ceilidh Concert! Experience the incomparable Rant Maggie Rant and celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the Fergus Pipe Band.

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• Organic waste makes up approximately 30% of household waste. • By composting kitchen and yard waste, you will: - divert waste from landfill. - save money on disposing of your garbage. • Each rain barrel holds 208 litres of rain water. • Use rain water to water gardens and wash your car.

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Is Your Water Well? During the spring thaw and periods of heavy rain, bacteria are more likely to enter private wells and cisterns. These bacteria can make you sick with stomach cramps, diarrhea, and other problems. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health recommends you test your water at least three times every year. Besides helping you have your well water tested, we can also help you: • Interpret your test results • Provide information on disinfection and filtration systems, well upgrading, and maintenance • Provide fact sheets and educational materials on water quality To test your water, pick up an empty water bottle and form from any public health or municipal office.

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