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Wellingt­­­on Don Doyle: Celebrating 30 years with the Lions Club

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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of the Wellington Advertiser, Friday, April 29, 2011

Public Service Announcements

At the March 21 meeting of the Ariss and District Branch Lions Club, President Lion Brian Kurtz, left, presented a cheque for $1,500. Robin Milne, Guelph-Eramosa Township Recreation Director accepted the first installment of the Lions 10 year $15,000 pledge to the Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre for one of the electronic score boards. contributed photo

Application for charter signed

The Ariss and District Branch Lions Club signed the application to be sent to Lions Clubs International for chartering a new Lions Club. District A15 Governor Lion Todd Wilson, of the Elmira Lions Club, signed the application along with charter President Lion Brian Kurtz and charter secretary Lion Hilda Wainwright at the Monday, May 21st Lions meeting. The Guelph Royal City Lions Club, sponsor of the new Ariss and District Lions Club, has set the date of May 30 for the charter night celebration.

The event will be held in the Woolwich Township community hall in St. Jacobs. The use of the facility is being donated by the St. Jacobs Lions Club. The new club has 20 members signed and is still accepting applications for charter membership. Anyone interested in learning more about Lions and the Ariss Club contact Kurtz at 519 -836-0342 or Membership Chair, Lion Larry Wainwright at 519-843-4516 or lionlrw@

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

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on Wednesday, May 4, between 9 and 3. Visit the JK to Grade 8 classrooms. Tour the school. Get information. Enjoy refreshments. See the Science Fair. CCS provides excellent elementary education with the Christian point of view woven in. JK/SK meets three days.


Sunday May 15, 2011 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

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. *** Grandmothers of the Grand meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Heritage River Retirement Residence, 25 Wellington Drive, Elora. Please join us if you are interested in helping us raise awareness and funds for the AIDS/HIV pandemic in Africa, specifically for the Stephen Lewis Foundation - Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign. For more information call Cinda at 519-843-1034. *** Knights of Columbus, Guelph. Karaoke every Friday night 9pm. 84 Lewis Road. 519-821-4050 Glen. No admission charge. Open to the public. *** Guelph and District Multicultural Award. Nominations for the Youth, Adult or a Group/Organization category will be accepted until May 1. Entry forms and additional information available at *** Was your grade twelve graduation from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School, Guelph in 2001? If so, please join alumni and teachers for a drop in 10-year reunion on Saturday, June 4 from 1 to 4pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School. To RSVP for the event or for more information, contact Michelle or Shaun at

Apr 29

Fish Fry by Howell’s. Alma Optimist Club, 5-7pm. Alma Community Hall, Tickets $12. Tickets at the door. *** Until May 1- Music and Art for Kids Education at Stone Road Mall, previewing more than 50 original pieces of art by local artists. Viewers can bid on artwork, and enter a contest to guess names of each piece, inspired by song titles. Auction continues online until June 1. For details call 519-767-1317. *** Euchre Card Party 7:30pm St. Teresa of Avila Church Hall. 19 Flamingo Drive, Elmira, $6. Cash prize, lunch. All welcome. *** Spring Tyme at Churchill Community Church. 4-8pm and Saturday, April 30, 7:30am - 1pm. Churchill Church is located at Erin Third Line and the Erin-Halton Townline. *** Chili Supper and Hootenanny, 5-7pm. Arkell United Church, 600 Arkell Road. Open Seating. Adults: $12, under 12 yrs: $6, under 6 yrs: free. Contact Pat Duffield, 519-821-9351, Glenna Smith 519-824-0217. *** Card Party. 7pm at Church of Our Lady (Basement Hall), 28 Norfolk St. Guelph. $3 to cover cost of lunch and prizes. *** Harriston Legion Branch #296 Dinner. 5-7pm. Tickets $12, Children under 12 $6, Preschoolers Free. Call 519-338-2843.

Apr 30

Just for Women, Just for Fun day-long fundraiser for BBBS. Workshops, refreshments, lunch, raffles, silent auction. 519-3234273. *** Giant Garage Sale - sponsored by IODE-Royal Wyndham Chapter. 8am - 12pm, 185 Janefield Ave, Guelph. All proceeds to charities. *** Rockwood United Church, Country Breakfast - 8- 11am. Pay at the door - Adults $7. Children 5-11 $5. Family Deal $20 (2 adults and 2 or more children). *** Grand Valley Agricultural Society Dinner and Show with tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel featuring Jeff Brewer. $30pp. For tickets 519-928-5754. *** Fergus first annual mom to mom sale at Marantha Christian School. 8 -12pm. $1 admission fee. To rent a table for $20 please contact Nicoline Pieffers at 519-787-0506. ***

Arthur Legion Karaoke. 8:30pm. *** Spring Fling and Rummage Sale. 9-4pm. At the Elora Legion, 110 Metcalfe St. Elora. Free admission. Toonie Barbecue lunch 11am -1pm. *** Roast Beef dinner 5-7pm. Knox Elora Presbyterian Church. Tickets adult $12, 8 & under $6. Call 519-846-0680 for tickets. *** 2nd Annual Avery’s Bravery Race at 10am at the Rockwood Conservation. 2km walk & 5km run. All proceeds to Sick Kids Hospital. Free kids activities & 100 metre dash. More info. at *** Dance in the New Alma Community Hall. 8pm-12am. With Country Versatiles. $10. *** Annual 4-H and Community Old Tyme Dance featuring the Puslinch Country Squires and square dance caller, Jack Irwin at the Rockton Fair Grounds, Old Hwy 8, 7:30pm. Please bring finger food for a pot-luck lunch to be served at 10pm. Admission is $8; children 9 years and under are free. For more information call 519-623-0219. *** Aberfoyle Junction Model Railway Spring Show. 10-4:30. Admission: Adults $8, children $5, seniors $6. Hwy 401, Exit at #299 (N. to Guelph). Located on old #6 Hwy, south of Aberfoyle. Watch for signs. Call 519-836-2720 for more info. *** K of C Ham Roll. Bridgeport Rod and Gun Club, 1229 Beitz Rd. RR1 Breslau. (519-648-2633). 7:30pm. Evening of chances. Call Mike 519-648-3394. *** Clothing drive at Salem Public School. 11am - 3pm. All clothing collected will go to the Canadian Diabetes Association as part of a school fundraiser for annual playground maintenance. *** Please come to the car wash & bake sale at Salem Public School as a fundraiser for our grade 6 class trip. 11am - 1pm. *** Doors Open Guelph - Guelph’s finest buildings open their doors for free public tours 10am- 4 pm. Information 519-836-3280. *** Multiple Births Guelph-Wellington (Twins Club) “We’ve Outgrown it Sale!” 10am – 1pm. Three Willows United Church, 577 Willow Rd. Guelph. Admission; Charitable Donation. Cash Sales only. Huge selection of gently used clothes (size 0 - 16), toys, equipment and maternity items. Everyone Welcome. For more details contact Shawna at 519-829-5337. *** Tim McGraw and Shania Twain Tribute Concert 2pm and 8pm. A Tribute to two of the biggest stars in country music. Drayton Festival Theatre, 33 Wellington St., Drayton Ticket Prices: $25. Tel: 519-638-5555 or Toll Free: 1-855-drayton (372-9866). *** Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. “The Lorne Elliott Comedy Show”. Canada’s funniest funnyman, star of CBCs “Madly Off in All Directions”, with his own special brand of comedy and humour. 8pm. Box Office 519-855-4586. *** Everdale’s Seedy Saturday, 11am- 4pm. 5812 6th Line, Hillsburgh. Admission $3, kids free. For info. contact Jennifer Lennie: 519855-4859 x101.

May 1

Centre Wellington Rotary Club presents its 6th annual Grand Taste. Sample the culinary delights from the local restaurants, from 12-4pm at the Grand River Raceway (upper level), Elora. Tickets - $30 per person, at Scotiabank in Fergus, and Uptown Café in Elora. Proceeds to the Groves Hospital Foundation CT Plus Campaign. *** Discovering the Barns of Erin Township. Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh, 2-4pm. June and Craig Switzer and their 4-H Club Members showcase the classic barns in Erin. Please call 519787-7069 for more info. *** Centre Wellington Singers “ Family, Folk and Fun” concert with Nonie Crete, 3:30pm. Melville United Church, Fergus. Tickets $12 adults, $5 children 12 and under. From members, at door Back by popular demand or reserve at 519-843-2935. *** Guelph Model Railroad Society Spring Show. 10am5pm. 50 Crimea St. Guelph. Admission $5 for adults, kids under 12 are free. Call 519856-4983 for more info. *** /MEAL Hike the Trail Series 2011, 10am “Welcome Spring” Hike begins at the Gerrie Road 1/2 Chicken, Baked Potato, Dinner Roll, Coleslaw, Dessert Entrance, Elora. For more information call 519-843- Pick-Up between 5:00-7:00pm 2800. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 325 St. George St., W., Fergus *** Euchre party at Sacred Heart Church, Kenilworth at 8pm. Admission: by donation only, at the Church Office 519-843-3565

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Don Doyle: Local volunteer celebrating his 30th year in the Fergus Lions Club by Chris Daponte

FERGUS - Not long after moving to town in 1981, Don Doyle was asked if he would be interested in becoming a member of the Fergus Lions Club. “That’s probably the best invitation I’ve ever had,” said Doyle. Now celebrating his 30th year with the Lions, Doyle has held every major position in the club and has enjoyed taking part in various fundraisers over

said members of the Fergus Lions Club certainly appreciate Doyle’s “wonderful sense of humour,” in addition to his dedication over the years to club events like the Home Show. “He’s very hard working and very dedicated,” Peterson said. “He’s a mentor in some respects to the less experienced members ... ... he’s a very

“It’s just a way of giving back to the community that supported us so well.” - Don Doyle, on volunteering in Fergus. the last three decades. “There’s always lots of opportunities to take advantage of the Lions Club motto to help the less fortunate,” he said. Doyle has filled various roles, including co-chair, with the Home and Leisure Show in Fergus, which this year will be held May 4 to 6 at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. Doyle has also dedicated his time to other Lions endeavours, including bingo events, the local Santa Claus parade, the Scottish Festival and Highland Games, the arthritis fundraising drive, the FergusElora seniors transit bus, and the development of the Grand River Arboretum in Fergus. At the district level, Doyle has served as cabinet secretary, chair of effective speaking events and presenter at district training days. “I try to take part in any and all Lions projects that I can,” he said. When asked if the club helps keep him busy in his “retirement,” Doyle smiles. “Oh ya ... but not at all,” he said humbly. President Norma Peterson

important member of the club in terms of his experience and knowledge.” Doyle’s volunteer work does not end with the Lions Club. For the last decade he has worked in Wellington County as a volunteer driver for the Cancer Society. He annually drives about 8,000 kilometres (on average) and is paid only for mileage, even though he has had trips that have lasted upwards of 12 hours. “I’ve always felt it was an important cause,” said Doyle, whose mother died of cancer in 1952. For him, what makes it all worthwhile is the feedback he gets from cancer patients, who are so thankful for the help in getting to doctor appointments or life saving treatments. “I’ve driven for people who have said, ‘If it wasn’t for the volunteer drivers, I might as well stay home and die,’” Doyle said. He got involved as a volunteer Cancer Society driver shortly after he retired in 1999. For the previous 17 years he

and his wife, Mary, owned and operated Doyle Paint and Wallpaper on St. Andrews Street in downtown Fergus. “We met a lot of nice people and the town supported us well,” Doyle said of their time owning the store. The idea to open the store came up while Doyle was managing a paint store in Preston, near Cambridge. Feeling that was a dead-end job, and once their children were old enough, he and Mary decided to start their own store. Doyle, an only child who grew up on a farm just outside Mount Forest, is now a father of five, grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of one. He’s come a long way since his first job many years ago at a Cambridge factory, where he volunteered for the business’ benefit society and also as a representative with the Credit Union. Over the years he has also volunteered with the Preston BIA, the Fergus BIA and the

Familiar face - Local resident Don Doyle has volunteered for almost 20 years at the Fergus Grand Theatre, including jobs as house manager, usher and concessions worker. Fergus Truck Show (for the last eight years). He is also a member of the Royal City Ambassadors singing group. And for the last two decades he has been a familiar face at the Fergus Grand Theatre, where he has volunteered as an usher, house manager and concessions worker. Indeed, Doyle has amassed a volunteer resume that is the envy of many, but he can’t recall what first made him gravitate to a life of helping others. “I have no idea,” he said with a laugh, before adding he does want to repay some of the generosity he has received over the years from those in the Fergus area. “It’s just a way of giv-

adding the show is the club’s largest fundraiser of the year. There is no charge to get into the show and the Lions Club expects close to 150 exhibitors to take part at next week’s event. “It’s a popular show,” he said. And thanks to dedicated members like Doyle, the Fergus Lions Club will be able to capitalize on that success - as it has for over 30 years - and generate some much-needed funds for vital community projects. For more information on the Fergus Home and Leisure Show visit

ing back to the community that supported us so well,” he said. In fact, he feels so comfortable in the area, he doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon. He jokes that he and his wife have burial plots in the local cemetery so they’ll “forever” be in the town they love. “We like Fergus; I wouldn’t want to move anywhere else,” he said. One of the annual highlights in his home town is the Fergus Lions Home and Leisure Show, at which all of the 40-plus members of the club are expected to participate. “It’s a way of us turning our free time into money for the club,” Doyle said,

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LIST OF EXHIBITORS Abel Pest Control Achieve Financial Almost Anything Wood Alpha Graphics and Signs AM Roofing AJMac. Enterprises Aquarius Water Treatment Arthur Travel Services Automated Door Systems Ltd. B-J Electronics Bath Crest Bath Solutions Bayshore Home Health Ben’s Vacuum Service Bosman Home Front Bush Enterprises C/A Design Canadian Tire Centre Wellington Veterinary Group Clera Windows & Doors (FM Industries) Cheer On Inc. Cogeco Cable Inc. (Burlington) Costco Wholesale Cotton’s Auto Centre County of Wellington Solid Waste Services

Cover-Ups Carpeting & Flooring Creative Memories Creo Landscaping Culligan Water Treatment Definition Fitness Dominion Lending Centre Donkers Harris Ltd. Dream Home Cabinetry Earth FX Energy Ecclestone Financial Group Edge Reality Elmira Farm Services Enercontrol Technologies Epicure Selections Etcetera Day Spa Fancy That Cake Fergus Custom Woodworking Fergus Educational Services Fergus Fall Fair Fergus Family Chiropractic Fergus Freshco Grocers Fergus Food Bank Fergus Lions Club Fergus Lioness Club Fergus Scottish Festival Fergus Truck Show Fireside Home Comfort

Fish Farm Supply Co. Formafence Futurehaven Canine Centre Gardens Edge Gartech Innovation Grand Flags Grand River Raceway Grand River Staging Grand Valley Lions Club Grandview Landscaping Ltd. Green Window Works Guelph (Expedia)Cruise Ships Grandview Landscaping Ltd. Guelph Kia Guelph & District Assoc. of Realtors Hanover Holiday Tours Herbal One Weight Management Centre Heritage Centre Wellington & Fergus BIA Heritage River Retirement Residence Hometown Sears Fergus Hylander Way Driving Schools Inside Connections Interlock Industries Investors Group Jack’s Aluminum

K Masonry & Stonework Little Tree Horticultural Ltd. Living Spaces Magazine Lloyd Scott Enterprises Long’s Home Hardware Building Centre Mac Donald Awning Mary Kay Cosmetics Millbank Family Furniture Moore Design Birdfeeders Noecker Travel Old Soul Home Improvements Ontario Provincial Police Oosterveld Heating & Air Conditioning Orangeville Building Supplies Owen’s Corning Basement Finishing Systems Pampered Chef Patron Services Home Inspection Precision Outdoor Power Property Railmaster Stairways RE/Max Realty Royal Lepage - RCR S-H Custom Insulation Scentsy Candles

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President’s message FERGUS LIONS CLUB On behalf of the Fergus Lions Club, I am pleased to extend a personal invitation to you to attend our 33rd annual Home & Leisure Show at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus. For over three decades, the Fergus Lions Club has been privileged to bring together vendors and local citizens with a show that has expanded over the years in format and space to meet the growing needs of the community. By choosing to participate in this popular and successful event, you are contributing to our community in many ways. By bringing a donation to the Centre Wellington Food Bank as your admission, you are helping that organization serve others locally. By attending our show, you are providing an opportunity for vendors to display their newest ideas in products for home, garden, sports and leisure. And, by supporting the largest fundraiser of the Fergus Lions Club, you are helping us to assist deserving individuals and organizations in this area and worldwide. The original home show was developed as a fundraiser for the Fergus community centre, and the Fergus Lions were just as pleased and proud to offer financial support for the improvements to our current sportsplex. And Groves Memorial Community Hospital and the Centre Wellington Food Bank have also been regular recipients of our contributions over the years. The Fergus Lions Club has been pleased to contribute to our community in many other ways: with Wilkie Park and the Grand River Arboretum, through toy drives and the Santa Claus parade, by sponsoring effective speaking competitions and photo contests, with funding to sports groups and for seniors transportation, and by sending our young people to summer camps and on international exchanges. These are just a few examples of the contributions of the Fergus Lions Club to our community, some of them in partnership with other

service organizations or businesses. And when Helen Keller challenged our service organization to become “knights of the blind in this crusade against darkness,” Lions worldwide took up that challenge and we made preventable blindness and related health issues a major focus of our activities by providing eye screening for children, holding our annual Walk for Dog Guides, collecting and donating eyeglasses and by making donations to Lake Joseph Camp (CNIB), the Canadian Diabetes Association and Camp Dorset, just to name a few. This year, we are especially excited to be sponsoring a Canine Vision Canada Dog Guide (one of five dog guide programs) through the Lions Foundation of Canada. I look forward to seeing you on May 4, 5 and 6, from 6 to 10pm at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. I’d also like to extend a special invitation to attend our Friday Night Fish Fry, an enjoyable dinner and social event for all ages. But most of all, thank you for your ongoing support of our Home and Leisure Show!

Lion Norma Peterson President Fergus Lions Club 519-843-2163 P.S. - We can always use an extra pair of hands for the Home & Leisure Show, our annual Skate-a-thon, COGECO TV Bingo, and the many other projects listed above or too numerous to mention. Please consider joining our organization to help us help our community!

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“... thank you for your ongoing support of our Home and Leisure Show!”

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FERGUS - By participating in the Purina Walk for Dog Guides on May 29 at the Forfar ball park, people can help provide dog guides to people who need them in the community. Registration will open at noon and the walk will begin at 1pm. There is no registration fee and 100% of the funds raised will go towards providing dog guides at no cost to Canadians with disabilities. For more information, to register for the Walk, or to donate, visit The event is sponsored by the Fergus Lions Club.

Since 1983, the Lions Foundation of Canada has provided specially trained dog guides at no cost to people of all ages from coast to coast. Each dog guide costs approximately $20,000 to raise and train. Lions Foundation of Canada does not receive any government funding and relies on the support of fundraising events and donations from service clubs, corporations, foundations one individuals across the country to continue its successful program.

The foundation trains five different types of dog guides: - canine vision dog guides, for people who are blind or visually impaired; - hearing ear dog guides, for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; - special skills dog guides, for people with a medical or physical disability; - seizure response dog guides, for people with epilepsy; and - autism assistance dog guides, for children with autism The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a national event that is held in over 200 communities across Canada.


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SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY Proceeds from the homeshow will help support the following club projects: • Lions Foundation of Canada (Guide Dogs) • Lion Club International Foundation • Sight First II program for the blind • Groves Memorial Community Hospital Foundation • Grand RiverArboretum • Wilkie Park • Lions Quest Drug and Bullying Awareness Program for Youth • International Lions Youth Exchange • Assistance to the Diabetes Association • Lions Camp Dorset (Kidney Dialysis Camp) • Lake Joseph CNIB Camp • Centre Wellington Community FoodBank • Fergus Senior Transportation • Children’s eye screening • Habitat for Humanity • Minor Sports • Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex • Effective Speaking Contest


What sport provides its athletes with the opportunity to attain the strength of a weightlifter, the agility and dexterity of a gymnast, the grace of a dancer, and the stamina of a track star? Hint: It also involves jumps, partner stunts and pyramids. It’s CHEERLEADING! Good things come to those who cheer... cheerleading is the fastest growing sport in Canada! No prior experience is necessary - we teach you everything and everyone makes the team. Join us for one of our free “Try-It” practices in June 2011* Our band cheer: Our brand new facility is located at Cheer On! Bears, we are gold and green. 820 Gartshore St., Units 25, Fergus Small town pride, the best you’ve ever seen!


Cheerleading has consumed public attention due to it’s significant reputation and potential harm to young people who are performing and/or practicing irresponsibly. Because of these unwanted risks many citizens perceive cheerleading as being "bad" or “unsafe”. In view of the fact that we as all star gyms are best practice programs with safety in progression and preparation, a public information and education strategy is needed to inform the public about the benefits of all star cheerleading and dance as well as the strategy for safe progressions and injury prevention. Public information and education regarding all star cheerleading and dance is a form of risk communication. Research in the area of risk communication has shown that people often hold unrealistic perspectives and demonstrate unreasonable behaviors toward hazards. Individual opposition to cheerleading and dance could occur due to the rational or irrational perception of the risks involved. Peter Sandman (1993) has developed the idea that "Risk = Hazard + Outrage." An outraged public tends to focus primarily on the sensational side of an issue, therefore the facts of a potentially hazardous situation are not processed clearly. Sandman has discovered that the public pays more attention to outrage than hazard, even when they know the difference, and that outraged people do not pay much attention to data providing the facts. In order to reduce outrage in this case, management professionals should truthfully acknowledge possible risks that could occur. Sandman (1993) states, "The only way to build credibility is to acknowledge problems dramatically enough that you catch the public's attention." The author advises that public concerns should be brought out into the open. The author reports that it is the concerns that stakeholders are not voicing that cause the most problems for management.

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In Spend Some Time With The Plumber’s Wife A unique shopping experience arrived in Arthur in 2008 when Paula Coffey opened the doors to her Kitchen and Bath Boutique, The Plumber’s Wife. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your kitchen or bath the showroom offers a great selection of plumbing fixtures, vanities, faucets and accessories. Paula believes in personal customer service from start to finish. From the moment you step into the designer showroom, Paula or one of her knowledgable sales consultants will guide you, answer your questions and offer sound advice and generally make your experience as pleasing as possible. It may be as simple as wanting to find the perfect flushing toilet or as important as keeping your bathroom renovation on budget. Installation can also be arranged with Coffey


Plumbing (Yes! She really is the plumber’s wife) or co-ordinated with your own plumber or contractor. If you are not in a renovation but just feel the urge to refresh your space than a quick trip to The Plumber’s Wife will inspire you with their beautiful wall art, unique kitchen and bathroom accessories, designer aprons and a wide selection of mirrors. Come spend some time with The Plumber’s Wife!

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Badenoch Archery… Essential Destination for Archers and Hunters Gail Kerr’s commitment and dedication serving archers and bow hunters with top-notch products are just two reasons mention by satisfied customers that continue to support the founder and owner of Badenoch Archery since 2000. Don’t let this small archery store fool you. Once inside customers can find everything relevant to their archery and bow hunting requirements. With over 6000 items covering the pro-shop walls you know Gail will have what you need. Of course custom orders can be easily done on those hard to find items. Product lines of Excalibur, Martin, PSE, Maximus and Bowtech are just a few of the models on display. Arrows of all sorts can be custom cut to your draw length. Hunting accessories or targets, decoys, clothing plus a complete line of Rack Stacker Deer Products for those DIY food plotters. Including a Plot Mule to prepare your food plot. As a Corporate member with Ontario’s Archery Association Gail’s

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Succeeding In The Car Business Cindy Robinson was raised in the car business. Her father, Howard Robinson, founded Robinson Pontiac in 1965. After graduating from University she joined the family business. It has always been her belief that to understand your business you need to be involved in all aspects. Over the past 25 years she has worked in all departments of the dealership. In 2007, she became the Dealer Principal. “The faces of business owners and decision makers have shifted, and it is imperative for us to position ourselves with this changing landscape”. Women purchase 65% of all new vehicles, and influence 95% of all auto purchases. Also, women are responsible for over 80% of all servicing/maintenance of vehicles. Robinson’s recognize the importance of this market, and in 2010, they became “WomenCertified.” This is “an innovative, effective and socially

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my jobâ&#x20AC;? and she really does mean it. Early mornings, late nights, Karen can be found at her office either checking something for clients or just researching to make sure all is well for them, even on holidays. If you need Karen she is there for you. Karen has been in the customer service industry all of her life and knows that people want the business of buying or selling a home to be as stress free as possible and that is what Karen does. She deals with the stress for you to make your experience a positive


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in love with the area. So they began their Journey here. She is a mother of 2 amazing teenager Krysta who is 18 and Joshua who is 16. Pamela volunteered at both James McQueen and JD Hogarth public schools on the school councils. Pamela is a great community person always participating in the Fergus Home & Leisure Show and sponsoring the Movies in the Park. Pamela takes pride in her Fabulous Customer service when dealing with Buyer and Sellers.

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When she is not working her Real Estate Business Pamela loves to hike and garden. Make sure to stop by the FabFoys booth at the Home and Leisure show May 4th-6th and say hi to this Fabulous woman, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be glad you did.

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Noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss and with noise levels around us on the rise this is a growing concern. The practitioners at Steffler Hearing Aid Service are passionate about prevention and helping those who suffer from hearing loss. Jennifer Steffler, owner of the 20 year old family business continues to believe that personal old-fashioned service is key to their success. She continues to offer complimentary hearing tests and ongoing follow-up, flexible payment options, home visits and battery loyalty pro-

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gram as well as a new referral program. Emma Rasmussen has been working beside Jennifer for over a year now. Both are Hearing Instrument Specialists, certified in cerumen management and available to provide professional advice regarding your hearing health. Hearing Instruments are available in various styles and levels of technology to suit your individual needs. Amplified telephones, TV systems and custom hearing protection are also available. Come hear what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been missingâ&#x20AC;Ś

Landscape designer Joyce Roth of Tamarack Design has been in the business of designing and installing pleasing outdoor spaces for more than a dozen years. She brings an artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye to every project, using colour, shape and texture to create beautiful, intimate gardens featuring rocks, perennials, shrubs and trees. She also has a keen interest in native plantings and xeriscaping. For walkways, patios and retaining walls she uses natural stone, brick and wood. What sets Roth apart is her ability to understand what a client wants and create a design that responds to individual needs and interests. She listens closely to customers to learn what materials and styles they love, what makes them happy, how they want to use their yard and how much time they have for maintenance. She and her crew then deliver a

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high-quality installation that focuses on detail and customer service. As a result, her business is built on enthusiastic referrals. Tamarack Design tackles projects of every size, whether starting with a new vision or renovating existing gardens. To find out more about how your outdoor spaces can have year-round visual appeal, contact Joyce Roth for a free consultation and quotation.

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Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, April 29, 2011 PAGE NINETEEN

Judith Yan named new conductor of GSO

GUELPH - The Guelph Symphony Orchestra has capped its 10th anniversary season with the selection of Judith Yan as the new conductor starting in the 2011-12 season. One of six conductor candidates featured throughout the season, Yan recently conducted at River Run Centre. She will make her debut at the Russian Pictures concert on Oct. 23. Yan is currently the Music Director and Principal Conductor of Newfoundland’s Opera on the Avalon. She has served as staff conductor of the San Francisco Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, and the National Ballet of Canada. As a conductor for ballet, she has conducted over 90 performances for the National Ballet of Canada. Yan will continue to conduct in Hong Kong, San Francisco, and Newfoundland. “I wish to express how very pleased I am to be invited to be a part of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra,” Yan said. “With great anticipation, I look forward to working with the inspiring musicians of the GSO, the wonderful board and staff, and together, bring forth to the city and community of Guelph an artistically and musically exciting 2011/12 season.” GSO board chairman Mary DuQuesnay said, “Judith was selected after weighing all the inputs from both players and audiences, and though there

Judith Yan were some excellent candidates, Judith was the clear winner. With her extensive experience, excellent musicianship, and charming personality she has established a warm relationship with all who are fortunate enough to work with her. Guelph is very fortunate in having a conductor of her international calibre leading the GSO to even greater heights.” The GSO is a semi-professional orchestra, based in Guelph and using primarily Guelph-area players. The ensemble consists of 35 to 50 players, depending on the repertoire requirements. Founded in 2001 with Simon Irving as its artistic director, it has given 68 concerts to date, covering a broad repertoire of classical music. The orchestra also provides opportunities for young emerging professional performers. Tickets for all concerts are available at River Run Centre 519-763-3000. See for more information on the GSO’s new conductor.

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in GUELPH. In addition, we carry the finest quality readymade duvet covers, bedding, mattress pads, pillow protectors and most of what you need to make your house a home. Recently, we have collaborated with local artist, Maria Pezzano, who has taken her ART into the world of Textiles. We offer Maria’s exclusive designs in fabric, at our shop, for any application you may be dreaming of. Open Tuesday to Friday 10 to 5:30, Saturday 10 to 4.

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alking in to Guelph Furniture House is like entering Aladdin’s Cave --- go through the door, and keep walking through the showroom to find the treasure you seek. There’s 26,000 square feet of showroom, stretching wa-a-a-ay back. Guelph Furniture House opened at 389 Woodlawn Road West last August. They totally renovated the building, formerly the location of Leather by Mann. “We’re a newcomer to the neighbourhood but not to the area,” says Amelia Shantz, owner. “ We’re a sister store to St. Jacob’s Furniture House, and connections to St. Jacob’s Furnishing Company, which has been in business for the past 25 years.” Amelia Shantz loves furniture and she also knows what customers want. “I’m a mom with two kids who owns her own home,” she says,” And I understand that when you have children you want the furniture to look great but it also has to be durable and easy to maintain.” She feels connected to the customers by helping them to make the right purchase and seeing it displayed in their homes. She has built loyal relationships with customers, home decorators and décor suppliers. Her knowledgeable team includes Sales Manager Rachel Wilson with 20 years of furniture sales experience, and designer Shannon Eckel-Braun. “Shannon has her own business, Design Factory, and is available for home consultations. She is responsible for how the store looks, making it easy for the customer to envision the furniture in their own homes.” As Amelia leads the way through the showroom, it’s an eye-opener. It’s not a warehouse – but a succession of living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and offices, small groupings of furniture beautifully displayed, whether the style is traditional, casual or contemporary. “People come in with paint chips, cushions, photos, and even a piece of flooring when they shop,” says Amelia. “This helps us visualize a room and make suggestions.” Amelia and her team have furnished

everything from little apartments to multimillion dollar homes, and even summer cottages. “We have helped bachelors, single moms, and families choose furniture and we work with any budget, any style.” Guelph Furniture House carries only Ashley Furniture, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, Strata Mattresses from Toronto and rugs from Kalora in St. Jacobs. The accessories are from all over the world. Combining quality with affordability is the key. “We’re very price conscious in our choices,” Amelia says. “We have over 10,000 pieces on display and they are here to sell, not just look good.” Guelph Furniture House might be the “new kid on the block” but it’s already established itself as the place for the latest furniture fashions, quality and affordable furniture. Come on in and see. Monthly specials can be seen on their website, and in their flyers arriving monthly in your homes

389 Woodlawn Rd. W. Guelph, ON N1H 7M1 t. 519.766.0000

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Letters to the Editor

Cup cakes anyone - Jane Park, 21, left, an exchange student from Korea, and Zoe Ninos, 13, a grade 8 student, were happy to take part in the Alma Public School’s four Eco-fair March 26. They offered freshly decorated cupcakes and other treats to visitors. photo by David Meyer

York Road this summer and we expect shovels to hit the dirt in June. If you built with us last year, we hope you will come back. And if you’ve ever dreamed of swinging a hammer but were afraid to try, Women Build is a unique, safe, empowering, and nurturing place to learn how. And it’s lots of fun too. We’ve restructured the way volunteers can participate this year and have a new online registration program that will allow the volunteer builder more choice of dates. And we encourage volunteers to put together their own team of friends, family, and colleagues. Volunteers can register online at html, or call 519-767-9752. Watch for details about our Pamper me Pink fundraiser in May, Fusion Hair’s “Cut, Coffee and Crepes” on May 15 and our family barbecue on June 26 as well. Details will be posted on our website. We’d rather build it than clean it. Lynda Slater, Chairman of the Women Build Steering Committee Guelph

Habitat Event

Dear Editor: I would like to tell you how pleased I am that Curl For The Cure Supporting Our Community was such a success this year. On March 26, we raised an amazing $31,486. Wow. That makes our six year total over $144,000. Our total expenses this year were just $744. The money will be divided among six local charities namely: Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Centre Wellington Food Bank, Community

Dear Editor: April 10 to 16 was National Volunteer Week. I have recently had the pleasure of working with a wonderful group of volunteers for the Arthur Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society. I wish to extend a huge and heartfelt thank you to our volunteers for their efforts in selling daffodils and assisting with our two luncheons - our take out luncheon at the Arthur Curling Club and our luncheon held at Arthur United Church. Thank you to the businesses of the Arthur and Kenilworth community, Arthur Public School, St. John’s Catholic School and the citizens of the two communities who purchased daffodils and lunches. Thank you to Ernie’s Place, Tim Hortons, Arthur L&M, and Arthur Opti-Mrs for their donations to our luncheons. Daffodil pins are available by donation at Walsh’s Pharmacy, Arthur Royal Bank, Arthur TD Bank and Arthur LCBO for the month of April. With the continued support of our community and its volunteers, “Let’s make cancer history.” Joyce Barnes, Arthur Dear Editor: Habitat for Humanity Wellington Women Build 2011 held its first event on April 3 and thanks all the bowlers, sponsors, and volunteers who supported the bowl-a-thon. Woodlawn Bowl gave us a deal on the lanes, numerous businesses gave cash or in-kind donations, and we’ve officially kicked off our build season. Women Build is building a single-detached home at 439

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Living, Community Resource Centre, Food and Friends and KidsAbility. Each curler chose one or more of these charities and collected pledges from friends, co-workers and family. We had a large silent auction that was generously supported by numerous businesses and individuals. Thank you to those people, many of whom have supported us from the start. I would like to thank our corporate sponsors which included Freedom 55, Scotia Bank, and Walmart. A special thank you goes out to Terry at Impress Me Marketing, to Derek and Jackie at Fraberts, to Jim and Maurine Farquharson at Remax, to Amie and Janice at Meridian Credit Union, to Adam and Dana at Thatcher Farms, to Rhonda at Impact Physio and Performance, to our many T-Shirt advertisers, to the Fergus Curling Club for providing its’ fine facilities, to our Top Fund Raiser Mr.. Fuzzy Frost from Sharon Homes Construction in Oakville and to all the curlers who made the time to get those pledges and take part. Wonderful, what great people you are. And last and by far not the least, to my hard working, enthusiastic and energetic committee members who spent countless hours on this very rewarding and worthwhile effort, I give my greatest thanks. Working together to accomplish good things which help those in need in our own community should be satisfying and rewarding to everyone who participated or who helped in any way. I thank you all. We did a great job, team. Bruce Hawkins, Chair of Curl For the Cure Supporting Our Community

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Rural Life

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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. GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS by John C. Benham The next GYFP workshop is planned for Friday, June 17th to be completed on Friday, June 24th in the Elora OMAFRA meeting room. Lunch and refreshments supplied. No costs. Lots of good information! Good comments keep coming in about these workshops. Assessing your farm needs in marketing, production and improving record keeping as well as succession planning and evaluating your farm business structure are all discussed. Cost share money is available to help you achieve your farm business goals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. If these dates don’t work for you, the next workshop will be held Friday, September 9th and Friday September 16th at 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in OMAFRA meeting room in Elora. For more information and to sign up, call 519-846-3394. ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN by John C. Benham The next EFP workshop is planned to be held on Wednesday, May 11th and Wednesday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The location for this workshop is the OMAFRA meeting room in

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Elora. Lunch and refreshments are provided at no cost. Keep in mind a completed Third Edition EFP is required to qualify for the financial incentives. Since all the EFP incentives for 2011 have been assigned, the next opportunity to make an application will be Thursday, September 15, 2011. Also keep in mind to qualify for the Wellington Rural Water Quality Program, a completed Third Edition EFP is required. So don’t miss out on this opportunity. If you have questions or wish to sign up, please call 519-846-3394. FACTSHEETS and PUBLICATIONS The following FREE publications are now available: Supplement, Fruit Production Recommendations 2010-2011, Publication 360SE; this supplement is an update to OMAFRA Publication 360, published in March 2010. Supplement, Vegetable Production Recommendations 20102011, Publication 363SE; this supplement is an update to OMAFRA Publication 363, published in February 2010. Organic Dairy Production, order #10-087; New. Feeding Cattle Beyond Optimum Market Weight and Finish, order #10-095; New. Pesticide Contamination of Farm Water Supplies, Recommendations on Avoidance, Clean-up and Responsibilities, order #10-097; replaces factsheet 00-099. Anatomy, Physiology and Reproduction in the Mare, order #10-099; replaces factsheet 88-060. Pesticide Drift from Ground Applications, order #11-011; replaces factsheet 88-118. Anatomy, Physiology and Reproduction in the Stallion, order #11-003; replaces 88-061.

Wellington Junior Farmers to host Sing Swing Wellington Junior Farmers have been given the honour of hosting Sing Swing, a provincial Junior Farmers event, in November. Late this winter the club learned its bid was successful, and the members have plans for the event underway. Sing Swing is an annual cultural competition between all of the Junior Farmers clubs in the province. This year, it will be held in Clifford. “It will be a great chance to showcase our area to other clubs in the province while taking part in friendly competition,” said Pat Grotenhuis, a member of the planning committee. Some plans are already made and details finalized, but there is still a large amount of work left to do between now and then.

The club is up to the challenge, and looking forward to the opportunity. Sing Swing has a number of competitions, including musical, dancing, baking, photography, needlework, and visual arts. In addition, there are competitions for euchre, public speaking, creativity, air band, and a gong show. The Junior Farmers Association of Ontario provincial executive and board of directors will meet on the Friday of the last weekend in November, and the competitions will take place during the day on Saturday. The event will end with an awards banquet and dance on Saturday evening. Representatives from all 30 affiliated clubs in the province are expected to attend, with some clubs sending 15 or more

people. In total, the event normally draws between 100 and 130 people. Sing Swing is one of three competitive events and one of five provincial events held annually. The location is rotated around the province each year. Wellington Junior Farmers were pleased to have been chosen, and are welcoming help from any interested people in the community, including alumni members. Junior Farmers is a youthdriven organization open to people ages 15 to 30 from all walks of life. For information on joining Wellington Junior Farmers, or for information on how to be involved with Sing Swing 2011, contact Grotenhuis at 519-338-9962 or email dpgrotenhuis@gmail. com.

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Nutrient Management Act, 2002, Managing Outdoor Confinement Areas and Livestock Yards, order #11-007; replaces 04-093. Direct Farm Marketing in Ontario – A Primer, order #11-011; New. Paying Wages to Farm Family Members, order #11-015; replaces 07-003. Reducing the Risk of Fire on Your Farm, Publication 837 [order number 0837E]; this 52-page, full-colour publication examines the major causes of farm building fires and what can be done to reduce the associated risks; New (no charge). To order OMAFRA publications and factsheets: • Visit any OMAFRA Resource Centre/Service Ontario location. • Visit the Service Ontario website at: or call 1-800-668-9938. • Visit the OMAFRA website at: or contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre by calling: 1-877-424-1300. COMING EVENTS: May 3 - Wellington Federation of Agriculture monthly board meeting, at OMAFRA Boardroom, 6484 Cty. Rd. #7, Elora. For information contact secretary, Lisa Hern at 519-848-3774, or email: May 5 - Waterloo Federation of Agriculture monthly board meeting, at the St. Agatha Community Center. For information contact secretary, Richard Cressman at 519-662-2790 or email:

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Election issue: OFA tells its members please it is time for a food strategy


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by Bette Jean Crews, President, Ontario We want to hear Federation of Agriculture The federal party agriculfrom you! ture leaders met recently to debate the key farm issues in the coming election. This is federal exacTly how Among issues was your ad those will appear in a strategy Canada’s food. The for newspaper. Each of the please checkleaders to make – sureregardthat less oftheparty – acknowledged information is correct. anyto errors on thisa copy and theMark need create national or fax back food. to strategy email for Canadian (519) 843-7607 What’s missing is the commitment fully 843-5410 embrace the or callto(519) National Food Strategy by Tuesday noon. that has been in conif wedeveloped do noT hear froM you, ad agrisultation with theyour entire will be prinTed Thestratfood industry. Only in this iT is here. the egy newspaper adequatelyasaddresses issues ourdeadlines: industry is facing for vision and sets our out deadlines the strategic is food to securead asubmission sustainable Monday aT 3:00 p.M. supply in Canada. ourpast deadline for years, For the several error corrections is the Ontario Federation of Tuesday noon. Agriculture hasaTbeen workplease feelwith free toour call agriing diligently us to discusspartners your ad. and food industry the Canadian Federation of INSIDE toWELLINGTON Agriculture develop a workable set of deadlines: objectives to ensure our deadlines forsector ad in a profitable agri-food submission for inside Canada. wellington is Our collective National Food Thursday noon.and Strategy providesaT industry our deadline for governments with a shared set corrections of goalserror to guide better isagriculaT 5:pM. ture Thursday and food policy. pleaseisfeel to callnation Canada an free affluent to discuss your ad. But with an us abundance of food. our farms have suffered from The low or negative returns and are now under staggering debt loads. Our food processing sector is leaving the country Fergus, Ont. to relocate to more favourable

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locations for doing business. Our children and adults alike are increasingly suffering from food related illnesses, often due to poor diet choices. Where is the commitment from our federal candidates to address all of these issues? Where is the commitment to our economy, our environment and to addressing one of the real fundamental drivers of our high health costs? We need real commitments during this federal election to support Canadian farmers, families, and the agri-food industry. The OFA and our partners across the agri-food sector are strongly advocating for sound agricultural policy initiatives to be a big part of each party’s election platform. We need new policy in the short term to ensure our farming businesses remain viable and thrive. But our political leaders of the future – the next federal government – also need to work with us to adopt the longer term strategic vision for our food system and food supply. Policy without context, without longer term goals, is just policy. Our food system works for now in spite of some of these policies: most Canadians have access to nutritious food. But it is not working as best it can because there is no context to the myriad policies that affect our food system, from agriculture through environmental and health regulations. We need to have a federal

government that works with the food industry and experts from other fields affecting food on the context for our policies – a strategic vision for food. The 20 year strategy provides this long-term vision to government and the private sector. It has been ironed out by leaders in the agri-food sector and from other disciplines who understand the depth and breadth of our food system and how food affects and is affected by almost every part of our lives. It provides the objectives and outcomes to deliver a sustainable food system for Canada and will serve as a means to secure a profitable and sustainable food production sector with sound environmental practices, improved health objectives and a heightened focus on supporting the Canadian food sector. Learn more about the vision for a National Food Strategy by visiting Everyone who eats needs to insist Canada’s National Food Strategy remain a priority issue in this federal election and urge all parties to adopt this strategic approach to securing a profitable and sustainable agri-food sector in Canada. We all deserve a strategy that will secure sustainably-produced food for our future and for future generations. This federal election, vote for the party that will address the agriculture and food issues that matter most to us.

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as Class 1 agricultural land Dear Editor: aThe $50.00 Highland and 52% of it is in Ontario. Re: CANCELLATION FEE Over 18% of Ontario’s Class Companies’ application to anylicence ads for anapplies aggregate in 1 farm land has been develcancelled after oped. Since the 1951 census. Melancthon Township TuEsdAy at N00N. The township will never In central Ontario alone, 49% be the same if the applica- or 1,897,000 acres of farm land tion for the Highland quarry is have been lost to agricultural use. approved. PROOF AD The Agricultural Impact CurrentlyOF youYOUR see fields of potatoes and 15th other crops for the Apr. issue.Assessment prepared by The on the most productive soils Highland Companies indicates 3in columns x 16” - $857.28 HST of land for the the vast+majority Ontario. Should the quarry be approved, you will+see a quarry is Class 1 agricultural Less discount colour huge hole, a 2,300 acre pit land (95.8%.) It is all prime that goes 60 metres below the farm land. We cannot afford to PLeASe APPROvAL more for a quarry. water table. SenD bAck lose The federation contends the The Dufferin Federation of A.S.A.P. Agriculture (DFA), objects to land is ideal for producing top aggregate application for a 937 quality crops, and should be hectare (2,300 acre) quarry. designated as “specialty crop Thanks, The DFA represents over 500 land” affording it a higher level Alicia Roza in Dufferin. of protection for agriculture. farm businesses Prime agricultureDept. land is the The application indicates part Production first pillar of a secure food sup- of the land will be rehabilitated to prime agricultural once ply for future generations. Prime agriculture land is extraction is complete. The Dufferin Federation lost from food production at an alarming rate. Only 0.5% of Agriculture does not of Canada’s land is classified believe that is possible. We

are unaware of any examples of below water table sites in North America that have been rehabilitated for crops. We have concerns with impacts on ground water level and water quality on wells and nearby crop productivity. Persistent dust produced from traffic, extraction, and processing will reduce photosynthesis and crop yield. Dust may also increase soil alkalinity rendering soils less productive. The Ontario Geological Survey indicates there are several large limestone deposits in Ontario that meet the province’s highest construction specifications that are not on prime agricultural land. So, there is no need to license aggregate operations on the Class 1 farm lands of Melancthon Township . Leo Blydorp, Director and Policy Advisor Dufferin Federation of Agriculture

Green Legacy - Hannah Petty, 12, in grade 6 at Paisley Road Public School in Guelph and Brenda Walsh, 9, in grade 4, asked visitors to plant a red oak at the Alma Eco-fair March 26. They worked at the county Green Legacy program booth promoting tree planting. photo by David Meyer

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Home economists offer several ways to cope with fast rising food prices by Mary Carver, P.H.Ec. Canadians spend about 11% of their disposable income on food - much less than in many other parts of the world. Still the talk about rising food prices makes people nervous and wanting to stock up. Global demand, severe weather, higher fuel, and production costs all play a role in the price of food and those predictions can send waves of panic. While experts debate the causes, consumers can prepare for the reality. There is no need to jeopardize nutrition to save money. It takes discipline and focus to shop wisely - but it is do-able. Here are a few tips to calm nerves and help consumers cope with despair at the check out. - Determine spending on food It may be less than one thinks. Keep track for a couple of weeks. Canadian farm groups celebrated Food Freedom Day on Feb. 12, marking the date by which the average Canadian earned enough to pay the entire year’s food bill. Note that the reference is for food only - not for the sea of other items available

in the supermarket. - Plan Smart planning is the first step to saving money on food. Plan menus for a week at a time. From those menus and advertised specials, make a list. Remember to check the pantry and fridge so as not to miscalculate needs. Overbuying and poor management leads to food waste - something that we as Canadians are too guilty of doing. Every trip to the store adds to the cost. Many times an empty pantry leads to expensive take-out options. - Learn to cook Home cooking is the surest way to save and to get the best value for food dollars. A new book, launched for Nutrition Month is entitled Cook is produced by Dietitians of Canada. It contains 275 healthy recipes using Canadian food. Basic cooking methods, the latest nutrition advice, and kid approved recipes make the book a good investment for families that need to get back to basics. Look for it in the library to save the $29.95. - Try paying for food with cash It’s estimated that those

who use plastic spend more and Canadian families are already carrying too much debt according to the stats. - Buy real food from all four food groups Choose fresh or frozen produce (yes frozen veggies are nutritious), whole grain breads and cereals, dairy, meat, fish, or poultry (or alternatives). Write a grocery list in the same order as the food is presented in the store, reducing the chances of getting distracted by items that are not on the list. - Cut back Processed ready-to-eat products are more expensive than fresh food. - Buy less-tender cuts of meat Slow-cook them for flavour and tenderness. Choose beans and lentils to replace meat from time to time. That is healthful and affordable. - Check availability of local produce year round Visit english/availability.html. - Buy in season Or join a local crop-sharing program, an emerging trend. - Buy in bulk Many cereals, rice, and rolled oats are less expensive without fancy

packaging. - Do it yourself for less Prepared or semi-prepared food is more expensive per serving. Homemade dressings, cookies, and pasta sauces are much less expensive than

ready-made. - Quench a thirst with water, not soft drinks. - Shop with a calculator Check unit prices on shelf labels to help determine the best buys.

- Look beyond eye level Often better buys are located above or below eye level. - Ask for and use rainchecks if a store runs out of an advertised special. - Organic is a choice that can be more expensive. Some produce with the least likelihood of pesticide residues are sweet onions, avocados, corn, asparagus, mango, cantaloupe, pineapple, peas, kiwi, grapefruit, cabbage, broccoli, and eggplant. - Resist last-minute temptations at the cash register Be vigilant at the check-out. Mistakes happen where products are scanned twice or even left behind unnoticed. - Avoid waste It’s estimated that Canadians waste at least 10% of the food they buy. Off-set rising prices by increasing effort to avoid food waste. - Ask if the grocer will match a competitor’s price to avoid driving across town. Mary Carver, P.H.Ec., is an Ottawa-based Professional Home Economist. She is a member of the Ontario Home Economics Association.

Agricultural and rural issues loom large for federal election

by Nathan Stevens Another federal election is upon us. While some question the need for an election so soon, it is our democratic opportunity to make our individual voices heard. There are serious issues for farmers and rural Ontario as voters head to the ballot box on election-day. Reasons behind voting patterns are naturally diverse. Some voters have a loyalty to a party regardless of minor policy concerns. Some look at local candidates and choose the one that they feel is most in touch with the local community. For many others, the choice of which party to support is a more fluid one. They may have a broad area of concern that

needs to be addressed, or a single policy that will drive them in one direction or another. For undecided voters, there are agricultural and rural concerns that should be considered for election-day choices. There is a need for whomever forms our next federal government to recognize that regionally flexible business risk management programming is a necessity in a country as diverse as Canada. What works in Alberta may not necessarily work in Ontario. There needs to be a tangible improvement in programming that improves the capacity of Ontario farmers to make improvements on their farms. Programs like the Environmental Farm

Plan and the Food Safety and Traceability Initiative are excellent in their desired outcomes, but are facing serious funding shortcomings. That results in many producers not having the financial capacity to make improvements on their farms. Further support of a proactive young farmer program and succession planning would be beneficial to many family farms in Ontario. Many of today’s farms are complex businesses that could benefit from additional resources in succession planning. From a broader rural perspective, support for rural schools, hospitals, libraries, and broadband internet is a key

concern for many rural communities. Ensuring that rural youth have high quality education and access to information is critical to their future success. Federal elections are an opportunity for Canadians to make their voice heard about the direction of the country. For some, the decision on whom to support is still up in the air. For those who are still undecided in rural Ontario, there are serious issues that need to be considered before they cast their vote on election-day. Nathan Stevens is the Research and Policy Advisor for the Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario.

The Harriston & District Horticultural Society had a large attendance for the meeting and silent auction. There were over fifty items donated for the auction. The successful bidder took home anything from plants; baking to woodworking. The speaker for the evening was Louise Bexton from Elmira

(formerly from Palmerston). She grew up with plants at her parent’s greenhouse near Kitchener. She spoke and demonstrated with scenes from her outdoor landscaping. She quotes “Give your neighbor something good to look at.” Linda reported about the plans for annual garden festival are coming together, this being

the tenth anniversary of the festival. Jill spoke about the free tree pick up at the municipal offices on May 7, 2011. The same day will be the clean up of the Greenway trail, volunteers are needed, so get out and participate, it’s a rewarding

experience. The evening closed with fellowship and a good lunch. The next meeting will have Joanna and Melvin Steckle, with “container designs and new plants” on Monday May 9, at 7:30 PM. Submitted by Alice Douglas

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Dynamic duo - David Ellison, left, and Matthew Klumpenhouwer take a seat atop the horses usually ridden by â&#x20AC;&#x153;the Mantrackerâ&#x20AC;? himself, Terry Grant, far left, and local guide Garnett Weese. Ellison, of Mapleton Township, and Klumpenhouwer, of Perth County and formerly of Palmerston, will star in an episode of Mantracker at 9pm on May 22 on the Ontario Life Network. submitted photo I think,â&#x20AC;? Ellison said with a laugh. But in the end, it was all worth it. Both men count the experience as a very positive one and, whether they wanted it or not, they have become local celebrities of sorts, as the news has spread in their local communities and online through sites like Facebook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every time I go to the feed store or the hardware store, people ask me about it,â&#x20AC;? Klumpenhouwer said. One of the most common

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ELORA - Youth volunteers with Free the Children will showcase the award winning documentary, Peace, at fundraiser in Elora to help the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A group of teens in the Centre Wellington Homeschool Group formed an active chapter of Free the Children to help those less fortunate. They have volunteered to make Japanese crafts and snacks available at a fundraiser for Japan at the

Gorge Cinema. Proceeds go to the Canadian Red Cross Guelph Branch. Acclaimed filmmaker, Soda Kazuhiro, agreed to the rare screening of his new documentary to help. A representative from the Canadian Red Cross will update the situation in Japan. The event is May 7 at 4:30pm at the Gorge Cinema. Visit or call 519-846-0191. Advance tickets are available ($10).



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ENTERTAINMENT Doors Open Ontario 2011 kicks off April 30 with Guelph as host TORONTO - Now celebrating its 10th year, Doors Open Ontario 2011 begins on April 30 with an event in Guelph. This season, participants will have the opportunity to explore iconic landmarks, natural wonders, architectural gems, and hidden heritage treasures at 56 community events across the province. Seven of the events in 2011 are new. DeserontoNapanee, Grimsby, Highlands East, Kapuskasing, Middlesex, Merrickville, and Pickering have now joined the program. “Looking back on 10 years of Doors Open Ontario, it is clear that when we come together to showcase the landscapes, architecture, and tra-

ditions that make us unique, we demonstrate the distinctive identity of each and every community,” said Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons, chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust. “This annual event will shed light on the province’s many stories for years to come.” Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Chan, said, “Doors Open Ontario is a great program, giving Ontarians an opportunity to access and explore our unique heritage. Since its inception in 2002, Doors Open Ontario has grown significantly in popularity, generating positive social and economic impacts for local communities across the province.”

Each year, hundreds of historic buildings, places of worship, private homes, industrial areas, and heritage gardens some of which are rarely accessible to the public - open free of charge as part of Doors Open Ontario. Many of the participating sites offer special activities, such as tours, exhibitions, and demonstrations. For more information, pick up a free Doors Open Ontario 2011 Guide - listing each event along with a selection of participating community sites. The guide is also available by calling 1-800-ONTARIO (668-2746). For a complete list of participating sites, visit www.doorsopenontario. Doors Open Ontario offers a variety of sites across the province to suit all interests. Some of them to explore this year include: - Sleeman House, a Queen Anne-style house built with state-of-the-art facilities in 1891 for Guelph politician George Sleeman and his large family; - The Circle, built in 1921, one of the best examples of Kapuskasing’s formal street patterns as influenced by the City Beautiful movement; - The Cleeve Horne House, built by Cleeve and Jean Horne in the 1950s as an artist’s getaway, the architectural treasure is described as a hyperbolic

paraboloid (Pickering); - Old St. Thomas Church and Churchyard, constructed in 1824 in the early English Gothic revival style and surrounded by a picturesque graveyard, it is the oldest church in the Talbot Settlement; and, - the Wabi Iron & Steel Corporation, with a history spanning more than 100 years, the company produces an extensive range of iron and steel castings and fully machined products for the global marketplace (Temiskaming Shores and Area). Doors Open Ontario is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust. The Trust

OLG distributes $504,255 to township for hosting slots SAULT STE. MARIE Centre Wellington Township received $504,255 on April 19 for hosting OLG slots at Grand River Raceway. The payment was for the host municipality’s fourthquarter share of slots revenue (January to March). To date, Centre Wellington has received more than $13.9-million in non-tax gaming revenue. Payments are made on a quarterly basis according to the government fiscal year, which runs April to March. OLG Slots at Grand River opened on in late 2003. Since opening, the facility has attracted more than 4.4 million visitors. “Over the past seven years, OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway has contributed more than $13.9-million in gaming

revenue, significantly improving the local economy and strengthening the community,” said Guelph Liberal MPP Liz Sandals. “This strong partnership between the Township of Centre Wellington and OLG provides ongoing support for key initiatives and important projects that benefit all citizens of Centre Wellington.” In total, OLG issued more than $16.9-million in fourthquarter non-tax gaming revenue payments to 23 municipalities that host OLG Casinos and slots at a racetrack facilities. To date, OLG has distributed $759.5-million to those host municipalities. Each municipality receives five per cent of the gaming facility’s gross slot machine revenue from the first 450 slot

Singers present Oh Canada ELORA - The Elora Festival Singers present a tribute to Canadian composers, Oh Canada, featuring works by Mark Sirett, Harry Somers, Derek Holman, Rob Teehan, and Leonard Enns among others. For the special performance, The Singers and conductor Noel Edison welcome guest composer and commentator Leonard Enns to join them and guide the audience through his new work The Only Face I Want is Yours, and the works of the other composers presented. Some of the works featured were composed specifically for the Elora Festival Singers, including Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence by Craig Galbraith and To See a Cherry Hung with Snow, by Timothy Corlis. Guest composer and

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir singer Rob Teehan will join The Singers and also speak about his work entitled Here at the Door. Also joining this performance are pianist, Leslie D’Ath and organist, Jurgen Petrenko. The tribute to Canadian music would not be complete without the classic Songs from The Newfoundland Outports, by Harry Somers. This is coastto-coast Canadiana. Oh Canada will be presented on May 8 at 3pm at St. John’s Church, located at the corners of Smith and Henderson Streets in Elora. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased in person at 33 Henderson St. Elora (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm), by phone at 519.846.0331, or online at www.elorafestival. com.

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Mothering Sunday alive and well in town at local church by Hollis Hiscock, Interim Pastor, St. John’s Church ROCKWOOD - In 1966, the first Mothering Sunday worship was instituted in St. John’s Church here. On April 3, people continued the custom for the 45th year. Similar to earlier occasions, flowers were blessed and distributed by the children to all females attending worship,

and delivered to others unable to be present due to illness. Two Simnel cakes were also blessed and shared by everybody during the fellowship time after the worship. Mothering Sunday has its roots in the Middle Ages of English society, when women in service were given the day off to visit their mothers and bring a sweet biscuit called Simnel cake. Later, cathedrals

Who will be the seventh Ontario Little Miss Mid West Princess in 2011? The Ontario Little Miss Mid West Princess Pageant represents the five counties of Wellington, Huron, Perth, Grey, and Bruce, and pageant organizers are looking for a title holder to accompany the reigning Queen throughout her year. Barb MacArthur, president of the Ontario Miss and Princess Pageant said, “We are in search of girls between the ages of 8 and 12 who live within the five counties.” The pageant is set for July 16 at the Walkerton community centre. Contestants must either attend school or be home schooled and sponsored by an

organization, business, or company. MacArthur added that the contestant does not have to be carrying a title to enter, but is permitted to enter if she already holds a title. The winner will be expected to participate in functions during her reign, with the approval of her guardian, MacArthur added. “Our goal is to give the opportunity to help the individual promote their commitment to education, career, and involvement within the community. While we take part in many functions the title holder must be able to speak to the public.” MacArthur said that it is not a “beauty” contest. “We do believe in inner beauty. With

became the focus of Mothering Sunday, with people making a pilgrimage or visit to the cathedral or Mother Church of a diocese. Its origin is often traced to the reference in Paul’s letter to the Galatians (4:26) found in the Bible’s New Testament, where Jerusalem is referred to as “mother of us all.” Barbara Smiley described Mothering Sunday at St. John’s

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inner beauty one can be who they wish to be. MacArthur said the Ontario Miss Mid West Pageant has been a strong believer of that and over the past 17 years has proven it to be true. Contestants will be judged on interviews, her application, formal wear, and on a stage impromptu question based on her application. This year, organizers are introducing the Jordan Fawcett memorial award, which will be for the Princess contestants only. Fawcett was the Ontario Little Miss Mid West Princess in 2007. She died in 2010. For further information call 881-0267 or toll free 1-866881-0267, or log onto

Rockwood Church in a brief history published for the centennial of its consecration on June 7, 1985. She wrote, “The long winter months, often difficult ones for the congregation of a country church, with snow and ice to be negotiated, are brightened by the traditional Mothering Sunday service which takes place in Lent. “It is the forerunner of

the modern Mother’s Day but totally unlike it in spirit. Children make an effort to be present at this service, not only those living at home but also the ones who are scattered at college, university, or in their own homes. “It is a simple but very moving ceremony, children go up to the altar to receive flowers which they then give to all the mothers in the congregation

as a token of love and thanks. Afterwards the traditional Simnel cake is served. The rich fruit cakes, covered and decorated with almond paste are a symbol of plenty.” Mothering Sunday may have been replaced by Mother’s Day in most areas of Canadian society, but, at the little Anglican Church on the hill in Rockwood, Ontario, the tradition continues.

Rail Safety Week runs May 2 to 8 “Look, Listen, Live” is a long-standing tagline used to raise awareness of the dangers associated with road-rail crossings and trespassing on rail property. Combined with the “Education, Engineering and Enforcement” efforts, Canada’s rail safety has improved dramatically and is now recognized as the safest network in North America. Educating people of all ages on the dangers present at railroad crossings and associated with trespassing is the first of the program’s Three Es. Information about those dangers and how to prevent accidents are delivered through presentations at schools and

community centers, informative handouts and more. Operation Lifesaver also promotes the enforcement of laws associated with protecting motorists and pedestrians at railroad crossings and on railway property. Local law enforcement agencies work in partnership with the program to help promote public awareness of railway safety. Engineering is the third E. Operation Lifesaver supports research geared towards increasing safety at railway property and crossing such as LED technology lasts longer than traditional lights and is used at railway crossing to make them more visible from greater distances and retro-

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FROM PAGE TWO with proceeds going to support relief efforts in Japan. Penny table, draws, light lunch. Everyone welcome. *** Ballinafad United Church 133rd Anniversary Celebration. Guest speaker is Rev. Greg Braun, music by the Kerr family. 11am. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome. *** Black Family Musical Afternoon. 2pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, Grand Valley. Adults $12, Child $6 or Family $30. Call 519 941-1766 or 519 928-5644. *** 28th Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, 10am -4pm. Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, Fergus, Ontario. Contact Tari - 519-822-1436 or Mary Carolyne at 519-823-5837.

May 3

Join the Guelph Guild of Storytellers at our new location and time for an evening of stories. Short open mic time. Performances are aimed at thinking adults. First Tuesday of the month. Special Guests this month are Brad Woods and Anne Estill. Free. Donations welcome. 7pm. Main Branch Guelph Library, 100 Norfolk Street at Paisley. Sandy 519-767-0017. *** Until May 18 -Downtown Guelph Art Walk. Discover 50 unique pieces of art distributed throughout downtown merchants, businesses and restaurants. The artwork is all for auction at, 100% funds raised will benefit Music and Art for Kids Education (M.A.K.E.), creating bursaries for fine art and music camps this summer. Viewers will have a chance to guess the titles of the work and be entered into a prize drawing. For details call 519-767-1317.

May 4

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington Annual General Meeting at the Elora Legion, 110 Metcalfe Street, Elora, 7pm. All agency volunteers, staff, board members and public are welcome. Please join us. *** Fish dinner Trinity United Church, Listowel 4:30 - 7pm. Continuous service. Advance tickets please. Call Clara at 2912736. For take out or delivery, call Beatrice at 519-291-5703. *** Spring Luncheon- St. John’s United Church, Belwood, 11:30-1 $10/person at door. Takeouts avail. 519-843-3698. *** Mother’s Day Bazaar, Grace Anglican Church Hall, Arthur. 11:30-1pm. $8. Bake table.

May 5

Belwood Lions Jamboree. 7:30pm Belwood Hall. Come and Play, Sing, Dance & just enjoy the entertainment. Admission $5 pp. Performing musicians free. Call 519-843-7011 for information. *** Fergus Legion Branch 275 Ladies Auxiliary Bingo. Weekly Grand Prize $500. Thursday Nights. 7pm. Everyone welcome. *** May 5 and 6, The Elora Rocks Lawn Bowling Club Open House 6 - 9pm., Monday, May 9, 6 - 9pm., and Tues., Wed., May 10 and 11 from 1 - 3pm and 6 - 9pm. New bowlers welcome. 74 David St. Elora.

May 6

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. *** Permission To Laugh. Stand up comics help bust the stigma of mental health issues. Show 7pm sharp. New Growth Family Centre, 211 Birmingham West, Mount Forest. Tickets $5. Available at Claire Stewart Medical Clinic. *** Louise Marshall Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon 11:30 -1:30. Pulled beef on a bun with salad and dessert for $8 per person. Mount Forest Legion. *** The Foursome presented by The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild. May 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre. Tickets $15. For more information, or Visa/Mastercard sales, call the box office at 519 338-2778.

May 7

Spring Craft and Bake Sale 10-3pm at our new Legion, 57 Watson Pkwy. South, in Guelph. Lunch available. Vendors please call Janet at 519-265-2226. *** Palmerston Legion Survivor Photo Car Rally. Based on the Survivor TV Show. *** Green Legacy Tree Distribution and Guelph Twp. Horticultural Society Plant and Bake Sale at Marden Community Building5653 Marden Rd. 30. 9am. Members are invited to bring plants and baking that morning. Green Legacy trees are for any homeowners in the Township. *** Treasure/Bake Sale. 7:30-12pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, Palmerston. Treasure table, bake table, new gift table, draw table, tea tables. *** Book Launch and Signing. Local author JM Frey presents her newly released sci-fi book “Triptych.” 1pm. Wellington County Library, Fergus Branch. Refreshments will be provided. ***

St. James Anglican Church Queen St. Fergus. Basement Sale. 8am to noon. Everyone welcome. *** Guelph Horticultural Society Plant Sale 7am - noon. Guelph Farmers’ Market. Come early for best selection. *** Rockwood Lions/Lionesses Annual dinner and dance with “The Good Brothers” at Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood. Dinner at 6pm, dance 9pm. Adults $30, children $15. For tickets call 519-8565-9419. *** Yard and Bake Sale at St. George’s Anglican Church, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph 8am- noon. Continues May 8, 10am1pm and May 9, 10am- 2pm. Contact us at 519-837-6261. *** Grand River Skating Club presents Murder Mystery Dinner at the Fergus Sportsplex. Tickets are $ 25 and are available at the Fergus Scotiabank. For more information please contact 519-843-5470. *** KnECT (Knox Elora Care Team) hosting an International Dinner, Silent Auction 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm. Cost adults $15, 10 & under $8. Tickets call 519-846-0680. In support of their Building project in Nicaragua this July. *** Craft and Bake Sale, 10-2pm. Drayton Legion Branch 416. *** Spring Craft Sale from 10-3pm at our new Guelph Legion, 57 Watson Parkway. Over 30 vendors. Free Parking and admission. Lunch available. *** Fergus Legion Jam Session 2-5pm. Everyone welcome. *** St. George”s Anglican Church in Harriston annual May Tea & Bake Sale. 11am - 1pm. We are having a cold salad plate, tea, coffee and dessert. $12 per plate. The luncheon is held in the church hall on Young St. Harriston. Everyone welcome. *** Benefit Dance being held at the Elora Legion at 8:30pm. All funds raised are being donated towards Tracey Wiseman’s upcoming Liberation Treatment for MS in Albany New York. Live music by Transit - tickets $10 per person can be purchased at 519-8434743. *** Saugeen Power Squadron is presenting a BoatPro Course (to obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card) at the Walkerton Library. Contact: Dave Archer 519-881-3996. *** Mothers Day Dance, Harriston Legion Branch #296, 9pm-1am. Admission $12. For more information call 519-338-2843.

Support to bank on - Phil Lamanna and Freida Almeida of the Centennial Road, Orangeville, branch of ScotiaBank paid a visit to Century Church Theatre in Hillsburgh, to present a cheque for $5000. This new funding will be used to improve the theatre facilities and equipment, and to widen the sphere of advertising to attract tourists to the community. From left: Lamanna, Dale Jones, Frank Winter, Almeida, Neville Worsnop. To find out more about Century Church Theatre, visit

May 8

Mother’s Day 5K Run and 3K Walk for Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. Come celebrate the women in your life by running or walking to support the safety of women and children in our community. This event will be chip-timed and is open to men, women and children. It will be followed by awards, snacks and refreshments. To register prior to May 8th for the discounted entry fee, go to You can also register May 8th at 479 St. Patrick St. W. Fergus from 8:15-9:15am. Collect $100 in sponsorships and run for free. See you there. *** Blue Rose season opening of the Maze and quartz crystal bowls and meditation. $2, all welcome. 519-833-0292.

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 first week of May -

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, be careful what you ask for, as things have a funny way of coming true for you this week. Censor your thoughts for the time being.

Volunteer Register a team Donate Walk with us in this inspirational 12-hour overnight event as we come together & fight to make cancer history. We can make a difference. Join us Friday June 17-18, 2011 Fergus Community Sportsplex 7:00 p.m.-7 a.m. Volunteer or register today

TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your mind is reeling and the only way to stop these anxious thoughts is to keep busy. Friends provide a welcome diversion later in the week. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, your current interests aren’t panning out as you’d hoped so consider other opportunities. Stop and consider all the possibilities as soon as possible. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Thoughts of love and relationships are on your mind, Cancer. However, you will have trouble expressing just how you feel to others. Think through the words. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you are a whirlwind of activity and this causes a bit of disruption to a normally organized week. Others may remark on the change in personality. VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 It’s hard to imagine fitting anything else into your packed schedule, Virgo. Somehow you manage to do it. But the effects could prove stressful. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 It’s time to plan and prepare, Libra. Take out a pen and paper and start making lists. It’s the only way to remain organized with so much going on.

SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Matters of the home take importance this week, Scorpio. Focus your attention on tackling things around the house and you’ll have more time to devote to fun.

SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 It might be time to pinch some pennies, Sagittarius. This week you could come up a bit short, and it doesn’t bode well for the rest of the month. Consider working overtime. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, things turn out to be very calm this week and it is surprising how much you can get accomplished. This slow pace is just the reprieve you’ve needed. AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, there’s not much you can do about a particular problem if you don’t spend any time actually thinking about a solution. Ignoring the situation won’t help. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, a few minor tweaks to your schedule and you are able to tackle an enormous amount of tasks this week. Enjoy productivity.

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May 2011 Committee Meeting Dates

May 10

9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Roads Solid Waste Services

Administration Centre, Keith Room Administration Centre, Keith Room

May 11

9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

Police Services Social Services Information, Heritage & Seniors

May 12

9:00 a.m.

Land Division & Planning

May 17

9:30 a.m.

Administration, Finance & Personnel

May 26

10:00 a.m.

County Council

Administration Centre, Guthrie Room Administration Centre, Guthrie Room Wellington Terrace, Board Room Administration Centre, Keith Room Administration Centre, Guthrie Room Administration Centre, Council Chambers

County Administration Centre, 74 Woolwich Street, Guelph | Wellington Terrace, 474 Wellington Road 18, Fergus Please Call Donna Bryce, County Clerk, at: 519.837.2600, Ext. 2520* to confirm meeting dates and times, as meetings are subject to change.


BE BETTER PREPARED. Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1-7, 2011 Watch the May 6, 2011 edition of the Wellington Advertiser for more information about emergency preparedness so you can “Be Better Prepared”. VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY BRANCH FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION! Enter a draw for an emergency kit

Reminders from Solid Waste Services

Weather Radio Draw Visit your municipal office to enter for a chance to win! YOUR BASIC 72 HOUR EMERGENCY KIT SHOULD INCLUDE:

Backyard Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Truckload Sale Saturday, April 30th 8 am - 1 pm, or while supplies last. Cash or cheque only

The First Two Electronics Recycling Event Days in 2011 Saturday, May 7 - Erin Community Centre 1 Boland Dr., Erin Saturday, May 14 - Harriston County Roads Garage 9160 Wellington Rd. 5, Harriston Electronic recycling event days run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Wellington County ratepayers may participate free of charge. Cash and non-perishable food donations will be collected to support local food banks.

Visit the SWS booth at the Fergus Lions Club Home and Leisure Show May 4 - 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Centre Wellington Community Centre Sportsplex in Fergus. For more information, contact Solid Waste Services (SWS): 519.837.2601 or toll-free 1.866.899.0248. ALTERNATE FORMATS OF THIS PUBLICATION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. For more information, contact: Jennifer Cowan, Accessibility Clerk, at: 519.837.2600, ext. 2373* or

• Water – 2 litres/person/day • Non-Perishable Food items; canned and dried goods • Manual Can Opener • Flashlight/batteries or crank flashlight • Portable radio/batteries or crank radio • First Aid Kit • Extra Car Keys • Cash and coins for pay phones • Important Personal Papers • Extra seasonal clothing and footwear • Toiletries • Analog telephone • Blankets (Mylar type) • Medications • Whistle • Playing cards, games (travel size), books For a complete list, visit: Visit Environment Canada’s website for more safety tips. CONTACT: Linda Dickson, Community Emergency Management Coordinator 519.846.8058 FEEDBACK - HOW ARE WE DOING? Do you have an idea for an upcoming issue? Andrea Ravensdale, Communications Officer 519.837.2600, ext. 2320* or *ALL CALLS CAN BE MADE TOLL FREE TO 1.800.663.0750

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