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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, May 28, 2010

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ELORA Community Centre, 60 David St. W. Wednesday June 2, 3pm- 8pm Clinic Sponsored by: Optimist Club of Elora

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Come and see the realization of our 30 year dream. TOUR THE NEW HOSPICE WELLINGTON RESIDENCE Saturday, May 29th, 2010 10:00 am - 4:00 pm No on-site parking is available, please park at Stone Road Mall (Sears end) for Shuttle Bus Service to the building

Compassionate end of life care in a home-like setting and community programs for wellness, respite, grief and bereavement support.

MAY 28 Karaoke 8pm. The Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth St., Guelph. Everyone 19+ welcome. *** Bringing History Alive, and To You. 10am. Seminar: The Lives Of Poets 9:30am. All welcome! Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 for information and to register. *** Alma Optimist Beef Barbecue. 5-7pm. Alma Community Hall. Adults $12, children $4, at the door.

MAY 29 Elora Legion Branch 229, 110 Metcalfe St. Elora, Saturday Night Dance. Entertainment by “Country Versatiles”. For info. call Judy Alles 519-846-5582. *** The East Luther Grand Valley Historical Society is unveiling a plaque in remembrance of the 1985 tornado. 11am sharp, on the grounds of the Grand Valley Public Library (corner of Main and Amaranth Streets). Light refreshments will follow. *** Perennial Plant and Bake sale. Mt. Carmel-Zion United Church, 22 Victoria St., Morriston. Check out our Website at for order form and information or call 519-341-1761. *** Arthur Legion, Karaoke 8:30pm. *** Fergus Lioness Spring yard sale at the Fergus Curling Club on St. George St. 8am-1pm. *** Spring Bazaar 9 – 3pm at Knox Church Ospringe (corner of Highway 124 and 125) Plants, craft and bake tables, gently used, penny table, hot lunch available. Contact Nora to book a table 519-856-4453. *** Chicken BBQ Belwood United Church. 4:30-7pm. Tickets $12, $10, $9 at the door or 519-843-7445. *** RE/MAX Blue Springs Realty (Halton) Inc. in Rockwood is hosting a Yard Sale for The Cure at our office location. Many RE/MAX offices will be participating in this simultaneous event and all proceeds are donated to Breast Cancer Research. *** Guelph chapter of La Leche League Canada will be holding its 4th Annual Toys & Treasures Sale. Featuring both New and Used Vendors. 10am-2pm at The Royal Canadian Legion, 919 York Road Guelph. $2 Adult Admission. To book a table or for more information please call Tania 519-763-7098. *** Grand Valley Lions Duck Race at 2 o’clock in Grand Valley. Fun for the whole family. *** Multi-family Yard Sale, BBQ, and Bake Sale benefiting the “Weekend to End Women’s Cancers” 8am–12pm. 148 MacKenzie Street, Rockwood. *** KofC and CWL Fish Fry. Maryhill Heritage Community Centre. 2 sittings 5:30 & 7pm. Adults $14, children (6-11)$7, preschoolers Free. Call Doug Zinger 519-648-2939. *** Giant Plant Sale by the Grand Valley Horticultural Society. 8am noon, at the Church of Christ on Amaranth Street in Grand Valley. Hundreds of perennials, some annuals, fabulous prices, rain or shine. Julie 519-928-2949. *** The Learning Disabilities Association hosts a workshop to discuss the relationship between sleep, attention, memory, and learning disabilities. Call 519-837-2050 for more information. *** Help Price Chopper help Lorissa’s Fund. Barbecue 10am-4pm, Price Chopper Fergus. *** Recycling Event Day 9am - 3pm at Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington Rd. 21, Elora. This service is provided at no charge. Wellington County ratepayers only. Food bank donations will be accepted. For a list of acceptable old electronics, visit or phone 1-866-899-0248.

MAY 30

Sunday June 13, 2010 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

Eden Mills Presbyterian Church - 148th Anniversary at 10:15am. Guest speaker Rev. Jack Archibald. Lunch and social time to follow. *** Kiwanis Music Festival Final Concert. Highlights of the Festival Concert and Awards Ceremony, St. George’s Church at 3pm. Please call the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000 for tickets. Tickets are $15/Adults, $10/Students and Seniors, $5/Children under 12. *** Cats Anonymous Spring Open House, Craft Sale & Bottle Driveat our Shelter in Marsville 10am - 3pm. or 519-855-6850 for more info. *** Lions Foundation of Canada Purina Walk for Dog Guides hosted by Woolwich Community Lions Club - Kissing Bridge Trail Arthur Street Entrance - Elmira – 9am (you may register and start walking as early as 8am). All proceeds will help fund Dog Guides programs - Canine Vision, Hearing Ear, Special Skills, Seizure Response and Autism Assistance Dog Guides. Prizes - refreshments. All ages, fitness levels with or without a dog are welcome to participate - for more information please call 519-669-5084. *** Walk for Dog Guides Mount Forest. The Mount Forest Lions are

holding their Walk for Dog Guides at 1-2pm at Murphy Park beside the Saugeen River on the south limits of Mount Forest. If you would like more information, please call Bill Kreps at 519323-4574. *** Harriston Lions Walk for Guide Dogs. Registration 10am. All monies raised will be sent to Canine Vision Canada in Oakville. Please call 519-343-3075 for more info.

MAY 31 Rightsizing Our Homes and Possessions 10:30am. Financial Discussion Group: Understanding Your Investments 10:30am. Zumba Gold Fitness Class 12:10pm (6 weeks). Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 for information and to register. *** TOPS #ON 4913, Harriston Open House 7:30-8:30pm Harriston United Church, side entrance (elevator available) TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) inspiring members to achieve & maintain goals and a healthy lifestyle. 519-338-3012.

JUNE 1 Dufferin Cattlemen & Dufferin 4-H are holding their annual fundraising event at the farm of Bob & Shelley Livingston, 834497 4th line Mono. The evening begins at 6pm with a BBQ Beef on a Bun followed by 4-H presentation and guest speakers with a focus on Opportunities in Agriculture, as well as a silent and live auction. Everyone welcome. For more info. please call 519-925-3257 or 519-923-9595.

JUNE 2 Until June 26- Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs. The Reinvention of Tap Dancing. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo. Regular Performance $42; Previews $35.50; 18 and Under $21.50. Tel: 519-747-7788 or Toll Free: 1-888-449-4463. *** St. Thomas Church, Harriston Chicken BBQ from 5- 7pm at the arena pavilion. Adults $12, Children under 10 $5. Advance tickets only. Call Grace 519-343-5181. *** Salem School Council is hosting a celebration honouring the retirement of Irene Bombis. Join us for cake and refreshments, 78pm, Salem Public School. Information: Jane Beaudoin 519-8462618.


Free Urban Pole Walking Clinic at 12:30pm, Brain Gym at 1:30pm. Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-7871814 for information and to register. *** Belwood Lions Country Jamboree at Belwood Hall 7:30pm. Come sing, come dance or just listen. Admission $5. For info. phone 519-843-8347. *** Family Fun Night. St. Joseph's Catholic School, Fergus. 5pm8pm. Jumping Castles, Silent Auction, Children's Activities, Games, Entertainment, Face Painting, Food, Drinks. Everyone welcome.

JUNE 4 Listowel/Hesson Garden Party at the Listowel Agricultural Hall. Corner of Hwy 86 & Tremaine Ave. Fun for all ages. Cold Ham supper served 4-8pm. Adults $12.50, children 5-10years $5, preschoolers free. For advance ticket sales please call 519-2914400 ext. 3. *** New Horizons Band at 10:30am. Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 for information and to register. *** Festival of Praise, a celebration in song to give thanks to God for the gifts of his Word which proclaimed during the Proclamation the past nine days, Melville United Church, 7pm. All are welcome.

JUNE 5 Elora Legion Branch 229, 110 Metcalfe St. Elora, Saturday Night Dance. Entertainment by “Entertainers”. For info. call Judy Alles 519-846-5582. *** Duff’s Church GOLF $75 (Green Fees, Dinner, $25 Receipt, 1pm shotgun start at Victoria West); EUCHRE/CHESS/CROKINOLE $50 Adult/$15 Youth (Games, Dinner, $25 Receipt, 3pm start at Duff’s Church by the 401) Dinner $40 Adult/ $15 Youth (Dinner, $25 Receipt, 6:30pm at Duff’s by the 401) Prizes Galore!! Contact Wendy 519-763-9764. *** June 5 & 6 - 5th Annual Erin Rodeo, at Erin Fairgrounds. Steak Dinner & Dance on Saturday night. For more info. call 519-8556303. *** Harriston and District Horticultural Society 9th Annual Garden Festival 8am - 2pm. The Train Station. Harriston. Plants, Garden Accents, Raffle & Food. Free Admission. Contact 519-338-3012. *** Minto Optimist Bob-Tail Truck, Custom Car & Pick up Show and Shine. Palmerston fairgrounds. Pork Chop Supper 5-7pm, Afternoon and evening entertainment, Sunday breakfast 810:30am. For more info. call 519-343-3862. *** Eagles' Nest Christian Ministries in Arthur is holding a huge garage sale starting at 8am at 5 Andrew Street in Arthur. Proceeds to aid relief efforts in Haiti. Continued on page 11

Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, May 28, 2010 PAGE THREE

Mapleton trio riding to “Conquer Cancer” by Chris Daponte


WELLINGTON CTY. Three friends from Mapleton Township are turning their passion for cycling into a valiant effort to help put an end to cancer. Jeff Duimering, Jerry Roubos and Wiebe (Bill) Van Zwol will ride over 200km from Toronto to Niagara Falls as part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer on June 12 and 13. The money raised by the trio - each participant is expected to raise at least $2,500 - will benefit The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret Hospital, one of the top five cancer research centres in the world. Duimering, 38, who lives on a farm just outside of Drayton and runs his own carpentry business, started cycling seriously just one year ago because of the health benefits. He decided to take part in the event because of the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. “I love cycling and it’s a good cause,” he said. “What I really appreciate is the money goes directly to cancer research.” In just two years of existence, the Ride to Conquer Cancer - there are also events in Quebec, Alberta and BC has surpassed all other cycling events to become Canada’s most successful cycling fundraiser, raising more than $28.5-million in 2008 and 2009. Last year the ride boasted 3,530 participants from eight provinces, l4 states and four countries. “It’s a great feeling doing it,” said Roubos, who will take part next month for the third straight year. “And it’s also

very humbling to see people who have been through [cancer] doing it as well.” Roubos, 35, is a project manager with Moorefield Excavating and lives just west of Arthur. He says he’s been “pretty lucky” in that he’s not had to deal with cancer personally. In fact, all three Mapleton residents say none of their close friends or immediate family members have been stricken with the disease. While that may be relatively rare, so too then is the trio’s truly altruistic desire to participate in the grueling event despite the lack of a personal connection to the disease. Roubos said his main reason for taking part is simple. “I think mentally and emotionally I could handle it if I got cancer,” he said on his blog for the 2009 Ride to Conquer Cancer. “But what if it was one of my kids? What if one of them was stricken with this disease? Could I bear to see them suffer? Kids are supposed to be vibrant bundles of energy ... I would feel pretty lost and helpless ... “That is why I ride. To help fund the research that may one day ease the suffering of someone I love; to enable the doctors to find a cure for cancer.” Asked why he participates, Van Zwol simply says, “It’s a fun thing to do and I believe it’s a good cause.” Now 61, Van Zwol lives northeast of Rothsay and is no stranger to cycling or to physically challenging charity events. Having grown up in the Netherlands, he learned to love riding during daily bike trips back and forth to school and

other destinations. Several years ago he took part in the Around the Bay Road Race to benefit McMaster University hospital, running one 10km leg of the 30km race. But he much prefers cycling. “I think it’s better exercise. And it agrees with my body much better than running,” he said with a laugh.

to try completing the entire trek from Toronto to Niagara in one day. Part of his training includes biking back and forth to Sunday mass at the Christian Reformed Church in Palmerston every week - a distance of about 15km each way. All three Mapleton residents said they don’t really have a time in which they’d

“That is why I ride. To help fund the research that may one day ease the suffering of someone I love; to enable the doctors to find a cure for cancer.” - Jerry Roubos on taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. A few years ago Van Zwol also participated in a 160km leg - from Owen Sound to Guelph - of the Sea to Sea bicycling tour that featured a stop at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church in Fergus. Duimering may be newer to the world of cycling, but he’s already put 750km on his bicycle this year, riding at least twice per week. Roubos also bikes several times per week to prepare and trains on a stationary bike in his basement in the winter. “The first year was the most difficult,” Roubos said of the 200km Ride to Conquer Cancer. “But it’s still draining.” Yet Van Zwol thinks “the average person” should be able to cycle 100km in a day and said next year he’d like the trio

like to finish the Ride to Conquer Cancer - they’re just looking forward to working as a team during the ride. “It’s definitely more fun [than going alone],” Van Zwol said. Added Duimering, “It’s easier to be motivated with a group.” So far, Roubos, Van Zwol and Duimering all say their fundraising has been going great, starting with fabulous support from their families and complimented by the generosity of friends and business connections (all three are involved in different areas of the construction business). “I’ve had good support,” Duimering said, to nods of agreement from Van Zwol and Roubos. Duimering has already surpassed his goal of $3,200

and anything more raised is a bonus, he said. Van Zwol, part owner of Wellington Construction, said his company will match whatever he personally raises, and his goal is $5,000 total. Roubos said he did not have a fundraising goal per se, but he has almost reached the m i n i m u m required. Without looking too far ahead, all three men expressed an interest in competing again in 2011. But for now, they’re just excited about cycling, the camaraderie of riding alongside one another and doing something for a good cause. Sure, they’re hoping for sunshine, but even bad weather won’t be able to spoil the mood or diminish the magnitude of their accomplishment. “I think it’s going to be a beautiful weekend regardless,” said Van Zwol. For more information visit To donate

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ENTERTAINMENT Hamlet’s Arts Festival features 18 local artists

Holding on - Last year’s Erin Rodeo, which as usual featured world champion bucking stock, was named rodeo of the year by the Ontario Rodeo Association. Event organizers are hoping this year’s rodeo, set for June 5 and 6 at the Erin Fairgrounds, will also draw huge crowds. Advertiser file photo

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on the Eramosa River, 10 minutes east of Guelph. There were several mills there a century ago and over the years there have been many businesses, all of which are gone except the old Coulson store, now the In a Heartbeat Art Gallery. It has 20 visual artists, authors, and artisans living in there. It is also known for its Going Carbon Neutral program and the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, now in its 22nd year. The festival will be held on June 5 and 6, rain or shine. Visit for directions, artists, and samples of their work. There will be a welcome centre in the community hall, with examples of the artists’ work, directions to each studio, and a cafe. The village is small so visitors can walk to all the studios, dip their feet in the mill pond, and take the dog for a walk.

Drayton Entertainment’s Tap Dogs coming to Playhouse in June


EDEN MILLS - The name may have changed, but the June 5 and 6 Eden Mills Arts Festival still offers a great opportunity to get a good look at the wide range of works of 18 village artists to be showcased. That Saturday and Sunday the studios will be open from 11am to 5pm. For the past nine years the weekend event has been known as Art in Eden. Started in 2001 by Eden Mills artists Anna Simon, Lee Lang and Sharlotte Reinhold, it has been a successful spring event since 2006. “The name change reflects the path we’ve chosen, to include more than just the visual arts,” said spokesman Michael Coull. “We are looking forward to including music, dance, theatre and a host of other artistic genres. We are also exploring the inclusion of classes from the many artists in Eden Mills. Eden Mills is an old village

ST. JACOBS – The most innovative dance show ever to be staged opens at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse this June. Tap Dogs features six male tap dancers using everything from scaffolding to metal grinders to create a non-stop dance spectacle. “Drayton Entertainment is thrilled to give local audiences the opportunity to see such a jaw-dropping performance,”

said artistic director, Alex Mustakas. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we see people attempting to tap dance their way out of the theatre after the show.” Tap Dogs has been performed in 330 cities worldwide with 12 million seats sold. Created by two-time Olivier award-winning choreographer Dein Perry, with a construction site set by eclectic designer and director Nigel Triffitt, Tap Dogs is rocking entertainment

– part theatre, part dance, part rock concert – a rough, tough and rocking reinvention of tap. It was the instant hit of the Sydney Theatre Festival, where it had its world premiere in 1995, and caused an equal sensation at the Edinburgh Festival later that year. It then played to standing room only at London’s Sadler’s Wells, with return tours of Australia, and a second West End engagement.

Tap Dogs made its North American debut at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival in August 1996. The show played to critical acclaim on a limited North American tour prior to an engagement in New York City, where Perry earned a 1997 Drama Desk nomination for best choreography and the show received a 1997 Obie Award. Since its debut, Tap Dogs has toured extensively through North America, Eur-

ope, Australia, the Far East and South Africa. Tap Dogs will play eight shows a week, June 2 through June 26 at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Tickets can be ordered by calling (519) 7477788 or toll free at 1-888-4494463. Visit or for more information.

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ENTERTAINMENT Area actor returning from Broadway for Drayton Entertainment’s Cagney DRAYTON – Broadway actor and Walkerton native Robert Creighton will be returning to his theatre roots this summer at the Drayton Festival Theatre. Creighton will be starring in Cagney, a musical biography of silver-screen legend James Cagney, Hollywood’s iconic hoofer. Creighton co-wrote the production, which will make its Canadian premiere at the Drayton Festival Theatre from June 30 through July 24. “Robert has a distinguished history with Drayton Entertainment,” said artistic director Alex Mustakas, who first met Creighton in 1988. “We are thrilled that, after all of his success in New York, he has chosen to return to the Drayton Festival Theatre and give local

audiences the opportunity to see this fascinating musical biography.” Creighton made his debut at the Drayton Festival Theatre in 1991, in the theatre’s inaugural production of Vaudeville, followed by a memorable turn as the precocious Eugene in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. “Since day one, Drayton Entertainment has cultivated a reputation for nurturing artists,” said Mustakas. “It is fitting that Robert Creighton returns to the stage that launched his career as the Drayton Festival Theatre commemorates its 20th anniversary season.” Creighton appeared in other Drayton productions over the next few years before securing

ROBERT CREIGHTON the role of Goody King in the national tour of Fame in 1998. His Broadway debut came in

2003, when he appeared in Jackie Mason’s Laughing Room Only. He then accepted

Donkey Sanctuary host 17th annual Donkey Day GUELPH - The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada will host its most important fundraising event of the year on June 13 from 11am to 4pm at the farm at 6981 Puslinch Concession 4. Organizers of the event are working on new and interactive activities to captivate visitors

of all ages. Activities at this year’s event include wagon rides, tattoos, face painting, James Funny Hat, Mad Science, Kids on the Block puppet show, Kids Creations art centre, a Donkey ’N’ U photo, Life in the Barn, Hoof Trimming

Sketching workshop at Arboretum June 9 GUELPH The Arboretum at the University of Guelph is offering a sketching nature workshop on June 9 from 10am to noon at the J.C. Taylor Centre. The workshop, designed for beginners, will focus on sketching techniques and note taking for those who want a permanent record of their observations of nature. Sketchbooks


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will be provided. The cost is $35 per person and the registration deadline is May 26. To register, call The Arboretum at 824-4120 extension 52358 or email

demonstrations, an Equine chiropractor and more. The Galt Kiltie Band and All Together Now will provide musical entertainment. And The Carrot Walk will include the stars of the day- the donkeys. Donkey Day veterans and newcomers will find some pleasant surprises. The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and protection of abandoned, neglected or abused donkeys, mules and hinnies. Animals admitted there are given a lifelong home. Currently, the sanctuary is home to 56 donkeys and 9 mules. The sanctuary is a non-prof-

it organization that relies solely on individual donations and fundraising events, such as Donkey Day. It does not receive government funding. Organizers thank the Donkey Day sponsors: Scotia Bank, 1460CJOY, MAGIC106.1, Chantler’s Environmental Services, Linamar, Red Car Service, Main Street Animal Hospital (Cambridge), Kids Creations Art Studio, Graphic Services, and Red Tree Audio Productions, Admission is $10 for adults , and children ages 3 to 18 pay $5. For more information, visit or call 519-836-1697.

roles in the Broadway productions of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Little Mermaid, and, most recently, as Timone in the stage adaptation of The Lion King. Creighton, who has a BA in vocal performance from Wilfrid Laurier University, has already received a lot of praise for his work in Cagney, which features music and lyrics that he co-wrote. The production won a 2010 Carbonell award for Best New Work, and was nominated in a number of other categories including Best Actor in a Musical for Creighton. Along with New York’s Drama Desk and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson awards, the Carbonell awards are among the United States’ premiere senior regional arts awards.

“There is a sort of juxtaposition in this production that really engages audiences,” said Mustakas. “On one hand we have the tough-guy character that Cagney portrayed on the silver screen, while on the other we have the light-hearted humour and music that is written into the script that is a closer resemblance to Cagney’s real-life personality.” Audiences will especially enjoy the renditions of the brilliant song and dance numbers Yankee Doodle Dandy and Give My Regards to Broadway. Tickets may be purchased through the Drayton Festival Theatre box office at 519-6385555 or toll free at 1-888-4494463. For more information please visit

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Don't let vampire power suck your wallet dry from vampire power drain. Vampire power varies in its level of destruction. Some devices, such as chargers, have been nicknamed "wall warts" because they can waste up to 50 percent of power since they're always plugged in. They continually provide a charge even if there is no device. Other devices, such as electric coffee pots or microwaves use vampire power to keep clocks working or to illuminate digital displays. Refrigerators require monitoring of internal temperature to know when to kick the motor into gear. Televisions use phantom load to be ready on a moment's notice to recognize a remote control signal. Other devices use the energy to make sure they don't have to "warm up" before use; certain parts of the device are on all of the time. There is a growing threat of vampire power proliferation. As long as new technological devices come on the market, the chance for the vampire to sink its teeth into the electrical supply continues. All of these

devices are known vampires:TVs, VCRs, DVD players, answering machines, MP3 players, cell phones, stereos, laptops, and desktops. Also, look out for anything with a remote, anything with a charger or anything with a clock display. Fight Vampire Power Pests 1. Reduce the demand for energy. Gadgets are certainly fun, but think about if you need a multitude of these devices. 2. Choose Energy Star-qualified electronics and appliances, which generally use less power. 3. Seek out the real "off"switch. Some devices have a soft power switch on the front that simply powers down the device. The real "off" switch may be located in the back. 4. When in doubt, simply unplug it from the outlet. 5. Use a power strip. Plug all of your devices into one power strip and turn off the power strip when not in use. This provides less hassle than juggling plugs and outlets. 6. Invest in a smart strip,

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Switch your font ... protect the planet? The font type and size used to print documents can mean the difference between being green and using more ink and paper, according to research. Think back to high school or even college. Teachers often set guidelines for typed reports and term papers. They specified the font and margin size for a reason. Otherwise students would use extra-wide margins and turn in a paper typed at 16 point size to easily meet the page number requirements of the assignment. By reversing that logic, one can reduce the amount of paper and ink used for any printed documents and be green in the process. Font Facts Certain fonts are used for readability and cross-platform compatibility. However, these readable fonts may not con-


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able savings over the course of a year. It is also recommended to use the "draft" setting of the printer when printing less important documents because this setting reduces the saturation of ink. Paper Cutbacks While changing a font type certainly can make a difference in ink usage, the bulk of the environmental benefits come from reduced paper usage. To achieve this, a condensed font combined with small margins and a smaller, yet still readable point size can increase the amount of text that fits on a standard page. Thus, fewer pages need to be used when printing. This trick paired with printing on both sides of the paper greatly reduces the amount of paper used for regular printing needs.

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Rural Life

Fiddlehead research springs ahead Fiddlehead greens, the young tightly curled fronds of the indigenous wild ostrich fern (Matteucia struthiopteris), are a delectable spring vegetable and rite of the season. Fiddleheads are a food source have been well known to Canada’s First-Nations for many years. Primarily found in Maritime Canada, they are also native to parts of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Research being done by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) scientist Dr. John DeLong and his colleagues is now proving that fiddleheads are not only delicious but also very healthy. Working from his laboratory at the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Dr. DeLong has been studying the nutritional composition of fiddleheads for a number of years. In addition to being a good source of dietary fibre and being low in sodium, fiddleheads contain vitamins A and C, niacin, potassium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium. Interestingly, the brilliant green fiddleheads also contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). “Nutritionally, the fiddlehead is similar to spinach, which we know as being a ‘good-for-you’ vegetable,” explained Dr. DeLong. “But unlike spinach, fiddleheads contain this EPA omega-3 fatty acid, as well as high concentrations of antioxidants. “Both omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which could make them very useful in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. “The fiddlehead’s total antioxidant activity is twice that of blueberries.”

Although he regularly enjoys fiddleheads in meals (and won’t disclose where his favourite local stashes of ostrich ferns are located), Dr. DeLong stressed that fiddleheads must never be eaten raw, due to the potential for harmful microflora and fauna to be caught and held in the vegetable’s tightly curled fronds. “They need to be well washed and fully cooked.” He also noted it is important to harvest them at the right stage, such as before the tightly curled fronds begin to unfurl - which is before they are 10 to 12 centimeters high. If they are too mature, they will have a bitter, unpleasant taste. The fresh fiddlehead industry in Maritime Canada is traditionally a short-lived one of about a month’s duration, following which consumers must rely on commercially frozen or even home-preserved fiddleheads if they want to continue to enjoy this unique vegetable. While the current demand for fiddleheads is adequately supplied by wild harvesting, further interest in the plant for its nutritional qualities may well lead to opportunities for agricultural producers to take an innovative step forward into raising this unique crop. Dr. DeLong is also currently working with a colleague at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, investigating the inclusion of the plant as a nutrient additive that could be used in livestock and poultry feeds, for example to produce omega-3 rich eggs and pork. What does the future hold for Dr. DeLong’s research with fiddleheads? He is curious about what cooking does to the beneficial compounds fiddleheads contain, and whether how they are cooked - by steaming or boiling - will affect nutrient levels.

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The OMAFRA Report 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: GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS by John C. Benham, Program Rep. If you have completed the Growing Your Farm Profits workbook, one of the things you are eligible to receive is a Farm Financial Assessment provided by a Farm Business Advisor. The program covers up to $2400 of eligible costs to hire an advisor to complete the assessment. The farmer pays $100. The assessment can include a review of past financial performance, the current situation and point out options to make improvements. As well, if you feel there is need for a particular skill improvement, cost share funding at 50% up to $3,000 is available. Costs such as tuition, textbooks and travel expenses are eligible. If you need Advanced Business Planning the available cost share is 50% to a maximum of $8,000. This aspect of the program covers such items as succession planning, marketing, diversification, expansion and feasibility plans. If you still have not attended a GYFP workshop the next one is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2, to be completed Wednesday, June 9 and will be held in the OMAFRA meeting room in Elora from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided – no cost! At the time of writing only two spaces are left, so don’t put off registering. For more information, or to register for the GYFP workshop, please call 519-846-3394. PROGRESSIVE AG SAFETY DAYS This is a fun-filled, hands-on day for youth age 10-21. Planned activities include demonstrations and discussions on numerous safety-related topics. Participants will be divided into small groups to rotate through a variety of safety sessions. Small groups allow the youth to participate in activities designed to help them learn. Cost: $10.00 including lunch Open to everyone – 4-H members please bring your friends. Sessions could include (please note sessions may vary in each region): • Animal Safety • Chemical Safety • Farm Equipment Safety • Fire Safety • Sun Safety • Lawnmower Safety • Bicycle Safety • ATV Safety • Food Safety • Grain Safety • Hidden Hazards • Tractor Safety The following are the dates, locations and registration deadlines: July 7 - Rockton Fairgrounds, Rockton – register by June 7 July 21 - Ridgetown College, Ridgetown – register by June 21 For more information contact 4-H Ontario’s Opportunities

Coordinator, 4-H Ontario, 519-824– 0101; 1- 877-410-6748, REMINDER!! ONTARIO HOLSTEIN BRANCH SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarship applications are now available for students who have completed at least one year of college or university. Deadline: June 15, 2010. Check the website for the Scholarship application at: Documents/SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION_2010_4.sflb.ashx For more information contact the Ontario Holstein Branch at 519-653-6180. HELP COMMUNITY HARVEST ONTARIO TAKE ROOT Community Harvest Ontario is a new program where the Ontario Association of Food Banks are building the infrastructure, skills, and resources required to receive and distribute perishable local foods. Help this program take root. “We can fight hunger with local food.” “We have already taken small steps so we know we can make Community Harvest Ontario work.” In a pilot project last year, a Leamington farmer donated 250,000 pounds of fresh peppers to Ontario's food banks. For more information about Community Harvest Ontario contact the Ontario Association of Food Banks: or the food bank in your community. COMING EVENTS June 4 - 7 Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo, Arkell Research Station, Guelph. Check the website at: June 20 - 26 Pork Week in Stratford – the City of Stratford has designated this week and will celebrate the 37th Annual Ontario Pork Congress by flying the OPC flag high above City Hall, in recognition of its contribution to the agricultural community in specific, and the economy of Stratford and surrounding area in general. Many area restaurants will be offering Ontario pork specials throughout the week. Mark you calendar and watch for details at: June 26 Children’s Farm Safety Day, hosted by Waterloo Rural Women, will be held from 9:00 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. at the farm of Ken and Marie McNabb, 1427 Pinehill Rd. in Wilmot Township. This event provides invaluable safety messages to children ages 412 that live on a farm or visit one regularly. This program is subsidized by local agri-business and the registration fee per child is only $5.00. For more information or to register or to volunteer to help at this important event, please contact Heidi Wagner at Woolwich Community Health Centre at 519-664-3794 ext. 237.


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ANNUAL BATTERY DRIVE Again this year the Wellington County 4-H Association is having its annual used battery drive. This fundraiser helps support the youth programs offered by the association throughout the county. Used batteries from cars, trucks, farm machinery, tractors and even lawn mowers are considered a hazard waste and should be disposed of carefully due to the acid inside. The batteries are picked up from the different locations listed below by the firm Battery Pro and the fund from them are sent to the County Association. Kindly drop your used batteries at these locations and thanks in advance for your support.

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PAGE TEN Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, May 28, 2010 Advertorial

When it comes to windshield repair and replacement YOU SHOULD STOP AT GO! on the highways, and anyone living in the country knows the risks of following another vehicle down a dirt road! All of a sudden a stone bounces up and hits the windshield with a loud pop. The noise makes you jump and then you notice, with dismay, a mark on the glass. A chip! The integrity of your windshield may now have been compromised, and although a small chip is perhaps nothing to worry about at this point, it is well worth having it checked because that small chip may become a bigger problem in the future. It really comes down to the old proverb that a ‘stitch in time saves nine’. Drivers should consider that it is much

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cheaper to get a chip fixed right away. This can usually be done quite easily by injecting a special epoxy filler into the chip. If you choose to leave that chip unattended, you may find yourself with a crack in the windshield at some point in the future. Sometimes all it takes is for the car to hit a bump or pothole in the road for that to happen. In that case a replacement windshield would be required. Also, many of you may not know that the effectiveness and safety of the front airbag operation in many vehicles can be adversely affected by an unstable windshield. Some airbag deployment methods use the base of the windshield as the pushing off point for inflation should an impact occur, so it is important that the windshield be strong and stable. Although the majority of repairs

take place at the shop, there are occasions when mobile service may be provided. This is usually in cases of severe windshield damage, where driving your vehicle to the Go Glass location may be dangerous. If you are in any doubt, don’t hesitate to call Go Glass for advice on your particular situation. A repair or replacement can take from 45 minutes to three or four hours, depending on what is required. The repair and replace processes include the use of certain chemicals and adhesives. These need to ‘cure’, so Go Glass is careful to allow a ‘safe drive-away time’ before returning the vehicle to the customer. They take great pride in the quality and safety of their work. Windshields are not all that they do at Go Glass. They also sell and fit vehicle accessories. Some of these include step bars, trailer hitches, tonneau covers and truck caps, and they also offer a window tinting service. Your driving safety and comfort should be of paramount importance. If you have a chip or a crack in your windshield don’t ignore it, and don’t keep putting off that repair. Give the guys at Go Glass a call and arrange to have it fixed without further delay! Go Glass is located at 660 Imperial Rd North in Guelph (just south of Woodlawn) Tel: (519) 837-2690.

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*** Moorefield Optimist Auction Sale. 12:30pm at the Moorefield Optimist Hall on Ball Avenue. The Opt.Mrs club will be serving snacks and a sit down meal at 5pm. *** Eden Mills Arts Festival, an annual spring event featuring 18 local artists. 11am-5pm in the village of Eden Mills, (east of Guelph on Highway 7 and south of County Road 29; north from Highway 401 on Guelph Line). *** Harriston Firefighters Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Firehall. 7-11am. Adults $6, 5-12yrs $4, under 5-free. Bake table.

JUNE 6 The Upper Credit Humane Society “Ride For Paws” Charity Motorcycle Run. Registration 10am, ride begins 11am. Fee: $15 per rider. Start/Finish Peel Regional Police Association, 10675 Mississauga Road, Brampton, Ont. A barbeque will be available at the end of the ride. *** Memorial Service at Eden Mills Community Cemetery 2pm. In case of poor weather, service will be held in the Eden Mills Presbyterian Church. For further info. call 519-856-4436. *** Palmerston United Church Roast Beef Dinner. 4:30-7pm (continuous service) Adults $15, 12 & under $7. Tickets at Peak Realty or 519-343-3620. *** Guelph Community Decoration Day presented by RCL Colonel John McCrae Memorial Branch 234. 1:30pm - Marymount Cemetery, Parade marches to Mausoleum for Service. 3pm Woodlawn Memorial Park – Parade assembles and marches pausing at WWII Veterans Grave area onto WWI Veterans Grave area for Service. *** St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur. Join us for a special Sunday Service and social 2pm. Country Gospel music and guest speaker Rev. Dr. Robert Spencer. Everyone welcome. *** Elora Writers' Festival - 1pm - 4pm. Six of Canada's most celebrated authors will read from their latest works. Linden MacIntyre; Bonnie Burnard; Terry Fallis; Pasha Malla; Ray Robertson; Barry Dempster. Heritage River, 25 Wellington Dr., Elora. Tickets: $15 - Roxanne's Reflections, 152 St. Andrew St. W. Fergus, 519-843-4391. *** Hike The Trail Series 2010. An invitation to join a series of casual hikes on the beautiful Elora Cataract Trailway.10am start. Gerrie Road entrance, rain or shine. *** Smoked Pork Chop Dinner at St. George’s Anglican Church Harriston 4:30- 6pm. $12 per dinner. Everyone Welcome.

JUNE 7 Puslinch Historical Society meeting. 7:30pm at the Township Office in Aberfoyle. For Show & Tell, bring your antique kitchen

ware, tools and gadgets, 1950 and older. "Puslinch Beginnings" PowerPoint will be shown. Everybody welcome! *** Celebrating Seniors Month! 2:15pm. Don’t miss this very special afternoon performance produced by “The Victoria Park Ensemble”. No charge! Enjoy a special celebration cake and refreshments. Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519787-1814 for information and to register. *** Guelph Enabling Garden: Horticultural Therapy Teaching Sessions. All welcome to join in this FREE educational workshop 7 - 8pm in the Guelph Enabling Garden at Riverside Park, Guelph. Topic “Edible Container Gardening". To register please contact Lea Tran 519-265-5770. *** Wellington County Historical Society Annual General Meeting Aboyne Hall, Wellington Place. Come out and enjoy refreshments and music by 'Dunc Lamond and Friends' and pick up your copy of Volume 23 of the Wellington County History.

JUNE 8 Until June 26- On Golden Pond. An Ageless Comedy By Ernest Thompson. Drayton Festival Theatre, 33 Wellington St., Drayton. Regular Performance $42; Previews $35.50; 18 and Under $21.50. Tel: 519-638-5555 or Toll Free: 1-888-449-4463. *** Royal City Quilters Guild meeting at the Three Willows Church, 577 Willow Rd. Guelph, 7pm. Guest speaker is Heather Stewart, a recognized teacher and artist. *** 24th Annual General Meeting of the Community Resource Centre 6pm at the Fergus Legion, 500 Blair Street. Please RSVP 519843-7000.

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DIAMOND Sponsors Township of Centre Wellington Grant & Acheson A.O. Smith WPC Canada Ecclestone Financial Group Inc. Chambers Plan Group Benefits – Barney Tracy TD Canada Trust Highland Pines Campground & RV Sales Bell Reid’s Heritage Homes RBC Royal Bank Grand River Agricultural Society Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures Development Corp Edge Realty Solutions Graham A. Giddy Funeral Homes

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Guelph Guild of Storytellers. Storytelling at the Boathouse. 8pm Come listen to tales new and old by the river. Short open mic time. This month's theme “The road less travelled”. Special Guest: Ann Estill. Boathouse at 116 Gordon St. Donations graciously accepted. Not suitable for children. Sandy Schoen 519-767-0017. *** Drop-in Blood Pressure Clinic 10am-12noon. No charge! All welcome! Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 for information and to register. *** Arthritis Society/Mount Forest Family Health Team. Discover how you can help manage osteoarthritis in our free workshops. For information or to register: 519-323-0255. *** Evening Nature Walk beginning at the J.C.Taylor Centre, Arboretum, U of G at 7 - 8:30pm. "From the Eyes of the Animals". $2 / person, under 5 free. 519-824-4120 ext. 52113.

The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce wishes to extend a heartfelt

TITLE Sponsor – OLG

Fergus Elora Retail Alliance (FERA) Shop Local program draw was held at Estate of Mind in Elora. Making the draw is store owner Carolyn Sharp. The winner is Karen Fisher of Elora who won a $50 gift certificate to Dixon Home Hardware of Fergus. The FERA draw for May 24-26 will be drawn from Station Earth in Fergus. The following week (May 31 - June 2) a ballot will be drawn from Jammed Lovely. Thanks to all of the participating stores and all of the local shoppers!

Nick’s Quick Delivery Shopper’s Drug Mart R&R Printing Moore Canada – RR Donnelley PRODUCTION The Weinstein Group MEAL prepared by Van Gali’s Inn & Cafe DESSERT Sponsor Savour Elora Fergus MEDIA Sponsors Cogeco Fergus-Elora News Express The Wellington Advertiser AWARDS COMMITTEE Michael Weinstein - Chair Karen Welch – Adjudication Chair Rob Black Deb Dalziel Barney Tracy Phil Brace Tammie Adams Bill Longshaw

Roberta Scarrow

Julie Brace

VOLUNTEERS Rebecca Hannam - MC Betty Weinstein Dean Scarrow Barney Tracy Phil Brace Deb Dalziel Margaret Molitor Eleanor Pearce Heather Andrews Carol O’Brien Katie Sinclair Deb Schlieker Lindsey Gray Robyn Mulder Patti Jackson Gloria Longshaw Ryan Harrop Jake Delurey Ian Harrop Janet Harrop Bryan Welch Jim Woods Donna Woods Drew Croll Steve Dudden Marlene Walker

DECOR, PROPS & MORE Harrcroft Acres Tammie Adams Ted Ecclestone O’Brien & Dalziel homes George Thomas Scotiabank - ticket sales DeBoer’s Farm Equipment OMAFRA Bob Skerritt ADJUDICATION COMMITTEE Bruce Andrews Kathy Baranski David Barr Kathy Bouma AJ Broderick Ted Ecclestone Toni Ellis Scott Giddy Kelly Hall Amanda Jefferson

Cindy Lindsay Mary Lloyd Mary MacGregor Mark Manning Daisy Moore Lena Nudds Jerome Quenneville Joanne Ross-Zuj Deb Schlieker Vince Starratt Joanne Gies Carl Wilkinson CWDHS STUDENT PERFORMERS Tori Hadfield Danielle Burns Sam Campbell Shayla MacDonald VIDEO CLIPS Steph Toohill & OSCATS HARRCROFT ACRES AGRICULTURAL PERFORMERS Moo Grayce Clucking Cagney & Lacey Baaaa Sheep – Gladys, Aileen, Robyn, Roberta

To all of our Nominees, Nominators and of course the WINNERS – thank you and congratulations! You are all Outstanding in Your Field!!

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Bide your time, Aries, because change is on the horizon. You just need to have a little more patience. However, the outcome may not be what you expected.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 You haven't been feeling like yourself, Scorpio, and others notice the change. It could just be stress or you may be feeling a little restless. Hang in there.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, things are about to heat up and you could begin to feel overwhelmed in the next few days. You will have to struggle only for a little bit, though.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are in a festive mood, but others aren't receptive to your jovial demeanor. Maybe you should postpone the festivities for another week.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, take your time going through your choices this week. Otherwise you may make a bad decision that you will regret later. An old friend is in town.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you can't make up your mind, how are you going to be able to convey your point to others? The next few weeks are busy and you won't have much time for discussion.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 You need a break, Cancer, but you don't know from what. Analyze what is giving you the most stress and act on changing that situation. Money woes are forgotten. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, relationships are strained and you're called in to act as mediator. But you don't relish the idea of acting as a referee. Be patient with the situation. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, it's okay to take others' advice once in a while. You don't have to stand on your own merits every day. People already know that you are a strong person. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Don't think about making any big changes in the next few days, Libra. Your personal life is about to turn topsy turvy and you will have a lot of choices to consider.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Start putting your money where your mouth is, Aquarius. There's only so long you can bait a person and keep your catch on the line. Sooner or later he or she will get smart and leave. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Travel is in your immediate future, Pisces. You just won't be sure if it will be a long adventure or just a day jaunt to get away.

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COUNTY OF WELLINGTON LONG SERVICE RECOGNITION 35 YEARS Rob Moore - Roads, Engineering Services 30 YEARS Patricia Hunter - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Linda M. Cumming Robinson - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Brenda Rogers - Environmental Services, Wellington Terrace Wayne Vokey - Ontario Works, Social Services 25 YEARS Bonnie Eagles - Environmental Services, Wellington Terrace Connie Halls - Environmental Services, Wellington Terrace Liana Woods - Environmental Services, Wellington Terrace 20 YEARS Joanne Badder - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Reginald Camplin - Roads, Engineering Services Joe Carbone - Planning Debra Cowal - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Sheena Grenon - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Nancy Klepacki - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Greg Morphy, Roads, Engineering Services Diane Olinski - Nutrition Services, Wellington Terrace Mark Van Patter - Planning 15 YEARS Rene Lefevre- Museum & Archives Ruth Stopps- Library 10 YEARS Nancy Blaak - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Joeleen Diljee - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Jean Dove - Child Care, Social Services Alex Innes-Fletcher - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Paula Johnson - Finance, Treasury Angela Kragelj - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Nikki Logan - Nursing, Wellington Terrace Mark Paoli - Planning Margaret Schinck - Environmental Services, Wellington Terrace Mary Taylor - Nursing, Wellington Terrace

RURAL HIGH-SPEED INTERNET UPDATE: In June 2009, Wellington County received funding as part of the Government of Ontario's Rural Connections Broadband programme. Wellington County will receive up to $1 million in funding to reimburse 1/3 of the infrastructure cost funded by the project vendor. Barrett Xplore Inc. is the operator of Xplornet Internet Services and has recently purchased the assets of Everus Communications (the original project vendor) and taken over their operations. Barrett Xplore Inc. and the County are finalizing technical and deployment plans for the project with the intent to start building towers and provide service as early as this summer, completing the project within the next 12 months. For more information, please visit the Xplornet website at: or email the County of Wellington at:


9:00 a.m.

Police Services Board

Guelph Room, Administration Centre

June 8

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

Roads Solid Waste Services

Keith Room, Administration Centre Keith Room, Administration Centre

June 9

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

Social Services Information, Heritage & Seniors

Guelph Room, Administration Centre Board Room, Wellington Terrace

June 10

9:00 a.m.

Planning & Land Division

Keith Room, Administration Centre

June 15

9:30 a.m.

Administration, Finance & Personnel

Guelph Room, Administration Centre

June 24

10:00 a.m.

County Council

Council Chambers, Administration Centre

County Administration Centre, 74 Woolwich Street, Guelph Wellington Terrace, 474 Wellington Road 18, Fergus Please call Nicole Cardow, Deputy Clerk, at: (519) 837-2600, ext. 2930* to confirm meeting dates and times, as meetings are subject to change.

FIRST 2010 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) EVENT DAY 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5: Drayton Community Centre, 68 Main Street West, Drayton Wellington County residents only. No charge to participate. For a list of acceptable HHW materials, visit or contact SWS at 519.837.2601 or toll-free 1.866.899.0248.

SUNRISE THERAPEAUTIC RIDING & LEARNING CENTRE Annual Golf Tournament Monday, May 31st, 2010 11:30 a.m. Victoria East Golf Club in Guelph

Dinner | Silent Auction | Awards Follow Questions? Lynne OʼBrien 519.837.0558, ext. 25 Funds support the Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre in Puslinch.

THE ANNUAL WELLINGTON COUNTY POLICE SERVICES BOARD AUCTION SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010 Rockwood O.P.P. Detachment 5145 Wellington Road 27, in Rockwood (alternative parking at Rockmosa Community Centre)


Viewing 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Auction begins at 12:30 p.m. • 50 bikes • Sports Equipment

• Tools • Jewelery

• Electronics ... and more!

Please join Crime Stoppers for a BBQ lunch on site.

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

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