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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 4, 2010

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS In honour of the 100th anniversary of the Fergus Carnegie Public Library Building, WCL Fergus Branch is sponsoring a writing contest open to ages 5-8; 9-12 and 13 to 130! The theme of the contest is: “I Love My Library Because…” Visit Wellington County Library – Fergus Branch to pick up an entry form. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Doors Open Anniversary Celebration Saturday June 26 at 3 pm. *** July Family Arts Days At Elora Centre for the Arts. 10am to 12noon, Every Wednesday in July $10 Members / $15 Non. Price is per family each day*. *Each Family must have at least one member of the Centre. Come out for a couple hours of fun and creativity! Fergus Elora Retail Alliance (FERA) Shop Local program draw was held at Station Earth in Fergus. Making the draw is store owner Rowan Maclean and Chamber General Manager Roberta Scarrow. The winner is Brian Nixon who won a $50 gift certificate to Jammed Lovely in Elora. The FERA draw next week (May 31- June 2) a ballot will be drawn from Design Her in Elora. The following week (June 7-9) a ballot will be drawn from Symmetry in Elora. Thanks to all of the participating stores and all of the local shoppers.

School holds tea June 6 to salute retiring teacher PONSONBY - The public school here on County Road 7 will be honouring a teacher who is retiring after over 30 years of service. Jeff Thompson is retiring at the end of this school year. Jessa Chupik, a member of the parent council at the school said Thompson is not only an excellent teacher who has been nominated on two occasions to the Ontario government for his excellence in teaching, but also he contributes to Wellington County life as the “sign guy” at the school. Mr. T. (as he is known to members of the school) is in charge of the messages on the sign that everyone sees as they drive past the school. Many people stop by the school and tell the principal about how much they look forward to

reading the messages that Mr. T. posts. School principal Ken Keesmat said on Friday that Thompson has been at the school for 29 years, something that does not happen these days where teachers are encouraged to change schools every four or five years. He noted that a traffic accident near the school caused two OPP officers to drop into the school in the course of their investigation. They had both been taught by Thompson. Keesmat said Thompson has taught several second generation families at the school. The parent council is holding a tea June 6 from one to 3pm. All community members are welcome to attend. Keesmat said the celebration will be an informal one.

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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); Eurchre / Chess / Crokinole $50 Adult/$15 Youth (Games, Dinner, $25 Receipt, 3pm start at Duff’s Church by the 401) Dinner $40 Adult/ $15 Youth. Contact Wendy 519-763-9764. *** June 5 and 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. *** 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. *** Join the Wellington North Walk for ALS at Victory Community Centre. Registration 9:30am. Walk 11am. Email Ashley_teeter@hotmail.com for more info. Come out, enjoy the weather, and walk for those who can’t! *** Rockwood United Church 119 Harris St. Rockwood. Country Breakfast 8-11am, Plant Sale 8-12pm, Car Wash 8-12pm, Kids Carnival 10-3pm. Dunk Tank, Jumpy Castle, Cotton Candy, Games and Activities. Come Join the Fun! *** The Red Cheveron Club has live music for you, with Rebound; 8pm. Free admission. Everyone welcome 19+. *** Century Theatre Guild presents “A Sting in the Tale”, by Clemens and Spooner, a mystery with a touch of off-the-wall comedy. 2:30 pm. 519-855-4586. www.centurychurchtheatre.com *** Household Hazardous Waste day. Drayton Community Centre, 68 Main St. W., Drayton, 9am - 3pm. This service is for residents in Centre Wellington, Erin, Guelph/Eramosa, Mapleton, Minto, Puslinch and Wellington North only. There is no charge. Only household materials defined as HHW will be accepted. For more information contact SWS at (519) 837-2601, 1-866-899-0248 or www.wellington.ca.

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. *** The United Church of Canada celebrates its 85th anniversary in churches today. Moorefield, 9:30am, and Saint James United in Rothsay 11am, will be using words and hymns from the Inaugural service on June 10, 1925. Coffee and sweets follow the Saint James service. All 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.

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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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. *** Guelph Township Horticultural Youth make a Mosaic pot or sign at Pavillion 4- Marden Park.7pm . Bring small stones or marbles. 519- 836-9535. *** Euchre. Harriston Legion #296 Harriston. 8pm. Light Lunch provided $5 per person. Bring a partner. For more information call 519-338-2843.

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. BBQ available at the end of the ride. www.uppercredit.com. *** Memorial Service at Eden Mills Community Cemetery 2pm. In

Arthur Agricultural Society Directors meeting. 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All welcome. *** Minto Retirees Activity Group First Seniors’ Olympics Day. Harriston Legion at 9am. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15. Continued on page 7

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Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 4, 2010 PAGE THREE

Wesley Bates: Promoting arts and culture in his town by Mike Robinson

Artwork Gathering - Norwell students prepare the Minto Arts Gallery for a showing of their works. The show representing art from various grade levels began May 28 and continues until June 12. photo by Mike Robinson

MINTO - “Libraries are the first base of culture in any community,” and Wesley Bates, president of the Minto Arts Council feels it is only fitting that town’s centre for the arts is above the Harriston Carnegie library. The gallery is operated by the council. Bates said, the original architects designed facilities like Harriston’s to include a library and a gallery, believing that both are essential to community life. Today, it is a facility to house community interest in the past, the present, and the future. The Minto arts council has worked and partnered with the Minto Heritage Association, Palmerston Railway Museum, Clifford Historical Society, the Norgan Theatre, the Palmerston and Harriston Fall Fairs, and the Minto Farmer’s Market. “As president of the Minto Arts Council, it is with great pride that I tell you that I am working with a very forward thinking crew,” Bates said. Now a resident of Clifford, he came to the area over a decade ago. Upon leaving Hamilton in 1999, he has been on eight different committees over a number of years, and had promised himself that he wasn’t going to join anything ... for two years. “I was going to get busy doing something else. About a year and nine months later, a friend, Tony Luchiani, convinced him to join the arts council. “That’s the way I got involved. I liked the idea of the community having an arts council. It’s a very unusual

thing to have.” He noted that “None of the communities surrounding the town have an organization that is operating at the same level. The arts council began in 1997, and Bates speculated it was likely one of the first of its type in the immediate area. The council organizes an average of six exhibitions as well as other events each year. In 1999, it founded the Basement Café Concert Series. The council presents three live music concerts each year, featuring local and nationally recognized musicians. In 2007, the Minto Arts Council won the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement award for volunteerism in Ontario. While Bates noted there are other arts organizations in Listowel and Hanover, “They do not operate their own galleries or concert series. You would have to go to Southampton, Goderich, or Owen Sound to find a comparable arts council. Arts councils in this area are functioning and do good work, but they’re not created in the same way we are.” For 18 years, Bates was on the board of the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, which is a much larger organization than this one. “So I have lots of experience working on a community arts council.” “Theirs isn’t set up quite the same as ours. That one is more an arts and crafts association, but they operate very much like an arts council.” He described it as one of the leading arts group in that region. He laughed when he noted

that terms are undefined for the length of the president’s position. “The last one stayed on for six years because the rest of us wouldn’t take it on. She was very sweet to do that.” In addition to the six annual shows at the gallery, there are shows of works by students from Norwell District Secondary School and Minto Clifford Public School. The public school show was being installed last week, dur-

One particular push right now, he said, is to raise the profile of the arts council. “We’re really proud of it, because this council is unique in our whole area.” Bates said there is the fine arts thrust, the public thrust, and the exhibition thrust, which he also considers unique. There are 38 volunteer members, but the council is initiating a consolidated email list. “Right now several people have several lists,” he said. As

“We are delighted to be part of a community where council is aware and understands the importance of arts and culture ...” ing Bates interview with the Advertiser. That show continues until June 12. “We have a mandate to support local ... and we use local in a very general term ... local artists. We also do heritage exhibitions, and are connected with the schools.” In 2009 the arts council “Archie” award was given to Minto-Clifford art student Jordan Scholten, and marked the ninth year the council sponsored the award presented to the school’s most promising art student. He noted the group is always looking for additional members. This year, the arts council approved a bursary for Norwell High School and is working with the school administration to develop the criteria for awarding it.

an example, he said there are 58 people on the list he uses. And there are others he defines as Friends of the Arts Council. He said the council is hoping to sell memberships at $15 each. The group also has a website www.mintoartscouncil.ca and through it, publishes a newsletter, and that newsletter would be sent to those with memberships. He added that membership in the Minto Arts Council has added benefits. Places such as the Ontario Art Gallery will honour the local membership as a gallery membership and offer reduced rates. The arts council also hosts trips to other studios, such as the Arts Crawl in Hamilton. A similar tour is planned for London this year.

Bates said there are also student tours to local artist studios on an improvised basis. Some of Bates’ visions for the future include more arts council activities. “Essentially we hope to be able to extend more opportunities to get involved in the arts.” Those could include winter arts classes or bringing in guest speakers. But, he stressed, those are still in the idea stage right now. He also noted the Harriston Library is on Wellington County’s list of libraries for renovations. In the recent past, major expansions and renovations have happened at the Carnegie Libraries in Elora and Mount Forest. Bates said the Arts Council is in the midst of a five-year agreement with the town for use of the upstairs gallery. The group had made the agreement with the town before the county took over control of all the libraries and bought the building. The Wellington County library board honoured that agreement. When the renovations happen, Bates is uncertain what the group’s status as tenants will be. He said members have been

working to raise the profile of the arts council and to let members of the community know what the organization does. Bates also took pleasure in the town’s support of the arts. “We are delighted to be part of a community where council is aware and understands the importance of arts and culture. The town’s commitment to developing a cultural plan and to cultural mapping for the community is of great interest to the arts council. We want you to know that we look forward to being an active participant in the plans for Minto’s arts and cultural future. “Participation is a key work in the arts council’s plans for the future,” he said. “We also want council to be aware as well. At some point, I think the community will want to support the arts council in a more direct way.” He added that recently, the organization has achieved its charitable status. The gallery is open: Tuesdays 7 to 9pm; Thursdays and Fridays 2 to 4pm, and 7 to 9pm; and Saturdays 11am to 1pm or by special appointment. For more information call 519338-5242, 519-338-2497, or visit the website at www.mintoartscouncil.ca.

Minto Art Council ... by the numbers 13 years of presenting arts, crafts and heritage exhibitions. 81 exhibitions averaging 6 per year 12648 visitors averaging 156 per show 11 years of the Basement Café Concert Series 33 shows in the series 2156 music lovers entertained averaging 65 per show 10 member board of directors 31 volunteer members average per year 7858 volunteer hours donated over the 13 years

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ENTERTAINMENT Gospel singers to lead at St. John’s Church ROCKWOOD - Allison Lynn and Gerald Flemming will lead the music and singing at the 10:15am service on June 6 at St. John’s Anglican Church, 112 Main Street here. Husband and wife duo, Lynn and Flemming, share a love of great songs and great music. Within a year of their 2006 marriage, they moved to Nashville, to spend three years performing, studying music, and writing songs. In that time, Lynn recorded two solo Gospel CDs and worked with many Gaither Homecoming artists. Flemming wrote songs with Grammy winning and Hall of Fame songwriters, and is cur-

rently represented by a Nashville publisher. They returned to their native Canada in the summer of 2009. They combine guitars, songs, and harmonies to create a sound that is acoustic, soothing, and soulful. Whether performing for a secular music festival, a church event, or an intimate house concert, they are always entertaining and lots of fun. June 6 is also youth Sunday at St. John’s, when young people will help lead the worship. Every age group is invited to attend. There will be refreshments after the service.

Auditions for fall musical to take place June 14, 15 It is time for the Not So Grand Players to pull their costumes out of mothballs and get set to bring more music and laughter to the Fergus Grand Theatre stage. Plans are in motion to bring back to life a presentation of All Sales Final, one of the funniest plays brought to stage by the group. It is a musical comedy for

the entire family, written by Connie Dickinson, Florence Arkell, and Linda Dolinsek. The premiere run of the show in 1997 played to a full house every night, with some folks coming back a second time saying, “I laughed so hard the first time, I thought I might have missed something.” The plot deals with a group of energetic, enthusiastic, in-

ren will visit the U.S., Holland, Ukraine, and Japan. Families can choose half days or full days for both age groups, and for a fee can take advantage of after-camp care. Half days are $115 for members and $130 for non members. The camp runs 8:30am to noon, and 1pm to 4:30pm. Full day costs are $190 for members and $205 for non members and the camp runs 8:30am to 4:30pm. For youths who take a full day, projects will differ from morning to afternoon, offering an exciting buffet of activities.

Heritage River Retirement Home, (the old Wellington Terrace). This will give the directors, Arkell and Dolinsek, enough time to cast the necessary 20 roles. As always, profits from the show will go back into the community. For information regarding the auditions, contact Dickinson at 519-846-9950.

Harris collective show opened on weekend

Arts centre offering arts camps for children ELORA - Travel the world of Art. Draw, paint, sculpt. Artists aged 4 to 7, will travel the world with their Imagination Passport at the Elora Centre for the Arts. They will visit France, Egypt, India, and Africa, taste testing cultures and art techniques in the first week. The centre is offering art camps of one or two weeks in length this summer. The first week is Aug. 9 to 13, and the second is Aug. 16 to 20. The camps also offer the option of half days or full days. In the second week, child-

ventive women who are not willing to let anything get in the way of their goal to attend a giant bingo at the Sky Dome in Toronto - no matter what their husbands say. But first, they have to raise the money for the entrance fee. Although this show is not on stage until the middle of November, auditions are being held June 14 and 15 at 7pm at

Final rehearsal - Choir members of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Fergus honoured Rose Mosure on May 20, who is retiring after 52 years of singing. Friends said she is considered an icon in the church, having served with seven choir directors and eight ministers since she began in 1938. At one time, her father, Russell Smellie, and her three sisters were all part of the choir. Choir members regularly take a break for the summer, so at their final gathering, they presented Mosure with stained glass with a Rose motif for all her years of service. photo by David Meyer

GUELPH - The Harris Collective will be unveiling its third art show and sale opened at the Elora Centre For The Arts on May 22 for a run until July. The Harris Collective is made up of 32 professional artists who reside in the Fergus, Elora, Guelph, and K-W area with a multitude of styles, talents, and experience. Some have been working in their chosen medium for years, some are award winners, and some have just begun experimenting with new media. “There’s something for everyone.” Roisin GormleyYoung, a Harris Collective artist, said. “If you like traditional oil paintings, we have that. Glass works, or encaustic, or watercolour sketches? We

Auditions for Annie The GWTG has issued a casting call for the group’s upcoming production of Annie. The guild is planning to stage the popular musical production

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have that. We have Meredith Blackmore portraits, and Sylvia Galbraith photos. There really is a wide variety of interesting, fascinating, and beautiful art.” Everything for sale is reasonable and unique. There is a piece every at price point, framed or unframed. The collective began its show and sales in December, and this marks the third remounting of the collection, which rotates every three months. The show will run until July 2010. The gallery is open seven days a week, 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 1 to 3:30pm on weekends. The centre is at 75 Melville Street, Elora, or 519846-9698 for more information.

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about a spunky orphan girl who finds adventure on the streets of New York. Auditions will be held June 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., with rehearsals starting in August for the production, which begins mid-November. The cast includes seven women, eight men, and several young girls (roughly six to 13 years in age). Participants should come prepared to read and sing. Dance experience for the youngsters is an asset. Auditions will be held at the Town Hall Theatre on Elora Street in Harriston.. For information call Peggy Raftis, 519 338-3681 or Kelly Lenselink 519 338-5570.


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ENTERTAINMENT Murder and Mirth at Century Church Theatre HILLSBURGH- "A Sting in the Tale," a murder-mystery satire directed by Jo Phenix, is set to open at Century Church Theatre in Hillsburgh, presented by Century Theatre Guild. The playwrights, Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner, are best known as writers of The Avengers, Dr. Who, Remington Steele, and even Coronation Street, and are well known for bringing a sense of fun to even a thriller script. The story concerns two oncesuccessful but recently downon-their-luck playwrights, Nigel and Max, faced with mounting bills, and desperately

searching for a new idea for their next play. "We need a victim the audience would cheerfully hate," says Nigel, as the perfect victim walks into the room. The plot becomes increasingly more elaborate as they draw on all their experience, as well as ideas from other great mystery writers, to construct a perfect real-life murder. Max's one regret is that their best plot in years will only have one performance and no audience. If at first the plot seems familiar, be prepared for some shocks and twists. Clemens and Spooner have constructed a

complicated plot that is both funny and full of suspense, with a “sting” that seems foolproof, in this wickedly witty send-up of almost every mystery thriller written for the stage. The two writers are played by Patrick Ney and Frank Rempel, Forbes’ harridan of a wife by Jill Peterson, and the star-struck Inspector Berry, who just can’t resist dropping into Agatha Christie mode, by Ken Noakes, all well-known to Century audiences. The Guild is delighted to have local newcomer, Michelle Baer appearing for the first time, as the

Finalists selected for theatre guild’s Grand Talent Competition Finalists have been selected for the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s Grand Talent Competition. Nineteen finalists will compete for a total of $1,000 in prize money at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre, Saturday, June 12. Competitors were selected from an impressive field of talent during three audition ses-

sions in mid-May. The 19 performers come from across the Grey Wellington region and beyond, including some from the Toronto and London areas. GWTG President Peggy Raftis says there was “extraordinary talent,” on display during auditions. “It was a really tough competition to narrow it down to the

finalists,” she states. Scott Pettigrew of CKNX Radio will MC the final competition, which will be judged by entertainer Dinah Christie, singer - songwriter Justin Burgess and Karen Schmalz of the McMichael Sisters dance group. Tickets are available by calling the box office 519-338-2778.

Auditions for “Anne of Avonlea” ELORAThe Elora Community Theatre (ECT) is holding auditions for its first show of its 2010-11 season, Anne of Avonlea, directed by Deb Stanson. The show runs November 26-28 and December 2-4, 2010. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday June 10 from 7 pm to 10 pm each evening at St. James Anglican Church, 171 Queen Street West in Fergus. Those interested will need to prepare a two-minute monologue of their choice. Required for the cast are children, ages 8 to late teens; females and males both 20s to 60s.

ECT is pleased to present Anne of Avonlea as a followup to its successful run of Anne of Green Gables in the winter of 2009, also directed by Deb Stanson. That show was honoured with placement in that year's Western Ontario Drama League Festival, sold out when it originally played in Fergus, and was critically acclaimed. Anne of Avonlea continues the exciting adventures of the clever and loveable Anne Shirley from her first days as a young teacher to her departure for Redmond College. Familiar names such as Marilla Cuthbert, Rachel Lynde, Diana Barry and Gilbert Blythe are

joined by many new colourful characters like a cantankerous neighbor, Mr. Harrison (and his offstage parrot!); the mysterious Miss Lavendar; and the irrepressible twins, Dora and Davy. Witness the anxiety of Anne’s first day teaching school, the plum marmalade incident, and the encounter with Miss Lavendar. There are also flashbacks to Anne's young life and how she came to live at Green Gables. To book an audition time and/or for further information, please contact Deb Stanson at 519-496-6481 or by email debstanson@gmail.com.

Video dance party June 18 MOUNT FOREST – A MuchMusic video dance party will be presented by the local Lions Club on June 18 at the Mount Forest Sports Complex.

The dance runs from 7pm to midnight and is for ages 13 to 18. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. There is a

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Wherein all citizens are invited to join together to pay respect to loved ones and neighbours who have gone before. The Fergus Brass Band will commence playing at 1:30 pm at the Legion Memorial in Belsyde Cemetery. The Parade will begin at 1:45 pm, beginning at the ball diamond on St. David Street South proceeding to the Legion Memorial in Belsyde Cemetery with ceremonies beginning at 2:00 pm. All those wishing to place remembrances may do so at this time. Carnations will be available at the Memorial Service. Weather permitting.

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Rural Life

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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: www.omafra.gov.on.ca DAME’S ROCKET and BUTTERCUP by John C. Benham, Weed Inspector I have been getting calls about the beautiful purple flowers that are showing up along roadsides and fence bottoms. They are not “Purple Loosestrife”. They are “Dame’s-rocket”, a member of the mustard family. It could be confused with “Flox” which has five (5) petal flowers, but Dame’s-rocket has four (4) petals. It came from Europe as an ornamental, but, has escaped from the farmsteads and is proliferating in undisturbed areas at a surprising rate. It flowers from May to August. When the flower opens it is almost purple and slowly fades to mauve to pink to white. The seedpods are typical of the mustard family. It is a perennial and spreads by seeds forming large patches in a few years. It grows from 3 to 4 feet tall with hairy stems and lance shaped leaves. If a weed is a plant where you don’t want it, then you decide whether it is a weed or a flower. It is not on the noxious weed list. Another weed I see around quite a lot now is “Buttercup”. I am assuming everyone knows Buttercup but do you know it is listed with the plants poisonous to livestock? I quote, “Buttercups have a bitter acrid juice which causes severe pain and inflammation and may be poisonous when grazed by livestock.” Normally livestock avoids grazing buttercup but may be tempted if proper feed is scarce. There are several members of the Buttercup family, but, the two most common are “Tall Buttercup” and “Creeping Buttercup” both of which are a menace to livestock. FACTSHEETS and PUBLICATIONS (InfoSheet) “Survey of Ontario Custom Farmwork Rates Charged in 2009” PDF Survey results of custom farmwork rates charged in 2009 are

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now available online. The Custom Farmwork Report Summary is used by farmers and custom operators alike as a reference in planning and operating their businesses. The results are summarized on a provincial basis and also by 6 smaller regional areas. Where available the provincial average 2006 rates are also listed. The 2006 survey is the previous survey to the 2009 survey. Print copies of this Infosheet are available through the OMAFRA Elora Resource Centre, and at many OMAFRA Client Information Site displays. The following free factsheets are now available: 10-009: Vermicasting: Processing Organic Wastes Through Earthworms; New. 10-011: Cattle Identification; New. 10-027: Developing an Agri-Tourism Operation in Ontario; New. 10-029: Developing a Marketing Plan; replaces 95-079 10-007: Sand-Laden Manure Handling and Storage; New, colour. 10-021: Diagnosing and Managing Cash Flow Problems; replaces 06-085 10-023: Components of a Farm Succession Plan; replaces 04-073 10-025: Farm Succession Planning Steps and Checklist; New and a companion to 10-023 The following paid publication is now available: Publication 360: Fruit Production Recommendations 20102011, new, $20.00 + GST The following free publication is now available: Publication 834: Lambing Diary, is a free, pocket-size diary for lambing records. To order OMAFRA publications and factsheets: Visit any OMAFRA Resource Centre or Service Ontario location or the Service Ontario website at: www.serviceontario.ca/publications or call 1-800-668-9938; or the OMAFRA website at: www.ontario.ca/omafra or contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre: 1-877-424-1300. COMING EVENTS June 23 & 24 Annual Ontario Pork Congress, all day event, Stratford; website: www.porkcongress.on.ca. 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: www.porkcongress.on.ca. 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 4-12 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. July 7 & 8 SouthWest Crop Diagnostic Days. Check the website at: www.diagnosticdays.ca. July 15 FarmSmart Expo (Elora Research Station); check the website for more details: www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart. July 16 FarmSmart Expo Youth Program, (Univ. of Guelph, Elora Research Station): www.uoguelph.ca/farmsmart.

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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Landowners attended free planting workshops for techniques, incentives TORONTO - Ontario landowners are realizing they can help fight climate change by planting trees on their property. Hundreds of residents recently attended free tree planting workshops held by Trees Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and other local partners. The workshops detailed various tree planting programs and financial incentives available to landowners. Many landowners who attended the workshops made significant tree planting commitments for 2010 and beyond. “The tree coverage in the province of Ontario can be further increased, which will positively impact the health of our natural ecosystem. We need to address the opportunity to expand our tree planting efforts sooner rather than later,” said Michael Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trees Ontario. “The trees and forests protect our watersheds that clean our water and air, and provide the ecological needs of our fish and wildlife.” “The workshops inspired landowners to take part in the Ontario government’s 50 million tree program, which is the largest commitment by any jurisdiction in North America to the United Nations’ Billion Tree campaign,” said Minister of Natural Resources Linda Jeffrey. “Landowners are leading by example and showing that all of us can make a difference by planting trees.” At the workshops, landowners learned about subsidy programs, good forestry practices, and how to reduce the cost of tree planting. Financial incentives available to landowners range from 10 cents a tree to as high as $1.25 a tree, which can reduce the cost to the landowners to as low as 15 cents, depending on the size of their land and the number of trees they planted. In addition, the Managed Forest Tax Incentive program (MFTIP), introduced by the Ontario government in 1998 and administered by the Ontario Forestry Association, can provide significant property tax reductions for landowners who own 10 acres or more of forested land. Eligible landowners work with a plan approver to prepare and follow a forest management plan. Upon acceptance into the program, the forested portion of the property is reassessed as managed forest and taxed at a reduced rate the following year for a period of 10 years. “In some areas of southern Ontario, the forest cover is as low as five per cent. As a result, there are now more tree species at risk in those areas than anywhere else in Canada,” added Scott. “We need more Ontarians to plant trees, participate in tree planting events, and contribute funds to tree

planting organizations like Trees Ontario who are working with conservation authorities across the province to plant tomorrow's forests.” More information on the workshops and Trees Ontario planting programs is available at www.treesontario.ca. Trees Ontario, working with its partners, is the largest, not-for-profit tree planting partnership in North America. It is committed to the re-greening of Ontario through a range of tree planting activities. The goal of Trees Ontario is to restore the province’s tree planting capacity, especially throughout southern Ontario on private lands, by providing funding and planning support for its tree planting partners. Those include local Conservation Authorities, Ontario Stewardship Councils, municipal governments and community volunteer groups. As a charitable organization, Trees Ontario relies on the financial support of individuals, organizations, foundation grants and government to support its tree planting programs and initiatives. This year, with its partners, Trees Ontario planted close to three million trees. Its goal is to support the planting of 10 million trees per year by 2015. To participate, donate and to learn more visit the Trees Ontario website at www.treesontario.ca. The Ontario Forestry Association (OFA) is a nonprofit, registered charity. It is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of all aspects of Ontario's forests, and to develop commitment to stewardship of forest ecosystems. The OFA has been involved in public education of forestry and environmental issues since the 1940s. Over the years it has been involved in major initiatives involving restoration, commemoration, and the management of forests and natural environment. To this day, they continue to increase public education and knowledge of forestry and environmental issues. Visit the website at www.oforest.on.ca. 50 million tree program In August 2007, the Ontario government introduced a program to fund the planting of 50 million trees across the province by 2020, as part of its commitment to help fight climate change and green the province. All kinds of good can come from setting this goal: like offsetting carbon; diversifying Ontario's landscape; moderating local climates by providing shade, moderating temperature extremes and reducing the effects of storms; creating more habitats for wildlife; improving soil and water conservation; and boosting local economic opportunities - to name just a few.

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Continued from page 2 Call 519-338-3707 to register or for more details. *** Parkinson Society, Guelph-Wellington Chapter 7 pm. Evergreen Seniors Centre, Guelph. Greg Boyce, a local psychotherapist, will speak to us about “Alternative therapies in dealing with depression.” For more info. contact: Chris Young 519-829-1749.

JUNE 11 Seminar: 10 Alzheimer Myths Revealed. 10am. Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 for information and to register. *** Until June 13 - The 14th annual Multicultural Festival takes place in Riverside Park, Guelph and showcases cultural music, dance & costumes, an interactive children’s tent, youth activities, worldwide cuisines, craft vendors and more. 519-836-7482. *** The Red Cheveron Club is hosting Karaoke 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+. *** Beef & Pork BBQ 5pm-7pm. Adults $12 Children 12 and under $6. All are welcome to join us and bring a friend. For more information call 519-338-2843.

JUNE 12 Erin Radio Presents Music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Dance with DJ Dave Currie. BBQ. Erin Agricultural Hall 190 Main St. Erin. 7pm. Tickets $10. Call 519-833-1015. *** Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington's annual golf tournament - Big Swings for Littles at Ariss Golf Course. Registration and more information phone 519-787-0106. *** Faith Lutheran Church, Fergus Community Garage and Bake Sale. 8am-2pm. 290 Belsyde Ave. E. New to you treasures. Donated items welcome Thur. June 10 and Fri. June 11 6-8. Enquiries 519-843-5030. *** The Upper Credit Humane Society will be at Georgetown Mall on 10am – 4pm. and June 13, 12noon – 4pm. Learn about some of our animals who are up for adoption. Penny sale, raffle and other surprises. For more information call Frances at 905-877-9162. *** June 12 and 13- Flea market and car show at the Fergus / Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. The 33rd Annual Historical Automobile Society of Canada Central Region Flea Market and Old Car Show. $3 admission. Show cars should be 20 years or older please. Camping available. Call George 519-843-1838. *** Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction 4 - 8:30pm for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. Central Pentecostal Church, 7674 Colburne St E Elora. For tickets call 226-979-0413 or 519-846-0293.

Summer BBQ Lunch 12pm. Reserve your spot. 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. "Invasive and Endangered". $2 / person, under 5 free. 519-824-4120 ext. 52113.

JUNE 17 Arthur and District Horticulture Society Iris, Peony and Rose Show. Featuring design work. Sr. Citizen's Hall 8pm. Entries must be in place by 7:45. Everybody is welcome. Youth meeting 6pm.

JUNE 18 The Red Cheveron Club welcomes Gord Machen Jr. as he debuts his one man show. "Top 40 Gordy"; 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+ *** June 18, 19, (20th if needed) Mixed 3 Pitch Tournament (Rick Bell-Crohns Disease Benefit). Entry Fee $150 per team. Prize money to be determined, Based on # of Teams. Guaranteed 2 Games. Four Girls minimum on field. Entry Deadline June 11, 2010. Contact Brian Van Meer 519-323-4321 or Steve Chambers 519-323-3141.

JUNE 13 Please join us at Rockwood United Church for our anniversary service at 11:15am featuring Adwoa and Fule Badoe of Afroculture, performers of storytelling, drumming and dance, in a vibrant celebration of community and Christianity. Lunch and fellowship to follow the service.

Farnham Cemetery Memorial Service 2pm on the Cemetery Grounds, Arkell Rd. In case of rain the service will be held at the Arkell United Church. Further information call 519-824-0217.

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Women Cancer Support group. 3rd Tuesday of every Month. 10am-12pm. No Fee. St Joseph Church Community Hall. 460 St George St., W. Fergus. Lunch out 1st Wednesday of every Month. Call Joyce B. 519-843-3213 or Judy D. 519-843-3947 Ext: 100. *** Breakfast Financial Seminar: Foundations of Investing at 10:15am. No charge! Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 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 “Making Seed Notepaper". To register please contact Lea Tran 519-265-5770. *** Healing Through Horticultural Therapy Elmira & District Horticultural Society presents Karen Ince, Horticultural Therapist 7:30pm, Trinity United Church. Members free, visitors $2.

JUNE 22 Alma Garden Party and Strawberry Social Tuesday June 22nd at Alma United Church Rebecca St., Alma, 5-7:30pm. Adults $12 and children $4. Call 519-846-9788 for more information. *** Coin Value & Identification Clinic 2-4pm (You must book an appointment). Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519787-1814 for information and to register.

JUNE 23 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. "Wild Art". $2 / person, under 5 free. 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. ***

JUNE 16

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Hearing Screening Clinic 9am-3pm (You must make an appointment.). No charge. Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 for information and to register. *** Guelph Township Horticultural Society Family Picnic 6:30pm at Pavilion 4, Marden Park, behind the Library. Bring your favourite main or dessert course to share with plates and cutlery. Beverage provided. Practice making a corsage, and get an update on the Enabling Garden. 519-822-5289.

Free! Drop-in Hearing Clinic (Q&A) 11am-12pm.

Photo by Bonnie Whitehead

JUNE 19 Woodland Springs Women’s Institute Yard and Bake Sale Fundraiser 8am -12pm. Lots of Yard Sale Items. Bake Table: Homemade squares, tarts, pies, cookies and tea biscuits. Mount Forest Fire Hall, 381 Main Street, Mount Forest. *** Live and Silent Auction - Over 100 items to bid on. The funds are in support of the 2011 Youth Mission to Nicaragua. Viewing starts at 9:30, auction starts at 10am. Located at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Fergus. *** The Arboretum, University of Guelph 40th Anniversary Open House 10am-3pm. Tours will be available. 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** Belwood Lions Club Annual Beef BBQ from 4:30-6:30pm. Adults: $12, 12&under: $6, Preschool: Free. Tickets available at Belwood Country Store and Ron Wilkin Jeweller or call 518-8433380. *** The Red Cheveron Club presents "Open Stage" with Gordy Machen Jr. 2pm. Free admission. Everyone welcome 19+. *** Faery Fest, Riverside Park, Guelph. Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm Free Admission. A family fun event with local performing and visual arts all with a fantasy twist.

Poker Walk 10:30am. Celebrate Seniors Month! At designated stops you will receive a playing card, at the end of the walk we will see who has the best poker hand. Walking 2km. No poker experience necessary. Prizes. No charge. Pre-register. Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 for information and to register. *** Harriston and District Horticultural Society meeting, 7:30pm. Harriston- Minto Community Auditorium. Speaker: Kamma Thompson. “Perennials and new plants”. Everyone welcome. *** 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 "Nature Note Cards with Marilyn Swaby". To register please contact Lea Tran 519-265-5770. *** June 14 and 15 - The Not So Grand Players are holding auditions at 7pm. at Heritage River Retirement Home (back auditorium door), for 20 roles in ‘All Sales Final’ which will be playing at Fergus Grand Theatre in November. For information about the auditions, contact Connie Dickinson at 519-846-9950. *** Goldstone United Church are having a special Anniversary Service 11am. Lunch provided and Rev. Mel Sauer speaking. Bring lawn chairs and plan an afternoon of visiting and renewing acquaintances. Free will offering for local food bank.

Walk for Lupus -25 supporters walked a block for Lupus with Connie Murray in Clifford on Saturday, May 15 to raise funds and awareness for this chronic condition. This annual event is held nationwide in May. Lupus Ontario can be reached by calling 1877-240-1099 or at www.lupusontario.org. Membership is available and donations are urgently needed. Back left to right: Ellen Underwood, Pat Murray, Connie Murray, Kim Dodd, Conner Maynard, Melanie Greenley, Jessica Murray, Matthew Thompson, Shirley Murray, Alisa Murray, Reta Pritchard, Jo Hobelman, Chris Gibson, Kim Pfeffer, Ruth Gibson, Alieda Murray, Neil Murray, Lyle Murray. Front (l-r): Christine Harkness, Alexis Harkness, Amanda Sweiger, Daniel Pfeffer, Sadie Pfeffer with the puppy dog, Grace Murray, Brandon Murray.

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 second week of June ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, stick to your own agenda instead of following other people's whims. You will have to deliberately change your course of action this week. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You may have an important conference or conversation about your career this week, Taurus. It is an excellent time to seek advancement. Others appreciate your efforts. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You will encounter many events and situations this week that bring old memories to the surface, Gemini. Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Your relationships at this time are quite competitive in nature, Cancer. You don't know if you should compromise or keep up the conflicts of power. Time will tell. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, lighten the mood among people taking themselves too seriously. It might be tempting to follow their suit, but keep things light and enjoy the results. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, this week a huge weight will be lifted from your shoulders. It could be due to an unexpected financial windfall that comes your way. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Learning what makes other people tick is the name of the game this week, Libra. Just don't delve too deeply or you may offend some people in the process.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you can't put your finger on how you're feeling this week and it is very frustrating. Don't make assumptions on your course of action. Strange things could occur. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, take into consideration the needs of someone else when you make your decisions and moves this week. Put this person's needs before your own. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, expect a rush of activity for the next several days. Your phone is surely going to be ringing off the hook and your e-mail inbox will be filled with messages. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You are very stubborn and selfish to what others need, Aquarius. As a result you end up alienating the people who are there to help you with your goals. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Someone needs your help, but you simply don't have the time to devote to the situation. Refer a person who has the time to assist.


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County of Wellington “Connecting Citizens with County News” 2010 County

Council Highlights

• Long serving County of Wellington employees were recognized at County Council. • 156,000 trees were planted across the County under the Green Legacy Programme. • County broke ground on the new Centre Wellington O.P.P. Operations Centre on May 14. • Fergusson Place, the 55 unit affordable housing project in Fergus, will officially open on June 21. • The grand opening of new Archives addition at the Wellington County Museum will open on June 25.

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Environmental Services Week is June 14 - 18, 2010 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.

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

Wagon Rides Live Music Children’s Activities Puppet Shows The Carrot Walk Meet the Donkeys

Wellington Terrace recognizes the valued employees who provide services in housekeeping, laundry and maintenance. Thank you to our Environmental Services Department who competently and cheerfully provide a clean and safe environment for our residents, staff, and visitors at the Wellington Terrace.

Question:

Do not take the listed items to the Selected HHW Depots located at the Aberfoyle, Belwood, Elora, Harriston and Riverstown waste facilities (due to safety issues and Ministry of the Environment requirements).

Where do I take ...?

• paint • paint thinners • gasoline • cleaners & chemicals • pesticides • fluorescent light bulbs & tubes • large pressurize cylinders (acetylene, helium, oxygen, freon) • propane (greater than 20 lb. size)

Answer:

Drop off at any Household Hazardous Waste Event Day. Where possible, return to the manufacturer or supplier.

www.wellington.ca

The only acceptable materials at the depots are: motor oil*, oil filters*, antifreeze*, propane cylinders (20lb. max.), automotive* and household batteries, and aerosol cans. (*Limits apply.)

For more information, contact Solid Waste Services (SWS): 519.837.2601 or 1.866.899.0248.

Feedback - How are we doing? Do you have an idea for an upcoming issue? Andrea Ravensdale, Communications Officer 519.837.2600, ext. 2320* or andrear@wellington.ca *ALL CALLS CAN BE MADE TOLL FREE TO 1.800.663.0750


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