Page 1

THE WELLINGTON ADVERTISER

FREE PRESS ~ NEWS WEEKLY

SECOND SECTION

JUNE 18, 2010

Inside

Wellington Rob Black - The Rural Ontario Institute Events | Senior Lifestyles Arts & Entertainment | Rural Life | County Page

THE SECOND SECTION OF THE WELLINGTON ADVERTISER - FREE PRESS ~ NEWS WEEKLY


PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fergus Elora Retail Alliance (FERA) Shop Local program draw was held at Design Her in Elora. Making the draw is store owner Melissa Bailey and son Cole. The winning ballot is from Vicky Gillingham of Centre Wellington who has won a $50 gift certificate to Roxanne’s Reflections Book & Card Shop.

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. *** Student Art Wanted for Art in the Yard. If you have participated in a group or program at the Elora Centre for the Arts - we want your artwork. We would like to display your work in a booth at Art in the Yard. Please contact Roisin if you are interested: programming@eloracentreforthearts.ca *** Family & Children's Services of Guelph & Wellington needs Volunteer Drivers in the county of Wellington to provide transportation services to and from appointments for children and families. Mileage reimbursed/orientation and training provided. For more information contact Eva Marmurek at 519- 824-2410, ext. 509.

JUNE 18

Fergus Elora Retail Alliance (FERA) Shop Local program draw was held at Symmetry in Elora. Making the draw is store owner Cathi Bastein. The winning ballot is from Marsha Wolowich of Elora who has won a $50 gift certificate to M&M Meat Shops in Fergus. The FERA draw this week (June 14-16) a ballot will be drawn from Dixon Home Hardware in Fergus. The FERA draw next week (June 21-23) a ballot will be drawn from R&R Printing in Fergus. Thanks to all of the participating stores and all of the local shoppers. photos submitted

Rotary Luncheon a SUCCESS The Rotary Club thanks the following volunteers and donors without whose help the success of such a project would not be possible. VOLUNTEERS Glenis Ladd David McIntosh Marc Tremblay Gail Brown Sharon Ferris Alan Argue

Judy Vangroothest Keith Roszell Sandra Campbell Brian Welch Marcie Fauteux Shirley Shoemaker

Harold Ladd Karen Simoneau Mac Brown Greta Deboer Faye Darroch Kim Bell

DONORS Artic Clear

McDonalds

M&M Meats

Zehr’s

As well the co-operation of the Fergus Legion Branch 272 and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fergus Legion Branch 275 was most appreciated.

Sunday July 11, 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

www.ferguselorarotary.com Held under lottery license #M634122. FERGUS ELORA ROTARY FOUNDATION Staffed by: Centre Wellington Rotary Club and Fergus Elora Rotary Club

The Red Chevron Club welcomes Gord Machen Jr. as he debuts his one man show. "Top 40 Gordy"; 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+. *** The North Wellington Senior Council workshop “Nurturing the Mind, Body And Soul Through Horticultural Therapy” Mitchell L. Hewson, HTM, LT, RAHP Manager, Horticultural Therapy Homewood Health Centre Guelph. 9am - 12noon. The Harriston and Minto Community Complex. RSVP 519-848-2084. *** 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. Guaranteed 2 Games. Four Girls minimum on field. Entry Deadline June 11. Contact Brian Van Meer 519-323-4321 or Steve Chambers 519-323-3141.

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 Chevron 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. *** Potluck Pig Roast Fundraiser near Palmerston 2-7pm. Friends of the Orphans Canada. Learn about the work and volunteer trips available at orphanages in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Peru. Bring a salad and/or dessert, lawn chair. Free will donation. For further info. directions and to RSVP - Mark Robinson 519-343-5149 or Ken Speers (President of Fotocan) 519-3435161. *** Arthur Chrysler 35th Anniversary celebrations. Charity BBQ and car wash to raise money for Groves Memorial Hospital CT Scanner. See you there! *** Yard Sale. St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Mount Forest, 8am 2pm. *** ABBA evening, featuring full screen videos of ABBA in Concert at Wembley Arena, Nov. 1979. Free, donation jar based evening. 7- 9pm at Erin Hoops Main Place, 185 Main St., Erin. More info. call Patrick Suessmuth 519-833-2058. *** Wallypalooza! Music Festival Fourfold Farm, Elora. 2pm -8pm. Public welcome to this family-friendly festival. Enjoy local music, storytelling, and contra dancing, face painting, wagon rides, and tye dying activities. Local foods available. Admission by donation to Trillium Waldorf School. For more info contact Connie Watson at 519-821-5140. *** Make your own Natural Soap workshop at Everdale, 2-5 pm. Learn the art of making soap, and go home with 7 bars of soap that

you create. Pre-registration required: www.everdale.org *** Scouts Canada World Jamboree Car Wash and BBQ Fundraiser. 8:30am-2:30pm. 530 Elizabeth St., (Red Car Service) Guelph.

JUNE 20 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. *** Fergus Horticultural Society's Annual Self-Guided Garden Tour. 12:30-4:30pm. Rain or shine. Free of charge, donations to Centre Wellington Food Bank gratefully accepted. Further information call Cheryl at 519-843-4443. *** Eramosa Union Cemetery Bi-Annual Memorial Service. 2pm. Please bring chairs for seating. For inclement weather, service will be held at Barrie Hill Church. *** Mounted Games Competition at Grand River Raceway Elora, registration 9am. Games start at 10am. Bring your pony. All are welcome to participate. *** Father’s Day Breakfast. Harriston Community Complex.8-11am. Tickets $6 in advance, $7 at the door. For tickets call Katherine 519-338-2911. Hosted by the Harriston Minto Jr. Agricultural Society.

JUNE 21 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. *** Women in Crisis Annual Meeting. 6pm. Community Room, 38 Elizabeth Street Guelph.

JUNE 22 Alma Garden Party and Strawberry Social Tuesday June 22 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. *** Natalie Mehra speaks out on new changes within hospitals, nursing homes and retirement homes 7pm at 10 Carden street in Guelph. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments. Info at 519-7670084.

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. *** Strawberry Supper BBQ chicken dinner. 3 sittings: 5, 6 & 7:15pm. Adults: quarter chicken $12, half chicken $15, children (5-11): $7, Under 5: free. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 83 Trafalgar Road (Main Street) Hillsburgh. Call Helen or Ted 519-855-6597 for tickets.

JUNE 24 The Watoto Children’s Choir from Africa will be at Arthur Pentecostal Assembly for the - Concert of Hope. 7pm. (121 Charles St. Arthur 519-848-3370. Free admission. *** Strawberry Supper hosted by Grace Anglican Church at Arthur Community Centre. 5-7pm. Adults $12, children 10 and under $6. Preschoolers free. *** Royal Terrace Annual Strawberry Social. 2-4pm. 600 Whites Road, Palmerston. All proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Society.

JUNE 25 The Red Chevron Club is hosting Karaoke 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+. *** Moorefield United Church Garden Party at Maryborough Community Centre, Moorefield. 5-7pm. Ham, Turkey, Salads & Strawberry Shortcake. Adults $12; Children 5-11: $5; Preschoolers free. Silent auction taking place during dinner. *** Encounter Evening. Come and join with us for an evening of worContinued on page 11


Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010 PAGE THREE

Rob Black heads new organization touted as the ‘unified voice’ for rural Ontarians by Chris Daponte

GUELPH-ERAMOSA Though still in its infancy, the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) seems to be making a difference already for rural leaders throughout the province. Formed on April 1 through the amalgamation of The Centre for Rural Leadership (TCRL) and The Ontario Rural Council (TORC), the institute aims to provide support, through training and development, for key issues facing rural Ontarians. “Our goal overall, is to help people,” said chief executive officer Rob Black, of Fergus. And while farmers make up a significant portion of its clientele, Black says the institute deals with “a lot more than just agricultural issues.” Now living in Fergus, Black was born and raised on a farm and brings to ROI 25 years of experience with various agricultural organizations, where he served as a speaker, trainer and workshop leader. He earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture degree from Guelph University before attending Queen’s University, where he earned a Bachelor of Education degree. His previous jobs include executive director of TCRL, general manager of the former Ontario Soybean Growers group, executive director of 4H Ontario and more than 15 years in various management positions with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Guelph-Eramosa Mayor and ROI board member Chris White says much of the credit for ROI’s early success should be given to Black, but the CEO is quick to deflect any praise. “I just get the opportunity to work with these guys. It’s

great,” Black said of the ROI’s six staff members. He added, “We’ve got a stellar board ... individuals who are passionate about rural issues.” Black said he is pleasantly surprised at the level of awareness that exists around ROI, considering the organization’s relatively brief existence. “We’ve received lots of positive feedback about the amalgamation,” he said. “It just makes a lot of sense.” He explained TCRL brought the leadership component, while TORC is renowned for engaging stakeholders on issues and policy. Jim Whaley, chairman of the 12-member volunteer ROI board, agrees. “It sometimes feels like a long time coming, but we’re here,” Whaley said of the amalgamation. That both TCRL and TORC “had strong boards before,” will only enhance the work now done at ROI, he added, noting most board members have many years of experience. Whaley said there is already an “impressive network” of rural leaders in existence and they, as well as newcomers, are responding well to the merger. Rob Hannam, vice chairman of the ROI board, said members expect the new organization will help rural residents acquire the skills and confidence they need to become active in their community. “Anyone who has a passion for rural Ontario should get involved,” said Hannam. The decision to locate the ROI headquarters in the Gencor building on Highway 6 north of Guelph was an easy one, Black said, noting the office is the right size, in a great location in Wellington

Rural Ontario Insti tute team membe and stakeholder engagement Norm rs, from left, include: administra tion manager Mich an Rage manager of leade ele Hill, director rship programs Al tlie, communications manager an of policy d icia Evans, projec t manager Marni AALP coordinator Kathie MacDona e Kloppenburg an d CEO Rob Black. ld,

County and where several stakeholders are also located. “It’s a perfect fit,” Black said. White, also the chairman of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association, called the ROI grand opening on June 1 “a very historic day for this province.” He noted within two weeks of its inception, Progressive

issues, including the controversial Green Energy Act. The organization can also help with issues like loans and organize forums and discussions, he added. And the ROI works closely with municipalities as well. “The municipal sector is going to be a key stakeholder for sure,” Ragetlie said. The programs

“Anyone who has a passion for rural Ontario should get involved.” - Rob Hannam, vice chairman of the ROI board Conservative leader Tim Hudak had contacted the ROI to discuss issues. “This is a must-have for Ontario. There’s nothing else like this,” White said. “Rural Ontario needs a more unified voice.” Working with individuals and municipalities Norman Ragetlie, director of policy and stakeholder engagement, explained the ROI tries to help rural residents articulate their concerns and bring their voice “to the corridors of government” on myriad

Project manager Alicia Evans, who oversees the “Steps to Leadership” program - a collaborative project between ROI, 4-H Ontario and the Foundation for Rural Living said youths, emerging leaders and established leaders at least 16 years of age are all welcome in the program. “It’s really about trying to engage people in their community,” Evans said. Currently in its second year, Steps to Leadership involves three separate programs, which Evans stressed do not involve a

huge time commitment. She said organizers try to keep registration fees low and the information as accessible and local as possible. The three components of the Steps to Leadership program are the “Step Up to Leadership” workshop, “Leading Edge First Steps” and “Leading Edge Next Steps.” The “Leading Edge Summit,” offered to graduates of the program as well as next generation and current rural leaders, offers the opportunity to network with community, organization and business leaders from across Ontario. AALP Kathie MacDonald, communications manager and coordinator of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP), said ROI staff are pumped about the recent amalgamation. “It’s an exciting time,” MacDonald said. Now in its 25th year, the AALP has produced graduates with backgrounds ranging from farmers to business owners to politicians. “They’re current and emerging leaders” already involved in some form or another in their community, Black explained. There have been 13 classes

- offered every other year - 353 alumni and each class consists of about 30 people and takes 48 days total to complete eight three-day seminars and two study tours; one in North America and one international. There is an application process for the program, which comes with an $8,500 tuition fee (sponsorship can help lower the cost). AALP study topics covered include: - government and political systems; - marketing and economics; - national and international trade; - communication and organization skills; - decision making; - consumer and social issues; - working with the media; - trends in the agri-food industry and rural society; and - globalization and the dynamics of change. Whether they want to join a program or simply just have a question, ROI officials want residents, municipalities, businesses and organizations to know they have somewhere to turn to address concerns about their rural community. For more information call 519-826-4204 or visit ruralontarioinstitute.ca.

Join us June 18th-19th, 2010 for the

Fergus Relay for Life at the Fergus Sportplex PICK A FIGHT WITH CANCER Joining the biggest cancer event to make the biggest difference - the Canadian Cancer Society’s national, signature fundraising event, Relay For Life.

WE CAN’T FIGHT CANCER WITHOUT YOU By giving 12 hours, you will be making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.

FIGHT BACK Sign up for the Relay For Life; log on to relayforlife.ca today or call 519-824-4261 ext 3173


PAGE FOUR Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010

Senior

Lifestyles

Province introduces new Retirement Homes Act to ‘ensure quality services’ TORONTO - For the first time in provincial history, Ontario is proposing legislative protections for seniors living in retirement homes.

The proposed Retirement Homes Act, 2010 would, if passed: - create a regulatory authority with the power to license

DENTURE CLINIC Your Denture Specialist

Denturist Peter Feige DD, FCAD.

Over 30 years of service Please call for an appointment 519-323-2331 129 Main St. N. Mount. Forest

“Smile... It Improves your Face Value!”

homes and conduct regular inspections, investigations and enforcement, including issuing financial penalties or revoking licenses if necessary; - establish mandatory care and safety standards, and require emergency plans and infection control and prevention programs, assessment of care needs and care planning, police background checks and training for staff; and - establish residents rights that include the right know the true cost of care and accommodation and the right to live in an environment that promotes zero tolerance of abuse or neglect.

Join us as we host an Educational & Wellness Seminar

A retirement home would be defined through proposed regulations as a home where a minimum of six or more unrelated residents, primarily 65 years of age or older, purchase accommodation and care. The government will have the flexibility to reduce the minimum number of residents if necessary. Over 800 people participated in public consultations on the standards of care needed in retirement homes. The bill incorporates information from seniors, their families and the retirement home industry. “Today, for the first time in Ontario, our government is introducing comprehensive legislation that will give retirement home residents more protections than they have ever

$200 OFF

Saturday June 26th, 2010 1p.m. - 4p.m.

“The proposed legislation recognizes the growing need for more care services and accommodation outside institutional settings and ensures that the safety and quality of services in retirement homes meet the standards we would want for ourselves and our loved ones.” According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, there are approximately 40,000 seniors living in about 700 retirement homes in Ontario. Ontario’s senior population is expected to double to nearly 4.1 million people within 25 years. And by 2017, for the first time, seniors will account for a larger share of the population than children up to age 14. For more information visit www.ontario.ca/seniors.

Seniors may lose big when HST kicks in TORONTO - June 1 marked the beginning of Seniors Month. It also marked a one-month countdown until Premier Dalton McGuinty’s HST begins. The Progressive Conservatives are claiming the tax will devastate seniors on fixed incomes who will be forced to pay 8% more for nondiscretionary items such as hydro, home heating fuel, natural gas, haircuts, gasoline, home renovation and repairs, mutual fund fees, estate planning and snow removal. The PCs note that is just the latest sign that seniors are an

Celebrating June as SENIORS MONTH

had before,” said Gerry Phillips, Minister Responsible for Seniors. “We are taking action to set standards, license and inspect all retirement homes to ensure that seniors are receiving the quality services they expect.” Ontario Retirement Communities Association chief executive officer Gord White added, “The proposed Retirement Home Act is not only good news for seniors living in retirement homes, it also benefits the retirement home sector by requiring all homes to meet standards of care. Ontario is helping to grow the sector and provide more options for seniors across the province.” Susan Eng, the vice-president of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, said,

Any pair of Hearing Aids (Limited Time Only)

afterthought to McGuinty. Waiting lists for long-term care beds have doubled since he became premier and they say seniors are disproportionately hurt by his plans to close rural emergency rooms and cut frontline pharmacy care. “The HST is a tax on seniors, their financial security and their peace of mind,” said PC leader Tim Hudak. “Only Dalton McGuinty could be so out-of-touch that he would force seniors to pay for his spending addiction. Our seniors have worked hard their entire lives and many now live on fixed incomes. Instead of being punished by Dalton McGuinty’s HST, they deserve a real break.” Also included on the list of goods and services used by seniors that will increase in price with the HST include:

- vitamins ; - financial advisory services; - mutual fund fees; - condo fees; - retirement and nursing home costs; - home care; - air plane tickets; - funerals and estate planning costs; - lawn maintenance; - golf green and driving range fees; - bicycles and bicycle safety equipment; - gym memberships; and - train tickets. A recent Canadian Association of Retired Persons study confirmed that over 72% of seniors “oppose Ontario and B.C. harmonizing their sales taxes with the GST, while 58.2% believe that the HST [is not good for the economy].”

Guest Speakers Including: Financial speaker: Ted Ecclestone from Ecclestone Financial Group Downsizing specialist: Angie Janzen from “Ahhh Change in Place...We Move Seniors” Wellness: Hospice Wellington Brain Gym: Sarah Miller from Heritage River Demonstrations which include massage, physio, brain gym, and pilates. Refreshments, Free Give Aways and Personal Tours

Thursday, June 24th, 2010, 2-4 pm 600 Whites Road, Palmerston

HEARING CENTRE

(519) 846-5350 25 Wellington Drive Elora, Ontario

www.heritageriver.ca

Caressant

FŮ®ŴŴFęƓ Care

FŮ® Retirement ?ĩĩ›ŴƓĩ~Ċ HomesĩĒ® 2®ƓāŮ®Ē®ęƓ

StrawberrySocial

Annual Brian Ward

WELCOMES YOU TO THEIR

All proceeds donated to the Alzheimer’s Society

135 St. David St., S. (in The Old Livery), Fergus

519-843-4327 Ŧ FŮāęè FĒāċā®Ŵ û AĩƯŮŴ Fę› 'ƯŮŴ 6ĩè®Ɠ÷®ŮŦ

Rooms are now available Short stays are always welcome

Affordable Retirement Living in Wellington County ||ªÓe@Qšn .ná‘Ón n¥á ‘û‘¥… ‘¥ 9ªªe×áª[™ • All inclusive rates include 3 meals, snacks, housekeeping, activities & more • Adjacent to our Nursing Homes • Beautiful rural settings Call to arrange a tour Arthur: 519.848.3795

Fergus: 519.843.2400

Harriston: 519.338.3700

www.caressantcare.com


Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010 PAGE FIVE

Senior

Lifestyles

NDP calls for mandatory sprinklers in retirement homes TORONTO - NDP seniors’ critic and MPP Paul Miller tried again to get the Liberal government to legislate mandatory sprinklers in all retirement homes in Ontario. “Today [June 1] is the first day of Seniors’ Month in Ontario, a good day for this government to take decisive

action to protect our seniors from the horrors of fire in their retirement homes,” said Miller. “The Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs; the Fire Fighters’ Association of Ontario; the Ontario Fire Marshall; the National Fire Protection Association, and three separate coroner’s reports have all called

for mandatory sprinkler systems in every retirement home in Ontario.” Despite every effort so far falling on deaf ears, Miller asked, “Will Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals show Ontario’s seniors that their safety really matters; and before this legislature rises for the summer, leg-

Letter to the editor

Still lobbying the government Dear Editor: In Canada, $14-billion in sales are made annually by the brand name pharmaceutical industry. Our government’s top priority is to protect such corporate interests. Unfortunately, it is not in the government’s interest to scrutinize the deceptions or myths the companies might promote. Global corporations used to buy influence by funding election campaigns. That is no longer legal, but Big Pharma still exerts huge influence. If its status quo is changed in any way, it threatens losses in jobs, cut backs in innovation and withdrawal of financial investment in Canada’s economy. It is easier for governments to let those pharmaceutical companies make their own rules; it is easier to gamble on Canadian voters not caring about the influence the industry has over policy; it is easier to gamble on media not making them newsworthy. With Bill C-393, the attempt to revise Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime so affordable life-saving drugs can be sent to developing countries on a humanitarian basis, the government and our MPs are leaving the task of challenging the pharmaceutical industry to others. They have abdicated responsibility to carefully scrutinize the validity of the lobbyists’ information. Exposing the

industry’s deceptions and false information is left up to groups such as The Grandmother to Grandmothers campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the Canadian Legal Network on HIV-AIDS. Sad as it is, many MPs will neglect their research on issues surrounding Bill C-393 and will vote on the legislation based on biased information. To them it is quicker and more convenient to believe myths and deceptions. The same refuted faulty arguments from the 2007 review of Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime are heard in parliament today. The intent of Bill C-393 is overlooked. As our MPs dither, lives are lost by the thousands in sub-Saharan Africa. We know pharmaceutical corporations exist to make a profit, but grandmothers know

there is more to life. They have experience; along with all seniors they have time to reflect on what makes life worthwhile. It is far more than watching the Dow Jones industrial average fluctuate or the TSX stock prices rise. Obscene it is when profit trumps human life. Obscene it is to withhold access to affordable lifesaving drugs from dying people. What can be more basic than the right not to die if there is treatment available? The more our government trumpets its economic prowess when it neglects to confront the unethical profitmaking strategies used by the major players, the more it alienates the growing senior population in Canada. Sharon Ogden, Grandmothers of the Grand, Fergus

• Retirement Home rooms available immediately at competitive rates • We offer personalized compassionate 24 hr care by RPN’s & PSW’s • Meals may be modified to accommodate specialized diets • Many services and amenities are offered – too many to list! • Immediate access to Physician’s services • Tours available on short notice Call Jaimie Williams ext.223

WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR RURAL COMMUNITY! 600 Whites Road Palmerston, ON 519-343-2611 x223 Fax: 519-343-2860 jaimiew@wightman.ca www.royalterracepalmerston.ca

islate mandatory sprinkler systems in all Ontario retirement homes?” He said, “The government’s dismal responses to this life and death situation continued with the minister responsible for seniors’ issues touting Bill 21 (An Act to Regulate Retirement Homes) which is completely silent on this issue. The force of law, not regulations written without public input, is what’s needed.” “It alarms me that the McGuinty Liberals are completely ignoring the expert opinions of those calling for mandatory sprinklers; it’s not a partisan issue, it’s the safety of our most vulnerable citizens ... “How do they explain their actions to the families of victims of retirement home fires; how will they answer questions if the unthinkable happens again.”

VON Meals on Wheels Enjoy our homemade delicious meals made by our very own cooks Donna and Gabi, delivered to your door, now available 5 days per week! Let us help you stay healthy and active. Special dietary needs are also met. Call Dee Dee Eurig, Program Coordinator 519-323-2330 ext. 4953 or 1-888-506-6353 Call today!!! Financial assistance may apply for those who qualify!

IS CREMATION YOUR CHOICE? WHY NOT PAY TODAY’S PRICE FOR A SERVICE YOU WILL NEED IN THE FUTURE? Prepay for your cremation now. Call 519-822-1271 Ask for Vicki info@woodlawnmemorialpark.ca

ut bo in a t ou ve es! d o v Fin r m nti ou ce in

Retirement living in a

caring environment • Friendly staff • A strong sense of community • Close to shopping, banking and other services • Indoor parking available • Large storage lockers

For more information or to arrange a tour call

519-822-0491 All BBQ o ds t procee e Louis ll Marsha l a Hospit

Special Music b y Sonny & Friends

The Residents & Staff of Birmingham Retirement Community Invite You

Saturday June 26 - 11 am - 4 pm

The Elliott Community is Guelph’s only not-for-profit organization to offer three lifestyle choices for seniors; independent living in our life-lease suites, supported living in our retirement suites and full nursing care in our long-term care residence.

TO A CHARITY BBQ Please RSVP to Patti Wayne 519.323.4019

www.elliottcommunity.org

www.birminghamretirement.ca | 356 Birmingham St. E., Mount Forest, ON

“Serving Seniors Since 1968”

JUNE IS SENIOR’S MONTH We are celebrating with our residents!

Eden House

Nursing Home - Retirement Home “A Nice Place to Live”™ RR#2, 5016 Wellington Rd. #29 Guelph N1H 6H8 www.edenhousecarehome.ca

519-856-4622

Your local crematorium, serving Fergus, Elora, Guelph & Wellington County since 1984


PAGE SIX Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010

Bronze medal - The Puslinch Predators girls under 15 team played their first tournament at the Middlesex United invitational competitive Tournament May 29 and 30, and took home the bronze out of 15 teams. From left: front, Natassja Woodard, Samantha Gilbert, Elise Zajdlik, Steffi Lane; back, Katie Hogan, Hayley Waters, Paige Parker, Amy Sibbilin, Lexi Tibbetts, Montana Crawford, Louise Enns, Sam Vanitem, Megan Kenney. Missing when the photo was taken were Lia Aramini and Emma Korol. The coaches were Mark Tibbetts, Doug Lane, and managers are Elaine Bradbury, submitted photo Teresa Tibbetts.

Wellington County Junior Farmers - Romy Schill, Jill Dann, and Christina Ward offer up some tasty cooking at this season’s opening of the Minto Farmers’ Market in Clifford on June 4. photo by Mike Robinson

‘Fun-raising’ event to help family cover unforeseen costs Last August, Lorissa, the perfectly healthy 12 year old granddaughter of Steve Weber and Cheryl Campbell, suddenly developed severe headaches. She was quickly diagnosed with a rare cancerous brain tumour about the size of a large walnut close to her optic nerve. After two surgeries, months of chemotherapy, along with a stem cell transplant, she has now just completed seven weeks of radiation. All that took place at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. Lorissa is one of a handful of patients identified and the first to be treated at Sick Kids for that type of cancer in this location. In early January, as a pleasant distraction for Lorissa and her two younger sisters, her parents had a beautiful baby boy. The family has received tremendous support from the Canadian Cancer Society, but there is always a ceiling for the

amount of financial help they can receive. Costs associated with overnight stays such as food, parking, gas, and many lost days of work have put enormous financial stress on the young family. Support from close family members and friends have helped ease the burden, but they continue to feel the effects along with other unforeseen expenses related to the disease. Lorissa was unable to go to school this past year and has been enjoying home schooling for the past three months. She is gaining strength and better health every day. She is looking forward to the summer and returning to school this fall into grade 8, reuniting with her friends and enjoying a normal routine after a challenging year. Organizers are asking area residents to show their support and join them on June 27 for an afternoon of music and fun that this unforgettable experience in Lorissa’s journey had a pur-

Music in the Park - A “Fun-raising” celebration for Lorissa Paul and family is being held on June 27 from noon to 4pm (rain or shine) at Bissell Park along Mill Street in Elora. pose and is now over. Music is provided by: B&C Bluegrass Connection (Gary and Nadine Boles, Adam and Cara Croll, and Darin Parise) with a guest appearance by Backroads Band.

A benefit barbecue and and beverages are being provided by the Centre Wellington Optimist Club of Fergus. Donations may also be made at any TD Canada Trust branch to Account 077-6334694.

Guelph Subaru Triathlon set for June 19 and 20 GUELPH - The World’s largest Triathlon Series will be coming to Guelph Lake Conservation Area in Guelph this weekend. The Subaru Triathlon Series third event of the 2010 season will have over 2,200 athletes participating at Guelph Lake on the race weekend. It also marks second triathlon hosted in open water this year. The Guelph Lake Triathlon is Ontario’s premier event due to the venue and surrounding area.

Athletes from across Ontario will be racing in the three events hosted on the weekend. Saturday’s Try-a-Tri event consists of a 375m swim, 10km bike ride and 2.5km run. That event is geared to the beginner athlete. The Sprint Triathlon consists of a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km and will start at 1pm. For those athletes who chose not to swim a Duathlon is also offered, it consist of a 2km run, 20km bike ride and 5km run. On Sunday, the

Did you know...

Olympic distance will start at 8:30am and consist of a 1.5km swim, 42km bike ride, and 10km run; the duathlon replaces the swim with a 2km run. Athletes will be using local

roads north of Guelph Lake Conservation Area for the biking and running segments. For more information about the Guelph Lake Triathlon visit www.trisportcanada.com.

In the swim - It was another gold medal for the Guelph Synchronized Swim Club at the Ontario championships, held May 27 to 30 in Etobicoke. County residents Brooke Heitshu, Coral Meredith, and their Guelph teammates Madison Andrews, Sabrina Barnes, Jocelyn Begin, Emily Blayney, Karin Nyhus, and Joelle Zavitz won the 13- to 15-year-old team trophy. They are coached by Katie Hammond and Katherine Frost. submitted by Greg Meredith

WHY WAIT? Get Ready for Summer!

WEIGHT LOSS

9

What Will the Hy-Grade Roofing System Give You?

PROGRAMS AS LOW AS

95

$

Security, Pride, Safety, Peace of Mind, Beauty, QUALITY, Value, Protection, Durability, Workmanship, Professionalism, Service, Reliability, TRUST, Appeal, Craftmanship, Prestige, EXPERTISE, Dependability, Longevity, Solutions, Attractive, STRENGTH

A WEEK

Lose weight, guaranteed.

Kim

lost 54

pounds and 65 inches*

We can add

before

Hands Free Bluetooth iPod Control Satellite Radio

Shells to your car Soft radio! from $

45.40

A common sense system for weight loss that lasts: REAL FOOD | PERSONAL HEALTH COACHING | NATURAL PRODUCTS

Our strength is our reputation. Permanent protection for your home, cottage or church. Our team makes us the best.

Hy-Grade Steel Roofing, the Industry Leader since 1988. www.hygraderoofing.com

Canada’s #1 choice for proven weight loss.

herbalmagic.com

4 LOCATIONS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

*As our clients vary, so do their results. †Offer valid on weight loss personal coaching services for new contracts for a 1 year program. Not valid with any other coupons, specials or promotions. Must first meet eligibility criteria to be accepted into a program. Costs of products are additional and at regular prices. Offer available until June 26, 2010. Herbal Magic © 2010. All rights reserved.

Fergus - 878 Tower St. 519-787-8050

10 Speedvale Ave. E. (at Woolwich) Mon-Wed 9-6, Thurs- Fri 9-8, Sat 9-5

www.autosonics.com

519- 837-9330

1-888-241-1168

Guelph Locations - Kortright at Edinburgh - 519-766-1168, 23 Wellington St. E, - 519-837-1177, Speedvale Mall - 519-766-1911 Canada’s #1 choice for proven weight loss.

herbalmagic.com

*As our clients vary, so do their results. †Offer valid on weight loss personal coaching services for new contracts for a 1 year program. Not valid with any other coupons, specials or promotions. Must first meet eligibility criteria to be accepted into a program. Costs of products are additional and at regular prices. Offer available until June 26, 2010. Herbal Magic © 2010. All rights reserved.


Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010 PAGE SEVEN

E E R F s i th ! t n e v e family

We are a proud supporter of this event

248 Main St. S, MOUNT FOREST 519-323-2060

15 Wells Street, ARTHUR 519-848-2536

Georgian Horse Expo comes to Mount Forest June 26 and 27;

an transform t t e r r e t S r Lew ling partne Watch Dr. il w a o t in orse unbroken h e FREE presentations s during the

Sermon on the Mount visits Fergus June 28

rrett Dr. Lew Ste Mount.org e h T n O n o m www.Ser

The Georgian Horse Expo, featuring Sermon on the Mount, a horse training seminar, blue grass music by Rescue Junction and equinerelated vendors from all over Ontario, will come to Mount Forest on June 26 and 27. The feature attraction each night is Sermon on the Mount with Dr. Lew Sterrett. Sterrett, of Miracle Mountain Ranch, Spring Creek, Pennsylvania, brings lessons for life from the language of the horse to the Mount Forest fair grounds June 26 and 27 - as well as the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus on June 28 at 7pm. He uses horses in various stages of training in Sermon on the Mount presentations to illustrate lessons for life. “Our purpose,” says Dr. Sterrett, “is to help people understand how healthy relationships develop and how they can experience harmony and success in their own lives.” There is no admission fee charged for the event, although donations are appreciated. As an international speaker, horse trainer and certified counselor, Sterrett has developed several video and TV series. He illustrates how a trainer’s character wins the heart of the horse, setting the stage for future success in all areas of training.

This presentation is given to tens of thousands of people throughout the United States and Canada each year. People of all ages and backgrounds - both horse or nonhorse enthusiasts - are welcoming this presentation into their communities as a challenging and encouraging experience. Some have said “it is a picture worth a thousand words.” All are invited to come see lessons of life from the language of the horse. On Sunday afternoon (June 27) Sterrett will host a “Principle-Based Training Seminar,” focusing on the fundamentals of horse handling alongside a master horse trainer. Watch as Dr. Sterrett demonstrates his training principles and techniques on a variety of horses, illustrating that the principles are designed for both horse and handler success. Admission is free, but seating

is limited. Check out horse-related vendors each day. You will find everything from boots and tack to T-shirts and popcorn. This will prove to be a weekend of entertainment for the whole family. Mount Forest On Saturday (June 26th) gates open at 1:00pm, Rescue Junction begins at 5:30pm and Sermon on the Mount starts at 7:00pm. On Sunday (June 27th) “Cowboy Church” will start at 11:00am, the “Principal Based Training Seminar” at 1:00pm, music by Rescue Junction at 5:30pm and Sermon on the Mount at 7:00pm. Fergus Sermon on the Mount starts at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex in Fergus on June 28 at 7pm. For more information call event coordinator Lorie Zulauf 519-794-4844.

FENTON FARMS “QUALITY HORSE HAY” ROUND & LARGE SQUARE BALES Dale Norris 519-846-8298

519.848.2016 Hwy. 6 North, Mount Forest 519.323.1981 TOLL FREE: 1.800.263.5382 Catherine St., Arthur

www.arthurchrysler.com

Proud Supporter of

r

Sermon on the Mount


PAGE EIGHT Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010

AND

ENTERTAINMENT Organizers excited about RiverFolk Music and Art Festival on June 26 by Chris Daponte FERGUS - Organizers say this year’s RiverFolk Music and Art Festival will be bigger and better than ever. Formerly known simply as the Fergus Art Walk, the June 26 event will celebrate its third year with an expanded musical component as well as an outdoor movie and family fun night. “The idea was to make it a bigger event with more energy,” said Roxanne Beale, chair of the event committee for the BIA, which annually organizes the art walk. St. Andrew Street in downtown Fergus will be closed as usual for the event, which runs from 10 am to 8pm, and will offer local artists from throughout Wellington County and beyond an opportunity to showcase and sell their work. From 1 to 8pm, on a stage set up in front of the post

office, the musical component of the festival will begin. Beale said organizers are hoping those coming for the art will discover and enjoy the music and vice versa. “We just wanted to turn it into a more well-rounded festival,” she said. Another new addition is a movie and family fun night at the corner of Gowrie and St. Andrew Street, sponsored by Cherryhill Entertainment. Starting at 6pm children and families can enjoy a clown, balloon artist and children’s fashion show (put on by Big Monkey Little Monkey). The Diary of a Wimpy Kid will be shown at dark, and locals are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs for the movie. Some of the musicians featured in the festival will include: - Terry Golletz, who has hosted the Fergus Tuesday

night jam at Delainey’s for the last 10 years, at 1pm with Adam Shaw, Julie Corey, Peter Hillam and Jim Galloway; - Andy Robillard, of Fergus, who hosted the monthly blues jam at the Old Copper Kettle before becoming a regular at the Fergus Tuesday night jam,

at 2pm; - Kitchener-Waterloo band Two Twenty Two, which placed second in the Cambridge Songwriting Competition, at 3pm; - Elmira’s Tricia Brubacher, who performs a blend of folk, rock and blues on guitar, at

4pm; - Richard Burnett, of Fergus, who has completed his first full-length CD, Glad I’m Gone, at 5pm; - the Peter Mandic Band, led by Fergus singer-songwriter Peter Mandic, whose fourth CD is due to be released

in the fall, at 6pm; and - feature performer Wendell Ferguson, who has won nine Canadian Country Music Awards, an Ontario Country Performers and Fans Association Lifetime Musician Award and was twice nominated for a Juno, at 7pm.

Group presents ‘Empty Bowls’ pottery classes ELORA - Anyone looking to try their hand at something new and contribute to a cause has that chance this summer. Sensational Elora is holding pottery classes at the Elora Centre for the Arts in support of the Elora Empty Bowls project. Those attending will learn from some potters in the Centre Wellington area. Proceeds from the classes will go to local hunger-fighting organizations, and bowls made will be donated to the Empty

Fergus BIA presents a...

Production

Outdoor Movie & Family Night Saturday, June 26th, 2010 Downtown Fergus Stone Gable Building 181 St. Andrew St. E. Parking lot beside Pizza Delight

FREE ADMISSION Bring your lawnchairs.

Bowls Project. The fee is $30 and classes are three hours, taught by a potter volunteering their time. People can make as many bowls as they like, choose one to take home and the rest will be donated to the project. Last year the project raised over $13,000 for the Centre Wellington Food Bank. The class date is June 26, from 1 to 4pm. On July 15, from 6 to 9pm, artist Barry McCarthy will

ENTERTAINMENT Sunday June 20 9am - 12 noon

show participants the basics of coil pot making. Attendees will have a chance to let their creative juices flow and try a variety of techniques. They can choose a bowl to keep and it will be glazed and fired for them, ready to be picked up in a couple of weeks. For those who prefer it, there is a drop-in pottery class during Art in the Yard (July 10 and 11, 10am to 5pm). For a $5 suggested donation, people can

play around with some clay and receive instruction in basic pottery techniques from local potters. All bowls made will be donated to the Empty Bowls Project, and will be available for purchase for $25. Again, all proceeds go to local charities. For more information, visit www.sensationalelora.com, call 519-846-5638 or toll free 1-877-746-5638, visit in person or write to 9 Mill Street East, Elora, N0B 1S0.

Concert in park June 27 GUELPH - The annual GSO outdoor concert Music in the Park will be held on June 27 at Riverside Park bandshell, beginning at 3pm.

The concert is An Afternoon at the Proms; MC will again be Geoff Howe. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted.

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST DOORS OPEN ONTARIO Fergus-Elora 2010 Site June 26 - 1pm-4pm

FERGUS LEGION Br.275

519-843-2345

www.ferguslegion.ca Hall Rental & Catering Available

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

June 30 - July 24

Food, Popcorn, FUN! Starts at 6:00pm Cleo the Clown, Klazz Klown & Kenton Kruger Balloon Artist Fashion Show by Big Monkey, Little Monkey 7:30pm Live music by Honey Mustard Jam 8:00pm

The movie begins at dusk!

Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S? Direct from Broadway, don’t miss this Tony Award-winning musical comedy about an eccentric group of misfit heroes vying to win the spelling bee championship of a lifeme! Recommended for 12+

“Funniest Thing on Seven Consonants” - The Washington Post

operated by

519-747-7788 stjacobscountryplayhouse.com


Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010 PAGE NINE

AND

ENTERTAINMENT Guelph Jazz Festival wins award TORONTO - Ontario paid tribute to outstanding artists and arts organizations at the 2010 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Ken Gass, founder and artistic director of the Factory Theatre in Toronto, won the Artist award. He was instrumental in helping nurture and develop some of Canada’s best playwrights and actors. The Guelph Jazz Festival won the Arts Organization award. The influential music festival has established an international reputation for presenting a vibrant, challenging and culturally diverse program. The Premier’s award for new or emerging individual talent, selected each year by the winner of the Artist award, went to Natasha Mytnowych, artistic director for Theatre

Revolve and Company Theatre Crisis. The winning artist receives $35,000 and selects a new or emerging artist to receive a prize of $15,000. The winning arts organization will be awarded $50,000. The Premier’s award for Excellence in the Arts is managed by the Ontario Arts Council. “Art is an investment in our better selves,” said Premier Dalton McGuinty. “Artists not only contribute to the quality of life of all Ontarians, they contribute to a stronger and more prosperous economy. “Congratulations to all the winners and nominees on their success.” There are 56,900 artists in Ontario, and the arts and culture sector generates nearly $20-billion for Ontario’s econ-

omy. The Premier’s award for Excellence in the Arts was created in 2006 to reflect the government’s appreciation of the arts in Ontario. The Guelph Jazz Festival features a main stage program showcasing Canadian and international artists, a free downtown jazz tent on the Saturday of the festival weekend and numerous other concerts at a variety of community venues, including churches, an art gallery and the youth music centre. The Jazz Festival has grown from a small enterprise with audiences in the hundreds into a large event that draws upwards of 11,000 listeners annually. It occurs every year on the weekend following Labour Day in downtown Guelph.

Wallypalooza running this Saturday GUELPH - The community-oriented sixth annual Wallypalooza Music Festival hosted by Trillium Waldorf School will run this Saturday from 2 to 8:00pm at Fourfold Biodynamic Farm just north of Guelph and south of Elora and Fergus. The festival consistently attracts families and music lovers to relax in a pastoral setting and enjoy an eclectic range of local, community music. “We're committed to supporting and celebrating local

talent, as well as choosing locally sourced and produced foods to complement the musical offerings," said event coordinator, Vicky Rao. Featuring the professional acts of Shannon Kingsbury and Friends, as well as Irish Celtic band The Dole Tinkers, the stage will also be filled by musically talented parents, teachers, and students of Trillium Waldorf School. The graduating grade 8 class in particular will be making a special performance for their last time

Piping evenings set for museum with local band GUELPH – McCrae House will once again present Piping evenings with the Guelph Pipe Band, to be held on the second Tuesday of each month from June to September, from 7 to 9 pm. Beginning June 8, the public is invited to enjoy the Pipe Band as members practice in the McCrae Memorial Gar-

dens. Performances will also be held on July 13, Aug. 10, and Sept. 14. Admission is free. Bring a lawn chairs. The rain location will be at the gazebo across the street in Royal City Park. McCrae House is located at 108 Water Street. For more information, call 836-1221 or visit guelph.ca/museum.

together. Storytelling and contra dancing are anticipated as extra features, while children’s activities will include tie-dying crafts, and face painting by an award-winning artist. The entertainment will begin at 2pm with a professional bagpiper to lead a parade of children to the stage area. The event is open to the public and admission is a voluntary cash donation. Fourfold Farm is located at emergency number 7682 4th Line of Nichol. The event takes place outdoors, rain or shine and guests are asked to bring chairs or blankets. For more event details and directions, visit www.wallypalooza.com, or contact Connie Watson at Trillium Waldorf School at 519821-5140 or info@trilliumwaldorfschool.com.

5th annual local food fest will celebrate the bounty of the county GUELPH - Ignatius Farm and Jesuit Centre will be the site of the fifth annual Guelph Wellington Local Food Fest June 27 from 11am to 5pm. Discover local foods available in the region, learn more about agriculture, enjoy a day of inspiration and information, farm-fresh shopping, and entertainment in an idyllic farm setting. “This event is about bringing out the culture of agriculture and building connections between urban and rural neighbours” said Kate Vsetula, Guelph-Wellington Local Food Project Coordinator.

Last year, over 1,400 people turned out for the free event. This year, the event will feature: - over a dozen workshops and farm tours, as well as over 50 vendors; - wagon rides and a handson children’s area presented by Everdale Organic Farm and Learning Centre; - an eclectic mix of live music featuring many well know local musicians; - cooking demonstrations to offer fresh ideas on cooking local and teach how to preserve some of summer’s harvest - local culinary delights

prepared by some of the region’s best-known restaurants and caterers. Plan to have your lunch al fresco and enjoy a scoop of organic ice cream - a free shuttle bus runs from downtown Guelph direct to the event Make sure to bring a shopping basket to buy local, farmfresh products, or stock up on prepared meals and sweets. There will be lots of local goods, from maple syrup to garden plants and strawberries to local cheese and beef. Information about the event can be found at www.guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca.

Spirit of Change now running at museum GUELPH - Spirit of Change: One Building Tells the Story of Guelph has now opened at the Guelph Civic Museum. Guelph’s second oldest standing stone religious building at 126 Norwich Street East is the focus of the exhibition. The building has had only three owners in its 154 year history: Congregational Independent Dissenters, Church of Christ (Disciples) and the Islamic Society of Guelph. The spiritual, social and physical development of Guelph took place around it and is reflected by the small structure that has endured and thrived. Guest curator Dr. Kathleen Schmalz used artsbased research methods to develop the exhibit. Those involved seeking overlapping patterns and conceptual frameworks as well as utilizing art, artifacts, and contemporary cultural representations to

explore historical themes. Local artists Rene Mesheke, Laura Coutts, Scott Abbot, Lynn Chidwick, and Kathleen Schmalz contributed art to the exhibit, some of which are for

sale. The exhibit continues at the Guelph Civic Museum until Jan. 9. The museum is at 6 Dublin Street South. For more info call 519-836-1221 x. 2774 or visit guelph.ca/museum.

Satellite High-Speed Internet Service

Satellite Systems $69.99 Programming from $20 per month StarChoice remotes from $29.99

Installed from

LCD TV’s Highland Sight & Sound 125 St. Andrew St. W, Fergus 519-843-2050 Open Tues.-Sat.

free admission

CHOIR OF PARENTLESS CHILDREN FROM UGANDA

519-848-3370

www.watoto.com Arthur Pentecostal Assembly, 121 Charles St., Arthur Thursday, June 24, 7pm J U LY 9 T H T O AUGUST 1ST 2010

July 5th - 9th from 9am - 12pm ELORA PUBLIC SCHOOL Ages: 8 - 12

TRAIN YOUR BODY... AND YOUR MIND! Includes: • Soccer Drills • Scrimmages • Bible Activities & Singing Contact Information for Registration: Phone: Ilse Vandermeulen 519.846.9380 Email: elorasoccercamp@hotmail.com Website: http://elora.canrc.org/ Hosted by: Elora Canadian Reformed Church

CONCERTS INCLUDE: Swing with Peter Appleyard Jazz pianist Chris Donnelly World music with Jayme Stone Piano recital with André Laplante Jackie Richardson salutes Broadway Celtic tenor John McDermott For all concert listings please visit our website Celtic Tenor: John McDermott


PAGE TEN Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010

Rural Life

Inside Wellington can be read online in flipbook format.

SAVE MONEY ON SEPTIC SYSTEMS! Gran Availa ts ble !

1975-2010

35 years of Excellence 500 Maltby Rd. E. (at Victoria) Guelph

519-836-6370

www.lodderbrothers.com

SEPTIC SYSTEMS • SITE SERVICING • EXCAVATING

Visit: www.wellingtonadvertiser.com and ʻclickʼ the editorial tab

Agricultural Information Contact Centre | 1-877-424-1300 | www.ontario.ca/omafra

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 1-877-4241300 or visit the OMAFRA Website: www.omafra.gov.on.ca DO YOU OPERATE A SMALL-SCALE FARM? HAVE YOUR SAY! The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council is researching the labor needs on farms with less than $100,000 in gross receipts. Your responses will be used to better understand employment needs of smaller farms and will ensure that operations from Ontario are represented in the research. Go to www.cahrc-ccrha.ca or call CAHRC at 1-866-4307457 ext. 228 to complete the survey by phone. All respondents can enter for a chance to

win $100! About CAHRC: The Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) was created to address human resource issues facing agricultural businesses across Canada. CAHRC works with industry leaders, governments, and education stakeholders to research, develop and communicate solutions to the challenges in agriculture employment and skills development. 3RD ANNUAL YOUTH INNOVATION CHALLENGE Progressive Dairy Operators (PD0) and Grand Valley Fortifiers are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Youth Challenge for the most innovative idea on a dairy farm. The contest is open to all dairy farm youth in Ontario (not related to the contest judges) 21 years of age or younger (on December 31, 2010). Older entrants are eligible to enter if they are enrolled full-time in post-secondary education (college or university). Only one entry per person is allowed. - Innovations can be related to any aspect of dairy farming, including labour saving inventions, animal handling and welfare, environmentally-friendly

farming, improved safety, improved farming efficiency, management improvement, etc. - The idea must be operating and in use at the time of contest entry. Prizes will be award for the top 3 entries as determined by the judges. The winning entries will be awarded at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show BBQ on Thursday, September 16, 2010 and posted on the PD0 website. Entrants, by entering the contest, agree to allow display of the innovation at the 4-H Pavilion at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, or to have a video shown if transportation of the invention is impractical. All decisions of the judges are final and judges reserve the right to withhold any or all prizes if there are not suitable entries. Submit entries on Compact Disc (CD) or DVD by mail to: Carol Anne Pinkney 62 Thomas Blvd., Elora, ON N0B 1S0. If you have any question please contact Carol Anne Pinkney at 519-846-8756 or email: capinkney@sentex.ca or check the website at: www.pdo-ontario.ca GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS / ENVIRONMENTAL FARM

SURVEYING INC.

LAND SURVEYORS and ENGINEERS SPECIALISTS IN SEVERANCE APPLICATIONS PHONE: (519) 821.2763 EMAIL: info@vanharten.com

FAX: (519) 821.2770 www.vanharten.com

423 WOOLWICH ST., GUELPH ON N1H 3X3

Recipe of the Week RHUBARB CHUTNEY There's no better sauce to serve with pork than this one prepared with an often-overlooked springtime treat. Rhubarb tartness will compliment roast pork or sausages. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Servings: 3 Cups (750 ML) Ingredients: • • • • • • • • •

3 cups (750 ml) chopped Ontario Rhubarb 1/2 cup (125 ml) granulated sugar 1/4 cup (50 ml) water 1 Ontario Apple, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup/250 ml) 1/2 cup (125 ml) raisins 1 tbsp (15 ml) minced gingerroot 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt 1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground cloves

Preparation: In medium saucepan, combine rhubarb, sugar, water, apple, raisins and gingerroot. Cook, covered, on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until thickened and fruit has softened. Stir in salt, cinnamon and cloves. Pour into sterilized jars and keep refrigerated for up to 1 month. Nutrients per serving: • • • • •

1 Serving (2 tbsp/30 ml) Protein: 0.0 grams Fat: 0.0 grams Carbohydrates: 8.5 grams Calories: 34

Recipes brought to you courtesy of

THE WELLINGTON ADVERTISER in partnership with Savour Elora Fergus

How’s Your Brakes?

gvw.ca

519-826-9166

Fair Rd.

Woodlawn

Woolwich / Hwy 6

(at Silvercreek Pkwy.)

Arrow

53 Fair Road, Guelph

Silvercreek \ Cnty.Rd. 39

www.elorafarmersmarket.ca

Marden Rd.

Hanlon

FRESH AT MARKET THIS WEEK: strawberries, rhubarb, baby beets, peas, 'easter egg' radishes, spinach, asparagus and so much more! BRING YOUR DAD TO MARKET THIS SATURDAY to see some great food demonstrations! SAVOUR ELORA FERGUS will be showing us various ways you can 'COOK WITH BEER'. CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE - vendor profiles, recipes and more.

PLAN by John C. Benham, Program Rep. We have just completed another successful full house GYFP workshop. The next GYFP workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the OMAFRA meeting room and will be completed on Wednesday, Oct. 13. The next EFP workshop is planned for August but the date and location has not been established. Sign-ups have started! For more information, and to sign up for either program, please call John Benham at 519-846-3394. COMING EVENTS June 27 5th Annual Guelph Wellington Local Food Fest at Ignatius Jesuit Centre, 5420 Hwy. 6 North of Guelph, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 519-821-6638 X335. June 30 Solar Energy Information Session, Mount Forest. Sessions will also include speakers from OMAFRA and Hydro One. For more information or to register, contact Dezarae Malott, 519674-1500 X1295 or register online at www.ridgetownc.com/solar. July 6 Wellington Federation of Agriculture, monthly board meeting at OMAFRA Boardroom, 6484 Cty. Rd. #7, Elora. Note: 8pm summer start time. For information, contact Lisa Hern at 519-848-3774 or email: jplh@golden.net. July 7 & 8 SouthWest Crop Diagnostic Days. Check the website at: www.diagnosticdays.ca. July 6 Wellington Federation of Agriculture, monthly board meeting at OMAFRA Boardroom, 6484 Cty. Rd. #7, Elora. Note: 8:00 p.m. summer start time. For information, contact Lisa Hern at 519-8483774 or email: jplh@golden.net. 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. Aug. 10 - 12 2010 International Goat Symposium, Stratford, ON. For more information, please go to www.ogba.ca or call the office at 519-824-2942 or -1-866311-6422. Aug. 13 Junior Farmers' Association of Ontario's 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Location: Guelph Lakes Golf and Country Club, Guelph. Join Junior Farmers and their supporters as they take to the greens for a day of 18 holes of best ball with a 12:30pm tee-off. Forms or more information available at: www.jfao.on.ca/golf or contact golf@jfao.on.ca.

Guelph Volkswagen 359 Woodlawn Rd., W. Guelph Auto Mall

519-824-9150 “Driven to Perfection”


Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010 PAGE ELEVEN

Continued from page 2 shiping the Lord, fellowship and refreshments. Everyone welcome. Marden Library and Community Centre, R.R. 5, Guelph, Marden Road. 7:30pm. *** Unitl June 27 Straw Bale Construction workshop at Everdale. Spend a weekend gaining hands-on experience building a small straw bale cabin with Ben Polley from Harvest Homes. Pre-registration required: www.everdale.org

Rockwood Presbyterian Church Strawberry Social and Dinner 6:30pm. Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood. Tickets available by calling Sue at 519-856-4664. Adults - $12, Youth 6 to 12 - $5, Children under 5 - Free. Take-outs available. Advance tickets only. *** Monticello United Church Annual Strawberry Supper. Adults $12.50, children12 & over $5, under 12 free. Tickets at the door.

JUNE 26

Until July 24- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. A Quirky Musical Comedy. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo. Regular Performance $42; Previews $35.50; 18 and Under $21.50. 1-888-449-4463. *** Until July 24- Cagney! A Spirited Musical Biography Book by Peter Colley. Drayton Festival Theatre, 33 Wellington St., Drayton. Regular Performance $42; Previews $35.50; 18 and Under $21.50. Toll Free: 1-888-449-4463. *** Evening Nature Walk beginning at the J.C.Taylor Centre, Arboretum, U of G at 7 - 8:30pm. "My Backyard is an Oasis and Yours Can Be Too". $2 / person, under 5 free. 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** Silent and Live Auction with auctioneer Steven Parr at Arthur Community Centre, Domville St. Arthur. Viewing and silent auction begin at 4pm. Live auction at 7pm. Homemade Baking table & food booth, coffee is free. Fundraiser for Nicaragua. *** "Sempervivums - Hardy Succulents (ie.hens and chicks) with Willa Wick of Overall Plants. Also our annual Strawberry Social! Presented by the Grand Valley Horticultural Society at Trinity United Church, 7:30 pm, everyone welcome! For more info. contact Julie 519-928-2949.

Elora Legion Branch 229, 110 Metcalfe St. Elora, Saturday Night Dance. Entertainment by “Country Versatiles”. For info. call Judy Alles 519-846-5582. *** The 15th annual Children’s Farm Safety day hosted by Waterloo Rural Women, Saturday, 9am- 1:30pm at McNabb Farm, 1427 Pinehill Rd. in Wilmot Township. Children learn farm and home safety through demonstrations, plays, and games and activities. For children ages 4-12 that live on a farm or visit farms. Registration fee $5. 519-664-3794 ext. 237. *** Strawberry Festival includes salad supper & strawberry dessert. 58pm. Tickets at the door. Adult $15, Students $10, child (5-12) $5. All welcome. Mini putt for kids, Bake table! Preserves! Take out! Ebenezer United Church, 12274 Guelph Line. *** Harriston Legion #296 Yard Sale. 8am-3pm. Breakfast and Lunch available. Donations of good used items can be dropped off at the Legion after 4pm on June 16. For more information call 519-3382843. *** Ham Dinner with Strawberries 5-7pm. Knox - Elora Presbyterian Church. Adults $10, Children under 8 $5. Please call 519-8460680 for tickets. *** The Red Chevron Club presents, "Open Stage" with Ray Smith and Friends 2pm. Free admission. Everyone welcome 19+. *** Fergus Branch Doors Open/Anniversary Celebration 10am- 4pm. Help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fergus Carnegie Public Library Building! Memories, historical displays, refreshments and contests. Join us at 2pm for “Carnegie Capers”, a play about the story behind the building of the present Carnegie Free Library in Fergus. *** June 26th and 27th Come celebrate National Aboriginal Day during the weekend of the Multicultural Festival at Victoria Park in Kitchener. The event will showcase Native Teachings, storytelling, drumming, draws, and our Heritage. Our Grand Entry will begin at noon and run till 5pm. Hotdogs, hamburgers and sausages on a bun will be for sale. For more information contact Anishnabeg Outreach in Kitchener and ask for Nancy 519-7420300 or in Guelph and ask for Donna 519-763-5292. Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there! *** National Canoe Day Royal City Park, Guelph. Celebrate National Canoe Day with a guided paddle by Bill Mungal about the history along the Speed and Eramosa rivers. Join the Waterloo Wellington Canoe Club for a pre-paddle picnic at 5:30pm. Bring your canoe or kayak to the put-in at Royal City Park near McCrae Boulevard at 6:30pm, or rent a boat at the Boathouse kiosk off of Gordon Street and join the group as they paddle past. The group will paddle to Victoria Rd., and return by about 9pm.

JUNE 27 The 51st Annual Memorial Service at the Erin Union Cemetery at 2:30pm-immediately following the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 442 Decoration Day Service. *** Crown Cemetery Memorial Service 2:30pm. Please BRING lawn chairs. In case of rain the service will be held in Nanson Hall, Duff’s Presbyterian Church. Please share this invitation with relatives, friends and neighbours. For more information contact Darlene Harrietha, 519-822-0874. *** Maryhill KofC Show & Shine. Maryhill Heritage Community Centre. 11am-4pm. Participant $10, Family $5, Person$2. Contact Doug Zinger 519-648-2939. *** FREE Horse Training Seminar- 1- 4pm, Mount Forest Fair Grounds. Join Dr. Lew Sterrett of Miracle Mountain Ranch PA. as he demonstrates his training principles and techniques on a variety of horses at various stages of development, illustrating that the principles are designed for both horse and handlers success. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please call Lorie for more information: 519-379-4200.

JUNE 28 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 “Reiki 101 with Leanne Hodgson". To register please contact Lea Tran 519-265-5770.

JUNE 29 Learn to Play Bid Euchre at 10am, Strawberry Social at 2pm. Please call the Victoria Park Senior Centre at 519-787-1814 for information and to register. ***

JUNE 30

JULY 1

Puslinch Predators BU13 soccer team were finalists at last weekend's Middlesex United Invitational Tournament. Front Row from Left; Scott Malonda, Griffin Scott, Nick Bergant, Cameron Koster, Jack Weller, Michael Wang, Evan O'Hara, Desmond Gilmour; Standing from Left; Head Coach Andre Schaffner, Matteo Pereira, Drew Neil, Simon Wells, Adrian Cikovic, David Wei, Evan Caligari, Karl Schaffner, Manager Lynn Weller, Assistant Coach Kevin O'Hara. Absent from photo, Ben Tonin. Submitted photo

FERGUS LEGION Branch 275

TOUR SITE Sat. June 26 11:00am - 4:00pm Charity BBQ from 11:30am-2:30pm Entertainment provided by Two of a Kind 1:00pm - 4:00pm This event is open to the community! You are invited to come visit the Branch and enjoy the event. 500 Blair St. Fergus 519-843-2345 www.ferguslegion.ca Proudly Serving The Community Since 1935

Orton Canada Day Celebration & Chicken Barbecue at St. John’s Community Church. Rain or shine. Sittings at 4:45, 5:30, 6:30pm. Half chicken dinner - $13, quarter white - $10, double quarter dark - $10, 4 & under free. Advance tickets recommended. To order call 519-855-4243. Take out available. Family entertainment at 7:30pm. *** Canada Day Fireworks Display to be held in Orton Community Park at dusk. Children under 11 - $2, ages 12 & over - $4. For information call 519-855-4243.

JULY 2 Grand Valley Community of Christ Church - Annual Strawberry Supper. Mill St E., Grand Valley. 4:30pm. Adults $12, 12 and under $5, Preschool Free. *** 20th Annual Fish Fry held by Knox United Church 5-8pm at Clifford Community Hall. Adults $13, Children 5-11 $6, Under 4 Free. Dinner includes homemade desserts and Howell’s 8 oz. boneless fish. Tickets at the door.

JULY 3 Grand Valley Horticulture Society garden tour, 10am-3pm. BBQ lunch available for purchase, maps available call 519-928-5694. Six open gardens. *** July 3-4 Clifford Rotaryfest. Antique car, truck and tractor show. Crafts, vendors, flea market. Tractor pulls for more information call chairman Jim Harkness 519-338-3946. *** Juyl 3 –Art in The Street 9-5pm. An Arthur sidewalk display of local artisans and their offerings. Sponsored by Arthur District Chamber of Commerce.

JULY 5 Until July 9- Vacation Bible School at Burns Presbyterian Church in Erin for ages 4 to 12. This year's theme, Son Castle Faire will see us transported to a medieval castle where we will meet knights and fair ladies, jesters and minstrels and enjoy games, crafts, stories, music and snacks. Register by calling Burns at 519-8332902. *** Until July 9 - Free Soccer Camp. 9am-12 noon for ages 8-12 at Elora Public School. Includes- soccer drills. scrimmages, bible activities. Hosted by Elora Canada Reformed Church. For info. or to register call Ilse Vandermuelen 519-846-9380. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Shade Gardening Seminar 10am. Call 519-787-1814 to register! All welcome!

JULY 7 Evening Nature Walk beginning at the J.C.Taylor Centre, Arboretum, U of G at 7 - 8:30pm. "Natural Remedies for Human Ailments". $2 / person, under 5 free. 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** The Guelph Enabling Garden is hosting "Knit Knites" in the Garden at Riverside Park, Guelph. 6:30pm. Experienced and new knitters are welcome to come with their own knitting project and learn tricks of the trade or teach others. Comforting hot tea will be served. For more information call 519-265-5770. ***

SEND YOUR NON-PROFIT/CHARITABLE EVENT INFO TO events@wellingtonadvertiser.com 20-25 words, 4 weeks prior to event date.

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 fourth week of June ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 If someone has a fit this week, don't let it ruin your days. Remember, it's their issue and not yours. Move along with what you have planned, Aries.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Home is where the heart is, but that doesn't mean your heart can't be in a new space soon, Scorpio. Put all of your effort into finding that dream place.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, this week is one of those rare occurrences where everything falls into place and the stars are aligned. Use it to your advantage and have some fun.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 The stars point to serious budgeting this week, Sagittarius. If need be, hide your wallet and your credit and debit cards and keep your purse at home. You need to save, save, save.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You have been doing a lot of hard work at your job, but this may not be the time to ask for a raise, Gemini. Bide your time for another few days and think up your strategy. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Friends and family are what get you through the days, Cancer. They're of the utmost importance, so connect with some loved ones this week and reap the rewards. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Trust your powers of intuition, Leo. They rarely steer you in the wrong direction, especially this week. You finally tackle that to-do list that has been hanging on the fridge. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You can earn a lot of brownie points by showing others you are receptive to their feelings, Virgo. Make the focus more about them than you for the next few days. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You deserve better, Libra. Now go out and get the things you want and desire. Fight for yourself. Now is not the time to be a wallflower. Others quickly respond.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Don't bottle up your feelings, Capricorn. It isn't healthy to let all of those emotions grow stagnant inside of you. Talk with family and try to make some new friends. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Don't take too long with chores this week, Aquarius. You simply need to get them done quickly and then move onto other obligations. Ask for help if need be. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Get outside and socialize with other people, Pisces. You will find that chatting with others will boost your spirits.


PAGE TWELVE Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 18, 2010

The

County of Wellington “Connecting Citizens with County News” WELLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY

Summer 2010

Join the TD Summer Reading Club 2010:

July 5 to August 14 Get ready to travel to exotic and exciting places. Discover nature’s wonders right on the shelves of your local WCL branch with the TD Summer Reading Club’s . Every young adventurer aged 12 and under will receive a package of

materials,

including a poster, sticker and activity book. PRIZES! Earn one book buck for every five books read. Collect them to win fabulous prizes, and a chance at a grand prize! TD Summer Reading Club Registration begins Monday, June 28! Plus – Great Programmes @ Your Library: • Bug Safari • African Drumming with Fulé Badoe • Explorations in Clay with Jo Lomas • Sciensational Sssnakes!! • Andrew Queen • Toronto Zoo Presentation • Jungle Storytimes Visit www.wclib.ca for more information, locations, dates and times. www.wellington.ca The hot summer sun is enjoyable, but it does pose some risks. Extreme Heat Risks May Include: • Heat cramps • Heat Exhaustion • Heat Stroke (Sun Stroke) To minimize your risk, take the following precautions: • Keep out of the heat during peak hours. • Stay cool by taking cool showers, staying indoors, reducing use of oven, turn off lights, keep drapes closed, etc. • Keep hydrated! Drink plenty of water and natural fruit juices. • Avoid outdoor physical activity during perk hours. For more information, please visit the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website at: www.wdghu.org.

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

www.wellington.ca

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

Inside Wellington 061810  

Arts, Events, Entertainment, Seniors