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INSIDE Second Section June 22, 2012


85 years of tradition for Fergus Pipe Band


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Norm Foster’s Bedtime Stories now playing in St. Jacobs

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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of the Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 22, 2012

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

Your children are invited to attend

Summer Bible School

Where: Maranatha Conservative Mennonite Church 31 John Street, Drayton When: July 3-12, 2012 Time: 9:00am - 11:30am Grades: Kindergarten (age 5 before 2013) through Grade 8

Confirming attendance in advance is appreciated. For information and enrollment contact: Dennis and Colleen Martin 519-638-5550 For transportation contact: David and Irene Martin 519-638-0374

Adventures Summer Camp

2 separate age groups, same location!

JK- Grade 1 and Grade 2-Grade 6 Fun & exciting adventures for the Summer holidays, field trips, crafts, outdoor fun, etc. Now taking registrations for the Summer. Located 30 Geddes St., Elora, behind New Orleans Pizza Call 519-787-0142 for more info or to register. Where there is a new adventure every day!

to the Elora Firefighter Association’s

Annual Pancake Breakfast

1st, 2012 Sunday, July am 11 7am Elora $6/person re, ua Sq ald on MacD the breakfast

Public Service announcement

Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington needs volunteer drivers to provide transportation services to and from appointments for children and families. Especially needed are drivers available before school and/or immediately after school for court-mandated or medical/clinical appointments. Mileage reimbursed/orientation and training provided. For more info. contact Eva Marmurek at 519-824-2410, ext. 4822.

Fri. June 22

Trinity United Church, Grand Valley. Drive-thru chicken barbecue. Advanced tickets only, phone 519-928-5627. *** Moorefield United Church Garden Party, 5-7pm, Moorefield Community Centre. Ham, Turkey, Salads, and strawberry shortcake. No reserve tickets necessary. Adults $14; Children 5 - 11 $5; Under 5 free. *** Francofête 5-8pm at l’École ÊlÊmentaire L’OdyssÊe, 30 Brighton Street in Guelph. Everyone is welcome. Rides and entertainment for the whole family. Barbecue/refreshments available for purchase. For info. or to book a table for the resource fair, call the school at 519-837-4420. *** All Saints Community Dinner. It’s summer time and that means hamburgers and more, grilled to perfection before your very eyes! Bring your families and bring your friends to Erin’s best dinner deal. 6-7pm. No sermon and no charge; free will offerings gratefully accepted. All Saints Church, 81 Main Street, Erin. *** Fish Fry Dinner, $15 at The Church of St. David and St. Patrick, 520 Speedvale Ave, East of Victoria Rd., Guelph. Sittings at 5 and 6:30pm. For tickets 519-836-2391 and leave your name and phone number.

Sat. June 23

Saturday Night Dance at the Elora Legion featuring the Country Versatiles. Starts at 8pm. Cost $10 per person, lunch provided. Call 519-846-9611 for more information. *** The Ennotville Library holds event to recognize the recent grant received from the Trillium Foundation. 2pm. This will be followed by the annual Strawberry Social at the library. We encourage all to attend to show our appreciation and view the renovations. *** Arthur Legion Br. 226 Karaoke. 8:30pm. *** Ham Dinner with Strawberries, at Knox Elora Presbyterian Church 5-6:30pm. Tickets: Adults $13, 8 and under $6. Call 519846-0680. *** Fergus Golf Course just outside Fergus, Ontario Partners With Purpose Annual Golf event for Haiti. $99 includes: steak dinner, barbecue lunch, snack bags and golf balls, golf with cart provided, prizes. Contact Dave Pero at 519-787-7622 or Wayne Groves at 519-787-1813 ext. 1813. *** Unique House Concert in picturesque Eden Mills. Guelph Guitar

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Virtuoso John Alac to perform Eden Mills House Concert. Homeland Remembered: A concert of Czech, Slovak, and Canadian Guitar Music. 4-5:30pm. 100 York Street, Eden Mills. $15 by calling 519-856-2259 or at the door. *** Guelph Chamber Choir 7:30pm. Ffarwel (Farewell) Concert Before UK Summer Tour. Harcourt Memorial United Church, 87 Dean Ave, Guelph 519-836-5103. Tickets $15, $10 students and under 30, $5 eyeGO,
from choir members or at the door. Concert in preparation for choir’s participation in the Llangollen International Eisteddfod competition in Wales in early July. *** Boot Hill Auto’s 2nd Annual Show & Shine. 12- 4pm. Charity BBQ, Silent Auction, NFL & CFL Celebrities. In support of Guelph Wellington Community Living and Arc Industries. *** Maryhill Knights of Columbus 4th Annual Car Show & Shine. 11am-4pm. Maryhill Community Centre. Prizes, raffles, barbecue, live music, bar. Admission $2, family $5. All funds go to local charities. Call Doug Zinger 519-648-2939 or Terry Runstedler 519-648-3394 for more info. *** Charity Garage Sale. 5063 Jones Baseline (near Mustang DriveIn). Watch for signs. 8am-1pm. Coffee and cookies starting at 8am. BBQ starting at 11am. All proceeds go to New Hope Animal Rescue. *** Shake You Money Maker Zumba-thon. 10am-1pm. 186 Main St., Erin. Join us to raise money for Breast Cancer Society. Draws, prize-giveaways!

Sun. June 24

Sunday Night Showcase Concert - with Jimmy Phair (from Sarnia), 7pm; free, Gore Park bandstand, Elmira. *** Music in the Park at the Hillsburgh Historical Park on Trafalgar Rd. Hillsburgh (beside Exchange Hotel) 2-4pm with Muir Family Band (classic country) and enjoy an afternoon of music. If it rains, the performance will be cancelled. Sponsored by The Let’s Get Hillsburgh Growing Committee. For information 519-855-6343 or 519-833-2571. *** Euchre at Sacred Heart Church, Kenilworth. 8pm. Admission: $2.50. 50/25/25 draw, penny table, door prize. Light lunch, everyone welcome. *** Crown Cemetery Memorial Service – All Welcome. 2:30pm, Crown Cemetery. Please bring lawn chairs. If it rains 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. *** Annual Bible Carnival Summer Picnic at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur. Following the 11am Service. All welcome. 519-848-3710.

mon. June 25

Rockwood Presbyterian Church Spring Strawberry Social and Salad Plate Supper, Rockmosa Community Center. 6:30pm. Adults - $12, Youth 6-12 yrs. - $6, Children 5yrs and under Free. Presold tickets only. For tickets - Joan 519-856-2839, Sue 519856-4664.

Tues. June 26

C.W. Probus Club 10am. Aboyne Hall - Wellington Museum. Speaker: Local Crime Stoppers Representative. Topic: Crime Stoppers. All retired seniors welcome; membership available. *** Maryborough (Moorefield) Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show and Meeting. 7:30pm. Moorefield Optimist Hall. Speaker: Clara Bauman. Topic: Drying Flowers. *** Alma United Church Strawberry Social Garden Party. At the Alma Community Hall. Serving 5-7pm. Adults $14, children $5. *** Monitcello United Church Annual Strawberry Supper. 4:30-7pm. Adults $12.50, children $5. Tickets at the door. *** All are welcomed to gather with the members of the Arthur and Area Historical Society for their monthly meeting, 7:30pm at the Historical Room, Chamber of Commerce office, Arthur. Guest speaker Allan Plat. *** Alma- Goldstone Strawberry Social and Garden Party. Dinner is served 5-8pm. Adults -$14, children under 12- $5. Alma Community Hall Thursday, June 28, 6:30-8:30pm Tuesday $10.00 (advance only)


Canada Day Dinner Sunday July 8, 2012 Games start at 1pm - Doors open at 11am

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Wed. June 27

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society will visit Avalon Gardens for their regular monthly meeting 6pm sharp. Meet at the Old Salem Schoolhouse Parking Lot to car pool. Please plan to join us – Everyone is welcome. *** Discussing Canada’s Definition of a Human Being. The congregation of St. Paul’s Continued on page 7

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85 years of tradition in the sounds of the Fergus Pipe Band by Mike Robinson FERGUS - There are a lot of memories behind the music as the Fergus Pipe Band celebrates its 85th anniversary. Founded in 1927, the band has a long and proud history bringing the skirl of the bagpipes to the community. Part of that history includes founding band member connections to the Seaforth Highlanders. Two founders served with the Seaforth Highlanders in the First World War and agreed to adopt the Mackenzie tartan worn by that group. They continue to wear that tartan today. In the formative years, J.W. (Jack) MacDonald served as piping instructor and acting pipe major, and J.W. Henderson Sr. was drumming instructor. Beginning in 1930, Thos. Patterson, formerly of the Guelph Pipe Band, assumed the duties of pipe major. Thos. MacDonald, an experienced drummer with highland regiments and a Great War veteran, took over the duties of drumming instructor. Initially the band paraded in “civies.” Merchant James Russell provided lumber and a site for the band to raise cash with a refreshment stand in Fergus. The first parade in full uniform took place in June 1931 when the band led a parade through Fergus. By 1932, the band was taking part in local competitions. For decades, it has enjoyed a solid reputation as a street band and has paraded across the province - plus performed in the United States. When the first Highland Games in Fergus was established in 1946, the band began its long history as being the “hometown” band, playing at the Tattoo, at various events throughout the weekend and competing. Other highlights include parading at Maple Leaf Gardens in the 1950s; participating in Warriors’ Day parades at the CNE; annually in Remembrance Day and church parades in Elora, Salem and Fergus; and entering competitions in Detroit, Barrie, Orillia, Hanover and Fergus.

The band has also performed at Oktoberfest, the World Lacrosse Championship and as an opening act for Great Big Sea in Fergus in 2005. Members readily admit the support of the community and Fergus Legion Branch 275 has been an important factor in the band’s success. The grade 5 band had a successful competition season in 2003, winning first place at the Fergus Highland Games, third at the North American championships in Maxville (north of Cornwall) and winning the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario’s grade 5 Championship Supreme. Band historian Dean Percy said since he joined the band in 1982, he has served with seven different pipe majors. He said current pipe major “Jim (Stewart) is one of our best I’ve served under.” Percy became interested in the bagpipes growing up near Camp Ipperwash and said as a youth in 1942, it was a big deal to hear the Ipperwash Pipe Band. One of his favourite groups shots of the Fergus band was taken in 1984. Only he and Sam Harrop are members from that time. Percy said Harrop has been in the band since 1969. Pipe Majors 1927 - present J.W. (Jack) Macdonald piping instructor and acting Pipe Major; Thos. Patterson (19301938); Percy Gibson (1938-1942; 1946-1957; 1970-1978); Walter (Scotty) Henderson (1942-1946; 1957-1970); Jim MacKenzie (19781984); Robert Dewar (1984-1997) Sam Harrop (1997-1999); Pat Martin (1999-2000); Scott B. Davidson (20002004); Sean Geddes (2004-2007); and Jim Stewart (2007-present). The band today At a recent practice session at the Fergus Curling Club, Stewart spoke more about the current history of the band. He said the group’s mission “is to provide a venue for the preservation and continuation

Fergus Pipe Band 1932

War bond fundraiser - Members of the Fergus Pipe Band, with pipe major Percy Gibson in his army uniform, participate in a photo submitted by Dean Percy 1942 parade to help raise money for Second World War bonds.

Cover photo: The Fergus Pipe Band marches through Fergus prior to the 2010 Scottish Festival.

of piping and drumming with its rich Scottish heritage and to provide the community with a significant resource for a wide variety of public and private functions.” Pipe Sergeant Dave Tinsley cited the Seaforth Highlanders connection and said, “That’s why we still wear the kilt we do now - the Mackenzie.” Though the band played competitively over the years, there has been a shift away from that. “After 2010 came along, we

ager. Tinsley said the band continues to be involved in quite a few street parades, plus stand-still and community performances such as the recent Fergus Legion Decoration Day and Relay for Life event in Fergus on June 15. “We have a very busy schedule,” Tinsley said. Stewart agreed. “There’s something almost every weekend from June to September.” Then there is the season of Oktoberfest and Santa Claus

“For the past couple of years, we’ve been growing in leaps and bounds.” - Pipe Sergeant Dave Tinsley of the Fergus Pipe Band. jumped out of the competition and kept it strictly for fun with performances and parades,” said Stewart. That approach has seemed to be positive in terms of what members wanted to do. Stewart said the band has seen “big time” growth, as he estimated the it now as about 25 pipers and 15 drummers. Tinsley said, “For the past couple of years, we’ve been growing in leaps and bounds.” And with the number of events and performances the group is involved in, quite a bit of coordination is needed. In the early days, one person could look after the funding and the performances. Now there is an executive committee and a band man-

parades, then kicking off again in January with Robbie Burns nights, Tinsley added. “It’s really a year long endeavour,” Stewart laughed. Plus, there are the practices every Tuesday night. People might be surprised at the age range and occupation of its members. Three are over 80, while the youngest student is seven. “And it’s a good cross match of community as well,” Tinsley said. Member Don McAlpine said he is always surprised by the diverse backgrounds of those involved, which includes retirees, veterinarians, a psychiatrist, pharmacist and a doctor. Plus the band is not just about music, there is the social

aspect, Tinsley added. “When we have gigs, we may all go to a member’s house in town and have a barbecue, or all go for a beer in the pub after. We don’t just practice and play, then disappear. There are good friendships being formed and the families are involved as well.” Stewart said one gig each year is designated as a family day. “Last year it was the Fireworks Festival in Mount Forest.” Tinsley said some members do private gigs for weddings, parties and piping in head tables. “A lot of solo gigs can come out of this,” Stewart added. Stewart and Tinsley laughed as they were asked what gets a person involved. Tinsley said, “A lot of people just like the sound of the pipes and [think] ‘I’d like to do that’.” Stewart added, “It’s a wide variety of background. But we all get along like peas in a pod.” McAlpine said, “At the end of the day, it’s because you love the pipes.” Tinsley added, “There’s a big influx after the [Highland] Games because people see us. We do a good performance and people take a fancy to doing that.” Yet of those joining shortly after the games, there’s a loss of 90%. “People quickly find out it is not an easy instrument to pick up. It takes a lot of dedication.” Outside of group practice, there is individual practice.

Fergus Pipe Band 1984

cover photo by Helen Michel

In addition to help from the Fergus Legion, members credit the Fergus Curling Club for providing a venue for weekly practices. Stewart mentions the work of the group alongside the Fergus Scottish Festival committee. Tinsley said “Each venue is unique with its own challenges.” With pubs, it can be difficult fitting everyone inside, but Stewart said “Those are the fun ones.” He said music wise, in addition to more traditional scores, the Fergus Pipe Band does play some rock and roll. “That really plays up the pub crowd or at a beer tent. All of a sudden people discover we can play that on the bagpipes.” Tinsley said, “Once people are in the band, and captured by it, they tend to stay.” Added Stewart, “We’ve classed Don McAlpine, Sam Harrop, Dean Percy and Betty Henderson as the members of the Old Guard when we need any wisdom on the running of the band. We resort to them, and they are the heart, the anchor of the whole band.” He also cited Bill Longshaw, the official band photographer and honourary president. Tinsley said Sue Baker puts in a tremendous amount of work as band manager. “She’s the whole brains of the operation,” Stewart added. “She keeps us on the straight and narrow,” Tinsley added. With files from Dean H. Percy, Cindy Lindsay and

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less - even if moderate applause was all that was deserved. But Bedtimes Stories by Norm Foster not only received standup applause last week, but very much earned it. Perhaps it was Foster himself in the audience for the opening at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, or maybe it was a uniformly-excellent cast, and, very likely, the incredible humour that has Foster the most produced playwright in Canada - or a mixture. The play is a series of six vignettes, with five actors doing three roles apiece. It takes incredible talent to switch from one character to another, but with costume designer Nichol Del Cul in command, it actually appeared there were 15 people on stage. Director Chris McHarge gets the absolute best out of everyone here. The scenes all take place in a bedroom, and there are a number of recurring themes. It opens with a radio jock desperate to hit the big time offering a couple $5,000 to have sex over the airwaves, with him describing the action. In the end, he bails but they remain in the hotel room. Unknown to them, the recorder is left on and their antics for the next few hours are played over the airwaves. Foster has done an incredible job of weaving a disparate group of people into a whole cloth of hilarity. There is a cab driver who could get lost in a two street town, a sensitive shock rocker with heel problems, an accountant turned crook who cannot understand the term “silent alarm,” a strip-

Sex for pay - Alison Lawrence and Ralph Small play a middle aged couple being paid $5,000 by a DJ, played by Brad Austin in Bedtime Stories, at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The hilarious comedy runs through June 30. submitted photo per who not only can’t dance, but is clumsy, and, through it all, Foster focuses on relationships and how men and women interact. To say he does that in a comedic way is a gross understatement. There are howls throughout. Even when people could see the joke coming, actors Brad Austin, Terry Bara, Karen Coughlin, Alison Lawrence and Ralph Small were so compelling they still got huge laughs. To cite one scene only, Coughlin, who is leaving her husband, lectures a pair of movers about the faults of men. Humourist Dan Jenkins once wrote of “the look” and

said, “Women do it better than leopards.” Coughlin was particularly adept. Barna, too, had the audience in stitches as shock rocker Tommy Quick, who was also a constant theme through the show. It took nearly a minute after his entrance to say his first line because of the laughter. The cast was that good. The facial expressions of all of them added to great writing. From a mover with a bad back, to the hilarious middle aged couple being paid to make love, to a dying man visited in a hospital by a girl who once taunted and treated him cruelly, the acting was incredible. The music that segues one

scene to the next was not only perfect, but also added to the comedy. Nobody will ever again listen to Born to Be Wild the same way after seeing this show. The set work by Stephen Degenstein set the mood wonderfully. It was Spartan in many ways, with a big bed and a few pieces of furniture, but the art on the walls transformed it from a hospital room to the office of a guy running a stripper operation. The entire production is one that should not be missed by anyone in need of a good laugh. Foster examines love, hatred, boredom, cruelty, desperation, compassion and all the human elements that go with those - and he does it with style, humanity and a lot of humour. Bedtime Stories runs through June 30. Tickets are available at the theatre box office, by calling 519-747-7788 (toll free 1-855-372-9866) or at

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ABOYNE - Celebrating 33 years, Insights is one of the longest running juried art exhibitions in Ontario. Organized and sponsored by the Elora Arts Council, the show opens June 21 at the Wellington County Museum and Archives, with a reception from 7 to 9pm. Sixty winning entries will be chosen by jurors at 8pm. The exhibit runs until Sept. 2. For more information call 519-846-0916.

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A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA Website: WELLINGTON SOIL & CROP SUMMER MEETING The Wellington County Association is sponsoring a summer meeting at Clovermead Farms (Bruce Whale), 7600 Wellington Rd. 8, RR #2, Alma. This on farm meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 4, beginning at 7pm. The Ministry of Transportation staff will be on hand to clarify regulations under the “highway traffic act” related to farm equipment used on roadways. This will help increase awareness on safety, requirements for self-propelled implements and licensed machines relating to agriculture. This hands-on workshop will focus on licensed farm trucks with hitches, trailers and cargo securement. There will be numerous examples of typical licensed machines commonly used by farmers. We will also tour the Whales’ new bio-digester. All producers are invited to attend this valuable workshop. No pre-registration is required. FARMSTART – COURSES OFFERED TO “NEW FARMERS” FarmStart is supporting a new generation of farmers across Ontario. We do this by networking with other organizations who share a common goal of helping new farmers. By working with farmers at the regional level through other organizations, we can offer training programs, internships, help with land access and find resources more locally. Stay informed of courses, workshops and other training opportunities by visiting and signing up for the monthly Events Bulletin, which covers all kinds of learning opportunities

across Ontario. For further information, contact 519-836-7046 X103 or email: ARMYWORMS ARE MARCHING by Tom Cowan, Entomologist, OMAFRA Ridgetown They’re here early this year. We’ve been hearing reports of true armyworm numbers getting fairly high in some wheat fields and even above threshold in some cases. I think it’s a good time to post a refresher on armyworm management. In Cereals - Armyworms typically feeding in the lower leaves of the wheat and work their way upwards. Feeding is done at night and sometimes on overcast days. During the day you can find the larvae hiding deeper in the canopy or under debris or plant litter on the ground. When scouting for armyworm, look for chewed leaves and brown grass on the plants or on the ground near the plant. Armyworm may also start to clip the heads off maturing plants as they look for food at later crop growth stages. The best time to scout is at dusk when the larvae come out to feed. Action Thresholds for Cereals - 5 Larvae less than 1 inch long (2.5 cm) per square foot (30 cm x 30 cm), warrant control. 1 square foot is equal to 19″ of row. With fewer leaves this year after all the frosts, protection of the flag leaf is particularly important. Early control is critical as insecticides are much more effective on smaller larvae and less damage to the plants will have occurred. After the soft dough stage, the benefit of insecticide applications drops dramatically unless head clipping is occurring. Look carefully at the larvae on the plants and check them for small yellowish oval eggs deposited just behind the head. These are eggs belonging to a parasitic fly and will soon hatch and kill the armyworm larvae. Fungal and bacterial diseases also attack armyworm and can quickly reduce populations. Diseased armyworms can be found at the tops of the wheat plants where they tend to migrate before they die. These larvae look sickly and are sluggish

GFO extends marketing hours GUELPH - Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) has announced the wheat marketing department will extend its hours of marketing, in lieu of the new trading hours established by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) and other boards of trade. Todd Austin, manager of GFO marketing said, “Instead of the traditional four-hour window to call in for prices, farmers can now call almost eight hours a day.” As of May 21, CME’s Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Agricultural

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Commodity products are available for electronic trading 21 hours a day. The GFO will extended their marketing hours to reflect this change. Members can call the GFO marketing team from 8:45am to 3pm during market days. GFO’s marketing options are available during these times including forward contracting and basis contracting. GFO also continues to provide pool options for members. For more information, call 1-800-265-0550 or 519-7676537.


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and should not be included in your assessment since they won’t be doing any feeding. If the larvae are over 1 inch long (2.5 cm) most of the feeding damage has occurred and there is no benefit to applying an insecticide. Insecticide Recommendations - Before using an insecticide, consider how mature the plants are in order to comply with the pre-harvest interval (PHI). Registered insecticides for armyworm control are: Matador 120 E (PHI = 28 days) Dylox 420 LC (PHI = 21 days) Sevin LXR Plus (PHI = 14 days wheat) Lannate Toss-N-Go (PHI = 20 days) Delegate WG (PHI = 21 days). COMING EVENTS June 24 - Local Food Fest – a celebration of local food and copies of the 2012 local food map available at Ignatius Jesuit Centre with children’s area, workshops and more. Visit the website at: July 4 - National Farmers Union Waterloo-Wellington Local, monthly board meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Husky Farm Equipment, Alma. (They meet every first Wednesday of the month). July 4 & 5 - SouthWest Crop Diagnostic Day, Univ. of Guelph, Ridgetown, 8:15 a.m. Check the website: July 11- 7th Ontario Forage Expo “Hay Making in Motion” is sponsored by Perth County SCIA, OMAFRA, and the Ontario Forage Council. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Admission. Lunch Provided. Host Farm Pedro Slits, 4731 Line 55, Brunner. Equipment companies demonstrate forage machinery in side by side field trials. Key note speakers on forage related topics. Forage related trade show exhibitors. Everyone Welcome! Watch for more details to come at: or Ontario Forage Council, Ray Robertson: 1-877-892-8663.

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Join in the Celebrations June 29 - July 1

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Canada Day Weekend 2012 Friday, June 29 | Saturday, June 30 | Sunday, July 1

Sunday Night Free Admission at ‘B’ Diamond *Donations will be accepted Open air family movie night Viewing of a new Dr. Seuss animated movie. Movie will begin at dusk (Approx. 9:15pm). Bring your own chairs & blankets. Refreshment will be available for purchase.

Friday Afternoon and night

Saturday Morning and Afternoon

Men’s Slo-pitch Starts Mixed Slo-pitch Starts Beer gardens and chip wagon Pavilion dance featuring DJ

Men’s slo-pitch continues Mixed slo-pitch continues Horseshoe tournament 1:00pm start time Beer gardens and chip wagon

saturday Night Pavilion Dance featuring band

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(Derrick Moore’s Band) 9pm to 1am Beer gardens and chip wagon

Sunday Morning & Afternoon Free swimming: 1:00pm-3:00pm Annual Family & business 3 pitch tournament Kids activities: 2:00-5:00pm Beer garden & Chip Wagon Musical Entertainment by One Eyes Cat 2:00-6:00pm,

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Please plan ahead for a fun, responsible and safe holiday weekend. Tell your friends!!!

Canada Day Draw 1st Prize - John Deere D140 lawn tractor (Value $2200) 2nd Prize - John Deere JS26 lawn mower ($455) 3rd Prize - Stihl FS38 Gas Trimmer ($190) Lottery Licence #M665053 Draw held July 1, 2012

For more info contact: Optimist Darryl Woods (Event Chairman) - 519-831-5890, Optimist Greg Roelofsen (Ball Chairman) - 519-897-3089, Optimist Derek Henderson (Club President) - 519-993-1364 Both the Optimist Club and the Opti-Mrs Club are always looking for new members. If interested contact a member.

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May 6, Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 22,2011 2012PAGE PAGEFIFTEEN SEVEN

FROM PAGE TWO Lutheran Church, 27 Mill St., Elmira invites you to hear Stephen Woodworth, MP for Kitchener Centre, speak on Motion 312, a motion that is currently before Canada’s Parliament for debate. The evening begins with a meal from 6-7pm, followed by a presentation, 7-8pm. A free will offering to cover meal expenses will be taken. For more info. 519-669-2593. *** Seniors Day Trip to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mount Hope. Return bus transportation, admission, luncheon, guided tour - $50. Contact Rick at East Wellington Community Services 519-833-9696. *** Annual Strawberry Supper, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hillsburgh. 3 sittings: 5pm, 6pm, 7:15pm and Take-out. Choose between a ¼ chicken dinner for $12 or a ½ for $15. Special $7 price for children 5-11. Under 5 are free. Tickets at 519-833-0909 or Helen or Ted at 519-855-6597.

Thurs. June 28

Strawberry Supper, Community of Christ Church, Mill St., Grand Valley. 4pm, continuous service. Adults $12.50, Children 12 and under $5, Preschoolers free. *** On the Spot Productions- Auditions for Aladdin, an English Pantomime production Nov. 27th- Dec. 1 2012. Fergus Grand Theater. Auditions to be held June 28 and 29th, 7pm at Heritage River, 25 Wellington St., Elora. Please call for allotted times 519994-4067 or 519-846-1934. *** Canada Day Summer Social for older adults dinner. Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood 6:30-8:30pm. $10 (in advance only) 519-856-2113. *** Guelph Enabling Garden Horticultural Therapist. 7pm, Riverside Park, 689 Woolwich Street North, Guelph. Learn how to press flowers and how to incorporate them into craft projects. For more information call 519-993-5323.

Fri. June 29

22nd Annual Fish Fry. Knox United Church, 5-8pm. Clifford Community Hall. Adults: $13, Children 5-11: $6. Under 4: Free. Dinner Includes desserts and Howell’s 8oz. Boneless Fish. Tickets at the door.

Sat. Jun. 30

Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. $5 per person. Marsville Community Centre. Last Saturday of every month. 7:30-10:30am. Also, recycling of wine bottles, beer bottles and cans, pop cans. *** Art in the Street. Frederick St., Arthur. 10-3pm. Vendors wanted. Contact 519-848-2665. *** Country Dance, Alma Community Hall. $10. Dance to Country Versatiles. *** Grand Valley Historical Society invites you for cake and refreshments in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. 2-4 Community of Christ Church grounds, Grand Valley.

*** Historical Walk “The Brocklebanks: Builders of Arthur” Fine buildings, successful businesses, the Methodist Church, the Cenotaph and even the lawn bowling club were influenced by this family. Yet little is written about them? Walk starts from Arthur Cenotaph at 1pm, as part of Art in the Street. Sponsored by the Arthur & Area Historical Society.

Sun. jul. 1

Sunday Night Showcase Concert with Grass Tax (Bluegrass from Brantford), 7pm; free, Gore Park bandstand, Elmira. *** Canada Day Fireworks Display. 10pm. York Soaring Association. Neighbours are welcome. York Soaring Association Airfield is located on the South/West corner of Hwy 109 and 5th Line West Garafraxa. *** Orton Community Association Canada Day Barbecue. 4:30, 5:30 & 6:30pm. Call for tickets 519-855-4243. ½ $13, ¼ white $11, double dark $11. Take out available. Fireworks at new park in Orton. Adults $4, Children 3-11 $2. *** Annual Elora, Canada Day Parade leaves Rec Centre at 11am and ending at Bissell Park. *** Centre Wellington Rotary’s annual Rubber Duck Race at Bissell Park, Elora at 1:15pm. Great Prizes! Advance sales! For information call 519-755-0231. *** Summer Services St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Gordonville 9am. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur.

Mon. jul. 2

Guelph Enabling Garden Knit Knites 2012 at the Guelph Enabling Garden 6:30pm, weather permitting. Spend an evening in a beautiful setting along the river. Come with your own knitting project, folding chair and learn tricks of the trade or teach others. Please bring a mug if you would like to enjoy tea. The Guelph Enabling Garden is fully accessible and welcomes folks of all ages and abilities. *** Strawberry Social Guelph Lawn Bowling Club Inc. (Gordon Street near Boathouse). Adults $5, Children $2.50; 1-5pm. Contact: Betty 519-836-3414.

Sat. jul. 7

Grand Valley Horticultural Society Garden Tour and Riverbend Artists in the Garden, 10am–3pm. 6 amazing gardens to tour! Maps available in all Grand Valley restaurants, banks and the library or call 519-928-5371 for more info. *** Gardens on the tour in the town of Conestogo this year. 9am -2pm. Tickets $10. For tickets or more info, call Barb at 519-669-8239. *** Art In The Yard - Elora Centre for the Arts 10th Annual Community Arts Festival. Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am5pm. An entire weekend of Original Art, Live Entertainment and Food!

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Horoscopes - For the fourth week of June -

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you could find yourself daydreaming this week, which will only make an important decision even harder to make. You need to focus, or the week will be wasted. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Common sense may be what you use to operate, Taurus, but this week a little imagination and spontaneity could be the secret to achieving great success in the next few days. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Be careful with whom you share your goals, Gemini. While there just may be a few copycats who want to steal your thunder, you could find a promotion is stolen away as well. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, explore new ways of doing things this week, especially in your professional life. There’s always room to grow and a new perspective might make things easier. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, be careful of a misstep when you move into new territory. Don’t leak information before you have fully developed the ideas, or things could get tricky.

up to the larger ones. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Sometimes the best growth comes from not knowing where you’re heading, Scorpio. While you may want to have a game plan, let creative energy drive you instead. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, though right now you can probably get away with saying whatever comes into your mind, it’s better to stick to the subject at hand. Censor yourself a little. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, a fear of failure may override your ambition. Don’t let these feelings compromise your plan for doing something new and different. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, it can be a little challenging to figure out what is bothering you, but be patient. The truth will be revealed in due time. Focus on something else. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may have some unfinished business to complete, but it won’t get done right away. Focus on the task at hand.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Cosmic fog is clouding your reality, Virgo. It is unlikely you will be able to make a sound decision, so it is best to wait a while before tackling difficult or life-altering projects. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, there is no time for daydreaming right now. There’s simply too much to get done. Start on small tasks and build


Novices capture lacrosse bronze FERGUS - The Centre Wellington Mohawks Novice 1 lacrosse team are bronze medalists after participating in the Jim McCauley tournament in Brampton from June 8 to 10. After a 6-6 tie game against Oakville, game two of the round robin was another 5-5 tie with Mimico. The local boys ended the round robin with a 9-4 victory over Halton Hills. In the quarter-finals, the Mohawks met Six Nations and battled for a 9-7 win. Their opponent in the semifinal was a strong team from Peterborough, ending in a loss of 7-6. This sent Centre Wellington to the bronze medal game and a re-match with Oakville. With four seconds left on the clock, Jakson Kirk scored for the victory. Goaltending was shared by Ethan Bratton and Zack

Medal proud - The Provincial Games Special Olympics were held in Kingston May 31 to June 3. Jessica Swanston (top left) of Elora won four gold medals, while swim team coaches and athletes from the Guelph and Fergus area (bottom left) took home several medals. From left: Scott Heipel, Suzanne Thomas, Jenn Britton and Matt Ballah. submitted photos


Bronze winners - The Center Wellington Mohawks Novice 1 team took home the bronze after participating in the Jim McCauley tournment in Brampton June 8 to 10. submitted photo Ranahan. Scoring in the tournament was handled by (goals, assists): Jakson Kirk (11,6), Andrew Atkins (7,6), Ty Anselmini (6,2), Cam Angst (3,5), Trent Collins (6 assists), Mark McIntosh

(2,3), Jake Ristov (5,0), Ty Needham (1,3), Tyler Healey (0,3), Carter Hyndman (2,0), Troy Hall (1,1), Zach Hatch (1,1), Caleb Willmets (1,1), Brody Shafer (1 goal) and Zack Ranahan (1 assist).

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PAGE EIGHT Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, June 22, 2012



The County of Wellington’s Green Legacy Programme received the Lee Summes Municipal Award from Ontario Nature in an award ceremony held near Kingston on June 16. The Green Legacy Programme was selected for its outstanding community leadership in providing the opportunity for hands-on experience growing and planting trees for local environmental groups, service clubs and schools in the county.

All branches will be CLOSED on Sunday, July 1. On Monday, July 2 both the Aboyne and Marden branches will be OPEN 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Saturday, June 30 10:00 am - 3:00 pm FREE ADMISSION Events Include: ~ Sidewalk Chalk Competition ~ Live Music Performances ~ Guest Artists ~ Food and Beverages ~ Historical Walk ~ Vendors ~ Horse and Wagon Rides ~ Antique Tractor Display ~ Book Reading by Author John Peaker ~ and so much more! THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:

All other branches will be CLOSED. Arthur and District Chamber of Commerce Township of Wellington North

For more information on libraries and programmes in Wellington County visit:


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CHILD CARE SUBSIDY Beginning in September, licensed before and after school child care will be offered in some full-day kindergarten schools. Contact your school board for more information. You may be eligible for help to pay for child care, if you: • work, • attend school, • are self employed, • looking for work, or • need child care to support your child’s needs. For more information contact: COUNTY OF WELLINGTON CHILD CARE SERVICES

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