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Saturday April 30th (Noon-4pm) at the Fergus Tennis Club Courts on Tower Street in Fergus (Parking by the CW Commerce building) Come out to see what your local Tennis Club has to offer, meet our new Club Pro for this season and sign up for membership to enjoy some of the programs and benefits the Club has to offer. Tower St, Fergus, ON, N1M 3E2 Club PhoneTennis #: 519-787-7003 Fergus Camps start Mon. July 4th and

will run weekly through July & Aug. Camps will be run by Dana Castle-NCCP certified coach and costs are only: $50 for Club Members, and $75 for non-members. To sign your kids up for a fun Camp, go to E-mail: Or call the Club at 519-787-7003

Public Service Announcements The Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus has a wide variety of programs for all including fitness, computer, dance, health and wellness, arts and music, general interest and everyday drop-in programs. Call 519-787-1814. *** Knights of Columbus, Guelph, Karaoke every Friday night 9pm, 84 Lewis Road. 519-821-4050 (Glen). No admission charge. Buffet every Friday, 11:30am-1pm, 519-821-4050. (Glen/Ryan/ Rod). Open to the public. *** Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre Long-term Care Home Information Session - find out how to access longterm care homes in the region, 5-6:30pm. Evergreen Seniors Centre, 683 Woolwich St. Guelph. Attendance is free. Please contact Patti Hirsch at 1-888-883-3313 ext. 5190. *** Tea and Tales with the Guelph Guild of Storytellers and Friends Enabling Gardens, behind Evergreen Senior Centre. Every Friday morning this summer, except July 1, 10:30-11:30am. Stories range from personal memories to literary classics to traditional. Stories are intended for the young at heart, and may be too long or complex for young children. Sandy Schoen 519-767-0017. *** Saugeen Singles Dances. Every Friday Night at Durham Legion. 8:30-12:30. Come and join the fun. For inquiries call Helen at 519-369-2590. *** 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. 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 information about this or other Volunteer Opportunities, contact Eva Marmurek at either (519) 824-2410, ext. 509 or via email: *** Get Your Walking Shoes On! The Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County is starting a “Walking Club” and would love for you to join them. To learn more please call Elaine Graham, Volunteer Coordinator at 519-941-1221.

Jul 1

On July 1, 2 and 3 Grand Valley will be celebrating it’s 150th birthday. Plan to attend three days of celebrations to mark this historical milestone. Registrations, buffet dinner, car show, opening ceremonies, street dance. For more information 519-928-5754. *** 21st 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 on sale in Clifford at Leonard’s General Store or at the door. *** Annual Strawberry Festival. 4pm to 7pm. Community of Christ Church, Mill St. Grand Valley. Adults $12.50, 12 and under $5, preschool free. *** Orton Canada Day Chicken BBQ. Sittings 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30pm. Half Dinner $13, Quarter White Dinner $11, Double Dark $11. Take Out Available. Tickets call 519-855-4243. Orton Church. *** Orton Canada Day Fireworks, Orton Park at dusk. Adults $4, Children $2. For information call 519-855-4243. *** Sacred Heart Parish (Guelph) Annual Bazaar. July 1st and 2nd from 6pm to Midnight. Sacred Heart School Grounds (corner of Alice & Huron Streets) Guelph. Free rides, draws, bake tables, penny table, beer garden, sausage, pizza and much more. Free admission. Everyone welcome. *** Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth Street, Guelph ON. 519-8241381. Karaoke 8 to 12. *** Elora Firefighter Association’s Annual Pancake Breakfast. 7 to 11am MacDonald Square, Elora. $6/person. All proceeds from the breakfast will be donated to charity.

Jul 2

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Grand Valley Sesquicentennial Celebrations. Lion’s breakfast, parade, ice cream eating contest, pork barbecue, dance. For more information 519-928-5754.

Jul 3

Gore Park Sunday Night Showcase Concert. The Jimmy Phair Show, 7 to 9pm. No admission charge. *** Grand Valley Sesquicentennial Celebrations. Community church service, Victorian garden party, Closing ceremonies. For more information 519-928-5754.

Jul 4

“Shake It Up Cafe” - Vacation Bible School. July 4-8. Barrie Hill United Church, 9 to 11:45 am. $30 per child, $50 per family. Contact: Theresa at 519-856-2275.

Jul 9

Belwood Lions Annual Beef Barbecue with events such as a

magic show, balloons and face painting, games and races, lawn tractor turtle race, penny table, karaoke and dance. Fun starts at 2:30, Adults $14, children (4 to 12) $6, children age 3 and under free. *** Damascus Beef Barbecue - Damascus Community Centre, 5 to 7pm. Adults $ 12.00, Child $ 5.00, Preschool Free. Take-Outs available. Call for Tickets: 848-3246, 848-3120 or 848-2206. *** The Elmira and District Horticultural Society is holding its annual Garden Tour fundraiser, 9 am until 2pm. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased from Brian’s Foto on Arthur St. in downtown Elmira or by calling Barb at 519-669-8239. All seven gardens are in the town of Hawkesville (just west of Elmira) this year. *** Harriston-Minto Ambassador of the Fair Competition. HarristonMinto Community Complex Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30pm, competition at 7pm. Adults $5.00; Children 12 & under $2.00; Preschoolers Free. *** St. James Anglican Church, Fergus. 171 Queen St. E. from 1pm to 6pm Join us for children’s activities, entertainment (including Sam Turton and Jane Lewis from Guelph, Gary Bryant and Al Koop, our church choir and “Gospel Acclamation”) and tours. The Jolly Friars Chip wagon will also be there. For more information, please contact St. James church at (519) 843-2141. *** Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth Street, Guelph. 519-824-1381. Murray R Blackman with Jimmy Atkinson (Patio). All musicians welcome, 2 to 4 pm; 8 to 12 pm. *** Guelph Legion Family Fishing Day, 10:30am to 2:30pm. Ponds at 785 York Rd., Guelph. Barbecue to follow at branch. *** Art in the Yard - July 9 and 10, 10am to 5pm. Elora Centre for the Arts 75 Melville St., Elora. Over 50 artists - Outdoor Original Show and Sale - on the grounds of the Elora Centre for the Arts - just a couple blocks from the heart of the village. Demos, live music, food and creative areas for all ages. Wonderful Art for everyone’s palette - spend the day. For more information visit

Jul 10

UCHS 3rd Annual Ride for Paws Motorcycle Poker Ride, Peel Regional Police Association, 10675 Mississauga Road, Brampton. Registration starts at 11am. Ride starts at 12 noon. $25 for riders and $10 for passengers or raise $75 in pledges and ride for free. *** Gore Park Sunday Night Showcase Concert. Lynn Russwurm 60th Anniversary in Music. 7 to 9pm. No admission charge. *** Fencing for Pastured Poultry Workshop at Everdale, 1 to 4pm, $45 including tax. Register online: or call Jennifer Lennie: 519-855-4859 x10. *** The Blue Rose Spiritual Ministries showing afghans in the orchard. Quartz crystal bowl healing circle. Spiritual fellowship and chats, 2 to 5pm. 519-833-0292.

Jul 11

PandaMania Vacation Bible School. Everton Community Church. July 11-15; 9am to 12 noon. Children 4-11 years of age. For registration contact: Beryl McDougall 519-856-9603. *** Ancestry Library Edition Workshops at Wellington County Library - Fergus Branch, 2pm. Sarah Fisher will be running “howto” tutorials. Registration is limited, so call soon. (519) 843-1180. *** Community Living Guelph Wellington is holding the 34th annual Norm Jary - ARC Industries Golf Tournament presented by BMO Financial Group at Cutten Fields (formally Cutten Club) in Guelph. Includes golf, lunch, dinner, prize table, cart, team putting contest and live and silent auction. Entry fee - $175 per player. Call 519-824-7147 ext. 256 to register.

Jul 13

Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. Confusions, by the master of comedy, Sir Alan Ayckbourn. First show in Summer Festival 2011, July 13-24. Matinees at 2:30pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays. Evenings at 8pm on Fridays, Saturdays and second Thursday. Call 519-855-4586 or visit

Jul 14

Arthur Agricultural Society, upstairs hall, 7:30pm. Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.

Jul 15

Cold Plate Luncheon - three meats, salads, dessert etc. Knox Presbyterian Church, Palmerston, 11:30-1:00 pm. $12 per person. Under 12yrs $6. Tickets - call 343-3428 or 343-3144. *** Alma Optimist Club. Beef BBQ, 5 to 7pm. Alma Community Hall. Admission $12. Kids $4. *** Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth Street, Guelph. 519-824-1381. Karaoke. John Mcglone 8 to 12.

Jul 16

Guelph Horticultural Society “Summer’s Pleasures” Annual flower Show. 12 noon to 3pm. Old Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham Continued on page 7

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A welcome home to our heroes: Yellow ribbons to honour Canada’s finest by David Meyer

idea is to have businesses and individuals display them. Bielby hopes all merchants in Fergus and beyond will fill the main streets with yellow bows. He hopes people in the community will purchase ribbons to fasten to trees on their FERGUS - Say it with a properties, and even in parks. yellow ribbon. The idea is a sea of yellow. That is the idea for a camHe planned to contact Elora paign by Fergus Legion memLegion’s Ashley Woods to bers who are hoping to spread enlist that Branch in the projyellow ribbons across not only ect. Centre Wellington, but right Bielby said the campaign across Wellington County for will begin on July 1 - an excelall of July. lent day to think about Canada That is the month Canada and its Armed Forces - and starts bringing home troops it will run all month. Canada from a war that has laststarts bringing home its troops ed for nearly eight years in this month, a project that will Afghanistan and seen nearly continue into the fall, with 200 Canadians killed in action. 1,000 peacekeepers remaining. The Fergus Legion has been One of the considerations honouring each of the fallen was how many ribbons to presoldiers at its branch, with a pare. picture and details about each Bielby set an arbitrary figone of them. ure of 300, but he admitted he When past president Brian has no idea how popular they Bielby attended the Legion will be. He did note, though, District annual convention in that if the demand quickly outOwen Sound, someone brought strips the supply, he can obtain a yellow bow and suggested more ribbon supplies in two Legions in the district could do days. Those, of course, will something positive to welcome have to be tied by volunteers. all soldiers from across Canada Why a yellow ribbon? who had served in Afghanistan. Volunteer tyer Mary Barber “It was just a suggestion had fond memories of dancing that was put on the floor,” to Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Bielby remembered. “I don’t Tie a Yellow Ribbon ’Round know how many will get the Old Oak Tree - but that involved.” song had nothing to do with a Bielby brought home a military yellow ribbon camsample yellow bow. He said, paign. “Everyone at the district meetTruth be told, the ing seemed to think it was a song’s lyrics are about a convict returning home after three years in prison and being unsure of his welcome. The song and poem that appears to have started the idea of yellow ribbon campaigns came from She wore a yellow ribbon, and that has appeared in various forms for at least four centuries, according to Wikipedia. It is based upon the same general theme. A woman of destiny is under some sort of test or trial as she waits for her beloved to return. The song was likely brought to North America from Europe by English settlers. The origin of the the yellow ribbons ting ora dec ons ribb h wit da Semanyk in ada seems likely to Can for Honouring soldiers - Lyn fell a display of soldiers who have come out of Fergus Legion, including photos by David Meyer the Puritan heriAfghanistan. tage. It was durgood idea. People were happy to take some [samples] home.” The Fergus Branch liked the project and Bielby became the chairman of the welcome home campaign. There were a number of obstacles. “This isn’t like Remembrance Day, where we’ve been doing it for 70 years,” he said. The ribbons are made in China, and he obtained several boxes of them from a distributor in Texas. When Bielby and three volunteers met to check the material and supplies, there was plenty of debate about how to tie them, and what size they should be. It was evident then that tying such ribbons was not going to be particularly easy. “The expert ribbon is 15 feet long,” he said. The material is three inches wide, and a finished bow is roughly 12 inches across. Legion members quickly decided to enlist the help of Diane Smeltzer, of Abbey Rose, in Fergus. A lesson took place on a Monday morning, and by Thursday, eight volunteers had created the first 100 bows. They were first used to decorate the Fergus Legion, and those will be sold as part of the Yellow Ribbon Campaign. The cost is $5 and any profit will be turned over to the families of those who served in Afghanistan. T h e

Getting started - Volunteer tyers had their work cut out for them, with the bow 15 feet of ribbon. From left s each requiring are: Linda Semanyk, Berryl tyers include Eizabeth Pea Ru rse, Joan Ferrier, Maria Geo ssell and Mary Barber. Other volunteer rge, Mary Schmidt and Pea rl Davis.

ing the English Civil War that the Puritan Army of English Parliament wore yellow ribbons and yellow sashes onto the battlefield. Yellow is the official colour of the armor branch of the U.S. Army, used in insignia, and depicted in Hollywood movies by the yellow neckerchief

The lyrics were altered and the song re-titled She Wore a Yellow Ribbon by Russ Morgan for the 1949 movie of the same name, which featured John Wayne. It was performed by several popular musicians in the 1940s. Since then, a yellow ribbon was flown in 1979 by Penne

“So seldom do we have a chance to honour the ones who come home. It’s very positive.” - Fergus Legion spokesman Brian Bielby, head of the committee organizing the local yellow ribbon campaign. adorning late 19th century, horse-mounted U.S. cavalry. The U.S. War Department’s Regulations of 1872 and 1898 show no neckerchief of any colour was required by dress code. They were, however, a popular accessory to cope with dust. In the United States military, the symbol of the yellow ribbon is used in a popular marching song. The first version copyrighted was the 1917 version by George A. Norton, titled ’Round Her Neck She Wears a Yeller Ribbon.

Laingen when her husband, U.S. diplomat Bruce, was held captive during the Iran hostage crisis. It was among the first of the modern yellow ribbon campaigns. During the Iran hostage crisis, a yellow ribbon was a symbol of support for hostages held at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Laingen, the wife of the most senior foreign service officer being held hostage, tied a yellow ribbon around a tree on the lawn of her Maryland home. That ribbon primarily symbolized the resolve of the

American people to win the hostages’ safe release, and it featured prominently in the celebrations of their return home in January 1981. The yellow ribbon saw renewed popularity in the United States during the Gulf War in the early 1990s. It appeared along with the slogan “Support our troops,” in the form of yellow ribbons tied to trees, and countless other contexts. On Sept. 11, 2001, Operation Yellow Ribbon was begun by Transport Canada to handle the diversion of civilian airline flights in response to terrorist attacks. Canada’s goal was to ensure potentially destructive air traffic be removed from U.S. air space as fast as possible, and away from potential U.S. targets. It commenced the operation after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded all aircraft across the United States. The FAA then worked with Transport Canada to reroute incoming international flights to Canadian airports. As a result of Operation Yellow Ribbon, 255 aircraft were diverted to 17 different airports across the country. The ribbon is significant in a number of other countries. In Denmark and Sweden it has become an Armed Forces symbol for support of troops in missions. Japan’s Medal of Honor uses a yellow ribbon to acknowledge professionals who have become public role models. In Malaysia, the yellow ribbon is used as a symbol of “press freedom.” The yellow ribbon symbol became widely known in the 1970 song written by Levine and L. Russell Brown. Displaying yellow ribbons is now widely recognized as a sign of loyalty to family, friends or loved ones away in the military - or to welcome them home. But whatever its origins, Bielby likes the idea of the campaign for a couple of reasons. First, “it supports our troops. Second, it’s very visual ... It’s upbeat.” Bielby said the Fergus Legion recently had the opportunity to welcome home a man who served in Afghanistan. “So seldom do with have a chance to honour the ones who come home,” he said. “It’s very positive.”

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ENTERTAINMENT Insights opened June 23 ABOYNE - Running for its 32nd year, Insights showcases works of art from artists in Wellington County and its surrounding counties and regions. The show opened June 23 and is sponsored by the Elora Arts Council and Wellington County Museum and Archives. From 294 entries, 67 were chosen by judges Jo-Anne Harder, Jim Reed and Susan Strachan Johnson. Of these works, 18 artists are from Wellington County. Those include Jerre Davidson, of Alma; Beryl Dawson, Fergus; Melissa

Farquhar, Rockwood; John Frisby, Fergus; Peter Grimaldi, Eden Mills (photography award); Linda Hendry, Rockwood; Gerard Henri and Sophie Hogan, Elora; Denis Hopkins, Orton; Susan Lehnen, Elora; Dick Marvin, Rockwood; (third place); Grayce Perry, Elora; Lois Scott, Fergus; Cliff Smith, Mount Forest; Syliva Taylor, Belwood; Maggie Vanderweit, Fergus; Nadia van Windheim, Eden Mills; and Robert Wehkamp, Rockwood. Insights runs until Sept. 5 at the county museum.

Cruise nights started HARRISTON The Harriston Motors Cruise Nights are now underway. The first one was held on June 17 - a tribute to Gordon Grosz, who passed away nearly two years ago. Proceeds went to Cancer Patient Services. There are door prizes at each even and a barbecue by

Clifford Rotary. The Minto Farmers Market will be on location. There will be a cruise night once a month. The dates are July 15, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. All of them start at 5pm. For more information, call John Caesar at 518 323- 7014.

Seeds of Summer Sale

Colourful fence - There is some construction taking place at Victoria Terrace Public School in Fergus to create two new kindergarten classes for full-day kindergarten in September. With a fence in the yard, a class decided to decorate it with records. submitted photo

Fiddle Championships run Aug. 3 to 7 SHELBURNE - The 61st Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship takes place here Aug. 3 to 7. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shelburne, with partners Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company and the Town of Shelburne, the event features Canada’s top fiddlers in competition for over $17,000 in prizes. Besides championship fiddlers, this year’s event will include a concert by Louis

Schryer, step dancing, jam sessions, parade, beer garden, Battle of the Bands, a pork barbecue, a non-denominational church service, a Bon Jovi tribute band, Trooper with The Eagles tribute band, open air market, lots of entertainment and food at the Legion, camping and more. On Aug. 4 at 7:30pm, the Rotary Club welcomes back eight time Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Champion and four time Canadian Grand

Masters Fiddle Champion Louis Schryer. Joining the show will be his daughters, Chelsey and Kaitlyn, energetic step dancers. The Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship play downs happen on Aug. 5 at 1 and 7pm at the Shelburne arena. Classes that will compete in the afternoon include the young (age 9 and under, and 10 to 12) and the young at heart (56 and over). The evening features the remaining

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classes. The contest finals are on Aug. 6 at 6:30pm and will feature entertainment by fiddling and step dancing groups the Jenish Sisters, and Rittmai. A judges’ showcase will also be part of the Saturday night entertainment, featuring Doug McNaughton, Karen Reed, and Schryer. There is a wide variety of ticket packages available. Ticket outlets include Holmes Appliances and Music Shop, 147 Main Street West, Shelburne, or by phone at 519925-8620. For more information visit

Racers wanted ELORA - Sensational Elora organizers are looking for teams of two to enter the Sensational Race on Aug. 19 and 20 in Elora. The race balances physical daring with mental challenges to create an adventure. People in the race will compete for prizes and bragging rights. Only 20 teams will be selected and the application deadline is June 27. For $50 per person, entrants will receive: - dinner on Friday evening; - breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday; and - a Sensational Race T-shirt; For details and to apply, visit: www.sensationalelora. com and go to contests and Sensational Race.

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Rural Life

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The OMAFRA Report A weekly press release prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. If you require further information, regarding this press release, please call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA Website: www. GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS – by John C. Benham Have you ever wished you had better computer training or bookkeeping instruction and more sound financial management of your farm business? Well, on Friday, September 9th, there is an opportunity to learn more about these concerns. The workshop will be completed on Friday, September 16th and will be held in the Elora OMAFRA meeting room, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch and refreshments provided. Many other subjects important to your farm business management will be discussed. You will not be required to discuss anything about your own business, but it will be an opportunity to learn from other farmers how they handled various situations. We keep hearing good comments about these workshops. For more information and to sign up, call 519-846-0941 or email 2011-12 FUNDING FOR SPEAKERS ON FARM MANAGEMENT, FROM AMI Agriculture Management Institute has set up Farm Business Management Event & Speaker Funding. Description: Maintaining a visible presence at complimentary events is an easy way to continually provide producers with a resonating message about the concept of “taking a new approach� to their farm business practices as well as leading them to our information website. Therefore, AMI will allot funding for events and communication opportunities to increase the visibility of AMI and create avenues to encourage more farmers to examine their business practices. Funding will help bring farm business management speakers to various conferences and workshops in Ontario (maximum $5,000 per applicant). Funding will also help

to increase awareness of AMI through logo placement and display booth as well as having a representative from AMI, when possible, presenting at the event. Action/Deliverable: Maintain clear and informative farm business management messaging through the funding of speakers at various events; Provide Ontario farmers with an avenue for accessing farm business management information by creating a presence at complimentary events through sponsorships. This pot is not bottomless by any means and is ‘first come, first served. It provides an opportunity for conferences to access some funds to bring in business management speakers. Any interested organizing committees should contact AMI for details, www., 519 822-6618, Agriculture Management Institute, 200-120 Research Lane, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 0B4. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – COMMUNITY ENERGY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (CEPP) INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION GRANTS Applications are now available for the new Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) education grant. Eligible organizations, proposing to undertake new community power education projects may now apply. CEPP’s education grants will help build awareness and capacity among Ontarians to participate in, or develop renewable energy generation projects in their communities. More information: http://www.communityenergyprogram. ca/EducationGrants/EdGrants_OverviewPage.aspx REMINDER!! ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN – by John C. Benham Keep in mind that you need a Third Edition EFP to qualify for financial assistance in 2012. The next EFP workshop is planned for Wednesday, July 13th to be completed on Wednesday, July 20th in the Elora OMAFRA meeting room. No cost to you. Lunch and refreshments provided! Don’t put off signing up since several farmers are already on the list and space is limited. To qualify for the cost share in 2012 you must have completed

New brand to promote local food outlets GUELPH – Guelph and Wellington County’s new food tourism brand, Taste¡real Guelph Wellington, was launched at the sixth annual Local Food Fest on June 26 at Ignatius Jesuit Centre. The fest showcases local food and beverage producers, entertainment, and culinary experts. The Taste¡real brand will be used by local producers to tell residents and visitors of the authenticity of their products. Taste¡real partners include six regional farmers’ markets, local restaurants, and food retailers, farm gate stalls, hotels and

attractions. Some area restaurants have individually featured local fare for years; the idea offers the partners new visibility. “It’s about more than the health benefits of eating locally, it’s about the economic impact that choosing Guelph and Wellington County products has on our family farms and local business,� said Sue Trerise, senior business development specialist in the tourism sector for Guelph Economic Development and Tourism Services. “Marketing our regional food tourism

assets to residents and visitors creates new interest in our destination. The launch of the Taste¡real brand will put Guelph Wellington on Ontario’s list of “must-see culinary destinationsâ€? Developing programs and projects in sectors that Guelph has a competitive advantage in is part of an economic development strategic directions document. Taste¡real is an organization born from the collaboration of the City of Guelph Tourism Services, Guelph Wellington Local Food, County of Wellington and its member municipalities.

your EFP workbook well before Thursday, September 15th, the planned date of the Cost Share applications to be available. For more information and to sign up, call John Benham at 519846-3394. COMING EVENTS: July 6 & 7 SouthWest Crop Diagnostic Days – University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. July 12 Canola Crop Tour: Variety, Nitrogen/Sulphur and Fungicide Trials, Stone Crushing Demo / Guest Speaker: Victor Aideyan, at Mike Schill’s Farm / 3 km. north of Arthur on Highway 6, Fire # 8719; 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details at: www. July 13 Ontario Forage Expo, Elora Research Station. Details at: July 14 Farm$mart Expo, Elora Research Station. Details will be available at: July 15 FarmSmart Expo 4H/Youth Day at the Elora Research Station. Check website for details, farmsmart/index.html. Aug. 5-7 Drayton Agricultural Fair, Drayton. For more information, call 519-343-3971. Aug. 17 & 18 Hasting County Plowing Match and Farm Show - 2 Countryman Road, Tweed. Free parking, $5.00 adults, children under 12 free; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit; call 613-395-5177 or email jaciegunning@ Aug. 24 & 25 Farm & Agriculture Emergencies Training – Grain Entrapment, Grain Bin Entry & Technical Rescue – Emergency Training Centre – Blyth Aug. 24 Herb Demonstration Day - OMAFRA Simcoe Research Station, Simcoe. Call: 519-426-7120. Aug. 30 Wellington County Farm Safety - regular meeting at Husky Farm Equipment, Alma at 8:00 p.m. sharp. For more information, call Walter Grose 519-846-5329.

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Centre Wellington Chamber events Last chance to join for a trip to China. While the departure date is in late October, those interested need to be signed up and paid up by July 15. This tour is open to everyone. Here is a summary of details again. Departure is on Oct. 24, returning Nov. 2, both from Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Some of the sights visitors will see include: Forbidden Palace, Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, West Lake, The Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Lingering Garden and Tiger Hill, plus others. The trip will visit the historic and modern cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou. There is an opportunity for participants to meet with Chinese business people to connect with - look for the Business Inquiry Form in the package. The cost is $2,250 for chamber members and $2,400 for non-chamber members. For full details visit the chamber website or contact Roberta. *** Officials with the CW Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to extend a sincere thank-you to all of its sponsors, guests and volunteers of the events the Chamber has hosted in the last year.

Big winner - Amanda Johnston, left, accepts her prize after her lucky ticket was drawn for the 42” plasma television giveaway marking the grand opening of Fergus/Elora’s newest option for taxi service, Allied Taxi. Owners Matt Baldwin and Jessica Warren, who invite locals to come for a ride and see how Allied Taxi is going the extra mile to earn business. Business officials are asking everyone to check with drivers, as more giveaways are scheduled for the coming months. photo by Sherry Clarke

Milestones New Businesses Aaron Moore, a certified reflexolgist, has opened Heel 2 Toe Reflexology and Ion Cleanse at 245 St Andrew St. W. Fergus. Call 226-383-4335 to book an appointment at the clinic or in your home.

Northwind Installation Inc., 244 George St. Arthur, has started installing Xplornet 4G WiMAX High-Speed Internet throughout rural Wellington County. Northwind can be reached at 519-957-2438. Father’s Heart Healing Centre, a spiritual hospital for the body, soul or spirit is now open at 185 George St, Arthur. The Centre will house a National headquarter to mobilize Christians to pray strategically for

Canada. Maggie Baratto may be reached at 519-848-6701. Dr. Thadshik Parthipan Optometrist’s office has opened in Unit 8, 178 Alma St., Rockwood. To book an appointment for an eye check-up, glasses or contacts, call 519-856-9797. LUXE Wedding & Event Management is focused on planning special events whether a birthday, formal ceremony, corporate event, fundraising reception or wedding. They’ll

take care of everything so that the end result is a unique and unforgettable affair. Owner Genevieve Poulin can be reached at 226-971-1555. Anniversary Congratulations to Barry and Marion Gray and family, on the 30th anniversary of Gray’s Auction Service Inc., located at the corner Highways 87 and 23, one mile west of Harriston. The Grays may be contacted at 519338-3722.

Sponsors, participating restaurants, silent auction donators and attendees of Centre Wellington Rotary Club’s 2011 Grand Taste.

Your support raised $14,000 for Groves Hospital Foundation CT Plus Campaign Special Thank You Sponsor - Scotiabank, Fergus OLG, F&M Brewery , Grand River Raceway & Savour Elora Fergus for your assistance

Silent Auction Donators • Big Monkey/Little Monkey • Bird/Elinesky Wealth Mgmt/ RBC DS • Broderick’s Apparel for Men • Cedar Spring Nursery • Centre Wellington Massage Therapy • C W Parks & Recreation Dept. • Collins Barrow • Companions of the Quaich • Dairy Queen • Definition Fitness • Drew House • Drimme Florist • Ecclestone Financial Group Inc. • Ellen Pearson • Elora Summer Festival • Fergus Scottish Festival • Fergus Truck Show • Glen Linton • Grand Gourmet • Grand River Natural Stone

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Grand Wines Groves Foundation Hush Me Not I Love Chocolate Integrated Metal Products Jesters Macadi Jewellery Myron Lasko Random Joy RBC Commercial & Agriculture Richard J. Long, RBC DS Ron Wilkin Jewellers Roof Trusses & Components Sanctuary Sarah M. Jacobs, Barrister & Solicitor Snap Fitness Special Effects The Gorge Country Kitchen Tom Schuett, RBC DS Uptown Cafe Wood ‘n’ Charm

The 7th annual Grand Taste will be on April 22, 2012

Centre Wellington Rotary meets Thursday at 7am at the Gorge Country Kitchen, Elora

Now open - Reality Bytes, Laptops, Computer and Service is now open at 920 St. David Street North, Unit 4, in Fergus (corner of St. David and Gordon). Congratulations to Troy Witter. Call 519-787-0006 to contact Witter or his staff. submitted photo

Special occasion - Alan Orr, chairman of the board for Halwell Mutual Insurance Company, addresses the crowd at the company’s recent 150th anniversary celebration and open house at the Puslinch Community Centre. submitted photo

Jaylor inducted into Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Orton Jaylor International was inducted into the Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame on June 13 at a ceremony hosted by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). At the ceremony, Jaylor was honoured with the Essence of Philanthropy award. The award recognizes “an outstanding Canadian business for its longterm dedication to serving their regional, provincial, national or global community.” according to Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). Following the January 2010 quake in Haiti, Jaylor organized an impressive crisis response effort, working alongside non–profit organizations to ship five containers packed with over $500,000 and 11,000–cubic–feet worth of medical equipment, construction tools, shelter, clothing and power generators to the people of Haiti. Despite all their hard work founder and President of Jaylor, Jake Tamminga responded with humble surprise. “It is with sincere gratitude and utter surprise that we have received this acknowledgment,” said Tamminga. “I am grateful to everyone involved in collecting and moving these supplies to those in Haiti who needed them so desperately.” Tamminga acknowledges this induction was the result of teamwork. “A special thank–you to the staff at Jaylor, who donated, collected, loaded, and arranged shipping largely on their own time,” he said. “I must also express gratitude to all the suppliers, farmers, local business, schools, churches, and friends that donated supplies ranging from tents and building materials to soup mix and clothing. Above all I thank God for giving us all the means to help; I pray it may have aided the Haitians who have experienced so much loss.” Jaylor is also active with the local chapter of the 4–H Club, as well as other youth farming programs, and has led poverty alleviation projects in the Ukraine. “Jaylor represents what it truly means to be Canadian,” says CME President and CEO Jayson Myers. “Leaders on the cutting edge of technology, volunteering their time and resources in the name of compassion and community.”

Avoiding the rain – The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual year-end charity barbecue with M&M Meat Shops. Over 40 people came out to the event, with proceeds going to the Centre Wellington Food Bank. photo by Bill Longshaw

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FROM PAGE TWO Street, Guelph. Come and see what the Guelph Horticultural Society is all about. *** The Lost Art of Canning Workshop at Everdale, 10am to 3pm, $95 including tax, recipe book, canned goods. Register online: or call Jennifer Lennie: 519-8554859 x101. *** Alma Optimist Club, Country Dance in the new Alma Community Hall. Dance to “Southridge Sound”. Admission $10. *** Fireworks Weekend Breakfast, 8 to 11am, Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen St. East. Hot breakfast serving scrambled eggs, ham, pancakes, coffee, tea and juice. Tickets at door are: $8/adults, $5/kids. Accessible entrance off parking lot. All welcome. For more info. call 519-323-1910. *** Mid Summer Craft Sale and Barbecue at Pine Meadows Arts and Crafts. 9am to 1pm. Nearly new, Tombola, silent auction, baked goods and preserves. Peameal Bacon on a Bun 9:30-10:30am. BBQ 11am to 1pm. Funds to Groves and Women in Crisis. *** Annual Book Sale. 9am-1pm at the Mount Forest Archives 102 Main St. S. (side entrance). Fundraiser for your local Archives and Museum.

Jul 17

Gore Park Sunday Night Showcase Concert. Grant Carson Band (Niagara Falls), 7 to 9pm. No admission charge. *** The Blue Rose Spiritual Ministries showing afghans in the orchard. Quartz crystal bowls healing circle. Spiritual fellowship and chats, 2 to 5pm. 519-833-0292. *** Christmas in July. Get your gifts early this year. The Embassy Room, Bingeman’s Park, 425 Bingeman’s Centre Drive, Kitchener, 10am until 4pm. Admission $10. This is a fundraiser for the Power of HOPE Community Organization. For more information visit or contact Penny Jamieson at or 519-848-5024. *** Mount Carmel Cemetery Memorial Service, 2:30 pm on the grounds. If inclement weather prevails, the Memorial Service will be held at St John’s United Church, Belwood.

Jul 21


*** Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth Street, Guelph ON. 519-8241381. Rod Jewell (Patio) Acoustic Up Close and Personal and Special Quest, 2:30 to 4 pm, and 8 to 12 pm. *** Joan Law will be honoured with a Tree Planting Ceremony in honour of receiving an Arbor Award from 4-H Ontario and Syngenta, 2pm at the Badenoch Community Centre. A light lunch will be served after the ceremony. Everyone is welcome.

Jul 24

Guelph Horticultural Society’s Annual Garden Tour, 1 to 5:30 p.m. (rain or shine). $10 per ticket and can be bought at any of the gardens. Artists juried by the Guelph Creative Arts Association will have their work on display in the gardens. For locations and more information: Come and enjoy an afternoon in Guelph’s beautiful gardens. *** Gore Park Sunday Night Showcase Concert. Gerald Davidson & The Country Versatiles, 7 to 9pm. No admission charge. *** Maintaining your Organic Vegetable Garden Workshop at Everdale, 10 am to 2 pm, $60 including tax. Register online: or call Jennifer Lennie: 519-8554859 x101.

Jul 26

Maryborough Horticulture Society Potluck Picnic and Flower Show, Moorefield Park, 4 to 7pm. Place entries by 5pm. *** Women Build BBQ, noon to 4 pm. Rain or Shine. Riverside Park Bandshell. $10 pp, four for $35. 519-820-8385 or habitatbbq@ *** C.W. Probus Club, 10am. Aboyne Hall - Wellington Museum Speaker: Lynn Haddrall, Editor “The Value of Print Newspaper in Today’s Technological Age” Free - everyone welcome refreshments.

Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth Street, Guelph. 519-824-1381. Bruce Hare (matinee), 2 to 6.

Jul 30


GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Recent admissions by someone close to you has you wondering what the ulterior motive could be, Gemini. Take things at face value and don’t be so suspicious. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, planning a birthday bash takes on new meaning when you’re ready to pull out all the stops. If done right, it has the makings of a party to remember. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, regardless of what you believe, the world will keep turning if you don’t have ultimate control of everything. Therefore, lighten up and share the workload. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Financial concerns come to the forefront, Virgo. Without some assistance, your accounts could dip much lower than you would like. Take action immediately!

The light trucks were inspired by the jeep, but intended to reduce the reliance on American vehicles. Brewster found his particular model in Michigan and brought it home with him. He noted only 15,000 were ever built, and only 500 are left in the world. “We believe this is the only one in Canada,” Brewster said. For Bremner, his discovery came at the back of a barn where the truck had sunk two to three feet into the ground. He said about the only thing he has not done to his 1948 Mercury half ton truck himself was paint it red.

Jul 29

Elora Legion Saturday Night Dance 8pm. Join Country Versatiles upstairs in the Maple Leaf Room for an evening of dancing. 519-

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you question too many things, you will never get anything accomplished. Ambivalence leaves you feeling paralyzed. It’s time to make a move.

FERGUS - It took more than a bit of rain to dampen the spirits of automobile enthusiasts recently at the Fergus sportsplex. Enthusiasts from across the region came out with historic vehicles and RVs for the annual Central Region Flea Market and Car Show. Some participants were local, such as Peter Brewster, of Guelph, while others, like Bill Bremner, of Holland Landing, had a bit longer drive. Brewster’s 1953 Austin Champ was built in England. Those were built for the British Army up to 1956.

Jul 28

Red Chevron Club, 34 Elizabeth Street, Guelph. 519-824-1381. Karaoke. John Mcglone, 8 to 12.

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Social interaction will put a smile on your face, Aries. This week you will find you spend a lot of time with friends, simply enjoying their company.

Historic autos a hit recently at sportsplex

Food Preservation Workshop at Everdale. Learn about dehydration, freezing, infusing oils and vinegars, 6 pm to 9 pm, $45 including samples, tax. Register online: or call Jennifer Lennie: 519-855-4859 x101.

Ancestry Library Edition Workshops at Wellington County Library - Fergus Branch, 6:30 pm. Sarah Fisher will be running “how-to” tutorials. Registration is limited, so call soon. (519) 843-1180.

Jul 23

Peter Brewster of Guelph shows off his 1953 Austin Champ, believed to be the only one existing within Canada at this time.

- For the first week of July -

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, focus on personal issues that need to be resolved. Once you tackle these things, you will have more free time to devote to guilty pleasures that have been avoided. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you and your spouse or partner don’t see eye-to-eye on many things. This can lead to misunderstandings that need to be resolved. Have a little patience. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, a relationship that you thought might be long-term has ended prematurely. Don’t dwell on what might have been; move on to greener pastures this week. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, matters of the heart must be temporarily set aside because you have other pressing requirements. Just don’t neglect family life for too long. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, sometimes you have to lighten up or people may not want to spend time with you. Now is the time to let loose and enjoy yourself. Try to make new friends. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Don’t get too lost in your own thoughts this week, Pisces. You need to be focused to handle a few tasks at hand.

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.

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Wellington County Library Teen Summer Reading Challenge



All County waste facilities will be closed Canada Day, Friday, July 1st.

More Prizes! Grand Prize: Camcorder valued at approximately $150


REGULAR COLLECTION DAY Friday, July 1st RESCHEDULED COLLECTION DATE Saturday, July 2nd (collection starts at 7 a.m.)

• Ten $15 Gift Certificates for Galaxy Cinemas • Teen Toonies worth $2 off fines - weekly winners!


• The WCL TSRC Blog Book Giveaway! For more details visit: BLOG CONTEST NOW OPEN!

Are you looking to improve your computer skills? Do you want to be able to look for information on the internet but don’t know how?

The Employment Resource Centre at 138 Wyndham St. N. in downtown Guelph offers regular introductory computer workshops, at no cost, to any resident of Guelph and Wellington County. A professional facilitator will guide you through the basics of operating a computer, word processing and searching the internet. Workshops take place in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere with small group sizes to ensure personalized attention. For more information, or to register, call 519.823.7887.

July 4 to August 13 Registration now open! Participants must be between 12 and 19 Join the Challenge! Last summer, Wellington County teens read 664,928 pages and listened to 3,448 minutes of audiobooks. Can we beat that in 2011?



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July 6, Pioneer Music and Dance Solid Waste Services (SWS). With pioneer interpreter and Phone: 519.837.2601 or musician, Marty Pullen.1.866.899.0248. July 13, Home Remedies from the Garden Visit us in the cottage garden where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look at traditional uses of herbs and wild plants. July 20, Pottery with Joan Make your own clay finger puppets with potter Joan Gilson. Sessions at 1:00 or 2:30 pm. Cost, $4 per person, please pre-register. July 27, Heritage Gardens Tea Party â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20th anniversary of our gardens. Sittings outdoors (weather permitting) at 1:00 or 2:30 pm. Cost: $2 children, $4 adults, please preregister. August 3, Keeping Clean: soap making and laundry practices Make real soap to take home, learn the old-fashioned way of doing laundry.

Wednesday afternoons in July & August

August 10, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! An old-fashioned ice cream social! Sample great ice cream and make your own with June Switzer. August 17, Beautiful Butterflies! View butterflies and moths in our butterfly garden. Games, activities, crafts and a scavenger hunt. August 24, End of Summer Tea party â&#x20AC;&#x201C;in our Victorian Garden (weather permitting.) Sittings at 1:00 or 2:30 pm. Cost $2 children, $4 adults, please pre-register. August 31, Tarot from A to Z! Explore the history and art of tarot card reading with Shelley Carter. Refreshments provided. Seating is limited, please pre-register. All children must be accompanied by an adult

lAdmission by voluntary donation, members free, 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm unless special times, fees and pre-registration noted. lTo pre-register, call 519 846-0916, ext 5221 or in person at Museum reception 0536 Wellington County Rd. 18 Fergus, Ontario (519) 846-0916 ext. 5221


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County Wellington Advertiser for publication: July 1, 2011 prepared by Phil Dietrich

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