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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, July 30, 2010


Hillbilly Racing supports local athlete - Tessa Cremasco, of Arthur, and Clark Hartman, right, of Waterloo, presented a cheque to help cover competition costs to Special Olympian Mike Bailey, of Hanover, on Saturday night at Varney Motor Speedway on behalf of Hillbilly Racing. Bailey participated in the triathlon in the Provincial Special Olympic Summer Games in Windsor last summer and this week he will represent Team Ontario at the National Special Olympics games in London, with his sights set on making the national team. The World games will be held next summer in Greece. Hillbilly Racing is made up of a group of dedicated “Stock 4” drivers who race at Varney Speedway. They actively fundraise all race season and the money they raise is kept in the community to support local Special Olympic and special needs athletes. For more submitted photo information visit

The Guelph Enabling Garden, located in Riverside Park, Guelph presents the third season of Tea and Tales with the Guelph Guild of Story Tellers continuing each Friday until Aug. 27 from 10:30 - 11:30am. Please join us for a cup of tea and to listen to this talented group of story tellers in a beautiful garden. For more information contact Lea at 519-265-5770. *** July 29, 30- My Name is Rachel Corrie (a play). This internationally acclaimed play recounts the life of peace activist Rachel Corrie, as told through her own diaries and e-mails. It's the stunning account of one woman who set out to change the world.The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St. at 8pm. $20 Regular Adult, $15 Students, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, $5 eye-go.

JULY 31 Community Barbeque at The Grand River Raceway in Elora at 5pm. Local producers coming together to cook for the public, entertainment, children’s activities. Cost $2 per person, children free. All gate proceeds donated to the Food Bank.

AUG 1 McKee Cemetery Memorial Service 2pm. Speaker Rev. Katherine Gregory. Please bring lawn chairs. In case of rain the service will be held in St. John’s United Church, Belwood. *** Showcase concert to be announced at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free. *** The third annual Standardbred Showcase for registered standardbred horses is scheduled for the Industry Day week-end at Grand River Raceway, Elora. Showtime 9am. For information contact Kelly at 905-335-8115.

AUG 2 Sacred heart Church Kenilworth annual Garden Party and Buffet Supper 4-7pm. Adults-$12, Children 5-12- $5 and children under 5-free. Bingo, draws and games of chance. Everyone welcome.

Grand Taste benefits CT scanner campaign - Proceeds from the Centre Wellington Rotary Club’s 5th annual Grand Taste totaled $14,500. The event was held at the Grand River Raceway and featured tasty food samples from 15 local restaurants as well as a silent auction, live music and local food growers/producers. Presenting the cheque to Groves Hospital Foundation director Sherri Sutherland, second from left, are past Rotary Club president Rick Roberts, Grand Taste chairperson Noreen Winter and current photo by Sherry Clarke club president Sarah Jacobs.

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AUG 13 Junior Farmers Association of Ontario 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Best ball with 12:30pm shotgun start at Guelph Lakes Golf and Country Club. 519-780-5326. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Scrapbooking Workshop 9am12noon. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** 19th Annual GloBall Golf Tournament in support of CNIB. Conestoga Country Club, putting contest, dinner and silent auction. 9 hole game of golf. As the sun goes down, glowing golf balls will appear. Cost - $85 per golfer (includes green fees, glow products and registration gift). Please contact Janetta Park at 519742-3536 ext. 5322 to register.

AUG 6 August 6,7,8. Drayton Fair – Exhibits, midway, local food events, livestock shows, truck pull, tractor pull, demolition derby. Admission – adults $10. 12 and under free. Contact 519-638-3257.

AUG 7 1st Annual Rick Couling Memorial Golf Tournament. Wildwinds Golf Club. $100 per person includes golf, cart and steak dinner, proceeds go to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. Call Rick or Amy 519-787-5289. *** Food Bank Jamming’. Music Fest and BBQ. Food and Fund raiser for the Centre Wellington Food Bank. 489 St. David St. N. Fergus. 4-10pm. Entrance fee is a donation to the food bank. Bring a lawn chair. *** Garage Sale - Help us raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and Treatments. 490 Hill Street, Fergus. 7am 12noon


Games start at 1pm - Doors open at 11am share the wealth package $15 - main program package $25 (both packages are required - extra strips available)

“proceeds to local community projects” Held at Grand River Raceway 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora Held under lottery license #M634122. FERGUS ELORA ROTARY FOUNDATION Staffed by: Centre Wellington Rotary Club and Fergus Elora Rotary Club

AUG 12 Arthur Agricultural Society Directors meeting. 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All welcome. *** Arthur and District Horticulture Society Flower and Vegetable Show at Sr. Citizen's Hall 8pm. Entries must be in place by 7:45. Everybody is welcome. Come out and learn some new techniques. Youth meeting 6pm. *** In-Home Care and Long-Term Care Home Placement Information Sessions 5 – 6:30pm. Activity Room 2, Evergreen Seniors Centre. 683 Woolwich Street, Guelph. Fully Accessible. To register, please telephone Patti Hirsch, Waterloo Wellington CCAC, 519883-5500 Ext. 5190. Free.

The Guelph Enabling Garden is hosting "Knit Knites" in the Garden at Riverside Park, Guelph. 6:30pm. Comforting hot tea will be served. For more information call 519-265-5770. *** Evening Nature Walk beginning at the J.C.Taylor Centre, Arboretum, U of G at 7 - 8:30pm. "Camouflage: Now you See Me, Now you Don't" $2 / person, under 5 free 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Learn To Play Pool at 2pm or Learn To Play Chess at 2pm. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** The Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington and East Wellington Community Services presents – “How can I do this?” 1-3pm. Erin Centre 2000. Topics include: Caregivers need care too., The G Word-Guilt, Caring, Comforting and Communicating. This 2 part series is free, call Sherri to register 519-833-0087.

Showcase concert with Country Ways at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free. *** Summer Concerts in the Park. 7pm. Riverside Park. “Kitchener Musical Society”. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Bring lawn chairs, blankets or sit on the grass to enjoy some wonderful music in park this summer. *** Hike the Trail Series, 10am. Theme: Butterflies and Asters. Start Gerrie Road Entrance, Elora. More info: 519-843-2800.

Sunday August 8, 2010

This month's theme “People in glass houses”. Special Guest: TBA. Boathouse at 116 Gordon St. Donations graciously accepted. Not suitable for children. Sandy Schoen 519-767-0017. *** Euchre Harriston, Legion #296 Harriston. 8pm. Light Lunch provided. $5 per person. Bring a Partner. For more information call 519- 338-2843. *** Evening Nature Walk beginning at the J.C.Taylor Centre, Arboretum, U of G at 7 - 8:30pm. "Fascinating Fungi" $2 / person, under 5 free 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Drop-in Blood Pressure Clinic 10am-12 noon - no appointment needed - no charge. Just drop-in. Homemade Wednesday Lunch at 12 noon. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** The Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington and East Wellington Community Services presents – “How can I do this?” 1-3pm. Erin Centre 2000. Topics include: Caregivers need care too., The G Word-Guilt, Caring Comforting and Communicating. This twopart series is free, call Sherri to register 519-833-0087.

AUG 9 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Seminar: “Put Pork on Your Fork” at 10am. Beginner and Intermediate Computer Course (classes held Mon. and Wed.) Call 519-787-1814 to register.

AUG 11 Until August 28- Cowgirls. A Classically Country Musical By Betsy Howie. Music and Lyrics by Mary Murfitt. Directed by Robert More. Drayton Festival Theatre, 33 Wellington St., Drayton. Regular Performance $42; Previews $35.50; 18 and Under $21.50. Tel: 519-638-5555 or Toll Free: 1-888-449-4463. *** Guelph Guild of Storytellers. Storytelling at the Boathouse. 8pm Come listen to tales new and old by the river. Short open mic time.

AUG 14 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Computer Course: Social Networking 9:30-11:30am (1 class) and DVD/CD Burning 1:303:30pm (1 class). Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Rocketry - Build and fly your own rocket at Erin, Hoops Main Place, 185 Main St., Erin. 9 am. For more info. call Patrick Suessmuth 519-833-2058. *** Big Rig Starlight Drive-In. Free family friendly movie; (shown inside if raining) Whites Road Pentecostal Church, Harriston. *** Old Time Dance 8pm- 12am. $10/person, light lunch provided. Band - Country Ways. St. John Parish Centre, 160 Georgina St., Arthur.

AUG 15 Showcase concert with Lynn Russwurm’s Anniversary Jam at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free. *** Summer Concerts in the Park. 7pm. Riverside Park. “Cambridge Concert Band”. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Bring lawn chairs, blankets or sit on the grass to enjoy some wonderful music in park this summer. *** Ellis Chapel 2010 Summer program. Celebrate the heritage of Puslinch Township and join us for our Sunday afternoon services at 2:30pm. 149th Anniversary Service, Rev. Marty Molengraaf, Duff’s Presbyterian Church, Morriston. Special Music by The Island Singers, Manitoulin Island. Call 519-824-4697 for more information. *** The Grove Cemetery Memorial Service. 2:30pm. Location- Grove Cemetery. Guest speaker – Rev. Wendy Lampman. In the event of rain, service will be held in St. John’s Community Church, Orton. Please bring lawn chairs. *** Greenfield Cemetery Arthur, Community Memorial and Decoration Day Service, 3pm. Donations gratefully accepted for monument restoration. Take a lawn chair. In case of rain, service will be at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. More information call: 519-848-3216.

AUG 16 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. *** Continued on page 7

Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, July 30, 2010 PAGE THREE

The Racing ‘Family’ Jim Bowman says motor sports are growing locally by Chris Daponte

WELLINGTON CTY. Some locals might not realize it, but Alma resident Jim Bowman says this county is chock-full of motor sport enthusiasts. And while the number of county residents participating may not rival the level of interest in the mid to late 1960s, when the area was “a hotbed of racing,” the 44-year-old stock car racer says motor sports are once again gaining popularity. “It’s not going away; it’s getting bigger here,” said Bowman, who is also a real estate agent in the Fergus area. Off the top of his head, Bowman rhymes off several county residents who have excelled in some sort of racing, including Scott Way, of Fergus, a three-time track champion at Varney Motor Speedway; Bill Clarke, of Kenilworth, who he says was one of the earliest drivers to bring track championships to this area; and Sherry Hogan, of Belwood, who races primarily in the U.S. for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) modified racing series. He adds the future of local racing looks bright with promising youngsters like Chad Campbell, of Belwood, and Jordan Lovell, of Fergus, making their way up the ranks. Mount Forest resident Ken McLellan, who along with his wife Joan purchased Varney Speedway in 1999, says almost all of the track’s drivers hail from within 50 miles, with a large number calling Wellington County home. “There’s just all kinds of them,” Ken McLellan said when asked about local racers. “They’re all a big family. They all hang together ... it’s just an oversized family, really.” Bowman lived in Elora for 12 years prior to moving to Alma in 2009, but it was growing up in Kitchener where he first developed a love for rac-

ing and was first exposed to the racing prowess that exists in Wellington County. “You always feared a guy coming out of this area because his dad or grandfather knew a hell of a lot of stuff,” Bowman said. He is proud to now be part of that group, racing his 2010 Monte Carlo, #63, every weekend at Varney - located about 23 kilometres north of Mount Forest - in the Late Model class, where he currently sits fourth in the points race. He also races occasionally at Flamboro Speedway and Delaware Speedway, in London - all as part of competing in the NASCAR Whelen Late Model Series. Bowman would race a lot more often, too, were it not for other priorities - the night of the interview he was coaching soccer - and the inability of most locals to make a living at the race track. “Racing can be all-consuming,” he said. “It can be every moment of every day.” Luckily he has the help of crew chief Calvin Warren, of Arthur, who Bowman said single-handedly built his current car in just over two weeks. Bowman wrecked his previous car last year after crashing into a track wall at about 110 miles per hour - “at 44 nothing heals,” he joked of the soreness he felt after the crash - and Warren, as usual, came through with another custom-built beauty. When asked about crashes, Bowman said the danger is always there, but if a driver thinks about it too much, it’s time to call it quits. In addition to the help of Warren and his other pit crew members, Bowman said for him, racing would not be possible without his sponsors, which include Canadian Tire in Fergus, Re/Max Fergus,

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Overland Heating, Hanover Holidays and others. And his family is always there to support him, he added; no matter what happens. “It’s a commitment on so many different levels,” he said, noting in addition to the danger, his family has to put up with the enormous amount of time, effort and financial resources required to race on the weekends. “It’s a serious investment,” he said, explaining a good car

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Bowman, a former drag racer who now resides in Kenilworth, and his uncle Ted Bowman, formerly an oval track racer, as two of his three biggest influences in the world of motor sports. The other is Earl Stroh, a local racing legend of sorts who was once co-owner of Sauble Speedway and whose car at one time was deemed almost unbeatable by many in the local racing circuit.

“These are people you work alongside every day that go off and do it ... They’re homegrown superstars who decide this is what they want to do.” - Jim Bowman on the number of Wellington County residents he regularly competes against at Varney Motor Speedway.

can cost upwards of $30,000 and many drivers have one or two “back-up” cars valued at up to $20,000 each. Bowman, who stressed family has always been important to him, says if it weren’t for many relatives who participated in motor sports, he likely never would have gotten behind the wheel himself. “Technically, I’ve been racing since I was six years old,” he said with a smile, adding as a kid he was constantly at one track or another. He started racing “full bodied” cars when he was 23, which he considers “late,” but he explained much of his time prior to that age was spent working on cars belonging to other family members. He cites his father, Roy

Bowman says he is so thankful to Stroh, his father and uncle and other racing pioneers who paved the way for current drivers. “If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be doing this and loving the sport I do,” he said. “I have so much respect for those guys and I always have time for them ... they made it possible for us to do what we do.” That legacy is one of the reasons Bowman particularly loves racing at Varney Motor Speedway. “Varney’s stood the test of time,” Bowman said, adding the track is an amazing success story. The asphalt track first opened in 1970 with, like most

features a 400horsepower V8 engine.

tracks in southern Ontario at the time, very modest features that included a single guard rail around two corners and a board fence at the front chute. However, features such as the hard top surface, banked corners and grandstand made it quite modern for its time, McLellan explained. The track was immensely popular from the beginning, and unlike other tracks in the area that have long since shut down - including those in Teviotdale, Alma and near Inverhaugh - it still remains a popular attraction for racing enthusiasts. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the venue today bills itself as “the fastest quarter-mile track in southern Ontario.” It has seen various upgrades in the 1980s, 1990s and since 1999, when the McLellans took over. “It’s been a great experience dealing with all different types of people,” said McLellan, who, despite over 35 years in racing, plans to stay involved at the track as long as he can. “It’s a different way of life. It’s very interesting.” One reason may be the recurring theme at Varney: family. Not only are the competitors like a family, many are actually related, and the price adults get in for just $10 and families for $28 - makes it a very affordable night of entertainment. And the types of races seem geared towards families as well. The track is the birthplace of “train racing,” where three cars are connected together by chains and/or tow bars. The front car has a motor, no brakes and a driver who steers and works the throttle. The middle car has no driver and no brakes, while the rear car has a driver and brakes, but no steering. “It’s a real claim to fame for them,” Bowman said, adding train racing has now become quite popular internationally. And it’s still a regular feature at Varney, where, in addition to Bowman, the list of the track drivers - available at

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- reads like a venerable who’swho of Wellington County racers. They include: - Arthur’s Dennis Cremasco, Tessa Cremasco and Mike Wilson; - Belwood’s Tanya Mc-

Dongall; - Conn’s Ryan Eccles, Aaron McLean, Brian McLean and Gary McLean; - Fergus’ Lance Sullivan and three-time track champion Scott Way; - Kenilworth’s Marc Leva; - Mount Forest’s Stephen Brown, Matt Clarke, Nick Clarke, Justin McLellan, Jason McLellan and Ted Patterson; - Rockwood’s Jeff Lotspeich and Brian Wilson; and - Palmerston’s Tim Van Oostveen. “It’s a family affair,” Bowman said, pointing out the many repeated surnames on that list. Many of the drivers compete in more than one division and family members find themselves racing against one another, he added, including the Cremascos, a father-daughter duo that competes in the Stock 4 division. “These are people you work alongside every day that go off and do it,” he said of the local flavour at Varney. “They’re homegrown superstars who decide this is what they want to do.” Bowman himself says he’ll likely race for just three or four more years, though he’ll likely remain involved in racing in some capacity long after that. His hope of passing the legacy on to his two sons, aged 12 and 18, may never be realized, as both are so heavily involved in other sports that neither has developed a serious interest in racing to date. But that doesn’t mean Bowman’s abandoning the next generation of racers. He regularly participates in autograph signings after races - even though they make him uncomfortable - and he invites kids at the track to touch or even climb inside his race car. He never understood why a few drivers are so elusive and employ a “hands-off” mentality when it comes to their cars. “I want people to hear and feel what I do,” he said. “I think what makes this sport is its accessibility.” It’s a lesson pioneers like Earl Stroh taught him first hand decades ago - and something he’ll never forget. “Just because I have a unique hobby doesn’t make me any different,” he said. “That’s what I’m trying to promote with this car.”

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Canadian Open Fiddle Contest, two-time winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships, and Canadian Fiddle Entertainer of the Year are perhaps Woods’ mostprized titles. However, he has won competitions and performed throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. He can turn somersaults and step dance while playing the fiddle. For more information about Woods, visit The championship starts with the playdowns on Aug. 6

at 1pm and 7pm at the Shelburne arena. Classes that will compete in the afternoon include age 9 and under, and ages 10 to 12, and 56 and over. The evening features the remaining classes. The finals are on Aug. 7 at 6:30pm and feature entertainment by the Jenish Sisters and The Third Degree, as well as a revived judges’ showcase. Past champions will also perform as part of the Saturday evening entertainment. There are all kinds of ticket packages and prices. For tickets, phone 519-925-8620.

Underground Railroad festival Aug. 7 GLEN ALLAN - A music festival will be held in the park here in honour of the Underground Railroad and the Black pioneers of the Queen’s Bush Settlement The event takes place on Aug. 7 from 1 to 4pm The second festival launched in honour of the Underground Railroad and early black pioneer’s of the Queen’s Bush settlement, is a project headed by singer-songwriter Diana Braithwaite, who started the festival in 2009 as a tribute to the lives of those men and women who first settled in the area. Diana’s mother, Rella Aylestock Braithwaite, at 87, is one


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meals and entertainment at the Legion. New this year will be a Saturday morning fiddle jam and a fiddle and step-dancing show following the parade. Woods returns On Aug. 5 at 7:30pm, the Rotary Club will welcome back the Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Champion and Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion Scott Woods, of Fergus, who along with his band, will perform what’s expected to be a crowd-pleasing show. Two-time winner of the

of the eldest descendants of the Queen’s Bush Pioneers. The Queen’s Bush land located north of Waterloo Township and south of Lake Huron, was the largest black settlement in the region, and the place where hundreds of fugitives escaping slavery made their new home. This year’s activities are another step in a long-term plan for the festival by Braithwaite. “I have many ancestor’s buried in the cemeteries and several of my great, great, great aunts and uncles lived and farmed near to Glen Allan, so this area is rich with both local history and family ties,” she said. “Each year the festival

presents a new facet of musical and artistic celebration. For more information contact Diana Braithwaite at: Black Pioneer Descendant’s of the Wellington Historical Society 416-857-4951 or Special thanks to Ontario Black History Society, Mapleton Township, Rella Braithwaite, Wellington County Historical Society, Mapleton Historical Society, Harriet Tubman Centre and the friends and volunteers of Black Pioneer Descendants of Wellington County Historical Society. Everyone attending is asked to bring lawnchairs. All are welcome.

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Musical comedy Cowgirls runs at festival theatre from Aug. 11 to 28 DRAYTON – The 2010 season continues at the Drayton Festival Theatre with a fun-filled honky tonk romp that will have the audience tappin’ its toes ’til the cows come home. The award-winning musical comedy Cowgirls runs for three weeks only beginning Aug. 11. Described as “a joyous slapstick hoe-down,” Cowgirls focuses on a trio of classically trained female musicians that is mistakenly booked to play a country western concert hall in Kansas. The owner of the club, Jo Carlson, must raise enough money during the weekend to pay off debtors, or the hall will

be closed. Though mostly unfamiliar with country music, the trio convinces Jo and her employees, Mickey and Mo, to allow them the chance to transform themselves into legitimate cowgirls in time for the first performance. Can they become more Shania than Chopin? The show bends music and comedy through such memorable numbers as Honky Tonk Girl, Saddle Tramp Blues, Songs My Mama Sang, and From Chopin to Country. “Cowgirls is a light-hearted clash of musical cultures that is sure to entertain,” said Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas. “I am thrilled to present this

charming production in the quaint country setting of the Drayton Festival Theatre, which is a fitting backdrop for this beloved musical.” The production is directed by Robert More, the artistic director of the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia. More is no stranger to Drayton Entertainment, having previously directed Man of La Mancha at the Drayton Festival Theatre in 2007. Cowgirls features Cathy Elliott as spirited saloon owner Jo, Keely Hutton as pregnant pianist Rita, Ann O’Kane as new-age cellist Lee, and Lizzie Kurtz as prudish violinist Mary Lou, with Heather-Lea Brown and Gabi Epstein as the bar

staff, and aspiring singers, Mickey and Mo. The six musicians play everything from piano, cello and violin and to banjo, harmonica and mandolin. Cowgirls is a refreshing

comedy that reminds everyone to let loose and have fun. The show opened Off-Broadway in 1996, and was nominated for best off-Broadway musical by the Outer Critics' Circle. Cowgirls plays eight shows

a week Aug. 11 through 28. Order tickets by calling the box office at 519-638-5555 or toll free at 1-888-449-4463. To find out more about the 2010 season, visit

Revivalesque now on at centre ELORA - Luke Painter is coming to the Minarovich Gallery of The Elora Centre for the Arts for an exhibition of large scale drawings of landscapes and architecture. It is an ornamental collection. The exhibition includes a selection of animated works. The viewer is drawn into structures that are visually and intel-

lectually engaging. Natural and built structures are consistently interconnected throughout the work. Trees become buildings, or a swath of clear cut marks out a building’s source; yet the buildings are uncannily tree like. Painter’s animation works examine the architectural transformation of cities over time.

Based on neighbourhoods of Montreal and Toronto, the works integrate historic and lost elements into the modern cityscape. Revivalesque, investigates how culture returns to past eras for re-invigoration and new possibilities. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and weekends 1 to 3:30pm.

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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: REMINDER!! 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).

require to complete the application, that will not be available until Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 8:30 a.m. in the OMAFRA meeting room in Elora. It is very important that you know what will be required to complete the application. If any information is missing on the application, it will be put aside in Guelph and likely miss the deadline, since the applications are time sensitive to the minute. The next Growing Your Farm Profits workshop is planned for Wednesday, October 6th to be completed Wednesday, October 13th in the Elora OMAFRA meeting room. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to look at your farm business management and come up with a plan to make improvements with technical and financial assistance from the program. Lunch and refreshments supplied – no charges. For more information and to sign up, call John Benham at 519-846-3394. HAY TIPS by Joel Bagg, Forage Specialist/OMAFRA (from ON Organic, July newsletter) Remove large hay bales from the field as quickly as possible. Minimizing tractor and wagon traffic before regrowth occurs prevents alfalfa crown damage and subsequent yield loss. The cost of indoor storage is only a small proportion of the total cost of producing hay, and is easily recoverable by maintaining forage quality and minimizing spoilage losses. Proper hay storage ventilation is important so that moisture can continue to dissipate from bales. The use of pallets prevents spoilage of the bottom row of bales. Hay intended for the horse market should not be allowed to sun bleach. Hay stored outside should be properly covered with bale tarps to shed rain and snow to minimize spoilage losses. Wicking of moisture can be very significant, so use pallets or crushed stone to keep them off the ground. Six inches of spoilage around the outside of a round bale represents 20% of the volume of a 5 foot diameter bale, and 25% of the volume of a 4 foot bale. COMING EVENTS Aug. 10 - 12 2010 International Goat Symposium, Stratford, ON. For more information, please go to: or call the office at 519-824-2942 or 1-866-311-6422. 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: or contact Aug. 16 & 19 Waterloo Environmental Farm Plan Workshop at the Linwood Community Centre at 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 pm. Bring your own lunch or buy it from the Linwood Corner Store. To pre-register, please call Franklin Kains at 519-742-4591. Aug. 19 Wellington County Plowing Match, hosted by Township of Erin. Location: #5808 Eighth Line, Hillsburgh; SURVEYING INC. enter at the soccer and ball diaPHONE: (519) 821.2763 FAX: (519) 821.2770 monds. The plow field is at the very back of this property. For EMAIL: more information, call Ruth 423 WOOLWICH ST., GUELPH ON N1H 3X3 Darrington, 519-846-9210.

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. Contest entries must be received by Wednesday, August 18th to th meet the deadline. Submit entries on Compact Disc (CD) or DVD by mail to: celebrating Carol Anne Pinkney 62 Thomas Blvd., Elora, ON N0B 1S0. If you have any question please contact Carol Friday, August 6th Sunday, August 8th Anne Pinkney, 519-846-8756 5:00 pm - Gates, Exhibits and Midway open 7:30 am – Gates open or email: 6:00 pm – Live Music with Derek Moore 9:00 am – Miniature Horse Show or 6:30 pm Truck Pull 12:00 pm – Beef Cattle Show, Midway opens check the website at: 12:30 pm – Cooking Demonstration, Sheep Show 2:00 to 5:00 pm - Presentations and Meet Your Farmer Saturday, August 7th 2:00 pm – Demolition Derby ENVIRONMENTAL FARM 5:00 pm – Midway closes 7:30 am - Gates open PLAN / GROWING YOUR 10:00 am – Local food and Produce Exhibits FARM PROFITS Vendors open: Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8 pm, 10:30 am - Heavy Horse Show Saturday 12 pm to 8pm by John C. Benham, 11:30 am - Goat Show Sunday 12pmto 4:00 pm 12:00 pm – Dairy Cattle Show, Program Rep. Midway opens, Cooking Demonstration If you are planning to do a Licensed facility (beer garden) All Weekend 1:00 pm – The Funky Mamas, Garden Tractor Pull project in year three 2:00 pm – Pet Show Coffee and Breakfast available on the grounds (September 15, 2010 to 3:00 pm – The Funky Mamas Saturday and Sunday mornings 4:00 pm – Baby Show January 15, 2012 of the EFP Admission: Adults - $10; 12 & Under - FREE 5:00 pm – Cooking Demonstration Cost Share Program, please 6:00 pm – Song Circle, Local Musicians, Tractor Pull Weekend Pass: Adults - $25; 12 & Under FREE contact John Benham at 519846-3394 or email: welling$25 Midway Ride Passes Available for Friday: 5pm – 10pm, Saturday: 12pm. – 6pm & 4pm – 10 pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm Saturday only, an early wristband, still attached to the wrist, can be redeemed for a late wristband. Cost $10. information that you will

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This quick and easy stir-fry is a colourful addition to grilled or roast meats. Adding garlic and basil at the end of cooking time intensifies their flavour. Preparation Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 10 Minutes Servings: 4 or 5



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Cut zucchini in half; cut lengthwise into 1/2inch (1 cm) thick slices. In large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat; cook zucchini and onion, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Add stock; reduce heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or until evaporated and zucchini is tender-crisp. In medium bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, garlic and pepper; fold into zucchini and onion mixture. Heat through in the skillet (approximately one minute). Turn out onto a platter or bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and additional snipped basil to serve.

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Continued from page 2 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - The Arthritis Society’s Chronic Pain Management Seminar at 9:30-11:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register.

AUG 17 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Rubber Stamping and Card Making Workshop at 9:30-11:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register.

AUG 18 Evening Nature Walk beginning at the J.C.Taylor Centre, Arboretum, U of G at 7 - 8:30pm. "Bats" $2 / person, under 5 free 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** Guelph Township Horticultural Society Summer Flower Show- at Marden Community Centre. 2-4 pm. Afternoon Tea.- Check out the Enabling Garden at the rear of the building. 7pm- Doors open for viewing with awards at 8pm. (Note: Entries are to be in Tuesday, Aug. 17 between 6:30 and 8:30pm ). More info - Jean 519-822-5289. *** August 18-28. Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. The Decorator, a laugh-out-loud comedy by Donald Churchill, directed by Jo Phenix. Starring Neville Worsnop, Elizabeth Glenday, Jill Peterson. Wed, Thurs, Sat 2:30pm. Thurs, Fri, Sat 8pm. Dinner in the theatre Friday, Aug 20. Box Office 519-855-4586. *** Seniors Wellness Expo’ at Centre 2000, Erin. Speak with representatives from various agencies about wellness, healthy ageing, lifestyle and more. 1- 7pm. Free admission with donation to food bank. 519-833-9696.

AUG 19 Harriston and District Horticultural Society flower and vegetable show. Community Auditorium. Entries placed 9am-11am. Open 2:30-5pm. Everyone welcome.

and Convention Centre Hwy 59 and 401 (exit 232 N) Woodstock, This year's Unique Special Edition Show Replica: IH 1206 Tractor with Maple Leaf Medallion and Ontario Toy Show Packaging. More info. 519-537-3753. *** Free BBQ and Big Rig Starlight Drive-In. 7:15pm start (Rain or shine). Hot dogs, children activities and a VeggieTale movie. Whites Road Pentecostal Church, Harriston. *** Palmerston Fair. Farmer's breakfast, farmer's market, tailgate garage sale, baby show, pet show, helicopter rides, 4-H dairy show, auction. For info call Angela 519-343-3427.

AUG 29 Showcase concert with Variety Night with Paul Weber at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free. *** Farm to Fork- Puslinch Community Centre, Aberfoyle. 2-5pm Fine food and wine pairings, entertainment, auction. Contact Ken Williams of the Optimist Club of Puslinch for more information at 519-763-0309. *** Palmerston Fair community church service, ATV/lawnmower pull, 4-H beef show. For info. call Don 519-343-5141.

AUG 30 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Seminar: It’s not Your Grandmother’s Hearing Aid at 10am. Call 519-787-1814 to register.

SEPT 2 Arthur Agricultural Society Directors meeting. 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.

Clip out this coupon and bring it to our office at 905 Gartshore St. Fergus, ON. or fax it to: 519-843-7607 Draw will be held Tuesday August 10, at 5pm Name: Address: Phone#:

1/2 price movie night at the Norgan Theatre in Palmerston, sponsored by the Palmerston Agricultural Society. Check for show details.

AUG 23 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Breakfast Financial Session: Estate Planning: Building Your Legacy at 9:30am (You must pre-register by Aug.18) Call 519-787-1814 to register.

AUG 25 Evening Nature Walk beginning at the J.C.Taylor Centre, Arboretum, U of G at 7 - 8:30pm. "Story Telling" $2 / person, under 5 free 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Bus Trip: The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. Depart: 8:30am and Return: 6:30pm. $88 members OR $98 non-members. Register early to avoid disappointment. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Palmerston Ag. Society's Ambassador of the Fair Competition in the community centre. 8pm. Admission: Adults $5, under 12 free. Call Chris 519-343-2783 for details.

AUG 27 Palmerston Fair parade at 6:30. Taste of Minto at 7pm in the community centre. Arena open for viewing exhibits. For info. call Grace 519-343-5181.

AUG 28 Elora Legion Branch 229, 110 Metcalfe St. Elora, Saturday Night Dance. Entertainment by “Marion’s Band”. For info. call Judy Alles 519-846-5582. *** Upper Credit Humane Society 2010 Golf Tournament Eagle Ridge Golf Club RR#4 11742 Tenth Line, Georgetown. Cart, Lunch and Dinner - $185. Golf, Cart and Lunch - $145. Dinner only $50. Arrival, Registration and Lunch - 12pm. Shotgun start, scramble format - 1:30pm. Cocktails, Dinner, Silent Auction and Prizes - 6:30pm. Call 905-609-1047 for more information. *** Special 25th Anniversary Ontario Toy Show and Auction, Auction: 9am-4pm. Show: Sunday- 10am -3pm. Quality Inn Hotel

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Mom to Mom Sale Harriston, Legion #296 Harriston. 9am-2 pm. Limited spaces available so please book early. Interested Vendors please contact the Legion at 519-338-2843, Brenda at 519-3383867, Becca at 519-665-2495. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre special event: Peach Social from 11am-2pm. Fresh Niagara Peaches, Peach Shortcake, Peach Pies, Home Baking, Craft Items, Raffle Draws. Lunch available. Join us. All proceeds go to support Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Free Admission. Call 519-787-1814 for more information. *** Big Rig Starlight Drive-In. Free family friendly movie; (shown inside if raining) Whites Road Pentecostal Church, Harriston. *** August 21 and 22- 38th Annual Port Dover Summer Festival. Art in the Park. Contact 519-428-0396. Over 100 artists and artisans, an antique market, music and book fair.

Showcase concert with Maryanne Cunningham and the Red Rascal Band at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free.

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The Centre Wellington Rotary Club recently celebrated its changeover- night. Sarah Jacobs, the new 2010- 2011 president, is shown with Rick Roberts, out going president. The Centre Wellington Club meets 7:00 am Thursday mornings at the Elora Gorge County Kitchen. New members are welcomed. - photo by Sherry Clarke

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HOROSCOPES - For the first week of August ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Where there is a will there is a way, Aries. You definitely have the will, so now you just have to figure out how to get things done. Scorpio could have a hand in it. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have a lot on your plate and don’t know where to start to get things done. Don’t fret too much because the answers will come to you in time. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, don’t put your needs ahead of others’. Otherwise you may make more enemies than friends this week. There is a way to find balance so that everyone is happy. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, it’s remarkable how much you can get done when you simply set some time aside for the tasks at hand. Procrastination will get you nowhere. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you’re not one to let others walk all over you so there’s no point in starting now. A twist of fate has you face-to-face with an old rival.

SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 You may need a little help from Lady Luck, Scorpio. There’s a time for everything, and this week may be your time for some good news that you have been anxious for. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, others will not take your side if you bully them into making a decision. Take a more gentle approach to get your point across in a nice way.

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CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Take a chance at work and ask for a raise, Capricorn. You may be surprised at the answer you get this week. Changes in your finances are in order. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a big decision must be made and it has to be a joint venture. The other party involved isn’t the only one to benefit. Remember there’s a lot at stake for you, too.

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PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, frustration is the name of the game this week. Find a creative outlet by which to ease your frustration.

VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, some people have noticed your demeanor has taken a turn for the worse of late. Maybe you simply have too much on your plate and need a break. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 There’s trouble in paradise, Libra. That steady love interest may be looking for greener pastures and you are completely in the dark. Open your eyes to what’s going on.

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SPECIAL COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, August 12th - 10:00 a.m. County Administration Centre, 74 Woolwich Street, Guelph Council Chambers




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 peak hours.

For more information, please visit the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website at:

RECYCLING REMINDER Some materials cannot be recycled in Wellington County at this time.



Can your landlord take your stuff?

NO plastic flower pots or trays


NO, if you give notice and move out, or you owe rent or break a rule.

YES, if you leave items behind when you move, are evicted, or you move without any notice or agreement.

Q: The Landlord says I must either move out or get rid of my pet; do I? A:

Only if the pet is dangerous, causes allergic reactions or causes problems for other tenants or the landlord. Only under these circumstances must you get rid of your pet or consider moving elsewhere as per Landlord application to terminate tenancy based on animals (based on a notice of termination under section 64, 65 or 66 of the Residential Tenancies Act). Even if you signed a lease with a “no pets” clause, if the pet is not a problem for anybody the landlord can’t enforce it; such no pets clauses are invalid under the law. You do not have to move or get rid of the pet unless the Board issues a written order to do so.

NO styrofoam of any type Your recycling efforts help make the blue box programme a success... thank you! THE 4TH 2010 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) EVENT DAY

TENANT AND LANDLORD INFORMATION: Contact the Landlord and Tenant Board 1.866.455.5255 (Hamilton office) Community Legal Education Ontario

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

Saturday, August 7 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Minto Municipal Office, 5941 Highway 89, Harriston (new location for HHW event) Wellington County residents only. No charge to participate. For more information, contact Solid Waste Services (SWS): 519.837.2601 or 1.866.899.0248.

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

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