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Derek Strub: Fulfilling a longtime fishing dream Arts & Entertainment | Events | County Page Senior Lifestyles | Rural Life THE SECOND SECTION OF THE WELLINGTON ADVERTISER - FREE PRESS ~ NEWS WEEKLY

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS 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. *** Arthritis Society/Mount Forest Family Health Team. Free monthly arthritis workshops. Learn how to manage your arthritis. Call today for session dates and to register. 519-323-0255.

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The Fergus Elora Retail Alliance (FERA) Shop Local program draw was held at L&M Market in Elora. Making the draw is store manager Len Haslam and FERA representative George Mochrie. The winner was Mary Klein, of Elora, who won a $50 gift certificate from PlanetCPU in Fergus.The FERA draw (Aug. 13 to 18) was from Dominos in Fergus. The following week is from Somethin’ Fishee, in Elora. Thanks to all participating stores and all of the local shoppers.

Rea Cemetery Memorial Service (County Road 26, north of Mimosa United Church)

Sunday, August 22, 2010 2pm. Guest speaker and fellowship time Please bring a lawn chair.

10th Annual Threshing Bee The Bellamy’s and Griffin’s are getting ready to hold their 10th Annual Threshing Bee on August 28, 2010 at the Bellamy Farm. The farm is located on Wellington Road 19 between Fergus and Belwood on the north side of Belwood Lake. Take Garafraxa St E from Fergus and stay on this road, just past Fairview Golf course about 1/2 mile on the left. Watch for the signs. The threshing will start around 9am and continue till the last sheave is put through the separators. Come out and hear all the old tales from the local farmers and maybe you could put in a few tales of your own. Anyone can bring their old tractors or threshing machines if they so choose to. Antique Tractor Pulls all Day! There will be hot dogs and hamburgers for sale in the afternoon, and a pork and beef supper at 6pm. Tickets for the supper are available at the Bellamy Farm (519) 843-2058 or at the Griffins (519) 843-3785 and there will be tickets available the day of the event for $16. The meal consists of pork on the spit with roasts of beef, corn on the cob, salads, buns and deserts. All of the profit from this event is donated to the Fergus Fire Fighters in Fergus, Ontario.

Until August 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. *** 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. *** Mimosa 4-H Musical Theater Club presents "Wizard Of Oz" and Strawberry Social. Two casts with over 30 4-H members at Mimosa United Church Shed. #5980 Wellington Rd.# 26, Limited seating, please BYO chairs. Tickets just $5 [Refreshments extra]. For tickets call Tanya 519-843-1757, Carol 519-833-0455, June 519-855-4201. *** Arthur Legion 6 - 8 p.m. Wing Night All you can eat $ 12 Served with french fries, salad, and bun Entertainment by Derek Moore.

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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 & Dinner - $185. Golf, Cart and Lunch - $145. Dinner only $50. Arrival, Registration & 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 and Convention Centre Hwy 59 & 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 & 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. *** Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Beef BBQ at Marion Hall, 79 Freelton Road. 4 - 7pm. Cash Bar available. Family entertainment. Tickets: Order early and get a $1off. Adult: $15, Children under 12-$8, Kids under 5- Free. Tickets: Barb Tuin 905-659-0224 or Church Office: 905-659-3305. *** Pork Barbeque at St. James Church Butterfly Garden. Dinner served at 5:30pm. Adults - $15. Kids 5-12 - $7. Children Under 5 – Free. Tickets call 519-843-2141. *** The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Bill Dickinson. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. *** Heritage River Retirement Residence invites you to support the Canadian Cancer Society. 2pm. Cut, shave or pledge to make a difference in finding a cure. Call Sarah for more info. 519-8465350.

1/2 price movie night at the Norgan Theatre in Palmerston, sponsored by the Palmerston Agricultural Society. Check for show details. *** Arthur Legion Golf Tournament, Tralee Golf Course, Listowel. For more info. call Ken Swift 519-848-2628. *** Chicken BBQ Maple Leaf Acres, R.R. #4 Fergus. Sittings at 4, 5 and 6pm. Half Chicken Dinner $12. White Quarter Dinner $10. Dark Quarter Dinner $7. Double Dark $10. Ages 3 and under Free. Advance tickets recommended call Sandra 519-787-3754. Takeout available. *** Spirit of the Hills 2010 – Hillsburgh’s Family Fun Day. 10am2pm. Trafalgar Road in Hillsburgh. Includes a classic car show, games for the kids, face painting, silent auction, musical entertainment, food & vendors. For information call 519-855-4010. *** Erin Hoops Benefit Night at the Bushholme Inn. Starts at 9:30 pm. Door prizes. Live band, Doghouse, rock 'n roll music. $5 cover charge, all goes to Erin Hoops. Come out and help Erin Hoops as you have fun too. *** The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Brad Pembleton. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. Showcase concert with Maryanne Cunningham & the Red Rascal Band at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free. *** Re-scheduled Palmerston Ag. Society Tractor Pull. Sunday Aug. 22 at 11am to be held at the fairgrounds. Call Angela 519-3433427 or Paul 519-343-5062. *** The Ennotville Historical library annual corn roast and potluck dinner will be held at 6:30pm at the library. Everyone welcome.

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“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 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. *** Attention all married couples. Do you feel like you should have this marriage thing figured out by now, but don't? Do you want more from your marriage?... Or perhaps you're just looking for an idea for a date night with your spouse. Consider this your invitation to see the movie that inspired the "Love-Dare" movement. Fireproof will be showing at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 149 Frederick St. Arthur at 7pm. Free. For more information contact Jeannette and Al Plat 519-848-3615 or Bonnie and Chris McIntosh 519-848-5852.

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.

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Sunday September 12, 2010

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, return: 6:30pm. $88 members OR $98 non-members. Register early to avoid disappointment. Call 519787-1814 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. *** Until August 28- Holstein Drama Group presents Oklahoma. 7:30pm (August 29 at 2pm). $15 - adult, $10 - 6 - 12 years, 5 and under Free. At the Optimist Community Centre, Holstein. Tickets and information: 519-334-3310. *** August 25-28- “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 8:00pm. Box Office 519-855-4586.

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,

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. *** St. Paul's Anglican Church Chicken BBQ at Palmerston Community Centre 4:30 - 6:30pm. Chicken Dinner $12, Chicken Strips $6. For tickets call 519-343-3021. Continued on page 15

Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, August 20, 2010 PAGE THREE

Derek Strub: Fishing from childhood to champion by David Meyer

FISHIN’ BUDDIES - DEREK AND DAD WILLIAM STRUB, YEARS AGO. KINGSTON - “You need 16 pounds to win.” Those words ran through Derek Strub’s mind along with thoughts of his dad and childhood fishing trips as he nervously waited to see his five bass weighed at the Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing, Canada’s premier bass tournament. He thought he had more than that weight, but, as he said in an interview a few days later, until the scale tips, an angler is never sure exactly what he’s got or where he will finish. He was the last person to be weighed in. The three day tournament is a pro-am, which means professional anglers fish with a different amateur partner for three days. The pros were competing for a $40,000 first place prize; the amateurs for $20,000 in prize merchandise. The weigh-in is a ceremonial part of the tournament. People crowd around the stage to watch it. On the first day, Strub was 21st, with 18 pounds for five smallmouth bass. A spectacular second day, 23 pounds, saw him leap into first. The top ten anglers are on stage for the final weigh-in on the last day, starting with tenth place, and down to the second day leader. Strub’s total that last day was 20.04 pounds - and he won the tournament he has been chasing for years. He had top ten finishes in it and won many other tournaments, but the Open had always eluded him. It took a four pound average fish to win. Strub noted a three pound average had the angler 15th, and a two pound average was 60th - out of 80 boats. Only the top 20 anglers win cash, and 20th might cover the entry fee. Strub grew up in Elora and started fishing at a young age “probably since I could walk.” His dad, William, took him camping and fishing on weekends all summer and, “I’ve been fishing as long as I can

remember. Spring and fall, we did Thornbury. We camped all summer. We were always fishing. That’s what we did.” Looking back at those days with his dad, Strub said, “I don’t think I appreciated it at the time - but down the road I sure did.” They chased fish from camps and weekdays Strub got on his bike and fished brook trout streams around Elora. The Strubs also chased “a lot of walleye and a lot of bass.” What his dad did in those early years set him on his life’s course. He attended Centre Wellington District Secondary School and headed to Sir Sandford Fleming College, near Lindsay, known for years for sending graduates to work at the Ministry of Natural Resources. Strub studied Parks, Recreation and Forestry there. In summers, he worked at Elora Gorge Park. Then he worked for the GRCA part time, and a year later he was hired on full time. At school, Strub met his first bass partner, Dean McFadden. “We started fishing out of a souped-up canoe in the Scugog River. We got the bass bug,” Strub remembered. They heard about a bass tournament and finished fourth - in the money - and, “I’ve been fishing tournaments ever since.” Winning cash immediately put them on their way for the next 10 years, but they learned it would not be a cinch. “At our first tournament, we thought, ‘This is easy.’ The next four tournaments, we did nothing at all. We realized then it was not easy to catch fish on cue. We took our lumps. We got more experienced at it.” Strub and McFadden fished together for 10 years, a long time for such a partnership. Meanwhile, he was working his way up to Park Superintendent at the GRCA’s Belwood Lake, while McFadden was do-

ing the same thing at the GRCA’s park at Conestogo Lake. After McFadden decided to step down from tournaments, Strub partnered with Al Patton, who now owns a fishing resort in British Columbia, and who has also won the Open. Soon after that partnership started, tournaments adopted a format where pros fished with amateurs. In his last day at the Canadian Open, Strub fished with Stuart Naylor, of Hamilton, who won the amateur side of the tournament and the $20,000 worth of boats and hardware. “I think I made a friend for life,” Strub said with a smile. They used tube jigs and drop shots for their successful final day.

PRO BASS ANGL - DEREK STRU B AND BOB IZUM ERS I WITH A BIG CA TCH. “The real key to our success as a team has been that we both are very analytical in our approach, as well as we push each other to do well.” Strub was honoured to fish with Izumi. “It was a career highlight when he asked me,” he said. “It’s been a lot of fun.” Tournament fishing “You don’t start at the top,” is how Strub described reaching the high end of his sport. He remembers the first thing he did after graduation was to buy a small pick-up, boat and motor. Then he began fishing in regional bass tournaments. They are different than derbies. In derbies, the biggest fish wins - which means anyone can get lucky including first-time anglers. In

“At our first tournament, we thought, ‘This is easy.’ The next four tournaments, we did nothing at all ... We realized then it was not easy to catch fish on cue.” - Derek Strub, on his start in bass tournaments. During those days of proam, occasionally there were team tournaments available to the pros, and Strub was surprised and pleased to be asked to join Bob Izumi, a fishing legend who has been hosting his own TV show for years and is known all over Canada as a top bass angler. Izumi also invited Strub onto his TV show, which blew him away and, more importantly, in tournaments, they finished no lower than third in their first half dozen, giving them a good feeling about the partnership. Izumi said of Strub, “Derek is one of the best smallmouth anglers in the country. I really enjoy fishing team tournaments with him because we are both very competitive ... it’s kind of funny as we both feel we should be the captain of the boat, which makes an interesting chemistry.

a tournament, an angler has to be consistently good over two or three days. Luck has little to do with it. The biggest fish counts only its weight; the angler with many consistently good catches is the one winning money in a sport that costs a good deal. Strub said getting started by entering regional events like the Canadian Bass Anglers Federation allows people without boats to compete. Entry fees range from about $100 to $150. He said such events are “scattered all over. You can fish all summer without a boat in club events,” he said. Then there is the serious side - the one successful regional anglers strive for - such as the Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing. It runs three days, but anglers like Strub “practised” seven to ten days prior to the start. That means heavy costs, starting with a $1,000

entry fee, hotels and meals, plus time off work. Anglers burn between $100 and $200 a day in gas during practice and the tournament. Sponsorship is crucial. Boats are worth thousands of dollars, and motors are more. Strub uses Hummingbird, which he calls the best fish and structure finder. It has satellite technology. He has a 22-foot walleye boat, and credited it with with helping him win the tournament. On the last two days, he was well out onto Lake Ontario fishing in waves six to eight feet high. A lot of smaller bass boats could not withstand those conditions. He gambled he knew where the big fish were, and that he could catch them. Top anglers also have top tanks for holding the catch - to protect the fish. When they reach five fish and catch another, the smallest one goes back, and the larger one goes into a climate controlled tank. The fish are released unharmed after the weigh-ins - and Strub said there are severe penalties for injured or dead fish. Anglers handle them as gently as possible. Strub personally rigs 20 to 25 fishing rods for each day of the tournament. If a lure gets wonky, or a tube jig gets tattered, he can change rods without having to waste time tying on lures. Time is money. “At the upper end, it’s very expensive fishing,” he admitted. “People are fishing with the best boats money can buy. You invest, so you can buy the best you can get.” He explained practising. “We’re not really ‘practising.’ We’re looking for areas where the bass live - where the big fish school. We’re putting together a plan for three days of competition.” That includes figuring weather conditions and which sites will be best in heat, high winds or low winds, rain or clouds. Strub estimated that he


fished at 40 of his practice locations during the tournament. He had 150 to choose from when he set out every morning at 7am. The tournament ends every day at 3pm sharp, and it is a pound a minute penalty for being late to the dock. “Being late is not an option,” he said. Bass Pro Having reached the elite of the sport several years ago, Strub has many sponsors and also lots of promotional work besides his work at Belwood Lake. Carstar, the collision service, is his biggest sponsor. Bass Pro Shops had him demonstrating new lures when it opened its huge store in Vaughn a few years ago. He is also sponsored by Shimano and Rapala. He presents a number of fishing seminars every year, and he has a pair of top five finishes in American bass tournaments, which are extremely competitive. The U.S. invented the bass tournaments and there are major dollars involved there. In the meantime, he is dealing with the aftermath of his latest win. A friend of his sent emails to dozens of media outlets and Strub had hundreds of phone messages and emails waiting for him when he returned with the title. He said the $40,000 first prize will come in handy. He said he and his wife, Jen, had been planning an addition to their Elora home. He also thanked his family for tremendous support over the years. He spends a lot of time away from home and such support is crucial. Of course, the season isn’t over yet. There are still a number of events coming in the rest of the summer and fall, keeping bass anglers busy chasing fish and prizes on the bass trail; all of them waiting to hear those weigh-in words, “You need ... ”

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would differentiate safe operations within the industry. In order to join and maintain membership in ORCA, each property must undergo a comprehensive evaluation. “Through our toll-free hotline, 1-800-361-7254, we encourage consumers to call us with questions and comments involving retirement residence sin their community,” said ORCA chief executive officer Gord White. “We also distribute consumer information that helps people select the residence best suited to their needs and interests.” ORCA represents nearly 300 owners and operators of retirement residences dedicated to providing the highest quality care and services to almost 22,000 Ontario seniors. Heritage River Retirement Residence is an active ORCA member since June and will be re-evaluated again in two years.

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The Rising Tide of Dementia: Have a coffee and help the cause The Alzheimer Society is the leading, nationwide health organization for people affected by any kind of dementia in Canada. The Society provides care and support to people with the disease, their families and their caregivers, and is a principal funder of Alzheimer research. Active in more than 140 communities across Canada, the Society has a chapter for every Canadian who needs their services. It is also a prominent voice within all levels of government urging government officials to develop a national strategy on dementia, and a key player in Alzheimer Disease International, an organization at the forefront of world wide efforts to fight dementia. Dementia affects approximately 500,000 Canadians or 1

in every 13 people over the age of 65. There are 170,000 people in Ontario with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, almost all of them are seniors, 2800 of them live in Wellington County. Since age is the primary factor, this number is expected to spike in the next five years as the babyboomers become seniors. Almost two thirds of them will be women. If you, or someone you know is affected, please call your local society. There is no charge for their services and no referral is necessary. The Alzheimer Society of GuelphWellington can be reached at 519-836-7672. The Society works hard to meet the needs of everyone touched by dementia, by providing both individual and group support for caregivers

and persons with dementia, the Safely Home Wandering Registry, a volunteer companion program, education and information sessions, and it has a resource library of videos and books. Dementia - most of it caused by Alzheimer’s disease - threatens to bankrupt Ontario’s health care system. We need to support research stop the disease, and programs to support those affected. You can help with this just by drinking a cup of coffee. September is Coffee Break® Month. Coffee Break® is one of two annual major fundraisers for the Alzheimer Society. Your support at one of the many Coffee Break® events in the area will help The Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington to continue

to offer its services at no cost to people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, their caregivers and their families, for as long as they are needed. One such event will take place in Fergus at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Wednesday Sept. 15 between 2 to 5pm. You are all invited to attend. The needs are huge. Today most Ontarians are aware of dementia but unaware of the benefits of early diagnosis or ways to lessen the risk. The capacity of our primary care providers needs to be increased so that they are able to recognize, diagnose, and treat people with dementia more effectively. 62% of those living in Ontario’s long-term care homes have dementia yet less than 10% of workers in these

Older adults maintain independence with peer support Staying engaged, active and well are the cornerstones of independence as we age. Many older adults recognize challenges to successful aging such as risk of falls, chronic illness/pain, loneliness and depression. The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) has many services to assist in managing these concerns. For those who do not or cannot participate in the activity groups and education programs offered at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, the Make Yourself at Home Suite of Services provide a vital link to inclusion and participation. By breaking down barriers caused by physical, socio-economic and health considerations, the GWSA is able to reach some of the most vulnerable, isolated and potentially frail older adults in the community . In-home visits by trained peer volunteers are provided through the Peer Advocacy/Support Visit Program. The Feeling Better Eat Well Program offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group, nutritional counselling through a registered dietician, food tasting events and healthy diet education displays and seminars. The Feeling Better Move Well Program offers in-home and group exercise opportunities designed to accommodate all levels of ability and mobili-

ty. Seniors Offering Support is a telephone support line and information service operated by a team of senior volunteers who listen and help with ageing challenges and health concerns. Telephone visiting is also available. The Outreach Program, which has been offered by the GWSA for over 16 years, provides an enjoyable social outing for older adults who have difficulty leaving their homes. Drives to and from the program are available and lunch is

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Contrary to popular myth, arthritis is not a disease of the elderly. Of the more than four million Canadians with arthritis, approximately 60 per cent are of working age. Over two-thirds of longterm disability expenses incurred by Canadians with arthritis fall within the 35 to 64 age bracket, a time when many reach their professional peak and attempt to support a family. People with arthritis are affected at work regardless of their job. They have additional daily struggles that their co-workers don’t face. The pain and stiff-

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ness of arthritis can interfere with the ability to perform work-related tasks. Fatigue and a lack of energy when working are reported as particularly problematic among people with all different types of arthritis. The Arthritis Society the Arthritis Self-Management Program, that teaches partici-

pants how to play a more active role in managing their arthritis including pain management techniques, stress management techniques, and fatigues management techniques. This sixweek program was developed at Stanford University and is led by trained volunteer instructors. Perhaps

the most valuable aspect of the Arthritis Self-Management Program is the discussion and shared experiences of classmates, the knowledge that you are not alone in your suffering. The Arthritis Society is offering the Arthritis SelfManagement Program in Fergus for those who work during the day starting on Sept. 9 from 7 to 9pm at the Victoria Park Seniors Centre. The course is $35 per person or $50 per couple sharing a textbook. To register or to learn more about this program, please call the Health and Wellness Line at 1-800-321-1433.

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MOUNT FOREST - Kelly Gee is the new SMART program coordinator for Wellington County. The program is administered by the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses). The aim of the program is to prevent falls, improve fitness levels, functional capacity and over all wellbeing. The VON hopes the program will not only help prevent seniors from falling, but also help them to live healthier lives which in turn will allow them to live independently longer.

The program stands for Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together and is funded through Trillium. It allows the VON to offer services for a minimal charge to local seniors 55 and over with 12 weeks, once weekly, of oneon-one in home exercise programs or group programs at various organizations and facilities in the area. The hope is that building muscles, flexibility, and strength will help with the management and prevention of chronic diseases, improve

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physical and functional fitness as well as prevent falls, or if falls do occur, there will not be a major injury. The exercises are geared to seniors, are low impact and there is absolutely no work on the floor or mats. In addition, the program helps seniors to attain a well-balanced holistic health. The exercises focus on balance, posture, strength and endurance. The VON SMART program has been running in other communities since 2002 with much success, and is new

the area. To get the program running, the VON need volunteers who are interested in helping people in our community. All volunteers receive free training and mentoring. There is a six month commitment expected, at least one hour per week, and volunteers will also receive free CPR/First Aid training. For more information contact Kelly Gee by email at or by phone at 519-323-2330 extension 5235.

Peach Social Sat., Aug. 21st, 11am - 2pm Victoria Park Seniors Centre 150 Albert St. W., Fergus Free Admission Join us for Lunch and have a Peach of a Day! All proceeds go to support Victoria Park Seniors Centre.

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ENTERTAINMENT Event celebrates 60 years with Julie Fitzgerald a big winner SHELBURNE - The 60th Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship finished here and it is difficult to say which was more successful: the show or the champion. Julie Fitzgerald, of Bancroft, was crowned at the open championship finals on Aug. 7. This was her first championship and she is only the third woman to win the event, following in the footsteps of Eleanor Townsend (1979) and April Verch (1998). www.shelburnefiddlecontest. Julie and Kerry Fitzgerald won the duet. Julie, Tom and Kerry Fitzgerald won the Gospel competition.

Julie also won the novelty competition. Kerry Fitzgerald won the Canadian Tune of Choice trophy and award as well as placing sixth in the open class. There were close to 100 contestants registered from as far away as Boston, Massachusetts, and over 2,000 visitors over the course of the event - another successful edition of Canada’s premier fiddle championship has passed. Bill Waite, chairman of the Shelburne Rotary Club’s contest organizing committee, said, “It was wonderful to be able to put on such a great show for the 60th contest. The calibre of playing in all the classes was unprecedented this

year.” The youngest competitor this year was 4-year-old PaulJacob Lemelin (son of contestants Melika and Paul Lemelin), and the oldest was 82-year-old Alf Leno. The tradition of the last several years continued with the most hotly contested Class being the junior championship (13 to 18-year-olds), which had 18 competitors (almost double of most of the other classes) and which was won by Tom Fitzgerald for the second year in a row. On Thursday night, Scott Woods, of Fergus, returned to the place he has won twice and wowed the crowd of close to 700 with exceptional fiddling and a dynamic show.

Hillsburgh Family Fun Day returns Saddle up cowboys and cowgirls for a stompin’ good time on Aug. 21 from 10am to 2pm at Spirit of the Hills 2010, Hillsburgh’s Family Fun Day. Sponsored by the Hillsburgh Lions Club and the Let’s Get Hillsburgh Growing Committee, Spirit of the Hills 2010 has something for every member of the family. For the car enthusiasts, classic cars will line part of Trafalgar Road. Be sure to vote for your favourite vehicle. Further down the street, the kids can dig for gold, rope a cow, milk Maisie and Daisy, play mini-golf or shoot hoops. Local firemen will show the kids the workings of a fire truck and take them through the smoke house trailer. Do nine holes of golf for yourself and three friends appeal to you? What about an hour of ice time at the Hillsburgh Arena? These are just two of the many items that local businesses have donated to the silent auction at Spirit of the Hills 2010. The Hillsburgh Lions Club volunteers will barbecue lunch for the hungry crowds in the Hillsburgh Historical Parkette. On the stage in the parkette at 10:30am, Erin’s Young at Heart Singers will perform their favourite cowboy songs and at 1pm, the Farm Team Square Dancers will kick up their heels. On the library’s front lawn, Wellington County’s Green Legacy will be on hand to explain the county’s tree planting program and Pat Kelly from the Izaak Watson

Flyfishing Club will show interested fishermen/women how to tie a fly. Award winning face painter, Tania Crook, will be painting designs on young faces once again. From 10am to 2pm inside the Hillsburgh branch library, children will be able to participate in games and craft activities. For those interested in local history, a walking tour of Hillsburgh’s main street will be led by long-time resident Ivan Gray; to join Ivan meet at the library at 11am. As well, visit the Hillsburgh library to investigate the maps and photos of the “Hillsburgh Past and

Present” display. Then see if you can identify any of the local people in the film “Stars of the Town” Hillsburgh edition. This black and white film, made by the late Reverend Roy Massecar between 1947 and 1949, shows Hillsburgh residents going about their daily activities at work, at school and at play. You might be surprised who is in the film. Don’t worry about the weather. If it rains, the event will move into the community centre. So bring your family and friends to Hillsburgh for a wonderful fun-filled day. And don’t forget to wear your best cowboy duds.

Not a normal play - The demeanor of Doug McDonald, Mike Grant and Gerard Gouthro indicates the Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged is not the Bard’s regular offerings.

Area troupe to presents Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged ELMIRA - Elmira Community Theatre will present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged next month. The play is by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, and it has been described as Bill Shakespeare meeting Monty Python. The show offers a whirlwind of activity, with men in high tops and tights.

The production is directed by veteran Deb Deckert and produced by Iris Miltenburg. It runs Sept. 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 and 19. All performances will be held at the Elmira Theatre, 76 Howard Avenue in Elmira. Tickets are $18 each and are available through the Centre in the Square box office, by calling 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977.

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ENTERTAINMENT Aug. 26 A&W Cruise Night to raise money to fight MS

Annual threshing bee Aug. 28 FERGUS - The Bellamy and Griffin families are getting ready for their 10th annual threshing on Aug. 28 at the Bellamy Farm on County Road 19 between Fergus and Belwood, on the north side of Belwood Lake. The threshing will start at about 9am and will run until the last sheaf is processed. Everyone is welcome to attend and people can even bring their own tractors or threshing machines

for the event. There will also be antique tractor pulls throughout the day. As for food, there will be lots. Hot dogs and hamburgers are for sale and the families offer a pork and beef supper with corn on the cob and dessert at 6pm. Tickets are available for that at 519-843-2058 or 519-843-3785, or $16 the day of the bee. All profits will benefit the Fergus Fire Fighters.

MOUNT FOREST - The A&W restaurant here runs Cruise On Tuesday Nights in its parking lot every Tuesday, but it is holding a special night on Aug. 26 to fight MS. The event is M/S Cruise For A Cause Night. A&W will donate $1 for every Teen Burger sold that day. Last year, the restaurant did that fundraiser without any

local media coverage or extra attractions and it had 87 cars in its parking lot. “We had such a good turnout that this year I decided to go all out and try to raise extra money for such a worthy cause,” said Flo Sprague in an email announcing the event “We will have a bake sale where our fantastic employees are baking lots of goodies to help us raise money, as well as

we have got a dunk tank being set up where our mayor, as well as about 12 more very influential members of our community have agreed to be dunked to help us in our Cruise for a Cause Night.” There is more. Representatives from the Lion's Club, Kinsman Club, Optimist Club, Knights of Columbus, Legion, the M/S Society and the Big Brothers And Big Sisters of

Wellington County. (the regular charity for the normal cruise nights) will be on hand. There will be a community cruiser broadcasting from the parking lot during the event. Sprague added that other A&Ws in the area will be running a Cruise For The Cause night on the same evening They will have different formats. Those stores are in Owen Sound, and Hanover.

Ready to go - The Not-So-Famous 4-H Players are presenting Oz at Mimosa Church Aug. 19 and 20 at 7pm. Tickets are available for $5 at the door or by calling June Switzer at 519-855-4201, Carol Pollock at 519-833-0455 or Tanya Maciukiexicz at 519-843-1757. Lead characters are Dorothy, played by Cassandra Chornoboy, Scarecrow, played by Virginia Pantling, Cowardly Lion, played by Heather submitted photo Aitken, and Tin Woodsman, played by Veronica Wood.

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ENTERTAINMENT Wellington County Museum to host annual antique car show on Aug. 29 ABOYNE - On August 29, the Wellington County Museum and Archives is hosting its 35th annual Antique and Classic Car Show. Last year, over 90 cars were parked on the front lawn. The Fergus Brass Band will again welcome the parade of cars at 1pm. The cars will be on display for the rest of the afternoon. Awards will be given this year to the car with the best interior, best paint job and best in show as voted by the visitors. The event runs rain or shine. Visitors can enjoy antique Water boy - On July 28, East Wellington Community Services’ children’s program took a field trip to the Rockwood fire hall. They had a fantastic time, got to ride on the fire trucks, spray the hose, learn a lot about fire safety and even had a visit from Sparky the Firedog. “The guys went above and beyond. It was absolutely awesome,� said Anastasia Rac, EWCS co-ordinator of children’s programs. submitted photo

Country Legends held over for six extra dates at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse ST. JACOBS - Drayton Entertainment has announced that due to overwhelming demand, it will extend the run of Country Legends at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse by adding six performances the week of August 25 to 29. The added shows are: - Aug 25 at 2pm; - Aug 26 at 2:00pm;

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-Aug 27 at 8pm; - Aug 28 at 2pm; - Aug 28 at 8pm; and - Aug 29 at 2pm. Tickets for the new block of performances are on sale and may be purchased by contacting the box office at 519747-7788, or toll free at 1-888449-4463. Country Legends is an orig-

inal Drayton Entertainment production conceived by Artistic Director Alex Mustakas that celebrates musical pioneers of the genre: Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, and many more.

festival day admission of $2 per person. The museum is located on County Road 18 between Fergus and Elora. For further information call 8460916 extension 221. To join the parade, assemble at the Fergus sportsplex by 12:30pm. Registration is free to all participants and takes place on the museum grounds.

and vintage cars and the sounds of music from the 1950s and the 1960s. Hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks will be available from the M&M charity barbecue, with proceeds to the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Visitors are asked to bring a lawn chair for an afternoon of family activities at a special

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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: Friday, August 20, 2010 GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS / ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN – by John C. Benham, Program Rep. For everyone who will be using the Cost Share Program to help finance projects in year 3 of the COFSP, it is important to recognize some important facts. This year there are fewer funds and more interest so your application is time sensitive to the minute. There will be staff present if you require help to complete the application on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 in the OMAFRA meeting room in Elora at 8:30 a.m. One of the pieces of information that is required for applications with livestock and/or poultry is a Premises Identification Number which is simple to request but is necessary. If you have not contacted me as yet please do, so I can let you

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ONTARIO SHEEP MARKETING AGENCY August 25th, 2010 6:30pm - 9:30pm at the Thatcher Farm, 5727 5th Line, Eramosa The business portion of the meeting will deal with the election of the District 5 director as well as a new executive for the district. After the business portion of the meeting there will be a BBQ and social.

know what information you need to bring with you that day. To obtain the PIN you may contact OnTrace by calling 1-888-3887223 and ask for extension 402 (Marianne Muth) or online at You need that PIN to complete your application and it will be put aside if it is not complete. The PIN is not your Farm Business Registration number which also will be required. 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. No costs. Lunch provided. The workshop is an opportunity for you to rate your management abilities and come up with a plan to improve them with cost share financial assistance. To sign up or for more information, please call 519-846-3394. NEW RETAIL SIGN & LABEL TOOLKIT FOR VENDORS OF ONTARIO FRUITS & VEGETABLES Clear and accurate labelling and signage help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. If you sell Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables at the farm gate, roadside stands, farmers’ markets or any other retail location, your signs and labels must comply with Regulation 378, Grades – Fruit and Vegetables under the Farm Products Grades and Sales Act, which regulates the grading, packing, marking and marketing of designated farm products. Find tips and easy-to-use, downloadable templates and instructions gn.htm. We want to hear from you! For more information contact: 1-877-424-1300. START FOLLOWING “� – A BLOG FOR COMMERCIAL PRODUCERS will have frequent updates during the growing season about all facets of field vegetable production. Follow this website: - throughout the year for news and information. FACT SHEETS and PUBLICATIONS The following free fact sheets are now available: 10-045: Wind Machines for Minimizing Cold Injury to Horticultural Crops; NEW. 09-075: Stray Voltage and Robotic Milking of Dairy Cows; NEW. 09-031: Nutrient Management Act, 2002, On-Farm Bin Composting of Deadstock, replaces 03-083. 10-031: Farm Corporations, replaces 01-057. 10-033: Livestock Guardian Dogs and Their Care in Winter, NEW. 10-037: Improving On-Farm Food Safety Through Good Irrigation Practices, replaces 05-059. The following publications are now available: BMP 23 - Application of Municipal Sewage Biosolids to Cropland. This new book explains how biosolids are processed, their benefits

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COMING EVENTS: Aug. 21 District 1 Sheep Meeting - Farm Tour. Place - Bill McCutcheon's farm at Grand Valley. For more information, contact Bill Duffield at 519-899-2663. Aug. 21 & 28 Grand River Fair, Elora. For more information, call: 519-846-8879. Aug. 25 OSMA District 5 - BBQ Social & AGM, at Thatcher Farms, 5727 5th Line, Eramosa from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Shelagh Finn at 519-9428861 or email: Aug. 27 - 29 Palmerston Fall Fair on Cavan Street. For more information, call: 519-343-3427. Sept 1 & 2 Sheep Infrastructure Workshop in Grand Valley area. This two day course is sponsored by the Large Flock Operators and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food, and Rural Affairs. Workshop agenda and registration details are available online at: m. Sept. 2 Waterloo Federation of Agriculture, monthly Board meeting at the New Hamburg Community Center (Old Arena down town). For information contact Secretary, Richard Cressman at 519 662-2790 or email: . Sept. 3 - 6 Orangeville Fall Fair. For more information, call: 519942-9597. Sept. 4 - 6 Mount Forest Fall Fair (151st). For more information, call: 519-323-4871. Sept. 6 Wellington Federation of Agriculture, monthly Board meeting at OMAFRA Boardroom, 6484 Cty. Rd #7, Elora. Note 8:00 p.m. summer start time. For information contact Secretary, Lisa Hern at 519-848-3774 or email: Sept. 14 - 16 Outdoor Farm Show, Canada’s Outdoor Park, Woodstock. Check for details at: Sept. 21 - 25 International Plowing Match & Farm Machinery Show-Elgin, St. Thomas. Check the website: Sept. 24 & Oct. 1 The two-day Waterloo County Growing Your Farm Profits Workshop will be held in the Woolwich Memorial Centre, Elmira. To register, contact Liz Samis at 519-638-3268.

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by Bette Jean Crews, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture As the Ontario government proceeds with its Open For Business Act, 2010, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture is anxious to have the opportunity to comment on that bill. The Open for Business initiative is a review of Ontario regulations that hamper business and unnecessarily increase the cost of doing business. Bill 68 is an omnibus piece of legislation proposing to eliminate or change some regulations to make business work better. In OFA’s submission to the standing committee on finance and economic affairs, as it reviews the Open For Business Act, we call on the government to acknowledge the considerable impact regulations can have on farmers and their businesses. “Farmers represent the largest identifiable group of land owners in the province,� our submission states. The business of farming involves issues of labour, the environment, animal husbandry, use of chemicals – a broad spectrum of areas where government regulations have a direct impact. In fact, we believe farmers “are very likely affected by more regulations than any other sector of the economy.� We also believe that often, as government develops new regulations, “little or no thought is given to the potential impact on farmland, accepted

farming practices, and our farm businesses.� That situation often results in farmers and their businesses left to suffer “unintended consequences� from government policies – “unintentional but negative impacts on the farm business from an ill-conceived regulation.� With that in mind, the OFA is particularly sensitive to the government’s Open For Business initiative. We applaud the government for it and look forward to working with government officials to improve the regulatory environment that farmers work within. We hope it will develop into something beneficial to our farm businesses and society in general. However, OFA also urges caution in getting rid of regulations – those we see as being necessary ground rules. As OFA’s submission to the standing committee states, “The removal of regulations may also create unintended consequences – all the implications on our farm businesses must also be considered in removing regulation.� The act goes well beyond what OFA views as acceptable changes to the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act, giving officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources the authority to enter private property without a warrant. We find such authority to be utterly unnecessary and potentially dangerous to our farm businesses and ministry personnel. OFA feels such powers provide no benefit to society, but

represent examples of inappropriate government powers that the act is intended to eliminate. It would appear that no consideration has been given to the potentially serious implication such entry poses to the farm animals, the crops, the farm business and MNR personnel who may have to stare down an angry bull. We have been told that the inclusion of the warrantless search and incidental pass through provisions simply brings to the Oil, Gas and Salt Resources Act provisions that already exist in other MNRadministered statutes. We clearly and emphatically said that the existence of bad law and bad public policy is no justification for its extension in this bill. OFA will work hard for farmers to secure good regulation and to eliminate those detrimental to the business of farming. In this sense we are pleased to have been asked by the Open for Business Directorate to lead the agriculture and regulatory review. This fall we will be convening our colleagues from across the sector to identify several key regulatory issues and the beneficial changes that will improve the farming and food business climate. OFA is proud to take the lead in this initiative. Regulations can help and harm our businesses. This fall we will be working to secure a better regulatory framework to improve our farm business climate for today and tomorrow.

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Rural Life Opinion - Change to ground-mounted solar rate sows seeds of resentment by Ann Slater, Farmers are risk takers. We are also innovators. Therefore, it is not a surprise that we were quick to look at the risks and the potential benefits of investing in solar photo-voltaic units for our farms, under the microfit program. The risks were significant, not the least of which was trusting government to keep its price commitment. For many farmers the potential benefit of 80 cents per kilowatt hour made the investment worth pursuing. No longer. With last month's announcement by the Ontario Power Authority that the rate paid for electricity from ground-mounted solar PV projects will be decreased by 27% to 58.8 cents/Kw hour, the Ontario government showed

again how little it cares about farmers and rural communities when it comes to implementing the Green Energy Act. The rate paid for roof-top solar PV units will remain at 80 cents. It is not likely a coincidence that roof-top models are the best option in urban areas. On many farms, the buildings do not have the structural integrity, the correct orientation, or the absence of trees necessary for roof-mounted units. Therefore, for farmers, ground-mounted units are a more realistic option. When the OPA made its announcement on July 2, it had received 16,000 applications for microfits since October 2009, with around 80% of these coming from farmers for ground-mounted solar. Only

2,300 of those applicants for ground-mounted solar are grandfathered under the original rate. The other 10,700 applicants for ground-mounted solar in the queue have been abandoned by their government. Among those applicants are farmers who sent in their applications in early February, who have made down-payments, and at least some who paid Hydro One for a site inspection and hook-up. The implementation of the Green Energy Act in Ontario has been dismissive and demeaning to rural Ontario, and the rate cut for ground-mounted solar continues that trend. Just like with industrial wind and solar developments, the consultation process was a sham. In July, the OPA and

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Brad Duguid, stated that the new price structure would come into place shortly after the end of the one month consultation period. And just like with industrial wind developments, that rate change divides rural communities. A few farmers are grandfathered under the original rate, while neighbours have been forced out of the program because the new rate is too low to take the risk of installing solar units. So why is the Ontario government taking this action? The government says it is concerned about the backlash from energy consumers, as they see increases in their electricity bills from both the implementation of the Green Energy Act and the HST this summer. They

no doubt want to be able to say they are doing something to keep the increases to a minimum. Under the FIT and microfit programs, a wide range of renewable energy producers are signing contracts with OPA that are far above the amount energy users now pay for electricity in Ontario. Most of this money is going to a few large energy corporations, like Samsung and Enbridge. The OPA is not changing the rate paid to those large energy producers. Small solar units are owned by farmers themselves and most of the money that would have been paid to the thousands of farmers who will now opt out of the program, would have stayed in our rural communities.

Once again, it looks like the Ontario Green Energy Act is being implemented for the benefit of multinational energy corporations from outside the province. In addition, by lowering the rate for groundmounted solar units, but not roof-mounted solar units, the government is creating further division and resentment between rural and urban Ontario. The OPA comment period is over, but there is still time to let MPPs, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, and the premier of Ontario know we will not accept their arrogant and divisive approach to implementing the Ontario Green Energy Act. Ann Slater is a board member of the National Farmers Union from Ontario.

Designing a national food strategy is no easy task - but it is important by Mark Wales, Ontario Federation of Agriculture The primary objective of those involved in designing Canada’s national food strategy is to develop a mission and long-term strategy for the Canadian food system. Participants expect that will create a focal point for the agriculture, processing, distribution, and customer sectors that will contribute to a sustainable food sector and a healthier economy, environment, and population. Initial work on this strategy started almost a year ago, but intensive work began at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture in February. A working group from CFA is leading the project with participants from other organizations and representatives from the value chain and various government agencies. The drive for a national food strategy comes from the realization that food is increasingly becoming an issue of concern and discussion domestically and internationally. Domestically, those involved in the production of food are finding their returns are shrinking while their input costs are growing. That is putting farmers increasingly at the mercy of the consuming world, and their success as business people is diminishing. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is one of the leading groups within the CFA family in search of a national food strategy. We want to give farmers a stronger role within

the food chain and, as a result, more control over the returns they receive as primary food producers in the world. We believe a clear, overall objective is lacking in Canada’s current food policy – a clear and meaningful vision for the future of the food system and sectors involved in Canada. A national food strategy for Canada will provide an agreed upon direction that will effectively guide appropriate food policy for years to come. At OFA, we believe a national food strategy represents a tremendous opportunity for Canada to establish a food plan to secure healthy food for current and future generations, to guard our environment and boost our economy at the pro-

duction level. The working group has developed a set of principles for Canada’s national food strategy. We believe these principles reflect both what the working group has learned through the planning process, and the values it believes should be carried forward in implementation of the strategy. Those working on the strategy believe a national food strategy is necessary to support the development and maintenance of a sustainable and secure food system, something critical in allowing governments, businesses, and communities to invest resources strategically and effectively. In designing Canada’s National Food Strategy, mem-

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Rural Life Koster and Schill are leaders in first leg of King of the Hill battle MAPLETON TWP. - The fall fair here had over two dozen tractor pullers place in its King of the Hill tractor pull competition. The contest is being played out over three tractor pull events in the course of six weeks. The first one was at Drayton Fall Fair on the Aug. 6 weekend. The next on will be held on Aug. 22 at the Grand River Raceway. The competition will then see the grand finale at the Fergus Fall Fair next month. There were two divisions for the contest. The first was for 20,000 pounds in the local farm tractor class. The leaders

are: - Jeff Koster, Moorefield, 20 points; - Hendrik Bouwman, Ponsonby, 19; - Michelle Rae, Drayton, 18; - Neil Driscoll, Moorefield, 17; - Joe Kieswetter, Alma, 16; - Matt Dirksen, Alma, 15; - Leon Altena, Arthur, 14, Trevor Poot, Gowanstown, 13; - Mike Schill, Arthur,12; - Bas Altena, Arthur, 11; - Todd Fraser, Fergus, 10; - Eric Shuurmans, Floradale, 9 - Arjen Falkena, Arthur, 8; - George Israel, West Montrose, 7;

- Tom Shuurmans, Floradale, 6; and Dwight McIntyre, Singhampton, 5; In the 30,000 pound local farm tractor, the top finishers were: - Larry Schill, Alma, 20 points; - Pete Schill, Palmerston, 19; - Steve Seiferd, Moorefield, 18; - Brandon Bults, Alma, 17; - Javen Martin, Elora, 16; - Jason Cleland, Listowel, 15; - Vanessa Dirksen, Alma, 14; - Jeff Koster, Moorefield, 13; and - Sytse, Falkena; Arthur, 12.

Going equine - Mustang Sally and her foal, Rusty, are promoting a new equine event at the Erin Fall Fair this year.

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The new Equine Tent will feature demonstrations, clinics, horse products, educational materials, contests, and lots of free stuff. The main sponsor, the Grand River Agricultural Society, will be showcasing the merits of a champion racehorse. Fair officials will also welcome the Wellington County Mounted Police Unit. The unit will be participating as event partners and be on hand for crowd control. Other horse activities will include horse whispering, educational talks and practical

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Annual Fall Fair celebrating area families in Palmerston this year PALMERSTON - Fair Time is Family Time for the 131st annual fair here. Like many local fair groups, fair organizers have posted the fairbook online at A tractor pull in late July is just a lead in to the events at the end of August, one of which is the half price night at the Norgan Theatre the weekend before the fair. The event kicks off on Aug. 25 at with the Ambassador competition and the official opening of the fair. But for many, it won’t be the fair itself until Friday night with the parade at 6pm. That parade assembles at 5:30pm at Lawrence Park (at the corner of Daly and Brunswick). The arena opens to the public after the parade with the Taste of Minto starting at 7pm. Saturday morning events start at 8am with the farmers’ breakfast, followed by the tailgate garage sale and farmer’s market. The market, from 9am to 1pm, will offer a chance to enjoy the best products grown and prepared in the area – baking, garden produce, plants, farm fresh products, and more. Additional morning events include the pet show, baby show, tiny tyke dairy calf show followed by the Over the Hill competition. Noon hour activities include the start of the open 4-H dairy show and the largest family competition. Weather permitting, residents may also be able to get a sky high view of the fair with helicopter rides at the fairgrounds arranged by Countryview Farms Afternoon events include the children’s carnival, pedal tractor pull, dog agility show, the auction of champions, followed by the Junior Farmer’s roast pork dinner at 6pm. The auction of champions at 3pm is an opportunity to bid on the first place exhibits of beef, lamb, pork, baked goods, and wine. Sunday events include a 10am church service followed

by a tiny tyke beef show at noon, the ATV and lawnmower pull at 12:30pm, and the Anglican Church chicken supper at 4:30pm on Aug. 30 at 10am in the community centre. Enjoy a guest speaker and inspirational music program. The offering will be donated to the Food Grains Bank. For more information: visit President Mert Schneider encouraged residents to bring their entire family to the fair and to participate in all the activities. Welcome to the 2010 Palmerston Agricultural Fair. This year's theme is Fair Time is Family Time. I would encourage you to come out and bring your entire family to the fair and participate in all the activities. There are special events to interest all age groups - from the tractor pull late July until Aug 27 to 29, the fair weekend, there is plenty to see and do. Grace Canning, Homecraft President said the Palmerston Agricultural Society is particularly celebrating the family this year. There will be a prize for the family with the most members at the fair at one time. Check the fair book for the time and place the family must gather, for the winner to be declared. One of the major changes at the fair this year is the moving of the dairy ring into the arena side of the complex. As a result, a number of exhibits will be moved. The baking, canning, and photography will be in the curling side this year. Consider parking on the other side if you have a number of entries in those classes. Check out the fair family history book. That will be a work in progress, as organizers try to document the contributions of all the people who have given of themselves to keep the Palmerston Agricultural Society, a strong organization. Organizers want community members to help them. A family story or one about a family member no longer with the community, is something that

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Family theme - The young and young at heart are all welcome as Palmerston celebrates the family at this year’s fall fair. organizers want to be included in the history. Ben Hartung, 2009-2010 Palmerston Fair Ambassador wrote, “During the fair it is a time to bring family, friends and the urban and rural community together. This year’s theme says it all; Fair Time is Family Time. The fair brings everyone together to enjoy the events and sights of what our community has to offer.” Hartung said, “I would like to thank all the many under appreciated and dedicated volunteers that help organize this weekend. The festivities of the fair would not be possible without them. “This past year has been a lot of fun working with the Agricultural Society. I would like to send out a special thanks to ... Jessalyn Dopfer. While I was away at school, she proudly represented the fair at our district meeting, annual meeting and the Palmerston Santa Claus parade.”

“I am looking forward to seeing the community come together once again this August. I wish everyone another successful fair and hope to see everyone there.” Agri-Awareness Day Even though the fair will be but a memory by Sept. 15, its influence continues with an Agri-Awareness Day, which continues to give students an opportunity to get out of the traditional classroom, step into interactive exhibits, and learn about agriculture within a hands-on environment. It is to be hoped the students go back to their classrooms and their homes with a better understanding of this industry that they see in their own communities. This past year, grade six students from Palmerston, Wallace, Howick, and Listowel Central Public Schools participated in a day of activities. Representatives of the dairy, pork, sheep, and alpaca com-


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Coming along - Work continued recently on the new Optimist hall at Wallace Cumming Park in Alma. The hall, which will cost about $1,561,700, is expected to open this fall. photo by Chris Daponte

Tired team - Alma bantam girls were forced to play five games on Saturday in Palmerston because they dropped into the losers’ bracket of the double knockout tournament on Friday night. They fought their way to the title game, only to lose 5-3 to a well rested Mount Forest team. submitted photo

Three championships in a row spoiled for Alma bantam girls PALMERSTON - The Alma bantam girls softball team competed in the year-end ISA tournament hosted here on the weekend. The team finished in second place second during regular season behind only Mount Forest. They then pursued a third title in a row in the final league tournament of the season, having won twice in a row at the peewee level. Alma suffered an early loss on Friday night to Linwood (12-2) in the double elimiFireworks help - Scotia Bank recently presented a $2,000 cheque to the Elora Lions Club towards their sponsorship of the fireworks display at the Grand River Raceway on May 29. Club president Garner Patrick and secretary Dick Burt accepted the cheque from Scotia Bank personnel, including Rose McConnell, Jacki Gansekoele, Robin Vanheeswyk, Pat Crowder, Diane Rushton, Vicki Lodder and Monique Demoe. submitted photo


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

SEPT 1 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Drop-in Blood Pressure Clinic from 10am-12noon. No appointment needed. No charge! Just drop-in! Call 519-787-1814.

SEPT3 Sept 3-6. Orangeville Agricultural Society Fall Fair. The perfect family outing! Theme: Ears to the Fair. Dairy, beef, goat, horse, midway and exhibits. Call 519-942-9597 for info.

New Members Welcome at 10am-12noon. All welcome! Seminar: “Understanding Alzheimer’s & the Role of Genetics” at 9:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Arthur Fair Ambassador Competition, cake auction and Variety show starting at 8pm at the Arthur Arena Hall. Preceded by Fair Parade at 7pm *** Sept 10,11,12- Arthur Fall Fair- Admission by donation. *** Sept. 10 and 11- 170th Aberfoyle Fall Fair. Friday 7pm Local & Area Tractor Pull. Sat. gates open at 9am. Classic car, birds of prey, horse and bale rolling shows, pie eating contest etc. 6pm – “The Canadian Championship BBQ/Grill Team" dinner. Advance tickets please call 519-822-7573.

SEPT11 SEPT 2 Arthur Agricultural Society Directors meeting. 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.

SEPT 4 The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Graham & Bowie. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. *** Until September 6th. The 151st Mount Forest Fall Fair. Poultry, Beef and Goat Displays, Homecraft Exhibits, Livestock Shows, Horse Pull, Carnival Games, Entertainment Stage and Free Pony Rides! For more information, call Deb at 519-323-1930.

SEPT 5 Showcase concert with Crossover Junction at the Bandstand, Gore Park, Elmira. 7-9pm. Free. *** Memorial service at Huxley Cemetery, north of Hillsburgh at 2:30pm. If weather is inclement, it will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in town. Please bring a lawn chair and notify friends and relatives who might like to attend.

SEPT 7 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Pilates for Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis class at 11am (8 weeks), Break Through: Osteoporosis Prevention & Management 11:45am (8 weeks), Brain Gym Workshop at 1:30pm. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Centre Wellington Preschool Open house and orientation. 6:308:30pm. Come play with us.

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SEPT 9 Arthur Fall Fair Kick off Roast Beef Dinner. 5-7:30pm. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) 7-9pm (6 wks). Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** The Arthur Agricultural Society Annual Roast Beef BBQ Supper from 5-7 pm at the Arthur Arena. Tickets Lisa 519-848-5917. *** Magic FM 106.1 & 1460 CJOY are hosting a Coffee Break® drive-thru at 75 Speedvale Avenue East, Guelph. 7am to 11am Volunteers and staff from the Alzheimer Society will be serving coffee and treats for donations.

SEPT10 Fish Fry Dinner by Howell and Super 50/50 Draw. Harriston Legion #296. 5- 7pm. Tickets $13, children 12 and under $6. Children 5 and under - free. For more information call 519-3382843. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - SPECIAL EVENT: Open House &

The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Jack Younger. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. *** Arboretum Auxiliary Fund-raising Plant Sale, 9am- 2pm. R.J. Hilton Centre on College Avenue East, Guelph - an amazing selection of hardy, exotic and native perennials and woody plants for formal and natural gardens - 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** West Luther 4H sheep, beef and dairy achievement show, open 4H show at the Arthur Fall Fair. Demonstrations, Erick Traplin Children's Music show, Lawn & Garden tractor pull and chili cookoff. Contact 519-848-5917. *** The 3rd Annual Corn Roast & BBQ event is FREE with the intent to build community in the Guelph area and simply having fun! It will be held 2pm-7pm. 7427 Wellington County Rd #30 (just north of Highway #6). For more information please call 519-8371457. The local OPP Canine unit will be bringing their team out for a demonstration for the kids, as well there will be music, games and food and fun for everyone.

Sept. 18 is the date of the 16th Annual Headwaters Hospital Auxiliary House Tour. The committee has been very hard at work. Tickets are now for sale at many outlets, both in Orangeville and the surrounding communities. This year detailed information is available on the hospital’s website at Just click on the link. If possible, officials encourage purchasing tickets from Scotiabank branches in Orangeville and Bolton, as they will match ticket sales to a value of $5,000. Ticket prices remain the same as last year at $35 for a self-directed tour and $70 for a seat on the VIP bus. This proved popular last year so purchase early as tickets for the bus are limited.

There are seven properties and eight very different homes to visit in Caledon, Mono and Orangeville and the Agricultural Centre will again be the venue for the gourmet boxed lunch and the amazing auction tables. A new convenience this year is the ability for patrons to pay by debit or credit card for their purchases. Last year the tour donated over $40,000 to the hospital for equipment purchases and officials are hoping to exceed that total this year. It is a wonderful way to spend a late summer day, so contact friends, fill up your car, buy your tickets, travel the lovely side roads of the Hills of the Headwaters and visit some of the special homes that you always wished you could peek inside.

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SEPT12 The popular Spirit Walk event will begin at McCrae House. First tour begins at 12:30 pm. The guided walking tours will include encounters with characters who helped shape Guelph’s history. Ticketed event. For more information call 519-836-1221 or visit *** Ellis Chapel 2010 Summer program. Celebrate the heritage of Puslinch Township and join us for our Sunday afternoon services at 2:30pm. Rev. John Lougheed, Spiritual Care Provider, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Special Music by The Arkellites Choir. Call 519-824-4697 for more information. *** Western Horse Show, Talent Show and Ambassador Crowning at the Arthur Fall Fair. Ironwood Anvil Demonstration, Loonie/Toonie Midway rides and 6 Man Tractor Tug, Contact 519-848-5917.

SEPT13 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Seminar: “Fall Gardening with Trevor” 10am (Horticulturist, Trevor Ashbee), NEW Drop-in Group: Canasta 9:30-11:30am (held weekly). Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** WCL Fergus Branch Library Programmes for Children: Preschool storytime programmes for children ages 1-5 , 10:30-11 am. Please call the library for more information and to register for this free program. Don’t be disappointed – register early. 519-843-1180.

SEPT14 Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Seminar: Cracking the Mystery: Sleuthing Behind The Scenes at “Ancestors in the Attic” at 9:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Large perennial plant sale just in time for fall planting 4-8pm. Clifford Community Hall on the lawn. Hosted by Clifford & District Horticultural Society. *** Peer Learning starts at Evergreen Seniors Centre, Guelph. Topics for fall: Life and Death Issues, Religions in Crisis, and Who Ran the World in 2009. Registration starts Aug. 30. Contact Ross Coulter at 519-821-3993 for more information. *** Free introductory night to Modern Square Dancing. Welcome all interested in this great activity that contributes to fun, fitness and friendship. No partner required. 7:30-10pm, Paisley Road School, 406 Paisley Road, Guelph. Royal City Square Dance Club. 519836-7289.

SEPT15 Until Oct. 9 - Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. 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. *** Please join us at the Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington's 'Coffee Break' fundraiser from 2-5pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Fergus. ***

Here’s How it Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! Find the answer below.

HOROSCOPES - For the fourth week of August ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, a little luck and a whole lot of hard work will get you the prize you desire. Expect this week to be a lesson in determination. But take the time for a little fun, too.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you can't help but jump to conclusions and get your feathers ruffled. But it's better to get all of the details sorted out so that you can look at the facts.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, gather all the facts before making an important decision. The answer you are seeking is a little further away than you may have thought.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may not have the right words but you certainly get your point across when someone asks for your opinion on financial matters. Stand by your advice this week.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, look before you leap because the water may be more shallow than you thought. That means you have to give more consideration to your choices this week. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, there's not much you touch this week that won't work to your advantage. Enjoy your string of good fortune and accomplish every thing that needs to get done. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, familial obligations take you away from other things that you want to get done. But stay focused and remember there will be time for fun later. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, instead of projecting negative energy, start thinking in a positive way and things may turn around for you. Thursday proves to be a tumultuous day. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Someone close to you may need a little extra affection this week, Libra. That's because he or she is going through a rough spot. You will know what to say to calm nerves.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Things that seem insurmountable are much more manageable than you first thought, Capricorn. It's all about the angle at which you look at things. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, your initial perception may not be correct. It's important to trust your instincts, but it's also good to get all the information you need. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, it will take a little time for you to get the bounce back in your step. Once you do, you'll be back to normal.

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County of Wellington “Connecting Citizens with County News” EMPLOYMENT AND CHANGE STRATEGIES WORKSHOP


Do you want to learn about strategies for changes in your life such as Job Loss? This interactive workshop addresses the Job Loss Cycle. Turn self defeating thoughts into self affirming behaviours! Complete some self assessment activities and create a personal action plan.



Sunday August 29th

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Contact the ERC today to register for this workshop and many others offered.

Contact Information/Optimist Club of Puslinch Ken Williams 519.763.0309 Bob Jefferson 519.823.5945

Wellington County Employment Resource Centre 138 Wyndham Street North, Downtown Guelph Phone: 519.823.7887 Toll Free: 1.800.265.7294 Email:


Club of Puslinch


recycling GUIDELINE TO FOLLOW only recycle rigid clear & coloured plastic packaging containers previously containing: • food & beverage products • health & beauty products

Sunday, August 29, 2010 12 - 4 pm rain or shine $2 per person

• household cleaning & laundry products

n Parade of cars n Entertainment n Family activities n Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Fergus Brass Band! n Picnic on the grounds!

0536 Wellington County Rd. 18 Fergus Centre Wellington, Ontario, CANADA N1M 2W3 tel: 519.846.0916 ext. 5221 TOLL FREE:1.800.663.0750 ext. 5221

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

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