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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 3, 2010
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS 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.
SEPT3 Fish and Chip Night 6-8pm. $10. Arthur Legion. *** 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. The Fergus Elora Retail Alliance Shop Local Program was held at Somthin' Fishee in Elora. Making the draw is Flo Arkell and shop owner Sharon Gamble. The winning ballot was from Judy Lowry who won a $50 gift certificate from Special Effects in Elora. The FERA draw for Aug. 29-Sept. 1 is at Drimmie Florist in Elora. A ballot will be drawn Sept. 7-8 from I Love Chocolate in Fergus. Thanks to all of the participating stores and all of the local shoppers!
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St. John Ambulance Saint-Jean
TRAINING SCHEDULE Level First Aid & Level C CPR/AED September 24, 25 & 26 October 22, 23 & 24
- Babysitter Course • For 11-15 year olds • Held Saturdays • Sept. 11 & Oct. 2 All Courses held at
St. John Ambulance Training Facility. 66 County Rd. 7 (lower level) Elora
For Info call 519-846-8704
Sunday September 12, 2010 Games start at 1pm - Doors open at 11am share the wealth package $15 - main program package $25 (both packages are required - extra strips available)
“proceeds to local community projects” Held at Grand River Raceway 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21, Elora
www.ferguselorarotary.com Held under lottery license #M634122. FERGUS ELORA ROTARY FOUNDATION Staffed by: Centre Wellington Rotary Club and Fergus Elora Rotary Club
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. *** Gallery Fest - A Special Family Event Special Kids’Activities from 1 - 4pm. Enjoy a thrilling afternoon of fun activities designed solely for children’s enjoyment and appreciation of the arts. While your children are having fun with our artist volunteers, take time to relax and browse through the Gallery. Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre 6142 Wellington Rd 29, RR4 Fergus 519-843-6303. *** Until Sept. 6. 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. *** Until Sept 11- Make a difference through Dance. All dance classes at Flying Dance Company, is open to everyone with a donation to the Women in Crisis Centre in Guelph. $5 suggested donation per class. Call 519-767-2721 for more info.
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. *** Experienced and new knitters are welcome to come with their own knitting project and learn tricks of the trade or teach others at the Guelph Enabling Garden located in Riverside Park, Guelph. For more information call 519-265-5770. *** Deadline for applications for Guelph Arts Council Jane Graham Memorial Award supporting professional development opportunities for visual artists in Guelph and Wellington County 4 pm. 519836-3280.
SEPT 6 BBQ Smoked Pork Chop Dinner. Ballinafad Community Centre. Rain or Shine. Continuous service from 5-7pm. Includes silent auction and Bounce Castle for the kids. Adults $14. For tickets call 905-877-4072.
SEPT 8 Until December 19- Separate Beds. A High Seas Comedy By Maryjane Cruise. Schoolhouse Theatre, 11 Albert St., St. Jacobs. 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. This month's theme “A fool and his money”. Special Guest: Paul Conway. Boathouse at 116 Gordon St. Donations graciously accepted. Not suitable for children. Sandy Schoen 519-767-0017. *** Euchre Harriston, Legion #296 Harriston, Ontario. Start at 8pm. Light Lunch provided. $5 per person. Bring a Partner. For more information call 519-338-2843. *** The Grand Quilt Guild meet at 7:30pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fergus. Guest speaker is Wendy Spreitzer of Perkin Ontario with her Trunk show of Landscape, applique, embroidery and 3-D flower quilts. Everyone Welcome. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre - Drop-in Hearing Clinic 11am12noon - No appointment needed. No charge. Just drop-in. Learn to Play Pool at 1pm OR Learn to Play Chess at 1pm. Call 519787-1814 to register. *** Rockwood & District Lioness Euchre & Bridge Night. Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood at 7pm. $5 a person. Lunch & prizes to follow.
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 & 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 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. *** Old Time Dance 8pm - 12am. $10/person, light lunch provided. Band - Country Troubadors. St. John Parish Centre, 160 Georgina St., Arthur. *** Palmerston Community Food Bank Cram-a-Cruiser & BBQ from 11am - 4pm. Please come & support us. *** Howell's Fish Fry/Community Dinner at Melville United Church, Fergus, 5-7pm with take out from 4:30 -7pm. $14/adults, $7/13 and under(half serving), free/under 6 (hot dog meal). Tickets at Melville Church on T. Th. F. phone 519-843-1781. Limited tickets at door. Elevator. Free parking. *** Be sure to see Puslinch Historical Society display of antique gadgets and gee-gaws at the Aberfoyle Fall Fair. See our retrospective presentation Farming in Puslinch which celebrates the 170th anniversary of the fair. *** Palmerston Community Food Bank Cram-a-Cruiser & BBQ from 11am - 4pm. Please come & support us. *** Songbirds Only Avian Rehabilitation (SOAR) will hold its annual Open House at 145 Inkerman St. Rockwood. SOAR provides care to orphaned, injured, or sick songbirds from the Golden Triangle. For more info. call: Dorothy at 519-941-6164, or Judi at 519- 8564510. *** Pub Night 8:30pm. Entertainment by Kent Tocher. Arthur Legion.
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 guelph.ca/museum. *** 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, Continued on page 15
Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 3, 2010 PAGE THREE
County of Wellington Ward Boundaries
Reasons to seek municipal office - and rules to be followed by David Meyer
WELLINGTON CTY. Even some veteran politicians were a little surprised at the rule changes that are in force with the coming municipal election. Ministry of Municipal Affairs advisors Tim Ryall and Maureen Beatty were speakers at a special meeting arranged by six municipal clerks for all candidates in Wellington County on Aug. 12 at the county council chambers in Guelph. Over 30 candidates attended. Councillor duties They began with the role of a councillor, noting candidates are all civic minded, with a desire to help the community. The job is to represent the public and consider the well being and interest of the municipality. Ryall emphasized several points for those seeking a council seat. First, if elected by ward, the candidate has to represent the entire municipality, and not just that ward. Ryall pointed out that, for special interest candidates, once their issue is completed, there is still a four year term to complete - a big commitment. Finally, he warned, councillors will face “huge expectations with limited resources.” Councillors develop and evaluate policies and programs the municipality offers, and staff implements them. He warned each councillor is only “part of a group that makes decisions.” Councillors determine what services the municipality provides, and it is their job to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality. They will have to carry out the duties of council under all other acts, such as from the province. Another duty is to ensure administrative and controllership policies, practices, and procedures are in place to implement decisions of council. Councillors must also ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the activities of the senior management. The mayor has the same duties as a councillor, and others, too. First, the mayor acts as the chief executive officer. Ryall said that is new, a change in the Municipal Act. The mayor presides over council meetings so business is done efficiently and effectively. He (or she) provides leadership to council, provides information and recommendations to council on policies, practices, procedures, to ensure accountability and transparency. The mayor also represents the municipality at official
functions and carries out duties of the head of council under all acts. That includes upholding and promoting the purposes of the municipality. It also includes promoting public involvement in local government, acting as a representative and promoting the municipality locally and elsewhere, participating in and fostering activities that enhance the economic, social, and environmental well being of the municipality and its residents. Ryall said the mayor is the CEO only in the context of the legislation that created the position. He added something that many candidates were not aware of - the mayor must vote on all issues. Any non-vote is considered a negative vote. In the past, the mayor often voted only to break a tied vote, but that is now changed. Together, the mayor and council conduct meetings, pass bylaws, develop policies - all together. The policies can include transparency, notice, delegation, and hiring. Ryall said it is the role of staff to implement council decisions, and he noted that the definition and duties of the clerk are much longer and more detailed in legislation than those of a councillor. He urged if candidates have questions about running, they should contact their clerk. In comparing the roles of council and staff, Ryall said council’s job is governing, policy decisions, other decisions, financial work, and evaluation of policies, and choosing what must be done. It is the duty of staff to research and provide good information, advice, implement council decisions, and administrative practices. Their role is delivering what council wants. Ryall said the role of a school board trustee is similar. Trustees are members of a team, the community’s advocate for public education, responsible for establishing policy, and participating in making decisions that benefit the whole board, while representing the interests of constituents. There is no formal definition of a school board chairman. Election rule changes Nomination day’s deadline is Sept. 10, at 2pm. Ryall noted many municipal offices close at 4:30pm, so it was impractical to continue with a 5pm deadline. The filing fee is $200 for mayor, and $100 for all other offices. The clerk will provide an estimate of how much candidates can spend for their
campaigns. Ryall said even candidates who are not planning to raise funds for their campaign, must have any expenditures run through their official campaign bank account. Several candidates noted they had trouble setting those up at one bank, and Ryall guessed (correctly) it was TD Canada Trust. He said someone at that head office was having difficulties distinguishing provincial and municipal campaigns. He said the account must specifically state “in the name of the campaign.” Several candidates said they had difficulty with that bank. Ryall warned that candidates cannot use credit cards or money from other accounts for
tion filing f e e must be paid from the election bank account. Receipts must be issued for every contribution and every expense. Candidates must keep those receipts, plus state if a contribution is in the form of money, goods, or services, the contributor’s name and address, and every expense, including receipts obtained for each expense. Spending limits Those running for mayor are allowed to spend $7,500 plus $0.85 cents for every elector. All other offices have the limit of $5,000 plus $0.85 per elector. There is a limit of $750
“Don’t be late. Penalties are severe.” Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing spokesman Tim Ryall, on filing election campaign expenses.
campaign expenses. “You can’t buy on PayPal,” he added. He also urged to “Get receipts.” He said the deadline for withdrawing a candidacy is the same as the deadline for filing. He explained with the campaign starting in January, candidates know soon enough if they want to withdraw. Further, he highly recommended candidates go personally to the municipal office is they wish to withdraw. Each candidate’s campaign period begins when he files, and ends on Dec. 31. That gives opportunities to cover deficits. The deadline for filing financial statements is on March 25 at 2pm in 2011, and Ryall said he can practically guarantee some veteran councillors will be late or make errors that will cause them grief - and headlines. “Every candidate [even those who lost] has to file on March 25. Anyone with over $10,000 in expenditures has to provide an audited statement.” “Don’t be late,” he warned. “Penalties are severe.” Ryall also warned that filing statements in this election is “very detailed.” Finally, all candidates must hold their financial records until 2014. Ryall said all campaign contributions must be noted, and the limits on them respected, including the value of goods and services donated. All expenses except the nomina-
that anyone, including a union, business, or person can make to any one candidate, and a total limit of $5,000 on campaign contributions. Campaign expenses include any costs incurred for goods and services in relation to the election. That includes replacement value of any goods held in inventory from a previous election. Ryall warned candidates, “Don’t put more into your account if you don’t intend to spend it.” That is because any excess campaign funds no longer stay with the campaigner, but must be turned over to the municipality and put into its general revenues. Surpluses can also be used for recount costs or court challenges. Candidates who obtain two per cent of the total vote receive their filing fees back. When it comes to exemptions for campaigning expenses, those include fundraising parties where the sole purpose is to raise money for a campaign, and any parties for volunteers would not qualify. When it comes to campaign contributions, candidates can accept cash up to $25. Anything over that must come in the form of a cheque or money order, and candidates must obtain the name and address of donors. The ticket price of a fundraiser is considered a contribution. Ryall said no anonymous contributions are allowed except for the pass-the-hat col-
lections and the maximum given must be $10. He said any $100 bills would go directly to the municipality - or the candidate will face audit problems. Other exemptions include court actions for a contested election, recounts, a compliance audit, and, new this year, expenses incurred by a candidate with a disability that are directly related to the disability. Finally, audit and accounting fees are exempt. There are also provisions for borrowing. Loan guarantees can be made only by a candidate or spouse, and the load come only from a bank or other recognized lending institution in Ontario. Those who can contribute to a campaign include people living in Ontario, corporations that do business in Ontario, unions that hold bargaining rights for employees in the province, and a candidate or his spouse. Those can’t contribute include a federal or provincial party, constituency association or a registered candidate in a federal or provincial election, or a registered provincial leadership candidate. Others include a federal or provincial government, a municipality or a school board. Ryall said that last group might seem obvious, but “It comes up all the time” when municipalities pay for mailouts for councillors. It is perceived as a contribution and is covered by the Elections Act. The campaign officially closes on Dec. 31, but candidates can ask for an extension to continue fundraising by contacting the municipal clerk. He recommended doing that well before Christmas - because most municipal offices are closed over Christmas. The financial filing forms are prescribed by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, and such statements exceeding $10,000
must be audited. All contributors over $100 must be reported on the financial statements. Councils must appoint a compliance audit committee of between three and seven members that are not employees or officers of the municipality or local board or any candidates. Voters’ lists Each candidate is entitled to one municipal voters’ list, and it can be used only for campaigning, and not for such things as business lists. Further, the candidates must ask in writing to the clerk for the list. The clerk is permitted to revise the list, upon application. Voting methods Councils decided how people would vote before June 1. In Wellington County, the municipalities are voting by the following methods: - Guelph-Eramosa, traditional paper ballots - Puslinch, paper ballots;; - Erin, mail in ballot; - Centre Wellington, mail in ballot; - Mapleton, mail in ballot; - Minto, mail in ballot; and - Wellington North, traditional paper ballots. There are no age restrictions for scrutineers. Candidates must provide written authorization for scrutineers, and their oath of secrecy is optional. During the election process, only one candidate or scrutineer is allowed per ballot box. There is absolutely no campaigning within the voting place, and that includes carrying campaign literature. Ministry representative Maureen Beatty said some clerks actually declare an entire property the election place so people cannot drive up to the polling station with advertising on the vehicle. She urged all candidates “to respect the process.”
PAGE FOUR Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 3, 2010
It's nearing time to close the pool for the season The days begin to get shorter and cooler, and the evenings can be quite chilly. It's time to recognize that the pool season is over and decide on when to close up the pool after months of enjoyment. After a lengthy summer of swimming and relaxing, admitting that pool season is over can evoke feelings of melancholy. Preparing the yard for the changing seasons is a primary example that cold weather is inching closer. The time when a homeowner closes up the pool is largely a personal choice. However, it's best to do it before the temperatures start dipping below 40 to avoid the possibility of freezing and damage to equipment. Closing the pool properly helps prevent damage from harsh weather and ensures the pool water is as clean as possible for next year's use. This greatly
reduces the amount of prep work that needs to take place when the pool is opened next season. Here are some steps that should be taken. * Remove skimmer baskets, chlorine tablet baskets, ladders, vacuums, and any other accessories from the pool. * Test the pH, calcium harness and total alkalinity and do what's needed so that they are balanced. Follow manufacturer's guidelines for the correct levels. This will help avoid staining and etching from improper chemical levels. * Give the pool one last shock treatment. * Add a winterizing and algaecide treatment, following the manufacturer's guidelines. * Many pools need to have the piping flushed so that residual water is not resting in piping and tubing. This water can expand when frozen and cause
serious damage. It is also recommended that the water level of the pool be drained so that it falls below the skimmer intake, helping to prevent water from making it back into the filtration system. There are also plugs and covers that can be used to seal the skimmer. * Cover the pool with a durable pool cover and secure so debris doesn't make its way into the clean pool water. Some covers feature an inflated pillow that is put underneath in the middle so that water doesn't accumulate on the cover from rain or snow and sink the cover. * Drain the water out of the filter. Remove all plugs from equipment like pumps, heater, and chlorinator. Leave them out so that if water does get back in, it can drain out. Experienced pool owners get used to opening and closing
their pools every season. However, new pool owners may want to have a professional service come in and walk
them through the process the first time. Some pool companies offer packages where the pool is opened and closed each season. Homeowners who have
any doubts about closing the pool should consult a professional to safeguard their pool investment.
Transfer, recycling facility welcomes Wellington waste
Woolwich / Hwy 6
(at Silvercreek Pkwy.)
53 Fair Road, Guelph
Silvercreek \ Cnty.Rd. 39
AMARANTH TWP. - Despite its name, the Dufferin Transfer and Recycling Facility is open to residents of Wellington County - particularly those in Erin who no longer have a place to dispose of large items like furniture and appliances. “We’re more than happy to take those items,” said facility manager Andrew Rahn. Located on Dufferin Road 11, just west of Orangeville. The 10-acre transfer station has moved over 243,000 tonnes of assorted waste since opening in 2004. Operating under a user-pay system, the facility also accepts regular garbage ($2 per bag), yard waste ($2 a bag), metals, renovation and demolition waste, tires, “e-waste,” brick and block, and more. Blue box items and cardboard are free to drop off. With the recent closure of the Hillsburgh transfer station, officials with the Dufferin Transfer and Recycling Facility believe they can be part of the solution. They are inviting
Welcoming waste - Andrew Rahn, manager of the Dufferin Transfer and Recycling Facility, says Wellington County residents are welcome to use the privately-owned, user-pay facility any time. waste haulers, companies, and residents in and around Wellington County to use the facility. “I don’t think people there
know about us,” Rahn said. The facility, located at 473051 Dufferin Road 11, west of Orangeville and north of Highway 9, is open Monday to
Dufferin Transfer & Recycling Facility
Friday from 7am to 5pm and on Saturday from 7am to 3pm. Acceptable terms of payment are cash, debit, Visa and Mastercard.
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Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 3, 2010 PAGE FIVE
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Weddings and music - The last bridal fashion show in Fergus at Elegant Affairs Bridal included some nice jazz, courtesy of the Ernie Kalwa Trio. photo by David Meyer
Town welcomes brides-to-be to sample goods and win prizes on third bridal tour by David Meyer FERGUS - Young women from all over are expected to come to town here Sept. 11 to see what the merchants can do for them to make their wedding days extraordinary. The Fergus Bridal Tour runs in spring and fall, and merchants are now preparing for brides, their attendants, and their mothers to come, visit, see what is available, and to win prizes. â€œWeâ€™ve invited all bridesto-be to see what Fergus has to offer,â€? said Darlene Gray, of Grant Events Party Planners. The tour runs from 9am to 4pm. It starts at Grand Events Party Rentals on St. Patrick Street. That is where brides can register for the tour and pick up their passports and an ad bag that will tell them all the places to visit during their stay
in Fergus. Gray said there will be door prizes at each store taking part, plus a final grand prize that will include something from every store that is taking part in the tour. That should make a huge prize, because there are 15 stores taking part in the tour, and more were expected to join. That draw will be for those who have filled out all the places on their passports, which will be stamped at each store on the tour. Natalie Airdrie, of Elegant Affair Bridals, said in an interview that the Fergus show is growing. This is the third one that has run in Fergus, and now, â€œWe have girls coming in who heard about from their friends.â€? She said she has dealt with about 100 brides so far on the Fergus tours, and they often
bring their mothers, their maids of honour, and their friends, so a lot of people come to town for the day. Airdrieâ€™s show will be hosting the bridal fashion show at 10:30am. She said she will have the newest fall fashions, and the show has two advantages for brides to be: first, they can see the dress worn by someone, and, second, they can try it on after the show. Gray said all the stores will have to offer wedding related goods and services, but that includes a great deal of each. The tour will include visits and information about flowers, limousines, cosmetics, , party favours, disc jockeys and musicians, hall rentals, bridal wear, attendant wear, and clothes for the men in the wedding party, as well as such service providers as caterers, photographers,
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and even beautiful sites available for photos. There is even a place for tent rentals. â€œThe vendors will all display what they do,â€? Gray said, adding that some of them will also present things that will be available in 2011. Besides the fashion show and various tastings for brides and their bridal parties to check out. Airdrie said of the tour, â€œThe word gets out and more people can attend.â€? The bridal tour has a web site, www.fergusbridaltour.com.
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PAGE SIX Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 3, 2010
Arthur Agricultural Society
154 th FALL FAIR September 9, 10, 11 & 12
It’s all about APPLES
Arthur Fall Fair’s apple theme gives agriculture a chance to shine ARTHUR - This year with the theme of Apples, the Arthur Fall Fair is sure to please. This year’s fair program runs from Sept. 9 to 12 at the fairgrounds. As per tradition, the event starts Thursday night with the Kick Off Beef Barbecue. On Friday, the grounds
open for the placing of exhibits while others get set for the annual parade starting at Arthur Public School. Saturday events include the West Luther 4-H Sheep Achievement, Hunter/ Gymkhana Show, West Luther 4-H Beef Show Achievement, West Luther 4-H Dairy
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The Arthur Fall Fair is created and fueled by the energy and dedication of directors and volunteers.
Achievement, Erick Traplin Music Show, Midway attractions, Open Sheep Show, Open Dairy Show, Open Beef Show, Baby Show, Children′s Activity Centre, Spaghetti Bridge Building Contest and Chili Cook-off.In addition, there is the Riding Lawn & Garden Tractor Pull, Back Seat
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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 Kick Off Beef Barbeque: 5:00 -7:30 pm Advance tickets available at 519 848 5917 or 519-362 0597 Prices are: Adults - $12, Family: $35 9:00 am 1:00 pm
Friday, September 10th, 2010 Grounds & arena open for placing of exhibits Judging of exhibits in Arena
7:00 pm sharp 7:00 pm 8:00 pm
ARTHUR FALL FAIR
Parade Halls open Opening of the fair
Saturday, September 11th, 2010 8:00 am Grounds open 9:00 am West Luther 4-H Sheep Achievement 9:30 am Hunter/Gymkhana Show 10:30 am West Luther 4-H Beef Show Achievement 10:30 am West Luther 4-H Dairy Achievement 12:30 pm Open Sheep Show 1:00 pm Open Dairy Show 1:00 pm Open Beef Show 2:00 pm Baby Show 4:30 pm Baking & preserves to be picked up 5:30 pm Chili cook-off 6:00 pm Riding Lawn & Garden Tractor Pull Exhibit Halls incl. arena, main hall & curling club closed 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:30 pm
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Puslinch celebrates with 170th annual Fall Fair ABERFOYLE - The annual Fall Fair here runs Sept. 10 and 11, and the organizers pack a large number of activities and events into those two days. The action begins Friday at 7pm with a local and area tractor pull, Dan the Balloon Man, from western Canada, who ties amazing balloons, and then, Stars of Pop, which features tributes to Taylor Swift, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, and Avril Lavigne. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for kids. Things really get busy on the Saturday, with the gates opening at 9am. There will be a Classic Car Show, sponsored by Capital Paving. Fair organizers welcome all those who want to bring their classic cars. A small fee applies. The Canadian Raptor Conservancy will be on hand with its birds of prey, and present three shows. There will be heavy and light horse shows, and an Old MacDonald’s Farm for the kids. It would not be a fall fair without the annual 4-H competitions and Fall Fair hall exhibits. There will, of course, also be a midway to thrill the kids and those young at heart. There are children's games
and competitions for prizes, including races, which entertain large crowds of adults. There is even a family relay race. Also included is a children’s pedal tractor pull, and a blindfolds giant bale rolling contest. The Junior Garden Club will have its display, and there will also be a market place tent. One big attraction will be a pie eating contest. The Canadian Championship Barbecue Team will be on hand, and it will present trophies and awards. Diners will be able to dig
into a dinner, which is new this year. Featured for people’s dining pleasure are ribs, chicken, brisket, and pulled pork, plus salads potatoes, and more, including some special items for the kids.There will be a wide selection of desserts, and ice cream cones are also on the menu for the kids. Tickets are $15 for those 13 and over, and kids 12 and under eat free. For barbecue information, visit www.capitalpaving.net. From 6 to 7pm, Kori Pop will perform, and then Farmer takes the stage in the tent.
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ENTERTAINMENT Lineup set for annual Writers’ Festival that has events over three days EDEN MILLS - The Writers’ Festival here welcomes a stellar line-up of writers on Sept. 19 from noon until 6pm. A wide range of genres is represented - novelists, poets, explorers, historians, children’s and young adult, science-fiction, crime, and mystery. The 2010 line-up includes: - Linden MacIntyre,: 2009 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner and co-host of the Fifth Estate; - Linwood Barclay, former Toronto Star columnist and mystery writer; - Joy Fielding: New York Times best-selling and awardwinning author; - Wade Davis: noted Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, and explorer; - Dionne Brand: Poet Laureate of Toronto, activist, educator, and poe; - Cordelia Strube: short-listed for the 2010 Trillium book
award; and - Daniel Heath Justice: Aboriginal writer and educator. The family-friendly festival takes place outdoors in a relaxed setting on the Eramosa River. Villagers open up their properties, providing settings for readers to hear their favourite authors and discover new ones. The festival kicks off on Sept. 17, with a gala opening featuring the Dave McMurdo Jazz Sextet and literary performances by Leon Rooke, Nicholas Ruddock and Matthew Dryden and the Patchwork. On Sept. 18 there are two events: A comedy writing seminar in Eden Mills led by Andrew Clark of the Humber School of Comedy Writing, and a discussion at the Atrium, University of Guelph with author Wade Davis.
The writing seminar, Laugh Lines: Writing Comedy for Page and Screen, runs 10am to 3pm (with a catered lunch and reception included). Led by Clark, the line-up for this year’s seminar includes satirist Linwood Barclay, agents and editors Derek Finkle and Glenn Cockburn, and TV writing guru Lorne Frohman. Whether keen to learn the business of being funny or merely interested in a laugh, this seminar is a must. In Conversation with Wade Davis, the award-winning ethnographer, anthropologist, ethnobotanist, filmmaker, photographer, and 2009 Massy lecturer begins at 2pm. A native of British Columbia, Davis has been described as "a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life's diversity." Bound to be thought-provoking, that event is being held
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keep order in her own inimitable style, with the audience playing judge and juror. At The Fringe, a juried event, listen to yet-to-be published writers read their works. Over the years, several Fringe readers have gone on to be published. Two book launches take place at 12:15pm at the Food Court. The first is Our Earth: How Kids are Saving the Planet, by Janet Wilson, an Eden Mills writer and illustrator who launches her latest book. She tells the stories of young activists around the world who have launched projects to promote environmental protection. Wilson’s most recent book, One Peace, profiles the heroism of young peace activists around the world and was listed among the
Smithsonian Magazine’s top 24 books for young people in 2008. The other launch is, So, You Want to Go Carbon Neutral? It Takes a Village. Based on the first two years of the Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral project, this handbook provides a detailed outline of the achievements and steps taken in the village to reduce and neutralize carbon emissions. Told simply by Linda Sword with entertaining illustrations by Eden Mills artist Linda Hendry, it is a unique guide available to communities who want to go carbon neutral and don’t want to re-invent the process. For a complete list and biographies of the authors reading at the Festival, directions to Eden Mills, and schedule of events, visit www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca.
Artists’ Gallery offers family day Sept. 4 FERGUS - There will be a special family event and children’s activities from 1 to 4pm at the Wellington Artists’ Gallery south east of town on Sept. 4. Families are invited to enjoy a thrilling afternoon of
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at the Atrium on the University of Guelph campus. The main event is on Sept. 19. There are several activities of special interest to families. The children’s program will entertain through books, open their minds to possibilities, and stir emotions. It includes music, lively readings and magic shows. Marthe Jocelyn, Jo Ellen Bogart, and Patricia Storms are among the authors reading at that site. The young adult sets expose teens to the joys of reading in an informal, teen-friendly environment. Shane Peacock, Richard Scarsbrook, R.J. Anderson, and Erin Bow are among the featured authors. Other Sunday festival events include the popular Poetry Slam, presided over this year by award-winning Guelph poet Alexandra Oliver. She will
activities designed solely for children’s enjoyment and appreciation of the arts. While children are having fun with the gallery’s artist volunteers, parents can take some time to relax and browse through the gallery.
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ENTERTAINMENT Take Me Back to the 1950s at county museum Sept. 11 to March 20 ABOYNE - Remember the 1950s and explore a decade best remembered for post-war affluence, baby booms, and the discovery of the teenager. Take Me Back to the 1950s will run at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from Sept. 11 to March 20. For the first time in years,
Canadians were ready to build, expand, and spend. Take Me Back to the 1950s features national trends and innovations as they influenced rural and small town county life. From the cautious and thrifty post-war years emerged a decade marked by techno-
logical innovations and affluent consumerism. New markets opened up to meet the needs of the population boom, suburban life, and the teenager. While much of rural life in Wellington County remained centred on church and community activities, the introduction
of television brought innovations into the home that changed how people thought, dressed, dined, and entertained. One of the exciting displays in this exhibit is its extraordinary collection of televisions and radios from the 1950s. Displays of kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, toys, and
High seas comedy at Schoolhouse Theatre ST. JACOBS – Theatregoers at the Schoolhouse Theatre here will be treated to a touching and comedic account of marital life as Separate Beds plays at the intimate 100-seat theatre from Sept. 9 through to Dec. 19. The production, written by award-winning playwright Maryjane Cruise, centres around two mismatched couples - the gruff hardware store owner, Ernie, and his nagging wife, Twink, and the glamorous big-city power couple of Blake and Beth – as they embark on luxury Caribbean cruise. As their nautical journey unfolds, calm waters quickly morph into a choppy war of words as the four landlubbers navigate snorkeling adventures, Caribbean markets, and the cruise talent show. “This is a rare production that seamlessly combines heart-warming moments with flashes of laugh-out-loud hilarity,” said artistic director of Drayton Entertainment Alex Mustakas. “The audience is sure to feel an even stronger connection to the characters given the intimate size of the theatre.” What makes the production even more memorable is the
local art will all provide insights into changing lifestyles and attitudes of the post-war years. For more information, visit www.wcm.on.ca or phone 519-846-0916. The Wellington County Museum is located on County Road 18 between Fergus and
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High seas hilarity - Melodee Finlay and Brian McKay are the stars in Separate Beds, a comedy set on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. They are just one of two couples who are mismatched and struggling with their married life. The show is at the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobers Sept. 9 to Dec. 19. versatile talent of Brian McKay and Melodee Finlay. McKay has performed in several Drayton Entertainment productions, including the lead role of Lawrence Jameson in the 2008 smash-hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Finlay, meanwhile, has appeared in several productions in theatres all across the country.
“The sincerity and authenticity of the performances given by McKay and Finlay will be the perfect escape from a chilly fall day,” said Mustakas. “This production will resonate with couples, whether they have been together for three months or 35 years.” The production is directed by Adam Furfaro, who most
recently directed the classic On Golden Pond on behalf of Drayton Entertainment. Tickets can be booked by calling the Drayton Entertainment box office at 519-6385555, or toll free at 1-888-4494463. For more information, visit www.draytonentertainment.com.
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The OMAFRA Report A weekly press release prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. If you require further information, regarding this press release, please call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA Website: www.omafra.gov.on.ca PROGRESSIVE DAIRY OPERATORS (PD0) submitted by Carol Anne Pinkney The Progressive Dairy Operators (PDO) continue to offer their annual programs in conjunction with Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. Please check our website www.pdo-ontario.ca or phone the office 519-846-8756 for further information on: • Complimentary admission tickets for PDO dairy producer members to the COFS grounds and Brunch on Thursday September 16th courtesy of DeLaval Inc., Farm Credit Canada, Gencor, Grandview Concrete Grooving, Mycogen Seeds, Norwell Dairy Systems, Ontario Dairy Farmer and Blyth Brae Farms. • Buffet Dinner on Thursday September 16th (6:30 p.m.) at the Quality Inn, Woodstock with guest speaker Ian Cumming. He will share his views & comments of moving his dairy operation from Eastern Ontario to New York State in April 2010. • PDO has once again organized the ever popular one day mini bus tour to local Southwestern Ontario dairy farms “A Salute to Innovative Dairying” includes 4 leading edge farms focusing on management, unique building structures, expansion and cow comfort. The tour also includes a visit to the Gay Lea Diary Heritage Museum. The date is Friday September 17th departing from Woodstock ON. Register early as these events usually sell-out.
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Thank you to Pfizer, Farm Credit Canada, Mycogen Seeds and Masterfeeds/Lake County Animal Nutrition for sponsoring this event. GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS / ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN – by John C. Benham, Program Rep. At the time this report is written, there has been no announcement about Year 3 of the EFP Cost Share Program. So on that basis, if you are planning to complete an EFP project and request Cost Share your application form will be available in the OMAFRA meeting room in Elora on Wednesday, Sept. 15th and Thursday, September 16th and not before. People will be available to answer questions and assist if necessary. It is very important that your applications be completed fully as soon as possible and handed in. 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 know what information you need to bring with you that day. To obtain the PIN you may contact OnTrace by calling 1-888388-7223 and ask for ext. 402 (Marianne Muth) or online at www.ontraceagrifood.com. 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. TASTE REAL FROM THE GROUND UP From field to plate - merely a few feet away. Alfresco dining literally back to the roots – by Kate Vsetula, Project Manager, Guelph Wellington Local Food Initiative Guelph, Ont.—August 24th—Local Food: Many of us see the advantages of buying and eating local. Taste Real From the Ground Up takes you up close – right back to the fields where our food is grown. Guests are invited to come to their food instead of the other way around. This outdoor dining event takes place on Sunday, September 12th at Deerfield’s, an organic farm set in the picturesque hills of Erin. From 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. guests are invited to experi-
ence this unique culinary adventure featuring food grown in Wellington County by many regional producers including John Sutherland, the owner of Deerfield’s. The multi-course meal will be prepared onsite in an old-fashioned, back-to-the-roots way, using charcoal barbeques and an open fire pit. When the dinner bell rings, guests are asked to take their seats at one long table stretching through the rolling field. Appetizingly Yours Events and Catering and Guelph Wellington Local Food present this extraordinary event in collaboration with a select group of Wellington Chefs – all enthusiastic advocates of local food. “As chefs and mentors we source the local best possible ingredients available” says Brian Schmeler head chef of Appetizingly Yours Events and Catering. “TASTE REAL FROM THE GROUND UP is a great opportunity to gather chefs and local producers to showcase the symbiotic relationship that is crucial for the perfect ingredient and therefore the perfect flavour.” Alongside Brian Schmeler of Appetizingly Yours, the meal will be prepared by Jake Tyson and Sauna Edwards of South Street Gourmet in Harriston, Laura Marshall and Drew Renelt of Queen’s Bush Bistro in Mount Forrest, Chris Jess of The Food School in Fergus. Tickets are available from Guelph Wellington Tourism at 1-800-334-4519. For more information, see: http://www.guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca/taste-real-event. Call 519 821-6638 X335 or email: email@example.com. COMING EVENTS 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. 7 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Sept. 8 - 12 Arthur Fall Fair (154th). For more information, call: 519-848-5917. Sept. 10 - 11 Aberfoyle Fall Fair & Tractor Pull. For more information, call: 519-824-2369. Sept. 17 - 19 Fergus Fall Fair, Centre Wellington Sportsplex. For more information, call: 519-856-9621. Sept. 17 - 19 Harriston-Minto Fall Fair on George Street. For more information, call: 519-338-5202.
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Recipe of the Week CAULIFLOWER VINAIGRETTE A delicious and refreshing change that profiles this beautiful vegetable!
Ingredients: 1 head of fresh local cauliflower (about 1 3/4 pounds), cut into 1-inch florets ** 2 tablespoons drained capers, chopped (optional) 1 large garlic clove, minced ** 1 fresh shallot, minced ** 2 tablespoons red wine or sherry vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil A pinch of sea salt or kosher salt (skip if using capers) Paprika or cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon fresh snipped parsley or tarragon
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Federal government spending to aid Ontario’s goat industry STRATFORD - The federal government is helping to increase profitability and access new markets for Ontario’s goat industry. On Aug. 11, PerthWellington MP Gary Schellenberger, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced over $700,000 in spending to establish an integrated dairy goat genetic improvement program. The GoGen pilot project, which will be overseen by Ontario Goat, will help the goat industry make genetic improvements to increase milk production and improve meat quality through superior genetics. The funds will also be used to update, modify, and bring efficiencies to current goat genetic tools already provided by the goat industry.
“The goat industry represents one of the largest growth opportunities in Ontario agriculture today,” said Schellenberger. “This project has great potential to help goat producers become more profitable, increase sales and access new milk and meat markets.” The pilot project will help determine the value and benefits of a domestic genetic improvement program specifically geared to the goat industry and will work with several existing programs, including CanWest DHI for milk testing, www.goatgenetics.ca for goat evaluations, and Gencor (a leader in the cow genetics industry) on genetic evaluation and assessment of artificial insemination tools. Information about the project will be communicated regularly in the On-
tario Goat newsletter and on its website. “By implementing an integrated pilot program, the Ontario goat industry can demonstrate the value that these combined programs and services can have to the entire goat industry and to the individual goat producer,” said Jennifer Haley, Executive Director of Ontario Goat. “The GoGen project will provide a toolbox full of production management tools that will ultimately help producers become more efficient and return more dollars to their operations.” “Through the use of pilot herds, this project will allow producers to learn the value of implementing goat genetic improvement programs from their peers,” said Jim Rickard, AAC chairman. “These pro-
grams can help position the Ontario goat industry to capture future growth opportunities, both domestic and export, and remain competitive.” Funding for this project is being provided by the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). In Ontario,
Canadian breeding cattle are now welcome again in Columbia OTTAWA – Canadian breeding cattle are back in Colombia after almost 10 years of trade restrictions, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Aug. 13. “This first shipment of high quality, Canadian cattle shows how important our partnership is with Colombia - a market full of new agricultural trade opportunities that will make a difference to the bottom line of Canadian farmers,” said Ritz. After years of work federal government and the Canadian cattle industry, 60 Canadian heifers will be exported to Colombia for breeding purposes and milk production. That is an big development for Colombian breeders, who can now benefit from Canada’s worldclass genetics to improve quality and production of local livestock. “Once implemented, the recently finalized CanadaColombia Free Trade Agree-
ment will help our agriculture industry and will pay great dividends for our entire economy year after year,” said International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan. “Our government will continue to work to strengthen the economy so that Canada can continue to pull out of this global economic recession and become stronger than ever.” “Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA) and Jersey Canada are pleased to see Canadian cattle going to Colombia once again and are particularly proud that the first animals to be exported are Jerseys,” said Russell Gammon, executive secretary of Jersey Canada and President of CLGA. “We congratulate the buyers and the sellers and we thank Ritz for his ongoing personal commitment to maximize global market access for Canadian livestock genetics products. Working with government
and industry in both countries, CLGA played an important role in restoring market access.” Last April, Ritz and Van Loan announced the reopening of the Colombian market to Canadian cattle. Colombia was the first country in South America to reopen its market to Canadian cattle since 2003, which has a market value estimated by the industry to be worth more than $2-million a year.
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Volunteer group plans meetings to aid people losing vision by David Meyer ELORA - It could start as simply as suddenly struggling to read a newspaper. It could happen gradually, or perhaps over night. But when seniors begin to lose their vision, many of them begin to feel their world closing in around them - and a group of volunteers from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind is telling such people that losing their sight does not mean they have to shut down their lives. In fact, they are hoping to teach people losing their vision that there are many ways to cope with the problem, and some new equipment on the market that can creatively solve a large number of their issues and let them get back to enjoying their lives. Tommi Roden, Thelman Ashbourn, Gord Cummer, and Diane Barley visited the Wellington Advertiser officer on Aug. 19 to talk about a program being offered in Elora this fall. It is called New Horizons, New Dreams, and it is a free peer support program, where, they said, all people need to attend is a smile - even some of the guests canâ€™t see them. Cummer said CNIB started the program a dozen years ago for those with vision problems, or those anticipating problems. He said there will be two or three leaders of the program being held at the Heritage River Seniors home in Elora. It
will run for eight weeks, starting on Sept. 22 at one pm, and the seven following Wednesdays at that time. All four of the group suffer some type of vision difficulty. Cummer said facing the loss of the ability to drive can be traumatic, but they believe, he said, â€œItâ€™s not as bad as you think. There are ways to cope.â€? Ashbourn added, â€œYouâ€™re not alone. Barley noted, â€œItâ€™s not as bad when peers ... can explain coping skills.â€? Roden said, â€œThere are different aids to help.â€? Everyone in the group particularly loves talking books. The CNIB has the largest library of talking books in Canada located in Toronto, catering to every taste in literature. Roden noted that using new technology, even huge books can be placed on a single compact disc, and she said volunteers or even actors do an excellent job of reading. Cummer said the CNIB spends $10-million per year on its library, and can see to it that anyone can access those books. Ashbourn said people can call the library and staff will ask what kind of books people like, and send those, or there is the option of going on line and ordering them. She said she is relatively new to volunteering for CNIB and she had no difficulty using the service. Barley said their own vision
Proud volunteers - All four of these CNIB volunteers have vision problems, They are working to let seniors know there are ways to cope, and that a program is starting in September to do just that. From left: front, Laura Ashbourn, Tommi Roden; back, Gord Cummer and Diane Barley. loss attracts them to helping others with that problem. â€œI have a vested interest that everybody with vision loss can change their life if they want help.â€? Cummer explained that CNIB has specialists who offer
distinct services, depending on the disability. He said some can teach people to cope with mobility issues such as using a can, and how to get around the neighbourhood, and others are specialists in low vision aids. Still others can help people
rearrange the lights in their home for maximum help to see. All four have personal magnifiers that they use to read restaurant menus, and they range from a stamp magnifying glass that Cummer got at a stamp shop to others that are larger for those who need more magnification when dining out. Ashbourn cited a CCTV set up that has a camera and a monitor. What is shot on the camera comes immediately onto the monitor, so people who film a recipe can get it in large type when cooking. She likes it so much she got a second one, used, to use in her trailer. The New Horizon New Dreams program will include: - beginning the journey; - hearing one another; - letting go and moving forward; - courage to move; - on the move; - seeing with feeling; - reflections and visions; and - new beginnings. There are also a number of discussion topics as part of the program. Those are: - dispelling the myths; - eye pathology and behaviour; - processing the loss; - mobility inside and outside the home; - daily living skills; and - sight enhancement. Cummer said the program is designed for people age 50 and up, and is designed around
the needs of that particular age group. He said, though, that anyone is welcome to the series at Heritage River. The meetings will be held in the chapel and moving screening room. He added there is a similar program for teens, and another for those who are working age. Some of those have programs have even been done by telephone conference. The four, who all noted proudly they are unpaid volunteers, are strongly independent. Cummer said it can be difficult for a senior who has had the same doctor for years to suddenly have to change. That happened to him. â€œIf youâ€™re not happy hearing from your doctor, change doctors. I found one who wanted to treat me.â€? He added that going to the same doctor might mean a patient is getting adequate care, but, â€œYou need more than that adequacy.â€? Barley said peer support is very important. â€œWe find ways to make things work.â€? Ashbourn added that some people attend simply for the social aspects, while others gain a great deal from the coping strategies. Roden said of her own attendance, â€œI feel better.â€? While everyone is welcome, the organizers ask that if possible, people register in advance by calling Diane Gallately at 1-800-265-4127. They added, though, they will admit those who just show up.
Winners announced for tenth annual West Central Junior 4-H show ELORA - One hundred and eight 4-H members participated in the tenth annual WestCentral Junior Show held at the
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Amy, with second awarded to Alycia Walker, also of Wellington County, on Walkerbrae Comerica Nina. The senior calf class was topped by Emily Kyle, of Brant County, on Ash Lawn Deacon Roxanne 77W-P, with second awarded to Nathan Bo,s of Waterloo Region, on Bosdale Alexander Portea. In the yearling class, top honours went to Calvin Ysinga, of Waterloo Region, on Bosdale Champion Tootsie, with second going to Erica Sayles of Brant County, on Bridon Vincent Episode. Grand champion calf honours went to Kirsten Harbin, of Wellington County, with Aland Jacknife Amy, reserve was awarded to Alycia Walker, of Wellington, with Walkerbrae Comerica Nina, and honourable mention went to Lindsay Bos, of Waterloo Region, with Bosdale Shottle Libby. No one went home emptyhanded as all participants received prizes provided by the sponsors throughout the show. Shae Lightfoot, of Haldimand County, was the lucky winner of the beautiful hand-made show box. Over the past ten years hundreds of 4-H members have been given the opportunity to participate in a show that is competitive, educational, but above all else, fun.Members thanked all the sponsors and volunteers that make the WestCentral Junior Show possible year after year.
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The peewee showmanship champion was Tyler Canning, of Wellington County with Reserve going to Denise Sayles, of Brant. In the junior showmanship class, after three strong heats, Connor French, of Wellington County, was named junior showmanship champion with reserve going to Meghan Martin, of Waterloo. In the very large senior class, Caleigh Van Kampen, of Dufferin County, was named senior showmanship champion with Ally Spielmacher, of Grey County, following in reserve. For his overall showmanship champions, Judge Brethet selected Caleigh Van Kampen, then Connor French, with honourable mention going to Ally Spielmacher. Forty-two calves competed in the large junior calf class with first place going to Lindsay Bos, of Waterloo Region, on Bosdale Shottle Libby, and second place to Sayles, of Brant County, on Bridon Iatola Sonata. Top intermediate calf went to Kirsten Harbin, of Wellington County on Aland Jacknife
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Continued from page 2 Loonie/Toonie Midway rides and 6 Man Tractor Tug, Contact 519-848-5917. *** Knox Presbyterian Church, Grand Valley, Anne Lindsey & Alex Sinclair in Concert at 2pm. Tickets $12. *** Hike the Trail Series, 10am. Theme: Apples & Berries. Start Gerrie Road Entrance, Elora. More info. 519-843-2800.
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 Programs for Children: Preschool storytime programs for children ages 1-5, 10:30-11am. Please call the library for more information and to register for this free program. Don’t be disappointed – register early. 519-843-1180. *** Centre Wellington Singers 1st Fall practice. New members welcome. Social + registration 6:30pm, sing at 7:15. Heritage River Retirement basement dining room. More info. contact Carol Ann 519-821-3993, Julia 519-843-5419. *** Seniors Wellness Expo event. Open to the public. Free. Everything you always wanted to know about wellness, healthy aging, lifestyle and more. Over 25 exhibits. Drop in between 17pm. Rockmosa Community Centre. Telephone 519-833-9696 or www.eastwellingtoncommunityservices.com. *** Harriston & District Horticultural Society Meeting, Minto Community Auditorium, 7:30pm. Speaker: Brian Bergman. Topic: “Lilies, the Orchid of Perennials”. Everyone welcome. *** Until October 25- Come and join the Elora Grand Squares for a six week introduction to “Modern Square Dancing" course. Monday evenings 7:30-10pm (excluding Thanksgiving) at St. Mary School, 251 Irvine St, Elora. Cost is $40 per couple. Please call 519-846-8556 for more information.
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 4pm- 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 August 30. Contact Ross Coulter 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. 7:30-10:00 Paisley Road School, 406 Paisley Road, Guelph. Royal City Square Dance Club. 519836-7289. *** The Royal City Quilters' Guild (RCQG) will have its first monthly meeting for the 2010-2011 quilting season at 7pm at the Three Willows United Church on 577 Willow Rd. in Guelph. The speaker for the evening will be Garnet Smalley of Cotton by Post. Guests are welcome to join the meeting for $5 which can be credited towards membership. For more information call Judy 519822-2658.
SEPT15 Until October 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. *** Grandmothers of the Grand meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm at the Centre Wellington Sportplex boardroom. Please join us if you are interested in helping us raise awareness and funds for the AIDS/HIV pandemic in Africa, specifically for the Stephen Lewis Foundation - Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign. For more information call Cinda at 519-843-1034. *** General Meeting Arthur Legion, 8pm. *** Fergus & District Horticultural Society Meeting: 7:30pm. Fergus - Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Topic: "Successful Water Gardening" Speaker: Farley See. September Flower Show. Our monthly meetings (every 3rd Wednesday) feature informative topics and speakers. Everyone welcome. Please call Helen for info. 519-843-3131.
SEPT16 Arthur Agricultural Society Directors meeting. 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All welcome. *** Arthur and District Horticulture Society Fall Show at Sr. Citizen's Hall 8pm. Featuring "The Home Photographer" class. Please have
entries in place by 7:45. Everyone is welcome. Youth meeting 6pm. *** WCL Fergus Branch Library Programs for Children. After school book club for children in grades 6 – 8 begins, 4-5 pm. Please call the library for more information and to register for this free program. Don’t be disappointed – register early. 519-843-1180. *** 10am to 2pm the Alzheimer Society will be celebrating the 15th annual National Coffee Break® Day at our office 111 Macdonell Street. We will be serving coffee and treats. All are welcome. *** Drive Thru Chicken BBQ. $12. 5-7pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fergus. Order and pick up tickets before Sept 9. Call the church 519-843-3565. *** Back with a New Name. Senior Book Bites Book Club (previously 9-12 Book Club) (Grades 6-8) It’s Only Rock and Roll … But We Love It. Come join us for 5 weeks of music. Explore music lyrics and musicians from the last 5 decades. 4-5pm. Please register. WCL Fergus Branch Library. 519-843-1180. *** Ladies' Bible Studies at Central Pentecostal Church start their Fall Semester with registration Day on 9:30 to 11:30am in Chamberlain Hall. Seven Courses are being offered, inc. Precept, Beth Moore, Coghill etc. Regular classes start on the 23rd with Childcare. For more information call the church office 7674 Colborne St., between Elora and Fergus 519-846-0272. All ladies welcome. *** Arthritis Society/Mount Forest Family Health Team. Learn to manage your arthritis at three free workshops: 10am-12pm. Claire Stewart Medical Clinic. 519-323-0255. Register today.
SEPT 17 September 17 - 19- Harriston-Minto 151th Fall Fair Cornstalks & Scarecrows, Harriston-Minto Fairgrounds. 519-338-3903. *** 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. *** Wing Night, 6-8pm. $12. Arthur Legion
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26th Annual General Meeting The public, and all members of East Wellington Community Services – EWCS, are invited to attend the 25th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockwood Fire Hall. 5141 Wellington Road 27. Please note that only members who have purchased their annual membership prior to August 31, 2010 will be eligible to vote at the AGM. Memberships can be purchased at the EWCS office at 45 Main Street, Erin or at 106 Church Street, Rockwood for $10 each. Everyone who purchased a Fill Up Your Tanks Raffle ticket in 2010 are also invited to attend EWCS’s AGM.
SEPT18 The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Kent Tocher. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. *** Moorefield Community Centre: Swiss Folk-Evening with entertainment by - Alpine Dancers from Kitchener - Swiss Concert in a quartet Edelweiss - Alphorn Players – Jodel choir Swiss Jodel friends. 8pm. Raffle and lunch. Advance tickets $14. - $16 at the door. Info. 519-638-3287. *** Sept 18- Treasure Shop 9am-12noon. held by the Grace Christian Fellowship. Free good used clothing for all ages. Bethel Baptist Church, 675 Victoria Terrace, Fergus. *** Paws For Literacy™ 1- 3 pm at the Hillsburgh Branch, Wellington County Library, 98B Trafalgar Rd. Hillsburgh. Our favourite Paws Pals, led by Spirit Ridge K9 Training & Rescue’s Koukla, are ready to listen to kids read. Space is limited; so please register your child for their 20 minute reading session. For more information, phone 519-855-4010.
SEPT 19 Monck Baptist Church Anniversary. 11am, with the Rev. David Connolly as Guest Speaker. He is the Lead Pastor of Islington Evangel Centre in Rexdale. Special music by Willaby Cotton and friends. *** Wall Custance Memorial Forest Dedication, Arboretum, University of Guelph - 2:30pm. For further information please call Wall Custance Funeral Home - 519-822-0051 or The Arboretum 519-824-4120 ext. 52113. *** Grand Valley’s Terry Fox Run / Walk / Cycle. Register at the Grand Valley Community Centre from 10am - 1:30pm and enjoy a stroll on The Upper Grand Trailway. 10km & 3km routes. For More Information please contact Vada at: 519-928-2841. *** Friends of the Orphans Canada annual golf tournament Pike Lake Golf Club. Shotgun start 1pm - $75 per person includes 9 holes, cart, steak dinner and prizes. Non-golfers come and enjoy the meal and silent auction - $25. Please call, Ken Speers 519-3435161 or Mark Robinson 519-343-5149. *** Join us at 11am as Rothsay's Saint James United Church celebrates its 153rd Anniversary with worship and special music by the Holstein Belles - a women's Barbershop Chorus. Lunch is provided after the service. All welcome. ***
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HOROSCOPES - For the first week of September ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, say what you need to say before it is too late. If you think you have problems, it's best to talk them over when the opportunity arises, possibly this week. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You seem to be living the same moments over and over again, Taurus. Why not change things up a bit with a little variety? You just might enjoy the change.
your mind is made up, you have a hard time changing the way you feel, but give it a shot this week. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, sneaking around behind someone's back is a recipe for trouble. If you are thinking of doing something underhanded, it's probably a good idea to reconsider.
GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you're in a domestic mood this week and could find yourself spending more time than normal in the kitchen. Experiment with all types of recipes.
CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, bury the hatchet and make up with the person with whom you have had an ongoing strained relationship. As you get older you will find old wounds heal quicker.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, give it your best shot because that's all you can do this week, when the deck seems to be stacked against you. You may find that Lady Luck is on your side.
AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 It's time to take the plunge, Aquarius. Instead of being shy about making a big purchase, you simply have to get it done already. Others will support your efforts.
LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, open your mind and see things with a new perspective. Only then can you wrap your head around a situation that has been causing you grief for some time. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, just when you thought you were down and out, circumstances change and good things start coming your way this week. Share the news soon. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 It's time to seal up your wallet, Libra. The spending has gotten out of control, and you could find yourself in some financial trouble if you don't curtail your spending habits. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, changing your perception of a person is easier said than done. Once
PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, it's hard to be at your best when you aren't feeling well. If you've been under the weather, rally the strength to go on.
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County of Wellington “Connecting Citizens with County News” SECOND TIME ‘ROUND
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY Recently, volunteers of the Second Time ʻRound consignment store in Elora gathered at the Wellington Terrace annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the new pavilion on the pond. The pavilion was made possible through contributions from the Second Time ʻRound store and the County of Wellington. Second Time ʻRound operates solely on the support of community volunteers. All profits go to Wellington Terrace to assist in financing significant items and services for the residents of the Terrace.
IT STARTED OUT AS A SIMPLE IDEA ... to plant trees and make Wellington County a little greener.
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IGNITE YOUR LITERARY PASSION! SEPTEMBER 17 - 20, 2010 On the banks of the Eramosa River in Eden Mills
Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. Wellington County Museum and Archives 0536 Wellington Road 18 in Fergus The Green Legacy Programme will grow for many years to come. Weʼre just getting started.
Donʼt miss this premiere literary event, featuring live music, a childrenʼs site, popular aboriginal area, and delicious refreshments! Be sure to visit “Publishers Way” to have your favorite author sign their book. The Eden Mills Writerʼs Festival is nationally acclaimed literary event, offering a wide range of events.
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The Green Legacy Tree Planting Programme will continue in 2011. This spring, over 157,000 trees will be planted all over Wellington County! Order forms will be available October 1st. Visit www.wellington.ca, or call 519.837.2600 ext. 3120* to obtain an order form. Order early to avoid disappointment.
County of Wellington Administration Centre 74 Woolwich St. Guelph, ON N1H 3T9
SIXTH 2010 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) EVENT DAY Saturday, September 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Aberfoyle County Roads Garage, 7396 Wellington Rd. 34, Aberfoyle
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 email@example.com *ALL CALLS CAN BE MADE TOLL FREE TO 1.800.663.0750
Published on Sep 2, 2010