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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Gordonville

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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Sept 17

Sunday Sept. 26th, 2010 at 11:00 am

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Chaplain at Grand Valley Women’s Prison Special Music Lunch served following the service All Welcome

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Saturday October 2nd, 2010 7:30pm - 11:30pm at Belwood Community Hall Lunch provided. Tickets $10 Call: Gerry 519-855-4630 Betty 519-836-2331 Peg 519-843-1127

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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. *** Gardening workshop with Mitchell Hewson, Manager, Homewood Horticultural Therapy. “Nurturing Body Mind and Soul Through Horticultural Therapy”. Mount Forest Sports Complex. 9am - 12 noon. Call Sharon at 519-848-2084 to register. No Cost. *** Drive Thru Chicken Dinner 5-7pm at the Palmerston Legion, 260 Daly St. 1/2 chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert. Drive up to the auditorium front entrance and your dinner will be waiting for you to pick up. Advance tickets only. Call 519-3433919 for tickets. *** Eastern Canadian Hanoverian Breeders Club Annual show & inspection. 1pm Sept. 17, 9am Sept. 18. Call 519-856-4319 for details. *** Pig roast and pork loin dinner. Entertainment by Brett Baker, “Stealin’ the covers” $25pp. Call Guelph Legion 519-822-1565.

Page 1 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 In Celebration of to midnight on Saturdays. *** National Volunteer Week Moorefield Community Centre: Swiss Folk-Evening with entertainment by - Alpine Dancers from Kitchener - Swiss Concert in Call 1 888 2 DONATE 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. Admat C - English Providing reliable and *** VON’stransportation Volunteer Treasure Shop 9am - 12noon. held by the Grace Christian convenient Fellowship. Free good used clothing for all ages. Bethel Baptist to seniors and adults with Programs Include: Church, 675 Victoria Terrace, Fergus. disabilities, who live in • Office Support *** Fergus & Elora as well as • & Adult/Alzheimer Day Programs Paws For Literacy™ 1- 3 pm at the Hillsburgh Branch, Wellington Guelph Wellington County • Board of Directors County Library, 98B Trafalgar Rd. Hillsburgh. Our favourite Transportation available Paws Pals, led by Spirit Ridge K9 Training & Rescue’s Koukla, • VolunteerisVisiting for medical appointments, are ready to listen to kids read. Space is limited; so please register • Transportation/P.A.T.E.R. tasks •of Congregate daily living: such as your child for their 20 minute reading session. For more informaDining banking or grocery shopping tion, phone 519-855-4010. • Meals On Wheels and for social outings within *** • Security Checks/Reassurance Arthur Legion Jamboree 2pm -? FREE admission. For more info. the community. call Nancy 519-848-5702. *** Von - Victorian OrderSITE of Nurses VON PEEL Serving Peel Waterloo Regions,Regions, Wellington and Dufferin Counties.Counties Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) at Aberfoyle County Roads Serving and Waterloo Wellington and Dufferin For more information about our transportation program or other Garage, 7396 Wellington Rd. 34, Aberfoyle, from 9am- 3pm. For more information about these programs or to volunteer call 1 800 727 1581 VON programs or to volunteer call: This service is for residents in Centre Wellington, Erin, Guelph/ P.A.T.E.R. call Cambridge 519 622 4967 Eramosa, Mapleton, Minto, Puslinch and Wellington North only. MountFor Forest: 519-323-2330 press 1 There is no charge. Only household materials defined as HHW will be accepted (e.g., paint, chemicals and motor oil). For more information contact SWS at (519) 837-2601. *** Luther Marsh Youth Outdoors Day at Luther Marsh. Free for youth 10 to 17 years of age. 3/25/07

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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. *** Kinettes Community Brunch. Acton Community Centre/Arena. 9:30am - 1pm. $6, preschoolers free. All you can eat breakfast buffet. Next Brunch: October 31st, 2010.

Sept 20

Women Cancer Support group. 3rd Tuesday of every Month. 10am-12pm. Free. St. Joseph Church Community Hall. 460 St George, St., W. Fergus. Lunch out 1st Wednesday of every Month. Call Joyce B. 519-843-3213 or Judy D, 519-843-3947 Ext: 100. *** The Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington and East Wellington Community Services presents – “How can I do this?” 1-3pm at Rockwood Library. Topics include: Caregivers need care too. The G Word-Guilt, Caring Comforting and Communicating. This 2 part series is free, call Sherri to register 519-833-0087. *** Centre Wellington Women’s Connection dinner meeting. 7674 Colborne St. E., Elora. $17. Reservation essential. Call Carol at 519-846-5459. *** Elmira & District Horticultural Society presents “All About Bulbs” with Mary Grad & Linda Barkovsky of Guelph & Wellington County Master Gardeners at Trinity United Church Hall, Arthur St. N. 7:30pm. Members: free; Visitors: $2. New members welcome. Info. 519-669-2458.

Sept 21

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. Paisley Road School, 406 Paisley Road, Guelph. Royal City Square Dance Club. 519836-7289. *** 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. Comforting hot tea will be served. For more information call 519-265-5770. *** Piecing Together Canada’s History Through Quilts. 7:30pm. Storyteller Pauline Grondin shares stories, songs and traditions about quilt designs of long ago, plus quilt display. Theatre, Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. Tickets and more info: 519-748-1914. Admission: $15, $12 for seniors and students, series subscription: $75 *** New Book Club for Kids. (Grades 3-5). 4-5 pm Join the “Junior Book Bites” and be part of a brand new book club for kids. Come out and join the “Diary Craze” at our first meeting…Do you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Dork Diaries? Dear Canada? Let’s get together once a month and talk books, do a craft and have some fun. Please register. WCL Fergus Branch Library. 519-843-1180. *** Genealogy Workshop, 1-2 pm. Ancestry.com Library edition tutorials – Sarah Fisher, Facilitator. Enrolment limited to 9 people per session – don’t be disappointed, register early. WCL Fergus Branch Library. 519-843-1180. *** Guelph Township Horticultural Society general meeting. 7:30pm. Mini Demo: - Drying Herbs. Speaker: Stephanie Jarvis, Halton Parks Dept., on Creating a Perennial Garden with Continuous Bloom. All Welcome. Lunch follows. More info. Jean 519-8225289. *** Legion Week Ladies Auxiliary Lunch- Fergus Branch, 11:301:30. 500 Blair St. Fergus. $10. Includes: Pork/beef on a bun, salad, pickle tray, dessert, tea, coffee, juice. Takeout orders are pick up only. Phone 519-843-2345.

Sept 22

Elora and Salem Horticultural Society’s Monthly Meeting, 7:30pm. Paul Morris from the Acorus Restoration Native Plant Nursery will discuss “Attracting Birds & Butterflies to Your Sanctuary”. Heritage River Retirement Community, 25 Wellington Drive, Elora. Everyone is Welcome. *** Seniors day excursion to Famous People Players theatre for presentation of the hilarious musical production `She Did What?!!’. Includes dinner, ticket and return transportation. Cost = $100.00 per person. Contact East Wellington Community Services at 519833-9696 ext 229. *** Third Age Learning Guelph Fall Lecture series begins at the Arboretum Centre off College Ave. $30 per 8 week session or $5/ week. Contact Enid Fanning 519-822-5181. *** Business Networking International, K-W Chapter guest speaker for is Ralph Hoeft, Registered Massage Therapist. The group meets at East Side Marios. 450 King St. N Waterloo. 11:30 -1pm every Wednesday. Guests are welcome. For more info if required contact rreed@barrycullen.com

Sept 23

Back with a New Name. Senior Book Bites Book Club (previously 9-12 Book Club) (Grades 6-8) It’s Only Rock and Roll … Continued on page 15

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Bellamy Family: Harvesting seasonal traditions in West Garafraxa by Mike Robinson

WEST GARAFRAXA When there’s a field of dreams, there’s a harvest to be had. And it seems a family that threshes together - stays together. Locally the Bellamy and Griffen families are keeping tradition alive with an annual threshing bee. Recently one was held at the Bellamy Farm along County Road 19 between Fergus and Belwood. Now in its 10th year, the event draws people from far and wide. Jim Bellamy and his uncle, Bob Bellamy, were there in the beginning. Jim Bellamy said the first threshing bee was held at the Gary Griffen’s property on the Fifth Line of West Garafraxa just up the road. “He just had it the one year and we took our threshing machines there - along with our Old Favourite.” “My dad was living at the time, and he decided we should have it here. So it’s been here for eight years, and one year in Belwood.”

Bob Bellamy added that the family had an old separator on the farm here so we decided we’d have a fun day. “But what really started it was that they had the separator in an anniversary parade in Belwood, and that gave us the idea.” Jim said that while that got that idea in place, “We decided we’d better raise money and donate it the hospital. We did that for five years, and for the past four years, donations have gone to support the local fire department.” And it’s an event that has grown over the years. “It’s gotten bigger all the time,” says Bob. “They’re coming from farther away all the time.” Jim noted participants have come from Cambridge, Erin, Hillsburgh, and Elmira. Even so, some of them return year after year. “And the people, they’re coming from Hanover, Toronto and Kitchener just to watch it.” Jim attributed some of that attendance to good weather. “But we also put on a good

Threshing crew - It’s a family affair when Rick Bellamy, Gary Griffen, Bob Bellamy, Jim Bellamy and Randy Bellamy get together to run the annual Bellamy-Griffen threshing bee. photos by Mike Robinson

meal here. For the ticket a person gets pork, beef, corn, pie, cakes, butter tarts - just like at a regular threshing bee,” he chuckled. And while it was perfect weather for this year’s event, Bob added “we’ve never been rained out yet.” When asked how much effort was involved, both chuckled in unison, “A lot.” Jim explained there’s about a week’s worth of work both before and after the event. Bob added there’s a lot of work to put it together and to take it apart. But there’s more than just the threshing at the BellamyGriffen event. In addition to the threshing machines, there is a tractor-powered sawmill, stone crusher, antique tractor displays, and a miniature baler. On top of that, there’s a

tractor pull near the back of the property. At the end of the day, it seems there’s something for the young

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ENTERTAINMENT Footlight Follies at Century Church Theatre HILLSBURGH - The tury Church Theatre here Cen­ continues its summer festival with a traditional old-time Music Hall, Footlight Follies, Sept. 24 to 26. Better known to North Am­e ri­c an audiences as Vaudeville, the Music Hall follows a long tradition in popular enter­tainment. Compiled by Neville Wor­ s­nop, from an original concept by Bev Nicholas, the Follies is a fast-paced trip through com­ edy and song from a team of performers. Soprano Judith Bean and baritone David Pounds will touch memories and tickle heartstrings with songs and duets, while champion fiddler Melissa Mouck will get toes tapping to some Celtic music and dance, and a little Modern Country as well. That is interspersed with comedy sketches, and hilarious

interruptions from Nicholas Holm­es and Worsnop. Dorean Boss will provide accompani­ ment on the pianoforte. The show is brought together by a chairman, Chris­topher Worsnop Esquire, who keeps order with his gavel while introducing the various acts, and adding some of his own humour to the proceedings. With opportuni­ ties for the audience to join in some of the choral numbers, it is sure to be a stimulating and entertaining performance. Artists from the Hills of Erin Studio Tour will be playing in the theatre on dis­ Saturday and Sunday, and this is the final chance to bid on items in the silent auction that has run all summer. The show runs Friday and Saturday evening at 8pm ($27), and Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm ($22). Seats may be reserved by calling the box office at 519-855-4586.

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Blyth Festival presents play about WWII Veteran BLYTH - The Blyth Festival presents Jake’s Gift by Julia Mackey – an awardwin­ning Canadian play about a World War II veteran’s journey back to Juno Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. During the trip, cantank­ erous Jake meets Isabelle, a precocious 10-year old from a local village, whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old veteran to confront some long ignored ghosts. Jake’s Gift was created after writer and performer Julia Mackey travelled to Normandy, in 2004 for the 60th anniver­ sary ceremonies of D-Day.

She spent eight days touring the Normandy coast, attending many of the ceremonies and interviewing Canadian, British and American veterans, as well as the local French people. Jake’s Gift runs on Sept. 27 at 8pm at Blyth Memorial Hall. Tickets are $25, and available at www.blythfestival.com or by calling 1-877-862-5984. The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 420, Blyth and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Branch 420 are offering a country supper for $15 in the lower hall at 6pm. A special matinee will also be held on Sept. 27 at 1:00

p.m. for school groups. The Theatre-for-Young Audience presenta­tion is part of the Blyth Festival’s ongoing commitment to providing opportuni-

ties for area youth to participate in the arts locally. For more information visit the web site or call 1-877-8625984.

Mid-year auditions set for Guelph Youth Singers Guelph Youth Singers is holding auditions in early Sep­ tember for the 2010 term. Children and youth who love to sing, and who are between the ages of 6 and 18, are welcome to attend.

For more information and to book an audition with this out­ stand­ ing youth choral organization, phone 519-8218574 or email to admin@­ guelphyouth­sing­ers.com.


Saturday & Sunday September 18-19 & 25-26 10 am - 5 pm each day

21 Artists in 11 Locations

All are eager to demonstrate their techniques and show you their creations

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ENTERTAINMENT ELORA - The second an­ nual Riverfest attracted music lovers from across Ontario to the Elora Centre for the Arts. As anticipated, Riverfest ’10 was a success with warm

Riverfest attracted hundreds from across Ontario temperatures and great music attracting audiences Aug. 27 and 28. Event organizer, Marilyn Koop said she “couldn’t be happier with the support she received from the community

and the volunteers over the weekend – the bands were overwhelmed with the recep­ tion they received.” Hundreds of people descended upon the Elora Centre for the Arts for Friday’s event. Ukulele queen Zöe Jan­ zen, formerly of Arthur, and indie folk divas Dala.

On Saturday evening, the audience arrived early to enjoy a barbecue and to hear Winnipeg’s House of Doc , which opened the show with a high energy brand of folk and pop. Country roots veterans Prairie Oyster turned up the volume and delivered an elec­ trifying performance that

got the crowd up on its feet and dancing. Riverfest offered a mobile stage this year that ensured the sound, lighting, and special effects were first rate. Riverfest organizers thanked several sponsors, including the Township of Centre Wellington, Scotia

Bank, The Grand River Race­ way and the many others who helped make the event possible. Proceeds from the event will be put back into the Elora Centre for the Arts to help run the classes, workshops and children’s educational pro­ grams.

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Details of specific first tryouts by age will be posted at www.cwceltics.ca

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Uke sensation - Zoe Janzen, of Arthur, opened Riverfest.

Various curling opportunities in Men’s, Ladies’, Senior, and Mixed leagues (for a complete listing of curling times please visit our website at www.ferguscurling.ca.). Little Rocks and Junior curling available on Sunday afternoon and evenings.

CURLING 101 – AN INTRODUCTION TO CURLING Curling 101 is your chance to try curling without the commitment of joining a league for a year. This course begins on Tuesday, October19th 8:30 – 10:00 p.m. and runs for 6 weeks. Curling 101 provides you with weekly instruction and game action. For more information contact: Carl Gray 519-843-5219


Visit our website www.ferguscurling.ca to complete your curling registration on line.

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Early in the evening, while sampling the Loyola House kit­ chen’s appetizers, guests will have the opportunity to view and bid on items donated to the feast’s silent auction, followed by a dinner.

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Cocktails will begin at 5pm, with dinner served at 6pm. Live entertainment will be provided by The Order of Good Cheer. Tickets are $90 each and can be purchased by contacting 519-824-1250 extension 250 or administration@ ignatiusguelph.ca. The fundraising event helps to support the work of the Ig­na­ tius Jesuit Centre of Guelph; home to Loyola House Retreat and Training Centre, the Ecology Project, the Ignatius Farm CSA and the Plant an Old Growth Forest Project. For more information, visit http://­ ignatiusguelph.ca/­a bout/ events.html.


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September is Arthritis Awareness month

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National Arthritis Month

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As one of the leading causes of disability in Canada, arthri­ tis affects people of every age, physical condition and ethnic background. One in six Canadians has arthritis and the number is growing at an alarming rate. Every September, The Arthritis Society uses Arthritis Aware­ ness Month to heighten under­ standing of the disease and raise funds for arthritis research and services. This September, The Arthritis Society is highlight­ ing the staggering impact of arthri­tis on Canadian workers. Peo­ple with arthritis have daily struggles that their co-workers do not face. Symptoms like pain and stiffness of arthritis can interfere with the ability to perform work-related tasks. The high prevalence of arthritis among working-age Canadians has devastating con­ sequences for the work­ place. While many men and women with arthritis work, a recent Public Health Agency of Canada report found that 44 per cent are working with job limitations and 33 per cent require job modifications. Canadians unaware Many Canadians do not understand the impact arthritis has on people in the workplace.

A recent Ipsos Reid poll commissioned by The Arthritis Society revealed that many Can­ adians do not understand the struggles faced by workers with arthritis. Almost four in 10 Canadians surveyed believe employees with arthritis are able to perform the same duties as their co-workers. “In fact, the pain, stiffness, and fatigue associated with some types of arthritis can make it difficult for many work­ ers to perform routine tasks” said Steven McNair, president and chief executive officer of The Arthritis Society. “Most people with arthritis are affected dur­ ing their prime income-earning years and many worry whether their symp­ toms will worsen and if they can continue work­ ing.” Of the more than four mil­ lion Canadians with arthri­ tis, about 60 per cent are of work­ ing age. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, caus­ ed by joint degeneration and inflammation. Although there is no known cure, there are a number of treatments but their effectiveness and accessi­bility can vary by individual situ­ ation. Most types of arthri­ tis can be managed by pacing, planning ahead and adopting a healthier lifestyle.

A recent study of almost 500 employed Canadians with arthritis found that about 37 per cent left work at some point over a five-year period as a re­sult of their disease. In addition, a recent Public Health Agency of Canada report stated 44 per cent of employed people with arthritis are working with job limitations and 33 per cent require job modifications. Contessa Benson, of Win­ nipeg, was diagnosed with pso­ ri­atic polyarthritis almost four years ago and found it difficult to perform her duties as a travel agent. “The pain was very intense,” she recalled. “When­ ever I walked, it felt like I was moving barefoot across a sea of knives. My hips were swol­ len so it was uncomfortable to sit in a chair. My fingers were also affected, which made it hard to use a pen or type on a key­board. I didn’t know how I could maintain my career. At my doctor’s advice, I took a leave of absence to rest my joints and allow medications to work.” Now back on the job, Ben­ son continues to work thanks to workplace adjustments, plan­ ning, and communication with co-workers. Her workspace has been outfitted with several

ergo­nomic aids, such as a foot­ stool and a raised keyboard, that protect her joints from excess wear and tear. She also plans ahead and paces herself. “I know there are parts of the day, particularly in the morning, when I’m feeling my best and that’s when I try to get most of my work done. Taking breaks conserves my energy and keeps me alert. My col­leagues have also been very co­ operative; they spare me from a lot of physical exer­ tion by mov­ing chairs or lifting boxes.” McNair added, “Arthritis currently costs the Canadian economy $6.4-billion every year in health-care expenses and lost work days. With the prevalence of arthritis set to dramatically increase, this prob­lem is about to get a lot worse so we need to find better treatments and a cure.” The Arthritis Society is drawing attention to the strug­ gles of workers with arthritis during Arthritis Awareness Month in September. It has just published a new Arthritis in the Workplace booklet, available in English and French. Google Arthritis Society of Canada for more information.

Exercises for seniors with limited mobility

September is Arthritis Month! Relieve Arthritis symptoms and learn how to manage your pain from one of our registered physiotherapists.

519-787-2714 Serving the C-W Community since 1999

Exercise is important for all people, including the elderly. Yet, seniors who have lim­ ited mobility or are confined to a wheelchair may think they couldn’t possibly exercise. However there are many things such individuals can do to stay in shape all while sitting down. Doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of daily exercise for most people. Exercise is beneficial for seniors because it keeps muscles from atrophy­ ing, improves mental alertness, strengthens bones, and leads to a healthier metabolism, among other things. For seniors who think they won’t be able to handle tra­ ditional exercise, chair exer­ cises or modified pilates can be

effective, even for those with trouble walking or standing for extended periods of time. To get started, all one needs is some loose-fitting clothing and a chair. Begin by doing some stretching movements of the neck, arms and legs. Rotate the head left and right and in circles to stretch the neck and back muscles. Lift arms over the head and slowly drop down to the sides of the body to stretch arms and back muscles. Lift and lower the legs a few times to warm them up. To begin exercises, start slowly and gradually build up repetitions. Exercises to try include boxing or punching into the air, arm circles, and arm curls. For the legs, work

the back and front of the legs. Kick the legs out in front of the body several times. Hold legs parallel to the floor (as much as possible) and do leg crosses. Put feet flat on the floor and lift up the heels. Keep feet on the floor and push down to work the buttocks and the top of the thighs. Individuals who have mas­ tered these exercises and have been told by a doctor that it is OK to do something a bit more strenuous may want to add very light weights to the equa­ tion for more resistance. Two or five pound weights are all that’s needed to give muscles even more of a workout. Those looking to change things up from day to day can

think about doing yoga in a chair or even tai chi exercises. Deep breathing and meditation after workouts can be part of a cool down and stress-relief program. If swimming is possible, or even simply entering a pool, water provides gentle resis­ tance and could be a good way to work the body in a gradual manner. Buoyancy from the water will be easy on joints and this type of exercise is very low-impact. Remember to always con­ sult a doctor before beginning any type of exercise regimen, be it with a personal trainer or on your own. The doctor can discuss which type of exercises may be safe.

Heritage River is excited to invite you to a new Multi-Sensory Brain Stimulation Program called Every Thursday starting September 30 3:00pm - 5:00pm VON office: 392 Main St. N., Mount Forest

Celebrate food... from field to table


Tastes for Life will provide information on nutrition, teach cooking skills and provide easy access to resources to support healthy aging at home.

Sat. September 25 , 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. th

A fee will apply to cover costs of meals & resources provided.

Come see how you can improve your memory and concentration, enhance cognition and improve balance and coordination. This unique program is based on the current scientific research on how the brain functions.

Topics Include:

• Healthy Eating: The Basics • Tips & Tricks when cooking for only 1 or 2 • Cool Beans: Things You didn’t Know About Legumes • Fresh & Fabulous: The Magic of Fruits & Veggies • Hold the Salt, Not the Flavour: Cooking with Herbs & Spices • Taking Charge of your Health

Paul Hyman, a licensed Brain Gym instructor, will show you how to do these easy exercises at home

To register call 519-321-1151


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Mount Forest Family Health Team

Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 17, 2010 PAGE NINE



Caressant Care had recent visit from exotic animals from Tiger Paw

ARTHUR - Tiger Paw is located just outside of Arthur on a farm off Highway 9 but it came to Caressant Care seniors home recently. Tim Height is the owner and Hans Eschlboeck works with him and organized the event with Caressant Care. He also stayed for the entire animal show. Caressant Care officials

made the connection through Eschlboeck’s son, Howie, who volunteers at the home for his 40 hours of community service for his high school credits. Eschlboeck and Height agreed it should be run as a com­ munity event for the seniors and decided to run the entire show free of charge. That included set up, onsite animal information from

Eschlboeck and all the clean up. The residents took in mul­ tiple loops around the stroll garden to view the animals many times. Animals included white hens, rabbits, pot belly pigs, goats, llama’s, miniature cows, donkeys and on the more exotic side, an alligator, two snakes and a wallaby. At one point the wallaby

was allowed to go loose and visit everyone. Eschlboeck said it is very safe and friendly. Many family members and grandchildren took part in the event. The kids enjoyed a clown and free helium balloons as well as pop, ice-cream bars and popsicles. The residents loved the day and commented how they never thought they would see

something like this in their backyard. Many residents proved to

be daredevils and wore the snake around their necks and wrists.

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In Celebration of National Volunteer Week

VON Smart Fitness Program Clownin’ around - There was more than just animals at Caressant Care in Arthur recently. This clown made Joyce Penman smile. contributed photos

Friendly visitor - Jack Barber, of Caressant Care in Arthur, had no fear when he met this friendly snake, a part of the Tiger Paw visit.

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Service dogs definitely can be man’s best friend

Service and assistance dogs can make everyday living possible for thousands of people with disabilities. Many people have seen guide dogs who navigate difficult terrain and assist their blind handlers. But service dogs are available for many different conditions. Some assist the deaf, alerting the handler to sounds. There are other dogs trained to respond when an individual has a seizure. Some dogs assist with mobility issues, providing the “arms” or “legs” for a disabled person. There are even dogs that can serve in psychiatric settings, assisting those with certain mental illnesses. Without service dogs, many

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people may not be able to live full lives. Service dogs are often donated to individuals, and training of animals is on a volunteer basis. Whatever the case, the most important part of the scenario is a capable and willing dog being matched with a person in need. Service dogs come into their service careers in a number of ways. Some dogs were shelter dogs that were evaluated for proper temperament and trainability. Other dogs are surrendered to training organizations from former pet owners who need to find the pet a new home. On rare occasions breeders donate service dogs.

Service dogs may be trained by organizations or by individuals. Depending on the dog’s age, training can take a minimum of six months to as long as 22 months to complete. Training will include fostering by a family to ensure the dog has household manners. Because service dogs will have to have ears and eyes on their handlers at all times, they will be trained to ignore distractions in their environment. They also must be able to respond to commands promptly and avoid the behavioral problems that can sometimes plague dogs, such as food aggression. Sometimes service dogs in

training are simply not able to meet the needs of a service dog. They may be released from training for adoption. It takes a very special dog to be a successful service dog. This type of dog must be happy in temperament, obedient, quick to learn, and able to interact with both people and other animals without any aggression. For more information about assistance dogs and training, visit www.assistancedogsinternational.org.

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Come try this new gentle fitness program and have a scrumptious hot meal for FREE! When?: Tues. Sept. 21st, 2010 at 11:00am • Office Support Where?: VON Office, • Adult/Alzheimer Programs 392 Main St. N., MountDay Forest Who?: Seniors who would like • Board of Directors to exercise with others to help decrease the risk• ofVolunteer falls, buildVisiting muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. • Transportation/P.A.T.E.R. Cost?: FREE • Congregate Limited Space Available,Dining so register now! To• register, call Wheels Kelly Gee Meals On SMART Program Coordinator • Security Checks/Reassurance 519-323-2330 ext. 5235

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Victoria Park Seniors Centre’s Active Living & Retirement Show Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 10:00am - 2:00pm

Held at Victoria Park Seniors Centre 150 Albert St., West, Fergus Free Admission ~ Free Seminars ~ Free Refreshments Door Prizes ~ Giveaways ~ Lunch Available! Information & Active Living Fair focused on healthy aging at home for those 55+! See the many community-based exhibitor booths on a wide variety of topics: Health & Wellness • Fitness Programs & Services • Travel Seniors’ Support Services • Financial Services • Housing Volunteer Opportunities • Recreational Programs • and more!

Brian Ward

FREE Drop-In Presentations: 10:30 am - The Benefits of Physical Activity 12:30 pm - The Benefits of Healthy Eating

For more information contact: 519-787-1814

Hearing Centre

135 St. David St., S.

(in The Old Livery), Fergus


This event sponsored jointly by the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion

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Rural Life

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The OMAFRA Report

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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 DISCOVER LOCAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE UP CLOSE! Saturday September 25th: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 4th Annual - Wellington Rural ROMP - Over 20 different farms and markets with special programming. Pick up your copy of the local food map at local libraries, tourist outlets and businesses for all the details. Check the website: www.guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca or phone: 519-821-6638 X 335. GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS by John C. Benham, Program Rep. 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. RECORD SOYBEAN CROP STILL ON TARGET - AGCAN from AgriLink Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says soybean production is forecast at a record high 3.95 Mt, up by 13% from 2009-10. Area seeded rose by 5% on support from attractive returns while yields are expected to be well above the 5 year average. The supply of soybeans is estimated to rise by 10% to a record 4.8 Mt due to sharply higher carry-in stocks and steady imports. Exports are forecast to rise to a record 2.5 Mt on support from the strong world demand for commercial and Identity Preserved soybeans. Total domestic use is forecast to rise slightly on support from a steady crush pace and increased feed, waste and dockage. Carry-out stocks are forecast to decline slightly, to 0.5 Mt, which is significantly above the 5 year average. Soybean prices are forecast to decline slightly due to lower US prices resulting from the near-record large crop and the continued near-par Canadian dollar. COMING EVENTS: 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. Sept. 20 - Oct. 15 - Farm Credit Canada - Drive Away Hunger comes to Ontario from September 20 to October 15, to collect food and cash donations for local food banks. Join the drive by donating at your local FCC office, and watch for the tractor and trailer tours that will visit the Guelph, Walkerton, Listowel, Lindsay and Barrie areas: October 13-15. To find out more, visit: www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca. Sept. 21 - 25 - International Plowing Match & Farm Machinery Show - Elgin, St. Thomas. Check the website: www.ipm2010. com/. 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. Sept. 25 Wellington Rural Romp – over twenty County of Wellington farms and markets will open their doors to the public with special programming for this self-guided tour. For information, call 519-821-5363 x335 or the website: http://guelphwellingtonlocalfood.ca. Oct. 8 -11 Erin Fall Fair, on Main Street. For more information, call: 519-833-2808. Oct. 15 Wellington County Plowmen’s Banquet & Awards Night at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora at 7:00 p.m. Advance ticket sales; tickets available from Les Darrington: 519-846-9210 or Gary Schieck: 519-638-3838. Oct. 19 & 20 “Leading Edge Summit – Innovating for Positive Change in Rural Ontario” – Rural Ontario Institute at Hockley Valley Resort (near Orangeville). Check the website: www.stepstoleadership.ca or 519-826-4204. Oct. 20 - 23 International Maple Syrup Institute and the North American Maple Syrup Council Annual Meeting, “Sugaring 2010: Progress and Potential”, Arden Park Hotel, Stratford. For complete meeting details, visit http://www.northamericanmaple. org/index.php/annual-meeting. Oct. 29 Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency presents Producer Education Day - “Business Management for the Sheep Producers”, Holiday Inn, Guelph. For more information, contact the OSMA office 519-836-0043 or email admin@ontariosheep.org or visit www.ontariosheep.org. Oct. 30 Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency (OSMA) AGM & Economic Workshop, Holiday Inn Guelph. For more information, contact the OSMA office 519-836-0043 or email admin@ontariosheep.org or visit www.ontariosheep.org.

Family Events

Sensational Race

October 2nd- A team challenge event (2 members) where families travel across our community completing challenges test the senses! Pumpkin Day

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Rural Life

OFA sees that the Open for Business direction might produce results by Bette Jean Crews, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture The Ontario Federation of Agriculture often points out farmers are likely the one sec­ tor of our economy most affec­ ted by regulation. As employers, as business people responsible for steward­ ship of land and resources, as users of fertilizers and crop tection products, and sim­ pro­­ ply as Ontario’s largest private land owner group, farmers deal directly with regulations that may or may not work in their favour. Increasingly, as land own­ ers, Ontario farmers are finding themselves as victims of “un­in­ tended consequences” of regu­ lations not aimed at their farm

busi­ness but seriously impact­ ing it in some fashion. Our concerns are now being addressed by the Ontario gov­ ernment through its Open for Business initiative. After much lobbying for relief from many of the obstacles that have been plac­ed on doing business effi­ ciently in Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture is being given an opportunity to help undo some of those ob­stacles. The OFA has been asked to spearhead the agriculture con­ sul­ tations on the top-five regu­ latory priorities for our sector. As part of the Ontario gov­ern­ment’s business sector strategy, the OFA will have the op­por­tunity to provide the gov­ern­ment with the key issues that af­fect agriculture and the

sector’s ability to do business efficiently. OFA will soon invite part­ ners in the agriculture sector to consult in the identification of the five priority issues to im­prove the regulatory regime in Ontario. Late fall will be the target date for completion of this stage of the process. When the top five priori­ ties are determined, the Open For Business directorate will con­vene a roundtable that will in­ clude representatives from OFA, and key representatives from relevant ministries identi­ fied in the submission. That may involve the On­tario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, Min­ istry of Natural Resources, Ministry Of Environment, and Ministry of Finance, to name

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a few. The roundtable will be held in January 2011 with a mandate to address the issues and associated recommen­ dations for improvement. Affected government min­ is­­ tries will then have two months to work with OFA to develop and work out solutions to the pri­orities, where possi­ ble. If pri­orities cannot be fully addressed, the ministries must develop alternative recom­men­ dations on how the issues can be addressed. The OFA fought for and won this opportunity to address an important issue faced by

all our farm businesses – the need for practical and workable regulation. We look forward to grass­ roots input on priorities and to working with our partners to ensure the entire agricul­

ture and food chain, on which we all depend, operates more smooth­ ly and without unnec­ essary regulatory burden. We thank the Ontario government for the opportunity

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Rural Life

First anniversary of unique American ‘Know Your Farmer’ campaign by John Clement It’s the first anniversary of a unique program launched by the United States Department

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de­mand for locally grown food in the U.S. to rise from an esti­ mated $4-billion in 2002 to as much as $7-billion by 2012.” You have to admire the Americans because they can often roll up their sleeves and put together significant collec­ tive actions when they decide the time and opportunity is right. The Know Your Farmer program is a good example of the effort, conviction, and en­ergy the Americans will put into a project they believe in. By way of example, part of the USDA program is called The Farm-To-School Tactical Teams. Sounding oddly mili­ tar­istic, the teams are on a mission to tour American school cafe­terias looking for ways to help ad­ministrators buy more loc­ally grown food. They have earmarked $50-million to stat­

es, with the hook being that it be used to buy local food for schools. Keeping the program in the forefront of people’s thinking, the USDA has also launched a website to carry on a national conversation about the value of local food and the need to sup­ port regional economies. Fin­ ally, in a country where sym­bolism is extremely important, a farmers’ market has been created just outside the presi­ dential mansion in Washington. But despite the enthusiasm, the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program is not with­ out its critics. Three Repub­lican senators have criticized the USDA for helping “small, hobbyist and organic producers whose customers generally con­ sist of affluent

Eramosa 4-H Beef Club will be at fair

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headed out to the barn to learn about showmanship. All of the members took turns walking one of the four calves the Wallaces have been training for the fair. While taking the cattle around the “ring,” leader Scott Bessy explained what to do in the show ring. The club discussed everything from how to enter the ring, to

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patrons at urban farmers markets” rather than “conventional farmers who produce the vast majority of our nation’s food supply.” The desire to promote, en­ able or criticize the local food movement is paralleled in Can­ ada. And we’ve also had our share of programs at various government levels to make it happen. But I’ve got to say that I really admire the American initiative because of its sheer conviction, overall coordi­na­tion and “can do” attitude. Because of that, I extend a “happy one-year anniversary” to the USDA’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” program. John Clement is the Gen­ eral Man­ ager of the Christian Farm­ e rs Federation of On­tario.

how to hold the halter. After the club headed inside, then Valerie opened the meeting. The Beef Club watched a clipping video and talked about the upcoming fair. Valerie closed the meeting with the 4-H pledge, then the club enjoyed refreshments provided by the Wallaces. Come see the Eramosa 4-H Beef Club at their achievement day, Sept. 18, at the Fergus Fall Fair. submitted by Danielle Nyman

Harriston Horticultural Society report The August flower and vegetable show for the Harriston District Horticultural Society was held in the auditorium. The entries were down but the quality was beautiful. The best houseplant was an orchid shown by Sue Bridge. Margaret Reidt had the most prizes in the cut flowers. The most points for Gladioli was Margaret Weber. Rose Harris captured the most points in the design classes. She will receive the gift certificates donated by Harriston Floral and Gifts. Rose also had the champion “Rose” of the show. A delicious lunch was enjoyed by the viewers in the afternoon. submitted by Alice Douglas

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FERGUS - The CWDHS Aboriginal Program is present­ ing its the 5th annual Reel Paddling film festival as a fundraiser. See some of the world’s best paddling films for 2010 on

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The Fergus-Elora team had a successful season in the Ontario Woman’s Soccer League, the highest level for women’s soccer in of Ontario. The league is affiliated with the Ontario Soccer Association, Canadian Soccer Association, and FIFA, the world governing body of soccer. FEDS (Fergus Elora District Soccer) entered the team hoping to attract more players. Previously, it had played in the South Western Regional Soccer League (SWRSL), but games were on Sunday evenings and did not attract enough players. Most were played with barely 11 players and led to many disappointing seasons. In Late 2009, FEDS hired Bob “Manny” McDougall as head coach and Kevin Curran as assistant to lead the team into the OWSL. With the OWSL playing games during the week, it gave more opportunities for players. With tryout sessions starting in early 2010, it was the beginning to a very successful season.

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Former Upper Grand teacher awarded Honorary Life Membership by ETFO

TORONTO – Former Upper Grand teacher Lynda McDougall was honoured by her colleagues last night when she was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) at its Annual Meeting in Toronto. Honorary Life Memberships, the Federation’s highest form of recognition, are given to

members who have retired from the education profession and who have given outstanding service to the Federation. Lynda’s first involvement in federation work was attending a Federation of Women Teachers’ Associations of Ontario (FWTAO) annual meeting at sixteen years of age with her mother. From that beginning, she attended annual meetings as a delegate

for 20 years. These experiences continued to open the world of possibilities to her as a union member. Lynda served as Vice President in the Upper Grand Teacher Local beginning in 2000 and continuing until 2008. Throughout her work as a teacher local leader, Lynda was always appreciative of what she learned from other local leaders – not only

Erin teen takes flight at space camp ERIN- 15 year old Jordan Gaynor of Erin District High School has returned to earth after a week at Space Camp held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama where she was the only Canadian student among students from Germany, Hong Kong, England, the U.S. as well as 24 Scholarship students from Libya . Jordan was part of the Advanced Space Academy which is known as the most challenging experience of mental, emotional and physical astronaut training for ages 15 to 18 During her week long stay she slept in a Space Habitat with her days beginning at. 0600 continuing until 10:30 in the evening Her training included experiments in physics, chemistry and space science with practical simulations in Tumble and spin in the MultiAxis Trainer; Float on Air in the 5DF Simulator; Walk like Apollo astronauts in the 1/6 Gravity Chair Experience a world without friction in the MMU Simulator where she was strapped into a chair that

Jordan and Robert “Hoot” Gibson is suspended by high-pressure air allowing for forward, backward, and side-to-side movement that pitches and rolls. She also did a zip line and was suspended 40’ in the air. She ended her week with a final exam, a 6 hour flight mission as the mission pilot. During

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We all know a young person who should be nominated for an Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Award. The program strives not only to recognize the dozen or so outstanding young people who will be the recipients of awards, but also to give deserving recognition in their own communities to hundreds of others who represent ‘good kids’. To achieve this, everyone nominated receives a certificate of congratulations. Since 1981, the prestigious Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year Awards Program has recognized the best of Ontario’s youth. Co-ordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) with the support of its sponsors, the Junior Citizen Program is wholeheartedly supported by the office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Nominations Nominations may come from anyone in the community who wants to recognize a young person’s contributions. Parent/ Guardians must sign

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Continued from page 2 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. *** 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.” *** Ladies’ Bible Studies at Central Pentecostal Church start their Fall Semester Chamberlain Hall 9:15 - 11:30am. Seven Courses being offered. Childcare for babies and preschoolers provided at nominal cost. All ladies welcome. For more information call the church office 7674 Colborne St., between Elora and Fergus 519846-0272. *** Men’s Bible Class at Central Pentecostal Church starts at 9:3011:30 am. Comradeship and stimulating discussions centered on bible themes make a rewarding time. For more information call the church office 7674 Colborne St., between Elora and Fergus 519-846-0272 *** Until Sept 26 – Theatre Orangeville Presents Leisa Way Starring in Rhinestone Cowgirl – A Tribute to Dolly Parton, 87 Broadway, Orangeville. Call 1-519-942-3423 or 1-800-424-1295. *** The Grandmothers of the Grand Presents “A Closer Walk” at the Gorge Cinema, Elora at 6:30pm. “A Closer Walk” is a featurelength film directed by Robert Bilhemer about humankind’s confrontation with the global AIDS epidemic. Glenn Close and Will Smith are the film’s narrators. Proceeds from the screening go to support The Stephen Lewis Foundation. BJ Caldwell, from the Guelph AIDS Clinic will be available to answer questions. Call Cinda 519-843-1034 for info. *** Sept. 23, 24 , 25, 26 Grand Valley Fair Scarecrows and Pumpkins. The Blazing Fiddles, Dairy Heifer Show, Sanctioned Goat Show, Midway, Lawn Tractor Races, Sheep Show, Heavy Horse & 4H Swine Show, Demo Derby. Info. call 519-942-4088.

Sept 24

Until Sept 26- Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. Footlight Follies; let’s all go to the Music Hall. An old-fashioned Vaudeville Show, with music, comedy, and Celtic fiddle and dance. Featuring Judith Bean, Dave Pounds, Nick Holmes, Melissa Mouck, Chris Worsnop, Neville Worsnop. Erin Studio Tour artist displays and silent auction. Fri & Sat 8pm. Sun 2:30pm. Box Office 519-8554586. *** Country & Western Dance 8pm - 12am. St. John Parish Centre, Georgina St. Arthur. Admission - $15 per adult - $10 for teens. Silent Auction, 50/50 draw, lunch provided. Entertainment. For tickets call Helena 519-848-6722 or St. John Rectory 519-8482108. *** Alma Optimist Beef BBQ. 5-7pm. At the Alma Community Hall. Tickets: adults $12, children $4, at the door. *** In Concert: the Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus will be singing at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 27 Mill Street, Elmira at 7:30pm. Tickets $10 in advance ($12 at the door). For more details: 519-669-2593. *** Card Party 7pm. Church of Our Lady. 28 Norfolk St. Guelph. $3, lunch and prizes. Sponsored by the CWL.

Sept 25

Elora Legion Branch 229, 110 Metcalfe St. Elora, Saturday Night Dance. Entertainment by “Country Versatiles”. For info. call Judy Alles 519-846-5582. *** Upper Credit Humane Society Bark Around the Park Walkathon. Presented by St. Mary’s CBM. CBM Sales Facility. 12522 Fifth Line, Limehouse, ON L0P 1H0. Rain or Shine. Registration at 10am - walk starts at 11am. BBQ, Fun Dog Games, Nail Trims, Agility Trials, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting and more. Bring the whole family. For Pledge forms and information call 519-2151773. *** The Royal Canadian Legion Colonel John McCrae Memorial Br. 234, 919 York Rd. Guelph. Weekly Saturday night dance with Lindsay Morgan. Entertainment starts at 8pm, lounge is open 12 noon to midnight on Saturdays. *** WCL Fergus Branch Library Programmes for Children : French Storytime, sponsored by the CPF, 10:30 -11:30 am. Please call the library for more information and to register for this free program. Don’t be disappointed – register early. 519-843-1180. *** Cats Anonymous Rescue & Adoption Silent Auction & Dinner 2010, 4pm - 9pm, St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Hall, Guelph. $55/person, Advance ticket sales only. Tickets available until Fri. Sept. 17th. For more details contact Tish at 519-8556850. *** Former students of Dublin School (S.S. #8 Esquesing), which closed 50 years ago, are invited to a reunion from 1pm - 5pm at the Dufferin Rural Heritage Community Centre, 30 Park Ave. in Prospect Park, Acton. Please pass the word to former students out of the area now and bring any memorabilia you may have. For further information, please visit our Facebook page, Dublin

School Reunion, or call 905-876-3322. *** Karaoke 8:30pm. Arthur Legion. *** Colwyn Fancy Fowl and Bantam Duck Show. Held indoor, free parking and entrance, Auction of merchandise and sale of some of the show stars, at 2pm. 6104 Wellington Road 29 10am-4pm. Further info. Paul Homer 519-843-3459. *** Wellington Rural Romp is as fun as it sounds. It is a one day educational romp through local farms and markets to see where your foods come from at the Elora Farmers Market. Most of the Market vendors grow and breed their produce and who better to learn from than our farmers. Visitors will get to fill out ballots to win gift certificates from local stores, farms and restaurants. But that’s not all, the market has lined up entertainment for kids and adults alike. *** M&M BBQ for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Centre Wellington 11:30-1:30 at M&M on Tower Street. Come out and support the last BBQ for the season. *** Hoofbeat Challenge & Family Day at Sunrise Farm in Puslinch. Sponsored “Ride, Pet Walk, Walk & Family Day”. Raise $50 or more in pledges. All proceeds from this fundraising event support Sunrise’s therapeutic riding programs for children and adults with disabilities. Participants receive free T-shirt, BBQ lunch & draw tickets. Prizes, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Games, Bake Table, Petting Farm, Face-Painting & Raffle and children’s entertainer. FREE. Lunch $6 – Games Passport $5. Rain or Shine. For more info. call: 519-837-0558. *** Exotic/Sports car show at the Stone Road Mall. 10am - 4pm South east parking lot. There will be door prizes, silent auction and a chance to win a ride in one of the lovely cars. $2 admission. For more info. call John 519-261-0123 or James 519-829-0045. *** Fergus Lioness Club - Yard Sale 8am – 1pm at the Fergus Curling Club 148 St. George Street W. Donations accepted on Friday Sept. 24 between 12noon – 2pm (clean and unbroken). Please call 519-843-1742 with inquiries. Don’t forget your Zehrs tapes.

Steve Ferris prepares to take his final putt for the 50/50 Putting Contest. At Guelph Youth Music Centre’s 1st annual charity golf tournament recently at Guelph Country Club. Money raised from this event will go toward arts and music outreach programs at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. submitted photo

Fergus Lions T.V.

Presented by TV Cogeco & the Fergus Lions Club, every Wednesday from 7pm-8pm from September 15th - April 6th Cards are 3 for $4.00

Sept 26

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Gordonville 132 Anniversary Service. 11am. Guest Speaker: Rev. Rosemary Redshaw, Chaplain for the Grand Valley Prison. Special music. Lunch served. All welcome! *** Stars of the Meadow at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre 2-4pm. Please call to register 519-836-7860. $5/person. Join us for a hike through the meadow. We will look at fall wildflowers and insects that call this space their home. *** Art in the Park – Autumn Fine Art Show & Sale at Riverside Park, Small Pavilion beside the Enabling Garden. Original artwork by local artists. Rain or Shine. Brought to you by the West End Art Group. *** Elora and Bethany United Church Soup Lunch for Pakistan relief, 12:30-2, at Elora United Church. Lunch will include a variety of homemade soups, tea biscuits/rolls, pie, coffee and fellowship for free-will donations. Take-out available. *** Mimosa United Church 146th Anniversary, County Rd 26 #5980 at 10am. Speaker: Rev. Gloria Christian. Special Music. Fellowship to follow. *** Art in the Park – Autumn Fine Art Show and Sale at Riverside Park, 10:30am -2:30pm, located at the small pavilion beside the Enabling Garden. Come see original artwork by local artists. Brought to you be the West End Art Group (GWSA). Please join us rain or shine.

Sept 27

The Alzheimer Society of Guelph-Wellington and East Wellington Community Services presents – “How can I do this?” 1-3pm at Rockwood Library. Topics include: Caregivers need care too. The G Word-Guilt, Caring Comforting and Communicating. This 2 part series is free, call Sherri to register 519-833-0087. *** Rockwood Presbyterian Church Annual Beef Supper. Rockwood Community Centre . 6pm, one sitting only. Advance tickets only. Adults $15, children 12 and under $7, preschool- free. Tickets call Jean 519-856-9565 or Joan 519-856-2839.

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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 third week of September -

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, a few moments of complete solitude and sanctuary are on the horizon this week. Make the most of this rarity and enjoy the break from your hectic schedule.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, recurring health woes could mean something is amiss and it’s not just a coincidence. This is a good time to visit the doctor and get a check-up.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, a business rival wants to infringe on your territory. You are not about to let that happen. Higher-ups know that you have the goods to get the job done.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 A silly mistake has the potential to snowball into something with a life of its own, Sagittarius. Just get a handle on the situation and things will quickly return to normal.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 It might be time to lay low for awhile, Gemini. When conflicts arise you want to stay below the radar until things smooth over. Thursday proves to be a challenging day. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, put your trust in someone close to you. You will need this person in the weeks to come to help you through a difficult situation. Chances are it could stretch on for a while. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, complacency is not your credo. Take matters into your own hands if you find things aren’t going according to how you see them. Do it right. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may have taken on more than you can handle. Now is the time to backtrack and see what items you can delegate to someone else ... and pronto. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a work project that’s baffled others will take a lot of hard work and determination. If anyone can get it done, it is you. This could be grounds for a raise.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Use your instincts when making an important financial decision, Capricorn. While others are consulting charts and figures, stick with what your gut is telling you. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you may need a little push to get motivated. That’s OK. There are plenty of people who can offer the gentle support that you need to get by. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, spend this week fostering any and all friendships that might have grown estranged in recent months.

PAGE SIXTEEN The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 17, 2010

2011 green legacy programme

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.

Wellington County Library Fall Preschool Programmes! Pick up a brochure at any WCL branch, or check our website • Programmes for Babies • Programmes for Toddlers • Storytime Help develop your child’s language and social skills while discovering the world of books and reading! All programmes are free. www.wclib.ca

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An exhibition of furniture, fashion and fabulous things!

- Opens Saturday, September 11 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 info@wcm.on.ca



Fall Special Antique Show County Communications Page Wellington Advertiser

September 25, 2010, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for publication: September 17, 2010 prepared by Phil Dietrich

$5 admission per adult Wellington County Museum & Archives Early admission @ 7 a.m. - $10 per adult Browse through a wide selection of antiques, collectibles, nostalgia and memorabilia on offer by dealers from across Ontario.

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

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Inside Wellington 0917  

Arts, Entertainment, Events, Rural Life, Fall Fair, Seniors

Inside Wellington 0917  

Arts, Entertainment, Events, Rural Life, Fall Fair, Seniors