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Public service Announcement 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.

Sept 24 The Fergus Elora Retail Alliance Shop Local Program was held at I Love Chocolate in Fergus. Making the draw is owner Krista Byers with the winning ticket flanked by Kim Finnegan and Vickie Waechter. The winning ballot was from V. Clarke who won a $50 gift certificate from Vito’s 2 for 1 Pizza in Elora. The FERA draw September 13-15 was from Undercover Quilts and More in Fergus. A ballot will be drawn September 20-22 from Herbal One in Fergus. Thanks to all of the participating stores and all of the local shoppers.

The Fergus Elora Retail Alliance Shop Local Program draw was held this week at Undercover Quilts and More in Fergus. Drawing winning ballot is owner Virginia Ingleby. The winner is Brenda M. who won a $50 gift certificate from Hilltop Variety in Elora. Congratulations! The FERA draw September 20-22 was from Herbal One in Fergus. A ballot will be drawn September 27-29 from Vito’s 2 for 1 Pizza in Elora. Thanks to all of the participating stores and all of the local shoppers.

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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. and Sat. 8pm. Sun 2:30pm. Box Office 519855-4586. *** Country and 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. *** Public Open House marking the launch of the Centre Wellington Food Bank’s new Community Commercial Kitchen, planned to also benefit community groups, entrepreneurs, caterers, local agencies and service clubs. 4 - 7pm at 105 Queen Street W., Unit 12, Fergus. 519-787-1401.

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 and Adoption Silent Auction and 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 and Family Day at Sunrise Farm in Puslinch. Sponsored “Ride, Pet Walk, Walk and Family Day”. Raise $50 or more in pledges. All proceeds support Sunrise’s therapeutic riding programs for children and adults with disabilities. Participants receive free T-shirt, BBQ lunch ($6) and draw tickets. Prizes, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides etc. FREE. 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. *** The Red Chevron Club has a rocking night of live music with, “2-7 OFFSUIT”. 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+. *** Country Breakfast at Rockwood United Church 8am-11am. $7 adults, $5 children and family deal $20. For more information call 519-856-4160.

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 and 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. *** Speedside united Church Anniversary (Corner of Country Rd. 29 and 22) 11am. Speaker: Rev. Kyle Binger. Special Music by Bruce Woods and Kendra Morris. Lunch to follow, everyone welcome. *** St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals, St. James Anglican Church, 171 Queen Street E., Fergus, 10:30am. All people and pets are welcome to our Back to Church Sunday celebration. Enjoy the music of Gospel Acclamation. Stay for a pizza lunch. 519-843-2141.

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. *** The Wayne Gilpin Singers is looking for singers, a community choir now in it’s 13th season is inviting any and all singers to join them for a rehearsal. Rehearsals take place at Luther Village Chapel, 139 Father David Bauer Dr. Waterloo. 7:30-9:30pm. Call 1-800-867-3281 for details.

Sept 28 Genealogy Workshop, 1-2 pm. 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 Horticultural Society General Meeting 7:30pm. Dublin Street United Church. Basic Gardening Demonstration and Mini Show. Guest speaker: Stephanie Morris, Landscape Architect “Delights, Disasters - My Garden Restoration.” New members welcome. Guests $5. *** Ponsonby Ratepayers’ Association All Candidates Meeting For all Guelph/Eramosa and Centre Wellington Residents at 7:00pm Elora Road Christian Fellowship Church 5696 Well. Rd. 7 (Elora Road) Guelph/Eramosa. Snacks and Refreshments. Any questions

Sept 29 Genealogy Workshop, 6:30-7:30pm. 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. *** Continued on page 15

Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 24, 2010 PAGE THREE

The McGinn


Fergus trio among hockey’s rising stars by Chris Daponte (cover photo: Getty Images) Jamie McGinn

seeing them on TV.” Whether it’s Jamie and the Sharks on TV, Tye and the Gatineau Olympiques on the Internet or Brock and the Storm in person, Cori and Bob seldom miss a game. In that respect, nothing has changed over the years. While extremely humble, the parents are obviously very proud when the conversation shifts to how Jamie and Tye were drafted by NHL teams. Coming off a 2005-06 season in which he tallied 57 points and 113 penalty minutes in 65 games with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s, Jamie was confident entering the 2006 NHL entry draft. “I thought I had a pretty good year ... but I went in with an open mind,” he said. Though he was ranked 54th going into the draft, Jamie admits he really wanted to be a first round pick. He started to get nervous late in the first round and even more so when the draft entered the second round. But from there, he didn’t have to wait long, as the Sharks traded up in the draft to select him 36th overall, much to the surprise of the entire McGinn family in attendance. “We were just so shocked ... I hurried down and grabbed my jersey before they could change their mind,” Jamie recalls with a smile. Bob explained that when Jamie returned earlier in the year from the scouting combine, he was upset over interviews with the top brass from the San Jose Sharks, whom he said really put him on the spot and even seemed to criticize some of his skills. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson later relayed to Bob that team officials really liked the way Jamie stuck up for himself and his overall character. The latter is a trait that is seemingly shared by all three McGinn brothers. Bob’s voice is charged with emotion when he recalls the less-beaten path taken by Tye to the NHL draft. Jamie and Brock were both picked in the third round of the OHL draft; Jamie 50th overall by the 67’s in 2004 and Brock 46th by the Storm this year. But Tye was not drafted until the ninth es u iq p Olym round - 168th overall n, with the Tye McGin by the Owen Sound

FERGUS - Growing up, the McGinn brothers shared the same childhood dream as millions of other Canadian boys: to one day play in the National Hockey League. “I think it happened at a very young age,” said Jamie McGinn, 22. “I think just growing up in Canada ... You always think about it.” But unlike most, who either abandon their dream or have it quashed at a very young age, McGinn has already transformed that fantasy into reality, playing 94 games over the past two seasons with the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. And his younger brothers, Tye, 20, and Brock, 16, could be on their way to joining him. Tye, who was drafted earlier this year by the Philadelphia Flyers, agrees aspirations of reaching hockey’s pinnacle start early in life. Brock, who recently made the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), concurs and says witnessing his older brothers’ accomplishments helped motivate him even more. On a warm August evening the three brothers sit outside with their parents, Bob and Cori, looking out over the same Fergus backyard where they skated as kids. “It was a pretty popular spot in the neighbourhood,” Bob said, pointing out the location of the homemade rink that once covered the large lawn every winter. Many parents can attest that raising three boys can be a chore. And as Cori hints, sometimes living with four men is no picnic; especially if two (Bob and Jamie) are Toronto Maple Leaf fans, one (Brock) is a Montreal Canadiens fan and another (Tye) is a Colorado Avalanche fan. But, understandably, once in a while Cori almost pines for the days when all her “boys” were under the same roof. “It is difficult. I look forward to when they come home,” she said. “It’s amazing how I look forward to

The McGinn family, of Fergus, poses with the net the brothers used as kids on the backyard rink. From left: Jamie (San Jose Sharks), Cori, Brock (Guelph Storm), Bob and Tye (Philadelphia Flyers pick).

But he so impressed the coaching staff he earned a spot with the big club to start the season on Sept. 24 (with a home game versus Owen Sound). If his older brothers are also successful in meeting their preseason goals, both will open their 2010-11 professional seasons on Oct. 8 - one in Sweden (the Sharks open the season in Stockholm versus the Blue Jackets) and the other in New York state. For Jamie, who is in the final year of his contract and split the last two seasons between the Sharks and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate in Worcester, Massachusetts, the goal is to stay in the NHL all season. “I have to go in with a positive attitude, show them I’m in good shape and show I want to be there full-time,” he said. “I have to give them no excuses to leave me off the team.” As for Tye, he could spend Jamie and Tye McGinn pose w another seaith two local yo Kick Start fund ungsters durin son with the raiser this sum ga mer at the Cana Olympiques dian Tire in Ferg us. as an overage player, but his goal is to make of transfusions, new medicathe Flyers’ tion and a strict rehabilitation abundance of world class AHL team, the Adirondack schedule, Tye returned the fol- players in the league. “I just try to give the team Phantoms, who open their sealowing year to set a new record energy and not be a minus,” son in Binghamton, New York in the same two-mile run. The ordeal may have set Jamie says of his role on the in two weeks. “I want to make sure they him back a couple of years, Sharks’ third or fourth lines. Brock’s game, he says, is can’t send me back to junior,” but he now feels stronger than ever and last season led the a fusion of Jamie and Tye’s Tye said. “I need to push Olympiques, of the Quebec styles, which will likely serve myself so they want me there.” Regardless of what jersey Major Junior Hockey League, him well as just one of two in every offensive category (27 16-year-olds on the Guelph the brothers wear during the 2010-11 season, they have goals, 35 assists, 62 points and Storm this season. “I’m just trying to follow already accomplished more in plus-15 in 50 games). After going undrafted the in their footsteps,” Brock said hockey than most kids dream. But it wasn’t always easy. previous two years, Tye con- of his brothers. “I just want to cedes he did consider giving follow my dreams as much as They moved on from the Fergus hockey system at a up on his dream, but last year’s they did.” After tallying 22 goals, 34 young age to play in Toronto or impressive season - he doubled his previous season high in assists and 69 penalty minutes Guelph or Halton, and they’ve points - led in June to his selec- in 52 games with the Junior spent more time away from tion in the fourth round of the Storm last season, Brock’s home than most young men NHL draft, 118th overall, by main goal all along was mak- their ages (ironically, Tye, the only one of the three brothers ing the OHL squad this year. the Philadelphia Flyers. Team officials, on the not to take French immersion “I went in [to the draft] with an open mind. I didn’t expect other hand, initially expected in school, ended up playing in him to be the team’s 13th for- Quebec; he says it took several anything at all,” Tye said. As luck would have it, ward. Even Brock himself had months to adjust to life there). From fall to spring, the the computer at the McGinn a back-up plan to play with household in Fergus froze just the Georgetown Raiders, of entire family is seldom togethbefore Tye was chosen. The the Ontario Junior A Hockey er these days. Yet when asked about the biggest reason for family first heard the good League. Attack in 2006 - and had a somewhat inauspicious start to his junior career. During a two mile run at the start of his first season, despite being a great athlete, Tye finished dead last. The team wrote him off and told him to get in better shape, but Tye and his family knew something wasn’t right and went to a doctor. It wasn’t long after undergoing tests the hospital called to inform the family Tye was struggling with hemoglobin deficiency, which severely restricts the supply of blood flowing to body tissues. It was a tedious process, but with the help

news through a phone call from Cori’s sister. Bob says Tye, who is known by hockey experts for his deft scoring touch and willingness to drop the gloves, likely has the “best hands” of the three brothers who, incidentally, are all left wingers. But like Jamie, who’s known for his hard, accurate shot, Tye admits he’ll likely have to change his game a bit to incorporate a more “crash and bang” style. It’s a common transition for many young hockey players that are top scorers in the CHL but find themselves playing more of a checking role in the NHL due to the

their success, all three said it can be summed up in one word: family. “They definitely put a lot more into it than I ever did,” Jamie said of his parents, who were always there to push him when he needed it, not to mention how they racked up kilometres on the family car travelling to and from countless games and practices. Tye stresses his grandparents also had a huge impact on the lives of all three brothers. He explains how his grandfather, who had health issues of his own, spent countless hours helping him train during his comeback after his blood problem. “That was pretty special,” Tye said. Brock echoes the comments of his brothers, and adds that looking up to Tye and Jamie also had a lot to do with his success thus far. He also mentioned the small fortune it must have cost his parents in registration fees, equipment, gas, hotels, meals and more. Living in Fergus - where Cori was born and raised and where Bob moved from Oakville 22 years ago - likely didn’t make the travel schedules any easier, but neither Bob nor Cori would have it any other way. “This is a beautiful place to raise a family,” Bob said. The notion seems to have rubbed off on all three of their children. “This is always home,” said Jamie, referring as much to the town as he is to his parents’ home on its east side. Of course, his next goal is to win a Stanley Cup, but for him, even Lord Stanley’s mug won’t change the big picture. “At the end of the day, you always want to come home ... and spend time with your family,” he said. With all three of them pursuing their dreams across North America, that family time becomes even more important, the brothers agree. Tye said he looks forward every year to coming home for Christmas and also for the summer, when the brothers train together in Mississauga. “We have to enjoy these moments as a family,” Jamie adds. And if he has his way, that’s one thing that will never change, no matter what happens on the ice. “I bought a place on Belwood Lake so I always have an excuse to come home,” he explained. “You don’t forget how you got to where you are today ... You don’t forget the little things.”

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Some tips on how to drive in dangerous conditions - like the coming winter Individuals who live in areas of the country where the temperature and weather chan­ ges throughout the seasons have to adapt their driving to meet the road conditions. Weather-related accidents are some of the most prevalent but can be largely prevented if the proper driving techniques are followed. Some of the more danger­ ous driving conditions include heavy rain that causes hydro­ planing, driving on ice, and driving in heavy snow. All of those conditions occur in Wellington County from time to time. Hydroplaning Hydroplaning occurs when water on the roadway accumu­ lates in front of a vehicle’s tires faster than the weight of the vehicle can push it out of the way. The water pressure can push the vehicle up on a thin layer of water, essentially breaking the tires’ contact with the road. In a matter of sec­ onds, a driver can lose control and end up swerving out of the lane. It is important to follow a few guidelines to prevent hy­dro­planing. First, keep tires well maintained. Worn-out tread can contribute to hydro­ planing, as can inadequately

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These autos top thieves’ hit lists Each year, a list of the most stolen vehicles is compiled. For another year in a row, the Cadillac Escalade tops the list. Although every vehicle has the potential to be stolen, some are prized more heavily than others as status symbols or for parts. Many luxury SUVs and pickup trucks are prime targets for thieves. The Escalade, with a base price of roughly $62,000, is popular among thieves. One in every 100 Escalades are reported stolen. Most Escalade theft claims are for $40,000 or more. Although Escalades are equipped with hightech immobilization anti-theft systems, thieves work around such systems, even towing the

SUVs away on flatbeds. While the Escalade may be a prime target, other vehicles are also popular among thieves. * Ford F-250 crew cab pickup, $9,636 * Infiniti G37 two-door luxury car, $10,324 * Dodge Charger, with HEMI engine large car, $10,118 * Chevrolet Corvette Z06 sports car, $41,229 * Hummer H2 large SUV, $10,324 * Nissan Pathfinder/Armada large SUV, $12,458 * Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 truck, $7,571 * Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab pickup, $6,814 * GMC Yukon large SUV, $9,499.


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If the seller objects, just walk away. Should the seller agree to a pre-purchase inspection, be sure that inspection is all-en­ compassing. Have a mechanic check under t h e hood, inspec­ t i n g the fluids and charging sys­ tems, and request t h e in­spec­tion includes a perfor­ m a n c e evaluation and compres­ sion test. The inspecting mech­ anic should hook the vehicle up to a computer to look for any­thing that might indicate a problem is on the horizon. In addi- tion, an undervehicle in­spection, including a look at the steering, suspension and brak­es, should also be part of the process.

Looks that cringe. Another red flag should be the vehicle’s appearance. While some cars that look like clunkers might be decent, reliable vehicles, a car’s appearance could tell a thous­and stories. Owners who don’t care how their car looks might not have cared much about main­ tenance, either. If a vehicle has bald tires, rust spots, dirt, and grime all over, or other indica-

tors of poor upkeep, it might be a disaster waiting to happen. While this isn’t always the case, it’s a red flag that’s worth considering. As more and more people purchased used or pre-owned vehicles, it’s increasingly im­portant for buyers to beware of red flags that might indicate a car is more trouble than it’s worth.



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Replace air filters for improved vehicle performance A sluggish car could mean any number of things, each of which could be expensive. But drivers often overlook an inexpensive part of the car’s mechanics that can be contri­ buting to slower acceleration

and over consumption of fuel - the air filter. A vehicle has air filters and fuel filters that help to remove impurities and promote better engine performance. Over time, those filters can become

plugs fire to ignite the mixture and power the car’s pistons. When all the pistons fire as they should, the driveshaft turns and the

clogged with grime and debris. A clogged filter cannot thor­ oughly do its job and impurities could be making their way into the engine and other systems of the car, compromising perfor­mance. Experts say that thoroughly maintaining air filters is one of the single-most inexpensive and effective ways to improve overall vehicle performance. Changing a car’s filters on a regular basis can have a signi­ ficant impact on engine life. Understanding how an air filter works helps a person realize why replacing them when clogged is essential. A vehicle’s engine is a large, gas-fired air pump. Air comes through the air intake and travels through the air filter. Gas is added to the air and com­pressed in the cylinders. When the air-gas mixture is dense enough, the spark

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structure of synthetic oil helps engines operate more efficiently by reducing friction and wear, improving performance in extreme temperatures and, best of all, by improving fuel economy. So while conventional wisdom might infer the auto industry has regressed during the 21st century, the advancements made in automotive maintenance technology have enabled vehicles to perform better and last much longer, helping drivers save money while restoring their peace of mind.


Stocking vehicle roadside repair kit Regardless of a vehicle’s age, a roadside emergency can occur at any time. Drivers should be prepared with a basic kit of tools and equipment to get the car back on the road as soon as possible. At the very least, a roadside emergency can be an a minor inconvenience. At the worst, it can compromise the safety of the driver and passengers. Anything from a blown-out tire to an overheated engine can necessitate pulling over for a quick fix. Having the right tools can make the process go far more smoothly and help drivers avoid the seemingly endless wait for service personnel to arrive. Stocking a roadside repair kit requires some necessities. It’s also a good idea to routinely check the stock of the kit to be sure everything is in working order. Here are the items to keep on hand. First aid kit: Handling major or minor emergencies may require a first aid kit to mend scratches, abrasions or minor burns. Become familiar with the kit before it is needed. Cellular phone: It’s never a good idea to talk on a cell phone while driving. However, a mobile phone can prove invaluable if there is an emergency. Simply call for assistance instead of having to seek out a phone or flag down a motorist. Flares or warning light: A

so, much of America got its first real glimpse into the American auto industry, and many did not like what they saw. Popular auto lines Pontiac and Saturn were discontinued, and consumer confidence in American auto makers continued to wane. One overlooked element, however, was the positive advancements made in the vehicle maintenance industry. Synthetic motor oils, for example, greatly enhance a vehicle’s performance. The uniform molecular

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is grown and raised. “Farmers are choosing to work with nature and use farm­ ing practices that build up soil, reduce runoff, treat livestock humanely, and proudly produce safe, wholesome foods” said Deborah Simmonds, of White Rock Ostrich Farms.” Connect to the land around you and taste ostrich, sample cheese, visit with highland cat­ tle and more on the Wellington Rural Romp” People can see a corn maze, guided tours, wagon rides, and

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Rural Life

Agricultural Information Contact Centre | 1-877-424-1300 | 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. CHAINSAW SAFETY TRAINING Where: Leisure Time Park and Trailer Sales, 18478 Duffy’s Lane, Palgrave (1 mile west of Hwy. 50 on Hwy. 9). When: Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. David O’Drowsky, course instructor, began teaching this program on behalf of OATI in 1994 and has provided instruction to over 1000 chainsaw users in Ontario. This two-day program consists of classroom instruction, workshop maintenance, and “hands on” practice in the woodlot. A certificate of training will be provided for all those completing the program. For more information, please contact 519-853-4994. Pre-registration is required. SUDDEN DEATH SYNDROME GETTING MORE PREVALENT – OMAFRA by AgriLink Albert Tenuta, Field Crop Plant Pathologist with OMAFRA at Ridgetown reports in the latest Crop-Pest Bulletin that Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) symptoms were becoming obvious in the southwest. Over the past few weeks, the number of calls and reports of SDS fields continue to come in and the field symptoms are even more pronounced now. He says, Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) is one of the most important contributors to SDS and managing SCN will help with SDS. In addition, the dry conditions of late has also contributed to the SDS increase (especially when we cycle from wet to dry) and has made the stressed areas of the field stand-out such as compacted headlands, knolls, SCN hot-spots, etc. At present the most effective method to manage sudden death syndrome is the use of tolerant varieties and improved drainage (reduces favourable conditions early in the season - cool, wet soils). Tenuta advised that this disease is on the rise in Ontario and growers need to consider it in their future plans. 2010 ONTARIO WINTER WHEAT PERFORMANCE TRIALS Please be aware that the 2010 winter wheat performance trials are now available! They can be accessed on-line at either: http:// or http:// There is a pdf version available for print if

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you wish to print a hard copy for display. The Grain Farmers of Ontario are responsible for preparing and publishing the report this year, so you’ll notice the format change. They will be distributing copies in the October issue of the Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine. DATE FOR AVAILABILITY OF COFSP APPLICATION FOR 2011 CROPPING YEAR ANNOUNCED! Applications for the Canada-Ontario Farm Stewardship Program (C0FSP) will open on NOVEMBER 15, 2010. There are changes being considered to eligible Best Management Practices categories. These changes will be shared in the coming weeks. Applicants are encouraged to review the Canada-Ontario Farm Stewardship Program’s Project Eligibility Policy and Procedures document before submitting their completed 2011 Project Proposal Application form to the OSCIA. Please note that producers must have each of the following (as applicable) before submitting a Project Proposal Application for COFSP: • Producers with livestock or poultry as their primary commodity must have a Premises Identification (PID) Number for the property where the proposed project will be located, before applying for cost-share. This is a new requirement for the program. Contact OnTrace for an application form at www.ontraceagrifood. com or by calling toll-free 1-888-388-7223. You will be provided a PID Number certificate to verify enrollment. • Applicants must possess a current Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN) or equivalent. • A Third Edition EFP deemed appropriate through peer review. Consult the OSCIA web site regularly for updates at www. or speak to John Benham at 519-846-3394, or contact the OSCIA Guelph office at 1-800-265-9751. To pick up and fill out your year 3 EFP Cost Share applications, please come to the Aboyne Hall at the Wellington County Museum between Fergus and Elora on Monday, November 15, 2010 starting at 7:30 am On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 applications will be available in the OMAFRA Boardroom in Elora at 7:30 am. There will be someone available each day to answer your questions. GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS by John C. Benham, Program Representative 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. COMING EVENTS: 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

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Waterloo Aging Bulls hockey club, Canadian Cancer Society team up for calendar project has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and been given only a short time to live. With support of the Canadian Cancer Society, Waterloo Region Unit, and in honour of Jocelyn, the Bulls have undertaken a pictorial, fundraising calendar project, entitled The Real Men of Oldtimer Hockey.

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by volunteers and donors and all proceeds are to be shared between the Canadian Cancer Society and Jocelyn Clarke. When Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran viewed the printer’s proof, between hoots of laughter, she immediately rendered the project her own, offering her full support and eliciting a promise that the very first copy available should be sold to her. The calendar, priced at $20, makes a great stocking stuffer or Xmas gift for Dad, or a teaser for the girls at the office or beauty salon. Calendars can be ordered at or by calling 519-846-2558.

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Windfall the Movie shows how U.S. town faced wind farms

by James Virgin TORONTO - Windfall the Movie, a documentary film By Laura Israelis, is playing at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is a tapestry of interviews revealing the chronological ser­ ies of events that unfolded for the Township of Meredith in upstate New York, as residents struggle with a wind developer planning to install 40, 500-foot tall industrial turbines in their

beautiful rural paradise. Filmed over two years, the film centers on the towns­peo­ ple’s emotion­ ally powerful story of social trans­formation. Meredith becomes a commu­ nity in crises as greed and cor­ ruption poisons the local municipal government plan­ ning process for industrial wind turbine sites. Long time friends and neighbours are pitted against one another, whilst the town

struggles to come to terms with the truth of what is happen­ ing. The film reveals the deep emo­tional cost on both sides of the argu­ment over wind energy. Sadly, the peace and harmony of the community is forever shaken, with long time neigh­ bours and friends now silent to one another. The film is visually arrest­ ing, with beautiful vistas of coun­try homesteads nestled in valleys surrounded by ridge­

lines that the wind company wants to put turbines on. All that is beautiful and precious about rural life is skillfully woven into the film through candid interviews and glimpses of the homes and lifestyles at risk. At one point, we are pre­ sented with testimony from peo­ ple that are living with in­d us­t rial wind turbines surroun­ ding their homes. The audience hears and sees first

hand the impact of low fre­ quency noise, shadow flicker, and real estate devaluation. It is truly a wake up call. Windfall ends with the dire warning from a neighbouring community that has been lost to the wind turbines. “Don’t let even one come into your area. Ask questions. Do your home­ work. Because once you let these guys in, your world will change forever and there’s not a thing you are going to be able

to do about it.” This movie eerily echoes the struggle here in Wellington County and rural communities throughout Southern Ontario. One key difference between Meredith and Wellington, is that the U.S. decision process was at the local level of gov­ ern­ment, and thus the decision makers were accessible and accountable. James Virgin is a member of Oppose Belwood Wind Farm.

Story of law and order coming to St. Jacobs Country Playhouse ST. JACOBS – Theatre­ goers will be on the edge of their seats as the riveting court­ room drama Twelve Angry Men takes to the stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from Oct 6 through 24. On a hot and damp summer day, a jury of 12 men must decide on the fate of a young delinquent who stands accused of murdering his father. It seems like an open-and-shut case until a single dissenter sows a seed of reasonable doubt, thereby preventing a quick verdict. Juror Number 8 asks his peers to take a closer look at

the circumstances, a sugges­ tion that sheds new light on the case and the personal preju­ dices and weaknesses of his fellow jury­ men. Tempers get short, argu­ments grow heated, and a doz­en ordinary men are trans­formed into 12 angry men. A testament to the complicated quest for justice, this dynamic production is at once clever, dram­ atic, and deeply com­ pelling. “This is a provocative pro­ duction that will linger in the minds of theatregoers long after the curtain falls,” said the artistic director for Drayton

Entertainment, Alex Mustakas. “The audience will become absorbed in not only whether the young man is guilty of the crime, but also how the up­bring­ing of each juror affects his way of thinking.” Twelve Angry Men, writ­ ten by Reginald Rose, began as a teleplay in 1954. It won three Emmy awards that year, in­cluding Best Writer for Rose. Film versions have starred such renowned actors as Henry Fon­ da, Jack Lemmon, and George C. Scott. Rose’s play adapta­ tion debuted in London in 1964 and the legendary English play­

wright Harold Pinter staged a production at the Old Vic in 1996. A Broadway debut came in 2004 and ran for 328 per­ formances. “Twelve Angry Men reson­ ates just as much today as it did when it first appeared in the 1950s,” said Mustakas. “Rose’s play offers something more than the legal dramas that we see on television today. It not only delves into the psyches of each character, but in so doing the play requires audiences to examine and question their own morals and beliefs.” Tickets can be booked by

Annual Headwaters Arts Festival opens on Sept. 24 ALTON – The Headwaters Arts Festival is back with 18 days of events, including a juried art show and sale that features 42 local artists, open studios, literature readings, studio tours, concerts, a talent contest and workshops for kids and adults between Sept. 24 and Oct. 11. Everything gets started with the opening night gala Sept. 24 where two citizens will receive arts achieve­ment awards: Local independent pub­ lisher and media innovator Signe Ball, who was one of the original visionaries behind the Headwaters Arts Festival, will be honoured with the Head­ waters Arts award of excel­ lence. Author, artist and art edu­ cator Richard Nevitt, whose 40-year commitment to teach­ ing was recognized with the A. J. Casson award for Distin­ guished Service from the Ontario College of Art Alumni Association, will receive the Headwaters Arts Lifetime Achievement award. The Headwaters student scholarship, presented to a local high school student, will also be presented that evening. The gala also previews the work of 42 local artists that are part of the annual juried festi­

val Art Show and Sale. The show, which is open and free to the public from 11am to 5pm on the weekend of Sept. 25 and 26, and October 2 and 3, features more than 200 pieces of art. It is once again being held at the SGI Canada Caledon Centre for Culture and Education in Alton.

This year’s festival also features a special exhibition of work by award-winning sculp­tor Ted Fullerton. He is a professor at Barrie’s Georgian College School of Design and Visual Art, and will bring his sculpture to the Alton Mill Arts Centre starting Sept. 25. Armchairs, Authors and Art

returns Oct. 1. The Festival features 46 diff­erent events and open stu­ dios throughout the hills of Headwaters. Details are avail­ able at www.Headwaters­ Arts­ or by calling the Headwaters Arts Festival Office at 519-943-1149 or 1-877-262-0545.

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ENTERTAINMENT Drayton Entertainment seeks talented youths for fall production of Peter Pan ST. JACOBS – Local youth will be flying high this fall with Drayton Entertainment’s heav­ily anticipated production of Peter Pan. An open audition will be

held at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse on Sept. 27 at 6pm to cast several notable roles in the beloved British pantomime. The theatre company is looking to cast an 8 or 9-year

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old boy to play Michael, the youngest of the three Darling children, and a 12 to 14-yearold to play John, the middle child of the Darling family. Additionally, six boys between the ages of 8 and 14 may be cast as The Lost Boys of Never Never Land. Interested performers will be taught a song at the audition, and must bring along a recent photo. Previous acting experi­ence is an asset, but not re­quired. “This is a wonderful ex­peri­ ence for any child, whether it’s a building block in their career or simply for their personal

de­ velopment,” said Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas. He noted there is a sig­ni­fi­ cant time commitment required for the children selected to join the professional cast of perfor­ mers. They will be expected to attend a number of rehearsals Nov. 1 through 16, followed by the production’s five week engagement, Nov. 17 through Dec. 19. Mustakas readily admits it is a substantial time commit­ ment, but said the rewards are plentiful. Research shows that through the performing arts children are able to learn such

skills as self-confidence, cooperation, understanding of peers, and above all, a renewed sense of self. By developing positive skills in children today, they may become the produc­ tive adults of tomorrow. “These young people will have the chance to work with some of the most talented pro­ fessionals in the performing arts, and learn about the in­dus­ try while entertaining thous­ ands of theatregoers,” said Mustakas. “It’s a once-in-alifetime opportunity.” Peter Pan is directed and choreographed by Trudy Mof­fatt, who has led each of

Drayton Entertainment’s an­nual holiday pantos: Robin Hood (2009), Cinderella (2008), The Christmas Show (2007), and Aladdin (2006). Moffatt will be in attendance at the audition. The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is located at 40 Ben­ jamin Road East, in Waterloo. No appointments are necessary – Mustakas encourages all interested children to attend the open audition. Any other in­ quiries may be directed to Executive Producer of Drayton Entertainment Steve Roth at 519-638-5511 extension 245 or stever@drayton­e nter­

Paramedics’ charity offers exotic car show Sept. 25 GUELPH  -  A pair of paramedics from the Guelph Guelph Wellington Emergency Medical Services raise money through car shows for various causes. “This year we are giving back to the MS Chapter Of

Wellington County, said John McGovern. His partner is James Smith. “We are having an exotic and sports car show at the Stone Road mall Sept. 25 from 10am to 4pm in the southeast park-

ing lot. There will be door prizes, a silent auction and a chance to win a ride in one of the cars at the event. Cars involved include Lambor­ghini, Ferrari, Lotus and

sports car such as Mustangs, Camaro, Dodge Challenger and many more. Admission is $2. For more information call McGovern at 519-261-0123 or Smith at 519829-0045.

Theatre adds extra Rhinestone Cowgirl matinee ORANGEVILLE Rhinestone Cowgirl: A Tribute to Dolly Parton, starring Leisa Way and The Wayward Wind, has become such a runaway hit that Theatre Orangeville has added an extra 3pm matinee performance on Sept. 25. Much loved for her Patsy Cline tribute concerts, Way literally erupts onto the stage in a flurry of feathers, fringe and bejewelled finery. The one-liners and commentaries Way delivers throughout the Tribute - “You folks paid a lot to come here tonight, and frankly I need the money. It costs a lot to look this cheap” - are entertaining and revealing. Rhinestone Cowgirl sold out 22 performances in May when it opened at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg and has already sold out the Sunday matinee performance at Theatre Orangeville. The real magic lies in hearing Way sing Dolly’s songs. Backed up by a terrifically talented band that includes Bruce Ley, Dave Wilson, Randall

Kempf (Kenny Rogers), Kim Ratcliffe and Aaron Solomon (Porter Wagoner), Way performs hits from every era of Parton’s career, including; 9 to 5, I Will Always Love You, Jolene, Two Doors Down, Here You Come Again, Coat of Many Colours, Islands in the Stream and Why’d You We Comewant to hear In Here Looking Like That. from you! When the band unplugs their instruments and joins THIS IS EXACTLY HOW Way downstage for an acoustic YOUR AD WILL APPEAR IN section, this musical moment invokes a timeless feeling. THE NEWSPAPER. This is a show that Please drawscheck to make sure that the information is audiences in for a great nightcorrect. of Mark any errors fun and entertainment. Don’t on this copy and fax back to miss this spectacular tribute (519) of 843-7607 the rags to riches “rhinestone” or call (519) 843-5410 cowgirl, Dolly Parton. TUESDAY NOON. Rhinestone Cowgirl:by A IF WE DO NOT HEAR Tribute to Dolly Parton plays FROM YOU, YOUR AD at Theatre Orangeville on Sept. WILL BE PRINTED IN THE 23, 24 and 25 at 8 pm, Sept. 25 NEWSPAPER AS IT IS HERE. at 3 pm and Sept. 26 at 2 pm. DEADLINES: Tickets can be purchased Our deadlines for on-line at www.theatreoranad submission is or by calling the MONDAY AT 3:00 P.M. Theatre Orangeville box office Our deadline for at 519-942-3423. error corrections is


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Continuing the tradition with the

Thanksgiving Weekend | October 8 . 9 . 10 . 11, 2010 This year’s theme:

Trees, Rooted in the Past - Branching Out To The Future ! All Weekend Long - Special Events Agricultural Awareness Tent, Antique Tractor & Machinery Display including Bob Wilson and his vintage Sawyer Massey Steam Engine Equine Tent - Representing all sectors of the Equine World: Education, Agriculture, Products & Services Halton Wood Carvers

Admission (HST included)

Daily Admission: (13 and over) $9: (Ages 5-12) $3; Weekend pass (4 days) $30 4 years of age and under admitted free

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Exhibits Accepted 7:00-9:00 p.m. Midway Toonie Night 7:30 p.m.

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Sunday, October 10th

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Hunter/Jumper Show - Horse Ring Gaited Horse Show - Track Gentle Ben’s Pet Show - Outside Ex. Hall Jersey Show - Show Barn Open Goat Show & 4H Achievement Day - LT The Stylamanders Children’s Ent. - Ex. Hall Baby Show - Exhibits Hall Erin 4-H Dairy Club Achievement Day - SB Cindy Cook - Polka Dot Door - Outside Ex. Hall Kids Pedal Pull - Outside Exhibits Hall 4-H’ers Little Royal - Show Barn Cindy Cook - Polka Dot Door - Ex. Hall Horse Draw - Track General Store - Entertainment - Exhibits Hall Cindy Cook - Polka Dot Door - Outside Ex. Hall The Stylamanders - Children’s Ent. - Ex. Hall Visiting Ambassadors - Exhibits Hall General Store - Entertainment - Exhibits Hall Tractor Pull - Track Terry Sumsion - Entertainment - Exhibits Hall

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Rabbit & Cavy Show - Livestock Tent Poultry Show - Livestock Tent Open Showmanship Clinic - Show Barn Horse Whisperer Helen Russel - Track Erin 4-H Beef Calf Club - Show Barn Wellington County Beef Showmanship 4-H Interclub - Show Barn Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo - Outside Exhibits Hall Gymkhana Show - Horse Ring Maximum 60’s (Classic Rock) - Exhibits Hall Cooking of Chili - Outside Exhibits Hall Cindy Cook - Polka Dot Door - Outside Ex. Hall Lawn & Garden Tractor Pull - Track Children’s Cookie Decorating - Exhibits Hall Talent Show Winners - Exhibits Hall Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo - Outside Exhibits Hall Silent Auction - Bidding Closes - Exhibits Hall Cindy Cook - Polka Dot Door - Exhibits Hall Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo - Outside Exhibits Hall Chili Cook-off - Tasting & Winner - Outside EH Cindy Cook - Polka Dot Door - Exhibits Hall Presentation of Special Awards - Exhibits Hall Quilt Draw - Exhibits Hall Removal of Exhibits - Exhibits Hall

Advance Midway Ride tickets - $40.00 for 40 coupons: $20 savings. Tickets include an entry form for a Bicycle Draw. Tickets to be deposited in a drum in the Midway area. (Sponsored by Robertson’s Amusements). Tickets Available at: Hillsburgh Foodland, Budson Farm and Feed Company. Available until store closing on Thursday Oct. 7th, 2010. Also available form Secretary beginning Wednesday, Oct. 6th at the Fair Board Office until Friday at 3 p.m. Cost at fall will be $1.50 per coupon. During fair the Family Pack of 16 coupons for $20.00 savings of $4.00. rides of all sizes to require maximum of three per ride including big rides.

PAGE FOURTEEN Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, September 24, 2010

Waterloo Regional Police Chorus sings in Elmira The songs of the Waterloo Regional Police Male Chorus will once again delight the autumn airs of Elmira as the choir visits St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in honour of the congregation’s 150th anniversary. The concert will be held on Sept. 24th at 7:30pm it will be open to the public, with $12 tickets available at the door. The Police Chorus was formed in November 1973, and over the years has distinguished itself as a group that provides excellent entertainment and quality music. Last June, the group sang the national anthem at the Toronto Argonaut football game, and it will hopefully bring the Blue Jays luck as the

Chorus will sing the national anthems before the Jays take on the New York Yankees on Sept. 27. The Chorus, directed by Kimberly Nikkel and accompanied by Sheila Wallace, is also in demand beyond Waterloo Region. Since its inception, the group has accepted invitations to sing from sea to sea across Canada, and all over the United States. During two tours of England, Scotland, and Wales, the Chorus performed to soldout audiences at impressive locations such as Westminster Abbey, York Minster, and Lincoln Cathedral. The group’s repertoire includes selections from a wide

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range of music that appeal to music lovers of any age: traditional spirituals, hymns, Canadian folk and pop songs, Broadway standards, and movie tunes. The Chorus also has released several CDs; the most recent recording being its sixth, We Sing Again. Elmira resident and choir member, Ron Wagner, will be doing double duty at the Chorus’s upcoming concert at St. Paul’s as he will be singing with the group and celebrating with his own congregation. The concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, at the corner of Centre and Mill Streets in Elmira, will be one of several events the congregation has organized to commemorate its sesquicentennial anniversary. St. Paul’s has already hosted a Victorian Tea, and it will be on the itinerary as part of Waterloo Region’s Doors Open event on September 18th. The festivities will wrap up with a banquet and special worship service on the second last weekend in October. Tickets for the concert are $10.00 per person in advance and are available by contacting the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church office at 519-669-2593, or Brent Bloch at 519-669-3812. Tickets will also be available for $12.00 at the door. submitted by Brent Bloch

The Orton Troubadours (Nick Holmes, Neville Worsnop, Dave Pounds) warm up for the Ballad of Sonya Snell, one of the hilarious numbers in the Old Tyme Music Hall /Vaudeville show Footlight Follies, playing at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh, Sept. 24 to 26. The show features some fabulous voices, plenty of laugh-out-loud comedy, and a chance to sing along with some old favourites. submitted photo

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ity, provides programs of therapy, recreation, sport and life skills training for children and adults with a wide range of physical, cognitive and behavioural needs. The Hoofbeat Challenge and Family Day serves as Sunrise’s major annual fundraising event that will help deliver these amazing programs to the community. For more information about the Hoofbeat Challenge and Family Day visit

Lions Park Sign Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony Memorial Forest and First Tree Planting, Sept. 25, 2 to 4pm. Palmerston Lions Park. Come and see MPP John Wilkinson and members of the Palmerston Lions Club unveil their new heritage signs as well; the first tree planting ceremony will take place and will be in honour of Ronald (Skip) Brown. The Palmerston Lions Park will also have a train ride in the park or a walking tour following the ceremonies. The Palmerston Lions Park is a first class park with many new features to enjoy for years to come. Grey Wellington Theatre Guild Tour of the theatre and dressing rooms with performance by Mark Twain, Sept. 25 (2 tours) at 2pm and 7pm,

and Sept. 26 at 2pm. Town Hall Theatre, Harriston. There will be a tour of the theatre with lighting and sound demonstrations as well as a tour of the wardrobe room and dressing rooms. Mark Twain will also be doing a 15 minute performance on stage. Pre-registration is required, please call Pat Smith at 519338-5391. Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum Walking Tour, Hand Cars and Station Tour, Sept. 26, 2pm. Palmerston Railway Museum. The museum will also be open for a tour to get a glimpse back into our history. For more information visit or call 519-338-2511, you can also pick up a brochure from stores throughout Minto.

GIVE US Minto celebrates Culture Days Sept. 24 to 26 A CALL!

Plans for Culture Days, a free annual event that invites people to celebrate and explore arts and culture in every province or territory are underway in Canada. The celebration represents the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and culture community in this country. Culture Days will take place on Sept. 24 to 26, and Minto has jumped on board. Free events taking place in Minto Sept. 24 to 26 include: Wellington CountyPalmerston Branch Library. Readings of novels by Canadian Authors, Sept. 24, 4 to 5pm. There will be selected readings from books by

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Continued from page 2 A Way Out, The Recovery Awareness breakfast to celebrate recovery from addictions will be held at Luther Village Waterloo. Contact *** “Colour in the Shade Garden”, with Donna Zarudny from Dufferin Garden Centre, presented by the Grand Valley Horticultural Society at Trinity United Church 7:30pm, everyone welcome. For more info, contact Julie 519-928-2949. *** Guelph/Eramosa Township All Candidates Meeting. 7pm at Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood.

Sept 30 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. *** 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. *** Speedside United Church Turkey Supper. Adults $14, children 12 and under $7, preschool –free. 4:45 call 519-843-2351, 6pm call 519-822-1731, 7pm call 519-836-1213. Take out 519-821-0018.

Oct 1 Community euchre, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Puslinch, at the Puslinch Community Centre at 7:30pm. $3 per person. Refreshments provided, 50/50 draw, all welcome. Call Neil Smith for info. 519-837-3838. *** Moorefield United Church Pork Dinner, 5 - 7pm at Maryborough Community Centre, Moorefield, Ont. Advance tickets not necessary. Prices $12. for adults, $5 for children 5 to 11, preschoolers free. *** The Red Chevron Club is hosting Karaoke. 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+. *** University Basketball at the main gym at Centre Wellington District High School in Fergus. 6pm. The University of Waterloo women will compete against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and at 8pm, the University of Guelph men will take on the University of Waterloo. Tickets at the door. $6 for non-students and $4 for students with valid ID. All proceeds will support the CWDHS Aboriginal Club and Exchange Program. For information, contact Jack 519-843-2500, ext 522. *** Tom Howell’s Fish Fry at Teresa of Avila Parish Hall, 19 Flamingo Dr. Elmira. Two sittings, 5 and 6:30pm. Adults $14, children (5-12) $6, Under 5 free. Advance tickets are available until Sept. 29 and may be purchased at the Church Office 519669-3387. *** The Elora Acoustic Cafe is a place to perform, listen and converse in a warm and welcoming cafe environment. The evening begins at 7:30pm with open stage sign up, music at 8pm and feature artist at 9:30pm. “Peter Hillam, Tricia Brubacher, and Julie Corey” collaborating in a Trio to play and sing and bliss out on 3 part harmony.

Oct 2 Dufferin Town and Country Farm Tour 9am-4pm. A selfguided driving tour to farms in East Garafraxa and East Luther Townships. Fun and educational activities for the family - see farming first-hand. Admission – Donation for Food Bank. Tour Information 1-800-332-9744. *** Mimosa United Church Annual Fundraiser. Dance to the country sound of the Muir Family at Belwood Community Hall 7:30pm. Tickets $10. Lunch. Call Gerry 519-855-4630 or Betty 519-8362331. *** Elora Rockers Sports Assoc. Fall Dance Elora Legion 8pm – 1am. D.J., Door Prizes, Light lunch, $10 per person. Advance tickets call 519-846-9277 or 519-846-5589. *** Mixed cribbage, two person teams, tournament. Starting 1pm sharp. Entry fee $20 per team. Registration 11.30 am. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: SPECIAL EVENT: 4th Annual Active Living and Retirement Trade Show. 10am-2pm. Free admission. Free presentations. Free giveaways. Lunch available. Call 519-787-1814 for more information. *** Basement sale at St. James Anglican Church, 171 Queen St. E., Fergus, 8am -12pm. *** Empowering Exceptional Parents. This 1 day seminar will empower parents of children with exceptionalities with tools, skills and laughter. Everyone is invited to attend this seminar at Ariss Valley Golf Club (5700 Hwy 86 Ariss) 9am – 3pm. To register or for more information call 519-821-8089 ext. 552. *** Ladies Night Out Hosted by Fergus and District Kinsmen Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave. E., Fergus. Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Showtime at 8pm featuring Yuk Yuk’s Comediennes. Age of Majority event featuring Yuk Yuk’s comediennes Martha Chaves, Laurie Elliott, and Joanna Downey.

Proceeds to Groves Memorial Community Hospital. $40 per person, $300 Table of eight. For tickets call 519-843-4852.

Oct 3 Catch the Wind, Catch the Spirit of Hope. Ceremony and walk to celebrate the lives of those living with Breast Cancer and to remember those who have died from the disease. 1pm at Silvercreek Park, SW corner of Wellington and Edinburgh. No Pledges. More info. Karen at 519-856-2089.

Oct 4 Puslinch Historical Society - Virgil Martin will discuss changes in the local rural landscapes and woodlands over the past 25 years. Recent photos compared with old photos will illustrate dramatic and intriguing changes over the span of a lifetime. 7:30pm at Puslinch Township Offices, 7404 Rd. 34, Aberfoyle. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre Poker Walk. At designated stops you will receive a playing card, at the end of the walk (2kms) we will see who has the best poker hand. No poker experience necessary. Prizes. No charge. Call 519- 787-1814 to register.

Oct 5 St. John’s Lutheran Church Turkey Supper at the Clifford Community Hall from 4:30- 7pm. Adults $12.50, 12 and under $5, preschoolers free. For tickets call Ethel 519-327-8135 or Denise 519-367-2120.

Oct 6 Until October 24- Twelve Angry Men. A Riveting Courtroom Drama. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo. Regular Performance $42; Previews $35.50; 18 and Under $21.50. Tel: 519-747-7788 or Toll Free: 1-888-449-4463. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Drop-in Blood Pressure Clinic 10am-12noon - no appointment needed. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Givin’ Gourds! Drop-in and make a grateful guy out of a gourd for Thanksgiving. Bring your own gourd. Between 5 and 8 pm. Aboyne Library.

Oct 7 Belwood Lions Jamboree. 7:30pm Belwood Hall. Come and Play, Sing, Dance and just enjoy the Entertainment. Admission $5 pp. (Performing musicians: free). Call 519-843-7011 for information. *** The Arthur Lion’s Club will host a meet the candidates night in Arthur 7:00 p.m. Arthur Arena Complex. Sponsored by Arthur Chamber of Commerce and Arthur Lion’s Club.

Oct 8

Jean Walker, Middle Audrey Gunson and Marion Snyder pose with their favourite paper while on a recent trip to Aschaffenburg, Germany. contributed photo


invites you to their annual

Harvest Tea & Bazaar Thursday, October 7th 2:00pm-4:00pm Come enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, tea and tasty treats. Crafts, preserves, baked goods and other items available. 600 Whites Road, Palmerston 519-343-2611 x 227

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Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Seminar: “Tell Your Story – A Workshop for seniors” 9:30-11:30am. Call 519-787 1814 to register.

Oct 9 The Red Chevron Club presents, a night of Classic Rock with “BAD PICKLE” 2pm. Upstairs. Tickets available at The Red Chevron Club. Everyone welcome 19+.

Oct 13 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 “Spoiling the broth”. Special Guest: TBA. Boathouse at 116 Gordon St. Donations graciously accepted. Not suitable for children. Sandy Schoen 519-767-0017. *** Rockwood & District Lioness Euchre & Bridge Night. Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood at 7pm. $5 a person. Lunch and prizes to follow. *** The Grand Quilt Guild meet at 7:30 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fergus. Four amazing presentations with Quilt Frame set up Betty, Paper piecing Judy, Embroidery Dianne, and Beading Elizabeth. Everyone welcome.

Oct 14 Arthur Agricultural Society Directors meeting. 8:15pm. Lower Hall of the Arthur Community Centre. All welcome. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Learn To Play Bridge 9:3011:30am (8 weeks), Bridge Tricks To Make Your Contract 1-3pm (8weeks). Call 519-519-787-1814 to register.

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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 fourth week of September -

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your self-confidence and enthusiasm have made you a natural-born leader. Embrace each of these attributes and this week will belong to you. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, changes have left you thinking of ways to make a difference. If you want to volunteer, there are many organizations that need help. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, lots of changes are waiting to unfold in your personal life. Take the time to work through these changes and you’re bound to be better for having done so. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you are very good at bringing people together and socializing. Use this trait to create a social forum this week, where everyone can have an ideas exchange. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, don’t let others make decisions for you. This week, take back control of your life and be more assertive in all the things that you want to accomplish. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 This week you are very interested in technology, Virgo, especially how emerging technology can have an impact on your life and career. Seek the advice of others for purchases. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 You’re generally a selfless, altruistic person, Libra. Friends will be surprised to hear all the demands and desires you have this week, Libra. It’s okay to want things sometimes.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 This week you will have to come up with the answer to an important question, Scorpio: What do you really want? If it is stability, then you will have to make big changes. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, use this week to show others you are a thoughtful person who has a lot of life experience. Assert yourself in a calm but effective way. That will get your point across. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Trust the people you love, Capricorn. They are growing weary of dealing with your flipflopping personality and air of anxiety. You need to give in a little. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 It isn’t always easy to think and act differently from others around you, Aquarius. However, as an eccentric person, you will have to accept the fact that it’s commonplace. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, someone close to you is having problems that he or she cannot express. Your intuitiveness will save the day.

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The County of Wellington is hosting a public open house to seek community input to develop a concept plan for Wellington Place and the former Trask lands between Fergus and Elora/Salem.

green legacy programme

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum

Sunday, October 3, 2010 12 - 4 PM

(County Rd. 18 between Fergus & Elora) PLEASE NOTE: This date replaces the previous open house scheduled for September 27, 2010.

vintage tractors and threshing demonstrations displays, entertainment and food, $2/person

For more information, contact Sarah Wilhelm, Planner, at: 519.837.2600, ext. 2130* or


Hoofbeat Challenge and Family Day

A charity fundraiser for the Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Centre supporting children and adults with disabilities.

0536 Wellington County Rd. 18 Fergus, Centre Wellington, Ontario, CANADA N1M 2W3


Saturday, September 25, 2010 PLEDGED RIDE/WALK/PETWALK

Visit, or call 519.837.2600, ext. 3120* to obtain an order form. Order early to avoid disappointment.

tel: 519.846.0916 ext. 5221 TOLL FREE:1.800.663.0750 ext. 5221

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) EVENT DAY

County Communications Page Wellington Advertiser for publication: Sept. 24, 2010 prepared by Phil Dietrich Wellington County Museum & Archives

Participants raise $50 or more in pledges


a free T-Shirt, BBQ Lunch & Corn Roast, & free Draw Tickets. Registration: 9:00 a.m. for ride, 10:00 a.m. for walk, Family Day Begins at 10:30 a.m. Questions? Joan Cullen 519.837.0558, ext. 21 or


Order forms available October 1st!

Saturday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Liquidation World 480 Smith Street. (Hwy. 6), Arthur (New Location) Wellington County residents only. No charge to participate. For more information, contact Solid Waste Services (SWS): 519.837.2601 or 1.866.899.0248.


Trees For Mapleton Workshop Friday, October 8, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Clean Field Services Inc. 7668 Eighth Line, Drayton Agenda • Advice on how to care for your trees. • Assistance available to plant trees. • Learn about tree pests, diseases and invasive species. • How to plant more trees. • Planting incentive programmes.

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Free lunch. Prize draw. Bus tour. Pruning and herbicide application demonstrations.

Space is limited. To register, contact Lindsay Watchorn, Trees for Mapleton Coordinator, at: 1.866.900.4722, ext. 2259 or

TREES ONTARIO TREE PLANTING WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. GRAND VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE 90 MAIN STREET NORTH, GRAND VALLEY Agenda • Tree Planting techniques. • Ways to reduce the environmental footprint. • Programmes and incentives available to landowners (50 Million Tree Programme, Managed Forest Tax Incentive Programme (MFTIP) and local programmes.

it started out as a simple idea ... to plant trees and make Wellington County a little greener.

Join us for the planting of the

one millionth tree.

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. Wellington County Museum and Archives

0536 Wellington Road 18 in Fergus

Space is limited. To register contact Trees Ontario, at: 1.877.646.1193 or These workshops aim to build success off the most recent spring tree planting season that saw over 2 million trees planted across southern Ontario.

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

This event coincides with the Museum’s Harvest Home Festival, running from noon-4:00p.m.


$ admission

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Do you have an idea for an upcoming issue?

Andrea Ravensdale, Communications Officer 519.837.2600, ext. 2320* or *ALL CALLS CAN BE MADE TOLL FREE TO 1.800.663.0750

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