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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, October 8, 2010­­


The Fergus Elora Retail Alliance Shop Local Program draw was held at Vito’s 2 for 1 Pizza in Elora. Drawing the winning ballot is FERA representative Dave Rushton and owner Bobby Koronovich. The winner is Elizabeth Trafford who won a $50 gift certificate from Dreamland Pet & Equine in Elora. Congratulations. The FERA draw October 4-6 was at Hilltop Variety in Elora. A ballot will be drawn October 11-13 from Art of the Bloom Flower Market and Floral Boutique. Thanks to all of the participating stores and all of the local shoppers.

All breeds equine parade at Erin Fair Equine Erin/Erin Fair is hosting an All Breeds Equine Parade - Monday Oct. 11, at the Track. This is the grand finale of Equine Erin a special 160th anniversary celebration. Come out and take part. Enjoy watching the very smallest to the very tallest and everything in between. Meet 3pm, parade start: 4pm sharp. Announcer: Joe Scully (Erin Rodeo).

Starting horn to be sounded by: Simon Brunner (Coach Horn Master) Prizes awarded for: Tallest, Smallest, Best Group and Best of Show. Free with Fair entry to participants and spectators. Everyone Welcome. Pre-Registration /waiver required for all parade participants. Contact for more information.

Belwood Women’s Institute

Craft Sale

Sat. October 16th, 2010 9am-2pm Belwood Community Hall Corner of Queen & George Streets

Stone United Church


Monday October 18th 5-7pm Rockmosa Centre - Rockwood

Adults $15, Children 12 & under $7 Pre-school - Free Takeouts Available

TICKETS AVAILABLE: 5pm - Earl 519-856-4052 6pm - Eileen 519-856-9648 7pm - Jack 519-856-4765

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. *** 1943 Army Cadets is a youth program which is free to youth. Army cadets is open to guys and girls,12 - 19 years old. We meet at Norwell District Secondary School, 6:45 - 9:15pm. For any questions, please call Captain Bill Dobson at 519-343-4305. *** “Living on Less” is an 7 week free program for those struggling to live on less because of job or EI loss, low income, loss of retirement income or to make less impact on our environment. It starts Monday, October 18 at 9 am for refreshments with the program at 9:30 and runs weekly at St. James the Apostle Church, at Paisley and Glasgow. Participants will develop their own spending plan and live on less with confidence. Limited space in child program. Please register by e-mailing or call Ann at 519-837-1091for further information.

Oct 8

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+. *** UCHS is having its semi-annual Rabies Clinic from 10am – 2 pm at Pet Valu 235 Guelph Street, (Halton Hills Shopping Plaza), Georgetown. Cost per pet: $20 Rabies; $300 Microchip. Please bring your dog on leash and cat in a carrier to ensure their safety. *** Crawford Lake To Rattlesnake Park 10km. Meet 10am at the Covered Bridge parking lot east of Gordon Street for carpooling to the start point. Leader: Gayle 519-856-1012; Susan Bard 519836-6570.

Oct 12

The Royal City Quilters’ Guild (RCQG monthly at 7 pm at the Three Willows United Church, 577 Willow Rd. in Guelph. Judy @519-822-2658. Guests are welcome to join the meeting for $5 which can be credited towards membership.

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 and District Lioness Euchre and Bridge Night. Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood at 7pm. $5 a person. Lunch and prizes to follow. *** The Grand Quilt Guild meet at 7:30pm 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. *** Euchre at Harriston, Legion #296, 8pm. Light Lunch provided. $5 per person. Bring a Partner. For more information call 519338-2843.

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. *** St. Georges’ Anglican Church annual fall rummage sale on Oct.13 and 14. Please bring good new and used clean clothing on Wed. Oct 13th from 9am-5pm. On Thurs. sale Day is 9am -7pm. Sale in Parish Hall Young St. Harriston. Everyone Welcome.

Oct 15

Sunday October 24, 2010 Games start at 1pm - Doors open at 11am share the wealth package $15 - main program package $25 (both packages are required - extra strips available)

“proceeds to local community projects” Held at Grand River Raceway

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Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Seminar: “Homeopathy For Acute Ailments” 10:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** The Red Chevron Club is hosting Karaoke 8pm. Free admission. Everyone Welcome 19+ . *** Fish Fry at St. Mary Family Centre, Mount Forest, 5-6:30pm. Adults $13, children 10 and under $6, preschool free. Tickets at the door only. Call 519-323-3967 for delivery. *** Wing Night at Arthur Legion, 6 - 8pm. $12. *** Brighton chapter Euchre and Lunch 7:30pm at the Masonic Building, 3190 Andrew St. E. Fergus. For more info. Call Betty or Roy at 519-787-8250. All welcome.

Oct 16

Fergus Biggest 5k Family Run/Walk for the children of Haiti, 9:30am start. Free brunch – great prizes. Registration forms at St. Andrew’s Church Office. 325 St. George St, W. Fergus. 519843-3565. ***

Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Social Networking 9:30-11:30am (1 class), DVD/CD Burning 1:30-3:30pm (1 class). Call 519-7871814 to register. *** Jamboree 2pm, Arthur Legion. Contact Nancy 519-848-5702. *** Craft Sale Belwood Hall 9am-2pm. New crafters and products. Something for everyone, Lunch available. Sponsored by the Belwood WI. *** Camp Edgewood 65th Anniversary. A gourmet dinner featuring guest speakers Don McLeod and Jane Brewer. Edgewood Camp and Conference Centre. Reminiscing, walks and archives: 4pm Dinner 5:30. Tickets: $30. To order: call 519-856-9622. We are gathering Edgewood stories from each decade to be shared at the dinner. Please send your story and contact information to or Camp Edgewood, 49 Memorial Street, Eden Mills, On N0B 1P0. *** Fall Country Market 10am-2pm. St. James the Apostle Church, Corner Paisley and Glasgow Streets, Guelph. Harvest, Bake, Penny, Craft Tables. *** Ham Supper, Alma Community Hall. 5-7pm Adults $10, children $4. Sponsored by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Alma.

Oct 17

The Hilltop Singers and Friend Concert, 7pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fergus. Join us for an incredible evening of Gospel Music. Tickets $10 at the Church Office 519-843-3565. *** Kid’s Karaoke, up to age 18. Arthur Legion. Contact Linda 519848-2622. *** The Fergus Legion Branch 275, 500 Blair Street Fergus, Sunday Morning Community Breakfast 9am -12pm. $5 per person.

Oct 18

Women Cancer Support group. 3rd Tuesday of every Month. 10am-12pm. No Fee. St. Joseph Church Community Hall. 460 St George, St, W. Fergus. Lunch out 1st Wednesday of every Month. Call Joyce B. 519-843-3213 or Judy D, 519-843-3947 Ext: 100. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Seminar: “10 Simple Steps To Estate Planning” @ 10:15am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Roast Beef dinner at Monticello United Church 4:30 -7pm. Adults $12.50, children $5, preschool free. *** Harriston and District Horticultural Society meeting. Mini show in the auditorium, 7:30pm. Speakers: David and Erika Schuit, topic: Bees. Everyone welcome. *** Stone United Church Beef Dinner- 5-7pm, Rockmosa Centre, Rockwood. Adults- $15, Children 12 and under- $7, Pre-schoolfree. Take Out available. Tickets available: 5pm Earl 519-8564052, 6pm Eileen 519-856-9648, 7pm Jack 519-856-4765. *** The Centre Wellington Women’s Connection invites all ladies to our dinner meeting at 7674 Colbourn St. E. Elora at 7pm. Cost is $17 all inclusive. Reservations are essential. Call Carol at 519846-5459. *** Elmira and District Horticultural Society presents Alternatives to Lawns, with Dr. Helen Gordon of Kitchener Master Gardeners 7:30pm, Trinity United Church Hall. Members: no charge. Visitors: $2. Information: 519-669-2458.

Oct 19

All Candidates meeting, Eden Mills Community Hall. 108 York St., Eden Mills. 7:30pm. All Welcome. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Rubber Stamping/Card Making Workshop at 9:30am. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Pepper Cards at Harriston Legion #296. Start at 1:30pm sharp. Come on out and have some fun. *** Junior Book Bites (Grades 3-5) Wellington County Library – Fergus Branch 4 – 5pm. Please register. *** Blood and Fire: The Donnelly Project – historical storytelling event. Brief Description: What really happened in 1880 when the Donnelly family was murdered in Lucan, Ontario? 7:30pm. Waterloo Region Museum (in the theatre), 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener. 519-748-1914. Admission: $15, $12 for seniors and students. *** Fall Flower and Vegetable Show at Marden Community Centre. 7:00 p.m.- Guelph Township Horticultural Society also has Gerald Swan to speak on “Orchids” - Great door prizes: 6 of Mr. Swan’s orchids. Refreshments. Entries into show before 7:30pm. contact Jean 519-822-5289. *** Orton Fall Fashion Show. 7:30pm. St. John’s Community Church, Fashions by Special Effects, Brodericks, Big Monkey, Little Monkey. Admission $10 at the door or call 519-855-4243. *** Provincial Elder Abuse Awareness Day Seniors Expect Respect. You are invited to attend live performances by the Ryerson Studio II Theatre & Sweet Adelines Orangeville Chorus. 9:30 – 3pm. Continued on page 11

Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, October 8, 2010 PAGE THREE

Gleaning by example: Local volunteers feed the poor - one serving at a time by Chris Daponte

NORTH DUMFRIES Nestled among rolling hills and rural back roads southwest of Puslinch Township, something special is happening at the Ontario Christian Gleaners plant. For the past two years volunteers have been cleaning, chopping, drying and packaging surplus Ontario produce - 30,000 pounds per week of it - and shipping it to foreign countries to be used to make vegetable soup for the poor and less fortunate. “We have a lot of produce here that goes to waste,” said gleaners plant manager Shelley Stone. About 250 people from within a 45 minute radius including many from Well– ington County - volunteer on a regular basis, although Stone estimated about 1,000 people are involved in the gleaners entire network of volunteers, produce donors and other helpers. Roughly 40 volunteers ar– rive every weekday, working from 8:30am until noon, and producing 25,000 to 30,000 servings of soup daily. To date, through partnerships with various missionary groups and charitable organi– zations, the soup has been shipped to about 30 countries. Stone estimated that by the end of the year, the gleaners will have produced over four million servings of vegetable soup. “We feed the poor. That’s the one thing we do - and we do it well,” Stone said. Considering the plant began production in September of 2008, the accomplishments of the Ontario Christian Gleaners (OCG) are quite extraordinary. How it began The term “gleaning,” often described as the act of collecting leftover crops from fields after they have been harvested, has Biblical origins. But today, gleaners can feed the hungry by gleaning produce that may be too large or small, slightly discoloured, blemished or too close to the expiry date. The idea for the OCG, Stone explained, came from the Okanagan Gleaners and Fraser Valley Gleaners in British Columbia, which have been in operation for over a decade. In the summer of 2004, about 15 people crammed into two vans, drove all the way out to see the facilities, volunteered for a week and drove back. From there, they formed a board of directors, members registered as a charitable organization, started fundraising

and began looking for a suitable location. The land on Morrison Road, south of Cambridge, was donated to the cause, as was much of the time and material used for the building. Various churches donated money from the start, and even a company in Montreal donated a corn dryer, which was then converted by OCG to suit its needs, which include drying carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, asparagus and potatoes for soup, as well as various fruits for snacks. “We run entirely on donations,” Stone noted. She explained the OCG receives no government funding to help meet its $200,000 annual budget. “We have learned a lot in two years,” said Stone, the OCG’s only full-time paid employee. The organization also employs two part-time staff members, but the rest are unpaid. The volunteers “We have such good people,” Stone said, noting many come from within Wellington County, including places like Fergus and nearby Puslinch Township. Volunteers perform tasks ranging from cleaning and cutting produce, to operating the chopping machine, fork lift, and dryer, to driving the OCG’s delivery truck for pickups or drop-offs. They range in age from teenagers (at least 15 years of age) to seniors - Stone calls one 90-year-old volunteer a “real inspiration to others” - and include all demographics and 15 different religious denominations, although there are some with no faith affiliation at all.

Big send off - Volunteers with the Ontario Christian Gleaners pose with yet another shipment destined for the Third World. By the end of this year, the plant will have produced over four million servings of soup. photo by Rainer Leipscher

Neville Rainford, who is originally from Jamaica, heard about the gleaners through his church in Kitchener. “We thought it was such a fantastic idea - to do something practical to help the poor,” said Rainford, who now volunteers with his wife. But Stone said the appeal of volunteering is about more than just benevolence. “I love the concept of this. It’s everything I believe in under one roof,” Stone said. She explained in addition to feeding the poor, she likes that people from all walks of life

“We are a year-round operation.” She noted the gleaners hope to process a lot of kale this winter, and hints local growers could provide a real boost to the operation through the donation of the leafy cabbage, which can be harvested into January. Stone is blown away by the generosity of local farmers, many of whom come in to volunteer during the winter. “We love those farmers; they can do everything,” she said with a smile. She adds the gleaners are

“We feed the poor. That’s the one thing we do - and we do it well.” - Shelley Stone, manager of the Ontario Christian Gleaners Plant are working together towards one common goal and that the operation is preventing good food from being thrown out. “It just makes so much sense,” she said. The food Produce arrives at OCG from farmers, food distribution centres, food processing companies and greenhouse vegetable growers. During the winter months, when considerably less Ontario fruits and vegetables are available, Stone works hard to source other produce, which is often imported. “We have never missed a day. It’s amazing,” she said.

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always looking for soup beans and barley, if local growers have any to spare. The recipients The OCG donates its dried food products to reputable re– lief, charitable and development organizations, as well as missionary teams, which then distribute the products to locations throughout the world, primarily in Central America Africa and eastern Europe. “We’re about relief and we’re about development,” Stone said. Organizations hoping to distribute the OCG goods are

required to file out applications at www.ontariogleaners. org. They also have to submit an audited financial statement and comply with other requirements in order to be chosen by the committee in charge of picking the final destination for the food. “We owe that to our donors and our volunteers,” Stone said of the stringent selection process. “We’re very careful about who gets chosen.” On top of the application process, every organization chosen to receive OCG food is required to report back on the experience, including photos and/or videos of the recipients receiving the goods. That helps add another layer of accountability and, perhaps more im– portantly, it allows volunteers to see the difference they make in others’ lives. “That’s why people show up; when they hear the story firsthand and see the pictures it’s cool,” said Stone. “We get the greatest reports from the other end ... it’s pretty moving. It’s amazing to hear from them.” Volunteer Terry Gray has seen the reaction of grateful children personally. The Kitchener resident has thrice travelled to Burkina Faso in west Africa with the Careforce International relief organization and delivered the soup mix to 455 very hungry and needy children. “It’s a life changing experience, it really is,” Gray said. Stone added children are the most common recipients of the OCG products, but the

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food is given to anyone in need. The gleaners have already shipped 2.5 million servings of the soup mix to Haiti since the devastating earthquake there earlier this year. Mostly, the food is consumed very quickly by recipients, who are obviously in great need. But Stone says more often than not they spend considerable time praying and giving thanks to those who helped provide the food. “They’re so grateful,” Stone said. As a bonus, she explained, many use the pails in which the soup mix bags are shipped to collect water. “The pail is a highly valued item [in Third World countries],” she added. Making a difference The gleaners have only been in operation for two years, and actually shipping out products for just 18 months. “We’re still learning and we’re still forming partnerships,” Stone said. Maybe so, but the operation is clearly making a difference already. The gleaners expect to expand in the coming years and Stone is hopeful others may see the work they’re doing and decide to start a similar operation elsewhere throughout the province, the nation and beyond. And though there are “people from all over the world” coming through the building - either on a tour or to share stories of thankful recipients - she feels there is more work to be done to get the word out about the gleaners’ work. In the meantime, volunteers continue to selflessly donate their time to make a difference - one serving of soup at a time - for total strangers living on the other side of the world. In fact, a shipment of 240,000 servings destined for Nicaragua was shipped out just this week. “We see it as, this is how God has provided for us,” Stone said. In that respect, every day is like Thanksgiving for the Ontario Christian Gleaners. *** Anyone wanting to book a tour, volunteer, or make a monetary or surplus food donation to the OCG should call 519-624-8245. For more information, visit The gleaners are also hosting open house events on Nov. 9 and 25 at 10:30am. Those interested should contact the OCG plant.

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3. After 30 compressions, tilt the head back and lift the chin up to open the airway. Prepare to give two rescue breaths. Pinch the nose shut and breathe into the mouth for one second. If the chest rises, give a second rescue breath. If the chest doesn’t rise, repeat the headtilt, chin-lift maneuver and then give the second rescue breath. That’s one cycle. If someone else is available, ask that person to give two breaths after you do 30 compressions. If you’re not trained in CPR and feel comfortable performing only chest compressions, skip rescue breathing and continue chest compressions at a rate of 100 compressions a minute until medical personnel arrive. 4. If the person has not begun moving after five cycles (about two minutes) and an automatic external defibrillator (AED) is available, apply it and follow the prompts. Administer one shock, then resume CPR, starting with chest compressions, for two more minutes before administering a second shock. If you’re not trained to use an AED, a 911 operator may be able to guide you in its use. Use pediatric pads, if available, for children ages 1 to 8. Do not use an AED for babies younger than age 1. If an AED isn’t available, go to step 5 below. 5. Continue CPR until there are signs of movement or until emergency medical personnel take over.



in emergency procedures, skip mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing and proceed directly to chest compressions. Breathing: Breathe for the person Rescue breathing can be mouth-to-mouth breathing or mouth-to-nose breathing if the mouth is seriously injured or can’t be opened. 1. With the airway open (using the head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver), pinch the nostrils shut for mouth-to-mouth breathing and cover the person’s mouth with yours, making a seal. 2. Prepare to give two rescue breaths. Give the first rescue breath, lasting one second, and watch to see if the chest rises. If it does rise, give the second breath. If the chest does not rise, repeat the head-tilt, chin-lift maneuver and then give the second breath. 3. Begin chest compressions to restore circulation. Circulation: Restore blood circulation with chest compressions 1. Place the heel of one hand over the center of the person’s chest, between the nipples. Place your other hand on top of the first hand. Keep your elbows straight and position your shoulders directly above your hands. 2. Use your upper body weight (not just your arms) as you push straight down on (compress) the chest 2 inches (approximately 5 centimeters). Push hard at a rate of 100 compressions a minute.


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CPR has been around since 1740, when the Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for drowning victims. In 1891, Dr. Friedrich Maass performed the first documented chest compression in humans. Roughly 10 years later, successful chest compressions were used in human resuscitation. In the 1950s, it was determined that exhaled air was enough to provide oxygenation of another person. Peter Safar and James Elan, thusly, invented mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. In 1960, the American Red Cross officially adopted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and began to teach the public the techniques. The ability to do CPR is not based on age but rather body strength. Studies have shown that children as young as 9 years old can learn and retain CPR skills. It’s important to keep in mind that while CPR can keep a person alive, Automated External Defibrillators (AED) devices are needed to restore a natural heart rhythm to an individual who has suffered from cardiac arrest. Unless resuscitation is provided within minutes of collapse, an individual can rarely be saved.

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Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, October 8, 2010 PAGE FIVE

Health & Fitness

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Wash away these common skincare myths The skin is your body’s largest organ, so it’s no wonder there is such an abundance of products and advice available to help keep it in top form. While many products and practices are touted as being “the best” for your skin, the truth is, when it comes to skincare there are often more myths than facts. The wise consumer should know how to separate fact from fiction. Skincare experts want to help everyone put their best face forward - and that means learning the truth about healthy skincare.

MYTH: Skin is protected from the sun when you use a product with a high sun protection factor (SPF). FACT: Some SPF products only block against one type of UV ray, generally UVB, or the rays that cause sunburns. In reality, the sun showers us with UVA, UVB and UVC rays. UVA rays, which have an aging effect, penetrate into the lower layers of the skin and should be protected against as well. That means you should look for a sunscreen that is clearly labeled “broad spectrum,” not just ones

with a high SPF number. MYTH: Deep scrubbing of your complexion prevents breakouts. FACT: Cleansing with harsh soaps or exfoliating scrubs can strip the skin of vital natural oils and compromise its protective barrier. Harsh and frequent, more than twice a day, cleansing can trick the skin into producing more oil and compound breakout problems. Scrubbing can also lead to skin sensitivity or rashes. MYTH: Facials are a beauty must-have. FACT: Facials can be fun and if done by an expert esthe-

tician can help deliver a variety of benefits such as moisturization, deep cleansing and exfoliation. If you can afford a professional facial make sure you’re “in the hands” of an expert esthetician or you could wind up with irritation or scarring. MYTH: Wrinkle creams can completely eradicate wrinkles. FACT: These days there are many ways to “erase” the signs of time on the skin. The most effective ways are with injectable substances, fillers or plastic surgery. Professionally administered chemical peels and

lasers can also help give your skin a fresher, more youthful appearance. Anti-aging creams cannot “completely remove wrinkles,” but their formulas often contain ingredients such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and ceramides that deeply moisturize the skin and make it look more supple and radiant. MYTH: Doing facial exercises will tone facial muscles, providing a more youthful appearance. FACT: There has never been any substantiation for this beauty myth. In fact, certain facial movements such as squinting and laughing may

contribute to the formation of wrinkles -- maybe that’s why we call them laugh lines and crows feet. MYTH: Expensive skincare products are better for your skin. FACT: Many mass-marketed products available at your local drugstore are just as effective as luxury departmentstore brands. In fact, many contain the same ingredients as their more expensive counterparts. Elegant packaging, advertising and luxury brand names are often what you pay for when purchasing more expensive products.

High fructose corn syrup might get a sweet new name High fructose corn syrup has been getting bad press for a while now. Food manufacturers are pulling it out of some products, and everyone from soccer moms to nutritionists are blaming obesity rates on consumption of corn syrup. Is this sweetener really at the root of obesity? While the nutritional value or detriment of corn syrup is still open for debate, companies that manufacture high fructose corn syrup are trying to rename the product to give it a better public relations spin.

The Corn Refiners Association wants to change its name to corn sugar, after consumption of the sweetener reached a 20year low. The corn syrup industry is already using the name in advertising and seeking the approval for the name change from the Food and Drug Administration. Such approval could take as long as two years. The Corn Refiners Association claims sugar is sugar, whether it comes from sugar cane or corn. The body uses it

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Figs are tasty fruits that boast many health benefits. They can be an important component of a balanced diet. Figs have been grown and enjoyed for centuries. Native to the Middle East, figs grow on a ficus tree and come in different varieties. The fruit ranges dramatically in color and subtly in texture depending on the variety enjoyed. Turkey, Greece and even California are the top fig producers in the world. It’s possible to find figs from late summer through the autumn, depending on location. Fresh figs are very delicate and have a short shelf life. They can be kept in the refrigerator for about two days after being picked. Most people are familiar with the sweet dried figs that are available year-round. One may not be aware of the health value of figs. First and foremost, figs are high in potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure. Individuals who have high blood pressure should consider figs as a natural alternative to medication or to use in conjunction with traditional therapies. According to medical research, low intake of potassium-rich foods, coupled with a high intake of sodium, can lead to hypertension. Another benefit of figs is their high fiber content. Fiber-rich foods help promote a healthy digestive system, moving food

through the bowels easily. Fiber helps satiate a hungry person faster, meaning it’s a tool that can be used for weight loss. Fiber may also help reduce the risk of certain cancers, like breast cancer. Rich in calcium, figs can also promote bone health. Individuals at risk for osteoporosis can consider eating figs as part of a bone-strengthening regimen. Information published in the Archives of Ophthalmology state that eating fruit every day can help lower age-related risk of macular degeneration, one of the primary causes of vision loss in the elderly. Make figs a part of a healthy diet. Here are some ways to enjoy this fruit. * Eat fresh figs right off the tree. They’re sweet and refreshing. * To satisfy a sweet tooth, enjoy fig-stuffed cookies. * Grind up dried figs with a little honey and use as a spread on toast or bagels. * Stuff fresh, poached figs with nuts and enjoy. * Add bits of dried figs to recipes that call for raisins, such as tarts or cookies. *Put chopped fresh figs in rice, quinoa or couscous dishes. * Fresh figs can be stuffed with goat cheese and topped with sliced almonds for a tasty appetizer at parties.

the same way, and corn syrup and cane sugar are nutritionally the same. That means the products that contain sugar are just as likely to contribute to obesity as those with corn syrup. Sugars are found in many products, including cereals, pickles, breads, and even pet foods. Nutritionists urge individuals to cut down on consumption of all sugary products for a healthier diet. It is still unsure whether “corn sugar” will be adopted and whether consumers will be

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ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PLAN by John C. Benham, Program Representative The next EFP workshop will be held in the Elora OMAFRA boardroom at 10am to 3pm on Wednesday, Nov. 3 to be completed Wednesday, Nov. 10. To qualify for Cost Share financial assistance a completed EFP program is required. This will be the last chance to quality for projects to be completed in 2011. If you have not completed an Enrollment form and forwarded it to me, please contact 519846-3394. The plan is to have these out of the way before the application forms are available on Nov. 15 in the Aboyne Hall in the Wellington County Museum between Fergus and Elora and Nov. 16 in the OMAFRA boardroom. We will be forwarding an email to those who have contacted me, the list of information needed to complete the application. If you have questions or wish to sign up, call 519-846-3394. COMING EVENTS: Oct. 8 -11 Erin Fall Fair, on Main Street. For more information, call: 519-833-2808. Oct. 13 - 15 Farm Credit Canada - Drive Away Hunger comes to Ontario from Sept. 20 to Oct. 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: Oct. 13-15. To find out more, visit: Oct. 15 Wellington County Plowmen’s Banquet & Awards Night at Knox Presbyterian Church, Elora at 7pm. 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. 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 or visit

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CANADIAN YOUNG SPEAKERS FOR AGRICULTURE “Do you like a challenge?” “Would you like to share your enthusiasm for agriculture with an interested audience?” “Does the opportunity to win a substantial cash prize appeal to you?” “Are you 11 to 24 years old?” If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you may be interested in participating in the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition, held annually in November at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, as part of Youth Weekend. Competition this year: Nov. 6 at 9am. It’s an opportunity to develop your public speaking skills and a forum to express community concerns. The competition originated in 1985 in honour of International Youth Year, and was originally sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Farm Credit Canada joined as a co-sponsor in 1987. There are cash prizes for the six finalists in both the Junior Competition (ages 11-15) and Senior Competition (ages 16-24). The Senior Champion will receive $1,000, while the Junior Champion is awarded $500. Topics for this year’s competition are: • Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame – profile someone and share their impact • Who will feed the world in 50 years? • What is the biggest challenge in agriculture today? • Exploring First Nationals agriculture in Canada • What are the biggest events in Canadian agricultural history? For an application, rules and further details, visit: http://www. GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS by John C. Benham, Program Representative The next Growing Your Farn Profits workshop is planned to be held in Arthur in the St. John’s Parish Centre, Georgina Street on Wednesday, Nov. 3 and will be completed on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 9:30am to 3pm. No cost to you and lunch and refreshments are provided. Already in Ontario, 1200 producers have taken advantage of the opportunity to be guided through the self assessment similar to EFP and come up with their own action plan. Financial assistance is available to help carry out the actions you have planned. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. To sign up and for more information, call 519-846-3394.

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2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the IPM`s Queen of the Furrow program. Former Ontario Queens travelled from a cross Ontario and as far away as British Columbia and Nova Scotia to attend the anniversary celebrations. They took to the podium with stories and memories of their IPM reigns, and shared some of the highlights of their careers. Ontario Queens have gone on to pursue careers in farming, agribusiness, journalism, law, medicine, veterinary medicine, teaching, clergy and tourism. To mark the milestone, a commemorative table book of photos and stories from the past 50 years is being published. This book will provide readers with history and a snapshot of the program, and reflections and personal memories of past Queens’ experiences. Proceeds from the book will be donated to Canadian Breast Cancer Society. Interested in a copy of the book contact Katie Cheesemond or Jen Christie at Email: QueenoftheFurrow50Book@gmail. com Posing for a photo at the Queen of the Furrow banquet are: back row: Katie Cheesmond, Cheryl Leifso, Lynn Godkin, Melissa Parney, Jen Christie, Irene Wilson, Jill Onno, Mary Schlappy, Peggy Kipfer, Jenn Meghans, Janice Fox, Linda Waugh, Barb Mason, Vanessa Scott, Melissa Sparling. Front row: Barb Cunnington, Lynda Prong, Melanie Hunter, Elizabeth McMillan, Lynne Moore, Sharon Salm- Grose, Dawn Brunton. Submitted photo


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Minto celebrated Culture Days on September 24-26 Despite poor weather conditions on September 24 – 26 the organizations within the Town of Minto held a successful, first-ever Canadian Culture Days. The organizations that participated were the Minto Farmers’ Market, the Wellington

County Library- Palmerston Branch, the Minto Arts Council, the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild, the Palmerston Railway Heritage Museum and the Palmerston Lions Club. These groups had free activities that went on throughout the Town of Minto, which included:

Canadian novel readings, musical performances, exhibit opening reception, sign unveiling & dedication ceremony, walking tours, backstage tours, hand car rides, and live performances. The weekend played host to nearly 200 culture seekers, and was a success in many ways.

The Harriston & District Horticultural Society meeting The Harriston & District Horticultural Society hear all about “Lilies” the orchid of perennials at the September meeting. Brian Bergman of Toronto, with his slides and descriptions of all his asiaties and other hybrid lilies. He rents two acres of land and grows 20,000 varieties. Bulbs should be planted 8-10” deep in sandy or well drained

soil. They do not require full sun. The flowers should not be cut but the seed pods can be harvested to start new plants, which will take up to three years to flower. We have a red lily beetle

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Southern Ontario’s Credit River Watershed, measuring the value residents place on the wetlands in their community. As a method of gauging just how much wetland areas are valued by residents, 1,400 survey respondents were asked if they would be willing to accept an increase in their property taxes if it meant local wetlands could be saved or restored. Close to half of all wetlands in the watershed (the area of land that drains into the Credit River and its tributaries) have been lost or seriously degraded

since the 1950s, largely due to human activities such as expansion of urban areas. When presented with the facts about the role wetlands play in a healthy environment, such as protecting water quality and reducing flooding, along with facts about the continuing wetland loss in the Credit River watershed, almost 95 per cent of respondents to the CVC survey indicated that they are concerned about the issue. Respondents indicated they would be willing to support a hypothetical annual increase of

$229 to $259 in property tax per household over the next five years. That represents a total current value willingness to pay estimate ranging from over $48.6-million to over $55million. “Some might be surprised at the level of commitment we found,” said Mike Puddister, Director of Restoration and Stewardship for CVC. “Clearly once the public is aware of the important roles played by wetlands and the urgency of the situation, they agree that decisive action is required.”

If historic trends continue, close to one-fifth of all remaining wetlands in the Credit River Watershed could be lost in the next 10 years. Based on recent research, that ongoing wetland loss has far-reaching potential effects on the Credit River, including: increased nitrogen and phosphorous, adding to algae growth and other issues; an annual increase in flooding; a significant annual release of carbon; as well as the loss of habitat for local wildlife. CVC partnered with the Pembina Institute, with support

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ENTERTAINMENT Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro launches Guelph Symphony Orchestra’s 10th season GUELPH Guelph Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce that for this 10th anniversary season, we will offer five concerts and five guest conductors. One of these will be selected as the new resident conductor of the GSO, starting in the 2011-12 season. Audience members are invited to contribute to the selection process, through a survey available after each concert! Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro launches the new season on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at 7:30pm at Guelph’s River Run Centre. Conducted by Kristian

Alexander, this will be a concert performance of Mozart’s comic masterpiece, featuring a strong cast including such Guelph favourites as Andrew Tees as Figaro, Michael York as the Count and Marion SamuelStevens as the Countess. Brian Otto will narrate this trimmeddown performance which will include all your favourite music, sung in English. See http://www.kristianalexander. com/ for information about the conductor candidate. Book early to avoid disappointment. “Performing Mozart’s Figaro is a goal we set two

years ago.” said Simon Irving, Artistic Director of the GSO. “The music is wonderful, and the comedy of the piece has delighted audiences since it was first performed. And Magic Flute was a sold-out show when we presented it four years ago, so we know Guelph loves Mozart!” The Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the receipt of a grant from the Ontario Arts Council in support of the 20102011 season. The GSO is a semi-professional orchestra, based in Guelph and using primarily Guelph-area play-

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ers. The ensemble consists of 35 to 50+ players, depending on the repertoire requirements. Founded in 2001 with Simon Irving as its Artistic Director, it has given 62 concerts to date, covering a broad repertoire of classical music. The orchestra also provides opportunities for young emerging professional performers. For details about Guelph’s Own Orchestra or becoming a Friend of Guelph Symphony, please visit Tickets for all concerts are available at River Run Centre (519) 763-3000.

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Volunteer management workshop Thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Users of the Grand Theatre Collaborative sponsored an extremely worthwhile workshop on Volunteer Management on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Conducted by Gayle Valeriote, of the Guelph Volunteer Association, it focused on acquiring and retaining happy, enthusiastic volunteers. While geared to help theatre volunteers, the principle apply to any organizational volunteer system. Gayle had the participants recounting their pathways into volunteering, what kept them involved, and where they saw their participation benefiting their community. She also had them envisioning where their participation could lead their organization, the best possible outcome because of their participation. Most of the participants recounted incidents where they had been made to feel wanted, needed, validated. Volunteering for a theatre

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group does that for you. Most had an account of an incident in which they had been supported, encouraged. Better health was cited as a benefit; learning new skills, a sense of identity, and loneliness offset, others. Everyone involved was able to recount instances when lives had been changed thanks to their involvement in theatre. Some people were given a new lease on life. Others, thanks to the sense of community that involvement in theatre teaches you, had been changed from difficult, anti-social teens, to co-operative happy adults. Still others had found their life’s work through theatre. Community benefits to volunteering in theatre were impressive. The Not So Grand

Players alone have donated over $85,000 to local charities. Elora Community Theatre has also in the past, donated to local charities. People who pay taxes have moved into this community because of the presence of the theatre. They came to see a play and liked the town so much they moved here. People have had their knowledge of community and international history enlarged; Canadian culture has been-and always will be-celebrated through theatre. Local businesses benefit, either directly, as in restaurants and bed and breakfast operations, or indirectly, when people return to Fergus to see a store that was closed at the time of their visit to the theatre. All in all, there are immense

benefits, both personally and community-wise, to volunteering, so the next time you are asked to volunteer, don’t hesitate to ask what would be involved. Feel wanted, needed, validated. We want you. There are more workshops to come, some of which that are more theatre-oriented. There will be training sessions in ladder safety, WHMIS, lighting, sound, set construction and stage management. Thanks to the Trillium Foundation, these workshops are offered free of charge. They will be offered first to the local theatre groups and then opened up to other groups. For more information, please telephone either 519-846-9612 or 519-787-0346.

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ENTERTAINMENT Guelph Youth Singers presents 20th anniversary concert for the concert by Guelphbased composer, Barrie Cab­ ena, will evoke the mystique of the icebergs of the Arctic. Guest speakers from the art world will offer a sense of McCarthy through their own experiences and friendship with her. McCarthy is one of Canada’s longest-producing artists. In the 1920s she studied at the Ontario College of Art, when the faculty included two members of the Group of Seven - and in 1999 she was named the first Artist of Honour at the McMichael Canadian art col­ lection. She has painted every

GUELPH - The Guelph Youth Singers will celebrate their 20th anniversary and the 100th birthday of Canadian art­ ist Doris McCarthy in a concert titled Of Icebergs and Angels’ Wings on Oct. 30 at the River Run Centre. The Singers, with guests the Guelph Chamber Choir, will offer a uniquely Canadian program that combines music with projected images of Mc­Carthy`s art from the west coast and prairie provinces, through the Arctic, to Georgian Bay and through Quebec to the maritimes. A work written especially

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‘Originals’ Dessert Buffet

Thurs. to Sun. 11 am to 9 pm

10 min. east of Arkell South E of Guelph 519-823-5847

Oct. 10th & 11th 2-5 pm

Fergus Skating Club Centre Wellington Sportsplex Spaces available, contact us today to find the program for you!


Ask about our CanPre-PowerSkate program geared to hockey and ringette skaters with a focus on balance, power, agility & speed.


SKATECANADA Sherri 519.787.2992 Monique 519.823.7785 Trish 519.787.5204

Fergus Skating Club - Centre Wellington Sportsplex Canada’s national learn-to-skate program. SpacesSkate available, contact us today to find the program for you!

Register at your local Skate Canada club today!

Ask about our CanPre-PowerSkate program geared to hockey and ringette skaters with a focus on balance, power, agility & speed. Sherri 519.787.2992 Monique 519.823.7785 Trish 519.787.5204

Wright brings masks to solo show

Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centreshowcases Behind the Mask, the work of Monte Wright, of Kitchener, and internationally recognized artist, who is presenting his solo show from Oct. 5 to 30. In 2010, Wright exhi­ bited in New York, Florida, England, Italy, and Argentina. He has been exploring the series, Behind the Mask since 2006.

Wright has chosen to use masks in contemporary and past settings. Interconnections are revealed throughout all of his media. The opening reception for Behind the Mask is Oct. 9 from, 2 to 4pm. Visit www.wellington­art­ ists­ for details. The gallery is located at 6142 County road 29, south east of Fergus.

OCTOBER 2010 - MAY 2011

The French Romantics - Ravel, Debussy & Poulenc Saturday October 16, 2:30 p.m. Simply Schubert Saturday October 16, 7:30 p.m.

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Weekend SPECIALS offered at participating Restaurants

Harvest Festival is proudly supported by Susan and Ken Edwards.

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Tickets available through:

Age of Majority Blooming Dale’s (Drayton) • Bill’s Country Meat (Drayton) Wellington Street Cafe (Drayton) • Max Committee Members

CALL FOR TICKETS 519-638-7723

This sculpture is 16 feet high and is part of the Headwaters Arts Festival Sept. 24 to Oct. 11. Artist Ted Fullerton has on display 17 large outdoor pieces. One of his works was purchased by actress contributed photo Halle Berry.

Danny Michel launches tour to support new CD GUELPH - The Sunset Sea Canadian CD release tour for Danny Michel, with special guest Emma-Lee, will be held on Oct. 20 at the Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St West, here. The doors open at 7:30and the show is at 8pm. Tickets are $18 advance, and $20 door and they are on sale at Ground Floor Music. Those out of town can make reservations at milanovichlil­@ With two Juno nominations and six solo albums to his cred­

it, Michel offers honest and straight-forward lyrics, earnest live performances and witty stage banter. When armed with a band, Danny can blow the roof off any venue, but it is his solo performances that get his fans really excited. On July 1, Michel launched Sunset Sea. Recorded with American Grammy-nominated producer Mark Stockert, the new album was created and recorded in Belize, Costa Rica, Holland, Canada and the U.S. Michel built anticipation around the new album with a behind-the-scenes look into his studio and the making of his record. He challenged fans from around the world to sub­ mit their own tracks for the album. As a result, a few of his own parts were replaced by what he considered better ones from his fans. One track will feature a chorus of fans from around the world. Other guests include Sarah Harmer and more.

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Stress management course offered at ARC

Continued from page 2 Mono Community Centre, County Rd. 8, Emergency #754483. Free for Seniors & Caregivers. $25 for Service Workers. Register now, space is Limited. Call: 519-217-4642. Cut off date: October 15th. Learn about local services for seniors. Visit booths, Hear speakers on Financial Fraud, Free Harvest Lunch, Free Transportation.

Oct 20

Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Wednesday Homemade Lunch at 12noon – Reserve Your Spot. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Annual Turkey Supper at the Arthur Community Centre, 5 – 7pm. Adults $12, Children 12 and under $5, Children 5 and under –free. *** Warm clothing sale at the Mount Forest United Church 5pm 8pm. And Oct. 21, 8am- 1pm. *** BNI, Business Networking International, K-W Chapter guest speaker is Daniella Hunt from Your Neighbourhood Credit Union. The group meets at East Side Marios. 450 King St. N. Waterloo. Time is 11:30am till 1pm. Guests welcome. For more info. contact *** Library Week Open House, Wellington County Library – Fergus Branch. Come and join us for an afternoon of sharing refreshments, laughter and stories. Don’t forget to mark your calendars. 2 -5pm. *** Fergus and District Horticultural Society Meeting: 7:30 pm. Fergus - Victoria Park Seniors Centre. Topic: “Victorian Kitchen Gardens”. Speaker: Wendy Shearer, Landscape Architect. Our monthly meetings (every 3rd Wednesday) feature informative topics and speakers. Everyone welcome. Please call Helen for info. 519-843-3131. *** Turkey Supper at Palmerston United Church with sittings at 5 and 6:30pm. ADVANCE SALES ONLY. Adults $12, Children 7 – 12 - $6, 6 and under free. Tickets at Palmerston Home Hardware or call 519-343-3620.

Oct 21

Coffee Hour 9:30am - 11:30am. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur. Enjoy Christian Fellowship, interesting speakers, product, service or craft information. Local music talent, Great Coffee, Tea and Homemade Treats.

Oct 22

Duff’s Church Bazaar. 10am-1pm. Country store, bakery deli, stitchery, flowers and candy. Relax and stay for lunch. *** Karaoke at Arthur Legion 8:30pm. *** The Fergus Legion Branch 275, 500 Blair Street Fergus Cribbage Tournament, 1pm. Two person team. Entry fee per team is $20. Registration opens at 11:30am. Everyone welcome to play. *** Spookarama Bid Euchre tournament- Evergreen Senior Community Centre. Starts at 12noon. $10 per person. Advanced registration with payment is required. Dress in costume is encouraged. Everyone welcome. Call Ken Johnson for more information 519-824-9512. *** Mozart’s MARRIAGE OF FIGARO launches the Guelph Symphony Orchestas’s new season, River Run Centre, 7:30pm. A concert performance of Mozart’s comic masterpiece. Conducted by Kristian Alexander. *** 7pm “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, Melville United Church, Fergus. Favourite family musical by local talent with Matthias Schmidt at piano and keyboard. Dinner offered before, pie and ice cream after. Freewill for concert. 519-8435863/1781. *** 10am-5pm. Fall Festival, Melville United Church, Fergus. Meals and snacks all day till 6:30pm Bake sale, attic treasures and nostalgia, books, silent auction, vendors, crafts. Selling 1000 frozen meat pies. Kids’ area. Community event. 519-843-5863/1781. *** Harvest and craft fair, 10am-3pm Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. Free admission, parking. *** Barrie Hill United Church 177th Anniversary Turkey Supper. Adults $13, Students $6 (5-12) , preschool free with ticket. 4:30 and 5:30 buffet tickets call Bernice 519-824-8609, 6:30 and 7:30 buffet tickets and takeout call Lillian 519-821-4555. *** Semi Annual Roast Beef Dinner Knox Church Ospringe, corner of highway 125 and 124, starting at 5pm, three sittings, for tickets call Nora 519-856-4453, Adults $13 Children $6. Take Out available pre-ordered only.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County is proud to announce this 6 week course that will take place on Wednesday evenings beginning Oct. 13, 2010 at ARC Industries, Guelph. The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County is funded by The United Way, and this course has been financially supported by The Rotary Club GuelphTrillium. Parents of Learning Disabled or ADHD children may experience stress resulting from behaviours, guilt, fear for the future etc. They will learn how to deal with this stress and make changes in their life from instructor Christine Rickards, M.A. Christine is a Behaviour Consultant and has many years of experience working with families dealing with these issues.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County is a charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities so that they can reach their full potential. Through outreach, education, advising and advocacy, the association’s mandate is to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well-being of individuals with learning disabilities. Many people with a Learning Disability have low self-esteem, suffer from depression and anxiety, and lack social skills. To register please register by telephone 519-837-2050 or email Registration Fee is $60.00. Fee subsidy is available upon request.

Oct 24

Ebenezer United Church is celebrating its 187th Anniversary. Everyone is welcomed. The service will be at 10:30am and will be followed by a friendly get together and some refreshments. 12274 Guelph Line between 20 and 25 side road. *** Geo-Dashing at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre 2-4pm. Please call to register 519-836-7860. $5/person. This program is designed for people who are new to geo-caching or geo-dashing. You will learn how to operate the basic functions on a GPS unit before heading out on a high tech treasure hunt. GPS units are limited, please call ahead to reserve. *** Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church Harriston - 149th Anniversary Service 10:30am. Guest Speaker: Rev John Henderson - All Welcome. Sunday Evening at 7:30pm we host the “Serenaders” from Listowel in Concert for the start of our 150th Year Celebrations - All Welcome.

Annual Craft Bazaar Evergreen Senior Community Centre 10am2pm 683 Woolwich, Guelph. Free parking, wheelchair accessible. Light lunch served. For more info. call 519- 823 -1291. *** Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church - Harriston - Annual Roast Beef Dinner and Quilt Draw. Two sittings, 5pm and 7pm. Adults $12, Child 10 and Under $5. For tickets call 519-338-2624. *** The Fergus Legion Branch 275, 500 Blair Street Fergus is hosting “An Award Winning Tribute to Elvis Presley by Peter Irwin” 8pm. Advance ticket price is $15 per person available at the branch 519-843-2345. Ticket price at the door will be $25. *** Harriston Legion #296 Pub Night. Entertainment by Lindsay Morgan. Starting at 7pm. Draws to be held. *** Oct 25 AllIfYou Eat Wings Harriston Legionaged # 29665-7pm. per is Victoria youCanknow a young person to 17$12 who involved inSeniors worthwhile Park Centre: Seminar: “One Place To Look” at person. For more information call 519-338-2843. 10:15am (presented the aWellington County Library, Fergus community service; a *** special person who is contributing while living bywith Branch Manager). Call 519-787-1814 to register. Oct. 22- EuchreaCard Party at St. Teresaan of act Avila limitation; youth who7:30pm has performed ofChurch heroism; or a ‘good *** Hall, Flamingo Dr.aElmira. Admission Everyone Until Oct. 30, Hallowe’en Crafts Week, Wellington County kid’19who shows commitment to$6. making life welcome. better for others, Library – Fergus Branch. Drop-in to make a Halloween craft. doing more than is normally expected of someone their age New crafts every day. Adult supervision is required. Anytime Oct 23 HELP US Branch RECOGNIZE CONTRIBUTION - Night between 10:30am - 5pm (10:30 – 2:30 on Saturday). Elora Legion 229, 110THEIR Metcalfe St. Elora, Saturday Dance. Entertainment by “Bill Beattie”. For info. call Judy Alles Oct 26 519-846-5582. Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting, 7:30pm. Dublin *** Street United Church. Basic Gardening Demonstration and Mini Dinner and comedy show hosted by Maryhill K of C. 6:30pm. $30 Show. Guest speaker: Tom Bradley - “Common Plant Pests and per person includes Chicken breast and Ham dinner followed by their Control”. New members welcome. Guests $5. stand-up comedy entertainment. Call Mike 519-648-3394 or Dan *** 519-650-5523 for more information. Victoria Park Seniors Centre: Learn to Play Bid Euchre at 10am. Contact this newspaper *** until November 30th Flu Clinic (for seniors and high risk individuals) 10amNominations will be accepted orPublic the Ontario Community Turkey Dinner at Knox- Elora Presbyterian Church. Settings: Newspapers 3pm – Drop-in. No appointment Association at necessary. For more information Sponsored by Coordinated 4:45pm and 6:15pm. Tickets: Adults $12, 8 and under $6.byPlease contact the Public Health Unit 519- 846-2715 OR 1-800-265call 519-846-0680. 7293. *** *** An Alternative Health Fair. 10am-3pm. St. John Public School, or Tuesday October 26, Wellington County Library – Fergus Branch 50 Lamond St. Fergus. Admission by donation to the food bank. - Genealogy Workshops. The Death Certificate: What is perni*** cious anemia anyway? 2pm. Please register.




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 second week of October -

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, making an important decision might prove difficult because your mind is racing. Until you can focus, there will be unanswered questions.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, the coming week figures to be stressful. You simply have to hold yourself together until things can quiet down. Ask a friend for some support.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, steer clear of the path that seems the easiest. It won’t provide any satisfaction nor any of the answers you seek. Libra can help lead the way on Tuesday.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, make the most of time spent with a loved one because soon he or she won’t be visiting as often. Make the most of the next few visits.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 There’s a clash of personalities, Gemini, and you are caught right in the middle of the battle. It could be tricky to come out unscathed. But if anyone can do it, you can. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, expect a few boring days ahead, which can actually be a good thing for a person who has been run ragged lately. Take some time to unwind. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You have to pinch a few pennies for the time being, Leo. Too many lavish expenses have left you a bit short. Buckle down to replenish the piggy bank.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, people may view you one way while beneath the surface lies someone they would never expect. Keep others guessing; it’s the key to your persona. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Someone you love will need a little extra support in the days to come, Aquarius. See if you can spare some compassion and time for listening. It will be greatly appreciated. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, stop and smell the roses and revel in the little things. Moving too fast through life is no way to live. Enjoy yourself.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, relationship woes are nonexistent for a change. You and your partner are seeing eye-to-eye on just about everything, meaning smooth sailing for romance. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a situation that seems too good to be true presents itself this week. Take advantage of the situation and enjoy your latest batch of good luck.

If you know a young person aged 6 to 17 who is involved in worthwhile community service; a special person who is contributing while living with a limitation; a youth who has performed an act of heroism; or a ‘good kid’ who shows a commitment to making life better for others, doing more than is normally expected of someone their age HELP US RECOGNIZE THEIR CONTRIBUTION - NOMINATE THEM TODAY!


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SEPTEMBER COUNTY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS · The Green Legacy Programme recently received a Watershed Award from the Grand River Conservation Authority. · The County’s one millionth tree was planted under the Green Legacy Programme on Oct. 3, in a ceremony at the Wellington County Museum and Archives. · A ground breaking ceremony for the new Puslinch Library branch was held on Oct. 4. · 21 local schools received a Green Legacy Gold School Award, for 100% student participation in the Green Legacy Programme. · The County presented a cheque for $2,071.34 to Wellington-Guelph Crime Stoppers, proceeds from the annual O.P.P. auction.


The County 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. The concept plan area also considers land purchased by the Groves Memorial Community Hospital for a new hospital.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2010 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Aboyne Hall - Wellington County Museum County Rd. 18 between Fergus & Elora

CHEQUE PRESENTATION At the September 30th County Council Meeting, Councillor Lynda White, Chair of the Wellington County Police Services Board, presented Christine Fischer, from Wellington County Crime Stoppers with a cheque for $2,071.34, from proceeds of the annual County police auction.

Questions? Sarah Wilhelm, Planner, or 519.837.2600, ext. 2130*.


Wellington County Ratepayers

Basic information resources to add value and accessibility to your home: 1. ACCESSIBLE HOUSING BY DESIGN – BATHROOMS •

For more information, or a free copy of the “About Your House” fact sheet Accessible Housing by Design, visit: or call Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation at 1.800.668.2642.


Contact Ontario March of Dimes, 291 King Street, 3rd Floor; London, ON N6B 1R8; Toll Free: 1.877.369.4867 or Fax: 519.432.4923.

Home & Vehicle Modification Programme Contact the Toll Free number and press “2” to speak with an Intake Counselor, or email:

• Barrier-Free Design Consultation Services Barrier-Free Design Consultation Services provide design expertise in accommodating the needs of people with a wide range of dis abilities during the development or redesign of commercial, public and residential buildings. Contact the Toll Free number and enter ext. 7020, or email: •

DesignAbility® matches skilled volunteers with consumers facing unique barriers in order to create or modify devices to increase independence. Contact the Design Ability® Programme Coordinator directly at: 1.800.263.3463, ext. 7211, or email

3. WHEELCHAIR RAMP INFORMATION AND FUNDING SOURCES Website includes various resources for adding ramps and funding sources

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



Events run at no charge! from 9am-3p m MARK YOUR CALENDARS

ROCKWOOD Monday, November 29, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Rockwood Library 85 Christie Street, Rockwood

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 Mapleton Municipal Office, 7275 Sideroad 16, Drayton

ERIN Monday, November 22, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Centre 2000 14 Boland Drive, Erin

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 Rockmosa Community Centre, 74 Christie St., Rockwood SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 Liquidation World, 480 Smith St. (Hwy. 6), Arthur ACCEPTABLE ITEMS VCR/DVD players, cameras, printers/copiers, home stereo systems computers, monitors, televisions, telephones Non-perishable food bank donations will be accepted at the events. For a detailed list of acceptable items or more information, visit or contact Solid Waste Services (SWS) at 519.837.2601 or 1.866.899.0248.

CENTRE AND NORTH WELLINGTON Tuesday, October 26, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Victoria Park Seniors Centre 150 Albert Street West, Fergus Monday, November 1, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. WDG Public Health 311 Foster Street, Unit 2, Community Office, Mount Forest Thursday, November 4, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. WDG Public Health 474 Wellington Road 18, Suite 100, Fergus Monday, November 15, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Palmerston Arena 520 Cavan Street, Palmerston Thursday, November 18, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. WDG Public Health 474 Wellington Road 18, Suite 100, Fergus The seasonal flu shot is for anyone over six months of age. Flu shots are also available to at all WDG Public Health Office. To make an appointment, please call: 1.800.265.7293, ext. 4746.

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Inside Wellington 0810  

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