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Wellingt­­­on Hometown Roots: On the road to Rock ‘n Roll

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Fri. Nov 18

Comedy Night for Centre Wellington Little League Baseball Fundraising at the Legion in Fergus. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. All profits will go to CWLL. Tickets $20 each, call 519-787-3723/519-804-2115. *** Christmas in the lobby, Groves Hospital, Fergus, 9am - 2pm. Knitted goods, crafts, Loonie table full of gifts wrapped and ready to give, Toonie table, almost new table, silent auction. Visit the raffle table, buy a ticket for $2. *** The sixth annual Christmas Joy Home Tour. 4:30-9:30pm and Sat. Nov. 19, 10-5pm. Tickets $30. Contact Didi (519) 836-8115. *** Arthur Legion Wing Night 6-8pm. All you can eat $12. No Take outs. Entertainment by Kristen Henry–Scott. *** Brighton Chapter #201 O.E.S. Invites you to play Euchre in the Masonic Hall, 310 St. Andrew St. E. Fergus. 7:30pm. Lunch will be served. Come and enjoy the evening for $3. For more information call Betty at 519-787-8250. *** Christmas Bazaar and Scalloped potato and ham Supper 5-7pm. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur. Adults $10, Children 5 -12 $5. Pre-schoolers free. *** Fergus Devils Junior C Alumni Night. 8:30pm Centre Wellington Sportsplex, Fergus. Adults $5 with a non-perishable food donation, student / seniors $4 with donation.

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Christmas bazaar and bake sale, Knox Presbyterian Church, Palmerston. Bake, gift and New To You Tables. Also a charity Saturday, November 26th at 10am Christmas Tree. Soup and sandwiches $8. Come get your supply of Festive Cookies, squares & candy. *** More 519-843-3565 Christmas Craft and bake sale 10am - 2pm at Knox-Elora Presbyterian Church. Crafts, baking, Cats Anonymous, cards for all occasions, white elephants, Lunch, and much, much more. Still room for more vendors. For info. please call 519-846-8061 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church or 519-846-0680. ARTHUR *** “The Gathering” Sunday School Adult/ Senior Ice Skating 8pm - 9:50pm. Exhibition Park Arena, Sun. Nov. 20th, 7:00pm Christmas Service Guelph. Cost - $7/ person. Join us for fun, exercise, music and Sun. Dec. 18th , 11:00am friendship. Contact 519-836-1015. Coffee Hour Ladies Christmas Thurs. Nov. 17th, *** 9:30-11:00am Carols by Candlelight Arthur Legion Jamboree, 2-5pm. Mon. Dec. 12th, 7:45pm *** Christmas Bazaar Drayton Christmas Craft Show. Vendors, Hot Lunch. 10am Fri. Nov. 18th, 5:00-7:00pm Communion Service 2pm, Drayton Community Centre 68 Main Street West, Drayton. Sun. Dec. 25th, 11:00am Communion Service *** Sun. Nov. 27th, 11:00am Christmas Eve Roast Beef Dinner and Silent Auction. Ebenezer United Church, Candlelight Service 12274 Guelph Line. 5-7:30pm. Adult: $20, Student: $10, Child: Operation Christmas Dec. 24th, 7:30pm $5. Child Shoebox *** Dedication New Year’s Eve Christmas Bazaar, bake sale and lunch. Knox Calvin Church,135 Wed. Nov. 20th Skating Party Elora St. Harriston 11am-1pm. Adults $7. Fri. Dec. 31st, First Sunday Advent *** 6:30-8:00pm Service 519-848-3710 Arthur Arena Gift of Health. Registration 9:30am. Meeting 10am - 3pm. Sun. Nov. 27th, 11:00am By donation. Moorefield Community Centre. Speaker: Dr. John Shewfelt. Lunch will be provided. To Register Contact: Tilda Bosman 519343-2000. *** Arthur Agricultural Society’s Dinner and Dance Featuring: The Muir family and Mark Parish. Happy Hour: 6pm; Dinner: 7pm. Individual price: $24; group of 8-10: $20 each; Location Dates Times Address Arthur Community Centre. Tickets can be purchased from Fergus Nov. 22 2 – 8 p.m. WDG Public Health Lisa Stroszka 519-848-5917. 474 Wellington Rd. 18 *** Rockwood Nov. 28 2 – 8 p.m. Rockwood Library, 85 Christie St. Mystery Cabaret Fundraiser Saturday. Doors open at 8pm. Clifford Dec. 6 5 – 8 p.m. Clifford Medical Centre Harris Room & Gallery, Elora Dec. 14 1 – 4 p.m. 7 Brown St. N. Centre for the Arts. $35 per person. Purchase tickets at Mount Forest Nov. 24 2 – 8 p.m. WDG Public Health, 311 Foster St. Elora Environment Centre. Palmerston Dec. 1 2 – 8 p.m. Palmerston Arena, 520 Cavan St. Guests will be transported back into the 1940s through their Guelph Nov. 30 2 - 8 p.m. Dublin St United Church, senses. With organic sweet and 68 Suffolk St, W. savory goodies provided by The Food School, local acting Guelph Nov. 21 2 - 8 p.m. Salvation Army Church talent, a custom script, swing 1320 Gordon St dancing and live music.

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*** Fergus Legion Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar and luncheon. 9am - 2pm. Beef stew and crusty roll. Luncheon $5 per person, 11am - 1:30pm. ***

St. Joseph’s Parish, 760 St. David St., North in Fergus annual Christmas Bazaar 10am - 2pm. Silent auction, penny table, bake table, knitting and craft table, more vendors, and of course Santa. Lunch will be served from 11:30pm-1:30pm. For more information 519-843-2006. *** Sleighbell Fantasy. St. George’s Church, 99 Woolwich St., Guelph. 11-2pm. Gifts, attic treasures, raffle, baking and more. Free admission. Sandwich and sweet lunch, adults $6, children $2. *** Faith Lutheran’s Annual Cookie Walk 9am-noon. Homemade Christmas Goodies.

Sun. Nov 20

Christmas Craft Show 9am to 3pm. Arthur Community Centre. Free admission. Over 80 tables, on 2 levels, of hand-crafted items only. Sponsored by Arthur Lions Club. Call 519-848-3516 for information. Hot food available all day. *** The Gathering, country gospel. 7pm. St. Andrew’s Church, Arthur, Free-will offering. Roast beef dinner before the program $12. Call 519-848-2839 for reservations. *** Community Breakfast at the Fergus Legion 9am - 11:30am. Adults $6, Kids under 10 $3. *** Sacred Heart (Guelph) Christmas Bazaar in the school gym. Alice St., Guelph. 10am-2pm. Draws, games, penny table, etc. Hot lunch served. Everyone welcome. *** Drayton Entertainment will be joining forces with other leading members of the professional theatre community to present Spotlight on Goderich: A Variety Show at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend. 3pm. All event proceeds will be designated to the United Way Perth-Huron for tornado relief efforts in Goderich and area.

Mon. Nov 21

Elmira & District Horticultural Society presents New Trends In Seasonal Decorating with Trish Symons 7:30pm. Trinity United Church, Elmira. Members: free; Visitors: $2. Contact: 519-6692458. *** Rockwood Presbyterian Church Fall Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction. Rockmosa Community Centre. Doors open at 6pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Advance tickets only. Adults $12, children 12 and under $5. Joan 519-856-2839. *** Harriston & District Horticultural Society annual meeting, pot luck dinner and awards night. Harriston–Minto Community Auditorium, 6:30pm. Everyone welcome. *** The Over Tones, Inc. Sing Fling. 7-8:30pm. The Over Tones, Inc. four part harmony chorus invite all women to sing Christmas carols and then perform with us on December 12. The Village of Riverside Glen Town Hall, 60 Woodlawn East, Guelph. Joan at 519-856-9102. Free. No registration required. Assistance will be available in learning notes and words using recordings and sheet music. No experience necessary.

Tues. Nov 22

Maryborough Horticulture Society Annual Meeting - Potluck Supper, Christmas Show and Bloomin’ Bucks Auction. Joanna Baars - Arthur Greenhouses, Topic: Christmas Arrangements. Optimist Hall at 7:30pm. *** Guelph Horticultural Society Holiday Meeting. Dublin Street United Church, Guelph, 68 Suffolk Street. 7pm. Bring in your treasure for our Penny Table. Our guest speaker will be Monte Hewson, “Christmas 2011 Floral and Home Decorating - What’s New and Original”. Bring some goodies to share and enjoy. *** Join Guelph naturopathic doctors Elizabeth Cherevaty and Krista Vetter for an interactive free seminar. Participants will learn about natural ways to build a stronger immune system and prevent illness, immune-boosting superfoods that can be incorporated into diets right away and more. 7:15-8:15pm. Gordon Street Chiropractic Centre, 1460 Gordon St. South, Guelph. Register early to reserve a spot. 519-837-0411.

Wed. Nov 23

Eramosa Union Cemetery annual meeting Barrie Hill Church 7:30pm. All welcome. *** Your Future Your Choice Career Fair 6-8pm. John F. Ross CVI, 21 Meyer Dr., Guelph. Over 85 exhibitors from business, post secondary institutions and community organizations. Free admission. For more info. call 519-836-7280 ext. 621. *** Christmas Bazaar at Grace Anglican Church, Arthur. Casseroles, salads, rolls, pies and cheesecake. Bake table, draws. 11:30-1pm. $8 per person.

Thurs. Nov 24

Pork Dinner, Trinity United Church, Listowel. 4:30-7pm. Adult Tickets $12. ($13 at Door), Children (12 And Under) $5. Call Clara 519-291-2736 for tickets. Call Beatrice 519-291-5703 for take-out or delivery. *** Euchre. St. Mary Family Centre, Mount Forest. 7:30pm. $2.50 includes light lunch and prizes. Continued on page 19

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Hometown Roots: Deep into the music by David Meyer

ROCKWOOD - Tyler Zuidema had a cold - and couldn’t go to work. It’s a common enough affliction this time of year. Trouble was, he couldn’t find anyone to take his place - so he had to go to work anyway. That, too, is common enough, except Zuidema’s job is lead singer of Hometown Roots and his work was to perform at a bar in Kitchener on a Friday night. The group, reluctantly, cancelled the show - and when nobody could be found to take its place - it performed anyway. Zuidema said two days later his voice lasted one set, and the band had to take over for the rest of the show. It was just one more speed bump on the rock and roll road, a path that Hometown Roots has been travelling ardently for over two years. The band is already well down that highway. Hometown Roots started with a seed of friendship and is growing. The group, consisting of three teens from the Rockwood area and a lead guitarist from Guelph, is meeting with success that might surprise some people for a few peculiar reasons. Hometown Roots is drummer and backing vocalist Brandon Priebe, bassist Evan Ledwith, lead guitarist Dave Martin and lead singer and rhythm guitarist Zuidema. The band has been together for just over two years, with Martin stepping in this summer. It has received some nice reviews and enjoyed some early success with a blend of rock and roll and electric folk music. It won a Guelph qualification round in the Rock and Roll Challenge sponsored by Hamilton radio station Y108. It then went on to top the entire provincial competition this year. Y108 Rock and Roll Challenge founder and organizer Rob Rapiti, of BLR Entertainment, said, “Not very often do we provide top marks for stage presence and audi-

ence reaction, but tonight these guys get a perfect score.” Battle of the Bands is one way of becoming known, and the group is doing that with a repertoire that includes cover songs and originals, divided 50:50. But what stands out about them is their age. Chronologically, they are still youngsters. In terms of their music, they seem much older and farther along a musical career beyond their years. Zuidema and Priebe are 19, Ledwith is 18 and Martin is 24. The first three have deep connections. “We’ve all known each other since Kindergarten,” Zuidema said, adding they went to Rockwood Centennial Public School and then to J.F. Ross CVI in Guelph. It was there they won their first Battle of the Bands. The four are rooted deeply in music with wide influences. And they have plenty of experience in other ways. “We’ve all been in other bands,” Zuidema said at their rehearsal hall in Everton, Priebe’s house. He noted in each case “There was always one that didn’t fit.” They know about falling out. Their influences speak volumes. For Priebe, it is the classics, and not the stuff of hundreds of years ago. He is referring to The Beatles and early rockers from the 1960s. Ledwith listens to pop and new rock, but the rest of the time to classic. He loves bassists like John Paul Jones, and was surprised when listening to Jethro Tull that the bassist actually strummed his instrument. He absorbed it all. It is Martin who has interesting outside influences. Besides being older, he has played 10 years and studied music at Niagara College in Hamilton. He practically rolls his eyes when asked about his influences - too many to count. Like many guitarists he went through phases of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and

Favourite photo shoot - Hometown Roots poses at the Everton Mill, which has been used by the group as a backdrop for its CD cover. From left: Evan Ledwith, Tyler Zuidema, Brandon Priebe and Dave Martin photo by David Meyer

(Cover photo: At the Eramosa River in Everton by David Meyer)

Jimmy Page. Today, with a background that includes jazz, he cites John Coltrane and Chris Potter (whom he calls the best saxophone player in the world playing today) and guitarist Dave Holland. Besides all that, he listens to everything from hip hop to Stravinsky. “I like checking out pretty much everything.” Zuidema said, “I’m kind of in the middle.” He took to singing after hearing his older brother Shaun, who was a country singer with enough talent to place highly in Canada’s Got Talent, but who

John and Caroline Zuidema, Peter and Cindy Ledwith, Ivan and Sandra Martin and Bill and Mary Priebe. Ledwith’s dad drives them to Toronto for meetings and also writes press releases for the group. Zuidema said, “When we started, Brandon did most of the bookings.” But that led to difficulties. How much does a band charge? City bars require agents. So Zuidema’s mom took over the bookings. Most of their parents have been involved with music, as either music lovers or per-

“Not very often do we provide top marks for stage presence and audience reaction, but tonight these guys get a perfect score.” - Y108 Rock and Roll Challenge founder and organizer Rob Rapiti, of BLR Entertainment, on Hometown Roots. prefers home life today rather than Nashville, where he was invited to try his luck. If there is one thing that sets Hometown Roots apart, it is their unwavering thankfulness to - gasp - their parents. Rock bands are generally about rebelling and throwing off parental authority. Then again, how many old time parents did for their rocking sons what Hometown Roots parents are doing. “Our parents are the reason we’ve got to where we are,” said Zuidema, without a trace of self consciousness. They were happy to list their parents as influences and give them credit. The parents are

formers, so the influence has always been around Once they got into performing in bars, it seemed they were on their way. They did a Friday the 13th show at Port Dover and played in front of 200,000 people when motorcyclists packed that town. “We were the only original band,” said Zuidema, referring to Hometown Roots’ song writing abilities. That got them more attention, and “overwhelmed with bookings” - and his mom stepped in to help. Soon they played bars in Burlington and Toronto. They had a tour of Alberta last year, and are hoping to expand it to several more dates when

they head west again next May. They have cut a CD with 11 original songs, and are planning to go into the studio sometime in the next few months. Right now, they are looking for a producer, and the plan is to hire someone to promote their new work to area radio stations. Writing their own music is nothing new. “We always wrote our own songs,” said Zuidema. Priebe added, “Right from the first rehearsal.” That is a collaborative effort. Someone brings an idea to rehearsal and they all work on it until they have the music down. The lyrics are mainly written by Zuidema, who admits he is a “bit of a procrastinator” which means he often finishes the words just prior to recording. Deadline pressure seems to help. Hometown Roots understands today’s world is a multi-media one. The group has songs on My Space and Youtube, and it even has its own merchandise available in the form of T-shirts. But the members agree radio is still very important in getting known. Ledwith said the group is getting closer to major success because radio tastes are switching to the kind of music Hometown Roots is producing. For musicians so young, they take their work seriously, if not themselves. They laugh and joke, but there is no talk about parties and the rock and roll lifestyle. The group’s focus is intense. Martin has a lot of friends from his school days who still play, and he will join them when the opportunity allows. He said his jazz influences allow him a loose approach

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that all music should take and he figures rock and roll fits in nicely. His interest is so strong he has considered returning to school at some point. Zuidema said he and his buddies do not go to school because they are focused on being musicians right now. They rehearse six or seven hours a week, and more before a big show - and perform a lot of weekends. They lament the bar scene has changed. A few decades ago, bands had gigs that lasted for a whole week. They estimate they have nearly four hours of repertoire they can perform, and song writing is ongoing. Each of them recalls what is known as “a bad gig,” with Martin remembering playing on a cruise ship that had what were not the best of conditions. “I haven’t had any bad gigs with these guys,” he said. Priebe recalls playing some nights in bars when the crowds went somewhere else. He felt guilty about accepting the money when he knew the bar didn’t make any. But they mainly remember the good shows. Like opening for rockers Coney Hatch. Like playing last year in a packed arena in Alberta where the crowd was into it and they felt like rock stars. Hometown Roots really wants to make music work for them - and for them to work in music. “That’s the hope; that’s the dream,” said Zuidema. Priebe summed up a good night at the office. “It keeps us going when the crowd is into it. It’s amazing. You just want to keep on doing it.” For a sample of the band’s music, visit hometownrootsband.

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A plethora of pills: Important tips for seniors to manage medications safely 2. Make sure to fully understand dosage and duration of medications when the doctor prescribes something. Doctors stereotypically have poor handwriting on prescriptions. Therefore, do not hesitate to ask for the instructions to be repeated. Verify the instructions with the pharmacist when picking up the medication. 3. Store all medication in the original containers to ensure the proper dosage and expiration dates. This will make renewals and dosage checks easier. 4. If you taking multiple pills each day, it can be handy to use a pill organizer separated into days of the week and times of the day. At the beginning of each week, use the pill bottles to measure out what pills are needed at each time. If confused about this process, ask a family member, friend or even the pharmacy to help. 5. Read the safety information provided with prescription medications. It will tell seniors what they can and can’t do while taking a medication, as well as potential side effects. To address any concerns about the information, speak with the pharmacist or call a doctor. It’s always better to be safe than

a medication he or she is taking or mix it up with another when the person is managing so many pills. Drug interactions can be dangerous and potentially fatal. Therefore it is essential to manage meds as carefully as possible. 1. The first step for seniors is to take is to make a list of all medications they are currently taking. If they use one pharmacy (highly advisable for record-keeping and notification of drug interactions), they can ask the pharmacy to print a list of the pills they take. It will have the actual names and show the prescription history. Make copies of this list. Store one at home in a file cabinet, and keep others in a wallet or purse to bring to doctors’ appointments. When asked about prescriptions, the list is ready and waiting.

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Caution - Being careful is especially important for seniors taking several prescriptions and/or over-the-counter pills at once. 13. Alcohol interacts with many different prescriptions.

Winter is coming - and snowshoeing is for all ages Snowshoeing is a wintertime activity that can be enjoyable and healthy for all ages. Enthusiasts say that snowshoeing is truly an activity that seniors can enjoy. As long as a person is able to walk, he or she can also try snowshoeing. There are a number of reasons to try snowshoeing: - it is a relatively inexpensive sport to try because there is limited equipment and most of it can be rented; - snowshoeing provides a unique perspective on the outdoors; - the activity is a great form

To avoid cancellations, please register! Arthur Walking Group We are dusting off our walking shoes! The SCE is happy to partner with the Minto-Mapleton and Upper Grand Family Health Teams to begin our indoor walking groups. We invite you to join us on the following dates for some fun and a chance to be more active! Congregate Dining Programs Please join us for a delicious lunch, great fellowship & informative presentations! Palmerston: “Beating the Winter Blues” on Wednesday November 9th Kathy Penner- Dyck and Joanne Winter, social workers with the Minto-Mapleton Family Health Team. Clifford: “My Favourite Book” on Friday November 11th 12:30 –bring a book that has meant something special to you and join this interesting discussion. Harriston: “Osteoarthritis of the Hands”- on Tuesday November 22nd 12:00 Susan McAuslan, Physiotherapist, Arthritis Society. Arthur: “Beating the Winter Blues” on Thursday November 24th- join Nadia Landry, Social Worker with the Upper Grand Family Health Team. Exercise Opportunities Clifford: Seniorsational Exercise Program- Clifford United Church Mondays, and Thursdays 9:00 am led by Certified Seniors Fitness Instructor Fran Dawson Drayton: Seniorsational Exercise Program – Drayton Reformed Church, Mondays and Fridays 9:30 am led by Certified Seniors Fitness Instructor Mary Jane Berry Palmerston: Seniorsational Exercise Program- Palmerston United Church, Tuesdays & Fridays 9:00am

of cardiovascular exercise, as the shoe and the snow provide an added measure of resistance while walking. The sport helps burn more than 600 calories per hour and can help burn 45 percent more calories than walking or running at the same speed; - snowshoeing is easily a social group activity; and - it poses little risk for injury. One of the main advantages to snowshoeing is that the concept is easily grasped. Unlike other sports that take practice to master, snowshoeing only requires a few steps

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TORONTO BMO Financial Group has announced the results of a study revealing the majority of Canadians (85 per cent) would appoint family over friends as the executor of their will. However, with executor responsibilities consisting of nearly 50 tasks including tax, inheritance, and family property laws, many may not appreciate the complexities that come with this duty. The BMO study, released on Nov. 9, found that if appointed as executor, the majority of Canadians (65 per cent) would not, or are not sure if they would hire a professional to assist them. The study also revealed, however, those who have experienced being an executor (41 per cent) have encountered the following: - administrative issues or complications (47 per cent); - emotional issues/complications (31 per cent); and - legal issues/complications (26 per cent). “Being appointed as the executor of a loved one’s estate can be a daunting duty that involves an overwhelming number of tasks, some of which can be highly complex,” said Sara Plant, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Trust Company. “Not only can it be an emotional period, but executors are often expected to dedicate a lot of time and take on a lot of responsibility that is often best left to a professional.” The study also found that only one per cent of Canadians over 45 have appointed a trust company as the executor of their will. Plant noted those who are thinking about appointing a family member or friend as their executor should think it through before making the final decision. “When it comes time to appoint your executor, it is important to appreciate the amount of work you will be asking the executor to undertake, especially if they are a family member or friend rather than a professional,” said Plant. “People often underesti-

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop at Ontario Science Centre until March TORONTO - One of history’s greatest inventors and artists is featured in a new exhibition at the Ontario Science Centre. Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop: The Exhibition, features models of da Vinci’s inventions, some incredible technology that allows visitors to interact with his notebooks (codices) and digital versions of iconic pieces such as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. It opened this month. “During his lifetime Leonardo da Vinci was an inventor, painter, scientist, engineer, musician, architect, and more. Visitors come to the Centre to be engaged with science and inspired by innovation. Who better as the source of such inspiration than Leonardo da Vinci?” said Lesley Lewis, Ontario Science Centre chief executive officer. “Through working prototypes and digital technology, his sketches and ideas are brought to life in the exhibition allowing visitors a glimpse of his inventive spirit.” Leonardo da Vinci was a visionary whose concepts and inventions preceded modern technology by centuries. The exhibition features dozens of designs and recreated models. They include the first-ever models of his Great Kite (his flying machine), Harpsichord-Viola instrument and Mechanical Lion brought to life exactly according to his drawings. The exhibition includes the world’s first digital reproduction of the restored The Last Supper, as well as a digital version of the Mona Lisa, whose paint strokes visitors can examine closely. Touch-screen technology will allow patrons to flip through 600 pages and secrets

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ENTERTAINMENT Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk painting competition features Centre Wellington as its muse by Kelly Waterhouse elora - The inspiration of local subject matter and a growing artistic status for the Elora Centre for the Arts has made the third Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk painting competition an overflowing success. With 110 submissions from 68 artists, the Jaychuk competition, slated to appear in the Minarovich Gallery, has now grown to add a second showing called Exhibit B, in the upstairs stage room of the centre. The subject of the competition must reflect the small town character of Elora and Fergus and the rural environs within the boundaries of Centre Wellington Township. For an entry fee of $20 for up to two entries, artists were invited to create representational paintings, either realism or impressionism, in paint mediums such as acrylic, oil, pastel or watercolour, expressing the subject. “We’ve had a response not only from local artists, but also from painters across the province,” said Arlene Saunders, general manager of the centre, explaining the reason for the impromptu second show. “It is a celebration of the calibre of artistic pieces submitted for the competition, due in large

part to the organizing committee’s decision to open the entry to artists beyond Wellington County. “We’ve had a response not only from local artists, but also from painters across the province.” Exhibit B will showcase the paintings not selected for the main exhibition, allowing audiences the opportunity to appreciate the works of landscapes and scenery representing this region. “It’s limited exposure to artwork the public may never get a chance to see here again,” said Saunders. “I hope people will have an affinity to the pieces, recognizing 80 per cent to 90 per cent of the images. People may want to purchase some of these original paintings, as having been painted in the last two years this artwork represents a historical view of Centre Wellington’s landscape right now.” The Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk competition’s benefactor, Stan Jaychuk created the juried show in honour of the memory of his wife, and has offered substantial monetary prizes, including $1,000 for first place, $500 for second and $300 for third, helping to make the event a reputable one

for professional artists. “I think the prize alone has upped the ante a little, with more professional artists applying to be a part of the event,” said Saunders. “Most of the artists are thrilled to have Exhibit B give them a chance to present their work to an audience.” Thirty paintings have been selected for the Jaychuk competition featured in the Minarovich Gallery from Nov. 10 to Dec. 4. Jurors Ann Roberts, Eileen MacArthur and Linda Risacher Copp will decide the winners. Despite not being in the running for the large cash prizes, audiences for the Exhibit B showing will have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice award, to be drawn on Nov. 15. The prize for the winning artist will be a $200 framing certificate. The painting competition and Exhibit B will be open to the public with free admission from Nov. 10 to Dec. 4, running simultaneously. With regret, the centre noted that Exhibit B does not have wheelchair accessibility. For more information on the competition, visit

Overflowing with art - The Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk competition was such a success it grew to create two exhibits in the Elora Centre for the Arts. The juried competition was organized by Stan Jaychuk, left, the sponsor of the event that honour his wife’s memory, with Dianne Barley and Hubert Hasoch. The Minarovich Gallery will feature the 30 finalists chosen, with top three prizes to be decided. Exhibit B will run simultaneously upstairs in the centre, featuring some of the 110 entries. All paintings are reflective of the geography and small town nature of Centre Wellington. submitted photo

Star ensemble to perform benefit for Goderich BLYTH - A star-studded cast has been assembled for Spotlight on Goderich: A Variety Show at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend on Nov. 20 at 3pm. The show is to raise funds for the tornado struck town. Confirmed artists now include: Louise Pitre (star of Mamma Mia), David Rogers (Raoul and Phantom in Toronto’s Phantom of the Opera and Starbright

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Christmas), and Rod Beattie (star of the Wingfield series). Other artists include Jayme Armstrong (Guenevere in the international tour of Camelot for Drayton Entertainment), Theodore Baerg (operative baritone in I), Matthew Campbell (Theatre Aquarius and Charlottetown Festival), Michael Clarke (Tommy and The Lion King), Karen Coughlin (Theatre Aquarius, The Grand Theatre and Drayton Entertainment), Marion Day (Blyth Festival), Austin Di Iulio (So You Think You Can Dance Canada and Drayton Entertainment), Gabi Epstein (Drayton Entertainment), The Mantini Sisters, Joe Matheson (Jersey Boys), Jacques Monfiston (Stratford Shakespeare Festival and Drayton Entertainment), Kimberly O’Neill (So You

Think You Can Dance Canada and Drayton Entertainment), Stephen Patterson (Broadway’s Les Misérables), Andrew Pogson (Freddy Fusion of the Science Magic Show) and Leisa Way (Theatre Orangeville). Bob Foster (Mirvish Productions’ Dirty Dancing, Rock of Ages and Drayton Entertainment’s Legends series), will act as music director. Humorist Neil Aitchison will be master of ceremonies. “In times of devastation the arts community is often among the very first to respond and show support, and this worthy fundraiser is no different,” said Blyth Festival artistic director, Eric Coates. “It is incredibly inspiring to see the entire artistic community come together to demonstrate the depth of support as Goderich continues

to recover from the devastating impact of the summer tornado.” The fundraiser represents a united effort by the artistic leaders from Ontario’s premiere performing arts organizations. Admission is $50, and includes a $25 tax receipt. Tickets can be purchased exclusively through the Drayton Entertainment Box Office at (519) 238-6000 or toll free at 1-855-372-9866. All proceeds are designated to the United Way Perth-Huron for tornado relief efforts in Goderich and area. Donations may be made direct to United Way Perth-Huron by phone: 1-877-818-8867 (toll free) or online: www.perthhuron.; or email: campaign@unitedwayperthhuron. ca.

Chamber Choir offers music, voice and poetry GUELPH The Chamber Choir here brings an Advent festival of music and poetry, Voices of Light to St. George’s Anglican Church on Nov. 26 at 8pm. Enjoy the sound of voices, organ and brass heralding Christmas, along with seasonal readings. Be prepared to sing along with familiar carols, with an opportunity to perform the Hallelujah Chorus as part of an expanded chorus of volunteers amidst the choir. A special feature will be Musica Viva Brass. Conductor Gerald Neufeld said, “Brass instruments have a special way of heralding the Christmas season with their clear, bright tones. We have created a concert that will present familiar





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ENTERTAINMENT Guild’s The Rented Christmas will start its run on Nov. 25 HARRISTON - The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild presents The Rented Christmas, by Norman Ahern Jr. and Yvonne Ahern starting Nov. 25. Based on a short story by J. Lillian Vandervere, the tale is how John Dale’s rented Christmas turns into a new life for all concerned. Shortly before Christmas, and simply on a whim, Dale enters a rental shop that advertises “We rent anything” and tells the owner, Anne Weston, that he would like to rent a Christmas. Reluctant, but at the same time eager to satisfy the customer, Weston starts taking down his requests and after Dale leaves the shop, asks

herself “What have I gotten myself into?” With the help of her stock boy, Jimmy, they get to work trying to fill the almost impossible order. This play is for children and adults alike said Director John Hogg. “And be assured you will leave humming, if not singing, a carol with a smile on your face, a warm heart, a good feeling inside and full of the Christmas Spirit,” Hogg said. The cast of includes: Mark Hills, Marja Hillis, Mona Hillis, Rosyln Fortier, all of Mount Forest: Jacob Bieman, Dan Bieman, Sadie-Lyn Bieman, Emma McRobb, Laura Gray, Joshua Gray, Julia Gray, Ivy Norris and Samantha Wylie,

all of Harriston; Page Reidt of Clifford; Christine Wick of Listowel; Joanne Weber of Ayton; and Anna Zimmerman and Joel Zimmerman of Moorefield. The Rented Christmas runs Nov. 25 and 26 at 7pm, with matinees slated for Nov. 26 and 27 at 1:30pm. The Nov. 26 matinee will end in plenty of time to catch the Harriston Santa Claus parade and other activities in the town. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling 519-338-2778, or order by e-mail at Tickets are also available at Harriston Home Hardware and Shoppers Drug Mart in Mount Forest.

Ready to sing - Portraying carolers in the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild’s coming production of The Rented Christmas are, from left: Laura Gray, Sadie-Lynn Bieman, Samantha Wylie, Ivy Norris, Paige Reidt, Anna Zimmerman, Joel Zimmerman and Marja Hillis. contributed photo

The Wizard of Oz at Country Playhouse starting Nov. 16 WATERLOO – Click heels and venture down the yellow brick road to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse for a theatre experience. The Wizard of Oz plays eight shows a week from Nov. 16 though Dec. 18. After a twister hits her Kansas farm, Dorothy Gale is transported to the magical land of Oz. She teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a

Cowardly Lion, and embarks on an epic journey, along with her faithful dog Toto, to find the mighty Wizard who can help them return home. “The Wizard of Oz is treasured by audiences young and old,” said Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas. “We are very excited to present this spectacular live production as the final production of our 2011 season.”

Charity group holds art auction for Haiti GUELPH On Nov. 25 downtown here, Partners With Purpose, a Wellington County based charity working exclusively in Haiti on social justice and development and education issues will hold a fundraiser. Every year Partners stimulates the economy of Haitian artisans by buying select hand cut metal art pieces, paintings and hand-crafted and one-of-akind Obeechi wood bowls. They are brought to Canada by Partners With Purpose board members as they return from monitoring trips to gauge progress of the adult literacy and micro-business development loan programs. The art is sold by silent

auction with all proceeds being to Partner’s programs. The artisans receive a fair price for their work and the proceeds return to Haiti to support literacy to Haitian adults and help graduates expand or start small local businesses to support their families. The silent auction is at The Royal City Church Hall at 50 Quebec Street, from 7:30 to 9:30pm. The evening has local musical entertainment, socializing, and light refreshments. Parking is available in the Baker Street parking lot right behind the church. For more details visit www. or call PWP at 519-843-3444.

Youth Singers present Candles in our Hearts GUELPH - The year’s magical season is celebrated with the sounds of the Guelph Youth Singers performing Candles in Our Hearts. The choirs will present a mix of traditional and new carols, carols written by the children, a lively Hanukkah song, a Victorian skating song - and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. The special guests will be the young players from the Suzuki String School of Guelph. Candles in our Hearts will be held at St. George’s Anglican Church at 7:30pm on Dec. 3. For tickets phone 519-763-3000. Tickets are $25 for adults $25 and $19 for seniors and students.

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The story is brought to life on stage by director Adam Furfaro, music director Peter Aylin, choreographer Linda Garneau, set designer Jean Claude Oliver, lighting designer Kevin Fraser, and costume designer Rachel Berchtold. The cast includes Amy Wallis as Gale. Karen K. Edissi plays Dorothy’s devoted Auntie Em and Glinda the Good Witch. Larry Mannell is Uncle Henry and Brian McKay

is the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. Jackie Mustakas is the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, with Danielle Benton, Allan Gillespie, Sarah Higgins and Kevin Morris rounding out the adult ensemble. Canine performer Tilley will play Toto. Fifty-two local children will perform with the professional cast. Hundreds of youngsters from across the area auditioned

in September: The Wizard of Oz is an adaptation of the classic 1939 Hollywood film. The Wellington Advertiser is among the sponsors of the show, which runs for five weeks. Call the box office at 519-747-7788 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866) for tickets For more information visit

Arts Council announces resignation of MacKay GUELPH – The Arts Council here has announced that Anne MacKay will be stepping down as executive director. Board president Mary Calarco said, “Anne made many positive contributions to both the organization and the community. Her enthusiasm for the arts and unwavering optimism will truly be missed.” Over the last year, the board worked with MacKay as they expanded council’s focus on creative collaborations, commu-

nity outreach and local partnerships. The council is committed to maintaining that momentum as the organization looks forward. MacKay departed on Oct. 28. “It has been an amazing year full of valued opportunities to see deeper into this community’s truly dazzling breadth of arts and culture activities,” said. McKay. She plans to return to her private consulting practice, working with groups in the charitable

sector. “As I shared with the board, I came to GAC as a fan and I certainly leave as one. And I know that the long-time and new volunteers will continue to bring their new perspectives, knowledge and excitement together to beautifully serve the arts and culture life of this community.” The board will began its search for a new executive director and a hiring committee will be established to ensure a suitable candidate is hired.

Century Church holding auditions HILLSBURGH - Century Church Theatre is holding auditions for Bernard Slade’s Romantic Comedy. They will take place on Dec. 5 and 7 at 7:30pm at the theatre in Hillsburgh. Four women and two men are required for the show. Contact director Dale Jones at or 519-855-6873 for more information about the show times and audition details.

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A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA Website: www.omafra. MINISTRY OF LABOUR – ALERT! For everyone’s information ... the MOL has issued an alert regarding “Oxygen-Limiting Silos.” Silos on farming operations continue to be a major source of serious injuries and fatalities in the workplaces covered by the Industrial program. A recent farming fatality investigation and a recommendation for an alert from the lead inspector, a new hazard alert dealing with the atmospheric hazards associated with oxygen-limiting structures. This alert expands on information that is currently set out in the farming guidelines. The attached hazard alert outlines some of the precautions in the farming sector for workers who may potentially be entering oxygendeficient atmospheres in silos. Some other associated hazards include flammable and explosive atmospheres, falls and engulfment. The Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) has further information on its web-site on the hazards associated with silos under formerly Farm Safety Association. More information on WSPS is available at this web link: bundles/wsps/index.html.

PASTURE COMPETITION Mapleseed Canada is pleased to partner with the Ontario Forage Council and the Ontario Cattleman’s Association in sponsoring the “Mapleseed Pasture Award 2012.” This is an excellent opportunity to recognize individual producers who are doing an outstanding job of pasture management. The winners will be announced at the annual meeting of the Ontario Cattleman’s Association in Toronto which will take place in February. To submit a nomination for this award, complete the application form found at the link: Pasture award 2011 revised application form and submit to the Ontario Forage Council by Nov. 26, 2011 at: P.O. Box 463, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0. REMINDER GROWING YOUR FARM PROFITS by John C. Benham The process is very simple and very rewarding. Sign up for the GYFP workshop in the Elora OMAFRA meeting room on Thursday, January 12th 9:30 to 3:00 p.m. to be completed Thursday, January 19th – no charge. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Complete a workbook similar in style to the EFP workbook. Develop your priorities and goals. Complete your Action Plan with the help of the Workshop Leader. You are then eligible for financial assistance to employ a Farm Advisor or Farm Business Consultant for advice. This is an excellent opportunity to get your succession plan developed. As well there is a very interesting plan to assist beginning farmers. To sign up, call 519-846-3394 or email:

or you may sign up online at: NEW AGRI-TOURISM TOOLKIT There are many different things that need to be considered when changing your focus from being solely a farm operator to becoming a tourism operator and welcoming visitors onto your farm. For more information, go to BALE WRAP RECYCLING by John C. Benham This program is going forward with much interest and participation. What a chance to get rid of bale and silo wrap as well as bale mesh wrap and twine at no cost! They come and pick it up at your farm. Give Don Nott a call at 519-482-7439 or email: dnott@tcc. to get all the particulars. I hope to have a brochure to distribute very soon. You can save money and help to protect the environment. COMING EVENTS: Nov. 20-21 Ontario Young Farmers Forum 2011 “From Farm to Fork,” Doubletree by Hilton, Toronto Airport. Fee $160 (received by Nov. 11). Prices include all OYFF & OFA sessions, meals from dinner Sunday to dinner Monday. Information visit: http://www.jfao. Nov. 29 Wellington County Farm Safety Christmas Supper meeting at Husky Farm Equipment, Alma at 8:00 p.m. sharp. For more information, call Walter Grose at 519-846-5329. Nov. 30 Forage Focus Seminar, Shakespeare Centre, Shakespeare. Key note speaker: Michael C. Rankin of the Univ. of Wisconsin. To register: phone 1-877-892-8663 (payment by Visa or Mastercard).

found that was not true. Like the Zublers, the Ge­ luks find that multiple-years of alfalfa at the start of their rotation helps with thistle control, and that their spelt crop grows extremely well after alfalfa. At the end of the afternoon, 19 members of the group proceeded to Port Huron, Michigan. The next morning the group headed to Organic Bean & Grain in Caro, Michigan an enormous operation. With plans for my own small-scale intensive market garden, I’m not used to thinking of organic farming on this scale. Steven Vollmar grows 1,200 acres of crops with his brother and a number of other full-time employees; everything from blue and yellow corn, to black turtle, adzuki, and pinto beans, soybeans, spelt, and soft white and red wheat. In my mind, the biggest ticket to their success lies in the impressive value-added processing facility. With stateof-the-art equipment, including plans for an infra-red color sorter for beans, the Vollmars process their own crops, in addition to providing de-hulling and milling services for other organic farms in the area. To give a sense of their scale: for corn, they can pre-screen and separate 250 bushels per hour, and can then run 100 bushels per hour through the

tion there. They also sell many of their various crop screenings to local livestock, dairy, and poultry producers. Vollmar over seeds his small grain crops with single cut red clover at 10 pounds per acre, with an air seeder and blower ahead of their tine weeder in the spring. The weeding process for beans is very intense. They em­ploy migrant workers to hand weed their edible beans

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by Fiona Bower In mid-August the Ecological Farmers of Ontario organized its first ever summer crop and livestock tour. Board member Roger Rivest and executive director Michelle Jory served as guides to a group of 26 who visited four examples of scaled-up ecological pro­duction, co-operative marketing and value-added processing. As a new farmer able to attend on a bursary offered by EFO, I found the tour inspiring and insightful. The tour began in Ridgetown at Zubler Farms, a 420-acre organic dairy. Rudy and Barbara Zubler covered many different aspects of their farm – crop rotation, herd health management strategies, how they raise their calves, farm labour, manure management, tillage and weed control, crop variety preferences – and their experience with a wind turbine lease. In the barn Rudy stressed the importance and benefits of feeding a high fibre diet based on forages, which is less stress­ ful on a ruminant’s system. They mob raise their calves in small group pens with deep, dry bedding, and use bar­ rel feeders with nipples, letting the calves suck as much as they want each day (often 10 to 12 litres of milk each). While looking at some of their fields, the Zublers

described their typical ro­tation, which begins with three years of summer-seeded alfalfa. They find that the regular cutting is their best thistle management strategy. Depend­ing on the year, they will take up to four cuts of hay. The tour’s next stop was Gelro Farms, where Rock Geluk showed us a pastured pork and mixed crop operation. The Geluks cross mostly York Landrace sows with a Duroc boar, which they find yields hearty piglets that grow well. They also keep some Danish sows, which have a nice, large body. All of those old-style breeds tend to have a higher intra-muscular fat content and thus richer flavoured meat. Fifty per cent of the corn they grow goes to the pigs, which are on pasture except for the very coldest months of the year. They’ve been growing some ferent organic corn varietdif­ ies from Blue River Hybrids, which impressed them. They generally aim for a population of 27,000 per acre on 30 inch centres. Geluk also en­joys the higher profit and demand for organically grown soybeans: they try their best to grow food grade soys, and then purchase feed grade beans for the pigs. Like many people, Geluk once thought organic farming meant crops overrun with weeds. To his surprise, he

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if need­ ed, following several cultivating passes. For all crops, they tailor the weeding regime to the weather, soil and crop con­ ditions, and choose between a single sweep cultivator, tine weeder, single or double rotary hoes and flame weeder. At $2 per gallon for propane, consid­ering the scope of the opera­tion, the immaculately weed­ed fields can come at a price. We pro­ceeded on to Findlay Farm for the final site of the two-day tour. The farm is 2,100 acres, with three people farming full-time, and one parttime. They grow spelt, soybeans, yellow corn, edible beans (white kidneys, adzukis, and black) and also snap beans on contract, which are processed, packaged and flash frozen locally. They market some of their corn to Herbruck’s, a largescale organic poultry (layer) operator in the area. Like the Vollmars, the Findlays use composted or pelletized chick­en manure for fertility, since it’s readily available and reasonably priced. If made into pellets, they spread it with a litter spreader and apply it at a rate of 1 to 1.25 tons per acre before both cereals and corn in their rotation. Fiona Brower is a member of the Ecological Farmers of Ontario.

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Rural Life

Taking a break - It was a busy weekend for the students in the Wellington County 4-H Club, who spent the weekend of Nov. 4 to 7 at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. Brittany Lenselink, of Palmerston, and Jenna Haelzle, of Harriston, took a minute to relax before getting ready for the judges to come through their area. Mystic, the Holstein cow, wanted in on the conversation.

Showing county pride - Connor French, a junior member of the Wellington County 4-H Club, gets ready to show her senior cow, Antebellum (named for the country band Lady Antebellum) where she was judged on merits of showmanship and confirmation during The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto throughout the Nov. 4-7 weekend.

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industry, nominees are judged according to the following criteria: - progress made in their agriculture career; - environmental and safety practices; - crop and livestock production history; - financial and management practices; and - contributions to the wellbeing of their community, province, nation. The 2012 winner will be selected at the Ontario regional event being held Niagara Falls from March 26 to 28. They will then represent Ontario at the national awards program, to be held in Charlottetown next November. The organization is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited, TD Canada Trust,

Syngenta, Better Farming, Conservation Ontario, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Growmark. The national competition is sponsored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Bayer Crop Science, CIBC and John Deere.

Showing in style -Travis Canning of Palmerston was hard at work prepping a Holstein cow for show as part of the Wellington County 4-H Club’s participation in The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Nov. 6. Charmaine was one of the cows set to participate in the showmanship and confirmation judging class, and Canning’s focus was all business despite crowds of curious onlookers touring the dairy cattle area. The Wellington 4-H Club competed against its peers from counties across Ontario and Quebec. photos by Kelly Waterhouse

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District annual meeting provided many planting, growing, decorating tips by Bonnie Whitehead CLIFFORD - The Ontario Horticultural Association’s District 7 meeting was hosted by the Clifford society here on Oct. 22. Eighty-six people representing 14 societies shared in the day. The hall looked “spooktacular” draped in black and white bands of cloth, for a Halloween motive accented with hues of autumn splendour under the supervision of Ethel Weber. Winners won the floral table centre pieces crafted from hollowed pumpkins. Door prize draws were plentiful and the raffle tables held the interest of multiple winners. Minto Councillor Ron Faulkner credited his mother with all he knows about horticulture and he said he owes a debt of gratitude to the volunteers who keep the village looking so inviting. Wayne Pfeffer of Ayton demonstrated “simple autumn floral designs.” He showed a variety of ways to dress up a table with centre pieces. Use “frogs” that look like cushions made of pins to keep flowers and foliage in place and fill the vase to the brim with water for a water design. Use eco-pearls to add a different dimension. Fill a summer planter with wheat, bullrushes, ornamental grasses, millet, and gourds and place it in the porch or kitchen. Add anemones, mini gladiolus, purple monks head, and other flowers to a head of kale. Pfeffer is self taught and suggests people can benefit from reading books and magazines, attending society meetings and flower shows, and enrolling in judging classes to learn about design. Keep balance, rhythm, height, and colours in mind. He said people can please themselves at home, but should follow the rules for competitions.

Dorelene Anderson shared highlights from the OHA, including the successful allium fundraiser; tree dedication; updating your society website; completing forms online; hosting a seed exchange - Seedy Saturday; convention for 2012 in Niagara; and the Garden Show at the International Centre in April 2012. Judge Fran Farrell of Ripley chose Clara Bauman’s Autumn’s Glory design for judge’s choice. She commented on the excellent quality and selection of every entry, offering praise and suggestions. Watch for damage to the foliage, paying particular attention to grooming and conditioning. Show convenor Jane McDonald listed the prize winners, noting 53 entries, with Clifford being well represented by Carol Lange, Eleanor Litt, and Jean Yenssen. This is the first time she recalled having at least three entries in each category. Barb Harris and the women in the kitchen kept platters of apple sauce muffins, molasses muffins, pumpkin muffins, and cheese readily available in the morning, until serving a luncheon of lasagna, salad, pumpkin pie, apple pie, and fruit salad. With the arrival of Trish Symons, the power point presentation was readied for guest speaker Paul Zammit. His resume reads like a Who’s Who of the gardening world. He believes in Gardening All Four Seasons and showed convincing pictures for his argument to plan and plant for all them. His enthusiasm, excitement, and charismatic nature is evident in every word and action regarding gardening. He instills a spirit of national pride as he explores the landscape of a northern climate. During the winter, he envi-

sions a world of sparkle and shine for the garden and countryside. Imagine the beautiful potential of seed heads topped with a light dusting of fresh fallen powdery snow. He encourages people to know their soil to promote a healthy robust harvest. Compost leaves and spread them over the garden. During a warm spring rainfall, stop and listen for the symphony of worms as they pull the nutrients from the mulch into the soil. Commanding plants to grow on cue is not realistic as plants respond to nature, not the calendar date. Create pockets of plants and photograph them every ten days to follow their magical transformation. He listed his favourite flowers for their foliage, bloom, size, or scent. He passed some pieces of aromatic basil about the room. He cited the workhorse plants that refuse to disappoint and the array of incredible succulents. Celebrate the summer season with a burst of tropical colours. Create a paradise attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. In the longer days of autumn, he is thrilled to find pumpkins of all textures and colours, the wartier and more bizarre the better, with all their lumps and bumps. Fall presents an opportunity to experience the brilliant lights of Swiss chard, and not just mums. Let ornamental grasses sway in the breeze and leave seed heads to experience the winds of change. Trees in all their glory need to bend and sway to the elements. Burlap wrapped trees will remain one of Paul’s pet peeves. Reflect on the diversity of the seasons, be one with nature, listen, learn, and do not put a garden to bed. You can reach Zammit at www.

Pleasing pick - Judge Fran Farrell, right, chose Clara Bauman’s design Autumn’s Glory for judge’s choice award at the Ontario Horticultural Society’s District 7 fall meeting held Oct. 22 at the community hall in Clifford. photo by Bonnie Whitehead or Anderson was thankful to

all for the wonderful meeting and invited everyone to the annual general meeting to be

held April 21 in Harriston in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

Many guests gathered to celebrate 130th anniversary of covered bridge WEST MONTROSE They came from as far away as Eastern Ontario - even “The King” showed up - to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the West Montrose covered bridge. It was a cool night, and a “technical difficulty” had festivities starting in a rather chilly state, but things quickly warmed up in West Montrose on Nov. 5 as Bridgekeepers, the West Montrose Residents’ Association, hosted a gala celebration of the 130th anniversary of the historic covered bridge. A large party tent was erected on the grounds of the Olde Bridge Place Inn and the event featured a DJ, live entertainment by vocalist Robbie Hancock, and a surprise visit by West Montrose’s own Elvis impersonator, Bruce Herron,

who wowed the crowd with several numbers. Over 130 guests gathered, including Jim Dean and Mary Lycett - great grandson and great granddaughter of bridge builder Benjamin Bear - and Wayne Dean - great-great grandson (with his wife Lori) - who travelled from Perth and Peterborough. “We wanted to keep a very local flavour in what we were doing,” said Barbara Dowling, a co-organizer. “Although it was complicated to hold an event outdoors in November, we thought it was important to be at the bridge, rather than in a hall somewhere.” “Several guests said, ‘You have to do this again next year’.” said co-organizer Chris Sabean. “We appreciate their

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Guild presented quilts to Elora Legion

Year-end party - The Arthur Youth Horticultural Society held its 2011 awards and dinner on Nov. 4 at Arthur United Church. The club includes leader Faye Craig, assistant leader Robert Macdonald and members Chelsea Lindo, Chloe McNabb, Logan McNabb, Ryan Plat, Cameron McNabb, Madison Giltoft, Chloe Napadek, Owen Lindo and Olivia Napadek. Absent were Cheyanne Whaley, Alex Van Ankum, Sydnee Stewart, Ashleigh Byrnes, Claudia Meyers and Chloe Meyers. submitted photo

Food seekers - Area students who formed the Centre Wellington Friends Fighting Hunger canvassed for nonperishable food donations on Oct. 30 in their neighbourhood in Elora. This was the group’s second Halloween food drive and it was tripled in support, allowing the volunteers to gather more food items. This year the group collected 809 food products that were donated to the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Seen here are area students, from left: front, Alan Negrin and Google the dog, with Naomi Negrin; back, Asha Banks, Stephanie Kavanagh, Chloe Smith, Jodi Bird, Kaitlyn Banks, Scott Darroch, Melissa Darroch, Emmet Faringo and Nicolas Pellerin. submitted photo

ELORA - Each year the Grand Quilt Guild supports a number of charitable organizations in the community, most often through the donation of quilts and quilted items made by members. On Oct. 26, at a meeting of the Elora Legion, the Grand Quilt Guild made a presentation of 12 bed and lap quilts and a wheelchair bag for distribution by that Legion to local veterans. The guild is currently planning its first ever quilt show to celebrate its 15th anniversary. That show will take place June 8 and 9 at the St. James Anglican Church in Fergus. The show will display quilted work by membership and will also highlight and describe the guild’s support for charitable organizations and groups within the community. For anyone seeking more information about the guild and its events, particularly about the quilt show, questions may be directed to Quilt Show coordinator, Sue Foard at 519846-5877.

Quilt donation - Elora Legion President Ashley Woods accepts a quilt presented by Grand Quilt Guild member Joan Raynor.

Successful run - Nicole Hessels, left, a grade 9 student at Norwell District Secondary School, competed at the OFSAA cross country running championships on Nov. 5 in Ottawa. Hessels completed the 3,270 metre midget girls race in a time of 12:16, finishing seventh out of 242 runners and earning her an OFSAA ribbon and recognition at the awards ceremony. Hessels placed 3rd at the CWOSSA championships Oct. 27 in Brantford and was the region’s top finisher at OFSAA beating the other two CWOSSA qualifiers. submitted by Jennifer Eudoxie


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The winner was Lions Baguio City Host Lions Club, Philippines. Honorable mentions were given to Catalao Lions Club, Brazil (second), Royal City Lions Club (third), Vancouver Pacific Lions Club (fourth) and Vantaa Pahkinarinne Lions Club, Finland (fifth). “We are extremely proud that our entry was chosen out of so many from around the world and that we share this accomplishment with our fellow Lions and our community,” said Ted Wells, president of the Royal City Lions Club. The Lions Clubs International contest provides Lions with the opportunity to community service and to showcase their hard work and creativity while sharing their accomplishments with others from around the world. Lions’ membership is open to all simply by contacting a Lion for information or by calling Lion Carl Swanson at 519836-6560. Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in 206 countries. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youths worldwide.

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FROM PAGE TWO *** Spark of Brilliance Workshop. 7-9pm. Faith Lutheran Church, 290 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus. “Pottery to Go with Nanci”. All materials supplied. Refreshments provided. Spark of Brilliance is a non-profit organization, which provides free creative workshops open to all in the community. For more info. call: 519-843-5742 ext.561.

Fri. Nov 25

Until Nov. 27 Elora Community Theatre “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Directed by Jim Monaghan and Deb Stanson. Fergus Grand Theatre. Call the box office at 519-787-1981. *** Alma Optimist Beef BBQ. 5-7pm Alma Community Hall. Admission $12, Kids $4. *** Erin United Church Turkey Dinner & Silent Auction. Sittings at 5, 6 and 7 pm. Take-outs available. Wheel chair accessible. Adults $15, Children $7. For tickets contact Cindy at 519-8339808. *** We’re Breaking the Silence! 7-8:30pm in the Leisure Room at the Mount Forest Sports Complex to hear personal stories from people who have struggled with their mental health. Conversations about their experience of moving from despair to hope, from feeling alone to being connected with support. Light Refreshments. Information displays about mental health and supports available. Free admission. Hosted by the H.O.P.E. Group (Healthy Opportunities Promoting Empowerment - De-stigmatizing Mental Health). *** Contra dance with live music by Relative Harmony, 8-10:30pm. Highland Rugby Club Field House, 150 Albert St. West, Fergus. $10 per person. No partner or previous experience necessary! Similar to square dancing. Contact Janice Ferri 519-843-9971. *** The Rented Christmas. A heart-warming holiday story from the Grey Wellington Theatre Guild, at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre. November 25 and 26 at 7pm. November 26 and 27 at 1:30 pm. For tickets call 519 338-2779.

Sat. Nov 26

Elora Lions Club Santa Parade, 6pm. This year’s theme “Light Up The Night”. For information call 519-846-0586 or 519-846-0412. *** Elora Legion Saturday Night Dance 8pm. Join Country Motions upstairs in the Maple Leaf Room for an evening of dancing. 519846-9611. *** Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. $5 per person. Marsville Community Centre. Last Saturday of every month. 7:30-10:30am. Also, recycling of wine bottles, beer bottles and cans, pop cans. *** Rockwood & District Lioness Fund Raiser. $1,000. Draw. At Rockwood & District Craft & Bazaar Sale, in Rockwood. Proceeds to go to Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Centre & Juvenile Diabetes. Tickets $10 each. For more info. - Grace 519-856-9650. *** Kenilworth Public School Craft, Bake and Home Party Sale. 9am3pm. Baking, sewing, jewelry, woodworking, candles, preserves, so much more. Contact Mollie for more information 519-8482026. *** Weber Family Christmas craft and bake sale at Harriston Legion 9am-4pm. Free Admission, Door Prizes and Refreshments. *** Adult/ Senior Ice Skating 8-9:50pm. Exhibition Park Arena, Guelph. Cost - $7/person. Join us for fun, exercise, music and friendship! Contact 519-836-1015. *** Arthur Legion Craft Sale. 10-2pm. For more info. call Nancy 519-848-5702. *** Arthur Legion Karaoke 8:30pm. *** Annual Cookie Walk at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 325 St. George St, West, Fergus, 10am. Call 519-843-3565 for more info. *** Christmas Bazaar and hot luncheon at Mount Forest United Church, 10am-2pm. Lunch available 11am-1pm. Silent auction, baking, candy, crafts and more. *** Santa Clause Parade - Erin Lions Club annual parade, 1:30pm. Come out with your family and enjoy the fun or enter a float. Contact Don Covert @ for more info. *** K-W Twin City Harmonizer Christmas Concert - at Calvary United Church, 48 Hawkesville Rd., St. Jacobs. Two performances: 2pm, 7:30pm. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased at the door.
 Special Guests will be the Salvation Army Band. Refreshments will be served. Calvary Church has hearing assistance and is wheelchair accessible. For more information call 519-885-5012. *** Eden Mills Community Christmas Bazaar and Tea, at the Community Hall, from 1- 3pm. Great Penny Table, bake tables, Christmas Wreaths and arrangements, jewellery and much more. Enjoy tea and goodies in our wonderful Tea Room. No admission charge, wheelchair accessible.

*** World of Dolls Christmas luncheon and Bazaar St. James Anglican Church Queen St. E., Fergus. 11am to 2pm. Bake, Craft & Toonie Table & Draws. Quiche and Salad Lunch. Everyone Welcome. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre fundraiser: Craft Show 10am-3pm. We are looking for craft vendors wanting to sell their hand-crafted items. We invite everyone to join us for some great Christmas shopping! One-of-a-kind craft items. Enjoy mulled cider & shortbread cookies. Free admission. 519-787-1814. *** Annual Bazaar and Dutch Luncheon. 10am-2pm. 8037 Wellington Rd. 19. Fresh Baking, fun for the kids, crafts and more. Proceeds to Emmanuel Christian High School. *** The Arthur United Church annual Poinsettia Luncheon and Bazaar. Enjoy some delicious soup, sandwiches, desserts, coffee, tea and juice. There will also be a baked goods table, as well as a touch and take table. 11:30am - 1:30pm. *** Craft and Bake Sale at Elora United Church - corner of Church & Geddes- from 9am-1pm. Grandma’s Attic sale, bake sale, muffin & coffee, soup lunch. *** Salem Public School is hosting a Holiday Sale featuring local businesses, craftspeople, home party consultants, baked goods and much more. 9am-2pm: Start and finish your holiday shopping in one location.

SUN. Nov 27

Palmerston Legion Jamboree. 1pm. Call the Legion for more info. 519-3434-3749. *** The Awesome Snake Show. Please call the Guelph Lake Nature Centre at 519-836-7860 to register. Slithery, slippery and definitely not slimey. Come out and meet some very cool reptiles. There will be a slide show highlighting the snakes of Ontario, and a chance to meet some live snakes. 2- 4pm, $5/person. *** Community Christmas Carol Sing, Melville United Church, 3pm. With guest choirs from the Center Wellington area. Come, sing along and enjoy the wonderful traditional seasonal music in a beautiful setting. Freewill offering. 519-843-1781. *** Puslinch Optimist Club will be hosting their annual Christmas Parade. 2pm. The theme this year is “Family”. *** Royal City Volleyball tournament at John F. Ross High School, Guelph. Recreational & intermediate divisions only. Prizes for winning teams, Call 519-822-6353 for details. *** CATS ANONYMOUS Rescue & Adoption - Christmas Open House and Craft Sale. 10am -3pm at the shelter in Marsville. Tour the facility; browse our Christmas crafts, baked goods, Dog & Cat gifts; Enjoy some refreshments. For details visit or call 519-855-6850.

Mon. Nov 28

The Over Tones, Inc. Sing Fling. 7-8:30pm. The Over Tones, Inc. four part harmony chorus invite all women to sing Christmas carols and then perform with us on December 12. The Village of Riverside Glen Town Hall, 60 Woodlawn East, Guelph. Joan at 519-856-9102. Free. No registration required. Assistance will be available in learning notes and words using recordings and sheet music. No experience necessary.

Tues. Nov 29

C.W. Probus Club. 10 a.m. Aboyne Hall - Wellington Museum. Speaker: Susan Dunlop, Curator “Remembering Our Local Fallen Soldiers”. All retired seniors welcome; membership available.

thurs. Dec 1

Until Dec 3- Elora Community Theatre “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. Directed by Jim Monaghan and Deb Stanson. Fergus Grand Theatre. Call the box office at 519-787-1981. *** Belwood Lions Jamboree- 7:30pm Belwood Hall. Come and play, sing, dance & just enjoy the entertainment. Admission $5 pp. (Performing musicians: FREE). Call 519-843-7011 for information.

Fri. Dec 2

Community euchre sponsored by the Optimist club of Puslinch, 7:30pm at the Puslinch Community Centre. $3 per person. Lunch provided. 50/50 draw. All welcome. For information call Neil Smith at 519-837-3838. *** Kids Christmas Shopping Night, 3:45-6:30pm. Alma United Church. Kids shop in safety. All items under $10. Christmas bake sale for adults. Info. 519-638-3293.

Sat. Dec 3

St. John’s Anglican Church Rockwood Christmas Bazaar, 9am2pm. Church Hall. Baked goods, crafts, penny table and tea room and more. *** Christmas Bake Sale/Grocery Hamper Draw. St. Joseph’s Parish, Listowel. 10am–2pm. St. Mary’s School, 1209 Tremaine Ave., Listowel. For more info. call Doris 519-291-4376 or Don 519638-7705 or Melanie 519-291-4109. ***

St. Mary Immaculate Church in Elora held another successful beef dinner and draw Nov. 5 thanks to the support from parishioners and the community. The event’s committee acknowledged the volunteers, especially students from local elementary and high schools, as well as those who donated towards draw tickets. Officials congratulate the following draw winners (listed in order from first to 12th): - Martin Ruller of Elora, $500; - Fran Keating of Elora, quilt; - Carol Chadwick of Elora, $100; - Gloria Leibold of Kitchener, $100;

- Don Schwartzentruber of Elora, $50 Peared gift certificate; - Laurie Rogers of Elora, $50; - Elfie Manning of Elora, $50 Peared gift certificate; - Marg Ross of Elora, $50 Grand Flags gift certificate; - Jean Kraemer of Elora, Ashton Drake Gallery porcelain doll; - Dale Kropf of Fergus, Bradford Exchange Christmas Creche collection plate; - Alex Muhic of Elora, Apple Ipod shuffle; and - Kandace Kachur of Elora, Bradford Exchange Morgantown crystal plate. The committee thanked those involved and hopes to see everyone again next Nov. 3.

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Horoscopes - For the fourth week of NovemberARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, walk with your head held high because you are willing to stick to your convictions. It isn’t often that people are brave enough to be leaders and not followers.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, when others seek answers, they oftentimes end up at your doorstep. That’s because you’ve become a rock friends and family can rely on.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, make a few early resolutions to get your finances back on track. This way you move into the new year with a solid financial foundation.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, family members urge you to cut a trip short, but you may not be ready to return to reality just yet. Enjoy your vacation for as long as you need.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, be a little more assertive this week than you’re used to being. It will take some extra reinforcement to get your point across to the people who need to hear it.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you are a bit misunderstood, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t acting the way you should. It’s perfectly fine to march to a different drummer this week.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you’re falling slowly into a situation that could take awhile to get out of. Therefore, you may want to think on the next few decisions you have to make.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, speak your mind, even if others believe you sound foolish. In the near future, they will realize you told the truth and they should have been on board.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have many choices and the question is which route to take. If you seek the advice of Aquarius you just may come up with the answers you need.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, sometimes sadness has to be embraced before the happy moments can return, Think about this for the next few days.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You may have to go find yourself, Virgo. It’s OK if you don’t initially recognize what defines you because now you have the opportunity to try all new things. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, picture yourself with the wind in your hair because soon you may embark on a wild adventure that will take you to different places you always aspired to see.

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