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Celebrate Your Good Fortune By Helping Others The close of another year is often a time of reflection. When we look back at the past 11 months or so, many of us will find the word “busy” best describes our lives. We often feel pulled in many directions by our work and personal responsibilities. This holiday season, I encourage you to step back from that busyness to spend some time enjoying the company of your friends and family, but also take a moment to think of others in our communities who are not as fortunate. There are many local charities that help people who are struggling with job loss, poverty, abuse, illness and mental health issues – and they need our support. There are organizations that enrich the lives of individuals and our communities through sports, the arts and environmental initiatives – and they need our support. All of us at York Region Media Group are committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. We make an effort to partner with many worthwhile causes to contribute to the greater good and we encourage you, our readers, to do the same. We are proud to be involved with groups such as CHATS, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, MS Society of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Women’s Centre of York Region, Neighbourhood Network, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Easter Seals, York Region Arts Council, Cedar Centre and our very own Santa Fund. On behalf of all of us at the Advocate, Banner, Era, Express and Topic newspapers, I wish you a holiday season filled with peace, cheer, goodwill and generosity toward others.

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What’s Inside... Celebrate Your Good Fortune By Volunteering ................................................4 Aurora Winter Events ......................................6 Holiday Recipes . ...............................................8 Beat the Winter Blues .................................... 10

Bradford Winter Events..................................24 Slow Cooker Meals Perfect for Cozy Winter Nights...................................26 Learn The Perfect Wine Pairing For Holiday Foods............................................27

History & Traditions of Boxing Day.............. 12

Christmas Tunes Spread Holiday Spirit......................................28

Holiday Celebrations Chanukah & Kwanzaa...................................... 13

Christmas Carols ...................................... 29-35

Newmarket Winter Events............................. 14

Kids Colouring Contest...................................36

Winter Activities in York Region................... 16 East Gwillimbury Winter Events................... 18 Georgina Winter Events.................................. 20 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for “Green Giving”.................................................. 22

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Aurora Winter Events

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ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, AURORA TOWN HALL AND IN THE AURORA SENIORS CENTER. 6:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. This event includes the lighting of the tree, crafts, games, readings of Twas The NIght Before Christmas by Mrs Claus, caroling by the Salvation Army Brass Band, live reindeer on display, “Frosty The Snowman” performed by the Canadian Children Theatre Company and a fire juggler.

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AURORA BOREALIS From December 20, 2016 to February 20, 2017 coloured LED festive lights will illuminate Town Park trees every evening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

FAMILY FIRST NIGHT Celebrate the New Year with family and friends and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate with a food bank donation, free skating and swimming from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, crafts, face painting, inflatables, skills games and Mad Science demonstrations, reptile shows at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., magic shows at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Call 905-726-4762 for more information.

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Aurora Winter Events ARCTIC ADVENTURE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, AT THE AURORA TOWN PARK AND IN THE ARMOURY, FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. Outdoor activities include; games, mini snow tubing, body zorbs, snow shoeing, outdoor skating, inflatables, professional ice carving, outdoor animal show by the Muskoka Wildlife Center, Indoor activities include Soups for Smiles presented by the Optimist Club of Aurora, crafts and face painting.

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Holiday Recipes SPARKLING VODKA-CRANBERRY COCKTAIL

GLUTEN-FREE SWEET POTATO & CRANBERRY STUFFING

Treat your guests to this bubbly aperitif to kick off your next cocktail party. Its festive hue and exquisite flavour will delight their tastebuds — and yours!

If you or your guests are looking for glutenfree options, serve a hearty sweet potato and cranberry stuffing with your holiday feast to satisfy everyone’s appetite. This tasty stuffing will also help you stay on-budget as each serving comes in at less than two dollars.

Serves: 1 Ingredients:

Serves: 8

• Ice cubes

Ingredients:

• 1 oz. vodka

• 500 g gluten-free honey garlic turkey sausages, casings removed

• 3/4 cup cranberry juice

• 1 cup (250 mL) fresh cranberries

• 1 oz. ginger ale

• 1 onion, chopped

• A few mint leaves, for garnish

• 2 tsp (10 mL) fresh thyme, chopped

Directions: Place a tall glass in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Just before serving, add ice cubes and pour, in this order, vodka, cranberry juice and ginger ale. Do not mix. Garnish with mint leaves.

• 2 tbsp (30 mL) balsamic vinegar • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard • 2 tsp (10 mL) brown sugar • 1 cup (250 mL) gluten-free vegetable broth • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed; about 6 cups (1.5 L) • 1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted walnuts, chopped Directions: Heat oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray a 9x13 inch (3 L) baking dish with cooking spray.

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Heat a large frypan over medium-high. Add sausage meat and cook breaking up meat until browned, about 7 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add cranberries, onion, and thyme to frypan and cook until onions soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar, Dijon mustard, and brown sugar, cooking until almost absorbed. Add broth, sweet potatoes, and reserved sausage, tossing to combine. Spoon into baking dish. Cover with foil and bake until sweet potatoes are tender, about 50 minutes, stirring and leaving uncovered after 25 minutes. Sprinkle with walnuts.

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Beat The Winter Blues There’s something heartwarming about the last two months leading up to the Christmas holidays. Thanksgiving crops up and there’s a familiar comfort in getting back to fall clothing, gathering with family and friends and spending more time indoors, cooking, baking and catching up on good movies. The nesting instincts kick in as we pack up the outdoor furniture, tuck away the flower pots and enjoy entertaining in a cozy, warm environment. While there is much to look forward to before December ends, the first months of each New Year can be an isolating time for some. Knowing that there are still months to go before we can venture outside without gloves and a snow shovel can cause even the heartiest of us to feel down in the dumps. Infuse your 2017 schedule with decorating projects to help combat those mid-winter blues! Plan your projects to coordinate with monthly entertaining so you have attainable goals to look forward to completing! If you don’t feel you’re a particularly strong decorator, partner up with a friend or neighbour and agree to help each other with your decorating ventures. Teamwork allows you to spend time with others, gives you an invaluable second set of hands to help complete the work, and provides you with an objective viewpoint when making tough decorating decisions. There is nothing better to get the creative juices flowing than when you brainstorm and collaborate with others. In January, take it easy and catch up on some rest but set a date late in the month to have a fireside fondue dinner and game or movie night. A blaze in the fireplace is a great way to cozy up with friends, play some board games and share a glass your best Shiraz! When you’re taking down the Christmas decorations, don’t be too quick to pack away all the twinkling lights. Keep several small strings handy to use around your home to set a cozy twinkling mood for your casual

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evening. Give the fireplace a facelift by painting the brick surround a warm grey-brown colour like Benjamin Moore Upper West Side (CSP70) or Sherwin Williams Sanderling (SW7513). If you’re not blessed with a fireplace, don’t despair. Light candles with warm scents all around your home to fill the house with a comfort-infusing ambiance. Keep a tray of wide pillar candles on the coffee table to cast a warm glow throughout the evening. Invest in some large cozy, colourful or warm white cushions to punch up the visual interest in your space and lay them out on the floor for a relaxed dinner around the coffee table. Stack up some warm quilts and throws in a basket nearby so guests can snuggle up. In February schedule a get-out-the-goodchina dinner party, perfect for giving you and your friends another evening to look forward to. Set the mood in the dining room by adding drama to the space. After relaxing in January, be brave and take on a D-I-Y project to wallpaper one wall of the dining room, particularly if you have a friend by your side to help. Select a pre-pasted paper to make the installation as easy as possible. Hang wallpaper on the wall you face as you enter the room in order to create a highimpact focal point. Look to a large-scale print to visually expand the space; vertical format wallpaper will help draw the eye up, adding height to the room. Select a toneon-tone subtle print that is a shade or two darker than the paint colour in the room for an elegant effect. Replace an old chandelier with a larger scale drum shade fixture that will bring your dining room into 2017 while establishing a dramatic forefront to the new feature wallpaper. Consider hiring an electrician to add a few pot lights to the space, creating a flexible

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lighting scheme while adding value to your home. The additional fixtures will introduce mood-lifting lights, providing you with an energy punch when it’s dingy and grey outside. In March, start a roaring fire in your newly spruced up fireplace, turn up the tunes and have the basketball game on the big screen. Shovel a path to your BBQ and cook a summer-esque style dinner for your guests. Hang larger strings of lights around your backyard or front porch and pull back the draperies to visually expand your space in the evening hours, reminding you of what you have to look forward to in a few short months. Treat yourself and your guests to punches of colour in front of the white backdrop of the outdoor landscape. Regardless of what’s going on outside, vases of fresh cut flowers and prominently displayed indoor plants will improve air quality while bringing thoughts of the warmer months into your home.

An infusion of green keeps us connected to nature and makes our surroundings relaxed and beautiful throughout the year. Use green napkins and placemats when serving dinner and stock up on green apples, artichokes and any other colourful produce items that double as inexpensive, visually interesting and uplifting to look at decorative accessories. Cheers! Janice

Janice Clements is a certified interior decorator, a certified AutoCAD designer and a member of CDECA. Visit Janice on the web at www.clementsinteriors. com or on Facebook at http://www. facebook.com/CLEMENTSINTERIORS

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The History and Traditions of Boxing Day Many countries celebrate Boxing Day on December 26. Those outside of these countries may be unaware as to the meaning behind the holiday and how its traditions originated.

tradition to the Feast of Saint Stephen, which also takes place on December 26. Metal boxes, into which people could put donations for the needy, were left outside of churches.

Boxing Day is celebrated by those in countries that were once part of the British empire, which includes Canada. As a federal holiday, post offices and banks are closed. Despite being a federal holiday, Boxing Day is not observed in the same way in all provinces and territories. Also, it is not an official holiday in Quebec.

• Collect food or clothing donations from neighbors and deliver them to a shelter or soup kitchen.

The etymology of the name Boxing Day is unclear, but some historians surmise that it is tied to the European tradition of giving gifts to the needy and those in service positions, as was the case during the Middle Ages. In the United Kingdom, it also became tradition that the day after Christmas employers would gift their servants with boxes of food leftovers from the holidays or present monetary gifts. The servants were allowed to take the day off to spend it with their families after having worked Christmas. Other ideas tie the

• Volunteer to help at a hospital, animal shelter or school when it reopens. • Encourage children to invite their friends over and curl up with a good movie and some popcorn. • If you are a business owner, call employees and personally thank them for their time of service. • Have a fun, family game night. • Decorate the house with boxes of all shapes and sizes. • Make a charitable donation to your preferred organization.

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Holiday Celebrations CHANUKAH Tradition is a major component of the Jewish faith, so it’s no surprise that tradition plays such a central role during the celebration of Chanukah. Chanukah rose to prominence thanks in part to the story of faith and miracle behind its inception. Antiochus IV was a Greek sovereign in control of the region of Syria, Egypt and Palestine. Antiochus oppressed the Jews, prohibiting the practice of the Jewish religion and desecrating the Jewish Temple. Opposition to Antiochus grew, and a group led by Mattathias the Hasmonean and his son, Judah Maccabee, took on the Syrian army. They were successful in their efforts to combat religious oppression, and the Temple was subsequently rededicated. The Talmud states that, at the time of the rededication, there was very little oil left that had not been defiled by the Greeks. This posed a problem because oil was needed to burn the Temple menorah throughout the night every night. However, there was only enough left for one night’s illumination. Miraculously, that oil burned for eight nights, leading to the development of an eight-day festival to commemorate this miracle. Because Chanukah is about the miracle of the oil and the lasting flame, oil and candles factor heavily in the holiday. A nine-armed menorah called the hanukiah is lit, and one candle is lit on each of the eight nights of the celebration. The last branch of the candelabra holds the shamash (servant) candle. Foods fried in oil, including latkes and jelly doughnuts, are consumed as well. Celebrants play games with a dreidel and giving to charity is encouraged.

KWANZAA Kwanzaa was established and first celebrated in December 1966. The name of the holiday, “Kwanzaa,” was taken from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” which means “first fruits.” The celebration is based on African heritage and values, which tie in seamlessly with the giving nature of the holiday season. The heart of the creation of Kwanzaa was the desire to reaffirm communitarian values and practice ways to strengthen and celebrate family, as well as a way to link African Americans as a people in the United States and those on the African continent. Kwanzaa begins on December 26 and lasts for a period of 7 seven days. Each of those days are dedicated to different principles which include umoja (unity); kujichagulia (self-determination); ujima (collective work); ujamaa (cooperative economics); nia (purpose); kuumba (creativity); and imani (faith). The festivities include food, music, creativity, dancing, and family activities. There are many ways that families can put their own unique spin on Kwanzaa celebrations such as making a family history book, decorating and cooking with fruit, creating a unity cup, decorating with muhindi (ears of corn), cooking up a Kwanzaa feast, or inviting others to celebrate with you. The lighting of the kinara, a candelabra that features seven candles, is at the heart of Kwanzaa celebrations. The centre candle is black and there are three red and three green candles, the colors commemorating the prominent colors of African culture.

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Newmarket Winter Events

2 DECEMBER

WINTER WONDERLAND DECEMBER 2 TO JANUARY 8, FROM 6 TO 9 P.M. NEWMARKET RIVERWALK COMMONS, 200 DOUG DUNCAN DR. Winter Wonderland is the most beautiful light display in Newmarket hosted for a month during December and January. Every night from 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy the light display and free outdoor skating on the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature. On Saturday and Sunday evenings, children are invited to take a ride on the Tim Hortons Express Train. Please note there will not be train rides available on December 25, December 31, or January 1. Train rides are weather permitting and free of charge. Join us every Friday from December 2 to January 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. for Frozen Friday. Enjoy outdoor skating, train rides, music and treats.

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LIVE NATIVITY PAGEANT DECEMBER 21 TO 23, AT 7 AND 8 P.M., & DECEMBER 24, STARTING AT 7 P.M. FAIRY LAKE PARK (WATER STREET) Enjoy this annual Christmas tradition with the whole family. A Journey to Bethlehem features a live cast with real animals representing the nativity scene and birth of Jesus Christ as told in the New Testament. Dress warmly as the Pageant takes place outside in Fairy Lake Park. Warm up with free hot chocolate while watching the performance presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Town of Newmarket.

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Newmarket Winter Events TIM HORTONS FIRST NIGHT DECEMBER 31, FROM 6 TO 9 P.M. MAGNA CENTRE, 800 MULOCK DRIVE Celebrate New Year’s Eve with us! Enjoy both outdoor and indoor entertainment including free skating and swimming at the Magna Centre from 6 to 9 p.m. then join us outdoors for the grand finale fireworks that start at 9 p.m. This event is proudly presented in partnership with Tim Hortons. Admission is free.

31 DECEMBER

GET ACTIVE THIS WINTER: NEWMARKET ICE LOUNGE OPENING DECEMBER 2 NEWMARKET RIVERWALK COMMONS, 200 DOUG DUNCAN DR. SPONSORED BY JAY MILLER REAL ESTATE The Newmarket Ice Lounge is an outdoor winter lounge with modern furniture and an outdoor TV. The Ice Lounge is the coolest place in Town. Come by and chill with your friends and family this winter!

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Winter Activities in York Region Winter is here and we say, ‘Let it snow!’ because there are so many fun things to do in York Region when the thermometer dives. Whether you enjoy playing outdoors or prefer the great indoors, there are plenty of entertaining things to do and see. We suggest rounding up your friends and checking out some of the awesome outdoor skating facilities. How about ice-skating a nature trail instead of walking on one? At

the Richmond Green Skate Trail in Richmond Hill you can enjoy gliding along a 250 metre loop in a natural setting. With the twinkling lights in the trees and music in the air, this is one outdoor winter activity you will never forget. Many other outdoor rinks are also available. Skate on Too Good pond in Unionville, the rink at Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons, or the Markham Civic Centre rink. Get more details at www.yorkscene.com/ outdoor-skating-in-your-region/ The ROC (Recreational Outdoor Campus) in Georgina is a year round family adventure centre like none other. The tube and terrain park is the most prominent feature of the campus. High speed winter rides are the order of the day on the three lane tubing hill. Adjacent to the tubing run is a terrain park, ski hill and a free tobogganing run. The terrain park has ramps and rails

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Winter Activities in York Region for freestyle skiing or boarding action, while on the ski hill you can challenge the forces of gravity at work. A platform at the top of the hill gives excellent views of Lake Simcoe and surrounding countryside. Ice Fishing Lake Simcoe is the most popular ice fishing destination in Southern Ontario and York Region residents don’t have to go far to go. Once frozen, the lake becomes a temporary village with ice huts, snowmobiles, ATVs, and hundreds of open ice anglers. The lake is so busy on weekends, that you might forget you are on frozen water. Most anglers visit Lake Simcoe for the famous jumbo perch, whitefish and lake trout. You will need a fishing license to fish. Ice hut rentals sell them or purchase one online from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Be sure to check the ice and weather reports before heading out. You can find information at lakesimcoemessageboard.com to be safe, Simcoe is seriously big water! If your idea of a winter sport is shopping, you may want to spend a snowy day popping in and out of the heritage main street shops. I n dulge yo u r self by exploring Kleinburg, Unionville, Markham, Stoufvillle and Newmarket village’s Main Street. At all of them, the collection of shops is highly eclectic and fun to explore. There are also many cafes, bistros and restaurants where you can get a warm lunch and a fresh start. If you just want to pass a chilly day relax-

ing, we suggest warming up by a fireplace with a pint or lunch at one of York Region’s many pubs. The Coach House in Ballantrae is the perfect spot to hit on the way back from ice fishing on Lake Simcoe or after a winter walk at the York Regional Forest. You can also find a cozy fire at The Earl of Whitchurch in Stoufville. The Earl prides itself on using the freshest ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. The Earl hosts brunch on Saturday and Sunday, too with jam sessions on Sunday afternoons. Or if you find yourself visiting the McMichael Canadian Art Collection or the Kortright Centre for Conservation, and want to warm up after taking the time to walk their winter wonderland of trails, let the pleasant smells and the wood-burning fireplace at Longchamps Pub in Kleinburg draw you in. Winter is a great time to get out and do all the things you don’t get around to doing when the weather is nice. There is no need to hide from winter in York Region! Visit yorkscene. com for more winter fun ideas.

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East Gwillimbury Winter Events

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UPPER CANADA CHRISTMAS EAST GWILLIMBURY SPORTS COMPLEX Learn about the traditions of the holiday season, make Victorian paper crafts, learn how to “deck the halls”, sing traditional carols and more! Admission is $10/child (one accompanying adult is free) SEW AWESOME-PET CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS & CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Learn to sew and create great gifts for Christmas at the Holland Landing Public Library. Call: 905-836-6492 for dates and cost. CHRISTMAS CAROL SING DECEMBER 9, STARTING AT 7:00 PM. NORTH UNION COMMUNITY CENTRE Join in the sounds of the season for a joyous Christmas Carol Sing.

GET ACTIVE THIS WINTER PUBLIC SKATING EAST GWILLIMBURY SPORTS COMPLEX, 1914 MOUNT ALBERT ROAD. (905) 478-2241 For More information visit www.eastgwillimbury.ca/skate

Joyfully serving your real estate needs in York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury for 28 years. Call us to find out what your home is worth in todays’ market.

From our family to yours, Mayor Virginia Hackson, Councillors James R. Young, Tara Roy-DiClemente, Marlene Johnston, Joe Persechini, and staff

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Best wishes for the holiday season and a happy new year!

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Georgina Winter Events

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SUTTON SANTA CLAUS PARADE OF LIGHTS STARTING IN JACKSON’S POINT, TRAVELS ALONG DALTON RD. TO HIGH ST. TO SNOOKS AVE. AND ENDS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS STARTING AT 5 P.M.

NEW YEAR’S BASH THE ROC CHALET FROM 5 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. The ROC is the perfect place to ring in the New Year with your family. There will be midway games, live entertainment, special menu items, face painting, noisemaker workstations, kid friendly countdown and hot chocolate toast *Regular tube/lift and chalet prices apply.

CARDBOARD BOX TOBOGGAN RACES THE ROC FROM 12 P.M. TO 3 P.M. Use your imagination and recycle that new refrigerator or TV box to create an awesome toboggan or sled made strictly out of cardboard and other household items. Entrance is FREE for all ages and there are tons of cool prizes to be won.

SNO*FEST THE ROC & GEORGINA PIONEER VILLAGE FROM 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. Georgina’s annual winter carnival features inflatables, games, KidsWorld, giveaways and lots more frosty fun! With live performances and entertainment for the whole family, it’s a snowy event that will warm up your winter. *Regular tube/lift and chalet prices apply.

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Georgina Winter Events SWEETHEART SWIM TUESDAY THE GEORGINA LEISURE POOL FROM 6:45 P.M. TO 8:15 P.M. Bring your sweetheart and they swim for FREE. Family Day Swims Monday, February 20, 2017

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Parent/Child & Lane Swim: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Public Swim: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. *Admission fee/policy applies. March Break Swims; March Break ROC Days; Pool Easter Egg Hunt

4TH ANNUAL SLOPESTYLE COMPETITION THE ROC CHALET FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. Featuring an awesome park setup for both skiers and snowboarders with heaps of prizes and giveaways. Registration opens at 10 a.m. on March 4.

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Eco-friendly gift ideas for ‘green’ giving Giving eco-friendly gifts is now easier than ever before. As more and more people are conscious of reducing their impact on the planet, the demand for environmentally conscious products and services has grown. Choosing earth-friendly gifts is not only generous, but gift-givers also can rest assured they’re doing their part to safeguard natural resources for future generations. The following are some gift ideas for the eco-conscious people on your holiday shopping list. LOCALLY MADE PRODUCTS Locally made products make great holiday gifts. Such gifts are not produced halfway around the world, meaning they don’t contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming like products that need to be flown or driven across the globe. Craft fairs and artisan shops are good sources for locally made gifts, which also are a great way to support businesses in your community. GIFTS OF SERVICE A massage or music or tutoring sessions are examples of gifts of service. These gifts do not require much use of natural resources, and recipients find their personal nature very thoughtful. Gifts of service also can include tasks you do yourself for the gift recipient, rather than paying another person to handle. For example, teach a senior member of your family how to navigate their new smartphone or agree to help them shop for groceries. RECYCLED GOODS When many people think of recycling, they tend to picture piles of discarded plastic bottles, glass jars and aluminum cans. While the end product of many of these recycled pieces is new cans, bottles and jars, recycled materials also can be turned into new and unique pieces. Trivets and

spoon rests made from recycled and melted wine bottles make for clever and attractive gifts. Recycled fire extinguishers have been turned into vases, and you can even find bike parts that have been used to make wind chimes and belts if you know where to shop. NATURAL GIFTS Natural gifts are among the most environmentally friendly ones you can give. Foodies may appreciate an herb-growing kit that enables them to experiment with freshly picked basil or thyme in the kitchen, while tree-growing kits and flower seed packets are nice stocking stuffers for budding gardeners. Offer to purchase a living Christmas tree for a relative, so that he or she can plant the evergreen after the holidays have come and gone. ANTIQUES New, shiny gifts are not the only ones that have appeal. Gifting a sentimental piece of family history is an earth-friendly way to share the holidays. Pass down a cherished piece of jewelry or, if you do not have anything in your own collection, browse antique shops for items that have interesting histories. The holiday season is often a time of excess, but giving doesn’t have to be detrimental to the environment. Givers can seek out earth-friendly gifts and share even more this time of year.

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CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS THE BWG LEISURE CENTRE FROM 6 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. The festive season is finally upon us! Come out for the annual Celebrate Christmas event. The evening will feature a tree lighting ceremony, free photos with Santa, caroling and a free leisure skate session on one of the ice pads. For more information, call 905-775-7529.

FAMILY SATURDAY FROM 5 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. Join the library for an extra special Family Saturday. Trim the Tree! Come out and play games and craft decorations to trim the library’s tree! Special performances by the Bradford Children’s Choir from 12pm-1pm and by the Bradford School of Dance beginning at 1pm. This event is free.

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Bradford Winter Events FAMILY FIRST NIGHT THE BWG LEISURE CENTRE STARTING AT 6 P.M. Families can gather to spend the last hours of 2015 all in one spot at the BWG leisure centre. Tons of fun activities will take place indoors that people of all ages can enjoy. To cap things off, a mini fireworks show will also be featured at the end of the night. For more information, call 905-775-7529.

HOCKEY DAY BUD BROWN PARK IN BOND HEAD FROM 8 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Hockey Day in BWG will be back! Hockey lovers are invited to celebrate Canada’s favourite sport on the outdoor rink to watch teams from the BWG Minor Hockey Association play in a friendly tournament. For more information, visit www.hockeydayinbwg.ca

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Winter Recipes SLOW COOKER MEALS PERFECT FOR WINTER NIGHTS Looking to put a fresh twist on entertaining at home? Set a warm and casual tone by inviting friends and family to enjoy a classic Irish supper that pairs ideally with both light and full-bodied beer. This easy recipe from GoBarley can be prepared the evening before and reheated in the oven, or assembled in the slow cooker in the morning to simmer all day. It features a host of hearty, natural ingredients perfect for a winter meal, including barley – a superfood rich in dietary fibre, vitamins, and antioxidants.

SERVES: 4

DIRECTIONS:

INGREDIENTS:

Add barley, then onion and carrots to slow cooker. Place corned beef on top of vegetables. Pour in beer, broth, and enough water to cover beef by 1 inch (2.5 cm). Add bay leaf.

• 1 cup (250 mL) pot or pearl barley • 1 large onion, cut into thick slices • 3 large carrots, quartered

Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 7 hours or until beef and barley are tender and moist.

• 1 bottle (12 oz/341 mL) beer • 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) low sodium beef broth • 3 cups (750 mL) water (approximately) • 1 bay leaf • 2 lb (1 kg) prepared uncooked corned beef brisket, rinsed

Before serving, in a saucepan over high heat or in the microwave, steam cabbage until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove corned beef from slow cooker and carve into 1/2 inch (1 cm) slices.

• 1 small cabbage, cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) slices

In a small mixing bowl, blend Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and ground pepper.

• 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard

In individual shallow serving bowls, place barley, carrots, and onions. Top with sliced corned beef and cabbage. Serve with sauce to drizzle over corned beef.

• 2 tbsp (30 mL) mayonnaise • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground black pepper NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:

(per serving): Calories: 799, protein: 43 g, carbohydrate: 62 g, fibre: 14 g, sugars: 11 g, fat: 40 g, saturated Fat: 11 g, trans Fat: 0 g, cholesterol: 125 mg, sodium: 3251 mg, potassium: 1401 mg. -News Canada 26

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LEARN THE PERFECT WINE PAIRINGS FOR HOLIDAY FOODS On top of buying presents for everyone and preparing the feast, choosing which wines to serve at your holiday party can be overwhelming. Chances are you don’t have a personal sommelier at your side to suggest pairings with your favourite turkey recipe. Fortunately, Jane Masters, master of wine offers a few simple insider tips for achieving an expert pairing with every meal. For salty appetizers. Sparkling wines pair fairly well with salty dishes, so feel free to serve your favourite with an assortment of hors d’oeuvres. “Good sparkling wines are made in many places, with Prosecco from Italy and Spanish Cava being affordable alternatives to champagne. Other great options are sparkling wines produced in other regions of France, such as Alsace, Burgundy and the Loire,” says Masters. For seafood appetizers. Seafood appetizers like oysters or smoked salmon call for zippy wines, especially when they’re served with tangy dressings. To match that, any Sauvignon Blanc from France or New Zealand should do the trick. You can also go with a lesser-known but equally lively Verdejo from Spain. For turkey. As a white meat, turkey should call for white wine. But its relative neutral taste makes for a blank canvas. So the ideal pairing will mostly depend upon the accompaniments,

especially the sauce. “I think about the flavours, their intensity, and the texture of the dish,” says Masters. “Strong meats and sauces go well with robust red wines while lighter dishes pair better with lighter reds or whites. But there are no hard and fast rules — it comes down to personal tastes and sometimes you can be surprised by unusual combinations.” For dessert. “You can’t go wrong with a classic Port or a Southern French dessert wine like Sauternes or Monbazillac,” Masters recommends. Want to learn more about food and wine pairing? As part of their wine club membership benefits, Opimian offers the services of a wine concierge. Available via phone or email, this wine expert can help with pairing inquiries among other things so you’ll never have to worry about which wine to serve at your next gathering. Find more information at www.opimian.ca. www.newscanada.com

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Christmas Tunes Spread Holiday Spirit Few things can make a person feel as festive as the holiday songs they know and love. Over time certain holiday songs have emerged as favorites. These are the tunes you’re likely to hear played over and over on the radio. Billboard, which tracks the music industry’s most popular songs, compiled its own list of the most popular Christmas songs. The list measures the volume of people who have been exposed to the song on the radio, and is based on ranking rather than exact figures of listeners, and the following are the 10 most popular songs based on those parameters. 10. “Happy Xmas (War is Over),” by John Lennon: This song debuted in 1971 and was written by Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono. Performed with the Harlem Community Choir, the song was originally a protest song about the Vietnam Warm before it eventually became a Christmas standard. 9. “Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24),” by TransSiberian Orchestra: According to Nielsen, this instrumental mash-up of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “Carol of the Bells” is one of the best-selling Christmas digital singles in SoundScan history. A combination of full, classical orchestra and rock, “Christmas Eve” is a memorable and powerful piece of music. 8. “White Christmas,” by Bing Crosby: Crosby crooned this tune in 1942 in the movie of the same name, and Irving Berlin’s song soon became one of the most popular holiday tunes of all time. It has been covered innumerable times and has become a holiday season standard. 7. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” by Andy Williams: This popular Christmas song was written by Edward Pola and George Wyle in 1963. The song celebrates the traditions and feelings of the Christmas season. 6. “Feliz Navidad,” by Jose Feliciano: This Spanish-English pop song is recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors and

Publishers as one of the 25 most-played and recorded Christmas songs around the world. Puerto-Rican born Feliciano has said that the song has always been a bridge to the cultures that are so dear to him. 5. “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” by Burl Ives: This song was written by Johnny Marks, an American songwriter. Ironically, Marks was Jewish, but he specialized in Christmas songs and wrote many of the holiday standards people love, including this upbeat tune and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” 4. “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” by Nat King Cole: Believe it or not, this song was actually written in the summer when composers Bob Wells and Mel Torme were trying to cool off with winter imagery. Snow-covered images and phrases eventually turned into lyrics for this popular song that was most memorably recorded by Nat King Cole. 3. “Jingle Bell Rock,” by Bobby Helms: This song has been performed by many, but Helms’ version of the is perhaps the best known. The song highlights the crossover style known as “rockabilly” and merges the classic “Jingle Bells” with rock n’ roll references of the 1950s. 2. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” by Brenda Lee: Brenda Lee was a chart-topping female vocalist of the 1960s who owes much of her success to this beloved holiday classic. Despite the mature sound of her voice, Lee recorded this version when she was only 13 years old. 1. “All I Want for Christmas is You,” by Mariah Carey: This up-tempo love song has become a Christmas classic and one of Carey’s most popular hits. She cowrote and coproduced the song with Walter Afansieff. It is one of the few, modern, original Christmas songs to stand the test of time and become an official Christmas standard.

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Christmas Carols JINGLE BELLS Dashing through the snow In a one-horse open sleigh, Through the fields we go, Laughing all the way. Bells on bobtail ring, Making spirits bright; What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight. CHORUS Oh! jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way; Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh. Oh! jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way; Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one-horse open sleigh. A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride And soon Miss Fanny Bright Was seated by my side; The horse was lean and lank

Misfortune seemed his lot, We ran into a drifted bank And there we got upsot. CHORUS A day or two ago The story I must tell I went out on the snow And on my back I fell; A gent was riding by In a one-horse open sleigh He laughed at me as I there sprawling laid But quickly drove away. CHORUS Now the ground is white, Go it while you’re young, Take the girls along tonight And sing this sleighing song. Just get a bob-tailed bay, Two-forty as his speed, Hitch him to an open sleigh And crack! You’ll take the lead.

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Have yourself a merry little Christmas; Let your heart be light. From now on, our troubles will be out of sight. Have yourself a merry little Christmas; Make the Yuletide gay. From now on, our troubles will be miles away. Here we are as in the olden days, Happy golden days of yore; Faithful friends who are dear to us Gather near to us once more. Through out the years we all will be together If the Fates allow. Hang a shining star upon the highest bough, And have yourself a merry little Christmas now .

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Christmas Carols JINGLE BELL ROCK Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock, Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring. Snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun, Now the jingle hop has begun. Jingle-bell, jingle-bell, jingle-bell rock Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time. Dancin’ and prancin’ In Jingle Bell Square In the frosty air. What a bright time; it’s the right time To rock the night away. Jingle bell time is a swell time To go glidin’ in a one-horse sleigh. Giddy up jingle horse; Pick up your feet; Jingle around the clock. Mix and mingle in a jinglin’ beat; That’s the jingle-bell, That’s the jingle-bell, That’s the jingle-bell rock.

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IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; Take a look in the five and ten Glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Toys in ev’ry store, But the prettiest sight to see is the holly That will be on your own front door. A pair of hop-a-long boots And a pistol that shoots Is the wish of Barney and Ben; Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk Is the hope of Janice and Jen; And Mom and Dad can hardly wait For school to start again. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, One in the park as well, The sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Soon the bells will start, And the thing that will make them ring Is the carol that you sing Right within your heart.

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Christmas Carols FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy soul, With a corncob pipe and a button nose, And two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the Snowman is a fairy tale they say; He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day. There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found, For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around. Oh! Frosty the Snowman was alive as he could be, And the children say, he could laugh and play, Just the same as you and me. CHORUS: Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, look at Frosty go. Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, over the hills of snow. Frosty the Snowman knew the sun was hot that day. So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have some fun, now before I melt away.” Down to the village with a broomstick in his hand. Running here and there, all around the square, Saying, “Catch me if you can.” He led them down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop. And he only paused a moment when he heard him holler, “Stop!” For Frosty the Snowman had to hurry on his way, But he waved goodbye, sayin’ “Don’t you cry, I’ll be back again some day!” CHORUS:

GOOD KING WENCESLAS Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even. Brightly shone the moon that night, Though the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, Gath’ring winter fuel. “Hither, page, and stand by me, If thou know’st it, telling, Yonder peasant, who is he? Where and what his dwelling?”

“Sire, he lives a good league hence, Underneath the mountain; Right against the forest fence, By Saint Agnes’ fountain.” “Bring me flesh and bring me wine, Bring me pine logs hither; Thou and I will see him dine, When we bear them thither. ”Page and monarch forth they went, Forth they went together, Through the rude wind’s wild lament, And the bitter weather.

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Christmas Carols HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING Hark! The herald angels sing! “Glory to the newborn King, Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled. ”Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th’angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem!” CHORUS Hark, the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King. ”Christ, by highest heav’n adored; Christ, the everlasting Lord! Late in time behold Him come, Offspring of a Virgin’s womb.Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail the incarnate Diety,

Pleased as Man with man to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel! CHORUS Hark, the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King. ”Hail the heav’n born Prince of Peace! Hail the son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings Ris’n with healing in his wings. Mild, He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth. CHORUS Hark, the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus Right down Santa Claus Lane. Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer Are pulling on the rein. Bells are ringing, children singing; All is merry and bright. Hang your stockings and say your pray’rs, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight. Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus Right down Santa Claus Lane. He’s got a bag that is filled with toys For the boys and girls again. 32

Hear those sleighbells jinglejangle, What a beautiful sight. Jump in bed, cover up your head, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight. Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus Right down Santa Claus Lane, He’ll come around When the chimes ring out; Then it’s Christmas morn again. Peace on Earth will come to all If you just follow the light Let’s give thanks to the Lord above, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight. Christmas

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Christmas Carols SLEIGH RIDE Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, Ring-ting tingling too; Come on, it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you. Outside, the snow is falling And friends are calling “Yoohoo”; Come on, it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you. Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap, le’ts go; Let’s look at the show; We’re riding in a wonderland of snow. Giddy yap, giddy yap, giddy yap, it’s grand. Just holding your hand; We’re gliding along with a song of a wintery fairyland. Our cheeks are nice and rosy, And comfy cozy are we; We’re snuggled up together Like two birds of a feather would be. Let’s take that road before us And sing a chorus or two; Come on it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you. Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, Ring-ting tingling, too; Come on it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you.

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Christmas Carols DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? Said the night wind to the little lamb, “Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky, little lamb, Do you see what I see? A star, a star, dancing in the night With a tail as big as a kite, With a tail as big as a kite.” S aid the little lamb to the shepherd boy, “Do you hear what I hear? Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy, Do you hear what I hear? A song, a song high above the trees With a voice as big as the the sea, With a voice as big as the the sea.” Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king, “Do you know what I know? In your palace warm, mighty king, Do you know what I know? A Child, a Child shivers in the cold-Let us bring him silver and gold, Let us bring him silver and gold.” Said the king to the people everywhere, “Listen to what I say! Pray for peace, people, everywhere, Listen to what I say! The Child, the Child sleeping in the night He will bring us goodness and light, He will bring us goodness and light.”

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THE CHRISTMAS SONG Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, And folks dressed up like Eskimos. Ev’rybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe Help to make the season bright. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow Will find it hard to sleep tonight. They know that Santa’s on his way, He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh. And ev’ry mother’s child is gonna spy To see if reindeer really know how to fly. And so, I’m offering this simple phrase To kids from one to ninety-two, Altho’ it’s been said many times, many ways ... “Merry Christmas to you”.

DECK THE HALLS Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. `Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la. Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la la la la la la. Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la la la la la. See the blazing Yule before us, Fa la la la la la la la la. Strike the harp and join the chorus, Fa la la la la la la la la. Follow me in merry measure, Fa la la la la la la la la. While I tell of Yuletide treasure, Fa la la la la la la la la.

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Christmas Carols LET IT SNOW!

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful, And since we’ve no place to go, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! It doesn’t show signs of stopping, And I brought some corn for popping; The lights are turned way down low. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! When we finally kiss goodnight, How I’ll hate going out in the storm; But if you’ll really hold me tight, All the way home I’ll be warm. The fire is slowly dying, And my dear, we’re still goodbyeing, But as long as you love me so, Let it snow, let it snow, Let it snow!

Come, they told me, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum A new-born King to see; Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum Our finest gifts we bring Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum To lay before the King, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum So to honor Him Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum When we come. Little Baby, Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum I am a poor boy too; Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum I have no gift to bring Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum That’s fit to give our King. Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum Shall I play for You Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum On my drum? Mary nodded; Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum The ox and lamb kept time; Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum I played my drum for Him; Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum I played my best for Him Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum He smiled at me Pa-rum-pum-pum-pum Rum-pum-pum-pum, Rum-pum-pum-pum Me and my drum.

JOY TO THE WORLD Joy to the world! The Lord has come: Let earth receive Her King. Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, heaven and nature sing. Joy to the earth! The Saviour reigns: Let men their songs employ, While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains, Repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love, & wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders of his love.

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