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					                      BURPEE & MILLS NEWSLETTER
                                                                                   January 2011



Golden Age Club:
       The Golden Age Club will have a meeting on Thursday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m. at
the Community Centre. New members are encouraged to attend. A membership fee of just one
loonie will be collected. If you do not plan to attend, but want to buy a membership, please
contact Secretary/Treasurer Seija Bailey at 282-8108.

Recreation Committee Meet & Greet:
        Residents are invited to join fellow volunteers for a Meet & Greet at the Bayfield
Restaurant on Sunday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. (Please note date change.) Bring your ideas
for events you would like to participate in. If you have new ideas, the Recreation Committee is
interested in finding out about them. Your input is much appreciated. Finger foods will be
provided.
        There will not be a Recreation Committee meeting on Wed. Jan.26 as reported in the
December Newsletter. A short meeting will follow the Meet and Greet.

Curling Funspiel:
               The annual Burpee Mills Funspiel is scheduled for Saturday, February 26 at the
Gore Bay Curling rink. Those who sign up to curl will be placed on teams and will be contacted
regarding game times. Curlers are requested to wear clean shoes suitable for use on the ice. Cost
to curl including supper is $15 per person plus a dish. Supper will begin at 6:00 p.m., after all
games are over. Spectators who do not wish to curl are encouraged to come out to watch and
then join everyone for dinner at a cost of $5 per person plus a dish. To sign up, call Tammi
Middleton at 282-2532.

Fitness Centre Report:
        Now is a good time to keep that resolution to get in shape. Both residents of Burpee &
Mills Township, as well as non-residents, are welcome to join the Fitness Centre. The gym, now
freshly painted to create an energizing atmosphere, is equipped with a variety of cardio
equipment for your workout enjoyment.
        Monthly fees are $10 for students under 18, $10 for seniors 60 and over, $15 for residents
and $20 for non-residents. Visitors may use the gym for $3 a day or $5 for one week. The gym
is open Monday through Thusday during regular office hours. Gym rules require two persons to
be present when working out. The Fitness Centre is supervised by volunteers in the evenings on
Monday through Thursday from 7:00 – 9:00 p;.m. and on Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30
p.m. ( The gym is always closed on holiday Mondays.)
Fire Team Report:
        Cooking fires were responsible for the deaths of three people and the serious injury of two more
last month in Ontario. Because these fires were easily preventable, residents are urged to stay in the
kitchen when cooking. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of residential fires in Ontario.
Important steps to prevent cooking fires include:
    Stay in the kitchen while you cook, particularly if you are using oil or high temperatures. If you
    must leave for any reason, turn off the stove.
    Keep combustible items such as cooking utensils and paper towels a safe distance from your
    stove. They can easily ignite if they are too close to a burner.
    Keep a tight-fitting lid near the stove when cooking. If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the
    pot and turn off the stove.
    Drink responsibly and keep an eye on those who do not. Excessive alcohol use often is a
    contributing factor in many residential fires.

The Fire Team will have a practice on Thursday, January 20th at 1900 hours.

Council Report:
      The next meeting of council will be on Monday, February 7th at 7:30 p.m.




 New council: Lyle Honess, Jeff Bailey, Reeve Ken Noland, Pentti Palonen and Wayne Bailey




                                  Happy New Year

				
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