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June 10, 2009 Volume 5, Issue 11 Federal and provincial funding for town’s new recreational campus Peter Van Loan brought on 150 acres of property sur- home the bacon on Sunday rounding the civic centre start- afternoon, June 7, when he ing at Baseline Road in the presented a cheque for south and running north along $4,736,548.00 to Mayor Civic Centre Road. Rob Grossi. The funds rep- “Believe me, it hasn’t been resent the federal govern- easy,” said Mayor Grossi. “But ment’s share of a $14.2 today, we embark on a new journey thanks to a commitment million Multi-Season Out- from our partners at the federal door Recreation Campus and provincial governments planned for the Georgina through the Building Canada Civic Centre. The provin- fund,” he said. “I know it has cial Liberal government been difficult over the years but matched the federal grant this is truly going to be a mag- and the Town of Georgina nificent facility. I can’t wait will provide the balance. until I come driving along Civic Centre Rd. on a February eve- “It (the proposed facility) ning and see people enjoying has been a subject of great (Left to Right) Ross Jamieson, Ward 2 Councilor, Peter Van Loan, every aspect of these debate in this town for a MP York Simcoe, Mayor Rob Grossi, Margaret Jordan Clark, Coun- grounds...and I look forward to long time and I am very cilor Ward 1, Julia Munro, MPP, Danny Wheeler, Regional Coun- having you push me down the pleased that it is now going cilor/Deputy Mayor, Ken Hackenbrook, Ward 4. hill as many times as you to be happening. One of the want.” reasons it is getting funded is because the ponds, splash pads, town is ready,” Mr. Van Loan said. “This tennis and basketball should be perhaps the finest outdoor rec- courts, an artifical skat- reation facility in all of the greater Toronto ing rink, skiing and area,” said Mr. Van Loan. snowboarding areas Scheduled to begin this summer, the com- with ski tows and na- plex will include a tube and terrain park, a ture trails. rock climbing course, a BMX park, picnic With “Mount Grossi” as areas with shelters, new baseball and soc- its centre piece, the cer fields, a chalet with banquet facilities, facility will be located Ready and Waiting for YOU!! — Pefferlaw Riverfront — $254,900.00 What a beauty! Just move right into this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Situated on a cul-de-sac in the front and a shop and the river right at your backyard. All the work has been done—from the new front deck, the open concept custom kitchen and island, the sunken living room and the foyer that’s 15’x14’. Crown moulding almost everywhere! Call me for ALL the details and to see this gem! Call Teresa at (905) 722-3211 Sales Representative Or you can visit www.teresamillar.com Teresa Millar Not intended to solicit sellers or buyers currently under contract 2 Letter to the Editor Consequences of Sunday hunting Georgina Council must have multitude of ten acre lots or less, been asleep when they approved in rural countryside, too popu- the Sunday hunting by-law lated to ignore the possibility of within our township. Understand- “shot or a bullet passing over the ing the fabric of land uses in boundary” of permitted zones Georgina should have been a into no hunting zones. Further- prerequisite for such a disturbing more, 10 acres is not a sufficient motion. I’m hearing from resi- range buffer for a stray bullet or dents in our rural zones who find cross-bow bolt next to a rural council’s action in approving this residence on that lot. by-law to be absolutely unforgiv- If you ask the town for the map able. Only one council member defining the “permissible hunting that I know of has to put up with zone” you will be confronted the effects of this decision, while with a coloured map displaying the rest can slumber away in over 80% of our landscape within quiet solitude on city streets the permissible shooting area! oblivious to the gunshots, tres- Some of these zones which allow pass and danger promoted by bow hunting, and cross-bow some hunters who carry around hunting, run right up against your firearms, bows, or cross-bows. back yards all along the popu- It’s downright easy to pass by- lated zones in Eastbourne, Island laws when you know you are not Grove, and Willow Beach. going to be affected by the results A cross-bow bolt for instance has of your decision, isn’t it? almost the penetrating power of a In particular, I am personally fed high velocity slug, traveling si- up with chasing hunters off my lently at 350 feet per second forest acreage, which is signed to within 40 – 50 yards killing zone, the limit with red markers and often capable of metal-piercing. “no hunting” signs. In actual fact, If you think that is less dangerous our ill-planned By-law “to pro- than a lead slug, think again. The hibit and regulate the discharge hunters can be within 120 feet of guns or other firearms”, (40-50 yards killing zone) of amended by By-Law 94-150 your back yard and be life- (PWE 1) approved on November threatening. If the deer are too 3, 1994, is so badly constructed prolific for highway safety, and that it will allow the discharge of that’s the reason for such hunting firearms across the street from liberty, then the Town should Zehrs and MacDonalds on only open the hunting to profes- Woodbine Avenue. Common sional hunters, supervised by sense would have confined hunt- Ministry of Natural Resources ing and firearm discharge to one Conservation Officers, to assure concession east of Woodbine public safety, and proper separa- with the development of new tion from rural residents. plazas, super stores and throngs A typical countryside rural road of people. That’s only ¾ mile in Georgina can hold as many as separation, and as I point out a dozen or so residences, none later, a .22 caliber slug will travel separated one from the other 1-1/2 mile with the right trajec- more than a quarter mile. That tory. I wonder how many resi- puts all the residences in the pos- dents would react accordingly if sibility of harm’s way in hunting they knew this! season. It’s very sad in York Well, now they know. Region that a person has to worry When I was a cadet trained in the about their children or their pets 48th regiment 50 years ago, we in rural Georgina, not knowing knew firmly that a .22 long-rifle where the next crossbow bolt, firearm was dangerous within lead slug, or bird shot is coming one and ½ miles of a residence, from. And now with Sunday in fact that range was written on hunting we have not one day of every box of cartridges. Council relief from the hunting threat. As should have been aware of this homeowners in Georgina we precautionary advice. need better stewardship from our The result of such a poor decision council elected to keep us safe. is worsened by an inadequate We need a better By-law to regu- regulation that needs scrutiny, late the discharge of firearms, upgrading, and enforcement. bows, and cross-bows. Again, one has to consider the sanity of allowing the discharge John Hicks of rifles, shotguns, bows and Keswick crossbows in a township with a 3 Sutton Legion receives Fire Safety Award After years of working in part- the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire nership with the Georgina Fire Safety Council at an awards Department to help purchase luncheon at the Sutton Place fire safety awareness materials Hotel in Toronto on June 3. and equipment, the Sutton Le- One of 20 recipients to receive gion Branch 356 was presented the award in Ontario which with a Fire Safety Award from recognizes outstanding contri- butions to fire protec- tion and preven- tion, The Sutton Legion was rec- ognized for pro- viding funding for a va- riety of programs for chil- (L to R) Patrick Burke, Fire Marshall of Ontario; dren Dave Levac, Parliamentary Assistant; Doug La Ro- within chelle, President of Sutton Legion Branch 356; John the com- Gooderham, Sutton Legion Member; Taunya Zabiel- munity. ski, Georgina Fire Department; Bill O’Neill, Chief, In par- Georgina Fire Department. ticular, their sup- port helped the Georgina Fire Department purchase a new puppet stage and puppets for Publisher/Editor their program geared to pre- Karen Wolfe school to Grade 2 students. In (705) 437-1216 addition to the puppet show firstname.lastname@example.org materials, the Legion also con- Advertising Sales & Inquiries tributed funds to help purchase Karen Wolfe the injury prevention program (705) 437-1216 Risk Watch for all Georgina email@example.com Distribution Inquiries schools. In the past, other re- The Pefferlaw Post Offices sources from the Legion have 17 Otter Cove helped to buy a ‘Sparky’ outfit, Pefferlaw, Ontario vehicle extrication and water/ L0E 1N0 ice rescue equipment for the (705) 437-1216 fire department. www.thepefferlawpost.com “Children in the community The Pefferlaw Post publishes on the greatly benefit from these fi- 10th and 24th of every month nancial contributions,” said (except December 24) and is distrib- Ontario Fire Marshal Pat uted throughout Georgina and be- Burke. “It means that they will yond. The contents of this publica- be taught fire safety and injury tion are protected by copyright and may only be used for personal and prevention from the most rele- non-commercial use. The Pefferlaw vant and reliable resources, in Post accepts no responsibility for addition ot the support from claims made for any product or their local fire department and service reported or advertised. teachers.” 4 Who-dunit dinner theatre in Egypt Guests attending the Georgina Public Li- braries Mystery Din- ner Theatre at the Egypt Hall on Satur- day evening, June 6 had fun playing ama- teur detectives when they tried to identify the murderer of two victims during a staged soap opera awards ceremony. Over 90 guests attended the mystery din- The event was in sup- ner theatre at the Egypt Hall on Saturday. port of the library’s efforts to foster a love of read- ing through their “One Book— One Community” reading pro- gram. This year the program is featuring the literary works of Canadian author Louise Penny. Later this summer participants will be invited go geocaching and follow the clues in her novel ‘Still Life’ to find a mys- tery object hidden somewhere in Georgina using a GPS sys- tem. The library will conclude the Joseph Dunphy (left) and Greg program with an author visit Kearl (right) remove the body and book signing at the Kes- of murder victim Bobo, played wick Library in October. by Mike Vitorovich. Ten Georgina Idol finalists chosen Congratulations to the 29 contestants who audi- tioned for the Georgina Idol competition at the Stephen Leacock Centre on Sunday, June 7. Judges had a difficult job choosing the top 10 final- ists who will go on to compete in the Idol com- petition at the Sutton Fair this summer. “There is so much talent in Georgina, we easily could have had a few more,” said event organ- One of 10 Georgina Idol finalists, izer, Tammi Roberts. Stephen Hounam, 17, from Keswick. The finalists are: Keswick; Lea Sanders, 15 from Lauren Blanchard, 17, from Keswick, Ilana Staniscia, 18, Keswick; Stephen Hounam, 17, from Pefferlaw; Cameron from Keswick; Carissa Kaye, Wasson, 16, from Keswick; 16, from Keswick; Cindy Gwen Williams, 15 from Pef- Lanau, 14, from Keswick, ferlaw; and Ashley Zimmers- Katherine Richard, 17 from mann, 15, from Roches Point. 5 Third Annual Blue Bridge Festival This year, the Blue Bridge Festival, billed as “a new dream on our river of cul- ture”, expanded its reach beyond Georgina to include venues in Newmarket and Unionville. The premier event for the 3- day music, poetry and song festival was staged at the Briars Resort on Friday, June 5. An eclectic group of performers, including the Ardeleana Trio, Magoo, Ed Winacott, Patricia Keeney, Randi Helmers and many others entertained a packed house with ‘Songs of Hope from Times of Despair’. Karyn Stone (top centre) enjoys MP Peter Van Loan was an entertaining afternoon at the also in attendance to hand Jackson’s Point band shell on artistic Director Brenda Saturday, June 6, with Victoria Muller a $24,000 cheque to Doyle (left) and Sarah Stone help support the festival. (right). Randi Helmers, playing the uku- lele, performs with husband Rob Clutton at the Jackson’s Point band shell and was one of five perform- ances staged at that venue on Saturday after- noon. The Ardeleana Trio at the Briars Resort and Spa. On piano, Catherine Maguire, Dawn Mobbs the flutist and Brenda Muller on the cello. 6 Tennyson Tidbits Ooops! It seems a typographical error was Susan Griffith who will celebrate her spe- German shepherd had been stolen from her missed in the last issue when I identified cial day on June 14. Have a good one back yard. A “nasty” note was left by the Sylvia Lents as the new owner of the Susan! dog nappers and she would desperately like Udora General Store in a photo. Her name the puppy returned. If you have any ideas was incorrectly spelled “Sylva”. I apolo- The family and friends of Arnie Hall are for Erica, please give her a call at (705) gize for the error and any inconvenience wishing him a fantastic day on June 5 when 437-2867. this may have caused. Arnie celebrates his birthday. Happy Birth- day Arnie! We extend our sincere condolences to the Happy Birthday to Janice Allen who cele- family, friends and neighbours of Holmes brates her special day on June 19. Best Over 100 family and friends gathered at the Point Rd. resident Doug Gibson who died Wishes from Jane, Ken and family. Port Bolster Hall on Saturday, May 23 to suddenly on Wednesday, May 24. Doug wish Howie Leslie a Happy 60th Birthday. was a loyal reader of the Pefferlaw Post The parents and family of Carolyn Halla- Well wishers report that “a good time was and frequently passed along interesting day in Udora are very proud of her deci- had by all!” Cheers Howie! tidbits of information and story ideas. He sion to attend the interior design program at will be sadly missed. Georgian College and would like to con- Congratulations are extended to Shannel gratulate her as she graduates. Noseworthy from her grandparents as she We also send our sincere condolences out prepares to graduate from Grade 12. Best to the family and friends of Jason Walsh Happy Birthday greetings are passed along wishes for the future, Shannel. who passed away suddenly on May 17 at to Melissa Kortko who will celebrate her birthday on June 11. Cheers Melissa! Erica Lloyd was very upset when she dis- Toronto General Hospital. He will be sadly missed by his children, partner, family and And Happy Birthday wishes also go out to covered her three-month old, pure-bred friends. Second annual Kidfest in Keswick Mystery photo of The kids and their families were out in Wilfrid resident full force on Saturday, May 30 as the Geor- This artist’s gina Ice Palace played sketch was host to the 2nd An- discovered in nual Georgina Cares the wall of the Kidfest. white house Designed to provide across from the some fun for kids and church in families while show- Wilfrid by casing the services James Turcott and programs that are in 2000. The available for young house was people and their fami- originally lies, the event at- owned by the Ways who settled there tracted in excess of in 1820. Dorothy Shier is anxious to 400 Georgina fami- (Left Photo) Brooke Pardoe-Malcolm, 3, from Keswick. (Top find out if anyone recognizes the man lies, reported event Right) Brenner, 4, from Keswick. (Bottom Right) Vanessa pictured here. If so, please call her at organizer Jennifer Eaves, 2, from Keswick. (705) 437-1358. Anderson. 7 Watch out for unscrupulous pavers Let me tell you a story… about it” as it would never be One of Georgina’s honoured noticed once she began driv- seniors answered a knock on ing on it. her door recently and was “How much do I owe you?” greeted by a young man in his she asked. 30s, wearing a white T-shirt “$7,400.00”, came the ac- and sporting a very heavy cented reply. British accent. She was shocked and “I nearly The man explained that he was died right there on the veran- doing some paving in the area dah,” she says. and wanted to know if she Her reaction was obviously would like her already paved felt by the contractor and so he driveway “topped up” with the agreed to accept $7,000 for the material he had left over. job. “How much?”, our trusting Our senior lives alone after senior asked. losing her husband of 48 years “$3.85 a square foot”, the just over a year ago. paver replied. “I didn’t know what to do, so I Expecting that a “top up” of wrote him a cheque for left over asphalt would not $7,000,” she said. cost more than $1,500 to Shortly thereafter, at the urg- $2,000 to do her driveway, our ing of her nephew, the police widowed senior told the man were called and a stop pay- to go ahead. A neighbour was ment on her cheque was is- visiting at the time, who is sued. Her neighbour also also a senior, and agreed to stopped payment on his have his driveway done at the cheque. same time. A local paver was invited to The so-called ‘finished edges’ of asphalt entering the garage of our senior’s home. Within two hours, three trucks inspect the job and he con- arrived and started dumping firmed it was a shoddy job and asphalt into our senior’s and well over-priced. Telephone her neighbour’s driveways and quotes from other pavers sug- men began rolling it out, gest that $2.00 per square foot hither and yon, using small, is more in line with the going three foot wide rollers. rates. When the job was finished, “I think people should be our senior questioned the qual- made aware of this guy so ity of the workmanship when they don’t have to go through she noticed unfinished edges, what I did,” says our relieved uneven patches and a cross- senior. hatched pattern of asphalt And so, the moral of our story throughout her driveway. is BEWARE! She was told “not to worry 8 Lake Simcoe Protection Plan now in effect—or is it? By Karen Wolfe, Editor The long-awaited Lake Simcoe Protection known is that all existing systems within environmental impacts of boating and other Plan was released on June 2, 2009 and pro- 100 metres of any shoreline that impacts recreational activities and they will be look- vides some detail on how the province is Lake Simcoe will need to be inspected. ing at lake access issues such as the quality going to fix Lake Simcoe’s problems. It is also known that the Ontario Building of sites, affordability and parking. The Plan discusses the ecological health of Code will incorporate new standards for The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Lake Simcoe and its watershed (which in- septic systems but it is not known what Authority has put out a press release stating cludes rivers and streams flowing into it) those standards will be. their support for the plan and they have and delivers a number of policies which We also know that any system that doesn’t been named as one of the lead agencies address aquatic life, water quality and quan- meet those standards will have to be up- involved in implementing it. tity, shorelines, invasive species, climate graded. Environmental Defense, a lobby group that change and recreational activities. Another unknown is how the re-inspection has criticized “loopholes” that will allow Many of these policies require various pro- regulations will impact systems on Geor- the Big Bay Point development in Barrie to vincial ministries to conduct further re- gina Island since, as the home of a First move forward, has gone on record saying search and work to develop regulations that Nations band, it falls under federal jurisdic- they are “generally pleased” with the Lake could come into play within one to six tion. Simcoe Protection Plan with the exception years. The plan also directs the Lake Simcoe Re- of the loophole. So, there is a whole lot more to come before gion Conservation Authority to work in The multi-million dollar question in all of we know exactly what changes are in store collaboration with other partners to develop this is the cost and right now, outside of the for us. and complete subwatershed evaluations so $20 million the province committed last For example, the section of the plan that the plan can be tailored to address priority year, no one seems willing to put a dollar deals with private septic systems says that subwatersheds and their immediate needs. figure on how much money will be needed within one year, two ministries will col- This is to be done within five years. to deliver on all of the plan’s strategies de- laborate to come up with a proposed regula- Another example deals with recreational signed to reduce phosphorus loadings from tion for required inspections and re- activities. 77 tonnes per year to a target of 44 tonnes inspections. As a result, it is still unknown A policy in the plan gives the province one per year. The only answer given so far is how often existing systems will have to be year to collaborate with municipalities, the “the funding approach to support the imple- inspected or who will be responsible for recreation and tourism industry and related mentation of the Plan is based on partner- conducting the inspections, although it is associations to develop a multi-seasonal ships, where no one organization will have almost certain that the municipalities will recreational strategy. In order to come up to bear the burden of all costs.” have some role to play there. What is with a strategy they will be considering the I suspect that means you and me, partner. 9 3-S GoKarts plays host to Indy recognized racing series Attracting more than 10,000 visitors in receiving parking tickets total from all over Ontario, Quebec and the along Park Rd. which U.S., the first two go-kart races of the upset both vehicle owners Brian Stewart Racing Karting Champion- and the Chiovittis. ship Series (BSRKC) were staged at 3-S “When this race is held in GoKarts on Park Rd. in Sutton on May 22 Barrie, they welcome us,” to 24 and June 5 to 7. 3-S GoKarts is the said Ms. Chiovitti, “but home track for the Simcoe Kart Club and here we get ticketed.” sports a 1000 metre professional track. Her neighbour helped her Over 300 drivers registered in 16 race cate- avoid similar problems on gories for both races and competed to take the June 5 weekend by home the checkered flag and top scoring allowing overflow park- points in their division. The BSRKC series ing on her property. is a six-race competition that is officially Winners of Race 1 on recognized by the Indy Racing League. May 22-24 were: 3-S GoKarts in Sutton was the venue for the first and sec- The driver with the most points at the end Taylor Wassink-Cadet; ond races of the six-race Brian Stewart Racing Karting of the series in September wins the Stewart Clay Van Eerd-Novice; Championship Series. Cup and cash prizes. Grant Quinlan-Junior Lynda and Enzo Chiovitti, owners of 3-S Lite; Cory Cacciavillani-Junior Heavy; lor Wasink-Novice; Scott Nagel, Junior GoKarts in Sutton since 1979, have held Jonathan Treadwell-Senior Lite; T.J. Mar- Medium; Tyler Ripini-Rotax Micro Max/ BSRKC races since 2006 at their track. shall-Senior Heavy; Jake Collision- Novice TAG; Grant Quinlan-Rotax Mini 3-S GoKarts was originally scheduled to Masters; Mark Stehle-Rotax Max/TAG; Max; Garett Grist-Rotax Junior; Lorenzo host only the first race of the series on May Garett Grist-Junior/TAG; Cory Cacciavil- Mandarino-Rotax Max Senior; Darren 22, but Ms. Chiovitti said problems with lani-Junior Medium; Ryan Mohan-Rotax White-Rotax DD2; Zach Meyers-ICC; the second race venue in Hamilton meant Micro Max/Novice TAG; Grant Quinlan- Clay Van Eer-Novice; Scott Nagel-Junior the June 5 weekend races had to be relo- Rotax Mini Max; Spencer Todd-Rotax Jun- Lite; Tristan Gill-Junior Heavy; Marco cated to Sutton at the last minute. ior; Marco DiLeo-Rotax Max; Darren Dileo-Senior Lite; TJ Marshal-Senior Issues around overflow parking on the White-Rotax DD2; Zach Meyers-ICC. Heavy; Jake Collison-Masters. May 22 weekend saw out-of-town visitors Winners of Race 2 on June 5-7 were: Tay- 10 Georgina plays host to six University of Toronto medical students A strong sense of community to Toronto and its community and beautiful natural features spirit. are two of the lasting impres- “Here you meet people on so sions of Georgina that six Uni- many different fronts which versity of Toronto medical really helps to build that com- students will take away with munity atmosphere,” he said. them after spending Rural Medical Week touring the town and working with local health care profes- sionals. Rural Medical Week is an elective course for first and second year medical students which requires them to visit a rural centre L to R: Karen Rose-Wilson, Susanna of their choice to Zachara, Chris Gilchrist, Matt Orava, gain experience and Stephano Chung and Phil Xu Zhang re- insight into rural lax during a BBQ hosted by Bob and communities. Mary Pollock in Island Grove. Second-year student Karen Rose-Wilson said her decision to come to Georgina was based on recom- mendations made by other U of T students who had visited Georgina in previous years. Chris Gilchrist, a (L to R) First year U of T medical student second year student, Chris Gilchrist spent a morning with Dr. said he was attracted Andrew Stapleton and Dr. John Hall in to Georgina because their High St. office in Sutton. of its close proximity John Sibbald receives signed photo During the Blue Bridge Festival Gans presented John Sibbald performance at the Briars Re- with the first in a series of sort on Friday, June 5, profes- signed and framed copies of the sional photographer Gabi von Red Barn Theatre, as it was before it succumbed to a fire earlier this year. The numbered photo- graphs will be avail- able for sale as part of a fund-raising venture to re-build the Red Barn Thea- tre. For information, con- tact Gabi von Gans (905) 722-0189. 11 Cryderman’s Chronicles I heard from Shirley Woods, June is Seniors’ Month and I the Executive Director of Jeri- would like to acknowledge the cho Youth Services, that the contributions and dedication of youth dance at the Georgina our local seniors. Everywhere I Ice Palace on Friday, May 22 go I see them helping out in a was a huge success. Shirley volunteer capacity and giving says more than 300 young freely of their time. Their ex- people between the ages of 9 perience, vitality and goodwill and 13 attended. are assets to our community and can never be overesti- Dr. Elizabeth McLean has mated. returned from a trip to Malawi Diane and Gord Josie of the in Africa where she partici- Lake Simcoe Arms in Jack- pated in a Rotary Club pro- son’s Pt. celebrated their com- gram to build a day care cen- bined “140th” birdays on Sat- tre. She stayed in a small vil- urday, June 6 with their family lage inhabited predominately and friends. Entertainment was by women who suffered from provided by their talented the AIDS virus and she was grandchildren and Cameron impressed by their determina- Caton. Cheers Diane & Gord. tion and courage. After work- ing on the day care centre We welcome home Helga painting and helping with the Brown, Ruth Mahony and construction, she traveled to Mary Schofied from a recent Cape Town in South Africa trip to Europe. We are happy for a holiday. to have you back home and it seems Mary’s cat, Miss Kitty, is certainly delighted. Three local women make breast cancer a family affair Dawn Sondrup’s mother and retail outlets in an effort to raise Lynne Lester’s sister is a six- enough money to meet their year breast cancer survivor. minimum target so they can all And, Tammy Agnew lost her participate in the walk. aunt to breast cancer but cele- To date, they’ve raised $4,000. brates her mother-in-law as a On Saturday, June 13, Team breast cancer survivor. Athena is hosting a fundraising These three women—Dawn, “Washer Tournament” at 16 Lynne and Tammy—have Otter Cove in Pefferlaw to help joined together, in support of them reach their goal. their family members and the The game of “washers” is simi- one in eight women who are lar in nature to a game of horse diagnosed with this disease shoes. Instead of a horseshoe, a every year, to participate in the 3-inch in diameter metal washer two-day, 60k Weekend to End is thrown into a wooden box Breast Cancer Walkathon on containing a piece of pipe. A September 12 and 13. washer that successfully lands This team of three, called Team inside the pipe receives three Dr. David Sadler Athena, must first raise a mini- points. mum of $6,000 as an entrance Teams of two can register for fee. As a result, they have been the tournament at 12:30 p.m. busy over the past few months and the entrance fee of $40 conducting bottle drives, mak- includes lunch. Games begin at ing ribbons and message hold- 1:00 p.m. sharp. Interested par- ers from paperclips and fund- ties should RSVP to Dawn at raising weekends outside local (705) 437-4354. 12 Briars adds biodynamic Belvedere showcases top Canadian blues artists wines to VQA offering Fresh from an electric performance by always been very popular here,” she says Juno awarding-winning blues guitarist/ Past reviews of Mr. Rotundo and his mu- Taking organic wine certification one singer and songwriter, Jack de Keyzer on sic describe him as a musician that com- step further, The Briars Resort is one of May 30, the Belvedere has secured the mits himself to each song like it is the last a handful of Canadian establishments talents of three other top Canadian blues thing he might ever do in his life. chosen to include Canada’s first artists for a blues blowout on Friday, July Enrico Crivellaro, a celebrity blues guitar- “biodynamic” wine to their list of wine 3. ist in his own right, shares the limelight offerings. Individually, David Rotundo, Enrico with Rotundo and has collaborated with The 2008 Cabernet Rosé from Crivellaro and Jerome Godboo are billed him in the past on his critically acclaimed Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara-on- as the most respected blues artists in the album ‘Blues Ignited’. He has shared the the-Lake is the product of a holistic business. But billed together, it is ex- stage with likes of blues giants such as farming approach that recognizes the pected they will create a blues explosion John Lee Hooker, B.B.King and Mose vineyard as a self-sustaining ecosystem few have ever seen before, says Belvedere Allison and has won numerous interna- that is based on understanding the business owner Nicole Beaudrow. tional awards for his explosive guitar relationship among the soil, plants, “We are promoting it as the ‘You Ain’t style. animals and energy forces such as lunar Seen \Nothing Like This’ event. Word has Rounding out the trio is Jerome Godboo, and planetary cycles. already started to get out and the tickets a harpist that has been described as ‘a Considered an environmental milestone are really moving fast,” she said. giant on the music scene in Canada’. He in wine making, biodynamic wine David Rotundo is no stranger to Peffer- has released 12 albums and recorded and products are said to exhibit stronger, law, the Belvedere Cookhouse and Saloon toured with the Phantoms, Alannah clearer, more vibrant tastes. The wines nor to his fans here. Myles, Dutch Mason, Jeff Healey, Ronnie are produced by high-end, high-profile Ms. Beaudrow says she keeps bringing Hawkins, Jack de Keyzer to name a few. wine producers. Rotundo back to the Belvie because his “Both David and Jerome are brilliant The 2008 Cabernet Rosé will be talent and his music represent the best that harpists,” said Ms. Beaudrow. “Between available in The Briars’ Dining Room Canadian blues has to offer and Pefferlaw them they have probably received almost and Drinkwaters Lounge for a limited area residents appreciate having this cali- every possible industry recognition out time and the wine is not available bre of talent so close to home. there.” Tickets for this blues extravaganza through the LCBO. “David is a superb blues artist and he has are on sale now for $10. Pro Hardware and a whole lot more... SHAW PRO HARDWARE 533 PEFFERLAW ROAD PEFFERLAW, ONTARIO L0E 1N0 Telephone: (705) 437-2397 Fax: (705) 437-2638 Brent Shaw Owner STORE HOURS Monday—Friday 8:30 a.m.—7:00 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Sunday 9:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m. 13 Wilfrid Community Variety Night Pioneer Village General Store Organizers and the audi- ence attending the 8th An- nual Wilfrid Community Variety Night were de- lighted with the line-up of local performers that showed off their talents on stage at the Wilfrid United Church on Friday, May 29. The event raised over $400 (L to R) Edith Hawkins and Ed Wi- for the church. nacott performed three songs writ- ten by Mr. Winacott. (Left) Canning- ton’s own Can- dace Rahn The next time you are out looking for a unique gift or even played the pi- wrapping paper with which to wrap a gift, consider dropping in to the General Store at the Georgina Pioneer Village. ano, the guitar Above, Nena Marsden, a local advocate for preserving all and sang songs things in Georgina with historical significance, reads a repro- made famous by duction of the September 22, 1898 edition of a Sutton news- Dan Fogelberg paper called The Herald. The paper has been converted into and Bette Mid- gift wrapping paper which is sold for $2.00 at the Pioneer ler. Village General Store. Join Nena on July 23 at 7:00 p.m. for a tour of Georgina’s historical buildings as the Village celebrates its 35th Anniver- sary. It will be open throughout the summer from Wednesday (Right) Long-time Wilfrid to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. resident Shaaryn Cham- bers encouraged audi- ence participation with her excellent rendition of popular and familiar folk songs on the accordion. Rev. Kathryn McIntosh leaving After eight years leading the congregations and the commu- communities of Wilfrid and nities she served as a friendly Udora in worship, Rev. Kath- and warm individual who gave ryn McIntosh, a United Church generously of her time to help minister, will be leaving the organize community events and parish in August of this year. church activities. Rev. McIntosh has taken a post “We will certainly miss her,” in New Brunswick and will said Marilyn Reid. “She has conduct her final service on been a definite asset here and August 2. we wish her well in her new Rev. McIntosh said she has parish.” really enjoyed her involvement Ms. Reid said no decisions in the communities of Wilfrid, have yet been made regarding Pefferlaw and Udora and will the future of the Wilfrid parish. miss the camaraderie and kin- However, upcoming meetings ship with friends and involving the congregation and neighbours. United Church leaders should She leaves a legacy among her result in a path forward. 14 Winning Father’s Day poem Four young poets from Peffer- dad law got to strut their stuff in I’ve never been to his job front of an audience at Upper But probably his favourite Canada Mall on Sunday, June 7 food when they read poems selected Is corn on the cob. as winners in the Annual All Ages Poetry Contest sponsored By: Joshua Giles by The Associate Family Pro- gram, a division of Community This year marks the second Living Newmarket/Aurora Dis- time the Associate Family Pro- trict. gram has sponsored the pro- Young Joshua Giles from Port gram and family and friends Bolster was one of the winners were invited to attend the Win- with his Father’s Day poem ners Gala at the Upper Canada entitled “My Dad”. Mall Food Court. The Grand Prize winner in the adult cate- My Dad gory was awarded a $250 prize My dad kisses me goodnight and the Grand Prize winner in He loves me and he wants to the children’s category won hold me so tight $100. He knows that I’ll be famous Three bands, including the Vil- And never the lamest lanova Junction, Ziggy Guer- He has brown hair rero and the Morning Glory And his own blue chair Swamp Rats, the African drum- He wrestles me and gets me mers from Morning Glory Pub- mad lic School, performed for the But he is still an awesome audience. 15 Transit Georgina looks for collaborative partners to meet needs With recent declines in funding support Rose of Sharon, the Yellow Brick House, munity and people supporting a commu- from the United Way and a funding com- Pathways, In From the Cold and the Com- nity,” she said. mitment from the Trillium Foundation end- munity Legal Clinic. Ms. Wilkerson says she continues to be ing in 2010, Transit Georgina is stepping up As part of York Region’s Alliance to End astounded whenever she sits as a participant its efforts to secure the monies necessary to Homelessness, these organizations got to- in a forum to continually hear that transpor- continue providing economical transporta- gether to see how they collectively could tation is a barrier. “And there is never and tion services in Georgina. support the homeless and those that were at answer,” she says. Transit Georgina is a grassroots organiza- risk of homelessness. However, she admits to being an optimist tion that depends on the benevo- and she is convinced that new partnerships lence of more than 40 volunteer like the Alliance are out there. drivers to transport hundreds of “At this point, I’m just doing what I can to Georgina residents without the make friends and look for opportunities,” means of personal transportation. Ms. Wilkerson said. “Transportation is seen as a bar- rier for so many,” said Executive Director, Kathy Wilkinson, “but it is not typically funded. I am hop- ing that I can be an advocate for that and change that.” The organization initially began as Georgina Mobility Transit in 1988 by a group of local citizens concerned with the special trans- portation needs of people living The success of Transit Georgina depends upon the with physical and other disabili- generous donation of time of their more than 40 ties. In 1994, Transit Georgina volunteer drivers. Each year the Board of Direc- was established to address the tors organizes a Volunteer Celebration Dinner to transportation needs of people at recognize the contributions of these exceptional high risk of social isolation, sole volunteers. support women and their children, youth, frail elderly people and residents The collaborative effort meant that Transit suffering from serious acute and chronic Georgina would provide the necessary illnesses. The two transportation providers, transportation for the clients of the partner Georgina Mobility Transit and Transit agencies and the rides would then be subsi- Georgina were amalgamated in June 2005 dized by the lead agency. As a result, clients to form one consolidated not-for-profit or- were able to get to legal appointments, take ganization providing in excess of 1000 rides advantage of educational opportunities, go every month. to the food bank, supper clubs or go to the In Ms. Wilkinson’s words, it is all about Salvation Army for emergency funding sup- partnerships and collaboration and she port when required. spends much of her time nurturing relation- “It was incredibly special,” Ms. Wilkinson ships that makes sense. said. “Special because here were a number A case in point is a recent partnership be- of agencies from around the region that got tween the Sandgate Women’s Shelter, the together to create a partnership between Sutton Youth Centre, the Blue Door, the neighbours. It was the true meaning of com- 16 Coming Events & Announcements CLASSIFIED ADS Pefferlaw Fire Fighters Association is hosting 1930s black & white themed cocktail party to Private Mortgage Funds available from a charity car wash on Sat. June 13 from 10:00 usher in their 60th Anniversary production, $50 k to $5 m. Call Brenda at (705) am. to 2:00 pm. Rain date Sat. June 20. The Glass Menagerie. 437-4108. The firefighters also rent a BB spit/pig roaster for $125 per function. Pick up and delivery The Keswick Beach Association is hosting FOR RENT included. Call Pat Guyton (705) 437-4858. All “Arts in the Parks” at the Keswick Beach Park Large luxury 1 bdrm apt. in country proceeds help local charities. on Metropolitan Cres. from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. home. Sutton area. Appliances, laun- Juried Art Show, Craft sales, musicians. Also dry, garage, deck, utilities all included. The Georgina Military Museum on Woodbine neighbourhood garage sales and a movie in $975./mo. Call (905) 722-5793. Ave. is hosting a Military Vehicle Day on Sat. the park at dusk. June 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. PEFFERLAW RIVERFRONT HOME Mark June 20 on your calendar and attend the The Annual Udora Community yard sale will Georgina Highland Gathering at the Salvation FOR RENT be held at the Udora Hall on Sat. June 13 from Army Camp and Conference Centre. Lovely, 2 bdrm. Bungalow with full 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Rent a table for $20 in- Pipe band demos, highland dance competi- basement, garage, appliances. Walk to side or $15 outside. Call (705) 228-8318 for tion, Haggis Hurling, Welly Toss, Scottish town. $1000 plus utilities. References details. displays, presentations, merchandise, tea gar- required. Call (705) 437-1216 den. Fun starts at 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. GARAGE SALE—JUNE 13 The Pefferlaw Ice Pad Committee is holding a Georgina Fun Rally & Scavenger Hunt on The Sutton Legion is holding Karaoke on Sat. 8:00 AM until Noon at 119 Pefferlaw Sun. June 14 with BBQ and prizes at the fin- June 20 at 7:30 pm to celebrate May & June Rd. 2 families. Everything must go! ish. Start 8:00 a.m. from Morning Glory Pub- birthdays. Everyone welcome. Music by Dar- Nothing priced higher than $20. lic School. $30 per vehicle. Call (705) 437- rell Foote. Washer/Dryer, Microwave/Convection 1300. The Pefferlaw firefighters will be host- Oven, toys, highchair, car seat, dishes, ing a car wash at this event. The Port Bolster Hall will be holding their everything nearly new. Canada Day Family Celebration on Sat. June The 4th Annual Charity Slo Pitch Baseball 27 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Games, zoo, prizes, WHILE U R AWAY PET & HOUSE Tournament for Give A Miracle A Chance hot dogs, cake, ice cream & more. Donations SITTING will be held at West Park in Keswick on June for the food pantry. Your critter’s best friend. Providing 20. The 3rd Annual Take a Kid Fishing event will quality pet house sitting for 13 yrs. The Red Barn Theatre 2009 season gets un- be held at the Peninsula Resort in Pefferlaw Fully insured, ref. avail. Catherine derway on Fri. June 19 at 7:00 pm at the on July 11 from 10 to 1:00 pm. Register at Hoadley (705) 437-2032 Stephen Leacock Centre in Keswick with a www.Lake –Simcoe.ca or call 647-828-5100.
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