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June 10 09 12pg.pub

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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


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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
      karen.wolfe@sympatico.ca        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
      karen.wolfe@sympatico.ca
        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.
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               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.
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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.




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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.
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     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.
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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-
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                         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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