September 10, 2008
Volume 4, Issue 17
Bok choy farm owner in Beaverton responds to neighbours’ concerns over water
Residents in the area of a 500-acre bok merly a sod farm which used considerably ing their use.
choy farm in Beaverton are expressing more water to irrigate their fields than she “We have been farming for 18 years in the
concern over the amount of water the farm does to irrigate her vegetables. marsh and we have a fertilizer company
is pumping from Lake Simcoe for irriga- Keith Jamieson, the Ministry of the Envi- that we work with that comes on site every
tion purposes and the quality of the run-off ronment Agricultural and Environmental week to test all of our vegetables,” she
as it seeps back into the lake. Officer for York Durham, said while Good said. “I ship my vegetables to the U.S. and
Jerry Stein and his neighbours Lillian Year Farms has a licence to take I cannot use illegal pesticides. We have
Cosgrove and Elizabeth Gouding discov- 10,916,000 litres of water a day from Lake been shipping there for 10 years and we
ered that Good Year Farms, a 500-acre Simcoe, they haven’t been using that have never had one problem with the
Chinese vegetable operation just north of amount and a wet growing season is one of chemical issue.”
Beaverton on Mara Rd., has a water taking the reasons. She also said that as a former sod farm,
permit from the Ministry of the Environ- “We actually inspected the farm recently corn farm and soy bean farm, the land has
ment for just under 11 million litres of to see if they were complying with their been irrigated and fertilized for years, leav-
water a day. ing her to wonder why her vegetable farm
“That is an awful lot of water and I am is causing so much concern.
“I don’t believe anyone is testing
also concerned about what is running back “I just want everyone to know that we
into the lake from the farm,” Mr. Stein the run-off. It is not a requirement have been farming for many years and we
said. under any of our legislation.” do know the laws and we try to do every-
But farm owner Lynn Lien Ly says her Keith Jamieson, MOE thing right. We only work a few months of
Beaverton vegetable operation only uses the year and I know that it is a different
about 10 per cent of the water allowed and farm than they are used to, but it is still a
only irrigates two to three acres a day for permit,” Mr. Jamieson said. “We reviewed farm.”
30 minutes. their records during the inspection and Mr. Jamieson said his inspection of Ms.
“The reason why is because we only irri- they were using quite a bit less and there Ly’s farm demonstrated that she was oper-
gate a couple of acres at once because we was no day that they exceeded the permit,” ating within the guidelines of her pesticide
grow vegetables and we wouldn’t be able he said. permit but his office was not required to
to harvest the entire farm at once,” Ms. Ly Neighbours close to the farm were also test the run-off.
said. “People see our pumps everyday but worried about run-off that might contain “I don’t believe anyone is testing the run-
they don’t understand that we only operate fertilizers and/or pesticides, but Ms. Ly off. It is not a requirement under any of
for 30 minutes a day. And when we do, it said all of the pesticides and fertilizers she our legislation,” he said. “If we received a
is only two to five acres at a time,” she uses are approved by the Ministry of the request we could eventually undertake
said. Environment and she has the necessary some sampling but we would have to have
Ms. Ly said the farm she owns was for- permits required by the legislation govern- reasonable cause,” he said.
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Letter to the Editor
Here we go
It’s good the editor had a grip again...
on reality when she paused to
do a little crystal-balling about Well, it’s official. Canadi-
the socio-economic future of ans will be going back to
Georgina (Pefferlaw Post, Au- the polls again on Tuesday,
gust 24/08). October 14.
I too attended one of the public I suspect with both the
consultations on this subject pending American election
and had contrary thoughts and now the Canadian elec-
about this process. More time tion, you won’t be able to
was spent selling us on the tune into a news broadcast
vision already formulated by or pick up national newspa-
others than on listening to what per without suffering from a
we might have to say. First and bit of election overload.
foremost we heard there was a And, given the fact that
desire for “year-round, well- nobody really wants this
paying jobs” within our com- election, I fear there could
munity. Of course, this would be a little bit of election
be convenient but is the wish lethargy among voters.
based on realistic evidence that But, want it or not, it is our
it could happen here? There are job to weed through the
many business parks in York rhetoric and make an in-
Region and elsewhere located formed decision on what
nearer to the core GTA To- party deserves the right to
ronto/Hamilton area. Many of govern this country. Young
these towns are already linked people are still dying in the
to Highway 404 and other ma- name of democracy. You
jor transportation routes. owe it to them to vote.
Let’s stop dreaming and come
to terms with a more attainable Karen Wolfe, Editor.
and appropriate vision, as sug-
gested by the editor. And I
would strongly urge that our
vision should encompass above
all the unique features that
make Georgina special and
different from other parts of Publisher/Editor
the Region – that is, our green Karen Wolfe
natural heritage, our closer firstname.lastname@example.org
contacts with a diversity of Advertising Sales & Inquiries
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on the shores of Lake Simcoe, (705) 437-1216
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reported or advertised.
South Lake Simcoe Naturalist Research
A decade-long research study Mr. Harpley says native prairie
conducted by the South Lake species like Tick Trefoil, Big
Simcoe Naturalists in Sutton Bluestem and Little Bluestem
continues to identify and docu- grass, Black-eyed Susan and
ment indigenous native grass- evening Primrose persist pri-
land sites and the bird species marily today in waste places
dependent upon them. and rural roadside ditches in
According to Paul Harpley, the Town of Georgina.
President of the South Lake “Some of these prairie plants
Simcoe Naturalists, the organi- are among our most endan-
zation’s work in Georgina has gered species. For example, the
been helpful in assisting all Dense Blazing Star is a nation-
levels of government in devel- ally rare native wildflower that
oping legislation and in plan- research, through the South
ning exercises. Lake Simcoe Naturalists, has
“Much of this scientific work identified and we are working
and data have been used for toward the conservation of
planning in the Town of Geor- indigenous site locations we
gina, the Region of York and at have identified.
the Provincial level in large Mr. Harpley said many of On-
mega project designs for high- tario’s most endangered bird
way corridors, hydro transmis- species are grassland prairie
sion line studies, the Oak specialists including the Savan-
Ridges Moraine Act and Plan, nah Sparrow, Henslow Spar-
the Greenbelt Act and Plan and row, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern
the present Lake Simcoe Act Meadowlark, American Kestrel
and Plan,” he said. and the Barn Owl.
In recent years, the group has “Some of these species are still
focused their research on na- relatively common in the Lake
tive grassland meadow identifi- Simcoe area and some of them
cation, restoration plans and are very rare,” he says. “In all
implementation in an effort to cases, they are in decline as
protect and preserve these grassland prairie habitat has
threatened species. declined in southern Ontario in
“Most of our existing grass- recent decades.”
lands have very few native A special display of research
southern Ontario grassland results, photos, maps and infor-
(prairie) species in them,” Mr. mation on wildlife was pre-
Harpley says. “They are domi- sented at the Eaglewood Folk
nated by Eurasian and Euro- Festival by student members of
pean grass species originally a federal human resources
brought to the South Lake Sim- summer careers program work-
coe area by settlers after the ing with the South Lake Sim-
1850s.” coe Naturalists.
Dr. David Sadler
Great weather and music results in banner year for Eaglewood
Eaglewood Folk Festival Artistic Director, Photos: (1) CUIT 89.5 FM—University of Toronto radio station deejay was live
Trevor Mills wasn’t the only one “super from Eaglewood all weekend. (2) Georgina Community Drum Circle engages festi-
happy” with this year’s Eaglewood Folk val goers in drumming lesson. (3) Musician Ken Whiteley (4) Renowned blues musi-
Festival. cian Jackie Washington celebrated his retirement at Eaglewood.
“We really, really improved on a number
of things this year,” Mr. Mills said. “Our
numbers were up and we were trying out
some neat things that we hadn’t done be-
fore. Things like the farmer’s market, the
morning bike ride and the kids village.”
But, most of all, he said visitors were most
excited about the entertainment line-up.
“They were excited about the freshness of
it, the variety of it and the diversity of it,”
he said. “Many of the performers were
young and they did great and people were
really excited to see that young and vital,
exciting new music.”
Overall, the festival this year attracted ap-
proximately 500 people and is being touted
as one of the festival’s most successful
1 3 4
Zoo to You charms kids at Riverview
Riverview Child Care in
Udora hosted an end-of-
season BBQ on Friday,
August 29 and gave kids
a thrill and an opportu-
nity to handle and learn
about exotic animals and
(Photo Right) Two-and-
a-half year old Bannock
Bersche-Glove hooks a
big one at the fish pond.
(Photo Right) Eight-
year-old Avarie Wide-
man handles a chin-
nitt, 5, is in
awe as Zoo
to You han-
lette, the ta-
Jazz lovers flock to Estonian camp grounds to support children’s camp
A fund-raising event designed to talents of 16 jazz artists known
raise money for the Estonian chil- both locally and internationally.
dren’s camp in Udora know as New to this year’s event was an
Joekaaru, drew as many as 800 art exhibit featuring the work of
people during the two-day event 22 artists. The art exhibit was
on August 23 and 24. housed in the Timmas Art Studio,
According to organizer Tom a new building built with monies
Kutti, he is expecting that JK Jazz bequested to the camp.
2008 will meet or exceed the The Joekaaru Summer Camp has
$10,000 raised at last year’s event been operating in Udora for 55
and the proceeds will be used to years and continues to present
upgrade facilities at Camp programs designed to connect
Joekaaru. campers with their Estonian cul- Guests and supporters of the Joekaaru Children’s Camp
JK Jazz 2008 featured the musical tural heritage. mingle and enjoy the entertainment.
alumni play a
bet, Paul Lil-
Graungaard, Terry Clarke, international jazz drummer, and a jazz en-
semble perform for the guests.
A recent guest at The Briars all of you for your support of
Resort was Jackie Hardy the fair.
(Thayer) of West Chester, Pa.
She and her husband Ralph were The fundraiser for the Georgina
celebrating Jackie’s birthday. Art Centre was very successful
Jackie is formerly from this by the smiles on the faces of all
area. Every summer they visit who attended. They were enter-
friends and relatives and enjoy tained by Dinah Christie and
the summer at their farm in Oak- The Good Brothers. The high-
wood, Ontario. light was the art auction.
Among the guests were MP
We welcome “home” Carol and Peter Van Loan and Judith
George Blinov. Your friends and Moses, the Federal Liberal can-
family are looking forward to didate for the riding of York
your return. They are returning Simcoe. Doing a great job as
from Fort McMurray, Alberta to auctioneers were Dan Pollard
Maple Beach where they plan to and Mayor Rob Grossi.
live in retirement. George is
the brother of Lydia Rambo. For anyone who has read the
Lydia is well known in our area story of Corrie ten Boom you
and at one time operated Lydia’s will be pleased to hear that on
Esthetics in Jackson’s Point. Sunday, September 28 at 2:00
Recently she opened Lydia’s pm, St James Anglican church is
Spa at 89B High St. in Sutton. presenting Mrs. Marion Ford in
Free to Forgive. This is an
The Sutton Marathon Bridge amazing experience. Tickets are
Club welcomes new members. $12.00 each. Call 905-722-6848
They have an opening meeting to reserve.
with bridge to follow at Egypt
Hall on Tuesday, September 12th On September 10 from 3:30-
at 1:00 pm. Please call Ruth 5:30 pm a tea will be held at the
Reid at 905-722-3399. home of John and Lynn Gilbank
The staff at Bank of Montreal is at 56 Malone Dr. in Jackson’s
looking real neat in their smart Point. Tickets for “Tea and Top-
yellow shirts. It kicks the Friday ics Roundtable” are $20 for
Casual Dressing up a notch. women only--free to representa-
tives of social service organiza-
During the fair in Sutton, you tions. Guests are Liberal Candi-
may have seen “Cowgirls” in date Judith Moses, The Honor-
red stetson hats and vests on able Carolyn Bennett and The
High Street looking fantastic. Honorable Maria Minna. For
They were staff members of reservations please call (905)
Scotiabank. Our hats are off to 551-0661.
CIBC breast cancer research BBQ
The Keswick Branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
hosted a BBQ on Friday, August 22 and raised $524.39 for breast
cancer research. Connors Music students above (Garion St. Jean,
drums; Mark Rabey, bass, and Joe Connors, guitar) entertained the
crowd throughout the afternoon. According to event organizer
Carolyn Ellis, Connor’s Music has produced a CD of the songs
performed on the day of the BBQ and is selling them for $10 each.
All proceeds will support the CIBC Run For the Cure.
Pefferlaw couple eliminates oil bills with geothermal heating system
Laura and Garry Cyr on Snodden Rd. in component system. First they installed 600 pump. However, with the hot water tank
Pefferlaw can’t wait to try out their new ft. of polyethylene pipe approximately two now being driven by the geothermal sys-
georthermal heating and air conditioning meters into the ground. At that depth, the tem, there won’t be any hydro costs associ-
system. The couple took advantage of an temperature of the ated with the hot water tank and the heat
interest-free loan offered through the Pow- soil in southern pump isn’t supposed to use any more en-
erHouse Renewable Energy Technologies Ontario is a con- ergy than the fan did on our oil furnace,”
Funding Program and said good-bye to an stant 10 degrees C. he said.
expected $4,000 oil bill this winter. Next, they re- At a total cost of just under $30,000 to
“We are no longer using fossil fuels,” said moved the Cyr’s install, Mr. Cyr said he expects the pay
Mr. Cyr. “We are totally green with this old oil furnance back for the geothermal system to be ap-
and that is our big thing.” and installed a 4- proximately seven years but his move to-
Mr. & Mrs. Cyr attended a seminar in the ton ground source ward green energy doesn’t end with his
summer and found out about a $50,000 heat pump/furnace new heating system.
interest-free loan program that would al- unit and then put in “We are going to a seminar on the 20th
low them to convert their heating system to the venting system and hopefully we will get enough informa-
green energy. to distribute the tion out of that to take the rest of the house
“We had the choice of solar power or wind heating. off the grid, or the majority of it off the
power but we chose geothermal,” Ms. Cyr On Thursday, Sep- grid, and put it on solar,” he said.
said. “I figured if I had to budget for oil, I tember 7, the sys- According to Ms. Cyr, the funding pro-
might as well take that money and pay off tem was charged gram is available in Georgina, East Gwil-
an interest-free loan.” with glycol and the limbury, Whitchurch-Stouffville, King,
A geothermal heating system is based on Cyr’s were up and Caledon, Brampton and Missisauga.
the concept of transferring the heat stored Typical geothermal running. “There was no elaborate process of quali-
in the earth’s soil into the home by using a heating system con- “We will only get a fying for the loan. It appears that you only
heat pump. figuration to trans- hydro bill this win- have to be a customer of one of the hydro
Once the Cyr’s application was approved, fer heat from the ter,” Mr. Cyr said. companies covering these areas,” she said.
Yanch Heating and Air Conditioning from earth to the home. “The hydro will be Information on the program can be found
Barrie took one week to install the 3- driving the heat at www.powerhouseprogram.ca
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Island residents mourn passing
of community icon
A service commemorating and
celebrating the life of Paul
Trivett, 52, was held on Geor-
gina Island on Saturday, August
30 after he lost his battle with
cancer at the Southlake Re-
gional Health Centre on August
Chief Trivett was remembered
and praised by Georgina Island
Canoe as a
Paul Trivett, 52, was a deco-
munity rated police chief.
who had a
passion Chief of Police for the Nish-
for native nawbe-Aski Police Service, the
culture. largest First Nation police force
“The First in Canada and the second larg-
Nation est in North America.
was so Survived by his wife, Mavis
fortunate (Charles), children Alicia,
to have Brent and Kelsey and father
him in our Don, Mr. Trivett started his
commu- police enforcement career as a
nity and a constable with the Georgina
part of our Island Police from 1981 to
lives. 1986 when he joined the On-
Humor- tario Provincial Police. In 2005,
ous, car- he joined the Nishnawbe-Aski
ing, role Police Service and later became
model, Chief, leading 35 detachments
great and the 135 uniformed officers
cook, or- who police First Nations com-
ganized, munities in an area covering
peace two-thirds of Ontario.
keeper, “Chief Trivett’s enthusiasm for
loyal the Nishnawbe-Aski Police
friend, and Service was matched only by
loving his dedication and our thoughts
husband and prayers are with his family
Tickets: and father
are just a
and friends at this time,” said
NAN Deputy Grand Chief Al-
(905) 722- few words
vin Fiddler. “The people of
Nishnawbe Aski will miss his
The Sutton Legion sum up a compassion and professional-
great ism and I am confident that his
Friday, September 26 man,” she spirit will live on through his
7:00 p.m. said.
He was a
officers and the tremendous
work they do in our communi-
For: much ad- ties under very challenging and
mired and often quite dangerous condi-
Pefferlaw Anglers golf tournament
Brian Guilford, president of the Routledge, John Marr and Rod
Pefferlaw Anglers and an or- Charles who came in with a
ganizer of their annual golf score of 11 under.
tournament said the group Funds raised will go toward
raised approximately $2,000 supporting Pefferlaw Angler
when 90 golfers competed in projects such as improving the
their tournament on August 22 fish habitat in the Pefferlaw
at the Pines of Georgina. river and the walleye spawning
Winners of the scramble event efforts.
were Len Big Canoe, Brian
Illustrator publishes children’s books
Bonnie Lamaire of Udora has She is a graduate of the Ontario
been illustrating children’s College of Art and currently
books for other publishers for teaches drawing and layout and
more than 10 years, but has design at Durham College.
recently entered the self- She is supportive of introducing
publishing foray herself with the art world to children and
two products of her own: supports the idea of introducing
Denton the Dragon and I’m So art instruction to young chil-
Hungry. dren in Udora.
Ms. Lamaire illustrated Denton “I did some lessons at the
the Dragon, a book written by Grade 1 level in a Montessori
husband Robert Westall, and school and the things that came
wrote and illustrated I’m So out of the kids was amazing,”
Hungry. she said.
rows, chair of the
there is a tremen-
dous amount of
artistic talent in
the Udora area
and is consider-
ing the idea of
artists to come
together and con-
duct classes for
children at the
Bonnie Lamaire illustrates children’s books, “Art is a way of
generates original artwork for other publish- encouraging chil-
ers and promotional product suppliers, and dren to learn,”
has her own line of creative ceramic tiles, she says and she
carrying sacs and puzzles, to name a few. disagrees with the
lack of art in-
In addition to her publishing struction in the schools.
exploits, she creates original Ms. Lamaire agrees.
artwork for greeting cards, ban- “Most parents aren’t familiar
ners, home décor, giftware de- with different media and don’t
sign, ceramic tiles, puzzles and know how to introduce their
hand-painted furniture. Many of kids to it so if the kids had a
the items featuring her artwork place to go which isn’t in their
can be found on the shelves of home, I think it would be a
Michaels and Lowes. good opportunity for them.”
Congratulations to the firefighters at the Jim Dunlop who will celebrate his spe-
Pefferlaw Fire Hall on their recent fund- cial day on September 18. Cheers Jim.
raising endeavours. They held a commu-
nity car wash on Saturday, August 23 and John Sondrup celebrated a birthday on
raised over $200. This event was fol- August 29 with family and friends at a
lowed by their Boot Drive in Port Bolster washer tournament. Although John didn’t
on Saturday, August 30 when they col- win, he did have the energy to blow out
lected over $2,000 for Muscular Dystro- all those candles. Cheers, John.
phy in three hours. Well done!
The firefighters also wanted me to men- We also want to extend our best wishes to
tion that they have just reconditioned a Braeden Chandler who turned 12 on
pig roaster and are making it available to August 13. Congrats Braeden!
residents who can rent it for $150. This
includes drop-off and pick-up. Please callI was speaking with Dave Haynes from
Pat at (705) 437-4858. Sutton Home Hardware the other day
and he tells me progress on the new store
Well, the kids are back to on Dalton Rd. is ahead of schedule. He
school which means sum- said if things continue to go well he will
mer is over and drivers have a soft opening of the new store on
are cautioned to take extra September 13 and the old store will close
care on the roads. For its doors on September 14. Grand Open-
many young ones, this is ing celebrations will take place in Octo-
their first experience on ber.
the big yellow bus so your
care and consideration Bon voyage to Daphne Torr who has
will be greatly appreci- finished her tour of duty with the armed
ated. forces and is planning a six month “Walk
About” in Australia.
Happy Birthday greetings are extended to
“Washer” tournament will help
raise funds for ice pad
A group of community-minded Organizers of the event are Tim
residents is organizing a and Amanda O’Neill and John
“washer” tournament for Sun- Sondrup.
day afternoon on September 21. “It is a fun and exciting game
Teams of two will compete and even if you have never
against each other on the Pef- played, it is something every-
ferlaw Lions soccer field to win one can play and enjoy,” said
prizes and bragging rights as Mr. Sondrup.
the top Pefferlaw washer cham- So, grab a partner (no experi-
pions. ence is necessary) and register
Each team will be required to for the 1st Annual Pefferlaw
pay $20 to participate—the Washer Tournament by calling
proceeds of which will be do- Amanda at (705) 437-1977. If
nated to the Pefferlaw Ice Pad you don’t want to play, come
committee in support of the out and cheer for your favourite
new Pefferlaw ice pad. team.
The game of “washers” is simi- Players are asked to be at the
lar in nature to a game of horse- field at 12:00 noon on Septem-
shoes except players pitch a ber 21 and the games will get
washer, three inches in diame- underway at 1:00 pm.
ter, into a wooden box which Prize donations are also wel-
also contains a piece of plastic come.
pipe. A washer that lands in the Sponsors include Valhalla
box counts two points and a Travel, Shaw Hardware, the
washer that lands in the pipe, is Pefferlaw Post, Challis Con-
called a “clucker” and counts struction and Harry & Ginger’s
three points. Pizza.
Proud Pefferlaw grandparents sing songs
of praise for “hero” grandson
Marilyn and John Gallagher of Flor- When police and EMS arrived, Ben
ence Dr. in Pefferlaw are keen to re- gave the attendants Cam’s medica-
late the story of their seven-year-old tions and watched as they stabilized
grandson, Ben Sherlock whose feisty him and loaded him into an ambu-
nature has helped lance.
ut his rare malig- Officers realized
nant brain tumour they needed to
into remission and transport Ben to the
saved the life of care of a familiar
family member. adult until his
At the age of three, mother was noti-
Ben was diagnosed fied, but when they
with a rare malig- placed Ben into the
nant brain tumor front seat of their
which required the cruiser, he abruptly
youngster to spend told them that he
a year in hospital was not allowed to
undergoing four Seven-year-old Ben Sherlock sit in the front seat
surgeries, five applauded for quick action in of a car and he
chemo treatments medical emergency. would also need a
and a stem cell booster seat. Offi-
transplant. cers finally convinced Ben to remain
In remission for three and half years, in the front seat but not without a
Ben was home alone with his Mom’s threat from him claiming “my Mom
companion Cam, when Cam experi- could have your fired”.
enced a seizure. The young boy tried “Once everyone got home, they told
to administer CPR but when Ben how proud they were of him and
the victim refused his ad- how he was our hero,” says Marilyn
ministrations, Ben called Gallagher. “Now that he is our hero,
911 and explained to the he wanted us to let the newspapers
operator that Cam “was know so that he could ‘have a ride in
dying”. a limo’”.
For the love of dogs
Eaglewood Resort, in partner- and people thinking about get-
ship with Found Time Farm in ting a dog.
Pefferlaw, is hosting an educa- “Their knowledge may help
tional day entitled “For the some dogs stay out of the shel-
Love of Dogs” in support of ters because the owners will be
the Ontario Society for the more educated and ready to
Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- handle the responsibility,” Ms.
mals (OSPCA). Jenkins said.
Visitors will be able to browse Ms. Jenkins says admission
through vendor booths show- will be an item from the
casing dog related retail items OSPCA's wish list, which in-
and take part in workshops and cludes items such as dog food,
artisan displays. towels and blankets, collars
“We will be holding a gift and leashes, indestructible
show, raffle, door prizes, work- bowls and Canadian Tire
shops and dog related events to money. Raffle proceeds go
entertain and educate dog directly to the OSPCA.
families and prospective dog The event runs from 10:00 am
families,” said event organizer to 3:00 pm on Saturday, Sep-
Julie Jenkins. tember 20 at the Eaglewood
Dog related professionals will Resort on Morning Glory Rd.
be available to offer advice and in Pefferlaw.
counseling for dog families
Building character and self confidence with martial arts
Martial arts, specifically Taekwondo, is dren which is different from the one we 7:30 pm every week from Monday to
more than building skills in self-defense. teach to teens.” Thursday. In every one-hour class, Master
According to the proprietors of the new Master Kim explains their programming is Kang and Master Kim take special care to
Taekwondo School in Sutton, it is a proc- customized and is tailored to the individual change the focus regularly.
ess that develops strength, speed, balance, and their abilities. “We want to make every class exciting so
flexibility and stamina and it is also an “If you are out of shape, our program can it won’t be boring so every 10 minutes we
activity that combines physical discipline help you get in shape,” says Master Kim. change focus,” Master Kang says.
with mental discipline to build character, “It is a hard work out but one month later Their students start out with a white belt
self confidence and respect. there will be a big difference.” and progress through a series of nine belt
Chul Kang and his wife Doona Kim are Taekwondo distinguishes itself from other colours until their skill level reaches that of
both masters in the art of Taekwondo and martial arts by emphasizing kicks thrown a black belt. But according to Master
together they have from a mobile stance Kang, that is not the end of the training.
over 60 years experi- and includes a system “A lot of people think that the 1st level of
ence in martial arts of blocks, kicks, a black belt is the end, but that is not true.
including judo, kumdo punches and open- It is a journey with no end,” he says, add-
and hapkido. They handed strikes. It may ing he continues to train everyday.
were both born in also include various
South Korea and came take-downs or
to Canada four years sweeps, throws, and
ago when they opened joint locks. In com-
their first school in petitive sparring,
Scarborough. Shortly points are awarded by
after, they purchased making contact with
an existing business in specific parts of the
Keswick, closed down Master Kim (left) and husband Master body and safety
their school in Scar- Kang (right) instruct son Jack (centre) equipment such as
borough and in May of in the art of Taekwondo techniques at head gear, chest pro-
this year, they ex- their new school in Sutton. Martial tection, arm, groin,
panded in Georgina Arts instruction not only builds self- shin and mouth
and now operate the defense skills it also builds character, guards are commonly
Kang Chul Taek- the couple says. used.
wondo School at Som- But as important as
erset Square in Sutton. the physical aspects of
Master Kang holds a 7th degree (Dan) the sport is, it is the psychological disci-
black belt in Taekwondo and his wife Mas- pline that can transform a self conscious
ter Kim holds a 6th degree (Dan) black person with no self image into a confident,
belt. And while their experience and skill self-respecting individual.
in martial arts has landed them both on the “Our program builds character and can
Korean National Team, they believe their change a bad attitude. We teach people
attention to the individual needs and goals that a person who is kind to everyone, has
of their students is their greatest asset. no enemies,” Master Kang said. “It is not
“We have many kinds of programs,” said only exercise it is character building.”
Master Kang. “The one we teach to adults Kang Chul Taekwondo students in Sutton
is different from the one we teach to chil- can receive instruction from 5:30 pm to
Skate Canada registration at the Sutton Call Angela (905) 722-7888.
Arena is from 4:00—7:00 pm on Sept 9 and SALE-SALE-SALE-SALE-SALE-SALE
11, and from 5:00—6:00 on Sept. 10. The Southlake Regional Cancer Program
will benefit from Stepping Up Events that BUCHNER MANUFACTURING
1st Pefferlaw Scouting is hosting registra- will be held on Sun. Sept. 21 from 11:00— Vinyl Siding from $49 a sq. Pre-
tion at Morning Glory Public School in the 4:00 pm at the Madsen’s of Newmarket painted steel roofing from $79.
gym on Sept. 9 and Sept. 16 from 7:00-8:00 Banquet Centre and Greenhouse. Enjoy a 3- Delivery Available. Call (705) 437-
pm. course lunch, silent auction, fashion show 1734 Store—(905) 868-6118 Cell
and beauty panel. Contact Sheri Andrunyk email@example.com
Join the fun at the English Pub Night at the (905) 853-1968.
Georgina Art Centre on Fri. Sept. 12 from FAMILY FIRST DAYCARE
7:00—11:00 pm. Tickets are $20. Attend the Autumn Harvest Festival at the PEFFERLAW
Georgina Pioneer Village on Sat. Sept. 27 Safe, loving & educational. Large
All are welcome to Back to Church Sun- from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Re-opening of play areas. Nutritious menu. Reli-
day at the United Church in Virginia on the Noble House is scheduled for 3:00 pm. able & experienced. Special Needs
Sept. 14 Adults $3, children & seniors $2. welcome. One full-time spot still
Pefferlaw Youth Centre is hosting an All three Georgina Fire Halls will host an available. Call (705) 513-0220.
Open House & Registration Night on Mon. open house on Saturday, Sept. 27 from
Sept. 15 from 4:30-6:30 pm. BBQ & light 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Face painting, colour- EMPLOYMENT IN AGRICULTURE
refreshments, games and Lean On Me Pet- ing contest, BBQ and more! Research Technician, Guelph or Lake
ting Zoo. Call (705) 437-2100 after 3:30 Simcoe area. Responsibilities: set-up
pm. Don’t forget the 14th Annual Georgina and maintenance of field plots; data
Studio Tour & Sale on September 27 & 28 collection and management.
The Georgina 2008 Senior Games start on from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call the Geor- Qualifications: farming background;
Sept 15 and run until Sept 26 and will be gina Arts Centre & Gallery (905) 722-9587 experience with agricultural equip-
staged at various venues across Georgina. for participating artists. ment; some understanding of agricul-
Contact Robin at (705) 437-2210 for details. tural research. Please send resumes
St. James Anglican Church in Sutton will to Greg Steward, OMAFRA.
Pefferlaw Rabies Clinic sponsored by the present “Free to Forgive, A story of Corrie
Phone: (519) 824-4120. Ext. 54865
Pefferlaw Association of Ratepayers will be ten Boom” on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m.
at the Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 20 from Tickets are $12. Call Nancy Glover (905)
Fax: (519) 763-8933
1:: am to 3:00 pm. Cost this year is $20. 722-6848.
You are invited to The Royal Canadian The Pefferlaw Ice
Legion in Sutton for a Steak & Corn Roast Pad Committee is
on Sat. Sept. 20 from 5:00-7:00pm. $8 looking for volunteers
during the construction
1st Annual Pefferlaw Washer Tourna- phase of the facility.
ment at the Lions’ Hall in Pefferlaw on Students can use this
Sunday Sept. 21. Registration at 12:00— volunteer time toward
games start at 1:00 pm. Proceeds to the Pef- their 40 hours of com-
ferlaw Ice Pad. Call Amanda at (705) 437- munity service. Safety
1977 for details. footwear is required
Drop by the Egypt Hall on Sun. Sept 21 and and safety hats will be
bid on the winner of the Egypt Hall’s An- supplied. Contact
nual Best Pie and Cake Contest. Entries Doug Carr at 437-4232
should be dropped off between 9:00 am and if you can help.
11:00. Doors open to the public at 1:00 pm.