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  Gearing Up for Golf... Decorating for
  Tweens... Tax Breaks
                                          April 2010
 celebrate spring!
Wow! East Gwillimbury has come alive this Spring...

Just take a look through this issue and see all that we have to offer, gardening
and cleaning to spring specials and celebrations. We have a thriving business
community, don’t we? Not to mention a very generous one. Neighbours
helping each other, that’s what community spirit is all about.

I look forward to everything the season has to offer. From tending to the garden, spending hours
watching and photographing horses grazing on spring grass, and making plans for summer! As
for the magazine we are working on some new and exciting things... watch for updates.

I still can’t believe we have been doing this for 12 years... does anyone remember the very
beginning? It was originally called “The Business Bulletin” and we quickly removed ‘business’ as
it wasn’t just all about that. It was only 8 pages and that yellow paper, need I say more. It takes
time to evolve into something you can be proud of... and I am. I hope that you look forward to
each issue. When I meet someone within the community I usually hear, “Oh, it’s great! I read it
cover to cover”. Thank you to all our readers for your continued interest and to our advertisers that
have confidence in a local magazine!

This month is a special birthday in our home. Sam’s turning 16, it felt like only a few months ago
I wrote about her becoming a teenager! A few grey hairs have appeared since then (well more
than a few, I’m in denial). I wish her the most wonderful year; she’s fabulous, thoughtful, athletic
and so much fun to be with! Happy Birthday Sam.

                                                                 Take care – Christine Benns, Editor

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APRIL 2010
VOL.12 NO. 3
FEATURES                                                 REGULARS
18     PUT SOME ‘SPRING’ IN YOUR STEP                    3      Celebrate Spring
       By Kim Mortson                                           By Christine Benns
20     Hort Happenings                                   6      Community Events
       By Anne Hill                                             Listing of Current Monthly Activities
24     GEARING UP FOR GOLF                               8      RECIPES from The Good Egg
       By Melanie Jung                                          Moira Sanders
28     TAX BREAKS                                        12     We Asked Susan
       By Ian Hawkins                                           By Susan Crema-Martin
30     REGISTRATION TIME!                                14     Sports Report
       SPRING & SUMMER                                          By Owen M. Smith
                                                         22     Ongoing Events
                                                                List of Events by the Day of the Week

Holland Landing Public School Area Champions
Our HLPS senior girls basketball team beat out 10 other teams in the area to
win the title of Area Champions! All of the early morning, lunch hour and
after school practices paid off for these girls who played with a lot of
heart and determination to win all of their 6 games. Congratulations goes to
front row: Kiana O., Haley M., Nicole G., Kaitlyn F.,
middle row: Ashley B., Megan M., Megan W., Lindsay E., Sabrina F.,
back row: Jordan C., Mr. Fasan, Emma C., Brie R.,
missing: Candace W., Kim N., Connor H.

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                                                                               April 2010 | The Bulletin 5
                 community events
                    This space is provided as a public service for non-profit organizations.

Beginning April 5 - May 24                                SATURDAY, APRIL 17
FREE Storytimes & Children’s Programs                     7th ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT
East Gwillimbury Public Library                           7:30 pm
Registration is required for all programs, unless         St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 17955 Leslie Street
otherwise stated. For more information, or to register    Performed by The Harmony Chorale Choir
your child, please stop by your local branch or call      in support of child-victims of HIV/AIDS.
us at 905-836-6492 or 905-473-2472.                       Admission: Adults - $15, Students under 12 - $10
•••••                                                     Tickets available at the door.
SATURDAY, April 10                                        •••••
G.S.T. (Goods, Services & Talent) Silent Auction          TUESDAY, April 20
Doors open at 6:00 pm to view items                       The Newmarket Horticultural Society Meeting
$5.00 Entrance Fee                                        8:00 pm. New Location: Ray Twinney Complex,
(includes BID NUMBER, and AMAZING Desserts.)              100 Eagle St. W., Lounge 2
Sharon-Hope United Church                                 Guest Speaker: Trish Symonds “Designing gardens
Portion of proceeds goes towards "HABITAT for             with a blue and white theme.” Annual Membership
HUMANITY" Rebuild Haiti. We are also asking for our       fees: $15/Single $20/Couple $25/Family - $2 Guests
community Friends to donate Goods (new items),            Call 905-898-6381 or visit
Services or Talent to put towards our auction. Call for   •••••
info 905-478-2231.
SATURDAY, April 10
Mount Albert United Church Women’s
Hot Roast Pork Luncheon & Bid Euchre
                                                            laugh it up!

Luncheon 12:00 pm, $8.00                                    Our Lady of Good Counsel is 50 years old!
Euchre 1:00 pm, $2.00
41 Alice Street, Mount Albert                               OLGC is having a fundraising dinner and comedy
Lots of prizes! Everyone Welcome!                           night and you’re invited!
Call Betty 905-473-2247 or Grace 905-473-5082
                                                                       When: Friday, April 16, 2010
•••••                                                                  Where: Roman Palace
FRIDAY and SATURDAY April 16 & 17                                             1096 Ringwell Road, Newmarket
GIANT USED BOOK SALE                                                   What: A chicken and roast beef buffet dinner
Friday 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. EARLY BIRD SALE.                                    An amazing silent auction and raffles
ADMISSION $5 each or $10/family                                        Who: 3 Great Comedians;
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm                                                    Niles Seguin: Montreal’s ‘Just for Laughs’
                                                                              Carrie Gaetz: Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy
LAST CALL SPECIAL 2:00 - 4:00 pm                                              Martha O’Neill: Canadian Comedy Award Nominee
Mount Albert Library, 19300 Centre Street                     Bring family and friends and “Bust A Gut”
SILENT AUCTION FEATURING LOCAL ARTISTS                          This comedy show is for mature audiences only.
"BYOB" (Bring your own bags please)
For info or to volunteer call 905 836-6492                           Tickets $40.00 includes dinner, show,                                                taxes and gratuities.
•••••                                                             Single tickets or tables of 10 are available.
                                                                         Call Erin: 905-953-9115
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                  community events
                      This space is provided as a public service for non-profit organizations.

      Tuesday April 20 at 7:30pm                             Saturday, May 8
   AUTHOR READING ANNE MICHAELS                              Annual Plant and Yard Sale
                                                             9 am to 1 pm
Fugitive Pieces (1996) is Anne Michaels' popular first       Christ Church, Peter St. Holland Landing
novel. It reached number one on the bestseller list in       •••••
Canada and remained there for more than two years. The       Sunday, May 9
novel has garnered a long list of Canadian and               50th Wedding Anniversary
international awards and has been made into a critically     Please drop in and share some memories with
acclaimed movie.                                             Bill and Ann Potts in celebration. 1pm to 4pm.
                                                             Mount Albert Lion's Community Center
The Winter Vault (2009) is her long awaited second novel.    5057 Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert
Set in both Canada and Egypt with flashbacks to post-war     Best wishes only please.
Europe, it concerns two of the great engineering projects    •••••
of the last century; the moving of the great temple at Abu   Thursday, May 13
Simbel in Egypt and the creation of the St. Lawrence         EG Historical Society
Seaway in Canada. It is also a love story. Intensely         7:30 p.m. Queensville Community Centre
moving and lyrical, The Winter Vault contains all the        Speaker: Daryll Withrow, author of the book From
elements for which Anne Michaels is celebrated.              Hands Now Striving to Be Free which has an inventory
                                                             of almost 100 rebellion boxes with historical
Anne Michaels also wrote three highly acclaimed poetry       information about the men who created the boxes as
collections: The Weight of Oranges (1986), which won the     well as many other interesting facts.
Commonwealth Prize for the Americas; Miner’s Pond            •••••
(1991), which received the Canadian Authors Association      Saturday, May 15
Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s         2nd Annual Plant Sale
Award and the Trillium Award; and Skin Divers (1999).        Master Gardeners of Lake Simcoe South
                                                             9:00 am until sold out,
The Town of East Gwillimbury Civic Centre,                   rain or shine
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon.                                 Church of Christ,
Reception with refreshments will follow.                     230 Davis Drive East,
Admission $10, $8 members. Tickets available at the          Newmarket.
Holland Landing and Mount Albert Libraries                   Perennials, annuals,
and by chance at the door                                    herbs, member-grown
Questions                             divisions, select nursery-
This event is sponsored by Southlake Cinemania               grown plants, drought
                                                             and shade tolerant
MAY 2010 EVENTS                                              plants, natives, grasses.
Tuesday, May 4                                               Information and Master
Annual Ham & Scalloped Potato Supper                         Gardeners expert advice.
Anglican Church Women of St. James the Apostle               Contact:
are hosting in the Parish Hall at                            lssmastergardeners@
18794 Leslie Street, Sharon.                       
Two sittings: 5:00 & 6:15 pm
Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for children under
10. Tickets are available at the door.
                                                                                   April 2010 | The Bulletin 7
 RECIPES from The Good Egg

        hese tarts are filled with one of my favourite things – custard. Based on Portuguese
        custard tarts, which are hard to find if you don’t live near a Portuguese bakery, these
        tarts are best eaten the day they are made. Use the best farm-fresh eggs you can get your
                                                                                                                      Moira Sanders
hands on. You may be surprised at how easy it is to find fresh eggs around East Gwillimbury
- look for road-side signs. If you haven’t tried it before,
packaged puff pastry is easy to use and the tart shells
come out flaky and golden every time.

Rustic Custard Tarts
2 rolls (1 package) puff pastry, thawed in the fridge
2 cups milk
5 large egg yolks
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
¼ tsp fine sea salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. You will need two 12-spot muffin pans.
Unroll the puff pastry sheets. Starting at the short end, roll each sheet into
a log. Slice each log into 12 even pieces.
On a well-floured board, roll out each piece very thin, about 5 inches in
diameter. Carefully tuck each piece of pastry into the muffin spots, forming
24 tart shells. Place in the refrigerator until the custard is ready.
Warm the milk over medium heat in a large saucepan.
Whisk the egg yolks, sugar, flour and salt together in a medium bowl.
When the milk begins to steam, but not boil, add ¼ cup hot milk to the egg yolk mixture, whisking quickly.
Add another ¼ cup hot milk into the egg yolk mixture.
Stir the tempered egg yolk mixture into the pan with the remaining hot milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring
constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
Remove the custard from the heat. Evenly distribute the custard into the prepared tart shells, about 2
tablespoons of custard per tart.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the custard has cooked and the tops begin to brown in spots. Remove from the
oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Remove the tarts from the pan and set on a wire rack to cool
completely. These tarts are best eaten within a day of baking. If they last longer than one day, keep covered
in the refrigerator.

Makes 24 tarts.

Since 1991, Moira Sanders has worked in many different aspects of the food industry, across Canada and abroad. These days, she
writes a charming recipe blog (, teaches cooking classes, and is currently collaborating on a cookbook with
her sister, inspired by country fairs. Contact her at

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                                           POETRY by Ken Gould
Do you have a story, poem, useful
                                           POETRY FLIES ON WINGS THAT SOAR
information you’d like to share?
Email: with          ABOVE THE PAGE TO ROAR IN SPACE
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                                           TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE
                                           THAT WORDS ALONE CAN CREATE MAGIC

                                       In 1957, a group of homeowners broke ground on
                                       Morton Avenue in Sharon, and collectively worked at
                                       building homes for their growing families. The
                                       journey of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic
                                       Elementary School began with these committed
                                       families, and the desire that their children attend a
                                       Catholic elementary school in the area.

                                       The resolve which allowed these resilient folks to work
                                       a full week at their full-time jobs and then bring them
                                       to Sharon to build their future family homes on the
                                       weekend, was transferred to building a two room
                                       school house in 1959. Our Lady of Good Counsel
                                       Elementary School was born. Subsequent additions
                                       took place in 1960, 1964, and 1981 as the student
                                       population grew from its original 61 students in 1959.

                                       Over the past 50 years, the school has consistently
                                       been blessed with superb community partnerships, an
                                       active parent community, a strong bond between home
                                       and church, a dedicated and talented teaching staff,
                                       and a thoughtful, engaged student body. Evidence of
                                       the many accomplishments are all around us, and all
                                       who have had the privileged of being part of this
                                       school community directly or indirectly are
                                       encouraged to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration
                                       of an old friend and wonderful lady.

                                                                April 2010 | The Bulletin 9
 Welcome Wagon Celebrates 80th Anniversary
2010 marks 80 years of Welcome Wagon service in Canada. Celebrations will be held across Canada from March
to June. Outstanding Representatives will be honoured at one of seven regional conferences. Also to be honoured
are outstanding Welcome Wagon communities and local services and merchants who have been a part of
Welcome Wagon's services from ten to eighty years. Today more than 1,000 Welcome Wagon Representatives
across Canada work within their local communities.

Welcome Wagon has always been associated with the moving and relocation process, but the company also
serves many other occasions and lifestyle changes. Special events are organized for: brides-to-be, expectant
mothers, grandparents, the semi-retired and retired. New mothers and their babies are visited in the hospital or
at home.

Welcome Wagon has much to celebrate during its 80th anniversary. Thirty years ago Welcome Wagon Ltd.
became totally Canadian management-owned. Over the years Welcome Wagon has enjoyed hundreds of citations
from civic officials and communities in recognition of its many services.

Our local representative Kim Hughes can be contacted at 905-473-2627.

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                                                                  AROUND THE HOUSE
                                                                  Advertising & Editorial deadline is
                                                                  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 with delivery
Attention Boaters: Don't get caught without your license!         beginning Tuesday, May 4.
As the warm weather sets in, remember that all boat               8,000 copies are mailed
operators, regardless of age or the boat's horsepower, must
carry proof of competency or risk a $250 fine.                    by Canada Post to:
                                                                  Holland Landing, River Drive Park,
The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is the easiest way to do this.
Boaters complete a one-time, Transport Canada accredited          Sharon, Queensville, Mount
safety test and are licensed.                                     Albert, Cedar Valley
                                                                  and Zephyr.
Besides the PCO Card, proof of competency can include also
having successfully completed a boat safety course in Canada
prior to April 1999, or completion of a rental-boat safety
checklist for power-driven rental boats.

     After servicing the insurance needs of the
    Mount Albert and surrounding area for over
 21 years, Gail Moore will be retiring May 1, 2010.
  Please drop by and wish her well in retirement.
             19139 Centre Street, Mount Albert

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                                                                                 April 2010 | The Bulletin 11
We asked Susan...
Q:   “I’m bored, can we redecorate my room? Has anyone experienced this over
      the March Break?
                                                                                                    Susan Crema-Martin

A: Last month my daughter asked if we could redecorate her room to a more dramatic “tween” look and I was
perplexed with how this was going to play out. Luckily enough I was on Cityline – Décor Day recently and I
asked Mary Dobson, the guru of decorating “How do you handle working with your own daughter on a
decorating job?”

Mary suggested that since I was “in the business”, it would be difficult not taking the lead and she said that I
should listen to what my daughter had to say and let her have choices during the process.

To start, I would suggest flipping through decorating magazines and take some time to talk about style, from
modern to romantic, trendy to traditional, your tween will have fun discovering what constitutes her “favourite
look”. Really trendy colours for 2010 are metallics, navy, teal, cobalt, apple green complimented with yellow.
Gray has become the new neutral base for texture as well as colour.

Fabric and texture are an important part of decorating a room and velvet is becoming a big “trend” setter, the
shinier the better. We have seen many fabrics with raised patterns in bold colours and velvet textures as well as
very large floral designs becoming popular. The number one patterns are geometric designs such as squares and
circles. For a contemporary look, lean towards designs with tree branches and vines or the retro look with
lattice patterns.

There are a number of areas that need to be addressed such as the flooring, furnishings, bedding, draperies and
of course, the colour on the walls! Making these choices have to stand up to all activities such as hanging out
                                                     with their friends, doing homework, playing, talking
                                                     endlessly with their friends and having sleepovers.

                                                       A tween room is their haven, their retreat and we know
                                                       that tweens are fickle. What they dig one day, they’ll
                                                       ditch the next. So it is important to talk through the
                                                       choices with your tween and get a good sense of what
                                                       they like in colours, styles and hone in on their look – not
                                                       yours. It is also a great time to get to know more about her
                                                       and a great way to help her get to know more about
                                                       herself. Your tween will love his/her room which makes
                                                       a statement about who they are and what they are like.

                                                       Susan Crema-Martin is a Certified Canadian Staging
                                                       Professional - CCSP Mentor, and President, York Region -
                                                       Real Estate Staging Assoc. - RESA. If you have a question for
                                                       Susan? Send your questions to

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  Clark Home Inspections

                      Ed Clark
             Certified Home Inspector

Fast Eddie                       Cell: 905-967-2074     Home: 905-473-9994

         May 2010s issue featuring
                   ‘Around the House’
  Decorating • Exterior • Home Improvements • Garden
                               For rates call 905-473-9788
          Have some advice to share email:
                              (limited space)

                                                             April 2010 | The Bulletin 13
Youngest Curling Team of
Event from EG
Over the March Break, East Gwillimbury
was represented by a team from Sharon &
Queensville Public Schools at the Timbits
Provincial Elementary School Curling
Championships in Cambridge. The team
was the youngest at the event with players
ranging from grade 2 to grade 6. It was a
tremendous learning experience, and the
team was thrilled to defeat a grade 7 team
from Parry Sound. Curling season is now
over, but the team is looking forward to next
year! Team members included Claire and
Charlie Randell, Josh and Sarah Mau, and
Grant Beetlestone. Coach, Cory Randell.

                                                Brother & Sister Springing to
                                                Higher Levels
                                                East Gwillimbury's - Andrew Martin, qualified in Ottawa for
                                                Nationals, going onto Kamloops in May for Canadian Nationals.
                                                Now in PanAm, pictured (left) is his first international meet.

                                                                                        Recovering from a
                                                                                        broken collarbone
                                                                                        only 4 weeks ago,
                                                                                        Danielle Martin
                                                                                        managed to compete
                                                                                        in Ottawa for
                                                                                        3rd qualifiers. She is
                                                                                        ranked #1 in Ontario
                                                                                        for Provincial C level
                                                                                        and has reserved a
                                                                                        spot on the Ontario
                                                                                        Team to compete in
                                                                                        Eastern Canadian
                                                                                        this year.

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SHIVER: Synchronized Skating Team
Bronze Medal Winners @ Canadians
Congratulations to our East Gwillimbury Synchro Intermediate
Team which ended a terrific skating season with a thrilling
Bronze Medal performance on March 5. To achieve a 3rd place
standing in a national championship is a tremendous
accomplishment and a tribute to the hard work and good fun our
skaters had this year. Many thanks to the coaches (Kristin
Gordon-James & Heather Penny), manager Jackie Fisher and the
numerous volunteers who helped make our girls’ dream and achievement possible. Not many people have
ever competed on a National Level… to make it to the podium - is resume material for life!
Pictured from left to right. Top Row: Deanna Riches, Shannon Thompson, Stephanie Thompson,
Rebecca Kelly, Kalina Charnock, Cheryl Lowe, Laura Malaka, Sarah Charnock
Bottom Row: Kelly Fisher, Haley Collinson, Kelly Lewis, Krista MacDonald, Riley Greenshields,
Shannon Smith, Kayli Jamieson, Ashley Gunner, Samantha Nordine.

EG Minor Atom A Eagles - York Simcoe Champions
                                                                                       Congratulations to our EG Eagles
                                                                                       who captured the York Simcoe title
                                                                                       on Saturday, March 27 with a
                                                                                       convincing 4-1 victory over the
                                                                                       Stouffville Clippers to win the
                                                                                       series - 3 games to 1. Many thanks
                                                                                       from the players and parents to the
                                                                                       coaching staff of: John Arbour,
                                                                                       Darren McIlwraith, Ian Robertson
                                                                                       and Head Coach Randy Courts

PS… PLEASE SEND SPORTS STORIES… it makes our job so much easier! If you have a story or picture for the EG Sports
Report – please forward to: Christine: or Owen:
PLEASE NOTE: The Sports Report is not limited to younger athletes... we would love to celebrate all active athletes, of all
AGES! If you have a story you would like to share, send us an email.
                                                                                              April 2010 | The Bulletin 15
            SPRING BOOK SALE
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          Tuesday - Thursday: 10 to 8
                Friday: 10 to 5
               Saturday: 10 to 4
                                                 Grist Mill Reconstruction
          19300 Centre Street                    an “Open House Format” will be held on
             905-473-2472                        Monday, April 12, 2010, at the East Gwillimbury
                  Hours:                         Civic Centre, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon to
       Tuesday - Thursday: 10 to 8               discuss the engineering plans and construction
            DON’T FORGET!                        of the proposed Grist Mill Road Reconstruction
   MOUNT ALBERT IS OPEN WEDNESDAYS               from Mount Albert Road to Hill Top Drive.
                 10 TO 8                         The purpose of the reconstruction is to improve
            Saturday: 10 to 4                    the long term reliability of the water delivery
             Sunday: 1 to 5                      system by replacing the existing aged pipe. The
          (mid Oct - mid May)
                                                 road itself will also be upgraded to a standard
                                                 modern urbanized setting.
                                                 You are invited to drop in any time between
 Electronic Databases @ Your Library available   4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Subject to a successful
                at the website.                  tender and contract award, the project is
                                                 planned to commence in summer 2010.

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                                                                              April 2010 | The Bulletin 17

Put Some “Spring” in
Your Step                                                                                       by Kim Mortson

It’s no surprise how important physical activity and exercise are to our overall health ~ a stronger heart and lungs,
a reduced risk of cardiovascular and other diseases, and increased energy to name just a few valuable outcomes.
The big question becomes are we doing enough to reap these significant health benefits? Now that the snow is
off the ground, it’s time to head outside and make activity a priority this spring.

For any sort of physical improvements, you need to work your body harder than usual. Ideally you should be
participating in a moderate-intensity activity for a minimum of 30 minutes per day (e.g. walking, urban poling,
biking, swimming, and aerobic and exercise classes) to increase the health and function of your heart, lungs, and
circulatory system.

It always helps if you choose an activity that you feel comfortable doing or learning, but don’t let a little
insecurity keep you from trying something new. If not already the case, what’s important is to incorporate
physical activity into a part of your regular daily routine. Here are some tips to help you excel at your activity
of choice.

Warm it up. Your entire body needs to be gradually warmed up to prepare for the upcoming demands of the
aerobic activity. During a warm-up your heart rate gradually elevates so it can meet the increased need for
oxygen and your muscles gradually prepare to help you hit your peak performance. For the first five minutes,
start out slowly and then your overall workout will be much more effective.

Ramp it up. If you're looking for results you need to put the effort into the activity. While you don't want to
overdo it, you do want to get your heart rate elevated into its target zone. If looking for a beneficial outcome,
longer periods of moderately-intense workouts are most effective. Short periods of high-intensity training are
fine when integrated into a circuit training workout or when used for athletic training. The days of "no pain, no
gain" are gone, as too much intensity will only lead to soreness and burnout.

Chug-a-lug. The body depends on water for survival. If we don’t get enough water, our bodies won’t function
at an optimal level, especially when exercising. Keep yourself hydrated before, during and after activity.
According to the Mayo Clinic, when engaging in any moderate activity that makes you sweat, you should drink
1–3 cups of water to compensate for the loss. Those involved in more vigorous, intense activities should consider
sports drinks which replace sodium and electrolytes.

Slow it down. Just as your body needs to warm-up, it also needs a cool-down period. Take some time to
gradually let your heart-rate lower. Stopping aerobic activity abruptly can cause a number of problems and make
you feel light-headed.

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Stretch it out. It's always a good idea to stretch for a
few minutes after exercise and concentrate on the
muscles that have been used during the activity.
Muscles that remain flexible are far less likely to be
injured than ones that are tight.

Switch it up. If trying out a new activity, start with
small, realistic goals that lead to larger goals. Consider
keeping a journal to review how you’ve progressed and
to evaluate what does and
doesn’t work. Take pictures
of yourself to see how
you’ve changed over time.
And aim to connect with
your exercise on a deeper
level as opposed to
thinking it’s a “must-do” on
your long list of tasks.
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                                                                    April 2010 | The Bulletin 19
 hort happenings...

                                                                                                      by Anne Hill

April is an exciting time in the garden, full of promise.     Looking farther ahead, we are planning a bus trip to
The early spring bulbs have used the food stored in           two beautiful gardens: Plant Paradise Country Garden
their underground reserves to get through the winter          in Albion, where we will have a guided tour and
and they are beginning to provide welcome splashes of         catered lunch, and Lost Horizons Garden and Nursery
colour. In my garden it starts with snowdrops,                in Acton. The date is Saturday July 10th and the cost is
crocuses, scilla, grape hyacinths and other delicate          $50 per person. It promises to be a great day; we’d be
small bulbs then moves on to tulips, daffodils,               delighted to have you join us.
hyacinths and alliums.
                                                              We are an enthusiastic group of gardeners, from
Many of the most interesting and brilliant summer             beginners to experienced, from all over East
flowers also store their food in bulbs, corms and tubers:     Gwillimbury. We meet the third Tuesday of the month
lilies, dahlias, gladioli, begonias, canna and calla lilies   from February to November at 7:30 pm at Mount
and many others. These need to be planted in the              Albert Community Centre, 53 Main Street, Mount
spring. On April 20th Nikola Warnock will speak at            Albert. We welcome visitors and new members.
the Mount Albert Garden and Horticultural Society             Visitors pay just $2 per meeting.
meeting on the topic “Garden Design with Bulbs,
Corms and Tubers”. Having seen Nikola’s wonderful             For more information on the youth or adult programs,
garden I know we’re in for a treat as she gives us ideas      or our bus trip, please call 905-478-8450 or visit
on incorporating these diverse beauties into our    
gardens and caring for them. We will also be holding
our annual photography competition at this meeting.

The junior gardeners will be transplanting cuttings and
seedlings that evening, in preparation for our Spring
Plant Sale on May 29th. They meet from 7 – 7:30pm
and welcome new members aged 6 – 16.

On Saturday, May 1st we will be out and about in the
six community gardens we maintain, getting started on
weeding, cleaning up and dividing plants which have
outgrown their space.

The Literacy Garden which has been created at the
Holland Landing Community Centre with the
assistance of a Trillium Foundation grant is almost
complete; the donated benches will be installed as soon
as the ground has thoroughly thawed. The opening
celebration will be held on May 15th from 11am
until 1pm.

                                                                                               Photo: Christine Benns

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                                                       April 2010 | The Bulletin 21
                          ongoing events
EVERY SUNDAY & THURSDAY                                          Looking for teens and adults that can play a brass, woodwind
Mount Albert Run Club                                            or percussion instrument.
Sundays @ 8:00 am & Thursdays @ 7:00 pm                                                      ••••••••
Ross Family Complex/Mount Albert Library                         EVERY TUESDAY EVENING
For information contact Steve at 905-717-9431                    York Highlands Chorus Rehearsals
                              ••••••••                           7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SUNDAYS (No Holiday Weekends)                                    Old Firehall, 140 Main Street S., Newmarket.
Spinning Spurs Dance Classes                                     Call Cheryl at 905-895-5595 or
7:00 pm. Couples $5.00                                           Also available to perform at a variety of venues.
Queensville Masonic Hall                                                                     ••••••••
Call Darlene or Al Crofton at 905-895-3835                       EVERY TUESDAY EVENING
Dances include: Country, East Coast Swing, ChaCha & Waltz        Seniors Play Euchre
                              ••••••••                           7:00 pm
MONDAY EVENINGS                                                  40 Royal Oak Road. Mt. Albert
Square Dance Classes                                             Call Barbara @ 905-557-0143
7:00 pm                                                                                       ••••••••
Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place, 474 Davis Drive                 1st TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Call Doug or Heather at 905-478-2200 or                          Holland Landing Chapter IODE                                            7:00 pm
Couples of all ages welcome. Learn the basics of modern square   Call Anne at 905-895-4699
dancing. Low impact exercise.                                    We are a Canadian women’s charitable organization, committed
                              ••••••••                           to improving the quality of life for children, youth and those in
MONDAY EVENINGS                                                  need through educational, social service and citizenship
York Region Community Choir                                      programs.
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm                                                                           ••••••••
York Region Admin. Building, Room B, Yonge Street, Nmkt.         1st & 3rd TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
Call Pauline at 905-715-7487 or          The Newmarket-East Gwillimbury Kinsmen Club
If you love to sing, give us a try.                              Community Centre Hall, River Drive Park
                              ••••••••                           Call Bob at 905-478-5333.
MONDAY AFTERNOONS & EVENINGS                                                                 ••••••••
Holland Landing Golden Anchor Seniors Bid Euchre                 2nd TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
1:00 pm & 7:30 pm, Everyone is welcome to join in.               York-Simcoe Naturalists Meeting
Holland Landing Community Centre                                 7:30 pm
Tuesday Evenings: Plain Euchre - 7:30 pm                         River Drive Park Community Centre, 20 Oak Avenue
Wednesday Afternoons: Bid Euchre - 1:00 pm                       Call 905-898-2329. All welcome. Bring your own mug.
Friday Afternoons: Carpet Bowling - 1:00 pm                                                  ••••••••
                              ••••••••                           2nd TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
2nd MONDAY OF THE MONTH                                          Business Women’s Networking Association (BWNA)
One Parent Families Newmarket & Area Chapter                     12:00 pm
We can offer you subsidized programs for you and your family     Shoeless Joe’s, on Woodbine Avenue, Sharon
or grandchildren. Social outings, meetings with speakers,        Check out
dances, Christmas Party and much more.                                                       ••••••••
Call today at 905-557-0143. Membership $50 annually.             2nd & 4th TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
                               ••••••••                          Sharon & District Lions Club
4th MONDAY OF THE MONTH                                          6:45 pm
The Gwillimbury Quilt Guild                                      Temperance Hall in Sharon
1:00 pm                                                          Ellerby Farr at 905-478-4337. New Members always welcome.
Queensville United Church, 20453 Leslie Street                                               ••••••••
Guest fee is $5.00 Contact: Liz Born 905-853-0173                2nd & 4th TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
                               ••••••••                          Mount Albert & District Lions Club
TUESDAY EVENINGS                                                 6:45 pm Lions Hall. New Members always welcome.
Newmarket Citizens Band                                                                      ••••••••
8:00 pm. Sir William Mulock High School, Newmarket               2nd & 4th TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
                                                                 Holland Landing Snowmobile Club meetings
22 The Bulletin | April 2010                                     7:30pm
61 Cedar Street, Holland Landing                                 Call Joyce Brown at 905-473-2770
Check out                                         New members are welcome. We have Bingo, Euchre, Bid
                              ••••••••                           Euchre, Bus trips, Shuffleboard, Dinners, BBQ's and more.
3rd TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH                                                                   ••••••••
Members of the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce              2nd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
7:00 am, breakfast at 7:30 am, personal intros at 8:30 am        Newmarket and Area Newcomer’s Club
Location varies                                                  A social group form women. Gatherings, plus special interest
Contact the office at (905) 478-8447 or            groups meet throughout each month.
                             ••••••••                            Call Judy 905-841-6741 or Nancy 905-841-4094
3rd TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH                                                                   ••••••••
Mount Albert United Church Community Luncheon                    2nd & 4th WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
11:30 am to 1:00 pm, continuous serve                            North Union Hall Euchre
Cost: $7.00.                                                     7:30 pm
41 Alice Stree, Mt. Albert                                       Boag Road, east of Woodbine
                             ••••••••                            Admission $2.00, includes lunch. All welcome.
3rd TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH                                                                   ••••••••
Mount Albert Garden and Horticultural Society                    1st THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
7:30pm – February to November                                    Union Street Women’s Institute Branch
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm - Youth Group (not July or August)             1:30 pm. All ladies welcome.
Mount Albert Community Centre, 53 Main Street                    North Union Community Centre, 2624 Boag Road
Guests pay $2 per meeting.                                       Call 905-989-1679 or 905-473-6411
Call 905-478-8450 or                                  ••••••••
A friendly group of gardeners from beginners to experienced      2nd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
who welcome guests and new members. We have interesting          East Gwillimbury Historical Society
guest speakers and refreshments.                                 7:30 pm
                             ••••••••                            Queensville Community Centre
3rd TUESDAY OF THE MONTH                                         Call Nancy Eves at 905-478-2149 or
The Newmarket Horticultural Society                                                          ••••••••
8:00 pm – January to November                                    2nd & 4th THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
New Location: Ray Twinney Complex, 100 Eagle St., L2.            Holland Landing & District Lions Club
Guests $2                                                        7:00 pm
Call 905-898-6381 or                         Holland Landing Community Centre on Yonge Street
Interesting and knowledgeable guest speakers, raffle draws and                               ••••••••
refreshments. New members and guests are always welcome!         3rd THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
                             ••••••••                            Holland Landing Country & Western Jamboree
LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH                                      7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Mt. Albert Sports Day Committee Meetings                         Holland Landing Community Centre
7:30 pm                                                          Call Jacquie or Walt at 905-473-7072
Mt. Albert Community Centre, 53 Main Street                                                  ••••••••
Call Lee Sitarz 905-473-9388                                     Widows and Widowers Social Group
Looking for input & new members to keep the tradition going!     We offer fun, social events, and support for all ages.
                             ••••••••                            Meet new people and make new friends.
EVERY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY                                       Call 905-967-3274 or 905-836-4417
Jackrabbits Trail Run Club                                                                   ••••••••
Wednesdays @ 7 pm - Holborn Forest (1km east of Hwy. 48)         DROP-IN FOR ARTISANS & CRAFTERS
Saturdays @ 8 am - Ravenshoe Trail (McCowan, south of            Mondays: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Holland Landing C. Centre
Ravenshoe Rd.) Request info at             Wednesdays: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Ross Family Complex
                             ••••••••                            An opportunity to finish a project you are working on and
EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING                                          meet others who have the same interests.
Seniors play Bingo                                                                           ••••••••
7:00 pm                                                          FREE DROP-IN CENTRE @ The Family Place
40 Royal Oak Road, Mount Albert                                  Mon - Fri 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Call Barbara @ 905-557-0143                                      Lower level of the Mount Albert Community Centre
                             ••••••••                            Call 905-473-5929.
Mount Albert Friendship Club - For Seniors
Ross Family Complex, Centre St., Mt. Albert

                                                                                        April 2010 | The Bulletin 23
Sharon Lions Grocery Giveaway Draw Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our Grocery Giveaway Draw for Gift Cards from Vince's Market.

The first prize, a $500.00 card went to Linda Shackleton of Newmarket. Second prize, a $250.00 card went
to Dale Jackson of Keswick and third prize, a $125.00 card went to Gerry Thompson of Bradford.

The Sharon Lions would like to thank everyone who supported this effort to raise funds in support of our
community service efforts in East Gwillimbury.
A special thanks goes to Vince's Market for
their support.

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Thank you
W   e would like to take this opportunity to thank all of
you (and there are so many) who helped sell tickets,
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money as well as setting up and tearing down to make
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O   n February 27, at the Mount Albert Community
Center Cathy Morton and Dean Sinclair put on a              SALES • SERVICE • INSTALLATION
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his family, he has terminal cancer and is on a clinical         905-235-HEAT (4328)
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Mount Albert and continues to reside here with his
wife Connie and their 2 sons
Dallas and Mark Jr.
The response from the town and
community was overwhelming
and close to 600 tickets were
sold with over 80 silent auction
gift donated. From the hall to the
music to the food and door
prizes, everything was donated. I
have lived in Mount Albert since
1979 and worked in town since
1989 and have always loved our
community. When Mark needed
help everyone was there and I am
so proud of this town.

Mark’s mom,
Sharon Revell

                                                                       April 2010 | The Bulletin 25
  Up for Golf                                                                                   by Melanie Jung

Okay all you golf dreamers, it’s time to stop tormenting your house pets with your indoor practice.

Golf season is nigh and the ground frost will be all but a distant memory soon. All that planning and dreaming
over these winter months – and the new clubs you got from Santa – can soon be put into practice on the real
thing! Your vast green wonderland of peace and tranquility awaits.

The key to a successful season is different for each golfer but actively caring for your physical health, will give
you the best chances to achieve success.

Most golfers take more than 90 strokes – plus one or two extra practice swings for each stroke. It adds up – not
only the tally on the scorecard but also the toll on your body during the round from taking all those hacks – I
mean swings.

Mark Sharpe, C.P.G.A. Professional and Director of Golf at Pheasant Run Golf Course, says,
“Be concerned for your general health and fitness. What you eat and how you exercise is all a collective part
of performance in playing golf – and being comfortable on the golf course.”

There are a few key things to remember on the course. Do take a few minutes to do a full body warm-up
(stretches and a brisk walk) before hitting your first ball. This is especially important in cooler weather. It’s also
important to stay loose throughout the round.

If you are walking the course, make sure that your carry bag is properly fit to your body (your local CPGA pro
can help). Adjust the two shoulder straps so that the bag’s weight is borne not only by your shoulders but also
by your hips – the bag should rest just below the small of your back. This will help you avoid undue stress on
your lower back, neck and shoulders – before you even take a swing.

The golf swing itself can be a recipe for back pain and injury. Even the touring pros sometimes develop back
injuries on the driving range or on the course, and they’ve got better swings than we do. That means it’s even
more important for amateur golfers to develop sound swing technique and exercise regime to help avoid injury.

Be mindful that among the many body parts involved in the golf swing, the lower back is at particular risk. This
risk increases for golfers who don’t have much flexibility in their mid-back (thoracic spine) or in their hips
(or both).

Clinically speaking, the golf swing is essentially the torquing of the upper body against the lower body. This
action puts a tremendous level of stress on the intervertebral discs in your lower back. While this torquing
action does help you hit the ball a long way, the tremendous stress of this action on the lower back – during a
singular instance or spread over the course of hundreds of swings – can cause painful or even debilitating injury
to a disc(s). Injuries range from tightness in the lower back (golfers who pop an Advil at the 10th hole!) All the
way to herniations and sprains (golfers who can’t stand up straight).

26 The Bulletin | April 2010
The good news is that injuries to your lower back are
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Actively care for your physical health this year. You’ll
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golf course.                                                                                           41 Alice Street, Mount Albert

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Melanie Jung lives in Holland Landing and is a
                                                                                      Open the last Wednesday of every month
Registered Physiotherapist with East Gwillimbury                                     from 2-6 pm, rear entrance of the Church.
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                                    Original and superb craftsmanship throughout, including: elegant trim,
                                    crown moldings and archways, oversized baseboards, 9 ½ foot ceilings,
                                    original doors and pine floors.

                                    Updates include: high efficiency gas furnace, central air conditioning, gas
                                    fireplace, large windows that replicate the originals, eave lighting, outdoor
                                    lanterns, plumbing, electrical, and improved insulation.
                                    Ample parking and signage.

                    Phone David or Cindy Bates (905) 478-8440.                             No agents please.

                                                                                                April 2010 | The Bulletin 27

Tax Breaks
If a parent or grandparent (over 65) lives with you,
even if they are not your dependent.
                                                                                                by Ian Hawkins

If, at any time in the tax year, you (either alone or with another person) maintained a dwelling and you or your
spouse's or common-law partner's parent or grandparent aged 65 or older lived with you, you may be able to claim
the Caregiver Amount tax credit. This non-refundable tax credit is reduced when the net income of the parent
or grandparent exceeds a certain level.

The parent or grandparent must at the time have been a resident of Canada, and the tax credit is not available if
they were just visiting you.

This tax credit is also available when certain other dependent relatives are living with you (see below), but for
other relatives the tax credit is not available unless the relative is dependent on you due to mental or physical

If you are able to claim the caregiver amount for a dependent relative, and the dependent is eligible for the
disability tax credit, any unused portion of this credit may be transferable to you. If you cannot claim the
caregiver amount because the dependent's income is too high, you may still be able to transfer any unused portion
of the disability tax credit.

Tax credit may be available if dependent relative lives with you.

If, at any time in the tax year, you (either alone or with another person) maintained a dwelling where you and a
dependent relative lived, you may be able to claim the Caregiver Amount tax credit. The dependent must have
been 18 years of age or over, and dependent on you due to a mental or physical infirmity. This tax credit is
reduced if the dependent's income exceeds a certain level. The dependent must be your child or grandchild, or
you or your spouse or common-law partner's sibling, niece, nephew, aunt, or uncle (for parent or grandparent see
above). They must have been a resident of Canada, and the tax credit is not available if they were just
visiting you.

Eligible Dependant

An individual who cannot claim the married or common-law credit may claim the eligible dependant credit for a
wholly dependent person if all the following conditions are met at a point in time (the relevant time) during
the year:
1. The individual must not have a spouse or common law partner, or, if so, can neither have supported, nor lived
    with, nor have been supported by his or her spouse or common-law partner.
2. The individual must support a dependant and live with the dependant in a self-contained domestic
    establishment (the home) that he or she maintains (either alone or jointly with another person).
3. At the relevant time the supported person must be:
    i) Related to the taxpayer by blood marriage, common-law partnership or adoption;

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    ii) Under 18, or mentally or physically infirm, unless the person is a parent or grandparent;
    iii) Resident in Canada, unless the person is a child of the taxpayer; and,
    iv) Wholly dependent for support on the individual, or on the individual and other person(s) who maintain
         the home.

Under these circumstances, it is possible for a caregiver who is single, separated or divorced to be able to claim
both the Caregiver Amount tax credit AND claim the parent or grandparent as an eligible dependant.

Remember: Employees must file taxes and pay any amount owing to CRA by April 30, 2010. Self-employed
individuals can hold-off filing until June 15, 2010 but must also pay any amount owing to CRA by April 30, 2010.

If you have been told by CRA to make installment payments through the year and fail to do so, you will be
charged penalties and interest for missed payments if tax is found to be owing after you filed.

Ian Hawkins runs Mount Albert Tax Company – next to the Post Office on Centre Street, Mount Albert.

                                                                                April 2010 | The Bulletin 29
        Registration 2010

                                                          HOCKEY REGISTRATION
                                                              2010-2011 Season
                                                                    BE AN EAGLE !!!
                                                        PLAY HOCKEY WITH THE EAST GWILLIMBURY
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                  in Mount Albert
       Now Registering for Spring Session!
      Saturday mornings for children (6-12)
     Have fun making art in many different media.
      Wednesday mornings for adults/seniors
    Beginners welcome to learn painting and drawing.

        • Art activities for Beavers, Brownies, etc.
            • Art lessons for home schooling
       • Private lessons at your home or my studio

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        Phone for information and registration:         BRING A NEW REGISTRANT TO E.G.M.H.A.
                   905-473-5006                          AND RECEIVE A $50 REBATE ON YOUR
             website:                     REGISTRATION FEE!!!
                                                        (Note: This is a onetime discount only and does not apply to siblings)

30 The Bulletin | April 2010

                                                                             YOGA                          JOANNE ROYCE
                                                                                                           certified Yoga Instructor

                                                                                     Beginner & Intermediate Classes
                                                                                  Day and Evening Classes available
                                                                                     8 week course starting April 26
                                                                                       ** Call Ahead - Space Limited **

                                                                             Sharon                     905-478-8245

                               calling all horse lovers!
   HARROGATE HILLS RIDING SCHOOL                                                                           Celebrating 25 Years of
                    Summer Camp Registration on NOW!                                                           Summer Camp!
    Creating a relationship with a horse enhances self-confidence, poise, responsibility, trust,
                                communication, and collaboration.
                In celebration of our 25th year we are offering special discounts!
           Visit for information and registration forms

                     Weekly Beginner Lessons Beginning Now!                                    
                        Call for a free riding assessment!                                                18786 McCowan Road
        Whether you’re brand-new to the sport or an experienced rider, you’ll gain skills                   Mount Albert, ON
                   and confidence under the direction of our trained staff.
              Lessons for all levels for ages 7 and up • Multiple Riding Areas • Group or Private

Remember! The children's fitness tax credit lets parents claim up to $500 per year for eligible
fitness expenses paid for each child who is under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year in
which the expenses are paid.

                                                                                                    April 2010 | The Bulletin 31
             OLD PAPER ITEMS
    Old Photographs/Negatives - Old Postcards
Old Advertising, Flyers, Maps, Catalogues, Magazines,
       Posters, Printing Plates, Camera and
                 Camera Accessories.
   Please call: 905-898-2213 or 416-564-0251

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