All three fire stations in the South Dundas Fire Department held open houses on Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. complete with tours, free souvenirs and barbecue munchies. Fire Chief Chris McDonough said the open houses were a a great success and that he’s “looking forward to doing it again next year.” At the Williamsburg location the local children were having fun climbing into, out of, and on the fire trucks. From all appearances, they were loving every minute of it.
The people who bring Early Years programming to communities across Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, have quietly been offering new youth services across Dundas County.
In late summer, the Dundas Youth Centre opened its doors in Winchester at the new Winchester Community Care Building. And, since September 6, staff from the Dundas Youth Centre have been hosting a drop-in nights at the Iroquois Civic Centre.
While the Dundas Youth Centre in Winchester is gaining in popularity, with 27 area youth participating in last week’s Fear Factor night, the Iroquois site has yet to have anyone drop-in.
“We are hopeful we will see a few out this week,” said Carrie Van Allen, who supervises the programs.
Staffing the Youth Centre are two well-qualified program facilitators, Sean Whelan and Kaitlin Herfkens. The drop-in nights at the Iroquois Civic Centre are for all area youth ages 9-17. They take place every Friday from 2:30-5 p.m. Games, cooking, movies, arts and crafts, sports activities and theme nights will take place.
A Morrisburg drop in site will be added to the program schedule starting October 7. Initially, they will be open from 2:30-5 Mondays and will take place at the South Dundas Municipal Centre. They already hope to expand the hours in Morrisburg from 5- 8 p.m., but are awaiting confirmation of space availability.
The Youth Centres, Early Years Centres, Learning Centres and Youth Programs are all part of the community services provided, free of charge, to residents of SD&G by the GIAG.
GIAG’s youth program mission is to provide safe haven free of judgement and biases for youth.
GIAG aims to provide opportunities for youth to participate in activities, make positive life choices through mentoring, and to develop social and life skills that encourage personal growth. While assisting youth in becoming responsible and productive citizens, building positive relationships between youth and community is encouraged.
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On February 22, at a special ceremony in Toronto, Charlene Rose, the Continuous Improvement Manager at the Kraft Foods plant in Ingleside, was one of seven employees across Canada to receive a Canadian Leadership of Excellence Award.
The daughter of Ed and Estella Rose of Winchester, Charlene lives with her husband David (Conners) and their two children, Eilish and son Aidan north of Iroquois.
The Award is the highest Canadian award available and is given annually by the Kraft Canada Executive Team to honor those employees whose behavior, actions and results reflect Kraft’s core values and, ultimately, outstanding leadership.
According to a profile presented at the banquet, Charlene “is a renowned Canadian expert in cheese. Charlene has taken Kraft’s focus on Lean Six Sigma to new heights. Her long term strategy and drive for record productivity, along with her ability to challenge our lean resources and build the culture it takes to implement work improvements has resulted in several big successes in 2011, which set us up for success in the future.”
In the company’s congratulatory release it is pointed out that “the strength of our company is the direct results of the strength of our people. And everyday, employees across Kraft Canada are quietly going about their day, doing what they need to do to help the business achieve incredible results and built their own success.”
“But year after year, there are a few individuals who seem to go the extra mile and continue to demonstrate outstanding leaders. And these individuals are this year’s Canadian Leader Excellence Award winners.”