At the February 29 meeting of the Golden Gears Car Club, an election was held to install the officers and directors of the newly revived car lovers organization. Deputy mayor of South Dundas, Jim Locke, was on hand to swear in the duly elected board and to outline for all club members the duties associated with each position. From the left are Jim Locke, Brian Erratt, 1st vice president, Henry Swank, president, Jim Millard, secretary, Ken Hasson, treasurer, Wayne Barkley, past president, Stephane Aube, director, Jeff Beaupre, membership chairman and Garry Tracey, director. Absent from the photo is Gaby Swank, public relations and communications chair person. The next general Meeting of the Golden Gears is Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Iroquois Legion. New members are very welcome.
Princess Ariel arrived from her kingdom under the sea. Spiderman took time off from web-slinging to attend. Even Mickey Mouse dropped in.
The Enchanted Fun Fair, organized by the Morrisburg & District Figure Skating Club at the Morrisburg Arena on Saturday, May 12, was, by all accounts, a great success.
“Our original hope and goal was to have at least 100 children come out for our event,” said Club president Julie VanHoof. “By noon, we had reached that goal, with three hours still to go. We are all very pleased.”
Van Hoof credited Tracy Yalden with heading up the Enchanted Fun Fair fund raiser. “We held this fair to replace the cost of a competition we did not have this year,” Yalden and VanHoof explained.
The character actors, who posed with, and delighted, the young visitors were from Ottawa’s official Princess Parties. They also organized games and a mini stage show.
The inflatable castle and other bounce play structures came from Tribeck Inflatables and drew long line ups.
Very popular among visitors young and old were the bunnies, goats and chicks, and the pot-bellied pigs, provided by Vanderlaand, The Barnyard Zoo.
Also very popular were bean bag toss games and the face painting tables. Naturally there was cotton candy and lots of other treats for everyone to enjoy.
“We received big support from our community,” VanHoof said. “Lots of local organizations made generous donations, and the Banks of Nova Scotia and Montreal are matching our profits. Representatives from both banks were with us today.”
At the August 11, council meeting, EDP Renewables representatives Ken Little and Tom Lo Turco asked one more last time for a municipal support resolution for the proposed South Branch II project, and this time, […]
Parents, teachers and fellow students gathered at Seaway District High School on Thursday, November 22, at 7 p.m., to celebrate the undergraduate winners of academic honours last year. Welcomed by principal Terry Gardiner, the recipients were from grade nine to grade 11.
“It was really a wonderful evening,” said Mark Lewis, guidance counsellor at Seaway. “It is always great to honour this school’s finest award winners. The ceremony was very well attended by staff, students, families and the community.”
It is a long standing tradition at Seaway to recognize the efforts of grades 9-11 students in a special assembly in the late fall.
This year 85 students were presented with awards in all different subject areas, including co-op, by their teachers and administration. The awards are based on highest academic standing in a given subject area. Also presented at the ceremony are special Character Education Awards, from the Upper Canada board, that recognize solid citizenship.