Discarded smoking materials are the likely cause of the fire that destroyed this Levere Road hunting camp building in South Dundas. South Dundas Fire and Emergency Services attend the scene to extinguish the blaze around 2 p.m. November 28.
While the Carefor Cornwall Hospice is gearing up for their annual fund raising telethon through which they hope to raise $80,000, there is another way that the community can help them double that amount.
Cornwall Hospice, is a 10 bed residential facility that provides free end of life care for those who prefer not to stay in hospital or can no longer stay at home.
The services of the hospice have been used by many local residents, yet many are unaware of the facility and the service it offers.
Rhonda VanBeilen, a broker at Brister Insurance in Morrisburg had been unaware of the Cornwall Hospice until she learned about it from her brother David Lapier.
Once she learned about the facility she did something that could help Cornwall Hospice in a big way.
She nominated Cornwall Hospice for the national Aviva Community Fund contest which gives away $1 million to various organizations across the county.
For this nomination to become funds for Hospice, community support is needed.
VanBeilen explained that all you have to do is register at avivacommunityfund.org and then you are eligible to vote for this medium project once per day per email account.
“You only have to register once, so it’s easy,” said VanBeilen.
The top 30 projects according to number of votes will move on to the contest semi finals.
Last week the Carefor Hospice nomination was among the top 30, and VanBeilen hopes that they will be able to maintain that good standing to move on to the semifinals.
Carefor Cornwall Hospice is partially funded by the government, but $500,000 in fund raising over and above that funding is needed to keep it operational.
Francis Henderson of Terrdale Farms in Brinston, did it again at the Dundas Seed, Forage and Agricultural Show, and this year his family also did some winning of their own.
The show held, Friday March 8, at Matilda Hall in Dixon’s Corners attracted a large crowd, who enjoyed agriculture industry related exhibits that filled the hall and the parking lot.
Henderson, who is the perennial winner of the show, was able to accumulate enough points to be named the show’s Premier Exhibitor for 2013.
He was also Premier Seed Exhibitor and Reserve Forage Exhibitor, only one point behind the Premier Forage Exhibitor.
Ian and Tracy Porteous of Ayrporte Farm were named Premier Forage Exhibitor.
Tracy is Henderson’s daughter. The Porteous’ were Reserve Premier Exhibitors, had the Champion Forage Exhibit and Champion Dry Hay Exhibit.
Henderson also had the show’s Champion Haylage Exhibit and Champion Soybean Exhibit.
Doreen Henderson, Francis’ wife, won the Champion Baker award for her oatmeal cookies, which were judged the best of 12 entries by South Dundas mayor Steven Byvelds and North Dundas mayor Eric Duncan.
The recipe, was a new one she tried and liked. The judges liked it too.
Bruce Porteous, son of Tracy and Ian and grandson of Francis and Doreen Henderson, won the Premier 4-H Exhibitor award.
Paul Ropars took home the Premier First Time Exhibitor award.
John and Jeannette Devries of Toyes Hill Farm took home multiple awards as well. They were Reserve Forage Exhibitor, had the Champion Corn Silage Exhibit, Champion Cereal Exhibit, won first place in the Wheat in Field Crop Classes and Champion Special Shelled Corn Bin Class.
Tibben Farms Inc. won for Champion Shelled Corn and Champion Ear Corn.
It might have been raining in areas around the Iroquois air port, but overhead, Sunday, July 20, the weather was perfect. Nearly 700 people, including pilots and passengers from 50 planes and two helicopters, arrived in Iroquois to enjoy a breakfast served up by volunteers from Ross Video.
John Ross was very pleased with the level of community support. He was equally appreciative of the hard work done by all the event volunteers, whether directing planes on to the field, acting as air traffic advisors, or working behind the stoves, during a day which began well before the first aircraft touched down.
“Our Ross Video people were fabulous,” Ross said. “We streamlined our kitchen service this year and it worked out very well. Even better, Cherie Scott has agreed to head up our kitchen team. The township also installed six high current outlets on the site, and what a difference they make for food preparation.”
Planes flew in from many directions. Michel Boucher of Embrun, landed his kit-built Mosquito Helicopter, and drew an immediate crowd. So did Luc Thibault of Lachute, who arrived in a 330 pound, hand-made yellow Hummel Bird. “They have a good breakfast here, and my refrigerator was empty,” he laughed, as he answered dozens of questions from the crowd.
A Chipmunk tandem cockpit 1949 deHavilland demonstrator, owned by Iroquois resident Reagh Simpson, flown by Jean-Pierre Chartrand and David Murray, also drew a great deal of interest at the Fly In. “This particular plane is actually written up in deHavilland’s official history,” Simpson said.
Also taking part in the very successful Fly In day, were over 50 vehicles belonging to the Golden Gears Car Club. Visitors made it clear they really enjoyed the combination of planes and cars at the event.
“We had fewer planes this year,” John Ross said, “but lots of area people came out to help support our Iroquois airport. The community is wonderful. This has been a very successful day.”