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Serving Caledon and the Headwaters Region
Bolton TD Canada Trust Branch raises over $21,000 for Sick Kids
Inside The Regional this month:
• The Motts • Tech News • Community Matters • Local Event Listngs and much more!
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Congratulations to the staff and customers of the TD Canada Trust branch at 12684 Hwy 50 in Bolton for achieving top fundraising branch of the country this year by raising over $21,000, surpassing over 1100 other TD branches. The cheque presentation was attended by branch staff and management, representatives from TD Canada Trust and Sick Kids. The faces that represented the children at Sick Kid’s for the branch and it’s patrons througout the fundraising period were local boys Jacob (6) and Isaiah (13), both currently being treated at Sick Kids. Photos of the
youngsters were posted at the branch and both youngsters - along with their families - were present for the cheque presentation. Each also received a team jersey from Calgary Flames right Winger Akim Aliu (shown bottom photo, centre with Branch Manager Marisa Kennedy). Local resident Danielle Zaremba (top photo, far right) was also present for the presentation, sharing how The Hospital for Sick Children helped on the long road to recovery after her life was changed forever in a car accident that claimed several lives and left her with severe injuries when she was only a small child.
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CPCC Launches Penny Drive
Bank of Montreal and Scotiabank (Bolton branches) are partnering with the Caledon Parent-Child Centre (CPCC) to launch a Penny Drive. The CPCC is a non-profit charitable corporation dedicated to providing support, resources and education that strengthen families and promote the optimal development of children. Bring your pennies to the CPCC, one of their many rural locations, BMO or Scotiabank. Every penny will help the CPCC to sustain and expand programs and resources. For info, visit www.cp-cc.org.
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Peel Paramedics are the first in Ontario to enrol cardiac arrest patients in a new trial examining whether cooling the body’s temperature as part of paramedic treatment will save more lives. The procedure is generally reserved for emergency room and Intensive Care Unit treatment. “We know that when a cardiac arrest patient’s temperature is lowered, the chances of severe brain damage and death are reduced,” says Dr. Cheskes, co-principal investigator of the trial and Medical Director, Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine. “Cooling a patient at the scene of the arrest may lead to even higher cardiac arrest survival rates in Peel and improve the possibility of survival without brain damage.” Cooling, also known as therapeutic hypothermia, involves administering a chilled saline solution intravenously to the patient as well as applying ice packs on the neck, armpit and groin areas. This can lower body temperature by 3 to 5 degrees Celsius, which decreases the work the heart has to do while injured and slows down the brain’s need for oxygen. In 2011, Peel paramedics responded to 1,175 cardiac arrests. To date, paramedics have enrolled eight patients; the trial began in Peel in early July. “The level of healthcare expertise our paramedics provide residents continues to grow with our participation in this trial,” says Peter Dundas, Chief, Peel Regional Paramedic Services. The trial is being led by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The trial is expected to last for two years and involve over 1,000 patients. Other emergency medical services are expected to join the study over the next few months. Peel Paramedics respond to more than 85,000 emergency medical calls every year. For more information about Peel Regional Paramedic Services, visit peelregion.ca/paramedics. The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-7917800, or visit our website at peelregion. ca.
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Note From The Editor
By Shelly Sargent Editor The Regional
Time once again for those August scorchers! The mercury is riding high in the thermometer and most of us are racking our brains looking for ways to beat that heat. But as hot as it is, we need to remember that there are always so many summer pleasures to enjoy in August. In addition to the local events that make summer in Caledon fun - like Cheltenham Day (Tues., August 7th), Bolton BIA’s Midnight Madness (Fri., August 10th), the Farm and Food Kids Cooking Camp (Mon. August 13th) and the Plowing Match (Thurs. Aug. 30th), there are countless great activities at the Caledon Public Library and the usual round of summer camp activities, events for senior’s and church activities. And let’s not forget two great local farmers’ markets where you can drop in, pick up some great locally grown food and browse the booths for everything from arts, crafts and exceptional baked goods to lamb, honey and corn fresh from local farms! Check out our event listing inside this issue for more great events happening in August! I wanted to take a moment to remind our readers once again that there’s been a lot of news recently about careless fires and water related deaths. We can never remind ourselves often enough that summer tragedies can often be avoided by taking the simplest of safety measures. * If you plan to have a bonfire or burn items this summer, make sure you have a burn permit and call before you light that fire! * If you are near water, follow safety procedures: never swim alone, keep children and pets supervised and maintain constant vigilance. In our pages this month, Deb Robertson needs support, Stan Cameron talks a bit about summer being family time and Justin Popovic tells us that Being Realistic Holds You Back. Rounding things out, Paul and Carol Mott share Two Views of the Olympic Games, David Mielke discusses ways to beat the boredom with a few Summer Bored Games and Dr. Katie McKeown discusses Sun Safety. I hope you enjoy reading this issue of The Regional! Enjoy the remainder of the summer safely!
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor; The 2nd Bolton Pathfinder Unit, one of the more senior branches within Girl Guides for 12 to 15 year olds, would like to thank the CIBC allowing us to use their sponsored booth at the Bolton Fall Fair. This generosity helped support the unit’s cookies selling campaign to raise funds for the girl’s cultural visit to Europe in July 2013. The purpose of this visit is to learn about the international guiding community and to share and promote the sisterhood of Canadian Guiding. The main highlights of the trip will be visits to the World Guiding Centers in England and in Switzerland where the girls will have an opportunity to participate in local guiding activities bringing them unique and unforgettable experiences. It is with the help of organizations such as the CIBC that the girls will achieve their fundraising goals and be able to fully participate in this chance of a lifetime. The girls will be working hard over the next year planning and running different fundraising activities to help supplement the costs of this visit such as community garage sales and an adult dinner, dance and silent auction event on November 23, 2012. For more information on these and other fundraising activities, contact Lisa Morgan at SOTH@rogers.com.
Dear Editor; The Rotary Club of Palgrave participates in directing and administrating the celebrations and events of the Caledon Canada Day that are held at the Albion Hills Conservation. As such we would like to thank everyone that attended this event and made it such a great success. Close to 7000 people enjoyed the day that offered free entertainment for both kids and adults and of course great fireworks. Palgrave Rotary
was involved in monitoring and greeting all that attended that day. We also were accepting donations at the entrance gate and as usual the community was very generous in their support. Be assured that 100% of the donations are used to accomplish all the projects that are undertaken by our club. Please accept our sincere appreciation for your continued support. Thank you Caledon. Palgrave Rotary Club.
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The Motts....Two points of view on the Olympic Games
When it comes to parading our patriotism, and a lust for glory, we Canadians, now, take a back seat to no-one... chanting “Go, Canada, Go”, and wavin’ the red given any opportunity. These summer games are prime example. From sea to shining sea, Canucks have parked their pusses in front of the tube, their peepers fixed on that guy or gal sporting the leaf. The event is irrelevant. Be it putting the shot, the hop, skip and jump, or trip, stumble and face-plant, it’s us, versus the world... and gold is the goal! For two weeks plus, we heap adoration on little known athletes, most, soon to be forgotten, cheering them on in contests we generally ignore. (Check any list of the most popular sports in this country (hockey, always number one) and “track and field” never cracks the top ten.) There was a time in the Great White North, when we told ourselves that the “spirit” of the Games was more important than the prized hardware, that, like the ancient Greeks, we put more value in the challenge, brotherhood and sportsmanship. The daily medal count didn’t dominate newscasts leaving us feeling like underachievers... finishing 22nd or so, drew polite applause for effort, not a condemnation of athletes or programs But, those days are gone! We too want to thump our chests, and scream to the world, “We’re number one!” If there’s gold up for grabs, we want it! Be it the high-hurdles, egg-inthe-spoon or three-legged race... all nations will rise for the playing of O’Canada! After years and years, of being almost, almost-ran’s, the COC (Canadian Olympic Committee) finally dropped the pretense that winning is not “the only thing”, and activated programs to better our performance. It put our athletes on the “Road to Excellence”, the goal being... “Own the Podium!” It’s a lofty target, but, hey, who knows... maybe someday. In the world of sport, on any given day...anything is possible. Good luck, Canucks! I look forward every two years to the Olympics! I know they are expensive, I know the system for awarding the Olympics is suspect, but I don’t care. It’s a time to see the best, to marvel at the magnificence of these athletes and to admire the courage the stamina and the persistence of people with passion. We should all have just a fraction of the spirit they embody. For 2 weeks I immerse myself in stories of the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat! So what if I’m not one to watch every track meet going or someone who cares about soccer other than when my own child is playing. During the Olympics my appreciation for every sport grows and I’ll discuss it with anyone who will listen. I am an unabashed Olympics booster and think that the games pull us together as a country even if it is just to argue over who we think should have won! I love the profiles of the athletes and the spotlight on the host country. Remember Vancouver? The world does. Breathtaking in its beauty the residual goodwill will last for years and be a draw for tourists. Winning is important and any athlete worth their salt knows that. If you’re not going for gold, don’t go. That said, if you don’t get it you are a still a member of an elite group and that is an incredible accomplishment. As always there will be criticism of the host country, some of it deserved, some of it the griping of a media looking for controversy to sell papers. As jaded as we may have become seeing so many athletes taking steroids and cheating to gain fame and fortune, when the Olympics roll around I’m there, ready, willing and able to cheer on our best and admire the rest.
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Chief Coroner Urging Families To Be Safe Around Water
Ontario’s Chief Coroner, Dr. Andrew McCallum, is reminding all Ontarians to be safe around water this summer. Drowning deaths can be prevented when individuals act responsibly around water. This reminder is prompted by more than a dozen drowning deaths so far this month. While drowning deaths of children under the age of five have dropped significantly in recent years - from 13 in 2010 to just three in 2011 alcohol remains a prevalent risk factor in many drowning deaths. In June 2011, the Office of the Chief Coroner released a report on accidental drowning deaths following a review of deaths • Alcohol was a contributing factor in 67 per cent of the drowning deaths studied between 15-64 years of age. Overall, 44 per cent of drowning deaths were alcohol related. • 85 per cent of the drowning deaths reviewed were male.
Recent Deaths Prompt Reminder That Drowning Is Preventable
that occurred between May and September 2010. Led by Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner - Inquests, the review revealed some startling statistics about alcohol and drowning deaths as well as the use of life jackets. The report pointed to four key recommendations for individuals: 1. Learn to swim - swimming is a basic life skill that everyone should be taught regardless of age. 2. Wear a lifejacket or a personal flotation device - even if you are a strong swimmer, as fatigue can set in very quickly. 3. Adults should closely supervise children at all times around water. Children can drown quickly and quietly. 4. Alcohol should be avoided when swimming or boating. • 83 per cent of the deaths related to swimming occurred when the air temperature was higher than 21 degrees Celcius. • 96 per cent of those operating boats who drowned were not wearing life jackets or personal flotation devices.
Lock it or Lose it Program
The OPP would like you to protect your valuables Within Central Region, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have seen an increase in the number of incidents involving of thefts from motor vehicles since the month of June. Theft from motor vehicles is an ongoing crime which directly impacts victims and places a strain on valuable police resources. The Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public to lock your vehicles and remove your valuables from the vehicle when you retire for the night. Let’s make your vehicle unattractive to would-be thieves. Police would like to encourage citizens to engage in this Lock it or Lose it program and help prevent thefts from motor vehicles. The goal of the proactive crime prevention program is to encourage drivers to take a few simple precautions that will protect their vehicles from theft. • Roll up your vehicle windows; • Keep your valuables out of sight, loose change, GPS navigation tools and sunglasses; • Lock your doors; and • Pocket your keys.
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Success of Paint a Picture for Water Conservation Campaign Brings Greater Awareness of Water Conservation in Caledon
- Organizers Contribute Program Success to Great Partners The 2nd Annual Paint a Picture for Water Conservation campaign, which blends environmentalism with artistic expression, was a huge success! Presented by Toronto and Region Conservation in partnership with ecoCaledon, Paint a Picture for Water Conservation aimed to promote water conservation by transforming every day rain barrels into art installations for the garden. The 2012 campaign expanded to include a school program where students painted rain barrels, which were later auctioned online, and developed a Water Conservation Plan to be implemented in their schools. By committing to actions such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and monitoring classroom water use, these plans are sure to make an impact on how students use water at home and at school. Students also impressed Mayor Morrison and Town Council with their May 16th delegation, where they presented these plans and painted barrels. “The program was the biggest positive crowd in the chamber for a long time” said Richard Paterak, Regional Councilor, Ward 1. The second annual campaign could not have been successful without the support of the following people: Meghan Grace McClurg, Katie Miller, Nancy Taggart, Kayla Jackson, Holy Family Elementary School, Palgrave Public School, St. Nicholas Elementary School, Allan Drive Middle School, St. Cornelius Elementary School, Macville Public School, Caledon East Public School, Alloa Public School, and Belfountain Public School for transforming the rain barrels with their beautiful and creative designs Trailside Bistro & Café, Davis Feed & Farm Supply, Bernie’s Pro Hardware, Caledon East Foodland, Glen Echo Nursery, CHICaBOOM Consignment, Bolton Zehrs, Bolton Home Depot, Alton Library, Albion Bolton Library, Caledon East Library and Caledon Town Hall for hosting the barrels for all to see. Coca Cola Canada for donating the raw barrels Greer ’s Auto Collision for contributing their time to weather coat all 18 barrels. Congratulations to the Water Wisdom Quiz Grand Prize winner, Carly Turrell who is now the proud owner of her own rain barrel and two park passes for Toronto and Region Conservation Areas.
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Inside The Pulse this month:
• Impulsive • Granny’s Kitchen • Active Living • Education Matters • A Road Less Graveled
Submitted Photos Albion Hills Community Farm volunteers spent some time recently harvesting garlic they’d planted last October. The farm is beginning to grow our own garlic seed and hope to obtain organic certification by 2014.
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Why Being Realistic Holds You Back
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Computer Bored Games
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The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have hit. Have you found yourself with some vacation time and nothing pressing to do for a change? If you are a bit bored and close to a computer, here are a few (possibly fun) things to do until you think of something better. Does your computer reflect the present you? If not, it’s time to change things up a bit and give your computer a makeover. To change the desktop background theme you can select “Control Panel” from your start menu and then select “Personalization” (in Windows 7). Next select a new pre-loaded theme; find a theme on-line or create a new look using your own photos. You can also change sound, mouse and other visual features from this menu. (If you are using Windows XP select “Control Panel” from your start menu, followed by “Display” and then select the “Desktop” tab.) For a quick change on your computer desktop background anytime you find a picture that you really like; select the photo, right-click it with your mouse and select “Set as Background”. Now that you have your new look established, how about seeing some new places? Travel the world (virtually) using Google Earth (earth.google.com) and look into all of the destinations that are on you “bucket list”. View satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and even far, far away space galaxies or ocean depths. This program alone can keep you busy for hours on end. If you don’t feel like downloading the Google Earth program, go to Google.ca select “Maps” from the top menu, type in a destination city and zoom in on your favourite (or random) spot. Seriously, you have to see this to believe it; the clarity of the satellite photos is amazing. (I’ll have to talk to Mr. Google about
If you want to be certain that you will never face a challenge or find yourself in a difficult bind, then it is very important to have tame and realistic goals. Goals that you know you can achieve with minimal effort and hardship. However, if you want to have any degree of excitement and experience real growth in your life, then you’re going to have to make plans and set goals that other people will very likely label as unrealistic. These kinds of goals often come with a high degree of risk. You rarely know how you are going to achieve them until you get started. And more often than not, the result you achieve will not be exactly what you set out to do in the first place. Many of the famous entertainers, doctors and scientists that we admire in our society today became well known because they achieved unrealistic goals. They had the courage to set the goals and the perseverance to bring them into reality. Unrealistic goal setters tend to be happier, more positive people. They have high levels of energy because they thrive on challenge and love the thrill of achievement.
Setting and pursuing unrealistic goals is not always a walk in the park. You are going to face resistance. Many people abandon some of their biggest goals and dreams after well meaning friends and family talk them out of it. There is a very good chance that the same thing will happen to you once you start changing your life and setting big, unrealistic goals. When this happens, it is very important to look at the source of advice. If you are being talked out of an exciting idea by someone who lives a boring, risk-free life, realize that if you choose to accept their advice and abandon your dream, you are also very likely going to create a boring risk-free life. If you want to keep your biggest goals and dreams alive and build momentum to start putting them into action, seek advice from other likeminded goal setters and get feedback that encourages you to go for it. Spend more time hanging around people who are less concerned with risk and failure and are more interested in living an exciting life. Once you become an unrealistic goal setter, you will never look back.
a re-shoot of my home as I have spruced up the place a bit since the last photo was taken.) In certain locations (Paris, France or Paris Ontario for that matter) you can drop right down to street level and tour around the city, or possibly view the city highlights through other people’s travel photos (uploaded to Google maps - see Prague, Czech Republic for example). Now that we have broadened ourselves with some sight-seeing, let’s look into the collection of videos (entertaining, educational and otherwise) over at youtube.com. Here you can find an astounding amount of video, running the entire gamut of subject matter. If you have a favourite band or entertainer (from any era) hobby, educational interest, or are just plain looking for a distraction, it is all here. With so much varied content, the problem becomes where to start or stop looking. Want to show your kids what your old phone looked like, or what shows/commercials you used to watch after-school? See some wild stunts (flying, racing or backyard variety), learn about history, how to repair a faucet, play the piano or knit & pearl; YouTube has lots posted on every subject. Still have some time to waste? Why not play a game! There are plenty of games to choose from or try out at no cost on the web. (See http://www.acid-play.com/ or http://www. addictinggames.com/ for example.) Puzzle; Card; Sport; Action; Arcade; Racing; Role Playing and more. Acid Play also has a rating system on the games offered to give you some insight into what others have thought of the experience. Whether you are looking to sharpen your mind/skills or just lead a path of destruction, there are games a plenty here to keep you embroiled for a long time. (As one reviewer put it “Do not play this game if you have work to do… or a family… or responsibility, it is very addictive.”) Gosh it’s 3 A.M. I better shut this computer down and get some sleep… I told you this stuff was a great way to kill some time. Feel free to contact me regarding any of your computer related issues - (416) 640-2874 or email me at DMielke@FileBankIT.com
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Photo courtesy of The Regional From The Potting Shed held a Grand Opening at their newest location in the Farmhouse Pottery on Hockley Rd. recently. Visitors to the event were entertained by floral demonstrations, a delicious herb market, vintage pots and more! Left to right: Katherine Carroll, Sharon Craig, Sandra Mason, Elaine Martin, Amanda Grave Seated: l-r Danita Cramp, Ava Cramp
Let the Games Begin @ Caledon Public Library
Caledon Public Library is thrilled to be a proud supporter of the Olympic Games. In recognition of this historic event we have dedicated an entire page of our website to all things “Olympic”. From links to athletes, to schedules of events to library resources, we have it all. We will be providing Olympic updates here as well as on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds. In addition most of our branches will be streaming live coverage of some of the events. We are also supporting the Town of Caledon’s Go GREEN FOR GOLD initiative that is challenging everyone in our community to take action on climate change. Be inspired by the commitment of the athletes—choose active transportation over the car, have friends over for bonding in the fresh air, and make a pledge to preserve the future of our environment. Copies of the Going Green for Gold Action Calendar including a training plan with simple ideas to get you started on your eco-journey are available from the library website and all branches. Caledon Public Library proudly honours all Olympic athletes and their endeavors to go Gold. Celebrating the London 2012 Summer Olympics is just one more example of why Caledon Public Library is …for all reasons!
CCS Partners with Grocery Stores
Photo courtesy of The Regional Tony Calabro, Manager - Walmart Bolton, Marco Cesarone, Manager - Zehrs Bolton, Piero Carbone, Owner - Garden Foods Bolton, Melissa Piccinin, CCS Volunteer and Nutritionist.
Caledon Community Services is partnering up with local grocery stores to identify to shoppers which items are currently needed for the food support program. This on-going initiative will help to ensure the food support programs’ success and continue to help families in need with well-balanced, nutritious food. It is also helping to support the Kidz in Caledon campaign which currently to date we have 400+ children in Caledon that need your help this summer. Signs will be placed on shelves, in front of items required for CCS’ food support program. The intent is for shoppers to help support children and families in their community by generously purchasing an extra item to donate. This will help fill the empty tummies in Caledon with healthy, wellbalanced meals, which otherwise may just consist of Kraft Dinner and canned beans.
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Photo courtesy of The Regional Caledon Mayor Marolyn Morrison is pictured with local musicians/students at the 3rd annual Southfields Community Day which was held on July 14th. From Left: Natasha Soda, Katrina Ostapchuk, Caledon Mayor Marolyn Morrison, Alessandra Soda, Steven Ostapchuk
Photo courtesy of The Regional Dr. Cathy Hooper (2nd from right) owner of Glendale Veterinary Hospital in Caledon, is pictured here with her staff and family during their 10th anniversary celebration.
Family breakdown legal issues addressed on new website
(NC)—A family relationship breakdown can have a devastating toll on everyone. This is made even worse when people try to resolve legal issues on their own, often not knowing where to turn. In recent weeks, the Law Society of Upper Canada has created Your Law: Family Law in Ontario, a website to help people understand family law issues and where to find assistance. “We needed to take action to help improve the family law justice system,” says Laurie H. Pawlitza, one of Canada’s leading family law lawyers and former Law Society treasurer. “Our justice system should not be a maze that only legal professionals can navigate. People involved in relationship breakdowns are increasingly looking for answers online. The Your Law website, which can be accessed at www. yourontariolaw.com, makes sure they can easily find accurate and helpful information in plain language.” The website pulls together all of the information that already exists online through leading justice organizations to create a ‘first stop’ for people looking for family law information. There are three main sections of the site with information and resources for parents and for children, as well as guidance about when and why individuals should consider going to court. A series of easy-to-follow prompts respond to the needs of users to provide them with the information that is most relevant to their situation, in brief, clear summaries. The site includes checklists, definitions of common terms, an interactive diagram of a courtroom and links to videos and other resources. “We strive to make justice more accessible to Ontarians in spaces where they are most active, and increasingly that is the online world,” says Pawlitza. In addition, the Law Society maintains an online lawyer and paralegal directory where the public can confirm that the legal professional they are thinking of hiring is appropriately licensed; and a YouTube channel with videos providing information on common legal issues such as real estate and wills and estates. The Law Society Referral Service, which connects people to lawyers and paralegals for a free 30-minute consultation, recently became available online.
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2015 Games Boosting Ontario’s Economy
As the three year countdown begins, Ontario is already seeing the economic benefits from hosting the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. The “People’s Games” will be one of the largest economic drivers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe over the next three years. They will create more than 15,000 jobs, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors and showcase Ontario on the world stage. From construction to planning, work is right on schedule for the Games, including: * Construction of the “Canary District” has been underway since January — the new waterfront community in the West Don Lands — creating an additional 5,200 jobs and will welcome more than 10,000 athletes, coaches and officials as temporary tenants during the Games. * The start of construction of the Pan Am Aquatics Centre, Field House and Canadian Sport Institute of Ontario in Scarborough — creating 150 construction jobs. * Negotiations in progress for all the other new and improved sport and recreation facilities with construction to begin later this year or in 2013. * Confirmation of the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave as the official host of the equestrian events. * Unveiling of the improvements of the Welland International Flatwater Centre which will welcome the canoe and kayak sports. The Games are also helping to accelerate the delivery timeline of the Air-Rail Link and Union Station redevelopment. Hosting the Games is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to create jobs and strengthen the economy. It will also provide new sport venues for athletes to train and compete at home and recreation centres for Ontario families to lead healthier lives.
McGuinty Government Creating New Jobs And Sport Facilities For Communities
• The “People’s Games” will train up to 20,000 volunteers who also will be ready for future community involvement. • The Games include an additional eight Pan Am-only sports, as well as the 28 Olympic Summer Games sports, for a total of 36 sports throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe. • Ontario is contributing $500 million to the total Games’ budget of $1.44 billion. • The Pan American and Parapan American Games are the first international multi-sporting event held in Ontario in more than 80 years.
Summer Boredom Busters
So… Summer is half over. The kids are behaving pretty well, but you’ve heard 1. Get some silly putty and use it to lift “I’m bored!” or “There’s nothing to do around here!” enough times that you’ve cartoons from newspaper funny pages. now cycled through your hastily created bag of “keep ‘em busy” tricks. Things 2. Make a button toy. are getting serious… a bored child is an unhappy child It’s time to haul out the 3. Make a Jacob’s Ladder. big guns and find some things to keep the kids busy for the rest of the summer. 4. Make a cardboard box fort outside. We’ve compiled a list of things you can get the kids busy with that might just 5. Write and put on a play for the do the trick. Some of the items below are self-explanatory, but a few will require family. directions. For those items, we’ve posted links to websites that have the directions 6. Learn how to juggle. on our own website (www.theregional.ca). 7. Make marble paper. 8. Learn a yo-yo trick. 9. Learn a card trick. 10. Make a mask and paint it. 11. Make a tent out of blankets. 12. Go to the library and get some books on tape. Listen to them as you laze under an umbrella on the yard. 13. Make a Christmas list of gifts to make for family friends. Buy the materials and start to make the gifts. 14. Paint a picture with lemon juice on white paper and hang it in a sunny 15. Make ice cream for dessert (See the recipe and instructions in this issue of Granny’s Kitchen!)
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Road Watch in Caledon since 1995
(CALEDON, ON) – Road Watch was introduced as a result of action and concern from local residents in 1993 originating from tragedies on Caledon roads. From these concerns, a S.A.F.E. (Stop Automotive Fatalities Everywhere) committee was formed and the Road Watch program of awareness, education and enforcement of road safety was developed in 1995. Its’ mission is to improve road safety and reduce aggressive/unsafe driving by educating and encouraging members of the community to take responsibility for their attitudes and behaviours behind the wheel. The Road Watch sanctions community members to complete a Citizen Report Form when they observe a fellow motorist exercising unsafe driving behaviour(s). These forms are available at the Caledon East OPP detachment, the Bolton OPP sattelite office and the Town of Caledon office or can now be filled on-line at www.roadwatch. ca. Once the data is collected, it is reviewed and the offending vehicle’s registered owner is sent a letter detailing the alleged infraction(s) and also implores safer driving. The reporting citizen’s name or information is not released to the registered owner. A second letter for the same vehicle results in a phone call from a police officer. When a third complaint is registered against a vehicle, an aggressive driver can expect a personal visit by police. Laying charges is an option and an officer may monitor the vehicle’s future actions. “The Road Watch concept empowers citizens to get involved in their community by reporting aggressive d r i v i n g behaviour. The concept is based on a system where the police and the community members work effectively together in reducing and preventing deaths or injuries on Caledon roadways”, says Inspector Rose DiMarco. Currently 40 communities throughout Ontario have adopted the Road Watch concept through a licensing agreement. The program is monitored by volunteers who donate countless hours because they know Road Watch is an effective tool in reducing erratic driving behaviours. . “The program targets dangerous and aggressive driving through awareness, education and enforcement. The strength of our program lies with citizens involvement, as driver habits and attitudes cannot be altered by traffic enforcement officers alone”, says Jackie Flynn, Chair of Road Watch Caledon. If you observe dangerous or aggressive driving, please ensure that you copy the correct licence plate information to ensure that these drivers are warned that not only the police are monitoring but that responsible citizens want to ensure that Caledon roadways are safe and secure.
“Sirensworthy cause for Life” Help Support this
(CALEDON, ON) – The Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Caledon Fire and Emergency Services and Peel Regional Paramedic Services are going above and beyond the call of duty to help save more lives this summer. “Sirens for Life”, Canadian Blood Services’ annual blood donor challenge takes place July 1st to Sept. 3rd. Caledon residents can support their local emergency services by giving blood at the Caledon Community Complex and Arena located at 6215 Old Church Rd, in Hall “A” on Thursday August 9th, 2012 from 3:30 pm. to 7:00 pm. For more information or to book an appointment, go online at www. blood.ca or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283)
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I Scream, You Scream... How to make Ice Cream in a Plastic Bag
Soft Ice Cream
By Shelly Sargent
Everybody loves ice cream but did you know you could make it yourself at home? I’ve found a great recipe that shows you how to enjoy ice cream without a fancy machine or a drive to the local grocery store. There’s science behind the making of ice cream, so this is more than just a nice summer dessert - it’s a teaching opportunity too! (I’ll bet all the mom’s just smiled!) You see, while making this tasty treat you can point out that the salt lowers the freezing point of ice and helps creates super cold brine which pulls heat from the milk/cream mixture. This causes the ingredients inside the inner bags to freeze. Another great thing about this dessert – you prepare the ingredients below, give everyone a bag to shake and “hey, presto”, ice cream! And if you let everyone eat their ice cream out of the bag it was made in… no dishes! (See – there, the mom’s just smiled again, didn’t they?) A few things to remember before you start: Ice cream making causes temperatures well below normal freezing, so it makes sense to protect hands and fingers with thick gloves or a towel while shaking the mixture. Create your own ice cream flavours before or after you finish shaking by adding flavoring, syrups, fruit, candies, cookie pieces and more. You might want to freeze the ingredients you add after shaking, so they don’t melt your ice cream. The recipe here is vanilla flavoured - a good base for your other ingredients when you are ready.
2 c whipping cream 2 c half-and-half cream 1/2 c white sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 bag crushed ice 4 c coarse salt
Other items you’ll need:
8 small resalable plastic freezer bags (zipper lock closing) 4 large resealable plastic freezer bags (zipper lock closing) Gloves or towel to protect fingers from the cold
Directions: 1. In a large container, mix whipping cream, half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla extract until sugar has dissolved. 2. Pour about 1/2 cup of mixture into each small plastic bag and seal carefully, squeezing out extra air. Place each sealed bag into a second small bag, again squeezing out extra air. Seal carefully. 3. Fill each large plastic bag about halfway with ice and add 1/2 cup coarse salt. Place one sealed double-bagged package into the large bag, squeeze out most of the air, and seal the large bag. 4. Wear something to protect your hands, shake and massage the bag for about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens into ice cream. Make sure you add more salt and ice to the outer bag if ice cream hasn’t formed after 10 minutes of continuous motion. 5. The second small bag is to protect your frozen treat from the salt water bring. Wipe it off and remove it before opening the inner bag 6. Now is the time to add your favourite ingredients. 7. Enjoy!
Do you have a great, simple, nourishing recipe you’d like to share with us for an upcoming “Granny’s Kitchen?” Drop Shelly a line at rsargent@ sympatico.ca with your idea!
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Active Living and Wellness
By Katie McKeown Naturopathic Doctor Optimum Integrative Health Centre email@example.com
This has been one of the sunniest summers on record. That has led to sunscreen flying off the shelves, and a lot of people questioning the safety and efficacy of sunscreens wondering which are the best to choose. With sunscreen popping up in a number of different skincare products, it becomes difficult to know what’s safe, what’s effective and what to leave on the shelf. Understanding the issues, as well as the purpose and claims of different ingredients will help demystify some of the products and improve the chances of choosing the right product for each skin type and need. First, it is important to understand the different issues surrounding sun safety, and how the sun can create damage to our skin. There are two main types of rays that cause damage to our skin. These are UVA and UVB rays. UVA (Ultraviolet-A) waves are long-wave rays from the sun that penetrate deeply into the skin and cause the appearance of sun-damaged skin: wrinkles & leathered appearance. UVA amplifies UVB’s carcinogenic effects and is now thought to directly cause melanoma & some skin cancers. UVB waves are short solar waves and readily cause sunburn. The UVB waves are thought to be the major cause of basal and squamous cell carcinomas as well as contributing to melanoma. There are two main types of products available to reduce sun damage; sunscreens and sun block. Sunscreens use chemicals to absorb UV rays whereas sun block deflects the rays. Sun blocks are the most effective, but are not readily available. Sunscreens can help reduce the damage caused by the sun, but can contain ingredients that cause other issues such as irritation and allergic reactions. Some of the sunscreen ingredients to exercise caution with are: • PA B A (para aminobenzoic acid) - oxidizes easily, stains clothing & may cause skin irritation • Benzophenones - known to cause serious allergic reactions • Cinnamates – benzyl & octyl methylcinnamate (often used in waterproof sunscreens) & causes skin irritation & allergic urticaria • Salicylates – benzyl salicylate, octyl salicylate, homomenthyl salicylate all have been known to cause allergic skin reactions Safer sunscreen ingredients include Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide – mineral compounds that reflect UV rays; non-opaque versions are available but the use of the nanoparticles necessary for this is not well researched. In addition to monitoring the type of sunscreen or sun block used, there are other important steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of developing sun damage:
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Sun Safety: The Basics of Sunscreen
• Wear light coloured clothing that covers the skin, which will minimize exposure. • Reduce sun exposure to short periods of time away from midday and spend more time in a shady area • Wear a hat • Apply sunscreen or sun block every 20-40 minutes, and immediately after getting out of the water. Even waterproof sunscreens should be reapplied frequently In addition to reducing exposure, there are many steps that can be taken to reduce the risks from the inside out:
Skin Care Tips from the Outside In
• Drink plenty of water – keeping the body properly hydrated is essential for skin care • Avoid smoking & second-hand smoke– tobacco smoke creates skin-damaging free radicals • Consume essential fatty acids - nuts, seeds,
Skin Care Tips from the Inside Out
avocado & low mercury fish help nourish the skin, moisturizing and protecting your skin from the inside out • Eat plenty of fresh, colourful fruits and vegetables – valuable antioxidants in whole foods help keep skin supple; blueberries & blackberries are excellent skin-refreshers • Avoid highly processed foods and refined sugars – these foods contribute to inflammation which can make the skin more sensitive to damage, so choose whole foods instead • Exercise regularly – at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day keeps you glowing • Lower stress levels – chronic stress produces free-radicals which can prematurely damage collagen in skin - try yoga, meditation, walking outdoors & calming activities you enjoy Taking the time to be educated and improve sun safety will ensure a safe and healthy summer!
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BICYCLE SAFETY IS FOR EVERYONE Protecting Your Head is Great Place to Start
program will be operated by volunteers from community service clubs, sponsors and individuals from the area. The intent of the program is to provide designated driver service for local community events throughout the year as well as during the Christmas season. With this new program we will be working closely with the OPP, PACC and the RIDE program which will increase awareness of safe driving in our community. More details will be available at a future date.
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“Ontario is proud to support local infrastructure projects that foster economic development and create jobs,” said Linda Jeffrey, MPP for BramptonSpringdale. “In Albion Hills, our investments have helped make the popular Trail Network a place that families can access and enjoy for years to come.” The improvements include new trail maps and guides for better navigation, construction of information kiosks to provide helpful guidance along the trail, 210 way-finding post markers to help visitors find their way mid-hike, resurfacing of three trail bridges and 1.9 kilometres of trail improvements.
(ORILLIA, ON)- The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) wish to remind cyclists of all ages that safety should be a priority at all times. The Highway Traffic Act of Ontario clearly states that cyclists under the age of 18 must wear a properly fitted and approved bicycle helmet while riding on the roadway. A properly fitted approved bicycle helmet will significantly improve your chances of surviving a collision by protecting your head. Cyclists over the age of 18, although not required by law, should also value their safety and are encouraged to protect themselves from any potential head injury by also considering the use and wearing a bicycle helmet. The fine for not wearing a bicycle helmet is $80 and when that is compared to the average cost of purchasing an approved bicycle helmet, it is minimal in comparison. When it comes to bicycle safety, Inspector Dominic Beckett, Manager of the OPP Central Region Traffic and Marine says “everyone who rides a bicycle is encouraged to wear a helmet at all times. When safety equipment is available and utilized properly, statistics have shown that incidents that could result in injury are significantly reduced. Head injuries are often irreversible and preventing serious injury or death is a priority of the OPP. “
CONSERVATION AuTHORITY OPENS ImPROVEd TRAIL NETwORk AT ALBION HILLS
Although the winter holiday season is still some months off, work is well under way to implement a new community-based volunteer driver assist program. Named the Community Designated D r i ve r s Association (CDDA), the objective of this not-forprofit program will be to provide drivers, who decide they ought not to be on the road, with a free and safe drive home in their own vehicle. Recent statistics reveal that more than 1000 Canadians are killed, and 60,000 are injured every year as a result of impaired or drunk driving. All of the donations that will be received for offering this service are turned over to programs within our Caledon community. With this new service we expect that we can create in our community nearly 10,000 kilometres of safe riding on our roads. The new Caledonbased designated driver
New designated driver program For Caledon under development
On Wednesday July 25, the improved trail network at Albion Hills C o n s e r va t i o n Area officially opened to the public. The improved trail network, made possible through funding from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) in Ontario and Ontario Recreation (REC) programs, will offer visitors an easy and enjoyable way to get closer to nature and better appreciate Ontario’s outdoors. “The newly upgraded trails at Albion Hills C o n s e r va t i o n Area enhance the health and quality of life for families, teenagers, day camps and school groups from the surrounding area, as well as the GTA,” said David Tilson, Member of Pa r l i a m e n t f or Dufferin-Caledon. “Our Government is committed to providing increased opportunities for public access, promoting an active lifestyle and encouraging community sustainability.”
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heat? Then start with a free Fusion Landscape Consultation offered throughout the summer by the Region of Peel. “Fusion Landscaping is a style of gardening
that looks attractive and colourful but has more environmental benefits than traditional methods,” says Carol Chaput, Supervisor, Environmental Education. “The intense heat and little rain over the last weeks is no match for this type of landscaping” adds Chaput. “With little to no watering, Fusion Gardens do well in drought-like conditions where typical grass lawns are brown and dry.” Consultations are a great way for new gardeners to learn more about Fusion Landscaping. Advanced gardeners can also benefit by adding some fusion to their garden by choosing bright perennials and native trees and shrubs for height and texture. Landscape consultations involve booking a session with a trained advisor who will assess your outdoor space and provide the tools needed to help you choose and plant appropriate flowers, plants, trees and shrubs. To sign up, call 905-791-7800, ext. 4409 or visit watersmartpeel.ca The benefits of Fusion Landscapes include: * reducing the need for watering * increasing the number of native plants and habitats for birds and butterflies * reduce pollutants in stormwater before it reaches streams, rivers and lakes * improving air quality with shrubs and trees that remove carbon dioxide and reduce air pollution For additional inspiration, visit watersmartpeel.ca.
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Tales from The Road Less Graveled
By Deb Robertson
I received a lot of positive feedback about my last column on buying a bathing suit. It is always nice to know people are reading (and hopefully enjoying) what you write. The dressing room scene seems to have touched a particular chord. Apparently I am not alone. So I decided to take on another unspeakable horror that most mature women have faced once or twice – buying a bra. Remember your first bra ladies? Remember they called it a ‘training bra’? Training what? Our breasts? Or were we being ‘trained’ to continually buy ill fitting garments for life? Hmmm... Now a bra is an interesting piece of paraphernalia that has become an integral part of the female wardrobe (and a few male wardrobes too, so I hear – but that would be another column.) Most women own several of them. Shopping for a bra is not so high on the list for most mature women. It usually ranks somewhere between cleaning floors and a root canal. Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say, shall we? ‘Bra designers and manufacturers originally produced bras that were purely functional. Changing social trends and new fabrics and materials have increased the variety of available designs, and allowed manufacturers to make bras that are in some instances more fashionable than functional.’ So, particularly for mature women, bras are generally purchased for the function of offering support and if they can also be pretty, well, that’s nice too. Most women are well aware of the difference between fashion and function. One need only look at the shoe industry to see how gullible we are in that area. Now read on... ‘Manufacturers’ standards and sizes vary widely, making it difficult for women to find a bra that fits correctly. Bra measurement methods vary, and even professional bra fitters can disagree on the correct size for the same woman. As a result, from 75–85% of women wear an incorrect bra size’. Now let’s consider that statement for a minute. Manufacturers make a product that is purchased incorrectly 75-85%of the time! Interestingly, the result is that women are made to feel stupid about it. I think that - with such an epic failure rate - the manufacturers should take a little responsibility! !!!! Sorry, was I shouting? And now back to the dressing room. The mature and fairly well endowed women has waded thru an endless sea of lycra, spandex, lace, and materials that look far to much like canvas tents to make anyone want to be seen even glancing in that direction. After selecting a few promising choices, she heads to the dressing room and begins the dreaded process of ‘trying on’. Stripping down and – as always wondering just a little bit if there is a camera somewhere recording this for YouTube, she tries on the first candidate. It’s a back closure. It has clasps that look like they could hold down a tarp in a strong wind. After clasping them together in front, they are spun around to the back at the waist and the whole thing is hoisted up over ‘the girls’ and the shoulders. She feels like she’s been strapped in by a rubber tire. Without even glancing at the mirror it is a no go. Next. This one is a ‘step in‘ attempt. She begins to pull it up and somewhere near the hips, it begins to resist. As she pulls it harder, her left hand slips and she smacks herself in the face pretty hard. When she finally wrangles it on, her breasts are about 2 inches from her jaw line and she is feeling light headed. She’s not sure if that’s the bra fit or the smack. Doesn’t matter… she wriggles back out of it. It ends up looking like a large elastic band on the floor. She resists the temptation to kick it under the dressing room door. Next. This is an overhead attempt. It slides on without incident but stops just above her breasts. Too small. It won’t slide off. She crosses her arms overhead and pulls hard. She slips and smacks herself in the head again. It won’t pull off. Panic begins to set in. She feels faint. It won’t pull off! She is sweating and begins an acrobatic dance with her arms crossed over her head and pulling with all the strength left in her body. IT WON’T PULL OFF!! She falls against the door. The saleswoman calls out “need any help in there?” God… yes but “NO!” Feeling truly panicked at the thought of someone finding her with her arms permanently flailing overhead and her breasts exposed, (not to mention the YouTube video) she looks around for anything that will end the madness. She stands up on the bench and leans into the wall hook and catches it on the bra, giving her just enough help to leverage the offensive piece of crap off her. She’s breathing hard. She is half naked and looks slightly insane. There are still five more to go. She can’t face it, dresses and prepares to leave. The saleswoman returns and offers a “professional bra fitting”. She decides to give it a try and feels further humiliation when offered what appears to be a double roofed tent with bungee cords. It is, says the woman, ‘a good sturdy bra in the correct size’. Just what every woman wants to hear. (NOT!) She tries it on. It looks even worse than an actual double roofed tent with bungee cords. She can deflate the cups by at least half before they actually touch her breasts. Somehow that offers a strange sense of comfort. Even the ‘professional’ can’t get it right. It’s too big. HA! ’Fashion writers and medical authorities emphasize that wearing a bra is a matter of choice and not necessity. Women can choose some types of clothing that don’t require bras or may choose to go braless. There is no medical
To Bra or not to Bra – or – Thank you for your Support
reason to wear a bra, so the decision is yours, based on your own personal comfort and aesthetics. I found out about a woman who expressed the bra dilemma artistically by creating a Bra Ball. It is a collection of 18,085 bras which were donated by other (likely frustrated) women, that is both an actual historical time capsule of the undergarment and a social commentary of sorts. You can read about it at www. braball.com. On her website she thanks everyone who donated for their “support”. So we’re back to the support issue and basically there is nothing more to say other than I hope you and your ‘girls’ are feeling wellsupported and if not, let’s all get together and roll the bra ball off a cliff!
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I don’t very often hear parents say they can’t wait for the summer holidays to be over – so the kids can go back to school. Caledon families apply real value to the time they can spend together during their kids’ school holidays. I worked with a teacher who had two boys - eighteen years apart. One of her most important pieces of parental advice to the rest of us was to cherish each moment we have with our children. She often reminded us, “when our children are little the days and nights can seem so long, but when they get older the years go by too fast.” With two daughters who have been through our public school system, and now aged 24 and 21 I ask myself, “where did the time go?” Best wishes to everyone for a wonderful summer time of family fun.
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Summer time = Family time
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While attending nine Caledon public elementary school graduation ceremonies in four days at the end of the last school year, I had the privilege of hearing amazing tributes, wonderful valedictory addresses, special songs and awesome awards. Through the graduation celebrations I had a chance to re-connect with and proudly congratulate an incredibly organized, benevolent, caring, talented super-mom Mary-Beth White and her two hardworking daughters. MaryBeth just completed her long, challenging and valuable journey as she earned her PhD in Religion and Culture from Wilfred Laurier University. At the same time, daughter Heather graduated from the University of Guelph-Humber with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology and a Certificate in General Arts and Science. And it
MaryBeth White and Daughters Graduate... Together
gets even better. MaryBeth’s youngest daughter Rheanna graduated at the same time from Allan Dr. Middle School. She’s attending Mayfield S.S. next year in the Regional Arts music program. What a wonderful event for a parent to graduate at the same time as her children from their respective programs and schools. While the family study table may have been very busy in their house, the value for children watching mom pursue her educational dream and reaching her goal is priceless. This story reminded me of an anonymous quote I recently tweeted, “Children are great imitators. Give them something great to imitate.” Congratulations to all of our Caledon public school graduates.
Caledon’s Andrew Yorke has been officially selected as the alternate for the Men’s 2012 London Olympic Triathlon Team. Andrew honed his athletic skills at Humberview Secondary School and the Dorado Swim Club through his high-school years. While at Humberview Andrew ran track and cross-country for the Humberview teams. On Aug. 4 we’ll be cheering on our Women’s Triathlon Olympic team members as they race in London, and on Aug. 7 we’ll be cheering for the men. It’s possible a Humberview S.S. grad could be in the race. Best wishes to all of our athletes and congratulations Andrew.
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Every Mon., & Wed.: SMILE program (a gentle movement program lead by a CERTIFIED SENIOR FITNESS INSTRUCTOR) for seniors of all ages & abilities @ Caledon Seniors Center, 7 Rotarian Way, Bolton. For times & more information, call Caledon Meals on Wheels @ 905-857-7651 / 905-5847136. Every Mon., & Wed. Caledon Seniors Centre Lunches are provided every Mon., and Wed.. All welcome. Contact Caledon Seniors Center, for all the details. 7 Rotarian Way, Bolton. 905584-2272 Ext. 4235 Every Tuesday Morning Breakfast Networking every Tuesday morning 7:30 am with The Peel Referral Association at The Angry Tomato, 12612 Hwy 50, Bolton (McDonalds Plaza). A community-minded networking group helping businesses grow through the development of relationships. Questions, call Trudy 416-6620177. Every Wednesday: Caledon East Seniors Club #588 meet every Wed., 1:15 pm, at the Caledon Community Complex, Caledon East. Everyone welcome for an afternoon of friendly euchre & lunch. For more info, call 905-584-9933 Every Mon.,: Tottenham or 905-857-3352. Army Cadets (youth 12-18yrs) Wednesday: meet every Mon., (Sept-Jun, Every except holidays) 6:30-9 pm, Bolton Laughter Club meets at the Royal Canadian Legion Wednesdays, 7 pm, at the Branch 329 (25 Richmond St, Davis Centre (80 Allan Dr, Tottenham). For more info, call Bolton.) Laugh with others for no reason. No fee. No pre905-936-9329. registration. All welcome. EVERY Mon., Play Bridge for Fun 7 pm, at St James Anglican EVERY Wednesday: Tops Church, Caledon East. All (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) players from beginners to Non-profit weight loss group longtime are welcome to come Group meets in Bolton United out & enjoy a friendly game Church Heritage Hall, weigh-in for a “twoonie”. Call 905-857- 7 pm; meeting 7:30-8:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Call Ruth 1855. 905-857-3237 or Lorraine 905EVERY Mon., 7:00 - 8:30 pm 857-1568. - Orangeville Toastmasters, Alzheimer’s Society of Dufferin, Every Wednesday until 25 Centennial Rd, Orangeville. October: The Inglewood Come out to a meeting & Farmers’ Market - 3:30pm see how Toastmasters, can 7:30pm. 15596 McLaughlin Inglewood. The help you become a better Road, communicator & leader. 905- Inglewood Farmers’ Market 299-0503 http://orangeville. began in the 2008, and was initiated as a partnership freetoasthost.info/ between Eat Local Caledon and Third Monday of every the Inglewood General Store. Month: Meeting of the Now in its fourth season, the Caledon F.A.M.E. Family Inglewood Farmers’ Market is Support Group, 7-9 pm, in well known as a communitythe Albion Bolton Community gathering place and a great Centre, (Caledon Parent- place to eat and shop for local Child Centre, 150 Queen St foods. S, Bolton). This group offers support to families where any Every Thursday: Alton mental illness is an issue by After School Crew; 3:15providing education, resources 4:15pm, Alton branch of & coping strategies. No cost. CPL. The Alton After School For more info or to inquire Crew comes together for 1 about support call Frank Logue hour every Thursday after school for activities, games 905-488-7716 & great company. Free, drop Every Tuesday: Do You in program. (905)857-1400 Have Chronic Pain? You www.caledon.library.on.ca are not alone. Almost 1 in Thursday: 3 Canadians suffer chronic Every p a i n . M i n d f u l n e s s - B a s e d Adujstments After Birth: Share Chronic Pain Management your experience in a safe and Program with Dr. Jackie supportive environment.Child Gardner-Nix will be starting care provided. 1:30 – 3:30 pm. a new session on Tuesdays Free, register. Caledon Parentfrom 9:30am to 11:45am for Child Centre, 150 Queen St S, 13 weeks beginning April Bolton. 905-857-0090; http:// 17th at Headwaters Health www.cp-cc.org. Care Centre’s Telemedicine 2nd Thursday: Studio via videoconference Every from Sunnybrook Hospital in A networking group of Toronto. Call Cathy Trudeau Women (WINGS - Women in at 519-941-2410 ext. 3300 or Netweaving Growing Strong) visit www.neuronovacentre. and Men (HEROS - Honest, Ethical & Reliable) who meet com. every 2nd Thursday to network Every Tuesday: Connect and support the community with other families about agency Caledon Meals on parenting a child with special Wheels. Call Trudy 416-662needs, birth to six years. Light 017 for more info. dinner. Siblings welcome. Tues, 5:30-7pm. Free. Caledon EVERY 2nd & 4th Thursday Parent-Child Centre, 150 of the month, Moms & Queen St S, Bolton 905-857- Babies Nurture Group 2-3 pm, at Inside Out Family 0090 http://www.cp-cc.org. Chiropractic (27 King St E, Bolton). Open to all pregnant
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for the treasures you find! Unique quality new and gently used apparel and accessories for women, men, children. Hoodies, jeans, dresses, shoes, purses and much more! Come find the Toonie Treasures you’ve always been looking for! ALL proceeds go to the needs of Caledon through the services of The Kinsmen Club of Bolton. Bolton Kinsmen Centre, 35 Chapel Street, Downtown Bolton. Bolton Kinsmen 416-523-7216 Sat. Aug. 4 - Wacky Watercolours! 10:30am – 11:30am. Caledon Village Branch – Caledon Public Library. Free (please preregister) Back by popular demand! Come learn the 6 techniques of watercolours, and create your own artistic masterpiece! Parents may attend and learn with their children if they wish. dinner/dance and silent auction are just some of the great activities available for all ages. Join us for our 19th annual Cheltenham Day. Soap box requirements and registration forms available at Cheltenham General Store. Thurs., Aug. 9 - Spelt Zucchini Muffins 1-3pm. Inglewood Branch – Caledon Public Library. Age: Ages 8 and up. Cost: $3/person attending. (please preregister). Join Eat Local Caledon to learn about local food, do some cooking, and find out how you can Take A Bite Out of Climate Change. NOTE: Allergy Alert. Sat. August 11 - Yogaone ovarian cancer fund raiser. from 10:00-11:00. $15.00 per ticket. $5.00 per hour per child babysitting (2 years or older), by certified baby sitter. Refreshments for sale. All proceed go to the ovarian cancer society. Please call to confirm attendance with Angelika. (905)880-3204. www.yogaone.ca Ends August 17th - Battle of the Books. Age: 13+ All branches of Caledon Public Library. Cost: FREE. Participate in the best book showdown of the summer, 8 books will square off and we need your votes to declare a champion. The winning book will be unveiled at the Champion’s Party on August 24th during this special wrap party. that live in your community while building bird boxes. These bird boxes will later be set up along the Valleywood Trail to provide habitat for our feathered friends. Wed., Aug 22 - The Caledon Breast Cancer Foundation monthly breast cancer support group meeting - from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. New Location: 4 Queen Street North, #202, Bolton, Ontario (above Mille Notte Lingerie - Hwy #50 & King St). The support group is for women who have had breast cancer, who are going through treatment or have been newly diagnosed. Caregivers are welcome. Our facilitators are trained volunteers & breast cancer survivors. We share stories, coping strategies, inspiration & laughter. You don’t have to be alone in this. For more information, contact Rosa at 905-857-4068 or r.raso@ rogers.com. Thurs. Aug 23 - A Year to A New You: The Inside Scoop on Wellness with Dr. Ali Miller. For Adult 18+. Inglewood Branch of the Caledon Public Library. 7pm. Cost: FREE (please preregister). What do you need to know to be well? Learn simple strategies that will help take your health to the next level. Exercise, healthy eating and a healthy body are the key to a true wellness lifestyle. Come and learn the answers to help you on your journey of health. Sat., Aug. 25 - Caledon Navy League Annual Garage Sale 27 Goodfellow Crescent Phone:905-533-1960. All proceeds going to support the Bolton Sea Cadet Program. You can also get information on the Sea Cadet program as well. Free coffee while you browse and chat. Tues., Aug. 28 - Little Red Theatre Presents: Arabian Tales for 4 – 12 years of age with adult accompaniment. 7 pm, Albion Bolton Community Centre, Cost: $2/person attending. (please preregister). Silly and outlandish stories full of good intentions, The Princess and the Mouse and How the Caliph Became a Stork are funny adventures that share the magic and wildness of the Arabian Nights. Thurs. Aug. 30 - Peel-Dufferin Plowing Match9:45-4pm, Davis Feed & Farm Supply, 15770 Mountainview Road. Classes begin at 9:45 a.m.
moms & moms with babes in arms to meet & discuss issues relevant to their life as a mom & a woman. Group is free. Call 905-951-9911 or info@ insideoutchiro.org. EVERY 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, Caledon Parent-Child Centre/ Ontario Early Years Centre has a new rural location at Inglewood United Church, 15672 McLaughlin Rd., Caledon ON. Join us the second and fourth Saturday of each month for Family Time DropIn and structured play-based activities from 9:15-11:30 am. Click on the link below to view a map of the area. For more information please call 905857-0090. Every Friday: -Seniors Drop-In Centre, 9:30-4 pm, in St James Anglican Church, Caledon East, hosted by the Caledon Seniors Council. All seniors welcome for cards, games, gentle fitness, chats. For more info, call Alex 905584-0591. Every Saturday - Books ‘N Blocks, 10:00 – 10:45pm, Margaret Dunn Valleywood branch of CPL . Join us for 45 minutes of stories, rhymes & songs with a building block activity for participants. Free drop in program for children ages 2 – 6 years with caregiver. (905)857-1400 www.caledon. library.on.ca Every Saturday until October – Caledon Farmers’ Market: 8am – 1pm: The Caledon Farmers’ Market has been bringing locally grown and produced foods and other items to the residents and visitors of Caledon since 2009! Located in Bolton at 150 Queen Street South (site of the Albion Bolton Community Centre). Saturdays, 2nd & 4th of the month: Creative Saturdays at Inglewood United Church. Free fun and learning for families with children 0 to 6 years. Includes Family Time drop-in and structured playbased learning programs. For more information, call the Caledon Parent-Child Centre at 905-857-0090.
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Wed., Aug. 1 – CiViC HOLiDAY Sat. Aug 4 - Bolton Kin Toonie Treasure Sale, 10am – 2pm. COST Free, bring your Toonies
Sun., Aug 5 – Wheelfest – 10am – 4pm. Orangeville Fairgrounds, 247090 5th. Sideroad. 905-862-3036 Custom Car, Truck & Bike Show. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Trucks, Motorcycles and even Big Rigs. Spectators $5 • Kids under16 FREE! Live Band “JUMPER”. Vendors, Swap Meet, Craft Vendors, Great Food, 50/50 Draw. WHEELFFEST is hosted by the Recycled Teenagers Classic Car & Truck Club Inc. and Kool Rides Organization. This is a Rain or Shine Event. Two thirds Mon., Aug. 13 – Fri., Aug. 17 - Farm and Food of revenue goes to charity. Kids Cooking Camp. 9amTues. Aug. 7 - Science Safari 4pm. 34 Pine Avenue. Critter Show 3-4pm. Caledon Phone:905-880-0303. 9:00 East Branch – Caledon Public - 4:00 (extended hours can Library. Cost: $3/person be arranged at request) Ages attending. (please preregister) 9-13 $225 (includes lunch and Meet amazing animals from snacks) Cook, Create, Splash, around the world with Safari Plant, Play, Eat! Join us in the Scientists! Snakes, lizards, tree kitchen and at the farm for 5 frogs and more! An interactive full days of delicious fun. We and fun experience for the will be harvesting, cooking and whole family. eating local, seasonal food and having loads of fun as we cook Tues. Aug. 7 - Science Safari our way through the week. Critter Show - 6:30 – 7:30 Participants will learn all about pm. Alton Branch – Caledon where our food comes from Public Library. Cost: $3/person and have a great time learning attending. (please preregister) to prepare delicious dishes in Meet amazing animals from the kitchen. Includes trips to around the world with Safari the Albion Hills Conservation Scientists! Snakes, lizards, tree area splash pad and more. frogs and more! An interactive For more information or to and fun experience for the register please contact us whole family. today. 905-880-0303. info@ palgravekitchen.org Tues., Aug 7 - Cheltenham Day – 9am-12noon. Enjoy a Tues., August 14 - Feathered fun-filled day in the quaint Friends Bird Box Workshop. 7 – village of Cheltenham. Kids’ 8 pm. Margaret Dunn Branch, games, soap box derby, street Caledon Public Library. Cost: sale, duck race, tube race, pie $3/person attending. (please eating contest, art contest, preregister). Learn about birds
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