Vol. 11, No.



April 26, 2011

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” - Milton Friedman. “Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.” - Unknown “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” - Pericles With a federal election at hand, it is sad to realize that approximately 40% of eligible voters will not exercise their democratic responsibilities. There are indeed many reasons to be cynical about politics, but not voting isn’t part of the solution. Just about everyone I know has an opinion and ideas as to what they would like from their government, but feel powerless about creating any real change. Do you know why you are powerless?? Federal parties have very sophisticated means of identifying what issues are important to people. They are also very advanced in identifying who votes and who doesn’t. If 80% of seniors vote and only 20% of young people exercise their right to vote … guess who the parties will pay attention to!! If you vote, you will get noticed!! A majority government can be elected in Canada with about 40% support of actual voters, which is only 24% of all eligible voters. The 40% of Canadians who do not vote have the power to elect any party that they might want, including the “Mikie Party”!! It is unfortunate that we do not have a write in ballot, because The Jet would definitely get my vote. I know how many people feel when faced with the unfortunate situation where there is not one of the parties that you really want to support. Or you are faced with the reality that your vote is going to be wasted because the candidate frankly doesn’t have a hope in winning. But, do you know that each party currently receives $2 for every vote that they collect?? So sometimes, I just have to feel good about the fact that I at least have provided some support for the losing side. With millions of people around the world struggling and even dying to win the right to chose their government, it is an insult to their hopes and aspirations, that we fail to exercise the right to vote. Get off you’re butts and vote. This has been an unpaid message from The Jet. More kibble in every dish ... Vote now!! 800

“40% Solution”

Bottle Donation for Hampton Relay for Life
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61 Marr Road, Rothesay, NB E2E 5Y8 847-5146 Branch Hours: Monday-Thursday 2:308:00pm; Friday 2:30pm-12:00mid-night; Saturday 2:00-9:00pm; Sunday 1:30-7:00pm. Sundays - 10:30am-12:30pm, Sunday Brunch $6.00/person; 2:00-5:00pm, Rummoli every second Sunday. tuesdays - 7:00pm, Executive Committee meeting the second tuesday of each month, with General Meeting following at 8:00pm. Saturdays - 3:00-6:00pm, Shuffleboard. Friday, April 29th – 7:00-10:00pm, Spring Fling Dance with live music by GPS Country Band - $5.00/person. Friday, May 6th – Mother’s Day Dinner, boneless/skinless chicken breast, veggies, dessert, tea/coffee. Cost $12/person. Reservations close by Wednesday, May 4th. Saturday, May 21st – Yard sale at the Branch. Details will follow. Veterans-need help?: Veterans in need of assistance with VAC applications, disabilities, frailty, medical treatment contact Branch Service Officer - Comrade Norman Gaillard 847-5146. Serving the Public: Catering - all events within and without menus and costs at Br #58; Facilities Rental - two rooms available for functions and business/private meetings, fee schedule and reservations available. 206 1016 Bayside Drive Dr E Sundays – 1:00pm, 25cent Bingo, 50/50 draw & canteen. Mondays - 7:30pm, Cribbage. Thursdays – 7:00pm, 25cent Bingo, 50/50 draw & canteen Saturdays – 2:00pm, Mixed Money Darts. For more info on other activities at the Jervis Bay Legion please call 633-0092. 611 Open House events are being held at the Saint John Y Community Centres on Wednesday, April 27th from 6:00-8:00pm. The Millidgeville Community Centre, Forest Glen Community Centre and the Qplex will be open to the public. This is a great opportunity to learn about Y Programs, meet Y staff and tour the facilities. There are over 50 different Day Camps being offered by the Y this summer. For additional information contact the Saint John Y at 693YMCA. 635



Reminder: SJ “Y” opEn HouSE EVEntS

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The Marco Polo Quilters’ Guild is holding their bi-annual Quilt Fair. The Opening Night for Quilts by the Sea 2011 will be held at the New Brunswick Museum, Market Square, Saint John on Wednesday, May 4th from 7:00 to 9:00pm. The Quilt Fair will continue at the Museum from Thursday, May 5th to Sunday, May 8th during Museum hours. A variety of quilts will be on display with some for sale as well as vendors, a small articles table and a raffle for an award winning quilt. Entrance to the quilt fair and museum is $6/person or $11/ family. 620

QuiltERS’ Guild Quilt FAiR 2011

Hear ye … hear ye … come one, come all - a royal proclamation, for a royal celebration, a royal invite from the Red Hat Queen’s Council of Southern NB - Red Hat Day will be held on Wednesday April 27th 12:00noon at the Market Square Atrium in Saint John. Come and celebrate with us in our special day, a fun event, a surprise and there will be cake. 615

“REd HAt” dAY

Sea Belles Chorus is having another book/DVD/CD & Bake sale at 40 Loch Lomond Road (Kanes Korner Convenience) on Saturday, April 30th from 10:00am-4:00pm. There will be all sorts of books/DVD/CD/VHS’s, something for everyone including children’s books and Workshop magazines. All will be priced to sell. In addition, why not pick up some home baked goodies for supper?? Sea Belles is an A Cappella women’s chorus, which recently placed 6th in a North American competition. Proceeds from this sale will be used to fund Chorus travel to future Atlantic and International competitions. 626


The 9 annual “Wing It For Parkinson’s” wingeating challenge will be held Monday, May 2nd at the 3 Mile Steakhouse & Pub. For more info, to register or sponsor a team contact Terry Murphy 658-1242, cavelle@nb.sympatico.ca, or Esther O’Neil (506) 455-4529, eoneil@parkinsonmaritimes.ca. Come out and join us for this fun filled fundraising event and challenge last year’s winner, the team from Saint John Spring Works. 633

“WinG it” FoR pARKinSon’S

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A Basic Theory Course toward the Fitness Leader Certification Program will be held at the Saint John Y on two consecutive weekends; April 29th-30th and May 6th-7th. The course will run on Friday evening from 5:30-8:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00am5:00pm and will cover leadership training, healthy lifestyle strategies, nutrition, training, exercise design and much more. For additional information or to register for the course call the Saint John Y at 693-YMCA. 621

FitnESS CouRSE At tHE SAint JoHn Y

The Trinity Anglican Church Hall in Kingston is holding a Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 7th from 12:00noon to 2:00pm. Cost for the tea is, $6/adult and $3/children under 12.


The Valley Coffee House presents various singers and musicians who provide a “toe tapping” fun filled evening of entertainment for your pleasure. A donation of a non-perishable food item for the KV Food Basket, or a monetary donation if you prefer, is your ticket through the door! Please come and help us help others. The doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00pm. The Valley Coffee House is held at the Civic Center (Civic Drive in Quispamsis) 2nd floor - elevator available. Please be aware that you can bring sweets for the canteen and also items to be used as door prizes. Up-coming Coffee House dates: Saturday - May 14th & June 18th. If you would like more information or would like to put your name in to be a helper or an entertainer in the future please call Desa at 847-2917. 405


A sale of “early new” spring and summer clothing will be held at Saint David’s United Church (7 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay) on Friday, April 29th from 4:00-8:00pm and Saturday, April 30th from 9:00am-12:00noon. In addition to clothing there will also be toys and baby equipment for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used by the Outreach Committee for local and international projects such as the KV Food Bank, Romero House, Stephen Lewis Foundation and Doctors Without Borders. 412

AnnuAl ClotHinG SAlE At St. dAVid’S

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Fish ‘n Jam: Fish ‘n Jam is back to a regular schedule, each Wednesday at 7:00pm. Fly tying instruction is available on Wednesdays, just call the centre to be sure someone will be available if you’re planning on coming out to tie flies. Coffeehouse: We have our next coffeehouse slated for Saturday, April 30th, with entertainers TBA. We hope to see another great turnout! Annual Anglers Draw: The draw date for our Annual Anglers Draw has been moved to Saturday, April 30th, so we can pull the winning number at our coffeehouse on that Saturday. Tickets are still available, and a line-up of fantastic prizes has been arranged. News from the Riverbank: Remember that angling season opens Sunday, May 1st on lakes in this part of the province. As usual, we ask all anglers to exercise caution when fishing in the lower part of the Hammond in April, since our black salmon (kelts) will still be in the river. One more reminder: wear your PFD’s, especially in cold water conditions we have in the early season! Warning to local anglers and boaters: HRAA’s popular and frequently-used boat launch was damaged during the high water March 12th, and is not usable. Stay tuned, we’ll provide more information as it becomes available. Its one of our priorities to have the landing back in operation as soon as possible. A sincere thanks to volunteers who helped with the renovations of the downstairs of the HRAA building. Particular thanks to George Floyd for the painting and Chris and Ursina Meier for the beautiful shelving. Thanks as well to our loyal staff: Ursina, Jessie and Megan for their great work on the downstairs cleanup! Kayak Fishing Tournament: July 16th & 17th. The new regulations for the tournament are now available in the events section of our website. This year, there will alternate launching locations, but all activities will take place at the centre. For more HRAA information visti the website at www.hraa. ca. 401


The Deacon’s Cupboard Food Bank regrets that it can no longer accept items such as televisions, computers, microwaves, etc. We just do not have the space to store such items - we are full to the brim! We thank you for thinking of us and encourage items such as clothing, footwear and food items be donated as usual. 413

dEACon’S CupBoARd notiCE

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This year’s Spring Violet Tea will take place at Hampton United Church on Saturday, April 30th, from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Enjoy a variety of scrumptious sandwiches and your choice of decadent, delicious desserts. A quilt display and a Second Time Around Jewellery Sale will add to your enjoyment. Tickets will be on sale at the door at $7/adults, $3/children ages 4 to 6, no charge for pre-schoolers. Take-outs will be available. Hampton United is at 24 Robb Court, off Keirstead Avenue. This annual event is a project of the Hampton UCW, with proceeds used to support the group’s many projects. 407

uCW AnnuAl SpRinG lunCHEon

1356 Rte 845, Clifton Royal NB, E5S 2B9, Phone 763-2009 Mondays - Legion meeting the first Monday of each month, new members welcomed (anyone may become a member), membership not a requirement to be a volunteer. Sundays - 7:30pm, Cribbage. For more information contact Joe Stack at 763-2959. Peninsula Pearls meet the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 12:00noon for lunch. New members welcomed if interested call Claudia Small 763-2587. To reserve the Hall call Doreen Stack at 763-2959 and/or Meaghan Hickey at 763-2665, or e-mail meg.hickey.hare@live. com. 406

RoYAl CAnAdiAn lEGion #62

The Saint Andrews Kirk and Hammond River UCW are holding a Salad Plate Luncheon on Saturday, April 30th from 11:30am1:00pm at the Nauwigewauk Hall (Darlings Island Road). The menu includes: Potato salad, turkey salad, rolls, etc and an assortment of desserts. A Bake Table and New-to-You Treasures Table will also be available. Cost for the lunch is $8/person. There will be free delivery in the local area for orders of 10 or more to the same address. Please call 849-2209 or 847-5665 before April 24th to place your order. 408

lunCHEon in nAuWiGEWAuK

There will be a Yard Sale held at St. Luke’s Parish Hall (Gondola Point, 12 Quispamsis Road, Quispamsis) on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00am-1:00pm. A canteen will be available. To rent a table call 847-8928. 224

YARd SAlE – St. luKE’S

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The next meeting of the Fundy Gardeners will be held on Wednesday, May 4th 7:00pm at the Kennebecasis Select Funeral Home (152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis). Guest speaker for the evening’s topic will be “What’s New & Unusual”. All Welcome! For more information, please visit fundygardeners. blogspot.com. 400 Fundy Gymnastics had a tremendous showing at the Provincial Championships held April 1st-3rd in Quispamsis. The competition had 275 competitors from all over the Province. Fundy had 15 gymnasts make it through to the Atlantic Championship which will be held in Moncton on April 29th-May 1st. Eight made it through to the Eastern Championships held at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax on May 6th-9th, and three made it to the Nationals which will be held in PEI on at the end of May. Congratulations to everyone. 409


pRoVinCiAl GYMnAStiCS CoMpEtition

(L-R), Back row: Alyssa Pelletier, Victoria LeBlanc, Mackenzie Gillespie-Tracey, Riley Higdon, Michael Thompson. Taylor McNeill, Anna West, Nikita Hanley, Morgan Mersereau, Center Row: Cameron McMaster, Janica Schofield, Sarah LeBlanc, Emily Richard, Erica Forgeron, Erin Blacquier, Nicole Soper, Liam Dalton Front Row: Kaitie Shea, Payton Gonzalez, Courtney Ritchie, Myranda, Sofie Gautreau, Monique Losier. Missing from Photo: Brandon Kirk, Jacob Fudge, Jenecca Crossman, Laura Kelly.

The Annual Meeting of the Rocmaura Auxiliary will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 4:00pm in the Boardroom of the Rocmaura Nursing Home. 849


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The Parish of Hammond River ACW are sponsoring the annual Mother’s Day Tea & Bazaar at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Hammond River) on Saturday, May 7th from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Tea tickets - $3/adults, or free admission for crafts, home cooking and New To You Table. All are welcome. 410

Reminder: ACW tEA & BAzAAR

The Kidney Foundation “Give the Gift of Life Walkathon” in support of Organ & Tissue Donation will be held on Saturday April 30th. Registration will start at 10:00am (Wentworth Place, 215 Wentworth Street).There are great prizes to be won including an iPad2. Raise $100 and receive a t-shirt to be part of the “Living Green Ribbon”. Come out for a great time of fun, food and prizes in support of a good cause. To register and collect pledges online go to www. FlEA MARKEt in upHAM There will be a Flea Market held at the WI Hall in Upham (Rte kidney.ca/nbpei or call The Kidney Foundation 634-0519. 618 820) on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00am-1:00pm. Tables are available for rent ($7 each) and all proceeds go to St. Peter’s UCW in Upham. 10tH AnnuAl EQuinE REViEW To book a table please call Peggy at 832-7495. 837 The annual Equine Review Exhibition and Trade Show is considered to be the opening event of the horse show season in NB and throughout the Maritimes. The event features two days of demonstrations and instructional clinics and a lot to see in FlEA MARKEt in SuSSEX The New Brunswick Auto Club Inc. will hold its 30th Annual the exhibit areas. The 2011 Equine Review is being held at the Princess Louise Automotive & General Flea Market on August 19th-21st at the Park Show Centre in Sussex on April 30th-May 1st. See the Princes Louise park with up to 900 vendors. For more info website at plpshowcentre.com for more information. 628 visit:www.nbaac.org. 834

GiVE tHE GiFt oF liFE WAlKAtHon

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By Cameron Miller and Bryce Miller – Grade 5 students at QES Did you know that at Quispamsis Elementary School healthy choices are as easy as 1, 2, 3! Students and staff realize that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so we have a healthy breakfast program for students who need to eat when they come to school. Every day staff and volunteers serve toast, cereal, juice and fruit. At lunch, students can choose chicken wraps or whole wheat pizza as healthy, hot lunch choices. Classes at QES celebrate holidays such as Christmas, Valentines and Halloween by bringing in healthy options such as cheese, crackers, fruit and vegetable trays. Not only do we eat healthy but we exercise and are physically active too. Mme. Savoie and Mr. Tremblay offer their time at lunch for intramurals in the gym. During intramurals the students are able to try a new sport challenge and make new friends. Fridays are great because at lunch the students are invited to Fun Fitness Friday or Zumba! Did you know that exercise can help students concentrate? The students may also choose to participate in chess or cribbage. These games help us use our brains and develop new thinking strategies. At QES we have a Peer Helper program for the Grade 5 students. The Peer Helpers help the little ones to make good choices on the playground and in the classroom. They also help the secretary in the office during snack recess. This teaches peer helpers to be responsible. Healthy choices need to be recognized. That is why we have a “Thumbs Up” award. This award encourages students to do good deeds throughout the school year. Helping, sharing, showing kindness, or paying a nice compliment are all choices that we celebrate. For all these reasons, QES is the best! Healthy Choices are made here!! Quispamsis Elementary School is a Community School. For more information about District 6 Community Schools, contact Kent Staal at 848-6687. 223

QES – tHE HEAltHY plACE to BE!

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A Spring ‘Second Hand Book Sale’ will be held at Trinity Church (115 Charlotte Street, SJ) on Friday, April 29th from 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday, April 30th from 9:00-12:00noon. Hundreds of books - all softcovers $.50 and all hardcovers $1 and some books free. Call 672 -8601 for info or to donate books. 624

BooK SAlE At tRinitY CHuRCH

NBCC students in the Business Administration, Marketing program fundraised and donated $1,300 to the Joshua Group on Friday, April 8th. 632

StudEntS to JoSHuA GRoup

(L-r): Heather Dewer (student), Ann Bonnell (instructor), Wayne MacEachern (Joshua Group), Meaghan Linton (student), Bobby Hayes (founder, Joshua Group), and Catherine Hanley (student). Missing from the photo is Kate Hayward.

The members of the Sussex Art Club will be holding the April meeting at St. Paul’s United Church (4 Morrison Avenue, Sussex) on tuesday, April 26th at 7:00pm. Anyone interested in sketching or painting is welcome to join us. Hope to see you there. 805


Come out and join your neighbours in celebrating the “Grand Re-Opening” of St. Bridget’s Hall. Enjoy delicious Surf Or Turn Dinner then dance the night away for only $25 on Saturday, May 7th. Dinner will be at 6:00 and the dance begins at 8:30pm. Music provided by Angella & Troy Mercer and bar service will be available for both dinner and dance. Hint – treat your mom, it’s Mother’s Day weekend. For tickets please contact Terry 763-1031 or Charlene at 7632217. 841

St. BRidGEt’S “RE-opEninG”

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In support of the SJVS/HVHS Scholarship Fund, the SJVS/ HVHS Alumni Annual Country Show will be held Saturday, May 7th at 7:00 pm in the HVHS Auditorium. Tickets are available at Guardian Drugs, Grand Bay; KV Drugs, Morris Music, Beats & Bytes, Mike’s Jewelry. The school is elevator and wheelchair accessible. 804


The Bradley Lake Community Centre can accommodate up to 150 people is available to rent for weddings, receptions, birthday parties (includes a large kitchen). For more information or to make a booking for an event please call 847-8442 or 847-7170. 216


Want to help change the lives of Canadians with disabilities? By participating in the Purina Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 29th at Hampton Community Centre you can help provide Dog Guides to people who need them in your community. Registration will open at 12:00nooon and the Walk will begin at 1:00p.m. There is no registration fee and 100% of the funds raised will go towards providing Dog Guides at no cost to Canadians with disabilities. Since 1983, Lions Foundation of Canada has provided specially trained Dog Guides at no cost to people of all ages from coast to coast. Each Dog Guide costs approximately $20,000 to raise and train yet they are provided at no cost to qualified applicants. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides does not receive any government funding and relies on the support of fundraising events and donations from service clubs, corporations, foundations, individuals across the country to continue its success. The Foundation trains five different types of Dog Guides: Canine Vision Dog Guides – for people who are blind or visually impaired; Hearing Ear Dog Guides – for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; Special Skills Dog Guides – for people with a medical or physical disability; Seizure Response Dog Guides – for people with epilepsy; Autism Assistance Dog Guides – for children with autism The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is a national event that is held in over 200 communities across Canada. For more information please visit www.purinawalkfordogguides.com. 838

WAlK FoR GuidE doGS

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This Barred Owl stayed around all day – feasting on a crow. Photo submitted by Militsa Doukogiannis in Quispamsis. 230

oWl in RotHESAY

St. Paul’s (on the Common, Rothesay) will be holding their Annual Mega Yard Sale on Friday, May 6th from 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday, May 7th from 8:00am-12:00noon. Great bargains – hope to see you there!! 415

YARd SAlE At St. pAul’S

The Knights of Columbus Council #6766, is hosting Cribbage Games every Thursday at 7:30pm. Admission $5.00 for eight games. Have fun, meet new friends, win prizes. To be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, lower hall on Gondola Point Road, Rothesay. Enter via the back door on the right. 208


Registration for Volleyball on the Boardwalk began on Monday, April 11th. League play begins on Monday, May 30th and runs for a 10-week period. Divisions include women, reverse 2’s, co-ed competitive, co-ed intermediate and co-ed recreational. Players can register as a team or as an individual. An information session for players will be held at Grannan’s on Thursday, May 26th at 7:00pm. All teams are encouraged to attend. In order to register a team the registration form must be completed and full payment received at the Saint John Y’s Prince Edward Square location. Cash, cheque, debit, Visa and Mastercard are accepted. The registration fee for teams of four is $230 and teams of two cost $140. For additional information call the Saint John Y at 693-YMCA.

VollEYBAll on tHE BoARdWAlK

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These two girls from QMS won the provincial level art contest with the Knights of Columbus. Knight, Chantelle White 13 years and up 1st place, Mrs. O’Leary, QMS art teacher; Emma Bulter, 12 years and under 1st place, Knight. 220

poStER ContESt WinnERS

Are you interested in Irish traditional music? Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (just say “COAL-tis”) is an international nonprofit group dedicated to the preservation of Irish music and culture. The Saint John branch meets every tuesday, 7:00pm at O’Leary’s Pub (46 Princess St., Saint John) to play Irish traditional music, sing songs, and generally have a good time. Do you play a traditional acoustic instrument? Bring it along! Musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? No problem! Everyone’s welcome to join in the fun. See you there! Our website is www.comhaltas.ca and the main Comhaltas website is www.comhaltas.ie. 802

iRiSH MuSiC niGHt

Volleyball continues on Wednesday evenings at Rothesay Park Middle School, 8:00-10:00pm at cost of $3; and Breakfast for Singles at Holly’s Restaurant in Hampton Mall on Sundays at 10:00am. If you would like some more info about the purpose of our group, membership or on any of the above please email singles696-1914@live.ca or phone 696-1914 for recorded info and feel free to leave a message to have someone call you. 819

SinGlES & FRiEndS nEWS

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Get ready for a night of fun, dancing and fundraising as the Saint John YM-YWCA Camp Glenburn Alumni Presents, a “Night at the Disco”. Saturday, May 14th at the Marco Polo Cruise Ship Terminal in Saint John from 8:00pm-12:00mid-night will be a night to remember with a silent auction, a dance and other exciting opportunities for fun with friends. All money raised will go towards building a rock climbing wall and other improvements to the Camp Glenburn Adventure Program. Interested donors can contact the Saint John YMYWCA at 634-7720 or find our Glenburn Alumni page on Facebook. 622


Meals: Monday thru Friday (except holidays) 11:30am-12:30pm. Our meals are open to the public at a cost of $6.00 for a complete healthy meal - it is the best deal in town: Monday - ground beef; tuesday - turkey; Wednesday - ham & potato scallop; Thursday - chicken; Friday - fish. When Monday is a holiday, we offer Ground Beef on tuesday, and the menu remains as posted for the rest of the week. Bingo: Mondays, tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30-2:30 pm. Cards(45’s): Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. For further information, contact Paula at 693-8587. We are accessible by elevator. 607


My name is Jordan London and I am a 10 year old boy from Rothesay. I am a grade five student at Rothesay Elementary School and have been working very hard to raise money for the 2011 Relay for Life-Hampton. I am a member of the Snow Angels team. I have set a goal of raising $1000 for the Relay this year and doing this by collecting bottles in my community, from family, friends, and a bottle drive. I made the decision to join the Relay and raise money for cancer research because I have had too many family members suffer from this mean disease called cancer. I have lost my grandfather (Arthur London Sr) and my great- grandmother (Annie Hull) to this devastating disease; as well my grandmother (Jackie London) is a cancer survivor, along with many other family members. On Saturday April 9th, I organized a bottle drive in French Village and with the help of my parents (Art & Michelle London) and my two brothers Josh age 5, Jamie age 4, my cousin Wyatt aged 11 and several aunts, uncles and cousins we gained a mountain larger than me worth of bottles. I organized everything, and even got my Father, my Aunt Ashley and my Uncle Trevor to run pickup trucks full to the brim all day long! But I still have more to go to reach my goal or possibly exceed it! If you could please donate your bottles to this wonderful cause, we may be able to beat this disease. Please contact us at 333-4223 (you can leave a message) or at jjjqis@nb.sympatico.ca. Thank you for your support, and thank you to everyone who has already donated their bottles.

on ouR CoVER: BottlE donAtionS dESiREd!

The popular Spring Fundraiser - Dessert & Card Party - will be held at St. Paul’s in Rothesay on Thursday, April 28th from 1:004:00pm. Tickets $10 a person with all proceeds going to local and outreach projects. Phone the church office 847-1812 or Cassie 849-1051 to reserve your table. Thank you for your support! 221

Reminder: St. pAul’S SpRinG FundRAiSER

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Queens County Heritage is having its Annual General Meeting on Friday, April 29th, at 7:00pm in the Anglican Guild Hall in Gagetown. The special speaker will Be Gary Hughes, Curator of History & Technology, New Brunswick Museaum, who will give an illustrated talk on Queens County Loyalists. Refreshments will follow the meeting and presentation. Guess Who Came to Dinnner? Queens County Heritage will hold its 13th Annual Sir Samuel Leonard Tilly Dinner, A Celebration of Local Heritage, on Saturday, May 7th at the Queens County Court House in Gagetown. Reception will begin at 6:00 pm, with Dinner at 7:00. The cost is $27.50/person. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Please call: 488-2483 or 488-2295. 847


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the affordable, non-profit, non-commercial, oldest weight loss support group is growing again; with 25 chapters throughout southern New Brunswick, two more are opening in the Saint John area. Silver Falls United Church, Loch Lomond Road, meets on Thursday mornings, with weigh in at 9:30 and meeting begins at 10:00am. A new chapter opened on March 14th at Carleton Kirk Church, Duke Street, Saint John West - Monday evenings, with weigh in at 6:00 and meeting begins at 6:30pm. For further information about other TOPS meetings, or more information on these new chapters, please call Donna or John Buckley, Area Captains at 849-0550. 629

topS iS on tHE MoVE

Helping women with cancer - Look Good Feel Better free workshops help women deal with the appearance-related sideeffects of their illness. Find support - lift your spirits - gain confidence! Join us in Saint John the 3rd Monday of every month from 1:303:30 in the Oncology Conference room. Registration required - contact Tina at 648-6885. 807

looK Good, FEEl BEttER WoRKSHopS

The 4thThursday of each month at the Saint John Alzheimer Society office 152 Westmorland Road, beginning at 7:00pm. 604


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One of the longest running charity golf events in the province is now accepting registrations. The 23rd Annual Y’s Men’s Golf Tournament will be hosted at the Westfield Golf and Country Club on Thursday, June 2nd. It is a sure to be another successful event in support of children in our community. Funds raised at the tournament will provide opportunities for youth to experience a week of overnight camp at the Y’s Camp Glenburn. Through the efforts of the Y’s Men over the years, over 1000 youth have attended camp, made new friends and made memories to last a lifetime. No one is turned away at the Y, regardless of financial circumstance. The four person scramble format gets underway at 1:00pm. The registration fee is $125/person which includes a power cart and the famous Y’s Men’s Chicken Dinner. Individuals or foursomes are welcome to participate. For additional information or to register contact Keith Doiron at 639-7148 (cell) or 7388989(home). The Saint John Y is a charity, open to all, dedicated to providing MAtuRE pRoFESSionAlS nEtWoRK in SJ programs and services to help individuals, families and “Mature Professionals Network (MPN) a social networking organization for single adults over the age of 40 has been launched communities grow and develop in spirit, mind and body. 639 in Saint John. MPN offers a forum to meet and exchange ideas, develop friendships and share common interests. They have a HElp SuppoRt RElAY FoR liFE Meet and Greet Social every Friday night, 5:30-7:30pm at the Team Hour Way is giving you a chance to Chateau Saint John, on Rockland Road. You will be warmly win a pair of tickets to see Charlie Pride on welcomed by a MPNSJ greeter who will introduce you to other Saturday, May 14th (value $120). Tickets are members. A group of them also go out to dinner after the Meet 1 for $5 or 3 for $10 and the draw date will and Greet. They have already participated in several different be tuesday, May 10th. For more information activities and are looking forward to a lot more interesting contact John 849-0155, Lloyd 833-1006 or Tammie 832-8814. things to do through the seasons. Thank you for your support, Team Hour Way. 828 We hope you can find time to join us.” 831

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There was a hush over the room containing forty usually energized, vocal women, as Margie Fife was announced as the 2011 Sea Belle Barbershopper of the Year. The award was presented following the installation of Sea Belles new Officers, by last year’s recipient Judy McNab. “I was totally surprised,” said Fife “as there are so many others that are more than worthy of this award. This has been one of the highlights of my 20 plus years of singing a cappella harmony!, Fife added. Ms. Fife has been involved with Sea Belles Chorus on and off since 1984 and before that she was a member of Chaleur Echoes in Dalhousie, NB where as a young mother with two young daughters, she was first introduced to ladies barbershop music by a neighbour in 1979. In answering what Sea Belles and barbershop singing has done for her, Margie states: “It has given me life long friends, the confidence to perform and speak in front of an audience. No matter what the day has brought you, when you get to practice, just for those 2 ½ hours, you can forget all the “stuff ” that has gone on during the day- it’s great for your mental health!” When not singing in a cappella harmony with other women, Ms. Fife volunteers with many local organizations, or relaxes in her custom built home in Mount Hebron, just outside Sussex overlooking her trout pond, honey bee hives and large vegetable garden that support her other love - cooking in her great kitchen. Sea Belles meets every tuesday evening at 7:00pm at Forest Hills Elementary School. New members always welcome! Come share your voice! For more information, contact Heather at 6720681. 851


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Summer Programs: Registration for our summer Day Camp and Playground Program starts on tuesday, April 26th at the Town Hall. Info and registration forms available online or at Town Hall (70 Hampton Road). Family and Friends Day in the Valley with the SJ Arts Centre: Sunday, May 29th from 2:004:00pm join us at the Bill McGuire Centre (90 James Renforth Dr) for our Fun Day filled with lots of free art and music activities sure to entertain kids of all ages! Featuring face painting, live music and lots of art-making activities for all! For more info visit www.saintjohnartscentre. com or call 633-4870. 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay: 25 years ago Rick Hansen wheeled his way around the globe to raise awareness for spinal cord injury. The 25th Anniversary Rick Hansen Relay will be coming through Rothesay on Sunday, october 2nd. You can have a chance to be a relay participant and honour Rick’s spirit of courage, leadership and teamwork. To enter the relay participant contest (deadline June 1st) and for more information please visit www.rickhansenrelay.com. For more information contact Cindy Bishop 848-6652 cindybishop@rothesay.ca or www.rothesay.ca. 213


8 River Road, Rothesay Crib - every Wednesday at 7:30pm. For information please call Sam Gauvin at 847-8261. Everyone welcome. Bingo - every Thursday night. Doors open at 6:00 games start at 6:55pm. 10 regular games, four specials and a jackpot game. Also early and late games and building pots (Bonanza, Lucky 7, Pyramid and Treasure Chest). For information please call Richard at 847-4163. Canteen services available. Hall rentals are available for various types of events/activities. The Hall is also available for special benefit functions at no charge. New members always welcome. For further information please contact Margaret at 849-0031.

FAiRVAlE outinG ASSoCiAtion

VON Foot Clinics in Quispamsis are held at St. Mark’s Church (Pettingill Road) every Wednesday. For more information/appointments please call the VON Office at 635-1530. 209

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In honour of National Volunteer Week, which was held April 10th-16th, the Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to the many thousands of volunteers across the Province who have joined us in the fight against cancer. Each year, Canadian Cancer Society volunteers dedicate their time and skills to make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer in New Brunswick. Their support allows us to fund cancer research, advocate for healthy public policy, engage people in prevention initiatives, and provide supportive care for people living with cancer and their loved ones. In 2010, an estimated 4,600 New Brunswick residents were diagnosed with cancer, and an estimated 2,020 died from the disease. With the support of our volunteers, we are making progress in the fight against cancer. Today, approximately 62 per cent of those diagnosed with cancer will survive, compared to one in three in the 1960s. Thank you to our volunteers for being part of the Canadian Cancer Society team. Your commitment and dedication make a difference every day to people in your community. To find out how you can join the fight against cancer, please visit www.fightback.ca. 850

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Saturday, May 7th will mark a major milestone for the Loch Lomond Villa Foundation - its 10th Annual Spring Fundraising Dinner & Auction in support of the Villa’s ongoing commitment to adults challenged by age or disability. As a not-for-profit organization, Loch Lomond Villa currently provides safe housing and various levels of care to more than 475 members of our community - with exciting expansion plans to enable the Villa to serve 54 additional residents by 2016. The evening will feature a three-course lobster dinner (beef tenderloin alternate), entertainment by Tim Maloney, live and silent auctions, and an eliminator draw for one week at Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. Dress is casual, in keeping with the event’s nautical theme: “Cruisin’ into the Future - Full Steam Ahead“. Tickets for the fundraiser, which is being held at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, are available by contacting Loch Lomond Villa at 643-7130. The price is $100/person (a tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the cost) or a table of eight may be reserved for $800. 616

VillA FoundAtion- SpRinG dinnER

Cole Pender loves hockey, he not only played KV minor hockey he also played spring hockey. The owner of the spring hockey team that Cole played on last year, Andy Bezeau donated hockey tape with 100% of the proceeds going to Cole Pender and his family. The hockey tape was sold at the Peter Murray Arena, Rothesay Arena, and the Gorman Arena. Express Hockey was able to raise a total of $380. 219


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The 50+ Friendship Games for greater Saint John and surrounding areas will be held on June 5th-10th. Registration includes closing banquet and 19 events – various card games, bowling, shuffleboard, golf, pool, darts, swimming, badminton, horseshoes, etc. The official opening will be Sunday, June 5th 1:00pm at the Saint John Ketepec Marina. Registration forms are available at the Senior’s Resource Centre, Brunswick Square Level 3. Registration ($25) deadline is Friday, May 27th. This event is sponsored by the Province of New Brunswick and the City of Saint John. 617

50+ FRiEndSHip GAMES

A cheque presentation of $2000 for the Palliative Care Unit of SJRH on behalf of the Lee Beach Memorial Foundation. The Lee Beach Memorial Foundation would like to extend a special thanks to their corporate sponsors, Fidelity Investments, I/A Clarington and AIM Trimark, ticket holders and those who bought tables for their lobster dinner. 636

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The Kings County Co-ordinating Council of Beta Sigma Phi President, Donna Belyea, recently presented a $2,000 cheque to Wendy Cyr of the Breast Health Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The money was raised through our annual Mystery Auction and will be used to provide medical supplies for patients who have undergone mastectomies. 814


Donna Belyea (left) presenting cheque to Wendy Cyr.

(L-R) Nurse Manager Palliative Care Debbie Maxwell, Director of Lee Beach Memorial Foundation Barry Prosser, Charge Nurse/Nurse Consultant Janice Till RN, LBMF Chairman Paul Devlin, Lee’s mother Connie Beach, LBMF Director Norman Gallard, SJRH Foundation President Tim Cameron, LBMF Director Sean Wallace.

There will be a Gospel Concert in support of the Saint John Baptist Hospital Chaplaincy at Kennebecasis Baptist Church (383 Hampton Road, Quispamsis) on Friday, May 13th at 7:30pm. The evening will feature the Kennebecasis Baptist Church Worship Team; Male Quartet with Harry Cross, Charlie Denton, Bob Poley and Innes McCready; Harry Brittain on the Sax and Dave Corkum on the Musical Saw. Light refreshments will be served. A freewill offering will be received for the ministry of the Chaplaincy. 231


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Gr. 12 IB Art Show: in Heritage Hall, weekdays 9:00am-4:00pm until April 29th. Broadway Revue: one-act scenes and musical selections from your favourite Broadway performances Friday & Saturday, April 29th & 30th at 7:00pm in the school theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door, or by calling the School Office. RNS Parents’ Guild Art Show & Sale: The 23rd Annual Rothesay Netherwood School Parents’ Guild Art Show & Sale will be held on Friday, May 6th from 7:00-9pm and on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00am-4:00pm in the school’s Irving Gymnasium. Admission is $2 at the door. For more information on the up-coming events or tickets, please call the School Office at 847-8224 (Art Show info – artshow@ rns.cc . 829 The Annual Walk For ALS will be held on Saturday, June 11th at the Boardwalk, Market Square. Registration will be at 12:00noon and the walk at 1:00pm. Come join us for a fun filled afternoon including music, food, silent auction, and a team challenge contest. Everyone welcome. Come and bring a friend or form a team for this great cause. For information call 738-9118. Pledge sheets available on line at www.walkforals.ca. 840 A youth-created Anti-Bullying Website toll-free line for youth, parents, and the general public can be accessed 24/7, 365 days a year by anyone in Canada. Anyone may access the (new) tollfree number at: (877) 352-4497. 803



Two hours, that’s all it takes to put you back in control of the way you look during cancer treatment. Through cosmetic and hair alternatives, a Look Good Feel Better workshop, on Monday, May 9th (Fredericton Medical Clinic) from 2:00-4:00pm, will teach you how to manage the effects that cancer and its treatment have on your appearance. Plus, at the workshop you will benefit from the shared experiences of other women with cancer and go home with a complimentary kit of quality cosmetics. Find support, gain confidence and lift your spirits. Call us to register at the DECH Oncology Unit at 474-4509 or 1-800-9145665. 848

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Anti-BullYinG SuppoRt

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The Sussex Choral Society presents its Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 29th St. Francis Xavier Church, Sussex at 7:30pm and Monday, May 30th Portland United Church, Saint John at 7:30pm Both concerts feature the accomplished singers of the Sussex Choral Society with guest appearances by soloist Laura Higgins, Contrast Pop Ensemble and the a cappella group Polyphon. This will be a dynamic, not-to-be-missed concert! Directed by David Mitchell with accompaniment by Karen Gallagher. Tickets are $15, available at the doors. 844


The Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick will hold it’s AGM “Wordspring” in Sussex on Friday, May 13th-15th. All listed events are open to the public. $90 registration fee includes all events, contact 506-459-7228 or wfnb@nb.aibn.com. Friday, May 13th – 6:00pm, Sussex Tea Room - Wordspring Opening. Wine and cheese reception, free; 7:00pm, Readings, book launches; 8:00pm - local youth talent - music, reading, singing. Saturday, May 14th - Sussex Masonic Hall - 10:45am-12:00noon, Workshop Allan Lynch – “Monetize Me!”; 12:00 noon – lunch buffet, including Tammy Morris Reading Theatre with Sussex Corner School Children included in registration fee; 1:002:30pm – workshop Chad Pelley – “Publishing”; 2:45-3:30pm – reading and Q & A, Alexander MacLeod open to public, freewill donation; 3:45–4:30pm – discussion: MacLeod, Pelley, moderator Beth Powning open to public, free-will donation. Around Town, 4:30pm – Walkabout Tours: Murals, Trout Creek, Pub Crawl free tours. Sussex Lion’s Den – 7:00pm, Awards Reception, desserts and entertainment ($10 suggested offering, goes to Sussex Regional High Restoration Project), Desserts and cash bar. Readings, awards ceremony, and entertainment. Sunday, May 15th - Sussex Lion’s Den – 10:0am, Open Mic Brunch $10 open to public For more information contact: www.wfnb.ca or Beth Powning, ww.theseacaptainswife.ca. 846


Every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00pm you are invited to play Radio Bingo on Country 94 CHSJ in support of the Animal Rescue League - Jackpot $3,500, plus Cookie Jar plus many other great prizes! Bingo Books ($5) are available by calling 642-0920. Thank you for supporting your animal shelter! 836

ARl RAdio BinGo

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The Saint John support group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (anonymity respected) meets on Saturdays from11:30am-12:30noon and tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm at the Community Health Centre (130 Bayard Drive, next to St. Joseph’s Hospital). We define this abuse as a sexual encounter initiated by a family member or extended family member that damaged the child. By ‘extended family’ we mean an aunt, uncle, in-law, step-parent, cousin, friend of the family, teacher, coach, another child, clergy or anyone that betrayed the child’s trust. For more information please call Ron McCann at 650-9985 or email braveandstrong95@yahoo.ca; or Elsie McGraw at mcgrame@nb.sympatico.ca. 614


April marks the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Kapyong – one of the most significant battles fought by the Canadians in the Korean War. As a member of The War Amps Operation Legacy, a group of committed young people who are dedicated to preserving Canada’s military heritage, I would like to highlight this anniversary. On April 24th-25th, 1951, the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry engaged in the Battle of Kapyong. From their stand on Hill 677, the Patricia’s managed to hold their positions and re-open the supply route despite tremendous odds and bitter fighting. The Canadian action at Kapyong stopped the Chinese advance in this sector of the front for the rest of the war and earned the battalion the US Presidential Citation for valour. Canada sent 26,791 soldiers to battle in Korea. More than 1,200 were seriously wounded and another 516 never came home. After the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953, the Canadians returned home amid little fanfare. There were no bands playing, and no parades. In fact, the Korean War had very little impact on Canadians, except, of course, those who fought in it or who lost loved ones. To mark this anniversary, The War Amps has re-released its documentary Korea: Canada’s Forgotten War to regular and specialty TV channels. Part of The War Amps Military Heritage Series, it is also available at a cost-recovery price of $12 by calling 1-800 -50-3030 or visiting waramps. ca. Sincerely, Cara London, 20; Operation Legacy Member, Rothesay, NB. 852

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Adult volleyball ($3.00/person) will be held every Wednesday evening (September-June) from 8:00-10:00pm at the Rothesay Park Middle School. For more information contact Susan at 635-8830. Please note that if schools are closed/cancelled during the day, volleyball will also be cancelled. 217

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This year cloggers will be gathering in Petit Rocher, NB on Saturday, May 7th from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Madran Community Centre (185 Chemin du Centre, Madran). Three cuers will keep all those happy feet clogging at all times. Admission will be $10/ person and a canteen will be available. For more information contact 696-1844 or savoiepg@nb.sympatico.ca. 842

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May 18th marks the 228th anniversary of the landing of the first Loyalist fleet in 1783, as well as Saint John’s 226th birthday, as Canada’s first incorporated city, in 1785, a direct result of the Loyalist landings. We are very excited about this year’s Loyalist Day celebrations and hope to have more people than ever participating with us, as once again St. Mary’s Band will be performing at this year’s ceremonies. The celebrations begin on Sunday, May 15th at 10:30am with a special Loyalist Day church service at historic Trinity Anglican Church on Germain St. On Wednesday, May 18th ceremonies at City Hall Plaza begin at 10:15am, featuring St. Mary’s Band, school children’s choir, and members of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association in period dress and at noon on Pugsley Wharf, the 3rd Field Artillery Regiment will fire canons. Other highlights of the program for May 18th include the Loyalist Day proclamation by the Town Crier (in period dress), flag raisings, and the placing of geraniums around the Loyalist Rock. The Loyalist House and the New Brunswick Museum will also be open to the public with free admission in the afternoon. In the evening of May 18th, there will be a Gala Dinner at the Union Club on Germain Street, Saint John – reception at 6:15pm, dinner at 7:00, $40 per person. All are welcome; please contact Jim McKenzie at 832-5334 or Valerie Teed at 847-1465 for reservations by May 4th. We hope to see you at this cultural activity of such great significance to our city and province. 813

loYAliSt CElEBRAtionS 2011

The Class of 1986 Reunion Committee for Sussex Regional High School is planning a 25th Reunion for this summer. We are currently seeking the email and/or mailing addresses of all 1986 graduates. If you are on Facebook, please join the Facebook Group called “SRHS Class of ‘86 Reunion” and add anyone from your friends list who also graduated with us. If not on Facebook, contact Monique (de Winter) Gulliver at 847-2343 or gulliver5@rogers.com with your contact information. 808

SuSSEX ClASS oF ‘86 REunion

The KVHS Class of 1981 is holding it’s 30th year Class Reunion on Friday, July 22nd from 7:00pm–12:00midnight, at the Q-Plex in Quispamsis. For more information please contact Lisa McLaughlin at lmclaughlin@bayviewtrucks.com or visit our Facebook page “KVHS Class of 1981”. 816

KVHS ClASS oF ’81 REunion

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Run It, Walk It, Bike It....Just Do It - Saturday, May 14th at the Belleisle Community Centre (Rte 124, Springfield). Come join us in supporting our community pool! Some of you might already know but for those of you that don’t, our pool is in need of repairs! The pool has been closed for sometime now and our community is really missing it. So on May 14th we are inviting as many people as we can to come out and show their support. $20/adult registration; $10youth registration - registration fee will include a t-shirt. We will start collecting registration forms the day of at 9:30am. At 10:00am we will be offering a “batuka” lesson as a warm up. At 10:30am we will start our Belleisle 5K! For those of you who wish to come but do not want to take part in the 5K there will be a community yard sale in the centre, face painting for the children, 50/50 tickets will be sold and there will be a BBQ for lunch. There will be all kinds of ways to show your support that day but if for some reason you can not make it and you still would like to make a donation you can send them directly to the Belleisle Pool: C/O Belleisle Community Pool, Belleisle Elementary, 1775 Route 124, Springfield NB E5T 2J9. If you have any questions or would like a pledge sheet to participate contact: Christina - 485-2345 ckrumrei@sympatico. ca or Becky - 485-8102 becky@bdsphunkit.com. 811

BEllEiSlE CoMMunitY pool FundRAiSER

New students and volunteers are welcome at the Saint John Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Center’s English conversational classes. English classes are held on the 3rd and 4th floors of the City Market at the following times: tuesdays from 4:30-6:00 and Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10:30-12:00noon and 4:30-6:00pm. Classes are also offered at Rothesay High School in room 115 on Mondays & tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm. Classes are held in Quispamsis at St. Mark’s Catholic Church on Mondays from 10:30am-12:00noon. These classes provide a comfortable, informal setting for people to practice and develop their English skills. Participants have an opportunity to carry on discussions and meet new people from a wide range of cultures. The center welcomes new students and volunteers to join our growing groups. The SJMNRC Employment Centre provides assistance for newcomers interested in working SJ and the surrounding community. Contact Mary Stack at 642-6464 or Mary.Stack@ sjmnrc.ca for more information. Summer Camp: Are you in middle or high school and would like to have some fun this summer at summer camp? Contact Erin Brolley, erin.brolley@sjmnrc.ca to set up an appointment and register ASP. Registration is limited. Lunch en Français: Would you like an opportunity to practice speaking French? Every Friday from 12:00noon until 1:00pm we will host a French lunch at a local restaurant. If you are interested in attending please contact André Tedika at 642-7265 or 653-8262 or andre.tedika@sjmnrc.ca. 608

SJ MultiCultuRAl & nEWCoMERS CEntRE

Parkinson Society Maritime Region now has seven chapters/ support groups in New Brunswick. “You are not alone”. To find the one nearest you call 1-800-663-2468. 833

pARKinSon SuppoRt GRoupS in nB

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Saint John native Owen McCausland is currently finishing his third year of a vocal performance degree at Dalhousie University. At the age of 20 he has already had lead roles in numerous opera productions. In November, Owen took part in cross-Canada auditions for acceptance to the elite summer voice program “Canadian Opera Studies in Italy” where students study with world-class singers, attend master classes and take intensive Italian language training. Owen was not only accepted to the program, he was awarded the lead tenor role in the COSI fully-staged opera production of Don Giovanni by Mozart. He will be in Sulmona, Italy for June & July 2011. Owen will be presenting a fundraising concert at Portland United Church on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15/adults, $10/students and the evening will feature opera and art song by Schubert, Britten, Poulenc, Verdi, Mozart and more. Owen will be joined by New Brunswick pianist Julien Le Blanc and Owen’s voice professor Marcia Swanston, mezzo-soprano.

loCAl tEnoR to pERFoRM in itAlY

Baby Wonders: The first year for baby is filled with wonder not only for baby but for mom and dad too. This playgroup is an opportunity for parents of babies under 18 months of age to discover and explore the world of parenthood with other parents. Learn what to expect in the early years of parenting in a group environment where we cover a variety of topics from sleep (or lack there of!) to infant massage with qualified guest speakers. Baby Wonders is held on Monday mornings at the Quispamsis Civic Centre (location change) from 10:00 am-12:00noon. KV3C Playgroup: Experience wonderful ‘play’ mornings with songs, crafts, stories, parachute games, snacks and themed activities designed to enhance children’s holistic learning and meet other families. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to spend fun time together! From 10:00am to 12:00noon at: Bill McGuire Memorial Centre - tuesdays; Quispamsis Civic Centre (change of location) - Wednesdays; St. Augustine’s Church, Quispamsis - Fridays. Please call 849-7266, email kv3c@nb.aibn.com or visit www. kv3c.ca for more information. 210


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St. Augustine’s Church, situated at the corner of the Quispamsis and Pettingill Roads, invites everyone out for a wonderful meal as they host their annual Salmon supper on Saturday, May 14th. The meal, with sittings at 4:30 and 6:00pm, includes salmon (with a chicken breast alternative), side dishes, a homemade dessert and a beverage. Plan now so you don’t miss out on this ever popular event. Call the church office (849-8464) for your tickets, today. 414

SAlMon SuppER

Come out and enjoy 2011 on the water - check out Fundy Paddlers Club at fundypaddlersclubinc. com. Training, tripping and meetings with fellow paddlers. The Club meets at 7:00pm every second Monday of the month at the Hammond River Angling Association. 403

FundY pAddlERS

The UNB Saint John Seawolves will be hosting the Illinois Blue Boys of the USA (in the area between St. Louis, Chicago and the Kentucky border) May 20th-22nd. We are planning on Friday the 20th, a Seaside BBQ for the team at the Irving Nature Park as they have never been to the Atlantic coast or Canada. We are also planning a meet and greet with the coaches on our campus. They also wish to see our beautiful, historic Uptown. We are going to use four downs with Canadian Rules and our own country’s footballs and playing at the Canada games Stadium at UNB Saint John. 631

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The Friends of Hospice are holding a ‘Play Cards for Hospice’ Luncheon on Thursday, May 19th from 12:00noon-4:00pm at St. David’s United Church in Rothesay. Cost for the event is $12/ person. For tickets please contact Betty Bowes at 648-9595. 630


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1 Market Square, Saint John 643-7220, Children’s Department 643-7239 Preschool Storytime: 10:30-11:00am, Wednesdays & Saturdays for ages 3-5. Theme based stories, songs, fingerplays and lots of crayons too! Younger children welcome with an adult. Young Volunteers: 4:00-5:00pm, Wednesdays. Help with library programs and other library activities for one hour per week after school. Call 643-7237 for more information. Chess: Beginner to expert for kids of all ages in the Teen Zone on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Newcomers’ Coffee Hour: 2:00-3:00pm, tuesdays. Make new friends and practice your English in a comfortable social setting. Everyone welcome and no pre-registration is necessary. Call 643-7237 for more info. Coffee, Conversation, This & That: 2:30-3:30pm, Thursdays. Join us every week for a social hour – meet old friends and make new friends. Light refreshments served. Call 643-7236 for more information. Family Drop-in: Available anytime the library is open. Traditional Book Club: April 27th – Silver Salts by Mark Blagrave. Copies available at the circulation desk. For more information call 643-7237. Friday, April 29th – 2:00-3:00pm, Royal Wedding Tea. Relive and celebrate the royal nuptials with us. High tea will be served. Hats, gloves and other suitable attire are appreciated by not required; 4:00-6:00pm, Gallery Hop, enjoy the current exhibit in the Millennium ArtPlace. Light refreshments will be served. Saturday, April 30th – 2:30-3:30pm, Royal Rumpus - join us for the story of the King’s Taster, create your own royal family crest and enjoy some regal fun. 602


Join us at St. Columba, Managwagonish Road first Wednesday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm and every Thursday from 10:00am-2:00pm. Come and enjoy the fellowship of quilting. Bring a friend, enjoy the programs learn a most enjoyable and time-honoured skill. For further information contact: Sandra Betts 672-4636, sgbetts@nbnet.nb.ca; or Norah Sullivan-O’Toole 674-1639, norahsullivan@hotmail.com. 613

MARCo polo QuiltERS’ Guild

The St. James the Less ACW meets for quilting every Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm. For more information contact 847-3268. 211


The Kennebecasis Seniors Club meets on tuesdays from 1:304:00pm at St. David’s United Church in Rothesay. A short business meeting followed by Bridge, 45’s, Cribbage and lunch. For more information call 848-0895. 212


Ladies Community Fitness classes are held Monday-Friday from 8:45-9:45am at Kings Valley Wesleyan. 215


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The Rothesay-Kings Rotary Girls Choir, selected to attend Disney’s Magic Days and perform on Canada Day, is quickly approaching their deadline to raise the funds necessary to travel to Walt Disney World. Sunday, May 1st 4:30-6:30pm Spaghetti Dinner with live entertainment & silent auction at Saint Luke’s Church 369 Main Street, Saint John. $10/person $5/children (10 & under). Saturday, May 7th Bottle Drive in KV & Saint John area. Call 847-9427 to arrange pickup. Sunday, May 15th Destination Disney Concert, Saint John High School at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10, $5 for children(10 and under). Move That Bus: groups/businesses can sponsor a seat $300. Sponsors will receive tax receipts and advertising at our 20112012 events. Call 847-9427 for more details. 204


The 3rd Annual Saint John Kid Fair is happening on Saturday, May 14th from 10:00am-4:00pm. This free family event will be at The Saint John Trade and Convention Centre and the Market Square Atrium. Join us as we kick off summer with the Fit and Fun Centre, Lego corner, crafts, face painting. Come see all that our community has to offer for families. 627

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Building Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities. The Saint John Y will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 18th. The meeting will be held at 12:00noon at the Glenn Carpenter Centre located at 730 Foster Thurston Road. The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP to Elaine MacDonald at 634-4937. The Saint John YMCA-YWCA was founded in 1854 and is presently serving our community in 16 locations including Prince Edward Square, Broadview Avenue, Millidgeville Community Centre, Forest Glen Community Centre, Quispamsis Recreation Centre, West Side Childcare, Early Learning Centre, Camp Glenburn, Glenn Carpenter Centre and various After school sites located in Saint John, Rothesay, Hampton and St. Martin’s. The Y is a charity, open to all, dedicated to providing programs and services to help individuals, families and communities grow in spirit, mind and body. 634

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Locally, the Parkinson’s Support Group has resumed its monthly meetings in Sussex. The meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00pm in the Heritage Room of the Kiwanis Nursing Home. The guest speaker for the February meeting will be Bill Trewinex RCMP who has Parkinson’s himself. For more information please contact Max Lutz at 433-3330 or Leona Gionet at 433-5342. 815

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Did you know that the Search Institute has identified Honesty as one of the 40 building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible? Visit www.searchinstitute.org/assets for more information on the 40 Developmental Assets. Community Spring Expo: If you happened to miss the expo on April 15th and need contact information for local community groups please visit our website’s page www.quispamsis.ca/youth_services. A Cleaner Greener Quispamsis for Earth Day: Thanks to those of you who were able to celebrate Earth Day by making Quispamsis both cleaner and greener. The 8th annual community clean-up took place across the town on Thursday, April 21st. Annual Volunteer Recognition: National Volunteer Week is held each April. For over 20 years the Town of Quispamsis has hosted an annual event to recognize volunteers. Mayor and Council was pleased to present awards to the groups and individuals nominated this year during a special presentation on April 5th. Town-Wide Yard Sale: Participate in the popular annual Quispamsis Town-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 28th from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Drop by the Town Hall before Friday, May 6th to register and be included on the map. 2000 copies will be distributed. The registration fee is $11.30 (HST incl) per civic address. Beach Volleyball: Hit the beach this summer and enjoy some coed recreational league beach volleyball. The 4-on-4 Meenan’s Cove courts action begins at the end of May. Team registrations will be received until May 6th. Fees are $186.45/team/season. Applications are also being accepted for referee positions. Schedule – Evenings 6:30-7:30pm or 7:30-8:30pm: 4-on-4 Recreational League – Mondays; 4-on-4 Competitive League – tuesdays; 4-on-4 Youth League (Middle & High School students, recreational) – Thursdays. Canadian Tire Jump Start: The CTJS program is focused on helping young people to increase their physical activity levels. The Town of Quispamsis is pleased to be a member of the Greater Saint John Canadian Tire Jump Start Chapter and twice a year (May and September) allocates funds to assist children in need to register for sport or recreation programs. The Town of Quispamsis needs your help in assisting young people in our community who wish to participate in sport and recreational activities but who do not have the means to do so. The process is easy and will be done in the strictest of confidence. The referring school, community group, parent, etc should contact the person listed below. The Town representative will then submit the information to the local Chapter at their semi-annual meetings. For questions or to make a referral please contact Megan Lucas 8495773 or mlucas@quispamsis.ca. Upcoming: Some additional items for your calendar… Monday, May 30th - Beach Volleyball League begins Friday, June 24th - 1st Movie in the Park of the season Saturday, June 25th - Beaches Open Friday, July 1st - Canada Day Festivities – plan to host a community activity booth, register by June 3rd qplex: For information on the Quispamsis qplex please visit our website www.quispamsis.ca. Q-mail: If you would like to be added to our email list please email mlucas@quispamsis.ca. Once added to the list you will receive emails about upcoming special events and programs. Calendar of Events: On our website is a user-friendly webcalendar, an interaction opportunity for local community groups, etc. Please feel welcome in posting your upcoming event on this Calendar of Events page. For additional information on future programs, registration forms, special events and facility bookings please visit our website or drop us a line at 849-5778. Submitted By: Megan Lucas, Program Director . 201


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Two girls from Quispamsis Middle School won first place at the provincial level for The Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. Chantelle White place first in the over 12 years in the Drug Awareness Poster and Emma Bulter place first in the 12 years and under for Alcohol Awareness Poster contest. QMS had 12 winners at the local level and we are proud of them all. It is wonderful to see two go on and win the provincials’. Places for Drug Awareness 12 years and up - 1st Victoria Roberston, 2nd Stephanie Carrigan, 3rd, Adam Teskey; Alcohol Awareness 12 years and up – 1st Chantelle White; 2nd, Gabrielle Simpson; 3rd Collen Furlong-Vincent; Drug Awareness under 12 – 1st Taylor Campbell, 2nd Emily Nickolson, 3rd Isabelle Nickerson; Alcohol Awareness – 1st Emma Bulter, 2nd Catelyn Carpenter, 3rd Sarah Chun (Yu Hyun Chun). 218

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Come join us and our special guest speaker, Valerie Pringle, as we kick off Mental Health Week with A Day in Her Shoes to be held in the Market Square Atrium on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00pm. The evening promises to be a fun filled event offering a message of hope, recovery, and quality of life. Spring fashions will be on display and models will entertain with a stunning array of footwear. The fabulous restaurants of Market Square will be offering wine and hors d’oeuvres and there will be great shoes and items up for silent auction. A raffle draw will have one lucky winner going on a round trip for two to Ottawa or Toronto. Tickets are available at Canadian Mental Health Association office located on the 15th floor of City Hall, Manchester Shoe Salon and Market Square administration office. For ticket information on A Day in Her Shoes please contact us at 6331705, or cmha@nb.aibn.com. A Day in Her Shoes is proudly sponsored by the Province of New Brunswick, MindCare New Brunswick, 97.3 the Wave, Market Square, Manchester Shoe Salon, Wyndham Worldwide and Porter Airlines. 625 The Saint John Toastmasters meet every Monday evening, 8:00pm, at Trinity Anglican Church (115 Charlotte St, Saint John). Learn public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment using a proven self-paced program. Guests welcome any time. Call 693-2019 for more information; saintjohn.freetoasthost. org. 606

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We had a beautiful warm sunny spring day recently when I happened to be at home. I was naturally inspired to change the bed - what else would you do with a gorgeous spring day?!!! My esteemed husband does not follow this logic of course, but that is likely because all those summers collecting garbage as a university student completely desensitized his nose. In my books, there is absolutely nothing that smells as heavenly as a bed freshly made up with bedding that has just come off the clothesline. And the first time I can do that after the long winter of using the dryer is especially heavenly. I vividly remember as a kid the laundry spending hours on the clothesline on winter days and coming in stiff as a board, frozen solid and still wet (or at least quite damp) at the end of the day. In fact, we did not have a modern washer at all, but one of the wringer washers where you ran the clothes through the wringer mechanism to remove the water (watch your fingers!) into a rinse water and then back through the same wringer before hanging them out to dry. My grandmother would have used a washboard, no electric washer or dryer. Three generations have made doing laundry and much different proposition. This is one tiny piece of our changing world. Fifty years ago the first man entered space. Fifty years from now what will our children and grandchildren be doing? And yet . . . I still prefer the smell of the laundry coming in off the clothesline, and so I do the extra work to be able to have that olfactory pleasure. And burn more calories. And save a tiny little piece of the environment. In the January 1998 issue of IW (International Watch) magazine, the editors said, “To span the last 50,000 years of human existence, and assuming the typical life span during that time was 65 years, would require the life spans of nearly 770 people. Of those 770 people, 600 would have spent their lives in caves or something less. Only the last 68 had any effective means of communicating with each other. Only the last 6 ever saw a printed word. Only the last 4 could measure time with precision. Only the last two used electric motors. Almost everything that makes up our material world today has been developed during the life span of the 770th person.” Amazing, eh . . .801


CHild CARE ROTHESAY NURSERY SCHOOL is taking registration for 20112012! Space available in 3 and 4 year old classes. Call 847-1810, email rothesaynurseryschool@gmail.com and see our blog at http://rothesaynurseryschool.blogspot.com. FIRST WONDERS DAYCARE has immediate openings for 2-5 year olds. Government licensed, open 7:30am - 5:30pm. Contact Cindy 849-4106. CARING, COMPASSIONATE MOTHER with 23 years experience with children has 2 openings, non-smoker, no pets, small group of children, overnights can be arranged, one-on-one attention. Location off Vincent Road. 849-0665. EMploYMEnt PT WORK FOR FT MOMS. Work for yourself not by yourself. Free website, unlimited support, computer required. www. allkidsmatter.com. HANDYMAN NEEDED in Rothesay area, garden work. Nancy 847-2563 or 650-5853. SUPERVISOR FOR GROUP home for mentally and physically challenged adults in Hampton. Shift work involved, must have resume, first aid, medical & criminal check and valid drivers license. Previous work experience as a supervisor an asset. For further information call 832-5592. BE YOUR OWN BOSS! Turn 5-10 hours/week into $1000.00+/ month. Operate a mini office outlet from your computer, FREE evaluation. www.yourfreedomoffice.com. FiREWood SpRinGFiEld FiREWood dry, seasoned, split firewood, delivered. Call 485-2349. TIRED OF GETTING THE WRONG size wood? Fire wood cut to specification. Call Doug 763-3486 or 333-5843. FIREWOOD FOR SALE, good prices, good wood, call Ken. 832-4326. FoR REnt GRAND MANAN VACATION home on water, near Seal Cove beach, available June - Sept., sleeps 6, fully equipped. Info, rates, photos 506-488-2080.

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FoR SAlE ONE SHARE FOR the Hampton Golf Club, $2,500. Call Bill 832-7234. KNOTTY PINE entertainment cabinet with maple doors, 6’ 3”hx46”wx25”d, computer desk & chair, plain, 35”wx23.5”lx29”h, metal frame, includes keyboard tray and CD storage lamp. 847-3454 weekends anytime, weekdays after 5:00pm. WHITE SATIN/SILK wedding dress from private collection in Halifax, size 12, strapless, seed pearls on upper bodice, long train. Purchased $1,200, selling for $500 OBO. 8472563 or 650-5853. CHEST STYLE DEEP freeze, Frigidaire, $200., exceptionally clean and in very good working order. Call 485-2306. USED APPLIANCES, 24” electric stoves in stock, exterior/interior doors, tires (most sizes), new sky light, used windows, and household items. 218 Main St. Norton. 839-2628. notiCES CRIMMINS POTTERY - Mother’s Day Sale Saturday, May 7 from 10am - 4pm. SAVE THE TAX on everything in stock! 763-2324. VACAtion DO YOU LOVE to vacation on PEI? Love Yoga? Camping? Beautiful covered deck for your yoga instruction/practice, 5 minutes from the beach, July 1 - 10. Call 847-8188 for details. REAl EStAtE LOTS FOR SALE, 1 acre + in Country Lane Estates at the end of Hall Road, starting at $38,000. Call 832-1894. NEW PRICE, $255,000. Garden home, 5 Merritt Hill Road, Quispamsis (end of Gondola Point Road), superlative views, John Hart construction. See propertyguys.com, ID#118248 or call 847-1243. SERViCES oFFEREd RiCHARd SAundERS pluMBinG 654-1535. BRIAN’S MAINTENANCE & Home Repair, Carpentry, kitchens, bath, painting, ceramic tile, electrical etc. Over 20 years experience. Free estimates. Call Brian 839-2296. GETTING MARRIED (BOOK EARLY). Civil weddings performed when and where you choose. Telephone 847-2079. DAVE’S LIGHT TRUCKING & Cleaning Service, junk, garbage, construction, demolition, brush, decks, small moving jobs. 7 days a week. Also picking up unwanted vehicles. 832-3982 or 653-0026. COUNTRY HAIRSTYLING 234 Hammond River Rd., Quispamsis. Great prices, great hours. Look forward to seeing you. Sandra Smith 849-2118.

VILLAGE UPHOLSTERY & REFINISHING - Craftsmanship. RV’s, boat covers, recovering & restyling repairs. HD foam, T-Trailers, caning, seagrass, canvas. 832-7870. SPRING CLEAN UPS/lawn mowing. Rothesay (Fairvale) area. Call Jim at 847-7098. HENDERSON OVERHEAD DOORS Laforge. Sales and services of overhead doors, operators and weather stripping of all models. Phone 485-2151. WEDDING OFFICIANT will help plan unique ceremony, when, where, and how you wish. Book now for best dates. Janet 847-9833. B. LEMON MASONRY, RESIDENTIAL, commercial, brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, re-pointing, walkways. Free estimates call Brent at 847-5126, cell 333-0449. HAul AWAY of junk cars, trucks, tractors and farm equipment. Small fee for appliances and small scrap. Drop off site 54 Backland Road, Kingston. 763-2933 or 333-9067. ZUMBA FITNESS WITH Angelina Cyr, 6 week session beginning May 12th, Thursdays 9:15am, $30 at Qplex. Drop in Childcare available. Free intro class and registration on May 5th 9:00am. For more info and to preregister www.angelina.zumbasaintjohn.com. BuYinG JUNK CARS, trucks, travel trailers, motor homes, farm machinery. I pay you cash. Call 721-4255. RITE WAY CLEANERS now has openings for residential and commercial cleaning. We offer de-cluttering, organizing and will clean your house from top to bottom. For a free estimate call Fallon, 832-3894. HERITAGE UPHOLSTERY. Residential, commercial, recreational, restyling and customization. Trust your furniture to the professionals. The most training and experience in the Kennebecasis. Serving you for 30 years. Offering project classes. 849-8008. CASH FOR CARS, truck, vans, snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, motorcycles, trailers, aluminum boats, copper wire, brass & more, for scrap. 653-0026. VEHiClES CALL MALCOLM ACROSS FROM NEW KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET. LUBRICO WARRANTY AVAILABLE. SOME TRADES CONSIDERED. DRIVE A LITTLE, SAVE A LOT. CALL 333-5811 OR 832-0897. 2003 FORD E250, cargo van, 174,000km, V8, auto, air, power inverter, new MVI, looks and works excellent, $5,900. Call Malcolm 3335811 or 832-0897. 2008 HONDA CIVIC EX, fully loaded, 75,000km, power slider, one owner, alloys, nice car, financing OAC, $13,900. Call Malcolm at 333-5811 or 832-0897. 2007 GRAND CARAVAN, stow and go seats, fully loaded including power sliding door, one

owner, 113,000km, $7,900. Call Malcolm at 333-5811 or 832-0897. 2008 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, stow and go seats, 125,000km, new MVI, fully loaded, roof racks, financing OAC, one driver, $10,900. Call Malcolm at 333-5811 or 832-0897. 2005 FORD FOCUS wagon, 4cyl, auto, heated seats, 78,000km, air, CD, $5,900. Call Malcolm at 333-5811 or 832-0897. 2003 SUNFIRE, 4cyl, 4dr, auto, loaded, 10,900km, new MVI, one owner, spoiler, looks and works excellent, just $3,900. Call Malcolm 333-5811 or 832-0897. 2003 PONTIAC GRAND Prix GT, 6 cyl, auto, 116,000km, one owner, new MVI, alloys, power roof, nice clean car, only $4,900. Call Malcolm 333-5811 or 832-0897. 2007 MAZDA 3, 4dr, 4cyl, auto, 82,000km, spoiler, new MVI, looks and works excellent, $7,900, financing OAC. Call Malcolm at 3335811 or 832-0897. 2006 HYUNDAI ACCENT, 4dr, auto, CD, 41,000km, new MVI, one owner, only $6,900. Call Malcolm at 333-5811 or 832-0897. 2007 HONDA ACCORD, 6cyl, auto, hybrid, 46 miles to gallon, loaded, leather, moon roof, alloys, nice car, $14,900. Call Malcolm at 3335811 or 832-0897. WAntEd WANTED, LAWN TRACTORS, garden tillers and snow blowers, any condition. 832-4905. MOBILE HOME 14 wide, under $10k or mini home under $20k, set up in park. 653-0026.

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