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July 2012

Serving Caledon and the Headwaters Region

Inside The Regional this month:
• The Motts • Active Living & Wellness • Community Matters • Local Event Listngs and much more!

Photo courtesy of The Regional To celebrate Parks and Recreation Month, Caledon Regional Councillor Patti Foley (peach tshirt) & Area Councillor Rob Mezzapelli (not shown) held a Bolton Discovery Hike on Saturday June 23rd. Starting out in the historic Bolton core, a Hike Ontario Certified Hike Leader guided the hikers on a 4-kilometer hike along the Humber River. Hikers had an opportunity to view natural phenomena such as the perpetual natural springs from the bank of the Humber, historical features such as the McFall Dam, new features such as the refurbished Sneath Road pedestrian bridge, and upcoming enhancements in the Bolton core.


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Peel Region Official Plan in the Greater Golden Horseshoe to get OMB Approval
Plan Conforms with Ontario Growth Plan
The Region of Peel has received approval from the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) for Regional Official Plan Amendment number 24 (ROPA 24). The approval was accomplished by an all party settlement, rather than a contested hearing. “ROPA 24 approval from the OMB allows the Region of Peel to plan for a rapidly growing and changing community at a managed pace,” said Regional Chair and CEO Emil Kolb. “The Region stays committed to making Peel a vibrant and culturally diverse community where residents and businesses thrive and succeed.” ROPA 24 brings the Regional Official Plan (ROP) into conformity with the province’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, Provincial Policy Statement and other provincial plans. The Growth Plan outlines the Ontario government’s vision for building strong, prosperous communities by managing growth to 2031. It contains policies that will create compact, vibrant and complete communities while managing growth to support a strong economy. ROPA 24 was adopted by Regional Council in April 2010 after extensive public consultations, numerous workshops and working closely with the Ontario government and area municipal partners. “Approval of ROPA 24 was the result of dedicated efforts on the part of all government parties to seek resolution of the OMB appeal and to ensure that Peel region can continue to grow and prosper,” said Arvin Prasad, Director of Integrated Planning, Region of Peel. “The Province’s efforts were instrumental to achieving success throughout the process.” Regional Official Plan Number 24 (ROPA 24) includes the following amendments: • Updated population and employment numbers for Peel Region to 2031 (population of 1,640,000 and employment of 870,000 by 2031) • Growth management policies (including minimum density standards and intensification targets) • Allocation of population, household and employment forecasts to the area municipalities • Policies for protection of employment areas • Protection of the Greenbelt in Peel 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 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses 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 peelregion.ca.

Peel Region Youth Took the Challenge and Changed the World

Photo courtesy of The Regional Peel Region youth changed the world during the Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge (April 15 to May 6). 5,183 youth contributed 24,426 volunteer hours during the 3 week campaign, which exceeded all targets set by Volunteer MBC, the local volunteer centre.

From April 15 through to May 6, youth from all across Ontario participated in the ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge. The goal of the annual campaign is to engage high school students to volunteer in their communities for a minimum of 3 hours of volunteering during the three weeks. Volunteer MBC, the ocal volunteer centre serving the Peel Region, is pleased to announce that 5,183 youth volunteered over 24,426 hours. This exceeds the centre’s target by over 66% for youth volunteers and over 102% for volunteer hours contributed. “Youth have, once again, proven that they can make an enormous difference in our community,” said Carine Strong, Executive Director of Volunteer MBC. “They’ve shown tremendous passion for a number of very worth-while causes and charities, and have truly changed the world locally and beyond through their dedicated efforts and voluntary contributions during the ChangeTheWorld campaign, everyone did a fantastic job!” During the campaign there were 36 events that were held at schools and 40 events that were coordinated by community service organizations. Youth also took the lead by

initiating 16 of the events which supported many causes including environmental clean-ups and stewardship; supporting at-risk youth; World Vision’s campaign to stop famine; a charity event in support of orphans in Ghana; HIV/AIDs awareness; and combating childhood obesity. ChangeTheWorld has been made possible through the support of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN). This year the campaign celebrated its 5th year and it has now become a youth movement across Ontario. Volunteer MBC was also host to a provincial kick-off event which was held on April 14 where youth rode a bus to community park clean-ups in South Mississauga, accompanied by the Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and Councillor Jim Tovey, Ward 1 – City of Mississauga. To wrap-up the campaign, the volunteer centre coordinated a charitable soccer game and park clean-up event on May 6 in Brampton, which collected sports apparel and equipment donations for an orphanage in Ghana.

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The Grad Season
By Shelly Sargent some day soon and young women Editor The Regional
Most people who write about graduations mention high school or university grad ceremonies. The jump from middle school to high school doesn’t tend to get the same degree of literary attention but anyone who has been through one will tell you that they should. I mention this because I just came home from my son’s grade 8 graduation ceremony at Palgrave Public School. It was an incredibly poignant experience – one being echoed all over Caledon (and indeed the country) right now. And it was a very emotional evening, combining the excitement of 3 classes of young adults reveling in the completion of their elementary education with the bittersweet remembrances of the parents and teachers who knew the next step would ultimately be one which took these incredible kids farther away from them. There were tears shed last night. Not many of them came from the students, to be sure. Most were shed by parents who are now starting to realize just how accurate those warnings from older parents were, back when the kids started junior kindergarten. You know those warnings, right? “Enjoy them while you can – it goes fast…” or “The next ten years are going to fly by…” And they have. But some of the tears were shed by teachers. Educators who have been with our kids and watched them grow from gap-toothed ruffians and big-eyed charmers into good-looking young men with new-found deep voices and shadows that promise to be whiskers wearing their beauty and grace with frightening comfort. Teachers who know that some of the things they’ve spent years hammering into these promising young heads will be used to better the world. Heady stuff. So here I am the next morning, drinking coffee and trying (without much luck) to pry this same promising young male out of bed for school. And I’m feeling - in turn – reluctant to let go of what school has meant for so many years and thrilled to see him embark on this new adventure. I’m also feeling grateful for all those at Palgrave (teachers, principal, vice-principal, office staff and custodial staff) who have been with Bob (and all our kids) during his time there. On behalf of all the parents at all of the schools in the area, I’d like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication these folks put into helping raise our kids. You are all wonderful and appreciated. Now go get a glass of wine and enjoy your summer before coming back in September to start all over again! In our pages this month, Deb Robertson (proud new Grandmother to a 2nd beautiful little girl) takes on the task of buying a bathing suit, Stan Cameron talks about education excitement and graduation and Justin Popovic asks if you love or hate work. Paul and Carol Mott take on a “weighty” topic and a couple of our regular writers are taking a short break, so we’ll welcome David Mielke and Dr. Katie McKeown back next month. We hope you enjoy reading this issue of The Regional! Have fun playing in the Summer Sun!With all that great content to look forward to, I hope you’ll take a moment to sink into a comfy lawn chair, slap on a straw hat and sit in the garden with this month’s issue of the Regional… enjoying the smells of summer and the drone of the honey bees at work as you read.

Note From The Editor

Classic Ontario Peach Preserves

The Regional Newspaper is published monthly by Caledon Media in Caledon, Ontario and delivered to homes in Bolton. It is also available for pick up at key locations throughout Caledon & the Headwaters Region. The Regional / Caledon Media 30 Martha Street, Ste. 210 Bolton, ON L7E 5V1 Publisher: Rick Sargent

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(NC) - This classic preserve recipe captures the fresh taste and aroma of Ontario peaches, which can be enjoyed immediately or during the cold chill of winter. For a variation on taste, add 2 tbsp (30 mL) of rum, peach schnapps or frangelico at the end of cooking. 4 cups peeled, thinly sliced, ripe Ontario peaches 1 L 6 cups granulated sugar 1.5 L 1/4 cup lemon juice 50 mL 1 pouch liquid fruit pectin 1 Sterilize jars and lids: Place six, clean 2 cup (500 mL) mason jars on a rack in a boiling water canner; cover jars with water and heat to a simmer (180°F/85°C). Set screw bands aside. Heat sealing discs in hot water, not boiling (180°F/85°C). Keep jars and sealing discs hot until ready to use. Preserve: Place alternate layers of peaches and sugar in a large saucepan. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 4 to 6 hours. Add lemon juice. Place over high heat and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.

Immediately stir in liquid fruit pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir and skim foam with metal spoon for 10 minutes to prevent floating fruit. Ladle hot preserves into sterilized jars within 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) of top of jars. Wipe jar rims removing any food residue. Centre sealing discs on jar rims. Screw band down until resistance is met. Place filled jars on a rack in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. Repeat process with remaining preserves. Remove jars and cool upright, undisturbed 24 hours; do not retighten screw bands. Store jars in a cool dark place. Makes about 7 cups (1.75 L). Tip: When preserving, it is important to use high-quality, glass jars to prevent breakage. For home canning safety and process tips visit www.homecanning.ca. Source: www.ontariotenderfruit.com

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The Motts - Two points of view on American “Expansion”!
Paul says....
When I read the headline proclaiming to the world, that POUTINE was catching on in America... I shuddered! With 34% of its’ adult population already obese, and The Centers for Disease Control predicting that figure will jump to 42% by 2030, the LAST thing the Yanks need, is a heaping pile of French Fries, topped off with gravy and cheese! Adding to my horror, was the recent announcement by the good people at Burger King State-side, that they’d concocted a new summer desert... the Bacon Sundae! Soft vanilla ice-cream, crowned with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles, and a crunchy strip of pig meat! THIS heart stopper sports 510 calories, with 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar! While we, this side of the 49th, shouldn’t be pointing fingers (having our own large herd of tubbies pinning the scales), we do have a legitimate interest in the shape of our American cousins. On the world stage, Uncle Sam is the top dog, a super power, the biggest muscle in our gang of white hats... and the softening of that muscle is not to our benefit. I imagine broad smiles on the faces of our enemies, as they giggle with glee, seeing victory in the broadening backsides south of the border. They’ll soon have no need for suicide bombers, and abandon their pursuit, of weapons of mass destruction... as the mighty U.S. will GORGE itself to defeat. So, heads up America! Take a pass on the pulse killing poutine, and shun that gut busting bacon sundae! The fate of the Free World is in your chubby, little hands... push away from the table before you’re too fat to fight! “O say can you see, Anything be-yond me....” Yes... for now!

Carol says....
A friend of mine said that you can really tell when you cross the border as just about every other person is fat and everything is supersized. Obesity has become such a problem, that the Mayor of New York wants to ban the largest sized soft drink - virtually a bucket - sold at fast food restaurants and stadiums. I guess we should be careful not to be too critical of the U.S. as the stats here show we’re a close second. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford proved losing weight isn’t easy. His ‘Cut the Waist’ challenge went up in smoke and he was ridiculed for a trip to KFC. Just read where his brother Doug, who did much better than he did, cut out drinking two or 3 litres of chocolate milk per day...per day! Good for him for sticking to it but it’s really not surprising how he got that way. So when the province says that they will only allow healthy foods in school cafeterias I think that’s a good thing. Out of sight, out of mind! Don’t you remember when they brought in the no candy aisle at the grocery store? It was a God send. You no longer had to fight with your kids on the way out of the store. The same principle applies in the schools, keep the unhealthy foods out of reach and they will be more likely to reach for what’s good for them. Of course there was the typical chorus of “Nanny State” with critics saying the government shouldn’t be the parent. There is a case before family court now where a judge will be telling a Dad whether he is fit to be a Dad, in part because of his obesity. We spoke with this father (who we legally cannot identify) on our show June 19th. You can hear the podcast on our site. If the government decides he’s too fat there are many other parents who would be in that same sinking boat. It really would be The Nanny State, wouldn’t it?

The Motts can be heard weekdays from 11 until noon at themotts.ca, on Caledon Radio 102.7FM, Bolton Radio 105.5FM, Erin Radio 88.1FM, and Stouffville Radio 102.7FM. “Motts Weekend” is heard on 610 CKTB in St. Catharines and CKNX in Wingham.

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Taco Salad
Ingredients: Preparation

Serves 4

By Shelly Sargent (with thanks to Margaret Patterson)
At a Wellness event at In Studio Be in Palgrave last month, I got talking about easy, tasty family recipes with a lovely lady – Margaret Patterson – who suggested that our readers might enjoy Taco Salad – a meal her family loves. Margaret makes a nice big batch of taco salad meat, and saves it in serving sized containers in the freezer. Then – as long as she has the taco fixings and spices on hand, she can put a hearty, delicious meal together quickly all summer long without working over the stove or turning on the oven. You can even send this meal on school lunches (so keep the recipe handy for use in September). All you do is make the beef mixture the night before and pack in a heatproof container. Package the tortilla chips in a plastic bag and the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and cucumber in separate small containers. At school, your child can microwave the beef mixture and toss all the elements together. And pretty much everyone loves taco’s so it is a great go to dish when unexpected company drops by too! Margaret and I were to busy talking to stop and write down her recipe, but the recipe I’m sharing below is one that comes from Canadian Living kitchens (http://www.canadianliving.com) and I’ve tested it – it’s great!

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2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb (454 g) lean ground beef 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder 2 tsp (10 mL) dried oregano 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1/4 cup (60 mL) chili sauce 4 cups (1 L) baked tortilla chips 1 cup (250 mL) shredded lettuce 2 plum tomatoes, chopped 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup (125 mL) light sour cream 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced cucumber 1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded fresh basil

In large non-stick skillet, heat oil over mediumhigh heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add beef, chili powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper; cook, breaking up meat with spoon, until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off any fat. Add kidney beans and chili sauce; stir to combine. Cover 4 dinner plates with tortilla chips; divide meat mixture over chips. Scatter lettuce, tomatoes and cheese over top. In bowl, stir together sour cream, cucumber and basil; dollop on each salad.

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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Allan Drive wins gold at the Ontario Technology Skills Challenges in Waterloo

Inside The Pulse this month:
• Impulsive • Granny’s Kitchen • Active Living • Education Matters • A Road Less Graveled

The success of four Allan Drive Middle School students in winning two Gold medals in the Ontario Technology Skills Challenges was recently recognized at the Peel District School Board Stellar Awards on 7 June 2012. After winning Gold in the Technology Challenge Peel Division in March, the team of A. Wilson, E. Lowry, M. Reynolds and W. Gates-Crease, then went on to win Gold in the Ontario Technology Skills Challenges in Waterloo representing Peel against 17 other Ontario school board teams. In the Technology Challenge, student teams use hand tools, hydraulics, gears and motors to build a machine that can complete a challenge involving concepts taught in grades 7 – 8 science. For the Ontario competition the team had to build a machine that could remotely navigate a winding course ahead of the competition. In addition to their machine’s success, the team was rewarded for their creative, collaborative and problem-solving skills.

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Allan Drive Middle School Wins Gold at National MusicFest Canada
On May 17 – 19th, 2012, Allan Drive Middle School’s Jazz Band participated in the National MusicFest competition, in Ottawa, Canada. Allan Drive is pleased to announce that they have won a Gold standing in their middle school Jazz Band Category. The pieces performed were “Libertango,” “The Pink Panther,” and the crowd favorite “Minnie The Moocher.” The band is made up of very talented grade 7 & 8 students and is led by music teacher Mr. J. Petry. Not only did the band enjoy this wonderful opportunity to perform at the National level, in front of some of Canada’s best musicians, they also had time to explore the National Art Gallery of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint. The highlight of the trip had to have been seeing David Clayton-Thomas performing alongside Oliver Jones, Horatio Hernandez, Ranee Lee and the Humber Faculty Jazz Band. Congratulations to all members of the Allan Drive Jazz Band on their stellar achievement.

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Do You Love or Parents connecting Hate Your Work? with social media
By Justin Popovic Success Coach www.igniteyouressence.com

Back in my corporate days, I worked for a huge company where it was easy to become just another face in the crowd. It was your typical corporate setting where you would find many people who truly hated being there. There was one lady in particular who’s cubicle I would pass on a daily basis. Practically every time I walked by, she would be on a social networking or celebrity gossip website. If managers were in the area, she would quickly perk up and look busy. When the coast was clear, back she would go to the time wasting. I also remember her being negative and miserable a lot of the time. I actually felt really bad for her. As someone who dropped out of the corporate life to pursue something with more meaning for me, I can see with hindsight exactly what was going on. She hated her position and did not want to be there. But another part of her believed that she must keep this job because there was no other option. Thinking back, I’m sure she wasn’t a lazy person by nature and I bet she had hobbies or other interests outside of work that made her feel alive and

positive. She could immerse herself in these activities for hours and feel like no time had passed at all. This is the kind of engaged, focused activity that makes people feel genuinely happy. For me, I know I always feel my best when I have put my heart and soul into a project that has meaning for me and that I am passionate about. Its even more powerful if you can get paid for it! The challenge then becomes, how do you align your entire life so that you spend the majority of time engaged in the kind of work that makes you come alive? How do you find something that you are already good at, already enjoy, and want to become the best at? All it takes is the willingness to try something new. If you are in a job you hate and have passion for something totally different, you don’t have to quit your job and risk the farm. But you can take on a small passion project that you devote your weekends to. Sometimes, all you have to do is start and you will create the momentum you need to remap the entire direction of your life in a new, more exciting direction.

Parents are increasingly relying on social media sites to communicate with others and learn about school happenings.

There is a power outage, and your child’s school is dismissing students early, requiring you to arrive quickly for pickup. Your kid will not be left waiting for you because you got this information immediately after a quick log-in to the social media site you use to connect with other parents. Some other parents may be delayed in receiving this important information because they rely on phone alerts. Social media has changed the way people communicate. Whether through tweets or status updates, information shared through social media avenues is often instantaneous and can reach a large number of people, which is why many parents have turned to social media to learn about events at school. According to a study by Nielsen McKinsey Company, parents are more likely than adults without children to play games, engage in creative pursuits, and look for entertainment on Facebook, blogs and other social sites. The data collected from 2,000 adults (both parents and nonparents) who frequently use social media found 88 percent of users rely on social networking sites for communicating with family and friends. The next most popular activity is connecting with new friends, followed by accessing product reviews and online entertainment. Reports show that adults devote a quarter of their time

spent online to social media sites. Parents, in particular, are finding new ways to put these sites to use. Social media is helping parents in a variety of ways, even enabling them to keep an eye on their children when they go online. According to a survey from Laptop magazine, 55 percent of parents are using social media to watch their kids’ online activities. Of that 55 percent, one-fifth indicated they only use social media to monitor their child’s online activity. However, social media has other handy purposes. Many parents use it as they would a bulletin board -posting all types of information. Some parents use social media to stay abreast of school happenings, asking questions about when fundraiser money is due or if anyone got the spelling words for the week. Others find it is a good way to meet parents or speak with the parents of their child’s classmates. Some moms and dads use it to set up parents’ nights out, advertise things for sale or ask for recommendations on contractors. Parents also use social media to invite people to special events, including birthday parties. Others can see who was invited and decide if they’re going to come, too. More parents are turning to social media sites for advice and information, to stay in touch or simply to share a good laugh.


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OPP to target all forms of Dangerous Driving over Canada Day Long Weekend
(ORILLIA, ON) – This coming Canada Day long weekend, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be targeting aggressive drivers, distracted drivers, those not wearing seatbelts and motorists who drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Boaters and All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) riders should also be aware that the OPP marine and trail units will be patrolling waterways and trails throughout Ontario over the long weekend. Three people died last year on OPP-patrolled highways over the 2011 Canada Day weekend. One person lost their life in a marine fatality and another person died in an ATV incident over the same weekend. “We will have every available cruiser, motorcycle and boat out this weekend and we will be highly visible and wellresourced to deal with driving behaviours that continue to take innocent lives,” said OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis said. “During the first half of 2012, the OPP has dealt with 146 persons who were killed on OPP-patrolled roadways and the motoring public needs to do its part to prevent these ongoing senseless fatalities,” added Lewis. According to Lewis, speed, distracted driving, lack of restraint and alcohol were factors in 92 of the 146 deaths and it is extremely difficult for family members to learn that their loved one died at the hands of a motorist whose driving behaviour fell into one of these four categories. “Keeping our families safe on the road is a priority for this government. Our message is simple: never text and drive, always buckle up, drive within the speed limit and do not drive any vehicle — car, bicycle, boat or ATV — when impaired by alcohol or drugs,” said Ministry of Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli. “Our officers will also be watching for motorists who don’t obey “Move Over” legislation, which calls for vehicles to move over one lane to the left where possible and safe to do so, or slow down when passing a police or other emergency vehicle parked on the road shoulder with its emergency lights flashing,” said Chief Superintendent Don Bell, Commander of the OPP Highway Safety Division.

Two stolen Riding Lawn Mowers
(CALEDON, ON) – The Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating 2 thefts of John Deere Riding Lawn Mowers which have occurred within the past week. Between the 18th and 19th of June, person(s) unknown entered a property located on Healy Road in the Village of Bolton and stole a 22-hp Model D 140, 2012 John Deere Riding Lawnmower. Sometime between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm on June 26th, a 2012 John Deere Riding Lawnmower was stolen from a Humber Station Road residence. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Caledon OPP at 905-584-2241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). You can submit information online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Be informed about the rules at border crossings

(NC)—Border services officers are legally entitled to examine your luggage as part of their responsibility to protect Canada’s safety, economy and environment. As a traveller, you are responsible for opening, unpacking and repacking your luggage. By making your goods easily accessible for inspection, and having your receipts handy along with the total of all purchases made, you’ll be helping the Canada Border Services Agency to help you. It’s a good idea to keep all your receipts for accommodations and purchases, and for any repairs done to, or parts bought for, your vehicle. The border services officer may ask to see them as evidence of the length of your stay and of the value of the goods or repairs. In addition, border services officers may arrest an individual for an offence under the Criminal Code such as impaired driving, outstanding arrest warrants, stolen property, abductions or kidnappings and for infractions under the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. If you are arrested, you may be compelled to attend court in Canada. www.newscanada.com

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Keeping it Fresh
Eat Local Caledon recently posted the following great information on their Facebook page, after receiving it in a newsletter from FRESH: The Movie. We thought it was just the kind of information to share when Farmers’ Markets, CSA’s and family gardens will soon start producing great summer harvests and keeping all of Nature’s bounty fresh becomes a very important job. • Asparagus—Place the upright stalks loosely in an glass or bowl with water at room temperature. Will keep for a week outside the fridge. • Basil—Difficult to store well. Basil does not like to be cold or wet. The best method here is an airtight container/jar loosely packed with a small damp piece of paper inside, left out on a cool counter. • Beets—Cut the tops off to keep beets firm, and be sure to keep the greens! Leaving any top on root vegetables draws moisture from the root, making them loose flavor and firmness. Beets should be washed and kept in an open container with a wet towel on top. • Beet greens—Place in an airtight container with a little moisture from a damp cloth. • Berries—Don’t forget, they’re fragile. When storing, stack them in a single layer, if possible, in a paper bag. Wash right before you plan on eating them. • Carrots—Cut the tops off to keep them fresh longer. Place them in closed container with plenty of moisture, either wrapped in a damp towel or dunk them in cold water every couple of days if they’re stored that long. • Corn—Leave unhusked in an open container if you must, but corn really is best the day it’s picked. • Greens—Remove any bands, twist ties, etc. Most greens must be kept in an air‐tight container with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Kale, collard greens, and chard do well in a cup of water on the counter or fridge. • Melons—Keep uncut in a cool dry place, out of the sun for up to a couple weeks. Cut melons should be in the fridge; an open container is fine.

• Peaches (and most stone fruit)—Refrigerate only when fully ripe. Firm fruit will ripen on the counter. • Rhubarb—Wrap in a damp towel and place in an open container in the refrigerator. • Strawberries—Don’t like to be wet. Do best in a paper bag in the fridge for up to a week. Check the bag for moisture every other day. • Sweet Peppers—Only wash them right before you plan on eating them as wetness decreases storage time. Store in a cool room to use in a couple of days, place in the crisper if longer storage is needed.

• Tomatoes—Never refrigerate. Depending on ripeness, tomatoes can stay for up to two weeks on the counter. To hasten ripeness, place in a paper bag with an apple. • Zucchini—Does fine for a few days if left out on a cool counter, even after cut. Wrap in a cloth and refrigerate for longer storage. For more great info about eating local and repowering the local food and farming system, visit www.eatlocalcaledon.org.

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Watch out for bacteria at barbecues and picnics
Dr. Brenda Watson
(NC)—We tend to pick up bacteria by being outdoors in the summer, and eating al fresco can pose health hazards as well. Before you know it, you can pick-up a food borne illness by eating a burger or potato salad that has been out too long or grazed by a fly. It is estimated that house flies carry around 1,941,000 different kinds of bacteria. If they come into contact with food, it may have an adverse impact on health. Can a probiotic a day can keep the doctor and bad bacteria away? Absolutely, says naturopath Dr. Brenda Watson, who believes that probiotics are the new multivitamin. Dr. Watson advises, “Probiotics are crucial for supporting the immune system, balance intestinal environments and inhibit growth of pathogenic organisms,” she says, pointing out that the digestive tract plays a major role in the strength of the immune system. Probiotics are friendly, beneficial bacteria, which are normal inhabitants of the large and small intestines. These bacteria help produce digestive enzymes, synthesize vitamins, absorb nutrients, control inflammation in the body, and control overgrowth of bad bacteria and fungus. Contrary to popular belief, yogurt is not the best source of probiotics, says Dr. Watson. It’s true that all yogurt is cultured with probiotics, but not all

yogurt contains live cultures in the finished product. This is because yogurt must be pasteurized, or heated, to kill off potentially pathogenic bacteria. Unfortunately, this also kills off the beneficial bacteria the yogurt was cultured with. Typically, probiotic supplements contain between 2 to 6 billion organisms per capsule. On average, less than 5% of good bacteria arrive alive, and are able to populate once inside the intestine. It is important to look for a probiotic supplement that has a sound delivery system to ensure the probiotics are not destroyed by stomach acid on the way to the intestines. How much probiotics to take depends on each individual and his or her health needs. “Think of a low potency probiotic as your multivitamin” Dr. Brenda Watson continued. “A 2 billion cfu (colony forming unit) dose is what you would need to take everyday to maintain good health. The dosage amount differs from person to person, and more information can be obtained at renewlife.ca”, advises Dr. Watson.

• 2 billion cfu: Minimum required to maintain good health • 6 billion cfu: Everyday maintenance for people with chronic intestinal complaints such as Chron’s, colitis, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, mild constipation, candida or parasites. It is also recommended for people who have completed a course of antibiotics. • 50 billion cfu: Very high potency probiotic is recommended for people with chronic active issues linked to constipation, Chron’s, IBS, active yeast infections and for supporting a weakened immune system, or coming off long-term antibiotic use.

Recommended Daily Probiotic Usage

Supplementing your daily diet with probiotics is the easiest way to build up good bacteria, to keep the immune system strong. Here are some important tips from Dr. Brenda Watson, when choosing a probiotic supplement.

Four Features to Look for in a Probiotic

1. High Culture Count: The culture count refers to the total amount of live, friendly bacterial cultures in a single serving. For general health, 2 – 6 billion bacteria per serving is sufficient. If treating a health condition, a higher culture count like 50 billion bacteria per capsule is ideal. Always check with your doctor first for the ideal amount of bacteria for your health needs. 2. Number of Strains: There are over 1,000 strains of beneficial bacteria in the gut. A good rule of thumb is that a variety of strains more closely resemble the diversity that naturally exists in the gut. Look for the naturally occurring strains that begin with Ls and Bs, like lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. A good way to remember is that the L strains are good for the little (small) intestine. The B strains are good for the big (large) intestine or colon. 3. Delayed Release: Probiotics must travel through the harsh stomach environment and arrive alive in the intestines to be effective. If they never make it through the stomach acid, they won’t do you any good. Delayed-release capsules are engineered to remain intact through the stomach and begin dissolving in the intestines, where they are needed most. Entericcoatedcapsules or bio-tract tablets protect the probiotics from harsh stomach acid and delivers them directly to the intestines where they are needed and utiltized by the body. 4. Potency at Time of Expiration: Any probiotic is fresh when manufactured, but very few remain at full strength through their expiration date. A probiotic supplement, when delivered to the right place, with the right amount of cultures and strains, can help promote digestive health, bowel regularity and strengthen the body’s natural immune defenses. Be sure to read the label for potency at time of expiration, not manufacture. Dr. Brenda Watson is the founder of Renew Life, a New York Times bestselling author, and the host the PBS health show “The Road to Perfect Health”.


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Pennies making a comeback
Cast off currency helps fund breast cancer campaign
(NC)—We all thought the discarded penny had seen its last legs when it was selected to be discontinued earlier this year. Canadians wondered what they would now do with all these pennies that had accumulated in the bottom of dresser drawers, jars or their child’s piggy bank over the years. Thankfully, these pennies can be put to good use thanks to an innovative Breast Cancer fundraising initiative from AVON, in partnership with Scotiabank, called the “Every Penny Counts” campaign. Canadians are once again being asked to roll their pennies for the cause and drop them off at any Scotiabank branch across Canada where they will be deposited into a special Every Penny Counts bank account. Money raised will be donated to Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada to ensure that every Canadian has access to free breast cancer support services. The campaign was first launched last year and the results were astounding. Penny events and roll-a-thons were held in communities across the country. Everyone, from young children to seniors gathered up their small change to make a big change for Willow. In three short months, from July to October 2011, the campaign raised over 21,000,000 pennies, or $210,000 to benefit Willow’s free peer support services. In 2012, an estimated 23,600 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. From the moment they receive their diagnosis, and throughout their personal breast cancer journey, Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada will remain a constant source of emotional support, information and encouragement.

Based on the fundraising program’s success in 2011, the plan is to keep the pennies rolling as the programs’ dedicated account #80002 06366 14 will remain open throughout the year so that Canadians can continue to drop off their rolled coins and cash donations giving their pennies a second life. What makes the “Every Penny Counts” campaign so innovative is its simplicity and accessibility explained Elizabeth Munro, Corporate Communications at Avon Canada. “Unlike other

fundraising campaigns, this one doesn’t require participants to complete a physical task or seek pledges to raise funds. People of all ages can participate to help the cause. Coin wrappers are available online for download at avoneverypennycounts.ca and willow.org websites. You can follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube as well as the web site www. avoneverypennycounts.ca.

The Italian trifecta has stiff competition
(NC)—Florence, Rome and Venice are Italian destinations well-traveled by Canadians, according to Thomas Cook Travel. But if you’re considering Italy for your upcoming vacation, don’t be shy to venture off the tourist track for an intimate, crowd-free experience in some of the country’s best kept secrets. If you like the ease and relaxed pace of Florence, visit Bologna, where the atmosphere is peaceful and stress free. Renowned for its cuisine, Bologna is considered to be the gastronomic centre of Italy. Travelers will eat like kings as the Bolognese combine top-notch local produce with dazzling culinary ingenuity. Pasta Bolognese, made with a meat based tomato sauce, originated here and can be sampled in most restaurants along with the renowned Mortadella sausage, as well as decadent local parmesan cheese. For an alternative to the floating city of Venice, try stunning Cinque Terre— staggered high into the seaside rocks, at the top of the ‘boot’. Cinque Terre, known as The Five Lands, is comprised of five villages: Monterosso al Mare,

Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, all connected by a majestic walking route, known as Sentiero Azzurro, or “The Blue Path”. Take a hike, or relax, as you watch fishing boats come in and out of the bays while sampling local gelato and taking in the dramatic coastal views. The history and culture that is abundant in Rome can also be found in Mantua, a city in the northern region of Lombardy, filled with breathtaking Renaissance style architecture. Mantua

fascinates with its rich and artistic heritage. Once dominated by the Gonzaga dynasty, the city was built to resemble a magnificent court, which is still reflected in the historic centre. The Palazzo Ducale, a World Heritage Site, is a real city palace with over 500 rooms, courtyards and gardens. Trade the crowds of Capri for the serene bliss of Ischia—a volcanic island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, which lies at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples. On the tranquil south coast, the town of Saint Angelo blends twisting laneways, cozy harbours and picturesque beaches. The area’s natural thermal hot springs, complete with volcanic mud, are a mustvisit for a restorative vacation. Canadian tour operator AlbaTours is an Italy travel expert with an attractive line up of packages and flights this season. More information is available online at ThomasCook.ca.


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Don’t ignore an irregular heartbeat
(NC)—Shirley Leasa woke up one morning at her home in Stratford, Ontario and knew something was very wrong. She came downstairs and sat down but her heart was racing and she was worried. She called an ambulance. At hospital, she was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is the most common irregular heartbeat problem in Canada, affecting 350,000 or more. People with the condition are three to five times more likely than others to have a stroke. It’s estimated that up to 15 per cent of all strokes are caused by AF. Dr. Paul Dorian, a cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and a Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher, explains typical AF symptoms: “Some describe it as their heart flopping around like a fish. Or they feel an irregular pounding in their chest. It’s a sensation of a rapid, irregular heartbeat. Other common symptoms include shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, lightheadedness and occasionally chest pain.” Shirley has managed her AF with medication, the most common treatment, although some people need surgery. She says: “I’m really not very worried because I feel that everything is being done that is chemically and physically possible and it seems to be working.” Having been a nurse for 30 years has helped her understand her condition, and she continues to be actively involved in her care: “It’s better to know the enemy than to not know the enemy. You can keep it under control with the proper medical assistance from your physician. But you have to be honest with your physician and yourself.” Find out more about AF at www. heartandstroke.ca/bepulseaware. While on the site, take a look at a few of the helpful short videos and share them with interested friends and family.

Website reduces the stress of family trips across the border
(NC)—A lot of families take advantage of school holidays to pack up the kids and drive across the border for some rest, relaxation and retail therapy. While it’s great to get away, waiting in line to cross back into Canada can burst your holiday bubble and leave the whole family feeling stressed and upset. One way to avoid that from happening is to do your homework before you travel. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), which operates some 1,200 service points across Canada and processes more than 96 million travellers each year, has posted everything you need to know at www.cbsa.gc.ca/traveltips and on the “I Declare” section of its website. The site explains things like proper identification, travelling with children, personal exemptions, alcoholic beverage and tobacco product limits, restricted items like firearms and food, plant and animal products and things to know before you leave home. The CBSA also posts hourly wait times at land borders on its website and at www.twitter.com/CBSA_BWT.

Quick tips for reducing energy consumption in summer
(NC)— Most Ontarians think that the weather this summer will be hotter than normal, according to a recent survey conducted for Direct Energy by Angus Reid. With that, Dave Walton, director of home ideas at Direct Energy is offering tips to help homeowners consume less: Maintain your Gear - Schedule a maintenance appointment. Your air conditioner should be maintained annually to avoid costly equipment repairs and to ensure that you’re cooling your home as efficiently as possible. Scheduled maintenance will help save you money on your energy bills. Install Fresh Equipment - Install a programmable thermostat and set it based on your living patterns to control your energy usage. By raising the thermostat’s temperature by five degrees Celsius at night and during the weekdays when no one’s home, homeowners could save as much as 10 per cent on their energy bill. Also, consider installing ceiling fans - which are more energy efficient than turning on the air conditioner. Don’t forget to keep track of the age and efficiency of your air conditioner. If your air conditioner operates at 10 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) then it might be time for an upgrade. Implement Little Things - Close doors and windows so the cooled air stays indoors. Keeping drapes and blinds closed on sunny days can also save on electricity costs, as can shading windows from the outside. Also, turn off all unnecessary lights as this reduces the amount of hot air your A/C needs to cool. Keep blinds, carpets and furniture free of the vents, so you’re A/C can operate efficiently and provide even air distribution. Close vents in less used rooms so you are not spending money cooling those spaces. More information can be found online at www. directenergy.com or tollfree at 1-888-334-8221.

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As prevalent as prescription medications are, all-natural remedies for common illnesses and conditions are still a viable alternative to prescription medications for many people. But are these all-natural options safe? In 2011, Apple founder Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Reports indicate that Jobs, a devout Buddhist, delayed surgery and other traditional treatments for almost a year while he participated in holistic treatments for the cancer. Some of these included juice fasts, bowel cleansings, acupuncture, herbal supplements, and even a vegan diet. Eventually, Jobs

had surgery, but some experts feel he waited too long. Although conventional care is often an effective means to treating illnesses and other conditions, there are many doctors who agree that implementing natural remedies at times can be safe and effective. Furthermore, not all natural remedies are without merit, and some traditional medicines are actually derived from natural, plant-based ingredients themselves. According to surgeon and author, Dr. Walter C. Thompson, “Herbal medicine is safe because it’s natural. After researching the literature, one can truly

say that, at the very least, herbal medicine is safer than conventional drugs.” Those thinking about incorporating natural remedies into their health regimen can consider the following options. • Nervousness and anxiety: Try lettuce, chamomile, valerian, and rose petals. • Pain relief: Use omega-3 fatty acids, green tea, ginger root, and tumeric. • Itchiness: Witch hazel, jewelweed and aloe vera are effective. • Feminine issues: Parsley, basil and goldenseal can alleviate symptoms associated with menstruation.

• Antibiotics: Oregano and garlic are purported to have antibiotic qualities and can fend off harmful bacteria. • Infections: Honey has long been used to heal and as an antibacterial and antifungal remedy. Many natural foods are effective in preventing and fighting cancer as well. Although natural remedies can be effective, it’s important for pregnant women to avoid any herbs and plant supplements until discussing the risks/benefits with their doctors. Also, some natural remedies can interact with prescription drugs or increase their potency, so it’s important to talk to a doctor about any plans.

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Hamburgers are a beloved food, particularly during grilling season. Trivia database KGB Answers states that 13 billion hamburgers are consumed worldwide every year. That’s 35,616,438 burgers eaten each day. As people around the globe munch on savory ground beef and their preferred toppings and condiments, many people have wondered just why a hamburger is called a hamburger. After all, there is no ham in it. A hamburger is a cooked ground patty, typically made out of beef, though different meats have been substituted in recent years. Still, most people will not find ground ham in their hamburger. The name “hamburger” comes from where the first hamburger was created. The hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany. Historians surmise it was based on minced beef specialties that first appeared around different regions of Europe as early as the 15th century. Germans devised a dish called the Hamburg Steak. It consisted of a simply flavored, shredded, low-grade beef with regional spices. The dish was eaten both raw and cooked. As Germans began to emigrate to America, restauranteurs and street vendors in New York City and other

popular port cities began offering a beef dish cooked in the “Hamburg style,” to attract German patrons. Eventually, the beef of the Hamburg steak was served between buns to make it more portable, most notably at county fairs across America. Different people are credited with creating the first official hamburger, including Frank and Charles Menches, who were vendors at the Erie County Fair in New York. The vendors reportedly used beef for sandwiches when they ran out of sausage. Others credit Charlie Nagreen, known as “Hamburger Charlie,” with the invention of the hamburger. He made sandwiches out of meatballs that he was selling at the 1885 Seymour, Wisconsin Fair, so that customers could eat them while walking. The Seymour Community Historical Society said that 15-year-old Nagreen named the dish a “hamburger” after the Hamburg steak. There are other reports attributing the hamburger’s invention to other people, so the history remains fuzzy with respect to this popular food. Regardless of where, when and by whom it was invented, the hamburger has maintained its popularity into the 21st century.

The Origins of Ketchup
Hamburgers seem naked without ketchup, which remains one of the most popular condiments for hamburgers and french fries. Nearly every American household has a bottle of ketchup stashed in its cupboard or refrigerator. The origins of ketchup can be traced back to the 1600s when many cultures used pickling brine as dipping sauces for foods. Affluent classes in Great Britain used rich brines from pickled walnuts and mushrooms and referred to them as catsup. Any sauce made with a vinegar base was known as catsup or ketchup. Americans eventually began experimenting with catsup recipes, targeting the country’s taste for sweet foods. In the mid-nineteenth century, the tomato-based variety that is popular today was created. The name ketchup is often traced back to Malaysian and Chinese cultures who were the first to use a tart, briny condiment they called “kichap” or “ke-tsiap” or “ketjap.”

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The Road Less Graveled
Water is your friend. Bathing Suits – not so much
It may as well be beside the tires or in the hardware department for all the creativity it inspires. It is not “fun looking.” It looks intimidating and far less colourful. It is a sea of black with the occasional bright stripe thrown in for good measure. (The words bathing suit and measure should really not be in the same paragraph. I apologize) It is a collection of stretchy looking ...tarps. She selects the least offensive designs and heads to a dressing room with trepidation. After stripping down (worrying all the time that there is a hidden camera), she places the formless elasticity near her feet and steps into the leg holes, noticing the large “hygienic strip” across the crotch, that far too closely resembles a maxi- pad… something which can only add to the ambiance. She begins the process of ‘getting into’ the bathing suit, which is sort of like watching a contortionist from a circus – but without any of the magical wow factor. As the garment reaches her knees the elastic and gravity begin to work against one another in a bizarre dance which includes falling against the wall with a loud thud and enduring the sales person shouting out “is everything alright in there?” She chokes out an answer and prays that no one will enter. After struggling to stuff the sausage into the casing she realizes one of her butt cheeks is feeling far too much air and one of her boobs is missing. She notices she is feeling light headed. After locating the missing boob squashed under her neck like a third chin and retrieving the suit leg from parts unknown to recover the butt cheek, she slowly turns to face the mirror. She falls into the wall again from the shock, only to hear the salesperson say “would you like me to come in and assist you? “ GOD NO!!! There is so much Lycra on her body that she can barely breathe and the parts that didn’t quite make it into the casing are now protruding in places she didn’t even know she had places. The label said ‘shaper’ – she didn’t think that meant like lumps of silly putty squeezing out in far too many directions. She attempts to inhale and turns sideways holding her tummy in and realizes there is no way to survive the dressing room let alone on the beach. She begins to peel it off and try the next one. This process repeats three of four more times until she is thoroughly convinced that her old ugly bathing suit is just fine thank you very much and she leaves the writhing mass of Lycra on the floor and exits the building. This would be a sad story except that she ultimately realizes that the old suit WILL be just fine because once you enter the water we are all equal. Mature woman don’t need to master the art of the bathing suit. No one is looking at us much anyway. What we need to do is master the art of getting from the cover up to under the water as quickly as possible. If there is only a few seconds between those two events, you will be fully submerged before people even realize what it was they thought they saw. That’s if they were even looking at you anyway. Water

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The sun is shining, the air is hot and steaming, the humidity is thick. It is summer in Ontario and the only sure fire cure for the heat and humidity is ...WATER! I love the water, love to swim, float, be near, and be in water, anywhere, any day, anytime. I know there are many who share that feeling. It is always something to look forward to. The moments leading up to it...well... not so much. Those are the moments of truth. The moments of putting on the dreaded...bathing suit! Even worse is the process of buying the dreaded bathing suit. Let me frame the picture of a mature women shopping for a bathing suit. She is nervous, she is hopeful… and she is somewhat defeated before she arrives because she knows that that damned piece of stretchy coloured material is going to make her life hell. She approaches the display racks with caution – all mature women know that those tiny bits of brightly coloured hankies with strings attached are put there to make her feel shamed. She moves past the fun looking display with beach balls and cool sunglasses and string bikinis to the mature women bathing suit section. You know the section I mean – back against the wall behind all the nice looking stuff.

is the great equalizer and the ultimate camouflage. So to all the mature women out there who don’t feel secure and happy in a bathing suit anymore – get over it! Throw on anything – and I mean anything – and get into that water. Splash, play, cool down, feel light and just have fun! Remember... The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move. ~ Aleksandr Popov If that doesn’t make you happy, buy the bathing suit and use it as a sling shot to launch water balloons. That’s fun too.

Education Matters
By Stan Cameron Public School Trustee Peel District School Board
Three new school buildings in the next two years highlight some of the wonderful new development taking place in Caledon’s educational landscape. This coming September (2012) the Peel District School Board will celebrate the opening of the brand new K-8 SouthFields Village Public School which will also host full day Kindergarten as well as French Immersion. SouthFields Village is one of Caledon’s newest developments. It’s located on Kennedy Rd. north of Mayfield Rd. The school grounds will be the centre piece of the upcoming SouthFields Village 3rd Annual Community Day on Saturday, July 14th. I look forward to meeting everyone at this community celebration from 10 am. – 4 pm. Alloa P.S. is getting a new building as our planning department expropriated 10 acres of land on Mississauga Rd. just north of Mayfield Rd. The new Alloa P.S. will be a K-8 school and will serve students from the north end of Brampton and our Caledon families. Occupancy in the new Alloa P.S. is projected to be September, 2013. Alton P.S. is also getting a new K-6 building in September, 2013. Graduation ceremonies were celebrated at the end of June by all of our Caledon elementary schools. It was a special time celebrating student success. Many ceremonies heard the instrumental version of “Land of Hope and Glory” as

Education Excitement in Caledon

graduates marched into their seats. It was an honour to be able to attend these Caledon school graduations: Allan Drive Middle School, Alton, Belfountain, Caledon East, Ellwood Memorial, Herb Campbell, James Bolton, Macville and Palgrave. I was also pleased to attend the graduation ceremony at Parkholme School.

Mrs. Jan Scott was a deeply loved and highly respected Principal at Allan Drive MS. Her memory lives on at the school she was so proud of. Students, teachers, staff and guests celebrated the opening of the Jan Scott Outdoor Classroom on the grounds of the school. This beautiful outdoor classroom is for use by the school and the community. This commemorative project was lead by the school’s wonderful teacher/ councillor Mrs. Dianne Gahagan. Allan Dr. MS, Alloa, Alton, Ellwood, Herb Campbell and Palgrave Public Schools were proudly certified as Eco Schools this year. It’s a common theme for our Caledon schools to use the outdoors to help facilitate learning. Belfountain P.S. motto is, “Get Outside.” And they do that a lot – releasing Salmon into the Credit River every year. One of their grades 4-6 electives groups partnered with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and the Belfountain Community Organization this year to create Belfountain's 1st annual Garlic Mustard Festival held in the Belfountain Conservation Area. The Green Team at Herb Campbell P.S. maintains a community garden. Their Grade 3 and Kindergarten students released Fry Salmon - which they hatched from eggs. They learned a great deal about the life cycle of the salmon, from start to finish. Herb Campbell has been confirmed for three consecutive years as ECO SCHOOL Certified, Gold Status.

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Caledon Schools Get Outside

Macville P.S. and Palgrave P.S. have had students tree planting in their community. On Earth Day they do a regular outdoor cleanup. At Macville a grade one class raised salmon and recently released them. The grade six students made bird houses to hang in the trees and the Kindergarten students put out bird feeders. Alton P.S. is now an Eco School Silver certified each of the last two years. The majority of their Physical Education program is taught outside. Students participate in Community Clean Up on Earth day. Salmon were released by the grade 5s and 6s. Students take walking trips to the Alton Grange and Green team students help with the recycling program. James Bolton P.S. has an outdoor classroom built and supported by community donations and Home and School Association. It has a teaching area and indigenous plants. Teachers use it for science. They also use it

for outdoor reading and theatre in the round. James Bolton also has a very strong primary and junior eco-club. At Credit View P.S. on Earth Day they did a school wide outdoor cleanup. They have recently re-cultivated a "butterfly" garden. At Credit View Track and Field day they include ALL students from kindergarten to gr. 8. Caledon East P.S. auctions off painted rain barrels and teaches their students about Water Wisdom. They recently hosted an amazing “Save the Earth” presentation. Caledon Central P.S. and its community are closely linked to the environment as farmland, eco-friendly learning opportunities, and riverways populate the school’s area.

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Local Powerlifters Post Strong Results in June

Submitted Photo Photo: (Left to Right) Highland Powerlifting Team Members: Anthony Fenech, Charles Banfield, James Newton, Tom Foley, Jackie Pritchard, Loris Corazza (Missing is Andrew Carnovale)

June has been a record-breaking month for the Highland Powerlifting Club. On June 6 Melancthon-based Powerlifter Jackie Pritchard (and Highland Powerlifting Club member) won the 84 Kg division at the Toronto Supershow while matching the Canadian Squat Record (160 Kg) and re-setting the Squat, Bench Press and


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Top Team Award; beating out a very competitive field from across Southern Ontario. Powerlifting is a sport that tests total body strength. Athletes compete in three separate events to achieve a combined three-lift total: 1. The Squat requires the lifter to first stand with a weighted barbell across his/ her shoulders, then squat down until the hips are below the tops of the knees before standing back up. 2. In the Bench Press the lifter lays on a bench and lowers a weighted barbell to the chest and holds it until the referee gives the command to press it back up to arm’s length. 3. For the Deadlift competitors simply bend over and lift a weighted barbell, which is resting on the floor, until they stand completely straight with the shoulders back. All lifts must comply with a strict set of rules and at least two out of three judges must agree that the lift has been properly executed for it to be successful. Competitors are given three attempts to register their highest successful lift in each event, which are added together to record a three-lift total. Final results are determined by ranking the threelift totals from highest to lowest in each weight division. The Highland Powerlifting Club was formed in July 2011 and holds open training sessions on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the ACTS Athlete Institute – a world-class facility located at Highway 9 and Heart Lake Road. All are welcome to participate and no prior competitive experience is required. For more information about the Highland Powerlifting Club, please contact Charles Banfield at: charles. banfield@sympatico.ca, or Jackie Pritchard at:jackie@windmillhill.ca.

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demonstrations and explain how you can adopt a pet or volunteer at their sites. Dufferin County Museum & Archives, Hwy 89 & Airport Rd, Rosemont. Dufferin County Museum & Archives- 877-941-7787 SATURDAYS, July 7 – August 11 - Ready, Set, Read!- 10:30 – 11:30 am. Albion Bolton Branch of Caledon Public Library. Cost: FREE. Caledon Public Library, along with the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, will offer an exciting 6 week program this summer for children in grades 1 – 3 and their parents/caregivers. The program will help both parents and children through engaging read aloud sessions, providing book lists tailored to specific reading levels, and assisting with reading comprehension. Advance registration: YES Tues., July 10 - Shakespeare in the Park – Macbeth: 7pm. Pay-what-you-can (suggested donation $15). Humber River Shakespeare Co. presents Macbeth in its fifth season of touring Shakespeare in the Park to Caledon. Bring your friends, family, a picnic and a blanket, and witness swords clashing, witches enchanting, madness and mystery entwining, and war drums pulsing. No tickets required for this performance. Dick’s Dam Park, 250 Glasgow Road, Bolton. Humber River Shakespeare Company, 416209-2026 Thurs., July 12 - Learn to Camp (Family6:30 – 8 pm. Albion Bolton Branch of Caledon Public Library. Cost: FREE. Thinking about going camping, but don’t know where to start? Parks Ontario Learn to Camp program provides the knowledge you need to plan your next camping adventure! Advance registration: YES Sat., July 14 - Whole Village Orientation, 1:00PM UNTIL 4:00PM Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly orientations and find out more about our ecovillage and intentional community. A tour of the residence and farm is included. Whole Village, 20725 Shaws Creek Road, Caledon, 519-941-1099 Tues. July 17 -Math in Nature – 3-8 years of age with adult accompaniment. 6:30 – 7:30 pm Belfountain Branch of Caledon Public Library. Cost: FREE. Children and parents will learn about how patterns support numeracy skills. Families will make their own math patterns activity to take home. Advance registration: YES Thurs., July 19 - ecoCaledon Meeting - 6:30PM UNTIL 9:00PM - Are you interested in being apart of the ecoCaledon group of volunteers? Have an idea to improve to the environment of Caledon, Ontario? Just want to check out some of the great initiatives that are happening and potentially get involved? Then we’d love to see you come out and participate in our monthly meeting. ecoCaledon is an environmental action group of volunteers established by the Town of Caledon in 1995. ecoCaledon promotes programs designed to enhance and protect Caledon’s environment. ecoCaledon Programs include: Battery Recycling Rain Barrels Education Green Directory Healthy Lawns Healthy People Clean Air Clean Energy ecoCaledon welcomes all suggestions for innovative programs that reflect your interests and ours. Caledon East Fire Station, Old Church Road, Caledon East. 905-584-7336 Thurs, July 19 - The Amazing Magician’s Workshop. 7 – 14 years - 6:30 – 8 pm Inglewood Branch of Caledon Public Library. Cost: $3/person. Phil Pivnik doesn’t have to imagine what it’s like to be a professional magician. He IS one and he’s coming to Caledon Public Library to share all his professional secrets with you! Come and learn new magic tricks to impress your friends and family in this 90 minute workshop! Advance registration: YES Thurs, July 19 - 8:30am-3:30pm Robert F Hall Library Caledon East Cost: $50.00 If you are in grade 6, 7, or 8 interested in becoming a responsible and skilled babysitter this fun workshop is for you. You will learn everything from diapering, first aid, safety tips, rights and responsibilities, SAFELY finding babysitting jobs and more! Bring a nut free lunch, pen/paper, doll or stuffed animal. (inclu Red Cross Babysitting manual and card). To register call Catherine @ 905-877-4490. Friday, July 20 - Humber River Shakespeare Co Presents Macbeth at the Alton Mill. 7:00PM UNTIL 9:00PM - $20 in advance at humberrivershakespeare.ca; A drum, a drum...Macbeth doth come! Humber River Shakespeare Co. presents Macbeth in outdoor theatre - just like in Shakespeare’s time. Food & cash bar available before the performances. Come early on Friday the 20th for the kick-off reception to Alton Mill’s 4th annual Cuisine Art prior to the performance. Limited seating available. Tickets in advance, or suggested donation of $15 at gate. Alton Mill, 1402 Queen St, Alton. Humber River Shakespeare Co. 519-941-9300 Saturday, July 21 - Check Your Watershed Day 1:00PM -4:00PM. Looking for a chance to get outside and explore? Come out and help us measure the health of the Credit River. Check Your Watershed Day is a one-day stream survey where volunteers sample the streams in their watershed. In Stream Teams of two-four, volunteers check temperatures of small streams at road crossings and take photos of each culvert they visit. Terra Cotta Conservation Area, 14452 Winston Churchill Bld., Halton Hills. Credit Valley Conservation, 905-6701615 x446 Tues, July 24 8:30am-1:30pm


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 / 905584-7136. 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. 905-5842272 Ext. 4235 Every Mon.,: Tottenham Army Cadets (youth 12-18yrs) meet every Mon., (Sept-Jun, except holidays) 6:30-9 pm, at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 329 (25 Richmond St, Tottenham). For more info, call 905-936-9329. EVERY Mon.,, Play Bridge for Fun 7 pm, at St James Anglican Church, Caledon East. All players from beginners to longtime are welcome to come out & enjoy a friendly game for a “twoonie”. Call 905-857-1855. EVERY Mon., 7:00 - 8:30 pm Orangeville Toastmasters, Alzheimer’s Society of Dufferin, 25 Centennial Rd, Orangeville. Come out to a meeting & see how Toastmasters, can help you become a better communicator & leader. 905-299-0503 http:// orangeville.freetoasthost.info/ Third Monday of every Month: Meeting of the Caledon F.A.M.E. Family Support Group, 7-9 pm, in the Albion Bolton Community Centre, (Caledon Parent-Child Centre, 150 Queen St S, Bolton). This group offers support to families where any mental illness is an issue by providing education, resources & coping strategies. No cost. For more info or to inquire about support call Frank Logue 905-4887716 Every Tuesday: Do You Have Chronic Pain? You are not alone. Almost 1 in 3 Canadians suffer chronic pain.Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management Program with Dr. Jackie GardnerNix will be starting a new session on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 11:45am for 13 weeks beginning April 17th at Headwaters Health Care Centre’s Telemedicine Studio via videoconference from Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Call Cathy Trudeau at 519-9412410 ext. 3300 or visit www. neuronovacentre.com. Every Tuesday: Connect with other families about parenting a child with special needs, birth to six years. Light dinner. Siblings welcome. Tues, 5:30-7pm. Free. Caledon Parent-Child Centre, 150 Queen St S, Bolton 905-857-0090 http://www.cp-cc.org. 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 416-662-0177. 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 905-5849933 or 905-857-3352. Every Wednesday: Bolton Laughter Club meets Wednesdays, 7 pm, at the Davis Centre (80 Allan Dr, Bolton.) Laugh with others for no reason. No fee. No preregistration. All welcome. EVERY Wednesday: Tops (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Non-profit weight loss group Group meets

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Brian, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Tea Room, Vendors, Clowns, Crafts and much more. Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day at Albion Hills Conservation Area, Palgrave. The Caledon Canada Day Celebration is a fun community event made possible through the partnership of the Caledon Canada Day Committee, various Caledon Businesses, the Town of Caledon, Palgrave Rotary Club and the Toronto and Region Conservation and many volunteers. It all begins around 4pm, fireworks take place after sundown. Wednesday July 11, 7-9 pm BRCA Chat and Support: An informal peer support group open to women who are at risk for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, or have a BRCA1/ BRCA2 gene mutation. You will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, and to give and receive support and encouragement. Location: Rotary Place, 7 Rotarian Way, Bolton. RSVP or questions contact brcasupport@live.ca or call the Caledon Breast Cancer WEDnESDAYS, July 4 to August 8 - Ready, Set, Read! 6:30 – 7:30 pm Alton Branch of Caledon Public Library - Cost: F R E E . Caledon Public Library, along with the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, will offer an exciting 6 week program this summer for children in grades 1 – 3 and their parents/caregivers. The program will help both parents and children through engaging read aloud sessions, providing book lists tailored to specific reading levels, and assisting with reading comprehension. Advance registration: YES WEDnESDAYS, July 4 – August 8 - French Fun for Beginners: Children ages 5 – 7 with parents welcome to stay. 10:30 – 11 am. Albion Bolton Branch of Caledon Public Library. Cost:FREE. Join us for fun in French as we explore themes through songs, rhymes, games and stories. Advance registration: YES MOnDAYS, July 9 – August 13 (no program on August 6) - Family Story Time. Birth – 6 years with adult accompaniment. 6:45 – 7:15 pm. Margaret Dunn Valleywood Branch of Caledon Public Library. FREE. Join us for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, songs and crafts! Advance registration: NO FRiDAYS, July 6 – August 24 Family Story Time. Birth – 6 years with adult accompaniment 10:45 – 11:15 am. Albion Bolton Branch of Caledon Public Library. Cost: FREE. Join us for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, songs and crafts! Advance registration: NO Saturday, July 7 - Cheltenham Day - 9:00AM -12:00PM Enjoy a fun-filled day in the quaint village of Cheltenham. Kids’ games, soap box derby, street sale, duck race, tube race, pie eating contest, art contest, 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. Village of Cheltenham, Creditview Rd. north of King St. Cheltenham Area Residents Association - 905-8383790 Saturday, July 7 - Love Your Pet Day: Orangeville SPCA, Shelburne/ Orangeville Paws & Claws, Alliston Humane Society, Beeton Procyon Wildlife & Tottenham Painted Rock Animal Farm Sanctuary will come and bring awareness of their work & services. They will bring information, displays,

in Bolton United Church Heritage Hall, weigh-in 7 pm; meeting 7:308:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Call Ruth 905-857-3237 or Lorraine 905-857-1568. Every Saturday until October: Caledon Farmers Market, 3pm7pm: Organic veggies, local meat, cheese, honey, maple syrup, mushrooms and more. Weekly themes, kids activities and more. Located in Bolton at 150 Queen Street South (site of the Albion Bolton Community Centre) For additional information call 905.584.2272 x4286 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:edc@caledon. ca” edc@caledon.ca Every Thursday: Alton After School Crew; 3:15-4:15pm, Alton branch of CPL. The Alton After School Crew comes together for 1 hour every Thursday after school for activities, games & great company. Free, drop in program. (905)857-1400 www.caledon. library.on.ca Every Thursday: Adujstments After Birth: Share your experience in a safe and supportive environment.Child care provided. 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Free, register. Caledon Parent-Child Centre, 150 Queen St S, Bolton. 905-857-0090; http://www.cp-cc.org. Every 2nd Thursday: A networking group of Women (WINGS - Women in Netweaving Growing Strong) and Men (HEROS - Honest, Ethical & Reliable) who meet every 2nd Thursday to network and support the community agency Caledon Meals on Wheels. Call Trudy 416-662-017 for more info. EVERY 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, Moms & Babies Nurture Group 2-3 pm, at Inside Out Family Chiropractic (27 King St E, Bolton). Open to all pregnant 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 ParentChild 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 Drop-In and structured playbased activities from 9:15-11:30 am. Click on the link below to view a map of the area. For more information please call 905-8570090. 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 905-5840591. 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 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 play-based learning programs. For more information, call the Caledon Parent-Child Centre at 905-8570090. OnE TiME EVEnTS Sunday, July 1 – Canada Day Strawberry Festival - Caledon Fairgrounds (Hwy 10 in Caledon Village). All Day Exhibits, Entertainment, Lions Club Train Ride, Bavarian Garden, Silent Auction Jimbo Magic, Music with

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Robert F Hall Library Caledon East Cost: $35.00 For All grade 4,5,6,7 students - the Canadian Red Cross Peoplesaver Course Level 3 is a fun workshop that will cover topics such as: What’s in a frist aid kit, calling EMS, identifying poisons & dangers, cuts, scrapes, wounds, nose bleeds, heat burns and choking! The At Home All By Myself Course teaches participants how the rules change when home alone, the home along checklist, things that children should and should not do when home alone & more! * Bring your nut free lunch and pencil. (incl Red Corss booklet & AHABM booklet, wallet card) To register call Catherine @ 905-8774490 Tues, July 24 - Raspberry Crepes. Age: 8 years and up.- 1 – 3 pm Caledon Village Branch of Caledon Public Library. Cost: $3/person 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. Allergy Alert. Tues, July 24, 2012 2pm-4pm Robert F Hall Library Caledon East Cost: $16.00 For all grade 1, 2, 3 students that have never participated in a First Aid course or if you need a refresher this is the course for you! The Canadian Red Cross Peoplesaver Course Level 2 is a fun filled, interactive workshop that will cover topics such as: what’s in a first aid kit, calling EMS, identifying poisons and dangers, cuts, scrapes, nose bleeds, & heat burns. Bring a nut free snack! (incl Red Cross Booklet and Sticker). To register call Catherine @ 905-8774490. Saturday, July 28 - Wacky Watercolours! 10:30 – 11:30 am. 8 years of age and up Caledon East Branch of Caledon Public Library. FREE Advance registration: YES. 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. Advance registration: YES Thursday, July 26 - A Year to A New You: Consignment 101. Adult 18+. 7 pm. Location: Chicaboom - 18371 Hurontario Street. Cost: FREE. This workshop will include the pros and cons of consigning, what kinds of items can be consigned and where you can sell them. Pricing and tracking consigned items, how to make a profit and the location of great consignment shops near and far are just some of the topics to be discussed. Fun, informative and timely! Advance registration: YES Sat. August 11 - Yogaone ovarian cancer fund raiser. from 10:0011:00. $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

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Calling all youth interested in food and farming!
HAYville, which stands for Harvesting Agricultural Youth, is a Food and Farm Business Incubator program for 11-19 year olds in Caledon and surrounding areas. HAYville aims to foster food and farming enterprise and innovation by empowering youth through hands-on experience in growing, harvesting, cooking, preserving, eating, marketing, selling, business planning and community engagement. The HAYville Program is run by the Caledon Countryside Alliance and Eat Local Caledon in partnership with local food and farming facilities – Albion Hills Community Farm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, Inglewood Farmers’ Market and the Caledon Farmers’ Market. The Program is currently funded with a grant from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. Note that HAYville activities are free of charge and some are eligible for Secondary School Community Service Hours. For more information and to register for the program events, please contact eatlocal@ eatlocalcaledon.org or (905) 584-6221. Your pets deserve to eat fresh, local food too! This evening we will be using wholesome, local ingredients and making some healthy, delicious cat and dog treats. Tuesday, July 31st, 7:009:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue Every good cook needs to have some excellent sauces and marinades up his/her sleeve! Learn how to make great sauces that can be paired with different types of grilled meats and vegetables. Monday, August 6th, 6:309:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue Honey and maple syrup are healthier alternatives to white sugar, and they can be sourced locally! On this evening, we will be making baked goods that use these local alternatives. Tuesday, August 14th, 7:009:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue We have a lot of herbs growing in the HAYville garden. On this evening we will be preserving them using a few different methods, including freezing, drying and salting. Thursday, August 16th (Rain date August 23); 6:30pm-8:00pm, Albion Hills Community Farm, 16555 Humber Station Road. HAYville will be joining 4H to find out what is involved to manage, advertise and sell market garden vegetables.


Photo courtesy of The Regional Community members gathered on June 22 at St. James Anglican Church in Caledon East to take a moment to wish the Berney family well upon the closing of Berney’s Pro Hardware, a business that has been in the community for well over one hundred years. Shown here, George, son Geordie and wife Lynda cut the cake to commemorate the end of an era.


78 Peel board schools The earn Ontario includes:recognition toolkit · celebration DVD, Our EcoSchools Schools are EcoSchools includes certification whichthe Ontariomessages from Minister
Seventy-eight Peel District School Board schools – including 6 schools in Caledon - have received gold, silver or bronze EcoSchools certifications, recognizing work that was completed during the 2011-12 school year. Certified schools will receive a recognition toolkit to celebrate their success in their schools. Their achievements will be showcased at the Regular Meeting of the Board on June 20, and in the atrium of the HJA Brown Education Centre from June 18 to 29. “Becoming a certified EcoSchool is a major achievement—it requires the entire school to work together,” says Tracy Appleton, EcoSchools program leader with the Peel board. “Through the program, students work with staff and community members to develop strategies to conserve energy, reduce waste, green their schoolyard, and develop environmental literacy. The Ontario EcoSchools program e m p o we r s students to affect positive change in their schools and communities, and teaches qualities like responsibility and accountability. The skills students, staff and community members learn from involvement with EcoSchools will impact lifestyle choices beyond the school environment.”

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 6:309:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue Learn how to make and preserve strawberry salsa using the Boiling Water Canning Method. Strawberry salsa is delicious with grilled chicken or fish, or even nachos and cheese. Monday, July 9th, 6:309:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue Learn how to make homemade ice cream using local ingredients such as raspberry, lavender, honey and more. Tuesday, July 17th, 7:009:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue Learn how to make both sweet and savoury crepes. Crepes are delicious and always a crowdpleaser, whether for brunch or dinner! Monday, July 23rd, 6:309:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue




Monday, August 20th, 6:309:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue Learn how to make and preserve tomato-corn salsa using the Boiling Water Canning Method.




Monday, August 27th, 6:009:00pm, Palgrave Community Kitchen, 34 Pine Avenue Using the skills and foods we have made throughout the season, the HAYville will be hosting a BBQ for their parents. Parents are invited for dinner at 7:30pm.


of Education and Director of Education Tony Pontes · letter from the mayor of their city · metal sign to hang on the outside of the school building · resources for teachers to continue their work of embedding environmental education into their lessons The six schools in Caledon to earn EcoSchools certification are: Allan Drive Middle School, Alloa Public School, Alton Public School, Ellwood Memorial Public School, Herb Campbell Public School and Palgrave Public School The EcoSchools program enables schools to bring to action the messages contained in the Ministry of Education Environmental Education Policy Framework (2009) entitled Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow: A Policy Framework for Environmental Education in Ontario Schools. Schools also use this program to support their School Success Planning initiatives and environmental education links to the curriculum. Also, it has been shown that EcoSchools generate less waste and reduce energy consumption. Support for the EcoSchools program has been provided by the Peel board, the Region of Peel and Toronto and Region Conservation.


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