In and around Cornwall & the Counties
tomized book will be produced and mailed directly to their homes. The book is printed and mailed by St. Joseph Communications, the college’s promotional partner.
The YouBook is a cross between a traditional college Viewbook and the much bigger publication, Career Guide, which includes information on all college programs. People can request information on their preferred programs of study, and will receive detailed information about that program. They can also receive specific information on campus life features and activities, residence facilities, athletics, counselling, and much more, as requested.
Things will be a little easier this year for the parents of 200 students at Central Public School who will receive a gift of a new backpack. Central received a shipment of 200 free backpacks recently from Costco in Gloucester. The backpacks were donated as part of a nationwide program run by Costco to help schools with a high proportion of children in need. The packs, filled with school supplies, will be donated this week to children whose parents may be struggling with the cost of equipping them for school. Central Principal Kieran Kennedy said the donation will be appreciated by his students. The brightly coloured backpacks are packed with school supplies such as highlighters, a workbook, pencils and crayons. The packs will be distributed discreetly by staff at the school. Teachers already know the children in their classes who access breakfast programs and may benefit from the backpack donation. Lisa Raymond, assistant warehouse manager at the Costco Gloucester store, said the company has run the backpack program nationwide for several years in a bid to help less fortunate families in the communities they serve.
For the first time in over a decade, Cornwall will be hosting the 2010 Sears High School Drama Festival Ontario East Regionals. The best entries from the six districts located in Ontario East ( all schools east of Toronto and west of the Quebec border, includes the cities of Ottawa, Peterborough, Kingston, Whitby, Oshawa, Pembroke, Smith Falls and Perth just to name a few) will perform their award winning one act plays from April 5 to 10, 2010 ( excludes the 9th) at the Aultsville Theatre.
The Cornwall Community Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in providing a safe environment for participants in the Parade of Nations as well as the spectators viewing the parade. The parade will leave St. Lawrence College and travel west on Montreal Road and Water Street to the Civic Complex parking lot.
Montreal Road and Water Street will closed to traffic for the duration of the parade, which starts at 2 p. m. on Sept. 26, 2009. The closure of the street is necessary in order to ensure the safety of adults and children attend and leaving the parade and for the safety of the participants as well. These detours will reduce the interaction between vehicles and pedestrians as well as parade participants, therefore reduce the risk of injuries to all involved in this event.
“ No parking” signs will be put in place along the parade route on Saturday morning. Police will use discretion throughout the morning and afternoon along business areas; however, a zero-tolerance tag-andtow policy will be strictly enforced along the parade route. This is done to provide the performers the entire width of the street in order that they may give you an unrestricted demonstration. This also provides better viewing for all spectators with no vehicles obstructing the line of sight, and most important, ensuring that no children will be darting out from between parked cars.
We thank you for your cooperation in making the event a safe and enjoyable parade for all involved.
Quilting enthusiasts will want to head out to Upper Canada Village this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, as the historic site hosts a Quilt Show, one of a variety of celebrations in the Village’s “ Flavours of Autumn” event series being offered this year. In addition to a colourful exhibition of quilts from area guilds and displays of the Village’s own collection, the weekend’s activities will also include a Merchants’ Mall, an old-fashioned quilting bee, and special guest speakers.
The Village’s Family Activity Centre will be transformed into an exhibit area showcasing over 50 different quilts made by members of four eastern Ontario Quilting Guilds: Common Threads Quilters Guild, Cornwall Quilters Guild, Highland Quilt Guild and Thousand Islands Quilters Guild
Visitors will find a Merchants’ Mall selling and displaying related quilting merchandise. Visitors will also be able to view antique and reproduction quilts from Upper Canada Village’s own collection, which will be exhibited at other locations throughout the Village. This year, the exhibit will focus on “ whole cloth” quilts.
Crysler Hall will set the stage for two guest speakers at this year’s event. Esther Bryan will be giving a talk at 11: 30 a. m. and 1: 30 p. m. on Saturday about the exciting plans which are ahead for “ The Quilt of Belonging: On Tour.” This marvelous tapestry of Canadian culture recently celebrated a 10th anniversary from the time of its conception. On Sunday, Alicia Boutillier will be speaking in Crysler Hall at 11: 30 a. m. and 1: 30 p. m. about the history of “ The Heritage Quilt Collection” at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Alicia holds a Master of Arts in Canadian Art History. She has curated a number of exhibits for galleries across Ontario and authored publications of the history of early 20th century Canadian art. Since May, 2008, she has been the Curator of Canadian Historical Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University in Kingston.
What would a Quilt Show at a 19th-century village be, without a quilting bee taking place? Several ladies will gather at the Ross Farmhouse to take part in a traditional 1860s quilting bee. As they visit and share news, they will be working on a reproduction quilt based on an original 19th-century pattern in the Village collection. Raffle tickets will be available for both the Upper Canada Village Quilt and a Victoria’s Quilt Canada quilt as part of the Quilt Show.