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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.

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