From Peace Tower to Corn­wall, lo­cal fam­ily re­ceives gi­ant Cana­dian Flag

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CORN­WALL, On­tario - Thir­teen years ago, Gean­nin Pilon and her fam­ily were vis­it­ing Par­lia­ment Hill in Ot­tawa and took a chance that would lead to a long wait, and a big red and white re­ward.

The fam­ily put their names down on a wait­ing list to re­ceive a flag from the top of the Peace Tower in the Cen­tre Block of the Par­lia­ment build­ings in Ot­tawa.

Gean­nin had al­most thought that the flag would never ar­rive, when fi­nally, ear­lier this sum­mer she re­ceived a thick en­ve­lope. She knew im­me­di­ately what it was, and waited un­til her adult chil­dren could be together be­fore open­ing it.

The flag is so large that it could al­most cover her garage door.

“She couldn’t be­lieve it when she fi­nally got it,” her daugh­ter Li­ette said. “It is big­ger than the bed.”

The flag she re­ceived was flown above the Peace Tower on Jan. 28, 2018.

Gean­nin and her fam­ily were lucky in a way that their wait was only 13 years. They were in­formed in a let­ter from the gov­ern­ment that the flag pro­gram is so pop­u­lar that now, Cana­di­ans have to wait more than 80 years to re­ceive a Peace Tower Flag.

Li­ette says that her mom plans to hang the flag in front of her garage ev­ery Canada Day.

STROKE SUR­VIVOR SUP­PORT GROUP monthly meet­ing Wed., Sept. 5; 6:30-8pm at Riverdale Ter­race Re­tire­ment Res­i­dence, 1200 Sec­ond St. West. All stroke sur­vivors and their care­givers are most wel­come. Info: Deena 613-936-8784 or email: corn­wall.

THE WILLIAMSTOWN FAIR BOARD is host­ing their an­nual Vol­un­teer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Event on Sun., Sept. 9, 4–6pm in Her­itage Hall, sit­u­ated on the Fair Grounds. This will im­me­di­ately fol­low the Fall Mar­ket. ALL VOL­UN­TEERS are wel­come to at­tend, whether you were part of the prepa­ra­tion, event or clean-up crew! We look for­ward to see­ing you! Please di­rect any ques­tions to lise­mar­vell@sym­pa­

INGLESIDE & AREA NEE­DLE CRAFTER’S GUILD Next meet­ing is on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Ma­sonic Hall in Ingleside (across from the Li­brary). For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Chris 613-537-9982 or Diane 613-938-2527

FREE OPEN HOUSE- Ex­pe­ri­ence an in­tro­duc­tion to Easy Mod­ern Square Danc­ing Fri.. Sept 7 & Sept 14, 7-9pm, with The “Swing­ing B’s” Mod­ern Square Dance Club, at Knox-st. Paul’s United Church Hall, 800 12th St. East, Corn­wall. Info He­len 613 933-4052 he­len­mac­cal­lum@sym­pa­

HAVELOCK FAIR cel­e­brates its 147th con­sec­u­tive fair. Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, in Havelock, QC fea­tures bands,van­i­mals, air bounce, an­tique cars and trac­tors. So much more Sorry, no dogs per­mit­ted on the fair­grounds. Ticket info 514-850-1423

CASINO TRIP to Lac Leamy on Fri., Sept. 28, bus de­parts at 4:30pm. Info: 613-932-6534. Pro­ceeds to­ward St. Joseph’s Con­tin­u­ing Care Cen­tre.

ST.. LUKE’S-KNOX PRES­BY­TE­RIAN CHURCH will cel­e­brate their 182nd An­niver­sary with spe­cial ser­vice on Sun­day Sept 9th at 10:30 am; the guest speaker will be Janet Clapp. This will be the only Ser­vice in the Avon­more Finch/ Gravel Hill Pres­by­te­rian Pas­toral Charge that day. Ev­ery­one is most wel­come to at­tend a time of fel­low­ship will fol­low the ser­vice. Info Garry Nu­gent at 613-984-2955

D-CAFÉ DI­A­BETES PEER SUP­PORT GROUP Meet in a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment to share strate­gies and learn new prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion. Wed., Sept. 5, 6-7:30 pm. Topic: man­ag­ing your di­a­betes. Next meet­ing Wed., Oct. 3. 841 Syd­ney St. ( Tu­dor Plaza) ’ INFO: J.lau­zon@csces­ {613} 937-0478 or {toll free} 1-855-342-2338 or just walk in.

CEL­E­BRATE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL LIT­ER­ACY DAY Mon., Sept. 10, 1:30-3:30 (Rain date: Mon., Sept. 17) at 101 2nd St. W. Learn about the 9 Es­sen­tial Skills, iden­ti­fied by the Gov­ern­ment of Canada as nec­es­sary for suc­cess at work and ev­ery­day life. Take a mini tour of our lo­ca­tion. En­ter to win a door prize. Info. 613-932-7161.

A NIGHT OUT with The County Lads & The Hal­lions. Sept. 22 at Bon­nie Glen Pav­il­ion. Tick­ets can be pur­chased in ad­vance at The Bon­nie Glen, Mar­lin Or­chards and Ben­son Auto Parts in Alexan­dria. Pro­ceeds are go­ing to ALS Canada. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. Pub food avail­able.

TOURNI DE BID-EURCHRE – Samedi, 15 septem­bre, de 10 h.a 2 h., au Cen­tre Charles-emile-claude, 146b rue Chevrier, (an­ci­enne Ecole Na­tivite, en ar­riere de l’eglise Na­tivite) Leger gouter. Premier prix $100. Con­tactez Yvette Gau­thier (613)938-2115 pour reser­va­tion.

NAVY CLUB THURS­DAY SUP­PER @ 5PM Dif­fer­ent menu weekly. Karaoke with Ge­orgie 5-9 pm. 30 Sixth St. East. Open to the pub­lic. 613-938-0285.

CORN­WALL AND DIS­TRICT HOR­TI­CUL­TURAL SO­CI­ETY meet­ing on Tues., Sept. 11, 7pm at RCAFA, Wing 424, 240 Wa­ter Street West, Corn­wall. Guest speaker, Kim Ward from Con­nec­tions Air Plants and Suc­cu­lents will ed­u­cate us on the many va­ri­eties and care of air plants and suc­cu­lents.

WED­NES­DAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES Corn­wall’s in­de­pen­dent film se­ries, new sea­son be­gins with MARY SHEL­LEY, the story of the au­thor of one of the world’s most fa­mous Gothic nov­els ‘Franken­stein’ - and her fiery, tem­pes­tu­ous re­la­tion­ship with renowned ro­man­tic poet Percy Shel­ley. Tick­ets $15 avail­able at the door or Com­plex Box Of­fice. Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Galaxy Cin­ema.

BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH AN­NUAL HAR­VEST SUP­PER The Parish Sup­per Com­mit­tee has changed the date of the Har­vest Sup­per to Sun., Sept. 9, 4-7p.m., in the Parish Hall. Menu: Tur­key with all the trim­mings, Po­ta­toes, Veg­eta­bles, and all kind of pies.

NOR­MAN BYERS, ND, will present “The Heart of Health”, a se­ries of free health sem­i­nars nightly from 7-8 pm. The sem­i­nars, cov­er­ing a va­ri­ety of health top­ics, be­gin Mon., Sept. 10 and ends Sun., Sept. 16 at the Corn­wall Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist Church, 2134 Pitt Street North. To pre­reg­is­ter, call 613-937-0205.

BID EUCHRE TOUR­NA­MENT Corn­wall Town­ship Lion’s Club, Bonville. Sat., Sept 8 from 10 am - 2 pm. Light lunch. $100 first prize & other prizes. Info: Roland 613-932-9396, Mag­gie 613-363-1753, He­len 613-931-3076.

IF YOU LOVE TO SING IN A BIG CHOIR new mem­bers are wel­come to the Corn­wall Cen­ten­nial Choir’s Fall re­hearsals. All sec­tions of the choir are avail­able. The abil­ity to read mu­sic is an as­set but not a re­quire­ment. After a few weeks an in­for­mal au­di­tion will de­ter­mine voice place­ment.the first re­hearsal will be held on Mon., Sept. 10, at 7 pm at the Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter Day Saints in Corn­wall, on Corn­wall Cen­tre Road.

SUN­DAY SCHOOL REGIS­TRA­TION & SUNDAE SUN­DAY St. John’s Pres­by­te­rian Church 28 2nd St E will be hav­ing a Rally Sun­day on Sept. 9 for chil­dren and youth to be regis­tered for Sun­day School. Ser­vice starts at 10 with a spe­cial cof­fee hour (Sundae Sun­day) in Caldwell Hall. St. John’s Youth will be serv­ing up ice cream fol­low­ing the ser­vice.

ECUMENICAL VIC­TO­RIAN TEA Sat., Sept 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at St John’s Pres­by­te­rian Hall (28 Sec­ond St E. ) ac­ces­si­ble. Ad­vance ticket sales only. Avail­able at St John’s Church of­fice af­ter­noon or Teresa 613 932 7091 Please wear your most out­ra­geous lac­i­est dress or flow­ery frock & hat. Bring a friend drink sooth­ing tea with de­li­cious sand­wiches & too die for desserts. Hosted by Knox St Paul’s, Trin­ity, St John’s, St Colum­ban’s, women

BE­REAVED FAM­I­LIES OF ONTARIOCORNWALL AN­NUAL GALA DIN­NER & COMEDY SHOW. Sat., Sept.15, Cock­tails 6pm., Din­ner 7p.m. Din­ner mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment. Info. 613-936-1455.

WED­NES­DAY LUNCH ~ by mem­bers of Knights of Colum­bus “Se­niors & Friends”, 205 Amelia St. Ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 11:30am-1pm. Also, Wing Night ev­ery Thurs­day from 5:30-8pm.

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