Large turnout at seventh Parkinson Superwalk Spowart named next Deputy Chief of Police
CORNWALL, Ontario – Over 100 participants gathered at the Cornwall Civic Complex this morning in anticipation of the city’s seventh annual Parkinson Superwalk.
Walkers set out at 11 a.m. and could choose between a 3.5 km route or 5 km route. All walkers who raised over $50 received a free shirt.
“There’s lots of people here, everyone seems to be enjoying the day so far and we have beautiful weather for the walk,” said Ginette Trottier, Community Development Coordination of Parkinson Canada for Eastern Ontario. “It has grown every year.”
Last year the walk raised over $9,000. This year, the goal is to reach $10,000. According to Trottier, funds raised go towards national research, and bringing education events to the area for community members and health care professionals. It will also fund a support group that meets in the area.
Trottier expected to see a crowd of about 125 to 150 attendees, and thinks that 20 to 30 of those involved have Parkinson’s disease.
“One of the things that’s difficult for the people who have Parkinson’s is they tend to be isolated,” explained Trottier. “When they come out, they get to meet other people and other families who are coping. It’s nice for them to know they’re not alone and a lot of people support them.”
Penny Eccles, of Team Eccles, said that after three weeks of fundraising, her team garnered over $6,000. Friends from Montreal and Toronto attended the walk today to support Penny and her husband Vernon who has Parkinson’s disease.
“We’re small but mighty!” said Penny, reflecting on her close-knit team of friends.
CORNWALL, Ontario - The Cornwall Police Services Board announced at their meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5 that Insp. Shawna Spowart would be the next Deputy Chief of Police.
Spowart will be taking over from Deputy Chief Danny Aikman who has been selected as the next Chief of Police following Chief Dan Parkinson’s retirement in November. Spowart will be the first female Deputy Chief of Police in the history of the Cornwall Community Police Service (CCPS). Spowart has 23 years of experience with CCPS, which includes work with the Community Patrol Division, the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Division and the Criminal Investigations Division.
“I’m ready for the opportunity and the time is right,” said Spowart. Spowart explained that she hoped her new position would inspire more women to become police officers.
“Any time you can look at and see a reflection of yourself that’s exciting,” she said. “There are a lot of strong female leaders in this community.”
Spowart pointed out that she has worked with other female community leaders in Cornwall such as Jeanette Despatie, the CEO of the Cornwall Community Hospital and the heads of many of the non-profit organizations in Cornwall, many of whom are also women.
For her goals as Deputy Chief, Spowart explained that she wanted to see a continued emphasis on traffic enforcement, particularly for distracted and impaired driving. She also said she would push for a greater use of analytics in policing and a better use of data overall.
For the past four-and-a-half years, Spowart has been Inspector of Field Operations responsible for Community Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Crime Prevention and Community Partnerships.
“Shawna Spowart is Cornwall’s first female Deputy Chief and will be part of a leadership team that is inclusive, collaborative and respectful,” said CCPS Board Chair Andre Rivette. “She has the qualities and attributes expected of any senior police leader - integrity; courage; and dedication. She shares our vision of a sustainable, accountable Service that meets the future policing needs of our community and we look forward to working more closely with our new Deputy Chief.”
There will be a retirement party for Chief Dan Parkinson on Nov. 15 at the Best Western where some proceeds will go to support the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall. Parkinson has been a longtime supporter of the Boys and Girls Club and it is hoped that his retirement party raises at least $10,000 for the organization.
The next day, Nov. 16, there will be a change of command ceremony held at the Nav Centre at 11 a.m. where Danny Aikman and Shawna Spowart will officially take over as Chief and Deputy Chief respectively.
ST. BERNARD’S CHURCH Annual Harvest Supper, Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Finch Community Centre from 4 pm - 7 pm. Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Adults $12, 6-12 yrs. $6, children under 6 free. Tickets available at the door. Take-out available. Everyone welcome.
ST. MARY’S HARVEST SUPPER in Williamstown at St. Mary’s Centre on September 23 from 4 to 7 pm. Turkey with all the trimmings. Cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children 7-12 and children under 6 free. All are welcome.
LEARN TO DANCE, waltz, cha-cha, swing, bachata, and more on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 19 at the Claude Emile centre, 146 Chevrier Ave. Five week classes $60 per person. Phone Dennis 613-448-3633 for additional information.
SPAGHETTI LUNCH & SUPPER ~ Friday, Sept. 28, Knights of Columbus Council 755, 205 Amelia St. Every last Friday of the month. Lunch: 11am-1pm. Supper: 4:30-6pm. Meals include: Spaghetti plate, coleslaw, bun, dessert, coffee or tea.
A NIGHT OUT with The County Lads & The Hallions. Sept. 22 at Bonnie Glen Pavilion. Proceeds are going to ALS Canada. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. Pub food available.
FREE OPEN HOUSE- Experience an introduction to Easy Modern Square Dancing Friday Sept 7th & Sept 14th 7:00 - 9:00 pm, with The “Swinging B’s” Modern Square Dance Club, at Knox-st. Paul’s United Church Hall 800 12th St. East. Info Helen 613 9334052 firstname.lastname@example.org
BID EUCHRE every Tuesday at 7 pm and Sunday at 1 pm at the Navy Club.
VOLUNTEER FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME! The Telephone Assurance Program is in need of volunteers to make a daily friendly phone call to a senior living alone. This call provides a safety check as well as increases their peace of mind and security within their home. If interested, please call the Glen Stor Dun Lodge Outreach Program at 613933-3384 ext 4250.
THE LOST VILLAGES LIONS CLUB is hosting a Fall Fest at the Community Market, 16133 Ct’y Rd 36, east of Long Sault, Sept. 15 from 11am to 3pm - BBQ & Bake Sale, Vendors, Apple Pie Contest. Info. Reg 613-537-9701
TOURNI DE BID-EUCHRE – 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.
CORNWALL NEW HORIZONS BAND Learn music. Play a BAND instrument....... trumpet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, etc. Come back to the BAND instrument you played years ago. (2) 1-hour classes per week in the CCVS music room. Info. Raymond 613-938-6364 or 613-360-1817 or email email@example.com
NAVY CLUB FRIDAY NIGHT DART LEAGUE Registration & pre-season play: Sept. 14 & 21 Regular season 2018-19 starts Sept. 28 at 7:30pm
BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO CORNWALL Annual Gala Dinner & Comedy Show. Saturday, Sept. 15 00 p.m., Cocktails at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 p.m. Dinner music and entertainment. Info. 613-936-1455.
NAVY CLUB KARAOKE every Saturday from 3- 7 pm with Georgie or Frank & Myrna and food, wings and things.
IF SOMONE’S DRINKING BOTHERS YOU Al-anon 613-937-4880.
SEAWAY WINDS CONCERT BAND invites musicians of all ages who own concert band instruments and play at least at the intermediate level to join Seaway Winds Concert Band . Rehearsals resume Wed. , Aug. 29 , 6:45 PM at the OPG Visitors Centre , Second St. W. . Info. Barb Hunter , 613-534-2111 www. seawaywinds.ca
BID-EUCHRE TOURNAMENT – Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 am-2 pm, at the Centre Charles-emile-claude, 146b Chevrier St. (previously Nativity School, behind Nativity Church). Light Lunch. $100 first prize. Call Yvette Gauthier 613-938-2115 for reservation.
ROAST BEEF DINNER sponsored by the St. Francis de Sales Knights of Columbus Council in the Parish Hall at 434 Second St. W. on Sept 13th starting at 4:30 pm. All are welcome. Fully accessible hall with elevator & operator.
WEDNESDAY LUNCH ~ Knights of Columbus “Seniors & Friends”, 205 Amelia St. Every Wednesday from 11:30-1pm. Also, Wing Night every Thursday from 5:30-8pm.
CASINO TRIP to Lac Leamy on Friday, Sept. 28, bus departs at 4:30pm. Info: 613-932-6534. Proceeds toward St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.
LA PAROISSE DE LA COCATHÉDRALE DE LA NATIVITÉ DE LA B.V.M. 300, chemin Montréal, Cornwall, (613-932-7505). Messes dominicales le dimanche à 10h et le samedi à 17h.
CORNWALL COMFORT QUILTS at The Care Centre, 510 Second Street E.. Meets last Wednesday of each month (except December) Info: Hazel 613933-3883, Helen 613-932-9517, Janice 613-936-1951. Email: Cornwallcomfort@gmail.com
DOES FOOD CONTROL YOUR LIFE? Do you constantly diet, starve, binge or purge? Do you hate your body? Do you eat and feel guilty? STOP hurting yourself with food. There is a place for you! We meet every Monday evening at 6:30pm at Wesleyan Church, 780 Sydney St. Contact 613-662-9979 or oa.cornwall@ gmail.com
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.
PLANNING A SPECIAL EVENT We would be happy to help you plan your event in one of our banquet halls at Knights of Columbus, 205 Amelia St. 613-932-7600
LE CLUB DES AÎNÉ(E)S de Ste-thérèse- de Lisieux. Vous invite à nous joindre pour jouer différents jeux de cartes ainsi que des fléchettes (dards) tout les mercredis après midi. Nous servons gratuitement plusieurs soupers chauds les derniers mercredis du mois. Les membres assidus sont éligibles pour un voyage gratuit de fin de saison. Contactes Denis 613-932-1805.
CORNWALL WESLEYAN CHURCH (780 Sydney St.) Kick Off Weekend on Sat Sept. 15th 1 -3 pm. Family Day, BBQ, Games, Bouncy House, Illusion Show & more. Sun. Sept. 16th 10 a.m. Morning Worship Service, Message series “Relational Vampires“. Outdoor Potluck & BBQ. Info. 613-9369166 or www.cornwallwesleyanchurch.on.ca
“THE HUMAN CONDITION” ADDICTIONMENTAL HEALTH- BODY-MIND-SPIRIT . Hosted by The Cornwall Pentecostal Church, 208 Second St. East on Sept. 22. A one day interactive seminar from 9 am-3 pm. George Rouleau, police officer, missionary, with 30 years of clinical counselling experience will present - Anatomy of addiction/mental health, Living with both, Attaining, maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Open to the general public at NO COST . Snacks provided. Call to register no later than Wednesday Sept. 19. 613-933-0862 (space may be limited)
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL RETIREES (NAFR) CORNWALL AND DISTRICT Branch meeting Sept. 26 10 a.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion. Two Guest Speakers discussing estate planning and investments. RSVP: federalretirees.cornwall Anyone paying into, or receiving a pension from Federal Public Service, RCMP, Canadian Forces, federally appointed judges and honourably discharged non-pensioned veterans and their spouses can join NAFR.
SMART CITY TOASTMASTERS Communication is something you can’t avoid in daily life, whether spoken or texted. If your job involves lots of persuasion and you want to inspire, motivate, and become a better communicator then come to Smart City Toastmasters, St Lawrence College room M3520 on September 19th at 6:45 PM. Remember, it is free for visitors, and parking is free.
CORNWALL QUILTERS GUILD will hold the monthly meeting on Monday Sept. 17, at 7:00pm in St. Matthews Lutheran Church Hall, 1509 2nd St. West. Membership renewal time. Mystery quilt revealed. Info: Robyn 613-933-1857.
THE PATRONS OF ST. COLUMBAN’S FOUNDATION presents a fundraising concert on Sunday Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. in St. Columban’s Church. Info. Brian Lynch 613-933-8353. Funds raised at the concert will be directed to pay for the major repair work on the church.
NAVY CLUB SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST 8-12noon. 30 Sixth Street East. Open to the public. 613-938-0285.