Large turnout at sev­enth Parkin­son Su­per­walk Spowart named next Deputy Chief of Po­lice

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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 he­len­mac­cal­lum@sym­pa­

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 info@ray­mond­

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. sea­way­

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: Corn­wall­com­

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@

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.corn­wall­wes­

“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.

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