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Hockey night

Want a lit­tle ex­cite­ment this Satur­day? Head on down to the Char-Lan Recre­ation Cen­tre for an evening of hockey made in Wil­liamstown. Char-Lan District High School (CLDHS) is part­ner­ing with the Char-Lan Jr. B Rebels to bring you “Cru­saders’ Night” a pre-Rebels game fea­tur­ing fa­mil­iar names from the past. The Rebels’ alumni team will be tak­ing on the present Char-Lan DHS Var­sity team and there will be some nos­tal­gic mo­ments. For starters, there will be the Sandi­lands “boys,” who are on op­pos­ing teams. That’s right – the le­gendary Neil will skate for the Alumni, while his son, Rod, who is in Grade 10 at Char-Lan DHS, will suit up for the school’s Var­sity team. Wouldn’t want to be Ch­eryl or Soni on Satur­day night!

Another former Rebels’ player, Rod­die (McKen­zie) is sched­uled to play, as is, pos­si­bly, Wally MacDonald as well as sev­eral oth­ers who wowed Wil­liamstown hockey au­di­ences in the past. Plan to come down to the arena around 6 p.m. on Satur­day as the teams are in­tro­duced and the warm-up be­gins.

Af­ter the first game, you are in­vited to stay and watch the Char-Lan Rebels game against the Mor­ris­burg Li­ons – ex­cit­ing, fast-paced hockey at its finest!

WPS news

Do you have a child who will be start­ing kinder­garten in Septem­ber?

Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School will be hold­ing a kinder­garten reg­is­tra­tion and in­for­ma­tion night on Thurs­day, Feb.12 at 6:30 p.m. This will be an op­por­tu­nity for par­ents to meet the kinder­garten teach­ers, learn about the full-day kinder­garten pro­gram, and tour the school. Par­ents who have not yet regis­tered are asked to bring a copy of their child's birth cer­tifi­cate and im­mu­niza­tion record. While this ses­sion is a par­ent- only event, teach­ers look for­ward to meet­ing your child at their “Wel­come to Kinder­garten” open house, in the spring. This Fri­day, Feb. 6, marks the 100th day since the be­gin­ning of the school year. The staff and stu­dents at Wil­liamstown Pub­lic will be do­ing hun­dreds of things to mark the oc­ca­sion. As soon as I read this in the school news­let­ter, I im­me­di­ately thought, “What a good in­cen­tive to en­cour­age stu­dents to try their hard­est to get 100 per cent on their tests or as­sign­ments!”

Baby wear

It’s amaz­ing what women will take up as side­lines when they are home on mat leave. Wil­liamstown na­tive, Sarah Washer (née McDon­ald), a soft­ware en­gi­neer in Ottawa, has cre­ated a line of baby­wear ac­ces­sories dur­ing her time home with baby Claire.

Sarah, who has been sewing for many years – even made her own wed­ding dress – has de­signed and sewn cloth dia- pers, drool catch­ers, and all sorts of miscellany the with-it baby of to­day needs to be com­fort­able. Although she has en­joyed the small busi­ness ex­pe­ri­ence, Sarah says she hopes to just break even, and will be re­turn­ing to her previous work as soon as her leave is fin­ished.

His­tory lec­ture

The sec­ond in the Glen­garry His­tory Lec­ture se­ries in 2015 takes place to­mor­row night (Feb. 5) at the Nor’Westers and Loy­al­ist Mu­seum. The topic is “Ge­orge III and the Cana­dian Con­nec­tion.”

Ad­min­is­tra­tor/ Cu­ra­tor Lisa El­lis will be the speaker. All wel­come.

Bridge re­sults

The re­sults of the Wil­liamstown Bridge Club on Jan. 21, were: 1. Joan La­pointe and Gra­cia Séguin; 2. Jim Camp­bell and El­iz­a­beth Mar­jer­ri­son; 3. Hanz Schulz and Garry O'Con­nell. The re­sults of the Wil­liamstown Bridge Club Jan. 28 were: 1. Hanz Schulz and Garry O'Con­nell; 2. Ni­cole Tourangeau and Gail Wells; 3. Gor­don Snook and Carol Bell­ware.

Li­brary news

Look­ing for a ro­man­tic way to show your honey you care? Bud­get re­stric­tions in place? Here’s an idea – take him or her to the Wil­liamstown Li­brary on Thurs­day, Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m., to hear “Scot­tish Love Sto­ries.”

Sto­ry­teller Les­ley Orr, re­turns to the li­brary to tell ro­man­tic tales with a Scot­tish flair. Plan to make it a date! No ad­mis­sion and all are wel­come.

Are you aware that with your SDG County Li­brary card (free to res­i­dents of SDG) you may bor­row fam­ily passes (also free) to some great mu­se­ums in Ottawa? Among them are the Cana­dian Mu­seum of His­tory; the Cana­dian War Mu­seum; the Canada Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Mu­seum; the Canada Aviation and Space Mu­seum, and many smaller sites of im­por­tance. Please call the li­brary at 613-3473397 for more in­for­ma­tion on how you may take ad­van­tage of this won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity.

Knights

On Feb. 15, a Mass will be held at Église Ste. Marie in Green Val­ley at 9:30 a.m. in hon­our of the 21 de­ceased mem­bers of the parish’s Knights of Colum­bus coun­cil 9435. Here is a list of the de­ceased mem­bers: Bernard Bes­ner, Philippe Bourck, Henri Bra­bant, Paul Émile Char­bon­neau, Roger Con­stant, Wil­frid Cuer­rier, Hu­bert Car­rière, Roger Cam­peau, Mau­rice De­sau­tels, Gil­bert Gau­thier, Henri Giroux, Gérald Des­jardins, Bruno Lau­zon, Eddy Lefebvre, Lorenzo Lefebvre, Mau­rice Lefebvre, Robert Lemieux, Robert Poirier, John Pugh, Isi­dore Se­cours, Claude Séguin. The Knights in­vite fam­ily mem­bers to join them in a cel­e­bra­tion of their lives among them. A break­fast brunch will fol­low at the Green Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, where af­ter the brunch a draw on gro­ceries will take place. There are still some tick­ets avail­able by call­ing ei­ther Rock Pepin, De­nis Lefebvre, or Ron La­joie.

Ku­dos

I’m sure you all heard about the po­lice of­fi­cers in Corn­wall who helped a se­nior cou­ple who were in jeop­ardy. Ku­dos to all for this self­less act. Our po­lice of­fi­cers are out there to help all of us, whether its at an ac­ci­dent, speed­ing, etc. their just do­ing their job. Keep up the good work.

Soirée

I at­tended the Soirée du Bon Vieux Temps in Alexan­dria Satur­day evening and they had a great turnout. Around 197 peo­ple not in­clud­ing the helpers en­joyed a de­li­cious turkey sup­per. Thanks to Hilda Brunet and La Soupière.

Mas­ter of cer­e­monies Gérald Trot­tier pre­sented the Flipsen tap dancers and vi­o­lin play­ers. Then it was the turn of the McMaster dancers and they sure did a good job. We were even en­ter­tained by Pa­trick Hamelin, 37, who gave a su­perb tap danc­ing demon­stra­tion. He has been tak­ing lessons for four years and would like to credit his progress to all his in­struc­tors. Later, he danced up a storm with Dawn Dewar, who is from Kanata. Pa­trick is the son of singer Roger Hamelin and his wife.

Mu­sic was pro­vided by Roger Hamelin, Pa­trick, On­cle Ge­orge and Lisanne. They had al­most ev­ery­one up danc­ing. A spot dance and elim­i­na­tion dance was also held as well as an old fash­ioned square dance called by Gérald Trot­tier.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the three or­ga­ni­za­tions who helped put on this great evening each took turns thank­ing ev­ery­one for com­ing, Hilda Brunet for La Soupière, Lise Larocque for the Daugh­ters of Is­abella and Fran­cis Au­bin for the Knights of Colum­bus coun­cil 1919.

Door prizes were handed out and here is a list of the win­ners: Cé­cile Du­mont, Paul Mé­nard, Mau­rice Séguin, Bev­erly Dewar, Monique Trot­tier, Pier­rette Car­di­nal, James Dee, Ni­cole Valade and Linda Lau­zon.

Then it was the mo­ment ev­ery­one was wait­ing for, the draw­ing of the 50/50 ticket with a to­tal amount of $929. The lucky win­ner was Diane Bray of North Lan­caster. She was not present but I’m sure she was happy to get the news.

Con­grats

I would like to con­grat­u­late my two grand­daugh­ters. Nineyear-old Naomie took home two first-place medals and two sec­ond-place medals while four- year-old Madi­son took home a sec­ond place medal in fig­ure skat­ing in Water­town USA Jan. 31. They are the daugh­ters of son num­ber three Stéphane and his wife An­nick, of Hawkes­bury.

Con­do­lences

Deep­est sym­pa­thies go­ing out to the fam­ily of Ge­orge Henning, of Green Val­ley, who passed away re­cently at the age of 78. He leaves his wife Rita, his chil­dren Do­minique ( Richard Mess­ner), of Maxville, Carine, of Ottawa, and Muriel Fortin (Joel) of Mon­tréal. There will be no fu­neral as Ge­orge has do­nated his body to the fac­ulty of medicine at the Univer­sity of Ottawa. What a self­less act. Also sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily of Don­ald Henri, of Green Val­ley, who passed away Jan. 17 at the age of 59. He leaves his brother Robert (Car­men LaPalme), of Green Val­ley, and his sis­ter Norma Henri-Lapierre, of Alexan­dria. He was the un­cle of Tanya Henri- De­coeur and Jef­fery Lapierre (Brid­get), both of Green Val­ley, and Marc and Liza Deguire (Marc), of Alexan­dria. His fu­neral will be held May 2 at Église Ste. Marie in Green Val­ley with in­ter­ment in the parish ceme­tery. God bless and have a safe week.

Former res­i­dent Romeo Lav­i­gne has passed away. He was the son of the late Al­bert and Emma Lav­i­gne, for­merly of Con­ces­sion 6. Con­do­lences to Lu­ci­enne, his wife, and sis­ters and chil­dren. The fu­neral was held at St. Catherine of Si­enna Jan­uary 24. The Knights of Colum­bus and Catholic Women’s League of St. Fin­nan’s in­vite all to their curl­ing bon­spiel and din­ner Fe­bru­ary 21. For tick­ets, call Don (613-5250292) or Me­lanie (613-525-1494). A Kinder­garten open house and par­ent in­for­ma­tion ses­sion will be held at St. Fin­nan’s Catholic School, 220 Main St., Alexan­dria. The 50-50 win­ner for Jan­uary was Fin­ley McDonell. Speedy re­cov­ery to Bill Akker­mans, of Con­ces­sion 4, fol­low­ing re­cent knee surgery.

Pasta sup­per

Mark your cal­en­dars now for St. Mar­garet of Scot­land parish’s an­nual Pasta Sup­per, to be held at the North Lan­caster Op­ti­mist Club on Fri­day, Feb. 20. The sup­per will run from 5 p.m. un­til 8 p.m. It’ll be a night of good food and good times. Come join the fun!

So­cial notes

Best birth­day wishes are ex­tended this week to Trevor Lev­ert for Feb. 1, and to Ryan Cur­rier for the 9th. Happy birth­day, lads.

Bridge

Monday af­ter­noon re­sults for Jan. 19: 1) Ber­nice Barlow, 2) Don Dar­ling, 3) Betty Mor­ris. For Jan­uary 26th: 1) Char­lie Thomp­son, 2) Lorna Snow, 3) Judy Helle.

Fam­ily Day

Mart­in­town com­mu­nity Park and Recre­ation As­so­ci­a­tion will be host­ing a fun day at the com­mu­nity park on Monday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be skat­ing on the rink, puck shoot­ing, snow paint­ing, snow­man mak­ing (weather per­mit­ting) etc. They will be sell­ing hot dogs and hot choco­late for a small cost. So please bun­dle up and come en­joy the ac­tiv­i­ties.

Church news

Sun­day, Feb. 8 St. An­drew’s United Church, Mart­in­town will be wor­ship­ping at 9:30 a.m. at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Avon­more. Bar­bara Ja­cobs will be con­duct­ing the ser­vice in Rev. Lois Gaudet’s ab­sence.

Heart and Stroke

Has any­one you know been af­fected by heart dis­ease or stroke? Do you know the signs of a heart at­tack? Fe­bru­ary is Heart month and I am just one of the lo­cal can­vassers that may be knock­ing on your door dur­ing the next few weeks. Please give as much as you can as if we all work to­gether we can cre­ate more sur­vivors. If you don't have a lo­cal can­vasser or don't know how to give, please give me a call and I will help you out.

Well my va­ca­tion is fi­nally here. I will be leav­ing for Julie's house to cel­e­brate Stella's first birth­day on Thurs­day, and then on to New Or­leans for Mardi Gras. Wish me luck. Sounds like I might need it.

I would like to send a big con­grat­u­la­tions out to Veronique and Jean- Pierre Larose who gave birth to their first child Feb. 1 – Mia An­gelique. Proud grand­par­ents are Gabrielle and Brian Jodoin, Ce­cile Beaulac and Michel Larose, great- grand mother Marie-Claire Pilon is very ex­cited. Mia is wel­comed by her two cousins Caleb and Ly­dia and her aunt and un­cle Graig and Melissa.

I would like to re­mind ev­ery­one about the Poker Run that will be on this week­end. For more info go to Club Etoile Doree's web­site. This is also Que­bec's free week­end for trail passes. If any­one is in­ter­ested in try­ing a Que­bec trail, now is the time to do it.

Well great news: the ground­hog didn't see his shadow. I guess that means we get more mild weather to get us through spring. Let’s hope.

I won't have a column next week, but will fill ev­ery­one in on my trip when I get back.

I hope ev­ery­one has a great cou­ple of weeks, and be good to your neigh­bours.

• Even be­fore North Glen­garry coun­cil de­cided to add a Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer (CAO), the town­ship al­ready had the high­est mu­nic­i­pal staff salary and ben­e­fit costs in the United Coun­ties of SDG. In 2003, North Glen­garry paid out $2,794,852 to its...

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