Our County Correspondents
Changes of date
The Save Char-Lan community update meeting has been changed from Thursday to Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Williamstown Public School. The meeting you cannot miss is Monday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at General Vanier. Rally everyone you know, make many calls, offer rides, and at the event wear gold and blue. This is our chance to be seen as supporting our school.
There is a weekly Tai Chi class Mondays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the museum with instructor Peter Button. It is an excellent exercise to increase strength and balance and generally stay healthy. Contact Peter at 613-360- 0892 or [email protected] Reminder: Trip to Midland, tickets still available. Please call Wendy at 613-347-3098.
The St. Mary’s Centre has a mammoth Sunday, Jan. 22 planned following Mass at 10:30 a.m. There will be lunch at St. Mary’s Centre from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., From 1-4 p.m. there will be a strongman toboggan pull (children), a great baby crawl, bridge tournament, family snow sculpture contest, children’s activities drop-in room, tug-of-war (bring a team), cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. At 3 p.m. there will be entertainment and the bar will be open, 4-6 p.m. is a spaghetti supper. Also there will be wagon rides from 2-5 p.m. from the park to St. Mary’s as from 2:30-3:30 p.m. there will be a children’s shinny game followed by a family outdoor skate from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Donations and offerings will go to St. Mary’s Emergency Centre upkeep.
St. Andrew’s will host a service at 9:30 a.m. that same day.
The results from Wednesday, January 11 Williamstown Bridge Club were: 1st Elizabeth Marjerrison, Jim Campbell and 2nd John Roulston, Audrey Pasco.
Other Char-Lan news
The high school is currently looking for a working washing machine. If you can accommodate please call at 613-347-2441. If you have a child in Grade 7 or 8, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (24, 25 respectively) there will be an EOHU Dental screening.
Remember, despite recent literature, the only teeth you don’t need to floss are the ones you don’t want to keep.
Circle the calendar for exams – January 26, 27 and 30, 31. Note: bring your class and library books to your first exam.
On Thursday, Feb. 23 Char- Lan will be hosting its annual Open House. Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration, presentations and tours begin at 6:30 p.m.
Chore Wars and Aristotle
In a book I read from our library, it brought me upon an interesting website, chorewars.com. Essentially, it makes chores/tasks a computer game. The basic package is free, the upgrade is $10 (one time). If someone tries this site, let me know how it goes. I’m curious.
I had a recent conversation with a Williamstown gentleman much, much more my intellectual superior and he brought me some ancient knowledge: ethos, logos, and pathos ( English: ethics, logic, and emotion).
Aristotle said that any great form of conviction is based on these three tenets.
Perhaps this Chore Wars will get your family “choring” because of Aristotelian reasoning. Fun stuff!