thing about life that everyone will surely agree is that
regardless of one’s age, we are all a “work in
progress” which will never be totally finished. Each
of us is ever-changing as we encounter new experiences
and challenges that help us “discover” who we really
are. Therefore, when it comes to building a strong and
productive life, we can all take heart in the fact that
new “personal construction projects” can begin at
any stage of our life. As well, we can also take heart
in the fact that no matter how hard we try, because our
task will never be complete, we are always able to make
amendments to our “life plan” whenever we discover a
more satisfying path. We’re never “stuck” with
what we have. We can always change.
once read an article written by a man called Steve
Goodier. Mr. Goodier pointed out that a habit starts out
as a thread. As new threads are added, it becomes a rope
we cannot break. This means that we have to be careful
about which habits we adopt, because our habits
eventually make us who we are. By making strong and
productive habits, we build strong and productive lives.
pointed out a list of habits that top performance people
share. If you want to have a successful life, it makes
sense to examine what other successful people have done
in order to master theirs. You do not have to be a CEO
or a Chairman of the Board to benefit from studying
successful people. Their habits can be adopted by
everybody who wishes to lead a satisfying, productive
lifestyle. Goodier felt that anybody who works to
develop the following traits will experience almost
instantaneous results. I invite you to study the habits
and incorporate them into your daily activities.
is one article that you should keep handy and read
People who master their lives are people who know what
they want and are willing to devote energy toward
achieving it. They develop the habit of writing their
most important goals and reminding themselves of these
People who master their lives create healthy
relationships. They get along well with the people with
whom they live and work. They give special attention to
People who master their lives practice integrity. They
habitually do what is right, even when nobody will know.
They live by self-imposed principles.
People who master their lives are honest about their
strengths as well as their weaknesses. They build on
their strengths and work daily toward self improvement.
People who master their lives take care of their bodies.
They exercise regularly and eat sensibly.
People who master their lives control their time. They
take at least an hour every day for personal time. They
spend daily time with close friends or family, and guard
against spending too much time in areas that are
People who master their lives understand their emotions.
They don’t leave emotional pain untreated. They know
that healthy attitudes are as essential as healthy
behaviours. They develop a trusting and optimistic
outlook on life.
of the above habits are difficult to apply to our daily
living. If we follow them, they will be woven into a
rope so strong that it cannot be broken. When you master
these habits, you will master your life. And when you
master your life you master your future.
Goodier isn’t saying anything we haven’t all heard
before. But perhaps, this time, you and I are more ready
than ever to listen to the advice and make a special
effort to develop these habits. Read them over again
carefully and slowly. Read them every couple of days,
especially when you feel the stress of overbearing
challenges. Know what you want in life; create healthy
relationships; do what is right; build on your
strengths; take care of your health; manage your time
wisely; and always have a positive outlook on life! This
seems to be the key to unlocking your future. Work on it
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Free Bus Transportation To Be
Provided From Capreol To Desjardins' Food Basics Twice A Month
Beginning July 11
Desjardins is pleased to announce thatbeginning on July 11, 2006 he will be providing free bus
service from Capreol to his store on the 2nd and LAST
Tuesdays of each month. With the closing of their grocery store in
Capreol, there will be many people who will have difficulty finding
transportation to do their shopping, so Ken has decided to extend
this free bus service indefinitely. The bus will pick up at the
Capreol Curling Club at
From there it will proceed to the C.N. Yard, Dennie
and then make one stop at Christa
in Hanmer, before arriving at Desjardins’ Food Basics at
The bus will depart from the mall at ,
returning to the same stops. This will give people 90 minutes to do
their shopping. Once again, this service will begin on July 11 and
July 25 and will continue on the SECOND and LAST Tuesdays of every
TO ALL READERS
CHECK OUT THE VISION PAPER
JULY 5, 2006 FOR DETAILS
Valley East Lions' Charity
Days Want to send you and a guest on an all inclusive
Trip for 2 to CUBA!!!!
(+$500 in spending cash)
The best part is that it doesn't
cost you anything to try and win! All you need is the winning
combination! Here's how it works:
From now until September 9th, 2006, several Valley East
businesses, merchants and organizations will be giving random
combination codes to their valued customers. A list of those
businesses will be announced in The Valley Vision and will be
posted on Valley East Today. There are 5000 codes available.
There are 16 combination locks located in various
stores/businesses. If you receive an envelope containing a
random combination, please bring it to those locations where
locks are located. If your combination opens one of the locks,
CONGRATULATIONS! You've made it one step closer...
On September 9th, 2006, all lucky winning combination
holders (remember there's only a maximum of 16 people who will
make it this far!) will be invited to the Centennial Arena as
part of our Valley East Lions' Charity Days festivities. (In
the event that nobody opens any of the 16 locks, non-winning
combinations, which will be retained by the vendors, will be
put into a drum, and a winner will be drawn from there.
At the Valley East Lions' Charity Days, each person will be
given another random combination code, one of which will open
the treasure chest containing a TRIP FOR TWO TO CUBA!!!
Please support your local businesses and come out to try
the combinations. If you have any questions, contact Marcel
Servais at 969-5898.
Proceeds from this draw will benefit Palliative Care.
The Name Says It All When It Comes To
One look at the boots and you get the feeling that this is
a superior line of footwear. Then you notice the name and you KNOW that
this is a superior line of footwear!
Harley-Davidson is all you need to say when you are talking about
quality motorcycles. And now that they have become associated with the
likes of Hush-Puppy and Wolverine, their footwear has climbed to the top
of the ladder as well.
"They look hot!" exclaimed Laurna-Lynn Mills, Manager of the
Sole Mates Family Footwear store at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre.
"These boots have a nice rugged outsole and are a very high quality
with a much thicker leather than most boots. The winterized Harleys have
winter treads, are oil resistant and insulated. They also pay attention to
detail with their buckles made out of metal and leather instead of
The Harley-Davidson Footwear line is complete with sandals, shoes,
riding boots and C.S.A approved safety boots. And what customers are
finding is that the all-season footwear is definitely not just for bike
Sole Mates Family Footwear has taken great steps to ensure that their
prices are the lowest you will find anywhere in the Greater Sudbury Area.
For example, the boots that Laurna is holding normally retail for $195.99
but they can be purchased from Sole Mates for only $156.98.
The response from the public has been fantastic. The stock is turning
over rapidly as Laurna continues to re-order to keep up with the demand.
'Welcome Home Gift Basket' Is Our Way of Saying Thank You For
Choosing Valley East As A Place To Live" say Mike Lemieux and Ken Desjardins
it comes to people who are new to the community, there are two business
owners who tend to meet them all. Of course we are referring to Mike
Lemieux, who along with his brother, Mag Lemieux, own Hanmer Home
Hardware, and Ken Desjardins, owner of Desjardins' Food Basics.
"Everyone moving in to a new home or apartment has a
need for cleaning and repair supplies as well as start-up groceries,"
explained Mike Lemieux. "So Ken and I decided that we would put
together a basket of 'goodies' to give as a gift to all newcomers to
Valley East as our way of saying 'Thank You for choosing our town' and to
give them a hand with settling in."
Ken Desjardins owns and operates one of the busiest
grocery stores in the entire City of Greater Sudbury, so he has definitely
noticed the impact of new home owners in the community. "When it
comes to stocking up the shelves after moving into a new home, we know it
is expensive. We also know that those first few days are days when you are
constantly discovering additional items for your shopping list. The Hanmer
Valley Shopping Centre is a great place to come to pick up just about
everything you need to make your move complete, so we wanted to say thank
you for your support."
Anyone who has moved into a new home; purchased an older
home; or moved into an apartment in the Towns of Valley East or Capreol
since July 1, 2006, is encouraged to drop in to see Mike Lemieux at Hanmer
Home Hardware in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. He will answer any
questions you may have about the community and make sure you receive your
FLOORS Provides More Than Just Product
After spending more than 30 years working in
the flooring business on everything from installing to sales and
management, Ron Pedneault decided it was about time for him to open
up his own business.
So, on October 1, 2005, Ron and his wife,
Bernie, started a new chapter in their lives with the opening of
FANTASTIC FLOORS, conveniently located in Val Caron at the
Ron, with his vast experience in flooring, and
Bernie, a professional teacher, plan on combining their personal
strengths to help everyone from homeowners to homebuilders in the
selection of the kind of flooring that is suited to both their needs
and their lifestyle.
FANTASTIC FLOORS will contain everything you
would ever want in terms of flooring options. Ron is happy to assist
his customers in selecting the best flooring for their needs and
will also provide professional installation. What’s more, Ron will
be available to go that extra step in providing you with free
consulting, free estimates and free local delivery if you are one of
the many people who would rather have an expert do the job.
One thing Ron and Bernie want to make perfectly
clear to everyone is that they intend to be in this business for a
long, long time. “I am not going to sell you something that you
will not be happy with in a few years,” Ron reiterated. “I would
rather lose a sale than sell you flooring that is not suited to your
lifestyle or your needs. I’ve come across too many unhappy people
in my life simply because they were allowed to select the wrong type
or quality of flooring. When you speak about FANTASTIC FLOORS some
time in the future, we want you to speak positively about both the
service and product you received.”
Ron and Bernie are confident that
and Capreol are on the verge of a major economic boom that will see
a tremendous increase in both new housing construction as well as
existing home renovations. “There are thousands of products on the
market today and we realize that most people want to know exactly
what they are buying. The type of flooring that a person selects is
critical to the image and atmosphere created in a house. That is why
it is so important for us to get to know as much as possible about
our customers and their lifestyle. This allows us to suggest the
best choice from all available options while still remaining within
your personal budget goals.”
Ron intends to introduce some innovative new
products to local residents, including the four-sided bevel laminate
flooring from Domco that he and Bernie are examining in the photo.
The laminate material looks and feels like hardwood and simply
clicks into place without adhesive, making it easy for the
If you are thinking about new flooring, make
sure you drop in and look at the options available at FANTASTIC
FLOORS. Even if you decide to buy from someone else, Ron and Bernie
want to make sure that you know what you should be looking for, so
that your new floor is something you will be proud of for many
FANTASTIC FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from to ; open late until on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open until on Saturdays.
We also invite you to
visit our new web site which can be found at www.fantasticfloors.ca
to take a virtual look at FANTASTIC FLOORS.
Kin Club of
Valley East Thank The Public For Supporting Them By Providing Record Sales
Totals On July 1 Weekend
Manon and Scott Bolger stand
inside the steel container at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, looking
over some of the fireworks that was on sale by the Kin Club of Valley East
in advance of the July 1 Canada Day. "We had record sales this
year and want to express our appreciation to all people who showed their
support for us by purchasing fireworks," explained Scott. This
will definitely help us continue to provide assistance to the local food
banks and to several other organizations which depend on us for
help. The Kin Club operates out of the
playground building in BlezardValley where it is open Monday to Wednesday from to during the summer months to provide
refreshments to the minor baseball players. The club house is also open
whenever weekend tournaments are held at the fields. Bob and Mary-Lou
Bolger, have been involved in a variety of leadership positions with the
local group for over 20 years. “Serving the community’s greatest needs”
has been the motto for the Kin Club of Valley East, which has been quietly
working to improve the quality of life for so many residents for so many
Distance Calling???? Interested in Voice Over Internet Technology??? Need Your
Lajambe, is a 30-year old life-long resident of Hanmer. His passion for
computers and information technology goes back to a high school co-op
placement he had in 1994 with a company called the AMS Group. When he
he discovered that there were a lot of people who kept coming to him for
computer repairs and consulting, so he formed his own company, Valley
Computers & Consulting.
VoIP (Voice over Internet Technology) was first introduced to
, Edgar saw this as the future of communication and immediately jumped on
board; studying everything there is to know about the technology. As a
result, he formed another division of his company, called VCCNet.ca
Internet Solutions, which deals with long-distance discount calling and
the use of the internet for communication purposes.
has joined forces with another locally owned firm, Infocom Canada Business
Consultants Inc. which operates Valley East Today, a marketing &
public relations company which publishes a community web site and weekly
online news magazine.
cost of long distance calling has always been a detriment to people living
in the north,” Edgar explained when asked why he feels so strongly about
the communication services he now provides to the community. “I know so
many of my friends and acquaintances who have children or parents living
in other parts of
. They would love the chance to talk to them more often by phone, but long
distance charges really cut into the budget; especially for seniors who
would love to talk to grandchildren, or parents who have children away at
university or college.”
people find out how easy it is to switch over to my plan, and they realize
that there is absolutely no risk or long-term commitment – that all they
get is the freedom to talk on the phone to anyone in Ontario for as long
as they want for one low price of $15.95 a month, they are sold,” Edgar
Edgar also repairs and programs
individual computers for both commercial and residential use. You can drop
in and see him at his office in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, or he
will come directly to your home or office.
you are looking for, give Edgar a call at 670-4039 or you can go to his web site at www.vccnet.ca
and see how he can meet your needs.
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