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Junior Golf League Starts Thursday At Whistling Winds Golf Course


  Vic Whissell is shown in the back of the group of junior golfers during one of his favourite lessons on the most effective use of your golf clubs. An avid promoter of Junior Golf development, Whissell will once again be running a ten-week Junior Golf League at the Whistling Winds Golf Course which is part of the Valley Family Golf Centre located on Regional Road 15, just outside of Blezard Valley.  This year, he will be assisted by Carter McDavid, a 20-year old athlete from Valley East who is being coached by Whissell in preparation for his inaugural season with the golf team at Oakland City University in Southern Indiania. McDavid is on a double scholarship for golf and baseball.
   The Junior League begins on Thursday, June 22 and will run for ten weeks, every Thursday night beginning at 6:15 p.m. It will culminate in a year end tournament which will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2006. Boys and girls from as young as 4 years of age up to and including 16 are invited to register with the league for a fee of $65. This fee includes nine holes of golf every week; the year end tournament; prizes and awards; plus helpful instruction on how to play the game. Up to 72 participants will be accepted in the league.
     If you have a child who may be interested in registering for the Junior Golf League, give Vic Whissell a call at 897-7400. The cost is only $65 for ten weeks of play, plus a tournament on August 26, plus individual prizes and great instruction. You can’t beat it for value and your son or daughter will also have a chance to work with Carter McDavid and Vic Whissell.  







9th Annual Dystonia Walk In Valley East Raises Valuable Funds For Research 
   Every year, for the past nine (9) years, Mary Guy, shown on the far right in the front row, has worked tirelessly with many other volunteers to put on the Annual Dystonia Walk-And-Wheel to raise money for research and increase public awareness of this disease. The event took place at the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre on Sunday, June 11, 2006 and was attended by a couple of dozen participants.
   Dystonia is the third most common neurological movement disorder, after Parkinson’s disease and tremors. It is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that force parts of the body into abnormal and sometimes painful movements, according to The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. There is no cure, only drug therapy, Botox injections and several types of surgery. Dystonia affects at least 20 people in the Sudbury area.
   Dwayne Backer, shown in the center of the front row, collected pledges totaling $1937.75. That, along with a donation by Wal-Mart to match the amount given by fellow employees of Dwayne’s will give him a grand total, and a new individual record of $2962.25. The whole group was expected to raise close to $8000 or more when all pledges are collected.
   Others in the photo included, from the left: back row: Nancy Kajdas, Shelley Martel, and Co-Co Lariviere. Len Shymkiw rounded out the front row on the far left. Shelley Martel, MPP for the Nickel Belt Riding, has supported and participated in some way in all nine of the annual events. Local merchants have always come through in fine style with donations of prizes and supplies for the barbeque and refreshments that follow the walk & wheel.  For Mary, herself a victim of Dystonia, it is always heartwarming to see that so many people care enough to help out with pledges and financial support.
The photo on the left shows many of the participants in the walk who took a few moments to gather on the steps of the Howard Armstrong Recreation Centre before heading out. This group is not always large in size, but they certainly make up for their lack of numbers in the amount of money raised for this worthy cause. In the photo to the right, we see two of the volunteers who are taking  care of registrations and tabulating the pledge totals. On the left is Lise Despatie and on the right is Angele Forest.
Valley East Lions Club Officially Opens Storage Building To Complete Re-Construction of Lions' Den


On Saturday June 17, 2006, the Valley East Lions' Club held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the storage building to complete the re-construction of the new Lions' Den which replaced the former structure which was destroyed by heavy snow several years ago. Doing the honours of cutting the ribbon were both Ward 3 Councillors, Andre Rivest and Ron Dupuis, who were instrumental in helping secure funding from the City of Greater Sudbury for this project. Others in the group included, from the left: Past District Governor, Roger Brideau; Incoming President, Doug Christink; Andre Rivest; Ron Dupuis; Past District Governor, Rolly Albert; Outgoing President, Roger Lariviere; and Past District Governor, Barry Brett.
The Incoming President, Doug Cristink, shown on the left in front of the Past Presidents Plaque, takes up the leadership of the 41-member group for a one year term beginning on July 1, 2006. He will replace Roger Lariviere, who officiated at the Annual President's Appreciation Award Night held on June 17, 2006 at the Lion's Den. The Valley East Lions' Club has a proud tradition dating back to 1967 when Stan Boivin became the founding President. With a focus on Health & Welfare, the club has provided financial assistance and other support to countless groups, organizations and individuals over the years.  The new storage facility that was opened in the photo above will hold a large number of wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and other medical equipment, including hospital beds which may be needed from time to time by local residents. The Lions loan out this equipment free of charge to anyone for as long as they need it. All you have to do is call the Lions Den at 969-4076 and leave a message.

"If you have time to relax for a while, make sure you visit the following web site. It is one of the most amazing web sites you will ever come across." 

Madam Charette's Grade 3/4 Class Enjoys Sub Party For Participating In Mothers' Day Card Contest
The smiling faces above belong to the Grade 3/4 Class at Hanmer's Ecole Notre Dame. Madam Lisa Charette, shown in the background, and the rest of the students were treated to a submarine lunch courtesy of the owners of the Hanmner Valley Shopping Centre, Val and Violet Mazzuca. This was their way of saying thanks to the school for participating in a special Mothers' Day Card display at the mall. The class was selected at random by the school principal. You can see the entire mall display by clicking here>>>>.

Each week during the 2006 season, Brian Beaupre will be providing us with up-to-date standings from the Valley East Mens' Slo Pitch League. You will be able to open up the standings in a WORD DOCUMENT and save them to your own computer if you wish. We appreciate Brian's efforts in providing us with this important service.

Entry Fee is $60 per person - Register before June 15 and save $40 per team
Includes 18 holes, brunch and more. Call 969-8685 for more information

Tuesday June 27 2006, 7 pm
Bilingual Rosary and a Christian music concert organized by the Emmaüs Disciples from the Emmaüs Centre, at the Grotto Mountain site 271 Van Horne Street . Everyone is welcome! For more information: Sister Claudette Marchand 671-0984

The Valley East Youth Centre, located beside the Centennial Arena in Hanmer, will be re-opening with a new look and new equipment on Friday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m. Keep checking here for additional details on this exciting new chapter in the Valley East Youth Centre!

Robert Kirwan Wants To Represent Residents of Hanmer & Val Therese As The Next Councillor For Ward 6
Robert Kirwan has decided that the best way for him to make a difference in the community of Valley East is by being at the City Council table.
For more>>>>

Community Groups & Organizations; Churches; Schools - Are All Are Invited To Use Mall Facilities Free Of Charge To Raise Money and Promote Their Activities

The Marymount Academy Travelling Group is just one of the many groups and organizations that take advantage of an open invitation by the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre to use its facilities to promote their activities and raise money through fund raisers such as car washes, penny tables, raffle sales and bake tables. There is absolutely no charge for the use of the facilities and the mall even provides tables, chairs and other material to help the groups. The owners of the mall, Val and Violet Mazzuca, have been strong supporters of Valley East and Capreol and will bend over backwards to help out in any way they can. If you or your group would like more information about using the mall, simply contact the Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Robert Kirwan at 524-7006.

See what Caroline has to say this week>>>>
Centennial Year Book...
The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes wants to prepare an historical document for centennial year. We are inviting anyone with pictures and stories to tell to contact Josée Lapalme at 675-1151 ext. 5100.
Moonlight Bowl For The Grotto...
Come one and all!  A fundraiser is being held by the youth group at The Grotto of Lourdes Shrine.  Friday, August 11th, there will be a moonlight bowl at
9 p.m. at Plaza Bowl in Sudbury .  Tickets are 10$ a person and prizes will be given throughout the evening.  The youth are also challenging the adults to come out in great numbers.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Christiane at 673-3961.  It is sure to be a great time!

Easter Seals Kids Golf...
The Michelle Tonner Ladies Golf Tournament in support of Easter Seals Kids will be held at the Clearview Golf Course on Thursday, July 20. Registration is from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon. The tournament is a four ball scramble. Several interesting event sponsors have been arranged. There will be wine and chocolate tasting on some holes as well as mini-manicures on another. Each participant will be eligible to enter the draw for the door prize which is a golf getaway to Stonegate Inn in Orillia. There are two hole-in-one contests sponsored by Richard Tasse and Sears Travel. If you are interested in the tournament, contact Nicky at 566-8828 Ext. 4.

Witnesses thrilled with response to convention

 [ Sudbury ]—After three weeks of building anticipation and three days of hearing Scriptural presentations at the 2006 “Deliverance at Hand!” District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, those leaving the Sudbury Community Arena in Sudbury , Ontario were filled with joy.

Local Witnesses were thrilled with what they consider outstanding results from their efforts to invite their neighbours and the general public to hear uplifting Bible promises of deliverance. A peak attendance of 3,001 had listened attentively to encouraging Bible-based talks. “It was a pleasure to see the turnout this year,” remarked Lionel Anyan, one of the convention’s organizers. “The need people in our communities have for changes, that bring benefits for all mankind, can only be brought about by Jehovah God.  The presentations during our program highlighted how Jehovah will do so.”

The public discourse “Deliverance by God’s Kingdom Is at Hand!” was presented on Sunday, emphasizing scriptures used by the Witnesses to prove that deliverance for mankind will not come from technology, political rulers, advanced education, or even the world’s religions. Witnesses feel that only Jehovah God can deliver mankind, using his Son, Christ Jesus, to destroy the wicked. They also feel that Christ Jesus is now ruling as the King of God’s Kingdom, a real government that millions pray for when they pray the Lord’s Prayer.

Three weeks ago, local Witnesses embarked on a campaign to invite everyone in the area to attend the convention by leaving with them a colourful invitation. This was part of a worldwide campaign by the Witnesses to advertise the program and we looked forward to providing answers to questions everyone has,” Anyan added.  “Very soon God is going to end all wickedness and suffering; we strive to help as many as possible to know what to do.”

The Witnesses were particularly delighted to welcome 19 who joined their ranks by getting baptized in an ordination ceremony on Saturday. Witnesses view baptism as one of God’s requirements for salvation.

The three-day event ended Sunday at 4:15 p.m. with prolonged applause, a show of appreciation for the convention. Anyan summarized the event in this way: “The convention was a success as the facility was comfortable, the public support was very warm, and the program was very powerful.  It was a beautiful conclusion to our three week invitation campaign.”

My Mind Works In Mysterious Ways, So I Was Not Surprised…

Editorial by Robert Kirwan

This is the time of year when I usually think about students graduating from school with plenty of hope for a great career and a lifetime of success. As we get older we continue to hold on to the hope that our journey of life will be filled with personal satisfaction and fulfilment. For most of us, life will in fact result in the achievement of all of our dreams, but these dreams may develop in ways that are hard to recognize.
   I thought about that when I met the beautiful lady shown in the photo below, named Therese Campeau. Therese and her daughter, Julie, had come to the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre to pick up her prize package for winning the Customer Appreciation Contest for the month of May. During my conversation with her I discovered that she had lived her entire life in Hanmer. She and her husband, Rheal, enjoyed a marriage of over 51 years when he passed away in October of 2003. They raised five children, who all, amazingly, still live in Hanmer and are extremely close to their mother. She has 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
   My mind often works in mysterious ways, so I wasn’t the least bit surprised when I found my thoughts drifting to a story that I usually relate to graduates who are starting out on their journey through life. This time, however, the story really seemed to tell me a lot about Therese, the life she has enjoyed and the dreams that have come true for her. 
    “Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said. “Some day I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.”
   Then the second tree said, “Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.”
   Finally the third tree said, “I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me.”
   After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, “This looks like a strong tree. I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter.” As he began cutting it down, the tree was happy because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest like he always wanted.
   At the second tree a woodsman said, “This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard.” The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.
   When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. It would not be able to continue to grow tall and strong, One of the woodsmen said, “I don’t need anything at all from my tree so I’ll take this one.” And he cut it down into large pieces and left it alone in the dark. The years went by, and third tree forgot about its dreams.
   Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.
   As I shook hands with Therese that Saturday morning, I realized that I was in the presence of someone who has truly accomplished dreams few of us can ever imagine. When she told me that this was the first thing she had ever won in her life, I silently thought to myself, “No, Therese. This isn’t the first thing you’ve won in your life. Being so close to your children at this time of your life, and enjoying such a remarkable marriage with Rheal has lifted you to a level which few could ever achieve. You are at the top of the hill providing everyone you meet with inspiration.”
   That morning, I felt as if I was the one receiving the prize. Thank you Therese, and may you continue to enjoy your “prize” for many years to come.
For a complete selection of stories and editorials that will help you to reflect upon life's priorities, inspiring you to take on the daily challenges you face very day...
From Previous Issues
Feature Article Table of Contents...

June 13, 2006

  • Valley East Ladies' Slo-Pitch League Has Bright Future
  • The Campeau Family Is A True Example Of What Community Is All About In Valley East 
  • Club Optimiste de Vallee Holds Another Successful Golf Tournament In Valley East With 73 Participants
  • Grade 4/5 Class From Redwood Acres Enjoys Pizza Party For Participating in Mothers' Day Card Display
  • Young Student Creates Historical Display Honouring The Mazzuca Family
  • Marymount Academy Travelling Group Hosts Penny Table & Bake Sale At the Mall
  • St. Kevin's Parish Holds Its Annual Family Fun Day
  • Housing Market Is Strong In Greater Sudbury Area
  • Not All Full-Time Laurentian University Students Happy About Having To Pay $135 For Transit System Pass This Fall
  • City Council Urged To Ban Cosmetic Use of Pesticides

June 6, 2006

  • Vic Whissell To Coach Carter McDavid During Summer Months
  • Korbin Thibault Hopes To Make Baby Boy A Household Name  
  • Valley East Waves Excel In The Pool This Past Season
  • Mosquitoes: Don't let them ruin your outdoor activities
  • Therese Campeau is winner of May Customer Appreciation Contest
  • Local Residents Looking For Assistance In Finding Meaningful Employment Now Have Easier Access To Job Connect / Connexion Emploi
  • Valley East Waves Host First Car Wash At The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 3, 2006

May 30, 2006

  • It’s Time To Bring Out The Bats & Gloves And “Play Ball”
  • Kin Club of Valley East Still Optimistic About Their Mission Despite Break In During Victoria Weekend Holiday
  • Ontario Metis Aboriginal Association Conducts Free Blood Glucose Screening Clinic
  • Healthy Babies - Health Children By Helping Young Mothers Before & After Birth
  • Young Friends Take Part In Relay For Life Project To Stay Together During Post-Secondary Years
  • Windows In Time Section Of Valley East Today Community Web Site Brings Back Fond Memories

May 23, 2006

  • Announcement of First Annual Lions Club of Valley East Charity Days Receiving Great Response From Local Residents 
    GARDENIA ETOILE FILANTE Will Be Held May 29, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. at The Valley East Public Library
  • A Special Thank You To The General Public From Lizette Gascon
  • Chevaliers du Columb / Knights of Columbus Council #5005
  • Co-op Education Program At Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School Provides Valuable Real-Life Experience for Students 
  • Kin Club of Valley East Holds Annual Fireworks Sale To Raise Funds For Community Projects
  • Grotto Association Announces Winners of Mothers' Day Raffle Draw
Special Olympics Bowling League Celebrates With Annual Banquet At Lions' Den
For the past 22 years, a group of Physically and Emotionally Challenged individuals have enjoyed participating in a Tuesday Night bowling league. Their story touches the heart of every local resident. For More>>>>
M&M MEAT SHOPS Hosts 18th Annual Charity BBQ Day For Crohn's & Colitis
The largest crowd ever turned out for the 18th Annual M&M MEAT SHOPS Annual Charity BBQ Day in Val Caron. For More>>>>
Chico's Bowl Hosts Junior National Bowling Championships
Junior bowlers range in age from 11 to 13. The Nationals brought teams from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, Newfoundland, Southern Ontario and Northern Ontario to Chico's Bowl. For More>>>>
First Annual Antique Outboard Motor Show Held In Valley East
Al Lockhart belongs to the Antique Outboard Motor Club Inc., which has more than 2600 members worldwide. He is also a member of the 250 strong Maple Leaf Chapter out of Toronto, which is a division of the AOMCI. He and the other six members who live in the Greater Sudbury Area all have a passion for collecting vintage outboards of all makes.  For More>>>>
Cercle Missionnaire De La Vallee Is Making A Huge Difference In Haiti
Georgette Bergeron and her 160 volunteers ship out about 120 tons of food and supplies every year to Haiti. Their entire operation depends on donations and support from local residents. They operate out of the old Public Works Building on Desmarais Road. For More>>>>

A Full-Size Online Living History Book About The Community of Valley East



The next municipal election for the City of Greater Sudbury will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2006. 

A lot of things happen during a four-year term. Some are good and some are bad. However, every decision that is made by our municipal council has a direct impact on the lives of people living in Valley East and Capreol.

Please note that Candidates have until 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2006 to file their completed nomination form. 

It hoped that anyone who is serious about standing for election will declare his/her intention as soon as possible so that we have enough time to fully understand their individual platforms.





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4456 Noel Crescent, Val Therese ON P3P 1S8
Phone: (705) 969-7215    
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