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The Valley East Today Weekly Online News Magazine is published and distributed every Tuesday to thousands of people, most of whom reside in Valley East, Capreol, and the Greater Sudbury Area. THIS IS A FREE PUBLICATION.

Val Therese Man Wins "Ticket To Ride" Contest And Takes Home $29,000 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

   Don Dicks, shown second from the right in the above photo, had no interest in ever taking up motorcycle riding at his age, but right after he retired from a 35 1/2 year career with INCO, he felt lucky. So, when he saw the Harley-Davidson in front of the Hanmer Home Hardware store at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, he decided that he would purchase a $20 ticket to help out the Walden Kinsmen Club in their fund-raising venture. Imagine his surprise when he received a call on June 17, 2006 informing him that he was the new owner of a brand new 2006 Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic bike worth over $29,000?

   Others in the photo include, from the left: Eric Kanerva from The Shop; Les Mayer from the Walden Kinsmen; Don Dicks; and Harry Sheppard from the Walden Kinsmen.

   Hanmer Home Hardware has consistently been one of the most popular spots for ticket sales for the Walden Kinsmen for the past couple of years. Mike Lemieux, owner of the store was pleased to see a local winner this year.

   Dicks, who now lives in Val Therese, started working on August 28, 1970 at the Copper Refinery. He recalls that it was right around the time of the famous "tornado" that hit the Lively and Copper Cliff area. On April 1 he began a well deserved retirement. "I only bought one ticket and never imagined winning. I've never won anything in my life, so this kind of thing just doesn't happen to me."

   Don is looking forward to riding horses more than motorcycles, so he is putting the bike up for sale in order to raise some money that can be used to purchase land outside Sudbury to raise his horses. He is asking $25,000 for the bike which is now being stored at the Shop in Walden. If you are interested in purchasing the bike, call Don at 969-6255.






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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.

The Valley East Mixed Slo-Pitch Association is hosting an SPN Molson Qualifying Mixed Tournament the weekend of July 14 to 16 at the Centennial Arena Complex. The entry fee is $300 plus your SPN registration of $55 if your team is not already registered with the provincial association. You will play 3 to 5 games during the weekend. If you are interested in registering for this event, contact one of the following:

Scott Bolger

Jeanine Bolger
Keith McLeod
The Valley East Mixed Slo-Pitch League plays at the Centennial Arena Complex every Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:30 p.m. There are sixteen teams playing at both the recreation and competitive levels. Residents are invited to come out any Sunday and watch the action. New players are always welcome. If you want information about the league, contact the League President, Keith McLeod at 969-5063.
350 Couples Celebrate Over 15,000 Years of Marriage In North Bay

The four people in the photo on the right grew up in Capreol and all attended elementary and secondary school in that town. After that they all went their separate ways and didn't meet again until they were drawn to a very special celebration which was held at the North Bay Memorial Gardens on May 6, 2006.  

They were among the 350 couples who had gathered to celebrate 50 or more years of marriage. It was one of the largest gatherings of people to honour the sacrament of marriage every held in Canada. There were people from all religious denominations and from all locations.

The happy people in the photo were, from the left: Terrance O'Connor and his wife Delores (nee Lamont), and Stan Martin & his wife, Verna (nee Sawyer).

Terrance and Delores were married in 1952. They lived in Oshawa for 44 years and then have lived in North Bay for the past 10 years where Terrance is a Deacon at St. Rita's Parish. Terrance has just celebrated 30 years as a Deacon on June 5. They have ten (10) children, all married, 22 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Stan and Verna have been married 51 years and are currently residing in Capreol. They have 5 children, all married, and 13 grandchildren.

A total of eight (8) couples from Capreol travelled to North Bay to attend the event, along with several others from Valley East and area. According to Verna, "Everyone who attended agreed it was very worthwhile and perhaps many more will attend if another event takes place next year. It was very emotional, especially when we all renewed our wedding vows in unison. It was a special event that we will always remember."

Bob Rittenhouse, the pastor of the First Baptist Church spoke about the importance of marriage and what the lifelong commitment means.

"Nothing is easier than saying words, like I love you. The hard thing is asking yourself do you meant them?"

Bob Eubanks, host of the popular game show, the Newlywed Game, provided many moments of humour during his presentation.

Organizer Tom Salidas, who sold the truck and trailer he won last year in the Big Brother's Dream Draw to help finance the event, is hoping to attract over 500 couples next summer.

"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." 


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Online Mall Flyer

Calendar of Events

FANTASTIC FLOORS Introduces Quality ‘Roll Ends’ At The Best Prices In The City!

   Ron Pedneault, owner of Fantastic Floors, located in the Valley Bingo Plaza in Val Caron, and his Sales Manager, Andy Szanto, are shown above examining a new shipment of “roll ends” that have just arrived at the store.
   Now that we have entered the spring season and people have been opening up their cottages, many of Ron’s customers have been asking him if he would search out “roll ends” that could be used for seasonal dwellings.
   “We’ve always made it perfectly clear that Fantastic Floors was in business to provide what our local customers need,” explained Ron. “So when we heard that there was a need for roll ends, we decided to search out the suppliers.”
   The biggest challenge facing Ron and Andy was not in finding roll ends at low prices. There are plenty of roll ends available from manufacturers at bargain basement prices. However, the tremendous support Ron has experienced since opening on October 1, 2005 has been a direct result of his commitment to quality – not only in the level of service he provides to his customers, or in his guarantee lowest prices, but also in the quality of his products. It has been the mix of service, quality and prices that has quickly moved FANTASTIC FLOORS to the head of the class when it comes to the flooring business.

   “I am not interested in a one-time sale,” Ron emphasized. “I want my customers to keep coming back to me for all of their flooring needs, and I want them to tell their family and friends about us. That means that when you come through our doors, you can be certain that you will be given the kind of treatment that will make you happy you dropped in. You will leave here knowing that your business is important to us and that we will take good care of you.”

   “So I did not just go out to find roll ends. I will only buy roll ends of quality carpeting. And I will only buy those products if I can keep my prices lower than any other flooring outlet in the entire City of Greater Sudbury ,” stated Ron with pride. “I guarantee that you won’t find anyone who can beat our prices on the roll ends I have in stock. Furthermore, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the quality of the carpeting you get from our roll ends.”

   After spending over 30 years working in the flooring business on everything from installing to sales and management, Ron has found that the transition to owning and operating his own store has been extremely satisfying.
   “There are a lot of stores in the area selling flooring products,” explained Ron. “You can get hardwood, laminate, ceramic tiles, and carpeting from many other places, so at FANTASTIC FLOORS we know that we have to go out of our way to offer our customers that ‘something extra’ that they may not be able to find elsewhere. It’s that ‘something extra’ that makes us different.”

   FANTASTIC FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ; open late until 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open until 5 p.m. 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 Will Once Again Be Selling Fireworks For Canada Day At The Mall 
   Manon and Scott Bolger stand inside the steel container at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, looking over some of the fireworks that will be on sale by the Kin Club of Valley East in advance of the July 1 Canada Day. 

The Club will be at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre parking lot on Wednesday, June 28, Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30.  

Funds generated are then distributed by the Kin Club to local Food Banks and several other organizations in need of financial support. The Kin Club operates out of the playground building in Blezard Valley where it is open Monday to Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 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 years. 
   If you are looking at purchasing fireworks for the July 1 holiday, give some thought to supporting the Kin Club of Valley East. The fireworks are less expensive than you will find most other places and all of the profits go directly back into the community.

Masciangelo Motors Changing Appearance of Lot To Provide More Space To Display On-Site Vehicles
Anyone who knows Ron Masciangelo will not be surprised to discover who the driver is in this loader.

When Ron is not selling cars, finding cars or driving around in one of his own classic cars, he can often be found enjoying time behind the wheel of one of his "big toys" to which it is often referred.

Here, Ron is leveling out some 60 loads of crushed gravel to expand and improve the looks of the Falconbridge location of Masciangelo Motors. The landscaping will allow him to bring in and showcase far more vehicles and will also add to the appearance of the lot which can be viewed by thousands of people each day as they drive past. When completed and everything is dried up properly, Masciangelo Motors will indeed offer customers the ultimate experience when it comes to finding a quality pre-owned vehicle that is just right for them.

Ron Masciangelo is a familiar name in the car business around Greater Sudbury. This has been his career since 1974, and it has been his son, Jeff’s, since he was “old enough to wash cars”.

Masciangelo Motors was created in 1993 and since then this family run business has developed a solid reputation for selling quality pre-owned vehicles at an affordable price. The number of return customers is proof positive that people are satisfied with the products they purchase from Masciangelo Motors.

You can find out much more by visiting the Masciangelo Motors web site at www.masciangelomotors.com

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>>>>

Valley East Youth Centre
Re-Opens Friday, July 7, 2006 at 6 p.m.
All Teens Invited For Brainstorming Session

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.
Bilingual Rosary & Christian Concert
A Bilingual Rosary and a Christian music concert organized by the Emmaüs Disciples from the Emmaüs Centre, will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2007 at the Grotto Mountain site 271 Van Horne Street. Everyone is welcome! The event begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information: Sister Claudette Marchand 671-0984
From Previous Issues
Feature Article Table of Contents...

June 20, 2006

  • Junior Golf League Starts Thursday At Whistling Winds Golf Course
  • 9th Annual Dystonia Walk In Valley East Raises Valuable Funds For Research 
  • Valley East Lions Club Officially Opens Storage Building To Complete Re-Construction of Lions' Den
  • Madam Charette's Grade 3/4 Class Enjoys Sub Party For Participating In Mothers' Day Card Contest
  • Witnesses thrilled with response to convention  

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






The Valley East Today Weekly Online News Magazine and Community Web Site are being made available free of charge to local residents through the support provided by the following businesses and organizations. 

You are encouraged to take time to visit their web sites, which can be linked by clicking on each of the individual names listed below. 

On behalf of all who are enjoying the feature articles on this newsletter, we express our deepest gratitude to our sponsors.

Beswick Denture Clinic
Hart Department Store
VCCNet.ca Internet Solutions
Sole Mates Family Footwear
Desjardins' Food Basics
Pet Palace
The Source by Circuit City
Hanmer Home Hardware
Stan Thomas Solicitor
Drs. Dunlop & Labrecque Optometrists
Lou's Shoe Repair
Valley Plaza Barber Shop
Glamorous You
The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre

Hanson Family Dentistry
Heatwave Tanning Salon
Fantastic Floors

Ron Gladu Photos
Masciangelo Motors
Drago Men's Wear
Reliable Security
Masciangelo Motors
Sudbury Rent-A-Home
O'Malley's Rent-A-Pub


If you are looking for a business in Hanmer or Val Caron, you should be able to find it on the Online Business Directory.  


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