Knights of Columbus #5005 Blood
Donor Clinic Collects 94 Units of Blood In October
Robert Plourde, left, and Roger Menard, are Co-Chairs of the Blood Donor
Clinic for the Knights of Columbus Council #5005. If you look behind them in
the photo, you will see part of the results of the tremendous organization
that goes into the mobile clinic that is held at the hall on Emily Street in
Hanmer, approximately once a month. Robert and Roger head up a team of about
twelve K of C members who are responsible for assisting the Canadian Blood
Services staff when it is their turn to supervise, which occurs
approximately three or four times a year.
We invite you to click on the link below for the full article as well as
several photos showing what goes on during one of the clinics.
Group Hosts Penny Sale To Raise Funds For Trip To Italy In Spring of
Shandi Charette is shown taking care of the Penny Table for the Educational
Travel Club which consists of students from Grades 7 to 12 who are preparing for a special
educational trip to Italy in March 2007. The penny table was held on the
weekend of October 20 to 22, 2006 and contained many spectacular prizes.
John Brown "The Coin Guy" Provides Shoppers With
Plenty of Holiday Gift Ideas
John Brown, "The Connoisseur" is preparing for a very busy
Christmas season at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. "This time of
year many people are looking for something different to get for Christmas
gifts. I had a lot of people stopping by to look and see what is available
this weekend. They are all interested in when I am returning, so I expect to
see a lot of them when I return next month."
John will be returning on November 16 and 17 and then again from December
20 to 23.
Centre Court At the Mall Is The
Place To Be Every Afternoon To Discuss Politics of The Day
The first Mayor of Valley East, Mr. Raymond Plourde, second from the right,
is shown having a conversation with several of his friends during one of the
"Afternoon Council Sessions" that are held daily in the Centre
Court Sitting Area at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. The gentlemen enjoy
their afternoon conversations with friends and acquaintances as they discuss
everything under the sun. The mall has developed a very community-friendly
image over the past couple of years, making this a true community centre for
young and old alike.
Valley East Fire Department Ranks
Right Up At The Top of The Heap With Excellent Volunteer
A fire at a local house on Hwy 69North across from the ball park
demonstrated the efficiency of the Valley East Fire Protection Crew. Valley
East is one of those communities which relies upon "Volunteer
Firefighters" to assist the two to four full-timers on duty at the Val
Therese Station #16. With over 60 "volunteers" on the list,
residents of Valley East can rest assured that they are well protected. When
a call goes out to the volunteers it is not uncommon to see 15 or 20
responding within minutes, ready for any emergency.
In the photo above, the volunteers wait until they get the "all
clear" from their commander before departing the scene.
Capreol Child Care Centre
Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Special Open House Event
Childhood Educator, Lori Major, is shown working with her five
“toddlers” during a drawing activity in one of the spacious classrooms
at St. Mary’s Catholic School which have been used by the Capreol Child
Care Centre since it opened in 1996.The
Capreol Child Care Centre also operates out of
, providing children from the community with an opportunity to make an easy
transition from the day care setting to Junior Kindergarten when the time
comes at the age of four.
two centers provide a total of seventy-five (75) child care spaces for
children ages eighteen months to twelve years old. Families come from
Capreol, Hanmer, Val Caron,
and other localities.
Director, Mary Chernenko, is quick to give credit to the team of loyal and
devoted staff who have given so much over the years and to the volunteers
who serve on the Board of Directors. “We
have taken steps to reduce the struggle between career and parental
obligations by offering very flexible child care hours, operating from seven
days a week opening from six a.m. to six p.m. and even accommodating parents
who work late in the evening or weekend when requested and feasible. We’re
also proud to say that we have never had a waiting list due to the
school’s availability of classrooms to expand our center if and when
Capreol Child Care Centre is nonprofit and fully licensed establishment and
follows the stringent guidelines and requirements set out by the Ministry.
“We offer the full range of programs you would expect to find at any
licensed child care center,” Mary explained. “Through the Best Start
Plan we facilitate educational programs in conjunction with school programs
offering alternate full day junior kindergarten programs. We have before and
after school programs. We continue to work with the City of
to promote school readiness programs with nominal or no fees for parents.”
respect to cost, the Capreol Child Care Centre offers child care at a lower
cost than many other day cares in order to appeal to larger families. “We
are the only nonprofit day care center that offers 30% child care discount
for families with two or more children. Subsidies are also available from
the City of
for low income families who qualify.”
The public was
invited to attend the Capreol Child Care Centre’s Tenth Year Anniversary
Kids Party on
Saturday, October 21, 2006
at the St. Mary’s School site on
This was an an opportunity for parents to tour our facility and talk to
our qualified instructors.
As you can see from the photos in this article, there was a yard
sale, games, balloons, crafts and face painting. A
fantastic kid’s show was featured at
put on by “The Stylanders” from
. The outdoor barbecue provided plenty of hot dogs and sausages plus plenty
of refreshments and donuts on hand at
the entire staff and Board of Directors want to thank the hundreds of people
who have supported the center over the years. “We could not have done it
without you and we are glad that so many of you were able to stop by and
enjoy our anniversary celebrations.
Two of the young people helping out at the barbecue are graduates of the
Capreol Child Care Centre. They are Stephanie Wilson and Trevor Lambovich,
both attending Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic School in Hanmer.
If you have any questions about the Capreol Child Care Centre contact
Mary Chernenko at 26 Meehan Street in Capreol or call her at (705) 858-0651.
Capreol Family Action Network
Operates Clothing Exchange For Residents of Valley East and Capreol
Sari Huhtala, Chair of the Capreol Family Action Network wants people from
Capreol and Valley East to know about the clothing exchange service that she
and her team of volunteers operate at the Citizen Service Centre in Capreol.
"If anyone, especially from young single-parent families is in need
of clothing of all sizes and kinds, please call me at 858-4430 to get
information about how we can help you out," Sari explained. "We
have received so many donations from wonderful people in the area that we
just want to distribute these articles to people who can use them."
The centre is open for distribution Mondays from 11:30 to 121:30 and
Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Peace Pasta Girls Get
Ready For Annual Christmas Tea & Bazaar on November 5
The "Pasta Girls" from Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church are at it
again for another year. Above they are shown "bagging" the
home-made pasta that was prepared from scratch in the Church Hall last week.
From the left we have: "Sparky" Lambovitch, Rose Mazzuca, Marg
Plexman, and Lenore D'Appolonia.
The pasta bags will be on sale during the Annual Christmas Tea &
Bazaar which will be held in the Parish Hall at Our Lady of Peace Catholic
Church on Sunday, November 5, 2006 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m.
At Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine On October 22
was invited to attend, on Sunday, October 22, 2006, at , at the Our Lady of
Lourdes Shrine, located at 271 Van Horne Street, the blessing of a new PeaceMonument.The chosen date bears a special significance as it coincides with the
first day of the Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week.
Jean-Louis Plouffe, bishop of the diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, will preside
over the ceremony. Also in attendance will be a delegate of the Provincial
of the Jesuit Society of French Canada, as well as representatives from each
of the 12 spiritual traditional religions depicted on this Alpha and Omega
stainless steel structure has been sponsored by Les Jésuites de Sudbury who
are celebrating a triple jubilee this year:the 450th anniversary of the death of the founder ofthe Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, as well as the 500th
anniversary of the birthday of two well-known Jesuits, Francis-Xavier and
case of bad weather, the ceremony was scheduled to be held at
Sainte-Anne-des-Pins church, 14 Beech Street.
more information about the Grotto Sudbury, call705-674-1947
Popcorn Video House League Atoms
Sell Kernels Popcorn To Raise Money For Tournament Expenses
Lyse Brideau is shown doing her duty as a "Hockey Mom" on a Friday
evening at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. Lyse took time to help her
nine year old twins, Ryan and Megan sell Kernels Popcorn to help raise funds
to cover tournament expenses for the Popcorn Video & Audio Atom Tier I
Hockey Team which plays in the Valley East Minor Hockey Association House
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