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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006
FREE AIRPLANE RIDES
Kids between the ages of 8 and 17
"Young Eagles" Flight Rally!
Greater Sudbury Airport
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Sudbury Flying Club is hosting a "Young Eagles" Flight
Rally in association with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
at Greater Sudbury Airport.
Pre-registration is required.
The first 200 registered applicants
will be eligible for a free flight. Contact Saul Cartman at 524-6789
or the Greater Sudbury Airport at 693-2514, ext 221 or 222 (9 a.m. -
4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday).
Event details and registration forms
are also available at www.greatersudbury.ca
|Area young people
ages 8-17 will have the opportunity to take to the skies over
Sudbury as the Sudbury Flying Club, in association with the
Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), hosts a Young Eagles
Flight Rally at Greater Sudbury Airport.
This rally is part of the E.A.A. Aviation Foundation’s
Young Eagles Program created to get more young people
interested in aviation. This organization has flown more than
one million young people to date.
"Free airplane rides are just part of the flight
rally", said Saul Cartman, spokesman for the event.
"We hope to build one-on-one relationships between pilots
and young people, giving the new generation a chance to learn
more about the possibilities that exist in the world of
At the event, pilots will explain more about their
airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes
work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before
Following the flight, each young person will receive a
personalized Certificate, making them an official "Young
Eagle". Their name will be entered into the "WORLD’S
LARGEST LOG BOOK" which is on permanent display at
the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The log book is
also accessible for viewing on the internet at .
Other activities surrounding this event are static displays
and promotions and a General Aviation "Fly-in" in
conjunction with the local Chapter of COPA Flight 13 to
celebrate aviation in the Greater Sudbury Area.
Young people wishing to go for an airplane ride must
first pre-register at any of the following locations
between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Completed
applications will be accepted until Friday, September 8, 2006.
Registration forms can be downloaded in airport section at .
McNeice & Smith Inc., 598 Falconbridge Road, Unit
Growth & Development Office at Tom Davies Square
Leisure Services Department at Tom Davies Square
The Price Wise Store at 450 Notre Dame, Sudbury
The Price Wise Store at 140 Regional Rd. 24, Lively
The Price Wise Store at 3482 Errington Ave., Chelmsford
Airport Administration Office at Greater Sudbury
Airport (2nd floor)
The first two hundred (200) applications will be chosen to
fly. You will be contacted by telephone and given a time to
present yourself at the Greater Sudbury Airport for your
flight on Saturday, September 16th. This event is
scheduled to take place between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 pm. Late
registrations may be accepted provided time and space are
For more information, contact Saul Cartman at McNeice &
Smith, (705) 524-6789 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday
|Roy St. Jacques
Continues To Collect Pop Cans In Support Of Special Olympics Bowling
|If you live in the community of Val Therese, or if you
happen to shop at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, you have seen a man
carrying garbage bags full of empty pop cans and beer bottles. You may not
have paid much attention to this man. I know I never gave him much thought
until last fall when I found out that his name is Roy St. Jacques, and what
he is doing with those garbage bags is truly remarkable and he should be
an inspiration to all of us.
is a Special Olympics 5 Pin Bowler from the Bonaventure Lanes Challenge
League in Val Caron. This is a Tuesday Night League that helps
developmentally challenged individuals enjoy the sport of bowling. The
collection of aluminum pop and beer cans is the major fund-raiser for the
league and is put towards the expenses of the members.
has going door to door collecting over 25 bags of cans for over a year in
the area near the shopping center and around Val Therese. He is very
appreciative of the support he has received from residents as he walks his
route up and down the streets collecting the cans. The mall has also
provided him with the loan of a shopping cart to help with the
All year long the bowlers collect pop cans and refundable bottles. The
proceeds are used by the league to help pay for the banquet. Roy, who is
know in these circles as the "Pop Can Man" was responsible for
collecting the largest number of cans. In all, over 400,000 cans, weighing
in at over 7 tons were collected.
Despite his busy schedule,
is never in too much of a hurry to say hello or to stop and talk for a few
minutes. He is never too busy to give you a smile or ask you how your day
may not be the president of a large multi-national company. He may not
drive around in an expensive car or ever run for election. But what he is
doing is certainly adding to the character of this fine community and he
is definitely making a difference.
Every Tuesday the group gathers at Bonaventure Lanes at
6:30 p.m. The bowl one game and then have a fifteen minute break for
snacks and refreshments before bowling the second game. Everything is over
by about 8:30 p.m.
This year each of the participants were presented with their own
Special Olympics Jacket thanks to the money raised by the pop can
collection. Roy is shown on the right proudly wearing his jacket this
The head coach for the Valley East
Ontario Special Olympics Team is Claude Poitras.
Anyone interested in registering for the League for the
2006-2007 season can just call Claude for more information at 969-5981.
The League starts the first Tuesday after the September long weekend and
finishes at the end of April, a total of about 33 weeks.
|Suzanne McCarthy Wins Over $1500 In
Gift Certificates As Grand Prize Winner For August
Kirwan, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Hanmer Valley
Shopping Centre, presents Suzanne McCarthy with her prize package of more
than $1500 in gift certificates and merchandise discounts as the grand
prize winner of the August Customer Appreciation Draw sponsored by mall
Suzanne has lived in Hanmer for the past three years
and is the past president and Artistic Director of the Valley Community
"I really loved my involvement with the Theatre,
but with three children at home all under the age of three, it is just too
much, so I had to resign my positions. I am spending all of my time being
a "mom" and "wife" now and I'm loving it. Perhaps I
will return to the Theatre at a later date."
Suzanne's winning entry was a purchase she had made
at Desjardins' Food Basics. It was drawn from thousands of entries that
were placed in the two big drums that are located in the mall. The
September contest is now under way and the next winner will be
chosen on September 30, 2006.
Valley East Lions Club
Selling Tickets On 2006 Pontiac Wave To Raise Funds For
Stock, on the left, a long-time member of the Valley East Lions Club,
took a shift at the ticket table at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre
as the Lions enter the final week of selling tickets on a brand new 2006 Pontiac Wave
The draw is being held in conjunction with the
Valley East Charity Days Event which will take place on
Saturday, September 9, 2006 at the Centennial Arena.
The Lions will be available all week long leading up to
the weekend as they make
the last of the 1200 tickets available to the general public.
The proceeds from the sale of the tickets will be donated to
several local parishes in Valley East.
Tickets are selling for $20 each. There will only be 1200
sold in the contest, so the chances of winning are excellent.
This will be a "Reverse Draw" event, which means
that at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2006, they will
begin drawing tickets from the big drum. Every 100th ticket
will win the lucky owner a price of $50 in cash. The last
ticket in the drum will contain the name of the winner of the
sure to look for Rolly Albert, on the left, and Roger Brideau in the mall
during the final week as the Lions attempt to sell all of the tickets
prior to draw time on Saturday, September 9 at 4 p.m.
The Valley East Lions Appreciate Your
|Our Children / Our Future Raising
Funds By Selling Tickets To Councillors' Breakfast at Valley East
Lions Charity Days
|Stephanie Richard, Parent Resource Worker at the Hanmer
location of Our Children, Our Future, spent the day at the Hanmer Valley
Shopping Centre on August 28 selling tickets to the Councillor's Breakfast
which will be held in conjunction with the Valley East Lions Charity Days
on September 9, 2006. The tickets were $3 each with all of the proceeds
going back to Our Children, Our Future to help defray some of the program
costs of the organization.
With Stephanie was Cammie Thibert, a 3rd Year Laurentian University
student on a summer placement. Cammie is in the French Teachers' College
Program and found the summer experience to be invaluable in helping her
understand young children.
Cammie is shown below reading a book to 2 year old Vanessa Girard
during playgroup which is held on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the
Below, Cammie and Vanessa enjoy working on a special craft
project during the same playgroup period.
MISSION OF OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE...
Our Children, Our Future works in partnership with individuals,
families, groups and organizations, to develop and promote innovative and
sustainable community resources that nurture healthy children, healthy
families and healthy communities.
GOALS OF OUR CHILDREN, OUR FUTURE....
- To help improve parenting
- To increase a family’s
access to food and nutrition information
- To decrease the incidence of
child abuse and neglect
OBJECTIVES OF OUR CHILDREN,
partnerships and collaborative activities at the community level in
planning, developing and providing services and programs which improve
the health of children and their families.
the District of Sudbury, the health and social development of at risk
and geographically isolated children and their families by providing
support programs and services for these children and families.
services which are sensitive to cultural and linguistic diversity in
the District of Sudbury. Programs are available in French and English
for parents with children and soon-to-be parents particularly
vulnerable families in need of additional support.
community ownership of the parent resource program by facilitating and
increasing involvement of the community in all aspects of the programs
and services development and delivery.
accessibility to support programs and services, increase access to
information regarding prenatal health, lifestyle issues and infant
health and provide access to nutritious food and food supplements for
"at risk" pregnant women and new mothers in need.
To increase the
capacity of parents in designated communities to relate positively to
interactive nutrition education and encourage the development of
skills related to food and nutrition in a supportive environment.
and support community based activities that increase access to
sufficient and nutritious foods.
For more information on Our Children, Our Future, go to the following link
Skating Club Returns For Another Registration Session at The Hanmer
Valley Shopping Centre on September 15 and 16
Saya will be returning to the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre for two more
days of registrations for Figure Skating, Canskate and Power Skating.
She will be in the mall on Friday, September 15 from
6:00 to 8:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 16 from 10:00 a.m. to
President, Ray Levesque encourages everyone interested in Figure Skating,
Canskate or Power Skating to check out the club's web site at www.vesc.ca or
VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATRE
AUDITIONS FOR UPCOMING
MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMANCE
An open invitation to all
interested parties, budding artists, singers, musicians and stage
crew members to attend the auditions.
SEPTEMBER 7, 12 AND 13, 2006
HANMER SECONDARY SCHOOL
6:30 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M.
All men, women and children are
welcome to attend.
CONTACT MARY AT 564-9331
OPEN INVITATION TO GIRLS NIGHT
Gudrie of the Valley Pentecostal Church, shown to the left, invites all
ladies in Valley East and surrounding communities are invited to an
evening just for you!
It will give you a chance to unwind with friends, listen to some good
music, savour delightful snacks, and even enjoy a good pampering.
Joanne Goodwin, a highly acclaimed public speaker will be on hand to
provide an inspirational message.
Music and comedy will be provided by KELITA.
To top it all off, all ladies attending will receive a FREE GIFT BAG!
The event will be held on Friday, September 29, 2006 beginning at 7:30
It will be held at the Valley Pentecostal Church which is located at
231 Martha Street in Hanmer.
There is absolutely no cost for this evening but it is recommended that
tickets be reserved by calling Esther at 969-7940. Let all of your friends
know about this marvelous evening of entertainment and socializing. It is
about time that the girls had a night out on their own!
SUDBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN
Greater Sudbury Public Library is pleased to present Family Story
Story Time is a half-hour program for children aged 5 and under
accompanied by an adult. It is designed to encourage children to
become life-long readers by promoting an appreciation of language,
rhythm and imagination. It includes storytelling, puppets, finger
plays, songs and rhymes. All our sessions are six weeks in length.
The first session begins the week of September 18, 2006.
early to avoid disappointment!
information, please contact:
Roy - Children’s Librarian
Sudbury Public Library, 673-1155, extension 270
LADIES BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Age limit is from 17 years of age and up
will be a draft to form the teams
team will be allowed one 16 year old player
league will run from mid November 2006 till early May 2007
teams will play one game a week on either Sunday afternoon or Sunday
you’re interested please send the following information to the
email address below:
Send your a] full name
b] Home phone number
c] Cell number if you have one
d] Your email address
e] Experience playing basketball at the secondary level,
college level or university level
There will be a meeting in late October or early November for all
the particulars: the cost, the sponsorship and insurance.
of names will fill up fast therefore send in all your information
VALLEY EAST MINOR BASKETBALL
WHY: Learning the basic skills,
playing the game and having FUN
WHO: Boys and Girls - 5 to 16
WHERE: Howard Armstrong
Recreation Center, Dominion Drive
WHEN: Saturday/Sunday, September
16 & 17 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday, September 23
& 24 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
NOTE: Birth Certificate &
Height Required Upon Registration
**Registrations over the phone
DURATION: Mid-October to
Tikes 5 & 6 yrs- $75---
½ hr. practice & ½ hr. game per week
(limit 20 players).
Mini 7 & 8 yrs- $75---
½ hr. practice & ½ hr. game per week
(limit 32 players).
Pewee 9,10,11yrs- $100— 1
hr. practice & 1 hr. game per week
(limit 60 players).
Bantam 12,13,14 yrs- $100— 1 hr. practice & 1hr. game per week
(limit 60 players).
Midget 15 & 16 yrs- $100— 1hr. practice & 1 hr. game per
(limit 60 players).
***Game nights and practice gyms
dependant on gym availability
Note: 1st Child =
full price; 2nd Child = full price; 3rd child
= ½ full price &
additional registrations are free.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COACHING
& ASSISTANT COACHING
If we don’t have the coaches,
we don’t have a league!!!
(Volunteer Hours provided for
high school students wishing to coach/assistant coach)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CONVENERS
& BOARD MEMBERS
REFEREES & SCORE KEEPERS
REQUIRED – PAID POSITIONS
For additional information or to
volunteer some time, please call:
Helene Van Dyk - 969-0062, Bruce
McFadden - 969-7407
Maureen Beaudry - 969-7712, Mike
Bertrand - 897-0031
by Roger Legendre
Azilda Dog House Sports Bar
Relics Lose In Championship Final
|Three teams from the Rick McDonald memorial Fastball
League took part in the 20th Annual Senior Men's World Fastball
Championships being held in North Bay over the Labor Weekend Holiday
.All three teams made a very good account of themselves.
The McDowell Athletics lost all four games they were in going 0-3
in round robin action then were forced to face the 2nd seed Soo Tree
Experts( their pitcher the legendary Darren Zach) who shut then out
9-0.. The Garson Hounds went 2-1 in round robin action and were
`seeded 9th in semi final "AA" championship and defeated
Wicky 7-2 to advance to the semis but came up short losing 3-1.
The Azilda Dog House Sports Bar Relics did very well.In round
robin action they went 3-0 and then took on Walton in semi final
action defeating handily 7-2.The next match was a big one as
they took on the powerfull Soo Tree Experts with Darren Zach. In
close defensive match led by center fielder Joel Belanger's strong
histing and fielding the Relics came out on top defeating the Soo
team 3-1 and advanced to the championship game late Sunday
In the championship final the Azilda crew were facing the 2005
defending champs the Cold Spring Cats from Cobourg in Southern
Ontario.In the end the Cats prevailed for a close 3-1 victory.Our
hats are off to the Azilda Dog House who were runners up for the
championship 2006 edition. Later this week or at the start of next
week these same Dog House boys with some changes will be taking on
the winner of the semi final between Whitefish Steelers and Pickerel
Cardinals for the Rick McDonald Memorial Fastball finals best of 5
Semi final action continues in the Rick McDonald Fastball league
on Tuesday night in Garson at 7 P.M. when the Steelers and the
Cardinals face each other in the third game of that series which is
tied at 1-1.The fourth game goes Wednesday evening also at 7 P.M. in
Whitefish and if a fifth and deciding game is need we will be right
back in Garson on Thursday night for the deciding game.
WELCOME TO PAGE FOUR
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2006