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April 2015 THAMESFORD
RESTORE ~ HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 1058 Parkinson Rd in
Woodstock, is open to the public & sells quality new & gently used
building supplies, home furnishing, appliances & décor. Shopping at
the ReStore is tax free & is a socially conscious decision, as revenue
generated is used to fund the administration costs of Habitat for
Humanity. That means 100% of money donated to Habitat goes
directly to building homes for low-income families. As well, shopping
at, or donating used items to the ReStore is an environmentally conscious decision, as much of what is sold is product that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Shop, donate or volunteer by calling 519-421
0003, and help to end poverty in your community! Store hours are
Tue, Wed, Fri 9-5, Thur 9-6, Sat 9-4.
INGERSOLL CHORAL SOCIETY
Join the Ingersoll Choral Society as it celebrates 25 years of providing quality musical entertainment to the community. This year's Good
Friday concert will feature Faure’s “Requiem”, Rutter’s “For the
Beauty of the Earth”, and other sacred pieces. With orchestral accompaniment & guest soloists. Good Friday, April 3, 8pm at Sacred Heart
Church, Ingersoll (where the first Good Friday concert was held 25
years ago!) Free will offering. www.ingersollchoralsociety.com or find
us on Facebook.
RECYCLE DAY ~ Don’t send it to the dump!
Plan to get rid of your unwanted clutter as part of this year’s spring
clean up. On Sat, April 11, 8am-3pm at the Thamesford Arena, give
the Thamesford Lions Club your waste electronics, metal & vehicle
batteries and we will divert them in an environmentally friendly manner... let’s keep the “JUNK” away from landfill! Proceeds from this
waste recycling day will support local community activities. Prearranged pick up services for smaller items will be available. Student
volunteer hours will be available.
INGERSOLL HEALTH & WELLNESS SHOW
Wed, April 15, 10am-4pm at Ingersoll Masonic Centre, 190 Thames St
S, Ingersoll. Exhibitors - Amazing Door Prizes - Live Musical
Entertainment - Refreshments. FREE Admission! Canned good donations to support Operation Sharing appreciated.
WALK IN SUPPORT OF ABUSED WOMEN
The London Abused Women’s Centre, in partnership with Runners
Choice, is proud to present the 23rd Annual McFarlan Rowlands
Downtown 5K Run & 2.5K Fun Run/Walk and Kiddie Trot and 1K CEO
challenge to be held at Victoria Park on Good Friday, April 3rd. More
than 600 women, men & children are expected to help make a difference in the lives of abused women. Come & join our efforts! All run
levels are welcome. www.lawc.on.ca/events/runwalk.
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THAMES RIVER CLEAN UP
Join us at Grace Patterson Park on Saturday, April 18, 9am for the
annual Thames River Clean Up. For more info, call Kevin Rye 519285-5756. Students get your community volunteer hours.
THAMESFORD GUIDING
Happy Spring! Thamesford Sparks & Brownies are excited for spring’s
arrival. As the weather warms up, we’ll be moving our programs into
the outdoors & exploring the living world – and then of course we’ll
start preparing for Camp! In March, the Sparks conducted some science experiments to earn their science badge while the Brownies
learned about first aid & safety and the Guides finished off their photography badge with a great night of scrapbooking. Girl Guide
Cookies have arrived! The classic chocolate & vanilla cookies are
here so please call Heather 519-285-1126 or be on the lookout for
your favourite Spark, Brownie or Guide to get yours.
LADIES NIGHT OUT
Ladies Night Out - 7pm Friday, May 1st, at First Baptist Church,
Ingersoll. Our guest speaker will be Merrie Eizenga, a talented story
teller who brings a practical, down to earth approach to the application
of God’s Word. She will both challenge & inspire you in a way that is
uniquely hers. Tickets, $5 each, are available at Patinas, 112 Thames
Street South, Ingersoll.
HELP OUR MUSCLES
London's annual muscular dystrophy walk is coming up June 13.
Team Sweeney's Help Our Muscle group is busy collecting donations
already. If you would like to donate please visit muscle.akaraisin.com
/walk2015/HelpOurMuscles2015 or email [email protected] for more info.
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Village Voice, we’d love to hear from you. Call Linda at JC Graphics,
or email [email protected]
EDUCATION WEEK AT TPS
Education week at Thamesford Public School May 4-8th. Special
motivational guest speaker "Josh Yandt - the door guy”. Monday May
4th, food, prizes etc. bring whole family! Check out TPS website for
more information-www.tvdsb.ca/thamesford.
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HUNTER & FIREARMS COURSES
Ontario Hunter Education Program & Cdn Firearms Safety Course
*PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN FIREARMS COURSE DATES*
Firearms Course: Apr 6-8
5:30-10:30pm
Hunter Education: Apr 20-22
5:30-10:30pm
Location: 160 King St, Thorndale, Cost: $280 (includes all manuals &
testing fees). Everything you need to apply for your Possession &
Acquisition licence & to buy your Hunting Outdoors Card. Apprentice
Hunters (12-15yrs) & mentors are welcome to attend. Contact: Brian
Kerr [email protected] 519-521-6703 (phone or text).
ATTENTION ALL EUCHRE PLAYERS
Every Wednesday 7:30pm at St. John's
Anglican Church Hall, Thamesford (no
stairs to climb!). Everyone welcome.
Please tell your friends and come out.
Info 519-285-2375.
"Every life is worth remembering,
every family deserves our very best"
Helen & Bill Friesen
Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day.
177 Dundas St. W., P. O. Box 152 THAMESFORD, ON N0M 2M0
Phone: (519) 285-2427 Fax: (519) 295-0103
PORK CHOP BBQ
Knox United Church, Embro Pork Chop BBQ on Wed, April 8, 57:30pm at Embro Community Centre. Adults $16, 12 & under $8. Eat
in or take out. Tickets available until April 7 only. Phone: 519-475-4437
or 519-475-6201 or email [email protected] for tickets.
Tillsonburg Power & Sail Squad
• Pleasure Craft Operators Card
• Maritime Radio Operators Cert.
Both are mandatory, by law & are lifetime issue.
Operators Card Classes: Apr 7-9 & 14th
Maritime (VHF) Radio : Apr 16 - 21 & 23
Call Early to register Larry
1-519-842-5618
LEARN TAOIST TAI CHI
April 10-12 Learn Taoist Tai Chi™ in ONE
Weekend. Friday’s session will be 7-10pm; Sat
& Sun sessions will be 1-5pm. Classes are at 467
Dundas St, Woodstock, across from the
Woodstock Museum. Find out more at our Open
Houses on Wed, Apr 8 at 1 & 7pm. Register at
the Open House or the first class. Attendance at
all classes will be very important. Please visit www.taoist.org/woodstock for more information or call 519-421-9956 & leave a message.
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LINDA McQUAIG IS COMING TO OXFORD!
She still flinches when people tell the story. Reportedly,
Conrad Black said he’d like to see Linda McQuaig taken
out behind the barn & horse-whipped. Where that story
started is a good question, but it does get repeated. It
might be better to focus on McQuaig’s many accomplishments as a journalist, author & public speaker: Not only did she gleefully take Conrad Black’s money while writing for the National Post,
she is a regular contributor to iPolitics & The Toronto Star; beyond
that, she has authored a dozen wonderful books; as a speaker, she is
known for her incisive logic, wit & humour. Better yet, she is coming
May 2 to close the Oxford Coalition for Social Justice’s conference on
“How to Stop a Dump”. What is the secret to endurance & renewal in
a community facing a threat? She will say the words! Conference registration information is at OxfordSocialJustice.org. You will not want to
miss the Friday evening showing of Jeremy Irons’ film “Trashed”. Irons
will not be there for it, sadly. Happily, Linda McQuaig will do the sendoff, Saturday.
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Happy Spring Thamesford! Escape some of those April showers by
visiting us at the Thamesford Library, we are centrally located & have
many activities for all ages. Stop by the library & stay awhile, help us
complete our Community Puzzle, play one of our board games or find
a cozy spot to read. Don't forget you can also enjoy a hot beverage
(coffee or hot chocolate) for $1.25 available at the main desk. Our
Chess Club continues Wed Apr 8 & 22, 6:30-8pm. Beginners to skilled
players ages 5-16 are welcome to attend. Please call the library at
519-285-3219 or email [email protected] to sign up. We will
be starting up a Tales for Tots session beginning Wed, Apr 8, 10:3011. It is a fun program for little ones (infant to 4) & their caregivers with
songs, rhymes, stories & more. Call the library or email to register,
space is limited. The library will be closed Fri Apr 3 for Good Friday.
March was the last month for our Saturday story time it is now cancelled, however pop into the library Sat Apr 4 for a drop-in Easter craft
(11am-2pm).
HARRINGTON TRAIL LAUNCH
• Light Towing & Recovery
• Tilt & Load • Winching • Lockouts
• Flat Tires • Boosts • Local & Long Distance
• Compound Storage
519-285-3510 • 519-485-1031
Please join the Harrington & Area Community Association for it's
Hiking & Birding Trail Launch Saturday May 2 at 8am at the Harrington
Pond & Conservation Area. World Outdoors Columnist Paul
Nicholson, whose column is featured in the Saturday edition of the
London Free Press will be on hand to help launch the event.
Experience our newly completed Trail including bird boxes made for
chickadees, screech owls, blue birds, wrens, woodpeckers etc., with
feeding stations for birds & animals alike. Springtime will bring visitors
such as Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Cranes, Indigo Buntings & different
species of waterfowl to the park. The Trail is approximately 1km of
easy to moderate hiking through emerging wildflower gardens, meadow & forest to cross over Harrington creek and encircle the Pond. Join
us afterwards for coffee at The Harrington Grist Mill!
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Foggy or broken thermal units C A L L F O R
New glass shower enclosures F R E E
Windshield and chip repairs
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FOREST CITY DECORATIVE ARTISTS
Forest City Decorative Artists, FCDA, is an organization made up of a group of people who love to paint.
We offer a variety of classes that are facilitated by
knowledgeable & fun teachers. Our classes consist
of acrylic, oil & water colors with a variety of other
mediums. We welcome everyone from beginners to advanced to
come out and enjoy any of our classes. If you would like more information or to see our upcoming classes please check our website
www.fcdartists.com, email [email protected], or call Karen 519434-6361.
BREAKFAST FOR THE UNBROKEN
Rotary Clubs of Oxford County are celebrating champions of mental
health in Oxford County. Eradicating the stigma of suicide & mental illness is the topic of Breakfast for the Unbroken with keynote speaker
George Smitherman. This event takes place at the Quality Hotel &
Suites, 580 Bruin Blvd, Woodstock on Wed Apr 8 starting at 7:30am,
program 8am and speaker 8:45am. Help improve access & understanding of mental health for youth in Oxford County. $25 tickets available at the Quality Inn, Canadian Mental Health Assoc and Rotary
Club of Oxford County members. For more info: Mike 519-777-6545
or [email protected]
NORWICH TIM HORTON’S CARNIVAL
Looking for a fun time for the kids & even you? This up coming long
weekend on May 23, 1-3pm we will be holding our 3rd annual carnival beside Norwich Tim Horton's! There are lots of games & different
venders for adults & did I mention theres cupcakes!? Every year our
Tim Hortons staff pull together to make this event possible & love
doing it as well. With your help we can send kids to camp. These
camps are very awesome & life changing for the children who get to
go. It can even help with confidence & self worth! So come on out May
23, 11-3 to help make a difference in a child's life.
KIRBY WATER
Water Softeners
Chlorine Removal
Sulphur &
Iron Removal
PURPLE HILL COUNTRY MUSIC HALL
Only in Canada Opry Show!
First Sunday of Every Month
YOU’RE INVITED! Showtime 2pm
Includes a Roast Beef Dinner ONLY $40 / Person
“Picking & Singing the Songs that Made Nashville Famous!”
From Hall of Famer’s to Juno Award Winners,
Canadian Recording Artists to Great Canadian Talent!
See Them All at Purple Hill Country Music Hall
www.purplehillcountyhall.com Call Anna Now! 519-461-0538
PURPLE HILL SUMMER EVENTS
The CKNX Barn Dance returns to Purple Hill Sun, May 3, 2pm. A starstudded line-up: from Maryhill's Commercial Tavern Paul Weber,
Canadian Singing Champion Randy Satchell, Fiddle & Step Dancer the incredible Linsey Beckett, Canadian Singing TV Artist Harold
MacIntyre and Country Singer Dianne Ditner. Only $40 person,
includes a Roast Beef Dinner! Phone Anna now 519-461-0538.
East Coast Calling Sun, June 7, 2pm. From "The Rock" The Carlton
Showband Connection: button accordion player Felix Turrett and
brothers Robert & Larris Benoit. Down East singers & songwriters,
straight from Nova Scotia Fraser Newcombe & Malcolm Melanson &
the Melanson Family Reunion Band! Also, a Canadian Icon,
Newfoundland's Native Son Roy Payne! From Mattawa, 1st Nations
Canadian Recording Artist Sandra Glabb & Canadian Step Dance
Champions
Tiffany
Fewster & Patrick Linton
& The Boy's of Purple Hill.
Only $40 person, includes
a Roast Beef Dinner!
Festival of Rural Living Sat July 4 & Sun July 5.
$20 per day and Sat night
dance $10 per person.
Our rural community playing host to our urban
cousins. 2 day celebration
of country music with our
outdoor stage full of pickers & singers. Memories for a lifetime & presentation of gold medals at Purple Hill for the Can-Plow Champions
Enroute to the World Plowing Championships in Denmark this summer. Enjoy horse wagon rides, agricultural antique displays, Smith
pony rides for the youth & much more! Welcome Canadian icon Eddie
Eastman & watch for updates on many, many more entertainers! Sat,
July 4 It's a Purple Hill Saturday Night Dance & CD release party for
Eric Shain. Lots of parking for whatever your form of transportation!
"Purple Hill's Bluegrass Reunion" Sun, Aug 16 Make your plans now
to be at this All-Bluegrass Event. Showcasing: The Barn Katz * Rhyme
& Reason * The Boys of Purple Hill * Pam Brooks & Lonesome Wind
* The Nelson Family (The Little Boys With the Mandolin). An exciting
new venture with Bluegrass and Gospel. Only $25 / person. Phone
Anna now 519-461-0538. Make Your Plans Now for a Wonderful
Summer of Music at Purple Hill
SWEABURG & DISTRICT LIONS CLUB
Ultra Violet Systems
Call Max
519-285-2731
SALES SERVICE
Pure Drinking Water
RENTALS
Just West of
Thamesford on
Purple Hill Rd.
Our Lions Club will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary Fri, May 15,
2015 at the South Gate Centre in Woodstock. We have an evening of
fun & fellowship planned which includes a meal & our famous guest
speaker Ms. Lillian Kluko, a Great Lakes Ship Captain. Tickets are
$30 each & can be purchased from any Sweaburg Lions member or
by phoning 519-456-3425. You are invited whether you are a member
now, past member or a supporting member of our community.
Please join us!
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CALLING ALL YOUTH!
If you like to sing and are between the ages of 8 to 16, the Ingersoll
Choral Society would love to have you be part of our Youth Singers at
our May 8 benefit concert in support of the Crohn’s & Colitis Society.
Only four Monday evening rehearsals at the Ingersoll Creative Arts
Centre, beginning April 13 (6-7pm), ending with the concert on May 8.
For more info: Pam, 519-455-8525 or [email protected]
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MOM-TO-MOM SALE ~ INGERSOLL
The Ingersoll and District Inter-church Committee is pleased to invite
you to our Mom-to-Mom sale May 2, 9:30-12:30 at Henderson Hall.
We are now selling tables for families ($20) and businesses ($30).
Vendors will keep all profits from selling their items (toys, clothes,
books, puzzles, baby gear, etc). The registration fee will be used to
help families in Ingersoll & surrounding area! Please email [email protected] or call 519-282-8351 for more info, or to
register. And now ‘like’ us on Facebook.
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A NEW KIND OF FAIR
Sat June 20 - if you like fairs & festivals, then you are going to like this
event. Come out & enjoy a fun filled family day with the whole family
& your dog. You thought horse racing was cool to watch? You haven't
seen anything like the Wiener Races! Come out to the Embro Arena
9:30-4:30. Over 120 vendors both for the dog lover & the unique craft
market seeker. Come out & enjoy the fun & see what the talk is all
about. For info contact Linda Collier at [email protected]
THAMESFORD FRIENDSHIP CLUB
The Thamesford Friendship Club will meet on Apr 22, 10am at
Westminster United Church for our spring trip. We will leave by car &
return about 3pm. Please bring about $20 for lunch & program.
Anyone over 55 is welcome. If you have a question, please phone
Frank at 519-285-5685.
Miss Ingersoll
Family Restaurant
OPEN ALL EASTER WEEKEND
Good Friday 2 piece Fish
Special & Chip Dinner $
7
107 Thames St. South Ingersoll
519-303-2262
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WOODSTOCK LEGION
ATHLETIC CLUB
Minor Track
Summer Day Camp
The Woodstock Legion Athletic Club is
once again offering its Minor Track
and Field Program for Elementary
school students ages 9-14.
This program offers 14 training sessions
on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
form 5:00-6:30 pm at the Terry Fox
Memorial Track, located at College
Avenue Secondary School in
Woodstock. Sessions begin April 21 and
runs through to June 4, 2015. Cost to
register is $70.00 for non-competitive
and $85.00 for competitive.
You can contact Ashley
Schwartzentruber at
[email protected] for more
information or forms. Registration forms
will also be available on our website
www.wlac.ca
When: April 21 - June 4
• Tuesday & Thursday
Cost: $70 non-competitive;
$85 competitive
Registration: www.wlac.ca
Woodstock Legion
Athletic Club is also
offering a summer day
camp program with the
following weeks. Please
keep these dates in mind
for your summer needs:
When: July 6 - August 28
• Monday-Friday
Please look for more
information in the next
What’s On Woodstock
Issue, or you can contact
Julie Schwartzentruber at
[email protected] for
more information.
wlac.ca
WOMEN: MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN
Ingamo Homes, with the support of A.P. Hurley Construction, is proud
to present Women: Making Change Happen, with Sally Armstrong,
award-winning humanitarian & journalist at a fundraising dinner on
Fri, May 8 at the Elm Hurst Inn, Harris St, Ingersoll. Doors open 6pm,
dinner at 6:30pm; tickets $65 each. Sally Armstrong has spent more
than 25 years on the front lines in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Africa, Asia &
the Middle East covering war & human rights stories. Through those
experiences, she has realized that women & girls are the way forward-the key to ending poverty, violence & conflict. In addition to her many
magazine articles & radio documentaries she has published numerous books, including: Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women
of Afghanistan (nonfiction, 2002), The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor
(fiction, 2007), Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of
Afghanistan’s Women (nonfiction, 2008), and Ascent of Women: our
turn, our way - a remarkable story of worldwide change (nonfiction
2013). Armstrong has received numerous recognitions for her work &
was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1998. She helped
found Canadian Living magazine, is a former editor of Homemakers
magazine & a contributing writer for Maclean's magazine. For tickets
contact Diane Harris at Ingamo Homes, 519-421-0383, ext 224.
Tickets are also available in Woodstock at Merrifield Book Shop & in
Ingersoll at Patina’s. “Sally Armstrong is the war correspondent for the
world’s women... She explores the darkest reaches of women’s experience & brings back astonishing news of hope, challenge & change.”
(Michele Landsberg)
COMEDY & COCKTAILS
Wow! Tables are now sold out for this popular fundraiser! Limited single tickets may still be available. Call Marilyn 519-461-1539. Our silent
auction is an excellent opportunity to advertise your business & support a great cause, the Thorndale Fall Fair! For info or to donate to the
Silent Auction contact Amanda 519-671-2515 or amanda_hartwick
@hotmail.com.
Civic Corner
Civic Corner appears monthly in the Village Voice to keep residents informed about
upcoming meetings, notices & announcements and other important information.
Please feel free to contact us with comments. The Township would like to thank
JC Graphics for providing a venue for this valuable community service.
UPCOMING MEETINGS:
Regular Council Meetings (1st and 3rd Tuesdays)
April 7 – 9:30 a.m. – Township Municipal Office
April 21 – 6:30 p.m. – Township Municipal Office
NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Waste Management
Large Article Collection for Zorra starts on Monday, April 20
- get those items ready for this annual FREE pickup! Set out your items by
7:00a.m. See your waste management calendar for further details.
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE & SURVEY
AGGREGATE POLICY REVIEW
Tuesday April 14th, 2015 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Township of Zorra
Municipal Office - Light Refreshments will be provided.
The Township of Zorra invites residents and aggregate operators to attend a
Public Open House to receive information about the Aggregate Policy Review
Study being undertaken by staff from the Township of Zorra and the County
of Oxford.
The purpose of the policy review is to ensure that the social, economic and
environmental impacts of new or expanded aggregate extraction operations and
related uses are minimized to the extent possible while at the same time
protecting aggregate resource for long-term use.
A brief presentation on the policy review is scheduled for 6:45 P.M.
The Township is also requesting residents and operators participate in a survey.
The survey will be available on the Township website or at the Municipal
Office from April 14 – June 14, 2015. If you cannot make the Open House,
please take the time to fill out the survey!
For more information, please visit our website: www.zorra.on.ca or contact
Don MacLeod, Chief Administrative Officer, Township of Zorra,
[email protected], 519-485-2490 ext. 226,
Jennifer Huff, Development Planner, Community and Strategic Planning at
[email protected], (519) 593-9800 ext. 3219 or
Gordon Hough, Director, Community and Strategic Planning at
[email protected], (519) 539-9800 ext. 3207.
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COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Thursday afternoons 1:30-4:30pm. Your job is out there. A consultant
from Community Employment Services (CES) is available on
Thursday afternoons to help you find it by preparing a resume, training opportunities & information you need to achieve your goals. CES
wants to connect with people looking for work and employers looking
for workers. Call Stephanie White 519-485-6088 to book an appointment at Thamesford Library. FREE program.
INGERSOLL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Upcoming Meeting: Please mark your calendar to join us Tues Apr 21
upstairs at the Ingersoll Legion. Our speaker will be Laurel Beechey &
we will be hearing about the history of the Lake Erie Lighthouses at
Port Burwell, Port Dover & Long Point Bay. The meeting commences
at 7:30.
LANGFORD
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SINCE 1988
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124 Brock Street, PO Box 352, Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0
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With the BBQ season under way, Zorra Fire & Emergency
Services recommends taking a few safety precautions before
grilling that first meal this summer.
To ensure your barbecue is ready for grilling season, the Technical
Standards and Safety Authority recommends making this 3 step
safety check part of your spring-cleaning routine:
1. CLEAN: use a pipe cleaner or wire to make sure the burner ports
are free of rust, dust, dirt, spider webs or other debris.
2. CHECK: examine the hose leading from the fuel supply to the
burners. Replace if cracked or damaged.
3. TEST: find leaks by applying a 50/50 solution of water and dish
soap to all fuel and hose connections. If bubbles appear, tighten the
connections and/or replace the damaged parts and always re-test.
Fire Chief John McFarlan
Township of Zorra
ZORRA FIRE AND
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www.thamesford.org
Alzheimer’s Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-421-2466
Big Brothers Big Sisters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-485-1801
Block Parent Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-285-2755
Calithumpian, Andrea Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-285-5129
Canadian Blood Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .888-236-6283
Canadian Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-539-0265
Children’s Aid Society, Oxford County . . . . . . . . .519-539-6176
Crime Stoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-222-8477
Embro & Zorra Agricultural Society . . . . . . . . . . . .519-533-3962
Epilepsy Support Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-433-4073
Girl Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .877-323-4545
Harrington & Area Community Assoc. . . . . . . . . . .519-475-4097
Horticultural Society - Ingersoll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-485-1808
- Thorndale, www.gardenontario.org/site.php/tahs 519-461-0855
Ingersoll Services for Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-485-3869
Ontario Early Years Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800-539-9800
Oxford County Jr. Farmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-469-3281
Oxford District Women’s WI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-475-4502
Thamesford Business Association . . . . . . . . . . . .519-285-3249
Scouts - Thamesford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-283-6159
Village Voice www.jcgraphics.ca . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-285-3249
Wienerfest / Tiny Paws Dog Rescue . . . . . . . . . . .519-285-5123
LIBRARY
Thamesford Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-285-3219
Thamesford Public Library Advisory Comm . . . . .519-285-2843
SPORTS
Baseball
Thamesford Minor Ball . . . . . . . . . .519-285-5567
Thamesford Men’s Slo Pitch . . . . . .519-268-2232
Embro Minor Ball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-475-4012
Lawn Bowling Thamesford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-285-2936
Hockey
Thamesford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-619-0605
Thamesford NBC League . . . . . . . .519-639-4507
Thamesford Trojans Jr Hockey . . . .519-670-3455
Embro Minor Hockey Assoc. . . . . . .519-535-2620
Zorra Girls Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-852-4509
Soccer
Thamesford Minor Soccer . . . . . . . .519-285-5408
Kintore Minor Soccer . . . . . . . . . . .519-283-9725
Embro Minor Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . .519-475-0460
Skating
Thamesford Skating Club . . . . . . . .519-285-5556
Zorra Skating Club . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-475-4395
ENTERTAINMENT
Beachville District Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-423-6497
Cuckoos Nest Folk Music cuckoosnest.folk.on.ca 519-473-2099
Fanshawe Pioneer Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-457-1296
Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-485-4691
Ingersoll Theatre of Performing Arts (ITOPA) . . . .519-485-3070
Purple Hill Country Music Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-461-0538
Thistle Theatre, Embro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-475-4201
SERVICE CLUBS
Lions Club, Thamesford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-285-2729
Optimist Club, Kintore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-283-6321
Optimist Club, Zorra Highland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-475-6017
GOVERNMENT
Hardeman, Ernie, MPP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-537-5222
MacKenzie, Dave, MP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-421-7690
Zorra Township . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-485-2490
SCHOOLS
Zorra Highland Public School, Embro . . . . . . . . . .519-475-4121
AJ Baker Public School, Kintore . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-283-1098
Thamesford Public School, Thamesford . . . . . . . .519-285-2043
John Knox Christian School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-539-1492
Roch Carrier French Immersion Public School . . .519-537-7321
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TREE TRANSPLANTING
Trees For Sale • Lawn Rolling
Phone: 519-485-2917
or 519-851-2168
Free Estimates
INGERSOLL DISTRICT NATURE CLUB
Sat Apr 11 Trashapalooza in Embro. Nature Club is co-host. Call
Sheila for details 519-485-2645. Tues Apr14 Ingersoll Library
Programme Room 7pm "Getting Along with our Wildlife Friends".
Come meet Dolly & Scooter, the Skunks, who will accompany Laurel
Beechey (The Skunk Lady). They will help her give a presentation on
fostering & learning to live with wildlife. Laurel is an Authorized Wildlife
Custodian under MNRF. Kids will love this session. Call Dave more
info. 519-842-6508. Check our website www.ingersollnatureclub.com.
Sat Apr 18 Hike at Pittock Lake, Woodstock. Carpool 9am behind
Ingersoll Arena.Trail passes through pine plantation beside the lake,
is wide, flat & easy to navigate. Distance of hike can be adjusted to
your ability. Details call Ken 519-539-5234.
Wed Apr 22 Earth Day. Help celebrate this 45th anniversary - take a
walk in nature, plan a native plant garden in your backyard (including
milkweed), commit to reducing your garbage, help clean a neighbourhood park - all small steps make a difference.
Sat Apr 25 Earth Day Cleanup at Lawson Nature Reserve. Please
help us out any time you have available between 9am-1pm. Help
restore trails, assist with signage, pull garlic mustard & generally clean
up the property. Many people in the community enjoy this property
freely & the Nature Club would really appreciate some help with the
upkeep. Meet at the Reserve. See website for map www.ingersollnatureclub.com or call Sheila 519-485-2645.
Sat May 9 Focus on Bird Photography with Terry Parker at Lawson
Nature Reserve 9am-2pm. Interested in learning best practices for
photographing our avian friends? Terry Parker, Canadian nature photographer, leads this free session for beginners & advanced photographers alike. Bring your camera & questions. Lunch will be provided,
so please register by calling Sheila 519-485-2645. Meet at the
Reserve at 9am. To view some of Terry's photos from the tract, please
visit our website www.ingersollnatureclub.com, Bird Photos section.
Map can also be found on the website.
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Wanted: Ball Players dusty, dirty, enthusiastic, big smiles, no chewing
tobacco please. Registration dates for 2015 Minor Ball, Girls and Boys
ages 5 and up can register for Learn to Play (Blast Ball) to Junior
Sat, Apr 11, 9-1pm at the Embro Library
Learn to Play born in 2009 and younger
Tyke
born 2007, 2008 • Atom born 2005, 2006
Lassie/Squirt born 2003, 2004 • PeeWee
born 2001, 2002
Bantam born 1999, 2000
Midget born 1997, 1998 plus up to 4 players born in 1996
Junior
born 1995, 1996 plus 1992 - 1994
We expect each family to volunteer to run the Food booth at least
once during the season. The profit from the booth (approx $1,500
annually) is re-invested in equipment each year for your children. Any
registration questions or anyone interested in Coaching or becoming
a Board member please call 519-475-4012.
HOUGH SMALL ENGINES
SALES SERVICE
“SERVING THE THAMESFORD, LONDON & SURROUNDING AREAS”
MIKE HOUGH
Phone/Fax: 519-285-5054
Tune up your lawnmower...
Spring is coming!
HELP KEEP THE YELLOW BIRDS FLYING
If you love history & airplanes, the Canadian Harvard Aircraft
Association welcomes you. The all-volunteer group is celebrating its
30th anniversary in 2015 & is looking for new members to assist with
all facets of the group including maintenance & restoration. If you can
turn a wrench, sell merchandise or are web-savvy, your contributions
would be greatly appreciated. Come join a remarkable group of
friends of all ages at Tillsonburg Airport. Our monthly membership
meetings are the 3rd Sat of each month. Visit www.harvards.com or
email [email protected]
KARAOKE AT INGERSOLL LEGION
Karaoke & dance at the Ingersoll Legion on Thames St N. Come
enjoy a night with friends & family every Saturday night 8pm-1am. The
Legion is open to the general public, leave your troubles at the door &
enjoy a free night of dancing, singing & getting to know new people.
The Legion has a lot to offer, check it out.
Authorized Dealer
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Instant Start • Low Noise
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Powerful Lithium Ion
Cordless Trimmer
Vibration Free • GasLess
@ Hough Small Engines
Visit: www.coreoutdoorpower.com
Free Pick-Up • We Repairs All Makes
THAMESFORD ACCOUNTING
& FINANCIAL SERVICES
136 Dundas St., Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0
• Accounting & Bookkeeping Services • Specializing in Small Business
• Personal & Corporate Tax Returns • Estate Income Tax Returns
We Offer Competitive Rates: GICs, RRSPs, Mutual Funds & RESPs
Full Financial Planning Available
DARRELL DOBBIE
Office/Fax: 519-285-2499
Alterations
& Mending
Call Sandra
519-485-5387
Banner Rd.
• Creative
Repairs
• General
Alterations
AL-ANON
Friends, families & adult children of problem drinkers find understanding & support at Al-Anon meetings. There are no dues or fees, we are
self-supporting through our own contributions.
Call 24 Hours 519-434-2613, www.al-anon.alateen.on.ca.
Sun 7:30pm Avondale United Church, 60 Harvey St, Tillsonburg
Tues 8pm St Paul’s Church, 56 Thames St S, Ingersoll
Wed 8pm
First Baptist, 603 Adelaide St, Woodstock
YARD SALE FOR THE CURE
On Sat, April 11, 8am-2pm I will be hosting my 7th Yard Sale for the
Cure. All proceeds will be donated to the treatment & prevention of
breast cancer. To date I have raised $6,380 for the Canadian Breast
Cancer Foundation. Here are 2 easy ways for you to help me in having another successful yard sale:
1) Donate the “stuff” you no longer need. Donations can be dropped
off April 6-7-8-9. Please no clothing or electronics (anything computer
and/or TV related).
2) On Sat, April 11 help fund the fight against breast cancer by shopping for amazing finds & great deals at the Yard Sale for the Cure at
194387 19th Line, Ingersoll, just west of the Zorra Township office on
Highway 19 between Ingersoll & Thamesford. Rain or shine. There
will be vintage, retro, gently used & new items. Anything from books,
toys, xmas decor, crown mason jars, pink depression glass ware,
table lamps, enamelware, old bibles, coffee percolators, typewriter,
fridge, tart pans, Popular Electronic magazines from the 50’s, baby
hammock, picture frames, games, puzzles, mid-century wall clock,
vintage kitchen tools, buttons, old tins, yard sticks, perfume bottles,
definitely something for everyone. If you are on facebook you can
check out my events page by typing in “yard sale for the cure 2015”
where you will be able to see all the vintage items that I have for sale
right now. For more information you can contact me, Mariette at 519485-3673 or send me an email at [email protected]
SCOUTS
The Beaver Scouts have been very busy this past month. They built
their Beaver Buggies for their sleepover/races that was held at the
Scout Hall with 34th London Beavers. They had fun learning about
Easter & having an Egg hunt. For the month of April they will be learning about nature by going on a hike. The Cub Scouts where busy
building their Kub Kars & racing them in Dorchester against other Cub
Scouts. They where also busy earning their Astronomy badge. The
Scouts where also busy building & racing their Dragsters in
Dorchester. They also held at sleepover at the hall with scouts from
34th London, 2nd Tillsonburg & the Ingersoll Scouting groups. They
are also busy earning their pet care badge & their engineering badge.
We are still accepting donations of pop cans which can be dropped off
in Thamesford at the Scout Hall on Tues, Wed & Thurs nights, 6:308pm. Pop cans can be dropped of at 150 John St, Kintore anytime. If
you are interested in coming out to a meeting to see what Scouting is
all about or you are looking to rent the hall please feel free to email
Jackie at [email protected] or phone 519-283-6159.
JOSEPH SMIT
CONSTRUCTION
CUSTOM HOMES • RENOVATIONS • ADDITIONS
DAIRY FACILITIES • DRIVE SHEDS
REPLACEMENT WINDOWS & DOORS BY
FENCES & DECKS • RESHINGLING
CUSTOM DESIGNED & BUILT
- SINCE 1988 -
BOX 144, Embro, ON N0J 1J0
Phone: 519-475-4492 • Cell: 519-421-4965
Fax: 519-475-6127
Division of 911534 Ontario Limited
RICK ACKERTS
519-425-9996
160 Whiting St,
Ingersoll
Serving
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FLOORING
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Since 1979
HOURS:
MON.-THURS. 8-5:30 FRI. 8-8 SAT. 8-5
Three Brydges
Automotive Ltd.
Sales & Service
Specializing in all domestic & imported car & truck needs.
ELECTRONIC TUNE UPS • EXHAUST • CARBURETORS
TIRES • BRAKES • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION STATION
5939 Dundas St. E. • Thamesford, Ontario • N0M 2M0
Corey & Connie Fletcher Tel: 519-285-3809 • Fax: 519-285-5492
WE’RE OPEN
WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY HEALTH
STOP IN FOR ALL YOUR
VEGETABLE, FLOWER &
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NA MEETING
A fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous meets Friday nights at 7pm at St
Pauls Church, Thames Street, Ingersoll.
HILLCREST LEGION BRANCH 119
1st Sunday of every month
Roast Beef Supper 4-5:30pm $12
Mon 7pm Ladies Darts
Tues 7pm Euchre
Wed 1pm Pot Luck Euchre
Wed 7pm Mixed Darts
Thurs 7pm Mens Darts
Fri 7:30pm Bingo
Sat Cribbage Pot Luck.
211 Thames St N, Ingersoll, 519-485-2580.
RECYCLE
DAY
Pre-arranged Pickup Available call 519-285-3349
APRIL 11th 8am-3pm
THAMESFORD ARENA
DON’T PUT IT IN THE DUMP!
Metal Waste • White Goods
Vehicle Batteries • Waste Electronics
Bins & hauling have been
donated by:
100% of the Proceeds to Support
Community Projects
Outreach Support & information every Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-11am.
We are here to help you with housing or transportations issues, advocate for your needs, or navigate agency procedures & red tape. Street
Outreach is 12-2pm Fridays throughout downtown Woodstock.
Express Yourself! Celebrate Creativity every Wed 10-11am. Do you
like drawing, painting or crafting? How about music? Join us to relax,
enjoy & create! April 1 – Music appreciation, April 8, 15 & 29 – Make
a mess (we supply the arts & crafts supplies) & April 22 – Arm Knitting
with Carly Ann. Call Trevor at ext 215 to register.
Challenging ED (Eating Disorders) Support Group - 4th Wed of
every month 6:30-7:30pm. To help participants struggling with eating
disorders works towards replacing self-criticism with self-acceptance.
Laughter Yoga Wed Apr 15, 22 & 29, 6:30-7:15pm. Laughter Yoga
uses laughing, breathing & stretching to help ease your stress.
Laughter is the best medicine! Call Trevor at ext 215 to register
Hep C Peer Support Every 4th Fri 1-2pm. To educate & empower
those living with Hepatitis C to live well through respectful & non-judgmental sharing with peers. No registration required.
Basic Shelf Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2-4pm. If you need skills, practice
or confidence in the kitchen – this is the class for you!
Cooking with Diabetes Apr 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10am-12. 4-week, handson skill development in the kitchen for those living with diabetes.
Stress Management Mon Apr 7, 10am-12. We will look at stress &
tips for coping with stress in a healthy way.
Food & Mood Wed Apr 8, 10-11:30am. Learn to manage your mood
through healthy regular eating. Call Angie at ext 208 to register.
Family Adventures Thurs Apr 9, 4-5pm Tillsonburg. Calling all children & youth! Every program is themed & involves games, crafts &
often times a mess in the kitchen! Snacks provided. Adult/mentor
accompaniment required. Call Abbie 519-842-9008 to register.
First Aid Mon Apr 27, 10-11:30am. Injuries can happen at any time,
especially with children. Learn injury prevention techniques along with
basic life-saving skills. Call Trevor at ext 215 to register
Heart to Heart Wed Apr 29, 10-11:30am. Living with diabetes, high
blood pressure, high cholesterol or other heart conditions can be difficult, but being heart-healthy is important. In these sessions YOU are
the expert. Everyone brings their own knowledge & skills to help and
share with others. Call Trevor at ext 215 to register.
Oxford Addiction Walk-In: Information & Treatment a safe, supportive confidential place for you or someone you love to get information
& ask questions about substance use, abuse and/or internet, gaming
or gambling concerns Woodstock: 1st Thurs of month 9-11am & 3rd
Wed of month 5-7pm at 35 Metcalf St., 2nd floor.
Tillsonburg: 1st Tues of month 12:30-2:30pm at Livingston Centre
Ingersoll: 2nd Wed of month 5-7pm 4th Thurs of month 12:30-2:30pm
at Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic.
Garden Fresh Box Anyone can purchase a voucher for a box of mainly local fresh fruits & vegetables while enjoying the savings of bulk discounts & supporting local farmers! Now offered in Ingersoll,
Tillsonburg & Woodstock! Vouchers must be purchased by Apr 1 in
the town you want to pick up at. Pick up is April 14; a small box for $12
or large for $17. Purchase online at: www.naturalz.ca. For more info
call: Beth 519-539-7447 (WDDS), Trevor at 519-539-1111 ext 215
(WACHC) or Donna at 519-842-4447 (Salvation Army, Tillsonburg).
Woodstock and Area Community Health Centre – 519-539-1111.
THAMESFORD TROJANS HOCKEY
The Thamesford Trojans Jr ‘C’Hockey Club are looking to fill the following two (2) positions: General Manager, Trainer. Anyone wishing to
apply for either of these positions may email their resume to:
[email protected]
COIN CLUB
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Current Certification in Standard First Aid and C.P.R.
Experience working with children
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 519-475–4155
Or call if you have any questions: 519-475-4471
OPAL CELEBRATES 3 YEARS OF SUCCESS
Now 3 years old, Oxford People Against the Landfill has seen the success that solidarity brings. In March 2012, the word got out that Walker
plans to put a massive dump in Oxford County, affecting all residents,
but those of Zorra, Ingersoll & South-West Oxford most of all. So, we
banded together, formed a group, researched & planned. We called
on politicians to oppose it. Municipal ones were quick to espouse our
cause. That cooperation among individuals, anti-dump groups & with
elected officials has meant that what is normally a rubber stamp has
undergone close scrutiny. That’s a good thing. How strong a voice
does Oxford raise against the dump? One count is the number of print
letters submitted through the OPAL Alliance to Minister Glen Murray.
It’s unprecedented. It’s huge. It approaches 33,000 from local residents & surrounding communities. Given that Walker’s plan to put a
dump in Carmeuse’s Beachville quarry can affect us all, it is wise to
join in asking the minister at [email protected] to turn it down.
OPAL will celebrate at its Annual General Meeting, April 19, 2pm at the
Colombo Club in Beachville. All are welcome.
North Oxford History
To buy or pre-order a history book call Pauline at
519-485-0578.
The cost of the book will be $75.00.
Reserve your copy of the book today.
Make sure you get your
copy of our history.
The North Oxford
History Book Committee
Ingersoll Coin Club meets every 3rd Monday at 7:30pm at Ingersoll
Services for Seniors. Features a brief talk on coins & coin auction.
C.H.i.P.
April 11, 10am-3pm at Mount Olivet Lodge No. 300 Harrison St,
Thorndale, is providing a MasoniCh.I.P. program free of charge. For
more information go to www.masonichip.ca. The Ch.I.P. portion of our
name refers to Child Information Program. The MasoniCh.I.P. program uses modern, police-approved techniques to create a child identification kit for the ones you love. The kit collects photos, video, voice
recordings, digital fingerprints, dental impressions, saliva swabs as
well as traditional statistical information (height, weight, hair & eye
colour, etc). This information is matched to work seamlessly with
Ontario's law enforcement providers. By being so compatible, the critical identifying information can be broadcast & shared more quickly
than ever before to assist with the safe recovery of missing children.
The MasoniCh.I.P. program is brought exclusively to families by dedicated Masons & their volunteers, free of charge along with our sentiment that "We hope you never need to use it." For more information
go to www.masonichip.ca.
EMBRO HIGHLAND GAMES - July 1st, 2015
The Zorra Caledonian Society is gearing up for the annual Embro
Highland Games July 1 at the Embro Community Center. The longest
running event of its kind in Ontario, it offers a broad range of family
entertainment, with pipe bands, individual piping & drumming and
Scottish dancing competitions along with the Ontario heavy events
championship, tug-of-war competitions & a runners’ road race. Sheep
herding & agility dogs, a classic British car show, Scottish cattle, children’s games & crafts, Scottish vendors and Clan displays where you
may discover a Scottish family connection round out the day. Visit
embrohighlandgames.ca for a full description.
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
Save twice the lives! Consider donating blood with someone you
know. 1 out of every 2 people who donate for the first time brings a coworker, a friend or a family member.
Thorndale Blood Donor Clinic Tues, April 7
Thorndale Community Centre, 275 Upper Queen St., 5pm-8pm.
Tillsonburg Blood Donor Clinic** Fri, April 10
North Broadway Church, 6 North St E*, 5pm-8pm*
**Clinics now monthly!
*note change in hours and usual location
Ingersoll Blood Donor Clinic Mon, April 20
Unifor Local 88 Hall, 364 Victoria St**, 5pm-8pm**
**please note change in hours and location**
To book an appointment download the GiveBlood app, visit blood.ca
or call 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
Carson’s Services & Steel Repairs
Welding & Fabrication
Aluminum - Stainless Steel - Steel
PORTABLE WELDING
Bob Carson
519-475-4802
Cell: 519-532-0279
RR#2, Embro, ON. N0J 1J0 RD. 84, 844126
BILL C-51 OVERREACHES
Though the government claims that the Terrorist Act is to protect
Canadians, a recent crowd in London including several Oxford residents heard that this controversial & hasty bill is in itself a threat to
many. Typically of many pieces of legislation, it addresses far too
many concerns to merely pinpoint radical extremist tendencies – it
modifies 9 other laws already on the books & even questions the
Charter of Rights which Canadians hold dear. Interference with economic activity is one of the many things covered by it. Does that mean
that the shopper who boycotts products which used to be processed
nearby but now are subcontracted to other nations is in violation of the
act? Does it include those who ask that our environment be kept clean
for the next 7 generations? Does this overreaching & vague act allow
the government to decide not to reply to a question about an injustice?
Apparently yes. Most surprisingly, the act allows people to accuse
someone of being a terrorist without giving proof & without identifying
himself to the court. Further, the accuser can testify from behind a
screen. In a time when this same government is demanding that
nobody remain anonymous in public, it is astonishing that Ottawa
would allow this secrecy. Bill C-51, supposed to protect Canadians &
to save us from worry, creates worry because of its overreach.
CLASSIFIEDS
FIND
WHAT YOU NEED
McKINNON CUSTOM
FRAMING & ART SHOP
Creative Custom Framing
Art, Needlepoint, Photography, Laminating
Home Consultation Available
1-855-765-4192 [email protected]
STUMPS REMOVED
Grinding of stumps up to 4 feet high.
Fence wire? No problem! Free estimates.
John Conway 519-461-1839
DAVE CROWLEY
LICENSED
ELECTRICIAN
Farm - Residential - Industrial 519-349-2319
MUSIC LESSONS
• Guitar • Piano • Drums • Voice • Accordion
• Banjo • Ukulele • Keyboard • Mandolin • Bass
Ingersoll Music Academy 40 King St. E, Ingersoll
519-485-1213 www.IngersollMusicAcademy.ca
OLD TIME RADIO SHOW & DINNER
The Old Time Radio Show & Dinner Sat May 9 at St. James' Church
Ingersoll. Step into the time machine & head back to the glorious days
of radio of the late 1940's and early 50's as we recreate the feel of the
famous NBC & CBS radio broadcast theatres. Enjoy unparalleled suspense, adventure, comedy & music programming from yesteryear.
The St. James' Radio Players Theatrical Troupe will once again be
presenting an evening of old time radio standards. Your evening will
begin with Cocktails at 6pm; Dinner at 6:30pm (a buffet dinner deliciously prepared & served by Thamesford's Julie Cook's catering firm
"Eat Your Heart Out"); and then, the Radio Show at 7:45pm. Our talented cast will entertain & delight you with their renditions of classic
radio episodes, songs & commercials from the
past. Tickets for the evening are $25 and a portion
of the money raised will be donated to The
Ingersoll Relay for Life. So call the church office at
519-485-0385 to reserve your tickets. Simply tell
Nancy Gallant, our office administrator with how
many tickets you require. A fun & delicious evening
awaits you, your friends & family members this
spring at St. James' parish hall.
MARIE’S PAINTING
Interior & Exterior Painting
Find me on facebook Call 519-494-5254
NEW TVs
LED TVs from 15” to 70”
Complete in home service, delivery & set-up.
Shurr Electronics 157 Thames St. Ingersoll
519-485-2790
KL BOOKKEEPING
SERVICES
Small business bookkeeping
Karen Lucas, H.B.A., 20+ years experience
[email protected] ~ 519-461-0370
Now doing personal tax returns.
TV REPAIR
Repair to all Makes & Models
In home service, wiring and setup.
Repair to any electronic items.
Shurr Electronics 157 Thames St. Ingersoll
519-485-2790
THE CANINE STROLLER
Dog walker. Pet sitter. Transportation assistance.
15+ years working with animals in Veterinary
Clinics as well as The London Humane Society.
Please call Shelley Freeman
519.532.2854
THE MUSIC OF ABBA
April 25 - Perhaps a night of ABBA music is the ultimate “guilty pleasure” for us all. With hundreds of millions of albums sold, some 40
years after being
formed, the music
of ABBA can still be
heard & seen,
everywhere. We
are very pleased to
present the iconic
songs of ABBA in
all their pop, rock,
dance & evocative
ballad glory. All
proceeds
from
Jeans 'n Classics
London concerts
go to Habitat for
H u m a n i t y Heartland Ontario.
Ticket prices are
$55 & $69. So pull out your bell bottoms & practice your dance moves
& contact Allison for tickets or for more info 519-455-6623 ext 229,
[email protected]
HISTORICALLY BOUND
Historically Bound: The History of
Embro and West Zorra: Copies
available at Zorra Twp. Office;
Beachville Museum, Embro Cheese
House; Merrifields Book Store,
Woodstock;
Oxford
County
Genealogy Society, Woodstock;
Stratford-Perth Museum and Stratford-Perth Archives; St Marys
Museum, JC Graphics, Thamesford or email [email protected] or by calling Helen 519-475-4874
$100, 2 volume set.
WOODSTOCK CHORALAIRES
The Woodstock Choralaires presents "Broadway Songbook" featuring: Kayla James, Stephanie Roth, Matt Cassidy & Michael Vanhevel
on Apr 24 & 25 at 7:30pm at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church,
735 Frontenac Cres.,Woodstock. Tickets: Merrifield Book Store, 519536-7630 or ticketscene.ca. General Seating $20, Reserved Seating
$25, Children under 12 - $12. www.woodstockchoralalires.ca.
INGERSOLL ICE GIRL’S HOCKEY
Ingersoll Ice Girl’s Hockey Association will be hosting tryouts from
Atom-Midget the last 2 weeks of April in Dorchester. Please check our
website for further details www.ingersollgirlshockey.ca. Please join us
at tryouts and enjoy the fun & friendship of girl’s hockey!
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10th ANNUAL PANCAKE HOUSE
Oxford’s 10th Annual 4-H Pancake House at
Jakeman's Maple Farm, 454414 Trillium Line
Sweaburg April 3 & 4. Time: 9am-1:30pm.
Come to Jakeman's Maple Farm to enjoy fluffy
pancakes drizzled with Jakeman's Award
Winning Maple Syrup, breakfast sausages &
maple baked beans. All meals are prepared &
served by Oxford County 4-H members.
Proceeds will support local 4-H clubs. Horsedrawn rides are offered, weather permitting.
Fun for the whole family! Tickets are not sold
in advance, just arrive between 9am and
1:30pm to enjoy a delicious brunch!
HEALTH ALERT FROM HARVARD U
Harvard has a pretty prestigious reputation for reliable science. That’s
why residents of Oxford should be interested in a recent publication
which links the presence of fine particulate matter in the air to risks for
pregnant women & their babies. In a December 2014 press release
researcher Marc Weisskopf states that “Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate matter specifically during pregnancy - particularly during the 3rd trimester - may face up to twice the risk of having a
child with autism”. Weisskopf’s study followed 116,000 women & their
children across the United States. Those results may serve as a warning to families in Oxford County that fine particulate matter is a concern. It is not just the necessity to dust the house constantly & to wash
the car weekly, it is a question of what these microscopic particles do
to our health. We are lucky then that Oxford Public Health is collecting data for a study of air here, a study with the assistance of
Canada’s resident expert on dust & fine particulate matter, Dr. Ray
Copes. Oxfordians will await the results with anticipation.
BEACHVILLE LEGION BRANCH 495
Apr 1: General Members Meeting 8pm
Apr 3: Good Friday Fish & Chips 5pm
Apr 5: Sunday Brunch 10am-12:30pm
Got some spare time? We are looking for volunteers to help in all
areas of operation. Call for details. You don’t need to be a member.
Students: Call us to serve your community hours.
Thurs night Euchre 7pm • Friday Night League Darts 8pm
April: Friday Night Suppers 5:30pm
3rd: Fish & Chips (5:00pm) • 10th: Chicken
17th: Ham & Scallop Potatoes • 24th: Lasagna
Planning a party or family get-together? We supply the bar & entertainment... You supply the people. Call Ray for details. HALL
RENTAL: Banquets, Weddings, Family Gatherings. Open Thurs 6:30,
Fri 4:30, Sat 4:00. Ph. 519-423-6363, http://sites.google.
com/site/rclbr495beachville/, Email: [email protected]
Working together in the community with “Beachville Parks &
Recreation”.
OXFORD WI SPRING MEETING
Ron Calhoun
Ron Calhoun & his wife Fran moved to Thamesford
in the 1960’s, living just north of the village,on the
river bend. Ron was employed at General Motors of
Canada, Diesel Division in London until his retirement in 1987. He has been actively involved in
many community, provincial & national charitable
organizations. Ron was the national special events
chairperson for the Canadian Cancer Society when
Terry Fox ran across Canada in his Marathon of
Hope Journey, in 1980. The annual Terry Fox Run
continues worldwide to provide funding for cancer
research. Ron was honoured with the “Lifestyle
Award” from the federal government in 1978, the “
Award of Recognition” from the Ontario
Government, in 1987, the “Ontario Medal for Good
Citizenship”, in 1996 & various other recognitions.
This monthly feature is brought to you by the Village Voice as a way to get
to know your community better! When the new Thamesford Library &
Resource Centre opened, the Wall of Recognition featured many people who
built our community. Each month we feature one of these people.
Thirty-five Women’s Institute members of Oxford District met Mar 2 at
the OMAF office in Woodstock. The meeting opened with the Institute
Ode & the Mary Stewart Collect. Glenna Ladelle our Southern area
voting delegate informed us of the latest news from head office at the
Erland Lee Home in Stoney Creek. Shonna Ward gave the 4H report.
There will be a 4H Oxford/Perth exchange this summer to B.C.
Oxford District made a donation towards this project. This year is the
100th anniversary for 4H. The Rose Program co-ordinator, Sheila
Greason, announced that since the monthly meetings are in the printed program, only TBA meetings not already in the program need to be
reported & sent to her before the end of April. The Advocacy report
was given by Nancy Muir. Liz Harrison thanked the members for their
donations to the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario. Oxford
District WI sent in a letter of nomination for the International Women’s
Day appreSHEation award. The group proudly accepted the award on
March 6th at the Oxford Auditorium. We thank our members and the
International Women’s Day committee for this honour.
Some upcoming dates to remember:
April 25 - “Women Walk the World” at Woodstock Fairgrounds 1011:30am. A “Flashmob” will take place at 11:30am.
May 9 – Oxford Celebrates Women at Embro Community Centre.
Deadline for tickets $50 each is Apr 15.
October 16 - “Elvis Night” place & price TBA
October 27 - Southern Area Conference at Helenic Center in London.
OXFORD GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
April 13 Artifacts From a World War II Nursing Sister's Collection:
Mementos from a Mother to a Daughter will be presented at the April
meeting of the Oxford Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society to
be held at the Woodstock Public Library 6:45pm. Elizabeth Martin will
share momentos & memories of her mother who was a nurse serving
in WW II. Everyone welcome. For more info: call 519-421-1700 or
check the website www.oxford.ogs.on.ca.
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Apr 9
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Meet 1st & 3rd Mondays
Call Dave 519-285-3016
“Sleeping Children Around the World” will be explained by
Richard and Joan Hryniw.
May 16 & 18 Calithumpian weekend & our annual book sale.
July 31 Beryl Baigent, local poet, reading in the Beaty Room.
INGERSOLL HORTICULTURE SOCIETY
We are having a Plant Exchange. Members of the Ingersoll & District
Horticultural Society will dig up/divide plants from their gardens/borders for their April 28 meeting. They will bring up to 4 of these, well
labeled OR house plants OR started seedlings. At the meeting, opportunity will be given to select & take home a plant or plant(s) someone
else brought. The goal is to share some good plants at no cost. Bring
a friend & enjoy a great night. There will also be a Master Gardener
there to answer any of your questions as well as much info on the
coming season. And coming in May is our Annual Plant Auction! Join
us at St James Anglican Church Hall, 180 Oxford St, Apr 28, 7:30pm.
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LAWN BOWLING for SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS
THAMESFORD LIBRARY COMMITTEE
TPLAC - Thamesford Public Library Advisory Committee
Please mark Thurs, April 9, 7pm on your calendar to attend a program
brought to you by our Committee in the Thamesford Public Library Beaty Room. Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW) will be our
guests for the evening to bring you information of their organization.
This is a charity that raises money & distributes Bed Kits to children
living in poverty. As a 100% charity, every dollar of every donation
received by this SCAW goes toward the cause. Built on the notion that
every child deserves a good night’s sleep, the charity has raised more
than $23 Million to provide BEDKITS for children in more than 30
countries. “Sleeping Children Around the World” will be explained by
Richard & Joan Hyniw from Lakeside. Dave Dryden is currently the
chairman of SCAW, retired National Hockey Player (goalie with
Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres & Edmonton Oilers also a retired
Special Education Teacher, Principal & now a consultant for the NHL).
His father Murray Dryden was the founder of SCAW.
P.S. We are looking forward to seeing you Apr 9th in the Beaty Room.
Also we invite anyone who is interested in being part of our group to
please come out & join us, we would certainly welcome you to do so.
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friends! Ingersoll Lawn Bowling Club is providing a league for children
/ youth 7-18 years of age with special needs (siblings & friends welcome). This league will meet each Wed, June 17-Aug 12, 6:30pm8pm. Cost $50 each child, this will include a team shirt, trophy, group
picture & end of season party. There will be theme nights planned
throughout the summer! Parents / caregivers will be asked to provide
snack for one of the evenings. Registration: Sat May 9, 10:30am-12
noon at Ingersoll Lawn Bowling Club, 107 Ann St, Ingersoll. If you
have questions feel free to email [email protected] On site
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OXFORD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MEETING
Oxford Community Foundation’s Annual General Meeting May 6, 7pm
at Oxford Children’s Aid Society, 712 Peel St, Woodstock. All are welcome! Presentations by 2014 grant recipients. Board of Directors is
interested in recruiting additional Board members. Call 519-539-7447
or email [email protected] with questions.
THORNDALE LIBRARY
Build a Babysitting Toolkit is a tweens & teens program on Sat, Apr 11,
10am-1pm. This Toolkit will include activities, books & emergency
information that will be great for you to take to babysitting jobs! There
is no cost but space is limited to 12.
Fri, Apr 17 is a PA Day & the library is having a Mythbusters program
at 1:30pm. Based on the popular TV show, this program challenges
participants to use their scientific skills to determine whether or not a
variety of proposed statements are myths!
The NFB Film Club showing of ‘Stories We Tell’ takes place Wed, Apr
22, 3pm. This 110 min. documentary is an inspired, genre-twisting film
directed by Oscar nominee Sarah Polley. Polley’s playful investigation
into the elusive truth buried within the contradictions of a family of storytellers paints a touching & intriguing portrait of a complex network of
relatives, friends & strangers. A group discussion follows the film.
Join Laura on Fridays at 10:45am for Storytime following the OEYC
Play & Learn which starts at 10am. Bundle up your baby or toddler for
an hour and a half of fun with stories, rhymes, songs & play!
The final Free Family Movie Night of the season will be held Fri, Apr
17, 7pm. Bring out the entire family to enjoy a free showing of a
recently released film on our 10 ft. screen. Snacks will be for sale.
Contact the library if you would like to know what’s showing.
Chess Club is held the 1st & 3rd Wed, 6:30-7:30pm. Join us to learn
or to hone your skills with Robert Kavelman. All ages & abilities.
The Brush-up! Art Club takes place Wed, Apr 8, 2:30-4:30pm. We
invite you to join other amateur artists to work on your current art project or to get inspiration to start a new project.
Thames Centre Seniors Tai Chi continues Fridays at 11:30am with
June Ross. This hour long program is $4 pay as you go.
Stitch ‘n Chat is the name of the program for knitters & crocheters to
be held Wed, Apr 22, 7pm. You can work on your item while enjoying
a conversation & light refreshments.
Daytime Book Club will meet Wed, Apr 1, 2:30pm. The book for discussion will be Sisters in the Wilderness by Charlotte Gray.
Evening Book Club will meet Thurs, Apr 23, 7pm to discuss the book
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. Copies are
available at the library.
There’s still time to join in the Thames Centre
Reads. Contact the Dorchester or Thorndale
Library if you would like a copy of Call of the
Wild by Jack London. This program continues
until Sat, Apr 18.
For more information please contact the
library at 519-461-1150 or visit us at 21790
Fairview Rd. www.middlesex.library.on.ca.
RV CORNER
Sitting here looking out the window & almost watching the snow piles
disappear in front of you gives you the itch to get going & start getting
things ready for another camping season. It is funny how you can go
outside and it is only 3 degrees but you think it is 13 degrees & warm
after the cold snap that we had in our region. We finished up our 2
shows one in London & the other in Hamilton and would like to thank
the customers that came out & supported us. We are looking at doing
more off premises shows this year & we will keep you informed as to
where we will be. The weekend of Mar 27, 28 & 29 we had one of our
trailers over at the Woodstock Home Show to be the green room for
the special celebrity speakers from HGTV, celebrity real estate expert
Sandra Rinomato & Damon Bennett, Mike Holmes right hand man.
The pair used the trailer to relax & unwind between sharing their
expertise with attendees of the show. Ingersoll RV was very pleased
to have one of our products chosen to be the green room. When you
get your RV out of storage, this would be the perfect time to give your
roof the once over after the harsh winter. Your roof often gets neglected & is one of the more important areas on your RV. A deteriorating,
cracked or ripped roof will strip years off of your unit & could very well
make it worthless if it developed serious leaks that were not caught &
repaired in time. Use caution when up on your roof & consider using
a ladder to climb up on it, manufacturers have stated that ladders
attached to your Rv are rated for 200-250 lbs. but I have seen ladders
bent & screws pulled away from being climbed on. Go up on your roof
& use a broom to sweep away any debris before you start your cleaning process. Once you are sure there are no cracks or punctures, start
your cleaning process, people post all kinds of different solutions that
they say works for them but remember the companies that develop
special washes & sealants work closely with the manufactures of roofing materials & know exactly what will harm & what will not deteriorate
your roof. One product that works well is Protect All rubber roof cleaner & treatment. The process is not time consuming & is an excellent
way of adding life to your home away from home. If you wish to contact us we would be happy to send you the directions on doing the
cleaning & treatment or if getting up on your roof is not your cup of tea,
call us & we would be pleased to schedule your trailer in for its cleaning call anytime 519-425-2237 or 226-228-3120. I have been in withdrawal from grilling since last summer & decided to go to the butcher
and purchase some T-bone steaks to grill up & came home with one
that I am going to hide in the freezer because it weighed in at 32 oz.
and I would bet the farm the good wife is going to say it is a lot bigger
than the palm of my hand (I think this will be a steak night for a night
when she is away). Anyhow getting back to the steak, there are a lot
of marinades on the market & when you look at the shelves which one
is best? Your best bet to real tender steak is to get it out of the fridge
about an hour before grilling & give it good coating of kosher salt, sear
it on the grill turning often then set off to a little cooler side of grill to
cook slowly inside. Pepper it afterwards so you don’t burn the pepper
& use your sauces to dip in. Let me know if you have a favourite tried
& true way of grilling.
Happy Camping, Dave Hunt, Ingersoll RV
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INGERSOLL SENIORS CENTRE
250 Ingersoll St S, 519-485-3869. Coming events...
Wednesday Lunches are Back! at 12 noon. $8 for a full-course meal...
no tax.. no tip.. Great Deal!
2015- 2016 Membership Renewals Just a
reminder about our membership: Yearly
Fee is $30, effective Apr 1-Mar 31. New this
year: You will receive a membership card.
Keep your card in your wallet! You will be
required to show your card for registration &
drop in programs.
Annual Yard Sale Sat Apr 18, 8am-12 noon. Also serving “Bacon on
a Bun”. Donations welcome, but remember please only useable donations (if it is beyond repair, we cannot sell it! Also clothing not accepted). Volunteers needed to help with: Pre-sorting, carting, unpacking,
pricing, selling and help with breakfast.
“New” Massage Therapy Clinic Welcome Kelly Kupczyk RMT. Kelly
comes highly recommended by several of her clients who are members at the Centre. This partnership compliments our Centre philosophy of active, healthy living. Members & non-members pay the same
fee for a massage. Members Introductory Special: Members in good
Standing will receive a 1 Hour Massage for the ½ hour price. (One
time only). Appointments booked directly with Kelly 226-973-8673.
New Recipe Club the 3rd Thursday of each month 2pm. A new Club
for those looking to break out of the boredom of cooking & baking. To
date we have enjoyed: Appetizers, learned to bake Biscotti's,
Christmas Treats & Healthy Soups.
We also offer a variety of other clubs: Book Club, Walking Club,
Knitting Club, Carving Club, Travel Club and of course cards! Another
popular Club is our “Dining Out Club” Once a month we visit local
restaurants to enjoy a variety of Dining Experiences.
2015 Bus Trips
Back by Popular Demand: Ripley's Aquarium & Steam Whistle
Brewery: Wed Apr 15. Learn how Canada's Premium Pilsner is made,
meet their friendly staff & enjoy a sample of their beer. You will learn
why Steam Whistle was designated one of Toronto's “green buildings”
& about their railway history. 3 course lunch at Hot House Cafe, followed by a self-guided tour of Ripley's Aquarium.
Ottawa - 3 days/2 nights, June 7-9, Three Day get-a-way includes city
tour, canal cruise, admission to Museum of History and a visit to the
Diefenbunker.
OPEN PAINT DAYS
Forest City Decorative Artists, FCDA, is an organization made up of a
group of people who love to paint. We invite anyone over 19 to join us
for a few hours of painting with like minded folks. This is a free, fun &
informal event so bring your own paint & projects, or just drop by to
say hello. Sunday April 12, May 17 & June 14 beginning at 10am at
4093 Meadowbrook Dr Unit 105, London, (Guthries Art Supplies). If
you would like more info or to see our upcoming classes please visit
www.fcdartists.com or send us an email at [email protected] or
call Karen 519-434-6361.
T hamesford
Benches & Planters
FOR SALE
Bench with Plaque $500
Planter $300
Call Linda 519-285-3249
These cheerful, public items make a
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BUSINESS
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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS
Celebrating 100 years of the motto “Self Help & Community
Betterment” By Laura Green
Just over 500 past members & guests gathered at the Oxford
Auditorium in Woodstock March 21, to celebrate a milestone in the
history of the Oxford County Junior Farmers with a dinner & dance.
This organization for young people between the ages of 15-29 of all
backgrounds but especially those in rural Ontario celebrated 100
years of friendship, leadership development, education & community
betterment. At this evening event, 2015 President Karen de Bruyn
presented Geoff Innes -1989 president with the Lifetime Achievement
Award. This award is presented to a past Oxford Junior Farmer who
has taken the Junior Farmer motto of “self-help & community betterment” beyond their years as a member & has incorporated it into their
lifestyle. Geoff was very involved in Junior Farmers at both the county & provincial level. He has been 4-H volunteer (leader) since 1985 &
serves as the Oxford 4-H association treasurer. He has been a director, secretary & president of the Embro & Zorra Agricultural Society.
Geoff has volunteered with United Way of Oxford, was a key person
in the initiation of Agriculture in the Classroom in Oxford County & a
current director of the Oxford Farm Safety Committee. Geoff is currently the 1st vice president of the Zorra Caledonian Society. Geoff
was inducted into the Oxford County Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2009
and recipient of the Oxford 4-H Arbour Award in 2003.
KEEP CALM THE BRITISH ARE COMING
Oxford Lions Club presents: Keep Calm The British Are Coming a
music & comedy show. Laugh with the “Never Ready for Anything”
players with musical performances by Hwy 19, One Eyed Jack & the
Fogg Duckers, ValenTina Plasaj & Felicia McMinn. On Sat May 23 at
WCI, 35 Riddell St, Woodstock, tickets $15. All the proceeds from this
event go to Sakura House in Woodstock and other Lion’s projects.
Tickets are available at FirstOntario Credit Union in Woodstock &
Ingersoll, from any Oxford Lions member or by calling 519-539-7437.
SALES•SERVICE•RENTALS
ANNUAL YARD & BAKE SALE
Sacred Heart CWL Ingersoll. We invite you to our Annual Yard & Bake
Sale. It will be held Sat, April 11, 8am to 12:00 noon at Henderson Hall
John St in Ingersoll. On Fri, April 10, 1pm to 7pm we will be accepting
gently used or new items. For our Bake Table you can also donate
your home made goodies. All proceeds will go to CWL local and mission projects. Thank you for your support.
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3 Mths rental on conversions
from other companies!
Basic install on all rentals
& purchases!
Call Dave at
519-349-2040
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water right."
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from
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing
the world, one child and one community at a time. We meet on the 1st,
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month Sept-June at the Ingersoll Seniors
Centre. We have over 30 active members. Check us out on Facebook,
kiwanisingersoll.ca or call: Gary VanKooten 519-485-4310.
Mike Kettlewell
&
Buck & Doe Racheal Roefs
Sat. April 25, 2015 8pm-1am
Food, Games, Prizes
Please call for information $10.00/ticket
519-283-6228 Friends & Family are invited.
BUSINESS
ASSOCIATION
John De Brabandere - B.A.A. Nate Dundas - Landscape Designer
Integrated Land Planning Technologies
Graduate of Landscape Design
519-630-1889
JIM GOARLEY
519-671-0681
Operations Manager
P: London East 519-451-2886
[email protected]
46 Firestone Blvd., London
P: Ingersoll 226-984-9284
At Glassford Chrysler
30 Samnah Crescent, Ingersoll
Golf Tournament
Community
Fundraiser 2015
Save The Date
SUN. JUNE 7th
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FUN!
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All proceeds go directly to our
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Contact Pat at [email protected]
519-285-3538
25 OWEN ST.,
INGERSOLL
NEW LISTING! 2 Bedroom
Bungalow situated on a 115’ x 90’
country lot. Open concept main
floor offers a spacious eat-in country kitchen, living room with hardwood floors and rough in for a
wood/corn stove. Master bedroom
has his and hers closets. Basement
has great potential to be finished
with room for a 24 ft rec room plus
plenty of storage in the 24 ft utility
room. TEXT: T40012161
188,500
$
469,900
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$
254,900
D
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Holly
McIntyre
*
Above Average 2 Storey!
Absolutely Stunning 3BR
3.5Bathhomeon landscaped
pie shaped lot, Park like
Impressive Kitchen / living
rm, Spacious Bdrms,
Luxurious Master with
ensuite & 2 Walk-in closets,
Fabulous finished lower
level, tons of updates!
313 WHITING ST.,
INGERSOLL
269,900
Lovely 3 BR 4 Lvl back split
on a large pie lot in the
White Oaks area. Kitchen
has new granite counter.
Formal LR & DR complete
the main flr. 3rd level has lg
FR with fireplace with
roomtoputa4thBRand 4th
level is finished. Upstairs
has hardwood flrs in the
bedrooms.
777-9295
CELL: 519-
29 FINLAYSON DR.,
THAMESFORD
3+2 BR raised ranch on a
90’x132’ lot. Upgrades
include: HRV system, newer
roof, main flr laundry, some
newer windows. Has very
spacious rms: 26.6 ft LR,
36 ft FR with fireplace, formal living room with hardwood flrs, eat-in oak
kitchen. TEXT: T40004036
365 OXFORD AVE.,
INGERSOLL
155117 15 LINE.,
THAMESFORD
TEXT: T40012127
$
35 SCHNELLER COURT.,
BADEN
398 KING ST. WEST,
INGERSOLL
209,900
$
105 ERICA CR.,
LONDON
New Listing! 4 level
back-split! This spacious 3+1
bdrm, 2 bath home in a
neighbourhood, Bright open
foyer w/garage access, galley
kitchen with large eat-in area
& patio drs to deck, 2nd floor
has 3 bdrms & newer 4 pce
bath, LL has 4th bdrm w/2
pce bath,large FR w/patio
doors to rear yard.
304 OXFOR ST.,
LONDON
$
New Listing! 3 BR open
concept 2 storey home on a
large corner lot. Main floor
wows with 17 ft ceilings with
2 storey windows in the great
rm, gas fireplace, hardwood
floors. Kitchen and dining rm
have upgraded ceramic flrs,
oak cupboards with tile backsplash. TEXT: T40012128
314,900
128 ELGIN ST.,
EMBRO
181 ELIZABETH AVE.,
INGERSOLL
6 OWEN ST.,
INGERSOLL
$
[email protected]
*Sales Representative
Brokerage
® Independently Owned & Operated
$
$
$
$
$
$
314,900
149,900
314,900
282,900
315,000
259,900
New Listing! Gorgeous home
backing onto Farm land! Four bedroom 2 storey home backing onto
farm land. Main floor is open concept with a cherry finished kitchen
with ceramic floors, water treatment and peninsula with breakfast
bar. Formal living room and family
room have hardwood floors and
living room has a rough in for a
gas fireplace. Backyard has both a
sun deck and patio. Text: T40012157
JUST LISTED! 4 br, 2 bath
bungalow is in need of some TLC.
Overlooks a gorgeous 135x130
treed lot with a stream. Main flr has
4 bdrms, 4 pc bath, kitchen, DR,
LR. LL has Huge Rec Rm, pool
table & gas FP, a 3pc bath,
Laundry, workshop area. Walkout
from LL to private fenced yard
w/patio, above ground pool. Sold
in `as is`. TEXT: T40012126
NEW LISTING! Located
on one of Ingersoll’s historical streets. This 2 1/2 Storey
Brick home offers 4 bdrms,
updated kitchen, pockets
doors, 12” baseboards, 9ft
ceilings, leaded glass, rebuilt
wrap around porch, basement & 382’ backyard
w|huge barn & heated
shop! TEXT: T40012142
NEW LISTING! Open
concept 3 BR raised ranch on
a lg 86x121 ft inside corner
lot. Main flr has updated
kitchen with ceramic flrs, lg
dining rm, spacious BR's, and
patio doors open to a deck
with stairs to the fully fenced
& landscaped. Lower level has
24.6’ family room with fireplace. TEXT: T40012863
Larger than it Looks! This 4+2
bdrm 3 bath home is HUGE!
Offering a mudroom, 2 car gar,
Family Rm, Great Rm w/French
drs, a gas fireplace , inground
pool, gorgeous eat- in kitchen
w/patio doors overlooks pool
area, huge DR/LR with French
drs, 4 bdrms on one level, MB
w balcony & ensuite, Close to
401 & Cami. TEXT: T176914
NEW LISTING! Open concept 3 BR 4 lvl side split on a lg
fenced lot. Newer kitchen dining
room and living room has hardwood flrs, electric fireplace with
built ins, new main bath 14’, 3
seasons sun room, lg 3rd lvl
family room with 3 pc bath plus
bonus finished hobby room in
the 4th lvl. home! TEXT:
T40012865
Alison
Porter
*
854-0856
CELL: 519-
[email protected]
ART IN THE HEART
Thank you to everyone who came out to see the Art Show in the Beaty
Room Mar 22. Thank you to TPLAC (Thamesford Public Library
Advisory Committee) who sponsored the show as well as setting up
the historical banners in the entry hall. It seems to be a sign of spring
when folks come out to enjoy the art shows. This month you’ll find
many of the artists in Oxford County are getting ready for the May 2 &
3 Studio Tour. Circle that weekend on your calendar now, it will be
here before you know it. It’s guaranteed to be a perfect weekend for
it. (If it rains you can’t work in your garden anyway & if the sun shines
you’ll be able to enjoy the warmth as you travel from one studio to
another.) This is a unique opportunity to gaze into the heart & soul of
the many artists creating for the pure joy of it. Not only is the creating
& developing of our piece(s) of art a lovingy act but the other half of
that is the desire to share it with you! (Much like the art of music.) We
want to share these with you, our friends, family & neighbours. These
are pieces of the art in our hearts. We know that not every budget can
afford an original but rather we delight in your appreciation of our creative works. Perhaps you can afford a print or even a couple of art
cards. We always appreciate your support. I was recently at the
Woodstock Art Gallery (WAG). If you haven’t been to the Gallery
recently it’s time for an outing. Of the many programs & classes here
are 3 events that were suggested. Simple Solar Etching (no chemicals
or acids involved) an all-day adult event Sat April 11. For this you will
need to register - all materials are included in the registration cost.
There are free events happening as well. WAG it Wednesdays, on
April 1 is called “Fun with Collage”. It is a Drop-in Open Studio from 57pm. Wed April 8, 7-8pm there is an Artist Talk by John Hartman a
Canadian landscape painter. I think there is something for everyone
there. And a tour through the building shows well what genres of art
are out there. Before I forget to mention it the London Studio Tour
takes place the weekend of April 17-19. Pick up a brochure/map at
your local library. If you have any suggestions or comments please
contact me [email protected]
Technical Solutions
Robert C. (Bob) McDonald
Computer Repairs
House Calls • Free Estimates
Debugging • Formatting
HookUps • Reloads
Specializing in Internet Issues
Phone: 519-285-2979
[email protected]
Ingersoll Senior Centre
Annual
INDOOR
YARD SALE
Sat. April 18
Breakfast
Available
Bacon on a Bun
$3.00
8am - 12 noon
250 Ingersoll St. S., Ingersoll
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
SEPTIC TANK CLEANING
SAME DAY
SERVICE
Residential & Commercial
Cel: 519-878-0678
Serving Your Community Since 1878
[email protected]
Office: 519-285-5069
Offering Farm,
Residential, Commercial
& Automobile
Insurance Services.
519-285-2916
www.oxfordmutual.com
Local People.
Exceptional Service!
Embro lawn bowling season is fast approaching. We are looking
ahead to another successful season & we welcome new bowlers. We
invite you to our opening jitney Mon May 18, 7pm. We offer 3 free
instructions to be used in the month of May. Our club is also hosting
a District Pairs event this year. Support your local community, mark
these dates on your calendar: Sat June 13 & Sun June14. This is the
best of the best challenging each other in competition play. How great
it would be to have a sizeable number of spectators attend this event.
More details will follow closer to the date. Looking forward to seeing
you on the greens.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Ingersoll Lawn Bowling Club is providing a summer league for children/youth with special needs, their siblings & friends. We need dedicated volunteers who are willing to work both one on one & in groups
helping children participate in a lawn bowling league. Our goals are
for the children/youth to learn new skills, develop friendships & have
fun. Our league will play each Wed evening June 17 - Aug 12,
6:30pm-8:30pm, at the Ingersoll Lawn Bowling Club. Volunteers do
not need to commit to assisting every Wednesday evening during the
summer. If you are interested contact Cindy Male,
[email protected]
YARD & BAKE SALE AT PIPE BAND HALL
The Daughters of the Nile are having their annual Yard & Bake Sale
on Sat, Apr 11 from 7am-12 pm at the Ingersoll Pipe Band Hall on
Wonham St. Daughters of the Nile support Shriners hospitals.
EMBRO LEGION BREAKFAST
Everyone is welcome to breakfast at the Embro Legion Sun April 12,
9am-1pm.
COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY IS ON A ROLL
Community? Yes, Oxford County has a
sense of community in its rural & urban
areas. Research says so. So do people
you might ask. That’s why the effort led
by 15 community members and with the
support of the County to help us define
who & what we are and where we want
to go has engaged people in face-toface discussions & on line. World Cafes
and IdeaScale are now complete, but
not forgotten. Sustainable? If you start
something, you want it to continue if it is
good, and the World Cafes saw wonderful ideas. Then Chambers of Commerce
joined in. One steering committee member invited people to talk with him in coffee shops predicting in a way
one of the next steps: kitchen table talks start soon. In addition, a Wiki
of the draft plan appears at FutureOxford.ca for people to read, think
about, add to, edit, comment & expand. That means lots of intellectual effort will go into an exercise to lead us forward to a Sustainable
2030. All of the ideas are to find ways for us to keep what we value &
draw others to support it in ways which will not require such levels of
materials, energy or money that they cannot continue. Plan? Without
a plan, things often go wrong. Ever tried to bake a new recipe without
following step-by-step instructions? That is why we will need to consider carefully the ideas contributed at all stages and build in targets
for achievement along the way. We can’t just announce a plan &
expect success in 15 years. The actions need to be decided carefully, with a set of clear factors. They need to build on one another & to
continue to excite and sustain the community’s involvement. We’re on
a roll. Your visit to FutureOxford.ca or participation in a kitchen table
exercise through OxfordCounty.ca will help.
Fabulous 2+2 bedroom bungalow in Thames Springs. Main floor features
large foyer, front living room with tray ceiling, hardwood and ceramic
floors. Gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances and island with granite counter top. Bright eating area with doors to 16 x 25 ft deck and privacy fenced backyard. Great room has gas fireplace and built-in speakers.
Soothing master bedroom has tray ceiling, walk-in closet and en-suite bath
with separate shower and tub. Lighted stairs lead to the lower level Rec
Room, 2 bedrooms filled with light from large windows and 3 piece bathroom. Interlocking brick driveway leads to double car garage with inside
entry to main floor laundry/mud room. Check it out For Pete’s Sake!
127 Sloan Dr., Thamesford.
$359,900
EMBRO LAWN BOWLING
Peter & Sue LeBlanc
Sales Representatives
181 Commissioners Rd. W., London, ON
519-438-2222
519-670-2936 Direct Cell
www.forpetesake.com
Sutton Group Preferred Realty Inc.
Brokerage, Independently Owned
& Operated
Pardy Plumbing
& Heating Ltd.
• weddings
LINDA ARTHUR
PAUL ARTHUR
• anniversaries
• bridal showers
• birthdays
Leaky Faucets Repaired
Drains Cleaned • Boilers
Sewer Camera • Renovations
• Christmas parties
Catering for any Occasion
Tel: 519-425-1685
Fax: 519-425-9998
EMBRO MINOR BALL ASSOCIATION
Wanted: Ball Players dusty, dirty, enthusiastic, big
smiles, no chewing tobacco please. Registration
dates for 2015 Minor Ball, Girls and Boys ages 5
and up can register for Learn to Play (Blast Ball) to
Junior
Sat, Apr 11, 9-1pm at the Embro Library
Learn to Play born in 2009 and younger
Tyke
born 2007, 2008 • Atom born 2005, 2006
Lassie/Squirt born 2003, 2004 • PeeWee
born 2001, 2002
Bantam born 1999, 2000
Midget born 1997, 1998 plus up to 4 players born in 1996
Junior
born 1995, 1996 plus 1992 - 1994
We expect each family to volunteer to run the Food booth at least
once during the season. The profit from the booth (approx $1,500
annually) is re-invested in equipment each year for your children. Any
registration questions or anyone interested in Coaching or becoming
a Board member please call 519-475-4012.
CYCLING WEATHER IS COMING!
The Oxford County Cycling Advisory Committee, made up of members from county council & staff, all area municipalities, police & the
cycling community, was established 2 years ago to improve safety for
all users of our roadways. The most visual contribution to this goal has
been the installation of “Share The Road” signs on 30 kms of county
roads with postings on an additional 143 kilometres to be completed
this spring. South West Oxford Township council has supported the
county initiative, with the very able assistance of our works superintendent Bill Freeman, by installing 24 “Share The Road” signs on
Middletown Line & Mount Elgin Rd west of Hwy 19, with more to
come. More info on safe cycling & the work of this committee will be
provided in the future. Anyone with suggestions regarding cycling or
questions about the committee is invited to contact SWOX representative Keith Kindree at 485-2005 or [email protected]
Phone: 519-285-3259
Fax:
519-285-5052
• business luncheons
• banquets
Farm • Residential • Commercial
In-floor Heating & Water Piping by Wirsbo
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• pig roasts
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• corporate catering
• cocktail receptions
• dinner parties
COMMUNITY HOURS/VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are looking for volunteers for our upcoming festival, Wienerfest
Home County Festival. If you like working with animals, then this is a
fun place to be. Over 1,000 wienerdogs in one area. We are in need
of people to help us set up the festival, greet people, help with the
games & have fun. For more information please contact Linda at 519285-5123 or [email protected]
ZERO WASTE... THE IDEA IS SPREADING
First Oxford People Against the Landfill challenged The Oxford
Coalition for Social Justice to reduce their garbage. Then OPAL asked
the town council in Ingersoll to record their garbage, measure their
recycling & weigh their compost. Both agreed! Less waste is a good
thing. Now, the Coalition is paying that effort forward. They have
asked the County Council, representing all Oxford, to go public on
Earth Day about what goes in the garbage, what could be reused or
donated & what should rot away into rich soil. When popular blogger
Sarah Crellin tracked her garbage & sought ways to reduce, she
found simple solutions. Avoiding paper towels means using rags torn
from worn garments – saving money as well as the environment.
Reducing packaging & disposable items means less to sort into the
blue bin. This experience is often reported by others. At first the
garbage does down, while the recycling & compost go up. Later, they
too go down. It is a matter of money for all of us. Each time we reduce
garbage, we save money ourselves & on our taxes. Our municipal
taxes pay for garbage disposal at the Salford dump. In the eventuality that we fill the dump, our taxes would pay the mammoth cost of a
new one. It’s better to avoid garbage altogether. Like the Thamesford
Lions who are launching an April 11th Waste Diversion project for
scrap metal, e-waste & vehicle batteries, those taking the challenge
are helping the long-term environmental, financial & human health of
all in Oxford. When spreading the compost on your garden this spring,
spread the ideas by leaning over the fence to talk to your neighbour
about spreading the word on zero waste.
Dave Rutledge
thames developments
Design/Build • Custom Home & Renovations
Impressed Concrete
BREKELMANS CONTRACTING
For all your contracting needs.
Fences, Decks, Sheds, Siding,
Eavestrough, Sidewalks, Driveways
JASON BREKELMANS
519-536-0168
[email protected]
SECOND TIME LOVED PARENT TO PARENT SALE
Come & join our families at our First Annual Parent to Parent Sale on
Sat April 18, 1-4pm at the Unifor Hall, 364 Victoria St in Ingersoll. We
have something for everyone, from gently used children's clothing,
accessories & toys, to local vendors sharing the latest must haves.
Participate as a shopper or share your loved items with other families.
We have a limited number of Business vendor tables available for $30
& Parent tables are $20. Reserve your own table or share a table with
a friend! Reserve today, to not be disappointed, we are almost completely sold out! Be sure to 'capture' the moment with our professional photographer in a fun 'mini' photo shoot featuring a Lemonade
stand. Refuel with a quick snack & refreshment. Admission is only $1
& children are FREE! For more information or to reserve your table,
please email [email protected] or check out our
Facebook page Second Time Loved- Parent to Parent Sale &
Consignment.
MARIE KEASEY
Councillor Ward 2
Corporation of the Township of Zorra
274620 27th Line
P.O. Box 306,
Ingersoll, Ontario N5C 3K5
www.zorra.on.ca
Email: [email protected]
Home Ph:
Office Ph:
Toll Free:
Office Fax:
519-285-2542
519-485-2490
888-699-3868
519-485-2520
COUNCIL NEWS from MARIE KEASEY
Country GEEK
Home & Agricultural
Computer Sales & Service
In-Home or
Drop-Off Service
Doug Turvey
519-475-4937 or 519-537-9037
[email protected]
www.countrygeek.ca
As
heard
on
Featuring:
Denis Grignon
Marc Sinodinos
Greg Eckler
Pasta Dinner & Show
Friday, April 17
Embro Zorra Community Centre
Dinner & Show 7:30
Adults $25
Kids $12 (12 & under)
Dinner only 5-7 pm
Adults $15,
Kids $8 (12 & under)
info: Call Mary Anne 519 475 4325
I hope everyone has or had a good long weekend & looking forward
to spring activities. Council heard from the County’s Chief Librarian
about the library’s new outreach; for example going as a mobile unit
to the Embro arena to sign people up, explain programs, including
downloading books & provide a check out service for the books they
bring with them. If this is successful, it will be tried in Thamesford in
the fall. The County Library is renewing its movie licence and will start
showing movies in Thamesford. Check out the Library or the website
for listings & activities. A presentation was also made by Walker about
its proposed application for a landfill at Carmeuse in Beachville. There
was no news–Walker is waiting as are we for a decision by the
Ministry (province). Council received a delegation about the SaveVia
(www.SaveVia.ca ) campaign, which is working hard to reinstate the
trains to St. Marys. Save Via is also working with Network South West,
a Passenger Rail & Bus Service Action Plan. It is very important to
have viable & accessible transportation in Southwestern Ontario in
order to attract & retain commercial enterprises & accommodate both
aging and youth populations who are not driving or do not have
access to automobiles (www.swota.ca). Council passed amendments
to the Clearing of Land ByLaw which relates to snow removal onto
sidewalks & streets, clearing of rafuse, weeds, etc. Please see the
Township’s Website for a copy of the amended ByLaw. Council also
passed a motion to request MPAC look at gravel pits & quarries as a
special assessment class-supporting other Townships who have the
same issues as Zorra. As I am sure you will have experienced, the
local roads are & will not be in great shape after this very cold winter.
Just as there were issues last year, so too there will be this year. It is
impossible to work on these roads until the frost is out, so please be
aware of the bumps & holes and slow down. Reports received from
the OPP, indicate that there have been speeding tickets issued, mostly to non-residents. Thank you Zorra people for slowing down. Now we
need to get others to do the same. There is a huge issue with “911"
misdials. Each call to 911 gets treated as a serious, needs attention
call & ties up 911 resources, including police, to ensure that the call is
not a real call. This contributes to the high cost of policing. Please consider locking your phone or carrying it in such a way that it cannot misdial. There are upcoming dates & opportunities for the public to comment on various issues. Check out Future Oxford (futureoxford.ca)
which is working on a plan on how all communities in the County can
work together to build a sustainable, resilient & vital future. While the
workshops were held in March, there is an interactive version of the
draft plan on the website & a hard copy at the Library which can be
written in. (Deadline for comments Apr 6). A final draft should be presented to County Council in June & there will be an additional opportunity for comments. There is an important open house & survey
regarding the Aggregate Policy Review on April 14 at the Municipal
Office, 6:30-8pm, including a brief presentation of the policy review at
6:45pm. A survey will be launched which can be filled in at the Open
House or on the Township’s website (zorra.on.ca) or at the Municipal
Office until June 14, 2015. Don’t forget April 11 at Thamesford and
Embro Arenas for “reducing waste” opportunities–see more info. in the
Village Voice.
WANTED: NEW LIFE
You know you waaaaaant it! Everyone wants a new life. After all, the
one we’re living is never as good as the one we wish we had - a better body (or maybe at least a newer one) more money, more free time,
more toys, a better partner, a happier family, more fun friends... a better life... a new life. We see what they advertise & we want it. It’s only
natural, after all - we’re human and God put in us the desire for
improvement. From the first fig fashion statement in the Garden of
Eden to John’s visions of a new heaven & a new earth in the book of
Revelation and beyond, humanity has dreamed of a new life for ourselves. Only problem: that dream often takes us further & further from
God, which is ironic, considering God is the very source of life in the
first place. At this time of year, in the midst of budding crocuses & the
returning chirps of birds’ songs, we Christians do something very
strange. We celebrate new life - not the new life of spring (that would
be too obvious,) but the resurrected life of an itinerant preacher executed by a criminal’s death - on a cross no less! What appeared to be,
at the time, the lowest of the low, we’ve exalted for nearly 2,000 years
now. A miracle happened - from that lowly death came new life - not
only for that young Jewish rabbi, but, even more miraculously, for the
rest of the world! So, you want a better body? Start looking at it &
treating it like a temple - after all God made us in God’s image. You
want more money? Try being thankful for all the gifts you have in your
life & you’ll see, as the one bank ad asserts, ‘you’re richer than you
think.’ More free time? Start spending your time as though it is not
unlimited to you, not putting off your family & friends for work and
importance. More toys can come when you look at the wonderful creation that’s bursting out all around us. A better partner & a happier
family are possible when we start with ourselves & offer to be the best
we can be to them in the first place. And you want more fun friends try getting off Facebook & making some real connexions with real
people in a real community - you’ll be surprised who you’ll meet not
that far away & deeper connexions will always trump more connexions. Westminster United is Making Connexions - that’s what we’re all
about! We are growing, we are getting younger (yes, more young families in our midst make us all feel younger,) we are offering more ministries, giving more to our community, building strong families & having a tonne of fun doing it - we are living a new life! That’s how to get
a new life - you have to live it! Give us a try this Easter season, come
out to hear the Choir’s cantata on Good Friday at 10:30 (more than 20
voices & at least 6 instruments, it’s powerful & inspiring.) Join us at the
river at 7am on Easter morning - we know it’s early, but it really feels
like Easter when the bright sun comes over the hill to warm the cool
morning. Come have some breakfast in Westminster Hall between
services. Take in our Easter worship with communion at 10:30. Or if
that all sounds too serious for you to feel comfortable starting, come
out on April 12 at 10:30 for Humour Sunday, the day we celebrate the
joke God played on death & you never know what might happen (lots
of visitors come that day so you can try us out without being too conspicuous.) There is new life in the world today... and it’s not what you
see advertised on TV! It’s the new life of the resurrected Christ, the
new life God offers all of us, the new life we celebrate in community,
the new life we all have if we only have the eyes to see it - it’s the reason we’re Making Connexions at Westminster. “...just as Christ was
raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live
a new life.” ~ Romans 6:4b.
Rev. Mark Marshall, Westminster United Church: not your average,
old church - come see what the excitement’s about! Check us out at
thamesford-united-church.com or call us at 519-285-3212.
STRAWBERRY SUPPER IN HARRINGTON
Annual Strawberry Supper to be held
Wed, May 6 at Knox Presbyterian
Church, Harrington; $15 (5 & under
free, 6-12 years 1/2 price). Sittings:
Continuous 4:30-6:30pm; Takeout
available. To reserve: call Reta 519475-4948; Sharon 519-475-6069;
Helen 519-271-8638.
INGERSOLL LIBRARY
Kennedy’s Kridders Return! Mon April 6, PA Day, 11am-3pm. Meet
Willow, Grunt and Shelley & more – Mathew Kennedy will be bringing
some of his interesting animal friends that you can not only learn
about, but interact with! There will be a show from 1:30-2pm, and the
rest of the time is “discovery time”. Don’t miss this free event for all
ages. No registration required. Children under 7 years old must be
accompanied by a responsible adult.
Habitat for Humanity Information Session, Wed April 8. Habitat for
Humanity is building in Ingersoll! Come out to see how you can help
us build to end poverty in your community. 6-8pm in the program room
RSVP Allison 519-455-6623 ext 229, [email protected]
Ingersoll Nature Club presents: Animal Fostering, Tues April 11.
Information on animal fostering, featuring speaker Laurel Beechey,
"the skunk lady of Tillsonburg", who has been rehabilitating wildlife for
25 years. The public are invited to this free presentation, which begins
at 7pm. It will be followed by the regular meeting for club members,
which will finish by 8:15 or earlier.
Friday Movie Matinees are at 2pm, free, and for adults only. Movies
are also subject to availability, and we may need to offer a substitute
if the film is unavailable. April 10 The Homesman, April 17 The Theory
of Everything, April 24 Wild.
James McIntyre Poetry Contest This contest is open to all ages: JK,
SK, all school grades & adults. New categories have been added to
this year's contest & the class with the largest number of winning
poems will receive a free pizza party! All entries must be the original,
unpublished work of the submitting author. The deadline for entries is
Wed, May 13, 4pm. For more info, contest guidelines & entry form
visit the Town of Ingersoll's website: ingersoll.ca/residents/ jamesmcintyre-poetry-competition.
Magazine loan period has changed: Magazines checked out from
any OCL branch will be due back after 7 days.
Kitchen Library Are you interested in making homemade pasta, but
don’t want to invest in an expensive pasta maker? The Kitchen
Library may be the solution! Borrow a pasta maker, specialty cake
pan, or crock pot – from your local Oxford County Library branch! In
2015, Oxford County Library will start the Kitchen Library lending
service. But first, we must build a collection of kitchen gadgets & tools.
We need your help. Do you have gently-used appliances & cooking
tools that you haven’t used in awhile? Please consider donating them
to Oxford County Library, so that they can be put to good use. Help
out Oxford residents who want to try out new cooking skills & techniques before committing to an expensive purchase. Help the library
reach out to families who want to eat better. The equipment may also
be used in cooking classes & demos at the libraries. Here are some
items on our wish list to get the Kitchen Library started: -slow cookers
-breadmakers -juicers -pasta makers -fondue sets -kitchen scales
-panini presses -vacuum sealers -dehydrators -canning equipment
-yogurt makers -oversize pots & pans -specialty cake pans
Ingersoll Grows Seed Library Our seed library is up & running! The
seeds will be available to anyone who signs up & has an Oxford
County Library card. It is our hope that you will “return” seeds at harvest time if your planting was successful; the more seeds in the
library, the more members of our community who can experience the
pleasures of growing their own food from local seeds.
Author Reading: Elaine Cougler Local author Elaine Cougler is here
to talk about the first 2 books of her trilogy - The Loyalist's Wife and
The Loyalist's Luck. Bringing to life the tales of Loyalists in the
American Revolutionary War & the War of 1812 is very natural as
Elaine's personal roots are in those struggles, out of which arose
Canada & the United States. Join Elaine in the program room at
Ingersoll Library Tues, April 21 at 7pm to hear her read from & discuss
her books. There will be some time for questions afterwards & an
opportunity to purchase any of her books, if desired.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - INGERSOLL
We are building in Ingersoll! Come out & see how you can help us
build to end poverty in your community, on Wed April 8, at Ingersoll
Public Library, 130 Oxford St, 6pm. RSVP to Allison Kampman at 519455-6623 ext 229 or [email protected]
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are pleased to announce that they will be
moving to a new location May 1st, 2015.
The new location is 105 Milton St. Thamesford
“The old mill site”
Corner of Hwy 19 south & Hwy 2, east of the river.
Looking forward to serving you at the
new location.
(As of May 1) 105 MILTON ST. Thamesford
519•285•2132
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario is filling
positions on the Steering Committee for the
upcoming build in Ingersoll! Positions are available for general committee members
Committee Chair: Oversee the local Habitat
Steering Committee
Build Chair: Support the Construction Manager &
Site Supervisor to ensure that the local Habitat
for Humanity build is progressing on schedule &
that construction-related needs are met
Publicity & Outreach Chair: Inform & mobilize the
community to support the local Habitat for Humanity home build
Fundraising Chair: Secure financial support for the local Habitat for
Humanity home build
Family Selection & Support Committee: Support Habitat for Humanity
partner families through the home-ownership process
Volunteer Chair: Recruit & retain volunteers
Administration Volunteer: Provide administrative support to the
Steering Committee for the local home build.
For more info contact Allison Kampman-Development Coordinator,
519-455-6623 ext 229 [email protected],
habitat4home.ca.
OXFORD CELEBRATES WOMEN
Oxford District Women’s Institute proudly presents Oxford Celebrates
Women on Sat May 9 at the Embro Community Centre. Doors open
at 6pm, buffet dinner 7pm. Guest speaker is Anne Miner, entertainment by Allison Lupton. Tickets $50 until Apr 30 ($55 after). Limited
tickets, available from Marg 519-645-1245, [email protected]
com. Proceeds to go to fundraise for the Oxford District Women’s
Institute post secondary scholarships.
A conference to share stories
and strategies for waste diversion, environmental
protection and community action.
How to Stop a ... Dump
May 1st – “Trashed” with Jeremy Irons
May 2nd - Keynote - Linda McQuaig and
exciting Workshops - Princess Elizabeth
Community & Vedic Centre, Ingersoll. ON
Fri. at 7:00 PM & Sat. 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
The Oxford Coalition
for Social Justice
[email protected]
SCRAP-A-THON
Sat, May 30 at Unifor Hall in Ingersoll, 9am-9pm, $40. Unlimited use
of Cricuts and Creative Memories tools. Lunch & dinner provided as
well as yummy snacks! All proceeds go to support the Merry Striders
at the Supercities Walk for MS. To register, contact Kathy by calling
519-537-3023 or [email protected]
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24 Hour Helpline 519 438 - 1122, www.oxfordaa.com
The only requirement for membership in Alcoholics Anonymous is a
desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees, we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
Sunday
Woodstock 10:30am, Old Victoria Public School, 45 Delatre Street
Woodstock 7pm, Old Victoria Public School, 45 Delatre Street
Monday
Ingersoll 1pm, St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 56 Thames St, South
Woodstock 7:30pm, Grace Presb. Church, 50 Finkle St at Peel St
Thamesford 8pm, St. John's Anglican Church, 220 Dundas St, West
Tillsonburg 8pm, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 51 Venison St, W
Tuesday
Burford 8pm, United Church, 137 King Street at Alexander Street
Ingersoll 8pm, Trinity United Church, 118 Church St @ King St, West
Wednesday
Woodstock [Women] 7pm, Old Victoria Public School, 45 Delatre St
Otterville 8pm, St. John's Church, 23 Dover Street
Tillsonburg 8pm, Christian Reformed Church, 150 Concession St, W
Woodstock 8pm, Church of Epiphany, 560 Dundas St at Wellington
Thursday
Woodstock 10am, Church of Epiphany, 560 Dundas St at Wellington
Woodstock 7:30pm, United Church,
285 Dundas St, West
Friday
Woodstock 8pm, Church of Epiphany,
560 Dundas St at Wellington
Saturday
Woodstock 10am, Church of Good
Shepherd, 1023 Devonshire Ave.
Ingersoll 7:30pm, St. Paul's Presb.
Church, 56 Thames St, South
THORNDALE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Thorndale Vacation Bible School July 6-10. All children, Jr.
Kindergarten to Grade 6 are invited to join us at Thorndale United
Church 9am- noon for Bible stories, games, crafts, singing, skits & fellowship with old friends & new. Registration fee $25 per child or $75
family rate (3 or more children). Pre-registration only before June 1,
contact Yvonne, [email protected] or call 519-461-0067. After June 1 contact Pastor Pam, [email protected] or call 519-320-9458. Register
early as we have a limited number of spaces available. We welcome
Student Helpers to assist for the week. We will gladly sign "Volunteer
Hour" sheets at the end of the week.
OXFORD COUNTY JUNIOR FARMERS NEWS
Many thanks to all who attended our 100th Anniversary March 21 in
Woodstock. Over 540 alumni came out to celebrate this important
milestone with great food, dancing & of course swapping memories
about their days in Junior Farmers. April is a busy month for the
Oxford Junior Farmers, with 2 food booths, a garbage cleanup day &
our monthly social. We will be selling brisket on a bun at the Holstein
& Jersey Club Calf Sales April 4 & 11 at the Woodstock Fairgrounds.
If you are in the area, be sure to drop by & say hello! April 18 will see
us taking part in the Thames River Cleanup at Roth Park in
Woodstock. Any students needing volunteer hours are welcome to
take part – gloves & snacks will be provided. We will be bowling at
C&D Lanes April 11, 8pm. Anybody interested in learning more about
Junior Farmers is welcome to attend. Our next meeting is April 10 at
8:30pm at the Woodstock OMAFRA office, with a social at Kelsey’s to
follow. New members are always welcome.
CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE ACTIVITIES
This month offers so many wonderful opportunities to stretch your creative nature by either participating or simply enjoying the work of others. On April 10, 5-7pm you may meet & view the colourful, whimsical
work of Artist / potter Michael Kifer from Michigan who will be presenting a 2 day workshop / demonstration "Expressive, Painterly
Earthenware" on Apr 11 & 12.
On Sun Apr 19, 1-4pm you are invited to come to the Opening of the
Annual Members Exhibition, showcasing recent paintings, pottery,
quilts & fibre art pieces created by our own members. The presentation of the Newell Award for outstanding contribution to the Centre will
be made to Judi Boodhoo, at 2:15pm. Exhibition continues to May 24.
"Pieces of Magic" QUILT SHOW, this biennial extravaganza of quilts
& quilted items will be presented at Ingersoll District Memorial Arena
May 7, 8 & 9. Come & enjoy the amazing array of beautiful quilts by
members of our Oxford Quilters' Guild. Guest Artist, Debbie Grifka
from Ann Arbor, Michigan will be presenting a lecture 'What Do You
Mean by "Modern Quilting" on Thurs evening & Sat morning & will be
giving a workshop on 'Hand Applique' May 8 or 9, 12:30-3:30pm.
Also, don't miss out on a chance to win a gorgeous king size quilt
(Value $3000) with our Quilt Raffle. The lucky ticket will be drawn at
3:30 Sat May 9. For your enjoyment there will also be a Merchants
Mall, Boutique & Tea/Lunch Room.
On Sat May 9, you will also be able to check out our Annual Plant &
Pottery Sale at the Creative Arts Centre 9am-noon. Enjoy the
Members Exhibition while you are there then hop down to the Arena
for the Quilt Show. Make a day of it!!
Upcoming Classes Children & Youth
Landscape Painting for Teens (Age 12-18) Sat Apr 18, 25, May 2
Play In Clay With Your Child Sun, April 19, 26, May 3 & 10, 1-3pm
Children's Rug Hooking Sat May 23 & 30, 9:30-11:30am
Adults
Painting Believable Landscapes Sat Apr 18, 9:30am-3:30pm
Mixed Media Sat Apr 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
Beginners Wheel (Pottery) Sat May 2, 9, 16, 30, 1-4pm
I-Pad Fundamentals Tues Apr 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Luminous Watercolours May 26 & 27, 9:30am-3:30pm
Powerful Landscapes (Watercolour) June 16 & 17, 9:30am-3:30pm
INGERSOLL LEGION
LASAGNA DINNER
Royal Canadian Legion Ingersoll is having a
Lasagna Dinner Sun April 12, 5-7pm. Cost 10
per person.
SHADES OF HARMONY
Find your a cappella voice with us: the Shades of Harmony. For more
information call Donna 519-660-4695 or Shirley 519-666-1974.
Shades of Harmony is a member of Harmony Inc., an international
organization of women who enjoy singing Barbershop A Cappella
Harmony. Visit www. shadesofharmony.com for more details.
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THISTLE THEATRE …the little theatre with a big heart
Many thanks to those people who joined us Sat Mar 14 at the Embro
Legion for our Annual General Meeting. We had a meal catered by
Janices Fine Country Catering & “A Time for Improv” with Joan
Veldman. The meal was excellent & the Improv was great fun. A number of the audience were brave enough to participate. The new
Executive includes: Ann Parker, Ed Williams, Chris Cockle, Harold
Arbuckle, Phoebe Campbell, Sue Langlois, Norm Northmore, Emily
Walton, Sara Stephenson, Doug Turvey, Mary Anne Van Oostveen &
Wendy Marshall. Our next Board Meeting is Thurs April 9 at the Embro
Town Hall at 7.30pm. WOW! Many Congratulations to the Cast &
Crew of Having Hope At Home, Thistle Theatres production in Nov
2014 at the Embro Town Hall. At the Western Ontario Awards Gala
and Dance in Owen Sound March 22 Thistle Theatre was recognized
in many ways. NOMINATIONS Betty Bartram Best Actress in a
Supporting Role, Chris Cockle Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Kevin
Rutherford Outstanding Set Design. WINNERS Meagan Hargreaves
Best Actress in a Major Role, Susan Garner Best Director, Best Visual
Production: set,costumes, lights & props, Award of Merit: Props &
Décor: Phoebe Campbell, Deb Matheson, Trudy DeWit, Kevin
Rutherford, Emily Walton (and all the Rutherford Family) Winner: Best
Production of a Canadian Play: All of us including Julie MacIntosh &
Peter Johnson. This is a phenomenal Accomplishment considering
there were 21 shows in competition & 9 Canadian Plays.
AUDITIONS for our next Production: My Fair Lady will be held at the
Embro Town Hall Sun April 26 & Mon April 27, 7:30pm. Call Backs will
be on Thur April 30, 7.30pm. Director Joan Veldman & Music Director
Gord Hardcastle have requested you come with a prepared song &
you may be expected to read from the script. Don & Sue Hilborn are
producing (519-537-1522 or 519-535-0511) & Stage Managers are
Linda Murray & Norm Northmore. The show dates for this production
are Nov 18-22, 25-27 & 28. We are really excited to say that Jill Baker
will be the Artistic Director for DRAMARAMA our childrens summer
camp. Children between the ages of 7-14 years old are eligible. Dates
this year are July 6-17 and July 20-31. Cost will be the same as previous years $150 per child per session. This programme is full, but we
are accepting applications for the waiting list. We are looking for an
Assistant Artistic Director & Counsellors. For more info please contact
Phoebe Campbell 519-475-6033 or email [email protected] For
more information about these & other aspects of Thistle Theatre,
please take a peek at our website www.thistletheatre.ca. We are redoing our website, so if you want info that is not yet there, please call
Chris Cockle at 519-475-4201.
ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBIT AT ICAC
The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre presents its Annual Members
Exhibit featuring works from all the mediums at the Centre - painting,
quilting, fibre arts, pottery & rug hooking. Grand opening takes place
Sun April 19, 1-4pm with refreshments & admission is free! For more
details www.creativeartscentre.com or call 519-485-4691. Centre
hours: M-F 9-12pm & 1-4pm (closed Saturdays & holiday weekends).
Show runs until May 24.
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THANKS from TEAM ZVONKIN
Team Zvonkin would like to send a BIG THANK YOU for your
support at our progressive euchre tournaments held Feb15 &
Mar 15. We raised a total of $845 for our team which will be
donated on May 3 at the MS Walk in Woodstock.
Together we will find a cure for MS!!!
Thank you, Team Zvonkin
CAMP TANNER - THANK YOU
The Camp Tanner Board, Staff & Campers would like to thank everyone who supported their recent auction. Those who donated auction
items, those who made financial donations & those who attended
the auction - you are all greatly appreciated. With your help, over
$10,000 was raised for camp programs and projects.
COMMUNITY BRIDAL SHOWER
ZORRA GIRLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
On behalf of the parents & players in the Zorra Girls Hockey
Association we wish to thank Thorndale Dental, MouldRite Inc,
Harring Doors, Allied Associates, KDM Erectors, Egan Electric &
Brent-Reg Construction for their extremely generous donations this
year to our hockey program. We would also like to thank the
Thamesford Legion for including the Zorra Girls Hockey Association
in their amazing community donation! Home town hockey is a treasured Canadian tradition that so many youth today take part in & it
helps to shape their lives. Your donation this year has assisted our
girls to play a sport they love & represent their community with pride.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you! Spring tryouts will be
starting in late April for the following teams: Atom B/C, Peewee B/C,
Bantam B/C and Midget B/BB. Coaches are also needed for these
teams & tryouts. Please see our website www.zgha.ca for more
information. Thanks and see you at the rink!
THANK YOU - MANZER
The family of William (Bill) Manzer wish to convey their appreciation
to the Thamesford Fireman, OPP, Dr Chapeski, the nurses from
Stonebridge in Tillsonburg, Brock & Visser Funeral Home, Helen,
Bill & Chris for their guidance and assistance. To Cheryl & Rev Mark
Marshall and Tom Brown for their music, Susan Cole for her
inspiring service, to the pall bearers & the ladies of the church for
their lovely lunch. Thank you to those who visited,
sent donations, cards & food.
Our sincerest thanks, Ann,
Jim & Susan and Family, Diane & Randy and Family
A Community Bridal Shower will be held to celebrate the marriage of
Michelle Young on May 24th, 1pm to 4pm
at the Thamesford Library Beatty Room.
THANK YOU - HENSHAW
The Henshaw family wishes to express their sincere & heartfelt
appreciation for the tremendous outpouring of support shown to us
during the tragic & devastating loss of our dear son, Cody. The
unbelievable turnout at the visitation & funeral service was an overwhelming testament to the wonderful & kindhearted person Cody
was. Cody had an incredible way of making everyone’s day a little
bit brighter and a little bit lighter. In his short 18 years, Cody was
able to touch the lives of the young & old alike with his smile & contagious laugh. A sincere thank you to all our family, friends & neighbours who continue to surround us with love & support by preparing
meals, phone calls, sending flowers, writing cards & checking in.A
special thank you to the emergency first response team who tended
to Cody with such care & compassion. Thank you to Fran’s Village
Deli for organizing & preparing the luncheon at the Thamesford
Community Centre following the funeral service. Thank you to Rev
Mark Marshall for such wonderful words of comfort & reassurance.
Finally, a sincere thank you to Helen, Bill and their staff at Brock &
Visser Funeral Home for their compassion, guidance & support.
Scott, Denise & Kyle Henshaw and Family
THAMESFORD TROJANS REPORT
The Trojans have wrapped up another season. They would like to
thank all their fans & sponsors for their support. The Trojans would
like to give a special thank you to the
Thamesford Legion for there generous donation.
Keep in mind the Trojans annual golf tournament.
Train of Thought...
JC
Chase down your passion
like it's the last bus
of the night.
~Terri Guillemets
The Goldhawk Team will contribute $125 to the
Canadian Cancer Society
for every property listed and/or firmly sold during April!
Your past support has raised over
$6000 in contributions.
Thank you for helping us continue with this fundraiser!
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3+1 bdrm, 3 bth, brick ranch. Open concept,
gas fireplace, hardwood & lots of upgrades.
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Close to 401 & Royal Roads Public School.
4 lvl side split w/plenty of room for your family.
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Custom built “Suzuki” bungalow
w/32’x21’ heated, shop. Unique chalet
design, vaulted ceilings, 2 fireplaces, hardwood, 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths on 77 x 165’ lot!
Victorian Style 4 bdrm, 2 bth home on
large lot w/separate shop! Oak staircase, Large principal rooms & main flr
laundry. Easy 401 access.
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RURAL ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
The ROEDC is a non-profit economic development corporation with
a mandate to support the business & agricultural community within
rural Oxford. These services are being provided throughout the
townships of Rural Oxford. A volunteer board of directors, representing the municipal & business interests of each rural township, governs the ROEDC. Having been formed as a corporation in Sept
2014, the ROEDC has no pre-existing brand. Why is a brand so
important? This is a process, which goes much deeper than simply
creating a logo & a tagline. This process will establish a solid foundation that involves our board, employees, community stakeholders
& ultimately, you the business community that we serve. In January,
we set out to find a consulting firm that could lead us through the
brand development process. Having received a number of proposals from firms with a wealth of experience, the ROEDC was particularly pleased that one such branding firm is located right here in rural
Oxford. Not only are they local, 31st Line Strategic Communications
is the only company in Canada with the professional designation of
Certified Brand Strategist from The Brand Establishment. As you
may guess, this firm is located on the 31st Line, near Embro. This
talented & enthusiastic team thrives on the adrenaline rush of
unconventional thinking to grow ideas that inspire change. Their
unique farm location & rural roots reflect their shared values: a
healthy environment, hard work, mutual respect & caring, honesty,
going above & beyond. We are well into the process of identifying
our brand, a tool that drives a powerful understanding of who we
are. We'll be unveiling our identity shortly. In the meantime, if your
business or organization is facing a challenge as you grow & expand
and could use some extra assistance, we invite you to contact us.
Our economic development officer, Bernia Wheaton, is always willing to sit down & confidentially talk through your unique situation and
identify solutions and opportunities.
Wednesday Lunches are Back! at 12 noon. $8 for a full-course meal...
no tax. No tip. Great Deal! Reserve by Tues at 4pm.
2015- 16 Membership Renewals Just a reminder about our membership: Yearly Fee is $30, effective Apr 1-Mar 31. New this year: you will
receive a membership card. Keep your card in your wallet! You will be
required to show your card for registration & for drop in programs.
Annual Yard Sale Sat Apr18, 8am-12 noon. Also serving “Bacon on a
Bun”. Donations welcome, but remember please only useable donations (if it is beyond repair, we can not sell it!) Volunteers Needed to
help with: Pre-sorting, carting, unpacking, pricing, selling & help with
breakfast. Call 485-3869 to volunteer.
“New” Massage Therapy Clinic Welcome Kelly Kupczyk RMT. Kelly
comes highly recommended by several of her clients who are members at the Centre. This partnership complements our center philosophy of active – healthy living. Members & non-members pay the same
fee for a message. Members Introductory Special: Members in good
Standing will receive a 1 Hour Massage for the ½ hour price. (One
time only). Appointments are booked directly with Kelly 226-973-8673.
New Recipe Club the 3rd Thurs of each month at 2pm. A new Club
for those looking to break out of the boredom of cooking & baking. To
date we have enjoyed: Appetizers, learned to bake Biscotti's,
Christmas Treats & Healthy Soups, Maple Syrup & coming Apr 18:
“Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies”.
Mah Jong Many thanks to Lucy McCandless who has been instructing our “Mah Jong” classes. Classes are going well & anyone interested in joining us – we play Thurs afternoons 2-4pm. Not sure what is is
all about? Drop by & watch the fun.
Travel Club Tues Apr 7, 1pm. “Castles & Gardens of Britain”. Our
guests Ernie & Cathy Wilson will be sharing their excursion to the
magnificent castles & beautiful gardens on their trip to Britain.
Spring Wreath Workshop Tues Apr 28, 1:15pm. Instructed by
Margaret Priddle you will “make & take” a beautiful spring wreath.
These wreaths are right on trend & will be a showstopper no matter
where you hang it. Pre-registration required by Tues Apr 14.
Senior Centre Golf League begins Apr 20 at Woodstock Meadows.
Please call the Centre to confirm your participation by Fri Apr 17.
Fitness Class Registration The final session for all fitness classes
before summer runs from Apr 27-June 19. Registration opens Mon
Apr 13, 9am. Please register early for classes – if the minimums are
not met after the 1st week, classes will be cancelled.
Fitness Classes you may enjoy: Clogging, Latin Line Dancing, Hula
Hoop Fitness, Zumba, Gentle Yoga (4 classes to choose from),
Restorative Yoga, Low Impact Cardio, Muscle & Stretch, Line
Dancing, Tai Chi & more! Remember to put yourself first! The better
shape you are in – the easier the yard work becomes. We also offer a
variety of other clubs for a variety of interests: Book Club, Walking
Club, Knitting Club, Carving Club & Travel Club! Another popular Club
is our “Dining Out Club”. Once a month we visit local restaurants to
enjoy a variety of dining experiences. Call us for details 519-485-3869
Bid Euchre Tournament Fri Apr 24, 12:30 $5 / person.
Greeting Card Workshop: Tues May 12, 1pm. Create your own oneof-a-kind cards to use an unique gifts.
“All Dressed Up” The Senior Centre will be the host for the OPP
Annual “All Dressed Up” program created by the OPP to assist Grade
8 & 12 graduating girls with grad & prom dresses. If you are interested in volunteering or if your granddaughters have any gently used
dresses, still in style (5-7 yrs. old) & jewelry/purses – all donations
accepted. Donations can be left here at the Centre.
2015 Bus Trips
“Chicago” the musical. Huron County Playhouse, lunch at Aunt
Gussies. Wed July 8.
3 Days in OTTAWA: June 7-9. Enjoy a 3 day getaway exploring our
stunning capital. With an included city tour, canal cruise, admission to
the Museum of History and a visit to the Deifenbunker, you will see the
very best of Ottawa. To
book this trip please contact Great Canadian Direct
at 1-800-461-8687.
REGISTER EARLY!!!
YODER CONSTRUCTION
Steel Roofs • Sheds
Garages • Additions
renovations
The Thorndale Masonic Lodge is available to rent for functions large
and small. We can accommodate 50 to 100 people. Call Scott Ivins for
more info. 519-461-0785.
FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS
William Yoder
156701 15th Line Lakeside ON.
519-349-2799
VON - ADULT DAY PROGRAM
Our program provides seniors & adults living
with a disability, an opportunity to enjoy a day
of recreational & social programs with their
peers in a safe environment. Daily attendance
includes activities, guests & outings, all
designed & developed by our Recreationist, a
hot meal provided, exercise programs & much
more. Our PSW staff allows us to appropriately cater to any personal-care needs of clients.
Our talented multidisciplinary staff confidently supports diagnoses
such as Alzheimer disease, dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, mental health & developmental changes. Our day program not only provides a social atmosphere for clients but it provides respite for caregivers. Those experiencing difficulty bathing at home are more than
welcome to take advantage of our therapeutic tub. The Bathing
Program is open to the community. VON nurses are available to provide you with professional foot care during your Adult Day Program
visit. For all other questions and/or concerns please feel free to contact: Robin Bryce, Program Coordinator, VON Ingersoll & Tillsonburg
Adult Day Program 519-539-1231, ext 238.
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The Thorndale & Area Horticultural Society will meet Wed, April 8 at
the Thorndale Community Centre. The speaker will be one of our
members, Marilyn Turner who recently went to the Philadelphia
Garden Show & Longwoods Garden. As always everyone is invited to
our meetings. Upcoming dates to mark on your calendar:
Sat May 9 Annual Plant Sale at the Cow Shed
(Community Centre Grounds) 10am-1pm. For
n da l e & A
information contact Marylou 519-461-1146.
or
Wed May 13 Members Flower Show at our general meeting. For information contact Melanie
519-475-6709.
Sun June 28 Green Thumb Garden Tour. For
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contact Shirley 519-461-0855 or email [email protected], wwwgardenontario.orgphp/tahs.
KIWANIS ONE DAY
The Kiwanis Club of Ingersoll joins with Kiwanis clubs around the
world to celebrate... Kiwanis One Day on Sat April 11. Please join us
for a session of free bowling at Ingersoll Lanes, 134 Thames St N, 13pm. All ages welcome including the young & the young at heart!
Come on in, bowl, visit & have a piece of cake on us. We do hope you
will join us! [email protected]
THAMES VALLEY SQUARES
HALL FOR RENT, THORNDALE
Bring a friend night, guests dance free Mon, April 27, 7-9:30pm,
College Ave United Church, 22 Wilson St (corner of Wilson & Peel St)
Woodstock.
The only requirement for membership in FA
is a desire to stop eating addictively. There
are no dues or fees, we are self-supporting
through our own contributions. There is a
solution!
Sat - 10am The Rock Community Church,
1140 Nellis St, Woodstock
Tues - 9:30am Church of Ascension Church,
2060 Dundas St, London
Wed - 6:30pm Church of Latterday Saints, 615 Baseline Rd E, London
Thurs 6:30pm Church of Latterday Saints, 615 Baseline Rd E, London
Call Gayle at 519-537-5057 for more information or visit our website
www.foodaddicts.org.
CRAFTERS AND VENDORS
Do you think you have a neat item people would like to buy? Make
contact with over 7,000 people who could see your product. We would
love to have you there. Come join us at Wienerfest. Please call Linda
Collier 519-285-5123, [email protected]
COUNTY WARDEN’S GOLF TOURNAMENT
Oxford County Warden’s Golf Tournament is June 19, 8:30am at
Craigowan Oxford Golf & Country Club. Enjoy a complete program of
18 holes of golf, shared cart, breakfast, snack, lunch & a participation
gift for each player, $125 per golfer. Register a team or let us find you
one. Call 519-539-7447 or [email protected] to
register or for sponsorship opportunities.
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Church
519-423-9191
434809 Zorra Line, Beachville "Where love makes the difference!"
Sunday Worship
3pm
Wednesday Bible Study
7:30pm
Livingway Pentecostal Church
Reynolds Creek United Church
EAST NISSOURI 4H DAIRY CLUB SEASON
It's that time of year again & the East Nissouri 4H Dairy Club is
announcing it's first meeting of the year! If you are interested in 4H,
agriculture, dairy cattle, meeting new friends, then this will be right up
your alley! You must be 9-21 years old as of January 1, 2015.
Membership fees can be made by cheque ONLY to the Oxford 4H
Association & brought with you to the meeting. The first meeting will
be held Sat, April 18, at the farm of Gerry & Debbie Roefs, in the shop,
295883 29th Line, just south of Kintore Side Rd. We will be starting at
9:30am. For more info, please call Nicole Barnett 519-533-2208; Anne
Matheson 519-614-7487; or Racheal Roefs 519-320-8725. We can't
wait to see all of our new and existing 4H members! Also, we are
looking for anyone who may be interested in helping out our dairy club
as a 4H Leader or volunteer this year -- please contact one of us for
more information.
Truth Community Church
Join us Sunday mornings for our 10am Worship Service
at the former St Joseph School, Thamesford
Nursery care & children's program provided during the Worship
Service. For more info, contact Pastor Shawn Robinson [email protected], www.truthcommunitychurch.ca
Westminster United Church
115 George St, thamesford-united-church.com, 285-3212
Sunday Services at 10:30am
MON
Word Alive Bible Study 10:30am
TUES Men’s Shuffleboard
THUR Early Years 9:30am
THURS Choir 7pm
FRI
VON Smart Exercise 9:30am
Apr 2
Maundy Thursday 7pm Movie
Apr 3
Good Friday 10:30am
Apr 5
Easter Sunday 7am & 10:30am
Apr 15 Cooking Connexions 3:30pm
St. John’s Anglican Church
220 Dundas St, Office Hrs Tues 9:30am-12:30pm
Phone: 519-285-3218 - Cell: 519-630-1384
Sunday Morning services 9:15am
MON
7pm Al-anon
WED
Pre-School, 9:30am-Noon
WED
Mixed Euchre, 7pm
THUR Men's Euchre, 1pm
THUR Choir, 7:30pm
FRI
Pre-School, 9:30am-Noon
First Baptist Church 519-485-3046
"A great place of worship for everyone"
235 Thames St South, www.fbcingersoll.ca
Pastor - Rev. Alan Adams [email protected]
You can find us on You Tube and like us on Facebook
10:30 Sunday Morning Family Worship
Tues
7pm Prayer & Bible Study
Wed
7pm Youth Ministry Grades 6-12
May 1 Ladies Night Out
519-425-1174 7180 Hamilton Rd., Putnam, Pastor Mary Dillon.
Worship time 11am, Sunday School 10:15am
Banner United Church Pastor Mary Dillon
Worship time 9:45am with concurrent Sunday School
519-485-4440
194552 Regional Road 119, www.mycross.ca
Please join us Sundays: Sunday Bible Study: 9am
Prayer 9:30am Nursery 10:30am Coffee Fellowship 10am
Service 10:30am~ Citrus Sun 10:30am ~ Inside Out Kids 10:30am
Crossroads Alliance Church
519-485-0961
584118 Beachville Rd. hiwaypentecostal.ca
Sunday Services 10:30am Family Worship Service
6:30 pm Evening Service
Wed
6:45-8pm Kidz Zone Refuel, Laurie Hawkins School Age 3-11
Thurs
7-9:30pm Regeneration Gr 7-12 at Hi-Way
Hi-Way Pentecostal Church
Kintore
Rev. Douglas Peck, cell 519-872-6011, Office hrs: M&Tu 9-12pm
www.kintorechurch.com
For church bookings email [email protected]
Church Service - 1st Sunday of month - 9:30am (with coffee)
All other Sundays - 11am (followed by coffee time)
Sunday School during 11am services
MON
Knitting & More 9:30am & 6:30pm
Apr 2
Special Announcement 5:30pm. Church & Community
Potluck Supper followed by April Koffee House at 7pm,
bring your guitars, banjos, harmonicas & more, a good old
fashioned jam session will start the evening off right at 7pm.
Potluck 5:30, donations to Mission & Service Fund 2015.
April 2 Maundy Thursday Potluck Supper 5:30pm
All are welcome to come and take part.
April 2 Kintore Koffee House 7pm
Bring a friend; bring an instrument & jam along with us
April 5 Sunrise Service at 7:45 am
April 5 Easter Breakfast at 8:15am
April 5 Communion at 9:30am service
April 7 Bible Study at 10:30am
April 9 UCW at 7:30pm
April 12 Congregational Meeting after church
April 13 Knitting and More 9:30am & 6:30pm
April 14 OEYC at 9:30am
April 16 Movie Night 6:30pm “Fireproof”
April 20 Knitting & More
April 21 Bible Study at 10:30am
April 21 Over 50’s at 12:30 noon Potluck & Speaker
April 23 Movie Night 6:30pm “Flywheel”
April 27 Knitting & More
April 28 OEYC at 9:30am
April 30 Games Night for all ages 7-8:30pm
Bring a friend and your favourite board game
Chalmers United Church
APRIL
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
1
MAY
May 1 & 2 How to Stop A Dump
May 1 Ladies Night Out
May 2 Harrington Trail Launch
May 2 Mom to Mom Sale, Ingersoll
May 7 & 12 Cali Road Hockey Registration
Thursday
Friday
2
• IngersollSeniors
Centre Wed Lunch
• TAMHA Online
Registration starts
3
• Beachville Legion
Euchre 7pm
• Ing. Choral concert
Saturday
4
• Jakemans Pancake
House, 9am-1pm
GOOD
FRIDAY
5
• Beachville Legion
Brunch
• Purple Hill Opry
6
• Firearms Ed Course • Blood Donor Clinic,
• Ladies Darts,
Thorndale
Hillcrest Legion 7pm • Zorra Council
• Lions meeting
• Ingersoll Seniors
Travel Club
7
8 •Embro Pork BBQ 9
• Habitat for Humanity • Ingersoll Seniors
Mah Jong
Info Night, Ingersoll
• Tai Chi Open House • TPLAC Speaker
Sleeping Children...
• Breakfast for the
Unbroken
•Thorndale Horticulture
12
• Embro Legion
Breakfast 9-1pm
• Open Paint Day
• Ingersoll Legion
Lasagna Dinner
13
• Ingersoll Seniors
• Zorra Open House
Fitness Regist. begins (Aggregate Policy)
•Genealogical Society • AA Trinity, Ingersoll
14
15
• Srs Centre Ripleys
& Brewery Tour
• Health & Wellness
Show at Masonic
Lodge, Ingersoll
16
• Westminster
• Beachville Legion
Cooking Connexions Ham Dinner
• Seniors Centre
• No Foul Language
Recipe Club
Show
17
18
19
20
21
• Zorra Council
• Ingersoll & District
Historical Society
22
• Thamesford
Friendship Club
• FA London
• Euchre at St Johns
• Eating Disorders
Support, Wdstk
23
• Beachville Legion
Euchre 7pm
• AA Woodstock
10am & 7:30pm
24
25
28
29
30
FRIDAYS
• Beachville Legion
League Darts 8pm
• NA St Pauls, Ing
• Bingo 7:30pm
Hillcrest Legion
• AA Woodstock 8pm
• OPAL AGM
• Blood Donor Clinic,
• Large item garbage
Ingersoll
pick up this week...
• Hunter Ed Course
•ICAC Member Exhibit
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27
• Square Dancing
• Ladies Darts,
Hillcrest Legion 7pm
• First Aid class,
Wdstk
•Ingersoll Horticultural
• Ingersoll Seniors
Spring Wreath Class
• Ingersoll Seniors
Centre Wed Lunch
• Euchre at St Johns
• Mixed Darts,
Hillcrest Legion
IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 911
10
• Blood Donor Clinic,
Tillsonburg
• Ox Cty Jr Farmers
• Choralaires concert
• Ingersoll Seniors
Euchre Tourney
• Recycle Day
Thamesford Arena
• Kiwanis One Day
• Yard Sale for Cure
• Bernie & Amanda
Buck & Doe
• Yard Sale, Pipe Hall
11
•Srs Centre Yard Sale
• Thames River
Clean Up
•Harvard Aircraft meet
• 2nd Time Loved sale
• East Nissouri 4H
• Choralaires concert
• Karaoke, Hillcrest
Legion
• Buck & Doe
Kettlewell & Roefs
O.P.P. DIAL 1-888-310-1122
Shop Local ~ It Makes a Difference!
Accent Interlocking Pavers • 519-285-2153
JC Graphics • 519-285-3249
Oxford Mutual Insurance Company
Stephen Graham Free Estimates - Any Size Job
Printing & Promotional Items
519-285-2916 Property, casualty & auto
Carly Collins & Erica Unger
519-285-3514
Agents for Oxford Mutual Insurance Company
Just 4 U Bed & Breakfast
226-781-2498
519-285-2499
Elgie Bus Lines Limited
519-461-1227
Transporting students safely
throughout Zorra Township
Henderson Towing
24 hr. towing & compound storage 519-485-1031
Thamesford Accounting
& Financial Services
Klomp’s Landscaping Inc.
Income tax & bookkeeping services
From Blueprint to Greenscape 519-284-0254
Van Beek Nursery & Garden Centre
Lava Flooring
519-485-3081
Landscape Contractor/Design & Installation
519-285-2595 M closed, T-Th 10-5, F 10-9, S 10-3
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