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FOCUSon Scugog JULY 2015 Capturing Port Perry on Canvas Dr. J. Cottrell Dr. J. Hardy Dr. C. Banfield Dr. J. Isenberg Dr. E. King Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon Periodontist New Patients Always Welcome 2014 Readers Choice Awards PORTPERRYSTAR BEST DENTIST port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Your Hometown Dental Professionals Be sure to schedule a dental cleaning for your children between camps and family vacation RAYBAN LAFONT OAKLEY GUESS SMITH OPTICS VERSACE MAUI JIM COACH SPY RALPH LAUREN NIKE GUCCI ADIDAS KATE SPADE 305 queen St BOOK EYE EXAMINATIONS 905 985 9388 New location THE VISION CLINIC S U N G L A S S S T U D I O FOCUS - JUNE 2015 1FOCUS - JULY 2015 1 FOCUSon Scugog JULY 2015 Capturing Port Perry on Canvas This months cover photo catches Jane Cooper a member of the Port Perry Artists Association during the Art at the Waterfront Spring Show and Sale. Saturday June 13 was a beautiful day to be outdoors and Jane took full advantage of it See more photos on page 27. Photo by MaryAnn Fleming our cover 3 9 17 18 Food Forest Good Shepherd Catholic School grow together. Co-housing Option for Seniors Shared housing for Scugogs Golden Girls and Guys. The Little Girl with the Million Dollar Smile Rosario Greco Styles helping to make dreams come true. Breaking Down Barriers Successfully recruiting employees from Community Living and other agencies. features regulars Thumbs Rating local events and decisions. Changing Faces Local businesses on the move. Whats Up Scugog Local entertainment you dont want to miss. Travelon Adventures with Jonathan van Bilsen. 21 49 60 62 45 3 Publisher Editor............... MaryAnn Fleming Advertising.....................................Tracy Souch Production.................................. Arlene Walker Freelance Writers ................... Lynn Campbell Paul Arculus Karen Stiller Marjorie Fleming Jonathan van Bilsen Peter Hvidsten Accounting....................................... Judy Ashby FOCUSon Scugog JULY 2015 Volume 10 - Number 4 Published by Focus on Scugog Inc. 188 Mary Street Unit 201 Port Perry L9L 1A2 905-985-8585 email website Focus on Scugog is published 12 times a year from Port Perry and is distributed to all homes and businesses in Scugog Township by Canada Post. Delivery the first Tuesday of each month although this date does vary depending on the number of weeks in a month. Opinions expressed by columnists contribu- tors and letter writers must be signed includ- ing address and phone number. Letters must be signed. Requests that a name be withheld will be honoured only if there is a compelling reason to do so. 2 FOCUS - JULY 2015 Kudos to Port Perry Medical Staff Dear Editor After a recent surgery I realize we need to celebrate what excellent care our community is receiving at Port Perry Hospital. I have spent the last year driving to Toronto for medical appointments with my husband at Princess Margaret. We are blessed to have talented and dedicated MDs Surgeons and nursing staff at both our hospital and clinic. They have helped us through many difficult days and knowing they were close by helped relieve my stress. We have the best of both worlds. We have the personal touch by knowing our surgical nurse by name or like me have your family doctor assist a great surgeon and anaesthetist during a procedure. But best of allwe have wonderful medical teams who have chosen to be in our little town and not Toronto. Bev Hopkins Port Perry Summer walking at the arena a go Dear Editor I read Wendy Clarks letter to the editor in the June Focus and have sent her the following message. Thank you for letting us know of your concern. I would like to let you know that I spoke to the manager at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre and asked why the walking program ends in April and if it could be year round. I was told that the walking group ends their informal walking group in April so that they can walk outdoors. walking group has been around for some time now. However that being said the recreation centre would not deny any resident that would like to walk safely inside during the summer. Keep in mind that the summer is when the arena can do maintenance on pad 2 which has the built in walking loop so there will be times when ice pad 2 is not available to walk in at such time you could walk in the lobby area that goes from the front doors to the back by pad 2. Summer is also Kids Camp time so you would encounter lots of kids and may have to maneuver around them or pause if they are crossing your path but I think this should not be a problem. Please note the doors to the recreation centre will be open Monday to Friday with the exception of holidays from 730 a.m. 600 pm. Councillor Jennifer Back ...................... More letters on page 55 Take time to reflect Dear Editor On June 9th the elementary schools of Scugog participated in the 2nd annual Reflection Park Day. Schools sent student representatives to provide hands- on help in the flower bed and to discuss the impact of positive citizenship. Our committee would like to thank the Township of Scugog for continuing to collaborate with us to ensure Reflection Park is inviting and aesthetically pleasing to the public. We would also like to thank Josh Morrison a grade 8 student from Uxbridge for sharing his journey to raise 100000 for Habitat for Humanity to help build a house in Oshawa. It was powerful to hear from a young person about his positive contribution to his community. Finally thank you to the following businesses for their generous donations which helped make our day a success Hanks Pastries and Breakfast Emporium META4 Century Home and Garden Greenhouses Otter Greenhouses Johns Garden Uxbridge and Greenbank Garden Centre. We hope the public will take time to visit Reflection Park which is located across from Foodland in downtown Port Perry read the messages embedded in the flower bed and enjoy the beautiful stone mosaic built by the students of Scugog. Reflection Park was built for you to enjoy. The Reflection Park Committee G Moms extend their gratitude Dear Editor We never cease to be amazed by the generosity and support of this community. The G Moms want to send out another huge thank you for the fabulous Yard Sale results. Not only did we get quality donations which netted wonderful freewill donations but we also received very generous donations for the donated articles. Did you see how many times we had to say donated Picture this On the afternoon of Friday June 5th people arrive with articles they have saved for us in order to help our Grannies and Orphans in Africa. They know 90 of our monies go directly to the projects and that we are empowering and enabling them. The articles are then sorted as best we can and then Saturday morning the enthusiastic and generous crowds arrive. Organization mixed with chaos prevail for the day and by 4 p.m. the Scout Hall is back to normal. To get to the point We had a profit of 8630.70. Have you any idea how many kids can now go to school and how many grannies can start income generating projects And a special thanks to the person who donated a pot with an old envelope in it which had obviously been there for many years. We discovered it contained 220 so we set out to find the owners and with much diligence we did The money was promptly returned to the G Moms as a donation. Things just cant get any better than that Only in Port Perry Again ...... We send out a most sincere thank you to all who were involved in this event. The grateful G Moms FOCUS - JULY 2015 3 Every student in this K-8 school participated in the creation of a Food Forest on the school property. There are red currants strawberries Romeo and Juliet cherries blueberries yellow raspberries and grapes. The herb garden hosts oregano chives and more. Then there is the three sisters corn squash and beans. Rare paw paw fruit has also been planted. It tastes like a cross between banana and mango and the children cant wait to sample its intensely sweet flavour. To say that the staff and students are excited about the Food Forest would be an understatement. Principal David Malleau is so proud that his school was chosen by the Durham Catholic District School Board to embark on this pilot project. He applauded his student body for previous participation in Eco and Outdoor Club programs which he feels led to their selection as the perfect site for the Food Forest. The kids are really pumped and excited to watch things growing the Principal described. The children were part of the planning process from the beginning. Olivia Lauren Jessica and Hannah tell the story of going to the library to research which kind of plants will thrive in the Port Perry climate. Students suggested their favourite choices and the next step was mapping out the garden areas on the school property. Then the real fun began with hands-on digging composting planting and mulching. The garden plots are well organized and labeled and wooden cages were constructed to protect some of the plants such as tall corn. Phil Collins aka Wandering Bear of Foggy River Farm spearheaded this agricultural program. With age and grade appropriate instruction he taught the students about indigenous fruits and vegetables and instructed them through the process of planting their Food Forest. Foggy River Farm has locations in Uxbridge and ...................... Please turn to page 5 Photo by maryann flemingGrowing together. Hannah Principal David Malleau Olivia and Lauren. What on Earth is a Food Forest The students at Good Shepherd Catholic School all know the answer 4 FOCUS - JULY 2015 TM Zip On Flip Up John Whyte owner of True North Eavestroughing and Zip shown here with curators Rebecca Blundon left and Amy Barron right happily donating the silent auction hand made paddle by Alan Brownrigg back to the museum The donation on Johns part was to create a new category for participants in Canoe the Nonquon called Oldest Competitor - Best Time and place the winning name on it each year in the future. Rebecca and Amy gratefully accepted the donation and the sponsorship in the coming years 905-982-1831 FOCUS - JULY 2015 5 Brock townships. Its a small- scale permaculture farm which produces organic fruits and veggies. It also offers agricultural consulting and educational services. Wandering Bear and native storytelleraboriginal studies teacher Raven guided the student body staff and visitors from the Board in a symbolic Official Dedication Ceremony. Smudging singing and drumming were all part of the celebration to thank the heavens and honour the children who are now stewards of the land. Both Phil and Raven really enjoy working with children and teaching them new skills. They both were warmly welcomed by the student population. The schools Cooking Club plans to make use of some of the produce and fruit grown by the children themselves and can be enjoyed for their school snack. Principal Malleau pointed out that it will be interesting for the little Kindergarten students to see how tall the trees have grown by the time they graduate from Grade 8. Appropriately one of the songs performed by the school choir for the occasion was Bloom Where Youre Planted. And thats exactly what the children and their gardens will do. By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog Native storytelleraboriginal studies teacher Raven and Phil Collins aka Wandering Bear guiding the student body staff and visitors in the symbolic Official Dedication Ceremony. Food Forest ................ continued from page 3 Photobylynncampbell 200 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-1534 META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery acrylic painting oil painting mixed media non-acid etching silversmithing watercolour batik mosaics wool dyeing Spectacular Summer Art Camp Morning programs for kids 6 older working with professional artists. Flexible dAteS. July AuguSt call soon... its filling quickly Register on-line for teen adult courses. Full Details for all programs on our website. create a summer to remember Superb workshops for teens Adults Kids NEWGOT ENOUGH COVERAGE HOME AUTO BUSINESS LIFE HEALTH GROUP BENEFITS 1564 King St. E. Hwy. 2 Courtice 905-436-9090 W.O. INSURANCE BROKERS Dale Gibbons R.I.B. ON Broker FashionoUTLET 1888 scugog st. 905-985-1890 summer sale 20-80 off Bras Grad or Prom Dresses Special Occasion Dresses Swim Summer Styles Year-Round All Occasion Ladies Wear At Kotya Peekin 6 FOCUS - JULY 2015 Jenn Sunnerton from Port Perry SUP invites you to take part in a Corporate and Citizens paddleboard relay race team. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. All proceeds from the race will go to the Scugog Lake Stewards. This is an event that requires NO Paddleboard experience. We want you to just get out on the water and have some fun. The relay is a short course from the playground of Palmer Park to the town dock and back. The point of the day is to get as many people as possible out on Lake Scugog enjoying our waterfront. To celebrate this teams will be timed but times are for bragging rights only. The real prize is that every team member who races will be entered to win an 1800 Rogue Paddleboard Jack Doak of Old Flame Brewing Co. is thrilled to be the key sponsor of the event by covering the cost of the paddleboard. For 180 plus HST you can enter your team of four. This gets you a race shirt and each team member entered to win the paddleboard. If local businesses have a hard time getting four people out of the store on a Saturday they can sponsor a team and have family and friends represent their business. The event will take place in Palmer Park on Saturday August 15th from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. and then the party will move to Old Flame. Old Flame is hosting other craft breweries so locals can come and sample a diverse range of craft beers from the area. 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Port Perry SUP will also be offering a special lesson rate over the summer to teams who race. For a one hour personalized race ready lesson its only 100 for your team of four a 40 savings or come out to any of Port Perry SUPs weekly classes running out of Joe Fowler Park this year to practice your skills. Last year Paula R. McMurtrys team was the only group to get a race ready lesson and it certainly paid off for them. They placed first Durham Tourism and Gus Brown charged into second and third place. Registration is now open and space is limited. To book your chance to win a FREE paddleboard just reach out to Jenn Sunnerton. If anyone wants to try a Paddle and A Pint without racing Port Perry SUP offers a one hour lesson and a flight of samples from Old Flame throughout the year as one of their promotions. Cost is 45 per person. By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog For more information please contact Jenn Sunnerton Port Perry SUP 905-244-5366 Facebook Port Perry SUP YOUR INDEPENDENT VIDEO STORE 68 Water Street Port Perry 905.985.8807 Keep Calm aND ReNt a movie take back the lake Lake Scugog is suffering from too many nutrients Phosphorous and Nitrogen. It ends up you can have too much of a good thing. Kawartha Conservation has indicated that these nutrients have to be reduced by 50 for a healthy lake. The most direct way to help Scugog recover from an overgrowth of weeds is to dredge the silt and sediment that has accumulated and repurpose it into constructed wetlands. Kawartha Conservation has allocated 60000 to the project but sadly that is not enough. Take Back the Lake is a project to help with the financial goals of dredging Lake Scugog. For more information or to become a member go the Scugog Lake Stewards website become-a-member-lake-stewards Trophies Awards Corporate Promotions Embroidery Graphic Design Engraving Screen Printing Pineridge Impress 905-985-2839 135 North Port Road Port Perry Your Name is Our Business 8 FOCUS - JULY 2015 QUALITY FOODS TRADING POST COLLECTABLES 1920 Whitfield Rd. Port Perry 905-982-0118 Follow Simcoe Street just 3 kms north of town ONTARIO MEATS Free Range Chicken Free Range Turkeys In Season Fresh FishPREPARED FOOD Stuffed Chicken Breasts Award Winning Kabobs BBQ Oven Ready Ribs Jalepeno Bacon Poppers K CUP COFFEE FROZEN FOODS PETTING ZOO DELI OUR BUTCHER SHOP uses only the nest of meats from Ontario farms. Our beef is raised on two 4th generation family farms free of hormones and antibiotics consistency and reliability that you can trust. BE THE FIRST TO KNOW Sign up on our website to receive our weekly specials via email. 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Sewer back up also includes the backing up of a septic system and sump pump malfunction. 2 Floods Floods typically include water that has risen over dry land by rising lakes and rivers storms waves and the breaking or overow of levees from any body of water whether man made or not. Residential insurance policies do not cover ood damage. If you live beside a lake or river you have to be aware that there is no coverage for ooding. As an example every year in Manitoba the Red River oods and there is no coverage to residential homes that are damaged. 3 Overland Water This is the newest form of coverage that is becoming available today. The overland water coverage now addresses some of the previously excluded ood damage that may have occurred from a torrential storm. It covers the water that comes in through the doors and windows into your basement as a result of a large storm. Purchasing an Overland Water Rider on your policy would mean for example that the ooded basements that resulted from the torrential storms in Toronto last year would now be covered. It will also cover the ooding of lakes and rivers that occurs after a torrential rainfall. These are also subject to various deductibles and conditions. The best way to see if you are properly protected is to call your Taylor Forder Insurance broker. Ask them about the new Overland Water Coverage so they can address each situation individually to protect you best. OVERLAND WATER DAMAGE INSURANCE IS NOW AVAILABLE I N S U R A N C EYour protection is our policy 169 North St. Port Perry 905-985-8416 FOCUS - JULY 2015 9 Think TVs Golden Girls And Guys Thats the concept behind the exciting shared housing opportunity coming to Port Perry. Local master builder John Lucyk plans to renovate and add additional living space to the historic white Bigelow House at 100 Perry St. It will be transformed into accommodations for up to six people. The twist is these are not rental units. Five shares in the house will be sold to interested parties for only 250000.00 each. Three suites are still available. If all goes well people can move in just in time to put up the 2015 Christmas tree. John Lucyk enthusiastically shows off the architectural plans for the expansion of this classic revival-style residence. Special care will be taken to preserve and enhance the integrity of this heritage home plus all the modern amenities will be featured. When completed 100 Perry St. will be 4300 square feet. There will be five spacious and private bedroom sitting areas 12 x 22 with ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets. An elevator will be installed in the two -storey building. Laundry facilities will be provided on each floor. A grand kitchen will be available to share. The finished basement will contain a TVpartyhobby room a guest room and a caregiver suite. There will be a beautiful dining room a Georgian room a back deck parking and a new entrance. An interior designer will be used to style the common areas. The occupants of the house will share expenses such as a cleaning lady lawn care and utilities. Shared housing is perfect for seniors for safety and companionship John pointed out. They can form their own little family. Two local ladies are already on board. The three other units available would be suitable for singles or perhaps a couple. Any ages are welcome. Newlyweds just starting out may see the positive side of joining in as an alternative to a traditional starter home. One of the house rules is that existing residents must approve their new housemates to ensure compatibility. Golden Girl Louise Bardswich is looking forward to moving into 100 Perry St. Recently she sold her modest home in Port Perry and shes temporarily staying with her daughter. Louise pointed out that the monthly rental cost of traditional seniors accommodations can be daunting. You can outlive your money. Once she buys the new place Louise figures shell have a nice nest egg in the bank. Buying a house together is so cost effective Louise said. Golden Girl Beverly Brown says that the shared ownership housing option will ensure that she has adequate funds to enjoy travelling. Ill also be able to walk to church and the stores and the lake she added noting the convenience of the downtown Port Perry location. Bev pointed out that she wont have to worry about stairs which most apartments have or being alone if she falls. Louise and Bev who met at the local curling club a few years ago agree that living together will be the best of both worlds with companionship when you want it and privacy when you want that too. Retired from her career as a nurse at Port Perry Hospital Bev says that the best years of her life were when she was in residency with other students. She looks forward to the same social atmosphere at her new shared house. Moving into 100 Perry St. will be like going home for Senior Co-housing Option in the Works Successful housing solution for young-old seniors ...................... Please turn to page 11 10 FOCUS - JULY 2015 2015 Pandora Jewelry LLC All rights reserved PANDORA.NET Free rings must be of equal or lesser value to the retail stores only. While supplies last. Void where See store for details. july 2-12 FREE RING with purchase of any two rings 186 Queen St. Port Perry I 905-985-2953 I 144 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-4427 Sales Representatives Lisa C. Follows Keith Williams Meet Williams Follows Keith Williams Lisa C. Follows are your real estate resources for the latest trends and market updates in our local real estate market. Multiple Offers have become the New Normal in Durham Region. Our seasoned negotiating skills have netted 6 recent Home Sellers over 163000 total dollars above their Asking Price completely exceeding their expectations Our proven marketing strategies have resulted in over 137000 photo views just on our virtual tours alone not to mention Social Media Newspaper and multiple Website exposure. Are you Thinking of Selling To find out how we can deliver these results for you call us today for a FREE marketing consultation and learn how to put more money in your pocket WILLIAMS FOLLOWS CAN HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE FOCUS - JULY 2015 11 Bev who is the great-great-granddaughter of Joseph Bigelow. Her maiden name was Carnegie and shes a lifelong local resident. Her family owned Crest Hardware. Her paternal grandfather was raised in the brick Bigelow House on Cochrane St. In 1855 the house now situated at 100 Perry St. was constructed by Joseph Bigelow and family. As described in a letter from Dan Stone Chair of the Scugog Heritage Museum Advisory Committee Joseph Bigelow is arguably one of Port Perrys most influential citizens and businessmen holding the positions of manager of the Royal Canadian Bank and serving as the towns first Postmaster and Mayor. He was also instrumental in bringing the first railway to Port Perry in 1872 and responsible for the construction of some of Port Perrys most impressive 19th century buildings. In the winter of 1875-76 Joseph Bigelow had the white house moved by a team of horses on log rollers from Queen St. to its current Perry St. location. This spared it from the devastating fires that destroyed the downtown core in 1883 and 1884. The next chapter in the rich history of this landmark local house will be its metamorphosis into the unique and appealing shared home ownership plan. Traditionally relatives often buy and share homes together but the Ontario Human Rights Commission states that anyone can purchase a house together noted Louise. You dont have to be related by blood. Everything will be official with legal agreements and the house will be democratically self-governed. Some of you may recall the presentation on this shared living idea which was put on by Louise and Martha Casson at the local library. Louise welcomes enquiries from people who think that being a Golden Girl or Guy may be right for them. You can contact her at By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog For more information on this fantastic new concept check out the website Thoughts on One Housing Alternative for Seniors. Check out the article on the shared home ownership concept in Zoomer magazine or the Solterra Co-Housing Ltd. website. Louise Bardswich and Beverly Brown opening the door of 100 Perry St. which will be transformed into a brand new concept of shared living as shown in the drawing on page 9. 1918 Scugog Street Port Perry across from Vos 905-985-2451 Furniture Appliances Flooring Mattresses Window Coverings Accessories OMESTEADHFURNITURE APPLIANCES HARDWOOD LAMINATE FLOORING WINDOW COVERINGS NEED NEW FURNITURE We carry ....and more Co-housing continued from page 9 12 FOCUS - JULY 2015 Everyone is a winner Following are the top three finishers of each category in the 47th running of the race 17 And Under 1st Michael and Thomas Webster 10457 2nd Sara Mast 3rd Noel and Benjamin Demel. 40 or Better Men 1st John Liversage and Mike Bender 15606 2nd Paul Seaman and Alex Lawrence 3rd Robert Huggins. 40 or Better Mixed 1st Joyce Curry and Bob Weir 23233 2nd Peter Swinton and Karin Eaton 3rd Amy and Jim Tower. C1 1st Mike Kennedy 21041 2nd Don Stoneman. C2 1st Bob Vincent and Dean Brown Vincent 14302 2nd Dean Coulson and Chris Prater 3rd Des Fan and Matthew Mocanski. Family Jr. Sr. Heinz and Travis Kuck 20539 2nd Garret and Robert Page 3rd Glenn and Fletcher Page. K1 1st Shawn Urban 14520 2nd Sam Wyss 3rd Laurie Baker. K2 1st Claire Beach and Tim Laprade 20648 2nd Becky Matthews and Kim Jordan 3rd James Harlow and Brad Warnock Harlow. Kayak Men 1st John Flegg 20131 2nd Charles Schofield 3rd Russ Dhuaime. Kayak Women 1st Amy Barron 31435 . She also gets 2nd and 3rd and wants competition next year Men 1st Ken Ellis and Tom Price 13315 2nd Mike Todd and Brian Wall 3rd Jonathan Petruk and Bill Brickwood. Mixed Couples 1st Courtney Ristow and Stephen Malinas 22511 2nd Chloe Ristow and Mackenzie Green 3rd Josh Bouwma and Cait Bouwma. River Only 1st Zach Hutcheon and Jesse Hanson 10419 2nd Jess and Shane Harrison 3rd Barb and Addison Wride. SUP Full Course Nathan Shaw 22437 2nd Kodie Peckstok 3rd Jason Peckstok. Women 1st Olivia Spohn and Rachel Twiss 25054 2nd Melissa and Claire Ristow. a few categories didnt have three participants so if only one or two names are mentioned that is why Jason Peckstok one of four stand up paddle boarders to paddle the full course. 100 vessels including canoes kayaks a dragon boat and four stand up paddle boarders with a total of 191 participants And one of those participants also bid and won the Silent Auction paddle donated by Alan Brownrigg. John Whyte has graciously donated it back to the Museum for a new category in future races. The category will be Oldest Competitors best time and John will place a plaque on the paddle with the winners name to be mounted in the arena Colin and Buck Sully paddling in the Mens category. Father and son Heinz and Travis Kuck paddled to a first place win. ...... and an unknown dragon boat team participated for the first time lake only Kayakers Becky Matthews and Kim Jordan placed second in the K2. 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Most vehicles. C O M P L E T E plus OTS install and balancing 20555R16 Special Pricing Special FOCUS - JULY 2015 15 Rain or shine the show must go on for the 40th anniversary of the Greenbank Beef Barbeque planned for Friday night July 31. The organizers are hoping for good weather but even last years thunderstorm did not discourage people from coming out for an amazing dinner for only 20 per person. The star of the delicious meal is barbequed beef from Herringtons butcher shop. Twelve hips 700 lbs. of prime beef are cooked on spits specially designed by Glen Till. The Chicken Coop bakery in Greenbank generously donates the buns. Coleslaw special recipe baked beans and baked potatoes round out the menu. And dont forget to save room for dessert. Local ladies bake up 200 pies in every flavour you can dream of as well as brownies cheesecakes and other sweet treats. Gallons of juice and coffee are served. The annual Beef Barbeque started forty years ago as a fundraiser for Greenbank United Church. The proceeds from the event have helped to keep the building in good repair. But its much more than just a fundraiser. Its a sociable community event with people of all ages coming together to make it happen. Volunteers do everything from scrubbing and foil wrapping 1100 potatoes to slicing meat to lending their picnic tables. High school students earn the community hours they need to graduate by helping with the setup running pies and directing traffic. Generations of some families have been involved in putting on the barbeque and many people have been involved for all 40 years. Rodd Foster Lester Baylis Bob Hunter Jim Ferguson and Mary Jean Till of Greenbank United Church are some of the main movers and shakers. Newcomers to the village are enthusiastic about pitching in to be part of this great community event. The organizers are looking into getting new green T-shirts sporting the 40th Anniversary logo for the 2015 Barbeque. In 1976 the first year of the Greenbank Beef Barbeque 600 people were served. Now its up to 1000 adults plus children. People come from far and wide Oshawa Uxbridge Sunderland Ballantrae and even New York City to join the locals under the pavilion to enjoy the fantastic meal and entertainment by Irwin Smith. Some families have a tradition of stopping by for a wonderful dinner on their way to the cottage for the long weekend. Despite the fact that beef prices continue to rise doubling in the past year alone the cost of the barbeque ticket remains low at 20 for adults and 5 for children aged 6 to 12. Its free for little ones five years old and under. Dinner is served from 430 -7 p.m. and takeout is also available. Diners are encouraged to bring their own plates and cutlery and lawn chairs. Tickets are sold in advance and they are available from Rodd Foster 905-985-8298 or Dianne Pelletier 905-985-3745. New ticket sellers are also being sought. Dont miss your chance to be part of what is billed as the largest and longest running Community Beef Barbeque. 40 years and counting Greenbank United Church Barbecue organizers looking over historic photos. Back row left Jim Ferguson and Lester Baylis front row from left Bob Hunter Mary Jean Till and Rodd Foster. PhotobyLYNNCAMPBELL 16 FOCUS - JULY 2015 NATURAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES Discover how IMPULSE THERAPY and DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THERAPY can help. 126 - 2 WATER STREET PoRT PERRY 905-985-8591 Do you suffer from Combining New Technology and Traditional Therapy Dr. John Tompkin D.C. Stephanie Alexander RMT plantar faciitis heel spurs sore and achy feet knees legs sciatica low back pain hip groin leg pain tight achy shoulders neck pain headaches rotator cuff strain frozen shoulder tennis or golfers elbows bursitis carpal tunnel syndrome wrist pain FOCUS - JULY 2015 17 PhotobyLynnCampbell 20 haircuts four-foot teddy bears swings and slide and a little girl with a million dollar smile. What do they all have in common The Rosario Greco Styles team is raising funds to surprise four-year-old cancer survivor Olivia Jessica Lee Worr by building her a playground through the Million Dollar Smiles program. The build takes place on July 12 just three days before her fifth birthday. Community support is necessary to make this dream a reality. If you want to be part of the magic you can pop into the salon at 21 Wilbur Ave. and make a donation or join the fun at the Cut-a-thon planned for Sunday July 5 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. All haircuts for the fundraising Cut-a-thon will be a minimum charge of 20 with 100ofthemoneygoingtowards Olivias new playground. There will also be 5050 draw tickets raffle prizes and refreshments available for purchase. The goal is to raise 2500 for the amazing Million Dollar Smiles playhouse complete with swings and slides and places to climb. Gift donations for door and raffle prizes will graciously be accepted until Saturday July 4. Olivia loves the outdoors and she says she likes to hang on the fence and play on the equipment at the park and at school. Having this fabulous play- ground built right in her own backyard will certainly be a dream come true. .......... Please turn to page 47 18 FOCUS - JULY 2015 For the past seven years Terry and his wife Christine have owned and operated Vos Independent Grocer in Port Perry. But Terry says he has been hiring people with employment barriers for over 20 years during his corporate store career. Terry recalls that years ago he used to debate the idea of alternate hiring practices with his wife Christine who works as the Operational Manager for Community Living for Oshawa-Clarington. Then one day Terry said The light bulb went off. For many years now he has recruited employees from Community Living and other agencies with great success and less headaches than hiring some other people. Sometimes high school students are placed at his store for co-op programs which can lead to part-time or full-time employment in the future he pointed out. There are other employers in Port Perry who hire people with barriers to employment as well Terry noted and he would encourage all businesses to offer opportunities to a broad range of individuals. He advocates adopting the attitude of hiring great employees not people with disabilities. Its getting much better he has observed. And some customers will shop at a store because they like the fact that the employer provides job opportunities to people who some employers may overlook. When you hire someone with an intellectual disability Terry and Christine Vos working hard as employees Sean Alexander and Tyler Bjerknes eat cookies and tell them how its done Breaking down barriers for seven years and counting YES Terry Vos hires people with developmental disabilities but NO he doesnt think of it that way He thinks of it as hiring employees who are honest hard-working and loyal and who do their jobs extremely well. PhotoSbyMARYANNFLEMING FOCUS - JULY 2015 19 for example Terry explains that they come with a strong support network of family friends and support workers. Sometimes an agency will make the first contact but often the prospective employee will come in on their own for the interview and do very well and land a job offer like the girl who applied yesterday. Terry has passed along the torch for hiring people with barriers to employment to his new manager who sees job applicants from the same equal opportunity lens. Many people can really thrive in the business environment and shouldnt be overlooked Terry noted. The government and agencies provide a lot of support through job coaching skill development and the provision of special equipment if needed. Terry uses the example of an employee hired needing special footwear which was supplied by the agency. Haircuts clothing for job interviews and even transportation may also be available. One of his staff members described by Terry as loyal dedicated and reliable says he loves coming to work as opposed to sitting at home and doing nothing. Getting out into the working world is also the best way for social inclusion. At the North Durham Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl-a-thon for Kids earlier this year Vos Independent Grocer raised 900 and of that amount 500 was raised by employee Tyler Bjerknes who had the honour of pie facing Scugog Mayor Tom Rowett. Vos Independent Grocer has a social committee which plans all kinds of fun things for the staff including a recent golf tournament. Terry Vos is a busy individual who is well-known and appreciated as a good corporate citizen keen on community involvement. He makes time for his important roles serving on the boards of North Durham Community Living Rights Board for Durham North and North Durham Big Brothers Big Sisters. Vos Independent Grocer was the ideal choice for a recent visit by Dr. Helena Jaczek Minister of Community and Social Services. Speaking to a small but enthusiastic crowd of onlookers gathered at the local store she officially announced The Centre of Excellence for Employment Services a new resource to improve employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. In the press release it states that there are an estimated 65000 adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario alone. The province is contributing 800000 to create this new Centre of Excellence for Employment Services. It will provide resources to help local community agencies and employers across the province create awareness about the benefits of hiring people with developmental disabilities and build community and employer networks to share best practices. There will be job support available as well as an investment in peoples talents and skills. Financial support will be offered for projects that promote greater inclusion and independence for people with developmental disabilities. The press release also calls for creating a dynamic supportive environment where business thrives plus providing financial security and a retirement savings plan for the employees. In other words the Centre for Excellence for Employment Services will do what Vos Independent Grocer has been doing all along. By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog Left Tyler Bjerknes has been happily going to work for seven years and Sean Alexander for just over three years. Both love their jobs at Vos It doesnt get any fresher than this. Step out the kitchen door and harvest your own luscious fruits and vegetables still warm from the summer sun. Check out our many ideas and exclusive plants in our Presidents Choice Summer 2015 Insiders Report available at YOUR NEIGHB O URS OWNED OPERATED B Y 20 FOCUS - JULY 2015 257 Queen Street Port Perry 905.982.1164 One of a Kind Hand Painted Furniture Decor Original Fine Art CustomWork Workshops Eco-Friendly Canadian Cottage Paint An .net NOW OPEN in Port Perry FOCUS - JULY 2015 21 Looking for the perfect motorcycle Yamaha builds it - Asselstines sells it. We will get you on the bike that ts your needs. 2015 FZ-07 Light agile and powerful all at a great price FULL SERVICE PARTS DEPARTMENT Check out our used line-up at Shop Local and Support your Dealer FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1971 10 Min East of Port Perry Take 7A to Durham Rd. 57 6km south 905.986.4437 12 Helmets 40 up Gloves 25 up Jackets 125 up Pants 60 up Rain Gear 2 piece 75 Heated Vests 99.95 up CLEARANCE PRICING ON ALL REMAINING STREET MOTORCYCLE APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES All Sales Final THUMBS UP - to Dianne Hooker Sales Represen- tative with Coldwell Banker R.M.R. for ranking sixth throughout all of Canada in the Coldwell Banker system in Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income for 2014. Through hard work and assisting people with one of the most important purchase of their lives nice to see her recognized this way THUMBS DOWN - tis that time of the year One resident sent us a note to say he watched as two people got out of their vehicle on a very hot day and locked a dog in the car for at least an hour Sure the windows were cracked a tad but lets think people would you want to be locked in a vehicle for an hour We think not THUMBS UP - to Noreen Toots Malcolm for being honoured with the Senior of the Year award by Scugog Council. We cant think of anyone more deserving of this award And in Toots fashion she deflects the accolades on to others THUMBS DOWN -Areader submitted a thumbs down to the Focus for some major errors in the June issue. The descriptions under the frog images were both wrong. The spring pepper description was under the mink frog image and the mink frog under the spring pepper image. Then in the Jonathan van Bilsen ar- ticle twice the word mammals was used to describe reptiles. Thumbs down for this poor editing. THUMBS DOWN - to the dog owner who brought his dog into Food Basics under the guise of a service dog. Why would you bring your dog into the store after a swim only to let it shake the wetness off inside As if that was not enough an elderly gentleman slipped and fell only moments after you left the store. If your dog is not on duty and acting as a service dog then you have to follow the rules like everyone else NO PETS ALLOWED. Oh yes and a thank you to the lady who was brave enough to stand out of the crowd and say something to you. THUMBS UP - to C. Ryan Edgar for being selected New Deputy Fire Chief for the Municipality of Port Hope. Chief Edgar is now responsible for the lead- ership management and administration of the Port Hope Fire Department. DRPS will certainly miss him but at least hes staying here locally in Port Perry. umTh bs 22 FOCUS - JULY 2015 Could you use some HELP Call us Community Care Durham helps people who have needs related to aging physical andor mental health live at home with a network of support in caring communities. We are committed to providing access to a range of services needed to maintain our clients well-being independence and quality of life. Our Services Include Meals on Wheels Transportation Luncheon Out Home Help Home Maintenance Foot Care Clinics Friendly Visiting Telephone Reassurance In-Home Respite Home At Last COPE Mental Health Services Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes Specialized Geriatric Support. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 905-985-8461 OR VISIT Serving Durham Region Since 1977. Were here to help FOCUS - JULY 2015 23 One of the most exciting and colourful events of the summer takes place later this month as the Mississaugas of Scugog Island hold their 20th annual Pow Wow. The theme this year is Honouring our Missing and Murdered Women. Everyone is invited to attend and watch the grand entry experience traditional native dances and drum groups and enjoy the native crafts and displays. If you are hungry there will be plenty of food vendors on hand Bring a lawn chair for your comfort and please remember absolutely no alcohol no drugs no dogs or any other pets allowed. Grand entry at 12 noon Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19. 22521 Island Road Scugog Island 1 km past Great Blue Heron Casino. MISSISSAUGAS OF SCUGOG ISLAND 20th annual POW WOW UNIFIED AND GUIDED BY ANISHNAWABE TRADITIONS AND VALUES PROUD AND STRONG Come out and enjoy traditional native dances drum groups and displays. Over 40 different traditional food and craft vendors. Sunrise Ceremony both mornings Grand Entry 12 noon 22521 Island Road Port Perry Pow Wow grounds 1 km past Casino Saturday July 18 Sunday July 19 2015 Bobs What Bob Brozina has retired Bob was the Employee Benefits Consultant with Hardiman Mount Associates and the Scugog Chamber of Commerces go to guy for business benefits. The business side will be retired but Bob will remain involved in the Chamber. Saying Happy Retirement from left to right Executive DirectorGeneral Manager Kenna Kozak filling Bobs shoes Craig Soden 1st Vice President Tony Janssen and President Julie Curran. All the best Bob from everyone 24 FOCUS - JULY 2015 A style for every point of view. Joe Gibson Blackstock 905-213-2583 www.budgetblinds.comportperry Keep Your Cool With Our Hot Summer Trends Where High Style Meets Low Energy Cost Blinds - Draperies - Shutters - Shades - Great Selection - Stylish Colours - Superior Service Satisfaction Guaranteed Free In-Home Consultation Take an AdventureLife as it should be. 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Dog Days Dog Days of Scugog will return to the Scugog Shores Museum Village over the weekend of Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19 as Durham Regions largest dog event marks its thirteenth year. Dog Days is pleased to announce DogLoversDays has partnered with us this year to make the event bigger and better than ever This group will run a two lure course that your dog can participate in as well as a Health and Wellness Centre. Other highlights include WoofJocks Canine All Stars Scugog Disc Dog Canadian Association of Rally- Obedience Canine Good Neighbour Test Bernese Mountain Dog Carting Demo Fashion Shows Scugogs Dogs Got Talent and free contests vendors market non-profit exhibits parade of breeds childrens crafts a BBQ and more. A fun-filled day for dogs and their whole family the Museum is expecting more than 2000 dogs their owners and interested spectators to join in the weekend-long fun that aims to promote the proper training and care of dogs and to celebrate the joy of sharing our lives with our canine friends. Dog Days runs 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days. Admission is 7 for adults 5 for students and seniors and 2 for children 5-12 years. Children 4 and under are free. Family weekend passes are available for 20 includes 2 adults and unlimited children 12 under. The Scugog Shores Museum Village is located at 16210 Island Rd. one kilometer north of Hwy. 7A east of Port Perry. 32 FOCUS - JULY 2015 MILESTONES Driver Vehicle Health and Photo Identification ServiceOntario 72 Water Street Port Perry 905-985-0373 Mon-Fri 830 am - 530 pm October - March Sat 9 am - 12 April - September 9 am - 1 pm The staff at the Port Perry office wish to THANK YOU for your patience and understanding while we were swamped during the temporary closing of the Uxbridge and Beaverton ServiceOntario offices. We look forward to continue serving our local and surrounding area customers with the excellent service you have always been accustomed to. Darlene David Margaret Suzy June Carol Jennifer Hardie Birgitta MacLeod Bonnie Thomson Meta4 Gallery 200 Queen Street Port Perry James Papia Treeriffic Port Perry Bill Minors Books Galore More 175 Perry Street Port Perry Mike Dunn Port Perry Denture Clinic 6 High Street Port Perry Dr. Darryl Workman and his wife Stephanie North Durham Eye Clinic 189 North Street Port Perry Julie Goodwin Swim Kids 16625 Old Simcoe Road Port Perry Spiros Vovos Dimos Vovos Mr Sub 1874 Scugog Street Port Perry St. Johns Anglican Church 3505 Church Street Blackstock 10 celebrating years 20 celebrating years 24 celebrating years 25 celebrating years 175 celebrating years Three Cheers This new feature will recognize business and services throughout Scugog. If you are celebrating an anniversary of five years or more please email us at and let us know FOCUS - JULY 2015 33 port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Meet Collette Roberge Your Hometown Dental Professionals Dr. J. Cottrell Dr. J. Hardy Dr. C. Baneld Dr. J. Isenberg Dr. E. King - Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon - Periodontist A highlight of Collette Roberges career was putting smiles on the faces of many El Salvadorians. A certied dental assistant at the Port Perry Dental Centre Collette accompanied Dr. Cottrell and Dr. Isenberg on a medical-dental mission to help people in need who do not have access to dental care. Due to the fact that pop is cheaper to buy than water many people of all ages were suffering from tooth decay. Collette would go back again to help them in a heartbeat. She loves her job at the Port Perry Dental Centre where she has worked for over 20 years. A mother of twin boys Dalton and Cody now aged 17 she went back to work part-time when they were six months old then eased back into full-time. Spending eight hours a day with her colleagues she has developed friendships with them which she truly values. Every day is different says Collette who enjoys the variety. She grew up on a hobby farm with an apple orchard in Port Perry and Dr. Cottrell has always been her dentist. Now Collette resides in Blackstock with her husband Keith and sons. They are an active family enjoying summertime camping in beautiful Ontario and getaways to warmer climes in the winter. Collette goes to the Zent gym and shes one of the volunteers for the annual Dragon Boat Races. Everyone in the Roberge family plays hockey. Its a fun lifestyle. We all enjoy it she says. And her employer was always exible about making sure that Collette got her kids to after school practices on time. And Yes Collette says with a smile she makes sure that she wears her protective sportsguard before hitting the ice for the womens hockey games. 34 FOCUS - JULY 2015 The little homecare company with the BIG heart. 905-852-0182 When your world is upside down and you dont know where to turn call us Non-Medical Home Care At our goal is to give you back those minutes and hours you lose while juggling jobs tending to loved ones doing the daily chores and just dealing with your everyday life events. Home Cooked Meals Help Support Home Checks Hospital Visits Doctor Appointments Groceries Home Cleaning Personal Care Dry Cleaning Shopping Companionship Transportation A Listening Ear and much more Some of our services include Committed to making your life a little more stress-free and a lot more tolerable. Port Perry Early risers at the Farmers Market at Palmer Park theres something for everyone Every Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meghan Knott and son Jacob treating themselves to maple syrup.Vendors take the time to educate residents on local produce. FOCUS - JULY 2015 35 Dont settle for anything but the best. Port Perry 905-904-2050 Call Alec at Winner of 2013 Best Reviews Install roll out drawers in your existing cabinets to maximize storage space and increase accessibility. Reface your existing kitchen without the mess of a major renovation and save thousands of dollars. Before After At Ideal Home Storage Solutions the answer is simple reface your existing kitchen and save thousands of dollars. Replace the old worn out look with up to date styles colours hardware and new counter tops in a wide range of colours and materials. Alter existing cabinets or add new cabinets to match. New sinks and faucets lighting and mouldings all without the mess of a major renovation. Add solid maple dovetail drawer on full extension slides to use and maximize the wasted space. No more getting down on your hands and knees to see what is at the back of your cabinets. We also have systems for those impossible corner cabinets and custom pull outs for just about any space. Dont put it off any longer the solution is just a phone call away. What do I do with my kitchen Alec Cook 36 FOCUS - JULY 2015 When you contribute to the Uxbridge-Scugog New Animal Shelter registered charity fund you will be helping over 300 cats and 150 dogs every year get to their forever homes. If you find a lost abandoned or neglected cat or dog in Scugog or Uxbridge you can deliver them to the new shelter when completed. Both communities benefit in knowing they can help animals in need. There are more than 100 volunteers in Uxbridge and Scugog townships working to raise 1 million to construct the new shelter at 5500 Lakeridge Road. You can join for free our mailing list and stay informed about upcoming events news and our progress Wehavefantasticcorporatesponsorshelpingtheshelteryoucanhelptoo. Two Communities Working Together to build a new home for the Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter YOUR NEIGHB O URS OWNED OPERATED B Y Log on to to donate or for more information. Stop in now and all summer long for refreshingly delicious deals. 14500 Simcoe Street Port Perry 905-982-1256 296 Toronto Street Uxbridge 905-852-0554 905-982-1578 HOURS Monday - Friday 9 - 6 Saturday 9 - 2 Serving Scugog Since 2003 182 North Port Rd. Unit 4 Port Perry Hard and Soft Tonneau Covers Trailer Hitches Truck Caps Tool Boxes Hard and Soft Tonneau Covers COVER UP THIS SUMMER TRUCK VAN SUV ACCESSORIES AND INSTALLATIONS SERVING PORT PERRY DURHAM REGION FOCUS - JULY 2015 37 Referrals are the core of our business Kitchens Windows Doors Bathrooms Additions Design Service Call John 905 434 0517 905 985 8569 THE is the heart of the home. Racers getting ready. Two-year-old Garnet Straughan is too young now but thats not stopping him from getting a feel for racing. Gage Cardinal 7 years old is anxious to get rolling for his first time in the Derby. Saturday June 20 Port Perry Lions Club SOAP BOX Derby PhotoSbyMARYANNFLEMING 38 FOCUS - JULY 2015 15751 Island Road Port Perry 905-982-0794 Enjoy one of our many desserts .... Chocolate Eclairs Lava Cakes Cream PuffsTiramisu and . . . Hamburger Hotdog Buns Mufns Squares Cookies Tarts Pies Cakes Bagels Bread Buns Sandwiches Frozen Pizza tasty cooked on the BBQ Frozen Cookie Mufn Dough scoop bake and serve GLUTEN FREE We sell both ready baked goods and dry mixes. OPEN 10 - 5 SEVEN DAYS A WEEK CINNAMON BUNS It was a sea of chrome on a beautiful day as over 300 bikes participated in this annual ride to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer Research. PORT PERRY The Emmanuel Community Church held their car wash on Saturday June 13. The team worked hard including washing this 1931 Ford Model A and raised over 1000. A shout out to all volunteers and everyone who supported this successful event. COMMUNITY CHURCH CAR WASH Saturday June 13 Saturday June 13 Photo3byMARYANNFLEMING What s On Seniors SENIORS COMMUNITY CALENDAR JULY 2015 The Whats On Seniors Calendar has been brought to you by the Scugog Seniors Advisory Committee. This past year the calendar was funded from an Ontario New Horizons Grant. Since we have no further funding we have decided to publish the Whats on Seniors calendar in the Scugogs Fall Winter 2015 Leisure Activity Guide. There will be one page dedicated to each month August - January. We hope you will keep your Leisure Guide handy as a reference for all of the wonderful activities and clubs available to you. Look for the Leisure Guide in your mail box by the first week of August. We would like to thank the Focus for publishing our past calendars. MaryAnn is always a pleasure to work with SCUGOG SENIORS INFORMATION CENTRE SeniorS helping SeniorS Visit our office 181 Perry St. Unit G1 Contact 289 485 1012 Email Created to provide a link between Seniors and The Township of Scugog Council Summer Office Hours Tuesdays 1-3 pm SCUGOG MEMORIAL LIBRARY Contact 905 985 7686 Movie nightS Thursday July 2 and 9 630 pm evening BooK ClUB Thursday July 23 7 - 830 pm Book Title Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese travelogUe Tuesday July 14th 2 pm Jonathan van Bilsen will talk about Easter Island Kent FarnDale gallerY July 1 - August 6 portals by annabelle Jane Murray MEALS Come one Come all to the greenBanK UniteD ChUrChS FaMoUS BeeF BBQ Friday July 31 430 - 7 pm Cost 20person Take out available. For tickets call 905 985 8298 They sell out fast dont miss out CoMMUnitY Care DUrhaM lUnCheon oUt Various Locations - MUST Pre-register Cost 8.00 Thursday July 2 and 16 at noon Call to register 905 985 8461 hot anD or Frozen MealS on WheelS Contact 905 985 8461 SENIORS EXERCISE AT THE VILLA BalanCe Mondays 945 - 1030 am WeightS exerCiSe Tuesdays 945 -1030 am tai Chi Thursdays 945 -1030 am FUn Flex Fridays 945 - 1030 am Call The Villa to Confirm 905 985 3312 PORT PERRY SENIORS CLUB Latcham Centre Membership Ages 50 - 79 15 annually Ages 80 5 annually LATCHAM CENTRE ACTIVITIES closed statutory holidays Contact 905 982-2192 Email art Wednesdays 1030 am - 1230 pm BriDge Tuesdays 1 - 3 pm ChorUS Wednesdays 1230 - 130 pm CraFtS Wednesdays 9 - 1130 am line DanCing Mondays Fridays Regular Classes 1030 - 1130 am Beginner Classes 1130 am - Noon NEW Additional dates Tuesday July 7 14 21 28 exerCiSe Monday and Fridays 930 - 1010 am gentle exerCiSe Tuesdays 1030 - 1130 am ShUFFleBoarD Mondays 1 - 3 pm WooDCarving Wednesday 9 - 1130 am Yin Yoga Yoga For Arthritis Thursdays 10 - 11 am piCKleBall Scugog Recreation Centre Mondays Thursdays 9 am - 4 pm Beginners Mondays 9 - 10 am NEW Tuesdays 930 am - 2 pm BLACKSTOCK REC CENTRE Contact 905 985 8698 ShUFFleBoarD ClUB Every Wednesday 9 am - 330 pm HEALTH WELLNESS CoMMUnitY Care DUrhaM Foot Care CliniC Hope Christian Reform Church Wednesday July 8 and 22 By Appointment Only Contact 905 985 8461 port perrY tai Chi St. Johns Presbyterian Church Cost 25.00month Mondays 630 - 730 pm Thursdays 1 - 2 pm Beginners Thursdays 230 - 330 pm cont Contact 905 985 2062 CLUBS MEETINGS laWn BoWling Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club 16077 Old Simcoe Road Tuesdays Thursdays 7 pm Join anytime Contact Bill Minors 905 985 8645 pine riDge garDen ClUB Nestleton Hall Tuesday July 8 630 pm Pot Luck Picnic Guest Speaker Anita Vincentia Pereira Contact 905 986 5330 EUCHRE BlaCKStoCK St. Johns Anglican Church Tuesdays 730 pm Contact 905 986 5046 port perrY villa Wednesday July 15 130 pm Contact 905 985 3312 Free of Charge FOCUS - JULY 2015 39 40 FOCUS - JULY 2015 REGATTA Your 2015 New Lake Scugog Regatta Committee Welcomes you to the 87th Annual Lake Scugog Jumping Castle Dog Show Fishing Derby Dunk Tank Sailing Races Volleyball Horseshoes Face Painting Games Races Costume Parade JULY 31 - AUGUST 2 Putsey Park Beacon Marina SEE YOU THERE Friday July 31 600 p.m. Lobster or Steak Dinner Saturday August 1 1000 a.m. - 800 p.m. All day activities Sunday August 2 800 a.m. - 800 p.m. All day activities 800 a.m. - 1100 a.m Pancake Breakfast at Firehall Friday July 31 600 p.m. Lobster or Steak Dinner Saturday August 1 1000 a.m. - 800 p.m. All day activities Sunday August 2 800 a.m. - 800 p.m. All day activities 800 a.m. - 1100 a.m Pancake Breakfast at Firehall Dinner Dance tickets available from Shari 905-447-3865 or email Free no obligation consultation Complete and Partial Denture Services Same Day Relines and Repairs Implant SupportedRetained Dentures Sports Mouth Guards Tooth Whitening PORT PERRY DENTURE CLINIC 6 High St. Unit 4 Port Perry ON L9L 1H8 905.985.8028 DUNN DENTURE CLINIC 196 Bond St. East Oshawa ON L1G 1B3 905.576.5541 2 Locations to Serve You ALL INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED Mike Dunn DD Mike Dunn family have been restoring the smiles of Durham Region residents for over 40 years. They pride themselves in providing nothing less than the best quality and service to their clients. Celebrating 20 years in Port Perry FOCUS - JULY 2015 41 Dragon Boats Lively Dragon Power of Team One of the dragon boat teams competing in the Tonsil Toss a fun singing competition. The Scugog Lake Stewards were one of the two beneficiaries along with Port Perry Hospital. Pictured above left to right Aurora Storm Barb Karthein Aurora and Chris Hall Carolyn Hall and Yvonne Storm. Four of the team members from the team Draggin but not Saggin. Left to right Lynda Doherty Katie Infurnari Lorrie Mackinnon and Cherri Banburg. Whew what a race And rumour has it this team of Scugog Sistoars took home another gold Saturday June 20 PhotoSbyMARYANNFLEMING 42 FOCUS - JULY 2015 AUTO TRAILER SALES 905-985-9330 1-866-985-9330 181 North Port Road Port Perry TRAILERS TRAILER SALES SERVICE PARTS ACCESSORIES New Used UtilityLandscape MotorcycleATV Dump Open or Enclosed Livestock BoatPontoonWatercraft. Leasing available FULL SERVICE FOR ALL PASSENGER AND LIGHT TRUCK VEHICLES We have two fully operational bays with licensed technician. We specialize in alignment and exhaust work. We are dedicated to meet your expectations in all automotive repair work. Gary Len Mike Frank Bev Locally owned and operated by Len Wall Monday-Thursday 830-530 Friday 830-500 TRAILER PROFESSIONALS for the PROFESSIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION STATION 2 LOCATIONS IN PORT PERRY 1874 Scugog Street Hwy 7A 905-985-7420 170 Casimir Street 905-985-0715 FIREPLACES GRILLS QUEEN MATTRESS Special 375 Pick your number. Quality Service that will impress your friends Xtra Large 24 grid Mini 9.5 grid Small 13 grid Large 18-25 grid Medium 16 grid Includes 300 alcohol allowance private chef buffet breakfast laundry and housekeeping ights with airport service both ends 1700pp priced based on 4 couples 8 persons Private Villa Getaway - Punta Cana Vow Renewals Family Reunions Small Weddings Group of Friends Its all about the comfort FOOD REST RELAXATION FOCUS - JULY 2015 43 Your Convenience is Our Objective Having been involved with all aspects of dentistry for over 20 years Dr. Karim Nanji and his team are dedicated to improving lives one smile at a time. The Dental Centres concentrate on family cosmetic and surgical dentistry and offer the latest in dental technologies in all aspects of oral health care. To accommodate your hectic days The Dental Centres offer appointment times at various locations - Stouffville Burlington Sunderland Uxbridge and Port Perry - and at times convenient for you including extended hours a time saver for commuters TORONTO STREET DENTAL CENTRE 29 Toronto Street Uxbridge 905-852-7382 NORTH PORT DENTAL CENTRE 15930 Old Simcoe Rd. Port Perry 905-852-7382 STOUFFVILLE DENTAL CENTRE 15 Ringwood Drive Stouffville 905-642-5777 SUNDERLAND DENTAL CENTRE 26 Church Street Sunderland 705-357-3161 S Creating Smiles Since 1992 Cadenza Productions Theatre 3x60 presents two fabulous live theatre productions in downtown Port Perry for Port Perry Summer Theatre 2015. A Cadenza Cabaret 2015... Courting the Classics July 9 10 and 11 - 800 p.m Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts - Patrons Lounge -302 Queen St. Port Perry Cadenza Productions is thrilled to be presenting the second in their cabaret series Courting the Classics. After last summers cabaret featuring songs from this century we are now going back to the classics. The songs that have withstood the test of time. The songs we can sing in our sleep. From shows such as Guys and Dolls My Fair Lady and West Side Story just to name a few we guarantee youll want to sing along with our spectacular cast. This summers cast has some new faces along with returning voices. It includes Lyle Corrigan Landon Drew Sam Moffatt Sarah Rorabeck Sheldon Suepaul Andrew Smith Mallory Smith and Nicole Strawbridge. Carey Nicholson and Carol Salamone are again joining forces as director and musical director to bring you an evening you wont want to miss God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza July 17 18 24 25 - 800 pm Scugog Memorial Public Library 231 Water St. Port Perry What happens when two couples get together to discuss how to resolve an altercation between their offspring In Yasmina Rezas Tony Award winning comedy God of Carnage it doesnt take long for the civilized veneer to crack the childish playground behaviours to show up in the polished living room and the god of carnage to move in. Audiences will remember Rezas hilarious and biting wit from last years highly successful reading of ART and now Theatre 3x60 is pleased to be presenting a fully staged production from the same playwright. God of Carnage is a seriously funny comedy in one act that makes subtle and not so subtle digs at civilized society and its values all in a very entertaining fast-paced 90 minutes. God of Carnage is a tour de force for its actors and director Carey Nicholson brings a powerful cast to this production featuring Annette Stokes Lyle Corrigan Amanda Smith and Craig Martin. To heighten the plays voyeuristic fly on the wall feel Theatre 3x60s production will be staged in the round in the intimate setting of Scugog Memorial Public Librarys Rotary Community Room with the audience surrounding the characters as they attempt unsuccessfully to hold onto their exterior social masks. Tickets for all performances are 20. Seating is limited at both venues and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available at META4 Gallery 200 Queen St. Port Perry cashcheque only or through Theatre 3x60 at 905 431-0977 VISAMC. Tickets are also available at the door cashchequeVISAMC. For more information on Port Perry Summer Theatre Cadenza Productions and Theatre 3x60 visit or 216 Queen Street Port Perry Ontario L9L 1B2 Tel 905-985-2171 Fax 905-985-4572 Port Perrys only locally owned and operated Funeral Home Since 1846 Myles ORiordan FUNERAL DIRECTOROWNER Susan ORiordan Cadenza Productions presents live theatre for your summer enjoyment 44 FOCUS - JULY 2015 Hardwood laminate installation Custom interior wood work Hanging interior doors Casing windows doors Custom built inns Kitchen bathroom cabinet installation INSPIRATIONAL WOOD WORKS Custom InterIor FInIshIng 905-242-4690 Ian Ross Port Perry WooD WorKs thAt WILL InsPIre Your LIFe Hardwood laminate installation Custom interior wood work Hanging interior doors Casing windows doors Custom built inns Kitchen bathroom cabinet installation WOOD WORKS INSPIRATIONAL WOOD WORKS Custom InterIor FInIshIng 905-242-4690 Ian Ross Port Perry WooD WorKs thAt WILL InsPIre Your LIFe Hardwood laminate installation Custom interior wood work Hanging interior doors Casing windows doors Custom built inns Kitchen bathroom cabinet installation INSPIRATIONAL WOOD WORKS Custom InterIor FInIshIng 905-242-4690 Ian Ross Port Perry WooD WorKs thAt WILL InsPIre Your LIFe Hardwood laminate installation Custom interior wood work Hanging interior doors Casing windows doors Custom built inns Kitchen bathroom cabinet installation INSPIRATIONAL WOOD WORKS Custom InterIor FInIshIng 905-242-4690 Ian Ross Port Perry WooD WorKs thAt WILL InsPIre Your LIFe 11490 Simcoe Street Port Perry 905-985-0195 Fx 905-985-3007 Small Business Accounting Service Thank you for being the best customers a group of tax preparers could ask for. You were very gracious to us during what is normally a chaotic time for us professionally. Wishing you a fantastic summer and remember we are always here to answer any questions you may have over the coming months. Nellie Joanne and Rhonda FOCUS - JULY 2015 45 and Fun Torch Run 3. Dana Smith torchbearer giving it her all and enjoying every moment of it 4. Dana Smith handing the torch over to Gary Edgar for his run. 5. Everyone getting into the strenuous Zumba workout An emotional day for our torchbearers who with every step they took made Scugog proud. Fun was had by hundreds of people of all ages taking part in the festivities at Palmer Park before the run. Vos Independent served up free hotdogs and Nutty Chocolatier offered free popcorn. Then came the opportunity to dance off those calories by Zumba workouts with Katie Baylis and for the kids an oversized beachball contest sponsored by Sunnybrae Golf Club. Thumbs Up Despite the weather the torch could not be dampened on June 8 as it made its way through Port Perry. 1. The fun beachball contest sponsored by Dorie and the gang at Sunnybrae. Everyone had a blast 2. Warren Strong leaving the gazebo with the torch. 1 2 3 4 5 PhotoSbyMARYANNFLEMING 46 FOCUS - JULY 2015 Anniversary Special 34 Water Street Port Perry 905-985-9506 Scugog Kitchens Ltd. kitchens designed with you in mind ... NO TAX FREE INSTALLATION 905-985-9748 15930 Old Simcoe Road Port Perry SCUGOG ANIMAL HOSPITAL Supporting Animal Health SCUGOGSCUGOGSCUGOGSCUGOGSCUGOGSCUGOGSCUGOG Examinations Vaccinations Laser Surgery Surgery Dentistry Dental X-ray X-ray Pharmacy Referral Services In-House Laboratory Prescription Diets Nutritional Counselling Preventative Care Wellness Homeopathic Medicine We focus on the overall health and wellness of your pets through our professional services.We welcome two new doctors to our medical team ... Dr. Vicki Langford and Dr. Carolyn Benson Left to right Dr. Carolyn Benson DVM Dr. Vicki Langford DVM Dr. Jessica Sherwin DVM Owner Lisa RVT Breana Reception Shaina Reception Dawn Manager Lee Anne Tech Student Absent NEW PATIENTS WELCOME FOCUS - JULY 2015 47 A charming little girl with an out- going personality Olivia is a local kindergarten student. She is already proficient at reading and spelling and shes already in grade two piano which is a rarity for her young age. Her Grandma Gladys Black says that Olivia does a fine rendition of Mary Had a Little Lamb. Olivia is proud of her bat ball and Blue Jay jersey. An active and happy child Olivia also enjoys dancing swimming riding her bike and tour- ing around on her two scooters one with two wheels and one with three wheels A student at R.H. Cornish shes going to be in the French Immersion program says her Grandma Gladys proudly. Olivia adores her baby brother Ryker who will be two in July and she spells out his name to make sure I get it right When she grows up Olivia says she wants to follow in the footsteps of two adults that she really admires. When asked about her future plans Olivia exclaims I want to be a doctor like Dr. S. Hyshka and a bus driver like my Dad And Ive got lots of friends even me Olivia enthuses. The fact that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2014 has cer- tainly not held her back. Heres what happened. When she was three Olivia experienced extreme stomach pain. Her parents Cheri and Peter Worr rushed her to Lakeridge Health Port Perry and then she went on to Oshawa Hospital and finally ended up at Sick Kids in Toronto. A blocked bowel was suspected but it turned out that she had a mass the size of an orange in her abdomen. On May 15 2014 Olivia was diagnosed with a Sertoli Leydig Stromal Tumor that was located on her right ovary. Apparently this type of tumor can go anywhere in the body and if it had chosen the brain for example it would have been brain cancer. Olivia began chemotherapy last June and lost her hair. She embraced this with enthusiasm because she knew that it meant that the treatment was working. Her red wig fashioned after Disney character Merida from the movie Brave was her favourite but she has quite a collection of wigs and hats said Grandma Gladys. A baseball style cap she is also fond of has a long blonde braid. Nothing kept her down said Grandma Gladys. There she was running around after the Easter eggs Every three months Olivia has to return to Sick Kids for tests. If you ask her how she is feeling she says Great and gives you a wondering look which says Why would you ask Proud to be a cancer survivor Olivias hair has grown back into a silky mop of chocolate-coloured curls. She used to have long hair and when Rosario Greco asked her if she was go- ing to grow it again she says Sure Rosario is the mover and shaker Please turn to page 48 Michelle LADIES OF DISTINCTION IN PORT PERRY Rosario and the staff of Styles are all wonderfully talented. I look forward to my hair appointments....Great friends great fun great Professionals. 2 1 W i l b u r Av e n u e 9 0 5 -9 8 5 - 0 0 9 9 r g r e c o q u i s k . c a Smiles continued from page 17 48 FOCUS - JULY 2015 To be part of the fundraising fun or to participate in the Cut-a-thon contact Rosario Greco Styles at 905-985-0099. Smiles continued from page 47 By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog vehicle lettering wrapping Reach Northport Rd. Port Perry 905-985-0802 Since 1996 SIGNS For more information on the non-profit organization check out Million Dollar Smiles at the website or on Facebook YouTube and twitter. behind the project to build a play- ground for Olivia and her brother and friends to enjoy. His cousin Anna Lopes who he refers to as a super- star is the founder and director of Million Dollar Smiles. The mandate of this charity is to provide backyard playgrounds for children with cancer who are sometimes not afforded the luxury of playing in public parks. Volunteers are the backbone of the organization and they are rightfully called Smile Angels. The first contact that Smile Angel Rosario made with Olivia was just before last Christmas. What a big surprise it was when a giant cuddly four-foot tall Teddy Bear with a yel- low Million Dollar Smiles t-shirt was delivered to the Worrs house. There was also a 100. ToysRUs gift card. We got toys for Ryker too Olivia says happily. Rosario is certainly the perfect example of a Smile Angel. Meeting Olivia for the first time he said What an amazing kid. How could you not want to help her Fundraising is ongoing to reach the 2500 goal. This includes a de- luxe playground kit which is ready to build a special engraved medal for the Million Dollar Smiles child 20 t-shirts with the sponsor logo on the back a continental breakfast pizza lunch and drinks for the construction crew and a celebration cake. Its so nice of them to do this for Olivia said Grandma Gladys. What a wonderful way to surprise a local little girl who already has a million dollar smile FOCUS - JULY 2015 49 Scugog Chamber of Commerce presents 2nd Annual Sunnybrae Golf and Country Club Tickets 125.00person Registration Lunch 12 Noon Shotgun Start 1pm BBQ Steak Dinner 630 pm 18 Holes Golf Cart Putting Contest Great Prizes Register before July 20 and your name will be entered into a draw to win a 150 Gift Certicate THURSDAY AUGUST 20 2015 Hole-in-one sponsored by Stewart Morrison Insurance 10000 PRIZE and Hole-in-one sponsored by Taylor Ford wins a BRAND NEW FORD ESCAPE Always fun from left to right Shannon and Keith Fowler Kim Weatherhead and Julie Curran. Call us. 905.985.1361 see our ad on inside back cover Port Perry Smokehouse has opened their doors at 1821 Scugog St. serving up ribs chicken and sau- sages. Dine-In take-out and catering available Open Monday thru Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Sundays. Also opening their doors at 158 Water St. in early June was The Perfect Scoop Gelato and Juice Bar. Be sure to drop in anytime Sunday and Monday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Christel Lake Lavender Farm is now open at 1381 Scugog Line 12 Greenbank. The farm store showcases all lavender products and associ- ated items such as lavender books and cookbooks. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. now thru September. Brians Towing has moved from 151 Reach Industrial Park Rd. and can now be found at 2-100 North Port Rd. 50 FOCUS - JULY 2015 PRIDE THAT SHOWS THROUGH FROM START TO FINISH Family owned and operated since 1979 A.Oppers Limited is a supplier of high quality windows and doors. With superb installation and customer serviceA.Oppers has established itself as the premier window and door company in the Scugog area. Our attention to detail has brought us a high level of referral and repeat business. We are the exclusive Pella Certified Contractor for Durham Region and deal with several other leading man- ufacturers to bring you the product that best suits your home and budget. We are also able to offer you many other products for your home including railingsawnings and rollshutters. You put a lot of trust in a contractor. With Oppers you can have peace of mind knowing the job will be done right. Come and see what we have to offer at our large showroom in downtown Port Perry. A. OPPERS LTD WindoWs doors 193 North Street Port Perry 905-985-4910 Experience and knowledge of all makes and models Tire sales and installation.... Free battery test with any service Come in and ask us about our nationwide warranty for worry free driving. We offer tire warranty for road hazard coverage and our complimentary roadside assistance including towing lockout flat tire battery jumpstart and empty tanks. 1511 reach rd Unit 2 Port Perry For appointments call 905-985-9292 HOURS Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm QUality Parts Fair PriCinG QUality serViCe MarK willes Automotive Mark LeahannWilles FOCUS - JULY 2015 51 Tell me something Focus on Scugog is introducing a new feature called Tell me something I didnt know The purpose of this feature is to give the residents of Scugog information they may not have known about certain businesses and places we frequent shop at or visit. We are aiming to have readers sit back and simply say I didnt know that We realize that there may be some of you out there who will offer the same service or do the same thing but we dont know that so this will shine a quick spotlight on a business what you do or have to offer that is unique to Scugog. Books Galore And More is still relevant and busy selling books in 2015 largely due to owner Bill Minors. Bills over 40 years in publishing and his semi-secret past as a Canadian game show contestant for many years make him the premier trivia master and go-to guy for the written word in all of Scugog Township and beyond. Fires Our Friend David Malcolm on Casimir Street has a 30 full size events trailer you can rent. It has an 8 x 16 drop down stage with a canopy. It is great for Grand Openings Weddings Family Reunions and Trade Shows. Kids Cupboard has the widest selection of Melissa Doug toys and developmental games in all of Ontario. Nobody else in the province carries the vast selection owner Karen Staniland has amassed over the years. These popular endearing imaginative toys puzzles games and educational products have been enjoyed by generations of babies and children. The Pantry Shelf on a daily basis serves up homemade in-house from scratch just like your mother makes line of preserves. From bubbling stove top to jar you can enjoy their apple cranberry chutney rhubarb relish four types of jam red pepper jelly and raspberry vinaigrette. From preserves to pastry even your mother would approve. Dear business owners and readers If you wish to share something about your business in Scugog that many people may not know about and is unique to Scugog Township please contact us at SHEPSTONE HAULAGE L I M I T E D 1451 Reach St. Port Perry 905-985-7282 SHEPSTONE HAULAGE L I M I T E D DELIVERY AVAILABLE SMALL TO LARGE LOADS. Stone PLAYGROUNDS PET RUNSA B GRADE DRAIN AND SEPTIC GRANITE STONE NATURAL STONE 1 - 3 RIVER ROCK 4 - 6 GABION STONE BACK FILLING MASONRY AND BEACH QUALITY UNSCREENED SCREENED AND TRIPLE MIX OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Pea StoneGravel Sand Top Soil HAULAGE L I M I T E D HAULAGEHAULAGE L I M I T E DNOW AVAILABLE MULCH VARIOUS LIMESTONE PRODUCTS 52 FOCUS - JULY 2015 Your special day calls for a special cake Choose from a variety of flavours and styles Award winning cakes for all occasions Hanks Pastries204 Queen St. Port Perry 905.985.2172 An evening to remember Wonderful Thats all I can say. Petissimo 2015 was a fantastic event with a great cause. The word itself has no English translation but can be used in many different ways as Master of Ceremonies Neil Crone explained during the evening of Saturday June 6. Petissimo is the brainchild of tenor Glen Kowarsky who pulled together this fantastic collection of musicians and singers led by himself a world class tenor with a cause. That cause is the new Uxbridge-Scugog Animal shelter. Glen owns Dogs at Camp a retreat for your pets when you have to leave them alone for a while. Perhaps it is no coincidence that the word pet is part of Petissimo. The event partnered with Marwans Global Bistro where a pre- set dinner ensured plenty of time for the theatre a five minute walk away. The talented comic and writer Neil Crone kept audiences on the edge of their seats with laughter sometimes falling into the aisles. A 15 piece orchestra The George Lake Big Band started the evening with Glenn Millers In The Mood. Singer Jordana Talsky crooned some old favourites and classic guitarist Maneli Jamal astounded the audi- ence with his talent. Glen tied the event together with several beauti- ful renditions of popular Italian folk songs. Returning to Marwans for the after party we were spoiled by a vast variety of hand-made pastries and delicacies. An evening to remember and certainly one to note for next year. Order well in advance as seats sell quickly. By Jonathan van Bilsen Focus on Scugog Glen Kowarsky and his friends - the brainchild behind this event. PhotobyJonathanvanbilsen FOCUS - JULY 2015 53 217 Queen Street Port Perry 905-982-0707 To book or view one of our upscale efficiently suites located above the cafe visit BOOKYOUR EVENT WITH US Available for hosting small intimate weddings anniversaries any special celebrations and milestones. max 60 people Menus customized to your specifications. DJ available upon request. Local clergy available for performing wedding ceremonies. View our website and call to enquire for availability. Scugog Shores Museum Village 16210 Island Road Port Perry For further information call 905-985-8698 x 103 July 18 19 9am-4pm Come and join us for our 13th annual celebration of all things canine. Last year we had almost 2000 participants and visitors and 60 vendors. This year will be even bigger and better All proceeds go to help maintain the Museums collection and our high quality exhibits events and programming year-round. SCUGOG SHORES MUSEUM FUNDRAISER dogloversdays fashion shows WoofJocks Scugog Shores Museums PIONEER VILLAGE 16210 Island Road Port Perry And Puppy Dog Tails Dog Cat Grooming Scugog Shores Museums PIONEER VILLAGE Open Daily until August 31 10am - 4 p.m. Drop in for guided tours of the 12 historic buildings and Ojibway Heritage Interpretive Lands heritage demonstrations special events childrens crafts and hands-on activities. 54 FOCUS - JULY 2015 Locally owned and operated by Ike and Kelly van den Berg Visit our showroom and see why Theres So Much More At... Whether you are looking to add architectural detail to your home or hoping to gain better energy efciency we have a window or door style to t every lifestyle and budget. Our experts will help you choose the perfect ones for you. Whether you are looking to add architectural 182 North Port Plaza Unit 7 Reach Street at North Port Road Port Perry 905-985-6665 CHOOSING THE RIGHTWINDOWS AND DOORS FORYOUR HOME Ike VandenBerg Owner Operator Blackstock Friday July 3rd 730 pm Saturday July 4th 700 pm Friday Local 4x4 Diesel Trucks Mini Modified Tractors Super Modified 4x4 Trucks Modified Farm Tractors Invitational Pro Stock Diesel Saturday Local 4x4 Gas Trucks Pro Street Diesel 4x4 Trucks Super Stock 4x4 Trucks Light Pro Stock Tractors 7000 Heavy Pro Stock Tractors 11000 Single Engine Modified Janice Beechey 905.986.0035 TRACTORTRTRTRAACCTORTORTORTOR Truck Pull Adults 10 Children 12 and under 4 Parking 2 BEVERAGE GARDEN 40th FREE On-site Parking For more information 905-986-0035 150th Annual BLACKSTOCKBLACKSTOCKBLACKSTOCK AUGUST 28292015 THISYEARSTHEME CELEBRATINGTHEDECADES DEMOLITIONS DERBY - FRI.AUG.28 7PM NEW BEVERAGE GARDEN SAT NIGHTVIDEO DANCE PARTY WITH DJ BRIAN COX FROM KX96 MODEL RAILWAY CENTRE LAWNTRACTOR PULLING CHAINSAW CARVING FULL SLATE OF FAIR EVENTS Entertainment for all agesfor all ages 905-986-0035 FOCUS - JULY 2015 55 34 WATER STREET Port Perry 905-985-9506 The DUTCH Pantry Gifts clothing candy groceries Fresh baked goods every Thursday Tag Day a huge success Dear Editor Once again the Auxiliary to Lakeridge Health Port Perry appreciates the coverage and support the Focus on Scugog magazine always gives year round to the Auxiliary events. It is wonderful and appreciated. A huge thank you to the community local businesses and over 100 volunteers who made our annual Tag Days a success. We surpassed last years total and raised 8977.33 on June 4 and 5. All the money raised goes directly to the Auxiliary Port Perry Hospital pledge of 350000 to Your Hospital Your Future campaign. We love our hospital We continue to appreciate the generous support over the forty years plus of tagging from our community. Thank You. Auxiliary to Lakeridge Health Port Perry Tag Day CommitteeVolunteers Car Club celebrating 25th year Dear Editor In the fall of 1990 a few car buffs formed the Cruisin Classics Car Club with an interest in the preservation and restoration of 1989 and older cars and trucks. The club has grown from the occasional gathering to weekly cruise-ins Tuesday nights at Emmanuel Community Church on Reach Street. While some members have their original classics many have purchased or restored other vintage vehicles. On July 28th we will celebrate our 25th year with fun food and favours The first 100 participants will receive tote bags courtesy of the club. Coffee and timbits will be available for all. Entertainer Scott Handel will sing while church members will sell sausages hotdogs and hamburgers. The theme is 70s Night with a Car of the Week award provided by Chuck Beth Willes and Mark Willes Automotive. Luck of the Draw prizes have been donated by Napa Auto Parts Gus Brown Buick GMC Island Fries and Benson Auto Parts. Dash plaques sponsored by Emmerson Insurance may still be available for first-time cruisers. We wish to invite everyone to join us at this Silver Anniversary event. There is ample parking for both participants and spectators. Dave Ballingall President Julie Williams Vice President Brenda Robinson Secretary Bev VanKessell Treasurer continued from page 2 Letters to the editor continued Mailbox ...................... 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Scugogs locally owned and operated General Insurance Broker INSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED COMMERCIALFARMHOMEAUTOMOBILE SINCE 1917 193 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-7306 1-800-387-5642 SHOP OUR PORT PERRY Saturdays 8 am - 1 pm Palmer Park Home Baking Preserves Fresh Fruits Fresh Vegetables Local Meats Local Honey Plants Flowers Herbs VQA wine Crafts NEW VENDORS WELCOME EAT FRESH BUY LOCAL Come and meet our local farmers FOCUS - JULY 2015 57 It was another beautiful night in downtown Port Perry as many people took to the streets and the shops Brocks employee Mary Vezeau helping size up Debbie Kinkaid for sandals while her friend and pen pal Dorothy Featherstone from England watches. And the band played on Blue Room entertained throughout the evening. Councillor Wilma Wotten popped behind the BIA tent and invited people to fill out ballots for prizes donated by a number of merchants. Before the sun went down this cool family made sure their shades were on. Parents Andrew and Erin McEvoy with the kids Brynn and Bennett. Employee Darina Quinn of Romancing the Home sneaking a peak as customer finishes her transaction. Diane Cooper of Cracklin Kettle Corn bagging up the popcorn. The smell was enticing and it tasted even better PhotoSbyMARYANNFLEMING PhotobyTRACYSOUCH Friday June 19 58 FOCUS - JULY 2015 905-982-1998 We are tree care specialists dedicated to excellence in the field of arboriculture. We are highly qualified in the care of your valuable trees and shrubs with knowledge of the most up-to-date advances and proven age-old techniques. We can prune properly and manage valuable trees and shrubs. We understand tree biology. We can identify select and install proper trees and shrubs for your landscape. Call us today for Tree trimming Pruning Tree Stump Removal Arbour Consultation Hedging Planting SO-4204A JAMES PAPIA Certified Arborist Licenced and Insured Why choose a CERTIFIED ARBORIST OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE 251 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-1456 HAPPY from BrentJacqueline and Staff FOCUS - JULY 2015 59 Letters to the editor continued Mailbox continued from page 55 Best kept secret in Canada for youth Dear Editor The Royal Canadian Army Cadets of the 41 Port Perry High School Army Cadet Corps celebrated the end of a years worth of training with their Annual Ceremonial Review and Ontario Regiment Cadet Garrison Annual Ceremonial Review a short time ago. The cadets showed their skills through drills and parade putting their best foot forward for inspection. Once again our 41 Cadets have made us proud said Unit Public Affairs Representative C. Ryan Edgar. This is the culmination of a years worth of training showing their skills that theyve acquired over the cadet year September to June. The local ACR was conducted by Major C. Blight Regional Cadet Advisor who was our Reviewing Officer in Port Perry while Her Worship Uxbridge Mayor Gerri Lynn OConnor was the Reviewing Officer for this years Garrison Inspection hosted in Uxbridge by our friends of 76 Uxbridge Secondary School. Both reviews included formal band displays and formal parade procedures. It showcases the best of what weve done over this past year said Edgar. This is a big moment so we want to show off what we are capable of. This is a graduation that signifies the end of another successful training year.Cadets can then move on to summer training centres. The cadet program itself provides insight into leadership citizenship and community he said. This is a great youth organization for those who are looking for structure fun and some hands on activities that you normally wouldnt encounter. Edgar maintains that the cadet corps is one of the best kept secrets in Canada for youth. Not a lot of people are aware of the cadet program he said. The program itself helps youth to grow into adults it gives them discipline social skills and any of the skills required to work in any setting as an adult. Our 41 Cadets still have a couple of events scheduled before the end of the year including a year-end party and supporting our local Vets for Vets this coming Canada Day. Finally let me say thanks to our Cadets. Your successes and achievements as you become the upstanding citizens and leaders of tomorrow is the reward of your Officers Staff and Volunteers of the Ontario Regiment Cadet Garrison. Should you know of a youth aged 12-18 years of age who might be interested in joining 41 PPHS RCArmyCC please do not hesitate to contact us at or by contacting our Unit Public Affairs Representative at 905-260-3299. Respectfully C. Ryan Edgar Unit Public Affairs Representative Ford Approved Service Every 8000kms or 6 months Premium Oil and Filter Change Battery HealthTest and Report Visual Brake Inspection Top Up All Fluids Muliti-Point Inspection Report Card No Charge Local Shuttle Service If your vehicle does require an alignment we will take 20 off the Alignment cost Applies to single rear wheel gas vehicles only 1565 Hwy. 7A Port Perry BesideWalmart 905-985-3655 MondayWednesdayThursday Friday 8 - 6 Tuesday 8 - 8 Saturday 8 - 4 TAYLOR FORD OnlyThe Works gives you an up-to-83 point inspection of your Ford done by a Ford-trained technician plus an oil change and tire rotation. PLUS ONLY 89.95 Includes detailed printout THE Get piece of mind that your vehicle is riding the road properly by adding an Alignment CheckAudit to TheWorks. PLUS 60 FOCUS - JULY 2015 What s Up Scugog Were on a mini vacation Watch for more tunes coming in August at jesters court Wednesday July 1 11 a.m. Start Celebrate our local culture on Canadas 148th birthday in Port Perry at Palmer Park and along Water St. from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Support the Troops parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and during the day enjoy the local food arts and crafts childrens activities and entertainment. The day con- cludes with our unbelievable fireworks display set for dusk Location Water St. Port Perry Information 905-985-7346 ext 112 or visit CELEBRATIONS Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. until Thanksgiving Be sure to come down to Palmer Park at the waterfront and meet and support our local farmers. There is lots to choose from fresh fruits and vegetables home baking preserves local meats herbs local honey plants and flowers VQA wine crafts and enjoy a peameal on a bun as well Port Perry Saturday July 18 Sunday July 19 9 a.m. 4 p.m. both days The 13th annual Dog Days is two fun-filled days you dont want to miss Bring the family and your dogs. Enter a con- test participate in an agility course talk to breeders and animal rescue agencies or buy one of hundreds of amaz- ing products from the vendors. Location Scugog Shores Museum16219 Island Road Port Perry Admission 7.00 adults 5.00 studentsseniors 2.00 children ages 5-12 Family admission 20.00 2 adults and unlimited related children and is good for both days. Friday July 3 730 p.m. Saturday July 4 700 p.m. Get set for sights sounds and smells of Scugogs biggest and best Truck and Tractor Pull in Blackstock. See some of the areas best vintage modified and pro stock tractors and hot stock trucks compete in this exciting event. Location Blackstock Fairgrounds Admission Adults - 10.00 Children 12 under - 4.00 Parking 2.00 per vehicle 305 Queen St BOOK EYE EXAMINATIONS 905 985 9388 New location THE VISION CLINIC BLACKSTOCK FOCUS - JULY 2015 61 MISSISSAUGAS OF SCUGOG ISLAND 20th annual POW WOW Saturday July 18 Sunday July 19 12 noon both days Come out and enjoy traditional native dances drum groups and displays. Over 40 different traditional foods and craft vendors. Everyone welcome Location 22521 Island Road Scugog Island Information Friday July 31 Sunday August 2 Friday - Dinner 600 p.m. Saturday - 1000 a.m. - 800 p.m. Sunday - 800 a.m. - 800 p.m. The fun starts Friday night with a steak or lobster dinner two seatings to choose from and entertainment including a cash bar. Saturday and Sunday two full days of fun with vol- leyball and horseshoe tournaments fishing derby jumping castles dunk tank and so much more. You can start your day on Sunday with a pancake breakfast served up at the Fire Hall 8 a.m. 11 a.m. Location Putsey Park and Beacon Marina Caesarea regatta 87th Annual Lake Scugog Saturday July 25 Sunday July 26 9 a.m. 4 p.m. both days This is the 20th Annual Celtic Festival and celebration with a touch of Old Scotland. Enjoy two days of traditional Scottish entertainment including a massed band perfor- mance livestock shows heavy events car shows and lots of Celtic fare. Dont miss this exciting weekend. Visit the Highlands of Durham Games. Location Elgin Park Uxbridge Information ANTIQUES UNIQUES DCOR MORE COACH HOUSE STUDIO ITS A DESTINATION SHOPPING LOCATION 605 Regional Road 21 Port Perry 905.982.2705 New items and new vendors arriving just in time for summer Wednesdaysto sundays during regular opening hours and coming soon . . . Scugog Council for the Arts Juried Art Show July 4-25 The SCA invites you to submit paintings only all media for an open juried art show. Submit Tuesday June 30 between 12 noon and 8 p.m. at the SCA Gallery at 181 Perry St. Unit G-1. The Opening Reception and Awards will be held July 4 from 100 to 300 p.m. For more information contact Eveline 905-982-2121. The title of this months article tells all or does it Those of you who have been to Canadas eastern- most province certainly know what the words mean. Those of you who havent probably remember them from that good old song which we all learned in our youth Ise the By That Builds the Boat. I have had the pleasure of trav- elling to The Rock about 16 or 17 times and must admit each visit has been a wonderful experience. I have met some great people visited some amazing restaurants and best of all have seen some unbelievably beauti- ful scenery. My memories of Newfoundland range through the four seasons. I vividly recall standing on Signal Hill in a windbreaker watching an iceberg in the harbour while being pummelled by sleet and hail and strong gusty winds. My client Ivan was wearing a parka and laughing at the foolish east- erner shivering while watching one of our planets most amazing sights. Signal Hill overlooking St. Johns Bay is home to a monument erected to commemorate Marconis first trans- Atlantic signal sent from Newfoundland toEuropebackin1901.Newfoundland was of course separate from Canada at the time. They embraced the Marconi opportunity by erecting a more permanent tower at Cape Spear North Americas eastern most point. One of my very first visits to our last province offered me the opportunity to become an official Newfeneezer by being Screeched in. At the time I had no idea what that meant and assumed I would be of- fered a certificate or maybe asked to recite a few words. I entered a hall filled with people and was asked to approach a long table jam-packed with numerous lo- cal items. First I had to wear a South Wester hat which I still have and although there were no sealskin snow- shoes it was explained to me that I had to pretend to be wearing them. Next was to eat a Newfie steak which after tasting it made me realize I was munching on a slab of fried bolo- gna. To stabilize my pallet I was offered some Purity Rum n Butter Kiss can- dies which were delicious although chewy to the point where I thought my caps would be jostled loose. Thinking I was near the end of the ceremony I was surprised to find we had only just begun. I was offered a glass of Newfie Screech which I was about to drink when I was told I must recite the Screech creed. Indeed it is me ol cock and long may your big jib draw. I had and still dont have a clue what it means but I happily drank the Screech and suddenly was overcome by a burning in my throat which made me dive for the nearest water cooler. I guess I was not the only person to have this sensation because two ladies immediately offered me a glass of water. For those of you who are not official Newfies I should explain that Screech is made from the syrup on the walls of rum barrels which come from Jamaica. Newfoundlanders be- gan to trade rum for fish when the great sailing ships used to visit the area. That is why fish is the national dish in Jamaica and rum is the drink of choice in Newfoundland. The name Screech has an in- Cape Spear is North Americas eastern-most point. ...................... Please turn to page 64 Signal Hill monument on the shores of St. Johns Harbour. 62 FOCUS - JULY 2015 FOCUS - JULY 2015 63 04 September - 18 September 2016 Rates in Canadian Funds per person Optional insurance can be added at nal if desired. Passports must be valid six months beyond return date. Rates can change anytime prior to deposits being paid. 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Join our group departure aboard Celebritys Sailing a 14 night Canada New England CruiseSailing a 14 night Canada New England CruiseSailing a 14 night Canada New England CruiseSailing a 14 night Canada New England Cruise SUMMIT for CRUISE ONLY based on double occupancy including taxes prepaid tips Sailing Itinerary Day 04 Sep 05 Sep 06 Sep 07 Sep 08 Sep 09 Sep 10 Sep 11 Sep 12 Sep 13 Sep 14 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 18 Sep Port City Cape Liberty New Jersey At Sea Boston Massachusetts Portland Maine Bar Harbor Maine At Sea Charlottetown P.E.I. At Sea Quebec City Quebec Quebec City Quebec At Sea Sydney Nova Scotia Halifax Nova Scotia At Sea Cape Liberty New Jersey Arrive 800 am 800 am 700 am 1100 am 1000 am 1000 am 1000 am 700 am Depart 400 pm 600 pm 500 pm 500 pm 600 pm 400 pm 500 pm 700 pm Ask About our other Cruise Group DepArtures 64 FOCUS - JULY 2015 teresting origin and was first coined when during WWII an American soldier visiting Newfoundland took a taste of the unnamed rum. The sound that came from his lips made people stop and stare and one soldier yelled What the cripes was that ungodly screech A taciturn Newf simply replied The screech Tis the rum me son and the name stuck. Once I had recovered from what I thought was alcohol poisoning I was offered an opportunity to kiss the cod. Were they joking Surely not a real fish but before I could run away I was standing face to face with a half metre long fish which I was sure was still alive. I closed my eyes and puck- ered my chops and still recall the wet soggy feeling of the lips of that fish if indeed a fish has lips. I was finally nearing the end of the ritual and was given a piece of Hardtack to chew on... chew was an understatement. Hard tack is a bis- cuit usually used to hammer nails into wood. The few remaining caps left in my mouth would surely fall out by chomping on the cement-like bread. Finally I was finished and re- ceived my certificate. I was an official Newfoundlander with all the spoils accompanying such an honour. It made me feel different about visiting other areas in the province almost like I belonged. Speaking of other areas Cape SpearandtheentireAvalonPeninsula is spectacular to see. Lighthouses and quaint restaurants picturesque villages and colloquial slang make up this wonderful province. I can write dozens of pages on the uniqueness and beauty of Newfoundland but would suggest you experience it for yourself. It is an opportunity not to be missed. The quaint Newfoundland village of Quidi Vidi on the Avalon Peninsula. 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