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FOCUSon Scugog NOVEMBER 2015 See Page 46 Dr. J . Cottrell Dr. J . Hardy Dr. C. Baneld Dr. J . Isenberg Dr. E. K ing Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon P eriodontist 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 EYE EXAMINATIONS 905 985 9388 THE VISION CLINIC 305 Queen St Port Perry O P T I C I A N S est 1982 OUR DIGITAL MEASURING SYSTEM and quality lens materials ensure your best visual acuity YOUR LENSES ARE MORE THAN JUST TWO PIECES OF PLASTIC FOCUSon Scugog NOVEMBER 2015 See Page 46 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 Website................................................Bill Walker Accounting........................................ Judy Ashby FOCUSon Scugog NOVEMBER 2015 Volume 10 - Number 8 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 rst Tuesday of each month although this date does vary depending on the number of weeks in a month. Opinions expressed by columnists contributors and letter writers must be signed including 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. Port Perrys own Tyler Brileys sculpture of Samuel Sharpe was unveiled in Parliaments Centre Block. See page 46. Photo courtesy of Tyler Briley At Focus on Scugog we value reader input. Unique local story ideas and any community information is always welcome and we will publish as much as we possibly can. Please submitideasto GOT IDEAS LETS HEAR THEM our cover features 3 6 18 26 regulars 10 25 52 54 Changing Faces Local businesses on the move. Thumbs Rating local events and decisions. Whats Up Scugog Local entertainment you dont want to miss. PhotosNtravel Adventures with Jonathan van Bilsen. 46 Aloha from Hawaii Cam Muir talks tea. Home is Where You Hang Your Hat Learn about the local housing scene. Meet Roy Nottingham 100 years young and still going strong. Success An initiative inspired by personal tragedy. 4646 Fall back Standard time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday November 1st. Turn clocks back one hour. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11 2015 35 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 1 2 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Use it or lose it Dear Editor I am a concerned citizen of Port Perry who attended the council meeting on Monday September 28 where it was clearly stated that Scugog currently has an over supply of residentially zoned property even with the new sewage capacity. We are told Scugogs new sewage treatment plant will provide additional capacity for about 850 new housing and commercial units and that about 600 of these units of approximately 1600 currently zoned residential are already taken. To exasperate the situation the new owner of the Canterbury Common Golf Course is trying to have the golf course zoning changed from open space to residential for a development that would represent additional units that could potentially use up 124 of the remaining 250-unit capacity. A significant issue of concern becomes that a large number of Port Perry properties that are currently zoned residential that have not had applications to develop submitted would be displaced and pushed out of contention if the Canterbury Common developer was successful in their application to re-zone. This would leave an even greater number of properties that currently have residential zoning with no chance to be developed until well into the 2030s. As this very unfortunate situation unfolds for those property owners with residential zoning the need to use it or lose it is front and center. Of course this situation and the possibility of related land value loses for many many Port Perry land owners would be best protected if we are just able to follow the Port Perry Secondary Plan as presented at council. To this end with effort we must hope that the collective wisdom of the community will prevail. Thank you. Pat Bunting Port Perry A heartfelt thank-you Dear Editor I wish to take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation to this wonderful community we live in. On September 26 along with friends and family I was involved in organizing a BBQ Fundraiser for my sister Angela Cooper who is in the midst of her battle with breast cancer. It started off as an idea to help Angie and her family get over this life-altering hurdle. It turned into one of the most humbling and rewarding ventures for all involved. The generosity and tremendous outpouring of support was incredible. Local businesses individuals and acquaintances came forth with donations of raffle and silent auction items monetary donations and their time. People who dont even know Angie contacted us with offers to assist. There are so many people and businesses I would love to thank individually here however there are just too many to list. However I would like to acknowledge a few which without their support would not have made this day the success it was Herringtons Meats Vos Independent Grocer Plan B local musicians Envoy Business Services Katie Hunter of LK Photography and especially Sandi Darrell Yokom for letting us invade their home. A special shout-out to my co-chairpersons for this event these ladies went out of their way and took time to get the word out selflessly taking their personal time and money to get the party organized. It is so gratifying to know there is such support in this community. Words cannot fully express how grateful we are. To everyone out there who had a part in this day your calls texts donations and for coming to the event your kindness will never be forgotten. On behalf of Angies Army Kim McFadden Blackstock ...................... More letters on page 5 Blinds - Draperies - Shutters - Shades Great Selection - Stylish Colours Superior Service - Satisfaction Guaranteed Free In-Home Consultation A style for every point of view. 905-213-2583 www.budgetblinds.comportperry Joe Gibson Blackstock Getting dark earlier much cooler . . . . . WARM YOUR HOME TODAY 4 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 referred to as a kitchen garden by the larger producers. Of the ten producers that began to experiment with tea in Hawaii in 2001 only half a dozen have stuck with the production but with our success many are watching our pro- gress carefully. Cams role as associate professor of Biology Population and Ecological Genetics at the University of Hawaii has enabled him to focus his attention on the sustainability of tea and its re- lation to Hawaiis ecosystem. Rather than clear-cut the forest he is encour- aging farmers to clear a pathway and then plant tea coffee papaya or other crops in the forest. They have found that tea grown in the partial shade of a forest canopy has better taste and aroma. Cam and Eliah have re-introduced native trees to their farm and have clearly shown that by maintaining the forest along side the tea crop insects and birds are return- ing. This has eliminated the need for pesticides. Today while continuing his teach- ing Cam is mentoring eight farms in Hawaii. Big Island Tea is now being offered in London and New York and Cam and Eliah are exploring the possi- bilities of selling their tea to specialty shops in Toronto and Vancouver. Interest in tea is growing. Cam ex- plains Canada with its British herit- age is a slightly more sophisticated market for tea than the US. He adds The growth of such spe- cialty coffee shops such as Starbucks has helped to stimulate the growth in other specialty beverages like tea. I am hoping that not only our Big Island TeabutallotherteagrowersinHawaii will be able to feed a growing demand for ultra specialty teas. Specialty teas are the fastest growing section of tea. They provide a new experience with aroma and life style. Tea when sipped in a relaxed fashion forces you to slow down. Hawaiian style. Cam and Eliahs website has information on their tea and also provides an inter- esting view of Hawaii and its beauty. By Paul Arculus Focus on Scugog Tea seed and an individual pekoe plant which includes an unopened leaf needle and two leaves. Every step in the production of their black and green tea is done by hand. Cams wife Eliah Halpenny shown here is rolling the tea part of the method of processing and then packaging a Black Tea for distribution. Cam and his wife Eliahs tea farm Kilinoe Forest Kilinoe means misty rain in Hawaiian a native forest habitat in which tea thrives FYI wild tea is a forest sub-canopy tree. They offer group educational tours of Kilinoe Forest followed by cupping Big Island Tea. From Scugog Island to the Big Island of Hawaii Cam still loves to come home to Port Perry for a visit. PHOTOSCOURTESYOFCAMMUIR Tea seed and an PHOTOBYMARYANNFLEMING Aloha continued from page 3 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 5 Announcing . . . Pharmacy Associates of Port Perry Pharmacy Associates of Port Perry Caring for the community for over 21 years Transferring your prescription file is easy Just call us and we will handle the entire process. 905-985-9200 Flu shots available Free delivery Compliance Packaging Services Doug Brown Lead Pharmacist 11 Water Street Unit B Port Perry beside Monte Carlo Hair In September 1941 an unusually large employment campaign began in Scarborough. A top secret huge mu- nitions plant was nearing completion on EglintonAvenue and it needed thousands of female workers. Those who were hired soon found out that their job was to make bombs and other types of ammunition for the war effort at the GECO factory. This 364-acre factory with its 172 buildings was Canadas largest munitions plant. Barbara Dicksons just released epic book Bomb Girls reveals the day to day experiences of these women and was referenced in the recent TV show of the same name. Barbara Dickson will be the guest speaker of the Lake Scugog Historical Societys November meeting. This meeting takes place in the basement of St. Johns Presbyterian Church on Queen St. in Port Perry on Thursday November 19 at 730 p.m. The public is cor- dially invited to hear this dynamic speaker discuss her findings of the book and the TV show. Bomb GirlsTRADING APRONS FOR AMMO Thank you Marigold Dear Editor I want to take the time to thank Marigold Travel and express how great a job they did planning our recent trip to New Zealand. The itinerary was perfect and they did a wonderful job with the paperwork. It is another reason for all of us to shop locally. Thank you Laura and Marigold. Bill McKee Port Perry Sweet ending Dear Editor On behalf of our President Marilyn Trunks and the Board of Directors we wish to thank you for the great coverage for the Pine Ridge Garden Club that you published in the October issue of the Focus. There were over 75 members and guests who attended to sample the many yummy desserts after the judging was complete. The Speakers talk was very interesting and informative. Good coverage is essential to our Club as monies raised are used for plantings in the community. One such area for the last year is overhauling the gardens at the Museum. Best Regards Shirley Love Port Perry Letters to the editor continued from page 2 Mailbox 6 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 HOME is where you hang your hat Bachelor pads starter homes large family houses cottages granny flats retirement digs shared housing condos apart- ments supported housing end-of-life hospices ......... Committee members back row left to right John Lucyk Luke Puckrin Valerie Cranmer Tony Janssen. Seated from left to right Lindsay Burnett Lois McIntosh Julie Curran and Tracy McGarry. Missing from photo Meredith Jackson Anita DeVries and Wilma Wotten. ousing needs change throughout an individuals lifetime. The Township of Scugog has a pro-active initiative to do its best to ensure that the housing you require at different stages of your life is locally available. Learn all about various housing topics at the Scugog Housing Symposium planned for Saturday November 14 from 10 a.m. to 330 p.m. at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre Community Hall at 1655 Reach St. in Port Perry. Admission is free and it promises to be of interest to people of all ages and incomes. There will be presentations on Housing for Retirement Living Home Ownership Options Secondary Suites and Community Housing Options. Keynote speakers will be on hand to provide information and answer your ques- tions. There will also be information booths set up by the panel presenters. North House Catering will serve a light lunch with donations gratefully accepted. This public information session is being hosted by the Scugog Housing Advisory Committee SHAC which was appointed by the new Scugog township council in December 2014. SHAC Chair Martha Casson pointed out that this com- mittee includes people from a variety of relevant back- H Th e p rovince is now p ermitting six- storey w ooden structures. Th e current vacancy rate in Scug og is less th an one p er cent.1. 2. Th e w aiting list f or sup p orted h ousing is an averag e of 5 - 6 years. Seniors are th e f astest g row ing demog rap h ic in North Durh am. 3. 4. LOCAL HOUSING TRIVIA Did You Know PHOTOSBYMARYANNFLEMING FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 7 grounds. Valerie Cranmer is the Vice Chair and Wilma Wotten serves as the liaison for council. The other members are Julie Curran Tony Janssen Meredith Jackson Anita DeVries John Lucyk Tracy McGarry and Lois McIntosh. Rounding out the committee is Recording Secretary Lindsay Burnett. We SHAC have become aware of the fact that there is not a broad enough range of affordable housing for rentals and ownership and transitional housing for all of our citizen groups for all of the stages of their lives Martha commented. The first task of the Committee was to educate them- selves on the current housing situation to determine the current housing needs. Research included sessions with representatives from Habitat for Humanity and North House and the Director of Housing for Durham Region. SHAC also had a field trip to Cannington to tour an old school house which was repurposed as residential. The Committee plans to gather more information from the participants and the community at the upcoming Housing Symposium plus do a follow-up evaluation of the event. Annually SHACs terms of reference include provid- ing recommendations to council on everything from planning and development fees to accessible housing to improving the mix of housing options for both homebuy- ers and renters. The long -term goal is the collaborative design and development of a Housing Plan for Scugog. Come on out on November 14 to learn all about whats up on the local housing scene and put in your two cents worth about where you would like to hang your hat BLUE WILLOW FLOWER AND GIFT SHOP Come visit our charming store WERE GETTING READY FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON Beautiful Silk Door Wreaths Centrepieces Tropical Flowering Plants Swedish Dishcloths Tea Towels Kitchen Wares Unique Gifts Floral Supplies Crafts ... and more... FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS 89 River Street Sunderland 705-357-BLUE 2583 Facebook By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog With in your h ome it is leg al to h ave secondary suites such as a granny flat or a separate apartment for a caregiver. Sh ared h ome ow nersh ip among st non- related buyers is an op tion f or sing les and seniors. 5. 6. Scugog Housing Advisory Committee Chair Martha Casson invites everyone to the Scugog Housing Symposium to be held at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre on Saturday November 14 10 a.m. to 330 p.m. 8 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Grandmothers and Grand- Others who work to raise money and awareness for the Grannies and Orphans 25 million in Africa through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Wednesday November 18th at 6 p.m. Port Perry Villa in the Auditorium Thanks to them for again supporting this event and providing the venue free of charge. 25 per person Royal Le Page on Queen and Coldwell Bankers at Food Basics Plaza or any G-Mom. We wish to thank our com- munity for their tremendous support for our events and wish to say THANKS with a delicious dinner with Authentic African Food Wine Wine on Water and even the Coffee Eco Port. All of this is prepared for you by the G-Moms using authentic recipes. We plan to have a Drummer A speaker Be surprised We will have a market place with jewellery cards and hand dyed silk scarves. www.stephenlewisfounda- support projects that help feed clothe and get the orphans to school and help the grannies with income generating projects to promote independence. The SLF pride themselves on getting 90 of the funds directly to the projects. Our local G-Moms have raised over 200000 to support these resilient women and children thanks to your ongoing support. G-MOMS PORT PERRYof Supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation By Tinie Evans Special to Focus on Scugog If you are interested in j oining our g roup email tinie5 New members are alw ays w elcome. Th e G- Mom g roup is one of over 2 4 0 Grandmoth er- to- Grandmoth er g roup s across Canada and w e are over 1 0 0 0 0 strong . Since th e start of th e G- to- G camp aig n in 2 0 0 6 w e h ave raised over 2 3 million dollars to h elp rebuild Af rica. Step h en Lew is org an- iz ed th e orig inal g ath ering in 2 0 0 6 w h en Toronto h osted th e Aids Conf erence. H e invited 2 0 0 Canadian Grandmoth ers and org aniz ed th e arrival of 1 0 0 Af rican Grannies. At th is time th ere w as much g rief and many of th e w omen w ere bro- k en w ith sadness as most h ad lost many members of th eir f amilies due to th e Aids Pandemic. We Canadian Grannies learned f rom th e Af rican w omen and discovered h ow to best h elp th em. Th ey needed g rief counselling f ood and cloth es f or th eir orp h ans sup p ort to start income g enerating p roj ects and h uman resources sup p ort to g uide th em as th ey w ork ed tirelessly. At th e start of th e camp aig n th e th eme w as Ease th e Pain but since th at time w e h ave f ocussed on Turning th e Tide on Aids . All of our p roj ects receive th e money directly f rom th e f oundation to be sure th at g oals are being met and w e are h ap p y to rep ort th at th e orp h ans in our care do g o to sch ool and many are now g oing on to University. Th ey are learning h ow to g ive back to th eir communities becoming more indep endent and aw are of th eir H uman Rig h ts w h ile continuing to streng th en th eir countries and sup p ort th e Women. FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 9 180 Mary Street Port Perry ON 905-985-0861 Available at We can help you get your immune system ready for Cold Flu Season NOW 15 OFF Post Antibiotic All sizes. Expires December 24 2015 10 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 MOVED - DLS Enterprises cleaning supplies safety supplies and safety apparel have moved from 167 North Port Road Unit 4 to 16121 Island Rd. well known to all as the former home of Shaggs. In addition to the supplies Debbie Brown and Scott Logan are offering a selection of home dcor items. NEW - Pharmacy Associates of Port Perry is now open at 11 Water St. next door to Monte Carlo Hair. Lead pharmacist Doug Brown is thrilled to announce this full service pharmacy will offer prescriptions as well as travel medicine including consultations and vaccines flu shots and so much more. CLOSED Crabby Joes closed their doors permanently on Thanksgiving weekend according to a note in the window. All signage had been removed. SING IT LOUD SING IT PROUD the Scugog Council fortheArtsSCAhasselectedthreewinnersforitsScugog Tribute Song Contest. The contest was announced in the summer with entries due by the end of September just in time for their world premiere at the Mayors Gala for the Arts on November 5th. The three winners are Elsa Jayne Richard MacMillan and Carol Salamone. Each winner will receive a 500 prize. The contest asked singer song-writers to show us what you love and enjoy about Scugog. It must be un- mistakeably about Scugog. The numerous entries were judged by local historian and Port Perry booster Peter Hvidsten and award-winning songwriter Katherine Wheatley. Katherine is a professional songwriter who is in high demand for her music and songwriting work- shops. Shes written and recorded over 200 songs with kids through her Youthsongs program and has produced over 30 CDs with schools across North America. Three top entries were selected. Heres your chance to get to know our winners. Elsa Jayne is a First Nation singer-song- writer from Kitchener Ontario. A member of Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Elsa says she is proud to represent her cultural heritage in the Scugog Tribute Song Contest. Elsa isnt new to the spot- light. CBC Music dubs Elsa Jaynes music anthemic dreamy synth-pop that gets stuck in your head for days. This year has been an eventful year for Elsa Jayne.Along with winning one of the top spots in the SCA contest she has released her second album Heart as well as a music video for her song Fourteen Days. Richard MacMillan is a Pickering resi- dent who started playing the trumpet at age eight and picked up his first guitar at fifteen. Right out of high school he worked as a musician in various bands travelling across North America. Marriage and family prompted him to switch to com- puter programming but the music never left him. When he retired he was able to reconnect with the local music scene. Amazingly he had never written a complete song before the SCA contest. The hook line came to me immediately and the rest just unfolded through some trial and error with the lyr- ics and phrasing. I am extremely thrilled to hear that my song was one of the selected winning entries. Carol Salamone is well-known to the lo- cal music and theatre scene for the past thirty years. She is the founder and musi- cal director of Cadenza Productions and since retiring from the Durham District School Board she hasnt stopped. In 2016 shell be working with Theatre 3 x 60 as well as another Cadenza musical production. Meet the Mayors Gala for the Arts Song Writing Contest WINNERS INTERESTED TO LEARN MORE The world premiere of the three winning songs will take place as part of this years Mayors Gala for the Arts on Thursday November 5th. This is the SCAs major fundraiser and tickets are now available online at or by phone at 905-982-2121. 1565 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-3655 Beside Walmart Monday to Friday 8 - 6 Saturday 8 - 4 one great package for one great price TIRES I RIMS I SENSORS WINTER SAFETY PACKAGE 4 winter tires 4 Ford Steel Rims 4 tire pressure sensors CALL TODAY from 999 plus taxes P19560R15 GoodYear Ultra Grip Winter Pkg. On Friday November 20th the Annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting Extravaganza will take place. Join Santa and his reindeer in the candlelight procession along Queen Street and help us light up the town. Candle sales will start at 630 pm in Palmer Park at the Gazebo. The procession will move up Queen Street to light the final tree at the Township Office. Follow the caroling as we make our way back to Palmer Park for some Christmas music hot chocolate and cookies. Enjoy roasting marshmallows with your kids to keep you warm and in the holiday spirit Annual CANDLELIGHT WALK and TREE LIGHTING EXTRAVAGANZA Experience the Magic of the Season H oliday H ap p ening s in Dow ntow n Port Perry FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20 630 pm start from Palmer Park Gazebo Check website for route information Dont miss the many other events taking place throughout the holiday season in downtown Port Perry BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PORT PERRY Most shoppes downtown open until 8pm Thursdays and Fridays. Check our website Unforgettable Experiences Downtown Port Perry Youre closer than you think. Dont forget to bring your camera and get photos with Santa and his reindeer FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 11 Please place your orders before December 24 Traditional Christmas Pies Dutch Stollen Bread Yule Logs Holiday Cakes Festive Pastries Almond Sticks Christmas Cookies Fruit Cake and dont forget Fresh baked bread and dinner rolls BAKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS NOT YOUR THING Holiday Hours Stores will be open until 9 pm during Tree Lighting to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping. Your Port Perry merchants offer a unique blend of ideas and inspiration on holiday dining decorating dressing and gift giving. 227 Q ueen Street P ort P erry 9 05- 9 8 2- 8 7 7 8 Unique and distinctive handcrafted sterling silver jewellery by local artisans. 230 Queen Street Port Perry 905-982-2290 .... for the home ..... for friends Furniture Dcor Gifts Eclectic Elements Shop Local 12 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 257 Queen Street Port Perry 905.982.1164 An .net One of a Kind Hand Painted Furniture Decor Original Fine Art Custom Work Workshops Eco-Friendly Canadian Cottage Paint Recharge with a cup of our private roast coffee and a home baked treat NOVEMBER HOURS Mon - Wed 9 till 6 Thurs Fri 9 till 8 Sat 9 till 6 Sun 11 till 5 ....No rthern Water Sweate rs.... ....Pa jamas for the whole fa mily.... ....Everythingtod ecorate your home . . . . .... ....SecretSanta - hostess gifts - stocking stuffers.... Cafe Bake Shop ChriStmaS Cottage DeCor Clothing 155 QUEEN STREET PORT PERRY 905-985-3900 .. . . Hydes and Hands M occasins.... ITS NOT CHRISTMAS until youve been to Millars Market FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 13 J O A N O F A R C T I C This classic silhouette features a beautiful waterproof full-grain leather and suede upper with a removable recycled felt inner boot to ensure that feet stay warm dry and comfortable in cold winter conditions. Rated up to 32C . 168 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-2521 Tis the season to shop local Throughout the week and right into December various local merchants will be holding theiropen houses as a special way to thank the community for supporting them throughout the year. Check with your favourite store to see when they will be hosting their Christmas celebrations. 207 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-3011 www.lukes for Come and Meet Zippy Saturday November 28 Help Zippy fill the shelves of our Operation Scugog Foodbank. Bring your non- perishable food items to the ChamberBIA office at 237 Queen Street. He will probably even give you a candy cane 14 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Join us for Black Friday Specials Friday November 27 Downtown Port Perry. Stores open until 8 p.m. One evening only. Lets shop local this Christmas season Unique Original Exceptional Gift Giving META4 Gallery brings you THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 200 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-1534 ITS A SALE EVERY DAY FROM DECEMBER 1st - 12th META4 Contemporary Craft Gallery Dec. 1 Earrings Dec. 2 Visual Art Dec. 3 Pottery Dec. 4 Glass Dec. 5 Sculpture Dec. 6 Serving Utensils Dec. 7 Art Supplies Dec. 8 Mugs Dec. 9 Necklaces Bracelets Dec. 10 Wood items Dec. 11 Scarves Purses Dec. 12 Visual Art Clothing for All Ages Many Christmas gifts and crafts for the little ones. 26 8 Q ueen Street P ort P erry 9 05- 9 8 5- 7 7 07 905-985-1022 161 Queen Street After the tree lighting delightful meals served here FishChipsCaptainGeorge Santa on Queen Street Starts November 26th Santa will be visiting Port Perry on Queen Street Thursdays and Fridays from 3 5 pm and on Saturdays 10 am noon and 1 - 3 pm. Be sure to stop by and say Hi Santa Claus Parade SaturdayDecember 5th Starting at 5 pm Small Town Christmas is this years theme. Dont miss one of the largest and besttwilightparades in Durham Region. Hungry Dont forget all the delicious eateries to enjoy while you are downtown FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 15 16 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 port perry dental centre 238 Queen St. - Port Perry - 905-985-8451 Meet Michelle Casteels-Graziotto Your Hometown Dental Professionals Dr. J . Cottrell Dr. J . Hardy Dr. C. Baneld Dr. J . Isenberg Dr. E. K ing - Orthodontist Dr. M. Dhillon - P eriodontist V ariety is th e sp ice of lif e in th e averag e w ork day f or Mich elle Casteels- Graz iotto of Port Perry Dental Centre. H er dual role as a Recep tionist and Dental Assistant PDA f ully suits th is emp loyee of 1 6 years. I lik e versatility Mich elle commented. Every day is dif f erent. Mich elle does everyth ing f rom comp uter w ork to dig ital x - rays and scanning to w ork ing in t e acco nting of ce to covering er co or ers nc o rs to typing p c arts to manning th e recep tion desk to serving as a ch air side dental assistant. No w onder sh e says th at Th e time g oes f ast. ove my o ic e e ent ses. t s a great of ce an everyone is ama ing i e a second f amily. i e everyt ing e se ic e e as o serve t at entistry as ene te from great a vances in tec no ogy over t e years t at s e as een invo ve in t is e . at s an advantag e f or th eir dental p atients at Port Perry Dental Centre. Mich elle moved to Port Perry during h er h ig h sch ool years and g raduated f rom Port Perry H ig h Sch ool. Sh e did both h er h ig h sch ool p lacement and Durh am Colleg e p lacement at Port Perry enta entre an s e s g a t at t ey ept er on permanent y. A busy mom of th ree Mich elle currently w ork s p art- time. H er h usband Nick Graz iotto along w ith h er Dad run a maj or local ch ick en f arm op eration ow ned by h er Uncle w h ich sup p lies broilers to Map le Lodg e Farms. Th ey h ave enj oyed living in th e rural area of Scug og Island f or th e p ast 1 2 years. Th e k ids love th e day old baby ch ick s says Mich elle. oesn t everyone n active fami y ic e e p aye er rst season of lob ball in Nestleton th is p ast summer and I h ad a g reat time Th e ch ildren Ally 1 0 Noah 8 and Z ach ary 6 are all busy w ith various sp orts and th e scouting org aniz ation. H er older son is starting h ock ey and it s c r ing an tennis essons for y. ic e e as a volunteer B eaver leader last year. Th e h ig h lig h t of th eir summers are camp ing th ey love mak ing th ose memories And alth oug h Mich elle treasures h er f amily time sh e also loves h er j ob and look s f orw ard to g oing to w ork . t s t e est of ot or s. enta entre an s e s g a t at t ey ept er on permanent y. A busy mom of th ree Mich elle currently w ork s p art- time. H er h usband Nick Graz iotto along w ith h er Dad run a maj or local ch ick en f arm op eration ow ned by h er Uncle w h ich sup p lies broilers to Map le Lodg e Farms. Th ey h ave enj oyed living in th e rural area of Scug og Island f or th e p ast 1 2 years. Th e k ids love th e day old baby ch ick s says Mich elle. oesn t everyone n active fami y ic e e p aye er rst season of lob ball in Nestleton th is p ast summer and I h ad a g reat time Th e ch ildren Ally 1 0 Noah 8 and Z ach ary 6 are all busy w ith various sp orts and th e scouting org aniz ation. H er older son is starting h ock ey and it s c r ing an tennis essons for y. ic e e as a volunteer B eaver leader last year. Th e h ig h lig h t of th eir summers are camp ing th ey love mak ing th ose memories And alth oug h Mich elle treasures h er f amily time sh e also loves h er j ob and look s f orw ard to g oing to w ork . t s t e est of ot or s. FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 17 With less than two months until you know when the Port Perry Business Improvement Association BIA is organizing for its Tis The Season To Shop Local campaign. Throughout the month leading into Dec- ember various local merchants will be hold- ing their open houses as a special way to thank the community for supporting them throughout the year. On Friday November 20th the annual Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting Extravaganza takes place. Heres a chance for the family to meet Santa and his reindeer in the candlelight procession along Queen St. for the lighting of the trees. Candle sales starting at 630 p.m. in Palmer Park at the Gazebo. The procession will move up Queen Street to light the large tree in front of the Township Offices. The activities continue in front of the Post office to light up Santas Hut and then back to Palmer Park where you can enjoy Christmas music hot chocolate and cookies. Also en- joy roasting marshmallows with your kids to keep you warm and in the holiday spirit Dont forget to bring your camera and get photos with Santa and his reindeer We heard that Mrs. Claus and one of the mighty elves from Santas workshop might be coming this year too Stores will be open until 9 p.m. during Tree Lighting to help you get a jump on your holiday shopping Your Port Perry merchants offer a unique blend of ideas and inspiration on holiday dining decorating dressing and gift giving. Dont forget all the delicious eateries to en- joy while you are downtown Then On November 27th your Downtown merchants are hosting a Black Friday event. Stores will be open until 8 p.m. to help you stay north of the border and north of 7 to Shop Local. Keep your hard earned dollars in town so our storeowners can help support our local organizations sports teams and various service clubs all year round. Finally the big event in December the always popular Santa Claus Parade brought to you by the Scugog Chamber of Commerce the Port Perry Lions Club. This annual tradition has put smiles on faces for more than 45 years. A Small Town Christmas is this years theme Check out the Chamber website for a list of ideas to help you plan your float The Port Perry Santa Claus parade largest and best twilight parade in Durham Region is on Saturday December 5th. It starts at 5 p.m. from the fairground and winds its way along Simcoe St. south along Queen St. and onto Water St. to end at Mary St. Please note that Mary St. will be closed from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to accommodate the floats exiting the parade route. Santa will be visiting Port Perry on Thursdays Fridays from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. and on Saturdays 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. starting on November 26th Be sure to stop by and say hi and let him know if you have been good this year Further information on these events can be obtained by calling 905-985-4971 or email Experience the Magic of the Season BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PORT PERRY GOLDBUG INTERNATIONAL ESTATES WELCOME - 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE 1874 Scugog Street Port Perry Hwy. 7A across from Water Street 905-985-0001 Hours Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-4 INSTANT CASH GOLD SILVER Honest Qualified Confidential JEWELLERY COINS WATCHES STERLING WE MAKE HOUSE CALLS presents the 2 01 5 Santa Claus Parade Saturday December 5th 5pm T his y ear s theme Reach Q ueen Water Simcoe Fair Grounds Parade Route S tarts at the F air Grounds Info Scugog Visitor Business Centre een ree C a er. a TM Zip On Flip Up NORTH PORT AUTO SERVICE 18 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 A Centenarian looks backA Centenarian looks back Roy Nottingham has a twinkle in his eye and a mis- chievous smile.And he has just celebrated his 100th birth- day. However his appearance his mental agility and his memory are those of a man twenty years younger. When asked the inevitable question To what do you owe your longevity he responded without hesitation Good genes and a full life on the farm. His father had emigrated from England in the mid nineteenth century and began farming in Raglan. Roy was one of six children raised on the farm. Roy attended Port Perry High School and remembered the principal Mr. Gale A friendly man said Roy. But his fondest memories are of Mr. Gemmel who taught gar- dening surveying and agriculture. Mr. Gemmel became the principal when Mr. Gale left in 1932. After school Roy worked on the family farm a mixed operation of grains and cattle and in 1938 his father handed the farm over to him. This made Roy the young- est farmer in the county. At this point in the conversation his eyes widened and a big smile appeared as he continued In the summer of 1936 I attended a Sunday School picnic in Lakeview Park in Oshawa. I saw a pretty local girl Doris Bray. Three years later we were married and began our life together on the farm. In 1943 Roy had nearly 30 cows so he began selling milk which he shipped to Beatons Dairy in Oshawa a practice he continued for 22 years. At the time he did his ploughing and harvesting with a team of horses but yearned to own a tractor. So in 1943 Roy went to work at GM in Oshawa for three years. He saved all his wages and used the money to buy his first tractor. He then quit work at GM. He also did custom work combining for others. He was one of the first in the region to own a combine a Massey Harris pull behind square bailer. He operated this for a year and then bought a self-propelled combine in 1950 one of the first in the area. I drove a combine for fifty years he declared. While working at GM Roy made a decision that he has never regretted. In 1945 Roy along with Gordon Brent and Delbert Catherwood all joined the Masonic lodge at Brooklin. Here he made lasting friendships. The Grand Master at the time was John Batty. Bill Manning who later became Reeve was also a member. Roy has just received his pin for 70 years as an active member of the Masonic Order. Roy and Doris had seven children six sons and one daughter. My wife lived for the kids says Roy proudly. All the kids learned to work hard by helping with the chores on the farm. A great way to raise kids he added. We all got along well. It was a terribly sad day when she passed away fourteen years ago. I have seen many remarkable changes in the world in my lifetime particularly in farming he claimed. Gone are the days of the self supporting 100 acre farm. Now its Go big or go broke. They sold the farm in 1974 and retired and set out to explore the world. Ive been to Australia three times he said. When asked what the appeal ofAustralia was he com- mented The people there are so friendly. We first went there in 1970 and took our eleven-year-old grandson Robert. With a wink he added He was our interpreter. He has also travelled all over North America. In the 1970s he and Doris had a truck with a camper and drove to Whitehorse and then to Dawson Canadas northern most city. Beautiful country he said. Roy still enjoys driving today. In 1978 Roy and Doris bought a home in Caesarea where Roy lives independently today. One of Roys more interesting recent experiences oc- curred last year 2014 when he was invited to Welland to attend a ceremony to mark the beginning of a Memorial FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 19 project to commemorate those who lost their lives during the construction of the fourth phase of the Welland Canal. This project began in 1913 and was completed in 1932. It resulted in the largest loss of life on a federal project 137 deaths. Among those killed in the project was Roys brother Donald Fergus. He was killed in March 1929 and was brought home to be buried in Pine Grove cemetery in Prince Albert. A monument to commemorate the loss of life is to be constructed at Lock 3 in St. Catharines and is scheduled to be complet- ed in 2017. I hope to be there Roy added with a smile. Roy speaks with great pride about his family. My eldest son Jack with his wife Karel live nearby in Nestleton so they keep an eye on me. I have a few teachers in the family. My daughter Nancy is a teacher as is her son. My granddaughter Lisa Nottingham-Blonge teaches Music at S.A. Cawker in Port Perry. She really enjoys working with kids. I have 17 grandchildren and last December I was presented with my first great-grandchild Maverick Black. Life is good he adds. I have had wonderful opportunities to travel and see the world. It can be expen- sive but then I earned it. It is also clear that Roy Nottingham has earned the respect and admiration of all who have come in contact with him. Hard work and the fresh air of country life have enabled him to reach this centenary milestone. 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SCS Musicals is getting set to hit the stage with the re- vival of the popular Once UponAWinters Eve an original Holiday-themed musical created by Scugog resident and playwrightperformerdirector Liz Auston. While it premiered at Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts in 2004 Once Upon a Winters Eve has been one of SCS Musicals most requested shows by thea- tre patrons for several years. It was the first theatrical production staged in the then newly-renovated Town Hall 1873. The historic building was closed April of 2004 undergoing massive renovations and re-opened in November with the original holiday- inspired musical Once Upon a Winters Eve written and directed by Liz Auston of Port Perry. Liz is the playwright behind several other plays including Dynamite Dames which incidentally was the last production in the old theatre prior to the theatre going dark in 2004. This means that Liz had two of her original shows as bookend pro- ductions in pre and post-renovations historic timeslots at Town Hall 1873. The 2015 revival production of Winters Eve has a few tweaks. Liz rewrote portions of the original play to adapt to the specific talents of the 015 cast. The cast is excep- tional We have some fantastic voices and crazy-good actors involved in this revamped version and its a pleas- ure to give them some beefed up material to work with ot offering any spoilers the rewrites include an all-new happy-happy ending and newer music to give it a more current feel. Liz Auston directs Once Upon a Winters Eve Music Director is Alissa Smith with choreography by Liz aided by Miranda Mullin all of Port Perry. Producers are Judy Anderson and Joani Croft. The show features a cast of 30 actorssingers of all ages with a musical score of well loved traditional and con- temporary holiday music along with Broadway hits and a glimpse of Elvis definitely something for everyone. Thisisafunmusicalrevuewiththestoryandcharacters developedgreatlythroughthemusicintheshowsaysLiz. We are giving new life to existing music by using them for character and story development in Once Upon a Winters Eve. Thats what I love most about creating this kind of ukebox-style show. amiliar music is always ap- pealing to audiences too Performances for Once Upon a Winters Eve are November 26 27 28 December 3 4 5 at 8 p.m. with matinees November 28 and December 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets on sale now at Information J udy Anderson 9 05- 9 8 5- 4257 or Liz Auston P laywright Director at 9 05- 259 - 07 8 1 liz or at An original holiday- themed musical created by Liz Auston. Scout Hall 15585 Simcoe Street North Port Perry Presented by the Port Perry Artists Association View Original Paintings by Local Artists Oil Acrylic Watercolour Pastel and Mixed Media NO ADMISSION FEE FREE PARKING November 14 15 10am - 5pm FREE DRAWS 16 8 0 Reach Street P ort P erry 9 05- 9 8 5- 4441 Free Forgiveness .... Apply Within Come check us out. S und ay s 1 0 a. m. C o m m u n i t y C h u r c h FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 21 Get ready kids is coming soon Watch for Zippy handing out candy canes around town and Port Perry - Home of the Zip Hinge Lets help Zippy ll the shelves of our Operation Scugog foodbank this season On Saturday November 28 Zippy will be graciously accepting all non-perishable items in front of the Scugog Chamber BIA ofce 237 Queen Street and of course will be handing out candy canes in true Zippy fashion. 1 2 3 4 5 6 CHRISTMAS CROSSWORD Down 1. 3. 2. 5. 4. 6. Across Not only is Zippy a proud sponsor of this years Santa Claus Parade but watch for him at the parade as well. Mark your calendar Saturday December 5. at the Port Perry Santa Claus Parade John Whyte with Z ippy 22 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Cosmetic Dentistry Explained 462 Paxton Street Port Perry Located across from the hospital in the Medical Associates building 905-985-8459 EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 2014 BEST DENTAL OFFICE From subtle changes to major repairs your dentist can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile.There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discoloured chipped misshapen or missing.Your dentist can reshape your teeth close spaces restore worn or short teeth or alter the length of your teeth. Common procedures include bleaching bonding crowns veneers reshaping and contouring. Bleaching is a common and popular chemical process used to whiten teeth. Some people get their teeth bleached to make stains disappear while other just want a whiter shade. Bonding is tooth-coloured material used to fill in gaps or change the colour or shape of teeth. Requiring a single office visit bonding lasts several years. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth to change the colour or shape of your teeth.Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped discoloured oddly shaped unevenly spaced or crooked.Veneers have a longer life expectancy and colour stability than bonding. Crowns also known as caps cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance. Due to their cost they are used in cases where other procedures will not be effective. Crowns have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations. Tooth reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single session.Tooth reshaping and contouring is commonly used to alter the length shape or position of your teeth. Which procedure is right for you Your dentist can answer any questions you may have about techniques used to improve your smile. The condition of your teeth and desired result you want often dictates the best procedure. FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 23 complete auto repair 1511 Reach St. P ort P erry er r re r err a l. Mon-Fri8am - 6pm Sat8am - 2pm Alignments BrAkes tune ups Oil Changes Start at 29.95 Plus tax Up to 5 litres Most vehicles Warranty Approved Winter Tire Specials 12 Price Alignments with purchase of 4 new tires SCUGOG chartered professional accountants accounting professional corporation 250 Queen Street Port Perry mkonopaski 905.985.9791 905.985.8893 Michael Konopaski PhD CPA CMA CFP SCU GOG HOU SING SYMP OSIU M Saturday November 14 2015 1000am - 400pm Scugog Community Recreation Centre Community Hall 16 55 Reach Street P ort P erry The Scugog Housing Advisory Committee P resents A p ublic inf ormation event f eaturing p anel p resentations discussions and Q A Top ics include Secondary Suites in Your Home - 1015am Housing for Retirement - 1130am Home Ownership Options - 130pm Community Housing Options - 245pm Admission is free of charge Light lunch and refreshments provided - donations to North House appreciated SCU GOG HOU SING SYMP OSIU M Saturday November 14 2015 1000am - 400pmScugog Community Recreation Centre Community Hall 16 55 Reach Street P ort P erry The Scugog Housing Advisory Committee P resents A p ublic inf ormation event f eaturing p anel p resentations discussions and Q A Top ics include Secondary Suites in Your Home - 1015am Housing for Retirement - 1130am Home Ownership Options - 130pm Community Housing Options - 245pm Admission is free of chargeLight lunch and refreshments provided - donations to North House appreciated SCUGOG HOUSING SYMPOSIUM Saturday November 14 2015 1000am - 400pm Scugog Community Recreation Centre Community Hall 1655 Reach Street Port Perry A public information event featuring panel presentations discussions and QA Topics include Secondary Suites in Your Home - 1015am Housing for Retirement - 1130am Home Ownership Options - 130pm Community Housing Options - 245pm Admission is free of charge Light lunch and refreshments provided - donations to North House appreciated The Scugog Housing Advisory Committee Presents The Scugog Shores Museum will be holding their CHILDRENS OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS on Sunday December 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Step back in time and tour through the historic village traditionally decorated for the holidays with evergreen boughs bright ribbons and berries. Children will be engaged in activi- ties throughout the village Visit with Santa Claus and his elf in the Pioneer Church from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. ake and decorate cookies in the Log Cabin Create unique ornaments to hang on your tree Decorate traditional Victorian Christmas Cards Visit with the blacksmith and print shop Explore the useum Village on a Holiday Scavenger Hunt Hot chocolate and apple cider will be served through- out the day. Admission is 4 for adults 3 for students and seniors 2 for children 5-12 and free for kids under 5. We are also accepting non-perishable food donations for Operation Scugog. For more information please call 905-985-8698 x 103 email or look us up on our website at Event Summary Wh at Ch ildren s Old- Fash ioned Ch ristmas at th e Museum V illag e Wh en Sunday December 1 1 1 a. m. - 3 p . m. Wh ere Scug og Sh ores Museum V illag e 1 6 2 1 0 Island Rd. Port Perry Admission Adults - 4 Students and Seniors - 3 Ch ildren 5 - 1 2 - 2 Under 5 - Free Contact Scug og Sh ores Museums 9 0 5 - 9 8 5 - 8 6 9 8 x 1 0 3 or museum scug og . ca Celebrate the Season at the Childrens Old-FashionedChristmas 24 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Lights and animation bring the akersville Village to life. Thousands of visitors have en- joyed the festive display over the years. Usually there are over 50 submissions and the Village People are hoping that the landmark 0th anniversary akersville display will be the best ever. Everyone is in- vited to participate including individuals families and groups. It would be a great project for your school class church group office etc. ou dont have to live in Scugog to participate as everyone is welcome. There is no entry fee no judging and admission to attend the show is free. Its all about community involve- ment and festive fun. The Village People will accept your creations at the Scugog emorial Public Library 31 Water St. from Monday November 30 until Thursday December 3. The show opens in the Kent Farndale Gallery on Saturday December 5 and runs until anuary 016. ou can visit during regular library hours seven days a week to get your sweet dose of Christmas spirit. While some people opt to take their gingerbread treas- ures home after the show others donate them for display at nursing homes and retirement residences. or more information or to oin the Village People call Sue 905-985-2490 or Kathy 905-985-2412. Facebook page akersville Animated Gingerbread Village Dont settle for anything but the best. Dont put it off any longer. The solution is just a phone call away. What do I do with my outdated kitchen Ideal Home Storage has several simple solutions to your question. 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THU MBS DOWN - to th e h ydrovac trucks and oth er w ater trucks th at use th e w ater station at th e p ump h ouse turns south of Port Perry You g uys are g oing to cause an accident soon Today I saw tw o trucks w ith trailers barely p ulled over on th e side of th e road. One w as sig nalling one w ay th e oth er truck sig nalling th e oth er . You g uys don t kn ow w h ere you re g oing or w h at you re doing You cause p eop le to dang erously avoi yo aving to p into oncoming traf c it itt e room to navig ate Not to mention in th e w inter w h en you leave th e lot you sp ill lots of w ater out onto th e road maki ng th at corner ext remely icy THU MBS U P - to Ryan Edg ar f or receiving th e Ontario ire g ter of t e ear ar y sc ar ystrop y Canada. Once ag ain ku dos to you Ryan. 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Tight Shoulders Low Back Pain Headaches Stress Painful Strains Sprains Stephanie Alexander RMT Our services are covered by most extended health care benets. 26 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Theres more to hair than simply washing and drying it we curl and colour it trim and tease it. Highlight lowlight style and set. It frames vir- tually every adult face on the planet yet remains as unique as an individu- als fingerprints and a potent fashion statement for many. Rosario Greco knows hair from the bottom up. Decades as a salon owner he has tamed many tresses and satis- fied countless customers. ut his cur- rent incarnation Port Perrys Rosario Greco Styles ventures beyond rou- tine makeovers into more specialized services. The initiative was inspired by per- sonal tragedy. My father passed from cancer Rosario says candidly. My wife Kathi and I wanted to give back to the community by offering an indi- vidualized service for cancer patients going through chemotherapy as well as for other people who were losing their hair. His passion ignited Rosario pur- sued the pro ect with vigour expand- ing his knowledge and experience through an academic program. I now have a diploma as a trained trichologist technician he explains. Trichology is the scientific study of hair and scalp. Itll take another cou- ple of years but eventually Ill gradu- ate with a degree. ut like so many scientific studies itll never really end. Theres always new knowledge available. Medical causes of course repre- sent only one reason for hair loss. ostly its hereditary. ut the way that you take care of your scalp is also an important factor. A lot of todays hair care products contain chemicals which can build up over time clog the follicles and result in hair falling out. Scalp disorders like psoriasis and dandruff can also contribute to hair loss. The solution in all circumstances is a detailed program of analysis and treatment. We use a powerful camera to view and analyze the condition of the scalp. We display its pictures for the client assess the scalps health and design a course of treatment. In the case of a cancer patient we try to schedule this initial analysis prior to the start of chemo as well as another afterward. Rosario describes the 6 - required treatments as intense. Each treatment will take one to two hours he explains. We cleanse the scalp with salon-grade products and stimulate the blood flow around the follicles with massage. In effect this wakes them up and sends nutrients to the follicles and roots. The client leaves the salon with the supplies and instructions to repeat the process at home and how well they follow through is a key to success. ut there are no guarantees he says. We can help a client to keep the hair they have by stopping or at least slowing down their loss. So as long as the follicle is present hair can grow. Its our job to create the optimal environment for that to happen. And we can also thicken the hair they have. Rosario monitors his cancer patients as the hair-restoration treat- ments proceed. Head First Scalp Health Hair Loss Program Now Available in Port Perry Science and Sensitivity Sp ell f or Rosario s Team SU ESS FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 27 Rosario Greco Caroline Caballero and Josie Greco sitting have all completed the Capilia training and are ready to assist men and women change their appearance. Every four to six weeks we have them come back to monitor progress. It will often take 3 - 4 months before we can notice any improvement. The interim check-ups help to keep the scalp healthy and the follicles open so the hair can begin to grow back. or all clients the salon offers a viable alternative if treat- ments are insufficient. We stock literally hundreds of different looks and colours in our wig room. Theyve come a long way with wigs and toupees theyre natu- ral-looking nowadays and allow the scalp to breathe. Rosario plans to set up a recycling program. A client may buy a wig but even- tually not use it. Rather than seeing it unused it can be recycled. Ive been anxious to ump all over implementa- tion because Ive seen it used before with amazing results. The completion of training for Rosario and his colleagues Caroline Caballero and Josie Greco removed the final barrier to the recycling program. Now that were trained Im con- fident enough to start publici ing it. Kathi took the training as well even though she works behind the scenes rather than behind a chair. It helps her to understand the business better. Rosarios salon elevated its resources to the next level by part- nering with Capilia a Canadian company specializing in hair loss. Sure we could have run this business independently but Capilia has provided tools and puts additional expertise at our fingertips. Theyve been very helpful. The next-closest Capilia loca- tion is in Toronto which allows Rosario to draw his clientele from a huge geographic area. We see clients from Peter- borough to Pickering. People are willing to travel for the kind of products and services we offer. This aspect of our business is much different from our regular hairdressing. Our clients are com- ing to us with a huge problem and need private individualized ser- vice. Listening is crucial and so is compassion. Rosario has flourished in this environment one so intensely per- sonal and often emotionally-charged. Seeing results sometimes immedi- ate he observes with pleasure re- kindle his passion for the work daily. His ability to transform clients from a state of vulnerability and despair to crying for joy in my chair makes the work all the more rewarding. orn out of his own sadness per- sonal satisfaction to say nothing of the happiness of the many clients he has assisted with those capable hands has risen like a phoenix. By Scott Mercer Focus on Scugog 28 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Thats why its not surprising that Jackie Chan chose a post-secondary program which blended the two since his education to that point had included generous helpings of both. Two editions of Focus on Scugog December 2009 and January 2010 chronicled his elite martial arts study with Shaoin monks and globetrot- ting travels. The young mans future if these articles were accurate indica- tors would involve unique physical activities and exotic travel. Ive just returned from 30 days martial arts training in China this past summer he reports of the lat- est blend of each. Physically it was even more intense than before but at least I knew what to expect. ow Im into my fifth year of my achelor of Outdoor Education at Lakehead University. My focus is leadership training because I felt it could apply to any ob. ut there are other elements group dynamics tour- ism and national parks. While hes now well into his final year Jackies academic path was nearly derailed before it truly began. Id been diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome he explains. The ticks itcreatedbecameanincreasingsource of frustration. I left ust into my first year to get that under control. Drugs left Jackie drowsy so he sought the solution elsewhere. editation and relaxation tech- niques allowed me to deal with it myself drug-free. And the dark negative held a bright positive. Ive since used that experience in dealing with disadvantaged kids. Sounds clich but I tell them that they too can overcome adversity. They listen more closely because Im drawing on personal experience. Lakehead defines its Outdoor Ed program as experiential education a label which meshes seamlessly with Jackies past and future. We write essays just like any university program but our courses include winter camping canoe- ing ice climbing and dogsledding. Some of those Id experienced so it was interesting to learn more in an academic setting. ut how to apply so unique and broad-based an education One of his professors watching Jackie in action may have provided the spark. During the time I was off with Tourettes I planned what I wanted to do with my degree. I presented that vision an overseas educational program in class and generated a lot of interest. My prof pulled me aside and told me I had leadership capability because of the way Id been able to influence people and move them to action. Jackies vision became reality as he and his classmates started a chil- drens camp in Jamaica. To me leadership means under- standing and challenging yourself. any of these kids feel inadequate and overwhelmed by circumstances so we help them to believe in them- selves and realize that one person can make a difference. Textbooks can teach you to add a column of numbers or construct a well-written sentence but only experience will teach you about life. The World is his Classroom JACKIE CHAN PHOTOSCOURTESYOFJACKIECHAN Jackie crouching in the middle with an orange scarf being blessed by a Tibetan Abbot on the border of Tibet. FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 29 Our technique involves game- playing which we then relate to real- life situations. These small revela- tions help them to deal with issues and conflicts. Overall the goals to enable them to grow and make their society a better place. Though Jackie brought vision to the project he says that actually running them and there have been seven in Jamaica and Columbia was an example of experiential education. Initially we had challenges but we learned from our missteps. And I benefitted more by doing than I ever could have in a school setting. He continued his voyage of self- discovery while celebrating his 30th birthday in Columbia. I consulted with a Columbian shaman about Tourettes. He facili- tated several Iawaskan ceremonies which you might term the ultimate detox. This helped me better under- stand how life is comprised of mo- ments many seemingly trivial all of which you must fully appreciate. The shaman also toured me through a local orphanage which provided another insight. He said going there no matter how long you stayed was better than cash donations. Jackie con- tinued globetrotting in New Delhi India where he experienced another epiphany. One day my companion and I started an impromptu dance in a crowded street. Kids joined in traf- fic stopped and people gathered. When the music ended everyone went their separate ways. ut that moment showed me that trivial events can create lasting memories. I told myself the same applies to educational programs. In April 2015 a tragic event and the desire to apply his training collided. Touring a remote area with no internet available Jackie was stunned to learn a serious earthquake had devastated nearby Nepal. Worse in the confusion traders were luring epalese children as sex slaves. This was a real survival situa- tion he recalls grimly. Jackie and his project partner took action. The pair raised a seemingly- Nepalese children playing games in Ratnas village. O utdoor Leadership Camp for Youth O LCY Jackies organiza tion donated school supplies to these and many more children. Jackie is amusing some children after the earthq uake blocked the main road he was travelling on by motorcycle. Kids were surprised to see any tourist in the area and thrilled when Jackie took time to teach them some yoga and martial arts before he left after the road was cleared. Jackie right along with his guide and friend Ratna Tamang in May of this year. After the earthq uake Jackie and the group found him and his family and took food to their village. They also purchased supplies for 1 5 0 students at the local school. Special order NOW for Christmas November 3 Vacation Inside Out November 10 Mr. Holmes Trainwreck November 17 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. November 24 No Escape NEW RELEASES 68 Water St. Port Perry 905-985-8807 ...................... Please turn to page 34 FLU SHOT CLINICS 462 Paxton Street Port Perry Suite 205 starting Thursday October 22nd Monday to Friday 830am - 1230pm 130 - 430pm PLEASE BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD MEDICAL ASSOCIATES of PORT PERRY MEDICAL ASSOCIATES of PORT PERRYPlease help your Doctors office keep your records up to date by letting us know if you receive your flu shot at another location by going to our website and clicking Ive had my flu shot. or call 905-985-2895 ext. 6330 30 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 META 4 Gallery is proud to host the official launch of the childrens book The Magic Helmet. Written by Prince Albert author Laura rancis and estleton art- ist Joanna Malcolm The Magic Helmet takes a refresh- ing look at the dynamics of recreational hockey from the perspective of a child. The book was inspired by the son of a friend of mine Miller who wrote a speech for school when he was 9 years old pleading for parents to stop being negative at games says Laura. His father uploaded it to ouTube and the message went viral. The video drew the atten- tion of thousands of hockey fans it was even featured on Coachs Corner on C Cs Hockey ight in Canada and is being used by provincial hockey associations as an effective tool at coaching clinics. They felt that turning the speech into a book aimed at the early-reader market was a great way to keep Millers message alive says Laura. I just feel fortunate that they trusted me with spreading the word. riends for years this is the first time the two locals have collaborated on a book. Just like our friendship the experience was effortless and fun says Laura. I hope kids and parents love the book as much as we do. The launch will take place at META 4 Gallery on Thursday ovember 19 from 6 30 p.m. - p.m. ooks will be available there and at local bookstores for 12. The Magic Helmet Malcolm Loves Hockey Hockey And Hockey. THEMAGICHELMETA.LAURAFRANCIS Did I mention he loves hockey What he doesnt love Hockey Parents who yell at the games. When Malcolm triestogettothebottomofwhatraisestheadultsdesire for yelling he lays the blame squarely at the feet of a surprising culprit his helmet. Its gotta be the helmet right Inspired by the amazingYou-Tube sensation of the same name The Magic Helmet takes a refreshing look at thedynamicsofrecreationalhockeyfromtheperspective of a child with dramatic results. Malcolm loves hockey hockey and hockey. A Laura Francis grew up in the wilds of Northern Ontario and survived Her work has appeared in the Globe and Mail Chatelaine and Harrowsmith. She lives in Port Perry Ontario with her husband Tim and two fantastic kids. Joanna Malcolm is an artist living in Nestleton Ontario. She has written and illustrated A Red Bird Told Me. The Magic Helmet is her second book. JoannaMalcolmLauraFrancis Port Perry High School Saturday November 28 2015 10 a.m - 430 p.m. Featuring many local artisanscrafters Door prizes throughout the day Admission 5 SeniorsChildren under 12 Free COLDWELL BANKER R.M.R. REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE Chuck Willes 905-432-4108 Kellie Renaud 905-449-0518 Chuck Willes Kellie Renaud Chuck and Kellie are able to provide a professional service to all of their customers. Whether buying or selling together this team brings years of knowledge and experience to you. CALL US TODAY 905-985-9777 P Full time service P Experience Knowledge P Full Virtual tours P Timely Follow Ups MEET SCUGOGS NEWEST REAL ESTATE TEAM Broker Sales Representative This years Master of Ceremonies NEIL CRONE Dinner drinks and entertainment Live and ticket auctions 125 for a single or a table of eight for 900 Tickets available at Pet Valu in Uxbridge and Port Perry or Wed love to see you there. FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 31 Saturday November 21st 10am - 2pm Vendors Lunch Free Hot Chocolate Petting Zoo Visit with Santas Elves Everything Youd Expect From a Bazaar But So Much More Donations of non-perishables or a new unwrapped toy gratefully accepted for Operation Scugog. 15987 Simcoe Street Port Perry 905.985.3312 The Pen is Mighty is an exhibition of pen and ink paintings by Ron Peter that speaks to the power of the pen and its ability to create powerful images in a simple yet striking way. The images in this exhibition tell stories ask questions and suggest future outcomes all with simple energetic pen line and ink wash. Dont miss the opportunity to view this display of works rendered in this rarely seen understated medium and take in the power of the mighty pen. The opening reception will be held Saturday November 7 between 1 and 3 p.m. at the SCA Gallery 181 Perry St. Unit G-1. Refreshments will be served. In November we will be celebrating the winners of the 2015 SCA Literary Contest in keeping with our theme The Pen is Mighty. The Art of Ronald Peter vehicle lettering wrapping Reach Northport Rd. Port Perry 905-985-0802 Since 1996 SIGNS The 1 5 th annual Cartwright Fall Festival was held under sunny cool skies on Saturday O ctober 3 . Far right photo one of the two greeters for the Kids Funzo ne area. Right photo The theme was hot cars hot chili so what better way to serve up barbecued hamburgers hotdogs and sausages than ..... from a car 32 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 3260 HIGHWAY 7 PICKERING ON L1Y 1C8 905-620-1171 800 Teryx Side by Side 2016 Kawasaki 750 Brute Force OR OR CHOICE OF REBATES SPECIAL OFFERS FREE 2500lb WINCH when purchasing a 2015 2016 4x4 ATV or ROV mount extra EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT from us to you Offer expires December 24 2015 279 Queen St. Port Perry 905-985-2775 279 Queen St. Port Perry Every Tuesday during the winter. Call to book your reading. Avoid disappointment BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY NOW BOOKBOOK Banquet Party Facilities Available for up to 50 winter DATE NIGHT dinner package for 2 DINNER FOR TWO EVERY THURSDAY Choice of an appetizer an entree choose from 3 a dessert to share and choice of coffee or tea. 50. Its back The history of Port Perrys remarkable streetscape is being highlighted through the efforts of the Scugog Heritage and Museum committee who have recently installed a doze n plaq ues along Q ueen Street. This is a continuation of a program started in 2 0 1 4 when 1 0 plaq ues were mounted on buildings along the street. Seen above are Peter Hvidsten right chair of the plaq ue program with Jamie Colvin of Sensational Signs as they prepare to install the heritage plaq ues. Keeping our history alive FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 33 1431 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-2672 Where the Spirit of Gardening Lives Century Home Garden Table Centre Pieces Fresh Greens Fresh Holly Christmas Decor Fresh Wreaths Fresh Garland Swags Christmas Trees Magnolia Leaves Pre-made or make your own Outdoor or Indoor Holiday Planters Poinsettias 15 colours to choose from WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED RIGHT HERE ADecoratorTouchfortheHolidays 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 CUSTOM INTERIOR FINISHING 905-242-4690 Ian Ross Port Perry 905-985-2161 WE COME TO YOURepair Sales Service Free pick-up and delivery within the area We fix these Tickets are going fast for the Gimme Shelter Gala Dinner for the ew Animal Shelter for Uxbridge-Scugog. ack by popular demand Canadian actor voice actor writer and comedian Neil Crone will be the Master of Ceremonies. The evening includes dinner drinks and entertainment along with live and ticket auctions for amazing items donated by local businesses and families. The gala is a wonderful evening and over the years it has proven to be the biggest annual single fundraiser staged by the shelter committee says Amy Stevenson oard member and Co-Chair of the undraising Committee. We are fortunate to have many wonderful volunteers from our communities who are so passionate about our cause and the well-being of animals. Without them we wouldnt have the success we do with our fundraising events. Tickets are 125 each or a table of eight for 900 Purchase online at or at Pet Valu in Uxbridge and Port Perry. Tax receipts are available for a portion of the ticket cost. 34 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 modest 7000 online and offered on-site assistance to local authorities. With that money we bought a home for a fam- ily of ten supplies for 150 students 80 tarps for wa- terproofing and temporary shelters plus a bit to help rebuild schools. We con- nected directly with suppli- ers and personally directed the distribution. Jackie already has de- signs on a Christmas return to the troubled region. The publics largely forgotten the epal quake but people are still in need. He aspires to expand the program implemented in Jamaica and Columbia to legitimate charity status as well as branching out to other global areas in need. Ideally each location would be a self-sustaining community serving as school and orphanage. I want to teach experiential education in those places. The teacher is also still a student. In Nepal through the devastation people kept faith and hope and contin- ued smiling. They accepted what had happened pulled together as a community and lived in the moment. Thats a lesson we can all learn. Jackie Chan has absorbed perseverance against adver- sity into his being. Lake- heads program perfectly complemented his already- varied life experience en- suring a challenging and re- warding lifes work. There will always be people in need there will always be new lessons to learn and hell always be an active participant. And as Jackie will tell you experience is the best teacher. By Scott Mercer Focus on Scugog NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE Provision of additional water supply capacity and water storage capacity to service the Port Perry Urban Area The Regional Municipality of Durham Works Department 6 05 Rossland Rd. E. Whitby ON L1N 6 A3 Telephone 9 05- 6 6 8 - 7 7 11 or 1- 8 00- 37 2- 1102 WORK S DEP ARTMENT P U BLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE In 2 0 0 9 th e Reg ion of Durh am initiated a Class Environmental Assessment Class EA to p lan f or additional w ater sup p ly and storag e cap acity to service th e Port Perry Urban Area as w ell as imp rove naturally occurring aesth etic ch aracteristics of th e ex isting municip al w ater sup p ly taste odour and colour . Th e additional cap acity is required to sup p ort f uture develop ment w ith in th e Port Perry Urban Area as f orecast under th e Durh am Reg ional Of f icial Plan as w ell as sup p ort th e long - term g oal of p roviding municip al w ater servicing to th e entire Port Perry Urban Area including th ose areas currently serviced by p rivate w ells. P roject Status In consultation w ith interested stak eh olders p ublic ag encies and First Nations th e Pref erred Solution f or p roviding additional w ater sup p ly cap acity w as determined to be th e develop ment of a new municip al w ell sup p ly in th e Sh irley Road area. Alth oug h th is solution w as p ursued by th e Reg ion p rop erty could not be secured to accommodate a p ump h ouse a building th at w ould h ouse th e p ump controls treatment systems standby p ow er and oth er sup p orting w ork s . Since it ap p ears th at a new municip al w ell cannot be readily develop ed in th e Sh irley Road area th e Class EA p lanning p rocess requires th at th e study team step back and re- evaluate th e alternative solutions f or p roviding additional w ater sup p ly cap acity and re- establish a Pref erred Solution in consultation w ith interested stak eh olders. P urpose of this P ublic Information Centre P IC Th is PIC w ill p rovide an overview of th e Class EA p rocess w h at w e p lan to ach ieve th e f inding s to date th e p reliminary alternative solutions and th e nex t step s. We encourag e anyone w ith an interest in th is study to g et involved and p rovide inp ut bef ore k ey decisions are made. All reasonable and f easible alternatives f or p roviding additional w ater and storag e cap acity and f or addressing th e aesth etic w ater quality w ill be considered. Th e p reliminary alternatives under consideration include Water conservation measures Treatment of th e ex isting municip al w ell sup p ly New Lak e Scug og based w ater treatment p lant Conveyance f rom anoth er municip al w ater system Develop ment of a new local municip al w ell in a location oth er th an Sh irley Road . Alternative w ater storag e typ es and locations w ill also be assessed f or each w ater sup p ly alternative. How to Comment We invite you to drop in to eith er of th e f ollow ing PIC sessions to view th e disp lays and p rovide comment. Rep resentatives f rom th e study team w ill be p resent to answ er any questions th at you may h ave. Date Thursday Nov. 19 Time 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location Scugog Memorial P ublic Library 231 Water Street P ort P erry Your inp ut is w elcome at any time th roug h out th e p lanning p rocess and may be submitted to B eata Golas M. Sc. P. Geo. Reg ion of Durh am Work s Dep artment Proj ect Manag er Rik a Law P. Eng . R. V . Anderson Associates Limited Proj ect Manag er Tel 9 0 5 - 6 6 8 - 7 7 1 1 Ex t. 3 4 4 7 e- mail B eata. Golas durh am. ca Tel 4 1 6 - 4 9 7 - 8 6 0 0 Ex t. 1 2 0 9 e- mail rlaw rvanderson. com If th is inf ormation is required in an accessible f ormat p lease contact Provision of additional water supply capacity and water storage capacity to service the Port Perry Urban Area The Regional Municipality of Durham Works Department 6 0 5 Rossland Rd. E. Wh itby ON L1 N 6 A3 Telep h one 9 0 5 - 6 6 8 - 7 7 1 1 or 1 - 8 0 0 - 3 7 2 - 1 1 0 2 w w w . durh am. ca w w w . f acebook . com reg ionof durh am w w w . tw itter. com reg ionof durh am Jackie Chan continued from page 29 1015 a.m. Scugog Memorial Library Water St. 1030 a.m. P arade forms at the Memorial Library 1045 a.m. P arade moves off 1100 a.m. Scugog Township Cenotaph 1200 noon Services at Royal Canadian Legion 48 4 Bay Street P ort P erry Remembrance Day Dinner November 7 2015 R oy al Canad ian L eg ion - 4 8 4 B ay S treet Port Perry Cocktails 5 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m. Veterans Spouse No Charge Others 20.00 Tickets must be picked up by October 31 Call 9 05- 9 8 5- 8 502 for more information Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 419 P ort P erry REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES Wednesday November 11 2015 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11 2015 I AM A CANADIAN free to speak without fear free to worship in my own way free to stand for what I think right free to oppose what I believe wrong or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind. Joh n Dief enbak er FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 35 36 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 orm Caswell a 91-year-old veteran served his country in a unique way. He was the official driver for the musi- cians who played in a military band to entertain the troops and townsfolk. Most of their performances were at towns and cities in Holland and elgium. ot often rance. They also played at Leave Centres where soldiers would come for respite some decent food and a good sleep on a comfortable bed. Norm enjoyed entertaining eve- ry-one with a har- monica solo and he even serenaded this reporter with a lovely little tune on his 50-year-old German-made Koch Chromatic harmonica. He learned this instrument as an early teen before the government letter invited him to enlist in 1943 at the age of 19. He went over to England on the Isle de France the second biggest ship in the world at that time. It could carry 5000 troops accommo- dated in bunks three high. It was fast and safe says Norm. The call was for the Signal Corps and he was sup- posed to be trained as part of a communi- cations group. ut for some unknown reason that never happened. In fact Norm never got closer than 50 miles to the front line. A resident of West Shore Village in Port Perry for the past six years Norm has a clear recollection of his wartime years. Each of the all- Canadian bands represented an Artillery Regiment led by ritish bandmasters. He was responsible for transporting some 18 - 20 musicians who sat in the back of a truck with comfortable bench seats. Another driver transported the instruments. There were trumpets and trombones cornets a couple of violins and drums. The band performed everything from military marches to popular tunes and the crowds loved it. Things were rather nasty drastic and difficult for people during the war Norm commented. The mu- sic would make people happy. I was isolated from the war itself Norm recalls. I was lucky during the war and since the war ended. I cant complain. orms brothers had very differ- ent experiences. Ray oined the army with the Scottish Regiment lost an eye due to shrapnel while in Italy and was shipped home. Frank was in the Navy in Nova Scotia on cargo ships. He got married and made a new life there after the war. Following the German surrender Norm was sent to a little German town to make sure that the Germans followed the rules of surrender. He recalls There were really no worries. ack in Ontario orm paid a visit to his home- town of Coldwater near Orillia. Then he set off for The Sweet Sound of Music There was no sound of gunfire. No trenches. No bombs. Not in Norm Caswells war experience. Just ... sleep on a comfortable bed. Norm enjoyed entertaining eve- ry-one with a har- monica solo and he even serenaded this reporter with a lovely little tune on Corps and he was sup- posed to be trained as part of a communi- cations group. ut for some unknown reason that never happened. In fact Norm never got closer than 50 miles to the front line. and trombones cornets a couple of violins and drums. The band performed everything from military marches to popular tunes and the crowds loved it. Things were rather nasty drastic and difficult for people during the war Norm commented. The mu- sic would make people happy. I was isolated from the war itself Norm recalls. I was lucky during the war and since the war ended. I cant complain. orms brothers had very differ- ent experiences. Ray oined the army with the Scottish Regiment lost an eye due to shrapnel while in Italy and was shipped home. Frank was in the Navy in Nova Scotia on cargo ships. He got married and made a new life there after the war. Following the German surrender Norm was sent to a little German town to make sure that the Germans followed the rules FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 37 278 Queen Street Port Perry 905-985-7025 HONOURING OUR VETERANSHONOURING OUR VETERANS 11.11.14 REMEMBRANCE DAY Toronto to study to be an electrician at Ryerson. After working in the con- struction industry he switched careers and worked for an elevator company for 25 years. Norm retired in 1987 and moved with his wife Elaine from Scarborough to a nice condo by the lake in Port Perry. Sadly Elaine and four of his nine children passed away from can- cer. Hes the proud grandpa to 17 and has six great-grandchildren. He cant say enough wonderful things about living in Port Perry and moving to West Shore a real home With his 92nd birthday coming up on July 6 2016 Norm cant do some of the things he used to do such as line dancing lawn bowling and golf which he en oyed for 0 years ut hes taken up an interesting new hobby watercolour painting at the classes held at West Shore. I really enjoy it he said. And theres always music Norm looks forward to the live musical performances and sing-alongs at West Shore and he also listens to a whole range of music up to the 1960s. Televised performances by The Three Tenors and the splen- did spectacle of an orchestra make Norm happy just as his military band uplifted the spirits of people during wartime with the sweet sound of music. By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog Norm Caswell chatting with us at his Port Perry home at West Shore Village earlier this month. on Scugog 38 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 eorge Emmerson doesnt use a script when he speaks in public. A speech has to come from the heart and you dont need notes to do that he explains succinctly. Its no surprise that multiple organizations would invite George Emmerson to address their Remem- brance Day events. A youthful 93 Georges razor-sharp memory and eloquent manner offer his listeners a potent blend of first-hand experience and engaging story-telling. His November 2014 appearance at Oshawas Hillsdale Manor set in motion unexpected events thanks to a VIP audience member. Erin OToole the Minister of Veterans Affairs sat at my table George remembers. He asked me two things in the course of that evening could he alert the media to my story and would I like to go to Holland for the celebration of 70 years since their liberation from the Germans I said sure to the first and excit- edly replied yes to the second. The story Mr. OToole was anx- ious to share with the media related to a seemingly trivial event late in Georges war experience. Emaciated labour camp internees dotted Dutch roads returning home at wars end. After preparing a meal for one who happened upon their position George sent the man to continue his journey with two chocolate bars to sustain him. The incident was forgotten until by a strange twist of fate George encountered the same mans daugh- ter locally some 60 years later. The Dutchman was by then suffering from advanced Alzheimers and could not communicate but George continued to visit him. Each visit included a gift of two chocolate bars in the hope of stirring memories. Media outlets pounced on the feel-good tale of highly-unlikely coincidence earning George a measure of celebrity. The Toronto Star did a story and I enjoy interviewing meeting interesting people learning about unfamiliar topics unearthing the details behind a story. I especially relished the opportunity to speak a second time to George Emmerson the Canadian soldier who so vividly shared his World War Two memories for a Focus on Scugog story last November. That period of history fascinates me and George himself amazes me. Now 93 a nonagenarian my 25-cent word for the day Georges vitality can serve as an example to us all. And his stories never fail to captivate and entertain. A w ith Rendezvous Remembrance FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 39 so did CTV News. There was even a Dutch-language article Mr. OToole also arranged Georges passage for the April 12-day visit to Holland. This celebration is something the Dutch people do every five years he says. We were allowed to bring a sec- ond person. For many of the remain- ing veterans that meant a caregiver but not me. I asked my son Larry Proud to help represent Canada he was one of about 60 veterans spon- sored by the Canadian government George would tour wartime sites throughout The Netherlands as well as participate in a pair of parades. The people there were amazing. They teach kids from the time they start school about the Canadians saving their country. I saw their sense of that history first-hand. The parade routes were about seven kilometres long and the route was jammed with spectators 20 feet deep. They cheered and many cried. People would reach out to touch you or shake your hand not to mention a couple of kisses on the cheek It was a very emotional experience. Histouraroundthecountryproved equally affecting. Larry and I visited Enschede where I was stationed at the end of the war. Of course time had changed those small towns into much larger ones. Between progress and the rebuilding of places which were virtually flattened the last time I saw them it was almost a different coun- try. But the attitude of the people 193 905-985-7306 www.emmersoninsurance.comINSURANCE BROKERS LIMITED SINCE 1917 George Emmerson speaking with a family in Westerbork General Cemetery and Transit Camp in the Netherlands May 2 0 1 5 . ...................... Please turn to page 40 40 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 was the same. We also visited cemeteries. You saw the gratitude of the people there too in the meticulous tending of the grounds. Some sites were dedicated to Canadian flyers and servicemen. But we saw another where the mass graves of genocide victims were. Headstones wouldve been impos- sible 4x4s stuck out of the ground at different heights framing their rest- ing places. The higher the markers the greater the age of the people bur- ied there. There were acres of those. Larry recounted the same experi- ence from the point of view of a gen- eration removed. You learn the history in school he says. But actually being there and the place is so quiet and sombre it takes on a whole new meaning. Your imagination takes over. With the chance to mingle among the veterans away from the formal activities Larry says he gained new insights beyond what his father had related. It was fascinating to just listen to them chat at night. In public they talk only about the good experi- ences but in private you hear both good and bad. Its amazing theyre able to relate some of those stories and still be able to at times laugh as a group. George returned to Canada invig- orated by twelve days of travel emo- tion and memories. The travel the sights and the people he met along the way added generously to his can- on of war experiences and anecdotes. But the old and new memories were not solely the stories of places peo- ple and things. As much they rep- resented the way he felt in his heart as the result of having lived them and formed the background no doubt for any number of future speeches none of them requiring pages of notes. By Scott Mercer Focus on Scugog Rendezvous continued from page 39 George continued to regularly visit Henk Metselaar the Dutch national hed once saved with a gift of chocolate. With another planned George sadly related that hed learned that Henk had died August 15th. No one can know what goes on inside a mind so debilitated by disease but George speculates that on some level Henk knew he was there. I could see a sparkle in his eye when I spoke to him even if he couldnt answer back. His daughter told me he spoke the only words he had since Alzheimers got such a tight grip on him after one of my visits Where did that man go George Emmerson was Henks angel in 1945 and quite possibly offered a small measure of human comfort and distant but tender memories in Henks final months. EPILOGUE 216 Q ueen Street P ort P erry 9 05- 9 8 5- 217 1 Myles G. ORiordan F uneral D irector O wner 169 North Street Port Perry 905-985-8416 Remembering Womens Military Roles WE THANK YOU Canadian Women s Army Corp s members disembark ing f rom a sh ip in Gourock Scotland on 3 1 March 1 9 4 3 . I N S U R A N C EYour protection is our policy FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 41 Wednesday November 11th at 11am in front of the ScugogTownship Municipal Office. 181 Perry Street Port Perry Blackstock Remembrance Day Service Blackstock Recreation Centre - 1030 a.m. Cenotaph - 1100 a.m. REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES Port Perry Salvage Inc. DEMOLITION 132 Reach Industrial Park Rd. Port Perry Yard 905-985-6121 1-877-587-4557 Every November poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canadas entire population. Once again this year volunteer canvassers of the Royal Canadian Legion ranch 419 Port Perry will be offering poppies to the public as a way of honouring the men and women who never returned from war. The Port Perry Legions poppy campaign gets under- way on Friday October 30. Members and volunteers will be situated around downtown Port Perry and in front of local businesses throughout the day until November 10. Since 1921 the poppy has stood as a symbol of Remembrance our visual pledge to never forget all those Canadians who have fallen in war and military conflicts. The association of the poppy to those who had been killed in war has existed since the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century over 110 years before being adopted in Canada. There exists a record from that time of how thickly poppies grew over the graves of soldiers in the area of Flanders France. This early connection between the poppy and battlefield deaths described how fields that were barren before the battles exploded with the blood-red flowers after the fighting ended. Just prior to the First World War few poppies grew in Flanders. During the tremendous bombardments of that war the chalk soils became rich in lime from rubble al- lowing popaver rhoeas to thrive. After the war the lime was absorbed and the Poppy began to disappear again. The person who was responsible more than any other for the adoption of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance in Canada and the Commonwealth was Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae a Canadian Medical Officer during the irst World War. Funds collected from the Port Perry Legion campaign are used to assist veterans their spouses dependents and the families of deceased veterans and also to host the an- nual veterans dinner and for programs at local schools. NOVEMBER 11 WE REMEMBER 42 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 REMEMBERING THE FALLEN 16 050 Old Simcoe Rd. P ort P erry across f rom Tim H orton s 9 05- 9 8 5- 8 8 8 8 To our men and women in uniform past present and future thank you. 111111 WE REMEMBER. 15930 Old Simcoe St. Port Perry 905-982-2211 COMPETITIVE PRICES Elizabeth Clyde KEN RANKIN PLUMBING New Installations Renovations Water Sof teners Rep airs Wh irlp ool Tubs 38 Caleb St. P ort P erry 9 05- 9 8 5- 36 08 Remember those who gave ALL for your freedom this Remembrance Day. FULLY INSURED FREE ESTIMATES GENERAL STORE 102 River St. Seagrave a n ee a l. Ca r . r err 9 05- 9 8 5- 4352 W E REMEMBER 9 05- 9 8 5- 8 054 ea nd r al ar d. P ort P erry We must Remember 4 River St. Seagrave 9 05- 9 8 5- 8 9 6 2 BOOKKEEPING SERVICES REMEMBRANCE DAY F ACT by Gary Roncetti of Port Perry e la Canad an ld er lled n a n n rld ar . 256265 Pte. George Lawrence Price 28th Battalion Canadian Infantry 11 November 1918 age 25 George Price was born in Kings County Nova Scotia on the 15th of December 1892. He was conscripted into the Army on the 15th day of October 1917. George Price was serving with his unit outside the city of Mons Belgium when he was shot by a sniper at 1058 a.m. November 11 1918 becoming the last Canadian soldier to be killed by enemy action in World War 1. Pte. Price is buried in St. Symphorien Military Cemetery which is located 3 kms east of the city of Mons. It is interesting to note that the rst British soldier to be killed in the war was L14196 Pte. John Parr 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment 21 August 1914 age 17 Both Pte. Price and Pte. Parr are buried in the St. Symphorien Military Cemetery only a few feet apart. The rst World War started and ended at Mons. Lest We Forget. WINE ON a er . r err YESTERDAY TODAY TOMORROW WE REMEMBER P ORT P ERRY AU TO SU P P LY 16 050 Old Simcoe Rd. n r err thankful WE ARE thankful WE ARE thankful FOR YOUR SERVICE thankful FOR YOUR SERVICE thankful FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 43 tel 9 05- 9 8 5- 7 129 cell 9 05- 429 - 19 07 e a l eer ran r a . a PORT PERRY ONTARIO ThankYouVeterans 17 4 P erry St. P ort P erry 9 05- 9 8 5- 9 8 03 FORGET WE LEST 1149 0 Simcoe St. P ort P erry 9 05- 9 8 5- 019 5 F x 9 05- 9 8 5- 3007 n e a n n Small Business Accounting Service Thank you to all who have and do serve and ght for our country. 102 River St. Seagrave 905-985-7386 HAIR BODY WORKS Remembering those who had the courage to fight for us. COURAGE IS BEAUTIFUL. 9 05- 9 8 5- 8 46 1 . n ared r a . n. a een . r err 9 05- 9 8 5- 9 8 9 8 I 9 05- 9 8 5- 7 7 18 . r err l n . 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PORT PERRY 181 Perry Street - 11 am in front of the Scugog Township Municipal Office. BLACKSTOCK Blackstock Recreation Centre - 1030 am Cenotaph - 11 am Remembrance Day Services Wednesday November 11th 44 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 ack Craighead survived while serving in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII without injury. The 92-year-old war veteran has enjoyed retirement at Port Perry Villa for the past three years. There are a few vets there but they dont talk about the war. They live for today Born in Stirling Ontario Jack grew up in Smiths Falls. He enlisted in 1942 at age 18. I wanted to do my part Jack says modestly. Jack chose to join the navy because he always loved the water growing up on the Rideau River. And I dont like mud says Jack who equates mud with army life. His brother Mac opted for the army. After basic training at HMCS in Toronto Jack went to Kingston to volunteer for D.E.M.S. -- Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. He was sent to HMCS Esquimalt in Victoria B.C. where he graduated in gunnery. Eight of us joined together and were dispatched to Victoria for train- ing and then we all went in different directions says Jack. I never saw any of them again. He was a Leading Seaman on vari- ous passenger and cargo ships which traversed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. One ship could carry enough food to feed 250000 people. His navy experiences gave Jack a great respect for water and winds. During hurricanes the spray from wild waves on the sea could reach 60 feet high. Water turned to crusty ice on his skin. He looked on as two planes docked on a jetty in Wales were destroyed when power- ful winds caused a ship to crash into them. He remembers the famous Battle of the Atlantic a ship sinking in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. Luckily all of the Canadian-made Park ships he served on weathered the violent storms and escaped en- emy torpedoes. Thirty-two Canadian naval ves- sels 2024 personnel and 78 merchant ships were lost. Jack commented Thank God Im still here and I sur- vived it all. Often it was too rocky on the ship to cook or eat and Jack arrived home weighing just 150 lbs. at 6 feet tall. But his mother Mauds good cook- One of the Lucky Ones 1565 Hwy. 7A Port Perry 905-985-3655 BesideWalmart Hours Monday to Friday 8 - 6 Saturday 8 - 4 WITH HONOUR AND GRATITUDE WE REMEMBER Thank You to Canada and all the veterans for their part in liberating Holland. sponsored by the W esterman F amily THE TULIP - A Symbol of Gratitude and Friendship Every year the Dutch continue to send 10000 tulip bulbs to Canada to express their thanks. 250 Shanly Street Port Perry 905-982-2650 Paula R. McMurtry Barrister solicitor We Remember QUALITY FOODS COLLECTABLES 1920 Whitfield Road Port Perry 905-982-0118 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 45 ing soon got him back to a healthy weight of 175 lbs. Jacks mom saved every cent he earned and mapped wherever he went. She was very upset the year that she sent his Christmas package and it ended up in London Ontario instead of London England On January 10 1946 Jack received his official ilitary Discharge. He was glad to get home. He was decorated with many medals com- memorating his years of service to our country. On civvy street Jack served as a police officer and then worked his way up to the Head of Security for GM Canada. He has travelled exten- sively including cruises Sadly his two beautiful wives Jean and Esther passed away. He loves spending time with his children Carol Margaret and Gary and their families. I dont know what I would do without them he says. A member of the Oshawa and District Naval Veterans Club and the Royal Canadian Legion for Jack November 11 means donning his dec- orated uniform and participating in Remembrance Day services. And yes that was Jack riding in a Corvette Convertible in the 2015 Canada Day parade in Port Perry. Hes proud to be part of a video about the historical war years. But most of all he treas- ures the comments and cards he has received from little children thank- ing him for serving in the war. Lest we forget. By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog Port Perry Villa resident Jack sharing his story and photo album. 1918 Scugog Street Port Perry across from Vos 905-985-2451 OMESTEADHFURNITURE APPLIANCES 46 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 WHAT WILL MY LEGACY BE WHEN MY TIME ON THIS EARTH IS DONE Many ponder that question in philosophical moments. Common answers lie with our children and childrens children or possibly a business enterprise destined for continuity. Port Perrys Tyler Briley can make a unique addition to that list. In September his sculpture of World War One Colonel Samuel Sharpe was unveiled in Parliaments Centre Block. The inister of Veterans Affairs showed me where it would be placed while we were still in the planning phase of the project Tyler recalls. He told me that mil- lions of people would see my work probably for hun- dreds of years. I was humbled beyond words. Tylers journey from a virtually discarded artistic pas- sion to national attention proves again that life is rarely a straight line. Colonel Sharpes saga disgraced footnote to enshrined honouree demonstrates a Canadian heros tenacity even in death. Fate you could speculate may well have brought the two together. Tylers talent emerged at a tender age. I carved totems in my Mothers broom handles he laughs. As I got older I tried all kinds of media wood wax stone bronze soapstone. As an adult he kept that talent largely hidden from public view. My wife and I did the craft show circuit but at work nobody knew about my interest in art. But artistic insiders knew his name and reputation. Id been asked to donate pieces to charity sales. I did a hawk and snake sculpture for the Royal Ontario Museum and a trophy for General Motors. That Corvette Challenge project turned out to be important because it gave me my first experience working with bron e. I wasnt particularly ambitious. I just stuck with it and it seemed I got more recognition with every piece I did. And Id say I became more professional as time wore on. In the early 90s the Canadian War Museum commis- sioned him to create a bronze World War One cavalry piece. Placing something in the War useum I defi- nitely thought that was it While it may have seemed like the pinnacle at that mo- ment Tyler would prove he had much more to give no matter how circumstances delayed its happening. I worked as a firefighter on the rescue truck. I was injured on the job shoulder then further damage dur- ing a surgery to repair it. I wasnt able to work and lived with constant pain for 17 years. During that time I lost sight of my artistic passion. Ultimately Tyler himself would resolve his medical situation. Id taken large doses of narcotics for years he ex- plains. One day I stopped and once I got through with- drawal remarkably I was pain-free. The doctors told me Tyler Briley shown with some of the photos he used to capture the beautiful sculpture of Samuel Sharpe that was unveiled in Parliaments Centre Block. L MOLDING A LASTING LEGACY PHOTOBYMARYANNFLEMING FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 47 Id suffered rebound pain ironically from taking those medications. The embers of his artistic fire quickly flamed as his long-time discomfort receded. If you have an artistic talent its something youre almost driven to do. I started fiddling with pro ects but needed direction to really get motivated. Fate would again smile in Tylers favour. An assistant inside Veterans Affairs staff knew me from the Port Perry area. By coincidence the Minister asked her one day if she knew a sculptor to take on an upcoming commission. She responded she knew the perfect guy one who already had a piece in the War Museum. Events moved swiftly from that point. It was a rush ob only five weeks to complete but also a once in a lifetime opportunity which gave me that direction I badly needed. Exhaustive research preceded starting to work. The Ministry supplied pictures of Colonel Sharpe but they were pre-War studio shots and missing key details of his uniform. The military museum in Oshawa came to the rescue they provided a picture with his troops which we enlarged to show all the details. As youd imagine historical accuracy is critical. As an aside I was astounded by the difference which those years in the trenches had made in this man. Hed lost a lot of weight and aged a great deal. Colonel Sharpes tragic history touched a chord in Tylers soul which he channeled into his work. Sharpe committed suicide toward the end of the War the result of what wed now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD. I could somewhat relate. On the res- cue truck I saw horrible things just as he mustve. Thats part of the human condition you cant walk away from those experiences and not be profoundly affected. I found sculpting him was emotional as well as therapeutic. WeliveinmuchdifferenttimesthanColonelSharpe he continues. Nowadays wed look sympathetically on his condition but in 1918 his condition melancholy they called it and subsequent suicide represented disgrace. His name was virtually wiped off the history ...................... Please turn to page 50 Top photograph of Colonel Samuel Sharpe in his younger years and one of a few that inspired Tyler. Left Tyler Briley at home in his work shop and right the intricate detail of the sculpture. PHOTOSCOURTESYOFTYLERBRILEY 4179 Simcoe St. N. Oshawa 905-655-3291 Scugog Community Recreation Centre 2nd Floor 1655 Reach St. Port Perry T 905-985-8698 x 103 F 905-985-2697 Scugog Shores HERITAGECentre Archives The Museum is honoured to preserve the history of Scugogs men and women in military service. 48 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Lake Scugog Historical Society Meeting Thursday November 19 2015 730 pm Guest Speaker BARBARA DICKSON Author of Bomb Girls St. Johns Presbyterian Church 319 Queen St. Port Perry Please join us ... Maintaining Remembrance Days poignancy and profile remains one of the Royal Canadian Legions most impor- tant and one of its proudest functions. The Port Perry Legion which will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year continues to raise awareness with its annual poppy drive. And well be back this year at the LCBO Beer Store Vos Independent Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart says Legion President Dave Durham. We sell about 50000 poppies every year in Scugog. The peak of Remembrance Day events comes not surprisingly on November 11th. We lay a wreath at the library then parade from there to the municipal office. This annual tradition Dave says is well respected and well attended. Well see a couple thousand people at the downtown service he reports. The public is well aware and also very respectful of the occasion. Dave draws special attention to a local teacher Laurie Low who has contributed her own tradition to the memorial. Her students recite In Flanders Field. Thats how the younger generation learns to honour the spirit of Remembrance Day. The Legions members conduct the November 11th ceremonies with dignity providing a formal opening and closing of the events. We open with reveille read the veterans names from the cenotaph and finish with last post. The Port Perry Legion is propos- ing a new initiative which Dave feels has the potential to become its own annual tradition. The idea of downtown banners showing vets names and faces start- ed in the Maritimes then spread to Ontario centres including Uxbridge where theyve hung 67. Were using their example as we move forward. Time wont allow the projects com- pletion in time for Remembrance Day 2015. Our executive has to buy in of course and then we need approval from the Region Township and the BIA Business Improvement Area . The IA owns the brackets on the downtown hydro poles. Daves enthusiasm bubbles close to the surface dis- cussing the possibility. Wed hang our banners between October 1 and November 12 right at poppy time. Its a great way to raise public awareness because people will be able to relate to Remembrance Day through those pictures. Maintaining long-standing traditions and imple- menting imaginative new ones by simply fulfilling its role the Royal Canadian Legion will ensure that the sacrifices of our servicemen and women are honoured and never forgotten in generations to come. By Scott Mercer Focus on Scugog EXPANDING HONOURED TRADITIONS Legion Blends Old and New to Honour Vets Dave Durham President Port Perry Legion T here is streng th and power in numbers. FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 49 Tom Rowett B.A RDA Karsten Doose CFP RDA Anita Van Zeeland FTA 269 Queen Street Port Perry Old War Memorial Library 905-985-19 6 Your One Stop Independent Financial Shopping REMEMBER CANADAS SOLDIERS WITH PRIDE ON THIS AND EVERY REMEMBERANCE DAY. SCUGOG MEMORIAL LIBRARY 231 Water St. Port Perry 905-985-7686 ELEGANT LIVING BY THE LAKE 905-985-8660 1-800-248-0848 TWO MINUTES SILENCE The solemn pause of silence is the greatest mark of respect that anyone can collectively pay to those who lost their lives in defence of their country. At the11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month please suspend all of your normal activities for REMEMBRANCE IS ALL WE CAN GIVE TO THEM 293 Perry Street Port Perry e e a e de read n r e a er l n ran e and Bel e a e r n l e r de r and r le r e n d r n e r rld ar. e e l le red er al r ed ar nd e ra e e e ar dead. n n Crae a d r er n e Canad an r ller a l ade n e en en n n e n lander eld . n a rda e er da e re e r e na ael a n d n e read n r a e C er ea ar e re ar e ead ar er n e r a la e ere . . er e en ld en a er r end and a l a e r d e e re e en er ea . er read n Crae e na ade a er nal led e al a ear e red lander eld a a n re e ran e and r ee n e a all d ed. n nna r n e ren ad a ended e na nal er an e n n en n a a re re en a e ran e C e re ar a . e a n red na ael dea e a a e r al er and el a e e e e r al ld e e anded el e need . e e ed a ar al e ld e ade and ld a a a ra n ne r e ene r aned ldren and er ad ered rea l a a re l e ar. a n e . . . . . continued on pag e 5 0 50 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Legacy continued from page 47 books after hed led men at places like Vimy and Passchendaele. As well hed raised a regiment of 1145 from his home area. He knew many of them personally. After three years of watching them get picked off in bat- tle and the War winding down he was about to face their families. No wonder he felt tremendous strain he was too human for the job. Erin OToole MP for Durham Riding and cur- rently Minister of Veterans Affairs served as the driving force in Sharpes renaissance. Erin was passionate to recognize an unjustly ne- glected war hero Sharpe had received the Distin- guished Service Order and also he wanted to demonstrate how societys view of PTSD had dramat- ically shifted. The sculpture proves its never too late to right a wrong however griev- ous. Tragically the Colonel wont personally bask in the adulation of the coun- try he served so bravely but theres a strong sense that his spirit lives on in the man who created his memorial. Colonel Sharpe would definitely under- stand Tylers feelings as he approached with adult eyes the buildings which would house his work. I was a kid the last time I visited Parliament. Theyre gorgeous build- ings which make you proud that you live in the best country in the world. Its still hard to wrap my head around my work sit- ting in the Centre Block. Hard to believe its true. But no doubt its also a perfect setting for the lasting legacy of one mans patriotic sacrifice and the towering talent of another who brought him back to life for all to admire. By Scott Mercer Focus on Scugog 14325 Simcoe St. Port Perry 905-985-7341 Granville Anderson MPP-Durham 23 King St. W. Bowmanville 905-697-1501 1-800-661-2433 In Remembrance of all who served and sacrificed in the cause of peace and freedom. Saturday November 21st 10am - 2pm Vendors Lunch Free Hot Chocolate Petting Zoo Visit with Santas Elves Everything Youd Expect From a Bazaar But So Much More Donations of non-perishables or a new unwrapped toy gratefully accepted for Operation Scugog. 15987 Simcoe Street Port Perry 905.985.3312 R.M.R. REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE 9 05- 9 8 5- 9 7 7 7 Port Perry Plaza 1894 Scugog St. Port Perry DIANNE HOOKER Sales Representative I will Remember n ada e r n ed Canada and n n ed e rea ar e eran a n Canada rede e r e al Canad an e n ad e a a l re e ran e n a d ndra n d d n l a ear. da e Ca a n ne e al Canad an e n r an r ra . e ne ra ed r d na n r de d re a an e r e eran n nan al d re a ell a nd n r ed al e en ed al re ear e er e l n er are a l e and an er r e . e Ca a n e n n e la r da n er and n n e r November 11th. e a el an e rn e er da e Ca a n and re ed a e end e e e ran e Da ere n . an e le la e e r n a rea r a e a e e en a r e r al a a n re e a e end e ere n . e a e rn a e ra e e en r e ear a ann er ar e n an a le a e r al er e and er lar a n . e al Canad an e n e a e e rn n e le la el a ar en and a l e e ear a le. a n e . . . . continued from pag e 4 9 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 51 By Shawn Lackie Special to Focus on Scugog The Scugog Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the Grey Cup will be making an appearance at this years Induction Ceremony taking place Thursday November 12 at 7 p.m. at the ScugogArena. The Hall of Fame Committee is also pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the event will be author Kevin Shea. The Grey Cup will be on site from 5 - 9 p.m. Coldwell Banker R.M.R. Port Perry is sponsoring its appearance. Fans can get their picture taken with the Cup free of charge. The actual Grey Cup game will be played a little over two weeks later. Winnipeg will host the 103rd edition of Canadas beloved football champi- onship on November 29. Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Chairperson Leanne Ashbridge is excited at what to expect come Nov- ember. The committee made a con- scious decision to make this event bet- ter and more important every year offered s. Ashbridge. and it looks like we have done just that. Having Kevin Shea and the Grey Cup in the building on the same night is just su- per. We cant wait until November 12 to really shine a light on all the worthy inductees and guests of this special evening. The Grey Cup is a trophy produced by Birks Jewellers that has been part of Canadian sports since 1909 when Governor General Earl Grey donated it for the Canadian football champion- ship. The original conditions stated that the cup must remain always under purely amateur conditions although there there is good reason to believe that this was at the urging of P. D. Ross of the Ottawa Journal rather than Lord Grey. The name Grey Cup has since been used to refer both to the trophy and the event. The trophy itself has had a storied past enduring fire theft and damage most recently in 2006 when the BC Lions broke the base during victory celebrations. In 2008 it travelled to Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan where on Canada Day Canadian personnel stationed there passed it around. Noted hockey author Kevin Shea will be the keynote speaker and is looking forward to the event. Hockeys extraordinary history is built on its stories and I am very pleased to have been invited to share somewiththegreatfolksofPortPerry said Shea. Im looking forward to meeting many of you in November Kevin Shea is a hockey historian and award-winning author of 14 hockey books including Crossing the Line Derek Sandersons au- tobiography Barilko Without a Trace and Over the Boards Ron Elliss biography. He is currently writing the official 100-year his- tory of the Toronto Maple Leafs for MLSE. Shea was recently hon- oured by being awarded the Brian McFarlane Award for excellence in hockey research and writing from the Society for International Hockey Research. He is the Hockey Hall of Fames writer and teaches hockey history at Seneca College. During the day Kevin handles public relations for The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. He is married to his high school swee heart and lives in Ajax. Coldwell Banker is one of the lead- ing Real Estate companies in North Durham and one of the tops in the entire Durham Region. Its mandate is to always be giving back to the com- munity and to that end has donated well more than 40000.00 to local causes over the last five years. C RMR is proud to be associated with the Hall of Fame and looks forward to sponsoring the appearance of one of Canadas iconic pieces of history the Grey Cup. Kevin Shea the evenings guest speaker. Coming to Port Perry . . . Grey Cup The Scugog Sports Hall of Fame INDUCTION CEREMONY with Guest S peaker K ev in S hea Thursday November 12 7 p.m. r all a e rena 16 55 Reach St. P ort P erry Trophy on Display from 5 - 9 p.m. For appointments call 905-985-9292 Winter is coming. 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A rare collection of historical photographic portraits displaying 1 0 0 mug shots from 1 8 8 6 -1 9 0 8 . a n re er a e Cen re r e ea ree r err nd l r e . a . re e . ArrestingImages Every Thursday until mid-March 1130 a.m. 1 p.m. Volunteers from the churches and adults with special needs serve up delicious homemade soup bread and dessert. A drop- in affair. a n C r e en n 26 6 North Street P ort P erry er ne el e. ree ar e. e a e a d na n a d . SOUPS ON US nn n e r ad n a n at jesters court Mistletoe Market Saturday November 7 9 a.m. 2 p.m Local artisans crafters vendors silent auction rafes and a coffee bar. a n an el C n C r 16 8 0 Reach Street P ort P erry d n ree. r n e re nan el Cen re D r a Saturday November 7 Steve has shared the stage with legends such as BB King Buddy Guy and Joe Cocker just to name a few. O pening for Steve is Jack Connolly a Vancouver songsmith. a n n all een ree r err D r Bar en . . ar . . e . . n all . a D STEVE STRONGMAN Part of the Port Perry U nplugged Concert Services Saturday November 14 Juno World Album of the Year winner Q uinq ue Escamilla and his band. He is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter. Joining him will be roots singer songwriter and piano player Jenie. World class and stellar entertainment Join us for a great night of music. a n reen an Cen enn al all reen an e . ea a a la le a De n een ree r err 9 05- 9 8 5- 006 0 Bl e er n B Br ree . r d e 9 05- 8 52- 428 2 r ne r re er ed e and n r a n . reen an l . a and n a e . presents Juno Award Winner Quique Escamilla Band Stars Saturday November 14 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Time to start your Christmas shopping. Lots of things to choose from. Tea coffee and snacks available. a n Cae area C n all e de re all e nal ad Cae area ree d n and ar n ll r eed Cae area a e ar r d The Shape of a Girl Final community performance Friday November 13 730 p.m The Shape of a Girl by Joan MacLeod offers a powerful uni- versal message of hope and empowerment to anyone faced with the choice of standing by or taking a stand. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joan Etienne and features Durham resident Kirsten Duetsch as Braidie. a n e r al l rar a er . r err e nd d al ad l Recommended for age 1 3 and older. FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 53 TEA ROOM IS OPEN Everyones talking about the Christmas Barn at Coach House Studio 605 Regional Road 21 Port Perry 905.982.2705 ANTIQUES UNIQUES DCOR MORE COACH HOUSE STUDIO ITS A DESTINATION SHOPPING LOCATION November 2728 December 345 - 8pm Matinees November 28 December 5 - 2pm Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts 302 Queen Street Port Perry Tickets available at 905-985-8181 All Ages - 25 Family 4-Pack - 75 Preview November 26 - 8pm Tickets just 15 Saturday November 21 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendors lunch free hot chocolate Petting Z oo visit with Santas elves and so much more Donations of non-perishables or a new unwrapped toy gratefully accepted for O peration Scugog. a n r err lla 159 8 7 Simcoe Street P ort P erry . r err lla. a Saturday December 12 7 p.m. The Borelians are thrilled to announce a one-night only per- formance of the Christmas classic Its A Wonderful Life. The text has been lovingly adapted from the lm and includes all of the great scenes that you remember. It will be performed with a full cast of actors reading from the script complete with sound effects and live music. Come on out and enjoy a night of laughter and tears as your favourite holiday lm is brought wonderfully to life a n r err n ed C r e and an nl e r a ed a e d r n e n e e en . ll r r e ll e d na ed e Den e e a el er r a ed en and e r ldren l a ed n a a. present Its a Wonderful Life To submit your up coming event email n . Please note early deadline submission f or December edne da e er . Saturday November 28 10 a.m. - 430 p.m. Featuring many local artisans and crafters. Door priz es throughout the day a n r err l a ree r err d n . en r C ldren nder ree r err l ra . ee l . Saturday November 28 54 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Much of our ag ing Canadian p op ulation h eads to th e dry climates of Arizo na in an ef f ort to be rid of resp iratory comp lications. Th e h ealing qualities of th e desert h ow ever are not w h at th ey are cut out to be. In Ph oenix I encoun- tere many no ir s o fle t e co inter c imates of th e North ern U. S. and Canada no doubt some w ere f rom Port Perry and made th eir h ome in th e sunny dry south - w estern U. S. Many p eop le I sp oke w ith ch ose th e lif estyle ch ang e as a remedy f or resp iratory p roblems caused by th e f rig id damp temp eratures of north ern climates. I h ave alw ays assumed th is to be a g ood th ing but w as astounded w h en I discovered th at most ailments not only p ersisted but also in many cases g rew w orse. I decided to investig ate and met w ith a h ealth care p ractitioner w h o sp e- cia i es in respiratory isease. as ama e at my n ings H e exp lained th at th e desert temp eratures dryness and g eneral climate g oes a long w ay in h ealing lung and oth er resp iratory ailments h ow ever th e maj ority of p eop le are never able to take advantag e of th ese cures. Th ey w ake each morning in th e comf ort of th eir air- conditioned h ouse or con o. ey t en step into t eir arti cia y c i e a to mo i es an ea for of ces ma s tness centres etc. w h ere centralize d comf ort centres ch ill th e air beyond ne- cessity not only removing h eat but also moisture vitamins an any ot er ea t ene cia e ements. As a tourist h aven th e Ph oenix area of f ers endless days of p leasure. Th ere are doze ns of malls and g olf courses. Scottsdale is w ell kn ow n and is th e central h ub of th e The spectacular Grand Canyon All I Need Is The Air That I Breathe FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 55 sh op p ing p aradise. Areas like Old Tow n are simp ly amazi ng . Laid out as an old w estern tow n one can stroll around p orch - lined sh op s g aze at artistically carved statues and samp le t e nest in c isine. I stayed not in Scotts- dale but in th e south p art of Ph oenix in a resort called th e Leg acy a series of one and tw o room con- dos w h ich ap p ear to be f or sale as timesh ares. Th e h otel w ith g ig antic p ool sup erb g olf course and sp acious w alk w ays is less ex p ensive th an th e more p ublicize d resorts of Scottsdale. I met a f ew f olks f rom South America and Ch ile and w e decided to p lay a round of g olf . Af ter nine h oles w e h ad to call it quits. Th e h eat w as too much and w e long ed f or th e coolness of th e g reat indoors. Once th ere w e relaxe d w ith a cold beverag e and some interesting conversations about th e h omelands of my new f riends. H aving seen enoug h sh op p ing malls I decided to take my rental car f or a sp in and f ound myself on th e road to th e Grand Canyon located about th ree h ours north of Ph oenix. Th e drive w as sp ectacular and w h en I h it th e rocky h ills in Sedona my camera w ent into h ig h g ear. Every turn w as a p h otog rap h er s p aradise. Th e vistas seemed endless and th e sun sh ining on th e landscap e w as brilliant. A stop over in Tlaquep aque is a must. With several restaurants boasting sig nature dish es th e arts and craf ts villag e is w ell w orth th e visit. I f ound everyone f riendly and th e articles in th e art sh op s w ere unique to th e reg ion. Th e entire area is laid out as a Sp anish villag e of days g one by. Th ere are several inexp ensive h otels and motels in th e area and an overnig h t stay w ill make a memorable addition to any trip . As I neared th e Grand Canyon I g rew eag er to see th e on er of t e or . en na y arrive stoo in a e as if struck by a bolt of lig h tning . Th e scene bef ore me w as unimag inable. Th e canyon is sixt een ki lometres w ide and more th an tw o h un- dred long . At a dep th of 1 5 0 0 metres I h ad to strain to see t e ottom t - nally caug h t a g limp se of a small silver ribbon th e mig h ty Colorado River. Unf ortunately I did not h ave enoug h time to ven- ture into th e g iant crevice but saw adventurers on h orseback and on f oot setting of f to exp lore th e vast unk now n. Th e drive along th e top edg e of th e canyon w as f ascinating and th e imag e w ith every turn is like a p ostcard. I made my w ay back to Ph oenix to my h otel and met up w ith my international f riends. We decided to h ead f or Raw h ide s a reconstructed w estern tow n out of th e eig h teen h undreds. Th e exp erience is g reat and as you w alk dow n th e dirt covered Main Street you exp ect to see Wyatt Earp j ump f rom beh ind a building at any moment. Dinner in th e saloon w as an involvement. Our contact Cow boy B ob met us and alth oug h h e w as born in Turke y h e certainly p ortrayed a convincing role as a cow boy. Inside along w ith h eap ing p ortions of beef p otatoes and veg g ies w as a Country and Western band. As w e ate w e sang along to tunes by H ank Williams Joh nny Cash and Jimmy Rog ers. Our w aitress Diamond Lil as sh e w as no n as frien y an ef cient. e oa aro n er nec added to th e auth enticity of th e establish ment. Af ter a h earty meal a little dancing and some g reat con- versation w e h eaded back to th e h otel in order to p ack f or o r respective flig ts ome. t o g oeni may not e all th at it is cracke d up to be f rom a h ealth p ersp ective it certainly is w orth th e visit if sig h tseeing one of th e w orld s most amazi ng landscap es is on your ag enda. Jonathan van Bilsen is a photographer author and columnist and can be followed at 158 Casimir Street Port Perry 905-985-2268 I MC TICO 4577532 Book your next DeNureTours vacation with travel experts Colleen and Jean at Awe-inspiring canyons Departure dates March 28 and November 7 2016 The Ariz ona countryside is uniq uely different. 56 FOCUS - NOVEMBER 2015 Remembering a nig h t of senseless destruction AN UNFORGETTABLE HALLOWEEN Trick or treat. Those three words will greet residents throughout Scugog this Saturday night when hundreds of children of all shapes and sizes in colourful costumes come knock- ing on doors for Halloween treats. This special night for the kids has been relatively peaceful in Port Perry over the past couple of decades but unfortunately there was a time when the Hallowed Evening was much more sinister almost like an invita- tion for some rowdies to destroy property and cause havoc. Many people creeping into their senior years will remember the days of toppling outhouses soaping windows and a variety of other harmless pranks but there was a time during the 1960s and 1970s when ran- dom vandalism and destruction became the norm after the sun went down on Halloween night. Itwasntuncommontolearnofoldbarnsorabandoned houses being torched and burned to the ground bales of hay and old tires set on fire in the middle of roads and extensive damage caused to public and private property. In Port Perry one of the worst incidents happened the Halloween of 1969 when groups of youths converged into the downtown roaming the streets. The November 6 1969 issue of The Port Perry Star fea- tured a banner story with the headline A Halloween Of Senseless Destruction. The article reported that although the exact number of people on Queen St. on Halloween night was impossible to determine it was estimated be- tween 400 and 700 crowded the street at one point. Some of them were intent on vandalism but the ma- jority no doubt only spectators to an ugly and unbliev- ingly poor behaviour on part of some residents the article reported. Businesses which became victims of smashed win- dows and extensive damage that night included the LCBO store Brutons Drug Store and The Royal Bank. The problems were reported to have started during the early evening when small groups of young people began to gather and wander along Queen St. with the crowd becoming larger and noisier as the pranksters built up courage. The Star reported that during the height of the fracas the local Fire Department was called to assist using two powerful water hoses to help disperse some of the crowd putting a damper on most of the active trouble makers. A decorative billboard in front of the post office was toppled and completely destroyed into a heap of concrete police cruisers were smeared with paint eggs were hurled at cars store windows and police officers and signs were pulled and torn down. The Ontario Provincial Police which took care of Port Perrys law enforcement at the time had four officers on duty early in the evening but this was increased to 14 at the height of the trouble. In the years following the 1969 vandalism spree po- lice beefed up their patrols and the incidents declined. Hopefully this Halloween like those of the recent past will continue as a night of wonder and excitement for the kids.... as it should be. By J. Peter Hvidsten Focus on ScugogRemnants of the post ofce billboard following Halloween 1969. 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