FOCUS - JULY 2017 39 Scugog Shores Museum Village 16210 Island Road, Port Perry For further information call: 905-985-8698 x 103 July 15 & 16 9am-4pm Come and join us for our 15th annual celebration of all things canine. Last year we had almost 2000 participants and visitors and 60 vendors.This year will be even bigger and better! Like our facebook page @ScugogMuseum for details of how to win a free family pass to Dog Days. SCUGOG SHORES MUSEUM FUNDRAISER DogLoversDays Scugog Disc Dog WoofJocks Scugog Shores Museums PIONEER VILLAGE 16210 Island Road, Port Perry Scugog Shores Museums PIONEER VILLAGE Open Daily until Aug 27, 10am - 4 pm Drop in for guided tours of the 12 historic buildings and Ojibway Heritage Interpretive Lands, heritage demonstrations, special events & children’s crafts and hands-on activities. SheepdogFestival weiner dogs FOCUS - AUGUST 2015 5 3rd Annual Jamie’s Dream Gala Dear Editor Everyone at Community Living Durham North continues to be overwhelmed by the ongoing generosity of this community. On June 1st, we hosted our 3rd annual Jamie’s Dream Gala. Along with this, we are very excited to be celebrating 50 years of supporting people with intellectual disabilities in the communities of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock. The Gala was a huge success! We were very fortunate to showcase the talents of the Port Perry High School’s Culinary Arts Program as they catered the event. We are deeply thankful for our event sponsors; Vos’ Independent Grocer, Homestead Furniture & Appliances, Pharmacy Associates of Port Perry, McDonald’s Port Perry, State Farm Insurance and the Durham Region Police Services Board. Without the generous contributions of our sponsors and all the merchandise graciously donated by local businesses for our silent and live auction, the event wouldn’t have been possible. The funds generated from this event are used to keep the late Jamie Ross’s legacy alive. Jamie was a very giving man who anonymously ensured people receiving support from our organization had what they needed to make their dreams come true. This enables these people to CANADA 150 CORRECTION On page 40 of our June 2017 Canada 150 feature, we had an oopsie in the ‘Canada Fun Facts’ and someone caught it for us! We had stated that there is 3,000 lakes in Canada and that should have read over 31,000 lakes in Canada. Thanks for the catch! experience an increased quality of life and in many cases assists them to become valuable contributing members of their community. To date, we have raised over $74,000, this is incredible! We are definitely changing lives! It goes without saying, another huge contributing factor to the evenings success is the incredible auctioneering of Gary Hill Auctions and his team. They are integral to ensuring the night runs smoothly and definitely navigate the live auction and sales transactions very efficiently. Gary’s humour and skill adds to the evening’s entertainment as well. I’ll end by simply saying….without the support and generosity of this community, we would not be able to help people experience life altering opportunities, we cannot thank you enough and, we look forward to seeing you again next year at our 4th Annual Jamie’s Dream Gala! Sincerely, Tracy McGarry, Gala Committee Chair ...................... More letters on page 49 Mailbox Letters to the editor continued from page 26