b'Reader grateful for new historical site A readers comments and opinionDear Editor Dear EditorI recently went on Scugog Digital NewspaperI am writing with reference to the Dying with Collection site, after reading the article published inDignity article in the July issue of Focus. your July 2021 issue, page 29.The article was very well written and clearly re ected My father was a Home Boy and had lived in Portthe wishes of the couple involved. Having said that Perry from 1923 to 1925 and I wondered if there wasI dont think Focus magazine is a suitable venue to any information relating to him. What a surprise whenpromote the controversial topic of Euthanasia. To I found his S.S. # 9 Reach School promotion list! I alsomake it even more distasteful, to include a half page found information on the family he lived with,lling inadvertisement by the funeral home was also a bit oI missing info on that family. Scugog should be thankfulwould say. The article was promoting premature death to Peter Hvidsten for his timeless hours of work inand then the business of dealing with death was being building this site! advertised. An unfortunate juxtaposition in my opinion. Yours truly,Ron Cosway Whatever ones personal opinion about Euthanasia, P.S.If anyone has a class photo from S.S. #9 Reach Schoolmany people are strongly opposed to what it represents 1923-1925, would you email a copy to me at: - the premature taking of God given life. In my opinion ronsan@powergate.ca Focus magazine is not about discussing the big social issues of the day and this kind of article should be Do you like Bridge? avoided. Failing that, please allow for the opposing Dear Editor point of view to be published, so that both sides of the The Scugog Ladies Marathon Hospital Bridge Clubargument are given a fair opportunity. would like to invite former and new bridge players toRegards, Rob Cornish, Port Perryjoin our fun group.Our main focus is to raise monies for the Port PerryAppreciation for a strong supporter Hospital. We have been donating to the hospital sinceof our lake1985 and since then, have donated over $50,000. Dear EditorWe play approximately 12 games in members homesThe Scugog Lake Stewards have so many friends and from October to the end of April. As a group, we havesupporters within the Scugog watershed, but one of the been unable to play since March 2020, due to COVID-19,strongest has been Jack Doak of Old Flame Brewery. but we are looking forward to resuming play afterThank you Jack for all you have done this year, and in Thanksgiving. Schedules are set by our members and areyears past to help us in our work to protect and enhance quiteexible. Lake Scugog.If you are interested or have further questions, andJack and his team, Brewmaster Richard Park and are a pair or a single player, please contact me via emailCommunications and Brand Manager, Kyra Dietsche at scugoghospitalbridge@gmail.com. have enabled us this year to connect with whole new Best, Donna Ankrett, President groups of people through their thousands of blog Scugog Ladies Marathon Hospital Bridge Club followers, through encouraged counter donations and much talk, through organizing a Port Perry Run Thanks to all for swinging for BBBSND Club Clean up the Lake Day, through an in-courtyard Dear Editor tasting event with a rae, a curated menu evening On behalf of all of us, at BBBSND and ourat the Foundry Restaurant and best of all through the Littles, thank you for participating in our golfdevelopment of their incredibly tasty Take Care of the tournament held on Friday July 9. Lake limeavoured carbonated beverage which saw We are thrilled to announce that the event raised$1.50 from each can sold donated to the Stewards.over $13,000 to support mentoring programs in NorthWe cannot say enough about Jack. Since his arrival Durham! in Port Perry, and ourrst contact shortly after that, he We want to say thank you to our amazing eventhas always realized and pushed forward andnancially sponsors and prize donors who helped us host thissupported the importance of the health of the lake and event and o er you some awesome prizes. Big thanks asthe Lake Scugog Enhancement Project to us all. well to Dorie and the team at Sunnybrae for all of theirRob Messervey, support to make this event possible.President Scugog Lake StewardsThank you again for swinging BIG for our Littles. WeWE WANT TOcant wait to see you at next years event! HEAR FROMPlease send us your letters, maximum of 250 words. Margaret AyresYOU! We cannot publish negative letters about individuals or Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham businesses. Submit to: focus@focusonscugog.com 10 FOCUS - AUGUST 2021'