Capreol Days 2006
Called A Huge Success By Organizers Capreol Days 2006 is history now, but the
memories will linger on for many years. Gary Biesinger
and the staff and columnists of Capreol Online have
assembled some photos and results of various activities
of the weekend. We would encourage you to visit Capreol
Online through the link below to find out all about
Capreol Days. You will also enjoy visiting Capreol
Online for the vast wealth of information and knowledge
that Gary has assembled about this great community.
Enjoy your visit.
of The Missing Playground Equipment Is Solved
Carre, Director of Leisure, community and volunteer services has explained
that the removal of local playground equipment during the middle of summer
vacation is for the safety and well-being of the Greater Sudbury
community. He added that the City is beginning to completely replace or
partially retrofit aging playgrounds that no longer meet Canadian
Standards Association guidelines.
The photos above and below show that the Valley
Acres playground was one of those facilities that lost a major piece of
equipment earlier this spring. It has not been replaced yet, so
neighbourhood children have lost out on many days of holiday enjoyment.
This has not sat well with parents of the area.
to 30 playgrounds throughout the City of Greater Sudbury have had equipment removed this year. Apparently, a
playground practitioner (whatever that is) was hired this spring to create
an inventory of playground equipment and report back to the department of
leisure services. Equipment that did not meet Canadian Standards was
removed. Tenders were put out on July 21, with City Council
expected to approve the process on August 10. Council approved an
expenditure of $750,000 in January for the upgrading of playgrounds, but
the procedures in place require further approval of the tendering process.
If Council approves the
expenditure for the new equipment, it will be ordered and installed
sometime in late September or early October, just in time to be covered up
Many local residents in the Valley Acres
subdivision, as well as in the area around Elmview Playground are fuming
at the loss of equipment and the subsequent discovery that nothing has been
done to replace it in a timely manner. Some parents are claiming that there is
nothing wrong with the equipment in the first place. Some welding and fresh paint would have
done the job just fine and given children a place to play all summer.
are extremely upset that the City is using the "safety excuse"
equipment. One mother was quoted as saying, "Just look at the rust
that is all over the playground equipment. If they are so worried about
safety, then why don't they get a can of paint and fix the equipment that
is left here. My children are more likely to get injured by a piece of
rust than from faulty equipment."
One young father
used very forceful language to state what he thought about the
"safety line" being used by the City. "They say they are so
concerned about the safety of the children then they build a skateboard
park in Minnow Lake and allow kids to risk head injuries because they are
not forced to wear equipment. Give me a break!"
that the City should have informed local residents prior to removing the
equipment. As a result, the city will be sending flyers to residents who
live within a kilometre of the affected parks to explain why the equipment
was removed and when it will be replaced.
may please some people, others are pointing to this as another example of
what is wrong with the current system. As one observer stated, "First
of all they hire a consultant to do an inventory of the playground
equipment when we have all kinds of staff in the leisure department. Then
they take out the equipment at the beginning of the summer and don't plan
on replacing it until October. Then they leave all of the rest of the
equipment covered in rust to deteriorate so that it will have to be
replaced next year. What are they thinking?"
Robert Kirwan, one of the
Candidates for Council of Ward 6, Hanmer and Val Therese, had several
comments to make on the matter. "Our local playgrounds should be the
heart of their neighbourhood. When people with children are deciding on a
place to live, they don't just look for a house. They look at the
recreational facilities, the schools, the day care centers and the retail
outlets. Then they choose a home that will be central to the needs of a
growing family. When they travel around Valley East they see playgrounds
with rusty equipment, long grass, gravel on the pavement, graffiti on the
walls and gaping holes where equipment has been removed. Despite all of
this, Valley East is still booming. Imagine how things will be once we
force the City to pay serious attention to our playgrounds and the
conditions of our community."
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New Development Establishing
As the "Power Centre" of Valley East
of "Welcome Home Gift Basket" Is Clear Indication Of
Growth Of The Community
The Spirit Alive Contest Is Being Well-Received By Local
Ron & Lise
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2006 Mini-Masters Takes Place This Weekend on Saturday, August 12.
There is still time to Register at The Valley Family Golf Centre
15th Annual Mini-Masters Junior Golf Tournament will be held at the Valley
Family Golf Centre on Regional Road 15 just outside Blezard Valley, on
Saturday, August 12, 2006. Myrna Young, shown looking over the plaque with
the past winners, has been involved in every one of the events.
The tournament is open to all boys and girls from the ages of 4 through
12. It consists of a nine-hole tournament; special skills competitions; a
barbeque lunch; prizes and trophies. The action starts at 9:30 a.m.
Registration fee for the tournament is only $35.
For more information on how you can register your child, call Myrna or
Vic at 897-7400.
PAST WINNERS of Mini Masters Golf
VALLEY EAST MENS' SLO PITCH
Each week during the 2006 season, Brian Beaupre will be providing us
with up-to-date standings from the Valley East Mens' Slo Pitch
League. You will be able to open up the standings in a WORD DOCUMENT
and save them to your own computer if you wish. We appreciate
Brian's efforts in providing us with this important service.
You Are Buying a Newly Built House or a Previously Owned House, It
Is Always A Good Time To Check Out Flooring Options Before You Move
Ron Pedneault, owner of Fantastic Floors, located in the ValleyBingoPlaza in Val Caron, prepares to discuss some new
flooring options with one of his customers who have just purchased a new
home in Valley East. The young couple is looking forward to moving
into their home at the beginning of August and wanted to make some changes
to the existing floors. Here they were going over some of the samples of
ceramics and porcelain which are becoming ever popular throughout the
entire house, not just in the kitchen and bathrooms.
According to Ron, “Just about everybody I know who has purchased
an existing house makes some changes to the flooring in at least one of
the rooms. New home owners want to personalize the house in some way to
make sure that the floors and walls are in line with their own
personalities, or they just find the old flooring in need of replacement.
Whatever the reason, it is always a good idea to change the flooring
“before” you begin moving in with the furniture.”
Ron advises that if you are preparing to move into a new
house this summer or fall, it would be a good idea to meet with him to go
over the options and plan your renovations to coincide with your moving
date. Even if you are still “looking” for that perfect house, stop by
and talk about the different kinds of flooring that you can order and get
an idea of approximate cost so that you can include floor replacement in
your cost calculations at the time of purchase. It doesn’t hurt to talk,
and Ron will always find time to give you free advice.
“You wouldn’t believe the number of people I’ve seen who are
moving into homes in the Valley. We knew this community was going to grow,
which is one of the main reasons we wanted to open FANTASTIC FLOORS,”
stated Ron, who after spending over 30 years working in the flooring
business on everything from installing to sales and management, has found
that the transition to owning and operating his own store has been
“We will do anything we can to help the Valley grow and prosper.
That is why we are participating in the Valley East Lions
Charity Days Treasure Hunt,” he explained.
FANTASTIC FLOORS will have one of the twelve (12) combination locks
on site from July 20 to July 26 and again from August 10 to 16. Anyone who
has a combination is invited to stop by and see if you can open the lock
and qualify for a trip to Cuba.
FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from to ; open late until on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open
until on Saturdays.
GROTTO OF LOURDES SPECIAL EVENT
MOONLIGHT BOWL AT PLAZA BOWL
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2006
This is a special fund raiser being held by the youth group of The
Grotto of Lourdes Shrine. Tickets are $10 per person and prizes will
be given out during the evening. The youth are challenging the
adults to come out in great numbers.
CALL CHRISTIANE AT 673-3961 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PURCHASE
pick up forms at St. Patrick’s Church (in main entrance at Youth
Bulletin Board) 39 Walford Rd.;
the King Church or Vicki Dee’s (Forms can be dropped off at all
Sudbury Catholic Churches)
cheque payable to Marymount Academy 165 D’Youville Ave. Sudbury,
ON P3C 5E7
Registration Deadline: August
Royal Canadian Legion Capreol Branch 179, Capreol has established a
special Trust fund for the benefit of Trevor McDavid's wife,
Giselle and their two daughters.
Trevor McDavid, 31, was killed July 13, 2006 in a
helicopter crash during a rescue exercise off the coast of Nova
Scotia with the Canadian Armed Forces. McDavid grew up in Capreol.
He was the father of two and he and his young wife are expecting a
third child. McDavid grew up in Capreol and is fondly
remembered by all who knew him.
Donations may be made at these location: The Capreol Legion,
Northern Credit Union, Capreol Liquor Store, Joan's Variety and
Cheques, made out to The Trevor McDavid Trust Fund may be
mailed to The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 179, 16 Young Street,
Capreol ON P0M 1H0 Tel: 705-858-1522.
For more information please call David Bateman at 858-5971 or
Gary Biesinger at 858-4687, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
can find out more by going to the following link:
Linda Tessier Is Winner of the July
Customer Appreciation Contest At The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre
"This is the first time I've ever won anything in my life,"
explained a happy Linda Tessier as she received her package of gift
certificates from Robert Kirwan, Director of Marketing & Public
Relations for the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. Linda was the winner of the
July Customer Appreciation Contest which is sponsored by mall merchants. She
received a total of over $1500 in gift certificates and coupons which can be
used by either herself or any of her family and friends to whom she wishes
to distribute any she cannot use herself. Shoppers are invited to enter the
contest each time they make a purchase at the mall. All they have to do is
place their name and phone number on the back of their cash register receipt
or fill out one of the ballots available in front of Desjardins' Food Basics
or Billie Jeans.
Mary Guy Says Thank You To Everyone
Who Supported The Dystonia Walk-And-Wheel Event
our loyal supporters:
Although our numbers were small, our Walk and Wheel for Dystonia
Medical Research was a success. With 35 participants, including MPP
Shelley Martel, we raised just over $5600 and we hope to receive some
extra money from Wal-Mart. It was a cool day but great for walking. We
had lots of door prizes and with our small numbers everyone went home
with a prize. Thank you to LInda Thompson, who organized the BBQ; Len
Shymkiw for doing the cooking, and to the merchants who supplied the
food...Desjardins' Food Basics (Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre); Loebs
(Val Caron); Neil's YIG (Hanmer); Marche Richelieu (Hanmer; and Tim
Special thanks to all the retailers who donated door prizes: Plaza
69 Pharmacy, John Ellis IDA, Staples, Ray Bonin (Canadian Flaga),
Chapters, M&M Meats, Rusty Cellars, Toppers Pizza, Scotiabank,
Barrydowne Paint & Wallpaper, Wal-Mart, Buddies' Restaurant, Grand
& Toy, Chico's Bowl & Sports Lounge, Dorothy Pearsall, and
We also made the front page of the Sudbury Star with a wonderful
article about Dwayne Backer, who raised an amazing $1937.75 for the
cause. Keith Lacey from the Northern Life also did an article for us
about dystonia and Bob Kirwan showed up to take pictures at our walk
so we look forward to seeing them either in the Vision newspaper or on
his web site at www.valleyeasttoday.ca.
With all this coverage, many more people should be aware of this
illness called dystonia. With the help of all these wonderful people
our walk was a great success.
Masciangelo Motors Brings
In Greater Number of On-Site Vehicles With Expansion of Lot Space
Motors has recently expanded the the amount of space it has on site for
vehicles and the result has been a huge increase in the number of cars and
trucks on the lot for customers to browse through.
Ron & Jeff continue to search out the auctions, both in person and
on-line to bring in the best deals possible. This means that many vehicles
are on and off the lot before you know it, so many people in the market
for pre-owned vehicles have developed the habit of dropping in for a look
on a regular basis.
You can still discuss the type of car or truck you would like to
purchase and have Ron & Jeff search out the continent for exactly what
you are looking for. The "Pick of the Month" section on their
web site also gives you an excellent overview of the kinds of vehicles you
can find on the lot.
If you want a
close up look at the latest on the lot, just drop in and see Ron, Jeff, Tim or Jennifer. Better
yet, go the link below and take a tour right from your computer.
Community Groups & Organizations;
Churches; Schools - Are All Are Invited To Use Mall Facilities Free Of
Charge To Raise Money and Promote Their Activities
The Marymount Academy Travelling Group is just
one of the many groups and organizations that
take advantage of an open invitation by the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre
to use its facilities to promote their activities and raise money through
fund raisers such as car washes, penny tables, raffle sales and bake
tables. There is absolutely no charge for the use of the facilities and
the mall even provides tables, chairs and other material to help the
groups. The owners of the mall, Val and Violet Mazzuca, have been strong
supporters of Valley East and Capreol and will bend over backwards to help
out in any way they can. If you or your group would like more information
about using the mall, simply contact the Director of Marketing
& Public Relations, Robert Kirwan at 524-7006.
The Valley East Ringette Association invites everyone to a
Corn Roast at Neil's Independent Grocer in Hanmer on August
19, 2006. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There
will be community vendors, fun and games; music; street
ringette; hay and pony rides; a car wash; BBQ, and more.
For information about the event, contact Terry at 969-5336
Roger's Tower Update
A good source has told Valley East Today that the Roger's Cell
Tower should be operational by the end of the summer.
Apparently the company has been having difficulties with the
contractor and this has put the project behind schedule.
The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes wants to prepare an
historical document for centennial year. We are inviting
anyone with pictures and stories to tell to contact Josée
Lapalme at 675-1151 ext. 5100.
For The Grotto...
Come one and all! A fundraiser is being held by the
youth group at The Grotto of Lourdes Shrine.
Friday, August 11th, there will be a moonlight bowl at at Plaza Bowl in Sudbury. Tickets are 10$ a person
and prizes will be given throughout the evening. The
youth are also challenging the adults to come out in great
numbers. For more information or to purchase tickets,
please call Christiane at 673-3961. It is sure to be a
Valley East Youth Centre
Open Friday Evenings
From 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Across from the
Centennial Arena in Hanmer
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