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Martin - A Renaissance Lady From Valley East Who Has
Become The Public Face of Science North Enterprises
Science North is developing a tremendous reputation throughout
the world, and although she would humbly direct most of the accolades to her
colleagues, a young 33 year old lady from Valley East deserves
a lot of the credit for the development of this image. For
those who have been fortunate enough to meet her, the photo of
Andrea Martin, sitting amid a field of flowers is a perfect setting
for this wonderful human being who is in touch with life in
all of its forms.
"Andrea has a beautiful personality. It is easy for
people to become enamoured with her and therefore they just
simply like to deal with her on all levels," stated her brother
Chuck Martin, 31, who is about to receive his Doctorate from
the Department of Political Studies at Queen's University.
"She has very diverse, eclectic interests which tend to
be quite classical. She loves gardening, music, art and
anything that is creative and out of the ordinary. Andrea is
very much a Renaissance Character. It is this special quality
about her that has enabled her to extend her creativity to all
of the projects she has ever been involved in, especially with
Officially, Andrea is the Production Co-ordinator and
Associate Producer of Science North Enterprises, the corporate
exporting arm of Science North. It is because of the efforts
of Science North Enterprises that many large multi-national
companies and public facilities around the world now have on
display special science exhibits and productions. The
technology of Science North has been exported around the
world, and it is Andrea who is largely responsible for making these
projects work. She has been involved in the directing, hiring
of talent, and creative design of a number of internationally
recognized productions such as 'The Climate Change Show',
'Wings Over The North', and is currently working on a project
called the 'History of the Concorde', which will be a
permanent display and laser show about he Concorde airplane.
She has been all over Canada and the United States as well as
to Glascow Scotland, all the while "exporting"
Science North technology to the rest of the world.
A professional colleague of Andrea's, Matthew Kaplowitz, of
Bridge Multimedia in New York City, recently contacted Valley
East Today to tell us how impressed he was with this young
lady from Valley East. "I find that Andrea Martin has an
amazing range of talents and accomplishments. As a project
leader at Science North, she's completely immersed in
everything from 3D film productions to coordinating six
projects at the same time. When I found out that she had just
earned her 3rd Post-Secondary Degree in Horticulture from the
University of Guelph and is now working on becoming a
"Master Gardener" with the Sudbury Horticulture
Society, it just blew me away."
It was Matthew Kaplowitz, from his office in New York City,
who was instrumental in helping us arrange to develop this
feature on one of Valley East's finest citizens. We thank
Matthew for bringing Andrea's accomplishments to our
Andrea began her post-secondary studies at Laurentian
University in the Geography department. After a year she
decided to go to Cambrian where she earned a double
diploma in Journalism and Public Relations. That landed her a
job in 1994 in the marketing department at Science North. She
then was eventually able to secure an internal transfer to Science North
Enterprises and has never looked back.
"It's not surprising to see that Andrea has such an
interest in the environment," Chuck explained when asked
about her desire to become a Master Gardener. "Our
grandfather, Jack Gauthier was involved in the original
re-greening of Sudbury and we've been raised by our parents,
Marcel and Catherine, on a large plot of land in the country
along Gravel Drive in Hanmer. This "rural
fascination" has always been a part of our lives so you
could say that where we grew up had a hand in shaping us.
We've always had an appreciation for nature and are cognizant
of the impact we have on our environment."
related an interesting story about how Andrea ended up with
her canine companion, 'Quinte', a 2 year old Vizla.
"Andrea wanted to get a dog and she originally thought
about getting a pure bred. Then she saw a picture of this
"rescued dog" and couldn't resist. The dog came from
the Quinte region, so she named him "Quinte". She's
like that in many ways. Here was a dog that was desperately in
need of human love and compassion. A dog that may have been
abandoned for any number of reasons. A dog that needed a
person like Andrea."
There is no doubt that Andrea will continue to pursue her
creative career with Science North Enterprises, impressing
everyone she meets in her travels around the world. There is
also no doubt that she will be successful in completing the
hundreds of volunteer hours and written exams in pursuing her
goal of becoming a "Master Gardener". She apparently
even hopes one day to run a marathon, and told Matthew that
one day she may even decide to take up drum lessons. And so
the life of this "Renaissance Lady" continues to
unfold, taking unpredictable directions that surprise no one
who has had the pleasure of knowing her.
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July 26 2006, 6:30 p.m. you are all invited to come and
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Into A New Home or Apartment In Valley East or Capreol? Don't Forget
To Pick Up Your "Welcome Home Gift Basket"
it comes to people who are new to the community, there are two business
owners who tend to meet them all. Of course we are referring to Mike
Lemieux, who along with his brother, Mag Lemieux, own Hanmer Home
Hardware, and Ken Desjardins, owner of Desjardins' Food Basics.
"Everyone moving in to a new home or apartment has a
need for cleaning and repair supplies as well as start-up groceries,"
explained Mike Lemieux. "So Ken and I decided that we would put
together a basket of 'goodies' to give as a gift to all newcomers to
Valley East as our way of saying 'Thank You for choosing our town' and to
give them a hand with settling in."
Ken Desjardins owns and operates one of the busiest
grocery stores in the entire City of Greater Sudbury, so he has definitely
noticed the impact of new home owners in the community. "When it
comes to stocking up the shelves after moving into a new home, we know it
is expensive. We also know that those first few days are days when you are
constantly discovering additional items for your shopping list. The Hanmer
Valley Shopping Centre is a great place to come to pick up just about
everything you need to make your move complete, so we wanted to say thank
you for your support."
Anyone who has moved into a new home; purchased an older
home; or moved into an apartment in the Towns of Valley East or Capreol
since July 1, 2006, is encouraged to drop in to see Mike Lemieux at Hanmer
Home Hardware in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre. He will answer any
questions you may have about the community and make sure you receive your
gift basket. Several other mall merchants will be adding to the gift
basket with items of their own, including Dixie Lee Restaurant which will
be providing you with a $25 gift certificate so that you can eat out after
your move in.
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.
GROTTO OF LOURDES SPECIAL EVENT
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2006
FREE OPEN AIR CONCERT FEATURING RESOLUTE
ALONG WITH OTHER YOUNG PERFORMERS
EVERYONE WELCOME! BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!
CALL CHRISTIANE AT 673-3961 FOR MORE INFORMATION
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
The Spirit Alive Contest Is Being Well-Received By Local
The "Keep The Spirit Alive
Contest" was only introduced to the community a week ago,
but already it is picking up momentum as residents not only
like the idea of winning valuable prizes, but they also are
thrilled about the fact that they can do their small part to
help improve the overall community spirit in Valley East and
community-minded local businessmen have teamed up to begin a “Keep The
Spirit Alive Campaign” and they are inviting all residents to help them
spread the message that
is a great place in which to live!
left to right in the photo: Mike Lemieux, owner of Hanmer Home Hardware,
Robert Kirwan, Publisher of the Valley East Today Community Web Site, and
Ken Desjardins of Desjardins’ Food Basics announced the launch of the
campaign during a press conference which was held at the Hanmer Valley
Shopping Centre last week.
explaining the purpose of the initiative, Kirwan explained, “We want to
let everyone know that
is a town where you can still find that “old style community spirit”
mixed with a modern lifestyle that fits right in with the 21st
Century. There are a lot of good things happening in
and it is about time that the rest of the people in the City of
knew about it. Furthermore, it is also time to let the rest of the
province know that if anyone is looking for a place to live and raise a
family, or a place to retire within the City of
, they need look no further than
In order to help get
this message out to the rest of the “world” the people of
are being asked to take part in a massive communication strategy using the
power of the internet.
Everyone participating in this campaign
will have a chance to win a “Grand Prize” consisting of 100 Lotto 649
tickets for the New Year’s Eve Draw on
December 31, 2006
. What a way to celebrate the New Year by winning the big prize with one
of those tickets!
up will receive other valuable prizes, including “two” mountain bikes
donated by Hanmer Home Hardware, $300 in groceries from Desjardins’ Food
Basics, More prizes from other local merchants which will be
announced in the coming weeks, including a $150 gift certificate on any
flooring purchase from Fantastic Floors in Val Caron.
order to qualify for these prizes, all you have to do is register to
receive the Valley East Today Weekly Online News Magazine. Every month
from July until the end of December, ten names will be drawn at random
from all of the people registered to receive the publication. Those ten
people will qualify for our final draw which will be held on Christmas
Eve. The winners will be announced in the December 26 issue of Valley East
you register, the Valley East Today Online Weekly News Magazine, which is
currently being received by over 2000 people, will be sent directly to
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only will you qualify to win the 100 Lotto 649 tickets or other runner up
prizes, but more importantly, you can help us “Keep
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The names of the above people who are
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ten monthly finalists. On December 24, 2006, one person will win 100
Lotto 649 tickets, while runners up will win other valuable prizes.
Make sure your friends all enter the contest and help us "Keep
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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 email@example.com
can find out more by going to the following link:
Are You Available
For Work In Valley East or Capreol? Looking For Full- or Part-Time
Employees? Check Out The Valley East Today Employment Section
It is quite likely that one of the most
difficult things you will ever have to do in your life is find employment.
And if you are a business owner or manager, one of the most challenging
aspects of your life will be finding good, dependable employees.
East Today is pleased to provide a special section on the community web
site which may help both people looking for work, and people looking for
employees. Our employment section has been created so that businesses can
post job vacancies, but more importantly, it has a special section for
people to post "themselves". In other words, if you are looking
for full- or part-time work, you can post the information online for the
benefit of employees who may be seeking help.
We are providing this FREE service to our readers because we are well
aware of the fact that over 80% of all job vacancies are never posted!
Therefore, it is a very difficult task for someone who is interested in
working to find the vacancies. By creating a "pool of talent"
available in the Valley, we are encouraging employers to check out our
list first if they are in need of workers.
For example, our latest posting is from a mature, reliable woman
named Louise who lives in Hanmer. She has a Grade 12 education and has had
experience in the grocery store and retail sector. Her goal is to find
part-time employment, preferably in the Valley doing grocery store or
other retail duties; light house or office cleaning, or house- or
pet-sitting. While she would rather work in the Valley, she is willing to
travel to Sudbury if necessary. Louise is also available to work pretty
much any day and evening of the week. If you are interested in talking to
Louise about possible employment you can contact her by email.
If you follow the link below, it will take you to the main Employment
Site where you can find out more about this service. Once postings are put
on the site, whether from an employer or a resident, we will leave it on
the site until we are advised to take it off. The publisher of Valley East
Today wishes everyone looking for employment the best of luck in finding
the type of job that they are looking for.
Check out the section by going to the following link: Employment
Applications Now Being Taken For
CANADIAN TIRE VALLEY EAST
Residents of Valley East and Capreol are advised
that applications are now being accepted for positions at the new
Canadian Tire Valley East store. Currently the company needs people
for set-up and merchandising. Staff and supervisory positions are
also available in all retail departments, logistics, cash and the
service centre. Auto technicians and installers are also required.
Organized by LA PORTE
DES EAUX/THE WATER GATE
McFARLANE LAKE BASEBALL FIELD
PIONEER ROAD, SUDBURY
FIRST PLACE - $600.00
SECOND PLACE -$400.00
THIRD PLACE - $300.00
REGISTRATION FEE -
$300.00 per team due July 25th, 2006
Sunday night banquet included for all team members
ONLY FIRST 8 TEAMS ACCEPTED
Contact Lina Madore by
email link below
Pick of the Month
Feature of Masciangelo Motors Web Site Offers A Great
Cross-Section of Vehicles Available From Dealer
Motors has been running a special "Pick of the Month" feature on
their web site for the past five months, and it is turning into quite a
display of vehicles. If anyone wants to see a good cross section of the
variety of vehicles that area available on the lot at Masciangelo Motors,
which is now located on Falconbridge Hwy just across from Madison Avenue,
just take a look at the web site. For example, Ron Masciangelo's Pick of
the Month for July is this beautiful 1969 Chevelle SS 396 hp. It has a
4-speed transmission and is a Canadian car that has been in storage since
1980. All documentation is available for the vehicle to authenticate its
history and features. The original asking price was $49,000, but for the
month of July, Ron is giving it away for only $39,000. There are numerous
automobiles and trucks posted on line for your viewing. If you want a
close up look, just drop in and see Ron, Jeff, Tim or Jennifer. Better
yet, go the link below and take a tour right from your computer.
Community Groups & Organizations;
Churches; Schools - Are All Are Invited To Use Mall Facilities Free Of
Charge To Raise Money and Promote Their Activities
The Marymount Academy Travelling Group is just
one of the many groups and organizations that
take advantage of an open invitation by the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre
to use its facilities to promote their activities and raise money through
fund raisers such as car washes, penny tables, raffle sales and bake
tables. There is absolutely no charge for the use of the facilities and
the mall even provides tables, chairs and other material to help the
groups. The owners of the mall, Val and Violet Mazzuca, have been strong
supporters of Valley East and Capreol and will bend over backwards to help
out in any way they can. If you or your group would like more information
about using the mall, simply contact the Director of Marketing
& Public Relations, Robert Kirwan at 524-7006.
Roger's Tower Update
A good source has told Valley East Today that the Roger's Cell
Tower should be operational by the end of the summer.
Apparently the company has been having difficulties with the
contractor and this has put the project behind schedule.
The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes wants to prepare an
historical document for centennial year. We are inviting
anyone with pictures and stories to tell to contact Josée
Lapalme at 675-1151 ext. 5100.
For The Grotto...
Come one and all! A fundraiser is being held by the
youth group at The Grotto of Lourdes Shrine.
Friday, August 11th, there will be a moonlight bowl at at Plaza Bowl in Sudbury. Tickets are 10$ 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
Seals Kids Golf... The Michelle Tonner Ladies Golf Tournament
in support of Easter Seals Kids will be held at the Clearview
Golf Course on Thursday, July 20. Registration is from 11:00
a.m. to 12 noon. The tournament is a four ball scramble.
Several interesting event sponsors have been arranged. There
will be wine and chocolate tasting on some holes as well as
mini-manicures on another. Each participant will be eligible
to enter the draw for the door prize which is a golf getaway
to Stonegate Inn in Orillia. There are two hole-in-one
contests sponsored by Richard Tasse and Sears Travel. If you
are interested in the tournament, contact Nicky at 566-8828
Local Residents Upset That
Playground Equipment Taken From Elmview Playground Has Not Been
An article carried in Valley East
Today on July 4, 2006 pointed out that equipment had been taken away
from the Valley Acres Playground at the end of May and has not yet been
replaced. The following letter was received from one of our readers.
My family; Husband and Son, live in the vicinity of
Elmview Playground. We absolutely love this playground
because it does bring a lot of people together. Mothers and
Fathers from all over the Valley will drive their children over to
Elmview because they really like it. My husband and I belong to
the Elmview Playground Association - trying to make it better and to
maintain the Ice in the winter time. My concern is this - Every year
the City takes away a piece of playground equipment. So far -
3 (three) play structures have been removed and NOT replaced with
something else. It's beginning to get a little bare.
picture on Valley East Today website shows one of the Slides that
was taken away. Rumour has it that the City wants to get rid of this
I am very concerned - the children love it there and so do we.
Is there something we can do????
The photo at the
left shows the missing equipment that was taken from Elmview Playground.
It is obvious that this is not a small piece of equipment and would
certainly have provided many hours of enjoyment for neighbourhood
children. We can see a piece of plywood seemingly blocking the entrance to
the interior of the structure, so it is assumed that there was some
malfunction or damage. Nevertheless, the city should have either repaired
or replaced the equipment. There is no excuse for simply taking it away.
The remaining equipment is full of rust spots and desperately in need of
painting. Elmview is one of our best playgrounds. The publisher of Valley
East Today shares the concerns of our writer and will see what can be done
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