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Valley Shopping Centre Comes Out As One Of Most
Courteous Areas Of The City In Sudbury Star Research
Two reporters from the Sudbury Star set out on a special project
to find out where we would rank against other major cities of
the world in the area of courtesy and politeness. Their
motivation was a study released by the Readers' Digest in
July which compared 36 cities around the globe. Toronto
came third behind New York City and Zurich, Switzerland.
The Star Reporters used the same scoring criteria that was
used by Readers' Digest. They went into five of the busiest
locations around the City of Greater Sudbury, including:
Downtown Sudbury; the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre; the New
Sudbury Centre; Place Bonaventure Mall in Chelmsford; and the
Rio Can's Power Centre. At each site the following situations
were enacted and the reporters observed the actions of nearby
1. They walked into the building behind people to see if they
would hold the door open for them.
2. The bought small items from different stores and recorded
whether the sales assistants said thank you.
3. They dropped a folder full of papers in different
locations to see if anyone would help pick them up.
At each location, each of the above was performed four times.
Each act of politeness was given a score of 1 with a 0 recorded
if there was no act of courtesy shown. A perfect score was 12.
Downtown Sudbury came out in first place with a score of 11
out of 12. The Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre was a close
Overall, the City of Greater Sudbury came in with a combined
rate of 75% which would have placed us ahead of Toronto in 3rd
place when ranked with the 36 other cities in the world.
Chad Salemink of
Desjardins' Food Basics Is One Of The Reasons Why People
Are Impressed With Politeness Level Of The People of
Chad Salemink, 24, is an employee of Desjardins' Food Basics.
Chad's job is to collect and return shopping carts from the
large parking lot outside and bring them back into the store for
use by the close to 20,000 customers who come through the doors
of the popular grocery store every week.
In his role, Chad comes into contact with hundreds of
visitors to the mall every shift. If you follow Chad around you
will see that he never hesitates to hold open doors, say excuse
me, or demonstrate courtesy to people of all ages. In addition,
Chad is quick to acknowledge others with a smile and a wave.
Doing these "little things" comes naturally for Chad,
as it does with so many of the store clerks and merchants of the
mall. And in the hectic world in which we now live, it is
definitely the little things that count.
Chad was recently featured in a special article in The
Sudbury Star on July 10, 2006 for his success in the Building
Bridges Program which is offered by Cambrian College to help
students with developmental disabilities learn to find their way
on their own.
When he was young, doctors told his mother Colette that his
developmental disabilities would prevent him from ever learning
to read, write or ride a bike. Chad's determination proved the
doctors wrong and he can now read at the Grade 5 level in
French, the Grade 6 level in English and can definitely ride a
bike. He also used the internet and communicates via email just
like the rest of us.
After high school, Chad qualified for the Bridges Program at
Cambrian and with a lot of hard work and continued determination
finished with a 4.0 grade point average. The one-year program
brought out a sense of confidence and independence in Chad that
is shown in everything he does.
"I really want to thank Ken and Sandra Desjardins' for
giving me a chance to work at their store," Chad stated.
"I love what I do and enjoy meeting so many nice shoppers.
They have been really good to me and everyone is so nice around
Well, Chad, on behalf of everyone in the community of Valley
East, thank you for being one of the reasons why we are now
known as one of the most courtesy areas of the region.
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July 26 2006, 6:30 p.m. you are all invited to come and
celebrate the Feast of Ste Anne, Patron of first
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2006 Mini-Masters Takes Place on August 12.
Registrations Now Being Taken at
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 Ladies' Slo-Pitch
League Features Skill & Fun For The Girls of Summer
Valley East Ladies' Slo-Pitch League features a total of ten
(10) teams for the 2006 season, thanks in large part to the
efforts of the young ladies on the Executive who are committed
to seeing the League continue and thrive into the future.
Three of the
Executive members met at the beginning of June with Robert Kirwan, Publisher
of Valley East Today to discuss plans for marketing and
promotion of the league. Shown with Robert are, from the left,
Robin Trottier, Secretary; Mandy Hnatiuk, President, and
Natalie Raymond-Marois, Vice-President. Two other executive
members were unable to attend the meeting. They are Nicki
Trottier, Treasurer, and Paula Martel-Lavallee, Statistician.
A year ago the Valley East Ladies' Slo-Pitch League was facing a serious enrolment problem. With
only six teams registered just prior to the start of the
season, the women who enjoyed playing this sport were worried.
The season began with seven teams, but it was obvious that
changes had to be made.
One of the biggest changes was the
decision to allow teams and players from other municipalities
to join the league, and it appears as if that made all the
difference in the world. Two teams have joined with
players who live in Rayside Balfour or Sudbury. Another
positive change was the decision to allow girls who are 16
years of age and over. There are only a few younger players in
the league, but at least they now have a place where they can
enjoy this sport while in their late teens.
As a result, there are over 200 women of all
ages playing slo-pitch two nights a week during the 15 week
season. They play at Centennial Ball Park every Monday and
Wednesday evening, with games at 6:30, 8:00, and 9:30 p.m.
Valley East Today is pleased to introduce the First Annual
Valley East Ladies' Slo-Pitch Photo Album with this issue.
Below is one of the teams, sponsored by Rocky's and Beautiful
Balance. We will be posting the rest of the team pictures as
they are provided to us by long-time Slo-Pitch member, Monique
ROCKY'S & BEAUTIFUL BALANCE
To View Some of the other teams
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
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:
Buying A New House This Year? Check Out Your Options At FANTASTIC FLOORS
Before You Move In
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.
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
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
Teens Invited To Work With
Valley East Youth Centre To Make This Something That The Entire
Community Can Be Proud Of
The Valley East Youth
Centre, located beside the Centennial Arena in Hanmer, is open every
Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
shown on the right, has been working with the Valley
East Youth Centre for over 23 years. While this is likely one of the most
challenging times she has seen in the history of the Centre, she is still
optimistic that the organization will see better times, "We are down
to only one night a week right now, but if we can get some energetic and
ambitious teenagers involved, we may be able to raise the funds necessary
to begin opening more often and get back to the interest level that we
once had at the Valley East Youth Centre."
One of her main goals
over the next couple of months is to speak to as many of the youth as
possible to determine what they would like to see from the Youth Centre,
"Just about all of the teenage boys and girls I talk to wants to keep
the Youth Centre open. So, I want to find out what it will take to have
them participate in our activities and to bring their friends over."
ball is now in the hands of the young people of the community. If teenage
boys and girls want to see the Valley East Youth Centre continue to exist,
it will be up to them to show their support and get involved in
activities. If you would like to contact Susan Johnston for more
information, call her at 969-5188.
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