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Val Therese Man Wins
"Ticket To Ride" Contest And Takes Home $29,000
Don Dicks, shown second from the right in the above photo, had
no interest in ever taking up motorcycle riding at his age,
but right after he retired from a 35 1/2 year career with INCO,
he felt lucky. So, when he saw the Harley-Davidson in front of
the Hanmer Home Hardware store at the Hanmer Valley Shopping
Centre, he decided that he would purchase a $20 ticket to help
out the Walden Kinsmen Club in their fund-raising venture.
Imagine his surprise when he received a call on June 17, 2006
informing him that he was the new owner of a brand new 2006
Harley-Davidson FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic bike worth
Others in the photo include, from the left: Eric Kanerva from
The Shop; Les Mayer from the Walden Kinsmen; Don Dicks; and
Harry Sheppard from the Walden Kinsmen.
Hanmer Home Hardware has consistently been one of the most
popular spots for ticket sales for the Walden Kinsmen for the
past couple of years. Mike Lemieux, owner of the store was
pleased to see a local winner this year.
Dicks, who now lives in Val Therese, started working on August
28, 1970 at the Copper Refinery. He recalls that it was right
around the time of the famous "tornado" that hit the
Lively and Copper Cliff area. On April 1 he began a well
deserved retirement. "I only bought one ticket and never
imagined winning. I've never won anything in my life, so this
kind of thing just doesn't happen to me."
Don is looking forward to riding horses more than motorcycles,
so he is putting the bike up for sale in order to raise some
money that can be used to purchase land outside Sudbury to
raise his horses. He is asking $25,000 for the bike which is
now being stored at the Shop in Walden. If you are interested
in purchasing the bike, call Don at 969-6255.
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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. CLICK
HERE FOR THE STANDINGS AS OF JUNE 25, 2006
MIXED SLO-PITCH TOURNAMENT JULY 14
The Valley East Mixed Slo-Pitch Association is hosting an SPN Molson
Qualifying Mixed Tournament the weekend of July 14 to 16 at the
Centennial Arena Complex. The entry fee is $300 plus your SPN
registration of $55 if your team is not already registered with the
provincial association. You will play 3 to 5 games during the
weekend. If you are interested in registering for this event,
contact one of the following:
The Valley East Mixed Slo-Pitch League plays at the
Centennial Arena Complex every Sunday afternoon beginning at 4:30
p.m. There are sixteen teams playing at both the recreation and
competitive levels. Residents are invited to come out any Sunday and
watch the action. New players are always welcome. If you want
information about the league, contact the League President, Keith
McLeod at 969-5063.
350 Couples Celebrate Over 15,000
Years of Marriage In North Bay
four people in the photo on the right grew up in Capreol and all attended
elementary and secondary school in that town. After that they all went their
separate ways and didn't meet again until they were drawn to a very special
celebration which was held at the North Bay Memorial Gardens on May 6,
They were among the 350 couples who had gathered to
celebrate 50 or more years of marriage. It was one of the largest gatherings
of people to honour the sacrament of marriage every held in Canada. There
were people from all religious denominations and from all locations.
The happy people in the photo were, from the left: Terrance
O'Connor and his wife Delores (nee Lamont), and Stan Martin & his wife,
Verna (nee Sawyer).
Terrance and Delores were married in 1952. They lived in
Oshawa for 44 years and then have lived in North Bay for the past 10 years
where Terrance is a Deacon at St. Rita's Parish. Terrance has just
celebrated 30 years as a Deacon on June 5. They have ten (10) children, all
married, 22 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.
Stan and Verna have been married 51 years and are currently
residing in Capreol. They have 5 children, all married, and 13
A total of eight (8) couples from Capreol travelled to North
Bay to attend the event, along with several others from Valley East and
area. According to Verna, "Everyone who attended agreed it was very
worthwhile and perhaps many more will attend if another event takes place
next year. It was very emotional, especially when we all renewed our wedding
vows in unison. It was a special event that we will always remember."
Bob Rittenhouse, the pastor of the First Baptist Church
spoke about the importance of marriage and what the lifelong commitment
"Nothing is easier than saying words, like I love you.
The hard thing is asking yourself do you meant them?"
Bob Eubanks, host of the popular game show, the Newlywed
Game, provided many moments of humour during his presentation.
Organizer Tom Salidas, who sold the truck and trailer he won
last year in the Big Brother's Dream Draw to help finance the event, is
hoping to attract over 500 couples next summer.
"If you have time to relax for a
while, make sure you visit the following web site. It is one of the
most amazing web sites you will ever come across." www.azildalions.ca
FLOORS Introduces Quality ‘Roll Ends’ At The Best Prices In The
Ron Pedneault, owner of Fantastic Floors, located in the ValleyBingoPlaza in Val Caron, and his Sales Manager, Andy
Szanto, are shown above examining a new shipment of “roll ends” that
have just arrived at the store.
Now that we have
entered the spring season and people have been opening up their cottages,
many of Ron’s customers have been asking him if he would search out
“roll ends” that could be used for seasonal dwellings.
“We’ve always made
it perfectly clear that Fantastic Floors was in business to provide what
our local customers need,” explained Ron. “So when we heard that there
was a need for roll ends, we decided to search out the suppliers.”
The biggest challenge
facing Ron and Andy was not in finding roll ends at low prices. There are
plenty of roll ends available from manufacturers at bargain basement
prices. However, the tremendous support Ron has experienced since opening
on October 1, 2005 has been a direct result of his commitment to quality
– not only in the level of service he provides to his customers, or in
his guarantee lowest prices, but also in the quality of his products. It
has been the mix of service, quality and prices that has quickly moved
FANTASTIC FLOORS to the head of the class when it comes to the flooring
“I am not interested in a one-time sale,” Ron emphasized. “I
want my customers to keep coming back to me for all of their flooring
needs, and I want them to tell their family and friends about us. That
means that when you come through our doors, you can be certain that you
will be given the kind of treatment that will make you happy you dropped
in. You will leave here knowing that your business is important to us and
that we will take good care of you.”
“So I did not just go out to find roll ends. I will only buy roll
ends of quality carpeting. And I will only buy those products if I can
keep my prices lower than any other flooring outlet in the entire City of Greater Sudbury,” stated Ron with pride. “I guarantee that
you won’t find anyone who can beat our prices on the roll ends I have in
stock. Furthermore, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the
quality of the carpeting you get from our roll ends.”
After spending over 30 years working in the flooring business on
everything from installing to sales and management, Ron has found that the
transition to owning and operating his own store has been extremely
“There are a lot of
stores in the area selling flooring products,” explained Ron. “You can
get hardwood, laminate, ceramic tiles, and carpeting from many other
places, so at FANTASTIC FLOORS we know that we have to go out of our way
to offer our customers that ‘something extra’ that they may not be
able to find elsewhere. It’s that ‘something extra’ that makes us
FANTASTIC FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from to ; open late until on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open until on Saturdays.
We also invite you to
visit our new web site which can be found at www.fantasticfloors.ca
to take a virtual look at FANTASTIC FLOORS.
Kin Club of
Valley East Will Once Again Be Selling Fireworks For Canada Day At
Manon and Scott Bolger stand
inside the steel container at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, looking
over some of the fireworks that will be on sale by the Kin Club of Valley East
in advance of the July 1 Canada Day.
The Club will be at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre parking lot on
Wednesday, June 28, Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30.
Funds generated are then distributed by the Kin Club to
local Food Banks and several other organizations in need of financial
support. The Kin Club operates out of the playground building in BlezardValley where it is open Monday to Wednesday from to during the summer months to provide
refreshments to the minor baseball players. The club house is also open
whenever weekend tournaments are held at the fields.
Bob and Mary-Lou Bolger,
have been involved in a variety of leadership positions with the local
group for over 20 years. “Serving the community’s greatest needs”
has been the motto for the Kin Club of Valley East, which has been quietly
working to improve the quality of life for so many residents for so many
If you are looking at
purchasing fireworks for the July 1 holiday, give some thought to
supporting the Kin Club of Valley East. The fireworks are less expensive
than you will find most other places and all of the profits go directly
back into the community.
Motors Changing Appearance of Lot To Provide More Space To Display
Ron Masciangelo will not be surprised to discover who the driver is
in this loader.
When Ron is not selling cars, finding cars or driving around in one of
his own classic cars, he can often be found enjoying time behind the wheel
of one of his "big toys" to which it is often referred.
Here, Ron is leveling out some 60 loads of crushed gravel to expand and
improve the looks of the Falconbridge location of Masciangelo Motors. The
landscaping will allow him to bring in and showcase far more vehicles and
will also add to the appearance of the lot which can be viewed by
thousands of people each day as they drive past. When
completed and everything is dried up properly, Masciangelo Motors will
indeed offer customers the ultimate experience when it comes to finding a
quality pre-owned vehicle that is just right for them.
Ron Masciangelo is a familiar name in the car
business around Greater Sudbury. This has been his career since 1974, and
it has been his son, Jeff’s, since he was
“old enough to wash cars”.
Masciangelo Motors was created in 1993 and since then this family run
business has developed a solid reputation for selling quality pre-owned
vehicles at an affordable price. The number of return customers is proof
positive that people are satisfied with the products they purchase from
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.
Valley East Youth Centre
Re-Opens Friday, July 7, 2006 at 6 p.m.
All Teens Invited For Brainstorming Session
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
Rosary & Christian Concert A Bilingual Rosary and a Christian music concert organized by
the Emmaüs Disciples from the Emmaüs Centre, will be held on
Tuesday, June 27, 2007 at the
271 Van Horne Street. Everyone is welcome! The event
begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information: Sister Claudette
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