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community-minded local businessmen have teamed up to begin a “Keep The
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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
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campaign during a press conference which was held at the Hanmer Valley
explaining the purpose of the initiative, Kirwan explained, “We want to
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is a town where you can still find that “old style community spirit”
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Confederation Secondary School
Chargers Looking For Plenty of Fan Support When They Open Their
Season At Home On Friday
The Confederation Secondary School Chargers play their first home game of
the season on Friday, September 15, 2006 at 1:30 in the afternoon at
Confederation. Their opponent will be the Secondary School North Stars. It
is a special school spirit game where students will be allowed to take
time off class to come out and cheer on their team. The general public is
also invited to come out and watch high school football being played on
"the best football field in the district" according to Head
Coach, Brandon Dougan. This year Confederation has four home games during
the regular season. When he is not on the field, Brandon Dougan teaches Special
Education at Confederation.
Dougan has played for the Sudbury Spartans for the past ten years and
is recognized as one of the most effective offensive players in the
league. In fact he was named to the NFC All-Star squad thanks to his 2006
season which saw him catch 22 passes for 440 yards, placing him second
overall in the league. He scored four touchdowns.
Dougan played in the NFC All-Star Game at Queen's
Athletic Field on Saturday, September 9, 2006.
He is definitely looking forward to leading the Chargers to another
great season in hopes of coming out as City Champs.
Confederation is beginning its 5th year in the 8-team league, and to
its credit, already holds one City Championship which was captured during
its 2nd year of operation. The players were in training during the week
prior to school opening, going through twice-a-day workouts to get back
into shape for the North-South exhibition game played on Friday night,
September 8, at Queen's Athletic Field in Sudbury.
The six-game schedule doesn't leave much time to play yourself into shape,
so each game must be considered a must-win for the club. "Everybody
who comes out to practice will make the team," explained Dougan, who
plays as a receiver with the Sudbury Spartans during the summer. "The
coaching staff is prepared to work with each of the boys to develop their
playing skills and help them enjoy the game. We all have a background in
football and truly believe in the benefits of being part of a football
Dougan also coaches in the Joe MacDonald Football League
and is committed to putting something back into the game he
loved as a young kid. "I remember playing for the Paris
Street Blues in high school under Sid Forester. He helped me
go on to a University career with the St. Mary's Huskies. I
love the game and I saw what it did to help me accomplish my
goals. Now as a teacher, I can look forward to working with
young people all my life."
The players would love to
see as many people from the community at the field to cheer them on as
well. Football is not something that we get much of a chance to see in
Valley East, but it would be extremely nice if we gave our boys the kind
of boost that they get in small towns in the United States.
The complete schedule for the 2006 season for Confederation is as
Friday, September 15
1:30 p.m. at Confederation against Sudbury Secondary
Friday, September 22
7:00 p.m. at Queen's Athletic Field against Lasalle
Friday, September 29
7:00 p.m. at Queen's Athletic Field against St.
Wednesday, October 4
3:30 p.m. at Confederation against Loellen
Friday, October 13
3:30 p.m. at Confederation against Notre Dame
Wednesday, October 18
3:30 p.m. at Confederation against Lockerby
October 25 to 28
The teams will be divided into two divisions for the
playoffs with the top four in one division and the bottom four in
another. Semi-Finals will be played between October 25 and 28 with
the winners advancing to the finals of their respective divisions.
Friday, November 3
The two final games will be played at Queen's Athletic
Field with the bottom four division meeting at 4:00 p.m. and the
City Championship Game at 7:00 p.m.
The first round of the playoffs is history. Now the four
divisions enter their championship finals with the first
games to be played on Tuesday, September 12.
Our playoff information is being provided by
Brian Beaupre who has been providing us with up to date
standings all during the season.
Check out the standings by clicking on the link
below to open up a WORD document which will
contain the latest standings, courtesy of Brian Beaupre.
Brian's efforts in providing us with this important service and will
keep you up to date with the latest playoff scores. It
should be an exciting race in all of the four playoff
divisions as the teams this year are extremely competitive
within their own groups.
Bobby Brunet, 1st Base with Auto Tech, gives
the ball a good ride during playoff action on September 1.
Auto Tech is playing King Sportswear in one of the best of
three "C" Division semi-final series. You can catch all of the playoff action at the Centennial
Ball Fields every Tuesday and Thursday night as the playoffs
continue to the middle of September. Spectators are always
welcome to the playoffs where you will spend a couple of
hours of friendly conversation with your neighbours and
you want to see action ‘so hot it will peel the pavement’ then
don’t miss the 7th annual“Power
Play for Easter Seals Kids” at Don Cherry’s this weekend !
Saturday, September 16th, from
Don Cherry’s parking lotwill
be transformed into a street-hockey stadium.Team’s from the Sudbury
community will leave the workplace to face off against their rivals in
this 4-on-4, street-hockey tournament in support of children, youth
and young adults with physical disabilities.And the wackiest part – they’re playing in their work
attire or team themed costume!
and players will enjoy a day of hockey fun, great food and
The Easter Seal Society, Ontario is dedicated to
helping children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities
achieve their full individual potential and future independence.Easter Seals funds disability solutions through financial
assistance, summer camp, the Recreational Choices funding program,
research, advocacy, and public and consumer education.
Blood Donor Clinics
Held At Knights of Columbus Hall Every Month
Blais, Senior Clinic Coordinator, Donor Services for Canadian Blood Services
reminds all local residents that monthly clinics are held at the Knights of
Columbus Hall on Emily Street every month.
Clinic hours are between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on the
January 17, 2007
February 21, 2007
March 21, 2007
Seventeen year old Kelsey Patterson, shown above in the photo, a Grade 12
student at Confederation Secondary School in Val Caron, recently gave blood
for the very first time on her 17th birthday. She is shown above with Health
Worker, Shiela Gravelle, who gave Kelsey a birthday to remember.
Anniversary Is Cause For Celebration of An Excellent Year For Val
Caron's Fantastic Floors - Fall Renovation Projects Are The Order of
the Day - Begin Planning Now!
& Ron Pedneault will be approaching the first anniversary of the opening
of their new store in Val Caron on October 1. It has been a great year for
Fantastic Floors as they continue to establish their reputation for quality
products and good, sound advice. Whether the job is big or small, you can
always trust Ron to come up with excellent ideas to help you accomplish your
goals within your budget constraints. One piece of advice he gives people
during this time of year is that if you are thinking of doing some home
renovations before Christmas, now is the time to begin looking through
samples and preparing your plans. Don't wait until the last minute or you
will be scrambling around and you won't be happy with the end result. Ron
invites you to stop by his site in the Valley Bingo Plaza at any time to go
over your plans and establish your options. He always encourages people to
shop around and look for the best value because he knows that his prices
cannot be beat, and he is confident in his ability to provide you with that
bit of extra added value that means so much when you are renovating. Make
sure you visit their web site or call Ron today to get some more information
on the Fantastic Floor experience.
FLOORS, is open Monday to Wednesday, from to ; open late until on Thursdays and Fridays, and; open
until on Saturdays.
The Greater Sudbury Public Library is pleased to present Saturday Family
Saturday Family Story Time will be offered monthly, from 10:30 to
11:15 a.m. We invite children from 0 to 7 years of age accompanied by
an adult to the Main Public Library, 74 MacKenzie Street, Sudbury.
Family Story Time is designed to encourage children to become
life-long readers by promoting an appreciation of language, rhythm and
imagination. It includes storytelling, puppets, finger plays, songs,
rhymes and a craft.
Register for the following Saturday Family Story Times to avoid
September 30, 2006.
November 25, 2006
December 16, 2006
January 27, 2007
February 24, 2007
March 24, 2007
April 28, 2007
May 26, 2007
Please note, the different time on October 21, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
For more information and to register, call the Main Library at
673-1155 or contact Monique Roy at 673-1155 extension 270.
For more information, please contact:
Monique Roy - Children’s Librarian
Greater Sudbury Public Library, 673-1155, extension 270
Check Out The
Picks of the Month For September At Masciangelo Motors - Great
Deals Can Be Found Throughout The Entire Lot
of the most popular features of the Masciangelo
Motors web site has been the Pick of the Month section.
Each month, Ron, Jeff, Tim and Jen select one vehicle they have on the
lot that they feel is one of the best on the lot.
According to Jeff, "It seems as if a lot of people go to that part
of the web site because once we list a vehicle as a Pick of the Month, it is
usually sold before the end of that month."
If you would like to check out the picks for September, simply follow
this link: Pick
of the Month
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.
following is an article written by David Helwig that appeared in
SooToday.com on Saturday, September 2, 2006.
They buried Jewel
Martin yesterday, down in Port Findlay on Lake Huron's picturesque
North Channel. Jewel died this past Tuesday at Sault Area Hospital.
She was 78.
The past two years have been rough on the Martin family, known in
agricultural circles as one of Northern Ontario's most progressive
It's been just a little over two months since Jewel's husband Stan,
the family's hard-working patriarch, died suddenly at Matthews
Memorial Hospital in Richards Landing, St. Joseph Island, on June
Nineteen months before that, their daughter, Shiela Matheson, a
former Algoma school trustee, died of cancer.
Then came Jewel's death this week.
Three passings in less than two years - all hard blows for a
close-knit Tarbutt Township farm family.
But at Jewel's funeral yesterday at the Arthur Funeral Home and
Cremation Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, grief transfigured into raw
amazement when mourners were shown this astonishing trio of carrots,
shown here by special permission of the Martin family.
The carrots were found in Jewel's garden the day after she died.
The following, as related to SooToday.com by relatives and friends
Martin family, is the remarkable story of the Miracle of Stan
************************************************ Best friends for 72 years
Stan and Jewel had been married for 59 years, but they'd been best
friends for much longer than that.
Their relationship actually began at West Korah school just outside
the Sault, when Jewel was in Grade 1 and Stan in Grade 2.
It was the first day of classes, and Jewel was sitting under a tree,
crying because she didn't know where she was supposed to put her
lunch pail. Stan, exhibiting a compassion for which he would become
known throughout his adult life, came over to find out what was
He resolved Jewel's problem and the two remained close friends
through their school years, marrying in 1947. They moved to Tarbutt
to take up farming, a calling at which Stan excelled.
Introducing the upright silo
The Martins pioneered the use of upright silos in Northern Ontario
and Stan became a silo distributor, at the same time as he and Jewel
built a herd of dairy cows that at one point numbered 90 - quite
impressive for an Algoma operation.
Stan served on the Ontario Milk Marketing Board as a provincial
director and was also a director of the Algoma Co-op in Echo Bay.
"In addition to being a hard worker, he cared for people,"
recalls Mike Tulloch, the Thessalon lay preacher who presided at
both Stan's and Jewel's funerals.
"He could never stand to see someone treated poorly,"
Tulloch says. "He stood up for the less fortunate, whether they
were children or a wife who was being treated badly."
Stan Martin was also known for his sense of humour, which he deftly
employed to keep people in line and to defuse tense situations.
Jewel, the matriarch
As hard as Stan worked, Jewel worked even harder.
She laboured alongside Stan in the barn, milked the cows, loaded the
hay (one year, there were 32,000 bales) and then spent her evenings
tending to the myriad needs of five children.
"She was a very positive influence to people," Tulloch
says. "She accepted everybody for who they were, and they
thought the world of her because she was such a positive
Which brings us to Stan's ring.
He lost it about four years ago, and after he died, Jewel was often
heard commenting that she wished she still had it.
Mikayla and Shelley pull carrots
Then, the day after Jewel died, two of her grandchildren (Mikayla
and Shelley) were pulling carrots from the garden Jewel had planted
shortly after Stan died.
And there, encircling this cluster of three intertwined roots, was
their Grandpa's missing ring!
Glenn Martin, clerk-treasurer for the Township of Tarbutt &
Tarbutt Additional and a son to Stan and Jewel, brought the carrots
to the Arthur Funeral Home yesterday.
"If we needed a sign that Shiela, Dad and Mum are together,
this is a pretty good one!" Glenn says in a special card he's
been e-mailing to family and friends.
'This is certainly a sign'
"It's more than coincidence," says Tulloch, who held up
the inseparable carrots as he delivered the eulogy yesterday.
"I do believe in Divine Providence and this is certainly a
sign," he told SooToday.com. "It's certainly a sign of
comfort to the family."
Glenn Martin, meanwhile, is trying now to find the best way of
preserving Jewel Martin's Miracle Carrots.
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