Sunday Is An Attempt To Raise Awareness
of The Need For Higher Moral Values
& Paulette Carierre Capture 2008 Club Championship
Senior’s Display Encourages Older
Adults To Stay Active
Writing Enthusiasts Had Chance To Talk
To Self-Published Author
Transit Comes To The Valley
Lemieux Wins First Annual Valley East
Mixed Slo-Pitch League Having Another
University’s Radio Station Is Now
“Streaming” Across The World
Future of Golf Display Their Talents At
Annual Mini Masters Tournament
“Boys” Continue The Tradition During Annual Slo Pitch Tournament
MarymountAcademy Students Raise $900 For SPCA
Daryl Sittler Adds Colour And
Excitement to 2008 Valley East Sports
Hall of Fame Ceremonies
Officers of the Rural Unit and Traffic Unit explain the “Off Road
Sunday Is An Attempt To Raise Awareness of The Need For Higher Moral
Rev. Diana M. Wilde,
Parish Priest of the Church of St. Alban The Martyr, feels that the “Back To
Church Sunday” movement, sponsored by the Anglican Churches throughout
the world is an important step in raising awareness for a higher level of
morality in our society.
September 28, 2008 was declared “Back To Church Sunday”, but Rev.
Wilde is hoping that this will motivate more and more people to return to
churches of all kinds and denominations in hopes of becoming inspired to
live a better life and to treat others with respect and dignity.
“The concept started
in the United Kingdom,” explained Rev. Wilde.
“The hope was to show people who for whatever reason have stopped coming
to church that we are always ready and willing to accept them back with
Rev. Wilde and several
of her parishioners were in the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre early in
September talking to people about the special day and providing them with
more information about St. Alban’s Anglican Church which is located on Dennie Street in Capreol.
Sunday worship and ChurchSchool takes place at 10:30 a.m.
followed by fellowship in the church hall. If you have any questions for
Rev. Diana Wilde, please call her at 858-2550.
& Paulette Carierre Capture 2008 Club Championships
Thirty-six (36) holes were not enough for Ken Kauffeldt, on
the left, and Gates Piquette to decide the 2008 Men's Club Championship.
Ken entered the final day of the two-day event a full five strokes behind
Gates, having fired an 80 to Piquette's 75 during the Saturday round.
Kauffeldt didn't quit and played steady golf on Sunday, picking away at
Gates' lead, until the 17 hole which Kauffeldt parred and Piquette bogied.
The two men tied the final hole, forcing a sudden death playoff on the
the ladies' side, it was perennial winner Paulette Carrier dominating the
field right from the start. Paulette finished up with 87 on Saturday and
79 on Sunday for a two day total of 166.
Karen Croteau came in runner-up position with a two day total of 189.
The photo below shows Ken Kauffeldt putting in the winning stroke, a
bogie 5 on the 10th hole after Gates Piquette holed out with a
double-bogie six. The victory was Kauffeldt's second Club Championship. He
also won the title in 2005. His son, Jason, won the championship in 2006
before Peter Woitowich wrestled it from the Kauffeldt family in 2007.
Ken's win in 2008 brought the title home once again.
Both golfers finished up the two-day event with 30-hole scores of 154.
2008 CLUB CHAMPIONS
Senior’s Display Encourages Older Adults To Stay Active
Debbie Daoust, Parkside Seniors’ Information Line Coordinator,
was at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre recently increasing local
awareness about the important services available at the Parkside Older
Adult Centre Sudbury which is located at the YMCA building at
140 Durham Street
If you or someone you
know requires information on accessing senior services in Greater Sudbury,
you are encouraged to contact the Senior’s Information Line at 673-3636.
Services include housing, home and yard care, government services/pension
plans, respite care, fitness and exercise programs, home health care and
The Senior’s line is
open Monday to Friday from
and is supported by many senior service providers throughout the City of
Visitors to Debbie’s
booth also picked up descriptions about some of the programs offered
through Parkside. Membership is only $35 per year. With the membership you
get access to drop in activities, workshops and the use of the games room.
You also get reduced fees for programs at the Parkside OACS and discounted
fees for the YMCA. The centre is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from
; Wednesday from
and Friday from
The Parkside OACS
believes that programs and services should be available to all older
adults in our community regardless of economic circumstances. The Centre
offers sponsored memberships and programs to assist those individuals who
otherwise would not take part in the activities and services.
For more information
about the winter programs you can call 673-6227.
Writing Enthusiasts Had Chance To Talk To Self-Published Author
Pauline Quenneville, a self-published author whose first
book is now available at Chapters, was in
recently to meet and talk to fellow literary enthusiasts as part of a tour
she is conducting to promote her book entitled VERITE. Pauline
spent a day at the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre signing books for
shoppers and then was Robert Kirwan’s special guest on his weekly radio
show, The Learning Clinic, which can be heard on CKLU 96.7 FM every Monday
Pauline, who now
, grew up in
. She moved into the “big city of
” when she was a teenager to get a “decent job”. She worked for
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for 26 years until she retired and
. After she retired, she looked into several different career
opportunities, but decided that she would pursue a passion she had all her
life – writing a novel.
The book, VERITE, is,
as Pauline puts it, “an English book with a French Title”. It is a
book that is a “must read” for young ladies who are planning to leave
their small communities to find employment in a big city.
own personal story is a good example for young people who are starting out
on their journey of discovery in hopes of establishing a satisfying career
or their own. It is also inspirational for older people who are about to
enter the “age of retirement”. They will see that there is no need to
look at your 50’s and 60’s as a time to lay back and watch life pass
on by. Pauline recommends that all retirees take a good hard look at what
it is that excites them about life and then pursue those passions, turning
them into reality.
Her advice to young
people is quite simple – READ! Read everything you can get your hands
on, and then read some more. Pauline is expected to return to
the next time she is in the area – perhaps promoting the second book in
her series – which is currently in the making!
Transit Comes To The Valley by
It was a productive day for 25
residents who did not have to travel to downtown
to have their photos taken for CGS Transit bus passes.For one day only, CGS Transit, in cooperation with the Valley East
Community Action Network, the Hanmer Valley Shopping Centre, and the
Bicycle Advisory Panel, provided two City employees and a bus, with the
essential equipment, to take photos, produce the passes, provide
information about City Transit and Intra-Valley Bussing, and to
demonstrate Rack and Roll.
Murray, from the Bicycle Advisory Panel, was available all afternoon to
demonstrate how to load bicycles onto buses. Here in the photo he
demonstrates how to load a bike. A pilot project is providing 5 buses
equipped with bicycle racks for route 703.Two senior students keenly commented that this was the perfect
opportunity to include some exercise in their busy lives.
CGS Transit began a
two-year trial period of Intra-Valley bussing last January.Costs are presently being covered through provincial gas tax
Valley traffic, higher gas prices and mounting concern for gas emissions,
it is to be hoped that ridership will increase sufficiently to provide the
necessary funds to continue Intra-Valley bussing for transportation within
Lemieux Wins First Annual Valley East Men’s Open
The First Annual Valley East Men's Open Golf Tournament, sponsored
by Grill Marks Bistro and Nature's Haven Developments, was held at Grill
Marks Clearview Golf Club on September 6 & 7.
A total of 106 golfers
took part in the two day event with
's Mike Lemieux edging out Mike Doniec by a single stroke to take the
title. Lemieux shot a three over par 75 on a very tough course layout to
Doniec's 76. Third place went to local favourites from Hanmer, Rich
Larochelle and Tim Phillips who came in with a 77. Roddy McLeod, formerly
of Hanmer, now living in the
area was next with a 78, just one shot ahead of
's Tim Gordon.
Lemieux is shown
accepting his trophy from the owners of Grill Marks Clearview, from the
left: Tyler Merrin, Christine Allsop, Lemieux, Lynda Allsop, and Jim
Allsop. Tournament Director, Robert Kirwan, was very pleased with the
entire weekend and is planning on speaking to the other golf course owners
over the winter to see if there is interest in developing a Sudbury Tour
event featured one of the richest prize packages ever offered in the
Sudbury Area. Lemieux won the first place prize of $1000 plus a membership
to the club for 2009 in addition to another $205 participation prize that
was handed out to all players who took part in the tournament.
flight winners who also won a membership to the golf club for 2009
included: Rob Henri and Joshua Mayne tied in the First Flight with a score
of 80; Tim Phillips won the Second Flight with a round of 77; Rich
Larochelle won the Third Flight with a 77; Brian Fox won the fourth flight
with a round of 87.
Slo-Pitch League Having Another Excellent Summer!
League Treasurer, Jeanine Bolger reported that The
Valley East Mixed Slo-pitch Association is going stronger than
ever this summer. They held their 24th annual soft
ball tournament in July and 20 teams entered the competition.
The Division A Champions, the Damn Ducks, are shown in the
The winners of the weekend tournament
were as follows;
Division A Champs – Damn Ducks,
runner’s up Ball Busters.
Division B Champs – Broch-a-foins,
runner’s up Star Mart
Division C Champs – Paralyzed Turtles,
runner’s up Talbot Automotive
Division D Champs – JAFT, runner’s up
Division E Champs – Cranky Joe’s, and
runner’s up FunKINutz
Bolger stated, “Next year will be the
Leagues 25th anniversary and it promises to be
years of softball in the Valley and although times are
changing and people are getting busier the urge to play ball
is growing strong.This
year the Valley East Mixed Slo-pitch Association has 29 teams
on their roster...this has been a banner year!”
You can also watch the teams in action every Sunday except for
long weekends at Centennial Arena and the Hanmer field just
off 69N at the top of the hill. The year-end playoff
tournament will be held the weekend of September 6 & 7.
University’s Radio Station Is Now “Streaming”
Across The World
Monday, August 25, 2008
will be remembered as an historic day for Deborah Ann Frankel,
General Manager of CKLU 96.7FM Radio which is broadcast from
the studios at Laurentian University. Here she is shown with
Richard Lloyd of Axsys Computers.
Lloyd are giving a “thumbs up” to the first “streamed”
broadcast which was sent out over the internet during the
weekly Monday evening show, The Learning Clinic, which is
hosted by Valley East’s Robert Kirwan every Monday at 6
p.m.. During that particular show Kirwan was doing a phone
interview with Patrick Murphy, the person who is biking across
in the first annual Pedal Against Cancer tour.
the station is “streaming” its signal through the
internet, people all over the world will be able to “tune
in” simply by going to the web site at www.cklu.ca
and clicking on the Listen Live button along the side. Instead
of using a radio, you can now listen to your favourite shows
while you are working on your computer or lap top any where
you have access to the internet.
Laurentian University students and alumni live in
, so this is a significant milestone for their school. There
are also several people living in
who are hosts of various programs on CKLU, which is known as
’s Alternative Radio Station.
CKLU was founded in 1984 and is mostly run by
volunteers. Funding for the station is generated partly from
fees collected by students, advertising revenue and donations
from the community. For more information about this station,
go to the web site at www.cklu.ca
or phone Deborah at 673-6538.
Future of Golf Display Their Talents At Annual Mini
The 16th Annual Valley Family Golf Centre
Mini Masters Golf Tournament was held on August 16 at the
region’s most popular driving range complex in
. Forty-nine boys and girls ranging from as young as four
years old to fourteen years of age took part in the nine-hole
tournament which was played on the par 30 Whistling Winds Golf
Course which is part of the complex.
Whissell, owner of the Valley Family Golf Centre, first
started the event to give young children a taste of what is
like to play in a real golf tournament. They play by the rules
( for the most part ) and have their scores recorded, earning
prizes for their efforts. He added a long drive, putting, and
closest to the pin contests to add variety and excitement to
the day. Ryan Abresch, the winner of the boy’s category in
1992, the very first year the event was played, has gone on to
become one of the top young golfers in the area. The first
girl’s winner was Meghan Pitura.
accompanying photo shows the group of the youngest golfers in
the tournament as they finished the ninth hole and were about
to make their way to the BBQ for a well deserved hot dog and
At the end
of the day, the boy’s champion was Jordan Piette who shot a
three over par, 33. Sarefina Giommi was the winner of the
girl’s division with a 61.
Winners of the different age categories were:
: Alexander Fawke with a round of 48;
Ages 7 & 8: Jordan Ferron with a
round of 64;
Ages 9 & 10: Jodi Walker with a round
Ages 11 & 12: Trevor Labonte with a
round of 49;
Ages 13 & 14: Jacob Smith with a
round of 40.
The long drive winner for the boys was Jodi Walker and
for the girls it was Marzia Giommi.
contest was won by Austin Pawlik.
The winner of the closest to the hole contest was
Special thanks are extended to Nicole Stone and Vic
Whissell, the two main organizers of the tournament. Others
who were instrumental in helping make the event such a huge
success included Myrna Young, Sam Stone, Diane Houle and Ed
Lemieux. Of course, a special thank you was extended to all of
the area merchants who donated prizes in support of the event.
“Boys” Continue The Tradition During Annual Slo Pitch Tournament
as long as they can remember, the “boys” in the photo have gathered to
take part in the Annual Valley East Men’s League Slo Pitch Tournament
(known to many as the Barn Dance Tournament), taking time to enjoy a few
holes of golf the day before the competition begins. This is something
that they look forward to all year long and they have no plans on breaking
the tradition any time soon.
From the left we have, Andrew Brunette, Al Chenier, Bob Simoneau, Brian
Savard, Steve Fournier, Scott Jeanveau, Rob Fournier, and Dave Ballantyne.
All of the guys grew up in Valley East, playing all sorts of
minor sports and are following their own paths through life as adults.
Just a few days before this photo was taken, Andrew Brunette, shown
on the right lining up a chip off the first green, signed a new three-year
$7 million contract with the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League.
The 35-year old Valley East native will be
returning to the club where he played three seasons from 2001 to 2004 and
ranks third on the franchise career list in assists, fifth in points and
seventh in goals.
spent the past three seasons in Colorado where he scored 70
goals and 135 assists for 205 points. He now has career totals of 191
goals and 358 assists for 549 points in 788 NHL games.
After signing Brunette, Minnesota Wild general manager, Doug Risebrough,
who stated that he never should have let Andrew go in 2004, commented, "Andrew
is a consistent offensive performer and an excellent teammate who helped
create the culture of our team. We are better, on the ice and in the
dressing room, with him back. Not often do you get the chance to correct a
Andrew Brunette is the current leader in the NHL Ironman competition,
having played close to 600 consecutive games without an injury. No other
current player has played as many games in a row, a true testament to his
Andrew Brunette is already a member of the Valley East Sports Hall of
Fame, having been one of the first inductees in the Professional Category
APPROACHING THE BALL
CAREFULLY LINING UP THE SHOT
IN THE HOLE!!!!
FORM ON THE TEE
In the photo
above, Andrew displays the form that demonstrates why he has chosen hockey
as a profession.
All joking aside, this is
one young man who has earned the respect, not only of his fellow NHL
colleagues, but also more importantly of his long-time friends who welcome
the opportunity to spend some quality time hitting the links or running
the bases on the diamond with a man who is putting Valley East on the map
around the world. During the 2008 Valley East Sports Hall of Fame
Ceremonies, Andrew received a standing ovation from the crowd when
introduced in recognition of the contributions he has made to his home
town since becoming a professional athlete. Everyone in Valley East wishes Andrew Brunette all
the best as he continues his career in the National Hockey League.
MarymountAcademy Students Raise $900 For SPCA
Jenna Poirier and Andrea Mikkila, shown in the middle of the
photo, are shown making a presentation of $900 to two members of the
Sudbury SPCA, Melinda on the far left, and Rachelle on the far right. The
money was raised during the spring semester as the two Grade 11 students
made and sold bracelets to hundreds of family, friends and acquaintances.
This was part of a special humanitarian project they took on with their
Grade 12 Church and Culture course to make a positive change in their
community. Jenna and Andrea wished thank everyone from
who supported them in their project.
Daryl Sittler Adds Colour And Excitement To
2008 Valley East Sports Hall of Fame Ceremonies
Five more people became members of the Valley
East Sports Hall of Fame during the 10th Anniversary
celebrations which were held at the Centennial Arena on June 21. N.H.L.
Hockey Hall of Fame Legend Daryl Sittler was the guest speaker during the
sold-out event and didn’t disappoint any of the crowd as he made himself
available all evening to sign autographs and provided a very entertaining
Many of the 49 previously inducted hall of fame members were also
in attendance, including hockey greats
and Andrew Brunette.
Sittler paid tribute to the past Valley East Sports Hall of Fame
Members and presented the 2008 inductees with their commemorative plaques.“Our community recognizes the exceptional achievements of the
athletic community; athletes, coaches and community sponsors,” said Ron
Dupuis, the councilor responsible for initiating the Hall of Fame.“We are so fortunate to have so many committed sports people in
,” said Dupuis.
The 2008 inductees,
shown in the photo from left to right include:
In the volunteer category, we have Dick Decosse, who has been
involved in numerous sports and organizations since 1969. Dick is known as
one of the best umpires who ever took to the playing field in the Valley.
He has also been involved in minor hockey as a coach, convenor, ways and
means director, tournament chairman, sponsorship committee, vice president
and president. He coached in minor ball and is a half marathon runner,
having competed in six events to raise money for charities. His message to
the audience was, “Remember that to volunteer is not always easy because
sometimes you have to deal with characters. But volunteering is therapy
and it soothes the soul.” Decosse received a standing ovation from the
close to 400 guests at the ceremony, clearly indicative of his involvement
in the community for almost 40 years.
The Community Sponsor
inductee was Neil Lindenbach, owner of Neil’s Independent Grocers. Neil
grew up in the grocery business only to purchase the franchise he worked
at in the Valley.Lindenbach
has been a strong supporter of sports in his community.Lindenbach commented at the ceremony, “as a child I proudly wore
Daryl Sittler’s name and number on my jersey and today I’m so
proud that young people in the Valley now wear my name on their
Rusin was the inductee in the Professional Sports Category. Rusin had a 10
year career in the International Hockey League.He was drafted in 1976 by the Flint Generals.
second inductee in the volunteer category was Conrad Laroque, For 25 years
Laroque has coordinated the Jug Curling event that is sold out in advance
every year with a long waiting list.He
has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for community groups and
capital campaigns through his Jug Curling fundraising.
Amateur Sports inductee was John Hawes.Hawes dominated the Canadian bowling scene by winning Gold medals
six separate times in his bowling career.Hawes has coached many other bowlers who have gone on to
illustrious careers in bowling as well. Hawes credits
’s Bowl for their longstanding commitment to bowling in the Valley and
for supporting so many bowlers, both young and old over the years.
the photo below, Daryl Sittler is shown taking time to sign an autograph
for a fan. Beside Sittler is Mayor John Rodriguez who was also one of the
guests of honour for the event. Across from Sittler is Ryan Benoit,
Provincial Ambassador for the Easter Seal Society in 2006, during which
time he first met Daryl.
Greater Sudbury Police Service
Officers of the Rural Unit and Traffic Unit explain the “Off Road
With the summer months upon us, activities such as quading or the
operation of any other off-road vehicle will become more prevalent. Off
road vehicles can include the more commonly used motor vehicles such as
dirt bikes and 4 wheelers. Members of the public should have fun with
their off road vehicles but should operate them safely and abide by all of
the laws. In doing so operators will avoid injuries and disturbing other
people. The Rural Unit along with the Traffic unit will be out in full
force to ensure the laws are adhered to.
One day late in June the Rural Unit stopped by
for a photo-shoot at site of the Nature's Haven Parkland Estates &
Condominiums residential development in Hanmer..
In the photo above, we
see five of the members of the Rural Unit with their quads. From the left
we have Cst. Gilles Rainville, Cst. Reynald Dockery, Cst. Stephane
Brouillette, Cst. Victor Leroux, and Cst. Darren Charbonneau.
Last year some of the more common charges laid to operators of off
road vehicles were under the “Trespassing To Property Act”, namely:
1. "Enter premises when entry prohibited"; (This charge can be
laid in areas that are being used as farmland where cultivation is
occurring. In this situation no notice is required to show that entry is
prohibited. In other areas entry onto a premises may be prohibited by
2. "Engage in prohibited activity on premises"
(It is best for people to have written permission to be on an
individual’s property and have the permission slip with them). You are
only legally permitted to operate an off-road vehicle on your own
property, private property with the owner’s permission, or on Crown
3. It is best to trailer your
off-road vehicle to the area in which you are riding as the shoulders of
the roadway, paved or otherwise, are considered to be a portion of the
highway and charges under the Highway Traffic Act do apply if an off-road
vehicle is being operated in this area.
other charges fall under the Off- Road Vehicles Act, such as the
off Road vehicle with no number plate",
surrender permit for off-road vehicle",
permit child under 12 to operate off road motor vehicle", (This does
not apply where the child is driving the vehicle on land occupied by the
vehicle owner or under the close supervision of an adult.)
road vehicle no insurance (keep in mind that you can only operate an off
road vehicle without insurance on property that you own!)",
off road vehicle to be driven without insurance",
surrender evidence of insurance",
“Fail to stop
when signaled" (You must stop when signaled by a police officer or
the owner or occupier of land)
“Fail to wear
of the charges come under the Highway Traffic Act. Cst. Enzo Rizzi and Cst.
Rick Carr are out on their Harley’s during the summer months to enhance
the Traffic Branch of the Sudbury Police Service. Some of the more common
charges under the Highway Traffic Act include:
"Unlawfully drive off road vehicle on highway"(No
off road vehicle is permitted on any road way in the Greater City of
Sudbury unless crossing certain roads)
”Drive off road vehicle no insurance" (Driving on
road way) "Speeding"
charges that were just mentioned are examples of charges that were laid
last year and will be enforced again this year with zero tolerance. This
is as a result of numerous complaints from members of the public.Police officers would prefer if people obeyed the laws and no
charges had to be laid but the police have a duty to respond to the
complaints of citizens and deal with ongoing problems arising from the
operation of 4 wheelers and motor bikes.
REMEMBER, two people can only be on a quad if it is designed for
two. When going out for a ride it is best for two quads to travel
together. This is done in the case of a breakdown or if one quad gets
stuck.If you are going out
for an extended period of time you should advise someone of the route you
are taking and the estimated time of return. Always carry a first aid kit,
tools, cell phone and GPS device if possible.
Cst. Darren Charbonneau, Cst. Gilles Rainville and summer
students, Alain Brunette and Destiny Gratton are shown with the Police
Boat that will be out on the waterways this summer as part of the Rural
Unit and Traffic Unit.
have any questions regarding the use of off road vehicles you can locate
the information by going to the Greater Sudbury Police Service’s website
police.sudbury.on.ca and looking in the menu for “Traffic”. Have fun
and enjoy the summer.
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brought to you by the Rural Unit and Traffic Unit of the Greater Sudbury
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