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Today's date: Thursday February 22, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 08
   
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Singing Valentine

Singing Valentine

The Royal City Ambassadors were on tour in downtown Fergus on Valentine’s Day. Proceeds support Ontario Barbershop Charities and Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.

Women of Distinction honourees announced; celebrating and inspiring strong leaders

GUELPH - Melissa Grelo from CTV’s The Social and Your Morning will be hosting the 23rd Annual Women of Distinction event themed “It Takes a Village” on May 3. “I’ve always believed in giving back and any opportunity I can have to encourage youth, especially young women, to be involved in contributing to their communities is important to me,” said Grelo. “I look forward to being part of an event where celebrating strong leaders and inspiring new ones is the key focus of the evening.”

Homecoming highlights package offered

CLIFFORD - The committee for the 150th Community Anniversary and 2017 Clifford Homecoming have one last order of business. A souvenir of memories was created to share with those who would like to recapture the highlights of the celebration held Aug. 4 to 7, 2017.

Family fun

The Rotary Club of Erin hosted Family Day activities, including skating, carnival games and a movie, at Centre 2000 on Feb. 19. LEFT: Ethan and Elena Cibic of Georgetown got their faces painted by Tania Crook of Infinite Arts at the Family Day event. RIGHT: Rotary Club member Janet Blanchard cheers on Stacy, Ada and Bronson Haefner of Guelph at one of the carnival games.

Museum provides Family Day Fun

Museum provides Family Day Fun

Families learned all about the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Wellington County Museum and Archives on Family Day, Feb. 19.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

LEFT: All outdoor activities were cancelled at the Wellington County Museum Family Day celebration on Feb. 19 due to the wet weather except the campfire at which guests could roast marshmallows and make s’mores. RIGHT: Indoor events included a parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dog, complete with the traditional Chinese dragon.

REVIEW: Trudeau Stories ‘a poignant glimpse into unexpected relationship’

REVIEW: Trudeau Stories ‘a poignant glimpse into unexpected relationship’

ORANGEVILLE - In 1985, Brooke Johnson was a 23-year-old student at the National Theatre School in Montreal. Pierre Trudeau, 65, was a longtime lawyer, intellectual and activist, not to mention the recently-divorced former prime minister of Canada. The two had very little in common – or at least it seemed – yet they struck up the most unlikely of friendships on the dance floor at a gala in Montreal.

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad

Fergus Grand Theatre presented Sugar and Gold on Feb. 18. It’s the second in a series of three shows presented by the theatre. Sugar and Gold was the story of slaves brought to the Americas to harvest sugar cane and to mine gold. The underground railroad was born and through photos, music, song and stories Diana Braithwaite followed those who escaped hardships in the southern United States to come to Canada.

Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis coming to Fergus for Books and Beer

FERGUS - The Elora Writers Festival presents an intimate evening with an award-winning author in the festival’s fourth Books and Beer event.

Celtic siblings

Celtic siblings

WeeAlec Productions brought the Fitzgeralds, from Bancroft, to perform for a nearly-full house at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Feb. 16.

Winter activities

Winter activities

The Belwood Lions Club’s outdoor Family Day event at the Belwood ball diamond was a success, despite the wet weather. LEFT: Families tried out curling and hockey on the ice rick, which is maintained all winter by the Belwood Lions Club. RIGHT: Other activities included a plunger toss as well as food and hot drinks. Submitted photos

Ready to grill

Ready to grill

Four different flavours of pancakes along with sausage and bacon were served at a Drayton Reformed Church pancake breakfast held on Feb. 13 to raise funds for a mission trip to Kentucky planned for March 2019.

Finance explained to diners

DRAYTON - Jason Jack of Jack Financial in Drayton explained the basics of financial planning to seniors at the Seniors Centre for Excellence Congregate Dining Program on Feb. 9 at the Drayton Reformed Church.

Relaxing pastimes

Relaxing pastimes

Drayton librarian Joanne Wiersma, left, Ariel Li, centre and Paula Sauder participated in a Colour Me Calm workshop on Feb. 12 at the Drayton library. The workshop focused on relaxation through colouring and music. The library stocks a number of books and CDs on relaxation, healthy minds and healthy bodies.

Family Day in Puslinch

Family Day in Puslinch

Many families came out to enjoy the annual Puslinch Optimists’ Family Day Winter Classic over the weekend. Activities on Feb. 19 included roasting s’mores, ice skating and indoor entertainment.

Spaghetti supper fundraiser on Feb. 24

FERGUS - The Elora Co-op Preschool annual spaghetti dinner will be held on Feb. 24 from 4 to 8pm at Centre Wellington District High School.

Family Day celebrated in Erin

Family Day celebrated in Erin

Family fun - The Rotary Club of Erin hosted Family Day activities at Centre 2000 on Feb. 19, including skating, carnival games and a movie. Didi and Owen Thompson of Erin enjoyed the free skate. Photo by Olivia Rutt
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