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Wellington Live Free Celebration to raise vital funds for students too hungry to learn

Wellington Live Free Celebration to raise vital funds for students too hungry to learn

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Every day, in local communities, children are going to school too hungry to learn. Many of these children come from families who struggle to make ends meet and nutritious food is often seen as a luxury they cannot afford.

CW Women’s Expo set for Feb. 26

FERGUS - Officials say the Centre Wellington Women’s Expo, which returns to the sportsplex here on Feb. 26, helps women find balance in a busy life.

Fire chief: $1.25 million a ‘conservative’ estimate of loss in Feb. 16 auto shop fire

Fire chief: $1.25 million a ‘conservative’ estimate of loss in Feb. 16 auto shop fire

CENTRE WELLINGTON - A local business now stands in ruins following a late night fire on Feb. 15. The first call to Frey’s Trucks on the 3rd Line west of Belwood came in at 11:42pm, with fire crews responding from Fergus, Elora, Arthur, Grand Valley and Guelph.

Centre Wellington Bro Show returns March 3

ABOYNE - The Centre Wellington Bro Show is looking for a few good men ... with a sense of humour.

Nominations now open for chamber’s Centre Wellington Awards of Excellence

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce, along with its sponsors, is seeking nominations for its Awards of Excellence. The annual event is open to all businesses and residents in Centre Wellington.

Racquet tournament

Racquet tournament

Elora Juniors Racquet club were out in full force at the Jesters Harrow Junior Silver #6B this past weekend Feb. 11 to 12 at London Squash and Fitness Club.

EQUINE: Elora’s Bob McClure  celebrates 1,500 career wins, three top driver titles in 2016

EQUINE: Elora’s Bob McClure celebrates 1,500 career wins, three top driver titles in 2016

ELORA - To say Bob McClure had a good year would be an understatement. In 2016, he was named top driver at three racetracks, including his hometown Grand River Raceway. He was also nominated for a Standardbred Canada 2016 O’Brien Award as top driver, winning 546 races and totalling $3 million in purses.

Food as a Tool for Change: Paul Finkelstein to lead 9th Fergus Celebrity Chef Dinner

FERGUS - Join the Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (WCSA) for its ninth Fergus Celebrity Chef Dinner on March 23, at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

Dance performance

Dance performance

Prior to competitions in Guelph, London and Hamilton the Stage Presence School of Dance presented an evening of various dance disciplines at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Feb. 18. Thirty five different dances were performed including ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatic numbers.

Music time

Music time

Children ages 6 to 10 have been attending a study class at the Elora Centre for the Arts to understand how sound and music are made. Elora’s Peter Skoggard holds a class once a month looking at how sound and music are made.

Jammin’

Jammin’

Once again the Fergus Legion Branch 275 club room was busy for the Feb. 4 Jam Session featuring music, singing, clapping and dancing to the live music.

Rolling Stones and students

Rolling Stones and students

A Rolling Stones Tribute rolled into the Fergus Grand Theatre on Feb. 17. A group of students from St. John’s Catholic School in Fergus joined the band on stage and sang a number of songs with them.

Curling club welcomes over 300 visitors

Curling club welcomes over 300 visitors

FERGUS - The Fergus Curling Club hosted a Family Day open house on Feb. 20 that was partially funded by the Ontario150 Community Celebration Program.

CWDHS  takes D10 championship

CWDHS takes D10 championship

FERGUS - Centre Wellington District High School’s senior boys' basketball team captured the District 10 championship on Feb. 18 at the University of Guelph.

Fergus Force looking for logo, community support

FERGUS - The Fergus Force, the new Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League team, is looking for artists to design the team’s logo.

Celebrating the Canadian flag

Celebrating the Canadian flag

Students and staff at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Fergus celebrated Flag Day with the Fergus Brass Band on Feb. 15. Attendees learned about the history of Canada’s flag and national anthem as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Organizers cancel Fergus Wedding Show

FERGUS - The wedding is off ... or in this case, the Fergus Wedding Show.

Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit entertains fans

Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit entertains fans

Hockey time in Wellington County - The Hockey Hall of Fame travelling exhibit made a stop at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from Feb. 18 to 22.

Hockey Hall of Fame in Aboyne

Hockey Hall of Fame in Aboyne

Lots of folk were out to see the Hockey Hall of Fame travelling exhibit at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from Feb. 18 to 22.
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BUZZ

Wellington Live Free Celebration to raise vital funds for students too hungry to learn
Centre Wellington Bro Show returns March 3
Smash-Up Derby featured at Scouts’ Kub Kar Rally
Local diabetes office closing
Organizers cancel Fergus Wedding Show

COLUMNISTS

Ted Arnott, Wellington-Halton Hills MPP
Olivia Rutt and Jaime Myslik
Stephen Thorning - 1949-2015
Kelly Waterhouse

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Dave Adsett: It’s time to speak out

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