Daily News About Aylmer, Ontario and East Elgin


MONDAY, June 29/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tue -Mom to Mom Sale, Kinsmen Park, 8am (see Thu. story)

-Wed -Aylmer/Malahide Canada Day Events (see Mon. story)

-Wed -Belmont Canada Day Events (see Thu. story)

-Wed -Free Public Swimming at Aylmer Pool, 1:30-4 pm

 

 

CANADA DAY AT EEC COMPLEX

 

(Contributed) – “Wednesday, July 1, (rain date: Thursday) will feature Aylmer and Malahide’s Canada Day events from 5 pm to dusk at the East Elgin Community Complex. Activities include: Dotsy’s inflatables, carnival games, cotton candy, mini golf, buggy rides etc.. Have your photo taken in the photo booth sponsored by HWC Insurance. Take in live entertainment and a bbq. (There will be no public skating this year). At 7 pm join local dignitaries and Town Crier Dave Phillips for the official Canada Day Celebration and cake cutting ceremony. Stay for the fireworks display starting at dusk sponsored by the Kinsmen Club of Aylmer (donations will be collected at the entrance).

 

 

WEEKEND LOCAL SPORTS:

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER:

-Thu -Aylmer FC v Glencoe – postponed

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL:

-Fri -Harwood 16 Straffordville (1-8) 8

-Thu -Tavistock 9 Straffordville 2

 

 

NO CATFISH FLOODING ISSUES

 

Catfish CCA Water Management Technician Peter Dragunas reported today that there were no flooding issues with the Catfish Creek on the weekend – the CCCA had issued a “flood outlook watershed conditions statement” on Friday afternoon advising there was a “potential” for flooding in low-lying areas due to expected heavy rains over the weekend.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Knelsen, Peter of Richmond passed away on Saturday in his 68th year. Survivors: four children etc.. Peter worked for Ford Talbotville for many years. He was born in Mexico. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the EMMC church at Summers Corners on Thursday at 11:30 am.

 

-Maloney, Pat of Aylmer passed away at Terrace Lodge Aylmer on Friday in his 90th year. Survivors: wife Ann (Finerty) Maloney; four children etc.. Pat served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1944-1946. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. Church on Tuesday at 11 am.

 

 

EESS TECH CAMP

 

(Contributed by EESS teacher Jim VandenBrink) – “The camp will run from Monday July 6th to Thursday July 9th from 9 am to 3 pm at EESS. The cost is free for Tech Campers through sponsorship from OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program). The students will spend half of each day in both the electronic and woodworking shops. Parent permission forms are available in the school’s office. We have a limit of 30 students. This is open to all grade 7 students entering grade 8.”

 

 

CANADA DAY AT OJIBWA

 

(Contributed) - Celebrations at the Ojibwa sub in Pt. Burwell on Canada Day include: at 11 am, bean bag games, Frizz B Football, minute games, trivia, book sales, music, prize draws, musket drills etc..

 

 

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SPECIAL FRIDAY

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Fire at a Warren St., Aylmer,  home this morning; homeowner got out.

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THURSDAY, June 25/15

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*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Friday

 

AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Southwest Soccer; Aylmer FC hosts Glencoe, 7pm, at EESS

-Last day for elementary schools

 

-Fri -Tricounty Fastball; Straffordville hosts Harwood, 8 pm

-Sat -Mennonite CS Auction, 9 am at Curling Club; Breakfast 7 am

-Sat -Genealogy Speaker at Gay Lea Dairy Museum, 11 am

-Sun -Tricounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Oxford C.; 8pm

 

 

GENEALOGY SPEAKER AT DAIRY MUSEUM

 

The Gay Lea Dairy Museum at Copenhagen will host Jean Bircham of Aylmer representing the Ontario Genealogical Society – Elgin Branch discussing “Finding Your Roots in Elgin County” this Saturday, free, at 11 am.

 

 

OBITUARIES

 

-Frampton, Shirley Jean (Maracle) of London passed away on Tuesday in her 82nd year. Survivors include: siblings Audrey (Bob) Habkirk, Barb Ralf, Yvonne Ralf, Joyce (Steve) Burry, Gayle (Vermeersch), Lionel Maracle and Robert Maracle etc.. Shirley grew up in Aylmer. The funeral service will be held at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday at 11 am with visitation one hour prior.

 

-Klassen, Peter of Tillsonburg passed away on Tuesday in his 67th year. Survivors: wife Margaretha (Janzen) Klassen. etc.. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday at 2 pm.

 

 

BELMONT CANADA DAY PROGRAM

 

(Information from Julia Da Silva) “The last decade or so, Canada Day has been organized by the Belmont Canada Day Committee consisting of members from different organizations in town. This year we are expanding our day and partnering with the HUB to include their Summer Fun Day events. Events include: Bicycle Rodeo, Decorated Bicycle Parade, a Hot Dog Lunch and Canada Day Birthday Cake, Face Painting, Kids Carnival Games, Live Bands in the Tent, Belmont Lions Beef Dinner 5- 7pm and Fireworks at dusk.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

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Teresa Johnston, right, of Chatham drove with her daughter Linda Henderson, left, also of Chatham, to Aylmer today to donate a photo to EESS of Aylmer High School students from 1938-9 which she had kept since her time there as Teresa Ashton of Kingsmill. The school already had a picture, top photo, of that year so the ladies planned on donating theirs to the Aylmer Malahide Museum. Principal at that time was D.H. Halpenny and on staff was a later Principal, Herb Stevens. (kb)

 

 

MOM TO MOM SALE TUESDAY

 

(Information from Jamie Harder) –  ”Our Mom to Mom sale is Tuesday from  8am -1pm at the Kinsmen Park Pavillion. After participating in a Mom to Mom sale in St Thomas, my friend Keli-Lyn Lockyer and I realized that we had never attended a similar sale in Aylmer. We thought it’d be great to organize our own. With the town’s approval, our Mom Sale invites local moms wanting to purge their children’s gently used clothes and accessories and has local mom crafters and home based businesses.”

 

 

LIBRARY SUMMER READING CLUB

 

(Contributed) – The Aylmer Library will again be sponsoring a Summer Reading Club. Participants are eligible for prizes. The Childrens’ club goes every Thursday in July at 2pm. Special guests this summer include Owen the Magician and Music by Jake.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, June 24/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EECC Ad Hoc Committee, 9:30 am

 

-Thu -Southwest Soccer; Aylmer FC hosts Glencoe, 7pm, at EESS

-Fri -Tricounty Fastball; Straffordville hosts Harwood, 8 pm

-Sat -Mennonite CS Auction, 9 am at Curling Club; Breakfast 7 am

-Sun -Tricounty Fastball: Pt. Burwell hosts Oxford C.; 8pm

*Open Bible Church VBS; July 13-19; free for ages 3-12; call 519 773 3303

 

 

MENNONITE CS AUCTION SATURDAY

 

(Information from Anna Unger of the Auction committee) – The 15th Annual Mennonite Community Services’ Aylmer Charity Auction will be held this Saturday beginning at 9 am at the Aylmer Curling Club. Breakfast will be served from 7 am, with snacks and lunch later (Latin foods, Mennonite dishes and local favourites). The MCS Auction raises around $40,000 every year and 75% stays here for local programming. The committee is still accepting donations of items and is also looking for volunteers to help out at the event. A new feature this year is the Best Apple Pie in Aylmer Contest – submit your application form by noon Friday and bring your pie between 8 and 9 am Saturday to the Curling Club. As well, Hamilton artist Nick Shuurman has donated prints of his art and will be present. And there is a kiddie train ride that will take them all the way around the fairgrounds. For more information, go to the MCS website.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-McDonald, Rose Marie (Carter) of London passed away on Monday aged 85 years. She was born in Mount Salem. Visitation at Ostrander’s Funeral Home, Tillsonburg on Saturday from Noon until the time of the Funeral Service at 2 pm.

 

 

POLICE: KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOUR PROGRAM

 

Aylmer Police Chief Andre Reymer informed a recent meeting of the Aylmer Police Services board about a ‘Know Your Neighbours’ program the Police are introducing. It involves homeowners acquiring the contact information of their immediate neighbours. A card would be mailed to all Aylmer residents by the end of June. The card it is hoped would be placed someplace prominent in the home with contact data of other neighbours and if an emergency happens in the neighbourhood, neighbours could also respond. Said Chief Reymer: “We proposed it in Aylmer as a way to reconnect neighbours. The public are our eyes and ears. Knowing your neighbours and noticing what is out of the norm helps the police with prompt and accurate information in case we are required.”

 

 

LOCAL SPORTS RESULTS:

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL:

-Harwood 6 Pt. Burwell (2-7) 0

-Norwich 6 Straffordville (1-6) 3

 

 

ONT. JR. HORSESHOES RESULTS

 

Aylmer – The Ontario Junior Doubles horseshoes championships were held here behind the EECC Complex Saturday. Champions were: A – Kaitlyn Bond and Daphne Zampolini of Aylmer; B – Kelsey Antonissen and Kaylee Nooren of Aylmer; and Cadet – Lindsay Reymer and Seth Lindsay of Aylmer.

Organizer Keith Lindsay said: “The A is for the better players aged 13-18, B is for the others, ages 13-18 and Cadets are those under 12. We only had one other pairs attend other than Aylmer players – there are only a few clubs in Ontario. We have mostly girls on our team this year, 17 altogether. Upcoming are the adult/youth tourney on July 4 and the Ontario Junior singles on July 15 in Aylmer, with four other clubs attending that event.”

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

BELMONT SPLASHPAD OPENS

“Last Friday marked the end of a nearly 4 year commitment to creating the Belmont Splash Pad and Skate Park. A large crowd gathered to celebrate the occasion. The theme of the speakers revolved around the importance of volunteers. Speakers included: MPP Jeff Yurek, Central Elgin Mayor Bill Walters, Sheila Simpson, Ontario Trillium Foundation Representative, etc.. Also vital to the project were the Belmont Lions and the Next to Mom Daycare, the latter providing a donation of $10,000. Don Yeck, after whom the park was named, spoke of the changes he’s seen in the park area over many decades of his volunteering. Dione Hildenbrand and Sue Beattie, project organizers, closed the speeches.”

 

 

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TUESDAY, June 23/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EECC Joint Councils Governance Session, 7pm

-Aylmer Library Future, ALES group, 7 pm, at Library

 

-Wed -EECC Ad Hoc Committee, 9:30 am

-Thu -Southwest Soccer; Aylmer FC hosts Glencoe, 7pm, at EESS

-Fri -Tricounty Fastball; Straffordville hosts Harwood, 8 pm

-Sat -Mennonite CS Auction, 9 am at Curling Club; Breakfast 7 am

*Open Bible Church VBS; July 13-19; free for ages 3-12; call 519 773 3303

 

 

ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE: ELGIN MAN GUILTY

 

(Contributed by the Ontario SPCA) – An Elgin man was found guilty recently of three counts of animal cruelty after he failed to provide proper care for his Great Dane.  In November 2014, officers found the female dog chained to a boat and trailer on the property, after a complaint was received. An order was issued to provide the dog with proper shelter. An Ontario SPCA officer returned to the residence at a later date and found the dog in even worse condition than the first time. The dog was found standing in filth, tied to a refrigerator, in a cold garage. Due to the length of the chain, she was unable to move and had no food and water available to her. The man was charged and found guilty and sentenced to two years probation, ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and received a 15-year prohibition from owning, caring for, or living with any animal.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Luckas, Cacilia Maria of Aylmer passed away on Sunday in her 83rd year. Survivors: husband Gerhard Luckas; four children etc.. She moved to Aylmer in 2007. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on Thursday  at 2 pm.

 

-Jones, Mrs. Pauline (nee Graham) of St. Thomas passed away on Wednesday in her 80th year. Wife of the late Joseph L. Jones (1988). Survivors: son Jim Jones (Anne-Marie) of Aylmer etc.. Pauline was a retired employee of Ontario Hydro, Aylmer, where she worked for over 34 years. There will be no public visitation or funeral service. Arrangements through the Sifton Funeral Home, St.Thomas.

 

 

THE LOCAL LENS:

 

A blue heron was spotted yesterday drinking from a backyard fish pond in an Aylmer neighbourhood. (By Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

A blue heron was spotted yesterday drinking from a backyard fish pond in an Aylmer neighbourhood. (By Deb LeBlanc) (CLICK)

 

 

MALAHIDE FIRE REPORT

 

– June 17, 2015, Station #2,  Glencolin Line, Medical Assist

– June 17, 2015, Station #2,  Conservation Line, Alarm Malfunction

– June 17, 2015, Station #3,  Broadway Street, Alarm Malfunction

– June 18, 2015, Station #1, Imperial Road, Medical Assist

– June 19, 2015, Station #2,  Conservation Line, Medical Assist

– June 19, 2015, Station #1, Levi Street, Medical Assist

– June 21, 2015, Station #2,  Talbot Line, Medical Assist

– June 21, 2015, Station #1, Colin Street, Medical Assist

 

 

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MONDAY, June 22/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tue -EECC Joint Councils Governance Session, 7pm

-Tue -Aylmer Library Future, ALES group, 7 pm, at Library

-Wed -EECC Ad Hoc Committee, 9:30 am

-Thu -Southwest Soccer; Aylmer FC hosts Glencoe, 7pm, at EESS

-Fri -Tricounty Fastball; Straffordville hosts Harwood, 8 pm

-Sat -Mennonite CS Auction, 9 am at Curling Club; Breakfast 7 am

*Open Bible Church VBS; July 13-19; free for ages 3-12; call 519 773 3303

 

 

AYLMER POLICE REPORT

 

(Information from Chief Andre Reymer) – A 19 year old Aylmer man was charged with careless driving after his pickup truck, coming out of a private drive, accelerated and struck a passing car on Spruce Street, west of John St., on June 8 at 10 am.

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Helder, Margaret of RR1, Aylmer passed away Sunday in her 75th year. Survivors: husband Toney Helder; children Allen (Christine) of RR1, Aylmer and Frank Helder (Lisa) of Mossley etc.. She was born in the Netherlands. Visitation at the Kebbel Funeral Home on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the Aylmer Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday at 11 am.

 

-Wolfe, Jean Margaret (Mossey) of Tillsonburg and formerly of Vienna passed away Saturday aged 91. Wife of the late Merlyn Wolfe (1993). Survivors: son Kent Wolfe (Karen) of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Ostranders Funeral Home Tillsonburg on Tuesday from 7-9 pm. and Wednesday from 10-11 am where the Funeral Service will be held at 11 am.

 

-McCreary, Arthur Edgar “Ed” of Tillsonburg passed away Tuesday at Terrace Lodge Aylmer at the age of 85. The funeral is today at 12:30 pm at the Ostrander Funeral Home, Tillsonburg.

 

-Beal, A. James “Jim” of St. Thomas, passed away Saturday in his 71st year. Survivors: wife Cathy (Solinger) Beal and two children including Jamie Beal (Kim) of Aylmer etc.. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home, St. Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.

 

 

TRICOUNTY FASTBALL

 

-Wed – Pt. Burwell (2-6) 4 Straffordville 3 (1=6)

 

 

EECC CONCESSIONS DISPUTE

 

(Nathan Smale of the Pt Bruce Cornerview Cafe also has the concession at the EEC Complex and recently had two decisions by the EECC Ad Hoc committee rule against him. Here is his reponse:)

“I was awarded the contract for concession operations last September and after getting equipment and suppliers set up for this location I started operations October 4. Kuma had the contract for years before. It is a 3 year contract and I had a clause put in the contract for negotiations after the first year. So at this point negotiations are going on between myself , the Complex Manager and the Ad Hoc Committee .

The dispute between myself and the Ad Hoc Committee is that even though I lost money this season from October to May 30 they still want my lease to be $8400 per year or at a percentage of my gross sales that would amount to $8400. They do not want to negotiate at all. I put in an offer of $450 per month for 12 months and it got rejected immediately. I went back with an offer of 9% of gross sales and gave these supporting facts for my offer: 1.The Pro shop pays $250 per month for 7 months and $25 per month for the other 5 months.  My lease of $8400 per year is 4.5 times higher than theirs. 2. Gross Sales for the Pro shop are 3/4 of what my gross sales are. Why should I pay 4.5 times more? 3. If the Complex and Staff would enforce their Policy of “No outside food or Drinks allowed in” then the sales for the concession would substantially increase and in return increase the lease payment from me.

As for the rebate issue,  the Manager and the Clerk of Aylmer said that everyone that put in a tender for the concession booth and that was at the tour of the complex for the RFQ, was informed that there would be no Ice in the summer of 2015. This is false, we were not informed there would be no ice this summer. I put my proposal in with the summer Ice being in on one pad and expected it would be. They did not decide on not having Ice this summer until March of this year so how could any of us or them know there was not going to be Summer Ice in 2015. So I put in a request to have my summer lease payments waived since there is absolutely nothing happening to generate income from having the booth open. This was rejected by the Ad Hoc Committee. So I am stuck paying my lease for June, July,  and August at $700 per month. The next Ad Hoc Meeting is June 24  And we will have to see what recommendation the Manager gives to the other two members on my offer.”

RESPONSES FROM MALAHIDE MAYOR DAVE MENNILL OF EECC AD HOC:

1-Mr Smale’s claim that in losing money in his first year he gets no breaks from the EECC?

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2-Mr. Smale wants a rebate due to all ice being out and not being informed of this when his bid was made?

The request to reduce the agreed upon rate to Mr. Smale at the May 27th ad hoc meeting was denied.  My question to staff was ‘Was he aware of the cancellation of summer ice?’ and staff indicated that all tenders for the concession booth were given a tour and notified that both councils had passed a motion to cancel summer ice in 2015.

 

 

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THURSDAY, June 18/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

*THEAYLMERNEWS will not publish Friday

 

-Bayham 7 pm, Malahide 7 pm Councils

-EESS Exams begin

 

-Fri. -Ayl-Mal. Museum Luncheon, 11:30- 1pm; Anglican Church; $10

-Sat -Ont. Jr. Doubles Horseshoes Championships, EEC Complex

 

 

EARLY FRIDAY

BANDSHELL MUSIC FOR CORNER CUPBOARD

 

The Moore Ave Underground band from Aylmer is hosting their third annual music fundraiser at Palmer Park tonight – beginning at 6 pm – and tomorrow – beginning at 11am. Several local bands will also be featured.  Said organizer Josh Gaudette: “The Aylmer Food Bank Benefit at Palmer Park is a day of good food provided by local businesses, great music from local artists, and a family centered environment in which to spend the day. We host it because we as a family have had to use the food bank and wish to give back to the corner cupboard as well as the community. It grew from our passion for music and our community and we find ourselves, a group of musicians, seeking opportunities to bring our gifts to bear on the community.”

 

 

EECC JOINT COUNCILS SESSION TUES.:

 

Here are excerpts from the discussion on continuing EEC Complex hall rentals from Tuesday’s Joint Councils session: (Leisure Plan Consultants suggested last year that rentals be discontinued and find a permanent tenant; Aylmer Council this spring voted to continue renting the hall until this is done but last week deferred a decision to the Joint Session. At the end of this discussion, the Councils voted to continue renting the halls on a ‘rolling’ six month schedule until an anchor tenant is secured )

-Barbara Laur – Keep money coming in until we have further direction

-Ted Macdonald – Ten tourneys also need to use the hall so it affects both sides, don’t cut off the revenue until we have a contract

-Arthur Oslach – Our hall rentals aren’t making money, either get an anchor tenant or rent it more

-Laur – The process of renting is jumping through hoops We need to streamline the process, make us more competitive and promote it

-Macdonald – It actually cost us to close the ice pad, the savings were $27000 and the cost to close is $30000 so we lost $3000, we are going in the wrong direction in cutting services

-Rick Cerna – I’m confused by the comments, Aylmer is complaining about the costs but we are keeping everything, things aren’t going to change if we don’t do something

-Oslach – Get aggressive marketing for the halls until we get a longterm tenant

-Laur – Do this building justice, what are others doing with a similar size arena – yoga, art shows, seminars, fitness classes. And the best we are doing is finding someone else to use it. There are a million ways to use it. We need progressive thinking, don’t take stuff away and streamline your costs

-Mark Wales – Take a definite time deadline out and set up a rolling time frame for rentals

-Chester Glinski – We are still spinning our wheels, we need a committee to look for a tenant

 

 

NEW AYLMER BOOK:

 

 NEW – “Low German Mennonites of Aylmer” . On sale for $8 at Pinecroft, Campbells, Mennomex etc.

“Low German Mennonites of Aylmer” - On sale for $8 at Pinecroft, Campbells, Mennomex, Studers etc.

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, June 17/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Tricounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Straffordville, 8:30 pm

 

-Thu -Bayham 7 pm, Malahide 7 pm Councils

-Thu -EESS Exams begin

-Fri. -Ayl-Mal. Museum Luncheon, 11:30- 1pm; Anglican Church; $10

-Sat -Ont. Jr. Doubles Horseshoes Championships, EEC Complex

 

 

EEC COMPLEX JOINT COUNCILS SESSION 

 

Only a handful of citizens attended last night’s Aylmer-Malahide Councils Joint Session on the EEC Complex issues. Among resolutions approved were: an application to the provincial government for approval to install solar panels on either/or both the EECC roof or the flats to the north to be owned or leased by the municipalities; a deferral of a decision on reducing the EECC office hours from 5 pm to 4:30 pm; a decision to keep the EECC halls open for rental for a ‘rolling’ six month basis until a permanent tenant can be found and to keep all programs running; and a decision to apply to the Ministry of Tourism to obtain permission for an anchor tenant. (More information in tomorrow’s edition on the various discussions).

 

 

SOUTHWEST SOCCER TUE.:

 

-Mt Brydges at Aylmer, postponed

 

 

NEW ELGIN HISTORY VIDEOS

 

(Information is from Pete Sheridan, President of the Elgin Historical Society) – “I am producer and narrator of the Elgin History Vignettes. We have just released the first two videos. Three more will follow in July. Another series will be released in the fall. If all goes well, another group will be released around the new year. The first batch has a heavy focus on St. Thomas and the railways. Future vignettes will include stories from the whole of the County.

I felt that short, well researched videos would be a good way of conveying the information in a succinct manner, compatible with people’s busy lives. This format also has the advantage of being easily sharable over social media. Some historical videos have been made of Elgin County, but I don’t think the topic has been exhausted by any means. One of the first two vignettes is on Jumbo (the other is on the Michigan Central Railway bridge in St.Thomas). I have attempted to clear away the disinformation and replace it with the documented facts.

Next year the Elgin Historical Society will be celebrating 125 years since its founding, it is one of the few remaining county based Historical Societies in Ontario. The Elgin Historical Society has approximately 50 paid members, and often attracts 50-70 people to its regular monthly meetings (4th Wednesday of every month.” (The videos can be viewed on the EHS site).

 

 

SIBLINGS ARE EESS ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

 

Siblings were crowned EESS Senior Athletes of the Year at last week’s awards banquet. The winners were: Junior male  - Cooper Vanvlaanderen, Junior female – Kendra Cornelissen, Senior male – Luke Vanderspank and Senior female – Tori Vanderspank.

 

 

NEW PROGRAM FOR RENT AT EEC COMPLEX

 

(Information from Theresa Klachan, EECC Manager) – The EEC Complex announces a new initiative in conjunction with the Brampton Powerade Centre. Artificial turf has been installed this week on the Kinsmen Arena (east side) and is available for indoor lacrosse, soccer, company socials, family gatherings, church groups, birthday parties etc. from this Saturday to July 31 for $31.63 per hour. Cost to the EECC is $1,500 per week with expenses to be offset by potential sponsors/funding. (Both ice pads are closed in June and July this year as an expected cost saving measure by Aylmer and Malahide councils.)

 

A new sports turf has been installed on the east rink with both ice pads now closed for June and July and is available for rent. (Contributed)

A new sports turf has been installed on the east ice pad at the EECC (both ice pads were closed for June and July) and is available for rent for those months. (Contributed)

 

 

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TUESDAY, June 16/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-EEC Complex Joint Councils Session, 7pm, Imperial Room

-Southwest Soccer: Aylmer FC hosts Mt Brydges; 7pm; at EESS

 

-Wed -Tricounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Straffordville, 8:30 pm

-Thu -Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-Thu -EESS Exams begin

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Payne, Carrie (Barned) of Belmont passed away on Sunday in her 81st year. Wife of the late Calvin Payne (2005). Survivors: four children etc.. The funeral service will be held at Williams Funeral Home St. Thomas on Thursday at 11 am.

 

 

ONE YEAR AGO THIS WEEK:

 

EDEN CRASH KILLS BAYHAM WOMAN

EDEN – A 26 year old Tillsonburg man was charged with impaired operation of a vehicle causing death after his pickup truck collided with a van near here around 7:30 Saturday night. Both vehicles were travelling on Highway 19 – the van was southbound  and the truck was northbound. The driver of the van, 54 year old Maria Reddecopp of Bayham, was pronounced deceased at the scene. An 18 year old female passenger in the van suffered serious non- life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. The driver of the pick-up truck received minor injuries.

 

 

EECC JOINT COUNCILS: HALL RENTALS

 

A report to be presented to the EEC Complex Joint Councils session tonight, compiled by both Aylmer and Malahide Administrators, is entitled ‘Feasibility of Offering Hall Space for Lease at the EECC’. The report outlines the concerns in abandoning hall rentals as suggested by last year’s Leisure Plan Consultants. Some of those are:

-recent Imperial Hall rentals have brought in $53000 yearly

- Some hall rentals have been tied to ice bookings, thus a loss of some $16-$20,ooo annually in ice time

-as the only one hall in the area that can provide banquet space for 600 and seating for 750 persons, there would be a loss of larger events to the community ie. banquets,  fish frys, hockey camps, church meetings, weddings, conferences etc

-there would be a savings in use of part time staffing at these events of some $36000.

-One has to consider sponsorships as some individuals, companies purchased ’naming rights’ in the halls ie. Imperial Tobacco

-the arena could not serve as an Emergency Response Centre

-the Ministry of Tourism needs to be contacted as the provincial funding contract stipulates an anchor tenant rental may be acceptable but only to provide a public or community benefit.

 

 

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MONDAY, June 15/15

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AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:

 

-Aylmer Council, 6:30 pm

 

-Tue -EEC Complex Joint Councils Session, 7pm

-Tue -Southwest Soccer: Aylmer FC hosts Mt Brydges; 7pm; at EESS

-Wed -Tricounty Fastball – Pt. Burwell hosts Straffordville, 8:30 pm

-Thu -Bayham 7, Malahide 7:30 pm Councils

-Thu -EESS Exams begin

 

 

OBITUARIES:

 

-Buchanan, Eleanor Irene (Taylor) of Lambeth and formerly of Belmont passed away on Saturday in her 92nd year. Wife of the late Robert Douglas Buchanan (1994). Survivors: three children including Paul (Karen) Buchanan of Belmont etc.. Visitation at the McFarlane and Roberts Funeral Home Lambeth on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 pm with the service there on Thursday at 1 pm.

 

-Suderman, Susana of Terrace Lodge Aylmer passed away on Friday in her 64th year. Wife of the late Anton Suderman. She was born in Mexico. The funeral service will be held today at the Reinland Mennonte Church Aylmer at 2 pm.

 

 

DOORS OPEN EAST ELGIN ON JULY 11

 

Doors Open East Elgin is back for its fifth year. The event, free and offering venues which are not usually accessible to the public, will be held on Saturday July 11 with most places open from noon to 4pm. Sites in Aylmer include: Aylmer Fairgrounds (petting zoo, pony rides, a bouncy tent and craft exhibits), Aylmer Fire Station (fire history display), Aylmer Lawn Bowling, Aylmer Legion (free bbq), Aylmer Museum (‘Its a Small World’ display), East Elgin Sportsmans’ Association (open at 10 am with indoor archery and shooting), Old Town Hall (play reenactments), Palmer Bandshell (wartime music and horse shuttle to Fairgrounds).

 

In Malahide –  Farmtown Canada (open 10 am with horse and wagon rides), Malahide (Springfield) Fire Dept. (demonstrations), Ontario Police College, Saxonia Hall, Springwater.

 

In Bayham – Pt Burwell Marine Museum, St Lukes Anglican Church at Vienna, Pt Burwell Anglican Church and Parish Hall, Straffordville Library and Erie Shores Windfarm at Vienna (10 am).

 

 

AYLMER POOL STAFF

 

(Information from Nancy Campbell of the YWCA) – Aylmer Pool has announced this year’s summer staff: Sr. Head Guard is Sydney Watson; Jr Head Guards are Katie Knight, Stevie Blankenship, and Ben Johnson; Instructor/Lifeguards are Rebecca Neufeld, Stephanie Nesbitt, Ingrid Rycroft, Cordell Hall, Nick Ormerod, Sabryn Johnson, Teagan Duffett, Erica Zimmer and Kaitlyn Bawden; and Assistant Water Safety Instuctors are Maura Green, Brandy Bawden, Taylor Banman and Sandi Vanderkooy.

 

 

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