AYLMER, EAST ELGIN TODAY:
- Aylmer Council 7 pm
- TriCounty Fastball – Straffordville hosts Woodstock, 8:30 pm
-Wed. Cruise Night BBQ for Tim Horton’s Camp Day; 5pm to 8pm
FARMTOWN AT MAPLETON GETS JOB GRANT
(Farmtown Canada of Mapleton recently received a grant from the federal government for 10 student jobs. Kelly Franklin explains how this will benefit their operation:)
“This program is beneficial to us and without it, we could not provide the camps, counseling supports, empowerment programs, community outreaches and festival participation we are involved in. Specifically for us the ten jobs involve young adults, youth summer student staff who will coordinate camps, bussing, subsidy and donor drives, fundraising, programming, animal care, along with community work, and training and mentoring junior staff and other volunteers and leaders.
Our programs – Daycamps run weekly and we bus from community locations such as local churches and organizations in Aylmer, St Thomas,London and beyond. We also work with local groups to refer children and families back into community programs in the fall. We invite them (and the public) out to the annual FARMFEST open house and community event the second Saturday in September every year.In July we are open Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am -6:30pm – admission is donation based. Our features are: Hand lead horse rides, wagon rides and walking farm tours.”
THE SURVEY SAID:
Q – New Border Shopping Limits?
1. It should stay at $50 for 24 hr. 11.9% (5 votes)
2. Good idea – Now $200 for 24 hr. 38.1% (16 votes)
3. $400 for 24 hr. is the best idea 42.86% (18 votes)
4. No allowances – Always pay duty. 7.14% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 42
NEW LIBRARY COMMITTEE UPDATE:
Councillor Peter Barbour, chair of the new Library Ad-hoc Committee, informs that they have met once, in May, to date and the next meeting is scheduled for June 20th. The initial meeting reviewed the building designs previously provided and the potential of what ( if any) other than library uses may be accommodated. (The committee has a recommendation on today’s Council agenda – see Friday’s story)
EESS CLC CLASS PLANT PROJECT
(Information from EESS teacher Jim Vandenbrink:) “I am currently teaching a CLC (Community Living Class) Tech Class. This is only the second time this tech course has been offered. We have a green house full of plants and a garden planted in the south courtyard. Most of our seeds and supplies have been donated by local farmers and the Aylmer Garden Centre. All plants, mostly vegetables, will be shared with students and staff. (Editor: Not publicly available)
MENNONITE NETWORKING CONFERENCE
Next Monday is the 15th annual Mennonite Networking Conference to be held at the EEC Complex from 8:15 to 4 pm. Keynote speaker is Rev. Bill Wiebe on Low German Mennonites in Latin America. Workshop presenters include: Julie Berry on the Aylmer Library Low German Childrens’ programs, Abe Wall, EESS Vice Principal, Anne Wall of Child and Family Services, and Avril Saunders-Currie and Wendy Crocker on their recent visit to Mexico.
EESS OFSAA SOCCER SCHEDULE
EESS Girls will play in the 20-team OFSAA Soccer tournament in Hamilton beginning Thursday. They are seeded first in their 5-team pool. On Thursday they play Robert Borden of Ottawa at 9 and Henry Street of Whitby at Noon. Friday they play Lockerby of Sudbury at 8 am and Belleville Centennial at 11 am. Quarterfinals are later Friday and the semis and finals are Saturday.
AYLMER FARMERS MARKET?
Mary Jane Lampman (Contact: 773-7124) reports she is still trying to organize a Farmers Market for Aylmer and is looking for Vendors and Craft Dealers to go on Fridays from 4-8 pm.