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November 2012 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

Para Nordic Program Receives $2,000 Donation...as Charter Member Memorial Dedication!  On October 20th Whitefish District Lions Club and the Manninen family made a special dedication to the late Lion Elmer (Ilmari) Manninen at Walden Cross Country Fitness Club.  A $2000.00 Donation and a plaque were presented to Patti Kitler Coordinator of Para Nordic Program. Mrs. Astrid Manninen, daughter Nancy and husband Bill Jacko attended the presentation- which included a demonstration of Para Nordic Training.

     Lion Elmer was a Charter Member of Whitefish District Lions Club for 44 years and a dedicated volunteer in his community-receiving the Helen Keller Award for highest achievement.

     All of his life he participated and attended competitions in cross country skiing, running, hurdles, and curling. He was a member of Jehu Sports for the Beaver Lake Skiing Club. Being a true outdoorsman made it appropriate that we direct funds to the Para Nordic Program. He believed everyone should have the opportunity for sports.

     The Whitefish District Lions Club looks forward to our continued Partnership with Patti Kitler and her Para Nordic Program. She and her volunteers work hard training the young people, building confidence and character. Visit Whitefish District Lions Page www.Walden-CAN.com

 

News from Walden Youth for Youth Centre! The WYFY Centre would like to extend a warm welcome to all youth ages 12-18 to attend and benefit from the programs and services offered this season.  Located in the lower level of Lively Citizen Service Centre, our hours are 2-8pm Monday through Friday. Our Staff includes June Gauthier, Krystle Beausoleil and Kelly Haner.

       Some of the fall/winter initiatives this year will include: a Canned Food Drive, fundraising for the Lion’s Club Christmas Telethon, Pet Save volunteerism & Adopt A Grandparent.  We will be introducing various “Learn to” programs such as WHMIS, Pet Care, Sewing, Photography and Photoshop, etc. and educational presentations – based on youth interests.

      Please note that on Fridays, the Citizen Service Centre closes its doors at 5pm, so please use our alternate entrance is at the rear of the building if you will be picking your child up. You can reach us at (705)692-1777. 

We look forward to continued growth and development here at the Walden Youth for Youth Centre.

 

Upcoming Events at Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club! Psychic Sampler II takes place Sunday November 4th at 10am.  Book an appointment to see one of three talented tarot and angel card readers.  A buffet lunch will be served followed by a meditation.  Unique mix of vendors will be on hand and the club bake table.

    Enjoy our Christmas Community Potluck-Tuesday, December 4th at 5:30 pm.  Bring your favourite dish.  On Wednesday, December 5th at noon, the Beaver Lake Club and Whitefish District Lions Club will be hosting our annual Seniors’ Christmas Luncheon. For details, call Eija Hietaharju, 705-866-1506 See more news on Beaver Lake Page www.Walden-CAN.com

                                      

Traffic Survey Fuels Math Lesson at Walden PS! Cathy Bryan's Grade 3 class and Heather Rowell's Grade 2/3 class at Walden Public School recently completed a traffic survey on Main Street in Lively. It was all part of a hands-on lesson in math. Students brainstormed possible vehicles they might see and then organized them into categories. They took their spreadsheets to the street in their quest to discover what type of vehicles they might sell if they opened a local dealership. When they returned to their classrooms, they began the task of tallying their results. "Students graphed their findings and interpreted their graphs," said Principal Lesley Fisher.  "The traffic survey supported their learning of data management, a strand of the math curriculum, in a fun and unique way."

See Rainbow School Board’ news on Schools Page www.Walden-CAN.com

What’s Happening!

Nov. 3, 4: Walden Art Club- Artists In Action, TM Davies CC, 11am-5pm both days. FREE Admission. Refreshments & Door Prizes.

Nov. 3: Walden Association of Fine Arts- Fall Art Exhibition & Sale, Fielding Memorial Park, 10am-4pm. FREE Admission. Refreshments

Nov. 10: Walden Cross Country Fitness Club’s Annual Ski Swap, 9am-3pm at Ski Chalet, Naughton. Call 705-692-2321

Nov. 10: ‘Rise Up Leadership-Youth Leadership Workshop, 8:30am-Noon, Sudbury Multicultural & Folk Arts Assoc., 196 Van Horne. Call 662-0310

November: Perogy Princess at 3 Craft Shows:  Meadowbrook Craft Show on Nov. 17 10am-4pm; Annual Rendezvous Craft Show at Penage Rd. Community Centre, Nov. 17,18 and Azilda Craft Show at the Azilda Arena/ Banquet Hall Nov. 11-12

Nov. 26: Walden-CAN Public Meeting, 7pm T.M. Davies CC Watch for details on www.Walden-CAN.com

 

 

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator

Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

October 2012 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

Pulling for the Cure’…Raises over $14,500! Launched in 2006 by the Walden Ladies Slo-Pitch League after a player was diagnosed with breast cancer, the idea of a tug-of-war competition was created and every year the ladies take an hour from their ball playoff weekend to support the Northeast Cancer Centre.   The event has since blossomed into a support system for members and families in the community who have used the facilities at the Centre.

    The competition took place on Saturday, September 8th and they were successful in raising over $14,500.00, making the total seven-year donation amounting to over $96,000.00!   Local companies including Xstrata Nickel and PowerTel were key to the success of this year’s event. Terry Callaghan and Mellaney Dahl from Q92 were the co-masters of ceremony and provided much humour and entertainment for the tuggers and spectators. The event also featured a grudge match tug-of-war between the Greater Sudbury Police Services and the City of Greater Sudbury Fire Department with the Police winning the battle.

     The tug itself is hard but so is the battle against cancer.  The success of our fundraiser is attributed to the Walden Ladies Slo-Pitch League which obtains corporate sponsors and prizes, pledges and, most importantly, participates in the symbolism of ‘Pulling for the Cure.’

 

Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society’s 6th Annual Fall Fair… a Huge Success! In spite of the cold, rainy, windy start for our Fall Fair on Sat. Sept 8th, 10am-4pm, it was a huge success again this year - with thousands of people attending. Families were still arriving at the fair at 3pm. 

     Our activities included: over 90 Art/Craft/Snack Food Vendors & Community Groups with activities, displays & demonstrations; a Farmers’ Market; Live Entertainment on our Outdoor STAGE; a huge Children’s Area- behind the Stable; small farm animals (miniature goats with babies, ducks, chickens, partridge, rabbits, a wild turkey); Whinnying in Life’s miniature horses & therapy dogs; a small Vintage Car Display & 5 Antique Tractors (2 from Hanmer & 3 from Azilda) & a boat display by Legend Boats. Our participants came from Walden, CGS and out-of-town and provided a wide variety of agricultural, art/craft, cultural, heritage & leisure activities for people of all ages to enjoy throughout the 14acre site.

        We couldn’t host this annual FREE community event without the long-term, enthusiastic support of: our Fall Fair Committee; Councilor Jacques Barbeau, City of Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Museums; our Business/Corporate/Media & Community Sponsors; 90+ Participants & Performers and our 150 Volunteers! Together we make a great TEAM!

     To learn more about our Fall Fair Sponsors, Community Partners & Volunteers visit www.Walden-CAN.com see AFMHS, Schools, Youth & Walden Lions Club Pages

 

33rd Annual Rendezvous Art & Craft Show at the Penage Road Community Centre! Rendezvous has earned a reputation for high quality handmade art/crafts/baking & preserves. There’s something for everyone. Local Finn ladies make pulla, preserves, rye bread plus hand-woven mats and recycled products. You’ll find pottery–decorative & functional;  fresh honey- from a local producer; photography-some framed; handmade cards; Christmas ornaments; knitted mitts, socks, toques and scarves; stained glass art and more.  This craft show is FREE. Come and enjoy the quaint ambience of our community centre; visit our ‘tea room’ and enjoy fresh baking.

     If you are an artist/craftsperson and would like to be a part of our Rendezvous or if you would like to volunteer to help, please call Neeltje at 705-866-0048.

     Rendezvous takes place Friday, Nov. 16th 7-9 pm; Nov. 17th 10-4pm; Nov. 18th 10-4pm. For details, please call Nancy at 705-866-2229

 

Chalet Attendants Needed by Walden Cross Country Fitness Club! To work at the WCCFC Chalet during the 2012/13 ski season. Evening, daytime and weekend shifts are available. We are seeking front counter staff who have very good oral and written communication skills, cash and debit transaction abilities, computer skills, familiarity with WCCFC trail system, cross country ski experience (in both classic and skate techniques) and knowledge of waxing and ski rental fittings. Bilingualism is considered an asset.

     Interested applicants can e-mail a resume to waldenxc@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is October 25 at 5:00 p.m. We welcome all applicants: however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

     Painting Bee ...Volunteers Needed Oct. 26, 27th! Volunteers with painting skills are needed to help refresh the inside of our Ski Chalet this fall. We are planning a painting bee during the day on Friday Oct. 26 and again on Saturday October 27. If you can contribute some time during this period, please contact us at waldenxc@gmail.com.

 

Busy Fall...at the Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club! The Beaver Lake Quilting Club (Call Karen 866-5098) & Euchre start Oct. 3rd; Yoga starts Oct.6th (Call Robert 866-5168) and there is a Steak Dinner & Auction on Oct.27th. You can take a Smart Serve Training Course Nov.7th but you must Pre-Register by Oct. 20th (Call Brenda 866-2919). The Vermillion River Stewardship meets once a month- on 2nd Wednesdays. (Call Linda 855-1677) And Regular Club Meetings take place the 1st Tuesday of the month. New members and ideas are always welcome!

 

Lively Heritage Arts Guild Annual Quilt, Craft, and Collectibles Show! Sat. Oct.20th 9am-3pm Kinsmen Hall, Lively. Unique, hand-crafted items and baking (including Finn Bun) will be on sale. Free admission! Enjoy some Christmas shopping, the penny table, Quilt Raffle (for local charity), and door prizes in the cozy atmosphere of the hall. Light lunch will be available for purchase. For more information, call (705) 692-1442

 

Walden Association of Fine Arts 9th Annual Fall Exhibit & Sale! Sat. Nov.3rd 10am-4pm meet Barry Bowerman, Debra Lynn Ireland, Jean Kulmala, John Kulmala, Sue Lampinen & Royce Simpson at Fielding Park Pavilion, Fielding Rd.– off SW Bypass. Free Admission.  Refreshments served. Details, call Barry 692-3029

 

 

 

 

.2012 Sept Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star.pdf

 

July, 2012  Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

Walden Mountain Bike Club...Hosting Ontario Cup #5 July 8th! The CGS and Walden Mountain Bike Club have partnered with Chico Racing to host the Ontario Cup Cross-Country Mountain Bike Series at the Naughton Ski/Bike Trails. The Ontario Cup is a seven-race series with stops all over Ontario, including the Provincial Mountain Bike Championships. 500 racers are expected to participate-including Olympians. This is a huge accomplishment for WMBC… the only Northern Ontario stop on the circuit. Watch the Ont. Cup Trailer on www.waldenmbc.ca

 

WMBC will host an Open house at Naughton Trails June 8th, BBQ, music, free guided tours. For details contact Rob St. Marseille at 705-665-2089

Family, Fun & Fitness Too! Sudbury Fitness Challenge Mountain Bike Tour hosted by Walden Mountain Bike Club at the Naughton Trails, Sunday, July 29, 2012, Visit www.waldenmbc.ca for the Information + Registration + Course Maps

 

 

‘Rock The Farm’ FREE Concert & Farmer’s Market Series Kicks-Off July 4th! hosted by AFM Heritage Society and KICX 91.7FM from 4-8pm in Centre Court of the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively.

 

Come and shop at our mid-week ‘Rock The Farm’ Farmers’ Market 4-8pm on 8 Wednesdays in July & August. Buy produce & products from Farmers/Agri-Producers in: City of Greater Sudbury, Corbeil, Echo Bay, Ice Lake, Iron Bridge, Killarney, Nippissing, Noelville, Sturgeon Falls and Wahnapitae and art/craft from local Artisans/Craftsmen.

 

Our Farmers’ Market Vendors include: Herbert Fisheries, The Perogy Princess, Geo-Green Growers, Y’s Crystal Jewelry, Betty’s Brush & Lia Sophia Jewelry, Beadie Ayes Jewlery, CM Jewelry & Accessories and Northern Ontario Education & Marketing Inc- with produce/agri-products from Leisure Farms, Board’s Honey, Seguin Maple Syrup, Rose Valley Maple Syrup, Misty Haven Alpacas, Rocky Acres Farm/Just Ewe & My Kids, Grandpa’s Dream Worm Farm/Market Garden and Our Garden.  For details call Pat Marcotte, NOAFEM 705-694-5686

 

Come and enjoy our FREE Concerts, from 6-8pm - on the Outdoor STAGE beside the Barn. The atmosphere is very low key & relaxed- but the music really ‘Rocks The Farm’! Be sure to bring your own folding chairs or blankets; wear a hat & don’t forget your sunscreen! Come early and buy supper from our Hot/Snack Food Vendors: Rollin’ Doggies & Scoopy’s Ice Cream- with 15 % of Gross Sales supporting the AFMHS FREE events & projects. There’s plenty of parking on-site. For details call Les Burford, AFMHS at 705-692-5530.

 

Our 2012 ‘Rock The Farm’ FREE Concert Line-Up includes: July 4: Tom Fyfe & The Whiskey Rivers Blues Band and Stephanie Fyfe; July 11: Koraylssa Nisbett and Nolan Bell; July 18: The Tremonics; July 25: Darryl Orser; Aug.1: Jessica Lopatka with Jeff DeVlugt, Jimmy Sitkom & Cody Bishop; Aug.8: Naked Soul; Aug. 15: Benham and Aug.22: Northern All Stars

 

For details visit www.sudburytourism.ca www.Walden-CAN.com and listen to KICX 91.7FM Sudbury’s Hot New Country!

Tuesdays are Busy This Summer… at the Anderson Farm Museum! Come out and meet Curator Jim Fortin, AFM Summer Students, Doreen Ojala- Grow-A-Row Demonstration Garden and the Sudbury Weavers and Spinners Guild on Tuesdays in July and August. And have a tour of the heritage buildings, displays and exhibits throughout the 14 acre site at the same time.

 

Bring the children for Story Time from 10-11am. Meet members of the Sudbury Weavers & Spinners Guild in the Farm House from 10am-2pm and watch them demonstrate traditional weaving & spinning. Attend one of Doreen’s Grow-A-Row Demonstrations. Learn more about this garden project at  www.foodshedproject.ca  

For more information about the Anderson Farm Museum call 705-674-4455 Ext 4152 or visit www.sudburymuseums.ca

 

What’s Happening!

 

July 3-31: Every Tuesday- Stand Up! Program for Seniors- Turn Your Back on Falls, 2-4pm, Lively Public Library FREE Call 692-1667

 

July 7: Horticultural Society Hosts Rose and Perennial Show! 11am-4pm at New Sudbury Shopping Centre. Come out to see the competition of floral designs, perennial specimens, and photography and of course, to smell the roses!

 

July, Aug: Good Food Box…order on line www.goodfoodboxsudbury.ca or at the Lively Citizen Centre Call 688-3959

 

July 23-27: [Mon-Fri] Son Rock Kid’s Camp- Vacation Bible School. Trinity United Church, 8:30- 11:30am. Aged 4 and up. $25 per child Deadline for Registration is July 13th Call 692-4683

 

July, Aug: Camp Wassakwa, On Bass Lake near the Fairbanks Provincial Park turnoff. Children 5-13. Day camp activities include camp skills and games, wall climbing, canoeing, sailing, archery, overnights and special event days. Bus transportation is included with registration. Please call 671-CITY (2489) or visit www.greatersudbury.ca.

 

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coord. Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

June Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

5 New Sponsors Support AFM Heritage Society... Annual Events & Projects!      It’s exciting to announce 4 new AFMHS Sponsors of two of our Annual Events: Legend Boats will be sponsoring our 1st ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert on July 4th featuring Tom Fyfe & The Whiskey Rivers Blues Band and Stephanie Fyfe and our 6th Annual Fall Fair. Jennmar Canada will sponsor our 7th ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert on Aug. 22nd –featuring Benham and our Fall Fair. Walden Today will provide over $1,000 In-Kind Advertising of all our 2012 FREE Community Events at the Anderson Farm Museum (AFM). And Battistelli’s Your Independent Grocers will be sponsoring our Fall Fair BBQ- for the next 5 years! Without such generous support the AFMHS would not be able to meet the increasing costs of hosting our Free Annual Events at the AFM, in Lively. [News Release –with Quotes- to be posted on www.walden-CAN.com & www.URSudbury.com ]

      And we’re thrilled to announce that the Retired Teachers of Ontario [RTO] have approved a $4,000 Service to Others Grant to AFMHS towards our Partnership Project– to build a new Kitchen in the Stable at the AFM. The new Kitchen will have significant impact on the future use of the Stable- by the AFM, the AFMHS, community groups, families & individuals etc- in Walden & the CGS.  See RTO News Release + Photo on AFMHS Page www.Walden-CAN.com

     For other AFMHS News see www.Walden-CAN.com or www.sudburytourism.ca call Gwen Doyle, CIO AFMHS at 704-692-3021

 

Milkweed and Monarchs...a Vital Partnership! It's spring again! And the Monarchs are on a fascinating journey from their winter getaway in Mexico. This exhausting migration of over 3,000 miles to Northern Ontario is made annually. Once they have arrived to their destination, they need to eat and lay eggs. What not many people know is that the Milkweed plant is the only food source for the Monarch caterpillars to eat in order to grow and become marvellous Butterflies!

      If you want to ensure the future of these beautiful creatures, plant and protect Milkweed. Not only will you be enriching the good of the planet but you will have a pretty flower to spruce up your garden and the Monarchs will thank you! 

       For more information you can visit www.savethebutterfly.com and facebook or contact me at Andrea@SaveTheButterfly.com Andrea Solski

 

Walden Seniors and Pensioners News! The Walden Seniors and Pensioners have had another very busy and eventful year. The Year End BBQ and Potluck (salad or dessert) will be hosted on June 20th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm for the members at the Seniors Centre. Come out and join in the fun and great food. Help to celebrate another successful year of Walden Seniors sharing enjoyable times together. You can register by calling 692-5591 or stopping by the front desk.

 

Ladies Golf in June. The "Gail Tilson Memorial Award Golf Tournament" will be held on June 14th. The Colonial Golf Club in Chelmsford will host the day with the ladies meeting for tees offs at 9:15. Mark this day on your calendar and come out for a good time. Lunch and prizes following. For more information or to register please call Bev at 692-3975.

 

Some programs will be continuing during the summer. Cards, both Euchre at 6:30 pm on Thursdays and Bridge at 1:00 pm on Mondays and Fridays will carry on throughout the summer.

 

Foot Care continues to be an important part of seniors’ lives. Staying active is key to being fit and enjoying activities that are available. Hella is here at the Seniors Centre every 3rd Thursday and provides Special Foot Care. For appointments, please call 692-5946.      Have a safe and fun summer.

 

Walden Lions Club Thanks Capt. Lochschmidt, Walden Irish Army Cadet Corps! For many years, the Walden Irish Army Cadet Corps has been a positive influence, in the lives of local youth. At the present time the Corps numbers thirty one Cadets. This year there will be a touch of sadness mixed with the pride of a job well done as Capt. Jim Lochschmidt retires after 22 years of service. The Walden Lions wish him all the best. See Photo of $500 Cheque Presentation to Walden Irish towards purchase of Band equipment on Walden Lions Club Page of www.Walden-CAN.com   Lion Claire Hobden  WE SERVE

 

Walden Lions Club Member Receives Top Award: International Guest Speaker Lion Haynes H. Townsend, Past International Director presented Zone Chair 14 central, Walden Lions Club Secretary, Lion Claire Hobden with the 4th highest award in Lionsium -The International President's Certificate of Appreciation Award- at the 2012 District A5 Lions Convention, Sault Ste. Marie. The award is In Recognition of Distinguished Achievement in Fulfilling the Mission of Lions Club International and to Affirm the Appreciation and Gratitude of the Association. Congratulations Lion Claire Hobden!

 

What`s Happening!

 

Learn to Play the Steel Pan! The Northern All Stars Steel Pan in collaboration with the CGS offers FREE Tutoring at Downe Playground Recreation Centre, New Sudbury. All ages welcome. Call Suhailyah at 705-692-3906

 

Walk For Arthritis! June 10th Fielding Memorial Park. Registration at 10am. Bring your Dig. 1km or 5km

 

Senior Star! Wed June 20th 2 pm at the Parkside Centre. Free tickets can be picked up at Meadowbrook. Kelly Anne O'Connor 705-692-1832 ext 203

 

Juhannus Midsummer Celebration! June 23 Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club. Iona Reed Trio will be playing their passionate Latin Tangos, rumpus polkas & sweeping waltzes. Refreshments will be served with Finn suuola kala sandwiches & sima. There will be a Giant Bake Sale. Sudbury

 

Horticultural Society Hosts Rose and Perennial Show! Saturday, July 7 11am-4pm at New Sudbury Shopping Centre. Come out to see the competition of floral designs, perennial specimens, and photography and of course, to smell the roses!

 

 

 

 

June Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 602-3021

 

Lifting the Spirits of Children with Cancer’ We're hosting a fundraiser for Camp Quality ‘Lifting the Spirits of Children with Cancer’ on May 4th at the 1500 Pub, 1500 Regent St. S., 9:30pm to 1:00am.

     Our featured performer will be Chuck Jackson, Multiple Maple Blues Award Winner and lead singer - harmonica player for the Downchild Blues Band, and Chuck Jackson and the Allstars. www.chuckjackson.com. Chuck will be performing with Tommy Fyfe and the Whiskey River Blues Band. Also on the bill will be The Travellin' Medicine Show.

      Tickets are $15 and available at the 1500 Pub, Records On Wheels, and Northridge Credit and Savings on Lasalle Blvd. This will be a terrific evening of entertainment for an important cause!

 

Exciting Events at Walden Public School in May!

Kindergarten News: On May 3rd, we will be hosting our Welcome to Kindergarten event from 9-10:30am.  Please call the school at 705-692-3602 to register your child for this opportunity to participate in fun learning activities and a ride on the school bus- for children who will be 4 years old prior to December 31st, 2012.  To register your child for school in September, please bring the following documents to the school:  proof of immunization, birth certificate and health card.

 

Best Start Hub's Early Learning Preschool Program:  This 8 week program starts May 1st, every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9-11:30am until June 21st.  If you have a child who is eligible to start Kindergarten in September, please call the Best Start Hub at 705-682-9619.

 

May 3rd Stan Peltier, a First Nations teacher, with the Rainbow District School Board, will host Medicine Wheel teachings on our beautiful outdoor Medicine Wheel located by our front doors.  All students will participate on a class by class basis.

May 4th students will participate in Jump Rope for Heart.  Walden is the top school in Northern Ontario for fundraising for Heart and Stroke Foundation. Principal Fisher has challenged the students to exceed last year's amount of $15,000.  If students surpass last year's total, she will kiss a pig in front of all students in the gym!

May 7th classes will celebrate "Music Monday" by performing a variety of songs in the gym, under the leadership of music teacher, Stacey Foy.  

May 9th from 9:30-11:30am, several Rainbow District schools will attend the annual Walden Public School Battle of the Books tournament in the Walden gym. May 11th the choir will perform for the residents of Meadowbrook Retirement Living. Lesley Fisher, Principal, Walden Public School (705) 692-3602

 

Mothers' Day Dinner May 12th at Penage Rd. CC! Our annual Mothers’ Day Dinner has been taking place at the Penage Rd. Community Centre for more than  25 years  now. It is one of our KEY fundraisers for the centre.

     The food is homemade and served buffet style. The charge is $10.00 per adult; $5.00 for ages 6-12 and FREE for the young ones. Our Seniors will also be hosting a Live Auction. If you want some fun, fellowship and good food then register with Russ at 705-866-5656 that you plan to attend. We hope that you will join us May 12th from 5-7 pm.

 

‘Walden Watershed Wellness’...Working Together Towards a Sustainable, HEALTHY Environment! Walden-CAN’s FREE Environmental Conference on April 21st was a huge success thanks to the support of:

Our Sponsors & Community Partners: Councilor Jacques Barbeau, Vale, Lively District Secondary School, the City of Greater Sudbury, Battistelli’s Your Independent Grocers, Culligan, The Sudbury Credit Union, Walden Animal Hospital, Hia Media, Lively IDA, Walden Medicine Shoppe, AMEC, Jim’s Portable Toilets, Tim Hortons Lively, Walden Home Hardware, Walden Today and 1st Waters Scouting Group.

Our Speakers: Dr. David Pearson, Franco Mariotti, Dr. Gerard Courtin, Dr. Charles Ramcharan, Linda Heron, Paul Sajatovic, Nick Benkovich, Stephen Butcher and James Baxter-Gilbert

Julie Ozawagosh, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Elder who closed our conference by sharing teaching about the ‘Water Walk’ and blessing the water.

Our Conference Committee: Walden-CAN, members of Community Groups/Lake Stewardships/LDSS, Franco Mariotti and Dr. Gerard Courtin

Our local Media who helped us promote our FREE Environmental Conference.

And people of all ages who participated in ‘Walden Watershed Wellness’.

  “...The enthusiasm of the participants was inspiring...it was a great learning experience for everyone...I’m sure that the knowledge & awareness of how our watershed works will encourage people to protect & work collaboratively towards keeping our watershed healthy for future generations” Neelje Van Roon, Chair Walden-CAN

 

What’s Happening!

May 1st: Early registration for 1st Waters Scouting Group. We are accepting youth from age 5 and up and looking for adult volunteers. Don Dodds, 1st Waters Scouting Group 705 692-4885

 

May 20: Walden-CAN Annual general Meeting, 7pm, the Stable, Anderson farm Museum. ‘Brief’ Annual Reports, Election of Walden-CAN Executive & Guest Speaker

For more information see www.Walden-CAN.com

 

May 26: École St-Paul's 2nd Annual Giant Rummage Sale, Sat. May 26th 9am-3pm in the school gymnasium. All funds collected will go towards student activities. For details, please call Charles de la Riva, Directeur, École St-Paul 705-692-4696

 

May 26: Fish & Chip Take-Out at Trinity United Church, Noon – 6 pm. Dinner includes: Manitoulin Whitefish & Cavendish French Fries, Coleslaw, Tartar sauce & Lemon Wedges. Pre-ordering is requested to guarantee your dinner. Tell your friends to give us a call! Looking forward to seeing you. Call Doug & Patti – 705-692-0608

 

 

Walden-CAN May 2012 Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

Walden-CAN FREE Environmental Conference- ‘Walden Watershed Wellness’! You don’t have to live in Walden to be concerned about protecting our Watersheds. You don’t have to live on a lake or beside a river to be concerned about water quality or wastewater. You don’t have to be a member of a lake stewardship group or service club, community group, church or school to participate in our FREE Environmental Conference ‘Walden Watershed Wellness’, Sat. April 21st from 8am-2:30pm at Lively District Secondary School BUT you do need to Pre-Register. We need to know how many people are coming to provide the FREE refreshments & ‘Brown Bag’ Lunch for everyone and to coordinate logistics/equipment needs.

      Topics for our environmental conference include: Understanding Watersheds- Plenary Session, Dr. Dave Pearson; Is Your Greenspace Protected? Franco Mariotti & Professor Gerard Courtin; What’s The Dam Problem on the Vermilion? and Collaborative Watershed Management- Linda Heron & Paul Sajatovic; Blue-Green Algae & Lake Stewardships- Dr. Charles Ramcharan; Invasive Species & the Impact on Sudbury Watersheds- Stephen Butcher; Water Quality & Wastewater- Nick Benkovich and Reptiles & Amphibians Conservation: Citizen Science- James Baxter-Gilbert.

      Pick-up one of our Pre-Registration Form/Fact Sheets at the Lively Citizen Centre; print it from our website www.Walden-CAN.com & mail to Walden-CAN PO Box 4273, Lively, P3Y 1N3 or email completed forms to waldenenvironmentalconference@gmail.com Call 705-866-0048

 

‘Vera Wulff’...at Thorneloe University! one of three plays which will be staged Thursday, April 5th, 7pm at Thorneloe University's Ernie Checkeris Theatre. The plays- approximately 30-40 minutes long- are produced by the students in the Fine Arts Program. Admission is FREE.

     The Story behind the Play- ‘Vera Wulff’: Vera Wulff was born in Copper Cliff and served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps during the Second World War. The author, Kelsey Rutledge, researched the material while a student Tour Guide at the City's Anderson Farm Museum.

     It’s a riveting look into the lives of 3 Sudbury women and their experiences during World War II- conveyed their letters. It’s a historical show demonstrating Sudbury's strength and spirit during one of the most difficult times in human history. Call Thorneloe University 705-673-1730

 

Walden Art Club’s 42nd Spring Show & Sale! The Walden Art Club has been busy refurbishing our display panels and other equipment in preparation for our 42nd Spring Artist show and Sale, April 21st, 22nd from 11am-5pm, at the Walden Arena, Lively. This year all our artists will be painting or drawing as well as displaying their works. There will be a Children’s Play Area, Community Painting, Refreshments and Door Prizes. Free Admission.

    If you are interested in drawing or painting at any level, we would be happy to have you join our club. We meet on Saturday mornings at the Ben Moxam Community Centre...to paint, share ideas and have demonstrations on various techniques etc.  For more information you can call 705 692-7612.

 

AFM Heritage Society 2012 Call For ‘Rock The Farm’ Vendors! For our 4th Annual ‘Rock The Farm’ FREE Concerts & Farmers’ Market series on Wednesdays, 4-8pm, in the Centre Court of the Anderson Farm Museum.

       ‘Rock The Farm’ was so successful last year- averaging 250 people per concert [6-8pm] plus people at our Farmers’ Market [4-8pm]- that this year we are hosting 8 events: July 4, 11, 18, 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22.

       This year we are inviting Artists & Craftsmen to join our Farmers/Agri-Producers– as Vendors in our Farmers’ Market area.

      Vendor’s FEES are $200 to rent space for the 8 events. Rain or Shine! Space is limited. Deadline for Registration is May 1st. For details, call Gwen Doyle, 705-692-3021 or Pat Marcotte 705-694-5686. Watch for Updates on AFM Page of www.Walden-CAN.com

 

9th Annual Walden Association of Fine Arts [WAFA] Spring Show and Sale! Sunday, April 22nd, 10am-4pm at Fielding Memorial Park Pavilion.

     We heartily invite everyone to join us for some refreshments to discuss art and view the newest works by the group.  This will be WAFA’s second spring show following the passing of our dear colleague Cheryl Battistelli.  Her spirit in our group lives on and there will be some of her work on display in her honour. FREE Admission. We look forward to seeing you there.  For more information, call Sue Lampinen at 705 522-8068.

 

Spring Events at Penage Rd. Community Centre! April 28th Earth Day Road Clean-Up: 9am Penage Rd. CC. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing. Gary will allocate your 1 km of road. Call Gary 866-5190 or Russ 866-5656. Please report any road clean-up which you are doing on your own.

      May 5th Flea Market: 8am-1 pm To rent a TABLE call Russ 866-5656 asap. Refreshments will be available. New and old stuff and baking too!!

     May 12th Annual Mothers' Day Dinner Fundraiser:5-7pm For Tickets call Russ 866-5656 Adults $10.00, Youth 6-12 $5.00 and Under 5 no charge. Make this your Mother's Day outing for great food!! There will be a Seniors Silent Auction. To donate for Silent Auction call Laila 866-0189.

 

14th Annual Coffee House at Trinity United Church! Whether it's poetry, duets, local music or not, it's a great evening out and always has great music. Mark Sat. April 14th 7 pm on the calendar because you won't want to miss it!  $5 Admission Munchies will be available. See you there!

 

Annual Spaghetti Dinner at R.H. Murray Public School! Join staff and students Tuesday, May 8th from 5-7pm.  Dine in or stop by for take-out! Adult $5 and children $3. Contact the school for tickets or talk to a Murray Muskie that you know.  All meals include spaghetti, a beverage and dessert. Hope to see people there. Danielle Williamson, Principal 671-5942

 

Dessert Social for Pet Save! Sun. May 6th 1-3pm, Kinsmen Hall in Lively. Admission $3.00: Silent Auction, Door prizes, Baking, Crafts, Collectibles, and Yard Sale items. All proceeds toward the caring of abandoned cats and dogs in our community. Call 705-692-3319

 

Walden-CAN April 2012 Column for The Sudbury Star, Gwen Doyle 692-3021

 

‘Walden Watershed Wellness’…Walden-CAN Environmental Conference! On Saturday, April 21st Walden-CAN and Councilor Jacques Barbeau will be hosting our FREE Environmental Conference- ‘Walden Watershed Wellness’ from 8am – 2:30pm in Lively District Secondary School.

Topics for our conference include: Understanding Watersheds [Plenary Session], Is Your Greenspace Protected? What’s The Dam Problem on the Vermilion? Blue-Green Algae & Lake Stewardships, Invasive Species & the Impact on Sudbury Watersheds, Water Quality & Wastewater and Reptiles & Amphibians Conservation: Citizen Science.

Our Facilitators/Speakers include: Dr. Dave Pearson, Franco Mariotti, Dr. Gerard Courtin, Dr. Charles Ramcharan Linda Heron, Stephen Butcher, Nick Benkovitch and James Baxter-Gilbert

Everyone is welcome to attend our FREE Environmental Conference but you must Pre-Register to participate so that we can work out all the logistics & determine the costs etc well ahead of the conference. All refreshments and a "Brown Bag’ Lunch will be provided for our Registered Participants.

Watch for our Pre-Registration Form/Fact Sheets at the Lively Citizen Centre or print a copy from www.Walden-CAN.com or save to File , complete From and email to waldenenvironmentalconference@gmail.com For details call Neeltje Van Roon, Chair, Walden-CAN at 705-866-0048

Fung Loy Kok-Taoist Tai ChiTM! Since ancient times, Taoists have been renowned for the cultivation of health and harmony in both body and spirit. To make the benefits of this tradition available to people everywhere, Master Moy Lin-shin, a Taoist monk, in 1970, made the Taoist Tai ChiTM arts available to all. Since then, members in 27 countries have found these arts to be profoundly effective for people of all ages and abilities.

We invite you to experience one of our classes for yourself and discover a genuine path to health and well-being. Enjoy the many benefits of the Taoist Tai Chi™ arts in classes offered in Sudbury, Lively and Manitoulin Island. We invite you to contact us about classes for yourself and discover a genuine path toward health and well-being. Call 705-688-0111 or visit www.taoist.org

March Break… ‘Sock Puppet Workshop’ at Anderson Farm Museum! The Anderson Farm Museum (Main Street, Lively) will be hosting a FREE Sock Puppet Workshop for children ages 7 and older, at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 13 and again on Thursday March 15. Use your imagination to decorate an old sock with buttons, yarn or fabric to make your puppet unique. Registration is required as space is limited. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please register online for the preferred session with the Programs and Events Calendar at www.sudbury.library.on.ca or call Connie at 705-673-1155 ex 4758. Contact Jim Fortin, Curator at 674-4455 ex. 4152 jim.fortin@city.greatersudbury.on.ca

The Lively Heritage Arts Guild…Annual Crafters’ Market! Saturday, April 28th from 9am-3pm,the Kinsmen Hall, Lively. Find previously loved Fabrics, Crafting Supplies and Equipment, Wool, Kits, Crafting Books and Magazines and more at ridiculously low prices! Enjoy Coffee or Tea and Treats while browsing. Free Admission. Call Contact Ellen at 705-692-5631 or Hermina at 705-692-1442

What’s Happening!

March 3: Dinner Theatre- ‘A Life’ by Renaissance Productions- at Trinity United Church, in Lively. Doors open at 5:30pm. Spaghetti Dinner at 6pm. Tickets $20 each. Call 692-4683

March 12: Waters WI Meeting, 2:15pm, Naughton Community Centre. Guest Speaker is Anne Marie May-‘Organizing & De-cluttering’. Details call Elsie 692-5357

March 19: Walden-CAN Public Meeting, 7pm at Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club. The official Launch of our 2012 Environmental Conference-‘Walden Watershed Wellness’. Come out and learn more about our FREE one-day conference. Pick-up your Pre-Registration Form/Fact Sheet. Councilor Barbeau’s Update. Guest Speaker to be confirmed. For details call Neeltje at 866-0048 See www.Walden-CAN.com

March 23: Walden Snow Runner/Broder Dill Snowmobiles 5th Annual Snowmobiles Family Social Fundraiser, 6pm at Long Lake Legion. Chicken & Spaghetti Dinner Tickets $25 each. For Tickets contact Joanne/Dave Santi 692-0846 or Murray Baker 866-5301

March 24: Spring Thaw Dinner/Dance hosted by Lake Panache Campers Association at Tom Davies Community Centre. Cocktails 6pm, Dinner 7pm. Tickets $40 each. Call 677-5509

March 2012 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator

 

18th Annual Penage Road Women’s Institute Friendship Morning! Saturday, February 11th, at St. Christopher’s Parish, in Whitefish (Reg. Rd.#55). Everything begins at 9 am with coffee and fresh muffins. The morning is going to be full of fun and prizes as we welcome: Jennifer Michaud or Co-Worker- who will educate the group about Ontario Telemedicine Network; John Lindsay and John Gauls- who will speak on some of the challenges that seniors are facing in 2012 and Koralyssa Nisbett, student of Lively District Secondary School- who will entertain us with her musical talents. In addition everyone will enjoy a ‘Trunk Show’ by the Sudbury Quilters Guild. At 12 noon, homemade soup and desserts will be served for all to enjoy.

Tickets are $12 and are available by calling 705-866-2145 or for more information Elaine at 705-866-2918.

Special Valentine...Good Food Box! "According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, eating 4 to 10 servings of vegetables and fruits everyday may help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. The Good Food Box/Boite de Bonne Bouffe program which is available at the Lively Public Library and Citizen services center wants to help you do just that! This not for profit program is available to anyone who loves to eat fresh vegetables and fruits but would like to pay less then at the grocery store. Each month, we order the best available fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices and pass those savings along to you.

February is around the corner and Valentine’s Day should have you thinking about the organ of love- your heart! For $15 or $7 you can get $24 or $12 worth of fresh healthy produce. Head to the Library and citizen services centre to buy yourself or someone you love a special Valentine by February 8th, and you can pick it up at the same location on February 15th. The Good Food Box program wants to spread the healthy heart love!" Amanda (Collins) LeClair, Good Food Box Coordinator 705-222-0406 goodfoodbox@spcsudbury.ca www.goodfoodboxsudbury.ca

Walden Winter Carnival February 9, 10, 11 & 12!. This year’s carnival events include some of our regular attractions and as always new ones. The Helicopter Rides will be back again this year; a Petting Zoo featuring exotic animals and farm animals will be on the grounds of the arena. Science north will be bringing their Mobile Science Team for shows on the 11th & 12th. Muskoka Wood Carving will be carving wildlife figures with chain saws on the grounds of the arena.

The carnival will have a larger presence at the Anderson Farm Museum site this year with: box car races, demonstrations from the local Trappers Association, Science North's demonstrations and a ‘Sliding Party’ for the Kids –hosted by The Walden Lions Club- on Feb. 10th.

There will be plenty of outdoor food choices again: Rocky Mountain chocolate, New Orleans pizza, Northern Ontario Kettle Corn and upstairs at the arena the popular Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning, and hot food choices throughout the day.

The Comedy Night will as always be a sell-out on Friday night (so buy your tickets early).

The Walden Winter Carnival now has a Facebook page so you can post your ideas. The Carnival website www.Waldenwintercarnival.com is updated weekly as we approach the carnival dates. The schedule for the carnival is available on our

site as well as information on how to be a volunteer for the weekend. We gladly help with the accumulations of your volunteer hours.

Magical Paws Pet Therapy is a service which allows volunteers and their pets to visit nursing homes, retirement homes, long term care facilities, day centers for mentally and/or disabled adults and palliative care centers. We also partner with the library’s Reading Tails program where children read to a furry buddy.

On Monday, February 27th from 6:30pm to 8pm, Magical Paws be will presenting "WHO LET THE DOGS IN" at Pioneer Manor in their Winter Park. We welcome the public to come out to meet the dogs and learn more about the therapeutic benefits of pets.

Jim Fortin, Curator...Public Presentations in Naughton & CGS!

Feb. 2: 1pm at Parkside Centre For Life- ‘An Imaginary Streetcar Ride Through Sudbury’…Sudbury history along the electronic streetcar route. For details, call Parkside centre 705-673-6227.

Feb. 14: 7:30pm in Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Room, Naughton Community Centre- ‘Sudbury Prospectors’. For details, call Ruth Debicki 705-522-5140

What’s Happening!

Feb. 4: Snowarama For Easter Seals at Colonial Inn, 28 Cedar St., Coniston. Pledge Drop-Off 9am-2pm; Ride 10am-2pm; Lunch Noon-3pm. No Snow...We still Go! For Pledge Forms or to join Walden Sno Runners, Please contact Bill Gillespie 705-692-5532

Feb.21: Walden-CAN Public Meeting, 7pm Multi-Purpose Room, Naughton Community Centre. Call Neeltje Van Roon, Chair Walden-CAN 705-866-0048

March 2: Our Friendship Centre hosts its Annual Chili Lunch, in the Kinsmen Hall, from 9:00am-1:30om. Join us for delicious Chili- eat with us or take-out. For more details or information about Our Friendship Centre please call, Cathy Oja at 705-692-3072

March 3: Dinner Theatre at Trinity United Church, Lively. ‘A Life’ presented by

Renaissance Productions. Door Open at 5:30pm. Spaghetti Dinner at 6pm.Tickets

$20 per person. For Tickets call 705-692-4683

February, 2012 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN

 

Jan Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

Walden-CAN Column…7th Year Sharing News in The Sudbury Star! 7 years ago, when I walked into The Sudbury Star to deliver our first News Release- announcing the newly formed Walden-Community Action Network-Don MacDonald, City Editor happened to come out of his office at the same time. After explaining about the various CANs being formed in the CGS, I asked him if Walden-CAN could have some space in the monthly Walden Page of The Sudbury Star. Don surprised me, by offering us space for a Monthly Column- if we guaranteed to provide him Copy every month. The rest is history!

    Thanks to Don MacDonald and The Sudbury Star for generously providing Walden-CAN with the opportunity to share information about activities, issues/concerns, meetings, projects & programs of the communities of Walden for the last 6 years. We really appreciate your Long-Term Sponsorship!

                                   Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN

 

3 Artists… Passion for Plein Air Painting!  During the month of January, three artists, dubbed “The Outsiders”, will have an art exhibition and sale at Fromagerie Elgin, downtown Sudbury. The work on display is unedited. They are true plein air sketches, not touched later to correct “mistakes” but left, as is, to tell their own intimate stories of the artist’s responses to the landscape. For the art lover, this is a great opportunity to view a unique and insightful look into the artist’s world.  For the art student, a visit to this original show will give opportunity for critique and open discussion on the use of the elements of design and benefits of a direct approach to painting.  

      Join Debra Lynn Ireland, Sharon Preen, and Susan Lampinen for “The Outsiders” opening reception at Fromagerie Elgin located at the corner of Cedar and Elgin Streets on January 5th from 5 to 8pm. We hope you will experience the joyous abandon taken in creating these sketches and celebrate the honesty and romance of the plein air genre with us.                                         

     See unedited Article ‘Passion for Plein Air’ by Sharon Preen and Photos of sample plein air sketches on http://www.walden-can.com/the_arts.htm

‘Grease’…at Lively District Secondary School Jan.11-14! Students and staff at LDSS are gearing up for the upcoming production of Grease. The opening date for the musical is just around the corner, and Ms. Corinne Yantha and the rest of the cast are busily preparing for what is sure to be a fantastic show! Both the Intermediate and Secondary divisions at LDSS will be putting on performances. Grease takes to the stage January 11th through to the 14th, with Secondary performances on January 11th and 13th at 7pm, and Intermediate performances in January 12th and 14th at 7pm.

     Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and are available at the main office at LDSS by calling 705-692-3671, or at the Lively IDA Pharmacy at 605 Main Street in Lively. We hope to see you out at the show!

Walden Public School…hosting Kindergarten Registration Night!  Thursday, January 26th from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  All parents of children who are age 4 or 5 prior to December 31, 2012 are invited.  We offer English and French Immersion programs in one of the most environmentally-friendly schools in North America.  Come and meet our Kindergarten staff, participate in small group activities and learn more about our facility and programs.  Please bring your child's birth certificate, health card and proof of immunization to register.  Contact Principal Lesley Fisher at 705-692-3602 for more information.

4 New Long-Term Business/Community Sponsors…announced by Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society! During our official Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Dec.10th, Brain King, President, AFMHS had some exciting news to share with the 1,000+ people who joined us at the Anderson Farm Museum.

“…The AFM Heritage Society has two new Long-Term Business Sponsors – who have generously offered to sponsor our FREE Community Events at the AFM- for the next five years: Tim Hortons Lively will sponsor our annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration and The Sudbury Credit Union will sponsor our annual ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert/Farmers’ Market Series.”

“…And we have two new Long-Term Community Sponsors- who have generously offered to work with us on community events and projects at the AFM- for the next five years: The Walden Lions Club will help us coordinate our annual Christmas Tree Celebration and The Walden Seniors and Pensioners Workshop will provide at least 100 volunteer hours and up to $250 for supplies/minor repairs annually…This will help us significantly with our planning for the next 5 years!”  Brian King, President, AFM Heritage Society

     2011 was an exciting year for the AFMHS thanks to the enthusiastic and dedicated support of Councilor Barbeau, City of Greater Sudbury, Greater Sudbury Museums and our Long-Term Sponsors/Community Partners and 100+ Volunteers and our new Sponsors: Vale, My Sudbury, KIXC 91.7FM, Q92, 105.3 EZ Rock, CTV, Alek Luopa, student-LDSS, Hia Media, Morris Modular, Dr. David Morris- Dentistry, Lively Pharmacy & Gift Shop, Walden Animal Hospital, Legend Boats and Rollin’ Doggies. http://www.walden-can.com/anderson_farm_museum.htm

What’s Happening!

Jan. 15: Walden Minor Hockey Association Semi-Annual Meeting, 7pm, upstairs in TM Davies Area. To learn more visit http://www.waldenminorhockey.com/

 

Jan. 23: A Special Meeting concerning a Review of the Official Plan, 7pm Council Chambers, Tom Davies Square.  The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to express any views they might have regarding the City’s Official Plan. For information re: Official Planning Review call Growth and Development Dept. 705-674-4455 ext 4295 or visit www.greatersudbury.ca/officialplan

 

Jan. 24,25: Junior Kindergarten Registration at Ecole St. Paul, 9am-4pm. Details contact Charles de la Riva, Principal, 692-4696

 

Jan. 24,25: The Superhero in You- Volunteer Management Training, Lionel E. Lalonde Centre. For details contact barbaranott@persona.ca

 

Walden Mountain Bike Club to Host 2012 Ontario Cup and Canada Cup MTB Events: Read the latest WMBC news on http://www.waldenmbc.ca/

 

Jan.2012 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star by Gwen Doyle 692-3021

 

Dec. Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration! The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society, Councilor Jacques Barbeau, Tim Hortons Lively and The Sudbury Credit Union invite you to join us Saturday, December 10th 6-8pm, at the Anderson Farm Museum for a magical Christmas community celebration. Everyone is welcome!

     There will be indoor & outdoor activities for everyone: our Official Tree-Lighting Ceremony; School Choirs/Glee Clubs from Ecole St. Paul, R.H. Murray PS & Walden PS + Solo Performances by Jessica Lopatka, Lively District Secondary School; Greater Sudbury Firefighters Choir + Christmas Float; FREE Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Apple Cider, Christmas Cookies & Candy; Santa Claus + Santa's Helpers + Vintage Toy Display; Greater Sudbury Volunteer Firefighters Crew & Fire Trucks; FREE Rides in Horse-Drawn Wagon and sliding & winter fun for kids!

     Non-Perishable Food Donations will be collected for the Greater Sudbury Firefighters Choir Annual Food Drive.

     Although there is No Public Parking at the Anderson Farm Museum, there is plenty of space available at the T.M. Davies Arena Parking Lots and along the side streets. Please do not park your vehicles along Regional Road 24.

      Special thanks to our Volunteers- Walden Seniors Woodworkers, Walden Lions Club, Alek Luopa, Student-LDSS [who designed our Poster], Forbes Stoodley, our MC, Walden-CAN, LDSS’ Student Council and AFMHS family & friends.

      We hope to see you Dec. 10th- outside the Stable at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively. Call Gwen Doyle 692-3021 or see www.Walden-CAN.com

 

Walden Youth Share in the Spirit of Christmas! Our Walden Youth have been busy showing their Christmas Spirit.  They participated in the recent Santa Claus Parade on Saturday November 19th.  They have been preparing gifts for their “Adopt a Grandparent” program for a list of specially selected seniors at Meadowbrook Retirement Village.  They will also be seen canvassing down the streets of Lively for the Lion’s Club Christmas Telethon during the last week of November.  You can see them make their presentation live on Telethon Night-which is Saturday December 3, 2011.

      What a pleasure it is seeing youth participating in outreach programs within the community.  You know you are doing something right when there are young folks signing up to get involved in programs that require giving of themselves.

      The Walden Youth for Youth Centre would like acknowledge the ongoing support that the Walden-CAN, and Councilor Barbeau have been showing to the local youth.  For more information call the WYFYC at 705-692-1777

 

Christmas Events at Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club: A Christmas Pot Luck Party takes place on Dec. 6th at 5:30 pm and a Seniors’ Christmas Party on Dec. 7th at Noon- sponsored by Whitefish Lions Club and Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club. For details call Robert Luopa, 705- 866-5168

 

Christmas Events at R.H. Murray PS: Our 2nd Annual Christmas Feast at R H Murray PS takes place on Dec. 14th at 12:30pm and our Christmas Concerts on Dec. 20th – with performances at 1:30pm and at 6pm.  For details call Danielle Williams, Principal at 705-866-5942

 

December Events at Ecole St. Paul: A Mass takes place on Dec. 21st at Ste-Anne Church in Sudbury- followed by a Christmas Lunch in the community hall for the whole school. We host our Christmas Caroussel on Dec.22nd, with a Concert - followed by arts and crafts- to be done with parents, grandparents and family friends. And Tuesdays from 7-10pm, everyone is welcome to play table tennis with members of the Sudbury Smashers Table Tennis Club. For details call Charles de LaRiva, Principal at 705-692-4696.

 

December is ‘Lively’ at Lively District Secondary School! Mark these dates on your calendar: Dec. 1: Candy Cane Classic; Dec. 9: Winter Wonderland Dance; Dec. 10: 5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting at AFM; Dec. 15: Rick Hansen Event; Dec. 21: Intermediate Concert and Dec. 22: Secondary Concert. For details call 705-692-3671.

 

What’s Happening!

 

Dec. 10: Wild at Heart Craft Show- 95 White Rd. from 10am–4pm. Baked goods, crafts, Wild at Heart merchandise.

 

Dec. 14: Walden Srs. & Pensioners Christmas Dinner for members and guests. Social Hour 4:30pm Dinner 6pm Tickets $12 members/$14 guests. Call Seniors Centre at 692-5591

 

Dec. 18: Christmas Concert at Bethel Baptist Church (97 St. Pothier Road, Whitefish) 6:30 pm - Drama, carols and goody bags for the children. For details call Pastor Rob Weatherby at 705-866-0847

 

 

 

Dec. Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, 692-3021

 

November 2011 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

2012 Walden-CAN Environment Conference in the Works!  On Monday, November 28th Walden-CAN is holding a ‘Brain-Storming’ Meeting at 7pm, in the Stable at the Anderson Farm Museum- to discuss ideas/suggestions and to determine public interest in hosting an Environment Conference in April or early Mary 2012. Everyone is welcome to participate! If you want more information or plan to attend, please call Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN at 692-3021.To learn more about some Environmental Issues in Walden see http://www.walden-can.com/environment.htm and http://www.walden-can.com/vermillion_river_stewardship.htm

 

VERMILION RIVER TROUBLES! Thank goodness the rains have come to wash the Blue-Green Algae out of the Vermilion River system.  This outbreak was a first on the Vermilion, and a wakeup call for many of us who live along its banks and rely on it for our daily supply of fresh fish and water.  

     With climate change upon us, a broken environmental assessment process and a provincial government bent on developing the north, it’s time to re-examine our priorities, and consider the cumulative effects on our lakes and rivers.

     A Blue green alga outbreak poses a serious threat to human, animal and aquatic life. Most forms of water treatment only release its toxins and increase the threat.

    Please get involved and support your local lake stewardship group to help protect our lakes and rivers.  Our rivers are our lifeline. We need to take care of the water, for without clean water there will be no life.  Our future generations are depending on us. Linda Heron, Chair-Vermilion River Stewardship http://VermilionRiverStewards.ca

 

News from Penage Rd. Women’s Institute: Our next WI Meeting will be held at the Penage Road Community Centre on November 23rd at 7 pm. Come and make a craft under the direction of Kathy Heikkila. Everyone is welcome to join us! See you there! 

         

Women over 21, living in Walden West (west of Blueberry Hill), and returning to secondary or post-secondary education- after a two or more – are eligible to apply for the Penage Rd. WI’s Allie Gemmell Memorial Bursary for Mature Students. Application Forms are available at the Lively Citizen’s Centre/Public Library or by calling Margaret LaFramboise 705-866-2775 or Pat Brunne 705-866-2145. Deadline for Applications is Dec. 2,2011.

       

For more information about the WI, please call Elaine Hull 705-866-2918

 

Artists’ Hand-Painted Bras…Raising Funds for The Sisterhood of Hope! During the Northern Artist Getaway Painting Convention in Sudbury there will be an uplifting evening of fun – at the Auction of Hand-Painted Bras- Nov. 11th at 8pm, in the Sudbury Holiday Inn. Artists from coast to coast painted these Bras to raise funds for the Sisterhood of Hope [helping women living with Cancer]. You can view the Bras at www.wendysway.ca

 

Greater Sudbury Firefighters Choir Christmas Season Itinerary! November & December are busy times for the GS Firefighters Choir. Watch for them! Listen to them! Nov.6th- decorating their float @ Chelmsford Fire Hall; Nov.10th - Carolling in Copper Cliff [starting at CC Fire Hall]; Nov.12th- 7pm at Sudbury Warm Hearts @ Howard Johnson Brady St.; Nov.13th - Carolling in Lively [starting at Lively Fire Hall]; Nov.17th - Carolling in Garson [starting at Garson Arena]; Nov. 19th – The Santa Claus Parade; Dec.3rd - CTV- Lions Children’s Christmas Telethon and Dec.10th - Float & School Choirs at Anderson Farm Museum – a part of AFMHS 5th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting Celebration.      Pat O’Link, District Chief, GSFF Choir Executive

                          

‘I Wanna Feel Good’ Conference, Nov. 11th – 13th! AEG Designs, For a Better Tomorrow and Naturally Healed have come together to deliver our ‘I WANNA FEEL GOOD’ Conference, www.iwannafeelgood.ca November 11th to 13th at the Days Inn- bringing together 26 keynote/workshops presenters addressing personal, professional & spiritual growth and expansion.

 

The Conference’s vision is to gather like-minded people from different walks of life to come together and explore that “feel good feeling” and to share a genuine interest in personal, professional and spiritual growth and expansion- a perfect blend of education, entertainment and group activities.

 

Details call Nadia Morin, Conference Director 705-507-9292 or Thecla Rose, Conference Manager 705-822-1946  www.forabettertomorrow.ca

 

Be a Part of Sudbury Selections, Nov. 25-Jan. 8, 2012…a chance for Sudburians to determine the combination that unlocks the vault to the Art Gallery of Sudbury’s (AGS) permanent collection; the annual opportunity for Sudburians to curate their own art exhibit.

 

With 200 works to be chosen, the AGS invites sponsors to select artwork that speaks to you. This year all sponsorships are $100. Our selection presents a depth of holdings from many artists, including Bruno Cavallo, Daphne Odjig, Tom Thomson, Franklin Carmichael, Carl Beam, Andy Warhol and Ivan Wheale and so many others.

 

Sudbury Selections is an excellent opportunity everyone to view internationally known works of art; an opportunity for individuals, businesses and organizations to sponsor these pieces and help fund Sudbury’s most valuable cultural asset, the Art Gallery of Sudbury!

 

For more information about how to be part of Sudbury Selections at AGS visit www.artsudbury.org or call 675-4871

 

Nov. 16: Walden Sno Runners AGM, 7pm at Kinsmen Hall. Election of officers.

Nov. 21: Walden-CAN Public Meeting, 7pm at Penage Rd. CC. Everyone is welcome to join us. Topics include: Changes to Bay St. Water Tap and Blue-Green Algae in Vermilion River System. See  www.Walden-CAN.com

 

 

Lively Native Hits High Note at Home and AbroadAngela Evans, formerly known as Angie Nussey, is back after a two-year sabbatical from the music business to create and record an album and launch a speaking career and is ready to begin a unique month-long tour that will see her perform in Washington (D.C.), Montreal, Sudbury and New Jersey sharing her stories and songs of hope.  She speaks, writes and sings of SHE…Self-respect, Hope and Empowerment.

In Washington, Angela is the lone Canadian of four international artists invited to perform at the Global Woman Summit. A three-day event comprised of various educational topics concerning women, headlined by such influential celebrities as Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Private shows in Montreal and New Jersey will fill out Evans’ whirlwind fall and she will also be making an appearance in Sudbury- as a Keynote speaker at the “i wanna feel good” conference in November.

Her new musical album, “Still Hope”, is available through all major retailers across Canada as well as internationally via major digital distributors. “I wanted to create music that can make you feel good while still holding true to the issues and values that I see as being the at forefront of change,” insists Evans. “It’s one thing to hear words of inspiration – it’s quite another to tap your feet to them.”  See www.officalangelaevans.com

Rainbow Board officially opens Walden Public School – a model in sustainability! Rainbow District School Board marked the official opening of its second green school on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Walden Public School, in the heart of Sudbury West, offers excellence in education in English and French Immersion to 500 students from JK to Grade 6 in a 49,247 square foot state-of-the-art facility. The school also houses a daycare.

“With this new school, we are committed to building a carbon neutral facility, where the energy that is used is equal to the energy that is produced,” said Rainbow District School Board Chair Tyler Campbell. “We are well on our way towards achieving this vision and are delighted to have an opportunity to share our success story on the international stage.”

Area Trustee Gord Santala commended the Walden Public School community for supporting the new green school. “Staff, students and parents embraced our vision. With support from the Ministry of Education, we were able to turn our vision into reality, giving students access to the best programming possible in quality school facilities,” he said.

Ameresco Canada has been a long-term proud partner of Rainbow District School Board and we commend the board on their greening efforts,” said Mario Iusi, President, Ameresco Canada Inc. “This project is one of significant importance that places not only Rainbow District School Board, but also the Ontario education system on an international stage and we are proud to have been part of it.”

Green features at Walden Public School include geothermal heating and cooling systems, radiant floor heating, displacement ventilation, energy efficient fixtures, occupancy sensors, waterless urinals, a wind turbine and photovoltaic panels. The school is also equipped with the latest in smart technology, engaging students in dynamic learning opportunities.  Lesley Fisher, Principal, Walden Public School (705) 692-3602

Walden Youth For Youth Centre…Up & Running Again! The staff at the Walden Youth for Youth Centre (WYFYC) would like to welcome youth ages 12-18 years to our 2011-2012 season. We are located in the lower level of the Lively Citizen Service Centre/Library at 15 Kin Drive. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 2-8pm. 

One of the prerequisites for high school graduation is to successfully obtain 40 hours of volunteer work. The Youth Centre has worked in partnership with your school in the past offering opportunities to accumulate required volunteer hours.  Come out to the Youth Centre and take advantage of the many in-house activities offered daily. Get involved in making a difference in your community and gain school credit. Remember that volunteer opportunities are experiences that can be included in your resume as you go out looking for part time jobs!

“…Our WYFYC piano needs some maintenance and needs to be tuned. If there is a piano-tuner in CGS who would be willing to donate their time to tune our piano that would be greatly appreciated.”

Contact June Gauthier or Curtis Zinger- Coordinators, WYFYC (705) 692-1777

Tree Planting…Walden Lions Club in Partnership with Junction Creek Stewardship and St. James School!  International President Wing-Kun Tam is challenging Lions around the world to plant one million trees this year to demonstrate the strength of our global network. As of September 2,015,230 million trees have been planted.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12th, from 9-11am, The Walden Lions Club - in partnership with the Junction Creek Stewardship and 40 students from St. James School, Lively - are participating in this global challenge and will be planting 1,000 trees to help our environment and help cool down Junction Creek's waters around the Fielding Memorial Park area.


”…Wildlife communities including mammals, birds, turtles, frogs and other amphibians and 12 species of fish (creek chubs, finescale daces, common shiners, brown bullheads and fathead minnows etc) will benefit directly by our planting a thousand trees near Junction Creek in Fielding Memorial Park.” 

                                              Claire Hobden, 692-4490. Lions Motto, "We Serve"  

 

What’s Happening!

Sept.30, Oct.1, 2:  Beaver Lake Annual Fall Fair For details, see Beaver Lake Page of www.Walden-CAN.com or call Brenda 705-866-2919

Oct.1, 2: 21st Annual Sudbury Arts Tour, 10am-5pm- Visit 57 Artists at 22 Studios throughout the CGS. See www.SCARF.ca

Oct. 15: Lively Heritage Arts Guild- Craft, Quilt & Collectables Sale For details see Calendar of www.Walden-CAN.com

 

Sept. Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

Join Us in Lively Sept.10th for 5th Annual Fall Fair!

The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society & Councilor Barbeau invite you to come to Lively for our 5th Annual Fall Fair, Sat. Sept. 10th at the Anderson Farm Museum. FREE Admission! Opening Ceremony at 10am!

 

There is something for everyone on our 14acre site from 10am–4pm: Live Entertainment on our Outdoor Stage; 75 Art/Craft Vendors, Displays & Demonstrations; Farmers’ Market Area; small Farm Animals (goats, sheep, a calf, rabbits, chickens, quails etc); FREE Cart Rides by ‘Whinnying in Life’ Miniature Horses; Magical Paws Pet Therapy- dogs; Kanerika Farms- Therapy Llamas; Children’s Area (Face Painting, Fish Pond, FREE Cotton Candy); Sudbury District Kennel Club-Dog Agility Demonstrations; Pulling For The Cure…Tug-Of-War Contest; Walden Art Club- FREE ‘Hands-On’ Art/Craft Activities; Sudbury Classic Cruisers, Sudbury Corvette Club & Sudbury Street Rod Assoc.; 4  ‘working’ Antique Tractors; Sudbury District Weavers & Spinners- traditional weaving & spinning; Waters WI- Tweedsmuir History; GS Volunteer Firefighters & Fire Truck; GSPS Rural Response Unit & Cruiser; Walden COP Program Volunteers & Vehicles; Museum Tours/Exhibits/Videos; a BBQ–prepared & served by Walden Seniors & Pensioners Inc. (proceeds to support AFMHS) and much more!

 

This year Sudbury Transit is providing FREE Bus Rides to & from the Fair. Just tell the driver that you’re going to the Fall Fair at the Anderson farm Museum, in Lively. So park your vehicles and ride the bus to the fair.

 

Sponsored by: Greater Sudbury Museums, The City of Greater Sudbury, KICX 91.7FM, CTV, Vale, Q92 & 105.3 EZ Rock, Market Square, Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc., Northern Lights Festival Boreal, Hia Media, Alek Luopa, Student (Lively District Secondary School), Massey Agricultural Society, Battistelli’s Independent Grocers, Lively Pharmacy & Gift Shop, Walden Animal Hospital, Morris Modular, Dr. David Morris Dentistry, Jim’s Portable Toilets, Sudbury Hydro & Pinehill Lumber.

 

For details see AFM Page www.Walden-CAN.com or call Gwen 705-692-3021

 

Two September’ Events in Beaver Lake!

The  SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Beaver Lake Country Auction and Flea Market will be held on Sat. Sept. 17th at the Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club.  This outdoor auction will include a wide variety of items such as vintage farm implements and household items ranging from furniture to exercise equipment and kitchen accessories.  Indoors you will find the flea market tables loaded with all sorts of great items for even greater prices.  The canteen will be open for those who work up an appetite and need to fuel up.  So, if you’re a bargain hunter, make sure to come out to the Beaver Lake Country Auction and Flea Market on Sept. 17th, at 10am sharp. For more information or to book a table call Brenda at 866-2919

     

 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Our Beaver Lake Fall Fair takes place Sept. 29th, 30th, and Oct.1st.  Three days of good food and fun that is sure to get you and your family into the autumn mood. It all begins with a Jumbo Jackpot Euchre Tournament on Thursday September 29th at 6:30pm.  Then make sure to come Friday evening at 5pm for a delicious Spaghetti Supper with friends and music to entertain you. Of course, all are invited back for our famous Finnish Pancake Breakfast-which starts at 8 o’clock Saturday morning.  Then check out the Bake Sale for an amazing assortment of locally made breads, buns and pastries.  Crafters are invited to showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind creations on Fri. and Sat.  For more information or to book a craft table call Brenda at 866-2919.                 SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1Robert Luopa, Publicity, Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club

 

2011-2012 Year is here...For the Walden Lions Club! 

In September we will once again be participating in the 5th Annual Fall Fair and coordinating the Children’s Area- in front of the Creighton Log Cabin. We’ll have a Fish Pond, Candy Kabobs and Face-Painting and we will be giving away helium balloons and FREE cotton candy.

       

In October we’re partnering with the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee and hoping to plant 1,000 trees near Junction Creek by Fielding Memorial Park. We are hoping to partner up with one of our local schools.

      

Participating in more in community activities/projects/partnerships means we need more new members. If you have a bit of time on your hands and would like to become a Lion you will be welcome at any of our meetings. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month Fielding Park, 6:30 pm.  Come out and meet your local Lions. We Serve

 

‘Mini’ Sudbury Arts Tour Exhibit at T.M. Davies Square!

Meet some of the 57 Artists on our 21st Annual Sudbury Arts Tour; see them in action and view our ‘Mini’ Sudbury Arts Tour Exhibit, Sept. 12,13,14 at T.M. Davies Square 10am–4:00pm.     

  

         Sept. 12th - Artists from Studio 20: Christy A. Smith- impressionistic plein air artist, who experiences great joy while painting local landscapes of Sudbury and Studio 22: Debra Lynn Ireland- works with watercolor, acrylic & pastel- painting wildlife and nature

 

         Sept. 13th- Artists from Studio 12: Marilyn Clulow- Mixed media, fiberarts, contemporary quilting using fabric, paper, collage, metalwork, hand embroidery, beading etc. and Nicola Young- mixed media artist combining traditional and contemporary textures & techniques and Studio 6: Jim Cook- Landscape & wildlife painter in watercolour & acrylic; carver of realistically detailed birds & animals.

 

          Sept. 14th- Artists from Studio 18: Gwen Doyle- ‘Views from a Broad’-Landscape & Life- in pencil, pen & ink and acrylic; Bill Whittaker- Northern artist working in wood, soapstone and acrylic paints and Studio 19: Tyler Fauvelle- Sculptor who creates clay originals and pieces cast in bronze or other casting materials

 

          Watch for our Posters and pick-up one of our FREE Tour guides and start planning your Day-Trip on Sudbury Arts Tour, Oct. 1st, 2nd- as part of the National Culture Days experience. Details see www.SCARF.ca or call Ann Suzuki at 675-2933

 

What’s Happening!

 

Sept: R. H. Murray is happy to announce that we have Before and After School Care here at our school this year.  The YMCA is our provider and Melissa Pitfield can be reached at 705-673-9136 Ext. 2137 for registration information.

 

Sept. 22: A new 20-week Weight Watchers Session is starting in Lively, at Walden Day Care.  Call the daycare  (692-9719) for further details.

 

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

SUDBURY STAR ARTICLES

Come out and help us ‘Rock The Farm’ FREE August 3rd and 17th from 4-8pm- for the 4th and 5th events in our AFM Heritage Society summer series of 5 FREE concerts and farmers’ market at the AFM.


You can buy fresh produce and value-added products at our ‘Rock The FarmFarmers’ Market from 4-8pm, in the Centre Court area of the AFM from: Grassy Lake Apiaries, Just Ewe and My Kids at Rocky Acres Farm, Heart and Soil Gardens, Herbert Fisheries, Sucrerie Seguin Sugarbush, Geo Green Growers, Plain Jane Soaps from Spill the Beans Farm, the Perogy Princess and NOAFEM- with products from Our Garden, Johnson Twp Farmers’ Market and Leisure Farms. Rollin’ Doggies will be providing refreshments- with a % of sales donated towards supporting the AFMHS.

Call Michelle Fex, Chair, 'Rock The Farm' Farmers' Market Committee at 311.

Our 4th ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert will feature The Tremonics on Wednesday August 3rd from 6-8pm. Formed when local groups 'The Boomers' and 'Salisbury Road' sang together and completed by the solid bass line of Bill Evans and rhythm guitar glue of Bob Blais...The Tremonics speak to a time when music was filled with the joy of dreams, when the world was changing and growing and rock and roll was the backdrop to it all.

 

Our last ‘Rock The Farm’ Concert will feature The Northern All Stars Steel Pan Band on Wednesday August 17th from 6-8pm. The Northern All Stars offer a tropical experience with a vintage flavour of Soca, Calypso, Classics and Folk and an opportunity to dance to the music of the steel pan.


Our concerts are low key and relaxed. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair or blankets. Call Andrea Martin, Secretary, AFMHS 692-1493

 

Watch for our 'Rock The Farm' Posters! Listen to KICX 91.7 FM Sudbury’s Hot

New Country for Updates!

See www.Walden-CAN.com www.sudburytourism.​ca www.norontagrifood.​org www.mysudbury.ca/ma​rketsquare and www.sudburymuseums.​ca 

 

“Mini” Sudbury Arts Tour Exhibit at T.M. Davies Square Sept. 12-14, 10 am-4 pm.  Sept. 12 – Studio #20: Christy A. Smith and Studio #22: Debra Lynn Ireland; Sept. 13 – Studio #12: Marilyn Clulow and Nicola Young; Sept. 14 – Studio #18: Gwen Doyle and Bill Whittaker and Studio #19: Tyler Fauvelle.

 

The Sudbury Craft and Arts Foundation will be hosting its 21st Sudbury Arts Tour Oct. 1-2 from 10 am-5 pm at 22 studios located through 5 areas of the CGS.

 

Watch for posters for these events and pick up a free Sudbury Arts Tour guide.  Plan your day trip Oct. 1 and 2 as part of the National Culture Days’ experience.  See www.SCARF.ca .  Call Will Morin 705-561-8004.

 

Don’t forget our 5th Annual Fall Fair Sept. 10 at the Anderson Farm from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (or you’ll never forgive yourself, ‘til next year). It will be bigger and better than last year – with more arts and crafts, Farmers’ Market vendors, activities and demonstrations, free rides and goodies for the kids.  Get up close and personal with baby chicks and rabbits.  Have a conversation with a rooster.  It’s on a 14-acre site.  See the AFM page of www.Walden-CAN.com or call Andrea Martin Co-Chair Fall Fair at 692-1493 or Betty Budgell, Coord. Arts/Crafts vendors at 692-9356 or Michelle Fex, Chair Farmers’ Market at 3-1-1.

 

Food for Weevils.  The Eurasian Milfoil in our area lakes could soon be diminished.  Those tiny weevils have been loosed by the City to chomp away at this problem.  Special thanks at our end to Stephen Butcher and Jacques Barbeau, our Councillor.

 

Have a great August and don’t forget to wear your life jackets when boating.

 

 

 

July 2011 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

The Belanger Farms Will Host International Professional Cowboys! Saturday, July 9th at 7pm The International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA), presented by the Rawhide Rodeo Company will make The Belanger Farms in Azilda a stop on the 2011 professional rodeo season series- featuring Professional Rodeo Events, including Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding and much more!

 

Four Countries will be represented including top hands from San Paulo Brazil, the United States, Mexico and Canada, competing in the most dangerous event, Bull Riding.  All of the professional Cowboys and Cowgirls competing will be vying for coveted world championship points and tens of thousands in Prize monies.  The top 15 Cowboys and Cowgirls of the IPRA rodeo series will qualify for the International Professional Rodeo Finals held in Oklahoma City Oklahoma next January.

                                               

Portions of the proceeds from this event will help support The Greater Sudbury Volunteer Firefighters- whose charities of choice are: Camp Quality, Big Brothers and Sisters, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and The Sudbury-Manitoulin Children's Foundation.

 

For ticket information regarding the Azilda Extreme Rodeo go to www.greatrodeo.com, or call toll free at 1(866)-51-Rodeo.

 

‘Rock The Farm’ Wednesday July 6th and July 20th at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively at our ‘Rock The Farm’ FREE Concerts and new Farmer’s Market series from 4-8pm hosted by the AFM Heritage Society, Greater Sudbury Museums, Market Square, NOAFEM and KIXC 91.7FM.

 

Buy fresh produce and value-added products at our ‘Rock The Farm’ Farmers’ Market 4-8pm, in the Centre Court area from: Grassy Lake Apiaries, Just Ewe & My Kids at Rocky Acres Farm, Heart & Soil Gardens, Herbert Fisheries, Sucrerie Seguin Sugarbush, Geo Green Growers, Plain Jane Soaps from Spill the Beans, the Perogy Princess, NOAFEM with products from Our Garden, Johnson Twp Farmers’ Market & Leisure Farms. Rollin’ Doggies will be providing refreshments- with a % of sales donated towards supporting the AFMHS. Details call Michelle Fex, Chair Farmers’ Market 311

 

Help us ‘Rock The Farm’ at our FREE Concerts from 6-8pm with Darryl Orser on July 6th and Koralyssa Nisbet on July 29th!  Our FREE concerts are low key & relaxed. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair or blankets. Details call Darryl Orser, Chair RTF Concerts 705- 561-2762

 

For details see www.Walden-CAN.com www.mysudbury.ca/marketsquare  www.norontagrifood.org  www.sudburymuseums.ca  www.sudburytourism.ca

 

Listen to KICX 91.7 Sudbury’s Hot New Country for updates!

 

Ontario Horticultural Society…Celebrating 100 years! The Sudbury Horticultural Society will host the convention of the Ontario Horticultural Association from July 14th to 17th. 500 members from all over the province are expected to descend upon the Radisson Hotel with floral designs in hand.

Three days of business and merriment will include seminars, bus tours competition of floral design, specimens, photography and art, and so much more. The public is also invited to register. Check on line at www.agrowingexperience.ca or call Hermina Hubert (705) 692-1442.

 

Walden Artist prepares New Studio MAP…For 2011 Sudbury Arts Tour! Finding remote Studios on the annual Sudbury Arts Tour is often a problem. With such a large geographical area and so many talented artists spread around the CGS, Debra Lynn Ireland, a local wildlife and nature artist has volunteered her drawing ability and expanded her art into Cartography for the 21st Annual Sudbury Arts Tour.  

 

For the past few years her remote studio location in Beaver Lake has been difficult for the public to find on the arts tour due to the size and scale of most Sudbury maps. Like other artists in remote locations, her studio was never listed correctly on the Sudbury Arts Tour map.

 

When asked about how to find her studio, Debra’s answer was  “…Type Beaver Lake, ON into Google Maps… just follow the pointer and click on the balloon marker for the Street view photo, turn the photo South toward Ella Road and you’ll see my studio location.  “

 

This year, Debra took the task at hand and drove to many of the studios on the 2011 arts tour and then put pen to paper and created a new Studio Map for the Sudbury Arts Tour FREE Guide. With the new Studio Map it will be easy to find Debra Lynn’s Studio and all of the 22 Studios and 52 Artists on the 21st Annual Sudbury Arts Tour Oct. 1, 2 from 10am-5pm.

 

Debra is well known as a wildlife painter whose subject matter is everything from chipmunks to polar bears.  Her paintings have come from her experiences and her own wildlife photos. A collector recently requested a painting of a confrontation between a Golden Eagle and a Fox which they had seen on a holiday and now want a painting of this experience.  Other commissions have included people, pets, and buildings and now maps can be added to her portfolio.

 

For more information about 21st Annual Sudbury Arts Tour or Debra Lynn Ireland see www.scarf.ca Watch for our Posters! Pick-Up a FREE Tour Guide!

 

Exciting Events at the Anderson Farm Museum! Mondays: Treasure Talks 10am-Noon; Tuesdays: Story Time 10-11am and Spinning & Weaving Demonstrations in the Farm House 10am-2pm and Thursdays: Power (Point) History 10am. Open every day. Call Jim Fortin, Curator 705-692-4448

 

News from R.H. Murray PS!  Principal Danielle Williamson is excited to announce that “…We will have before and after school care available st R.H. Murray PS- effective September, 2011” For more information, please contact Melissa Pitfield, Directory of Childcare services, YMCA at 705-673-9136 ext 2137 or the school at 705-671-5942.

 

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator

Walden-CAN

 

Walden Cross Country Ski Club Athlete named to National Development Centre! The Walden Cross Country Fitness Club has been running its popular Youth Program for over 10 years. This year, grade 12 Lo-Ellen Park student Alannah MacLean enjoyed a very successful ski season, competing for Ontario at the Canada Winter Games, and winning medals at the Eastern Canadian Championships and the Canadian National Ski Championships. Alannah has now been invited to the National Development Centre in Thunder Bay. The Centre trains elite young cross country skiers to develop their potential as future National Ski Team candidates. Alannah is heading to Thunder Bay this summer to start a new chapter in her dream to compete at the national level.

To help support up and coming athletes like Alannah, the Club is holding their annual Yard Sale and BBQ on June 11 and 12th, 9 am to 2 pm. The Sale will be at the Club Chalet in Naughton. Hope to see you there!

9th Anniversary for ‘Golf For a Cure’ Tournament! On Friday, June 17th at the Lively Golf and Country Club. In its first eight years the tournament has raised $295,000 for the fight against cancer!

For an entry fee of $150, each golfer receives tees, early morning access to the Walden Driving Range with a free bucket of balls, a bag drop, green fees, electric cart, BBQ lunch, sumptuous dinner, boodle bag, hole competitions for cars, 4X4s, and other great prizes, plus a silent auction.

The format is a best ball scramble: men, women and mixed teams with separate prizes for each category- with Shotgun start at 12:30 pm.

We have a unique Pledge Score Reduction System for the tournament: a team score will be reduced by 1 point for each $100 the team raises through pledges. For instance, if a team raises $1000 in pledges, their team golf score is reduced by 10 shots before they even tee off!! The top ten individual pledge earners are entered in a draw with the winner going to TABOO – Mike Weir’s home course in Gravenhurst – for a Stay ‘N Play package during the 2011 golfing season. This would make a lovely Father’s Day present!

For information or to register call Bill Dopson, Chair- Organizing Committee (705) 692-0334 or w.dopson@netspectrum.ca

The Good Food Box…Looking For New Pick-Up Sites! The Good Food Box is a universal, not for profit program-which provides fresh vegetables and fruits below market price to anyone who wishes to order. With pick-up sites in Downtown Sudbury, Hanmer and Lively, we are actively looking for pick-up sites in other neighborhoods in CGS. This program is made possible with the sponsorship of NOHFC, Social Planning Council of Sudbury and the Sudbury District health Unit. For details about Good Food Box Program see www.goodfoodboxsudbury.ca

Inquiries re: hosting a pick-up site, please contact Amanda Collins, Good Food Box Coordinator at 705-222-0406 or email her at goodfoodbox@spcsudbury.ca

3rd Annual ‘Rock The Farm’ Free Concerts and New Farmers’ Market Series start Wednesday, June 29th at the Anderson Farm Museum. Tom Fyfe and the Whiskey River Blues Band kick-off our FREE summer concert series, outside the Stable from 6-8pm. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs.

And you can purchase local produce and value-added products at our new mid-week ‘Rock The Farm’ Farmers’ Market, in the Centre Court from 4-7pm.

Hosted by the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society and KICX 91.7 FM - in Partnership with: Greater Sudbury Museums, Market Square/CGS, Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc, LDSS & Hia Media. For Concert details call Darryl Orser 705-561-2762; Farmers’ Market call Michelle Fex at 311.

Watch for our ‘Rock The Farm’ Posters, designed by Alek Luopa, LDSS student & printed by Hia Media. See details on www.Walden-CAN.com

Walden Lions Club in Action! May 2011 was a busy month for our members: May 7th- participating in the Tim Horton’s Community Clean-Up- we picked up 20 bags of garbage, from 6th Ave., old Creighton Rd. and back via RR 24; May 14-26th spearheading a project with Jr. Kindergarten and Gr.2 French Immersion classes at Walden Public School- weeding and planting flowers in their Butterfly Garden and May 28th - having a Toll Gate for Guide Dogs at Battistelli’s YIG, Walden Home Hardware, the Royal Bank and other locations.

Lions are illuminating the world for millions of people who are at risk of vision loss through: corneal donation, eyeglass recycling, strategic partnerships and vision screenings for the public,. Other Lions services include: supporting Guide Dog schools; providing scholarships for blind students; supporting vocational training programs; facilitating self-help groups for the blind/visually impaired; furnishing talking books, Braille books, or large print books for a public library; supporting recreational activities and Lions Camps for the blind/visually impaired; providing white canes, braillers or computers and funding eye research. Our sight programs focus on causes of preventable blindness: Cataracts, Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, corneal blindness, River Blindness and Trachoma. WE SERVE

Walden Seniors and Pensioners Inc Elect New Officers! Executive officers for the next 2 years are: President-Doug Pappin, First VP-Bob McNabb, Second VP-Hans Gramman, Treasurer-Wendy Urbanski and Secretary-Marjorie Collie. At our May Dinner words of appreciation for many years of service were offered to John Robson and Heather Sandberg who have recently retired from their office.

The First Annual Gail Tilson Ladies' Golf tournament takes place June 9th. Please call Bev Lacroix at 692-3975. The Walden Seniors' Men's Golf Tournament takes place June 8th. Please call Ross Webber at 692-4511.

For further information call the Walden Seniors Club at 692-5591. We are offering free registration for the months of May and June and many of our activities carry on during the summer.

June Dates to Remember at Lively District Secondary School! June 9th -Secondary Graduation Ceremony; June 10th– P.D. Day (no school for students) and Prom; June 16th –21st – Secondary In-Class Exams; June 22nd (am)- Last day of school for secondary students; June 22nd (pm)- Secondary English Exams; June 23rd-28th – Secondary Exams; June 23rd – Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony; June 29th – Last day of school for Grade 8 students.

Have a great summer! First day of school for 2011-2012 year is Tuesday, September 6th. Leslie Mantle, Principal, LDSS

Open Garden Weekend! The Sudbury Horticultural Society holds its annual Tour of Gardens on June 25th, 26th. This is a self-guided tour of a variety of local gardens. Passports cost $10 each and are available at Holla's, Azilda Botanix, and Southview Greenhouses and Black Cat. Details call L. Hugli at 705-693-2476.

June 2011, Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator 692-3021

 

Walden Cross Country Ski Club Athlete named to National Development Centre! The Walden Cross Country Fitness Club has been running its popular Youth Program for over 10 years.  This year, grade 12 Lo-Ellen Park student Alannah MacLean enjoyed a very successful ski season, competing for Ontario at the Canada Winter Games, and winning medals at the Eastern Canadian Championships and the Canadian National Ski Championships.  Alannah has now been invited to the National Development Centre in Thunder Bay.  The Centre trains elite young cross country skiers to develop their potential as future National Ski Team candidates.  Alannah is heading to Thunder Bay this summer to start a new chapter in her dream to compete at the national level.

To help support up and coming athletes like Alannah, the Club is holding their annual Yard Sale and BBQ on June 11 and 12th, 9 am to 2 pm.  The Sale will be at the Club Chalet in Naughton.  Hope to see you there!

9th Anniversary for ‘Golf For a Cure’ Tournament! On Friday, June 17th at the Lively Golf and Country Club. In its first eight years the tournament has raised $295,000 for the fight against cancer!

 

For an entry fee of $150, each golfer receives tees, early morning access to the Walden Driving Range with a free bucket of balls, a bag drop, green fees, electric cart, BBQ lunch, sumptuous dinner, boodle bag, hole competitions for cars, 4X4s, and other great prizes, plus a silent auction.

 

The format is a best ball scramble: men, women and mixed teams with separate prizes for each category- with Shotgun start at 12:30 pm.

 

We have a unique Pledge Score Reduction System for the tournament: a team score will be reduced by 1 point for each $100 the team raises through pledges. For instance, if a team raises $1000 in pledges, their team golf score is reduced by 10 shots before they even tee off!! The top ten individual pledge earners are entered in a draw with the winner going to TABOO – Mike Weir’s home course in Gravenhurst – for a Stay ‘N Play package during the 2011 golfing season.  This would make a lovely Father’s Day present!

 

For information or to register call Bill Dopson, Chair- Organizing Committee (705) 692-0334 or w.dopson@netspectrum.ca

 

The Good Food Box…Looking For New Pick-Up Sites! The Good Food Box is a universal, not for profit program-which provides fresh vegetables and fruits below market price to anyone who wishes to order. With pick-up sites in Downtown Sudbury, Hanmer and Lively, we are actively looking for pick-up sites in other neighborhoods in CGS. This program is made possible with the sponsorship of NOHFC, Social Planning Council of Sudbury and the Sudbury District health Unit. For details about Good Food Box Program see www.goodfoodboxsudbury.ca

Inquiries re: hosting a pick-up site, please contact Amanda Collins, Good Food Box Coordinator at 705-222-0406 or email her at goodfoodbox@spcsudbury.ca

3rd Annual ‘Rock The Farm’ Free Concerts and New Farmers’ Market Series start Wednesday, June 29th at the Anderson Farm Museum.  Tom Fyfe and the Whiskey River Blues Band kick-off our FREE summer concert series, outside the Stable from 6-8pm. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs.

 

And you can purchase local produce and value-added products at our new mid-week ‘Rock The Farm’ Farmers’ Market, in the Centre Court from 4-7pm.

 

Hosted by the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society and KICX 91.7 FM - in Partnership with: Greater Sudbury Museums, Market Square/CGS, Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc, LDSS & Hia Media. For Concert details call Darryl Orser 705-561-2762; Farmers’ Market call Michelle Fex at 311.

 

Watch for our ‘Rock The Farm’ Posters, designed by Alek Luopa, LDSS student & printed by Hia Media. See details on www.Walden-CAN.com

 

Walden Lions Club in Action! May 2011 was a busy month for our members: May 7th- participating in the Tim Horton’s Community Clean-Up- we picked up 20 bags of garbage, from 6th Ave., old Creighton Rd. and back via RR 24; May 14-26th spearheading a project with Jr. Kindergarten and Gr.2 French Immersion classes at Walden Public School- weeding and planting flowers in their Butterfly Garden and May 28th - having a Toll Gate for Guide Dogs at Battistelli’s YIG, Walden Home Hardware, the Royal Bank and other locations.

    

Lions are illuminating the world for millions of people who are at risk of vision loss through: corneal donation, eyeglass recycling, strategic partnerships and vision screenings for the public,. Other Lions services include: supporting Guide Dog schools; providing scholarships for blind students; supporting vocational training programs; facilitating self-help groups for the blind/visually impaired; furnishing talking books, Braille books, or large print books for a public library; supporting recreational activities and Lions Camps for the blind/visually impaired; providing white canes, braillers or computers and funding eye research. Our sight programs focus on causes of preventable blindness: Cataracts, Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, corneal blindness, River Blindness and Trachoma. WE SERVE                             

Walden Seniors and Pensioners Inc Elect New Officers! Executive officers for the next 2 years are: President-Doug Pappin, First VP-Bob McNabb, Second VP-Hans Gramman, Treasurer-Wendy Urbanski and Secretary-Marjorie Collie. At our May Dinner words of appreciation for many years of service were offered to John Robson and Heather Sandberg who have recently retired from their office.    

The First Annual Gail Tilson Ladies' Golf tournament takes place June 9th. Please call Bev Lacroix at 692-3975. The Walden Seniors' Men's Golf Tournament takes place June 8th. Please call Ross Webber at 692-4511.

For further information call the Walden Seniors Club at 692-5591. We are offering free registration for the months of May and June and many of our activities carry on during the summer.

June Dates to Remember at Lively District Secondary School! June 9th -Secondary Graduation Ceremony; June 10th– P.D. Day (no school for students) and Prom; June 16th –21st – Secondary In-Class Exams; June 22nd (am)- Last day of school for secondary students; June 22nd (pm)- Secondary English Exams; June 23rd-28th – Secondary Exams; June 23rd – Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony; June 29th – Last day of school for Grade 8 students.

Have a great summer! First day of school for 2011-2012 year is Tuesday, September 6th.                                    Leslie Mantle, Principal, LDSS

Open Garden Weekend! The Sudbury Horticultural Society holds its annual Tour of Gardens on June 25th, 26th. This is a self-guided tour of a variety of local gardens. Passports cost $10 each and are available at Holla's, Azilda Botanix, and Southview Greenhouses and Black Cat.  Details call L. Hugli at 705-693-2476.

 

June 2011, Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator 692-3021

 

 

 

Good Food Box Sudbury…New Partnership with Lively Branch Public Library! Since late 2009, the Good Food Box Sudbury/ Boîte de Bonne Bouffe Sudbury has been providing fresh fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices in downtown Sudbury. Now it is also available at the Lively Public Library! It is a universal and inclusive not for profit program that runs like a large buying club for fresh fruits and vegetables, including at least one from a local farmer. Each month, customers pre-pay $15 (large) or $7 (small) for a box of fresh fruits and vegetables, valued at $20-25 or $10-12. To order your box, Bring $7 or $15 in cash to the Library by the second Wednesday of the month then pick up your Good Food Box on the third Wednesday of the month. For more information see our website www.goodfoodboxsudbury.ca or visit the Lively Public Library at 15 Kin Drive, Unit A, Lively Ontario. See Flyer on Eat Local Page www.Walden-CAN.com

2nd Annual Wild About Comedy Dinner, Auction and Comedy Show Saturday, May 7th! At the Radisson Hotel (85 Ste. Anne Road) in Sudbury. Comedians featured are from the Comedy Network program, Comedy at Club 54: Steve Cox, Brian Hope, and Roger Chandler! Live and silent auctions take place during the evening for: beautiful artwork, travel experiences, merchandise, and gift packages!  Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. and comedians following.

Tickets are $50 each, $95 for two, or $400 for a table of eight. Businesses will receive promotional opportunities for purchasing a table. Cash bar. Tickets are non refundable. Last year’s event sold out!  Call (705) 692-4478 to charge by phone, or e-mail samantha@wahrefugecentre.org. Find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/WildAtHeartRefuge

Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity located in Lively. In association with the Walden Animal Hospital, our centre has been providing veterinary care and treatment to orphaned, injured, or sick wild animals so that they may return to the wild for over 30 years. We have over fifty dedicated volunteers who provide daily animal care for the approximately 500 animals we receive annually – everything from songbirds to moose. Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre is the only registered wildlife rehabilitation centre in Northern Ontario (north of Parry Sound).

Supported by the Radisson Hotel Sudbury, Q 92 and 105.3 FM EZ Rock. All proceeds support Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre

Walden Cross Country Fitness Club Says Thanks! to all our members, volunteers, and the community for their support for this season.  We are proud of the results: an awesome, now fully functional new chalet and terrific trails that were enjoyed by all despite less-than-ideal weather.  We successfully hosted many school groups, and helped many youthful skiers to learn to ski or further develop their skills.  A great group of volunteers worked very hard to skillfully prepare and host a Provincial Midget Championships meet.

 

Walden Cross Country Fitness Club Youth Programs are in the planning stages to start up again May 3rd, 2011.

 

The Junior Development program meets Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 8:00pm. The program will keep your children active outdoors and develop new friends. Our Youth Racers program meet to train 3 to 4 times a week. The athletes will be building their strength, running, ski walking, and their roller ski skills. Our Para-Nordic program helps people with disabilities to get strong so they can enjoy the winter months on snow with their families and friends. This group meets Thursday evenings 6:15 to 7:30 pm.

    Contact Patti 705-692-3818.

Pirate-Themed Family Math Night Huge Success at Walden Public School on April 5th!  Families came decked out in their pirate costumes and followed their treasure map to experience a variety of math games throughout the school.  Walden P.S. is focusing on math learning this year as part of the School Improvement Plan.  Approximately 400 people attended the event and it was wonderful to see the children teaching their parents the "new math".

If you have a child who is eligible to start Kindergarten this year, mark May 2nd on your calendar!  Families who have already registered and new families are invited to our Welcome To Kindergarten event.  Parents will receive important information to help ease the transition of your child to school.  Please contact Principal Lesley Fisher at 705-692-3602 to register for our English or French Immersion programs and the Welcome to Kindergarten event.                 Lesley Fisher, Principal, Walden PS 692-3602

News From Walden Seniors & Pensioners Inc! The Walden Seniors and Pensioners have had another busy year. Members and friends have enjoyed card games, knitting groups, sing along, shuffle board, pool and conversation. Woodworking takes place at the Anderson Farm and they do amazing work. Stop by and check it out. And Walden Seniors volunteers helped out at the Fall Fair BBQ and had fun at the festivities.

The Ladies Auxiliary held a successful craft and bake sale and white elephant sale in April. Refreshments were served and were "delicious" as always. Money raised and crafts that are made go to help out various charities such as the Cancer Centre. Membership in the auxiliary is $1.00 for those who are members of the Seniors Club.

Absolutely scrumptious food and lively music created a festive atmosphere for a Christmas Celebration and a St Paddy's Day Party. Pot Luck dinners are popular through out the year and everyone brings their best dish.

The next Special Dinner will be held on May 18th, 2011. Tickets are available at the Seniors Centre or by calling the Walden Seniors Centre at 692-5591. Election of executive officers will take place at this time. Officers are elected for a two-year term. If you are interested in becoming involved in any capacity please call the Election convenor, Stan Savard at 692-3170 or the President, Doug Pappin at 692-4619.

Special Foot Care is available at the centre every 3rd Thursday morning and is open to everyone.

New members can join the Walden Seniors and Pensioners for free for the months of May and June. Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome. Call the centre at 692-5591 or visit the Seniors Centre at 15 Kin Drive, next to the Library (open most weekday mornings). Drop in, have coffee and conversation with some of Walden's finest citizens. You'll be happy that you did.

 

 

What’s Happening!

May 1: Pet Save Tea, Sunday May 1, in the Kinsmen Hall, 1-4 pm. There will be baking, penny table, silent auction and craft table...Admission: $3.00

May 7: Mothers' Day Dinner at Penage Rd. Community Centre from 5-7pm. Everyone is welcome. Come out for a home-cooked meal of ham, turkey, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salads and desserts. Admission is $10.00 per adult; $5.00 for 6-12yrs and free for ‘5 and under ‘.  Pay at the door. To Register please call 866-2989.

 

 

 

May 2011 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

April, 2011 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

Meet Volunteer Firefighters …April 2nd Open House at Fire Stations No. 5, 6 & 8 in Ward 2! The Greater Sudbury Fire Services Division has approximately 107 career staff and 350 volunteer firefighters who respond to approximately 4,600 emergence responses per year: structural, wildland and vehicle fires; ice/water rescues; vehicle extrications; land search and rescues; carbon monoxide and fire alarm calls and medical aid calls.

 

 “…On April 2nd, the public can meet some of our Volunteer Firefighters, learn about their on-going training and see the firefighting equipment in Fire Stations No. 5, 6 and 8 from Noon until 16:00 hours–or longer-if there are a lot of people!”                                                 District Chief, Mike St. Jean

 

At Fire Station No. 5 , 7A Serpentine St., Copper Cliff you can see: Pumper#5 1993 Spartan Metro Star/Fort Garry and Support#5 A Ford 350 Diesel van

 

At Fire Station No. 6, 25 Black Lake Rd., Lively (Built in 1969) you can see:  Aerial 6- 2005 American Lafrance Eagle, Tanker 6- 1999 GMC C8500/Almonte and Support #6 –Ford 350 Diesel van

 

At Fire Station No.8, 4895 Municipal Rd. 55, WhitefishEdit Fire Station No. 8 - 4895 Municipal Rd. 55, Whitefish section (Built 1967) you can see: Pumper 8 - 2003 Freightliner FL106/Superior, Tanker 8 - 2004 Freightliner FL80/Superior, Bush 8- 1983 Dodge Power Ram 350/Pierreville mini-pump and Rescue 8 - 1992 GMC/Grumman-Olsen step van rescue

 

April is Recruitment time for Greater Sudbury Volunteer Firefighters. Deadline for Application Forms/Packages is 4:40pm, April 21. Call Fire Secretary (Fern) 705-674-4455 ext 2777 Career and Job Opportunities at the City www.greatersudbury.ca

 

 

Call for Volunteers for Special Olympics Provincial Floor Hockey Championships! At Cambrian College on June 9, 10 and 11, 2011. The Greater Sudbury Police Service is proud to host this prestigious event, which will draw 24 teams from across Ontario, including one local team, adding up to in excess of 400 athletes, coaches and family members. These teams are vying for their opportunity to play in the national competition.

 

We need 400 volunteers for this exciting event to do a variety of jobs including fundraising, security, technical support, drivers, dispatchers, registration and hospitality. We will hold Orientation Sessions before the event so people can become familiar with what will be required of them. For a volunteer application and further information, visit our website at gsps.ca and follow the Special Olympics link.

 

 

2011 ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Concert Series…New Partners! New Radio Sponsor! The AFM Heritage Society is excited to be hosting our 3rd annual ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Series of 5 FREE Concerts, Wednesdays from 6-8pm, outside the Stable, at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively.

   

 “…Our ‘Rock The Farm’ Line-Up is confirmed- starting with Tom Fyfe and the Whiskey River Blues Band June 29th…We’re keeping our concerts series, low-key and relaxed–with everyone bringing their own chairs or blankets- but plan to add a few surprises this year! Watch for details.”

               Darryl Orser, Chair, 2011’Rock The Farm’ Concerts, 705-692-0703

 

Thanks to new Partnerships with: FarmOn Alliance/Eat Local Sudbury, Market Square/City of Greater Sudbury, Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education and Marketing Inc. and Greater Sudbury Museums we’re adding a new feature to our 5 Summer Events- a ‘Rock The Farm’ Farmers’ Market, in the Centre Court area, at AFM, from 4-7pm. If there is enough demand to proceed with our Market, it will offer locally grown produce and value-added products (jams, jellies, pickles, flavored vinegars, dry/canned goods from local producers).

 

 “…Our new ‘Rock The Farm’ market will be relaxed-with farmers/agri-producers selling their produce/value-added products from their vehicles or tents- a new, mid-week market location in Sudbury WestWe are currently recruiting for our Farmers’ Market series…Deadline for Applications is May 13th, 2011.Amy Hallman, Chair, ‘Rock the Farm’ Farmers’ Market

 

"With the increasing demand for locally grown produce, Market Square is exploring more ways to connect the consumer to the product.  By introducing a mid-week farmers market at Anderson Farm we are hoping to provide consumers with another chance to buy fresh produce and shop locally…Applications are now being accepted from local agri-producers and farmers. For more information visit www.mysudbury.ca/marketsquare."

                                                           Michelle Fex, Market Square Officer

 

If you’re interested in applying to be a Farmers’ Market Vendors please contact Amy Hallman at 705-855-5686, Michelle Fex at 311 or Pat Marcotte at 705-694-5686

 

And the AFMHS is excited to announce our new Partner & Radio Sponsor for the 2011 ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Concerts and Farmers’ Market- KICX 91.7 Sudbury’s Hot New Country…a wonderful opportunity for the AFMHS, our performers, Community Partners and volunteers!

                                                           Gwen Doyle, CIO, AFMHS 692-3021 

 

Congratulations to New Captain and Co-Captain of Walden Citizens On Patrol (COP) Program! Walden-CAN wants to congratulate Jonathan Schmitt of Lively, new Captain of Walden COP Program volunteers and Roger Schmitt new Co-Captain. Our specially trained Walden COP Program volunteers spend thousands of hours patrolling our neighborhoods to provide the 'eyes and ears' of the police to report suspicious, disruptive, and criminal behavior. We really appreciate their dedication to our communities.

                                               

What’s Happening!

 

April 3: Creative Minds Art Association, 2nd Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, 11am-4pm, Fielding Park Pavilion. Free Admission. Come and join us; view our unique art; chat with artists; refreshments in a beautiful park setting.

 

April 9,10: Walden Art Club, 41st Annual Spring Show and Sale, 11am-5pm, T.M. Davies Community Centre. Free Admission. Live Demonstrations, Door Prizes and refreshments. See Walden Art Club www.Walden-CAN.com

 

April 9,10: Barry Bowerman & Royce Simpson, 5th Biennial Art Exhibition and Sale, 10am-5pm, Brookview Room, Travelodge Hotel- portion of Sales, to benefit Maison Vale Hospice.

 

April 10: Come help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Sudbury Finnish Language School, at 2pm, at Finlandia Village, in the Palvelukoti Hall (Downstairs). There will be a Program, followed by Refreshments. Admission is FREE. Everyone is welcome! For details call Norma, 705-523-4429

 

April 17: WAFA, 8th Annual Spring Exhibition & Sale, 10am-4pm Fielding Park

 

April 28: Greater Sudbury Firefighters Choir will be Opening for the “Nylons’ Concert, in the Sudbury Secondary School Auditorium.

 

April 30: Christy A. Smith, ‘Spring Awakening’, 4th Annual Spring Art Exhibition and Sale, 10am-5:30pm, Fielding Park Pavilion. Meet the artist, see original art in watercolor, pastel, graphite and more. Free Admission

 

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN, 692-3021

 

Walden Cross Country Fitness Club…Hosts Ontario Midget Cross Country Skiing Championships, March 5th & 6th at Naughton Cross Country Ski Trails! This event will attract children between the ages of 10 and 13 years from across Ontario to participate in the activities.  The event will be held over 2 days of racing.  Saturday will start with an Individual Classic race in the morning, followed by a Skate-style Pursuit race in the afternoon.  A Banquet will be held Saturday evening to bring everyone together in a social atmosphere.  Sunday’s event will be Team relays where the children will compete together with their teammates for their home ski club’s honour.  The Championship events will be held at the Naughton Cross Country Ski Trails

This is the second time the Midget Championship has been hosted by the Walden Cross Country Fitness Club for Cross Country Ontario.  The race organizing committee is expecting 150-200 children to come and participate in the event. Contact Patti Kitler, 705-692-3818, pattikit@vianet.ca

Celebrating March Break at the Anderson Farm Museum! During the March Break, the City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums will be hosting a FREE Workshop …’How to Make Crafts from the past’ - for children ages 6 and up.

     Crafts of bygone days were very simple and made by hand with whatever material was available. Use your imagination to decorate an old sock with buttons, yarn or material to make your puppet unique.  Learn how to have fun with paper. Maybe make a paper sailor hat!

     This workshop will be held on Tuesday March 15 and again on Thursday March 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm in the Stable Building at the Anderson Farm Museum on Highway 24 in Lively. 

      Children under 12yrs-must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited. Registration is required. Please register at www.sudbury.library.con.ca   www.sudbury.library.on.ca.  Click on the Programs and Event Calendar and choose the day of the preferred session.

     Come join the fun!                                      Curator, Jim Fortin 672-4448

 

‘Nurses Without Borders’…Guest Speaker of Penage Rd. WI! Everyone is invited to join the Penage Road Women’s Institute, Sunday, March 20th at 2pm, for an information session at the Penage Road Community Centre.  Guest speaker, Mary Marrs, RN, BA, MA from North Bay will be speaking on her experiences in Brazil and Peru while volunteering as a nurse. Free admission – refreshments will be served Further information, please call Elaine at 705-866-2918

 

Broder Dill Snowmobilers & Walden Sno Runners Host 4th Annual Snowmobilers Family Social Fundraiser! A great way to complete the season! Thursday, March 24th at 6pm Caruso Club Chicken & Spaghetti

Dinner. Tickets are $25. Silent Auction, Even-Split Draw, Door Prizes & more!

Call Chuck Breath 522-9930, Broder Dill Snowmobilers or Dave Santi 692-0846, Walden Sno Runners

 

‘Icicle Hands’ Book Sale…to Celebrate Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month! Written by Naughton children’s Author, Cindy O’Neil,  ‘Icicle Hands’ is on sale March 1-31st for $7 plus shipping www.iciclehands.net/Ihbookpg.htl

 

2011 AFM Heritage Society Annual Fall Fair…is in the Works! Our 2011 Fall Fair Committee of 23 people- representing 17 Community Groups in Walden & CGS- has been busy setting-up Sub-Committees; revising art, craft & agri-food Vendor’s Registration Forms; confirming our line-up of Performers for our Outdoor STAGE and Community Partners re: displays, demonstrations, hands-on art/craft activities & presentations etc.

     Our 2010 Fall Fair was a huge success- with twice as many the on-site activities, performers, participants and 4,000 people attending- from Walden, CGS, Massey, Manitoulin Island, Wahnapitae and even the Sault.

     If you are interested in being an Art/Craft Vendor- in the Stable or outside with Tents, Vans in the Centre Court area, please contact Betty Budgell, Coord. Art/Craft Vendors at 692-9346 or budgierb@eastlink.ca. Space inside the Stable is limited. Vendor’s Fees are $25 per Table + 2 Chairs.

     If you are interested in being an Agri-Food Vendor-under the three 20’x20’ Tents provided by Northern Lights Festival Boreal- as part of our Farmer’s Market Area, please contact Amy Hallman, Chair, Farmer’s Market Committee at 855-4658 or farmon@eatlocal.com. Space under the 3 NLFB Tents is limited & Vendor’s Fees are $35 per Table + 2 Chairs. Once all space under the Tents is booked Agri-Producers must bring their own 10’x10’ Tents and pay a Vendor’s Fee of $25 per Table + 2 Chairs.

     Watch for 2011 AFMHS Fall Fair Updates www.Walden-CAN.com

                       Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, 2011 Fall Fair Committee, 692-3021

 

March 7th: Walden-CAN Public Meeting, 7pm, in R.H. Murray PS:

 

Guest Speaker will be Linda Heron, Chair, Vermillion River Watershed StewardshipConcerns re: 4 proposed hydro generation dams

Brief Updates: Councilor Jacques Barbeau and Walden-CAN Committees.

Open Forum: Individual/Community issues or concerns

        Call, Gwen Doyle, 692-3021, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN

 

Walden Cross Country Fitness Club…Hosts Ontario Midget Cross Country Skiing Championships, March 5th & 6th at Naughton Cross Country Ski Trails! This event will attract children between the ages of 10 and 13 years from across Ontario to participate in the activities.  The event will be held over 2 days of racing.  Saturday will start with an Individual Classic race in the morning, followed by a Skate-style Pursuit race in the afternoon.  A Banquet will be held Saturday evening to bring everyone together in a social atmosphere.  Sunday’s event will be Team relays where the children will compete together with their teammates for their home ski club’s honour.  The Championship events will be held at the Naughton Cross Country Ski Trails

This is the second time the Midget Championship has been hosted by the Walden Cross Country Fitness Club for Cross Country Ontario.  The race organizing committee is expecting 150-200 children to come and participate in the event. Contact Patti Kitler, 705-692-3818, pattikit@vianet.ca

Celebrating March Break at the Anderson Farm Museum! During the March Break, the City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums will be hosting a FREE Workshop …’How to Make Crafts from the past’ - for children ages 6 and up.

     Crafts of bygone days were very simple and made by hand with whatever material was available. Use your imagination to decorate an old sock with buttons, yarn or material to make your puppet unique.  Learn how to have fun with paper. Maybe make a paper sailor hat!

     This workshop will be held on Tuesday March 15 and again on Thursday March 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm in the Stable Building at the Anderson Farm Museum on Highway 24 in Lively. 

      Children under 12yrs-must be accompanied by an adult.  Space is limited. Registration is required. Please register at www.sudbury.library.con.ca   www.sudbury.library.on.ca.  Click on the Programs and Event Calendar and choose the day of the preferred session.

     Come join the fun!                                      Curator, Jim Fortin 672-4448

 

‘Nurses Without Borders’…Guest Speaker of Penage Rd. WI! Everyone is invited to join the Penage Road Women’s Institute, Sunday, March 20th at 2pm, for an information session at the Penage Road Community Centre.  Guest speaker, Mary Marrs, RN, BA, MA from North Bay will be speaking on her experiences in Brazil and Peru while volunteering as a nurse. Free admission – refreshments will be served Further information, please call Elaine at 705-866-2918

 

Broder Dill Snowmobilers & Walden Sno Runners Host 4th Annual Snowmobilers Family Social Fundraiser! A great way to complete the season! Thursday, March 24th at 6pm Caruso Club Chicken & Spaghetti

Dinner. Tickets are $25. Silent Auction, Even-Split Draw, Door Prizes & more!

Call Chuck Breath 522-9930, Broder Dill Snowmobilers or Dave Santi 692-0846, Walden Sno Runners

 

‘Icicle Hands’ Book Sale…to Celebrate Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month! Written by Naughton children’s Author, Cindy O’Neil,  ‘Icicle Hands’ is on sale March 1-31st for $7 plus shipping www.iciclehands.net/Ihbookpg.htl

 

2011 AFM Heritage Society Annual Fall Fair…is in the Works! Our 2011 Fall Fair Committee of 23 people- representing 17 Community Groups in Walden & CGS- has been busy setting-up Sub-Committees; revising art, craft & agri-food Vendor’s Registration Forms; confirming our line-up of Performers for our Outdoor STAGE and Community Partners re: displays, demonstrations, hands-on art/craft activities & presentations etc.

     Our 2010 Fall Fair was a huge success- with twice as many the on-site activities, performers, participants and 4,000 people attending- from Walden, CGS, Massey, Manitoulin Island, Wahnapitae and even the Sault.

     If you are interested in being an Art/Craft Vendor- in the Stable or outside with Tents, Vans in the Centre Court area, please contact Betty Budgell, Coord. Art/Craft Vendors at 692-9346 or budgierb@eastlink.ca. Space inside the Stable is limited. Vendor’s Fees are $25 per Table + 2 Chairs.

     If you are interested in being an Agri-Food Vendor-under the three 20’x20’ Tents provided by Northern Lights Festival Boreal- as part of our Farmer’s Market Area, please contact Amy Hallman, Chair, Farmer’s Market Committee at 855-4658 or farmon@eatlocal.com. Space under the 3 NLFB Tents is limited & Vendor’s Fees are $35 per Table + 2 Chairs. Once all space under the Tents is booked Agri-Producers must bring their own 10’x10’ Tents and pay a Vendor’s Fee of $25 per Table + 2 Chairs.

     Watch for 2011 AFMHS Fall Fair Updates www.Walden-CAN.com

                       Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, 2011 Fall Fair Committee, 692-3021

 

March 7th: Walden-CAN Public Meeting, 7pm, in R.H. Murray PS:

 

Guest Speaker will be Linda Heron, Chair, Vermillion River Watershed StewardshipConcerns re: 4 proposed hydro generation dams

Brief Updates: Councilor Jacques Barbeau and Walden-CAN Committees.

Open Forum: Individual/Community issues or concerns

        Call, Gwen Doyle, 692-3021, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN

 

 

Hawks Soar- With Quality Education…Open House at LDSS! We hope that you will join us on Tuesday, February 8th, at 6:30pm for our Open House at Lively District Secondary School. See us in action and discover more about our staff, students and programs. Everyone is welcome!

      LDSS is a grade 7-12 program committed to fostering the intellectual, social, physical and emotional growth of young people. We have respect for individual differences, a desire to promote personal growth with acceptance of responsibility and a goal to foster excellence.

      We offer six diverse programs to meet student interests and abilities-with five Secondary Programs offering choices for students in planning their post-secondary destinations. For a description of the 5 Secondary Programs, see my complete article + our new brochure posted on the Schools Page of www.Walden-can.com

     To learn more about LDSS…our students, organizations, departments, Gallery of activities and our Archives from Oct.2009 –Dec.2010 etc before you come to our Open House check our website www.livelydistrictsecondaryschool.com

     For more information contact Leslie Mantle, Principal, LDSS 692-3671

 

Penage Road Women’s Institute ‘Friendship Morning’… Celebrating 17th Year! Our Friendship Morning is an opportunity for women of all ages to get together for a morning of information, entertainment and fun.  Topics in the past have included: female entrepreneurs and their challenges, health-related issues, financial and family issues etc. We always have some light entertainment and this year the Fiddle Players and Dancers from Chelmsford will perform for us.

       The 2011 Friendship Morning takes place, Sat., Feb. 19th, at the Beaver Lake Cultural Centre on Hwy 17 west. Signs will be posted. The morning starts at 9 am with coffee, tea and muffins and concludes with a wonderful homemade-soup luncheon.  The morning is filled with prizes and fun. Tickets cost $12 per person and are available by calling 866- 2145.  For more information please call 866-2918.

 

Meet Our 3 New Board Members & See them in Action at the AFM Heritage Society AGM, Wednesday, February 23rd, 7pm in the Stable at the Anderson Farm Museum. Part One will be a Celebration of 2010…AFMHS Activities/Events at the AFM – with brief Reports from our Board. Part Two will be ‘Meet our 3 new Board Members’ and AFMHS Plans for 2011. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

       Andrea Martin, our new Secretary, will give a Slide Presentation of her Photos from our 2010 Fall Fair and Christmas Tree-Lighting. Kerry Mitchell, President of Walden Art Club will describe their plans -as Community PARTNERS- to expand & enhance their hands-on art/craft activities in the Log Cabin, for 2011 Fall Fair. Darryl Orser, Singer/songwriter/musician and Chair of our 2011 ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Series of 5 FREE Concerts at the AFM, will give us an update and perform live. And our new President, Brian King will outline some of our plans for 2011.

     “…I am excited to be involved with a group that combines youth and experience…with new people and new ideas ensuring that our popular events such as the Summer Concert Series, Fall Fair and Christmas Tree-Lighting spectacle continue to grow and evolve…Partnering with Councilor Barbeau, the CGS and community groups in Walden gives us a unique opportunity to bring a sense of family to our communities of Walden”                        Brian King, President, AFMHS

      To learn more about the AFMHS see AFM page www.Walden-CAN.com and watch for our Articles/Notices on www.URSudbury.com. For details, call Gwen Doyle, Chief Information Officer, AFMHS at 705-692-3021

 

Wild at Heart…Opening for a Board Member! Wild at Heart wildlife refuge centre is a charitable organization located in Lively next to the Walden Animal Hospital. We treat injured and orphan wildlife that come to us from across Northern Ontario and have a strong mandate for education and awareness involving wildlife and the environment. We are completing the construction of a new facility & last year, over 600 animals came through our doors. Wild at Heart has committees that focus on animal care, education, fund raising & construction.

       Our board meets once every month usually on a week day evening. Prospective applicants should have an interest in improving our environment and a focus on how Wild at Heart can continuously improve on our efforts to attain sustainability and help improve our community. Wild at Heart is an energetic, grass roots organization that forms a vibrant part of northern Ontario.

      Please forward resumes to Wild at Heart, 95 White Rd. Lively, ON P3Y1C3-Attention: Dr. Rod Jouppi To learn more see www.wahrefugecentre.org

  

Walden Lions Club Welcomed its Newest Member- Lion Art McKay- on January 19th. What a great way to start our new year!

     The past 6 months have been busy for the Walden Lions Club. We’ve had some successful activities and been able to give back to the community in several ways – two that are particularly close to our hearts. Congratulations to Brandon Digby, from St. James School, in Lively, the winner of the District A5 ‘Vision of Peace’ Poster Contest. Brandon took top honors for all of Northern Ontario! Way to go Brandon! And on Dec.17th, 18th our Club helped the Salvation Army with their Christmas Kettle Drive at Battistelli’s YIG- raising $2,785.00- with the help of the 2964 Walden Irish Army Cadet Corps on Friday night. Hats off to a great bunch! Lions Motto-WE SERVE

 

March/Volunteer with the Saints! The Blues Saints Drum & Bugle Corps is a DLI Open Class corps from CGS, dedicated to providing a positive, educational experience to all our members. The Blue Saints is Canada’s oldest and continuously active Drum Corps, with a rich history of entertaining audiences since 1952 and are pleased to be on the field once again. The corps is proud to represent the Greater Sudbury area, both at home and abroad.

    March with the Saints! The corps is accepting new members in all sections.

    Volunteer! At the heart of the Saints organization are its volunteers, boosters, and parents. Providing the support for the young men and women who make up the organization, volunteers use their skills and manpower to aid in the operation of the camps, special projects, and summer tours- to help maintain a quality program and keep costs down. We hope that you will share some of your experiences with us, helping us grow and become the best that we can be. Come out and support your children, friends and neighbours as they place Sudbury in the international spotlight.  For more information about the Blue Saints, or to volunteer call Mark and Sheila Ripley (705) 692-5646 email bluesaints@canada.com  www.bluesaints.com

 

Walden Winter Carnival is once again here…Feb. 10 –13th!  There will be many new events to enjoy this year at the Walden Winter Carnival. Some of these include ‘A Sliding Party’ on Friday night, from 6-8pm and the ‘Extreme’ Cardboard Box Derby on Saturday at 2pm, at the Anderson Farm Museum.

    Some of the activities at the T.M. Davies Arena include: Opening Ceremonies on Thursday evening- with a Family Skate 5-8pm and giant Bonfire at 7:30pm; Ice Sculpting Demonstrations and new for the kids will be Hamster Balls. Also upstairs at the Arena, there will be entertainment for the kids in the morning by ‘Jam Sandwich’, and in the afternoons there will be a Variety Show which will feature:  Hoola Hoop & Belly Dance Presentations, the LDSS Bands and many other musicians and dancers.

     At St. James School, there will be:  the Inflatables, face-painting, balloon animals for the kids and the Haunted Hallway.

      For the schedules, details and Sponsors see www.waldenwintercarnival.com

Come out and have fun at the Walden Winter Carnival! We look forward to seeing everyone!

 

Feb.2011, Walden-CAN column for The Sudbury Star, Gwen Doyle 692-3021

 

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January 2011 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

Challenges Facing the Vermillion River Watershed…Be a Part of the Solution! The Vermillion River Stewardship will be holding a General Meeting, Thursday, January 13, from 6-9pm, in the Beaver Lake Sports and Cultural Club to discuss the current challenges facing the Vermillion River Watershed.

 

Topics include: Xeneca Power…4 Hydro Generation Stations/Dams (Cascade Falls, McPherson Falls, Soo Crossing, Wabagishik); Quadra FNX…Re-Opening of Victoria Mine (Phase 2 of Exploration) and Bio Solids Master Plan for CGS (Class EA Process- Phase 2, Current 9 Sewage Treatment Plants, 3 Sewage Lagoons for the Vermillion Watershed)

 

If you are interested in the health and well being of the Vermillion Watershed, come out, voice your concerns and be a part of the solution. For more information and/or to be part of our Mailing List contact us at vermillionriver@rogers.com

 

Walden Ski Club Ready for Another Season! The Walden Ski Club is getting ready for another successful season at the Lively Ski Hill. The snow guns have been blasting and the concession stand is being stocked and ready to open. New this year is the addition of the skating rink near the base of the ski hill. Originally set up by the tennis courts for many years, the new location of the ice rink will allow families to have one central destination for family activity in Lively.  Due to this addition the ski club is working with the City to extend the hours of operation for the ski hill, and as always they are looking for volunteers to help out in the concession stand during the season. If you are interested in volunteering, or if you want any additional information, please contact Josh Gervais at 692-3607.         By Kelly Demers

 

Mike Holmes ‘Pilot Project’…Comes to Whitefish Lake First Nation Community in January! Don’t be surprised if you happen to see Mike Holmes driving around Walden this month. The Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (WLFN) proposal ‘G’Wiigwaamnaaniin’, which means ‘Our Homes’, was chosen over 8 other First Nation’ submissions - to be part of a new Mike Holmes Pilot Project.

 

Sponsored by the Assembly of First Nations and the Holmes Group, the Goal of the ‘Building Homes and Building Skills’ Project is to create developments in the community and nearby First Nations communities in areas of: design, planning, project management, trades, research and communications. The project will renovate homes, construct new energy-efficient homes and create a ‘Centre of Excellence’- for training in trade skills, by industry professionals. For more information see www.wlfn.com

 

News from Walden Public School! Students performed to packed audiences in the two weeks leading up to the Christmas Break.  Three Christmas concerts were held in order to accommodate the nearly 2000 family members and friends in attendance.  The concerts were the first held in the school since its construction last year.  Debra Lynn Ireland, local wildlife artist and a parent of two students at Walden PS, donated a painting as a raffle prize during the concerts.  Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets, as well as the sale of Walden PS Cookbooks, are going towards improvements to our school grounds in the spring.   

On Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 please join us at Walden PS from 6 - 7:30pm to register your child for full day, every day Kindergarten.  If your child is going to be 4 years of age prior to December 31st, 2011, your child is eligible to enroll.  Come and hear about our English and French Immersion programs, our state-of-the-art facilities and our focus on the environment.  For further information, please contact Principal Lesley Fisher at 692-3602. 

 

Congratulations to Rob St. Marseille, President- Walden Mountain Bike Club! Walden-CAN would like to congratulate Rob St. Marseille for being named the Mountain Bike Contributor of the Year 2010 by the Ontario Cup Association!  This award is given for raising the profile of Racing and Recreational, Mountain Biking in Ontario.

“…At the Nov. OCA’s Club Presidents Meeting…The Ontario Summer games mountain bike venue was discussed as one of the most organized and smoothly run events, scoring a 5 out of 5 rating… People in the cycle community of Ontario, now know the WMBC club name and venue. WMBC is on the map and in good standing.”  Marc Laplante, Vice-President, WMBC

Congratulations to you and the members of WMBC for your tireless efforts in improving and maintaining the Naughton cycling trail system!

To learn more about the Walden Mountain Bike Club see www.waldenmbc.ca

What’s Happening!

Jan.10: Walden-CAN Annual General Meeting at 7pm, in the Lounge of Meadowbrook Retirement Village. For details see www.Walden-CAN.com

Jan.12: Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society’s Annual General Meeting at 7pm, in the newly renovated Stable, at the AFM 

Winter Issue of Walden-CAN Newsletter (Jan.-April News): Watch for your copy of our Winter Newsletter in your mailbox and/or posted on www.Walden-CAN.com

 

Dec.2010 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

Join Us in Lively Dec.11th4th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting! The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society (AFMHS), The City of Greater Sudbury and Ward 2 Councilor- Jacques Barbeau invites everyone to join us at the Anderson Farm Museum, on Saturday, December 11th - for our 4th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting from 6–8pm. It's a real old-fashioned community event- with outdoor and indoor activities for people of all ages! Last year the site was packed with 1,000 people!  

        At 6:15pm we’ll gather– in front of the Greater Sudbury Firefighters’ decorated Christmas Float- and listen to Christmas Carols/Songs performed by Choirs from Ecole St. Paul, St. James School and R.H. Murray PS. Then we’ll have our Official Tree-Lighting Ceremony at 7pm - followed by performances by Walden PS Choir and Lively District Secondary School Choral Group and members of the Greater Sudbury Firefighters Choir.

       In our newly renovated Stable: Warm up, have a FREE Hot Chocolate and cookies and visit Santa Claus by the fireplace. Visit Santa’s helpers in the Granary and see our Display of Vintage Toys. And outside: sliding and winter fun for kids, a Fire Truck and Volunteer Firefighters Crew, FREE rides on a Horse-Drawn Wagon, or walking through the snow with Santa! 

    Join us Dec.11th for a night of celebrating and welcoming the magical season with our friends and families in true community spirit.

        For details call Gwen Doyle, Publicity AFM Heritage Society 692-3021 or see http://www.walden-can.com/anderson_farm_museum.htm

 

Lots of Ways Volunteers Can Help at 2011 Walden Winter Carnival! Planning for the 2011 Walden Winter Carnival – which takes place February 10-13th - is already underway! We are looking for individuals and community groups who would be interested in volunteering their time for this wonderful community event!

      We are looking for people who can help us during the carnival weekend Feb. 10-13th: Sell buttons, do face-painting, supervise bouncy inflatables, help with running outdoor activities, sell candy floss and sno-cones, help with set-up and take-down - as well as various other jobs. Regardless of your age or ability we have a volunteer position for you. And high school students can accumulate some more volunteer hours!  

     We would also welcome any new volunteers interested in joining our Winter Carnival Committee to help us coordinate and plan activities from now until Carnival weekend. 

      Anyone interested in volunteering contact Heather Marassato at 692-1522 or see www.waldenwintercarnival.com

 

Sudbury’s 4th Annual Water Gathering – What to do about Eurasian Milfoil! Monday, December 6th, from 6-9pm, The Cavern, Science North. Speakers: Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Charles Ramcharan, Professor of Biology, Laurentian University, and Marty Hilovsky, President, EnviroScience  (Eurasian Milfoil Weevil Specialists).

       Many lake dwellers in the Sudbury District are very frustrated with Eurasian Milfoil, and this forum will educate our Community about this growing problem!  Hear what the experts have to say about this troublesome weed – the best methods of control, and strategies to reduce its growth and spread throughout our Sudbury lakes.  This Water Gathering is a joint effort between the Nickel District Conservation Authority, Junction Creek Stewardship Committee, City of Greater Sudbury, Drinking Water Source Protection, City of Lakes, the Cooperative Freshwater Ecology Unit, and several Stewardship groups within the District of Sudbury.

      We encourage you to come out to take part in this knowledge and solution seeking evening!! Linda Heron, Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group

News from LDSS: Lively students are collecting non-perishable foods items for the annual Kids Helping Kids Christmas food drive.  Please donate any non-perishable food item to the school before Dec. 10th, 2010.  We are hoping to collect more than 8 000 cans!!

    The Walden Community is invited to celebrate Christmas with us at our Christmas concert scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 21st at 7:00 p.m.  All proceeds from this concert will go to the Joan Mantle Music Trust - which benefits Rainbow School Music programs.  

Walden-CAN Monthly Column…Celebrates 4th Year!  Walden-CAN would like to express our sincere appreciation to Don MacDonald, City Editor and The Sudbury Star, for your continued support and for providing space - since our formation in 2006- for our Walden-CAN Monthly Column. Your long-term support has enabled us to share articles and notices re: community events, announcements, programs, projects, issues & concerns etc with residents of Walden and the CGS. Thank you for this valuable opportunity to improve our communication within Walden and with the CGS!

       Our monthly column is also posted on www.Walden-CAN.com and www.URSudbury.com and emailed to 190+ Walden-CAN Contacts – in Walden & the CGS.  Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator 692-3021

 

What’s Happening!

Walden Youth For Youth Centre: FREE Gingerbread House making at the youth centre Friday, December 17 from 3-5pm. FREE Christmas Movies on Tuesday, December 22 from 4-8pm. For details call WYFYC Leaders: Heather Robertson, Rebekka Phippon 692-1777

Walden Lions Club: Members will be selling Tickets for Canadian Hard of Hearing Assoc. ‘Ultimate Dream Home’ DRAW: Southridge Mall (Nov.26-Dec.6), Walmart, South End (Dec.13-19)

Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club: Christmas Potluck Dec. 6th at 6pm. Seniors Christmas Luncheon- organized in conjunction with Whitefish Lions Club Tuesday, Dec. 7th.

Ecole St. Paul: A choir of 20 Ecole St. Paul students (grades 1-8) will perform at the Meadowbrook Retirement Village on December 21st. 

This choir is under the direction of Carmen Shuparski , teacher at Ecole St. Paul.

Walden-CAN AGM: Monday, Jan. 10 , 7pm in Lounge at Meadowbrook

 

Submitted by: Gwen Doyle, Walden-CAN Communications Coordinator 692-3021

 

Dr. Sarah Duncan & Dr. Monica Susil are now Rostering Orphan Patients for the New Walden Clinic! To be eligible to become a patient at the new Family Health Team Clinic in Walden (former Town of Walden Building, Black Lake Rd.) you must register with the Ontario Health Care Connect Program. The four new family physicians at the Walden Clinic: Dr. Sarah Duncan, Dr. Liisa Levasseur, Dr. Monica Susil and Dr. Katherine Richardson will be using the Ontario Health Care Connect as their primary source for rostering new patients.

 

Note: Health Care Connect is a provincial program, which helps Ontarians who are without a family physician to find one. People without a primary health care provider are referred to a family physician in their community who is currently accepting new patients.

 

    Dr. Sarah Duncan and Dr. Monica Susil (FHT Walden Clinic) are now rostering new patients registered with Ontario Health Care Connect.

 

    Orphan Patients should register by calling 1-800-445-1822 or online at www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect .

   

    Do not call the Family Health Team directly. Patients registered with Ontario Health Care Connect will be contacted by the new Walden Clinic. For more information about the City of Lakes Family Health Team go online at www.yourfamilyhealthteam.com

 

Simon Lake Needs You! The Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group is encouraging all Walden residents especially those who enjoy or wish to enjoy Simon Lake, McCharles Lake and the Lower Vermillion River to attend the Water Forum to be held on the evening of Monday December 6, 2010. Mark that day on your calendar now and watch for information on time and venue to follow. The main topic will be that invasive water weed Eurasian Watermilfoil which is clogging up the shallow areas of local lakes. The Environmental Commissioner for the Province of Ontario, Gord Miller will address the issue as will Marty Hilovsky, President of EnviroScience an Ohio based company that specializes in milfoil abatement programs using a native weevil. We need to come together as a community again, this time to show that our lakes and rivers need care and attention. Let’s convince our politicians of our interest.                                                         Lesley Flowers, Secretary, SLCSG

 

New Francophone Program…Provided by Walden Day Care Centre! For over two decades Walden Day Care Centre has been involved with early learning and childcare in the communities of Walden.  Did you know that our newest program is a francophone toddler and preschool program at Ecole St. Paul?  If you are interested in placing your child in a francophone early learning setting, we are the only licensed facility, in Sudbury West, offering this care.  We have brand new playrooms designated to early learning and care, created in partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury and the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario.

    There are limited spots available in each of these new programs. Our hours of operation are 6am to 8pm, from Monday to Friday. We are open during school holidays and inclement weather days. To make an appointment for a tour of our francophone facility call 692-5566.

 

Walden PS Cookbook…Raising Funds to Improve Playground! Walden Public School has published a cookbook entitled Walden Public  School's Wonderful Recipes. Walden families submitted over 250 recipes for the collection.  Cookbooks may be purchased for $10 at the school.  They make an excellent gift or can be purchased as a keepsake.  All profits from the sales go towards improvement to our playground.  To order your copy, please the school 692-3602. Lesley Fisher, Principal-Walden Public School

St. James School…Enters Lions International Peace Poster Contest! Each year, Lions clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This year’s theme is ‘Vision of Peace’. Students, ages 11,12,13 (on Nov.15) are eligible to participate.

24 international finalists will be selected from the work of more than 350,000 participants. Posters will be shared globally via the Internet, the media and exhibits around the world.

One international grand prizewinner will receive a trip to a special award ceremony at Lions Day with the United Nations- receiving an engraved plaque and a cash prize of US $2500.

Students from St James School, in Lively are creating ‘Vision of Peace’ posters and we hope other schools will participate. For details, please call Claire Hobden, VP, Walden Lions Club 692-4490

   

  What’s Happening!

Nov.6, 7: Walden Art Club-‘Artists in Action’ Art Show & Sale, Walden Arena (T.M. Davies Community Centre) 11am-5pm. FREE Admission. Door Prizes. Refreshments www.waldenartclub.blogspot.com

Nov.19 (7-9pm) 20, 21 (10am-4pm): 31st Annual Rendezvous Art & Craft Show at Penage Rd. Community Centre. FREE Admission. Refreshments. Call Ira-Jane 866-2989

Nov. 27: Walden Association of Fine Arts (WAFA) hosts 7th Annual Fall Art Show & Sale. 10am–4pm, in the Kinsmen Hall (Lively). FREE Admission. Refreshments. New Miniatures & affordable gifts

 

     Nov.2010 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

     Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

 

Local News

By RITA POLIAKOV THE SUDBURY STAR

Posted on TheSudburyStar.com

Sudbury will have a new art gallery by fall 2014, Karen Tait-Peacock, the Art Gallery of Sudbury's director, said yesterday.

"Right now, we have more than 2,000 pieces (at the gallery). We can only show 10% at a time. It's a crime," she said at an event announcing the name of the new gallery.

Sudbury's art gallery is currently housed in the 3,500-square-foot heritage home of William Joseph Bell, a pioneer-ing lumber baron.

The new building, which will be Sudbury's first purpose-built art gallery, will be around 14,000 square feet and will allow the gallery to expand its exhibits and cultural education, as well as host touring exhibits from institutions like the National Gallery of Canada.

The new space will be named the Franklin Carmichael Gallery after Group of Seven painter Franklin Carmichael, who was known for his landscapes of La Cloche Mountains near Sudbury.

So far, The Franklin Carmichael gallery has received around $300,000 from the federal, provincial and municipal government for studies and planning, which includes finding a design team and a location. Gallery officials hope to finish planning by 2011.

Funding was received through FedNor, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. and the Greater Sudbury Development Corp.

"We're at the point of just finalizing (details). Next is a site assessment and choosing a design team. We'll also lay the foundation for a capital campaign," said Tait-Peacock, adding they'll be looking for increased corporate sponsor-ships and donations for the project.

"This is a game-changer. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the art gallery, the city of Sudbury and Northern Ontario," Tait-Peacock said, who sees this as a way for Sudbury to develop into a cultural hub for artistry.

Tom Smart, the former CEO of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, agreed.

"This is a remarkable and transformative time," he said at the event, while speaking about Carmichael's work.

"Carmichael was one of the youngest members of the group of seven. His art spanned the many different types of painting ... He transformed the way we, as Canadians, (view) our land," he said.

"This evening presents a similar kind of transformative moment, where the community comes together to transform an institution. Franklin Carmichael's art will live on in this gallery, providing i n s p i rat i o n and enjoyment."

To prove this point, Carmichael's family donated a watercolour called A Northern Lake, to the gallery. Carmichael completed the painting in 1928. Mary Carmichael Mastin, the painter's daughter, was also at the event.

For outgoing mayor John Rodriguez, the new gallery is a big step for Sudbury.

"What a tremendously exciting day for those who love arts and culture in Sudbury. It's satisfying to see such momentum building for the future," he said.

Rodriguez emphasized the importance of fostering an environment where arts and culture can flourish.

"Across Canada, there's been an increased recognition of arts and culture. Most importantly, arts and culture creates a quality of life for all citizens. The Art Gallery of Sudbury is dedicated to making fine art accessible to people of all ages and interests."

 

‘Turkey Gobbler Run’ & More…Walden Cross Country Fitness Club! The WCCFC partnered with Cross Country Ontario and Para Sport Ontario and held our first Provincial training camp for our Para-Nordic athletes from Sept. 10 to 12. The camp was a huge success with athletes from across Northern Ontario and two athletes from Toronto and Kitchener.

     WCCFC is also looking forward to a number of other important events.  In addition to school running meets, we will host the ‘Turkey Gobbler Run,’ a Sudbury Fitness Challenge event on October 11, a Fun Run for members on November 2, and a Ski Swap on November 13.

                                                             Len Wiseman, WCCFC, 692-4616

 

Looking for Adventure & Challenge? Join the 2964 Walden Irish Army Cadets! All youth 12-18 years old are encouraged to come out and learn about the Army Cadet Program. Parents are also encouraged to assist the instructors or help the Parents Committee in any way that they can. The Corps meets every Thursday from 6-9 pm at the Naughton Community Centre, 1955 Regional Road 55. For more information, please contact Captain Jim Lochschmidt at 692-9211 or 524-7142.

 

New Season…at Sudbury Finnish Language School! We start our new season on Tuesday, September 28th with registration and our first class the same evening. (Students can also register later) Classes are held at Siion Pentecostal Church, 1843 Paris Street, from 6-7:30pm- every Tuesday from Sept 28th to Dec. 7th – with a winter session from January until May 2011.

     Students will become familiar with the Finnish language; learning
vocabulary, common phrases, alphabet, numbers, days of the week, food, and family members. They will develop an understanding of the culture and
history of the Finnish people. Songs, games and crafts will enhance the
program. Children’s classes (under 14) are free.  Adult classes for ages 14 and up will also learn vocabulary, common phrases and conversational Finnish.  Note: Ability to speak Finnish is not a requisite.  Please join us and bring a friend.  Call Norma Rautiainen-Kent 523-4429.

 

Lively Heritage Arts Guild… Hosts ‘Autumn Splendor’ Oct. 16th! Join us in the Kinsmen Hall (Senior Citizens' Complex)- off Main St. in Lively from 9am–4pm for our Annual Quilt, Craft & Collectibles Show & Sale!  You’ll find one-of-a-kind, hand- crafted items that make great gifts-seasonal crafts, and baby items etc and collectibles. There will also be a Penny Table, Door Prize, baking & preserves, and a Quilt Raffle. Admission is FREE. The Walden Seniors & Pensioners will provide refreshments. The Draw for our Quilt Raffle takes place at 4pm.   Hermina Hubert, Lively Heritage Arts Guild

 

Blue Saints Drum & Bugle Corps…Best Year yet! 2010 was a banner year for the Blue Saints DCI Open Class drum and bugle corps, with their first ever semi final finish at the world competitions, personal best scores and rankings, and over 10,000 km of travel to 15 competitions in 10 states and provinces!

    Sudbury can be proud of hosting Canada’s oldest and continuously active Drum Corps, with a rich history of entertaining audiences since 1952. The corps is proud to represent the Greater Sudbury area, both at home and abroad.

     While the Blue Saints fielded a full corps this past year, they are looking to increase ranks as members age out, and they seek to round out the “sound”. If your child wants to travel, compete against rivals from all over the world, has an interest in Music or Dance, or simply wants to broaden their horizons... Blue Saints is for them! 

    Open Rehearsals, where everyone is welcome, are held at 6pm every Wednesday night in the fall at the King Academy on Mary Street in Gatchell.  There are even opportunities for Junior members, from 7-10 years old, in the percussion and color guard with separate rehearsals held at the King Academy every Tuesday at 6pm-7:30 pm.

      For details re: Blue Saints, or to volunteer call Mark & Sheila Ripley at 692-5646  bluesaints@canada.com   www.bluesaints.com

LDSS Students…Support Terry Fox Marathon of Hope! On Thursday Sept. 30th many students from LDSS participated in the Terry Fox Run.  This is the 30th anniversary of the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope. Students have been encouraged to "buy into" the activity by purchasing a shoe in honor of someone they know who has battled cancer.  Donations to the activity may be made at the office through the week of Oct. 4th-8th. Jana Niemi Lahnalampi, Family Studies Dept., LDSS

Lake Stewardship Groups…Working Together! The Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group is collaborating with six other lake stewardship groups. Our first meeting was held September 23rd at the Naughton Community Centre. Watch for updates about the annual WATER FORUM - which will be held in early November. That pesky weed, Eurasian Watermilfoil will be the educational focus at the forum. A large presence of concerned citizens will serve to alert politicians that this and other indications of poor lake quality will not be tolerated in this city of lakes. Lesley Flowers, Whitefish

Looking for Vendors…Annual RENDEZVOUS Art & Craft Show! The organizing committee is already preparing for our 31st Rendezvous, Nov.19  (7-9pm), Nov.20,21 (10am-4pm), at Penage Rd. Community Centre. There will be something for everyone: pottery, note cards, baking, fur items, wood items, paintings, preserves, Finn bun, photography, weaving, knit and sewn items, folk art and jewelry. Admission and Refreshments are FREE. If you are an artist/craftsperson and would like to be a part of our Rendezvous or if you would like to volunteer to help us - please Ira-Jane at 866-2989.

 

October, 2010 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

 

 

Family Health Team…Expanding to Walden! July 13, 2010 marked the opening announcement for the expansion of the City of Lakes- Family Health Team (FHT) into the former municipal office building in Walden. MPP Rick Bartolucci, Mayor John Rodriguez, Councillors Jacques Barbeau and Ted Callaghan along with Dr Chris McKibbon, and Dr. Katie Richardson announced the funding for renovation and operation of the clinic. At the ceremony the group unveiled a new sign indicating the location of the space for the new health care team.

    Dr. Sarah Duncan, Dr. Monica Susil, and Dr. Lisa Levasseur will join Dr. Katie Richardson, the daughter of Councillor Janet Gasparini in providing care at the new clinic and will accept up to 6,000 “orphan” patients who will be chosen from the Province’s Health Care Connect Program which can be accessed at www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect or 1 800-445-1822. 

      A public forum re: new Walden–FHT takes place Wed., Sept. 22, 7pm in the Kinsmen Hall to update the announcement, display office diagrams and answer questions about the new services. David Courtemanche, Executive Director of the City of Lakes- Family Health Team will give a short presentation and answer questions about this expansion.

                                                                             Gord Key, Walden-CAN

 

Sept. 11th Fall Fair at Anderson Farm Museum …Bigger Than Ever!

      Our FREE community event has something for everyone from 10am-4pm: 10 Vendors in our new Farmers’ Market area; 50+ Art/Craft/Food Vendors and Displays- in the Stable, under Tents & in vans; Vintage Cars, FREE Wagon Rides, farm animals, Therapy Dogs, Dog Agility in Paddock; Fish Pond; artists in action (carving, drawing, painting, weaving, spinning, woodworking) trapping display, Fire Truck & crew, GSPS Rural Response Unit cruiser, Walden COP Program volunteers, Giant Pumpkin Contest and more!         

      On our Outdoor STAGE: The Sudbury Pipes & Drums, Whitefish Lake First Nations Traditional Dancers & Drummers, Jamie Byron, The Tremonics, Finnot and the Northern All Stars Steel Pan Band. In the Barn-for kids: Dale Pepin & ‘Story Socks’; St. Johns Ambulance Therapy Dogs- ‘Bite FREE’ presentation; Search & Rescue- ‘Adventure Smart’ presentation. 

     A Silent Auction: 8 art/craft creations; Walden Lions Club Raffle: 3 Adirondacks Chairs (hand-made by Walden Seniors Woodworkers; hand-painted by Wendy’s Way) proceeds to AFM Heritage Society.

    BBQ at 11am- until sold out by Walden Seniors & Pensioners & FREE Milk for kids- thanks to Copper Cliff Dairy. Call Gwen, Co-Chair Fall Fair 692-3021

 

“LDSS- A True Community School”…says New Principal Mantle! Another school year will soon be underway and Lively District Secondary School (LDSS) looks forward to welcoming staff and students back to class. New Principal Leslie Mantle says excellence in education will continue to be LDSS’ hallmark.

     “The school is the centre of the community and LDSS is a true community school,” says Principal Mantle. “Over the years, LDSS has gained a solid reputation for its exceptional programs and extra-curricular opportunities. Students receive a well-rounded education with a strong emphasis on character development.”

    “The start of a new school year is always an opportune time to remind parents/guardians of the important role they play in their child’s success in school,” adds Principal Mantle. “We invite parents/guardians to be our partners in education and to continue to work with us to help their children be the best they can be.”

     Principal Mantle is proud to be leading LDSS, in the community where she began her career with Rainbow District School Board. A graduate of the Board’s French Immersion program, Principal Mantle taught all grade levels in both official languages at George Vanier Public School and LDSS.  She has been a school administrator for the past seven years, and has served as Principal of Sudbury Secondary School and, most recently, Chelmsford Valley District Composite School.

     Principal Mantle looks forward to working with the LDSS community to foster ongoing excellence and success for all students in Grades 7 to 12.

 

Ecole St. Paul…Still Growing! There is good news concerning Walden’s French Language elementary school! It is growing and growing. Enrolment at the school was only about 85 students three years ago. However, since that time, our region has attracted many new families and École St-Paul has benefited. Enrolment for September 2010 will be close to 130 students. The school daycare centre- the only French language facility of the region, is now one year old. Parents in need of daycare services should call 692-9719.

      All members of the community are invited to join the students, staff and parents of École St-Paul, on Sixth Ave. for our annual Terry Fox Run/Walk, in the yard of the school, Thurs. Sept, 30th 2:30 pm.

 

Beaver Lake…Busier Than Ever! Beaver Lake Little Theatre returns this fall with it production of "Dearly Departed", a comedic murder mystery about a wedding that does not end happily-ever-after: September 17,18, 7pm, at the Beaver Lake Club.  Light refreshments and cocktails will be available at intermission.  Tickets are $12.  Call Brenda Salo at 866-2919.

Our Beaver Lake Fall Fair runs from Oct. 21 to Sat. Oct. 23 at the Beaver Lake Club. Join us Thursday, 7pm for the Euchre Tournament to win the large jackpot prize and Friday at 6pm for a delicious roast beef dinner.  On Saturday morning 8-11am is our famous Finnish Pancake Breakfast, at 2 pm we'll begin our Annual Auction. This weekend offers something for everyone, so make a point to come out!  Call Brenda Salo 866-2919.

What’s Happening!

Sept. 13: Walden-CAN Meeting, 7pm, Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club Everyone is welcome! Share your concerns, issues and ideas.

Sept. 25, 26: Sudbury Arts Tour, 10am–5pm. Visit 63 Artists at 29 Studios. A Pre-Tour Art Exhibit, Sept.8-22, in T.M. Davies Square. Meet the Artists on Sept.8 ,10am- Noon.  www.SCARF.ca Call Garth 692-5663 or Ann 675-2933

 

 

Sept.2010 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator 692-3021

 

 

Ja

FYI

CTV & East Link News both aired excellent feature stories – with interviews and views from the AFM & Media Conference…on the News last night & on CTV again at Noon

Watch for a feature story with photos- in Northern Life (with high resolution photos which Jim took last year) and on www.northerlife.ca -featuring photos from the Media Conference

Congratulations everyone!

Gwen

Anderson Farm gets winterized …

Posted By HAROLD CARMICHAEL THE SUDBURY STAR

Posted 3 hours ago

 

The Anderson Farm Museum in Lively won't be limited to the annual fall fair, the Rock the Farm summer series of free concerts and the December Christmas tree lighting any longer.

That's because renovations to the museum's stable building now underway will have the building winterized and have a huge cobblestone fireplace and modern washrooms installed.

The work, which was made possible thanks to $165,000 from the city, will allow the building to host activities no matter the season.

"It's going to have heat, a fireplace, a kitchenette," said Ron Henderson, the city's director of citizen services, at a press conference in the museum's barn Wednesday.

"It's going to allow us to offer programs on a yearround basis."

Winterizing the stable was one of the key recommendations in the 2006 final report of the Walden Community Action Network (CAN) Heritage Committee presented to city council and lobbied for by the Heritage Society since it was formed in early 2007.

Mayor John Rodriguez called the Anderson Farm Museum a cultural treasure.

"What you have proven here today is a community is not just about roads and pothole fill-ins," he said. "It's the role of council to ensure this aspect of life is attended to ...

"You have, through council, caused decisions to be made to focus on other things in our life here. It is as much our culture as hockey is our culture."

Mary Barr, chairwoman of the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society, told Rodriguez the committee is not done yet.

"I say to the city fathers 'heads up,' " she said. "The heritage committee is not finished. We have more plans and more projects to keep this facility alive."

The Heritage Society's wish list includes repairs to the paddock building and the purchase of pop-up tents for use during events on the museum grounds.

Possible uses for the stable building include art workshops and exhibits, public meetings, lectures and knitting, quilting, weaving

and canning/preserving workshops. Seating capacity will be about 80.

The renovation work to the stable building, which was originally built in 1985, began May 1 and is expected to wrap up at the end of June.

While the stable building will be able to be used yearround, other buildings such as the barn and farmhouse will remain seasonal use only.

An estimated 2,000 people attended the fall fair held on the museum grounds last September. Some 1,000 came out for the Christmas tree lighting event in December.

The 2010 fall fair will feature a farmers' market area for the first time.

It was also announced at the press conference that the Heritage Society is launching a $10,000 fundraising campaign.

hcarmichael@thesudburystar.com

mie Byron… ‘Rocks The Farm!

on July 7th! See attached Photo

 


On Wednesday, July 7th country singer/songwriter, Jamie Byron will kick-off the “Rock The Farm’ - Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts- from 7–8pm, outside the Stable, at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively. Hosted by the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society (AFMHS) and Sponsored in part by the City of Greater Sudbury, our summer series was coordinated by Gladys McElrea, AFMHS volunteer - Singer/Songwriter - Northern Gypsie. We are thrilled to be able to offer this FREE musical experience once again at the Anderson Farm Museum.

Born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Jamie Byron was raised in Sudbury and from an early age he showed a deep love of music - spending hours singing along with his heroes on the radio. At age 14 he was accepted into The Sudbury Secondary School Of Performing Arts music program where he trained in vocal and instrumental music. After graduating Jamie began to test his voice in singing competitions across Canada placing 1st at the: CNE Open Country Singing Competition (2001) Canadian Open Country Singing Competition (2002) Canadian Open Country Singing Competition (2003) Western Days Open Country Singing Competition (2004).

Jamie says he has learned a lot more since leaving school; spending time in the studio with Rick Hutt and J.K Gulley, and writing with the likes of Jamie Warren, Colin Amey and of course now, Thomas Wade. The result of all this work is the album "Dreamin' Don't Get It Done" recorded at legendary Iception sound studios in Toronto, featuring several songs penned by Thomas and Jamie as well as a who's who of Canadian musicians

Our ‘Rock The Farm’ Line-Up also includes: The Tremonics on July 21, Set Sail Atlantis on August 4th and Finnot on August 18th. For more details & bios check http://www.walden-can.com/calendar/month.php or call Gladys at 561-2638. And
watch for our ‘Rock The Farm’ Poster and join us at The Anderson Farm Museum for our 4 FREE ‘Rock The Farm’ Summer Concerts. Be sure to bring your own chairs!



Juhannus…Midsummer Celebration at Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club!
On Saturday, June 19 the Beaver Lake Juhannus and Bake Sale takes place from 1-4pm. Come and enjoy the afternoon by dancing and listening to the sound stylings of the Iona Redd Trio. Traditional Finnish refreshments such as salt salmon (suola kala) and egg salad sandwiches on homemade rye bread will be available with a glass or two of sima (fermented Finnish summer beverage). Of course, coffee and bun and other baked goods will follow! A Finnish Bake Table will be fully stocked with delicious home made breads, buns and more! Tickets are $10 each. For more information or Tickets, please call Eija Hietaharju at 866-1506.

Watch for the Walden Lions Club’ Toll Gates on June 5th! This year the Walden Lions Club members are collecting money to help support the Purina Dog Guide Programs: Canine Vision Dog Guides, Hearing Ear Dog Guides, Special Skill Dog Guides, Seizure Response Dog Guides and Autism Assistance Dog Guides. Please give generously. Your donation will help your community. For details call, Claire Hobden, President, Walden Lions Club 692-4490 Lions Club Motto- “We Serve”

Walden Youth For Youth Centre…Finishing a Successful Year! The Walden Youth for Youth Centre is quickly coming to our year-end for this season. We will recommence when school is back in session during the first week of September. We had a busy yet productive year, which was full of physical, educational and environmental programs and presentations. Our youth are still actively offering volunteer services for our local seniors and the Walden Community. The Walden CAN website supports our youth centre with their own webpage where you can see some of the initiatives our youth have been involved with. Our youth have achieved many goals this year and they are looking forward to the rewards and challenges that summer employment will bring. Our vision for the September 2010 reopening is to have a scheduled calendar, which will include a variety of programs and special events to satisfy everyone’s interests. We anticipate that these changes will strengthen our program and help to increase our attendance. We would like to thank Councilor Barbeau, our community partners and the City of Greater Sudbury for their ongoing support with the Walden Youth for Youth Centre Program. See you in the fall

How to Control an Unruly Dog…Training Tip from The Sudbury & District Kennel Club! Do not allow the dog to bark and lunge at the end of his lead. Slide your left hand down his leash until you can raise his collar up behind his ears and get a solid grip on it. Then gently and calmly draw him in against your leg. Stand quietly holding him in position next to your knee until he starts to calm down. You will be able to feel the change as the tension leaves his body. When he is calm, give him several treats in rapid succession. In other words, reinforce (treat) the act of calming down rather than punishing the state of arousal.
The Sudbury & District Kennel Club would like to remind you that our next session of classes in obedience and agility will be starting the week of August 23, 2010. For information about these classes or to register, call Lynne at 866-2322.
What’s Happening!
June 5: A Perennial Plant Sale from 8:30am–2pm at Market Square…hosted by the Sudbury Horticultural Society and the Master Gardeniers of Sudbury
June 12: See Artists Ellen Gorecki and Hermina Hubert demonstrate watercolour and pastels at Artists on Elgin from 1-4pm. The Exhibit ‘Potpourri’ –‘An Artistic Medley’ can be seen from June 1-23.
July 3:The Rose and Perennial Show at the New Sudbury Centre from 11:30am – 4pm. Sudbury Horticultural Society members will place entires for the competition in the morning. Stop by and Smell the Roses.

June, 2010 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps …Gearing up for FANTASTIC Summer Tour! The Blue Saints are working hard to sharpen up their music for a fantastic summer tour with DCI Competitions & Parades in 25 cities in: Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario!  And they have 2 Corps Camps in May & June + the Western Days Parade in June before they even begin their Summer Tour June 29th -finishing with the Massey Fair Parade at the end of August! Tucked into July is the Death Camp! Summer Tour Schedule on Youth Page of www.Walden-CAN.com

Since 1950, The Blue Saints continue to provide their youth with a sense of pride, work ethic, self-esteem and more importantly fun! With tours and parades all year long, the Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps relies on our volunteers to continue to deliver this high quality entertainment. What a dedicated TEAM we have!

If you want to join this world-class experience or you want to help our locals kid you can learn more at www.bluesaints.com or by calling 692-5646. 

Walden Public School…Enters VETAC Ugliest Schoolyard Contest! The Walden Public School Council, Staff and Students are looking to the community for support in assisting with the re-greening efforts of their Schoolyard. Council, Staff and Students are entering VETAC’s Ugliest Schoolyard Contest in hopes of winning funds to improve their current situation.

 

We’re all very excited about our new Green School! It’s truly a state of the art facility with geothermal heating and cooling, radian floor heating, displacement ventilation, energy efficient fixtures, occupancy sensors, waterless urinals, solar panels and now our wind turbine is installed. The aim is to be the first of its kind in North America, perhaps the world, a school with a zero carbon footprint. As a community, we should be proud of this school and its impact on our children today and in the future.

 

But now it’s time to turn our efforts to the Schoolyard! One of the costs of this project has been the state of the existing schoolyard. The kids are playing in a very small fenced-in gravel area, behind the old school. This truly can be defined as the Ugliest Schoolyard BUT with community involvement we can make a difference!

 

Walden Public School is entering this VETAC Contest in hopes of using the funds to kick-start our re-greening project. With the help of VETAC, Sudbury’s Re-Greening Committee, our community PARTNERS, Mark Elliot (local landscape architect) and his vision we hope to transform our ugly schoolyard into one of the most beautiful places in Canada- a healthy, natural environment for our children!

 

For information on how to get involved in this project, please contact Bill Clarke, Chair-Walden Public School Council at Bill_Clarke@xplornet.com

 

We Need a Few Strong, Young Men and a Heavy-Duty Mechanic! The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society is fortunate to have a dynamic Fall Fair Committee of 20 volunteers and a new Farmer’s Market Sub-Committee who are busy planning & coordinating activities to make this year’s Fall Fair bigger and better than ever with: Art/Craft/Snack Food VENDORS, community DISPLAYS, a BBQ, a Silent Auction, Live Performances (10am–4pm), demonstrations, children’s activities, small farm animals to pet, a Giant Pumpkin Contest, Therapy Llamas & Therapy Dogs, FREE Wagon rides, Vintage Car Shine and Show, a new Farmers’ Market and hopefully a Barrel-Racing Competition. Art/Craft VENDORS call Betty Budgell at 692-9346.  Farmers’ Market VENDORS call Amy Hallman at 521-6717

 

BUT we really need a few strong, young men to help us set-up and take down the Fall Fair! Most of our Fall Fair volunteers are seniors and many are women. With the Fall Fair officially starting at 10am and we must be set-up and ready for the public to arrive by 9am. There are portable garages and pop-up tents to be set-up, 30 portable signs to be placed around the site, 6’ tables and chairs to be carried to our Art/Craft VENDORS and Farmers’ Market, picnic tables to be relocated to the Stage area and barricades to be placed at the Main Entrance to the AFM. And then we have to take it all down at 4pm! If you have a few hours to spare on Sept.11th we could really use your help! Please call Fall Fair Co-Chairs Gwen Doyle at 692-3021 or Mary Barr at 586-2611. See AFM page of www.Walden-CAN.com

And we also need a heavy-duty mechanic to help restore a Fordson Tractor - donated to the Anderson Farm Museum- to working condition. If you have the skills and the time, please call Les Burford, Treasurer, AFMHS at 692-5530.

2964 Walden Irish Army Cadets…Prepare for Annual Review & Awards Day! May is the wind-down month for 2964 Walden Irish, when the Cadets complete their required programs. Preparations are being made for our Annual Review and Awards Day taking place on Sunday, May 30th at the T. M. Davies Arena from 2-4pm. The Cadets will demonstrate Drill, First Aid, and the Corps Pipes & Drums Band will perform. There will be displays of memorabilia and photos, and the Cadets will receive many Awards, which they have earned during the Cadet year. Family, friends and the community are welcome to attend this event! For details call Don Risk, 2nd Lt. at 692-3315, or 692-9211 at the Naughton Community Centre, Thursday evenings.

 

Learn How to Play the Steel Pan! The Northern All Stars Steel Pan is ready to offer the opportunity to the residents of Sudbury to learn to play the Steel Pan.  This art is is a blend of dance, drama, poetry and aerobics. The Steel Pan was created in the 1930’s on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The Steel Pan is made from oil drums by brilliant craftsmanship and divine art. We are proud to add another element to Sudbury’s rich, multi-cultural community. Note: The Northern All Stars Steel Pan will be performing at the Sept.11th Fall Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum. To learn more about the Northern All Stars call Ralph Mounter at 566-2553 or Sadiyq Muhammad at 692-3906 See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steelpan for the history

 

What’s Happening!

May 8: Crafters’ Market hosted by Lively Heritage Guild from 9am-3pm FREE Admission! Refreshments will be served.

May 29: Creative Minds Art Association Spring Exhibition and Sale at Fielding Park from 11am-5pm. Free Admission! Refreshments available

June 18: Annual ‘Golf For a Cure’ at Lively Golf and Country Club. For details re: Registration etc see www.Golfforacurenorth.com

 

 May 2010 Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 695-3021

 

April, 2010 Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star

For the first time in 5 years, 14 community groups sent me Copy for our April Walden-CAN Column in the Sudbury Star! What a surprise! Too much NEWS for one Column! A brief version was sent to Don MacDonald, City Editor, The Sudbury Star. All the NEWS submitted is posted on www.Walden-CAN.com Star Articles Page and www.URSudbury.com  articles/community/local happenings. Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN

Looking for Adventure and Challenge…Join 2964 Walden Irish Army Cadet Corps!
Discover a whole new world of possibilities. If you’re a boy or girl between 12 and 18 years, want to meet new friends, attend summer camps for free and have a chance to travel the Army Cadet program is for you! You have an opportunity to learn and experience abseiling, orienteering and going on overnight exercises (sleep in tents) and all sorts of good stuff! The program takes place one night a week and the occasional weekends.

The Army Cadet Program is FREE. There are no registration fees or costs for uniforms or training. The Royal Canadian Army Cadets is a national youth organization supported by the Army Cadet League of Canada, a civilian non-profit organization and the Canadian Forces who partner to provide uniforms, equipment and training.

Cadets are in no way obligated to join the Canadian Forces. The goal of this federally sponsored program is to instill in our young Canadians the values of leadership, physical fitness, confidence and civic duty. Army cadets are encouraged to become active and responsible members of the community by developing self-confidence, self-esteem and a sense of teamwork.

The 2964 Walden Irish Parade Night is every Thursday evening at the Naughton Community Centre 6-9pm from September to June. Interested boys and girls (12-18 yrs) and their parents, are welcome to come to our Corps to see our programs first hand, and to meet the Walden Irish Cadets and Officers. For information call the Corps at 692-9211 or Captain Jim Lochschmidt, Commanding Officer at 524-7142.

Grade 7 & 8 Host Spaghetti Dinner at R.H. Murray PS! Tuesday, April 27th from 5 –7pm the Grade 7& g Class will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for the year-end trip to Toronto. Friends and family are invited to enjoy a spaghetti dinner. Each meal will include a plateful of spaghetti, a beverage and a dessert. Yummy! $5 for Adults $3 for child Thank you on behalf of the Intermediate Students! Details call 671-5942

Lots Happening at Penage Rd. Community Centre!
April 6: Annual General Meeting at 7:30 pm. Review of the year; new directors (volunteering for one-year term) will be appointed and regular monthly business. New directors are needed to ensure this centre can continue to meet community needs. ALL community members are welcome to attend. For more info: call Russ at 866-5656
April 24th: Earth Day Ditch Clean-Up starts at 9 am, at the centre- where you can pick your 1 km road section. Penage Rd. is 14 kilometres in length! We need young and old alike to come out and get the job done. For more info call Gary 866 5190.
May 1st: Spring Flea Market 8 am-2 pm at the centre. To book a table, call Nancy at 866-2229. Set-up is 4 pm-8 pm on the Friday before the event. Refreshments available.

New Website…for LDSS Alumni Committee! LDSS Alumni Committee is launching a new website and looking for content. If you have any old photos or stories you would like to share we would love to include them on our website. We are also looking for pictures from the past reunions. Send any content to Tannys at tlaughren@laurentian.ca or contact Mary at 692-3747.

Walden Lions Club …Partners with Walden Youth For Youth!
Walden Lions are busy gearing up for an Earth Day Clean-Up of the Old Creighton Road with the help of the Walden Youth For Youth! This road really needs a clean up and even more help would be appreciated. If you want to work with the WYFY kids and our Lions, please call 692-4490 so that we can get you a vest etc from the Lively Citizen Centre.

We’ll also be having a fundraiser for Guide Dogs- tentative date is May 29th. In addition to training Guide Dogs for people who are blind or visually impaired, the Lions’ Foundation also trains Guide Dogs to meet the need of Canadians with hearing and other medical or physical disabilities. All programs are offered at NO CHARGE to the client, but the future care and maintenance become to responsibility of the Dog Guide recipient.

Dog Guide Programs include: Canine Vision Dog Guides- for people who are blind or visually impaired; Hearing Ear Dog Guides- for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; Special Skills Dog Guides- for people with a medical or physical disability; Seizure Response Dog Guides- for people who have epilepsy and Autism Assistance Dog Guides- for children with autism.

If you are interested in helping us with our projects
or in becoming a Walden Lions Club member, come out to one of our meetings- the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 6:30pm , in the Fielding Memorial Park Pavilion.
For details call Claire at 692-4490

So You Think You Can Skate Walden! The Walden Figure Skating Club is excited to present ‘So You Think You Can Skate Walden!' which will be held on Sunday, April 11th, 1:30-4pm at T.M. Davies Arena. Admission: $5 for Adults, $2 for 12 and under, and children 5 and under FREE. Liisa Makinen Ice Show Co-Ordinator, Walden Figure Skating Club

Greater Sudbury Firefighters Choir…Busy Schedule for 2010! It’s only April and the Greater Sudbury Firefighters’ Choir already is booked for performances in June 3: Camp Quality in Noelville; Sept. 12: National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial in Ottawa;Oct.23: Sudbury Warm Hearts Palliative Care at Howard Johnson; Dec.4: Greater Sudbury-CTV Lions Children’s Telethon. Watch for details in local media & on www.Walden-CAN.com For details contact Jeff Wiseman

Volunteers are Needed for GSPS Citizens on Patrol Program!
The Greater Sudbury Police Service is accepting applications for volunteers for the Citizens on Patrol Program. Citizens on Patrol is a community crime prevention initiative involving specially-trained volunteers who provide mobile observation in the community in groups of two and report suspicious or concerning behaviour to Police via a mobile radio to a volunteer Dispatch operator.

We currently have 100 active volunteers working in groups throughout the City of Greater Sudbury.

Applicants must be a minimum of eighteen years old and pass a police background check. Application forms are available at the Greater Sudbury Police Service Headquarters, on line at www.police.sudbury.on.ca , or by calling the Volunteer Coordinator at 675-9171 ext. 2335.

Dog Obedience & Agility Classes in Lively!
The Sudbury & District Kennel Club has classes in obedience and agility starting the last week of April in Lively. For details call Lynne at 866-2322.

Puppy Training Tip:
Did you buy a new puppy this spring? Remember that the period between nine weeks and five months is a critical time in the life of your dog. During this period he should be exposed to new people, especially children, his crate, other dogs, traffic and riding in your vehicle. Short rides in the car will help him to become accustomed to the motion of the car and may prevent motion sickness on longer trips. Before he needs his second vaccination, take him to the office of your veterinarian and let him visit with the office staff for treats and attention. This good experience will make later visits less stressful for your puppy. This early socialization will help him to grow up a well-behaved, well-balanced family pet.

Help Avoid Accidental Wildlife ‘Kidnappings’!
Spring is upon us here in Greater Sudbury and soon we will start seeing some familiar faces around our backyards. Yes, wildlife are becoming active again for the spring and summer seasons!

The Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre in Lively is active in our community educating people about wildlife. At our centre, we often receive a lot of baby birds and mammals in the spring and summer. Many times, these babies are brought to us-by well-intentioned people- because they thought that the animal was orphaned when it would have been best to have left it alone and called our centre first.
Many animals such as deer and snowshoe hares will leave their young unattended for twelve or more hours. This is a survival technique since the young are born scentless to avoid predators and the babies are too young to follow their mother around. The mother will seek food and return to feed her baby then leave once again. People often will find a baby hare by itself, think that the baby is orphaned, and bring it into our centre. We want to help avoid accidental wildlife “kidnappings” as it may reduce the animal’s chances of survival and cause stress.

Please contact Wild at Heart if you have any questions about wildlife or if you find an animal that you suspect it is orphaned, injured, or sick: (705) 692-4478. Please also visit our website at www.wahrefugecentre.org 

What’s Happening!
April 11: Penage Rd. WI hosts Lecture by Dale Wilson on History of the Railway in the Sudbury Region, 1-3pm at Beaver Lake Cultural Centre
April 12: Join Walden-CAN at 7pm in Naughton Community Centre. Brief Updates, Councilor Barbeau’s Report and Guest- Robert Gauthier, Sudbury Transit…possible Route changes in response to public demand. Community issues can be added to the Agenda. Everyone is welcome! Call 692-3021
April 17, 18: 40th Anniversary of Walden Art Club Spring Show and Sale T.M. Davies Arena. Details see www.waldenartclub.blogspot.com 
April 17: WAFA 6th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, from 10am-3pm Fielding Memorial Park Pavilion. Artists will be working on originals.
April 17: ‘Wild About Comedy’ Fundraiser helps Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre. details see www.wahrefugecentre.org  or call 692-4478
April 22: Copper Cliff Curling Club Major Fundraiser: Fun starts at 6pm!
Entertainment by Alex and Derek! Door Prizes! Admission: $10 Call 682-4861




 

 

March 2010 Walden-CAN Column for The Sudbury Star

The Walden Art Club …Celebrating 40 Years!
WAC members are preparing for their 40th Annual Spring Show on April 17, 18 at the T.M. Davies Community Center, with some additional new offerings to help celebrate this special occasion.
In addition to our usual complimentary refreshments and free admission and a varied selection of excellent new original artworks there will be: a Door Prize Draw taking place every hour during the Show; our History Table featuring picture albums of past Shows (you can try to match the photos of our present members with their younger selves); a special display area focusing on paintings of “Sudbury, Then and Now”; live musical entertainment by our multi-talented members and a special 40th Anniversary Booklet you can take home.
So come out and meet the artists, discuss their work and meet old friends at WAC 40th Anniversary Spring Show!
• See Photo/Artist Christie Best- Pearson

Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps needs members and volunteers!
The Blue Saints is currently holding a membership drive to make this the best year yet. With tours and parades all year long, the Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps relies on volunteers to continue to deliver this high quality entertainment.
The Blue Saints are a DCI Open Class drum and bugle corps based in Sudbury, Ontario Canada and has a very distinguished history within the Drum Corps community. Since their inception in the early 1950's the Saints have provided their youth with a sense of pride, work ethic, self esteem and more importantly fun.
Do you want to join this world-class experience? Do you want to help our local kids? Potential new members and volunteers can learn more at www.bluesaints.com  or by calling 692-5646.

Walden Youth for Youth Are Going Full Force!
During March & April our WYFYC youth will be busy with preparation of resumes and cover letters, daily job searches and practicing interview skills in anticipation of summer employment. 2009, 2010 volunteer experiences by many of our youth at WYFYC not only has helped our community but it can also be included on their resumes: fundraising for the Lion’s Club Christmas Telethon, our Shoveling for Seniors Program and helping at the Walden Winter Carnival, etc.
“…We would like to take this time to thank our youth for their generosity and enthusiasm while they are out in the community donating their time to such great causes. We are proud of each and every one!”
June Gauthier , Susi Knezaurek, Coordinators- Walden Youth for Youth Centre

Watch for the Whitefish District Lions!
Watch for the Information Flyers we’ll be mailing in March & April to get feedback to help us determine what the community wants us to get involved in. “Do we meet your needs?” We look forward to your ideas and input so we can establish our mandate for 2010- 2011.
During the months of April, May and June the Whitefish District Lions members will be volunteering at Boardwalk on Fridays from 12:30–2:30pm. This fundraising event is also a great opportunity to meet friends and socialize with all the participants. Sudbury Rocks are looking forward to our membership hosting a Water Station at their Annual Rock, Race or Run for Diabetes on May 2nd, 2010. Look for us, we’ll be there, we Rock!
Then that moves us right into graduation time, scholarship applications and presentation of individual scholarships at our local schools. Presentations begin with Grade 1 students and follow up to Grade 12 graduation level. Our membership look forward to supporting young growing minds and encouraging continued education. Look for the applications in your high schools.
We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 6:30pm at 4895 Municipal Road, Whitefish, the same building as the fire hall. For details call the President Lion Marilyn Shamess at 866-0381.

‘Wild About Comedy’ …Fundraiser Helps Wildlife!
The Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre in Lively is hosting their first annual ‘Wild About Comedy’ dinner, auction, and comedy show at the Cambrian College Student Centre (2301-1400 Barrydowne Road, Sudbury) on Saturday April 17th, 2010.
The event features comedian Ben Guyatt, host of Comedy at Club 54 and two other fellow comedians. Doors open at 5:00pm dinner begins at 6:00pm. Tickets are $40 each, $75 per couple, or $300 for a table of eight. Businesses will receive great advertising opportunities for purchasing a table.
A live and silent auction during the evening includes: beautiful artwork, travel experiences, merchandise, and gift packages including a door prize and various other prizes given away throughout the night.
Tickets must be purchased before the event. Details call 692-4478 or mail@wahrefugecentre.org  All proceeds support the Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre. Learn more at www.wahrefugecentre.org

What’s Happening!
March 8: Walden-CAN Monthly Meeting at 7pm, Kinsmen Hall, Lively. Presentation by GSPS Inspector Keetch…proposed changes to police services in outlying areas. Details call Gwen at 692-3021
March 27: ‘Nature in Art’, biennial art exhibition and sale, Cheryl Battistelli, Debra Lynn Ireland, Sue Lampinen. 10am –8pm
April 22: Fairbank Lake Annual General Meeting 7pm at Fielding Memorial Park Pavilion. All camp owners are welcome! Elections will also take place.


Submitted by: Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN
692-3021 www.Walden-CAN.com 

 

 

February 2010, Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star

Go West to Worthington for …Annual Beaver Lake Winter Carnival!
Something for everyone at the Beaver Lake Sports and Cultural Club! Fri.Feb.12th: Opening Ceremonies – Fireworks Display, Spaghetti Supper, Live Music with ‘Cuzin Pete’ Sat. Feb. 13th: Finn Pancake Breakfast (8-11am), Kids Games, Face Painting, Kids Fishing Derby (10yrs and under), Prizes for Best in - Boot Toss & Rolling Pin Toss, Jug Curling, Snowmobile & Cross Country Ski Poker Run…Then Rock on Saturday Night with Elvis & Friends! Beaver Lake Little Theatre presents… ELVIS: Back from the Past. Sun. Feb.14th: Finn Valentine Pancake Breakfast (8 –11am), Sunday Afternoon Movie. For information call Brenda 866-2919

See attached Photo: Kids Ice-Fishing at Beaver Lake Winter Carnival


 

 

Letter Writing Campaign by Simon Lake Stewardship Group! At the public forum hosted by the Simon Lake Stewardship Group this fall, a group of about 50 concerned citizens listened to a presentation by Alastair Cook, Compliance Supervisor and Nick Benkovich, Director, The City of Greater Sudbury Water/ Wastewater Services. They outlined the challenges to our system, which cause the release of untreated and under-treated sewage to the watershed. The measures the City is pursuing to address these challenges were also presented.
The Simon Lake Stewardship Group wishes to work with the community to follow–up on some of the ideas generated at the meeting. A Letter-Writing Campaign to the Minister of the Environment has been initiated. The letter urges: 1. A Ministerial Order to require Sudbury and all other municipalities to contain sewage by-pass discharges in holding ponds or some such measure that will prevent untreated and under-treated sewage from being dumped into our watersheds, until such time as the sewage can be treated, 2. tighter regulations to require municipalities to upgrade their sewage treatment plants to more environmentally responsible technology; and 3. stricter penalties to deter municipalities from dumping sewage into our natural environment.
To support this letter writing campaign, learn more about the issue and the Simon Lake Stewardship Group visit www.simonlakestewardship.ca.  The next meeting of the Simon Lake Stewardship Group is Thurs. Feb. 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm at the Naughton Community Centre.

Check Out Walden Lions Club! Our Walden Lions Club is on the move. We are inducting two new young members on Wednesday, January 20 to help us help our community. Young people and new ideas will regenerate our club and make it more fun. Being a Lion is also a way to meet new people and make friends with your neighbors. If you are interested in becoming a Walden Lion, please call 692 4490.
News from Lions Clubs around the world: Lions Clubs International Donations and pledges of support to Haiti have reached over US$350,000 as of January 18th 2010. Keep up the good work Lions! See articles re: Lions Clubs International Haiti Relief Fund on www.Walden-CAN.com  To learn more about Lions Clubs visit www.facebook.com/lionsclubs  You will be amazed at what is happening.

Sudbury and District Kennel Club…News for Walden! Classes in obedience and agility will be starting the first week of March in Lively. For information call Lynne at 866-2322. Training Tip: The most important thing your dog will ever learn is to come when he is called. Make sure that coming to you is always a pleasant experience earning him tasty treats, a rousing game of tug, or, at the very least, some happy praise and a scratch behind his ears. Never call your dog to you and then put him in his crate, cut his nails or do anything at all that may be unpleasant for the dog. And NEVER call him to you and then punish him! Your dog must trust that coming when you call him will always mean that good things are about to happen. Remember this is a skill that could save his life.

Wild at Heart is Seeking Volunteers for 2010! The Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization devoted to rehabilitating orphaned, injured, and sick wild animals so they may be released back into the wild. We also have a strong focus on public education and volunteer training. Wild at Heart is seeking new volunteers for 2010 to help with all aspects of our organization including Animal Care, Education, Construction, and Fundraising. Orientations for Animal Care will begin in February and March 2010, but all other areas of our organization need volunteers immediately. For information on volunteering visit www.wahrefugecentre.org  Contact Samantha Hunter (Volunteer Coordinator) at (705) 692-4478 or samantha@wahrefugecentre.org  to sign up today!

Walden-CAN Spring/Summer Newsletter …in the Works! The Walden-CAN Newsletter Committee welcomes Marc Morin and June Epple. We are gathering material for the next issue. Please send your Copy to Marc at info@livelyphysio.ca by February 20th. The Newsletter is scheduled to reach you early in March. Forbes Stoodley, Walden-CAN Newsletter Committee

What’s Happening!
Walden Winter Carnival: Feb.11th- Opening Ceremony, Sudbury Jr. Wolves Game, Bonfire; Feb.12th- Comedy Night and Feb.13, 14th- family fun for everyone! See www.waldenwintercarnival.com  for events and locations
GSPS Community Information Session- Gangs and Youth: Feb. 24th Presentation 6:30–8:30pm, Parkside Older Adult Centre. For details call Anna Marie Barsanti, GSPS 675-9171 Ext. 2631
Our Friendship Centre's Chili Lunch: Fri. March 5th in Kinsmen Hall, Lively from 9am-1:30pm. Mild or Hot Chili, Eat-in or Take-out, Bake and Penny Table . Proceeds to: Developmentally Disabled Adults Call Cathy 692-3072


Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

 

 

 

 

  Photos from 2010 Wild at heart Calendar

Wild at Heart …Moving to New Wildlife Refuge Centre!
Wild at Heart rehabilitates orphaned, injured, and sick wild animals so they may be released back into the wild. We treat approximately 500 wild animals per year and are expanding into our new 5,000 square foot education and care centre to accommodate many more. As awareness grows about our centre in Northern Ontario, so do the number of animals we receive annually. As a non-profit, charitable organization that relies on donations, supplies, and volunteers to accomplish our mission, we are proud to feature our new 2010 calendar to help raise funds for the upcoming year. All of the animals in our calendar have been treated at Wild at Heart this past year. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead and we hope that you can join us and help give wildlife a second chance at wild life!
Contact us at: Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre…Currently located within the Walden Animal Hospital, 11 White Road, Lively, ON P3Y 1C3 Call 692-4478 or log on www.wahrefugecentre.org 


 

 

December 2009, Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star
3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting at Anderson Farm Museum!
The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society and Councilor Jacques Barbeau would like to invite you to join us at the Anderson Farm Museum, on Dec. 12th from 6–8pm - for our 3rd Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting.
Everyone will gather in front of the huge Christmas Tree and the Greater Sudbury Firemen’s Christmas Float at 6pm. After the official Christmas Tree- Lighting at 7pm–with Mayor Rodriguez, Councilor Barbeau and Chair AFMHS Mary Barr, several Choirs will perform–including students from Ecole St. Paul- followed by community caroling- with MC Forbes Stoodley keeping everyone in the Christmas spirit!
Inside the Stable volunteers will serve free hot chocolate, cookies and candies, while people can check out the Vintage Toys and kids can visit with Santa. This year we’re inviting people to bring donations of non-perishable food for the Greater Sudbury Firemen.
And in the Granary Santa’s Helpers will have toys and Christmas crafts on display and goodies to hand out too.
Outside there will be horse-drawn wagon rides and (with enough snow) sliding & winter fun for kids! The buildings on site will be lit up with ‘Green’ (environmentally-friendly) Christmas lights!
It’s is a real old-fashioned, FREE community event! Everyone is welcome!
For details call, Mary Barr, Chair AFMHS at 586-2611

37th Annual Walden Winter Carnival …in the Olympic Spirit!
The Annual Walden Winter Carnival will take place on Feb 11,12,13,14 - which is the Family Day Weekend, Valentines Day and right in the middle of the Olympics. Our Carnival 2010 will have an Olympic theme and we’re asking the local school kids to design our carnival button with an Olympic design.
New events this year include: a Sudbury Jr. Wolves Game on the Thursday night after Opening Ceremonies; the Bonfire - organized by the Greater Sudbury Fire Department- held before the game in the parking lot across the street from the arena and on the weekend – New Rides for the kids- in large track-driven Argos, and maybe even the large Trail grooming machines.
Some return events include: the Helicopter rides and Colin the Woodcarver – with his chainsaws - to carve for the kids.
The Comedy Night tickets @ $10.00 each, will be available to purchase during Dec. at local business in Lively. The comedy show this year will be better than ever with Giggles Comedy Agency and is bound to be a sell out, so those interested should purchase as soon as possible.
Check the carnival website at www.Waldenwintercarnival.com  to view events, times and locations.
Wayne St Georges, Chair-Walden Winter Carnival Organization Committee

Sudbury & District Kennel Club…Active in Walden!
The Obedience Section of the Sudbury & District Kennel Club is very active in the Walden area. We host events in Obedience, Agility and Tracking and teach classes five nights a week both for students wishing to compete and for those just looking to have a well-behaved canine companion. Several of our instructors have successfully competed In Canada-wide events with the top obedience dog in Canada (all breeds) twice coming from our ranks. For information on our programs you may call our information line at 705-692-9709.
Training Tip: One of the most powerful re-enforcers available when training your dog is play. Playing builds a strong bond between you and your dog that will enable you to call him away from other dogs and even squirrels. So, let your inner child play with your dog. It is great for your soul as well as his!

What’s Happening in Walden!

Busy Season at Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club! Dec. 2: Tri-Lions Christmas Party; Dec. 15: Community Christmas Potluck at 6pm; Dec. 16: Seniors’ Dinner-organized in conjunction with Whitefish Lions-served at Noon
And Feb 11,12,13,14: Beaver Lake Winter Carnival. For details see the Beaver Lake Page of www.Walden-CAN.com  or Winter Issue of Walden-CAN Newsletter.
R.H. Murray Public School will host a Christmas Concert on Monday, December 7th - with a matinée at 1 pm and evening performance at 6 pm. Cost of admission is a donation of canned food or any dry goods. Warm Apple cider will be served following the evening performance. Everyone is welcome.
Walden Youth For Youth Christmas Fundraiser! Friday, December 18th in the Kinsman Hall, in Lively, from 4-8pm featuring: Cookie Decorating, Movie- "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and a complimentary photo taken with Santa! Please support our Youth with a Donation to the Walden Youth 4 Youth!
‘Winter Wonderland’ Concert at LDSS! Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm in the small gym at LDSS…featuring students studying music in Grades 7 –11, plus the work of LDSS visual arts students. Everyone is welcome! Admission is a donation of non-perishable food. We hope to see you there!
Country Singer/Songwriter- Jamie Byron...Live on MCTV! Dec. 5th at 9:50pm in Sudbury Secondary School Auditorium. You’ll get to hear the first single from Jamie Byron…before it’s released in the new year to Country Radio across Canada! Check out the song at www.cmt.ca/artist/jamiebyron 


Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator,
www.Walden-CAN.com  692-3021

 

Tour New Green School in Lively Nov.19th!
Rainbow District School Board will host a public information session about the green features at the new Walden Public School in Lively on Thursday, November 19th. The information session will begin at 7 pm in the gymnasium of the new school at 249 Sixth Avenue in Lively. Everyone is welcome.
“Walden Public School is a model for sustainable development,” said Rainbow District School Board Director of Education, Jean Hanson. Green features include geothermal heating and cooling systems, radiant floor heating, displacement ventilation, energy efficient fixtures, occupancy sensors, waterless urinals and a wind turbine.
“With this new school, the Board is exploring the possibility of building a carbon neutral facility, where the energy that is used is equal to the energy that is produced,” said Director Hanson. “We are well on our way towards achieving this vision and look forward to sharing our progress with the community.”
There are many benefits to building high performance facilities, from education, environmental and economic perspectives. “Go green features protect the natural environment, provide a healthy, hands-on place to learn, reduce energy consumption and operating expenses, and make new schools exceptional learning and teaching tools for students and staff,” said Director Hanson.
Students from Jessie Hamilton Public School and George Vanier Public School will be moving into the new Walden Public School in mid-November. The school offers English and French Immersion programs in JK to Grade 6.
Walden Public School is Rainbow District School Board’s second green school. Valley View Public School, the first green school in Northern Ontario, opened in September 2007.
* For the complete Article see Schools Page of www.Walden-CAN.com 
Lively Ski Hill to Have Snowmaking!
The Walden Ski Club has been working with the City of Greater Sudbury over the course of the summer to ensure snowmaking equipment will be installed in time for the 2009-2010 ski season. Currently the water line needed to operate the guns is being installed and all the other necessary equipment has been ordered. The Club expects to have everything in place for the upcoming ski season. Volunteers with the Club have also been working hard to clear the ski hill of brush and other saplings that may impede skiers. The Walden Ski Club would like to thank everyone who has donated their time and money towards this project. For more information please contact waldenskiclub@hotmail.com.

Angie Nussey’s Remembrance Day Tribute –‘Mrs. Smith’ on Yutube! It’s a very beautiful, poignant tribute to our armed forces- past and present
- featuring photos - historic and current- courtesy of the Dept. of National
Defence. Note: For every single sold a donation will be made by Angie and Hope Cafe Records to the Canadian Armed Forces. You can view Angie’s video on the Arts Page of www.Walden-CAN.com 
WALDEN CITIZENS ON PATROL Update!
The Walden Citizens on Patrol Program is composed of dedicated and caring community-minded volunteers, who work together to keep an eye on homes and businesses within the Walden, Lively, Naughton and Whitefish areas.

Volunteers undergo a Police background check, interview, and training by the Greater Sudbury Police Service. Once they have fulfilled all requirements, volunteers are provided with a vehicle, uniform, mobile radios, and an Office location from which they are able to conduct mobile observations of their area.

This Program has been active within the Walden area since June 2008. Participants are an additional set of eyes and ears for Police and community partners, and provide an invaluable service to the community of Walden. Volunteers with the Walden COP program also participated in the Walden Volunteer Conference and the Volunteer Family Day at Anderson Farm.

Volunteers for Dispatch positions along with Mobile Observation Team positions are currently needed to expand and sustain this Program in the community of Walden. Application forms are available at the Walden Storefront, on line at www.police.sudbury.on.ca , or by calling the Volunteer Coordinator at 675-9171 ext 2335.

What’s Happening!
Nov. 7,8: Walden Art Club’s 17th Annual-‘Artists in Action’ Show and Sale This is a unique exhibit featuring working artists displaying their skills on site, while you watch. Traditional framed art, as well as a variety of original hand crafted items, will be available for viewing, or for purchase. Free Admission, Door Prizes and Refreshments. Young, aspiring artists can try manipulating the same materials that members use. Adults can try their skills at acrylic painting on a large community canvas. Contact: Ron Nadjiwon 692-5386 ronandnan84@hotmail.com 
Nov. 21: WAFA 6th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale at Fielding Memorial Park from 10am – 5pm. Featuring Artists: Cheryl Battistelli, Barry Bowerman, Debra Lynn Ireland, Jean Kulmala, John Kulmala, Susan Lampinen and Royce Simpson. Details call Barry at 692-3209
Nov.20,21,22 : 30th Annual Rendezvous Art and Craft Sale at the Penage Rd. Community Centre Friday from 7-9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm.
There is no charge for refreshments and Admission is FREE! To participate or for more information, please call Ira-Jane at 866-2989
Nov. 27,28: Northern Ontario Agri-Food Education & Marketing Inc. (NOAFEM) hosts the Quest for New Farm Value-Value Plus™ Workshop at Days Inn (corner of Elm and Lorne Streets) Sudbury. To register, contact NOAFEM, 1540 Hwy. 17E, Wahnapitae, ON P0M 3C0, call 705-694-4396 www.norontagrifood.org  noront.agrifood@sympatico.ca  or fax 705-694-2030


November, 2009 Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator Walden-CAN


 

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We're the 50th best city for entrepreneurs

October 20, 2009 - Sudbury Star - Posted online

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its list of
Canada's top entrepreneurial cities. Sudbury ranks 50th, behind only the
Greater Toronto Area (33rd), Belleville (44th) and Oshawa (45th) among
Ontario cities.

Among cities in Northern Ontario, Thunder Bay ranks 58th, Sault Ste. Marie
is tied with St. Catharines-Niagara at 61st, while Timmins is 70th.

The survey only includes cities with a population of at least 25,000.

Overall, the organization says that the 2009 rankings reveal the majority of
urban fringes outscore city cores. Select cities in Saskatchewan and Quebec
show better than average performance in providing a good environment for
small business development. Generally, areas outside of the city centre
promote greater business growth through stronger entrepreneurial culture and
sounder public policy for businesses.

Besides measuring core statistics such as business start-ups and
self-employment, the rankings also aim to incorporate direct measures of
business climate - the actual perspectives of a community's business
owners. Measuring the current state of businesses provides insight on how
well they are able to generate business within the community. Meanwhile,
assessing future business outlook can help determine the viability of the
businesses in an area and gauge how the local economy is performing as a
whole. Using business owner views on local governance also helps rate the
effectiveness of public policy on businesses.

The CFIB assembled a listing of 12 indicators for its survey. Drawing from
published and custom-tabbed Statistics Canada sources, the index contains
direct perspectives from CFIB's membership, which numbers more than 105,000
business owners across Canada.

There are about 100 cities with populations above 25,000 in Canada.

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I am ‘Hooked’! …Airlie Suutari- Little Lake Penage As a retired senior citizen with a background in knitting and quilting, who spends summers in the north, I was intrigued to read of a Sudbury Weavers and Spinners Guild meeting in the WOW column of the Northern Life newspaper. I called and was encouraged to attend the evening meeting, where I was warmly welcomed by a group of very friendly people who were enthusiastic about teaching their craft.
By joining the Guild for an Annual Membership of $15, I could attend a weekly instruction class where, under the patient mentoring of highly skilled teachers, one could practice the craft on one of their several looms, both floor and table. I now have my own loom at our summer residence that is never without a project.
I have progressed to volunteering at the Anderson Farm Museum each summer in the company of dedicated spinners, to demonstrate the weaving of rag mats on the antique floor loom to the general public. The Guild also provides demonstrations during the month of June, to all Sudbury school children learning about early pioneer life.
As a weaver in summer, and quilter in winter, I have developed a split personality.
Needless to say, I am "hooked". (hook: a tool used to draw the warp thread through the heddles to the front beam)
Note: 3 members of the Sudbury Weavers & Spinners Guild demonstrated in the Farm House during the Annual FALL FAIR-2009: spinning- Margo Poitras, finger weaving- Pauline Newlands and weaving on the ‘Root Loom’- Airlie Suutari

Lesley Fisher, Principal of New GREEN School in Walden! Lesley Fisher has been appointed principal of Walden Public School, Rainbow District School Board’s new green school in Sudbury West, which brings together students from Jessie Hamilton Public School and George Vanier Public School. Lesley Fisher was principal of Jessie Hamilton Public School for the past three years. She is also a resident of the Lively community. A classroom teacher since 1993, Lesley Fisher taught a variety of grades in both the French Immersion and English programs prior to her appointment as a school administrator. She is also a graduate of the Rainbow District School Board’s French Immersion program. Principal Fisher looks forward to working with the community and the staff of the new school to promote ongoing excellence in both official languages
The school's motto is "Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow" - "Agir pour l'avenir"!
For more information about Walden Public School (JK to Grade 6 English and French Immersion) visit www.walden.rainbowschools.ca 

Sudburyn Suomen Kielen Koulu - Sudbury Finnish Language School! Our new fall season started on Tues. Sept 22nd. Classes are held at Siion Pentecostal Church, 1843 Paris Street from 6 to 7:30pm every Tues from Sept 22nd to Dec. 1st - with a winter session from January until May 2010.
Students will become familiar with the Finnish language; learning vocabulary, common phrases, alphabet, numbers, days of the week, food, and family members. They will develop an understanding of the culture and history of the Finnish people. Songs, games and crafts will enhance the program. Children’s (4 – 13 years) classes are free.
Adult classes for ages 14 and up will also learn vocabulary, common phrases and conversational Finnish.
Ability to speak Finnish is not a requisite! Please join us and bring a friend. See you there. For Details, Please call Norma at 522-0222
See Finnish Version at www.walden-can.com/community_notices.htm 

What’s Happening in Walden!
Oct. 13th: LDSS Bottle Drive 2009- Do you have any empty beer, liquor or wine bottles? LDSS students will be circulating throughout Lively on Oct. 13th from 3-9pm to collect glass bottles. All we ask is that you put the bottles at the end of your driveway before 3pm. The students will collect them and all monies raised will support the LDSS Student Council.
Oct. 15th: Walden-CAN-‘Health Forum Presentations’-7pm, T.M. Davies Community Centre. Topics include update re: Northern Ontario Telemedicine Network by Jennifer Michaud, Director-NOTN; followed by a progress report on renovations at the new Nurse Practitioners Clinic in Lively by Marilyn Butcher, Clinic Director-SDNPC. And because the Sudbury District Health Unit is unable to participate (they’re giving shots that night) Ms Butcher will also address the current situation re: both H1N1 and seasonal Flu shots. (The SDHU will be posting Flu shot dates and times.) Everyone is welcome!
Oct. 24: ‘Autumn Splendour’- Quilt, Craft & Collectibles Sale-hosted by the Lively Heritage Arts Guild from 9am – 4pm, in the Kinsmen Hall, Lively. FREE Admission! Penny Table, Baking, Quilt Raffle and Tea and Coffee provided by Walden Seniors and Pensioners Inc.
Join The Blue Saints Drum and Bugle Corps! Sudbury’s premier youth marching music ensemble (ages 12-21). Learn how to play at our monthly music camps. Travel and perform for thousands next summer in Canada and the USA! We’re looking for: Dancers, Brass Musicians and Drummers. No experience necessary. We’ll teach you! For membership/music camp information call 692-5646 www.bluesaints.com 
Call to Artists & Crafters! The Penage Rd. Community Centre will be hosting its 30th Annual Rendezvous Art and Craft Sale on Nov.20 (7-9pm), Nov.21 and 22 (10am-4pm). Admission is FREE! New Artists and Crafters are welcome. To participate or for more details call Ira-Jane at 866-2989



Oct. 2009 Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 




Walden Family Health Team on track

September 25, 2009 - Rachel Punch - Sudbury Star - p. A3

City council decided last fall to put the breaks on spending $500,000 to
help accommodate proposed health-care clinics in Rayside-Balfour and Walden.

Council wanted to wait until they could be assured the investment would
bring health services to those areas.

They got that assurance Wednesday night when two of four new doctors who
have agreed to join the City of Lakes Family Health Team attended a council
meeting.

Council agreed to contribute $345,000 to help the health team develop the
Walden site. Council also agreed to have a budget option prepared for the
development of the Rayside Balfour site.

"This is great news for thousands of people across our community who are
looking for a family physician," stated David Courtemanche, executive
director of the health team.

"Given the current economic climate, council's decision to support these
physicians demonstrates their commitment to improving the local health-care
system and making primary health care accessible to citizens throughout
Greater Sudbury."

The team is made up of family physicians and other health-care professionals
who work collaboratively to provide comprehensive health-care services to
patients.

The teams are part of the provincial government's plan to reduce wait times
and provide better access to doctors and nurses.

Dr. Katherine Gasparini and Dr. Sarah Duncan watched as council approved the
recommendation. The two doctors, as well as Dr. Liisa Levasseur and Dr.
Monica Susil, will be joining the family health team in 2010 after finishing
the Family Medicine Residency at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Coun. Jacques Barbeau, who represents the Walden area, said he would not
support "something that wasn't there for the taking."

"I was adamant about getting doctors into the community that didn't have an
existing slate," he said.

These new doctors are "100% committed to working full time at this clinic,"
Barbeau said.

It will bring health-care services to the community and create about 10
good-paying

Family health

* Four new doctors, Dr. Katherine Gasparini, Dr. Sarah Duncan, Dr. Liisa
Levasseur and Dr. Monica Susil, will be joining the family health team in
2010 after finishing the Family Medicine Residency at the Northern Ontario
School of Medicine.

* The plan is to open the Walden clinic in July 2010 and the Chelmsford site
in 2012, given the successful recruitment of more physicians.

* The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is expected to provide 50% of
the money to renovate the building.

jobs, he said.

"We are absolutely excited to have these new doctors move in," Barbeau said.

The Walden clinic will be located in the former town of Walden municipal
building at 25 Black Lake Rd.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is expected to provide 50% of the
money to renovate the building. The ministry, the health team and the
physicians will be responsible for operational costs.

It is estimated the city has more than 30,000 patients who do not have a
primary health caregiver, according to a report presented to council.

The City of Lakes Family Health Team has a current patient roster of more
than 12,200. About 2,700 of these patients were orphaned patients when the
health team first opened its doors in 2008.

The Walden site will enroll 6,000 new orphan patients. It is estimated that
Walden will require six new family physicians (including the four that have
already agreed to join the team) and Chelmsford will need four.

Now that the health team has secured funding from the city, it will go after
capital money and a transitional funding agreement for staffing and
operations from the ministry.

The goal is to open the Walden clinic in July 2010 and the Chelmsford site
in 2012, given the successful recruitment of more physicians.

rpunch@thesudburystar.com

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Subject: Article on Childhood Obesity


Kids eating, living unhealthy: report
Posted By Harold Carmichael/The Sudbury Star



If your youngster enjoys spending hours watching television, playing video
games, surfing the Internet or sending text messages to friends and having a
pop and potato chips for a snack, listen up.

If those habits don't change and get replaced by physical activities and
more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, heart disease, diabetes and even
many forms of cancer could be the outcome in the not-so-distant future.

"Unfortunately, the signal is getting stronger," said John Binks, community
mission specialist with the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Greater Sudbury
Wednesday. "(It) shows that our children are still facing an unhealthy
childhood due to a lack of physical activity and poor eating habits, even
though statistics 10 years ago brought these problems to light. And, if the
situation does not improve soon, this generation of children, through no
fault of their own, will realize a shorter life expectancy than their
parents due to the risk of developing life-threatening illnesses such as
high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart disease."

Binks was commenting on the findings of the 2009 Heart & Stroke Report on
the Health of Ontario's Kids, a survey involving 1,189 Ontario parents of
children aged six to 12 years. The survey was a follow-up to a 1998 national
survey of 424 parents of children in the same age bracket.

Binks made his observation at a press conference at the Lionel Lalonde
Recreation Centre in Azilda, one of four held simultaneously across Ontario
on Wednesday.

Binks was accompanied at the press conference by Greg Ross, associate dean
(research), of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

One of the most important findings of the 2009 survey was that just one in
eight kids, or 13%, was eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables
daily -- the Canada Food Guide minimum. The 1998 survey, meanwhile, found
only one in five children was hitting that food goal.

"This is extremely disturbing given the growing trend of overweight and
obese children in Ontario," said Ross.

According to Ross and Binks, an estimated 28% or Ontario children are
overweight or obese.

There was no change in the number of children eating some form of junk food
such as french fries, candy or chocolate bars three or more times a week,
both the 2009 and 1998 reports recording one in four children.

But the number of children who are physically active three or more times per
week fell to 57% in 2009, down from 66% in 1998.

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"This decrease in physical activity is disturbing given that we see one in
four children eating junk food two or more times a week," added Ross.

One positive finding of the report concerned whole grain consumption. Back
in 1998, just one in three kids was eating whole grain breads or cereals.
The 2009 report found almost half of Ontario children now meet the
guideline.

"(But) 50% of Ontario children still do not eat whole grain products," said
Ross.

To help push for change that would lead to a healthier future for Ontario
children, the Heart & Stroke Foundation launched an initiative last spring
entitled SPARK -- Together for Healthy Kids.

At the initiative website ( www.heartandstroke.ca/spark ),some 10,000 people
have pledged to push for more physical activity opportunities for kids.

"We really need to spark change at a generational level, at organizational
levels, at municipal government levels, at provincial government levels,"
said Binks. "It is time we decide the health of Ontario's children be put
foremost. (Through SPARK -- Together for Healthy Kids) We are trying to
launch a social movement. We want to do something and we want to do it now."

Supporting partners of SPARK -- Together for Health Kids include the YMCA,
Ontario College of Family Physicians, ParticipACTION, and Canadian Diabetes
Association. Locally, two SPARK Community Advocacy Fund Projects -- the
Sudbury Good Food Box Committee and Healthy Schools Health Kids Coalition
(Sudbury) -- have received $4,000 and $2,000 respectively.

A good start for parents to get their kids more active, said Binks, is to
turn off the computer, television, cellphone and video games and take them
outside for some kind of activity.

"It has to come from the parents, it has to come from society," he said. "We
need to make it unacceptable. Screen time is not inherently evil, but the
lack of physical activity is."

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Walden-CAN- Back In Action! Walden-CAN is back in action after our summer break! But in reality half of our Executive were busy this summer -working on behalf of the communities of Walden!

Our Webmasters: Neeltje Van Roon and Dale Kilbey, continued to update and improve www.Walden-CAN.com - in spite of numerous electrical storms and computer malfunctions! They posted News Releases, community notices, posters, Newsletters and updates from CGS, City of Lakes Family Health Team, Fall Fair Committee, Arts, Community, Health and Sports Organizations.

     Be sure to check www.Walden-CAN.com weekly for the new postings and use our FREE website as a way of sharing your information with all the communities of Walden.

 Our Newsletter Team: Jennifer Carlisle-Editor and Forbes Stoodley-Reporter- for the 2nd year- worked over the summer to prepare and produce our Fall 2009 Newsletter. 70+ Community Groups, Schools, Churches and Sports Teams in Walden were invited to submit information re: activities, programs and special events happening from Sept.–Nov.2009.

    Forbes conducted interviews and prepared articles. By Aug. it was time for Jennifer to work her magic: cutting and pasting, inserting photographs, editing articles, designing the layout -squeezing in last minute news- submitting Copy to our Executive for proofing and coordinating production at the CGS Print Shop- in time for mail-out to homes in Walden before Sept.

     It was exciting to read the Front-Page News about the four Doctors recruited for the new City of Lakes Family Health Team Site in Walden!

     You can read our Fall 2009 Newsletter on www.Walden-CAN.com or pick up a copy at the Lively Citizens Centre.

Our New Walden-CAN Beautification Committee: In May, Kevan Moxam-Manager of Parks Services, CGS met with Walden-CAN to answer questions from our newly formed Beautification Committee, Chair-Forbes Stoodley, W-CAN Members: Gord Key and Jennifer Carlisle. Kevan and Councilor Barbeau provided insight, possibilities and parameters re: preparing a Proposal for the CGS 2010 Budget. Kevan also outlined the CGS construction/beautification plans for Walden facilities and parks. Our committee was encouraged to reach out to community groups, schools and local businesses for input and support and to start developing a Plan.

      Letters were emailed to our 120+ Walden-CAN Contacts inviting them to attend a Public Meeting on June 15. As a result, the Beautification Committee now includes: a school principal, a representative from Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society and several individuals from the community.

    “…We’ll be having another Meeting in Sept and we hope that some local businesses will get involved… Our Goal is to have a Proposal ready to present during the 2010 CGS Budget process… If anyone has any ideas -which could be explored and possibly included in our Proposal- they should call me at 692-9224. Deadline for community input is Oct.1” Forbes Stoodley-Chair

 

Watch for GOOSE PATROLS! 6 days a week (Mon.-Sat) in the early morning, you might see Riser- an 8˝ year old Black Lab- and Brian or Liz on GOOSE PATROL-at Simon Lake, Whitewater Lake or Capreol Lake Parks. Their first Patrol is 6:30–7am, the 2nd Patrol at 9:30-10am. Don’t be alarmed by their ‘Dummy Launcher’- which sounds just like a 22 rifle. GOOSE PATROLS–keeping Canada Geese off CGS grounds and lakes -will continue until Oct. 31st. If Geese are a problem in your area, call 311.

 

Looking For New Members!

Kinsmen Club of Walden: We are more than just fundraising! Friendship and camaraderie are an integral part of the Kinsmen Club experience! Meetings are held every 2nd Wed., 7pm in Naughton Community Centre. If you would like to help us make our community a better place to live and play, please contact Dave Kiley at 692-9751

Walden Lions Club: The Walden Lions have had a busy year: participating in the Walden-CAN Community Conference, coordinating our first Community Volunteer Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum- as well as all our regular fundraising activities to support the Walden Food Bank, Children’s Telethon etc. And we will have a Display and a Fish Pond at the Sept. 12th Fall Fair at the Anderson Farm.  “…But we need new members to make our club more productive in the coming year! For more information, please contact Claire Hobden at 692-4490 or hobden@personainternet.com

Walden-CAN: Can you take accurate, fairly detailed Minutes? Do you have a few hours to spare most months? Walden-CAN needs a volunteer to be our Secretary at monthly meetings. We only meet from Sept.- June and most meetings are 1˝-2 hours long. Usually our Committees/Task Forces provide E-Copies of their Updates/Reports to the Chair before the meeting. If you are interested, please call Gwen- Communications, Walden-CAN at 692-3021.

 

What’s Happening in Walden!

FALL FAIR at the Anderson Farm: Sept.12th 10am–4pm. Entertainment, Storytelling, Demonstrations, Arts/Craft Vendors and Displays, BBQ and the Official Opening of the Walden 25 Year TIME CAPSULE- in the Loft of the BARN. See www.Walden-CAN.com or call Mary Barr, Chair at 586-2611

53 Annual NOAA Art Exhibit: Walden Art Club, Walden Association of Fine Arts and Sudbury Art Club are co-hosting the NOAA Art Exhibit- featuring 40 juried pieces- on display in T.M. Davies Community Centre Sept. 12, 2-4pm. From Sept. 15–Oct. 7th, the Exhibit can be viewed at the Old Town Hall, Black Lake Rd.  For details call Lois Poulin at 983-2162.

Toaist Tai Chi Beginners Class: A 4 month Beginners Class begins Sept. 8th, Trinity United Church, Lively. A Demonstration by Taoist Tai Chi Society takes place Sept.12, 11am, at the Fall Fair. Details call Wendy at 692-9290

 

 

 

Sept. 2009: Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle, Communications-Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

Dust-up in the Shopping Cart Corral.
Walden folks are pleasant and courteous. They do help one another. This is why this complaint is so mystifying – shopping carts left in parking places at the supermarket.

Picture this: the parking lot seems full as you drive around and then you spy a vacant space. Your happiness knows no limits; life is good. Joyfully, you wheel into it, only to smash into a shopping cart left right in the middle. It seems so easy to push these carts over to the corral. Even the cart with the thumping wheel is no challenge and forbidden vocabulary would stay where it belongs – synapse-free and neglected.

Beautification Committee.
This subcommittee of the Walden–CAN wants to work with area schools, organizations and businesses as well as interested citizens to improve the visual aspects of certain sites in our community.

Already, there have been improvements thanks to our municipal people, especially in front of the former Walden City Hall. This building is the proposed site for our City of Lakes Medical Services Centre.

Planning and budget requests will be worked on early this fall so that we will be ready for Spring 2010. Let’s get growing!

The Walden Youth For Youth Program, guided by our two dauntless Youth Co-ordinators: June Epple and Susi Knezaurek, has had a full season with much more to come.

Sessions on Cyber Bullying, Snow machine and Internet Safety, and Drug and Alcohol workshops were provided by the Sudbury Police and the District Health Unit.

Our youth were invaluable to the Walden-CAN Community Conference and the Lions’ Club Volunteer Fair.

Councillor Jacques Barbeau headed the gourmet chefs including Mayor John Rodriguez, Police Chief Frank Elsner, Fire Chief Marc Leduc and Constable Gilles Rainville, at the first Annual BBQ Fundraiser. Councillors Cimino and Callahan, along with Tim Beachman, Chief of Emergency Services, were on hand for the second shift.

Our Walden Youth For Youth, June and Susi, anticipate a splendid fall schedule of activities. Well Done!

 speaking of things well done; recently Councillor Jacques Barbeau was pleased to present prestigious Millennium Scholarship Foundation awards to three Walden Students: Jessica De Santi, Andrea Mytny, and Tomas Pollard. Jessica is pursuing political science studies; Andrea is enrolled in life sciences/ biology; and Tomas wants to major in mathematics. Nice!!

Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics.
Construction will be underway soon at the Lively site of the Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics. It is estimated that the construction will be completed later in 2009. Many Lively area patients are already accessing services at the Sudbury site on Riverside Drive and are looking forward to having their care transferred to the Lively site.

The team of nurse practitioners and physicians has recently expanded to include a clinic pharmacist who is providing patients with expert guidance regarding their medications. In particular, patients who have a number of chronic diseases and are taking multiple medications benefit from this team approach.

The current site at Riverside Drive is bursting at its seams and once the Lively site is operational, several staff will be transferred there. Patients attending either the Lively or Sudbury site will have the opportunity to access care from the entire interdisciplinary team of nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacist, social worker, registered nurse and dietician.

Lively area residents are invited to register at the Sudbury site at 359 Riverside Drive, Unit 107 in advance of the Lively opening. Further information regarding the Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinic can be found on our web site at www.sdnp.ca  .

Lake Stewardships.
Walden’s beautiful lakes need looking after. Lake Stewardships for Long, Black, Simon, Little Penage, Fairbank and Little Round lakes have been formed for just this purpose. These people are on the watch for blue/green algae, water milfoil and anything else that could harm these wonderful resources.

Signs have been erected where appropriate. Boaters are encouraged to wash boat bottoms and props. This only makes good sense to prevent the spread of algae or milfoil.

Lakeside dwellers should ensure that septic systems are functioning properly. Use phosphate-free cleaning products. Fertilizing lawns only adds to the problem of blue/green algae. I have a most interesting collection of weeds. When cut short and viewed from a distance, they pass for a lawn.

Actually, fertilizers as well as phosphate-loaded cleaners will eventually make their way into our water system. That’s not a good thing.





August 2009 Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star
Forbes Stoodley (692-9224), for Gwen Doyle, Communications Co-ordinator, Walden-CAN

 

 

Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts at Anderson Farm!
The Anderson Farm Museum will be alive with the sound of music this summer. Singer/Songwriter Gladys McElrea- Northern Gypsie- has once again volunteered to coordinate our Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts at the Anderson Farm Museum in Lively. She last organized a Concert Series for the Anderson Farm in 2002.

Hosted by the Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society, the City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Museums the 4 FREE Concerts will take place: July 1st, July 22nd, Aug. 5th and Aug. 26th from 7–8pm outside, beside the Barn. Everyone is welcome! Be sure to bring your own chair.

“…We’re very excited to announce the Line-up for the first 3 of our 4 FREE Concerts at the Anderson Farm. July 1: Rock the Farm With SuperStack, July 22: TubaBoy…Guaranteed to Make You Smile and Aug.5: Northern Gypsie…Making Music. We hope to see you at the Farm! Bring the family!”
Mary Barr, Chair-Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society

For details & bios see Events Calendar on www.Walden-CAN.com. If you have any questions, please call Gladys McElrea at 561-2638

Soccer is Alive and Well in Walden!
For anyone driving by the Hillcrest Field complex in Lively on a weeknight, you know that soccer is alive and well in Walden.
This summer, close to 800 kids play soccer in Lively, Naughton and Whitefish on 48 teams. Many more people, including the Walden Minor Soccer Association (WMSA) Executive, youth referees, sponsors and more than 100 volunteer coaches help make the season possible. WMSA is the third largest soccer club in the City of Greater Sudbury.
Our season started on May 21 and finishes with our year-end banquet on Saturday August 15. All our kids receive team photos, full uniforms and trophies when they register with WMSA. The banquet is an opportunity to celebrate all our players’ efforts over the season and to thank our dedicated coaches who make soccer fun and possible in Walden. All coaches are parent volunteers who step forward to teach future soccer players the game in a fun, supportive environment.
Our Under 18 division, with two teams, plays with teams in Espanola and Rayside-Balfour. Our other divisions play teams within WMSA – our next smallest divisions, Under 15 and Under 12, have six teams each. Our largest division, Under 6, has 15 teams (240 kids) in 2009.
WMSA encourages fair play in a friendly sporting environment where learning the sport and enjoying the company of friends is paramount. We do not subscribe to creating an intensely competitive environment but instead want to see all participants back the following year, having fun and getting plenty of exercise.
For more information on WMSA, please visit our website at www.waldenminorsoccer.webs.com  or call our WMSA Hotline at 626-9696.
First Steps… for Walden-CAN Beautification Committee!
Some parts of Walden need a touch-up. The Beautification Committee of the Walden CAN toured these sites to determine best ways to do this. We were especially pleased with suggestions from Leslie Fisher, Principal of our new Green School and Judy Noble, Principal of LDSS, who wish to involve their students in specific projects.

We would like to involve more of our Walden residents in our efforts to make our community sparkle. Don't be afraid. Contact: Jennifer Carlisle 692-0141 moqui928@hotmail.com or Forbes Stoodley 692-9224 colestar@persona.ca 

July 31st Deadline for Walden-CAN Autumn Newsletter!
The Newsletter Committee of the Walden-CAN is looking for information about your community group for our Autumn Newsletter. If your organization has something interesting to share, please contact Jennifer Carlisle at jcarlisle928@hotmail.com  or call 692-0141 before July 31st. Please make information applicable to September, October, and November. We are hoping to hear from all over Walden! Jennifer Carlisle

July 24-26: Atikameksheng Traditional Gathering to be held at the Sacred Grounds. For details contact Bridget Elliot at 692-3651.


July 2009 Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts at Anderson Farm!
The Anderson Farm Museum will be alive with the sound of music this summer. Singer/Songwriter Gladys McElrea- Northern Gypsie- has once again volunteered to coordinate our Summer Series of 4 FREE Concerts at the Anderson Farm Museum in Lively. She last organized a Concert Series for the Anderson Farm in 2002.

Hosted by the Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society, the City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Museums the 4 FREE Concerts will take place: July 1st, July 22nd, Aug. 5th and Aug. 26th from 7–8pm outside, beside the Barn. Everyone is welcome! Be sure to bring your own chair.

“…We’re very excited to announce the Line-up for the first 3 of our 4 FREE Concerts at the Anderson Farm. July 1: Rock the Farm With SuperStack, July 22: TubaBoy…Guaranteed to Make You Smile and Aug.5: Northern Gypsie…Making Music. We hope to see you at the Farm! Bring the family!”
Mary Barr, Chair-Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society

For details & bios see Events Calendar on www.Walden-CAN.com . If you have any questions, please call Gladys McElrea at 561-2638

Soccer is Alive and Well in Walden!
For anyone driving by the Hillcrest Field complex in Lively on a weeknight, you know that soccer is alive and well in Walden.
This summer, close to 800 kids play soccer in Lively, Naughton and Whitefish on 48 teams. Many more people, including the Walden Minor Soccer Association (WMSA) Executive, youth referees, sponsors and more than 100 volunteer coaches help make the season possible. WMSA is the third largest soccer club in the City of Greater Sudbury.
Our season started on May 21 and finishes with our year-end banquet on Saturday August 15. All our kids receive team photos, full uniforms and trophies when they register with WMSA. The banquet is an opportunity to celebrate all our players’ efforts over the season and to thank our dedicated coaches who make soccer fun and possible in Walden. All coaches are parent volunteers who step forward to teach future soccer players the game in a fun, supportive environment.
Our Under 18 division, with two teams, plays with teams in Espanola and Rayside-Balfour. Our other divisions play teams within WMSA – our next smallest divisions, Under 15 and Under 12, have six teams each. Our largest division, Under 6, has 15 teams (240 kids) in 2009.
WMSA encourages fair play in a friendly sporting environment where learning the sport and enjoying the company of friends is paramount. We do not subscribe to creating an intensely competitive environment but instead want to see all participants back the following year, having fun and getting plenty of exercise.
For more information on WMSA, please visit our website at www.waldenminorsoccer.webs.com  or call our WMSA Hotline at 626-9696.
First Steps… for Walden-CAN Beautification Committee!
Some parts of Walden need a touch-up. The Beautification Committee of the Walden CAN toured these sites to determine best ways to do this. We were especially pleased with suggestions from Leslie Fisher, Principal of our new Green School and Judy Noble, Principal of LDSS, who wish to involve their students in specific projects.

We would like to involve more of our Walden residents in our efforts to make our community sparkle. Don't be afraid. Contact: Jennifer Carlisle 692-0141 moqui928@hotmail.com  or Forbes Stoodley 692-9224 colestar@persona.ca 

July 31st Deadline for Walden-CAN Autumn Newsletter!
The Newsletter Committee of the Walden-CAN is looking for information about your community group for our Autumn Newsletter. If your organization has something interesting to share, please contact Jennifer Carlisle at jcarlisle928@hotmail.com  or call 692-0141 before July 31st. Please make information applicable to September, October, and November. We are hoping to hear from all over Walden! Jennifer Carlisle

July 24-26: Atikameksheng Traditional Gathering to be held at the Sacred Grounds. For details contact Bridget Elliot at 692-3651.






July 2009 Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

PARTNERSHIPS Make Things Happen in Walden!
Whitefish District Lions and MedicAlert® PARTNERSHIP!
The Lions Clubs of Canada and the Canadian MedicAlert Foundation have come together to protect elementary-school-aged children in the town of Whitefish from unforeseen medical emergencies through the No Child Without Program (NCW). With this partnership, children ages 4 - 14 with pre-existing medical conditions or allergies will receive a free MedicAlert bracelet and membership, ensuring that first responders will have access to the student’s vital health information during a medical emergency.

“…Our Club is very proud of our latest partnership with MedicAlert. It will protect elementary children of R. H. Murray Public School against problems that may arise from medical emergencies. “ Lion, Marilyn Shamess

The Whitefish District Lions Club continues to support the community whenever possible. We have just completed the selection for the High School Academic Award-which will be presented to the lucky recipient on June 22nd. Our members will also be present for graduation ceremonies at R.H. Murray P.S. and St. James School in June- presenting awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement. We take great pride in encouraging young people to continue with their careers. Lion, Marilyn Shamess

Copper Cliff Dairy Milk Wagon Restoration Complete!
The Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society would like to thank all of the Business and Volunteers who have donated- either their money, materials and/or labour to restore the Copper Cliff Dairy Milk Wagon. We are very proud of the work that has been done and would like to acknowledge everyone's participation: the City of Greater Sudbury, Councilor Barbeau, the Walden Seniors & Pensioners Woodworkers, Talevi Welding, Morin Sandblasting, Blue Mood Graphics and Copper Cliff Dairy.

You can see the restored Copper Cliff Dairy Milk Wagon on display at the Anderson Farm Museum, in Lively. View photos of the restoration process on the Anderson Farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com  Mary Barr, Chair-AFM&HS
Walden Lions Club…Working Towards a healthy Community! The Walden Lions Club 4th Annual Toll-Gate on May 31 was a great success. We would like to thank to all the businesses, which allowed us to canvass on their property. And thanks to the generosity of Walden and surrounding area people during this and other events we were able to contribute approximately six thousand dollars to the Walden Food Bank and other organizations which we sponsor in Walden. We are proud of our organization and proud to be able to help make our community a healthy place to live.
If you want to be part of the Walden Lions contact me at 692-4490. We take a break during the summer but our next meeting will be September 2, 6:30pm at Fielding Memorial Park. Come join us and see what we are all about! Lion, Claire Hobden

Walden-CAN ‘Beautification Committee’ …in the Works!
In response to requests from the community Walden-CAN would like to form a “Beautification Committee” of residents, community groups, and business owners to evaluate the needs of our communities and make a recommendation to the City of Greater Sudbury. Kevan Moxam; Manager of Parks Services-CGS, and Councillor Barbeau have agreed to meet with this committee to help develop a recommendation and a strategic plan to present at the Fall Budget Meeting of City Council. But, we need to get started immediately, as summer-time is best to evaluate our needs and the Fall Budget Meeting will be upon us soon.

You are invited to our preliminary meeting to form a committee and discuss ideas concerning the beautification of Walden on Monday, June 15th, at the Former Walden Town Council building on Black Lake Road (next to the fire station) at 7 p.m. For details, please call Jennifer Carlisle 692-0141 or Forbes Stoodley 692-9224- Walden-CAN

Mark on Your Calendar!
June 13: Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group Community Yard Sale 8am– 5pm at Naughton Community Centre
June 13,14: Meet Maple the Cow at the Anderson Farm Museum from 10am – 4pm
June 19: Walden Youth For Youth Fundraising BBQ at the Anderson Farm Museum from 4–7pm. Chef-Councilor Jacques Barbeau & Guests: Mayor John Rodriguez, Police Chief Frank Elsner, Fire Chief Marc Leduc, Chief of Emergency Services Tim Beadman and CGS Chief Adminstrative Officer Doug Nadorozny. For details call June at 692-1777
July 24- 26: Atikameksheng Traditional Gathering to be held at Sacred Grounds. For details contact Bridget Elliott at 692-3651
Sept.12: Annual Fall Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum from 10am – 4pm. Fun for the whole family! For details see Anderson Farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com 
Walden-CAN June, 2009 Column for the Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

New Day Care Centre…Opening at Ecole St-Paul!
Ecole St-Paul in Lively is growing and growing. In Sept.2008, enrolment at the school increased from 83-108 students. Registrations for the JK program of Sept. 2009 are excellent and it looks like the school population will be between 115 and 120 students.

The parents from the School Council expressed a need for a French language daycare facility in the school and this project will happen in Sept. 2009. There will be space for 10 kids who are 18 months to 30 months old and 16 kids who are 2.5 to four years old. The daycare facility, which is the only French language daycare servicing Copper Cliff, Lively, Naughton and Whitefish, will be run by Walden Day Care Centre. Renovations at the school, costing approximately $100,000 will begin in June.

For details call Charles de la Riva, Principal at 692-4696

New Executive for Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society
The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society is pleased to announce its new Executive for 2009: Mary Barr- Chair, Elsie Stevenson-Vice-Chair, Les Burford- Secretary, Sheila Prusila- Treasurer and Gwen Doyle- Publicity. Other AFM&HS volunteer Members include: Brian King, Lynn Quinn and Reg White.

Our volunteer members are busy preparing for some of the activities planned at the AFM including: Mary 23rd - the Walden Volunteer Family Fair- organized by the Walden Lions Club; June 13th - a BBQ –featuring the unveiling of the newly restored Copper Cliff Dairy Wagon- during the visit by Maple the Cow; the Summer Story Time series and Sept. 12th - the Annual Fall Fair from 10am – 4pm. Anyone interested in helping with any of these activities should call Mary Barr at 692-7109.

To discover what’s happening at the Anderson Farm Museum from May–Sept. watch for a Calendar of Events – prepared by Jim Fortin, Curator- Greater Sudbury Museums on the Anderson Farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com 

LDSS 50+ Reunion…May 15,16,17th!
No, it isn’t just for those over 50. All graduates and former teachers of Lively District Secondary School are invited to participate in this celebration. If you haven’t already Registered, there’s still time to contact Mary Purvis at 69203747 mlpurvis@hotmail.com  or register online at www.livelyhighschoolreunion.com  Check out the schedule of activities happening at LDSS and the T.M. Davies Arena.

Walden Lions Club…Hosts Walden Volunteer Family Fair!
On May 23 the Walden Lions Club will be hosting a Walden Volunteer Family Fair at the Anderson Farm Museum from 10am – 4pm. Everyone is invited to attend!

This is an opportunity for community groups to reach out to potential volunteers and to educate the public about who they are and the services they provide for the community. Groups include: AFM&HS, Beaver Lake Sports &CC, CCCGS Heritage Museum, Children’s Aid Society, COP Program, Crime Stoppers, Maison Vale Inco Hospice, Penage Rd. WI, Protect our Children- Stop Sexual Abuse Secret, Search & Rescue, Walden-CAN, Walden Lions Club, Walden Lioness Club, Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers, Whitefish District Lions Club, Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre, VCARS Program Coord., and Volunteer Sudbury. Come out and meet the ‘Volunteers’!
There will be FREE food, a demonstration of stone carving, games, penny table and prizes etc. Something for the whole family!
For details call Claire Hobden, VP Walden Lions Club at 692-4490

Watch for…Walden Lions Club Toll- Gate!
On May 30th the Walden Lions Club will be collecting loose change for our local charities at a variety of business locations. Watch for our Toll- Gate at: Battistelli’s YIG, Walden Home Hardware Parking Lot and the Royal Bank/Strip Mall.

Funds raised will help support: Canadian Diabetes Association, Cancer Ride for Dads, Big Brothers Bowling, Easter seals- Timmy Snowarama, LDSS Bursary, Lions’ Guide Dog, MCTV Telethon , Salvation Army Christmas Kettle, Student Effective Speaking,
Walden Food Bank, Walden Irish Cadets, Walden Winter Carnival and 1st Waters Boy Scout Troop.
For details call Claire Hobden, VP -Walden Lions Club 692-4490

Walden Youth For Youth BBQ!
On Friday, June 19th the Walden Youth For Youth Centre is hosting a BBQ – featuring Chef Jacques Barbeau – from 4-7pm at the Anderson Farm Museum. Come out and support our youth. Funds raised will help provide programs at the WYFYC- located in the basement of the Lively Citizen Centre/Public Library/Walden Seniors & Pensioners building, on Kin Drive. For details please call June or Susi at 692-1777.

KUDOS to Walden-CAN Webmasters!
Walden-CAN is very fortunate to have 2 dedicated Webmasters- Neeltje Van Roon and Dale Kilbey- who spend countless hours updating, maintaining and creating new pages for our eye-catching, easy to use, changing and evolving website. There are 46 Pages to explore! Have you visited the Loon lately? Check www.Walden-CAN.com 










Walden-CAN May Column for the Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator- Walden-CAN 692-3021


 

 

City workers pull man from lake

April 10, 2009 - Lara Bradley - Sudbury Star - p. A1

Robert Jack and Darcy McLaughlin knew there was trouble when they were
flagged down by a distraught woman on Penage Lake Road.

The City of Greater Sudbury roads and transportation workers had just opened
a culvert and were on their way to the depot.

"She was hysterical," said Jack, recalling what happened Tuesday afternoon.
"Something about her dog had gone through the ice and her husband."

McLaughlin jumped out of the truck and started following some tracks leading
to Kusk Lake, with Jack, who had pulled over their truck, following behind
him.

McLaughlin, who couldn't make out everything she was saying, was worried the
woman's husband had fallen through the ic, as well.

On the way, they met a female neighbour, who accompanied them in the search
for the man and his dog. They started hollering for the man, who quickly
yelled back.

When they arrived at the shore, they found him with a rope tied around his
waist and wearing a life jacket, ready to rescue his lab -- treading water
about 30 to 40 feet offshore. The dog had broken through the ice and
couldn't pull itself out.

"I suggested for him to lay flat where the ice looked thicker," said Jack.

They also broke off a big branch, throwing it onto the ice, so he could
break more ice to get the dog closer.

"But somewhere in there, he fell through. I told him to grab the dog," said
Jack.

"He was yelling 'pull me out, pull me out,' " said McLaughlin.

But the two co-workers managed to haul the man and his dog through the ice
onto shore.

They got some of the wet clothes off him, got the man into his dry fleece
jacket, and then helped him back through the bush to where his wife was
waiting on the side of the road.

"He said they were walking and he heard the dog bark on the other side of
the hill," said McLaughlin. "When they came over the hill, the dog was
already in the water. I guess he went home and got a life jacket and a
rope."

Jack and McLaughlin didn't want any special attention. They say what they
did was part of their job, which is to help the public, and what anyone
would do in a similar situation.

But their boss, Randy Halverson, the south west section superintendent of
the city's roads and transportation staff, believes differently.

"They're very humble guys," he said.

Halverson said their efforts have been recognized and will be recognized
further.

"They done me proud," he said. "I can also speak for the city when I say,
they done the city proud."
 

           

Light Up Costa Rica Project…Students deliver 100 Lighting Systems! Lively District Secondary School and the Light Up Costa Rica Project celebrates its 6th year of annual installations of solar powered LED lighting systems to Rural Indigenous Communities in Central America. This March Break, students and staff from Lively, Manitoulin, Lockerby and LaSalle Secondary delivered a total of 100 lighting systems to the most remote areas of Costa Rica.
Each panel benefits 5 to 10 members of the average household making the 350 homes lit by the end of this installation a remarkable achievement for the enthusiastic student participants who have made it all happen each year. With this delivery, over 1750 people will have been served by the generous contributions of our donors.
While students enjoyed visiting volcanoes, hot springs, rainforests and beaches, the real reward, according to Lively Student, Tracy Smith, was “…helping to make a difference and feeling good about helping others”.
Students and teachers involved in the project extend their thanks for the generous support for the project provided by the communities served by Rainbow District School Board. Donations toward the $150 lighting systems and sponsorship of student's travel expenses have helped hook our youth into the joys of volunteering as they meet their diploma requirement of 40 hours of community service. The impact of lifelong involvement in volunteerism by the 68 Rainbow Schools student participants coupled with that of the youth in those 350 homes in the rainforest will only be known by the passage of time.
For information on how to make a charitable donation visit The Light Up The World Foundation at www.lutw.org/project_costarica.htm  Your donation will help bring the precious gift of light to those most in need.
Walden Ski Club …Close to Goal of $107,000! After a very successful ski season at the Lively Ski Hill, the Walden Ski Club is very close to their goal of raising $107,000. This money will go towards the purchase and installation of snowmaking equipment at the ski hill. The Club received some very generous donations from the City of Greater Sudbury, local businesses and the profits from operating the concession stand to get them less than $10,000 away from their goal. To raise the rest of the money the Walden Ski Club is planning a second benefit concert, Rock for Snow 2: Rock for Water, to take place this summer. Stay tuned as more details about this show are released soon.
The Walden Ski Club would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the ski hill this season. Thanks to your support the Lively Ski Hill will be opening again next season with the ability to make its own snow. For more information on the snowmaking project or benefit concert contact Kelly at waldenskiclub@hotmail.com
Lot’s Happening at Penage Rd. Community Centre!
April 7: Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm - Review of the year just past and election of officers. All welcome. Come and volunteer your time for a year as a director.
April 25: Earth Day Road Clean-up on Penage Rd. Arrive at 9 am to obtain your one kilometre of road clean -up. Notify Gary (866-5190) of any section you do on your own.
May 2: Annual Flea Market from 8am - 2pm. Refreshments Tables still available .Call Nancy at 866-2229
May 9: Annual Mothers' Day Dinner from 5-7 pm Adults $10.00 Register with Ira-Jane at 866-2989. This event includes an Auction as a fundraiser.
Two New Electric Guitars for Walden Youth For Youth –thanks to Councilor Barbeau!
The Walden Youth for Youth Centre would like to thank Councilor Barbeau for his most generous contribution of two brand new electric guitars and amplifiers for our youth run music program. The youth are very excited and have been playing the guitars already! The youth will be working over the next little while on setting up their music station so that they can begin teaching guitar lessons to their peers. At the moment we are in the process of printing off guitar chording charts and basic guitar skills for the ambitious independent learners.
The youth have been active in applying for their summer jobs over the last few weeks and during the remainder of the season, we will be spending a lot of time doing community service cleanup in the Walden area! The Walden Youth for Youth look forward to hosting a BBQ Fundraiser on Fri, June 19th .
The Walden Art Club 39th SPRING SHOW & SALE- April 18,19th! The WAC “Spring Show and Sale” takes place from Noon-8pm on April 18th and from10am- 4pm on April 19th - upstairs the Tom Davies Community Centre. Lively. This is our premier venue for exhibition of new artwork, which members have completed over the winter months. Admission is FREE and there will be Refreshments, Door Prizes and Live Demonstrations by our members
The Walden Art Club formed over 40 years ago. The purpose of the club is to actively promote art and art appreciation among the membership and the community. The Walden Art Club is also a member of the Northern Ontario Art Association (NOAA) and this year will be Co-Hosting the NOAA’s 2009 Annual Art Show right here in Lively, in the Log Cabin on the AFM. Watch for news on Walden Art Club Page of www.Walden-CAN.com  For details, call Kerry Mitchell, Publicity, WAC at 692-7612
TOGETHER-WALDEN CAN…Community Conference, April 24,25 at LDSS! It’s not too late for community groups, service clubs, sports & playground associations, churches & schools in Walden to Pre-Register 2 Delegates + 2 Youth Delegates (13–30yrs.) for our FREE Walden-CAN Community Conference. Over 30 Displays will be set-up in the Girl’s Gym; Delegates choose 2 from 10 Workshops (offered in the morning & afternoon session) + attend 2 Open Forums on Sat. Refreshments will be provided. Call 692-3021 to Pre-register.



 

Walden-CAN Community Conference and LDSS Reunion...in final planning stages!
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16 Speakers Confirmed… for FREE Walden-CAN Community Conference!

The Walden-CAN Community Conference Committee is excited to announce that 16 Speakers are confirmed to participate at TOGETHER-WALDEN CAN on April 24,25 at LDSS. The themes and topics for our Plenary Session, Open Forums and Workshops are based on input gathered from our November Brain-Storming Session, from email and telephone and a Walden-CAN Survey. Of concern, are youth issues, 50+/seniors issues, health services, safety and security, environmental issues and community development .


We are pleased to have Franco Mariotti as our Friday Night Plenary Speaker. Franco has been a resident of Whitefish for the past 21 years and is well known for his community activities: Co-Chair of the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee, Member of: the Healthy Community Cabinet, Steering Committee for EarthCare and Mayor’s Panel on Green Spaces.


We have 15 Speakers volunteering their experience and expertise on Saturday, April 25th.

Open Forum - 9am: The Status of Health Services…in CGS and within Walden: City of Lakes FHT and the Proposed FHT Site in Walden- David Courtemanche, Executive Director, City of Lakes FHT and Status of CGS Recruitment of Family Physicians - Ryan Humeniuk, CGS Physician Recruitment Coordinator


Some of the Speakers for our 11 Workshops include:

1.Bridging the Gap…Between our Community and Our Youth: Renee-Anne Paquette, Coordinator-West Nipissing Zone Youth Centre and Stephanie Chevrette, Regional Coordinator-The Youth Community Leaders Project

2.Improved, Accessible Transportation…Within Walden and With CGS: Sudbury Transit, Trans Cab Services and Handi Transit - Robert Gauthier- Manager of Transit Operations

3.Aging at Home…Accessible Home Care Services Within Walden: Gisele Guenard, N E LHIN Planning Area: Manitoulin Sudbury and Terry Tilleczek, Sr. Director Planning, Integrations and Community Engagement

4.Fitness/Wellness Programs in School Gyms…Workable Within Walden:CARP’s ‘Get Fit for Active Living Program’ in Walden: Darwin Brunne, President-CARP-Sudbury Chapter

5.Reclaim Simon Lake Conservation Area and Protect Our Lakes: Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group: Perry Sarvas, President

6.Volunteer Recruitment…a KEY issue Facing Community Groups: Linda Hunter- United Way –Trained LDS Coordinator

7.Smooth Move for New GREEN School: Sandi Ackroyd, Jessie Hamilton PS-Assistant Manager of Plant, Rainbow District School Board


Delegates from each of our 70+ community groups, service clubs, sports and playground associations, churches and schools within Walden have been invited to Pre-Register, select which of our 11 Workshops they wish to attend on Saturday morning and afternoon and indicate if they wish to set-up a Display Table in the Girl’s Gym.

Note: Lunch and Refreshments will be provided. Deadline for Registration is March 16th. Visit Community Conference Page www.Walden-CAN.com  For details call Co-Chairs: Brenda Salo 866-2919 or Gwen Doyle 692-3021



Walden Youth For Youth Centre …says Thanks!
The Walden Youth for Youth Center would like to extend their thanks to the Greater Sudbury Police and the Sudbury and District Health Unit for visiting our youth and presenting awareness on Snow Machine Safety, Internet Safety, Sexual Assault and Drugs and Alcohol. It is truly a wonderful thing when we can come together as adults and youth and discuss such issues. It is even more amazing that we can do this in an environment such as our local youth centres, where the youth feel that they are being respected as individuals who have something valued to say. The Walden Youth for Youth are looking forward to the next couple of months when we will spend some time working on resumes and applying for summer jobs and getting our Display ready for the Walden-CAN Community Conference on April 24, 25th at LDSS. For information call 692-1777. See our Webpage on www.Walden-CAN.com 


LDSS Reunion …in Final Planning Stages!
The Lively High School Reunion is in its final planning stages. The reunion will take place on May 15-17, 2009 and Online Registration is now open at www.livelyhighschoolreunion.com.  Please visit our website for information, schedules, and most importantly to register! Space is limited so don't wait! The weekend will combine events for the kids, a walk down memory lane, golfing, basketball, music and a great chance to catch up with friends. We are also looking for volunteers so please do not hesitate to contact Mary at 692-3747 or Tannys at tlaughren@laurentian.ca.  Go Hawks Go!!!


What’s Happening in March!
March 16-20:March Break Camp Extravaganza at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, from 10am-4pm. To Register, call 674-3271, in person at 251 John St or by email at ngareh@srtsudbury.org   For details see www.artsudbury.org 

March 22: Sudbury’s 2nd Water on Film Festival-Take Two! 3 FREE Films to celebrate Waorld Water Day! To learn more visit www.sourcewatersudbury.ca 

March 28: Join WWF for Earth Hour 2009 form 8:30-9:30pm. This year the number of countries participating has more than doubled, putting Earth Hour 2009 well on its way to meeting WWF’s Goal of one billion participants! Sign up for Earth Hour at http://wwf.ca/earthhour/ earth_hour_signup_individuals For more information visit www.greatersudbury.ca/earthcare 

March 5 - April 1: NOAA and Emergence- two exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Sudbury. Admission is FREE during March. Call Krysta Telenko, Curator 675-4871 ext 231

April 4,5: Annual Art Exhibit and Sale featuring Barry Bowerman and Royce Simpson at Holiday Inn- downstairs in the Solarium- from 10am – 6pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation – Sudbury Chapter.

Walden-CAN March 2009 Column for the Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle-Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021





 

16 Speakers Confirmed… for FREE Walden-CAN Community Conference!

The Walden-CAN Community Conference Committee is excited to announce that 16 Speakers are confirmed to participate at TOGETHER-WALDEN CAN on April 24,25 at LDSS. The themes and topics for our Plenary Session, Open Forums and Workshops/Presentations are based on input gathered from our November Brain-Storming Session, from email and telephone and a Walden-CAN Survey. Of concern, are youth issues, 50+/seniors issues, health services, safety & security, environmental issues and community development .

We are pleased to have Franco Mariotti as our Friday Night Plenary Speaker. Franco has been a resident of Whitefish for the past 21 years and is well known for his community activities: Co-Chair of the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee, Member of: the Healthy Community Cabinet, Steering Committee for EarthCare and Mayor’s Panel on Green Spaces.

We have15 Speakers volunteering their experience & expertise on Saturday, April 25th.

Open Forum- 9am: The Status of Health Services…in CGS & within Walden: City of Lakes FHT & Proposed FHT Site in Walden- David Courtemanche, Executive Director, City of Lakes FHT and Status of CGS Recruitment of Family Physicians- Ryan Humeniuk, CGS Physician Recruitment Coordinator

Some of the Speakers for our 11 Workshops include:
1. Bridging the Gap…Between our Community & Our Youth: Renee-Anne Paquette, Coordinator-West Nipissing Zone Youth Centre and Stephanie Chevrette, Regional Coordinator-The Youth Community Leaders Project
2. Improved, Accessible Transportation…Within Walden & With CGS: Robert Gauthier- Manager of Transit Operations
3. Aging at Home…Accessible Home Care Services Within Walden: Gisele Guenard, N E LHIN Planning Area: Manitoulin Sudbury and Terry Tilleczek, Sr. Director Planning, Integrations & Community Engagement
4. Fitness/Wellness Programs in School Gyms…Workable Within Walden: CARP’s ‘Get Fit for Active Living Program’ in Walden: Darwin Brunne, President-CARP-Sudbury Chapter
5. Reclaim Simon Lake Conservation Area & Protect Our Lakes: Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group: Perry Sarvas, President
6. Volunteer Recruitment…a KEY issue Facing Community Groups: Linda Hunter- United Way –Trained LDS Coordinator
7. Smooth Move for New GREEN School: Sandy Ackroyd, Jessie Hamilton PS-Assistant Manager of Plant, Rainbow District School Board

Delegates from each of our 70+ community groups, service clubs, sports & playground associations, churches and schools within Walden have been invited to Pre-Register, select which of our 11 Workshops they wish to attend on Saturday morning & afternoon and indicate if they wish to set-up a Display Table in the Girl’s Gym. Note: Lunch and Refreshments will be provided. Deadline for Registration is March 16th. Visit Community Conference Page www.Walden-CAN.com  For details call Co-Chairs: Brenda Salo 866-2919 or Gwen Doyle 692-3021

Walden Youth For Youth Centre …says Thanks! The Walden Youth for Youth Center would like to extend their thanks to the Greater Sudbury Police and the Sudbury & District Health Unit for visiting our youth and presenting awareness on Snow Machine Safety, Internet Safety, Sexual Assault and Drugs and Alcohol. It is truly a wonderful thing when we can come together as adults and youth and discuss such issues. It is even more amazing that we can do this in an environment such as our local youth centres, where the youth feel that they are being respected as individuals who have something valued to say. The Walden Youth for Youth are looking forward to the next couple of months when we will spend some time working on resumes and applying for summer jobs and getting our Display ready for the Walden-CAN Community Conference on April24, 25th at LDSS. For information call 692-1777. See our Webpage on www.Walden-CAN.com 

LDSS Reunion …in Final Planning Stages! The Lively High School Reunion is in its final planning stages. The reunion will take place on May 15-17, 2009 and Online Registration is now open at www.livelyhighschoolreunion.com. Please visit our website for information, schedules, and most importantly to register! Space is limited so don't wait! The weekend will combine events for the kids, a walk down memory lane, golfing, basketball, music and a great chance to catch up with friends. We are also looking for volunteers so please do not hesitate to contact Mary at 692-3747 or Tannys at tlaughren@laurentian.ca.  Go Hawks Go!!!

What’s Happening in March!
March 11: The MTO Presentation
to CGS Council re: their new Preferred Plan to replace the interchange at Highway 17/Southview Drive with an overpass. Councilor Barbeau encourages local residents and residents & businesses of Fielding Rd. to attend. Visit www.sudburyswbypass.ca  or call Councilor Barbeau at 692-5966
March 12: Public Information Centre 4 re: Southwest By-Pass four-laning project- Fielding Memorial Park from 4–8pm. This is an opportunity to review the new Preferred Plan, provide comments, and address questions or concerns directly with representatives of the Project team. See www.sudburyswbypass.ca 
March 16-20: March Break Camp Extravaganza at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, from 10am-4pm. To Register, call 674-3271, in person at 251 John St or by email at ngareh@srtsudbury.org  . For details see www.artsudbury.org 
March 22: Sudbury’s 2nd Water on Film Festival-Take Two! 3 FREE Films to celebrate Waorld Water Day! To learn more visit www.sourcewatersudbury.ca 
March 28: Join WWF for Earth Hour 2009 form 8:30-9:30pm. This year the number of countries participating has more than doubled, putting Earth Hour 2009 well on its way to meeting WWF’s Goal of one billion participants! Sign for Earth Hour at http://wwf.ca/earthhour/earth_hour_signup_individuals  www.greatersudbury.ca/earthcare
March 5 - April 1: NOAA and Emergence- two exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Sudbury. Admission is FREE during March. Call Krysta Telenko, Curator 675-4871 ext 231
April 4,5: Annual Art Exhibit & Sale featuring Barry Bowerman and Royce Simpson at Holiday Inn- downstairs in the Solarium- from 10am – 6pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation – Sudbury Chapter.



Walden-CAN March 2009 Column for the Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle- Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

Volunteer Fair …a Possibility- But Walden Lions Need Your Input First!

The Walden Lions Club would like to Host a Volunteer Fair in the Spring of 2009 – but we need your input! At the November Walden-Can Community Conference ‘Brain-Storming’ Meeting, Gwen Doyle– Walden-CAN Communications Coordinator, reported that most community groups in Walden indicated they were having difficulties recruiting new members or volunteers. The Walden Lions club is in the same situation and is looking for way to promote our club and increase our membership.
We believe a Volunteer Fair would be a great opportunity to band together and let the public know what we are all about and that we need their help if we are to continue helping our community.
But before we start to organize a Volunteer Fair we need a response from you. Do you want a Volunteer Fair here in Walden to address this issue? Do you have any suggestions and thoughts on how to plan this Volunteer Fair for the public and have fun too?
This proposal has nothing to do with the Walden-CAN Community Conference on April 24,25, 2009. The Volunteer Fair would be an event for the general public, an opportunity for community groups to reach out to potential volunteers and to educate the public about who we are and the service we provide for the community.
Please respond by Feb.25, so we can make a report to the Walden Lions Club on March 4th. If we are to have this Volunteer Fair we need to get working on it, and meet with you. My e-mail address is Hobden@personainternet.com  and my Phone number is 692-4490.If you wish to respond by mail please send it to Box 1286 Lively on. P3Y 1M9
Claire Hobden, VP, Walden Lions

February 28th Deadline for the Walden-CAN Spring/Summer 2009 Newsletter!

The Walden-CAN Newsletter Committee is preparing the 2009 Spring/Summer Issue. The Deadline for Copy is Feb.28th. Please include any information pertinent for April 1st through to the end of August, as it is unlikely that we will publish during the summer months. Please respond to jcarlisle928@hotmail.com  or call Jennifer at 692-0141 by Feb 28th.
There will be another 'request for input' during June for information pertinent for the autumn months (Fall 2009 publication). That deadline will be July 31st...............think ahead!
Jennifer Carlisle, Walden-CAN Newsletter Committee

Walden Youth For Youth …Not Bored in Lively!

The Walden Youth For Youth are definitely not bored! In January they had 3 special presentations: Snow machine Safety with Greater Sudbury Police Constable Victor Leroux
a Job Connect Presentation and ‘Internet Safety’ with Greater Sudbury Police Constable Denise Fraser plus all their other activities and programs.
Activities and Presentations planned for February include: Feb 12, Girl's Night, Feb 13, Valentine's Day Dance from 6-8pm, Feb 17th Sexual Assault Presentation with the Greater Sudbury Police, Feb 18th Focus Groups with ICA Canada re: acquiring leadership and mentor-ship skills, Feb 25th Wear Pink to take a stand against bullying http://pinkshirtday.ca/  and on Feb 26th Drug and Alcohol Presentation with the Sudbury and District Health Unit.
A Post Secondary Project is in the works...Stay tuned for updates to come. See our Walden Youth For Youth Page on www.Walden-CAN.com 
June Epple and Susi Knezaurek - Coordinators, Walden Youth For Youth Centre (692-1777)



Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group Website…a Must See!

I was checking the Link Page of www.Walden-CAN.com  and saw Simon Lake Community Stewardship Group and decided to log on. It’s a must see! It’s eye-catching, informative, user-friendly – with beautiful photographs taken by local residents and tells the story of how this group of volunteers are working together to reclaim Simon Lake Conservation Area for the community use. Congratulations to Linda Heron, Volunteer & Member of the SLCTG Executive who has designed and maintains the website www.simonlakestewardship.ca  and all the members of SLCTG! Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN

What’s Happening in Walden!

Beaver Lake Winter Carnival Feb 12 – 15th: Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club
Thursday: Euchre Tournament with $250.00 Jackpot! Friday Night Opening Ceremonies features: Walden Figure Skating Review, 27 Member Finnish Male Choir and Fireworks! Saturday there fun for the whole family: Jug Curling, Kids Games, Horse drawn sleds, Skating to music and Cross Country Ski Poker Run all weekend. Note: The Murder Mystery Dinner is all SOLD OUT! Sunday there will be a Kid’s Fishing derby and Snowmobile Poker Run at 10am and much more.
See Beaver Lake Page of www.walden-CAN.com  or Call Brenda 866-2919

35th Walden Winter Carnival Feb. 12 – 15th: Come and join the family fun in Lively: Friday- Comedy Night, Saturday & Sunday there is indoor and outdoor fun for everyone: Dog Sleds, Helicopter Rides, Cardboard Box Derby at Lively Ski Hill, Pony Rides, Snowmobiles, Boot Hockey, Hockey Tournament and much more!. See www.waldenwintercarnival.com  or call Wayne St. George at 692-4224

Walden-CAN AGM Feb.19th: 6:30 pm in Lounge of Meadowbrook. Guest Speaker: Franco Mariotti, Staff Scientist/Biologist- Science North. “… Sudbury has come a long way in re-greening its landscape. Are we doing enough to protect and enhance what we do have? Are there greenspaces in Walden…your want to set aside for recreation or protection?” Brief Annual Reports provided by Walden-CAN. Everyone is welcome! See www.Walden-CAN.com 

Chili Luncheon March 6th: Our Friendship Centre’s Annual Chili Luncheon takes place from 9am – 1:30pm in the Kindmen Hall on Kin drive. Bake Table, Penny Sale and More! Chili & Bun $4.50, Chili Dog $4.50. Eat in or Take out. Everyone is welcome. Thanks for supporting Walden members who face developmental/physical challenges. For more information call Cathy Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. at 692-3072



February, 2009 Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

 Karen Tait-Peacock- New Director of Art Gallery of Sudbury!
Walden-CAN is excited to help share the news that our Chair- Karen Tait-Peacock is the new Director of the Art Gallery of Sudbury. Congratulations Karen!

Karen returned to Sudbury two years ago after working in Toronto for a number of different organizations including Frontier College, a national literacy organization, as Manager of Corporate and Foundation Giving. Prior to moving to Toronto in 2001, Karen was a long time resident of Walden and owned her own fundraising and marketing business for more than five years, working with such organizations as Easter seals Sudbury, the Older Adults Centre and the Scott Tournament of hearts. She has more than 16 years experience working in the non-profit sector.

“…The AGS continues to play a key role in the community and the arts and culture scene in the CGS and I am especially motivated to assist the AGS to capitalize on opportunities during this exciting time in our city’s history. My vision for the Arts Gallery of Sudbury would be to see it continue to grow and thrive, encompassing the community further into its fold.”
Karen Tait-Peacock- Director AGS 675-4871 ext 223 www.artsudbury.org 

The Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics- New Site in Lively!

The Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics (SDNPC) opened its doors to patients during the summer of 2007. We are now happy to announce the location of our second site within the City of Greater Sudbury. A vacant municipal building, located at 623 Main Street in the former ton of Lively will soon undergo extensive renovation and will house our second site. The development of this clinic was possible due to a partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury and the Ontario Ministry of health and Long Term Care. This clinic represent a a bold new step forward in primary health-care delivery because it provides patients who do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner with access to comprehensive primary health care. Patients from Lively, Naughton, Whitefish and Copper Cliff can immediately register at the Sudbury site at 357 Riverside Drive, Unit 107 and their care will be transferred to Lively when the Lively site is open.

Funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care will enable SDNPC to expand the current team of providers to include a dietician, pharmacist, social worker and a registered nurse in order to better meet the needs of our patients. These providers will be hired in 2009 as space permits. Web site www.sdnpc.ca 

Walden Ski Club…Needs Dedicated Water Line for Snowmaking!

The Walden Ski Club has been working hard over the last two years to bring the ability to make snow to the Lively Ski Hill. Having snowmaking equipment available would ensure the sustainability of the Hill for years to come.

So far the Club has secured $43,000 out of the $107,000 needed. The main hurdle we face in trying to get snowmaking abilities to the Hill is the issue of water. The snowmaking process requires a great deal of water and as it stands now the only water source available to the Hill is from the line that services the residential area of First Ave and Eastern Ave in Lively. Tapping into this residential line for the snowmaking process would decrease the water pressure substantially, and therefore is not an acceptable option. The solution is to have our own dedicated water line installed.

We are continuing our fundraising efforts by applying for various grants available and soliciting businesses throughout the City of Greater Sudbury. Councilor Barbeau is working to secure more funds from the 2009 budget currently being debated, and all profits made at the concession stand at the Lively Ski Hill will also go towards this project.

The good news is that Lively Ski Hill will be open from Noon to 4:40pm on Saturdays and Sundays and from 7 – 9:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Hill features a new Platter Lift. Note: Operating hours are dependent on weather conditions and can be closed without notice. For more information please contact Kelly Demers at waldenskiclub@hotmail.com

Walden-CAN Community Conference…in the Works for April 24,25th, 2009!
Plans for the Walden-CAN Community Conference are progressing smoothly. Over 70 community groups, services clubs, churches and schools have been contacted; input re: issues and concerns impacting the communities of Walden has been provided in emails, surveys and at a Brain-Storming Meeting in Nov.; the Top 5 Issues re: youth, seniors, health, safety, environment and community development were identified, Topics for presentations/workshops were suggested, LDSS offered to provide space for the CC and on Jan. 8th a CC Planning Committee was formed and the date for the Community Conference was set for April 24,25, 2009 .

Co-Chairs of the CC Planning Committee are Brenda Salo and Gwen Doyle (also Committee Secretary) and the 18 members to date include representatives from: Walden-CAN, Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society, CARP Sudbury, Penage Rd. WI, Waters WI, Knights of Columbus, Walden Municipal Non-Profit Housing, Simon Lake Stewardship Group, Walden Windmill Theatre Group, Walden Lions, Walden Winter Carnival and Beaver Lake Sports and Cultural Club .The CC Planning Committee will be meeting weekly in January and setting up Sub-Committees to help coordinate all aspects of the Community Conference.

If your community group, service club, church or school is interested in being part of the planning process, please call Gwen at 692-3021 or email gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca  or Brenda 866-2919 bsalo@hotmail.com  www.Walden-CAN.com 

What’s Happening in Walden!

Jan.13th: LDSS Alumni Reunion Meeting- 7pm at LDSS. Future committee meetings will take place on Feb.19 & March 10. For information or to Register- past and present students can contact Mary-Louise Purvis at 692-3747 or mlpurvis@hotmail.com . For details see our new website www.livelyhighschoolreunion.com 
Jan 16,17,18: Walden Figure Skating Club hosts Rainbow Skate in the T.M. Davies Arena. The theme for this year’s competition is ’Shoot for the Stars’. For details see www.waldenfigureskatingclub.ca  or call President, Ruth MacDonald at 692-4116
Feb.19th: Walden-CAN Public Meeting- 6:30pm, in the Lounge of Meadowbrook Retirement Village. Guest Speaker: Frank Mariotti, Protecting Our Green Spaces



Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star, January, 2009
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator-Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

 Karen Tait-Peacock- New Director of Art Gallery of Sudbury!
Walden-CAN is excited to help share the news that our Chair- Karen Tait-Peacock is the new Director of the Art Gallery of Sudbury. Congratulations Karen!

Karen returned to Sudbury two years ago after working in Toronto for a number of different organizations including Frontier College, a national literacy organization, as Manager of Corporate and Foundation Giving. Prior to moving to Toronto in 2001, Karen was a long time resident of Walden and owned her own fundraising and marketing business for more than five years, working with such organizations as Easter seals Sudbury, the Older Adults Centre and the Scott Tournament of hearts. She has more than 16 years experience working in the non-profit sector.

“…The AGS continues to play a key role in the community and the arts and culture scene in the CGS and I am especially motivated to assist the AGS to capitalize on opportunities during this exciting time in our city’s history. My vision for the Arts Gallery of Sudbury would be to see it continue to grow and thrive, encompassing the community further into its fold.”
Karen Tait-Peacock- Director AGS 675-4871 ext 223 www.artsudbury.org 

The Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics- New Site in Lively!

The Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics (SDNPC) opened its doors to patients during the summer of 2007. We are now happy to announce the location of our second site within the City of Greater Sudbury. A vacant municipal building, located at 623 Main Street in the former ton of Lively will soon undergo extensive renovation and will house our second site. The development of this clinic was possible due to a partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury and the Ontario Ministry of health and Long Term Care. This clinic represent a a bold new step forward in primary health-care delivery because it provides patients who do not have a family physician or nurse practitioner with access to comprehensive primary health care. Patients from Lively, Naughton, Whitefish and Copper Cliff can immediately register at the Sudbury site at 357 Riverside Drive, Unit 107 and their care will be transferred to Lively when the Lively site is open.

Funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care will enable SDNPC to expand the current team of providers to include a dietician, pharmacist, social worker and a registered nurse in order to better meet the needs of our patients. These providers will be hired in 2009 as space permits. Web site www.sdnpc.ca

Walden Ski Club…Needs Dedicated Water Line for Snowmaking!

The Walden Ski Club has been working hard over the last two years to bring the ability to make snow to the Lively Ski Hill. Having snowmaking equipment available would ensure the sustainability of the Hill for years to come.

So far the Club has secured $43,000 out of the $107,000 needed. The main hurdle we face in trying to get snowmaking abilities to the Hill is the issue of water. The snowmaking process requires a great deal of water and as it stands now the only water source available to the Hill is from the line that services the residential area of First Ave and Eastern Ave in Lively. Tapping into this residential line for the snowmaking process would decrease the water pressure substantially, and therefore is not an acceptable option. The solution is to have our own dedicated water line installed.

We are continuing our fundraising efforts by applying for various grants available and soliciting businesses throughout the City of Greater Sudbury. Councilor Barbeau is working to secure more funds from the 2009 budget currently being debated, and all profits made at the concession stand at the Lively Ski Hill will also go towards this project.

The good news is that Lively Ski Hill will be open from Noon to 4:40pm on Saturdays and Sundays and from 7 – 9:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Hill features a new Platter Lift. Note: Operating hours are dependent on weather conditions and can be closed without notice. For more information please contact Kelly Demers at waldenskiclub@hotmail.com .

Walden-CAN Community Conference…in the Works for April 24,25th, 2009!
Plans for the Walden-CAN Community Conference are progressing smoothly. Over 70 community groups, services clubs, churches and schools have been contacted; input re: issues and concerns impacting the communities of Walden has been provided in emails, surveys and at a Brain-Storming Meeting in Nov.; the Top 5 Issues re: youth, seniors, health, safety, environment and community development were identified, Topics for presentations/workshops were suggested, LDSS offered to provide space for the CC and on Jan. 8th a CC Planning Committee was formed and the date for the Community Conference was set for April 24,25, 2009 .

Co-Chairs of the CC Planning Committee are Brenda Salo and Gwen Doyle (also Committee Secretary) and the 18 members to date include representatives from: Walden-CAN, Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society, CARP Sudbury, Penage Rd. WI, Waters WI, Knights of Columbus, Walden Municipal Non-Profit Housing, Simon Lake Stewardship Group, Walden Windmill Theatre Group, Walden Lions, Walden Winter Carnival and Beaver Lake Sports and Cultural Club .The CC Planning Committee will be meeting weekly in January and setting up Sub-Committees to help coordinate all aspects of the Community Conference.

If your community group, service club, church or school is interested in being part of the planning process, please call Gwen at 692-3021 or email gwen-paul.doyle@sympatico.ca  or Brenda 866-2919 bsalo@hotmail.com www.Walden-CAN.com 

What’s Happening in Walden!

Jan.13th: LDSS Alumni Reunion Meeting- 7pm at LDSS. Future committee meetings will take place on Feb.19 & March 10. For information or to Register- past and present students can contact Mary-Louise Purvis at 692-3747 or mlpurvis@hotmail.com.  For details see our new website www.livelyhighschoolreunion.com 
 

Jan 16,17,18: Walden Figure Skating Club hosts Rainbow Skate in the T.M. Davies Arena. The theme for this year’s competition is ’Shoot for the Stars’. For details see www.waldenfigureskatingclub.ca  or call President, Ruth MacDonald at 692-4116
 

Feb.19th: Walden-CAN Public Meeting- 6:30pm, in the Lounge of Meadowbrook Retirement Village. Guest Speaker: Frank Mariotti, Protecting Our Green Spaces



Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star, January, 2009
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator-Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

Walden- Celebrating the Christmas Spirit!

 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Anderson Farm Museum!

     The Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society volunteers are busily organizing

the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Anderson Farm Museum, Saturday, Dec. 13th from 6 - 8pm. The Site will be all lit up with ‘Green’ environmentally- friendly Christmas Lights!

    It's a real old-fashioned community event- with outdoor and indoor activities for people of all ages! Last year the site was packed- in spite of the extreme cold!  It was fun watching the kids playing in the snow or riding on the wagon pulled by 2 huge work horses, or singing carols on the Firemen's Float- all decorated with lights & a sound system or checking out the old- fashioned toys!  * Check the Photo Gallery of www.Walden-CAN.com for photos from 2007.

   Once again there will be lots of Free, family fun! You can meet Santa, have a hot chocolate, see vintage toys, watch Santa’s Helpers Making Christmas crafts, join in the caroling, play in the snow or let the horses take you for a ride! And this year, elementary & secondary students will be also be participating in our community caroling!  

    Donations of non-perishable foods will be collected for the Walden Food Bank. And you can purchase Commemorative Lights – proceeds to be used for the Anderson Farm Museum. For details check the Anderson farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com

         Come out & celebrate the season...with your family, friends & neighbours!

Christmas Spirit is Alive and Well in Lively!

       On Thursday, November 20th, local volunteer firefighters, Lively District Secondary School staff and students, the Walden Youth For Youth Center Group and Jacques Barbeau took to the streets of Lively to spread the Christmas spirit and canvas support for the CTV Lions Telethon, Camp Quality and the Walden Food Bank.

      L.D.S.S. Elementary staff and students canvassed the Mikkola subdivision, L.D.S.S. Secondary staff and students canvassed in front of Batistelli's, as well as throughout Upper Lively with the volunteer firefighters and Walden Youth For Youth Group on the fireman's float.

      The canvassers brought the Christmas spirit as they caroled from house to house throughout their respective neighborhoods, and brought many residents to their windows or onto their porches to join in the festivities. The Walden community was gracious in their donations, as the canvassers raised close to $1000 for their respective causes and nearly 1000 pounds of food for the Walden Food Bank!

       "…A heartfelt congratulation goes out to all students and staff that took the time to recognize and give to those less fortunate in our community. I was overwhelmed with the spirit, politeness, and exuberance of all participants and sincerely thank L.D.S.S. staff and students for their commitment to the Lively community." (Councilor Barbeau)

       A big thank you also goes out to Councilor Barbeau for organizing and overseeing this event, as well as the volunteer fireman's choir for donating the use of their float.

‘Home-Made’ Gift Certificates…an idea for Christmas!

      When I was a kid, we lived in a small, four-room cottage on a huge Estate in Port Credit. My Father was a Policemen- but also the gardener/handyman for the Estate… to help pay for the rent. We didn’t have a lot of money for Christmas presents (or other times of the year)! But I remember my brother & I carefully choosing several toys & books - which we no longer used- to give to the kids at the TB Sanatorium in Toronto. They would wave at us from the windows- as we waited outside in the car.

    And we always made home - made gifts for Christmas! Our favorite & easiest gifts to make were Gift Certificates for Mom & Dad: I will clean my room every week- without complaining. I owe you Breakfast in bed x 3. I will help my brother do the dishes without fighting. I will take out the garbage- without being reminded. I will be quiet when Dad is on Midnights. etc

     In this time of economic uncertainty, perhaps people could make home - made Gift Certificates for their communities. In 2009… Help at one Annual Event. Help Coach a Team- even if you don’t have any kids playing hockey, ringette or soccer etc. Help with one Fundraising Project.  Donate something you haven’t used very often in 2008. Chaperone one youth activity. Be a mentor. Volunteer to do something you enjoy or excel at. Join a community group or service club.

     Imagine how surprised a community group or church or school would be to receive a Home - Made Gift Certificate from you!       Gwen Doyle, Communications Walden-CAN

 

 ‘Shoot For the Stars’ …Figure Skating Competition in Walden!

       The Walden Figure Skating Club has the pleasure to be hosting Rainbow Skate, January 16th, 17th and 18th at the TM Davies Arena here in Walden. This is the annual Rainbow Region Inter Club Competition and includes all of the skating clubs within the Sudbury Region, including the clubs from: Verner, Massey, Manitoulin Island and Espanola. This competition comes to Walden only once every six years and the WFSC plans on making this event a truly memorable experience for both competitors and spectators alike.

      The theme for this years’ competition is "Shoot for the Stars" and is meant to inspire    our young skaters to follow their dreams much like our own Meagan Duhamel and her recent success, with her pairs partner Craig Buntin, on the international skating stage.
      The Friday night of competition offers a great night of entertainment with the Carnival Lines competing. A carnival line is a type of synchronized skating and can have upwards of 25 skaters on the ice at once. Walden will have a number of teams competing in the carnival line as we showcase some of the numbers from our upcoming ice show ‘Walden Goes to Camp Rock’- on April 5th.
    As with any large competition we will be looking for volunteers to help make this a success. For more information about Rainbow Skate or about how you can help please contact us at interclub@waldenfigureskatingclub.ca  or check out our website www.waldenfigureskatingclub.ca.  Come out and support your local skaters!

 

Walden Windmill Theatre…Getting ready for 2009!

     Windmill Theatre People … get ready for a February notice in the Sudbury Star.  Linda Morgan will have open auditions for a production of "Confessions of a Dirty Blond".  The play has a potential cast of eight.  Showtime is in May.  So thespians, start doing those facial gymnastics for voice projection in the mirror.       Forbes Stoodley

Dec. 2008 Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star

Gwen Doyle- Communications, Walden-CAN 692-3021 www.Walden-CAN.com

 

Walden – a Community in Action!

Corporal Jessie Tait Revisits École St-Paul!
Students at École St-Paul in Lively will long remember the events that took place in their school to mark Remembrance Day this year. On November 4th, Corporal Jesse Tait who had just returned from Afghanistan while serving with the Canadian forces met with the grade 5 to grade 8 students. He gave a Power Point Presentation and answered many of the students’ questions. He talked about his experience and his friends that he lost in combat. This was Corporal Tait’s second visit at the school as he also visited before his departure for Afghanistan.
On November 11th, there was a ceremony. Students brought pictures and cards that will be given to war veterans. Grade 7 and 8 students each read a message to mark the importance of this day. * See attached Photo

Left to right: Nico Karius, Riley Narasnek, Natalie Roy, Elizabeth Dupius, Denis Leblanc and Vanessa-Rae Moriarty

LDSS Students – Canvassing & Caroling!
On Thursday, Nov.20th from 7-9pm The Firemen’s Choir and Walden Volunteer Firefighters – in cooperation with the staff and students of Lively District Secondary School and Councilor Jacques Barbeau - will be out in the community collecting donations for the CTV Lion’s Children’s Telethon …as well as non-perishable items for the Walden Food Bank.
Students will be participating with The Firemen’s Choir and their Float in the Lively Area. Arrangements are also being made to cover the Hillcrest Area - with the horse and wagon used last year, at the Anderson Farm’ Tree Lighting Celebration’ and Fall Fair’. And a group of LDSS students will also be collecting donations from 4 –7pm in the entrance of Battistelli’s Your Independent Grocers.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated this holiday season! For details contact Sherry Green, Program Leader of Sports -LDSS at 692-3671

Come out to Rendezvous!
The Penage Road Community Centre is pleased to be hosting its 29th Annual Rendezvous Arts and Craft Sale. This event will be held on Friday Nov. 21st from 7- 9 pm. And the sale will be open Nov. 22nd, Nov 23rd - from 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is Free and you are welcome to sit with friends and enjoy a beverage and a sweet treat.
The Community Centre is located on Regional Road 10 - south of Whitefish. Note: Regional Road #10 is also called Penage Rd. or Panache Rd.!! The Centre is just 7 km down this road, on your left side. Signs will be posted.
This event began in 1980. Local artisans wanted to show off their art and craft interests. These same artists are still involved in their fields of expertise. Today the event is representative of community involvement. The Penage Rd. Seniors sell homemade items and baking. Young people volunteer to make up their high school volunteer hours. And some young people are now making baking contributions!
You will be able to purchase paintings, photographs, items made of fur, pottery, Finn Bun, knit items, folk art, preserves and quilted items- as well as some delicious baked items. Check our Penage Rd. Page of www.Walden-CAN.com  for photos from previous Rendezvous!
For more information call 866-2989. Thanks to all persons who regularly support this annual event. Mark your calendars and come out to Rendezvous!!

Walden Youth For Youth Caroling in Lively!
Walden Youth for Youth will be fundraising this fall for the Lion's Club Children's Christmas Telethon. We held a Halloween Dance for youth – raising funds with an admission fee. Our youth will also be seen in Lively going door-to-door caroling- November 18,19,20 and Nov.25, 26, 27 from 6 – 8pm…visiting households from 1st Ave. to 12th Ave. Adult volunteers would be greatly appreciated for these outings.
Our youth centre can be seen presenting their donation live on Telethon night - December 6th between 2pm-11pm - at Sudbury Secondary School. We thank you all in advance for your participation in our fundraising here in Lively for this year’s Telethon!
Contact June Epple, Coordinator- Walden Youth for Youth Centre - 692-1777 June.epple@city.greatersudbury.on.ca  or check our Page on www.Walden-can.com 

WALDEN SNO RUNNERS 20th Anniversary!
The Walden Sno Runners will be 20 years old this year. In December of 1987 a group of local snowmobilers got together to form the local snowmobile club - to develop and maintain local trails and promote safe family activities involving the sport of snowmobiling. As part of the Sudbury Trail Plan, the club maintains and patrols about 90 kms of trails from the north end of Fairbank Lake to Penage Lake and the south end of Whitewater Lake to Lively and between.
On November 29th the club is celebrating 20 years of activity in our community with a Dinner Dance at the Lively Golf and Country Club. Tickets that are coincidentally $20, can be purchased from a club member in your area or by contacting Stan Fenton at stanfenton@gmail.com .

‘A Night in Comfortable Shoes’…with Angie Nussey!
Join Angie Nussey on Nov. 23rd for ‘ A Night in Comfortable Shoes’, from 7 – 9pm at Fielding Memorial Park- featuring special guests Matt Foy and Debra Lynn Ireland. There is limited seating and Tickets ($15) are only available at the door on the night of the show- beginning at 6:30pm. The show starts at 7pm sharp. For details and to view her music video “Gem” – featuring 40 ‘Lively’ people filmed during the Sudbury Arts Tour 2008 see www.angienussey.com 


Walden-CAN Nov. 2008 Column for the Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

 

What Volunteers CAN do for Walden!

Help Organize… May 2009 LDSS Reunion!
The LDSS Reunion Committee is looking for volunteers for our 50+ reunion, being held on May 15,16,17/09 (Victoria Day Weekend). This reunion will involve our entire community- from the Anderson Farm to LDSS- so any volunteers will be welcomed & appreciated.
We are hosting: a Meet & Greet/Dance at the Arena both nights; kid’s activities at LDSS; Memorabilia Displays-sure to provide a ‘Blast From the Past’ and a Brunch- hosted by LDSS athletic & student groups- on Sunday morning. Golf will also be available for those energetic folks- as well as Interactive Displays at Anderson Farm Museum.
All proceeds from the LDSS Reunion weekend will directly benefit LDSS students.
For information or to sign up contact Mary Purvis at mlpurvis@hotmail.com  or 692-3747 or Tannys Laughren at tlaughren@laurentian.ca 
Our next LDSS Reunion Committee Meeting is Nov.4, 7pm at LDSS. Everyone is welcome!

Help Plan & Implement Programs for…Walden Youth For Youth!
Walden Youth For Youth is looking for volunteers to assist with program planning and implementation. A Criminal Reference Check is required- as it involves working with the youth in our community. Our youth ranges from ages 12 – 18.
We are located in the lower level of the Walden Citizens Service Centre, on Kin drive, in Lively. For information, please call 692-1777 or email june.epple@city.greatersudbury.on.ca
Watch for our new Walden Youth For Youth Page on www.Walden-CAN.com 
June Epple, Coordinator- Walden Youth For Youth

Help Organize...35th Walden Winter Carnival!
Without at least 4 new Volunteers to work on the Walden Winter Carnival Organizing Committee: some Events for 2009 will have to be cancelled ie The Mutt Show & Events at St. James School and the Winter Carnival will be smaller than normal.
Without at least 4 new Volunteers – to replace Fran & Mike re: 2010 Winter Carnival…the 35th Walden Winter Carnival could very well be the last one!

“…We have well-established partnerships with the CGS & local businesses and we are financially self-sufficient…But we really need at least 4 new volunteers- who are willing to be trained to work with our committee re: specific, time-related responsibilities- during the months before the Carnival and helping with supervision during the Carnival…we’re always there to back-up our volunteers…And of course we still will need community groups & volunteers of all ages- to help with activities during our Winter Family-Fun Weekend…If anyone is interested they should call me at 692-9321.” Terry Kett, Walden Winter Carnival Committee

Help Walden-CAN…organize a Community Conference in 2009!
In the next few weeks, I will be phoning representatives of 50+ Community Groups & our local Schools in Walden …asking for ideas & suggestions to help Walden-CAN organize a Community Conference - for early 2009. To ensure that the Topics, Workshops & Guest Speakers will be relevant & meaningful to our participants…we need community input.
We will be having our first ‘Brain-Storming/ Planning Meeting’, in early November. We hope that representatives from: community groups, seniors, local businesses, youth & individuals - from the communities in Walden- will participate.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please call me at 692-3021 Gwen Doyle– Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN www.Walden-CAN.com 

Walden-CAN Winter Newsletter…in the Works!
It’s time to start gathering information from our community partners for our Winter Newsletter
(Dec.–March 2009). We hope to publish by December 1st. We need a couple of weeks to organize and the city needs a couple of weeks to get it printed and mailed to all households in the Walden area.
That means that I need all information sent to me no later than Oct 31st. Please include information from your group that would be pertinent from December to March 2009.
Jennifer Carlisle, 692-0141 jcarlisle928@hotmail.com 

What’s Happening in Walden? Check www.Walden-CAN.com  each week for new postings from: the CGS, Sudbury Public Library, Greater Sudbury Museum, community groups/associations, local schools, artists, craftsmen, musicians & writers, Sudbury District Health Unit, COP Program & much more! Send your information to our Webmasters.
This month new Pages have been created for: Waters WI, Walden Youth For Youth & Walden Fine Arts Association.



October, 2008 Walden-CAN Column for the Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN 692-3021

 

Sept. 2008 Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star

Walden COP Program Volunteers Log 1987 km since June/08!

      The Walden Citizens on Patrol Program is up & running with a small, dedicated group of volunteers. Since June they have logged over 1987 km patrolling communities in Walden!  But more volunteers would be appreciated and welcome.

     Vehicles, uniforms, all equipment, and training are provided by the Greater Sudbury Police Service - at no cost to the volunteers.

       The next scheduled COP Program Training Date will be in November but Applications are available now, at the Walden Police Storefront.  If you are interested in participating in this worthwhile community crime prevention initiative, applications should be completed as quickly as possible in order to qualify for November’s training date.  For more information call the COP Program Coordinator at 675-9171 ext. 2335 or check www.police.sudbury.on.ca

 

‘Cyberproofing’…Walden-CAN & Walden Youth For Youth Host Meeting!

 Denise Fraser- Crime Prevention Unit, Greater Sudbury Police Services- will give an 1˝ hour presentation about Cyberproofing Oct. 9 at a Public Meeting – hosted by Walden-CAN & Walden Youth Centre, 6:30pm, in the T.M. Davies Community Centre. Everyone is welcome: teenagers 12 & over, parents, grandparents and the public. Topics include: Types of predators found in the Internet; how they gather information to find their victims; problems of cyberbullying and steps to take in order to prevent victimization. For more information visit www.police.sudbury.on.ca or call at 675-9171 ext.2103   See www.Walden-can.com

 

Looking for Volunteers in Walden!

Walden Winter Carnival: What could you do to help us celebrate 35 years of winter family fun? Any help is welcome; whether you can volunteer for 4 hours or 40 hours– helping plan events or working during the Carnival. Call Wayne St. George at 692-4224 or check www.waldenwintercarnival.com 

 

Anderson Farm Museum & Heritage Society: If you are interested in helping preserve & protect this local heritage site and develop year-round programs and activities/events at the Anderson Farm Museum…consider volunteering to work with us. We have openings on our Board & the 2009 Fall Fair Committee. Details on our AFM Page  www.Walden-CAN.com    AFM & Heritage Society PO Box 1188, Lively, ON P3Y 1M9

 

LDSS 50+ Reunion Committee: You don’t have to be over 50… to help us make plans & get ready for the May 15,16,17,2009 50+ Reunion at LDSS! To find out how you can help, call Mary Purvis at 692-3747 or Jim Savarie at 692-5921

 

Walden- Community Action Network: We’re planning activities/events/projects for 2008,2009 and need volunteers of all ages- to help represent the communities of Walden re: our Youth Services Committee, Environment Committee and Community Conference Committee. To learn more about us check www.Walden-CAN.com Contact us at Walden-Can PO Box 981, Lively, On, P3Y 1M8

 

What’s Happening!

Sept.21: Quilts in the Community- 11:30am – 5:30pm View Quilts in 6 Sites in Walden. Passports cost $15. Funds to help build a sun shelter for kids at Walden Day Care Centre, Call Mary-Lou or Terry at 692-9719 www.waldendaycare.ca

 

Sept.22: World Car Free Day! Free Public Transit! Cut out your Car Free Day VOUCHERS in Northern Life, Sudbury Star, Le Voyageur- Sept.17,18 Issues. Plan your routes at www.greatersudbury.ca/transit

 

Sept.27, 28: Sudbury Arts Tour – 2008! Visit 60 Artists at 29 Studios in CGS from 10am –5pm. The Arts Tour is FREE! For details see www.SCARF.ca

 

Oct. 2: ATV Advisory Panel Public Meeting- 7 – 9pm, T.M Davies Community Centre. Call Dave Bolton,Chair, ATV Advisory Panel 560-5432 or dbolton@unitz.ca

 

Oct.4: 2nd Annual Quilt Show- Whitefish Lake First Nations Seniors & 50 Plus Club from 9am – 4pm, in our Community Centre. We are hoping to draw in as many Anishnabe Que (Native Women) quilters as possible. For details, contact Gail at shawbonquigail@personainternet.com

 

Oct.7: ‘Yes, We’re Still at It!’…a retrospective Exhibit by Gwen Doyle & Ellen Gorecki . Reception 7–9pm, at Stopciati Gallery, 153 Applegrove St. (off Lorne). Everyone is welcome! Refreshments will be served. Gallery information at 673-4443

 

To learn more about what’s happening in Walden see www.Walden-CAN.com

Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN




 

July CAN Report to the Sudbury Star


Oh blow gentle southern breeze, because the breezes from the north and east are a little “high” with reminders of good meals of yesterday. This is yet another summer of our discontent for Waldenites with that promise of only two more. The velvet nights of July and August will be enjoyed inside. All will be well, eventually. Even a dead horse doesn’t stink forever.

Lively District Secondary School will have its 50+ reunion May 15, 16, 17, 2009. An open meeting for volunteers at the Ben Moxam Community Centre is planned for July 21, 2008.
For any questions you may have, contact Jim Savarie 692-5921 or Mary Purvis 692-3747.
I went to my high school reunion in Kirkland Lake in 2006 and met many old people I went to school with. It’s great to see school chums again and catch up on all the news. So folks, there’s time to make travel plans, eat lots of unbuttered popcorn and exercise regularly, to be the best that’s in you.

The Kantola Black Lake Road Committee meets regularly to discuss concerns and to work towards solving them.
At present, the Long Lake Park poses some problems, especially for area residents. There are also trucking issues. Kantola is a winding, hilly, narrow road with corners so sharp, one can almost read one’s own back license plate but then we challenge ourselves. The road committee works with municipal authorities to make things safe.

Thanks to Neeltje Van Roon, Dale Kilbey and other ecologically-minded folk, the ban-the-plastic-bag campaign has gained momentum in Walden. Our Councilor, Jacques Barbeau, has co-sponsored a council resolution to rid us of this landfill clogging material. Who would have thought that the green Battistelli bins would become so popular. They go into the hardware store, the LCBO and everywhere that people go to get things. Many are bringing bags from home to cut down on the number in circulation. One day, I left home without my green bins, and felt guilty enough to avoid people who might see those new plastic bags. Can we get along without them? Yes we can!

Summer programs for the Lively Playground are at full throttle. Donna, Courtney and Senior Supervisor, Heather have Dress up Days, Water Fun at Meatbird Lake, Twister and Hawaiian Days, Any Kind of Costume Days, and Sports and Game Times. The program runs Monday to Friday (check posted timetable at Ben Moxam Centre). Drop off from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. and pick up from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Need more information? Call 692-1777.

Right now, our grade 7s and 8s from George Vanier and Jessie Hamilton are still in summer holiday mode with nary a thought about the day after Labour Day. Meanwhile, things are happening in their new school within Lively District Secondary School. This writer toured it with school principal, Ms. Judy Noble. Classrooms, which are huge and bright, have been refurbished. The full science and computer lab awaits the students. Familiar teachers will be there to greet them including Mr. Cory Ross, who will continue his Music Program. A Tech teacher for the “techies” has been hired. This can only be good. Remember those classes long past of Home Economics and Shop? We know things have changed. Vacuum cleaners can be used by both sexes and everyone can make a salad bowl out of a block of wood.
For those students who aspire to the stage, a production of “The Sound of Music” is planned for this coming school year. So, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
Although there is no French Immersion program due to a lack of numbers, there are of course, regular French classes. “Le fromage est froid.” (I know three other phrases necessary for survival.)
Start times and the lunch hour are separate from the regular secondary students as well as the outdoor area just for 7s and 8s. Why you young scholars even have your own entrance. The principal with the co-ordinating committee have planned well for that “smooth move”.
Lively District Secondary will be offering courses in Ojibwe and Native Studies. The High Skills Major in Mining is still available as is Fitness, stressing health and wellness. This also has an outdoor education component. An Advanced Placement (A.P.) program is on board. This is based on an international enrichment curriculum. Universities love these graduates.
Ms. Noble is enthusiastic about having grades 7 and 8 at L.D.S.S. and expects an excellent collegiate year. Rah! Rah
!
 

 

Fall Fair in the works…for the Anderson Farm Museum!

Walden volunteers are busy organizing the annual Anderson Farm Museum Fall Fair, which will take place on Saturday, September 13 from 10am – 4pm.

Family Fun Activities include: Entertainment (Tremonics, Northern Gypsie- Singer/Songwriter, Finnot & others) with MC, Scott Overton (Morning Show Host, AM 790 CIGM), Children’s Activities (Dale Pepin-Stories & Socks, games, stories, drama), Vendors in the main floor of Stable (Traditional Rug Hooking, small art work -cards, beaded necklaces & earrings etc), Displays (Farm Equipment, Antique Cars, Walden Art Club Mosaic Mural, Waters WI), Information Booths (Walden-CAN, Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society), a Silent Auction, BBQ and Tours of the Museum.  And there’ll be more!

We need Volunteers to work with our Fall Fair Committee June–September: helping coordinate activities, publicity, donations, recruitment etc   

We need Volunteers to help on the day of the Fall Fair from 9am – Noon or Noon to 5 pm: setting-up, directing traffic, selling Tickets, helping with children’s activities, cleaning-up etc

We are looking for Vendors (Artists, Craftspeople, Community Groups) to display, demonstrate and sell. There is room for 6 Vendors in the main floor of the Stable; space in Farm House and on the grounds. Fees: $20 per Table + a Donation for our Silent Auction    

We are looking for Community Groups to set-up Displays: educational, local history, culture, services and programs etc

If you are interested, please contact Les Burford at 692-5530  

See updates on the Anderson Farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com

Walden-CAN Newsletter in the works…for end of August!

Usually our Walden-CAN volunteers take a break over the summer. But not this year! Our Walden-CAN Newsletter Team will be busy during the holidays preparing their Fall Issue …to be in the mail at the end of August.

Space in our Newsletter is always limited and based on a first-come first-served basis. If your community group/association, school, team, or club has an activity, program, project or special event planned for Sept-Dec., send your information to our Newsletter Team ASAP.

Submit brief articles, stories, poems, and photos (in .jpeg) to jcarlisle928@hotmail.com.

Read our previous Newsletters on www.Walden-CAN.com

  

www.Walden-CAN.com Gets Thousands of Hits during the summer!

When our Webmasters conducted a Content Overview of our website last September they were surprised to see thousands of hits on www.Walden-CAN.com during July, August 2007.

The Pages receiving the majority of visits were: the Arts, Community Notices and News Releases.

If you have a summer activity, program, project or special event - which you would like to promote, send your information to our Webmasters at info@walden-can.com or use our inter-active Calendar of Events.

 

Lively High 50+ Reunion …planned for 2009!     

A Lively High 50+ reunion is being planned for May 15,16 & 17, 2009. There will be an Open Meeting for Volunteers on Tuesday, June 17 at 7pm in LDSS.  

Any questions contact Jim Savarie at 692-5921 or Mary Purvis at 692-3747

 

June 11 Walden-CAN Column in Sudbury Star

 

 

 

The Walden Art Club Helps Celebrates CGS 125th on June 7th !
The Walden Art Club will be completing a very special project in the near future. Our completed Mural Mosaic of the Anderson Farm will be on display, at Tom Davies Square, for the June 7th,CGS’s 125th Anniversary Party.
The large-scale Mural is composed of 35 diverse canvases- created by the WAC members. Each canvas is a unique stand-alone work of art. The mural features various facets of the Anderson Farm’s history, and of the local heritage including: fauna, flora, mining, and farming. When all of the artistic works are merged they reveal a 6’x12’ painting of the Anderson Barn.
By selling our Mosaic Mural, the WAC hopes to raise funds to assist with the renovations planned for the Stable Building at the Anderson Farm Museum.
The Mosaic Mural remained a “Work in Progress” when it was displayed at the Walden Art Club’s 38th Annual “Spring Exhibition and Sale”. It generated a great deal of excitement from the public who viewed it.
Join us at the Tom Davies Square on June 7th and take a moment to view the completed Mosaic Mural of the Anderson Farm.

A Smooth Move’…Grade 7 and 8 to LDSS!
To learn more about the process to facilitate the transition of the Grade 7,8 Students from George Vanier and Jessie Hamilton P.S. to LDSS read ‘A Smooth Move’ – Newsletters. No. 1- April 2008 includes: Committee Members, Guiding Principals, First Steps…Coordinating Committee Meeting; Next Steps …School-based Advisory Committee. The May Issue will be completed soon. Each Issue will be posted on Rainbow District Board website. www.rainbowschools.ca/boardroom/accommodation/sudburyWest.php

CARP Continues to Lobby for P.E.T. Scans!
Members of CARP - Sudbury Chapter- continue lobbying efforts to make P.E.T. Scans available for all citizens of Ontario.
The Ontario Ombudsmen Office is now looking into the issue and is requesting personal stories about a person or persons who are seriously disadvantaged because of the lack of availability of Free P.E.T. Scans in our province. Please contact Joanne de Varennes, Office of Ontario Ombudsman 1-800-263-1830 FAX:1-866-863-2560(toll free) info@ombudsman.on.ca
To learn more re: P.E.T. Scan Petition- check CARP Page of www.Walden-can.com or call Darwin Brunne at 866-2145.

What’s Happening in Walden & CGS!
May 22- Open House at Tom Davies Square, Foyer:
Multi-use Recreation Complex Presentation at 6pm For information call 674-4455 ext. 2425
Performing Arts Centre Presentation at 7pm For information call 674-4455 ext. 4606
May 23 - Waters WI Annual Luncheon: Noon at Trinity United Church, Lively. Guest Speaker: Marilyn Butcher- Nurse Practitioner Tickets cost $10 each Call Sally at 692-4481
May 24- The Iona Reed Trio: 7-10pm Meadowbrook. The Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society is raising funds for its Memory Garden Project. $5 each Tickets available at: Meadowbrook, R.E.A.L Wine in Time, Walden Seniors or from Committee Members.
May 29- Meet the Artist …Glenna Treasure -Textile Artist: 7- 9pm at Stopciati Gallery at 153 Applegrove (off Lorne) Exhibit runs from May 24 – June 21. For information call 673-4443
May 30 - Deadline for Submissions re: United Way Community Grant Funding 2008-2009! “…Designed as project funding for unique ideas/initiatives that build community and improve quality of life for residents of CGS”. Grants can range from $2,000 - $6,000. Application Forms re: Community Grant Funding Grant can be obtained by contacting Louise Desjardins at United Way Office 560-3330 ext. 200 or emailing office@unitedwaysudbury.com
June 4- CARP Luncheon: Noon at Howard Johnson Hotel, 50 Brady St. Guest Speaker: Mayor John Rodriguez Entertainment: Sudbury Rising Stars. Everyone is welcome! Cost: $13.00 Seating is limited. Call Irene White 566-5686 or Millie Facca 522-1947, to reserve your Ticket.

Anderson Farm Museum Historical Society Plans Fall Fair for Sept.13th!
The AFM Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help organize the Fall Fair and artists, craftsmen, musicians, vendors, community groups, teams, schools etc to participate in this annual community event at the Anderson Farm. For details, call Les Burford at 692- 5530
See Anderson Farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com for AFM Heritage Society Minutes & Curator’s Reports etc


Walden-CAN Column for Sudbury Star, May 142008
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator

 

Media Conference Kicks-Off…'Anderson Barn Mosaic Mural' Project!  

The Walden Art Club hosted a successful Media Conference, on April 5th, at the club's Art Studio, in the Ben Moxam Community Centre, in Lively. Members of the Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society, Walden-CAN, and Jim Fortin, Curator- City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museum were also invited to this Preview of the Anderson Barn Mosaic Mural.  The participating artists were thrilled to see the excitement that their mosaic mural generated among the visitors.

Various WAC Members were interviewed and taped by Persona News.      

This unique art project is a large-scaled mural featuring a medley of diverse paintings, created by the WAC members. The Mosaic Mural consists of 35 canvases measuring 16”x20”. Each canvas is a unique, stand-alone, work of art-featuring various facets of the Anderson Barn’s history and the local heritage including: fauna, flora, farming and mining.

When all of the artistic works are merged they will reveal a 6’x12’ painting/mural of the Anderson Barn.

The objective of this project is to: use a portion of the funds generated from the sale of the mural, to assist directly with the renovations required to the Stable Building of the Anderson Farm Museum, and help celebrate the City of Greater Sudbury’s 125th Anniversary.

The Anderson Barn Mosaic Mural remains a 'work in progress' but it will be on display at the Walden Art Club’s 38th Annual 'Spring Exhibition and Sale', April 19th and 20th, at the Tom Davies Community Center (Walden Arena), in Lively.      

View the progress of the Mosaic Mural on the Anderson Farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com Details call Victoria Tapper at 522-4233

 

Congratulations to Our Community Volunteers!

Whitefish District Lions Club: Celebrating 40 years of community service!  www.lionwap.org/WhitefishON  Call Lion Gary Lampi –President at 866-2383

Walden Seniors & Pensioners Inc: Almost 30 years of enriching the lives of seniors; supporting activities in the community. Recently donated $200 to the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Society towards their Memory Garden Project. Call Mary Barr-President at 692-7109 

Walden Kinsmen: 25 years of serving the community’s greatest need; dollars raised to help support many local charities. Interested in becoming a Kinsmen member? Call Dave Kiley – President at 692-9751

 

iCelebrate Our History! Students from St. Francis, St. David and St. Anne schools are have partnered with the City Museums on a unique project. “iCelebrate Our History” . Using a variety of media techniques including re-enactments, about 300 students are preparing “Greater Sudbury’s History Minutes”.

The project began in March and continues through May.  The projects will be publically displayed at both Tom Davies Square on June 7th during the City’s 125th anniversary party, as well as on the museum website, www.sudburymuseums.ca    

Among the topics being considered is the story of “Sudbury’s Run Away Mayor”. This interesting but little know event in Sudbury’s history revolves around Murray Bigger, Mayor of Sudbury in 1895.

A respected lawyer, school trustee and town Councilor, Mr. Bigger vanished abruptly from town in September of 1897.  On that evening he told his wife he was going into his study to look at the mail. When she checked in on him about 9:30 that night Mr. Bigger was nowhere too be found.

To learn about the surprising end to this story, and what happened to former Mayor Bigger be sure to come to the CGS 125th Anniversary Party in downtown Sudbury on June 7th.

Learn About Action Plans re: Foul Odour from Waste Activated Sludge in Copper Cliff & Lively!

April 15th: Biosolids Management Master Plan- Public Information Session - at T.M. Davies Community Centre. Visit from 5–7pm to speak with representatives. The formal presentation begins at 7pm. The CGS is reviewing sludge management alternatives to develop & implement a long-term Biosolids Management Program for sustainable treatment & disposal/end-use of its sewage sludge.

For information call Brad Johns, P.Eng., Water & Waste Facilities Engineer at 674-4455, ext 3625

Watch for Spring Issue of our Walden-CAN Newsletter in the Mail! Thanks to the clients of Our Friendship Centre for adding the Insert to our 6 page Issue.

 

 

 

  





Submitted April 8/08: Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator-Walden-CAN

* Photo of Anderson Barn Mosaic Mural attached

 

 

Jessie Hamilton P.S.’ Musicians…to Compete at Nationals in Ottawa! Jessie Hamilton P.S.’ s three Bands- Concert and Jazz - are competing at Nationals in Ottawa in May 2008. Approximately 65 musicians in grades 6, 7 and 8 are involved with the bands. Although there is no competition for Rock Bands, members of the Rock Band participate in the other 2 Bands. But the Rock Band will be performing at a venue in Ottawa.
To help raise money for the trip to Ottawa the 3 Bands are planning a performance - ‘The Evening of Music’- on May 8th at Jessie Hamilton PS. During the May 8 performance there will be a Silent Auction, Bake Sale and silver collection. The ‘Evening of Music’ begins at 6:30 pm.


Spring is just around the corner and time to think about our gardens! The Band members are also selling bulbs, plants, seeds etc from Vesey's- to raise funds for their Competition in Ottawa. Vesey's offer wonderful products to enhance any garden big or small from spring bulbs to perennial plants to herb seeds and even a Cook Book to taste the flavours of your garden.
Place an order and support your area musicians. Order Forms can be picked up at Jessie Hamilton P. S. just contact Mr. Cory Ross at 692-3602 between 1pm and 1:30 pm Mon to Fri. or Myrna at 692-5355
Questions, please call Kim Peura - Fund Raising Committee, Jessie Hamilton P.S. Bands at 692-3297


Get Healthy & Active…Try Curling!
Want to learn to curl by qualified instructors? Here is your chance. The Copper Cliff Curling Club is offering a unique learn to curl program called…’Your Best Shot’!
For $75.00 you will have 8 weeks of curling instruction: 4 weeks on Wed. evenings at 7:30pm (March 19 – April 9) and 4 weeks in the fall (starting in Oct.) to continue to improve your skills.
Register before March 19th by contacting: Lynn O’Brian at 682-4861,Copper Cliff Curling Club or Sue Murray at 692-5648
Note: New members to the Copper Cliff Curling Club will receive a $50.00 reimbursement for a League membership, if you join the curling club in the fall.


Spring is just about here and it's time to get together at the Penage Rd. Community Centre!
The Penage Rd. Community Centre is holding its Annual General Meeting on April 1st, at 7:30 PM, at the Centre. The past year will be reviewed as well as the election of officers for the coming year. As a community member you are invited to attend.
New directors are needed this year to replace some who have "retired". A director helps to keep the building and premises in order and to help with "event" running. Questions, call Russ at 866-5656.
To make your Membership Donation for 2008 send $20.00 for a family ($10.00 for a single) to Mrs. B. Beaulieu - 198 Grassy Lake Rd., Whitefish, ON P0M3E0. Donations will go for improved roofing, soffit and fascia.
Did you know the Community Centre is available for rentals for private events? Rates are very reasonable and lower if you are a member. To rent the hall: call Ira-Jane 866-2989.
Spring Events:
April 6- The Penage Rd. W.I. Community Event: from 2-4 pm. Topic: Bush Piloting
April 26th - Earth Day Road Clean Up: starts at 9 am
May 3rd- Bake Sale and Flea Market: from 8am-2pm
May 10th - Mothers' Day Dinner: starts at 5 pm.


Dance the Night Away!
April 12th- 50’s Dance! We’re going to dance the night away to the classic tunes of the 50’s. Join us at the Steelworker’s Hall at 8:30 pm. Shake, rattle and roll with our rockin DJ Absolute Entertainment. Tickets are $15 each and are available by calling Pat at 983-2224 or can be picked up at Warmhearts’ office, 303 York St., Suite 283.
Wear your best 50's threads and compete in the costume contest. Light lunch and door prizes too! All proceeds go to the Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers Sudbury /Manitoulin.
For information call: Pat & Dan Byrnes at 983-2224 or Jeannette Carriere, Warmhearts Palliative Caregivers Sudbury / Manitoulin 677-0077 ext 226.


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Submitted March 12th by Gwen Doyle- Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN

 

Hawks for Heart Event Raises $4,500! Lively DSS students were out in force on Feb. 21st canvassing local businesses and kicking off the Heart and Stroke Campaign for Lively and Walden Areas.
Mayor John Rodriguez inspired students- kicking off our Hawks for Heart Event- with a personal donation. Celina MacKinnon and her family shared their story and supported the campaign throughout the morning. News Anchor and Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Michelle Toner praised the students for their efforts on behalf of this very worthwhile cause.
Our canvassers were accompanied by: Fire Chief Donaldson, Volunteer Fire Fighter Perry, Deputy Police Chief Elsner, Auxiliary Constable Brunette, EMS Gary Daily and Laura Carlson of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Sirens and lights from the Fire Engine, Police Cruiser and EMS Vehicles held the student body united in their campaign. Many thanks to this auspicious group of community supporters – we couldn’t have done it without you!
The Business Community of Lively/Walden responded to the students’ call for action by raising $4,500.00 for the Heart and Stroke Campaign! Many thanks to: Powertel Utilities, Laamanen Construction. Harris Rebar, The Huddle, Jim’s Portable Toilets, Equipment North, Battistelli’s YIG, Home Hardware, Lively Pharmacy, Northern Welding Cases, The Shop, Castec Inc., Tim Horton’s, Meadowbrook Retirement Village, Pet Food Plus, Pine Hill Lumber, Royal Bank, TD Bank, Walden Family Drug Store, Walden Day Care, Forget-Me-Not Flowers, Carman Construction, CCM Group Management, NAPA Auto, Quickway, A &L Construction, Auburn Industrial, Algonquin Equipment, Lively Massage Therapy Clinic.
As always, our Hawks for Heart Event was supported and promoted by our Councilor, Jacques Barbeau – who also provided donations- as prizes for the top canvassers!
Hats off to Lively and Walden - for a real community event! We stood together and made a difference for the “heart” of the community!
Judy Noble, Principal, Lively DSS
Mural Mosaic Project by Walden Art Club! The Walden Art Club has a very special project in the works -a Mural Mosaic of the Anderson Farm. The Goal of this fundraising venture is to highlight the rich heritage and history the Anderson Farm brings to the community and CGS. The Mural Mosaic will measure 6’ x 12’ - with all the canvases painted by our members. The 35 unique works of art- each measuring 16” x 20” -will be auctioned off, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Anderson Farm Museum Heritage Fund.
Our Annual Spring Art Show and Sale takes place April 19th and 20th, in the Tom Davies Arena, Lively. This popular event includes works in: acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen & ink, graphite, and photography - something for everyone! Come & See us! The Walden Art Club…bringing art to the community.
See Walden Art Club Page on www.Walden-CAN.com 
Anderson Farm Museum Historical Society …Develops A Vision! On Jan.26th, the Anderson Farm Museum Historical Society & City Staff met to form a Vision for the development of Anderson Farm Museum.
Facilitator Sheila Prusila, began by reviewing relevant documents: Constellation City Report, Greater Sudbury Healthy Community Strategy, Green Space Report, Greater Sudbury Development Corporation Report and Walden-CAN Annual Report to Council, 2006-2007.
The group agreed that the Strategic Plans should be developed around realistic achievable goals focusing on repairs to structures in short-term and advancements in the longer term!
Some Short-Term Plans include: develop loft of the barn for exhibit space; work on stable design for year round use; improve signage & interpretation of exhibits; recruit volunteers; host community events; repair damaged logs on the Creighton Log Cabin and start work on trail system through property and Memory Garden. Read complete Report at www.Walden-CAN.com  Call Les Burford, Chair at 692-5530
What’s Happening in March?
March 7- Chili Luncheon: Hosted by Our Friendship Centre (Community Living Greater Sudbury) from 9am – 1:30pm, in the Kinsmen Hall, Lively. Eat-In or Take out available, Bake Table & Penny Table and more! Call Cathy at 692-3071
March Break Fun at 13 Public Libraries: Magic, movies, story time, crafts, games and more! Call Kaija Mailloux at 673-1155, Ext. 210
CARP Petitions Ontario Government to Buy PET Scans for All Major Hospitals! To send a message to your MPP log on to …‘No More Waiting Campaign’. Details, call Darwin Brunne, Chairman, CARP Sudbury Chapter at 866-2145
Watch for our March Walden-CAN Newsletter in the mail and at www.Walden-CAN.com  !


Copy for Walden-CAN Column of Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, 692-3021

 

                        Winter Family Fun in Walden!
                        Walden Winter Carnival- 2008
On Feb. 7, 8, 9, 10, 2008 - we’ll have a mix of our favorite Family Fun activities & new exciting features at the Walden Winter Carnival: Comedy Night: upstairs at the arena - Friday night. Tickets cost $10.You can buy them now at Walden Home Hardware! Cardboard Box Car Derby: Sat. morning- at the Lively Ski Hill. Mini ATVs & Snowmobiles: for the kids to ride, on three oval tracks.. Lumberjack Company: Saturday- 3 half-hour shows, in Arena parking lot: chopping, axe throwing, climbing etc. Plus a Mutt Show, Valentine Youth Social, Boot Hockey and much more! Carnival Buttons cost $4.00. Check our schedule on the Link page of www.Walden-CAN.com 
Call Wayne St. Georges, at 693-4224
Valentine Soup, Sandwich & Dessert Luncheon!
The Walden Seniors & Pensioners Ladies Auxiliary hosts Coffee Breaks, Fall Teas, Soup & Sandwich Luncheons and provides daily coffee for members. Funds raised by these activities are returned to Walden & Sudbury community charitable groups through donations and scholarships to LDSS. In 2005 our charitable donations totaled more than $6,000.
On February 13th we are hosting our Valentine Soup, Sandwich & Dessert Luncheon from 12 –2:30pm, in the Kinsmen Hall, Lively. $5.00 per person. Everyone is welcome! Joan O-Grady
Beaver Lake Winter Carnival February 15,16,17
Come one, come all to the Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club, 30 minutes west of Sudbury, turn left off HWY 17 onto Ella Rd, then a right turn onto Club Rd. We promise good food and entertainment for people of all ages! Spaghetti Supper, Pancake Breakfasts, Carnival Party, fireworks, family skating, euchre party, jug curling, kids fish derby & games, dog sled rides and much more. Check www.Walden-CAN.com 
For information call Brenda Salo at 866-2919
Walden-CAN Update!
Walden-CAN Elects New Executive!
At the Walden-CAN AGM on Jan.24th, 12 members were elected to the Executive: Richard Bois, Jennifer Carlisle, Mary Lou Coffey, Gwen Doyle, Dale Kilbey, Allie Peacock, Brenda Salo, Ralph Shore, Forbes Stoodley, Karen Tait, Rene Trottier and Neeltje Van Roon. To read our Annual Reports check www.Walden-CAN.com  If you have any comments or suggestions email us at info@walden-can.com  If you are Interested in volunteering or have questions call Gwen - 692-3021

March Issue of our Walden-CAN Newsletter!
February 22nd is the deadline for Copy to be sent re: the March issue of the Walden-CAN Newsletter. We hope to publish and have the Newsletter into Walden residents’ homes by March 14th. Email your Copy to moqui928@hotmail.com  Read past Issues of our Newsletters at www.Walden-CAN.com 
Questions, please call Jennifer at 692-0141
Final Decision Regarding the Five Schools in Sudbury West -Tuesday, February 19!
The Rainbow District School Board Meeting takes place at 6:30pm, in the Auditorium of Lockerby Composite School. The Trustees will be making their final decision about our 4 schools in Walden and Copper Cliff PS.
Read community input on our ARC Sudbury West Page & Beaver Lake Page of www.Walden-CAN.com
For more information about the ARC-Sudbury West process check www.rainbowschools.ca 
Be sure to attend this Meeting! The Trustees’ decisions will impact the communities of Walden- now and in the future!
COP Program for Walden is One Step Closer!
COP Program Applications can be picked up at the GSPS, 190 Brady St., the Walden Police Storefront & the Lively Citizen Centre. Applications can be printed from the GSPS website www.police.sudbury.on.ca 
Volunteers can be trained re: dispatch position or patrol position. The great news is that vehicles, gasoline and insurance coverage will be provided for COP Program Volunteers. Questions, please call Lucia Taskinen, Coordinator, COP Program at 675-9171 Ext 2335
New Name for Anderson Farm Museum Volunteers! The Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society is looking for one more member to be a part of their Committee. Check the Anderson Farm Museum Page of www.Walden-CAN.com  for the January 14 Minutes & Calendar of Events for 2008 etc
Questions call Les at 692-5530


Submitted by Gwen Doyle, Jan. 26,2008 for the Walden-CAN Column in The Sudbury Star

 

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Join our Fight to Keep R.H. Murray PS Open!
Recently, the Rainbow School Board’s Administrative Council has recommended combining three Walden area elementary schools. The proposed closure of Whitefish’s R.H. Murray contradicts the recommendations made by the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) to keep community schools open.
An ARC was assembled of parents, teachers, principals and community members to gather input, review data and propose recommendations to the School Board. It is upsetting that the RDSB Administrative Council has chosen to ignore ALL of the ARC’ s recommendations to keep R.H. Murray open - which is vital to community sustainability.
The board has cited high repair costs and declining population as its argument for this school’s closure. Their repair cost estimates are however incorrect in several areas. The population data used by the board is outdated and does not take into account the opening of the new Totten Mine.
Please join our fight to keep R. H. Murray open!
There will be a Public Meeting on Jan.4 - 7pm at the Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club. For details contact Jason_neva@persona.ca - in the mean time contact the RDSB Trustees.
To read our full Letter – check www.walden-can.com
Jason Neva- RH Murray Parents Association
The final opportunity for public presentations is at the Jan 21st Board Meeting - 6:30pm, in the Council Chambers, at Tom Davies Square. See www.rainbowschools.ca  for time-lines/procedures

What’s Happening in Walden!
Information Meeting re:COP Program for Walden!
January 17 at 6:30pm, in the former Town of Walden Council Chambers. Copper Cliff has enough volunteers training for COP Program - but we need at least 10 more volunteers for Walden area. For details call Councilor Barbeau, at 692-5966. Check www.police.sudbury.on.ca  to learn more about the COP program or duties/training for volunteers or call COP Program Coordinator at 675-9171 Ext. 2335
Rock For Snow with Angie Nussey & Superstack! January 19 - Fundraising Concert for the Walden Ski Club in the Kinsmen Hall, 15 Kin Dr.-starting at 7pm.
Monies raised will help purchase snowmaking equipment for the Lively Ski Hill. Tickets cost $20 at New Orleans Pizza or from any member of Walden Ski Club. An age of majority event . Call 691-0199.

Walden-Community Action Network AGM!
January 24- We’re holding our Walden-CAN AGM, at 7pm, in the former Town of Walden Council
Chambers - Annual Reports and the Election of our new Executive Committee. Everyone is welcome! Details call Gwen 692-3021. www.Walden-CAN.com 
CARP- General Meeting of The Greater Sudbury Chapter! January 31 - 2pm, at the Parkside Centre OACS, 140 Durham St. Topics include: Drive Wise Seminar- a refresher course for seniors & CARP Updates. Join us for a pre-meeting soup/sandwich at 12:30pm. “Seniors Helping seniors-You’ve Got the Power”. Call Darwin Brunne, at 866-2145
Family Fun at the Walden Winter Carnival!
On Feb. 7,8,9,10, 2008 - we’ll have a mix of our favorite Family Fun activities & new exciting features at the Walden Winter Carnival: Comedy Night: upstairs at the arena - Friday night. Tickets cost $10, You can buy them now at Walden Home Hardware!
Box Car Derby: Sat. morning- at the Lively Ski Hill
Mini ATVs & Snowmobiles: for the kids to ride, on
three oval tracks. Lumberjack Show: Saturday- 3 half-hour shows, in Arena parking lot: chopping, axe throwing, climbing etc. Carnival Buttons cost $4.00
For details check www.Waldenwintercarnival.com
Call Wayne St. Georges, at 693-4224




Copy -Dec.27 Walden-CAN Column in Sudbury Star
Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, Walden-CAN
www.Walden-CAN.com



 

All We Need is Snow! The Walden Ski Club reported, during its Power Point Presentation at the Oct. 11 Walden-CAN Meeting. After last year’s lack of snow prevented the opening of the Lively Ski Hill, members have decided to take matters into their own hands. Their Fundraising GOAL is $50,000 towards: the purchase of snow-making equipment and necessary water line construction.

Fundraising ideas include: Recruiting local businesses to make cash & in-kind donations, fundraising events, Concession Stand at Lively Ski Hill, Walden Ski Club merchandise & Gov’t Grants.

To view the Power Point Presentation log on www.Walden-CAN.com  See Walden Ski Club Page.

Clean-up Lively Ski Hill Day! Come out & help brush-out the hill on Saturday, October 27th. For details, please call Erika at 561-6749

Rummage Sale, BBQ & Bottle Drive! Saturday, November 10 from 9am–4pm at Lively Ski Hill. All funds towards the purchase of snow-making equipment. For information or to donate items, please call Kelly 691-0199 or Erika 561-6749.



Walden Winter Carnival Committee Update!

Mark February 7,8,9 & 10 on your calendar now- so you won’t miss the 2008 Walden Winter Carnival! This year’s Carnival will have an extra special event on Saturday: a Lumber Jack Company will demonstrate & perform exciting, Lumber Jack events! We’ll also have our Comedy Night on Friday, a Movie Night for Kids, miniature ATV & snowmobile rides for kids and much more for the whole family!

With all the activities planned for this year’s Carnival, we could use some new volunteers to work with us. To learn more about our Carnival’ activities, check www.waldenwintercarnival.com  & see what happened last year. If you’re interested in helping us, call Wayne St George at 692-4224.

Watch for updates on www.Walden-CAN.com



Walden Seniors & Pensioners - Come Join Us! Located in the Lively Citizen Centre building, there’s always something happening at the Walden Seniors & Pensioners Inc’ Centre. You can drop in to our Lounge, (9:30am – Noon) Monday-Friday, have a coffee and check out our Schedule of Activities: Mondays: 3rd Mon. of month-Ladies Auxiliary Meeting and Hand & Foot Care at 7pm

Tuesdays: (1-3pm)- Ladies Craft Club and 6 Hand Euchre at 6:30pm.

Wednesdays:3rd Wed. of month- a Pot Luck Dinner or a Catered Dinner and Cribbage at 6pm

Thursdays: 9am- Rumolli, 10am - Scrabble, 1pm-Bowling at Walden Bowling Centre and Euchre at 7pm …12 games per night with Cash Prizes

Fridays: 1pm- Bridge ,Hand & Foot Care at 6:30pm

Saturdays: ‘Toonie Night’- floor & regular Shuffle Board, Pool, Cards and Sing-a-long. Nov.3rd is our first ever ‘Toonie Night’! Come & join us!

For details, call 692-5591 (Mon – Fri.) 9:30 – Noon



What’s Happening in Walden!

‘Artists in Action’-Fall Art Show & Sale! Sat. Nov.3 (Noon – 8pm) Sun.Nov.4 (10am-4pm)Tom Davies Arena. This unique exhibit features working artists displaying their skills on site- while you watch. Traditional framed art, as well as a variety of original, hand-crafted items will be available. Come & join us for refreshments & talk to the artists. Call Marcie Breit at 692-5130

A Holiday Fashion Show! Tues. Nov.13th at 7pm, in the Cornerstone Community Church. An event for the whole family! Tickets are $3 each. Call Sarabeth at 692-1658

Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club Monthly Meeting: Nov. 6 at 7pm in the Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Centre. For information about programs, projects& current issues impacting Beaver Lake community, call Brenda Salo, President at 866-2919. Check www.Walden-CAN.com  Beaver Lake Page for Club minutes, reports, activities etc

28th Annual-Rendezvous Arts & Crafts Sale!

Fri. Nov.23 (7-9pm), Sat. Nov.24 (10am-4pm) and

Sun.Nov.25 (10am-4pm) at Penage Rd. Community Centre, 7 km south of Whitefish, on Penage Rd. Interested artists & crafters, contact Ira-Jane at 866-2989 to make sale arrangements for their items. All items must be homemade.

Earth Care Sudbury at Walden-CAN Nov.8 Public Meeting! 7:30pm, in the Lounge of Meadowbrook. Update on Efficient Sudbury & Project Porchlight.



Looking for Volunteers in Walden!

Walden-CAN: Anyone interested in being part of our Environment Committee, call Ralph at 692-4316.

COP Program for Walden! We need more volunteers from Walden! Information & Application Forms can be picked up at the Lively Citizen Centre, Police Store Front or at www.police.sudbury.on.ca 



Next Steps in Review of 5 Public Schools in Sudbury West!



Read 14 page, ARC-Sudbury West Final Report to Administrative Council re: Copper Cliff, George Vanier, Jessie Hamilton, R.H. Murray & Lively DSS at www.rainbowschools.ca/ boardroom/accommodation/southWest This is a culmination of 9 months in the Accommodation Review process including: 4 Public Meetings & numerous opportunities for input from parents & community stakeholders - at each stage - as the committee moved toward the development of the Final 3 Options.



“…Walden-CAN wishes to thank the members of the ARC-Sudbury West for their excellent work, as well as the staff & Trustees of the Rainbow D.S.B for their diligence & sensitivity to the needs & wishes of our community members & their children.”



Mon. Dec.17- Board Meeting, 69 Young St.: 6:30 pm, The Administrative Council presents the ARC School Valuation Report & the Administrative Council Report to the Board. The public can listen but not speak.



‘Walden…Naturally’ Signs Saved! Thanks to Councilor Barbeau, CGS & Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums…part of our Walden Heritage has been saved!

Watch for the Loon at the Anderson Farm!

I asked Ian Wood, former Economic Development Officer- Town of Walden to tell me the story.

8 Years ago, 4 ‘Walden …Naturally’ Signs- featuring the Loon-were installed, as an initiative of the Town of Walden Economic Development Advisory Committee.

“…The Walden EDAC, chaired by Brent Battistelli, worked with me to develop "Taking Flight - An Economic Development Action Plan, adopted by Council, in March 1999 …among its many recommendations was the idea to install new identification signs at our 4 highway entrances.

“… I wanted a Loon because of Walden's lakes & because a Walden youth- Matthew Conroy of Makada Drive - was credited with recommending that the Loon become Ontario's Official Avian Emblem in 1994. The slogan "...naturally" was intended to convey our outstanding landscape but also to emphasize that Walden is a natural & easy choice for living, working & playing.”

“…The artwork-for the Loon logo & the signs- was created by Kevin Burtt & his company, Nexus Graphics. Kevin was still at Cambrian College- working from his parents' basement in Hillcrest Subdivision- when I hired him to do this work. Nexus now has offices in Toronto and Sudbury & he has done work for clients like Canadian Tire and Chrysler.”

We hope that all our ‘Walden…naturally’ signs will find new homes. Email your input to info@walden-CAN.com



First Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting & Community Caroling at the Anderson Farm Museum!

Sat. Dec.15 (6–9pm) Official Tree-Lighting Ceremony takes place at 7 pm. This Free family event is an opportunity to celebrate the season with your family, friends & neighbors. Come out & meet Santa, have a cup of hot chocolate & join in our community caroling. Christmas Tree light bulbs may be sponsored for $2 each at local businesses. See www.Walden-CAN.com

Special thanks to the Walden Winter Carnival who made a cash donation of $400 to the Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee to assist with upgrading facilities at the Museum. Currently, the Walden Winter Carnival uses the grounds for dog sled rides.

Sheila Prusila, 692-9668, AFM- Site Committee



Introducing Our New Walden-CAN Newsletter Committee!



Jennifer Carlisle- moved to Walden 6 years ago because of the woodland surroundings & clean community…found no better way to learn about new home than to get involved with Walden-CAN…children away at university…time to devote to the newsletter…hopes to contribute to such a great place.

Theresa Nyabeze - a mining engineer who recently moved back to CGS to work in the mining industry…community-minded with an appreciation of the importance of community service…looking forward to getting to know more about Walden through our newsletter & participating in local events. Please contact Theresa at tnyabeze@hotmail.com if you are able to provide any graphic design assistance.

Forbes Stoodley - a recent addition to the W-CAN Executive, retired school principal with Sudbury Board & active community volunteer…welcomes the opportunity to add to the Walden-CAN Newsletter…extend his writing experience …highlight community issues.



Watch for the Winter Issue of our Walden-CAN Newsletter in the mail!



Be sure to obey the Angle Parking By-Law on Main St. in Lively! The Police/CGS Education BLITZ is over! Violations will result in charges. Remember to lock your vehicle when you pop into the Post Office or local store. There have been thefts from unlocked vehicles!





Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair Walden-CAN



 

What’s Happening in Walden?
Main Street is Not a Parking Lot! Angle Parking By-Law: In response to a number of complaints, the Greater Sudbury Police Service, in partnership with the CGS & Walden-CAN, has made an attempt to make everyone aware of the parking situation on Main St. in Lively, from 6th Ave. to 9th Ave.
Signs have been erected & enforcement has been active to clearly indicate that the area in question is designated as “angle parking” (45 degree).
Be advised that in this situation, vehicles can “only” be driven forward into the space and when exiting, they must follow the same direction as to when they first drove in to park. This practice will prevent mishaps & “close calls” and will facilitate the flow of vehicular traffic.
Sgt. Philip Smyth, Community Response Unit
Note: To read the complete article, check our Policing Page on www.Walden-CAN.com

Citizens on Patrol (COP Program) Volunteers Needed for Walden! The Greater Sudbury Police Service is accepting applications for volunteers for the COP Program- in Walden & Copper Cliff.
This is a community-based program whose sole role is to provide additional eyes & ears in the community. Volunteers provide mobile observation in the community in groups of 2 & report suspicious or concerning behavior to the Police.
Application Forms are available at GSPS Headquarters & satellite offices, CGS Citizen Centers or on line at www.police.sudbury.on.ca Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years & pass a police background check.
For details call COP Coordinator, 675-9171 Ext.2335

CGS Wants Input from Residents of Ward 2!
Oct. 1 Neighborhood Meeting…to obtain comments from residents on the 2 proposed interchange options for the future MTO four-laning of the Southwest By-Pass, 7pm at Fielding Memorial Park. Maps showing the interchange alternatives will be available for review & discussion. Provide your input before CGS Council votes to support one of 2 MTO Options.
For details call Councilor Barbeau at 692-5966

Walden-CAN holds Public Meeting Oct.11!
Guest Speakers: Lucia Taskinen, Coordinator COP Program + 2 COP Volunteers and Jean-Guy Levesque, HRSRH- good news re: Walden Help Centre relocation to satellite site in Lively Medical Centre. Updates by: Councilor Barbeau & Walden-CAN. Time for: questions/answers/input. Join us at 7:30pm in Dining Room of Meadowbrook. Every one is welcome!

ARC- Sudbury West- Wants Public Input on Oct.17! On Sept. 19, the Accommodation review Committee presented the options it had developed re: our 5 schools in Sudbury West. Check www.rainbowschools.ca for a description of ARC solutions to surplus space at 4 schools & overcrowding at one & then submit your written comments to the Committee.
Be sure to attend the ARC Public Meeting NO.4, Oct.17 at 6:30pm in LDSS to hear & provide Public Input re: the Options developed by the committee.
For details call 674-3171,Ext. 7213

Arts, Cultural and Social Events in Walden:
Sept. 28,29 Beaver Lake Fall Fair & Auction:
Join in the fun at the Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club, 45 Club Rd: Spaghetti Supper & Euchre Party, FINN Pancake breakfast, Craft Tables, Bake Table, Steak Dinner & Auction + Psychic Consultation by Kelly! Details call Brenda 866-2919 or Eija 866-1506
Or check www.Walden-CAN.com
Sept.29, 30(10am-5pm) Sudbury Arts Tour-2007: Meet 58 unique, Northern Ontario Artists at 23 Studios throughout CGS. This year there are 21 Artists at 5 Studios in Walden: jewelers, painters, photographers, potters, poets & writers & a singer songwriter. Details check www.SCARF.ca.
Sept 29 (8pm –1am) Walden Harvest Dance: Hosted by the Anderson Farm Museum Site Committee in the Kinsmen Hall, Lively- with Live Entertainment by local Band. Tickets cost $15 (include food) & can be purchased at Lively IDA & Battistelli’s. Proceeds support the AFM. Call Denise at 692-0725 or check www.Walden-CAN.com

Walden-CAN Executive Needs 4 New Members!
If you are interested in volunteering to work with us, please send a brief Resume- about yourself & your areas of interest to Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, Walden -CAN at info@walden-can.com. For details, check the News Release Page of www.Walden-CAN.com


Submitted by Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, Walden-CAN for Sept. 27,2007 Column, in the Sudbury Star
 

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Copy for Aug.30 Walden-CAN Columnof Sudbury Star


What’s Happening at the Anderson Farm Museum?

                                             Jim Fortin, Curator


Walden Loon Sign Finds a Home! With changes in road signs at the entrance to CGS, should the Town of Walden signs- featuring the Loon image- be retired- one of the signs will be relocated to the Anderson Farm Museum & will be displayed in the field- facing Regional Rd. 24.


Sudbury Arts Tour-2007 is happening Sept.29, 30th from 9am-5pm. This year the museum is hosting 10 local Artists- 7 Artists in the Log Cabin & 3 in the Farm House. Check www.SCARF.ca
 

LU Student Teachers Learn about Field Trips! Student teachers from Laurentian University’s School of Continuing Education, will be touring the museum in order to learn about Field Trips: what to expect from museums, and what museums expect from teachers. These students are in training to teach Intermediate History.


September Means New Hours at AFM! Now that our 6 summer students are back to school, the museum will be closed on weekends, with the exceptions noted above. Tours of the Anderson Farm are still available by appointment. The museum will be operating an Information Booth at the Farmers Market during weekends, Sept.8th to 23rd. For information, please call 692-4448 or e-mail jim.fortin@city.greatersudbury.on.ca
See Jim’s complete Article at www.walden-can.com What’s Happening in Walden!


Antique Car Show & Elvis is in the Building!
Be sure to mark Sept.9 on your calendar and visit Meadowbrook Retirement Village, 10am –3pm for their annual Antique Car Show. You might even see Elvis! Call Kelly Ann at 692-1832 Ext 203


Lively Heritage Guild Raffle Helps Kidney Foundation! 5 delightful, quilted wall hangings- made by Guild’ members- will be raffled to help support the Kidney Foundation of Sudbury. The Draw takes place Oct. 20 at their annual quilt & craft show-Autumn Splendor. Tickets can be purchased from members. Watch for their display at Battistelli’s & buy your Tickets! A Photo of Wall

Hangings & details at www.walden-can.com For Information, please call 692-5631
ARC Sudbury West Public Meeting NO.3-Sept.19! To hear first-hand the Options developed by the Accommodation Review Committee re: the future of our 5 schools in Sudbury West be sure to attend Public Meeting NO.3, Sept.19, 6:30pm at Lively District Secondary School. For details call 674-3171 Ext. 7213 or www.rainbowschools.ca


Beaver Lake Fall Fair-Coming Soon! The Beaver lake Sports & Cultural Club hosts its annual Fall Fair, Sept.21,22 at 45 Club Rd., Worthington. Crafters are needed for this popular event, to sell one-of-a-kind hand crafted items. To book a table, please call Brenda at 866-2919. Watch for details at www.walden-can.com


COPS Program- First Steps In Walden! 22 of the 31 people – from Copper Cliff & Walden- were able to attend our June 28 COPS Information Meeting. A lively question period- followed the Power Point Presentation re: Citizens on Patrol. Application Forms were handed-out & everyone was encouraged to complete them & drop them off at a Police Storefront- as soon as possible. For details re: the Next Steps- please contact Lucia Taskinen, COPS Coordinator, 675-9171, Ext.2335 or Councilor Barbeau at 692-5966


Have You Listened to Our Loon Lately? www.walden-CAN.com The Walden-CAN
Web site is a Free, totally interactive site, created to help improve communication - within Walden & with CGS. Our volunteer webmasters will also post: flyers, newsletters, notices, reports, media releases photos & announcements etc from individuals, community groups/non-profit organizations and CGS. They can add your website – to our Link Page. Contact Dale & Neeltje info@walden-can.com


CARP Hosts CNIB Workshop-Sept.27! CARP is pleased to announce a CNIB Workshop- featuring 4 Presentations- at the Parkside Center, Sept.27 at 7pm. Come & learn about how you can maintain good eye health or what you can do if you have some affliction now. Space is limited to the first 120! Details call Darwin Brunne at 866-2145


Submitted by Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, Walden-CAN






 

 

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