Saturday, June 30, 2012

Second Annual Goulash Cookout

Submitted by Taryn Manning

The Second Annual
Manning/Tolnai Hungarian
Goulash Cookout

Date: Saturday, August 25, 2011
Socializing at 1 pm -- Dinner at 5 pm.

Cost per person $15
Kids under 12 FREE

51 Bridge St S. Hastings, ON

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After having such a fantastic turnout at the first Hungarian Goulash Cookout in Hastings, we've decided to do it again.

This year we are hoping for a larger attendance. Bring your families, friends and neighbours and let's raise more money for Sleeping Children Around the World. You will experience great company, delicious homemade Hungarian Goulash, a variety of homemade breads, salad with a tasty homemade dressing and a huge assortment of homemade desserts!!

Please remember to bring your lawn chairs and your take home containers, as all leftovers will be sold!!!

All money raised will be donated to the 100% charity, Sleeping Children Around the World.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Singing ‘O Canada’ Overseas

As posted on the Macleans magazine website, June 22, 2012.

By Kay Mountford

There have been numerous occasions when I have been so proud and grateful to be Canadian: at school, at Church and while travelling abroad.

Probably the most memorable time ever was when I travelled to the Philippines.

I am a travelling volunteer with Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW). This is a Canadian charity that distributes bedding, clothing and school supplies to some of the poorest children in the world. (We are a true charity, sending 100% of all money raised to the children.) I have been to Africa and India with SCAW. But it was our distribution trip to the Philippines that was the most touching.

We stopped at 11 different locations across the islands. The same sequence of events followed at each and every location. About 500 children, their families and volunteers waited patiently for us to arrive at each site. As the ceremony commenced, they would all sing the Filipino national anthem for us.

Then our small team of only 6 Canadians, adorned with Canadian hats and flags, would literally belt out our Canadian anthem.

We were all so proud to be Canadian, doing what we do best—living and giving generously!

This trip was how I celebrated my 50th birthday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Senior of the Year: Doug Cunningham

As posted on the GoNorthumberland.NET website, June 13, 2012.

Senior of the Year

A recipient (sic) of the 2003 Cobourg Family Y-M-C-A Peace Medal is Hamilton Township's Senior of the Year.

Douglas Cunningham was honoured for his contributions to N-H-H ... the Baltimore Community Centre ... and the Bethesda South United Church .

Cunningham has also travelled extensively on international humanitarian missions as a member of the Cobourg Rotary Club.

SCAW Travelling Volunteer, Doug Cunningham

Thursday, June 7, 2012

2012 Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame inductees named

As posted on the Peterborough Examiner website, June 7, 2012.


The 2012 inductees to the Peterborough and District Pathway of Fame have been announced and, as usual, feature a wide variety of well-known Peterborough and area names.

The induction ceremony will be held at Showplace on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.

The 2012 honourees are as follows:


Gordon Roper was a professor of English literature at Trent University (1969-77). His family was rooted in Peterborough, and he was a major scholar of local writers such as Roberston Davies, Susannah Moodie and others. He received the Peter Robinson medal in 2000 for his contributions to Peterborough and its literary history. He was a pioneer in bringing the writing of local authors to life


The superb works of art of Neil Broadfoot, a Peterborough artist with a wide reputation for his landscapes and wilderness scenes, are found in several private and corporate collections. While he works mostly with watercolours, Broadfoot also works in oils, acrylics and multi-media. His artwork has been featured on the cover of Rider’s Digest, textbook illustrations and in General Motors calendars.


Roberta Rowland-Paterson, long-time head of the art department at Crestwood Secondary School is a talented landscape artist. Her education in art was impeccable. In recent years, she has taken exciting painting excursions to France, England, Newfoundland, an Alaska cruise and British Columbia. Her work has become known for its deft use of colour, texture and composition.

AL TYE - Dramatic Arts

Al Tye, a retired computer science professor at Fleming College, has been a dedicated volunteer with the Peterborough Theatre Guild. He directed 13 productions between 1980 and 2010, enjoying outstanding success with Proof (2008). In more than 40 years of association with PTG he was connected with more than 170 productions.


Robert John Ainsworth, real estate agent, chiefly based in Peterborough Ontario, has been a successful playwright and member of the Playwright Guild of Canada writing such plays as Dirty Little Secrets, Autumn Leaves and The Mouse House along with producing musicals and children’s plays. The Mouse House won as well for best Canadian play and best production in Eastern Ontario Drama League festivals.

BRENT BAILEY - Musical/Entertainment

Brent Bailey, a professional musician based in Peterborough, mostly known for playing the keyboard and providing vocal accompaniment, both as a solo artist and in bands such as Ronnie Hawkins’ The Hawks, Jericho’s Wall and The Rocket 88s. It is claimed that he can play any rock ’n’ roll song ever made. Jeff Healey, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Band, Kris Kristofferson and Carl Perkins are amongst those he appeared with.

BARBARA MONAHAN - Musical/Entertainment

Barbara Monahan, teacher, singer and musician, notably spearheading the Peterborough Pop Ensemble. She teaches English and music at Kenner Collegiate, her home school, and is the Director of Music at Grace Unite Church. She composed songs and music for the Peterborough Children’s Chorus, the 2011 Pedal for Hope campaign, the 2010 International Dragon Boat Festival, and the 2004 Year of the Veteran amongst others.

TANGLEFOOT - Musical/Entertainment

Tanglefoot, a terrific folk music group, was one of the great sensations of the mid-1970s in Peterborough and area. The group consisted of three elementary school teachers, Tim Rowat, a bilingual Joe Grant and Bob Wagar, who played guitar, fiddle and mandolin and sang tight three part harmony in period dress. They wrote and presented songs they had written about aspects of Canadian history in a style as if they had found folk songs.

JILL AND PETER ADAMS - Community Betterment

Jill and Peter Adams have been a great team working in countless ways to assist people near and far. Jill Adams, a nurse by training, served as president of the Peterborough Theatre Guild and as a long-time chairwoman of the Anson House Auxiliary and as a member of the board for the Five Counties Childrens’ Centre. Peter and Jill have visited Bangladesh, Honduras, India and Uganda on behalf of Sleeping Children around the World. Both are also key volunteers for the Casa de Angelis home.

DAVID EDGERTON - Community Betterment

David Edgerton will always be associated with the long and successful effort to build a Wall of Honour in Peterborough to honour those who served in the military during the two world wars and Korea. This incredible project grew out of his association since 1970 with the Canadian Legion of which he has been an outstanding leader ever since. The Wall of Honour was unveiled in Confederation Square in late 2010, and remains a tribute to all those with local roots who served in three wars.


Doreen Landry, aged 90, and the widow of Pathway of Fame member, Doug Landry, has been an active Peterburian since her youth. She volunteered at Peterborough’s hospital , now call the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, for 52 years. Doreen has been an active volunteer with St. John’s Anglican Church, the Progress Wives Club in the 1970s and the Quota Club in the 1980s and 1990s.

Orillia Calendar June 7

As posted on Simcoe.COM, June 7, 2012.

Legion dance
The Country Boys provide the music at a dance at Warminster Legion on June 8, at 8 p.m. Admission is $6.

Bass Lake garage sale
A charity garage sale, with all proceeds going to Sleeping Children Around the World, will be held June 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1917 Ridley Blvd. in Bass Lake Woodlands.

Country Memories
A dance at Longford Community Centre on June 9 features music by Country Memories. The event starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $5.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New president sings praises of UCW

As posted on the Delhi news website, June 6, 2012.

By Sarah Doktor, Simcoe Reformer

A Fairground woman has been named president of the United Church Women Hamilton Conference.

Phyllis Buchner has started a two-year term as president of the UCW area, which encompasses six presbyteries – Bruce, Erie, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara and Waterloo.

Buchner has been a UCW member for more than 20 years and served as second and first vice president.

She is a member of Cultus United Church and the Fairground UCW.

“I just really feel that the UCW do a lot of good, not only within their units but within the community,” said Buchner. “I admire the work they do. They have a passion for people and a passion for justice.”

The UCW have groups within local churches that work within the church and the community as well as doing outreach work.

The group is organized into 13 regional conferences with 3,196 congregations.

As president of the Hamilton conference, Buchner will be responsible for information sharing. Discussing how the UCW has changed and what the future holds will be key issues addressed during her administration.

Buchner has created a theme for her time as president, “roots and wings”. She explains the group is rooted in the gospels and in the past but have wings to look forward into the future.

“As our members have matured and some members have retired, our numbers have gotten smaller,” said Buchner of her local unit.

“I think we have to do a bit of visioning and planning,” said Buchner. “We’ll be able to concentrate on where our future lies and what our future will look like.”

While the aging membership means the group needs to get creative in their fundraising efforts it doesn’t necessarily mean the group is actively pursuing new members.

“We’re encouraging and supporting the members we have,” said Buchner. On the other hand, “We would absolutely welcome new folks coming in.”

Buchner said she doesn’t know where the group will be in five years.

“I just hope that we can continue to do the outreach we’ve done in the past,” she said.

Locally, UCW groups can donate to whichever projects they feel passionate about. Buchner’s group contributes to projects such as Sleeping Children Around the World, Lions Journey for Sight, Key Bible Clubs as well as local food banks, shelters and camps.

This summer the UCW will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a weeklong conference at Redeemer University College in Ancaster.

More than 400 women are expected to attend the event.

In anticipation of the conference UCW groups across Canada have raised money to go towards a women’s training centre in Tanzania.