These youngsters were picking up garbage on their walk home from Victoria Terrace Public School recently along Gibbons Drive in Fergus. From left are: Noah Wright with his cousins Travis Courtney and Wyatt Sealey. Submitted photo
Fergus’ John Scott received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada in recognition of 27 years of research and advocacy on Lyme disease and tick populations in Canada.
FERGUS - “I think a lot of people think that they don’t have time to volunteer until they try something,” said Melina Gillies, a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Fergus. Gillies will be recognized at the Wellington Catholic District School Board’s Staff Volunteer Recognition Night at the River Run Centre on May 8. Nominated volunteers from each school in the board will also be recognized.
The Guelph and District Association of Realtors recently presented Fergus realtor Lisa Bloor with the John Clark Senior Volunteer Award, given to a member of the association who volunteers his/her time to do community work, as well as working within the association.
ELORA - Bruce McLeish is Centre Wellington’s newest Citizen of the Year. Nomination supporter John Wheatley wrote “Bruce has contributed significantly to the heart and soul of the Fergus-Elora Rotary Club, and ... has therefore made an outstanding contribution to this community.”
FERGUS - A Fergus grandmother and granddaughter have found a unique way to spend time together while also giving back to their community: they’re a volunteer team.
GUELPH - Portrait and performance painter Meredith Blackmore, of Fergus, has been selected as the artist for the Celebrating 150 Years of Volunteerism, a mural project that celebrates Canada’s 150th and Guelph and Wellington County’s spirit of volunteerism.
People gathered at the Awareness Yoga Studio on the bank of the Grand River in Elora on April 9 to experience the magic of a “Peruvian water despatcho.”
CENTRE WELLINGTON - From Feb 5 to 7, a group of 22 keen, engaged and dedicated businesses participated in an experiential tourism workshop which included the brainstorming of unique and exciting experience possibilities that promote Elora and Fergus, heritage town charm, arts, culture and nature-based assets.
The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce offers congratulations to this year’s nominees for the 17th Annual Awards of Excellence.
FERGUS - The Victoria Park Seniors Centre here was packed for Centre Wellington’s spring town hall meeting on April 12 as Mayor Kelly Linton talked to the audience about the township setting priorities and taking action.
Hippity Hop - Downtown Fergus businesses were decked out for spring and the Easter Bunny was stationed downtown for the Fergus BIA’s annual Hippity Hop event.
ELORA - Centre Wellington councillors are moving to protect a pre-Confederation stone school house in Belwood from demolition.
Community play - Are We There Yet?, a story about Moses and the exodus, by Tom Long and Allan Pote will be performed on April 28 and 29 at St. John’s United Church in Belwood. Deb Stanson, well known to the area as a director for Elora Community Theatre, has volunteered to direct this production, ably assisted by Laura Hunter.
ABOYNE - In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Connections Fibre Artists have chosen over 40 “artefacts” from the Wellington County Museum’s collection as a source of inspiration for their contemporary fibre art creations.
FERGUS - Elora Community Theatre (ECT) is presenting the family classic Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll as its final presentation of the 2016/2017 season at the Fergus Grand Theatre.
FERGUS - The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life returns to Fergus on May 12 at the Centre Wellington District High School.
PILKINGTON - On April 12 at about 3:40pm, a Wellington County OPP officer was monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 18 near the 3rd Line here.
CENTRE WELLINGTON - Police are looking for clues after several residential break-ins recently in Elora.
An Orangeville man has been charged after a Fergus woman came home last weekend to find an unknown man in her house.
FERGUS - Two teenagers are facing theft and mischief charges after tricycles were stolen from a local school and thrown into the Grand River.
Brush with a bunny - Rain didn’t dampen the spirit of those who attended the Elora Co-op Pre-School Egg Hunt at Bissell Park on April 15. The Easter Bunny passed out toothbrushes to youngsters following the hunt.
Katherine Scala of Happy Art Face Painting gives Shaymus Cloakey of Guelph a new look during the Elora Co-op Pre-School Egg Hunt at Bissell Park on April 15.
FERGUS - Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington is hosting its 8th annual community mulch sale in Fergus. The sale will take place on May 6 from 8am to noon at the Centre Wellington sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Avenue East in Fergus. Bags of mulch are $6 and all proceeds go to Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington.
ELORA - A dress drive is being held at here at Knox Presbyterian Church on May 10 and 17 from 5:30 to 9pm.
BELWOOD - Everything is set for season three of the Grand River Conservation Authority Osprey Cam, expected to begin sometime in mid-April when the ospreys return.
FERGUS - It’s a chance for former classmates to celebrate great memories and great times at the 40th reunion for Fergus High School / CWDHS Class of ‘77.
ELORA - After the success of the first Elora Handmade Market last October, Mandy Morrison of reFind Salvage in Elora is bringing back the market for a spring show.
Thirteen members of the Superstars Baton Club competed in Bowmanville on April 1 and 2 at the CNBTA Regional Championships.
Toronto Rock defender Bill Hostrawser, of Belwood, was recognized with the Les Bartley Award on April 14 prior to the Rock’s final home game of the 2016-17 season.
Abigail McDonald of Elora competed at the Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, BC from April 6 to 9 with the top swimmers in Canada competing for spots on the World Championships and Junior World Championships Team.
After finishing first in the regular season and topping it off with playoff gold medals, the Centre Wellington Novice Local League team 13 (blue) finished second at the New Hamburg tournament on April 1 and 2.
The curling season is over at the Fergus Curling Club for the winter season. The very last bonspiel, the Bill Taylor Memorial Bonspiel, was hosted by the Taylor family and in particularly Chris Taylor in memory of her late husband.
Junior squash players Ravi Seth (currently studying at University of Waterloo) and Keira and Emina Hickox represented Elora Racquets at the Ontario Junior Open held at The Club at White Oaks March 31 to April 1. Keira, left, won her age group of Girls U-11. Emina, right, finished within a respectable 9-12 position in the Girls U-13, while Seth secured fourth place in the Boys U-19. Seth will be heading to Vancouver later in April to compete in the Canadian Junior Nationals. Submitted photo