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Today's date: Sunday October 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 42
   
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Centre Wellington loves culture

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Recently, Centre Wellington joined communities across Canada to celebrate Culture Days, a national movement created to recognize the enormous contribution of Culture to healthy vibrant communities.

Free massage therapy clinics in Belwood

BELWOOD - Free monthly massage therapy clinics are coming to Belwood.

Anniversary celebration

Anniversary celebration

Mission Thrift Store Fergus has served the community for five years while raising money for missions across the world. The store will be celebrating its fifth anniversary by providing a week of sales, starting with 50 per cent off the entire store on Nov. 6, exactly five years after it opened.

Gartshore Street project $100,000 over budget

ELORA - Using estimates based on preliminary versus final designs is one of the reasons offered by Centre Wellington officials to explain the latest in a series of cost overruns for construction projects. Work to bring that section of road up to urban design standards includes replacing ditches with curbs, gutters and storm sewers.

Got a request?

Got a request?

Pumpkin patch performance - Bruce Welton of Belwood has decorated his deck in Maple Leaf Acres for Halloween this year in a fun, musical way. Welton stared in 2013 with The Beatles and transitioned to KISS last year.

Crafts  on  display

Crafts on display

A craft sale and market was held at the Elora Community Centre on Oct. 14. A portion of the proceeds went to the Ontario Lyme Disease Association.

Indoor market

Indoor market

The Elora Farmers Market moved indoors to the Paddock Building at the Grand River Raceway on Oct. 14 to provide a more sheltered showcase for local fruits and vegetable vendors.

Food drive

Food drive

On Oct. 12, students of Centre Wellington District High School donated over 1,500 pounds of food to the Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger Campaign. Twenty-five students of the Interdisciplinary Studies and student council organized the food drive promoting awareness at the high school.

Poker walk

Poker walk

About 40 area residents took part in the Sept. 25 poker walk at the Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus. The walk was part of the build up to National Seniors Day on Oct. 1.

National champs

National champs

The Centre Wellington Wolves men’s field lacrosse team defeated the Whalley Ballers from British Columbia by a score of 10-9 to win the 2017 Ross Cup on Oct. 9. Submitted photo

AA tourney champs

AA tourney champs

The Centre Wellington Fusion Minor Atom A team travelled to the Halton Hills Best of the Best AA tournament over Thanksgiving weekend.

End of season

End of season

Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Club had a successful season playing in the Elora Curling Club. The club will start up again in May and are welcoming new members.

Highland rugby

Highland rugby

On Sept. 24, the Fergus Highland U16 Boys won the playoff round at the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation Sevens Tournament at Sunnybrook Park in Toronto. The U16s finished fifth at the Q-Meta Cup in Brantford on Oct. 15.

Grand Magician

Grand Magician

It’s not very often that a magician and illusionist comes to the Fergus Grand Theatre, let alone one from the local area. Ryan Joyce came to Fergus on Oct. 14 for show to aid the Fergus Lions Club in its quest to donate $40,000 towards the new Groves hospital.

Wordsmiths head to Elora

ELORA - riters, readers, storytellers and poets will gather at the Elora Centre for the Arts on Oct. 26 for an evening dedicated to the power of words.

Halloween fun at museum

Halloween fun at museum

Halloween came early for about 75 children and parents at the Wellington County Museum on Oct. 15. Children participated in crafts, scarecrow making and more.

Bagged leaf pickup begins Nov. 6 in Centre Wellington

CENTRE WELLINGTON - “Leaf” it to staff to pick up bagged leaves beginning Nov. 6 as part of the annual bagged leaf collection program in Centre Wellington.

Anniversary planting

Anniversary planting

The Fergus and District Horticultural Society is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year. To commemorate that anniversary and Canada’s 150th, a new tree was planted by the group in the Terry Fox Park across from FreshCo in Fergus on Oct. 10.

Elora Women’s Film Society presents works of local filmmaker

ELORA - The Elora Women’s Film Society will present two works of local filmmaker Alberta Nye on Oct. 29.

Mayor Kelly Linton to adopt Fergus blood donor clinic

FERGUS - Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available to hospital patients in need.

Race for Haiti

Race for Haiti

Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott prepares to sound the horn to begin the 15th annual Race for the Children of Haiti behind St. Andrew’s Church in Fergus on Oct. 14. The 5km run/walk raises funds to assist four Haitian schools in the education and feeding of more than 1,000 students from junior kindergarten to Grade 6.

Handmade Market returns Oct. 29

ELORA - The Elora Handmade Market is returning for a second fall show on Oct. 29.

Proclamation planned for Fergus, Elora

FERGUS - The Centre Wellington branch of the Canadian Bible Society is hosting a three-day proclamation in Fergus and Elora from Oct. 27 to 29.

Random Act of Kindness Day in Centre Wellington Nov. 3

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Centre Wellington Community Foundation (CWCF) has taken a lead role in initiating Random Act of Kindness Day in Centre Wellington. This year, the event will be recognized on Nov. 3.

Drinking and driving

FERGUS - On Oct. 13 at about 6:10pm Wellington County OPP was dispatched to a complaint about the possibility of an impaired driver on Tower Street here.

Another vehicle theft

FERGUS - On the morning of Oct. 9 Wellington County OPP received a report that someone stole a brown 2005 Pontiac minivan (Ontario plate BZDA548) from a residence on Woodside Street here.
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