The Pearl Mist cruise ship and the blooming lilacs both slipped by South Dundas' Duncan Park announcing summer had also quietly started earlier this month. The ship tours the St. Lawrence River and on into the Great Lakes for the summer and fall seasons.


Timothy Christian graduates celebrate . . .

Friday, June 20th - Grade eight graduates from Timothy Christian School in Williamsburg celebrated this evening, starting with a photo-shoot at the Cruickshank Amphitheatre in Morrisburg's Waterfront Park. Siena Dean, Olivia Luimes, Kaylin VandenBroek, Naomi Geertsma, Laura Dentz and Noah Van Dyke then enjoyed a graduation dinner at the Orchard Restaurant in the McItosh Inn, followed by full graduation ceremonies and presentations at Williamsburg's Christian Reformed Church.


Young authors awarded . . .

Friday, June 22nd - Halle Van Bielen and Riley Jansen won writing awards and long-time teacher Mr. MacIntyre's announced retirement drew applause amid tears at the final assembly for St. Mary St. Cecilia Grade 8 graduating students on Friday . . . See more here . . .


Wildcats linebacker Hitsman trades game stradegy with Marshawn Lynch . . .

1) - Ashton Hitsman makes a catch from NFL Los Angeles Rams QB Josh Johnson,

2) - Marshawn Lynch signs Ashton's shirt, 3) - and that all makes a guy smile . . .

 

South Dundas' Ashton Hitsman who attends Grade 6 at Morrisburg Public School recently took his game up a notch when he took part in the Break the Plane all-day football camp staged at the University of Ottawa’s Matt Anthony Field. Eleven year old Ashton plays football with the Cornwall Wildcats organization in both summer house-league and through the fall season with the peewee team. On this day he got to compete with one of the NFL's greatest backfield players in Marshawn Lynch, and a handful of stars including Marcus Peters and Josh Johnson.

        Ashton said football was his favorite activity and he also spends time playing for the school basketball, soccer, volleyball and track and field teams. Congratulations Ashton . . .

                - photos provided by Ashton Hitsman fans . . .


Gymnasts recognized at School Board . . .

Tuesday, June 19th - South Dundas Gymnasts Lauryn Roy (left), and Angelina Polegato received awards from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario for their efforts, dedication and achievements. Angelina realized a highlight in her year when she scored a 1st-overall in international competition in Florida, while Lauryn made it to the provincial championships in London, On. The St Mary-St. Cecilia students are flanked by Board Trustee Karen McAllister, prior to a small reception at the awards night.


As colorful as color can be beautiful . . .

For the love of wisteria . . . We snapped a few photos in Peggy Leroy's garden of some beautiful blooming wisteria, full of hanging bluish-purple blooms. Peggy is of near legend status when it comes to gardening and along with her sister Patty seems capable of producing some of the healthiest specimen's we're ever seen . . .


Morrisburg Public School staff and board recognize and thank volunteers . . .

Monday, June 18th - Morrisburg Public School staff and the Upper Canada District School Board invited volunteers to take part in a heart warming thank you complete with refreshments and snacks this morning at the local school. Always appreciative of help with the wide variety of endeavors the staff came by to individually thank the group and offer good wishes for the summer holiday. In the above photo Tracey McCallum receives a certificate from school principal Kristan Mano on behalf of the board for her 5-years of volunteer work.


Gala was huge success for everyone . . .

Cory & Jo-Ann Houle strike a pose at the Saturday Night Fever Disco Gala Gala . . .

 

Saturday, June 16th - Cory and Jo-Ann Houle seem to sum up the night as they strike a pose at the Saturday Night Fever Disco Gala, held on June 16th at the Winchester Community Centre. 

        “We had a fabulous time,” says Jo-Ann Houle, owner of Cup of Jo’s in Winchester. “The band was absolutely amazing, and we couldn’t sit down because it rolled along one hit after the other! We also loved the dinner from Winchelsea Events. Congratulations on an evening well done!” 

        Thank you to everyone who supported the gala, in support of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH). Guests enjoyed a delicious ‘70s with a twist’ dinner served by Winchelsea Events, great music by Groovy Little Orchestra, 70s games, contests, a photo booth, both live and silent auctions and many more surprises. MCs Chelsea Lacroix and Andreas Pandikiu from Fresh Radio 104.5 kept the evening moving along and auctioneer Chad Simmons delighted the crowd with a fun Eat First auction followed by a successful live auction. 

        “We can’t thank our local communities enough for their support,” notes Cindy Peters, Event Manager, “Everyone made a difference – our sponsors, our volunteers, all those who donated auction items and everyone who attended the event. A special thank you to our honorary chairs Tom and Jan Clapp.” 

        More than 200 people attended the gala and the final tally is still being calculated. Funds raised will support the Foundation’s Family Care Fund, supporting care for families just like yours. 


Antique crowds are down . . .

Sunday, June 17th - Morrisburg's annual Antiquefest drew small but attentive crowds to the arena over Saturday and Sunday. Many were seeking bargains in a market that has thinned over the past several years. 

        "It was steady enough to keep us busy," said sponsoring Chamber of Commerce Chief Administrator Geraldine Fitzsimmons, "The market remains alive and interesting."


Barb Rabideau's grandest Bluegrass yet . . .

Friday, June 15th - South Dundas' own Mackenzie Whyte sang national anthems from both sides of the border and Mayor Evonne Delegarde officially welcomed and opened Barb Rabideau's largest and grandest Blue Grass Festival to date. The annual show at the Iroquois Lock Park is the largest annual event in South Dundas in attendance with more than 200 motorized units camping on the grounds and a huge drive-in following. The setting couldn't be more perfect. The event goes all day Saturday and continues on Sunday with a gospel hour included. New this year is a food truck featuring award winning poutine enjoyed by many like the two above . . . 


St. Mary's stages Spring Concert  . . .

Friday, June 15th - The St. Mary St. Cecilia Spring Concert was exception. And we've posted more than 100 photos. Have a look here . . .


Iroquois hosts area schools at meet . . .

Wednesday, June 13th - Area public schools senior athletes gathered at Seaway District High School in Iroquois for the annual track and field games today, and athletes from the host Iroquois Public School did their best, as in the above photo, to make a strong presence. And we've posted 75 photos of the event here . . .


Olympic Torch Run kicks off here . . .

Members of the OPP, Special Olympic Olympians, dignitaries and Grade 6 students from Morrisburg Public School got together Tuesday morning for a fundraiser . . . more here . . .



60th Anniversary of flood marked . . .

Photo by Morrisburg's Rev. Smith was taken prior to the flooding of the river . . .

 

Sunday, July 1st - A blast on July 1, 1958 in Cornwall changed the face of the St. Lawrence River forever and a special event is planned for Iroquois to mark the 60th anniversary.

        Organized by the Iroquois Waterfront Committee, the event . . . see more here . . .



 Join our 40th Anniversary Strawberry Social  . . .

2018 marks the 40th Anniversary of Dundas Manor and we’ve been celebrating all year long! 

The big event is our Strawberry Social on Sunday, June 24th. We have a wonderful afternoon planned. The entertainment line-up includes The Boland Family and Johnny Vegas. We are looking forward to seeing all our Manor family and community members. 

Please stop by and join us! Please RSVP to Nancy Losey at 613-774-2293 or nancy.losey@dundasmanor.ca. 










Playhouse calendar 2018 . . .

    The Upper Canada Playhouse calendar of entertainment is open!

     "It's one of our favorite events of the year," chuckled Theatre Manager Donnie Bowes, "The fans are our best indicator that we are doing as our audience wishes and it's very nice to see."

For a full lineup of this year's shows click here . . .



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