Congratulations MP Eric Duncan, SD&SG . . .

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Our sincere congratulations to winning federal Conservative candidate and now MP, Eric Duncan, on his huge victory at the polls across our riding. A true winner all the way around . . .

Seasonal colors in South Dundas . . .

The promotion gurus, particularly in Eastern Canada, advertise extensively around the colorful fall season every year. It seems a given for a low cost draw, and here in and around South Dundas, we have some of the finest examples of fall color displays on the planet . . . See our collection here . . . 

Dundas Manor celebrates volunteers . . .

 Monday, Oct. 21st - We are blessed with amazing volunteers! 

        Muriel Milne doesn’t like to sit still. After running a successful fabric store for 20 years, she turned to volunteering as a way to give back to her community. She does it all - from knitting toques for the snowsuit fund, to helping out at her church, to teaching adults to read and write. That’s when she’s not bowling or playing bridge or euchre of course! 

        “I’ve been very fortunate to have had good health and I get much more out of it than I give,” says Muriel. 

Volunteers celebrated at Dundas Manor Appreciation Night
Volunteers celebrated at Dundas Manor Appreciation Night


        Muriel is also one of 65 volunteers at Dundas Manor who were recently recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation event at the Old Town Hall. The event included presentations, refreshments and a fun trivia game. Volunteers received a gift card in recognition of their important work. 

Muriel says she gets a lot of joy from volunteering at Dundas Manor. At least twice a week, she stops by around 11:30 to help take residents to the dining room and feed them. Her late husband called Dundas Manor for more than two years.

        “The residents are getting wonderful care and I have a lot of respect for everyone who works there,” Muriel says. “If I can make someone’s day, that’s great. I’m happy to sit and chat with a resident for a few minutes.” 

        “Our home is known for our creative and varied Activity/Recreation programs. We couldn’t do what we do without the assistance of our dedicated volunteers. We are blessed. It is as simple as that,” adds Jennifer Hill, Activity Programs and Services Director. 

Acknowledging 10 years - South Mountain . . .

SD&SG's new MP, Eric Duncan takes time out of his busy campaign schedule to attend the 10 year celebrations at South Mountain Library . . .


Monday, Oct. 21st - There was a lot to celebrate last Thursday, as over 55 individuals came out to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the SDG Library’s South Mountain Branch at its current location (10543 Main St.).

        The festivities were marked with a wine and cheese event that included a trivia board, memorial slideshow and a commemorative sketch of the building.

        “The event brought together a variety of people with a connection to the branch – patrons, Friends of the Library, former staff and current staff.” said Susan Wallwork, Communications & Marketing Librarian. “The celebration allowed people to reminisce about the history of the branch, in this location as well as previous locations, and also to think about the future of the branch.”

        The anniversary celebration coincides with Canadian Library Month, a time dedicated to honouring libraries and the value they bring to our communities.

        The SDG Library continues to celebrate Canadian Library Month with a number of activities and Open Houses. For more information, please visit or contact Susan Wallwork, Communications & Marketing Librarian at or 613-936-8777 ext. 226.

Ball hockey - $4,000 for Easter Seals . . .

Saturday, Oct. 20th - South Dundas is widely known as a generous and supporting community. And the generosity includes our many, many supportive young people. On Saturday afternoon, under the direction of Brian and Tracy Shaver, floor hockey teams gathered in Williamsburg for the Annual Ball Hockey for Easter Seals Tournament, and after all was said and done the the recipient organization is $4,000 richer.

        Griffin Patterson’s team held on to their title for another year with a well played 4-2 w over the South Dundas Midget Lions. Jason Rooney also repeated as the Top Pledge getter. Jason raised more than $600!!

        Congratulations to all concerned, and especially to our younger generation for picking up the torch.

South Dundas Midget B House Lons netminder Brendan Shaver turns away this Kemptville scoring attempt on Friday evening at Morrisburg Arena. See more photos and notes here . . .


Bordeaux's Cathedrale St-Andre . . .

We snapped this photograph through a hole in an iron gate inside Cathedrale St-Andre in Bordeaux, France.  The cathedral was built in the mid 1400's and over the years has been witness to a number of royal weddings and funerals. Two gentlemen were setting sound for a show that was on the agenda later on this particular evening. We've posted an opening round of photographs and notes on our recent road-trip through the Bordeaux area, all which can be read and view here . . . 

Local government week . . .

Explaining the role of school trustees . . .

Student Trustee Colten Kelford, standing, says trustees are the voices of the people about educational issues . . .
Student Trustee Colten Kelford, standing, says trustees are the voices of the people about educational issues . . .

Friday, Oct. 18th - The Upper Canada District School Board is recognizing Local Government Week this week, held annually to increase youth and public awareness about the role local government plays in various areas of life. School board trustees are an excellent example of local government as these politicians play a vital role in providing residents a voice to improve their schools and their communities. 

        School Board Trustees are elected through the municipal election process. Each school board also has student trustee representatives that are elected by their Student Senate peers. School board trustees are elected for a four-year term and each student trustee serves for a one-year term. 

        “Trustees are the voices of the people about educational issues,” explains UCDSB Student Trustee Colten Kelford. “They bring forward residents’ concerns about issues such as programs, attendance rates, and busing. Anything to do with the school board. You have one person dedicated to bringing your concerns to the Board about the causes you’re passionate about.” 

        School board trustees (including student trustees) advocate for quality education, set school board policy on everything from safe schools to student dress codes and oversee the main budget. Trustees also relay news about important decisions regarding education and happenings in their respective areas. 

        School board trustees and student trustees are the key connection between the school board, students and the trustee table. 

        “My mission is to promote public education and instill public confidence by working collaboratively with schools, school councils and municipalities. We work together to come up with new ideas and help improve policies that impact students and staff within their schools. We are always looking to improve ways we can deliver curriculum to our students,” says John McAllister, Chair of the Upper Canada District School Board. 

Community Breakfast set for Oct. 30th . . .

Sunday, Oct. 13th -  South Dundas' Mayor, Steven Byvelds, and Council are  hosting the 2019 South Dundas Council Community Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 30th at the Morrisburg Legion from 7:00 am to 9:00 am.

        This year’s guest speaker will be Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO of St. Lawrence College. Vollebregt joined St. Lawrence College in 2013 bringing with him a focus and commitment to student success, academic excellence and leadership in the St. Lawrence College communities.

        During the morning event, Council will host the presentation of the Inaugural South Dundas Awards of Excellence that will recognize individuals and businesses who contribute to the growth and success of South Dundas. The annual breakfast meeting is organized to bring together the business community, residents and Council to increase engagement for the betterment of South Dundas residents and stakeholders.

        Open to the public and local businesses, the event is free to attend, and donations to the local food bank will be accepted. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 24th through the Eventbrite link at   Limited seating is available. 

The colors of fall as the John D. Leitch cruise by South Dundas on an overcast day. Always loved the style of this laker, somewhat removed when the owners added the self-unloading mechanics. We have another photo of this ship taken several years ago, one of our favorites, of her heading into the sunset just east of Loyalist Park.





2245 Simms St., Mountain ON K0E 1S0



Food Bank Hours

Monday: 9 am to 12 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 12 pm & 1 - 4 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm & 1 - 4 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 12 pm & 1 - 8 pm

Friday: 9am - 12 pm

Store Hours

Monday: 9 am - 4 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 4 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 4 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 8 pm

Friday: 9 am - 4 pm

Saturday: 9 am - 3 pm

Advocacy Centre Hours

Tuesdays from 1 - 4 p


Executive Director:

Cathy Ashby at

Client Services Manager:

Kim Merkley at

Linking Hands Coordinator:

Sandy Casselman at


CRA Tax Program Coordinator: Ralph Pulfer at



34 Ottawa Street,

Morrisburg, ON



First & Third Tuesdays

of Month - 7:00 PM





24 Hour Support







Healthy Hot Dinners


Weekend Take-homes


President - Graham Houze

1st Vice - Larry Empey

2nd Vice - Robert Houze

Secretary - Elsie Guindon

Tel.: 613-543-3091 


Every Thursday Evening

in Fraser Hall



Monday Evenings



Tuesday evenings



Tuesday afternoons



Wednesday afternoons



John Toonders - 613-535-1589

Dave Wells - 613-551-0848

President - Darlene Riddell

1st Vice - Vicki Tetley

2nd Vice - Wendy Carkner

3rd Vice - Doug Kirker 

Tel.: 613-652-4516 



Every other Thursday

7:30 p.m.



Friday evenings - 7:30 p.m.






Every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.




available at

Mustard's Variety and the

Canadian Legion - Branch 370




President - Lion Randy Prevost

Secretary - Lion Cheryl Tynsky

Web Master - Lion Viviane Martin


2nd Thursday each month


4th Thursday each month

George Jowett Memorial Centre

13137 Riverside Drive, Riverside, ON

Contact: Morrisburg & District Lions Club

Box 1166, Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 1X0



available at

Ultramar, Cook's Corner, Morrisburg Arena, and the Morrisburg Curling Club

Draw takes place at the Morrisburg Curling Club

Every Friday Evening!






President - Evonne Delegarde

Secretary - Barry Fawcett


Club Administrator

Rick Mackenzie


2nd & 4th Monday each month

Iroquois Civic Centre

Contact: Iroquois-Matilda Lions

Box 33, Iroquois, Ontario. K0E 1K0

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