Friday, Dec. 6th – Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Chair John McAllister was acclaimed to the role for another year on Wednesday, Dec. 4th at the Board of Trustee’s annual organizational meeting. Trustee William MacPhersonwas acclaimed as Vice-Chair for a second consecutive year. Both trustees are long-serving members of the Board. Chair McAllister was first elected in 2010 and is serving his third consecutive term. He is a retired teacher and former municipal councillor. Trustee MacPherson was first elected as a trustee in 2000 and is serving his sixth term.
“I remain motivated to promote public education and to instill public confidence in the school board," Chair McAllister said in thanking his fellow trustees for their continuing support, adding, "The focus of the board will continue to be the success of students and we will work to uplift and support them in their dreams and aspirations.”
Some merry Santa followers dressed specifically to meet Santa and Ms. Claus on Thursday evening at the Iroquois Legion's Annual Christmas Party and were happy to greet the jolly old fellow long enough to pose for a photo. The event, sponsored by the Iroquois Matilda Lions, the Iroquois Fire and Emergency Services, the Iroquois Branch of the Royal Bank, River Rat Treasures, the Iroquois Legion and the Iroquois and District Business Group, opened at 5:30 p.m. and remained filled with Santa followers through 8:00 p.m. The Iroquois Public School takes part in the event as a fund-raiser, providing chili, hot dogs and drinks and cookies to the supper time crowd. Youngsters and their families are invited to take part in a coloring contest, face painting, arts & crafts, letters for Santa and a wagon ride to view the Christmas lights around the village.
Wednesday, Dec. 4th – Mr. Todd Lalonde, Trustee for City of Cornwall and Glengarry County, has been acclaimed to the position of Chair for the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario at the Annual Board Meeting held on December 3, 2019. It is the fourth term as Chair for Mr. Lalonde, who is entering his fourteenth year as a Catholic school board trustee.
“First and foremost I want to thank the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to serve another year as Chair of the Board." Chair Lalonde addressed trustees, senior administration, and guests, "I am humbled to be able to work alongside such a great group of people, as trustees and as friends. It is always such a pleasure to hear the wonderful things being said about our Board across the province - it is a sincere compliment to all school staff, as well as administration, for the exceptional work that they do. I look forward to continuing in my role as Chair and am grateful for this opportunity.”
City of Cornwall and Glengarry County Trustee Ron Eamer was also acclaimed during the annual meeting to the position of Vice-Chair of the Board. Mr. Eamer has served as CDSBEO trustee since 1981, serving terms both as Chair and Vice-Chair. The meeting was the 39th annual meeting attended by Trustee Eamer.
“I would like to thank all of the Board employees at every level of this organization for their service – they are what make us so special. We are undoubtedly an amazing Board as measured against others across the province, and I am proud to be here to serve in any way I can.”
"Both Mr. Lalonde and Mr. Eamer have demonstrated their commitment to the Catholic education, Director of Education John Cameron said while congratulating Mr. Lalonde and Mr. Eamer, "Their leadership and guidance is pivotal to our Board’s success."
Chair Lalonde also thanked Archbishop Terrence Prendergast for being part of the celebration, and for working in close partnership with the CDSBEO. Archbishop Prendergast presided at mass to begin the evening.
The 2018-2022 CDSBEO Trustee, Dundas and Stormont Counties is Karen McAllister.
Sunday, Dec. 1st - The South Dundas Atom B House Lions are at the top of the Upper Canada Minor Hockey League standings, and they already have two Gold Medal Tournament wins under their 2019-20 belts . . .
The latest Commitment Award recipients are (l-r): Penny Craig and Karen Koekkoek (representing the Dialysis team); Volunteer Bev Beck and Family Physician Dr. Elvira Halili . . .
Monday, Dec. 3rd - The latest Commitment Award recipients live and breathe ‘One Team’. A big part of volunteer Bev Beck’s heart is here at Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
Family physician Dr. Elvira Halili teaches medical students and residents, transferring her knowledge every day.
And the WDMH Dialysis team cares for each patient with compassion.
These people understand the value of working together and are committed to making WDMH a better place for staff, physicians, volunteers, students – and our patients.
Congratulations on the presentation of our Commitment Awards.
As Chair of the Auxiliary’s Fundraising Committee, Bev Beck has hosted two sold-out fashion shows and has helped to organize 50/50 draws, the annual bazaar and the quilt raffle. She is also a buyer for the Gift Shoppe and sits on the Auxiliary’s Board of Directors.
“Bev has helped to raise a lot of money for much-needed equipment,” note her nominators.
Family Physician Dr. Elvira Halili is committed to learners at WDMH, serving as a preceptor and giving much of her time and expertise. She collaborates with both medical and nursing teams, as well as with learners, to ensure patient care.
“The WDMH medical teaching program would not be as robust as it is without the dedication of Dr. Halili,” her colleagues say.
The Dialysis team at WDMDH is known for compassionate care, that exemplifies ‘one team’. In addition to WDMH patients, they also have a close working relationship with Dundas Manor. They supported a resident who passed away recently, providing innovative solutions to help him manage his condition and to allow him to stay in Winchester.
“Because he benefitted from such compassionate care, the resident was able to spend the remainder of his life in his home, at peace, and according to his wishes,” sum up the nominators.
The Commitment Awards shine a light on individuals or teams that demonstrate the values that result in compassionate excellence. Congratulations to all the nominees.
That old adage about "support grows more support . . ." couldn't be more correct than it shows in South Dundas. The Minor Hockey Association in our community decided to join Hockey Eastern Ontario this year in raising funds and awareness for cancer research. Each of the active players were asked to bring a toonie to Photo Day this past Saturday and organizers say they will be making a donation as soon as all of the funds are added up. And it's those kinds of gestures that continue to find sponsors for the organization, including recent financial and uniform support from the Morrisburg Legion, ScotiaBank, the Morrisburg Lions, the Morrisburg Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Morrisburg Leo's. The organization will be investing in a second set of team jerseys for next season, and goal equipment and goaltender development programs for the IP, Novice and Atom levels.
Monday, Dec. 2nd - The Ontario government is helping make Cornwall open for business and open for jobs by investing in the province’s manufacturing sector.
Today, Jim McDonell, Member of Provincial Parliament for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, announced that Ontario is investing more than $138,948 from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund to support Olsonfab Metal Fabrication Ltd., which is improving its new 52,000 square foot facility. This will support optimal production flow and investing in new cranes.
The project will help increase productivity, introduce new products, including pressure vessels and tanks, and respond to additional demand for its current and new markets. The project will create 10 new jobs and retain 24 jobs, and is expected to be completed by September 2021.
“Ontario’s government is committed to the success of our regions,” said MPP McDonell, adding, “Through investments like these, we’re creating an environment where businesses in every corner of our province can focus on what they do best — developing great products and services and building successful companies. It’s great to see Olsonfab invest in Cornwall, while creating jobs and strengthening the regional economy.”
“We are proud to say that Olsonfab has seen major growth within the last few years which has led us to expanding to a second facility,” said Michael Ladouceur, President of Olsonfab. “We pride ourselves on being an innovative turn-key shop where we can meet all our clients’ needs without having to outsource, or sacrifice quality, time and budget. Our new facility will allow for better productivity, larger projects, new clients, and so much more! With the two facilities up and running, we are very excited for what the future has in store for our team at Olsonfab.”
South Dundas Peewee B House Lions goalie Rowan McCooeye and Jordan Elliott race to defend against a Brockville Braves forward on Saturday at Morrisburg. See game report and photos here . . .
Saturday, Nov. 30th - The Matilda Hall was jam-packed on this afternoon when South Dundas Lions' Clubs (Morrisburg & Iroquois-Matilda) hosted a Christmas celebration for area seniors, an event the two clubs have been staging for many years. Club members were on hand to set-up, serve, sing-along and celebrate with some 250 senior residents who cheered loudly when Santa and a number of his helpers (above) took part in the afternoon. The program included music, Wayne Domanko's Just For Laughs Comedy routine, lunch and refreshments and more. - See all the photos by clicking here . . .
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Tuesday, Nov 12th - Playhouse audiences can expect a very special and entertaining gift for Christmas 2019 - an all new Norm Foster comedy written especially for the Yuletide Season. Ethan Claymore’s Christmas is filled with all those things that make for a wonderful theatre experience - an engaging story, unforgettable characters and tons of humour and heart. And since it’s the holiday season, the laughs and magic will be a plenty! Foster has recently remarked that Christmas is his favourite time of the year. So Canada’s favourite playwright has conceived a show that will spread cheer, laughter and intrigue from Thursday, November 28th through Sunday, December 15th. See more by clicking here . . .
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