Monthly Archives: May 2010

Wilmot Horticultural Society flower show winner

The Wilmot Horticultural Society handed out trophies to top flower arrangers and growers in several categories during their May 10 Flower Show in Haysville.

Here, Marilyn Reist (right) is being presented the WHS Trophy for most points in the Adult Competition, by president, Marian Sloss.


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Thousands flock to Mennonite Relief Sale & Quilt Auction

See this week’s paper for more photos and full story on how the event went including the top selling quilts and the grand total of funds raised.

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W-O celebrates with Barnyard Bash

Waterloo-Oxford’s annual Barnyard Bash gave students a chance to celebrate the imminent arrival of summer.

Friday’s event, which included a mechanical bull ride and sack races, also gave kids an opportunity to let off some steam before exams.

The annual barbecue and activities help raise money for student activities with a portion of this year’s proceeds going to the school’s Relay for Life campaign.

Pictured here are watermelon eating contestants Shannon Jewitt, Jeffrey Drake and Christine Young chewing their way down to the rind. Drake won the contest, but not before spewing a red gusher in front of the cheering crowd.

Ashley Kuiack agreed to get her long locks chopped so that a wig can be made from her hair for a cancer patient. To cap off the noon-hour event, members of Jemmy Jam and the Funky Bunch met the commitment to have their heads shaved. During a Thursday concert, Jem McWhirter, Matt Beauvais, Matt McGrath and Scott Malloch made the promise to lose their hair if the school raised $300. The students doubled that amount. Here Emily Campbell gives McWhirter a cool summer look.

Waterloo-Oxford’s Relay for Life, with a goal to raise $150,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, runs overnight next Friday at the school.

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New Dundee Women’s Institute donates to park project

The New Dundee Women’s Institute recently donated $5 000 to the New Dundee Parks Improvement Project. President Joanne Rush said that the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner was a huge success and she thanks the many members that contributed to it.

The $648,000 project involves construction of two new ball diamonds on land behind the New Dundee Community Centre, and significant upgrades to the existing park.  These include a new children’s playground, a multi-use cement pad, parking area and landscaping.  The ball diamond construction is underway.

Grants from federal and provincial governments and a contribution of $100,000 from Township of Wilmot total $532,000, leaving $116,000 to be raised by the local community   Since this is a Wilmot Township project, the business canvass is involving many of the businesses in  the township.   Fund Raising Chair, Rick  Berry hopes to surpass the $116,000 target so that a few of the ‘extras’ can be included at time of construction.

For more information or to find out how you can assist check the web site

For information please contact Rick Berry, 519-696-2537

Fund Raising Chair, Rick Berry and Wilmot Township Councilor Elliot Fung accept a $5000 cheque from Women’s Institute fundraising representative Linda Stoltz and president Joanne Rush.

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Students stop traffic in downtown New Hamburg with thrilling dance moves

Passersby couldn’t help but stop and stare when about 80 Grade 8 students from Forest Glen Public School took to the streets to show off their traffic-stopping dance moves at the intersection of Peel and Huron streets in New Hamburg Thursday afternoon.

Assisted by the Waterloo Region Police, the students transformed the busy street into a stage, performing the choreography from Michael Jackson’s song Thriller.

The students have been practicing the dance for about three months, which counts as part of the dance component of their English and gym programs.

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Crusader girls out of CWOSSA contention following loss to Bluevale – PHOTOS

The Waterloo-Oxford Crusaders won’t be defending last year’s WCCSSAA championship after they were crushed by the Bluebell Knights Wednesday evening, in a 17-5 loss.

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New Hamburg Independent

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Students compete at Ontario Skills

Waterloo-Oxford student Ryan Brander, facing camera, puts his woodworking skills to use in the cabinet making category at the Ontario Technological Skills competition at RIM park today. Hundreds of students from across the region are competing in the competition in Waterloo this week. The OTSC is a showcase of the opportunities that exist within the skilled trades and technologies. Attended by a staggering 30,000 annually,  this event attracts a lot of attention from the general public, education, politicians and industry.

Chuck Kuepfer photo

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