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Archive for September, 2015

Easy-Butternut-Squash-Soup


The North Marysburgh Recreation Committee is making Butternut Squash Soup this week with 40 lbs of squash along with onions and carrots donated by Hagerman’s farms. Thanks to Peter, Paul and Marlene and all the staff at Hagerman’s Farm. Also going into the soup will be apples from Tom and Dee Evans Orchard in South Bay. Thank you Tom and Dee and thanks to Slow Food in the County for coordinating the apple picking with a special thank you to Renata Claudi and Jenna Empey the event organizers.
The soup will be given out fresh on Friday at the Picton Food Bank. Any remaining balance will be frozen and distributed by both the Picton and Wellington Food Banks.
THANK YOU NORTH MARYSBURGH RECREATION COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS!
Keep posted for other upcoming cooking workshops where we will be looking for volunteers. For more info or to be put on our contact list email foodtosharepec@gmail.com http://www.foodtoshare.ca

DATES TO COME SOON FOR COOKING WORKSHOPS LED BY THE ATHOL RECREATION COMMITTEE IN CHERRY VALLEY!!! STAY TUNED TO THE ATHOL BLOG FOR DETAILS!

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FOOD to SHARE

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The Athol Recreation Centre Committee will be participating this fall in the FOOD to SHARE initiative started by our Chair, Glen Wallis.

Food to Share was begun this year, 2015, with an Awesome PEC grant of $1,000. The initiative attempts to bring attention to the fact that Prince Edward County ranks second for food insecurity in Ontario.

The concept is simple, take the bounty that is grown in what used to be the canning capital of Canada and produce prepared food that can be distributed through the food banks and other groups. The fresh produce would come from individuals who have gardens, farmers who have pledged to grow for the cause and local farms stands that have to much of a particular vegetable. The new Fresh for All initiative, which encourages people to grow an additional rows of vegetables for food banks and similar groups, would be a source of some additional food as well.

The fresh food would be collected for the cooking days that would be held at the different ward recreation hall kitchens and Church kitchens throughout the County. Some food would be received before the cooking days and would be cleaned, prepared and frozen for use on the cooking days. Volunteers would be used to collect the food used and take it to the central walk in freezer facility.

Ideally the majority of the food would be grown for harvest to coincide with the preparation days. Preparation days would be staggered between different venues so that the public would be able to choose a day to participate from a long list of dates.

Food to Share is looking for as many donations and as much sponsorship as possible. These include printing services, greenhouses to provide seedlings, seed suppliers, growers and farm stand owners, walk in freezer space, web designers, and restaurants and cafés willing to donate storage containers and provide recipes and food science knowledge.

Would you like to help? We need people to help grow, collect and cook the food we will be producing. Contact  Glen for more information at foodtosharepec@gmail.com.

http://www.foodtoshare.ca

Note:   This Thursday September 17th we are looking for volunteers to help pick tomatoes in Ameliasburgh.  Can you help?  Contact Glen directly at the email address above.

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Starting this Thursday, Sept. 10th,
Carrie is back with her yoga class.
 This 5 week session  will go to and including Oct. 8th. The following session will be from October 15th to November 5th.
5:30 pm -6:45
Mats supplied or bring your own.
$5 per session.

 

 

 

 

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A note from Carrie:

Yoga is an exploration of self and I encourage my students to turn their attention inward to understand what is real for them in each moment.  I started practicing yoga in 1995 with the news of my first pregnancy. Looking for something that would stretch & strengthen my newly forming body, relax my mind and ease the anxiety of childbirth; yoga was the perfect fit.  Many years later, as a hatha yoga instructor, my vision is to create an open and safe environment in which new and experienced students can comfortably practice.
Students will learn to establish a rhythm using breath and movement while becoming aware of their bodies and creating stillness within their minds. Connecting with their inner messenger and learning how to nurture themselves.   Carrie

For more information on Carrie and her yoga practice go to www.lightlaughlove.com

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Important Meeting!

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HAVE YOUR SAY REGARDING SIZE OF COUNCIL REVIEW AND PROPOSED ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES

Public Consultation Sessions are being held in each County Ward to provide an opportunity for members of the public to provide comments regarding the four options being considered by Council as related to Size of Council and proposed Electoral Ward boundaries for the County of Prince Edward.

The residents of Athol will have their opportunity to speak at the ATHOL TOWN HALL this coming WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 from 7 pm until 9 pm.

If you are unable to attend you can complete a hard copy survey,available until Sept. 30 at any library, Shire Hall or the Edward Bldg.

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Athol Recreation Volunteer Bonnie Robson and her grandson Jule pose for the cheering spectators!

Last Sunday at the Caddy Shack mini-golf course in Athol over 70 children and adults from the County enjoyed a wonderful day of mini-golf sponsored by the swell gang at the Athol Recreation Committee.  Kids played for just a Toonie and adults for $7.

Event organizer Glen Wallis,  Chair of the Athol Recreation Centres hopes it will become an annual, all ages event.

Fun was had by all who attended.  Winners of the Raffle prizes are as follows:

Greer Blakely Haennel won the 4 Regent Theatre movie tickets

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James Parks won the $25 gift certificate to Giant Tiger.

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Thanks to all the staff at Caddy Shack for all their help in making the day a super event and to our poster maker Janet Davies and all those on the Committee that helped to spread the word.

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The Athol Recreation Committee is pleased to announce that the Phil Dodd Memorial Award this year goes to long time volunteer and resident Donna Kaye in recognition of her volunteer contribution to the ward of Athol. Donna has supported and continues to support all the wonderful activities that the Athol Recreation Committee provides. Her vast knowledge and experience in childhood education allowed her to lead 2 successfully attended and enjoyed Athol “Bring Back Play” days, along with assisting in the child oriented aspects of many of our past events. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she is a pleasure to work with on our committee.
Thank You and Congrats Donna!

Glen Wallis, Chair
On behalf of the Athol Recreation Committee

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