Pictured left to right: Volunteer District Chief Steve Chad, Volunteer Captain Mike McKelvie and the man of the hour Volunteer Captain Harold Lamers, prepare to dig into the treats as they honour Lamers for his 35 years of dedicated service.
Captain Harold Lamers was the man of the evening on September 23 as Clarington Fire Station No. 3 celebrated the Orono resident’s 35 years as a volunteer firefighter.
It takes a community to support each other in times of need. In the case of ‘Operation Soccer balls’, it was an international community of heroes that brought over 80 persons, many of them young female Afghani soccer players and their families out of Afghanistan to safety in Portugal on Sunday September 19.
Every day we are getting closer to the shovel going into the ground, closer to having a residential hospice in Clarington, in Newcastle. For those who may not think this is important, you never know if or when you will need one.
Hospice holds a special place in my heart. In 2005 I worked for Durham Hospice, shortly after it was rebranded to Hospice Durham when it amalgamated with North Durham Hospice. At that time hospice was a volunteer home visiting program providing care and support. Programs offered through hospice helped people remain in control and die at home. The goal of hospice then and today, is to improve a person’s quality of life during their last months. Hospice focuses on comfort care, control of pain, and symptom management.
It was amazing to be a part of this organization. My title was Promotion and Awareness Coordinator.
Saturday, September 18 the Running Maniacs Clarington ran their Virtual Terry Fox Run sporting previous years shirts. Pictured front row from left: Spiros Tompros, MaryAnne Sleeman, MaryAnn Maye, Jane Turner, Yvonne DeJager and Lise Johnson. Back row from left: Lynn Larmer, Christine Tomsia, and Paul Garratt. To find out more about the group visit Facebook Running Maniacs Clarington and Port Hope or email [email protected]
Charles and Maggie Ewert spend every Sunday together with paintbrushes and water-colours in hand. Maggie has been teaching for some time and when she couldn’t get out of teaching art any more, she felt, as with any other subject, it was important to inspire her young students and share as much as possible.
The British Home Children arrived in Canada between 1869 and 1948, with the promise of leaving behind marginalized and impoverished conditions in the United Kingdom for a better life in Canada. When Britain, and then Can-ada entered the First World War many of those British Home Children who retained a sense of connection and loyalty to their homelands, both new and old, enlisted in the Canadian military.
Susan Sellers, presented a $1000.00 cheque to Durham Region Hospice – Clarington, on Wednesday, September 15 in memory of her late husband Dean Sellers.
Gordon Jilks was a dedicated Lion for many years before his death. He left the Lions Club funds to be used as they saw fit. The $25,000 donation was “something Gord would have wanted,” said Lion Greg Forget.
Readers will have to excuse me for having a passion for wildlife and our quality of life…. always have, always will! Today, we are witness to the largest extinctions world-wide since the disappearance of the dinosaurs over 65 million years ago. Here in Ontario alone, we have 245 species of plants and animals at risk. Loss or decline of species affects the function and resilience of food webs.