March 13, 2013
U6, U8, U10, U12
Paisley Community Centre
Volunteers needed. This call going to the whole community.
Paisley children need you and we thank you for volunteering in our community.
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July 20, 2012
and storytelling by Kathy (Abbs) Johnston,
demonstrating her book Get that Grasshopper
Lunch is provided
$7 per child, Ages 4-11
Call to Register 519-353-7176
To preview the book go to http://www.laughhopper.com/
June 1, 2012
What is a North Canoe?
North Canoes were used by pioneers and fur traders over a hundred years
ago. Largely used north and west of Lake Superior to collect furs, the canoes were paddled to trading posts in Fort William (Thunder Bay). These canoes were
25-26’ long, weighed 300 lbs.
The North Canoe Race
The Saugeen Paddlers Canoe Club celebrates the history of the North Canoe during the Annual North Canoe Race. Teams of 6 to 8 are invited to compete in races and “Voyageur Games”. Race fees are $20/adult and $5/student. The races are held at the Saugeen Paddlers Club located near the fairgrounds in
How do I participate?
If you are interested in joining the fun, organize a team of your own, (or enter as a single paddler and we will put you on a team) and contact the Saugeen Paddlers Canoe club. No experience is required. A canoe will be provided, as
well as coaching from experienced paddlers. If you don’t have your own paddle and life jacket, you may borrow these items from the club.
Following the race, morning coffee and lunch will be provided. Please bring your own cup, plate and utensils.
The Voyageur Games will start after lunch. The race teams will compete with each other for best time in these land-based events.
Try out a Canoe or Kayak. No experience required!
If you are interested in trying out any of the club
boats, an experienced club member will be there to
help you on Saturday afternoon.
Sites are available on Saturday night. Please reserve a spot in advance. Tents only, no electricity available. See registration details.
The Day Trip
Club members will lead a day trip in the north canoes from Paisley to the Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area on Sunday. The trip will start at 10:00 and will return after lunch. See Registration details and bring a lunch!
For the North Canoe Race & Voyageur Games, June 9 & 10: All team members complete and sign the attached “Waiver and Rules” form. Contact Ed Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-353-3194 to arrange practice dates prior to race day. Bring signed form, and fees to first practice. Practice dates to be confirmed.
For Overnight Camping: contact Ed Maxwell to reserve a tent site.
Confirm number of people and number of tents.
For the Day Trip: Registration for the day trip is separate
from the race registration. You don’t have to register for the race to
register for the day trip. Contact Ed Maxwell for details.
Sponsored by: Bruce Telecom & Paisley Foodtown
To join the Saugeen Paddlers Canoe Club contact Lynn Cecchetti at 519-
353-5682. Annual membership for 2012 is $60 per family or $40 for individuals. New members who sign-up after August 2011 will have access to club facilities for the fall of 2011 as well as for all of 2012.
May 5, 2012
The Winners of the Maple Syrup Festival Passport Program have been announced! Congratulations to Kim Robinson & Gladys Teeple, both from the village of Paisley. Thanks so much for making the effort to finish the program.
|Kim Robinson||Gladys Teeple|
Thank-you to Alicia Mariano who was the chairperson of the event and decorated the bridge and Paisley signs. Thanks to Jenn Maxwell (Daydream Believers) who arranged and housed the gift baskets for the month of April. Taylor and Brandon Trelford assited Alicia with tying the cookie bag giveaways. Thanks to Shannon Wood (Saugeen Conservation) who arranged that we could have the sap buckets and the maple leaves for decorations and handed out the passport at the festival. Thank-you to the many businesses who contributed to the gift baskets. We hope that the fruit of it will be a furtherance to your business. It takes many people to create every event and even more than are mentioned here. Thanks to you all. That’s the good news.
The bad news is. . . there were JUST 3 people in the village that completed the passports (out of 2000). This tells us we may be lacking in a bit of community engagement! ( if you say, “ya think?” remember this. You too, are part of this community) But the good news is, it was easy to decide who got the $200 baskets. Our president, Sandra Blodgett’s name was pulled first but she didn’t want to win because she created the program so since the $200 worth of goods were already divided into two baskets, we simply gave one basket to each of the two runner-ups.
We know there were others in the village that started the program but for some reason didn’t finish. We thank-you for trying. We assure you that we will consider doing this again with simpler rules. . and if Sandra has her way, there will a clear rule that everyone is allowed to participate (especially business owners and village residents) and may certainly win whatever the prize may be. The prizes will be smaller and there will be more of them so there will be lots of winners.
Our BR&E indicates that we could use more support one business to another and more support from the residents living in the village. Thankfully, there are many, like Kim Robinson and Gladys Teeple that go out of the way to put their money where their home is and we hope to see that as an upward rising trend because Paisley has so much to offer.
Paisley! Home Sweet Home!
May 3, 2012
BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION
In 2011, 14 trained surveyors and 24 retail & tourism business owners and up to 225 hours of volunteer hours were donated (a value of over $2250.00) to collect opinions from business owners in the retail and tourism sector to give the Chamber of Commerce Team some direction concerning business retention & expansion . . .
On April 30, 2012 we recieved the completed results from that survey.
We will be examining these results in a fun and colourful way, beginning at the BR&E retreat on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:00 (come earlier if you can). We will have a finger foods potluck (bring whatever is convenient). The meeting will begin at 6:15. This is a non-recruiting meeting. If you are up to having some fun tonight, please join us! Community hours students and all community members welcome. If you must be late, that’s OK. Still come.
April 28, 2012
May 20, 2011