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Benefit Jam for Jim Kidd

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 24, 2008

The Wilno Tavern is throwing a benefit jam for Jim Kidd of Paugh Lake, November 30. It start at 3 pm. Bring your instruments and be prepared to play some good old country music and have a great time.


Holiday Shopping at South of 60

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 23, 2008
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A show of miniature art, jewellery and crafts on for sale at the South of 60 Arts Centre in the Railway Station in Barry’s Bay has started today, November 22 and will continue until December 20. Come out Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Shop locally this holiday season. Visit South of 60 for unique, affordable art and craft pieces.

First Benefit Dance for Stanley Family a Success

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 14, 2008
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The first benefit dance held for the Stanley family who was burned out of their home on Thanksgiving Day was a great success. Many people came out and over $2500 was raised to assist them. Thanks to all who donated money and time for them. It is greatly appreciated and wonderful to know what a strong sense of community this area has. There is another benefit scheduled for early December and perhaps another in January. I will kepp you updated.

Benefit Dance for Cheryl Stanley

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on November 8, 2008
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Looking to dance? Come out and have a good time for a good cause. Two benefit dances are scheduled to help out the Stanley family who lost their home on Thanksgiving Day. The first dance is Saturday, November 8 at 8 pm. The second is Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. Both will be held at the Combermere Community Centre. Tickets are $8 and a light lunch will be served. DJ Scott Mask will provide the tunes on November 8 and Vertigo and the Rock Hotel Co will have the other dance. Lots of dance prizes and raffles to be won. Come out and have a good time supporting a family in need.

PSA – All Saints Day Dance

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on October 26, 2008

Get dancing this All Saints Day, November 1st at the All Saints Day Dance! It’s set to happen at the Earthship outside of Killaloe. Starting at 8 and going until 11, One Vision from Southern Ontario and Killaloe’s own Erroll Francis, a.k.a. Erroll Starr will play live reggae. A $10 cover charge will include snacks. Reserve your space early by calling 613-757-2000 or emailing

PSA: Cheryl Stanley

Posted in Public Service Announcement by chcrmember on October 19, 2008

Last week, a very dear friend of mine and energetic member of our community, lost her home to a fire. Her fourteen-year-old son was badly burned, and her hands had been burned as well. They have been in Cheo in Ottawa, while the boy recovers. She also has four daughters that escaped unharmed and are staying at a friend’s house.

Cheryl Stanley is a member of CHCR, a member of the Unity Dollar Association and has helped to organize and take part in many events and organizations in this area in the few years she has lived here. One of the most notable in my experience was her involvement in the Barry’s Bay and Combermere Farmer’s Markets. Through those connections, she gave me my first job when I moved to this area. She certainly has great heart.

That is why it appalled me that our local newspaper, the Barry’s Bay This Week, barely reported the story. She got a picture and a brief paragraph. I realize that there were many more stories that needed to go to press, but I have seen other fires in the area become front page news with full articles. Surely we can do better for someone who has given so much to the community surrounding us.

Madonna House, the Red Cross, the Unity Dollar Association and CHCR are all helping to get her a place to live for the winter and raising money for her benefit. To help out or donate, please contact these organizations. I give thanks to everyone who helps out.

-Stephanie Fehr