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The Shelburne Freelancer                  Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Grumpy Old Men Motorcycle Riding Club Bring Gifts, Entertainment, & Special Message To The Shelburne Residence! 

A Goal Comes To 



Meet the Founder of the Grumpy Old Men Motorcycle Riding Club, Fork Lift Driver, Husband, Father and Grandfather, (L)Don Moquin, also known as "Grumpy".  

Grumpy visited The Shelburne Residence on December 19, 2015, bringing gifts, entertainment and a special message. Grumpy and his entourage of like minded charitable "Good Deeders" would like to improve the stigma motorcycle clubs are historically known for. "I'd like people to know motorcycle clubs are not a bunch of bad guys. Our Club participates in many charitable functions and we've visited Sick Kids Hospital, My Sister's Place, Blue Door, and this year we've adopted a family for Christmas," commented Grumpy. 

This visit to the Shelburne Residence is Grumpy's second visit and this year he brought along a friend from the newly formed Motorcycle Club, the TCB Riders(Taking Care Of Business), Elvis impersonator, Dave Hodgins to entertain the residents of the Shelburne Residence adding a musical flair to their holiday cheer. Founded in 2006 and only five members strong, The Grumpy Old Men Motorcycle Riding Club began its mission of charitable good deeds and Grumpy would like to see even more Motorcycle Clubs follow suit, commenting," It's good for people to visit seniors. Show them they are important to us, thank them for all they have done for us, especially over Christmas. People sometimes forget about older people. Everything we do comes out of our own pockets. For me, as to why I do this?I have to be able to give back. We're bikers, and we're good guys."

Hodgins, a Transit Enforcement Officer, Elvis impersonator and TCB Riders Motorcycle Club founder,  also has the same drive to give back. "I entertain, put a smile on their faces and it's a present for me!"

What a fun Day! The message is clear, 

Do Not Forget Our Beloved Seniors!

Contact Grumpy Old Men Motorcycle Riding Club at 1-705-241-9693, email [email protected] and visit them on facebook. To Contact Elvis, call 905-171-9222 or email [email protected]

(R) Dave Hodgins, Elvis Impersonator. 

(Above) Sound Guy and TCB Riders Motorcycle Club Member, Jim "Peg-Leg" Page. 

Video Coming soon!

And Those Who 

Enjoyed The Show!

Watch the video below! Click on the arrow! 

(LtoR)Doug Perry, resident and huge Elvis fan along side Shelburne Residence Shift Supervisor, Patricia Keller. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                      Thursday, December 17, 2015

Breakfast With Santa Fundraiser Success
 In Support of Feral Cat Rescue 

Photo generously submitted By Mairi MacRea, At Home Realty Inc. Brokerage

Mairi MacRea's Message

This event was made possible with the help of 38 Volunteers, family and friends including Sue Peterson and George Squirrel. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                       Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Shelburne Mayor, Ken Bennington Presented Shelburne Resident, 
Norma Wallace With The First Senior Achievement Award 
& Medal of Shelburne. 

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, surrounded by family and friends, Mrs. Norma Wallace, was presented the first ever issued Senior Achievement Award along with the Medal of Shelburne which is the highest honor Shelburne can bestow. Wallace was nominated by a caregiver, Darlene Taylor,  at the at Shelburne residence where where Wallace presently resides. 

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The Shelburne Freelancer                       Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Shelburne Mayor Ken Bennington Presented Mrs. Norma Wallace 
The Very First Issued Senior Achievement Award 
& Shelburne Medal Of Honour.

(Above:LtoR:Back) Shelburne Mayor Ken Bennington, (Official Title)Shelburne Residence Housekeeper, Volunteer Care Giver,and all round special person, Darlene Taylor, and(Front) Mrs. Norma Wallace.

(LtoR) Shelburne Mayor Ken Bennington presented Shelburne resident , Mrs. Norma Wallace with Shelburne's very first, Senior Achievement Award & Shelburne Medal, the highest honour the Town Of Shelburne can bestow upon an individual. 

Wallace was nominated by Shelburne Residence, Housekeeper, Volunteer Care Giver, and all round special person, Darlene Taylor. Wallace, highly admired by Taylor is also very deserving of the lifetime achievement award due Wallace's continued  extended acts of kindness during a lifetime of caring for family, community, and strangers.  

(Above) Mrs. Wallace actually did not know why people were gathered and was very surprised upon receiving the award!

(Above)Mrs. Norma Wallace surrounded by Shelburne Mayor Ken Bennington and her Family.

Watch It Right Here! Click on the white arrow to see Mrs. Norma Wallace receive the Senior Achievement Award & Shelburne Medal of Honour. 

A Busy Weekend Of Charity In The Town Own Of Shelburne

Shelburne's Foodland Has A Charitable Idea 
For Any Pocket Size! 

Shelburne's Foodland has a charitable idea for any pocket size and they can't keep up with demand! 

(LtoR) Foodland's Front End Manager, Amanda Walker, and Assistant Front End Manager Barbara Hewlett, were very pleased to see Foodland's charitable idea in support of Shelburne's Food Bank flying off the shelves. Foodland customers are able to purchase pre-stuffed brown bags, full of a variety of groceries, labelled with what exactly is inside the bag, and in a variety of price ranges. What a fabulous concept for customers. So many people discover how expensive the Christmas season can become, but still want to support a charity. Foodland's charitable idea makes it easy for every person's budget. Just purchase a bag of your choice in support of the Shepherd's Cupboard on your way to the cash! Foodland also has a collection bin on the way out of the store, ensuring your donation will get to the Foodbank. Walker commented, " We have been doing this idea for years, usually around all the holiday seasons, and corresponding to the Police Toy Drive, and Shelburne Fire Department Food and Toy Drive's held here in the parking lot." Located at Giant Tiger Plaza, Foodland is conveniently located for shoppers and donators alike!

Find Out Why The Shelburne Police Services Were Parked At 
Giant Tiger Plaza & Discover What Giant Tiger Did About It!

Giant Tiger Store Owner, Andrew Lewis and Staff have waiting for the Shelburne Police Services Annual Stuff A Cruiser Food & Toy Drive in support of the Salvation Army. "We began our Icon Fundraiser November 15th and it ran until December 8th. We chose Angels as our Icon and those who paid $2 placed an Angel on the tree. Customers raised $27,000! I'd really like to thank all the townspeople for their support," Lewis commented proudly as he and staff brought out two of many shopping carts filled with toys as their donation. (LtoR) Auxiliary Constable Stephanie Colarossi, Giant Tiger's Grocery Head, Karl Bowman, Giant Tiger Cahies, Jessica Davidson, Auxiliary Constable Dennis Jeronimo and Giant Tiger Owner, Andrew Lewis. 

Meet Shelburnite, Larry Evans. Evans and his wife have been supporting charitable causes for over 15 years, purchasing items on sale and donating the toys at Christmas. For some, like the Evans, the reason for doing so is quite simple.

 "We have seven grandchildren. We just feel every kids deserves a toy on Christmas," commented Evens with his shopping cart positively overflowing in generosity. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                       Monday, December 14, 2015

The Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show of 2015 A Brimming Success!

The Ladies Auxiliary Craft Show took place over the weekend of December 12th and 13th at the Shelburne Legion 220 Branch. Saturday the 12th was filled with vendors and most children held on until Saturday so they could enjoy breakfast with Santa on the 13th while parents shopped. To see the vendors from Saturday the 13th, click on the button below. 

Christmas Shopping At Landman Gardens & Bakery Extraordinaire!

Rebecca Landman, owner of Landman Garden & Bakery is in her element as an entrepreneur. "I'm one of six kids, a pretty big family and the best part of working from home is that it's not a far walk to work!" 

But for her customers, it's the wide assortment of holiday items mixed in among her regular wide variety of jams, specialty spreads, sauces, pickled items, pork rubs, exceptionally delicious baked goods from quiche to crumbles, this small bakery really does have something for everyone! Now that Christmas Shopping is here, browse through the wonderful  handcrafted gift ideas! 

The Shelburne Freelancer                      Thursday, December 10, 2015

Amanda Rodgers Receives The 
AODA10th Anniversary Champion Award

(LtoR)Amanda Rodgers,  Member of the Accessibility Advisory Committee was presented the AODA (Accessibilty for Ontarians with Disabilities ACT)   10th Anniversary Champion Award by Shelburne Mayor, Ken Bennington on Monday, December 7, 2015 before the Shelburne Town Council meeting began.

According to the media release provided, "The purpose of the Act is to improve opportunities for persons with Disabilities, and to provide for their involvement  in the identification, removal, and prevention of barriers to their full participation in the life of the province.   

Mayor Ken Bennington announced during the presentation that he is pleased to present the Award to Amanda Rodgers who has met all the criteria in order to receive the award but is also very deserving for all her hard work and good work for her community. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                        Monday, December 7, 2015

Historic Moment For Shelburnites!

(Lto R) Country 105 FM Morning Guy/Operations Manager, Rod West, Orangeville Police Services,Chief Wayne Kalinski , MPP, Sylvia Jones, President & General Manager of Bayshore Broadcasting, Ross Kentner, Shelburne Mayor, Ken Bennington, Deputy Mayor of Mono, Ken McGhee , Owner of Bayshore Broadcasting, Doug Caldwell, Shelburne Police Services,    Chief  Kent Moore, Orangeville Mayor, Jeremy D.Williams, Shelburne CAO, John Telfer, and Country 105 FM's News Director and Morning Co-Host, Jill Young. Note: missing names coming soon.

Celebrating Shelburne's First Radio Station As Dignitaries Proudly 
Welcome Country 105 FM During Their Official Grand Opening 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Saturday, December 5, 2015!

(LtoR)Bayshore Broadcasting President, & General Manager, Ross 

Kentner, Owner of Bayshore Broadcasting, Doug Caldwell and Shelburne's Mayor, Ken Bennington.

(Lto R)MP David Tilson and Bayshore Broadcasting Owner, Doug Caldwell.

(LtoR)MPP, Sylvia Jones and Bayshore Broadcasting President and General Manager, Ross Kentner

Highlights From Historical Event!

Why is a radio station important?

(L)President and General Manager of Bayshore Broadcasting, Ross Kentner, is very excited about the future of radio and radio's future in Shelburne, Ontario. In a candid interview with The Shelburne Freelancer, Kentner explained the difficult process in achieving a radio station located in Shelburne. Arduous to say the least, the complicated and politically riddled goal took several years, a lot of help from supporters and unbridled dedication from all who attended the Official Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held on Saturday, December 5, 2015. 

"It's so difficult to start up, airwaves are public property and there are applications to the CRTC(Canadian Radio -Television Telecommunications Commission)where situations can get locked up," explained Kentner, adding,"A decision to award 104.9 came in 2011 when we won a public hearing and then there were delays in the municipal process. Finally when we got through all the required approvals, we could build. We purchased a SIRA antenna, a very high quality antenna from Italy,brought it over by boat, and because of the high quality we reach a vast area including Barrie, Orillia, New Market, even the greater GTA. We have 50,000 watts and are the 2nd largest station you can have in Canada." 

When asked what Kentner has observed in the many years he has worked in this industry,his answer was very poignant commenting," The thing that amazes me the most is to sadly see the demise of print and also to observe television is in trouble while radio continues to thrive. Something in me long ago felt that radio would thrive and it has. 

Young people are some of our biggest fans and this station's area is turning out some great country talent. I still believe we'll be in the radio business a long time!"

Radio is a very important form of communication, bonding a community with like minded interests, an indication of growth both socially and financially and if the past is evidence of what tomorrow will hold, radio promises not only to be resilient, but will continue to thrive and will do so symbiotically with Shelburne, possibly becoming the Country Music Capital of Ontario if Bayshore Broadcasting has any say in the matter. Having accomplished so much with Country 105 FM, the sky really is limitless.

Wonderful Local Entertainment!

Country Singer, Kristin Scott

Champion Fiddler, Tyler Beckett

The Bayshore Broadcasting Team

Shelburne's Radio Station Country 105 FM  Celebrities(LtoR)Natalia Cordeau Hilliard, News, Jill Young, News Director and Morning Show Co-Host, Rod West, Morning guy/Operations Manager.

Country 105 FM
Located at: 710 "B" Industrial Road, Shelburne, Ontario, L9V 2Z4       

Contest (toll free) - 1-888-740-0105   Contest (local) - 519-925-2-WIN (2946)

Office - 519-925-0925

The Shelburne Freelancer                        Friday, December 4, 2015

Dufferin OPP Held 6th Annual Fall Classic Hockey Tournament
Thursday, December 3, 2015!

(LtoR) Orangeville Police Constable Dan Megwis, OPP Dufferin Detachment Commander, Staff Sgt. Steve Sills,OPP Media Officer,  Constable Paul Nancekivell, Detective Constable, Mark Taylor, Executive Director of Safe Communities of the Hills Country, Sue Snider, and OPP Constable Steve MacDonald.

What initially began as a fun way to bring Law Enforcement together from surrounding areas to meet and play hockey, soon turned into an annual fundraising endeavor now in their 6th year of making a difference. Working hand in hand with Safe Communities of the Hills Country, this charity event is making a difference in a huge way.
"Proceeds go to support Safe Communities of the Hills Country and Dufferin OPP KIDS Program which teaches Grade six students about substance abuse prevention and Cyber Bullying on lone prevention," as stated by OPP Media Relations Officer, Provincial Constable, Paul Nancekivell.
And the charity doesn't stop there, as Detective Constable, Mark Taylor commented, "Not only does 100% of money raised go directly back into the community, every year we choose a charity to help out and this year we chose Safe Communities of the Hill's Country, Shelburne's local food bank, The Shepherd's Cupboard and of course it's important to remember the family's of our fallen officers, especially at this time of year. We also have to thank our generous sponsors helping to make this tournament possible."
Teams present at this year's tournament which took place at the Honeywood Arena consisted of Rep Teams from Huronia, West OPP, Caledon-Dufferin OPP, Orangeville Police Service, Shelburne Police Service, Peel Regional Police Service and including Firemen, approximately 70 players in all played hockey all day to support their annual cause. 
In 6 years of dedication, this event has raised $10,000 which has been in support of Safe Communities of the Hills Country, family's of fallen officers, and different charities which is a very proud contribution to society and a wonderful legacy. This year the event brought in $2500!

Enjoy short snippet, Alliston VS Peel, and yes I did slip while filming this video. Note to self- do not stabilize self by securing footing on the window ledge at Honeywood arena while taking video!)  It's all good- no injuries to report!

Wonderful List of 

Supportive And 

Generous Sponsors 


The Shelburne Freelancer                   Thursday, December 3, 2015

               Special Reminder From Shelburne's 
Skate's Alive Executive, Emily Matthews

With so much of Canada's attention focused on Hockey, it's nice to know Shelburne has other physical activities to offer our very diverse community. Shelburne Skate's Alive Executive, Emily Matthews extended an invitation to the Shelburne Freelancer and the entire community to enjoy taking part in their Skate's Alive Event this weekend. 

The Shelburne Freelancer                   Wednesday, December 2, 2015

                                 Kinette Club Of Shelburne
Help Set The Stage For A Future Pole Barn
 At Shelburne's Fiddle Park!

The Shelburne Kinette Club is so invested in their community they have made a $12,500 donation to Greg and Heather Holmes, organizers of Pick'in In The Park to help further plans of building a Pole Barn on site at Shelburne's Fiddle Park. The Kinettes' hard work and dedication to the building of the Pole Barn is so focused, they have already promised to donate another $12,500 in 2016. 

While Shelburne's Fiddle Park is the perfect location for Pick'in In The Park, the Kinettes who regularly run the kiosk, feel the location could better serve the community with an open Pole Barn for now and in future hope to see a Pavilion. A Pole Barn could better protect performers from the elements and eventually attract other venues to seek out Shelburne as a wonderful and accommodating place to hold other events. 

The Kinettes take part in many events in Shelburne during the year such as Shelburrr Fest, Easter Egg Hunt, Heritage Day, Canada Day, Pick'in In The Park, Fiddle Weekend and all their tireless work produces funds which they donate to Schools for Awards and Bursaries, Playground Equipement, Computers, Hospital, and aiding children financially to attend school trips. 

An integral and well appreciated part of the Shelburne community, these women are friends, neighbours, daughters, mothers, sisters, and wives, taking time from their already busy lives, directly impacting the face and landscape of Shelburne.  Truth is, one can never know what they'll do next! 

(LtoR:Back) Connie Lemcke , Sandra Cormier, Jasmine Hyucke,  Christine Walker, Cherie Sample.(LtoR:Front) Carol Egan, Nikki Williams, Kristin Murdoch, Greg and Heather Holmes, and Francine Burt.

The Shelburne Freelancer                           Tuesday, December 1,2015

                                     An Afternoon With Spirit! 
Find out 
what two people who attended the event had to say about it afterwards in this candid "after" interview exclusive to the Shelburne Freelancer

(LtoR)Spiritual Mediums, Lynn Zammit, Mary-Anne Kennedy and Being In Balance Owner, Jodi Jones.
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