The Shelburne Freelancer
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The Shelburne Freelancer

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The Shelburne Freelancer             Monday, October 31, 2016

The Little Family's Annual Haunt In The Park 2016
A Spooky Success!

Click image (L) and visit photo gallery for more coverage.  

The Shelburne Freelancer             Friday, October 21, 2016

 Shelburne Intersection
 A Cultural Culinary Hub For All To Enjoy! 
Italian For Lunch, Indian For Dinner and Fish On Friday! 

New Restaurant To Shelburne Opens It's Doors! 
Shelburne Pizza & Restaurant Brings A Taste Of India!
Welcome To Shelburne!

Click image above to visit Shelburne Pizza And Restaurant and Visit Their Facebook Page.

Shelburne Pizza And Restaurant brings authentic Indian Food To Shelburne as well as offering a wide variety of Canadian meals.

" We can cater too," commented owner Sam Shergill, adding, " We can accommodate catering for up to 2000 people and we can cook whatever you need, Canadian, Chinese, Indian." Shelburne Pizza  is not Shergill's only entrepreneur endeavour either, also having a location in Brampton, The Deli Palace Buffet on Vankirk Dr., Shergill will also be opening a third location in Orangeville. The Family owned and operated business will be open from Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m -10:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. With a variety of food for eat in or take out, treat yourself today!

 Shelburne Pizza and Restaurant is located at 800 Main Street East, in front of Tim Horton's, in Wrigglesworth Plaza. 519- 925-2525  

 (LtoR: Front) Sons of Owners, Aryaan,5 and Hasan Shergill, 8, (Middle) Friends of Owners, Arisha and Suraiya Kashif, Owners, Rukhsana and Sam Shergill, Cashier, Jasleen Mann, (Back) Talwinder Sabharwal, Friend of Owners and Local Organic Farmer Owner of Manjit Berry Farm.


The Shelburne Freelancer           Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How Did Shelburnites Pull Together for One Of Their Own Faced With ALS Diagnosis? Family And Friends Rallied Together & Held A Fundraiser! 

Above: Dianne Irwin, Family & Friends Of Mary Laursen recently diagnosed with ALS show the world what Shelburnites are made of- 


"There is also a Gofundme account set up.  People can go to and 

Donations can be made at Pace Credit Union on Owen Sound Street Shelburne in an account set up in the name of “The Mary Laursen Fundraiser."

Health issues and surprise diagnosis' can often change a person's world and plunge it upside down. When Mary Laursen received her diagnosis of ALS, her friends decided to do what they could to make her life easier and held a fundraiser to help out with surprise costs surrounding her condition that Canada's health care system simply does not cover.

 So how did it go?  Long time friend of Mary since Grade One, Dianne Irwin,explains," The fundraiser was a huge success.  There were 309 people in attendance, raising over $12,000.  A portion of this will go into the much needed bathroom renovation just as soon as possible, to enable a safer and easier access for Mary. 

The support from people and businesses was overwhelming.  A huge thank you goes out to everyone for making this such an amazing evening for Mary.  Should you need any other information please don’t hesitate to contact me.  We want to thank you Alex for helping us get the word out, " adding,"Thank you so much to everyone for your support, " Dianne Irwin.  

Above: Back row:  Bonnie, Marilyn (sisters) Ann (friend) Mavis (sister) Rob (Mary’s husband) Diane (friend) Sharon (sister)  Front row: Dianne (friend) Mary, Lori (friend) (photo generously submitted)

Padova Bakery & Deli's Grand Re-Opening

 Means Savings For You!

Celebrating a year in business in Shelburne, Padova Bakery & Deli chose to re-invest into the community and listening carefully to customer requests, decided to give Shelburnites what they wanted. " Customers wanted a seating area where they could relax, get an espresso, enjoy lunch and surf the internet. That meant we had to outfit a public washroom and make a few changes so we closed shop, renovated and gave customers what they wanted," commented Padova owner, Chef Chantal Moreta. In addition to that, Padova launched a money savings coupon of $5 off any meal (available below) and appealing to travellers, screen shots are accepted as well as printed out coupons that are only available on the Shelburne Freelancer Website. 

Padova, in addition to having undergone many changesin the restaurant have many different menu items as well as including an espresso bar featuring a variety of specialties. This season, Padova introduces themed boxed items carefully prepared for skiers, but also busy families on the run with Hockey and those who are just planning a quiet night in. The Skier Box, Apres Ski Box, Late Run Box and Kid's Hill Box will definitely appeal to those making a quick escape to Collingwood and want to have has much fun on the hills as possible, but still want a home cooked meal at the end of a winter's fun filled day. "The Boxes contain everything you need to feed a family of four to six people. Delivery is available, and meals just need to be re-heated as they are fully cooked. Customers also enjoy ordering from the website and pick up their meals on their way home as well. We accept all major credit cards," explained Chef Chantal Moreta, continuing,"Here At Padova, we also carry beautiful Birthday cakes, fresh bread baked daily, and we use all fresh ingredients, fresh cream, ricotta, and refuse to ever compromise quality. "

This family owned and operated business takes pride in cooking from scratch which can be seen as customers approach the counter, the kitchen is in full view for all to see where the magic happens. When you walk through Padova's doors, the comforting aroma of home cooked Italian meals is how you will be greeted. Comfort, convenience and fantastic food! Does it get any better than that! 

Contact Padova, located at 802 Main St. E. and inquire into their new and exciting free delivery service that will include Collingwood!

Click on image above to visit their website or call 519-925-0909. Call, order, pick your time slot and have your meal delivered to your door today! 

(Above)Screen Shot or Print Up Coupon And Save $5
On your Next Meal At Padova Today!

The Shelburne Freelancer           Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Local Shoe Store,
Kicks Footwear & Accessories
Community of Shelburne
 For Support

Kicks Footwear & Accessories located at 118 Main St. W. is a new shoe store to Shelburne and after many years without a shoe store, a welcomed retailer. That being said, Kicks would like to extend thanks to the community of Shelburne for their support having received great feed back as of late. With a wide variety of selection, treat yourself to look at this wonderful new store. 

Click image (L) to visit the October 2016 photo gallery and see just a little of what Kicks has to offer! 

Shirley's Garden Supply Is Getting Ready For Christmas And Offers A Few Friendly Tips Preparing For Colder Weather

Shirley Noble(L) of Shirley's Garden Supply located at  506195 Highway 89, has a few fantastic tips when preparing for fall weather. Recipe for Weeds: In a spray bottle, mix 1/4 cup salt, 2 cups vinegar, and 1 cup of blue dawn dish soap can help keep weeds out of inter-locking brick and walking paths. 

Too Many Fruit Flies? Ask Shirley! 

Cut a plastic pop bottle bottom off, which becomes the base. Remove cap from bottle and place it upside down into the base. Tape can be used to balance the bottle. Shirley has even used a little water in the base and when the fruit flies go in for a drink, they can't find their way out. If you find you need a little extra help, apple cider vinegar, a few drops of blue dawn and viola! Fruit fly trap extraordinaire!

With the warmer weather departing, and unwanted rodents attempt to find warmth indoors, Shirley has found a recipe to deter any little fury unwanted rodents. In a spray bottle mix 2 cups vinegar and 5-6 drops of peppermint oil, spray along the perimeter of the house. According to Shirley, mice especially hate the smell of peppermint but cautions, this recipe will kill your plants! Thanks Shirley!

Click on image above to Visit Shirley's Garden Supply's FaceBook Page. Be Prepared to Visit Shirley's Garden Supply For unique Christmas gift items as well as beautiful array of flowers!

The Shelburne Freelancer               Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Breckon Black of Auto Centre Dufferin 

One Of CARS Magazine Ten Finalists In Their Annual 

Canadian Technician of the Year Award. 

IT'S THE GOOD STUFF! Auto Centre Dufferin Technician, Breckon Black has the honour of being ranked one of Canada's ten finalists in CARS Magazine's Canadian Technicians of the year Award 2016! Make no mistake: This is a great honour to have been nominated, to have made the list of finalists and Breckon Black feels it! 

Each year, CARS Magazine receives nominations from across Canada from customers and community members who feel their favourite auto service technician might have a chance at being named CARS Magazine's Canadian Technician of the Year Award. That's what happened to Auto Centre Technician, Breckon Black. 

CARS Magazine (Canadian Auto Repair & Services) received nominations over the course of the summer of 2016 for it's Canadian Technician Of The Year Award. Many top notch nominations were received. The panel of judges who were comprised of people in the industry, judged 44 nominees from across Canada, Black among them.
 Allen Janssen, (L) Editor of CARS magazine, of Newcom Business Media when informing Black of having been nominated, stated, " The Canadian Technician of the Year Award celebrates excellence in customer service, repair skills, and industry leadership. Unfortunately, you were not selected as Canadian Technician of the Year...but your nomination was so impressive that you have made an even shorter list of ten finalists. I can tell you that the field of candidates this year was extremely strong. It is truly an accomplishment to have made such a positive impression on the people with whom you everyday. I want to congratulate you not only on your nomination, but on the distinction of being named a finalist in this year's competition. I wish you the very best in your career." Auto Centre Dufferin extend congratulations to Regina Technician,  Jason Mancinelli named Cars Magazine's Canadian Technician of the Year for 2016 recognizing this wonderful acknowledgement within their shared industry. (photo of Allan Janssen generously provided) Click on image of Allan Janssen for article)

Breckon Black, is honored to just have been nominated, and the fact that the judges, comprised of professionals in the industry ranked Black in the top ten finalists was an unbelievable surprise and so greatly appreciated. Owner of Auto Centre Dufferin, Steve Bowles, so supportive of his valued employee and team member, couldn't be more pleased with Black's ranking. 

"I'm so excited for Breckon! It's a great achievement. It's really wonderful!"

Breckon Black, humble in nature takes his job seriously.

Black, a Shelburnite wants to encourage others hoping to enter into trades, to follow their dreams, not to be afraid and is proud to be an automotive service technician helping to keep people safe on the roads. When asked about his future, Black sees himself getting better and better in this wonderful profession of his choosing and in his own words, "Making a good honest living." Inspiring development for young Shelburnites thinking about a new profession can easily see Breckon Black's humble and serious approach to his job, means something very important to him and to the people he keeps safe. Click on image of Breckon Black above for video interview. 

Shelburne's First Annual Fall Wedding Show 2016

ACCE Photography's First Annual Fall Wedding Show 2016  sees wonderful turnout for it's first event that was held Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Shelburne's local arena, Centre Dufferin Recreational Complex (CDRC). Vendors thanked Althea Casamento (L) for bringing the economic possibilities to Shelburne and enable brides to be to shop close to home instead of leaving for the day. 

From makeovers, to dresses, exquisite jewelry to home buyers insurance, and of course photography, this event has a little of everything including grab bags and 2017 promises to be even bigger! Exciting news for shoppers and vendors alike. Congratulations to Althea Casamento of ACCE Photography on a successful, exciting event!

Be sure to visit our photo gallery for more photographic coverage.

Shelburne's 1st Annual Culture Day Festivities
Wonderful Success

When Royal LePage Realtor, Sharon Grant(L along side Brampton R&B Sensation, David Record:R)  decided to enhance her community and take part in organizing and promoting Shelburne Culture Days 2016, she had no idea what a positive impact the affect would have on downtown Shelburne, filling the streets with Shelburnites Celebrating Culture. Engaging local businesses on Shelburne's Main Street, Shelburnites were treated to free activities from free ice-cream, henna tattoos, meeting Brampton Hip Hop Artist, David Record at Royal LePage RCR Realty. Now a Shelburnite, and about to go on tour, youth were treated to the experience of Record, even performing live for his opinion which was favourable and inspiring. Jelly Cafe offered delicious perogies, while Cobwebs & Caviar held rag quilt lessons and offered a delicious spread of  Salsa's and chips, while Manaax Plumbing featured live art with J. Robert Allen. Troupe-Adore performed live at Trinity Church and all of this and more happened on Friday evening.  Sohayla Smith of Troupe-Adore, and Linda Armour Grant of Lyngrant Financial Services Inc. also helped with the organization of this highly successful event.

(LtoR) Realtor Sharon Grant & David Record, Brampton's Hip Hop Sensation Recording Artist. Contact Sharon Grant at Royal LePage RCR Realty Brokerage at [email protected] or call 519-215-0225 for more information.

Congratulations To

 Sharon Grant 

And All Who Worked So Hard To Bring 

Culture Days To Shelburne!

Click here to edit text The below photographic coverage took place early evening on Friday, September 30th. Featured below, just of a few of the businesses who participated in this wonderful event. 

Being In Balance (Below& Left)

NEW BUSINESS TO SHELBURNE, Carmie's Kitchen! Welcome!

Canadian Bath Bomb Co. 

Spin Wheel and Win This! Audrey Cote, Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 220's Ways & Means Representative Explains: "We do not spin meat of any kind during our Meat Spin Events." Cote explains, the event is a game of chance and there's a very good chance if your number comes up, you could take home a first rate cut of beef, or perhaps a turkey. The event is a ton of fun so be sure to keep your eyes open for the next Meat Spin. For more information contact Shelburne's Royal Canadian Legion at 203 William St, Shelburne, ON L0N 1S0
Phone: (519) 925-3800
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