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Over The Back Fence

Apr 13th, 2018 | By

Volunteer Profile…  Linda Lucker and her husband Scott Ferguson love cats. And it was this passion that led them into the role of caregivers for countless felines which have ended up at the Ottawa Humane Society over the past few years. It all started in Prince Edward Island where the couple lived and where they
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Jan 26th, 2018 | By

Volunteer Profile… It is Shelly Dickie’s deep love of all animals, but especially cats, that sent her into the rescue business, saving the many felines she saw wandering the streets and roads of Lanark County.  She knew she had to do something, and so Dickie’s Cause 4 Paws was born. She saw stray cats everywhere,
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Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Volunteer Profile… It’s hard to get someone like Andree Van Eijk to talk about herself. “I am a very private person,” she told Y@H. She may be private, but she is certainly well known at the Carlingview Manor in Ottawa, where she has been an active volunteer for 20 years. She first became involved when
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Nov 15th, 2017 | By

Volunteer Profile… In the month of November we recognize the vital role that the thousands of members of the Royal Canadian Legion play in their home branches right across Canada. Each branch has to have a leader, and in Branch 192 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Carleton Place, Peter Schaffer fills the role of
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This month in History – Nov. 11, 1918

Nov 15th, 2017 | By

At 10:58 a.m., Private George Price of the 28th North West Battalion, 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division, was killed by a sniper, becoming the last Canadian soldier to die on the Western Front in World War 1. Two minutes later at 11:00 a.m. the armistice came into effect and the Great War was
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Over The Back Fence

Oct 13th, 2017 | By

Volunteer Profile… A day without sunshine for Bev Fry is a day when she isn’t lending a helping hand as a volunteer in the town of Kemptville, and those days are few and far between. Fry is a valued volunteer at the Kemptville District Hospital, where she greets people as they walk in the door
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Sep 14th, 2017 | By

Volunteer Profile… It’s doubtful whether Boyd MacLaren could recall his first act of volunteering.  Although he does know he started out in a small way when he was a teenager, and his role as a volunteer just grew. As a youngster he was involved in all the rural activities, such as 4H, Junior Farmers and
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Over The Back Fence

Aug 11th, 2017 | By

 Volunteer Profile… Wendy LeBlanc is doing just what her mother told her to do when she was growing up in Carleton Place  –  give back to your community!  And certainly LeBlanc has done just that.  She served two terms as a town councillor, and a term as Mayor, and has devoted hundreds of hours to
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Over The Back Fence

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

Volunteer Profile… Twenty-two years ago, Don Hoskins attended a church service at Bethel Pentecostal church, and never looked back.  He began by teaching Sunday school, which morphed into Wednesdays as well.  Hoskins, keenly interested in the seniors of the church, became one of the main planners for senior activities. He then became the treasurer of
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Over The Back Fence

Jun 9th, 2017 | By

Volunteer Profile… Josephine Stoddard  Some people are naturally drawn to volunteering.   It was a role that came easily to Josephine Stoddard, especially when her mother was admitted to a nursing home, and Stoddard became involved in her care there.  After her mother’s passing, Stoddard graduated to taking a leading role in the many volunteer
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