City sets $500,000 cap for outside agencies! Cornwall’s City Council decided on a half a million dollar spending cap for outside agencies. The Art Gallery will have it’s funding capped at $55,000, while the Agape Centre, the Seaway Valley Theatre Company, and Parade of Nations were all denied funding. Aultsville Theatre, the Centre Culturel de Cornwall, Cornwall and Seaway Valley Tourism, and the SD&G Historical Society were perhaps the most fortunate, their funding will remain the same as the previous year.
Ten year boy from Williamsburg declared a hero! An elderly women was rescued by a 10 year old boy last week. Elsie Knight, who is a 70 year old widow, slip and fell on ice outside her home. She had broken her femur and was stuck outside in the wintry cold for about a day and a half. She cried out for help, and her neighbour, ten year old Tyler, heard her when he went outside to play. The boy notified his father, and now the woman is recovering in the hospital. Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, recognized Tyler Barkley’s heroism through a statement given in the House of Commons.
SDSG NDP to select Provincial Candidate! Brian Lynch, President of the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Provincial NDP riding association, has announced that the local provincial NDP riding association will be holding their nomination meeting on Wednesday March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Navy Veterans Association, 30 Sixth St., E., Cornwall. Lynch stated: “The meeting will select our candidate for the next provincial election. We want to be ready when the election comes and help bring change that puts people first.” Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM.
Akwesasne Art Show and Sale! Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Community Support Program has sponsored an Akwesasne art show and sale open to the public March 15 from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM at the Native North American Travelling College Gallery . The art presented at this exhibit are the a small sample of works created by members of the newly formed Akwesasne Artists Guild who are currently volunteering to work toward building a globally recognized artists guild of First Nations Artists. Everyone is encouraged to come to view the show and sale of local artwork throughout the day.This exhibition will coincide with a free workshop to encourage artists and craft persons to learn valuable skills to promote their art. Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Community Support Program has scheduled presentations by several organizations and artists with expertise in art promotion. The presenters are: Canadian Artist Representation, MCA Economic Development, Native North American Travelling College, Thomas Deer (Illustrator), Dave Fadden (Artist), Akwesasne Museum. To register for the workshop, search events on Facebook. All workshop participants must pre-register, the workshop is listed under “How to promote Yourself as an Artist”. It will take place from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM on March 15, 2013 at the Native North American Travelling College located at 1 Ronathahonni Lane, Cornwall Island, Ontario. “Let’s bring our minds together as one and support the artists of Akwesasne by visiting the exhibition.”
Library announces a fun-filled March break! March Break promises to be Wild at the library beginning Monday, March 11. Kids up to 13 years old can enjoy activities all week long at the Wild West March Break at Cornwall Public Library. Crafts, chess camp and tournament, movie matinee & agility dog demonstrations are all part of the lineup kids will surely enjoy. Amongst the many programs offered during the week, two of them will be offered in French. All except the chess camp is free however registration is required for all programs to reserve your spot. Movie excluded. So saddle up, hope you have your lassos and horses ready, ‘cause we sure do. For more information contact the Children’s department at the library at 613-932-4796 or visit the library’s website at www.library.cornwall.on.ca.
Sports & Lifestyle
Cornwall River Kings win back to back games! The Cornwall River Kings defeated the 3L from Riviere du Loups twice on home ice last weekend. On Saturday night they won 6-3, and they won again 4-2 on Sunday afternoon. Both games were played at the Ed Lumley arena. I had a chance to attend the game on Saturday, and there was some fantastic action!
Tressia Murphy represents at Arnold Amateur! The Sixth-Annual Arnold Amateur IFBB International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure and Bikini Championships and NPC Men’s Physique was held March 1st to 3rd in Columbus, Ohio. Cornwall Ontario’s own Tressia Murphy made the list of Ontario Physique Association members who would be representing Team Canada! The Seeker would like to wish Tressia Murphy the best in this competition. You are making our community proud with your efforts!
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