#TBT brought to you by Dan Buchanan "The History Guy"
Doug Cheer stood up at Dance Hall Daze, February 19, 2015, and told the rousing story of the amazing victory of his Brighton and District High School football team in the COSSA Senior B Championship game at Newmarket on Saturday, November 21, 1959. It was the first championship for Brighton and the team was met at Colborne with a caravan of cheering and shouting fans which resulted in a procession down No. 2 Highway to the old Opera House in Brighton. Doug recounted with obvious pride how, as captain of the team, he shared the stage with coach William Robb and others. Victory jackets were later awarded to the players. Then, with a grin as wide as the stage, he slipped on his old jacket – and it fit!
#TBT brought to you by Dan Buchanan "The History Guy"
Did you ride the bus to high school? Many of the folks coming back to Brighton for the E.N.S.S. 60th Anniversary Reunion sure did. Those of us who lived in the northern part of Brighton Township (that’s what it was called then) rode with Claude Morgan morning and night. This picture shows an early vintage bus (early ‘60s?) that Mr. Morgan drove down from Warkworth every day. My siblings and I boarded at Codrington and enjoyed slightly later models but the driver remained a constant. The picture is from ECHO a book published in 1980 to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of E.N.S.S. What trouble did YOU get into on the bus?
Although, this past week, the Municipal water was the main topic, events did go ahead in our Municipality.
Here a few of the many:
At Community Care Northumberland, beside all their exercise programs, they also had another workshop: Painting Rocks with acrylics.
Lower Trent Conservation has been active in our town the past week. On Earth Day, together with the Pathfinders they painted Yellow Fish near storm drains to create awareness for the yellow fish road program http://www.yellowfishroad.org/ Saturday they were at Goodrich-Loomis Park talking about early spring flowers. The
Horticultural Society district 4 had their annual AGM meeting at King Edward Park on Saturday. May 12th the Brighton Horticultural Society will have their Plant Auction Sale, auctioneer will be Jim Nelson.
The Friends of Hilton Hall had a successful exhibit “For the Love of Wood”.
The Brighton Curling Club received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation! http://northumberlandview.ca/index.php?module=news&type=user&func=display&sid=34112&title=brighton-curling-club-swept-up-with-95500-otf-grant&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Northumberlandviewcas+%28NorthumberlandView.ca%29
Also I crashed a bridal shower at King Edward Park. In my defense I read Bridal SHOW on the wide open door. My excuses to the bride to be and her family and friends, hope they had a great time.
[A note to this email by Brighton Events! This is NOT AN OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION OR TIMELINE! Official Communication can be found on the website http://www.brighton.ca/]
1. First off, thank you - VERY MUCH - to the citizens of Brighton for their continued patience & understanding during this ongoing State of Emergency.
2. At last night's council mtg, I moved - and Councillor McMurray seconded - a motion directing Mayor Walas to speak to the issue of the ongoing State of Emergency & water main break. This motion was unanimously supported by Council. Between Mayor Walas' statement & Council's questions, following is a timeline for resolution of the water main break. PLEASE NOTE: The following timeline is subject to change. It is based on the best available information & estimates that are currently available. The ongoing State of Emergency very much remains a very fluid situation.
(a) there were 2 breaks along the water main that supplies fresh water to urban Brighton;
(b) the first break (in the vicinity of the gas station on County Rd 30) has been fixed;
(c) the second break (in the vicinity of County Road 26) remains unfixed. Despite this continuing break, the Emergency Control Group decided it was prudent to restore the water supply on the evening of Saturday, April 18;
(d) the repair of the second break depends on the receipt of a replacement valve. It is BELIEVED that the correct valve has been located & will arrive in Brighton sometime today, April 21;
(e) when it is confirmed that the replacement valve is - in fact - the correct valve, there will be notification of a scheduled shut down of the water supply system. AT THIS TIME, it is anticipated this scheduled shut down will happen on the evening of Saturday, April 25; and
(f) crews will work to install this valve in the most timely manner possible. It is hoped that the valve installation can be completed by Sunday evening & that water supply can be restored at that time. Even after the valve repair is completed, there will be a requirement to maintain the Boil Water Advisory for at least another 48 hrs. The Boil Water Advisory can only be lifted after there have been 2 consecutive negative (ie; good) water quality tests. Each of the tests takes approx 24 hrs to complete.
3. Please also be aware that the State of Emergency, Boil Water Advisory & Burn Ban remain in effect.
4. I believe - and have heard it very clear & loud from the many e-mails & phone calls I have received - that there continues to be a need for improved communications during this State of Emergency. I am confident that the Emergency Control Group will make very effort to improve communications as this State of Emergency progresses. And - be assured - that I commit to doing all I can to improve communications when the State of Emergency is lifted.
5. There is nothing confidential in this e-mail. Please ensure its widest distribution.
6. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about the preceding - or any other - issue.
613 475 5120
Places to go for more information about the current situation and in the event if the Water shut off would happen again! www.brighton.ca for media releases
Some of the official Media outlets that have been reporting on it:
For information about our downtown Business and what they are doing to keep the downtown operating as normal as possible and the customers informed, check out their Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/DowntownBrightonON?fref=ts
Adrian the blogger of the Smiling idiot has been on top of the situation and has been releasing extra useful information. https://www.facebook.com/asmilingidiot?fref=ts
To all the planners, organizers, decision makers, labourers , fire department and everyone else involved, working around the clock to solve this problem! Thanks!To all the planners, organizers, decision makers, labourers , fire department and everyone else involved, working around the clock to solve this problem! Thanks!To all the planners, organizers, decision makers, labourers , fire department and everyone else involved, working around the clock to solve this problem! Thanks!
The knights "40 Cans for Lent" project produced 1290 cans, + a carton and a few loose packages of pasta, for the local food bank. That means that 32 members of the Brighton K of C Council participated.
Community Care Northumberland - Brighton
First workshop of the Spring Session
Magic Maple with Dorothy Fletcher, demonstration and tasting of easy to make recipes included
Maple Oatmeal Bread, Maple Apple Upside Down Cake, Maple Balsamic Dressing, Maple Chicken
There are a few spaces left in the Acrylic painting -May 6 and June 17,
Mosaic - May 27 and Photography - June 24
#TBT May 2002 The first play at the Proctor Simpson Barn aka Brighton Barn Theatre was “Play On!" The director was Steve Turl! This play was the start of a very successful Brighton Barn Theatre and they are still going strong after 13 years. The quality of their plays attracts people from far and wide and their productions sell out frequently. This weekend another Comedy will open: “Farce of Nature” A family is trying to save their fishing lodge from gangsters, executives, a cranky senior and others.
Monday evening I met up with Army Cadet parent Sherry during the Cadets Meeting at ENSS. She introduced me to Capt. Pam Hohner and Lt. Robin Brooks.
When I arrived at the gym it struck me how large this group of Army Cadets is. The Brighton Army Cadets was started in 2011 and currently consists of approximately 60 Cadets, ranging from 12 to 18 years old. Teens can join the Cadets any time as long as they are within the age range. They meet 3 times a week, with Monday evening... being a mandatory meeting. Thursday evening, also at ENSS, is when optional training programs such as marksmanship, drill team and orienteering are offered. Saturday morning is at the legion and is more `in the field training’.
Last Saturday they had a `race around Brighton’ where they practiced their navigational skills and orienteering. They also participate in competitions and have been bringing home medals.
How are they able to keep this high quality enrichment program running? With dedication, help from people and organizations in the community (Rotary and the Legion, for example) and fundraising. All the funds raised go straight back to the programs.
Although they would love to have a Brighton Cadet building, like the Legion has for their members, they are happy to be able to use ENSS and, when needed, the Legion for free, thus making sure that all funds received go into the enrichment of the program. At this moment they are also fundraising for a trip to Vimy Ridge in 2017. They would like to bring every cadet!
Joining the cadets is free and uniforms are provided.
This Friday evening and Saturday the Cadets will be all over town for Tag Day, "A day on which contributions to the fund are solicited, each contributor receiving a tag". On Saturday they also will be at the Legion for a Yard and Bake Sale; representatives of Pampered Chef, Avon, Regal and others will also be attending.
After the visit and walking past the Beacon Youth Centre, I was thinking how much our town is evolving. Although we are known as a retirement town, there are groups of caring adults guiding and mentoring the children and teens in our community.
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