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27 July, 2018 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 41 Grand Manan Rotary Festival scheduled by Arlene Benham trap shoot at the range on Kent Hill Road The theme of the Grand Manan 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is $60, and Rotary Festival is "Be an inspiration to lobster chowder will be available. your community," and events for the pop- Family Fun Day continues on Saturday ular holiday are scheduled from Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m. Sharing space in the July 28, to Monday, August 6. community center will be the market from Beginning on Saturday, July 28, the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an arts and skills Norman Ingersoll and Elmina Cook golf demonstration by island artists and crafts- tournaments begin at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m people from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. respectively, and on Sunday, July 29, there The parade begins at 12 noon at St. is a kayak poker run at 1:30 p.m. and a Paul's hall and ends at the curling club. family mini-putt tournament at Brookside Participants are invited to "decorate any- at 2 p.m. The rain date for the latter is thing that moves" to reflect the festival Sunday, August 5, at 3 p.m. theme. A new event on Thursday, August 2, is The fire department: will host the annu- a barbecue rib dinner at the community al competition against mainland teams at school at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and sold the fire hall at 1 p.m with games for only in advance; call 662-3161 or 662- children. 3450. The evening will include an auction Saturday evening's concert at the for some island experiences including a school at 7 p.m. features old-time country couple of themed tours, a drive in an an- music. Admission is $10. tique car, a catered dinner and family fun On Sunday, August 5, the Rotary and packages donated by local businesses. Independent Grocer will host the annual On Friday, August 3, the children's and chicken barbecue at Anchorage Park at pet parades begin at 10 a.m. at the cam- 1:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for half a chick- munity center. Also at the community cen- en, sides and a beverage or $10 for a quar- ter, the free Family Fun Day runs from 1 ter chicken. to 4 p.m. with games, inflatables and bal- For pickleball enthusiasts, there will be loons. The Rotary canteen will be open. a pick-up mixed doubles tournament at 1 "Breakout Saint John," an escape-room p.m. at the community center. Registra- game, runs from 12 noon until 7:15 p.m. tion begins at 12:30 p.m. and is $5 per and Saturday, August 4, from 9 a.m. until person; teams will be drawn. For inforrna- 5:30 p.m. Contact Susan Benson for in- tion or to register in advance call 662- formation. 8660 or 662-3937. St. Paul's Church will again host the There will be a boat poker run at 1:30 lobster roll supper at the hall at 5 p.m.; the p.m. for $20 a hand; for information call cost is $20 per person. This will be fol- 662-3266. lowed by a variety show and silent dessert For little ones, Community Life Church auction at the school at 7 p.m with pro- will host a dress-up Princess Tea and Su- ceeds to support Corey Frost's double perhero Gathering at 3:30 p.m. with cup- lung transplant, cakes and lemonade. The cost is $25 for On Saturday, August 4, blueberry pan- one youngster and adult escort and $5 for cakes and sausages will be served at St. additional children. Paul's hall from 8 to 9:30 a.m or until On Sunday evening, there will be a con- sold out. The cost is $10 per person, with cert featuring singers from island church- children under 6 years old free. The three- es at the school at 6 p.m. Admission i, by mile road race begins at 9 a.m. and goes donation, and proceeds support the Rata- from 670 Route 776 to Harbour Grille; the ry's scholarship trust fund. entrance fee is $5. The Grand Manan The weekend wraps up with the fire Wildlife Association will host a skeet and department's annual fireworks show at Stanley Beach at 10 p.m. For those still II;11 council looking for fun on the holiday Monday, vlllaye votes August 6, there will be laser tag at the to name SNBSC as community center for $5 per person from 12:30 to 5 p.m. buildina insoectors The festival is supported by many to- -- -- " On July 9 the Village oft Grand Manan nors. The Rotary Club currently has 27 members. The ongoing "Win Win" lotery Council voted to appoint Southwest New has raised over $175,000 for many ishnd Brunswick Service Commission (SNBSC) staff to the role of development officers groups and programs, as well as a furlaer and building inspectors for the island. This $175,000 for community projects. "he club also provides scholarships, spons)rs action will enable residents and contrac- student enrichment programs and supprts tars to have construction projects inspect- international projects. ed by professional and qualified building inspectors who will apply the National Building Code. Grand Manan will also be able to have the island's 2004 Rural Plan updated to reflect the changing needs of the village. The other component of these new services will be the development and enforcement of a new unsightly premises bylaw for the island. Many municipalities across New Brun- swick are opting to have the Regional Ser- vice Commissions provide planning and building inspection services. SNBSC cur- rently serves the Local Service Districts in Southwest New Brunswick, which in- cludes White Head Island. By sharing ser- vices with the whole region, Grand Manan can get an economy of scale with profes- sional planning and inspection services at a much lower cost. Residents will be able to fill out permit applications online by visiting and e-mailing with an application, construction drawings and site plan. For help filling out an application, call SNB- SC at (506) 466-7369 Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In-person applications may still be done at Grand Manan's vil- lage office by calling ahead and arranging an appointment. Child benefit to be raised in Canada Helping hard-working middle-clss families provide the best start in life 'or their children is a top priority for the Gv- ernment of Canada. That is why two yars ago the government launched the Canda Child Benefit (CCB) to help families the high cost of raising children. The C2B is simpler, tax free and more gener, us than previous child benefit programs. On July 19, New Brunswick Southvest MP Karen Ludwig announced that he CCB will be increased to keep up with he cost of living. This change comes Wo years ahead of schedule and will give lar- ents even more money each month to h lp them provide for their children. The C?B wilt now have a maximum annual ben fit of $6,496 per child under age 6 and $5, 81 per child age 6 through 17. Ludwig states, "I hear often from moms and dads in our area on how important the Canada Child Benefit is to them, from enrolling their children in sports to saving for their education and in some cases even helping with groceries or paying bills." SPEAKING TO STUDENTS on at the Grand Manan Library's summer reading program on July 17 is author Joann Hamilton-Barry. (Arlene Benham photo) Author encourages local students to read by Arlene Benham Blackbeard. In keeping with the Grand Manan Li- "It's amazing how much the island has brary's summer reading program theme changed in the last four years, with all the of "I will be what I read," visiting author digging and treasure hunting that's going Joann Hamilton-Barry encouraged stu- on," Hamilton-Barry said. "You would dents to "read to try to learn as much as think that engineers today would be able you can." The Saint John author spoke to to solve a puzzle someone made hundreds about 30 youngsters on July 17 about her of years ago," but treasure hunters have books, Boldly Canadian: The Story of the encountered many accidents and equip- RCMP and Oak Island and the Search for ment problems, leading some to believe Buried Treasure. the island is cursed. Popular lore says, The summer reading program focuses "When all of the oaks are gone and seven on different careers each week, and the people have died, the treasure will be theme for this day was careers related to found," and although she said six people books. Hamilton-Barry began by describ- have died, there are still lots of oak trees. ing how she became a writer, librarian The list of things found on the island rang- and "someone who likes to read," recall- es from coins, buttons and china to parch- ing that her mother took her to the library ment and pieces of coconut fiber. often as a child and she read all the time. However, she pointed out to students in A favorite game was pretending to be a a quote from Walt Disney, "There is more librarian with her own books. Her father treasure in books than in all the pirates' was a Mountie, which sparked her interest loot on Treasure Island, and best of all, and early knowledge of the RCMP. She you can enjoy these riches every day of said it took four years to write Boldly Ca- your life." Returning to the theme of the nadian, explaining to the students the role program, she told them that her son, who of an editor, loved to read and play video games, now Reading Treasure Island and The Hand works for Google, and she envisions her of Robin Squires then kindled an interest daughter, who loved to read about make- in Oak Island. and she began researching up and hair. pursuing a career in a related her second book. While gathering infor- field in the future. She said, "You can be marion she "came across some key whatever you read about." names," one of whom was one of the orig- The library' s eight-week program hosts inal researchers on the island. He connect- between 20 and 30 students each Tues- ed her to some local people and island day. Hamilton-Barry's third book, There property owners, so she was able to visit. Be Pirates, will be published soon. 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