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Corkery Firefighters are switching it up this year! They will be decorating one of their firetrucks and driving around the community to hand out candy. You can still bring your ghosts and goblins to the fire hall for a little trick or treating!
Our next tournament is November 12, 2017 from 1pm-3pm. Sign up now before the tables fill up!
"Once Upon A Country Lane,” by Garfield Ogilvie
Have you ever wondered who lived in our area long before you came?  Do you wonder who lived in the old farms and log cabins that you see scattered around the country side?  Who were the Manions?  Where did the name Corkery come from?  Did you know Almonte was once known as Shipman’s Falls?  The book, “Once Upon A Country Lane,” by Garfield Ogilvie tells the colourful history of the West Carleton and Upper Huntley region from Carleton Place to Carp to Almonte.  Filled with wonderful photos and antecdotal stories from past and present residents, Ogilvie makes the history of our area come alive.  Ogilvie reaches back to when First Nations people roamed the area and lived off the land that many of us have our homes on.  Well researched and sprinkled with wonderful photos, along with true stories of the many families who came here in the early 1800's to clear, settle and build the community, Ogilvie gives the reader a clear picture of the past.  He tells of settlers’ hardships, their achievements, their triumphs and struggles through Depression and wars.  He speaks of the strong ties neighbours shared and the way in which they supported each other.   It gives insight to an area that was once a thriving and vigorous farming community.  Gary Ogilvie, a retired teacher and guidance counsellor with the Ottawa District School Board, spent most of his summers as a child and teen in the Upper Huntley area, living and working on his grandparent’s farm at O’Keefe’s Corners.  His writing is filled with humour, history, pathos, romance and folklore – all offered in a simple, chatty, down-home style.  If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please contact Val Forte at val4540@gmail.com.  Books are $25.00 each, payable by cash or cheque to Garfield Ogilvie.  This book makes a wonderful birthday or Christmas gift
 
For a limited time!
Harsh Yoga for all levels
Thursday morning 9:30-11 am
November 9- December 21
$13 per class if you sign up for a 2 month session
Email for details
Looking for an opportunity to meet your Corkery neighbours and enjoy a fun night out? Want to learn a new boardgame or play an old favourite with new people?
Come join us at the Corkery Community Center, the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7-10 pm.
Community Support Services
The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) offers various community supporter services in the Carp and West Carleton area for individuals who need support to function independently at home, because of a disability, illness or limitation due to aging. Here are just some of the services available:
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Adult Day Program (for people with Dementia or Alzheimer's)
  • Snow Go Assist Program
  • Transportation (from $10-$18)
  • Caregiver Support Groups
  • Community Helpers (free training)
Visit their website or call at 613-591-3686 for more information.
 
Spring is here... and so is the spring cleaning. If you're looking for a little help with cleaning up the yard, raking and mowing or if you have other odd jobs that you could use a hand with try Hire a Neighbour's Daughter or Son. With a list of available teens from our area on our website, you are sure to find someone to help. Check the list here.

If you are a teenager looking to add your name to the list, please send us an email.
Rink Boss Needed!

The Corkery Community will be needing a new rink boss for the next skating season. It will also be needing many more volunteer flooders. I will be going off to school next year with two of my brothers and will not be able to be the rink boss. If we do not have someone to fulfill this role and the role of flooders, the rink will not be able to operate next year and I know that that would be devastating for many families! You can do it! This is all you have to do…

These are the duties the Rink Boss would be responsible for:
  • Organize in getting the rink started.
  • Organize the flooding of the rink.
  • Organize the clearing of the rink.
  • Put together a report for the city at the end of the year.
  • A few small details that the board will give to you once you confirm.
You will receive compensation for your work from the Corkery board!

Flooders info:
  • A volunteer flooder is responsible for flooding at least one night a week. (1/2-1 hour of work.)
Good news! – I have one, very experienced brother still at home that is willing to help you!

Interested? Send us an email!

 

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