Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night will be held November 7, starting at 6pm in the community center. The Women’s institute will be serving dinner, and Bob Heywood will be the evening’s entertainment.
ND Board of Trade will be doing our semi-annual roadside cleanup this Saturday. Meet at the Board of Trade office to have a route assigned. Coffee afterwards at The Emporium.
Community Care Concepts is hosting their Fall Family Fun Night at the community center. Free chili dinner (and fun) served between 5-7pm Thursday October 19th.
The Community Harvest Dinner will be held Sat Oct 14 at the New Dundee Community center. Roast beef and all the trimmings will be served! There will be two seatings, one at 5:00 and one at 6:00. For tickets ($20) please contact Kelly at 519-574-2618. Funds raised go to support the youth ministries.
Last week we fed 420 people a belly-busting meal of fish, chips, salads, and desert. How much garbage do you think we produced from the fish fry?
About 1/2 bag!
Led by ND Board of Trade member Alice Scott, our annual fish fry was on a mission to reduce waste to virtually nothing. We used biodegradable or reusable cloths for cleanup. Containers were recycled, as were cups for the cold drinks. Garbage cans were removed from the public area so that all plates and settings were brought back to the kitchen for sorting by board of trade members. All dishes and cutlery were sorted, all food scraps and paper napkings/placemats were also sorted and either composted or recycled. Alice led a virtual assembly line from trays of dirty dishes, through sorting, through to the dishwasher.
The small amount of garbage remaining was created mostly during the preparation and setup for the fish fry. We’ll be reviewing this to see if we can eliminate garbage completely for our next event.
A very cool initiative by the Board of Trade. Thanks Alice!
On September 10th, Jeff Hauck of New Dundee had a tragic riding accident. He suffered severe spinal trauma resulting in no feeling from the waist down. A GoFundMe page has been set up so that area residents are able to assist. You can find the GoFundMe page here.
Amy is a Waterloo Oxford student and long time New Dundee resident (parents Linda and Paul Darkes, members of the ND BOT).
We’re all very proud to have such a strong confident young resident representing us at the fall fair. Thank you Amy!
The New Wilmot Thunder Rep Softball Tryouts for 2018 Teams
will be taking place in the coming weeks. All Wilmot Youth are welcome to tryout. (Birth years 1999-2009). To participate in the rep tryout process please signup here:
Sign up for Wilmot Thunder
(Be sure to sign up for the division corresponding to the player’s birth year)
Due to the time constraints on the season (weather) we would ask that all planning to participate, sign up by September 17, 2017.
(Please note: This is not a registration link for the 2018 Season – Registration and payment will be made via the RAMP process as in the past, and will be done at a later date)
Members of the ND Board of Trade recently visited the Willibald Distillery located just outside Ayr Ontario.
This new distillery currently focus on their own blend of Gin, however they expect to have whiskey available in about 3 years (Canadian whiskey must be aged 3 years).
Members saw the entire distilliation process including:
- starting with a mash of local grains (they expect to eventually grow their own grains on the home farm) they add yeast to convert the sugar in the grain to alcohol.
- The first distillation produces whiskey which is aged in oak casks for at least 3 years.
- The second distillation produces tasteless, odourless vodka.
- The third distillation produces gin. During this stage juniper berries and other spices are added to the vodka prior to the third distillation. During the actual distillation the steam produced is passed through additional spices for further flavouring.
- Willibald then ages their gin for 6 months, producing a gin with a distinct amber colour.
If you’d like to see this local business in person, they are having an end of summer food truck and cocktail event from noon until 5pm on September 30, 2017. Full details available on their website.