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The Fortune Teller

July/August 2010
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United Towns Minor Hockey Association
By Greg Dominaux

     The United Towns Minor Hockey Association held their AGM on Sunday May 30, 2010. President Bob Clements reported on the successes of the past year including the three medals won this year during the provincial championships, the addition of a third hour of practice time for all divisions and the donation of 10 sets of goalie equipment from the NHLPA.
The following individuals were also elected to serve as the association's executive for the next 2 years:

  • President - Bob Clements
  • Vice President - Greg Dominaux
  • Treasurer - Glen Rogers
  • Secretary - Linda Stoodley
  • Registrar - Rhonda Savoury
  • Technical Director - Steve Burt
  • Tournament Coordinator - Brian Rose
  • Referee in Chief - Glen Symes
  • Midget Team Rep - Sharon Clements
  • Bantam Team Rep - Marie Dunne
  • Pee Wee Team Rep - Vacant (no nominations)
  • Atom Team Rep - Glenda Mullins
  • Novice Team Rep - Lynn Downey
  • Pre-Novice Rep - Vacant (no nominations)
     Anyone interested in filling the role of either the Pre-Novice or Pee Wee Team Rep please contact any member of the executive to put your name forward.
     We are also very proud to announce that United Towns Minor Hockey Association President, Bob Clements, won the Brian Wakelin Executive of the Year Award at the Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador AGM held in Gander in June.
     Congratulations to Bob on winning this award! It was certainly well earned and well deserved.
Go Pirates Go!

Fortune Summer Program

     Our summer sports program will be starting in early July. If you intend to register a child this year, you can pick up a registration form at the Recreation Building on Eldon Street. Last year saw us double our number of participating children, and we are hoping to build on this number again this year.

Summer Festival

     This year's Summer Festival is scheduled for July 17 - 24, with Fortune Day being on July 24. We have a full schedule of events for the week and are hoping that the residents of the town are out and about for the activities we've planned. Many of the other organizations in town have also sponsored activities and hopefully these activities will also be well attended. A special welcome this year to the former students and teachers of Fortune Collegiate who will be home for this year's reunion. I'm sure that you'll enjoy your time with family and reacquainting with old friends and classmates. Schedules will be in the mail in the near future.

Salvation Stars Mime Troop
By Joanne Pierce

     This year during the Fortune Summer Festival we will be hosting a Junior Youth Day at the Salvation Army in Fortune on July 20 starting at 10:00 am. This will be a day filled with crafts, games, songs, stories and will also include dinner and snacks. If you are ages 4 - Grade 6 (all denominations) you are welcome to come along and enjoy the day. Pre-registration is required and the registration fee is $5.00. To register, please call Joanne at 832-2675 or Captain Charlene at 832-1884 on or before Thursday, July 16.
     Also during Fortune Day, we will have our booth with games and face painting. Please support our youth during Fortune Day.
     Salvation Star Mime Troop wishes everyone a safe and happy summer and encourages everyone to take part in the Fortune Summer Festival.

Fortune Head Interpretation Centre
By Linda Collier

     The Interpretation centre is now Open. Come and visit - It doesn’t cost anything to browse our gift shop. We have a variety of gifts – toys, apparel, jewellery, home decor, pewter, local crafts and jewellery made by residents of Fortune and surrounding areas of the Burin Peninsula.
     Current hours of operation (will change in July – opening earlier for those departing on the early ferry to St. Pierre):

  • Mon – Wed: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thurs & Fri: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
     We still have community cookbooks available for $10 that can be purchased at the Interpretation Center Gift Shop or at the Town Office.
     Please mark your calendar for Friday, July 23, 2010. We are hosting our Annual Tea Party starting a 2 p.m. at a cost of $5.00. We hope to see you all there.

Occupational Health & Safety Courses

     The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations were amended in 2009 with the result that a number of courses are no longer valid and employees will need to be retrained. In addition to this, there are a number of courses that have expiry dates and require retraining as well.
     To facilitate meeting training requirements, the Town of Marystown Occupational Health and Safety Committee would like to know if you are interested in working together to:

  • schedule training at times that better suit demand (i.e. offer training during off season or have two sessions so that only a portion of staff is unavailable at any given time)
  • share cost (i.e. for courses where trainers travel and flat fees are charged)
Persons interested in any of the following courses should contact:
Sherry Cluett
Clerk Typist I
Tel: (709) 279-1661, ext. 230

Health & Safety Courses

College of the North Atlantic – Burin Campus
  • Aerial Lift: Scissor Lift & Zoom Boom - $275.00 - 8 hours
  • Confined Space Awareness - $110.00 - 8 hours
  • CSTS - $ 85.00 - 4 hours
  • Detection and Control of Flammable Substances - $200.00 - 8 hours
  • Fall Protection Awareness - $110.00 - 8 hours
  • Flagperson/Traffic Control - $55.00 - 4 hours
  • Forklift Safety - $110.00 - 8 hours
  • H2S Alive - $200.00 - 8 hours
  • Occupational Health &Safety Representative - $165.00 - 1 days
  • OH&S Committee Member - $220.00 - 2 days
  • Powerline Hazards - $85.00 - 4 hours
  • Rigging / Slings - $275.00 - 3 days
  • Standard First Aid - $165.00 - 2 days
  • Swing Stage Operation - $275.00 - 2 days (Must have a current Fall Protection Certificate)
  • Transport Dangerous Goods - $85.00 - 4 hours
  • WHMIS - $55.00 - 4 hours
Course Offered by DMC
  • July 21-22 and November 17-18 - OH&S Committee Training - $242.75 - 2 days

Editor’s Note

     Please note that the current issue of the Fortune Teller is a combined edition for July and August. There is a lack of news during the summer months, with most groups and organizations being closed until September. The next newsletter will be the September edition.
     There are several very important events coming up which everyone should take note of, and make an effort to attend whenever possible. Remember, when you participate in these events you are supporting the town – your town!

  • July 17 … 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Alec & Ella Noseworthy; Lions Den; 2-5 pm
  • July 17 – 24 … Summer Festival
  • July 24 … Fortune Day
  • July 22 – 24 … Fortune Collegiate Multi-Class Reunion
  • July 23 … Annual Tea Party at the Fortune Head Interpretation Centre

Fortune Memorial Library CAP Site

     The general public is advised that, effective Monday, June 29, 2010, the library will resume its normal operating hours. Monday to Friday afternoons at 2-5 pm; and Wednesday evening at 6-9 pm.

50th Wedding Anniversary

     Alec and Ella Noseworthy will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary with an open house at the Fortune Lions Den on July 17, 2010, from 2-6 pm. Come along and bring a friend. Best wishes only.

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