Archive for December, 2014


  1. Introductions and Potluck Social
  2. Financial Report
  3. Friend of the South End: Jill Stannard
  4. Elections
  5. Gung Haggis Fat Choy
  6. Caroling
  7. Art Bins
  8. RCMP Neighborhood Update

1. Introductions:
Guest: Leonard Krog, MP

2. Financial ReportThe Treasurer reported that a shortfall of $1300.00 in donations caused a small deficit to the Picnic Account which has a current balance of $2,808.50.
The General Account balance is $1,991.67.

3. Friend of the South End: Jill StannardJill was recognized for her many years of supporting the South End Community, in particular, her role as historian and guide of the annual Heritage Walk; a popular feature of the Miners’ Day Picnic. She was honoured with the presentation of a ‘Friend of the South End’ Award and a floral tribute.

4. Elections: MP Leonard Krog attended to invigilate our annual Election process.
Results of the Election were:

  • Chairman – Douglas Hardie
  • Vice­Chair – Christine LoScerbo
  • Treasurer – Sandra Larocque
  • Membership – Sandy McLellan
  • Recording Secretary – Starr Faux
  • Member At Large – Blake McGuffie
  • Member At Large – Kathryn Hazel
  • Member At Large – Lisa Martin
  • Member At Large – Petra Sochor

5. Gung Haggis Fat Choy Fundraiser: Tickets are now available for our Second Annual celebration of Chinese New Year/Robbie Burns Day to be held on January 24 at the old Caprice Theatre on Nicol Street. This year’s menu will include chili and stew for general consumption as well as the traditional ceremonial Haggis/Fish. The Piper has not yet been confirmed. There will be a Dance presentation by Sydney’s Scottish Country Dancers. We will need approximately 20 tables – if you have tables you can provide, or are able to volunteer to make chili or stew, please contact Sandra Larocque as soon as possible at javawook@shaw.ca

6. Caroling: A reminder that this years’ Caroling Event will be held in the plaza area in front of Iron Oxide Art Supplies at 7pm on Wednesday, December 17 mulled wine for participants and Michelle has volunteered to play the flute.

7. Art BinsVolunteers are needed for our Art Bin Project. Contact Sandra or Chris LoScerbo to offer your time and talents.

8. RCMP Neighbourhood Update: Constable D. LaBerge

Needle boxes: Constable LaBerge reports that deliberations are in progress regarding placement of Sharps boxes. He will keep us updated.

Patricia Pub: The Patricia is now closed.

Nuisance Properties: He reports that the 2 nuisance properties at the North end of Haliburton have been quieted and that they are still working on issues with the View Street property. The Victoria Road property has now been demolished. He clarified for us that 75% of a property must be burned out or beyond remediation before the City can issue a demolition order.

Shell­7/11­McDonalds: The RCMP met with these businesses and spoke with them about ways to deal with Street Activity at their properties. On Saturday they will have a walk­through of Wisteria Lane at 10 a.m. To discuss ways of mitigating problems with drug dealing/use in the area.


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Car Rolling 2014It`s time for some festive Car Rolling in the South End … or is that Caroling?  You`ll have to join us to find out!  December 17th at 7 pm, we`ll gather in front of Iron Oxide (in the Firehall building at Victoria Road, Nicol Street and Victoria Crescent).  Songbooks, hot chocolate and goodies will be provided (and Willow`s making mulled wine); you just bring the muscle.

WHO: All are welcome!
WHAT: Car Rolling aka Caroling
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec 17th, 7pm

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