Locals given chance to skate with or against the Leafs’ alumni

One Lindsay policeman won’t get a delay of game penalty after finding out that he could lace up with the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni to raise money for the Food Source next March.

Kawartha Lakes Food Source executive-director Roberta Sommerville said Kawartha Lakes Police Service Constable Paul Hatton marched into her office with $250 in cash to secure a spot as a forward on the alumni team. The pay-to-play game will see a forward, defenseman and assistant coach joining the alumni against a team of 17 local players. Those interested in joining the local team can sign on for just $150 for what Sommerville terms a “thrill of a lifetime.” The game will be played March 8, 2014 at the Lindsay Recreational Complex.

Const. Hatton said he thought it was a small price to pay since “you can’t pass up an opportunity like that. It is a chance of a lifetime.” Const. Hatton plays men’s league hockey and qualifies as he is 35 years old-plus. He said he loves playing hockey and taking part in this particular game is an opportunity to give back to the community by supporting Food Source. Add the chance of being in a dressing room with NHL legends, some of whom have hoisted a Stanley Cup, and playing with them makes Const. Hatton – who is the father of a 13-year-old boy – as excited as a boy himself. “I’m Canadian, right. Hockey’s number one in this country. Young or old anybody would jump at this opportunity, even just to talk to these players.”

If you are interested in signing up to join the alumni team, or the local team, please contact Sommerville: 705-324-0707; klfoodsource@bellnet.ca

Quick facts: The Toronto Maple Leafs alumni will take on a team of local all-stars on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Lindsay Recreational Complex.

The Food Source is also looking for event sponsorship, the local teams’ jersey sponsorship, souvenir program advertising, and, of course, people to attend the game. There will be a select number of VIP tickets sold ($100), which includes preferred seating for the game preceded by a reception; regular tickets are just $25 each and standing room tickets $15. Contact the Food Source to secure your tickets, which will be mailed out in January.

For further information, contact Kawartha Lakes Food Source executive director Roberta Sommerville at 705-324-0707 or klfoodource@bellnet.ca

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Kawartha Lakes Collision Reporting Centre opening October 15th

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, the Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police and Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSI) facilitators of Collision Reporting to the insurance industry, are pleased to announce the opening of the Kawartha Lakes Collision Reporting Centre at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6 Victoria Avenue North in Lindsay, Ontario.

The Kawartha Lakes Collision Reporting Centre will provide enhanced value to the public in the reporting of vehicle collisions by providing a faster and safer response to property damage collisions. In addition, the Centre will also help free up officer time that can be re-allocated to other investigations and crime and accident prevention initiatives.

The CRCs are funded entirely by supporting insurers so there is no cost to the Police Service or local taxpayers.

John Hagarty, Chief of Police for the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service states that, “The establishment of a Collision Reporting Centre is another excellent example of working in partnership with the OPP, where separately we would not be able to provide this service. The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Services Board recently consulted with our community in looking at the nature and level of the future services required by the community we serve, and the potential costs for the delivery of this service to those who will receive it, this initiative is one of the outcomes of the consultation process allowing us to maintain current services, while enhancing their delivery.”

“Kawartha Lakes OPP is pleased to partner with the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, Accident Support Services International and the City of Kawartha Lakes to pilot this Collision Reporting Centre. The intent of establishing this Collision Reporting Centre is to provide greater convenience for motorists as they will no longer have to wait for an officer to attend minor collisions. At the same time it will free up officers to focus on higher community priorities thereby enhancing public safety and police efficiency “, added Inspector Rob Shaw, City of Kawartha Lakes OPP Detachment.

The Kawartha Lakes Collision Reporting Centre is located at 6 Victoria Avenue North, Lindsay. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Collisions eligible for reporting at the Centre are property damage collisions where there are no injuries and no criminal offences involved. Police will continue to investigate collisions at the scene that involve injuries, suspected criminal activity or damage to private property.

In cases where a collision occurs and vehicles are moveable, citizens will be directed to drive to the Centre to complete their report. In cases where vehicles are not moveable, tow trucks will be dispatched to the scene to clear the vehicles and transport parties involved to the CRC. Upon arrival at the centre, citizens are greeted by a member of the Accident Support Services staff who provides assistance to complete the police report, applies the ‘damage reported to police’ sticker, photographs the damage to the vehicle, and offers the customer the opportunity to contact their family, broker or insurance company directly from the Centre. The citizen is provided with a one-stop service opportunity for all of their reporting needs. Completed police reports will be reviewed by police on site for accuracy and issuing of violation tickets if warranted.

ASSI currently operates 27 Collision Reporting Centres in Ontario, and 2 in Alberta. 31 additional jurisdictions utilize ASSI’s CROMS program as their electronic collision and records management database. For more information on ASSI, please visit http://www.accsupport.com.

2014 Rotary/Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Hospital Lottery Calendars

Rotary RMH 2014 Lottery Calendar

Once again my Rotary Club have partnered with the Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to sell Lottery Calendars.

How it works:

Buy a calendar for $20

There will be 366 draws in 2014.

• Monthly 1st day (except July & January) $75
• January 1st $100
• July 1st $100
• December 25th $100
• Daily except as above $25
• Wuzzle Contest $100

Winners will be mailed their cheques as soon as possible after the end of each month. The winning tickets are returned to the draw, so you can win again and again.

Please drop by or DM me ASAP if you want one, they went quickly last year!