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April Puslinch Community Newsletter

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Puslinch Community Newsletter Final Edition

The April 2022 Edition of the Puslinch Community Newsletter will be our final edition. We would like to thank our readers and all the organizations for sharing their events with us. We would also like to thank the hard work that has been put into the Puslinch Community Newsletter by the Township’s Recreation Committee.

To receive information on community events please follow the Township of Puslinch at Facebook.com/TownshipofPuslinch and Twitter.com/TwpPuslinchON. To stay up to date on events taking place in Puslinch and Wellington County visit or subscribe to the County of Wellington’s Festival and Events calendar: www.Calendar.wellington.ca/default/Month

Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market

SEASON OPENING of the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market on Saturday May 28th! We look forward to welcoming the community back for another delicious season and showcasing many of the wonderful and unique products available right here in Puslinch and surrounding areas. Our vendors are eagerly planning and preparing for the season ahead to provide you with some of the region’s best farm-fresh foods, locally grown produce, and handmade goods. Grow with us, every Saturday 8am – 1pm from May 28th to until the end of October in the Optimist Recreation Centre. 

Follow us on your favourite social media channels for regular updates and watch for upcoming contests and promotions! Facebook @aberfoylefarmersmarket Instagram @aberfoylefarmers Twitter @aberfoylemarket

Crieff Hills Retreat Centre

HEALTHCARE WORKER RETREAT Now more than ever we need to take care of our healthcare workers. This retreat is designed to help healthcare workers slow down and begin the recovery process after two grueling years of service. We are pleased to welcome Vicky Boateng, a trauma ICU RN that helps healthcare workers to heal with intention from burnout and empower them to walk in purpose. She will lead participants through guiding conversations, helping each person leave with the necessary tools to heal. Donna-Michelle Rancoeur, MSc(A), RRPR, CRA-RP will be providing reiki and reflexology during the retreat to aid in complete relaxation. Chef Matthew will offer a wide selection of beautiful, nourishing food. Lodging, meals, and activities are all included with the retreat, although every activity is completely optional, leaving plenty of room for napping, hiking or just reading a good book. Come to rest, learn and begin your journey to heal from burnout. May 16 – 18, 2022 https://crieffhills.com/programs/retreats/

ON FARM DINNER SERIES Crieff Hills will be hosting an On Farm Dinner Series that will feature local farmers and produce that we grow here on our farm! Our NEW Chef, Matthew Foote will prepare these delicious meals while participants get to experience and see the produce, trees or bees in action! There will be six dinners in the series, and each will include two hours of either learning, foraging or hiking, and a three-course dinner with two alcoholic drinks. Guests are welcome after the meal to continue hiking, visit the animals, and labyrinth.  This event is by ticket only!  Please click the links below to purchase tickets. https://crieffhills.com/programs/events/

Event Dates: 

Puslinch Minor Soccer Club

REGISTRATION is still open for the 2022 Outdoor Season – Timbits (ages 4 to 8) and Recreational (ages 9 to 18). 

2021 – PMSC saw 80% of our 2019 membership Return to Play in Timbits & ESL leagues. It was a GREAT season.  2022 – PMSC is preparing for a full return and then some!!  Timbits/Recreational (ESL) Registration teams are filling fast, we encourage you to save your child’s spot by registering now! More information available through our website www.puslinchsoccer.com

Puslinch Township Library

For current hours and services, please call the Puslinch Branch 519.763.8026 or visit us online at www.wellington.ca/Library.

TAKE-AND-MAKE-ACTIVITY KITS

Get creative with activity kits for all ages! Contents may include a hands-on activity, activity sheets, and suggestions for additional library resources. Pick up at your local branch on a first-come, first-served basis.

STORY TIME (AT HOME)

Join us virtually for live songs, stories, rhymes, and activities aimed at developing your child’s early literacy skills. Pre-registration is required to receive a kit and virtual meeting link.  If you would like to join us from another branch, please let the hosting branch know upon registration. Wednesdays, April 6 – 27 at 11:00 am

FIRST FRIDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS)

Discussing “All Things Consoled” by Elizabeth Hay. Please contact branch staff for meeting details. Friday, April 1

THIRD TUESDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS)

Discussing “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng. Please contact branch staff for meeting details. Tuesday, April 19

SCRABBLE CLUB(ADULTS)

Drop into the branch for an afternoon of casual word building entertainment! No experience necessary. Please register. Wednesdays, April 6 and 20 at 2:00 pm

JUST FOR YOU FROM WCL

Wondering what to read, watch, or listen to next? Wellington County Library staff are here to help! Tell us what you love and we’ll hand-pick a selection of titles for you to borrow. For more information, visit www.wellington.ca/JustForYou.  

While you’re waiting for Just for You selections, check out this list of new books at the library:

Fiction

Brook, Allison
Death on the Shelf

Cameron, Cecil 
An Italian Scandal

Elliot, Amanda 
Sadie on a Plate

Fraser, Jackie
The Bookshop of Second Chances

Gladstone, Max
Last Exit

Holton, India
The League of Gentlewomen Witches

Kennedy, Elle
Good Girl Complex

Lacey, Rachel 
Read Between the Lines

Moss, Sarah
The Fell

Yan, Ge   
Strange Beasts of China

Non-Fiction

Brennan, Todd
The Foot Book: Everything You Need to Know to Take Care of your Feet

Chollet, Mona
In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial

Cohen, Deborah
Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on A World at War

Duncan, Dennis
Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age

Eliot, Marc
The Hag: The Life, Times, and Music of Merle Haggard

Frost, Asha
You Are the Medicine: 13 Moons of Indigenous Wisdom, Ancestral Connection, and Animal Spirit Guidance

Nicolson, Adam
Life Between the Tides

Rappaport, Helen
After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War

Salk, Susanna
At Home with Designers and Tastemakers: Creating Beautiful and Personal Interiors

Seponara, Alison
The Anxiety Healer’s Guide: Coping Strategies and Mindfulness Techniques to the Calm the Mind and Body

Township of Puslinch

PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT REMINDER – DUE DATE APRIL 29, 2022.

Have you considered enrolling in one of the Township’s pre-authorized property tax payment plans? For more information on the payment plans, visit https://puslinch.ca/forms/pre-authorized-tax-payment-plan-application/  or contact the Township at 519-763-1226 x106 or services@puslinch.ca

TOWNSHIP FACILITY UPDATES

The following recreation amenities are open;

  • Puslinch Optimist Recreation Centre Gymnasium
  • Soccer and other sports fields
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Trails

The following facilities are closed:

  • Puslinch Community Centre – final stages of kitchen renovations. Facility will be re-opening soon.
  • Puslinch Optimist Recreation Centre Rink – Thank you to those who participated in this year’s skating activities; it was a great season!
  • Municipal Office – Township staff will be available to assist and serve residents by electronic means and by in-person appointments only.  To book an in-person appointment, please click on the following link to complete our online appointment form; https://puslinch.ca/appointment-request/

Phones will continue to be answered between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday at 519-763-1226. Email inquiries can be sent as follows:

The use of all Township facilities by the public must be in accordance with the physical separation directives issued by the Province. Individuals using these facilities, except for members of the same household, are required to maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres or six feet. All gatherings or events must comply with all Provincial directives, as well as those of Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health. We strongly encourage individuals utilizing available facilities to adhere to all physical distancing requirements.  Failure to do so, may result in the Township being directed to close facilities.

Enforcement concerns should be communicated to the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.

For more information on COVID-19, please contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at 1-800- 265-7293 or 519-822-2715 or visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca

ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES. The Township of Puslinch partners with the Cambridge and District Humane Society for the following animal control services: dogs at large, injured dogs, injured cats, aggressive dogs, domestic animals that are deceased in the home, injured wildlife and exotic animals. Should you require these services, please call the Cambridge and District Humane Society directly at

(519) 623-6323 or email dispatch@animalservicescambridge.ca

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