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“Tweed has it covered – you can feel, see, touch the enthusiasm!”

Postal address: Box 359, Tweed, Ontario, K0K 3J0


Spring Edition
Volume 5
Issue 2

Editor: Meriel Child
Gill Sparrow


UPDATE ON THE MARBLE CHURCH ARTS CENTRE RESTORATION AND MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR The year ahead is going to be exciting and very busy, especially now that the Marble Church Arts Centre is open for business! The grand opening was truly grand – a full house for the Alberta Young Memorial Jamboree. Now we need YOU more than ever! If you have specific expertise or interest in advertising, communications, P.R., business, marketing, finance, law, fundraising, arts programming, arts education, or any other area, then please join us and serve on one of the committees currently working hard to bring the T&AAC and Marble Church Arts Centre into the year 2011 and beyond.

Work is continuing to bring the Arts Centre renovation and upgrade project to completion. The beautiful windows have been repaired, a basic stage lighting system is in place and this summer, magnetic windows, draperies and a wheelchair access ramp with a paved drop-off area will be installed. Why not become an active participant in this great adventure? Join a committee; stand for election to the board of directors; just get involved!

Contact me at any time at don.herbertson@listweed.ca or at 613-478-2747 and I’ll put you in contact with the right people.

Don Herbertson


Photo: Gerry Heaseman

As mentioned above, this event was the performance which officially opened our Marble Church Arts Centre. Over 150 people attended and over $1,700 was fund-raised. What an incredible start! This event was so popular that it will be repeated on September 7th. Mark your calendars!


WINNERS (submitted by Elizabeth Churcher and Carol Martin)
We have read and considered the entries for the Writers’ Competition for 2010. We were impressed by the level of contributions, especially those submitted for the grades 1-5 level. In this category, in addition to awarding a winner, we have given awards to two runners up. This was an especially difficult group to judge as there is such a wide range of ability in these ages.
Grades 1-5 –
First Place: “Pigs in a Pen” by Morgan Cassidy
Runners Up: “I Wish I Had a Goat” by Cameron Connor Linsdell, “Cats” by Josephine McInroy
Grades 6-8 –
“The Environment” by Samantha Sedore
Grades 9-12 – “One Day In My Life: by Ellen Marrisett
Adult –
“Canada Should Not Be Fighting in Afghanistan” by Don Desaulniers
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. We were delighted with the response this year. The winning entries will be published in the Tweed News.
Congratulations to the winners (and runners up). Presentation of awards will be made at the final school assembly in June.

You may have already read about, (or attended a production), this group in our local newspaper. Further productions are planned – see listings in our upcoming events on page 2.

ART IN THE PARK There’s still room to participate! Forms are available on the website.

This year, it’s Sunday, August 29th at Poplars Golf Club, Stoco. Cost is $100 (no increase). Printable entry forms are available from our website www.tweedartscouncil.ca or from Meriel Child (613-478-3614) or Poplars Golf Club (613-478- 2038).
The number of participants is limited so make up your teams NOW and enter for a day of good golf, good company, good food and for a great cause.

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