Saturday, October 1, 2011


Hike for Wesleyville – October 15th

Work off those extra calories from Thanksgiving dinner! Grab a pledge sheet from Holton Flowers and join in the Northumberland Sunrise Rotary Harvest Hike on Saturday October15th at the Ganaraska Forest Centre.  We are asking friends and members of FOWV to do the walk/ run and get sponsors who agree to donate a set fee for Wesleyville if the hiker completes the 5 km course. The $20 entry fee includes a t-shirt, a bottle of water and a chili lunch. Contact Blake Holton (905) 885-7439.

Second Annual Harvest Festival – Sunday October 16th
Last year we had a fabulous Harvest Festival at the Wesleyville Church in October and this year’s event is promising to be even better.  Bring something and join the Pot luck lunch at 12:30 and then an afternoon of music, games, exploration and story-telling.  Shape-note singing and buskers are already lined up. Why don’t you consider participating? Contact Roz Farber at (905) 885-1575 for details.

Text Box: Good News from our Financial Wizard

With a great many thanks to the members and Cameco for their generosity (both with their cheque books and support of events) we have raised over $15,000 this year towards our projects.

Those projects include restoration of the stained glass windows, a new threshold stone and repairs to the steps, the finishing of the painting (inside and out) and the remedial work to the east side masonry.

Next year we would like to add accessibility to the church, including washrooms. Local architect Christopher Wallace is currently drafting plans so that quotes can be sought for the work. Not withstanding the possibility of grants, we will still need to raise 25% of the cost to be eligible for most grants (or another $15,000 in 2012).

Bearing that in mind, I urge you to come out and support the “Walkathon” on Oct 15th. Grab a sponsor sheet and hit up all those people who are constantly asking for your support. It’s not hard to get $100 or even $200. The Friends now accept Visa/MC so if your friends want to pay that way – no problem. Tax receipts will be issued. I will be walking on Oct 15th. 

Can’t make the 15th then we’ll see you on Sunday the 16th at Wesleyville for our version of Harvest Festival.

We have a policy never to spend funds we don’t have. So budgeting and seeking out grants and other funding sources is an important and rewarding part of my job with the “Friends”.
Mary Trevor, TreasurerTime Flies for our Chair

How time flies when you're busy. This could be the FOWV motto as it seems just yesterday was spring.

This summer has seen the restoration of the church's stained glass windows and installation of the replacement threshold at the front entrance. At present painting of the exterior woodwork, metal roof and some interior woodwork is taking place. Before the snow flies, the brick clad basement entrance will be restored and for the not too distant future, plans are afoot to make the building accessible by means of an entrance and washrooms.

It is our plan to have the building used for community events - the first rental of the building by Herb Jung for a play reading and showing of his paintings successfully took place in September.

Our Jazz under the Stars with Michael Francis not only presented us with wonderful music but an opportunity to meet more supporters.

Kathryn McHolm, Chair

Yuletide Caroling at the Church

Mark your calendar now. At 7 p.m. on December 4th join our new festive season event. Carol singing, cider, candles and traditional dress if you wish.

2011 September Work Highlights FOWV Progress


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