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By: Karen Ballok
July 14, 2017

Hello everyone. I have been away visiting family in South Carolina and have come back to our wonderful country. It takes a trip out of Canada to make you realize what a wonderful country we live in. Happy Birthday, Canada!


Once I was back from my holidays, I decided to take the residents at Tiverton Park Manor to Owen Sound to see the BIG DUCK. I really had to sell this trip because it would be "the one and only time in our lifetime that we would see this BIG DUCK." To sweeten the pot, I offered to first have lunch at Harrison Park Inn, a favourite.

After a lovely lunch, some of us wandered over to see the swans and all the other beautiful birds. Yes, this was our fowl day. After herding everyone back on the bus with our big smiles and cameras at the ready, we were off to see the BIG DUCK. As we were getting closer to the harbour, we were scanning the skyline for this BIG DUCK. How can you miss a 61-foot-tall, 79-foot-wide BIG yellow DUCK?

"Oh, look, there's something yellow in the water, Let's get a closer look."

As we got closer, we did, in fact, see the BIG DUCK right where it was supposed to be. But, wait, something was wrong with the BIG DUCK. My brave volunteer, Lori Harding, and I dismounted the bus to investigate. We'll got to the bottom of this. Seems the BIG DUCK wasn't even inflated. It was a mass of yellow rubber floating on the water. Disappointed? Well, yeah. But not the residents. They had a lovely lunch and fed some real ducks and had a ride on a nice day. What troopers. Thanks, Lori, see you next month on the next adventure.

The BIG DUCK wasn't much to see when the Tiverton Park Manor residents went to see it in Owen Sound; photo by Karen Ballok

On another note, Tiverton Park Manor is once again holding its annual Cruise Night, Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. There are some changes this year. The barbecue will be hosted by The Pearl, there will be carnival games, raffles, ice cream, a miniature horse petting zoo and face-painting for the kids. There will also be an open-mike for the many talented musicians in the area. This is sure to be a great night for the whole family. Make sure you mark this on your calendar.


The Tiverton Agricultural Society will be holding a Bruce County Beef Dinner, Sunday, July 23, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Dianne at 519-368-7114; adults, $18; children (aged six and older), $9.

Bright Beginnings Child Care will be holding a “Mom to Mom Sale,” Sunday, July 30. Admission is $2 and this will go to the food drive donation. There will be a raffle table, many different vendors and, of course, mom tables! All donations/profit go toward the playground expansion/upgrades. I will have a table there.


Beat the heat this summer in our air-conditioned library! Check out the new selections of books, DVDs, magazines in the comfort of the Tiverton Library.


Sorry to anyone whose birthday I missed while I was on vacation. This week's birthday wishes go to Kelly Robertson, Michelle Lamont, Dorne Fitzsimmons, Ernie Young, Craig Walker, Christi Broderick, Garrett Bonnett, Rebecca Wilson, Muriel Masurik, Helen Reist and Mary Hunter.

Anyone wishing to submit happenings or birthday/anniversary wishes from Tiverton, Underwood, Inverhuron and surrounding areas, please E-mail me at


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