A Guide to Your
Farm & Rural Community

Posted on County of Elgin web site at:
(Under "Links", then "Local and Community Links",
then "Elgin County 2006 Rural Organization Guide")


Compiled and Maintained by: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs,
London Resource Centre.

Thank you for helping us keep this guide up-to-date. If you have
any changes or additions to be made, please e-mail:
[email protected]

Telephone: 519-873-4070 or Fax: 519-873-4062

Updated May, 2006

Table of Contents:

Rural Organizations
Municipal Contacts
Members of Federal and Provincial Parliaments
Media Contacts
Regional Contacts

The Provincial Agriculture and Food list is available
on the OMAFRA Web Site at:


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Elgin County Rural Organizations

Agriculture in the Classroom
President/Chair - Ian Foster, R.R. 4, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R3, 519-773-8718,
Fax: 519-773-8719
E-mail: [email protected], Secretary - Gayle Bogart, R.R. 1, 35469 Third Line, Southwold, ON N0L 2G0, 519-764-2219, Fax: 519-764-2709, E-mail: [email protected]

Agricultural Societies

Box 192, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9, 519-773-3445, Fax: 519-773-3492, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.aylmerfair.ca, President - Ray Ormerod, Secretary - Devern Chmarney
P.O. Box 130, Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, E-mail: [email protected],
Web Site: www.rodneyfair.ca, President - Judy Macuda, 519-693-4680, Secretary -
Nancy McGregor, 519-768-1348
c/o Shirley Longhurst, R.R. 1, Southwold, ON N0L 2G0, President - Donald Miller,
R.R. 4, Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0, Tel/Fax: 519-764-2854, Fax: 519-764-9712, E-mail: [email protected], Secretary - Shirley Longhurst, R.R. 1, Southwold, ON N0L 2G0
PO Box 74, Dutton, ON, N0L 1J0, 519-762-2333, President - Joe Mylrea, 519-762-6282, Secretary - Tara Lethbridge, 519-762-2333

Ausable Communuity Centre
183 Main Street, Box 820, Lucan, ON N0M 2J0, 519-227-1453, Fax: 519-227-1454
Employment Resource Coordinator - Laurie St. Pierre, E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.ausable.ca/

Aylmer Area Community Foundation
287 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, ON N5H 1J9, 519-773-5655, Fax: 773-5622
Web site: www.aylmerfoundation.on.ca, E-mail: [email protected]

Bayham Community Centres (rental hall)
Manager - Straffordville - Jackie DeClercq, Box 160, Straffordville, ON N0J 1Y0, 519-866-3323
Fax: 519-866-3884, E-mail: [email protected], Manager - Vienna - Jackie Bootle, Box 160, Straffordville, ON N0J 1Y0, 519-866-3427, Fax: 519-866-3884, E-mail: [email protected]

Beekeepers' Association (Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford)
President - Mark Taziar, 30216 Wilson Road, R.R.3, Kerwood, ON N0M 2B0, 519-828-3452
E-mail: [email protected]

Bereavement Resource Council of Elgin
300 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 4L1, 519-633-2149, Toll Free: 1-800-463-1810,
Fax: 519-463-7829, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.brce.ca

Cattlemen's Association
President - Ken McCallum, R.R. 1, Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0, 519-762-5112, Fax: 519-762-5112
Secretary/Promotions Coordinator - David Brown, R.R. 1, Southwold, ON N0L 2G0, 519-764-2628

Chamber of Commerce - Aylmer and Area
44 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, ON N5H 1J7, 519-773-5655, Fax: 519-773-5622
E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.aylmerchamber.on.ca
President: Michael Stover, Vice President: Ed Walcarius, Secretary/Treasurer: David Bronicheslki

Chamber of Commerce - Dutton-Dunwich
c/o 160 Main Street, Dutton, ON N0L 1J0, 519-762-6498, President - Evelyn Poisson, Secretary/Treasurer - Bev Galbraith, 179 Main Street, Dutton, ON N0L 1J0, 519-762-6060

Chamber of Commerce - St. Thomas and District
555 Talbot St., St. Thomas, ON N5P 1C5, 519-631-1981, Fax: 519-631-0466, E-mail: [email protected]
, Web site: www.stthomaschamber.on.ca, Chair/Board of Directors -
Tom Pickard, President and CEO - Bob Hammersley, 519-631-1981, Ext. 24, Fax: 519-631-0466,
E-mail: [email protected], Provincial Director - Judy Knops

Chamber of Commerce, West Elgin
Chairperson - Ted Uffen, 242 Graham Road, P.O. Box 190, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0, 519-768-9999,
E-mail: [email protected], Secretary - Irene
Puddester, 22039 Hoskins Line, R.R. 1, Rodney, ON
N0L 2C0, 519-785-2217, E-mail: [email protected], Provincial Ontario Chamber of Commerce, 180 Dundas Street, #505, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8, 416-482-5222, Fax: 416-482-5879

Christian Farmers' Federation
President -
Pete DeKraker, 519-765-4678
Secretary - Dave Knapp, 519-765-4734

Conservation Authorities

8079 Springwater Road, R.R. 5, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R4, Web site: www.catfishcreek.ca,
E-mail: [email protected], President - Danial R. Dale, 519-773-9037, Fax: 519-765-1489, General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - 519-773-9037, Fax: 519-765-1489

44015 Ferguson Line, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T3, Web site: www.kettlecreekconservation.on.ca, E-mail: [email protected], President/Chair - Tom Marks, 519-631-1270, Fax: 519-631-5026, Secretary/Treasurer -
Bryan D. Hall, 519-631-1270, Ext. 222, Fax: 519-631-5026, E-mail: [email protected]
c/o Bonnie Carey, R.R. 1, Mount Brydges, ON N0L 1W0, 519-264-2420, Fax: 519-264-1562, E-mail: [email protected]
100 Thames Street, Chatham, ON N7L 2Y8, Web site: www.lowerthames-conservation.on.ca, President - Brian King, RR 2, 4376 Forbes Line, Tilbury, ON N0P 2L0, 519-682-0366, E-mail: [email protected], General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - Jerry G. Campbell, 519-354-7310, Fax: 519-352-3435, E-mail: [email protected]
R.R. 3, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K2, 519-428-4623, Fax: 519-428-1520, Chair - Mr. Cliff Evanitski, R.R. 4, Aylmer, ON N5H 4R3, 519-866-3487, Fax: 519-866-5366, General Manager - Mr. Jim Oliver, 519-428-4623, Fax: 519-428-1520, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.lprca.on.ca

Egg Producers (Zone 3) Oxford, Elgin and Norfolk, Provincial Director - Murray DeLouw, R.R. 2, Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0, 519-283-6357, Fax: 519-283-6411 E-mail: [email protected]

Elgin 4-H Association
President/Chair/Provincial Director - Barb Taylor, 10085 Culloden Road, Box 32, R.R. 1, Eden, ON N0J 1H0, 519-866-3802, E-mail: [email protected], Secretary/Treasurer - Rosemary Kennedy, R.R. 4, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R3, 519-773-2751, E-mail: [email protected], Web site (Provincial):

Elgin Community Futures Development Corporation
Office - 300 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 4L1, 519-633-7597
Fax: 519-633-5070, Web site: www.elgincfdc.on.ca

Elgin County Dairy Producers' Committee
Chairperson - Dave Jenkins, 519-644-0755,
Secretary - Peter Kerkvliet, 36864 Fingal Line, R. R. 1,
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S5, 519-769-2006

Elgin County Holstein Club
c/o Ken Zimmer, R.R. 7, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R6, President/Chair - David Clinton, R.R. 7, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T2, 519-637-3037, Secretary/Treasurer - Ken Zimmer, 519-773-2875, E-mail: [email protected]

Elgin County Farm Safety Council
6735 Springfield Road, RR 6, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R5, E-mail: [email protected],
President - W.E. Turvey, 45645 Southdale Line, R.R. 2, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S6, 519-631-0936,
Fax: 519-631-2778, Secretary-Treasurer/Media Spokesperson - Dianna Hewson, 519-773-3321,
Fax: 519-773-3402

Elgin County Plowmen's Association
President - Brian Fife, 27 Woodworth Avenue, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3J6, 519-633-8283 Secretary/Treasurer - Allen Millman, R.R. 4, 45399 Sparta Line, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S8
519-775-2526 Fax: 519-775-2204, Provincial Director - Ralph Millman, R.R. 1, 5699 Yarmouth Centre Road, Union, ON N0L 2L0, 519-782-3875, Fax: 519-782-4935

Elgin County Pork Producers' Association
President - John VanLith, R R 1, Bothwell, ON N0P 1C0, 519-695-3408, Fax: 519-695-5524
Secretary/Treasurer - Murray Buis, 46906 Helkaa Line, R.R. 7, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R6
519-773-5101, Fax: 519-773-5290, E-mail:
[email protected], Provincial Director - Mary Ann Hendrikx, R.R. 5, Strathroy, ON N7G 3H6, 519-247-3623 Fax: 519-247-9949

Elgin Federation of Agriculture
228-450 Sunset Road, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1, President/Chair/East Elgin Provincial Director -
Donna Lunn, R.R. 1, Belmont, ON N0L 1B0, 519-644-0316
, Fax: 519-644-2625, E-mail: [email protected], Secretary/Treasurer - Roberta Gillard, 519-633-0114, Fax: 519-633-6082,
E-mail: [email protected], West Elgin Provincial Director - Pete Agar, R.R. 4, Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0, 519-764-2862, Fax: 519-764-2573, Web site: www.elginfarmers.ca

Elgin Grain and Oilseeds Producers
c/op Don Ciparis, 22576 Queen's Line, R.R. 3, Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, E-mail: [email protected] President - Don Ciparis, 519-785-0001, Fax: 519-785-1799, Secretary - Rob Foster, 45805 Mapleton Line, R.R. 8, St. Thomas, ON, 519-644-0699, Fax: 519-633-7009, Email: [email protected]
Representative to Ontario Corn Producers' Association - Director - Jeff Davis, Region 13, R.R. 8,
St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T3, (519) 633-7506, E-mail: [email protected]
Representative to Ontario Soybean Growers' Marketing Board - John E. Johnston, 15611 Morrison Road, R.R. 1, Wardsville, ON N0L 2N0, 519-693-7070 E-mail: [email protected]
Representative to Ontario Wheat Producers' Marketing Board - Allen Taylor, R. R. 8, St Thomas, ON
N5P 3T3, 519-631-9047, Fax: 519-631-9723, E-mail: [email protected]

Elgin Soil and Crop Improvement Association
President - B. Lyle, 519-631-0539, Secretary - Margaret May, 4360 Glendon Drive, R.R. 4, Glencoe, ON N0L 1M0, 519-287-5334, Fax: 519-287-5334, E-mail: [email protected]

Elgin Stewardship Council
c/o MNR, 353 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, ON N5H 2S8, President - Russ W. Hsie, Coordinator -
Mark Emery, 519-773-4739, Fax: 519-773-9014, E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.ontariostewardship.org

Elgin St. Thomas Community Food Advisors
99 Edward Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1Y8, 519-631-3159, Ext. 237, Fax: 519-633-0468,
Contact: Sherrie Sanders, E-mail: [email protected]

Elgin-St. Thomas United Way Services
300 SouthEdgeware Road., St. Thomas, ON N5P 4L1, E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.stthomas.unitedway.ca, President - Karen McCaw, 519-631-3171,
Secretary - Michael Kelley

Employment Services Elgin
400 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1B8, 519-631-5470, Fax: 519-633-5854
, Web site: www.jobselgin.ca, E-mail: [email protected], President/Chair - Cathy Grondin

Environmental Farm Plan
5360 Glendon Drive, R.R. 4, Glencoe, ON N0L 1M0, Program Representative - Margaret May,
519-287-5334, Fax: 519-287-5334, Web site: www.ontariosoilcrop.org, E-mail: [email protected]

Horticultural Societies

P.O. Box 317, Dutton, ON N0L 1J0, President - Connie Dieleman, 27757 Talbot Line, Wallacetown, ON N0L 1M0, 519-762-2563, E-mail: [email protected], Secretary/Treasurer - Shirley Vojin, 185 Currie Road, Dutton, ON N0L 1J0, 519-762-2021, District #10 Director, Anna Peterson, P.O. Box 101, St. Marys, ON N4X 1A9, 519-284-0179

P.O. Box 164, Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0, President - Eleanore Langeland, 27 Union Street, Vienna, ON, Secretary, Gloria Wilson, Box 211, Port Burwell, ON, N0J 1T0, 519-874-1150, Provincial Director - Anna Peterson, P.O. Box 101, St. Marys, ON N4X 1A9
c/o 43 Marlene Street, St. Thomas, ON N5R 1B5, President - Jill Roughley, 57 Crescent Avenue, St. Thomas ON N5P 2K4, 519-633-2179 (days), 519-633-2184 (evenings), Fax: 519-637-3790, E-mail: jdroughleyexeculink.com, Secretary - Brenda Comfort, 519-637-1644
c/o Mary Bodnar, R.R. 2, 21140 Marsh Line, Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, E-mail: [email protected], President - Theresa Niccolls McDonald, 304 Furnival Road, Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, 519-785-2062, Secretary - Mary Bodnar, 519-785-0937, Treasurer - Adam Hrabinski, 519-785-2184, E-mail: [email protected]
Box 617, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0, President - Susan Lilley, R.R. 1, West Lorne, ON
N0L 2P0, 519-768-2665, E-mail: [email protected], Secretary - Wendy Goodall, E-mail: [email protected]


ELGIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1
519-631-1460, Fax: 519-631-9209 Web site:
Director of Library Services - Cathy Bishop, E-mail: [email protected]
Manager of Library Services - Dianne Palmer, E-mail: [email protected]

Branch Libraries

AYLMER OLD TOWN HALL LIBRARY - 38 John Street South, Aylmer, ON N5H 2C2
519-773-2439, Fax: 773-2420, www.library.elgin-county.on.ca/aylmer, E-mail: [email protected]
, Librarian - Christina Mayhew, 519-773-2439,
Fax: 519-773-2420, E-mail: [email protected]
BAYHAM TOWNSHIP LIBRARY - 18 Plank Street North, Box 209, Straffordville, ON N0J 1Y0
519-866-3584, Fax: 519-866-3219, E-mail: [email protected]
BELMONT LIBRARY - 14134 Belmont Road, Box 149, Belmont, ON N0L 1B0, 519-644-1560, Fax: 519-644-0533, Web site: www.library.elgin-county.on.ca/belmont, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.library.elgin-county.on.ca/belmont
ELGIN COUNTY LIBRARY - 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1, 519-631-1460, Fax: 519-631-9209, Web site: www.library.elgin-county.on.ca, Director of Library Services - Cathy Bishop, E-mail: [email protected], Manager of Library Services - Dianne Palmer, E-mail: [email protected]
Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0, 519-874-4754, Fax: 519-874-4436
E-mail: [email protected]
Dutton/Dunwich Branch of Elgin County, Supervisor - Mary Lou McMillan, 236 Shackleton Street, Dutton, ON N0L 1J0,
519-762-2780, Fax: 519-762-0707, E-mail: [email protected]
PORT STANLEY LIBRARY - 302 Bridge Street, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1C3, 519-782-4241, Fax: 519-782-4861, Web site: www.library.elgin-county.on.ca/stanley,
E-mail: [email protected], Branch Supervisor - Emily Finch,
E-mail: [email protected]
RODNEY LIBRARY - 207 Furnival Road, Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, 519-785-2100
Fax: 519-785-1734, Web site: www.library.elgin-county.on.ca/rodney, E-mail: [email protected], Supervisor - Shelley Fleming, Box 398, 207 Furnival Road, Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, E-mail: [email protected]
SHEDDEN LIBRARY - 9557 Union Road, Shedden, ON N0L 2E0, 519-764-2081,
Fax: 519-764-2789, Web site: www.library.elgin-county.on.ca/shedden, E-mail: [email protected], Branch Supervisor - Emily Finch, P.O. Box 10, Shedden, ON N0L 2E0, E-mail: [email protected]
SPRINGFIELD LIBRARY - 51221 Ron McNeil Line, Springfield, ON N0L 2J0, 519-765-4515, Fax: 519-765-4453, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9, Springfield, ON N0L 2J0, Web site: www.library.elgin-county.on.ca/spring, E-mail: [email protected]
VIENNA LIBRARY - 29 Front Street, Vienna, ON N0J 1Z0, 519-874-4118
E-mail: [email protected]
WEST LORNE LIBRARY - P.O. Box 10, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0, Temporary Address:
168 Main Street, West Lorne, ON, 519-768-1150, Fax: 519-768-0773, Web site: www.library.elgin-county.on.ca/wlorne, E-mail: [email protected]

London Area Organic Growers
President/Chair - Gary Smith, 42828 Shorelea Line, R.R. 6, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T1, 519-631-0279, Fax: 519-631-9726

Master Gardeners

Elgin County, Secretary - Diane Vaughan, 234 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, ON N5R 3C3, 519-633-3213, E-mail: [email protected]
West Elgin, c/o Treasurer - Kim Penney, 25313 Staddon Line, R.R. 2, West Lorne, ON
N0L 2P0, 519-768-2928, Fax: 519-768-2966, E-mail: [email protected]
, President - Susan Patterson, 9590 Currie Road, Wallacetown, ON N0L 2M0, 519-762-0659

Museums and Galleries

AYLMER AND DISTRICT MUSEUM, 14 East Street, Aylmer, ON N5H 1W2,
Tel/Fax: 519-773-9723, E-mail: [email protected]
BAYHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY, P.O. Box 160, Straffordville, ON N0J 1Y0, President/Chair - Cheryl J. Peters, R.R. 4, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R3, Tel/Fax: 519-866-3066, Secretary -Sandy Sage, R.R. 4, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R3, 519-866-3440
E-mail: [email protected]

48075 Jamestown Line, R.R. 2, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R2, 519-773-8625, President - Andre Van Kasteren, E-mail: [email protected]
EDISON MUSEUM OF VIENNA, 14 Snow Street, Vienna, ON, 519-874-4999,
Chair - Carol Judd, P.O. Box 160, Straffordville, ON N0J 1Y0, 519-866-5521,
Fax: 519-866-3884, E-mails: [email protected], [email protected],
Clerk - Lynda Millard, Municipality of Bayham, P.O. Box 160, Straffordville, ON N0J 1Y0,
E-mail: [email protected]
ELGIN COUNTY MUSEUM, 32 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1A3, 519-631-6537,
Fax: 519-631-3884, E-mail: [email protected], Web Site: www.elgin-county.on.ca
ELGIN COUNTY RAILWAY MUSEUM, 225 Wellington Street, St. Thomas, ON
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20062, St. Thomas, ON N5P 4H4, 519-637-6284
Web site: www.ecrm5700.org, E-mail: thedispatcher@ecrm5700 (main),
E-mail: [email protected] (tours), E-mail: [email protected] (train shows)
President - George Neate
ELGIN MILITARY MUSEUM, 30 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1A3
519-633-7641, E-mail: [email protected]
18 Pitt Street, Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0, 519-866-5521, Mailing Address: c/o Box 160, Straffordville, ON N0J 1Y0, E-mail: [email protected], Web sites: www.pt-burwell-lighthouse.ca, www.bayham.on.ca
ST. THOMAS-ELGIN PUBLIC ART CENTRE, 301 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1B5 519-631-4040 Fax: 519-631-4057, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.stepac.ca, President - Laura Woermke, Secretary - Jenny Couse, Executive Director - David Bobier
RODNEY JAIL, 135 Queen St., Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, Municipal Office: 519-785-0560
TYRCONNELL HERITAGE SOCIETY, Backus Page House, 29424 Lakeview Line,
P.O. Box 26, Wallacetown, ON N0L 2M0, 519-762-3072, E-mail: [email protected] President/Chair: Leta West, 9891 Currie Road, R.R. 3, Dutton, ON N0L 1J0, 519-762-3527, Secretary - Ruth Wight, 189 Nancy Street, Dutton, ON N0L 1J0, 519-762-2413

Ontario Deer and Elk Farmers Association
c/o M. Maziarz, 5719 Eramosa - Erin Townline, R.R. 4, Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0, President - Mike Maziara, 519-856-4933, Fax: 519-856-4483, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.ontariodeerelkfarmers.com, Secretary - Marie Pearsons, R.R. 1, Caistor Centre, ON L0R 1E0, 905-957-2497, E-mail: [email protected], Media Representative/Director - Stephen Speeers, 519-458-4470, E-mail: [email protected]

Ontario Ratite Association
45180 Fruit Ridge Line, R.R. 5, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S9, Web site: www.ontarioratite.com
President: John W. Pfeffer, 519-775-2226, Fax: 519-775-2869, E-mail: [email protected],
Secretary/Treasurer - Bernie Gauthier, 3838 Bertie Street, Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0, 905-382-0843. Fax: 905-382-3838, E-mail: [email protected]

Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association
Provincial Director for Elgin/Oxford - Pat Lee, R.R. 1, Otterville, ON N0J 1R0
519-842-9635, Fax: 519-842-7945, E-mail: [email protected], E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.ontariosoilcrop.org

Serenity House: Hopsice Inc.
300 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas, ON N5P 4L1, 519-637-3034, Fax: 519-637-2583,
Web site: www.serenityhousehospice.ca, E-mail: [email protected], President -
Peggy Gillespie, Secretary - Debbie Stojkovic

Southwestern Jersey Club
President - Don Dunlop, R.R. 1, Croton, ON N0P 1K0, 519-844-2655, Secretary - Steve Gurney, P.O. Box 931, Petrolia, ON N0N 1R0, 519-882-4817

Strawberry Growers Association (St. Thomas/London)
Coordinators - Florence & Rudy Heeman, 20453 Nissouri Rd., R.R. 2, Thorndale, ON N0M 2P0

St. Thomas-Elgin Tourist Association
P.O. Box 22042, 545 Talbot St., St. Thomas, ON N5R 6A1, 519-631-8188, 1-877-GO-ELGIN
Fax: 519-631-3836, E-mail [email protected]
Web site: www.elgintourist.com
President/Chair - Dave McAdams, Secretary-Treasurer - Karen Kokovai-Trevail,
Executive Director - Marg Emery, E-mail: [email protected]

Van Brenk's Fruit Farm Nusery Ltd.
31760 Erin Line, Fingal, ON N0L 1K0, 519-762-6454, Fax: 519-762-0394, Web site: www.vanbrenk.ca
E-mail: [email protected], President - Brian Van Brenk
, Secretary - Helen Van Brenk

West Elgin Community Health Centre
153 Main Street, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0, 519-768-1715 Fax: 519-768-2548, Community Developer - Diane VanDyk, 519-768-1715, Ext. 2224, Fax: 519-768-2548, E-mail: [email protected],
Web site: www.wechc.on.ca

West Elgin South Aldborough Neighbourhood Watch
c/o Mary Bodnar, R.R. 2, 21140 Marsh Line, Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, 519-785-0937, [email protected]

Women's Institutes - Rural women sharing education.


President - Joan Mansell, 44150 Ferguson Line, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T3, 519-631-1623, Secretary/Treasurer - Madeleine Jenkins, R.R. 1, Belmont, ON N0L 1B0, 519-644-1946,
[email protected]


BOXALL President - Faye Thorn, 292 Colborne Street, Port Stanley, ON N5H 2R5, Secretary - Betty Rodgers, R.R.1, Port Stanley, ON, N5L 1J1
CALTON President - Mary Wilson, R.R. 6, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R5, Secretary - Ruby Woodworth, 35 Bodkin Avenue, Aylmer, ON N5H 3B8
CLACHAN President - Lois Woolner, R.R.1, Wardsville, ON N0L 2N0
Secretary - Helen McWilliam, R.R. 3, Bothwell, ON N0L 2N0
COWAL President - Beth Peternel, R.R. 1, Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0, Secretary -
Heather MacAdam, R.R. 4, Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0
CRINEAN President - Sandra Payne, 1932 C.P.R. Drive, Newbury, ON N0L 1Z0
KINGSMILL-MAPLETON President - Madeleine Jenkins, R.R. 1, Belmont, ON N0L 1B0,
Secretary - Grace Manning, R.R. 1, Belmont, ON N0L 1B0
MIDDLEMARCH President - Margaret Carool, R.R. 5, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S9, Secretary - Eleanor Lyle, R.R. 1, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3S5
PAYNES MILLS President, Lily Larson, 55 Vanier St., St. Thomas, ON N5R 5S4,
Secretary - Velma Stover, 130 Talbot Street, Apt. 303, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1A6
RIVER ROAD President - Ruth Fulton, 16 Celestine Street, Apt. 304, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1J9, Secretary - Margaret Palmer, R.R. 2, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1J2
SHEDDEN President - Pat Palmer, 9712 John Street, Shedden, ON N0L 2E0, Secretary -
Bev McCarty, Fingal, ON N0L 1K0
WALLACETOWN President - Helen VanBrenk, R.R.1, Fingal, ON N0L 1K0
WEST LORNE President - Shirley Walker, 24932 Pioneer Line, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0, Secretary - Anita Van Raes, Box 344, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0
YARMOUTH GLEN President - Jean Gooding, 30 Taylor Crescent, St. Thomas, ON
N5R 5J4, Secretary - Joanne Erickson, R.R. 8, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T3

Woodlot Owners' Association, Elgin/Middlesex
c/o 398 Chambers Place, London, ON N5X 4H4, 519-850-7944, President - Gord Phillips Secretary/Treasurer - Dan Schaefer, E-mail: [email protected],
Web site: www.ont-woodlot-assoc.org


Corporation of the City of St. Thomas
P.O. Box 520, 545 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3V7, 519-631-1680, Fax: 519-633-9019, Web site: www.city.st-thomas.on.ca, Mayor - Jeff Kohler, 519-631-1680, Ext. 4131, Fax: 519-631-9970
E-mail: [email protected]
, Treasurer - Bill Day, 519-631-1680, Ext. 4101, Fax: 519-633-9019 E-mail: [email protected], Clerk - Wendell Graves, Economic Development Manager - Bob Wheeler, Ext. 4132

Corporation of the Town of Aylmer
46 Talbot Street West, Aylmer, ON N5H 1J7 519-773-3164 Fax: 519-765-1446, Web site: www.town.aylmer.on.ca, Mayor - Paul Baldwin, E-mail: [email protected],
Administrator - M. Heather Adams, E-mail: [email protected],
Clerk - Nancie J. Irving, E-mail: [email protected]

County of Elgin
Administration Building, 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1, 519-631-1460 Fax: 519-633-7661, Web site: www.elgin-county.on.ca, President/Chair - Warden Paul Baldwin, Chief Administrative Officer - Mark McDonald, E-mail: [email protected]

Municipality of Bayham
9344 Plank Road, Plank Road, P.O. Box 160, Straffordville, ON N0J 1Y0, 519-866-5521
Fax: 519-866-3884, Mayor - Lynn Acre, Deputy Mayor - Mathew Schafer, Clerk - Lynda Millard,
Administrator - Kyle Kruger, Treasurer - Suzanna Mantel, E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.bayham.on.ca

Municipality of Central Elgin
450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1, 519-631-4860, Fax: 519-631-4036
Mayor - Dave Rock, 519-633-1563, Fax: 519-637-2356, Deputy Mayor - Sylvia Hofhuis, 519-782-3541
Fax: 519-782-7398,CAO - Donald Leitch, E-mail: [email protected], Director of Financial
Services - Sharon Larmour, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.centralelgin.org

Municipality of Dutton/Dunwich
199 Main Street, P.O. Box 329, Dutton, ON N0L 1J0, Web site: www.duttondunwich.on.ca, Clerk-Treasurer/ Administrator - Ken Loveland, E-mail: [email protected]

Municipality of West Elgin
22413 Hoskins Line, P.O. Box 490, Rodney, ON N0L 2C0, 519-785-0560 Fax: 519-785-0644,
E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.westelgin.net
, Mayor - Graham Warwick,
Deputy Mayor - Bernhard Wiehle, Administrator/Treasurer - Joanne Groch, Clerk - Norma Bryant

Township of Malahide
87 John Street South, Aylmer, ON N5H 2C3, 519-773-5344 Fax: 519-773-5334, E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.township.malahide.on.ca, Mayor - John R. Wilson, Deputy Mayor - Paul Faulds, Administrator/Clerk - Randy Millard, Treasurer - Susan Wilson

Township of Southwold
35663 Fingal Line, Fingal, ON N0L 1K0, 519-769-2010 Fax: 519-769-2837, E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.twp.southwold.on.ca, Mayor - James McIntyre,
CAO - M. Dianne Caryn, E-mail: [email protected]


Steve Peters, M.P.P., Elgin-Middlesex-London
Constituency Office: 542 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1C4, 519-631-0666,
Fax: 519-631-9478
E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.stevepeters.com

Joe Preston, M.P., Elgin-Middlesex-London
24 First Avenue, Unit 2, St. Thomas, ON N5R 4M5, 519-637-2255, Toll Free 1-866-404-0406,
Fax: 519-637-3358, Web site: www.joeprestonmp.ca Office Manager: Kate Burns, 519-637-2255,
Fax: 519-637-3358, E-mail: [email protected], Constituency Assistant: Karen Vecchio, E-mail: [email protected]




369 York Street, London, ON N6A 4G1, 519-679-1111 Fax: 519-667-4528, Web Site: www.lfpress.com

16 Hincks Street, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5Z2, 519-631-2790 Fax: 519-631-5653
Managing Editor - Ross Porter, Editor - Mark Butterwick
E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.stthomastimesjournal.com
16 Packham Rd. P.O. Box 430 Stratford, ON N5A 6T6, 519-271-2220 Fax: 519-271-1026
Editor - John Kastner Web site: www.stratfordbeaconherald.com



390 Talbot Street East, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R9, 519-773-3126, Fax: 519-773-3147
Agriculture Editor - Rob Perry E-mail: [email protected]

16 Hincks Street, St. Thomas, ON N5R 5Z2, 519-631-3782 Fax: 519-631-3759,
Publisher - Linda Axelson, E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.elgincountymarket.com
243 Main Street, Box 400, Glencoe, ON N0L 1M0, 519-287-2615, Fax: 519-287-2408
Editor - Marie Williams-Gagnon, Publisher - Dale Hayter
Publisher/Editor - Allan Spicer, Box 179, Port Burwell, ON N0J 1T0, 519-874-4545, Fax: 519-874-1079 E-mail: [email protected]

175 Main St., Ailsa Craig, ON N0M 1A0, Tel/Fax: 519-293-1095
Publisher - Brad Harness, E-mail: [email protected]

4 Washington Street West, Norwich, ON N0J 1P0, 519-863-2262 Fax: 519-863-3229, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.norwichgazette.ca
P.O. Box 7400, London ON N5Y 4X3, Toll Free: 1-877-358-7773, Fax: 519-473-2256
Editor - Paul Mahon, E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.ontariofarmer.com
165 King Street, Box 400, Parkhill, ON N0M 2K0, 519-294-6264, Fax: 519-294-6391
Editor - Gord Whitehead, E-mail: [email protected]

369 York Street, London, ON N6A 4G1, 519-667-5472, Fax: 519-667-4573
Advertising Manager - Cathy Forster, E-mail: [email protected], 519-667-4538
Display Advertising Sales (Strathroy Edition) Chris Ruscica, 519-667-4664, E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.londonpennysaver.com
ST. MARY'S JOURNAL ARGUS (see also Regional Country News)
P.O. Box 1030, St. Marys, ON N4X 1B7, 519-284-2440, Fax: 519-284-3650

8 Front Street East, Strathroy, ON N7G 1Y4, 519-245-2370, Fax: 519-245-1647
Publisher - Steve Down, Editor - Dave Cameron E-mail: [email protected],
Web site: www.strathroyagedispatch.com

P.O. Box 70, Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0, 519-655-2341, Fax: 519-655-3070
Editor - Bill Gladding, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.tavistock.on.ca
15 Bridge Street, Dorchester, ON N0L 1G2, 519-268-7337, Fax: 519-268-3260
Editor - Linda Egan, E-mail: [email protected]
Box 190, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H6, 519-688-6397, Fax: 519-842-3511
Editor - Marlene Opdecam, E-mail: [email protected]
167 Main Street, P.O. Box 100, West Lorne, ON N0L 2P0, 519-768-2220, Fax: 519-768-2221
Publisher - Steve Down, Ad Manager/Editor, Scott Hilgendorff, E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.thechronicle-online.com


254 Main Street, P.O. Box 490, Dresden, ON N0P 1M0, 519-683-4485 or 1-800-708-9555
Fax: 519-683-4355, Editor - Mary Baxter, E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: www.voiceofthefarmer.com


183 Main Street, Lucan, ON N0M 2J0, 519-227-1453, Fax: 519-227-1454, Technical Director -
Robin McLeod, E-mail: [email protected]

61 Chatham Street, Port Burwell, ON l N0J 1T0, 519-874-4545 Fax: 519-874-1079
Publisher - Allan Spicer, Cell: 519-657-8320, E-mail: [email protected]

Published by St. Marys Journal Argus, A division of Metroland, P.O. Box 1030, St. Marys, ON N4X 1B7, 519-284-2440, Fax: 519-284-3650, Web site: www.stmarys.com, E-mail: [email protected], Sales Representative - Heather Parkinson, E-mail: [email protected], The Regional Country News provides news and information and offers a growing voice for the Southwestern Ontario farming community; delivery by Canada Post to farms in Huron, Perth, Middlesex, Oxford, Waterloo,
Wellington, Grey and Bruce.


45070 Ron McNeil Line, R.R. 8, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T3, 519-633-0761 Fax: 519-633-6820
Peter Gredig, E-mail:
[email protected] Web site: www.agcanada.com
145 Thames Road West, Exeter, ON N0M 1S3, 519-235-2400, Ext. 235, Fax: 519-235-0798
Editor - Peter Darbishire E-mail:
[email protected], Web site: www.topcropmanager.com


570 NEWS and CHYM FM 96.7
305 King St. West, Kitchener, ON N2G 4E4, 519-743-2611, Fax: 519-743-7510
Web site: www.570news.com

BX-93 & CJBK
743 Wellington Road South, London, ON N6C 4R5, 519-686-2525, Fax: 519-686-9067
Farm Report - Mr. Ed Wilmott, E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.bx93.com
208 Piccadilly Street, London, ON N6A 1S1, 519-667-1990 Fax: 519-667-1557, E-mails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] Web site: www.cbc.ca

CFCO Radio (Blackburn Radio)
117 Keil Drive, Box 100, Chatham, ON N7M 5K1, 519-354-2200 Fax: 519-354-2880
Farm Show Producer - Sikmon Crouch, 519-352-3000, Farm Show Assistant - Patricia Weaver-Blonde
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected], Web site: www.630cfco.com

CFPL AM 980 & FM 96 & 103.1 Fresh FM & CKDK The Hawk 103.9
Room 222, 380 Wellington St., London, ON N6A 5B5, 519-931-6000 Fax: 519-679-1967
Program Director - Kevin Bernard, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.am980.ca

CKNX AM 920, FM 102, 94.5 THE BULL
215 Carling Terrace, Wingham, ON N0G 2W0, 519-357-1310, Fax: 519-357-3860
Agricultural Editor - Andrew Campbel, E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.am920.ca
CKSL- AM 1410

743 Wellington Road South, London, ON N6C 4R5, 519-686-2525, Fax: 519-686-9067
General Manager - Braden Doerr, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.am1410.com
77 Broadway Street, P.O. Box 10, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H3, 519-842-4281 Fax: 519-842-4284
General Manager - John Lamers, E-mail: [email protected]
105.3 KOOL FM & OLDIES 1090 AM
255 King Street North, Suite 207, Waterloo, ON N2J 4V2, 519-884-4470, Fax: 519-884-6482,
E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.koolfm.com
Q 97.5 FM
743 Wellington Road South, London, ON N6C 4R5, 519-686-2525, Fax: 519-686-9067
General Manager - Braden Doerr, E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.Q975.com
995 Richmond St., Suite 1, Chatham, ON N7M 5J5, 519-360-1735, Fax: 519-360-1736, President - Dennis Guy, Office Manager - Pam White, News Director - Blair Andrews, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.foodlandforum.com


1 Communications Road, London, ON N6A 6E9, 519-686-8810, Fax: 519-668-3288
News Reporter - Peter Ousey, E-mail: [email protected]
18 Sydenham St. East, P.O. Box 1800, Aylmer, ON N5H 3E7, 519-773-1237, Fax: 519-765-3217,
Web site: www.amtelecom.ca, E-mail: [email protected],
President and CEO - Michael J. Andrews, P.O. Box 1800, Aylmer, ON N5H 3E7, 519-773-1237, Fax: 519-765-3217, E-mail: [email protected], Executive VP and CFO - David Bronicheski, 519-773-1282, E-mail: [email protected]
864 King Street West, Kitchener, ON N2G 4E9, 519-741-4401, 1-800-265-8950
Fax: 519-743-0730, Reporter - David Imrie, Direct Line: 519-741-4454, E-mail: [email protected]

Reporter/Announcer - Kyle Christie, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: http://www.ckco.ca/
800 York Street, Box 5800, London, ON N6A 5B1, 519-675-1313, Fax: 519-672-1369
Station Manager - Mike Patterson, E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.rogerstelevision.com

535 Talbot Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1C3, 519-633-2180, Fax: 519-631-3253
Publicity & Promotions Officer - Sandra Thom, E-mail:
[email protected]
Web site: www.rogerstelevision.com
1 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2, Executive Producer - Mrs. Leanne Merek, 1 Stone Road West, Communications Branch, Guelph ON N1G 4Y2, 519-826-3142, Fax: 519-826-4253, E-mail: [email protected], Producers/Writers - Ingrid Clark, 519-826-4686, Fred Forster
519-826-3125, Mark Murphy, 519-826-3124, Web site: www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/tco/tcohome.html
491 Richmond Street, Chatham, ON N7M 1R2, 519-352-5241, Ext. 4201, Fax: 519-352-8274, Pager: 519-380-4241, Manager, Programming and Community Relations - Peter Martin, E-mail: m
[email protected], Web site: www.tvcogecochatham.com


Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford Local Training Board
705 Consortium Court, London N6E 2S8, 519-672-3499 Fax: 519-672-9089
Co-Chairs - Kathryn McCulloch and Dennis Reed
E-mail: [email protected] Web site: www.localboard.on.ca

Elgin/St. Thomas Health Unit
99 Edward St., St. Thomas, ON N5P 1Y8, 519-631-9900, Fax: 519-633-0468
, E-mail: [email protected], Web site: www.elginhealth.on.ca, CAO - Cynthia St. John, Director, Health Protection - Laura McLachlin, 519-631-9900, Ext. 223, Fax: 519-633-0468, E-mail: [email protected]

Literacy Link South Central
213 Consortium Court, London, ON N6E 2S8, 519-681-7307, 1-800-561-6896, Fax: 519-681-7310,
E-mail: [email protected], Web site: http://www.llsc.on.ca/