You Get What You Pay For
There is a childhood song I learned in the Holland Marsh in the sixties that might still have a message in it for us today. It goes something like this: I went around the corner and I went around the block And
Let me introduce you to SMH’s first Director of Nursing. Marion Carlton joined the hospital in 1954 and watched the then new hospital being built and opened in 1964. Moving into the new hospital coincided with Marion being named its
The Power of Vision
Most of us at some point in our lives have tried to close our eyes and envision what the future may hold. Vision is simply seeing what is and imagining what might be. Vision is not crystal balling. If we
It’s All About the Ask
Many years ago, Central United Church in Barrie appointed me as volunteer Treasurer of the Church. It was a great experience because on a limited budget we had to make sure the Church was a going-concern, and still make sure
Going On Tour
My parents, Gerrie and Marinus Vandevis, owned a grocery store in the Holland Marsh called the Marsh Food Store. It was a well-integrated and stocked store complete with local vegetables from the Marsh, fruit from Niagara, butcher, and meat counter.
In memory of those good hockey times.
I played hockey in the seventies in a church league from the age of 16 to when I got married at 20. I had never played organized hockey before, just shinny on the canal behind our school in the Holland
Stevenson Memorial Hospital By the Numbers
Stevenson is one busy place. Can you think of any organization in town that facilitated the birth of over 500 babies in 2019? That is approximately 10 per week or roughly one every 17 hours. From April 1, 2020, to
French Fries: Positive feedback makes us all better.
My Dad immigrated to Canada in 1952 and began working in the fertile black muck fields of the Holland Marsh picking carrots, onions, lettuce, cauliflower and celery. Soon he became the shipper/receiver for Holland River Gardens and within a
A leader in charitable giving is right in our own community.
Editorial by Dr. Ted Vandevis I love the Canadian Blood Services’ tagline “It’s in You to Give.” All of us in some way, shape or form are able to give something somewhere. It’s part of our DNA. An incredible example of
If You Want to Accomplish Something, Set a Goal
Editorial by Dr. Ted Vandevis I did my PhD dissertation on goal setting and discovered some amazing results. I surveyed 300 electrical contractor companies in Ontario. I asked if their company set safety goals, if they were specific and if timelines