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Aug. 3, 2021 | Tuesday
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Letter: Thanks for help distributing NOTL flags

Dear editor:

This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with an incredible group of volunteers who came forward to help me distribute our NOTL flags.

They all showed up at 8 a.m. and helped set up our tents, tables, traffic cones, etc., and even put up with my bossiness.

Everything went smoothly with the pickups and enthusiasm was evident with all the customers who showed up over a three-hour period. A sincere thanks to all of them. 

For those who may have missed the pick up time on Saturday, please email me at to arrange a suitable pick up time. I should mention that we do not have any more flags available.

So to begin with, I need to thank my wife Diane, who was more than patient with the amount of time I spent on this project. 

As always she was very supportive of what I was trying to accomplish which was to boost residents' morale a bit during the COVID-19 shutdown and to show our resiliency and pride by flying our flag alongside our national flag on Canada Day – and everyday.

Second, sincere thanks to town staff Dan Maksenuk, Kevin Turcotte and Sheldon Randall for assisting with equipment, supplies, food and access to the NOTL Community Centre.

Last, but not least, and in no particular order, my colleagues Coun. Al Bisback, Regional Coun. Gary Zalepa, Cory Abt and his wife Kim, Donna Barrick, and, of course, the following cadets; Emily Abt, Spencer Abt, James Couroux, William Couroux (809 alumnus), Ethan Lett, Ryan London and Shay Vidal. All proceeds from the sale of the flags goes to support the 809 Newark Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron.

I could not have done it without you.

Norm Arsenault


Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake