Don’t let the cold keep you inside this winter. For some of us, the months of January, February, and March are synonymous with a feeling of sadness and a lack of energy. A certain greyness seems to settle over life and the long, dark days of winter leave us feeling down. This is commonly known as the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder. The winter blues don’t stop you from carrying on with your regular activities, but they colour your mood and energy levels. Some of the symptoms include sadness, listlessness, fatigue, difficulty concen- trating, lack of interest, irritability and sugar cravings. its daily dose of light or else it has a tendency to switch to “sleep” mode. When you’re outside, take deep breaths of fresh air in order to oxygenate your body. Exercising on a regular basis is a great antidepressant and it also allows the body to produce more endorphins, often referred to as the hormone of happiness and well-being.

You can also be more active indoors by going bowling or dancing with friends, indoor rock climbing, or swimming. You might take a yoga or karate class or join a spinning class at a gym. The possibilities are endless. If you prefer to exercise your brain more than your body, how about an outing to the bookstore or the library? Or try learn- ing a new language, taking cooking classes, or visiting a museum.

A THOUSAND THINGS TO DO THIS WINTER There’s nothing wrong with being a couch potato once in a while, but if you never put your nose outside once the first snowflake has appeared, it’s time to get outside. If you like sports, winter is a fantastic time of year. Think about skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and tobog- ganing. Walking is a refreshing way to experience winter, and of course it is accessible to nearly everyone.

GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY The best way to combat seasonal affective disorder is to spend more time outside, as lack of sunlight influences your metabolism as well as your mood. Your body needs



VANKLEEK HILL Thursday, February 10

KING GARAGE 1408569 ONTARIO INC. Remorquage • Towing MICHELIN • B.F. GOODRICH • UNIROYAL Réparations générales • General repairs Inspection de véhicule • Emission inspection. A. A. KINGSBURY, PROPRIÉTAIRES

365, rue Principale E. Hawkesbury (ON) K6A 1A8 Tél. : 613 632-1314

Free Clown Show with FRISOTINE VKH Lions Hall (in front of arena) Starts at noon for kids and parents.

St. Jude Catholic School activities: all day

C.P. 33, 935 Rte/Hwy 17, L’Orignal (Ont.) K0B 1K0

Windsor Tavern pool tournament 7 pm at the tavern To register, call Mike or Robby @ 613 678-2122. Men’s and ladies broomball 7 pm at the arena Come out and support the guys and gals. Friday, February 11

Paper airplane making seminar VKH Lions Hall Kids aged 6 to 12 (15 participants maximum) 2 to 3:30 pm Will need 2 to 3 adults to help supervise. Info : Jacques @ 613 675-2468

Tél. : 613 675-4834

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Bed races 3 pm inside the arena To enter a team (no charge), call Fred @ 613 678-3895 or Janis @ 613 678-3601.

Votre centre de collision • Your Collision Centre 4748, route 34 Vankleek Hill (Ont.) KOB 1R0 Tél. : 613 678-2828 Téléc. : 613 678-6671 Yves Cusson, propr.

Pleasant Corners Public School activities: all day

Pond Rocket Classic Tournament 7 pm at the arena Admission: $5.00

ST-ISIDORE Tél. : 613 524-2079 1 800 465-4927


VCI Alumni hockey game – 6:30 pm To participate, call Derek @ 613 678-2397.

CASINO NIGHT – sponsored by VKH Skating Club 8 pm in the Community Centre Hall Auction of gifts at 11:30 pm Info: call Janis @ 613 678-3601 Sunday, February 13 Antique snowmobile ride Leaving from the VKH fairgrounds at 11 am Approximately 20 kms Cost: $20.00 / machine and includes lunch Prize for oldest machine entered and other prizes Info: Call Scott Allen @ 613 678-6524

“ Chili Cook Off” – judging at 6 pm in the hall

MÉCANIQUE SERGE INC. Cadieux Truck & trailer repairs • Diesel specialist MTO INSPECTION STATION Alignments • Ontario Drive Clean RR3 ALFRED T 613 678-5501 F 613 678-5262

54 Main Street E. Vankleek Hill On. K0B 1R0

Old fashioned outside skating party 7 to 9 pm in the park beside the arena BONFIRE MUSIC HOT CHOCOLATE Saturday, February 12

Doreen Low Broker of Record 613 678-6780 Office 613 677-6220 Cell

Heart & Stroke Bonspiel @ VKH Curling Club Info or to reserve for lunch call Heather Kirby @ 613 632-8484

Pond Rocket Classic Tournament continues Admission: $8.00

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