“Goldilocks on trial”



“CSI: Goldilocks On Trial” will be the finale for the 13 th

annual Music and Art

Summer Camp that will be held July 9 to 20, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at

St. Jude Catholic Elementary School in Vankleek Hill.

Each year, over the course of the ten-day camp, a children’s musical is prepared

and performed on the final Friday afternoon of the program. This year, the

featured children’s’ musical is Roald Dahl’s “CSI: Goldilocks On Trial,” an

imaginative and humourous investigation into what happened to Goldilocks once

she disrupted the lives of Mama, Papa and Baby Bear. Interspersed with the musical

are instrumental interludes when campers perform some of the music they have

learned during camp.

Registration forms are available at St. Jude, Pleasant Corners Public School and

Grenville Elementary, the Bank of Nova Scotia in Vankleek Hill, the arena and public

library in Vankleek Hill. Early Bird registration closes June 1; final registration

closes June 15. For further information, call Réjean Lafrance (613-678-6451) or ian

hepburn (613-678-2286.)

Offered by teachers of the Vankleek Hill Music Festival, the camp

provides an excellent opportunity for children, aged 6 to 13, to be introduced to

music and art, whether they have had previous music or art training. In fact, the

majority of campers have had no music lessons of any kind.

The camp is unique in that all children take all the courses offered. The day begins

with Tai Chi and cycles through classes in choir, recorder, glockenspiel or guitar,

harp, drum, drama and art.

Mireille Bériault, director of the Choir, teaches basic vocal and choral technique

and all of the songs comprising the musical. Recorder is taught by Réjean Lafrance,

introducing children to concepts of note recognition and counting. For junior

Wear it to win it!

campers, Christos Bereris teaches Glockenspiel. “Glocks” are similar to xylophones.

For senior campers, Christos gives instruction in single-note and basic guitar

We’ve all heard of getting a ticket when we get caught breaking the rules, but getting

chording. Ian Hepburn teaches simple introductory technique for harp so campers

a ticket for following them?

are able to perform the original compositions learned over the course of the camp.

Members of the Hawkesbury Police Explorers were out in full force during National

Drama class is taught by Cynthia Martin with a view to teaching campers all of the

PoliceWeek to reward young cyclistswho followed the rules of the road. Some 21 cyclists

actions and spoken parts that comprise the musical while art teacher Larry Larouche

were rewarded with coupons for free goodies at local merchants, through a partnership

designs and oversees the construction of all costumes and stage sets making up the

with CTC – Communities That Care.

visual aspects of “CSI: Goldilocks on Trial.”

It’s called a “Positive Ticketing Initiative,” based on the concept that rewarding good

New this year is Drum taught byWilliamLaurin. Drums will be taught in the form

behaviour will encourage others to follow suit. While this event took place during

of drum circles using Djembe (an African hand drum) along with Boomwhackers

National PoliceWeek, the event will be repeated throughout the summer period in order

(a poorman’s bell choir).

to promote cycling safety. This includes having the proper equipment on your bicycle,

The seven teachers are assisted by four high school counsellors who are selected

following the rules of the road and of course wearing a CSA approved bike helmet. As

for their experience working with young children.

Explorer Cedrick Bougie says: “We’re looking for everyone to wear their helmets when

biking, so you have to wear it in order to win it!”


Francesco Attesti concert

Masterclass at the Mozarteum of Salzburg.

There, Francesco was immersed in the



Romantic repertoire, particularly the works

of Chopin and Liszt. He continued to study

withMaestro Perticaroli for several years in

Internationally acclaimed Italian

Rome, refining his skills and winning

pianist Francesco Attesti will perform a

several national and international piano

recital June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Knox

competitions. Francesco’s first

Presbyterian Church, 29 High St., Vankleek

opportunity to record a CD came in 1998

Hill, tohelp raise funds for theHawkesbury

when the ‘Rugginenti Editore’ label asked

and District General Hospital.


him to record contemporary music. Since

Part of a cross-Canada tour organized

then there have been many recordings on

through Rotary International, the event is

several labels, such as ‘Agora’. ‘Max

sponsored by the Rotary Club of

pour seulement

Research’, and ‘Drycastle’. In 2007, together

Hawkesbury and sanctioned by the

with organist, colleague and friend Matteo

Hawkesbury and District General Hospital


Galli, he published the first recording of

Foundation. Proceeds will be used to

Verdi’s Requiem, transcribed for piano and

purchase a specialized Vibroacoustic Harp

organ, on the ‘Le Voci della Citta’ label.

Therapy unit used to help patients in

Most recently, Francesco produced a CD on

chronic pain and those receiving palliative

the Drycastle label called ‘Feeling Chopin’.

care at the hospital.

That work was devoted entirely to the great

The unit is custom-designed by Bobby

Polish composer.

Lalonde and Ian Hepburn, of Vankleek



Tickets are available in Hawkesbury at

L’Ami de la Santé, 230 Main St. East,

Hodgepodge Boutique, 213 Main St. East,

Crooks & Crannies, 259 Main St. East, the


gift shop at the hospital; in Vankleek Hill at


Grenville (Qc) 819-242-3131

The Review, 76 Main St. East, and Bobby


Lalonde Music, 11 High St. For further


information, call Ian Hepburn at 613-678-

En français



Attesti was born in Cortona in 1975.

Among his generation of musicians, he is

considered one of the finest interpreters of

the Romantic and early 20th Century


He began practising the piano at the age

of 6 and gave his first concert at 11,


performing a transcription of the Toccata

and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach. When Quebec Grenville FRI. & SAT. AT 6:30 AND 8:30 SUN. AND WEEKDAY AT 7:00 SUN. MATINEE AT 1:30

Francesco was 16, he met Sergio Perticaroli

who, impressed by the youth’s capabilities,

invited him to attend the Summer

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