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AREA WINERY WINS THREE MEDALS
The Carolinian Winery and Corcoran Berry Farm
in Thorndale won three awards at a recent wine
show in Toronto.
The winery, located between London and
Thamesford on Highway 2, won a silver medal in the
dry fruit wine category for its 2002 raspberry
wine, a bronze for its 2002 cranberry and a bronze
for its 2002 black currant.
"It's the first show we have been in, the first
time we submitted," said Judy MacKenzie, winery
The winery took home the honours from the
Canadian International Wine Challenge at the
Toronto Wine and Cheese Show in April. The judging
was done by the Food and Beverage Testing
Institute of Canada.
"It's great to get the recognition, it's pretty
exciting. I think it shows we have a quality
product," said MacKenzie, crediting wine maker
The winery has 40 acres of raspberries,
strawberries, blueberries and black currants and
the wine is sold only at the winery.
The winery also displays art work and crafts
from local artists and sells London Ice Cream
Company ice cream.
PEIRIS REAPPOINTED TO ADVISORY BOARD
Keith Peiris of London has been reappointed to
Industry Canada's Schoolnet Youth Advisory Board,
a position he has held since May, 2001.
Peiris, 15, is president and chief executive of
Cyberteks Design, a division of Cyberteks Systems
Corp. and an award winning Web designer.
Twenty-two young people from across the country
are part of the SchoolNet Youth Advisory Board
made up of youths 10 to 18 years old, including
aboriginals, visible minorities and the disabled.
There is both rural and urban representation, with
participation from each province and one
Peiris, a Grade 9 student at Regina Mundi
Catholic College in London, is the only Londoner
appointed to the board.
The SchoolNet Youth Advisory Board (SYAB) was
established in March 2001 to advise Canada's
SchoolNet on its youth initiatives and inform the
Canadian government about how youth are using
information and communication technologies.
The SYAB researches and discusses such topics
as: the future of information and communication
technologies; skills needed to succeed in the new
knowledge society; tools required to develop these
skills; accessibility to technology and online
content; content preferences; and youth engagement
through the use of ICT.