New posting as of April 17, 2015

1. Blind Child Sign

On April 17 2015 Mr. Ted

Arnott MPP, Mr. Rick

Bonnette and Mrs. Kathy

Gastle the President of the


Community Association

unveiled the Blind Child Sign

in the presence of 4 year old

Elora, her grandmother and

several members of

the Norval Community


This was a terrific example of

how a Community and various

levels of Government can work

together and succeed in

improving the Community.

2. Norval Presbyterian Church Announcements

We are Completely Accessible!! Our Elevator is wheel-chair friendly!

We invite all to worship with us!

Activities and Announcements below. (Please scroll down)

Music Concert and Garage Sale!

3. Children's Garden of the Senses


Please scroll down and read.





Norval Presbyterian Church


We welcome all to worship with us.

Handicap Parking at the side door. Elevator for all wheel-chairs and anyone who needs assistance.

We now have a Diabetes Drop Box for re-usable clothing at the back of the Parking Lot. Please donate.


Bible Study: Meets Tuesdays at 10:00am in the church hall. Our current study is the Gospel of John. Summaries of each session will be available on Rev. John's blog for those unable to attend:

Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills (CAShh) will be holding their annual “GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE” campaign from April 1st through April 30th.  If you are interested in canvassing (door to door) or walking (putting door hangers), please contact Marilyn Inglis at 905-702-8886. Thank you for your support of our charity!

Daily Bread: if you wish to make a donation please give to Marian Viant by May 3rd


Favourite Hymns? Please submit your favourite hymns from the Red Hymn book to Bea Henderson or Rev. John so they can be incorporated into a regular Hymn sing prior to the Sunday services.


Ladies Breakfast tickets

for May 2 are now available. Please see Jamie or John H. The guest speaker will be Lyn Bishop of the organization ‘Sauti Moja’.  Lyn and her husband, Tim Wright, work with the Maasai of Tanzania and Kenya.  The title of her presentation is “Widows of Conflict; Women for Peace”. The Sauti Moja Website is: Of particular interest is the Blog listed on the Menu bar.

Office hours for Rev. John:

Tues & Wed 10am – 1pm

Thurs 9am – 12pm

Our congregation is now participating in the Clothesline program in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association. You can drop off good used clothing in the drop box in the Church parking lot. The Church receives income from this project. Thank you for your support.

Shifra baby bottles are now available. Please see Bea.


Sign-up sheets for flowers and Fellowship Hour are posted on the bulletin board in the church basement.


Soup Sundays will continue until the end of April. The basket proceeds to date have totaled $255. The money will be used towards the congregations’ pledge towards the Bread Basket.

Spring Yard Clean-up: On Saturday April 25th Community Unity will be holding its Spring Yard Clean-up to assist families in need, due to age, health or circumstance. Volunteers will meet gather at Georgetown Christian Reformed Church (11611 Trafalgar Rd.) at 8:30am and work out in the community until around noon, followed by a BBQ. If you are interested please speak to Rev. John or Earl Briggs by Sunday April 19.



Each week join us for fellowship and refreshments after the service.

Tues Apr 14  1:30pm Session will meet. Please speak to Rev. John or Bea Henderson if there is anything you want to bring to the attention of the elders.

Sat Apr 25  8:30am to Noon, Community Unity Spring Yard Clean-up. Volunteers meet Georgetown Christian Reformed Church.

Sun Apr 26  All-Ages Mission Service led by John & Bea Henderson, Proceeds to Links-2-Care

Sat May 2  9:30am  The Ladies Breakfast. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained from Jamie Cunningham or John Henderson. Proceeds will go to 'Sauti Moja’ (Swahili for ‘One Voice’).

Sun May 3 10:00am Communion Service

Sun June 7  Anniversary Service and Communion

Sat. June 13

Music Concert from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Funds toward Pipe Organ Restoration


Sat. June 20 Garage Sale

8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Sun June 21  Evangel Hall Mission Sunday






Tourists coming to Norval

For the past 9 years Tourists have been coming to Norval from all parts of the world. They come to see our village, learn about our History and visit the place where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived. As widely known, the great Canadian author who wrote 22 novels one of which is Anne of Green Gables, lived in Norval from 1926 to 1935. Tourists visit the Presbyterian Church where her husband Ewan Macdonald was the Minister. They visit our Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden and our Parks and Trails. They visit the Lucy Maud Montgomery Museum. They also visit St. Paul's Anglican Church and the Parish Hall where Lucy Maud Montgomery directed plays and appeared in plays. The Parish Hall is again used for Theatre presentations as can be seen further down the page.

On August 30, 2014 a group from Japan came to visit. The following short video demonstrates the welcome that is extended to our Tourists and the warm way our Tourists think of us.





in the heart of Ontario

where the author of Anne of Green Gables lived for 9 years

MEDIA RELEASE August 14, 2014

For Immediate Release

$169,500 OTF Grant Will Help a Sensory Garden Grow

Norval – This summer, the Norval Community Association received a two-year, $169,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to design and build a sensory garden for Norval Park. The Children’s Sensory Garden will make a wonderful addition to the community, and is being designed for people of all ages and abilities as a place to experience the environment through touch, look, smell, taste and hearing.

“I want to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for approving this grant for the Norval Community Association,” Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott said.  “By remembering Lucy Maud Montgomery at Norval Park, we are inspired by a significant figure in Canada’s literary history, and her involvement in our community.”

Funds will be used over the next two years to buy plants and materials for the sensory garden, to help with the salary for an Education Coordinator and help with marketing costs as well.

Sensory gardens are appearing in more communities and are treats to behold because they are designed to appeal to the five senses listed above. The gardens are designed to be therapeutic, inclusive and diverse for people with special needs. Set within the Lucy Maud Montgomery Garden in Norval, just north of Mississauga, the garden has the potential to be a must-see space for local residents and visitors alike and can also act as an educational tool.

“The vision of the Children's Garden of the Senses is to create a garden that brings together our heritage, healing, and connection to an inclusive community both locally, nationally and internationally,” said Kathy Gastle, President, Norval Community Association.

A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities:

For more information, please contact:
Kathy Gastle
Norval Community Association
Phone 905-877-7059



The Author of Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, in Norval

Montgomery was already a famous author, when she arrived in Norval with her husband Presbyterian minister Rev. Ewan Macdonald and their two children Chester, and Stuart in February 1926. During the next 9 years Rev. Macdonald ministered to the congregations of two Presbyterian churches - Norval and Union (in Glen Williams.)

In addition to running the manse, Montgomery was mothering two growing boys, teaching Sunday School and her other parish duties, she became a member of the Norval Choral Society, Norval Women’s Institute, director and performer of Norvals’ Olde Tyme Concerts, held at the Anglican Parish Hall. As well, she found time to host garden parties and attend speaking engagements across the country. While living in Norval Montgomery published the following books:

The Blue Castle, 1926,


Emily’s Quest, 1927,


Magic for Marigold, 1929,


A Tangled Web, 1931,


Pat of Silver Bush, 1933,


Courageous Women, 1934

L.M. Montgomery

with Marian Keith and M.B. McKinley


Mistress Pat in 1935.





Lucy Maud Montgomery

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 Rev.Ewan Macdonald


Elaine Crawford published Aunt Maud's Cookbook

Fabulous collection of Lucy Maud's original recipes.

Crawford Village Bakery sells this fantastic cookbook.