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Culture Home Recreation Summer 2014 | Volume 8 | Issue 3

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Artist Elizabeth Kusinski • Blueberry Picking in Elgin Citizens 4 Active Transportation Ten Hot Summer Things • Events Across Elgin


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Make our garden your garden! raspberries peaches sweet corn and much more seasonally available

48937 Glencolin Ln, Aylmer Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm 519-765-1752 www.berryhillfruitfarm.com

Visit us at the Horton Farmers’ Market in St. Thomas, Saturdays 8am-noon.

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Our gift boutique offers unique handcrafted gifts & gourmet foods created from our harvested lavender. Open Wed-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-4 • Mother’s Day until Christmas

growers & creators of fine lavender products

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FROM THE EDITOR 3... 2... 1... Summer! It was a long time coming, so let’s take advantage. We have within our County of Elgin such an amazing variety of ways to get up close and personal with summer’s best. The first that comes to mind is the Port Stanley Theatre—fine professional summer theatre where the actors are close enough for you to see every dramatic nuance which plays across their faces. Then, there are four Lake Erie ports and beaches. Port Stanley’s Blue Flag Beach springs first to mind, but the Ports of Glasgow, Bruce and Burwell might also be places to try for a quieter beach experience, where perhaps you can get immersed in that book you have been saving for a summer read. Several museums (and a submarine) present super-local history and always some surprises. Get steeped in summer at markets where you can meet the farmer; u-pick farms where you can collect the freshest produce possible; cool forest trails within a few minutes of home and festivals where you can hear music in a forest or on a beach, or see horses parade down a main street. Summer in Elgin County presents abundant social networking opportunities of the face-to-face variety, with businesses, venues and events peopled by our friends and neighbours.

Debra We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives. ~Gary Zukav

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE 4 Artist Elizabeth Kusinski: Capturing Magic in Oil 7 Blueberries: Big Taste 10 Blueberry Crumble: Two Ways to Dessert By Chef Cindy Bircham

12 Ten Hot Summer Things

Your guide to the hottest items and events in Elgin this summer

16 Elgin Map & What's in Season 18 Get Moving with Citizens 4 Active Transportation 21 The Season's Events in Elgin OUR COVER IMAGE

Blueberry Crumble, by Chef Cindy Bircham. Find Cindy's article on how to make two desserts with crumble on page 10. Editor • Debra Bagshaw • editor@relishelgin.ca Design • Joanne Rowles • jo@relishelgin.ca Advertising Info • ads@relishelgin.ca TO SUBSCRIBE Send a cheque for $10 (to cover mailing) to the following address. Includes 5 issues. Relish Elgin Magazine P.O. Box 20058 St. Thomas, ON, N5P 4H4 519-633-1992

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Arts

Capturing Magic in Oil ARTIST ELIZABETH KUSINSKI

Elizabeth Kusinski brings an observant eye and affinity for rich colours and textures to a myriad of subjects from landscapes to streetscapes, portraits and florals. Her flowers may be most immediately attention-grabbing—they are luscious renditions which are likely to bring to the viewer’s imagination perfumed scents and the hum of bees. They will lead you on to discover more of her work and, with their dewy freshness, they are also representative of the attitude which she brings to all of her far-ranging subjects. For the past twenty years she has sought to challenge herself to capture what she finds around her in ways that are new and refreshing. Elizabeth chatted recently about her work. Although she had been a prolific sketcher starting in childhood, she says that she only began to paint after her daughter, her second child, was born. She says, “It became my passion. Now, it is breathing to me—I can’t not paint.”

She has made that passion her life’s work, capturing her surroundings in paintings, no matter where she has lived. She moved three years ago from north of Peterborough to Port Stanley. Her first solo show was at an art gallery in Bancroft and she has exhibited many times since. She has had impressive results with submissions to juried shows like Paint Ontario and her work can be found in collections world-wide. Elizabeth’s personality is evident in each of her paintings, perhaps because early on she found in oils the medium which was suited to her temperament and has stuck to it ever since. Says Elizabeth, “I took a water colour class and hated it. I need to paint and fix and loved the richness of oils. I did try acrylics but I love oils.” She started painting house portraits, then flowers—she loves the colours and textures. But she says, “My subjects now are all over the map. I document where I am living, go for walks with my dog, and try to capture my surroundings.” She emphasizes that painting is not complicated, “It’s how you look at something; it’s about learning to look at things in a different way. Don’t judge yourself and allow yourself to play.”

Red Dahlias, oil on canvas

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Though Elizabeth is self-taught, her keen eye and vibrant sense of style likely has roots in her childhood. Her parents were both born in Poland, and ended up in England (her mother by way of Siberia and her father by way of a German labour camp). They met in Bristol and immigrated to Toronto to work as maid and butler for a wealthy businessman. Elizabeth had the run of mansions in Toronto and, for six months of the year, in Palm Beach, filled with magnificent works of art. She says, “Even then, I knew it was great art, though I am not even sure

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Arts who the works were by. I remember taking an art class as a child in Palm Beach and then becoming a constant sketcher.” She smiles, “Although there were a few times when I have taken jobs like dish-washing in a restaurant to get by between sales of paintings, I feel blessed to have been able to make a living at art for the past twenty years.” It’s a career Elizabeth approaches with verve and joy, but works hard at it, painting every day, and always looking for new challenges. She also pays homage to the ‘muse’ for the creations which appear on her canvases. She says, “There are days when I can’t paint an apple. Other times I feel like art comes from ‘another place’. So I guess it is somewhat ‘magical’. People can feel that—why else would they love one piece rather than another that’s beside it that I would call great.” Recently, a woman who bought one of her pieces told her excitedly that it was her first original painting. “She was so happy—I live to see people connect with my art.” Elizabeth is committed to finding ways to nurture connections between artists and community. Art events can help accomplish this and she feels that such occasions should themselves have an aura of the “magic” that flows when people discover art

Gardenia, oil on canvas which speaks to them. She had positive memories from when she lived in Durham Region of participating in ‘Art Salons’ organized by Charlotte Hale (art supporter, photographer, gallery owner/curator and assistant dean at Durham College). With those lively and successful happenings in mind, she has helped to organize two ‘Art Salons’ at the Windjammer Inn in Port Stanley to showcase the work of the Association of Port Stanley Artists (APSA), of which she is a member.

Windjammer Hollyhocks, oil on canvas; Elizabeth and her Pink Roses with Teapot, oil on canvas

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Arts The 2014 Spring Art Salon saw the Inn packed with people enjoying art, chatting with the APSA artists and happily enjoying hors d’oeuvres, themselves creations of food art by Chef Kim Saunders. It was an occasion which encouraged an appreciation of local art, wonderfully prepared food … and life in general. Mission accomplished Elizabeth! Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Port Stanley Artists, a group of artists and artisans living in Port Stanley. Find out more about Elizabeth and the Association at www.elizabethkusinski.com and www.portstanleyartists.com. Their summer art shows are June 28, 29 & July 26, 27 on the Port Stanley Legion lawn,11am-5pm. Right, top: Autumn in Port Stanley, oil on canvas; Bottom: What's It All About, Alfie?, oil on canvas

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Food & Dining

BLUEBERRIES:

Big Taste

Head out to the blueberry patch for the nostalgic fun of berry picking and bring home great taste along with all of the health benefits of one of nature’s powerhouse fruits. Highbush blueberries make for undemanding picking, and the fruits of your labour are also easy to freeze for use in the coming months.

Several local farms offer you-pick opportunities, are pleasant, peaceful places to visit and make a great family outing. Here are just a couple of Elgin County u-pick blueberry options

Bluegroves Farms Bob and Marianne Hatch operated Bluegroves for thirty-five years. In 2013, after working with the Hatches for a season, Gio and Mariangela Pierinelli decided to take over the farm and continue the tradition. They are committed to operating a successful farm for generations to come and are enthusiastically heading into their first season.

Beary Blue Acres

Thirty years ago, Dennis and Sandra Fishcher wanted to try planting something new as part of their farm. They chose blueberries and today the field across from their home is a well-established 5-acre patch. Sandra’s favourite way to eat blueberries is straight off the bush (though there are some delicious sounding recipes on their website, including one for smoothies with an option of adding peach schnapps). They also carry dehydrated berries—little bursts of flavour which are a nice substitute in recipes calling for raisins. U-Pick, Ready Picked, Frozen, Dehydrated, Jam 23301 Queens Line, Rodney 519-785-0450 www.bearyblueacres.com

Their ten varieties of blueberries make for an abundant supply throughout the season and each has its own special characteristics. For example Bluettas come early in the season with a mid-size fruit while Jerseys produce a very sweet fruit late in the season (August). The farm will also be offering a limited supply of free-range chicken eggs for purchase.

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U-Pick, Ready Picked, Frozen 25503 Talbot Line (Hwy. # 3 at Eagle) 519-768-3276 www.bluegrovesfarms.com

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GAY LEA

DAIRY HERITAGE MUSEUM

CHANGING EXHIBITS LECTURES • GIFT SHOP CURRENT EXHIBITION:

TREASURES FROM THE VAULT

(on display until August 30, 2014) Elgin County Administration Building, 4th Floor, 450 Sunset Drive (Hwy 4), St. Thomas, Ontario Open year round - Call for seasonal hours 519.631.1460 ext. 160

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Dairy Memorabilia • Delivery Wagons Picnic Area • Walking Trails May 1-Aug 31: Tues-Sun 9am-5pm; Closed Mon • Sept: Sat Only Adults $5, Children 12 & under $3

www.dairyheritagemuseum.ca Located in Copenhagen, south of Aylmer 48075 Jamestown Ln, RR2 Aylmer

1-888-773-2955


Food & Dining Following your berry-picking excursion, enjoying the fruit can be a simple pleasure—eat them just as they are or sprinkled on cereal, ice-cream or yogurt, or in smoothies. Fruit salad combinations with raspberries, strawberries, melons or nectarines burst with refreshing summer flavour, perhaps with a drizzle of simple syrup (or lavender syrup from Steed & Company Lavender near Sparta). Blueberries are featured in many old-time favourites like pies, crisps and cobblers which traditionally contained wild blueberries—try Cindy Bircham’s update on the classic Blueberry Crumble on page 10. Several flavours make classic pairings with blueberry, including lemon (Blueberry Lemon Crisp), ginger (Blueberry Pie with Ginger Crust), peaches (Frozen Peach Mousse with Blueberry Swirl), mint (Minted Blueberry Fruit Salad), and basil (Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Basil Filling, or Blueberry Basil IceCream). They are also the main ingredient in many savoury combinations (Blueberry-Onion Sauced Pork Tenderloin or Pan Seared Duck Breast with Blueberry Ketchup). All of these recipes and more can be found on the websites listed to the right. Freezing blueberries is a breeze. Spread washed and dried berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Place them in the freezer till hard (about three hours). Transfer the frozen berries to freezer bags or containers and return to the freezer. In the depths of winter you will be able to enjoy the sweet, tart

goodness in a smoothie or cobbler, and perhaps the memory of picking under sunny summer skies.

BLUEBERRY FACTS • Blueberries are a source of Vitamin C and

fibre and contain notably high levels of anthocyanins and other antioxidant pigments. It’s the anthocyanins which give them their intense blue colour. • In the early 1900s researchers began to domesticate wild highbush blueberries to develop the cultivated highbush kind, and in 1976, the cultivated berries began to be grown in Ontario. • Blueberries rely on bees for pollination. • According to www.blueberrycanada. com, in terms of area under production, blueberries rank as the number one fruit crop in Canada. They officially surpassed apples in top spot in 1996. These websites have lots of recipes and information as well as colouring sheets or activity ideas for kids: • Ontario Berry Grower’s Association: www.ontarioberries.com • Foodland Ontario: www.ontario.ca/foodland-ontario • US Highbush Blueberry Council: www.blueberrycouncil.org

Jeff Yurek, MPP Elgin-Middlesex-London

Here to help you with: Ontario Disability Support Program, OHIP Cards, Driver’s Licences, Ontario Works, Birth Certificates 750 Talbot Street, Suite 201, St. Thomas, ON, N5P 1E2 P: 519-631-0666 | T: 1-800-265-7638 | E: jeff.yurekco@pc.ola.org www.jeffyurekmpp.com

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Food & Dining

CRUMBLE: TWO WAYS TO DESSERT BY CHEF CINDY BIRCHAM

There are big differences between committing to a culinary career and being a hobby cook. A culinary career ensures calloused index fingers, meals eaten standing up, 16-hour work days, and straightto-the-point communication skills. Yes, Chef. No, Chef. Hot pan, coming through! There are also several similarities—a love of nourishing others, impressive utensil collections, and a go-to stack of tried and true recipes. Many of those recipe pages are battered and stained but having it on paper is only a formality; we've made it so often we have it memorized by heart. The recipes that I use most frequently, year after year, tend to be very easy to adapt to whatever happens to be ripe at the moment or stocked in the pantry. Swap out the rhubarb for blueberries from spring to summer, use half brown sugar for honey, or use Khorosan flour instead of white. Simple changes that alter the finished taste and texture of the dish but do not alter the final quality. The recipe below is one of my go-to's. Adapted from my mother's copy of The Joy of Cooking, the crumble has kissed many summer fruits over the years. Occasionally I use oat flakes and all-purpose flour; other times I prefer the beautiful amber colour and buttery, nuttiness from Kamut® wheat. Kamut® (pronounced ka-moot), is actually a trademarked name for the ancient wheat variety known as

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Khorosan. The name is trademarked to ensure the standards in cultivation and usage are kept high. Kamut® is always organic, non-gmo, and has a high protein content. Whether you have a library full of culinary literature or work from a dog-earred copy of Schmecks Appeal, both hobbyists & pros know the value of reliability—and good taste.

Crumble: TWo Ways to Dessert 1 1/2 cups Kamut® flour 1 1/2 cups Kamut® flakes 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp cinnamon (optional) 1 cup unsalted butter, cool 1. Combine flakes, flour, salt, baking powder and soda (and cinnamon, if using) into a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into 1 cm cubes and place in bowl with dry ingredients. Using your fingers or a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until there are no large pieces remaining. 2. At this point you can store the unbaked crumble in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month or immediately bake into a dessert.

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Food & Dining Crumble Bars:

Crumble Topping:

Crumble, prepared as above 3 cups blueberries 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp cornstarch 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Crumble, prepared as above

1. Allow crumble to warm slightly if using from the fridge. Take half of crumble mixture and press lightly into the bottom of a parchment lined 9" square pan. 2. In a separate bowl, combine blueberries with brown sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Pour blueberry mixture on to bottom crust then top with remaining crumble, pressing very lightly to make an even layer. 3. Bake at 350°F for 30-45 minutes or until lightly browned and juices have begun to release from the blueberries. Cool completely before cutting.

1. Place crumble onto parchment lined baking tray. Break up any large chunks with your fingers. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and crisp. Allow to cool completely before serving with fresh blueberries and ice cream, crème pâtissière, or yogurt. Baked crumble will keep 10 days in an airtight container at room temperature.

Article, recipes & photo (right) by Chef Cindy Bircham Cindy Bircham is a professional chef and recipe developer cooking her way across Elgin County with a passion for quality, local, and made from scratch. Her baked goods are available Saturdays at the Horton Farmers’ Market in St. Thomas and weekends at Howe Family Farm Market (48556 John Wise Line, Aylmer). You can find her blog, 'From the Kitchen’ at www.Elginharvest.ca. Talbot Line/Hwy 3

Open Early June to November

Strawberries, watermelon, canteloupe, squash, pumpkins, garden vegetables and much more!

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John Wise Line 11-5pm Mon-Sat 9-6pm & Sun

48556 John Wise Line, Aylmer

519-773-3779

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TEN HOT SUMMER THINGS

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Summer Feature

AVAILABLE IN ELGIN

Railway City Brewing Co. Witty Traveller

The Witty Traveller arrived just over a year ago, “with spices from the east, the fruits of the south, and the yeasts of the north enveloped in taste and aromas of far flung places. He has stopped to offer us a pint,” says the can. It turns out the Witty Traveller has been welcomed with open arms. Many have really taken to this crisp, refreshing Belgian-style Witbier, done Railway City style. Available beginning late June in tall cans at LCBO outlets and at Railway City Brewing Co., 130 Edward St, St. Thomas, 519-631-1881.

Colibri Wet Bags

These come in a range of funky patterns, are machine washable, and made in Canada. Double Duty Wet Bags feature a waterproof section on top and a dry storage area in the front with a strap which snaps around a towel rod, back pack, stroller etc. Not just for cloth diapering, wet bags are also great for swimming, sports, travelling, the gym and more. The Extra Large Wet Bags have two straps which allow the bag to hang on a towel rod, change table or loop together to form a handle. You are likely to come up with lots of your own ideas for using these fun and practical items. Available at Vesta Shop, 767 Talbot St, St Thomas, 519-631-6461, and at www.vestashop.ca; $24 for the Double Duty, $33.50 for Extra Large.

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Refresh with Mint, Mint and more Mint

Nothing says COOOOL like the refreshing taste of mint. Heritage Line Herbs grows a long list of organic herbs (around 160 varieties) which include potted Peppermint, Spearmint, English Mint, Mojito Mint, Moroccan Mint (especially suited to Middle Eastern Cuisine), and Chocolate Mint (the peppermint pattie herb?). Some of the varieties are also available on request in dried form. Habitual Chocolate, London’s small focused chocolate company, has specially developed one of their bars with Heritage Line’s Chocolate Mint. They are available at Heritage Line Herbs while supplies last but they sell out quickly. Or you can bake some up in cakes, muffins or cookies; you will find a recipe for Chocolate Mint Banana Bread on their website. Heritage Lines is located at 53443 Heritage Line, Aylmer, 519-866-5577. Find out more about their products, the Tea Room, events and classes at www.heritagelineherbs.com.

Summer Feature Steed & CoMPANY'S Lavender Bug Balm

This mosquito repellent is natural, contains no DEET, and may put you in mind of strolling a lavender field. It also gets lots of repeat customers. In fact, Suzanne Steed, owner of Steed & Co Lavender recalls one woman from Charlottetown, P.E.I. who stopped into the shop and bought a container, but noted she was a bit skeptical about how well it would work. A week later she emailed with an order for fourteen more—she had shared with friends at an outdoor gathering and they all wanted some. Available at Steed & Company Lavender Farm, 47589 Sparta Line, RR #5 Aylmer, 519-494-5525; $8.95/30g stick.

Limelight Hydrangea

I stopped in at Canadale to look for a plant to add summer excitement to the garden and just by chance ran into Beamish Landscape Services’ talented designer Shannon Martin. She had a quick answer for me as to a perfect pick. She pointed out the ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) and noted that it has elongated compact blossoms, lovely green-tinged blossoms through late summer which turn to rich pink in autumn and can be used for cut flower arrangements. Available at Canadale Nurseries, 269 Sunset Dr, St. Thomas, 519-631-7264. For expert garden design, landscape construction and maintenance (and snow removal) contact Beamish Landscape Services, 519-633-9176, www.beamishlandscape.com.

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Summer Feature Final Touch® Kool Twister

Keep wine chilled for up to 1 hour as you sip and savour outdoors this summer. Simply insert the chilled reusable Kool Twister into the bottle. When you are ready to serve, the unique design allows you to pour the perfect glass through the no-spill spout. Available at Wind n Willow, 435 Talbot St, St. Thomas, 519-637-3904; $22.99.

Shades of Summer

Knitting isn’t just for winter anymore. Check out the great summer colours available in Avalon by Cascade Yarns. It’s a 50% cotton/50% acrylic yarn with the coolness of cotton and the benefit of light weight and springy acrylic. Little Red Mitten owner Joan Janes is imagining summer tops, kid’s clothes and baby blankets and there’s always someone in the shop ready to help you find just the right pattern for the creation you imagine. It can be machine washed and tumble dried. Available at Little Red Mitten, 86 Talbot St, St. Thomas, 519-207-2880; $7.99/100g skein.

Caribbean Fiesta at Quai du Vin, Sun Aug 10th This is just the event to get you into a full fledged summer sun-loving groove. It’s on this year’s lineup of four events in Quai du Vin’s always popular Summer Sounds Delicious music series. This one features the smooth Latin sounds of Pachanga; the reggae beat of Infrared; the Starlite Steel Drum Band and the calypso tunes of Northern Harbour with special guest, guitar virtuoso and Juno award winner Robert Michaels. Caribbean Fiesta runs 2-7pm, Sun August 10th at Quai du Vin Estate Winery, 45811 Fruit Ridge Ln, RR #5 St. Thomas; $25 advance (at the winery or www. quaiduvin.com), $30 at the gate.

Robert Michaels (photo by Alyssa Buttarazzi)

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Horses

A trio of summer events could make your summer a moving experience. On Saturday July 12th, Cactus, Cattle & Cowboys celebrates ten years of their equine-focused festival, this time at a new location, the Rodney Fairgrounds. They have a wonderful line-up of entertainment, breed displays, horse demos, vendors, children’s activities and the popular horse parade at high noon. Nostalgia Nights, July 12th, is the new kid on the block (well, several blocks with as many as 300 50s and 60s cars cruising Talbot Street in St. Thomas in the evening). There’s also Art in the Park at the L&PS Corridor (2-7pm) and free rides on the PSTR Train (1-7pm). It’s all brought to you by the St. Thomas DDB. Those train rides are also one way to get yourself to St. Thomas’s first Rib Fest in Pinafore Park (July 11th,

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Summer Feature 12th & 13th). On August 23rd, ride the rails in style with a Port Stanley Theatre fundraiser, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The gala evening includes music, auction and gourmet meal and there’s a complimentary shuttle from St. Thomas to Port Stanley. Find details about these events and many more in the events section and on-line at www.relishelgin.ca.

PEPPER TREE “Love BBQs” Spice Collection

Pepper Tree Spice Company opened their second location in Port Stanley last year (the other is at the Western Fair Farmers Market). The Love BBQs collection is perfect for the summer-time grill, with a mouth-watering selection including organic Signature Hyde Park Steak Spice, organic Grilling Spice and organic Grilled Chicken & Rib Rub. Stop in at the store to check out an entire wall

of grilling spices on display for your summer-time meal inspiration. Available at Pepper Tree Spice Company, 223 Colborne St, Port Stanley, 519-782-7800; $26.95.

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Classic Car Show 5-9pm • FREE Train Rides 1-7pm • Art in the Park 2-7pm Music from the 50s & 60s • Free Fun for All Ages Downtown by the L&PS Corridor

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Recreation

Get Moving WITH CITIZENS 4 ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

The members of Citizens for Active Transportation (C4AT) want to encourage people in Elgin County and St. Thomas to become more active. They also want to be a voice and resource for the changes that will make it easier (and safer) to get around by methods like walking, hiking, running and biking. Places which are walk- and bicycle-friendly encourage exercise and better health, help build community and attract people to work, live and visit. Recognition of these benefits and a desire to make active transportation a more integral part of our community led the C4AT group to band together for action. Making our lives a little less convenient may be the best thing for us and our children. Walking or biking could become a lifetime habit that lasts long after the years of participation in youth organized sports have passed. Surprisingly, in some cases it’s

also more convenient. At a Bike Summit held in St. Thomas last year, Jay Stanford, London’s Director of Environmental Programs and Solid Waste noted, “Most trips under five kilometers are fastest by bike.” In support of biking’s economic and tourism value, he also enthused, “Recently I toured Railway City Brewery, two wineries and Port Burwell, dropped $300, had an incredible experience and the next day was on to Port Stanley.” The Summit’s keynote speaker was Dave Cieslewicz who, as mayor of Madison Wisconsin from 2003 to 2011, led that city’s transformation as one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the United States. Like several of the speakers throughout the day, he described many creative ways to get people used to the idea of getting on a bike and discovering that it’s fun. Cieslewicz emphasized that biking must also be

Trish van Dam-Marcoux and Erica Arnett with the Cycling Master Plan at an ESTPH open house; Lori BaldwinSands promoting the Downtown Bike Festival at the Horton Farmers' Market (photo by Mark Girdauskas)

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Recreation safe, easy and convenient and that the best way to create safety is through infrastructure. Creating ‘complete streets’ - ones designed to be safe, comfortable and efficient for pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and motorists is somewhat like putting together an intricate jigsaw puzzle. (And the concepts are not just for ‘streets’—they also apply to rural areas and villages). Piecing the puzzle together has been the focus of a major initiative at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health (ESTPH). Following a study of public interest in active transportation, they determined that a cycling master plan was an important next step. After extensive consultation with City of St. Thomas, Elgin County, municipalities and the public, they have developed the master plan for Elgin-St. Thomas and will present it to local municipalities for adoption early this summer. Much of the plan relates to creating that all-important infrastructure. Since their formation in 2012, the C4AT group has collaborated with ESTPH to promote the benefits and fun of active transportation from a citizen’s perspective, taking part in events like the St. Thomas Bike Festival in June of this year, the Horton Farmers’ Market and West Elgin Community Health Fair. Their primary goal, however, is to advocate for better infrastructure—improvement to existing trails, sidewalks, paved shoulders and bike lanes. When related issues arise at local municipal

ACTIVE HEALTHY KIDS The health benefits of people-powered transportation begin with children. The tenth annual Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, released by Active Healthy Kids Canada in May 2014, looked at how Canadian child and youth physical activity stacks up against 14 other countries. It revealed that while Canada is among the top countries for having well-developed physical activity infrastructure and programs, it trails at the back of the global pack for overall physical activity levels. In looking for answers, the report found that while there is plenty of opportunity for structured, organized activities, physical activity levels remain alarmingly low. Says Elio Antunes, President and CEO ParticipACTION, “In some cases we need to step back and do less. Many parents see active transportation and active play as inconvenient or unsafe, which results in kids spending their free time indoors being sedentary. In fact, these are great, cost-efficient ways to get kids moving more.” www.activehealthykids.ca

C4AT members Erica Arnett, Sue Dodds, Liz Windover, Trish van Dam-Marcoux (chair), Norm Marcoux, Mark Tinlin, Paul Whistlecraft (photo by Mark Girdauskas); participants at the Downtown Bike Festival

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Recreation councils they would like to be a resource and voice for those with similar interests.

what a good thing this is for families and the potential to save money on cars, gas and health costs.”

Trish van Dam-Marcoux, St. Thomas resident and C4AT chair, believes strongly that active transportation options can be beneficial to the environment and our health, result in less money needed for healthcare and also provide some low-cost travel alternatives to operating a car. She says, “I think it is very important to a lot of people, but for many, including myself, safety is a concern.”

The rewards of thinking “outside the car” could be immeasurable and C4AT would love you to join them for the ride.

In an automobile-centered culture, the needs of walkers and cyclists are often overlooked and raising awareness won’t happen overnight. Trish laughs, “I have been told by those from similar organizations to be patient—that is hard for me but it’s true—success comes from building contacts and relationships in the community. I think we are slowly making progress in raising the profile of

The C4AT group meets the first Thursday of every month at the St Thomas Public Library, from 6-8pm and new members are always welcome. Participation can be at any level, whether that be just keeping up to date and informed about the group’s efforts or by taking on a more active role. For more information, visit www.activeelgin.ca or www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-4Active-Transportation or contact c4at@elginhealth.on.ca.

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Cowboys, kids, country... UPCOMING EVENTS

West Lorne Optimist Car Show • Sun Jun 29th West Lorne Canada Day • Tues Jul 1st 1pm - Kids Country Carnival; 5pm - Fish Fry 7pm - Opening Ceremonies; 9:30pm - Fireworks

Kids’ Port Glasgow Fishing Derby • Sun July 6th Cactus, Cattle & Cowboys • Sat Jul 12th Port Glasgow Fish Fry & Fireworks • Sun Aug 3rd Featuring live bands, at the Port Glasgow Marina

Talbot Trail of Yard Sales • Sat Aug 23rd We’re just down the road and off the beaten path.

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What's Happening EVENTS ACROSS ELGIN • MORE AT WWW.RELISHELGIN.CA

ONGOING EVENTS Daily until Labour Day Tours of HMCS Ojibwa

Ages 6+ for interior tours; 10am-6pm (last tour 5pm) HMCS Ojibwa, 3 Pitt St, Port Burwell 519-633-7641 | www.projectojibwa.ca

Daily THROUGH SUMMER Port Stanley Kayak & SUP Rentals

Sport in Port Adventure Outfitters; incl. safety equipment Main Beach (in front of Mackies), Port Stanley 226-658-7678 | www.sportinport.ca

Tues to Sat until late August Free Tours of Old St. Thomas Church

9am-5pm | 55 Walnut St, St. Thomas 519-633-2610 | www.oldstthomaschurch.com

Wed nights until Sept 20 Aylmer Shrine Cruise Nights

5pm to dusk ICS Courier Parking Lot, Downtown Aylmer

Weekends until Sept 1 Live Music at GTs

Visit website for line-up; Fri & Sat 9pm, Sat & Sun 2pm GT's Beach Bar & Grill, 350 Edith Cavell Blvd, Port Stanley 519-782-4555 | www.gtsportstanley.ca

Saturdays Cineplex Family Favourites

11am; $2.50 | Galaxy Cinema St. Thomas, 417 Wellington St, St. Thomas | 519-631-2261 | www.cineplex.com

Saturdays Saturday Art Parties

All skill levels welcome; 9am-5pm Art Emporium, 177 Main St, Port Stanley 226-658-1888 | www.artemporium.ca

Saturdays until November Horton Farmers' Market

8am-12pm | Manitoba, just north of Talbot www.hortonfarmersmarket.ca

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Saturdays & Sundays until Jun 29 Scenic Train Rides on the PSTR

Reservations not req'd; arrive 30 min in advance; departs at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm; adults $15, children (2-14) $9 Port Stanley Terminal Rail, 309 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-3730 | www.pstr.on.ca

Sundays through August Music in the Park Concert Series

Musicians collect donations; 6-8pm Pinafore Park Bandshell, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas www.stthomas.ca/content/pinafore-park

Sundays Jammin' In The Cabin Open Jams

All musicians welcome; 1-4pm Jammin' Cabin at Pinecroft, 8048 Rogers Rd S, Aylmer 519-773-3435 | www.pinecroft.ca

Second Sunday of every month Featured Artists Meet & Greet

2-4pm | The Art Emporium, 177 Main St, Port Stanley 226-658-1888 | www.artemporium.ca

Sun to Thurs until Aug 31 Canada Southern Railway Station Tours

By donation; history of the station, Canada Southern and Michigan Central Railroads; 10am-4pm CASO Station, 750 Talbot St, St. Thomas 519-633-2535 | www.narhf.org

Various Dates Social Painting Nights

2-3 hours; starting at $20; for adults, children and families; preregistration required Art Gallery of Lambeth, 2454 Main St, Lambeth (London) 519-652-5556 | www.artgalleryoflambeth.com

Various Dates Summer Classes at Little Red Mitten

From beginner to advanced; see website or call for course topics and details Little Red Mitten, 86 Talbot St, St. Thomas 519-207-2880 | www.littleredmitten.ca

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Events CURRENT EXHIBITIONS Until Sat Jul 5 Tufts University Jumbo Preview

Exhibits from Steve Peters Collection and Elgin County Museum on display before fall exhibition in Boston Elgin County Museum, 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas 519-631-1460 x159 | www.elgincounty.ca/museum

Until Sat Jul 26 Melanie MacDonald: Don’t Read This if You’re a Woodpecker

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, 301 Talbot St, St. Thomas | 519-631-4040 | www.stepac.ca

Until Sat Jul 26 Summer Sizzler Juried Art Show

Art Gallery of Lambeth, 2454 Main St, Lambeth 519-652-5556 | www.artgalleryoflambeth.com

Until Sat Aug 30 Unearthing Aylmer

Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives, 14 East St, Aylmer 519-773-9723 | www.amtelecom.net/~aylmermuseum

Until Sat Aug 30 Treasures from the Vault

Elgin County Museum, 450 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas 519-631-1460 x159 | www.elgincounty.ca/museum

Sat & Sun Until Oct 12 History of Quilting in Ontario

Emphasis on quilting in the Sparta area; 11am-4:30pm Sparta Church Museum, 6073 Quaker Rd, Sparta Sally Martyn, 519-775-2292 | www.villageofsparta.com

Until Mon Oct 13 Celebrate Volunteers

Tyrconnell Heritage Society’s 20th Anniversary Backus-Page House Museum, 29424 Lakeview Ln, Wallacetown | 519-762-3072 | www.backuspagehouse.ca

JUNE EVENTS Wed Jun 11 to Sat Jul 5 Port Stanley Theatre: The Melville Boys

A true Canadian classic by Norm Foster; Tues/Wed/Thurs/ Sat at 2pm ($30.50), Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8pm ($33.50) Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-4353 | www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Eco-Conscious Seasonal Cut Flowers

Enter to win 1 of 3 Experience Elgin This Summer prize packages at

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Events Sat Jun 21 to Sun Jun 29 Lavender Bloom Celebration

Steed & Co Lavender, 47589 Sparta Ln, Sparta 519-494-5525 | www.steedandcompany.com

Sat Jun 28 Joe Preston 10th Anniversary Celebration

Entertainment from “Rant Maggie Rant” and great food, hosted by Friends of Joe; doors 7pm, tributes 8pm; $25 Masonic Hall, Sunset Rd, St. Thomas | 519-633-3333

Sat Jun 28 Winemaker's Dinner

With chef James Meadows and winemaker Jamie Quai; $85/person, reservation required Quai du Vin Estate Winery, 45811 Fruit Ridge Ln, St. Thomas | 519-775-2216 | www.quaiduvin.com

Sat Jun 28 Beer & Pizza Train Ride

Port Stanley Terminal Rail, 309 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-3730 | www.pstr.on.ca

Sat Jun 28 Barn Dance & Silent Auction

Presented by Wallacetown Agriculture Society; 19+ event; 7-9pm auction, 9pm-1am dancing; $8 adv, $10 at door Wallacetown Fairgrounds www.facebook.com/events/724839690899486/

Sat Jun 28 Mennonite Community Services 14th Annual Charity Auction

Known for Mennonite and international food booths; 7am breakfast & viewing, 9am bidding begins, 11am lunch booths open Aylmer Fairgrounds, 245 Sydenham Rd E, Aylmer 519-765-3020 | www.mcson.org

Sat Jun 28 Jaycees Pool Grand Re-Opening

Special events, games, food, drinks and prizes; 1-4pm Jaycees Pool, 93 Inkerman St, St. Thomas 519-633-7112 | www.stthomas.ca/calendar

Sat Jun 28 & Sun Jun 29 Association of Port Stanley Artists’ Canada Day Show

11am-5pm Legion Lawn, 310 George St West, Port Stanley www.portstanleyartists.com

Sun Jun 29 Annual West Lorne Optimist Club Breakfast and Antique Car Show

8:30am | Miller Park | Contact Jeff, 519-768-2031

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Sun Jun 29 WWE Live in HD at Cineplex

8pm Galaxy Cinema St. Thomas, 417 Wellington St, St. Thomas 519-631-2261 | www.cineplex.com/Events/WWE

Sun Jun 29 to Tues Jul 1 Port Stanley CanFest

Sunday: Firefighters/Lions Breakfast, 27k Road Race, antique train rides, kids treasure hunt at GTs; Tuesday: veteran's march, antique train rides, cake, fireworks on Main Beach at 10pm www.portstanleycanfest.ca

Various Dates until Sept 1 Tim Hortons Free Swims

Jaycees Pool: Jun 29 1-3pm; Jul 6, 12 & 20 1-4pm; Aug 3, 9, 24 & 26 1-4pm | YMCA of St. Thomas-Elgin: Jul 6 & 20 5-6pm; Aug 4 3-4pm; Sept 1 3-4pm | Aylmer Pool: Jul 1 1:30-4pm; Jul 18 7-8:30pm; Aug 2 1:30-4:30pm; Aug 12 7-8:30pm | Capacity restrictions apply timhortons.com/ca/en/difference/free-swimming.html

JULY EVENTS Daily in July Art Gallery of Lambeth Art Camps

Create in various media, or learn about an artist and work in their style; 10am-12pm or 2-4pm; $25/class Art Gallery of Lambeth, 2454 Main St, Lambeth 519-652-5556 | www.artgalleryoflambeth.com

Mon to Sat in July & Aug Summer Days with the Beekeeper

Meet the beekeeper, see a hive opened, meet the Queen and more; 11am-2pm (except during rain); Adventure Farm open 9am-5:30pm; $12/person (groups of 5 $55) Clovermead Bees & Honey, 11302 Imperial Rd, Aylmer 519-773-5503 | www.clovermead.com

Wed to Sun from Jul 2 to Aug 31, plus Tues Jul 1 & Mon Sept 1 Scenic Train Rides on the PSTR

Reservations not required; arrive 30 min in advance; depart at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm (Sat 11am trains are extended rides); adults $15, children (2-12) $9 Port Stanley Terminal Rail, 309 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-3730 | www.pstr.on.ca

Sundays in July & August Sunday Summer Teas

Enjoy tea and baked goods in the parlour and a tour of the historic house; RSVPs encouraged; 1-4pm; $10/person Backus-Page House Museum, 29424 Lakeview Ln, Wallacetown | 519-762-3072 | www.backuspagehouse.ca

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Events Tues Jul 1 Music & Artisan Festival for Hospice

1pm | Pinecroft Pottery Studio, 8048 Rogers Rd S, Aylmer 519-637-3034 | www.serenityhousehospice.ca

Tues Jul 1 Aylmer & Malahide Canada Day

Inflatables, carnival games, cotton candy, mini golf, buggy rides, photo booth, crafts and activities; free public skating 5-9pm (rentals $2/pair); fireworks at dusk East Elgin Community Complex, 531 Talbot St W, Aylmer 519-773-5631 | www.eastelgincommunitycomplex.ca

Tues Jul 1 West Lorne Canada Day

1pm Kids Country Carnival & other activities; 5pm fish fry; 7pm opening ceremonies, baseball games, Snake Lady show; 9:30pm fireworks Miller Park, West Lorne 519-785-0560 | www.westelgin.net

Tues Jul 1 Half-Price Herb Sale

All 4" potted herbs half-price; pizza samples available Heritage Line Herbs, 53443 Heritage Ln, Aylmer 519-866-5577 | www.heritagelineherbs.com

Tues Jul 1 Dutton Canada Day

Free swim, volunteer awards, entertainment, kids activities, fireworks at dusk; 12pm–dusk Sons of Scotland Park, Dutton 519-762-3209 | www.duttondunwich.on.ca

Tues Jul 1 Port Burwell Canada Day

Parade at 11:30am (Legion to Library) followed by flag raising ceremony, music, entertainment, children’s activities, food, fun and cake cutting www.bayham.on.ca

Tues Jul 1 Fingal Canada Day

Fireworks at dusk | Fingal Ball Park, Southwold Township

Tues Jul 1 St. Thomas Canada Day

Festivities, vendors, entertainment and 10pm fireworks Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas | 519-633-7112

Thurs Jul 3 CASO New Music Series

Chris Casserly & The Keepsakes, with special guest Justin Maki; doors open at 7:30, show 8-10pm CASO Railway Station, 750 Talbot St, St. Thomas 519-633-2535 | www.narhf.org

Thur Jul 3 to Sun Jul 6 (3 nights) & Fri Aug 8 to Sun Aug 10 (2 nights) Horseshoe J Dude Ranch Mini-Camps

3-night camp for those not sure about spending a whole week away from home Horseshoe J Dude Ranch, 32553 Erin Ln, Fingal 519-762-5402 | www.duderanchontario.com

Fri Jul 4 to Sun Jul 6 Balls Bike Rally

Ride with a thousand for charity; camping available Springwater Conservation Area, 8079 Springwater Rd, Aylmer | 519-773-9037 | www.catfishcreek.ca

Sat Jul 5 Wildflowers Permaculture Workshop

Come dressed for weather and work; 1-4pm; $40 Wildflowers Farm, 42338 Fruit Ridge Ln, St. Thomas 226-926-6432 | www.wildflowerstea.com

Sat Jul 5 Port Glasgow Yacht Club’s Annual BBQ

Port Glasgow Marina, 8536 Haven’s Lake Rd, Rodney 519-785-0189 | portglasgowyachtclubandmarina.ca

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS • Edison Museum, 14 Snow St, Vienna • Marine Museum & Historic Lighthouse, 20 Pitt St & 17 Robinson St, Port Burwell • Wind Interpretive Centre Info Kiosk 5361 Brown Rd (at Nova Scotia Ln), Port Burwell • HMCS Ojibwa Submarine, Port Burwell • Port Burwell Provincial Park & Beach

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SUMMER EVENTS IN BAYHAM • CANADA DAY IN PORT BURWELL • JULY 1 11:30 parade, followed by cake and festivities • PORT BURWELL TUB DAZE •AUG 1-3 Family fun weekend; fireworks Sunday at dark • STRAFFORDVILLE WATERMELON FEST • AUG 23 Parade at 10am; Family Fun Day • TALBOT TRAIL OF YARD SALES • AUG 23

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Events Sat Jul 5 to Sun Jul 13 Ontario Free Family Fishing Week

Fish Ontario waters without an outdoors card www.ontariofamilyfishing.com

Sun Jul 6 Rodney Kiwanis Club Kids' Fishing Derby

No license req'd; registration at 9:30am, fishing 10am-2pm Port Glasgow Marina, 8536 Haven’s Lake Rd, Rodney 519-785-0163 | portglasgowyachtclubandmarina.ca

Sun Jul 6 St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society Annual Garden Tour

Tickets at Canadale Nurseries prior to and day of, and in front of L&PS Station on Talbot St day of; 11am-5pm; $10 Gardens in St.Thomas and Elgin County | 519-769-2529 gardenontario.org/site.php/district10/events/gardentours

Weeks of Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21 & Jul 28 Summer STEM Camps

Science, tech, engineering & math camp for 5-13 year olds, with expert guests; $200/week Fanshawe College St. Thomas, Bill Martyn Pkwy, St. Thomas | Contact Drew, 519-433-7866 x25 www.pirweb.org/pir/en/stemcamps

Weeks of Jul 7, Jul 21 & Aug 11 History Camp for Kids

Focus on the history of Dutton Township for 6-11 year olds; 9am-5pm (extended care available); $100/camper Backus-Page House Museum, 29424 Lakeview Ln, Wallacetown| 519-762-3072 | www.backuspagehouse.ca

Wed Jul 9 Seniors Picnic in the Park

Entertainment, door prizes, classic cars, food and fun; book paratransit at 519-633-0001 or show seniors’ card to ride free on city bus; 9:30am-3:30pm Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas | 519-637-6408

Wed Jul 9 to Sat Jul 26 Port Stanley Theatre: Bingo Ladies

World premier musical with book, music and lyrics by Grant Tilly; Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat at 2pm ($30.50), Wed/ Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8pm ($33.50) Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-4353 | www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Wednesdays Jul 9 to Aug 20 Railway Adventure Wednesdays

Hosted by Elgin County Railway Museum and Canada Southern (CASO) Railway Station for kids aged 6-12; 8:30am-5pm; $25/day or $140 for all 7 Wednesdays 750 Talbot St & 225 Wellington St, St. Thomas 519-633-2535 | www.narhf.org

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St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society Garden Tour Fri Jul 11 to Sun Jul 13 St. Thomas Rib Fest

Rib teams, beer garden, live music, kids entertainment Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas 519-636-4037 | www.stthomasribfest.com

Fri Jul 11 6th Annual Pinafore Park Fishing Derby

Part of Bob Izumi’s Kids, Cops & Canadian Tire Fishing Days Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas | kidsandcops.ca

Fridays Jul 11 to Aug 15 St. Thomas Public Library Movie Nights

2pm (free tickets handed out at 1:30pm) St. Thomas Public Library, 153 Curtis St  St. Thomas 519-631-6050 | www.stthomaspubliclibrary.ca

Sat Jul 12 & SAT AUG 9 HMCS Ojibwa Greater DepthS Tour

Dinner catered by Schooner's Galley and three hour submarine tour; 6-9pm; $172/person (ages 16 and over; $100 tax receipt) HMCS Ojibwa, 3 Pitt St, Port Burwell 519-633-7641 | www.projectojibwa.ca

Sat Jul 12 Cactus, Cattle & Cowboys Festival

7-11am firefighters breakfast, noon horse parade; 1:303:30 open swim ($2/person); 3:30-4:30pm family swim ($5/family); 2-4pm trail ride; all day events (starting at 9am) include horse displays and demos, wagon rides, pony rides, cattle display, birds of prey demo, petting zoo, face painting, children’s activities and vendors; Sat & Sun Horse Camp & Trail Rides (28660 Talbot Ln, 519-762-2783) Rodney Fairgrounds, 135 Queens Ln, Rodney 226-373-7464 | www.cactuscattleandcowboys.ca

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Events Sat Jul 12 Nostalgia Nights Classic Car Show

St. Thomas DDB presents 50s and 60s music, food, awards, prizes, 50/50 draw; classic cars 5-9pm by the L&PS Corridor; train rides to Pinafore 1-7pm; Art in the Park 2-7pm Downtown St. Thomas by the L&PS Corridor vette1957eh@hotmail.com | on.fb.me/1gAKS1Y

Sun Jul 13 Summer Sounds Delicious: Ultimate Tributes

Premier Canadian Tribute acts; 2-7pm; $25 in advance, $30 at the gate (after 5pm Sat Jul 12) Quai du Vin Estate Winery, 45811 Fruit Ridge Ln, St. Thomas | 519-775-2216 | www.quaiduvin.com

Sun Jul 13 Golf Fore The Cure

For breast cancer research; register by Jul 9; 1pm start The Bluffs Golf Club, 35593 Lake Ln, Port Stanley 519-782-7447 | www.thebluffsgolfclub.com

Elgin Teddy Bear Picnic (photo by Mark Girdauskas)

Mon Jul 14 Timken Sports Wall Of Fame: Jack ‘Glad’ Graney Plaque Unveiling

Left-fielder and broadcaster Jack 'Glad' Graney, the only St. Thomas-born MLB player will be honoured; 2pm Timken Community Centre, 2 Third Ave, St. Thomas Contact Bill, 519-631-1178

Weeks of Jul 14 & Jul 21 Elgin Theatre Camp Drama Workshop

Campers learn the fundamentals of acting, with show Fri 3pm for parents; 9:30am-3:30pm; $250/week Princess Avenue Playhouse, 40 Princess Ave, St. Thomas 519-633-8530 | www.elgintheatreguild.ca

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Weeks of Jul 14 & Jul 21 Youth Theatre Camp

Ages 8-11; 9am-3pm; $125/week Port Stanley United Church, 239 Colborne St, Port Stanley 519-782-4353 | www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Weeks of Jul 14, Jul 28 & Aug 11 Studio Arts Summer Camps

No musical experience necessary; 9am-4pm (extended hours available); $275/week Studio Arts Rock School, 156 Edward St, St. Thomas 519-633-7222 | www.studioartsrock.com

Wed Jul 16 Elgin Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your teddy bear and picnic lunch; dessert and drinks provided; call to reserve; 10am-1pm Straffordville Community Centre | 519-631-9496 www.facebook.com/events/476232492508163/

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Events Fri TO SUN July 18-20 & Jul 25-27 Day Out With Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014

Fri Jul 25 Clovermead's 10th Annual Worldwide Bee Beard Competition

Hosted by the Elgin County Railway Museum; 25 min train ride, meet Sir Topham Hatt, Imagination Station and more; 8am start, last train at 5pm (reservation required) St. Thomas Elgin Memorial Centre, 80 Wilson Ave, St. Thomas 519-637-6284 | www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt

Four teams compete to be Bee Beard Champion; 7pm (Adventure Farm open until 9pm); $12/person (groups of 5+ get $1 off each); rain date Sat Jul 26, 2:30pm Clovermead Bees & Honey, 11302 Imperial Rd, Aylmer 519-773-5503 | www.clovermead.com

Sat Jul 19 Bowling For Boobs BBQ

Fri Jul 25 North America Railway Hall of Fame 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

Proceeds go to Breast Cancer Society; 11am-3pm Confederation Plaza, 114 Confederation Dr, St. Thomas

Sat Jul 19 The Snake Lady at Moore Water Gardens

‘Hands on’ with reptiles and amphibians; 11am-3pm Moore Water Gardens, 4683 Sunset Rd, Port Stanley 519-782-4052 | www.moorewatergardens.com

Sat Jul 19 & Sun Jul 20 Dutton Lions SportsFest & Annual Street Dance

Ball tournament, swim meet and street dance (Sat 9pm1am, Cotrac Dutton) with music by Stacey Zegers Band www.duttondunwich.on.ca

Sat Jul 19 & Sat Jul 26 Breakfast with Sir Topham Hatt

Hot breakfast, meeting with the Conductor and Sir Topham Hatt and more; 8-9am & 9-10am; $10, kids under 2 free Elgin County Railway Museum, 225 Wellington St, St. Thomas | 519-637-6284 | www.ecrm5700.org

Proceeds go to Canada Southern Railway Station restoration; silent auction, 50/50; registration and lunch at 11am, shotgun start at 12pm; $85 includes cart and lunch Kettle Creek Golf Club, 320 Carlow Rd, Port Stanley 519-633-2535 | www.narhf.org

Sat Jul 26 Nine & Dine: Play by the Lake

Nine holes of golf, BBQ lunch, prizes and fun supporting Port Stanley Festival Theatre; sign-in at 9am, tee-off at 9:30am; $50/person (cart not included) The Bluffs Golf Club, 35593 Lake Ln, Port Stanley 519-782-4353 | www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Sat Jul 26 Kids, Cops & Canadian Tire Fishing Derby

9am Springwater Conservation Area, 8079 Springwater Rd, Aylmer | 519-773-9037 | www.catfishcreek.ca

Sun Jul 20 Artifact Day

Bring artifact points to learn more about local heritage; 1-4pm; lesser of $12/vehicle or $3.50/person Longwoods Road Conservation Area, 8348 Longwoods Rd, Mount Brydges 519-264-2420 | www.lowerthames-conservation.on.ca

Weeks of July 21, Jul 28, Aug 4 & Aug 11 Savour the Flavour Boot Camp

Focus on local food while building real culinary skills The Arts & Cookery Bank, 242 Graham Rd, West Lorne 519-768-9986 | www.theartsandcookerybank.com

Weeks of Jul 21, Jul 28 & Aug 11 Farmtown Canada Summer Day Camps

Ages 4-12; hands-on with animals; July 21-25 Farm Camp with St. Thomas & Aylmer buses, July 28-Aug 1 Farm Camp with London & Belmont bus, Aug 11-15 Girls-Only Horse Camp (8-12 years); 9am to 4pm (extended care available) Farmtown Canada, 46703 Mapleton Line, Aylmer 519-773-2292 | www.farmtowncanada.ca

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Day Out With Thomas (photo by Mark Girdauskas)

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Events Sat Jul 26 & Sun Jul 27 Association of Port Stanley Artists’ July Show

11am-5pm | Legion Lawn, 310 George St W, Port Stanley www.portstanleyartists.com

Sun Jul 27 Summer Sounds Delicious: Jukebox Memories

50s and 60s rock and roll; 2-7pm; $25 in advance, $30 at the gate (after 5pm Sat Jul 26) Quai du Vin Estate Winery, 45811 Fruit Ridge Ln, St. Thomas | 519-775-2216 | www.quaiduvin.com

Wed Jul 30 to Sat Aug 16 Port Stanley Theatre: The Fixer-Upper

A comedy by Lorne Elliot; Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat at 2pm ($30.50), Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8pm ($33.50) Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-4353 | www.portstanleytheatre.ca

AUGUST EVENTS

Sat Aug 2 to Sat Sept 13 Exhibition: Eva McCauley's World's Edge

Award-winning painter and printmaker; closing celebration will include open jam session with artist and friends St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, 301 Talbot St, St. Thomas | 519-631-4040 | www.stepac.ca

Sun Aug 3 Port Glasgow Yacht Club’s Annual Fish Fry & Fireworks

Fish fry by West Elgin volunteer groups ($15), live entertainment by Port Authority, and fireworks on the beach at dusk; 4:30-10pm Port Glasgow Marina, 8536 Haven’s Lake Rd, Rodney 519-785-1765 | portglasgowyachtclubandmarina.ca

Fri Aug 8 Reach the Beach Races

2.5/5km run/walk through beautiful Port Stanley; 7pm GT’s Beach Bar & Grill, 350 Edith Cavell Blvd, Port Stanley www.facebook.com/events/633694603349446/?ref=5

Fri Aug 8 to Sun Aug 10 Aylmer & East Elgin Agricultural Fair

Fri Aug 1 & Fri Aug 29 GT's Lobster Night

Lobster plus seafood buffet; $43.99; reservation only GT's Beach Bar & Grill, 350 Edith Cavell Blvd, Port Stanley 519-782-4555 | www.gtsportstanley.ca

Entertainment, demo derbies, agricultural exhibits, arts and craft competitions, food vendors, midway; 10am-10pm Aylmer Fairgrounds, 139 Pine St East, Aylmer 519-773-3445 | www.aylmerfair.ca

Fri Aug 1 to Sun Aug 3 Tub Daze in Port Burwell

Fri Aug 8 to Sun Aug 10 Elgin Historical Show

Beach volleyball, swimming, boating, fishing, food, beer tent and live entertainment; fireworks Sunday at dusk www.bayham.on.ca

Sat Aug 2 Steve Jennings Classic

Soccer tournament in support of ALS research; 9am St. Thomas Athletic Park | 519-207-2900 www.facebook.com/TheSteveJenningsClassic

Antique farming show by Kettle Valley Pioneers; 9am–5pm Dan Patterson Conservation Area, Highbury Ave, St. Thomas

Sat Aug 9 1st Annual Tee Off Fore the TTC

Charity golf tournament and BBQ buffet for Talbot Teen Centre; $125, includes cart; register by July 4 and save $10 Pine Knott Golf Club, 5421 Hamilton Rd, Dorchester 519-631-8820 | www.facebook.com/TalbotTeenCentre

JOE PRESTON M.P. ELGIN - MIDDLESEX - LONDON

Ready and available to help with your Federal concerns. Constituency Office: 2-24 First Ave, St. Thomas, ON N5R 4M5 Tel: 519-637-2255 • Fax: 519-637-3358 Toll Free: 1-866-404-0406

www.joeprestonmp.ca

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Events Sat Aug 9 Steed & Co. Lavender Fairy Festival

Guest entertainment; bring your wings; 12-4pm Steed & Co Lavender, 47589 Sparta Ln, Sparta 519-494-5525 | www.steedandcompany.com

Sun Aug 10 Summer Sounds Delicious: Caribbean Fiesta

2-7pm; $25 in advance, $30 at the gate (after 5pm Aug 9) Quai du Vin Estate Winery, 45811 Fruit Ridge Ln, St. Thomas | 519-775-2216 | www.quaiduvin.com

Wed Aug 13 Elgin Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your teddy bear and picnic lunch; dessert and drinks provided; call to reserve; 10am-1pm Miller Park, West Lorne | 519-631-9496 www.facebook.com/events/476232492508163/

Fri Aug 15 to Sun Aug 17 Fred Eaglesmith Charity Music Festival

Great Canadian music at its best Springwater Conservation Area, 8079 Springwater Rd, Aylmer | 519-773-9037 | www.catfishcreek.ca

Sat Aug 16 3 Port Cycle Tour

Aylmer Express Graphics Group presents 160 km, 100 km and 50 km routes through Port Burwell, Port Bruce and Port Stanley; lunch in Port Bruce; $60/rider Start/finish at East Elgin Community Complex, 531 Talbot St W, Aylmer | 519-697-0018 | www.threeporttour.ca

Sat Aug 16 Aylmer Sweet Cornfest

Hosted by Main Street Aylmer; sidwalk sales, vendors, farmers’ market, music in Palmer Park, free family activities, BBQ and more 519-773-5655 | www.aylmer.ca

Sat Aug 16 Nightwalk with the Spirits

Guided tour through Ska-Nah-Doht Village at night; 9pm Longwoods Road Conservation Area, 8348 Longwoods Rd, Mount Brydges 519-264-2420 | www.lowerthames-conservation.on.ca

Sat Aug 16 St. Thomas Kinsmen Amazing Adventure

2-3 hour rally; minimum pledge of $20 per team/vehicle; live entertainment, beer garden, BBQ and vendors; entrance by donation to Cystic Fibrosis; registration 10-11am Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas Contact Scott, 519-200-1026 | stthomaskinsmen.com

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Fred Eaglesmith Charity Music Festival Sun Aug 17 Grapes of Wrath Sparta

5km obstacle course run to raise funds for Canadian Cancer Society; registration at 9am, heats 10am-3pm; $100/ person ($75 early bird) Quai du Vin Estate Winery, 45811 Fruit Ridge Ln, St. Thomas 519-432-1137 | www.cancer.ca/grapessparta

Wed Aug 20 Elgin Cattlemen’s Annual Beef BBQ

Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas

Wed Aug 20 to Sat Sept 13 Port Stanley Theatre: Stag and Doe

New comedy from new playwright Mark Crawford; Tues/ Wed/Thurs/Sat at 2pm, Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat at 8pm; $30.50 matinees, $33.50 evenings Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-4353 | www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Thurs Aug 21 to Sun Aug 24 20th Annual Iron Horse Festival

New location adjacent to Elgin County Railway Museum, new midway, and train rides on PSTR Train; April Wine ($22), live music, vendors, Kid’s Junction, Artisan’s Village, battle re-enactment camp and more; $30 Festival Boarding Pass includes admission to all shows and coupon book www.ironhorsefestival.com

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Events Sat Aug 23 Talbot Trail of Yard Sales

100 kms of yard sales, farm produce stands, unique shops, museums, wineries, art galleries, and so much more Elgin County-wide | www.elgintourist.com

Sat Aug 23 Talbot Trail Yard and Plant Sale

By St. Thomas & District Horticultural Society; 8am 35781 Fingal Ln, Fingal | Contact Shelley, 519-769-2529 www.gardenontario.org/site.php/district10

Sat Aug 23 Watermelon Fest in Straffordville

Parade (school to park) at 10am; pancake breakfast, seed-spitting contest, midway rides, silent auction, car show, vendors, entertainment, family movie at dusk, and children's activities Straffordville Community Centre, 56169 Heritage Ln Contact Pauline, 519-866-5573 | www.bayham.on.ca

Port Stanley Harbourfest (photo by Mark Girdauskas) Fri Aug 22 to Sun Aug 24 160th Shedden Agricultural Society Fair

Gates open Fri 5pm; Big Creek Mini Tractor Pull Fri 6:30pm, breakfast Sat and Sun 8am Keystone Community Complex, Shedden sheddenfair.villagecrierdutton.ca

Sat Aug 23 Sparta Church Museum High Tea

Call to reserve; 1-4pm; $15 Sparta Church Museum, 6073 Quaker Rd, Sparta Contact Sally, 519-775-2292 | www.villageofsparta.com

Sat Aug 23 Trains, Planes & Automobiles: Train Ride Fundraising Gala

Proceeds to Port Stanley Festival Theatre; train ride from Port Stanley to St. Thomas with music by Chris Murphy and 3-course meal by James Meadows Catering; shuttle from St. Thomas available; Boarding 6pm, departure 6:30pm; $100 ($50 tax receipt; available until Aug 11) Port Stanley Terminal Rail, 309 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-4353 | www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Sat Aug 23 Condie Cancer Cup

Proceeds to the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation in support of chemotherapy in memory of Mike Condie Pleasant Valley Golf Club, 46343 Talbot Ln, St. Thomas emily.merfield@gmail.com

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Sun Aug 24 Summer Sounds Delicious: Reds, Whites & the Blues

Enjoying the blues with Quai du Vin’s reds and whites; 2-7pm; $25 in advance, $30 at gate (after 5pm Aug 24) Quai du Vin Estate Winery, 45811 Fruit Ridge Ln, St. Thomas | 519-775-2216 | www.quaiduvin.com

Fri Aug 29 to Sun Aug 31 St. Thomas Fire Muster Days

Free movie night Fri from Elgin St. Thomas Public Health (family activities at 7pm, RIO 2! at dusk); St. Thomas Professional Firefighers Association’s Fire Muster Sat & Sun (firefighter competitions and demos, entertainment, vendors, car show, parade and more) Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas | 519-631-0210

Sat Aug 30 Friends of Springwater Fireworks

Fireworks over Springwater Pond for campers and visitors Springwater Conservation Area, 8079 Springwater Rd, Aylmer | 519-773-9037 | www.catfishcreek.ca

Sat Aug 30 JAMJAM Music Festival

A music festival in a forest! Springwater Conservation Area, 8079 Springwater Rd, Aylmer | www.cashhoney.com/jamjam

Sat Aug 30 & Sun Aug 31 Horseshoe J Dude Ranch Family Camp

Horseback riding, hayride, swimming, campfire and games Horseshoe J Dude Ranch, 32553 Erin Ln, Fingal 519-762-5402 | www.duderanchontario.com

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Events Sat Aug 30 to Mon Sept 1 Port Stanley Harbourfest

Sat Sept 6 & Sun Sept 7 Great Lakes Farms Applefest

Tall ships, live music, craft fair, family fun, food and more www.portstanleyharbourfest.ca

Apple treats, farm fun and apple picking Great Lakes Farms, 5111 Union Rd, Port Stanley 519-782-3433 | www.greatlakesfarms.ca

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Saturdays & Sundays from Sept 6 to Oct 26 Scenic Train Rides on the PSTR

Saturdays in September Clovermead Honey Festival

Adventure Farm open 9am-5:30pm; bee beard demo at 2:30pm; $12/person (groups of 5+ get $1 off each) Clovermead Bees & Honey, 11302 Imperial Rd, Aylmer 519-773-5503 | www.clovermead.com

Sat Sept 6 Elgin County Plowing Match

West Elgin area | www.elginfarmers.ca

Reservations not req'd; arrive 30 min in advance; departs at 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm; adults $15, children (2-14) $9 Port Stanley Terminal Rail, 309 Bridge St, Port Stanley 519-782-3730 | www.pstr.on.ca

Fri Sept 12 to Sun Sept 14 Rodney-Aldborough Agricultural Society Fair

Rodney Park, Queens St, Rodney | 519-768-1858

WE STRIVE FOR ACCURACY IN THESE LISTINGS, BUT DETAILS SOMETIMES CHANGE SO PLEASE CALL AHEAD.

FIND MORE AT WWW.RELISHELGIN.CA

More events, details and past event photos can be found on our website.

Meet Me at the Market Saturdays 8am-12pm May to November

www.hortonfarmersarket.ca

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TURKEY FARMS INC. Your Local Stop for Turkey & Store-Made Turkey Specialties

STORE-MADE SPECIALTIES, PERFECT FOR THE BBQ SAUSAGES, MARINATED BREAST FILLETS & KABOBS, BURGERS, BROILS, MEDALLIONS & MORE Visit us at the farm or St. Thomas Horton (Sat 8-12) & Brantford Farmers’ Markets (Fri 9-5 & Sat 7-2)

10882 Sunset Rd, Talbotville • 519-633-0527 Open Mon to Fri 9am-5:30pm & Sat 9am-4pm

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