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Culture Home Recreation Summer 2016 | Volume 10 | Issue 2

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Deni Gauthier's Passenger • Free Summer Fun for Kids Berries & Cream Pie Recipe • Guided Spirit Walks in Sparta Gay Lea's Co-opAlooza Picnic • Summer Events in Elgin


Table of Contents

INSIDE THIS ISSUE 4

Deni Gauthier's Passenger

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Summer Fun: Free Activities for Kids

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Berries & Cream Pie Recipe with summer fresh local strawberries or blueberries

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Guided Sparta Spirit Walks

10 Gay Lea Foods's Co-opAlooza Picnic Celebrating co-operative business 12 Events in Elgin

OUR COVER IMAGE Strawberries and cream pie. Recipe on page 6.

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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From the Editor

FROM THE EDITOR Little freedoms might be at the heart of summer’s appeal. You can lose those layers of winter clothing. Summer vacation time might bring a break from work, or at least routine. Cooking and eating can be simple— fresh, local food doesn’t need fancy preparation. You can take a mini-vacation without going far, and without doing too much. Most of us can remember, as kids, the feeling of freedom that came with the last day of school. For many parents and caregivers, “schools out” means finding creative ways to fill those summer days. Even better if those amusements are free—you’ll find a few suggestions on page 5 and more at www.relishelgin.ca. We wish you a summer with some happy freedoms and fortunate combinations of delights.

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“All in all, it was a never to be forgotten summer— one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going— one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne’s House of Dreams

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Arts & Entertainment

Passenger DENI GAUTHIER’S

with loops, a bed of ambiance and modern sounds, over which we get his beautiful words and voice. Seriously, this guy has Glenn Frey beat for sheer emotion.” Though this album is more subtly layered, the same applies.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PASSENGER When I began to listen to Passenger, Deni Gauthier’s latest album, the first word that came to mind was “pretty”, like what your reaction might be taking a path for the first time through a lovely wood. With Deni’s music, though, you know that will be just the first layer of experience. As you continue through this musicscape, you are likely to feel your senses taking over as you are washed with a myriad of sounds, memories, colours, feelings. Deni’s voice and lyrics draw you along, mostly gently, sometimes with a little firmness. Deni is someone who, it seems, believes with a confident steadfastness that sharing his musical talents is central to his own life journey. For Passenger, he has done that in a concept album format with nine stories of different people dealing with different stages of life. A careful listen to the album is likely to draw you in through the humanity of the ideas he shares, wrapped in intelligent musicality and that soulful voice. Bob Mersereau, music columnist and long-time arts reporter for CBC, reviewing Deni’s last album, Quiet Town, noted that Deni’s “songs are layered

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"… his voice is a beautiful fusion of a softer version of John Legend and the soulfulness of Dallas Green. His sweeping vocal range was best displayed in the folky tune, 'Do You Trust Me', featuring alluring melodies over chiming guitar riffs." —Nicole Wolfe, June 7, 2016, canadianbeats.ca "Deni lets us in through his songs, and we might even learn something about ourselves in the process. This music is the antithesis of cacophony; this is musical peace. Put the headphones on and listen to Passenger and see if you don’t agree." —Jamie Oppenheimer, Host, Lyrical Workers, Hunters Bay Radio Oppenheimer’s headphone recommendation is a good one—have a few intimate listens all on your own. Then share with family and friends and maybe enjoy a little prideful boasting, “This fantastic talent lives right here in my community!” Find out more about Deni Gauthier’s music, ways to purchase Passenger, and upcoming tour dates at www.denigauthier.com.

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Summer Fun FUN—AND FREE—FOR KIDS

Schools out! Looking for some free things to do? Here are five—find more at www.relishelgin.ca. THE SNAKE LADY • SAT JUL 16 Tour the greenhouses and beautiful outdoor displays at Moore Water Gardens; then learn about reptiles and amphibians from The Snake Lady. 11am-3pm, 4683 Sunset Rd, Port Stanley TEDDY BEAR PICNIC • WED JUL 20 The next Elgin Teddy Bear Picnic is at the Straffordville Community Centre, with lots of fun activities. Bring a teddy and picnic; snack and dessert provided. 10am-1pm, 56169 Heritage Line, 519-631-9496 MOVIE UNDER THE STARS • SAT JUL 23 & AUG 20 Hosted by City of St. Thomas & Elgin St. Thomas Public Health—in July, "may the force be with you” and in Aug, “look for the bare necessities”. Dusk; free with Caring Cupboard food donation; Bandshell, Pinafore Park, 95 Elm St, St. Thomas

FAIRIES, PIRATES AND MAGIC • SAT AUG 6 The lavender fields are a magical place and during the Lavender Fairy Festival, fairies (and pirates!) of all ages come to explore the gardens, make crafts and try fairy delicacies. Don’t forget your wings! 12-4pm; Steed & Co Lavender, 47589 Sparta Line, Sparta; www.steedandcompany.com ADVENTURES IN READING & CRAFTING FROM A LOCAL AUTHOR Check out some of the books by award-winning St. Thomas author and artist, Mary Wallace. Her latest, An Inuksuk Means Welcome is a picture book which gives a sense of place and of the traditions of Inuit life. I Can Make That provides a whole summer of free and inexpensive crafting. It's is colourful, clearly illustrated and packed with fun crafts, most of which lead to more ways to play and further adventures. Mary Wallace’s books are available at the St. Thomas Public Library, branches of the Elgin County Library and on-line at www.owlkidsbooks.com. Talbot Line/Hwy 3

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Recipe

Berries & Cream Pie It’s hard to beat the classic combination of berries and cream. The chocolate crumb crust complements both blueberry and strawberry variations. You could also use a graham crumb or baked pastry crust.

CRUST

1 ¼ cups chocolate cookie crumbs ¼ cup melted butter

FILLING ½ cup 3 ½ Tbsp ½ tsp 2 cups 1 ½ tsp ½ cup

sugar cornstarch salt milk egg, lightly beaten vanilla extract whipping cream

GLAZE ½ cup ½ cup ¼ cup 2 tsp 3 cups

crushed berries water sugar cornstarch fresh berries (dried thoroughly)

METHOD 1. Combine cookie crumbs and butter and press into a 10” torte pan. Put in freezer to set crust. 2. In a large saucepan, combine ½ cup sugar, 3 ½ Tbsp cornstarch and salt. Gradually whisk in milk. Cook and stir over medium high heat until bubbly. Reduce heat and continue to cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir a small amount

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Recipe of the cream mixture into the beaten egg, and then return the cream/egg mixture to the saucepan. Continue to cook and stir two minutes more. Stir in the vanilla extract. Cool to room temperature. 3. Whip cream; fold into filling until thoroughly combined. Pour over crumb crust and chill completely in refrigerator. 4. In a small saucepan, combine crushed berries and water; cook for 2 minutes. Combine ¼ cup sugar and 2 tsp cornstarch; gradually stir into berries. Cook until thick and clear, stirring constantly. Strain through a sieve and cool to room temperature. 5. For strawberries, halve and arrange over filling. Pour glaze evenly over top. For blueberries, combine fruit and glaze and spread gently over filling. Refrigerate at least two hours.

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History & Culture

GUIDED SPARTA

Spirit Walk A visit to the quiet village of Sparta can feel like a trip back in time. The lives of many of its inhabitants throughout the 1800s unfolded in buildings which can still be seen today. You can feel a sense of history when you visit the businesses housed in those heritage structures. And you can explore it further by stopping in at the Forge and Anvil Museum or Sparta Church Museum & Cultural Centre or by taking the self-guided Sparta Walking Tour. Settlers raised families, worshipped, educated their children and ran shops and businesses (furniture, hardware, general merchandise, hotels, funeral parlour, forge, blacksmith, tinsmith, cheese factory, tailor, butcher, taverns). They experienced the demands of pioneer life, the McKenzie Rebellion, tension between religious beliefs and government officials, and conflict between drinkers and temperance advocates. It was a fertile ground for the emergence of fascinating characters, remarkable stories, tragedies and … spirits. The folks at Sparta’s eclectic shop, the Village Collective, felt the time had come to channel some of Sparta’s stories and characters through an appropriate messenger from the past—and to present them to willing audiences. In a spirit of adventure, Village Collective owner Shelley McVittie and resident medium, Kate Vanner set out more than a year ago to create the “Guided Sparta Spirit Walk”. Shelley says, “We researched extensively and consulted renowned psychics, mediums, historians and villagers. We wanted to be sure that stories

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described by the intuitives, or ones that came up as village folklore could be validated and weren’t just hearsay.” Next, they went in search of a guide who would convey their love of Sparta village history and commitment to creating an authentic experience for visitors. They found that person in Lesley Chapman. Shelley says, “She did more research and came up with her own character, the wonderful Miss LilyRose Bryce. The stories we had found now had life and an unforgettable character to tell them.” The walk does indeed contain lots of wellresearched information, stories of people from Sparta’s past and characters who have, reportedly, returned from that past. It’s entertainingly presented as Miss Lily-Rose guides you along at a nice pace. She gives you a few moments to check inside some of the buildings, even some which are not open to the public, as she tells about their former inhabitants. The tour includes a nice little gift packet with sampler packages of Heritage Line Herbs’ Sparta Spirit Tea and Sparta’s Ghostly Blend Soap, along with the Sparta Village Walking Tour Map, Back Roading Elgin Map and coupons for use throughout the village. It wraps up with opportunity to sit and relax with a cold drink on the Village Collective lawn as Miss Lily-Rose shares her final stories and answers any questions you may have. Miss Lily-Rose may herself be a ghost and reportedly cannot be seen by all. That’s a good reason

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History & Culture for you to believe, even if just for the duration of the tour. It would be a shame to miss sharing Miss Lily-Rose’s charming company for a couple hours in the village. The Guided Spirit Walks are tentatively scheduled to run most Fridays and Saturdays and start at 1pm from the Village Collective verandah. Tours are $22.50 per person, $11 for children 6-10. Pre-registration on-line or by calling 519-775-2856 is recommended. Visit www.villagecollective.ca for further details, group rates and package info plus more about other Village Collective initiatives (Scarecrow Festival, Intuitive Wellness Awareness Days, Sparta coupon booklets, updated Historical Walking Tours, and the Village Newspaper).

Above: Miss Lily-Rose with Elizabeth Brandeau, interpreter at the Sparta Forge & Anvil Museum

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Local Attractions

Gay Lea Foods's

CO-OPALOOZA

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative is proud of their history as a co-operative business and of their commitment to preserving dairy heritage. On August 27th they will celebrate both with the first Co-opAlooza Picnic, open to all, on the beautiful grounds of the Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum near Aylmer.

experiences. Museum staff, under the leadership of former teacher Kerr Smith, has developed programs which are creative, interactive and mesh perfectly with the school curriculum. Making (and eating) ice-cream is a particularly popular science activity!

Gay Lea Foods is owned by over 1,200 dairy farmers. In 2008 they purchased Andy and Lotty van Kasteren’s private collection of 16,000 or so dairy artifacts and in 2010 the building and property where they were housed.

The museum is the perfect place to introduce high school students to the co-operative business model, and staff thought it might also be a good setting from which to share the inspiring story of co-operatives with an even wider audience.

Over the past year, the museum has become the place for some lively and well received educational

The over 1,300 unique co-operatives in Ontario range from community-owned credit unions,

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This year the museum marks the 100th anniversary of WWI with exhibitions on the 91st Battalion (Elgin’s Own) and General Sir Arthur Currie (to July 30) along with war art from R. R. Osgoode and H. W. Cooper (to September 3) Elgin County Administration Building, 4th Floor, 450 Sunset Drive (Hwy 4), St. Thomas, Ontario Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm

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Local Attractions grocery stores and theatres, to band-owned record labels, worker-owned retail stores, and farmerowned Gay Lea Foods, guided by principles that put community first, and people before profit. Kim Teuscher, museum coordinator, says “We wanted to hold an event which would celebrate our site and Gay Lea’s co-operative history—a chance for co-op enthusiasts to connect and for others to learn more about them. We thought a picnic would be the perfect format, and the museum the perfect site for that sort of community gathering.” You are invited to join the picnic on Saturday August 27th, to play, learn, eat, drink, dance, create, network, explore and experience true "community" at Gay Lea’s first-ever Co-opAlooza Picnic! Find out more and get tickets at www.dairyheritagemuseum.ca.

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Events

Dive into Summer EVENTS ACROSS ELGIN • MORE AT WWW.RELISHELGIN.CA

This is an extremely condensed version of the events listings that can be found online at www.relishelgin.ca. Please visit the website for an extensive calendar of events, and more details on those listed here.

ON-GOING EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS Mon-Sat in July & Aug • Clovermead’s Summer Days with the Beekeeper • www.clovermead.com Tues-Sat until late Aug, 9am-5pm • Tours of Old St. Thomas Church • St. Thomas Weds in July & Aug • Railway Adventure Afternoons • 519-633-2535 Weds Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 & Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 7pm • Summer Concert Series • Old St. Thomas Church Every Wed until Sept 21 • Aylmer Shrine Cruise Nights • 6pm-dusk • ICS Courier Parking Lot Wed-Sun in Jul & Aug; Mon Aug 1 • Port Stanley Train Rides • www.pstr.on.ca Fri-Sun until Thanksgiving • Exhibition: Woman’s Work is Never Done • Sparta Church Museum Sats in July & Aug, 3-5pm • Downtown Tracks Summer Concert Series • Railway City Tourism, St. Thomas Every Sat until Oct 29 • Horton Farmers’ Market • 8am-noon • Manitoba just north of Talbot, St. Thomas Every Sun until Aug 28 • Music in the Park Concert Series • Pinafore Park, St. Thomas Sun-Fri until Aug 21, 10am-4pm • Canada Southern Railway Station Tours • St. Thomas • www.narhf.org Daily through summer • Tours of HMCS Ojibwa Submarine • Port Burwell • www.projectojibwa.ca Through Summer • Catered Teas & Picnics • Backus-Page House Museum • www.backuspagehouse.com Until Jul 30 • Exhibition: The Life and Legacy of General Sir Arthur Currie • Elgin County Museum Exhibition: Jumbo Era Pressed Glass • Elgin County Museum • www.elgincounty.ca/museum Exhibition: Elgin County and the Great War • Elgin County Museum Exhibition: Behind the Canadian Line—Sketches of H.W. Cooper • Elgin County Museum

MUSEUMS OPEN FOR THE SUMMER WITH PERMANENT DISPLAYS Forge & Anvil Museum, Sparta • May-Aug daily 11am-4:30pm; Sept-Thanksgiving Sat, Sun & Holidays Backus-Page House Museum, Wallacetown • May-Thanksgiving • www.backuspagehouse.ca Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum, Aylmer • May-Sept • www.dairyheritagemuseum.ca Marine Museum & Historic Lighthouse, Port Burwell • 519-874-4807 • www.bayham.on.ca

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Events July & AUGUST EVENTS Wed Jul 6-Sat Jul 23 • Port Stanley Festival Theatre: Birds of a Feather • www.portstanleytheatre.ca Thur Jul 7-Tues Jul 19 • Canadale Customer Appreciation Sale • www.canadale.com Wed Jul 13, 9:30am-3:30pm • Seniors Picnic in the Park • Pinafore Park, St. Thomas Sat Jul 16 • DeBackere Farm Market Grand Opening • 5680 Sunset Road Sat Jul 16, 9pm-1am • Annual Dutton Street Dance • 204 Currie Rd, Dutton Sat Jul 16 • Intuitive & Wellness Day • Sparta • www.thevillagecollective.com Sat & Sun Jul 16 & 17, Fri Jul 22-Sun Jul 24 • Day Out With Thomas 2016 • St. Thomas Sun Jul 17 • Off the Wall … and Off the Vine Art Show • Quai du Vin • www.offthewallartshow.com Mon Jul 18–Fri Jul 22 • St. Thomas Elgin Pride Week • 519-633-7989 x428 Fri Jul 22 • Friday Night Bites: Canada • The Arts & Cookery Bank • www.theartsandcookerybank.com Sat Jul 23, at dusk • Movies in the Park (may the force be with you) • Pinafore Park, St. Thomas Sat Jul 23 • Rug Rat Back Pack Beach Volleyball • GTs, Port Stanley • fcssc.ca/register/event/647 Sat Jul 23 • Summer Fun Sidewalk Sale • Rodney & West Lorne Sat & Sun Jul 23 & 24 • Living History Weekend • Backus-Page House Museum • www.backuspagehouse.ca Sun Jul 24, 2-7pm • Motown Memories • Quai du Vin • www.quaiduvin.com Wed Jul 27–Sat Aug 13 • Port Stanley Festival Theatre: This One • www.portstanleytheatre.ca Fri Jul 29–Sun Jul 31 • Bayham Beachfest • Port Burwell Beach • www.bayhambeachfest.com

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MAJOR ATTRACTIONS • Edison & Bayham History on Display,

6209 Plank Rd, Vienna, Bayham’s Family Table Restaurant, Daily 6am-3pm

• Marine Museum & Historic 1840 Lighthouse,

20 Pitt St & 17 Robinson St, Port Burwell • Wind Energy Info Kiosk, 5361 Brown Rd, Pt Burwell

• Port Burwell Municipal Beach & Provincial Park

BAYHAM EVENTS • BAYHAM BEACHFEST • JULY 29-31

Family fun weekend at Port Burwell Municipal Beach; live music and fireworks Sunday at dark

• TALBOT TRAIL OF YARD SALES • AUGUST 20 • STRAFFORDVILLE WATERMELON FEST • AUG 27 10am parade; entertainment, vendors, family fun

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Upcoming Events Summer Fun Sidewalk Sale in Rodney & West Lorne • Sat Jul 23rd Port Glasgow Fish Fry & Fireworks Sun Jul 31st Talbot Trail of Yard Sales • Sat Aug 20th Rodney Fair • Fri Sept 16th-Sun Sept 18th We’re just down the road and off the beaten path.

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Events Sat Jul 30, 12-3pm • Kid’s Carnival • Lake Whittaker Cons. Area • www.kettlecreekconservation.on.ca Sun Jul 31, 4:30-10pm • Fish Fry & Fireworks • Facebook: West Lorne Optimists Sat Aug 6, 12-4pm • Lavender Fairy Festival • Steed & Co Lavender • www.steedandcompany.com Sat Aug 6, 12-3pm • Kids Carnival • Dalewood Conservation Area • www.kettlecreekconservation.on.ca Sat Aug 6 (opening 7pm)–Sat Sept 17 • Exhibition: Cliff Kearns Retrospective • STEPAC • www.stepac.ca Sat Aug 6, 13, 20, 27 • Clovermead Honey Harvest Festival • www.clovermead.com Sat Aug 6, 11am-5pm • APSA Outdoor Summer Art Show & Sale • Royal Canadian Legion, Port Stanley Sat & Sun Aug 6 & 7 • Port Stanley Harbourfest • www.portstanleyharbourfest.ca Thur Aug 11–Sun Sug 14 • Aylmer Fair • www.aylmerfair.ca Fri Aug 12 • Reach the Beach Road Race • GT’s, Port Stanley • www.facebook.com/ReachtheBeachRace Sat Aug 13 • “It’s OUR Hospital” Golf Tournament • www.facebook.com/events/1698631283710888/ Sat & Sun Aug 13 & 14, 9am-5pm • Elgin Historical Show • Dan Patterson Conservation Area, St. Thomas Wed Aug 17, 5-7pm • Elgin Cattlemen’s Assoc Beef BBQ • Pinafore Park, St. Thomas Wed Aug 17–Sat Sept 3 • Port Stanley Theatre: The Birds and the Bees • www.portstanleytheatre.ca Thur Aug 18–Sun Aug 21 • Iron Horse Festival • Railway Park, St. Thomas Fri Aug 19 • Buena Vista Social Club • Arts & Cookery Bank • www.theartsandcookerybank.com Fri Aug 19–Sun Aug 21 • Fred Eaglesmith Music Festival • Springwater C. A. • www.fredeaglesmith.com

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Events Sat Aug 20, dusk • Movies in the Park (look for the bare necessities) • Pinafore Park, St. Thomas Sat Aug 20 • 3 Port Cycle Tour • Aylmer start • www.threeporttour.ca Sat Aug 20 • Talbot Trail of Yard Sales • Throughout Elgin County Sat Aug 20 • Mainstreet Aylmer Sweet Corn Fest • www.aylmer.ca Sun Aug 21, 2-7pm • Reds, Whites and the Blues • Quai du Vin • www.quaiduvin.com Sat Aug 27, 12-6pm • Co-Opalooza • Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum • www.dairyheritagemuseum.ca Sat Aug 27, 10am • Straffordville Watermelon Fest • 56169 Heritage Line, Straffordville Sat Aug 27 • Big Brothers Big Sisters “BIG” Ball Drop Fundraiser • www.bbbselgin.org Sat & Sun Aug 27 & 28 • Shedden Fair • Shedden Fairgrounds Sun Aug 28, 12:30-2:30pm • 2nd Annual Elevated Picnic • MCR Bridge, St. Thomas • www.elevatedpark.ca Sat Sept 3, 8-10pm • Friends of Springwater Fireworks • Springwater Cons. Area • www.catfishcreek.ca Sat & Sun Sept 3 & 4 • St. Thomas Fire Muster Days • Pinafore Park, St. Thomas Mon Sept 5–Fri Nov 25 • Exhibition: Fabulous 50s • Aylmer Malahide Museum Sat Sept 10, 7pm • Aylmer Performing Arts Concert: Poor Angus • www.artsinaylmer.com Sat & Sun Sept 10 & 11 • Heritage Farm Show • Backus-Page House Museum • www.backuspagehouse.ca Sat & Sun Sept 10 & 11, 17 & 18 • Hawk Cliff Weekend • www.ttlt.ca Thur Sept 15–Sat Sept 17 • Fall Festival at Family Flowers • www.familyflowers.ca

Community. Democracy. Sustainability. Be part of Ontario’s first picnic celebrating our incredible co-operative movement!

Fall Festival Sept 15, 16 + 17

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Open to All!

Join us for a day of music, food, trail hikes, team games, co-op vendors, museum tours, arts & crafts and a bouncy cow on our beautiful 98-acre site!

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum Aylmer, Ontario

Saturday, August 27th, 12pm - 6pm $8 in advance, $15 at door (child & group rates available!)

For tickets & more info, visit www.dairyheritagemuseum.ca or contact museum@gayleafoods.com

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Craft corner LIFE SIZE STRAW CASTLE

Pumpkin Bowling & Straw Bale Maze

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Professional Face Painting + MR. COOL ICE CREAM SAT 11-4

Family Photo Ops in the Western Town Jail • Saloon

Family Fun!

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Summer Camps Theme activity days, special guests, crafts, group & water games $137.75/week • Ages 4-12 years

NATURE CAMPS AT PINAFORE PARK Jul 4-8 • Jul 18-22 • Aug 2-5 • Aug 15-19

MULTI-SPORT CAMPS AT TIMKEN CENTRE Includes 1 hour of ice time most days Jul 11-15 • Jul 25-29 • Aug 8-12 • Aug 22-26

Call 519-633-7112 for registration details or visit www.stthomas.ca under the Parks & Recreation page

Jaycees Pool 93 Inkerman Street, St. Thomas

SWIMMING LESSONS & PUBLIC SWIMS

Call 519-633-7112 for registration details or visit www.stthomas.ca under the Parks & Recreation page

2016 FREE PUBLIC SWIMS

Sponsored by Tim Horton’s Sat Jun 25, 1-4pm & Sun Aug 21, 1-4pm The City of St. Thomas & Elgin St. Thomas Public Health invite you to

Movies in the Park E

FRE

Enjoy an evening under the stars with family and friends and enjoy a movie on a 25-foot Jumbo HD Screen at the

Smoke-Free Movies in the Park Series Starting at dusk on Saturday July 23 (may the force be with you) & August 20 (look for the bare necessities)

Pinafore Park Bandshell, 95 Elm Street, St. Thomas

Admission is free with canned food items for the Caring Cupboard

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Relish Elgin is a print and online magazine that promotes the people, businesses, places and events of Elgin County and St. Thomas, Ontario,...

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Relish Elgin is a print and online magazine that promotes the people, businesses, places and events of Elgin County and St. Thomas, Ontario,...

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