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ESTATE ON 45 ACRES - ERIN
This extraordinary custom built home nestled on 45 acres with managed forest, designed to combine state-of-the-art, energy-efficient construction, and lighting with commercially available renewable energy systems such a geothermal heat and cooling to offer you this majestic home. You will have room to roam in this 5,000+ square feet above ground living space with 2,600 square feet ground level basement and potential for in-law and teen suites to accommodate the whole family. Currently offers 5 bedroom, 5 bathrooms with only tiles, hardwood and laminate flooring gracing this residence. 3 living rooms, 2 offices with most rooms having vaulted and 9 foot ceilings. There are more sun kissed rooms with walkouts then you can count. Views from every room plus a 3rd floor watch tower for pastoral views of the countryside. The master suite features, a pampering walk-in closet and 5 piece bathroom with jet tub and separate glass shower. The ground floor area provides an oversized 2 car garage with inside access, ground floor games or 6th bedroom, 3 piece bathroom with shower and workshop. A barn, paddock area and 2 storey 4,000 square foot shop gives you 10 foot ceilings and 200 amp hydro service for any hobbyist. 35 acres of managed forest has trail ways for anything your heart desires. Future income potential from approximately 40,000 mature trees. Property taxes reflect Conservation and Managed Forest Tax Credits. A large pond for swimming and skating. $1,490,000 Located in a desirable area, minutes to major commuter routes and GO stations. MLS# X3854851
DREAM WEAVER ON 86 ACRES - ERIN
Located 15 minutes North of Georgetown on a paved road, sits this scenic 86 acre property. Ideal setting for a weekend get-a-way, building your dream home, hobby farm or just enjoy room to roam. Open space, 3 ponds and towering trees make this a natural paradise for Deer and Wild Turkeys. The existing 1885 farm house needs lots of loving but provides a large building envelope under CVC. Located on a paved road North of Georgetown, South of Erin and only 30 minutes from Brampton. MLS# X371081 $1,325,000
PARK DISTRICT RENOVATED BEAUTY - GEORGETOWN
Welcome home to this perfectly 4 plus 1 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in the highly sought after Georgetown Park District. This beautiful architectural masterpiece features plenty of large sun-filled windows accented by ceramic and hardwood flooring throughtout the grand living spaces. Almost everything has been updated from inside and outside. Stunning granite counter kitchen include wall-to-wall pantry and stainless steel appliances. Four generous sized bedrooms, ground level laundry, finished basement, access to an oversized garage and walkouts to the private deck and fenced yard will please an active family. $1,099,000
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G U E L P H
5 ASK THE WINE LADIES 6 GETTING WHAT YOU WANT ISN'T ALWAYS EASY
7 MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL
8 HAPPY 150TH CANADA
10 THE SIDE EFFECTS OF GIVING
11 DOGGIE DELIGHT
DOG LOVERS DAY
ART ON THE STREET
14 SUPERHERO RUN FOR KIDS
16 LAKESIDE HOPE HOUSE HOPE IN THE STREET
17 CREATIVE SPARK IN THE PARK
18 RECIPE BY CAROLYN COHEN KOREAN STEAK TACOS
19 5 IDEAS - WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS THIS SUMMER ON THE CHEAP
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Dear The Wine Ladies,
We have guests visiting from London this summer and we were thinking about doing a one-day bicycle tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We’d love to show off a few of our wineries. Just wondering if you’ve done any of these tours and might have some thoughts to share on your experience. - Alyssa
THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Alyssa,
Yes, we have had the opportunity to enjoy a winery tour on wheels and would highly recommend it. Probably the best way to share our thoughts on this is by recounting our personal bicycle tour experience of last summer. We booked through GRAPE ESCAPE WINE TOURS, who was kind enough to give us a personalized guided “ride”. Grape Escape Wine Tours has been awarded the TRIP ADVISOR’s Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running. They are family owned and operated and obviously do a fabulous job. They offer a great variety of guided wine tours for single participants, small groups, larger groups, either on foot, in a vehicle or on a bicycle - they cover all the ground.
So we are off… rendezvous point is Kurtz Orchard Farm & Marketplace where we are to meet our guide, get fitted with our bikes and our helmets. It turns out Kurtz is the perfect place to meet. The grounds are beautiful with an abundance of lush greenery, towering trees, glorious wild flowers, a quaint bridge over looking a small pond… the setting is an inspiration and quite suitable for even Monat or perhaps Sisley! We are feeling relaxed and invigorated already. We meet Jacquie who will be our guide. We love her right from the start, she is full of zest, she suits us up, we test drive the bikes - it is all systems go.
HERE IS OUR STORY… What a glorious day for a bike ride. The sun is shining brilliantly, there is a gentle cool breeze wafting through the trees and my shorts fit! Hallelujah! Niagara wine country here we come for our inaugural, abbreviated bicycle wine tour - we are excited! It’s been a very hectic summer thus far and we are looking forward to experiencing a little relaxation, sunshine, stunning scenery, some wonderful wines, and just a tad of exercise. We are teaming up with Grape Escape Wine Tours for a private and privileged tour, on which we’ll visit three wineries, to sample a red wine, a white wine and an ice wine. The plan is to have a full facility tour at one of the wineries and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting to close off the afternoon. On this excursion, we will peddle close to 8kms at a leisurely pace, returning to our base camp in just under 2.5 hours.
We set off along the Niagara Parkway, full of enthusiasm. There is a sense of the local beauty and bounty NOTL has to offer, with vineyards in view and fruit orchards dotted along the way, with rows upon rows of pear trees running parallel to our path. After a relaxing and scenic several kilometer ride, we arrive at our first winery. Here is a snapshot of the 3 wineries we enjoyed on our tour. This may or may not be the itinerary for the next group, or individual’s tour, as Grape Escape Wine Tours has a broad roster of wineries that they mix and match accordingly. They also have introduced several new tours this year including their “Ultimate Wine, Beer & Foodie Bicycle Tour”, as well as their “Wine, Beer & Tapas Vehicle Tour”.
For those who might like to consider a bicycle wine tour, the typical Grape Escape Wine Tour “afternoon bicycle tour” is lengthier - it is closer to 5 hours (12kms) and includes 4 wineries instead of our 3.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Next month we will report on the 3 wineries we visited - Inniskillin Wines Inc., Pondview Estate Winery and FrogPond Farm Organic Winery. Stay Tuned! thewineladies.com • tourniagarawineries.com
GETTING WHAT YOU WANT ISN'T ALWAYS EASY
By Jennifer Lyon
Doing the work involved to achieve it? What a job you have ahead of you! That’s where this nifty concept comes into play – delayed gratification. The ability to resist temptation for an immediate reward and wait for a later (usually better) one down the road.
You have to keep working hard for what you want and wait for that reward. The gratification is coming. I promise. It's a hot and dusty trail up this mountain. You’ve got time and energy on your side. Dig into that trail mix and get walking. The view is incredible.
I just got back from a hiking adventure in California. We hiked so many cool places with stunning vistas, waterfalls and wildlife. It was amazing! It was also gruelling! Sweaty, hungry and mosquito covered, I muttered terrible things under my breath as I slowly trudged up the last hill, slumped over my hiking poles. I was hot and tired but I kept going. Come to think of it, I’ve been working hard at something for a while now with little to no immediate reward. It was moving away from my safe and familiar life to get a university degree. I was told that if I went off to school that I will be rewarded with great life success! University was hard. Long nights, difficult exams, tough profs to name a few. Like the hikes, only replace the mosquitos with people constantly interrupting study sessions with inane questions about whatever. I worked hard for that degree. So. Very. Hard. I was tempted by all of the distractions. It took me 6 years. I was 25 by the time this all wrapped up. I am 32 now and I’m just now starting to feel the reward from this hard work.
Jennifer Lyon lives and works in KW. She first moved to the region from her hometown of Meaford back in 2004 to attend Wilfrid Laurier University, where she graduated with a BA in Psychology and an MA in Sociology. She is the COO of the KW Guelph branch of Epilepsy South Central Ontario, providing programming and advocating for the rights of people affected by epilepsy. She loves being outdoors, attending concerts and community events, playing around with her dog, photography and rock climbing.
MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL 01
The weekend of June 9th to 11th marked the 31st year of Guelph's Multicultural Festival. The festival featured performances, rides, games, a multitude of vendors and food. With dancing on the stage, live music being played in the food tent and a huge variety of food from all different cultures being dished out, it was a great success!
01: MP Lloyd Longfield gives award 02: President Delfino Callegari of the Multicultural Festival and company 03: MPP Liz Sandals, MP Lloyd Longfield, Daniel Cherian and Mayor Cam Guthrie 04: Leslie Shapiro and daughter Sally 05: The Cultural Federation 06: Tossing beer kegs can be risky business 07: Dr. Antonette Falco and Dr. Elizabeth
HAPPY 15OTH 01
05 01: After a few rain delays, the Bottle Kids Band puts on a great show 02: Screams of joy as the ride picks up speed 03: Celebrating Canada with hats and tats 04: The rain put a damper on events but everyones patience was rewarded 05: The Canada Day adventure started even before getting to the park for young Claire (holding a baby frog in her hands) with her mother Lauren and partner Kevin
06: Christine, Lauren, Daniel Bush and Jalen Mahler with Smokin' Tonys 07: Walking from the rides to get some food and drinks 08: With the music starting, these friends headed for the stage 09: A true Canadian mix of friends out having a good time 10: Donna McGarr (holding Moose the dog), Steve McGarr alongside Sue and Alex Moir
Sometimes giving appears to be one-sided. I have something - I give that something - someone else benefits - the end. But it turns out there’s a lot to receive when we give, and we may not realize it until we take that step. Check out the list, or better yet, do something today to experience this for yourself.
1. Joy – Giving ungrudgingly can leave us feeling more joyful, fulfilled and content, leading to a greater sense of personal joy.
2. Perspective – Giving momentarily takes our eyes off of ourselves and gives us a chance to genuinely see others around us. This is surprisingly refreshing, and causes us to be more thankful.
3. Hope – The feeling we get when we give can remind us that there is hope for us when we find ourselves in need. Giving has a way of coming full circle, which brings us hope when we need it.
4. Connection – Giving creates an opportunity to connect with someone we may not have otherwise connected with. Friendships, trust and life lessons can all be gained through generosity. When we connect with other people through the power of a simple act of giving, this can change the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us.
Looking for a place to start? Try out the Givesome app. It’s free on the App Store and Google Play and connects you with charitable projects that you can support for as little as $2. And when you give, you’ll receive a video within weeks to show you the difference you made. Learn more at Givesome.com Article by Jay Whitelaw Givesome Founder and Executive Director TM
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On Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th, DogLoversDays returned to Riverside Park in Guelph for the 4th Annual "DogLoversDays" event. Friends and families along with their canine friends discovered a wonderland of entertainment for their family dog(s) to enjoy. There was an entrance fee of $5.00 per person, (with children under 13 and dogs getting in for free) that was partially shared with PTSD Service Dogs. From 10am to 4pm, dogs were encouraged to run on the lure course, see an energy healer at the Animal Healing Touch booth for a free healing touch, play in the fenced in leash free Doggie Play Zone or participate in the Best Dressed Dog contest.
03 01: Zoey with doggie friends Daisy and Katalya 02: Juan Atuesta and Gloria Correa with Barks & Bones 03: Taylor'ed Canines Taylor Mariani and company
01: Beautiful weather brought out the crowds 02: Musicians wandered through the crowd 03: Artist Annie Burgess in front of her multi-media artwork 04: A mock stage with "instruments" helps keep kids amused
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05: Cafe & Bistro Miijidaa stands ready to tantalize passerbys 06: Blowing huge soap bubbles 07: Artist Peter Fischer's incredible oils 08: Catherine Mills 09: Carol Nasvytis beside one of her stunning pieces of work 10: Salon Acqua employee and friend 11: Kids at play
SUPER HERO RUN
On Sunday, June 18th at Exhibition Park, superheros of all ages got together to participate in a 5 KM timed run and a 1 KM run/walk to raise funds for KidsAbility. Heros from all walks included Spiderman, Captain America, Lady Deadpool from Marvel, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Brampton's own Dark Knight complete with Batmobile, Judge Dredd, and last but not least, Tinkerbell, Belle, Anna and Merida from Disney fame. A truly great day that raised more than $70,000 for KidsAbility. Well done all you heros!
01: Everyone bursts into action for the 1 KM race 02: The Dark Knight with Wonder mother Joanne Hasson, 3 year old Addison Andrews and 9 year old Amelia Andrews 03: The Orange Theory Fitness group poses for the camera 04: Danielle Bauman, Christine Webb, Mikaela Harland, Sarah O'Marra, Amanda Noonan, Dayaxna Morales, Aldo Mauro and Rich Hodge 05: Lisa Richards (as Wonder Woman) with her family before the race 14
06: Heros & Superheros unite 07: One super family begins their 5 KM race 08: Macho Libre (aka Mayor Cam Guthrie) at the starting line of the 1 KM race 09: Face painting super style 10: A group from Instil and their mascot are ready to go 11: Will Mactaggart, Jan Reid, Keith Reid, President Frank Scott, Brandon Yanchus, Wayne Wright, Dave Van Dam and our Danny Rotary Duck (Dan Kelley) of the Rotary Club of Guelph COMMUNITYCAPTURED.CA â€˘
HOPE IN THE STREET 01
On June 16th, on Cork Street, Lakeside HOPE House organized Hope in the Street, an "all-ages, gastro pub street festival". This is the 3rd year that HOPE House has put together Hope in the Street. Despite a couple bursts of intense rain, a large crowd showed up to listen to music and enjoy comedy and food. 03
01: Singing up a storm just before the rain hits 02: Good friends meet and greet while listening to live music 03: Kristen Tilley of HOPE House and volunteers 04: Sydney Vaughan, Anne Marie Zajdlik & Olivia Sparks 05: Some of the great food supplied by Green Table Foods
CREATIVE SPARK IN THE PARK
On Saturday, June 17 at Royal City Park, Creative Spark in the Park had its first ever show and exhibition. Looking forward to many more shows in the future. 02
01: Volunteers stand ready to help at Creative Spark in the Park 02: Jenifer Levine of 3DE Creations with one of her pieces 03: Garth Laidlaw shows off one of his creative artworks 04: Jonathan Markov, alongside fellow singer and musician Madison Galloway 05: Claudia, of How I Met My Tea, shows off her various unique tea blends
DELICIOUS DISH RECIPE
KOREAN STEAK TACOS WITH CUCUMBER SALAD AND SUMAC PICKLED ONIONS
love tacos and I love Korean flavours. This combination is irresistible and a fantastic easy summer entertaining dish! Both skirt steak and flank steak need a long marinating time and need to be sliced super thin once cooked. The sumac in the pickled onion adds a fantastic red colour and sour flavour that goes really nicely in the tacos. You can buy sumac in a ground powder form in a specialty shop. It comes from the sumac bush found in the middle east, the berry is dried and ground, it has a lemony flavor. Serves: 6-10
INGREDIENTS • 1 skirt steak or flank steak • 12-20 small corn tortillas • 1 avocado, peeled and diced ST E AK M A R I NA D E
• 1 bunch green onions, white parts only or 1/2 a small onion • 1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds • 3 cloves garlic • 1" piece of fresh ginger, washed (no need to peel) • 1/3 cup low sodium tamari or soy sauce • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil • 3 tbsp mirin (rice wine)
DIRECTIONS S TEP 01
Blend all the marinade ingredients together in a blender or food processor, leave a little texture. S TEP 02
Place in a zip lock bag, place steak in the bag. Marinate overnight or up to 2 days. S TEP 03
Remove meat from the fridge for 1 hour before grilling. S TEP 04
TO MAKE THE CUCUMBER SALAD: Slice the cucumber in half in the width so that it is easier to handle, take each half and slice into half or quarters in the length. Now slice into thin pieces, I do this on a slicer so I get super thin slices. Place slices in a medium size mixing bowl. Drizzle the vinegar and oil over the cucumbers, sprinkle with the salt and sugar (if using), mix and toss together very well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, toss. Let marinate at room temp for about 30 minutes or longer before serving. Toss again before serving.
CU CU M BER SA L A D
S TEP 05
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TO MAKE THE SUMAC PICKLED ONIONS: mix the onions in a medium bowl with the red wine vinagar, sumac and salt. Mix well and let sit for 30 minutes or so.
1 English cucumber 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar 1 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp kosher salt Pinch of sugar, optional Toasted black and white sesame seeds
SU M A C P ICK L E D ONI ONS
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1/2 red onion, very finely sliced 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp sumac 1/2 tsp kosher salt
S TEP 06
Turn your BBQ to high for 10-15 minutes. Once the grill is hot, turn it down to medium. S TEP 07
Remove the steak from the marinade and shake off excess. Place on the grill. Cover the grill and cook the steak for about 4 minutes, flip and repeat. Allow steaks to “rest” (lightly covered in foil) on cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing. S TEP 08
Slice thinly on an angle, serve a few pieces on soft corn tortillas, topped with cucumber salad, Sumac pickled onions and cubed avocado.
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WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS THIS SUMMER
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PLAYGROUNDS, CITY POOLS
Burn off some energy and get active. Be sure to pack water and snacks.
SHORES OF LAKE ONTARIO
From Niagara-on-the-Lake to Oshawa, you will find a multitude of shoreline parks, river inlets, piers and commercial shopping areas. Get out of the car and walk around. You will feel like you got away.
INDOOR PLAY CENTRES
Some malls, fast food chains and recreation centres offer play areas to keep kids out of the heat of summer.
NIGHTTIME MOVIES OUTDOORS
Many community parks organize a weekly family movie night where you bring your own blankets and snacks. Host your own outdoor movie night and have the kids camp out in the backyard.
Healthy childhood’s consist of socializing with extended family. Excellent way to nurture family bonds and create happy childhood memories.
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