Archive for the ‘Feature Events’ Category

Musicarama – Celebrating 150th Anniversary (July 2017)

May 30, 2017

Musicpark

This July 1st the Canada Day Celebrations will be double in size and be at two locations in the Village of Fenelon Falls – Chair Doug Elmslie said “We wanted to make the Celebration of this special Canada Day an event to be enjoyed by as many residents and tourists as possible thus deciding to bring a special musical afternoon to the centre of the Village.” The Official opening and cake cutting will still take place at Garnet Graham Park starting at noon. There will as well be a bouncy castle, water fun and a new activity – cupcake decorating – starting at noon until 3:00 p.m.

The new activity centre will be on Water Street which will be a pedestrian only mall from noon til 5:00 p.m. The main attraction will be a music fest featuring three musical organizations starting with the 15 piece Northern Spirit band at 1:00 p.m., the 50 voice ReUnion Choir at 2:30 p.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. with a marching and concert demonstration by the ever favourite Pipes and Drums of Lindsay.

Councillor Elmslie said “What better way to spend an afternoon by the locks than listening to great music while enjoying a FREE ICE CREAM CONE which will be available at Slices and Scoops from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy music, free ice cream and meet Father Fenelon and Canada’s Beaver and Moose which will be there to interact with children and adults alike.

 

Every Day is Awesome! Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show (Apr. 2017)

April 19, 2017

at the 2017 Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show

You’ll have no trouble finding a reason to visit us Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Previously, entertainment was enjoyed in the lobby of the show. This year, we are excited to share that entertainment will be out on the main trade show floor.

KLCLS - Final Logo w bkgdFRIDAY April 28, 2017 at – 6:30 pm; Dog lovers can enjoy a Dog Grooming Showcase

SATURDAY April 29th, 2017 at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm; Enjoy the excitement of dance performances

More Saturday Fun! The main stage will feature demonstrations from our vendors.

SUNDAY April 30th, 2017 at 1 pm – Be sure to stop by to watch an afternoon Fashion Show.

TOP FIVE REASONS TO VISIT #KLCLS2017 FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

5. Incredible Vendors covering all your Country Living needs. See full list below!

4. Peaking at your Silent Auction bid at the Chamber’s Silent Auction booth.

3. Dancing! Dogs! Fashion Show! (Not all at once though :-)) See schedule below.

2. Every day is a new chance to enter to win the #KLCLS2017 Grand Prize Staycation Giveaway!

1. FREE ADMISSION!

KLCLS Admail Campaign Postcard (1)

The Fenelon Falls Chamber and the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show Committee are tickled pink and green to announce our Grand Prize Giveaway. Each day you attend the Country Living Show, April 28, 29 and 30th, be sure to stop by the Chamber booth to enter our contest to win an all-inclusive weekend at an incredible Fenelon Falls waterfront cottage. The lucky winner will enjoy 2 nights accommodation for 4 adults with all their meals covered from Saturday lunch to Monday breakfast! How cool is that? HUGE THANKS to The Cow And Sow, Nolan’s Restaurant, The Perch, Dockside Grill, and Sobey’s Fenelon Falls.

KLCLS Admail Campaign Postcard (2)

 

 SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!

Company Type of Business
5 Star Signs Graphic Design & Signage
Backyard Builds Inc. Sheds, Decks, Fence
Bert’s Appliances Appliances / Mattresses
Bill’s Quality Pest Control Pest Control
British Empire Fuels Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning Installation; Bulk Fuel Delivery
BTW Electronic Parts Electronic Parts, Sales & Distribution
Cable Cable Telecommunications
Canadian Tire Centre – Fenelon Falls Home Décor, Supplies, Recreation, Automotive
City Of Kawartha Lakes – Ec. Dev. Municipal Government
COKL Public Library Public Library / Doorway to the Universe
Cornerstone Home Furniture Sale of Home Furnishings, Appliances, Giftware
Costco Wholesale Retail Wholesale
Custom Covers Marine Covers
Doan’s Overhead Doors Construction
Doctor Screen Central Screen repair & products, doors, screen displays
Dogwatch of Southeastern Ontario Inc. Pet containment (indoor / outdoor) Training Collars
Dyanna Dreams Bedding, Bath & Spa, Home Décor
Easy Frame Docks (AFP Industries) Boat Docks
Ethic Tree Creation Arboriculture / Forestry
Fenelon Falls Curling Club Sports Club
Fenelon Falls Marina Marina
Fenelon Falls Real Estate Real Estate Service & Sales
FFDCC Chamber of Commerce Member Supported Not-For-Profit Business Network
FFDCC Silent Auction Fundraiser for Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce
Finest Gourmet Fudge Fudge, Sweets
For The Birds Seed Company Bird Seed, Feeders, Birdhouses, Garden Décor
Franklin Tint Window Film & Tinting
Generator Solutions Home Standby Generators and Portable Generators; GenerLink
Gliding Shelf Pull Out Shelf Experts
Greg McNeal Landscaping Landscaping
Handley Lumber Lumber and Building Supplies
Heather’s HELP Health & Wellness Products (Nutrition, Fitness)
Highlands Propane Inc. Propane Sales & Services
Home Hardware Home décor, building supplies, etc.
Home Helper Plus Cleaning Professionals
Hunt4Dreams Realty Inc. Brokerage Real Estate Sales
Inspired 2 Dance Dance Studio & Dancewear Boutique
J. R. Watkins Products

Hard-Working Products From High-Quality Natural Ingredients

Jackson Water Conditioning Limited Water Treatment Sales / Services
Jardine Funeral Home Life Celebrations, Funeral Home
Jocelyne and Mike Barkwell – Re/Max All-Stars Realty Inc. Real Estate Sales – Waterfront, Town & Country
KATVA Kawartha ATV Association
Kawartha Blinds Window Coverings
Kawartha Curb and Landscape Landscape Construction
Kearns Tree Service Tree Service
Lakeside Lazer Graphics & Engraving Promotional Company
LIFE 100.3 Radio Station
Nortech Home Improvements sunroom, window, door dealer
NPGC General Contractor
Pampered Chef Kitchen Tools
Pandor Productions Event Production. Audio, Visual, Lights, Draping, Staging
Pest Arrest Pest Control
Points North Selling Flags, Flagpoles & Custom Aluminum Signs
Retirement Success Independent Financial Advisor
Rotary/Lions Club – Splash Pad!! Service Club, Splash Pad in Fenelon Falls
RWH Construction Construction
Shaw Communication Inc. / Shaw Direct Telecommunications
Shepherd Environmental Services Septic – Pumping – Installations / Excavation / Portable Toilet Rentals
Solar Plus Consulting, Sales, Installation, Service, Solar, Wind, Composting Toilets, Propane Appliances
Stewart Morrison Insurance Insurance
Student Works Painting Residential Painting Services
Sturgeon Lake Sailing Club & Sturgeon Point Golf Course Sailing Club, Golf Course
Sutton Group – Kawartha Lakes Realty Inc. Real Estate Brokerage
Techo Metal Post Kawartha Posts (Helical Piles)
The Generator Centre Automactic Standby Generators
The Imrie Group Haulage, Septic, Excavation, Landscaping
Toronto Star Newspaper Ltd. Toronto Star Newspaper Subscription
Tow-All-Inc. Towing & Roadside Service
Unidem Sales Incredible Cookware & Mops
Unimat Mini Electric Shop Tools
Windrover Cottage Rentals Cottage Rentals
Witt’s Woods & Greens Custom Design, Decks, Landscapes

KLCLS Grand Prize Giveaway Announced! (Apr. 2017)

April 4, 2017

Win a STAYCATION at the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show!

The Fenelon Falls Chamber and the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show Committee are tickled pink and green to announce our Grand Prize Giveaway! Each day you attend the Country Living Show, April 28, 29 and 30th, be sure to stop by the Chamber booth to enter our contest to win an all-inclusive weekend at an incredible Fenelon Falls waterfront cottage. The lucky winner will enjoy 2 nights accommodation for 4 adults with all your meals covered from Saturday lunch to Monday breakfast!

#KLCLS2017 Grand Prize Giveaway*

a Staycation in Fenelon Falls!

Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show – April 28, 29 & 30th, 2017

3 days / 2 night Accommodation

PLUS! 2 meals at home, and 4 meals at local restaurants!

PLUS! A boat ride through the Locks

~ Room for 4 Adults ~

Retail value over $1,200.00!

Accommodations

Saturday and Sunday Nights (June 3 / 4 or June 10 / 11)

A sweet escape in the “Jewel of the Kawarthas”. Enjoy a 2 night stay in a beautiful, private waterfront cottage on the Fenelon River. Take in the views along the Trent Severn Waterway, or put your feet up and relax on the porch. Cottage features panoramic views of the water, clean swimming off the dock, a fire pit, BBQ and so much more!

Cottage courtesy of Heather Ahrens, Sales Representative RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. & Rick Chartier (owner/operator)

Food & Entertainment

Saturday

Lunch at The Cow and Sow

Dinner at the cottage – BBQ groceries from Sobey’s

Sunday

Breakfast at the cottage – Groceries from Sobey’s

Lunch at The Perch Restaurant

Dinner at Nolan’s Restaurant

Monday

Breakfast at Dockside Restaurant

Entertainment

Saturday Afternoon – Pontoon Boat Ride through Lock 34

*One entry per day for adults over the age of 19.

The Perch Restaurant, Fenelon Falls

The Perch Restaurant, Fenelon Falls

FREE ADMISSION! No April’s Fools!

There is no charge for admission to this year’s show so we hope you’ll come as often as you can. We’ll be releasing our schedule of events soon. Lots of options to entertain and delight you!

Attention Volunteers!

Can you spare some time to help us out during the show? Students! Do you still need volunteer hours this year? Sign up to help out at the biggest show in town this Spring. Email us at info@fenelonfallschamber.com and tell us about your availability and interests.

17498586_1421366581249291_3068176409007332002_n

Peter & Wendy Witt of Fenelon Falls Real Estate

Barn & Bunkie Hello Spring Sale!

On Saturday April 29th Barn & Bunkie’s Spring Sale will join us in the Fenelon Falls Arena & Community Centre. Incredible curated local artisans come together with the help of Fenelon retailer Barn & Bunkie to bring us a one day sale you wouldn’t dare to miss.

Stay in touch

Are you on instagram? Facebook? Give us a like and a share, we’d really appreciate it! The Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show is organized every year by the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds support the Chamber in it’s mission to foster a positive, inclusive business environment while promoting sustainable economic growth in Fenelon Falls. If you have any questions please the Chamber Office, 705-887-3409 or by email at info@fenelonfallschamber.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

www.fenelonfallscountrylivingshow.com

Fenelon Falls Home Hardware

Fenelon Falls Home Hardware

Booths are Going Fast, Soon To Be Gone! (Mar. 2017)

March 21, 2017

Only 5 weeks to go before the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show kicks off its 33rd year in Fenelon Falls. The show is well over 85% booked – don’t delay if your company is interested in joining us! Contact the Fenelon Falls Chamber at info@fenelonfallschamber.com or visit www.fenelonfallscountrylivingshow.com today!

17353440_1409001552485794_4532134729096624267_nAre you on instagram? facebook? Give us a like and a share, we’d really appreciate it! The Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show is organized every year by the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds support the Chamber in it’s mission to foster a positive, inclusive business environment while promoting sustainable economic growth in Fenelon Falls.

Our silent auction booth is shaping up to be quite an amazing array of delights this year! If you, your organization or business, would like to contribute and help raise funds to support the Fenelon Falls Chamber, contact the Chamber with details on the donation and your company logo (email info@fenelonfallschamber.com). This is a great way to support the Country Living Show & the Chamber if you’re unable to attend the full 3 day show. Thank you to all the businesses that are contributing – we are so thankful for your support!

Hello Kind & Generous Volunteers of Fenelon Falls!

Can you spare some time to help us out during the show (Sat. April 28 –  Sun. April 30th) ? Students! Do you still need volunteer hours this year? Sign up to help out at the biggest show in town this Spring. Email us at info@fenelonfallschamber.com and tell us about your availability and interests. We will have tons of fun.

Yes! We did say FREE ADMISSION!

There is no charge for admission to this year’s show so we hope you’ll find no excuse to miss the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show, this April 28 – 30, 2017.

Cartwheels of joy for the return of the Barn & Bunkie Spring Sale!

On Saturday April 29th Barn & Bunkie’s one day Spring Sale will join us in the Fenelon Falls Arena & Community Centre. Incredible curated local artisans come together with the help of Fenelon retailer Barn & Bunkie to bring us a one day sale you wouldn’t dare to miss.

17264266_1648126071869948_7644762644444989632_n

The countdown is on, Fenelon!

KLCLS General Poster

Calling All Vendors! Calling All Sponsors! (Mar. 2017)

March 7, 2017

Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show – April 28 – 30th, 2017

Can you believe we’re into the month of March already? Either can we, but Spring will soon be happening, folks. And so will this year’s Country Living Show in Fenelon Falls! The clock is tick tick ticking down the time to April 28th, 2017 – the first day of our 3 day show.

Calling All Vendors! Don’t hesitate, April 28th is just around the corner. We are still accepting applications. We are especially looking for vendors in the health and fitness; cottage toys, hot tubs, pools, and gardening categories. Be sure to get your paperwork into the Chamber office soon – booth assignments are coming out shortly.

Our committee is busy this week planning more details that will delight and inspire our guests this year. Don’t forget admission is FREE!, courtesy of our generous community – watch for an announcement on this coming soon. Some community space is available. Contact the Chamber office to inquire at info@fenelonfallschamber.com.

So no excuses, plan on coming to the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show in Fenelon Falls on the last weekend in April. We promise it will be worth your while!

Are you a business not able to join us at the show? Why not consider becoming a free admission sponsor for 2017? Have you business name announced over the three day event, Facebook and Instagram posts, your logo at the entrance of the arena, and more! View the Request for Sponsorship document here: Opportunity to Support the 2017 Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show, Fenelon Falls

www.fenelonfallscountrylivingshow.com

KLCLS General Poster

Fenelon’s Country Living Show 2017 (Feb. 2017)

February 7, 2017

February, 2017

We at the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce are excited about this year’s Country Living Show which will be held Friday, April 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 30th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The venue for our show will continue to be the Fenelon Falls Arena & Community Centre, located at 27 Veteran’s Way in Fenelon Falls.

This coming show promises to be a huge success as we celebrate our 33rd season. Several of us are new committee members and we are hoping our enthusiasm, excitement and some small changes will make this year’s show fresh and innovative.

Fenelon Country Living Show - Promoter Ad 2017

As a new initiative we are running on a trial basis this year, we are pleased to announce that we’ll be offering FREE ADMISSION to all patrons! This is big news, so please help us spread the word! Last year, the Barn and Bunkie Spring Sale was hosted for the first time in conjunction with The Country Living Show with much success. The Barn and Bunkie will be back in 2017, ready to create a positive atmosphere for a variety of home enthusiasts. We can’t wait.

Visit www.fenelonfallscountrylivingshow.com for Vendor Information. Stayed tuned to the Town Crier for more information as we count down the weeks to show time!

If you have any questions please email info@fenelonfallschamber.com

See you at the show!



Snow Day 2017 with Snowshoe Kawartha (Jan. 2017)

January 10, 2017

a full day of winter family fun in Fenelon Falls!

Celebrating THE 1ST KAWARTHA LAKES 5K-10K SNOWSHOE RACE, the village of Fenelon Falls is set to become a special one day winter event.

Snowshoe Kawartha - Poster 2017Get your winter gear ready for Sunday, February 5th. A full day of winter fun has sprung up around the excitement of the 1st ever snowshoe race in Kawartha Lakes, organized by Snowshoe Kawartha and to be held in Fenelon Falls. This race is the first stop in the inaugural Ontario Cup Series and the community of Fenelon Falls has most definitely embraced the spirt of the games.

ONTARIO CUP EVENT SNOW DAY

8:00 am On- Site Ontario Cup 5km/10km Registration

Fenelon Falls Curling Club, 41 Bond Street West, Fenelon Falls

10:00 am Welcome to SNOW DAY!

Race Start – 5km/10km Mass Start

10:15 am Special Events for Younger Outdoor Participants

Tackling Ice Fishing – Bruce Earp noted sport enthusiast leads an ice fishing demonstration – want to learn how the pro’s do it ?

Curling on Ice – Multiple outdoor rinks will be set with lightweight kid-size curling brooms and rocks. Rinks will be about 1/4 size.

11:00 am Special Event – “Putting History on Ice”

The Champlain Walk is a 30 minute walkabout sharing the story of the explorer, his challenges, his discoveries and his accomplishments.

12:00 noon Awards Presentations at the Fenelon Falls Curling Club 41 Bond Street West, Fenelon Falls

Activities Officially start at 10am and end at 2pm

Rooted in the First Nation tradition of a love of the outdoors and of experiencing the cultural and aesthetic beauty of winter, in addition to Snowshoe Kawartha hosting the 1st Ontario Cup Race of 2017, the day will also feature lots of fun family recreation and sports programming. Along with the 5k and 10k snowshoe races, there’ll be a 1k snowshoe walk with a guest historian, an open-to-all game of curling and an ice fishing demo on Cameron Lake. A full list of events will be available in the coming weeks.

trophy-carving

Snowshoe Kawartha’s “Spirit of Snowshoeing” trophy

Snowshoe Kawartha is especially proud to introduce the “Spirit of Snowshoeing” trophy, sponsored by the Fenelon Falls Rotary Club, which will be awarded to the volunteer who best represents the spirit of the Snowshoe Kawartha team.

Many thanks to Log Chateau Park, Young’s Construction, Rockwood Forest Nurseries, Fenelon Falls Rotary, Fenelon Falls Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund, the City of Kawartha Lakes and many more amazing supporters who are making this day possible. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program.

For more information about the 2017 Snowshoe Kawartha Festival, to access race registration or to volunteer, please visit www.snowshoekawartha.com

See you on February 5th, Fenelon Falls!

Follow Snowshoe Kawartha on facebook here.

Fantastic Choice, Films by the Falls! (Jan. 2017)

January 9, 2017

He prepared them for everything… except the outside world.

Join KLFC for the ‘Captain Fantastic’ screening January 31, 2017 in Fenelon Falls

Films by the Falls is excited to continue it’s film series into Winter / Spring 2017 with a screening of the multiple award nominated film Captain Fantastic at Fenelon Falls Secondary School on January 31, 2017.
fbtf-jan-2017
Captain Fantastic IS NOT A SUPERHERO MOVIE, it’s a dramedy, but it features a character worthy of being a superhero – to his children anyway, though society might think him otherwise. Ben and his seven young children live completely removed from society, COMPLETELY OFF THE GRID, somewhere in an American forest.

If there weren’t already a film called “World’s Greatest Dad,” that over-commodified Father’s Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross’ “Captain Fantastic,” which stars Viggo Mortensen as one of the screen’s all-time most progressive patriarchs — the surviving half of a counter-culture couple who decided to shrug off capitalism (they ignore Christmas, but celebrate “Noam Chomsky Day”), quit the big city and raise their family off the grid. But when Mom commits suicide, that puts a major twist in the fairy tale, which is precisely where Ross’ emotionally gripping family drama begins, evenhandedly weighing the pros and cons of its wildly unconventional parenting strategy, as the grieving father and his six kids cope with the idea of integrating back into polite society.

Peter Debruge, Chief Film Critic, Variety

Doors open at 6:30 pm; Show starts at 7:30 pm.
Fenelon Falls Secondary School – 66 Lindsay St., FENELON FALLSFilms by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month.
The Winter/Spring season runs from January to May.

See you at the movies!

www.filmsbythefalls.com

 

Holiday Events (Nov. 2016)

November 29, 2016

Our Events Calendar is updated with lots of fun ways to celebrate the holidays!

Start planning your festive fun here!

oldtownchrist

 

Santa Day 2016 Events Announced! (Nov. 2016)

November 15, 2016

Santa Day in Fenelon Falls is known far and wide as one of the best celebrations of all things Holiday. On Saturday, November 26, 2016 downtown Fenelon Falls is transformed into a Santa inspired wonderland; a sight you must see to believe! Bring the whole family for an entire day of FREE events. Stay for the nighttime parade at 5pm and watch the sky light up with fireworks after Santa rolls through the village.

Start planning your day at www.santaday.ca.

Click here for the Santa Day 2016 Activity Guide.

Special thanks to all of Santa’s Elves – Santa Day is only possible with many hands helping. And to all of the 2016 Santa Day Supporters THANK YOU for making this day a FREE day for all! Your generosity is astounding.

santa-day-2016-supporters

 

Math Genius Driven To Share His Gift (Nov. 2016)

November 1, 2016

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ screens November 22, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

Genius can grow anywhere, and for a self-taught man in rural India who understood math in groundbreaking detail, a transplant to Cambridge University in England was the key to sharing his discoveries with the world. On November 22, 2016 Films by the Falls rounds out their fall season with The Man Who Knew Infinity, a biographical account of the great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, played by Dev Patel, and the time he spent on the famous Trinity College campus with Professor G. H. Hardy, portrayed by Jeremy Irons.

hero_the-man-who-knew-infinity-2016Screenwriter and director Matthew Brown spent nearly 10 years working to bring the project to life; and the cast and crew collaborated passionately to make the best out of their small budget. Patel himself was a big part of the behind the scene work. Says Brown, “He’s been a real partner with me on this film, I would have been lost without Dev.” The Man Who Knew Infinity had its world premiere gala presentation at last year’s TIFF festival.

Tickets for ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on November 22, 2016 or in advance starting November 9th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies available only at the door. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

fbtf-poster-2016-11-man-who-knew-infinity

A Love Letter to Meddling Mothers (Oct. 2016)

October 4, 2016

‘The Meddler’ screens October 25, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

 

When mothering meets texting, watch out for new heights of meddling! Films by the Falls’ October movie is the comedy-drama “The Meddler”, starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne as a mother and daughter struggling to find peace in a relationship that’s gone technical. “I’m an unapologetic meddler,” says Sarandon, whose ability to relate to her character shows in her masterful performance as Marnie, the new owner of an iPhone who moves to L.A. to be closer to her single daughter.

v2“The Meddler” was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and closely mirrors her own experience. “Of course, it’s about a mom that can drive you crazy sometimes by caring too much, but it’s also about what she’s doing when you’re not calling her back” Scafaria says. All of mom’s caring energy needs to go somewhere, and audiences will be delighted to see what new paths are forged by Marnie’s redirected meddling.

Tickets for ‘The Meddler’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on October 25, 2016 or in advance starting October 11th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

 

fbtf-poster-2016-10-the-meddler

Fenelon’s Own Harvest Happenings (Sept. 2016)

September 20, 2016

back for another fantastic year

Harvest Happenings

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Town of Fenelon Falls 

Headquarters:  Slices N’ Scoops – 10 Water Street, Fenelon Falls

 

A great fun filled day for families to enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving and the fall harvest. Everyone is encouraged to get involved in some or all of the fantastic Harvest Festivities on offer.

There will be balloon twisters, a popcorn shop and harvest treats & tarts.   Make sure you enjoy famous Horse drawn wagon rides! Keep your eyes open for the Scarecrow displays, brought to you by our local businesses, and drop in for deals, draws and shopping. Lots more – be sure to check out this free event on Saturday October 8th!

Like us on facebook to find out more information and updates. www.facebook.com/FenelonFallsEvents

We look forward to seeing you there!

14202744_846659305434289_6228165280999344469_n-1

 

Films by the Falls is Back (Sept. 2016)

September 5, 2016
Breaking Social Barriers On Horseback
‘Dark Horse’ screens September 27, 2016 in Fenelon Falls
 
Sept FbtF 2016 Slide 680 x 300Films by the Falls is back for its 3rd season on September 27, 2016 with ‘Dark Horse’, a stirring documentary based on the true story of a race horse and his unlikely owners. A former mining village in Wales is the home of a group of working class friends who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Success on the track takes a devastating turn when the horse suffers a near fatal accident. Willed back to health by the love of his owners, the ‘Dark Horse’ becomes a source of inspiration as he once again takes his place on the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
 
Don’t miss the pre-show themed party planned as the kick off to the 2016/2017 Films by the Falls season. Starting at 6:30 pm on September 27th join us for a fun and entertaining event which will focus on the fascinating world of horse racing. Bring your camera or have your phone ready… snap your family and friends as they pretend to be a jockey with the help of a special prop. Come prepared to say hello to an actual race horse and hear the owner talk about what it’s like to be a part of the horse racing world. Special guest Kate Romanenko will speak about barefoot horse racing. Refreshments will be on hand to celebrate the first film screening of the fall, including popcorn courtesy of Ken House.
 
New this season is our redesigned website www.filmsbythefalls.com. Sign up for the newsletter, check out the archive of past films or take a gander at our wonderful sponsors who along with a dedicated group of volunteers make this initiative possible. KLFC will bid a fond farewell to Kathryn Rogers, the current and founding Chair of KLFC, who is stepping down after the screening of ‘Dark Horse’. Kathryn will welcome Colleen Jenkinson as the next Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit.
 
Tickets for ‘Dark Horse’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on September 27, 2016 or in advance starting September 13th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies available at the door and at Sweet Bottoms Coffee. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.
 
About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. 
 
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country. 
 

14184284_1016253958496048_4116315663349604413_n

Calling All Art Buffs – Kawartha Art Festival Is Here (Aug 2016)

July 29, 2016

Arts FestThe Kawartha Arts Festival is known in the art circles as the ‘Art in the Country’. It was first held in 1989 making this the 27th year for this landmark event. It started off as a small collection of artists gathering together to give something back to the local arts community. It has since grown into one of the largest art festivals in Southern Ontario and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The festival will be held September 3 & September 4, 2016, Saturday 10am-5pm and  Sunday 10am-4pm at the Fenelon Fair Grounds. There is free admission but there will be door prizes with donation at the gate. This year they will have Artist Demonstrations held throughout the weekend, a ‘Young At Art’ display, refreshments, free parking and the event is wheelchair accessible.

Kawartha Art Festival is a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers. It is kept going by the generous donations given each year by the show’s patrons, and we would like to thank each and every one of you to keep the Art Festival growing more unique each year.

Visit the Kawartha Arts Festival website here.

Follow them on Facebook here.

KAF-2016

Fenelon Show and Flea Market (Jul. 2016)

July 4, 2016

Screen-Shot-2015-06-23-at-8.50.20-PM (1)It is that time of year again when Fenelon Falls becomes the place to come to see the Cars, Trucks, Bikes, and Snowmachines at the 34th annual Fenelon Show. The weekend of July 30th and July 31st, 2016, the Fairgrounds in Fenelon Falls will be filled with those who like to build them, like to drive them and some who just like to look at them. This event attracts gear-heads and car enthusiasts from across the province to the village for the weekend long event. 

The event is run by the Lions Club in Fenelon Falls, with the support of the Rotary Club and the Boy Scouts, who both provide volunteers. 

The Show and Shine and Flea Market are held on both days. The Burnout Competition is held on Saturday. REV competition is on Sunday hosted by the Runaway’s Car Club. 

There is on-site rough camping available at the fair grounds as well as motels available in the area. Food vendors will be on site and local restaurants are always happy to welcome you for a meal. Lots of shopping vendors will be at the show and everyone is welcome to take a stroll into the downtown to visit the many stores that Fenelon has to offer too. 

Some of the extra special popular attractions are Outdoor Family Movie Night held on the Friday evening and the Video Dance for Age of Majority held on the Saturday evening.  Come on down to the Fenelon Falls Show and Flea Market. Everyone is welcome to join the fun.  Visit the Website Here for more information.

2016CARSHOWNEWPOSTER

Come One Come All to the Fenelon Fair (2016)

June 29, 2016

Fair

 

It is time to start planning for your weekend at the Fenelon Fair. August 5th, 6th and 7th, 2016 marks the 128th annual Agricultural Fair in Fenelon Falls.

“The Fenelon Fair has a great board of dedicated directors and some absolutely fantastic volunteers who are helping to make this years fair as good as it can be – once again. The efforts of everyone involved will make it another great year!” says Fair President Mike Sims.  “Our agricultural events prove that we have something for everyone! We feature livestock shows including cattle, sheep and horses.”

The Fenelon 4-H Club will hold its annual Achievement Day at the Fair and lots of activities are planned for the kids to do. They will have Field Crop Competitions and Junior Exhibits. The popular HomeCraft exhibits will be on display,  including a spectacular show of quilts and some exciting demonstrations!

This year they have added a new feature, the “TEAM CHALLENGE”.  Utilizing recycle materials…build it BIG! Build it BOLD!       Psst! They are aiming for an outdoor exhibit! Learn more on their website.

The Midway will be on site for the thrill seekers and the kiddies that like to take a ride. Don’t forget the Truck and Tractor Pulls as well as the Demolition Derby!

If your preference is to spectate,  plan to just walk around the grounds and check out the vendors, exhibits and displays. This is a great place for family and friends to come and take part in a wonderful community event.

No matter what your favourite event or activity is, everyone hopes you will come out and  Join us at the fair!

http://www.fenelonfair.ca

Midnight Madness Returns (Jun. 2016)

June 20, 2016

Midnight Maddnes

Fenelon Falls – Events Committee is happy to host the annual Midnight Madness, Saturday July 2nd, 2016 from 7pm – Midnight.

The Fenelon Falls Events Committee is proud to celebrate our annual Midnight Madness in Fenelon Falls. Grab your friends and families and head on into the “Jewel of the Kawarthas” for a great evening of local shopping and entertainment!

Fenelon Falls will be featuring the local band “Trade School”. They will be located on Water Street next to Slice’s N’ Scoops! Head on by to enjoy the talent and dance a little jig. Check out all of our local shops for great shopping while enjoying music by our Live DJ. Enjoy tasty snacks and it does not stop there… Are you bringing your children? Check out Summer our local Balloon Artist for a special Balloon creation.

The Fenelon Falls Events Committee, a division of the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce, is a volunteer committee combined of 8 local business owners and residents of Fenelon Falls. With the sponsorship of over 70 local businesses this committee provides a festive community atmosphere all year round while also helping to promote Fenelon Falls as a tourist destination. The 7 events hosted by the committee could not be possible without the generous participation and sponsorship of local businesses.

For the latest news and information, follow Fenelon Falls Events on facebook

Plan to Celebrate Canada Day in Fenelon Falls (Jun. 2016)

June 6, 2016

Canada-Day-700x466

Everyone is invited to come down to the Garnet Graham Park in beautiful Fenelon Falls to celebrate Canada Day on July 1, 2016. Festivities are happening all day long.

Music in the park, vendors, snacks, games, swimming, fun for everyone is planned. The day will conclude with an amazing fireworks display over the water.  Come and join your friends, family, neighbours at this popular community event.

Diva Afternoon and Evening Returns to Fenelon Falls (May 2016)

May 9, 2016

Diva NightCalling all Divas to Fenelon Falls on Saturday May 28th from 1:00pm to 9:00pm. Participating stores are open until 9:00pm for all Divas young and old to shop and enjoy the afternoon and evening of fun and laughter. Our Splash into Summer Fashion Show will be at the Chamber of Commerce building corner of Oak Street and May Street at 6:00pm.

Come downtown to the headquarters at the CIBC Bank corner to fill out ballots for our draws. The first 200 ladies will receive free flowers. Music will entertain everyone at the CIBC corner. The draws will be at 3:00pm and 8:00pm. Ladies have to be present for all the draws and don’t miss the last special draw at 8:45pm.

Restaurants will be pleased to serve you Fabulous Food and Exotic Drinks.

Strap on your comfortable shoes, grab the ladies and come to Fenelon Falls for Diva Afternoon and Evening. You and your friends will have a great time!

See you there!

Follow the latest news on facebook www.facebook.com/fenelonfallsevents

Tomlin Inspires First Starring Role in 27 Years (May 2016)

May 9, 2016
‘Grandma’ screens May 31, 2016 in Fenelon Falls
 
Can you believe it’s been 27 years since Lily Tomlin has had a starring role in a film? Bringing Tomlin back to the forefront is her performance as Elle in ‘Grandma’, a comedy-drama written and directed by Paul Weitz, being shown by Films by the Falls on May 31st at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School. Tomlin’s own personality helped to form the character she ends up playing in the film. While working with Weitz on his 2013 film ‘Admission’ starring Tina Fey, a story Weitz had been trying to sharpen up finally came Grandma Still 2into focus. Says Weitz “After meeting Lily, the voice and the character really clicked… I had a lot of it worked out in my head, and then I just went to a coffee shop and wrote it longhand.” Collaboration between the two didn’t stop there; Tomlin’s own 1955 Dodge Royal was used in the film as her character’s car.
 
The plot in ‘Grandma’ takes place over a single day and captures the events of Elle (Tomlin) and her granddaughter Sage (Julia Gardner) as they hunt for the emergency funds Sage asks for when she shows up unannounced on her grandmother’s doorstep. The comedy pedigree of director Paul Weitz mixes expertly with his poignant insights into family relationships as his two female leads spend the day visiting a past that’s never too far behind. Although the movie can be considered short at 80 minutes, the story grabs hold and packs a punch without wasting any time.  
 
Tickets for ‘Grandma’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on May 31, 2016 or in advance starting May 10th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies – valid during the Fall 2016 season as well – available at the door on May 31, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.
Grandma - FbtF May 2016
 
About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. 
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country. 
 

Brazilian Movie Translates Family Dynamics (Apr. 2016)

April 11, 2016

‘The Second Mother’ screens April 26, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

Still 2Having worked as a nanny and being a mother herself, writer and director Anna Muylaert knew she had an intimate story worth bringing to the silver screen. Muylaert waited until she was mature enough to tackle the heavy social issues contained in The Second Mother, screening April 26th at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School, with humour and levity. Four drafts and a decade later production began and lasted about 9 months, a fitting incubation period for a cinematic tome about transplanted parenting. Centering around the dynamics of two families, The Second Mother focuses primarily on Val, a nanny and mother figure to the only child of her employers and the birth mother to another child she left behind in order to find work in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“Muylaert’s film is an effervescent comic drama that delights in the disruption of traditional upstairs/downstairs dynamics” says Julian Carrington of the Globe and Mail. When Val’s daughter Jessica comes to the big Brazilian city to live with her Mother for the first time in 13 years social order is flipped on its head. Jessica’s frankness and candor is not easily ignored and lasting changes are waiting around the corner for everyone in the house.

Tickets for ‘The Second Mother’ cost $10 each and will be available at the door on April 26, 2016 or in advance starting April 12th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. Season Passes are $25 for 3 movies – available at the door on April 26, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

FBTF Poster 2016-04 The Second Mother

Blacklist This Drama At Your Own Risk (Mar. 2016)

February 29, 2016

‘Trumbo’ screens March 29, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) is screening Trumbo this month, a feature starring Bryan Cranston, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor whose performance in this movie garnered him a Best Actor nomination at this years Academy Awards. Titled after Cranston’s character, Trumbo will show at 7:30 pm on March 29, 2016 at Fenelon Falls Secondary School. A stellar cast, including Diane Lane and Helen Mirren, round out this true story based on the blacklisting of communist sympathizers in a pointed quest by the US government to rid American movies of communist influences in Hollywood in the 1940s. Cameron Bailey of TIFF says Trumbo is “a gripping drama that sheds light on one of the darkest chapters in Hollywood history”.

Still 1Dalton Trumbo was a screen writer with popular movies under his belt but unpopular views in a post-WWII America. He and 9 other men, dubbed the Hollywood Ten, were subpoenaed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 and eventually, with about 300 others, were barred from working in Hollywood altogether. Not to be stopped, Trumbo turned subversive and wrote thirty scripts under borrowed names while exiled with his family in Mexico. Two of those scripts, Roman Holiday (1953) and The Brave One (1956) won oscars for Best Screenwriting, although they were not credited to Trumbo until many decades later. In the 1960s Kirk Douglas outed Trumbo as the true author of Spartacus which is cited as the beginning of the end of the blacklist era in Hollywood.

Tickets for Trumbo cost $10 each and will be available at the door on March 29, 2016 or in advance starting March 9th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. The season pass is back! Each pass is $25 for 3 movies – available only at the door on March 29, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information please visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

Trumbo - FbtF March 2016

Life Lessons From Behind The Wheel (Feb. 2016)

February 1, 2016

LearningToDrive-1‘Learning To Drive’ screens February 23, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

Films by the Falls (www.filmsbythefalls.com) is excited to bring a coming of (middle) age, feel-good comedy to the screen of Fenelon Falls Secondary School on February 23, 2016. Fenelon’s film series continues it’s winter/spring 2016 season with a movie about determination, commitment and discovery. Patricia Clarkson stars as Wendy, a self-obsessed book editor who finds herself abandoned by her husband for a younger woman, alone, bitter, and in need of a way to drive herself to visit her daughter’s school in Vermont. In Wendy’s pursuit of self-sufficiency she hires a driving instructor; enter the wise and patient Darwan, played expertly by Ben Kingsley, an immigrant from India with private concerns about the arranged marriage he is about to enter into.

Director Isabel Coixet’s film has homed in on the communication of every day life and how those communicated details build and define a person’s character. Films by the Falls’ February choice is a movie with charm and grace served up as lessons on how to observe the world around you as you drive yourself to wherever it is you want to go. Learning To Drive will entertain anyone who’s put their life back together after something failed, which chances are, is each one of us.

KLFC is excited to announce they are organizing a Sponsors’ Fair between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm on February 23rd for audience members to sample the products and services of the local businesses who generously support Films by the Falls. There will be food, drink, wandering fashion models and more! This is a great opportunity to meet KLFC’s wonderful sponsors while mingling with friends and neighbours before the show.

Tickets for Learning To Drive cost $10 and will be available at the door on February 23, 2016 or in advance starting February 9th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls. The season pass is back! Each pass is $25 for 3 movies – available only at the door on February 23, 2016. Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information visit www.filmsbythefalls.com.

About the movie:​ For more information visit www.learningtodrivemovie.com

FBTF Poster 2016-02 Learning To Drive

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

Schedule – Country Living Show 2017

January 27, 2016

We hope you will be able to join us this year at the 32nd Annual Fenelon Falls Country Living Show , April 29th 4pm to 8pm;, April 30th 10:00am to 6:00pm; and May 1st 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Full details coming soon!!!!

Canadian Stars Stud Documentary

January 6, 2016

FBTF Poster 2016-01 Al Purdy was Here

‘Al Purdy Was Here’ screens January 26, 2016 in Fenelon Falls

FENELON FALLS, ON – Films by the Falls kicks off 2016 with the documentary ‘Al Purdy Was Here’ about a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, cottage-building Canadian man born almost 100 years ago. On January 26, 2016 at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School meet Al Purdy, one of our countries most celebrated poets you may have never heard of. A high-school drop out, Al spent his formative years hopping freight trains and working in mattress factories across the country. In 1957 he and his wife returned to Ontario and built an A-frame cottage on Robin Lake in nearby Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County. It was in this cabin that Al Purdy found his voice, spending much of the rest of his life writing in the home he built. 

Al is one of those artists whose spider web of inspiration reaches down through generations and across artistic disciplines. ‘Al Purdy Was Here’ uses archival footage and interviews with Canada’s top authors, musicians and actors to paint the portrait of a man who practically founded a genre.  Dubbed Canada’s unofficial poet laureate, Al Purdy changed the way our country viewed itself. This film and the accompanying benefit album is part of a movement to restore Al’s A-frame for use as a writer’s residency. With appearances by Margaret Atwood, Gord Downie, Sarah Harmer, Joseph Boyden, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young, Adrianne Clarkson and set in the stunning landscapes of the Canada he loved, this documentary is an educational and entertaining profile of not just a man, but also of the country that shaped him and his work. Organizers are awaiting confirmation that a special guest will attend the screening for a Q&A session after the film is shown.

UPDATE FROM FILMS BY THE FALLS: We are excited to announce that we have Nick Taylor, who was the editor of the upcoming film “Al Purdy Was Here”, attending our screening on January 26th. After the screening, he will talk about his role on the film and will answer questions from the audience. This is a great opportunity as many films come to life in the editing room, and he will have lots of insights and quite possibly stories for us. Please share this great news with your film loving friends.

Tickets for ‘Al Purdy Was Here’ are $10 and will be available at the door on January 26, 2016 or in advance starting January 12th at Sweet Bottoms Coffee – 19 Colborne St, Fenelon Falls.  Doors open at 6:30 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM.  Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Films by the Falls screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December). For more information visit www.filmsbythefalls.com

About the movie: By turns elegiac and celebratory, this documentary tribute to the late, great Canadian poet Al Purdy features readings, reminiscences and performances from some of the greatest names in Canadian letters and music. This film is rated PG. For more information visit http://www.alpurdywashere.com

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit: Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 and is a group of volunteers living in and near Fenelon Falls who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls is a film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit (http://tiff.net/filmcircuit) is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country. 

Olde Towne Christmas in Fenelon Falls (2015)

November 29, 2015

OldetownchFenelon Falls will be transformed into a festive wonderland for Olde Towne Christmas, a free family friendly event running December 10, 11 & 12th. Downtown shops will compete for the best Christmas lights display, with event guests voting for their favourite display.

Smoke and Tuck, a beautiful team of Percheron draft horses, will be harnessed up and standing by to give everyone a wagon ride around the village. Headquarters for the festivities are The Little Pie Shack, where you can get a free cup of coffee or hot chocolate and cookies and The Kawartha Store where you can get hot apple cider and your gifts wrapped for free. A magician has been hired to perform Thursday evening from 5-9 throughout the village.

Shoppers throughout the village will be entered in the draw to win $200, $100 and $50 gift vouchers. Dock Side Restaurant will be running a special half price appetizer menu to get everyone into the festive mood.

Organizer, Trish Dougherty, owner of The Kawartha Store, looks forward to the event and wanted to take the opportunity to thank those who contribute to its continued success. “Olde Towne Christmas is a wonderful event to get everyone in the Christmas shopping mood. We are grateful to the over 70 local businesses who are sponsors and who make this three day event possible.”

Olde Towne Christmas takes place Thursday December 10th and Friday December 11th from 5-9pm and regular store hours on Saturday December 12th.

For more on this event click here

Santa Day 2015 Lineup Announced!! (Nov. 2015)

November 20, 2015

There is something for everyone at Santa Day

Nov 28 ReindeerWe are less than three weeks away from the most anticipated event of the year – Santa Day in Fenelon Falls.  Hundreds of volunteers, organizers, business owners and community supporters come together to bring a day of fun and fantastic activities, rides, treats and goodies for one and all to enjoy. Thousands of people from near and far will gather in Fenelon Falls on November 28 for face painting, bunny petting, pony rides and cookie decorating to name a only few of the events taking place in the downtown core.  The 2015 event schedule is now available to view on www.santaday.ca; you can grab breakfast starting at 8 am with most other activities kicking off at 11 am. Check out the full list online – it’s an impressive roster of ways to celebrate the season. There is so much to do… and it’s all for FREE!

Are you interested in volunteering?  The Santa Day event is about bringing people together to celebrate one of the most magical times of the year and many volunteers are required. They need outgoing and dynamic individuals to work the daytime events and at night to wear the character costumes or carry signs or assist with the parade logistics. If you think you would like to be part of the Elf Team – call 705-454-1951 or fill out the online form. Have you heard about the Most Spirited Parade Volunteer? This year the volunteer with the most spirit on display during the nighttime parade will be awarded $100.

There are lots of ways to get involved in addition to being a volunteer or enthusiastic patron on Santa Day; www.santaday.ca has all the entry forms for those wishing to enter a float for the parade or a gingerbread house for the competition.

All of the sponsors are featured on the site – be sure to thank these local businesses and individuals for providing the funds to have this special day offered free of charge in our community.

Click on over and visit the new Santa Day Website. Start planning your Santa Day today!! www.santaday.ca