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Ready to Think Spring?

April 18, 2018


join us at the Country Living Show, April 27 – 29

Starting next week, vendors will be rolling into town to set up their space on the trade show floor, drapes will transform the look of the arena, a thumping sound system will be installed. It must be spring – don’t let that weird white stuff fool you, the Country Living Show is coming to Fenelon Falls next weekend.

With Free Admission all weekend long, thanks to the generous support of sponsors, organizers invite the whole family to the Fenelon Falls Arena and Community Centre, located at 27 Veteran’s Way, Friday April 27 through Sunday April 29.

Don’t Miss This!

- Artist’s Studios, showcasing the incredible talent of 12 local artists. Check out the line-up by clicking here.
- Complimentary Pancake Breakfast, Presented by Enbridge, Sat. 10 am to 2 pm
- A packed trade show floor. Full sponsor list can be found by clicking here.
- Come for a meal at the On-Site Restaurant provided by the dynamic duo behind Fenelon Falls’ own foodie gem, On The Locks

- A very cool mix of community groups and organizations in our off-ice areas. There will be Girl Guide Cookies for sale!

It’s a positive affirmation we all need to hear. The Barn and Bunkie Hello Spring Sale, will be back (like Spring will be, eventually!) on April 28 and 29, and  features an impressive showcase of local artisans offering everything from baked goodies and handmade gifts to signs, home decor, garden art and more.

Suit up with your best spring attitude and jump into the season with us at the Kawartha Lakes County Living Show.

For more information visit the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show online at

See You at the Show!




Easter Eggstravaganza: A Sweet Execution

April 5, 2018

The Easter Eggstravaganza last weekend was a huge hit, seeing kids of all ages come out participate in the hunt.

The day began at Easter Bunny Headquarters, aka Slices n’ Scoops, where kids were treated to festive cookie decorating and a craft – making a bunny nose and whiskers mask. From there, they were each given a map of stores to visit in order to search for eggs inside, and they descended on the town in a mad frenzy for chocolate!

Back at Slices n’ Scoops, after returning their egg hunting map in for candy, kids could pet and hold real bunnies, who I’m sure enjoyed the Easter Eggstravaganza experience.

It was a great day in town and it was great to see lots of smiling faces behind those bunny whiskers. Special thanks to the Events Committee for their awesome volunteer efforts at making this event happen for the businesses and kids in town, and thanks to Anna Radey of Slices n’ Scoops for taking the lead. See you next year!



Country Living Show – April 27 to 29, Fenelon Falls

April 5, 2018


Great news! The Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show has launched its new website, and all the details for this year’s event can be found at This must mean that Spring will come, right?

This year, guests attending the Country Living Show will enjoy free admission all weekend, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Come check out our trade show, which is booked up and will be filled wall to wall with incredible vendors who want to help make your country life your best life.

In addition to the many vendors at the show, the Barn and Bunkie is also returning with its smashingly successful Hello Spring Sale featuring all kinds of artisan-style goods, so be sure to check them out and to pick up some items to make us all think of springtime.

While visiting the show this year, be sure to stop by the Artist’s Studios where you can view paintings and artworks of all kinds, made by local artists. Chat with the creators and pick out a piece that speaks to you!

Special thanks to On The Locks restaurant, who is the food and beverage partner for this year’s Country Living Show. They will be onsite to offer up food and refreshments to show-goers who need to re-fuel after walking the trade show floor with its specially designed traffic-flow focus for maximum efficiency.

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Enbridge at the Country Living Show

March 22, 2018

Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show announces Title Sponsor, Enbridge.

The Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show is excited to announce Enbridge as the new title sponsor of the 34th annual Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show from April 27th to 29th. With Enbridge’s financial support we are excited to be able to offer a bigger, better show than has ever been seen before.

Enbridge have been proudly serving Ontarian’s  for more than 160 years. They currently deliver safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to two millions homes and businesses across Ontario. They have a strong commitment to making communities better places to live.  They actively support many community partners, such as Habitat for Humanity, United Way and Forests Ontario. In total, Enbridge has participated in more than 20,000 community events since 1987. We are honoured that they are supporting the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show.

We are excited to reveal more details in the weeks to come. Our goal this year is to provide a new interactive experience with a fresh focus on our community and the arts. We’ll be showcasing some amazing local businesses that cover every facet of country living and beyond — connect with friendly local service providers, make a plan for stunning new renovations,  enjoy talented artists and artisans, and more. Like last year, the show will hosted at the Fenelon Falls Arena & Community Centre, located at 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls, Ontario, K0M 1N0.

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For more information about becoming a sponsor for the show, please contact the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce at or by calling (705) 887-3409.

Killing Him Softly – A Short Film by Shaun Soutar

February 22, 2018

On Tuesday, February 27,  Films by the Falls audiences will be treated to a special showing of a short film made by a high school student at FFSS, as part of the Film Circuit’s short film series, which runs before each feature this season. The Town Crier was able to interview Shaun Soutar about his one-minute short film called “Killing Him Softly.”

image1Town Crier: Tell us a bit about yourself. What grade are you in at FFSS?

Shaun Soutar: My name is Shaun Soutar, I am 16 years old (I’ll be 17 March 10th!), and I am in grade 11. The title of my short film is “Killing Him Softly.”

TC: When did you start working on this short film? How long did it take you to make it?

SS: I started working on this short film in September of this school year as part of an assignment for my drama class. The goal of the project was to create an effective short film that was exactly 1 minute in length. Initially, I had a completely different idea for the film, and actually shot some footage with different actors. However, I realized the weekend before the film was due that I didn’t have enough footage to create the film that I had originally envisioned. This left me in a familiar bind; with only a weekend left to complete a school project. Although, I believe this actually worked out for the best, as I find I do my best work when I’m under the pressure of a deadline. Therefore, the planning, staging, and filming of this short film actually happened all in one weekend.

TC: Wow! That must have been one full weekend. What inspired you to make this film?

SS: My inspiration stemmed from my passion for human rights, and, more specifically, from my interest in struggles that the LGBTQ+ community faces in society. From this, I decided that I wanted to tell a simple story that highlighted the life of a young transgender person, a perspective we do not often get to see in mainstream media. Of course, I had to convey this story in only 60 seconds, which put an extreme limit on the complexity of the plot. This forced me to really strip my vision down to its bare essentials, so that my message would be clearly portrayed. For this reason, I decided to not include any spoken dialogue in my film, as this would likely prove ineffective and time consuming. Instead, I was forced to rely completely on visual communication to tell my story. I would like to think this makes my film more interesting, as it is up to the viewer to piece together the message for themselves.

"Killing Him Softly", a short film by Shaun Soutar

“Killing Him Softly,” a short film by Shaun Soutar

TC: What message or feeling do you hope to convey to the audience when it’s over?

SS: Overall, I designed the film as a brief, but intimate, look into the life of a transgender teen who is facing a major decision in their life. I hope that my film will make audiences really think about what they’ve seen, and I hope that they can appreciate the struggle I have tried to depict. More importantly however, I hope that they feel compelled to go out into the world with a new perspective of people quite unlike themselves, and to recognize these people for their amazing bravery. In this way, I hope that this community will be able to see the LGBTQ+ community in a new, accepting light, as it is really up to all of us to create a world that everyone feels comfortable living in.

TC: What are your future plans? Do you hope to go into filmmaking? What’s next now that this short film is complete?

SS: After highschool I want to pursue my passion of filmmaking at university, and, though I won’t be graduating for another year, I am already looking at possible programs I might want to enroll in. For now however, I am going to continue focusing on my studies, though I will certainly continue making films. I feel I have learned a lot from making this film, both technically and artistically, and I would like to apply these new skills to my next project (whatever that may be). In the future, I would like to try making a longer, more complex short film that really showcases what I’ve learned. At the very least, I can aim for a film that’s longer than 60 seconds.

TC: Wow, that’s great! You are off to a great start with a wide audience at the next Films by the Falls showing. Thanks so much for your time Shaun, and we look forward to seeing “Killing Him Softly” followed by a Q&A with you on Tuesday, February 27th.

SS: :)

A Meditative Walk in the Park – Films by the Falls February Movie “Meditation Park”

February 8, 2018
Meditation-Park-bannerMina Shum directs an all-star cast — including Cheng Pei Pei, Sandra Oh, Tzi Ma, and Don McKellar — in her latest feature, about a devoted wife and mother (Pei Pei) who is forced to reassess her reverence for her husband after she finds another woman’s thong in his laundry. In Meditation Park, Mina Shum returns to the themes that propelled her early work. The film opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic accountant husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma). Maria reveres Bing and remains in awe of the sacrifices he has made for the family, so much so that she even respects his insistence that she not speak to their son.

But when she finds evidence that Bing may not be the perfect person she believes him to be, she’s forced to consider her world in a radically different light. Maria embarks on a journey of self-discovery by engaging with the world around her, something Bing has always discouraged. She befriends a group of local eccentrics and a rather shady neighbour, Gabriel (Don McKellar). Maria soon realizes that people’s lives are much more complicated than Bing has led her to believe.

Shum exhibits genuine compassion with her insight into the experiences of first-generation immigrant women (including showing how men control their wives by discouraging them from social interaction and learning other languages).

Meditation Park is a charming and generous film, boasting fine performances by its leads and great support by McKellar, Liane Balaban (in an affecting and lovely cameo), and the star of Shum’s debut, Double Happiness, the phenomenal Sandra Oh, as Maria’s daughter.

The screening date is Tuesday, February 27th — Doors open at 6:30 pm and the Movie starts at 7:30 pm at FFSS. Tickets are available in advance at Grr8 Finds Market or at the Box Office on the night of event.
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Snowshoe Running Gaining Speed in Fenelon Falls

February 7, 2018


Snowshoe Kawartha’s Winter Festival this year was a huge success, with a world record set for most kids participating in a snowshoe race and significant growth over last year’s event, which is great news for Fenelon; in fact, at the last Fenelon Forward meeting Wayne Jolly, the chair for Snowshoe Kawartha, announced that the Winter Festival will be hosting the provincial championships for snowshoe running in 2019.

With our close proximity to a frozen-solid Cameron Lake and all of the snow we have been getting this winter, snowshoe running is quickly becoming a hot new fitness trend for winter in our area. If you are a seasonal runner, consider snowshoe running as a winter alternative, and if you are more of a casual snowshoer then upping your intensity could burn calories faster than walking at the same pace.

Snowshoeing is also a super-effective exercise. According to this article, snowshoeing “provides a cardio workout while also building strength, agility, balance and endurance,” and you also get the benefits of being outdoors enjoying nature. What a great way to chase the winter blues away!

The Winter Festival on February 3rd brought snowshoe racers of all ages from near and far, with participants running either 5k or 10k routes on beginning on Cameron Lake, winding up to the quarry and back. The kids who set the world record ran a 500m route on the lake to set the record and help put Fenelon on the map for snowshoe racing.

In addition to snowshoe racing, the Winter Festival offered other winter activities like ice fishing, fat tire biking, and crokicurl (a combination of curling and crokinole on the ice!) as well as a historic tour through the village hosted by Bev Jeeves of the Maryboro Lodge. Check out these great photos of the event to see people embracing winter and all it has to offer, and come out for next year’s snowshoe races and Winter Festival.


Snowshoe Kawartha’s Winter Festival

January 25, 2018

More than just Snowshoe Racing

While Snowshoe Kawartha’s Winter Festival on February 3rd hosts the races that open the Snowshoe Canada Ontario Cup Series this year, there is more winter fun to be had at the festival besides snowshoe racing.

sk rentalsBruce Earp, famous for his fancy fishing lures, will be offering ice fishing demonstrations on Cameron Lake. Bruce will be available to show festival-goers the basics for setting up an ice fishing hole, answer questions about ice fishing, help people get acquainted with the sport, and hopefully catch a fish or two to show us how its done.

The biggest bike shop in Cambray – Spokes for Folks – are bringing a number of Fat Tire bikes to the Winter Festival for you to try out. These specially-designed bikes with extra large tires are made for biking in snow and ice. If you’ve ever wished you could keep cycling through the winter time, Fat Tire biking may be perfect for you!

The Snowshoe Kawartha committee has all of their fingers crossed that the weather co-operates enough for them to create two crokicurl rinks on Cameron Lake and bring the new mash-up sport to Kawartha Lakes for the first time. Crokicurl is a combination of curling and crokinole that is taking winter-loving Canadians by storm; hopefully we can all try it out on February 3rd.

Ms. Bev Jeeves, curator of the Maryboro Lodge, will be hosting a guided Historic Tour of the village of Fenelon Falls. The tour begins at 11:30 am and people interested in this tour will be kept warm on the trek through the village thanks to the use of the fantastic Dromoland Trolley.

There is also the Kids World Record Attempt for the most participants aged 15 and under in a snowshoe race. A number of kids snowshoes are available for this event. If you are interested in joining the 5k or 10k races but don’t own your own snowshoes, Wild Rock will be on site with snowshoe rentals in kids and adult sizes, as well as snowshoes for sale. Get all of the details at See you on the ice on February 3rd!

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Snowshoe Kawartha Event in Fenelon Sat. Feb. 3rd

January 10, 2018

This year on February 3rd Snowshoe Kawartha returns to bring fun cold-weather events to the 2nd annual Winter Festival. The 5k and 10k snowshoe races open the Snowshoe Canada Ontario Cup Series for this season, and Fenelon is proud to host this event that brings in winter visitors. This year there will be a world record attempt for the most kids in a 500-metre snowshoe race, so tell all kids 15 and under to grab a pair of snowshoes and join us in making history!

In addition to the snowshoe races, the Winter Festival will again be hosting ice fishing demonstrations, a historic tour through the village, and this year will introduce two new events with Fat Tire Biking and the hot new winter sport trend, Crokicurl: a combination of crokinole and curling.

Beat the winter blues with Snowshoe Kawartha’s 2nd annual Winter Festival! To learn more about these events and to register for the snowshoe races, visit

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Dance with the Fenelon Falls Skating Club this Winter

January 10, 2018
What is there to do for the Youth of Fenelon Falls if they don’t play hockey, figure skate, ski or snowboard? Not much. But the Fenelon Falls Skating Club wants to change that.
The Fenelon Falls Skating Club will be hosting youth Dances at the Fenelon Falls Legion once a month for children in Fenelon Falls and surrounding area in Grades 4-8.
The price of admission is $10.00
From 7-10pm
These event will take place on the last Friday of  the month with January being an exception due to a scheduling conflict and will take place on Jan 19th.
This is a chaperoned event and our local radio personality, Paul Wilson  from CKL Radio, has agreed to DJ these events to help out the Fenelon Falls Skating Club. This is a great way for our Youth to get out of the house, put their electronics away and have a good time.
These dances will also help the Fenelon Falls Skating Club cover increasing ice fees.

Fenelon Forward Meeting – January 24th Community Consultation

January 10, 2018

Community Consultation on Fenelon Improvement Activities 2018

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So many improvements and activities proposed for Fenelon in 2018!

Fenelon Forward is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm at the Seniors Centre, 58 Murray Street.

Next steps for downtown revitalization will be presented by Lynne Manning and Brent Simpson. They will open discussion of several activities needing community participation. If you want to see a more vibrant downtown, please consider volunteering for this initiative.

Chris Appleton, Chair of the Fenelon group working with Trent-Severn Waterway will report on the current status of their developing relationship with Parks Canada. This working group is a collaboration between Friends of Lock 34, The Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce, the Horticultural Society, Powerlinks and Fenelon Forward. They are working with Parks Canada to enhance the community’s use and enjoyment, and economic opportunities of the federal lands at the centre of our village.


Other topics will include:

  • Timing of natural gas coming to Fenelon Falls
  • City of Kawartha Lakes work plans for upgrades, maintenance and improvements
  • Next steps in the planning for a second crossing or a by-pass for Fenelon
  • The upcoming Snowshoe Competition
  • Secondary Plans and the up-coming OMB hearings

Fenelon Forward is where the Fenelon area community gathers to raise and discuss local issues and discover together what can be done about them, primarily through persistent attention, volunteer action and coordination with the City of Kawartha Lakes and other authorities operating in our village.

Fenelon Falls has a lot going for it in 2018. Find out more. The 24th is a time to learn and to share. We are working together to make Fenelon even better. See you there!

Films by the Falls – January Movie

January 10, 2018

FENELON FALLS, ON – On July 27, 1890, a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. LOVING VINCENT tells that story. Films by the Falls and the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit are very pleased to feature this film on Tuesday January 30th, 2018 at our monthly screening held at Fenelon Falls Secondary School.


Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film. Written and directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, produced by BreakThru Films and Trademark Films.

The film brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill- fated life, and mysterious death.

No other artist has attracted more legends than Vincent van Gogh. Variously labelled a martyr, a lustful satyr, a madman, a genius and a layabout, the real Vincent is at once revealed in his letters, and obscured by myth and time. Vincent himself said in his last letter: ‘We cannot speak other than by our paintings’. We take him at his word and let the paintings tell the real story of Vincent van Gogh.

Loving Vincent was first shot as a live action film with actors, and then hand-painted over frame- by-frame in oils. The final effect is an interaction of the performance of the actors playing Vincent’s famous portraits, and the performance of the painting animators, bringing these characters into the medium of paint. Loving Vincent stars famous faces to match the famous paintings they portray: Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jerome Flynn, Saorise Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, John Sessions, Aidan Turner, Helen McCrory, and introducing theatre actor Robert Gulaczyk in his first film role as Vincent van Gogh.

Tickets for ‘Loving Vincent” will be available at the door or in advance at Sweet Bottoms Coffee House (starting January 23rd) 19 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls at $10 per ticket. Doors open at 6:45 PM with the feature presentation beginning at 7:30 PM. Fenelon Falls Secondary School is located at 66 Lindsay St. Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF Film Circuit:
Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit was formed in 2013 by a group of volunteers living in the Fenelon Falls area who want to share their passion for movies by bringing local residents the opportunity to experience the world through film. Films by the Falls, a KLFC film series located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario screens movies on the last Tuesday of each month from September to May (excluding December).
Founded in 1989, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Film Circuit is a successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

Helpful Tips from Santa’s Elves!

November 22, 2017

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how best to enjoy your Santa Day

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, Santa Day will effectively take over our village, to the delight of all! We’ve been consulting with Santa’s Elves and here are a few tips and tricks to make your visit to Fenelon Falls on Santa Day the best it can be.

Santa Day Headquarters – Video Image, 10 Colborne St.
(near the woodcarver by Stokes on Trent)

Cartoon by Laurie Rockman, Kawartha Lakes;

Video Image on Colborne Street will house the main hub of Santa Day organization, along with the Lost and Found. It is great relief to know there is one spot to go to if you have any questions, need any assistance, or if you have misplaced that incredible scarf that you were positive you just had!

Parking is not an issue if you plan ahead. Take note of the signs posted about the village before you leave your car, especially the No Parking signs and times posted on the light poles on the main street. There are public parking lots behind Colborne St. north of the locks, on either side, just behind the stores on the street, accessible from Colborne and Francis Streets. There is also the old arena by the Curling Club that is available, as well as the parking lots by the beach and Garnet Graham Park.

Road closures are planned as usual. The city’s new website made it easy to find the notice…Water St. will be closed from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm for the daytime activities and Lindsay St. – Colborne St. will be closed from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm for the parade. The Parade route runs through the heart of the village. Cars will be cleared from the Lindsay/Colborne corridor starting around 4 PM and the road will not reopen until the parade and fireworks finish. If you are needing to make a quick exit after the fireworks, be sure to park on the same side of the locks as your destination.

SANTA IS COMING!!! Santa will be receiving visitors at Stewart Morrison Insurance office on Colborne St. Santa needs to get ready for the parade so be sure line up to get your photo with Santa before 3:30 pm.

Use this information as your activity guide or pick up a printed brochure at the first place you spot one! For young families, Pharmasave has a Family Friendly Station for your needs. There is also an actual Town Crier, live and in person, who will be announcing festive fun all day long. Be sure to say hi!

The Parade commences at 5:00pm SHARP! Scope out your place along the route and get ready for the dazzling lights of the Nighttime Parade. During the parade the clowns with the flashing lights will gladly accept your kind donations. Watch for the Fireworks at 6:00pm at the locks!

This incredible, popular, amazing, awesome day is TOTALLY FREE FOR ALL thanks to Santa Day volunteers and supporters, along with the business community of Fenelon Falls and the surrounding areas. Santa Day is a time to celebrate and practice the art of giving, sharing, joy and comfort. Let’s celebrate together in each and every smile passed from one person to another.

Happy Santa Day to one and all!!

Amazing Photo Credit: Karen Suggitt of Baddow Road Photography



High School Drama at Fenelon Museum (Nov. 2017)

October 25, 2017


Maryboro Lodge is proud to present Fenelon Falls: A Walk Through Time a play written and directed by the Fenelon Falls Secondary School senior Drama class on November 6th, Monday at 12 noon.


The show, Fenelon Falls: A Walk Through Time, showcases the rich and interesting history of Fenelon Falls, and the invigorating characters which once lived there. The play will incorporate the majority of the rooms in the Maryboro Lodge museum, in order to truly bring the history to life.


Fenelon Falls and its surrounding area have plenty of history to share, and the Fenelon Falls Secondary School’s senior Drama class will be showcasing it with this walk through performance. Guests will be escorted through the museum and will see a variety of characters and scenes specific to our local history.


The senior Drama class has developed the show in collaboration with the museum’s staff and local historians.  Students have been learning about our local history through regular museum visits, and research in the community. This play will appeal to all ages and everyone is welcome to attend. There is no admission fee, however a donation to the museum is appreciated.


The museum will be open November 6th from 12 to 2 p.m.for play and all are welcomed.


Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes Offers Cash Grant (Nov. 2017)

October 25, 2017

 to Women Seeking Financial Assistance for Educational or Training Expenses

Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training were invited to apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.

The Kawartha Lakes club will provide a $1,500 cash grant to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist Eastern Canada Region level, where recipients could receive up to an additional $5,000. The program culminates with three finalist $10,000 awards. The local club may also offer a $500 second place award.
Recipients can use the Live Your Dream Award (LYDA) to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. This includes tuition, books, childcare, transportation or any other education-related expense.

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award provides over $2 million in cash grants to head-of-household women in need each year. Since the program’s inception in 1972, more than $30 million has helped tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. Since it was founded in 2011, S.I. Kawartha Lakes has awarded $6,750 to 8 strong women committed to overcoming adversity and living their dream. A study conducted by a research and consulting organization confirmed the efficacy and impact of this program. It improves the recipients’ quality of life; builds their confidence; strengthens their self-determination and makes them want to, in turn, help others. Helping women in this way has the demonstrated effect of leading to stronger communities, nations and the world.

The Kawartha Lakes club is part of Soroptimist International, a global women’s volunteer organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Kawartha Lakes members join over 75,000 Soroptimists in 122 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and girls. The club relies on donations to support its programs and raises funds in the community through special events such as the annual Snowflake Gala. For more information about how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit or or join us at our 6th Annual Snowflake Gala!


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Halloween at the Movies – Films by the Falls (Oct. 2017)

September 26, 2017
Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit — Films by the Falls are please to announce a screening of the Danish movie “The Commune” for our October event.
The screening will take place on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 at Fenelon Falls Secondary School – 66 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls, ON
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Feature Presentation begins at 7:30 pm
We encourage everyone to dress in the spirit of Hallowe’en, and will have a special costume award for audience members dressed in the free-living / hippie style of the 70s in keeping with the theme of “The Commune”.
Trick or Treating will be sponsored by GRR8 Finds Market with treats from their candy counter.
Tickets will be on sale for $10 each at the Box Office on the evening of the screening, or in advance at Sweet Bottoms Coffee House, 19 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls.



The new film by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (“The Celebration,” Oscar® nominated “The Hunt”) examines the fallout from the social upheavals of the 1970s through the microcosm of a Copenhagen commune.

Anna (Trine Dyrholm) is a television newswoman; her husband, Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), teaches architecture at a university, but the grim reality of mentoring people whose career prospects are brighter than his own has left him disgruntled and bored. When Erik’s father passes away, the couple must decide what to do with the huge house that Erik grew up in, as it’s too expensive for them to occupy on their own. Erik prefers selling, but Anna — who has become frustrated with Erik’s dour outlook and longs for something new — suggests that they use this opportunity to experiment with communal living (which was all the rage in Scandinavia at the time).

Driven by brilliant lead performances from Vinterberg’s “Celebration” stars Thomsen and Dyrholm and supporting turns from Lars Ranthe and Fares Fares, THE COMMUNE is a sharply observed study of how new values can quickly come into conflict with old habits and affiliations.


Phantom To Play On United Church Organ (Oct. 2017)

September 26, 2017

Award Winning Concert Organist Ian Sadler brings Phantom of the Opera to Fenelon Falls United Church on Saturday, October 21st

Where else but at Fenelon Falls United Church could you listen to Juno award winning, world renowned Concert Organist Ian Sadler while watching the original “silent movie” version of Phantom of the Opera on large screen? With the quality of the organ, the great acoustics and not a bad seat in the place, you won’t want to miss this concert on Saturday, October 21st at Fenelon Falls United Church, 123 Colborne at Queen Street in Fenelon Falls.

Ian Sadler began his musical training as a boy chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK. He won awards and scholarships while pursuing his education, including degrees in musicology and education, with organ diplomas from Trinity College of Music and The Royal College of Organists. Before moving to Canada, his final engagement in the UK was to play the organ in the movie, Chariots of Fire.

Along with 8 solo organ CDs and over 35 choral CD recordings on current release, a Juno award and numerous performances at major venues like Roy Thomson Hall, Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, St. James’ Cathedral, not to mention his involvement in launching of the organs at three major concert halls in Canada, Ian is Organist of St. James’ Cathedral in Toronto.  Alongside his duties at St. James’, Ian is Conductor of The Stratford Concert Choir, and Artistic Director and Conductor of The Cathedral Singers of Ontario, a choir which he founded in 1999.

Ian’s talents includes Silent Movie Accompaniments such as Hunchback of Notre Dame, The General, The Circus, Laurel & Hardy shorts, Charlie Chaplin shorts, Buster Keaton shorts and of course Phantom of the Opera which he will perform at Fenelon Falls United. An extra large screen will be brought in to view the original silent film of Phantom of the Opera, starring Lorne Chaney, and Mary Philbin, while Ian provides supportive narration and full organ accompaniment, “in costume”.

Doors open 6:45 PM and shortly after 7:00PM Ian will provide some Scott Joplin style music to set the stage prior to the 7:30PM performance of Phantom, so you will want to arrive in time to enjoy the pre-performance as well as the feature event.

Get your tickets for $20 adults or $10 for children 12 and under, at Sweet Bottoms Coffee on Colborne Street in Fenelon Falls or by calling the church office at 705.887.3040.

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Kawartha Farmfest Returns Sept 30th (2017)

September 26, 2017

Experience the 15th annual Kawartha Farmfest event on September 30

unnamedKAWARTHA LAKES— Local residents and visitors will have an opportunity to experience farm life and celebrate the annual harvest first-hand during the 15th Annual Kawartha Farmfest on Saturday, September 30.

Farmfest is a self-guided driving tour of local farms and agricultural attractions and provides an opportunity to learn about agriculture, try local food and participate in hands-on activities. Visitors can learn more about each site on the tour by visiting

“Farmfest is a unique event for families and anyone interested in local food and learning about farming,” said Kelly Maloney, Agriculture Development Officer. “Many stops on the tour will have farm fresh food for sale and interactive activities for kids.”

Participants will see where their food comes from, meet the farmers and have a chance to interact with the animals including cows, pigs, horses, chickens and more. New this year, Dairyfest at Vosbrae Farm in Manilla will allow guests to see the equipment used in modern dairy farms and have a hands-on milking experience. Learn about pasture-raised pigs and turkeys at Three Forks Farm in Bobcaygeon.

Admission stickers will be available in advance at Kawartha Dairy stores in Lindsay and Bobcaygeon, at the City’s Municipal Service Centres, selected libraries or at any of the host sites on September 30 during the event. Kawartha Farmfest will run from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 14. Participants will receive an admission sticker and program passport with a detailed map.

Visit for more information or call Kawartha Lakes Economic Development at 705-324-9411 extension 1232.


Planning in Full Swing for Santa (Oct. 2017)

September 26, 2017

Fenelon Falls Santa Day – Mark the last Saturday in November on your calendars.

Santa Day Magnet Final 2017To paraphrase the Neil Diamond song “Wrap up the babies & grab the old ladies and everyone come” to Fenelon Falls November 25th for Santa Day.

Come & see which of your favourite attractions are still here & which ones are new. What is your favourite?  Is it the Petting Zoo, Wagon Rides, Face Painting, Decorating a Gingerbread Cookie, Pony Rides, a Magician, Letters to Santa, visiting the Reindeer, or visiting Santa & getting your picture taken with him. Oh what have we missed?

Don’t forget all the treats given out throughout the day by our local merchants.

What better way to end such a great day than with an amazing Parade starting at 5pm. & Fireworks following Santa!

All this for the low, low, price of No Charge thanks to our generous merchants, corporate, and private supporters!

Help us spread the word. Tell all your relatives, friends, neighbours, and anybody else to come to Fenelon Falls on Saturday November 25 from 11- 6:30 for a day of fun, family, food, and more.

Donations for Santa Day are always welcome. See below for more information.

See you there.

2017 Donation Request for Website

Santa Day 2017 Donation Form

Santa Day 2017 Donation Options

Kawartha Arts Festival (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017

another artsy Labour Day weekend for Fenelon Falls

The Kawartha Arts Festival was first held in 1989 and 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 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.

  • September 2 & September 3, 2017
  • Sat 10-5 Sun 10-4
  • Free admission
  • Free shuttle bus service from downtown Fenelon to the Fairgrounds.
  • Door prizes with donation at the door
  • Special Canada 150 Marquee for textile artists to show off their unique fabric art.
  • Artist demonstrations
  • ‘Young At Art’ display
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair accessible

For all the details visit

Speak With Confidence – Local Workshop Series (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017
Would you like be more comfortable speaking in groups?
Do you want to dump your fear of public speaking?
public-speaker-free-clipart-1Local business owner and Fenelon Falls Chamber member, Tony Nelson, is offering a course this Fall to help those interested in speaking in public with more confidence. The freedom that comes from acquiring this skill can be life changing. Tony has been conducting courses and training workshops for over 4 decades and has spoken to business, educational and community groups in Canada and the United States.  Most recently, he was a guest speaker at The Royal Canadian Military Institute, The Canadian Aviation Historical Society Annual Convention and at The University of Notre Dame. His passion is helping people learn how to be comfortable and effective in one to one conversations and in front of groups small and large.  Last October, Tony marked 45 years as a member of Toastmasters International.

Speak With Confidence – Effective Public Speaking

Duration: Mondays for 4 weeks – Sep 11th, 18th, 25th and Oct 2nd

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Location: Bridgwood Manor B&B – 1277 County Road 121, 4.2 km north of the 4 corners

Topics will include: controlling nervousness, planning and organizing your thoughts, using visual aids, researching your material, connecting with your audience, using notes effectively, getting your point across and others

The atmosphere will be friendly and encouraging and everyone will progress at their own pace.

Cost: Chamber Members $90 – non-Chamber Members $100

Course Leader: Tony Nelson B.A., B.Ed., DTM

Contact Tony with any questions or to reserve your spot at or 705 – 887 – 4936.

Musicarama – Celebrating 150th Anniversary (July 2017)

May 30, 2017


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.


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!


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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.

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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!


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


Lunch at The Cow and Sow

Dinner at the cottage – BBQ groceries from Sobey’s


Breakfast at the cottage – Groceries from Sobey’s

Lunch at The Perch Restaurant

Dinner at Nolan’s Restaurant


Breakfast at Dockside Restaurant


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 and tell us about your availability and interests.


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

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

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 or visit 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 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 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.


The countdown is on, Fenelon!

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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

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

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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 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

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.


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.


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

See you on February 5th, Fenelon Falls!

Follow Snowshoe Kawartha on facebook here.