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Special Events Committee

February 8, 2018

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Special Events Committee. We welcome you to view the Fenelon Falls Special Events 2018 sponsorship brochure. We would love to hear from you!

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Bone Health (Nov. 2017)

October 25, 2017

UntitledWe have all heard that women over a certain age are at an increased risk of Osteoporosis, but that is where our knowledge often ends. Did you know that both men and women typically reach their peak bone mass in their early twenties? How about the fact that while one in four women in Canada over age 50 has Osteoporosis, according to McLeod Medical, one in eight men do as well.

So what can you do to halt the development of osteoporosis and improve your overall bone health? First and foremost of course is nutrition.   Bone is a living tissue which constantly renews itself and therefore we need to provide the basic building blocks. For persons over 50, Canada’s Food Guide recommends three servings of milk and alternatives (including yogurt and cheese) per day. If you are lactose intolerant, remember that goats’ milk is lactose free, many of the soy and almond beverages are calcium fortified and canned salmon with bones is not only high in calcium but also Omega fatty acids.

In addition to calcium, bones are also made up of protein which gives bones their strength and flexibility. Again, Canada’s Food Guide recommends 2-3 servings of meat or alternatives per day for adults over 50. These include the obvious (beef, pork and chicken), but also beans, lentils, kale, nuts, tofu and egg whites. Not only does lack of protein lead to weakened bones, but also to weaker muscles and increased falls.

Of course simply feeding your muscles and bones won’t do it, we also have to exercise to keep them strong, prevent falls and slow bone loss. Combining strength training, and no you don’t have to lift your own body weight at the gym – the weight of a soup can will do it, with weight bearing aerobic exercise such as walking or Tai Chi is the perfect bone building combination.

So stay healthy and don’t forget about your bones when considering your healthy body.

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT

Help Restore The Fenelon Theatre Marquee (July 2017)

June 27, 2017

FenelonMarquee_sign2The Fenelon Theatre building may be gone but the iconic marquee sign will be back! A group of dedicated community members, together with Maryboro Lodge – The Fenelon Museum, have formed a committee (Fenelon Theatre Marquee Group) and have been diligently working to gather information on the restoration and future placement. While this process will take time, it will also require money. Some funding has been secured through the Legacy Chest Fund, however more funds will be required. Through your donations we can make this happen! Donations are being accepted at Maryboro Lodge – The Fenelon Museum and Stokes on Trent. A Facebook page has also been created to allow everyone to follow along on this journey.


T-shirts and other goodies emblazoned with the image of the Fenelon Marquee are available for sale and there will be pop-up shops throughout the summer. A pop-up will be held in the old Video Image store, beside Stokes on Trent, the night of Midnight Madness – July 8th.

For more details be sure to check out Pam Vanmeer’s Kawartha 411 coverage at

and be sure to follow the Fenelon Theatre Marquee Group on facebook for all the lastest news at


You Don’t Need To Like Math To Love This Movie (Nov. 2015)

November 8, 2015

A Brilliant Young Mind screens November 24, 2015 in Fenelon Falls


BrilliantYoungMindAs the weather continues to cool outside (against many of our collective wishes) there’s a movie screening in Fenelon Falls on November 24, 2015 that will surely warm your heart. A Brilliant Young Mind follows teenage math prodigy Nathan Ellis as he heads to Taiwan with his fellow British squad-mates to prepare for the upcoming International Mathematics Olympiad. Not your average kids, not your average love story; but as socially awkward as Nathan is, love still resonates with him when he meets a girl on a rival team. Asa Butterfield (Hugo, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) stars as the brilliant young mind himself with Sally Hawkins as his mother and Rafe Spall (Life of Pi) as the influential teacher who at times ends up learning a lesson or two from his student. Director Morgan Matthews’ previous experience could not have been better suited for this endeavour – in 2007 he directed a documentary entitled “Beautiful Young Minds” about a group of students preparing for the IMO. A Brilliant Young Mind will show at the Fenelon Falls Secondary School and marks the last movie screening of the year for Films by the Falls (back in January, 2016).

About the movie: This heart-warming and life-affirming story follows the unconventional and hilarious relationship between student and teacher… and the unfathomable experience of first love – even when you don’t understand what love is. (C) Pinnacle Films. This film is rated PG. For more information visit

Tickets for ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ are $10 and will be available at the door on November 24, 2015 or in advance starting November 10th 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).

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About Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit & TIFF’s 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, Film Circuit ( is TIFF’s (Toronto International Film Festival) successful outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.

Visit for more information.

Fenelon Forward Community Projects

April 10, 2015


Country Living Show 2015 Exhibitor Registration Package

February 28, 2015

Copy, print and mail or fax to: Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce, 15 Oak St., P.O. Box 28, Fenelon Falls , ON K0M 1N0   Phone: (705) 887-3409 | Fax: (705) 887-6912 Exhibitor Registration Info 2015-page 1


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Schedule ~ Country Living Show 2015

February 27, 2015


Schedule of Events and Workshops

Friday May 1st

 SHOW OPENS AT 4pm- Booths must be manned & ready for visitors

  • 4:00 pm- Food Court open- Don’t forget to drop by the Silent Auction tables so you can start your bidding on these awesome items.
  • 6:30 pm- Fashion Show begins with The Kawartha Store
  • 7:00 pm- The Butterfly Boutique
  • 7:30 pm- The Corral
  • 8:00 pm- Wine & Cheese reception for the exhibitors— private party ending at 10pm.

Saturday, May 2nd

  • 9 am- Food Court opens for exhibitors breakfast & coffee
  • 10:00 am- Show opens
  • Baking Competition—times to be set

Sunday May 3rd

  • 9 am- Food Court opens for breakfast & coffee
  • 10:00 am- Show opens
  • Photo Contest for Kids
  • 3:00 pm- Show closes—Winners announced for the Door prizes & the Silent Auction winners.

Another Cure For The Cold

February 16, 2015

Kawartha Lake Singers upcoming events

It’s been a pretty cold winter so far and tough to find creative ways to stay warm. It’s always the extremities that seem to suffer most, but we have an enjoyable suggestion as to how you might cope with this problem. Why not keep those toes a tapping and those fingers snapping as you emote along to all those timeless tunes from the pre-war days. The aisles are also broad enough to contain even a little dancing. All you have to do to keep the weather at bay is to come along to Cambridge St. United Church on Sunday March 8th pm and help us get “Back to the Swing of Things”. This is a concert where the Kawartha Lakes Singers will really demonstrate their versatility, from softly sung ballads to hard driving.

This award winning choir has always embraced a wide ranging repertoire in every one of their seven seasons. They’ve sung everything from Bach to the Beatles, Handel to Gordon Lightfoot , Purcell to Gerschwin. They will end their season with a performance of the Missa Gaia, a modern day celebration of Mother Earth. This performance, where the choir shares music making with wolves and humpback whales, will take place at Cambridge St. United church on May 31st.

You can order tickets for $20.00 ($10.00 students) by Email at or they may be purchased at the door. So…come on in out of the cold and join us for a feast of upbeat music. We can guarantee you a warm welcome!

For more information visit

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Legion Honours Mark Knoester  

September 29, 2014

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An unsuspecting Mark Knoester was greeted by a surprise award ceremony at Sobey’s on Wednesday September 24, 2014 organized by the Fenelon Falls Legion.  In the awaiting crowd were many Legion members, fellow Sobey colleagues, friends and community supporters.  Branch 238 President Belinda Wilson presented Mr. Knoester with the Royal Canadian Legion Friendship Award, in recognition of his outstanding support of the Branch, the objectives of the Legion, and our Canadian Forces personnel. Congratulations, Mark!


Organic Meats and Vegetables at O’Brienview (May 2014)

May 25, 2014

O’Bienview Family Farm in Cameron is a Local Option for Organic Meat and Vegetables


O’Brienview Farm a small family run farm in Cameron that produces certified organic food products. These include Beef (Belgian Blue + Black Angus), Heritage Pork (Berkshire) and Poultry (ducks, chickens , eggs, turkeys). They also grow a large vegetable garden with a wide variety of veggies every year.

Pauline and Eric O’Brien and family are skilled at raising things: crops, cattle, pigs, chickens and children.  They have 9 kids and Pauline, who manages the farm with her family is up and working from 6am till dark.  Eric often works away from home in his profession as a Steam Fitter, along with 2 of their sons who live in the adjacent farm so farm chores fall to Pauline and the remaining family at home.

As Organic farmers the O’Briens raise all their crops and livestock using strict organic methods.  That means that they do not use chemicals on their crops, all feed is raised without chemicals and the animals themselves are not given antibiotics or any other chemical medicines. If antibiotics are required, the meat from those animals can no longer be sold as organic.

Lilly1-resized-image-520x305As the head of a large, healthy family Pauline grows as much food as possible to feed her family and she extends that to the meat and produce she sells at the Fenelon Falls Farmers’ Market and at the farm.  She strongly believes that healthy food is connected to peoples’ health.  Beef has been the mainstay of her fare at the Farmers’ Market, along with pork, chickens, turkeys and ducks occasionally on offer.

The O’Briens have built good relationships with neighbours and others in the food production business.  They believe in supporting local business and have found a lot of support from Len and Patty Thurston from the Butcher Block in Lindsay. Ron Hall Meats in Cresswell makes their sausage and smoke their meats and they cooperate with local farming families, including local Amish farmers such as the bakery and sawmill.

Customers can call 705-887-3974 or stop by the farm at 688 Country Lane in Cameron, Ontario or at the Fenelon Falls Farmers Market each Friday from 2 pm until 7 pm.  Visit their website here for more information.





Working in Fenelon

September 18, 2013
Smiles to be Working in Fenelon Falls.  Sweet Bottoms Coffee. Photographer: Corrie Lee

Smiles to be working in Fenelon Falls. Sweet Bottoms Coffee. Photographer: Corrie Lee


Full time, part time, or seasonal. Residents of Fenelon Falls love the various employment opportunities in town.Tell us about the first job you had in Fenelon. Do you have any funny stories to share? If you know of a job opening at your work, let others know about the possibility.

Please use the comments section below to share your stories.

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We are Business Owners

September 18, 2013

Fenelon businesses are thrilled that so many residents support local shopping. Shop owners are thrilled to welcome in the summer tourists as early in the year as they wish to visit. And with so many fall events, and the beauty of the fall colours in and around town, lots of visitors love shopping in Fenelon Falls both in the fall and leading up to the holiday season.

Proud New Owners at Kathy's Pet Foods.  Photographer: Corrie Lee

Proud New Owners at Kathy’s Pet Foods. Photographer: Corrie Lee

Business owners like to point out that Fenelon Falls residents are not only wonderful customers, they also make the best  employees!

Read below to hear how thankful business owners are for the support they receive. You can also read about business owners who have been featured in Fenelon’s Town Crier Newsletter under Local Business Profiles.

Are you a local business owner and want to share your story with others? Please include your comments below.

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Trent Severn Waterway: Tell us your boating stories

September 18, 2013
Enjoying TSW Lock 34. Photographer: Mark Gommer

Enjoying TSW Lock 34. Photographer: Mark Gommer

Home to Lock 34 of the TSW

Thanks for reading and adding your great boating experiences. Care to share a favourite spot or route for boating in the area? How much do you enjoy using Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls?

Would you agree that boaters are some of the friendliest people you know?

Please add your stories in the comments section.

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A Great Place to Play and Stay: Comments from visitors to Fenelon Falls

September 18, 2013
Canada Day Fireworks, 2013.  Photographer: John Farr.

Canada Day Fireworks, 2013. Photographer: John Farr.

Jewel of the Kawarthas

Thanks for reading and adding your stories about visits to Fenelon Falls. When and where did you visit? Did you shop or visit some of the museums and attractions?

Which of the many events held in Fenelon Falls is your favourite? What surprised you most about Fenelon while you were here?

Is there anything better that Fenelon Falls can do to make your next trip more enjoyable?

Please tell us about your most memorable visit to Fenelon Falls in the comments section below.

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FFSS: Interesting Stories about Fenelon Falls Secondary School

September 17, 2013

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Proud Falcons!

Read The History of FFSS Here

Thanks to everyone for sharing memories of the local high school. Were you on a sports team? Which one? Did you marry your prom date? Was there a certain teacher who had a profound effect on your life?

Please add your stories in using the comments section below. Names and years appreciated but not required.

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Wishing I was there: Hoping to move to Fenelon in the future

September 17, 2013
Who’s coming to town next ? Why do you want to move to the Jewel of the Kawarthas? What questions do you have about moving to Fenelon?

Read the comments below to see why people are thinking of moving to Fenelon Falls, and feel free to add your own thoughts about moving here.

Would any current or past residents like to answer any questions you see listed?

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Current Stories: Living in Fenelon Falls and loving it!

September 17, 2013
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Were you born in Fenelon? How long have you lived in town? Read the comments below from current residents of the town. Why do you like being a resident of the Jewel of the Kawarthas?

Feel free to add your own comments and stories.

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In the Past: Proud to be a Fenelon Falls Resident

September 17, 2013


Did you live in Fenelon Falls many moons ago or move away recently? Tell us what it was like. Let us know what you miss most. Would you ever consider moving back to Fenelon Falls?

See stories from past residents below, and add your own stories using the comment box at the bottom of the page.

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