Posts Tagged ‘Fenelon Falls’

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.

 

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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.

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Fenelon Falls Live! Planning Workshop Brimming with Energy (Oct. 2017)

September 26, 2017

by Alan Engelstad, Chair. Fenelon Falls Live!   705-887-7169

Fenelon Live LogoTwenty-one arts enthusiasts attended the Fenelon Falls Live! planning workshop last Saturday at Fenelon Falls United Church to answer the question: What kind of live performance events are you eager to bring to the Fenelon Falls area? Participants included local performers, a young theatre arts entrepreneur, events organizer, arts promoter, seasonal and full-time residents, local councillor Doug Elmslie and Debra Soule, Arts, Culture and Heritage Coordinator at the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The format was designed to ensure participants created the agenda themselves, according to their specific interests, by offering up their ideas for consideration. Once the ideas were presented, people signed up for those that most interested them and joined those discussions. Workshops included mounting events featuring big band orchestras, marching bands, a variety show, Celtic music, an emerging artists series, songwriters workshop, Shakespeare in the Park, a buskers festival and twice-annual family festival to celebrate the the locks. Of course, many of these ideas work together and there is plenty of room for collaboration.

There were also discussions about the need for supportive arts infrastructure, such as a portable sound stage, a more dedicated year-round performance venue, and a permanent outdoor performance venue. We also discussed some practical, collaborative ways to publicize events, especially to seasonal residents, more effectively.

Participants learned how an active arts scene helps create a thriving community. For example, one participant explained how a town in Florida, competing with places that had nicer beaches, decided to become a haven for musicians. People got behind a series of proposals to enhance music education and performance 30 years ago. That town has since quadrupled in size and is a magnet for musicians of all stripes. Another participant brought an article explaining how the arts are revitalizing small towns in Minnesota, and Doug Elmslie brought featured article in this month’s Municipal World that discussed the role of the performing arts in creating a sense of belonging. From this we considered how we could help a younger generation of aspiring musicians learn such things as performance technique, sound design and recording skills from the many experienced musicians in the area, some with long and storied careers: Garage Band festival, anyone?

Our challenge, as one participant put it, is to get to a place where visitors and townspeople alike can simply assume something interesting and engaging is happening every weekend in Fenelon Falls, especially during the summer. They’ve done it elsewhere. Why not here?

Want to learn more? Contact us at fenelonlive@gmail.com

Welcome Dr. Jacob (Oct. 2017)

September 26, 2017

AN ADDITIONAL NEW FAMILY DOCTOR FOR THE CITY OF KAWARTHA LAKES

KLFamilyDocRCity of Kawartha Lakes, September 14, 2017: Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Alexandra Jacob will begin practicing with the Kawartha North Family Health Team (KNFHT) in Fenelon Falls starting October 16, 2017.

Dr. Jacob received her medical degree from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec in 1989. After practicing in Quebec for a number of years, in 2012 she began to practice in the Ottawa area.

Dr. Jacob is the proud mother of three sons currently studying at the University of Ottawa and is excited to be moving to the City of Kawartha Lakes. “I am looking forward to this next phase of my life and hope to contribute to serving the medical needs of the community. My family is looking forward to visiting and enjoying the beautiful lakes and rivers of the City” states Dr. Jacob.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Jacob and Marina Hodson, Executive Director of the KNFHT, to facilitate this recruitment to our beautiful City,” states Cindy Snider, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for KLHCI.

Sheila-Mae Young, President of KLHCI, states that, “KLHCI would like to welcome Dr. Jacob to the City of Kawartha Lakes and wishes her many years of satisfaction, both personally and professionally, within the community.”

Nancy Newton, Chair of KNFHT also expresses her pleasure in welcoming Dr. Jacob. The KNFHT is looking forward to assisting her in settling into her new practice at their Fenelon Falls office.

Anyone wishing to register as a patient with Dr. Jacob should contact the KNFHT at 705- 887-3531, registration@knfht.ca, or visit the office at 50 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls. The Kawartha North Family Health Team’s service area includes Fenelon Falls, Argyle, Bobcaygeon, Burnt River, Coboconk, Glenarm, Rosedale, Kirkfield, Norland, Uphill and surrounding areas.

The Kawartha North Family Health is a community-led team including family doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, mental health workers, a diabetes consultant, phlebotomists and administrative staff providing primary health care to its patients. The health team provides care for patients of all ages, working collaboratively to keep patients healthy through prevention, maintenance and health promotion.

KLHCI is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is to recruit and retain family doctors for the City of Kawartha Lakes. KLHCI is directed through the work of a volunteer Board of Directors that is actively engaged in attracting new Board members from the community. Should you wish to support our efforts of ongoing recruitment and retention of family doctors in this manner please contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or csnider@rmh.org, or visit the KLHCI website at www.kawarthalakesdoctors.org.

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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Fenelon Marquee Location Chosen (Oct. 2017)

September 26, 2017

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The City has approved a location for the Marquee to be raised…. It will be located at the corners of Oak St. and May St./Water St. in Fenelon Falls, on the same property as the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce. The Marquee will be replacing the old fountain. Fundraising continues to generate money for the restoration and clean up of the sign itself, as well as for the building of the structure where we will mount the sign on location.

We were at the Kawartha Arts Festival with our smiling faces and our merchandise to sell. Our merchandise sold quite well and the donations overwhelmed us. We still have t-shirts, ¼ zip neck sweatshirts, coffee mugs.

We had great responses from all those who stopped by. It was so nice to listen to people tell us their memories of the theatre.

We are working in conjunction with Maryboro Lodge (the Fenelon Falls Museum) and Films by the Falls to help keep the community informed. Watch for future updates.

We have a donation sheet that you can download and print off on our Facebook page, by clicking here, or you can contact one of our committee members and they will get one to you. Donations are accepted at Maryboro Lodge – The Fenelon Museum, GRR8 Finds Market and Stokes on Trent, Fenelon Falls.

With Your Support We Can Make This Happen

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Thanks, the Marquee Committee,

Deb Churchill

Judi Adamson

Lynn Arscott

Colleen Jenkinson

Glenn Walker

Joe Willems

Ken Haggert

Doug Elmslie

 

 

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 www.KawarthaFarmfest.com.

“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 KawarthaFarmfest.com 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

Decoration Service, Vimy Tree Planted (2017)

September 26, 2017

At the recent Decoration service, The Royal Canadian Legion Fenelon Falls Branch 238 Colour Party carry the Colours. The Salvation Army Fenelon Falls Corps Band provided the music for the hymns and the Canadian and Royal Anthems.

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The service is for those who have passed during the past year and also Veterans who have died.

2nd Vice President Arlene Colman of The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 238 Fenelon Falls, led the Decoration Service.

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During a ceremony at Fenelon Falls Cemetery The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 238 dedicated a Vimy Oak tree which is a decendant of the Oaks that grew at Vimy Ridge 100 yrs ago, during the historic Canadian victory in world war one.

In the picture is 2nd vice President Arlene Coleman and Chaplain Major Roy Randell.

 

Initial Fenelon Probus Club Sold Out (Sept. 2017)

September 26, 2017

On Sept 18th over 140 enthusiastic supporters of a new Mixed Probus Club attended a meeting at St James Anglican Church. Another 40 are interested which means the numbers are pushing 180 . This dictates that we will have to change the venue for the October meeting to the Fenelon Falls Seniors Centre in order to accommodate all that wish to attend. The meeting voted overwhelmingly to seek a Charter from Probus Canada and the Founding meeting has been scheduled for Monday Oct 16th with Registration starting at 9.30 am. Pennock said “This response supports our belief that there is a need in the community for an organization like Probus.” Anyone not yet registered should contact Bob Pennock by phone 705 887 2147 or E mail robert.pennock@sympatico.ca

Fenelon Live Rocks On (Sept. 2017)

August 30, 2017

Help Showcase Performing Arts in Fenelon

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Fenelon Falls Live! is looking to expand its program for the 2018 season and beyond. If you are interested in promoting the performing arts in Fenelon Falls, you are invited to attend their 2018 Planning Meeting on Saturday morning, September16, starting at 9.00 a.m. in the Boardroom of The Fenelon Falls United Church.

 

Chair of Fenelon Falls Live! Alan Engelstad said, “The performing arts enhance our quality of life and make our community an attractive place to be. Anyone enthusiastic about bringing more music, dance and theatre to Fenelon is encouraged to attend our Planning Meeting.”

 

There are many ways new volunteers with fresh ideas can help Fenelon Falls Live! build on the success of its first year: first by contributing to planning an expanded 2018 season on September 16, and later by helping to bring exciting new performances to Fenelon Falls throughout the year. It is exciting and satisfying work that makes a difference in the community.

 

Debra Soule, Arts Co-ordinator for the City and Councillor Elmslie will attend to bring forward the City’s perspective in launching next years Arts program.

 

This is an opportunity to be in on the ground floor of planning an expanded program for 2018.

To become involved simply email fenelonlive@gmail.com or call Alan at 705-887-7169.

 

Splash Pad Update (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017

delayed but still on its way to Fenelon

 

Playing In Water FountainThe Fenelon Falls Rotary Club is pleased to announce that the construction of the long awaited Splash Pad will commence on September 5, 2017. As a result of the work a portion of Garnet Graham Park will be closed.

“While we had initially hoped to have the Splash Pad up and operating by July 1, 2017, the weather and permit requirements pushed this date back”, explained Jim Sackston, Rotary Club Team Leader.

Sackston went on to say, that the original design fell short of the needs of approving agencies, therefore a redesign of the waste water handling system was necessitated.

The Rotary Club wants to thank all those who have donated funds, as well City of Kawartha Lakes, Parks and Recreation staff who have worked diligently on the project.

“In order to honour our funding partners requirements it is necessary that the Splash Pad be completed in 2017, and will be fully operational for the start of the 2018 Summer season”, the Team Leader stated.

“We are very excited and anxious to have this project completed”, Leader Sackston said.

FUND RAISING efforts continue as more funds are required as a result of the redesign.

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.

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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 http://www.kawarthaartsfestival.com/

PROBUS Club Set to Start in Fenelon (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017

“GET CONNECTED – STAY CONNECTED”

The community of Fenelon Falls has overwhelmingly expressed interest in forming a PROBUS club. Organizer Robert Pennock has heard from close to 100 Fenelon Falls residents that they would be interesting in attending a monthly social gathering in Fenelon under the PROBUS banner. What is PROBUS? Retirement can come too early for many people who want and are able to remain active. Probus clubs are organizations for men and women who have retired from their profession or business and want to maintain a social network with others who have similar interests. Probus clubs were first formed, as an acronym for Pro(fessional) and Bus(iness), in the early 1920’s in Saskatchewan, CANADA, and in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Come to an information meeting on September 18th: The Probus Club of Lindsay has arranged a special meeting at the St. James Anglican Church on September 18th at 10AM to discuss forming the Probus Club of Fenelon Falls. Come out with your friends and hear about this great opportunity.

Contact Robert Pennock with any questions at robert.pennock@sympatico.ca / 705-887-2147

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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 BnB@BridgwoodManor.ca or 705 – 887 – 4936.

New Economic Development Strategy (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017

will support growth in Kawartha Lakes

ecdevstratKAWARTHA LAKES— The City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development division has delivered a new Economic Development Strategy that focuses on creating a vibrant and growing economy. Council identified the creation of an Economic Development Strategy as one of the top 10 priority projects in the Corporate Strategic Plan for 2016-2019.

“The strategy has been developed with input from local business owners, business groups, Chambers of Commerce and government partners,” explains Denise Williams, Manager of Economic Development. “We have a City-wide focus and are working towards several specific goals including welcoming new businesses and retaining and expanding existing businesses with a goal to create jobs.”

The strategy outlines steps that will be taken to develop growth in the agriculture and food, culture, tourism, specialized manufacturing and engineering products and related services business sectors. Council will receive regular progress updates as the strategy is rolled out.

The strategy is available online at https://www.kawarthalakes.ca/en/business-growth/reports-and-studies.aspx or by contacting the Economic Development division at 705-324-9411 extension 1232 oreconomicdevelopment@kawarthalakes.ca.

Maryboro Lodge Fall Events (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017
Have you been to the museum lately? There is life in all that history! This summer was an active one for the team at Maryboro Lodge. Check out their facebook feed to review some of the awesome events that were held on the lawn outside the museum, in full view of beautiful Cameron Lake. Highlights include the afternoon teas, Fenelon Live open mics, and just last weekend a visit from Laurie Scott MPP.
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FALL EVENTS AT MARYBORO LODGE
We have a Monarch Butterfly Release this Sunday September 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  You can purchase a “tagged” Monarch or “Painted Lady”.  The Monarchs are $25 and the Painted Ladies are $20.  The Painted Ladies will stay close to the gardens of the museum and will lay their eggs for more  butterflies next year.  The Monarchs will start their journey south with the hopes of making it to Mexico; and then return to Texas to lay their eggs. Because they are tagged, people can get updates on their journeys through email from different stations.
Pre-register at Museum or on the day of September 3rd.
Doors Open are happening in Kawartha Lakes, and the museum is part of the tour September 9th and 10th.
Harvest Happenings on Thanksgiving weekend will be at the Museum this year.  We will be making “Scarecrows” and “Pumpkins”  Lots of Apple cider and good food available
A huge thanks to the residents and visitors, our student employees and Board and Partners of Fenelon Falls for the huge success this summer at the Fenelon Museum.  We are grateful to the Town Crier for all their help in advertising and letting
people know what is at the end of “Oak Street”.  We look forward to next year and an amazing summer.
(Us too!)

A Vision Come True (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017

Owner of Vision Hair Studio. Becky is a licensed hairstylist and has been in the industry since 2009. She first did her apprenticeship in Peterborough and then became a booth renter in Fenelon Falls after getting her cosmetology license. Becky is passionate about being updated on education and being in the know about hair trends. She has recently studied in Los Angeles for balayage and dry cutting techniques. She specializes in hair painting and transformations and enjoys any challenge she is given. Becky enjoys being around and helping others and can’t wait to make your experience at Vision one to remember!

 

Meagan Anstett

Meagan is a licensed Red Seal Hairstylist who recently moved to Kawartha Lakes from London, ON. She realized at a young age that she had a passion for hair and the beauty industry and found joy in making people feel beautiful. She moved to Toronto to attend the Aveda Institute & Academy, where she graduated with honours. She then decided to take her passion to western Canada, where she held the position of Spa Experience Coordinator and licensed stylist at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, becoming very knowledgeable about the spa and salon world. Meagan has a passion for long hair as well as creative colour and balayage. Meagan is looking forward to joining the team and promises to make you look and feel beautiful!

 Talen Heacock

Talen started in the beauty industry by doing her coop placement at Trish’s hair design. She then completed her apprenticeship after studying at the Studio 500 Apprenticeship Program. Talen became a licensed hairstylist in 2016. She resides in her hometown of Fenelon Falls with her boyfriend and beautiful daughter Myah. Talen is happy to help you look and feel your best after being in her chair.

Krista Cassidy

Krista is a licensed hair stylist and busy mom of 3. She has been in the hair industry since 2010.  Krista loves her job,especially the personal aspect of hair design. She takes great pride in making sure every client has their own individual style, accomplished with colour or cut regardless if they are male, female or child.  krista strives to make sure the client is comfortable, and is left feeling “at home” with their salon experience.

 Samantha MacMillan

Samantha is a registered apprentice. She has two years of experience as an assistant and looks forward to furthering her journey to become a hairstylist. She loves being a part of the beauty industry as well as traveling to learn and upgrade. Sam enjoys simple, country living, but enjoys visiting big cities as well. She is easy to talk to and ensures to help make your visit a fun and friendly one!

 Michelle Gurr

Michelle currently resides in Fenelon Falls with her Husband and two (beautiful) Children. She studied Business in Peterborough and graduated with Honors. She then studied Advanced Esthetics and Spa Operations in Peterborough, also graduating with honours. Michelle did extra training for Brazilian Waxing in Mississauga in 2014. She recently completed training for Lash Lifts, Lash Extensions and Microblading by a certified trainer with LashForever Canada and can now offer clients these services with high quality Canadian made products. Michelle is hoping she can use her passion for the beauty industry to make her clients feel like the best, most confident versions of themselves.

Water Safety (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017

water safety

The finding that Jeremiah Perry, the young man who recently drowned during a trip to Algonquin Park, failed to pass his mandatory swimming test has made me think about how many of us take our life by the lake for granted.

I spend a great deal of time on and near the water and am constantly amazed at the number of people who choose not to wear life jackets and more importantly, do not encourage their children to do so. I know, I have heard all the logic – “this lake isn’t very deep, I am a good swimmer, I am right here with my son/daughter…” During the hazy, lazy days of summer, it is all too easy to relax to the point of being dangerous, so while I don’t want to be a spoil sport, let’s all just remember some basic water safety.

  1. I personally consider myself to be an excellent swimmer and I spend a lot of time in a canoe, however, a number of years back I flipped my canoe in early November and the cold water completely stunned me. I was fortunate that the water was very shallow and I could stand as I certainly could not think to swim when I first went in, the shock simply overwhelmed me. Take that one step further and think what happens if you were hit with that boat or canoe as you go in? These days, there is no reason not to wear a Personal Flotation Device, they are comfortable and fashionable if you choose and will save your life!
  2. Of course, the first line of protection is still learning to swim. Aside from being great exercise and good fun, living in this region swimming should be considered a life skill not only for ourselves, but those around us. That being said, remember that if your kids are not strong swimmers, they should be within arms’ reach at all times or wearing a PFD. Think about how difficult it is to move through water quickly, even a short distance can prove too far so keep your children safe at all times.
  3. And last but not least is that daredevil elephant in the room…. Cliff and bridge diving. Don’t get me wrong, I have leapt from some heights in my younger days, including the 10m diving board, but unless you know the exact water conditions it is not safe. Even in a controlled environment like the pool, landing wrong will lead to serious concerns and potential harm, so think before you leap.

All that being said, let’s all get out and enjoy what the Kawartha Lakes have to offer but let’s be safe doing it.

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT

“3 clicks and you’re in” (Sept. 2017)

August 29, 2017

the goal for the new City of Kawartha Lakes website

KAWARTHA LAKES- The City of Kawartha Lakes unveiled a new website [August 1st] with the goal of three clicks of a mouse you get what you are looking for.

The project began last November with a $100,000 investment form The Kawartha Lakes CFDC under the Eastern Ontario Development Program’s Community Innovation stream.

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The new website has been completely redesigned with input from a variety of users. Cheri Davidson, Manager of Communications for the City says “It challenged us to lose some of our municipal jargon, we rewrote from scratch every word on our site.”

Every division within the city was involved and staff held nine consultations with external stakeholders.

The site is also fully accessible for people who may be vision or hearing impaired.

A press release from the city says:

THE CITY IS PROUD TO PRESENT A WEBSITE THAT IS FULLY ACCESSIBLE AND COMPLIANT WITH WCAG 2.0 LEVEL AA SPECIFICATIONS, THE HIGHEST STANDARD ON THE WEB. THE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT TEAM, ALONGSIDE VENDOR ESOLUTIONS, WORKED DILIGENTLY THROUGHOUT THE DESIGN PROCESS TO ENSURE THE NEW PLATFORM WILL BE USER FRIENDLY FOR THOSE WITH VISUAL AND OTHER DISABILITIES.

Because of this, not all documents are available on the website yet but they say staff is working diligently to get the most important documents online and accessible. Davidson says “I am proud to say that this has been one of the leading roles of this website”

The site can be translated into 100 different languages and it allows residents to subscribe to receive any news or alerts on information you are interested in. Whether is be City news, Council news and meetings, road closures, waste schedules, emergency alerts and more it’s all available. There’s even a mobile application that consolidates all City information into one place. Users can choose to subscribe to a certain page to be updated when any changes are made.

Another nice new feature allows residents and community groups to submit their own events through the calendar feature of the new site, making it even easier for the entire community to stay up-to-date about upcoming activities.

With the state of City roads lately a new feature that’s expected to be popular is the “Reports” page. Here residents can report issues with potholes or roads or a number of other issues directly to the department involved. They will then receive a tracking number if they want to follow up.

Residents who where on hand for the reveal were impressed with the changes. “From what I see I like it. The response times seem to be a lot quicker.” Norm Price  remarked. “Remember we live in a municipality that has above average age. I’d like you to remember they are slow to learn and quick to criticize.” he joked. “So be prepared for an influx on the reporting page”

The Kawartha Lakes’ tourism website has also been revamped making planning a trip to Kawartha Lakes even easier according to the city. The new website showcases the many attractions that set Kawartha Lakes apart, such as its waterways, downtowns, festivals and cultural attractions.”We are very proud of this website. It helps us have a cohesive approach to how we are doing business and tourism in the City.” Rebecca Mustard, Manager of Economic Development for the City told Kawartha 411.

Both sites have a lot of eye candy on them. Images of lakes and community events are abundant in an attempt to showcase all the Kawartha’s has to offer.

To coincide with the launch of the new websites, e-mail addresses for Kawartha Lakes staff have changed from the previous format of firstinitiallastname@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca to firstinitiallastname@kawarthalakes.ca, making it easier for residents to contact the appropriate staff member according to City officials. The older format will forward to the new, ensuring that the transition is a smooth one.

The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) advances economic development in rural eastern Ontario. Through EODP, FedDev Ontario is collaborating with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in eastern Ontario and Community Futures Ontario East to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities. Chairman of the Board, Paul Reeds says “This really is the beginning. They spend so much money on the roads leading into the city, this is another road-an electronic road and it needs to look good too.”

City CAO Ron Taylor says it was easy to support these projects. ” I never expected anything but a great product at the end of the day because it was built by some really great people.”

Click here to access the new city website:http://www.kawarthalakes.ca/

Click here for the new tourism website:http://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/

Reposted with permission from www.kawartha411.ca Keep tabs on www.Kawartha411.ca for all the latest local news

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Town Crier Marks 100th Edition (July 2017)

July 25, 2017

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Dear readers,

Well! We’ve been on quite the journey together, haven’t we? Some 221 of us received the very first edition of the Fenelon Falls Town Crier when it was published on May 14, 2013. Today’s issue marks the 100th newsletter that has gone out via email to residents and fans of our Jewel of the Kawarthas. What started out as a project led by the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Department has found a home at the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce where it is currently produced and operated.

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Edition 1 Header, The Fenelon Falls Town Crier

To understand the origins of the Town Crier, we have to go back to the beginning of the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project that commenced in 2011 and was led by the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Department. From that initiative, 5 committees were formed to lead BR+E projects; Infrastructure, Social Infrastructure, Leadership Team, Downtown Revitalization and Promotional Strategy/Marketing. The Promotional Strategy/Marketing Committee was chaired by Craig Bachman, and undertook several initiatives. There was the design of the new Fenelon Falls logo, co-ordination for the new village entry signs, and the establishing of the www.FenelonFalls.info website, and its partner e-newsletter, the Fenelon Falls Town Crier.

Town_Crier_Newsletter_IconInstrumental in the creation of the newsletter and website were Fenelon’s own Corrie Hynes and Janet Dalton. Both key members of the initial Committee, they took the initiative to get the web based projects going. Corrie has acted as Managing Editor and general media guru from the start. It is not an understatement to say that Corrie has been the foundation on which the Town Crier and www.FenelonFalls.info were built. Her media background and passion for community focused communication have been the driving force behind the scenes. Her guidance has been instrumental in the strategy and grassroots success of the popular Facebook page, website and newsletter. Although Janet passed away all too soon in the spring of 2014, part of her lasting legacy is her work on the website and mailchimp programming, which are still in use today. “I think the success of the Town Crier is an amazing testament to [Janet and Corrie’s] commitment,” says Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce Director Brian Rump, “and the number of volunteer hours required to build this project to 100 issues is mind-blowing.”

Take a walk down memory lane and view the 1st published edition of the Town Crier here: http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=96e2c04ec7f8cdb50494afa8c&id=51869fae59

Corrie recently handed over the reins of the Town Crier to the Chamber of Commerce office staff. Shannon Bain, the Chamber Manager, has worked under Corrie since March 2014. “I’d say I can’t put into words how much I’ve learnt from Corrie but she’s taught me to express myself too well! Working with Corrie has given me such an amazing education on how to navigate the communication waters, how to highlight the best of what our Village offers and how to not freak out if the website goes down. I will miss working with her every edition, but know that her training and hard work to get us to edition 100 will continue to serve us into the future. She is one of the best and can’t be thanked enough!” Continues Brian Rump, “[The website and newsletter] would not have happened without her, and Economic Development initiatives such as this can never be successful without a volunteer like her.”

The Town Crier newsletter has become its own going concern, and has created awareness and engagement of all things Fenelon Falls to residents and visitors. Although some parts of the Town Crier were produced under contract, the bulk of the work to maintain the websites and populate the newsletter to date was done mainly by volunteers. As local coverage disappears across the country, it’s becoming more and more important to support stories and events that truly hit close to home. “The FenelonFalls.info website and Town Crier newsletter are a vital source of communication in Fenelon Falls and the Chamber is very proud to operate such an incredible source of information for anyone interested in our community” says Brent Simpson, Chamber President.

On behalf of the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and a grateful readership, thank you, Corrie, for all your hard work. We wish you the best and will forever remain grateful for the benefits you’ve brought to the Chamber and the residents of Fenelon Falls.

Town Crier turns 100And on behalf of the directors and staff of the Chamber, thank you, dear readers, volunteers, poster makers, article writers, committee members, past and present sponsors and anyone else who has ever uttered the words “have you heard of the Fenelon Falls Town Crier?”: High Fives to all involved! Join us in celebrating the 100th edition of the Town Crier. This issue was sent out to almost 1200 recipients. If you haven’t yet signed up, why not take a moment now (see link below) and help keep Fenelon Falls communicating!

 

Fenelon Falls Town Crier sign-up: http://fenelonfalls.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=96e2c04ec7f8cdb50494afa8c&id=ece658203a

And of course we must say a special thank you to our Sponsors, whose generosity contributes directly to the ongoing success of www.fenelonfalls.info and the Fenelon Falls Town Crier.

 

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We’ll be back next month for Edition #101 – well on our way to number 200!

 

Do you have a contribution to make to the Town Crier or fenelonfalls.info? Email us at newsletter@fenelonfalls.info. We’d love to hear from you.

Family Fun at The Fenelon Agricultural Fair (Summer 2017)

July 25, 2017

CorrieLeePhotography.caThe Fenelon Fair is set for another year of family fun. The annual event is planned for August 11th, 12th and 13th at the Fenelon Agricultural Fairgrounds next to the Fenelon Community Centre. This long-standing community tradition has brought smiles and memories to the people of Fenelon since 1888.

Come down and see the farm animals, tractor pulls, locally grown produce sale stands, vendors and much more. Watch for more information on weekend events as the date draws near.

This year the group is excited to announce a new Midway provider and they say it is FAMILY RUN FOR FAMILY FUN. You can buy your discount passes now!!! You can purchase as many advance 1 day coupon for the midway at $20. each, instead of $25 at the midway ticket box at Fair time. Ride for hours for one low price.

You turn your coupon in to the midway ticket box for a wristband, good for Saturday 10am to 5 pm. You can do the same again on Sunday with another coupon and ride from 11am to 5 pm. Get coupons for both days and double your fun.

These coupons are available at Sobeys, Alliance Agri-Tech and Barn and Bunkie.

If you would like to be part of the famers market or if you would like a vendor booth to sell merchandise, contact fair organizers at fenelonfair@gmail.com or call (705) 887-9403.

For more information visit www.fenelonfair.ca or click on a link below….

If you are a vendor and would like to get a copy of our contract you can download it here.

Are you looking for the homecraft book? Download it here.

Our Agricultural book is now available. You can download it here.

See you at the Fair!

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Youth Theatre Company Takes Root in Fenelon Falls (August 2017)

July 25, 2017

I am Alexis Wilson, I am 17 years old and live in Fenelon Falls.

DSCN0619I am the founder and owner of a local children’s theatre company called Tiny Talents Arts Company. TTAC was created in March of this year when I realized that there was a large lack of theatre and arts programs in our area. TTAC’S journey began on March Break and held Musical Theatre camp at Shiloh Christian Centre in Fenelon, to whom I am extremely grateful for the use of the space. The camp was a success and the adult volunteers and high school student volunteers were an amazing help during this week. The campers learned a different musical number each day, made friends, made crafts and had a performance for their families on the Friday. This led me to apply for the summer company program with the government. Summer company is a program that gives young entrepreneurs guidance and a grant to start their own summer business. I was accepted into this program and am now holding a summer program that includes seven weeks of arts camps. All of these camps will be held in Fenelon at a different local church each week with themes such as, Hollywood Week, Disney Week, Musical Theatre Week and at the end of the summer a full production of Aladdin Jr.! As we are approaching our fourth week of camp, we have some very exciting news.Tiny Talents Arts Company will be beginning regular school year programming! TTAC will have a Storefront in Fenelon Falls beginning in the 2017/2018 school year. The schedule is as follows,

Monday – Age 4-8 (Theatre Performance classes) 6-7PM

Thursday- Ages 9+ (Theatre Performance classes) 6:30-8PM

Saturday Mornings

Ages 4-6 (Baby Ballet) 9:00AM-9:45AM

Ages 4+ (Theatre Performance classes) 10AM-11:30AM

Contact us at TTACFenelonFalls@hotmail.com to pre-register

Follow our journey as we take on New Adventures and follow us on Instagram @tinytalentsartscompany or Twitter and Facebook @TTACFenelon. You can contact Tiny Talents Arts Company at 705-887-2740 or TTACFenelonFalls@hotmail.com for more information and register for some remaining summer programs and also pre register for September!

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Trees To Remember Vimy By (August 2017)

July 25, 2017

FENELON FALLS LEGION PRESENTS THE VILLAGE WITH TWO VIMY RIDGE DESCENDANT SAPLINGS TO MARK THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF CANADA

Everyone knows the Battle of Vimy Ridge during WWI was one of the defining moments in Canada’s history. The battle raged for three days, April 9-12, 1917. Where allied troops struggled and failed, the Canadians overcame great odds and captured the ridge. For the first time all four Canadian divisions attacked together: men from all regions of Canada were present at the battle. Brigadier-General A.E. Ross declared after the war, “in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation.”  The price of victory was heavy 3,598 Canadians were killed and another 7,000 wounded. Four Canadians were awarded the Victoria Cross and the entire Canadian contingent was commended for their bravery.

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Canadian machine gunners dig themselves into shell holes on Vimy Ridge,

France, April 1917

(courtesy Library and Archives Canada/PA-1017).

Prior to the battle the area was heavily forested with mighty oaks; after the battle nearly every tree had been destroyed. A Canadian soldier, Lieutenant Leslie Miller of Scarborough salvaged a handful of acorns from a dying oak tree and sent them home to be planted on his farm where they flourished. Today ten of these trees still stand and sapling descendants have been bred from them. Over 100 saplings are destined to be planted next to the Vimy Monument in France.

A limited number were made available and the Fenelon Falls Legion was fortunate in being approved to purchase two. They come with certification of their descendancy from Original Vimy Ridge Oaks acorns.

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Canada, the Fenelon Falls Legion is gifting the Village with two descendant saplings to be planted at the Cenotaph and the Veterans’ area of the Fenelon Falls Cemetery. Branch President, Wes Arscott, says “we hope that these saplings will thrive and be a living memorial to all Veterans who made the true north strong and free”.

For more information on the Fenelon Falls Legion, click here.

 

Kawartha Lakes is the 7th Bee City in Canada (July 2017)

July 25, 2017

Bee CanadaKAWARTHA LAKES— In keeping with Council’s commitment to protect our environment, Kawartha Lakes has just been designated as the 7th Bee City in Canada. We are the third in Ontario, joining Toronto and Stratford.

Along with the designation comes the responsibility to encourage residents to support bees and other pollinators on both public and private land and foster environmental awareness around this issue. Heading up the initiative will be City of Kawartha Lakes Environmental Advisory Committee (CKLEAC) consisting of community leaders, city staff and local experts to coordinate efforts.  We will celebrate our efforts annually during National Pollinator Week during the third week of June.

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A current initiative underway is the Fenelon Landfill Pollinator project. This pilot project, approved by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has been led by CKLEAC and involves Kawartha Lakes Waste Management and Fleming College. A pollinator-friendly seed mix will be planted on about 1.5 acres of a decommissioned cell in the Fenelon Landfill site. Weather permitting, the work should be completed by the end of summer. Fleming students helped design a protocol to monitor the effectiveness of the planting to attract bees and butterflies and will also participate in the monitoring. If successful this project will pave the way towards rehabilitating the landfill into a new pollinator habitat.

“We are thrilled to be named the next Bee City in Canada. We hope this will help raise awareness and education in our community about how we can each play a role in strengthening the bee population and supporting all pollinators. The next step is to gather together those who are interested in becoming involved,” commented Susan Blayney, a member of CKLEAC.

The conservation of pollinators is critical to the sustainability of Kawartha Lakes’ natural areas, urban gardens and small scale farms. Certain pollinator species have been determined to be in decline due to habitat loss, climate change, pesticide use and disease or parasites.  A diverse and resilient pollinator community is a key component of a sustainable city.

Anyone interested in learning more about Bee City initiatives is encouraged to contact CLKEAC through Richard Holy, Manager of Planning, at 705-324-9411 extension 1246.

Enjoying The Summer Sun (August 2017)

July 25, 2017
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Fenelon Beach, July 2017

summer fun in the sun!

Summer is a fun time that can be packed with activities but it is also a time to be wary of long-lasting health impacts, so before you head for the beach, the park or even the back-yard, Health Canada recommends you take a few minutes to learn about sun safety. You can protect your family and still have fun.

  • If possible, avoid being in the sun between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Look for shade or stay under a tree.
  • Protect your eyes by wearing UV blocking sunglasses.
  • Clothing such as a broad brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, and long pants can protect your skin. Tuck a handkerchief under the back of your hat to help prevent sunburn on the neck.
  • Some medication can make skin more sensitive to UV rays; consult your doctor if you have any questions.
  • Protect your health by using a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
  • Get children used to wearing sunscreen lotion and don’t let them play or sleep in the sun while in a stroller or play pen.
  • Use the recommended amount of sunscreen and respect the waiting period between application and exposure to the sun.
  • If you are sweating heavily or swimming, reapply sunscreen often to get the best protection.
  • Remember that you can combine sunscreen and insect repellents. Apply the sunscreen first, followed by the insect repellent.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and have cottage drinking water tested by a Provincial or private laboratory if it is not municipally tested.

So get out there and enjoy the summer sun safely!

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT   

A Positive Influence on Kawartha Lakes (July 2017)

July 21, 2017

Soroptimist International recognizes four graduating students for their positive influence on others

SoroFour young women graduating from our local high schools were recognized this week for their peer leadership with the RoseMary Reid Positive Influence Award from Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes.

Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes joins with the local schools in their annual recognition activities by presenting the award to a female graduating student from each of the city’s four secondary schools who models values, beliefs and attitudes that inspire others. The modest cash award is presented to a young woman for being an exemplary role model to her peers, focusing on positive character traits rather than academic or athletic achievement.

The 2017 recipients are:

Alexandra Tesic, I.E. Weldon Collegiate

Claire Allore, Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Harmony McNish, Fenelon Falls Secondary School

Jaden Mifsud, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School

Soroptimist International of Kawartha Lakes is a volunteer service organization for women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Founded in 2011, the club is part of Soroptimist International where more than 76,000 Soroptimists in 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community-based projects that benefit women and girls.

The award is named for RoseMary Reid, a longtime member of Soroptimist International, initially from the Peterborough club and more recently York Region. Active at all levels of the organization, RoseMary recently completed her term as President of Soroptimist International of the Americas, overseeing clubs in 20 countries and territories.

For more information visit www.sikawarthalakes.org

A Walk Down Movie Lane (August 2017)

July 18, 2017

Fenelon records memories of theatre

FTM-Midnight Madness-shirtsWhat a night it was during Midnight Madness!  Setting up the marquee sign in town generated a tremendous amount of excitement and crowds. Conversations were had of great moments remembered from the Fenelon Theatre days….including lots of first dates and kisses! Many of those moments were captured in writing on our ‘memory boards’.  Be sure to check our Facebook page for posted pictures of these boards.

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Many thanks to all who stopped by our successful pop-up shop and purchased merchandise and/or gave donations to help support this fundraising campaign.

For those of you who may have missed us during Midnight Madness, you can also find the t-shirts and hoodies available for purchase at Grr8 Finds Market and The Fenelon Falls Museum, Maryboro Lodge.

Our new website is currently under construction. In the meantime keep tuned to Facebook for information on another pop-up shop coming soon!

‘With your donations, we can make this happen’

– Fenelon Theatre Marquee Group

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