Posts Tagged ‘Kawartha Lakes’

A Christmas Coffee House, with Carried Away – St. James Church

December 14, 2017
Celebrate Christmas in Song at St. James Anglican Church. A Christmas Coffee House with Carried Away. Spirited celtic, jazz and folk songs of the season. Dec. 14th, 7:30 pm. Freewill offering at the door. A portion of the proceeds of this event will go to support The Primates World Relief and Development fund in youth suicide prevention among first nations communities. Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt. Fragrance free/wheel chair accessible.
When:Dec. 14th, 7:30 pm.
Where: St. James Anglican Church, Bond St. E. Fenelon Falls.
Organizers:St. James Anglican Church

ORANGE the World: Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls – Candlelight Vigil

December 8, 2017
ORANGE the World: Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls
 
 Friday December 8, 6-7 pm
Candlelight Vigil: on the steps of City Hall, 26 Francis St., Lindsay.
Sponsor: GRAN Brock-Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes
For information:Dana Bachman 705-887-3232

 

Welcome Yule, with the Kawartha Lake Singers – St. James Church

December 5, 2017
Celebrate Christmas in Song at St. James Anglican Church. Welcome Yule with the Kawartha Lake Singers. A choral delight featuring Christmas favourites both old and new.Dec.5th, 7:30 pm.  Tickets:$20 adult, $5 children under 12. For tickets call: (705) 887-2537 or (705) 887-3512 or e mail fenelonanglican@i-zoom.net and…at the door. Fragrance free/ wheel chair accessible.
When:Dec. 5th, 7:30pm
Where: St. James Anglican Church, Bond St. E., Fenelon Falls
Organizers:The Kawartha Lake Singers

An Artfully New Concept at curious?

November 30, 2017

Aug 2017 006Things are happening at “curious?” once again.  After being named one of the top ten things to do in Fenelon Falls by Kawartha Northumberland, “curious?” has jumped in with a new concept.  “Co-Creative” is a community creative initiative which showcases and promotes local artists and artisans. A bit like a “pop up shop” with a unique and creative twist. Artists will be on site to meet and greet the public, discuss & sell their art and generally show off the amazing talent in our community.

Since its inception “curious?” has featured local art and artisan’s work along with locally made products. Some offerings such as Wool paintings, jewellery and Kulmala Furs are created by owners Anne Kulmala and Tayla Hughes.  Others have included award winning watercolourists, local Pencil artists, Photographers, Stained Glass artists,  Potters, Fibre artists, Oil painters and more.  Combine these with  quality quilts & bedding, home decor & accents, bath & body products, unique toys & games and you have a distinctive combination you won’t find anywhere else.

The first Arts event happens on December 9th at “curious?” 10-B Water St in Fenelon Falls.  Doors will open at 10am and the event will continue until 8pm.  Refreshments will be provided in the form of teas, coffee, punch and some delectable goodies to munch on.

We encourage everyone to come out and show your support for our local artists.  Whether you are looking to purchase art, meet the artist or just want to experience a unique outing surrounded by beautiful things “curious?’ is the place to be on December 9th.

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Anne Kulmala & Tayla Hughes

10-B Water Street,

P.O. Box 967

Fenelon Falls, ON

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Make Sure Making a Will is on Your List

November 30, 2017

Another thing to add to the list.

Do you ever turn on the radio and hear that it is “National __________ Day” and think to yourself – do we have a day / week / month for everything? If you said yes, you are not alone and like myself, you have likely also thought – WHY do we have a day for that?

Well as I listened to CBC the other day, it was brought to my attention that November was “Make a Will month” and I had those very thoughts. Later on, I reflected on the fact that I was thinking about my will, something that like many Canadians, I try to avoid considering for obvious reasons and it dawned on me that without that notice I would likely not be pondering this necessity.

So, I use this opportunity to spark a difficult conversation. I hope that you have heeded our advice over the years and consequently are living a healthy and long life, but some things remain inevitable despite our best efforts. I trust we all know the reason to have a will so I would like to take this one step further and say – do you also have a Power of Attorney for your Personal Care? If, heaven forbid, you become unable to make decisions about your health or your housing, is someone in a position to do so on your behalf? If you have answered yes, you are already ahead of many Canadians. If you have discussed your wishes with your Power of Attorney to ensure that they will be able to speak effectively on your behalf and have advised your Health Care Provider who this person will be, you have tackled one of the most difficult subjects and we commend you. If not, why not take this notice as an opportunity to start a difficult conversation?

So be healthy, but also be prepared.

Your friends at the Kawartha North FHT

Santa Day & Nighttime Parade & Fireworks!

November 25, 2017

for all the details, visit www.santaday.ca!

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)
www.santaday.ca

Cartoon by Laurie Rockman, Kawartha Lakes; www.mugshotscards.com

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

 

 

ONE DAY, ONE FOCUS – ENDING POLIO

November 8, 2017

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease 

Event among thousands to be held by Rotary across the globe on World Polio Day – 24 Oct.

 

Fenelon Falls Ontario Canada – Rotary members in Fenelon Falls are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

 

Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1 along with the Government of Canada.  Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.

 

About Rotary

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.

 

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls and its partner clubs in District #7010 are holding End Polio Now walks in their communities.  Did you see the red ponchos?

 

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Quarterly Update from the Chamber (Nov. 2017)

October 26, 2017

Fall Season in Full Swing, AGM, Why not join the Chamber?

We’ve had a busy summer and fall at the Tourism Centre & Chamber Office. Thank you to all the local residents and businesses who welcome our visitors to Fenelon Falls. We receive a lot of very positive feedback on our Jewel of the Kawarthas! It is a community effort to keep the jewel sparkling and every effort counts immensely.

A few points to consider as we all gear up for a busy Santa Day season:

– Many Thanks to Rylea, our incredible Administrative Assistant for a great job.
– The Chamber is excited to see the Downtown Revitalization plan in action. Watch for updates on our activities and those of the other committees involved in making Downtown Revitalization a reality.
FFDCC Open House 2017 - SBW- The Chamber is working with the City of Kawartha Lakes on a series of Digital Marketing Training Programs which will run Monday evenings for 5 weeks starting November 6th. Email Shannon at the office for more information (info@fenelonfallschamber.com) or if you are a Chamber member – watch your email inbox for further updates.
– We are excited to work on a Tool kit for new business in conjunction with Economic Development. Stay tuned for more…
– Special Events did a GREAT job with their events this year. Thank You to our amazing committee of volunteers!
– Santa Day planning is coming together for a terrific FREE day in Fenelon Falls. Join us on this very special day; November 25, 2017.
– Shop local – small business is big business! We had a wonderful Small Business Week (Oct 16-21). Thanks to everyone who came out and attended our Open House on October 18th.
– We continue to focus on our relationship with the Trent Severn Waterway, along with other community groups, to help focus on our community needs at the locks.

– 2018 Membership drive time! Are you ready to join the Chamber? We’d love the opportunity to help you grow your business. Contact Shannon at the office (info@fenelonfallschamber.com) or our Membership Director, Shawn Wray (shawn.wray@affinitygroup.ca) or click here for the application or click here for Reasons Why to Join the Chamber! As always, thank you to our existing membership – we look forward to renewing our relationship and seeing you at the AGM coming up in November…

All members are welcome to attend our Annual General Meeting, to be held on November 29th at That Place On Cameron.

Many thanks to all for making Fenelon Falls such a GREAT place to live, work and play!

All the best,

Brent Simpson, Chamber President

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Remembrance Activities in Fenelon Falls (Nov. 2017)

October 25, 2017

Soon poppies will blossom on the chests of the residents of Fenelon Falls as they honour and remember Veterans who served and are serving Canada, the true north strong and free.

The annual poppy campaign will be held October 27th and 28th. Legion members will be visible throughout the village collecting donations and distributing poppies.

The 17th annual Candlelight Tribute takes place Friday November 10. We meet at the locks at 7:00 pm and march off at 7:30pm. Our goal is to have 1,000 candles flickering in silent tribute to veterans. In this year of celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, we also marked the 100th anniversary of the Battles of Passchendale, The Somme, Beaumont Hamel and Vimy Ridge and the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. Thousands of Canadians were killed or wounded in these battles and their service and sacrifice deserves our respect, honour and remembrance.

We are determined to meet our goal in this special year and ask for your help by sponsoring candles in the name of a veteran, the unknown soldier or with a personal message of remembrance.. Candles are $6.00 each and may be obtained at the Legion, at Sobeys October 27th and 28th and November 2nd and 3rd or by contacting Arlene Colman at 705-454-1849.

Proceeds from these two events are placed in trust to be used for the care and benevolent support of Veterans and their dependents.  We assist by providing quality of life accessories such as mobility devices, dentures, eye glasses, hearing aids, etc.

The Remembrance Day Parade and Service takes place Saturday, November 11th at 11:00am at the Cenotaph.

We thank you for your past generosity and current support.

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Council directs $10,000 donation to Fenelon Falls splash pad (Nov. 2017)

October 25, 2017

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KAWARTHA LAKES – Council has directed  the voluntary $10,000 donation to the City of Kawartha Lakes from Evergreen Power Limited to the community funding component of the Fenelon Falls splash pad project.

In June 2017, Evergreen Power Limited made a deputation to Council to request a resolution of support for the proposed Small FIT Solar Project at 390 Northline Road. At the same time, the company noted a voluntary $10,000 donation to Council to use at its discretion.

The Fenelon Falls splash pad project is being constructed as a community led project. The Fenelon Falls Rotary Club is managing the project, which includes a total cost of $236,000. The City contributed $7500 to the project through tax support from the 50/50 Capital Partnership Fund. Allocating this voluntary donation will help to meet the projects’s funding requirements without possible reliance on additional tax-support funding if fundraising targets are not reached.

“This is a worthy community project that is accessible to all residents of Kawartha Lakes. I’m pleased that we can supplement the community fundraising efforts by allocating the donation from Evergreen Power Limited,” commented Mayor Letham.

 

High School Drama at Fenelon Museum (Nov. 2017)

October 25, 2017

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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.

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Food Bank Thanks Supporters (Nov. 2017)

October 25, 2017

Salvation Army program a success

The salvation army food bank is pleased to have received food from the gardens of The Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society and the Langton Public School Green Team. Also a number of Gardeners have blessed us with their excess produce.

Participants of the Food Bank have enjoyed the fresh produce throughout the summer and we appreciate the generosity and hard work put into the gardening and harvesting by many volunteers and home gardeners. Thank you.

This Thanksgiving saw the continued support of Sobey’s and their Customers as their Food Bank Bin had to be emptied a number of times leading up to Thanksgiving.  Sobey’s Food Bank Bin runs year round and this support is greatly helpful to the Fenelon Falls Food Bank.

The Fenelon Falls Red Apple Store ran a food drive this fall and took in $1600 worth of food products. The Red Apple Store in Fenelon Falls placed first in their Food Drive success among their 13 stores in their district which includes places the size if Oshawa. Well done Red Apple Fenelon Falls and to all our generous peoples support for your Food Bank. This drive has become an annual event which the Fenelon Falls Food Bank greatly appreciates.

 

In the picture we have left to right: Major Roy Randell, Clay Craig (assistant manager)Brenda Struik(associate),Nancy Croft ( assistant manager), Theresa Holden (keyholder), Denis Auger (food bank manager).

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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

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 www.sikawarthalakes.org or www.soroptimist.org 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.

 

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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.