CENTRE WELLINGTON - On June 22, Centre Wellington residents and visitors alike will once again have the opportunity to participate and explore the many “doors opened” during this annual celebration of heritage, architecture, arts and culture.
FERGUS - Volunteers are hard at work planning for the 68th annual Fergus Scottish Festival in August this year.
On June 8 the Mercer Lodge No. 347 in Fergus played host to the 18th Century Degree Team, which performed a play in period costume based on actual minutes from a 1774 Freemasonry meeting in England. The event was open to the public and also included a meal after the performance.
HOLSTEIN - Southgate Township is kicking off the third season of its popular Horse and Buggy Trail, a promotional and tourist attraction.
St. Mary Catholic School in Mount Forest hosted a Family Fun Night fundraiser on June 6 with food, entertainment, silent auctions and games
Rob and Parker Mitchell pose with Bob Ray (the donkey) and Donkey Sanctuary of Canada helper Rose Karn.
Jared Barcaly, Janele Buller and Ciara Barclay of Kitchener take part in this year’s Donkey Day at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada.
Sydney Brisbois of Guelph tries out a tractor at the annual Donkey Day in Puslinch.
Kallie catches a frisbee as part of the Diamond Dogs demonstration at Donkey Day in Puslinch on June 9.
Ashley and Jayden Reimer pose with Haley and Piper at the Diamond Dogs demonstration at Donkey Day in Puslinch on June 9.
Ramona Elste guides Haley through the course Diamond Dogs demonstration on June 9.
Ready for the Rockwood duck race, Heather Reid, left, held up Tiger in costume while Nevaeh Dayman shows off a rubber duck-inspired necklace.
Volunteers help send the rubber ducks on their way down the river in Rockwood on June 8.
It seemed to be Christmas in June as this group rounded the corner during the annual Rockwood Pioneer Day parade.
The Purple Pig Pizzaria again came through with a colourful parade float for Pioneer Day in Rockwood.
These youngsters and young at heart are a mainstay of the Rockwood Pioneer Day parade.
ABOYNE - Two journalistic projects highlighted the evening recently at the 85th annual meeting of the Wellington County Historical Society, (WCHS). Members were presented with the recently-released journal, the 26th annual publication of “Wellington County History.”
Volunteers of the North Perth - North Wellington branch of the Canadian Diabetes Society are hosting a 35th anniversary celebration come-and-go tea on June 21.
Starlight Gala - The 13th annual Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation Starlight Gala was held in Palmerston on May 25. Organizers estimate the gala raised approximately $150,000 to purchase equipment for the hospital. A new colonoscope and two new gastroscopes for the operating room were this year’s objectives.
CAMBRIDGE - This summer, audiences are invited to visit the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge to jump and jive with a production that swings through the most memorable tunes of the greatest crooners and songbirds.
HILLSBURGH - Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre will be casting for the traditional English pantomime, Beauty and the Beast. Adapted and directed by Jo Phenix, the show will be full of music, dance, romance, adventure and plenty of fun.
ELORA - Elora Community Theatre (ECT) recently received a donation from the Guelph Community Foundation, on behalf of the Dr. Glenn D. Peirson Fund for the Arts.
GUELPH - Country music duo The Reklaws, consisting of University of Guelph students Jenna Walker and Stuart Walker, are the winners of the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) Discovery Program.
Dana Bieman, a Grade 6 student at Maryborough Public School, won a family pass to the Mapleton Rodeo for her winning entry in a rodeo artwork contest open to students of local schools, including Maryborough PS, Drayton Heights and Community Christian School.
WELLINGTON CTY. - Summer is just around the corner and parents everywhere are making plans for their kids. While many camp programs focus on competitive sports and winning trophies, an area group is offering is a fun and educational alternative “where every child wins.”
PALMERSTON - Vintage hats, dresses and furs were sported by several members of the Palmerston branch of Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (RWTO) as they celebrated a Historical Day at the Presbyterian Church in Palmerston on May 24.