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Today's date: Tuesday February 28, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 08
   
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CW Women’s Expo set for Feb. 26

FERGUS - Officials say the Centre Wellington Women’s Expo, which returns to the sportsplex here on Feb. 26, helps women find balance in a busy life.

Centre Wellington Bro Show returns March 3

ABOYNE - The Centre Wellington Bro Show is looking for a few good men ... with a sense of humour.

Cupcake sale in support of Guelph Humane Society

GUELPH - Halwell Mutual and Colley Insurance Brokers are teaming up for National Cupcake Day, in support of the Guelph Humane Society.

Homecoming swag

Homecoming swag

The Mount Forest Homecoming Committee has been selling raffle tickets on a basket filled with homecoming swag, valued at over $600, and at its regular meeting Monday evening Chair Rich MacVicar picked the winner, while committee member Tim Noonan looked on.

Smash-Up Derby featured at Scouts’ Kub Kar Rally

GUELPH - What’s better than kids racing their homemade cars (or “kars”) against each other? How about cars crashing into each other? Last car standing wins.

Smoke ‘n Sounds Festival set for June 9 to 11 sanctioned by Kansas City BBQ Society

DRAYTON - The third annual Drayton Kinsmen Smoke ‘n Sounds Festival has been set for June 9 to 11.

Human bowling, marshmallow roasting part of Family Day fun

Human bowling, marshmallow roasting part of Family Day fun

The Optimist Club of Puslinch offered a number of activities on Family Day in the area surrounding the Puslinch Community Centre in Aberfoyle.

Outdoor fun

Outdoor fun

It was a great day to be outdoors as the Optimist Club of Puslinch offered a number of activities on Family Day at the Puslinch Community Centre.

Food as a Tool for Change: Paul Finkelstein to lead 9th Fergus Celebrity Chef Dinner

FERGUS - Join the Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (WCSA) for its ninth Fergus Celebrity Chef Dinner on March 23, at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex.

Dance performance

Dance performance

Prior to competitions in Guelph, London and Hamilton the Stage Presence School of Dance presented an evening of various dance disciplines at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Feb. 18. Thirty five different dances were performed including ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatic numbers.

Guelph to host All-Canadian Theatre Festival during March Break

GUELPH - During March Break, Guelph Little Theatre (GLT) will be hosting the annual Western Ontario Drama League (WODL) Theatre Festival.

Music time

Music time

Children ages 6 to 10 have been attending a study class at the Elora Centre for the Arts to understand how sound and music are made. Elora’s Peter Skoggard holds a class once a month looking at how sound and music are made.

Jammin’

Jammin’

Once again the Fergus Legion Branch 275 club room was busy for the Feb. 4 Jam Session featuring music, singing, clapping and dancing to the live music.

Rolling Stones and students

Rolling Stones and students

A Rolling Stones Tribute rolled into the Fergus Grand Theatre on Feb. 17. A group of students from St. John’s Catholic School in Fergus joined the band on stage and sang a number of songs with them.

I Hate Hamlet coming to Guelph Little Theatre in April

GUELPH - I Hate Hamlet, written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Gerry Butts is coming to Guelph Little Theatre April 20 to 30.

It’s a carnival

It’s a carnival

The Rotary Club of Erin hosted a Family Fun Day on Feb. 20 at Centre 2000 that included free skating, carnival games, a free family movie and more.

Celebrating the Canadian flag

Celebrating the Canadian flag

Students and staff at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Fergus celebrated Flag Day with the Fergus Brass Band on Feb. 15. Attendees learned about the history of Canada’s flag and national anthem as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Experiencing the outdoors

Experiencing the outdoors

There was a great turnout this year for Rockwood’s Family Fun Day on Feb. 20. Participants could experience the various outdoor activities the Rockwood Conservation Area has to offer.

Family Day in Rockwood

Family Day in Rockwood

Aaliyah Swackhammer and her brother Kolton were out walking on the frozen lake at Rockwood’s Family Fun Day on Feb. 20.

Organizers cancel Fergus Wedding Show

FERGUS - The wedding is off ... or in this case, the Fergus Wedding Show.

Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit entertains fans

Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit entertains fans

Hockey time in Wellington County - The Hockey Hall of Fame travelling exhibit made a stop at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from Feb. 18 to 22.

Hockey Hall of Fame in Aboyne

Hockey Hall of Fame in Aboyne

Lots of folk were out to see the Hockey Hall of Fame travelling exhibit at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from Feb. 18 to 22.

Outdoor fun in Puslinch on Family Day

Outdoor fun in Puslinch on Family Day

The Optimist Club of Puslinch offered a number of activities on Family Day in the area surrounding the Puslinch Community Centre in Aberfoyle. Charlotte Duffield of Guelph had to reach high to pat Rocket, a seven-year-old Belgian horse and one half of the team offering wagon rides. Photo by Jaime Myslik

Lawren Harris stars as the Group Of Seven Film Festival wraps this Saturday in Erin

ERIN - The Group of Seven Film Festival & Wine Tasting, hosted by the Belfountain Heritage Society, concludes Feb. 25, with the screening of, "Where the Universe Sings - The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris".
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