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Local Food Fest on this weekend

GUELPH - On June 25, everyone is invited to celebrate local food in Guelph and Wellington County on the grounds of Ignatius Jesuit Centre from 11am to 4pm at Local Food Fest.

Last day of school

Last day of school

Pranksters at Erin District High School changed the name to Erin “Strict” High School and mounted a Pan Am horse usually on display in McMillan Park on the school roof. Principal Stephen Gayfer apologized to the Town of Erin on twitter saying, “Class of 2017 has some explaining to do... the horse will be returned.”

July long weekend in Arthur

There is lots to do next weekend as Arthur celebrates Canada Day. Arthur’s annual 3-Pitch tournament begins on June 30 and runs until July 2 at the Arthur fair grounds.

‘Old-time milk run” coming to Arthur June 29

ARTHUR - On June 29, Gerald and Mary Townsend will be doing an “Old-time Milk Run” through the village of Arthur. The Arthur and District Chamber of Commerce will be assisting with the distribution of chocolate milk for the children.

Vimy Oaks ceremony

ARTHUR - The Arthur Legion will be planting a Vimy Oak Tree at 1pm on Canada Day at the Arthur Cenotaph. The tree is a little piece of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which decimated the landscape.

Five years for Get in Touch for Hutch

Five years for Get in Touch for Hutch

ARTHUR - The mental health advocacy group, Get in Touch for Hutch is in its fifth year.

Lots of bears

Lots of bears

Teddy bears were abound at the annual Teddy Bear Caper on June 17 on St. Andrew Street in Fergus. Dozens of children showed off their favourite Teddy, participated in games and other activities. Bears Cheerleading team members clutch their Teddies.

Celebrate Canada in Wellington North

Celebrate Canada in Wellington North

WELLINGTON NORTH - Those driving through Arthur this year will notice the village take on its role as the most patriotic in Canada.

Glimpse into the future

Glimpse into the future

Doors Open Fergus Elora on June 17not only celebrated the past, but the future as residents had a chance view the Pearle Hospitality renovations of the Elora Mill.

Doors Open Fergus Elora draws in the crowds

Doors Open Fergus Elora draws in the crowds

CENTRE WELLINGTON - On June 17, Centre Wellington hosted its 10th annual Doors Open event as part of a province wide celebration of community heritage.

Belwood celebrates Canada 150 with patriotic party

Belwood celebrates Canada 150 with patriotic party

Centre Wellington residents were out and about for the Belwood community and Belwood Lions Club celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Lailah Arnold of Cambridge and Faye Chamberlain of Belwood sport their Canada attire.

Patriotism in Belwood

Patriotism in Belwood

Miss Canada 1867 (aka Deb Dalziel) brings her own vibe to the June 17 parade in Belwood.

Pioneer spirit

Pioneer spirit

Youngsters get into the pioneer spirit at the June 17 Canada 150 parade in Belwood.

On route

On route

Centre Wellington residents were out and about for the Belwood community and Belwood Lions Club celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Homecoming kicks off on Canada Day

Homecoming kicks off on Canada Day

CLIFFORD - Peter Buhrow and his historical team have researched papers, scrapbooks and thousands of photos to compile 150 Years of Memories for the 150th Community Anniversary and 2017 Clifford Homecoming.

Splash Bash, fireworks part of Minto Canada Day

MINTO - There’s plenty to do in town on Canada Day.

Celebrating Canada in every corner of Erin

ERIN - The Erin 150 committee is reaching out to all four corners of the town to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.

July 1 in Centre Wellington

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Call it Dominion Day or Canada Day, July 1 will be a day to celebrate this country’s 150th birthday.

Puslinch events honour history

ABERFOYLE - Puslinch Township is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with local traditions and more.

Touch a truck

Touch a truck

Minto Fire hosted its fifth annual Touch A Truck event on June 17 at the Harriston-Minto Community Centre grounds. Organizers estimate the event drew more than 2,000 people and raised over $8,000 before a rainstorm dampened the festivities.

New book for Belwood author

New book for Belwood author

BELWOOD - A Belwood author recently published a new picture book. Marilyn Helmer has over 30 books published and her most recent is Sarah’s Wings, a picture book about a young girl who loves butterflies and finds the courage to overcome her fears.

Office Hours makes workplace a fun place

Office Hours makes workplace a fun place

DRAYTON - Like most Norm Foster plays, Office Hours mines comedic moments from the depths of its characters’ personalities. That’s trickier than usual in this amusing romp, which slowly links characters in ostensibly unrelated scenes set in six different offices into one final funny showdown in a psychiatrist’s office.

Theatre supporters

Theatre supporters

The 2016-17 season for the Fergus Grand Theatre is coming to an end and officials are preparing the theatre for renovations this summer. Theatre co-ordinator Eric Goudie held a volunteer appreciation night at the theatre on June 7 and thanked more than 40 volunteers for their work during the year.

Patriotic spirit in Belwood for Canada 150

Patriotic spirit in Belwood for Canada 150

Belwood residents put on their patriotic gear to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with a parade, street party and car show on June 17. Across Wellington County and across the nations communities are gearing up to celebrate 150 years of Confederation. Photo by Mike Robinson

Sounds of Support festival in Rockwood benefits local Syrian refugee family

Sounds of Support festival in Rockwood benefits local Syrian refugee family

ROCKWOOD - Lloyd Dyer Park came alive with the “Sounds of Support” for a Syrian family now living in Guelph.

Singing duo

Singing duo

The Drayton United Church celebrated its 125th anniversary June 9 to 11 with a games night, talent show and special church service.

Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine

Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine

Raechel Weed of Harriston helped friends Brad and Nancy Crozier of Palmerston display their 1999 Plymouth Prowler at the 21st Annual Mapleton Custom Rodders Show and Shine on June 16 at the Moorefield Ball Park. Over 200 vehicles were on display at the event. Proceeds from the show go to the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation.
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