Category: event

50th Cobourg Highland Games – Highland Dancing

The Cobourg Highland Games committee really knows how to put on a fling as seen at its 50th year event. First, it was a return to Victoria Park – a natural for the meeting of the Massed Pipe and Drum Bands and the assembled Highland dancers. And the nearby Cobourg beach was perfect for the…

The 50th Cobourg Highland Games

The  Cobourg Highland Games have had a bad run of weather luck in the past few years; but not  the 50th year Games. The weather on Saturday June 15th was delightfully sunny, breezy yet not overbearingly hot. And this between a rainy Friday and a supersaturated Sunday morning. Ahh, the luck of the Scottish! And…

Lilac Festival in Warkworth

The Lilac Festival in Warkworth is caught in-between on Eastern Ontario’s Spring Festival Scene. A weekend before the Lilac Festival there is the Warkworth Art in the Park Show and the Cobourg Music Experience. During the Lilac Festival there is the  Colborne Apple Blossom Festival and  Doors Open Northumberland . And the  June 14-17th weekend  after…

Colborne Apple Blossom Festival

Spring does not officially arrive in Eastern Canada until Colborne’s Apple Blossom Tyme  Festival or the last frost has covered the countryside. With nighttime temperatures reaching into the 2-4°C range and winds dying down – it is expected that the Last Frost will  have the honors of officially ushering in Spring this year. However, the…

Blizzard III: 3rd Time is the Snow Charm

Our previous post on Blizzard II for February, described the frustration of a start and stop blizzard with plenty of wind gusts that nearly frustrated all attempts at photography as the wind kept blowing the snow off the tree branches and the overcast, dark cloudy skies reduced good photo-taking light to a minimum. Nonetheless, even glancing out…

Autumn Holiday Hues

Thanksgiving comes early in Canada, the first week of October some say  in order to catch the Fall Colors Garage decked out in in Fall Finery This year the colors in the Autumn palette are spectacular. Again, its hard to fathom why this year the hues are so rich. But the Maples are showing a rich variety of…

TSN Sports Centre in Trenton ON

Ye editor was both intrigued and a bit leeryof the TSN Sports Centre 10-10 Kraft Celebration Tour that came to Trenton ON for the last stop on its 10 day tour of  Canada. Intrigued because on can see on the Sportscast not only the enthusiasm of the crowds, the many special Tour events unique to each…

War of 1812 Reenactment: Lang Pioneer Village

In our previous post on things todo at Summers End, Lang Pioneer Village promised a War of 1812 Reenactment. The Village turns out to be a perfect place for a great historical show and reenactment. The Village provides the historical context with some of the dwellings like Fife Cabin stretching back to just after the War which…

Summers End Fun in Southern Ontario

Alas, Summer is coming to an end in Canada and Southern Ontario. For things to do for the next few days and weekends here are some nifty suggestions: August 18th, 19th 2012 Lang Pioneer Village east of Peterborough Be assured the Reenactment occurs on both Saturday and Sunday with weather at the Keene  ON site…

Caribana Festival 2012

Here is a little of the voodoo magic which was seen at the Caribana Festival Parade in Toronto this past weekend. [wowslider id=”1″] Once again the colors and craft were very fine. We examine some of the best of the floats.Did they inspire the Caribbean Olympic athletes and gold medalists from Jamaica, the Dominican Republic,…

3 Canada Days : Hastings Ontario

Hastings is just 10 clicks up the road from Warkworth, Ontario – our first Canada Day town. Its at the eastern end of Rice Lake and  on the Trent river; thus Hastings is fishing country. It is also camping and vacation country with its fill of  cottages dotting all around the lake and river. But…

Images From Cobourg Highland Games 2012

It was a splendid Saturday as Cobourg Ontario saw high white clouds sailing past in the the otherwise sunhine and blue that marked the Highland games. A bit of Scottish good fortune as Cobourg  dodged the rainstorms to the South and Northeast. But in 2008  there was a general  washout so bona Fortuna smiled Gaellically this day. And…