Category: event

Scene at the Long Lunch

PicsofCanada promised you lots of things to see and do at the Warkworth Long Lunch and so here are the photo returns. First, the East Market opened up early Sunday morning  and there were lots of wares, produce, and goodies to be found in the Red Barn on East Street. The weather was still a…

Long Lunch Photo Contest and Library Lectures

Sample Long Lunch Event Photos from 2008 Imagine a photo contest for youngsters 10 to 20 which has a tutorial on the same day for how to take and later edit your photos for that photo contest. That is the first of the two Long Lunch Photo Contests being sponsored by the Warkworth Library and…

Long Lunch in Warkworth

Warkworth has a LongLunch on a big, long red+white gingham cloth draped table stretching  down Main Street on Sunday August 21st starting at 11:30AM and going to 3:00PM and you are invited. This is no small shindig – but a hub of activities all day long. Come for the hospitality and fine service as seen…

Country Crafts: Game Boxes

The Warkworth Canada Day celebrations had a wonderful set of games for the amusement of the many kids  that came to the Day’s  festivities. They were  simple hoop and ring games: They are actually fun to play and kids join in, especially when adults try their skills at the same time. But what caught yeEditors eye was…

Canada Day at Mill Creek

Canada Day has some consistent constants like fun, food, games and entertainment for the whole family. And Canada Day is different too as the local geology, flora and fauna. If you are at Mill Creek  on Canada Day you are also not far from the Woods that surround the town in this Esker sand mound…

Canada Day Fireworks: Hastings ON

One of the downfallls of living in the countryside is the lack of a great fireworks on Canada Day. Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver even Calgary [at the Reservoir], all have great waterside venues for their fireworks displays. Yeah the small town fireworks are big on nearby bang but lack the spectacular size and flare of the…

Apple Blossom Festival: One Disappointment

Spelling Bee Winner Emilie and Her Proud Parents Readers who have been following PicsofCanada’s coverage of Colborne’s Apple Blossom Tyme festival, have found ye Editor to be a fairly enthusiastic festival goer. But there was a major disappointment – the Spelling Bee – or rather the turnout for the Spelling Bee. As readers can see…

Apple Blossom Festival: Place For Kids Fun

The Apple Blossom Festival in Colborne ON has a surplus of events and good fun – and Moms and Dads benefit from the extra fun available to kids of all ages on all three days of the festival. There is the Classy Car Exhibit and Gazebo Performers Show in the park while the  Midway Rides, despite the…

Apple Blossom Festival: Skills and Tools on Display

Idled Plants dot even rural cities In the Ontario countryside one can see the same  phenomena as in the big cities, leftover and abandoned plants as Canada gets absorbed in the Race to the Bottom in manufacturing and service jobs+ salaries in North America. One of the problems beyond economic livelihood of outsourcing jobs is…

Apple Festival: Holcim Impresses

The Apple Blossom Tyme Festival has had some unusual exhibitors over the years. So when I saw that Holcim, the local quarry operator, was going to be offering free rides to the quarry for a tour – I thought, “uhoh, these guys are going to be dissappointed”. Not so because of a very good presentation…

Apple Blossom Tyme Festival

For over 20 years Colborne Ontario takes advantage of its location next to Lake Ontario in prime Apple country and presents the Apple Blossom Tyme Festival at the start of Summer. Okay, May 27th-29th is not the official start of Summer, but a week after Victoria Day it is still the practical start in Eastern…

Warkworth Lilac Festival

Looking for a country outing this Victoria Day weekend? Consider the Warkworth Lilac Festival – three days of events in Northumberland county with lots to do. The Lilac Festival starts with a Friday evening of Sizzling Jazz featuring Chelsea Bennet and Beverly Taft – $20 at 7:45PM. Saturday follows with the Lilac Classic Car Show…