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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…

3 Canada Days: Campbellford Ontario

Snaking down the Trent  from Hastings, our second Canada Day town, one comes to our 3rd Canada Day stop, the cultural center of East Central Ontario, Campbellford Ontario.  Campbellford’s Westben Theater has an impressive schedule of world class  musical and theater productions starting in May and extending through to August. And the Aron Theater Co-operative has a great…

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…

3 Canada Days: Warkworth Ontario

Fun in Canada

Canada Day is celebrated in communities across Canada in engaging ways from  Toronto’s dance fest through BC’s Bands and Motocross to  Newfoundland’s Face Painters and Fiddlers.  In my neck of the woods, East Central Ontario, the celebration of Canada Day is  Family Funtime. To wit, here  is the first of 3 look-and-see-at-what-is-happening-on-Canada-Day in the area. Ontario…

Lilac Festival Treasure: Millenium Trail

No matter the bad weather and mixed fare at the Warkworth Lilac Festival of 2012, the town and county have a great treasure in the Millenium Trail. And its not just the many  Lilac  gardens and plantings. The trail itself has been upgraded with gravel fillings near its end where the winter thaw can sometime…

Surfs Up in Cobourg

Canada in Pictures

Despite, or maybe because of, the crisp, chilly and downright cool Spring day the surf was up in Cobourg. And when the surf is up – surfers are in town like snap quick. Or at least landlocked Ontario surfers. A Freedom 55-er from Oshawa wasn’t waiting for his buddy. And despite the mix of rain,…

April Fools Spring Weather

Its Canajun, Eh! – an April Fools Joke for Spring Weather. This Sunday morning in Eastern Ontario was chill but not as cool as the two previous mornings. But like a raven’s caw, OldMan Winter took one more swipe at the countryside. P1100749a1hillsidea1hillside2a1logsa1logs2a1logs4a1maplehillsa1tree1a1blura1curve The real dig by OldMan was that the previous two weeks had…

WW Maple Syrup Festival Photo Contest 2012

Cold , windy and chilly on the first day, the Spring flood of  warm weather on Sunday  certainly brought out the photo takers for the Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival Photo Contest sponsored by the Library. There were over 200 photos submitted among 14 photographers. This number includes 2 of last year’s top ten photographers, Ray…

Snow White Lane

There is a walk through the forest  that provides delights in every season – but especially in the Winter. The Forest occupies the hillside and it is crisscrossed with old abandoned roads, wicker fences, deer and animal trails – go here to earn your tracking merit badge skills. And there is an access road named…

Spirits on Christmas Parade

The Santa Claus Parade last night in Warkworth  was big, impressive, and most importantly: not bone chilling cold as in previous years. The parade starts like many things in town near the rink, proceeds down Main Street, goes all the way to the Long Term Care Facility then turns back down into town on Waters…