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With a Little Help From My Friends in Elgin concert

October 21, 2017

I attended a live concert at the Elgin United Church, dedicated to the Fab 4.  A 2-hour music-filled presentation was attended by over 200 audience members. Local performers included Margaret Ross, Rasa Krokys, Alex Price, Morgan Wright and Graham Lowe. “Soul Purpose” performed as well.  Soprano Michelle Knapp, Alto Karen Earl, Tenor Charalee Smith and … Read more

Pumpkin Inferno – 7,000 pumpkins!

October 12, 2017

7,000 hand-carved pumpkins on display in Upper Canada Village.

RoadTrip – Morton, Ontario Barbecue

August 20, 2017

Here we go again! I visited another summer community event in Morton, Ontario. Originally called “Whitefish Falls”, the land with the waterpower rights to the falls were purchased by John George Morton in 1853. He planned the model village of Morton which he registered in 1857. By 1861, exploiting the power of the falls, Morton … Read more

Road Trip – Leeds County Plowing Match

August 19, 2017

In my ongoing series, I visited the Leeds County Plowing Match today on Charland Rd. in Elgin.  Now that is hard work! Take a look at this monster-size equipment! A heartfelt “thank-you” to all of our farmers for their hard work in providing for us!

Road Trip – Westport Open Air Music Festival

August 19, 2017

This is the next in a series of events local to me in Portland, Ontario.  This open air music festival is held every year in Westport, Ontario. Mother Nature cooperated very nicely . . . thank-you.

RoadTrip – Jones Falls, Ontario

August 6, 2017

This is another road trip in my series on Eastern Ontario’s towns and community events. The War of 1812 – 1814 was just over. And while peace again settled on the region, there was still an underlying tension between nations. Colonel John By was the British engineer charged with building a canal that would bypass … Read more

Elgin Days – Elgin, Ontario

July 8, 2017

Here is another post in my series about Eastern Ontario towns and community events. This time, I’m in Elgin at Elgin Days. Elgin is situated just off Highway 15 and offers many services. The main street features a post office, pharmacy, video store, grocery store, bank, florist shop, electronics store, hardware store, antique store, restaurant, … Read more

Thousand Islands Cruise – Rockport, Ontario

July 2, 2017

Another post in my series about Eastern Ontario towns and events.  It is a known fact that one rarely acts like a tourist in their own locale.  I’m trying to change that by visiting towns and community events in Eastern Ontario. We visited Rockport, on a glorious summer day.  Rockport is in the Thousand Islands … Read more

Happy Canada Day 150 – Ottawa, Ontario

July 1, 2017

I visited Ottawa for Canada Day celebrations with Sylvia, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.  Spent a couple nights in a local hotel to be closer to the festivities. What a fiasco!  Security was in place like at airports, but the lineups were atrocious!  No toilets . . . no buskers . . . no large screens … Read more