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Celebrate Canada Day 150 throughout Highlands East with a Full Day of Events

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Jun 30, 2017

Celebrate Canada Day 150 throughout Highlands East with a full day of celebrations at each town within the Municipality! From the Opening Ceremonies in Cardiff at 8:45AM to the evening Fireworks Grand Finale in Gooderham, each town has something to offer. Go to each location to earn ballots for prizes by completing historical quizzes and get your Passport (pick it up at the beginning of the day in Cardiff) stamped and you can win the 150 Prize at the end of the day!

July 1st Celebrate Canada Day 150

Continue reading to check out the full schedule or download a copy to print at home!

Cardiff 8:45AM - 11:00AM

Cardiff Community Centre, 2747 Monck Road

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Piper
  • Town Crier
  • Welcome from Council
  • Fire Department Breakfast
  • Games & Activities
  • Displays

Highland Grove 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Highland Grove Community Centre, 5373 Loop Road

  • Felting, Spinning Wheel, Weaving Demonstrations (Plus felting activity for kids.)
  • Aboriginal firing of clay pots with Fire Department
  • Making Pinch Pots
  • Lot Cutting
  • Horseshoes
  • Displays & Refreshments

Harcourt 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Harcourt Ball Diamond, Harcourt Road

  • Baseball Competition: Furthest Hit (10 Pitches)

Wilberforce 12:00PM - 4PM

Lloyd Watson Centre, 2249 Loop Road

  • Raise the Flag with Legion & Colour Party
  • Singing of O Canada
  • Lunch (Sandwiches, Cupcakes & Drinks)
  • Wagon Rides in Wilberforce Fairgrounds
  • Display and Activities
  • Live Entertainment
  • Model Train Display
  • Games

Tory Hill 3:00PM - 5:00PM

18666 Highway 118

  • Display & Refreshments

Gooderham 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Gooderham Community Centre, 1043 Community Centre Road

  • Horseshoe Competition (3PM-6PM)
  • Irondale Display, Fossil Display
  • Face Painting
  • Children's Program
  • BBQ, Food & Refreshments
  • Live Entertainment
  • Closing Remarks
  • Grand Finale Fireworks

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Fun, Games and over 150 Prizes to be had at the Gigantic Penny Raffle in Wilberforce

Posted to Events on Jun 28, 2017

Over 150 Prizes to be raffled at the Keith Tallman Memorial Area in Wilberforce on Saturday, July 15, 2016. Browse the tables and purchase tickets from 1PM to 3PM and 5:30PM to 8PM.

Plus, enjoy kids' games and activities, snack bar, face painting, exhibit tables and create your own hat at the Mad Hatter table before showing off your creation during the Hat Parade at 7:30PM.

Draw begins at 8PM – you must be there to collect your prize!

Plus, enjoy an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser for the Curling Club served at the Lloyd Watson Memorial Centre in Wilberforce from 4:30PM to 7PM for just $10/adult and $5/child.

All proceeds of the Penny Raffle go towards recreation and fitness resources within our community!

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Dale Case and the Benttree Bluegrass Band Live in Gooderham on July 15th

Posted to Events on Jun 23, 2017

The Gooderham Bandstand Committee would like you to enjoy an afternoon of Dale Case and the Benttree Bluegrass Band live at the Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre Bandstand.

Gate opens at 2PM; Band plays from 3PM to 5PM; Rain or Shine.

BBQ Hotdogs, Hamburgers and Soft drinks will be sold.
$10.00 per person; 12 and under free with adult supervision. Please bring your own chairs.
For more information, please call:

  • Donna   705-457-6861
  • Clayton 705-447-2388
  • Wendi   705-447-0509

Proceeds support further town functions for the bandstand.

Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

Posted to Events on Apr 25, 2017

Highlands East Council and Staff would like to invite you to attend a Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on April 29th from 9AM to Noon at the Lloyd Watson Community Centre.

We would like to recognize and thank sincerely all of the volunteers in Highlands East for their contributions that make our Municipality a great place!

CBC's Still Standing Comes to Wilberforce

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Apr 19, 2017

CBC's Still Standing is a Comedy/Reality Series that focuses on small towns and their struggles to stay alive. The show will be visiting Wilberforce over Mother's Day Weekend (May 11th through 15th) to interview locals, learn about our past and discover how we are, "Still Standing".

Host Jonny Harris will be doing a live taping of the wrap-up Stand Up Comedy Show at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce on Monday, May 15th at 6:30PM. Admission is free and the doors open at 6:00PM. Ages 14+, this is a live taping with no intermissions.

Let's pack the hall and show Jonny why Wilberforce is Still Standing!

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Posted to Events, News & Notices on Mar 21, 2017

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