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Light the Night in Cardiff on Saturday, December 1st

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 17, 2018

Join in on the Holiday cheer on Saturday, December 1st at the Dragon Fly in Cardiff at 6:30PM for hot chocolate, hot apple cider, a bon fire and a visit from Santa! Tree will be lit at 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome.

Santa comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 9th

Posted to Events on Nov 13, 2018

Santa Claus comes to Wilberforce on Sunday, December 9th with a Parade at 12:30PM and everyone is invited to head into the Lloyd Watson Centre afterwards for lots of fun! Children 10 and under register at the door to receive a gift, photo with Santa and more! Sponsored by the Ward 4 Volunteer Fire Dept. and your local Santa Fund Committee.

Santa Rides into town in Wilberforce

Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade. Call Joan Barton at 448-3074 to participate. To contribute to the Santa Fund please contact Roberta Walsh at 705-448-2185.

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Evening Christmas Carol Service at the Essonville Historic Church

Posted to Events on Nov 13, 2018
Candlelight Service at Christmas

The Essonville Historic Church Christmas Service will take place this year on Sunday, December 16th, starting at 7:00PM at the Essonville Historic Church, 1284 Essonville Line.  Come out and celebrate the holidays with in this lantern-illuminated historic setting with special music including instrumental, solo, duet, together with congregational carol singing.

This Remembrance Day commemorate the end of WWI one-hundred years later with the Bells of Peace in Cardiff & Highland Grove

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Nov 3, 2018

Join members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 566 Cardiff as well as residents of Cardiff and Highland Grove to commemorate the end of World War I one-hundred years ago on November 11, 1918.

Assemble at 4:30PM at the Roman Catholic Churches in Cardiff and Highland Grove where bells will toll 100 times beginning at sunset (4:45PM).

On November 11, 1918 the ringing of church bells erupted across the country as an outpouring of relief that the War to End All Wars was finally over. One hundred years later bells will once again toll across Canada in honour of our veterans who served in WWI. 

For further information contact Cam McKenzie at 613 339-2704

Join us for a Community Screening of Still Standing's Wilberforce Episode on October 30th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Oct 29, 2018
Still Standing Poster

Save The Date!

Join the Community for a special town screening of the Wilberforce Still Standing Episode on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 7:00PM at the Lloyd Watson Centre, 2249 Loop Road, Wilberforce.

View a sneak peek here:

There's something for everyone at the Wilberforce Agricultural Fair!

Posted to Events on Aug 10, 2018

Gates open at 6PM on Friday, August 10th and at 9AM on Saturday, August 11th. Admission on Friday night is FREE. Adult admission on Saturday is $7 for adults and children under 16 get in for FREE. For a complete schedule and more details visit or visit the Facebook page.

Join us for an authentic country fair. Friday night events include children’s dog show, Lions Club food booth and pony pull. Saturday morning we kick off with a tractor parade at 10AM into the Fair grounds. Come with an appetite as the Lions Club will have their breakfast food booth open. The days events include horse drawn wagon rides, sheep shearing, pedal tractor pull, Gord Kidd and Friends on stage, pony rides, horse draw, petting zoo, frog show, nail driving competition, penny raffle, bouncy castles, and much more.

Admission Friday night is FREE compliments of our sponsors Wilberforce Guardian Pharmacy and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624. 

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

Posted to Events on Jul 15, 2018

Over 150 Prizes to be raffled at the Keith Tallman Memorial Area in Wilberforce on Saturday, July 21, 2018. 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.

NEW Early Bird Tables raffle starts at 7PM and have fun with out Canadiana Theme: Dress in your best Red/Green.

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

Plus, enjoy a Spaghetti Dinner 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 Community Development! Prize donations and volunteers are always welcome! Contact Kathy Rogers at 705-448-1285 or skrogers1995 [at] gmail [dot] com

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Get your Questions Answered at the Highlands East Visitor Information Centre mid-May through Thanksgiving

Posted to Activities, Administrative, Events, News & Notices, Services on Sep 6, 2017

The Highland East Vistor Information Centre is located at 2786 Essonville Line in Wilberforce (at the Curling Club) and is open daily, mid-May through Thanksgiving from 10:00AM through 4:00PM (closed Tuesdays) and offers mineral permission to collect forms and directions, geocaching information and GPS rentals, trails, events and other general area information.

Contact the Info Centre at 705-448-2981 Ext. 432 or email jvanier [at] highlandseast [dot] ca.


During the off-season please call Joanne Vanier, Community Economic Development & Committee Coordinator at 705-448-2981 Ext. 433 or Tracy Millar, Receptionist at 705-448-2981 Ext. 421 or by email at info [at] highlandseast [dot] ca

Get the word out, add your community event to our calendar!

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

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