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Celebrate Canada Day in Highlands East

Posted to Events on May 1, 2019

Celebrate Canada Day by exploring the communities of Highlands East. Enjoy music, food, games, historical displays and so much more. Get your passport stamped at each location to receive a ballot for $100 in gift certificates to be drawn before the fireworks in Gooderham.

At 9:00AM start the day with breakfast at the Cardiff Legion ($5) and check out a display of local history at the Cardiff Country Store. Open house at the Fire Hall

10:00AM at the Highland Grove Community Centre, children can join a scavenger hunt, paint a stone and make a bird feeder. Displays of pine needle baskets, painted paddles, and taxidermy animals and music lessons. Refreshments served. The fire department will be present with equipment.

At 12:00PM join in singing O Canada with the raising of the flag ceremony at the Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost. There will be live entertainment followed by free sandwiches and cake, open house at the Fire Hall and horse drawn wagon rides.

Go to the curling club at 1:00PM for a variety of big games and Rocks & Rings.

Come to Tory Hill at 3:00PM for first hand history with storytelling by colourful local residents.

At 4:00PM finish the day in Gooderham with live entertainment, cake and refreshments, BBQ, face painting, fossil display, children’s program, Irondale display, open house at the Fire Hall and grand finale fireworks!

Celebrate Earth Day and Clean Up Highlands East

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Apr 12, 2019

Saturday, April 27th is Earth Day and from 10:00AM to 2:00PM the Gooderham Community Action Group will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration and Town Clean Up in Gooderham. Collect garbage from 10 to Noon, then come to the Robert McCausland Community Centre where hot chocolate and hot dogs will be served. Bring your children where they can check out fur traps and fur displays, save the turtles information, fossil displays, recycling and compost information and other items related to Earth Day.

Residents throughout Highlands East are encouraged to collect garbage in their communities. Garbage bags and gloves can be picked up at the Wilberforce, Cardiff and Gooderham municipal offices. Garbage can be dropped off before 1:30PM on Saturday at the following locations:

  • Behind the Wilberforce Fire Hall
  • Beside the Cardiff Fire Hall
  • Behind the Highland Grove Community Centre
  • Under the pavilion at the Robert McCausland Community Centre in Gooderham

After 1:30PM, please take garbage to one of the municipal landfill sites.

Fill up on all-you-can-eat Pancakes and Sausages at the Maple Syrup Festival in Wilberforce on Saturday, April 20th

Posted to Events on Apr 1, 2019

The Maple Syrup Festival held at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce will be serving up all you can eat pancakes and sausages with locally made pure Maple Syrup on Saturday, April 20th, Easter Weekend, from 9AM to 2PM. Enjoy the flea market and craft tables as well as a colouring contest and crafts as well as a Turtle Talk with Kelly Wallace at the Wilberforce Library at 11AM where young and old can learn about conservation and how to save at-risk turles.

$3 for children 10 and under.
$6 for adults.

Plus, a Baked Beans Contest! Submit your best Baked Beans and let the votes decide! Contact Nataly for details at 705-448-1690.

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

Posted to Events on Apr 1, 2019

Gates open at 6PM on Friday, August 9th and at 9AM on Saturday, August 10th. Admission on Friday night is FREE compliments of our sponsors Wilberforce Guardian Pharmacy and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 624. Adult admission on Saturday is $7 for adults and children under 16 get in for FREE. For a complete schedule and more details visit WilberforceFair.com 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.

Enjoy a Rockin' 50s & 60s Ice Show on Saturday, March 23rd

Posted to Events on Mar 6, 2019

The Highlands East Figure Skating Club presents a Rockin' 50s & 60s Ice Show at the Keith Tallman Memorial Arena on Saturday, March 23rd at 6:30PM. Admission by donation. Come out for a good time with great skating and tunes!

Come see the future of Herlihey Park at the Final Master Plan Presentation on March 26th

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Mar 4, 2019

Everyone is invited to attend the Herlihey Park Final Master Plan Presentation taking place at the Lloyd Watson Centre in Wilberforce on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:00PM.

Sleeping in Cars for Homelessness Awareness

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Feb 21, 2019
Image Credit: The Highlander

Places for People is raising awareness about homelessness in our communities by asking the public to spend the night in their car. The event is taking place in the parking lot of the Lloyd Watson Community Centre in Wilberforce from dusk to dawn. 

7PM to 9PM: Campfire gathering of cars, sleepers and supporters.

7AM Saturday: Reflection Circle

For pledge sheets or to donate visit www.placesforpeople.ca, email your questions to info [at] placesforpeople [dot] ca and read an article about the event here: http://thehighlander.ca/places-for-people-wants-public-to-try-sleeping-in-cars 

(Image Credit: The Highlander)

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

Posted to Events, News & Notices on Oct 29, 2018
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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: http://www.cbc.ca/stillstanding/episodes/season-4/season-4-sneak-peek-wilberforce-ont

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

Posted to Events on Jul 15, 2018
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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