Today's date: Friday January 19, 2018
   
column width padding column width padding
The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
39,925 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Wellington Weddings 2018
Business Leader Banner
column width padding column width padding

Wingfield’s Progress comes to Acton fundraising gala

ACTON - Canada’s own Walt Wingfield, played by Rod Beattie, is coming to the neighbourhood on Feb. 17 in a gala fundraiser for the Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC).

Wingfield’s Progress will take place at the Acton Town Hall Centre.

Before the 8pm show start, two neighbouring churches, Knox Presbyterian and St. Alban’s Anglican, will offer hearty country suppers at 6pm.  The gala is a fundraiser for the CRC as it prepares for an Ontario Municipal Board hearing about the proposed quarry southeast of Rockwood.

Walt’s adventures in Wingfield’s Progress will have the audience rolling in the aisles with laughter, laughter about the world we live in where the city dreamers meet the weathered farmers and the two groups find ways to come together to meet community challenges, organizers state.

Since 1984 the character of Walt Wingfield, businessman turned farmer, has been regaling audiences, both rural and urban, across Canada and the United States, in the series of seven plays by Dan Needles with more than 4,500 shows logged to date.  Renowned Canadian actor Rod Beattie brings a delightful and memorable assortment of characters to life in these virtuoso one-man shows, organizers say.

In Wingfield’s Progress the spectre of urban development looms on the Seventh Concession, and Walt sounds the alarm. Can he mobilize the neighbourhood to save the rustic splendour of Larkspur? Does Larkspur want to be saved?

The Wingfield Gala will be a full evening of enjoyment with a country atmosphere, organizers say.

Homemade pies will be served at intermission, and wine and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets are $120 per person or $220 for two people. They must be purchased in advance at crcrockwood.org/wingfield/ or by contacting Linda Sword at 519-853-1896 or lsword@crcrockwood.org.

The CRC is raising funds to bring its case as a party objecting the proposed James Dick Construction Limited quarry southeast of Rockwood to the Ontario Municipal Board.  Other parties involved  are the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Wellington County, Halton Region and the Town of Halton Hills.  The CRC has engaged the services of legal counsel and five experts to give testimony at the hearing.

January 12, 2018

 
 

Tell Us What You Think

Login to submit a comment

Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser. Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive, unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. You must register or log in in order to post a comment. For more information, read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines.

       

ReliableFord

Spacer

Wellington North Guide 2017-2018

Related Stories

  • Neil Simons The Dinner Party coming in February
  • Local authors research highlights family heritage in village of Limehouse
  • Lion in Winter will run this fall at area theatre
  • Acton fall fair a winner this year
  • Closing a chapter in towns history
  • New theatre troupe aimed at area youth
  • Chong was an easy winner with big percentage of popular vote
  • Acton Town Hall Centre offers Remembrance Day commemoration
  • Author shares family history through books
  • Dancing to support Lyme Disease
  • Halton Hills fundraises for refugees
  • Peter Appleyard’s A-Team in Acton
  • Pulitzer-winning drama takes the stage
  • Stompin’ Tom Connors’ son tours Ontario
  • Wes Mason featured performer at local artist benefit concert
  • Wingfield’s Progress comes to Acton fundraising gala
  • column width padding column width padding column width padding

    The Wellington Advertiser

    News

    Opinion

    Community

    Deaths

    Digital Publications

    Classifieds


    Twitter Logo

    Free Press News Network Logo