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Fun for a cause at Waterstock in Erin

Fun for a cause at Waterstock in Erin

An estimated 3,500 people attended Waterstock at the Erin fairgrounds on June 11. Organized by the Wellington Water Watchers (WWW) and Riverfest Elora, the festival aimed to raise awareness about water protection and sustainability and to urge Premier Kathleen Wynne to oppose commercial control of water resources. Photos by Danielle Gabrielson

Centre stage

Centre stage

The New Horizons Band of Guelph took centre stage June 2 at the Victoria Park Seniors Centre in Fergus to celebrate Seniors’ Month.

Remembering Peter Appleyard with his A-Team in Eden Mills

EDEN MILLS - Eden Mills is proud and moved to present Remembering Peter Appleyard, an afternoon with members of his jazz A-Team - John Sherwood on piano, Dave Young on bass and Terry Clarke on drums.

Rockwood library art exhibit celebrates older adults for Seniors’ Month

Rockwood library art exhibit celebrates older adults for Seniors’ Month

ROCKWOOD - The Rockwood library is the site of the Guelph-Eramosa Homegrown Art Show.

Historical essay contest winners announced

Historical essay contest winners announced

ABOYNE - The Wellington County Historical Society’s annual Jean Hutchinson essay contest for 2017 featured the theme “Canada’s 150th - What it Means to Me.”

Beat the heat

Beat the heat

Dancers from the Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance competed at the Georgetown Highland Games on June 10. D

Insights returns to Wellington County museum

ABOYNE - The Insights art exhibit returns to Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) this summer.

Petition signing

Petition signing

Signing - Eden Heslett and Raina Nafziger sign the petition against Nestlé Waters for Kathleen Wynne at Waterstock in Erin on June 11.

Food vendor

Food vendor

Resa Lent, Chris Jess and Sharon Carr from the Desert Rose Cafe in Elora at Waterstock in Erin on June 11.

Vintage vehicles

Vintage vehicles

The Historical Automobile Society of Canada held its 40th Central Region Flea Market automobile show at the sportsplex in Fergus on June 10. Among those showing their vintage vehicles were ABOVE: Brian Ward of Fergus with his ‘66 Chevrolet pickup and BELOW: Earl Randall of Holstein who brought a ‘64 Studebaker.

Hats everywhere

Hats everywhere

A new exhibit celebrating hats opened at the Wellington County Museum and Archives in Aboyne. Don McKay has loaned his collection of over 50 hats for the display.

Paddle exhibit

Paddle exhibit

A new exhibit has opened at the Elora Centre for the Arts. There are 40 paddles in the Harris Room at the centre and most are for sale.

Arts showcased at Doors Open Erin

Arts showcased at Doors Open Erin

Doors Open Erin - LEFT: The Century Church Theatre was among the stops on the Doors Open Erin tour on June 10. Volunteer Jo Phenix, right, showed Francine Heh of Toronto a “secret door” on the set of a recent production; RIGHT: Colleen Darrell, left, of Erin and Beth Campbell of Hillsburgh displayed their art at Everdale farm, one of numerous locations on the self-guided tour.

Erin Ribfest

Erin Ribfest

It was a smokin’ good time at Erin Ribfest at McMillan Park on June 10. In addition to great food, the event featured music, vendors and children’s activities.

Two new museum exhibits explore the Grand River

ABOYNE - Two exhibits explore the power of the Grand River this summer. The Grand River: Where the Smooth Waters Glide and the Shand Dam: The Taming of the Grand will take visitors on a journey of discovery, narrating about the changing relationship with this important Canadian Heritage River.

Clifford set to host annual truck show June 30 and July 1

Clifford set to host annual truck show June 30 and July 1

CLIFFORD - Kenworth will be the featured truck at the Clifford Antique and Classic Truck Show hosted by the Great Lakes Truck Club on June 30 and July 1 at the Rotary Pavilion Park in Clifford.

150 years plus featured at this year’s Doors Open

CENTRE WELLINGTON - This year's Doors Open offers much more than just a self-guided tour – it will be a grand celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day

June 10 was Pioneer Day in Rockwood. The event featured demonstrations, games, food booths and a rubber duck race. The Wellington County Library was among the organizations setting up a display.

Barn photographs featured at historical society gathering

Barn photographs featured at historical society gathering

ABOYNE - Members of the Wellington County Historical Society held their 89th annual general meeting at the Wellington County Museum and Archives on June 5.

Canada’s war horses topic at Mapleton Historical Society AGM

Canada’s war horses topic at Mapleton Historical Society AGM

DRAYTON - The 2017 annual meeting of the Mapleton Historical Society featured Dr. Lisa Cox, who spoke on “Canada’s War Horses and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps from 1914 to 1918.”

Balloon art

Balloon art

Jacob Ladd of Drayton patiently waits for Bubbles the Clown’s balloon creation at the Drayton Kinettes Touch a Truck event on May 27 at the Drayton Fairgrounds.

Toy selection

Toy selection

Shared stories

Shared stories

Six authors from Ontario and British Columbia held a book launch in May at the Wellington County Museum and Archives for their anthology titled, Good Grief People.
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