FERGUS - On April 15 the Easter Bunny will be in downtown Fergus for the annual Hippity Hop event.
CLIFFORD - For over 30 months, members of the 150th Community Anniversary and 2017 Clifford Homecoming committee have met on the second Saturday of the month to discuss preparations for Canada’s 150th birthday and Clifford’s homecoming.
GUELPH - Back by popular demand, the Upper Grand District School Board will be hosting Digital Saturday in Fergus this month. On March 25 from 9 to 11:30am, parents and guardians are invited to the board’s technology open house at JD Hogarth Public School.
HILLSBURGH - March’s Water Blessing was held at the Hillsburgh Pond, on the Elora/Cataract Trail, near Hillsburgh.
The Erin Air Cadets had three individuals compete in the Squadron Effective Speaking Competition this year on Feb. 22.
Country hits - Patsy Cline and the Queens of Country performed to a sold out crowd on March 18 at the Fergus Grand Theatre. Stars Heather Christine and Loralee McGuirl sang popular hits from Dolly Parton and other female county music stars.
GUELPH - “Blues goddess” Rita Chiarelli will perform a free Oh Canada Concert on March 24 at Guelph Civic Museum as part of the Fourth Friday concert series.
FERGUS - Centre Wellington festival officials, artists, merchants, tourism officials and more are coming together to offer Festival Faire, a new one-day celebration of Centre Wellington.
Juggler/comedian Craig Douglas entertained a crowd of about 50 youngsters and parents at the Palmerston branch of the Wellington County Library on March 15. The free event was part of the library’s county-wide program of March Break events.
The Fergus Legion presented award winners from the district youth education competition with certificates on March 15.
ELORA - Elora resident Michelle Duvall is featured in a national magazine. Duvall’s photo essay depicting the Fergus dog park was published in the March 2017 issue of More of Our Canada magazine, a Reader’s Digest publication - and one of her photos was chosen for the cover.
BRUCEDALE - The Pirate Festival is set to take place at the Royal Distributing Athletic and Performance Centre on Aug. 5 from 11am to midnight and Aug. 6 and 7 from 11am to 8pm.
ELORA - Often there’s one place in the world that profoundly resonates with someone but feels unattainable. For Jason Dekorte, of Fergus, that place was Peru.
The Aboyne library was officially reopened on March 17 after being closed for renovations since September. County councillors, library staff, guests and children helped cut the ribbon for the grand reopening. Maggie Kingdon found a book to read shortly after the doors opened. Photo by Olivia Rutt
A Drayton Kinette Club fundraiser in honour of Moorefield resident Jakob Klaassen raised over $1,200 for Kidney Cancer Canada. Over 190 people filled the Maryborough Community Centre in Moorefield on March 16 to watch magician Andrew Woo perform.
Students of the Grade 1-2 class at Community Christian School in Drayton were invited to dress up like they were 100 years old on Feb. 28 in celebration of having completed 100 days of the school year.