Volunteers, from left: Cheryl Tobin, Bonnie Becker, Connie Diebold, and Linda Stroeder showed Terry Birch the supply of 150th Community Anniversary and 2017 Clifford Homecoming souvenirs at the Clifford Firefighter’s 10th annual spaghetti supper held April 7 at the community hall in Clifford.
CLIFFORD - Local volunteer firefighters were fanning flames and heating up the kitchen for their 10th annual Spaghetti Supper held April 7 at the community hall in Clifford.
DRAYTON - Writing your own life story can be a challenge. How do I get started? What do I write about? Will anyone be interested in my life? These are all common questions writers have prior to writing their life story.
GUELPH - Portrait and performance painter Meredith Blackmore, of Fergus, has been selected as the artist for the Celebrating 150 Years of Volunteerism, a mural project that celebrates Canada’s 150th and Guelph and Wellington County’s spirit of volunteerism.
People gathered at the Awareness Yoga Studio on the bank of the Grand River in Elora on April 9 to experience the magic of a “Peruvian water despatcho.”
GUELPH - Calling all Centennial CVI alumni – the school’s 50th reunion is fast approaching.
From left: Allison Smith, Jordin Sammut and Jayden Kirby set up a lemonade stand on Main Street in Erin on April 14 to raise funds for the Brisbane School Playground Fund.
Hippity Hop - Downtown Fergus businesses were decked out for spring and the Easter Bunny was stationed downtown for the Fergus BIA’s annual Hippity Hop event.
WATERLOO REGION - You’re only as old as you feel, right? One of Canada’s favourite playwrights is back with a fun new comedy filled with big laughs and an even bigger heart, officials say. Norm Foster himself stars in Jonas & Barry in the Home on stage at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from May 3 to May 20.
Based on the greatest jam session in recording history, Million Dollar Quartet is inspired by the legendary 1956 recording session, which brought together then-rising star Johnny Cash, unknown Jerry Lee Lewis, veteran musician Carl Perkins, and chart-topper Elvis Presley at Sun Records for the first – and only – time.
Community play - Are We There Yet?, a story about Moses and the exodus, by Tom Long and Allan Pote will be performed on April 28 and 29 at St. John’s United Church in Belwood. Deb Stanson, well known to the area as a director for Elora Community Theatre, has volunteered to direct this production, ably assisted by Laura Hunter.
HARRISTON - When a pair of widowed senior citizens decide they want to take their relationship to the next level, their family gets the wrong idea and the couple discovers romance can be complicated the second time around.
ABOYNE - In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Connections Fibre Artists have chosen over 40 “artefacts” from the Wellington County Museum’s collection as a source of inspiration for their contemporary fibre art creations.
FERGUS - Elora Community Theatre (ECT) is presenting the family classic Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll as its final presentation of the 2016/2017 season at the Fergus Grand Theatre.
An Elvis tribute is headed for Guelph next month.
GUELPH - On April 30 at 3pm, families of children ages three and up who are interested in string instrument lessons for the fall, can receive free tickets to attend “Happy 150 Canada”, the Suzuki String School of Guelph Spring Concert.
Bonita Silver will be holding an art deco show in celebration of constructivism as it is this year celebrating 100 years out of the Netherlands.
Despite the rain on April 15, a large crowd attended the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Campbell DeVore Park in Mount Forest hosted by the Mount Forest Optimist Club and supported by the Mount Forest Lions Club. Sophia Fischer, who is one year old, was enthralled with an egg she found.
The Carriere siblings - Nate, 9, Abbi, 11, and Sophie, 5 - came prepared for the weather with their umbrellas at the April 15 annual Easter Egg Hunt at Campbell DeVore Park in Mount Forest. The event is hosted by the Mount Forest Optimist Club and supported by the Mount Forest Lions Club.
Town of Minto Optimists held their annual Easter egg hunts in Clifford, Palmerston and Harriston on April 15. Among those greeted by the Easter Bunny at the Clifford event were Braxton Stiemann and Breanna Lanbdry.
As the Town of Minto Optimists hosted Easter egg hunts in Clifford, Palmerston and Harriston on April 15. Among those greeted by the Easter Bunny was 14-month-old Amelia Gibson. Photo by Patrick Raftis
GUELPH - The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s largest annual fundraiser, the Around the World Gala, is a spirited celebration and a call to action.
Brush with a bunny - Rain didn’t dampen the spirit of those who attended the Elora Co-op Pre-School Egg Hunt at Bissell Park on April 15. The Easter Bunny passed out toothbrushes to youngsters following the hunt.
Katherine Scala of Happy Art Face Painting gives Shaymus Cloakey of Guelph a new look during the Elora Co-op Pre-School Egg Hunt at Bissell Park on April 15.
GUELPH - Join the Canadian Cancer Society on May 18 at the Italian Canadian Club in Guelph for the 8th Annual Hope and the City, your quintessential “Girls Night Out.”
CLIFFORD - Fay and Walter Demerling welcomed attendees to the Daffodil Luncheon on April 12 at the community hall in Clifford.
ELORA - A dress drive is being held at here at Knox Presbyterian Church on May 10 and 17 from 5:30 to 9pm.
BELWOOD - Everything is set for season three of the Grand River Conservation Authority Osprey Cam, expected to begin sometime in mid-April when the ospreys return.
The annual Upper Grand Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Chess Tournament was held at the Puslinch Community Center in Aberfoyle on April 6. The tournament hosted 162 players from 14 different schools.
FERGUS - It’s a chance for former classmates to celebrate great memories and great times at the 40th reunion for Fergus High School / CWDHS Class of ‘77.
ELORA - After the success of the first Elora Handmade Market last October, Mandy Morrison of reFind Salvage in Elora is bringing back the market for a spring show.
WINGHAM - A Harriston man is part of a group of 27 employees of a group of local radio stations celebrating after winning $1 million with Lotto Max Maxmillions in the Jan. 6 draw.
The Mapleton Preschool Community Easter Egg Hunt was held on April 15 at Kinsmen Park in Drayton. Despite the rainy conditions over 100 children from the community brought their own Easter baskets and filled them with goodies.
Prize winners – LEFT: Brothers Brett Scholten, left, Nolan Scholten and their cousin Paige Friskie didn’t let the rain stop them from participating in the Mapleton Co-op Pre-School Easter Egg Hunt on April 15. Brett and Paige each collected a plastic egg that contained a prize winning slip of paper. The two will be enjoying an ice cream cone at a la mode. RIGHT: Sophia Cummings of Drayton donned rabbit ears and collected a prize winning egg at hunt.
MAPLETON - Planning continues for the township’s celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, set for Canada Day, July 1 in Drayton.
Adam Deen guided his daughter Carly around the maze of Easter eggs waiting to be gathered in the 0 to 3-year-old group at the Mapleton Preschool Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 at Kinsmen Park in Drayton.