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Beekeepers in Ontario are facing a serious problem – the number of honey bees are declining drastically – and that is a serious challenge for farmers who grow your fruits and vegetables. But local high school students have partnered with the GreenUp program to help tackle the problem.

Twelve students from The Holy Cross Bee Club at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Peterborough were responsible for three hives.

A group of 12 students – led by their teacher Mike Halloran – have been busy:

  • suiting up in protective bee suits
  • conducting hive checks
  • treating the hives for mites
  • learning about the honey bee life cycle.

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Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2018/09/20/peterborough-high-school-student-beekeepers-achieve-sweet-success/

The students are learning important lessons, considering there has been a high loss of the bee population. In fact, Global News  recently reported, “In Ontario, which has the largest number of beekeepers in Canada, the situation is being described as serious. A survey of almost 900 Ontario beekeepers indicated that 70 per cent suffered unsustainable losses.” 

Programs such as The Holy Cross Bee Club are important to help young people appreciate the importance of the project they undertook. Students were fully involved including going right into the hive in the spring, seeing exactly how the bees interact and studying the actual bee comb.

And the program was a success from a production standpoint. The students, with the help of GreenUp Community Beekeepers harvested 86 jars of honey from three hives in Peterborough. And considering it takes 12 bees their entire lives to make only one teaspoon of honey, harvesting 86 jars is a huge accomplishment!

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Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2018/09/20/peterborough-high-school-student-beekeepers-achieve-sweet-success/

For more information visit on the Beekeeping Program visit GreenUp’s website at https://www.greenup.on.ca/program/greenup-community-bee-keeping-program.

 

 

 

 

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October brings Thanksgiving, fall colours and pumpkins galore at the Buckhorn Berry Farm.

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Source: http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

The Pumpkin Festival is a family tradition for many. You can enjoy wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick just the right pumpkin to take home and carve. Or wander through corn mazes, play on straw bales, but… be on the lookout for the pumpkin cannon!

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Source: http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

Why not bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the whole day at the Pumpkin Festival? There are lots of covered shelters and even one shelter you can reserve for birthday parties.

The Festival is about more than pumpkins! There is daily entertainment, barnyard animals, an obstacle course including a huge sand pile, pumpkin bowling, a bouncy castle, haunted forest, pumpkin patch wagon rides and wait… even the ‘Bonesville Cemetery’!

And Trip Advisor agrees  the Pumpkin Festival is a hit:

“Never a disappointment Always so much for kids to do, it’s a family tradition to go now! Games, corn mazes, haunted house, pumpkin cannon, just pure fun!”

 “My family goes every year to the pumpkin festival. We have a great day enjoying the spooky activities, entertainment, hay ride, and tasty treats. We always pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. So much fun for the family!”

 Mark your calendar for the weekends in October: October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th – but note, they are closes on Thanksgiving Monday. Enjoy all the fun between 11 am and 5 pm.

You can find more details at the website http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

Buckhorn Berry Farm
3055 Berrie Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0

705-657-8888

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

 

 

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Two of the area’s biggest fall fairs – the Lindsay Central Exhibition and Bobcaygeon Fair will be here before you know it.

The 164 th Lindsay Central Exhibition runs from September 19th to the 23rd. This year’s highlights include The Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the Skyhawks. They defy physics, and weather permitting, you will be able to see what I mean for yourself. The Skyhawks will perform each day from Thursday to Sunday at 3:00 pm. In addition to witnessing their show, there will be an opportunity to meet the members of the team after the show and get autographs.

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Source: http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/skyhawks/index.page

In addition to the Skyhawks you can enjoy all of the traditional events at the fair including the truck and tractor pulls; midway; lamb, sheep, poultry, canine, horse and cattle competitions; clowns; and concerts including Hank Williams, The Lonesome Tour.

Find all the details at https://www.lindsayex.com/ and at https://www.facebook.com/LindsayExhibition.

 Note that advance ticket pricing and passes are only available until 4:00pm on September 18th. Guaranteed Grandstand Advance Passes are only available while quantities last.

 The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair, in it’s 160th year, runs September 27th to the 29th. This year’s events include crafts, horse shows and competitions, midway, parade, talent show and a truck and tractor pull.

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Source: http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/new-page-carx

The entertainment lineup includes Kelly Burrows, Marc Ekins, Kawartha Country Cloggers, and Circus Jonathan. The Saturday Night Dance will feature Live on the Line, a band for all ages.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.bobcaygeonfair.com/

Or https://www.facebook.com/Bobcaygeon-Fall-Fair-738758332822767/?ref=settings

 

 

 

 

 

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The Victoria County Historical Society (VCHS) is a non-profit organization designed to increase community awareness and appreciation of the local heritage. And the area has so much history to share!

Victoria County was formed in 1854 as The United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria. It was separated from Peterborough in 1863. In 2001 the county was dissolved and reformed as the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Today the VCHS celebrates and shares local stories focusing on the area’s connection to Canada’s history.

There are a number of upcoming events to highlight the area’s rich history.

Consider the Victoria County Historical Creative Writing Competition. You have to be 18 years old or older and submit an unpublished story of any genre, to a maximum of 2500 words. Deadline for submissions is midnight on September 9th, 2018. Visit the Olde  Gaol Museum website for all of the details.

Trunks to Treasure: Bringing history to life from Souvenir to Artifact is open for public viewing from August 9th to the 31st.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/OldeGaolMuseum.VCHS/photos/a.430679293753585.1073741835.430622200425961/1083926851762156/?type=3&theater

And for something different – and exciting – why not visit the Olde Gaol Museum on Sunday August 19th and meet with Jennifer  – The Medium. Jennifer has a regular monthly spot on the “Morning Den” radio show on 105.5 Hits FM with Dan Pollard. She has been connecting with spirit from the age of three. Her talents include spiritual healing, teaching and inspirational speaking. Her services include one on one readings, reading parties, past life regression parties, meditation, and mediumship development classes.

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Source: https://twitter.com/jenthemedium

On August 19th the VCHS will be hosting three one-hour group readings with Jennifer  at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each group is limited to 25 guests and tickets are $30 each.

For more information contact the Olde Gaol Museum at 705 – 324 – 3404 email info@oldegaolmuseum.ca.

 

 

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It will be a summer you will never forget when you sign up for Ontario’s original zip line aerial park experience. A breath taking experience, exploring the trees on zip lines, swinging bridges, monkey cables, Tarzan swings and much more during a 3-hour tour.

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Source: https://thekawarthas.ca/what-to-do/treetop-trekking-ganaraska/

Treetop Trekking is the perfect adventure for families, groups of friends and couples… and everyone can learn – from beginner to expert. And the fun is just not for the adults!

How about Discovery Kids Courses? You must be at least 5 years old and 45 inches tall. Kids can make their way through the courses filled with wood bridges, balance logs, net walkways, zip lines and more… all while wearing a climbing harness and helmet.

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Source: https://treetoptrekking.com/parks/barrie/

Of course there are options for adults too. The local Treetop Trekking park is located at the Ganaraska Forest Centre between  Port Hope and Peterborough, Ontario. Along with a number of easier courses, the Ganaraska park is home to Timberwolf, the most challenging aerial course in Ontario.

The Ganaraska Forest Centre is the perfect location for tree top trekking. The Park boasts over 12,000 acres – making it one of the largest blocks of forested land in southern Ontario.

There are a number of Treetop Trekking locations throughout the province, and activities vary among the parks. Ganaraska offers Zip Line and Aerial Game Treks, plus a team building program.

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Source: https://treetoptrekking.com/parks/barrie/

Treetop Trekking will make this a summer to remember!

Contact them for more information:

ganaraska@treetoptrekking.com

Toll-Free: 1-855-280-0900

Phone: 1-905-797-2000

 

 

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Known to many as a recreation paradise, the Trent-Severn Waterway spans 386 kilometers of rivers, channels and lakes. The waterway travels through Central Ontario, joining the Bay of Quinte wth Georgian Bay. It is divided into 5 regions: Trent, Otonabee, Kawartha, Talbot and Severn.

Rich with history, the Trent-Severn Waterway now bustles with boating and other tourist activity year round.

An easy way to take a tour is with Liftlock and River Boat Cruises.

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Liftlock and The Riverboat Cruises offer a variety of different cruise options. You can choose to go sightseeing with your tour group over the world’s highest hydraulic liftlock, or spend an afternoon on a luncheon cruise, or have dinner featuring live entertainment in the evening. Get all the details at https://www.liftlockcruises.com/yacht-charter.

And if  you miss the summer season, don’t miss out on the Triple Crown Fall Colours Cruise . Starting on September 24rth until the end of the cruising season, you can enjoy a unique water experience. The cruise departs from Little Lake,  travels Northbound up the Trent Severn Waterway to Lock 20, then cruises over the famous, world’s largest hydraulic Liftlock, a 65 foot lift.

There are five Trent-Severn Waterway Locks in Kawartha Lakes:

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Source: https://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/explore/trent-severn-waterway.aspx

  • Bobcaygeon Lock 32
  • Lindsay Lock 33
  • Fenelon Falls Lock 34
  • Rosedale Lock 35
  • Kirkfield Lock 36

Each one offers boat services ranging from  mooring to boater camping, picnic areas and access to groceries. Check  to see what each Lock offers before you head out.

And in case you didn’t know, Kawartha Lakes is the Houseboat Capital of Ontario! Discover all of the details including how each houseboat operator will train and license you for your family’s trip at http://www.houseboatcapital.com/

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Source: http://www.rrhouseboats.com/

For more information contact Kawartha Lakes Tourism:

Kawartha Lakes Tourism
180 Kent Street West
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada K9V 2Y6
Telephone: 1-866-397-6673

 

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