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It never fails to amaze me – living in the Bethany area provides unlimited opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding us. And the month of June is a perfect time to get out and enjoy the local conservation areas.

CPRA celebrates the month of June as Parks and Recreation Month.  We take this opportunity to recognize the benefits of parks and recreation, encouraging Canadians to get out and be active in their communities.  This initiative raises awareness about the importance of parks and recreation and the role it plays in the quality of life for all Canadians.”   (Canadian Parks and Recreation Association)

There are 2 conservation areas within 10 km of Bethany: Fleetwood Creek Natural Area and Squirrel Creek Conservation Area.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/geocode_factory/?view=mapcb&idMap=1&Itemid=538 

Fleetwood Creek Natural Area is a river valley system located within the Oak Ridges Moraine. Visitors can discover and experience a distinctive part of Ontario’s natural heritage including lowland forests, hardwood bush, meadows and steep valleys. You will also find over 250 kinds of plants and 44 types of birds, including wild turkey that were reintroduced into the region during the 1980s.

And if geology is a hobby of yours, you will find a variety of geological formations caused by the past glacial period including kames, kettles, eskers and ice-contact ridges.

Squirrel Creek Conservation Area sits along the Otonabee River. In addition to the natural vegation it includes a beach, picnic shelters, baseball diamonds, boat launch and small dock. If you have an event, you can rent the picnic shelters and ball diamonds.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/ 

Travel a little further. Within a 25 km radius there are 9 more conservation areas.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/geocode_factory/?view=mapcb&idMap=1&Itemid=538

CPRA is encouraging followers on Twitter and Facebook to help spread the word about what ‘June is Parks and Recreation Month’ means to you.

Post pictures to @CPRA_ACPL or to Canadian Parks and Recreation Association on Facebook, using #JPRM2018 over the month of June.

All participants will be entered into a draw for the chance to win 1 of 3 – $50 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift cards to start your summer off right with new recreation gear.

You can post your pictures all month long!

 

 

 

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The Rolling Hills Studio Tour runs today till 5pm.

Check out the website for all of the details:

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

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Last month I wrote about the annual Mother’s Day event – The Rolling Hills Studio Tour and covered Studios A, B, C, D and E. Today I will cover the remaining 4 studios.

STUDIO F

Valerie Kent will be in Studio F with an array of her artwork including acrylics, oils, watercolours, and mixed media. In addition to being a visual artist she is also a workshop facilitator. Her exhibitions have taken her to France, Italy, Korea, Japan, China and the US.

You can find Valerie at

1535 County Rd 10, Cavan

On the east side of County Rd 10, just north of Hwy 7.

http://www.valeriekent.com

705-944-9444

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Source: https://valeriekent.com/

STUDIO G

Meet Tim Bellhouse in Studio G. Tim is a self-taught photographer. He combines his photographic skills with his work and training as a biologist, producing photos that highlight the rich natural diversity in Ontario.

Tim will be at

814 Lifford Road,  Bethany  705-277-3236

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/bellhouse/index.html

STUDIO H

Studio H will feature Lucya Almeida and The Tima Collection. This will be an opportunity for you to see her unique collection of one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Her specialities are copper, semi-precious stones and collectible Canadian penny jewelry. Her work has been shown across Canada and is available in many gallery shops.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/almeida/index.html

Find Lucya at

5 Christie Rd, Bethany

From Ski Hill Rd turn east onto Bethany Hills Rd, then turn left onto Christie Rd (top of the hill) to the 2nd house on the left (west) side.

http://www.thetimacollection.com 

STUDIO I  

Carol was originally a wildlife artist. She was inspired by a wild turkey feather she found in the woods and created a painting of an eagle head on the feather. Since then her unique talent is focussed on feather art.

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Source: http://www.carolsfeatherart.com/index.php/paintings.html

Find Carol at the All Creatures Great and Small Studio

669 St Mary’s Rd, Reaboro: on the west side of St Mary’s Rd, south of Mt Horeb Rd.

705.879.4223

Download the tour map at

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/brochure.html

Happy Mother’s Day and see you on the tour!

 

 

 

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Do you have what it takes to perform on the twin stages of the 29th annual Havelock Country Jamboree?

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The Havelock Country Jamboree, Canada’s Largest Country Music and Camping Festival has partnered with The Ranch Resort Banquet & Conference Center in Bethany Ontario to present The Next Country Music Star Talent Search.

The contest will run over a series of Saturday evenings at The Ranch Resort starting March 10th, 2018 , taking a break on March 17th and resuming on March 24th until May 5th, 2018.

Industry professionals will judge the artist performances and will include the audience vote as part of their final consideration. 

The weekly performances will be streamed to Facebook Live, and can be watched on the Havelock Country Jamboree  or  The Next Country Music Star pages.

One winning contestant from each night of the first round will advance to the Semi-Finals.
In addition, a wild card winner will also be chosen from each audition night by Facebook voting within two days after each audition date. In total, 12 contestants will advance to the April 28th semi-final round. Six performances will advance to the finals on May 5th.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the winning artist or group to secure a spot and showcase their talent in the 2018 Havelock Country Jamboree line-up and win other prizes being offered by our other sponsors.

Audience tickets are available in advance by calling The Ranch Resort 705-277-1942 or can be purchased for $10.00 at the door.

The Ranch Resort will be offering a Dinner from 6 pm-8:30 pm for $20.00 + HST throughout the series; bar beverages and snacks will also be available during performances. Reservations are recommended!

Doors will open at 5:45 pm each night. Please refer to the “Schedule” tab for each weeks schedule of performances and connect to the “Performers” tab to get detailed bios on this year’s contestants.

http://www.thenextcountrymusicstar.com/

 

 

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All of the details are online: http://www.BethanyPark.ca

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Why not shop local for unique gifts for Mother’s Day – or for any special occasion?

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Source: https://thekawarthas.ca/event/the-willow-spring-artisan-show/

The curated artisan market features the work of 20 high caliber artisans and includes fine jewelry, pottery, glasswork, visual arts, fibre arts, and natural and herbal products.

In addition to shopping you can meet the artisans and get a chance to win gift baskets. If that was not enough incentive to attend, the first 50 people will receive a complimentary gift.

The Willow Spring Artisan Facebook page highlights some of the artisans you will meet including PAX Jewellery Design…

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/pax.organic.elegance/

Sadly, Douro’s historic General Store was destroyed by fire in February 2018. The store operated for 124 years until it closed in 2016. The building was reborn in 2017 as sections were removed and used to create the Towns & Leahy Mercantile and Deli. The May 6th event was created to support the ‘shop local’ spirit generated by the Towns & Leahy Mercantile and Deli.

Proceeds from the $2 entrance fee will be donated to the Douro-Dummer Firefighters Association. The fire services lost precious equipment during their fight to deal with fire.

You can shop at the Willow Spring Artisan Show on Sunday, May 6th at the St. Joseph Parish Hall in Douro between 10:30 and 3 pm.

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Source: https://thekawarthas.ca/event/the-willow-spring-artisan-show/

Details:

https://www.facebook.com/willowspringartisans/, https://www.instagram.com/willowartisan/

Venue

St. Joseph Church

300 County Rd 8

Douro-Dummer, Ontario K0L 2H0

PHONE: 705 652 3231

 

 

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