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Don’t miss the opportunity to get your kids into some great summer camps where they can enjoy the outdoors and new experiences.

The Canadian Canoe Museum has been offering a variety of summer paddling day camps and multi-day canoe trips for youth ages 8 to 14 for over 10 years. Whether your child is a novice paddler or a seasoned canoe enthusiast, there is a camp for everyone.

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Source: https://www.canoemuseum.ca/paddling-camps/

Camps are based on the Ontario Recreational Canoeing and Kayaking Association (ORCKA) principles and skill levels.

The camps are popular! Register your child asap or you may have to put their name on a waitlist. Choose from:

  • Basics of canoeing one day camp June 29th for ages 8-10
  • ORCKA Level 1 four-day camp July 3rd to July 6th, ages 10-13
  • ORCKA Levels 2/3/4 five-day camp July 9th to 14th ages 11-14
  • ORCKA Levels 1/2 five-day camp July 16th to July 20th ages 10-13
  • Basics of Canoeing one day camp July 18th Ages 8-10
  • Boys Kawartha Highlands five-day canoe trip July 23-July 27 ages 11-13
  • Girls Kawartha Highlands five-day canoe trip July 30-Aug. 3rd ages 11-13
  • Learn to Camp 4 days/2 overnights Aug.7th to Aug. 10th ages 8-10.
  • End of Summer Day Camp Aug. 27th to Aug 31st ages 8-10.

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Source: https://www.canoemuseum.ca/paddling-camps/

If your child’s interest in canoeing makes you a little envious, why not take lessons yourself? It is never too late. Adult classes are offered throughout May to August and include Basic Canoeing Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as the opportunity for custom courses.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the staff. Email them at camps@canoemuseum.ca or phone them at 705-748-9153 x 218. And Canoe Museum members receive a discount on camp registration!

Get more detail at https://www.canoemuseum.ca/paddling-camps/ and https://www.canoemuseum.ca/adult-canoe-programs/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 20 – 22 2018.

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The Millbrook Farmers’ Market runs the 4th Sunday of the month, April to October. The rural market is in the historic Village of Millbrook in Cavan Monaghan Township. The market showcases the products of local growers, bakers and artisans. You can look forward to a variety of meats, fish, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, preserves, wine, organic fair trade chocolate and coffee…and even pet treats.SELRES_22a36841-c15f-40ab-98b2-d7bd6ee6e868SELRES_8806e466-d19a-4e33-90ce-743e472235faSELRES_22a36841-c15f-40ab-98b2-d7bd6ee6e868

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If you are looking forward to your own home garden, you can buy vegetable and flower seedlings to get you started.

This years’ opening day for the Market is also Earth Day. To help celebrate, there will be a ‘local seed swap’. Just bring any extra seeds you have in envelopes that have been labelled – and trade them for something new to try in your own garden.

 

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The market is a great place to feel a part of the local community. Besides shopping, you can enjoy local entertainment, buy books from the Millbrook Library and the kids can enjoy Story Tree, hosted by the Old Millbrook School Family Centre.

You can find the variety of vendors between 10am and 1pm, rain or shine on the grounds the Old Millbrook School at 1 Dufferin Street. Check out all of the dates for this years’ activities at www.millbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com

 

 

 

At this time of year, we often yearn for the colours of spring. Snow, rain and the general greyness of March provides the perfect time to daydream of colour. And that daydream can lead you to a special event called Blocks & Blooms.  

Visualize the combination of colorful gardens in bloom and the beauty of handmade quilts… all adorning the front porches of heritage properties. This one-day event gives local residents and visitors the chance to see the private gardens plus the colourful landscape of quilts as they showcase some of Millbrook’s architectural treasures.  

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Source: http://themillbrooktimes.ca/blocks-and-blooms-event-showcased-gardens-quilts-and-heritage-prope/ 

Photo: by Celia Hunter, June 2, 2015, featuring Blocks and Blooms Host Judy Gooch. 

The day long event is a partnership between the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society, The Millbrook Needlers’ Quilt Guild and the Downtown BIA. In fact, there has been months of work to enlist the participation of gardeners and property owners. Blocks & Blooms will be a featured topic at the BIA Breakfast on March 28th at the Millbrook Legion.  

Mark Saturday, June 23, 10 am-4pm on your calendar. This will be a special fundraiser for the Historical Society with tickets going on sale in May.

 

 

 

 

Spring must be on its way. When the maple syrup starts running you know tulips and crocuses can’t be far behind.

Between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on April 8th, your family can walk through a sugar bush and watch the process to turn maple sap into delicious maple syrup. Maple Day is all happening thanks to a group of local Maple Syrup producers.

You will find Johnson’s Sugar Bush on the Oak Ridge Moraine on County Rd. 28. The family now has 1000 sugar maples – an accomplishment that has evolved over 25 years. Craig and Marissa Johnson will give you a tour of their sugar house and show you all the ins and outs of maple production.

Puddleduck Farms is relatively new in the maple production business – just 8 years. Visit them at the Kentucky Sugar Bush, south of the village of Millbrook on County Rd. 10. You can buy syrup, maple butter and maple candies from their farm on Glamorgan Rd or at the Millbrook Farmers’ Market.

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J & K Sugar Shack now share their maple syrup products with the public – their efforts for their own consumption have grown into a small business. You can find them on Challice Line South in the village of Millbrook. You can sample maple syrup products and baked goods.

You can find Siblings who produce Squirrel Creek Farm’s Syrup on Brackenridge Dr. west of Bailiboro. If the weather cooperates you can see sap turned into syrup using traditional wood heat. And be sure to bring your appetite to enjoy the pancakes and sausage that will be available for sale.

Sugar Rush Maple Bush is a new operation on Deyell Line. See the sap running and enjoy the sweet smells – the aroma of spring!

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Staples Maple Syrup has been making syrup since 1813! They harvest sap from 3600 taps on their family farm on Hwy 7A between Cavan and Bethany. But the equipment is all new including an industrial sized oil-fired steel evaporator and a state of the art reverse osmosis system.

The Winslow family has been operating Woodleigh Farms for 4 generations. You will find them on Sharpe Line in Cavan where maple syrup has been part of the operation since 1988.

MT Wilson family farm is a hobby operation but their roots go back more than a century. You will find them on Bland Line in Mount Pleasant.

Now Maple Day is dependent on the weather, so fingers crossed. The producers need mild days and cool nights to ensure a good harvest and fast flowing sap. Fingers crossed for April 8th!

 

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Jeffrey Kerr enjoying maple syrup!

 

The March Break can sneak up on you and you’re left wondering what to do with the kids. Here are a few ideas to quell the boredom March 12th to March 16th.

Canadian Canoe Museum 

There is a variety of options to choose from including half day workshops or a full day or even multiple days. Mix and match to build the perfect schedule.

You can check out all of the details and workshop descriptions at https://www.canoemuseum.ca/marchbreak but how do these options sound to you?

  • Mini Paddle Painting
  • Artic Adventure
  • Woodworking with Wanigans
  • Souvenir Paddle Carving
  • Souvenir Paddle Arts
  • Canoe Paper Arts
  • Blanket Mittens and Needle Felting
  • Woodworking Build a Beading Loom
  • Beading Bracelets on a Loom

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Source: https://www.canoemuseum.ca/marchbreak

Register by calling 705 748 9153 x 218 or email victoria.veenstra@canoemuseum.ca.

Camp Kawartha March Break Day Camp

Kids will participate in active and engaging outdoor experiences. Campers will use the Environment Centre as a home base from which to explore the Trent Nature Area and participate in a variety of nature themed activities.

  • Traditional skills (fire making, outdoor cooking, shelter building) •  Nature based games and crafts •  Animal tracking •  And generally, exploring the wonders of nature!

For more information visit the webpage at https://campkawartha.ca/event/march-break-camp/.

All the fun takes place at Camp Kawartha Environment Centre

2505 Pioneer Road  Peterborough, Ontario Canada

Phone: 705-652-3860

March Break Art Camp at the Art School of Peterborough.

Young artists will participate in an exciting week of creativity. Activities include drawing and painting, sculpture and pottery projects.

There is also a March Break Art Camp just for Girls! Girl Power will be the theme as campers explore and celebrate all things girly!

For more information visit http://artschoolptbo.org/marchbreak/

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Source: http://artschoolptbo.org/marchbreak

The fun takes place at:

174A Charlotte Street Peterborough ON K9J 2T8

Phone: 705-742-3221

March Break Madness at Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

The camp is designed, planned and delivered by OCT-qualified teachers. Each day has a dedicated theme where campers will experience a variety of hands-on activities, active outdoor games, group challenges, crazy crafts and good natured fun.

Get all the details at.. http://www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca/2018/01/16/march-break-madness-grca/

The fun takes place at…

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) 2216 County Road 28 Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3V8 Phone: (905) 885-8173

Other Options

There are a number of other activities offered on a daily basis. Visit the Kawartha Now website for complete details: https://kawarthanow.com/column/21/childrens-events/

 

 

 

Join Bethany Village this weekend at the Oshawa Home Show! Print the ticket below for free admission!

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