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May 13 -14 is Mother’s Day weekend and what better way to spend time with Mom than on the annual tour featuring a wide range of artists and crafts people.  

The setting is perfect – the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges region of the City of Kawartha Lakes. Admission is free. Travel along the Rolling Hills Studio Tour path to create your own self-guided tour. There are 7 Studios along the way, featuring the work of 11 artisans.  

There are a number of reasons why you should make plans to attend this unique event.  

First, the variety of art work includes copper and silver jewellery, pottery, soapstone carvings, leather sculpture, brass & copper fountains, wildlife art in oils, acrylics or beautiful watercolours, photography, amazing paintings on feathers, wood sculpture, and even decorative gourd art.   

Second, there will be demonstrations at some of the studios. You will get a first hand look at the amazing artists in action. Many of these artists have their work in collections around the world.  

Third, you will be purchasing unique one-of-a kind items, all made in Canada!

And fourth, you can visit one of the many restaurants along the way, or even stay in a local Bed and Breakfast.

Let’s take a look at two of the Studios you will find.

Studio A is at “From the Heart Quilts” on Hwy 7A in Bethany. I have featured From the Heart Quilts in an earlier Blog. Since then, the variety of new fabrics has grown, including Japanese fabrics, hand dyed wool, organic cotton, unique patterns – and of course the friendly staff continue to offer classes and answer your questions.

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Studio B is the home of Clayworks Pottery and will feature Jodie Hames and Holly McClellan.

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Clayworks Pottery was created by Jodie Hames. The studio originally opened in 1997 at the entrance of Kilbear Provincial Park. Lucky for us, Bethany has been her home since 2012. You can find Clayworks Pottery on Mothers Day weekend – or any other time of the year at 112 Weston Rd. The studio offers hand made original designs including functional pottery as well as sculptured pieces of art. Examples of unique pieces such as the Dragonfly plate can be found on Jodie’s website at clayworkspottery.ca

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 Holly McClellan is a photographer whose art has been shown in public galleries, arts festivals and events across Ontario, Quebec and the USA. Holly’s work will also be featured at Clayworks Pottery studio. 

I will highlight features from the remaining studios featured on the tour in the weeks coming up to Mother’s Day. In the meantime you can download a map of the tour area at http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com

 

 

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Enjoy this slide show showcasing our spectacular one acre building lots in our Horizons Phase. These picture were taken in earlier this month.

 

 

 

For more info:

Jeffrey Kerr, Broker, RE/MAX Unique Inc.

http://www.BethanyVillage.ca

1.877.946.3966

 

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If you are like a great many people, you may not always realize what treasures are in your own community. The Victoria County Historical Society (VCHS) is one such gem.

The VCHS is focused on the collection, preservation, and exhibition of materials that promote the history of the City of Kawartha Lakes – formerly known as the County of Victoria.

I was actually surprised when I really explored this topic – there is so much to see and do at the museum!

On the first floor you can explore…

The history of the First Nations, with artifacts including Early Iroquois beadwork.

 

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World War One memorabilia and facts. For instance, “Did you know, the offer of a cigarette from a German soldier to a Canadian soldier inspired the Christmas truce?”

And how is this for a turnaround? From the Early Iroquois and World War One to Neil Young – with photos, posters, facts and trivia found in ‘Youngtown’.

The first floor also includes the history of the Victoria County Gaol, pronounced as ‘jail’. The museum is the designated heritage site for the County Gaol, used as the Lindsay Jail and built in 1863.

The second floor includes…

Model Railways. “Did you know the first train arrived at the original Lindsay station at St. Paul and King Streets on the east side of the Scugog River on October 16, 1857?”

The Old Camera Shop, providing a history of Kodak. Did you know they introduced the 110 film format to help simplify loading and unloading a roll of film to respond to customer complaints in 1972?

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This is a just a small sample of what has been gathered and displayed by the VCHS. But this is only the beginning of uncovering this community icon. There are always a variety of special events as well.

Keep an eye on the website to learn what is coming in the near future.

http://www.oldegaolmuseum.ca/events.html

 

 

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If you have never seen the Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police make sure you have tickets for the event to take place at Peterborough’s Morrow Park on September 7th

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The Musical Ride is a formal event showcasing the equestrian skills performed by 32 cavalry who are regular members of the RCMP. You will witness an amazing performance, consisting of intricate figures and drills – all choreographed to music. These movements demand the utmost control, timing and coordination…a spectacular accomplishment for the riders let alone the 32 horses.

The event is held in Canada and worldwide to promote the RCMP. The first official ride was held in 1887 in Regina, District of Assiniboia. Members of the North-West Mounted Police were able to display their riding ability and entertain the local community. It has evolved over the decades into a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators every year.

It is now performed in up to 50 communities across Canada between the months of May and October.

The special event helps to raise thousands of dollars for local charities and non-profit organizations. The show in Peterborough will benefit the PARD Therapeutic Riding program – not only as a fundraising opportunity – but also as a way to raise awareness about PARD. Horses are the core of PARD’s program, providing the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of therapeutic riding to individuals regardless of age, ability, or financial means. 

“The show is something every Canadian should see in their lifetime,” says PARD president Angie Muir. “For me, the RCMP Musical Ride is a symbol of patriotic pride and this is a rare opportunity to see them.  The tour brings them to Ontario every four years, and it’s been almost 30 years since they were in Peterborough. I think it is a tremendous honour to welcome them to our beautiful city again.”

Members of the Musical Ride are first and foremost police officers. They all have at least two years’ experience in active police work before volunteering for duty with the Musical Ride. Surprisingly, most have no prior riding experience. The riders act as ambassadors of goodwill, promoting the RCMP’s image, heritage and traditions throughout Canada and all over the world.

Queen Elizabeth II takes a keen and highly knowledgeable interest in horses. As the Honorary Commissioner of the RCMP she has been presented with four horses as gifts from the Force.

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In addition to the show on Sept. 7, area residents will have an opportunity to see the RCMP horses up close while they are housed in Peterborough for six days in the fairground barns. Ryan Moore, President of the Peterborough Agricultural Society, is excited to extend a warm welcome to everyone to visit the barns and see the horses.

 

Get your tickets today!

PARD Therapeutic Riding

Email: info@pard.ca

Phone: (705) 742-6441

Website: Click Here!

 

 

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What better way to enjoy the great September weather we’re experiencing than on this beautiful semi-private facility complete with 18 manicured holes.  The par 72 facility is situated near the shorelines of Lake Scugog.

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It features:

  • 4 sets of bent grass tees ranging in length from 5029 to 6716 yards.
  • a gently rolling fairway.
  • impeccably groomed bent grass greens.
  • tightly fashioned holes cut through the natural beauty of the Kawarthas.
  • a practice facility, putting green and a fully stocked golf shop with a complete range of clubs, demo clubs, fitting carts, clothing and accessories.

Want to relax after your game? There are a variety of choices including “Duffer’s Den”, the “McGill Lounge”, and the outdoor patio overlooking the golf course.

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The course Marshals and scheduled tee times help to keep everyone moving at an enjoyable pace of play.

Need a few lessons? No problem. The CPGA professionals on staff offer both lessons and clinics to ensure you enjoy your “Wolf” experience.

Planning a special event? The Clubhouse offers an enjoyable setting for Banquets, Weddings and Tournaments.

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Check out the Wolf Run Golf Club website for more information on the course, rates, memberships, facilities and events. Wolf Run Website

Book your Tee Times Online!

Wolf Run Tee Times

Contact the staff or visit the course and facilities:

Wolf Run Golf Club,  51 Golf Course Rd., RR #1, Janetville, ON, L0B 1K0

Proshop: 705-328-3949 ext. 22

Toll Free: 1-888-321-WOLF (9653)

Course Email: info@wolfrungolfcourse.com

 

 

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The Curve Lake Indian Reserve is part of the beautiful Kawarthas region.

The Reserve has a very rich history from generations of the Whetung family.  Over the years, the Whetungs have conducted steamboat cruises on the lakes around their peninsula, traded in furs, guided fishermen, catered banquets and operated a grocery store, postal station and taxi service. The Whetung Ojibwa Center evolved from a fishing lodge opened in the early 1900’s.

When unemployment was very high on the Reserve in the early 1960s, the Whetungs encouraged their fellow band members to produce crafts. Eleanor Whetung, her five children, and women from the reserve and their children were the core of the cottage industry in the Whetung living room that gradually extended to hundreds of band members.

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They made canoes, pipes, birch bark and sweet-grass baskets, feather headdresses, dolls and moccasins. With the assistance of a loan, the first craft shop was built and opened in 1966 in the same location where Clifford Whetung’s great-grandfather had his grocery store, only a stone’s throw from the small, wooden cottage where Clifford was born. Business flourished and three years later an old barn was renovated to handle the expansion of craft production and storage.

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Today the main building displays handcrafts from all parts of Canada, as well as those still produced within the community. The area downstairs offers a selection of arctic parkas, Cowichan sweaters, leather garments, souvenir apparel, gloves and various bead accessories. Adjacent to that is the museum. It features the Whetungs’ private collection, the work of artists and craftspeople from the Curve Lake Reserve and outstanding native craft work from across Canada.

Two special events to plan on attending:  

Sept 17 & 18, 2016 – Curve Lake Pow Wow

The Pow Wow is a two-day celebration of song, dance, stories and food! Pow Wow time is the Native American people’s way of coming together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones.

The Curve Lake Pow Wow is just down the road from Whetung Gallery. It is an annual event that draws visitors from across North America. Don’t miss this one!

Oct 8 & 9, 2016– Thanksgiving Art Show 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family to meet the artists and see them in action at this interesting event suitable for the whole family. Plan a day trip and enjoy the beautiful fall colours on your way to the Whetung Gallery.

The Centre is open every day and admission is free. If you are travelling from Peterborough, take Water Street North to Buckhorn Road to Curve Lake Road.

Travelling by boat?  From Buckhorn Lake, dock on Coppaway Point, only a few minutes’ walk from the Gallery.

Phone 9am -5pm, EST  705-657-3661

Whetung Website

Email: info@whetung.com

 

 

 

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If you are a boater you will be hard pressed to find any area as good as the Kawartha’s. The reasons are simple: dozens of lakes, beautiful scenery, marinas and outfitter stores, restaurants – and the heart of the Trent-Severn Waterway – Canada’s longest chain of locks and canals, connecting the lakes and rivers to the Great Lake system.

The variety of water activities is almost endless. If you want some physical activity you can try watersports such as kayaking, canoeing, wakeboarding, or water skiing followed by a leisurely tube ride. Or catch your supper fishing. Others simply cruise in their boats or enjoy sightseeing from a pontoon boat.

Or, you can rent a houseboat! 

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You can fish along the way for Bass, Muskie and Pickerel. If you want to cook your fish, you can pair it with local fruits and vegetables from the variety of farmer’s markets. Or if you prefer, you can try the ‘catch of the day’ at one of the many dining options on the shores.

If you want to try house boating but don’t know where to start, no problem. You can choose from one of the House boating Itineraries:

  • 3 – 5 Day Journey, a one day trip from Pigeon Lake to Hastings.
  • 1 – 2 days from Hastings to Peterborough
  • Day Trip from Burleigh Falls to Peterborough
  • Day Trip from Bobcaygeon to Burleigh Falls

The following map shows the route from Bobcaygeon to Hastings.

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You can start your research by downloading the 2016 Peterborough and The Kawarthas Experience Directory. Over 40 pages of information on:

  • Places to stay
  • Attractions
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Shopping
  • Retreats

And if that were not enough, there is a special section on “Building Your Bucket List.” The information helps you choose all of the activities you have always wanted to do but have not gotten around to yet! You can choose from detailed itineraries…

  • If you are culture and history buff,
  • If you love to be entertained,
  • If you’re a foodie who also enjoys craft wines, beers and spirits,
  • Or if you love the great outdoors.

To get all of the details and more ideas visit http://thekawarthas.ca/build-bucket-list-peterborough-kawarthas/.

Request more information by calling 1-800-461-6424or email info@thekawarthas.ca.
 

 

 

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