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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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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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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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