Blog Tag: Selwyn

Visiting Some of the Great Businesses In Young’s Point!

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We held our April Business After Hours in Young’s Point where we did a hop with some of the great businesses in the area. On our hop, we visited with Clearview Cottage ResortLockside Trading Co.Young’s Point Personal Training & 24 Hour Fitness, Kinetic Therapeutics, and Old Bridge Inn & Restaurant.

Thank you to to everyone who came out, and thank you to our Networking Event Sponsor Blue Diamond Window Cleaning.

Stop #1 Clearview Cottage Resort

Clearview Cottage Resort | 462 South Beach Road | (705) 652-3542

Our first stop on our Young’s Point Hop was Clearview Cottage Resort. Clearview is a family-owned and operated resort for over 50 years, and strives to help families create lasting memories. There are 22 cottages on the property that range from 1-4 bedrooms.

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Informative Business After Hours at The Canadian Canoe Museum

We hosted our March Business After Hours at The Canadian Canoe Museum on March 26th, and had an amazing time networking with our Chamber members, learning about some of the non-profits in our area and exploring The Canadian Canoe Museum.

The Canadian Canoe Museum

910 Monaghan Rd., PeterboroughON, 705-748-9153
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Carolyn Hyslop, Executive Director of The Canadian Canoe Museum, welcoming our members to the museum

The museum was founded in 1997, and seeks to highlight and explore the canoe’s significance to the peoples of Canada. It boasts an extensive collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft – there’s over 100 on display at the museum and over 600 in holding!

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Take Part in PolarFest This Winter!

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For the 13th year, PolarFest is taking place in Selwyn Township this winter. If you don’t know, PolarFest is a 3-day festival filled with lots of fun winter activities, all of which are perfect for the whole family. All the events for PolarFest take place in Selwyn Township (Bridgenorth, Ennismore and Lakefield).

The Kawartha Chamber is a proud Community Sponsor!

Friday, February 1st (PA Day)

Snowman Challenge Begins 

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If you think you can build the best snowman in Selwyn Township, then there is a contest for you! Make sure your snowman is ready for PolarFest weekend and take a picture of your awesome snowman and upload to Facebook, be sure add #snowmanchallenge #polarfest to your post. Don’t have Facebook? No problem, email photo to tjacobs@selwyntownship.ca A prize will be awarded for the best, most creative snowman! Taking place from February 1st-3rd.

Youth Shinny – 9am-12pm, February 1st

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With February 1st being a PA Day, get your kids involved in PolarFest! A Youth Shinny will be taking place from 9am – 12pm at the Ennismore Community Centre. The entry fee is $5 per person and full equipment is mandatory.

There are three games taking place:

  • 9 am -10 am for ages 8 & under (Novice & Tyke)
  • 10 am -11 am ages 9 to 11 (Atom & Peewee)
  • 11 am -12 noon ages 12 & over (Bantam & Midget)

Opening Ceremonies – 6:30pm, February 1st

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The opening ceremony for 2019 PolarFest is taking place at 6:30pm at the Marshland Centre in Lakefield. Stop by to see some fireworks and help kick off the 13th Annual PolarFest!

Lakefield Trail Night Hike – 7:20pm, February 1st

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After the Opening Ceremony, join the Lakefield Trail Stewardship Committee for the ‘Nature in Winter’ Guided Night Hike on the Lakefield Trail!

The hike begins at 7:20pm at the Marshland Centre with Derek & Sheila Potter leading the hike and exploring local wildlife. There will be lots of educational fun, stories and games. The hike will return to the beach for a toasty campfire with campfire songs with the Girl Guides, roasting marshmallows and hot apple cider. Be sure to dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

Guns and Hoses Charity Hockey Game – 7pm, February 1st

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If a night hike isn’t what you’re after, a charity hockey game (Guns and Hoses) will also be taking place at 7pm at the Ennismore Community Centre. The game is between the police (‘Guns’) and Selwyn Firefighters (‘Hoses’).

Entry is $2 at the gate. There will also be a 50/50 draw. Funds raised will go to Victims Services of Peterborough Northumberland.

Saturday, February 2nd

Causeway Christian Assembly Free Pancake Breakfast – 9am, February 2nd

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Start your Saturday off with a Free Pancake Breakfast at 9am at the Causeway Christian Assembly (1307 Yankee Line) in Ennismore.

Ice Sculpture Competition – 10am-4pm, February 2nd

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Lakefield is celebrating its 15th anniversary of spectacular ice sculptures with a Ice Sculpture Competition from 10am – 4pm at Cenotaph Park in Lakefield. This years theme is Mythical Woodland Creatures! You can bring your children out to the event to enjoy crafting statues out of ice provided in the ice garden.

There will also be an opportunity for you to cast a ballot for the People’s Choice Awards, which will be taking place at 5pm at the Thirsty Loon. If you hang on to your ballot stub, it’s a valuable discount coupon.

There will also be face painting offered from 12-4pm at Cenotaph Park, which is brought to you by the students at Oxford College!

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Some of the Ice Carvings from PolarFest 2017

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides – 11am, February 2nd

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PolarFest has it all – even hot air balloon rides! Stop by Isabel Morris Park in Lakefield at around 11:00am to view the area from the sky in a hot air balloon. The air balloon will be tethered and the event is conditional on the weather (must be a calm day with no wind). If there is any wind, the balloon will not be onsite.

Ice Sculptures – 11am to 3pm, February 2nd

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Stop by Heritage Park in Bridgenorth from 11am – 3pm to see some chainsaw ice carvings by the Ice People. Carvings will be on display at Heritage Park.

Polar Run – 11am, February 2nd

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If you enjoy running, consider taking part in the 5k Polar RUN. The run starts and finishes at The Village Inn in Lakefield. Sign in for the run at 10:30am. The run starts at 11am.

The run will take you through the village, out and back on the Lakefield Trail for a total of 5km. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome. The Polar Run is an old fashioned 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall for men and women (no chip timing). Awards ceremony and free post-race refreshments will follow.

Proceeds from the Polar RUN will support Athletics Ontario and Legion Track Club: Peterborough Legion Track.

Little Chippers – 11am to 3pm, February 2nd

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If you have kids who love to get creative, stop by Heritage Park in Bridgenorth from 11am – 3pm for some ice sculpture building! Little Chippers gives kids the opportunity to get creative with ice and can build their own ice sculptures. Ice People will be on hand to offer instructions.

Free Public Skating – 12pm to 1pm, February 2nd

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Stop by the Lakefield-Smith Community Centre for some public skating from 12 – 1 pm. This public skating is sponsored by Craftworks at the Barn!

Nordic Day – 12pm to 3pm, February 2nd

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Stop by the Ontario Speed Skating Oval Lakefield from 12pm – 3pm to take in the great outdoors and experience a day of Nordic sports! Adventure Outfitters will be at the Speed Skating Oval with a selection of cross country skis and snowshoes. It’ll be a great opportunity to try some speed skating or take a trip around the oval property on groomed trails!

Library Lego Play – 1pm to 4pm, February 2nd

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Planning on stopping by Cenotaph Park in Lakefield to see the ice sculptures? Stop by the Lakefield Library in the Centennial Room from 1-4pm to warm up! There will be LEGO and colouring for kids ages 4+.

Polar Paddle – 1pm, February 2nd

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Ever wanted to see a canoe paddled down the middle of a downtown street? Don’t miss the annual Polar Paddle in Lakefield. The annual event is taking place at 1pm on Queen Street!

Take part in the Polar Paddle by registering a team or watch as teams of six push or pull canoes down Queen Street. The canoes will be on wheels and participants will be dressed in costumes.

The Polar Paddle is sponsored by the Lakefield Pantry and Township of Selwyn. For more information or to register call Jennie MacKenzie at 705-652-6062 or email: lakefieldpantry@cogeco.ca

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Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides – 1pm to 4pm, February 2nd

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What winter festival would be complete without horse drawn sleigh rides? Stop by the Ennismore Community Centre from 1-4pm to enjoy sleigh rides & free hot chocolate.

Bridgenorth United Church Spaghetti Dinner – 5pm to 8pm, February 2nd

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Having spent the day checking out all the fun PolarFest activities offered in the township, you’ll probably have built up quite the appetite. So, make sure to stop by Bridgenorth United Church for their Spaghetti Dinner from 5pm – 8pm! Not only will there be delicious spaghetti to eat, there will also be musical entertainment with guest musicians and singers. Entry is $10 for adults and $5 for children 7 and under.

Candlelight Skate – 6pm to 9pm, February 2nd

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Finish of the second day of PolarFest with a candlelight skate from 6-9pm at the Ontario Speed Skating Oval (next to the water tower in Lakefield). The 400m oval will be lite with hundreds of candles to guide you.

The skating is free. Rental speed skates will be available. You’ll want to bring a flashlight to guide you from the parking lot to the Oval rink.

Sunday, February 3rd

Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show – 10am to 3pm, February 3rd

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For the 12th year, the Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Club of Canada will be hosting an Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show at Rotary Park in Ennismore from 10am – 3pm. Stop by to see some cool snowmobiles! All vintage snowmobile enthusiasts are welcome to come out and display their snowmobiles. All snowmobiles welcome.

The display is sponsored in part by R.J. Brown Insurance Brokers. For more information, contact Alex Lamore at alamore@bell.net or call 705-775-0141.

Ice Sculptures on Display – 11am to 3pm, February 3rd

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Some of the 2015 Polarfest Ice Sculptures on Display

Stop by either Cenotaph Park in Lakefield or Heritage Park in Bridgenorth from 11am-3pm to see the ice sculptures on display from the weekend’s festivities.

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides – 11am, February 3rd

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Balloon Rides are back at Rotary Park in Ennismore. Stop by around 11am to view the area from the sky in a tethered hot air balloon. Event is weather permitting (must be a calm day with no wind).

Outdoor IP Exhibition Game – LDMHA versus EMHA – 1pm to 2pm, February 3rd

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Come out and cheer on Ennismore Minor Hockey and Lakefield Minor Hockey as they host an outdoor exhibition game at the BEL Rotary Plunge site! Hockey game is taking place from 12pm-1pm at Rotary Park in Ennismore.

Lake Curling at Plunge Site – 12pm to 2pm, February 3rd

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Want to try curling? Join the Ennismore Curling Club at Rotary Park in Ennismore from 12-2pm to try some curling on Chemong Lake. There will be curling stones ready for use. Take part in a competition to see who can get their curling stone the closest for a chance to win a prize.

Free Public Skating – 1 pm to 2pm, February 3rd

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Free public skating will be offered at the Ennismore Community Centre from 1-2pm.

Polar Plunge – 2pm, February 3rd

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To close of the weekend’s festivities, stop by Chemong Lake at Rotary Park in Ennismore for BEL Rotary’s 39th Annual Polar Plunge! This year’s theme is Hockey Plunge in Canada, so grab your mouth guard and your favorite jersey and get ready to plunge! The Polar Plunge will be taking place at 2pm.

If you come early to the park this day, you can take a RE/MAX tethered hot air balloon ride, try lake curling or cheer on the IP’s in an exhibition pond hockey game!

 

For more info on PolarFest, visit the Township of Selwyn’s website HERE.

How to Vote in the 2018 Municipal Elections for the Township of Douro-Dummer, Township of Selwyn, Municipality of Trent Lakes & Township of North Kawartha

voteVoting Day for the 2018 Municipal Elections is coming up on Monday, October 22nd!

The Township of Douro-Dummer, Township of Selwyn, Municipality of Trent Lakes, and Township of North Kawartha have all opted to use electronic voting this year. Electronic voting allows electors to vote 24/7 starting October 9th until October 22nd. Voting closes at 8pm on October 22nd.

Electronic voting can be done from any device with an Internet connection (computer, cell phone, iPad, laptop) or with a touch-tone telephone, so it is a convenient way to vote!

If you are using electronic voting for the first time and are not sure how, watch this video.

You qualify to vote if:

  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day, October 22, 2018,
  • You are a Canadian Citizen,
  • You or your spouse lives, rents or owns property in the municipality, and
  • You are not otherwise prohibited by law from voting.

Township of Douro-Dummer

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There are no paper ballots for Douro-Dummer this year. Voting opened October 9th and closes October 22nd at 8pm.

You should have received a Voter Information Letter with a Personal Identification Number (PIN). If you have not received this letter, call 705-652-8392.

Cast your vote online at dourodummer.simplyvoting.com or by calling 1-866-312-8854.

More information for Douro-Dummer.

Township of Selwyn

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There are no paper ballots for Selwyn Township this year. Electronic voting stations are available at the Selwyn Township office (1310 Centre Line) for public use. Voting opened October 9th and closes October 22nd at 8pm.

Eligible voters should have received a personalized voting instruction package with details on how to vote online or by phone. If you have not received your package, please call 705-292-9507.

Cast your vote online at selwyn.simplyvoting.com or by calling 1-866-398-1458.

More information for Selwyn.

Municipality of Trent Lakes 

trentlakesThere are no paper ballots for the Municipality of Trent Lakes this year. Voting opened October 9th and closes October 22nd at 8pm.

Trent Lakes Municipal Office (760 County Road 36) has set up a Help Centre with telephone and internet access for electors who do not have access to the necessary connections. If you need assistance with electronic voting, please call 705-738-3800 ext 240.

If you have not received your Voter PIN Letter, please call 705-738-3800.

Cast your vote online at trentlakes.simplyvoting.com or by calling 1-866-398-1586.

More information for Trent Lakes.

Township of North Kawartha

northkawarthaThere will be no paper ballots for the Township of North Kawartha this year. Voting opened October 9th and closes October 22nd at 8pm.

The North Kawartha Township Office (280 Burleigh Street) has set up a Voter Help Centre with internet and telephone access for electors who do not have access to these connections.  Also, both branches of the North Kawartha Library offer public internet.

If you have not received your Voter Information Letter, contact the Township office at 705-656-5189.

Vote online at vote.northkawartha.on.ca or by calling 1-866-330-7012.

More information for North Kawartha.

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