WYEVALE PARKS & RECREATION MEETING
MONDAY, SEPT. 27th
6:30pm @ Wyevale United Church
Please join us outside on the lawn for a short meeting. Discussion will include upcoming events within our community, Tiny Township updates & a few other topics. Please join us and contribute any suggestions you may have to help engage residents in our community. If interested we are looking for the position of Treasuer. Questions? Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook page Wyevale Parks and Recreation Association.
We are thrilled to announce our 3rd annual Rock Star Employee Contest
Do you have an employee that goes “above and beyond”? Someone who gives that little something extra and stands out from the crowd? We want to celebrate them! Send us their name, a great photo of them and a 50-word summary of why they are so fabulous! We will sing their praises with a spotlight on social media PLUS they will be entered in a contest to win!
ENTER your Rock Star employee for a chance to WIN:
Thank you to these amazing businesses for donating the prizes!
a luxurious two night stay with breakfast at Dragonfly Dreams Inn
dinner for two at Dillon’s Wood Fired Pizza ($100 gift card)
a relaxing 30-minute Aromatherapy massage at Vincent Salon & Spa
a $25 gift card for Cafe Kittyhawk
Please email nominations to email@example.com
Nomination deadline is September 30th, 2021
Ontario maple syrup producers launch new fall event: Fall in Love with Maple, Sept. 25 to Oct. 3
The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (OMSPA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new event in Ontario, Fall in Love with Maple. Running from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, this event includes participating sugarbushes from nearly 40 locations across Ontario and is a wonderful opportunity for people to get out and see the fall colours in some of the most beautiful locations in the province.
“Fall is such a magical time in the sugarbush, when the leaves change colours, and we wanted to be able to share that experience with others,” Leann Thompson, Chair of the OMSPA Maple Weekend working group said. “The success of the spring provincial event, Maple Weekend, tells us that people love to learn more about making maple syrup and celebrate Ontario’s maple heritage.”
In 2020 and 2021, Maple Weekend was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, however, this event in the past has attracted more than 15,000 visitors to rural locations and sugarbushes across Ontario. The fall event is hoped to draw those same visitors to the sugarbush during warmer weather, to take part in an outdoor maple-focused event.
Hosted by OMSPA, Fall in Love with Maple is a celebration of the Canadian tradition of maple syrup production, and features nine days of activities and specials at participating maple syrup producers across the province. This fun, free, family-friendly event will run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. *Participating sugarbushes may limit their participation to specific weekends or days and visitors are encouraged to check the website before heading out.
Visitors to participating sugarbushes during this nine-day event can expect to experience the stunning foliage that permeates maple sugarbushes, where the leaves transition from green to brilliant shades of gold, orange, and red. The event will feature guided or unguided trail walks, outdoor activities, and chatting one-on-one with the maple syrup producers who make this sweet liquid gold.
“We all love to see the fall colours in Ontario,” Thompson said. “During Fall in Love with Maple you can visit a new sugarbush or head to an old favourite. You can stop at one location or visit a few in one day or over several, it’s all up to you.”
For its inaugural year, there will be close to 40 producers taking part in Fall in Love with Maple with participants from the following Ontario regions: Algoma, Algonquin & District, Eastern Area, Grey-Bruce & District, Lanark & District, Ottawa Valley, Quinte & District, Simcoe & District, Southwestern Area and Waterloo-Wellington.
A list of participating Fall in Love with Maple maple syrup producers is available on the Ontario Maple website, along with further details about specials and activities for visitors at the nearly 40 locations across the province. Visitors are invited to visit the website at https://www.ontariomaple.com/fall-in-love-with-maple/ for more information.
As the official voice of sugar makers in the province, OMSPA represents approximately 600 maple syrup producers from across the province, who are committed to producing a high-quality product for consumers to enjoy. Members are involved with a wide range of activities organized at the provincial level or through one of the 11 local chapters located across the maple producing areas of Ontario.
CYCLISTS GEAR UP IN SUPPORT OF RVH’S YOUTH DIABETIC CLINIC
Pictured left to right are Dr. Darlene Newnham and Dr. Richard Goudie, founders of the Tour de T1D cycling event.
On Sunday, September 26, cyclists will unite for the third annual Tour de T1D, a charity ride in support of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Youth Diabetic Clinic.
Organized by RVH’s Dr. Richard Goudie, and his wife Dr. Darlene Newnham, this annual event is held in honour of their son Lukas, who lives with Type 1 diabetes and has received care at the RVH clinic.
“The team at RVH’s Youth Diabetic Clinic has helped our family in so many ways; from providing emotional support to helping navigate through the often unforeseen challenges that come with a chronic disease,” says Dr. Goudie. “Community support will directly impact families navigating a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis – families just like ours.”
The RVH Youth Diabetic Clinic develops opportunities for children, youth and families to connect, receive support and learn about diabetes while supporting their overall wellbeing.
“Tour de T1D shines a light both on the young people who face this chronic disease with such resilience, as well as the specialized care that RVH offers them,” says Pamela Ross, CEO, RVH Foundation. “We are grateful to supporters like Dr. Goudie and his family for their determination in supporting other families who are affected by Type 1 diabetes.”
For a minimum registration donation of $100, cyclists can participate in a scenic 25 km, 50 km or 100 km ride through the picturesque, rolling hills of Horseshoe Valley. This event will be held in observance of all current public health guidelines, with participants departing for their route in designated departure windows, from The Heights Ski and Country Club.
For more information or to register, please visit www.tourdet1d.ca
FALL EVENTS AT THE WYE MARSH
Maple & Delights Art Exhibition
September 25, 2021 from 2:00pm-4:00pm, with Artist Remarks at 2:30pm.
Wye Marsh is currently partnering with Quest Art School + Gallery to host 3 regional artists as artists-in-residence on site at Wye Marsh to capture and explore the beauty of wetlands, nature, and specifically maple. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of the work by the artists at Wye Marsh. This residency is being undertaken by three regional artists: Holly Archer, Kasia Latos, and Aaron White. Wye Marsh and Quest Art gratefully acknowledge the support from the Government of Canada – Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage funding for this project.
Migratory Birds Workshop – September 25, 2021
As our fall migrants travel through our region we are offered a brief glimpse at these species as they travel south. This opportunity presents itself but two times per year!
Understanding Migration: This first part of this workshop will focus on all of the theory and mechanics of migration. We will explore the origins of migration, types of migration, how migration is navigated, the best places to view migration in Simcoe county, and ethical principles of birding.
Migration Identification: The second part of this workshop series focuses on identification. Be ready to learn intricate details of each species of songbird that can be found during this integral time of year for birds. Details like habitat preferences, behaviours, field marks, and songs & calls will be studied before voyaging on an identification hike to work on our newfound skills and see some of nature’s most amazing creatures!
The workshop will include a hike to look for migratory waterfowl and songbirds, so please dress accordingly.
Registration: Please contact 705-526-7809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Elmvale Virtual Thanksgiving Celebration
With the 2021 Elmvale Fall Fair unfortunately cancelled again due to COVID-19, the Flos Agricultural Society has plans to keep the fall fair spirit going this thanksgiving weekend by once again hosting the Elmvale Virtual Thanksgiving Celebration.
Details surrounding the event will be shared within the next few weeks. Expect all of the events you enjoyed from 2020 + more!
Fireworks, the tractor drive-by, online activities and some very exciting additions for 2021.
Please visit Elmvale Fall Fair on Facebook to learn more.
START-UP DATES FOR ACTIVITIES
Wherever you see an activity that you would like to try, or are interested in, please call the Convenor who is named under that activity to get your name on their roster. Reason this is so important is because of Covid Protocols – Only 25 people in the Main Hall, and 15 in the Craft Room.
Don’t wait – Act now! Get your name on that activity you want to participate in ASAP.
Give your Convenor a call, or email as soon as you know you what you want to participate in. They will have a waiting list as well, so once there is room, or the restrictions have been lifted you will be called.
PickleBall – NOW PLAYING
4:00 – 6:00 pm – Kevin James – email@example.com
Here’s a link to the signup sheet. https://signup.com/go/WSrioHS
Mindfulness & Meditation – ON-GOING SESSIONS
6:30 – 7:30 pm Dawna Proudman firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 705-795-9983
***Bid-Euchre – Sept 28th
6:30 – 9:30 pm – Elaine Willison- email@example.com. Call 705-361-2673
LifeStyles – Sept. 22nd
9:00 – 11:00 am.- Marilyn Lester. Call 705-361-1592
PickleBall – NOW PLAYING
4:00 – 6:00pm – Kevin James – firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a link to the signup sheet. https://signup.com/go/WSrioHS
Nordic Pole Walking (Tiny Marsh) – ON-GOING SESSIONS 9:30 – 10:30 am – Dawna Proudman bayshoreseniors.com. Call 705-795-9983
Gardening – ON-GOING SPRING – FALL
8:00 – 10:00 am.- Karen Whitfield/ Sandy Baker
VON SMART Fitness – ON-GOING SESSIONS
9:30 – 10:30am- Dawna Proudman- bayshoreseniors.com
Library will open end of September.
** Shuffleboard – While seated you don’t need a mask – while playing you do.
*** Bridge and Bid-Euchre – Masks on while playing, sanitizer on each table – sanitize regularly while playing. Non-members, as well must be double vaxed, with proof.
– Flos Agricultural Society