A bevy of volunteers served up fashions old and new plus a delicious array of food at their annual Historical Fashion Show and High Tea. The event is the main fundraiser for the Sparta Church Museum.
“Port Bruce”, the latest exhibit at the Aylmer and Malahide Museum and Archives opened on Thursday June 21st with a splash – including a Lake Erie beach vista and sounds, and an old-fashioned beach picnic enjoyed by opening reception attendees.
Photo: Lindsey Duncan, Elgin County Tourism Services Coordinator; Alan Smith, Elgin County General Manager Economic Development; Trudy Bunde, Sparta Scarecrow Festival; Deb Logghe and Carol Olmstead, Rosy Rhubarb Festival; Marcia Pensa, Penny Crichton, Sharron Russell, Kim Yuhasz, - Off the Wall…And Off the Vine Art Show. Absent: Terri Vansevenant, Bayham Beachfest.
Quilts in Bloom filled the Shedden Complex with an amazing display of pattern and craftsmanship on April 13th and 14th.
Photos above. Top left - Bill Horn presents to Rachel Ginther (St. Thomas) winner of the Rose Bowl for voice; Top middle - Janey and Emily Lao (London), winner of scholarships; Top right - the John Wise Senior Choir (St. Thomas), award winner; Bottom left - Mary MacDonald presents to Alexander Friesen (Aylmer) winner of the silver tray for piano; Bottom right - Nancy Stormes presents to Katrina Wohlegmut (Dorchester), winner of the Stephanie Leung trophy and scholarship for piano.
The Rotary Music Festival Keynotes Concert celebrated 64 years, showcased some amazing local talent and announced an exciting new initiative which will provide new opportunities for young performers.
The Rotary Music Festival, ended Friday March 2 with the final competitions once again showcasing fine local talent. Shown above are are Alexander Friesen, Aylmer, Silver tray award; Katrina Wohlgemut Dorchester, Stephanie Leung award; Rachel Ginther, St. Thomas, Rose Bowl for vocal.
The Keynotes Keynotes Concert will take place on Friday April 6th, 7pm at the Salvation Army. All are welcome with admission by goodwill donation.
Elgin County’s new Heritage Centre hosted a Family Day Medieval Day on February 19th. Visitors turned out to pack the “castle” and experience some of the activities of medieval times.
Congratulations go to all who organized, judged, presented their soup creations and at the 2018 edition of Soups On! in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Photos at St. Anne's as well as who won below.
Several New Year's Levee events across Elgin County welcomed members and community to a warm welcome on a cold first day of 2018. Show below are photos from a few of the many Levees and some snowy outdoor scenes along the way.
One of Canada’s largest and most iconic sculptures – a massive steam locomotive pulling a coal car, a passenger car and a caboose – took its place today as the westerly gateway to St. Thomas.
With the installation nearly complete, creator Scott McKay grinned widely, “It went up without any problems or surprises.” The impressive sculpture will, however, surely be a surprising treat for those coming upon it as they use the west end roundabout.