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.
Rogers Hometown Hockey rolled into downtown St. Thomas for the weekend of Nov 18 & 19. Enthusiastic crowds joined in the fun with special hockey guests, games and prizes, live music and the finale, a Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party with Ron McLean and Tara Slone.
Many of the businesses in Sparta kicked off the Christmas season with special events and happenings over the annual Christmas in Sparta weekend. Below are photos from a few of them on Saturday.
The annual Christmas tree lighting outside City Hall in St. Thomas took place with a countdown to turn on the lights, hot chocolate, carols and a visit from St. Nick.
Volunteers, homeowners and businesses presented the Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives 16th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes November 17th and 18th. Stops included four homes as well as the Museum with opportunity to view the "Memories of Main Street" Exhibit, enter for prizes and try some treats and samples. The tour is the Museum's biggest fundraising event of the year.
Kids looking for a scary good time visited the St. Thomas Public Library on October 27th for their annual haunting. The Library was also one of the stops on the Downtown Development Board's Pumpkin Prowl.
Wallacetown Fair 157th Edition presented something for everyone throughout the weekend, including a Friday Dance with Marshall Dane, OPP Golden Helmets, Wallacetown's Gpt Talent, The Magical World of Majinx, Mud Bogg with entertainment by The Mudmen, plus old favourites seen in some of the Sunday photos below.
Several organizations in St. Thomas and Elgin County enthusiastically joined in the national Culture Days celebration September 29th to October 1st 2017. They invited public participation in well over fifty events at many locations. Find photos below from a few of Saturday's activities.
The 2017 Iron Horse Festival took place from August 17th to 20th on the historical rail yards of the Elgin County Railway Museum, next to the Canadian Southern (CASO) Station. Some scenes from this year's Festival ...
Guests enjoyed high tea and a historical fashion show at the Sparta Church Museum on Saturday July 8th. This is the third year that the many volunteers have come together in support of the museum. The colourful parade of fashion featured men's, women's and children's clothing from the 1700s to the later 1900s, most with a connection to the people and history of Sparta. Volunteers included the fashion show participants pictured above along with many who served tea and goodies.