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.
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.
The lights were turned on for four evenings at the CASO Station to present the best of the season and a fundraiser for the on-going restoration of the historic building. Some photos from the November 30 are included below. Night Market dates: Tues Nov 28, Thur Nov 30, Wed Dec 13, Thur Dec 14.
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.
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.
On Saturday October 28th, a new Memorial Park was opened in downtown St. Thomas. A memorial to the Afghanistan War was unveiled by the Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor for the Province of Ontario. The Park brought together the Great War Memorial formerly located at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, the WWII Korea Cenotaph and the new Afghanistan War memorial.