Friday, May 19, 2017 - Elgin St. Thomas Public Health would like you to keep an eye out for their new tick posters (and ticks themselves!) as you head outdoors to enjoy this warmer weather. The Health Unit's Tick Tips poster is being put up at various parks and trails throughout the county.
St. Thomas, Ontario - The Elgin County Railway Museum received a $20,000 donation today from the Colchester Fund, an anonymous fund within the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation (ESCF). This contribution to the Museum’s Full Steam Ahead Capital Campaign, is designated towards the current roof replacement project.
"Oh Canada: We sing for thee!" Opens in Newly Renovated Theatre with a Celebration of Canadian Music
“A show that that celebrates the songwriters and artists that gave our great country its heart and its soul…”
For the opening show in its new “Grace Auditorium”, the Port Stanley Festival Theatre is thrilled to kick off the 2017 summer season with “Oh Canada: We sing for thee!” created by Leisa Way. Running from May 23rd, this foot-stomping musical revue enjoys a two-week run with a closing night Saturday June 3rd.
Photo (from left to right): Back Row: Shelley McVittie, Sparta Scarecrow Festival; Terri Vansevenant, Bayham Beachfest; Deb Logghe, Rosy Rhubarb Festival; Front Row: Marcia Pensa, Penny Crichton, Sharron Russell, Kim Yuhasz, - Off the Wall…And Off the Vine Art Show; Jessica DeBackere, Elgin County Tourism Services Coordinator; Natasha Fraser, Port Stanley Harbourfest; Karen Olmstead, Rosy Rhubarb Festival; Alan Smith, General Manager of Economic Development Elgin County.
CENTRAL ELGIN – Elgin County Economic Development is celebrating the cultural vibrancy that festivals and events bring to the community by supporting five local events through the 2017 Festival and Event Partnership Program.
Successful recipients of this grant funding were Port Stanley Harbourfest, the Rosy Rhubarb Festival, the Sparta Scarecrow Festival, the Off the Wall…And Off the Vine Art Show, and Bayham Beachfest who received a combined total of $6,000 in funding.
St. Thomas, Ontario - Visitors to the Elgin County Railway Museum will soon be able to experience more railway heritage. For more than twelve years, the organization has been unable to realize the full potential of its magnificent facility, because of the deteriorating condition of the century-old concrete paneled roof that is original to the building. The Museum, located in the former 1913 Michigan Central Locomotive shop currently has only 30% of its available floor space is accessible to the public for safety reasons. This limits visitors’ access to displays, and to the impressive collection of rolling stock railway equipment. Full replacement of the concrete roof with a modern metal system is needed. The organization has broken the project into sections, mirroring the stepped roof-line of the building, make the project and fundraising more manageable.
The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre presents an evening with Dell Henderson, April 8th, 2017, 7pm. Guest Speaker Pete Sheridan will outline the long and eventful career of St. Thomas born, Hollywood pioneer, Dell Henderson.
The Elgin Historical Society is pleased to announce the Talbot Anniversary Dinner will be held May 19th, at the St. Thomas-Elgin Art Centre (Drinks 6pm, Dinner 7pm). This dinner marks 200 years since the first such celebration in 1817.
March 9, 2017 - Entegrus Powerlines Inc. & St. Thomas Energy Inc. are holding information sessions in regards to the merger of the two organizations in the communities of Chatham, Strathroy & St. Thomas during the month of March.
Sessions will run from 6:30-8:30pm, and members from both organizations will be on site to answer questions. (St. Thomas Session: Thursday, March 30th, CASO Station, others listed below).
Since Ed Donkers first started teaching ballroom dance in 1995 hundreds of couples have enjoyed the fun and health benefits of dancing along with the hilarity of his unconventional teaching style. Organizers of a dinner-dance on April 8th want to recognize Ed’s teaching career and mark his retirement. They will also be celebrating the remarkable $66,000 contribution to local charities of the Elgin Ballroom Dance Club.
RODNEY, ON - Dozens of First Responders from across the province showed support on Thursday for The Stable Grounds, a residential treatment centre for PTSD.
The sun was shining and spring paid a visit across south western Ontario. It was also the dawning of a new residential treatment centre in Rodney, just outside of London. The Stable Grounds welcomed members of First Response teams to join them for the first look at their facility, and help cut the ribbon at their grand opening.
The Thames Talbot Land Trust (TTLT) was thrilled to recently accept the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation in recognition of its work at Hawk Cliff Woods in Elgin County.
ST. THOMAS – Nomination forms for the 44th Annual Honours and Awards Banquet are now being accepted at the Parks and Recreation Department, located at the St. Thomas Timken Community Centre, 75 CASO Crossing. The deadline is 4:00 pm Friday March 24, 2017. This year’s banquet will take place at 6 pm at Memorial Auditorium on Thursday April 20, 2017.
City of St. Thomas, Elgin County, YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin launch “Welcome to St. Thomas-Elgin” Immigration Portal website January 19th, 2017
St. Thomas, Ontario – The City of St. Thomas, Elgin County, and the YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin are happy to announce the launch of the new St. Thomas-Elgin Immigration Portal website, “Welcome to St. ThomasElgin.” The website was funded by the Government of Ontario and is one of 29 existing regional portals.
PORT STANLEY, ON - Port Stanley Festival Theatre held their Annual General Meeting on December 15th at the Theatre. The AGM is an opportunity for the Board and staff to share with Theatre Members, supporters and the public some of the work they've been doing over the last year, and their plans for the upcoming year.
ST. THOMAS, ON - After an effective consultation process, St. Thomas Energy (Ascent Group) announced today that they will be merging to create a new, larger entity with Chatham-Kent based Entegrus Powerlines. The deal will see both companies transform into a regional utility with a focus on efficiency, responsiveness and innovation.
ST. THOMAS, ON - STEAM Education Centre, a St. Thomas based non-profit learning initiative and centre, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Green Lane Community Trust Fund in support of the Centre’s re//BUILD.IT e-waste and computer repurposing program. STEAM Centre will receive $5000 towards program support of the re//BUILD.IT program.
ST. THOMAS, ON - STEAM Education Centre, a St. Thomas based non-profit learning initiative and centre, is participating in The Hour of Code – a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries in computer coding activities - this Saturday, December 10th from 1pm - 4pm with an open event to the community and media.
With ever-changing weather in this part of the country, no round of disc golf is ever taken for granted. But one thing is for sure, if the temperature is above freezing (or even hovering right around it) enthusiastic disc golfers in Southern Ontario are out on the course. This passion for the sport is the norm in and around Elgin County, and it grows tenfold when a Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) event comes to town. This will be the case Friday December 2 to Sunday December 4 at the St. Thomas Golf & Country Club (nicknamed Union).