Ontario's Southwest – Shaped by Nature


August 13th, 2014 | Posted by Loes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


We invite you to join us at The Arts & Cookery Bank as each of our daring “Boot Camp” chefs (young adults ages 13-20) accepts the challenge of preparing a fabulous “judge-reviewed” culinary creation. Be there when the Black Boxes are opened and our talented Boot Camp Chefs create innovative and delicious tastes from the mystery ingredients inside!


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Eat Your City Restaurant Week

August 7th, 2014 | Posted by Loes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

It’s time to celebrate our local restaurants!  For one week only, diners and food lovers can celebrate Windsor and Essex County’s local dining scene by taking part in a unique culinary event.


From August 11 to August 17, 2014, visit any Eat Your City Restaurant Week participating restaurant and indulge in 3-course meals for lunch or dinner at great values across the county. Each restaurant will offer a unique Eat Your City menu and highlight the diverse and exceptional local dining in the region.


Diners can enjoy a 3 course lunch for $10 or $15 or head out to dinner and indulge in a 3 course meal for $25 or $35 and choose from multiple selections for each course.


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Come one, come all! From August 21st to 24th, the annual Iron Horse Festival is making its comeback this year in style with a NEW location.


Bringing together the railway heritage that makes St. Thomas Canada’s railway capital, the festival will be sandwiched between 2 of the city’s most impressive railway assets, the Canada Southern Railway Station and the Elgin County Railway Museum.  For those of you who have to drive in, parking is in abundance off Third Ave (adjacent to the Railway Museum); meaning better parking, bigger space and more fun!


But in order to make all this happen, we need your help! Iron Horse is currently recruiting volunteers for its 20th anniversary.


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July 31st, 2014 | Posted by Loes in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

The Norfolk County Fairgrounds in Simcoe is looking for more than 50 men and women to work during the set-up, operation and teardown for Canada’s largest County Fair.


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Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, Ontario Hockey Federation, City of Sarnia and Municipality of Lambton Shores, announced that Sarnia-Lambton, Ont., will host the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 2-8, 2014. It will mark the seventh time in the 29-year history of the event that it will be held in Ontario.


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Elgin County Economic Development and Tourism want you to experience all that Elgin County has to offer this summer by entering a contest to win one of three prize packages valued at approximately $400 each. The contest will run from June 25 – September 1, 2014.


From intimate live theatre and engaging museums to inspiring art galleries, warm sandy beaches, tantalizing food, family adventures and unique boutique shopping, you’ll have a summer experience to remember in Elgin County.


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Birding in Ontario’s Southwest is known around the world thanks to important birding migration sites such as Point Pelee National Park and Long Point Provincial Park.  The region’s rich Carolinian ecosystem also provides an important breeding ground for species that are rarely found elsewhere in Canada.


Now anyone can enjoy birding in Ontario’s Southwest with the launch of Canada’s South Coast Birding Trail map.  This map highlights 17 key birding hubs which are prime birding locations to get started, and many more primary sites which are an integral part of the experience and should be included around the hubs as birders map out their route.


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In June 2014, the Savour Elgin/Elgin Arts Trail Experience Guide will be distributed to over 175,000 people as an insert in the Summer Edition of the LCBO Food & Drink magazine. By partnering with Food & Drink magazine, Elgin County will be able to reach a wide audience that is specifically interested in culinary and cultural attractions. These promotional efforts are supported by the Local Food Fund administered by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food.


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Fun is the watchword as HMCS OJIBWA celebrates the opening of its first full season on Saturday, May 17 right beside HMCS OJIBWA in Port Burwell.  In addition to tours inside and outside the submarine, a great day of fun and bargains has been planned by a local group called the Bayham SubMissions.  Proceeds go to the Museum of Naval History. There’s also submarine races for children 10 and under organized courtesy of Explorer’s Association BPSC Scouts of Straffordville as part of the Third Annual OJIBWA Fest.


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RED dollars flowing to HMCS OJIBWA

April 30th, 2014 | Posted by JT in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


Ontario Rural Economic Development Program RED that is. The Honourable Jeff Leal, Minister of Rural Affairs announced today that the Elgin Military Museum is to receive a Rural Economic Development (RED) Grant for $20,000 to go towards the development of on-line booking and audio guide systems.


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