Thursday, 28 June 2012

Canada Day Weekend in Elgin County!

It's time again to celebrate the birthday of our great country! Communities across Elgin County are getting into the spirit this Canada Day long weekend! check out the links and listings below for everything going on in Elgin County this weekend!

Municipal Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day Celebrations in Port Burwell

Enjoy a parade at 1pm followed by a flag raising ceremony, music, entertainment, children's activities and cake cutting. Visit the Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse.

Annual Canada Day Celebrations in Aylmer

Family fun for everyone! Fireworks, children's activities etc. Please see website for more details!
5pm - dusk at the East Elgin Community Complex.

Town of Aylmer 125th Anniversary Celebrations

Celebrate the Town of Aylmer's 125th Anniversary this weekend with free concerts, children's activities, heritage tours, BBQ's, picnics and more! Thurs June 28th - July1st.

125th Anniversary Schedule

Port Stanley CANFEST

A Canada Day Celebration featuring live music, boat parade, fireworks, Port Perch Plate, Veterans parade and cake cutting. See website for more details!

Canada Day Celebrations in St. Thomas

The City of St. Thomas is hosting a spectacular fireworks display at 10pm. Food, Fun and Family entertainment! DJ Tarry Complex.

Canada Day in Dutton

Enjoy fun activities throughout the day! Free swim, volunteer awards, opening ceremonies, musical entertainment, kids activities, fireworks at dusk. 12pm - dusk at Sons of Scotland Park, Dutton.

Canada Day Celebrations in West Lorne

1pm Kids Country Carnival and other activities, 5pm fish fry; 7pm opening ceremonies, baseball game, Snake Lady show, 9:30pm fireworks. Miller Park, West Lorne.

Other Events this Weekend!

Port Stanley Art Association Show

An art show displaying works from members of the Port Stanley Art Association.

CANFEST Weekend at the Art Emporium

Visit the Art Emporium during Port Stanley's CANFEST Celebrations. Featuring 29 Regional Artists. 177 Main St. Port Stanley.

Saturday Afternoons with the Beekeeper -Clovermead Apiaries

Spend 30 or so minutes with the beekeeper and see a beehive opened up for you personally! Reserve a spot online or just take a chance and show up! $10/pp

Music in the Park

Free musical entertainment every Sunday evening in July at Pinafore Park. Showcasing local talent in folk, country, and easy listening. 7pm.

Canada Day BBQ and 1/2 Price Herb Sale

Celebrate Canada Day with a bbq lunch by the waterfalls. Visit website for menu. 4" herbs are half price for the day.

Show & Shine in the Shade

Cash prizes, great prize table, breakfast, Van Car Show. Sponsored by the Optimist Club of West Lorne. 8:00am registration on July 1st. Miller Park West Lorne.


Pinecroft Summer Concert Series

Join the Jammin' in the Cabin Band and several special musical guests for a free concert at Pinecroft on Monday July 2nd 1pm-5pm!

For more event listings visit

Monday, 11 June 2012

Elgin County Conference to Focus on E-marketing


Elgin County Economic Development will focus on online marketing in the latest installment of the Elgin County Conference Series to be held in late June.

"In order to be successful in today's competitive environment, businesses must master the latest technologies, " said Alan Smith General Manager of Economic Development for the County. "This seminar will give Elgin County businesses an opportunity to increase web recognition and to develop professional e-marketing skills."

Elgin County’s E-Marketing Conference is a one-day seminar connecting small businesses to the web through websites, social media, and more. Topics presented will include: the basics of getting online, maintaining a web presence, social media, e-newsletters, online advertising and how to make a website profitable. Engaging presentations will be delivered by speakers ranging from successful business owners to e-marketing specialists.

E-Marketing will take place on Wednesday, June 27th at the Wharf Restaurant in Port Stanley. The total cost of the conference is $30 and includes breakfast and lunch.

For more information on speakers and topics, visit or register by calling 519-631-1460 ext 168 or e-mailing