Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Elgin County Shifts Tourism Season Into Drive With New Van!

Elgin County Tourism is pleased to announce that tourism season in Elgin is finally here. Elgin’s three tourism kiosks are open for the summer and our Elgin Tourism Cruiser is ready to hit the road!

Each summer Elgin Tourism staffs several kiosks across the County that provide residents and visitors with tourism information, maps, guides and other promotional materials from area attractions. This year Elgin County Tourism has added a van that will act as a mobile tourism kiosk, travelling to events across the county.

"The new Elgin Tourism Cruiser is a great way to promote our superb local attractions at events both inside and outside of Elgin County." said Tourism Development Coordinator, Kathryn Russell. "Look for us as we travel across the county this summer!"

The kiosks open on the Victoria Day long weekend in May and remain open until Labour Day weekend in September. They are located in the Port Stanley Festival Theatre building, at the historic Port Burwell Lighthouse, and at the Backus-Page House Museum in Wallacetown.

For more information about the kiosk locations call (519) 631-1460 ext. 164, email
tourism@elgin-county.on.ca or visit Elgin County Tourism at 450 Sunset Dr. St. Thomas.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Celebrate Mother's Day in Elgin County

Looking for some last minute ideas to treat Mom this Mother's Day? There are lots of options in Elgin County to make this Mother's Day one she won't forget!

Mother's Day Cookie & Wine Pairing
Quai Du Vin Estate Winery
Saturday May 11 - 10am -5 pm  Sunday May 12 12pm -5 pm

Mother's Day Countryside Ride & Winery Tour
Rush Creek Wines
Sunday May 12
Adults $15

A 20 minute wagon ride followed by a 90 minute winery tour with 9 tastings, food pairings and goodie bags. Pre-registration is required.

Mother's Day Open House
Heritage Line Herbs
Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12

Potted Herbs, Heirloom Vegetables, Gifts for the first 5 Moms each day.

Aylmer Community Theatre Presents: Honeymoon for Three by Uwe Meyer
Old Town Hall Theatre, Aylmer
May 9 - May 18
Mother's Day Matinee Sunday May 12 2pm
(519) 773-3372

Elgin Theatre Guild Presents: Old Love by Norm Foster
Princess Ave Playhouse, St. Thomas
May 9 - May 19
Mother's Day Matinee Sunday May 12 2pm
(519) 633-8530

Mother's Day Out at Sparta House Tearoom
May 12
(519) 775-2313
*Reservation Required*

Steed & Company Lavender Mother's Day Season Opening
May 12
(519) 494-5525

Mother's can indulge in a lovely lavender gift.

Lavender Sense Season Opening
May 12
(519) 762-2188

Saxonia Hall, German Canadian Club Mother's Day Dinner
Sunday May 12 @ 1pm
(519) 773-5271

Schnizel, cabbage rolls, garden salad, mashed potatoes and gravy + more!

Mother's Day Treats
Broderick's Ice Cream Parlour

Make reservations at one of the following Savour Elgin Member restaurants!

Green Frog Tearoom at Pinecroft
(519) 773-3435

Kettle Creek Inn
(519) 782-3388

Killer Desserts & Cafe
(519) 782-9987

Mad Hatters Tea Room
(519) 913-1278

Ruby's Cookhouse
(519) 773-8786

Windjammer Inn
(519) 782-4173

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Savour the Spring Flavours with ElginLicious

Savour Elgin is pleased to announce the return of its popular ElginLicious event this spring.

ElginLicious is an opportunity to take advantage of the area’s restaurants, wineries, specialty food shops and agri-tourism destinations at three great price points. Special promotions will be running at $10, $15 and $25 at participating Savour Elgin businesses from May 23 to June 2, 2013. ElginLicious features restaurants offering fixed price menus and also allows visitors to enjoy unforgettable experiences at a wide variety of Elgin County culinary destinations.

"This is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to savour the spring flavours in Elgin County," said Savour Elgin Coordinator Kate Burns. "Plant a patio herb garden, enjoy a traditional high tea with friends, tour a winery, sample some hand-made fudge or indulge in a delicious meal made with fresh local ingredients."

For a full listing of ElginLicious promotions or information about the Savour Elgin program visit
www.savourelgin.ca and click on the Events link or call 1-877-GO-ELGIN ext. 168.

2013 ElginLicious Promotions


Clovermead - Your choice of 4 types of honey in 90 gram jars with a small honey dipper. Retail value $15.
Empire Valley Farm Market & Greenhouses - Plant your own herb container.
Farmgate Market - Lunch special - deli sandwich, homemade salad, and drink.
Mad Hatter's Tea Room -Traditional High Tea. Retail value $15.
Tasty Sweets - Choice of sandwich, soup or side salad, dessert and drink.
Rush Creek Wines - 90 minute tour for 2 with wine tasting and food pairings, $5 gift card for each person to be used on a minimum $20 purchase. All tours much be registered on regular tour dates.


Steed & Company - Lavender jam, honey, marmalade sampler.
Heritage Line Herbs - Pizza with a side salad, tea, coffee, lemonade or juice OR Vegetable lasagna, salad and garlic bread plus a drink.
Killer Desserts & Café - Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza, individual size, choice of any Dessert and Coffee or Tea.
Windjammer Inn - Choice of Lunch entree with soup/salad; Dessert.
Empire Valley Farm Market & Greenhouses - Large patio tomato trellis and farm tour.
Harbourtown Fudge - Buy one pound of fudge for $15 and get a quarter pound free. Over twenty different flavours, featuring our Chocolate Cabernet Fudge during the ElginLicious campaign.
Pinecroft - Choice of daily special with a soup tasting, dessert and beverage for $15. Regular value $24.85.
Railway City Brewing Company - Tour and up to 3 samples each for up to 4 people, 1 souvenir glass, 1 souvenir t-shirt & $5 gift card, value $35 for only $15.
Lavender Sense - Selection of lavender tea blends, culinary lavender sample, lavender jam, marmalade, jelly or honey. Value $20.


Kettle Creek Inn - Choice of appetizer, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea.
Ruby's Cookhouse - Soup or salad, Mediterranean Chicken Breast served over rice with your choice of potato and vegetable, house made apple pie.
Quai du Vin - 2010 Vidal Gold - Dessert Ice-wine, regularly priced at $40.50.
Windjammer Inn - Choice of Special Appetizer, Entrée and Dessert.
The Arts and Cookery Bank - Rhubarb Pies & More - Telegraph House hosts a Touch & Taste demonstration on pies May 23rd. Book in advance space is limited.