Monday, 30 March 2015

Easter Fun in Elgin County!

There are lots of great events and activities going on in Elgin County this Easter! Take advantage of the long weekend to get out and enjoy the community!

STEGH Easter Bake Sale & Spring Bazaar
April 1
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital 189 Elm St., St. Thomas

The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary present an Easter Bake Sale and Spring Bazaar. Come check out twenty participating vendors. Those who spend at least $15 will receive free parking. 

Port Stanley Terminal Rail Easter Egg Hunt Trains
April 3, 4 & 5Trains depart at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
309 Bridge St., Port Stanley
Adults $15, Children (2-14) $9

Enjoy a scenic ride on the Port Stanley Terminal Railway and hunt for eggs along the station grounds at Union. Please arrive at the station 30 minutes prior to departure. 

HUB Kids Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 311 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Union St. Park, Belmont 

Visit from the Easter Bunny. Raffle table and jelly bean guess. BBQ lunch. 

"Build a Bunny" -  Playshop at Silverthorn Landscape Supplies
 April 410 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Silverthorn Landscape Supplies, 
46400 Talbot Ln, RR #3, St.
$30 + HST

Visit Silverthorn Landscape to build your own Easter Bunny out of rocks. Pre-registration is required as space is limited - call the number below.  

St. Thomas Kinsmen Easter Egg Hunt
April 4
Easter Bunny arrives at 9 a.m., Egg Hunt starts at 10 a.m.
Pinafore Park, St. Thomas 

Hunt for eggs in three age groups: 1-4, 4-8, 9-12. Free face painting. Plenty of special prize eggs. Hotdogs, juice, pop, coffee, hot chocolate will be available for a small fee.
Easter Egg Hunt in West Lorne
April 4
1 p.m.
Miller Park, West Lorne

Bring your own basket and hunt for eggs in West Lorne! The Easter Bunny will make an appearance. Sponsored by West Lorne Optimist Club.
Easter Egg Hunt in Rodney
April 4
10 a.m.
Rodney Park

An exciting time for children to get together, meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs indoors and outdoors. Children are well rewarded! Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Rodney.
Easter Bunny Visits Sparta
April 4
Noon - 3 p.m.
Sparta House Tea Room, side room 

Free picture with the Easter Bunny in the side room of Sparta House Tearoom. Robson's Studio will mount your picture for free. Draws, Easter Egg hunts and specials at participating businesses. Donations to Caring Cupboard appreciated!
Easter Events at Canadale
April 4 & 5
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Canadale Nurseries, 269 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas 

Meet the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera and take a photo with him. Free Kid's Club crafts. Easter scavenger hunt for kids!

For more great events in Elgin County visit

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Reviving the Lost Arts at the Arts and Cookery Bank

The Arts and Cookery Bank wants to help you learn the lost arts of cooking that were so natural to our grandmothers! You'll leave with a Lost Arts Guide Book so that you can repeat these great techniques at home! 

March 25 - Back to Basics ... Gluten Free - 6:30pm
April 21 - Makin' Homemade Marshmallows - 1:30pm
May 6 - Makin' Homemade Marshmallows - 6:30pm
May 19 - Makin' Pies, Tarts & More - 1:30pm
May 28 - Back to Basics ... Gluten Fee - 1:30pm
June 10 - Natural Pickling  - 6:30pm
June 25 - Makin' Stocks 7 Soups - 6:30pm
July 7 -  Makin' Homemade Marshmallows - 1:30pm
July 22  - Makin' Biscuits & Buns - 6:30pm
August 13 - Natural Pickling  - 6:30pm
September 16 - Natural Pickling  - 1:30pm
September 22 - Makin' Biscuits & Buns - 6:30pm
October 15 - Makin' Pies, Tarts & More - 6:30pm
October 28 - Makin' Stocks & Soups - 1:30pm

$25 per session

Address: 242 Graham Road, West Lorne
Phone: 519-768-9986

Friday, 6 March 2015

Plan Your Summer with the Official Elgin County Visitor’s Guide

Elgin County Tourism is pleased to announce that the official 2015 Elgin County Visitor’s Guide is now available!

The weather may still be cold outside but Elgin County Tourism is dreaming of long sunny days and warm Lake Erie breezes. Before you know it, summer will be here and now is the perfect time to start planning your vacation. With kilometres of sandy beaches, lush Carolinian forest hiking and cycling trails, peaceful campgrounds, vineyards perched on rolling country hills and an abundance of mouth-watering culinary attractions, Elgin County is the place to be this summer! 

The guide includes arts and entertainment, museums and attractions, shopping, dining, golf and recreation, overnight accommodations and events listings. 

Pick up your copy of the Elgin County Visitor’s Guide at the Elgin County office at 450 Sunset Dr. St. Thomas or call 1-877-GO-ELGIN (519-631-1460 ext. 168) to have a copy mailed to your home or business location.