Chang­ing sea­sons

The Barrie Examiner - - NEWS -

While Thanks­giv­ing in Canada tra­di­tion­ally sig­nals the change in sea­son from sum­mer to fall, res­i­dents were busy across the county this past week­end.

IAN MCINROY/BAR­RIE EX­AM­INER

Hun­dreds of peo­ple flocked to Chap­pell Farms in Oro-Me­donte Town­ship just north of Bar­rie on Mon­day to pick up their Hal­loween pump­kins. Ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue for the next cou­ple of weeks.

KEVIN LAMB/PHOTO

The Jewish Fall Har­vest Fes­ti­val of Sukkot was cel­e­brated at Am Shalom Con­gre­ga­tion in Bar­rie on Oct. 7, and they pre­sented a cheque to Peter Sond­burg of the Bar­rie Food Bank, along with the Mayor Jeff Lehman and MP John Bras­sard.

IAN MCINROY/BAR­RIE EX­AM­INER

Chap­pell Farms in Oro-Me­donte Town­ship just north of Bar­rie held fes­tiv­i­ties over the long week­end, in­clud­ing a minia­ture train ride, a corn maze, spooky barns, farm an­i­mals and wagon rides into the pump­kin fields.

KEVIN LAMB/PHOTO

Bill Thomp­son, left, helps Dave Fox re­move his mast on Oct. 7 at the City of Bar­rie Ma­rina in ad­vance of next week's crane re­moval of boats for win­ter stor­age.

IAN MCINROY/BAR­RIE EX­AM­INER

Charlette Ar­cand, left, Lisa Si­mon and Is­sac Pluim-Si­mon had fun, along with hun­dreds of other peo­ple, pick­ing their Hal­loween pump­kins at Chap­pell Farms.

PA­TRICK BALES/POST­MEDIA NET­WORK

An­other boating sea­son along the Trent-Sev­ern Water­way con­cluded Thanks­giv­ing week­end, as the canal shut down for an­other year. Oct. 8, the best day of the week­end to be on the wa­ter, was busy at Big Chute Marine Rail­way, Lock 44, on the Trent-Sev­ern. Sev­eral boaters took ad­van­tage of the ser­vice through the af­ter­noon, with many tak­ing the time to doc­u­ment their trip along the only marine rail­way still in use in North Amer­ica.

IAN MCINROY/BAR­RIE EX­AM­INER

Proud New­found­lan­der Ge­orge Tut­tle hoisted his fam­ily's Hal­loween pump­kin at Chap­pell Farms on Mon­day.

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