While Thanksgiving in Canada traditionally signals the change in season from summer to fall, residents were busy across the county this past weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlette Arcand, left, Lisa Simon and Issac Pluim-Simon had fun, along with hundreds of other people, picking their Halloween pumpkins at Chappell Farms.
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.
Proud Newfoundlander George Tuttle hoisted his family's Halloween pumpkin at Chappell Farms on Monday.