Wil­liamstown Fair of­fers new at­trac­tions, pre­serves tra­di­tions 207th Wil­liamstown Fair

Seaway News - - News - SHAWNA O’NEILL shawna.oneill@tc.tc

WIL­LIAMSTOWN, On­tario – Canada’s old­est an­nual fair will cel­e­brate its 207th year this sum­mer from Aug. 10 to 12. Once again the fair will be pro­vid­ing fam­ily fun and will in­cor­po­rate new at­trac­tions this year.

The fair is re­ferred to as a ‘Her­itage Fair with a fam­ily at­mos­phere’, and it in­cor­po­rates a va­ri­ety of pro­grams, en­ter­tain­ment, com­pe­ti­tions, rides, food and mu­sic for fair­go­ers of all ages.

“In or­der to main­tain this rep­u­ta­tion, the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee con­stantly fo­cuses on what they can do to make the fair more en­joy­able for vis­i­tors ev­ery year,” said Ron Eamer in a press re­lease.

This year the fair will in­cor­po­rate 17 new in­flat­able rides, from alien laser tag, to a rock climb­ing slide, to a wipe­out zone, which is sim­i­lar to the ob­sta­cle course seen on the tele­vi­sion show Wipe­out.

“Con­tin­u­ing to fo­cus on be­ing ‘fam­ily friendly’, the com­mit­tee has booked some 17 in­flat­able rides for the en­ter­tain­ment area, which will pro­vide both chal­lenges and fun for fam­ily mem­bers of all ages — from tod­dlers to adults,” said Eamer in a press re­lease.

The fair will also hold a Teen Dance this year on Fri­day, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. at Pine Stage. The Teen Dance was a suc­cess­ful in­cor­po­ra­tion from last year, when the fair cel­e­brated Canada 150. Dur­ing Canada 150 cel­e­bra­tions, the fair hung 10 pro­vin­cial flags and three ter­ri­to­rial flags at the Cen­tre Stage in honour of our coun­try.

Stay­ing true to its roots, the fair will host an ar­ray of tra­di­tional ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing but not lim­ited to horse and cat­tle shows, wood­work­ing, pet­ting zoos, a tal­ent con­test, Karaoke Fun­fest, Farmer Olympics, a High­land dance com­pe­ti­tion, sheep shear­ing and herd­ing, tu­gof-war, the Quigley High­landers Pipe Band and live mu­sic. Ad­di­tion­ally, there will be con­ces­sions and ven­dors, an ar­ray of dis­plays — like minia­ture trains and an ex­hi­bi­tion hall and mu­seum.

Week­end passes for all three days are avail­able for $ 20 at some lo­cal busi­nesses in Mart­in­town, Wil­liamstown and Lan­caster prior to Aug. 1. After Aug. 1 the week­end passes will cost $25. Daily passes will be avail­able at the gate for $12. Daily un­lim­ited bracelets for the in­flat­able rides will be avail­able for $15, while in­di­vid­ual rides will be $3. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. williamstown­fair. ca or the fair’s Face­book page.

SPAGHETTI LUNCH & SUP­PER ~ Fri­day, July 27, brought to you by mem­bers of Knights of Colum­bus Coun­cil 755, 205 Amelia St. Ev­ery last Fri­day of the month. Lunch: 11am-1pm. Sup­per: 4:30-6pm. Meals in­clude: Spaghetti plate, coleslaw, bun, dessert, cof­fee or tea.

JOY OF LEARN­ING Adult Ba­sic Com­puter/ tablet/mo­bile tele­phone skills in the com­fort of your home or work­place. Learn to use emails, search the in­ter­net, or­ga­nize fold­ers and more. Call The Joy of Learn­ing 613-935-6857.

MART­IN­TOWN & DISTRICT HOR­TI­CUL­TURAL SO­CI­ETY - Do you en­joy Gar­den Tours, then join us on Wed­nes­day, July 18th. Meet at the Mart­in­town Com­mu­nity Cen­tre be­tween 8:30 & 9:00 AM to pick up your map, three gar­den to visit in the morn­ing, then lunch at The Grand Ho­tel in Mart­in­town, and two more gar­dens to visit in the af­ter­noon. Tick­ets are avail­able by call­ing Terri Reid at 613-528-4498.

CORN­WALL WESLEYAN CHURCH in­vites you to our Sun­day Morn­ing Wor­ship Ser­vice at 10:00 a.m. The Kings Kids and Com­pany will be pre­sent­ing a spe­cial pro­gram of pup­pets, songs, Bi­ble Sto­ries, crafts and more dur­ing the Kon­nect Church for chil­dren ages 4-12 for July 15 & 29. Nurs­ery is also avail­able. Bi­ble Study Thurs­day will re­sume the mid­dle of Au­gust. For fur­ther ac­tiv­i­ties re­fer to www.corn­wall­wes­leyanchurch. on.ca or call 613-936-0166.

WED­NES­DAY LUNCH ~ by the mem­bers of Knights of Colum­bus “Se­niors & Friends”, 205 Amelia St. Ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 11:30am-1pm. Also, Wing Night ev­ery Thurs­day from 5:30-8pm.

MART­IN­TOWN MILL “Christ­mas in July” - July 15. Free Ad­mis­sion 10am-3pm. Spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties for the kids, Christ­mas themed ven­dors dec­o­ra­tions, free good­ies. 5 artists inside the mill. 9 ven­dors out­side. Come and buy early Christ­mas gifts and en­joy the Chrit­st­mas good­ies.

WALK­ING WITH THE GALS is an open walk­ing group hosted by SASS of SDG&A. Tues­day morn­ings un­til Au­gust 7th we meet at the clock­tower in Lamoureux Park at 9:00-10:00am. All lev­els wel­come. If it rains we will meet at bot­tom of ramp at Civic Com­plex and walk in­doors. More info: vol­un­teer@sass­for­women.ca or 613932-1755 ext. 27

AVONMORE FAIR TAL­ENT SHOW Satur­day, July 21. Youth Tal­ent show starts at 4pm, fol­lowed by Adult Tal­ent Show at 8pm. The Tom Bishop’s Wild West Show will be held at 7pm. Info 613-346-2252 or email tal­ent@avon­more­fair.ca. www.avon­more­fair.ca.

VOL­UN­TEER FROM THE COM­FORT OF YOUR OWN HOME! The Tele­phone As­sur­ance Pro­gram is in need of vol­un­teers to make a daily friendly phone call to a se­nior liv­ing alone. This call pro­vides a safety check as well as in­creases their peace of mind and se­cu­rity within their home. If in­ter­ested, please call the Glen Stor Dun Lodge Out­reach Pro­gram at 613-933-3384 ext 4250.

LONG SAULT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH will be run­ning a FREE week long Va­ca­tion Bi­ble School, “Maker Fun Fac­tory” from July 31-Aug 5, 9:30am to 12 noon for kids age 4-12 years. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to join this fun time of songs, sto­ries, crafts, games and snacks. Early reg­is­tra­tion and free hot­dogs and ham­burg­ers will be served at Long Sault Splash Pad on Satur­day, July 21, 11am-2 pm. Info 613-534-9155.

14th AN­NUAL CHAR­ITY PIG ROAST - Satur­day, July 28 – 1 pm to 7 pm., 16050 Cty Rd 36, Long Sault. Lots of mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment. Pro­ceeds to Corn­wall Hos­pice and Frag­ile X. Fur­ther info Ken Mcgillivray 613-534-2011

TON CERVEAU AU BOULOT class con­tin­ues of­fer­ing many work­shops in July and Au­gust. The sec­ond work­shop is about nu­tri­tion where, among oth­ers, you learn to read the food la­bels prop­erly. This work­shop is en­ti­tled: Eat­ing bet­ter to think bet­ter ? It will be of­fered July 20th, at 9:30 a.m. at the Cen­tre Charles-émile- Claude. Due to lim­ited places avail­able, please reg­is­ter by call­ing Frédérique Théorêt at 613-932-1035 or by email at ser­vice­so­cial­c­cec@gmail.com. This work­shop is free but of­fered in French only.

AN­NUAL MEMORIAL SUN­DAY July 15th St. Andrew`s Presbyterian Church, South Lan­caster at 11 a.m. Any­one who has loved ones buried in the ceme­tery are in­vited to dec­o­rate the graves and at­tend this spe­cial ser­vice of re­mem­brance. St. Andrew`s Quar­tet, Rachel Du­plantie, Kevin Rus­sell, Janet and Brian Timms, will share their gift of mu­sic along with piper Rob­bie Mof­fatt. Fol­low­ing the ser­vice a lun­cheon will be served in the church hall. For more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Rev. Ian Macmil­lan at 931-2545.

LE COURS DE TON CERVEAU AU BOULOT con­tinue d’of­frir plusieurs ate­liers dans les mois de juil­let et août. Le deux­ième ate­lier con­cerne la nu­tri­tion, en­tre autres, com­ment lire les éti­quettes al­i­men­taires. Cet ate­lier est in­ti­t­ulé : Bien manger pour mieux penser ? Il sera of­fert le ven­dredi 20 juil­let prochain à 9 h 30 au Cen­tre Charles-émile-claude. Étant donné du nom­bre lim­ité de places, vous êtes priés de vous en­reg­istrer en écrivant au ser­vice­so­cial­c­cec@gmail.com ou en com­mu­ni­quant avec Frédérique Théorêt au 613-932-1035. Au­cun frais pour cet ate­lier.

MU­SI­CAL WORHSHIP SER­VICE Award­win­ning Gospel group “The Proverbs” will be per­form­ing at the Avonmore Fair. Satur­day, July 22 at 9:30am. They are one of Canada’s best known Chris­tian Mu­sic Artists with a ca­reer that be­gan in 1967. They will also per­form at show at noon on the stage. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Avonmore Fair visit www.avon­more­fair.ca

TRIN­ITY CHURCH YARD SALE Trin­ity Church Corn­wall, 105 Sa­cond St., W., is hold­ing a “Gi­ant Garage Sale” on Satur­day, July 21st, from 9:30 to Noon. Items from our Craft cir­cle, in­clud­ing items to cre­ate your own crafts, along with many things found in the “Hall cleanup”. Our Sis­ter Parishes of Long sault and Lan­caster will also be par­tic­i­pat­ing. Come, browse.... you may find a great deal.

GREEN THUMBS HOR­TI­CUL­TURAL SO­CI­ETY in­vite you to their an­nual Flower Show and Vic­to­rian Tea at the Meet­ing Place, Wil­liamstown Fair Grounds, July 14. En­joy the scent of the sea­son! Come see who has the best marigold on the block! Doors open at 2–4pm. Free ad­mis­sion/free will do­na­tion for tea!

CORN­WALL COM­FORT QUILTS Lo­cated at The Care Cen­tre, 510 Sec­ond Street East, Corn­wall. Meets last Wed­nes­day of each month (ex­cept De­cem­ber) Info: Hazel 613-933-3883, He­len 613- 932- 9517, Jan­ice 613- 936- 1951. Email: Corn­wall­com­fort@gmail.com.

CASINO TRIP to Shore Line Gananoque on Satur­day, July 28, bus de­parts at 9:30am. Info: 613-932-6534. Pro­ceeds to­ward St. Joseph’s Con­tin­u­ing Care Cen­tre.

LA PAROISSE DE LA COCATHÉDRALE DE LA NATIVITÉ DE LA B. V. M. 300, chemin Mon­tréal, Corn­wall, ( 613- 932- 7505). Messes do­mini­cales le di­manche à 10h et le samedi à 17h.

DOES FOOD CON­TROL YOUR LIFE? Do you con­stantly diet, starve, binge or purge? Do you hate your body? Do you eat and feel guilty? STOP hurt­ing your­self with food. There is a place for you! We meet ev­ery Mon­day evening at 6: 30pm at Wesleyan Church, 780 Syd­ney, Corn­wall. You are not alone. Con­tact 613 6629979 or oa.corn­wall@gmail.com

REX IN­VITES YOU TO THE AMAZ­ING SCI­ENCE CEN­TRE, 52 Eighth Street East, Corn­wall, open Satur­days 1–4pm. Avail­able for groups by ap­point­ment. New pre­sen­ta­tions “In the Be­gin­ning“a jour­ney to Gal­axy’s and a trip through our So­lar Sys­tem, as well as “What killed our Di­nosaurs“Call 343-885-9633

ALZHEIMER SO­CI­ETY Pad­dle Poker Run on July 21 at Hy­brid Marine. Golf Tour­na­ment on Au­gust 17. Call 613 932- 4914 for info and reser­va­tions.

MART­IN­TOWN GRIST MILL Sun­days (July 1-Sept 2)-10am-3pm. Free ad­mis­sion. Artists inside, farm­ers’ mar­ket, ven­dors, and spe­cial events (Christ­mas in July-july 15) & (Doors Open - Aug. 18 & 19), en­ter­tain­ment, 2nd floor mu­seum.

NAVY CLUB Thurs­day sup­per 5 pm. Dif­fer­ent menu weekly. Karaoke with Ge­orgie 5-9 pm. 30 Sixth St. East 613-938-0285

MOOSE LODGE (1367) Dance to Billy Gabriel, Satur­day, July 14 from 8pm-12am. We have Hall Rentals for all oc­ca­sions. Moose Lodge, 443 – 11th St. West. 613-938-0666.

BE­REAVED FAM­I­LIES OF ON­TARIO Spaghetti Sup­per Fundraiser – Satur­day, July 14, start­ing at 5:30 pm – at Royal Cana­dian Le­gion – 415 Sec­ond St. West. Tick­ets avail­able at Be­reaved Fam­i­lies of­fice – 216 Mon­treal Rd., Royal Cana­dian Le­gion and Event Brite. Info: Ileen Cayer 613-936-1455 or Fran­cis Round­ing 613-330-1922.

SASS CEN­TRE SUP­PORT GROUPS Wed­nes­day, July 18th and Wed­nes­day Au­gust 15th at 5-7pm at 123 Amelia Street, Corn­wall, ON. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Top­ics dis­cussed may in­clude Con­sent, Healthy Re­la­tion­ships, Self- blame, Trig­gers, and Dis­so­ci­a­tions. More info: vol­un­teer@sass­for­women.ca or 613-932-1755 ext. 27.

BAKE TA­BLE Lan­caster Bake Sale on July 21st at St John’s Church Ro­zon park­ing lot.

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