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Family Day in the Country

27 Feb


by Diva Jenna

There seems to be more and more family day activities planned each year, as the holiday becomes more prominent. Many of the events are planned for children, which I don’t have, but I sure do love taking part in adventures!

I wanted to spend the day with my family, so we decided to take a drive and walk in Goderich. What a beauty day for this! We watched lots of families and friends walking and playing in yards and public places.


When we got home, Taylor decided to try out his new dirt bike ( I know, there isn’t much dirt showing right now, but he had just picked it up on Saturday!). Dirt biking and four-wheeling are leisure hobbies in my family and town for that matter. Even our cat Aiko venture out with us sometimes!  It seems that most people in Port Albert have one or the other. It was a bit cold out, but Taylor braved the weather and rode the bike around for almost an hour!

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All in all we had a great day and we were very happy to have the Monday off to spend time together. If you are looking for cool events happening in Huron, check out this calendar and start planning your trip here – http://www.ontarioswestcoast.ca/events/events.php


Let’s Celebrate our Heritage and Culture – Canada Day!

29 Jun

By: Diva Jenna

When I was a kid it was a huge deal to head down to the beach in Goderich and watch the fireworks every Canada Day. As I got older I went with only my friends and now I am back to hanging with my parents and plan to catch the fireworks with my family! It is so great that we celebrate our Canadian Heritage and Culture with a long weekend… it really gets the summer started!

Below, I have posted all of the Canada Day Weekend events that I could find in the county!

Thu, June 30, 2011 – Sat, July 2, 2011
Clinton Pluckinfest
Event Host: Kinsmen / KinettesStarts Thurs. at 5 pm with a chicken BBQ and continues the whole weekend. Other events include wings in the park, base ball tournament, beer tent and much more. There is something for all ages including children entertainment and events, a street dance Friday eve. Admission for dance (age of majority)
Location:Clinton Racetrack

Date: Thu, June 30, 2011
Contact: Angela Cullen
Telephone: 519-523-9488
Alt Telephone: 482-7349

Thu, June 30, 2011 – Sun, July 3, 2011
Goderich Canada Day Celebrations
Event Host: Tourism GoderichGoderich waves the Canadian flag to show its civic pride throughout the weekend. Festivities include: fireworks (June 30), heritage walk, picnic, Canada Day parade (July 1), Lion’s BBQ (July 3– 3:30 to 6:30 pm), friendship breakfast, and much, much more.

Date: Thu, June 30, 2011
Telephone: 519-524-6600
Alt Telephone: 800-280-7637

Thu, June 30, 2011
Goderich Canada Day Fireworks
Event Host: Tourism GoderichBeginning at dusk at the main beach Goderich. Bring the whole family to enjoy the spectacular fireworks over Lake Huron. Come start your Canada Day with a” bang”!.
Location:Main Beach, Goderich
Date: Thu, June 30, 2011
Telephone: 519-524-6600
Alt Telephone: 1-800-280-7637
Email: specialevents@goderich.ca
Website: www.goderich.ca
Starts at: 9:30 pm
Ends at: 10:30 pm
Cost: Donation`
Fri, July 1, 2011
Exeter Canada Day Celebrations
Event Host: South Huron Recreation Dept.Fun for the family. Breakfast, car show, bike decorating, fireworks and much more. Ends with fireworks.
Location:South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria St. E.
Date: Fri, July 1, 2011
Contact: Abby Hannah
Telephone: 519-235-1895
Email: www.southhuron.ca
Website: a.j-hanna@sympatico.ca
Starts at: 9:00 am
Ends at: 10:00 pm
Cost: Free
Fri, July 1, 2011
Wingham Canada Day Celebrations
Event Host: Wingham Firefighters Assoc.Fireworks at Riverside Park at dusk.
Location:Riverside Park
Date: Fri, July 1, 2011
Contact: Connie Goodall
Telephone: 519-357-1096
Email: cgoodall@northhuron.ca
Website: www.northhuron.ca
Cost: donation at gate
Fri, July 1, 2011
Seaforth Firefighter’s Breakfast
Event Host: Municipality of Huron EastCome and enjoy eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, pancakes, toast, coffee and juice.
Location:Seaforth Firehall, 31 Birch St.
Date: Fri, July 1, 2011
Contact: Marty Bedard
Telephone: 519-527-0160
Email: mbedard@huroneast.com
Website: www.huroneast.com
Starts at: 7:00 am
Ends at: 12:00 pm

Have you gone to the theatre yet? Part 1 – Blyth

14 Jun

I am pretty excited for the 2011 theatre season! Blyth has some great Canadian theatre happening and the Huron Country Playhouse has some awesome musicals musing away! Here are the 2011 Blyth Festival plays.


June 21 – August 7

WRITERS: Jean Marc Dalpé, Mieko Ouchi, Mansel Robinson, Martha Ross, Peter Smith, Des Walsh with music by David Archibald

DIRECTOR: Peter Smith

Where is your hometown? Is it the prairie village where you learned to ride a bicycle or is it a condo by the ocean? An evening of six short plays tackles this question: is hometown a place or is it a state of mind? For some, hometown is dinner with the family, while others may find it tucked in the pages of a treasured book. Through memory, travel, and song, this dynamic group of seven shines a light on Canada’s hometowns from coast to coast.


June 29 – August 6

WRITER(S): Vern Thiessen
DIRECTOR: Eric Coates

On April 9, 1917 more than 15,000 Canadian men went over the top to storm Vimy Ridge. Despite blinding sleet, snow, heavy enemy fire, and the endless quagmire of mud, our troops took the ridge and held fast. Many believe that Canada was truly born on this day. In a field hospital, four soldiers reflect on their lives as a young nurse from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia tends to the aftermath of grief and fear.

A victory of a play…” The Globe and Mail

Rope’s End

July 27 – August 27

WRITER(S): Douglas Bowie
DIRECTOR: Lee MacDougall

Toby Boone is a forty-something loser, living in a rundown apartment, unlucky at love and everything else. When he reaches his rope’s end, Toby stumbles across a photo of Marisa, his true love – and the written promise that they will one day reunite. The only problem is that thirty-one years have passed. When romantic fantasy collides with sober reality, Toby and Marisa face the toughest decisions of their lives. Join them on their fearless quest for love against all odds in this hilariously bittersweet romantic comedy.

Uplifting romantic comedy…” Winnipeg Free Press

Early August

August 3 – August 27

WRITER(S): Kate Lynch
DIRECTOR: Leah Cherniak

In the women’s dressing room of a beloved Canadian theatre somewhere in Huron County, three urban actresses battle with the practical problems of rural life: mysterious critters, an amorous veterinarian, and the quest for a decent Chardonnay.  And just to complicate matters, they all want Albert, the handsome young actor with a heart of gold. Enter Stage Manager Teddy. She’s calm, she’s smart and she’ll whip them into shape if it’s the last thing she does. Early August is a love letter to summer theatre and a comedy for everyone who always wondered what really happens backstage.

There is a contest for that!

4 May

If you don’t regularlairly check the Ontario’s West Coast Website or other social networking information, you probably don’t know that there a couple of contests going on, so I thought I should tell all of our regular visitors about a couple of contests:

1. Ontario’s West Coast Contest: http://www.ontarioswestcoast.ca/?page_id=1283

Ontario's West Coast Contest

Have your Chance at winning an A two day, one night stay for two at the Little in of Bayfield including breakfast; a dinner for two in Goderich; passes to the Huron County Museum and Historic GAOL; and two tickets to Blyth Festival.

All you have to do is tell us why you love coming to Huron County, Ontario’s West Coast!

Fill in the form on the site to enter!

2. Visit Huron Contest: http://www.visithuron.ca/?page_id=7

Visit Huron

Win an Ontario’s West Coast Getaway!

Fill in the form at the link to win: Overnight at the Little Inn in Bayfield including breakfast, Two tickets to Blyth Festival, dinner at Thyme on 21 in Goderich.

3. Timeout.travel contest: http://www.timeout.travel/index.cfm?page=girls
Girls Getaway

Win One of 4 awesome Girls Getaways!

Elora & Fergus

  • Grand River Fly Fishing Girls Getaway
  • Overnight stay at local Bed & Breakfast


  • Overnight stay at Holiday Inn Guelph
  • Dinner at Artisin ale Restaurant
  • Tickets to the Drayton Festival Theatre or River Run Centre
  • Downtown Guelph Shopping Dollars

Huron County

  • Two Nights accommodation at Samuel’s Hotel in Goderich
  • Dinner at Thyme on 21
  • Two tickets to Blyth Festival
  • Bayfield Shopping Gift Certificates

Perth County

  • Two nights accommodations at Hardwood Haven B&B in Listowel
  • Dinner at Alexa’s Café in Sebringville
  • Two Tickets to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
  • Gift Certificates from: Perth County Visitors Association and Artisan Market, Meadowlark’s. Jillian’s Floral Designs and Giftware, Bookery Cafe, Bookstore & Coffee Bar and P’Lovers Eco Lifestyle