Tag Archives: outdoors

The Sun Shone and Shines on 14/19

4 Jun
the crowd pauses to enjoy entertainment along the trail during "Follow the Light"

the crowd pauses to enjoy entertainment along the trail during “Follow the Light”

by Diva Gwen Let me be clear; I love theatre, I love local talent, I love supporting grassroots initiatives, but more than that; I love being outside & moving! (as in not sitting, not as in packing boxes and saying goodbyes). So attending Follow the Light on Friday May 30th was golden in every way, including the warm evening sunshine. 14/19 Inc. presented a creative way to showcase local talent, and to broaden our perspective about what “art” truly is. Set along a lovely trail in Blyth, groups were guided on a walk that rambled over hills, fields and streams, with frequent stops along the way. We enjoyed theatrical performances and wonderful musical offerings as would be expected, but the organizers also had the wisdom to include weavers, painters, kayak, canoe and furniture builders, and even a fly fisherman. It was such a pleasant evening to be active and outdoors, and to be reminded that art is everywhere if we choose to see it, and that changing a venue can let us see the familiar in a fresh way. 14/19 Inc. is a promising and energetic initiative that will support the renovation of the Blyth Memorial Community Hall – home of the Blyth Festival –  and will develop and revitalize the charming and artistic community of Blyth through arts and culture. They have more great ideas ready to roll out, so be sure to follow them on twitter or mark them as a favourite website. Blyth Arts & Cultural Initiative 14/19 Inc 197 Dinsley Street Blyth, Ontario  N0M 1H0 email:  info@blyth1419.ca

Visual Artist Ron Walker chats with the children while painting the landscape

Visual Artist Ron Walker chats with the children while painting the landscape

twelve or so harpists from the Huron Strings Harp School delighted the participants …

twelve or so harpists from the Huron Strings Harp School delighted the participants …

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Winter Fun for Families in Huron this weekend …

15 Feb
Photo by Tim Cumming; courtesy Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Photo by Tim Cumming; courtesy Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Invite your friends and relatives to join you for a great mid-winter celebration!   Indoor and outdoor activities are being offered by Service Clubs, municipalities and community organizations throughout Huron County for you, your family  and your friends to enjoy during Family Day Weekend.

Bayfield’s Going Mad for Science for Family Day
Weekend Schedule of Events

Why Do Things Happen? | Patina Studio’s Pottery Demonstration | MAD SCIENCE Show! | Story Time at the Village Bookshop | Professor Pickles’ Passport to Bayfield | Family Dinner at The Black Dog Village Pub and Bistro or at  The Little Inn of Bayfield | Light The Night!! | Chili Cook-Off! | Crafts with Snipity the Clown | Free Skate! | Soups On Bayfield!!! |  Movie Matinee – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!

Family Day Winterfest in South Huron (Exeter)

Breakfast | Clowns & Facepainting | Family Skate | Euchreama | Scavenger Hunt | Winter Birding Workshop | Snowshoeing | Darts | Curling | Family Movie | BBQ over Open Fire | Trail Walk | Outdoor Skating | Fireworks

A Harbour Adventure for Family Day, Huron County Museum

Marine Activities: Learn Knot Tying & Semaphore Signalling  | Spell your name with the International Flag Alphabet | Manoeuvre a toy boat through our miniature harbour | Explore the Museum for Marine facts | Enjoy warm apple cider & treats | …and Much More

Falls Reserve Conservation Area

FREE Admission! Skis, snowshoes, or toboggan – Groomed ski trails, community campfire and picnic area. Hot chocolate, coffee and hot dog BBQ by donation. Experience the Indoor climbing wall at the Above the Falls Challenge Course facility. Snowshoe rentals available and much more!

Grand Bend, Winter Carnival

Snow Sculptures | Snow Pitch | 2 for 1 Family Swim | Health & Wellness Craft Show | Carnival Parade | Puppet Show | Youth activities | Horse & Carriage Rides | 3 on 3 Hockey | Snow Golf | Darts (youth & adult tournaments) | Youth Talent Show | Carving Auction | Shuffleboard | Tobogganing | Waiter’s Races | Fireworks | Dinner & Dance … and more

North Huron’s Family-Fun-Apalooza-Winter-Luge-Athon

Wingham – Belgrave – Blyth

Old Fashioned Sleigh or Wagon Rides | Camp Fire | Chili | Free Skating | Free Swimming | Family Movie | Face Painting | Family Broomball | Family Games | Puck Toss

Share your family day photos … send photo or online link to travel@huroncounty.ca.  

Our Countryside – So Beautiful!

2 Jul

I was out driving around the county last week and was noticing how beautiful the wonderful Countryside is!

I thought I would post some pics to remind everyone how pretty Ontario’s West Coast is!