Pinnguaq Hosting Summer Code Camps for Youth in The Kawartha Lakes

Submitted by Pinnguaq Association

Pinnguaq Association are excited to announce that they will be hosting youth ‘Code Camps’ this summer in Lindsay and surrounding areas. They will be hosting three, 1-week-long camps in Lindsay at the Kawartha Arts Gallery and day tech camps in Bobcaygeon, Kinmount, Kirkfield, Omemee, and Woodville, at their respective public libraries. Pinnguaq are very excited to be bringing this type of programming to the Kawartha Lakes, again this summer. It will be a great opportunity for local youth to learn coding, gaming, and technology in this type of capacity.

Lindsay Tech Camp Weeks:

Introduction to Coding and Computers: July 22 – 26

Coding Boot Camp for Youth: July 29 – August 2

Minecraft Camp for Kids: August 19 – 23               

 *These camps require pre-registration, and are for kids ages. Please visit for more information and to register

Tech Day Camps:

Bobcaygeon: August 12

Kinmount: August 13

Kirkfield: August 14

Omemee: August 15

Woodville: August 16

*These day camps are drop-in for kids of all ages, free of charge, at the local Public Library.

Featured Event - Spring into Gardening Plant Sale

The Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society invites you to their Spring into Gardening Plant Sale on Saturday, May 25th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The sale is being hosted Maryboro Lodge: The Fenelon Museum at 50 Oak Street. Highlights include local plants, gardening books, heirloom tomato seedlings, food vendors, tool sharpening, glass flowers, garden themed arts, crafts, and more! All are welcome.

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Fenelon Falls Second Crossing: Public Meeting

Kawartha Lakes – A Public Meeting will be held on Monday May 27 at 6pm to determine whether there is a need for a second bridge crossing in Fenelon Falls.

When: Monday May 27, 6pm to 8pm

Where: Fenelon Falls Community Centre (27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls)

The Project

The City of Kawartha Lakes, through their consultant Dillon Consulting Limited, is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine whether there is need for a second bridge crossing in Fenelon Falls. The recent Transportation Master Plan and, more recently, the Fenelon Falls Corridor Study identified the need for additional roadway capacity across the Trent-Severn Waterway as a way to reduce vehicle delays in the corridor during peak traffic demand times.

The project involves an assessment of the current issues in Fenelon Falls, the identification of alternative solutions to the issue, technical studies including transportation, structural, socio-economic and environmental studies, and public, stakeholder, agency and Indigenous community consultation.

The Process

The project is currently being considered as a ‘Schedule B’ project in accordance with the Municipal Class EA process. This is subject to change once the preferred alternative solution is identified. The first component of the EA process aims to determine what the issue is and to then identify a number of alternative solutions to the problem. While a second crossing is one possible solution to the traffic issues in Fenelon Falls, it is not the only one. This EA will identify and evaluate alternative solutions in consultation with the community to determine what the optimal outcome is for Fenelon Falls.

Public Consultation

The Class EA process includes various consultation stages. As part of the initial work from the EA a Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held to provide the public with an opportunity to review the project, discuss any issues, and provide input to the project team. The PIC will include a presentation by the Project Team, followed by a series of interactive activities where attendees can provide input on the project. Members of the public, businesses, stakeholder groups, Indigenous communities, government agencies and other interested parties are all encouraged to participate in the discussion.

You are invited to attend the PIC and encouraged to provide your input. If you cannot attend the PIC and would like to know more information and/or provide comments, please contact us or visit us at

Rotary Club Celebrates 75 Years of Community Involvement

Submitted by Michael Robson

On May 2nd, 2019, the Fenelon Falls chapter of Rotary International celebrated its 75th anniversary. The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls held their first meeting on April 19th, 1944 at 6:45 pm and to this day, continue to meet every Thursday at the same time. This sense of tradition extends to the altruistic nature of the Rotary Club and their dedication to the community.

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls first introduced itself to the town by hosting the Fenelon’s first ever skating carnival on February 2nd, 1944. Just as the club has evolved over its 75 years, so has their winter event. From the skating carnival to the Fenelon Winter Games to the Kawartha Snowshoe event, Fenelon Falls Rotary has continued to engage with the community and bring some light to the town during the darkest months of the year.

The Club has spent much of its 75 years improving the lives of youth in Fenelon Falls. The Fenelon Falls Rotary has supported the construction of both arenas, Russ Baptiste Park, and Garnet Graham Park. The Rotary was a driving force in the construction of the Fenelon Falls splash pad and this fall they are looking to rebuild the Munchie Hut and change rooms to serve splash pad users.

The Rotary Club is the proud sponsor of the Kawartha Lakes Adopt-a-Road program. Twice a year the members come together to clean the roads from Fenelon Marina to Highway 35. This year’s spring clean-up cleared the roads of 700 pounds of trash in their first weekend and they are going back for more!

The Rotary Club continues to meet every Thursday at 6:45 pm in the Fenelon Falls Community Centre and they encourage anyone who is interested to come out and see what the organization is about and make friends for life.

Films by the Falls 5th Anniversary Season Finale - Stan and Ollie

Films by the Falls is wrapping up their 5th Anniversary season with some laughs. On Tuesday, May 28th, the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit is proud to bring the community a fun film — “Stan and Ollie.”

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are widely regarded as the greatest comedy partnership in movie history. Between 1927 and 1950, they made over 107 film appearances, defining the notion of the double act with infectious chemistry and hilarious routines that seemed effortless but were honed down to the finest detail. The pair were part of the very few silent stars to survive and thrive in the sound era, adding wordplay to their comedy mastery: “You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led,” quips Stan.


Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953. Diminished by age and with their golden era as the kings of Hollywood comedy now behind them, they face an uncertain future. As the charm and beauty of their performances shines through, they re-connect with their adoring fans.

The tour becomes a hit, but Stan & Ollie can’t quite shake the spectre of Laurel and Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. A portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages, they are aware that they may be approaching their swan song, trying to rediscover just how much they mean to each other.


People admire Chaplin, sit in awe of Buster Keaton but they love Laurel and Hardy. There is hardly a comedian alive who hasn’t been influenced by Laurel and Hardy; their reach is long.

‘Delight’ is a notion that comes up a lot discussing Stan & Ollie. For filmmaker Jeff Pope, it is the heart of the “Way Out West,” the simple scene of two men dancing just for the joy of it, that inspired the project.

“You just sit there and laugh about how much they love being together and how they can take enjoyment in such simple things. Is that is why they are still so loved? We can look at them and think: ‘You know what? It doesn’t take a lot to get happy’. … If you look back at them, they can get happy so easily.”

Films by the Falls movie series is brought to you by the Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit (a member of the Toronto International Film Circuit) on the final Tuesday of each month during their season - September - May. “Stan & Ollie” is the last film showing of this season.

Tickets are available at the Box Office on Movie Night. Fenelon Falls Secondary School, 66 Lindsay St. Fenelon Falls on Movie Night. For more information and an advance preview of this months movie, visit

Highway Clean-Up thanks to the Rotary Club

Submitted by Randy Johnson

On Saturday 11 May 2019 the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls conducted another "Highway Clean-Up" along Helen Street / County Road 8 from the marina to Highway 35. 

If anyone has a desire to throw unwanted litter and items from their vehicle, we encourage them to stop and consider who is going to clean up after them. 

We picked up an astounding 320 kgs (704 lbs) of trash along the roadway. 

If the desire to throw something from your car is that great, then consider making a donation to the service club in your area that is volunteering to make our community clean for both residents and tourists. 

Or, just hang on to your trash until the next time you’re able to put it in a garbage can.

Many thanks to the Rotary Club for their efforts!

Photo Round Up - May 23

Every week, we share a photo round up of photos that were submitted to us.

We’ll select our favourite as that week’s feature photo.

Let us know which pictures you love and why in the comments!

Photo Round Up - May 16

Every week, we share a photo round up of photos that were submitted to us.

We’ll select our favourite as that week’s feature photo.

Let us know which pictures you love and why in the comments!