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Featured Event - Easter Eggstravaganza

It’s time to spring into the season and shake off the cold. On Saturday, April 20th, The Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting annual favourite event, Easter Eggstravaganza. Children will search the town with a map of participating sponsors from 10 am to 1 pm to collect stamps which are redeemed for treat bags at the Easter Bunny Headquarters. Additional family friendly activities include crafts, face painting, cookie decorating, and a bunny petting zoo. We hope to see you there!

Featured Event - Retail Refresh

You're Invited to the Retail Refresh Training Series with esteemed Barbara Crowhurst. Barbara is North America's #1 Retail Business Coach, specializing in helping retailers run effective and profitable businesses.

"If there is any way you can attend a Barbara Crowhurst session and bring your key employees with you, you really should!" - The Kawartha Store

Your investment of $50 + tax includes 3 value-packed sessions:

  1. Session 1, April 23rd - Learn how to achieve your year end sales goals, market your business effectively, and increase the frequency of customers coming into your store. Barbara will also introduce you to the Retail Makeover Buying Budget system.

  2. Session 2, May 7th - Discover how to create the ultimate shopping experience your customers want through effective store design and product placement, and creating a service culture that inspires sales.

  3. Session 3, October - The final session will provide a quick check up and includes valuable tips and insights to increase your holiday traffic and sales.

2 lucky winners will win a one-on-one retail makeover with Barbara Crowhurst - valued at over $1700 each!

"Barbara gave me tools and knowledge to take my small business to the next level. The changes I have implemented have proven to be a huge success" - The Butterfly Boutique

For more information and to register, visit

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The Swimming Pools at Colborne Street Gallery

Submitted by Darcie Kennedy

Colborne Street Gallery proudly presents Geoff Fitzgerald’s The Swimming Pools, a selection of photographs documenting public pools across Toronto, Hamilton, and Oakville. This SPARK Photo Festival Featured Exhibition can be seen at the gallery from March 27th - April 30th, and we invite you to join us for the opening reception this Saturday April 13th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.

The swimming pool has been a source of inspiration for many artists. Matisse made a work titled The Swimming Pool in 1952, Hockney began painting his famous pools in the 1960s, and Edward Ruscha’s first book project in colour, Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, was printed in 1968. 

Oozing with vibrant colours and a boldness typical of summer days, these images of a fleeting moment in the hot sun, also project the uncanny. One of Ruscha’s pools shows wet footsteps running off the diving board, yet no figures are present. It’s slightly off-putting. In a similar way, Fitzgerald has shot his photographs from an altered perspective; the bird’s eye view. His pools do not depict sparkling blue water and splashes in the sun, they are taken in the off-season; devoid of people and the warm tone of summer. They are empty, almost abandoned with a certain unease. Fitzgerald’s awareness and exploration of formal qualities combined with striking composition invites you to consider these spaces anew.

Fitzgerald is an award winning, Toronto-based freelance commercial and editorial photographer. He has worked with various clients including the Fairmont Hotels, Canadian Geographic, Ryerson University, and Habitat for Humanity. His most recent exhibition was held at Hashtag Gallery in Toronto in the Fall of 2018. 

SPARK Photo Festival is a celebration of photography in Northumberland, Peterborough, and the Kawartha Lakes regions. For the month of April, more than 50 venues take part in various photographic-related programming including exhibitions, workshops, talks, films, and other special events. 

Featured Event - Musicfest 2019

Presented by the Fenelon Falls Grannies for Grannies, Musicfest 2019 is happening this Saturday at St. James Anglican Church from 11 am to 5:30 pm. All performers have committed their time to support a worthy cause and now we need your support to come, listen, and enjoy their music. A list of all performers is included in the full update, so be sure to click Read More.

Admission is by donation and proceeds will be going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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Featured Event - The Retirement & Farewell of Majors Roy & Charlene Randell

Majors Roy and Charlene Randell are retiring at Salvation Army Offices after almost 43 & 41 years of ministry - the last 5 of which have been here in Fenelon Falls as pastors of The Salvation Army Church and Roy as Chaplain of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 238.

On Saturday, March 30th, from 2 to 4 pm, you are invited to a drop-in reception at The Salvation Army Church. There will also be a worship & commitment service on Sunday, March 31st, starting at 10:30 am. A church potluck dinner will follow at noon. For more information, please call 705 887 3031.

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Featured Event - What is a Pollinator Garden?

The Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society invites you to their upcoming info session, What is a Pollinator Garden? with Susan Blayney on Monday, March 25th, at 6:30 pm. This is the first meeting of the Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society’s 100th year -an amazing achievement- and they will be hosting a potluck dinner to start. You’re invited to bring a dish to share to help celebrate and feel free to bring a friend too. After dinner, Susan will host her talk, covering topics like what it means to be a Bee City. All are welcome.

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February Winner - Glen M.

Congratulations to Glen M.., the winner of February’s Town Crier giveaway. Glen and his wife are new to the area and enjoy learning about the community and what's going on through the Town Crier. Congratulations and welcome to Fenelon Falls, Glen!

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March could be your chance to win… Submit a feature photo for 1 entry, or an article for 2 entries, and you’ll be entered into this month’s community contest. Visit our Enter To Win page for the full details.

Kawarthas Got Talent! 12th annual Musical Event

Submitted by Dana Bachman

Barry Howard, better known as Bazza, leads the audience in an energetic African drum circle.

Barry Howard, better known as Bazza, leads the audience in an energetic African drum circle.

Saturday April 6, from 11:00 to 5:30 will be Musicfest 2019, at St. James Anglican Church in Fenelon Falls. Belinda Wilson will bring tears to your eyes with her "Pilgrimage of Remembrance." Fiddles & Friends will have you laughing with their "Newfie Kitchen Party" as they haul their dory boat down the centre aisle, jigging and fiddling. The audience will sit patiently and listen, giving encouraging applause to Bev Jeeves and her music students. Listeners will be moved by the voices of the Kawartha Male Chorus and the reUnion choir, by the instrumental sound of Northern Spirit big Band soaring high, high to the vaulted ceiling in the beautifully renovated and acoustically perfect St. James church. The Abernethys will bring some Irish folk music and some laughs as Sandy plays his cello and recounts some yarns. Individuals such as Nick Cheesman on the piano and Trevor Hutchinson singing his own historical song compositions will entertain. Peter Witt from the Harry Peterson band and Pat Manahan from the Northern Spirit big Band will combine to form a dynamite duo.

Barry Howard, better known as Bazza, is a solo performer but he gets the whole audience involved. He leads an African drum circle, inviting children and adults from the audience to join in. He distributes  swimming noodles and other instruments so that the whole church swells with rhythm, individuals shaking tambourines or gourds,  pounding noodles on the back of church pews, all joining in to the beating drum. There is a grand finale at 4:30, a jam session which includes Cher!! Ok not THAT Cher, not Sonny and Cher, but our own Kawartha Lakes version: Sylvie and Sher. 

This Musicfest has something for everyone, all tastes and all ages, both tears and laughter, individual pianists and big bands; forty voice choirs and individual singers; struggling music students and professional musicians. Join the Fenelon Falls Grannies for Grannies in this amazing musical day in support of a good cause. Admission is by donation. All proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers' Campaign. Come at 11 am and spend the day. Refreshments will be available.

Featured Event - Kawartha Lakes Dine & Win

Visit participating Kawartha Lakes Chamber Member Restaurants during the month of March 2019, take a photo of your order and post in this event page using #KLDineandWin.

You could win one of three gift card packages of up to a $200 value to be redeemed at participating Kawartha Lakes Area restaurants! Our local participating restaurants include:

Godfather’s Pizza

At Godfathers Pizza our commitment to our customer is to provide the best tasting, fresh pizza made with wholesome ingredients and 100% mozzarella cheese. Godfathers will continue to provide quality service and superior product to customers, friends and family.

Murphy’s Lockside Pub & Patio

This fun and casual Waterside Restaurant and Irish flavoured Pub is located at Lock 34 in Fenelon Falls, Ontario. Great Food, Drink and Service await you!

Sweet Bottoms Coffee

Sweet Bottoms is a unique cafe, it is a coffee and a culinary experience, its the combination of those who prefer great organic specialty lattes, cappucinos, cortados, flat whites and of course our fabulous singe origin coffees. Sweet Bottoms is a “healthy choice” for lunch the cafe offers; excellent *soups, *bisques and great tasting sandwiches (bread baked fresh daily) which are mostly *vegetarian options.

That Place on Cameron

Restaurant and full bar with patio. Located right on Cameron Lake with a beautiful view. LLBO.

The Little Pie Shack

Local favourite, The Little Pie Shack, offers homemade pies, tarts, brownies, squares, ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies, hot dogs, and so much more!


Inspired by Northern Italian cuisine, we are a family-owned fine dining restaurant that uses fresh and local ingredients to create mouth-watering food!

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Featured Event - Music, Math, & Mystery

You’re invited to a musical concert by the Kawartha Lakes Singers and directed by Arlene Gray.

Titled Music, Math, & Mystery, the performance begins at 7:30 pm on March 5th, after a delicious Pancake Supper event at St James Anglican. Tickets for the concert are $20 per person, $5 for children under 12, or $50 for the season. Email for more information.

Tickets can be purchased at The Village Shop or at the church.