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Welcome to Fenelon Falls!

Submitted by Marylee Boston

Fenelon Falls is a destination for day trippers, cottagers and local tourists alike and sometimes they need a little help making the most of their visit. The goal of the summer Tourism Ambassador program is to welcome, inform, direct and have fun with visitors so their time here is memorable and those great memories that will bring them back time and again. 


The Tourism Ambassador program launched in the summer of 2018 with only two Ambassadors. Last summer was a success and showed that there was opportunity to expand and grow the concept so this summer there are 5 Tourism Ambassadors! The TA’s are local students who bring their own experience, enthusiasm, tech smarts and hometown knowledge to the job. You will see them all around downtown Fenelon Falls, at the museum, the beach park, and the locks in their bright blue uniforms. They are also helping the Horticulture Society volunteers take care of the many beautiful gardens in the village. 

Whether you have family coming to visit, you’re a long time cottager, or a local; the Tourism Ambassadors can help you find restaurants, accommodations, attractions and event information. They can also be convinced to give clues to help you solve our summer Mystery Adventure - The Hunt for the Jewel of the Kawarthas. Their home base is the Tourist Info Centre on Oak Street in Fenelon Falls. The Chamber of Commerce is excited to promote Fenelon Falls and area with the help of our Tourism Ambassadors. Please say hello when you see them around town.

Featured Event - Mobile Shredding

The Iron Mountain mobile shredding truck is coming this Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in the old arena lot (corner of Bond and John Street). This shredding event is intended for secure shredding of paper documents only. You are not required to remove any staples, paper clips, rubber bands, small binder clips, or file folders. The cost is $5.00/box so please bring cash.

NOTE: Iron Mountain is unable to accept all other types of materials, electronics, or waste at this event.

Thank you to Handley Lumber for partnering with the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce to make this event possible.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce Office for more information; 705-887-3409 or

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!

Mobile Shredding Event

Calling all community groups, businesses and paper collectors! Spring is here so there’s no better time to collect your boxes of personal and business documents and bring them to the community mobile shredding event. Drive up with your boxes and watch as they are professionally and securely destroyed in the Iron Mountain shredding truck while you wait. This community event is brought to you by Handley’s Lumber and the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce. For more information please contact Marylee at 705-887-3409 or

Here’s what you need to know to participate:

Date:  Saturday, May 11th

When:  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where:  Old arena lot located at the corner of John and Bond Street, Fenelon Falls

Cost:  $5.00/box (cash only please)

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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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Volunteer Week 2019 - Let's clean the park!

This week, April 7-13, is National Volunteer Week!

Fenelon is such an amazing community - we are full of people who volunteer their time and efforts with different groups and events that make our community special. From Canada Day to Santa Day, the shopping district merchant events like Midnight Madness and Diva Night, Films by the Falls, the Horticultural Society, the Downtown Revitalization Committee, Lion’s Club fundraisers - and so many others! Volunteerism and community spirit is alive and well here in Fenelon Falls.

For the last several years, the Take Back the Beach committee has worked hard to clean the Garnet Graham park and beach area of goose poop. This effort has made a huge impact; each year, “geese leavings” create unsanitary conditions for public beaches and swimming areas, and they are often closed as a result.

Keeping the area clean allows for everyone who visits the park, beach, and splashpad to enjoy the sunny summer days in town.

The Take Back the Beach committee is in danger of shutting down, and needs more volunteers this year if they are going to be able to continue this valiant effort of cleaning our beaches! It’s easier than it sounds, and it just might be the most noble volunteer opportunity in town. Helping out to take back the beach is a good excuse to get out for a walk, and this is also a perfect opportunity for high school students to complete their mandatory community service hours.

If you are interested or able to help out at all, please email Let’s try to keep our beaches and public swimming areas open again this season!

Call for Volunteers - Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show

Submitted by Marylee Boston

Spring is here and there's no better way to get out and connect with friends and neighbours than volunteering at the 35th Annual Country Living Show. Bring your smile, your enthusiasm and your love for Fenelon Falls to help us make this another great showcase for our local businesses, artisans and community groups. See you at the show!

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Call Marylee at the Chamber Office for more information 705-887-3409.

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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Fenelon Falls Downtown Revitalization Facade Award
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The Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce (FFDCC) is excited to announce the Fenelon Falls Downtown Revitalization Facade Award in recognition for updated building facades in Fenelon Falls.

In acknowledgement of our local small business owners’ time, effort, and expense in improving their building facades, the Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce will formally present participants with a certificate of recognition.

In addition, one $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the eligible, downtown Chamber business whose facade update best aligns with the Downtown Revitalization plan as determined by a panel of 3 judges. The deadline to enter the contest is November 1, 2019.

We are excited to share that a number of local businesses have already participated, including The Book Lady, Butterfly Boutique, Stewart Morrison Insurance, and The Barn & Bunkie.

Want to find out more about your eligibility? For more information about the Fenelon Falls Downtown Revitilzation Facade Award please contact the FFDCC by emailing or by calling (705) 887-3409.

Passport to Christmas Winners

The Passport to Christmas contest recently concluded and we are excited to reveal the winners:

first prize - Carol Halton


second prize - Barb Duff

third prize - Heather LeCraw

Congratulations to each of the winners and a huge thank you to every business and shopper who participated in our 2018 Passport to Christmas contest. Fenelon Falls is lucky to have you ❤️