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Thank You from the Fenelon Theatre Marquee Committee

Submitted by Judi Adamson

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As we look back at 2018, we will reflect on the things most memorable. For the Fenelon Theatre Marquee committee, Saturday Sept. 29th is the day that will stay in our minds forever. After over 2 years of planning, meetings, fundraising, hard physical work, and so much more, we watched the Marquee lights go on (after a momentary delay).

It would never have been accomplished without all the wonderful enthusiasm from our community. We received so much support from so many people both in Fenelon Falls & areas beyond, businesses (small and large), Eastern Ontario Development Program, and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

It brought together a community through reminiscing about their trips to the theatre, about the friends they went with and the fun they had.

We were so glad to be able to keep a very significant piece of Fenelon Falls history for everyone to enjoy.

Thank you once again to everyone who contributed!

A Year of Art in Fenelon

Submitted by Chris Van Lierop

It has truly been a year of art! I was sent an email the other day and asked to highlight some of the changes that Fenelon Falls has seen this year and so many of those changes have an artistic flair!

Most recently we saw the Fenelon Marquee turn its lights on; a wonderful restoration project that will light our way down Water street and the Trent Severn Waterway.

Earlier this year we saw the addition of decorative metal banners by Christina Handley on the bridge, welcoming visitors into town, and we also saw a lot of art programming happen this year in Fenelon: the Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival kicked off its first year with lineups to get in and is happening again this year; in addition to their robust new programs and events this summer, Maryboro Lodge: the Fenelon Museum opened its new play space where kids can play with toys and sketch to their heart's content.

The Colborne Street Gallery opened and exhibited ‘Cottages’ by Joan Horsfall Young, and the Kawartha Lakes Arts & Heritage Trail maps and signs popped up at many places throughout town showing tourists what culture in the Kawartha lakes is. This year, the Kawartha Lakes Country Living Show doubled attendance from the previous year, and for the first time included artist studios for 10 artists to showcase their work.

The Horticultural Society added a new rain garden to their mix of gardens throughout town and the colorful and fun splash pad opened at Garnet Graham Park to much fanfare. You may have also noticed the large triangular stones which have been erected in several spots about town - these stones will soon bear etchings with directional information, to help visitors find their way around.

It's been a great year for Fenelon Falls that has also included the addition of several new businesses helping to fill some empty storefronts, and a new "bike-share" system at Lock 34 that you can use to get around town.

I’m looking forward to next year where we will see the continued expansion of natural gas into Fenelon Falls by Enbridge, the introduction of a walking tour to downtown Fenelon Falls by Maryboro Lodge, and the 30th Anniversary of the Kawartha Arts Festival amongst many other exciting things to come.

With the election happening as I write this I’m reminded that we all get to cast our vote on who helps us continue to move forward and show our greatest side. We’re so thankful to the creativity we all bring to this wonderful town and the great businesses and volunteers who help make it the vibrant place it is.

Fenelon Theatre Marquee Recap

Submitted by Dana Deathe

Last Saturday evening, a sizable crowd came out to celebrate and watch as the restored and refurbished Fenelon Theatre Marquee sign was lit up for the first time in its new location on Oak Street.

The event drew many cheers when the switch was finally flipped, and brought on nostalgia for anyone who spent time going to the movies at the old Fenelon Theatre.

Following the event, guests were treated to refreshments and a silent auction at Maryboro Lodge - The Fenelon Museum. Many thanks and congratulations to the committee of hardworking volunteers who took on this project and gave a new life to the Marquee sign and a new landmark for the town of Fenelon Falls!

 
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Featured Event - Fenelon Theatre Marquee Official Unveiling

The long-awaited unveiling of the Fenelon Theatre Marquee Sign is almost here!

There was a definite buzz around town last week as the Marquee sign was being installed in its new location on Oak Street, across from Murphy's Lockside Pub and Patio and next to the Chamber's Tourism Office.

This Saturday, September 29th, join in celebrating the efforts of the dedicated group of volunteers who have worked hard to save and restore the Fenelon Theatre Marquee sign at the Let's Light it Up! event.

If you feel like strutting your stuff, come dressed as your favourite film character and enjoy free popcorn and a silent auction. Come out to see the sign lit up as it was meant to be! Saturday at the Marquee Sign on Oak Street, the ceremony starts at 7:30 pm. See you there!

For more details, see the Fenelon Theatre Marquee event on Facebook.

Featured Event — Season Premiere of Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit

Submitted by Colleen Jenkinson

Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit are pleased to announce the Season Premiere for their 5th season will be "Hearts Beat Loud", a story of a Brooklyn father and daughter, charged with the kind of music as free-spirited as the duo is. 

This Special Event will take place on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at Fenelon Falls Secondary School - 66 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls, ON

Doors open at 6:30 pm  

There will be special announcement from Councillor Doug Elmslie.  He invites all of the community to the "Light It Up" ceremony for the newly restored Fenelon Theatre Marquee the following Saturday evening. 

The Fenelon Theatre Restoration Committee will be on hand to take donations, and will be selling keepsake Sweaters and Coffee Mugs, to help keep you warm now that we are shifting into Fall. 

The feature presentation will begin at 7:30pm 

Tickets are on sale for $10 each at the Box Office at FFSS on the evening of the screening.

If you have any questions, contact Colleen at filmsbythefalls@gmail.com or by telephone at 905-447-2235.

Restored Fenelon Marquee To Officially Light Up September 29th

Submitted by Films by the Falls

Community event organized to commemorate the official unveiling and lighting up of the Fenelon Theatre Marquee and to celebrate the years long adventure to restore and relocate this historic landmark of Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

The journey from Colborne to Oak Street for the Fenelon Theatre Marquee was not a leisurely stroll down Francis and May Streets to its new location outside the Chamber of Commerce Tourism and Visitors Centre. To help guide the way a group of volunteers, craftsmen, supporters, visionaries and believers from the community of Fenelon Falls and surrounding Kawartha Lakes area, embarked on the task to restore the sign that had been donated back to the community by property owner Steve Gibson when the Fenelon Theatre was demolished in November 2016.

The official unveiling and lighting up ceremony of the newly restored Fenelon Theatre Marquee will be held on Saturday SEPTEMBER 29th at 7:30pm. The lights will be turned on shortly after dusk. There will be a reception following the ceremony at the Maryboro Lodge (the Fenelon Museum), which will be open for this special evening event. In the spirit of the movies that once flicked by the falls, we invite everyone to come dressed up as a glamorous version of themselves or their favourite movie star and to really get into glitzy mood of the evening. Plan to celebrate with good cheer, a silent auction and many stories and recollections of days gone by. Refreshments will be served and all the exhibits of the Museum will be open to peruse, including the original projector from the old theatre.

The Theatre Marquee Restoration Group officially formed in the fall of 2016. Many businesses and individuals came together to make this project a success. Funding came from the Legacy C.H.E.S.T. Fund, Powerlinks, the 50/50 Community Project Capital Funding Initiative and the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation’s (CFDC) / FedDev Ontario’s Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) and many personal donations from the community. There was an overwhelming response to the group’s fundraising efforts from both the community and local businesses and organizations such as the Fenelon Museum, Fenelon Falls & District Chamber of Commerce and Kawartha Lakes Film Circuit/Films by the Falls.

While the brick building may be gone, Fenelon Theatre Marquee will once again light up the town whose name it bears bright. Join in celebrating the official switch of the lights to ON! and help to welcome an old landmark to a new landscape.

Event Details:

Saturday, September 29, 2018

7:30 pm Ceremony at Fenelon Marquee, 15 Oak St., Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Reception to follow at Fenelon Museum, 50 Oak St., Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Facebook Event Link: www.facebook.com/events/302933533597168/