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Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls Classic Car Draw

Written by Randy Johnson

On July 1st, the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls held the final draw for the 2017-18 Classic Car Draw and the winner of the 1969 Dodge Dart Convertible is Shawn Callan of Pickering.

The winner was called from the draw and was on speaker phone while the Rotary members tried to convince Shawn that he was, in fact, the actual winner of the car. Everyone who was at the draw on the main street in front of the Kawartha Store yelled congratulations to the winner.

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On July 3rd, Shawn Callan, his wife and son attended Fenelon Falls to pick up the Dodge Dart convertible. Shawn and his wife left Fenelon Falls in the convertible with the top down and big smiles on their faces.

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls has a 1970 Dodge Dart with a late model 5.7 HEMI. This car is appraised at $47.900.00. Tickets are available in Fenelon Falls at Memory Lane Motors, The Wee Lil Quilt Shoppe, and The Kawartha Store. To find out where tickets are available in Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, or other areas please go to our website www.rotarycardraw.com where you will find pictures of this 1970 Dodge Dart.

You can also get tickets by sending a request to rkjohnson15@gmail.comor joe.willems@sympatico.ca. Good luck!

Green Scene — Get Outside, Get Involved

Written by Zoë and Edie McIntosh

This week we want to provide you with some options to get outside, get involved, and maybe learn a little more about nature... here are some awesome options right near us!

The Maryboro Lodge - The Fenelon Museum

There is free yoga in the park on Mondays at 9:00 am, knitting on the veranda on Tuesdays at 9:30 am, on Wednesdays at 11:00 am there are outdoor sketching classes and the Afternoon Tea from 1:30 until 4:00 pm (the Afternoon Tea is the only thing that is not free, only $5.00 for tea and 2 scones), Thursdays at 10:00 am is Outdoor Activities, and on Saturday there is the Settler’s School in the one-room schoolhouse beginning at noon. You can also help harvest the Community Garden and learn more about gardening on Mondays at 10:00 am. The garden is a great and relaxing place to spend time outside!

For more information go to www.maryboro.ca

Gaaming Nature Centre

Located just outside of Bobcaygeon is another amazing option so close to home! "Gaaming" is Ojibwa meaning “at the shore.” At this center, there are hiking trails, bird watching, wetlands conservation projects, a Native species nursery, and a discovery shack to explore and discover nature. There are also summer day camps for kids and new this year is a Forest School opening in September. So COOL!

For more information go to www.gamiing.org

Ken Reid Park / Kawartha Conservation Area

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Ken Reid park is between Fenelon Falls and Lindsay. On this area of 272 acres of land, there are maintained trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. There is bird watching and even a floating boardwalk winding through the provincially significant MacLaren Creek Wetland. There are picnic shelters, a playground structure, and an off-leash dog park. Kawartha Conservation also runs environmental programs for all grade levels for schools. There is a Parent and Tot Exploring Nature Program on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am on August 16, 23 and 30th. For kids aged four and up there are day camps, too!

For more information go to www.kawarthaconservation.com

There are lots of ways to be active and get outside! Let’s not forget the amazing rail trail. Our family walks, runs, and bikes to town on the trail all the time! There are lots of ways to get involved and be part of our outdoor and environmentally active community. Some volunteer options include: the Fenelon Falls Horticultural Society who plant and maintain many of the beautiful gardens around town including the community garden at the museum, and the Garnet Graham Park “goose poo crew” also needs help to keep the beach open to enjoy the water. Contact brianandgay@hotmail.com if you have a few hours to spare once a week to help keep our beach clean.

It takes all of us to make Fenelon great! Let’s all get outside, learn something every day and volunteer our time to make a difference!

Zoë and Edie

Shopping Shuttle Test Run #2

Based on the great success of its inaugural trial route earlier this month - and by popular demand - the 'weekly shopping bus' will be holding a second test run:

 
 

Thursday, August 2nd
7.30am-8.40pm

Lindsay - Long Beach - Fenelon Falls - Bobcaygeon - Dunsford - Omemee - Bethany

feedback from the community

"This is the best thing to happen to our community since Timmies!" 
- A Passenger
 
"Pure enjoyment! This initiative must continue!"
- Barb K, Lindsay

more information

 
 
Test of Local Shopping Bus Exceeds Expectations
All aboard! Michael Bryant, owner for the bus and Dromoland Stables in Little Britain, and Mike Perry, co-Chair of the Rural Transportation Working Group greet riders at the first stop on the test run on the local weekly shopping bus.  Photo - Claudia Sytsma

All aboard! Michael Bryant, owner for the bus and Dromoland Stables in Little Britain, and Mike Perry, co-Chair of the Rural Transportation Working Group greet riders at the first stop on the test run on the local weekly shopping bus. Photo - Claudia Sytsma

More than 70 people from across the City took advantage of a test run route for a weekly shopping bus for Kawartha Lakes – nicknamed ‘White Lightning’ –  last week. The test route ran on July 4th, doing three laps of the Little Britain-Lindsay-Cambray-Cameron-Fenelon Falls- Rosedale corridor, driving some 350 kilometres in more than 12 hours of service.

The rural shopping bus is part of a three-point plan launched by local residents last December in order to increase transportation across this city. The shopping bus is being provided by a private sector owner who will look at maintaining and even expanding the service once the market research has been completed this fall.

“As volunteers we’re just happy the schedule worked and the bus was on time”, joked Mike Perry, Co-Chair of the Kawartha Rural Transportation Working Group, who helped plan the test run. On a more serious note, he added: “Local residents just proved again the clear need and desire for transit outside of Lindsay. People were very happy with the service. Ridership was better than even we were expecting. We all know rural transit helps us all and is good for the local economy.” The second test route is being planned to cover the more eastern parts of the city.

“This is simply excellent and I am so thankful for this,” proclaimed one rider in her comment form. “It’s the best thing to happen in our community since Timmies,” declared another.

Still aboard! Local residents from across the City were still using the weekly shopping bus's first test run after 8.00pm in Cameron.  Photo - Tammy Orr

Still aboard! Local residents from across the City were still using the weekly shopping bus's first test run after 8.00pm in Cameron. Photo - Tammy Orr

Riders used last week’s test run to shop locally, visit family, and even hit the beach with the kids in the hot weather. The tracking results showed that people from many communities and walks of life used the bus on its test run. The shuttle bus used professional drivers, is fully insured, and has complete accessibility. Complimentary music, water, and snacks were even provided on board. The Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, and Bobcaygeon Chambers of Commerce support the shopping bus as good for local businesses.

The only complaint heard during the test run was that the service was not yet permanent. Riders were unanimous that such a bus is key.

One rider noted he used the shuttle to get to Cameron to visit his family, which he has been unable to do for a long time without a car. Another rider, a single mother, was grateful for the bus as she was able to take her children to the beach in Fenelon Falls. People also shopped and dined at the locations along the test route.

Stop and shop! Danielle VanGennip of Dunsford takes the opportunity to browse at Butterfly Boutique in Fenelon Falls, part of the first test run of the local weekly shopping bus.  Photo - Mike Perry

Stop and shop! Danielle VanGennip of Dunsford takes the opportunity to browse at Butterfly Boutique in Fenelon Falls, part of the first test run of the local weekly shopping bus. Photo - Mike Perry

The plan is to keep the bus running this fall based on advertising, sponsorship and promotional opportunities. Local businesses are encouraged to get creative with such a hands-on, people-centred and much-needed fun, community concept.

“This helps people while being a great business opportunity,” noted Michael Bryant, owner of the shopping bus, the town trolley and Dromoland Stables in Little Britain. “We are very encouraged by the results of the first test market”, he added.

Perry noted that there is still work to be done listening to rider feedback, including more advertising and making the route schedule more user-friendly. The second test run will be scheduled and publicized in the next few weeks.