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A Call from The Fenelon Falls Farmers' Market

The Fenelon Falls Farmers' Market is calling upon you to join us for our AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Wed. March 6th 7:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion (23 Veterans Way) in Fenelon Falls. 

We need community support in order for the farmers' market to succeed. Your input and views about the market is important to us. If you now of anyone else who might be interested in attending this meeting please let them know. We do hope you can attend.

Please remember: 

Every time someone shops at the farmers' market they are supporting the local economy and it's farmers.

For every dollar spent at the market, another ten is spent else where in town.

Thank you

Kathy - Vice President FFFM


The Fenelon Falls Farmers’ Market is accepting new vendors. To learn more or to get in touch visit:

www.fenelonfallsfarmersmarket.com


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Passport to Christmas Wrap Up

A huge thank you to everyone that entered our Passport to Christmas contest in December. We also wanted to thank each of the businesses who participated and donated prizes for the three gift baskets.

Passport to Christmas has now concluded and winners will be chosen on January 9th, 2019.

The prizes are as follows:

GRAND PRIZE (valued at $550) - Epicurean Delight Dinner Package at Eganridge includes overnight accommodations in a Lakeview Terrace Room with King size bed, continental breakfast and dinner for two along with a $50.00 gift card to spend however the winner chooses. The package is available until April 30, 2018 and after that the $340 gift card can be used toward any purchase at Eganridge. The grand prize basket also includes items donated from other participating businesses.

SECOND PRIZE (valued at approx. $150) - A gift basket filled with assorted prize items from our participating businesses.

THIRD PRIZE (valued at approx. $100) - A gift basket filled with assorted prize items from our participating businesses.

Passport to Christmas Prizes

We are excited to announce that participants in our Passport to Christmas contest will be eligible to win one of THREE gift baskets ranging in value from approximately $100 to over $500.

The Passport to Christmas contest runs from December 1st to December 31st, 2018. Limited passports are available and can be picked up at the Visitors Centre at 15 Oak St or at any of the participating businesses. When you make a purchase at a participating business, you'll receive a stamp on your passport. Simply fill out your passport card and submit to the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce or any participating location to enter.

GRAND PRIZE (valued at $550) - Epicurean Delight Dinner Package at Eganridge includes overnight accommodations in a Lakeview Terrace Room with King size bed, continental breakfast and dinner for two along with a $50.00 gift card to spend however the winner chooses. The package is available until April 30, 2018 and after that the $340 gift card can be used toward any purchase at Eganridge. The grand prize basket also includes items donated from other participating businesses.

SECOND PRIZE (valued at approx. $150) - A gift basket filled with assorted prize items from our participating businesses.

THIRD PRIZE (valued at approx. $100) - A gift basket filled with assorted prize items from our participating businesses.

The draw will be made on January 9th, 2019.

Participating locations include: Bert's Appliances, Between 2 Lakes, Big Event Floral & Decorating, The Butterfly Boutique, Canadian Tire Fenelon Falls, Colborne Street Gallery, Cornerstone Furnishings, Country Cupboard, Fenelon Cleaners & Solar Coin Laundry, Fenelon Falls Home Hardware, Handley Lumber, Kawartha Lakes Winery, Silhouette Beauty & Medi Spa, The Barn and Bunkie, The Book Lady, The Corral, The Kawartha Store, Watson's Village Shop, and Vision Hair Studio.

Good luck and happy shopping 🎁

November Winner - Cheryl P.

Congratulations to Cheryl P. the first winner in the Town Crier submissions contest.

She looks forward to spending her $50 prize money in Fenelon Falls. 

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December 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. December’s prize is $50. Visit our Enter To Win page for the full details.

CIP Office Hours

Carlie Arbour will be at the Fenelon Falls library on December 6 and 13, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm for office hours and walk ins to discuss the Community Improvement Plan.

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(submitted by Jim Armstrong)

There is over $1 million dollars in financial incentives available through loan and grant programs. Successful applicants will be able to use the funds to improve their commercial, mixed-use, or heritage designated residential buildings.

Funding is available to support eight types of improvement projects:

  1. improving signage

  2. improving façades

  3. building repairs and renovations

  4. accessibility improvements

  5. heritage conservation

  6. outdoor art

  7. outdoor patios

  8. design studies

One million dollars is available in loans to property and business owners across the City of Kawartha Lakes. Loans will be a low interest rate over a five year term. The loan program is especially attractive to land owners who are looking to make significant improvements on one or more story of their building.

Matching fund grants (50% of eligible costs) are available to properties within the downtown areas that completed a Downtown Revitalization project: Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Norland and Omemee. Grants are available for the signage, façade and building repair and renovation improvement projects.

The Million Dollar Makeover is now open! Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm on Thursday January 17, 2019.

Passport to Christmas

We are excited to reveal our Passport to Christmas contest which will run from December 1st to December 31st, 2018. 

Pick up your Passport to Christmas at the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce (15 Oak Street) or from any participating location. Each time you make a purchase at a participating location, you’ll receive a stamp. Receive four stamps by the end of the month and you’ll qualify for a grand prize!

Simply fill out your passport card and submit to the Fenelon Falls Chamber of Commerce or any participating location to enter. The draw will be made on January 9th, 2019.

Participating locations include: Bert's Appliances, Between 2 Lakes, Big Event Floral & Decorating, The Butterfly Boutique, Canadian Tire Fenelon Falls, Colborne Street Gallery, Cornerstone Furnishings, Country Cupboard, Fenelon Cleaners & Solar Coin Laundry, Fenelon Falls Home Hardware, Handley Lumber, Kawartha Lakes Winery, Silhouette Beauty & Medi Spa, The Barn and Bunkie, The Book Lady, The Corral, The Kawartha Store, Watson's Village Shop, and Vision Hair Studio.

We will reveal more details about the grand prize soon!

Good luck and happy shopping 🎁

Santa Supports CIP Funding for Business Owners

Submitted by Jim Armstrong

The Community Improvement Plan is now open for funding applications so Fenelon Forward is hosting a special meeting on Thursday, November 29th, 5:30 to 6:30pm at St James Church Hall.

 
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Carlie Arbour, the person who will be handling applications at City of Kawartha Lakes, is coming to discuss all the details of eligibility and approval process.

There is over $1 million dollars in financial incentives available through loan and grant programs. Successful applicants will be able to use the funds to improve their commercial, mixed-use, or heritage designated residential buildings.

Funding is available to support eight types of improvement projects:

  1. improving signage

  2. improving façades

  3. building repairs and renovations

  4. accessibility improvements

  5. heritage conservation

  6. outdoor art

  7. outdoor patios

  8. design studies

One million dollars is available in loans to property and business owners across the City of Kawartha Lakes. Loans will be a low interest rate over a five year term. The loan program is especially attractive to land owners who are looking to make significant improvements on one or more story of their building.

Matching fund grants (50% of eligible costs) are available to properties within the downtown areas that completed a Downtown Revitalization project: Coboconk, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Norland and Omemee. Grants are available for the signage, façade and building repair and renovation improvement projects.

The Million Dollar Makeover is now open! Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm on Thursday January 17, 2019.

Santa Day Promotions

There are tons of amazing promotions happening during Santa Day. We’ve highlighted some of them below and you can find more amazing activities and treats on the Santa Day website.

the corral

25% off store wide, embroidery excluded.

ziraldo’s

Free hot chocolate for kids 12 and under all day with the purchase of an appetizer or entree.

country cupboard

In an effort to reduce waste at our most cherished community event Country Cupboard is offering free timmies coffee, free fair trade organic sweet bottoms coffee, and free dairy free hot chocolate if you bring your own reusable mug.

We will also have a recycling and waste centre set up to encourage other businesses to put out a blue box so the community has access to recycling. We also remind the community that once you are finished with a disposable cup you simply remove the lid and put both in the blue box (plastic/container recycling)

colborne street gallery

Colborne Street Gallery by Tim + Chris currently has their affordable Holiday Art Market open. This exhibition and art market will feature a wide selection of work from local artists as well as artists outside our community. It will champion original fine art, with a special focus on affordable artwork priced at $400 and under.

cornerstone

Check out Cornerstone’s Black Friday flyer at homefurniture.ca for savings lasting until December 2nd. There are also many in store “one of a kind” specials, as well as tax Included on all regular priced giftware, accessories, and lamps.

the kawartha store

The Kawartha Store is re-running their 12 Days of Santa is Coming to Fenelon Sale on Black Friday and Santa Day. The entire store will be tax free all weekend! There are huge sales on items from men’s wear, women’s clothing & intimates, handbags, candles, soaps & lotions. In addition to this, they will be serving hot apple cider and homemade cookies as they are a warming station for Santa Day.