to Feb 14

Home Share Program Seeks Participants

HomeShare, the housing pilot program introduced last year by Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, The Halliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Northumberland County and several other community partners, is seeking participants. The program aims to address our current lack of affordable housing and need for independent living options for women

The program is currently in need of female Home Owners to participate in the matching process. Home Owners should be living independently in their home, have an interest in having someone share household responsibilities, have a spare room to offer and an interest in companionship.

Home Sharing programs are successful, evidence-based initiatives that exist within Canada and around the world, with some programs running for more than 30 years. With a dynamic model, Home Sharing is more than just housing; it is about the relationship and companionship between two people based on respect, personal choice and maintaining dignity.

For more information on the HomeShare program, and to learn how you can get involved, please contact the HomeShare coordinator at or 905-372- 1545, or visit

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7:00 PM19:00

Downtown Port Hope Gets Into The Holiday Spirit

Port Hope: In collaboration with Port Hope's Annual Candlelight Walk and Moonlight Madness in downtown Port Hope, Critical Mass Art is hosting an evening festival that showcases the themes of migration and story-telling through multi-media contemporary visual art installations and puppetry.

The family-friendly festivities include Port Hope's annual sing-along candlelight walk with the addition of illuminated lanterns and giant puppets (including a 24ft whale!). This contemporary art experience led by Critical Mass promises to add whimsy and magic to this annual tradition. As always, with the the donation of a non-perishable food item, participants will receive a battery-operated candle.

Critical Mass is also opening the doors to the Little Station on November 23rd. The Little Station is believed to be Port Hope's 1st train station. It was moved to Lent Lane this summer and is now transformed into a creative hub for the community! To celebrate the transformation of this little heritage building, VIA Rail Canada will be bringing the VIA Rail miniature train and offering FREE rides on board after the procession (with boarding in front of the Little Station). The mini train will be lit up for the Candlelight procession and will also make an appearance in the Port Hope Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, Nov 24th.

Critical Mass is holding a contest to 'Hop on Board the VIA mini train' during the Candlelight procession on Nov 23rd. The winner will have the opportunity to board their family on the mini train, and will also receive $200 in HBIA gift certificates to spend in downtown Port Hope, and a $500 travel credit with VIA Rail Canada. * Entry form at Contest closes Nov 21 at 8pm. Winner announced Nov 22.

Home Hardware has also partnered with Critical Mass to transform Lent Lane into a warm and inviting pop up Christmas Night Market complete with vintage holiday tunes, great street food (Mexican hot chocolate, churros, hot apple cider, chili, and s'mores to name a few!), ski chalet inspired warming stations, homespun artisan crafts, and one of a kind gifts! You can even buy your fresh cut Christmas tree in the lane from the Port Hope Scouts!

This is a one night only event and one you don't want to miss!

Location: Downtown Port Hope
Time: Friday, November 23 at 7:00pm - 9pm

7:00pm Candlelight Walk (gather at Walton & Pine Streets - Our Lady of Mercy parking lot)
7:20pm Tree lighting ceremony in Memorial Park following the candlelight procession
7-9pm Pop Up Christmas Night Market in Lent Lane and Little Station Holiday Open House & Multi-Media Art Installation

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11:00 AM11:00

Santa Claus for Paws Fundraiser

St. John Ambulance is having a  Santa Claus for Paws Fundraiser on Saturday November 24th from 11am-4pm. A professional photographer will be offering  holiday photos with your pet and Santa and much more! For a small donation ($10 suggested), receive a digital download of your photos.

Bring your family, bring your pets! Multiple pets are welcome in each photo and/or adults and children for festive family portraits. (Photos available without Santa as well).

Join the fun at the St. John Ambulance office 700 D’Arcy Street, Bldg 19, Cobourg Free Nail Trims, Silent Action and so much more!  All proceeds will support the SJA Northumberland therapy dogs continue to help those in need in Northumberland County. 

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10:00 AM10:00

Bring the Family to 8th annual FAMILY WELLNESS DAY EXPO in Cobourg

The 8th annual London Family Wellness Day Expo will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018   from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at Northumberland Mall, 1111 Elgin Street West, Cobourg, ON.


This Free heartfelt event is designed to appeal to families interested in health, wellness and green living. Featuring multiple vendors, children’s activities, presentations, door prizes and a silent auction supporting The Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank. This fun family event has something for everyone and is a great way to spend a Saturday.

Visitors to the Expo can interact with a diverse group of Professionals to learn how to improve the physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being of their family.

** Bring a non-perishable food item and receive a bonus ticket

to be entered in the hourly door prize drawing **

The Family Wellness Day Expo organizers would like to acknowledge the generous support of the local community.  To learn more about this event, please visit



Northumberland Fare Share Food Banks is dedicated to serving Cobourg and Port Hope, by collecting and distributing food and other necessities to individuals and families in need in our community. That need is now greater than ever before. As volunteers, we can’t do what we do without your help. You can register to volunteer here. Please contribute to the Fare Share Food Bank generously, and help make our community a better place. Your contribution could change someone’s life.


Learn more at

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7:30 PM19:30

Northumberland Learning Connection - The China Dream

The China Dream,

Northumberland Learning Connection’s series of five talks and discussions, begins on October 25, with Juan Wang of McGill University speaking on Xi Jinping and His Party, at 7.30 pm at the Columbus Community Centre, Cobourg.

To order tickets, call the Victoria Hall box office, 905 372 2210, (toll free 1.855 372 2210), or online at

 For more information, or to confirm times and locations, visit NLC’s new website:

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12:01 AM00:01

Boston Creme Donut Day


Tim Hortons, Colborne location and Northumberland United Way presents Boston Cream Donut Day!

For one day only, on Tuesday, October 23, proceeds from all sales of Boston Cream donuts at the Tim Hortons Colborne location will support 211. $10 for a dozen. Pre-order your donuts, by calling (905) 355-1470 or faxing your completed pre-order form to (905) 355-2311.

211 Ontario is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

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4:00 PM16:00

Celebrate Northumberland Hills Hospital’s 15th Anniversary next month with an open house and behind-the-scenes tour, October 18th

In celebration of Northumberland Hills Hospital’s upcoming anniversary, staff, physicians and volunteers are inviting the public to an afternoon and evening of special behind-the-scenes tours.

 Join members of the hospital team as they thank the community for the continued support, demonstrate the health care services available today at NHH and highlight services and supports expected to grow in the coming years as demand for patient care continues.

 Hosted by hospital staff, physicians and Foundation and Auxiliary volunteers, guided tours will depart at 15-minute intervals from the Main Street Bistro on the main floor of the hospital, just inside the front entrance. The tours—each lasting approximately an hour in length—will visit as many areas of the hospital as possible, including:

-        Cancer and Supportive Care;

-        Diagnostic Imaging (including opportunities to see first-hand the Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Mammography and Fluoroscopy units);

-        Surgical Suites; and

-        Birthing Suites.

 Before or after the tour, visitors will be encouraged to visit with NHH staff, physicians and volunteers in the Bistro while enjoying music, refreshments and photo displays highlighting today’s hospital services.

 “We have so much to celebrate at 15 years,” said NHH President and CEO Linda. “This hospital brought many new health care services and supports to Northumberland County when it opened on October 22nd, 2003. NHH would not have been possible without the exceptional support and commitment of this community, and we’re looking forward to saying thanks, celebrating the successes and looking ahead to the future, together.”


Tour space is limited, so kindly RSVP by October 16th to or at 905-372-6811, ext. 3068.

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1:00 PM13:00

Notice of a Subdivision Application and Public Meeting

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Notice of a Subdivision Application and Public Meeting

The County of Northumberland has received an application for a 17 lot plan of subdivision in Harwood.

The Township of Hamilton will host a public meeting to consider the application:

Date and Time of Meeting: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Location of Meeting: Township of Hamilton Municipal Office (Council Chambers)

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to Oct 12

Support Food 4 All Warehouse

This event is to raise donations for the Food 4 All warehouse in advance of the holiday season. 

One hundred per cent of cash donations are used to purchase additional food supplies, and all dona­tions are then distributed to Northumberland's 13 food banks.

The Top 10 items most in demand at local food banks include:

 1. Fresh fruit/vegetables

2. Canned fruit/vegetables

3. Canned meat/fish

4. Peanut butter

5. Soups/stews

6. Pasta/pasta sauce

7. Canned tomatoes

8. Canned pasta

9. Toilet paper

10. Shampoo/soaps

Community members are invited to come out again this year and help make this event a success!

The Food Drive runs from  8am Thursday, October 11 to 8pm Friday, October 12 

Donations can be dropped off at Victoria Hall in Cobourg


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to Sep 26

Northumberland Coaches Week Sports Film Festival


How does sport change lives?

Please join Northumberland Sports Council and its partners for an exclusive screening of 2 Canadian Sport Film Festival documentaries to find out! Both documentaries will be featured on September 25, 2018 at East Northumberland Secondary School in Brighton AND on September 26,2018 at Cobourg Collegiate Institute from 6:00pm-­-9:00pm.  

We are pleased to be able to offer these movies for FREE to the community. The goal of this project is to highlight some of the social determinatesofhealthexperiencedacrossNorthumberlandcountyandexplorethedifferentwayssport and physical activity can provide a place of belonging for all.

The first movie is Keepers of the Games. This film showcases Lacrosse. Lacrosse was born in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory as a sacred game, traditionally reserved for men. Just off the reservation at Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY an all-­-Native girls lacrosse team comes together, seeking to be the first Native women's team to bring home a Section Championship. But first, they will have to overcome their crosstown rivals, Massena High. As the season comes to a head, the team is faced with increasing ambivalence in their own community and the girls must prove that the game of lacrosse is their rightful inheritance. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people's tradition in a changing world.

The second movie is called Kickstart. On September 12th, the Homeless World Cup will kick off in Amsterdam. Bringing together participants from 70 countries, the annual event puts a spotlight on global issues of poverty and homelessness.  Street Soccer Canada,a non-­-profit that runs a network of over 20 soccer programs at shelters in a dozen cities across the country, has sent a team to the tournamenteachyearsince2004.Fortheshelteredandhomelessindividualswhoplay,it's a chance to be part of a team. And sometimes that small step is all it takes to get the ball rolling.

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7:00 PM19:00

Lakeshore Waves Modern Square Dance Club Starts New Season

Lakeshore Waves Modern Square Dance Club starts their new season on Thursday September 6th from 7 - 9:30 p.m. at the Baltimore Recreation Centre, Community Centre Road, Baltimore.

Come and learn to square dance in a fun, friendly environment with a live caller and teacher. If you can walk, you can square dance. Beginners welcome. First 2 nights are free for new dancers; then $7.50 per person per night.

For more information call Teresa at 905-372-0194

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10:00 AM10:00

Incredible Edibles Festival Farm Tour


Have you ever wanted to learn more about the origin of your food? Or get close to a sheep, cow, or bison? How about experiencing one of the last farm animal auctions in Ontario? If so, then this tour is for you!

Experience three farms and a livestock auction all in one day with the Incredible Edibles Festival Farm Tour.

On Friday, July 13, 2018 enjoy a guided bus tour through the picturesque rolling Trent Hills in Northumberland County. Experience real life on the farm through visits to Masson Meadows Sheep Farm, Hoards Station Sale Barn, Healey Falls Bison Farm, and Faybil (dairy) Farms.

Enjoy a lunch of delicious, locally sourced food served at Capers Tap House in the beautiful riverside community of Campbellford. The ticket cost of $60 includes a local tour guide and bus transportation from Campbellford, four site visits, and lunch. For more information and to purchase a ticket please visit

And be sure to stick around for the main event! The Incredible Edibles Festival will take place the next
day on Saturday, July 14 from 10 am to 4 pm in downtown Campbellford. Coming into its 5th year, it’s
going to be better than ever!

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to Aug 29

Northumberland 89.7 FM's Summer Music Series 2018

Grab a lawn chair and grab your friends!

Northumberland 89.7 FM proudly presents the Summer Music Series 2018 with a fantastic line up of great local talent. 

ALL concerts are FREE …7 PM - 8: 30 PM every Wednesday evening … all summer long! (weather permitting)

It all takes place at the Victoria Park band shell in Cobourg.

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4:30 PM16:30

Strawberry Dinner in Victoria Park

Strawberry Dinner under the tent Friday, June 29 in Victoria Park

Celebrate strawberry season, and the start of the Canada Day long weekend! Join us on Friday, June 29, under the Lion’s Tent in Victoria Park for the 3rd annual Strawberry Dinner to support United Way. Generously hosted by the Lions Club of Cobourg.

The dinner menu includes: Potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, cucumber & tomato salad, deviled eggs, pickles, rolls & butter, cold meat & hot meatballs, delicious Van Dorp strawberries white cake and whip cream, coffee and tea.

The dinner takes place on Friday, June 29, 2018  from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the Lions Club of Cobourg tent in Victoria Park, Cobourg.

Tickets $15/advance or $20 at the door. Purchase your tickets by calling Cobourg Lions Community Centre (905) 372-6217, United Way (905) 372-6955 or online through snapd Northumberland West. 


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6:00 PM18:00

Tickets on Sale Now - Wine & Ale in the Park

You are invited to join us for our annual Wine & Ale in the Park event on Thursday, June 28th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm in Victoria Park, Cobourg, hosted by Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation (NHHF).

This year’s event will take us Down Under with tastes from Australia and New Zealand.

Wine & Ale in the Park is a wonderful event for community members to come together and enjoy the atmosphere, delightful foods, explore new wines, and local ales.

The Pairing Stations are tastefully and carefully put together for maximum appeal and are locally catered. Confirmed attendees to date include The Mill, Vintage Pizza Pie Co., William Street Brewery and Brock Street Brewery, to name a few. Tickets are $60 and include two beverage vouchers and samplings of delectable foods.

Tickets can be purchased online at, under Events. Additional beverage vouchers will be available for purchase on the evening of the event for $5 each. Your email confirmation will act as your ticket.

Tickets are on sale now and it is expected to be a sell-out so guests are encouraged to get their tickets early. All proceeds raised will be used to fund the purchase of life-saving medical equipment for Northumberland Hills Hospital.

For more information, please contact Natasha Jacobs at or 905-372-6811 ext. 3065

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to Jun 24

Ganaraska Bio Blitz

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The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Northumberland BioBlitz will be conducted in the Ganaraska Forest! This event, in association with the Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative, will take place the weekend of June 23rd-24th 2018. Mark your calendars!

There will be selected sites in the 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest that will be studied and inventoried by experts – plus sites that public Citizen Scientists will be invited to explore, survey and assist with species counts. The goal is to obtain a baseline of flora & fauna diversity, as well as insects, reptiles and amphibians, bats, birds, and other animals - in short, to gain a better understanding of the Ganaraska Forest’s current biodiversity.

Sound exciting? We think so! If you’re interested in taking part, keep your eye on updates to both the GRCA and Northumberland Bioblitz Facebook pages (@GanaraskaCA / @Northumberlandbioblitz), as well as the GRCA’s websites ( / If you’re an expert who is willing to volunteer their time, please contact Chris Ketola, Northumberland BioBlitz Lead at, or Ken Towle, GRCA Terrestrial Ecologist at

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7:30 AM07:30


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The Port Hope Knights of Columbus will be hosting their 7th Annual Northumberland Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday June 16th , 2018 at Ash Brook Golf Club.

Raising over $27,000.00 since the tournaments inception, the Northumberland Charity Golf Tournament has been able to provide support to several charities; for the fourth year, funds raised at the tournament will be donated to Rebound Child & Youth Services and Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre.

Both organizations serve the local community and are very appreciative of the support. Manager of Community Engagement for Cornerstone, Carly Cunningham, says “We are truly grateful to the Knights of Columbus in Port hope for hosting such a fabulous event for both Cornerstone and Rebound. It is wonderful to see a local chapter supporting local organizations. The tournament is always a fun day for everyone and we are looking forward to it.”

Community Relations & Fund Development Coordinator for Rebound, Rachel Edwards, says “The funds raised by this golf tournament are a tremendous support for the programs and services that Rebound offers to the local children and youth of the community. Thank you to the amazing support from the Port Hope Knights of Columbus.”

The event is held at Ash Brook Golf course every year and draws roughly 120 golfers. New this year Lauria
Auto Group is offering two chances to win either a 2018 Hyundai Elantra, or 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.
There will also be a prize for all participants at the end of the day.

Shane Cassidy (Golf Chairman) can guarantee a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for all participants.
Please join us in supporting Rebound, Child & Youth Services and Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention
Centre, two amazing local charities.

Fees of $110 a golfer apply and include golf, prizes and steak or chicken lunch. To register please contact:
289-251- 7678 or 905-885-6913

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10:00 AM10:00

Cobourg Busker Festival

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Step right up to the annual Busker Festival happening in Downtown Cobourg on Saturday, June 9. From 10AM to 5PM enjoy free busker shows for all ages from 7 international performers!


Plus, there will be lots of sidewalk sales from our downtown businesses, tons of food to eat from our local restaurants and an abundance of fun for the whole family. Join us downtown for a full day of performances, activities, shopping and food!


“We’ve put a lot of thought into the performers coming to the festival,” says Paige Wiggans, Events and Communications Coordinator. “It is a completely new lineup from last year and we are excited for these high energy performances to come to our downtown.”


Our downtown streets will be filled with live entertainment ranging from the Canadian Champion of Magic to identically hilarious twin sisters – there is sure to be a show for you! With more than 60 vendors to visit, King St. will be packed with lots of experiences and things to enjoy.


Come one, come all to the Busker Festival in Downtown Cobourg! Don’t miss your chance to feel the magic up close.


Event Details:

•    Saturday, June 9th in Downtown Cobourg from 10am to 5pm

•    3 stage areas with 9 professional acts rotating all day

•    Live graffiti artists creating murals and custom works

•    Over 60 vendors, including retail, food, art and community groups

•    Walk A Mile In Her Shoes will walk through the festival at 11am

•    Words from Walk A Mile and Downtown Cobourg at 11:45am in front of Victoria Hall

•    Stage performance schedules are attached

•    Regular updates about vendors and performers can be found on the Busker Festival Facebook event page

•    List of Performers for the 2018 Busker Festival:
3M Dance Works
Premiere Dance
Nathaniel Rankin – Canadian Champion of Magic
Troy Sexton – Rhythm Works
Andy Giroux – Limited Edition
Les Soeurs Kif-Kif
Circle of Sixth – Jazz/Contemporary band
Les Tartanpions
Kyle Juggler


For more information, and a complete list of the 2017 Calendar of Events in Downtown Cobourg, visit


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9:00 AM09:00

EarlyON Centre invites families to celebration of Indigenous culture

In honour of National Indigenous History Month, join Northumberland EarlyON Centre staff at the Hastings Field House on June 8th for a celebration of Indigenous culture the whole family will enjoy.

The EarlyON Cultural Kickoff launches a new program for Northumberland EarlyON Child & Family Centres featuring Indigenous teachings and activities. This program is being offered in partnership with the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre.

The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre strives to enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal People in the City of Peterborough and surrounding area. They
provide a place of acceptance and well-being for urban Aboriginal people through a wide-range of community based programs & services.

· Experience ceremonial drumming, music and dancing

· Enjoy light refreshments

· Meet new staff and learn about new programming


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11:00 AM11:00

21st Annual Caring Fore Our Community Golf Tournament

Community Care Northumberland’s 21st Annual “Caring Fore Our Community” golf tournament will be held at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Brighton on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.     

Community Care Northumberland is a multi-service community support agency operating the following programs throughout the County of Northumberland:

-          Meals on Wheels Programs

-          Friendly Visiting and Telephone Security Checks Programs

-          Hospice Services

-          Home Help & Home Maintenance Programs

-          Wellness Programs for Seniors

-          Transportation Services including the Specialized Transportation program with options for rural and accessible needs

“This is Community Care Northumberland’s major fundraising event.” said Alicia Vandine, Regional Community Relations Coordinator.  “The money raised at this tournament supports all our programs throughout the region.”

This year, Henderson Developments from Brighton is joining as a Platinum sponsor and there will be two hole-in-one prizes; a 2018 Hyundai Elantra GL Auto from Lauria Hyundai in Port Hope and secondly a $10,000 cash prize sponsored by McGlennon Insurance from Colborne.  There will also be some exciting auction items; $250 VIA travel voucher and several beautiful gift baskets to name a few.  There are also prizes for the top men, ladies and combined teams.

“We have some sponsorship opportunities left and spaces for golfers,” added Vandine.  “Last year, this tournament raised $20,000 for Community Care Northumberland and these dollars help us meet the growing demand for our programs and services.”


New This Year – In Honour Cart Sponsorships

“You don’t only have to be a golfer to support our event,” said Vandine.  “We are inviting the public to sponsor a golf cart in their name or in honour of a loved one by making a contribution on-line.  It’s easy; we have a direct link on our homepage set up to support in honour carts.”


Event Summary:

Date: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Location: Timber Ridge Golf Course

Address: 19 Timber Ridge Drive, Brighton, Ontario

Time: 11:00 am Registration and BBQ.  Tournament Begins 12:30 pm Shotgun Start

Format: Best Ball Foursome/Scramble

To register yourself or your team or donate: On-line at  or call 1-866-514-5774.  

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