What’s new from the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism – June 20, 2018

Featuring Summer Social PBX, Five Minutes for Business, Agilec food drive, McLean Berry Farm, and more

Strawberry season is underway at McLean and Buckhorn Berry Farms, with pre-picked and pick-your-own options available. The farms have recently unveiled a new logo and website, and you can visit them at local farmers' markets in Peterborough (the Wednesday downtown market and the new Saturday downtown market), Lakefield, Stanhope, Haliburton, and Minden. (Photo: McLean Berry Farm / Facebook)
Strawberry season is underway at McLean and Buckhorn Berry Farms, with pre-picked and pick-your-own options available. The farms have recently unveiled a new logo and website, and you can visit them at local farmers' markets in Peterborough (the Wednesday downtown market and the new Saturday downtown market), Lakefield, Stanhope, Haliburton, and Minden. (Photo: McLean Berry Farm / Facebook)

Kawartha Chamber Members Invited To Peterborough Chamber’s Summer Social PBX – July 3rd

KLC County Fair

Members of the Kawartha Chamber have been invited to the Peterborough Chamber’s county fair-themed Summer Social Peterborough Business Exchange at Kawartha Lakes Construction.

The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd at 3359 Lakefield Road, Lakefield.

This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with fellow community members. There will be tons of games, prizes, and delicious refreshments to go around to celebrate the season and our community.

Register now.

 

Did you know?

Chamber members have access to the Chamber’s Esso Business Card gas discount program! Sign up to get a 3.5 cent/litre fuel discount, as well as savings on oil, top-up fluids, and car washes.

Find out more about this and other great discount programs available to Chamber members on the Member Discounts page.

 

Five Minutes For Business: State Of The Economy

Five Minutes For Business: State Of The Economy

In this edition of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Five Minutes for Business series, Chamber Chief Economist Trevin Stratton (Ph.D.) examines Canada’s economic performance up to the mid-point of 2018 and considers what the latter half of the year might have in store for us.

The article examines such topics as tariffs, trade talks, pipelines, and electoral change. Read the full article.

 

Tourism Industry Awards Nominations Open

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario has announced nominations for various tourism organization awards:

  • The Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence (TIAO)
  • Culinary Tourism Awards of Excellence (Culinary Tourism Alliance)
  • Ontario’s Choice Awards (Attractions Ontario)
  • Tourism Marketing & Travel Media Awards of Excellence (Destination Ontario)

For more information on each organization’s awards, and to nominate a business, visit www.tiaontario.ca/cpages/2018ontariotourismawards.

 

Agilec Presents Turn The Tables On Hunger – June 21st in Lakefield

Turn The Tables On Hunger

Agilec Lakefield is hosting their annual Turn the Tables on Hunger food drive.

Agilec’s Lakefield location will be hosting a food drive on Thursday, June 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in partnership with Lakefield Foodland, located at 1 Queen Street. All proceeds will be donated to the Lakefield Food Bank, a local charity dedicated to helping those in need.

Turn the Tables on Hunger is a corporate social responsibility initiative that Agilec created and actively participates in year round. The company also chooses one day every June for all 180 staff members in 17 locations across the province to get out into their communities and contribute in some way to eradicating hunger. In previous years, Agilec has volunteered over 1,500 hours, raised more than $18,000, and donated over 2000 pounds of food to local charities.

Read more.

 

McLean and Buckhorn Berry Farms New Logo And Website

McLean and Buckhorn Berry Farms logo

McLean and Buckhorn Berry Farms has unveiled their new logo (above) and website at mcleanberryfarm.com.

Check out McLean Berry Farm at 2191 16th Line in Lakefield and Buckhorn Berry Farm at 3055 Berrie Road in Lakefield for fresh fruit, vegetables, jams, maple syrup and more. Pick your own and pre-picked options available.

 

Trent Lakes Streetscape And Master Plan Revealed

The Municipality of Trent Lakes has released survey information regarding their Streetscape and Greenspace Master Plan for Buckhorn.

Consultation with the public has lead to clear indications of what the residents of Trent Lakes feel are key targets for this plan.

A large majority of respondents (72 per cent) indicated that the primary focus of the development efforts should be on Lakehurst Road and the new park land areas. In terms of investment focus, 31 per cent of respondents indicated sidewalks and trails should be the focus, another 26 per cent chose streetscape improvements, and 20 per cent indicated waterfront amenities as a key area for investment.

Feedback from Trent Lake staff and community members analyzed by the firm Skelton Brumwell & Associates has produced a set of eleven recommendations for the Master Plan. These recommendations have been strategically devised as modules, to be implemented as funding becomes available.

Read more.

 

Jazz Tour Lakefield – June 23rd

The L'll Big Band is performing at Cenotaph Park in Lakefield. (Photo: The L'll Big Band)
The L’ll Big Band is performing at Cenotaph Park in Lakefield. (Photo: The L’ll Big Band)

In celebration of the Lakefield Jazz, Art, and Craft Festival’s 20th anniversary, the Township of Selwyn is hosting a promotional jazz tour on Saturday, June 23rd.

Jazz bands will be playing at different times and locations in Lakefield. Bands and locations include the The L’ll Big Band in Cenotaph Park, Pete Woolidge and Federico Pontani at The Chocolate Rabbit and The Nuddy Bean, Sean Hully at Lakefield Pantry and Happenstance Books and Yarn, Chris Smith at The Thirsty Loon, and more.

Find out more about music times and locations.

 

Lakefield Literary Festival 2018 List Of Authors – July 13 to 15

Canadian actor and comedian Mary Walsh is one of the authors coming to the Lakefield Literary Festival, which runs from July 13 to 15. Walsh recently published her debut novel "Crying for the Moon", about a determined young woman coming of age in 1960s Newfoundland. (Publicity photo)
Canadian actor and comedian Mary Walsh is one of the authors coming to the Lakefield Literary Festival, which runs from July 13 to 15. Walsh recently published her debut novel “Crying for the Moon”, about a determined young woman coming of age in 1960s Newfoundland. (Publicity photo)

The authors’ list for the 2018 Lakefield Literary Festival has been revealed. The festival will take place July 13th to 15th.

Some great authors are involved this year, including Johanna Schneller, Michael Redhill, and Michelle Berry.

Visit lakefieldliteraryfestival.com for a full list of authors, as well as their book descriptions and bios.

Tickets are available online at the website or at Happenstance Books & Yarn in Lakefield.

 

Camp Kawartha Surf ‘N’ Turf Gala Dinner And Auction This Weekend

Nestled on the shores of Clear Lake, and with more than 185 acres of wetlands, woodlands and meadows, Camp Kawartha's Outdoor Education Centre and summer camp (1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer) is a natural for outdoor learning. (Photo: Camp Kawartha)
Nestled on the shores of Clear Lake, and with more than 185 acres of wetlands, woodlands and meadows, Camp Kawartha’s Outdoor Education Centre and summer camp (1010 Birchview Road, Douro-Dummer) is a natural for outdoor learning. (Photo: Camp Kawartha)

Camp Kawartha’s annual Surf ‘n’ Turf Gala and Auction fundraiser is this weekend.

Attendees will enjoy a dinner of steak and lobster, and have the opportunity to bid on a variety of amazing items and services.

Visit kawarthachamber.ca to register and for more information.

 

Chamber Members are Hiring

If your business or organization has a job opportunity you would like to advertise, you can add them to the Chamber’s website through your Member Information Centre account (or submit the description to info@kawarthachamber.ca) and the Chamber will share them in its next Newsflash.

 

Peterborough Public Health Resumes Water Testing At Public Beaches

Enjoying a day at the beach

Peterborough Public Health has announced that it will be resuming testing of water at many public beaches in Peterborough County for E. Coli bacteria, an indicator of fecal contamination, throughout the summer.

Follow @Ptbohealth on Twitter for regular updates on local water conditions. Beaches within the city will be sampled every business day, while county beaches will be tested on a weekly basis.

Peterborough Public Health would like to remind the public of some of the main factors that can result in unsafe levels of bacteria between inspection times: heavy rainfall, large numbers of waterfowl, high winds or wave activity, large numbers of swimmers.

Read more, including a list of beaches that will be tested this summer.

 

Lakefield Triathlon – June 24th (map of road closures available)

Lakefield Triathlon

The Lakefield Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, June 24th. This is an Ontario Youth and Junior Cup series race, open to athletes of all abilities aged four to 19.

The event is expected to bring hundreds of athletes and their families from all over Ontario to Lakefield. Registration for the Triathlon closes on Wednesday, June 20th.

See a map of road closures.

The races will start at Lakefield College School at 8 a.m. and spectators are welcome. Parking can be found at Lakefield College School until 8 a.m. and at the Lakefield-Smith Community Centre after that.

For more information or to register as a racer, visit www.lakefieldtriathlon.ca.

 

Great Canadian Giving Challenge on Now until June 30th

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is on now until June 30th.

Give to any registered Canadian charity by the end of June and they will be automatically entered to win $10,000! Note that donations must be made through the charity’s donation challenge page.

This challenge makes it a great time to donate to a cause you believe in! Visit the Challenge website at givingchallenge.ca for more details and to donate.

Check the Chamber’s business directory and keep an eye out for some member organizations that are charities.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Lakefield Farmers’ Market – June 21st (and every Thursday)
  • Camp Kawartha’s Surf ‘n’ Turf Gala Dinner and Auction – June 23rd
  • Jazz Tour Lakefield – June 23rd
  • Lakefield Triathlon – June 24th
  • Tek Savvy Seniors Seminar – June 27th
  • Family Paddle Day – June 27th
  • Lakefield Jamboree – June 28th to July 1st
  • Gallery on the Lake Mark Berens Exhibit Opens – June 30th
  • Canada Day Celebrations – July 1st

 

For more information about the businesses and events listed above, please visit the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism website at kawarthachamber.ca.

All photos supplied by Kawartha Chamber of Commerce except where noted.

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