Uxbridge

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Teddy Bear Train Day 2

Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This is a popular semi-annual event, where children can bring their teddy bear or favourite stuffy for a check-up with Dr. Bear. In addition to Dr. Bear, there will be on-board entertainment. Children 12 and under ride for $1 when carrying their Teddy Bear (maximum of 2 children per adult)

The train departs Uxbridge Station at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm and from Stouffville at noon. Book your tickets online at: www.ydhr.ca

Location: 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge

Durham Region

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Putting Durham's Waterfront Trail "on the map"

Two exciting events are putting Durham's stretch of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail on the map this year.

In late August, a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers mapped a significant portion of the off-road sections of Durham's Waterfront Trail using the Google Trekker – the same device used for mapping and photographing streetscapes since 2007.

This futuristic-looking 40-pound device, connected to GPS, is equipped with 15 cameras and captures a 360-degree panoramic view of the trail. Thanks to the volunteers who trekked the off-road sections of the trail through Clarington, Oshawa, Whitby and Pickering. Mapping of the Ajax portion of the trail is happening this fall. You'll soon be able to virtually "walk" the trail from the comfort of your own home. Visit the Google Maps Treks at google.ca/maps/about/treks for more information.

The trail also received official designation this summer as an Ontario Trail of Distinction, from Ontario's Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The Waterfront Regeneration Trust, which works with stakeholders across the province, announced the news that the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes Waterfront Trail received this first-ever honour, which marks it as one of the best trails the province has to offer.

The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail protects, connects, and celebrates the world's largest group of freshwater lakes. More than 1,900 kilometres long, it connects more than 116 communities and First Nations from the eastern border of Ontario to Lake Huron.

In Durham Region, the trail travels through five municipalities and is approximately 84 kilometres long.

Visit the Durham Trails website at durhamtrails.ca, or call 1-800-413-0017 for more information. Our website has an interactive map to help you plan your route. You can also order the Durham Trails Guide through the website.

Durham Region

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Fall Fairs

Sept 2 to 4: Port Perry

Sept 7 to 10: Orono Fair

Sept 8 to 12: Uxbridge

Sept 12 to 14: Sunderland

Sept 15 to 17: Beaverton

Oct 7: Newcastle Harvest Festival

Midways, funnel cake and tractor pulls-who doesn't love fall fairs? Come on out and celebrate agriculture at Durham Region's fine fall fairs. Sample delicious farm fresh and classic fair foods, or take in one of the 4-H or livestock shows. From musical entertainment and demolition derbies, to local vendors and agricultural displays, there is no shortage of fun.

Uxbridge

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Uxbridge Studio Tour

Discover the beauty of North Durham through the Uxbridge Studio Tour on September 16 and 17. Enjoy a self-guided tour of 25 unique artists' studios and chat with award-winning artists as you explore their artwork. Now in its 32nd year, the tour celebrates the work of 64 remarkable artists, and the spaces where art happens, from studios nestled into historic downtown Uxbridge, to workspaces tucked into lush green forests, or surrounded by rolling farmland. Mixed media and textile artists, painters, jewelers, sculptors, potters, photographers and woodworkers are all on display. Collect five Passport to Art stamps as you visit the studios and sponsor locations for a chance to win a fabulous grand prize.

Durham Region

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CULTURE DAYS 2017

Get ready to create, participate and share at Culture Days 2017. From September 29 to October 1, more than 7,500 free activities are taking place in hundreds of communities from coast to coast. Join local arts and heritage organizations across Durham Region as they come together to share their cultural spirit and passion. This annual celebration of culture showcases free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to the behind-the-scene world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers in their home communities. Vist www.durham.ca and www.culturedays.ca for a full listing of events.

Durham Region

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DURHAM REGION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 2017 Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF) is back for its third year, running from September 18 to 24. Experience seven days of carefully selected films, industry workshops and a one-of-a-kind movie-making experience at Docville's Wild West movie set.

Taking full advantage of Durham's cultural landscape, films will screen at Landmark Theatre in Whitby, the Regent Theatre in Oshawa, Docville's Wild West movie set in Clarington and Ajax's historical St. Francis Centre for Community, Arts & Culture, with industry seminars at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Tickets are available for purchase through the Regent Theatre's Box Office.

DRIFF is a local non-profit dedicated to promoting arts, culture and community in the region. The festival not only showcases great films, but puts an emphasis on community involvement.

For more information on the festival, visit driff.ca, or follow the festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CatchTheDRIFF/ or through its Twitter or Instagram accounts.

barn Pickering

Dinner and a Show

Cozy up to a delightful dinner and show at a 150-year-old dairy barn in Pickering this winter. Herongate features delicious buffet dining and hilarious, full-run theatrical comedies in a unique and rustic setting. Cozy up to a delightful dinner and...
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skiing Durham Region

Hit the Slopes

While the season was short last year, this chilly winter has brought us lots of fluffy white snow and is laying the groundwork for a busy and long ski season. We are incredibly lucky to live in Durham Region, where we have four ski resorts that make for a world-class...
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musicians Oshawa

RMG Fridays tonight!

Happy second anniversary! Come out to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa tonight (Feb. 1) as they host a community-themed Block Party, co-hosted by Oshawa Mayor John Henry, Dr. Steven E. Franklin of Trent University, Dr. Tim McTiernan of the...
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skiing Durham Region

Hit the Slopes

While the season was short last year, this chilly winter has brought us lots of fluffy white snow and is laying the groundwork for a busy and long ski season. We are incredibly lucky to live in Durham Region, where we have four ski resorts that make for a world-class...
MORE »

musicians Oshawa

RMG Fridays tonight!

Happy second anniversary! Come out to the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa tonight (Feb. 1) as they host a community-themed Block Party, co-hosted by Oshawa Mayor John Henry, Dr. Steven E. Franklin of Trent University, Dr. Tim McTiernan of the...
MORE »

barn Pickering

Dinner and a Show

Cozy up to a delightful dinner and show at a 150-year-old dairy barn in Pickering this winter. Herongate features delicious buffet dining and hilarious, full-run theatrical comedies in a unique and rustic setting. Cozy up to a delightful dinner and...
MORE »

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