August 2017 E-newsletter

“Write this Way” Writing Contest 

Submissions are being accepted for the 3rd annual Brock Township Public Library Write This Way writing contest. Established in honour of Peg Baillie, the amateur writing contest has three categories : Junior (Grade 7-8), Teen

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(Grade 9-12) and Adult.  Prizes are awarded in each category. First prize is $125.00, second prize is $75.00, and third prize is $50.00. Short stories or essays should be no longer than 1500 words and there is a limit of one entry per person. Entries will be blind judged by a three member panel representing the Beaverton, Cannington and Sunderland areas. Winners will be announced at the contest gala, October 19th, Ontario Public Library Week. Further information and submission cover sheets may be found at or at any branch of the Brock Township Public Library.

Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride

The Canada 150 Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride will be the first of its kind along Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario on the Lake to Lake Trail in Durham Region. The ride will start in Beaverton and utilize the Beaver River Trail between Beaverton and Blackwater and The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) between Blackwater and Ajax.Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride Image

Registration Fees:
$20.00 per rider (for any distance)
$25.00 per rider for bus transportation.
The bus will pick you up in Ajax and drop you at your start location in Beaverton, Cannington or Ajax.  For those who need a ride back to Ajax the bus will wait in Uxbridge until after lunch.

Register today!


Durham Region Updates

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    Durham Tourism invites the local creative community to register for Culture Days 2017!


Upcoming Council / Committee Meetings 

  • September 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – Public Works & Parks & Recreation
  • September 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – Council & Finance
  • September 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. – Planning, Protection to Persons & Property and Administration & Personnel
All meetings are held in Council Chambers at 1 Cameron Street East, Cannington, and are open to the public.

Celebrate Canada 150

Continue to celebrate Canada 150!
Can you explain what Canada means to you in under a minute? Here's My Canada from Historica Canada is a nation-wide contest inviting Canadians to express what Canada means to them in a 30-second video. The contest is creating a living record of what it means to be Canadian, connecting communities and individuals across the country as they share and learn about each other.

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Upcoming Community Events      

Brock Farmer's Market
Saturdays – August 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre
Saturday August 26, 2017
Sunderland Fall Fair
September 12 & 13 Sunderland Fairgrounds
Beaverton Fall Fair
September 15, 16, & 17
Beaverton Fairgrounds
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