June 2017 Monthly E-newsletter

Celebrate Canada 150

Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary in Brock Township!
Cannington Lions Club Canada Day Celebrations include a Classic and Custom Car & Truck Show in MacLeod Park, FREE rides and bouncy castles, fireworks, a BBQ and more!

 The Beaverton Lions Club Canada Day Celebrations include a pancake breakfast, live music by Juno Award Winner Paul Reddick, family games and bouncy castle, a parade, fireworks and more!

You can also check out the full list of celebrations happening nationwide throughout the year in celebration of Canada 150.

Harbour Lite

You are invited to a Community Showcase Event of the Harbour of the Future – Phase One, on Saturday June 17th, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Have you been wondering about the changes to the Beaverton Harbour? Attend the showcase of the first completed phase of the Harbour of the Future project at the Beaverton Harbour. Come out and have fun sharing your questions, reactions and idea for how to bring this space to life and experience design in your community.

Township of Brock 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament


The Township of Brock is proud to present the 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Cedarhurst Golf Course on Thursday June 22, 2017. All proceeds raised will be used to assist local non-profit organizations in completing quality youth-oriented projects and programs in our Township. Over the past 18 years participants have raised $168,640 which have been distributed to over 113 youth projects. Registration includes a barbeque lunch, all-u-can-east roast beef dinner, a prize, and entry into the putting and chipping contests!
Various sponsorship opportunities are also available including hole sponsorship, advertisement space in the program, prize donations and more! No contribution is considered too small.
To register and for more information, please contact Arlene at asmith@townshipofbrock.ca  or 705-432-2355 ext.230

Tax Sale

Take Notice that tenders are invited for the purchase of the land described below and will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time on July 6, 2017, at the Brock Township Office, 1 Cameron Street East, Cannington Ontario.
The tenders will then be opened in public on the same day as soon as possible after 3:00 p.m. at the Brock Township Office, 1 Cameron Street East, Cannington.
Description of Lands:
Roll No. 18 39 020 030 11900 0000; Simcoe St. Beaverton; PIN 72036-0054(LT); Lot 76 Plan 240; Brock; File No. 16-04
Minimum Tender Amount: $ 12,912.12
Tenders must be submitted in the prescribed form and must be accompanied by a deposit in the form of a money order or of a bank draft or cheque certified by a bank or trust corporation payable to the municipality and representing at least 20 per cent of the tender amount.
Except as follows, the municipality makes no representation regarding the title to or any other matters relating to the land to be sold.  Responsibility for ascertaining these matters rests with the potential purchasers.
This sale is governed by the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Tax Sales Rules made under that Act.  The successful purchaser will be required to pay the amount tendered plus accumulated taxes, HST if applicable and the relevant land transfer tax.
The municipality has no obligation to provide vacant possession to the successful purchaser.
For further information regarding this sale and a copy of the prescribed form of tender, visit:www.OntarioTaxSales.ca
or if no internet access available, contact:
Ms. Laura E. Barta, CPA, CMA – Treasurer
The Corporation of the Township of Brock
1 Cameron Street East, PO Box 10, Cannington, ON, L0E 1E0
Summer vacation is around the corner and the words “I'm bored!” are ones that strike dread in the heart of parents and caregivers.  If you are searching for fun and easy ideas to keep everyone happily occupied during the summer check out the new physical activity packs at the Brock Township Public Library.
These great activity bags include supplies, equipment, and instructions for classic, simple, games that make for lots of outdoor fun.   Feeling like flying a kite, collecting insects, playing Frisbee, or creating a jumpsie rope?  How about playing hopscotch, foursquare, or just creating sidewalk art?  Library activity packs can get you started.  Most equipment and materials must be returned to the library but things like that jumpsie rope you made… you can keep it!
Activity bags may be borrowed at any branch of the Brock Township Public Library.  They go out for three weeks and will provide hours of fun for the family.  Adults will discover activities that were childhood favourites and children will enjoy learning new games and skills.
When you are all tired out from kite flying, rubber ball games, and bug hunting, come into the library and cool down with a book, magazine, Lego, Xbox, or board game.  The Brock Township Public is a place where you'll never be bored!

Upcoming Council / Committee Meetings 

  • June 23, 10:00 a.m. – Council, Finance
  • June 26, 10:00 a.m.  – Planning, Protection to Persons & Property and Administration & Personnel
  • June 26, 7:00 p.m. – Planning
  • June 26, 7:30 p.m. – Planning
All meetings are held in Council Chambers at 1 Cameron Street East, Cannington, and are open to the public.

Canada 150 Photo Contest – ” I Love My Community”

Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday and our amazing Community! Upload a photo taken by you that represents the beauty and wonder of our community and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win! There are two age categories: Under 13 and 13 and over. Submit your photo today! Winning submissions will be featured on the Township of Brock website and in the Brock Citizen
Don't delay! The contest closes June 27th.
Congratulations to the May Photo of the Month Winners:

  • 13 years of age and over: Living the Golden Memories submitted by Marh Pecho (featured above)
  • Under 13 years of age:Path to the Gateway submitted by Lauren Pecho


Public Works Department News

Summer Day Camp Registration – The Township of Brock Summer Day Camp is for children aged 4 – 12 and is a great way for your kids to keep active, make new friends and have fun this summer! Camps take place at the arenas in Sunderland, Cannington and Beaverton, weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Register online today!

Fitness Classes – Adult Basketball, Adult Volleyball, Badminton, Kickboxing,
 Pickleball and more! Check out the spring fitness schedule for classes near you!
Roller Disco – Grab your friends and family and come out for a fun night of roller blading at our local arenas. Roller Blades are available for rent for $3.00. Sizes are limited – first come first served. We do not rent Roller Skates. Snacks available for purchase.7:00-9:00 p.m. Friday Nights. Rotating Schedule.
Leader in Training (LIT) Program – The Township of Brock will be running a Leader in Training (LIT) program for youth ages 13-15 at the Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre from July 10-14, 2017.
Individuals will develop their leadership, interpersonal and communication skills through hands on activities led by our Recreation and Leisure Coordinator. To further their hands-on experience, participants are required to volunteer our out Summer Day Camp for an additional week of the summer.
For more information please contact Recreation and Leisure Coordinator, Alicia Bagshaw 705-432-2355 ext. 243 / abagshaw@townshipofbrock.ca

 Durham Region Updates 

  • Durham Region Business Count – Members of the Business Count Team will be visiting businesses in Brock Township to collect information about the nature of the business, number of employees floor space etc.


Sign Up to Receive Township of Brock Media Releases


Upcoming Community Events      

19th Annual Township of Brock Charity Golf Tournament
June 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.
Cedarhurst Golf Course, Beaverton

Sunderland Skating Club Youth Dance
June 23, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Sunderland Legion
Wilfrid Village Canada 150th Festival 
Saturday June 24, 2017 starting at 8:00 a.m.
Wilfrid Community Hall
Sunday June 25, 2017 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Manilla Community Hall
To add your event and for a full event listing visit
Office Closure Notice: The Township of Brock Municipal Administration Offices located at 1 Cameron Street East, Cannington, will be closed on Monday, July 3, 2017 to observe Canada Day. Normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) will be resumed commencing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017