Volunteer Appreciation Week

What better time than Volunteer Week to recognize those friends, family and neighbours who improve our lives and help build an even better Bobcaygeon, again and again affirming we're “Three Little Islands, One Big Heart”?

Impact 32 volunteers work to enhance Bobcaygeon, to make it a vibrant, happy and desirable village. We play many roles, some of us are more visible than others. A lot of our volunteers work 'behind the scenes', so you probably don't know exactly who is back there and what they're doing.

Who are we?

  • These are the people who raise the funds to buy the hanging flower baskets in town, and to keep them watered and fertilized, and who come out to hang them for all to enjoy.

  • These are the people who work in freezing weather trying to make winter a little more cheery, who light the outdoor Christmas trees and arrange the tree lighting ceremony.

  • These are the people who organize Family FrostFest so we can all have a free fun day out in the snow – and the people who bake the cookies.

  • These are the people who create and put up posters and send out media releases to let you know about upcoming events.

  • These are the people who organize fundraisers for more docks so boaters can stop and stay awhile.

  • These are the people who originated and manage bike sharing to encourage visitors to see more of our village.

  • These are the people who take an old unused building and clean it up to open as a Welcome Centre, and spend their free time there helping tourists find our many local attractions..

  • These are the people who not only organize small business seminars and networking opportunities for our local entrepreneurs, but also freely offer to share their own social media and technical skills with Bobcaygeon businesses.

  • These are the people who create and maintain a website with free listings for every local business and information that encourages tourism as well as informing residents.

  • These are the people who run snow sculpture contests and children's colouring contests to drive community participation and satisfaction.

  • These are the people who apply for grants and funding to raise the money for projects that benefit Bobcaygeon.

  • These are the people who create a beautiful photo-op arch to celebrate Bobcaygeon memories.

  • These are the people who create the maps, both pocket size and large scale, so visitors are sure to find everything we have to offer.

  • These are the people who donate their business facilities to be used for planning sessions.

Most of all, these are the people who selflessly donate their time, that most precious of all our resources.

Thank you Impact 32 volunteers. You have a vision and you are willing to work toward it. You help make Bobcaygeon the village we love.

Beautification Team

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Anna Argente
Denise Benning Reid
Carol and Peter Eldridge
Liam Fagan
Michael Fagan
Jamie Henderson
Cheryl Henderson
Debra Kemp
Emalee Kemp
Ken Kidman
Kelli Lovell
Kathleen Seymour-Fagan
Christine Whelan

Bike Share & Wayfinding Team

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Ann Adare
Lou Andrews
Rene Flynn
Beth Gilroy
Marieke Junkin
Bonnie Harris
Brian Peterkin
Carly Poole
Kathleen Shea Gehmair
Robin Uprichard

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Marketing Team

Ann Adare
Lou Andrews
Cheryl Burgess
Nicole Campbell
Michele Dames
Bonnie Harris
Carol Kimmerly
Catherine Pentiricci
Carly Poole

Docking Team

Shirley Grills
Dave Kennedy
Chris, Amanda & Emma Pascoe
Brian Peterkin
Carly Poole
Jill Quast
Penny Waghorn

Stakeholders Team

Catherine Pentiricci
Carly Poole

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Steering Team

Ann Adare
Michele Dames
Bonnie Harris
Jamie Henderson
Maureen Lytle
Catherine Pentiricci
Carly Poole
Kathleen Seymour-Fagan

We would also like to thank everyone who has generously participated in our Expert Auction by donating or bidding, and everyone who has contributed their time and talent when called upon for special projects. We couldn't do it without you.

 

 

 

 

 

What's Open on Easter Weekend in Bobcaygeon?

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ALCOHOL

LCBO
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.

The Beer Store
Closed  Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday regular hours

ATTRACTIONS

Kawartha Settlers' Village
Closed – Opens on May 1st

BANKS

CIBC – Closed Friday, Open Monday
Bank of Montreal – Closed Friday, Open Monday

DRUGSTORES

Shoppers Drug Mart
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday regular hours

Village Gate PharmaSave
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday regular hours

GOVERNMENT/MUNICIPAL

Canada Post
No collection, no delivery Friday, Sunday and Monday

City of Kawartha Lakes - administrative offices
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday regular hours

City of Kawartha Lakes Waste and Recycling Collection
Normal collection during the week of Monday April 2.

Fenelon Landfill
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Forbert Pool, Bobcaygeon
Closed Friday, Open Sunday, Open Monday

Library, Bobcaygeon
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday regular hours

Lindsay Ops Landfill
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ServiceOntario - Bobcaygeon
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Closed Monday

GROCERIES

Foodland
Open Friday 9:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m., Open Sunday 9:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m., Open Monday 7:00 a.m. To 9:00 p.m.

Strangs Valu-Mart
Closed Friday, Closed Sunday, Open Monday 7:00 a.m. To 9:00 p.m.

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Ross Memorial Hospital
Lindsay – app. 30 km.
10 Angeline Street North
1-800-510-7365
The emergency entrance is located on the north inner corner of the building right beside the main entrance. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Large trauma/resuscitation rooms and multiple treatment/exam rooms including specialty rooms for negative pressure, casting, eye exams, and secure holding. There are 12 observation/holding bays and a separate minor acute area.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
Minden – app. 47 km.
6 McPherson Street
705 286-2140
24 hours/day, 7 days/week staffed with physicians on-call, nurses and medical, radiation technologists.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hrs. on weekends and holidays when regular veterinary offices are closed
705 741-5832 

 

Congratulations to the 2018 FrostFest Snow Sculpture Winners!

AND THE IMPACT 32 FROSTFEST SNOW SCULPTURE WINNERS ARE . . . 
John Thiele, #26 Pigeon Lake Monster, awarded $100 prize
and
Claire Kimble-Mahoney, #50 Local Sweet Treat, awarded $100 prize.
and
Robbie Livie, #19 Sea Turtle, awarded $100 prize.

Congratulations to John and Robbie and Claire, well done and an excellent job of getting the votes in. Because of the tie recorded at exactly midnight, Impact 32 is awarding one extra prize this year so both Claire and Robbie receive $100.

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Family FrostFest on Video

Happy Family Day! Yesterday at Lock 32 Park, we not only saw many talented snow artists in their element, but we also witnessed several skilled dancers who rose to our Family Day Dance Challenge. We hope you enjoy this highlight reel. Be sure to go to the FrostFest 2018 photo album on our  Impact 32 Facebook page to vote for your favourite snow creations. Two winners will win a $100 Gift Certificate to the Bobcaygeon business of their choice. Deadline for voting is midnight on Friday February 23rd, 2018.

A big Thank You to our own Catherine Pentiricci for producing this upbeat happy video!

 

What's Open on Family Day in Bobcaygeon?

Wondering what's open in town on Monday, February 19, 2018?

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ALCOHOL

LCBO
Closed

The Beer Store
Closed

ATTRACTIONS

Kawartha Settlers' Village
Closed

BANKS

CIBC - Closed

Bank of Montreal - Closed

DRUGSTORES

Shoppers Drug Mart
Closed

Village Gate PharmaSave
Call 738-2372

GOVERNMENT/MUNICIPAL

Canada Post
Regular collection and delivery

City of Kawartha Lakes - administrative offices
Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes - Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities, arenas, and pools
Forbert Pool - Open 6:30 am to 8 pm
Community Centre Arena - Call 738-3331

Bobcaygeon Library
Open

Fenelon Landfill
Open 9 to 5

Lindsay Ops Landfill
Open 8 to 5

City of Kawartha Lakes Waste and Recycling Collection
Regular collection. 

ServiceOntario - Bobcaygeon
Closed

GROCERIES

Foodland
Open 9 am to 5 pm

Strangs Valu-Mart
Closed

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Ross Memorial Hospital
Lindsay – app. 30 km
10 Angeline Street North
1-800-510-7365

The emergency entrance is located on the north inner corner of the building right beside the main entrance. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Large trauma/resuscitation rooms and multiple treatment/exam rooms including specialty rooms for negative pressure, casting, eye exams, and secure holding. There are 12 observation/holding bays and a separate minor acute area.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
Minden – app. 47 km
6 McPherson Street
705 286-2140

24 hours/day, 7 days/week staffed with physicians on-call, nurses and medical, radiation technologists.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hrs. on weekends and holidays when regular veterinary offices are closed
705 741-5832

 

 

FrostFest February 18, 2018 How to Build a Snow Sculpture


Use your imagination and have fun!

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You don't have to be an artist, you just have to want to get outside and have some fun. Snow sculpting is a great social or family event. A group can create a sculpture together and an audience can watch as you work. The lifetime of snow art depends on the weather, but we'll be taking pictures of your masterpiece at its best!

Dress warmly

Stay warm and dry with a warm coat, snow pants and hat. Bring spare mittens and gloves. Rubber gloves will help keep your hands dry, and some sculptors like to wear knee pads for comfort while carving. Sunscreen on your face is a good idea.

Have a plan

Search your computer or books or magazines to get ideas. Pick one and bring a picture of it, or make a sketch and bring that. It will help you stay on track, especially if it's a group project. Fun and easy is best for first-timers!

Prepare your snow

Shovel the snow you think you might need into a mound. Stir it up a bit to warm the snow and remove excess ice chunks so it's easier to work with.  We're all sharing the available snow, so please just shovel up as much as you'll need.

Create a strong foundation

To make the foundation, use your hands to pack each layer of snow down hard before adding more. A strong base will keep your design from collapsing. Sometimes sculptors pack the snow into a cardboard box and then remove the box and carve away the extra snow.

Carve your sculpture

Remove the excess snow to make a rough outline of your basic shape. First start carving snow away at the top on the more fragile parts, then work toward the bottom. Have fun finding tools to carve and decorate your masterpiece. How about -- garbage can lids, milk cartons, spatulas, chisels, ice cream scoops, you name it!

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The finer points 

You can spray small amounts of water onto snow so it easily clumps together
     in your hands, then use it to build up parts of your sculpture. 
     - Try putting some water into a spray bottle and spritzing the snow. 
     - We've got spray bottles at the registration booth for you to borrow.

You can also use wet slush as 'glue' to attach additions to your sculpture. 
 

To colour or not to colour? 

If you want to add colour to your snow sculpture, just mix food colouring with water and spray or pour it on. It might take several coats -- and could make it melt faster. When your snow sculpture is finished, you can lightly spray water all over your masterpiece to glaze it. 
 

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FrostFest 2018

Family FrostFest, February 18, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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“Bobcaygeon's FrostFest Family Day celebration of winter is the perfect way for families to get outside and spend time together,” says Councillor Kathleen Seymour-Fagan, a founding member of Impact 32, the  volunteer group organizing the event. “Building a snow sculpture can be very easy for younger children or as challenging as the older ones and adults want to make it. Plus it's totally free, and a good chance to meet and chat with other families.” 

Blessed with perfect weather, last year's FrostFest brought large crowds and more than 50 snow sculpture entries. Families and visitors enjoyed gallons of hot chocolate and hundreds of homemade cookies donated by local businesses and volunteers. Impact 32 volunteers had a good time too, running fun games with prizes for every child, and mascot Bobbie Constellation's visit to FrostFest was a special highlight.

This year FrostFest is again located at the park at Lock 32 beside the swing bridge, and Impact 32 is again offering prizes for your engineering marvel! Enter as a 'Family/Group' to win one of two $100 gift certificates, or as a 'Businesses/Community Organization' to bag  bragging rights and good Family Day karma. Gift certificates are redeemable at the Bobcaygeon retailer of your choice. 

You can build your snow sculpture any time you like, and volunteers will be on duty taking pictures of your masterpiece from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 18th. Ballots will be available on site, or you can vote for the photograph of the sculpture you like best on Impact 32’s Facebook page facebook.com/Impact32. Volunteers will be posting Snow Sculpture Building Tips on their Facebook page and website www.VisitBobcaygeon.com as we get closer to the celebration. 

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“We'll be hanging out our “Flakes Welcome!” sign again this year on February 18th,” adds Marketing Chair Bonnie Harris. “Impact 32 volunteers are your Bobcaygeon friends and neighbours and we all hope everyone drops by to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while you stroll around admiring the sculptures at FrostFest this Family Day weekend.” 

2017 Expert Auction Another Great Success!

As parties go, this is a good bet. You've got a great venue, the Arts Barn; you've got lively entertainment, local people on the auction block; and you've got the excitement of winning your bid and coming home with something special, even unique. All for a worthy cause. This year's Bobcaygeon Expert Auction did not disappoint.

Final calculations are almost complete for this dock building fundraiser, and it looks like another stellar year!

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Thank you to all the people who made this happen.

Thank you to all who attended. Without you, it wouldn't work of course. You gave back to our community – and it sure looked like you were having fun!

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Thank you to all the good sports who ruled the stage while “the crowd went wild”. Thank you to the businesses who donated gifts and services for the silent auctions.

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Thank you to our super Auctioneer Jason McIntosh, you made us dig deep and feel great about it. Thank you to the Westerby Entertainment DJ, you kept it lively. Thank you to Danielle Thompson, Master of Ceremonies, you made sure we had fun and knew what we were bidding on. Thank you to the Lakeview Arts Barn, a wonderful party venue as always. And thank you to J & K DeVitt transport.

Thank you to the folks who sold tickets at Kawartha Coffee, My Favourite Things, Darling Insurance and LiveWell.

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Thank you to Carly Poole, who masterminded the event and kept everyone on an even keel. And to soon-to-be-new-dad Brian Peterkin who stepped in this year like a pro. (We loved you doing yoga 'impressions'.)

Last but not least, thank you to the volunteers who came to meetings and organized everything. Thank you for hanging posters, for canvassing businesses for donations, for selling tickets, for decorating the Arts Barn, for taking the photos, for running the games, for manning the ticket and cash-out table, for setting up the silent auction tables. For all of this, and for the many laughs shared all along the way!

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Volunteers
Ann Adare
Nicole Campbell
Bonnie Harris
Carol Kimmerly
Pascoe Family Decorating Team
Amanda Pascoe
Chris Pascoe
Emma Pascoe, Photographer
Catherine Pentiricci
Brian Peterkin
Carly Poole

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Live Auction
Bigley's Shoes and Clothing
B n J Furniture
Buckeye Marine
Cake by the Lake
Country 105
Cosmopolitan Salon & Spa
Culinary Edge
Good Pickins and Town & Country Decorating
Greenshire Eco Farms
Happy Days Houseboats
Jamie Schmale, MPP
Jaunt Marketing & Consulting
Jennine Profeta and Dave Pearce
Jermyn Lumber
Kawartha Dairy
Kawartha Lakeshore Building
Kawartha Mediums
LAB/Globus Theatre
Lianne Mackey, RMT
Live Well Strength & Rehab
Old Dog Brewing
Passport to Prana
Red Door Music
Laurie Scott, MP
Kathleen Seymour-Fagan and Andy Letham
Shining Waters Soaps

Silent/Bid/Prizes
Bobcaygeon Bakery
Bobcaygeon Electronics
Morgan Bress
British Empire Fuels
Buckeye Surf & Snow
CheesePleasePieter
Coldwell Banker
Darling Insurance
Eganridge
Eggsmart
Dr. Mike Fagan
Foodland
Garden Art by Sandy
Gilstorf & Gray
Grant's Butcher Shop
Granny Bird's Wool Shoppe
Grilled Cheese Hideaway
Bruce Hobley
Home Hardware
In Fine Feather
Inn Style
Kawartha Lakes Honey
Kawartha Coffee
Matt Leaver
Luigi's Pizza
My Favourite Things
North 65
The Original Just for the Halibut
Paradiso
Peace of Earth
Amber Purdy @ Renaje
Purdy's Jewellery
Settlers' Village
Shiseido Cosmetics
Shoppers' Drug Mart
Three Forks Farms
Village Florist
Vino Creations
Westwind Inn
Hugh Whitaker, Photographer

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Time for our Winter Wow!

Beautification Update

Impact 32 volunteer Jamie Henderson is thinking about winter. No, not that, in a good way!

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His crew has taken down all the flower baskets from Bolton and King Streets and prepared them for winter decorating. They looked pretty good this year, right through early November (see photo on right).

Now the fun begins! And you can help keep the village looking charming for winter by lending a hand. Impact 32 volunteers need lots of help getting those winter baskets looking festive, all spruced up you might say... 

Sunday, November 12th, from 11:45 to about 4 p.m.
Meet at the Impact 32 Welcome Centre/bike station beside the swing bridge.

Snacks and beverages will be supplied.
Bring your own work gloves.

We hope to see you there. Last year's crew did a beautiful job and had an enjoyable time outdoors while they worked. You don't have to be a gardener or artisan, the pots are very easy to put together.

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Bobcaygeon Businesses are the Best!

Impact 32 Expert Auction

 Live Auction -- Silent Auction -- Game Prizes + More

Live Auction -- Silent Auction -- Game Prizes + More

More than 60 local businesses have donated auction items or prizes for the fast-approaching November 4th Expert Auction! Impact 32 volunteers want to extend a sincere thank you for helping raise funds to build more docks.

"The Why Docks? 
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  1. A dock shortage in a lock-side town is a bit like a supermarket with a too-small parking lot – people get frustrated and have to go elsewhere.
  2. Of course that kind of lost opportunity isn't good for anyone. Prosperous businesses and their related jobs make a thriving town.
  3. A vibrant community with lots of shops and services adds enjoyment for all residents, attracts investment, and safeguards our property values.

Now is the time for everyone to help by buying tickets and coming out to the Expert Auction on Saturday. Join and support your friends and neighbours at this very friendly social event. The evening is designed for fun. All the experts don their expert gear and when they start to demonstrate their expertise . . . let's just say you can tell they really love their work!

Come out and cheer on your favourite Bobcaygeon businesses! You don't need deep pockets to join in the fun. Whether you bid on the more than 20 experts on the auction block, or play the games for prizes, or bid on the dozens of silent auction items, it's all fun and games, and you're sure to find something you love for yourself or for a Christmas gift.

Get your tickets at My Favourite Things, LiveWell, Darling Insurance and Kawartha Coffee. More information about this community fundraiser are on the Impact 32 website Events page.

Impact 32 wants to thank and acknowledge the following businesses for this year's generous contributions of experiences and prizes for you to bid on and win -- and more donations are still rolling in!

Amber Purdy
B n J Furniture
Bigley's
Bobcaygeon Bakery
Bobcaygeon Electronics
British Empire Fuels
Bruce Hobley
Buckeye Marine
Buckeye Surf & Snow
Cake on the Lake – Amanda Pascoe
CheesePleasePieter
Chris Pascoe
Cosmopolitan Salon & Spa
Country 105
Darling Insurance
EggSmart
Foodland
Garden Art by Sandy
Gilstorf and Gray
Good Pickins
Granny Bird's Wool Shoppe
Grant's Butcher shop
Greenshire Eco Farms
Grilled Cheese Hideaway
Happy Days Houseboats
Home Hardware
Hugh Whitaker
In Fine Feather

 

Jamie Schmale
Jaunt Marketing & Consulting
Jennine & Dave
Jermyn Lumber
Just for the Halibut
Kawartha Coffee
Kawartha Honey
Kawartha Dairy
Kawartha Mediums
Kelly Burrows
LAB/Globus theatre
Laurie Scott
Lianne Mackay
Live Well
Luigi's Pizza
Michael Wills
My Favourite Things
North 65
Old Dog Brewing
Paradiso
Peace of Earth
Purdy's Jewellery
Settlers' Village
Shining Waters Soaps
Shiseido Cosmetics
Town & Country Decorating
Village Florist
Vino Creations
Yoga 'Passport to Prana'

 

 

Look Who's on the Auction Block...!

This year's Expert Auction is going to be full of fun, full of excitement, and full of surprises. In fact ... it's going to be very full. We're overflowing with auction items and prizes donated by Bobcaygeon businesses to raise funds to build more docks. Today we're releasing just a few to show you what we mean.

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Let's talk about interactive experiences first. Here's one for all the beautiful ladies who will be attending the November 4th gala evening. Cosmopolitan Salon and Spa is on the auction block offering a dreamy new hair style, professional makeup application, and sparkly fresh manicure. Oh, (as if that's not enough for your Big Night Out this holiday season!) – one more little thing, we're throwing in a really really big box of Shiseido luxury products, all for you!

Not quite sure which yoga class is best for you? Bid on “Passport to Prana” and you'll soon be setting off on the right path. Six of our local expert yoga instructors will invite you to one free class each, so you can savour each experience and decide if one might be a perfect fit for you.

Sweet! Kawartha Honey's Bee Yard and Honey House tour will reveal the secret world of beekeeping. This is a once in a lifetime experience that true honey lovers will remember for a long, long time.

Did you hear that Town & Country Decorating is joining Good Pickins to offer a class for four people to learn to renew and restore furniture and go home with beautiful Cottage paint, varnish and special paint brush?

Let us not forget, Bigley's is back! Now here is a perfect gift any woman would truly appreciate (hint hint) – a personal shopper and gift certificate from the store we ladies have learned to love.

Do you know somebody who's a born comedian? This year they'll be LOLing when you give them the gift of laughter. Jennine Profeta & Dave Pearce present a 60 minute Happy Hour Improv Workshop (great for couples or a girls nite out). Learn the secrets of improvisational comedy the way they do it on Whose Line is it Anyway?

Or maybe you secretly want to be a morning radio host. Don't we all – but now you can! You just have to bid on this expert experience and presto! You're on the morning show with Country 105.

Moving right along, have we got prizes for you! The good merchants and businesses of Bobcaygeon have outshone themselves this year.

  • Peace of Earth has created a gorgeous hand-made pottery plate, bowl and cup just for you.

  • Garden Art by Sandy has created three pieces for the Impact 32 Expert Auction, a beautiful free-standing heron and two darling garden-variety birds. A blend of metal and rock give her quirky creations a rustic and natural look.

  • Jermyn Lumber is going to make sure you and your better half are cozy this winter in His & Her Heated Jackets.

  • Did we say “Leaf tickets”? We've got a pair of the very best and you might come home from the Expert Auction with them in your pocket thanks to Darling Insurance.

And if all that doesn't take the cake, how about Cake by the Lake baking five amazing cheesecakes just for you. Mmm, right, one for Christmas, and Easter, and Thanksgiving, and Canada Day and what the heck you deserve one more of those scrumptious beauties for your birthday.

Impact 32 has so many auction items and prizes, we can only talk about a few at a time. Stay tuned for more announcements next week. Meanwhile, you'd better get your tickets right now.

Tickets are available at My Favourite Things, Kawartha Coffee, Darling Insurance and LiveWell.

Event details

What is the Impact 32 Expert Auction?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expert Auction Peek at the Line-Up

Hot off the press!

 The man with the axe is back this year! Watch this space for this and other exciting details soon to be revealed. (No trees were harmed in the making of this Expert Auction.)

The man with the axe is back this year! Watch this space for this and other exciting details soon to be revealed. (No trees were harmed in the making of this Expert Auction.)

Impact 32 can't wait to reveal the details of some very hot items now added to the November 4th Expert Auction (and party!) at Lakeview Arts Barn.

If you've ever wondered how to transform 'so-so' furniture to 'so stylish', Good Pickins and Town and Country Decorating Centre will teach you and three friends how it's done. You're on your way to unveiling the mysteries of renewing and restoring your furniture when you win this new auction item that includes a painting class, Cottage Paint, varnish, and a Cottage Paint brush to take home!

We know a great way to thrill your sweetie and keep her warm this winter. Expert knitter and owner of Granny Bird's Wool Shoppe, Julie Anderson, is contributing a luxurious hand knitted fashion-forward shawl. This one-of-a-kind wondrous gift, all soft and gorgeously cozy, is sure to tickle the fancy of a special lady.

Speaking of great gifts and someone who loves a sweet little thing or two, how about a dozen tarts and a $100 gift certificate from Bobcaygeon Bakery? We're sure we heard those famous buttertarts whispering your name.

And we've got snappy-hot Improv talent you can bid on too! Jennine Profeta & Dave Pearce will present a 60-minute Happy Hour Improv Workshop (great for couples or a girls nite out). Learn the secrets of improvisational comedy the way they do it on Whose Line is it Anyway!

This year's expert auction is shaping up to be the hottest ticket in town and we're lining up more prizes and auction items as we speak . . .  be sure to pick up your tickets at Kawartha Coffee, My Favourite Things, Darling Insurance or LiveWell.

Here's where to find out more.

What's Open on Thanksgiving in Bobcaygeon?

Wondering what's open in town on Monday, October 9, 2017?

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ALCOHOL

LCBO
Closed

The Beer Store
Closed

ATTRACTIONS

Kawartha Settlers' Village
Closed

BANKS

CIBC - Closed

Bank of Montreal - Closed

DRUGSTORES

Shoppers Drug Mart
Closed

Village Gate PharmaSave
Closed

GOVERNMENT/MUNICIPAL

Canada Post
No collection or delivery

City of Kawartha Lakes - administrative offices
Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes - Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities, arenas, and pools
Closed

Bobcaygeon Library
Closed

Fenelon Landfill
Open 9 to 5

Lindsay Ops Landfill
Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes Waste and Recycling Collection
No Monday collection. Monday's is picked up Tuesday, and collection is pushed back one day rest of the week.

ServiceOntario - Bobcaygeon
Closed

GROCERIES

Foodland
Open 9 am to 5 pm

Strangs Valu-Mart
Closed

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Ross Memorial Hospital
Lindsay – app. 30 km
10 Angeline Street North
1-800-510-7365

The emergency entrance is located on the north inner corner of the building right beside the main entrance. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Large trauma/resuscitation rooms and multiple treatment/exam rooms including specialty rooms for negative pressure, casting, eye exams, and secure holding. There are 12 observation/holding bays and a separate minor acute area.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
Minden – app. 47 km
6 McPherson Street
705 286-2140

24 hours/day, 7 days/week staffed with physicians on-call, nurses and medical, radiation technologists.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hrs. on weekends and holidays when regular veterinary offices are closed
705 741-5832

 

 

Expert Auction Update "Let's Build Some Docks!"

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Bobcaygeon's one and only Expert Auction is coming up just a month from now! If you haven't got your tickets, this is the time to ensure you're in on the bidding. Tickets are available at My Favourite Place, Kawartha Coffee, Darling Insurance and LiveWell.

Or why not pick up your tickets at the Impact 32 table at the Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market on Thanksgiving Saturday, October 7th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remember, you can save $5 a person if you book a table for 10. All proceeds go toward building much-needed docking space at Lock 32.

We've had another exciting new addition to the November 4th Expert Auction – Old Dog Brewery! Ever wondered what magic lies behind the creation of Canada's best-loved quaff? Maybe you know someone who would love a day at Old Dog brewery – this is the gift to delight your favourite beer lover. Bid on a one-of-a-kind day at Old Dog, and uncover the secret world of brewing beer from start to finish. All that, and we're told you get to name your batch, and it comes with lunch and A Very Fancy Certificate.

Talk to us at the Bobcaygeon Farmers' Market, and learn more about Impact 32 if you're interested in a rewarding and unique volunteer experience. Right now, we have a special need for volunteers with tech skills, in addition to our everyday need for anyone from cookie bakers to visionaries to poster-hanging foot soldiers. We'd love to see you at the market.

Impact 32 volunteers work together for our community to grow Bobcaygeon's year-round economy and beautification for the benefit of all residents, businesses and tourists.

Here's more information on Bobcaygeon's 2017 Expert Auction.

 

2017 Impact 32 Expert Auction

It's Saturday, November 4th, at the Lakeview Arts Barn!

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Back by popular demand – the 2016 Expert Auction was not only an entertaining and exciting evening, it was also a significant and welcome fundraiser making over $25,000 to build new permanent docks for Bobcaygeon.

Folks who came last year are still talking about the great party, the excellent prizes donated by local businesses and, of course, the thrill of bidding on unique expert experiences. We're back again this year at the same location, with the same superb canapes and dessert buffet. Lots of last year's finest talent is back too, as well as lots of exciting new experts.

What's an expert auction?

It is a fun spin-off of a typical live auction... the same bidding process, but we're auctioning off people instead of items! That's right, local experts are donating their time and you'll have the chance to bid on them. We'll have an amazing array of silent auction items, and prizes, and games too.

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Who's up for auction?

We have a great line-up of local talent on the auction block again this year. Everything from traditional services like financial, spa, home and vehicle to experiences like a day out in a new boat for you and your friends with an expert captain from Buckeye Marine to take you fishing, touring, swimming, rafting out, locking through – you name it. Or how about a Happy Days adventure with Cap'n Frank?
 

And so much more . . . we'll be releasing news about this year's prestigious experts in the coming weeks.

If giving back to the Bobcaygeon community and supporting local people rank high on your list, this event is for you.

I'm in, where do I get tickets?

Tickets are being sold at My Favourite Things, Darling Insurance, Kawartha Coffee, and LiveWell. Why not make up a table for 10, the more the merrier and you save $5 per ticket.

See more details on our Events page http://www.visitbobcaygeon.com/events/2017/11/4/expert-auction-impact-32

 

 

 


 


 


 


 

 


 

What's Open in Bobcaygeon on Labour Day?

september 4, 2017

 

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ALCOHOL

LCBO
Closed

The Beer Store
Closed

ATTRACTIONS

Kawartha Settlers' Village
10 am to 4 pm

BANKS

CIBC
Closed

Bank of Montreal
Closed

DRUGSTORES

Shoppers Drug Mart
9 am to 6 pm

Village Gate PharmaSave
Closed

GOVERNMENT/MUNICIPAL

Canada Post
No collection or delivery

City of Kawartha Lakes - administrative offices
Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes - Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities, arenas, and pools
Closed

Bobcaygeon Library
Closed

Fenelon Landfill
Open 9 to 5

Lindsay Ops Landfill
Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes Waste and Recycling Collection
No Monday collection. Monday's is picked up Tuesday, and collection is pushed back one day rest of the week.

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Closed

GROCERIES

Foodland
Open 9 am to 5 pm

Strangs Valu-Mart
8 am to 5 pm

MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Ross Memorial Hospital
Lindsay – app. 30 km.
10 Angeline Street North
1-800-510-7365

The emergency entrance is located on the north inner corner of the building right beside the main entrance. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Large trauma/resuscitation rooms and multiple treatment/exam rooms including specialty rooms for negative pressure, casting, eye exams, and secure holding. There are 12 observation/holding bays and a separate minor acute area.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
Minden – app. 47 km.
6 McPherson Street
705 286-2140

24 hours/day, 7 days/week staffed with physicians on-call, nurses and medical, radiation technologists.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hrs. on weekends and holidays when regular veterinary offices are closed
705 741-5832

 

 

Partial Solar Eclipse

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On Monday, August 21st between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., we'll be treated to that rare celestial event, a partial solar eclipse. In Bobcaygeon, the moon is expected to obscure the sun by about 75%, and it'll be another seven years before the next eclipse is visible here.

But looking at the sun during an eclipse is a bad idea confirms Jan Cami, director of the Hume Cronyn Observatory in London, Ontario. "You have to be very careful with your eyesight. You have to look at the sun to see the event – the problem is the sun will burn your retina, but you have no pain receptors in your eyes, so you don't realize something is wrong. You can do permanent irreversible eye damage in a matter of seconds."

Those especially at risk are people working outdoors, children playing outdoors, and drivers on the road during the hours of the eclipse.

Did you know?

  • Even when there's not a solar eclipse, the sun can damage your eyes if you look directly at it.

  • It's a good idea to try to stay indoors during the eclipse if possible. Close blinds and other window coverings.

  • Never look at the sun using an unfiltered telescope or pair of binoculars. This applies even if you are wearing Mylar filter glasses, as the focused sunlight can burn through the filters.

  • Do not use normal sunglasses to look at the sun. No matter how dark they are or what their UV rating is, normal sunglasses will not be enough to protect your eyes as you look directly at the sun.

  • Solar viewing glasses or eclipse glasses are safe for viewing if in good condition. Ensure that they are ISO-certified, and bear the number ISO-12312-2:2015.

What's Open in Bobcaygeon on Civic Holiday

Wondering what's open in town on Monday, August 7, 2017?

Alcohol

LCBO
Monday - 11 am to 6 pm

The Beer Store 
Monday - 11 am to 6 pm

Attractions

Kawartha Settlers' Village
Monday - 10 am to 4 pm

Drugstores

Shoppers Drug Mart
Monday - 9 am to 6 pm

Village Gate PharmaSave
Monday - Closed

Government/Municipal

Canada Post
Monday - No collection or delivery

City of Kawartha Lakes - administrative offices
Monday - Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes - Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities, arenas, and pools
Monday - Closed

Bobcaygeon Library
Monday - Closed

Fenelon Landfill
Monday - Open 9 to 5

Lindsay Ops Landfill
Monday - Closed

City of Kawartha Lakes Waste and Recycling Collection
Monday - No Monday collection. Monday's is picked up Tuesday, and collection is pushed back one day rest of the week.

ServiceOntario - Bobcaygeon
Monday - 9 am to 5 pm

Groceries

Foodland
Monday- Open 24 hours

Strangs Valu-Mart
Monday - 8 am to 6 pm

Medical Emergency

Ross Memorial Hospital
Lindsay – app. 30 km.
10 Angeline Street North
1-800-510-7365
The emergency entrance is located on the north inner corner of the building right beside the main entrance. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Large trauma/resuscitation rooms and multiple treatment/exam rooms including specialty rooms for negative pressure, casting, eye exams, and secure holding. There are 12 observation/holding bays and a separate minor acute area.

Haliburton Highlands Health Services
Minden
– app. 47 km.
6 McPherson Street
705 286-2140
24 hours/day, 7 days/week staffed with physicians on-call, nurses and medical, radiation technologists.

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic
Open 24 hrs. on weekends and holidays when regular veterinary offices are closed
705 741-5832 

 

Colouring Contest Winners Take Home Prizes

Congratulations to our two Bike Share Children's Colouring Contest winners and thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Bobbie Constellation says, “WAY TO GO BOBCAYGEON KIDS!”

Bobbie presents prize of $50 gift certificate to Lauren Conlin as her proud grandparents, John and Connie Bates, enjoy her success.

Bobbie Constellation congratulates Robby Livie for winning a $50 gift certificate in the Impact 32 BikeShare colouring contest.

Bike Share Colouring Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Lauren Conlin and Robby Livie, winners of the Impact 32 BikeShare Canada Day Colouring Contest!

Lauren’s entry portraying a bicycle ride to Kawartha Dairy makes everyone want to ride over for a double scoop of KD ice cream. We love her attention to detail, especially noting the dairy was established in 1937. Well done, Lauren!

Robby's picture makes us want to race over to Tommy Anderson Park and play some ball or make a big splash. Congratulations Robbie on your sporty style!

Lauren and Robby will receive $50 gift certificates redeemable at any business in Bobcaygeon.

All the entries were excellent and judges were impressed by the talent and hard work children put into their pictures. We know you'll enjoy seeing their works of art as much as we did – here are some Honourable Mentions from a variety of ages.

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Brinnly Grimes (2)  - Honourable Mention as a Budding Bobcaygeon Artist

Bryor Grimes (5) – Honourable Mention for making Bobbie look so bright and cheerful

Quinten Uprichard (6) – Honourable Mention for making Bobbie look pretty darn pleased with his basket of ice cream

Findley Livie (6) – Honourable Mention for using a whole rainbow of colours

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George Laporte (4) – Honourable Mention for his striking style statement