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Annual Winter Film Series Kicks off this Sunday

Sunday, January 21, 1:30 – 3:30 Cornwall Public Library The movie GRACIE’S BACKYARD will be shown as the first of Transition Cornwall +’s Annual Winter Film series, in partnership with the Cornwall Public Library.  Expanding on the success of previous TC+ Food Action Group film events, this four-part Winter Film Series will cover a variety of issues that branch across all four Transition Cornwall+ Action Groups. Light refreshments will be served and a lively discussion will follow the film to help answer questions and brainstorm new ideas for the various Action Groups. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

Gracie’s Backyard is a documentary film about the “northernmost commercial permaculture farm on the planet”. Located at 59 degrees North near Sunne, Sweden, Ridgedale Permaculture is a 10-hectare farm the integrates pastured eggs, broiler chickens, market gardens, agro-forestry systems (and more!) into a enterprise that creates livelihoods while regenerating landscapes.

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January 19, 2018 at 4:42 am Leave a comment

Algonquin to Adirondacks A2A Corridor for Ecological Integrity and Resilience

Wednesday, January 17, 7:00 Science and Nature on Tap, Schnitzel’s European Flavors  David Miller is the Executive Director of the Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative (A2A). A2A is a network that envisions an Algonquin to Adirondacks region that is a resilient, ecologically connected landscape that can sustain a full range of native wildlife and enhances people’s quality of life. One of their landmark projects is the establishment of the A2A trail- a pilgrimage for nature that crosses an international border to connect two iconic parks. The idea of linking Algonquin Provincial Park and Adirondack Park ecologically across the Frontenac Arch has been an ongoing plan since the early 1900’s when conservationists first envisioned a connected and sustainable series of ecosystems anchored by the two great parks. David will speak on the ongoing network of A2A and their plans to grow the Algonquin to Adirondack Corridor. For more information or to reserve a spot for this session contact:

Karen Cooper
Communications Officer
613-936-6620 ext 229

January 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

Summerstown Trails Grand Opening

Sunday, January 7 Starting at 10:00 The trails are situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401. Join us on Jan. 7 for a day of family-friendly activities. We’ll have free ski and snowshoe rentals, volunteers to act as guides on the trails and hot chocolate by the fire to warm you up. Learn about events and lessons taking place this winter, and meet other trail users and members of FOTST. It’s time to get excited about winter! For more information, please visit summerstowntrails@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page.

 New this year at the trails will be a new and bigger relocated parking lot adjacent to Summerstown Road. FOTST, in collaboration with the United Counties of SDG, will be holding a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 am on that same day to mark the occasion.
 This is the second year that FOTST is organizing an Opening Day event, and we hope that those who have never visited the trails will use this opportunity to discover this gem of a place right in our own backyard. The Summerstown Trails offer 18 km of groomed XC ski trails for both classic and skating, and a separate network of 11 km of snowshoe trails. The trails are situated on Summerstown Road, 1.6 km north of exit 804 of the 401, and are open seven days a week. There is no charge to access the trails.

January 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm Leave a comment

Ambitious Plans for Local Forests

There are some hidden games in the area, and a new working group with the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry has some big plans for them.

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry has an ambitious plan to take seven forested areas and turn them into recreational and ecological areas, complete with their own names, signage, and trails.

A working group made up of county staff, and representatives from conservation authorities and the provincial government was formed in August to identify which wooded areas would be ideal to be turned into public recreation areas. After months of work the seven forests were revealed at the county council’s meeting on Monday.

For the complete article: http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2017/12/26/ambitious-plans-for-local-forests

December 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

Get Outdoors and experience Cornwall in Winter

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Free horse-drawn wagon rides are back in Lamoureux Park on Saturday, December 23 and New Year’s Day, from 3 pm – 7 pm. Enjoy a beautiful ride under the lights in the park. Mocktails will also be open selling coffee, hot chocolate and Mocktails pastries.

Tobogganing Hill Enjoy some tobogganing at the hill just east of the splashpad!

December 22, 2017 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

Winter Solstice Walk

Thursday, December 21, 6:00 – 6:45 Rotary Eco Garden Lamoureux Park  All are welcome to join a simple celebration of the season in the natural beauty of the park. Gather at the Rotary Gazebo & dress accordingly. Weather permitting ( 613-938-8459).

December 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm Leave a comment

Soup’s On, Le Potage est Pret

Tuesday, January 23 11:30 – 2:00 Cornwall Civic Complex, Salon B

Mmmmmm. A warm savoury soup on a cold winter day! Soup’s On with 12 Chefs, 12 Soups – Come try them all and vote for your favourite. Attend with co-workers, family and friends! $5 for 2 “Soupons” or $10 for 5 ” Soupons” – – purchase them now as gifts for family, friends and co-workers. Call 613 932-4914.

December 8, 2017 at 1:16 pm Leave a comment

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