Author Archives: Jan Nightingale

Teddy Bear Picnic

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Ameliasburgh was host to a whole host of Teddy Bears on Saturday, August 22nd, accompanied by their excited children. Between 40 and 50 youngsters enjoyed face-painting,a bear-themed craft, an interactive story, games, the Teddy Bear hospital (for minor repairs) and snacks.Children were invited to bring their stuffy and enjoy the activities, and organizer Nancy Wood […]

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Al Purdy Picnic

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Al Purdy once referred to the doorknob of his A-Frame cottage as “a handle I hold onto the sky with” and that spirit and sensibility again manifested itself at the third annual Al Purdy Picnic, held July 18, 2015. Several well’known Canadian poets, including Robert Priest, Carolyn Smart and Adam Sol, along with current writer-in-residence, […]

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New Gardens at Ameliasburgh Town Hall

The Ameliasburgh Garden Club is very pleased with the new gardens at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Planted in memory of Drew McCandish, a good friend of the Ameliasburgh Garden Club and a well-known horticulturalist in Prince Edward County who passed away last Fall, the gardens add much to the front of the Town Hall. Designed […]

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Let Them Eat Cake!

The theme for this year’s “Taste the Heritage” was Let Them Eat Cake, and sweet it was, indeed. Held Sun, June 7 at the Ameliasburgh Heritage Village, it was a great day. 67 people came to wander the Village grounds and enjoy samples of cake.In the Welcome building, samples of Rhubarb cordial and homemade Ginger […]

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Easter Egg Hunt 2015

A Community Easter Egg Hunt was held on Sunday Apr. 5th at Walt’s Sugar Shack on Salem Road, with between 200 and 300 people attending. “It’s been fantastic” enthused organizer  Dianne O’Brien. “We’ve had people from Ameliasburgh, people from Trenton, from Hillier. The weather has co-operated too, and we’re very pleased with the turnout.” Sponsored […]

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Winter Carnival 2015

  Ameliasburgh’s second winter carnival was a great success on Sunday Feb. 15, despite the cold weather. Most of the activities were moved inside the Town Hall, but the horse-and-wagon rides were a crowd favourite, ad the ice surface on Roblin Lake was also popular. In the Town Hall, the Prince Edward Public Library offered […]

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