Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tourism Talk

Thursday August 7

School Aged Summer Reading Club

  • Venue: Dutton Library
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Courtesy of Elgin County Archives
Friday August 8

Elgin Historical Show
The Elgin Historical Show, presented by the Kettle Valley Pioneers, is always the second full weekend in August. The antique show demonstrates how farming was done in the pioneer days. Runs from Friday August 8 to Sunday August 10.

  • Venue: Dan Patterson Conservation Area, Highbury Ave, just north of St. Thomas 
  • Time: 9 AM to 5 PM 
Horseshoe J Dude Ranch Children's Mini-Camp
This is a mini-camp for those who aren't sure about being away from home for an entire week. The 2-night camp is new for 2014. Check the website for information about these and other summer camps available. Runs from August 8 to August 10.
  • Venue: Horseshoe J Dude Ranch, 32553 Erin Line, Fingal
  • Contact: 519-762-5402
  • Website:

Saturday August 9

HMCS Ojibwa Greater Depth Tours
Participants spend three hours aboard the submarine with qualified submariners, going to parts of the boat that are off limits on the regular tour, all the while hearing hair-raising stories of life on a submarine during some of the darkest days of the Cold War. The evening starts with dinner catered by Port Burwell's Schooner's Galley Restaurant. Participants receive a certificate of completion and a special gift from HMCS Ojibwa. Other times and dates be possible for groups of 4 or more.

  • Venue: HMCS Ojibwa
  • Time: 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Tickets: $172 per person (ages 16 and over; $100 charitable tax receipt issued)
  • Contact: 519-633-7641
  • Email:
  • website:

Sunday August 10

Canadian Snowbirds Air Show "Smoke On The Water" 
The Canadian Snowbirds precision flying team will be putting on an exciting 45 minute show over the water. Enjoy the show and "SHOP, DINE, STAY" 

  • Venue: Port Stanley Main Beach
Backus Page House Summer Sunday Tea
Receive a guided tour, baked goods and tea.
  • Venue: Backus Page House Museum
  • Time: 1PM to 4PM
  • Price: $10 a person
  • Contact: 519-762-3072

Monday August 11

Backus Page House Museum History Camp for Kids
The focus of presenters, activities, crafts and games will be on the history of Dutton Township from the Neutral Indians to Colonel Talbot and the early settlers, through Confederation and the coming of the railroad, life during both World Wars and ending with the 50s and 60s. Campers must bring their own lunches, but two nutritious snacks will be provided daily. 

  • Venue: Backus Page House Museum
  • Time: 9AM to 5PM (8:30 to 5:30 extended care available for $50)
  • Contact: 519-762-3072
  • Email:
  • Website: 

Lego Monday's

  • Venue: Dutton Library
  • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Wednesday August 13

Elgin Teddy Bear Picnic
Lots of fun Teddy Bear activities hosted by the Elgin Teddy Bear Picnic Committee. Please bring your teddy bear and a picnic lunch. Desserts and drinks will be provided. Call to reserve your picnic spot.

  • Venue: Miller Park, West Lorne
  • Time: 10AM to 1PM
  • Contact: Ontario Early Years Centre, 519-631-9496

Alex Goos
Elgin County Tourism and Economic Development
Tourism Assistant 

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