Pelee Island Winery
Situated at the southernmost point of Canada, in Kingsville, ONT, Pelee Island is 10,000 acres of idyllic vineyards, farms, beaches, parks and wildlife.
Pelee Island is on the same latitude as the prestigious wine regions of the world (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. Producing fabulous Ontario wines, for over 25 years- a variety of whites, reds and Roses. Lots of exciting things to see, and do on Pelee Island, as well- hiking, bike tours, great dining, and of course- wine.
Pelee Island Winery will be located at the the Red Brick Emporium from 12 - 5 p.m. during the Festival of Good Cheer, November 24th.
Celebrating 25 years in business this year, The Perth Brewery is one of Eastern Ontario's oldest craft breweries. Family owned and operated, the Perth Brewery features a wide variety of hand crafted beer styles. From crisp, light lagers to flavorful IPA's, Darks and Specialties, the Perth Brewery has a style for all beer lovers. Tour the open concept brewery, check out the retail and swag shop for great gift ideas, or hang out in the taproom and enjoy a beer and charcouterie board. The Brewery is conveniently located on Hwy 7 and is open 7 days a week.
Perth Brewery will be located at Fall River & Co. from 12-5 p.m.during the Festival of Good Cheer, November 24th.
Top Shelf Distillers
Like any skilled artisan, we take pride in our craft. Top Shelf Distillers is an independent distillery based in Perth, Ontario. We innovate through inspiration from our distilling forefathers’ and modern technology to produce spirits of the highest quality. We proudly craft, source and distill Top Shelf Vodka, Top Shelf Gin, Reunion Moonshine & Top Shelf Bitters.
Top Shelf Vodka, Top Shelf Gin, Reunion Maple Moonshine & Reunion 100 Proof Moonshine are available at the LCBO. All of our products are available in our online store or buy directly from our storefront (open 7 days a week).
Tour of the distillery are available. Please call (613-201-3333) to arrange yours. Big and small groups welcome.
Top Shelf Distillers will be located at The Perth Chocolate Works and Kelly's Flowers & Gift Boutique, from 12-5 p.m. during the Festival of Good Cheer, November 24th.
In the mid-1700s, after a close call with some pirates, Samuel Weatherhead wound up in Port Elmsley, Ontario where he established a depot controlling the trade on the Tay Canal from the Rideau River into Perth.
When we set sail on this business venture we designed our brewery’s culture, vibe and recipes to reflect Weatherhead’s tenacious and determined spirit that will inspire your thirst for adventure.
Weatherhead Brew Co - A team brought together by a passion for beer and a commitment to building business, growth and community in the vibrant Town of Perth, ON.
Weatherhead Brewery will be located at Likkuid Sole, from 12-5 p.m. during the Festival of Good Cheer, November 24th.
Ennis Sisters return to Perth
With the holiday season on its way, Newfoundland’s Ennis Sisters have announced their 9th Annual Christmas Tour. This year, the Juno award-winning trio will once again bring their highly-acclaimed show to select venues across Canada, including a stop in Perth on Friday December 7th.
The sisters, Maureen, Karen and Teresa, deliver one of the finest family Christmas shows in the country.
The trio combine original songs, holiday classics, humorous recitations and Irish step-dancing to create an evening that’s sure to ignite the true holiday spirit. While their tightly-woven harmonies produce a sound that only siblings can achieve, the multi-award winning sisters move audiences to tears with their hilarious banter and poignant seasonal sentiments.
The Ennis Sisters were born and raised on Irish Newfoundland tunes. Throughout their childhood, if their parents weren’t making music, it was coming through the radio – particularly the Irish radio shows which aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings. There was no escaping the traditional music all around them.
“When we first began singing for an audience, these were the songs we sang. It’s what came easiest and most natural, and still does,” says Karen.
Some say it’s in their bones to sing, that their beautiful harmonies and powerful voices reflect the very strength of the Atlantic itself.
“That’s all we knew growing up,” says Maureen. “Newfoundland is a very unique province and because of this, we have a different perspective of our surroundings.”
With multiple accolades – a Juno Award, SOCAN Award, multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards — Newfoundland's The Ennis Sisters are world-renowned performers. Their Annual Christmas show features stunning sibling harmonies, recitations, lively step dancing and playful humour. While Maureen is a guitarist, Karen plays the tin whistle and flute, while Teresa plays the bodhran.
Their Christmas tour has been an annual event for the sisters since their album “Christmas on Ennis Road” landed them their own Christmas special on CBC television.
A portion of the proceeds from the Perth show will go towards Stewart Park Festival, a free community festival held each July in Perth.
“It's a great feeling knowing we're helping to make a difference to communities across the province, especially this time of year,” said Karen Ennis. “It's always amazing to see people come together in the true spirit of Christmas.”
The Ennis Sisters Christmas show will take place in Perth on December 7th in the Mason Theatre at Perth Collegiate, 43 Victoria St.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30 and available at www.ticketsplease.ca, the Visitor Centre at the Perth Museum or by phoning 613-485-6434.
A wonderful way to greet the holiday season! This show has become a Christmas tradition you won’t want to miss!
Stewart Park Festival is more than a festival that celebrates music, arts, and dance for all ages each year. We take pride in partnering with organizations and building our community in many ways. The YAK Duck Race takes place each Sunday during the Festival each year. This is the largest single fundraiser for our local youth center. We also provide financial support for YAK’s participation in the Be In The Band Program.
We are strong supporters of our communities youth. Each year we have a Youth Showcase highlighting local talent and sponsor a youth performer at the Folk Music Ontario Conference. We provide an annual $ 100.00 High School Bursary for local high school bands. .
We are constantly striving for people from a variety of backgrounds to experience the magic of the festival. For example we have assisted groups such as Lanark Community Living to attend the festival and children from Camp Merrywood, Easter Seals Camp to assist at the festival gate.
We partner with organizations by providing a Community Tent in the market to highlight local organizations, provide demonstration space for organizations such as Plenty Canada, and distribute flyers for downtown businesses at our information tent.
We have contributed to the payment of downtown Christmas lights and the acoustical upgrade at The Crystal Palace. These are some examples of how we give back to the community. We look forward to giving back and building community together in new and innovative ways as look to the future!
Written by Gary Waterfield, Co-Chair Stewart Park Festival Sponsorship Committee
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In rehearsal: Mary Ann Majoury and Brent Maguire star as Millicent Milroy and Edward VIII, Prince of Wales, in Gary Kirkham's Queen Milli of Galt, premiering Thursday, October 11th at the Studio Theatre in Perth.
Article by Paul Joyce / Photo by Len Modderman
Studio Theatre's new play explores a romantic Canadian mystery.
A monument in a roadside graveyard near Galt, Ontario, holds a fascinating clue, literally etched in stone, to a hundred-year-old mystery. Inscribed on the monument of Millicent Milroy, a quiet local schoolteacher who died in 1984, are the words "Millicent Milroy, daughter of James and Helen Jane Milroy, Wife of Edward (VIII), Duke of Windsor, 1894 – 1972.”
Is it really possible that a rural Ontario schoolteacher was secretly married to one of the most controversial figures in British royal history? The dramatic facts of this incredible story are about to unfold at the Studio Theatre.
Thursday, October 11th, the theatre premieres Queen Milli of Galt, a play by Canadian playwright Gary Kirkham that brings the mystery of Millicent Milroy to light. Award-winning theatrical director Carolee Mason says she was captivated by this story after seeing the play performed last year.
"It is a historic fact that the Prince of Wales, Edward VIII, visited Galt in 1919, and that Millicent Milroy met him during his royal tour," says Carolee. "For more than 60 years, Milli repeated the story of their romance and marriage with such conviction that it can't simply be dismissed. Queen Milli of Galt imagines how their unlikely relationship may have unfolded."
Later in his life, Edward abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson, whom he adored for her domineering manner and irreverence toward him. Like Wallis, Millicent Milroy was no gushing royal-watcher, and this would have appealed to Edward. Apparently, she fell in love with the dashing prince before she even knew who he was.
Queen Milli Of Galt is a poignant drama filled with romance, humour, and history, starring Mary Ann Majaury, Brent Maguire, Joanna McCauley-Treffers, Sheila Jasiak, Rob Glas, Martin Treffers, Justin Lackey, and Danielle McDonald. It premieres on Thursday, October 11th for seven performances.
Advance tickets are $24 at Tickets Please and at the theatre box office on show nights. Students with ID pay just $10 at the door. Attend opening night and save $5. Visit studiotheatreperth.com for details.
NOTE: Auditions for The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble will be held Tues. Oct. 30 and Thurs. Nov. 1 at 7 PM at the Theatre.
Congratulations to the Stone Cellar in Perth for the wonderful article by Chris Ryall in the Fall 2018 issue of Travel Life Magazine. https://travellife.ca/travel-life-magazine/