Community Calendar information

October Events

25 Chamber of Commerce Business networking meeting. 5:30pm w/ various monthly locations
26 Dunnville District Heritage Association Program
7 p.m. Grandview Lodge
29 Legion Halloween Dance
8 p.m.; Dunnville Legion
29 Haldimand Pregnancy Care and Family Centre’s Mom 2 Mom Sale
9 a.m.-12 p.m.; HPCFC
29 Dunnville Hunters & Anglers Perch Dinner
5:30-7 p.m.; Dunnville Hunters & Anglers Club House, $18

November Events

November 5 – GHA Ramblers Hockey Club Team Presents their annual Movember Bash event



Portions of proceeds go towards the Movember Foundation Canada and the local chapter of Jumpstart. 2016’s event will take place at the Exhibition Hall at the fairgrounds in Caledonia, Ontario, beginning at 7:30pm on Saturday, November 5th and includes live music, a light buffet, prizes, games and raffles.

The GHA Ramblers, a men’s travelling hockey team, has spent five years travelling and playing in hockey tournaments across North America. As community men of character, a decision was made to seek out a greater cause that could be supported and impacted by piggybacking on the team’s success.

The Movember Foundation was decided upon as it is an organization seeking exposure, revenues and increased awareness of men’s health issues with a focus on Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Poor Mental Health and Physical Inactivity. Movember Foundation’s revenues, generated during the month of November, are directed towards Prostate Cancer Research as part of their partnership with Prostate Cancer Canada. Movember began in 2003 and has grown to over 21 countries, raised over $675 million while funding over 830 men’s health initiatives and has increased awareness through over 5 million Mo Bros and Sistas.

2016 has seen the GHA Ramblers also partnering with the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program. The Jumpstart program was launched in 2005 to help kids jump over financial barriers and take a kick at playing a sport and getting active. Since its inception, Jumpstart has reached over 1 million children with 100% of the funds raised within each community being used within that community to give kids a sporting chance.

2015 saw the Movember Bash raise and donate proceeds of $3311.25 towards the Movember Foundation and $500.00 allocated within the community to house fire victims. We are hoping that Dunnville’s Newspaper – The Free Press would be willing to supply us with a donation towards the causes and/or a raffle item or two (minimum $100 value) that will be raffled off to generate revenue for the initiatives. This year, we’re hoping to increase the attendance and impact that we can have on the community and men’s health within it.

Please contact Kevin or Mark with your interest in contributing funds and/or raffle items. If you require any more information or require clarification on the event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you in advance and best wishes from the GHA Ramblers!

The GHA Ramblers Hockey Club

Team Coach & Leader: Kevin Rupert 905-961-7866
Team Administrator: Mark Hoppe 905-818-5452


Baha’is of Haldimand list of speakers and topics for the fall

Normally, meetings are held at the Garfield Disher Room of the Dunnville Library, but since they will be undergoing renovations, the plan is to have the meetings at Anne Turner’s home. She is an excellent host.

Nov  9, 2016  Midhi Wolfe- ‘PRINCIPLES OF THE BAHA’I FAITH’

Dec 14, 2016  Terri Spratt- ‘THE NEED FOR THE BAHA’I FAITH TODAY’


Feb  8, 2017- Eman Elmasri Topic TBA

For more information about the Baha’i meetings please call Anne Turner; 289-738-0022, or email;

All are welcome!

Speakers series are sponsored by the Baha’is of Haldimand.


November Community Events

Dunnville Community Theatre presents The Red Velvet Cake War November 4th, 5th, 11th, 18th

At: Dunnville Hunters and Anglers
237 McLaughlan Road, Dunnville, Ontario

The Red Velvet Cake War By: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & James Wooten
Produced by Special Arrangement With Dramatists Incorporated

In this hilarious comedy, we meet the three Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette, who are planning to throw their family reunion at the worst of times. They certainly keep the local busy bodies in the small town of Sweetgum supplied with juicy gossip when Aunt LaMerle “accidentally” slams her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide. The bizarre Verdeen clan gathers on the hottest day of July, smack dab in the middle of a Texas tornado season. Add to this, a risky wager on who makes the best red velvet cake. This family reunion gives new meaning to the term, “Southern Fried”.

The talented local cast includes Sheila Scumacher, (Cee Cee), Judy Wenjina, (Gaynelle), Ellen Bloomfield, (La Merle), Michael Maloney, (Aubrey and Purvis). Candace Stern (Peaches), Julie Turner, (Jimmie), Diane Morris, (Bitsy and Mama Doll), Jordan Heron, (Newt and Grover) and Tracey Stirling (Elsa) are sure to make this show a must see!

Date: Show Only: November 4th, 5th, 11th, 18th.
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Show starts at 8 p.m.

Price: 18.00 per ticket. Groups of 10 or more $15.00 each.
Opening Night Special: Seniors and Students $15.00.

Dinner Theatre Dates:November 12, November 19th.
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
Dinner served At 6:00 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Dinner Theatre price:$40.00 per person.
Groups of 10 or more, $35.00 each.

Catered by Debb’s Cuisine on Queen

Tickets can be purchased at Art Service Office Supply
152 Queen Street, Dunnville , Ontario. Phone 774-7695 or 289-369-0169


Nov 12 – Mary’s Mystic Room Psychic, Wellness & Gift Expo


1-31 Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation’s Trees of Hope Campaign
$10/light, $1000/star
6 Friends of the Library Elf Shop opens
Dunnville Library
7 Optimist Club’s Youth Appreciation Awards Night
7 p.m.; Dunnville Optimist Hall
7-21 Haldimand Art Works’ River Arts Festival
11 Remembrance Day Service
10:50 a.m.; Central Park Cenotaph
11 Legion Remembrance Day Dinner & Awards Banquet
6 p.m.; Dunnville Legion, open to public
17 East Haldimand Hospice & By the Willow Ladies Night
7 p.m.; Dunnville Legion, $20
19 Dunnville Christian School Bazaar
9 a.m.-2 p.m., auction at 7 p.m.; Dunnville Christian School
23 Dunnville District Heritage Association Program
(WWI, Our Soldiers Return Home) 7 p.m.; Grandview Lodge
25 Optimist Club Turkey Raffle
26 Haldimand Pregnancy Care and Family Centre’s Christmas on Alder Street
9 a.m.-4 p.m.; HPCFC
29 Chamber of Commerce Business networking meeting. 5:30pm w/ various monthly locations
8 p.m.; Dunnville Optimist Hall, $20/ticket


Haldimand County’s Fall/Winter edition of the Community Guide is hot off the press and in the mail to every household in Haldimand.

NEWS RELEASE Fall-Winter Community Guide



Seeking Public input into a new Haldimand County Economic Development and Tourism Strategy.

Following the last municipal election, Council participated in a strategic planning exercise to establish key Term of Council priorities. One of the highest rated and most consistent discussion items was to continue with, grow and improve the County’s economic development efforts. In order to provide a common perspective on what this objective entails and how it would be implemented, Council identified the need to develop an Economic Development and Tourism Strategic Plan, with the input of Council, staff, business stakeholders and other organizations undertaking economic development work in the County.

The following online survey is open to the public and we encourage everyone to take the opportunity to have their say in what the County should do to promote business development and job creation. This is your chance to be heard and we want feedback from residents, business owners, youth, seniors and local community groups.

Following the survey, the consulting firm of McSweeney and Associates, retained to assist in the development of a comprehensive strategy, will be connecting with key stakeholders through a series of interviews and focus groups. The information collected through these various community engagement activities will directly impact Haldimand County’s key economic development and tourism priorities moving forward.

The success of this new Strategy is dependent upon everyone providing their input – please participate by completing the survey today!

For further information please contact:
Lidy Romanuk B.A., EcD. CEcD.
Manager, Economic Development & Tourism
Haldimand County
Cayuga Administration Building
45 Munsee St, Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0
Tel: 905-318-5932 x6342