December 2016 Community Calendar

Community Calendar information

Queens Merritt Room
121 Main St Dunnville (905) 774-6560.
Prime Rib, Lake Erie Perch, Fish & Chips, Thursday Wing night,
& Lunch Specials.

December Events

3 Christmas Light Up & Santa Claus Parade

3 Lioness Breakfast with Santa

3 Dunnville Hunters & Anglers Perch Dinner
5:30-7 p.m.; Dunnville Hunters & Anglers Club House, $18
8:30-10:30 a.m.;

7 Optimist Club Casino Bus Fundraiser. 8 a.m.–4 p.m. $20, includes meal & ride 8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bus leaves Dunnville @ 9 a.m. Sharp.
Call Jan at 905 774 5446

9 Dunnville Christian School’s Christmas Musical Program
2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Dunnville Christian School, Free

11 Legion Christmas Kids Party
2 p.m.; Dunnville Legion

17 Legion Turkey Raffle
8 p.m.; Dunnville Legion

20 Veterans Affairs Representative Visit
10 a.m.; Dunnville Legion

31 Legion New Year’s Eve Dance
8 p.m.; Dunnville Legion

31 New Year’s Eve Gala & Canada 150 Kick-off at Optimist Club


The Haldimand Choralairs present  their 2016 “THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS” concerts:

Haldimand Choralairs under the direction of Stillwell Matheson, rehearsing for their upcoming Christmas concert.  They will be performing in Dunnville on Sunday, December 4 at 3 pm, at the Caledonia Baptist Church, Caledonia.
Port Dover – Grace United Church on Sunday, December 11 at 3 pm.

The Haldimand Choralairs have been entertaining the broader community of Haldimand with seasonal concerts for over 50 years.  


Christmas Magic at Ruthven

Ruthven Park Presents:
An Intimate Afternoon Concert with Tia McGraff
Dec. 4 – 2:00 PM in the Coach House.
Tia is an internationally renowned & award winning
Americana/Country songstress from nearby Port Dover.
Tickets sold in advance $20.00 per person.
FREE FOR MEMBERS -Please R.S.V.P to reserve your ticket.
Seating for the Christmas Concert is first come first served 30 minutes before the concert.
Tour of the mansion and refreshments to follow. 905-772-0560

Ruthven Park is Hosting;
A Christmas Scottish Tea
Dec. 11 – 2:00 PM
Scottish Tea served with delicious warm scones and topped with clotted cream will be complimented by additional seasonal sweets.
Afterwards take a stroll through the mansion. Tickets sold in advance: Adults $14, Seniors $12, Children $5 905-772-0560

Ruthven Park is Hosting;
Candlelight Tours
Dec. 8, 13,18, 21 – 7:00 PM
Visit the Mansion lit up for Christmas! After the tour enjoy
seasonal refreshments in the Coach House. Pre-register: Adults 14, Seniors $12, Children $5 905-772-0560

newly added:

Ruthven Park is Hosting;
Family Afternoon Tours
Dec. 18, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Regular Admission 905-772-0560

Ruthven Park is Hosting;
Twilight Tours
Dec. 19 & 20, 5:00 PM – 7 PM
Stroll through the mansion as the sun sets. Experience the evening atmosphere of the decorated mansion.
Finish your visit with hot cider and cookies. Pre-registration required.
Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children $4 905-772-0560


December 6 Haldimand Museums host University of Edinburgh
“Blood Brothers, Brothers in Arms” Exhibition

An almost forgotten WWI connection between Canadian First Nations soldiers, serving in the Haldimand 114th Battalion, and the City of Edinburgh, Scotland has been uncovered.

Dr. Yvonne McEwen of the University of Edinburgh discovered that indigenous Canadians, serving on the Western Front, took leave in the Scottish capital, arriving at the Caledonian Railway Station in Edinburgh, December 6, 1916.

Research also uncovered that the soldiers were so overwhelmed with the welcome they received from the Scottish people that they donated money to the Red Cross; these funds were used to help build cottages just outside Edinburgh in the community of Longniddry, where veterans continue to live today.

One hundred years later, the exhibition “Blood Brothers, Brothers in Arms”, opening at Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre in Caledonia, ON, highlights this story. The display pays tribute to the links between the soldiers of the Haldimand 114th Battalion and their Scottish friends; links which are still evident today.

An opening reception for the exhibition will take place at Edinburgh Square Tuesday December 6, 2016; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Introductory remarks and a special presentation by Dr. McEwan will begin at 7:15 p.m. A special invitation is extended to those whose family members served in the Haldimand 114th.

Dr. McEwen is a University of Edinburgh historian, member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Imperial War Museum and WWI advisor to the BBC. A captivating storyteller, Dr. McEwen will present two special lectures at Edinburgh Square, sharing unique insights of this exhibition. The first lecture takes place Monday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. and the second is Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. The lectures are offered at no cost; however, as seating is limited, pre-registration is required.

“Blood Brothers, Brothers in Arms” will run until February 28, 2017. Edinburgh Square is located at 80 Caithness Street E., Caledonia. For further information or lecture reservations please contact 905-765-3134 or


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.

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.



Nov. 14-Dec. 31
Dunnville Public Library, 317 Chestnut Street, Dunnville
All new gifts, holiday decorations, novelty items, toys, jewelry, “mystery prizes”, books, plus holiday draw. Tues. & Wed., 10-8; Thurs. & Fri., 10-6; Sat., 10-5; Sun., noon-4. Sponsored by The Friends of the Dunnville Public Library.


Tis the Spirit of the Season Passport

Microsoft Word - Spirit of the Season 2016 Media Release.docx

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Jarvis Friends of the Library – Shop for Great Deals on Toys, Books and Games While Supporting Your Library!

Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse, a seasonal toy, book, and game warehouse with locations in Hamilton and Toronto, will donate 10% of your purchase price to the Jarvis Friends of the Library when you follow the three easy steps below.

The Jarvis Friends have partnered with Samko & Miko because of their deep discounts on high quality toys, games and books. Shop name brand educational and recreational toys while supporting your local library!
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

SHOP at the Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse during the dates below, have the cashier STAMP your receipt with the group name: Friends of the Jarvis Library and SUBMIT your original stamped receipt to the Jarvis Branch (2 Monson Street) of Haldimand County Public Library by January 12, 2017.

Shopping dates and locations are:
November 21st to December 4th at Toronto Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse – 77 Fima Crescent, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2R1

December 1st to December 4th at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – 9280 Airport Rd. Mount Hope, ON LOR 1W0 (at the Hamilton Airport)

The Jarvis Friends of the Library appreciate your support and hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please contact Lindsay Stephens, Community Outreach Coordinator, Haldimand County Public Library at 905-319-5932 ext. 6118 or


Grand Wellness Health Centre Yoga Schedule


145 Lock Street East, Dunnville. 905-701-9518


Fall in Dunnville 2016

Fall is with us and winter is not too far behind. Frank Powers
Fall is with us and winter is not too far behind.
Frank Powers