Tiverton News: August, 2023

News has finally picked up with lots happening for the rest of the summer and this fall.

Tiverton Lions: Come out and enjoy a BBQ. There will be a Barbeque lunch (hamburgers or Oktoberfest sausage), Monday August 21 at 12 noon at the Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church. Donations at the door.

The Tiverton Agricultural Society News:  The Tiverton Canada Day parade was a big success and thanks to everyone that participated. Now you have to gear up for the fall fair parade.

This year’s Fall Fair will be held Thanksgiving weekend October 6th-8th and our theme is “Home for the Harvest”. Also check out the Tiverton Agricultural Society’s website for details. You can download the 2023 Fair Book there and see what will be happening at the fall fair. Tiverton Agricultural Society – Home of the Tiverton Fall Fair (tivertonagsociety.com) or the Facebook page for Tiverton Fall Fair

Start thinking about the roadside display contest

Contest!!!!. Time is running out!! Tiverton Fall Fair needs a new sign. Yes, its time to retire our old clown sign. We are looking for a new design. All you artist out there can submit your designs and have a chance to win $100. This is open to all Tiverton and district residents of all ages. Submit your design by Aug 31st to karenballok@gmail.com

Upcoming events!!!

Sunday August 13th:   Roast Beef Dinner at the Whitney Crawford Community Cent. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Adults $25.00 Children 5-12 $10.00 and children under 5 are free. If you want advance tickets email tivertonaagsociety@gmail.com or call 226 930-1979. If you’ve had the dinner in the past you will know just how mouth watering this roast beef dinner is.

Progressive Agricultural Days:  Dianne Atkinson hosted in Teeswater with attendance of 69 , Tiverton had 94 children and Walkerton with a small group of 41. She has been a coordinator for seven years, and a co-coordinator with Linda Freiberger for three years before that.

The program began as strictly farm safety and large equipment safety but it was quickly recognized that other areas in children’s lives need attention to teach them how to live safe and healthy. So we teach them about everything from sun safety, proper hydration in extreme conditions, water safety since we live on the lake and fire safety including an escape plan and safe meeting places when you do escape. I have put together or have access to 45 different subjects of safety that we teach them in a fun, interactive way. So, in essence it is a play as you learn environment for them. We always keep the element of farm safety in the mix for the rural children attending as there are always things happening on the farm everyday.

We gave them healthy snacks in the morning and afternoon along with lunch, they also received a t-shirt and a goody bag to take home with them.

It was a great day for all of us.

Teeswater Progressive Agriculture Safety Day – July 11 th
Tiverton Progressive Agriculture Safety Day – July 18 th
Walkerton Progressive Agriculture Safety Day – July 25 th

Special thanks to Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture for stopping by Teeswater Safety Day to say hello to all the presenters and give well wishes, as well as Ben Lobb, MP Huron-Bruce for checking in on the Walkerton Safety Day and speaking to everyone.

South Bruce Fire Department – Teeswater
Kincardine/Tiverton Fire Department
Brockton Fire Department
Kincardine Dentistry – Laurie Convay
St John Ambulance
TC Energy “Call Before You Dig” – Mike Dupuis
McGregor Point Park “Creature Feature”
Stop Think Act – Thurwaraha Thirumaran and Desiree D’Souza
Huron Tractor – Walkerton
Stoltz Tractor – Connect Equipment – Mildmay

Thank You to all the businesses and groups to help make the loot bags and learning modules for the children.

Rustic Laser Engraving – Dungannon
Dairy Farmers of Ontario
WSPS – Workplace Safety
Lakeside Chevrolet – Kincardine
Tim Hortons – Kincardine
Egg Farmers of Ontario
Huron Tractor – Walkerton
Stoltz Tractor and Equipment – Mildmay
B & L Farm Services – Chesley
Pattern Energy – Armow Wind
Midwestern Communications
Kincardine Record
Howick Mutual Insurance – Wingham
Kincardine/Tiverton Fire Department
South Bruce Fire Department
Brockton Fire Department
Gay Lea Foods – Teeswater
Patz Pizza – Tiverton
Farm Credit Corporation – Walkerton
Dykeman’s No Frills – Kincardine
Foodland Ontario
Farm and Food Care
Bruce County Federation of Agriculture
Bruce County Beef Farmers

Special thanks to Teeswater Agricultural Society, Mary Lou, Ruthanne, Gerri and “BBQ” Carl from the Kinsmen for preparing the lunch in Teeswater. As well as Marilyn Virtue and Anne Marie Gomes for looking after a hungry bunch in Tiverton. In Walkerton we had the talents of Morgan Inglis, Rob McKee and Ashley Young preparing our lunch and snacks. To all the group leaders in Teeswater, Tiverton and Walkerton, Karen, Jenny, Jen Kathy, Linda, Josiee, Sophia, Gary and all the others that gave a helping hand. Thank you to the Bright Beginnings Day Care – Tiverton, Municipality of South Bruce Summer Camp, and the younger half of Municipality of Brockton Summer Camp for joining our day and enjoying it. Most of all to the parents of all the children that signed up and attended this year’s event, thank you so much for allowing the children to learn to be safer in all their everyday activities. Without all this great community support and help these Progressive Agriculture Safety Days would not be. It is the many hands that come together to make such a great day for all the children involved.

Shiverton is back!!!

Tiverton’s Tour of Terror returns after too long of a rest in pieces.

This year it will be a frightfully fun weekend event for all ages* with contests, games, Trick or Treating, prizes, food, a dance, tours, merchandise, Haunted Houses and all things Halloween PLUS MORE!!!

This is a dry event. (Unless it rains or snows during the Tour)

Starting FRI OCT 13th with an all ages community Hallloween party to launch the weekends festivities.  Oct the 14th is a Trunk or Treat Tour and a Halloween Vendor Village including psychics.

Not to mention THE RESURECTION OF SHIVERTON! TIVERTON’S TOUR OF TERROR! What is this tour of Terror you may ask? Think Christmas or garden tour of homes meets Halloween! Various businesses and residence decorate their location into a Haunted experience complete with live actors. I have personally attended the previous events and am amazed at all the work that goes into it.

To make this event even more amazing then the previous ones, we are seeking …

  • Trunk or Treat Exhibitors, Vendors with Halloween related items, Psychics, Haunt Hosts in Tiverton
  • Charities, Clubs and organizations, Sponsors and of course Volunteers

This event is a fundraiser for Domestic Violence, Hospice & other local charities and organizations.
* suggest 12+ for the Tour of Terror in the evening(s)

Little Blue House Coffee Co. is now serving ice cream and with all this hot weather it couldn’t have come any sooner. It’s been so nice to sit outside with a coffee and donut. By the way, what is the proper way to spell donut? Doughnut or Donut. Let me know.

Huron Shores Hospice:   is currently seeking caring and compassionate individuals to join its team as Comfort Care Volunteers. Comfort Care Volunteers work as part of the interdisciplinary hospice care team by providing comfort care measures to the residents and families utilizing the residential hospice. This volunteer opportunity aims to support residents and families in both emotional and practical ways while promoting a home-like environment. Volunteers may spend their time reminiscing, reading to the resident, providing emotional support to the family, tidying the suite, providing non-medical comfort care measures, or simply being close by if anything is needed. There are morning, afternoon, and evening shifts daily.

All volunteers will receive hospice orientation and access to required training and must have police and reference checks completed before spending time with our residents.

For more information contact Cathy Herbert, Executive Director, Huron Shores Hospice at 519-385-5683 or cathy@huronshoreshospice.ca or visit: www.huronshoreshospice.ca