1st Annual REGENERATE Food Festival Building Economic Growth for Communities in SW Ontario

Several groups from across the food value chain in SW Ontario have come together to spearhead and create the Regenerate – Farming, Food and Community Festival. This 4-day event will be held from Sept 29th to Oct 2nd in two communities – London and Ridgetown, Ontario. The festival’s main goal is to build rural economic development in SW Ontario around a food economy, as well as linking rural and urban communities together through food.

 

Multiple events will be held at various venues over the 4-days; each workshop/event will focus on educating and supporting: primary producers, consumers, tourists, chefs and culinary professionals. Everyone is invited to this first of its kind food festival.

 

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Riders set out on the second annual Dunnville Grand Tour

On Saturday August 20 the two-day Dunnville Grand Tour brought out more than 300 riders for 25, 50, 75 and 100 kilometers rides along the lakeshore and Grand River in Haldimand County. Atilla Elek tour organizer has seen the increase in cycling tourism in Haldimand County in recent years and has organized the tour to help Dunnville capitalize on this trend. Cyclists travelled in from London, the GTA and elsewhere in Ontario to join in the weekend-long event.

 

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New Head Winemaker at Burning Kiln Winery

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Burning Kiln Winery names Lydia Tomek as Head Winemaker of the award-winning St. Williams based winery known for appassimento style wines.

 

Tomek has been selected as Head Winemaker at Burning Kiln Winery effective immediately. Tomek, a celebrated winemaker out of the Niagara region joins the Burning Kiln team with extensive knowledge of her craft, Tomek was Head Winemaker at Hernder Estate Wines where she spent the last ten years of her career. Tomek has also held winemaking positions at Hillebrand Winery and Jackson-Triggs.

 

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CCMA AWARDS SHOW COUNTDOWN CONCERT

For all the die-hard Canadian country music fans, the CCMA and London Host Committee have orchestrated a CCMA Awards Pre-Show experience to optimize the historic event of London, Ontario hosting Country Music Week and the CCMA Awards Show for the first time. Before the 2016 CCMA Awards Show goes live, before Canadian celebs strut their stuff down the John Deere Green Carpet, the CCMA Awards Show Countdown Concert will get fans rocking with a line-up stacked with 2016 CCMA Award nominees. Make a day of the festivities with the CCMA, and head down to Talbot Street to partake in the excitement on Sunday, September 11.

 

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CANADA’S BEST AND BRIGHTEST SET TO APPEAR AT COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK’S HURON COUNTY FANFEST

A marque event as part of Country Music Week, Huron County FanFest features back-to-back performances by ten of Canada’s brightest country stars, and gives country music fans the opportunity to meet, greet and have their photo taken with their favourite acts at the Huron County FanFest photo wall. Country Music Week and artist merchandise will be available onsite for purchase. Best of all – this is a FREE event.