autofest

AUTOFEST 2014

Get your engines revving and head down to Oshawa’s annual Autofest, to check out more than 1,400 Hot Rods, special interest vehicles and a special exhibit of Mustangs. Make it a day that’s fun for the entire family by enjoying the many different children’s activities. Autofest begins with a kick-off party in downtown Oshawa on Aug. 22, and the fun continues until Aug. 24.

Brock's Big Bite

BROCK’S BIG BITE

Getting hungry? You’re in luck! Brock’s Big Bite 2014 is serving up another great menu of food and fun for the whole family. This year, enjoy a night of scrumptious food at the first Nite Bite Gala event and get primed for the next day foodie adventure. Make a road trip up to Beaverton, on beautiful Lake Simcoe on Aug. 10, for delectable fresh food – plus art, music, agricultural displays, and more.

Ride4UnitedWay

RIDE4UNITEDWAY

Support the United Way of Durham Region on Aug. 24 for the Gran Fondo charity ride. Choose from a full range of 60 to 160 kilometre courses for cyclists of every level. Make a day of it and enjoy a lunch after the ride, and even a massage. Your ride supports more than 45 agencies and 250 programs in our community. Check out ride4unitedway.com for more information, or to register for the event.

What's happening in Durham Region

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DURHAM REGION

Aug. 1
RMG Fridays: Country Cottage Weekend
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

Aug. 1
Durham United FC vs Sigma FC
Kinsmen Park, Pickering

Aug. 2
Scugog Council for the Arts Exhibition opening reception
Perry Street, Port Perry 

Aug. 3
Passenger Appreciation BBQ
Uxbridge Train Station, Uxbridge

Aug. 5
The Bohemian: A Prelude to War
Fifth Line Church, Uxbridge Historical Centre, Uxbridge

Aug. 6
Dine in the Vines
Ocala Winery, Port Perry 

Aug. 6
Kids in the Square – The Magic of Coby
Heritage Square, Ajax

Aug. 6
Movies on the Pitch
Woodland Soccer Field, Pickering

Aug. 9
Taste of Ajax
Rotary Park, Ajax

Aug. 9
Nite Bite Gala
Beaverton Town Hall, Beaverton

Aug. 10
Brits on the Lake
Queen Street, Port Perry

Aug. 10
Santa Rides the Rails in Summer
Uxbridge Train Station, Uxbridge

Aug. 10
Pioneer Day
Pioneer Village, Port Perry

Aug. 10
Brock’s Big Bite
Downtown, Beaverton

Aug. 10
Open Day at Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary
Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, Sunderland 

Aug. 10
OPG Second Sundays: Viewfinders
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

Aug. 12
The Bard’s Bus Tour
Celebration Square, Whitby

Aug. 12
The Bohemian: A Prelude to War
Fifth Line Church, Uxbridge Historical Centre, Uxbridge

Aug. 13
Music in the Square – The Front Porch All Stars
Heritage Square, Ajax

Aug. 14
The Best Books of the Last 150 Years
Oshawa Public Libraries,
Legends Centre Branch, Oshawa

Aug. 15
August Moonlight Madness
Historic Downtown, Bowmanville

Aug. 15
Durham United FC vs Masters FA
Kinsmen Park, Pickering

Aug. 15
Movies in the Park
Ajax Community Centre, Ajax

Aug. 15 to 17
Canadian Superbike Doubleheader Weekend
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville

Aug. 16
Courtice Triathlon Weekend Day 1
Courtice Community Complex, Courtice

Aug. 16
OFAH/OPG TackleShare Day
Darlington Provincial Park, Bowmanville

Aug. 16
Uxbridge Lions Art in the Park
Elgin Park, Uxbridge

Aug. 16
The Bohemian: A Prelude to War
Fifth Line Church, Uxbridge Historical Centre, Uxbridge

Aug. 16
The Bard’s Bus Tour
Parkwood Estate, Oshawa

Aug. 17
Courtice Multisport Series: Event #3, Courtice Kids of Steel Triathlon
Courtice Community Complex, Courtice

Aug. 17
Ice Cream Day
Uxbridge Train Station, Uxbridge

Aug. 17
The Bard’s Bus Tour
Scugog Shores Museum, Port Perry

Aug. 17
Driftwood Theatre – The Tempest
Pioneer Village, Port Perry

Aug. 20
Canvas Corks & Cocktails
Harp & Wylie’s, Port Perry

Aug. 20
Kids in the Square – Zoo to You
Heritage Square, Ajax

Aug. 20
Wave: Live Summer Music
Station Gallery, Whitby

Aug. 21
Summer Drumming at Windreach Farm

Windreach Farm, Ashburn

Aug. 21
5th Annual Farmers of Uxbridge
Uxbridge Arena, Uxbridge

Aug. 21
Art Talk @ SG: The Vinyl Story
Station Gallery, Whitby

Aug. 22
The Bohemian: A Prelude to War
Fifth Line Church, Uxbridge Historical Centre, Uxbridge 

Aug. 22
Blackstock Demolition Derby
Church Street, Blackstock

Aug. 23
Blackstock Fair
3340 Church Street, Blackstock 

Aug. 23
The Bohemian: A Prelude to War
Fifth Line Church, Uxbridge Historical Centre, Uxbridge

Aug. 23
Blackstock Fair Dance and Concert with Lindsay Broughton
Blackstock Recreation Centre, Blackstock 

Aug. 23 to 24
1st Annual Scouting Fair
Camp Samac, Oshawa

Aug. 23 to 24
Autofest 2014
Lakeview Park, Oshawa 

Aug. 24
Oshawa Public Libraries Day Street Party
Oshawa Public Libraries, McLaughlin Branch, Oshawa 

Aug. 24
Ride4UnitedWay
Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, Bowmanville

Aug. 26
The Bohemian: A Prelude to War
Fifth Line Church, Uxbridge Historical Centre, Uxbridge 

Aug. 27
Music in the Square – Bennie and the Jets, Elton John Tribute
Heritage Square, Ajax

Aug. 27
Country Town Singers New Members Welcome Night
Riley’s Old Town Pub, Oshawa

Aug. 29
The Bohemian: A Prelude to War
Fifth Line Church, Uxbridge Historical Centre, Uxbridge

Aug. 29, 30 and 31
VIP Hospitality Tent at Chevrolet Silverado 250 Weekend
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville

Aug. 29, 30 amd 31
Chevrolet Silverado 250
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville

Aug. 31
Open Day at Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary
Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, Sunderland 

Culture Days 2014

Creative community: Register your 2014 Culture Days events

Durham Tourism is inviting area municipalities, event producers, and arts and heritage organizations to celebrate arts and culture in Durham Region during Culture Days weekend, which runs from Sept. 26 to 28, 2014.

Now in its fifth year, Culture Days invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture events in every community across the country. In 2013, the annual Culture Days weekend took place in more than 800 Canadian cities and towns, with attendance topping more than 1.7 million individuals. Approximately 7,500 activities were presented across the country, representing an astounding 70 per cent increase over the event’s first-year participation levels in 2010.

Culture Days events are free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes” and discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers at work in their communities. Last year, events in Durham Region included studio tours and open houses, art exhibitions, heritage tours, concerts, performances, dance workshops, craft sessions, storytelling, martial arts and more.

Durham Tourism is requesting that all interested participants register Culture Days events online, as soon as possible, to have their event listed on both the Durham Tourism and Culture Days websites. By registering an event on www.durhamtourism.ca and www.culturedays.ca, organizers will be part of both local and national marketing campaigns, where events will be promoted in the media and online.

For more information, contact Durham Tourism toll-free at 1-800-413-0017 or tourism@durham.ca.

Photo credit: S. Reinier deSmit (2013)

Ajax Waterfront

Explore Durham Region on two wheels

From the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine to the picturesque Waterfront Trail, Durham Region will have a route or loop that will challenge your cycling skill (no matter what your ability is), while leading you to unique destinations across the region. 

For more information about routes in your community, and bicycle friendly stops along the way, order a copy of the Durham Cycle Tours map at www.durhamtourism.ca.

Also, learn more in Durham Tourism’s latest Youtube video: Gear up and explore Durham Region!

Farm fresh strawberries

Strawberry fields forever

‘Tis the season for strawberries!

This sweet treat is an excellent source of vitamin C, and while you pick your own strawberries you’ll also get some much-needed vitamin D. Another benefit of picking local strawberries, more freshness and more flavour! Be sure to practise sun safety while you have fun on the farm.

If you’re not interested in picking your own, stop by your local farm gate for an already-picked crop.

Visit www.durhamfarmfresh.ca for more information, and to find a strawberry farm near you.