Today's Habitat for Humanity Parade!
I think every local media was in attendance, so you will hear plenty about it. Here some of my pictures!
Here a link to check if it is SAFE or UNSAFE to swim at Presqu'ile Beach! https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/130
#TBT The ARTS a part of Brighton Celebrations and Events for many years! By Ronald Waddling!
Local art displays over the years in Brighton have taken many arenas. It is a great community where art, especially local talent, is part of the lifestyle. Music, performing arts, visual arts and literary arts appear regularly during the year in the municipality from Brighton Public Library to the Gazebo, to the Community Centre, Legion, The Gates, Memorial Park, King Edward Park, ENSS, Codrington Community Centre, our churches, local retailers, restaurants, almost everywhere including right on MAIN STREET. Brighton Art Council and DBIA have presented in partnership and individually. In fact partnerships in the arts have included our service clubs and commerce, even to the recognition of a designated month to the arts and special days each year --- not to forget our festivals like Applefest.
Memorial Park has been full many times with visual arts while performing artists play the gazebo. We have become quite well renowned for book launches by local authors and international authors who reside in our area. One year Presqu’ile Provincial Park placed the historical Speedy replica at the end of Main Street for the day, wood carvers and painters demonstrated in the middle of the street while live rabbits and puppets mingled in the park. Crowds later danced on Main Street well into the night.
In July Artists will again be part of local celebrations and events.
On July 11th Art on Main presented by DBIA is a wonderful new initiative to engage citizens and tourists in the arts.
On July 18th the BAC will be at Memorial Park with Music and Art as part of the Presqu’ile Lighthouse celebrations.
Brighton is truly alive with the arts.
A few months ago British friends of my son checked out Brighton on google maps. Afterwards they good-naturedly teased him about the Brighton Observation Point.
Fast forward to Father’s Day and we made a detour onto Cedar Street. What did we encounter? “Observation Point Town of Brighton”. Now we understood what they thought was funny about it. The only thing that they couldn’t see, although it’s a small spot, it has a mighty view over the Bay.
If anyone knows more about how this Observation Point came about, please can you enlighten us? Thanks!
Lots of activity at Brighton's waterfront today. Different groups came together to create an exciting day in Gosport!
I will be adding more pictures in the next few days!
#TBT brought to you by Ron Waddling
I took these from the air around 1980??
The islands were starting to lose their trees and vegetation due to the cormorants. Eventually they did become overpopulated and the land bare. One island has not returned as yet. Many species appeared to have suffered along with the greenery that thrived on the islands. At one time I believe they were part of a farm. The water levels changed over the years from the St Lawrence Seaway controls and nature. You can walk to the
islands now, although not permitted during spring and summer.
More history about the islands is likely available from one of the local experts like the 'history guy' Dan Buchanan, Susan Brose or Presqu'ile Interpretive Centre.
Weekly Round Up!
Busy times and from seeing all the upcoming flyers there will be lots of opportunities to participate in local events coming up too.
The Appleroute Grannies held their Stride to turn the Tide. http://www.grandmotherscampaign.org/events/national-events/stride-to-turn-the-tide
The Presqu’ile Yacht Club has their bay races series happening and some interesting other events coming up. http://presquileyc.com/club-stuff/calendar/
Community Care Northumberland is still offering workshops .
Brighton Arts council had a Children’s Art afternoon. https://www.facebook.com/groups/139235219428546/
Hilton Hall is becoming an active community centre, they had a successful BBQ, received extra funds from the Rotary Club, welcomed visitors for Open Doors Northumberland, held a music evening for an orphanage in Haiti and more.
Codrington’s farmers market is a good place to get some fresh baked good, fruits, veggies, plants and honey. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Codrington-Farmers-Market/885816691461686?fref=ts
The Rotary Club had a successful Birthday Breakfast. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Brighton-Ontario/968325139846232?fref=ts
May Davies received the John Cole Award for volunteer of the year, from the Friends of Presqu’ile. http://www.friendsofpresquile.on.ca/press-releases.php?command=viewArticle&ID=627¤tFeed=1&t=27th-Annual-General-Meeting
Spring Valley School held the official Opening Ceremonies for their Open Classroom. https://www.facebook.com/SpringValleyPublicSchool?fref=ts
Brighton Speedway are going strong and attracting attention from people far and wide. This weekend they had a spectacular accident were the driver amazingly walked away from. The video is having over 32k views so far. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1222145084478422&id=159086230784318
This and much more has been happening in our Municipality.
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