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Fenelon Falls’ 150th Anniversary

A Year-Long Celebration!

  • Teas
  • Bike Ride
  • Documentaries
  • Barbara Dunn-Prosser Performance

Fenelon Township was created by a Crown survey in 1824, drawing an array of farm lots, that filled with immigrants over the generations that followed. In 1874, Fenelon Falls residents decided to become their own municipality so they could ensure that a railway was built to the village, hence the choice of a train its logo. The railway and the Trent-Severn Waterway facilitated the community becoming a tourist destination and the home of the region’s largest sawmill. In twentieth century, wooden manufacturing, like Allen Wood Products and its Tinkertoys eclipsed lumber exports as the largest employer. By the end of the century, manufacturing was in decline. Fenelon Falls was amalgamated into the City of Kawartha Lakes in 2001, shortly after celebrating its 125th anniversary. By then, the railway had recently been reincarnated as the Victoria Rail Trail. As a recreational corridor the old railway is enjoyed by countless visitors each year—more than ever took the train.

Activities

Then & Now Scavenger Hunt
Win a Village Wooden Nickel
Learn Garnet Graham's Tricks
Anniversary Exhibits at Museum

Schedule

Free Senior's Lunch
Royal Canadian Legion
Tuesday, June 4
Noon to 2:30
Tea & Silent Auction
Senior Citizen's Club
Thursday, June 20
1:30 to 3:30 pm
Anniversary Bike Ride: Register at www.kawarthacyclingclub.com
Sobeys to Ken Reid Conservation Area
Saturday, June 29
10 am
Commemorative Tea
Maryboro Lodge Museum
Saturday, June 29
1 to 4 pm
Open House
Immanuel Baptist Church
Sunday, June 30
1 to 4 pm
Library Anniversary
Fenelon Falls Library
Wednesday, July 17
2 to 4 pm
Free Food, Face Painting and Fun
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
Sunday, July 21
12 to 2 pm
Horticultural Society Garden Party
Maryboro Lodge Museum
Monday, August 26
6:45 pm
Kawartha Arts Festival
Fenelon Fairgrounds
Saturday, August 31
10 am to 5 pm
Kawartha Arts Festival
Fenelon Fairgrounds
Sunday, September 1
10 am to 4 pm
Locations Throughout Kawartha Lakes
Sunday, September 15
10 am to 4 pm
Garnet Graham Park
Saturday, October 12
10 am
You Must Remember This? with Barbara Dunn Prosser
TBD
TBD
Participating Restaurant
Anniversary Themed Dishes
Lotus Indian Bistro
Commemorative Merchandise
Fenelon Falls Shirts and Bags
Snow N Sand
Cellphone Cases, Bags and T-Shirts
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