Port Rowan 150 Celebrations

Port Rowan 150 Celebrations


Concert at Harbour Park

Saturday, September 23

 

Concert on overlooking Lake Erie featuring performances by Old Cut; Small Town Girls; the Blue Stellas; Dharma Road; Duane Rutter; Dan Walsh; the Atkinson Brothers Band; Jimmy & Paul Atkinson; and the Atkinson MacDonald Band.

 
 

Frantiques Roadshow

Saturday, September 23

 

Presented by
MAN Law

Franni's Antiques will host its first Frantiques Roadshow, featuring free antique appraisals offered by Buck Sloat of Bid2Buy Online Auctions.

 
 

Quilt Making Demos at the Port Rowan Thrift Shoppe

Saturday, September 23

Presented by
SCOR

Details coming soon.

 
 

Vimy Oak event at the Port Rowan Legion

Saturday, September 23

Presented by
SCOR

The Battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France, April 9th to 12th, 1917 is considered to be one of the defining events in Canada's history. Lieutenant Leslie H. Miller, a soldier with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (1914-1919), sent acorns home to Canada that he had gathered up after the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 1917. These acorns are now large majestic oaks that are growing on his former farm, today the home of the Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church, in Ontario.

The Vimy Oaks Legacy Corporation is a not-for-profit corporation made up of volunteers promoting the memory and legacy of Canadians who fought in the First World War through the planting of "Vimy Oak" saplings from Lieutenant Miller's farm. Saplings are available for sale at vimyoakslegacy.ca.

A Vimy Oak was planted at the Port Rowan Legion in April, 2017, in honour of the Norfolk County soldiers who fought at Vimy Ridge. The Norfolk 150 Celebration of Culture is honoured to include a concert at the Port Rowan Legion in celebration of this meaningful commemoration.

 

Local carvers workshop

Port Rowan docks, under the pavilion, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday, September 23

Presented by
Long Point Country

Meet local carvers and historian boat builders. Kids can paint a carved duck or sailboat, and race them down the channel at 2:30. Register in advance by calling (519) 586-2310.

 
 

Unique Antiques Auction

Sunday, September 24

 

Live auction at the Port Rowan Community Centre featuring over 175 antiques from local retailers & antique buffs, including Franni’s Attic, Cattail Cove, Pickers Antiques Warehouse, and Old Time Deli. Appetizers & cash bar will be available, provided by The Country Fork. Tickets are $10.

Doors open and previews begin at 4:00pm.