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Annual Chatham-Kent Festival of Giving Event a huge success
Posted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019, 02:25:00 PM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Entertainment
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Annual Chatham-Kent Festival of Giving Fundraiser a Great Success

Bradley Convention Centre 

The  generosity of the people of Chatham-Kent and surrounding areas  is shown once again. The recent Festival of Giving Event to support the  Chatham-Kent Children`s Treatment Centre was held at the Bradley Convention Centre. Close to 1000 people attended and over $250,000 was raised for this worthy cause. The Centre provides care to the children in Chatham-Kent who suffer with physical, developmental or communication issues.We are very fortunate in Chatham-Kent to have such a facility in our midst and there are many who work tirelessly to provide the necessary services. Several other charities benefited from the volunteer work they provided which helped to make the evening a success.

 The theme is different every year. This year`s event was a Wide World of Sports theme and many of the attendees wore related apparel such as hockey jerseys, and tennis outfits. The attendees were welcomed with a Marching Band and the evening was complete with a tailgate party outside the entrance. There are silent auctions as well as the featured auction and  lots to eat and drink. All for a worthy cause.

 Congratulations Chatham-Kent you came through again.  Chatham-kent is a wonderful community to live, work, raise a family or retire. it is all here all year!

 

 

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Ursuline College Chatham performs hit Broadway Musical 'In The Heights' April 10-13
Posted on Wed, 10 Apr 2019, 07:00:00 PM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest,  Entertainment
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Ursuline College Production of Broadway Musical 'In The Heights" April 10-13 at 7P.M.

Urusline College The Pines

 

Be sure to attend one of this week's performances at the Ursuline College Theatre. Shows start at 7 P.M. April 10-13. Jim Dunlop, a teacher at the college and one of the directors said the students have worked especially hard on this production which can be challenging but they have loved doing it. The play, 'In the Heights' opened on Broadway in 2008 and was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won four, including the Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography awards. There was a UCC class trip back in 2008 to attend the show.The story is centered around a largely Hispanic Neighborhood called Washington heights in New York City

The show features 28 actors, approximately 20 orchestra members and a crew of 26 behind the scenes hard working participants who handle the makeup. costumes, lighting and sound. A lot of hard work goes into each performance but according to the director, the students have loved doing it.

Make sure you support all their hard work and enjoy a spectacular evening out right here in our own city. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at the UCC Box Office or by calling 519-351-2987

 

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April is Personal Income Tax Return Time
Posted on Wed, 03 Apr 2019, 11:45:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest
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April is Personal Income Tax Return Month

 

tax returns

 

Most of us are aware that April is Personal Income Tax Return month. By now you probably have all your T4 `s and are ready to finalize your return. if you have no financial experience and have never done your own taxes you may want to consider hiring a professional. In many cases, they are aware of deductions that may lower your taxes due or result in a return. This will often save you money in the end even though you will have to pay to have the return done. If you do hire a professional, you can save yourself some money by getting everything itemized for him or her.

 If you have done your taxes in the past and feel confident in doing your own return, you may want to google two areas on the Internet. One is `Free Tax Resources`which can be very helpful and `Free copies of income tax returns"

 Good luck with the paperwork and enjoy the Spring Weather. I think it is finally arrived. 

If you are considering a home purchase at this time, the spring market has arrived. Call me today, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage Chatham-Kent.

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New North Side Catholic School Under Construction
Posted on Wed, 20 Mar 2019, 11:35:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent
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New Catholic Elementary School Under Construction on McNaughton Ave. in Chatham

New North Side Catholic Elementary School

Construction is underway for the new Chatham north side Catholic Elementary school on McNaughton Ave. The new school will bring students together who are now attending Our Lady of Fatima, St Agnes and St. Vincent Schools. The two-story school will be 68,000 Sq Feet and accommodate 568 students. Plans revealed the school will have a double gym, an atrium and a childcare space.

 The St. Clair Catholic School Board received $26.7 million from the Ontario Ministry of Education to build 2 new schools in Chatham, one on the north side and one on the south to replace 6 existing schools.This new direction for the  Catholic Elementary Schools is the Board's slution to declining enrollment and aging facilities. 

Renovations are also being done at Our Lady of Fatima site, as this school will now operate the  French Immersion Program formerly at Monsignor Uyen School on Lark St.

It is still early in the construction phase to determine if the new north side school will be open for  student returning for classes in September 2019. A committee has been established by the school board consisting of representatives from the 3 closing schools as well as from the parishes. The committee will decide on a school name, colors and facilitate in bringing the 3 communities together.

 The site for the south side school has not yet been determined and the board is continuing its search for the proper location. The South side school will replace St. Joseph's, St. Ursula and George P. Vanier.

 Chatham-Kent is the ideal location to live, work and raise a family. Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Pefier Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate need and visit my website for Chatham-Kent Events, Happenings and Choice Properties in this desirable area.

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Chatham-Kent Desirable Location For Seniors
Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019, 09:45:00 AM  in Marketing strategies,  What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Entertainment
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Chatham-Kent Desirable Location For Seniors

 

Erieau Marina

 

 

 I am always writing that Chatham-Kent is the perfect location to live, work, retire or vacation. This of course, from my viewpoint because I am a Real Estate agent, is the Affordable Lifestyle we have in Chatham-Kent. If you live here you are probably saying what affordability? However if you are coming from other areas, you will agree with me. Someone for instance, from the Greater Toronto area or for that matter any large area like Vancouver can sell their family home there, buy a nice retirement home in Chatham-Kent and still have funds left for their retirement. Prices are crazy and rising in the major centres but Chatham-Kent has remained fairly stable 

Chatham-Kent is located in the middle of the Great Lakes and affords us many ammenities such as fishing, hunting, boating, bird watching , wind surfing as well as great beaches and Mitchells Bay sunsetarea resorts.We have 9 Golf Courses in Chatham-Kent and although this year was snowy and frigid, we are called the Banana Belt of Ontario since our temperatures are usually mild, offering a longer season to enjoy golfing.   Read my articles on these great pastimes right here in our own community of Chatham-Kent.

 I reported in the past that the Chatham-Kent's Senior Advisory Committee were holding several Focus meetings across the municipality to find out what can be improved to better accommodate those residents who are 65 years or older. They are always open to suggestions about age-related issues in Chatham-Kent. The senior segment is growing and if the trend continues Chatham-Kent's citizens, 65 or older will make up 25% of our population. The Committee is working behind the scenes to make Chatham-Kent an even more inviting destination. 

 Chatham-Kent has a great variety of activities that are directed to the seniors.

The Active Life Centre on Merritt Ave. in Chatham now includes a new 3000 square foot addition. At the latest count, membership had now grown to 1200 people plus, all of them seniors, 50 years or older. However they are not the stereotype older parents or grandparents, this group want to remain active and busy. The Active Life Centre has something for everyone.. Membership is nominal, $50.00  for a the year and a flat $2.50 per day when members visit the Centre. There are so many activities available,classes, day trips even a wood working shop. All the programs have free entrance once you have a membership.

if you have never visited the Centre, Chatham Active Lifestyles Centredo yourself a favor and put that on your calendar. My wife has run a few programs at the Centre in past years and she can attest to the friendly atmosphere that greets new and old visitors. It is a great way to meet new people and enjoy those Golden Years. It sure beats TV and you will definitely feel better.My wife praises the Chair Yoga and the Gentle Yoga sessions.

Visit my website for Events, Happenings and Choice Properties for sale in this great community of Chatham-Kent. I am always blogging on what is taking place in the community.Capitol TheatreThe Capitol Theatre, the Mary Webb Centre in Ridgetown, the Kiwanis Festival and the Cultural Centre in Chatham have hosted many great shows and there are many more to come. Visit the Cultural Centre at 75 William St. South in Chatham and pick up a schedule of events. The St. Clair College Capitol Theatre in Historic Downtown Chatham also has a program of upcoming events. "IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR" is My Motto for Chatham-Kent. Don't miss out!

Call me, Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate Needs.



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RM Restoration Will Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Huge Car Event in June/2019
Posted on Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 02:40:00 PM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Entertainment
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RM Restorations Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Classic Car

As many of us know, the Retrofest Classic Car Event usually takes place the 3rd weekend of May each year in downtown Chatham. It is a weekend our family always looks forward to and it  never disappoints. This year since it is the 40th Anniversary of RM Auto Restorations, who have been the driving force in Chatham-Kent's designation as  'The Classic Car Capitol of Canada'. Plans for the spectacular Weekend were announced during a media conference at the Company's Blenheim headquarters. Many of us remember their 25th Anniversary with the Tour D'Elegance in Tecumseh Park featuring many rare automobiles complete with drivers and passengers in period dress.

RM Founder Rob Myers says he remembers the event well and hopes to make this celebration even bigger.He encouraged everyone involved to spread the word to out of town car enthusiasts. Myers has always been a great supporter of Chatham-Kent and is planning to raise money for local charities including the Chatham Hospice and Children's Treatment Centre.

 More details will be announced as the time get closer but the Kick off will be Friday June 21st. The Annual Retrofest Parade will take place as usual, coupled with a special RM 40th Anniversary Parade. This will be followed by a performance by Sam Roberts Band. Tickets will soon be available and proceed will go to local charities. Saturday June 22 the Classic Cars will line King St.King St. Retrofest 2012 as in former years with special awards and celebrity judges including Wayne Carini of the Chasing Classic Car television series. A once in-in-a-lifetime collector car display will take place behind the Civic Centre presented by RM Sotheby's and featuring some of the rarest cars in the world with ticket proceeds to benefit the Children's Treatment Centre.Gray Dort 19125 Touring Coupe An evening of entertainment will follow at the Capitol Theatre in Downtown Chatham Proceeds again going to benefit local Charities.Capitol Theatre

Wow! What a fantastic weekend and one you do not want to miss. Get the word out. Invite friends, relatives and all the car lovers you know or have heard about. They will certainly thank you. Myers hopes to have a few thousand cars and if anyone can make it happen he can. See you there. Watch for further details on this site and in our local media as well as the radio.

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Chatham-Kent Black History Month Events in Chatham-Kent
Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019, 03:30:00 PM  in Marketing strategies,  What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Entertainment
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Chatham-Kent Events Celebrating Black History Month

 February is Black History month and it is only fitting, since Chatham-Kent is steeped in Black history, that there are several local events to celebrate.

 First, it is important to note that Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site in DresdenUncle Toms Cabin Historic Site received the Harriet Tubman Award, Commitment to a purpose by the Ontario Black History Society. The award recognizes dedication to Black History preservation, programming and historical site stewardship. The society elevates the stories of African Canadians and how their lives help us to understand and appreciate their race, identity and their fight for freedom and how precious our individual freedom and that of our country is. to all of us. A plaque was presented to Beth Hanna, CEO of the Ontario Heritage Trust which owns and operates Uncle Tom's Cabin Site. The site commemorates Reverend Josiah Hensen, his tireless efforts as a abolitionist and his many contributions to The Underground Railroad and the lives of the many slaves who fled to this area fighting for their freedom.The site is an excellent source of history and one that would be a great stop to add to your adventures.

In addition to Rev. Hensen's original  home,there is an Interpretive Centre, a visitors Centre and Museum with 19th century books and artifacts related to abolition and Hensen's Life. There are also educational films to view. The Underground Railway Freedom gallery features the geographic journey and history of enslaved people in the United States, from their path from Africa through slavery in the United States, and on to freedom in British North America. The gallery also exhibits the life and times of Josiah Hensen. The outbuilding include a sawmill, a smokehouse and even an 1850 pioneer  church complete with Rev. Hensen's original pulpit.

The surrounding area was originally part of the 300 acres Dawn settlement Dawn Settlement Plaquewhere many fugitive slaves found freedom and free blacks settled. It was the largest of its kind in the 1800's. The freed slaves and their brothers  made and changed history, helping to build our city and towns. Without their contributions Chatham-Kent  would not be the community it is today.

 Chatham-Kent Tourism hosted travel writer Heather Greenwood Davis in the fall of 2018. She wrote an article as well as an on-line tribute to Uncle Tom's Cabin which was recently released. 

Uncle Tom's Cabin, Buxton National Historic Site and Museum and the Chatham-Kent Black  Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum are also featured in the January/February edition of Canadian Geographic.

Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site is holding a workshop on February 15 to encourage the teaching of Black History. The workshop reaches out to educators and parents to encourage them to incorporate the history of African Enslavement into Canada in their grade 3 to grade 10 History curriculum. The site is also  hosting "A Chatham-Kent Tapestry: A Visual History to 1950 by Jim and Lisa Gilbert"  February 18.

 The Thames Art Gallery is featuring a new exhibit through March 10 by Allyson Mitchell and Madelyn Beckles which focuses on Black Feminism. The Gallery will screen a National Film Board movie called, Sisters in the Struggle at the Kiwanis Theatre Chatham Kiwanis Theatreon February 15. On Family Day Feb 18 the Gallery will host a poster-making workshop from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. in Studio One. The participants will take creative action by visual interpretation of an issue they feel is important to them.

 Bring the family to some of these great events and celebrate Black History month and Chatham-Kent`s past.

 Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle Location with many amenities to enjoy. It is the perfect place to live, work, raise a family, retire or visit. Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs. My Motto for Chatham-Kent is " IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR! " 

  

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Festival of Nations in Chatham-Kent Returns
Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019, 09:15:00 AM  in Marketing strategies,  What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Entertainment
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Festival of Nations, a Welcome Addition to Canada Day Celebrations in Chatham-Kent 

Tecunmseh Park

For many of us The Festival of Nations held at Tecumseh Park and the Armories holds fond memories. As you will recall, it was a very successful event taking place over several days and showcasing different communities, their special foods, culture and entertainment. It was always a real highlight for our family. We were boaters in those days and we used to bring the boat up to the city docks and enjoy the festivities. Each day we would wander the park and try various food delights. Former Mayor Bill Erickson chaired the event for many years and was the driving force behind its great success.There were dance troupes in their traditional costumes and the weekend always ended with great entertainment at the band shell. It was well attended and a great place to meet friends you had not seen for a while and meet new ones. 

Unfortunately after Mayor Erickson passed the event was cancelled and has been absent since 1998. Tracy Callaghan and Dava Robichaud will co-host the 2019 event this year in conjunction with the Canada Day Celebrations. The two are excited and looking forward to bringing back this successful event where we can all celebrate different cultures and traditions. Canada Day is the perfect time to highlight those cultures that have made Canada what it is and stands for today! 

 The chairs will be asking for volunteers to help, so lend a hand if you can. Chatham-Kent is the ideal locations to live, work, raise a family, retire or visit. My Motto for Chatham-Kent is 'IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR!' Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 Royal LePage Pefier Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your Real Estate needs.

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Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour inChatham-Kent Dec 15-16/18
Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 11:20:00 AM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Entertainment
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The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour in Chatham-Kent Dec 15-16/2018

NHL Hockey

If you are a NHL fan or just looking for a fun family weekend, the upcoming Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour event in Chatham-Kent is the place to be. Our own municipality has been chosen as one of the 24 community stops this year to celebrate local hockey stories and the game's great stars. The event planners have been collecting local stories regarding hockey,individuals and  interesting facts and other unique qualities special to Chatham-Kent. Sportsnet hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be here all weekend and there will be a live outdoor broadcast of the Tampa Bay Lightning at Winnipeg Jets game from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio on Sunday Night.

 The 2 day festival features free family fun with activities, live local entertainment, giveaways and NHL Alumni.The event will take place on Wellington St. between Third and Fourth St. in Downtown Chatham. Watch for street closing during the event. It is the ultimate free fun hockey themed weekend for all ages. The festival hours are from noon to 6 P.M. on Saturday the 15th and noon to 6 P.M. on Sunday the 16th. The Parade of Champions and NHL pre-game show will begin at 6 P.M. Sunday. For more info and a schedule of events visit the website.

 Some NHLers will be on hand to sign autographs  and there will be a Sportsnet Virtual Photo Booth giving fans an opportunity to take virtual photos with their favorite NHL stars and have them  emailed directly to their devices for social sharing.There will be interactive games,and  even a Scotiabank Community Hockey Rink to engage hockey fans, interact with NHL alumni Shayne Corson and play hockey. Scotiabank will donate $15,000 to the Minor Hockey Association in our community.These are just a few of the great things happening this weekend so plan to attend this special festival and enjoy all the hockey stories and related events.

 Tim Hortons will give out free coffee and hot chocolate from their mobile unit and Dr. Oetker Guiseppe Pizzeria will be handing out pieces of their great pizza. 

 Hope to see you there. And people say there is nothing to do in Chatham-Kent. Come out and join the fun!

 

 

 

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Theatre Kent Celebrates 40 Years of Entertainment in Chatham-Kent
Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018, 02:45:00 PM  in What's Happening in Chatham-Kent,  Human Interest,  Entertainment
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Theatre Kent Presents a Night on Broadway

at the Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre

To celebrate their 40th anniversary season, Theatre Kent is presenting a special night of Broadway Music featuring some of the great hits of musicals the group has performed in the past. The show will include songs from over 24 of the popular Musicals Theatre Kent has presented over the past 4 decades. The evening will highlight hits from Sound of MusicThe Sound of Music which the group presented twice, Annie, Cabaret, Chicago, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roofand Beauty and the Beast. It promises to be a great night of entertainment.

Some of the past members who performed in these Musicals are returning for this special evening. As part of their celebration, the theatre group is hosting a Theatre Kent Alumni Afterglow party following the Saturday evening performance. All former and current member are invited.

 The group of 50 talented singers and dancers is being joined by members of the Chatham Concert Band. Musical Director is Devon Hansen who many of us know from the popular 'Saturday's at 7' series at St. Andrew's United Church in Chatham. Choreographers for the show are Jamie Johnston and Jenny Doyle.

 The show is Friday November 16/18 and Saturday November 17/18 at 7:30 at the Historic Downtown Chatham Capitol Theatre on King St. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday November 17 at 1:30. Tickets are available by calling 519-354-8338 or online at cktickets.com Don't miss this spectacular evening right here in our own municipality. Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle Location to live, work raise a family and visit. See you there!

 

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