The Iroquois Matilda Lions Club made a $500 donation to the Dundas County Food Bank on November 17th at the Morrisburg Food Bank location. The Food Bank services those in need in Dundas County all year long. The Food Bank has locations in Morrisburg (613-543-0065) and Winchester (613-774-0188.)
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission will be launching a new Halloween event this fall at Upper Canada Village all built around a pumpkin theme, Pumpkinferno.
Imagine thousands of pumpkins, four thousand and some odd pumpkins to be exact, but not just any pumpkins. Each pumpkin will be hand-carved to become part of a massive and mesmerizing display of artist-inspired pumpkin installations, arranged in an outdoor exhibit staged at Upper Canada Village.
The designing will start in May, and the carving in June, right through to the opening of the event on Thanksgiving weekend.
The thousands of pumpkins will last from June until October because, for the most part, they will be artificial pumpkins made from moulds of a variety of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.
The Commission is currently recruiting, from the region, the most creative and ambitious people they can find. A new product development and design officer will lead a team of two graphic designers and ten students from the design field in turning this vision into a reality.
If you are an artist (or know of an artist) who would find fulfillment in expressing your creativity through the presentation of a pumpkin exhibit, then the St. Lawrence Parks Commission may just have the challenge you’re looking for.
Anyone who thinks they might be a candidate for the Pumpkinferno team can find out how to apply at www.parks.on.ca.
The hauntingly beautiful display will be open select evenings from October 5 until October 31, 2012.
“We can’t wait to get started on the development of Pumpkinferno, and see this event as the chance to showcase some real artistic talent from the region,” said said Jancis Sommerville, special events, promotions and sponsorship officer for the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.
“We want to create a Pumpkinferno team whose creativity will shine through in their ability to draw, design, carve, construct and add special effects, all with an eye to a unique visitor exploration of a maze-like outdoor exhibit, set against the historic backdrop of Upper Canada Village,” continued Sommerville.
“We want a Pumpkinferno team that’s all ‘fired up’.”
The new event recently received $75,000 in funding from Celebrate Ontario. This funding will be used towards the purchase of over 4,000 artificial pumpkins.
The Corporation of the Township of South Dundas will officially be renamed the Corporation of the Municipality of South Dundas.
South Dundas council approved the change at the May 21 council meeting.
Since the time of amalgamation in 1998, South Dundas councils have all considered the possibility of officially renaming the township.
Last week the possibility became reality.
It was felt that, with new signs being designed, the municipal office moving to a new home, and a need for all South Dundas stationary to be replaced to reflect the new address, now is the right time to make the change.
The bylaw that will make the name change official will be considered at the next regular meeting of council on June 4, 2013.
The date that the name change takes effect will be reflected in that bylaw.