Posts By RichHelms

The CCM Story

Guest Author and Historian John McKenty
presents ‘Canada Cycle and Motor: The CCM Story’

Uxbrige HIstorical Centre Schoolhouse, 7239 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge
May 23, 2013 7 pm

Join us to hear author and historian John McKenty, a retired educator and Perth resident, relate the history of cycling and the CCM Company, a topic he wrote about in his book Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story. “With its skates in winter & bikes in summer, CCM was as much a part of the Canadian psyche as the seasons themselves. The CCM Story traces the company’s history from its formation in 1899 until its demise in 1983. While its story brings together some of Canada’s most prominent businessmen, legendary hockey figures and little-known hoodlums, in the end, it is those who worked the factory floor that are called upon to try and save the company.” Copies of John’s book will be available for purchase. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be available. Admission by donation.

Quilts on Quaker Hill

Heritage Quilt Show

Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Rd. 6
May 10 – 12 and 17 – 20, 2013 10 am to 4 pm

Displayed throughout the museum buildings will be an amazing collection of heritage quilts donated to the museum over the last 40 years by local residents and community organizations. Learn about the history of Uxbridge through the handiwork of local quilters. Admission $5 a person (children free), light refreshments will be available. This event is perfect event for Mother’s Day on May 12th! Group tours are welcome (please call to arrange). Regular admission rates apply. For more informaton contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or Visit our website at

The History of Freemasonry

Public Meeting with Guest Speakers

May 8, 2013 7 pm, Masonic Lodge, 26 Spruce Street, Uxbridge

The Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society will be hosting their first public meeting of the season at the Uxbridge Masonic Hall. This exciting evening will focus on the history of Uxbridge as seen through the lens of local Masons. On display will be the famous Dowling scrolls – beautiful artwork created by one of the Past Masters of the Lodge. The evening will be capped off with a tour of the Lodge room and information about the many items of interest in the hall presented by current Lodge Members. All are welcome to attend. Admission by donation.


Uxbridge Youth Theatre Presents … FOOTLOOSE The Musical

At the Uxbridge Music Hall

Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25, 2013 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 30 to Saturday, June 1, 2013 7:30 pm
Matinees on Sunday, May 26 and Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Tickets available at Presents, Presents, Presents – 60 Brock St. W.
Adults $20.00 ~ Students $15.00

Artists of Uxbridge Art Show & Sale

MAY 4 & 5, 2013 • 10AM – 4PM BLUE HERON STUDIO

Artists of Uxbridge invite you to the Annual Art Show & Sale featuring our 20plus member’s original art work. Our artists work in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pen & ink and each one is unique.

Special to this event will be art on display produced by our Community Care and Reachview patrons. Admission is free, refreshments available.

Come and meet our members.

Get creative, have fun and consider joining our group.

Call Rosanne Middleton-Hanley at 905-852-5115 or email

Mother’s Day Art Show!

You are invited to the Mother’s Day Art Show!
Saturday and Sunday May 11-12, 2013
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday and Sunday from 11-4 of Mother’s Day weekend at the Blue Heron Studio, 62 Brock Street West, Uxbridge. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some original artwork by local artists.

Annabelle Jane Murray – painter
Nicolas Houghton – photographer
Neil Corcoran – collage artist

Celtic Traditions

Starts: May 04, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Address: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
143 Main Street Markham North, Markham

This spring we explore the folk music traditions that have emerged from ancient western European cultures and represent a huge choral repertoire. Many of these songs and airs have been adopted wholeheartedly in North America. Celtic music is now a staple, particularly on Canada’s east coast, where it’s influence is heard everywhere at concerts, céilidhs and impromptue gatherings in peoples homes.

We will be joined by special guest artists Chalk Lake Strings, from the Claremont area, directed by Jane Plewman

Adults $20. Seniors and Students $15. Children 12 and under free.
Call 905.294.8687 to reserve your tickets.

Complimentary refreshments will be served after the concert
Donations for the Markham Food bank are welcome.
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Celebrating Flowers in the Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, April 12 from 6 to 9 pm
Refreshments, meet the artists, all welcome

April 6 ~ 28, 2013 (weekends) from 12 to 5 pm

Silver Stone Gallery
617 Liverpool Road, Pickering, Ontario Canada L1W 1R1

Featuring original works by Durham artists:

Cheryl Bannister | Marie Blanchard-Thomas | Stuart Blower | Susan Brown | Lisa Case | Ruth Greenlaw Shirley Heard | Ann Hilborn Diane Huson | Anne Labelle-Johnson | Jacqueline Lafrano |Marcia Masino | Robert Mais Peter Reider | Ruth Smith | Rose Sood

Join us as we welcome spring with paintings and photographs of flowers. Flowers make us smile and lift our spirits. Let us chase the winter blahs away.

Opening at the Gallery at Imperial Centre in Stouffville – “Watercolours”

Watercolours at the Gallery at Imperial Centre in Stouffville.

Please join us at one of two opportunities to preview the exhibition and meet with the artists.

Featured artists are Dace Birkhans, Joan Chalmers, Sandra Cole Burke, Mary Cserepy, Andy Donato, Margaret Grandison, Ray McNeice, John Stuart Pryce and John Walmsley.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 from 11 – 2
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 from 5 – 7
Or drop in weekdays from 10 – 5, weekends by chance or appointment.

Susan Philips


You are invited to the HANDMADE in UXBRIDGE…Holiday Sale!

Unique gifts, created by a select group of Uxbridge artists for everyone on your list…
We’re all under one roof for a week-long event at BLUE HERON STUDIO in Uxbridge.

• jewellery • ceramics • glass • prints • furniture • cards • textiles • ornaments • home baking and preserves
…and so much more!


When: DEC.15th-24th (we’re open xmas eve for all you last minute shoppers!)

Where: BLUE HERON STUDIO, 62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge
(enter thru Blue Heron Books, or the rear entrance). Map.

Our big opening event is open to all Saturday, DEC. 15th 2-5pm.


Please join us, and see the best of what is HANDMADE in UXBRIDGE!