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Woodstock Little Theatre
22 Reeve St.
Woodstock Little Theatre is an award winning, live theatre that has been providing professional quality theatre in our community for over 50 years. The Market Centre Building
the theatre is housed in was constructed in July 1895, 102 years later, in the summer of 1997, the Woodstock Little Theatre began its first summer season with Nunsense. The Woodstock Little Theatre seats 250 people comfortably. The theatre floor is "raked", meaning everyone can see the stage without having to look between the heads of patrons in front. With excellent sound levels.
The Market Centre Building traditionally brought people together to do their weekly shopping, now brings people together to listen to good concerts and be entertained by good theatre. Many transformations were made before the Market Building was ready for a modern theatre. The idea was to keep the actual structure and interior designs as they were when they were built just adding the seating, stage etc. Upon entering the front door you immediately see the elegant stairway up to the theatre seating. Down the stairs and to the left is a great multi-purpose room, the washrooms, the kitchen, the green room, and large change rooms for our performers. Theatre Woodstock has a full service kitchen for special events, as well theatre staff can serve hot and cold drinks to theatre patrons.. The Green Room is traditionally the rehearsal space for all performances. At any one time racks of clothes for the next performance can be seen lining the walls, and drawing or artist sketches of sets cover tables scattered about the room. At intermission patrons chat with friends and family, have a drink while waiting for the performances next act. The lounge area has posters of all past performances and awards won by Woodstock Little Theatre. If you've participated in any of the Woodstock Little Theatre shows, your name or picture might be on these walls. Office space and carpentry shops are also found near the lounge.
Woodstock Farmers Market
851 Nellis St,
At the Woodstock Farmers Market enjoy the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and baked goods to distinct and unique local artisan creations. The Downtown Woodstock farmer's market runs weekly during the summer months, rain-or-shine. The Woodstock Farmers Market has farm-fresh locally-grown produce, meats, jams, home baking, herbs, plants, honey, maple syrup and more. Being in the downtown area of Woodstock there's also many Woodstock vendors located near by. The perfect blend to keep you and your family healthy, happy and stylish. As well a great opportunity to do your shopping all with-in walking distance. The Woodstock Farmers Market vendors have a wide range of products and services that can accommodate to all sorts of tastes and people.
One-Of-A-Kind Antique Flea Market
(The Sunwear Factory Bldg.)
97 Wilson St Hwy. 59
You have to see this one of a kind fabulous flea market. There is so much nostalgia everything from batman to amazing china cabinets. This is a must see place to go if your looking for something to do. You could walk through this flea market for 2 hours and still not see it all. One of a Kind Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market is a unique antique mall type flea market on one of the main streets of Woodstock. The location an old factory building purchased in 1990 for the manufacturing and operation of a clothing outlet once owned by the Harvey Woods Company brothers, Jack and John Grewal. The building now houses the One of a Kind Antiques and Collectibles flea market. After years of being virtually unnoticed the One of a Kind Antiques and Collectibles flea market have gained the reputation of being a must see location for antiques and collectibles in Ontario. The One of a Kind Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market has an amazing concept, to be a vendor at the flea market rent a monthly booth, either remain there for customers or the One of a Kind Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market monitors your booth and when something sells the flea market receives a percentage.
The One of a Kind Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market has over 50,000 square feet and 400 booths, with inventory constantly changing by the day. You'll find treasures like Limoges, Wade, Beauceware, Blue Mountain Pottery, Chintz, McCoy, Coca Cola, Marilyn Munroe, Elvis Presley, Collector Plates, Campbells, McDonald Toys, Books, Hull, Ertl Toys, Royal Doulton, Sylvac, German Pottery, Occupied Japan, Toys, Dolls and Ephemera, paper collectibles. There's also a large selection of reasonably priced antique & used furniture, including lamps, tables, chairs, dressers, chests, shelves, kitchen sets, dining sets, bedroom sets, etc, as well as a great selection of antiques, collectibles, retro, nostalgia, memorabilia & more. Open 7 days a week: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm.
Woodstock Art Gallery
447 Hunter St
519-539-2382 x 2801
The Woodstock Art Gallery showcases historical and contemporary exhibitions including the largest collection of works by Post-Impressionist artist Florence Carlyle in its permanent collection. As well year round classes, juried art exhibits, a very popular monthly art film series, and art appreciation tours and programs. The Woodstock Art Gallery was originally founded by the Oxford County Art Association as a Centennial project in 1967, it's Oxford County's only public art gallery. The Woodstock Art Gallery offers historical and contemporary exhibitions, adult and children's classes, a monthly film series offered in conjunction with the Toronto International Film Festival Group, tours and art appreciation programs.
In 1983, it was relocated from the downstairs of the Woodstock Library to the Neo-Georgian manse it's housed in today. Some of the works that have been exhibited at the Woodstock Art Gallery are, The Breast Drum Project a traveling exhibition featuring sculptures and sound installation that tells stories about women, who they are, what they do, how they live, think and feel. The Breast Drum Project was created by Ms. Marlene Hilton Moore from Toronto over a six year period and offers a comprehensive and intimate female narrative of women ranging from 27 to 93, from Newfoundland to the Yukon. Mary-Anne Murphy; Details in the Dust, an exhibit featuring recent charcoal and graphite works by Woodstock artist Mary-Anne Murphy. “Details in the Dust” is a figurative collection of dramatic representational work, created using classic drawing methods as well as the use of dust applications. Ms. Murphy explores the human form in high detail and from unique perspectives. The Disappearing Landscape, a group exhibition where each artist explores their world and its ever changing environments. Woodstock artist Cathy Groulx offers monumental paintings featuring the disappearing rural landscape throughout Oxford Count. Princeton artist Rita Milton’s abstract and emotive paintings focus on an inward exploration of the changes in her personal environment through self-awareness and growth. Photo Journalist Elliot Ferguson has documented throughout his global travels the changes on a global level offering viewers an opportunity to compare the disappearing landscapes of many third world countries through industrialization. Art Beat 2007: Speak Up this popular community exhibition offered a variety of theme-related student artworks from all age and grade levels. The focus of this exhibition was to reinforce the idea of the “arts” as a form of communication in which viewers can respond to the works intuitively, separate from technical aspects, breaking down the barriers of the arts and its elitist reputation. This annual project continues to strengthen the educational links within the community.
Ross Butler Studio
Agricultural Art Gallery
708 Pattullo Ave,
Born and raised in Norwich, Ross Butler, the artist and owner of Ross Butler Studio was a direct descendant of the Famous Loyalist Colonel John Butler and a self-taught artist who made a lasting impression on the agricultural and art communities in Canada and the United States. Ross Butler works out of his studio that overlooks the Woodstock Town Square, creating amazing agricultural art. In the 1930's Butler was commissioned by the Ontario government to paint "true types" of Canadian livestock breeds to be used for agricultural education and breeding purposes. Butler's theories of animal proportions significantly influenced agricultural scientists at the University of Guelph.
Butler's early portrait of the Springbank Snow Countess served as a model for the life-sized monument of this famous Holstein cow which identifies Oxford County as the "Dairy Capital" of Canada. Butler was also commissioned by the Percheron breeding association in the United States to sculpt true type models, which led to his work creating logo statues for Dawes Black Horse Ale. Butler a jersey breeder himself, was a founding father of the Oxford Jersey Club, the Oxford Historical and Museum Society, and the Central Unit, the first independent all breed artificial insemination facility for cattle in Canada.
Among his many accomplishments as an artist were the "butter" sculptures he created for the annual Canadian National Exhibition and Royal Agricultural Winter Fairs.
Ross Butler's remarkable achievements as an agricultural artist were recognized posthumously in June 1997 when he was inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame at the Agricultural Museum in Milton and into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in November 1997 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
O.L.G. Slots Casino
851 Nellis Street
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Slots Casino Woodstock and the Woodstock Raceway are conveniently located near the junction of Highways 401 and 403. Try your luck at more than 180 slot machines, games that include Wizard of Oz, Blazing 7s, Silver & Gold, and more. Slot machines range in denominations from 1¢ to $5. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Slots Casino Woodstock you can visit the 777 Bar and Grill where you can sit, grab a snack and relax, or have a drink brought to your slot machine.
Woodstock Raceway hosts Standardbred harness racing on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from May to September. There's also simulcast betting in the tele-theatre, where you can enjoy a drink and a tasty snack. Or you can wander over to the Luau Lounge for a quick bite.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Slots Casino Woodstock and the Woodstock Raceway help support the Woodstock community.
Woodstock National Historic Museum
466 Dundas St
519-539-2382 Ext 2901
Woodstock National Historic Museum constructed in 1853, once home to the fire hall, police station, council chambers and the Oscar Wilde-John A MacDonald theatre in the upper Grand Hall. The Woodstock National Historic Museum is an excellent adaptation of an Italianate design, the original round council table where you can still hear the echo of the gavel.
Mammoth creatures once roamed this area and they say mastodon bones can be found. Hear stories of the 1890 Benwell-Birchall murder trial, see the gun found in the swamp near Princeton. Offer a moment of silence as you take in the War exhibit. Experience the history of Woodstock. This house where the Woodstock National Historic Museum is now located was built by Capt. Drew who came here in 1832 as agent for Admiral Henry Vansittart, founder of Woodstock. Capt. Drew purchased land now included in the eastern section of Woodstock, Drew divided it into town lots and formed the nucleus of the Woodstock community. During the Rebellion of 1837-39 Capt. Drew led the Canadian force that destroyed the American steamer "Caroline", which was supplying William Lyon Mackenzie's supporters on Navy Island. This action almost precipitated war between Britain and the United States and several attempts were made on Drew's life. He returned to England in 1842 and resuming his naval career. Visit the Woodstock National Historic Museum to see memories of Capt. Drew and the house where Woodstock all began.
Woodstock Peace Lighthouse
160 Ferguson Dr
Woodstock Peace Lighthouse a ten story structure houses one of the largest collection of religious icons in the world in a landlocked location. Lighthouses are more than just a navigational marker, but a symbol of safety, familiarity and security of home and family. This world-class collection of 100 Byzantine style icons features the life of Christ and commemorates 1000 years of Christian heritage and culture. Many of these art treasures typical of Eastern Christendom were united by iconographers from the Orthodox world. The Woodstock Peace Lighthouse was originally planned to be built in Israel, it's now one of Woodstock’s unique treasures. View a lace pilgrimage, a picture Bible, old maps of Eastern Europe, an original stone from St. Peter’s home in Galilee, scale models of famous lighthouses, and paintings of South-western Ontario Lighthouses. Gift shop features small icons & a variety of related memorabilia. Gallery area accessible by elevator. 9th floor observatory provides panoramic view of Woodstock. Woodstock's Peace Lighthouse is an international place of pilgrimage. The ten storey gallery is home to the largest "icon" collection of its kind in the world. The icons depict the life of Christ. Also housed here is an original stone from the home of St. Peter in Galilee as well as a collection of ancient maps from the holy land.
The Woodstock Peace Lighthouse includes 99 colourful icons and logos depicting the life of Christ as portrayed in the Gospel. The Lighthouse is open to public tours, pilgrimage, and study groups who are interested in the Byzantine icon tradition and spirituality. Included are a collection of memorabilia, historical maps of Eastern Europe, logos, miniature lighthouses and a few paintings and drawings of lighthouses along Ontario’s southern coast.
Birtch Farms and Estate Winery
655514 15th Line RR 7,
Birtch Farms and Estate Winery is more than four generations of passion for the land, excellent soils and a gentle south-facing slope attracted McKay Birtch and his family to this farm in 1946. Birtch Farms was just that for several years, with the first apple tree being planted in 1956. One of the original apple trees is still there today, greeting you as you drive up the driveway. The current owner is the McKay's grandson and his wife Dyann who purchased it from McKay in 1978. From the beginning McKay encouraged folk from town to purchase produce fresh from his fertile fields. Bob and Dyann carried on with that tradition and have noticed a steady increase in the number of people visiting the farm.
Bob and Dyann planted new orchards and built new storage buildings all the while raising a young family of three boys. Now three young men, sons Josh, Matthew and Nathan are all involved with the farm in varying degrees. In 1993 Bob and Dyann made a decision to expand upon that interest of the visitors to Birtch Farms. A retail store was created in a portion of the barn and the first apple festival was hosted that fall, receiving rave reviews and becoming an annual event. Over the next several years it has become one of the region's most popular fall destinations. As well a site for school outings as a learning experience.
The festivities begin in September with the Annual Apple Festival, Their are many great things for parents and children to do. Thousands of people come each year to experience a great family farm weekend. Whether your kids enjoy some fun in our play area or you head out to our pick your own apple orchard and pumpkin patch, you could spend the whole day here.
October is activities month with the Pumpkin Festival a weekend of family fun with all the fall activities plus, Costume Contest, Pumpkin Treats, Pumpkin Games, Pick your own Pumpkins and Carved Pumpkin Display.
The latest venture for the Birtch Farms Estate Winery is their most ambitious undertaking yet. The Birtch family take pride in presenting the fruit of Ontario in a bottle. As well in October is the Local Flavours Festival this new festival created to celebrate food and wine. Birtch Farms offers a wide variety of fruit wines made from local Ontario produce. Wines currently available are, Apples n' Spice, Oak Aged McIntosh, Orchard Gold, Northern Spy, Royal Gala Blush, Black Currant Apple, Blueberry, Cranberry, Montmorency Cherry, Elderberry, Kiwi Strawberry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Raspberry, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Rhubarb Strawberry and Strawberry. Including an array of ice style wines which include, Apple Ice, Apple Maple Ice, Blueberry Ice, Cherry Ice, Raspberry Ice and Strawberry Ice.
Design concepts for Pittock Dam were prepared in the Upper Thames Valley Conservation Report 1952 with the objectives of providing flood protection to downstream communities and improving base flows during the drier summer months. In 1961 engineering started considering designs that would best suit the situation in Woodstock. The present location was chosen over two smaller dams that were considered the Thames and Cedar Creek near Woodstock. Construction was started on the dam in 1964 and officially completed in 1967. The cost of the dam and land base at that time was close to $6 million. Present annual maintenance sits at a cost of about $40,000.
The Pittock Dam is designed for both flood control and flow augmentation purposes. The outflow from the dam is controlled by three main operating features:
Five large radial arm gates coarse control of flows from the dam. These gates are used mainly during the spring runoff period (March to April), as well as in the fall when the soil is likely to be frozen or saturated and runoff from snowmelt or rainfall is potentially high. Some gates are also left open in the winter when the water level in the reservoir is lower to make the winter ice cover as stable as possible.
A small slide gate valve provides fine control of outflow during the summer to provide small releases to downstream when often even less flow enters into the reservoir. The valve can also discharge cooler water from the bottom of the reservoir during the summer. The low setting of the gate allows the reservoir to be further lowered for maintenance purposes if required.
Steel stop logs provide some automatic control during the summer months when the reservoir level is at or close to its highest level, by allowing flow to spill over the logs when the water levels rise following summer storms. Some water level fluctuations may result.
By agreement with the Ministry of Environment a minimum volume of water is released downstream during the summer months. An annual operating cycle guideline was established within the original design intent for the dam and reservoir. The cycle indicates substantial fluctuations in water levels during the year. These changes provides optimum year round flood control capability to protect downstream communities without endangering the safe operation of the dam, and benefits water quality downstream during dry summer conditions.
Springbank Snow Countess Monument
corner of Dundas and Springbank Avenues
Springbank Snow Countess Monument is a life size concrete statue was designed by Ross Butler to honour a record-setting milk producing Holstein Friesian cow.
Springbank Snow Countess Monument was erected on August 4, 1937. The "Snow Countess" was born on November 18, 1919 and died August 9, 1936. During her lifetime, she produced 9,062 pounds of butterfat, impressive at that time. The Countess died at age 17, shortly after her last calving, during a heat wave. Although her stall had been lined with ice, she was unable to survive temperatures averaging over 100 degrees F. She was buried on Dent farmland. It was erected by the Holstein Friesian Association of Canada on the Springbank Farm of T. R. Dent, owner of Snow Countess. The statue of the Springbank Snow Countess was made at a cost $4,000, at that time. The life-size statue weighed five tons, mounted on a base of granite. Recently moved to its new home at the northwest corner of Dundas and Springbank Avenues the Springbank Snow Countess proudly stands in honour of her accomplishments. The monument was restored in the spring of 2007 and designated a Municipal Heritage Site during a re-dedication ceremony on Aug. 4, 2007,exactly 70 years after the initial unveiling.
Ghost Walks with Kim Watson
466 Dundas St
Ghost Walks with Kim Watson is a sunset walk on the historical side. Kim Watson uses wit and humour the Storyteller Extraordinaire will enchant the mind with tales of ghosts of Woodstock past. The Ghost walk begins at Museum Square and traipsing through the streets uncovering the myths and legends of the "Friendly City". Delightfully dark with a quirky twist that will engage young and old alike. End the evening at Charles Dickens for a light bite and hot drink to chase away the "chills". All welcome, come if you dare.
Nearly some four decades ago a wee little girl began to share fantastical stories about a mythical woman who spent her days in the heat of her tiny kitchen. Baked feverishly decadent delectable chocolate chip cookies. The wee little girl would often slip away from her family and spend happy times munching and crunching those incredible cookies. A sprinkling of love was often the main ingredient stirred into the batter as the wee little girl soon realized as sometimes she would arrive just in time to assist the elderly baker. Now this old woman who baked cookies did not go nameless. for she was to that wee little girl Grandma McLaire. The wee little girl would tell her family of how wonderful Grandma McLaire was and how good and comforting the cookies were. Her family often questioned her about the whereabouts of Grandma McLaire as they had never seen hide nor hair of her. The wee little girl was steadfast and she would not reveal the dwelling place of her beloved granny, but more importantly she didn't want to share her cookies. Time with Grandma McLaire was an enchanting time, as the wee little girl was engaged in the making of cookies she would be encouraged by the old woman that everything would be alright even with the arrival of her new brother. Grandma Mc Laire would sit with the wee little girl for endless time and the two of them would eat cookies till they could eat no more one should never eat beyond "eat no more" for the consequences could be horrendous. Little by little the wee little girl stopped visiting Grandma Mc Laire. She soon began to see her new brother as her friend and not her foe. The family noticed that the wee little girl didn't chatter on about her antics with her fictitious baker much. Until one day it was as if the elderly lady didn't even exist. When asked where Grandma McLaire went off too the wee little girl replied she's gone she blew up, she ate too many cookies.
This is the first story told by Kim Watson Story Teller Extraordinaire. It marked the beginning of a desire to let her imagination take hold and believe that within stories there was the possibility to make sense of the world around. She was three years old.
Now it's your turn to take a ghost walk with Kim Watson Storyteller Extraordinaire "IF YOU DARE"
Historic Walks of Woodstock
445 Hunter St
519-539-9800 ext 3355
Join the historic society members as they lead groups on one hour Historic Walk of Woodstock. Walks past either our Historic Public Buildings or the Impressive Homes on the Avenue. Woodstock is one of the few Ontario cities with all of its original public buildings still in use. Woodstock places a premium on preserving of their architecture. Take the historic walk and you'll stroll past stately homes, imposing public buildings and statuesque churches. With six tours available to choose from, Woodstock introduces tourists to several aspects of historic Woodstock. These tours are: 1)Wellington Street South 2)Downtown Dundas Street 3)Vansittart Avenue 4)Light Street 5) Historic Public Buildings 6)Historic Churches.
Historic Walking Tours of Woodstock are offered May 1 to Sept 30, if you want to learn more contact the Woodstock Museum.
Spray 'N Play Waterpark
Southside Aquatic Centre
381 Finkle St
Spray 'N Play Waterpark, Woodstock is an accessible aquatic facility, for the whole family. A 25 m "L" shaped indoor pool with an attached outdoor Children's Spray N' Play Waterpark. Bring the kids stay for the day. Visit Woodstock's Water Park this summer and see its twin pools which are connected by a slide with spray and bubbler jets, water guns and water curtains. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for the day in the Water Park and Playground area. There is a $2.50 admission charge, can you imagine a whole day of fun for $2.50? for access to the pool, playground and picnic area.
The Lions Pool
231 Vansittart Ave
Also visit the Lions Pool an outdoor city-run community facility that operates from the first week of July until Labour Day weekend. Summer swimming lessons are available as well as a summer swim team program. Public and family swims offer a chance to cool off during the hot days of summer. If it's swimming and fun in the water, Woodstock pools is where you'll want to be.
PO Box 20024
Woodstock Choralaires is a community, volunteer and charitable organization, organized to entertain the residents and visitors of Woodstock and area. The Woodstock Choralaires provide entertainment for any fundraising-group or celebration upon request. In the past the Woodstock Choralaires have sung at cancer events, volunteer celebrations, Alzheimer events and many others. The Woodstock Choralaires were part of the Woodstock Library's Anniversary festivities. The Woodstock Choralaires also provides bursaries for the Annual Music Festival, and donate their time whenever and wherever their needed. The Choralaires are Woodstock Ambassadors' of Song and where excited about their involvement in the 2010 Woodstock Collegiate Institute's, The Pirates of Penzance In Concert.
Woodstock’s Ambassadors of Song”, as Woodstock city council would ultimately proclaim it, was launched in January of 1966 by Dr. Norman E. Burt-Gerrans, a physician and long time resident of Woodstock, Ontario. Six weeks after the first practice, its ten charter members climbed onto the stands to perform during a fashion show at Old St. Paul’s Church in Woodstock. When the audience called for an encore, the choir repeated “The 23rd Psalm”, at the time one of only two numbers in their repertoire.
The Woodstock Choralaires organization has evolved from its humble beginning to the accomplished choir of 60 plus performers it is today. Its members have made a joyful noise throughout North America and on several European tours for more than four decades, in churches, cathedrals, market squares, from Ontario Place to Vimy Ridge, to Notre Dame, Paris, to NATO air force hangars, to concert halls throughout central and rural Ontario. Membership is open to anyone, from coveralls to pinstripes. The only prerequisite is a commitment to and a love for singing. Generations of alumni continue to hum long after they have moved on. The makings for this fascinating and enduring choral tradition, is its legendary esprit de corps. Dr. Burt-Gerrans embodied it. Ron McNutt, who picked up the baton in 1983, shaped it. And Doug Shippey, a virtuoso in his own right and only its third Director, continues to inspire with his indomitable spirit. Since his appointment in 1996, Doug has taken this remarkable choir to new heights with his characteristic energy, his masterful precision, and his flair. Excellence can become a habit.
Woodstock Fanshawe Singers
P.O. Box 1573
The Woodstock Fanshawe Singers choir was formed in 1984, by Darryl Edwards, with the intent of augmenting Woodstock's existing fine choral tradition. Today, this fine chamber choir continues to perform a variety of challenging choral music. Other talented conductors have included Bill Brown, Janet Brenneman, and Vicki St. Pierre.
Woodstock Fanshawe Singers with today's artistic director, Jennifer Moir, from the University of Western Ontario, conducts this talented choir, accompanied by Janet Robb. Jennifer Moir's interest lies in exploring new means of expression through choral art. Endeavouring to promote the works of living Canadian composers, Ms. Moir has instigated a composer residency program for Les Choristes, a women's choir at The University of Western Ontario where she is professor of voice and choirs. This exciting initiative has also been embraced by The Woodstock Fanshawe Singers. Ms. Moir created eleven eleven Productions in 2001, whose debut recording and video project entitled, The World Awaits, featured the work of Project Sing.
Accompanist Janet Robb, first trained with Joy Lippert and Marie Thomson in Woodstock, receiving both her Solo Performer's and Teacher's A.R.C.T. Diplomas, later studied with Gwen Beamish at the University of Western Ontario. She has accompanied choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists throughout South-western Ontario. She teaches piano from her studio in Innerkip as a member of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association. This is her eighth season with the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers.
Composer in residence Jeff Smallman was declared winner of the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers Choral Composition Competition, with the SATB work "Sentinels of Glory". Mr. Smallman spent 2004-2005 as Composer in Residence to the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers.
Jeff has written for a wide variety of ensembles, ranging from solo instruments to full orchestra, covering a range of styles and difficulty levels.
He has received commissions for numerous works, including pieces for concert band, solo flute, clarinet choir, saxophone quartet, and choirs of various sizes. His trumpet sextet,
The Woodstock Fanshawe Singers organization offers a Young Artist Scholarship and a Composer-in-Residence Program, with world premiere performances of works by Jeff Smallman. With an emphasis on Canadian Repertoire with Spring and Winter Concerts, their program is enjoyed by all ages. Woodstock Fanshawe Singers has a crisp sound, a variety of styles, and moving repertoire with three hallmarks.
One of Woodstock Fanshawe Singers many performances is, All Around the Circle, a Celebration of our Heritage, an all Canadian program that reflects Canadian musical traditions, past and present. Another very popular performance written by Jeff Smallman was that of "Fanfare for Prince Henry", written in celebration of the birth of Prince Henry of Britain, and accepted by the Princess of Wales in 1984. Jeff Smallman's compositions have been performed throughout Canada, and in the United States, Hungary, Holland, Lithuania, Poland, and China. Two of Jeff's choral works, "Brier" and "Sentinels of Glory", were competition winners in 2004. "Brier", the winner of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors Associated Publishers Composition Competition, was published by Kelman Hall Publishing in the summer of 2004. Subsequent to these successes, he was admitted to the Canadian League of Composers.
Walking Trails Woodstock
There are a number of walking trails in Woodstock and area that are open to the public and available for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or just enjoying a leisurely winter walk in the winter months. These trails are open but not groomed during the winter season.
The Millennium Trail System, Standard Tube Burgess Park
Located at Rotary North of Woodstock on Highway 59. Immediately after crossing the bridge over the tracks and Thames River, turn left on Tecumseh Street. The trail entrance is on the right. This trail follows the banks of the Thames River, through mixed hardwood and softwood forests, marshland and some retired agricultural areas, which are slated for reforestation. the length is about rotary 5.9km with lions being 1.72km, with the youth start 2.88km with degree of difficulty considered easy. Lions begin at Highway #2 (Dundas) to west end of Woodstock. Trail entrance is on north side of Highway #2, 200m west of the railway bridge, youth start begins at Highway #2 to the west of Woodstock. Entrance is south side of Highway #2, 60m east of the railway bridge.
Hickson trail was once part of the rail line from Stratford to Port Dover, this trail is now used in winter months for walking and cross country skiing. The trail is about 12km in length with the degree of difficulty being easy to challenging, depending on the area. Hickson trail is located at Pittock Park Rd., ½ km east of Highway #59, north of Woodstock
Roth Park is on the south side of Pittock Lake. The trail is wide with hard packed dirt and provides a lovely view over the lake. There are also side trails that branch through a pine plantation and go up and down some gentle inclines. These link back up to the main trail. Good for snow shoeing, cross country skiing and walking. The trail is 5.75km in length and an easy family fun experience. Located on the south side of Pittock Lake, take Huron St. N. to the end, turn right and drive into the parking lot.
This trail loops through hardwood and pine forests. There is one long incline, but the rest is relatively flat. The trail is great for cross-country skiing, although it is not formally groomed. The trail is approximately 4.2km and considered easy for family with children.
Located on Blandford Road, north of Highway #2, on the west side just north of the Highway 401 overpass. The Vansittart Woods trail is a must call ahead to obtain a permit to use the trail, 519-467-5468.
North East Parks in Woodstock:
Donald Thompson Park, located at Springbank Ave. and Ojibway St. 6.4 Acres, Passive Park with trees, Outdoor Skating Rink in winter, Warm-up hut and the entrance to Roth Park Trail.
Bill Dutton Park, located at Ojibway St. to Algonquin Rd., 5.75 Acres, 3 Teeter Totters, Swings for all ages including 1 Tire Swing and "Big M" Swing, Slide and Climber Slide, Activity Centre with 3 slides and Climber.
Cree Ave. Park located on Cree Avenue, 5.13 Acres, Climber, Benches, Swings for all ages including "Big M" Swing, 2 Spring Animals, Bouncing Tire and Slides.
Ferncrest Park located on Ferncrest Road, 2.6 Acres, Small Ball Diamond and Playground and Spiral Slide and Swings for all ages.
Hunting Estates Park located at Springbank School, Sprucedale Rd. to Pearson Dr., 3.3 Acres, Minor Soccer Field, Benches, Swings for all ages, "Big M" Swing, Climber, Utility Shed and Outdoor Skating Rink in Winter.
Les Cook Park located at Devonshire & Sprucedale, 5.6 Acres, Climbing Apparatus with Spiral Slide, Large Unlit Soccer Pitch, Parking Lot, Swings for all ages including Swing Slide, Tire Swing and "Big M" Swing and Teeter Totters and Ladder Climber.
Finch Storm Retention Park & Woodlots, located on Finch Ave, 20.3 Acres, Woodlots, Storm Water Retention Area, Perennial Beds and .5 Ha. of Maintained Turf Area.
North Central Parks Woodstock:
Harry Roth Park Trail located at North End of Huron Street to Oxford Rd. 4, 74 Acres, Roth Trail, Washroom Facilities, Picnic Shelter and Rowing Club.
Northland Park located on Northland Crescent, 2.4 Acres, New Little Tyke Play Structure, Spiral Slide and Wave Slide, Swing Sets for all ages, Climber, Outdoor Ice Skating Rink and Warm-up Hut.
William Grey Park located at Gladstone Dr. & Leinster St. 5.78 Acres, Playground equipment, Swings for all ages and "Big M" Swing and 1 Small Climber, Slide, Quad Spring Animal and Rolling landscape with Trees.
Brompton Park located on Brompton Avenue, 12.58 Acres, Lighted Minor Ball Diamond, Washroom and Storage Facility, 2 Dugouts with Bleachers, Batting Cage, 2 Tennis Courts Unlit, Soccer Pitch, Wave slide and Double Teeter Totter, Climber/Slide Combo and Dome Climber and Swing Sets for all ages.
Altadore Park located on Altadore Crescent, 1 Acre, Playground equipment with Swing Set for all ages.
Sutherland Park located on Ingersoll Avenue, Size: 5.6 Acres, 1 Lighted Woman's Fastball Diamond, Broadcast Booth and Scoreboard, Washroom Facilities, 2 Swing Sets for all ages, 1 Teeter Totter and 1 Small Climber, 4 Spectator Bleachers and Parking Lot.
Knightsbridge Park located on Knightsbridge Road, 2.5 Acres, Swing Sets for all ages, "Big M" Swing, Teeter Totter and Small Slide and Climber Slide.
Sloane Street Park located on Sloane Drive, 5.44 Acres, 1 Swing Set, Passive Park and Heavily Treed.
Edgewood Park located on Edgewood Drive, 3.41 Acres, Small Ball field, Swing Set for all ages and "Big M" Swing, Fort Climber with slide and Quad Spring Animals.
Springbank Park located at Springbank & Nesbitt, 1.5 Acres, Swing Set for all ages, Slide and Aeroplane Climber.
North West Parks Woodstock:
Burgess Park & Standard Tube Park located at North of Dundas, Between Western City Limit and Tecumseh, 195.5 Acres, Contains 2 Millennium Trails, Standard Tube Burgess Rotary Club Trail with entrances at Tecumseh & Fanshawe Rd. Lion's Club Standard Tube Trail with the entrances at Bexley Park & West End of Dundas St.
Bexley Park located on Bexley & Hunter, .49 Acres, 1 Triple Teeter Totter, 1 "Big M" Swing Set and entrance to Lion's Club Standard Tube Trail.
Charlie Tatham Peace Park located at West End of Dundas St. (North Side), 1 Acre, Picnic Area, Parking Lot and Perennial Beds and Trees, One Oak tree for each Province & Territory planted in a circle signifying peace in our Country.
Lions Pool Park located at 231 Vansittart Avenue, 1.8 Acres, and an Outdoor Pool.
Vansittart Park East & West Side located at Vansittart Ave., Between Drew St. & Ingersoll Ave., 4.7 Acres,1 Spray Pad, Swings for all ages including "Big M" swing, Slides, Teeter Totters and Climber, Quad spring animals, picnic area and a portable toilet.
Victoria Park located at Block inside of Light, Drew, Graham & Buller, 5.7 Acres, 2 Minor Unlit Ball Diamonds, Basketball Court, Cenotaph Monument/Floral Display, 400 M grass running track and an open area suitable for recreational soccer football and 2 Historic Cannon.
South East Parks Woodstock:
Richardson Park located on James St., 4.6 Acres, Swings for all ages, Activity Area, Small Slide and Al Hill Sports field.
Burtch Parkette located at Burtch & Main St., .64 Acres and an Apollo Net Cone Climber.
CASS Athletic Facility located at College Ave./Eastpark Dr., 5 Acres, Lighting for field/track, 400M Rubberized Hard Track, Sports field with uprights/soccer nets, Score Board, Pole Vault, Triple/Long Jump Facility, Bleachers, Water Fountain, Floral Displays, Walkways, and Benches.
Cottle Park located at Parkinson Rd./Odlum Dr. Cottle Park is divided into 2 sections by Salter Ave. Second section can be accessed off Lampman Pl. 2.15 Acres and 1.93 Acres, Balance Beam, 2 Benches, Slide, Teeter Totter, Climber, Swings for all ages and Location of our Community Garden Youth Start Project.
Fletcher Park located at Norwich Avenue & Cedar Street, .17 Acres and a different Seasons Landscaping CIB Project featuring Carved Pole and Perennial Garden with wood and rockscaping.
Homer Brown Park located at Pavey, Bee, Cross Place & Alice St., 7.9 Acres, Swings for all ages, "Big M" Swing, Slide and 2 Teeter Totters.
Eastdale Park located at Eastdale School, Alice St. between Aileen Dr. & Elmwood Cr., 2 Acres, Climber, Swings for all ages, "Big M" Swing, Slide, Quad Teeter Totter and Basketball Court.
Sudworth Park located at Tennyson St. & Springbank Ave., 19.5 Acres, Swings for all ages, Climber Slide, Double Teeter Totter, 1 Bouncing Balance Beam and Benches.
Brick Pond Wet Lands located at North East Corner of Springbank Ave. & Parkinson Rd., 82.8 Acres, Marshes, Ponds, Trees, Wet Land Habitat and the possible future site of Interpretation Center for Wet Lands.
South West Parks
Cedar Creek Park located at Dundas Street West, 31.38 Acres and Youth Start Trail as well as part of the Millennium Trail System.
West End Park located at Dundas, Duke & Waterloo, 2.47 Acres, Minor Ball Field, Slide, Swings for all ages, Toddler Slide, Teeter Totter and Foot Bridge.
Museum Square Park located at Dundas Woodstock Museum, 1.14 Acres, Water Fountain, Floral Displays, Walkways and Benches.
Park Row Park located at Park Row, Alma, Cathcart, 2.4 Acres, Minor Ball Field, Swings for all ages, Climber and Slide, Double Teeter Totter, Benches, Utility Building, Basketball Court and Double Tennis Courts Concrete & Unlit.
Armstrong Memorial Park located at Phelan, Cathcart & Fifth Avenue, 2.7 Acres, Minor Ball Field, Swings for all ages, "Big M" Swing and Benches.
McIntosh Park located at Mill St. & Park Row, 6.4 Acres, 3 Soccer Fields, 1 Slide, Swings for all ages and Triple Teeter Totter.
Leash Free Dog Park located at Henry St. between Butler & Finkle St., 6.4 Acres, Fully fenced leash free dog park, Naturalization Reforestation Area and Parking.
Argyle Park located at Argyle St. between Butler & Finkle St., 1.5 Acres a passive Area with Trees.
Burtch Parkette located at Burtch & Main St., .64 Acres an Apollo Net Cone Climber.
Southside Park Woodstock
Southside Park less than a five-minute walk from the Woodstock VIA station, Southside Park is 26.7 hectares of magic, complete with a 2.5 hectare lake bordered by landscaped paths and a state-of-the-art accessible play area. Perennial flowerbeds and annuals, redesigned throughout the seasons, accentuate the park's aesthetic appeal. A favoured venue for city events, Southside is an urban paradise for locals and visitors alike and only one of 62 parks in this five-bloom community. Southside Park also has a beautiful river which flows throughout the park and a picturesque fountain in the middle. Great for wedding pictures or just relax and watch the ducks. Take pleasure in all the beautiful flowers planted in the park and around the wooden gazebo. The park also offers a snack bar, washrooms, playgrounds, picnic tables, a soccer field, baseball diamonds, cricket field, Lawn Bowling Club, picnic shelters, the Southside Aquatic Centre and much more. Southside Park is located at the end of Wellington St. South. With features such as, Southside Aquatic Centre, Cricket Field, Clubhouse and Lawn Bowling Club, 3 Lighted Ball Diamonds and Soccer Pitch, Two Picnic Shelters and 14 Open Picnic Spaces, Pond and Creek, Concession Bldg., Kitchen & Washrooms, Flower Beds & Trees, Passive Areas, Benches, Driveways, Parks Div. Workshop, Outdoor Sand Volleyball Court, Swings for all ages including "Big M" Swings, Tire Swing, Climbing apparatus and Balance Beam, Spiral Slide, Outdoor Water Park Play Area and Little Tyke Play Apparatus with Slides.
Broadview Park located at Broadview Avenue, 1.5 Acres, Utility Building, Concrete Pad used for Skating in Winter, Ten Ft. Ball Screen, Swings for all ages, slide and Double Teeter Totter.
Kintrea Park located at Parkinson & Sales Dr. extending to Pembers Pass, 17.3 Acres, 2 Major Ball Fields, Benches and Bleachers, 9.4 Acres (3.8 Ha.) of Turf area including Ball Fields and 7.9 Acres (3.2 Ha.) of Naturalized Area for Storm Water Retention Basin.
Community Complex and Park located at Finkle St. & Parkinson Rd., 40.3 Acres, 2 Lighted Ball Diamonds, 2 Major Unlit Soccer Fields, Field House, Washrooms and Change rooms, Bleachers, Passive Areas and Floral Displays, Early Childhood Facility with Play Equipment, Parking Lots, Double Pad Arena Community Hall, Gymnastics Centre, Walking Trails and Pond with Water Feature.
Juliana Sports field and St. Mary's located at Juliana Dr. & Finkle Rd., 7.4 Acres, Running Track and Sports Field with Uprights Soccer nets.
McWhinne Park Cedar Creek Golf Club located at Juliana, Bruin Blvd., 401 & Athlone, 24.43 Acres, Leased to Golf Course, Used for holes 8 & 9.
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|Yearly Entertainment Events in Woodstock|
|Event: Woodstock Nostalgia Show and Sale|
Location: Woodstock Fairgrounds
Description: The Woodstock Nostalgia Show and Sale is a great place to find that special vintage item, or to view some fantastic pieces. The Woodstock Nostalgia Show and Sale features items no longer available in the retail market, items now considered nostalgic and collectors items. At the Woodstock Nostalgia Show and Sale you'll see many collectables from years gone by.
|Event: Annual Recreation and Leisure Fair|
Location: Woodstock Goff Hall
Description: The Annual Recreation and Leisure Fair is held annually at the Goff Hall, Community Complex. A chance for you to see what's new and interesting in entertainment and recreation. Find an organization that fits your interests while exploring your recreation and leisure interests.
|Event: Welcome Wagon Bridal Showcase|
Location: Woodstock Goff Hall
Description: Join the new brides to be and their families at the annual Woodstock Wagon Bridal Showcase. Be prepared to see some amazing weeding attire and gift bags for the first 100 brides. There's also hundreds of dollars in prizes to be won. Don't miss this great bridal showcase.
|Event: Woodstock Home and Garden Show|
Location: Oxford Auditorium
Description: Woodstock Home and Garden Show features the Featuring the newest spring home and garden products and services. See quality home improvement products and services, energy cost-saving products and services, and exciting ideas for improving home interiors and outside living spaces. As well as gardening and home improvement demonstrations.
|Event: Annual Daffodil Tea|
Location: Park Place Retirement Centre
Description: Park Place Retirement Centre has their annual Daffodil Tea a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Some great entertainment has been Conn Smythe. Also enjoy refreshments and a number of door prizes. Suzi M Fashion Accessories and Steeped Tea have also attended.
|Event: Annual Woodstock Wedding Wonderland Bridal Show|
Location: Quality Inn & Suites
Description: Woodstock Annual Wedding Wonderland Bridal Show features Woodstock local wedding professionals who promotes weddings in Woodstock. This amazing show features everything you need to know as well as everything you'll need for a spectacular wedding or a private family wedding. Join the fun see the new wedding dresses and accessories.
|Event: Big Brothers, Sisters Annual Trivia Nite|
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55
Description: If your a trivia buff or just like to watch come to Big Brothers and Sisters Annual Trivia Nite. Enjoy brain teasers, questions that make you think. Forms your team of 6 to 8 people and see if your team can come out number one. Held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 55 with the bar opening at 6:30. Put on your thinking cap and join host Brad Janssen for a night of fun, all in support of mentoring programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters.
|Event: Annual Taste Odyssey|
Location: Oxford Auditorium, Woodstock Fairgrounds
Description: Woodstock's Annual Taste Odyssey is an explosion of amazing foods and beverages. The Woodstock taste odyssey food & beverage show includes foods and beverages you've probably never tried before. Try foods from different cultures, get receipts, advice from the chefs. This is a great experience that allows you to broaden your taste experience.
|Event: Woodstock Model Train Show And Sale|
Location: Oxford Auditorium, Mutual Buildings, Woodstock Fairgrounds
Description: Woodstock Model Train Show features up to 120 vendor tables of Model Trains, Train Sets, Locomotives, Transformers, Rolling Stock, Track, Structures, Photographs, Videos, DVD's, a large selection of tin signs and Railroad Memorabilia. Worth the drive from anywhere. The show also features several Model Train Layouts in operation throughout the day. There's always new vendors attending the Woodstock Show for the first time. Vendor tables are limited so book yours for Woodstock's Model Train Show.
|Event: Woodstock's Biggest Cocktail Party|
Location: Quality Hotel & Suites, Woodstock
Description: Another annual affair sponsored by the Woodstock Big Brothers Big Sisters is Woodstock's Biggest Cocktail Party. Samples wines, brews, and liquors. Taste great foods, bid on the silent auction and hold onto your ticket because there are several raffle. New in 2010 was a cake decorating contest with great prizes to be won. All proceeds in support of Woodstock and District Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentoring programs.
|Event: Victoria Day Weekend Celebrations|
Location: Southside Park, Woodstock
Description: Join Woodstock residents for their annual Victoria Day Weekend Celebrations. Enjoy the world's finest shows midway and rides, Kelsey's men's fastball tournament and beverage garden. Participate in Woodstock's 63rd Annual Victoria Day Parade. Win prizes from 104.7 Heart FM.
|Event: Annual Victoria Day Parade|
Location: Dundas Street Woodstock
Description: Woodstock's Annual Victoria Day Parade begins at the Woodstock Fairgrounds at 10 am and makes it way west on Dundas Street to Wellington Street. Everyone is welcome to participate just fill in an application at Woodstock's website, City Hall or the Community Services Department.
|Event: Oh Canada! Hatters|
Location: Dundas Street Woodstock
Description: Oh Canada! Hatters places 1st in Victoria Day Parade, the Red Hot Flashers and the Red Hat Cowntesses of Woodstock, participated in the Annual Victoria Day Parade and were awarded first place in their division. Pulled by a 1929 Hudson, about 20 members walked alongside or rode on the float, singing and blowing bubbles in true Red Hatter fashion. The Red Hot Flashers is led by Queen Phyllis Allen and the Cowntesses by Queen Theresea Deserres. Brian Howard, husband of Flasher Ellen Howard, was the chauffeur who appropriately donned a red hat.
|Event: Kaleid Music Festival |
Location: Woodstock Ontario
Description: Woodstock Fanshawe Singers hosts the Annual Kaleid Music Festival which brings together some of the best choirs in Ontario to celebrate the joy of singing. Most Woodstock residents remember the weekend of June 10 & 11, 2005 for its oppressive heat and humidity, however a privileged few of us will cherish it as a time of pure joy and wonder. The Kaleid music festival brought together five superb choirs from southern Ontario and an unbelievably talented and world-recognized acappella singing group, Rajaton, from Finland to share in an outpouring of song which, for a brief moment of time, putting Woodstock front and centre in the world of choral music. The 200 singers who participated in the Kaleid Festival and its workshops were transported far beyond the boundaries of merely superb singing and into an intensely spiritual and profoundly moving community experience of all that is beautiful in the world of music.
|Event: Annual Seniors Star Auditions|
Location: Park Place Retirement Centre
Description: Join Woodstock seniors for their annual Seniors Star Auditions. Senior Star is a musical talent competition open to participants over 65. Local regional competition takes place in June with top finalist having the opportunity to proceed to the National Finals in Toronto. If your over 65 and have an amazing singing voice enter to win the Seniors Star Auditions.
|Event: Downtown Farmers Market|
Date: Summer Months
Location: Museum Square, Downtown Woodstock
Description: Woodstock's downtown farmers market where the freshest tasting fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and baked goods are available. Visit the Woodstock's downtown farmers market on Thursdays for farm-fresh locally-grown produce, meats, jams, home baking, herbs, plants, honey, maple syrup and more. The Downtown Woodstock market runs weekly, rain or shine, bring the family. Market vendors offer a wide range of products and services that can accommodate to all sorts of tastes and people. Located in the heart of downtown Woodstock making it easily accessible.
|Event: Canada Day Celebrations|
Date: July 1st
Location: Pittock Park
Description: Canada Day Celebrations in Woodstock is a chance for Woodstock residents to honour Canada and it's freedom. There's so many activities on Canada Day with crafters, exhibitors, family entertainment, recreational beach volleyball tournament and so much more. But, the greatest part of Canada Day is the spectacular fireworks at the end. Woodstock boast it has the County's biggest and best fireworks display.
|Event: Art Gallery's Annual Juried Exhibition|
Date: July to Sep
Location: Woodstock Art Gallery
Description: Art Gallery's Annual Juried Exhibition is a popular exhibition which continues the long standing tradition of offering annually the best artwork created by Gallery members, Oxford County and regional artists. The public is invited to celebrate this popular annual tradition. See the works of local artists, meet the artists and cast your ballot for the “People’s Choice Award”.
|Event: Summer Street Fest|
Location: Downtown Woodstock
Description: Summer Street Fest in downtown Woodstock is an annual event where you can enjoy live entertainment and Woodstock merchants annual sidewalk sales. Join Woodstock residents on Sunday for the annual Show and Shine Car Show in Museum Square in support of the United Way of Oxford.
|Event: Cow.a.polooza |
Contact: 519-539-1291 ext. 4102
Location: Southside Park, Woodstock
Description: Cow.a.polooza is Woodstock annual celebration of the cow. Woodstock is know as the Dairy capital. Entertainment such as a soapbox derby, strongman or woman competitions, firefighters demonstrations, vintage trucks, rides, food, crafters, exhibitors, Sunday morning church service and cows, cows, cows. Great entertainment featuring Hotel California, The McCartney Years and more. If you have crafts get a table and display your wears at Woodstock's annual Cow.a.polooza. All in celebration of "The Cow"
|Event: Meals on Wheels Sunday Drive Car Rally|
Contact: 519-539-1231 Ext. 221
Location: Ingersoll Avenue, Woodstock
Description: 2010 was the Victoria Order of Nurses first annual Meals on Wheels Sunday Drive Car Rally. A Car Rally Fundraiser to benefit our Meals on Wheels Program in the Woodstock area. Put your game face on, show your competitive side as you set off to reach a final secret destination through a series of cryptic clues and driving instructions. At the end there'll be a free BBQ, silent auction, and prizes for everyone. This is a family affair so get your friends together, study your maps, then drivers Start Your Engines.
|Event: Woodstock Fall Fair|
Location: Woodstock Fair Grounds
Description: Woodstock Fall Fair held at the Woodstock fairgrounds with exhibition buildings and midway open at noon. Daily attractions include entertainment & demonstrations, 4-H and home craft displays, blacksmithing demonstrations, dunk tanks, skateboard park, Old McDonald's Farm, Kids Paint a Car, Kids tractor pulls, Maple the Milking Cow, Fire Department's "Smoke House", Balloon Lady, Masonic CHIP Program. If that's not all there's a Demolition Derby and a Tug of War.
|Event: Salvation Army Woodstock Family Fun Day|
Location: 769 Juliana Drive, Woodstock
Description: Salvation Army Woodstock is having their annual Family Fun Day at the Salvation Army Woodstock Community Church. With events such as: a "Car Boot" Sale, Yard Sale from 9-12, Picnic 3-5, Sally Ann's Got Talent Show between 5-7 and a free family fun carnival for the whole family from 1 to 3.
|Event: Woodstock Wood Show|
Location: Woodstock Fairgrounds
Description: Join the outdoor activities, demonstrations, wooden crafts, woodworking machinery and tools, Upper Canada Woodworking Championship all at the annual Woodstock Wood Show. See what someone can do with wood, see the amazing demonstration of wood crafts and wood tools available.
|Event: Lights and Sirens Charity Ball|
Contact: 519-539-2382 x 5201
Location: Oxford Auditorium
Description: The Woodstock Police Service, Woodstock Fire Department and Oxford County Emergency Medical Services are hosting their first annual Lights and Sirens Charity Ball. All proceeds will be divided between the United Way of Oxford and the Make-a-Wish Foundation of South-western Ontario. Semi-formal dress with cocktails at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7:30 dance and silent auction to follow. Great place to meet your local heroes and support a good cause.
|Event: Woodstock Fleece Festival|
Location: Woodstock Fairgrounds
Description: The Woodstock Fleece Festival is an annual event that invites fibre artists and others to join together in an atmosphere of appreciation, learning and camaraderie. The Woodstock Fleece Festival show will incorporate workshops and demonstrations from top instructors. Exhibition booths will be selling everything from raw fibre to quality finished goods. It's also a great place to have lunch.
|Event: Active Living Fair 50+|
Location: Goff Hall, Community Complex
Description: The Annual Active Living Fair for 50+ is where you'll see exhibiting products and or services for adults 50+. The Annual Active Living Fair for 50+ has educational and entertaining demonstrations, seminars, door prizes and so much more. With a free shuttle service between both venues, compliments of Robert Q Travel. Come join the fun see what your missing.
|Event: Santa Claus Parade|
Location: Downtown Woodstock
Description: Woodstock's Annual Christmas Santa Claus Parade begins at the Woodstock Fairgrounds at 6 pm and travels west on Dundas Street to the downtown. This night parade allows you to see the colourful lights and the amazing features of the floats, bands and other participants of Woodstock's Annual Christmas Santa Claus Parade. Bring the kids and enjoy the once a year Santa Clause Parade.
|Event: Light Up Celebrations|
Location: Museum Square
Description: Woodstock Light Up Celebrations is when Woodstock annually lights their downtown Christmas lights to signal the coming of the festive season. Join family and friends as they watch while the switch is turned on in celebration of the Christmas Holiday Season.
|Event: Breakfast with Santa|
Location: Woodstock & District Community Complex
Description: Have Breakfast with Santa and the Woodstock Professional Fire Fighters Association. breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice, with all proceeds being donated to the United Way of Oxford. Oh and don't forget Santa will be there.
|Event: Woodstock Toy and Collectible Show|
Location: Woodstock Fairgrounds
Description: Join Woodstock for their Toy and Collectible Show featuring 160 tables of Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning, NASCAR Collectibles, Super Hero Action Figures, Wrestling Collectibles, Construction Toys, Toy Trucks, Die Cast Banks, Board Games, Model Kits, Pez, Farm Toys, Beanie Babies, Dolls, Old Tin Toys, Coca-Cola and Brewery Collectibles, Coins, Paper Money, Comics, Sports Card and Non-Sport Cards, Sports Memorabilia, Sports Action Figures, and much more. Woodstock's Toy and Collectible Show is the largest Toy And Collectibles Show in Southern Ontario.
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