St Marys Ontario - Photos and happenings in this Southwestern Ontario Canada town

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Online Petition

A local group is trying to raise funds to hire a lawyer to begin the injunction process to stop the construction of the Pyramid Recreation Centre. As part of the effort they have a petition that reads:

To: St Marys Town Council and Ontario Municipal Affairs

I ask the Council of St. Marys to delay construction on the Pyramid Project until an independent body confirms the Town can afford the expenditure and the community can have a public discussion and vote whether they want the project to proceed.

The online version of the petition is at

The reasons for the petition are outlined in a letter by Andrew Atlin to the St Marys Journal Argus.

Monday, July 17, 2006

St Marys Eggstraspecial Fair

St Marys Ontario Eggstraspecial FairThis week the 159th annual St Marys Ontario Fair takes place at the Community Centre.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 6 p.m. -11 p.m.
Friday, July 21, 2006 10 a.m - 11p.m.
(Friday Not fully Operational - Gate Fees at 3 p.m.)
Saturday, July 22, 2006 9 a.m. - 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 23, 2006 8 a.m. - 4:00 pm

Thursday night is Toonie Night at the Midway, also watch the Fair Ambassador Competetion and Entertainment.

Friday has the Children's program during the day, the Simtra Trials Team Professional Bike Stunt Show and then the parade featuring the OPP Golden Helments followed by the Fiddlers Jamboree.

Saturday has Youth Lawn Mower Pulls, Demolition Derby, Mini Rod Tractor Pulls, Baby Show.

Sunday begins with the Lion's Club Breakfast, Church Service, then the Car Show and Agility Dog Show.

The Trade Show Exhibition is open all weekend with presentations.

Day pass is $2, 4 Day Pass $10 and children under 4 are free.

The complete schedule is at St Marys Agricultural Society.

Friday, July 07, 2006

11th Annual Stonetown Heritage Festival

A Celebration in Stone - 11am to 4pm same time tomorrow - a multimedia presentation at the Town Hall Council Chambers.
Sidewalk Sale - continues tomorrow
Opening - 7pm - at the Town Hall, includes live music
BBQ - 5pm to 7 pm - 34 Wellington St South
Army and Navy Club Bavarian Garden - 5pm to 1am today, 12pm to 1am tomorrow - 23 Wellington St South

Raspberry Pancake Breakfast - 8am to 10:30am - at the Farmers Market
Car Show - 9am to 6pm - Stone Willow Inn, 940 Queen St E
Flea Market - 9am to 2pm - at The Flats
Pitching Cage - 9am to 4 pm - Queen Street
Music on Queen at Water Street - 10:30am Ron Coultherd and the Wildwoods - 11:45am Tree Penny Piece - 2pm The Stratford Strutters
St Marys Chess Challenge - 11am to 3pm - Queen Street
Architectural Walking Tour - 11am - beginning at the Town Hall
Horse-drawn Wagon Ride - 11am to 2pm - Kin Park at Station Street
St James Anglican Church Open House - 12pm to 4pm - 65 Church St S
Treasure Hunt - 11am to 1pm - Starting at St Marys Museum
Children's Heritage Fair - 10am to 3pm - outside the library includes pioneer crafts and face painting
BBQ's - 11am to 9pm - Queen Street
Rubber Duck Race - 7pm - The Flats
Street Dance - 8pm to 9:30pm - Queen Street and Water Street
Fireworks - dusk - The Flats

Heritage Church Service - 10:30am - St Marys United Church, 85 Church Street South
18th Annual Garden Tour - 3pm to 8pm - visit 8 gardens for $7

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Happy Canada Day

The 15th annual Canada Day celebration takes place today at Cadzow Park and St Mary Museum. It begins at 11 with a barbecue and continues with the arrival of the giant birthday cake at 1. Among the events will be free admission to Cadzow Pool in the afternoon.