A little rain, a little sun gleaming through. It was perfect rainbow conditions for the fourth annual Kawartha Lakes Pride Picnic, held Saturday in Victoria Park, and though no rainbows formed overhead, they were everywhere at the picnic — on banners, clusters of balloons, this year’s t-shirts and even painted onto children’s cheeks.
A boisterous crowd gathers in the Plaza del Toro in a charming small town, awaiting in rapt anticipation the entrance of the magnificent bull Ferdinand and wonders what might become of Matador Jorge Louis Bernal. Who will win — man or beast? Will the bull be vanquished? Will the matador survive? A year of planning this ‘ballet in three acts’ by organizers in the small town has come down to these tense few minutes. Our scene is not set in some small Mexican pueblo. This bullring is constructed out of plywood and the setting is old Lindsay fairgrounds where almost 5,000 people have gathered to see Canada’s first bullfight. The year is 1958.
In an evening of excellence that recognized Lindsay’s top businesses, a rare lifetime achievement award was presented to Chris Karkabasis, a well-known businessman and BIA founder.
The Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce and Cogeco held the 2018 Evening of Excellence event June 1 at the Lakeview Arts Barn. Many local individuals, groups and businesses gathered to recognize those among them who go above and beyond to provide innovative products or services, develop exceptional new practices and improve the community for all.
Tony Tilly, president of Fleming College, was recently the guest speaker at a round table discussion hosted by the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce.
Tilly made a short presentation on how Fleming – and Frost Campus in particular – has been playing a key role in specialized education the Lindsay area, before taking questions from community members.
It was less than a year ago when Miranda Popovic and her father were rear-ended trying to make a left-hand turn on a now-infamous straight stretch of road leading into Omemee.
Ten years earlier, her dad and her brother had been hit in the same area, again making a left hand turn into a driveway.
Social media influencer, Michelle Ferreri, entertained a packed Small Business Week breakfast for the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce.
A Canadian vlogger and content creator, Ferreri was a former CHEX TV personality but moved and adapted her brand to the Internet in 2014 and never looked back.