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Caledon Chamber Concert’s End of Season Finale

April 14, 2014

Caledon Chamber Concerts invites you to join them for this season’s final concert. Pianist Elizabeth Schumann will present works by Beethoven, Vine, and Liszt. The concert will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Schumann has a diverse career portfolio of projects, recordings, and performances which have brought her all over the world as recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist. The first place winner of both the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition and the Pacific International Piano Competition, Ms Schumann has won over 25 prizes and awards in other major national and international competitions, including the Cleveland International Piano Competition and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. She has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts worldwide, in such venues as the Kennedy Center, Vienna’s Bösendorfer Saal, Toronto’s Koerner Hall, and Montreal’s Place des Arts. Passionate about creating public access to the arts, she founded Piano Theatre, an artist group formed to engage audiences with innovative combinations of classical music, theatre, literature, art and technology. Piano Theatre’s recent tours of the US, Canada and Australia were acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.

The concert will be held at St. James Church, Caledon East. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for students 16 years and under, and may be purchased at BookLore, Forster’s Book Garden, and Howard the Butcher. Tickets may also be available at the door. To help me anticipate seating requirements, I would be grateful if you let me know if you plan to attend. Thank you.

Caledon Chamber Concerts gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Town of Caledon, and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.


Gordon Morton
Caledon Chamber Concerts

Hike for Caledon’s Bethell Hospice

April 13, 2014

Originally posted on Patti Foley, Regional Councillor Bolton (ward 5):


This year, there will be two hikes in support of Bethell Hospice – Sunday, May 4 in Inglewood and Saturday, May 10 in Bolton. The websites for the two hike locations have been combined this year, so be sure to select the location of your choice when you register.

Participating is easy – just register online at As a returning participant, you will be able to access all your information from last year to streamline your registration and help you in gathering pledges. All you need is your username and password from last year. If you do not have your username, simply signup as a new participant.

To register, click on the link below the Hike for Bethell Hospice logo. On the next screen, click ‘Register Now’. If you have your username and password from last year, select ‘Returning Participant, Click Here’ and enter your username and password…

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Vertical Vegetables!

April 13, 2014

VERTICAL VEGETABLES meeting April 15, 2014

Whether you have lots of space or only a limited area for growing vegetable, vertical growing can maximize the potential yield of your garden.

On April 15, 2014, the Bolton and District Horticultural Society welcomes Ken Brown, an engaging and popular speaker, to tell us more about various techniques to grow vegetables vertically.

The meeting starts at 7:30 pm at the Albion Bolton Community Centre.*

Ken Brown is a horticultural consultant, writer and photographer. He received his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Guelph. Ken worked as the Superintendent of Horticulture at the Toronto Zoo when it was being planned and built, where he was responsible for the planning and planting of all the indoor gardens and the overseeing of the outdoor landscaping contractors.

Ken owned and operated “The Plant Manager” an interior landscaping company for 20 years. He also has a horticulture teaching degree from the University of Toronto. Ken is a certified horticultural judge and he is a frequent speaker at horticultural meetings and seminars.

Ken’s writing and photography continue to be published in several magazines and newspapers., his web page, is a great source of advice, tips and updates all done with Ken’s usual enthusiasm and humour.

He currently spends most of his non-gardening hours writing for his web site, and ezine Dallying In The Dirt.

*Location: Albion Bolton Community Centre, 150 Queen Street South (Regional Road/Highway 50) Bolton, ON in the AUDITORIUM on the 2nd floor (stairs and elevator access).

Holiday Waste Schedule

April 12, 2014

Good Friday and Easter Holiday Waste Collection Schedule and CRC Closures – Caledon

BRAMPTON, ON. (April 11, 2014) – There will be no waste collection services in the Town of Caledon on April 18 for the Good Friday holiday. Garbage, recycling (blue box and green bin) and Urban Collection Area A yard waste will be collected one day later on Saturday, April 19. Regular waste collection services will resume the week of April 21.

Peel’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20. In addition, the Bolton and Caledon CRCs will be closed on Monday, April 21. All CRCs will operate under regular hours on all other days.

The Region of Peel provides waste management services in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and in the Town of Caledon. For more information on these programs, call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 (or in long-distance areas of Caledon call 905-584-2216, free of charge) or visit

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Flags Lowered to Half-Mast

April 11, 2014

Flags lowered to recognize death of former Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty

The Town of Caledon will fly the flags at all Town facilities at half-mast in a salute to former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty who died suddenly on April 10, 2014. Mr. Flaherty was the federal Minister of Finance and was also a former provincial Minister of Finance for Ontario.

The Town of Caledon extends sincere condolences to Mr. Flaherty’s family, friends and colleagues for this tragic loss.

The flags will remain lowered until sunset on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Bethany Lee
Manager Corporate Communications
Office of the CAO

Town of Caledon
6311 Old Church Road
Caledon, ON L7C 1J6

905.584.2272 x. 4106 |

Reflections on the 2014 Para Can-Am Championship Games

April 11, 2014


Courtney Desjardins, Head Coach of Caledon’s Dorado Stars Swim Club reflects on the Para Can-Am Championship Games…..

March 27th-29th witnessed the Canadian Para-swimmers versus the American Para-swimmers for a Paralympic competition that saw true greatness at every angle and every category within the para swimming system. The unique experience showed the perfect combination of character and determination within a 50 metre pool under the open sky in the beautiful Ransom Everglades facility in Coconut grove, Miami Florida. The Dorado Stars were in full force with athlete Tess Routliffe representing herself and team to her best individual performances to date. She raced to four gold medals, 5 second swims and achieved 7 outstanding personal best times. It was an incredibly exciting competition filled with passion, commitment, and elite level swimming. From the start of the season Tess has shown true athletic ambition both in and out of the pool. She has the combination of a dream and the purity of heart to change the course of her life in the field of swimming. She is an ambassador to the very essence of sport and what sport can do for anyone who is willing to dream, work, learn and never give up. I have been forever changed from my experience during the Can-Am’s. It is truly remarkable to see how athletics can bring people together from every part of the world, every able to disabled athlete, but in that pool, in that lane, it is you, your chance, your moment to explore your true greatness.

Courtney Desjardins, Head Coach
Dorado Stars Swim Club
Caledon, ON


HVHTA AGM Hosting Authors as Guest Speakers

April 7, 2014


The Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association invites you to its Annual General Meeting (Bolton Chapter) this Wednesday April 9th at 7 p.m. The meeting is at Humberview Secondary School (in the library), 135 Kingsview Drive, Bolton.

The guest speakers are Jim and Sue Waddington, authors of “In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven”, which describes their search for the sites that inspired the Group of Seven’s paintings. Their talk will include photographs – side by side with the corresponding paintings – of some of the over 300 locations they found that are immortalized in the famous paintings. The Waddingtons will also talk about some of the Group of Seven’s painting sites in Caledon.

Their book will be available for sale ($55 + $2.75 HST). All proceeds of book sales are going to the Art Gallery of Sudbury.

The Waddingtons’ Facebook page is:

The Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association (HVHTA) is a not-for-profit organization that operates a trail for recreational hiking on TRCA lands in the Humber Valley. The HVHTA provides the highest quality pedestrian hiking experience to foster appreciation of the amazing natural beauty and diversity of the Humber Valley. The trail runs from the Trans Canada Trail on Humber Station Road near Albion Hills Conservation Area in Caledon, through Bolton, to Binder Twine Park in Kleinburg. Annual membership in the HVHTA is $20 per household.

The Humber Valley Heritage Trail Association’s website is:


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