Remembrance Day services and holiday activities highlight November

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November is a busy month in Georgina with Remembrance Day services and the start of holiday activities.  

Fall Photo Contest
Calling all residents! You still have time to enter the Fall Photo Contest before it ends on Nov. 9. Snap a photo that fits one of our three categories –
• What makes you proud to call Georgina home? (iconic people, places or things)
• Harvest and Halloween (fall colours/leaves, harvest decor, Halloween decorating and costumes – pets too!)
• Active kids (youth enjoying fall outdoors, getting active, enjoying Town parks/facilities)
Submit your photo and submission form to

Food for Swim Holiday Food Drive
Donate to a good cause and swim for free. It’s the Food for Swim Holiday Food Drive. Just bring two non-perishable food items to the public swim at the Georgina Leisure Pool on Nov. 8 between 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. All donations go to the Georgina Food Pantry. Regular admission policy applies.

Letters Home, a Remembrance at the Link
Discover the stories of First World War soldiers during an evening of readings, photos and music inspired by the letters written home from the front lines. Letters Home, a Remembrance at the Link is organized by Sandy Day, author of Fred’s Funeral and Alana Barker Shields, director of ImprovAbility!, in collaboration with the Link, Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives, the Georgina Public Library and the Georgina Military Museum. It takes place Nov. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Link. Admission: $20 + HST (includes a copy of Fred’s Funeral by local author, Sandy Day).

Remembrance Day
Lest we forget. Everyone is invited to attend the Remembrance Day Parade and services in Keswick and Sutton on Nov. 11. The Keswick parade begins at 10:15 a.m. at Keswick Public School, 25 the Queensway N and proceeds to the new cenotaph location at the Stephen Leacock Theatre, 130 Gwendolyn Blvd. The service begins at 11 a.m. The Sutton Remembrance Day service begins at 11 a.m. at the High Street cenotaph. Pefferlaw is also hosting a Remembrance Day Service on Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the cenotaph at the Pefferlaw Lions Community Centre. Visit for additional information.  

Ski and Board Swap at the ROC
Are you looking for new or used ski equipment? Or just looking to sell your equipment? Then the Ski and Board Swap at the ROC, hosted by the Canadian Ski Patrol, is the place for you. It takes place Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 26479 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick. The drop off takes place Nov. 9 between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Equipment will not be accepted on Nov. 10. You must pick up your cheque and/or unsold equipment from the Canadian Ski Patrol by the end of the swap between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10.

Be a Santa to a Senior
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a senior this holiday season? The goal of Be a Santa to a Senior is to provide a Christmas gift to each of the nursing home residents at Cedarvale Lodge and River Glen Haven. Between Nov. 12 and Dec. 7, you can select a Christmas Wish Tag from Canadian Tire (Keswick), Giant Tiger (Sutton), Shoppers Drug Mart (Keswick) and Club 55 (Keswick). Then, shop for a gift and deliver it to one of the above noted locations. Please do not wrap or sign the gift.

Keswick Santa Claus Parade
Kick off the holiday season with the Keswick Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17. It all begins at 1:30 p.m. at Biscayne Avenue and the Queensway. The parade follows the Queensway to Metro Road, goes up Simcoe Street and ends at Church Street and the Queensway. Visit to register your float.

Sutton Santa Claus Parade
Santa arrives in Sutton at the annual Santa Claus Parade on Dec. 1. It begins at 5 p.m. in Jackson’s Point and travels down Dalton Road to High Street, then along High Street to end at the fairgrounds. Visit to register your float.

Festival of Lights and Old Fashioned Christmas
Step back in time and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of a 19th century Christmas. Live music, holiday crafts, hot apple cider, historic demonstrations and more. Join us at Georgina Pioneer Village for the Festival of Lights and Old Fashioned Christmas. Watch as the buildings and grounds come to life with the lights and sounds of the season. Don’t forget to bring your wish list for Santa as the jolly man himself and Mrs. Claus stop by for a visit. It takes place Nov. 24 from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $1.

Visit for more information on these events and activities occurring in Georgina.