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Kimberley celebrates 150 years

Kimberley celebrates 150 years



Kimberley's Sesquicentennial Celebration takes place this Saturday with events throughout the week, coming to a finale with the Apples and Art Show and Sale.

On Saturday, September 15, you can take a historic tour of the village on a free horse drawn wagon or lounge with style in the Anne of Green Gables Tea Room. Kate MacDonald Butler, grand-daughter of Lucy Maud Montgomery, will be the special guest during two sittings at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 each or $5 for kids aged 7-12 and are available at any Grey Highlands Library as well as the Kimberley General Store.

Guests are encouraged to wear period costumes with a prize for the best puffed sleeves. Stick around to browse the local museum and municipal displays and shop the many vendors in the pop-up market.

On Monday, September 17, Glen Trivet, a Ojibwe traditional teacher and Mediwiwin Pipe Carrier, offers a historic and fully informed perspective on many aspects of indigenous cultures and issues at 7 pm in Kimberley Community Hall. Admission is by donation.

On Wednesday, September 19, Cecily Ross, author of The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, will discuss Moodie's life, dramatizing her conflicted spirit more effectively than the pioneer writer herself. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is also by donation.

The week of events concludes with the 5th annual Apples and Art Show and Sale September 21-23. The opening gala will happen on Friday night at 7 pm. The show continues Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm each day.

The organizers invite you to come out and enjoy this week-long event 150 years in the making.

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