This event has been cancelled.
HOME COMING EVENTS AUGUST 7th 8th 9th.
Friday August 7th Guided Bus Tour with Hamilton Bus Lines Bus – Leaving Arena at 9am. – Arriving at Lakefield College at 9:15 – Leaving College at 10am. – Arriving at Morton Medical Centre at 10:15 – Leaving Morton Medical Centre at 10:45 – Arriving at Fire & Paramedic station at 11am. – Leaving station at 11:30 – Arriving at Curling Club at 11:40 – Leaving Curling Club at 12 noon – Arriving at Lakefield Legion at 12:10 – Leaving Legion at 12:30 – Arriving at Savage Arms at 12:40 – Leaving Savage Arms at 1pm. – Arriving at SGS at 1:10 – Leaving SGS at 1:30 – Back to arena at 1:40. Please note while at Savage Arms & SGS both companies will be in full operation so instead of entering the plants a representative from each company will come out & explain the operations that take place inside each plant. A big thank you to Hamilton Bus Lines for supplying the Bus & Driver.
Friday at 2pm A walking tour down Memory Lane as Heather Dummitt will be leaving the Arena & taking people on a 2 hour tour explaining how the Village has changed over the years.
Friday at 5:30 The Lakefield Legion will be having one of their delicious dinners, this dinner is an exception for the Legion as they usually do not serve dinners in the summer months however they are doing so for Home Coming & everyone is welcome.
Saturday at 9 till 3 We start the day with our famous Side Walk Sale this is a time that no one will want to miss as you have a chance to mingle & meet not only other people but also our friendly merchants who will be displaying their wares on our main street, if you feel the urge for a great burger our local Fire Department will be grilling them in front of our IDA Drug Store & the Village Lions will be giving out fresh popped pop corn. Come mingle & browse on our traffic free street & if you feel a thirst remember it is only a hop skip & jump away to our famous Legion Patio Bar with entertainment or you may want to visit one of our other famous pubs in the village. All these activities take place within walking distance of our beautiful Confederation Park & while enjoying your weekend please take note of the fantastic gardens & flower displays provided by our Horticultural Society.
Sat. from 3 till 6pm St. John’s Baptist Church will be presenting an Art Display of our many local artists who reside in our village & area.
Sat. from 8 till 12pm The Lakefield Village Lions along with the sponsorship of Ball Reality Inc. will be bringing to our arena the dance of all dances featuring The Ron Marenger Big Band (17 members strong). This band will have everyone rocking as it plays its repertoire of over 200 arrangements. You can be sure this band will be in top form as one of our own village members Charlie Ridpath plays sax for these great musicians. When you get thirsty or want to nibble the Village Lions will be serving finger foods along with a great refreshment bar, remember the doors open at 7:30.
Sun. 8:30am We start the day with the Global Scavenger Hunt at the Marshland Centre, this is the morning when families can bring their children & travel portions of our great Lakefield Trail looking for hidden treasures.
Sun. 9am The Lakefield Chiefs JR. C Hockey Team will be cooking Pancakes outside their Dressing Room beside the Arena thus allowing parents & children to enter the arena through the Chiefs dressing room (a thrill it will be for the young to see the dressing room of the big boys) & onto the arena floor to sit at the tables & chairs & divulge in those famous Chief Pancakes
Sun. 9am. until The Lakefield & District Lions Club will be running a Classic Car Show in Isabel Morris Park & the parking lot behind the arena. The setting for this car show we feel is perfect as you will not only be able to view the cars in this beautiful park but also be able to look out over the clear blue waters in front of our Marina on the Trent Severn Waterway & enjoy one of the famous burgers or smokies that the Lions are noted for while enjoying some great entertainment.
Sun. 3 till 7 St. Paul’s Church on Water St. will be holding their famous Beef Barbecue along with entertainment. The people from St. Paul’s are known all over the area for their famous Beef Barbecues
SATURDAY & SUNDAY FOR THOSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME HISTORY OF OUR VILLAGE THE LAKEFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL BE OPERATING OUT OF THE SCOUT BUILDING THAT SITS BETWEEN OUR ARENA & ISABEL MORRIS PARK. For those that would like to see the history of our village or have questions to ask about us these are the people to ask.
Finally – Our Vintage Lakefield Group will be set up in different locations during our Home Coming weekend & will be asking you to register so that we will have some idea of whom you are & where you arrived from.
May you have a great visit & a wonderful weekend in our Village of Lakefield, we hope you leave us with a SMILE.