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46th Annual Whitevale Spring Festival

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Welcome to the 46th Annual Whitevale Spring Festival

Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 8 am to 6 pm

~~ Enjoy A Family Day in the Country! ~~

We invite you to help us celebrate our Village in the Valley on historic Whitevale Road. Come and revel with us in our abundant natural and cultural heritage. Share glimpses of vintage Ontario living.

Our Community-wide Garage Sale kicks off at 8 am in the Church Yard with vintage finds for the early birds.

Also for early risers… follow the wonderful aroma of freshly baked goodies to our legendary Bake Sale in the centre of town featuring our villagers’ homemade pastries, pies, cakes and breads. The most delectable goodies go first so come early!

The Church Yard is the site of events throughout the day. The Souvlaki Gourmet will once again be in opera...

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2018 Whitevale Easter Egg Hunt

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The annual Whitevale Easter Egg hunt was again enjoyed by all. From the hand-crafted baskets to the community-made chocolate eggs, the activities spanned the entire week culminating in the big hunt at the park. The festivities started the Sunday before where the children and their parents gathered at the community centre to create their baskets – there are clearly some very creative minds developing in our village. Later in the week, folks (young and not so-young) gathered at the community centre once again to whip together a mix of butter, cream cheese, icing sugar and chocolate to create the much sought after treats. It was a terrific opportunity for the next generation to learn the traditional way to make the these old-time favourites.

Finally the day of the hunt! Although the morning w...

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45th Annual Whitevale Spring Festival Photos (May 27, 2017)

A huge thank you to our resident photographer Maddie Fordham for these great shots.

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Whitevale Spring Festival Preparation

This newsletter was created in preparation for the 45th Annual Whitevale Spring Festival (May 27, 2017).  There is a lot that needs to be done, so please volunteer where you can.

 

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Whitevale’s Easter Egg Hunt

Whitevale Easter Egg Hunt

Great turnout and great fun was had by Whitevalians young and old.  More family traditions.  Thanks to all who lent a hand.

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Whitevale Easter Activities

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Whitevale Easter Activities

Your WDRA invites all kids/grand-kids, young and not-so-young, to come out and enjoy the arrival of spring with several activities that will culminate in an Easter Egg hunt in the park. We’d like to see all residents get involved in this free Whitevale Community event in whatever aspect they’d like.

Here’s the line-up of activities:

Make Your Own Easter Basket
Saturday, April 8 – 9:00 am

Children are invited to make their own Easter basket at the WACC.

Chocolate Filled Easter Egg Making Workshop
Wednesday, April 12 – 7:30 pm

Learn to make Chocolate Filled Easter Eggs. Adults (and interested teenagers) are invited to an evening workshop to learn to make fondant filled Easter Eggs (both traditional and peanut butter). This evening workshop will be held at the Com...

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Tribute: Isobel’s Place in the Park

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Isobel’s Place in the Park

Whitevale Park now has a special place of solitude, reflection and meditation. “Isobel’s Place in the Park”, is in memory of Isobel Thompson. Friends and neighbours will gather at the Whitevale Park for this sunset tribute to Isobel, followed by refreshments and the sharing of memories in the Whitevale Community Centre.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Whitevale Park, 371 Whitevale Road

Isobel and her husband Tommy have been the heart and soul of Whitevale since their arrival some 50 year ago. Their commitment to our hamlet and the preservation of the North Pickering lands is unparalleled. The dedication of this quiet place in the park is in appreciation of Isobel’s selfless devotion to our community.

She has been and will always...

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Portrait on the Bridge – May 18, 2013 @ NOON

From Gord Willson and Donna Bailey:

“The ‘Village Portrait on the Bridge’ to promote Spring Festival is a way to gain greater attendance at our annual event and it is the foundation of the idea that we must gain greater public support. On 25 May, we all become ambassadors of the village for survival.”

Please join us on the bridge – May 18 at noon for the portrait.  See the attached image below for more details.
Village Portrait II

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Whitevale Winter Blahs Festival

Whitevale Winter Blahs Festival – February 23, 2013

Whitevale Community Centre: 12noon till 5pm

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