The Whitby Youth Speakers Club is hosting an open house! Learn how kids can build confidence and leadership skills through public speaking, debating, and sharing their thoughts. September 28 2018. 6:30 pm. 8 Vipond Road, Whitby (at the Brooklin Community Centre). FREE.
Don’t miss the War of 1812 Re-enactment all weekend at Lynde House Museum in Whitby, part of Culture Days! Events include musket demonstrations, period food, and the 49th Regiment of Foot – Grenadier Company’ fully outfitted 1812 troops and encampment on the grounds of the Museum. September 29-30 2018. 900 Brock Street South, Whitby. FREE.
Go behind the scenes at Doors Open Oshawa! Doors Open Oshawa is an annual event where you can explore different heritage and cultural sites in Oshawa. Spend a day discovering local history first-hand and celebrate our community heritage! Sites for 2018:
1. Arts Resource Centre , 45 Queen Street: Formerly the police station and courthouse, now home to a theatre, pottery and art studios.
2. Oshawa Public Libraries, McLaughlin Branch, 65 Bagot Street: Design influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.
3. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street: Designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson.
4. Cowan House, 39 Athol Street West: Built in 1858.
5. St. George’s Memorial Church, 51 Centre Street South: Designed by Eden Smith.
6. Simcoe Street United Church, 66 Simcoe Street South: Built in 1867. Architect Henry Langley.
7. Oshawa Masonic Centre, 91 Centre Street South: Built in 1928 . Award winning design by C.C. Stenhouse.
8. McLaughlin Bandshell, 110 Simcoe Street South: Join the Oshawa Civic Band for concerts and tours.
9. Islamic Centre of Oshawa, 23 Lloyd Street: Oshawa’s first purpose designed Mosque.
10. New ! Portraits by Goguen, 91 Centre Street South: An example of Second Empire style of architecture, now an art gallery and residence.
11. Canadian Automotive Museum, 99 Simcoe Street South: See vehicles from 1902 to 1988. Lightning McQueen is in the house!
12. New! Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse, 150 Bond Street East: Completed in 2010, visitors can tours the main foyer, jury assembly room and a courtroom while in session.
13. Regent Theatre – UOIT, 50 King Street East: Built in 1921 as a movie house/vaudeville hall the building now serves as a lecture theatre by day and community theatre by night. Architect John McNee Jeffrey.
14. Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame, 99 Athol Street: Fabulous collection of Oshawa sports memorabilia.
15. New! Knox Presbyterian Church, 147 Simcoe Street North: Opened in 1934 and desgined by C.C. Stenhouse.
16. Pine Ridge Model Train Club, 32 Wilson Road North: Discover a miniature world.
17. Camp X-Intrepid Park, Boundary Road: Walking tour of the spy training camp at 10:30 p.m. and lecture at the Regent Theatre at 1:00 p.m.
18. Oshawa Museum, will present tours at Union Cemetery, 760 King Street West.
19. Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa Airport South Field: Large collection of military vehicles.
20. Canadian Victory Garden, 200 Winchester Road West: Urban farm, beehives, pollinator gardens and earth systems.
21. Durham College, Gordon Willey Building, C150, 2000 Simcoe Street North: Camp X themed Escape Room.
22. New! ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Automotive Centre of Excellence: View the chambers that test the limits of new products, vehicles and used in television and film.
23.NEW! Fire Hall 6, 2339 Simcoe Street North: The design of this hall and its building materials complement the historical legacy of Windfields Farm.
September 29 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm FREE! All welcome.
Aboriginal Initiatives is hosting a Big Drum Circle – Every Child Matters. Light refreshments, door prizes, spot dances and raffles, and an Honourarium for the first 3 registered drums and dancers in Regalia. All are encouraged to wear an orange shirt for those who endured the Residential School era. September 29 2018. 1 pm to 4 pm. Purple Woods Conservation Area, 38 Coates Road East, Oshawa. Admission is Free, Parking is Free. For more information, contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceramics Canada is celebrating 30 years in the community Drop in for a free make and take ornament using acrylic paints – one per person, no purchase necessary! Free cake and juice! September 29 2018. 100 Bloor Street East, Unit 3, Oshawa.
Lace up for the CIBC Run for the Cure! This annual fundraiser consists of a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society! It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. Register or donate today! Registration starts at 8 am, with Opening Ceremonies at 9 am! September 30 2018. 8 am to 11:15 am. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. All ages!
Calling all Superheros! You’re needed at Purple Woods Conservation Area for the 4th Annual Durham Superhero FunWalk hosted by the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation. Support Durham’s most vulnerable children at the Family Fun Walk: Spend your morning fighting crime with your superhero cape (provided!), activity pack and when you’re done, fuel up with lunch! September 30 2018. 11 am. $25 per person, under 5s free.
Join the Oshawa Museum for a Tea & Walk of Port Oshawa Pioneer Cemetery! Join Visitor Hosts as they shares stories from Oshawa’s oldest cemetery, the Port Oshawa Pioneer Cemetery, located on Bonnie Brae Point. Bring your travel mug, fill up with your choice of tea and grab a few cookies for the walk through Lakeview Park to the cemetery. Book now before it’s too late! Call Jill at 905-436-7624 ext. 106 to register or for more information. September 30 2018. Lakeview Park, Oshawa. The tour meets at Guy House at 1 pm and costs $10 per person. Members are $5 per person. This event is for all ages and pre-registration is required. Note: check short term road closures before you head to the Museum this weekend.