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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Grant applications now available!
If you have a business in downtown Lucknow or Ripley, you can now apply for Spruce the Bruce Grants. If you are unsure if your business is within the designated downtown area, please contact us.
There are six grant streams this year:
- Gateways & Downtown Signage
- Destination Infrastructure
- Streetscape Beautification
- Perpendicular Signage & Awning
- Facade Improvement & Sidewalk Patio
- Downtown Collaborative Marketing
Projects must follow the respective community's toolkit guidelines in order to be eligible for funding. Please visit the Spruce the Bruce website for more information about each grant and the application forms. Grant applications are due by the first day of each month and funding is limited, so apply asap! For assistance with the grant applications, please contact the Business and Economic Officer at the Township.
The Township is operating the Lucknow Tourism Office this summer. The hours until September 3rd are as follows:
Wednesday 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Thursday 2:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
May 18th 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
July 1st 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
August 3rd 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Please direct visitors to the Tourism Office for local information and information on Bruce County and Ontario attractions and events. The Tourism Office also has public washrooms and free wifi. Our tourism student will be assisting the Lucknow and District Chamber of Commerce with the promotion of Lucknow businesses on their Facebook Page. Please "like" them at www.facebook.com/Lucknow-District-Chamber-of-Commerce
Join Sammy Sprinkles on the 2015 Ice Cream Trail™ as he explores historic attractions in Huron-Kinloss!
There is a good chance that you have seen some people out and about carrying a map of the Township and looking for "Sammy Sprinkles". Well, they are on the Ice Cream Trail™!
The Ice Cream Trail™ is a fun-filled photo scavenger hunt for the whole family, which takes participants to ice cream stops along the Trail past beaches, unique shops, golf courses, parks, trails, splash pads and a pool. This year the theme of the trail is “celebrating Huron-Kinloss’ heritage”, so participants will also be introduced to historic sites, such as the Point Clark Lighthouse and Erie Belle Boiler. The Trail can be completed in a one-day trip or spread out over the summer.
The Ice Cream Trail™ is also a contest! Players follow a map to our ten ice cream stops and read clues to find Sammy Sprinkles. Once they find Sammy, they take a picture with him at each location and submit the pictures with a completed entry form to the Township of Huron-Kinloss. They then receive a free t-shirt for collecting all the required pictures and a chance to win the grand prize of 250 Huron-Kinloss Dollars. Special prizes are also awarded for the funniest, most creative and largest group photos.
The contest runs May 15th to September 27th, 2015 and entries must be received by October 11th, 2015 to qualify for the grand prize. If you would like Ice Cream Trail™ brochures to give out to your customers, please contact us. Visit www.icecreamtrail.ca for more details or “like” us on Facebook!
More details to come...
The Huron-Kinloss Business Dinner will be held in the fall this year. The date, ticket information and speaker will be announced soon.
Outram Street from Campbell Street to Wheeler Street is currently closed for the installation of new water main, replacement of the existing storm drainage system and road resurfacing. Work on Outram Street is expected to be complete by early July.
Willoughby Street from Bob Street to Havelock Street will be closed from June 28th to approximately September 4th.
During this time we ask for your patience and understanding, as some inconveniences such as detours, temporary access delays to properties, and other construction related nuisances will be unavoidable.
CoBalt Connects partnered with a property owner in Ripley to develop a unique community art display that covers parts of a derelict building in Ripley's downtown core. Funding for the project also came from Community Foundation Grey Bruce and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization. Community members submitted historic photos of people "building" the community and CoBalt Connects chose a few to enlarge and create lifesize figures to place on the facade of the former Courtney Grain and Seed building.
The pieces for the community art project were installed on June 27th and 28th. If you haven't seen it yet, it is worth a trip to Ripley to check it out! The feedback from the community has been overwhelmingly positive and it has really transformed the downtown area. You will find this 3-D work of art across from Lewis Park.
The Township Terminators challenge you to a game of volleyball!
This year marks the fourth annual Ripley Wolves indoor beach volleyball tournament. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural “Business Braggin’ Rights Division”, business owners and employees are encouraged to form a team and compete against other businesses on the Thursday night of the tournament, September 10th. The other two days are open to residents and visitors of all ages. Teams must have at least 3 men and 3 women. Call Jeremy McQuillin @519-955-1487 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register your team.
New directional and gateway signs are expected to be installed in Point Clark by mid July. The directional signs will guide visitors to points of interest in the community such as, parks, trails, beach, the Lighthouse, Community Centre, and boat launch. Three new gateway signs will replace the old ones at the entrances to Point Clark.
The remaining wayfinding signs in Lucknow are expected to be installed by the end of August. These signs will guide visitors to points of interest in and around the downtown area.
The following courses will be offered at the Kincardine location this fall:
Personal Support Worker Certificate - Starts September 8th, Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Project Management Specialist - Starts September 10th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Computerized Office Essentials - Starts October 5th, Monday through Thursday 9:30am to 3:30pm
Leadership Development - Starts November 9th, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
More courses available at the Goderich location:
Human Resources Management - Starts September 29th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
General Business - Starts October 5th, Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 3:30pm
July 17-19: Ripley Mushball Tournament
July 31-August 3: Ripley Reunion
August 7-8: Point Clark Lighthouse Festival
August 15-16: Ripley Artisan Festival; Pine River Cheese Curd Festival
August 28-29: Lucknow's Music in the Fields
September 10-12: Ripley Wolves Indoor Volleyball Tournament
September 18-19: Lucknow Fall Fair
September 25-26: Ripley Fall Fair