On behalf of King Township Council, welcome to the September edition of the King Bulletin.
I’d like to remind everyone that school is about to start a new year and we all need to take extra care on our roads. Many children will be walking and biking—especially near school and residential areas—in the days ahead.
Don’t rush through stop signs or traffic lights, stop for busses when their lights are flashing and, if you have school-age children, teach them about crossing streets safely and how to obey street signs and signals. It’s up to all of us working together to keep our children safe.
King Township Mayor's Cultural Gala
The Township of King will be partnering with the King Township Historical Society (KTHS) and Arts Society King (ASK) to bring you the second biannual Mayor's Cultural Gala in support of arts, culture and heritage in King Township on Thursday, Sept. 29 at The Manor, 16750 Weston Road.
Funds raised from this event will go towards supporting the important work of the KTHS, ASK and the King Heritage and Cultural Centre. This will include arts, culture, heritage-based programming, exhibitions and special events, as well as the preservation and restoration of important heritage buildings.
For more information, including how to buy tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.kingheritageandculture.ca/gala2022.
Fall program registration
Get active this Fall! King Township offers a wide range of programs for all ages and interests.
Some of the programs being offered include Archery Adventures, guided mountain biking, Nordic hiking, line dancing, playball multi-sport, Jr. NBA basketball, life/figure drawing and much more. There are programs for all ages and interests. Program registration opens Tuesday, Sept. 6. Visit king.GetsActive.com for details.
Go Electric free test drive event
Curious about electric vehicles but not sure where to start? Come out Sunday, Sept. 25 to the King Township Municipal Centre at 2585 King Road for the Go Electric free test drive event. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can meet owners of electric vehicles and test drive the vehicles for free. You can also learn about other electric vehicles, including lawn and recreational equipment.
The event is being hosted by Climate Action King, with the support of King Township, EV Society, Plug’nDrive and the King City Lions. For more information, please visit climateactionking.ca.
Taste of Main
Taste of Main is back on Schomberg Main Street. From Sept. 9 to Sept. 25, six main street restaurants will be offering prix-fixe menus.
The dining event has something for everyone, with breakfast and lunch options at both cafés, and lunch and dinner options from all other restaurants ranging from $15 to $50. The chefs on Main Street have crafted unique menus including fancy scones, orange salad, Thai soup, jambalaya, bourbon pork chops, chicken cordon blue, and spinach ravioli, to name a few. Each establishment has also created a signature cocktail to commemorate the event.
All locations, menus, prices and dining times can be found at schombergmainstreet.ca/taste_of_main/.
Holland Marsh Soupfest
After a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, the Holland Marsh Soupfest returns on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Come enjoy the day and sample hot soups (made from locally grown and harvested fresh produce), browse through different vendors, purchase fresh produce from the Farmers’ Market and don’t forget about the Kids’ Zone. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.hollandmarshsoupfest.ca.
Please continue to stay safe, volunteer and shop locally as much as you can.
Mayor Steve Pellegrini