Wilmot Horticultural Garden Explosion!

Wilmot Horticulture Society is have a Garden Explosion on Saturday March 17 from 9:00-3:15 at the New Dundee Community Center. Speakers include Dan Cooper, Tara Nolan, Brenda Campbell and Thelma Kessel. There will also be a Merchant Market, Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Registration is $40 ($45 after March 12) and includes lunch.

Further information at wilmothortsociety@gmail.com.

Community Christmas Party (Optimists Adult Christmas Party)

The Community Christmas Party will be held at the community center on Friday December 15th at 6pm. All are welcome!

In order to get a final number for dinner,it helps if you pre-purchase your tickets. Tickets are $35 per person (includes “surf and turf” dinner and entertainment) and are available from Mark Schwartzentruber at 519-897-3329.

Christmas Parade

Our Christmas parade will be held on Sunday December 17th at 12:30. Free hot chocolate will once again be served at 3 locations (In front of the school, corner of Main and Bechtel, and near the Emporium). Please bring your own mugs. Santa has also confirmed his attendance once again this year. Feel welcome to use the contact us page on this site with any questions about the parade.

After the parade the Optimists will be hosting their children’s Christmas party at the community center.

Remembrance Day New Dundee – Saturday the 4th.

Our annual Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held on Saturday November 4th. We hold it a week earlier than the 11th each year to so that our local dignitaries are able to attend.

Start will be in the school parking lot at 10:30am, and we’ll walk down to the park for the wreath laying ceremony.

If you know anyone who would like a wreath laid, please use the contact us form at the top of this website to reach out.

How much garbage does feeding 420 people produce?

Last week we fed 420 people a belly-busting meal of fish, chips, salads, and desert. How much garbage do you think we produced from the fish fry?

About 1/2 bag!

Led by ND Board of Trade member Alice Scott, our annual fish fry was on a mission to reduce waste to virtually nothing. We used biodegradable or reusable cloths for cleanup. Containers were recycled, as were cups for the cold drinks. Garbage cans were removed from the public area so that all plates and settings were brought back to the kitchen for sorting by board of trade members. All dishes and cutlery were sorted, all food scraps and paper napkings/placemats were also sorted and either composted or recycled. Alice led a virtual assembly line from trays of dirty dishes, through sorting, through to the dishwasher.

The small amount of garbage remaining was created mostly during the preparation and setup for the fish fry. We’ll be reviewing this to see if we can eliminate garbage completely for our next event.

A very cool initiative by the Board of Trade. Thanks Alice!