Members of the ND Board of Trade recently visited the Willibald Distillery located just outside Ayr Ontario.
This new distillery currently focus on their own blend of Gin, however they expect to have whiskey available in about 3 years (Canadian whiskey must be aged 3 years).
Members saw the entire distilliation process including:
- starting with a mash of local grains (they expect to eventually grow their own grains on the home farm) they add yeast to convert the sugar in the grain to alcohol.
- The first distillation produces whiskey which is aged in oak casks for at least 3 years.
- The second distillation produces tasteless, odourless vodka.
- The third distillation produces gin. During this stage juniper berries and other spices are added to the vodka prior to the third distillation. During the actual distillation the steam produced is passed through additional spices for further flavouring.
- Willibald then ages their gin for 6 months, producing a gin with a distinct amber colour.
If you’d like to see this local business in person, they are having an end of summer food truck and cocktail event from noon until 5pm on September 30, 2017. Full details available on their website.
17 local artists are participating in the new Hamburg Studio Tour on Saturday 23 September from 10am to 5pm. Locations are scattered throughout New Hamburg and prizes are available for those visiting at least 6 locations.
New Dundee’s own Jan Cressman-Weiss will be displaying her artwork at the upper level at My Space Restaurant (96 Huron Street, New Hamburg). She can be reached at email@example.com or visit her website at jancressman-weiss.weebly.com.
Further details of the full studio tour are available on their facebook page at www.facebook.com/gropus/NewHamburgStudioTour.
The annual New Dundee fish fry will be Wednesday September 20th this year, running from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Location as always is the Community Center. Come out and have fish and chips for dinner and socialize with your neighbours and friends.
Price is $20 at the door or $18 if you preregister (see any Board of Trade member to purchase tickets early). Your $20 includes all taxes and gratuities as well as:
- 2 piece Cod fish and chip dinner
- cold drinks
- coffee and tea
The New Dundee Board of Trade looks forward to seeing you there again this year!
We had a lot of fun this Saturday at the Garden Party, despite the stormy weather; when the rain started we were all safely inside enjoying our cake and ice cream. At least the rain held off until after a rather energetic croquet tournament. The turn-out was good, and it was nice to see all the red and white hats, and snazzy Canada Day outfits. Thanks to the volunteers and especially the Women’s Institute for the fantastic cake!
We have a couple of kid-related activities about town this summer:
1. Dundee Sports Camp (Soccer, Basket Ball, Ball Hockey)
9 – 3 on July 24 – 28, Ages 6 – 12
Information at 519-696-2462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Summer Church in the park. July 30th 10:30 am ‘Kid Focussed’ church in the park featuring New Dundee’s own Paul Behnke
. Followed by Potluck BBQ (Bring salads and dessert, Burgers, Hot Dogs and drinks provided) To let us know if you are planning to come to the BBQ, please send an email to email@example.com
Our Garden Party will be held rain or shine, so bring your bonnet and join us on July 1st for some cake and tea on the lawn to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. If croquet isn’t your cup of tea, bring a ball or a bat and play your favorite game! See you at the park!
Another New Dundee Victoria Day has come and gone. The weather cooperated, so the garage sale, parade and fireworks were all successful. Below are some pictures from the day. If you have other pictures you’d like to share please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you next year, and don’t forget to sign up for our Victoria Day newsletter now (see the sidebar on the left of this page), so that you get advance notice of the event for next year.
From Mike Harris:
Town Hall in Wilmot Township
On May 24th I will be holding my second Town Hall, this time at the Wilmot Recreation Complex in Baden from 7 – 8pm. While I always appreciate the chance to share with you what I’m doing at Queen’s Park to give voice to your concerns, I also look forward to hearing from your voices directly. This is an opportunity for the people of Kitchener-Conestoga to have their say on provincial issues impacting us here at home.
REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/town-hall-in-wilmot-township-tickets-34257617456
For more information you can contact my office at 519.954.8679 or email@example.com
In order to reduce congestion and help ensure access for emergency vehicles, Wilmot Township has approved one-way traffic flow in the area of Queen St, Dundee Ave, and Poth Drive (see map in this download).
Signs and barriers will be in place directing traffic southbound only on Queen St. South from Bridge to Poth, westbound only on Poth Dr. from Queen to Dundee, and northbound only on Dundee Ave from Poth to Bridge.
For questions or concerns please contact Jen Tate at 519.616.0535 or Mark Cameron at 519.696.3344.
Wilmot township has a variety of events planned for Canada’s 150th birthday, including a Guinness world record attempt! Full details available at www.wilmotcanada150.com.
Local New Dundee service clubs are also looking at organizing an event to be held at the park, further details to follow.