Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Yuletide Carolling - Dec. 2, 2016


Friends of Wesleyville Village Invite You 
   Fri. Dec. 2nd, 2016 

       7 - 8:30 pm

 Yuletide Carolling

 Community Family Event - Dress Warmly

No charge - donations welcome

 Bell-ringing and carol singing
Music co-ordinator – Randy Mills,
Trinity College School

Wesleyville Church2082 Lakeshore Road,
10 km west of downtown Port Hope

Friday, September 16, 2016

New e-mail address

Thank you to Blake Holton for supplying the friendsofwesleyvillevillage@bell.net address for the past 6 years. From now on the FOWV address is friendsofwesleyvillevillage@gmail.com

The next event at Wesleyville Village, 2082 Lakeshore Rd., Port Hope is:

Ghostly Visit
Saturday Oct. 22, 2016 

Open 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Tickets at door.       Family of up to 5 – $10   Individual – $5 

Scary adventures, treasure hunt,
games, treats, pumpkin decorating, marshmallow roast.

 Our supporters may also be interested in the following event: 

You are invited to participate in Port Hope’s first ever wheelbarrow parade!

Port Hope is home to the world’s largest monument dedicated to Farley Mowat; the drystone walled structure with an overturned sailboat is called the Boat-Roofed House and is currently located on private property at 20 Catherine Street, Port Hope. We are inviting you to help us ceremoniously relocate the structure on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 11:00am.

The purpose of relocating the structure is to create a public and permanent tribute to one of Canada’s greatest literary figures, a fervent environmentalist and one of Port Hope’s most distinguished residents.

Much of the work in dismantling, relocating the stone and professionally reassembling this iconic structure will take place during the week starting Monday October 3rd and will culminate in a Festival on the Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.  We are inviting dignitaries, event sponsors and the public to help us make this monumental move by participating in a ceremonial parade carrying some of the smaller stones, by hand and in wheel barrows, to the new location at the East Side Ganaraska Park (Mill Street, Port Hope).
What: Following Farley - Wheelbarrow Parade
When: Saturday October 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Start Location: 20 Catherine Street
End Location: East Side Ganaraska Park
Rain or Shine. 

Additional information about the Following Farley event on Thanksgiving Weekend can be found online atwww.followingfarley.com

Please contact me at events@followingfarley.com by Friday September 16th - to confirm or to find out more information

Thank you for your time and consideration. 
Charles Wickett         for Following Farley Committee

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hard to read - but not hard to get to - Play Reading Canadian Rajah

Monday August 29th at Wesley Church 2089 Lakeshore Road, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Free reading of Canadian Rajah by Dave Carley. Join us at 7 pm 10 km west of Port Hope and 10 km of Newcastle Harbour on beautiful Lakeshore Road.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August 29th preview at Wesleyville of fascinating new Dave Carley play

Chick Reid stars in a sneak preview of Dave's new play Canadian RajahThe staged reading is taking place at the enchanting Wesleyville Arts Centre on Monday, August 29.
Canadian Rajah tells the bizarre but true story of Esca Brooke Daykin, who was exiled from Sarawak (now part of Malaysia) and ended up in Madoc, Ontario. The eldest son of the then independent country's rajah, Esca by rights should have been the Rajah of Sarawak - but that country's loss is our gain. Join actors Chick Reid and Richard Lee (below), as well as some of Esca's descendents -  and hear discover more about the incredible life of Esca.
The reading is at 7 pm - exact directions will be posted here soon. Admission is free but donations will be happily accepted.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Rain doesn't daunt her

Our wonderful summer employee, Alison, made new friends for Wesleyville today by participating in the Arts Festival in Memorial Park.

BBQ Huge Success

Thanks to all who contributed, the annual keynote BBQ raised over $1000 for Wesleyville Village this year.
The Ganaraska Chordsmen were fabulous. Best entertainment yet.
Great summer for Wesleyville.
See our Facebook page Friends of Wesleyville Village for Sue Hurlburt's photos.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Gearing up for a great BBQ on Saturday

The Ganaraska Chordsmen will perform and the food will be great at Wesleyville on Saturday August 6th. Come at 5:30 pm to 2082 Lakeshore Road Port Hope L1A 3V7. Tickets $15 each at  Holton Flowers or at the door. 
Door prizes and 50/50 draw. Fund-raiser for village revitalization.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Visit Wesleyville This Summer

Step Inside Sundays

Starting this Sunday, July 3rd, Wesleyville Church will be open for visits from noon to 4 pm.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Heritage learning experience in the works for Wesleyville

Interpretive signs for Wesleyville Village are being installed this June. Designed by our chair, Kathryn McHolm, and sponsored by Ontario Power Generation, these signs will enhance our visitor's experience and educate Waterfront Trail / Lakeshore Road travellers regarding this Provincially listed cultural heritage landscape. Draft below.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

FOWV enters a new era

The Friends of Wesleyville Village is an incorporated charitable organization as of March and will now become an employer.

Our new Board of Directors applied for and received a Canada Summer Jobs grant for an 8 week student employment term. Our chair, Kathryn McHolm, vice-chair Jade Calver and secretary, Sue Stickley are currently interviewing some very promising student candidates.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Country Market Nature Fest May 29th

Spring will be here on Sunday May 29th from 10 till 4 pm

Come to 2082 Lakeshore Road, 10 km west of downtown Port Hope.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Storm The Palaceretro 80s cover band friends of wesleyville

Mark Your calendar! Storm The Palace return to Port Hope for their first (public) local show of 2016. The Lions Centre at 29 Thomas St in Port Hope will host the band in support of THE FRIENDS OF WESLEYVILLE. This organization is committed to the preservation and restoration of Wesleyville Village, a small section of Lakeshore Rd in Port Hope established in the 1860’s  that was once a thriving community with a school and a church and several farm houses.ALL PROFITS FROM THIS SHOW WILL BE DONATED TO FRIENDS OF WESLEYVILLE.
More information about TFOWV can be found here.
Tickets are $15 each and available at:
PharmaSave Port Hope
(60 Ontario St. Port Hope, 905-885-1294)
Holtons Flowers
(62 Walton St, Port Hope, 905-885-7439)
Ganaraska Framing
(95 Walton St, Port Hop, 905-885-1323)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What a great time for Wesleyville - both 2015 and 2016 reviewed at AGM


Annual General Meeting (2015) - Friends of Wesleyville Village
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Wesleyville Church 2082 Lakeshore Rd. Port Hope ON L1A 3V7

Important Members’ Business such as Incorporation, Constitution and Bylaws, Nominations and Negotiations with Ontario Power Generation.

Fascinating Historical Information

"Before Wesleyville" presentation by Trent University archaeologists Susan Jamieson & Marit Munson at 7:30 PM will explore the evidence of pre-European local settlement by aboriginal peoples.

ALSO - Don’t miss the Easter Egg Hunt at Wesleyville, Saturday March 26th at 10:00 am.

www.wesleyvillevillage.com 905 753-2196 or 905 885-1344

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New this year! Should be great fun even if the weather isn't too bunny-friendly.

Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 Events

Friends of Wesleyville Village
Current schedule of 2016 events
 All events will take place at 2082 Lakeshore Road, Port Hope ON L1A 3V7
Ø    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – WEDNESDAY MARCH 30, 2016 - 7 PM “Before Wesleyville” – archaeological presentation at 7:30 PM
Ø    COUNTRY MARKET AND NATURE FEST - SUNDAY MAY 29, 2016                     10 AM TO 4 PM

News from the Village


Monday, January 18, 2016

Hard to believe almost 700 people were reached by the following facebook post.
Friends of Wesleyville Village shared their post.
Published by Sue StickleyYesterday at 6:03pm
Exciting times in the Village. If you'd like to join the Board contact Derek Hurlburt, Jade MC or Sue Stickley.
Friends of Wesleyville Village added 3 new photos.
Published by Sue StickleyYesterday at 4:09pm
At last, the FOWV is meeting OPG on Friday to negotiate the future of the heritage village. Thank you Richard Longley for the 2015 photos.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Facebook page

Visit the Friends of Wesleyville Village facebook page for a 2015 year in review presentation. Excellent work by Jade Calver.