September 09, 2017 - September 10, 2017
150 years of cultural and religious diversity in the Kawarthas
Long known for its small-town ethos and rich agricultural traditions stretching back to pre-Confederation times, Kawartha Lakes is also abundant with untold stories of cultural and religious diversity. Participate in a traditional wild rice harvest with the local First Nations peoples. Meet members of the local Mennonite and Amish community as they showcase their handicrafts. Discover a forgotten artist who dared to believe in a radically different worldview from that of his fellow citizens. Encounter mouth-watering aromas in the area’s oldest Chinese restaurant.
You will be amply rewarded with a day of exploring this area’s past and present as you may never have thought of it before.