News from the Before & After School Program at BDES The educators at the Burford District Elementary School Before and After School Program are very excited to be reunited with the children once again. Educators are providing a safe and fun environment for everyone under the new public health guidelines […]

Preschool Update

By: Corrie Gallant, Beauty Barn SpaThis year we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel all our events including our annual open house, outdoor market and the Awakening to Better Beauty event.The Awakening to Better Beauty Event is a program that we created for women in our community […]

Annual Awakening to Better Beauty Event Re-Imagined

Community Christmas Hamper Program Update The organizers of the 2020 Community Christmas Hamper Program have shared the following update:Due to COVID-19 the Community Christmas Hamper Program has changed the donations that will be accepted. Applicants will no longer receive food hampers and toys, as they have in the past, but […]

Community Christmas Hamper Program Update

By: Clayton Barker The Log House, Burford: The larger, much older section of this building was the old Claremont House Hotel of the mid-19th century. Built about 1845 by Robert Hunt, it was the scene of many dignitary meals and meetings including the dignitary’s supper for first Burford Township Agricultural […]

Burford Years Ago

I picked my daughter up from school the other day and she was literally bouncing with joy. Her long ponytail bobbed as she skipped from one foot to the next, a giant grin on her face. As we began to walk home, she giggled “guess what mommy?” she asked. I […]

Happy Learning

Kate Courtnage grew up in Harley. A farm girl at heart, she has always loved animals, rural living and has a sense of adventure. After high school ,she went out west to explore other parts of Canada and spend time with her sister. Harley eventually called her home, so she […]

Harley’s Hounds: Absolutely “Pawsome!”

By: Jennifer Daniel By: Jennifer DanielIf you are looking for ways to leave money or assets to your loved ones upon your passing, the following strategies offer ways to reduce taxes, bypass probate and provide protection against creditors.The most tax efficient way to pass an inheritance to a loved one […]

Estate Planning Strategies

Once a week I go to ‘Yoga on the Farm,’ this is a Burford based yoga program that offers a significant number of yoga classes to those who enjoy the country/farm life atmosphere. Until the weather changes, it’s held outdoors and the backdrop of these classes feed my rural girl […]

Yoga Kitty

By: Clayton Barker A photo of boy and a dog (which appears to be very comfortable), supposedly taken in a tent at the c1880 Burford Township Agricultural Exhibition. (Photo Clayton Barker’s personal collection). A Brief Bit About Burford’s Annual ExhibitionPART 2: The last exhibition to be held on the King […]

Burford Years Ago

Local woodworker, contractor and home inspector Mark Aniol has turned his love of woodworking into stunning works of art. His beautiful charcuterie boards and custom pieces started as a passion project but became so popular that his ‘hobby’ quickly grew into something much more substantial. Watermark Boards is now a […]

Watermark Boards: Woodworking with Heart

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