Friday, September 25, 2020

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Weather forecast for Thursday, June 20, 2019

Today – Periods of rain. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Wind becoming north 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 21. UV index 3 or moderate.

Tonight – Periods of rain ending late this evening then clearing. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low 12.

Special weather statement

Significant rainfall expected today.

Precipitation associated with an approaching low pressure system will continue to impact areas near Lake Erie beginning today.

Amounts are expected to be highly variable with this weather system with rainfall amounts of 20 to 50 mm possible.

Ponding of water in low-lying areas may occur.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Wallaceburg pool taking part in ‘World’s Largest Swimming Lesson’ today

With summer just on the horizon, CKRecreation continues to promote water safety by participating in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool.

Starting at 4:30pm, free, 30-minute lessons will teach basic water safety skills and provide parents with drowning prevention information.

“In these lessons, we talk more about safety, why it’s important to be alert around water, and show participants a few basic swimming skills to rescue themselves in a risky situation,” says Nicholas Hay, Aquatics Coordinator at the Wallaceburg pool. “It also offers a chance for those who may not have had swimming lessons to get a free lesson to see what they are all about and how to survive in the water.”

Lessons are open for children of all ages, and no past swimming experience is necessary.

Registration is required and is available at the Wallaceburg pool or by calling 519-627-1606.

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a promotional event to build awareness around the importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. Communities and aquatic facilities all over the world participate in this one-day event to provide kids and parents exposure to life-saving water safety skills and build awareness.

This water safety event is part of a promotional campaign by CKRecreation to increase water safety awareness and help families prepare for a safe summer. Additional upcoming events includes National Drowning Prevention Week from July 21-27.

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Threshing Festival this upcoming weekend

The annual Thamesville Threshing Festival will be held this upcoming weekend, June 21 and June 22.

Ferguson Park will be rocking as they celebrate their 44th year of holding the community event.

Dana Haggith caught up with Kristy Metcalfe, one of the volunteer directors with the Threshing Festival, to discuss event:

Listen to their interviews, here:


Here is the event poster and some photos highlighting the Saturday activities:

RM 40th Anniversary this weekend

As the RM 40th Anniversary weekend quickly approaches on 21-22 June, RM Sotheby’s and RetroFest are thrilled to announce additional exciting events and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

In Tecumseh Park on Saturday, 22 June there will be a host of free activities alongside the Kent Historic Auto Club (KHAC) RetroFest car show in Downtown Chatham.

The annual Optimist Soap Box Derby and Ms. RetroFest contest, staples of the RetroFest weekend, will take place at 9am and Noon respectively. As a special addition for the RM 40 th Anniversary celebration year, the Park will showcase a Country Hoe Down with local bands The Chasers and Dirt Country, sponsored by JMHI Insurance Group Inc. The music will begin at 2pm and a beverage garden will be available for attendees to enjoy refreshments throughout the performances.

A proud and long-time sponsor of RM Sotheby’s, Hagerty Insurance will also join in the fun at Tecumseh Park. Hagerty is dedicated to helping ensure the future of the classic car hobby by Driving the Passion for Classics and providing young people unique access to classic car-related experiences. At the Hagerty Insurance Car Shop, children can learn how to change a tire and change the oil of an engine, helping to foster the next generation of the collector car hobby.

Just down the road at RM Sotheby’s headquarters, Hagerty will also host Ride and Drives where those new to the hobby can enjoy a ride in iconic classic cars. A free shuttle from Downtown Chatham to RM Headquarters will be provided. A shuttle schedule and map is available at

Another new attraction to celebrate the RM 40th Anniversary will be the Lego Area. This will be an opportunity for kids to interact with Lego Specialists and build cars and other innovative Lego designs before racing them on a Lego racetrack.

Also new for 2019, the park will feature The Reading Dome, home to comfy chairs where children can enjoy books as read aloud by special guest readers. The Chatham-Kent Public Library will also be hosting their Maker Space activities for children, with plenty in store for the younger classic car enthusiasts to enjoy.

Attendees can also look forward to the Photo Lane where families can take memorable photos with characters from childhood favourites including Bugs Bunny and Batman, as well as a children’s paddle boat pool, a Zorb pool, and the RetroFest favourite bouncy castles and zip line. TJ Stables will also be showcasing pony rides and a petting zoo.

There will be food trucks on hand and vendors in Tecumseh Park throughout Saturday as well. “We wanted to offer families an experience in the park this year that will be unforgettable,” said Rob Myers, Chairman of RM Sotheby’s. “This is a special year for myself and my family. Our family enjoys RetroFest every year and I hope the community will enjoy this year’s edition more than ever this year.”

The KHAC Car Show will also feature celebrity judges, including none other than Wayne Carini, host of hit TV series Chasing Classic Cars.

Wayne Carini is an expert car restorer, Ferrari enthusiast and an American TV personality. He has done body and paint work on rare car collections owned by David Letterman, tennis great Ivan Lendl and the DuPont family.
He has been featured in the New York Times as well as numerous automobile magazines, starred in two one-hour television specials on Discovery’s Velocity channel, and is the host of Chasing Classic Cars, in its 13 th season, also on Velocity.

Wayne owns and operates three companies in Portland, Connecticut: F40 Motorsports specializing in the sale and purchase of vintage and classic automobiles, F40 Restoration, where he and his team restore domestic and European automobiles, and Carini Consulting where Wayne advises and manages collections for clients around the world. Wayne is a long-time friend of Rob and the RM Sotheby’s team, who look forward to welcoming him to the Classic Car Capital of

The Car Show will also host Hagerty’s Youth Judges program. Designed primarily for youth ages 8 to 14, the Youth Judging Program brings the world of classics to a kid friendly level. The Youth Judges are guided through the show field as a group to pre-selected show cars and interact with owners, allowing the judges to learn details, history and fun facts about each. A simplified score card is used, which highlights five basic categories. And new this year will be a prize for one lucky Youth Judge participant.

All of these activities will follow and precede two fantastic concerts on the 40 th Anniversary weekend, with Sam Roberts Band and local act Walkin’ 47 performing in Tecumseh Park on the evening of 21 June, and Big Sugar and local act Superfly performing at the Capitol Theatre on the evening of 22 June. Tickets are available at

The RM Sotheby’s team looks forward to celebrating with the Chatham-Kent and collector car community. Additional information including a full schedule and the weekend’s community activities and entertainment can be found at

About RM Sotheby’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

RM Sotheby’s is hosting a 40th Anniversary celebration weekend in Chatham-Kent, 21-22 June. Partnering with RetroFest Classic CarFestival, RM is creating the ultimate celebration for car enthusiasts and the community. Special events for the weekend include a Kick Off Parade, the RM40 Concours d’Elegance, and additional events at RM Sotheby’s Head Office at One Classic Car Drive, Blenheim, Ontario, as well as throughout the community. Entertainment includes performances by Canadian favorites Sam Roberts Band and Big Sugar, featuring local opening acts.

Proceeds from the weekend will support the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation, Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation and the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent. Updated event details are available at

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