Equipment to be installed at Gamebridge park

A little more than a year after it was removed from the Beaverton Harbour, play equipment is expected to be installed at the park in Gamebridge next week, weather permitting. “They had planned to (install) it this week but the site is all wet,” says Nick Colucci, Director of Public Works for the Township of Brock. Now, so long as the rain holds off and … Continue reading Equipment to be installed at Gamebridge park

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lakeview Manor in Beaverton

This September, the community is invited to a picnic and wellness day on the grounds of Lakeview Manor to mark the golden anniversary of Beaverton’s long-term care home.  On Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Durham Region is partnering with Brock Community Health Centre to host the public celebration of the Manor’s 50th anniverary. Activities include a barbecue, children’s games, giveaways, demonstrations and … Continue reading Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lakeview Manor in Beaverton

Young advocate for mental health running through Brock

A 12-year-old boy is on his way to Brock as he runs from Barrie to Ottawa, all as an effort to raise funds for and awareness about youth mental health.   On day four of his journey, Zach, the young advocate behind ZachMakesTracks.ca, is running from Brechin to Brock on Wednesday (Aug. 16). The trip started on Sunday (Aug. 13) in Barrie and will conclude … Continue reading Young advocate for mental health running through Brock

Brock Township Public Library launches third annual amateur writing contest

Amateur writers are once again invited to put pen to paper for the Write this Way contest, hosted by Brock Township Public Library. The third annual Peg Baillie Amateur Writing Contest kicked off August 1 with submissions being accepted until Sept. 23. With three age categories — junior (Grade 7 and 8), Teen (Grade 9 to 12) and Adult — the contest invites all amateur … Continue reading Brock Township Public Library launches third annual amateur writing contest

Brock’s Big Bite is coming to Cannington

The seventh annual Brock’s Big Bite will span the streets of Cannington Saturday (Aug. 12) as residents and visitors enjoy the community festival. Starting at 2 p.m. and running until 7 p.m., the event offers something for everyone, including activities, vendors, an art show and a children’s area. Musical guests include The Wanted, covering blues, rock, country and bluegrass, ‘rock meets folk’ band West Hammock, … Continue reading Brock’s Big Bite is coming to Cannington

Registrations rolling in for Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride

Durham Region is inviting residents, visitors and avid cyclists to register and take part in the Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride on Aug. 26. Cyclists will be travelling from the shores of Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario, along the Beaver River Trail in Brock and a section of the Trans Canada Trail south to Ajax. Participants can experience the epic 95-km route or simply … Continue reading Registrations rolling in for Epic Lake to Lake Adventure Ride

Brock residents mourning the death of community icon Allan McPhail

Residents across the township are mourning the death of Second World War veteran, longtime educator and community icon Allan McPhail. Flags at the municipal office are at half-mast to honour the memory of the Cannington resident, who died Tuesday (Aug 1) at the age of 94. Known for his gruff voice and larger than life personality, McPhail dedicated his life to serving his community and … Continue reading Brock residents mourning the death of community icon Allan McPhail

Police issue trail safety reminder

The Durham Regional Police Service is asking residents to learn the rules of the road before riding ATVs, and to ensure they have proper permits and safety equipment. In a safety statement issued earlier this week, DRPS noted ATVs are the fastest growing recreational vehicle on the market. While riding an ATV can be a fun summertime activity, police say it can also be very … Continue reading Police issue trail safety reminder