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lakeshoreLakeshore Recreation’s Karen Fehr (left) was promoting many activities at Lakeshore, including the free walking initiative, with Pickleball Ambassadors Angela Hupalo and Marcia Hesse at the Spirng/Summer Leisure Fair, March 7.

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Residents were making plans for the seasons ahead and signing up for activities at the annual Spring/Summer Leisure Fair hosted by the Town of Saugeen Shores March 7 at the Plex in Port Elgin. Twenty-five vendors from Saugeen Shores and various locations along the Bruce Peninsula set up shop in the Rotary Hall to inform attendees about what is available with everything from adventure camps and fitness centres to dance classes and educational activities up for grabs.

“We have a nice mix of adult and children's activities for the spring and summer,” said Heather Lorenz, Marketing & Programs Coordinator with the Town of Saugeen Shores. “In the past our Leisure Fairs were predominantly geared towards children’s activities and as our community continues to grow we’ve noticed that adults want to be active too, and we’ve encouraged many of our local gyms and art groups to come out to our events as well and share their registrations,” she said.

New businesses and activity booths on hand included Topp Performance, Saugeen Shores Ball Hockey, and Port Elgin Montessori Preschool; while some longstanding businesses and organizations took part such as Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation promoting their Gran Fondo fundraiser and Lakeshore Recreation promoting their new free walking initiative held Monday to Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Still the longest line at the Leisure Fair, the aquatic registration seemed less daunting than in years past, with Lorenz crediting online registration with alleviating some of the pressure. “Our online registration numbers have been really, really high this year. While we have [an aquatics] line up downstairs, it’s maybe a little bit faster than it’s been in previous years.

The Town of Saugeen Shores is working alongside Camps with Kids to include summer programming all summer long. Those looking to sign up for spring lacrosse, ball hockey or camps such as Circus Camp, can do so here: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/saugeenshores/Activity_Search

ball hockeyRepresenting the newly established Saugeen Shores Ball Hockey league were Troy Courneyea (left) and Jeff Carr. Ball Hockey will be played at the Plex on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning in May, 2018.

wormCo-Director of Bruce Peninsula’s Celtic Camp, “Worm”, (it’s a camp thing) has been at the Saugeen Shores Spring/Summer Leisure Fair for the past four years.

plexThere were 25 booths that filled the Rotary Hall at the Plex during the Spring/Summer Leisure Fair, March 7.

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