Final arrangements are in place for the Maple Leaf Tour, 2012 edition, October 12-14. The meet hotel remains The Village Inn, 39 Queen Street, Lakefield, 1-800-827-5678 at $95.00 per room, breakfast included. We have 20 rooms on hold until one month prior to the event. Arrive early on Friday to enjoy the quaint shops of the village core. Dinner will be off the menu at the Thirsty Loon Pub in the hotel. It is quite reasonable and there is entertainment Friday evenings. Manager Tina tentatively has a local old-time fiddle group and step dancers booked for Friday, October 12. Sounds like a hoot! The Saturday tour will run north from Lakefield, likely into the Burleigh Falls and Buckhorn area. The actual route will be set through the summer as we determine what is actually happening that weekend. We plan to arrive mid afternoon at the Peterborough Museum and Archives which has an extensive and interesting area history display, very well presented. During October, the program in the Special Features Gallery is a 1,500 square foot traveling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum called "Fakes and Forgeries: Yesterday and Today". I know one of the curators who put this together and he is quite ex-cited about it. Bill and Linda Hooper have graciously invited all of us to lunch on their horse farm at Indian River about noon. We, of course, accepted and decided that considering a feed of pub grub at the Black Horse later, we should eat lightly. There will be rolls, cold meats, potato salad, cheese, vegetable and fruit trays, coffee, pop, and home-made desserts on the menu. We are adding $5 per person which is now included in the registration, making it $10 each, or $20 per couple. Dinner Saturday will be at the Black Horse Pub in Peterborough, which is only a few minutes from the hotel. They have an "easy listening" group in from 5 p.m. and a dance band from 9:30. Our group rate is $25.00 including tax but plus tip. Choices are roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding, seafood pasta (likely shrimp), Chicken Supreme or vegetarian. Includes soup or salad, potato, vegetable, table beverage and cheesecake. Help us maintain fast service by marking your choice on the registration form. We have parking set up in the City Hall lot, one-half block north of the pub.
For more information please contact Verne at 705-454-3854