Monthly Archives: May 2016

Two Former Trails Combine Forces


Northern Wellington & Southern Grey, ON – Explore the Simpler Life in the rural areas of Minto, Southgate and Wellington North. Discover butter tart flavours & inspirations. Experience a showcase of local food, handcrafted items, producers and business related to the horse & buggy culture. You may even chance upon the opportunity to have a buggy ride. How sweet is that!


Butter Tarts and Buggies: Explore the Simpler Life, is a new tourism experience developed in partnership with the Town of Minto and Townships of Southgate and Wellington North. The experience combines The Butter Tart Trail with the Mennonite Culture of the former Horse and Buggy Trail. This new exciting offering promotes butter tart bakers, butter tart inspired items and related products including maple syrup. Explore Mennonite Cultural offerings, local food at the farm, restaurants, retail stores, local handcrafted items and the equine industry.


Visitors will enjoy the opportunity for an old fashioned Mennonite horse and buggy ride through a working Mennonite farm and along scenic backroads. There are numerous farm experiences that include alpaca shearing, wagon rides and the opportunity to visit friendly critters. The tastes will amaze you with dozens of varieties of butter tarts and inspired products like pies, sundaes, trifle and waffles. There are even special butter tart doggy treats locally made and sourced. Talented local artist works will awe you.


Butter Tarts & Buggies: Explore the Simpler Life new brochure will be available on Saturday, May 28th in conjunction with the Taste Real Spring Wellington Rural Romp (  – a self-guided tour of farms, markets and local food retailers. More information can be found at

For more information or to express interest in joining our FAM Tour in June, please contact any of the following:

Belinda Wick-Graham                                                   Glenn Walker  
Business & Economic Manager                                  Economic Development Officer
Town of Minto 519-338-2511 Ext 241                       Township of Southgate 519-377-5057                              

April Marshall
Tourism, Marketing & Promotion Manager
Township of Wellington North 519-848-3620 Ext 30

Scheduled Power Interruption – Sunday May 15th

Mount Forest & Holstein
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
6:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The electricity supply to the Town of Mount Forest and Village of Holstein needs to be switched off for Hydro One workers to safely work on electrical equipment.
During this time, Wellington North Power Inc. will undertake line maintenance activity.
This planned power outage is scheduled for five (5) hours.
Wellington North Power Inc. apologizes for any inconvenience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (519) 323-1710 or e-mail

Let’s help people afflicted with MS

For a lot of people living with MS, driving their car is an act of independence. This weekend, you can play a small part in ensuring people living with MS are a full part of their communities.

Visit a Mr. Lube location from May 6-8 to get an oil change, and a $2 donation will go toward ending MS in Canada on behalf of Mr. Lube.

“When I had to quit work due to my MS, my world got infinitely smaller and I felt isolated. My husband and I live about 25 kilometres outside of the city, and there’s no transportation services available here for people like me. He’s a truck driver and works nights, which means he sleeps for the majority of the day and is often unable to take me out. I couldn’t imagine what I would do if I was unable to drive. So much of my freedom and happiness comes from being able to go into the city to my MS support groups, shop, and visit my oldest daughter and beautiful grandchildren.

Most days I use a cane to keep myself stable because of the weakness and pain I have in my legs, which I can’t control. I’ve fallen a couple times and would hate to do it in public. I’m so grateful that I’m still able to drive it gives me a sense of liberty, and I hope it won’t be taken away from me if my MS progresses.”

– Denise, diagnosed with MS in 2010

When you visit a Mr. Lube this weekend, you will allow people like Denise to keep their independence by enabling ongoing research into things like progressive MS, vitamin D, pediatric MS, diet and exercise and mesenchymal stem cells.

Thank you for joining the fight to end MS!

Mr. Lube
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