Norfolk County, Ontario

What is Norfolk County, Ontario known for?


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in downtown Simcoe and operated by the Norfolk Historical Society, which formed in 1900, the museum is renowned for its collections of artwork by the late William Edgar Cantelon and Eva Brook Donly. Here, you can see Dr. Troyer's infamous witch trap, Abigail Becker's gold medal presented to her for having rescued stranded sailors in 1854, an original Van Norman stove and much more. The museum also has an extensive archival collection of local genealogical historical material, including photographs, diaries


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of the Road Tour Retrieved November 14, 2013. Boating Norfolk County is also known for its attraction to boaters and fishers. The small village in Norfolk County, Turkey Point, is known for having the largest freshwater marina in Canada, MacDonald Turkey Point Marina. All summer long, thousands travel from Turkey Point to Pottahawk Point to party.


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Pumpkinbowl football game at Waterford District High School. The Donnybrook Fair in Walsh is an annual two-day event. The fair has been held every year from 1857 until the present, making 2007 the 150th Fair. This mid-September event involves the children of Walsh Public School and St. Michael's School (Saint Michael's School (Simcoe-Walsh)) entering projects and many agricultural commodities, grown locally, for prize money and ribbons. More than $1200 was paid to the elementary


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Summary Unlike the majority of Haldimand or Norfolk County, Nanticoke a highly industralized community. Its industries supply up to 4000MW of electric energy to Southern Ontario through the Nanticoke Generating Station. This community is southeast of Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario) in neighbouring Norfolk County (Norfolk County, Ontario) and south of Brantford (Brantford, Ontario). Nanticoke's residential area is bordered on the west by the Nanticoke Industrial Park, home to the U. S. Steel Canada Lake Erie Works (Stelco Lake Erie Works) and a number of smaller businesses, including Nelson Steel, Charles Jones Industrial , ESM, and Air Products. The neighbouring Esso Refinery Nanticoke on the northeast, and the Nanticoke Generating Station on the southeast are not part of the Industrial Park land, although this is frequently confused due to their proximity.


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children in 2006. The fair has grown every year with the help of many volunteers. Fundraising events are held all year to finance the fair. These events include an annual barbecue dance, a Victoria Day brunch, food booths at every "Friday the 13th" event in Port Dover, and numerous raffles. The most popular event at each fair is the demolition derby. These were sponsored for a long time by the Horsepower Unlimited Car Club from Simcoe but are now sponsored by the Vittoria & St


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and provides a variety of events, including concerts, public meetings, community fund raisers, dance recitals, workshops, band rehearsals and classes. Annually, more than 36000 people now attend events at Lighthouse Theatre. In addition to enriching the cultural fabric of Norfolk and beyond, Lighthouse bolsters the local economy, drawing tourists from out of town who then dine, shop and stay over in the community. Waterford's Old Town Hall is home to many local theatre

, an open air museum featuring a historic grist mill and a nature center, is a National Historic Site (National Historic Site of Canada). Festivities Port Dover is the location of a biker rally which takes place every Friday the 13th. Simcoe is well known for annual community events including the Rotary Friendship Festival (Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival), Simcoe Panorama, and the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show, Canada's largest County


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of commercial sail as well as Lake Erie shipwrecks, ship building, Long Point, the War of 1812 and other aspects of lakeside life in this community. The museum is also active in the preservation and presentation of local folklore and living traditions, particularly in the areas of fishing and lakeside history. Since 2002, the museum has been the home to a collection of artifacts from the 1852 wreck of the steamer Atlantic. Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum The Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum is located in Waterford's best known industrial landmarks “The Pickle Factory”. The museum exhibits the social, industrial, and agricultural history of the area through the use of interactive and engaging exhibits. Eva Brook Donly Museum The Eva Brook Donly Museum is a Victorian-period historic house museum that has been featuring displays of local history since it first opened in 1946. Located in downtown Simcoe and operated by the Norfolk Historical Society, which formed in 1900, the museum is renowned for its collections of artwork by the late William Edgar Cantelon and Eva Brook Donly. Here, you can see Dr. Troyer's infamous witch trap, Abigail Becker's gold medal presented to her for having rescued stranded sailors in 1854, an original Van Norman stove and much more. The museum also has an extensive archival collection of local genealogical historical material, including photographs, diaries, wills, legal papers, vital statistics, maps and more. Teeterville Pioneer Museum The Teeterville Pioneer Museum is a museum devoted to pioneer (Settler) life in the 19th century. It includes antique farm equipment as well as home and garden tools. Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre The Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre displays the agricultural (agriculture) and cultural history of the former township. Despite a province-wide smoking ban, the museum still guarantees its patrons the benefits of viewing the artistry and science of tobacco farming during the ''Golden Years'' of growing tobacco. It is located near Quances Dam. There is also a park nearby that is enjoyed by the local residents for picnics, barbecues, and for walking around with. It is closed on Sundays and major holidays. Backus Mill Heritage and Conservation Centre The Backus Mill Heritage and Conservation Centre, an open air museum featuring a historic grist mill and a nature center, is a National Historic Site (National Historic Site of Canada). Festivities Summary Unlike the majority of Haldimand or Norfolk County, Nanticoke a highly industralized community. Its industries supply up to 4000MW of electric energy to Southern Ontario through the Nanticoke Generating Station. This community is southeast of Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario) in neighbouring Norfolk County (Norfolk County, Ontario) and south of Brantford (Brantford, Ontario). Nanticoke's residential area is bordered on the west by the Nanticoke Industrial Park, home to the U. S. Steel Canada Lake Erie Works (Stelco Lake Erie Works) and a number of smaller businesses, including Nelson Steel, Charles Jones Industrial , ESM, and Air Products. The neighbouring Esso Refinery Nanticoke on the northeast, and the Nanticoke Generating Station on the southeast are not part of the Industrial Park land, although this is frequently confused due to their proximity.


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12&cid 1005991 ''Dennis Horseradish Inc'' at Norfolk Farms The area also has an active greenhouse industry. Despite this, farmers have asked governments to reduce the financial losses of moving away from profitable tobacco operations. A significant natural feature of Norfolk is Long Point (Long Point, Ontario), a 40 kilometre (25 mi) spit of land projecting into Lake Erie. It plays an important part in eastern North American bird migration, and was designated


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townships thumb right 230px Map of Norfolk County from 1877, showing historical townships. (Image:Norfolk1880.PNG) Prior to its amalgamation with Haldimand in 1974, Norfolk consisted of eight townships (Township (Canada)). Walsingham was originally one township, but had been split into North and South Walsingham in 1881. Although no longer political entities, the historical townships are still used informally and in some government maps as convenient geographical divisions. class


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play at Talbot Gardens in Simcoe. The Norfolk Harvesters RFC of the Niagara Rugby Union are a competitive rugby football club that operates both a men's and women's senior rugby teams. The Club was established in 2001 and has already won division championships in 2003, 2004, and 2007. The Club's current home is the rugby pitch at Waterford's Hellyer Memorial Park. The Port Dover Sailors, are a junior hockey team which play in Waterford and Port Dover. Education Public schools in Norfolk County are administered by the Grand Erie District School Board. The board maintains 16 public elementary schools and five public high schools in Norfolk: *Boston Public School *Courtland Public School *Delhi Public School (Delhi Public School (Ontario)) *Doverwood Public School *Elgin Avenue Public School *Houghton Public School *Langton Public School *Lynndale Heights Public School *Port Rowan Public School *Teeterville Public School *Walsh Public School *Waterford Public School *West Lynn Public School *Windham Central Public School *Simcoe Composite School *Delhi District Secondary School *Port Dover Composite School *Valley Heights Secondary School *Waterford District High School The board also administers Sprucedale Secondary School, a facility for young offenders. Separate schools Separate schools are administered by the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, which maintains seven elementary schools and one high school: *Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School *Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic School (Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board) *Sacred Heart Catholic School (Sacred Heart Catholic School (Norfolk County, Ontario)) *St. Cecilia's Catholic School (St. Cecilia's Catholic School (Norfolk County, Ontario)) *St. Mary's Catholic School *St. Frances Cabrini Catholic School (Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic School) *St. Joseph's Catholic School (St. Joseph's School (Simcoe)) *St. Michael's Catholic School (Saint Michael's School (Simcoe-Walsh)) *Holy Trinity Catholic High School (Holy Trinity Catholic High School (Simcoe, Ontario)) There is also a separate school administered by the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud *Ecole Elementaire Catholic Sainte-Marie in the former building of the St. Mary's Catholic Elementary School and Laval 65, the predecessor to the school. Defunct These eleven elementary schools once taught residents of Norfolk County. Many of these school closed down between the 1950s to the early 2000s as a result of changing municipal and provincial policies towards the funding of education: *Doan's Hollow Public School *Lynedoch Public School *North Public School *Nixon Public School *Port Dover Public School *Port Ryerse School *Simcoe Lions School *South Public School *St. Williams Public School *Walsingham Public School *Forestville Public School Vittoria Public School Media Featuring Norfolk In 2004 the documentary film ''Tobacco's Last Stand'' was released which highlighted the effect on tobacco production on the region. CM Magazine:Tobacco's Last Stand Radio Simcoe has its own radio station, CHCD-FM, And the area is otherwise served by media in Erie (Erie, Pennsylvania) (Pennsylvania), Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio) (Ohio), Buffalo (Buffalo, New York) (New York), and some radio stations from Toronto are also often receivable. Newspapers *''The Silo'' www.thesilo.ca *''The Simcoe Reformer'' *''The Delhi News-Record'' *''Norfolk News'' Notable residents *Musician Rick Danko from The Band, *Hockey players Rick Wamsley, *Rob Blake, *Jassen Cullimore, *Dwayne Roloson, *Nelson Emerson, *Local swimmer Annaleise Carr , *Hall of famer Red Kelly, *Former Minister of Agriculture (Minister of Agriculture (Canada)) and Liberal MP Bob Speller lives with his family in the community of Villa Nova, just east of Waterford. *Shane Bergman, CFL player Demographics The population in 2011 was 63,175; and was projected to reach 87,488 people by the year 2056. Summary Unlike the majority of Haldimand or Norfolk County, Nanticoke a highly industralized community. Its industries supply up to 4000MW of electric energy to Southern Ontario through the Nanticoke Generating Station. This community is southeast of Simcoe (Simcoe, Ontario) in neighbouring Norfolk County (Norfolk County, Ontario) and south of Brantford (Brantford, Ontario). Nanticoke's residential area is bordered on the west by the Nanticoke Industrial Park, home to the U. S. Steel Canada Lake Erie Works (Stelco Lake Erie Works) and a number of smaller businesses, including Nelson Steel, Charles Jones Industrial , ESM, and Air Products. The neighbouring Esso Refinery Nanticoke on the northeast, and the Nanticoke Generating Station on the southeast are not part of the Industrial Park land, although this is frequently confused due to their proximity.

Norfolk County, Ontario

'''Norfolk County''' is a rural single-tier municipality (Census divisions of Ontario#Single-tier municipalities) on the north shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern (Southwestern Ontario) Ontario, Canada.

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