Bikes in Bloom
Our signature project is the annual “Bikes in Bloom” along Highway #12. The bikes are a way to get traffic to slow down going through town. and discover the area at a slower pace. The bikes have been placed strategically and during the summer months they overflow with colourful flowers. Having the bicycle theme inspires physical activity, trails, recycling – all while adding beauty to the town.
The Scarecrow Festival
The Brechin Scarecrow Festival made its debut in 2016 and was such a success that it became an annual event. “50 Shades of Hay” was a Fall Celebration, taking place the Saturday before the Thanksgiving weekend. Something for everyone–games, a vendor’s market, hourly prize draws, music, demonstrations, food, a pumpkin patch and doggy parade made this event a must-attend. The public voted for their favourite scarecrow, and even had an opportunity to enter a scarecrow in the contest. The whole community got involved in this fun-filled event held at the Brechin Ball Park. The 2018 Brechin Scarecrow Festival was so successful that it outgrew our ability as volunteers to maintain the health & safety and regulatory provisions required going forward in future years. The decision was made that 2018 would be the last year for the Brechin Scarecrow Festival.
Adopt a Highway
In 2016, we adopted Highway 12 from Wild Wing at the south end to Concession 5 at the north end. We perform a Community Cleanup twice per year and invite the community to come out and help with the event. This year the clean up takes place April 30, 10am. We meet at the Ramara Township Offices parking lot, provide gloves and construction vests and go from there. We’d love you to join us.