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Christmas Traditions

Did you know that Christmas is now celebrated around the world, including by people who are not Christians? Gerry Bowler is an historian and the author of The World Encyclopedia of Christmas. Guest host Susan McReynolds talked to Gerry about the surprising evolution of Christmas.

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Winter Camping

Kevin Callan---AKA The Happy Camper---joined Wei to extol the virtues of winter camping. You can hear their conversation on the Ontario Morning podcast for December 22. And you can check out Kevin's Happy Camper website for all kinds of outdoor activities advice.

Festive season menus to accommodate everyone...

Gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan--what's the answer to all your guests' dietary needs at this festive time of the year? Check out Shannon Crocker's website for some easy-to-make answers.

Fundraisers for Syrian refugee family in Northumberland

Community Carol Sing

Under the direction of
Mitchell Cox, pianist and conductor
with guest soloist, Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor

Brighton Trinity St. Andrew's United Church
Sunday, December 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Grafton St. Andrew's United Church
Monday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Come, bring your family and friends and join your neighbours as we raise our voices in the songs of the season. There will be ample opportunities to sing-along, as well as to enjoy the talents of local choirs and musicians.

Admission is free!

A free-will offering will be taken, with proceeds gratefully accepted to help support the Syrian refugee sponsorship undertaken by the Grafton/Castleton United Churches. Donations will also be gladly received to benefit local food banks.

Skydiggers' "Angels" CD

Here's the link to the Skydiggers' website to learn more about the band's seasonal album "Angels".

Grey Bruce We CARE Project

Here's the link to the Grey Bruce We CARE Project.

Christmas Bird Counts

You can visit the websites for Barrie's Brereton Field Naturalists and
Bird Studies Canada for information about Christmas Bird Counts in your part of the province.

Could you adopt this dog?

Here's the website for the Peterborough Humane Society if you'd like to consider adopting the eight month-old, mixed breed dog named Grace.

Jester's Fun Factory in Fergus

Here's the link to the Jester's Fun Factory website.

The Best Of Shakespeare On Cinema Series

Here's a link to the Stratford Festival's The Best Of Shakespeare On Cinema Series.