Must, Must, Must

Must say Thanks

Two of our long standing advertisers have reached significant milestones this year – Rousseau’s Fine Furniture & Interior Design is celebrating an impressive 90 years in business, and perennial favourite of Northumberland bibliophiles, Furby House Books in Port Hope, has reached 30 years. In these days of faceless, corporate stores and retail business struggling to even make it to a decade, it’s wonderful to see the support, success and strength of these two iconic businesses. And thanks for being a part of the Watershed family for the past 19 years.


Must Honour

Canadians are being asked to blanket the country in bright orange Liberation75 tulips in honour of the 75th anniversary of liberation of the Netherlands. The goal of the Liberation75 Tulip initiative is to commemorate the 1.1 million Canadians who served in the Second World War by planting 1.1 million bulbs from coast to coast to coast. The proceeds of the initiative are in support of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Canadian Tulip Festival and commemorative services across the country. Liberation75 Tulip bulbs

Must Swoon

We always knew that Dahlia May Flower Farm was a special place (see Watershed’s Winter 2017 issue) and now the rest of Canada can experience this swoon-worthy, gloriously local and fresh-as-a-ranunculus flower farm. Hats off to Melanie and her hard-working team for being named one of the Top 10 Stunning Flower Farms to visit across Canada by CBC’s Travel section and for helping put female agri-entrepreneurs and the City of Quinte West firmly on the map.

photograph by Ashley Slessor Photography

Must Compete

One of the most talked about culinary events of the year – Canada’s Great Kitchen Party: A Celebration of Canadian Excellence – boasts a lineup of our nation’s best, brightest and most culinarily adept, including none other than Elliot Reynolds from the Bloomfield Public House. On Thursday, October 3rd, Elliot will compete against Toronto’s best chefs with the hopes of bringing a hearty dollop of Prince Edward County and a side of cheer from Bloomfield to the winning podium.

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party
October 3, Metro Toronto Convention Hall


Must be Inspired

Gone are the days when a science fair project consisted of raiding your parent’s pantry for rudimentary supplies. Two high school students from Brighton, Hana Haytaoglu and Hannah Mac Ausland, have upped the science project game considerably and will be traveling to Abu Dhabi at the end of September to showcase their biodegradable plastic at the International Science Fair. This global competition aims to develop and encourage a scientific culture among youth and brings together the best and the brightest young scientists from over 60 countries. September 24 – 26

Must Celebrate

This is one fundraiser you do not want to miss. Horizons of Friendship brings together some of our favourite authors, Elizabeth Hay, Lisa Moore and Charlotte Gray in honour of the 25th Anniversary of Writers and Friends. CBC Radio’s Paul Kennedy – he of the soothing voice and pro vocative questions – will moderate the event at Victoria Hall in Cobourg. Proceeds go toward Horizons of Friendship programs in Central America and Mexico.

25th Anniversary of Writers and Friends
Sunday, September 15th, Doors open at 1:30 pm and program starts at 2:00 pm
Victoria Hall, Cobourg.
Tickets are $40 and include a tax receipt.
Tickets available by phone 905-372-5483 x 10, in person at Horizons of Friendship (50 Covert St, Cobourg) or at Furby House Books (65 Walton St, Port Hope), or online at

[Fall 2019 departments]