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Maple Leaf Tour 2015 shaping up to be premier fall event

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Written by  03 September 2015
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Have you registered for the 2015 Maple Leaf Tour in Peterborough? We have provided a convenient form below so you can pre-select meals as our food providers are small family restaurants and can't handle order-off-the-menu for a group our size. They really need a pretty good idea of numbers. Plan to arrive by early Friday after-noon and I will take a group to the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Museum about 2 p.m. This is a small but very well done diorama of the Canadian ecological zones along with artifact display rooms. It is a few minutes drive from the hotel and costs $5 each. We will leave Friday dinner as your option. There are many restaurants within walking distance and all the menus will be at our registration table. The Saturday driving tour has been reversed to better suit a presentation. We will leave the hotel by 9 a.m. to arrive at Petroglyph Parks by 10.

Admission to Petroglyphs Park: Per Vehicle: $14.50, Seniors $11.50, Disabled $7.25. (Unfortunately, there is no staging area to pack everyone into three cars.) 

They have an excellent new Visitor Centre which includes a 20-minute introduction on film and many interesting displays. The glyphs themselves are now under a huge glass structure as protection from weathering. At 11 a.m. a park ranger will interpret the meaning of the figures but the message itself is not specific — you fill in the details according to your own beliefs. Our scheduled ranger has First Nations blood and is very informative. This is an active religious site and is used regularly by the Elders and Members of the Curve Lake First Nation, who are worthy to walk among the words of the Ancestors. We are restricted to the surrounding walk-ways. The day we visited, the stone altar and offerings remained from a previous ceremony. Lunch will be at Honey's Diner in Greater Metropolitan Woodview, a very good family eatery which is licensed. Please select from the special menu items listed on the registration form below. We will visit East of Eden, a rambling antique shop housed in various buildings including a former church. Michael has a collection of old trucks on the grounds but is not restoring them. East of Eden and Honey's Diner pretty much make up Woodview. 

We’ll return along the east bank of the Otonabee River an d Little Lake. For Saturday dinner we have selected The Pizza Factory which is actually Greek, a long-time Peterborough favourite a few doors from the hotel. Fixed price of $21.95 plus/plus includes soup or salad, garlic bread, choice of 2 or 3 desserts and table beverage. Again, this is a family run eatery so we have a limited menu: chicken Parmesan (2 breasts) with roast or f.f. potato, Greek fish (sole stuffed with crab) on rice with potato, or penne with broccoli and smoked ham in Alfredo sauce topped with Mozzarella and cheddar. Please make your choice on the registration form. They are seriously good! 

Hotel is the Quality Inn, 1074 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough. (705) 748-6801/1-877-316-9949/ 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   We have 20 rooms on hold until Sept. 1 at $79. per night. Price includes break-fast and reserved Studebaker parking. Please advise of any special needs.

MAPLE LEAF TOUR REGISTRATION Oct. 2-4, 2015 

NAME(S) _________________________________________________________ 

VEHICLE TO EXPECT _____________________________________________ 

SATURDAY LUNCH: Fish ‘n’ Chips - Small $6.99_____ Large $9.99 _____ 

Shepherd’s Pie - Small $10.95_____ Large $13.95 ______ 

Soup ‘n’ Salad $11.45 ______ 

SATURDAY SUPPER: Chicken Parmesan __ Greek Fish __ Penne ___ 

Our Registration fee (enclosed) at $5.00 per person: $___________ 

 

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