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Home, Cottage & Country Show 2019

The Kawartha Home, Cottage & Country show is the PREMIER Marketing Showplace. The Kawartha Home, Cottage & Country Show has been in existence for 40 years, and was originally known as the Kawartha Home & Sportsman Show. It started at the Kinsman Centre and the show moved to the Evinrude Centre when it was built and has consistently attracted thousands of visitors each year.

Peterborough’s original – and STILL the largest – true Home Show is located east of Toronto and west of Ottawa, featuring over 150+ Home Show Exhibitors!


2019 Show Hours:

Friday April 5 – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday April 6 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday April 7 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Top 4 Cities to visit for St Patrick’s Day in Ireland


When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, Dublin is the place to be. As the capital, Dublin has the biggest and busiest party in the country. A carnival-style parade weaves its way through the streets. Planning on spending St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin? Make sure they arrive a few days before the 17th, as some celebrations start early.


Kilkenny is a alluring medieval city known for its majestic castle and historical architecture. While it is significantly smaller than Dublin, Kilkenny has a parade and plenty of pubs with flowing beer. With popular event for locals, this city may be more authentic than the touristic celebrations that take place in Dublin.


For a more low-key, traditional experience head over to Galway. Local’s and tourists alike flock to Temple Bar to celebrate with live music.


Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and will be action packed on Saint Patrick’s Day. Everything from parades to pop up markets to live music and more, plenty of organized activities that runs for three days (March 16th-18th).


Want to visit all 4? Contact us for specials on all inclusive tour packages.





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Discover Downtown Oshawa: Oshawa Travel Limited

By Garth Johns/Columnist

John Malia is simply passionate about the travel business.

From the moment you first engage with him it is obvious that his number one priority is to make sure you have a positive travel experience, no matter where you want to go or what you want to do when you get there.  John admits to having been “around the world” at least three times and has experienced almost everything that the world has to offer.

Oshawa Travel was originally founded in 1958 so, as a business, they go well beyond just knowing what they are doing.  They are a local leader in helping you with your travel needs.  Originally established as a means of organizing groups and tours, they have since branched out to look after every possible need from destination weddings, volunteerism tours and safaris to arranging the local soccer team making a tournament visit to Arizona.  Perhaps hiking or running are your interest.  Better yet, the all-important winery tour to Southern California or Europe.  You name it and Oshawa Travel can help you.  They can look after group needs for air fare, bus travel or cruises (river or traditional) tour guides and drivers and especially enjoy guiding you to and around the European continent.

John and his staff are happy to provide advice and counsel on where and when to go and what to do to get ready for your trip, including answering questions about visa needs and inoculations. Even if you only have a vague idea about what you want, after a few qualifying questions about your interests and budget, they are ready to be your guide. The staff are all very well informed and frankly, if they don’t have an immediate answer to any question you may have, they will find out for you.  Your happiness is their number one priority and Oshawa Travel prides itself on being reliable, knowledgeable and definitely service oriented.

Come and see John and his team at 74 Simcoe Street South in Downtown Oshawa.