|Why go south when you can live here?Thursday, October 19, 2017|
Southwestern Ontario, especially along the north shore of Lake Erie, is a unique corner of Canada. Because of its southerly latitude and the climate modifying effects of shallow Lake Erie, it has a climate and vegetation unlike that anywhere else in Canada. In fact, they refer to the tall deciduous forests as "Carolinian" because of their similarity to the Carolinas in the U.S.
It is often referred to as the "banana belt" because of this climate. Of course no bananas grow, but you'll see trees like cottonwoods and other more southerly species. At point Pelee, the southern tip of mainland Canada, the GPS shows a latitude of 41 degrees roughly the latitude of Istanbul, Rome, Barcelona and northern California.
So now you know....the rest of the story :)
|David's Restaurant...Within Walking Distance ;)Wednesday, October 18, 2017|
Tuesday Night Date Night
Two Dine for $60.00
Featuring half price bottles of house wine
$3 Oysters (Raw or Rockefeller) (Double Olive Lounge)
Beverage and Lounge Appetizer just $13 (Double Olive Lounge)
Half Price Lounge Appetizers - after 9pm (Double Olive Lounge)
Friday and Saturday Nights
Live Entertainment at 8pm
Price Fixed Menu - all day - $38
169 New Lakeshore Road 519-583-0706
See you all there..reserve well in advance for date night to avoid disapointment
|The Medical Centre Comes to Dover Coast!Wednesday, October 18, 2017|
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|Store Your Toys for Free!Wednesday, October 18, 2017|
Dover Coast is happy to announce that the indoor recreational vehicle storage facility is operational and that all new purchasers are entitled to three years free.
|Pickle Ball Courts in Full SwingWednesday, October 18, 2017|
I am thrilled to announce that Dover Coast is the first adult resort style community to have Pickle Ball!
Our courts are in full swing this summer. What is pickle ball everyone asks? Well it is a game created with one thing in mind: fun. It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you're five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. It is played on a court that is a quarter the size of a tennis court with special paddles that look similar to a table tennis paddle only larger and the ball is similar to a wiffle ball only smaller. It is widely played in the southern states and many communities there are switching their tennis courts over to pickle ball. We are with them on that one. Our residents are busy either teaching those who have never played or running out to buy their paddles to learn. Just one more example of our community coming together to enjoy life.
|Lake Side Infinity DeckTuesday, October 17, 2017|
The developer has outdone himself on this one! I am proud to say that the construction of this deck is on par with the high quality of the homes we are building. A lot of thought and planning went into it and it shows. The three tiered lake side infinity deck was much anticipated and well worth the wait. This beautiful huge stone structure gives an amazing view of majestic Lake Erie with lovely glass walls to allow an uninterrupted view even on those windy summer days. A wonderful 30 foot swim dock with stairs and a ladder was also built on the shore for easy access into the warm waters. Even better is the fact that these amenities are for the prefered use of our residents, (not open to the public). I know someone who will be coming in a little early each morning to enjoy the quiet of the lake before a hectic day in the office. Life is good in Dover Coast! Come and join us :)
|Friday the 13th Port DoverThursday, October 12, 2017|
Join the Kinsmen Club of Port Dover tomorrow at the Molson Main stage located at the corner of Main and Walker Streets from 11 am until 1 am for FREE live music all day.
A few of the bands playing will be Flash Johsnon, The Rebneys, Rag Doll, Bayou Boys (CCR tribute band)
Back in Black (AC/DC tribute band) Both tribute bands are back by popular demand!
Vendors are already setting up and from the looks of it there will be a lot of great shopping and eating.
Shuttles will be open and running into town from 8am Friday to 4 am Saturday morning. Cost is $10.00 per person, children under 16 are free. Funds raised will go to the Port Dover Skating Club and Cystic Fibrosis Canada. There will be no vehicles allowed in town.
Weather looks great for this time of year with a high of 19 degrees expected for the day!
Bikers or people watchers...everyone is welcome!!
See you all there
|Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show October 3rd to 9thSaturday, September 2, 2017|
The Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show is an annual agricultural fair that takes place in the town of Simcoe.
This fair has been runnning since 1840 on the 48 acre complex and is considered to be the fourth largest fair in Ontario. It has repeatedly been named as on of the Top 100 Festivals in Ontario. More than half a million visitors come to the fairgrounds each year to enjoy craft exhibits, agricultural displays, food vendors, art demonstrations, talent competitions, midway rides and more.
Friday October 6th Canadian Country superstar Tim Hicks will take the stage to the delight of everyone. Concert tickets go on sale Monday August 14th. Concert tickets are sold separately from the grounds tickets.
Buy your fair tickets early and save! Tickets can be purchased at Roulston's Pharmacy in Port Dover or online at norfolkcountyfair.ca or 519-426-7280
1 Day Advance Pass $10.00
1 Day All Day Rides $28.00
7 Day Admission Pass $48.00
7 Day Parking Pass $28.00
Kids (ages 5 & under) always free
NO PETS ALLOWED ON FAIRGROUNDS
| Beer Stock in Powel Park -Saturday September 30thSaturday, September 2, 2017|
Beerstock is an open air food and drink sampling event in the heart of Port Dover. Sample craft beers, local wine & cider, and try some delicious and interesting food from Norfolk County vendors. Live music and lawn games all day long!
Beerstock is a cash only, rain or shine event. General admission $25.00
Must be 19+ to attend.
VIP PACKAGE - HOPS & TREETOPS $110.00
Start you day out right with a delicious breakfast of crepes and coffee at The Crepe House. From there, Norfolk County's tour experts at Ride the Bine will transport you to and from Radical Lines Aerial Adventure Park for your own adventure through their ropes courses. You will be dropped off at Powel Park where the fun will continue at Beerstock 2017!
Tickets available at eventbrite.ca
|Norfolk Studio Tour Save the Date!Friday, August 11, 2017|
The Norfolk Studio Tour is a two day self-guided tour of artist's studios across Norfolk County. New artists and new studios! 36 artists and 25 studios. September 16th and 17th. Studios are open from 10am - 5pm. For more information go to norfolkstudiotour.com
|World Class South Coast Jazz August 18 - 20Wednesday, July 19, 2017|
August 18th to the 20th will see Simcoe, Port Dover and Turkey Point once again host South Coast Jazz. Enjoy wine and food paired with world-class music. Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Rob Pitch, Mark Kelso, Bill King, Red Hot Ramble, Dee Dee and the Dirty Martini's, Colin Hunter, Joe Sealy, Avery Raquel, Jeanine Mackie, Latin, Soul, R&B, Jazz Blues and much more.
Tickets and more information can be found at southcoastjazz.com. Purchase before July 30th for reserved seating and arrive to find your name on your chair! 3 day GA passes are available starting at $39.00!
Stay and play in beautiful Norfolk County, Ontario's Garden!
|RAM Rodeo Returns to NorfolkFriday, July 14, 2017|
Enjoy two full days of roping and steer wrestling plus other family activities. Last summer saw around 3,500 people come to Timmermans Ranch to watch 200 competitors show off their skills in events like bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing and pole bending. This year will include a free kids rodeo and halftime sheep scramble! A line dancing show on Saturday will be followed up by a birds of prey demonstration on Sunday. Overnight camping, live music and local craft beer and cider in the beer tent complete the experience.
The event will be held Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th from 10am to 8pm at 2454 Nixon Road in Nixon ON. Advance tickets are available online at www.snapd.ca. They can also be purchased at the door for 20.00 adult and 15.00 youth/senior.
For more information visit norfolkramrodeo.ca or find Ram Rodeo on Facebook.
Whatever you do...have fun in Norfolk!
|Celebrate Canadas 150th Dover Style!Thursday, June 29, 2017|
Schedule of Events
Soap Box Derby on McNab Street Hill
Children 8-14 years old
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
Homes and Business Decorating
Judging of best decorated homes and business
Grand Champion Award $50.00
To register call board of trade 519-583-1314
Enjoy the boat parade from the pier. Commercial, work boats
and pleasure craft are decorated and judges with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
plaques awarded. A party to the end!
Legion Open House
Port Dover Royal Canadian Legion on Market Street is having an open house.
Hot dogs available
11:15 am registration
Canine Classic Dog Show
All breed canine classic dog show
in Powell Park
Judging at 12:00 noon in various categories
1:30 pm Best Adult Costume or Clown
participants assemble for judging by 1:30 at 1 Clifford Street
Grand prize for best clown $50.00
Best Adult costume $50 - $30
Best Costume $10 - $5
Best Child and Pet $10 - $5
Parade Float Categories
Best Canada 150 Anniversary Float $150.
Most Outstanding Float or Vehicle $100.
Best Decorated Commercial Float $100.
Best Decorated Non-Commercial Float $100 $50 $50
Best Organization/Club Float $100. $50. $50.
2:00 Calithumpian Parade Starts
New 2017 parade route due to construction
12:00 noon assemble at parade start area at Upper St. George Street
12:30 pm Float judging begins
2:00 pm Parade starts
Evening Fun at Silver Park
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Palominos with play
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Feds will play
Free admission if wearing a Port Dover Canada Day button or $2.00 at the gate
10:00 pm Fireworks at Silver Lake Park
Be Proud and Join us to Celebrate Canada Day here in Port Dover
|Awesome evening at Radical Lines!Saturday, June 10, 2017|
Just when I thought I had done all the amazing things there are to do in Port Dover...this happens. After a long week getting ready to host Doors Wide Open 2017 I get invited to join friends to celebrate a birthday. I had no idea what was coming...I was only told to wear sneakers? Well the surprise was "Radical Lines" in the middle of the woods!!! It is an amazing combination of zip lining and rope and platform repelling that will challenge your wits, strength, agility and courage in safe and beautiful surroundings. Our guide Jack Stoneman was awesome. He made us feel completely at ease up in the tree tops in this old stretch of Carolinian forest. The scenery was breathtaking and the experience was unforgettable. Want to be a hero?, bring the grandkids to take on the kids course!!! This is a "must do" when in Port Dover. radicallines.com 321 Radical Road. 519-429-2706. Thanks Jack, we'll be back!
|Get Your Golf Shoes On And Get Out Here!Saturday, April 29, 2017|
The Links at Dover Coast is kicking off the golfing season with an Open House Social today. A full nine holes are now being played including the 10th and the 18th. Construction is continuing as weather permits on the front 9 set of holes. We have completed the drainage on the 1st hole adjacent to highway 6 and are currently beginning the irrigation of it. Holes 2, 3 and 9 are in various stages of completion.
Early this spring our primary earth moving contractor will be coming on site to excavate the last golf pond on the course. Once this material is moved we will have the foundation of another two holes. These are two par threes numbered 4 and 8. With tremendous effort we may be in a position to have these holes seeded in the fall along with 2, 3 and 9.
Please go to "golfatdovercoast.com" for more golf and pickle ball information.
To book a tee time please contact The Links at Dover Coast Pro Shop at 519-583-2118
|The 20th Annual Port Dover Perch Derby Monday, April 24, 2017|
The 20th Annual Port Dover Perch Derby begins Saturday April 29th and runs until Saturday May 13th, 2017. The lake will be teeming with $23,000 worth of tagged perch just waiting to be caught. Prizes will include a Naden aluminum boat, 9.9 Suzuki motor and EZ Loader Trailer. Adults (18 and over) $20.00, Intermediates (age 13-17) $10.00 and Juniors (age 12 and under) $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at Bridge Yachts, Stoney's Home Hardware, Fisherman's Catch Restaurant, The Dover Dairy Bar, Hovercraft Marine Store, and Tan Mar Shoppe. Join in the fun at the Cast Off Party on Friday April 28th at 6:30 pm at the community centre. There will be a wing buffet, music, games for the kids and early bird prize draws! Good luck!
|Dover Coast Raises the Bar Again!Sunday, February 5, 2017|
Dover Coast Homes likes to stay ahead of the curve, so we have chosen to make a few changes to "our" building code.
Our homes will now offer air conditioning, and upgraded insulation in the walls above grade and in the basement as standard features. This will ensure an even more comfortable and economical living environment for our residents. The exterior walls above grade will go from R22 to R29.5 and the basement walls will go from R12 to R20. 2017 will also see engineered hardwood flooring on the main floor as per plan become a standard feature to everyones delight!
These changes are included in our pricing and can be viewed on the schedule found under the heading "HOMES".
The team at Dover Coast continues to provide you with the highest energy efficient homes possible at a price that you can easily afford.
|Five New Doctors and a New Medical CentreThursday, February 2, 2017|
Five new doctors are joining the Port Dover Health and Wellness Centre scheduled to open Fall of 2017. Construction of the centre, estimated to cost between $2.5 and $3 million, is expected to start shortly on Barrett Court in the Dover Coast Development. Roads have been put in and water and sewer installation is complete. The 16,640 sq. ft. facility will have room for eight doctors plus other specialists. In November, Dr Alison Malo opened her new practice in the current medical centre on St. George Street. Two other doctors will be joining her, one in February and one in March. Two more will make the move when the new centre opens. Life at Dover Coast just keeps getting better and better!
|New Year's Eve Party!Friday, December 30, 2016|
Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Happy New Year's Party with the Atkinson Brothers on December 31st from
8:00 pm to 1:00 am. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Dancing, party favours and light buffet.
Port Dover Legion 212 Market Street East, Port Dover, ON
|Polar Bear Plunge and New Year's Day LeveeFriday, December 30, 2016|
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
The Polar Bear Plunge takes place at 1:00 pm at the main beach out front of The Beach House Restaurant. Come and join in the fun the water is fine! or dress warm, bring your coffee and cheer everyone on. Once back on dry land head over to the Port Dover Harbour Museum for the Captain's New Year's Day Levee and Old-Time Fiddle party!
|New Year's Eve at David's!Friday, December 30, 2016|
Always a favourite with the residents as they can walk home after the festivities end! There will be two seatings. The earlier for those who will be going on to other parties and the later for those who wish to ring in the New Year with fireworks over the Lake. Dinner will be a six course affair and there will be a champagne bar at midnight!! Seating is limited so reserve now at David's 519-583-0706 or by email at email@example.com
|Attention all Grand Kids, Santa Arrives in Port Dover on December 3rd! Wednesday, November 23, 2016|
Shop, dine, give Santa your list, sign carols and watch the fireworks over the lake.
The Christmas Parade, a visit with Santa at the Lighthouse Theatre, Moonlight Madness Sale, a Christmas craft sale at Knox Presbyterian Church & St. Paul's Anglican Church, carolling around the bonfire on the beach and fireworks over the lake kick-off the Christmas season in Port Dover! Get there early to get a good spot to see the parade. The festivities begin at noon and go well into the night!
Please go to portdover.ca for Saturday's Schedule of Events.
|Norfolk County BeerstockFriday, August 12, 2016|
Dover Coast is proud to be a partner in Norfolk County Beerstock taking place on October 1, 2016. The event will take place at Powell Park, Port Dover from 11am - 6pm and is open to all ages.
Join us for local beer, wine, cider, great food and live music! David's Restaurant will be in attendance as one of the local food vendors!
|Let the Games Begin....The Links is Now Open!!!!Thursday, July 2, 2015|
It was a wonderful Canada Day here in Port Dover as the "Links at Dover Coast" championship golf course opened seven holes to the delight of the residents. The opening ceremony began with a Scottish bagpiper leading the procession. In attendance to cut the ribbon were John Lennox (Course Owner), Mark Stortini (COO), Darrell Huxham (Course Designer), mayor Charlie Luke and Council Member Jim Oliver. The resounding consensus is that this course is a beauty and will only become more desirable as we add to it. Many however found seven holes to be just right as it is quite challenging! Hole #14 measures over 600 yards from the back tee deck. You can find the current course configuration at "golfatdovercoast.ca as well as the green fees. Thank you to all who made this day so memorable. Our friendly golf pro Manny is available in the pro shop to answer any questions. Pro Shop: 519-583-2118
|Use the South Coast Shuttle to visit your future retirement lifestyleFriday, May 15, 2015|
If your summer involves some vacation time along the Lake Erie Coast this summer and you dream of retiring in the area, the Dover Coast Adult Community may be just what you are looking for. If you are anywhere between Port Rowan and Port Dover ( including Booths Harbour, Normandale, Turkey Point, or Vittoria) visiting this exquisite Adult Lifestyle community is easy. Just hop on the weekend South Coast Shuttle and alight at David’s Restaurant in Port Dover which is across the street from Dover Coast Homes.
View the schedule for the South Coast Shuttle
View Globe and Mail article on the South Coast Shuttle