Storied Macaulay: a creative writing workshop
January 27th, 10am to 2pm
Macaulay Church (23 Church Street, Picton)

Join us at Macaulay Heritage Park for an immersive creative writing workshop with writer Sarah Selecky. Dive deep into writing exercises inspired by this historic site, and have your writing incorporated into an installation at ICE BOX designed by artist Susanne Larner. Explore your creativity and writing practice in this beautiful location. All levels of writing experience welcome.

$20 or pay-what-you-can. Bring your lunch!
Space is limited. To register email; you’ll receive an email a few days beforehand with details.

Sarah Selecky is the Giller-nominated author of Radiant Shimmering Light and This Cake Is for the Party. Her writing school is a creative community for thousands of writers around the world.


ICE BOX: art in the heart of winter
February 2-3 and 9-10, 10am to 4pm
Macaulay Heritage Park (23 & 35 Church Street, Picton)

This February, join us for ICE BOX, and experience both art and winter like never before!

At the centre of the event are five ice boxes, colourful wooden huts, each transformed into an interactive art installation led by local artists in collaboration with community members of all ages. The site of ICE BOX will be a festive gathering place that over the course of two weekends will be a hive of activity, including dancing, live music, storytelling and even a community procession! Check the website for the complete programming schedule:

ICE BOX is FREE for all to attend; donations gratefully accepted.

Produced by The Department of Illumination, the artist collective behind The Firelight Lantern Festival, in partnership with Macaulay Heritage Park.

ICE BOX is open for school visits February 4-8. Educators contact to book your field trip!


Flashback February: Loyalist Spies in the American Revolution
February 19, 1pm
Macaulay Church (23 Church Street, Picton)

A Loyalist “Agent for Secret Service” appeared as any other man or woman living in the American colonies but their seemingly usual life hid a secret world of intrigue and danger. Intricate spy networks, which included entire families, risked everything to thwart the efforts of the ‘rebels.’

Join historian and author Jennifer DeBruin at Macaulay Church for an in-depth Flashback February talk about the Loyalist spies who infiltrated the American Revolution.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and are available at


Flashback February: Finding the Franklin Expedition
February 20, 7pm
Macaulay Church (23 Church Street, Picton)

In 1845, explorer Sir John Franklin set sail from England with two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, in search of a Northwest Passage across what is now Canada’s Arctic. But the ships and crews vanished and dozens of search expeditions set sail to try to find them.

A breakthrough was made in September 2014 when an expedition led by Parks Canada discovered the wreck of HMS Erebus, in the south of King William Island in Nunavut. A second breakthrough happened in September 2016, when HMS Terror was found in Terror Bay, further north.

Join Meryl Oliver and Flora Denison from Parks Canada to hear more about these finds, and the use of state-of-the-art technology, Inuit knowledge and oral testimony that made these historic discoveries possible. A documentary on the discoveries, made by County-based filmmaker Ryan J. Noth of Fifthtown Films, will be shown in advance of the presentation.

Tickets are $20 and are available at


Flashback February: County Trivia
February 21, 7pm
Wellington Legion (364 Main Street, Wellington)

Think you have what it takes to win at County Trivia? Bragging rights and some awesome prizes will be up for grabs. Come solo or in a team of up to six people!

Tickets are $10 at the door. Register in advance with, or just turn up!


Flashback February: Musical Revue w. Musicians from Tyendinaga
February 23, 2pm
Macaulay Church (23 Church Street, Picton)

Join performers from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory singing in a variety of styles at a special concert for Flashback February.

Te Konti Rennahkwa is a Tyendinaga Womens Waterdrum group made up of Carlene Smart, Mandy Smart, Crystal Loft, Ali Brant and Nichole Green. The group have traveled and performed in Ottawa, Toronto, Brantford, London, Akwasasne, Onondaga and New York.

Jennifer Brant & Kieran Edwards perform country and folk music. Jennifer is a singer, songwriter and photographer from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She plays rhythm guitar and bass while accompanied by her husband Kieran Edwards.

Taylor Marie Cole performs music and dance from Broadway shows. She is a musical theatre performer from Tyendinaga who is currently active in Toronto. Previous credits include: Hello Dolly, Beauty and the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Tickets are $20 at the door, and in addition to the concert, you will be entered into a draw to win some fantastic door prizes including tickets to see Ron James, Jesse Cook, and more!