THE guide to your universe
When you picked up this edition of the Cosmos, we’re hoping that something fell out. Of the newspaper, that is. The 2020 Spring/Summer Community Guide has been carefully tucked away in between these pages and sent to practically every mailing address in the township (thank you, Canada Post). This invaluable resource, which is published twice a year, once in February and again in August, is a boon to anyone who wants to connect in any way to the township and all it has to offer.
Each time we at the Cosmos put the Guide together, we marvel at all the different activities and resources that are collected, curated and distilled into one 56-page publication. The popular Summer Camps insert alone makes one ache to be a kid again and participate in every single themed camp that Ux-Camps has to offer. Cheer camp? We’re in! Explorer camp? We’ll do that too! t could happily keep ourselves busy all summer long – anyone under the age of 18 certainly can!
Another section that makes us marvel is the swimming lessons. It is unbelievable, how the staff at Uxpool has managed to coordinate all those levels, all those lessons, and all those lifeguards, into a few easy-to-read tables that make choosing the appropriate classes for you or your family a breeze. If you keep thumbing through the Guide, you’ll find information about all the amazing trails that wind their way through the township, and you’ll most definitely learn a bit more about some of the things that draw visitors to our town. You’ll be inspired to go visit the Historic Leaskdale Church and the Manse where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived, if you haven’t already done so. The Thomas Foster Memorial’s complete “Fridays at the Foster” lineup is there to put on your fridge. The York-Durham Heritage Railway has some neat things lined up for the spring and summer. And and and… We could go on and on about all the wonderful things that are contained in this edition of the Community Guide, but we’ll leave it to you to discover for yourselves.
Of course, the Guide wouldn’t exist without all the people who choose to support it. It’s one of the best print advertising opportunities around, and we would like to use this space to thank each person and/or company who chose to take a space in the Guide page. Without them, the Guide simply wouldn’t exist, much like the newspaper in which it arrived.
Uxbridge is fortunate to have so many opportunities available to it. One glance through the 2020 Spring/Summer Community Guide proves that we are indeed very lucky to have all that we have right quite literally in our own backyard. Whether it’s an activity run by township staff or an event put on fully by volunteers, it can be found in this edition of the Community Guide. There is no possible way that anyone in the township, and indeed beyond, can utter the words “I’m bored” this summer in Uxbridge.
If a copy of the guide didn’t fall out of the newspaper you picked up, let us know here at the Uxbridge Cosmos office. Alternatively, you can pick a copy up at Uxpool, the municipal offices, or the Arena. It will also be available online at uxbridge.ca and here on this website. Enjoy, and happy reading/exploring!