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Agricultural & Horticultural Societies
Clifford & District Horticultural Society
Not just about pretty flowers, the Clifford & District Horticultural Society also cares for lawns, shrubs, trees, edible fruits, berries, and vegetable gardens in the community. The Clifford & District Horticultural Society shares a love of all things horticultural through their various community flower shows and plant sales, as well as spends time educating the youth on all things horticulture.
Harriston & District Horticultural Society
The Harriston & District Horticultural Society’s main event is the annual Garden Festival, featuring a variety of flowers, plants, vegetables and outdoor crafts and decorations. They are also involved in the maintenance of public flower boxes and beds, as well as educating youth on the importance of horticulture.
Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society
The Harriston-Minto Agricultural Society prides itself in being a resilient organization with extremely deep roots in the community, dating back to 1859. Their flagship event, the Harriston-Minto Fall Fair runs the third weekend of September annually.
Palmerston Agricultural Society
Palmerston’s Agricultural Society is involved in a number of fundraisers and events, the most prominent of which being the Palmerston Fair. Other events designed to increase local appreciation of agriculture include an annual Tractor Pull and Agri-Awareness Day.
Minto Farmers' Market
The Minto Farmers' Market is located in Palmerston. It features 100% locally grown fruits and vegetables (organic and non-organic), home baking, meat, cheese, maple syrup, preserves, spices, plants and unique artisan products.
Town of Minto After School Programs
Info can be found under the Child Care tab on the left side menu.
Harriston Preschool offers quality early years programs for children 2.5 - 5 years of age.
Palmerston Child Care and Learning Centre
The Child Care and Learning Centre promotes inclusive child care and learning opportunities to support the emotional, social, physical, cognitive and creative development needs of each child 0-44 months old.
EarlyON Child & Family Centre
EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities for children from birth to 6 years of age to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support parents and caregivers in their roles..
Grey-Wellington Theatre Guild
This community, volunteer run theatre group has been providing the Town of Minto with high-calibre live theatre four over three decades. Catch their spring and fall productions, as well as other special performances such as Summer Youth Theatre and Christmas events.
Minto Arts Council
The Minto Arts Council is a volunteer-run, charitable organization focused on fostering artistic creativity in the community and showcasing local talent. They oversee the Minto Arts Gallery and organize events such as an annual Christmas Auction and Basement Café concert series.
Minto Cultural Roundtable
The mandate of the Minto Cultural Roundtable is to give guidance and input related to culture and to implement the Cultural Plan for Minto.
The committee does this by supporting community led solutions to issues identified by the Roundtable and larger community, encouraging leadership and innovation, facilitating networking and information exchange, serving as a board for ideas and action, reviewing culture-related policies, and integrating cultural development plans into related town plans.
Minto Pride Committee
Harriston (Royal Canadian) Legion Br. 296
Through various fundraisers and community events, the Harriston Legion sponsors local charities and other organizations in an effort to improve our community. Their efforts include jamborees as well as student art, poetry and essay contests. The Legion’s hall is a meeting space/event location for many other local organizations.
Palmerston (Royal Canadian) Legion Br. 409
The Palmerston Legion was formed in 1946, with the Ladies Auxiliary forming in 1948. The Legion is a big part of the community, supporting programs like Guiding, Scouting, Public School Trips, the Palmerston Public Pool, and Palmerston Hospital. In addition, we host many events from monthly dinners, to jamborees and more.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Clifford Food Bank
11 Allan St. E, Clifford
Harriston Food Bank
68 Elora St. S, Harriston
Palmerston Food Bank
215 James St., Palmerston
Palmerston Railway Museum Association
Palmerston's Railway Museum Association is a non-profit organization that celebrates and preserves the Town's Railway Heritage.
Town of Minto Heritage Association
Involved in microfilming old newspapers, recording life stories and graveyard inscriptions, presenting exhibits at the Minto Heritage Gallery, and recently publishing two books, the Minto Heritage Association keeps itself well occupied. The small club endeavours to preserve local history through a number of action-oriented projects and educational offerings.
Harriston Historical Society
The Harriston Historical Society works towards the preservation of local history. Their largest collection of historical documents and artifacts is located on the top floor of the Harriston Library.
Community Living Guelph Wellington
An organization dedicated to facilitating opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to realize their potential and dreams in their communities.
Drew Community Centre Board
The rural community of Drew is much more than what it appears on the surface. The anchor of the community is its ball diamond, pavilion and community hall. Its heart is the many volunteers that maintain the centre. With a strong sense of history, tradition and volunteerism, the people in this area try to maintain a strong family based centre for the enjoyment of all ages.
Harriston Pistol Club
Minto Trails Committees
Clifford & District Lions Club
The Clifford Lions Club is involved in a variety of community service projects, including the planting of trees and construction of park benches, as well as providing donations to other charitable organizations and service clubs.
Clifford Rotary Club
Clifford’s Rotary Club was founded in June 23, 1944 and was sponsored by the Mildmay Rotary Club. The club works to obtain resources and provide support for many community needs and projects. Their events include charity barbeques, Christmas candy drives, rubber duck races, curling bonspiels and an annual car show. They They have funded the construction of two community parks in Clifford. The Clifford Rotary Club works hard towards the betterment of the whole community.
The Harriston Kinsmen is a not-for-profit organization that supports a number of parks and recreation projects, including Harriston’s Public Pool. They raise funds for these and other good causes through fundraisers like the Harriston Christmas Parade, curling bonspiels, slow pitch tournaments and more.
Masonic Lodge, Harriston
Town of Minto Optimist Club
The Optimist Club of Town of Minto is a community service organization dedicated to "Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves".
The Palmerston Kinettes work toward a variety of community goals. Their mobile concession trailer is a staple vendor at any community event.
Palmerston Lions Club
Palmerston’s Lions Club has supported a multitude of community projects and charitable causes over their long history. Their largest contributions include the restoration of the Norgan Theatre and the construction of the Palmerston Lions Heritage Park.
Pike Lake Minto Lions Club
Clifford Grassroots Soccer
Clifford Skating Club
Harriston Curling Club
Harriston Lawn Bowling
Harriston Skating Club
Minto Dance Academy
Minto Men's Slo-Pitch
Minto Minor Ball
Minto Minor Hockey
Minto United Soccer Club
Norwell Cobras Gymnastics Club
Palmerston Junior Broomball
Palmerston Snow Kings
Jeff Davie Memorial Organizers
Clubs & Organizations
Clifford Meals on Wheels
Harriston 55+ Club
Minto Shuffleboard Club
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Palmerston
Fr. Stephen Gilbert
Minto proudly celebrates housing two Carnegie libraries, situated in Harriston and Palmerston. They continue to be enjoyed by residents since Andrew Carnegie's initial investment in the early 1900s. Even after renovations, the buildings retain much of their beautiful, original architecture.
The Clifford Branch is newly constructed as of 2006, featuring an expanded library area and a separate medical clinic.
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