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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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​Community Events

If you are organizing an event for the public to attend, and would like to see it advertised on our website, please contact the Deputy Clerk or the Clerk's Department.

Seniors Walking and Exercise Club - Mondays and Thursdays for the months of September to June (Rain or Shine)

This is a drop-in program where no registration is required and admission is free.  The club runs from September to June on Mondays and Thursdays at the Angus Arena, from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.  Come out to meet new people, have fun, and best of all get your body moving!  Rain or shine, strut your stuff to 50's and 60's music.  This program is great for a cardio workout, and for those suffering from arthritis.  Don't forget to bring good walking shoes and your bottle of water.

Breakfast Buffet - First Saturday Morning of Every Month

The Utopia Hall (located at 8396 6th Line) hosts a breakfast buffet the first Saturday of each month between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Join them to enjoy the local flavour of scrambled eggs along with pancakes, bacon, toast and an array of jams, along with great coffee and tea.  A suggested donation of $5.00 for the Utopia Gristmill Restoration Fund.

Drop-In for Coffee/Tea - Every Saturday Morning

The Utopia Hall (located at 8396 6th Line, Utopia) is extending a standing invitation for all to drop in every Saturday morning between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for coffee/tea, hall-baked toast and local treats.  Free, although donations are gladly accepted for the Utopia Gristmill Restoration Fund.  The Drop-In for Coffee/Tea is sponsored by the Happy Hens of Utopia and the Utopia Hall.

Mushroom Foray - Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, 2017 - 10:00am -12:30pm Have you ever wondered what those mushrooms growing under your pine tree are? Are you curious to know about the relationships between mushrooms and trees? Do you wonder why we have mushrooms at all? Register at to find out more. Cost is $15.00 per person per day.

Essa Historical Society Meeting - Saturday September 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
Meeting will be held at the Thornton Library featuring guests Leona Darlington and Meril Cunningham speaking on Women's Institute.

Angus Horticulture Society - Flower and Vegetable Show and Tea -Saturday September 23, 2017-1:30pm
Located at the Angus Mobile Home Park Recreation Centre. Please click HERE for more information.


Angus Farmers Market - October 5, 2017
Come out and show your support of local farmers and vendors at the second annual Angus Farmers Market (located at corner of County Road 10 & Mill Street, in front of the Angus Branch of Essa Public Library).  The  Market is once again being held on various dates in the parking lot of the Angus Recreation Centre. For more information please visit or send and email to

Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction - Saturday October 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
Dinner will be served at Living Faith between the hours of 4:30pm - 7:00pm, featuring a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings. This event also features a silent auction with various treasures, good sand services up for grabs. All proceeds from this event support the mission and ministry of Living Faith. Tickets are $15 per Adult and $5 per Child. Children under 5 are free. Location: Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church, 206 Murphy Road, Baxter. Please contact email: or call 705-424-0779

Blood Donor Clinic - Thursday November 2, 2017 - 2:00pm-6:00pm
Located at the Angus Arena, book your appointment to save a life! Call 1-888-236-6283 or visit

Angus Lioness Christmas Bazaar - Saturday November 4, 2017 - 9:30am-2:30pm
Located at the Angus Arena. Great location to do some Christmas shopping and have a snack afterward. Vendors with Christmas crafts welcome. Please contact Anne at 705-424-9709 or e-mail

Remembrance Day Parade - Saturday November 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Parade forms at the Angus Legion (Branch 499) at 15 Fraser St, starting at 10:15am & we march off at 10:30am with the service at the Cenotaph. The parade then returns to the Branch for a luncheon at 12:00pm. All are invited to attend.

Angus Santa Claus Parade - Saturday November 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Starting at Peacekeepers Park in Angus, along Mill Street to the Angus Recreation Centre. Refreshments provided at no cost and a visit from Santa Claus. The theme for the parade is a "Disney World Christmas". For more information contact Anne 705-424-9709 or e-mail

Thornton Firefighters Association Turkey Shoot - Saturday November 18, 2017 - 9am registration
Located at the Wolf's Den Sports, 7560 8th Line.

Borden Christmas Craft Sale - Saturday November 25, 2017 from 10:00-3:00pm
Located at the Buell Gym Field House, CFB Borden. Cost of tables are $25 per table, 2 for $40, or 3 for $50. Tables are 6 feet. Admission is $1. This Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign event will be donating all proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Laura Morgan at

Santa Paws - Sunday November 26, 2017 - 11:00am-2:00pm
A fun annual event for the pets of our community to come and have their photo taken with Santa. These photos become amongst cherished ones in your album and in your frames. Suggested donation of $10.00 Please visit

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Friday December 1, 2017 - 6:30pm
Join us in Angus at Centennial Centre located at 18 King Street for the annual Tree Ligting Ceremony. Santa will arrive at 7:00pm.

4th Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show - Saturday December 2, 2017 - 10:00am-3:00pm
A wide variety of vendors, from crafters to direct sales, something for everyone! Located at the Angus Arena, please contact Michele Garland for more information at

Christmas in the Village - Sunday December 3, 2017 - 6:00pm-7:00pm
Celebrate the community of Thornton by bringing the family out to see Santa! Hot chocolate will be served with treats for the kids. Located at the Thornton Creek Gazebo.

Volunteer Firefighter's Santa Tour, Thornton - Saturday December 9, 2017 - Proposed time is 10:00am
Contingent on weather, call outs etc. Please check our website and Twitter account for route details.

Crazy Hair Christmas Dance - Saturday December 15, 2017 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
Ages 7-13 years old are invited to the Crazy Hair Christmas Dance. Cost is $10.00 at the door. Please visit for more information.

Christmas Eve Service - Sunday December 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church, located at 206 Murphy Rd Baxter, please visit

Volunteer Firefighter's Santa Tour, Angus - Sunday December 24, 2017 - 6:30pm (proposed)
Contigent on weather call outs, etc. Please check our website and Twitter account for route details.