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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.​
​Annual Christmas Light Show - Saturday November 25, 2017 - 6:00pm

Join us at 4 Berkar St. in Angus when we flip the switch at 6:00pm for this year's annual light show. There will be cake, hot chocolate and cookies! This year will be even bigger and brighter as we have some new additions, and of course Santa will also be stopping by! Please click Here for more details.
This year we are accepting cash donations in support of the Borden Family Resource Centre.

Let's Cook! - Saturday November 25, 2017
Come out to join the Surprise Chef  in the next exciting series of ONTARIO150 Cooking Classes where baking for the holidays will be the theme.  Saturday November 25, 2017 at the Utopia Hall (8396 6th Line, Utopia).  Please register in advance by contacting 1-877-499-HALL (4255) or email

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.

Christmas Sing-a-Long - Friday December 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join us at the Angus United Church, located at 56 Jonas St. EVERYONE is welcome. Homemade treats and beverages to follow. Donations to the Food Bank would be appreciated. For more information please call 705-424-2717.

5th Annual Christmas Gift a​nd Craft Show - Saturday December 9, 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 - Friday December 14, 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.

Blood Donor Clinic - Thursday January 4, 2017 - 2:00-6:30pm
Located at the Angus Arena - 8529 County Rd 10, book your appointment to save a life. or 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Christmas Bird Count for Kids - Saturday January 6, 2017 - 9:00-12:00pm​
Located at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation - 8195 8th Line. Come out and help us count the birds making their winter home at Tiffin. Learn about local birds and collect real scientific data at this family-friendly event. Visit or call 705-424-1479 for more information.

Essa Historical Society Meeting - Saturday January 27, 2017 - 1:30pm
Located at the Thornton Library - Meeting Room. Annual Meeting Reports - Burns Ladies

NVCA Events - Family Fun Day at the Tiffin Centre - Monday February 19, 2017 - 10:00-3:00pm
Located at the Tiffin Conservation Area - 8195 8th Line. Spend Family Day at the Tiffin Centre, activities include outdoor recreation workshops & demos, skating on the pond (bring your own skates) snowshoeing, kick-sledding and scavenger hunt. Visit or call 705-424-1479 for more information.

March Break Monday - Monday March 12, 2017 - 10:00-3:00pm
​Located at the Tiffin Conservation Area - 8195 8th Line. Kick off March Break learning how to make Maple Syrup with a tour of the maple bush and sugar shack. Try snowshoeing, kicksledding and other winter outdoor activities. Visit or call 705-424-1479 for more information.

Spring Kick Off - April 7 and 8, 2017 - 9:00-3:00pm
Located at the Tiffin Conservation Area - 8195 8th Line. A Springtime tradition! Start with a pancake & sausage breakfast, complete with maple syrup made at Tiffin, then explore & enjoy live music, a horse-drawn wagon ride & an animal show, plus lots more. Visit or call 705-424-1479 for more information.​