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Puslinch Township July 2021 Newsletter


Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market

Back in action for the 2021 season, the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market is your local market next door with farm-fresh foods, locally grown produce, and handmade goods. Grow with us, every Saturday 8am – 1pm (rain or shine) until the end of October. Kickstart your weekend with a hot cup of coffee and savoury sweets, or just stop by to beat the heat with locally made beverages, fruity ice pops and freshly blended smoothies. Our local vendors look forward to meeting you with COVID protocols in effect to keep everyone safe.

New this year, the Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market is participating in a market box program through the County of Wellington’s Taste Real organization. Every two weeks you can experience a curated selection of outstanding local products from one of eight local markets in Wellington County or Guelph. A different market is featured every two weeks, and delivery day is on Tuesdays. The Aberfoyle box will be distributed on July 13th! For more information or to purchase a market box, please visit the Taste Real website: https://www.wellington.ca/en/business/tr-farmers-market-box.aspx#

Follow us on Facebook @aberfoylefarmersmarket and Instagram @aberfoylefarmers for regular updates throughout the season!

Crieff Hills Retreat Centre

Events: https://crieffhills.com/programs/events/

Picnics and Bonfires: https://crieffhills.com/picnic-registration/

Weekly Takeout Meals: https://crieffhills.com/winter-takeout/

Puslinch Township Library

For current hours and services, please call the Puslinch Branch 519.763.8026 or visit us online at www.wellington.ca/Library.


Join Wellington County Library for Summer Reading challenges and activities for all ages! From July 5 – August 27, participants of any age can pick up weekly herb seed kits and at-home activities. Plus, track books read to enter grand prize draws in branch! Participants can earn one ballot for each book read.

Kids ages 0-12 will also receive a free TD Summer Reading Club kit and can sign up for virtual science workshops and special guests throughout the summer.

Register starting Saturday, June 19. Speak to staff or visit www.wellington.ca/SummerReading for details and online ballot entry. Last day to enter is Friday, September 3.


Get creative with activity kits for preschool, school-aged children, teens, and adults! Contents may include a hands-on activity, activity sheets, and suggestions for additional library resources. Quantities are limited. Pick up at your local branch on a first-come, first-served basis.


Wondering what to read, watch, or listen to next? Wellington County Library staff are here to help! Visit www.wellington.ca/justforyou, tell us what you love, and we’ll hand-pick a selection of titles for you to borrow.

Township of Puslinch


The following outdoor recreation amenities are open;

  • Optimist Recreation Centre Rink
  • Optimist Recreation Centre washrooms (Monday to Saturday during hours of operation)
  • Soccer and other sports fields
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Trails

The use of all Township facilities by the public is to be in accordance with the physical separation directives issued by the Province. Individuals using these facilities, except for members of the same household, are required to maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres or six feet. All gatherings or events must comply with all Provincial directives as well as those of Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health. We strongly encourage individuals utilizing available facilities to adhere to all physical distancing requirements.

Failure to do so, may result in the Township being directed to close facilities again. Enforcement concerns should be communicated to the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.

The following Township closures remain in effect:

  • Puslinch Community Centre
  • Optimist Recreation Centre Gymnasium and change rooms
  • Municipal Office

Township staff will be available to assist and serve residents by electronic means. Phones will continue to be answered between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday at 519-763-1226. Email inquiries can be sent as follows:

For more information on COVID-19, please contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at 1-800- 265-7293 or 519-822-2715 or visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca


The Township of Puslinch partners with the Cambridge and District Humane Society for the following animal control services: dogs at large, injured dogs, injured cats, aggressive dogs, domestic animals that are deceased in the home, injured wildlife and exotic animals. Should you require these services, please call the Cambridge and District Humane Society directly at
(519) 623-6323 or email [email protected]