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Bill Bramah's Ontario
by Bill Bramah

This compilation of Bill Bramah's Ontario (Vol 5) was started before Bill became very ill and passed away June 1996. It was his dream to see it in print, and this dream was carried forward by his wife Dora or 'Jenny', as she was known to most of his Global TV viewers. He specialized in the off-beat, the up-beat news that gave his regular viewers hope and humour twice a week for 22 years.

His unique sense of what would interest people was unerring. In the scope of his 22 years, there was not one complaint. That is remarkable in itself. He would follow up on stories in progress, and had a rapport with people that came across brilliantly in his broadcasts. This book contains the map of Ontario with the locations clearly marked, and includes the directions to the attractions talked about in the book.

He has his own places of honour: the fond memories of his viewers; plaques installed in restaurants in Bancroft, Timmins, Midland, and others where he sat to write his stories. In Canada, that's as close to recognition of a cultural icon as we get.

This collection has short pieces collected in the last four years of their travels 1992-1995.

WMPub# 1039 | ISBN: 1-896331-73-4 | 176 Pages, softcover.

WAS $17.95 CDN now selling few remaining copies at $5.00 CDN

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Table of Contents

Southwestern Ontario

11

Aylmer

Swan Song

13

Baden

Baden's Castle

15

Brantford

Orval's Museum

17

Delhi

No Calories!

19

Elora

Old World Charm

21

Fergus

Family Friends

23

Kingsville

Lake Erie Caviar

25

London

Wilf's Place

27

Port Dover

Snug Harbour

31

St. Jacobs

Heavenly Days

33

Simcoe

Black Cap Players

35

Tillsonburg

House of Dolls

37

Walsh

Frontier Fun

41

Wartburg

Jerry's Garden

Muskoka--Georgian Bay

47

Barrie

Horseshoe Camps

49

Barrie

Weird Wonders

51

Coldwater

Lilies of the Field

53

Collingwood

Forging Ahead

55

Cookstown

Man of Masks

59

Durham

Old Wood Stoves

61

Edgar

Perry Mason Fan

65

Gilford

Thrum Knitting

67

Horseshoe Valley

Christmas in August

69

Lion's Head

Sun King

73

Midland

Fiddlesticks

77

Penetanguishene

Chirping Traffic Lights

79

Shelburne

Nothing but Rhubarb

83

Wingham

The Barn Dance

Central Ontario

87

Bracebridge

Brooks and the Bears

91

Cayuga

Rolls Royce of Horses

95

Fonthill

Pumpkin Farm

97

Guelph

The Good Life

99

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Orchard Wine

101

Oak Ridges

Painting with Precision

103

Oshawa

Fence Viewer

105

Port Colborne

Between Friends

107

Port Dalhousie

Return to Port

115

Rockton

Orchard Museum

117

St. Catharines

Millpond Magic

119

Schomberg

On the Wild Side

121

Toronto

U. F. O. Network

123

Whitby

Chaplin's Music

Eastern Ontario

127

Bancroft

The Rockhounds

129

Buckhorn

Buckhorn Festival

131

Picton

The Wild Ones

Northeastern Ontario

135

Commanda

Beating the Bugs

137

Corbeil

Canoe Craftsman

139

Kirkland Lake

Colourful Kirkland

145

Sudbury

Ups and Downs

149

Timmins

Northern Exposure


164

Map of Ontario

165

Directions


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