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Bicycle Rentals

Traverse the picturesque parklands of Stratford and take in the scenery at your own pace when you rent a bike.  Light lunches are available on the patio. Bicycle rentals include helmet and lock.  Great rates for 2 or more days, please enquire.

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 7th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: 1 hour/$16, Half Day/$25, $30/Full Day
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



Juliet III Cruise Boat Tours

The Tour Boat, running every half hour, is a great way to spend the afternoon on the River. 

There have been a few tour boats over the years spanning from the mid 1800's up to today. Officially their has been the Juliet I, II, and now III, but predating this there has also been a Juliet tour Boat back in the mid 1800's as pictured below. Countless tours have taken place over the years and proudly for more than 50 years the Herr family has carried on this tradition. Come enjoy a relaxing ride down the river and discover why this has been a tradition for many year and many more to come.

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 7th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $8.50/A, $7.50/SR, $3.50/CH (12 and under), $5.50/Youth (13-18 years)
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



Open Kitchen + Bradshaws | Knife SHARPENING for Beginners

 

Do you feel intimidated about kitchen knives?

Do you love to cook but lack the knowledge to keep your knives sharp at home?

Take this fun and interactive class to learn the following:

  • How to use a honing steel
  • How to use a pull-through knife sharpener
  • Proper knife storage and care
  • Top knives to have in your collection
  • How to pick the right knife for YOU

and...

  • Bring your knives from home so we can see what you're working with and we'll sharpen them for you.
  • Receive a FREE knife sharpening coupon valued at $5

You will leave this class wondering why you haven't learned these easy techniques sooner with host Carrie Wreford and instructor Eli Silverthorne.

For more information and to register, please go to: www.universe.com/knifesharpening_july19

View other dates:  Monday, September 23 | 6 pm – 7:30 pm

This class is presented in collaboration with Open Kitchen’s Season Partner:alt

Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class.

This class has a maximum capacity of 14 students.

Classes are for students 16 years and older.

Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.

Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.

If you need to cancel a class, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the date of the event via your universe.com account. A credit note may be issued for cancellations received by email (admin@stratfordchef.com) a minimum of 48 hours before the event.

Please note that there are no credit notes or refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.

* All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by universe.com includes this fee in the total listed price.

When:  Monday Jul. 29th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $35/Per person + a service fee
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Contact: 519-271-1414
https://stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/



Open Kitchen + Bradshaws | Knife Sharpening ADVANCED

 

PLEASE NOTE - The prerequisite for this class is Knife SHARPENING For Beginners, or rudimentary knowledge of whetstone sharpening.

Take the next step towards honing your knife knowledge to a professional level as you learn how to use a whetstone to sharpen your kitchen knives. Bring your knives from home and gain hands-on experience.

Take this fun and interactive class to learn the following:

  • Discover the difference between sharpening vs. honing,
  • Explore angling techniques,
  • Learn how to repair a damaged knife,
  • Receive a $5 Bradshaws voucher to use towards the purchase of a sharpening stone.

You will leave this class feeling as sharp as the knives you’ll take home with instructor Eli Silverthorne!

For more information and to register, please go to: www.universe.com/advancedsharp_july19​

View other dates:  Monday, September 23 | 7:30 pm – 9 pm

This class is presented in collaboration with Open Kitchen’s Season Partneralt

Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class.

This class has a maximum capacity of 6 students.

Classes are for students 16 years and older.

Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.

Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.

If you need to cancel a class, it is possible to get a refund (less the service fee) up to 7 days before the date of the event via your universe.com account. A credit note may be issued for cancellations received by email (admin@stratfordchef.com) a minimum of 48 hours before the event.

Please note that there are no credit notes or refunds for missed classes or classes cancelled less than 48 hours before the event.

* All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by universe.com includes this fee in the total listed price.

When:  Monday Jul. 29th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $35/Per person + a service fee
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Contact: 519-271-1414
https://stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/



Larry's Jazz Guys

Night Music, a special musical performance series at the Festival Theatre. Performances include: Music in Common with Maev Beaty on Monday, July 8. Some artists fight to push their art forward while others bask in the music of a fondly remembered past. Special guest Maev Beaty joins Derek Conrod (French horn), Heather Morrison (piano) and Peter Shackleton (clarinet) to explore how artists over the centuries confronted boundaries through words and music. Deal With the Devil on Monday, July 22. Stravinsky, best known for his groundbreaking orchestral works, composed L’histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) as a small theatre chamber piece. Based on a Russian folk tale, it’s the story of a soldier who trades his violin to the devil for untold riches. Scott Wentworth joins Festival musicians as narrator of this masterpiece. Larry’s Jazz Guys on Monday, July 29. Trumpeter Larry Larson and his Guys offer the closest thing to having a private concert in your own home. Sit back, relax and enjoy their tasty mix of classics old and new! Why We Tell the Story: A Celebration of Black Musical Theatre on Monday August 12th. Marcus Nance, Alexis Gordon and Vanessa Sears perform songs from the African-American musical-theatre canon. With special guest Robert Markus. Canadian Classics with Dayna Manning on Monday August 19th. Canadian singer-songwriter Dayna Manning presents the never-ending story of song through original works and Canadian classics.

When:  Monday Jul. 29th, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Avon Boat Rentals

Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?  
Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not see why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?  
More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 15th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $24/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $16/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca