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March 2021

Stories from the Downtowns of Durham
Downtowns of Durham offers residents and visitors a chance to explore the region’s many “main street” shops, restaurants and services virtually. The site also offers stories from local contributors highlighting businesses, exciting events and first-person accounts of cool Downtowns of Durham experiences.
“Day Trips for Date Night in Durham’s Downtowns,” “Beaverton’s Buzzing with Ice Fishing and New Restaurants,” and “Want to Support Local? Skip the Delivery Apps and Order Direct” are just some of the recent stories featured!
Art in Durham Region is all around us
PineRidge Arts Council invites residents to "Snap a Selfie" with a sculpture! There are over 70 outdoor sculptures located in outdoor public spaces throughout Durham Region. Snap a selfie with one of the fabulous sculpture forms in your neighbourhood and share your photos on Facebook or Instagram with #SculpturesOfDurham. Selfies shared on Instagram are eligible for a prize. Contest rules can be found here.
They are also running a "Pic of the Month" online photo contest. Post your best photo on your Instagram account according to that month’s theme and include #PineRidgeArts to enter to win a prize. Contest rules can be found here.

Upcoming Pic of the Month themes:

  • March 2021 - Icicles
  • April 2021 - Signs of Spring
  • May 2021 - Alcohol Ink Painting
See you on the slopes!
Experience the frosty days of winter skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing at one of Durham Region’s ski resorts—open for residents to hit the slopes. Visit their websites for information on booking your spot, and current health and safety protocols.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 at home with takeout from your favourite Durham Region restaurant. If you are looking for a more traditional Irish experience, check out these Durham Region establishments.
With locations in Ajax and Oshawa, Fionn MacCool’s is the go-to for Guinness, takeout bundles and Irish faves.
Be sure to check out a local favourite Walsh's Snug in Newcastle. Offering a full menu with some Irish flavour, this is one stop you won't want to miss.
Sham Rock’s Pub & Grill House in Whitby is the place for homemade soups, traditional pub fare and international dishes.
What are your favourites? Share them on social media and tag @DurhamTourism. 
Ontario By Bike 2021 Cycling in Ontario Guide now available
The first day of spring is March 20! While winter weather may still be with us that doesn’t mean you can’t plan for your next cycling adventure. The 2021 Cycling in Ontario Guide is now available, both online and in print.

Durham Region is thrilled to be part of the guide! Check out the Durham Region section on page 31 and the Clarington section on page 33.
For unique trip ideas or to plan your perfect day, visit DurhamTourism.ca, or call 1-800-413-0017. If this information is required in an accessible format, contact Durham Tourism.