Marilyn Cornwell

See the 2018 Story on Video

We were so delighted to have Stephen Parr from Cogeco news visit us this past week and video the Fantasy of Trees display.  We thank Janet Oakes of the Grimsby Museum for her wonderful commentary.  And we captured Bob and Lois Gowans on video as well.  Bob is the originator of this annual fundraiser – he started it 19 years ago.  Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Grimsby for this great community event.



See the video HERE:

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Is there a Halloween Christmas Tree?

It is almost Halloween!  Today we are enjoying the “hallowed” Christmas tree from our Fantasy of Trees 2016 – the very special and much loved Harry Potter Tree with decorations created by Jill Linkert with help from Judy Meldrum!

There will be a little Harry Potter coming to this year’s Fantasy!  Not a tree!  What could it be?

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Thanks to Tiffany Tifan for our Fantasy Poster

This is a shout-out to Tiffany Tifan who has donated her time and talents in creating this delightful Fantasy of Trees poster.  Tiffany is an important member of our Fantasy of Trees community – she is one of our magic makers!  Please take a moment to appreciate Tiffany by posting your comments here.




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Our Silent Auction receives a SOLE B94 stationary bike

We are thrilled to receive a special item for the Silent Auction this year.  We would like to thank VerticalScope for donating an upright stationary exercise bike to the Fantasy of Trees.  This is a fantastic bike and would make a great gift or motivator for your New Years resolutions!  Take a look at the Sole B94 review.  That’s an A rating in the review picture below.

With donations like this, we are excited about this year’s Fantasy of Trees – our 19th fundraiser for local charities in the Grimsby and area community.

Consider joining the community sponsors who make this happen each year.

Marilyn CornwellOur Silent Auction receives a SOLE B94 stationary bike
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Become a Sponsor!


We invite you to become a sponsor at this year’s Fantasy of Trees.

Look for our ad in the September 27th NewsNow edition


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Check out our 2018 Fantasy Hours

Here are the open hours this year:


Friday, Nov 23rd  12:00 till 8:00pm.  Outdoor lighting and Opening Ceremony at 5:30pm

Saturday, Nov 24th 12:00 till 5:00pm.

Sunday, Nov 25th 12:00 till 5:00pm.

Monday, Nov 26th   Museum Closed

Tuesday, Nov 27th 12:00 till 5:00pm.

Wednesday, Nov 28th, 12:00 till 8:00pm.

Thursday, Nov 29th, 12:00 till 8:00pm.

Friday, Nov 30th, 12:00 till 8:00pm.

Saturday, Dec 1st, 12:00 till 5:00pm.  (Santa Claus Parade 5:30pm)

Sunday, Dec 2nd, 12:00 till 5:00pm. Santa Day at the Fantasy 1:00 – 3:00pm  Take a picture!  Win a prize!

Monday, Dec 3rd, Museum Closed.

Tuesday, Dec 4th, 12:00 till 5:00pm.

Wednesday, Dec 5th, 12:00 till 8:00pm.

Thursday, Dec 6th, 12:00 till 8:00pm.

Friday, Dec 7th, 12:00 till 8:00pm.

Saturday, Dec 8th, 12:00 till 5:00pm.

Sunday, Dec 9th, 12:00pm till 4:00pm.  Draw commences 4:15pm.

Monday, Dec 10th.  Museum Closed.

Tuesday, Dec 11th, 12:00 till 7:00pm.  Winner pick up of trees and other items.

Wednesday, Dec 12th, 12:00 till 5:00pm.  Winner pick up of trees and other items.

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Fantasy of Trees at Open Doors Grimsby

Open Doors Grimsby yesterday – here is Donna Roche with Grimsby Museum Curator/Director Janet Oakes. Over 200 people visited the Museum. Donna let everyone know about the Fantasy of Trees Nov 23 – Dec 9 2018.


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What is the Fantasy of Trees?

The Rotary Club of Grimsby hosts the Annual Fantasy of Trees for 2 weeks from the end of November to December at the Grimsby Museum.

We create a fun-filled wonderland where everything is won in the raffle or auctioned in the silent auction! Everything goes to a home! Everyone has fun! And our local charities receive the funds!

What better story is there.

Join the fun – be a sponsor, be a volunteer and be a visitor!

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