Category Archives: Opportunities

Opportunities for individuals in the community.

HMA Board of Directors extends an invitation for you to……….

Join the Huron Manufacturing Association for an evening of great food, networking and an opportunity to learn more about the innovative work happening in the field of manufacturing within Huron County. A special appearance will be made by the “Iron Stallions Robotics Team” from F.E. Madill Secondary School showcasing their newest robot, complete with a live demonstration. Members and Non-Members are invited to attend, although tickets are limited so it is advised to call prior to May 20th to reserve.

Everyone is welcome.

For details on how to order tickets see below.

Municipality of Huron East Congratulates Local Youth on Winning 2018 Enterprise Award

Press Release from the:


“An Academic Engine for Entrepreneurs”

Located within Canada’s most innovative university, and in a region ranked among the top start-up ecosystems in the world, the Conrad School is the academic engine for entrepreneurship on campus, offering programs that are entrepreneurial by design

In June of 2018, Enterprise Co-op students made a pitch for five prizes of $5,000 each at its Ignition Week Pitch Competition. Each competing student had five minutes to pitch their venture to a panel of judges, followed by a three-minute question period. 

As a result, the Municipality of Huron East is excited to announce that Lucas Godkin, local entrepreneur and owner of The Axe and Adze, located just north of Seaforth, Ontario was awarded one of the Norman Esch Enterprise Co-op honours. This recognition is available to students in Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

With a passion for woodwork and eye for detail, Lucas started “The Axe and Adze” to offer homeowners unique options for furnishing their homes.

Appealing to customers, who want something more than the ‘off the shelf’ look, the business offers 100% custom woodwork, and one-of-a-kind handcrafted furniture and home decor.

All Axe and Adze products are made with sustainable and locally-sourced wood. Whether it be reclaimed-wood from a century-old barn or a tree rescued from being chipped, Lucas strives to have an ethical story behind all of his products.

“Congratulations Lucas Godkin, we look forward to watching you soar!”



For information on investing or starting your business in Huron East contact:

Jan Hawley, Economic Development Officer

Municipality of Huron East

Office: 519.527-0160 x5 or CEll: 519.525.7677

Walton Raceway & Edge of Walton Challenge Course

RE-LAUNCH of Walton Raceway

OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 from 1 – 4 pm.

You are invited to Come Experience Walton!

While many may know a lot of what we do here at Walton, there is so much more being offered at our Open House. We put together a list of stories you may find interesting to share with your readers. Read on…..

The 2017 IPM was definitely one of the most successful plowing matches in the history of this annual event. Riding on its success, Walton organizers are determined to continue its legacy, bringing people out to Huron County, Huron East and sharing their success with all future events and tourist drivers in the area. Warden Jim Ginn and local business owner, Brian McGavin, along with many others from Huron County including Huron East Council will be onsite to discuss the legacy and opportunity.

  • Four-time Canadian National Motocross Champion Colton Facciotti will be onsite testing for the upcoming motocross Nationals. The Alymer Ontario racer hopes to leave Walton a 5-time champion in August 2018. He along with other riders and Walton organisers will be onsite to discuss the 2018 Walton TransCan Grand National Championships.
  • Don Dodds and Wayne Harnock are two friends from Brussels, who are using Walton Raceway for competitive Retriever training. Their duck dogs will be onsite showing off this fascinating sport.
  • Tom Bitz of London Ontario picked up RC car racing as a hobby a few years ago. The multi-time national champion will be onsite with his 1/5 scale remote control car.


Edge of Walton also hosts a challenge course that is directed at young people in our schools, giving them outdoor experiences, and confidence-building opportunities. Walton has over one thousand kids per year take in the Edge of Walton Challenge Course.

Edge Of Walton Challenge Course is a Non Profit organization giving back 10% annually to local groups and organizations. It is not only part of our commitment to our community, it is a part of our legacy.

While most associate the Walton Raceway with motocross, Walton is a leader in environmental and community-driven initiatives:

  • Over 80,000 trees have been planted on the 200 acres on the raceway property

  • A giant 100 KW solar building sits at the entrance

  • Acres of wetland habitat has been restored for native species with walking trails to access the areas for education

  • In 2017, Walton rescued more than 100 snapping turtle eggs, and along with Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, released them into the surround area ponds.

Working with local businesses is another important focus of Walton Raceway. The Open House will host five local businesses on site to network and chat about what we are working on in 2018.

“Tanner Steffler Foundation will create a culture of change in Mental Health, Addiction and Wellness services for youth and their families in Huron County”, says Founders John and Heather Steffler.

John Steffler will be on site to bring awareness of their foundation, share their current objectives and provide details of their 3-year plan. The Tanner Steffler Foundation has brought forth the need for an opportunity like the challenge course and will be onsite talking about future partnerships.

Maelstrom Winery will be in attendance as a supportive partner at Walton. Maelstrom is a local winery that will be providing tastings of the outstanding wines they are producing right here in Huron County. Discover Huron County’s first winery. Taste the difference artisanal winemaking and unique terroir bring.

Windmill Lake & Eco Park, is a unique outdoor recreation park located only 5 minutes from Bayfield and Lake Huron. Nestled within 200 acres of forest, their 40-acre private lake offers activities for all ages and interests. Windmill Lake is dedicated to offering everyone an opportunity to sustainably explore the outdoors in Ontario through wakeboarding, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating, special events, yoga and adventure retreats! Jennifer Pate will be here to talk Windmill Lake and Walton, Huron Adventures!

G2G Rail Trail, Building Bridges and Connecting Communities. The Walton G2G trailheads is within 250 metres of Walton Raceway, you can easily access this 127 km safe passage to hike, bike, run or walk. Also located across the road from Walton Raceway is the Huron County REA Memorial Forest, part of the Huron County reforestation project. Grace Vandenheuvel, G2G Rail Trail will be here to chat all things trail.


Any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us anytime.

See you in Walton! 

Brett Lee