Thursday February 14, 2019


“It’s important to emphasize the we because it’s always about a tiny team that does something mighty.”

Erika, Tanya & Simone recently attended Michele Romanov’s talk entitled “As we talk about change,” at world renowned Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka. A Dragon on CBC’s hit show Dragon’s Den, Michele is a successful, serial entrepreneur who started 5 companies before her 33rd birthday.  Michele believes “it’s important to emphasize the “we” because it’s always about a tiny team that does something mighty.” 

The Grainger family embodies Michele’s lived experience, “successful people who do what unsuccessful people aren’t willing to do.” Serial entrepreneurs themselves, the Grainger’s operate the immensely popular bakery & coffee shop in the heart of Dwight - “Erika’s.” Within the walls of the bakery customers will often find the family working happily together, Erika’s laughter ringing throughout the building. The positive energy brought by the 3 Grainger ladies readily transfers to the staff who diligently wait on customers. 

Erika’s has welcomed visitors from over 21 countries, while happily servicing the regulars from our community. Weekly regular customers travel from Orillia and Niagara Falls to enjoy the ambiance of the bakery, a great cup of coffee and the outstanding company. 

We invite you to drop into Erika’s enjoy a cup of coffee and a visit with us, perhaps we may even be able to tempt you into a treat. 


Tuesday February 12, 2019


Erika’s Bakery was busy in our community this past weekend. With a private catering job, assisting with the Dwight Carnival and serving our loyal customers , there was not a dull moment to be had.

Saturday in Dwight brought a beautiful sunny day where the Carnival kicked off the morning with the traditional Lions Pancake Breakfast. Real Maple Syrup, sausage, bacon, fruit salad and of course pancakes (yes we even had gluten free!). Erika’s assisted the Dwight Lions club in cooking 133 pancake breakfasts! Colin Winterbottom was awarded the Bob Palmer Award, which recognizes individuals for their dedication and passion in helping to make the community a better place for everyone.

Members of H.O.L.D. chaired the annual chili contest. With entries from local restaurants competing for bragging rights, including the Moose Café & Grill, Route 35, Family Place, the Bears Den, Webster's Beacon and Erika’s, for a small fee members of the community sampled all six entries before casting a ballot for their favourite. Congratulations to Webster’s Beacon for submitting the winning entry for 2019.

Carnival goers enjoyed plenty of outdoor activities including fat biking, snowshoeing, and a favourite of carnival attendees – Battle of the Balls. Combined with educational visits including an opportunity to pet a skunk, the Dwight Winter Carnival was a success with a good time had by all.

Next winter Dwight will celebrate 50 years of the Dwight Carnival. Volunteers or businesses who would like to contribute are always welcome. Please contact Erika’s (705- 635-9490) for more information on how you can give to this worthy family event.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019


With Lake of Bays Muskoka in the grips of winter experiencing what seems to be non-stop snowfall, many watched Ground Hog day with great interest. Depending on who you are, Wiarton Willie’s prediction for an early spring may or may not have been the news you were hoping for.

Snowmobilers have relished this perfect winter weather, with droves of snowmobilers hitting the many trails in the Lake of Bays, Muskoka area, while others prefer to take in the tranquility of the winter season curled up in front of the fireplace overlooking the majestic Muskoka beauty of snow topped trees and frozen lakes.

The Town of Dwight is preparing for its annual Dwight Winter Carnival set to take place this weekend. Visitors and locals look forward to the annual pancake breakfast run this year by members of the Dwight Lions Club and H.OL.D. of course members of Erika’s Team will be there, so make sure to drop by and say hello. For a full schedule of weekend activities please visit the Carnival website.

Despite the snow Erika’s first Roast Beef dinner of the Year sold out, with all who attended serving up rave reviews. Join us at our upcoming Roast Beef dinners on March 1st, March 29th, or April 26th. Tickets sell quickly so be sure to purchase your tickets in early. For more information on upcoming Erika’s events or roast beef dinners, call us at 705-635-9490 or view our flyer for more details.