Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Lake Simcoe Open Water Swim

Saturday, July 20, 2019 7:30 am
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July 20 — Lake Simcoe Open Water Swim. Annual competition just off Innisfil Beach Park, 676 Innisfil Beach Road.

Check-in: 7:30 - 8:30am at the Canaqua Sports tent onsite

Race Start Time 9:00am

Facilities and Food:

  • • Washrooms will be available 
  • • Food will be provided

Race Details:

  • • Swim caps will be provided for each swimmer and MUST BE WORN for identification purposes during the race
  • • A number will be inked on upper back/shoulder of each participant
  • • Water temperature at this time of year ranges between 68 – 72 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • • There will not be a "rain date" and a delay (or cancellation) would only occur in the event of lightning

Event Schedule

  • • July 20 7:30 AM EDT - Onsite Registration and check-in
  • • July 20 8:30 AM EDT - Mandatory Race Briefing
  • • July 20 9:00 AM EDT - Lake Simcoe Open Water Swim start

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Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday, August 24, 2019 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Aug. 24 — Annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival.

Since our 2003 inaugural year the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival has raised over $1.85 million for a variety of local charities including supporting Barrie Public Library.We are so proud of the Library’s role in bringing this bounty to our community. The coming together and support of our civic leaders, governments, businesses, sponsors, donors, volunteers and various organizations is imperative to the continued success of the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival.

Paddling together in harmony enriches the quality of life for the citizens of Barrie.

The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is located at Heritage Park in Barrie, off of Simcoe Street, and to the east of the City of Barrie landmark, the Spirit Catcher.

The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is free and open to the public!


Georgina Harvest Run and ClearWater Farm Open House

Saturday, September 07, 2019 6:30 am
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Sept. 7

Georgina Harvest Run and ClearWater Farm Open House.

On Sept. 7, 2019, ClearWater Farm is hosting an exciting 5/10/15km chip-timed flat road race with Run Georgina. 
Starting at the farm, runner will take a scenic route along Lake Drive beside Lake Simcoe and return to the farm to cross the finish line.

There will be a kids 1km race right at the farm, too.

Even if you aren’t a runner, there’s tons of fun planned for the day including a vendor market, garden tours, live acoustic music, children’s crafts, and yoga.

Check out to see the schedule and plan to come to the farm for a visit with your family.


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