Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Month Flat Week Day

Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

All day

May 27

Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

Buy your ticket from the Lion’s Club for your chance to race your duck down the Coldwater River to win great prizes.  Lots of activities for the family, and view the ducks being dumped into the river right from the Mill grounds.

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Coldwater Classic Car Show

All day

Sept. 17
13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show
Come out and enjoy the 13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show!
Show off your ride or look around at the 500 cars on site, there are games for the kids and BBQ from the Midland Boy Scouts and all your favourite locations in Coldwater to checkout during the day!
Children under 12 get in FREE
Win thousands of dollars in prizes like car products, hardware items, tools, appliances, etc., and try for your chance to win the grand prize of a brand new classic engine rebuild, valued at $2,250!
This great family event is coordinated by a group of local car enthusiasts looking to support to Coldwater Minor Sports teams.

Beaverton Winter Carnival

All day

Feb. 3
Beaverton Winter Carnival
This event, run by the Beaverton Lions, starts with a pancake breakfast, community bake sale and silent auction. Fun family activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, wheelbarrow races, ice slides, zorb balls, face painting, mini golf, tug of war, a donut-on-a-string eating contest and sled races. Chili, stew, hot dogs and hot drinks—and warming stations—will take the chill off. Prizes for all kids. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Several locations, Beaverton,

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka - “Move to Give”

All day

1 day, 8 locations and a whole lot of fun

Choose how you MOVE and fundraise to GIVE back to your community. Funds raised help ensure the people in our community can access YMCA programs and services, empowering them to live healthier lives and reach their full potential.

The fourth annual YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka fundraiser called “Move to Give” will take place simultaneously in eight communities within our region. To kick start this massive fundraising event, 78 YMCA Child Care and school age programs across Simcoe/Muskoka hosted a mini fundraiser called “Moving and Grooving.” Children and their families collected “change to make change" in their communities across the region and raised over $24,000 towards the event goal of $100,000.

Move to Give participants will keep the momentum going on April 7 by challenging themselves physically while at the same time, giving back to their community.

For a full list of activities happening at each YMCA location across Simcoe/Muskoka go to:

We hope to see you at the YMCA on April 7!

ClearWater Farm Water Walk

All day

June 23 – ClearWater Farm Water Walk
Free, fun, family-friendly learning event for the whole community. 8am to 2pm
Start: Willow Beach Park with a 1 km walk along Lake Drive to ClearWater Farm.
8 am: Check in at Willow Beach Park,
8:45 am: An Elder from the Chippewas of Georgina Island leads a water prayer and blessing;
9:30 am: The ClearWater Farm Water Walk begins.

Led by Chippewas water keepers, kids and their families will walk along the shores of Lake Simcoe to ClearWater Farm where they will visit four interactive, hands-on learning stations themed around Water, Earth, Food and Community. They’ll enjoy a free lunch and then retrace their steps back to Willow Beach Park. And there is more…

From tragedy can come hope. Businesses are sponsoring this event to help rebuild the ClearWater Farm Barn that burned down accidentally in 2016 as an amazing interactive education space for children. As Georgina’s newest community asset, ClearWater Farm is a place for experiential learning connecting nature, food, community and eco-friendly technology.

481 Lake Dr E, Willow Beach, Georgina

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South



Thu. 9 May, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 3 Aug, 2019 4:00 pm

May 9 to Aug. 3 — DERON AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: We are still here. An exhibition consisting of 35 portraits and characterizations of the Onkwehón:we of Turtle Island. In a humble attempt to depict their strength, beauty and spirit, the artist utilizes bold colours, thoughtful design and in some cases, a touch of humour to shout out to history – “We Are Still Here.” Informed by the artist’s Mohawk culture and interest with Indigenous issues, the artist brings to the general public a glance at contemporary Indigenous people which he hopes will dispel colonial stereotypes. In the artist’s own words he would like to “take the Indian out of the history books and to present them, not as assimilated ghosts of what they once were or thought to be, but rather indigenous people with a vibrant and living culture all their own."

Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.


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Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 30 Jun, 2019 5:00 pm

Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival

  • Dates: 01 – 30 Jun, 2019
  • Location: Barrie
  • Address: Various locations
  • Website:
  • Phone: (416) 953-1913

The Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival is a not for profit organization dedicated to increasing tourism throughout Simcoe County. This annual Photography Festival in Simcoe is aimed at increasing tourism throughout the county, during the month of June, by matching businesses with photographers. This will create mini galleries throughout the county to be marketed by the festival.

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Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 30 Jun, 2019 6:00 pm

June 1 to 30 — Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival. This annual Photography Festival in Simcoe is aimed at increasing tourism throughout the county, during the month of June, by matching businesses with photographers. Mini galleries are located throughout the county.

Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

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D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m. 

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314;

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

York Simcoe Nature Club Walk

Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 9:00 am

The next nature walk for the club is scheduled for Saturday June 22 at Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve.

We will leave from the parking area located off Bathurst Street at 9:00 a.m. 

The entrance to the Nature Reserve is about .5 km north off Green Lane on the west side of Bathurst Street and the parking area is at the end of the lane past the gate house.

The walk will be along the loop formed by the red and yellow trails and will involve some inclines.

The trail could be muddy in sections and be prepared for insects, the type that bite.

June is a great time of year to observe nature and the reserve has a wide variety of species.

We hope that you can join us.

If there are any questions please contact the club through our email.
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Coldwater and Area Studio Tour

Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jun, 2019 5:00 pm

Coldwater and Area Studio Tour


The Coldwater and Area Studio Tour showcases the work of over 30 local and guest artisans & artists at 16 locations. We offer a diverse selection of work such as painting, jewelry, glass and metal work, photography, pottery, fibre art, and woodworking in studios, workshops and historic buildings in the lovely agricultural surroundings of Coldwater and the adjoining shores of Georgian Bay.

Event Time: 10am - 5pm
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Coldwater and Area Studio Tour

Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jun, 2019 5:00 pm

June 22 and 23 — Coldwater and Area Studio Tour. Join us for an exciting weekend showcasing the work of 30+ talented, dynamic artists and artisans, against the backdrop of our beautiful countryside. Visit 15 stops where you can view artists at work, giving demonstrations and welcoming you into their studios to catch a glimpse of the artistic life. We are so lucky to have this vibrant cultural and creative community. You will discover many works of fine art, photography, woodcarving, wood turnings, pottery, weaving, quilts, handmade rugs, iron works, baskets, masks, sculpture, jewellery, wall hangings and intriguing treasures beyond description. Each piece has been created with love and passion.10am to 5pm. For more information and a map, go to:

Polo For Heart

Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

June 22 — Polo For Heart is excited to be back for its 40th anniversary benefiting The Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation and the The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.


Includes parking and a reserved Pavilion seating with a view of the game from a fantastic location. Enjoy an amazing gourmet lunch, bar service and a bottle of champagne. Dress to impress and wear your best hat.


Includes a reserved field-side umbrella table for 8 guests. A scrumptious lunch can be purchased from the Mallet Grille or bring your “perfect polo picnic” .

GENERAL ADMISSION: Includes access to the polo grounds, parking, grandstand or grass (picnic) seating, boutiques, silent auction, Kid’s Village, Mallet Grille and entertainment. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne during the traditional halftime divot stomp. Dress to impress and wear your best hat for the “best hat contest”.


* Two international polo matches

* Pony parade with horses and hounds

* Half time entertainment

* Canadian Cowgirls

* Champagne divot stop

* Silent auction

* Boutiques

* Best Hat contest

* Kids Village

* Equine education area where guests can get up close and touch the horses

11:00am to  4:30pm

Please purchase tickets online at or call Karen White 905-505-0088 to purchase tickets over the phone.

In the event of inclement weather please visit

Toronto Polo Club,     13401 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill.


Christmas in June at Port of Orillia

Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 22 — Christmas in June. A festive day at the Port of Orillia presented by the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. Large boater rendezvous and fabulous decorated boat contest, free to viewing public.

Decorated boat contest, beautiful evening lighted boat displays. 12:00 pm Port of Orillia, 705-326-6314

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

National Indigenous Peoples Day
Join us at the Elman W. Campbell Museum on June 22, 2019.  Drop-in between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to learn about the cultural diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples through our collection of artifacts, reproductions and food sampling.

Enjoy educational and fun crafts, stories, games, hands-on activities and a special Nin Os Kom Tin Hand Drumming presentation at 2 p.m. 

$3/child, suitable for ages 4 to 10, adult supervision required.

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