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

Curious Minds art show

Fri. 29 Nov, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 25 Jan, 2020 4:00 pm

Nov. 29 to Jan. 25, 2020 - Curious Minds. Members of the Society of York Region Artists explore curiosity on many levels. An opportunity to purchase an original piece of art. Reception: Sat., Dec. 7, 1pm to 4pm. Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St. 905-713-1818;

Bewabon Shilling: Between the Forest and the Sky

Sat. 30 Nov, 2019 10:00 am - Mon. 2 Mar, 2020 4:00 pm

Bewabon Shilling: Between the Forest and the Sky

November 30, 2019 – March 2, 2020

Janice Laking Gallery

Curator: Emily McKibbon

Reception: Thursday, December 5, 7 to 9 pm

This major solo exhibition highlights recent paintings by Bewabon Shilling depicting the forest and skies around his home at Rama Mnjikaning First Nation. Working from the studio built by his late father, the artist Arthur Shilling (1941-1986), the works reveal a landscape refracted through a palette inspired by his father, but rendered in a visual vocabulary that is entirely his own. Heroic in format and presented in the changeful, grey light of the Janice Laking Gallery at midwinter, the paintings suggest a landscape wilder than our ability to comprehend it.

Bewabon Shilling was born in 1977 in Orillia, Ontario. He studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he received both the Norman Jewison Award and the Rose of Cedarvale Scholarship.

He has exhibited at Roberts Gallery, Toronto; the Gary Farmer Gallery, Santa Fe; Orillia Museum of Art and History; and Kensington Fine Art, Calgary.

He is represented by Roberts Gallery, Toronto; the Collectors Gallery, Calgary; and the Darrell Bell Gallery, Saskatoon.

MacLaren Art Centre

Mon-Fri 10 am to 5 pm
Sat & Sun 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday to 7 pm
Closed Statutory Holidays.

$5 suggested donation

+1 (705) 721-9696
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37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, ON

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2nd Annual Severn Winterfest

Fri. 24 Jan, 2020 5:00 pm - Sun. 26 Jan, 2020 3:00 pm

Jan. 24 to 26 - 2nd Annual Severn Winterfest. Demolition derby, dance, ice bar, roller skating, igloo village, pancake breakfast, walking trail, giant snow slide, wagon rides, and of course the polar bear dip at 1p on Sunday. Friday, 5pm to Sun., 3pm. ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Rd., Severn.

John Sheard Presents The Beatles Songbook

Fri. 24 Jan, 2020 7:00 pm

Jan. 24 - John Sheard Presents The Beatles Songbook. The Beatles back catalogue is as well known as any that has appeared on our stage; with John at the keys, and his signature group of talented performers, Brevik Hall will ring out with favourites and deep cuts. 8pm. Aurora Cultural Centre
22 Church St. 905-713-1818;

Brevik Hall Presents Signature Series
They're back. John Sheard opens the first of his 3 concerts in the 2020 line-up bringing The Fab Four back together again. The Beatles back catalogue is as well known as any that has appeared on our stage; with John at the keys, and his signature group of talented performers, Brevik Hall will ring out with favourites and deep cuts. This one will sell out. Pick up the Brevik Hall Presents Signature Series and ensure your seat in this joyous ride.

John Sheard is the founding musical director of Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe. Touring across the country and further afield he ensured that Canadian musical talent enjoyed a national spotlight. A piano genius, he pianist, producer and composer since he began his musical career in 1975, he has appeared on over 300 recordings including artists such as Rita MacNeil, Ian Tyson, Colm Wilkinson, Sylvia Tyson, Dan Hill, Rita Coolidge, Olivia Newton-John, Mary-Margaret O'Hara, Celine Dion, Ron Hynes and hundreds more. Dan Hill's music director for many years, and for many CBC radio programs including Peter Gzowski's iconic 'Red River Rally' Morningside show, John has produced, written, arranged, recorded for television, performed and quietly become part of the Canadian music bedrock. The Aurora Cultural Centre is proud of our longtime association with John Sheard, and the specially-created series he brings to us every year.

The Fine Print
- NEW. Tickets and subscriptions are available online at (starting in July), by phone at 905-713-1818, or at the Box Office during business hours.
- Subscriptions are now on sale: individual tickets go on sale starting September 3, 2019 at 10 am.
- HST is included in all ticket and subscription prices.
- Ways to Save. Our subscription series packages offer the best option to save, with 20% off your series purchase. Visit here for our selection of subscription packages.
- All patrons require a ticket, regardless of age.
-All tickets are final sale; no refund or exchange is available.
- Cash Bar & CDs available at most Brevik Hall Presents shows.
- The Aurora Cultural Centre is accessible, with an elevator entrance at the north glass doors. Brevik Hall is located on the second floor; there are 2 accessible washrooms on the main and 2nd floor, as well as on the lower level.

Aurora Cultural Centre
22 Church St. 905-713-1818;

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