Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Month Flat Week Day

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

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MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

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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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Canada...on a Plate: Special Exhibit Celebrating Canada 150

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 1

Canada...on a Plate: Special Exhibit Celebrating Canada 150
Follow the history of Canada in the many pieces of decorative china on display at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre. Many are commemorative items produced for the Canadian market showing crests and coat of arms, landscapes, monuments or events significant to Canada’s history.
King Township Heritage and Cultural Centre, 2920 King Rd., King City
905-833-2331; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathleen Fry
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Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

35th Annual Spring Automotive Flea Market

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 3:00 pm

35th Annual Spring Automotive Flea Market

A car lover's dream. Collectibles, classics, hard to find parts, car sales corral, show and shine, auto auction, hundreds of vendors, great food and more. Burl's Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie,  Thurs. to Sat. 7am to 7pm; Sun. 7am to 3pm. On-site camping available.

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Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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Georgian College Auto Show

Fri. 2 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 6:00 pm

“Experience Innovation” at the Georgian College Auto Show
June 2 to 4 at the Barrie Campus

The 32nd annual Georgian College Auto Show returns under the theme of “Experience Innovation” at the Georgian College Barrie Campus, Fri., June 2 through Sun., June 4.

It’s the largest outdoor, student-run auto show in North America. The event is organized and staffed by students in the Automotive Business School of Canada.

The five student directors are thrilled by the amount of enthusiasm demonstrated by both students and manufacturers.

Daniel Montesanti, the 2017 Student Director of Marketing and Media Relations, said expectations are high for this year’s show.

 “This year we are welcoming over 20 manufacturers to the Barrie Campus,” he said. “Last year, the team did an excellent job bringing life to a new idea of innovation. This year we want customers to experience manufacturers’ newest innovations.”

The 2016 show attracted close to 10,000 visitors from across Ontario. The 2017 student directors are hoping for a larger number this year due to their extensive advertising campaign. Automotive Business School of Canada (ABSC) students carry out all show tasks, including marketing, sponsorship, recruitment and training, physical resources and community events.

This year’s team is bringing back several popular attractions, such as the Electric Vehicle Experience, an interactive KidZone, and a variety of food truck vendors. The redesigned Pfaff Auto Track, which will be a dry track instead of last years’ wet track. All proceeds from the Pfaff Auto Track will go to benefit Zach Makes Tracks – a local youth who is raising awareness and funds for youth mental health initiatives by running from Barrie to Ottawa this summer.

Among other attractions this year will be the annual live auction, held on Sat., June 3 at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds support scholarships for students of the Automotive Business School of Canada.

“Speaking on behalf of the other student directors, we are extremely grateful for the work that everyone has put into the show,” said Montesanti. “Students, teachers, advisory committee, sponsors and the vehicle manufacturers are the ones who make it all happen, and we cannot thank them enough for their ongoing contributions to the event.”

The show runs Friday, June 2 from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday June 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily admission is $7 for adults. Children 12 and under are free, and parking on campus is free throughout the weekend. Discount tickets are available at GeorgianAutoShow.ca for $5.

 

33rd Annual Antique Show - Beaverton

Sat. 3 Jun, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 4:00 pm

33rd Annual Antique Show-fundraiser for the Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society. 

June 3rd 9:30-4:30 & June 4 10:00-4:00

At the Beaverton Thorah Community Centre, 176 Main Street, Beaverton. 

Admission $5.00 (Good for 2 days)

For more information call 705-426-7808 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Aurora Street Festival

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 11:00 am

June 4
Aurora Street Festival
a fun-filled family event for all ages with over 500 vendors, fantastic “Street Performers”, music, food galore and so much more. It is held annually the first Sunday in June in Aurora. A section of Yonge Street, between Wellington Street and Murray Drive is closed to traffic, allowing vendors and visitors full access to the street. Come rain or shine. Parking and admission are always free.
11am-5pm
Yonge Street, Aurora
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aurorachamber.on.ca

CFUW Orillia Annual Homes Tour and Tea

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

CFUW Orillia Annual Homes Tour and Tea.

 Tour five outstanding local homes, and attend the Tea at Fern Resort. Proceeds fund scholarships for young women seeking post-secondary education. Passports $25, available May 1st. For passport purchase information, call Roline at 705-327-0327 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website cfuworillia.org. Raffle tickets available from CFUW members or at Farmers Markets during May.

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