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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
905-833-2331; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.

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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‘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).

BioBlitz at Sheppard’s Bush

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 5:00 am

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a special nature event called a BioBlitz at Sheppard’s Bush this year!  A BioBlitz is a full day event to explore, identify, and learn about the many animal and plants that call Sheppard’s Bush home. At last year’s BioBlitz event in Bradford, through the help of participants like you, we were able to identify more than 400 species. As this is the first year for a BioBlitz in Aurora, we’re not sure what we’ll find! Make sure to join us for this day of outdoor discovery and fun.


Date:
                   Saturday June 17, 2017

Time:                    5:00 am - dusk   

Come for a part of the day or the entire event. See the detailed schedule below.

Location:             Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area, Main parking lot off of Industry Street south of Mary Street, Aurora, Ontario

Cost:                     Free

How a BioBlitz works is that ecology experts, nature enthusiasts and members of the community come together to explore, learn about and inventory as many species as we can spot on the property.  Are you a nature novice with little species identification experience? No problem! Participate alongside more seasoned volunteers and learn something new.

Looking for an outdoor Saturday activity for your family? A BioBlitz is a unique event that gets kids outside, nature sleuthing, and seeing nature professionals in action. There are drop in wildlife games just for them. We guarantee an educational and interactive day for all ages!

All sessions are free, and a complimentary lunch and dinner are also included. The day’s schedule is found below.

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We hope that you’ll be able to join us this year, whether it’s for the entire day or just for a few hours. 

Please register online through: www.lsrca.on.ca/bioblitz. The first 75 registrants get a free BioBlitz t-shirt, so don’t delay. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me, Christa Sharp at 905-895-1281 x115 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MEC Paddlefest

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

June 17
MEC Paddlefest
annual celebration of canoeing and kayaking is a great way to get the whole family out for a day by the water - workshops, demonstrations, vendors, and more. Open to paddling enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Minet’s Point Beach, 10 Lismer Blvd.
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mec.ca/paddlefest

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

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